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SEATTLE (AP) - The National Rifle Association is suing to block a new, voter-approved gun control measure in Washington state. Initiative 1639 passed with 60 percent of the vote last week. It bars the sale of semi-automatic rifles to people under 21 and to people who don't live in Washington, and it requires buyers to pass an enhanced background check and prove they have taken a firearms training course.

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Jurors have found a Tacoma man guilty of second-degree murder for the death of his 77-year-old mother, who was attacked in the face with a broken whiskey bottle and strangled last year in the apartment they shared. The News Tribune reports the jury returned the verdict against 50-year-old Sebastian Levy-Aldrete on Thursday. He said at trial that an intruder killed his mother, Maria Aldrete-Levy, on Oct. 16, 2017.

SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle City Council has moved to reduce a proposed expansion of the city's team responsible for overseeing removal of homeless encampments, redirecting the money to wage increases for homeless service workers. The Seattle Times reports the 6-3 vote was a preliminary action, with the final budget set for adoption Monday. But the proposal sparked debate among council members and protests from business and neighborhood groups who want a more vigorous response to unsanctioned tent camps.

KENT, Wash. (AP) - Police say a driver in an SUV struck and killed a woman who was pushing her children in a stroller at a crosswalk in the city of Kent, south of Seattle. Kent Police say the children were not hurt but their mother was taken to the hospital where she died Wednesday evening.

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