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Washington state sues over Super Bowl ticket cancellations

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 07:57
Washington state's top lawyer filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against an online company that sold tickets to last month's Super Bowl to fans who traveled to Phoenix for the game only to find out they did not have seats. Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson accuses New York-based SBTickets.com LLC of deceptive sales practices ahead of the Feb. 1 game between the Seattle Seahawks and New ...

Washington state's ObamaCare exchange faces funding shortfall

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 07:46
The Washington Health Benefit Exchange call center in Spokane is so busy that staffing has been quadrupled, with the center receiving up to 10,000 calls a day. The problem is not enough of those callers are actually signing up for insurance.

Senate passes bill to cut tuition at state universities

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 07:09
The Washington state Senate passed a bill Wednesday to cut tuition at the state's public universities and community colleges. Senate Bill 5954, which passed on a 37-12 bipartisan vote, would link tuition at state schools to a percentage of the average wage for Washington workers. It will now be considered by the House. Tuition would be highest at the state's two research universities, Washington ...

Washington state suing Super Bowl ticket seller

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 07:08
Washington state filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against a Super Bowl ticket seller for taking orders for more than $149,000 tickets and then telling customers at the last minute it could not fill them. The state had received 24 complaints about New York-based SBTickets regarding 60 tickets sold to Washington state residents. The lawsuit contends the company violated Washington state's Consumer ...

Underground bunker in Washington state linked to arrested fugitive: FBI

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 06:22
Authorities in Washington state have discovered an underground bunker they believe was used by a convicted bank robber who fled police custody in 2009 and evaded arrest until last year, officials said on Wednesday. Bradley Steven Robinett, who was featured on the television programs "America's Most Wanted" and "Washington's Most Wanted," was arrested in Oregon in June after several close ...

Senate passes bill to cut tuition at state universities, colleges

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 05:20
The Washington state Senate passed a bill Wednesday to cut tuition at the state's public universities and community colleges.

How secretaries of state handle classified information

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 04:36
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she never sent classified information through her private email account while she served as America's top diplomat, a claim that has been met with skepticism.

Washington state suing Super Bowl ticket seller

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 03:52
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against a Super Bowl ticket seller for taking orders for more than $149,000 tickets and then telling customers at the last minute it could not fill them. Attorney General Bob Ferguson said the company was planning on buying tickets at the last minute, in hopes of last-minute bargains, but ticket prices continued to rise until game time ...

Washington state to sue Super Bowl ticket seller

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 03:12
Washington state is suing a ticket seller for taking orders for more than $149,000 in Super Bowl tickets and then telling customers at the last minute it could not fill those orders.

State to sue Super Bowl ticket seller over failure to deliver

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 02:28
Washington state filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against a Super Bowl ticket seller for taking orders for more than $149,000 tickets and then telling customers at the last minute it could not fill them.

Washington state suing Super Bowl ticket seller

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 00:42
SEATTLE (AP) - Washington state filed a lawsuit Wednesday against a Super Bowl ticket seller for taking orders for more than $149,000 tickets and then telling customers at the last minute it could not fill them. The state had received 24 complaints about New York-based SBTickets regarding 60 tickets sold ...

Washington state suing Super Bowl ticket seller

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 00:29
Washington state filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against a Super Bowl ticket seller for taking orders for more than $149,000 tickets and then telling customers at the last minute it could not fill them.

Washington County hopes for state's leniency over unpaid fines

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 14:18
FAYETTEVILLE -- Washington County has enlisted the help of a state legislator to negotiate with the state over the payment of $1 million the county owes from foreclosure fees, the county attorney said Tuesday.

A WSU medical school in Spokane gets thumbs up from Legislature

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 06:43
The number of doctors trained in Washington could double in the next few years. Legislation giving Washington State University the green light to establish a medical school in Spokane passed in the Washington State Senate on Tuesday morning, hours after an identical bill cleared the House of Representatives. State Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane: “This shouldn’t be the Apple Cup of medical ...

State unemployment rate edges up once again

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 03:51
Washington state’s jobless rate rose for the fifth month in a row in January, and remains above the national unemployment level.

State Department to release Hillary’s emails after review

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 03:07
WASHINGTON — The US State Department will make Hillary Clinton’s emails publicly available on a website after a review that is expected to take months, a department spokeswoman said on...

Washington state kidnapper caught on video running with toddler

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 02:50
A baby boy who was seen on video being abducted by a man in a park in Washington state was saved thanks to his two young siblings screaming and giving chase, authorities said on Tuesday. Law enforcement officers said the man was captured on video as he approached the 22-month-old boy and his two siblings on Sunday as they played unattended at a small town park in eastern Washington state, the ...

Washington Legislature Moves to Limit Schools Pinning Down and Isolating Kids

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 23:43
by Annie Waldman A bill that would limit Washington public schools restraining or isolating students is working its way through the state Legislature, making it at least the fourth state to move to limit restraints in recent months. Last year, an analysis of government data by ProPublica and NPR revealed that educators frequently pin down kids and isolate them . During the 2012 school year ...

New video shows Washington state landslide's aftermath

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 07:14
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A rain-soaked hillside that collapsed in Washington state last March, killing 43 people, was so saturated it continued to slough huge pieces of mud more than 10 minutes after it gave way, a newly released video showed on Monday. This is crazy," a woman's voice can be heard saying on the video, filmed by a resident and posted on YouTube by the Everett ...

Q&A: Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 04:16
The Pac-12 Blog caught up with new Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch recently. Grinch comes to Washington State via Missouri, where he coached safeties the last three seasons. He won two SEC East Division titles and two bowl games with the Tigers. Before Missouri, Grinch spent three seasons coaching defensive backs at Wyoming. What are your initial impressions of Washington ...