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Washington State takes down Portland State 59-21

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 14:17
After Washington State lost its first two games of the season, Saturday's contest against Portland State of the FCS suddenly loomed very large.

Washington State beats Portland State 59-21

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 11:49
Connor Halliday, the nation's leading passer, threw for 544 yards and six touchdowns on Saturday as Washington State beat Portland State 59-21. Isiah Myers caught 11 passes for 227 yards and three touchdowns for Washington State (1-2), which had opened the season with losses to Rutgers and Nevada but proved too much for FCS Portland State. Kieran McDonagh led Portland State (1-2) with 269 ...

How to watch WSU vs. Portland State: Game time, TV schedule, live online streaming and more

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 19:00
You may be in Pullman, but if you are not, here is how you can follow Washington State's Pullman opener. Washington State will unveil a new-look Martin Stadium on Saturday when the Cougars host the Portland State Vikings. The game was quickly passed over as a guaranteed win during the offseason and while the Cougars remain a heavy favorite -- even if there aren't odds -- the 0-2 start may have ...

Islamic State's Twitter silence raises questions

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 08:03
By Alexei Oreskovic and Lesley Wroughton SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Islamic State's Twitter users, which have trumpeted the group's violent acts and world view on the social media service, have gone abruptly quiet in past days. The sudden silence also came days after reports about Islamic State-linked accounts threatening action against Twitter employees, though there was no evidence ...

State of Washington confirms WHL labour investigation, Oregon "monitoring" the situation

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 07:46
A TSN story published on Wednesday revealed that the labour department in U.S. Four of the WHL’s five American teams are in Washington: the Everett Silvertips, Spokane Chiefs, Tri-City Americans (who play in Kennewick) and Seattle Thunderbirds (who play in Kent).  Thursday, Chris Daniels of television station KING 5 in Seattle elaborated on the allegations:

WSU regents approve plan for new medical school

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 06:28
Washington State University's board of regents on Friday unanimously approved the administration's controversial effort to start a new medical school in Spokane, citing the "dire need" for more ...

Winless Washington State faces Portland State

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 01:25
Any chance that Washington State might overlook Portland State evaporated when the Cougars lost their first two games of the season. Saturday's game against the Vikings is critical for the Cougars, who are playing their final nonconference game before heading into a tough Pacific-12 schedule. Washington State (0-2) has lost to Rutgers and Nevada the past two weeks, games it was favored to win ...

Washington State football fans, don't panic yet

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 23:31
Things have been bad for the 0-2 Cougars this year. But are they as bad as the record suggests?

Washington State Enduring Record Wildfire Season

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 22:08
The wildfire season in Washington state has been one of the most destructive on record, charring 550 square miles of wilderness and destroying hundreds of homes and structures, the state Department... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Brigham Young tops list of WA's out-of-state college choices

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 20:15
Recently, we wrote about the large number of Washington state students who go out of state for a college education. Of all the western states, Washington loses the most college-bound students, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, a federally-run data clearinghouse.

AP-Washington News Coverage,ADVISORY

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:16
Washington state at 4:45 p.m. The Seattle bureau can be reached at (800) 552-7694 or (206) 682-1812. The photo supervisor is at (206) 682-4801 or (800) 552-7694. For questions on stories from Olympia, call (360) 753-7222. For questions on Spokane-area stories, call Correspondent Nicholas Geranios at (800) ...

Study says a medical school feasible in Spokane

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:57
Washington State University is well-positioned to develop an accredited medical school in the near future with a relatively modest investment from the state, according to a study commissioned by the university that was released Thursday.

Study says a medical school feasible in Spokane

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:40
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Washington State University is well-positioned to develop an accredited medical school in the near future with a relatively modest investment from the state, according to a study commissioned by the university that was released Thursday. The study found there is a "significant and growing ...

Washington's Supreme Court holds state in contempt over education

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:19
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - Washington state's Supreme Court on Thursday found the legislature in contempt for failing to uphold a court order to come up with a plan to boost its education budget by billions of dollars over the next five years. State lawmakers are not meeting a "paramount duty ... to make ample provisions for the education of all children residing within its ...

Washington State needs to use its running game if it wants to win games

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 02:46
Washington State's running backs have accounted for just 14 percent of the Cougars' offense in two games.

Washington Supreme Court holds state in contempt

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 02:14
SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court is holding the Legislature in contempt for its lack of progress on fixing the way the state pays for public education, but it is holding off on punishments until after the 2015 legislative session, according to an order issued Thursday.

Washington Supreme Court holds state in contempt

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 02:03
The Washington Supreme Court is holding the Legislature in contempt for its lack of progress on fixing the way the state pays...

Washington state enduring record wildfire season, official says

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 01:58
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - The wildfire season in Washington state has been one of the most destructive on record, charring 550 square miles of wilderness and destroying hundreds of homes and structures, the state Department of Natural Resources said on Thursday. The assessment came as Washington Governor Jay Inslee renewed a request for the federal government to offer assistance ...

State Supreme Court holds Washington in contempt over school funding

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 01:29
The Washington Supreme Court is holding the Legislature in contempt for its lack of progress on fixing the way the state pays for public education.

State Supreme Court says Washington legislature is in contempt on school funding - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 PST

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 01:11
SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court is holding the Legislature in contempt for its lack of progress on fixing the way the state pays for public education, but it ...