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SALEM, Ore. - From Crater Lake and Cultural Trust to wine country and Willamette University, Oregon has a lineup of more than 30 different vanity-license plates.

What's one more?

The Oregonian (http://is.gd/HPzU8v ) reports that coast lawmakers are supporting House Bill 2180, which would establish a new commemorative whale plate that drivers could buy for an extra $30 per year.

The fee would fund Oregon State University's Marine Mammal Institute, boosting gray whale research and tourism.

Other bills introduced this session would allow plates commemorating professional sports teams, plates that raise money for wildlife conservation and plates featuring Smokey Bear.

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