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WA State GOP Donates $89K To Clark County Candidate

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:57
The Washington State Republican Party has made campaign donations totaling $89,000 to Jeanne Stewart, a Republican candidate for Clark County Commissioner. An analysis of campaign finance data by OPB News shows the state Republican Party gave more to Stewart than to any other state or local candidate this year.

Washington GOP Donates $89K To Clark County Candidate

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:57
The Washington State Republican Party has made campaign donations totaling $89,000 to Jeanne Stewart, a Republican candidate for Clark County Commissioner.

King County Sheriff backs Oregon pot legalization

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:52
A prominent law enforcement official in Washington state says in ads set to air Tuesday in Oregon that his state's regulations involving legalized recreational marijuana are working.

King County Sheriff backs Oregon pot legalization

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:17
A prominent law enforcement official in Washington state says in ads set to air Tuesday in Oregon that his state's regulations involving legalized recreational marijuana are working.

Washington sheriff backs Oregon pot legalization

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 06:46
A major law enforcement official in neighboring Washington state is throwing his support behind the Oregon measure that would legalize recreational marijuana.

Washington state radio towers near border in Tsawwassen turned down

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 04:39
A Washington state county authority turned down Tuesday an application to build radio towers just a few hundred metres from the Canada-U.S. border near Tsawwassen.

One American released from North Korea, two remain

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 02:28
WASHINGTON (AP) — American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in North Korea are still being held.

State Department: 1 American detainee released in North Korea

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:55
WASHINGTON - American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in North Korea are still being held.

US: 1 American released from North Korea

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:49
WASHINGTON (AP) American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes...

New Report from Washington Roundtable and The Boston Consulting Group: $7 Billion Investment in Washington ...

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:30
The Washington Roundtable and The Boston Consulting Group today released research assessing the economic impact of the components of transportation proposals that received the broadest support from policymakers in Washington state during the past two legislative sessions.

State highlights: Calif. ballot measure updates; Va. prison health care budget shortfall

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:57
A selection of health policy stories from California, Arizona, Maine, South Dakota, Virginia, Maryland, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Texas, Washington state and Missouri.

Gun-Control Battle Swings to Washington State

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 22:54
The center of the national debate over firearm background checks has, for the moment, moved to Washington state.

Washington women’s soccer shuts out Oregon State

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:54
The Huskies win 3-0 for their fourth consecutive victory

Former Washington state man dies in Montana crash

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:52
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Authorities have identified a 36-year-old man who died in a one-vehicle crash in southwestern Montana over the weekend.

Islamic State oil output was $2 million/day before air strikes: IHS

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:46
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Islamic State militants were producing about $2 million worth of crude oil per day in Iraq and Syria before recent U.S.-led air strikes, possibly more than double the amount heard in U.S. congressional testimony last month, the research firm IHS said on Monday. The group of Sunni extremists controlled as much as 350,000 barrels per day of crude oil, but was able to produce ...

Stealth Gun Control Initiative Too Close to Call In Washington State

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 20:15
I-594 has been cleverly drafted to sound like it merely makes small changes to gun laws, not a flat-out ban or gun registration scheme. This is why it is so dangerous. People are less likely to oppose it; in fact, polls show that even a majority of gun owners - 54 percent of the 35 percent of Washington residents who own a gun - are in favor of it.

US drops arms, ammunition to Kurds battling IS in Kobane

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 15:48
Washington (AFP) - The American military airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurds fighting the Islamic State group in the flashpoint Syrian town of Kobane, in a move that could anger ally Turkey.

WSU's Halliday retains passing yards lead

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 15:18
Washington State probably won't even reach a bowl game this season.

Cougars defeat Ducks in double OT - Mon, 20 Oct 2014 PST

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 15:12
Mariah Powers’ first goal for the Washington State Cougars couldn’t have come at a better time. Powers, a junior, scored in the second overtime – at the 106:40 mark – to propel the Cougars (8-3-2, 3-2-1 Pac-12) to a 1-0 victory over the Oregon Ducks (6-6-2, 2-3-1) in Pacific-12 Conference women’s soccer action on Sunday in Pullman.

Rival gun measures on ballot in Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:37
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Two competing measures on the Washington state ballot this fall ask voters to take a stance on expanded background checks for gun sales. One is seeking universal checks for all sales and transfers, including private transactions. The other would prevent any such expansion.