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Voters approve measure to expand checks for gun buyers

As voters Tuesday night approved a measure giving Washington one of the strictest gun-purchase background-check laws in the nation, both supporters and detractors were already preparing to keep fighting over Initiative 594. In Tuesday’s vote count, nearly 60 percent of voters were supporting I-594, which would extend background checks in Washington state to private sales and transfers.

Bricks from Bremerton 9/11 memorial stolen

BREMERTON — Two bricks inside the Kitsap 9/11 Memorial at Bremerton’s Evergreen-Rotary Park were stolen Monday, according to Bremerton police. A young man and young woman can be seen in surveillance videos around 12:30 p.m. Monday taking the bricks, which were purchased by donors and include personalized messages. A groundskeeper discovered the bricks were missing Tuesday morning and notified police.