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Pam Roach, once booted from GOP caucus, elected state Senate president

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 07:23
State Sen. Pam Roach: She was once booted from Senate Republican Caucus for abusive treatment of staff. On Monday, she was elected President Pro Tem of the Washington State Senate. State Sen. Pam Roach, banned from the Senate Republican Caucus in 2010, was elected on Monday as president pro tem of the Washington State Senate in a coup that bore Democratic footprints. Roach was elected on a 25-24 ...

Fitch Rates Washington's $1B GO Bonds 'AA+'; Outlook Stable

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 06:37
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA+' rating to the following state of Washington general obligation bonds:

Washington State Carbon Plan Shows How To Reduce Global Warming

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 00:45
The tools of economics and the power of capitalism can be harnessed to protect the environment, the obvious application being reducing carbon emissions. By making carbon more expensive, presumably pollution would fall. By refunding the money back to taxpayers, presumably the economy would take no hit. The average person would pay a few hundred dollars a year more for fossil fuels and a few ...

Washington State University runs $13M deficit last year

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 22:43
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State University athletic department ran a $13 million deficit at the end of 2014. Spending rose to nearly $60 million, about $10 million more than in 2013. Athletic Director Bill Moos tells The Spokesman-Review (http://bit.ly/1IjR79C) the spending included buying out the ...

Olympia Watch: Besides money, what will lawmakers debate?

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 21:15
Washington state lawmakers convene today in Olympia, where hulking budget decisions loom. The Legislature must show the state Supreme Court that it is making substantial progress on increasing public school spending under the court's McCleary ruling and must deal with a sweeping class

Cougars Fall in Overtime to No. 15 Stanford

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 15:04
PULLMAN, Wash. –Washington State took No. 15/14 Stanford University to overtime but the upset bid came up short, allowing the Cardinal to escape with an 86-76 victory in Beasley Coliseum Sunday.The Cougars (10-5, 1-3 Pac-12) held the lead for much of the game before a late flurry by the 14-time Pac-12 Conference regular-season champion Cardinal sent the game to overtime where a couple clutch ...

NC State hands No. 2 Duke its 1st loss in 87-75 upset

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 07:39
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Kyle Washington hopped on a courtside table to celebrate amid a crowd of North Carolina State fans jumping around at midcourt. Anthony ''Cat'' Barber posed with fans taking selfies amid the chaos.

NC State hands No. 2 Duke its 1st loss in 87-75 upset

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 07:37
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Washington hopped on a courtside table to celebrate amid a crowd of North Carolina State fans jumping around at midcourt. Anthony "Cat" Barber posed with fans taking selfies amid the chaos.

NC State hands No. 2 Duke its 1st loss in 87-75 upset

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 07:37
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Washington hopped on a courtside table to celebrate amid a crowd of North Carolina State fans jumping around at midcourt. Anthony "Cat" Barber posed with fans taking selfies amid the chaos.

No. 15 Stanford holds off Washington State 86-76 in OT

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 07:34
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Amber Orrange scored 19 points, Bonnie Samuelson added 18 and No. 15 Stanford needed overtime to hold off Washington State 86-76 on Sunday.

A Washington State Foster Mom could lose one of her children because she refuses to abide by a state mandate for ...

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 07:13
A Washington state foster mom says she may lose the two-week-old boy under her care all over flu shots. Jamie Smith is holding her newest addition to her foster home. Seven other babies have come through her home including bonnie, who is now four and adopted by the smith family. ...

Washington State looks confident in road victory over UW

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 08:27
Cougars get 25 points from DaVonte Lacy and strong effort from Ike Iroegbu to stun Huskies, 80-77.

Three impressions: Washington State 80, Washington 77

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 08:24
Washington lost again. This time 80-77 to Washington State. That's four straight defeats for the Huskies, which fell to 11-4, 0-3 Pac-12. Here's a few thoughts. FRONT LINE DEPTH BECOMING AN ISSUE - As strange as it may sound, today was the first time the Huskies may have missed Desmond Simmons , their senior forward who transferred to Saint Mary's during the offseason. For the second straight ...

Washington State holds off late Washington surge, 80-77

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 08:04
SEATTLE (AP) -- A January win doesn't make or break a season. It also doesn't guarantee a successful final two months of basketball.

Romar shoulders blame as Washington's slide hits four games

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 07:43
Huskies fall to last place in the Pac-12 after loss to Washington State

Washington St. holds of late Washington surge, 80-77

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 07:00
Curtis High School product DaVonte Lacy hit six straight free throws down the stretch and finished with 25 points as Washington State held off a late Washington surge to earn an 80-77 win on Saturday.

Game report: Washington State 80, Washington 77

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 06:54
GAME REPORT – Washington State 80, Washington 77. PLAYER OF THE GAME –DaVonte Lacy, the former standout at Tacoma's Curtis High, scored 25 points on Washington for the second straight game. He did last year in 7g-49 loss at Alaska Airlines Arena. And he did it again Saturday while converting 8 of 17 field goals. He made all seven free throws, including six in the final minute. TURNING POINT ...

2 state measles cases have ties to Disney theme parks

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 06:47
SEATTLE — Washington state health officials say an Aberdeen teenager and a California woman who visited several public spots in King and Snohomish counties have fallen ill with measles. Both had visited Disney theme parks in California last month.

Live updates: Washington State at Washington

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 19:57
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Pac-12 predictions:

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 19:54
The schedule says it's time for Washington to get right. The Huskies begin a three-game homestand against its Northwest rivals 12 p.m. Saturday starting with Washington State.