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Beginner's Luck: First-Time Powerball Player Wins $90M

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 10:31
A Washington state woman on Thursday claimed a $90 million Powerball lottery jackpot after buying a ticket for the first time.

Washington state woman wins $90 million Powerball jackpot on first try

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 08:25
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state woman on Thursday claimed a $90 million Powerball lottery jackpot after buying a ticket for the first time, and said she would quit her job at plane maker Boeing Co and buy a new Subaru. Lisa Quam, who bought her ticket at a grocery story in Auburn, south of Seattle, had the six correct numbers in Saturday's multi-state drawing, the lottery said in a ...

Washington state doctor charged with raping two female patients

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 04:09
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state doctor has been arrested on charges of raping two female patients who sought care for back pain, prompting more than a dozen other women to come forward accusing him of assault and inappropriate sexual conduct, police said on Thursday. Dr. Darren Chotiner, 46, of Bremerton, was arrested on Tuesday and faces charges of second-degree rape, Detective Sergeant ...

Transparency Concerns Linger In Washington State

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 01:42
The Washington Department of Revenue?s ongoing refusal to release most of its written determinations has created a sense that tax policy is being administered behind closed curtains, and the public is left unable to discern whether similarly situated taxpayers are being treated as such.

Washington State’s new gun background check law goes into effect

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 21:14
As of Thursday, Washington State’s gun background check law is in effect. Initiative 594 was approved by 59 percent of voters in November. I-594 expands background checks to private sales and transfers, such as online gun sales, gun shows and many loans and gifts. The goal is to ensure every buyer goes through the same background check, regardless of whether the purchase is with a licensed ...

Idaho gets rare win at Washington State, 77-71

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 14:47
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Only eight miles separate the Washington State and Idaho campuses, but a huge gap has separated the basketball programs of the two schools in recent years.

Idaho ends skid against Washington State

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 13:18
Mike Scott and Connor Hill both scored 19 points Wednesday night to lead Idaho to a 77-71 nonconference win over Washington State.

Steve Gleason delivered an emotional speech before the Apple Cup

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 03:39
Gleason, a former Washington State standout, was diagnosed with ALS four years ago. he was inducted into Washington State's Hall of Fame.

U.S. believes Iran launched air raids on Islamic State in Iraq

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 03:11
By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has indications that Iran has carried out air strikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq in recent days in what appeared to be the first such operations by Iran's air force, U.S. officials said on Wednesday. A senior Iranian official denied that Iran had launched any such strikes. U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the ...

State legislators support new medical education model - Wed, 03 Dec 2014 PST

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 16:18
The legislators backing Washington State University’s bid to establish its own Spokane-based medical school said Tuesday the rural doctor shortage is so severe the state needs more than one approach to physician training. “This is something that is long overdue,” state Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, said of plans to seek legislative removal of legal restrictions designating the University ...

State legislators support new medical education model - Wed, 03 Dec 2014 PST

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 16:18
The legislators backing Washington State University’s bid to establish its own Spokane-based medical school said Tuesday the rural doctor shortage is so severe the state needs more than one approach to physician training. “This is something that is long overdue,” state Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, said of plans to seek legislative removal of legal restrictions designating the University ...

WSU gaining bi-partisan support for medical school

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 11:27
Tuesday marked another step forward in Washington State University's effort to open an independent medical school in Spokane, and this step was a bi-partisan one.

Washington state man charged with threatening Ferguson police officer

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 08:36
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state man was arrested on Tuesday on charges he made multiple online death threats against Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, federal officials said. Jaleel Tariq Abdul-Jabbaar, 46, of the Seattle suburb of Kirkland, made an initial appearance in federal court on ...

Washington State closes out disappointing season

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 05:40
Senior quarterback Connor Halliday led an offense that set numerous passing records before he broke his leg in the ninth game of the season, ending his college career. In six total appearances, Falk threw for 1,859 yards, with 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions, and he'll return next season as the presumptive starter. [...] it will help them. On Sunday, he fired defensive coordinator Mike ...

Col Solare releases first Red Mountain vintage

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 03:09
BENTON CITY, Wash., Dec. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Col Solare, the landmark winery on Red Mountain in Washington state, has released the first-ever Red Mountain-designated vintage of its flagship wine – the 2011 Col Solare Red Blend. This limited-production bottling of just 2,500 cases is now available at the Col Solare estate winery, at the Col Solare Bottega in Woodinville, Wash., at select ...

Report: Just 9 of 100 kids born in Washington will get a STEM job here

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 01:26
A new report from Washington STEM estimates that just nine out of every 100 children born in this state will end up employed in a science- or technology-related field here. That figure is far too low, it says, to fill the 50,000 STEM jobs expected to go unfilled in Washington by 2017.

Researchers Developing Pot-Detecting Breathalyzer

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 23:15
The device, under development in Washington state, will test motorists for traces of pot in their systems.

Washington State looks for season silver lining

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 13:24
One of the lowest points of Washington State's disappointing season also set the stage for one of the bright spots.

Washington State closes out disappointing 3-9 season

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 07:32
One of the lowest points of Washington State's disappointing season also set the stage for one of the bright spots.

Washington State closes out disappointing season

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 05:52
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- One of the lowest points of Washington State's disappointing season also set the stage for one of the bright spots.