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Tacoma history museum likely to survive

Today in good things -- the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma, whose existence was threatened earlier this year due to budget shortfalls, may now be out of danger.

According to the News Tribune:

One way or another, budget writers in the Legislature are moving closer to saving the Washington State History Museum in downtown Tacoma, along with the state’s other history museums, from cuts laid out by the governor.

House budget vice chairwoman Jeannie Darneille of Tacoma said Thursday that she expects the spending plan being developed by House Democrats will include her proposal to preserve the museums. She would merge them with other cultural programs and pay for them by raiding money from a planned construction project in Olympia.

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