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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.

Skeletal remains found in Centralia earlier this year have been identified as an 18-year-old Spanaway man missing for more than two years.

A woman charged with running down a Fife police officer and shooting at police during a pursuit on Interstate 5 was arrested Thursday night in Lakewood.