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Signatures backing anti-smoking initiative are stolen

Publication Date: 2005-06-28
  • Publication:Seattle (WA) Post-Intelligencer
Organizers of an anti-smoking initiative said yesterday that about 1,000 signatures were stolen from the campaign's Green Lake office over the weekend.

Someone apparently climbed onto an adjacent roof and smashed out a second-story window to get into the YES! On Initiative 901 offices, said campaign director Megan Sather.

Nothing else in the office, which had computers and a small amount of cash, was disturbed.

"I'm surprised that any break-in of our office would focus on signatures, and just plain disappointed that anything like this would happen to stop us from getting on the ballot," Sather said.

The campaign to ban smoking in the workplace has "well beyond" the 255,000 signatures necessary