National Politics

Politics Armed gun-rights advocates rally in Olympia Armed gun-rights advocates rally in Olympia (Photo Gallery)
A gun-rights rally drew about 50 people, mostly armed, to the steps of the Capitol on Saturday morning for a demonstration they hoped would end with their arrest. To raise money for bail, some protesters hawked caps with "Fight Tyranny - Shoot Back" printed on them and sold out.
Politics Maui to vote on GMO crop ban Maui to vote on GMO crop ban
Dozens of Maui mothers are going door-to-door to urge voters to back a ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops because they think they are unsafe.

A group backed by companies growing the crops counters with ads playing heavily on the airwaves that urge rejection of what they are calling the "farming ban."
Politics California bill proposed 'gun violence restraining order' California bill proposed 'gun violence restraining order'
In the wake of the killings in Santa Barbara, some state lawmakers want a way loved ones can report someone who is a threat for violence, with a process then to temporarily remove guns from that person.