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WSU medical school in Spokane gets big boost in Legislature

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:09
Washington State University would be able to launch a medical school in Spokane under legislation passed Tuesday in Olympia by the Senate and House Higher Education Committees. State Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane: Wants medical school in Spokane. The legislation rescinds a restriction, imposed 98 years ago, that the University of Washington would have the only public medical school in the ...

Washington State's Lacy ready to change the world

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:40
Cougars senior plans on helping kids after basketball career is over.

Washington state bill would add prison time for drone crimes

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:18
If a drone aircraft is used for a crime, from running drugs to scoping a house for robbery, prosecutors would be able to seek an extra year in prison for the offenders under a bill now before Washington state lawmakers.

Two panels approve WSU med school bills - Tue, 10 Feb 2015 PST

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 03:05
OLYMPIA -- A bill that would allow Washington State University to start a medical school in Spokane passed a House committee on a 12-1 vote this morning. The companion bill passed the Senate committee in the afternoon.

Seahawks fans duped by Super Bowl ticket scams urged to file complaint

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 09:29
Washington state's top lawyer sought on Monday to bring some justice to any Seattle Seahawks fans who traveled all the way to Phoenix for the Super Bowl only to find they had spent hundreds or thousands of dollars on fake tickets. "Dealing with a heartbreaking Super Bowl loss is bad enough," Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said in a statement on Monday. The Seattle Seahawks fell ...

Washington sues truck operator whose oversized load caused 2013 I-5 bridge collapse

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 06:49
The Washington State Department of Transportation announced last week it has sued the carrier and driver involved in the May 2013 Interstate 5 bridge collapse that occurred in Washington state over the Skagit River.

Washington State Attorney General seeks victims of Super Bowl ticket broker fraud

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 06:01
Dealing with a heartbreaking Super Bowl loss is bad enough. But we’ve also heard reports of fans buying tickets from brokers, only to find out the brokers did not even have the tickets they purported to sell.

Washington State Attorney General seeks victims of Super Bowl ticket broker fraud

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 05:59
Dealing with a heartbreaking Super Bowl loss is bad enough. But we’ve also heard reports of fans buying tickets from brokers, only to find out the brokers did not even have the tickets they purported to sell. Not only were these fans unable to attend the game, but they were also out hundreds — if not thousands — of dollars for the cost of airfare and accommodations.

Mumps outbreak linked to Idaho university spreads to Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 03:14
An outbreak of mumps that started at an Idaho university and infected 21 people across the state has now spread to neighboring Washington state, health officials said on Monday. The spread of mumps, a highly contagious virus that leads to painful swelling of the salivary glands, comes as a wider measles outbreak has infected more than 100 people in California and over a dozen more in 19 other U ...

Washington State Health Care Authority Utilizes CNSI Technology to Integrate Provider Payments

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 22:10
State Becomes First to Migrate Social Services Payments to ProviderOne Medicaid Management Information System GAITHERSBURG, Md., – CNSI, in partnership with the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA), announced that as of January 15, 2015, the ProviderOne Phase-II 1099 Track has been implemented, making it...

Juno Therapeutics Establishes Manufacturing Presence in Washington State

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 21:00
SEATTLE -- Juno Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a lease agreement for a facility in Bothell, Washington to manufacture the company's cell therapy products. The facility, which ...

Oregon State take another comeback win over WSU - Mon, 09 Feb 2015 PST

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 16:21
PULLMAN – Twice No. 7 Oregon State has fallen behind by double digits against Washington State this season, and each time the Beavers have come back to win the game. ...

OSU women stage another comeback win against WSU - Sun, 08 Feb 2015 PST

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 13:50
Twice No. 7 Oregon State has fallen behind by double digits against Washington State this season, and each time the Beavers have come back to win the game.

Oregon dominates Washington State 95-72

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:22
Joseph Young just missed a triple double with 29 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists as Oregon spoiled the return of former coach Ernie Kent with a 95-72 victory over Washington State on Sunday. Dwayne Benjamin added 25 points for Oregon (17-7, 7-4 Pac-12), which raced to a 52-28 halftime lead on the way to its fifth win in its last six games. He started in place of leading rebounder Jordan ...

Cougars Drop Another Tight Contest to No. 7 Oregon State

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:16
Washington State nearly pulled off another top-10 upset Sunday but No. 7 Oregon State University held of a Cougar comeback to escape Beasley Coliseum with a 61-56 victory. The Cougars (13-10, 4-8 Pac-12) led by as much as 16 in the opening minutes and owned a one-point halftime lead but struggled to get shots to fall in the second, shooting 22 percent in the final 20 minutes.

Payton has 17 and Oregon State defeats Washington 64-50

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:41
Gary Payton II threw down an emphatic dunk in the second half to highlight Oregon State's win over Washington. His slam came as the Beavers overwhelmed the Huskies with a 43-point second half performance en route to a 64-50 win on Sunday. The victory gave the Beavers a 14-0 record at home to start the season, a new school record. Oregon State is 16-7 overall for its best record over 23 games ...

No. 7 Oregon State beats Washington State 61-56

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 08:51
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Twice No. 7 Oregon State has fallen behind by double digits against Washington State this season, and each time the Beavers have come back to win the game.

Attorney General files criminal charges against Sam Adams and Dana Sargent

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 13:07
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed criminal charges in King County Superior Court against the owners and operators of West Seattle Athletic Club for stealing wages and evading taxes.

State marijuana law hurts Idaho police recruitment

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 05:40
Idaho police say Washington State's decision to legalize marijuana is hurting its law enforcement recruitment efforts.

Washington's marijuana law hurts Idaho police recruitment

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 02:57
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - Idaho police say Washington state's decision to legalize marijuana is hurting its law enforcement recruitment efforts.KLEW TV reports that the Lewiston Police Department is having trouble finding people who have clean records when it comes to marijuana. Lewiston Police Sgt. Jeff Klone says anyone who has used marijuana in the past three years can't be certified in the ...