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Police think Washington mother accused of stabbing 3 small children may have been overwhelmed

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 02:22
A Washington state woman accused of stabbing her three small children may have been overwhelmed by the demands of caring for a 2-year-old toddler and 6-month-old twins while her soldier husband was frequently deployed, police said Monday.

Police: Mother accused of stabbing 3 kids was stressed

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 02:03
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state woman accused of stabbing her three small children may have been overwhelmed by the demands of caring for a 2-year-old toddler and 6-month-old twins while her soldier husband was frequently deployed, police said Monday.

Washington Physicians Want to Improve Patient Access to Care, Address Physician Shortages and Fund Mental/Behavioral ...

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 02:00
OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Washington state is facing critical issues of access to medical care, including a looming physician shortage, questions of payment and insurance coverage, and mental and behavioral health issues. The Washington State Medical...

Washington School Choice Week Starts Today with 128 Events Across the State

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 20:00
School Choice Week starts today in Washington and across America. Throughout the Week, which runs until January 31, there will be 128 school choice events across the Evergreen Stat

Cougars Rally Late to Post 73-68 Victory Over Colorado

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 15:16
Washington State overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to post a 73-68 Pac-12 Conference victory over the University of Colorado at Beasley Coliseum Sunday. The Cougars (13-6, 4-4 Pac-12) scored 25 points off of 27 turnovers, made 20 steals and sank 33-of-39 free throw attempts to post its third-straight win. Colorado shot 50 percent from the floor and held Washington State to a season-low 25 ...

WSU women rally to beat Colorado

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:56
Lia Galdeira scored 27 points to help host Washington State beat Colorado 73-68. The Cougars won despite shooting 25.7 percent from the field.

WSU women rally to beat Colorado

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:42
Lia Galdeira scored 27 points to help host Washington State beat Colorado 73-68. The Cougars won despite shooting 25.7 percent from the field.

Washington High's Shareef Miller commits to Penn State

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 07:00
George Washington High's Shareef Miller, a hard-charging defensive end with a quick first step, committed Sunday to play at Penn State while on an official visit to State College.

Booker, Colorado snap 4-game skid, beat WSU 90-58

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 12:27
Colorado rebounded from a last-second loss to Washington on Thursday night by jumping to an early double-digit lead and never letting Washington State into the game in the Buffaloes' next time out. Askia Booker scored 21 points to lead six players in double figures, and Colorado snapped a four-game skid by routing Washington State 90-58 on Saturday night. ''It's a lot better feeling today than ...

Booker, Colorado snap 4-game skid, beat WSU 90-58

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 12:24
BOULDER, Colo. — Colorado rebounded from a last-second loss to Washington on Thursday night by jumping to an early double-digit lead and never letting Washington State into the game in the Buffaloes' next time out. Askia Booker scored 21 points to lead six players in double figures, and Colorado snapped a four-game skid by routing Washington State 90-58 on Saturday night.

Bay Bridge supplier failed to reveal rods’ failure in Washington

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 06:14
The supplier of steel rods that cracked on the Bay Bridge in 2013, a construction failure that cost toll payers $45 million, never told Caltrans that nearly identical rods it made for a Washington state bridge had suffered a similar fate in 2009, The Chronicle has learned. Less than six months after the ill-fated batch of rods arrived in California in 2008, six high-strength rods that Dyson Corp ...

Washington-Utah Preview

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 05:08
Washington's two-game trip to the Rocky Mountains began with a weak offensive effort against one of the worst teams in the Pac-12.

Oregon focus of effort to expand background checks for guns

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 02:05
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Fresh off a victory in Washington state, a leading gun control group backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg is hoping to make Oregon its next prize in a campaign to require gun sales to go through universal background checks.

Oregon is now focus of campaign to expand background checks to include private gun sales

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 23:50
GRANTS PASS, Ore. - Fresh off a victory in Washington state, a leading gun control group backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg is hoping to make Oregon its next prize in a campaign to require gun sales ...

Washington granted REAL ID deadline extension

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 03:54
(AP) — The federal government on Friday granted Washington state a temporary extension from the enforcement of federal requirements for state driver's licenses and ID cards that require proof of legal U.S. residency for holders who want to use them to access certain areas of federal buildings and eventually board a commercial flight. State officials have proposed a plan to the Legislature that ...

Washington granted REAL ID deadline extension

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 02:06
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The federal government on Friday granted Washington state a temporary extension from the enforcement of federal requirements for state driver's licenses and ID cards that require proof of legal U.S. residency for holders who want to use them to access certain areas of federal buildings ...

Washington State Representatives Propose Bill To Legalize Fantasy Sports

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 23:15
As consumer demand for fantasy sports contests continues to grow, representatives of the State of Washington last week proposed a new bill that seeks to affirmatively legalize fantasy sports within the state's borders.

Washington State Representatives Propose Bill To Legalize Fantasy Sports

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 22:48
As consumer demand for fantasy sports contests continues to grow, representatives of the State of Washington last week proposed a new bill that seeks to affirmatively legalize fantasy sports within the state's borders.

State should pay tunnel contractor for groundwater troubles, dispute board says

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 13:41
A dispute-review board says Washington state should pay its contractors millions of dollars for dealing with severe groundwater flows, at the Highway 99 tunnel machine’s launch pit in Sodo.

Washington state lawmaker seeks to toughen drunken driving laws

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 09:19
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state lawmaker is seeking to strengthen drunken driving laws that are among the nation's most lenient with a proposal to deem as a felony a fourth conviction within a decade for driving under the influence of alcohol. State Senator Mike Padden, a Republican, on Thursday held a hearing with an upper chamber committee in Olympia in which victims ...