AP-WA--Washington News Coverage,ADVISORY, WA
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OLYMPIA, Wash. — State officials say Washington’s jobless rate dropped to 4.3 percent last month, continuing a trend of the state’s unemployment rate dropping to historic lows. The unemployment rate dipped slightly from September’s 4.4 percent, according to numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department. The state also added 12,400 jobs in October, officials said. By Rachel La Corte. SENT: 350 words.
DEATH AND DISAPPEARANCE-CITIES
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Numerous police departments nationwide are not adequately identifying or reporting cases of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls as concerns mount over the level of violence they often face, according to a study released by a Native American nonprofit Wednesday. The report from the Seattle-based Urban Indian Health Institute, the research arm of the Seattle Indian Health Board, was conducted over the past year amid worry in tribal communities and cities that Native American and Alaska Native women are vanishing in high numbers, despite a lack of available government data to identify the full scope of the problem. By Mary Hudetz. SENT: 730 words, AP Photos.
KENT, Wash. — Washington State travels across the state to take on Seattle on Wednesday night. 7 p.m. game.
RED PANDA CUBS: Seattle zoo to debut twin red panda cubs
MISSING HIKER: Divers to search bottom of Cascades waterfall for hiker
DATA BREACH-SURGERY CENTER: Surgery center data breach affects more than 2,000 patient
WASTEWATER-PUGET SOUND: Petition urges better technology to treat Puget Sound sewage
HIT-RUN CHARGES: Driver charged with leaving car wreck, wounded friend
FAMILY ATTACK-PLEA: Man accused of attacking family enters insanity plea
WASHINGTON STATE SHOOTING: Lawyer seeks to seal evidence in Freeman High shooting case
NISQUALLY JAIL LAWSUIT: Nisqually jail sued over inmate’s stroke
SEATTLE POLICE CONTRACT: Seattle City Council approves police-union contract