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FBI joins search for missing Washington state girl

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 16:54
More than 100 officers from 10 law enforcement agencies are involved in the search for a 6-year-old girl who disappeared from her Washington state home over the weekend, sheriff's officials said Tuesday.

Leach, staff earn raises from Washington St.

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:55
After they led Washington State to its first bowl game since 2003, coach Mike Leach and his assistant coaches are being rewarded with raises.

More wildfire evacuations feared as winds fan flames in Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:34
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - Crews battling to contain a wildfire burning close to a city in Washington state said stronger winds forecast for Tuesday could push flames into surrounding canyons, and urged people to be ready for more evacuations. About 180 homes closest to the so-called Snag Canyon blaze remained under evacuation orders, while residents in Ellensburg, a city of about ...

Washington ferry system cannot confirm sighting of missing Oregon mom

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:39
Surveillance video from the Washington state ferry system cannot confirm that a missing Dundee, Oregon, woman was aboard, local authorities told Fox News Tuesday.

Washington ferry system cannot confirm sighting of missing Oregon mom

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:39
Surveillance video from the Washington state ferry system cannot confirm that a missing Dundee, Oregon, woman was aboard, local authorities told Fox News Tuesday.

Kansas Senate race headlines 4-state primary day

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:52
WASHINGTON (AP) — Incumbent lawmakers in Kansas, Michigan and Missouri sought to repel challenges from within their party as a busy month of primaries got underway Tuesday. Voters in Washington state, meanwhile, considered a replacement for a two-decade congressional Republican who is retiring.

State Transportation Commission releases draft of Washington Transportation Plan 2035

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:22
Plan recognizes importance of diverse transportation network for Puget Sound region and Olympic Peninsula

State Transportation Commission releases draft of Washington Transportation Plan 2035

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:22
Plan recognizes importance of diverse transportation network for Puget Sound region and Olympic Peninsula

Agressive West Coast Wildfire Season Burns a Dozen Washington Homes

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:16
A newly sparked wildfire was burning unchecked on Monday in central Washington state, charring about a dozen homes and threatening wide evacuations as crews scrambled to contain the blaze in an... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Affinor Growers Set to Produce Health Canada Standard Marijuana in the US After Closing Good to Grow 49% Acquisition ...

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 21:47
Affinor Growers Inc. is excited to announce the acquisition of a 49% interest in Good to Grow LLC , a medical Marijuana dispensary and grower located on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.

Washington, Gonzaga to renew in-state series in 2016-17

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 18:56
After a decade-long layoff, Washington and Gonzaga are finally getting together on the basketball court again.

Washington State raises Mike Leach’s salary by $500,000

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:01
Cougars also adds $500,000 to the salary pool for assistant coaches

Insurance commissioner talks about benefits of Obamacare for Whatcom County

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 08:42
BELLINGHAM - The Washington state insurance commissioner praised a Bellingham-based nonprofit for it

Research on 'Colorado's Rollout of Legal Marijuana is Succeeding'

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 08:17
Washington state is the second state to legalize marijuana for recreational use and may want to take notes.

Wildfires menace homes in 3 Western states

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 08:11
BURNEY, Calif. (AP) — Humid conditions gave crews hope in their battle against two wildfires in Northern California that have scorched more than 100 square miles and are menacing a small town on Monday, at a time when firefighters in Oregon and Washington state also aim to combat destructive blazes.

Washington, Gonzaga to renew series in 2016-17

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:27
After a decade-long layoff, Washington and Gonzaga are finally getting together on the basketball court again. ''This series is great for the fans of our state,'' Washington coach Lorenzo Romar said in a statement. ''The fans have shown that they really appreciate the game with Washington and Gonzaga. There was a proposal for a series of ''neutral site'' games played at KeyArena in Seattle ...

Washington state mother pleads not guilty in death of toddler

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 06:51
A Washington state woman locked in a custody battle pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of murdering her toddler and badly wounding her teenage daughter in an Oregon hotel room, court officials said. Jessica Smith, 40, was arraigned in a court in Clastop County a day after authorities found her sheltering in her car on a logging road near Cannon Beach, 80 miles west of Portland, law ...

Washington-Gonzaga renew cross-state rivalry

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 05:05
After a 10-year hiatus, one of the most heated rivalries in the Northwest will return after Washington and Gonzaga agreed to a four-year series starting in 2016. The games will alternate between UW's Alaska Airlines Arena and the Spokane Arena.

Washington State Stone Fruit Season the Sweetest Yet

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 04:00
YAKIMA, Wash., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stone fruit from Washington state, including juicy peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums and prunes are now available on store shelves nationwide while the season lasts, approximately through mid-September. Thanks to the early summer weather in Washington, stone fruit farmers are anticipating a slightly larger crop with some of the sweetest, juiciest ...

Mom accused of killing her toddler, cutting teen

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 03:49
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Washington state woman going through a divorce and custody battle is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter and severely cutting her teenage daughter at a popular inn on the northern Oregon coast, a crime that has shocked tourists and residents.