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Fast Enterprises Awarded Two Software Projects for State Motor Vehicle Agencies

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 18:00
Government software and consulting-services provider Fast Enterprises, LLC has been awarded two contracts to provide modernized software systems for North Dakota and Washington state motor vehicle agencies.

Boeing is top winner of state, local tax breaks

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 17:54
Boeing is the biggest winner of state and local tax incentives, receiving more than $13 billion of them, according to a nonprofit watchdog group that tracks the subsidies. Click to Continue »

Eastern Washington Draws Washington State In WNIT Opener

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 10:56
The Eastern Washington University women's basketball team has accepted a bid to the WNIT and will play Pac-12 member Washington State this Wednesday, Mar. 18.

WSU Selected To Second Straight WNIT

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 09:56
Washington State women's basketball earned its second straight postseason berth Monday, selected to the Postseason WNIT for the second consecutive season.

AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 07:56
Washington state at 4:45 p.m. The Seattle bureau can be reached at (800) 552-7694 or (206) 682-1812. The photo supervisor is at (206) 682-4801 or (800) 552-7694. For questions on stories from Olympia, call (360) 753-7222. For questions on Spokane-area stories, call Correspondent Nicholas Geranios at (800) 824-4928 or (509) ...

Gov. Inslee, Bellevue Nissan Open New EV Fast-Charging Depot

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 06:30
Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee today officially opened a first-of-its-kind EV fast-charging depot at the new Bellevue Nissan outside Seattle. The fast-charging depot features six

Washington judge hears testimony over long jail holds for mentally ill

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 04:42
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A federal judge who ruled last year that Washington state had violated the U.S. Constitution by holding criminal defendants in jail for extended periods while awaiting mental competency evaluations began hearing testimony on Monday about how to remedy the system. Washington state law requires mental competency evaluations be performed within seven days ...

Washington State Bank announces new leadership

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 02:20
Washington State Bank board of directors is pleased to announce that Steven A. Bohn has been named president and CEO of the bank, following the retirement of Keith Lazar. Lazar served in that capacity for 25 years. Bohn has held the office of executive vice president since 2008 and has been at Washington State Bank since 1991. He graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in agricultural ...

Washington Supreme Court to hear cases at Heritage University

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 01:57
Washington state Supreme Court travels to Toppenish to hear three cases at Heritage University.

Record flu season slowing down, but threat is not gone

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 00:29
SHORELINE — The Washington State Health Department says this year’s flu season was the deadliest on record. One-hundred twenty six people died this year as result of influenza. The flu is most dangerous for the elderly and people with pre-existing conditions, but everyone is at risk. The peak of the season is in January but people can […]

Washington State Court Issues Order Requiring Acucela to Hold Special Shareholders Meeting

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 10:37
Acucela Inc. , a clinical-stage biotechnology company that specializes in discovering and developing novel drug candidates to potentially treat and slow the progression of sight-threatening ophthalmic diseases, today announced that on March 13, 2015 , the Washington state superior court presiding over a previously-disclosed lawsuit filed by SBI Holdings, Inc.

Tough new exams in state test students’ math, reading skills

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 16:24
State students are starting to take a new set of online exams based on the national Common Core learning standards in reading and math.

Tough new exams in state test students’ math, reading skills

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 14:55
State students are starting to take a new set of online exams based on the national Common Core learning standards in reading and math.

Washington state rain no cure for drought, due to bleak snowpack

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 22:25
Californians take note: It is possible to have rain — lots of it — and still be plagued by drought.

Washington state rain no cure for drought, due to bleak snowpack

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 22:16
Californians take note: It is possible to have rain — lots of it — and still be plagued by drought.

A distraction in state government for women’s health

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 18:40
Lawmakers should be careful not to harm women’s health in Washington by proposing bills intended to exploit ideological divides.

For art’s sake - Sat, 14 Mar 2015 PST

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 15:18
The 12-foot blue heart statue that stands on the Washington State University campus has triggered many opinions since its installation in 2004 – some positive and some not. But the statue’s little-known price tag might cause the most conversation: $391,440.

State Dept: Most official email not auto-archived until Feb.

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 09:03
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department said Friday it was unable to automatically archive the emails of most of its senior officials until last month, which could mean potential problems for historical record-keeping amid criticism of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private email server while in office.

Washington state legal certificate program designed for those who can't afford lawyers

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 08:35
Special To The Washington Post. Michelle Cummings never went to law school. Her formal college education ended in 1998, with a paralegal studies degree from Highline Community College in Des Moines, Washington.

Washington state governor declares drought emergency

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 03:47
By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Washington state Governor Jay Inslee declared a drought emergency across three regions including key agricultural hubs of the U.S. Northwest State on Friday, citing near record low snowpack levels ahead of the spring runoff. Watersheds on the Olympic Peninsula, east side of the central Cascade Mountains including Yakima and Wenatchee, and Walla Walla ...