The Legislative Building is shown Friday, June 30, 2017, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
The Legislative Building is shown Friday, June 30, 2017, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Ted S. Warren AP
The Legislative Building is shown Friday, June 30, 2017, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Ted S. Warren AP

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