OLYMPIA – Palouse Falls is officially the state water fall.
In a ceremony this afternoon with the Eastern Washington falls as a backdrop and dozens of Washtucna Elementary students around the table, Gov. Jay Inslee signed the bill that bestows the title on the geologic feature. The students came up with the idea as a way to draw attention to the falls and a handful of them traveled to Olympia to testify on behalf of the bill.
It was one of two successful efforts to name an official state something in the last session. The Legislature also named the Olympia oyster the official state oyster.