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Tag: Kevin Van De Wege


History museum admission could be added to parks fee

If Washingtonians are going to pay more for nature, why not for culture?

Rep. Kevin Van De Wege, who introduced a bill today to charge an annual fee to visit state parks, wants to amend it later to add another perk to the parks passes: access to the state’s history museums.

Gov. Chris Gregoire wants to mothball the museums in Tacoma, Spokane and Olympia to save the state $5 million over two years. She also has proposed eliminating the state arts commission. Lawmakers are looking for alternatives.

“I’m definitely trying here to find a way to keep them

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