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Washington State visits Stanford in Pac-12 melee

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 23:50
An unstoppable force will meet an immovable object on Friday night, as the aerial assault of Washington State matches up with the defensive might of the Stanford Cardinal.

Three states take lead on Common Core, but are they moving too fast?

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 19:20
New Jersey, Maryland, and Washington State are among the first states to tie graduation to new Common Core tests. But critics say kinks still need to be worked out.

Washington voters to see rival gun sales measures; 1 expands background checks, 1 prohibits

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 15:55
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Two competing measures on the Washington state ballot this fall ask voters to take a stance on expanded background checks for gun sales. One is seeking universal checks for all sales and transfers, including private transactions. The other would prevent any such expansion.

Police officers were caught speeding in patrol cars, so why did the State Patrol do nothing?

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 09:13
WASHINGTON (WITI) — They’re the highest-ranking law enforcement officials in the state. Washington State troopers will face tough questions after audio detailing multiple patrol cars speeding to a conference was leaked online. Despite being notified about their speeding, Washington troopers didn’t pull them over. FOX6’s sister station, Q13 in Washington says the audio was captured […]

Auditor raps Washington State Parks on accounting gaps

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:57
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission must better account for money spent on fuel and for its Discover Passes and other park revenues, the Washington State Auditor’s Office says.

Auditor raps Washington State Parks on accounting gaps

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:48
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission must better account for money spent on fuel and for its Discover Passes and other park revenues, the Washington State Auditor’s Office says.

Bloomberg Group's $1M Aimed at Washington Gun Vote

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:30
Everytown for Gun Safety, the nation???s largest gun safety advocacy organization, is funneling $1 million into a Washington State campaign to pass a ballot initiative for stronger background checks.

Auditor: State Parks must correct sloppy accounting methods

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:16
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission needs to do a better job of accounting for money spent on motor vehicle fuel and for its Discover Passes and other park revenues, the Washington State Auditor's Office said Thursday.

No. 25 Stanford hopes to ground WSU's 'Air Raid'

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:15
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- On the plane ride back from Notre Dame last weekend, Stanford players watched the Washington State-California game looking to learn about their next opponent.

Bloomberg Group's $1 Million Aimed at Washington State Gun Vote

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:11
Washington State Ballot Includes Vote on Stronger Background Checks

Washington State-Stanford Preview Capsule

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:13
Washington State (2-4, 1-2 Pac-12) at No. 25 Stanford (3-2, 1-1), 9 p.m. Friday (ESPN) Line: Stanford by 17 1/2. Series Record: Stanford leads 38-25-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE Stanford is trying to regroup from a nonconference loss at Notre Dame and refocus its efforts on ...

Turkey, Kurd tensions worry US in fight for Kobani

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 20:36
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as it prods Turkey to step up in the global fight against Islamic State militants, the United States is worried that Ankara might use military action to target Kurdish fighters who are the last line of defense against extremists trying to take over the Syrian border town of Kobani.

State officials recognize roads are fraught with peril

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 17:08
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 09:01:16 GMT By Molly Rosbach Yakima Herald-Republic Photos by GORDON KING/Yakima Herald-Republic Trucks travel north on Interstate 82 near the Yakima Avenue exit on Wednesday. Washington state Department of Transportation officials have said that widening the interstate to six lanes from four in the downtown area is a priority if funding becomes available. Earlier this year ...

Stanford Cardinal vs. Washington State Cougars: TV coverage, live stream, preview

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 08:18
Stanford Cardinal vs. Washington State Cougars: TV coverage, live stream, preview

Bigfoot believers gather in Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 04:02
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Bigfoot believers are gathering this weekend in Washington state. The Yakima Valley Museum is hosting a Bigfoot Round-Up.

State to receive settlement over phone charges

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 02:41
Washington state will receive more than $807,000 under a settlement with AT&T Mobility LLC over unauthorized phone charges.

State to receive settlement over phone charges

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 02:04
Washington state will receive more than $807,000 under a settlement with AT&T Mobility LLC over unauthorized phone charges.

24 Washington growers win lottery for new apple

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 01:13
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Gary Cox plans to make hard cider from Cosmic Crisp, the new apple variety that Washington State University breeders pitch as near-perfect and uniquely homegrown in an industry crowded with new choices. Cox is one of 24 growers who won a lottery to receive ...

Washington State University Vancouver will host Preview Day on October 18

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:16
Washington State University Vancouver will hold Preview Day Oct. 18 for prospective students and family members to learn about the university's academic programs, application process, financial aid and scholarships; campus life and more.

Washington visits Stanford in Pac-12 melee

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:21
An unstoppable force will meet an immovable object on Friday night, as the aerial assault of Washington State matches up with the defensive might of the Stanford Cardinal.