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Spec Sess Day 29: Formal farewell to Sen. Mike Carrell

OLYMPIA -- Rep. Maureen Walsh, R-Walla Walla, leads the Senate in the chorus of
OLYMPIA -- Rep. Maureen Walsh, R-Walla Walla, leads the Senate in the chorus of "I Can See Clearly Now" at the end of a memorial service for the late Sen. Mike Carrell, R-Lakewood. (Jim Camden)

Rep. Maureen Walsh leads Senate in the chorus of "I Can See Clearly Now" at the close of the memorial service for Sen. Mike Carrell.

OLYMPIA -- The Senate held a formal memorial service for Sen. Mike Carrell this morning, with tributes from several of his close friends in the Senate and Gov. Jay Inslee.

Rep. Maureen Walsh, R-Walla Walla, "sang them out" at the close of the service. Rather than a standard like "Amazing Grace," she had the chamber join in with something more in keeping with Carrell's upbeat demeanor.

"I Can See Clearly Now". She got most of them to join in for the chorus of "gonna be a bright, bright, bright sunshiny day."



Jim Camden
Jim Camden joined The Spokesman-Review in 1981 and retired in 2021. He is currently the political and state government correspondent covering Washington state.

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