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Bird flu found in wild birds in Washington state: USDA

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 01:20
(Reuters) - Two strains of avian influenza have been confirmed in wild birds in Washington state, near the U.S. border with Canada, but there is no immediate cause for public health concerns, U.S. agriculture officials said on Wednesday. Two separate virus strains were identified in Whatcom County, Washington, including H5N2 in northern pintail ducks, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA ...

Inslee wants carbon tax to fund transportation

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 13:34
Overlooking the state Route 520 floating bridge project, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday unveiled a proposal he said would address the state's most pressing transportation needs — fixing bridges ...

Avian flu confirmed in wild birds in Washington; officials say no immediate health concern

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:11
SEATTLE - Agriculture officials said Tuesday they've found avian influenza in wild birds in Washington state but there's no immediate public health concern.

Congress passes 1-year extension of state sales tax deduction for Washington

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:41
WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday gave final congressional approval to a bill that will enable Washington state residents to claim local sales tax deduction on their 2014 federal income tax forms, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., said. The bill, the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, now goes to President Obama for his signature. Washington […]

Avian flu confirmed in wild birds in Washington

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 09:49
SEATTLE (AP) " Agriculture officials said Tuesday they've found avian influenza in wild birds in Washington state but there's no immediate public health concern.The U.S. Department of Agriculture said separate strains of the H5...

Avian flu confirmed in wild birds in Washington

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 09:35
SEATTLE (AP) - Agriculture officials said Tuesday they've found avian influenza in wild birds in Washington state but there's no immediate public health concern. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said separate strains of the H5 virus were identified in a northern pintail duck and a gyrfalcon. Both ...

Washington state awarded $65 million to improve health care

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 08:45
Washington won a $65 million grant to bolster health care innovation in the state, Gov. Jay Inslee announced today.

Mayle Named Sports Illustrated All-American Honorable Mention

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 08:19
Washington State wide receiver Vince Mayle received All-America honorable mention from Sports Illustrated Tuesday.

Search for US mudslide survivors

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 04:42
Rescue crews have searched into the night for survivors from a massive mudslide in Washington state that killed at least three people, after hearing voices from the debris field pleading for help.        

Washington police sergeant dragged by car trying to stop shoplifters

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 04:28
A police sergeant in Washington state survived a terrifying ordeal after being dragged by a car while trying to arrest shoplifting suspects.

Eighteen missing in US mudslide

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 19:26
Rescue crews have searched into the night for survivors from a massive mudslide in Washington state that killed at least three people, after hearing voices from the debris field pleading for help.        

Islamic State recruits broadly, not just fighters

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 16:15
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State organization is trying to recruit more than fighters to its cause.

Islamic State recruits broadly, not just fighters

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 16:15
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State organization is trying to recruit more than fighters to its cause.

Islamic State recruits broadly, not just fighters

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 14:11
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State organization is trying to recruit more than fighters to its cause.

Inslee: Spend on early education, full-time kindergarten, freeze college tuition

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:11
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, center, poses for a photo with a group of students, after he signed into law the DREAM Act, expanding state financial aid to include undocumented students. Inslee is unveiling sweeping education measures, ranging from more pre-school for poor kids to expanded scholarship aid and a tuition freeze for college students. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Washington Gov. Jay Inslee ...

Audit: Washington state cybersecurity must improve

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 09:59
Tests done earlier this year at five state agencies show Washington state needs to improve compliance with security standards to guard against cyberattacks, an audit released Monday found . The audit by the office of state Auditor Troy Kelley showed that of 1,035 components tested over several months earlier this year, investigators found close to 350 instances in which the agencies were not in ...

Audit: Washington state cybersecurity must improve

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 07:18
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Tests done earlier this year at five state agencies show Washington state needs to improve compliance with security standards to guard against cyberattacks, an audit released Monday found. The audit by the office of state Auditor Troy Kelley showed that of 1,035 components tested ...

Tia Presley Named Pac-12 Player of the Week

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 06:34
Washington State senior guard Tia Presley has been named the Pac-12 Conference Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. Presley earned her second career Pac-12 weekly accolade after scoring a game-high 21 points in WSU's 59-58 road victory over Gonzaga last Tuesday.

New Age Farm Signs First Tenant Lease in Washington State

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 05:31
New Age Farm Washington, LLC Enters into Lease Agreement Vancouver, BC / ACCESSWIRE / December 15, 2014 / New Age Farm Inc. (CSE:NF) ("New Age Farm" or the "Company") is pleased to ...

How income inequality is keeping state coffers low

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 17:36
Washington's poor-heavy taxes, income inequality and decreasing state tax revenue: It's a vicious cycle.