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Rep. Skinner Hosts Public Safety Town Hall Meeting

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UNION GAP, Wash. -- With this weekend being the halfway point of the 60-day legislative session, Representative Mary Skinner took a break from Olympia to check in with residents from the 14th district.

She hosted a town hall meeting in union gap today, where she spent nearly two hours hearing concerns from residents of the district.

She also used the time to discuss public safety issues she felt the community needed to know about.

"The public safety we have been primarily looking at has been the ani-gang, but there are other areas of public safety like this mapping of the schools so that the people who are the emergency responders know where to go if there is a problem of any kind whether it be fire, flooding or and intruder," said Rep. Skinner.

That plan is has been approved and is being developed for all schools in the district.    

There were also officials there to talk about avalanche control and the new enhanced driver's license.