A bevy of local lawmakers want to create a new state license plate featuring Gonzaga University. Cost: $40. The state Department of Transportation would get $12, and after deducting the cost of making the plate and running the program, the rest of the money would go to GU’s alumni association. The plates — assuming the bill passes — would be available next year.
Washington offers more than two dozen such plates. Among the groups showing their pride on their plates: Eastern and Wazzoo students, Freemasons, ham radio operators, bicyclists, former prisoners of war, Mariners’ fans and square dancers.