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May 2, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Tacoma considering gun-show background checks

The Associated Press TACOMA — The Tacoma City Council will consider a resolution next week that would require background checks for gun purchases at gun shows on city property. Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland is one of the sponsors of the resolution that would eliminate the so-called gun-show exemption, The News Tribune reported Friday. The proposal would require a…

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June 10, 2013 at 4:57 PM

City Council approves crime-check hiring bill

The Seattle City Council today unanimously approved a bill that would prohibit employers from asking about an applicant’s criminal history until after an initial screening. Employers could reject an applicant because of a criminal record, but only if there is a legitimate business reason to do so. The measure was strongly opposed by some business…

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