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Eye On Olympia

Still the Second City…

Here's to Two, Spokane.

The Lilac City continues to cling to it's position as the state's second-largest city, once again beating out the City of Destiny -- Tacoma, that is -- by about 2,000 people.

The state Office of Financial Management today released its annual population estimates as of April 1, 2009. Locally, here's how cities stack up:

Spokane: 205,500
Tacoma: 203,400
Spokane Valley: 89,440 (7th largest city in state, a position Spokane Valley's held since 2006)
Pullman: 27,600 (37th)



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