OLYMPIA – On Tuesday, the state Senate honored state historian and former publisher of The Daily World, John C. Hughes with Senate Resolution 8670. (TRT: 52) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

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Sen. Jim Hargrove of Hoquiam and Sen. Brian Hatfield of Raymond sponsored a Senate resolution on Tuesday honoring the great achievements and accomplishments of Harborite John Hughes. As Chief Oral Historian, former editor and publisher of The Daily World, and author, Hughes has contributed greatly to journalism, storytelling and the state. Sen. Hargrove.

Sen. Jim Hargrove, D-Hoquiam: (TRT: 26) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: “This is for 50 years of serving our community, but you know, John started as a paper boy and worked up to publisher and then of course has gone on to, not only be an author, but work for the Secretary of State. It reminds me a little bit of Sid Snyder who started as an elevator operator then worked up to be Senator. You know, John could have left the Harbor and been I’m sure way more famous, but he chose to stay on the Harbor and stay with the Daily World to the benefit of us all.”

The resolution was unanimously adopted.

Nicole Vukonich reporting in Olympia.