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Inslee says state will act on oil trains

The number of oil trains running across Washington is unacceptable, and the Legislature will consider bills in the upcoming session that mandate advance notification of oil shipments by rail as well as more funding for railroad crossings and emergency response training, Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday.

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.