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Idaho confirms avian flu cases as Washington imposes new quarantine

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 21:00
Idaho officials said avian flu was confirmed in backyard chickens in the southwest of the state on Wednesday as Washington state quarantined poultry and eggs in areas where the virus was detected in chickens, geese and ducks.

Taylor, Wright pace No. 12 Utah in win over Washington State

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 13:55
Taylor, Wright pace No. 12 Utah in win over Washington State.

No. 12 Utah bounces back with blowout of Washington State

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 13:26
Brandon Taylor had 18 points and seven assists, and Delon Wright added 17 points and eight assists to help No. 12 Utah beat Washington State 86-64 on Wednesday night.

Washington state attorney general seeks to raise smoking age to 21

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:20
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - Washington state could become the only U.S. state to raise its legal age for smoking tobacco to 21 from 18 under a measure proposed on Wednesday by its top law enforcement official. The legislation, if enacted, would also put the legal age for purchasing and possessing tobacco and nicotine-vapor products on an equal footing with the state's minimum drinking ...

Washington State’s Legal-Cannabis Plaza Battles Continue: Part 2

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:17
Washington state’s legal cannabis landscape is now dotted with cities that have banned or placed moratoriums, via zoning laws, on marijuana businesses that were authorized under a statewide referendum approved by voters in November 2012.

State attorney general wants to raise smoking age to 21

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:10
OLYMPIA — Washington would become the first state in the country to ban tobacco for everyone under age 21 under a plan announced Wednesday by Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

Washington state AG seeks to raise smoking age to 21

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 07:34
© REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn A woman disposes a cigarette in Los Angeles, California, May 31, 2012. Californians will vote next week on Proposition 29, which would increase the tax on a pack of cigarettes by $1.00.

Spokane legislators introduce bill to set up medical school

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 07:03
Two lawmakers introduced bills Wednesday to help pave the way for a new Washington State University medical school in Spokane.

State Attorney General Ferguson proposes raising smoking age from 18 to 21

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 06:35
Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Wednesday announced a bill that would make the state the first to raise the legal age for purchasing and possessing tobacco and vapor products to 21.

Idaho confirms avian flu cases as Washington imposes new quarantine

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 06:01
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Idaho officials said avian flu was confirmed in backyard chickens in the southwest of the state on Wednesday as Washington state quarantined poultry and eggs in areas where the virus was detected in chickens, geese and ducks. The highly pathogenic H5N2 strain of avian flu was first found in Pacific Northwest states in December, when U.S. officials ...

Spokane legislators introduce bill to set up medical school

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 05:36
Two Spokane legislators introduced bills Wednesday that would help pave the way for a new Washington State University medical school in Spokane.

Spokane legislators introduce bill to set up medical school

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 05:12
Two lawmakers introduced bills Wednesday to help pave the way for a new Washington State University medical school in Spokane.

Washington GOP Defends Herrera Beutler

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 04:03
The Washington State Republican Party is defending GOP Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler after threats of a censure vote from Clark County Republicans.

Washington state attorney general seeks to raise smoking age to 21

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 02:56
Washington state’s top lawyer was set to unveil legislation on Wednesday seeking to raise the legal smoking age to 21 from 18 in a move that could make the state the first in the nation with such a threshold, his office said. Attorney General Bob Ferguson will announce the bill later on Wednesday in Olympia, the state capital, his office said. “The drive behind this is the health and well-being ...

Washington St women's team loses leading rebounder to injury

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 01:39
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Washington State center Shalie Dheensaw will miss the rest of the season after suffering a right knee injury last Friday at Oregon State.

New outbreak of avian flu found in Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 20:30
A third outbreak of avian flu has been detected in Washington state, prompting agriculture officials on Tuesday to warn bird owners to keep their flocks away from migratory birds that have spread viruses from Oregon to British Columbia.

How the Atomic Age Left Us a Half-Century of Radioactive Waste

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 20:03
Dealing with nuclear waste at a plant in Washington State has proved an intractable problem. Why?

Obama boosts innovation economy, the underpinnings of this Washington

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 13:26
President Barack Obama: Some hope for bipartisan cooperation in the “other” Washington for boosting America’s innovation economy. President Obama delivered a nationwide State of the Union blueprint Tuesday night for what Washington state has mapped out as its path to 21st century prosperity, an emphasis on technological development coupled with a work force that can meet its challenges. With ...

Washington lawmakers debate undercover farm video bill

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:42
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state became the latest battleground in the fight over whether to outlaw the unauthorized recording of farm practices after a bill drew wide-ranging criticism …