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State Ferries worker awarded $1 million

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 00:51
A Washington State Ferries employee who suffered retaliation after reporting on a co-worker who skipped out on the job has been awarded $1 million.

Federal judge in Seattle orders end to long jail holds for mentally ill

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 13:09
A U.S. federal judge ordered Washington state on Thursday to end long jail terms for criminal defendants awaiting mental competency exams, after ruling last year that such actions had violated the U.S. Constitution. U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman ordered an injunction requiring that such inmates receive competency services within seven days, adding in her 25-page order that a monitor would ...

Federal judge in Seattle orders end to long jail holds for mentally ill

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 13:09
A U.S. federal judge ordered Washington state on Thursday to end long jail terms for criminal defendants awaiting mental competency exams, after ruling last year that such actions had violated the U.S. Constitution. U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman ordered an injunction requiring that such inmates receive competency services within seven days, adding in her 25-page order that a monitor would ...

Federal judge in Seattle orders end to long jail holds for mentally ill

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 13:09
A U.S. federal judge ordered Washington state on Thursday to end long jail terms for criminal defendants awaiting mental competency exams, after ruling last year that such actions had violated the U.S. Constitution. U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman ordered an injunction requiring that such inmates receive competency services within seven days, adding in her 25-page order that a monitor would ...

Let's hear it for an on-air legend

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 10:55
Art Eckman will be inducted today into Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow Alumni Hall of Achievement, which recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding alumni in the college of communication. “It’s a great feeling to be honored for your career when you’re my age,” says Eckman, 73, a Portland native whose ...

State: No emails between auditor, employee who is old friend

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 09:10
SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington State Auditor's Office said Thursday it hasn't turned up any emails or text messages between Auditor Troy Kelley, who is being investigated by federal agents, and an employee who is a longtime associate and a key figure in the scandal.

Washington State holds off USC 70-66

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 07:24
Washington State holds off USC 70-66

State: No emails between Auditor Troy Kelley and employee who is longtime associate

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 07:09
SEATTLE — The Washington State Auditor's Office said Thursday that it hasn't turned up any emails or text messages between Auditor Troy Kelley, who is being investigated by federal agents, and a part-time employee who is a longtime associate and a key figure in the scandal.

State: No emails between auditor, employee who's old friend

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 06:36
The Washington State Auditor's Office says it hasn't turned up any emails or text messages between Auditor Troy Kelley, who is being investigated by federal agents, and a part-time employee who is an old business associate.

Let's hear it for an on-air legend

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 05:41
Art Eckman will be inducted today into Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow Alumni Hall of Achievement, which recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding alumni in the college of communication. “It’s a great feeling to be honored for your career when you’re my age,” says Eckman, 73, a Portland native whose ...

BNSF: Washington State rail regulators wrong in saying company failed to report leaks

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 04:27
BNSF claims that Washington state rail regulators were mostly wrong when they said the company failed to properly report more than a dozen hazardous materials spills. Click to Continue »

Let's hear it for an on-air legend

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 23:41
Art Eckman will be inducted today into Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow Alumni Hall of Achievement, which recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding alumni in the college of communication. “It’s a great feeling to be honored for your career when you’re my age,” says Eckman, 73, a Portland native whose ...

Inslee signs bill allowing WSU med school; funding still in flux - Thu, 02 Apr 2015 PST

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 21:59
OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Wednesday that allows Washington State University to launch a new medical school in Spokane. But after he was surrounded by supportive legislators and university leaders for the signing ceremony, Inslee hedged when asked at a news conference how much money the state should spend training doctors during the next two years.

BNSF: State rail regulators wrong in saying company failed to report leaks

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 19:12
BNSF claims that Washington state rail regulators were mostly wrong when they said the company failed to properly report more than a dozen hazardous materials spills. Click to Continue »

Washington assistant Otzelberger returns to Iowa State

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 18:20
AMES, Iowa — University of Washington assistant men’s basketball coach T.J. Otzelberger is returning to Iowa State after two seasons in Seattle.

Washington state paying $110,000 to settle public records suit

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 15:00
The Washington Military Department has agreed to pay $110,000 to a Seattle attorney and a King County activist to settle a long-running public records lawsuit centered on the Washington National Guard’s counterdrug task force.

WSU Lands Washington 4A Player of the Year, Viont'e Daniels

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 10:11
According to Cougfan.com, Washington State men's basketball has landed Viont'e Daniels, the Associated Press, Tacoma News Tribune and Seattle Times 4A Player of the Year from Federal Way High School.

Seattle hails wage hike as Republicans block state minimum wage increase

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 06:24
The first pay hike in Seattle’s $15-an-hour minimum wage plan kicked in Wednesday, hours after Republican leaders signaled they won’t allow the Washington state Senate to vote on a more modest plan for a $12 statewide minimum wage. “You are setting the trend for America,” U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez told a boisterous gathering hosted at Island Soul. Theo Martin, owner of the popular Columbia ...

Obama’s fast-track plan hits bumps in trade-dependent Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 03:41
President Barack Obama’s trade agenda has hit a couple of speed bumps in recent days in Washington state, which often bills itself as the nation’s most trade-dependent state. Click to Continue »

Washington assistant Otzelberger returns to Iowa State

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 02:03
AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Washington assistant T.J. Otzelberger is returning to Iowa State after two seasons in Seattle.