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This Week In Schadenfreude: You have summoned THE JEFF BOWDEN!

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 01:11
Football is back, and so is impotent Internet anger. This week: FSU is unback, Iowa State considers its pawn shop options, and Washington State remains extremely inebriated. If you came here looking for Brian Cook, Schadenfreude Grandmaster, I have some bad news: ANNOUNCEMENT: I have retired from TWIS duties. It will still run at SBNation, but under a new caretaker. — mgoblog (@mgoblog) August ...

Washington looking for ideas on naming next state ferry

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 01:06
The deadline is quickly approaching for suggestions on the name of Washington state's next 144-car ferry.

WSU football: Washington State makes changes on defense after Rutgers meltdown

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 01:00
Washington State appears to be making some defensive changes after their 41-38 loss to Rutgers. In their first game of the season the Cougars gave up 496 yards of offense and 41 points, but more importantly couldn't stop Rutgers when the game was on the line in the fourth quarter. Missed tackles and poor defensive line play led to a majority of the yardage gained by the Scarlet Knights.

Police: State Trooper, Woodbury Officer Shot at Knife-Wielding Suspect After Car Chase in Washington

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 00:43
WASHINGTON >> State police say a car theft suspect wounded himself with a knife after being shot at by a trooper and Woodbury officer during a chase.

Top News

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 00:23
The Washington State Department of Transportation expects a bridge expansion joint repair project to cause lengthy traffic backups and delays in Olympia Washington in mid-September.

The rebirth of Oregon State basketball is underway with Wayne Tinkle

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 23:55
Three big-time commitments on Tuesday is helping Oregon State reinvent itself. Nearly every team in the Pac-12 has challenged for the top of the conference over the last 10 seasons. During that span, eight different programs have either won the regular season crown or the conference tournament, including Colorado, who didn't join until 2012. Arizona State and Washington State are two of the ...

For One U.S. House Race, an Election Microsoft Can’t Lose

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 23:44
House district in Washington state in November, Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) can't lose. Democrat Suzan DelBene, the first-term incumbent in the seat that includes Microsoft's headquarters, is a former executive in the company's mobile-phone division. Pedro Celis, the Republican challenger, worked there as a distinguished engineer, a title used for top technical talent. Their campaigns echo each other ...

It's a Bird… It's a Plane… It's the New Face of Tailgating as New Leaf Enterprises' Dama Cannabis Banner Flies Over ...

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 22:00
SEATTLE, WA-- - WHAT : As Washington State legalizes the use of recreational marijuana, times are changing for advertising and tailgating alike at CenturyLink Field. Seahawks' fans won't have to look too ...

Life Sciences Discovery Fund makes grants to commercialize promising technologies

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:20
( Life Sciences Discovery Fund ) The Life Sciences Discovery Fund today announced nearly $750,000 in Proof of Concept grants to Washington state for-profit and non-profit organizations to promote translation of health-related technologies from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace. Also announced was nearly $56,000 in supplemental funding to an existing grant to increase the commercial ...

Guest: How to set up evaluations that help teachers improve

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 19:11
In March, Washington state lawmakers ended the legislative session without passing a bill to incorporate student test scores in teacher-principal evaluation systems. As a result, Washington became the first state to lose its No Child Left Behind waiver, along with control of $40 million in federal f

'Islamic State' extremists murder second US reporter

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 14:03
Washington (AFP) - "Islamic State" jihadists have murdered a second American reporter, releasing another video showing a masked militant with a British accent cutting the throat of a US captive. In the latest footage, the 31-year-old reporter Steven Sotloff calmly addresses the camera to say he is a victim of President Barack Obama's decision to press on with air strikes in Iraq against the ...

For One U.S. House Race, an Election Microsoft Can’t Lose

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 13:14
No matter who wins in one U.S. House district in Washington state in November, Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) can’t lose. Democrat Suzan DelBene, the first-term incumbent in the seat that includes Microsoft’s headquarters, is a former executive in the company’s mobile-phone division.

Islamic State issues video of beheading of U.S. hostage

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:30
By William Maclean DUBAI (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of a second American hostage, journalist Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. A masked figure in the video seen by Reuters also issued a threat against a British hostage, a man the group named as David Haines, and warned ...

Historic WA Supreme Court session to tackle education funding

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 09:12
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Supreme Court is poised to decide whether to hold the State Legislature in contempt for not fully funding basic education. Tomorrow the Court will hold an unprecedented session to hear from state lawmakers about their failure to craft a plan by last April, the Court’s deadline. Back in 2012 the […]

Washington State man dies while rock-climbing in the Okanagan

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:39
Thirty-one-year-old Stas Eric Gray of Seattle was killed while climbing with friends on Skaha Bluffs, south of Penticton, on Saturday. The BC Coroners' Service says despite the best efforts of fellow climbers and emergency personnel, Gray died at the scene.

Rodeo Wrangler breakfast to kick off opening day of Fair

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:56
For the third straight year the Washington State Fair Rodeo Wranglers will bring their $2 breakfast to Puyallup on opening day of the Washington State Fair. Click to Continue »

College Football Rankings 2014, Week 1: Full polls

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:53
Florida State remains on top with Washington sliding out of the top 25.

Breastaurants: Bikini-Clad Baristas Sold More Than Just Coffee at Washington Cafe

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:03
A Washington state cafe owner has been caught with her pants down: Carmela Panico — the owner of Java Juggs Espresso — has been charged with promoting prostitution and money laundering. According to Komo News, Panico was the "ringleader...

Police: State Trooper, Woodbury Officer Shot at Knife-Wielding Suspect After Car Chase in Washington

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 22:05
WASHINGTON >> State police say a car theft suspect wounded himself with a knife after being shot at by a trooper and Woodbury officer during a chase.

Education of Washington's students should come before corporate welfare

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 20:22
Guest Opinion: Wednesday's hearing before the state Supreme Court could be an opportunity to get our state's act together on education.