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WA Lege Day 43: Bills bite dust on cut-off day

OLYMPIA — Fourteen year-olds can probably forget about voting in this year's school board races.
English may be the language everyone in the state uses for official events and documents but it’s unlikely to be declared the state’s “official language.”
The death penalty will likely remain viable for another year.
Washington probably won’t ask the federal government to say the gray wolf isn’t endangered.
Proposed laws addressing these and dozens of other ideas died quiet deaths Monday as the first legislative “cut off” day passed. It’s one of the dates set to the cull the herd of ideas that attempt to become laws each year.
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