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Inslee asks for economic-disaster declaration

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Inslee asks for economic-disaster declaration

Metro

OLYMPIA, Wash – Governor Jay Inslee is asking the federal Small Business Administration to declare an economic-injury disaster for Skagit and surrounding counties.

The governor says traffic detours made necessary by the collapse of the I-5 bridge over the Skagit River had a significant impact on area businesses.

The declaration is being sought in order for the SBA to provide low-interest loans to affected businesses.

A decision on the request is expected in the next few days.

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