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5 things to know about Clinton's State Department emails

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 08:26
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a personal email account for State Department business has prompted questions about secrecy and the rules that govern the communications of senior government officials.

Washington state spill covers 50 birds in used motor oil

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 08:17
In this aerial photo taken Monday, March 2, 2015, and provided by the Washington Dept. of Ecology, oil makes a slick on the Sulphur Creek near where it flows into the the Yakima River near Sunnyside, Wash. The Washington state Ecology Department said Tuesday, March 3, 2015, that about 50 birds have been covered in oil from the spill that leaked as much as 1,500 gallons of used motor oil into ...

Lawsuit seeks to stop agency from killing protected Washington state wolves

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 07:28
Conservation groups sued a branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday, accusing its agents of violating a federal environmental law when they killed a protected female breeding wolf in Washington state. Groups represented by the Western Law Environmental Center say the USDA's Wildlife Services agency indiscriminately shot, trapped and poisoned animals to benefit the agricultural ...

Washington House readies its version of pot-market overhaul

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 07:25
With the state Senate passing a bill to regulate medical marijuana, Washington's House of Representatives is preparing its own version of a pot-market overhaul, one that could cut prices at licensed recreational stores

Washington state spill covers 50 birds in used motor oil

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:03
In this aerial photo taken Monday, March 2, 2015, and provided by the Washington Dept. of Ecology, oil makes a slick on the Sulphur Creek near where it flows into the the Yakima River near Sunnyside, Wash. The Washington state Ecology Department said Tuesday, March 3, 2015, that about 50 birds have been covered in oil from the spill that leaked as much as 1,500 gallons of used motor oil into ...

Clinton used personal email account as Secretary of State

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:33
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton used a personal email account during her time as secretary of state, rather than a government-issued email address, potentially hampering efforts to archive official government documents required by law.

General: 8,500 Islamic State fighters killed in Iraq so far

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:14
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S.-led military coalition in Iraq has killed more than 8,500 Islamic State fighters since its bombing campaign began in August and has gained the upper hand, the top general overseeing the coalition said Tuesday.

Senate passes bill to ban pot vending machines, drive-throughs

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 23:38
The Washington state Senate has passed a bill to forbid selling marijuana through a drive-through window or in a vending machine. In a 47-0 vote Monday, Senators voted to add the new restriction to the state's legalized trade in recreational marijuana, which is restricted to sales in state-licensed stores. Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, said the bill would keep marijuana-laced edible ...

Driver taken to hospital after rollover on Highway 395

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 16:51
The Washington State Patrol says the driver of an SUV was taken to the hospital after rolling his vehicle late Monday night. The crash happened along US 395 south of Hatch Rd. in Spokane just before midnight.

Washington State Sets Strange Quadruple Ball Screen Against UCLA (VIDEO)

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:47
During Washington State's Pac-12 matchup vs. UCLA on Sunday, Cougars head coach Ernie Kent called for an unorthodox four-man ball screen to spring guard Ike Iroegbu. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_GB/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs ...

State Senate passes bill to ban marijuana vending machines

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:43
The Washington state Senate has passed a bill to forbid selling marijuana through a drive-through window or in a vending machine.

State Senate passes bill to ban marijuana vending machines

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:43
The Washington state Senate has passed a bill to forbid selling marijuana through a drive-through window or in a vending machine.

Senate passes bill to ban marijuana vending machines and drive-throughs

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:24
The Washington state Senate has passed a bill to forbid selling marijuana through a drive-through window or in a vending machine. In a 47-0 vote Monday, Senators voted to add the new restriction to the state's legalized trade in recreational marijuana, which is restricted to sales in state-licensed stores. Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, said the bill would keep marijuana-laced edible ...

Up to 1,500 gallons of motor oil leak into Washington state creek, Yakima River

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 07:23
As much as 1,500 gallons of used motor oil leaked from an above-ground storage tank in Washington state into a creek that flows into the Yakima River, vital to the apple-growing state's agricultural hub, officials said on Monday. The cause of the spill on Sunday from the tank at a former feed lot near Sunnyside, about 170 miles southeast of Seattle, was under investigation. Department of Ecology ...

Washington state school will not reopen cafeteria after shooting rampage

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 04:06
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state high school where five students died in a shooting rampage last October has decided to permanently close the cafeteria where the violence unfolded, a spokesman for the school said on Monday.

Washington state school will not reopen cafeteria after shooting rampage

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 03:36
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state high school where five students died in a shooting rampage last October has decided to permanently close the cafeteria where the violence unfolded, a spokesman for the school said on Monday. The cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School has been sealed off since a 15-year-old freshman opened fire at a table filled with his friends and cousins in October ...

State not interested in letting Navy use land for exercises

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 02:58
Washington state has told the U.S. Navy that it's not interested in allowing state lands on the Olympic Peninsula to be used for electronic warfare exercises.

Washington school won't reopen cafeteria where students shot

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 02:27
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A high school in Washington state won't reopen the cafeteria where a student fatally shot four friends and wounded another before killing himself last October.

Justices seem skeptical of independent electoral map drawers

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:58
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is casting a skeptical eye on voter-approved commissions that draw a state's congressional district boundaries.

UCLA holds fourth place in Pac-12 after win over Washington State

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 14:46
Tony Parker slept in on a rainy Sunday morning, causing him to show up late to shootaround. His UCLA teammates were nearly as lackadaisical in the first half against Washington State.