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By Roger Harnack

Protestors rally in Olympia, public access restricted


Last updated 1/14/2021 at 4:01pm

Protests are nothing new in Olympia. Each year, thousands of protesters converge on legislative sessions to rally for special causes, object to government activities and generally just remind lawmakers who they work for.

I cannot recall a time that the Capitol Building, other legislative office buildings and the state library weren’t available for public access. Indeed, each year I wander the Capitol campus during session to personally deliver a newspaper to those who represent us in Olympia, a simple reminder that we’re here, and that constituents are reading.

Times have changed, but...

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