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Washington state middle school closed after letter threatens violence

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 02:15
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state middle close was closed for a second day on Thursday as police investigated a letter left in a hallway that threatened violence against four staff members, school officials said. The anonymous writer of the typed letter, which was found outside a teacher's classroom in the Seattle suburb of Issaquah on Wednesday, made reference to having access to guns, the ...

WGL’s Washington Gas Energy Services Win Bid to Provide Natural Gas to State Agencies in Delaware

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 21:00
WGL Holdings, Inc. announces that its subsidiary, Washington Gas Energy Services, recently won the contract to supply natural gas to 145 State of Delaware accounts. Those accounts include school districts, college campuses, correctional facilities and a state hospital.

Kemp leads No. 16 Washington to rout of Grambling State

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 15:18
SEATTLE (AP) Shawn Kemp Jr. scored 13 of his 21 points in the first half, Andrew Andrews added 16 points and No. 16 Washington raced past Grambling State 86-38 on Wednesday night.

No. 16 Washington routs Grambling State 86-38

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 15:04
SEATTLE (AP) -- In previous seasons when Washington was playing lesser competition and was clearly the more dominant side, coach Lorenzo Romar would invariably burn a timeout at some point to remind and refocus his team.

No. 16 Washington hammers Grambling State

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 14:18
No. 16 Washington hammers Grambling State

No. 16 Washington Routs Grambling State 86-38

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 14:15
Shawn Kemp Jr., Robert Upshaw lead No. 16 Washington to 86-38 rout of Grambling State

Washington State signs two JC players from California

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:27
Safety Shalom Luani and defensive end Jeremiah Mitchell will join the Cougars in time for the start of the spring semester.

Washington State signs two JC players from California

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:12
Safety Shalom Luani and defensive end Jeremiah Mitchell will join the Cougars in time for the start of the spring semester.

Washington governor unveils carbon cap-and-trade plan

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:33
By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Washington Governor Jay Inslee on Wednesday laid out a plan for a carbon cap-and-trade program aimed at fighting global warming and raising $1 billion a year for state schools and public transportation initiatives, but he will first need the support of a divided state legislature. The program would place an overall limit, or cap, on the amount of carbon ...

Washington governor proposes carbon pollution cap

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:04
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday proposed an ambitious cap-and-trade program to require the state's largest industrial polluters to pay for every ton of carbon they release.

Washington governor proposes carbon pollution cap

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:04
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday proposed an ambitious cap-and-trade program to require the state's largest industrial polluters to pay for every ton of carbon they release. The proposal was part ...

State wins $65 million grant for health-care effort

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:04
Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that Washington state has been awarded a $65 million federal grant to fund an effort to deliver better health care more efficiently.

State wins $65 million grant for health-care effort

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:04
Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that Washington state has been awarded a $65 million federal grant to fund an effort to deliver better health care more efficiently.

Pac-12 predictions: Washington looking to stay perfect against Grambling State

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 06:27
Not a whole lot of mystery to Washington's game against Grambling State. The 16th-ranked Huskies can name score Wednesday night at Alaska Airlines Arena. They could win by 50 points if they wanted to. Seriously. Grambling State is that bad. The Tigers have dropped two 52-point defeats (at George Washington and Purdue) this season. And at times Washington has been really, really good. The Huskies ...

Obstacles remain for selling local spuds or jets to Cuba

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 05:16
Washington state is a long way from Cuba, but it could become a modest market for the state’s agricultural products and airplanes once trade policies and banking restrictions are normalized.

Selling local spuds or jets to Cuba still faces obstacles

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 04:43
Washington state is a long way from Cuba, but it could become a modest market for the state’s agricultural products and airplanes once trade policies and banking restrictions are normalized.

State unemployment rate increases to 6.2 percent

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 03:15
The unemployment rate in Washington state has increased for the third month in a row, according to the latest report released Wednesday by the state's Employment Security Department.

Washington unemployment rate increases to 6.2 percent

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 02:59
The unemployment rate in Washington state has increased for the third month in a row. The jobless rate for November was 6.2 percent, up from 6 percent in October, according to the latest report from the state's Employment Security Department. That increase comes despite an estimated 6,800 new jobs that were created from October to November, officials say. Industries that saw the biggest gains in ...

State jobless rate rises to 6.2% in November

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 02:56
The Seattle-Bellevue-Everett area saw a slight decrease in the unemployment rate, to 4.7 percent from 4.8 percent in October.

Bird flu in Washington state: USDA

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 01:33
Two strains of avian influenza have been confirmed in wild birds in Washington state but there is no immediate cause for public health concerns.