Peninsula residents send Sen. Cantwell back to D.C. with funding request

Area residents meeting with Sen. Maria Cantwell sent her back to Washington, D.C. with instructions to seek more mental and medical health funding.

Cantwell, D-Mountlake Terrace, was in Port Angeles on Saturday to meet with various representatives of communities from Sequim to Forks.

“We want to look at putting more resources into the community,”‘ the state's freshman senator told the audience of nearly 50 at Port Angeles City Hall.

The visit included panel discussions on health care and criminal justice.

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