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51st state supporters rally in Olympia

Supporters of a new state for Eastern Washington stage another rally at the Capitol, but no vote is expected on their resolution.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 8:55 p.m.

Gun rights, 51st state are linked, Shea tells rally

Rep. Matt Shea links gun rights, a new state in Eastern Washington at a Capitol rally.


The week that was: Ferguson sidesteps question on running for governor; state of Liberty gets another try

Spokane group has breakfast with Attorney General Bob Ferguson, asks if he’d like to be Gov. Bob Ferguson.


Paul Turner: Eastern Washington could gain respect with simple name change – statehood not required

We ought to abandon the “ern” and start referring to our side of the Evergreen State as “East Washington.”


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 9:36 p.m.

Proposals to split Washington, end capital punishment fail to survive critical deadline

Proposals to end the death penalty, split the state are among those that fell by the wayside Friday because of a legislative deadline.


State Rep. Matt Shea: Split the state so Eastern Washington isn’t ignored

Splitting Eastern Washington off makes sense because its people are ignored, Rep. Matt Shea says.


Matt Shea, Bob McCaslin propose creating new state called “Liberty” in Eastern Washington

A proposal to make Eastern Washington its own state – named Liberty – has a long legislative history, but rarely gets beyond the talking phase.