(By Brandon Hansen/Chewelah Independent)
When asked about the state-wide Hirst Decision, Democratic candidate Susan Swanson said that she is on the fence about the complicated issue and that she would definitely want to reach across the aisle to solve the problem.
“Those planning to build and homeowners are affected by this and we need to be careful,” Swanson said. “I’d be willing to hear more about it.”
Current appointed State Rep. and Republican Jacquelin Maycumber said that the Hirst Decision is about control of the water and the land. She said the exempt wells only draw one percent of water drawn in the state. More