Nation: Loner from Olympia

IF he weren't serving as Governor," says a friend of Washington's Daniel Jackson Evans, "he probably would go out and climb Mount Everest or sail around the world alone." Challenge is a key word in Dan Evans' vocabulary, to be used with intense, if low-pitched enthusiasm. Guided by the philosophy that "we have to act, not react," Evans has worked to prepare his richly forested state for the inevitable day when it moves "from a scattered open society to an urban society." Surrounded by a profusion of...