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March 13, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Cutoff passes without vote on universal background checks

OLYMPIA — A key deadline came and went here on Wednesday afternoon, taking with it an opportunity many saw as this session’s best chance for expanding background checks for gun sales. House Bill 1588, a much-discussed priority of gun-control advocates, did not come up for a vote in the state House before 5 p.m., the cutoff…

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0 Comments | More in State Legislature | Topics: gun control, Newtown, Nick Hanauer

July 17, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Latest big gift to charter schools initiative: $600,000 from Wal-Mart heiress

Alice Walton, the daughter of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton, donated $600,000 last week to an initiative to allow charter schools in Washington state, helping to bring the effort’s fundraising to $3.3 million. Also last week, Seattle venture capitalist Nick Hanauer contributed $250,000, bringing his total investment to $450,000, according to public disclosure documents. And Mike…

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0 Comments | More in Education, homepage | Topics: Alice Walton, Bill Gates, initiatives