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Black Press buys Hawaii and Washington newspapers

Washington State News Wire - 2 hours 54 min ago
The owner of Hawaii's largest newspaper bought two daily publications on Hawaii's Big Island and several newspapers in Washington state. Oahu Publications, which owns the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, said ...

Washington Raises Minimum Wage

Washington State News Wire - 8 hours 18 min ago
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state's minimum wage will increase by 15 cents to $9.47 an hour starting on New Year's Day.

Washington minimum wage increases by 15 cents to $9.47 on New Year's Day

Washington State News Wire - 8 hours 22 min ago
Washington state's minimum wage will increase by 15 cents to $9.47 an hour starting on New Year's Day.

Washington's minimum wage jumps to $9.47 per hour

Washington State News Wire - 8 hours 58 min ago
Washington state's minimum wage will increase by 15 cents to $9.47 an hour starting on New Year's Day. While the state's current rate of $9.32 an hour is already the highest state minimum wage in the nation, ...

Jailbreak in Washington state goes unnoticed for two days

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:53
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state man jailed on robbery charges managed to slip away from a detention facility last week in an escape that went unnoticed for two days until his lawyer arrived for a visit, officials said on Tuesday. Rhyan Vasquez, 19, walked out of an employee entrance of a jail in Marysville, north of Seattle, last Wednesday as he was awaiting transfer to a county facility ...

Washington's minimum wage to jump to $9.47 per hour

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:51
Washington state's minimum wage will increase by 15 cents to $9.47 an hour starting on New Year's Day.

Boeing plans 2,000 job cuts in defense work

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:45
In the latest drain of high-paying Boeing jobs out of Washington state, the jet maker’s defense division said Monday it will shift about 2,000 jobs, mostly in engineering, out of the region by 2017.

Washington State lands commitment from in-state center

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:30
Ernie Kent lands his third commitment in the Class of 2015.

Arsonist Suspected of Setting 23 Fires in Washington State

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:10
Fire officials in Washington state suspect an arsonist is responsible for a igniting 23 fires in the past few weeks, including one that burned through eight acres and put Spokane County residents on edge.

Boeing to shift most defense work out of Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:04
By Andrea Shalal and Alwyn Scott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co on Monday said it would move the majority of its defense services and support work out of Washington state to other U.S. cities, affecting the jobs of about 2,000 of its 5,200 defense employees in the Puget Sound region. The changes, first reported by Reuters earlier Monday, are part of ongoing efforts by Boeing to streamline its ...

Washington State coach Mike Leach predicts the extinction of humankind

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:37
Washington State coach Mike Leach went on a rant where he asserted that technology is destroying human relationships.

Washington state fire crew rescues baby hamsters; photo goes viral

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:01
A Washington state firefighter treating a baby hamster with a tiny oxygen mask is the latest social media image to capture the attention of people around the world.

Boeing to shift some defense work out of Washington state: sources

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:51
By Andrea Shalal and Alwyn Scott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co on Monday said it would move the majority of its defense services and support work out of Washington state to other U.S. cities, affecting the jobs of about 2,000 of its 5,200 defense employees in the Puget Sound region. The changes, first reported by Reuters earlier Monday, are part of ongoing efforts by Boeing to streamline its ...

Boeing to shift some defense work out of Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:27
WASHINGTON: Boeing Co plans to announce further streamlining of its defense business on Tuesday, moving significant portions of its defense operations out of Washington state, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. The consolidation would focus on defense support services and would not affect Boeing’s P-8A spy plane or KC-46 aerial refueling tanker programs, the sources said ...

Obama efforts to oust Assad pushed to back burner

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:05
WASHINGTON (AP) — By President Barack Obama's own admission, U.S. efforts to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad have been pushed to the back burner by a bombing campaign against Islamic State militants that could ultimately help him stay in power.

Arsonist suspected in up to 23 blazes in Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:27
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A suspected arsonist operating in Washington state is believed to have ignited nearly two dozen fires in three weeks, destroying two homes and burning parched grassland amid a destructive wildfire season, officials said on Monday. The 23 fires set since Sept. 9 outside Spokane, Washington's second-largest city, have been mostly confined to the same area ...

Will early voting start Tuesday?

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 21:18
WASHINGTON – State officials were waiting this morning for a ruling by U.S. Supreme Court Justice, who can either uphold or block an order by a federal judge that requires early voting in the state to begin Tuesday.

Monday morning trivia - Cal edition

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:00
Washington State pulled off a ridiculous comeback against Utah on Saturday so obviously the CCMMTQ this week is going to be geared around comeback questions, right? Asking when the last time WSU pulled off a 21-point comeback would be futile when the answer is in a tweet embedded on the front page. Q1: You probably know WSU's last 21-point comeback came in 1988 against UCLA.

WSU football: some things we learned from beating Utah in a monsoon

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 08:49
In a storm of almost biblical proportions in Salt Lake City, Washington State fell behind 21-0 before battling back to win 28-27. Playing the entire game in drenching rain and high winds, the Cougars fought through their own mistakes and pulled out a tough victory over Utah. Washington State (2-3) endured never-ending rain and wind, mistakes, punt returns, and a 21-point deficit at Utah (3-1) on ...