Tenino

State Legislature
2:18 pm
Fri February 4, 2011

The official state rock?

The Old Tenino Bank, featuring a solid column of Tenino sandstone
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Tenino sandstone would become the official state rock under a bill introduced this week by Republican state senator Dan Swecker of Rochester.

Critics may wonder why lawmakers are drafting bills for state rocks rather than dealing with an estimated $5 billion shortfall in the next biennial budget, but the bill is actually the work of a group of Tenino School District students. 

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