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Washington county considering 'book and release' policy for criminal defendants

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 00:44
King County in Washington State could be about to get a lot softer on crime. County Executive Dow Constantine announced that if judges, prosecutors and public defenders can’t figure out a way to speed up the time it takes criminal defendants to go from their arrest to trial, he’ll institute a ‘book and release’ policy.

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

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 00:11
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.

WSU Tri-Cities gets Running Start on attracting students

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 20:07
Washington State University Tri-Cities will offer Running Start, an early college credit program for high school students, beginning this fall. The program has already been in place at Columbia Basin… Click to Continue »

Passage of Joel’s Law only a start to fixing the problem

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 15:57
Since 1974 the Involuntary Treatment Act has been law in Washington state. It allows holding someone against their will if they are a danger to themselves or others. Its purpose is to provide evaluation and short-term treatment for the mentally ill.

Hawkinson, Lacy lead WSU over Colorado 96-91 in OT

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 11:12
Shorewood High School product Josh Hawkinson scored 21 points and Ike Iroegbu added 18 as Washington State beat Colorado 96-91 in overtime on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Hawkinson leads Washington State over Colorado 96-91 in OT

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 11:09
Washington State coach Ernie Kent had an easy time giving his team a grade after the Cougars beat Colorado 96-91 in overtime on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams. ''Everybody brought their offense.'' Josh Hawkinson scored 21 points and Ike Iroegbu added 18 as six players scored in double figures for Washington State (13-17, 7-11 Pac-12). Josh Scott scored 32 points and Askia ...

CU Loses 96-91 In OT To Washington State In Regular Season Finale

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 10:43
Josh Hawkinson scored 21 points and Ike Iroegbu added 18 as Washington State beat Colorado 96-91 in overtime on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.

CU men's basketball: Buffs can't hold lead in OT loss to Cougars

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 10:30
PULLMAN, Wash. — — Victory was in the hands of the Colorado Buffaloes. Then, Washington State stole it.

CU men's basketball: Buffs can't hold lead in OT loss to Cougars

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 10:20
Colorado forward Wesley Gordon, right, puts up a shot over Washington State center Jordan Railey on Saturday in Pullman, Wash. ( Gary Breedlove / Associated Press )

State Patrol: 4 young people injured in Vancouver-area crash

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 15:21
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State Patrol says four young people have been injured, two of them seriously, in a high-speed crash in the Vancouver area. KATU-TV of Portland reports that Trooper Will Finn says a car crashed into a concrete barrier Friday night.

Arizona State Women Knock Off WSU

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 11:41
Washington State suffered a 67-48 defeat to No. 9/8 Arizona State University in the quarterfinal round of the Pac-12 Conference Tournament at KeyArena Friday.The Cougars (17-13) will wait until selection Monday, March 16 to see if they are selected to a postseason tournament.

First Government-Run Pot Shop To Open In Washington State

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 07:35
The first government-run recreational marijuana store in the country opens in Washington State on Saturday. Revenues from the pot shop will benefit the small town of North Bonneville. Community leaders there say their town could really use the cash. The economy in that part of the state has been slow to recover since the timber industry collapsed more than two decades ago.

First Government-Run Pot Shop To Open In Washington State

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 07:35
The first government-run recreational marijuana store in the country opens in Washington State on Saturday. Revenues from the pot shop will benefit the small town of North Bonneville. Community leaders there say their town could really use the cash. The economy in that part of the state has been slow to recover since the timber industry collapsed more than two decades ago.

No. 9 Arizona State pulls away for 67-48 win over Cougars

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 05:48
Sophie Brunner scored eight of her 14 points in the first 5 minutes of the second half, Quinn Dornsauder added 12 points off the bench and No. 9 Arizona State pulled away in the second half to beat Washington State 67-48 in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Conference tournament Friday. Promise Amukamara scored 11 points for the Sun Devils, helping make up for leading scorer Katie Hempen being ...

CU men's basketball: Buffs hope to carry late-season momentum to Vegas

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 04:30
CU men's basketball preview: Washington StateSATURDAY: Colorado Buffaloes (14-15, 7-10 Pac-12) at Washington State Cougars (12-17, 6-11), 4:30 p.

Truck driver in fatal Washington crash cited for collision last year

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 00:57
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state truck driver who apparently fell asleep at the wheel before swerving into oncoming traffic, killing a woman in a car and striking a school bus filled with children, was cited for causing a collision last year, officials said on Friday. Truck driver Kenneth Hahn, 54, of Yakima was cited just over a year ago for veering across the center ...

State House passes bill to improve safety of oil trains, barges

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 23:03
The Washington state House passed a bill Thursday night to strengthen safety regulations as increasing numbers of oil trains move through the state.

Wright, Loveridge lead No. 13 Utah over Washington St. 67-59

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 15:07
Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak didn't think there was anything pretty about his team's victory over Washington State, except the outcome. Delon Wright scored 18 points and Jordan Loveridge added 16 as the 13th-ranked Utes rallied to beat Washington State 67-59 on Thursday night. DaVonte Lacy scored 16 points for Washington State (12-17, 6-11) Utah, coming off a loss to No. 5 Arizona, shot just 40 ...

Wright, Loveridge lead No. 13 Utah to victory over Washington St.

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 14:46
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Delon Wright scored 18 points and Jordan Loveridge added 16 as No. 13 Utah came back to beat Washington State 67-59 on Thursday night.

Officials: Truck driver fell asleep in fatal collision

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:41
This photo provided by the Washington State Patrol shows the scene of an accident in which a motorist was killed and five students and others were injured in a crash involving a school bus, box truck and car near Orondo in Central Washington state Thursday, March 5, 2015. Two people in the truck were seriously hurt, according to the Washington State Patrol.