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Kerry orders State Department review of records retention

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 04:55
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has ordered an internal audit of its recordkeeping, officials said Friday, outlining a top-to-bottom look at the agency's practices in the aftermath of revelations that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton used a private email account and server during her tenure.

State capital gains tax part of House Democrats' budget plan

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 02:58
House Democrats on Friday released a two-year budget plan that proposes a capital gains tax as part of nearly $1.5 billion in new revenue to address a court mandate on education spending.

Washington state woman sues scope maker over 'superbug'

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 00:56
SEATTLE (AP) - A Washington state woman who says she developed a "superbug" infection at a Seattle hospital has filed a lawsuit against the maker of medical scopes linked to similar infections across the U.S. Debbie Newton, 54, says she contracted the infection in 2013 while at Harborview Medical Center ...

Washington State dismisses CB Sebastian LaRue

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 01:09
Washington State took a hit to its depth at cornerback just before the start of spring practice.

Washington softball beats Portland State, 9-0

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 21:53
Washington opened its four-game trip by beating Portland State in a midweek nonconference game, 9-0, in six innings Wednesday night in Hillsboro, Ore.

Washington softball beats Portland State, 9-0

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 16:51
Washington opened its four-game trip by beating Portland State in a midweek nonconference game, 9-0, in six innings Wednesday night in Hillsboro, Ore.

WSU medical school in Spokane gets Senate OK - Thu, 26 Mar 2015 PST

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 15:16
OLYMPIA – Washington State University should soon have the authority to start a new medical school on its Spokane campus. The question now is, will it have the money to do that? On Wednesday, the Senate voted 47-1 to send Gov. Jay Inslee a bill repealing a 1917 law that says only the University of Washington can operate a state-sponsored medical school. Considering bills had passed both chambers ...

Legislature OKs bill paving way for WSU medical school

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 05:26
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A nearly-century old restriction giving the University of Washington in Seattle the exclusive right to operate a public medical school in the state of Washington was removed by the Legislature on Wednesday, opening the door for a new Washington State University medical school in Spokane. Senators ...

Washington State opens spring practice Thursday

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 04:58
Washington State begins the task of trying to rebound from a disappointing 2014 season when spring practice opens Thursday. The Cougars will have 15 practice dates in Pullman and play the annual Crimson and Gray game on April 25 in Spokane. The Cougars opened with losses to Rutgers and Nevada and never recovered. Their wins came against Portland State, Utah and Oregon State.

Cops bust 'Interesting Man'

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 04:22
This Monday, March 23, 2015 photo by Washington State Patrol Trooper Tony Brock shows a cardboard cutout of the "The Most Interesting Man In The World," otherwise known as actor Jonathan Goldsmith, of Dos Equis beer TV commercial fame, strapped to the passenter seat of a driver who tried to use the image to qualify to drive the carpool lane on Interstate 5 near Fife, Wash. The trooper says it's ...

Washington Driver Ticketed for Carpooling with Cardboard Cutout of Dos Equis Man

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 02:00
Washington State Patrol officer Guy Gill tweeted a photo of the cardboard cutout alongside the caption, "I don't always violate the HOV lane law...but when I do, I get a $124 ticket! We'll give him an A for creativity!"

Washington state driver ticketed for 'most interesting' use of HOV lane

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:31
A driver traveling through Washington state in the HOV lane was pulled over Monday after a state trooper saw an interesting passenger in the front seat.

Effort to raise smoking age in Washington to 21

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 10:02
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson wants Washington to lead the country by being the first state to raise the smoking age to 21 years old. He delivered that testimony to the state House Finance Committee at a hearing Tuesday in Olympia.

Washington, Oregon, Alaska to investigate Premera cyberattack and response

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 07:48
OLYMPIA, Wash. - Washington state's insurance commissioner announced Tuesday a multistate investigation into this winter's cyberattack on Premera Blue Cross.

Washington, Oregon, Alaska to investigate Premera cyberattack and response

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 07:48
OLYMPIA, Wash. - Washington state's insurance commissioner announced Tuesday a multistate investigation into this winter's cyberattack on Premera Blue Cross.

State Patrol: Cardboard cutout of ad's 'Most Interesting Man' fails as carpool 'passenger'

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 07:47
A Washington State Patrol trooper says it's by far the best carpool scam he's seen, but it didn't work.

Multistate investigation announced into Premera cyberattack

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 07:47
Washington state's insurance commissioner announced Tuesday a multistate investigation into this winter's cyberattack on Premera Blue Cross. Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler said he plans to work with ...

Multistate investigation announced into Premera cyberattack

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 07:47
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state's insurance commissioner announced Tuesday a multistate investigation into this winter's cyberattack on Premera Blue Cross.

Republicans renewing calls for state auditor to take leave

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 07:16
Republican legislative leaders renewed calls Tuesday for Democratic Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley to take a leave of absence while a federal investigation surrounding him plays out. Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler also said that Kelley should be more transparent about the events that have led to federal agencies to seek documents from his home and office as well as records related ...