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Tornado rips roofs in Washington state

Washington State News Wire - 7 hours 37 min ago
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A rare tornado ripped roofs off buildings, uprooted trees and shattered windows Thursday afternoon in the southwest Washington city of Longview, but there were no reports of injuries.

Damage reported after tornado in Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:39
Residents in two cities along the Washington-Oregon border report downed trees and power lines, flying metal, and damage to buildings

AP-Washington News Coverage,ADVISORY

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 08:00
Washington state at 4:50 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) ...

Washington state community devastated by mudslide could face floods

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 04:42
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state community devastated by a mudslide that killed 43 people in March was bracing for its first rainy season since the disaster and the threat of flooding from a river that changed course as a result of it, officials said on Thursday. A rain-soaked hillside collapsed above the north fork of the Stillaguamish River on March 22, unleashing a ...

Arizona-Washington State Preview Capsule

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 00:59
No. 15 Arizona (5-1, 2-1 Pac-12) at Washington State (2-5, 1-3), 6 p.m. (Pac-12 Washington) Line: Arizona by 2 1/2 Series Record: Arizona leads 25-14 WHAT'S AT STAKE Arizona can become eligible for a bowl game and seek to keep pace with other leading teams ...

U.S. warns of sanctions on buyers of Islamic State oil

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 00:55
By Anna Yukhananov WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Thursday threatened to slap sanctions on anyone buying oil from Islamic State militants in an effort to disrupt what it said was a $1-million-a-day funding source. Islamic State has seized large swaths of Iraq and Syria in a brutal campaign, and could pose a threat to the United States and its allies if it is not stopped, U.S ...

Washington picked sixth in Pac-12 preseason media poll

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 00:09
SAN FRANCISCO – Quite predictably Washington is saddled with modest expectations at the start of the 2014-15 men’s basketball season while the forecast is dim at Washington State and Arizona is the near unanimous pick to repeat as regular-season champions. The Huskies were picked sixth in the Pac-12 preseason poll, which is two spots higher than where they were picked last year before finishing ...

Public college enrollment up in Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:16
Minority enrollment is growing at Washington's public colleges and universities while total enrollment continues its upward trend, school officials reported this week.

State of Washington Chooses U.S. Bank as Fiscal Agent on Bond Issuances

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:00
U.S. Bank has been selected as the Fiscal Agent for the State of Washington. In this capacity, the U.S. Bank Global Corporate Trust Services division will oversee over 2,500 bond i

No. 14 Arizona State-Washington Preview Capsule

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:38
No. 14 Arizona State (5-1, 3-1 Pac-12) at Washington (5-2, 1-2), 10:45 p.m. ET (ESPN).

Public college enrollment up in Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:31
Minority enrollment is growing at Washington's public colleges and universities while total enrollment continues its upward trend, school officials reported this week.

Oregon, Alaska, D.C. next to vote on legal marijuana

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:00
The national debate over legalized marijuana will come into new focus in early November, as two states and the District of Columbia will let voters decide on legalization measures similar to those approved in Colorado and Washington state.

Pac-12 Week 9 predictions

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:13
Why Washington State will win: Washington State has been so, so close in so many games. The Cougars' record doesn't really speak to what kind of a team they are, and if the defensive line can get some pressure on Anu Solomon and limit Nick Wilson, then I think Connor Halliday is going to be able to put up enough yards to have the Cougars come away with this win. Halliday has been so sharp ...

MJ Freeway Announces Full Integration With Washington State LCB's Seed-to-Sale Traceability System for Retail ...

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:30
DENVER, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MJ Freeway®, the industry-leading cannabis business software platform, is pleased to announce its integration with the Washington State Liquor Control Board's traceability system. MJ Freeway serves cannabis cultivators, infused product producers and dispensaries in providing its premier business management platform built from the ground up specifically for ...

Washington tribes testify against Canada oil pipeline

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:15
Washington state tribes are testifying in Canada this week about their opposition to expansion of the pipeline from Alberta’s tar sands to Vancouver, B.C., and the increase in oil tankers that would follow.

Washington tribes testify against Canada oil pipeline

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:48
Washington state tribes are testifying in Canada this week about their opposition to expansion of the pipeline from Alberta’s tar sands to Vancouver, B.C., and the increase in oil tankers that would follow.

Arizona, Utah have shifted the balance of power in the Pac-12

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:30
Utah lost at home to lowly Washington State earlier this season and Arizona needed 36 fourth-quarter points to defeat California, a team that went 1-11 last year, on a Hail Mary pass.

Labor Unions Are Supporting Washington State Legal Marijuana Dispensaries that Create "More Workers to Organize"

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 05:13
What’s going on in the state of Washington and beyond with the movement to legalize marijuana is, only in part, about business, taxes and government oversight — all to be amplified by the billions of dollars annually this new industry promises to throw off.

Washington State entertains No. 15 Arizona

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:08
Pullman, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - Two teams coming off of byes meet in a Pac-12 Conference duel on Saturday, as the 15th-ranked Arizona Wildcats face off against the Washington State Cougars at Martin Stadium. Arizona probably needed a week off following a 28-26 loss at home to USC in Week 7 action. The Wildcats had ascended into the top-10 following a stunning 31-24 upset of then No. 2 Oregon ...

UPDATED -- Prep girls soccer -- list of college commits from Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 19:05
Prep girls soccer LIST OF COLLEGE COMMITS FROM WASHINGTON STATE (As of Oct. 20, 2014) To add to this list, please e-mail to sports@seattletimes.com . College listed with either high school team or hometown. # -- denotes not playing for high-school team. Air Force – Erin Swain, Seattle Christian, Sr., GK. University of Arkansas – Karli White, Mount Si, Sr., F. Army – Brooke Richardson ...