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Bill Gates And Wife, Melinda, Donate $1 Million To Gun Initiative

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, have donated $1 million to a Washington state campaign seeking to expand background checks on gun sales, bringing the total amount the campaign has brought in up to nearly $6 million

CBS Seattle–08/25/2014

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Seattle Jewish Federation Takes Issue With NRA Lobbyist’s Comment

According to an audio recording of the no-on-Initiative 594 event in Silverdale, lobbyist Brian Judy said it staggers him when he meets Jewish people who are anti-gun

CBS Seattle–07/29/2014

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Strong Support For Gun Background Checks In Washington

The Elway Poll found that 70 percent of people were inclined to vote for Initiative 594

CBS Seattle–07/15/2014

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Washington’s Gun Initiatives Are Attracting Millions In Contributions

Two gun initiatives headed toward Washington’s November ballot have attracted nearly $3.6 million in contributions so far

CBS Seattle–07/09/2014

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Feds OK Pot Background Checks By State

After a year of requests, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday it is giving Washington state access to an FBI database so it can conduct nationwide background checks on people who apply to run legal marijuana businesses.

CBS Seattle–04/10/2014

The FBI will not offer nationwide background checks for individuals seeking to purchase a legal marijuana business in the state. (Getty Images)

FBI Refusing To Run Background Checks On People Trying To Run Legal Marijuana Businesses

FBI is refusing to run nationwide background checks on people applying to run legal marijuana businesses in the state.

03/14/2014

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Giffords Testifies On Wash. Gun Initiative

Former Arizona U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived a 2011 shooting, testified Tuesday before a Washington state House panel considering an initiative to expand firearm background checks in the state, telling lawmakers that “the nation is counting on you.”

CBS Seattle–01/28/2014

First Batch Of Signatures Filed For State Gun Measure With Expanded Background Checks

Advocates of an initiative seeking to expand background checks for Washington state gun sales said they have submitted more than 250,000 signatures on their first batch of petitions delivered Wednesday to the secretary of state’s office.

10/09/2013

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Advocates File Gun Control Initiative

Advocates seeking to expand the use of background checks on gun sales have filed a ballot initiative.

CBS Seattle–06/11/2013

File photo of people voting. (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

A New Front For Gun Background Checks: The Ballot

After struggling to sway both state and federal lawmakers, proponents of expanding background checks for gun sales are now exploring whether they will have more success by taking the issue directly to voters.

CBS Seattle–04/28/2013

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