IN THE NEWS: Legislators from the 39th District take part in Concrete town hall

By Racquel Muncy / Skagit Valley Herald  |

Residents of the state’s 39th Legislative District gathered at Concrete Theatre on Saturday for a town hall with Sen. Keith Wagoner and representatives Carolyn Eslick and Sam Low. 

…Each of the legislators had an opportunity to speak about what is important to them before taking questions from the audience. 

Wagoner mentioned that in 2024 there are six initiatives from constituents and he is in favor of all six. 

One resident asked if the Legislature had thought to reinstate institutions such as Northern State Hospital to help those in the homeless population in need of behavioral health treatment. 

Wagoner said the existing large state behavioral health institutions are not well run, so he would prefer to see more smaller, local institutions. 

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