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Washington State News Wire

Fitch Rates Washington's $765MM GO Bonds 'AA+'; Outlook Stable

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:05
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA+' rating to the following state of Washington general obligation bonds:

Everett bridge inspected, to reopen after truck hits it

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:03
UPDATE: 2:05  p.m.: Washington State Department of Transportation engineers have inspected the bridge and found no structural damage, and it's being reopened to traffic.

State-managed airports lend aid to central Washington firefighting efforts

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 02:34
Three state-managed airports dedicated resources and facilities in the effort to fight the wildfires that burned in central Washington this summer.

State-managed airports lend aid to central Washington firefighting efforts

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 02:34
Three state-managed airports dedicated resources and facilities in the effort to fight the wildfires that burned in central Washington this summer.

Utah football pre-game day roundup: All you need to know before kickoff

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 02:11
The Utes travel to No. 8/9 UCLA Saturday looking to rebound from their loss to Washington State last week.

Matchup: Cal at Washington State

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 01:47
How the Cal Golden Bears match up against the Washington State Cougars

Washington State to Vote on Dueling Gun Control Initiatives

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 00:17
The National Rifle Association -- the nation???s largest gun rights organization -- is sounding the alarm with voters in Washington state with a new online ad, warning that a ballot initiative there might seriously curtail gun rights.

Republican state senate candidate acknowledges claim of college degree was inaccurate

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 19:39
Washington State confirms Arundel's Quinn hasn't earned degree A Republican state Senate candidate from Annapolis has admitted he falsely claimed to hold a college degree, saying he hasn't yet graduated.

WSU, UW negotiating solution over control of medical program - Fri, 03 Oct 2014 PST

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 15:30
Democratic state Senate challenger Rich Cowan threw his support Thursday behind Washington State University’s bid to operate its own medical school without having to rely on the University of Washington. “We need a world-class medical school headquartered here in Spokane,” Cowan said. “A WSU medical school with its own mission that serves our community and the surrounding area.”

Neil Moloney, 87, former State Patrol chief, dies

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 10:26
Chief Moloney gained a reputation as an innovator during his law-enforcement career, notably by bringing public accountability to the Washington State Patrol.

Neil Moloney, 87, former State Patrol chief, dies

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 10:04
Chief Moloney gained a reputation as an innovator during his law-enforcement career, notably by bringing public accountability to the Washington State Patrol.

Washington State 4-H Fair announces winners at Washington State Fair

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:45
The results are in and the champions have been crowned for the Washington State 4-H Fair at the Washington State Fair, Sept. 5-21.

Washington Crews Try to Oust Persistent Beaver

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:46
Crews in Washington state say beaver has to go, as animal keeps rebuilding dams that pose risk

Teen arrested over string of Washington state arson fires

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:42
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A teenager who said he was unhappy with his family's recent move to Washington state was charged Wednesday with setting nearly two dozen fires in vacant homes and parched grassland outside Spokane over the past three weeks, fire officials said. The 16-year-old male suspect, who was not identified because of his age, was charged with multiple counts of arson in connection with ...

Republican state senate candidate acknowledges claim of college degree was inaccurate

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:32
Washington State confirms Arundel's Quinn hasn't earned degree A Republican state Senate candidate from Annapolis has admitted he falsely claimed to hold a college degree, saying he hasn't yet graduated.

Black Press buys Hawaii and Washington newspapers

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 08:48
The owner of Hawaii's largest newspaper bought two daily publications on Hawaii's Big Island and several newspapers in Washington state. Oahu Publications, which owns the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, said ...

Washington Raises Minimum Wage

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:47
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state's minimum wage will increase by 15 cents to $9.47 an hour starting on New Year's Day.

Washington minimum wage increases by 15 cents to $9.47 on New Year's Day

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:43
Washington state's minimum wage will increase by 15 cents to $9.47 an hour starting on New Year's Day.

Washington's minimum wage jumps to $9.47 per hour

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:07
Washington state's minimum wage will increase by 15 cents to $9.47 an hour starting on New Year's Day. While the state's current rate of $9.32 an hour is already the highest state minimum wage in the nation, ...