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Michael Herrera, left, and Bradley Kruger, center, of the National Rifle Association at a Washington State Gambling Commission Meeting AUSTIN JENKINS / NORTHWEST NEWS NETWORK

Washington Gambling Commission Tells NRA ‘No’ For Now On Raising Gun Raffle Limit

The Washington State Gambling Commission voted Thursday to delay deciding a request from the National Rifle Association’s charitable arm to increase a $300,000 cap on raffle prizes. The commission cited ongoing investigations of the NRA’s nonprofit status and finances in New York and Washington, D.C. Continue Reading Washington Gambling Commission Tells NRA ‘No’ For Now On Raising Gun Raffle Limit

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Volunteer Emergency Manager Dorothea Thurby of Warm Springs takes inventory of bottled water Aug. 2, 2019. CREDIT: Emily Cureton/OPB

Residents Of Warm Springs Reservation Still Without Clean Water After 3 Months

The Warm Springs Indian Reservation in Central Oregon has been without safe drinking water all summer. Some people don’t have running water at all. In May, a burst pipe led to a cascade of infrastructure failures. That leaves around 4,000 people improvising for an essential human need. Continue Reading Residents Of Warm Springs Reservation Still Without Clean Water After 3 Months

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Jerry Frederick shows off one of two personalized AR rifles he had built by Unique ARs, an Idaho company that specializes in custom AR rifles. The AR has become the most popular rifle in America and one of the most controversial. CREDIT: HEATH DRUZIN/BOISE STATE PUBLIC RADIO

Gun Rights Supporters Remind Idaho County Fairs: State Law Allows Carrying In Public Areas

Idaho law says no city or county can stop people from carrying guns on public property. Idaho Second Amendment Alliance President Greg Pruett pointed that out to Canyon County Fair officials last month, when they tried to bar him from carrying a gun into the fairgrounds. Continue Reading Gun Rights Supporters Remind Idaho County Fairs: State Law Allows Carrying In Public Areas

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Virgin Mary painting, flags and flowers adorn a makeshift memorial for the victims of Saturday's mass shooting at a shopping complex in El Paso, Texas, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. Andres Leighton/AP

Controversial Internet Forum 8Chan Gets Back Online With Assist From Washington Web Company

The internet forum 8chan went offline Sunday after San Francisco-based security company Cloudflare announced it would no longer provide services for the site. Shortly after, a company founded in Vancouver, Washington, stepped in to try and get the site back online. Continue Reading Controversial Internet Forum 8Chan Gets Back Online With Assist From Washington Web Company

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There is no evidence to support these claims that violent media and real-world violence are connected. Photo by kerkezz/Adobe Stock

Analysis: Why It’s Time To Stop Blaming Video Games For Real-World Violence

As a researcher who has studied violent video games for almost 15 years, I can state that there is no evidence to support these claims that violent media and real-world violence are connected. As far back as 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that research did not find a clear connection between violent video games and aggressive behavior. Continue Reading Analysis: Why It’s Time To Stop Blaming Video Games For Real-World Violence

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at the Iowa Democratic Party’s Hall of Fame event on June 11, 2019 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. CREDIT: JOHN PEMBLE / IOWA PUBLIC RADIO

Jay Inslee’s Underdog Campaign Costs Washington Taxpayers More Money — And Lots Of His Time

Since announcing his presidential bid March 1 through the end of July, Gov. Jay Inslee spent all or part of 90 out of 153 days — or nearly 60 percent of the days, including weekends — traveling out of state on the campaign trail, according to a new analysis by the public radio Northwest News Network and The Seattle Times. Continue Reading Jay Inslee’s Underdog Campaign Costs Washington Taxpayers More Money — And Lots Of His Time

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