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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 3, 2015

Measures passing on animal protection, tax restrictions

Washington voters overwhelmingly supported a new law to protect endangered animals, and seemed likely to pass by a much smaller margin another attempt to force the Legislature to approve tax …


New York and New Jersey have not closed their ports to ivory trading, as was incorrectly stated in the Oct. 10 editorial. Sunday’s Smart Bombs column suggested proximity of the …

Editorial: 2015 endorsements wrap-up

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UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 19, 2015

Poll: Tax initiative support slipping, animal initiative strong

Voter support may be waning for I-1366, the supermajority for tax increases proposal, but remains strong for I-1401, the animal protection measure, the Elway Poll suggests

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 18, 2015

I-1401 would add state protection for some endangered animals

Initiative 1401 takes aim at poachers, but opponents say it’s a feel-good measure that will create problems for people who have legal ivory.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 16, 2015

Sue Lani Madsen: More red tape won’t save the elephants

Initiative 1401 is an exercise in ineffective redundancy that will do little to curb the poaching of elephants and other magnificent animals.

Chip Burkhalter: I-1401 won’t affect global of ivory trade

Initiative penalizes those who own ivory legally and will not stop poaching in Africa, nor squelch demand among Asian buyers.

Dr. Guy Palmer: I-1401 will help stop slaughter of endangered wildlife

Traffickers in ivory, horns — there have been at least 50 seizures in Washington the last five years — would be subject to state penalties

Editorial: I-1401 will help protect endangered species

Law would take the profit out of trafficking in ivory, pelts and other parts of elephants, big cats and sharks, among other species.