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SW China Imports to Acquire Loe & Associates, Medical Cannabis Collective in Washington State

Washington State News Wire - 2 hours 42 min ago
SW China Imports, Inc. signed an agreement to acquire Loe & Associates, a Washington State company that owns and operates a medical cannabis collective , CEO Graciela Moreno announced today.

Marijuana fans pack 4/20 events in Colorado, Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:35
Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts gathered in Colorado and Washington state over the weekend for an annual celebration of cannabis culture with rallies, concerts and trade shows in the first two U.S. states to legalize recreational marijuana. Voters in both Western states approved ballot initiatives in 2012 allowing personal possession and use of marijuana by anyone aged 21 and or older for ...

Marijuana fans pack 4/20 events in Colorado, Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 04:47
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts gathered in Colorado and Washington state over the weekend for an annual celebration of cannabis culture with rallies, concerts and trade shows in the first two states to legalize recreational marijuana. Voters in the two Western states in 2012 approved the legalization of possession and use of weed by adults on private ...

Marijuana fans pack 4/20 events in Colorado, Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 03:55
DENVER (Reuters) - Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts gathered in Colorado and Washington state over the weekend for an annual celebration of cannabis culture with rallies, concerts and trade shows in the first two states to legalize recreational marijuana.

Wyoming, Washington State landslides: Natural or human-caused?

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 01:59
Landslides are a natural occurrence, but human activities can trigger them as well. Scientists are looking for causes of a landslide in Wyoming as well as one in Washington State that killed at least 39 people.

State expects to lose waiver on No Child Left Behind

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 11:13
Washington state is expected to become the first in the country to lose its waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind education law, but many questions remain unanswered about what that means.

State expects to lose waiver on No Child Left Behind

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 11:03
Washington state is expected to become the first in the country to lose its waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind education law, but many questions remain unanswered about what that means.

State delays timber sale near Oso mudslide, orders further review

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 06:56
Washington state logging regulators have canceled a timber sale near the Highway 530 mudslide, saying they want to take another look at the plan.

Washington Rejects Dept. of Energy's New Plan for Hanford Cleanup

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 03:02
The state of Washington is rejecting the U.S. Department of Energy's proposal to amend the federal court agreement governing cleanup at Hanford.

Washington Rejects Dept. of Energy's New Plan for Hanford Cleanup

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 03:02
The state of Washington is rejecting the U.S. Department of Energy's proposal to amend the federal court agreement governing cleanup at Hanford.

State rejects pitch to change Hanford deadlines

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 03:01
Washington state has rejected a proposal to change the Consent Decree which was agreed to in 2010.

State rejects pitch to change Hanford deadlines

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 03:01
Washington state has rejected a proposal to change the Consent Decree which was agreed to in 2010.

Progress, challenges as Medicaid rolls swell in Washington

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 01:54
Washington state has blown past its targets for signing up new Medicaid participants under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The program’s ranks have grown roughly 25 percent in the past...

Audit finds confidential info left on surplussed state agency computers

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 00:22
Washington state agencies face the same issue that confronts private citizens when it's time to update their personal computers. How do you safely dispose of your old computer in an environmentally sound way that does not leave your confidential information stored on the computer's hard drive?

Washington state joins others seeking approvals for U.S. Bicycle Routes

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 23:10
  Washington state may have its first official U.S. Bicycle Route later this spring. Washington Bikes reported that the state Department of Transportation has submitted its plans for USBR 10 to cross the northern part of the state from Anacortes to the Idaho border. The plans go to the American Association of State Highway and … Continue reading »

State Parks offers free parking Saturday and Tuesday

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 21:12
NEW — 6 a.m. April 18, 2014 Washington State Parks has 12 free days in 2014 when visitors are not required to display the Discover Pass to visit a state park, including Lake Sammamish State Park. The next dates are April 19 and 22. The free days are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass, [...]

Lummi Nation among tribes opposing attempt to shut down hatchery steelhead program

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:57
A conservation group's lawsuit aimed at shutting down Washington state's hatchery steelhea

Washington state woman drowns off Haena

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 05:36
Kauai County Ocean Safety officials confirmed that a female visitor, 65, of Washington state, drowned in waters off Ha'ena Beach Park Wednesday afternoon.

Obama tells state regulators sign-up surge brought in younger customers

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 03:25
WASHINGTON — State insurance commissioners say President Barack Obama had some good news during an hourlong meeting at the White House — a surge of younger people signed up for his health care plan as open enrollment season wound down.

Only 4 missing in Washington State mudslide as medical examiner identifies more bodies

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 00:50
Frances Burns EVERETT, Wash., April 17 (UPI) -- Only four people remained missing Thursday from the deadly Washington State mudslide as authorities announced three more bodies had been identified.