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January 9, 2013 at 6:19 AM

Wednesday politics: gun control, gun buyback, Congress v. cockroaches

Good morning. Happy New Year, all. Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords Guns, guns, guns: The voices are growing louder. Tuesday, a group of Seattle mayors — one present and a few former — the King County executive and some local businesses joined forces to announce a gun buyback program aimed at offering a small…


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September 28, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Koster offers two explanations for budget ‘no’ votes

In The Seattle Times editorial board meeting Wednesday, 1st District Congressional candidate John Koster, a Republican, said he voted against five of six state budgets as a lawmaker in the second half of the 1990s because he hadn’t had a chance to read them. Koster’s explanation is important as he seeks to make himself a…


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