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Washington river freed after world's biggest-ever dam removal

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:40
The biggest dam-removal project in history is complete and Washington state's Elwha River is running freely for the first time in more than a century.

US hostage held by Islamic State is female aid worker

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:11
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said. The 26-year-old woman is the third American known to have been kidnapped by the radical group.

Mike Leach says WSU has no injuries, though lineman on crutches proves otherwise

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:45
As Mike Leach's Washington State Cougars get ready to play Rutgers on Thursday, Leach says his team is 100 percent healthy.

Obama says 'justice will be done' for Islamic State killers

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:07
By Mark Felsenthal and Phil Stewart CHARLOTTE N.C./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama vowed "justice will be done" against the Islamic State killers of American journalist James Foley on Tuesday as the United States sought to identify targets for potential airstrikes in Syria. Obama's tough talk followed his decision to approve U.S. Justice will be done," Obama told veterans gathered ...

Bill Gates gives $1 million to gun control

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:47
Supporters of Washington State effort to require background checks on gun purchases report $1 million donation from Bill and Melinda Gates.

American woman is being held hostage in Syria

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:43
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said Tuesday. The 26-year-old woman is the third American known to have been kidnapped by the militant group.

Bill Gates and his wife give $1 million to gun control push

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:36
Supporters of Washington State effort to require background checks on gun purchases report $1 million donation from Bill and Melinda Gates.

Washington-Hawaii Preview

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:30
(AP) -- - Chris Petersen insists the opener for No. 25 Washington against Hawaii on Saturday carries no greater importance than any other season opener in his coaching career. Except that for the first time as a head coach, Petersen will be leading a team other than Boise State. My focus never changes on that.'' Petersen, one of the biggest names to change programs during the offseason, said the ...

Activists file complaint over 25 monkey deaths

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:06
EVERETT, Washington (AP) — An animal-rights group has filed a federal complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture against a research lab over the deaths of 25 monkeys shipped to northwestern Washington state.

Trial for Pennsylvania State Senator Leanna Washington could be rescheduled for fall

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 13:52
A Montgomery County judge said Aug. 21 the political corruption trial against State Senator LeAnna Washington could be scheduled for late October or early November pending a ruling on a change of venue motion.

BYU soccer: Brigham Young University draws Washington State, 0-0

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:29
The No. 22 BYU women’s soccer team played Washington State to a 0-0 stalemate in the Cougars' home opener Monday night...

BYU Women's Soccer: A pair of Cougars play to an overtime tie.

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:16
After two overtimes BYU and Washington State ended in a 0-0 tie after incredible defense spoiled the Cougars home opener. On a perfect night for soccer at South Field, a pair of Cougars fought hard and into the final minutes before both teams had nothing left and the game ended in a 0-0 tie after two overtimes.  Both teams are in the top 30 of the nation as BYU is ranked 22nd and Washington ...

1 wolf killed in Washington state to protect sheep and hunters searching for 3 more

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 05:22
One wolf has been killed by a hunter hired by Washington, a state where the animals have been regaining a foothold in recent years after being hunted to extinction in the early 1900s.

Washington state lauded for cautious approach to pot sales

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 05:20
After voters in Washington state and Colorado made history by legalizing marijuana in November 2012, Colorado hit the finish line first, opening its pot stores to big fanfare on Jan. Click to Continue »

Bill Gates, wife, donate $1M to gun initiative

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 05:18
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, have donated $1 million to a Washington state campaign seeking to expand background checks on gun sales, bringing the total amount the campaign has brought in up to nearly $6 million.

Hunter hired by Washington state kills 1 wolf

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 05:08
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — One wolf has been killed by a hunter hired by Washington, a state where the animals have been regaining a foothold in recent years after being hunted to extinction in the early 1900s.

Hunter Hired by Washington State Kills 1 Wolf

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 04:39
1 wolf killed in Washington state to protect sheep and hunters searching for 3 more

Trial for Pennsylvania State Senator Leanna Washington could be rescheduled for fall

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 03:19
A Montgomery County judge said Aug. 21 the political corruption trial against State Senator LeAnna Washington could be scheduled for late October or early November pending a ruling on a change of venue motion.

ASU vs. Weber State: Whip the Wildcats

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:46
If it weren't for a phone call after the 2012 college football season, there is a chance that redshirt junior defensive back Jordan Simone isn't wearing maroon and gold. After graduating from Skyline High School in Sammamish, Washington in 2011, he walked on at Washington State. Current Arizona State co-defensive coordinator in charge of safeties and defensive backs Chris Ball was the defensive ...

Washington state OKs hunt for wolves killing sheep

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 23:40
State officials approved the killing of a portion of a wolf pack in northeast Washington, sending hunters aboard a helicopter during the weekend to take aim at the wolves.