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Illegal mole trap used on state grounds in Olympia

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OLYMPIA, Wash. - Groundskeepers at the Capitol Campus in Olympia have been using body-gripping mole traps in apparent violation of state law.
     
Department of General Administration spokesman Steve Valandra says workers are removing the five to 10 traps and will look for legal traps. Valandra says workers simply didn't know about a state ban on animal trapping approved by an initiative in 2000.
     
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