Bud Breakey and his wife Deborah, with their daughter Kaylin, hope to build a house on property they own near Bellingham. The Hirst decision, which puts the onus on counties to determine whether water is legally available in certain rural areas before they issue building permits, stopped their building plans in 2016.
Bud Breakey and his wife Deborah, with their daughter Kaylin, hope to build a house on property they own near Bellingham. The Hirst decision, which puts the onus on counties to determine whether water is legally available in certain rural areas before they issue building permits, stopped their building plans in 2016. Ted S. Warren AP file
Bud Breakey and his wife Deborah, with their daughter Kaylin, hope to build a house on property they own near Bellingham. The Hirst decision, which puts the onus on counties to determine whether water is legally available in certain rural areas before they issue building permits, stopped their building plans in 2016. Ted S. Warren AP file

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Legislators: ‘It’s unacceptable to let the anti-growth agenda trump the protection of basic property rights’

August 09, 2017 5:00 AM

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