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AP-Washington News Coverage,ADVISORY

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:52
Washington state at 1:30 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) ...

State Senate Majority leader bows out of election

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 03:35
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Washington state Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom told his caucus Monday that he was dropping his re-election bid. Tom, a Democrat from Medina, leads the predominantly Republican Majority Coalition Caucus.  In an email to colleagues, Tom cited health issues tied to kidney stones he suffered during the end of the legislative session as part of his decision to not run again. He ...

State Senate Majority leader bows out of election

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 03:24
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Washington state Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom told his caucus Monday that he was dropping his re-election bid. Tom, a Democrat from Medina, leads the predominantly Republican Majority Coalition Caucus.  In an email to colleagues, Tom cited health issues tied to kidney stones he suffered during the end of the legislative session as part of his decision to not run again. He ...

Washington state man gets 21 years for sexually assaulting boy, 9

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 00:20
A registered sex offender from the state of Washington was sentenced today to 21 years to life in prison for luring a 9-year-old boy who was walking his puppy into an East Side home and then sodomizing him.

Washington State Fair Building Gutted By Fire

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:23
PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) - A building on the grounds of the Washington State Fair in Puyallup (pew-AL'-up) was gutted by fire early Monday, just hours after the spring fair concluded Sunday night. The fair says no one was injured as Evergreen Hall burned and it appears that all the animals in a petting farm - birds, llamas, sheep and goats - were rescued.

Washington State Fair building destroyed by fire

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 21:01
One of the oldest buildings on the grounds of the Washington State Fair was destroyed by fire early Monday, just hours after the spring fair concluded Sunday night, spokeswoman Karen LaFlamme said.

Washington State Fair building destroyed by fire

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 20:59
One of the oldest buildings on the grounds of the Washington State Fair was destroyed by fire early Monday, just hours after the spring fair concluded Sunday night, spokeswoman Karen LaFlamme said.

Washington State Fair building gutted by fire

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 20:46
PUYALLUP  (AP) — A building on the grounds of the Washington State Fair in Puyallup was gutted by fire early Monday, just hours after the spring fair concluded Sunday night.

WSU considers medical school for its Spokane campus

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:23
Washington State University has begun exploring the feasibility of opening a medical school on its Spokane campus.

Cougs Watch Oregon State Take Series

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 08:01
Michael Conforto drove in three runs and No. 5 Oregon State defeated Washington State 8-1, Sunday in the rubber game of a Pac-12 baseball series.

OSU baseball: Fry, Conforto power Beavers to series win over Cougars

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 06:36
PULLMAN, Wash. — Jace Fry held Washington State to three hits and a run over eight innings and Michael Conforto drove in three runs on the strength of three hits as No. 6 Oregon State picked u…

AP-Washington News Coverage,ADVISORY

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 05:51
Washington state at 2 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) ...

Washington State University considers med school in Spokane

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:29
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Washington State University Considers Medical School

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 01:23
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Projecting a looming shortage of doctors in the state, Washington State University is exploring the creation of its own medical school.The Pullman-based university has commissioned a feasibility study, due at the end of June, on whether a medical school in Spokane would succeed.

Washington State University considers med school

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 00:25
Medical officials predict an aging population and expanded health coverage under the Affordable Care Act will contribute to doctor shortages across the nation. In response to the projected need, Washington State University has begun exploring the feasibility of opening a medical school on its Spokane campus.

Washington State University considers med school

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 00:22
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Medical officials predict an aging population and expanded health coverage under the Affordable Care Act will contribute to doctor shortages across the nation. In response to the projected need, Washington State University has begun exploring the feasibility of opening a medical school on its Spokane ...

Washington state man to lead Sitka tribe

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 17:13
A Washington state man is the new general manager for the Sitka Tribe of Alaska.

Mount Rainier on cover of new state travel guide

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 15:33
The 2014 edition of the “Washington State Visitors’ Guide” is available online and at newstands. This year’s guide features three covers — Mount Rainier, downtown Seattle and the rolling hills of the Palouse.

Washington State Patrol Reminds Public That Oso Is Not A Tourist Attraction

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 00:23
Three weeks after the deadly Oso mudslide, the Washington State Patrol wants drivers to know the slide area is "not a tourist attraction."

CenturyLink: Washington 911 outage due to vendor

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 12:01
SEATTLE (AP) — A seven-hour outage in Washington state 911 service that left dispatchers deeply troubled was caused by a technical error by a third-party vendor, CenturyLink said Friday. The unspecified vendor worked with CenturyLink to resolve the issue "as quickly as possible," the company said in a statement, adding the outage was "not related to CenturyLink's network." The failure was ...