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Washington state school shooting victim, 14, released from hospital

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 07:29
A 14-year-old survivor of a school shooting in Washington state that left four students dead was released from the hospital Thursday after receiving treatment for almost two weeks.

Washington may become model for gun measures

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 06:45
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington voters decisively backed expanded background checks for guns, a victory for advocates of stricter gun laws who say they will use the momentum from this win to pursue similar measures in other states.

Washington State May Become Model for Gun Measures

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 06:30
Ballot win in Washington state may lead to universal gun background check push in other states

KERRY SAYS: Oregon State won't fall into this trap

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:23
Offenses don't get more one-dimensional than Washington State's. Mike Leach's Cougars lead the nation by a mile in passing offense at 478.3 yards per game but have picked up only 401 yards rushing all season. The Cougs throw nearly every down and dare you to stop them. Connor Halliday won't ...

Amerigroup Washington Expands to Ferry and Lincoln Counties

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 21:00
Amerigroup Washington has been selected by the Washington State Health Care Authority to expand its services to Ferry and Lincoln counties. The expansion is currently in effect, an

KERRY SAYS: Oregon State won't fall into this trap

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 20:39
Offenses don't get more one-dimensional than Washington State's. Mike Leach's Cougars lead the nation by a mile in passing offense at 478.3 yards per game but have picked up only 401 yards rushing all season. The Cougs throw nearly every down and dare you to stop them. Connor Halliday won't ...

Suspect in Washington killing arrested in Oregon

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 19:31
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 33-year-old man accused of murder in the slaying of his girlfriend in Washington state, posting photos of her body online, and writing that he wanted authorities to kill him has peacefully surrendered in Oregon.

KERRY SAYS: Oregon State won't fall into this trap

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 14:23
Offenses don't get more one-dimensional than Washington State's. Mike Leach's Cougars lead the nation by a mile in passing offense at 478.3 yards per game but have picked up only 401 yards rushing all season. The Cougs throw nearly every down and dare you to stop them. Connor Halliday won't ...

Washington State's Preterm Birth Rate Drops To Record 11-year Low

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 13:01
SEATTLE, Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The March of Dimes announced today that the 11-year improving trend in Washington's preterm birth rate, helped give more babies a healthy start in life and contributed to the improvement in the national rate. Washington's preterm birth rate was 9.7 percent in 2013, down from 11.0 in 2006, the year the state rate peaked. Washington again earned a B on the ...

Police arrest Washington state man suspected of murdering girlfriend, posting photos online

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 12:22
Police in Oregon have arrested a Washington state man suspected of killing his girlfriend and posting photos of the crime scene online.

New Age Farm to Purchase Property in Washington State

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 11:59
New Age Farm to Purchase Property in Washington State Vancouver, BC / ACCESSWIRE / November 5, 2014 / New Age Farm Inc. (CSE:NF) ("New Age" or the "Company") is pleased to announce ...

Washington state voters approve measure to expand gun background checks

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 09:08
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - Legislation to expand background checks for gun buyers in Washington state passed overwhelmingly, election results showed on Wednesday, making the state the first in the country to close the so-called gun-show loophole through popular vote. Initiative 594, which requires background checks for all gun purchases in Washington state, whether at gun shows ...

Gun Control Groups See Future in State Ballot Initiatives

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 01:41
A victory in Washington state could be a template for other states in 2016

US state of Oregon votes to legalize marijuana

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 21:32
        PORTLAND, Oregon --- Voters in the northwestern state of Oregon and the Washington capital district approved ballot measures Tuesday allowing the recreational use of marijuana by adults, elating legalization activists who hope to extend their winning streak across the United States.   Oregon will join the company of Colorado and Washington state, where voters approved the recreational ...

Washington approves expanded gun background checks

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 17:02
Voters on Tuesday approved expanding background checks on gun sales and transfers in Washington state, a measure supporters said would help keep guns out of dangerous hands and make it easier for police to track weapons used in crimes.

Oregon, Washington, D.C. legalize marijuana

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 16:55
Voters in Oregon and Washington, D.C., have voted to approve sweeping pro-marijuana legalization, according to a CNN projection.

Washington voters OK strict background checks for gun purchases

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 15:20
Just weeks after a fatal high school shooting north of Seattle, voters in Washington state on Tuesday were set to approve a measure that would establish one of the nation’s toughest background checks for gun purchases.

Washington voters OK strict background checks for gun purchases

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 15:04
Just weeks after a fatal high school shooting north of Seattle, voters in Washington state on Tuesday were set to approve a measure that would establish one of the nation’s toughest background checks for gun purchases.

Oregon, DC voters OK legal marijuana; Colorado rejects 'personhood' proposal

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 14:46
Oregon and Washington D.C. joined Colorado and Washington state Tuesday as voters approved the legalization of recreational marijuana use.