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March unemployment rate in Washington drops to 5.4%

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.4% last month, and the state added 23,100 jobs, officials announced Tuesday. The Employment Security Department said that March’s rate was down slightly from February’s 5.6% rate. Private sector employment increased by…

January unemployment rate in Washington drops to 6%

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state’s unemployment rate dropped to 6% in January, down from December’s 7.1% rate, state officials announced Tuesday. The Employment Security Department said that in addition to the drop in the overall jobless rate, the state…

Washington officials react to Biden/Harris Inauguration

OLYMPIA, Wash. — On the morning of Joe Biden's Inauguration to become the 46th President of the United States of America, Washington politicians are reacting to today's events. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee released the following statement to the press regarding…

FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming…

Biden to pick Buttigieg as transportation chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is expected to pick former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg to head the Transportation Department, according to three people familiar with the plans. Buttigieg, one of Biden’s rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination,…

Voter turnout in Washington hit 84.1%, just shy of record

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — There were a record number of voters participating in this month’s election, but the overall turnout percentage fell just shy of the record 84.6% set in 2008. While 84.8% of the state’s nearly 4.9 million voters…

Sarah Sanders apologizes for tweet mocking Biden during debate

Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday apologized to former Vice President Joe Biden after mocking a debate moment where Biden -- who has been open about overcoming his own stutter -- appeared to imitate a stuttering child to relay how he connects to people.

Hundreds of Obama alumni endorse Elizabeth Warren

Hundreds of veterans of Barack Obama's campaigns and administration have signed on to endorse Sen. Elizabeth Warren for president, as multiple Democratic presidential candidates compete to claim the popular former president's political coalition and legacy.