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Reminder: Redistricting Commish meets tonight

The Washington State Redistricting Commission has a special meeting plus a public forum this evening at Spokane Falls Community College.

Want more info? Click here for details on the meeting.

Click here for Sunday's column on do-it-yourself redistricting.

Redistricting hearing set for July 12

OLYMPIA — The State Redistricting Commission, which will redraw the lines for the legislative districts and add a 10th congressional district in Washington, will hold a hearing in Spokane on July 12.

Location and time to be determined.

They'll also be in Walla Walla July 13 and Moses Lake July 14.

The commission announced its schedule of hearings around the state this week. Starting next week, it will make the rounds to 17 cities to hear citizens' questions and ideas about redrawing the lines. For those who can't wait, or can't get enough with the one hearing in their neck of the woods, all the meetings will be webcast on TVW.

Details of the Spokane hearing will be posted as soon as available.

WA may add a congressional seat

Washington state could be in line for a new congressional district when the numbers from the 2010 Census become final.
A private organization that analyzes census, election and political data said Monday the state could just make the cut for adding a seat if the once-per-decade national headcount comes out as expected.
That would give Washington 10 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and give the state Redistricting Commission more to do than just adjust the current nine congressional districts and 49 legislative districts…

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Jim Camden is a veteran political reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


Jonathan Brunt is an enterprise reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


Kip Hill is a general assignments reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

Nick Deshais covers Spokane City Hall for The Spokesman-Review.

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