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Education of Washington's students should come before corporate welfare

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 20:22
Guest Opinion: Wednesday's hearing before the state Supreme Court could be an opportunity to get our state's act together on education.

Washington State University Vancouver set to fete 25th

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:36
Washington State University Vancouver celebrates its 25th anniversary Saturday with tours, music, art and more.

Pac-12 Power Rankings Week 1: USC takes the early lead

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 09:09
The Pac-12 went 10-2 in the first week of the season, but a closer examination shows that it was a fairly ugly 10-2. Washington State fell to a mediocre Rutgers team in a de facto home game, Colorado lost to rival Colorado State by two touchdowns, and UCLA's offense looked inept at Virginia. USC, which had to deal with multiple distractions throughout the week, hung 52 points on Fresno State.

Washington turns to Miles at QB for Week 2

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 06:55
After a lackluster offensive showing in its opener, No. 25 Washington will have a different quarterback for coach Chris Petersen's home debut. Cyler Miles gets the start against Eastern Washington, Petersen announced on Monday. The sophomore replaces Jeff Lindquist, who struggled to move the offense for most of Washington's 17-16 win at Hawaii. He made a spot start against Oregon State a year ...

Law enforcement part of debate over gun measures - Mon, 01 Sep 2014 PST

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 01:11
OLYMPIA — Whether or not Washington state should expand background checks on gun sales and transfers has divided support within the law enforcement community, with some organizations choosing to not ...

As Islamic State fighters begin to blend in, defeating them no easy matter

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:15
By Isabel Coles and Peter Apps BAQIRTA Iraq/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - (This story has been refiled to fix a typo in the third paragraph, "involving", to make it "evolving") After their lightning takeover in June, flag-waving Islamic State militants paraded through the captured Iraqi city of Mosul in looted U.S.-built Humvees, armored cars and pickup trucks mounted with heavy machine guns.     Today ...

Law enforcement part of debate over gun measures

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 23:55
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Whether or not Washington state should expand background checks on gun sales and transfers has divided support within the law enforcement community, with some organizations choosing to not weigh in at all on two competing measures on the November ballot. Initiative 594 is seeking ...

Lawmakers: Islamic State groups wants to hit US

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 16:23
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants' future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, U.S. lawmakers say.

Trial for Pennsylvania State Senator Leanna Washington could be rescheduled for fall

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 15:49
A Montgomery County judge said Aug. 21 the political corruption trial against State Senator LeAnna Washington could be scheduled for late October or early November pending a ruling on a change of venue motion.

Lawmakers: Islamic State group wants to hit US

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:09
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants' future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, two U.S. lawmakers are warning.

Team Report - WASHINGTON STATE

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 06:33
USC has plenty of fun in opener

As Islamic State fighters begin to blend in, defeating them no easy matter

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 01:32
By Isabel Coles and Peter Apps BAQIRTA Iraq/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After their lightning takeover in June, flag-waving Islamic State militants paraded through the captured Iraqi city of Mosul in looted U.S.-built Humvees, armored cars and pickup trucks mounted with heavy machine guns. Today, many have ditched military-type vehicles that could make them easy targets of U.S. It is unclear how the ...

House, Senate intel chiefs flag Islamic State risk

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 01:14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.

House, Senate intel chiefs flag Islamic State risk

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 00:38
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.

Captives held by Islamic State prove tough quandary for Obama

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 05:06
By Mark Hosenball and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After Islamic State's beheading of journalist James Foley, President Barack Obama's administration is making little headway in efforts to secure the release of three other Americans held by the insurgent group in Syria, officials said. Journalist Steven Sotloff and two others whom Reuters is not naming are among fewer than 10 Westerners ...

Washington state to suspend wolf hunt this weekend

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 14:06
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will suspend its hunt for three more members of the Huckleberry wolf pack over the Labor Day weekend, and whether it will resume is

Washington judge upholds small city's ban on marijuana shops that are legal under state law

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 08:22
TACOMA, Wash. - A state judge said Friday that a small city can continue to ban state-licensed marijuana businesses, in a case with big implications for Washington's experiment in legal pot.

Washington judge upholds small city's pot shop ban

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 08:22
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A state judge said Friday that a small city can continue to ban state-licensed marijuana businesses, in a case with big implications for Washington's experiment in legal pot.

Washington judge upholds small city's ban on marijuana shops that are legal under state law

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:06
TACOMA, Wash. - A state judge said Friday that a small city can continue to ban state-licensed marijuana businesses, in a case with big implications for Washington's experiment in legal pot.

Washington judge upholds local pot business ban

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 06:29
A Washington state judge says a small city can continue to ban licensed marijuana businesses, even if they're allowed under state law. Pierce County Judge Ronald Culpepper issued the ruling Friday after extensive arguments in a case with big implications for Washington's experiment allowing recreational marijuana. Tedd Wetherbee, who wanted to open a pot shop in the city of Fife sued over its ...