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October 10, 2013 at 2:39 PM

Local Second Amendment group declares Sandy Hook anniversary as ‘Guns Save Lives Day’

A national Second Amendment group based in Bellevue has decided to sponsor “Guns Save Lives Day” on Dec. 14 — the anniversary of last year’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. The 650,000-member Second Amendment Foundation, which announced the event Thursday with the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms…

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Comments | More in State government | Topics: Alan Gottlieb, background checks, Cheryl Stumbo

July 24, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Initiative filed to name Skagit River bridge after Tim Eyman

An initiative to the Legislature was filed Wednesday that would apparently name the infamous Skagit River bridge — that collapsed on Interstate 5 in May – after Tim Eyman. The measure reads: “That portion of state route number 5 from the junction with state route number 538 in Mount Vernon, thence northerly to the…

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Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: initiative, Skagit River bridge, Tim Eyman

April 22, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Tim Eyman plans initiative limiting tax increases to one year

Tim Eyman says he plans to file an initiative this year that would limit the duration of all new tax increases to one year. The measure would be his response to a recent state Supreme Court ruling overturning an earlier Eyman initiative that required a two-thirds vote in the House and Senate, or voter…

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Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: initiative, tax increases, Tim Eyman

November 10, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Charter schools backers claim victory in WA

The Associated Press There are ballots left to be counted, but backers of Washington’s charter school initiative have claimed victory. With about 90 percent of ballots expected counted Saturday, Initiative 1240 was passing with 51 percent of the vote — a 41,689-vote gap. There are about 315,000 ballots received statewide that have not been tallied. The initiative…

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