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State Patrol cruiser struck in chain-reaction crash

Washington State News Wire - 5 hours 46 min ago
A Washington State Patrol trooper’s patrol car was struck while she was responding to a disabled car in Bothell. The crash occurred on southbound Interstate 405 near Northeast 160th Street at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. The crash was described by the State Patrol as a chain-reaction crash in which one driver hit another vehicle that then hit the patrol car. The driver who caused the crash then fled ...

Eastern Washington schedules another Pac-12 game

Washington State News Wire - 9 hours 28 min ago
Eastern Washington will play Washington State for the third time in seven seasons when they meet on Sept. 15, 2018 at Martin Stadium in Pullman.

Washington State couple suspected in three Twin Cities bank robberies

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:36
A Washington state man robbed banks in Burnsville and Maple Grove last week with the help of his girlfriend, Dakota County prosecutors say.

Washington State couple suspected in three Twin Cities bank robberies

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:17
A Washington state man robbed banks in Burnsville and Maple Grove last week with the help of his girlfriend, Dakota County prosecutors say.

AP-Washington News Coverage,ADVISORY

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:21
Washington state at 5 p.m. The Seattle bureau can be reached at (800) 552-7694 or (206) 682-1812. The photo supervisor is at (206) 682-4801 or (800) 552-7694. For questions on stories from Olympia, call (360) 753-7222. For questions on Spokane-area stories, call Correspondent Nicholas Geranios at (800) ...

EWU and WSU Add Matchup in 2018

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:46
Washington State has added Eastern Washington to its 2018 football schedule, WSU Director of Athletics Bill Moos announced Wednesday.The game is scheduled for Sept. 15, 2018 in Martin Stadium.

To prevent cuts to food stamps, Washington to make use of ‘heat and eat’ loophole

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:29
Washington state will prevent federal cuts to food-stamp benefits for about 200,000 people, thanks to a loophole left in the federal Farm Bill.

Cougs and Eags to continue series in 2018

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:35
Washington State has won all three previous meetings in the series, including a 24-20 victory in 2012 in Pullman, the first victory for Mike Leach as the Cougar head coach.

Washington county delays decision on building ban after deadly mudslide

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 04:24
By Jonathan Kaminsky OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - A Washington state county where a mudslide killed at least 41 people last month delayed a decision on Wednesday on a proposed ban on construction in landslide-prone areas over concerns it could hamper rebuilding efforts. The five-member Snohomish County Council voted unanimously to table the issue of whether to impose a moratorium on ...

Washington county delays decision on building ban after deadly mudslide

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 03:21
OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - A Washington state county that was the scene of a deadly mudslide last month that killed at least 41 people pushed back a decision on Wednesday on a proposed six-month ban on new construction in landslide-prone areas.

Washington state euthanizes 300 birds after cockfighting farm raided

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 09:38
By Jonathan Kaminsky OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - Washington state authorities have euthanized scores of steroid-filled roosters after raiding a farm and arresting a man on suspicion of raising the birds for cockfighting, prosecutors said on Tuesday. Victor Hugo Gallegos Chavez, 35, the lone defendant in the case, was arrested at his home in Rochester, about 70 miles southwest of Seattle by ...

Obama visits mudslide-hit community in Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 08:01
President Barack Obama on Tuesday visited the Washington state community slammed by a deadly mudslide last month, offering condolences to the families of victims, encouragement to rescue workers, and promises of government support. After viewing the mudslide from the air, Obama met for over an hour with relatives of victims in a small chapel. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office said ...

Rare Birth Defects Still Spiking in Washington State

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:28
Seven cases of a rare fatal birth defect were reported in a remote region of Washington state in 2013, making it the fourth consecutive year that rates have more than tripled the national average, health officials said Tuesday.

State Patrol troopers hit by car during an investigation

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 02:45
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON -- Monday night, two Washington State Patrol troopers were investigating a collision on Interstate 5 northbound near the Roanoke exit when a black Honda crashed into them. "The Honda was in the same lane as the accident. It hit one of the WSP cars, which then hit the other one, setting off a chain reaction," said WSP Sgt. David Kaiser.   The WSP troopers had emergency lights ...

Suspected drunken driver bangs up 2 troopers' cruisers in Seattle

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:46
A state trooper was injured when a suspected drunken driver plowed into two Washington State Patrol cars on Interstate 5 overnight.

Death toll in Washington state mudslide rises to 41

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:44
(Reuters) - The death toll from a mudslide in Washington state last month rose to 41 on Monday after search teams pulled two more bodies from the mud and rubble, county officials said. A rain-soaked hillside collapsed above the north fork of the Stillaguamish River on March 22, unleashing a torrent of mud that clogged the river, swallowed up a stretch of a state highway and crushed some three ...

Washington's pot license lottery gets underway

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:30
Washington state is holding a lottery this week to select more than 300 licensees across the state to run recreational marijuana shops.

Obama to visit site of Washington State landslide

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:09
The White House said President Barack Obama is due to meet with the families of victims of a deadly mudslide in Washington State on Tuesday afternoon before leaving for a four-country tour of Asia. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office said on Monday that 41 victims have been recovered from the slide that buried a river valley neighborhood in the Cascade mountain foothills last month ...

Damage claims filed in Washington state over mudslide disaster

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 06:28
By Jonathan Kaminsky OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - The widow of a man killed in the Washington state mudslide has filed damage claims asserting that official inaction contributed to the disaster that took more than 40 lives. Thomas Durnell, 65, was at home on March 22 when the mudslide hit and is among the 41 confirmed fatalities. Deborah Durnell, Thomas' widow, filed the claims on Friday ...

State ends inmate asbestos-cleaning program

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 03:46
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington state has ended a more than two-decade-old program that used prisoners to remove asbestos-containing material, a newspaper reported Monday. The state also paid a fine of more than $70,000 to settle a state investigation into cleanup practices last June at the Washington Corrections Center for Women in Purdy, a project that the Department of Labor and Industries says ...