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By Dena Martin
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Waitsburg Teens Learn About Legislature

Tom and Seamus House, and Tim Daves, took part in the 4-H Know Your Government Program


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Left to right: Tom House, Tim Daves and Seamus House, in Olympia.

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Waitsburg teens Tom and Seamus House, and Tim Daves, got a firsthand taste of the legislative process as they represented Walla Walla County in the 4-H Know Your Government (KYG) program in Olympia on Feb. 17-21. The teens participated in a mock legislative process, but their results are often considered by the "real" Washington State Legislature.

Know Your Government is a civic education program that rotates annually between learning about the legislative system, the judicial system, elections and party platforms and politics and the media. The program focuses on teachin...

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