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State Dept unclassified computer network back online

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 01:17
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says portions of its unclassified computer network that it shut down last week are back online. That follows the completion of security upgrades in response to attempted hacking attacks.

SPEEA: While Securing $8.7 Billion in Tax Breaks, Boeing Worked 16 Efforts Sending Jobs out of State

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 00:16
As The Boeing Company pressed and secured from Washington state lawmakers the largest corporate tax break in U.S. history in November 2013, corporate leaders had 16 different effor

Westhaven State Park closed for paving March 23-April 17

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 23:58
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced that Westhaven State Park near Westport will be closed from March 23 through April 17, while crews pave the gravel parking area. Vehicles and pedestrians will not be able to access the beach from the park.

Washington health department asks dog owners for help

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 22:56
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - The Washington state Department of Health is asking dog owners for their help in tracking ticks. The Columbian newspaper in Vancouver reports (http://is.gd/M1siCF ) health officials want pet owners to go online and fill out a brief, anonymous survey about any ticks they find on their ...

Boeing is top winner of state, local tax breaks

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 21:27
The Boeing subsidies, totaling $13 billion, come primarily from just two states, Washington and South Carolina, according to decades of data compiled by nonprofit watchdog group Good Jobs First.

Fast Enterprises Awarded Two Software Projects for State Motor Vehicle Agencies

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 18:00
Government software and consulting-services provider Fast Enterprises, LLC has been awarded two contracts to provide modernized software systems for North Dakota and Washington state motor vehicle agencies.

Boeing is top winner of state, local tax breaks

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 17:54
Boeing is the biggest winner of state and local tax incentives, receiving more than $13 billion of them, according to a nonprofit watchdog group that tracks the subsidies. Click to Continue »

Eastern Washington Draws Washington State In WNIT Opener

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 10:56
The Eastern Washington University women's basketball team has accepted a bid to the WNIT and will play Pac-12 member Washington State this Wednesday, Mar. 18.

WSU Selected To Second Straight WNIT

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 09:56
Washington State women's basketball earned its second straight postseason berth Monday, selected to the Postseason WNIT for the second consecutive season.

AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 07:56
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) 824-4928 or (509) ...

Gov. Inslee, Bellevue Nissan Open New EV Fast-Charging Depot

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 06:30
Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee today officially opened a first-of-its-kind EV fast-charging depot at the new Bellevue Nissan outside Seattle. The fast-charging depot features six

Washington judge hears testimony over long jail holds for mentally ill

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 04:42
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A federal judge who ruled last year that Washington state had violated the U.S. Constitution by holding criminal defendants in jail for extended periods while awaiting mental competency evaluations began hearing testimony on Monday about how to remedy the system. Washington state law requires mental competency evaluations be performed within seven days ...

Washington State Bank announces new leadership

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 02:20
Washington State Bank board of directors is pleased to announce that Steven A. Bohn has been named president and CEO of the bank, following the retirement of Keith Lazar. Lazar served in that capacity for 25 years. Bohn has held the office of executive vice president since 2008 and has been at Washington State Bank since 1991. He graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in agricultural ...

Washington Supreme Court to hear cases at Heritage University

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 01:57
Washington state Supreme Court travels to Toppenish to hear three cases at Heritage University.

Record flu season slowing down, but threat is not gone

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 00:29
SHORELINE — The Washington State Health Department says this year’s flu season was the deadliest on record. One-hundred twenty six people died this year as result of influenza. The flu is most dangerous for the elderly and people with pre-existing conditions, but everyone is at risk. The peak of the season is in January but people can […]

Washington State Court Issues Order Requiring Acucela to Hold Special Shareholders Meeting

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 10:37
Acucela Inc. , a clinical-stage biotechnology company that specializes in discovering and developing novel drug candidates to potentially treat and slow the progression of sight-threatening ophthalmic diseases, today announced that on March 13, 2015 , the Washington state superior court presiding over a previously-disclosed lawsuit filed by SBI Holdings, Inc.

Tough new exams in state test students’ math, reading skills

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 16:24
State students are starting to take a new set of online exams based on the national Common Core learning standards in reading and math.

Tough new exams in state test students’ math, reading skills

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 14:55
State students are starting to take a new set of online exams based on the national Common Core learning standards in reading and math.

Washington state rain no cure for drought, due to bleak snowpack

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 22:25
Californians take note: It is possible to have rain — lots of it — and still be plagued by drought.

Washington state rain no cure for drought, due to bleak snowpack

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 22:16
Californians take note: It is possible to have rain — lots of it — and still be plagued by drought.