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Nation Aug 27Plans for making untraceable 3D guns can’t be posted online, court says
A U.S. judge in Seattle blocked the Trump administration Monday from allowing a Texas company to post online plans for making untraceable 3D guns, agreeing with 19 states and the District of Columbia that such access to the plastic guns…
Nation Aug 21States aim to stop internet release of 3D-printed gun blueprints
Nineteen states and the District of Columbia sued and last month secured a restraining order to stop that process, and now they want to make that permanent by having the judge convert the restraining order into an injunction.
Nation Mar 10Gun background check system riddled with flaws
Many states still aren't meeting key benchmarks with their background check reporting.
Nation Dec 23Judge partially lifts Trump administration ban on refugees
A federal judge in Seattle has partially lifted a Trump administration ban on certain refugees.
Nation Mar 09Legal challenges to Trump’s travel ban mount from U.S. states
SEATTLE — Legal challenges against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban mounted Thursday as Washington state said it would renew its request to block the executive order and a judge granted Oregon's request to join the case.
World Feb 04Trump lashes out at travel ban ruling by ‘so-called judge’
As the impact of the ruling took hold, President Donald Trump lashed out on Twitter early Saturday morning, referring to U.S. District Judge James Robart as "this so-called judge" and calling his decree "ridiculous."…
Politics Feb 03U.S. judge temporarily blocks Trump’s travel ban nationwide
White House spokesman Sean Spicer released a statement late Friday saying they "will file an emergency stay of this outrageous order and defend the executive order of the President, which we believe is lawful and appropriate." Soon after, the White…
Nation Jan 30Washington is first state to sue Trump over immigration order
Washington state's attorney general declared Monday that he was suing President Donald Trump over his temporary ban on immigration from seven countries with majority-Muslim populations.
Politics Jan 04Democratic Rep. Jim McDermott announces retirement after 14 terms
SEATTLE — Longtime Democratic Rep. Jim McDermott of Washington state is retiring.