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This is a map of the votes on the I-594 gun control measure after the Wednesday night count.  (Jim Camden)

Mapping the vote: Tale of 2 gun initiatives 

Spokane County votes on the gun initiatives are almost, but not quite, a mirror image of each other. (Click on the "continue reading" function to see both maps on the same page.) That's not surprising, considering the two ballot measures essentially were competing with each...

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MONDAY, OCT. 13, 2014

Elway Poll: Voters split on gun initiatives 

OLYMPIA -- Support for both gun initiatives on the November ballot is falling, but the proposal to expand background checks to most sales still has majority support, a new Elway Research poll says. Three of five voters polled last week said they would definitely or...

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Sunday Spin: Gun inits duel over cop support 

OLYMPIA – Law enforcement agencies may not be getting much love in most of the country after images of heavily armed cops filled news coverage of protests in Ferguson, Missouri. But here in Washington, the dueling gun initiatives are competing for the claim of “cops...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 22, 2014

This is a map of the contributions to I-594 by Washington State ZIP code (Jim Camden)

Gun initiatives: Where the money comes from 

The vast majority of money supporting the initiative to expand background checks on guns comes from just 10 ZIP codes in the Seattle area, much of it from people with ties to the state's tech industry. An analysis of contributions reported to the state Public...

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TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014

MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014

Bringing Nazis into the WA gun debate 

It's almost always a bad idea to make a reference to Nazis in any contemporary American political debate because it shifts the focus away from the issue at hand and onto the rightness or wrongness of the analogy. That's what's happening for opponents of Initiative...

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Used practice targets left at League office

The League of Women Voters of Washington wants supporters of a gun-rights initiative to denounce the unknown group that left used targets at or near their office. But supporters of Initiative 591 called the incidents a "propaganda stunt" the good government group is milking to...

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SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014

FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014

House Judiciary Chairwoman Laurie Jinkins, left, talks with Stephanie Holten, center, of Spokane, and Grace Huang of the state Coalition Against Domestic Violence. (Jim Camden)

Gun surrender law could save lives, victim says 

Stephanie Holten, center, talks with Rep. Laurie Jinkins and Grace Huang of the state Coalition Against Domestic Violence. OLYMPIA – When her ex-husband pointed a gun at her and threatened to blow her head off while she knelt in her Spokane living room, there was...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29, 2014

Gun initiatives get second hearing 

OLYMPIA – A pair of initiatives on gun control had their second and likely last hearing Wednesday with supporters and opponents disagreeing sharply on when giving a gun to another person would require a background check. Wednesday’s hearing by the Senate Law and Justice Committee...

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