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Eye On Olympia

The Mustard Bug is Back…

The Spokane Conservation District's well-traveled Volkswagen beetle, fueled by mustard-seed "biodiesel," has been spotted around the Capitol recently.
District spokesman Jim Armstrong's trying to prod lawmakers into passing tax incentives for the vegetable-oil-derived fuels, which can be burned in regular diesel engines. Two bills would also encourage state agencies and fuel districts to use a 20 percent blend of the fuel in their vehicles.

Short takes and breaking news from the Washington Legislature and the state capital.