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Feb. 17: 4-H hosts statewide live discussion of issues

4-H-logo-100OLYMPIA, Wash. – High school students from across the state will host the first live 4-H Virtual Town Hall Meeting to connect and initiate discussion with lawmakers, citizens and peers at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17.

Issues including gun control, minimum wage, coal trains and genetically modified crops will be addressed during the live videostream, which will be available on YouTube at Questions will be taken on Twitter (#wakyg2015) and from the live audience.

The virtual town hall will conclude the 4-H civic education conference, Know Your Government, to be held Feb. 14-17 in Olympia. 4-H is a youth development program of Washington State University Extension.

The annual event brings more than 240 students from across Washington to the capital, where they engage in leadership, citizenship and life-skill development. Learn more at


Jan Klein, WSU 4-H extension specialist, 509-358-7937,


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