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Washington State News Wire

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, ...

Jailbreak in Washington state goes unnoticed for two days

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:53
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state man jailed on robbery charges managed to slip away from a detention facility last week in an escape that went unnoticed for two days until his lawyer arrived for a visit, officials said on Tuesday. Rhyan Vasquez, 19, walked out of an employee entrance of a jail in Marysville, north of Seattle, last Wednesday as he was awaiting transfer to a county facility ...

Washington's minimum wage to jump to $9.47 per hour

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:51
Washington state's minimum wage will increase by 15 cents to $9.47 an hour starting on New Year's Day.

Boeing plans 2,000 job cuts in defense work

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:45
In the latest drain of high-paying Boeing jobs out of Washington state, the jet maker’s defense division said Monday it will shift about 2,000 jobs, mostly in engineering, out of the region by 2017.

Washington State lands commitment from in-state center

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:30
Ernie Kent lands his third commitment in the Class of 2015.

Arsonist Suspected of Setting 23 Fires in Washington State

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:10
Fire officials in Washington state suspect an arsonist is responsible for a igniting 23 fires in the past few weeks, including one that burned through eight acres and put Spokane County residents on edge.

Boeing to shift most defense work out of Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:04
By Andrea Shalal and Alwyn Scott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co on Monday said it would move the majority of its defense services and support work out of Washington state to other U.S. cities, affecting the jobs of about 2,000 of its 5,200 defense employees in the Puget Sound region. The changes, first reported by Reuters earlier Monday, are part of ongoing efforts by Boeing to streamline its ...

Washington State coach Mike Leach predicts the extinction of humankind

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:37
Washington State coach Mike Leach went on a rant where he asserted that technology is destroying human relationships.

Washington state fire crew rescues baby hamsters; photo goes viral

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:01
A Washington state firefighter treating a baby hamster with a tiny oxygen mask is the latest social media image to capture the attention of people around the world.

Boeing to shift some defense work out of Washington state: sources

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:51
By Andrea Shalal and Alwyn Scott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co on Monday said it would move the majority of its defense services and support work out of Washington state to other U.S. cities, affecting the jobs of about 2,000 of its 5,200 defense employees in the Puget Sound region. The changes, first reported by Reuters earlier Monday, are part of ongoing efforts by Boeing to streamline its ...

Boeing to shift some defense work out of Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:27
WASHINGTON: Boeing Co plans to announce further streamlining of its defense business on Tuesday, moving significant portions of its defense operations out of Washington state, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. The consolidation would focus on defense support services and would not affect Boeing’s P-8A spy plane or KC-46 aerial refueling tanker programs, the sources said ...