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By Lou Marzeles

Sheriff says he won't enforce some distancing orders


Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer-already a national public figure for his defiance of enforcing Initiative-1639-now says he will refuse to enforce aspects of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's social distancing order because they are unconstitutional.

"Gov. Inslee's orders pertaining to public gatherings or businesses operating in violation of his orders, in my opinion, is a violation of our citizens' constitutional rights under the First Amendment, Second Amendment, and other amendments of the U.S. Constitution and Washington State Constitution," Songer said in a statement Tuesday.

"Not allowing citizens to attend church or firearm dealers to conduct business is a violation of the First Ame...

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