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Officials investigating report missing Dundee, Oregon, woman seen on Washington ferry

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 01:10
Investigators are checking surveillance video from the Washington state ferry system to see if they can confirm a report that a missing Dundee, Oregon, woman was spotted Friday on the ferry out of Anacortes to Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands.

Missing Oregon woman reported on Washington ferry

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 00:54
FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — Investigators are checking surveillance video from the Washington state ferry system to see if they can confirm a report that a missing Dundee, Oregon, woman was spotted Friday on the ferry out of Anacortes to Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands.

Missing Oregon woman reported on Washington ferry

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 00:54
FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — Investigators are checking surveillance video from the Washington state ferry system to see if they can confirm a report that a missing Dundee, Oregon, woman was spotted Friday on the ferry out of Anacortes to Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands.

Deputies searching for 6-year-old Washington girl

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 23:59
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Kitsap County sheriff's deputies in Washington state are searching for a missing 6-year-old girl who was last seen Saturday night when she went to bed at the family home in east Bremerton.

Washington state voters weigh in on primary

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:08
OLYMPIA, Wash.  - Ten congressional races and dozens of legislative contests across Washington state will be decided by voters this week, though many of the races don't offer much competition.     In 95 of the 123 legislative races on the ballot, there's no contest. Twenty-two races are unopposed, and in 73 seats, there's only two candidates running, all of whom will automatically advance to the ...

Washington woman arrested on murder charges in death of toddler

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 14:30
A Washington state woman was arrested on Sunday on murder charges after her two-year-old daughter was found dead and her teenage daughter badly hurt in an Oregon resort hotel, officials said. Police in Cannon Beach, 80 miles (130 km) west of Portland, arrested 40-year-old Jessica Smith just off a logging road near the resort, police told a media conference. Aggravated murder is the highest ...

Ballots Due Tuesday for Washington Primary

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:42
Washington state voters this week will decide who advances to the general election in 10 congressional races and dozens of legislative races.

Traffic emphasis on interstates | Washington State Patrol

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:19
Motorists will notice an extra law enforcement presence when driving on two of the country’s most highly traveled interstates during a four-day enforcement campaign in early August.

Washington state voters weigh in on primary

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 01:54
Ten congressional races and dozens of legislative contests across Washington state will be decided by voters this week, though many of the races don't offer much competition.

Washington state voters weigh in on primary

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 01:48
Ten congressional races and dozens of legislative contests across Washington state will be decided by voters this week, though many of the races don't offer much competition.

Washington state voters weigh in on primary

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 01:31
Ten congressional races and dozens of legislative contests across Washington state will be decided by voters this week, though many of the races don't offer much competition.

Washington state voters weigh in on primary

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 00:28
Ten congressional races and dozens of legislative contests across Washington state will be decided by voters this week, though many of the races don't offer much competition.

Court Considering Impact of Hobby Lobby Decision on Washington Pharmacy Case

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:56
SEATTLE – A federal appeals court in California is considering the impact of the Hobby Lobby decision on a separate case involving religious pharmacists in Washington state. The same legal organizations that helped to defend the popular craft chain, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), are now fighting for the rights […]

State Dept.'s Kerry heading to Myanmar, Australia

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 02:06
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will be focusing on Southeast Asia and the Pacific next week. He'll be leaving Friday on a six-day trip to Myanmar, Australia, the Solomon Islands and Hawaii.

Fire mobilization for the Rising Eagle Road fire | Washington state fire news

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 13:38
State fire assistance has been mobilized under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters working to contain the Rising Eagle Road Fire.

U.S. struggles in Middle East, with fewer allies and less influence

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 08:23
By Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S failure to secure a firm ceasefire in the Gaza Strip despite two weeks of intense diplomacy reflects new regional dynamics in which the world's most powerful actor has diminished influence and fewer allies.     When Secretary of State John Kerry left Washington on July 21 on a mission to try to halt the latest Israeli-Palestinian war, more than ...

Trappers search for Washington state otter that attacked swimmers

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 04:37
Wildlife trappers in Washington state searched on Friday for a river otter blamed for a rare attack on humans that sent a boy and his grandmother to the hospital, wildlife experts said. The boy was swimming in the Pilchuck River in Snohomish County, about 36 miles (57 km) northeast of Seattle, when the otter repeatedly bit and scratched him, said Captain Alan Myers of the Washington Department ...

Grandmother writes cop thank-you note for speeding ticket

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 04:35
A Washington state grandmother has written a thank-you letter to a state trooper in Idaho for giving her a speeding ticket in an exchange that she said on Thursday was...

Grandmother writes cop thank-you note for speeding ticket

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 04:35
A Washington state grandmother has written a thank-you letter to a state trooper in Idaho for giving her a speeding ticket in an exchange that she said on Thursday was...

Washington ferries getting back on schedule

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 23:37
Washington State Ferries says that allows the Chelan to return to a route through the San Juan Islands, resuming service Saturday between Anacortes and Sidney, British Columbia.