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WA Senator Patty Murray sworn in as president pro tempore

Patty Murray became the first woman to represent Washington in the U.S. Senate 30 years ago. She’s since been the first woman to chair the Senate Budget and Veterans’ Affairs committees. On Tuesday, she made history again as she was sworn in as the first female Senate President Pro Tempore.

KNKX reporter Freddy Monares has more.

Freddy Monares has covered politics, housing inequalities and Native American communities for a newspaper and a public radio station in Montana. He grew up in East Los Angeles, California, and moved to Missoula, Montana, in 2015 with the goal of growing in his career.