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McCune's 'Understanding the Pledge' bill receives committee hearing

OLYMPIA–On Thursday the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee held a hearing on Sen. Jim McCune's measure to require school districts to offer instruction in the meaning and history of the Pledge of Allegiance.

"This is a bill that was brought to me by some very bright and thoughtful students from my district," said McCune, R-Graham and a member of the committee. "In these divisive ti...

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