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Ex-senator Oke dies at 66

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ Former state Senator Bob Oke (Oak) of Port Orchard has died. The senior Republican was best known for battling the tobacco industry and for promoting a new Tacoma Narrows Bridge.

The Senate Republican caucus said Oke died Monday night after a three-year battle multiple myeloma, which targets plasma cells and weakens the bones. He was 66 and had served in the Legislature for 16 years.

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