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By Eric Umphrey
The Times 

Native American mascots in public Washington State schools banned

 

April 29, 2021



Monday, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law House Bill 1356, a ban on public schools in Washington State from “..the inappropriate use of Native American names, symbols, or images as public school mascots, logos, or team names.” The new law will take effect on January 1, 2022. In the statehouse, the vote was 90 to 8, and it passed the state senate 40 to 9. Since the statehouse is currently made up of 57 democrats and 41 Republicans, and the state senate is made up of 28 Democrats, 20 Republicans, and one Democrat that caucuses with the Republicans, I guess this is what bipartisan suppor...



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