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Washington state honors its Medal of Honor recipients

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:12
Three Washington state soldiers recently awarded the Medal of Honor were celebrated Wednesday in the state Capitol.

Washington state honors its Medal of Honor recipients

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:16
Three Washington state soldiers recently awarded the Medal of Honor were celebrated Wednesday in the state Capitol.

State plans for pot-shop license lotteries

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 07:12
Washington state will hold lotteries this month for its coveted legal marijuana retail licenses.

Kent introduced as Washington State's new coach

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 07:01
New Washington State basketball coach Ernie Kent says the rebuilding project he faces in Pullman won't be a long one. ''I am feeling confident that you have a winning basketball team sitting there,'' Kent said, pointing to the players who attended his introductory news conference Wednesday. Athletic director Bill Moos said Kent signed a five-year contract that will pay him a guaranteed $1.4 ...

Washington plans for pot-shop license lottery

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 06:54
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Washington state will hold lotteries this month for its coveted legal marijuana retail licenses. The state Liquor Control Board on Wednesday adopted a plan for the lotteries, which will be held for any cities or counties where there are more pot-shop applicants than licenses allotted. The board says the lotteries, to be held April 21-25, will be double-blind to ensure security ...

Washington plans for pot-shop license lotteries

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 06:41
Washington state will hold lotteries this month for its coveted legal marijuana retail licenses. The state Liquor Control Board on Wednesday adopted a plan for the lotteries, which will be held for any ...

Washington State All-American safety Deone Bucannon visits Lions

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 01:43
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.

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.