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March 5, 2013 at 6:56 PM

State Senate votes to close loophole on shark fins

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — Two years ago, state lawmakers banned the sale of shark fins but grandfathered in fins bought before July 2011. The Washington state Senate voted to close that loophole with a 45-4 vote Tuesday. The measure now heads to the House. Democratic Sen. Kevin Ranker of Orcas Island said the change is necessary because…


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