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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington Legislature has overwhelmingly approved legislation meant to circumvent a recent court ruling that found that state lawmakers were fully subject to the state's public disclosure laws. The measure passed the Senate on a 41-7 vote Friday, and then was quickly approved by the House 83-14. The bill heads to Gov. Jay Inslee with a veto-proof margin. The bill would retroactively remove the legislative branch from the state's voter-approved Public Records Act

SEATTLE (AP) - When law enforcement agencies in Washington and other states sell guns they've confiscated, they're not just selling pistols and hunting rifles _ they're also putting assault weapons back on the street. An Associated Press review found sheriff's offices and police departments across Washington have sold dozens of AR-15s, AK47s and other assault weapons since 2010. A bill being considered at the Legislature would allow the State Patrol to destroy seized guns, but it's stalled in the House.

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities trying to solve the killing of Sarah Yarborough have released new suspect images. The body of the 16-year-old was found at Federal Way High School in 1991, and the case has stumped investigators for more than a quarter-century. The King County Sheriff's Office on Friday released images that predict what the suspect looked like then and now. They were created by a Virginia-based company that specializes in a process that uses DNA evidence to predict physical appearance.

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington House amended and passed a bill to ban trigger devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to fire more rapidly. The bill moved on a 56-41 vote after the chamber accepted an amendment that would allow the Washington State Patrol to set up a "buy back" program for people who already the devices, known as bump stocks. The bill now heads back to the Senate.

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