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Clippers owner, wife give $250K to gun initiative

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 03:07
Former Microsoft CEO and new Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer and his wife, Connie, have donated another $250,000 to a campaign seeking to expand background checks on gun sales in Washington state. ...

Affinor Growers Partners With Herbal Analytics for Cannabis Quality Control in Washington State

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:07
Affinor Growers has signed an agreement with Herbal Analytics, a Washington State testing laboratory, to provide quality control for cannabis products . Herbal Analytics has the staff, instrumentation, ...

Affinor Growers Partners With Herbal Analytics for Cannabis Quality Control in Washington State

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 23:56
Affinor Growers has signed an agreement with Herbal Analytics, a Washington State testing laboratory, to provide quality control for cannabis products . Herbal Analytics has the...

Not Enough Weed To Go Around In Washington Pot Industry

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 21:51
It’s been two months since retail marijuana stores opened in Washington state. Already, the state said sales have exceeded $10 million. But the supply of pot has also been tight, meaning some retail stores in the state can’t be open as often as they’d like.

Va. lawmaker stabbed by so calls for national mental health system reform

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 17:41
Elsewhere, the Washington state Supreme Court will allow psychiatric hospitals more time to find beds for patients with mental illnesses, and Connecticut plans to overhaul children's mental health care.

What do I do with my front license plate when there’s no place to put it?

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 14:32
Don’t put your front license plate on the dash. (seattlepi.com file photo) Q: I’m relatively new to Washington State. I know Washington DOL requires both a front and rear license plate on vehicles. However, my vehicle was purchased when I lived out of state and it doesn’t have any place on the front to mount a license plate. Am I still required to figure out a way to do so? Should I put the ...

Obama to broaden US effort to combat militants

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:07
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will go on the offensive against the Islamic State group with a broader counterterror mission than he previously has been willing to embrace, U.S. officials said Monday. The new plan, however, still won't commit U.S. troops to a ground war against the brutal insurgency and will rely heavily for now on allies to pitch in for what could be an extended ...

Obama to broaden US effort to combat militants

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:44
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will go on the offensive against the Islamic State group with a broader counterterror mission than he previously has been willing to embrace, U.S. officials said Monday. The new plan, however, still won't commit U.S. troops to a ground war against the brutal insurgency and will rely heavily for now on allies to pitch in for what could be an extended ...

The Washington State STEM Education Foundation Gets $200,000 to Spread the Success

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:23
Washington STEM granted the Washington State STEM Education Foundation $200,000 to launch a new Mid-Columbia branch in the Tri-Cities.  

Newborn killer whale spotted in Washington waters

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:35
SEATTLE (AP) — Whale researchers are celebrating the newest member of a population of endangered killer whales that frequent Puget Sound in Washington state.

US fears Islamic State group attack on Jordan

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 05:53
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is stepping up its intelligence cooperation with Jordan, one of its most stalwart Middle East allies, concerned that the Arab country could be vulnerable to the Islamic State militant group.

“Make it in Washington” Initiative Introduced to Strengthen State Manufacturing Sector

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 04:37
Small and midsized manufacturers in qualified Washington counties will have access to a new blend of support to strengthen their businesses—ranging from strategic business consulti

Washington state hiker missing since last week emerges safe from woods

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 02:49
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A 64-year-old hiker missing for four days in Olympic National Park walked out of the woods in Washington state on his own on Monday and appeared to be in good condition, park officials said. Kelly Hall was supposed to have completed a 39-mile (63-km) hike in the park and meet up with his family on Thursday. He failed to appear, and search teams combed the Pacific Northwest ...

Kerry heads to Mideast for talks on Islamic State

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 02:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Saudi Arabia and Jordan this week to meet with Mideast leaders about confronting threats from the Islamic State militant group.

MW roundup: Wolf Pack slip by Washington State to improve to 2-0

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 22:19
Don Jackson ran for two touchdowns and Cody Fajardo added 210 yards of total offense to help the Wolf Pack off to a 2-0 start after a 21-13 upset of Washington State. Here's how the rest of the Mountain West did.

State government’s workforce sees small increase

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 07:26
For the second year in a row since the Great Depression, Washington state government’s workforce has grown, but only by a small amount.

State government’s workforce sees small increase

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 07:18
For the second year in a row since the Great Depression, Washington state government’s workforce has grown, but only by a small amount.

State's workforce sees small increase

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 06:54
For the second year in a row since the Great Depression, Washington state government's workforce has grown, but only by a small amount.

Obama to set out plan to go on offensive against Islamic State

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 03:38
By Roberta Rampton and Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will deliver a speech to Americans and consult with lawmakers this week to sell his plan to go on the offensive against Islamic State militants, but is trying to head off public concern about another big military escapade. Obama said that in his remarks on Wednesday he would "describe what our game plan's going to ...

Strategy against Islamic State in hand, Obama now must make it work

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 06:01
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It took President Barack Obama and his top aides a week to explain that he does in fact have a strategy for confronting the Islamic State militancy. Obama has embarked on building what is basically the third major U.S.-backed international coalition of the past 23 years to take on a challenge emanating from Iraq. The other two were constructed by former ...