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UPDATE – Religious displays kept apart at Capitol

Post by Brad Shannon / The Olympian on Dec. 21, 2011 at 12:45 pm with No Comments »
December 22, 2011 1:58 pm

Washington state has issued permits to three groups wanting to put up holiday displays touching on religion at or near the Capitol Campus, and all are far apart from each other this year.

The Chabad Jewish Discovery Center received a permit to place its nine-foot-tall lighted menorah at Sylvester Park in downtown Olympia, where it plans a community menorah lighting at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

A permit for a nativity set similar to what was placed there last year was also granted to Hunter M. Abell of Bothell and Ron Wesselius of Thurston County.

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