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I’ll take silly grandstanding for $800, Alex

OLYMPIA (AP) — A state senator’s plan to split Washington in half is placing him in Double Jeopardy. Literally.

The long-running quiz show “Jeopardy!” used a clue in Tuesday night’s show that mentioned Republican state Sen. Bob Morton. The Kettle Falls lawmaker has previously proposed breaking Washington into two states, arguing that people on the eastern half have different politics, cultures and economies. Morton’s plan has never gotten any traction in the Legislature.

The proposal, however, found its way into a “Double Jeopardy!” segment under the category “Proposed States.” The $800 clue said: “State Senator Bob Morton has proposed that Washington east of these mountains go its own way.”

A contestant got the correct response: “What are the Cascades?”

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