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911 outages reported across Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:11
CenturyLink technicians are scrambling to get 911 emergency phone service restored in Washington state after the service went out early Thursday morning.

Boise State's Baltazar Transfers to WSU

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:31
Running back Aaron Baltazar has signed a financial aid agreement to join the Washington State football program next fall, head coach Mike Leach announced Wednesday.Baltazar, 5-10, 215 lb, played at Boise State University last season as a freshman.

Washington Mudslide Death Toll Rises to 36, 32 Identified

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:29
Authorities in Washington state raised the death toll to 36 on Wednesday from the horrific mudslide that smothered a square mile of the town of Oso.The death toll from the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office was one higher than the total Tuesday.

Washington Mudslide Death Toll Rises to 36, 32 Identified

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:23
Authorities in Washington state raised the death toll to 36 on Wednesday from the horrific mudslide that smothered a square mile of the town of Oso.The death toll from the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office was one higher than the total Tuesday.

Washington State Sea Otters Infected With Human H1N1 Pandemic Virus

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 01:11
USGS Northern sea otters living off the coast of Washington state were infected with the same H1N1 flu virus that caused the world-wide pandemic in 2009, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. During an August 2011 health monitoring project, USGS and CDC scientists found evidence that the Washington sea otters were infected with the ...

Measles moves thru Seattle

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:57
Washington state health officials have issued a warning to anyone who may have been in the vicinity of a particular woman at the end of March: You may have been exposed to measles, a highly contagious and potentially fatal respiratory disease.

Washington State extends Daugherty's contract

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 09:52
After leading the Washington State women’s team to the poststeason for the first time in 23 years, coach June Daugherty has received a contract extension through the 2018-19 season.

Washington state landslide death toll rises to 34

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 06:17
The death toll from last month's landslide in rural Washington state has risen to 34 -- up one from the day earlier -- the Snohomish County medical examiner's office said Tuesday.

Death toll in Washington state mudslide rises to 34

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 02:01
The death toll in a mudslide that devastated a rural Washington state community last month rose to 34 on Tuesday as one more body was extricated from the rubble, the Snohomish County medical examiner said.

Death toll in Washington state mudslide rises to 34

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 01:56
The death toll in a mudslide that devastated a rural Washington state community last month rose to 34 on Tuesday as one more body was extricated from the rubble, the Snohomish County medical examiner said.

Washington State mud slide's death toll rises to 34

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 01:39
The death toll in the mudslide that devastated communities in rural parts of Washington state went up to 34 on Tuesday, as another body was discovered buried in the rubble. read more

Washington considering more party bus regulations

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 21:48
SEATTLE (AP) - Washington state is considering more regulations on party buses. The state Utilities and Transportation Commission released a report Monday that recommends prohibiting party bus companies from providing alcohol to passengers. KOMO reports (http://bit.ly/R0ivEy) the commission is preparing recommendations for the next session of the ...

Washington considering more party bus regulations

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 21:14
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state is considering more regulations on party buses. The state Utilities and Transportation Commission released a report Monday that recommends prohibiting party bus companies from providing alcohol to passengers. KOMO reports (http://bit.ly/R0ivEy) the commission is preparing recommendations for the next session of the Legislature. ___ Information from: KOMO-TV ...

Washington State University Sustains Prestigious Business and Accounting Accreditation

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 21:00
Washington State University’s business and accounting program accreditation has been extended for another five years for all degree levels by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.

WSU Extends Daugherty's Contract to 2019

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 08:31
by Washington State Univ. athleticsPULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington State Director of Athletics Bill Moos has extended head women’s basketball coach June Daugherty’s contract through the 2018-19 season, Moos announced Monday. Terms of the deal were not announced. “June, her staff and the entire team are to be commended for a truly fine season,” said WSU Director of Athletics Bill Moos. “Reaching the ...

April 12: Washington State Science Olympiad Visits EWU

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 03:46
Eastern Washington University will welcome 800 of the brightest middle and high school students in the state on Saturday, April 12, for the 2014 Washington State Science Olympiad. Forty teams, divided by class standing, will compete in 50 events – including Disease Detectives, Crime Busters, Robo-Cross and Helicopters. The challenging events are separated into different [...]

April 12: Washington State Science Olympiad Visits EWU

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 03:46
Eastern Washington University will welcome 800 of the brightest middle and high school students in the state on Saturday, April 12, for the 2014 Washington State Science Olympiad. Forty teams, divided by class standing, will compete in 50 events – including Disease Detectives, Crime Busters, Robo-Cross and Helicopters. The challenging events are separated into different [...]

Washington is safe from 'Bieber fever'

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 02:38
Washington state has the lowest percentage of Justin Bieber fans of any U.S. state or Canadian province, according to a new report from Estately . The report from the real estate site looked at Facebook user data to find the percentage of residents who listed the pop star as an interest. How little do state residents like the pop star? Less than 7 percent of people from the Evergreen State named ...

Washington state mudslide death toll rises to 33

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 02:31
The death toll from a massive mudslide that devastated a rural community in Washington state last month rose by three to 33 on Monday, with a dozen people still unaccounted for, county officials said.

Washington state mudslide death toll rises to 33

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 00:54
(Reuters) - The death toll from a massive mudslide that devastated a rural community in Washington state last month rose by three to 33 on Monday, with a dozen people still unaccounted for, county officials said. A rain-soaked hillside collapsed without warning on March 22, above the north fork of the Stillaguamish River, sending a torrent of mud over the river and across state Highway 530 ...