With its shady green canopy and centuries-old medicinal lore, the Chinese long ago bestowed the name "tree of heaven" on ...
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January 14, 2013
Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom, D-Medina, right, chats with Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, on the Senate floor Monday at the Capitol in Olympia. A Republican-dominated coalition took power in the Senate on Monday, establishing Tom as their new majority leader on the first day of the legislative session and rejecting Democrats' offer to co-chair all Senate committees.