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Guest opinion: Medical school debate misses bigger picture - Sat, 28 Mar 2015 PST

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 15:12
The Spokane medical school debate is peaking as Washington State University has successfully received the Legislature’s support, pending Gov. Jay Inslee’s signing of the bill, to change a 1917 law that would give WSU the authority to create its own independently accredited medical school on the WSU Health Sciences Spokane campus. Simultaneously, the University of Washington School of Medicine is ...

Kerry orders a review of recordkeeping at State Department

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 15:04
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has ordered an internal audit of its recordkeeping, part of a top-to-bottom look at the agency's practices in the aftermath of revelations that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton used a private email account and server during her tenure.

Washington state florist fined for refusing to service gay wedding

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 11:42
(Reuters) - A judge in Washington state on Friday fined a florist $1,000 after she refused to sell flower arrangements for a gay couple's wedding, officials said. Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who along with the couple - Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed - sued florist Barronelle Stutzman in 2013, applauded the ruling in a statement. "My primary goal has always been to end ...

Washington state florist fined for refusing to service gay wedding

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 11:42
(Reuters) - A judge in Washington state on Friday fined a florist $1,000 after she refused to sell flower arrangements for a gay couple's wedding, officials said. Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who along with the couple - Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed - sued florist Barronelle Stutzman in 2013, applauded the ruling in a statement. "My primary goal has always been to end ...

Judge fines Wash. florist over refusing to provide flowers for same-sex wedding

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 08:01
OLYMPIA, Wash. – A Washington state florist who refused to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding was fined $1,000 Friday, plus $1 for court costs and fees.

Washington florist hit with $1,001 fine for refusing to sell flowers for a same-sex wedding

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 07:39
OLYMPIA, Wash. — A Washington state florist who refused to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding was fined $1,000 Friday, plus $1 for court costs and fees.

Judge fines Washington florist over same-sex wedding flowers

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 07:25
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state florist who refused to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding was fined $1,000 Friday, plus $1 for court costs and fees.

Washington governor won't remove prosecutor probing police shooting of farmworker

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 06:01
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - Washington state Governor Jay Inslee has temporarily denied a request by a Latino advocacy group to remove a local prosecutor from a probe into the controversial death of a Mexican orchard worker shot dead by police after pelting them with rocks. Antonio Zambrano-Montes, a 35-year-old undocumented immigrant, was shot dead by three Pasco police officers last ...

Washington governor won't remove prosecutor probing police shooting of farmworker

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 06:01
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - Washington state Governor Jay Inslee has temporarily denied a request by a Latino advocacy group to remove a local prosecutor from a probe into the controversial death of a Mexican orchard worker shot dead by police after pelting them with rocks. Antonio Zambrano-Montes, a 35-year-old undocumented immigrant, was shot dead by three Pasco police officers last ...

Kerry orders State Department review of records retention

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 04:55
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has ordered an internal audit of its recordkeeping, officials said Friday, outlining a top-to-bottom look at the agency's practices in the aftermath of revelations that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton used a private email account and server during her tenure.

State capital gains tax part of House Democrats' budget plan

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 02:58
House Democrats on Friday released a two-year budget plan that proposes a capital gains tax as part of nearly $1.5 billion in new revenue to address a court mandate on education spending.

Washington state woman sues scope maker over 'superbug'

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 00:56
SEATTLE (AP) - A Washington state woman who says she developed a "superbug" infection at a Seattle hospital has filed a lawsuit against the maker of medical scopes linked to similar infections across the U.S. Debbie Newton, 54, says she contracted the infection in 2013 while at Harborview Medical Center ...

Washington State dismisses CB Sebastian LaRue

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 01:09
Washington State took a hit to its depth at cornerback just before the start of spring practice.

Washington softball beats Portland State, 9-0

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 21:53
Washington opened its four-game trip by beating Portland State in a midweek nonconference game, 9-0, in six innings Wednesday night in Hillsboro, Ore.

Washington softball beats Portland State, 9-0

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 16:51
Washington opened its four-game trip by beating Portland State in a midweek nonconference game, 9-0, in six innings Wednesday night in Hillsboro, Ore.

WSU medical school in Spokane gets Senate OK - Thu, 26 Mar 2015 PST

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 15:16
OLYMPIA – Washington State University should soon have the authority to start a new medical school on its Spokane campus. The question now is, will it have the money to do that? On Wednesday, the Senate voted 47-1 to send Gov. Jay Inslee a bill repealing a 1917 law that says only the University of Washington can operate a state-sponsored medical school. Considering bills had passed both chambers ...

Legislature OKs bill paving way for WSU medical school

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 05:26
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A nearly-century old restriction giving the University of Washington in Seattle the exclusive right to operate a public medical school in the state of Washington was removed by the Legislature on Wednesday, opening the door for a new Washington State University medical school in Spokane. Senators ...

Washington State opens spring practice Thursday

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 04:58
Washington State begins the task of trying to rebound from a disappointing 2014 season when spring practice opens Thursday. The Cougars will have 15 practice dates in Pullman and play the annual Crimson and Gray game on April 25 in Spokane. The Cougars opened with losses to Rutgers and Nevada and never recovered. Their wins came against Portland State, Utah and Oregon State.

Cops bust 'Interesting Man'

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 04:22
This Monday, March 23, 2015 photo by Washington State Patrol Trooper Tony Brock shows a cardboard cutout of the "The Most Interesting Man In The World," otherwise known as actor Jonathan Goldsmith, of Dos Equis beer TV commercial fame, strapped to the passenter seat of a driver who tried to use the image to qualify to drive the carpool lane on Interstate 5 near Fife, Wash. The trooper says it's ...