Politics & Government

You might see Murray at 3 holiday picnics

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray is attending three Labor Day picnics this weekend, including Monday's event at Tumwater Historical Park, the Washington State Labor Council said Friday.

The 11 a.m.-4 p.m. event is sponsored by the Thurston-Lewis-Mason Central Labor Council. Murray, a three-term Democrat and labor’s endorsed candidate, faces a challenge by Republican Dino Rossi.

For information about the Tumwater picnic, call 360-520-9575.

Two other labor picnics are planned Monday – one beginning at 11 a.m. at the lower Woodland Park in Seattle and the other at noon at Wright Park in Tacoma. The Tacoma event will be preceded by a 10:30 a.m. memorial ceremony at the gravesite of labor activist Ralph Chaplin at Calvary Cemetery.