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    Midday Scan: Washington's surprising gun-toting frenzy

    Who knew? Washingtonians are three times more likely to carry a concealed weapon than Texans. In other news, the Herald looks at which lawmakers are playing hooky the most and Joel Connelly rebuffs endorsements ... through his own endorsement.

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    Lastly, it's difficult not to love former Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus. Andrus, along with Washington's Dan Evans, was one the twentieth century's most accomplished governors. In Seattle to campaign for Democrat Jay Inslee, Andrus provided the folksy money quote of the month (as reported by the Seattlepi.com's Joel Connelly.) "Tell your neighbors: 'Take a look at that Inslee. He’s not all bad.'" 

     

    Link Summary

    Seattle Times, "Learning to live in a well-armed state"

    Seattlepi.com, "Endorsement in 1-party Seattle: Litmus tests of candidate conformity"

    The Herald, "New report shows missing votes is bipartisan"

    Oregonian, "Oregon Attorney General will leave office early to be Reed College president"

    Seattlepi.com, "Andrus: Return of the prodigal Democrat"

    Peter Jackson is the former editorial page editor of the Everett Herald. Follow him on twitter at @phardinjackson


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