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Eye On Olympia archive for April 11, 2007

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2007

We were rooting for the Martha S., but hey...

State vegetable? Check.State frog? Check. (Oh, pardon: state amphibian.)State boat?No?Lawmakers moved to right that wrong Wednesday, as the Senate approved Rep. Brian Blake's bill to declare the Aberdeen-based Lady Washington as the state's official ship."The bill sometimes hit rough waters, but it's now sailing on…

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After you...No, after you...No, after you...

The House yesterday approved SB 5088, an anti-jackass bill intended to discourage people from cutting in line while waiting for the state ferries. As things stand now, the only penalty at state officials' disposal is to send the offender to the back of the line.The…

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