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Body found in Washington state appears to be of missing child

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 07:23
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - The body of a child found on Thursday near a Washington state mobile home park appears to be that of a 6-year-old girl last seen Saturday evening and reported missing when she failed to turn up for dinner the following night, authorities said. Jenise Wright had gone to bed on Saturday in her family home near Bremerton, on the Kitsap Peninsula across the ...

Body found in Washington may be missing girl, 6

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 06:52
Investigators searching for a missing 6-year-old in Washington state recovered the body of a child in the town where the girl disappeared, the FBI said Thursday.

Washington State Attorney General to defend marijuana initiative

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 05:56
City of Fife asserts federal preemption argument in marijuana case, AG will defend I-502.

‘Psychiatric boarding’ illegal, state high court rules

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 05:51
OLYMPIA — Psychiatric boarding, the practice of warehousing mentally ill patients in hospital emergency rooms due to lack of available treatment space, is unlawful, according to the Washington state Supreme Court.

These Are the First Edible Pot Products Sold in Washington

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:17
Stringent rules delayed sales of edibles for a month after the first legal marijuana sales took place in Washington state

Washington man wanted for first-degree murder caught in Leesburg

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 03:20
LEESBURG — A man wanted for first degree murder in Washington State was captured Thursday morning by a Lake County Sheriff's Office deputy.

The Skanner Newspaper - State Supreme Court Amps Up Washington School Funding Fight

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 03:13
The fight over the Washington State Legislature’s school funding plan -- and the 2018 deadline for ample funding for basic education required by the state Supreme Court – is turning into a brawl.

State Supreme Court rules psychiatric boarding unlawful

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:32
The Washington State Supreme Court ruled Thursday that boarding psychiatric patients temporarily in hospital emergency rooms and acute care centers because there isn't space at certified psychiatric treatment facilities is unlawful.

Should state sue Arne Duncan to get No Child waiver back?

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 20:05
The executive director of the association that represents Washington school superintendents says Washington state should challenge the revocation of the state's waiver from the No Child Left Behind law in federal court.

Arrest illustrates state’s tough stance on illicit pot - Thu, 07 Aug 2014 PST

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:32
A 19-year-old arrested by a Washington State Patrol trooper on suspicion of carrying less than an ounce of pot, cash, baggies and a scale faces a felony charge – an illustration of the state’s continued tough stance on illicit pot. Under Washington state laws, the 22 grams of marijuana discovered in a bag inside the car Analisa Martin was driving – 6 grams less than what is allowed for a 21-year ...

AP-Washington News Coverage,ADVISORY

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 05:16
Washington state at 1:30 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) ...

Search for missing Washington girl enters third day with few clues

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 02:28
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - Authorities in Washington state said on Wednesday they had searched homes, trash bins and the woods surrounding the mobile home park of a missing 6-year-old girl but remain uncertain whether she may have been abducted. Jenise Wright was last seen Saturday night going to bed at her family's mobile home in Bremerton, on the Kitsap peninsula across from ...

4 lanes of I-5 blocked south of Tacoma

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 00:40
This Washington State Patrol photo shows the accident. LAKEWOOD -- Four lanes of Interstate 5 are blocked near the state Route 512 interchange after a truck high-centered on a jersey barrier in the middle of the freeway.

Legal, sure — But Polite? Washington Weighs Weed Etiquette

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 00:35
Now that marijuana is legal, Washington state is hashing out when and where it is okay to light up. Some parents are complaining that public places like parks are filled now with pot smoke.

Frantic Search for Missing Washington Girl

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:16
By Rheana Murray The parents of a missing 6-year-old girl in Washington State weren’t worried about their daughter's disappearance at first because she often plays alone in the neighborhood, they told police. “I’m hoping that she’s just spending the night somewhere, you know,” her father James Wright told ABC affiliate KOMO. “She’s really independent, she’s [...]

Washington girl still missing after search 'surge'

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 22:57
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Officers in Washington state worked through the night, asking residents of an east Bremerton mobile home park about a missing 6-year-old girl, but Jenise Wright remains missing.

FBI joins search for missing Washington state girl

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 16:54
More than 100 officers from 10 law enforcement agencies are involved in the search for a 6-year-old girl who disappeared from her Washington state home over the weekend, sheriff's officials said Tuesday.

Leach, staff earn raises from Washington St.

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:55
After they led Washington State to its first bowl game since 2003, coach Mike Leach and his assistant coaches are being rewarded with raises.

More wildfire evacuations feared as winds fan flames in Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:34
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - Crews battling to contain a wildfire burning close to a city in Washington state said stronger winds forecast for Tuesday could push flames into surrounding canyons, and urged people to be ready for more evacuations. About 180 homes closest to the so-called Snag Canyon blaze remained under evacuation orders, while residents in Ellensburg, a city of about ...

Washington ferry system cannot confirm sighting of missing Oregon mom

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:39
Surveillance video from the Washington state ferry system cannot confirm that a missing Dundee, Oregon, woman was aboard, local authorities told Fox News Tuesday.