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The Sneakiest Way Prosecutors Get a Guilty Verdict: PowerPoint

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 20:01
In Washington state earlier this month, an appeals court threw out a murder conviction based on shoddy work by the defense. But the court also took the prosecutor to task for something even stranger: a bad PowerPoint presentation. The post The Sneakiest Way Prosecutors Get a Guilty Verdict: PowerPoint appeared first on WIRED .

The Sneakiest Way Prosecutors Get a Guilty Verdict: PowerPoint

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 19:49
In Washington state earlier this month, an appeals court threw out a murder conviction based on shoddy work by the defense. But the court also took the prosecutor to task for something even stranger: a bad PowerPoint presentation. The post The Sneakiest Way Prosecutors Get a Guilty Verdict: PowerPoint appeared first on WIRED .

State must address funding for long-term care needs

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 17:18
We're not getting any younger. A little less than 14 percent of Washington state's population is 65 years or older. Four years ago, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that the dependency ratio, the number of people 65 and older to every 100 people of traditional working ages, is expected to increase from 22 in 2010 to 35 in 2030, when the youngest of the baby boomers will have moved into that 65 ...

Judge: Long jail waits for mentally ill illegal

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 09:15
Washington state's lengthy warehousing of mentally ill defendants in jails before trial is "far beyond any constitutional limits" and "must stop," a federal judge said Monday.

Washington State Patrol detectives seek witnesses to I-5 collision

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 04:17
On Dec. 21 at approximately 8:55 pm, a WSP trooper attempted to stop two vehicles that were racing NB I-5 (express lanes)/South of Northgate.

Washington State: The 20-year Demise of a Blue State

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 20:59
I left Washington State about 20 years ago for Arizona. A Washington native, I had become fed up with the left-wing politics of Seattle. A couple of years ago, I moved back to the Pacific Northwest. A lot had changed while I was gone, and very little for the better.

College basketball: San Jose State falls at Washington State

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 14:47
The San Jose State Spartans, reduced to seven players after the suspension of five players, lose at Washington State

Cougars beat short-handed San Jose State team

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 12:27
Josh Hawkinson scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds Sunday as Washington State defeated short-handed San Jose State 82-53.Hawkinson made 12 of 17 field goals.

Hawkinson scores 25; Washington St beats San Jose St 82-53

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 11:45
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Josh Hawkinson scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds Sunday as Washington State defeated short-handed San Jose State 82-53.

Washington State tops San Jose State 82-53

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 11:30
Josh Hawkinson scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds Sunday as Washington State defeated short-handed San Jose State 82-53.

State lawmakers mull toughening Wash. distracted driving law

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 09:30
A spokeswoman for the Washington Traffic Safety Commission said the law, which was set in 2007, is outdated. The state is losing out on a lot of money because of it, she added.

Washington state furs are a hit in Japan, but will the love last?

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 12:13
In Washington state, the value of exported mink fur skins jumped nearly 21 percent last year to $382 million.

WSU Women Cruise Past Montana State

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 08:34
Washington State women's basketball improved to 8-2 overall with its fourth straight win after posting an 82-61 victory over visiting Montana State University Saturday in Beasley Coliseum.

Washington-based Haggen grocery chain buying 146 Albertson, Safeway stores in the West

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 03:43
The Washington state-based grocery chain Haggen Inc. plans to buy 146 Albertsons and Safeway stores in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona.

Haggen chain buying 146 Safeway, Albertsons stores

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 03:16
The Washington state-based grocery chain Haggen Inc. plans to buy 146 Albertsons and Safeway stores in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona. The Bellingham Herald reports (http://is.gd/H8SWZA ...

Haggen chain buying 146 Safeway, Albertsons stores

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 03:16
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state-based grocery chain Haggen Inc. plans to buy 146 Albertsons and Safeway stores in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona.

Agreement may mean more funds for foster kids

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 13:11
If the Legislature approves, Washington state’s foster parents will start getting more money. Currently, the state pays just 40 to 60 percent of the cost of caring for a foster child, they say.

Agreement may mean more funds for foster kids

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 13:04
If the Legislature approves, Washington state’s foster parents will start getting more money. Currently, the state pays just 40 to 60 percent of the cost of caring for a foster child, they say.

China's wealth finds home in Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 07:51
MEDINA, Washington (AP) — Savvy Seattle-area real estate agents have gained an advantage by paying attention to the growing connections between China and Washington state.

Connections grow between China and Washington state, giving boost to high-end real estate

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 07:27
MEDINA, Wash. - Savvy Seattle-area real estate agents have gained an advantage by paying attention to the growing connections between China and Washington state.