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A hardy perennial...

Saying Eastern Washington has more in common with Eastern Oregon and Idaho than with mossy Puget Sound, two local state senators have -- once again -- proposed a law that would lay the groundwork for cleaving the state of Washington in two.
Senate Bill 5663 finds that "Urbanization and rapid growth in the western portions of Washington and Oregon have progressively heightened (the) divergence of cultural and economic values from that of the eastern portions of the states," and that a "reconsideration" of the three state's boundary lines is in order.
No mention is made of moving state capitals to accomodate the boundary switcheroo. But we'd love to rename this website "Eye on Mockonema."


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