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Washington State News Wire - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:30
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) ...

Feds: 88 percent of Washington schools failing

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 05:34
Eighty-eight percent of Washington state schools are failing, according to the federal government.  For months, school districts have been telling KIRO 7 that would be the case but student test results just released by the state superintendent confirm it.                Superintendent Randy Dorn made the announcement at the state Capitol Wednesday.  Dorn says Washington is the only state in the ...

Rutgers makes Big Ten debut against Washington St

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 03:18
Rutgers' debut as a member of the Big Ten Conference will likely be Washington State's farewell to Seattle. The Cougars open the season with their annual game at Seattle's CenturyLink Field on Thursday night, hosting the Scarlet Knights in their first game after leaving the American Athletic Conference to join the Big Ten. For Washington State, this could be its final ''home'' game in Seattle.

WA State Superintendent Releases Test Scores

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 02:12
Washington State Superintendent of Schools Randy Dorn has released the latest statewide test scores.

Police In Washington State Have Been Secretly Intercepting Cellphone Traffic For Years

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:34
The Tacoma Police Department in Washington state has been secretly using anti-terrorist cellphone interception technology to sweep up call records, texts and other sensitive data belonging to innocent civilians without a warrant for the last six years. Tacoma PD is the latest law enforcement agency to publicly join the ranks of states using “stingray” wireless surveillance devices — originally ...

WSU vs. Rutgers preview: Can Mike Leach get the Air Raid plundering?

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:30
Thursday night at CenturyLink Field in Seatttle, Washington State will face Rutgers. Both teams have weak defenses, but Connor Halliday and the Cougar offense should put up more than enough points to carry the game. Washington State will face Rutgers at CenturyLink Field in Seattle this Thursday.

Washington river freed after world's biggest-ever dam removal

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:40
The biggest dam-removal project in history is complete and Washington state's Elwha River is running freely for the first time in more than a century.

US hostage held by Islamic State is female aid worker

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:11
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said. The 26-year-old woman is the third American known to have been kidnapped by the radical group.

Mike Leach says WSU has no injuries, though lineman on crutches proves otherwise

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:45
As Mike Leach's Washington State Cougars get ready to play Rutgers on Thursday, Leach says his team is 100 percent healthy.

Team Report - WASHINGTON STATE

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:27
No more Seattle home games for now

Obama says 'justice will be done' for Islamic State killers

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:07
By Mark Felsenthal and Phil Stewart CHARLOTTE N.C./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama vowed "justice will be done" against the Islamic State killers of American journalist James Foley on Tuesday as the United States sought to identify targets for potential airstrikes in Syria. Obama's tough talk followed his decision to approve U.S. Justice will be done," Obama told veterans gathered ...

Bill Gates gives $1 million to gun control

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:47
Supporters of Washington State effort to require background checks on gun purchases report $1 million donation from Bill and Melinda Gates.

American woman is being held hostage in Syria

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:43
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said Tuesday. The 26-year-old woman is the third American known to have been kidnapped by the militant group.

Bill Gates and his wife give $1 million to gun control push

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:36
Supporters of Washington State effort to require background checks on gun purchases report $1 million donation from Bill and Melinda Gates.

Washington-Hawaii Preview

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:30
(AP) -- - Chris Petersen insists the opener for No. 25 Washington against Hawaii on Saturday carries no greater importance than any other season opener in his coaching career. Except that for the first time as a head coach, Petersen will be leading a team other than Boise State. My focus never changes on that.'' Petersen, one of the biggest names to change programs during the offseason, said the ...

Activists file complaint over 25 monkey deaths

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:06
EVERETT, Washington (AP) — An animal-rights group has filed a federal complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture against a research lab over the deaths of 25 monkeys shipped to northwestern Washington state.

Trial for Pennsylvania State Senator Leanna Washington could be rescheduled for fall

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 13:52
A Montgomery County judge said Aug. 21 the political corruption trial against State Senator LeAnna Washington could be scheduled for late October or early November pending a ruling on a change of venue motion.

BYU soccer: Brigham Young University draws Washington State, 0-0

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:29
The No. 22 BYU women’s soccer team played Washington State to a 0-0 stalemate in the Cougars' home opener Monday night...

BYU Women's Soccer: A pair of Cougars play to an overtime tie.

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:16
After two overtimes BYU and Washington State ended in a 0-0 tie after incredible defense spoiled the Cougars home opener. On a perfect night for soccer at South Field, a pair of Cougars fought hard and into the final minutes before both teams had nothing left and the game ended in a 0-0 tie after two overtimes.  Both teams are in the top 30 of the nation as BYU is ranked 22nd and Washington ...

1 wolf killed in Washington state to protect sheep and hunters searching for 3 more

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 05:22
One wolf has been killed by a hunter hired by Washington, a state where the animals have been regaining a foothold in recent years after being hunted to extinction in the early 1900s.