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Washington State All-American safety Deone Bucannon visits Lions

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 01:16
One prospect with similar size to James Ihedigbo in the draft is former Washington State safety Deone Bucannon, and the Lions hosted him on one of their 30 allotted pre-draft visits Wednesday.

All clear at Washington state LNG plant after unexplained blast: Williams

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 01:14
A forced evacuation of the area around Williams Cos Inc's damaged liquefied natural gas facility in rural Washington state has been lifted following an explosion on Monday. What prompted a blast that injured five workers and set off a potentially dangerous leak in a massive LNG tank at the site, near the southeastern Washington town of Plymouth, is still unknown and under investigation, the ...

Washington mudslide death toll now at 29

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 20:34
The official death toll in the Washington state mudslide rose to 29 Thursday, up from 28 on Tuesday, while 20 people were still listed as missing, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's office said on Wednesday.        

Melting snow may trigger flooding around Washington State mudslide site

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 19:04
By Jonathan Kaminsky DARRINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - Efforts to recover bodies from a Washington State mudslide that killed at least 28 people could be hampered in the weeks ahead if melted snow runs into a clogged river at the disaster site, officials said. Workers on the mud pile in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, northeast of Seattle, over the past two days have taken advantage of ...

Washington state mudslide: more bodies recovered

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:59
Discovery of two bodies brings death toll to 16 but rescuers believe they have located another eight, say officials Rescuers searching for survivors of a mudslide in Washington state recovered two bodies and believe they have located another eight, officials have said. The official death toll rose to 16, with the possibility of 24 dead once the other bodies are confirmed. The discoveries further ...

Washington mudslide survivors envision shrine at disaster site

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 07:26
DARRINGTON, Washington - Survivors of a mudslide that virtually erased a community in Washington state and left dozens dead or missing have begun to contemplate the future of the disaster site, with many saying it should be left as a shrine once the bulldozers and excavators leave.

Shrine for Washington state mudslide site is considered

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 01:52
By Eric M. Johnson DARRINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - Survivors of a mudslide that left dozens dead or missing in Washington state said they would like to turn the disaster site into a shrine for the victims once bulldozers clear away the mud and debris. Rescue teams pressed on for an 11th day on Tuesday in their efforts to find more victims of the slide, triggered when a rain-soaked hillside ...

Washington landslide death toll rises to 27

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 23:00
The death toll in last month's landslide in rural Washington state has risen to 27, up three from the last count, the Snohomish County medical examiner's office said Tuesday.

Official death toll from Washington state mudslide rises to 28

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:13
The official death toll from a devastating mudslide in Washington state rose to 28 on Tuesday, up from 24 the day before, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office said on Tuesday.        

Washington state mudslide survivors consider shrine for diaster site

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 19:11
By Eric M. Johnson DARRINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - Survivors of a mudslide in Washington state that has left dozens dead or missing say they favor turning the area into a shrine to honor those who perished once the bulldozers clear away the destruction wrought by a vast wall of debris. Rescue teams pressed on for an 11th day of efforts to find victims of the slide, triggered when a rain ...

Washington state accuses U.S. of missing Hanford cleanup deadlines

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:30
State officials are demanding that the Energy Department build better storage tanks for the radioactive waste at the former nuclear weapons site. Washington state accused the federal government Monday of missing crucial legal deadlines to clean up 56 million gallons of highly radioactive waste at the former Hanford nuclear weapons site in southeastern Washington, demanding a new set of schedules ...

Washington State hires Ernie Kent

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:30
Washington State hired Ernie Kent as its next men's basketball coach. In a statement released by the school, Kent said: “I’m looking forward to providing the kind of passion and leadership to help potential student-athletes understand how special WSU is. Getting back into coaching for me has meant finding the right program that matches up with my passion, my vision, my beliefs and my commitment ...

Washington State to hire Kent

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 10:26
Washington State will introduce Ernie Kent as its head basketball coach during a Wednesday press conference, the school announced Monday.

Washington State hiring former Oregon coach Kent

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 10:19
Washington State hiring former Oregon coach Kent

Washington State hires Kent as new basketball coach

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 09:55
Washington State has hired Ernie Kent as its new men's basketball coach, giving him another shot at leading a Pac-12 Conference program four years after he was let go by Oregon.

Washington State hires Kent as new hoops coach

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 09:52
Washington State has hired Ernie Kent as its new men's basketball coach, giving him another shot at leading a Pac-12 Conference program four years after he was let go by Oregon.

Washington State Proposes Nuke Cleanup Deadlines

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 09:00
Frustrated by lack of progress, state of Washington proposes own nuclear cleanup deadlines

Ernie Kent Hired By Washington State

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 08:52
Courtesy: Washington State Sports Information PULLMAN, Wash. — Former Oregon head coach Ernie Kent has been hired to be the next head men’s basketball coach at Washington State. Washington State Director of Athletics Bill Moos will introduce Kent as the 18th Cougar men’s basketball head coach during a press conference Wednesday, April 2. Kent was signed … Continue reading »

Washington State hires Kent as new hoops coach

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 08:22
Athletic director Bill Moos once hired Ernie Kent to turn Oregon around. He's now done the same at Washington State. Kent was hired Monday as the Cougars' new men's basketball coach, giving him another shot at leading a Pac-12 Conference program four years after he was let go by Oregon. Kent's mission is significant: try to revitalize a program that has gone downhill in the past five seasons ...

Pipe explodes at Williams LNG facility in Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 07:58
A pipeline within a liquefied natural gas facility exploded in a rural area of Washington state on Monday and emergency workers continued to work into the evening to minimize the risk of further blasts from a leaking storage tank. Shrapnel from the explosion within the Williams Companies Inc facility caused a leak in one of two LNG storage tanks at the site near Plymouth in southeastern ...