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Washington state stands alone on US education law

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:28
Education Secretary Arne Duncan's plan to give schools a break from student-testing mandates in the federal No Child Left Behind law appears to be working in 42 states and the District of Columbia.

Legalization of Recreational Marijuana: Profits Before Safety?

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 09:17
As recreational use of marijuana recently became legal in Washington state, many concerned parents and educators feel this decision is sending the wrong message to our youth and teens. While sales continue to be brisk in Colorado, one expert voices concern about the drug serving as a gateway for youth and teens searching for harder drugs.

US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 02:29
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said.

Sheriff: 300 homes burned in Washington wildfire

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 07:43
A sheriff in Washington state says a massive wildfire has burned 300 homes, double the number previously estimated.

Rep. Mike Hope quits Legislature: He’s registered to vote in Ohio

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 04:41
There is life in the Washington State Legislature, but there is no longer Hope. State Rep. Mike Hope, a Snohomish County Republican, has abruptly quit the Legislature’s lower chamber after it was revealed that he is registered to vote in Ohio as well as Washington. The retired Seattle police officer became a Lake County, Ohio, voter in August of 2013 under the Buckeye State’s motor voter law ...

Washington sheriff: 300 homes burned in massive wildfire, twice as many as previous estimate

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 04:39
A sheriff in Washington state says a massive wildfire has burned 300 homes, double the number previously estimated.

Washington state competed for Tesla factory

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 03:17
State officials say Washington competed to win a massive battery factory for Tesla Motors electric cars, but didn't make the list of finalists.

Washington state competed for Tesla factory

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 02:12
State officials say Washington competed to win a massive battery factory for Tesla Motors electric cars, but didn't make the list of finalists.

Washington State's Sprawling Wildfire Captured By Drone Cam

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:11
The sky is thick with smoke in central Washington, as the state's largest wildfire in recorded history leaves a charred trail of burned homes and blackened trees. The Carlton Complex Fire began as four separate fires that were triggered by lightning on July 14. As of today (July 24), the fire is spread over 390 square miles (1,010 square kilometers), or about one-third the size of Rhode Island ...

Crews gain ground on Washington state wildfire as residents assess damage

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 03:52
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - Crews battling the largest wildfire in Washington state's history had more than half the 10-day-old blaze contained on Thursday as displaced residents began assessing damage in a dozen fire-ravaged communities. The 250,000-acre Carlton Complex fire east of the Cascade Mountains was 52 percent contained after a strong rainstorm on Wednesday helped stop ...

Washington State QB Connor Halliday wants to limit interceptions to 'one or two' a game

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:47
Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday put up some amazing numbers last season, but he didn't always make the best decisions.

As Washington fires spread, threat of flash flooding rises

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:27
As if the Carlton Complex fire -- the biggest in Washington state history -- wasn’t bad enough already, meteorologists have heaped yet another plague on the suffering residents of north-central Washington: the possibility of flash flooding Wednesday.

As Washington State prepares to rev up, Leach remains laid back

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:18
Mike Leach doesn’t look like a man whose team is on the verge of breaking out. His demeanor more closely matches that of a college professor.

Washington's Worst Fires in History Take Nasty Turn

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:42
The worst wildfires in Washington state history are being complicated by intense thunderstorms that could make matters even worse.

Washington's Worst Fires in History Take Nasty Turn

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:20
The worst wildfires in Washington state history are being complicated by intense thunderstorms that could make matters even worse.

Obama declares Washington wildfire emergency, firefighters make progress (+video)

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:25
Washington wildfire: The cooler weather and moisture has helped firefighters in their efforts to combat the state's largest wildfire in history. With more rain in the forecast, crews worry that moisture could lead to flash floods after so much ground vegetation has been burned away.

As Washington fires spread, threat of flash flooding rises

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:10
As if the Carlton Complex fire -- the biggest in Washington state history -- wasn’t bad enough already, meteorologists have heaped yet another plague on the suffering residents of north-central Washington: the possibility of flash flooding Wednesday.

As Washington State prepares to rev up, Leach remains laid back

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 07:33
Mike Leach doesn’t look like a man whose team is on the verge of breaking out. His demeanor more closely matches that of a college professor.

As Washington State prepares to rev up, Leach remains laid back

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:57
Washington State Coach Mike Leach said he thinks it's reasonable to consider his team in contention to win the Pac-12 North.

Obama Declares Emergency As Huge Fires Burn In Washington State

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:57
Fire crews have been battling several major fires in central and eastern Washington, including one that has stretched over 250,000 acres.