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US: 1 American released from North Korea

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:49
WASHINGTON (AP) American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes...

New Report from Washington Roundtable and The Boston Consulting Group: $7 Billion Investment in Washington ...

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:30
The Washington Roundtable and The Boston Consulting Group today released research assessing the economic impact of the components of transportation proposals that received the broadest support from policymakers in Washington state during the past two legislative sessions.

State highlights: Calif. ballot measure updates; Va. prison health care budget shortfall

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:57
A selection of health policy stories from California, Arizona, Maine, South Dakota, Virginia, Maryland, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Texas, Washington state and Missouri.

Gun-Control Battle Swings to Washington State

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 22:54
The center of the national debate over firearm background checks has, for the moment, moved to Washington state.

Washington women’s soccer shuts out Oregon State

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:54
The Huskies win 3-0 for their fourth consecutive victory

Former Washington state man dies in Montana crash

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:52
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Authorities have identified a 36-year-old man who died in a one-vehicle crash in southwestern Montana over the weekend.

Islamic State oil output was $2 million/day before air strikes: IHS

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:46
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Islamic State militants were producing about $2 million worth of crude oil per day in Iraq and Syria before recent U.S.-led air strikes, possibly more than double the amount heard in U.S. congressional testimony last month, the research firm IHS said on Monday. The group of Sunni extremists controlled as much as 350,000 barrels per day of crude oil, but was able to produce ...

Stealth Gun Control Initiative Too Close to Call In Washington State

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 20:15
I-594 has been cleverly drafted to sound like it merely makes small changes to gun laws, not a flat-out ban or gun registration scheme. This is why it is so dangerous. People are less likely to oppose it; in fact, polls show that even a majority of gun owners - 54 percent of the 35 percent of Washington residents who own a gun - are in favor of it.

US drops arms, ammunition to Kurds battling IS in Kobane

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 15:48
Washington (AFP) - The American military airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurds fighting the Islamic State group in the flashpoint Syrian town of Kobane, in a move that could anger ally Turkey.

WSU's Halliday retains passing yards lead

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 15:18
Washington State probably won't even reach a bowl game this season.

Cougars defeat Ducks in double OT - Mon, 20 Oct 2014 PST

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 15:12
Mariah Powers’ first goal for the Washington State Cougars couldn’t have come at a better time. Powers, a junior, scored in the second overtime – at the 106:40 mark – to propel the Cougars (8-3-2, 3-2-1 Pac-12) to a 1-0 victory over the Oregon Ducks (6-6-2, 2-3-1) in Pacific-12 Conference women’s soccer action on Sunday in Pullman.

Rival gun measures on ballot in Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:37
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Two competing measures on the Washington state ballot this fall ask voters to take a stance on expanded background checks for gun sales. One is seeking universal checks for all sales and transfers, including private transactions. The other would prevent any such expansion.

Washington power plants lead in greenhouse gas pollution

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 14:31
Washington state's major industrial sources released about 6 million more metric tons of greenhouse gases in 2013, a 30 percent jump from the previous year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Power plants lead in greenhouse gas pollution

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 23:48
Washington state's major industrial sources released about 6 million more metric tons of greenhouse gases in 2013, a 30 percent jump from the previous year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Volleyball defeats Washington State, 3-1

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 15:28
No. 16 Arizona Volleyball downed Washington State on Friday night (25-19, 25-21, 23-25, 25-17) in front of 1,515 fans at McKale Center on Friday night.

Washington state puts pot sales, fines online for banks

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 10:12
Banking remains a thorny issue for legal marijuana businesses, but regulators in Washington state are trying to make it easier for financial institutions to track their pot-related customers.

Washington state puts pot sales, fines online for banks

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 10:03
Banking remains a thorny issue for legal marijuana businesses, but regulators in Washington state are trying to make it easier for financial institutions to track their pot-related customers.

Washington teacher told not to use disciplinary 'Wheel of Misfortune'

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 06:49
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state high school teacher has been warned not to have students spin a disciplinary "Wheel of Misfortune" to assign punishments for misbehavior that included being pelted with rubber balls by fellow students, school officials said. The Stevenson High School science teacher used the wheel to punish "low-level misconduct" instead of sending the students to lunch ...

Kobani key to US strategy against Islamic State

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 05:41
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dusty and remote, the Syrian city of Kobani has become an unlikely spoil in the war against Islamic State militants — and far more of a strategic prize than the United States wants to admit.

Cross-dressing Washington state teen boys barred from high school event

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 05:16
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Two male students have been barred from a Washington state high school's spirit event for dressing like women, sparking a cross-dressing protest that has seen more than a dozen students show up for class posing as the opposite sex, officials and local media said on Friday. The high school sophomores, Mason Mudge and Chandler Krueger, dressed as Miss America and pop star Nikki ...