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Last time Washington State played at Nevada, the ‘Pistol’ was fired prematurely

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 12:42
Cougars’ victory over Wolf Pack was one of the few highlights of 2005

Washington state to pay family $10 million after highway tree crash

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 11:07
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - Washington state will pay $10 million to the children and son-in-law of a couple who were killed when a tree crashed onto their SUV along a U.S. Tim and Cheryl Owen, of Bothell, were killed instantly and their three adult children and son-in-law were left disabled in the December 2012 incident along Highway 2, which weaves through the Cascade Range toward ...

Realtors group backs state Sen. Andy Hill with $80,000 ad effort

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 10:33
The National Association of Realtors has joined the battle for control of the Washington State Senate with an $80,000 independent expenditure on behalf of state Sen. Andy Hill, R-Redmond.

Nevada vs. Washington State live chat

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 09:30
Stop by and chat about Friday night's game between Nevada and Washington State.

State settles icy US-2 crash suit for $10 million

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 08:39
Washington state has agreed to pay a local family $10 million after an accident during an ice storm killed their parents.

Huskies can’t take Eastern Washington lightly

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 08:39
Eastern Washington, which upset Oregon State last season, nearly knocked off the Huskies three years ago. The Eagles have a high-powered offense, led by quarterback Vernon Adams Jr.

Turkey may play quiet role in U.S. coalition against Islamic State

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 05:58
By Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Turkey may find it hard to play a public role in the coalition the United States is building to strike at Islamic State targets in Iraq and possibly Syria for fear the militant group might retaliate against dozens of Turks held hostage. President Barack Obama has said he hopes to devise a regional strategy to try to counter IS, which has seized swathes ...

Gene-altered apple tested in Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 05:56
An inspection of an orchard of experimental, genetically modified apples in central Washington last year turned up a troubling finding – gene-altered trees flowering less than 100 feet from conventional apple trees.

Humankind’s achievements take center stage at Washington State Fair

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 02:25
People visiting the 2014 Washington State Fair this year will experience a rare trip around the globe, exposing them to the spectacular wonders of the world. Click to Continue »

Divers seek lost crab pots in Washington waters

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 01:01
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. (AP) — Over 12,000 crab pots are lost in Washington state's Puget Sound every year, costing an estimated $700,000 in lost harvest revenue, and more poignantly, damaging the sea floor environment. Using sonar to find the pots, divers and scientists venture into the waters to clean up and learn why pots are lost.

How to watch Washington State vs. Nevada: Preview, TV schedule, betting line and more

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 20:10
Can the Cougars respond after a poor first week showing? Washington State will try to recover from a disappointing opening week when the Cougars travel to Reno Friday night to face the Nevada Wolfpack. The Cougars opened their 2014 season on Thursday night, hosting Rutgers as an 8-point home favorite. The game did not exactly go as planned: Washington State gave up 17 fourth-quarter points to ...

Divers seek lost crab pots in Washington waters

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 15:45
Over 12,000 crab pots are lost in Washington state's Puget Sound every year, costing an estimated $700,000 in lost harvest revenue, and more poignantly, damaging the sea floor environment. Using sonar ...

Inslee withholds judgment on who should run Spokane medical school - Fri, 05 Sep 2014 PST

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 15:16
OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee said he’s keeping an open mind about which state university should operate a medical school in Spokane, but he has no problem with the two schools using state resources to make their case to the public. Asked Thursday whether the University of Washington or Washington State University should run a new school to train physicians in Spokane, Inslee said other questions ...

Washington State vs. Nevada game preview: Can the Wolf Pack get a win over the Pac-12?

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:18
Nevada is looking to start 2-0, while Washington State is looking for its first win of the year. The Nevada Wolf Pack host the Washington State Cougars on Friday night with a late 10:30 p.m. ET kick on ESPN. Nevada faced a tougher than expected challenge in its nine-point victory over Southern Utah, and the Cougars fell in a shoot out to Rutgers last week.

Man's body found amid refuse at Washington state recycling center

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 05:57
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Workers sorting through bottles, plastics and fibers at a Washington state recycling center discovered a man's body on a conveyor belt amid a pile of items that arrived on a truckload of refuse, police said on Thursday. The body, of a white man between the ages of 45 and 55, was found on Wednesday evening at the West Van Materials Recover Center in Vancouver, south of Seattle ...

Colorado Trying to Solve Legal Pot Supply vs. Demand Problem

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:49
When Colorado and Washington State voters legalized marijuana in 2012, cannabis enthusiasts from across the nation were thrilled by the prospect of easy access to hassle-free weed–just hop on a flight to Denver or Seattle, cruise on into a safe and legal pot retailer and walk out with enough high-grade marijuana to keep you more or less permanently stoned. Read more...

Cougars make adjustments heading into Nevada game

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 02:15
Nevada's seniors set out to spread a unified message to younger teammates in a shortened week leading up to Friday night's matchup with Washington State: Don't fear the big boys. ''They kind of have that Pac-12 intimidation factor going for them,'' said Wolf Pack defensive end Brock Hekking. There's no need to have that fear.'' Maybe easier said than done given the scary numbers Washington State ...

Police: State Trooper, Woodbury Officer Shot at Knife-Wielding Suspect After Car Chase in Washington

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 00:08
WASHINGTON, Conn. - State police say a car theft suspect from Southbury wounded himself with a knife after being shot at by a trooper and Woodbury officer during a chase Monday.

Leaders seek united front vs. Islamic militants

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 15:20
WASHINGTON (AP) — World leaders, nervously eyeing a growing threat from Islamic State militants, will seek to build a united front this week against the violent extremist group and keep it from creeping beyond its borders.

Washington state launches military alliance to fend off JBLM downsizing

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 10:00
The Washington Military Alliance's goals include protecting the state's military and defense infrastructure, including the thousands of jobs tied to the industry throughout the state.