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March 16, 2013 2:23 PM

Former Gov. Booth Gardner dies

Life sent him plenty of challenges: family tragedy near the beginning, Parkinson’s disease near the end. Still, Booth Gardner could have coasted through much of his life on his family money and his charisma. Instead he chose politics. Gardner, 76, who served as Washington’s 19th governor, died Friday night at his Tacoma home.

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