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Posted: Saturday, July 26, 2014 6:30 pm

It’s very emotional with some people — the Washington annexation proposal on the Aug. 5 ballot. Some people also are having a problem understanding the fact that Washington voters will be given eight ballots. They will vote on annexation on eight individual parcels of land. People in the areas proposed for annexation will vote on only the tract they live in.

The proposal has become very personal. A couple of the anti-annexation leaders don’t like the city because of disagreements that go back generations. They are very bitter people and probably are against most things the city proposes. From more than several, we’ve heard comments such as, “If the city is so bad, as they voice, why do they stay here? Why don’t they move?”

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