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(One of six Prius hybrid cars sits in a Spokane parking lot)

OLYMPIA, Wash. - State agencies have parked six 2010 Toyota Prius hybrid cars as a precaution until recalled brakes are repaired.
     
Department of General Administration spokesman Steve Valandra says two are in a warehouse in Auburn, three are at a state Department of Labor and Industries office in Spokane and one is in Everett at a state Department of Personnel office.
     
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