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Rep. Hailey resigning

Republican Steve Hailey of Mesa is resigning his 9th District House seat because cancer is leaving him unable to do the job.

In a letter to Gov. Chris Gregoire late last week, Hailey wrote his "health is such that I cannot represent the interests of my constituents in the fashion they deserve."

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