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Trappers search for Washington state otter that attacked swimmers

Washington State News Wire - 3 hours 49 min ago
Wildlife trappers in Washington state searched on Friday for a river otter blamed for a rare attack on humans that sent a boy and his grandmother to the hospital, wildlife experts said. The boy was swimming in the Pilchuck River in Snohomish County, about 36 miles (57 km) northeast of Seattle, when the otter repeatedly bit and scratched him, said Captain Alan Myers of the Washington Department ...

Grandmother writes cop thank-you note for speeding ticket

Washington State News Wire - 3 hours 51 min ago
A Washington state grandmother has written a thank-you letter to a state trooper in Idaho for giving her a speeding ticket in an exchange that she said on Thursday was...

Grandmother writes cop thank-you note for speeding ticket

Washington State News Wire - 3 hours 51 min ago
A Washington state grandmother has written a thank-you letter to a state trooper in Idaho for giving her a speeding ticket in an exchange that she said on Thursday was...

Washington ferries getting back on schedule

Washington State News Wire - 8 hours 49 min ago
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington State Ferries says the Wenatchee has had a leak repaired at a Vancouver, British Columbia, dry dock and is returning to service Friday. Spokeswoman Marta Coursey (coor-SAY') says there's no estimate yet on how long repairs will take or when the Tacoma will return.

Intellicheck Mobilisa Wins $333K Contract To Provide ID Card Readers to Washington State Ferries

Washington State News Wire - 12 hours 57 min ago
Intellicheck Mobilisa, Inc. , a global leader in identity solutions and wireless security systems, has been awarded a $333K contract to provide 33 IM2610 TWIC Plus po

EWU Football Begins 2014 Season

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 12:09
=The Eastern Washington University football team kicked off its 2014 Fall practice schedule on Thursday, July 31, with the program's earliest start coming only in only a few weeks on Aug. 23 when Sam Houston State comes to town for the first NCAA game of the season.

Washington attorney general to fight legal grounds for city pot bans - Thu, 31 Jul 2014 PST

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 07:31
OLYMPIA – The state wants to join a couple of legal battles between some potential pot businesses and cities that won’t let them open inside their boundaries.

Speeding grandma thanks Idaho trooper for ticket

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 05:53
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - A Washington state grandmother has written a thank-you letter to a state trooper in Idaho for giving her a speeding ticket in an exchange that she said on Thursday was a highlight of her recent holiday there. Tana Baumler, 59, of Bothell, Washington, was driving her two grandchildren to Yellowstone National Park on July 6 when State Trooper Mike ...

Washington state man sentenced to 10 years for torching gay club

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 05:10
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state man was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Thursday for setting fire to a popular Seattle gay nightclub packed with New Year's Eve revelers. No one was badly hurt in the Dec. 31, 2013, attack on Neighbors, a decades-old establishment filled with 750 people when Musab Mohammed Masmari, 30, doused a carpeted stairway with gasoline and ...

Washington holds steady with percentage of homes in some state of foreclosure

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 04:37
Washington state’s foreclosure inventory – the number of homes in some state of foreclosure – was at 1.6 percent in June, according to data released Thursday. That’s about the same as it was in May, and tracks closely with the national number of 1.7 percent.

State Dept: 'No American is proud' of CIA tactics

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:35
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress, according to a White House document.

State ferry service to be back to normal by Saturday

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 01:59
Washington State Ferries hopes to restore service to normal on Saturday on Puget Sound.

State Department: ‘No American is proud’ of CIA tactics

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 21:36
WASHINGTON — The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses...

State Department reportedly endorses Senate claim that CIA misled Congress over terror interrogations

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 17:50
WASHINGTON – The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress, according to a White House document.

State Department: 'No American is proud' of CIA tactics

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 17:25
WASHINGTON — The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress, according to a White...

State Department: 'No American is proud' of CIA tactics

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:21
WASHINGTON — The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress, according to a White...

State Dept: 'No American is proud' of CIA tactics

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 12:51
WASHINGTON (AP) The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror...

WSU Football Announces Practice Schedule

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 07:25
Washington State University Head Football Coach Mike Leach and the Cougar football team open fall camp Saturday, Aug. 2, with an 2:30 p.m. practice at Sacajawea Middle School in Lewiston, Idaho.

Washington Council Votes to Display ‘In God We Trust’ Motto Amid Controversy

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:45
TACOMA, Wash. – Members of a county council in Washington State have voted to display the motto ‘In God We Trust’ in the council chambers following controversy over whether the motto was inclusive or exclusive in its meaning. By a vote of 4-3, the Pierce County Council approved the resolution, making the council the first […]

New Leaf Enterprises Introduces 'Leaf of Hope' Program Providing Hope and Changing Lives for Washington State Families

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:00
New Leaf Enterprises, Washington State's industry leader for delivery of safe and effective Dàmà cannabis products, today announced its Leaf of Hope program. Leaf of Hope provides cannabidiol -rich Cannabis ...