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Washington Women’s Foundation Announces New President

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 23:00
The Washington Women’s Foundation has selected N. Elizabeth McCaw as its next President, effective September 3, 2014. McCaw replaces Carla Lewis, who is retiring after six y

SEIU begs workers to keep paying up

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 21:51
A powerful Washington State union has abandoned defending a forced dues scheme and shifted its tactics to appealing to home health workers to remain in the union.

Free day at state parks Aug. 25

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:42
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced that Monday, Aug. 25 is a “free day” for state parks.

Lawmakers turn up the heat on troubled ferry system

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:26
Mechanical problems, errors and personnel issues are prompting lawmakers and others to discuss how to fix the Washington State Ferries system.

State medical school: Look for other sources of primary care

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:13
What we need is a new primary-care school [“Washington state needs another medical school,” Opinion, Aug. 13].

Montgomery County judge sets trial for state Sen. Washington

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:29
State Sen. LeAnna M. Washington, a Democrat who represents parts of Montgomery County and Philadelphia, will go to trial on political corruption charges in late October or early November if the trial

State lawmakers voice outrage over latest ferry system woes

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:01
Local lawmakers are firing angry criticism at the Washington State Ferries over the latest gaffe that made some Seahawks fans very unhappy ahead of the first home game of the NFL preseason - just days after a major ferry breakdown and suspension of a top ferry executive.

Washington State Patrol Troopers Association endorses Hill

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 03:00
The Washington State Patrol Troopers Association announced its endorsement of Sen. Andy Hill (R) for re-election in the 45th Legislative District. Hill has been an advocate for public safety in his role as chair of Ways and Means, ensuring the state protects its commitment to those who serve and maintains a high standard of law enforcement.

Washington State Cougars season preview

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 22:42
  Previewing the 2014 season for the Washington State Cougars: 2013 record: 6-7, 4-5 Pac-12, lost to Colorado State in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl, 48-45 Final grade for 2013: B Key returnees: QB Connor Halliday, WR Gabe Marks, WR Vince Mayle, WR River Cracraft, DL Xavier Cooper Key losses: S Deone Bucannon, OLB Justin Sagote, C Elliott Bosch, OL John Fullington, K Andrew Furney Projected win ...

Washington has first 2014 case of West Nile virus 

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 20:54
KENNEWICK, Tri-Cities (AP) — Health officials are confirming the first case of West Nile virus contracted in Washington state this year.

Washington State Health Care Authority Selects Limeade to Improve Health and Well-Being of 189,000 Employees ...

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:00
Limeade, a technology company that builds happy, healthy, high-performing workforces for Fortune 1000 companies, today announced it will power the State of Washington's new wellness program, SmartHealth. ...

First person found to have been infected with West Nile virus in state this year

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:26
OLYMPIA — A Walla Walla County man has become the the first Washington resident to be infected with West Nile virus in the state this year. The man, in his 20s, was likely exposed near his home and was hospitalized, the Washington State Department of Health said Monday. The infection was confirmed by testing at […]

State Patrol motorhome used in DUI traffic stop

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 06:51
A Washington State Patrol lieutenant who was driving a motorhome used as a mobile DUI processing center pulled over a driver for suspicion of DUI. Police said the lieutenant was driving the 36-foot motorhome back to the Bellevue State Patrol office about 3 a.m. on Aug. 9. As he exited from eastbound Interstate 90 to 156th Street, he saw a 2001 Honda Accord driving erratically.  With no other ...

1st in-state case of West Nile Virus since 2012

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 05:39
The Washington state Department of Health said a Walla Walla County man in his 20s was likely exposed near his home and is in the hospital.

Jason Gesser Answers 'Ice Bucket Challenge' From Michelle Dapper

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 00:26
Last week SWX's own Michelle Dapper challenge Washington State legend Jason Gesser to take the 'Ice Bucket Challenge' and on Sunday Gesser finally answered the challenge. Checkout the video.

Local college-completion effort draws White House's attention

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 20:42
What does Washington state have to teach White House policy leaders about higher education?

Jason Guesser Answers 'Ice Bucket Challenge' From Michelle Dapper

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 14:24
Last week SWX's own Michelle Dapper challenge Washington State legend Jason Gesser to take the 'Ice Bucket Challenge' and on Sunday Gesser finally answered the challenge. Checkout the video.

Washington ferries executive placed on leave

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:05
A Washington State Ferries executive whose ticket-seller son was fired by the agency has been placed on administrative leave for undisclosed reasons. Operations director Steve Rodgers was administratively reassigned to his home July 3, The Kitsap Sun reported. Rodgers must remain there and be available by phone from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday while an investigation is underway ...

Washington State Parks ‘free day’ Aug. 25

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:56
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission wants the public to know that Monday, Aug. 25 is a state parks ‘free day.’