Background checks and a failed attempt at a bit of gun control: An attempt to expand background checks for the sale of guns in our state fell by the wayside yesterday after a bill did not come up for a vote in the state House before the 5 p.m deadline. That being said, it’s likely that if nothing on this issue gets done by lawmakers, they expect a gun-control initiative on the November ballot.
It’s Pi Day: Not the apple kind. It’s the celebration of the math number π (pi). You know, that 3.14 thing. There’s even a web site for the “holiday,” piday.org. Good luck opening the site, however. Its servers must be overloaded.
Must have been some shirt: A man was mugged and robbed in Seattle’s Central District a couple of days ago and the robber got away with his wallet and … a pink dress shirt he was carrying. The victim got roughed up a bit, but he’s OK, police say.
Speaking of crimes, you have to love the first paragraph of this Spokesman Review story: “Gary Dressler said he came home Wednesday evening to use the bathroom but lost the urge when he found two burglars living inside his newly renovated West Central house.”
Viva papa: Seattle Catholics toast Pope Francis. It’s too bad we’re still seeing stories such as this: Lawsuit claims sexual abuse by Catholic-school teacher.
Most-read stories on seattletimes.com:
- Google boom: Kirkland campus to double
- Catherine Giudici: Pushed into ‘Bachelor’ ‘against my will’
- Pope Francis prays at Rome basilica in 1st outing
- State prepares to extradite double-murder suspect from Oregon
- In wake of DUI arrest, Huskies suspend Austin Seferian-Jenkins indefinitely
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