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Driver in Washington flees, arrested later near Portland State University

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 09:07
A hit-and-run driver suspect fled from Washington State Patrol last night on Interstate 5 southbound. The suspect was later apprehended with assistance from Portland Police near Portland State University.

State estimates labor contracts will cost $583 million

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 06:46
State officials estimate the cost of implementing labor contracts for Washington state employees and home care aides will add up to $583 million or more.

Washington Man Killed by Bus at Idaho Corn Maze

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 00:50
HAUSER, Idaho — A bus carrying paintball players struck and killed a Washington state man inside a zombie attraction at a corn maze in northern Idaho, authorities said Saturday. Jeremy T. McSpadden Jr., 18, of Spokane Valley, Washington, was a role player in the “Zombie Slayer Paintball Bus” attraction at the Incredible Corn Maze in…

2014 Washington State Book Award winners announced

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 16:47
Daniel James Brown, David Laskin, Nicola Griffith and Ed Skoog are among the writers honored.

Washington overwhelms mistake-prone Cal, 31-7

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 09:43
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Cyler Miles threw for 273 yards and three touchdowns, Shaq Thompson returned a fumble 100 yards for a score and Washington overwhelmed California 31-7 on Saturday.

Washington man killed by bus at Idaho corn maze

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 03:59
HAUSER, Idaho (AP) — A bus carrying paintball players struck and killed a Washington state man inside a zombie attraction at a corn maze in northern Idaho, authorities said Saturday.

State Patrol voids tickets issued while speeding cops flew past

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 02:52
The Washington State Patrol is tossing out all the speeding tickets issued to drivers on the same highway where police officers allegedly got away with speeding.

State Patrol voids tickets issued while speeding cops flew past

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 00:22
The Washington State Patrol is tossing out all the speeding tickets issued to drivers on the same highway where police officers allegedly got away with speeding.

2014 Washington State Book Award winners announced

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 15:11
Daniel James Brown, David Laskin, Nicola Griffith and Ed Skoog are among the writers honored.

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Washington State News Wire - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 15:07
Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan throws against Washington State during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Stanford, Calif.

Washington State vs. Stanford: Score and Twitter Reaction

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 13:15
Much of the talk entering Friday night's Pac-12 showdown between Washington State at Stanford centered around Cougars quarterback Connor Halliday after his record-setting performance the week prior. Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan decided to steal the show. The No. 25 Cardinal outlasted Washington State at home Friday, 34-17 in a game that Stanford controlled from the opening drive. Hogan led ...

Washington State-Stanford: Five things to watch

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 03:28
Here are five things to watch for in Friday night's Washington State-Stanford matchup: Are the Cougars ready for Stanford's pass rush? Last year, they weren't, especially during the four-minute stretch of hell that Stanford imposed early in the third quarter. The score was a reasonable 17-3 when the flurry started. In the blink of an eye, Stanford hurt two quarterbacks, returned two ...

A look at the state's current background check law on guns

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 01:00
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Voters in Washington state will soon weigh in on two competing measures dealing with background checks on gun sales. Initiative 594 would expand background checks to all gun sales and transfers in Washington state, including at gun shows and person-to-person sales.

Rival gun measures on ballot in Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:53
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Two competing measures on the Washington state ballot this fall ask voters to take a stance on expanded background checks for gun sales. One is seeking universal checks for all sales and transfers, including private transactions. The other would prevent any such expansion.

A look at the state's current background check law

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:38
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Voters in Washington state will soon weigh in on two competing measures dealing with background checks on gun sales. Initiative 594 would expand background checks to all gun sales and transfers in Washington state, including at gun shows and person-to-person sales. Initiative 591 would ...

Washington voters will see competing gun measures on their state ballot this year

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:02
A display of 7-round .45 caliber handguns are seen at Coliseum Gun Traders Ltd. in Uniondale, New York. Photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters OLYMPIA, Wash. — Two competing measures on the Washington state ballot this fall ask voters to take a stance on expanded background checks for gun sales. One is seeking universal checks for all sales and transfers, including private transactions. The other ...

Washington State visits Stanford in Pac-12 melee

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 23:50
An unstoppable force will meet an immovable object on Friday night, as the aerial assault of Washington State matches up with the defensive might of the Stanford Cardinal.

Three states take lead on Common Core, but are they moving too fast?

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 19:20
New Jersey, Maryland, and Washington State are among the first states to tie graduation to new Common Core tests. But critics say kinks still need to be worked out.

Washington voters to see rival gun sales measures; 1 expands background checks, 1 prohibits

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 15:55
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Two competing measures on the Washington state ballot this fall ask voters to take a stance on expanded background checks for gun sales. One is seeking universal checks for all sales and transfers, including private transactions. The other would prevent any such expansion.

Police officers were caught speeding in patrol cars, so why did the State Patrol do nothing?

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 09:13
WASHINGTON (WITI) — They’re the highest-ranking law enforcement officials in the state. Washington State troopers will face tough questions after audio detailing multiple patrol cars speeding to a conference was leaked online. Despite being notified about their speeding, Washington troopers didn’t pull them over. FOX6’s sister station, Q13 in Washington says the audio was captured […]