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Volokh Conspiracy: This is your federalism on drugs

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:37
State decisions to legalize the use and possession of marijuana raise important legal and policy questions, but there's no reason federalism principles need to apply differently when it comes to drugs.

How to watch Rutgers vs. Washington State: Preview, TV schedule, odds

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 21:09
The Cougars and the Scarlet Knights open the season with a late-night power conference shootout. Usually, we're not going to be overly-excited about a game featuring Rutgers and Washington State. But this is different. It's a power conference matchup on a weekend that will mostly match power conference teams against cupcakes, and it gives us a look at two compelling storylines: How will Rutgers ...

Pac-12 Network football 2014, week 1 TV schedule, watch online, radio streams

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:00
All times below are Pacific.TV ScheduleThursday, August 28Idaho State at Utah, 4:30 PM PT, Pac-12 NetworksRutgers at Washington State (Seattle), 7 PM PT, Fox Sports 1Weber State at Arizona State 7:30 PM PT, Pac-12 NetworksFriday, August 29Colorado State vs. ...

Cougars open season against Rutgers of the Big Ten

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:26
SEATTLE — Rutgers' debut as a member of the Big Ten Conference will likely be Washington State's farewell to Seattle.

Rutgers scouting report: Rutgers vs. Washington State

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:35
Rutgers defense will have to stop WSU quarterback Connor Halliday

Dialed In: Breaking Down UW, WSU And The Pac-12

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:19
SWXRightNow.com -- SWX's Neil Stover invited Tacoma News Tribune University of Washington beat writer Christian Caple and the Spokesman-Review's Washington State beat man Jacob Thorpe into the Fasteners Sports Studio to breakdown both football programs and where they slot into the Pac-12 Conference.

Marcus R. Fuller's Big Ten picks

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:42
BIG TEN PICKS Marcus R. Fuller's look at this week's Big Ten football games: THURSDAY RUTGERS at WASHINGTON STATE, 9 p.

Guest: Is warehousing mental patients another state constitutional dilemma?

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:17
Article XIII in the Washington state constitution mandated that the state “foster and support” prisons, universities and institutions for the mentally ill, according to guest columnist Hugh Spitzer.

AP-Washington News Coverage,ADVISORY

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:30
Washington state at 4:50 p.m. The Seattle bureau can be reached at (800) 552-7694 or (206) 682-1812. The photo supervisor is at (206) 682-4801 or (800) 552-7694. For questions on stories from Olympia, call (360) 753-7222. For questions on Spokane-area stories, call Correspondent Nicholas Geranios at (800) ...

Feds: 88 percent of Washington schools failing

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 05:34
Eighty-eight percent of Washington state schools are failing, according to the federal government.  For months, school districts have been telling KIRO 7 that would be the case but student test results just released by the state superintendent confirm it.                Superintendent Randy Dorn made the announcement at the state Capitol Wednesday.  Dorn says Washington is the only state in the ...

Rutgers makes Big Ten debut against Washington St

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 03:18
Rutgers' debut as a member of the Big Ten Conference will likely be Washington State's farewell to Seattle. The Cougars open the season with their annual game at Seattle's CenturyLink Field on Thursday night, hosting the Scarlet Knights in their first game after leaving the American Athletic Conference to join the Big Ten. For Washington State, this could be its final ''home'' game in Seattle.

WA State Superintendent Releases Test Scores

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 02:12
Washington State Superintendent of Schools Randy Dorn has released the latest statewide test scores.

Police In Washington State Have Been Secretly Intercepting Cellphone Traffic For Years

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:34
The Tacoma Police Department in Washington state has been secretly using anti-terrorist cellphone interception technology to sweep up call records, texts and other sensitive data belonging to innocent civilians without a warrant for the last six years. Tacoma PD is the latest law enforcement agency to publicly join the ranks of states using “stingray” wireless surveillance devices — originally ...

WSU vs. Rutgers preview: Can Mike Leach get the Air Raid plundering?

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:30
Thursday night at CenturyLink Field in Seatttle, Washington State will face Rutgers. Both teams have weak defenses, but Connor Halliday and the Cougar offense should put up more than enough points to carry the game. Washington State will face Rutgers at CenturyLink Field in Seattle this Thursday.

Washington river freed after world's biggest-ever dam removal

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:40
The biggest dam-removal project in history is complete and Washington state's Elwha River is running freely for the first time in more than a century.

US hostage held by Islamic State is female aid worker

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:11
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said. The 26-year-old woman is the third American known to have been kidnapped by the radical group.

Mike Leach says WSU has no injuries, though lineman on crutches proves otherwise

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:45
As Mike Leach's Washington State Cougars get ready to play Rutgers on Thursday, Leach says his team is 100 percent healthy.

Obama says 'justice will be done' for Islamic State killers

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:07
By Mark Felsenthal and Phil Stewart CHARLOTTE N.C./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama vowed "justice will be done" against the Islamic State killers of American journalist James Foley on Tuesday as the United States sought to identify targets for potential airstrikes in Syria. Obama's tough talk followed his decision to approve U.S. Justice will be done," Obama told veterans gathered ...

Bill Gates gives $1 million to gun control

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:47
Supporters of Washington State effort to require background checks on gun purchases report $1 million donation from Bill and Melinda Gates.

American woman is being held hostage in Syria

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:43
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said Tuesday. The 26-year-old woman is the third American known to have been kidnapped by the militant group.