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Guns in stadiums? Trumpism making some noise in Olympia.

Politics at the state Capitol in Olympia have mostly been a polite and bipartisan affair. But a slew of bills just filed suggest the right wing, emboldened by Donald Trump’s victory, is feeling its oats.

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