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GovBeat: Poll: Washington voters support competing gun initiatives

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 01:47
Voters support more background checks. Voters also support restricting background checks. Huh?

GovBeat: Poll: Washington voters support competing gun initiatives

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 01:47
Voters support more background checks. Voters also support restricting background checks. Huh?

GovBeat: Poll: Washington voters support competing gun initiatives

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 01:47
Voters support more background checks. Voters also support restricting background checks. Huh?

GovBeat: Poll: Washington voters support competing gun initiatives

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 01:47
Voters support more background checks. Voters also support restricting background checks. Huh?

GovBeat: Poll: Washington voters support competing gun initiatives

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 01:47
Voters support more background checks. Voters also support restricting background checks. Huh?

GovBeat: Poll: Washington voters support competing gun initiatives

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 01:47
Voters support more background checks. Voters also support restricting background checks. Huh?

GovBeat: Poll: Washington voters support competing gun initiatives

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 01:47
Voters support more background checks. Voters also support restricting background checks. Huh?

Fires intensify as hundreds evacuate in Washington and Oregon

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 01:21
The hot, dry Pacific Northwest continued to battle an outbreak of wildfires Thursday, with thousands of firefighters battling more than a dozen blazes in Washington and Oregon, where lightning strikes and arid tinder have conspired to burn through about 279,000 acres.

Washington state agency sets rules for pot edibles - Thu, 17 Jul 2014 PST

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:23
Marijuana stores in Washington won’t be allowed to sell lollipops, gummy bears or other candies infused with the drug, but will be able to sell properly labeled brownies and cookies, a state agency decided Wednesday. The Liquor Control Board approved rules for marijuana-infused food products, also known as edibles, designed to restrict items that may appeal strongly to children.

Washington state wildfire forces evacuation of hundreds of homes, hundreds more at risk

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 11:35
Residents of 860 homes in Washington state have been told to leave and at least 800 more houses are threatened by a wildfire that has raced across two square miles of forest, forced part of the area's main road to close, and raised a plume of smoke that can be seen from Seattle.

WSU's Halliday Named To QB Award Watch List

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 07:56
Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday has been named to the 2014 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award® Watch List, the Davey O’Brien Foundation announced Wednesday.

State, Federal Government Agree to Extend Discussions Regarding Hanford Cleanup

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 07:38
Negotiators from Washington state and the federal government have agreed to extend the dispute resolution period by 70 days, ending on Sept. 5.

Washington declares a state of emergency in battle against wildfires

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 06:57
A state of emergency was declared in 20 eastern counties in the state of Washington after a handful of new wildfires forced evacuations and threatened more than 500 homes.

Washington state man tries to kill spider with blowtorch, sets house ablaze

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 06:52
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state man who tried to kill a spider using a makeshift blowtorch managed instead to set his house on fire, causing $60,000 worth of damage, Seattle fire officials said on Wednesday. The man told investigators that he spotted a spider in the laundry room of his West Seattle rental home on Tuesday night and tried to kill it using a lighter and ...

Washington firefighters battle heat, high winds

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 05:21
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A state of emergency has been declared in 20 eastern Washington counties because of multiple wildfires and scorching hot temperatures coupled with high winds on Wednesday.

Washington state's unemployment rate drops to 5.8 percent, lowest level in 6 years

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 04:59
Washington state officials said Wednesday that the state's unemployment rate fell to 5.8 percent last month, the lowest it has been in six years.

State unemployment rate lowest in 6 years

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 04:28
OLYMPIA — Washington state officials said Wednesday that the state’s unemployment rate fell to 5.8 percent last month, the lowest it has been in six years.

Veolia Achieves OSHA VPP STAR Certification at Vancouver’s Waste Facility.

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 03:34
The Washington State Division of Occupational Safety and Health has awarded Veolia’s Vancouver facility with Voluntary Protection Program status at the Star Award level – the highest level granted.

State's unemployment rate drops to 5.8 percent

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 02:55
Washington state officials said Wednesday that the state's unemployment rate fell to 5.8 percent last month, the lowest it has been in six years. Numbers released Wednesday by the state's Employment Security ...

Washington declares a state of emergency in battle against wildfires

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 02:30
A state of emergency was declared in 20 eastern counties in the state of Washington after a handful of new wildfires forced evacuations and threatened more than 500 homes.