Nick Harper http://kplu.org en State senator sworn in amidst controversy http://kplu.org/post/state-senator-sworn-amidst-controversy <p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px; font-size: 12px; ">The first day of the Washington Legislature included an intra-party drama on the floor of the state senate. It happened during opening ceremonies Monday when an incumbent Democratic Senator tried to block a new senator from being sworn in.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 16:47:47 +0000 Austin Jenkins & KPLU News Staff 511 at http://kplu.org State senator sworn in amidst controversy