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Poll: Which team will have the best season among the in-state programs?

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 05:09
In the words of Washington State senior G Tia Presley, "the exhibition was such a tease."

State Patrol reveals new breath test instrument

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 01:21
SEATTLE - The Washington State Patrol recently unveiled a new, next-generation breath test instrument to reduce the number of impaired drivers on the road.

State school board chief: New revenue essential to McCleary

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 01:11
The Washington State Board of Education doesn’t see a way to fully fund K-12 schools without finding new sources of state revenue, said its executive director, Ben Rarick.

State school board chief: New revenue essential to McCleary

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 01:01
The Washington State Board of Education doesn’t see a way to fully fund K-12 schools without finding new sources of state revenue, said its executive director, Ben Rarick.

911 tapes of Washington state school shooting rampage released

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 18:39
(Reuters) - Authorities on Wednesday released emergency-911 calls of the shooting rampage at a Washington state high school last month, providing details on the scene of carnage and confusion. Five teens, including 15-year-old shooter Jaylen Fryberg, were killed as a result of the Oct. 24 shooting inside a cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, an hour's drive north of Seattle. "I am in ...

Washington school shooting investigators release 911 calls

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 13:37
Investigators released dozens of 911 calls related to last month's deadly shooting at a Washington state high school, including one from a teacher who said she was standing next to the 15-year-old gunman.

Washington State’s Ernie Kent eager to coach again after hiatus

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 11:57
Kent, 59, was hired in the spring by Washington State after coaching Oregon from 1997 to 2010. He will implement his running game into a WSU program that labored near the bottom of the Pac-12 the last few seasons.

State gives $9.7 million toward housing project at Sand Point

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:48
The Washington State Department of Commerce has awarded $9.7 million to a national nonprofit to help convert a historic Sand Point Naval Air Station building into affordable-housing units.

Washington State QB Luke Falk took circuitous road to success

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 06:56
Luke Falk will always be referred to as a former walk-on. It's accurate, but deceiving, and after the redshirt freshman threw for 471 yards and five touchdowns in his debut as Washington State's starting quarterback, there are probably plenty of coaches around the country wondering how they missed on him. There was a time when it was hard for Falk to understand, too. Especially after the way the ...

Supreme Court weighs state tax authority

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 05:25
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday considered placing new limits on how states can assess income tax on money that residents earn across state lines.

Partner Voices: Washington State University is closer than you think

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 22:07
Sponsored Content: WSU North Puget Sound at Everett is helping students earn degrees and a WSU diploma - from home.

Shawn Vestal: WSU, UW med school tiff confounding - Wed, 12 Nov 2014 PST

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 16:18
Washington State University President Elson Floyd came out recently with some “clarifying” remarks about his university’s plan to go it alone on medical education. He emphasized the ways that WSU’s pursuit of state dollars to train doctors in Spokane would differ from the University of Washington’s pursuit of state dollars to train doctors in Spokane.

Washington marks 125th birthday with party - Wed, 12 Nov 2014 PST

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 16:17
OLYMPIA – Washington marked its quasquicentennial Tuesday with an eye to the future, swearing in a new group of children charged with sending a bit of today to coming generations. Quasquicentennials are 125-year anniversaries. They aren’t quite as big a deal as when a state hits an even hundred, but state officials made the most of this anniversary with a three-hour birthday party in the Capitol ...

State football primer: Bettendorf vs. Cedar Rapids Washington

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:00
No. 1 Bettendorf (12-0) vs. No. 3 C.R. Washington (12-0)

Redshirt freshman Falk shines at Washington State

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 07:34
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Washington State quarterback Luke Falk did a pretty fair Connor Halliday imitation in his first career start.

Falk collects Pac-12 honor - Tue, 11 Nov 2014 PST

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 02:26
College football: Washington State quarterback Luke Falk was so impressive in his first start that the Pac-12 media named him the conference’s Offensive Player of the Week, the Pac-12 announced on Monday. Falk led the Cougars (3-7, 2-5 Pac-12) to a 39-32 win at Oregon State (4-5, 1-5) on Saturday, completing 44 of 61 passes for 471 yards and five touchdowns without throwing an interception.

Women In Government Celebrates All Elected Women

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 01:35
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Women In Government (WIG) is excited to welcome new women state legislators to our ranks after last week's election. As a non-partisan organization, WIG's ...

125 years ago, Washington became nation’s 42nd state

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 12:56
In honor of Washington’s 125th anniversary of statehood, a state-history exhibit opens Tuesday in the Secretary of State’s Office in Olympia.

Washington State’s Luke Falk earns Pac-12 offensive player of the week

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 12:12
In his first start, Falk threw for five touchdown passes and 471 yards in a 39-32 victory over Oregon State.