State Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, gestures as he gives a speech in front of the proposed Liberty state flag, Feb. 15, at the Capitol in Olympia, during a rally seeking to split Washington state into two states and questioning the legality of Washington’s I-1639 gun-control measure. (Ted S. Warren/Associated Press)

State Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, gestures as he gives a speech in front of the proposed Liberty state flag, Feb. 15, at the Capitol in Olympia, during a rally seeking to split Washington state into two states and questioning the legality of Washington’s I-1639 gun-control measure. (Ted S. Warren/Associated Press)

Editorial: Splitting state takes liberties with representation

Frustrated by state politics, two state lawmakers are back with their bid to split the state in two.

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