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Washington senator's plan to split the state reaches quiz show

By Associated Press
Apr 05, 2012

A state senator's plan to split Washington is half is placing him in Double Jeopardy. Literally.

The long-running quiz show "Jeopardy!" used a clue in Tuesday night's show that mentioned Republican Sen. Bob Morton. The Kettle Falls lawmaker has previously proposed breaking Washington into two states, arguing that people on the eastern half have different politics, cultures and economies.

Morton's plan has never gotten any traction in the Legislature.

The proposal made an appearance in a "Double Jeopardy!" segment under the category "Proposed States." The $800 clue said: "State Senator Bob Morton has proposed that Washington east of these mountains go its own way."

A contestant got the correct response: "What are the Cascades?"

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