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Washington state officials have passed a bill that re-names the Renton Highlands Post Office the James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix Post Office, in honor of the late Seattle-born psychedelic-/blues-rock guitar legend. Showing that they're cooler than you'd expect, U.S. senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell supported the bill, which was signed into law two weeks ago after being passed unanimously. Sponsor of the bill, Rep. Adam Smith, said in a press release: “This designation will further celebrate Hendrix’s deep connection to the Puget Sound region and help ensure that his creative legacy will be remembered by our community and inspire future generations.” Conveniently, the newly christened post office is situated less than a mile from the Greenwood Memorial Park cemetery, where the guitar deity is buried.

As Hendrix's performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Woodstock proved, the virtuosic, innovative musician has always been a staunch advocate for American tradition and government offices, so this new development comes as no surprise.