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Washington ranks 13th in nation in overall health

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 13:15
Washington moved up a notch in America’s Health Rankings this year, with high marks for healthy-weight newborns and physical activity, but ongoing problems with whooping cough and drug-related deaths.

Ex-Washington legislator shot and killed in Barrow, Alaska

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 09:41
Former Washington State Rep. Brian Sullivan was shot and killed Monday night in the Alaskan Arctic village of Barrow, where Sullivan was an assistant district attorney and had lived since 2012. The death is considered a homicide and a suspect, Ronald Fischer, 47, is in custody, Alaska Dispatch News reported on Tuesday. Fischer had a previous Barrow court conviction for multiple assaults. He has ...

Man arrested in death of former Washington lawmaker in Alaska

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 05:03
A former Washington state representative working as an assistant district attorney in Alaska was killed Monday night in a shooting.

Washington State QB Connor Halliday honored with billboard in Spokane (Photo)

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 23:33
Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday was honored by his hometown.

Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Selects InDemand Interpreting to Provide Video Remote Interpreting ...

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 21:00
SEATTLE, Dec. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) announced a new program for injured workers and crime victims needing language services. The program ...

US state lawmakers launch gun control coalition

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:42
WASHINGTON - State lawmakers have launched a nationwide non-partisan coalition to combat gun violence, in part because the US Congress has failed to reform gun laws, members of the group said on Monday. Some 200 lawmakers from 50 states have joined the alliance, American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention, said the group's founder, Democratic New York State Assembly member Brian ...

Jail wait lists not that bad, state says

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 09:32
SEATTLE — Washington state, under scrutiny for holding mentally ill people in jails instead of providing timely competency evaluations and treatment, is fighting efforts to have a federal judge rule quickly in favor of the defendants.

Jail wait lists not that bad, state says

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 09:27
SEATTLE — Washington state, under scrutiny for holding mentally ill people in jails instead of providing timely competency evaluations and treatment, is fighting efforts to have a federal judge rule quickly in favor of the defendants.

Washington State nixes Mike Leach rumor, #WSURumors is born

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 06:13
The rumor mill can be an interesting place. One unsubstantiated rumor can be posted to Twitter and more than 300 retweets later, it is somehow taken as fact. That was the case Sunday night when a Texas-based television reporter gave legs to the idea that Washington State coach Mike Leach would be interested in coaching at Houston. It never passed the smell test, but weirder things have happened ...

State lawmakers launch gun control coalition

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 06:00
By Lacey Johnson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - State lawmakers have launched a nationwide non-partisan coalition to combat gun violence, in part because the Congress has failed to reform gun laws, members of the group said on Monday. Some 200 lawmakers from 50 states have joined the alliance, American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention, said the group's founder, Democratic New York State ...

Jail wait lists not that bad, state says

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 03:14
SEATTLE — Washington state, under scrutiny for holding mentally ill people in jails instead of providing timely competency evaluations and treatment, is fighting efforts to have a federal judge rule quickly in favor of the defendants.

Feds say nuke facility cleanup deadlines sought by Washington state would cost $18 billion

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 02:34
RICHLAND, Wash. — Cleanup deadlines sought by the state of Washington for the nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site would require an extra $18 billion over the next 14 years and should be rejected as too expensive, the federal government said in a court filing.

Feds: Nuke Site Cleanup Request Is Too Expensive

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 02:30
Feds say nuke facility cleanup deadlines sought by Washington state would cost $18 billion

Washington State LB Darryl Monroe reportedly quits team

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 23:56
One of the leaders of Washington State’s defense has left the team.

Nhale (NHLE) Submits LOI to Washington Marijuana Producer Following Financial Review

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 21:30
Nhale Inc. today announced it has delivered a letter of intent to a profitable outdoor marijuana grower in Washington state. The grower is a licensed producer helping supply an exploding demand for legal ...

Washington State Department Selects VIP and FAST for Prorate and Fuel Tax Project

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 21:12
Visionary Integration Professionals , a leading provider of technology solutions that drive enterprise performance, today announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide the Washington State Department ...

Barnard Griffin Winery Launches New Look, New Label, New Packaging

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 19:05
RICHLAND, Wash., Dec. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rob Griffin holds the honor of being Washington State's most enduring winemaker. He has been making wine on a continuous basis in Washington since 1977, longer ...

Washington dropping mandate to replace license plates - Mon, 08 Dec 2014 PST

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 16:28
The Washington state law that requires vehicle owners to buy new license plates after seven years is being rescinded in favor of letting owners keep their plates for as long as they want. Starting Jan. 1, it is possible for owners to keep their plates even when they buy a new vehicle.

Washington dropping mandate to replace license plates - Mon, 08 Dec 2014 PST

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 16:28
The Washington state law that requires vehicle owners to buy new license plates after seven years is being rescinded in favor of letting owners keep their plates for as long as they want. Starting Jan. 1, it is possible for owners to keep their plates even when they buy a new vehicle.

Washington knocks off No. 13 San Diego State 49-36

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 13:10
SEATTLE (AP) -- Lorenzo Romar and Washington are tired of being an afterthought. They want to return the Huskies to the Pac-12 elite and the national conversation.