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As Islamic State fighters begin to blend in, defeating them no easy matter

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:15
By Isabel Coles and Peter Apps BAQIRTA Iraq/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - (This story has been refiled to fix a typo in the third paragraph, "involving", to make it "evolving") After their lightning takeover in June, flag-waving Islamic State militants paraded through the captured Iraqi city of Mosul in looted U.S.-built Humvees, armored cars and pickup trucks mounted with heavy machine guns.     Today ...

Law enforcement part of debate over gun measures

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 23:55
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Whether or not Washington state should expand background checks on gun sales and transfers has divided support within the law enforcement community, with some organizations choosing to not weigh in at all on two competing measures on the November ballot. Initiative 594 is seeking ...

Lawmakers: Islamic State groups wants to hit US

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 16:23
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants' future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, U.S. lawmakers say.

Trial for Pennsylvania State Senator Leanna Washington could be rescheduled for fall

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 15:49
A Montgomery County judge said Aug. 21 the political corruption trial against State Senator LeAnna Washington could be scheduled for late October or early November pending a ruling on a change of venue motion.

Lawmakers: Islamic State group wants to hit US

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:09
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants' future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, two U.S. lawmakers are warning.

Team Report - WASHINGTON STATE

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 06:33
USC has plenty of fun in opener

As Islamic State fighters begin to blend in, defeating them no easy matter

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 01:32
By Isabel Coles and Peter Apps BAQIRTA Iraq/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After their lightning takeover in June, flag-waving Islamic State militants paraded through the captured Iraqi city of Mosul in looted U.S.-built Humvees, armored cars and pickup trucks mounted with heavy machine guns. Today, many have ditched military-type vehicles that could make them easy targets of U.S. It is unclear how the ...

House, Senate intel chiefs flag Islamic State risk

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 01:14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.

House, Senate intel chiefs flag Islamic State risk

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 00:38
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.

Captives held by Islamic State prove tough quandary for Obama

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 05:06
By Mark Hosenball and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After Islamic State's beheading of journalist James Foley, President Barack Obama's administration is making little headway in efforts to secure the release of three other Americans held by the insurgent group in Syria, officials said. Journalist Steven Sotloff and two others whom Reuters is not naming are among fewer than 10 Westerners ...

Washington state to suspend wolf hunt this weekend

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 14:06
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will suspend its hunt for three more members of the Huckleberry wolf pack over the Labor Day weekend, and whether it will resume is

Washington judge upholds small city's ban on marijuana shops that are legal under state law

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 08:22
TACOMA, Wash. - A state judge said Friday that a small city can continue to ban state-licensed marijuana businesses, in a case with big implications for Washington's experiment in legal pot.

Washington judge upholds small city's pot shop ban

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 08:22
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A state judge said Friday that a small city can continue to ban state-licensed marijuana businesses, in a case with big implications for Washington's experiment in legal pot.

Washington judge upholds small city's ban on marijuana shops that are legal under state law

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:06
TACOMA, Wash. - A state judge said Friday that a small city can continue to ban state-licensed marijuana businesses, in a case with big implications for Washington's experiment in legal pot.

Washington judge upholds local pot business ban

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 06:29
A Washington state judge says a small city can continue to ban licensed marijuana businesses, even if they're allowed under state law. Pierce County Judge Ronald Culpepper issued the ruling Friday after extensive arguments in a case with big implications for Washington's experiment allowing recreational marijuana. Tedd Wetherbee, who wanted to open a pot shop in the city of Fife sued over its ...

Beavers look to avoid another opening misstep

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 05:53
There's no way Oregon State is going to overlook season-opening opponent Portland State. The Beavers have been caught in that trap before, with losses to Eastern Washington last season and Sacramento State to kick off 2011. Senior Obum Gwacham, who is making the switch from wide receiver to defensive end this season, said ''not sleeping on any opponent'' no matter what their level will be key to ...

Washington Judge Upholds Small City's Pot Shop Ban

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 03:39
Washington judge upholds small city's ban on marijuana shops that are legal under state law

State Patrol: Suspect was texting when he hit cyclist

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 00:25
BONNEY LAKE -- A pickup driver is facing vehicular assault charges after he drifted off the roadway while texting and hit a bicyclist who was riding on the shoulder, the Washington State Patrol reports.

Rutgers Rallies In 4th To Beat Washington State 41-38

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 18:31
Paul James ran for 173 yards and scored his third touchdown with 3:24 left to give Rutgers a wild 41-38 victory over Washington State on Thursday night in the Scarlet Knights' first game as a member of the Big Ten.

Rutgers rallies, tops Washington St. in first game as Big Ten member

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:25
Paul James ran for 173 yards and his third touchdown run with 3:24 left gave Rutgers a wild 41-38 victory over Washington State on Thursday night in the Scarlet Knights' first game as a member of the Big Ten Conference.