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Yakima County sheriff won’t enforce new gun law

Yakima County Sheriff Bob Udell has joined the ranks of law enforcement officers who say they will not enforce the new Washington gun control initiative that places stiff requirements on …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

Police chief in tiny Republic says he won’t enforce new gun law

The police chief of Republic, a tiny town in northeastern Washington, doesn’t think much of I-1639, the strict gun law state voters approved Nov. 6. Loren Culp won’t enforce it, …


Gun-rights supporters sue to block I-1639

Spokane gun dealer, others challenge Initiative 1639 in federal court.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10:55 p.m.

Republic, Washington, considers becoming a ‘sanctuary city’ to protect gun rights

The City Council of Republic, Washington is mulling legislation to countermand from state and national laws that limit Second Amendment gun rights, including the recently passed Initiative 1639.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 10:25 a.m.

Petition asks Trump to block I-1639

A former congressional candidate wants President Donald Trump to keep Initiative 1639 from becoming law.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:06 p.m.

I-1639, which creates restrictions on semiautomatic rifles, passes

Washington residents will face more scrutiny on the purchase of semiautomatic rifles.


Brace for an ad onslaught as big money pours into initiative campaigns

Millions of dollars pour into initiative campaigns, fueling ads on television, the internet and in the mailbox.


Washington’s I-1639 would implement some of the nation’s most stringent gun-control laws

Washington voters will have a chance to make the state one of the most restrictive in the country for gun purchases and ownership; proponents say I-1639 will save lives, opponents …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 9:31 a.m.

With court fight over, gun control measure goes around Legislature to voters

Supporters and opponents of gun control initiative campaign didn’t pause while the courts decided whether it would be on the ballot.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 10:56 a.m.

State Supreme Court orders gun control initiative back on Washington’s November ballot

Washington voters will get to vote on a gun control initiative this November after all.


UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

Gun control initiative passes signature check, gets new legal challenge

Initiative 1639, a gun control measure, has enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot, but faces a new lawsuit.


Spin Control: Is it true democracy if it takes millions to get an initiative on the ballot?

Some groups spend big to get signatures for ballot initiatives.


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 10:44 p.m.

State to check signatures on gun initiative despite concerns

Three initiatives submit far more signatures than they need to qualify for the ballot, but Secretary of State Kim Wyman says one proposal’s petitions raise legal concerns.


UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 2:10 p.m.

Gun control campaign turns in signatures for I-1639

Supporters of gun control initiative turn in more than 267,000 signatures.