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NTSB: Bridge collapsed in Washington state because truck hit the structure

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 02:01
Investigators said an over-sized truck hit the bridge, causing a partial collapse last year.

NTSB: Bridge collapsed in Washington state because truck hit the structure

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 02:01
Investigators said an over-sized truck hit the bridge, causing a partial collapse last year.

NTSB: Bridge collapsed in Washington state because truck hit the structure

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 02:01
Investigators said an over-sized truck hit the bridge, causing a partial collapse last year.

State extends burn ban on DNR-protected land to Western Washington

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 02:00
With a heat wave rapidly increasing fire danger throughout the state, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is expanding the burn ban from DNR-protected lands in eastern Washington to include those west of the Cascades.

Washington state bridge collapse result of failed safety measures: NTSB

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 01:00
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state bridge collapse that sent two cars tumbling into a frigid river below after a commercial truck accidentally struck an overhead truss was the result of failed safety precautions and inadequate permitting for oversize loads, federal investigators said on Tuesday. The truck made it across the Skagit River Bridge along Interstate 5 in May ...

State launches new boating information app

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 00:47
Boaters who want to find out where to launch their boats or tie up for a weekend on the water can do so now through Washington Water Cruiser, a new app launched by the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO).

Guest: Thwart highway traffic jams with state, federal investment

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 09:50
Washington state needs Congress to act this summer by depositing funds into the Highway Trust Fund to ensure its solvency, writes guest columnist Steve Mullin.

Troopers: Motorcyclist tries to carjack vehicle, steals another car

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 08:11
Washington State Patrol troopers are looking for a motorcyclist who tried to carjack a vehicle from a woman who had kids with her Monday afternoon in Everett. On Monday night, troopers identified the man as 38-year-old William Westmoreland of Stanwood. Troopers said the incident started with a motorcycle crash on southbound Interstate 5, just south of 112th Street. According to troopers, the ...

State Patrol looking for man who crashed motorcycle on I-5, then tried to carjack vehicle

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 07:41
EVERETT — The Washington State Patrol is looking for a a 38-year-old Stanwood man who crashed a motorcycle on Interstate 5 near South Everett, then allegedly tried to carjack a vehicle before fleeing on foot and stealing a car in …

Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association Announces New Appointments to Board of Directors

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 03:44
The Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association, the state’s life sciences trade association, announced that its board of directors has appointed ten new members.

Washington state woman drowns in Montana

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 02:02
The Associated Press

Washington state woman drowns in Glacier park

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 01:05
WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) - A Washington state woman died a day after slipping and falling into a creek in Glacier National Park.Park officials say 33-year-old Abigail Sylvester of Buckley, Washington, was believed to be taking pictures Saturday afternoon when she slipped and fell into the fast-moving McDonald Creek.

Washington State Wildfire Grows to 34 Square Miles

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 06:16
The blaze was 22 percent contained, but crews were battling dry, hot conditions in their struggle to keep it from spreading.

Washington State Wildfire Grows to 34 Square Miles

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 06:02
The blaze was 22 percent contained, but crews were battling dry, hot conditions in their struggle to keep it from spreading.

Washington state has highest measles outbreak reported in 18 years

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 05:18
On Thursday July 10, Washington state health officials issued a statement regarding the highest number of measles cases since 1996. read more

The slow advance to getting high in the US

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 08:10
Legalised in Washington state and decriminalised in Brooklyn, weed has a big week

Washington State hit by epidemic of wildfires

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 03:17
Frances Burns SPOKANE, Wash., July 11 (UPI) -- A massive wildfire continued to spread Friday in central Washington State as hot dry weather fueled a rash of new blazes.

Washington State, battling five wildfires, braces for higher temperatures

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 01:15
The forecast in Washington State is for hot and dry weather through Tuesday. Meanwhile, officials step up patrols and public education, as firefighters struggle to contain five wildfires.

Washington State, battling five wildfires, braces for higher temperatures

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 01:02
Potentially record-high temperatures this weekend threaten to complicate firefighting efforts in Washington State, where five wildfires already are raging.  Hot and dry weather forecast for this weekend could exacerbate the 28-mile Mills Canyon Fire and lead to additional wildfire outbreaks, officials warn. The coming heat wave could bring temperatures in the triple digits, National Weather ...

Measles outbreaks hit 18-year high in Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 19:48
Washington state health officials reported on Thursday the highest number of measles cases since 1996 and urged residents to seek vaccinations against the preventable disease during the state's third outbreak of the virus this year.