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PNS Weekend Newscast - September 23rd, 2017 


Here's a look at what we're covering: Senator John McCain says no to the GOP's health care plan, a new survey takes a look at how residents in one state feel about the effort to real Obamacare, and International Day of Peace is being celebrated this weekend.

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Public News Service - WA: Gun Violence Prevention

In Washington state, police officers killed 213 people between 2005 and 2014. (Tiffany Von Arnim/Flickr)

SEATTLE – Critics say it is nearly impossible to charge a police officer who has used deadly force in the State of Washington, and the group Washington for Good Policing wants to change that. Its members are collecting signatures for Initiative 873, which would strike what they see as the mo

A Washington ballot initiative that would allow judges to temporarily suspend access to firearms to people deemed a threat to themselves or others gained 330,000 signatures, supporters say. (Alliance for Gun Responsibility)

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Sponsors of a measure that would allow judges to take guns away from people deemed a risk to themselves or others have turned in more than 330,000 signatures one day before the deadline in Washington state. Initiative 1491 would create "Extreme Risk Protection Orders," allowing fam

PHOTO: About 40 percent of the gun sales in Washington are private sales, without background checks, between individuals, online or at gun shows like the one in Texas pictured here. Only one of Washington's November ballot measures, I-594, would expand background checks. Photo credit: Glasgows/Wikimedia Commons.
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SEATTLE - Bullets aren't flying, but rhetoric is, as two ballot measures on gun-purchase background checks are defended by their respective supporters. A closer look at who's backing which initiative finds gun collectors, firearms instructors, and Tea Party groups on the side of I-591, for fewer bac

PHOTO: Can Washington voters talk calmly about gun rights and responsibilities, and focus on fact rather than emotion? The League of Women Voters is counting on it at a series of forums. The first is this Sat. (9/21) in Bellingham. Photo credit: iStockphoto.com.
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BELLINGHAM, Wash. – It's a topic many neighbors either don't discuss – or can't discuss without raising their voices. On Saturday, the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Bellingham/Whatcom County hosts the first of a series of statewide "civil discussions" about responsible gun ownership,

PHOTO: Paul Figueroa is a former police officer sharing his strategies for dealing with bullying with teachers and school support staff this weekend in Tacoma. Photo courtesy of Figueroa.

TACOMA, Wash. – Recognizing and preventing bullying is a major topic at a weekend workshop in Tacoma called "Step Up to a Better You" for school staff members from around the state. They'll hear from a former police officer whose experience with gang members helped him formulate methods to r

SEATTLE - The one group that could most benefit from organized summer and after-school programs turns out to be the hardest to sell on the idea. Accordingly, teens are the focus of a seminar in Seattle this week on how to get them interested in activities to prevent bullying and violence. Many orga

Seattle, WA – Loaded, concealed weapons will be allowed in National Parks and wildlife refuges starting on Friday, the result of one of the Bush administration's most controversial, last-minute federal rule changes. However, a lawsuit has been filed this week to keep it from taking effect. Th

Seattle, WA – More than seven million people visit the three National Parks and other Park Service-run sites in Washington every year – but how many of them carry loaded guns? Late Friday, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced it is lifting the longtime ban on loaded, concealed

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