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State Senate votes to move up presidential primary

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 22:58
The Washington state Senate voted Tuesday night to approve a bill that would strengthen the state's 2016 presidential primary and move it from May to March.

5 things to know about Clinton's State Department emails

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 14:39
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a personal email account for State Department business has prompted questions about secrecy and the rules that govern the communications of senior government officials.

Washington House passes bill to require paid sick leave

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 13:13
The Washington state House has passed a bill requiring many of the state's employers to offer employees paid sick leave.

Washington House votes to raise hourly minimum wage to $12

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 09:26
The Washington state House voted along party lines Tuesday to raise the state's minimum wage — already the nation's highest — to $12 an hour over the next four years.

5 things to know about Clinton's State Department emails

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 08:26
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a personal email account for State Department business has prompted questions about secrecy and the rules that govern the communications of senior government officials.

Washington state spill covers 50 birds in used motor oil

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 08:17
In this aerial photo taken Monday, March 2, 2015, and provided by the Washington Dept. of Ecology, oil makes a slick on the Sulphur Creek near where it flows into the the Yakima River near Sunnyside, Wash. The Washington state Ecology Department said Tuesday, March 3, 2015, that about 50 birds have been covered in oil from the spill that leaked as much as 1,500 gallons of used motor oil into ...

Lawsuit seeks to stop agency from killing protected Washington state wolves

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 07:28
Conservation groups sued a branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday, accusing its agents of violating a federal environmental law when they killed a protected female breeding wolf in Washington state. Groups represented by the Western Law Environmental Center say the USDA's Wildlife Services agency indiscriminately shot, trapped and poisoned animals to benefit the agricultural ...

Washington House readies its version of pot-market overhaul

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 07:25
With the state Senate passing a bill to regulate medical marijuana, Washington's House of Representatives is preparing its own version of a pot-market overhaul, one that could cut prices at licensed recreational stores

Washington state spill covers 50 birds in used motor oil

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:03
In this aerial photo taken Monday, March 2, 2015, and provided by the Washington Dept. of Ecology, oil makes a slick on the Sulphur Creek near where it flows into the the Yakima River near Sunnyside, Wash. The Washington state Ecology Department said Tuesday, March 3, 2015, that about 50 birds have been covered in oil from the spill that leaked as much as 1,500 gallons of used motor oil into ...

Clinton used personal email account as Secretary of State

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:33
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton used a personal email account during her time as secretary of state, rather than a government-issued email address, potentially hampering efforts to archive official government documents required by law.

General: 8,500 Islamic State fighters killed in Iraq so far

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:14
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S.-led military coalition in Iraq has killed more than 8,500 Islamic State fighters since its bombing campaign began in August and has gained the upper hand, the top general overseeing the coalition said Tuesday.

Senate passes bill to ban pot vending machines, drive-throughs

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 23:38
The Washington state Senate has passed a bill to forbid selling marijuana through a drive-through window or in a vending machine. In a 47-0 vote Monday, Senators voted to add the new restriction to the state's legalized trade in recreational marijuana, which is restricted to sales in state-licensed stores. Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, said the bill would keep marijuana-laced edible ...

Driver taken to hospital after rollover on Highway 395

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 16:51
The Washington State Patrol says the driver of an SUV was taken to the hospital after rolling his vehicle late Monday night. The crash happened along US 395 south of Hatch Rd. in Spokane just before midnight.

Washington State Sets Strange Quadruple Ball Screen Against UCLA (VIDEO)

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:47
During Washington State's Pac-12 matchup vs. UCLA on Sunday, Cougars head coach Ernie Kent called for an unorthodox four-man ball screen to spring guard Ike Iroegbu. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_GB/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs ...

State Senate passes bill to ban marijuana vending machines

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:43
The Washington state Senate has passed a bill to forbid selling marijuana through a drive-through window or in a vending machine.

State Senate passes bill to ban marijuana vending machines

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:43
The Washington state Senate has passed a bill to forbid selling marijuana through a drive-through window or in a vending machine.

Senate passes bill to ban marijuana vending machines and drive-throughs

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:24
The Washington state Senate has passed a bill to forbid selling marijuana through a drive-through window or in a vending machine. In a 47-0 vote Monday, Senators voted to add the new restriction to the state's legalized trade in recreational marijuana, which is restricted to sales in state-licensed stores. Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, said the bill would keep marijuana-laced edible ...

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