Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Split Washington State?

There has been a lot of talk about D.C. becoming a state, or New York City splitting off on its own. Locally there is a drive to split King County east and west into Seattle and everyone else (more or less). And if Washington State Senator Bob Morton has his way, Washington will become two states, with the dividing line at the Cascade Mountains. There is more than a little logic to this. The eastern portion of the state is largely agricultural, and votes a predominantly Republican ticket. The western part of the state is dominated by the mostly Democratic urban King county.

At least this will keep the state senate out of some mischief for a while.


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