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Washington State News Wire

State department, Washington Post call charges 'absurd'

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 14:21
Jason Rezaian has sat in jail in Iran for nearly nine months. The Washington Post's bureau chief in Tehran was arrested in July on unspecified allegations. It took more than four months for a judge to hear charges against him.

Washington state police find family's stolen vacation cabin

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 15:22
Sheriff Allen described the cabin as a very small, 10-foot by 20-foot weekend hunting shed that can be moved with a truck.

Huskies down Washington State, aided by five errors

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 13:48
Huskies secure 5-2 victory to avoid sweep in three-game series, scoring three unearned runs.

Huskies down Washington State, aided by five errors

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 13:13
Huskies secure 5-2 victory to avoid sweep in three-game series, scoring three unearned runs.

Florist in gay rights storm: 'I'm a little grain of sand'

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 05:24
The 70-year-old grandmother who owns a flower shop in Washington state and became a national figure for refusing to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding says she was surprised her actions gained such notoriety and had often done...

Washington House approves $5 fee on studded tires - Sat, 11 Apr 2015 PST

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 15:16
OLYMPIA – Motorists who want to use studded snow tires soon may have to pay more. Legislation that cleared the state House of Representatives on Friday, and appears to already have Senate support, would impose a $5 fee on each studded tire sold in Washington state beginning next year. Backers describe it as a way to both discourage their use and raise extra money for road repairs.

Washington accepts new, 144-car ferry from builder

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 11:35
Washington State Ferries has accepted a new, 144-car state ferry from the builder, Vigor Industrial.

State House passes bills to overhaul marijuana markets

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 10:59
The Washington state House moved forward Friday on an effort to reconcile the state's medical and recreational marijuana markets.

WA House approves amendment funding new Columbia River I-5 bridge workgroup

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 10:43
Local area Washington state lawmakers from both sides of the aisle worked together on the amendment and say it's a first step towards solving problems associated with the existing I-5 bridge.

Wash. accepts new, 144-car ferry from builder

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 09:46
Washington State Ferries has accepted a new, 144-car state ferry from the builder, Vigor Industrial. The state ferry system said Friday that after two months of sea trials and crew training, the new ferry Samish will begin service on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route on Sunday, June 14. That's just in time for the start of the summer season. Along with more space for tall vehicles, the $126 ...

Washington State University honor roll

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 07:17
The following students were named on the president’s honor roll at Washington State University for fall semester. The president’s honor roll recognizes students who stand above the rest with excellent… Click to Continue »

Seattle area could use old aircraft carriers as a bridge: lawmaker

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 06:48
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state lawmaker looking to ease traffic congestion for several Puget Sound-area communities near Seattle has proposed building an eye-catching new toll bridge made from retired Navy aircraft carriers. Republican Representative Jesse Young has been gathering support among colleagues and the public for the planned span, which would link ...

Washington robbery suspect used bag printed with dollar sign

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 21:56
Ben Hooper OLYMPIA, Wash., April 10 (UPI) -- Police in Washington state said they busted an alleged robber with an "unwise prop" -- a canvas bag printed with a dollar sign.

Washington state police find family's stolen vacation cabin

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 14:26
A vacation cabin that disappeared off its foundation in eastern Washington state has been located several miles away, apparently stolen using a flatbed truck by people who intended to live in it, a law enforcement official said on Thursday. The Stevens County Sheriff's Office said deputies found the missing log cabin in a rural area near Springdale after receiving information about its ...

Alaska lawmaker pushes back on Washington state over Arctic drilling concerns

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:28
If officials in Washington state wind up not allowing Royal Dutch Shell to base its Arctic drilling fleet in Seattle over environmental concerns, members of the Alaska Legislature suggest another business decision for its neighbor to the south.

Alaska lawmaker to Washington: Target Boeing before Shell

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 08:21
If officials in Washington state wind up not allowing Royal Dutch Shell to base its Arctic drilling fleet in Seattle over environmental concerns, members of the Alaska Legislature suggest another business ...

Washington state man found guilty of trying to move river

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 05:31
A Washington state man has been convicted of environmental violations after he used an excavator and a bulldozer to try to fill a section of the Tahuya River and change the waterway's course, the state's top lawyer said on Thursday. A jury in Mason County found William Cayo Sr. guilty on Wednesday of violating water pollution and shoreline management laws as well as conducting prohibited ...

I Thought Legalizing Pot Would Be a Disaster. But It Turned Out To Be Wonderful.

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 03:30
We no longer arrest 12,000 people every year for possessing marijuana in Washington state

State must rise to federal judge’s rebuke on mental health system

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 19:11
A stinging rebuke by a federal judge underscores the need for a more coherent mental health system.

Some Washington state VA facilities face wait times woes

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 15:11
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The majority of Veterans Administration medical facilities in Washington state are meeting timeliness goals for scheduling doctor visits, but centers in Walla Walla, Vancouver and Chehalis have yet to hit their targets. At the VA hospital in Walla Walla, the worst of the three, 4.6 percent ...