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Washington state school district cancels classes after reports of gunman

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 04:09
© REUTERS/David Ryder Diana Nielsen (L) comforts her daughter, Bailey Frisbie, 13, after reuniting with her at Spartan Recreation Center in Shoreline, Washington, January 7, 2015. A Washington state school district near Seattle placed all of its schools on lockdown on Wednesday after reports of an armed man on the campus of an elementary school, the King County Sheriff's Office said.

Washington state school district cancels classes after reports of gunman

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 02:58
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A lockdown was lifted at a Washington state school district near Seattle on Wednesday but authorities canceled classes and were sending students home after reports of an armed man on the campus of an elementary school, the King County Sheriff said. Police searched all schools in the Shoreline School District and were continuing to canvas a swath of the city of Shoreline, a ...

Washington state school district on lockdown over reports of gunman

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 02:18
SEATTLE, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A Washington state school district near Seattle placed all of its schools on lockdown on Wednesday after reports of an armed man on the campus of an elementary school, the King County Sheriff's Office said.

Price of Legal Pot Plunges 40% in Washington as Shortages Ease

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 23:57
Shortages that plagued the start of Washington state’s legal marijuana market have eased, sending prices in recreational-pot stores down as much as 40 percent.

Washington state education funding 101 | Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:17
The 2015 Legislative Session could be one of the most challenging in decades. The reason? Education funding.

Washington state education funding 101 | Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:15
The 2015 Legislative Session could be one of the most challenging in decades. The reason? Education funding.

Washington landslide: Rescue workers search rubble for as many as 176 missing people

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 07:22
Rescue workers searched through mucky rubble on Tuesday with hopes dwindling of finding any more survivors from among scores of people still missing from a devastating weekend mudslide in Washington state that killed at least 14.        

Rockslide on interstate injures two in rain-pelted Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:38
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A boulder toppled onto an interstate highway on Tuesday in the mountains east of Seattle, striking two semi-trailer trucks and a car and injuring two people as Washington state grappled with landslides and flooding, officials said. More than eight inches of rain in the previous 24 hours saturated soil and caused the boulder and other rocks to fall down a slope onto Interstate ...

Ohio State only thing on Adolphus Washington's mind

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 03:26
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Adolphus Washington wasn’t following his own stock, so he needed a teammate to tell him it was on the rise. The Ohio State defensive tackle wasn’t familiar with the process of getting feedback from the NFL draft advisory board, so he had a reporter offer up some details. And while Washington was certainly aware by the time the Allstate Sugar Bowl rolled around what a breakout ...

Rain brings mudslides to western Washington

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 02:02
Frances Burns SEATTLE, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Parts of western Washington State remained under a flood warning Tuesday after a mudslide left one Hoquiam neighborhood almost cut off.

Value Place Enters Washington State with 25 New Hotels

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 00:02
Value Place, the nation’s fastest growing, extended-stay hotel brand, has entered into an agreement with West77 Partners, LLC to develop up to 25 hotels across the state of Washing

Moos, No. 18 Arizona State Overpower WSU

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 15:34
Washington State had three players score in double figures but dropped a 78-64 road contest to No. 18 Arizona State at Wells Fargo Arena Monday.

Cougar women fall to ASU - Mon, 05 Jan 2015 PST

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 15:26
Washington State's six-game winning streak ended Monday night in a 78-64 women's basketball loss to No. 18 Arizona State.

Washington State women fall to red-hot Arizona State 78-64

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 13:56
18th-ranked Sun Devils have won nine in a row

Mudslide Cuts Off Washington State Neighborhood

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:52
Torrents of rain caused a mudslide that cut off a Washington state neighborhood that is home to almost 200 people.

Mudslide Cuts Off Washington State Neighborhood

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:20
Torrents of rain caused a mudslide that cut off a Washington state neighborhood that is home to almost 200 people.

Landslides, flooding menace rain-soaked western Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:16
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - An unusual burst of heavy rainfall in western Washington state caused landslides and flooding early on Monday, knocking three homes off foundations and forcing the evacuation of a nursing home, officials said. Several landslides in rain-soaked coastal Grays Harbor County pushed muddy floodwater and debris across key state highways, county and rural roads ...

Flag-raising by Taiwan in Washington riles China

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 06:39
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. State Department said Monday it was not given advance notice about a New Year's flag-raising ceremony at the residence of Taiwan's representative to Washington that has angered China.

Washington national leader in recycling

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 16:00
Washington state’s recycling rate fell slightly to 49 percent in 2013, but remains well above the national average, according to data reported today by the Washington Department of Ecology.

Officials in Washington state want to spend more on thinning forests

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 14:29
To prevent another devastating wildfire season, state's Department of Natural Resources is asking lawmakers for large increase in budget for forest hazard reduction