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September 26, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Inslee appoints temporary replacement for Rep. Mike Hope

What does it feel like to be a lawmaker for two months when the Legislature is out of session and the political parties are both out campaigning in advance of an election? Retired Navy Capt. Doug Roulstone is about to find out. Gov. Jay Inslee Friday appointed Roulstone to fill the vacant state House seat from Snohomish County’s 44th Legislative District, according…


Comments | More in 2014 elections, Governor, State legislative races | Topics: Jay Inslee, Mike Hope

July 25, 2014 at 8:19 AM

State Rep. Mike Hope resigns from Legislature

Mike Hope The Associated Press OLYMPIA — State Rep. Mike Hope has resigned following the revelation he’s been registered to vote in two states since last summer. The (Everett) Herald reports that the Mill Creek Republican informed Gov. Jay Inslee of his resignation Thursday. Hope was not running for re-election. A Democratic activist in Snohomish County alerted the…


Comments | More in State government, State Legislature | Topics: Mike Hope, Washington Legislature

February 7, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Democrats question GOP’s removal of moderate from key panel

OLYMPIA — The state House Republican Caucus has removed Rep. Mike Hope from the Judiciary Committee, a move some Democrats say was retaliation for the moderate member joining with them last year to support universal background checks for gun sales. Hope, a former Seattle police officer who lives in Lake Stevens, was replaced on the committee…


Comments | More in Gun initiative, State Legislature | Topics: Dan Kriastensen, Initiative 594, Jamie Pedersen

April 17, 2013 at 6:48 PM

State House Democrats ‘seething with anger’ after Senate kills gun control bill

OLYMPIA — Democrats fumed Wednesday afternoon after the Republican-run state Senate declined to vote on a bipartisan gun-control bill before a key legislative deadline. State Rep. Roger Goodman, who sponsored the bill, said he and others were “seething with anger” after hearing the measure would not get a vote before the 5 p.m. cutoff, likely ending…


Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: gun control, Mike Hope, Mike Padden

February 19, 2013 at 12:27 PM

State House committee approves universal background check for gun sales

Update: This post has been updated with reaction from state Rep. Jamie Pedersen about the bill’s prospects. OLYMPIA — A controversial gun control measure cleared its first major hurdle Tuesday, moving out of the state House Judiciary Committee on a 7-6 vote. One Republican supported the bill — state Rep. Mike Hope, a Seattle police officer who…


Comments | More in State Legislature | Topics: gun control, Jamie Pedersen, Jay Rodne

February 13, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Gun-laws hearing draws arguments over the Bible, Second Amendment and safety

OLYMPIA — Amid arguments over the Bible and gun-violence statistics, a state House panel Wednesday morning took up a proposal to eliminate all exceptions to required background checks for firearm sales. The proposal, House Bill 1588, is a central and controversial part of Democrats’ push to enact new restrictions in the wake of the gruesome…


Comments | More in State Legislature | Topics: gun control, Jamie Pedersen, matt shea

January 30, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Lawmakers introduce bill to require background checks for all gun sales

OLYMPIA — A group of mostly Democratic lawmakers introduced a bill Wednesday to require background checks on all gun sales — no exceptions. Currently, licensed firearms dealers at brick-and-mortar stores must conduct background checks, but private, unlicensed dealers at gun shows — or outside city gun buybacks — do not. House Bill 1588 would require…


Comments | More in State Legislature | Topics: gun laws, Jamie Pedersen, Maureen Walsh