FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2017 file photo Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane, speaks at a gun-rights rally, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Shea is a leading proponent of creating a 51st state called Liberty, comprised of counties in eastern Washington.
FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2017 file photo Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane, speaks at a gun-rights rally, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Shea is a leading proponent of creating a 51st state called Liberty, comprised of counties in eastern Washington. Ted S. Warren AP file
FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2017 file photo Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane, speaks at a gun-rights rally, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Shea is a leading proponent of creating a 51st state called Liberty, comprised of counties in eastern Washington. Ted S. Warren AP file

Midterm’s geographic divide renews interest in unlikely plan to split Washington in two

December 02, 2018 05:00 AM