Here's a sporting idea: Make pickleball the official state sport


Last updated 1/20/2022 at 11:42am

Courtesy Kate Van Gent

Kate Van Gent, John Lovick and Michaele Turbak take a break after playing pickleball in September at Heron Park. Van Gent and Turbak are members of a neighborhood ladies pickleball group.

Like other states, Washington claims its share of official symbols: the state flower is, of course, the rhododendron. The state bird? American goldfinch. Fish? Steelhead. Tree? Western hemlock. Fruit? Apple (natch).

We even have a state dance (sq...

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