Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, is applauded by her colleagues on Jan. 13 as she becomes the first woman in Washington state history to serve as Speaker of the House. Photo by Cameron Sheppard/WNPA News Service

Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, is applauded by her colleagues on Jan. 13 as she becomes the first woman in Washington state history to serve as Speaker of the House. Photo by Cameron Sheppard/WNPA News Service

PHOTO: New House speaker makes history

Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, is applauded by her colleagues on Jan. 13 as she becomes the first woman in Washington state history to serve as Speaker of the House. Photo by Cameron Sheppard/WNPA News Service

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