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Wash. hotel threatens sale to Aryan Nations

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) - The owner of a hotel, restaurant and oyster farm on the Long Beach Peninsula is threatening to sell the property to the Aryan Nations. The Daily News of Longview reports it's the latest move in a dispute between the Moby Dick Hotel and county officials over spraying weed killer on seven acres of oyster beds on Willapa Bay. Owner Fritzi Cohen says she is tired of fighting with the county over herbicide spraying and frustrated the community didn't back her up.

Hotel manager Keith Stavrum says he's had a $3 million offer for the property from the Aryan Nations. A Pacific County administrative officer, Bryan Harrison, says the community is very upset by the possible arrival of Aryan Nations followers.

 

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