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Washington unemployment rate for December was 4.3 %

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state’s December unemployment rate dipped to 4.3 %. According to numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department, December’s rate was down from November’s rate of 4.4 %. The state also saw a gain of…

Washington state Senate tackles list of gun bills

SEATTLE (AP) — A grieving mother, a frightened student, prosecutors and law enforcement officers told a Senate panel that setting certain limits on firearms will save lives, while a home-invasion victim, gun store owners and a tribal chairman argued that…

Thousands rally in Virginia’s capital for gun rights

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Thousands of gun-rights activists — some making deliberate displays of their military-style rifles — crowded the streets surrounding Virginia’s Capitol building Monday to protest plans by the state’s Democratic leadership to pass gun-control legislation. Gov. Ralph…