A 9-foot menorah was placed at the Capitol Campus near Tivoli Fountain on Friday. The display is the first allowed under a new state policy that limits displays on state-owned property to the outdoors.

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OLYMPIA — A 9-foot menorah was placed at the Capitol Campus near Tivoli Fountain on Friday, coinciding with the first evening of Hanukkah.

The display is the first allowed under a new state policy that limits displays on state-owned property to the outdoors.

A second menorah went up in state-owned Sylvester Park downtown; both menorah requests came from the Chabad Jewish Discovery Center of Olympia.

A placard from Seattle atheists was expected to be placed about 25 feet from the menorah Saturday.

Other than a state-sponsored “holiday” tree that was lit inside the Capitol Rotunda on Dec. 4, no requests for displays are pending this year, a state spokesman said Friday. That is in contrast to more than a dozen displays in the Legislative Building last year, including a Nativity set and an atheist group’s placard, which created a controversy.