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Spin Control ballot measures archive

THURSDAY, AUG. 18, 2016

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TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016

Supremes question constitutionality of I-1366 

Last year’s initiative that told legislators to pass a constitutional amendment or face a cut in the sales tax presents several thorny questions for the Washington Supreme Court. Tuesday they posed those questions to attorneys representing the people who want to save Initiative 1366, and those who want it thrown out.

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 3, 2014

State gets grade adjustment of voter guide

OLYMPIA -- Like a college student keeping a watchful eye on the GPA, the Secretary of State's office successfully argued for a higher grade and got an A on its voter guide. The grader in question, Ballotpedia, had to admit it missed a feature worth...

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SUNDAY, NOV. 16, 2014


THURSDAY, NOV. 6, 2014

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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TUESDAY, OCT. 14, 2014


Elway Poll: Class-size measure has strong lead

An initiative that would require smaller classes in Washington's public schools has strong support among voters polled a month before election day. Elway Research says two of three voters surveyed last week said they were either definitely or probably going to vote yes on Initiative...

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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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SATURDAY, SEPT. 6, 2014

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

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014

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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