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July 15, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Poll: Strong support for gun background checks

The Associated Press A new poll shows strong support among Washington voters for a ballot initiative that would require background checks on all firearm sales in the state. The Elway Poll found that 70 percent of people were inclined to vote for Initiative 594. The same poll showed that 46 percent of people were inclined to vote…

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July 14, 2014 at 6:56 AM

Monday Memo: Fire along I-5 … Sounders clearcut Timbers … Gun laws

Brush fire headache: Here’s hoping you didn’t get caught in the traffic tie-up caused by the brush fire that charred a hillside along northbound I-5 near SeaTac overnight. Sounders get it done: They beat archrival Portland Timbers last night 2-0 at CenturyLink Field before a crowd of 64,207. Speaking of soccer: Some…

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June 25, 2014 at 6:42 AM

Wednesday Memo: Marshawn Lynch naked … Gun tragedy … ‘Peeping’ drone explained

Marshawn Lynch bares all: Well, almost all. … He’s one of 22 athletes to be featured in  The Body Issue published by ESPN the Magazine, which hits newsstands on July 11. The issue is the “Bodies We Want” section, where athletes are featured in tasteful nude poses. Well, Marshawn is speaking up, now, sort of. Kids…

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Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: clint dempsey, guns, kids

May 1, 2014 at 6:49 AM

Thursday Memo: May Day traffic mayhem … 84 degrees! … Boeing denies morale problem

Are you ready? Be prepared for planned, or not-so-planned, disruptions in downtown Seattle today as May Day events and possible May Day mayhem make things a bit messy: Commute could be disrupted in Seattle by May Day rallies, marches. Check back with us throughout the day and into the evening as events unfold. And…

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Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: Boeing, engineers, guns

January 3, 2014 at 6:30 AM

Friday Memo: Machinists vote today … Gun measures … Beer & Starbucks

Machinists vote today: The vote on Boeing’s proposal to extend the Machinists’ contract for a commitment to build the 777X jet at Boeing plants here began at 5 a.m. and runs until 6 p.m. The results are to be announced this evening. Let the fight begin: Or continue, that is. Supporters and opponents of expanded…

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October 9, 2013 at 10:46 AM

Gun background check supporters submit 250,000 signatures

Supporters of universal background checks for gun sales on Wednesday submitted most of the signatures they need to qualify for a 2014 statewide initiative. Jewish Federation shooting victim Cheryl Stumbo and other Initiative 594 backers showed up in Olympia with an estimated 250,401 signatures on more than 15,000 petitions, according to the Secretary of State’s office. While…

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