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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.

Intellicheck Mobilisa Wins $333K Contract To Provide ID Card Readers to Washington State Ferries

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 19:30
Intellicheck Mobilisa, Inc. , a global leader in identity solutions and wireless security systems, has been awarded a $333K contract to provide 33 IM2610 TWIC Plus po

EWU Football Begins 2014 Season

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 12:09
=The Eastern Washington University football team kicked off its 2014 Fall practice schedule on Thursday, July 31, with the program's earliest start coming only in only a few weeks on Aug. 23 when Sam Houston State comes to town for the first NCAA game of the season.

Washington attorney general to fight legal grounds for city pot bans - Thu, 31 Jul 2014 PST

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 07:31
OLYMPIA – The state wants to join a couple of legal battles between some potential pot businesses and cities that won’t let them open inside their boundaries.

Speeding grandma thanks Idaho trooper for ticket

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 05:53
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - 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 a highlight of her recent holiday there. Tana Baumler, 59, of Bothell, Washington, was driving her two grandchildren to Yellowstone National Park on July 6 when State Trooper Mike ...

Washington state man sentenced to 10 years for torching gay club

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 05:10
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state man was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Thursday for setting fire to a popular Seattle gay nightclub packed with New Year's Eve revelers. No one was badly hurt in the Dec. 31, 2013, attack on Neighbors, a decades-old establishment filled with 750 people when Musab Mohammed Masmari, 30, doused a carpeted stairway with gasoline and ...

Washington holds steady with percentage of homes in some state of foreclosure

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 04:37
Washington state’s foreclosure inventory – the number of homes in some state of foreclosure – was at 1.6 percent in June, according to data released Thursday. That’s about the same as it was in May, and tracks closely with the national number of 1.7 percent.