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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.

A distraction in state government for women’s health

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 18:40
Lawmakers should be careful not to harm women’s health in Washington by proposing bills intended to exploit ideological divides.

For art’s sake - Sat, 14 Mar 2015 PST

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 15:18
The 12-foot blue heart statue that stands on the Washington State University campus has triggered many opinions since its installation in 2004 – some positive and some not. But the statue’s little-known price tag might cause the most conversation: $391,440.

State Dept: Most official email not auto-archived until Feb.

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 09:03
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department said Friday it was unable to automatically archive the emails of most of its senior officials until last month, which could mean potential problems for historical record-keeping amid criticism of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private email server while in office.

Washington state legal certificate program designed for those who can't afford lawyers

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 08:35
Special To The Washington Post. Michelle Cummings never went to law school. Her formal college education ended in 1998, with a paralegal studies degree from Highline Community College in Des Moines, Washington.

Washington state governor declares drought emergency

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 03:47
By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Washington state Governor Jay Inslee declared a drought emergency across three regions including key agricultural hubs of the U.S. Northwest State on Friday, citing near record low snowpack levels ahead of the spring runoff. Watersheds on the Olympic Peninsula, east side of the central Cascade Mountains including Yakima and Wenatchee, and Walla Walla ...

Washington raft company reconsiders tour past mudslide devastation

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 03:36
A Washington state river rafting company offering to take customers floating past the site of a mudslide where 43 people died last year said it might cancel the tour after an outpouring of anger from victims' families. A company called Pacific NW Float Trips, run by Coast Guard Captain Dave Button, has advertised a rafting tour that will take people past the site of the disaster in Oso, about 50 ...

Washington State University officials respond to racial incident involving a fraternity

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 02:46
About 100 people met with Washington State University President Elson Floyd this week to discuss a February incident when a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity allegedly made a racial slur against a group of young black women.

Washington state university investigating frat over slurs: newspaper

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 00:09
University of Washington officials are investigating claims by black students that members of a fraternity embroiled in a racist video saga in Oklahoma hurled slurs at them during a protest, the Seattle Times reported.

Washington state university investigating frat over slurs: newspaper

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 21:07
(Reuters) - University of Washington officials are investigating claims by black students that members of a fraternity embroiled in a racist video saga in Oklahoma hurled slurs at them during a protest, the Seattle Times reported. The Times said the university was investigating allegations that members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity called African Americans "apes" and harassed protesters ...

GovBeat: Washington is the best state

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 19:00
No state has birthed more craft distilleries than Washington.

Washington State Bar Association Announces ALPS as its Newly Endorsed Carrier for Lawyers' Professional Liability ...

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 15:09
The endorsement from the Washington State Bar Association brings ALPS to 15 state bar endorsements, more than any other lawyers' malpractice insurance carrier in the country. (PRWeb March 13, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/03/prweb12577474.htm