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Politics Washington approves expanded gun background checks Washington approves expanded gun background checks
Voters on Tuesday approved expanding background checks on gun sales and transfers in Washington state, a measure supporters said would help keep guns out of dangerous hands and make it easier for police to track weapons used in crimes.
Politics Parties hope for gains in Oregon Legislature Parties hope for gains in Oregon Legislature
Democrats are fighting to keep control of the Oregon House and Senate as Republicans aim to pick up enough seats in Tuesday's election to regain influence in state politics.