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Small town’s effort to stall new gun safety measures tabled: The police chief in the town of Republic, Washington is incorrectly reappropriating the term “sanctuary city” for his cause. What, pray tell, is his cause? Preserving Second Amendment rights and staving off the new rules and regulations that came with the passage of Initiative 1639. Many Republicans—members of the town, not the political party, although, those might be one and the same—were in support of the police chief’s call for action, or, inaction. But, the Republic City Council tabled the vote until Monday.
Bezos the benefactor: Jeff Bezos, notorious billionaire, is giving back. I know, I know, hard to believe. But, Bezos is giving 24 organizations nationwide a cut of a $97.5 million grant as a part of his Bezos Day 1 Family Fund. The two Washington organizations that are getting some cash from Jeff are the Catholic Community Services of Western Washington in Tacoma and Refugee Women’s Alliance in Seattle. The former will receive $5 million while the latter receives $2.5 million.Continue reading »