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Teams working on redistricting

OLYMPIA – The Washington Redistricting Commission is still trying to come up with maps that show new boundaries for the state’s 10 congressional districts and for about a dozen legislative districts in Eastern Washington.

The panel divided itself into two teams, each with one Democratic appointee and one Republican appointee, and each team is handling one of the remaining tasks.

Both teams said Thursday they were getting closer to reconciling their differences on the boundaries.

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday.

Legislative districts the panel is proposing for Western Washington are being studied by county auditors around the state.

All the maps have to be available for public comment, studied by elections officials and approved by at least three of the four commissioners by Jan. 1.

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