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U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., speaks during a ceremony in Walla Walla Thursday to celebrate completion of the latest phase of the U.S. Highway 12 widening project. During the past 10 years, the senator has been responsible for securing more than $25 million in federal funds for the project. (July 8, 2010)

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Officials herald latest phase of US 12

The widening project is near the halfway point, with 18 miles of highway from Walla Walla to Tri-Cities now four lanes and 21 miles left to go.

WALLA WALLA -- The latest effort to widen U.S. Highway 12 was officially welcomed Thursday.


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