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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 ...

Bypassing ban on Sherman Alexie book: Buying it for Idaho students

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 11:01
Two young Washington state women are launching an effort to get copies of Sherman Alexie’s young adult novel, “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian,” into the hands of teenagers in an Idaho school district that banned the book from its high school curriculum. They are partnering with a teacher at Centennial High School in Meridian, Idaho; the school librarian; and a student who spoke ...

State Patrol: SR-530 mudslide area not for tourists

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 10:55
Three weeks after the deadly Oso mudslide, the Washington State Patrol wants drivers to know the slide area is "not a tourist attraction."

Twenty four killed in US mudslide

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 08:44
Washington state authorities believe 22 people are still missing in the mudslide that has killed at least 24

Washington students gear-up for State Science Olympiad

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 07:58
SPOKANE, Wash. – Middle and High school students from across Washington state geared up for the State Science Olympiad competition. More than 800 students will compete at Eastern Washington University on April 12th and 13th. Students said they have been preparing for months for the competition. "I like to build things and be able for them to work,” said Issac Chan, a 7th grader on the Libby ...

Probable death toll rises to 24 in Washington state mudslide

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 05:06
Rescue workers searched through mucky rubble on Tuesday with hopes dwindling of finding any more survivors from among scores of people still missing from a devastating weekend mudslide in Washington state that killed at least 14.        

Report: State agencies sold PCs with personal info

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 03:20
Agencies in Washington state were reportedly set to sell computers loaded with personal data ranging from Social Security numbers to a psychiatric evaluation.

Ecology finds agriculture, pollution cause bad air in Yakima

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 01:45
The Washington State Department of Ecology sponsored a study of high nitrate levels in the Yakima area's atmosphere. Researchers concluded that ammonia from agricultural activity mixes with pollution from cars to raise nitrate levels.

Washington State Finally Allowed To Use FBI Database For Marijuana Background Checks

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 21:11
Washington State Finally Allowed To Use FBI Database For Marijuana Background Checks Washington State Finally Allowed To Use FBI Database For Marijuana Background Checks Legal Has Been Optimized The U.S. Justice Department has agreed to give Washington state access to an FBI database so it can run background checks on people who apply to open legal marijuana businesses. Colorado has the same ...

Washington State Finally Allowed To Use FBI Database For Marijuana Background Checks

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 21:11
Washington State Finally Allowed To Use FBI Database For Marijuana Background Checks Washington State Finally Allowed To Use FBI Database For Marijuana Background Checks Legal Has Been Optimized The U.S. Justice Department has agreed to give Washington state access to an FBI database so it can run background checks on people who apply to open legal marijuana businesses. Colorado has the same ...

Washington State Finally Allowed To Use FBI Database For Marijuana Background Checks

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 21:11
Washington State Finally Allowed To Use FBI Database For Marijuana Background Checks Washington State Finally Allowed To Use FBI Database For Marijuana Background Checks Legal Has Been Optimized The U.S. Justice Department has agreed to give Washington state access to an FBI database so it can run background checks on people who apply to open legal marijuana businesses. Colorado has the same ...

Feds OK pot background checks by Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 18:53
After a year of requests, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday it is giving Washington state access to an FBI database so it can conduct nationwide background checks on people who apply to run legal ...

Feds OK pot background checks by Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 18:53
After a year of requests, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday it is giving Washington state access to an FBI database so it can conduct nationwide background checks on people who apply to run legal ...