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Eye On Olympia

A big check for Olympia?

Making the point that many college students are graduating with vast amounts of debt, students from Washington State University on Monday planned to present lawmakers with a $7.5 million check. That's the total debt that WSU's Young Democrats came up with in a survey of nearly 500 fellow students.

"Hopefully, legislators will think before enacting extravagant tuition increases and student aid cuts that will burden college graduates with debt and interest payments into their 30s," the group said.

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