Bud Breakey and his wife, Deborah, pose with their daughter Kaylin, 15 months, by the water well they paid to drill on property they own near Bellingham where they hope to eventually build a house. Several bills currently being proposed by lawmakers are taking aim at a recent Washington Supreme Court decision that put the onus on counties to determine whether water is legally available in certain rural areas before they issue building permits.
Bud Breakey and his wife, Deborah, pose with their daughter Kaylin, 15 months, by the water well they paid to drill on property they own near Bellingham where they hope to eventually build a house. Several bills currently being proposed by lawmakers are taking aim at a recent Washington Supreme Court decision that put the onus on counties to determine whether water is legally available in certain rural areas before they issue building permits. Ted S. Warren The Associated Press
Bud Breakey and his wife, Deborah, pose with their daughter Kaylin, 15 months, by the water well they paid to drill on property they own near Bellingham where they hope to eventually build a house. Several bills currently being proposed by lawmakers are taking aim at a recent Washington Supreme Court decision that put the onus on counties to determine whether water is legally available in certain rural areas before they issue building permits. Ted S. Warren The Associated Press

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