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Washington activists hope to quality carbon tax for state ballot

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 14:55
Freelancer -- If you were at the Seattle Mariners season opener Monday you might have run into some folks with clipboards, gathering signatures for a newly-announced Washington state initiative for 2016 that would tax carbon emissions. The circulation of petitions to put Initiative 732 on the 2016 ballot signals a new strategy ...

Spring Football Update: EWU and WSU Moving On From 2014 Smoothly

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 13:26
SWX's John Collett and Lindsay Joy hit the road to Pullman and Cheney, respectively, this week to catch up with Washington State and Eastern Washington as their Spring football practices hit full stride.

Snowpack Levels Continue to Worry Officials; Responsible Gardening Can Help Save Water

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 11:11
Washington State Department of Ecology officials are worried about the future of water in the state and the governor has already declared a drought emergency in three regions of the state, including the Yakima River Basin.

State Dept. recommends removing Cuba from terrorism list

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 09:45
WASHINGTON — The State Department has sent a recommendation to the White House that Cuba be removed from the State Sponsors of Terrorism List, paving the way for the White House to announce its intent to de-list Cuba as early as Thursday, two administration officials tell CNN. In making the recommendation, the State Department has […]

Washington state bill addresses rape kit backlog

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 07:51
KHQ.COM- Washington state is trying to figure out how to eliminate a stockpile of untested rape kits. There are nearly 6,000 untested kits statewide, and there are concerns that number could keep going up.House Bill 1068 is looking to give $2.75 million to Washington State Patrol crime labs to combat the issue.

Washington activists hope to quality carbon tax for state ballot

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 02:55
Freelancer -- If you were at the Seattle Mariners season opener Monday you might have run into some folks with clipboards, gathering signatures for a newly-announced Washington state initiative for 2016 that would tax carbon emissions. The circulation of petitions to put Initiative 732 on the 2016 ballot signals a new strategy ...

85K Raised for Washington Florist Who Refused Gay Couple

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:08
85K raised for Washington florist fined after refusing to sell same-sex couple wedding flowers

State buying 1,700 acres of forest on Olympic Peninsula

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 21:59
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Department of Natural Resources is buying more than 1,700 acres of forest land north of the Quinault Indian Reservation on the western Olympic Peninsula. Purchased for $5.2 million from The Nature Conservancy, the land will add to both wildlife habitat and working forests. The acreage will become part […]

Fewer White House state dinner invites under Obama

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 15:18
WASHINGTON (AP) — An invitation to a White House state dinner has always been one of Washington's most sought-after tickets. There's the elegant setting, VIP guests in tuxedos and designer gowns and a four-course meal served up by America's most famous kitchen.

State DOC community corrections officer arrested in child porn case

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 11:14
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says an Olympia man arrested for investigation of child pornography possession is a Washington Corrections Department community corrections officer. In a statement, the State Patrol said 38-year-old Michael C. Boone was arrested Tuesday after detectives with the patrol’s exploited children’s task force got a search warrant to […]

Major power outage sweeps Washington region

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 10:32
A power outage swept the Washington area, hitting the White House, the Capitol and the State Department and knocking out electricity for thousands around the US capital. Outages stretched from downtown Washington into neighboring Maryland, knocking power out for more than 2,500 people, according to area power companies. Washington power provider Pepco said the outage was caused by a dip in ...

Major power outage sweeps Washington region

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 07:24
A power outage swept the Washington area Tuesday, hitting the White House, the Capitol and the State Department and knocking out electricity for thousands around the US capital. Outages stretched from downtown Washington into neighboring Maryland, knocking power out for more than 2,500 people, according to area power companies. Washington power provider Pepco said the outage was caused by a dip ...

Washington activists hope to quality carbon tax for state ballot

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 04:25
Freelancer -- If you were at the Seattle Mariners season opener Monday you might have run into some folks with clipboards, gathering signatures for a newly-announced Washington state initiative for 2016 that would tax carbon emissions. The circulation of petitions to put Initiative 732 on the 2016 ballot signals a new strategy ...

Washington activists hope to quality carbon tax for state ballot

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 03:40
Freelancer -- If you were at the Seattle Mariners season opener Monday you might have run into some folks with clipboards, gathering signatures for a newly-announced Washington state initiative for 2016 that would tax carbon emissions. The circulation of petitions to put Initiative 732 on the 2016 ballot signals a new strategy ...

Flaw in reporting tribal cases stymies gun background checks

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 02:48
SEATTLE (AP) — A flawed reporting system between tribes and outside authorities allowed a man to buy a handgun later used by his son to kill four classmates and himself in Washington state — a problem state and federal agencies have long known about but haven't fixed.

State Department, White House Lose Electricity in Washington

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 02:03
Power outages across the Washington area knocked out electricity at the U.S. State Department and briefly disrupted activities at the White House, the Capitol and the city’s tourist attractions. Pepco started work to restore electricity to the State Department and other buildings in the area. It will take one to two hours until power is fully restored, according to an announcement over the State ...

State Senate proposes ending life sciences research fund

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:17
The Washington state Senate is proposing a budget that would close the Life Sciences Discovery Fund by the end of June. Click to Continue »

Washington state group pushing carbon tax initiative

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 10:06
SEATTLE (AP) - A group called Carbon Washington says it is gathering signatures for an initiative to tax carbon pollution.They want tax every metric ton of carbon dioxide emissions of fossil fuels sold or used in the state starting in 2017. The tax goes to $25 a ton in the second year, and gradually increases over time.Revenues would be used to cut the state sales tax by a point, eliminate ...

Donations top $100k for Washington florist who refused to serve gay wedding

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 03:02
Supporters have raised more than $100,000 to pay the legal fees of a Washington state florist who was sued for refusing to sell a gay couple flowers for their wedding because of her religious beliefs, an online donation site said on Monday. Friends of Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene's Flowers in the southeastern city of Richland, launched the donation drive on the Gofundme.com site last ...

Poll says state divided on Olympia budget brawl

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 02:37
The state’s voters are split, largely along party, lines on the very different budgets proposed by House Democrats and Senate Republicans to finance Washington state government over the next two years, according to a new Elway Poll. House Speaker Frank Chopp: House Democrats’ budget proposes a capital gains tax on high-income earners, in order to fund education and maintain state services ...