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Washington has a state song, a state tree and a state bird, but no state fossil. That may change soon if a couple of Republican lawmakers have their way.
A bill introduced by Larry Sheahan of Rosalia and Mark Schoesler of Ritzville would promote the large, hairy prehistoric elephants that roamed the Pacific Northwest during the Ice Age to the status of state symbol.
The bill, HB 1088, reads: "The imperial woolly mammoth of North America, Mammuthus primigenius, is hereby designated as the official fossil of the state of Washington."
Woolly mammoth fans may want to keep an eye on the Government Administration Committee to see if HB 1088 makes it through the legislative equivalent of the La …