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WSDA Activates Avian Influenza Response Plan in Benton County

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 08:53
The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has activated a multi-agency response plan following the confirmation of highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza in domestic birds in Benton County. 

Washington minimum wage gets 15-cent bump per hour

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 08:30
SPOKANE, Wash. - For yet another year, Washington state has the highest minimum wage in the country. Starting January 1, Washington's minimum wage went up to $9.47. That's up from $9.32. Employees at Rocket Bakery in Spokane say every penny counts when you're making minimum wage, so getting 15 cents more an hour is the perfect way to start the new year.

Stanford beats Washington State 71-56

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 06:59
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Anthony Brown offered several reasons for Stanford's poor start and he wasn't entirely sold on any of them. "Maybe it was the early starting time, I don't know," Brown said of the Cardinal missing nine of their first 10 shots. "It could have been ...

Stanford defeats Washington State 71-56

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 06:40
Without leading rebounder Reid Travis, who has a stress fracture in his left leg, the Stanford Cardinal defeats the Washington State Cougars.

Stanford defeats Washington State 71-56

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 06:33
Without leading rebounder Reid Travis, who has a stress fracture in his left leg, the Stanford Cardinal defeats the Washington State Cougars in the Pac-12 opener for both schools.

Stanford beats Washington State 71-56

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 06:22
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Chasson Randle scored 17 of his 18 points in the second half and Stanford opened Pac-12 play with a 71-56 victory over Washington State on Friday.

TicketCity Cactus Bowl primer: Oklahoma State vs. Washington

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 02:04
Both Washington and Oklahoma State underwent tumultuous runs during the middle of their 2014 seasons. After getting off to a 5-1 start, the Huskies lost four of five to fall out of the Pac-12 title picture. Likewise, the Cowboys got off to a 5-1 start, before dropping five in a row. Yet despite the midseason struggles, both squads bounced back to finish strong. Washington hammered Oregon State ...

Washington, Oklahoma State collide in Cactus Bowl

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 21:39
The Washington Huskies and Oklahoma State Cowboys will close out the Jan. 2 slate of bowl games as they clash head-to- head in the 26th annual TicketCity Cactus Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium.

Washington, Oklahoma State collide in Cactus Bowl

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 21:39
The Washington Huskies and Oklahoma State Cowboys will close out the Jan. 2 slate of bowl games as they clash head-to- head in the 26th annual TicketCity Cactus Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium.

Washington State Pot Sales Top $60M

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 21:26
The Washington State Liquor Control Board said the state’s retail marijuana industry sold more than $63 million dollars worth of pot in 2014.

Ready to tunnel into real solutions in 2015?

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 17:06
There are possibilities for progress in Washington state and the Puget Sound area. But don't count on anything.

Cactus Bowl: Washington's defense tries to quiet Oklahoma State's offense

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 12:33
Oklahoma State squeaked into a bowl on the final play of their final regular season game, but the Cowboys are going to meet a much stingier defense against Washington.

State Parks Offer Free Entry And Guided Hikes For New Year's Day

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 01:41
Many Oregon and Washington state parks offer free hikes on New Year's Day as part of a national First Day Hikes initiative.

Washington State Minimum Wage Rises To $9.47 An Hour

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 00:58
Washington State Minimum Wage Rises To $9.47 An Hour Washington State Minimum Wage Rises To $9.47 An Hour Economy washington, minimum wage, increase, work, employees, economy, oregon Has Been Optimized Washington state’s minimum wage is officially the highest in the nation. As The Huffington Post reported earlier this week, 20 states were set to increase the minimum wage on Jan. 1. Washington ...

Washington State Patrol launches online scheduling program for VIN inspections

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 20:15
Many individuals need a Washington State Patrol vehicle inspection and the process for scheduling just got easier. The Washington State Patrol has announced the launch of an online program designed to streamline the process for scheduling a VIN inspection.

State plans new system to track livestock

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 18:09
Thu, 01 Jan 2015 10:01:11 GMT By Matthew Weaver Capital Press OLYMPIA, Wash. — The state of Washington is implementing rule changes as part of its new system to trace livestock in the event of a disease outbreak. Representatives of the livestock and dairy industry support the moves. Livestock and dairy industry re...

Washington State Homicide Suspect Arrested In Cordova

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 10:35
A Cordova man wanted in connection to a March 2013 homicide in Washington State was arrested by the Shelby County Sheriff Fugitive Apprehension Team Dec. 31, sheriff spokesman Sgt. Matthew Keaton said.

Recreational Marijuana Store Owners in Washington State Find Business Taxing

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 23:32
NEW YORK ( MainStreet ) — Reports from Washington state are that the recreational marijuana business is having trouble paying its taxes and sales are moving to the black market. The irony is that the taxation and regulation of pot was a selling point in legalization.

As enrollment soars, Medicaid fee cuts may threaten access in Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:26
Just as Washington expands insurance to more than 480,000 new Medicaid participants, cuts in program payments to some doctors may threaten access to care, advocates say.