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By Roger Harnack
Franklin Connection 

Gov. Inslee to sign bill to replace Whitman statues today

Indian fisheries activist Frank to take his place

 

Last updated 4/15/2021 at 7:26am



OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee is expected to sign a bill today that would begin the process of removing statues of perhaps the state's most prominent figure from the Capitol building and the National Statuary in Washington, D.C.

The governor has called an 11:30 a.m. signing ceremony, where he will sign House Bill 1372 into law.

The bill would replace the statues of Pacific Northwest pioneer, teacher and missionary Marcus Whitman. They will be replaced with statues of Billy Frank Jr., a Nisqually tribal fishing rights activist.

The governor said he has invited Nisqually leaders Chairman Ken Ch...



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