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Washington state’s Boeing tax breaks are illegal, Europe charges

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 11:46
The World Trade Organization on Monday agreed to set up a panel to examine European Union allegations that Washington state’s $8.7 billion in tax breaks to the Boeing Co. to… Click to Continue »

Washington state House to vote on raising minimum wage to historic levels

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 11:41
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state House is expected to vote Tuesday on raising Washington’s minimum wage to $12 an hour. Washington has the highest minimum wage in the nation at $9.47. The legislation, House Bill 1355, would raise the minimum wage over a four-year period in a series of 50-cent hikes. Democrats are sponsoring […]

Washington State drops another tight game, loses to Oregon State

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 11:31
Sydney Wiese scored 16 points and Oregon State overcame a 16-point first half deficit to beat Washington State 61-56 on Sunday. In January, OSU also fell behind by 16 points and rallied to beat the Cougars 73-70.

ObamaCare exchanges weigh extending deadline for insurance sign-ups

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 10:26
Washington state on Monday became the first state to extend the sign-up deadline for health insurance until mid-April, allowing uninsured people to get health plans while filing their tax returns.

Washington edges Washington State 87-84

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 10:18
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Andrew Andrews scored a career-high 35 points, including a game-winning 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left, to lift Washington to an 87-84 triumph over Washington State on Sunday night. Nigel Williams-Goss added 20 points and six assists for the Huskies (15-11, 4-10 Pac-12), who snapped a seven-game ...

State ethics board says lawmakers may accept free U.S. Open tickets

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 10:06
A Washington state ethics board voted Tuesday that some lawmakers can receive free tickets to the U.S. Open golf tournament without violating state rules limiting gifts to legislators.

Washington state panel mulls bill to trim vaccine exemptions

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 09:37
Personal or philosophical opposition to vaccines would not be an authorized exemption for the parents of school-age children under a measure that received a public hearing before a House committee on Tuesday, drawing at least two dozen opponents to the proposed change.

Washington State holds off USC 70-66

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 09:26
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Road wins have been hard to come by for Washington State this season. It wasn't easy, but the Cougars finally got a respite from their road woes on Wednesday night. Dexter Kernich-Drew scored 19 points, DaVonte Lacy added 17 and Washington State held off a late ...

State ethics board says lawmakers may accept free U.S. Open tickets

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 08:40
A Washington state ethics board voted Tuesday that some lawmakers can receive free tickets to the U.S. Open golf tournament without violating state rules limiting gifts to legislators.

Washington women clobber Washington State

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 08:20
On Sunday, the Huskies avenged Friday’s 11-point upset with a dominating defensive effort during their 83-43 victory in front of 1,203 at Beasley Coliseum.

No. 13 Utah rallies to win at Washington State

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 08:19
No. 13 Utah rallies to win at Washington State

Ethics board OKs US Open golf tickets for some lawmakers

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 08:14
A Washington state ethics board voted Tuesday that some lawmakers can receive free tickets to the U.S. Open golf tournament without violating state rules limiting gifts to legislators.

Toughest job in the Pac-12

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 05:21
Before we dive into why Washington State is the toughest job in the Pac-12, there is an important distinction that needs to be made. This is not about desirability. That can be judged only on a case-by-case basis. Mike Riley was always a better fit in Corvallis, Oregon, than he would have been in Tempe, Arizona. No one will ever convince David Shaw that Los Angeles is a better place to live than ...

No. 7 Arizona routs Washington State

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 05:16
Washington State coach Ernie Kent said Arizona's talent and skill level were too much. Washington State outscored the Wildcats 40-33 in the second half, with Kernich-Drew scoring 17 of his points in the final 20 minutes. Kaminsky had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and the fifth-ranked Badgers clinched the best start in school history. Kaminsky hit eight of his first nine shots on his way to 17 first ...

WSU women lose to Arizona State, 67-48, in Pac-12 tournament quarterfinals

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 03:53
Washington State’s bubble burst at the Pac-12 women’s basketball tournament with a 67-48 quarterfinal defeat against ninth-ranked Arizona State on Friday afternoon at KeyArena. But the Cougars (17-14) still hope to nab a postseason berth.

Lia Galdeira scores 34 points to lead WSU past Oregon, 66-64

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 03:53
Washington State junior guard Lia Galdeira scored a career-high 34 points to rescue the seventh-seeded Cougars in a 66-64 victory over 10th-seeded Oregon in the opening game of the Pac-12 Conference women’s basketball tournament at KeyArena on Thursday.

Cougar women take over in 2nd half, leaving Huskies ‘disappointed’

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 03:52
The Washington State women’s basketball team kept its NCAA tournament hopes afloat by knocking off Washington 83-72 on Friday night at Alaska Airlines Arena, the Cougars’ third consecutive victory in a rivalry that was forever one-sided the other way.

Cougar women take over in 2nd half, leaving Huskies ‘disappointed’

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 03:23
The Washington State women’s basketball team kept its NCAA tournament hopes afloat by knocking off Washington 83-72 on Friday night at Alaska Airlines Arena, the Cougars’ third consecutive victory in a rivalry that was forever one-sided the other way.

Toughest job in the Pac-12

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 03:11
Before we dive into why Washington State is the toughest job in the Pac-12, there is an important distinction that needs to be made. This is not about desirability. That can be judged only on a case-by-case basis. Mike Riley was always a better fit in Corvallis, Oregon, than he would have been in Tempe, Arizona. No one will ever convince David Shaw that Los Angeles is a better place to live than ...

Toughest job in the Pac-12

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 03:11
Before we dive into why Washington State is the toughest job in the Pac-12, there is an important distinction that needs to be made. This is not about desirability. That can be judged only on a case-by-case basis. Mike Riley was always a better fit in Corvallis, Oregon, than he would have been in Tempe, Arizona. No one will ever convince David Shaw that Los Angeles is a better place to live than ...