Follow us:

The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

April 4, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Double Jeopardy: Washington state senator’s plan reaches quiz show

The Associated Press

Bob Morton (AP photo)

A state senator’s plan to split Washington in half has put him in Double Jeopardy.

Literally.

The long-running television quiz show “Jeopardy!” used a clue in Tuesday night’s show that mentioned Republican Sen. Bob Morton. The Kettle Falls lawmaker has previously proposed breaking Washington into two states, arguing that people on the eastern half have different politics, cultures and economies.

Morton’s plan has never gotten any traction in the Legislature.

The proposal made an appearance in a “Double Jeopardy!” segment under the category “Proposed States.” The $800 clue said: “State Senator Bob Morton has proposed that Washington east of these mountains go its own way.”

A contestant got the correct response: “What are the Cascades?”

Comments | More in Arts & Entertainment, Government | Topics: Bob Morton, cascades, Jeopardy

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►