Former Wash. state Gov. Booth Gardner dies at age 76

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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2008 file photo, former Washington Gov. Booth Gardner stands in front of a painting of George Washington as he talks to reporters at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Gardner, a two-term Democratic governor who later in life spearheaded a campaign that made Washington the second state in the country to legalize assisted suicide for the terminally ill, has died after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 76. Gardner died Friday, March 15, 2013 at his Tacoma home, family spokesman Ron Dotzauer said Saturday. He was the state's 19th governor. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)