Editor’s Note: Seattle Port Commissioner Bill Bryant says he is “strongly considering” a run for governor in 2016. The Wire plans to periodically profile potential candidates for statewide and legislative offices as they get closer to making a decision. Bryant sat down for an interview Thursday afternoon in Olympia.
Opponents of a new expanded gun background-check measure in Washington state filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday, asking a federal judge to block parts of the law that involve transfers of firearms. The goal of the lawsuit is not to stop background checks, but to change the language surrounding the transfers.