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Washington State News Wire - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 05:16
Washington state at 1:30 p.m. The Seattle bureau can be reached at (800) 552-7694 or (206) 682-1812. The photo supervisor is at (206) 682-4801 or (800) 552-7694. For questions on stories from Olympia, call (360) 753-7222. For questions on Spokane-area stories, call Correspondent Nicholas Geranios at (800) ...

Search for missing Washington girl enters third day with few clues

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 02:28
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - Authorities in Washington state said on Wednesday they had searched homes, trash bins and the woods surrounding the mobile home park of a missing 6-year-old girl but remain uncertain whether she may have been abducted. Jenise Wright was last seen Saturday night going to bed at her family's mobile home in Bremerton, on the Kitsap peninsula across from ...

4 lanes of I-5 blocked south of Tacoma

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 00:40
This Washington State Patrol photo shows the accident. LAKEWOOD -- Four lanes of Interstate 5 are blocked near the state Route 512 interchange after a truck high-centered on a jersey barrier in the middle of the freeway.

Legal, sure — But Polite? Washington Weighs Weed Etiquette

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 00:35
Now that marijuana is legal, Washington state is hashing out when and where it is okay to light up. Some parents are complaining that public places like parks are filled now with pot smoke.

Frantic Search for Missing Washington Girl

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:16
By Rheana Murray The parents of a missing 6-year-old girl in Washington State weren’t worried about their daughter's disappearance at first because she often plays alone in the neighborhood, they told police. “I’m hoping that she’s just spending the night somewhere, you know,” her father James Wright told ABC affiliate KOMO. “She’s really independent, she’s [...]

Washington girl still missing after search 'surge'

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 22:57
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Officers in Washington state worked through the night, asking residents of an east Bremerton mobile home park about a missing 6-year-old girl, but Jenise Wright remains missing.

FBI joins search for missing Washington state girl

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 16:54
More than 100 officers from 10 law enforcement agencies are involved in the search for a 6-year-old girl who disappeared from her Washington state home over the weekend, sheriff's officials said Tuesday.

Leach, staff earn raises from Washington St.

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:55
After they led Washington State to its first bowl game since 2003, coach Mike Leach and his assistant coaches are being rewarded with raises.

More wildfire evacuations feared as winds fan flames in Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:34
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - Crews battling to contain a wildfire burning close to a city in Washington state said stronger winds forecast for Tuesday could push flames into surrounding canyons, and urged people to be ready for more evacuations. About 180 homes closest to the so-called Snag Canyon blaze remained under evacuation orders, while residents in Ellensburg, a city of about ...

Washington ferry system cannot confirm sighting of missing Oregon mom

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:39
Surveillance video from the Washington state ferry system cannot confirm that a missing Dundee, Oregon, woman was aboard, local authorities told Fox News Tuesday.

Washington ferry system cannot confirm sighting of missing Oregon mom

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:39
Surveillance video from the Washington state ferry system cannot confirm that a missing Dundee, Oregon, woman was aboard, local authorities told Fox News Tuesday.

Kansas Senate race headlines 4-state primary day

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:52
WASHINGTON (AP) — Incumbent lawmakers in Kansas, Michigan and Missouri sought to repel challenges from within their party as a busy month of primaries got underway Tuesday. Voters in Washington state, meanwhile, considered a replacement for a two-decade congressional Republican who is retiring.

State Transportation Commission releases draft of Washington Transportation Plan 2035

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:22
Plan recognizes importance of diverse transportation network for Puget Sound region and Olympic Peninsula

State Transportation Commission releases draft of Washington Transportation Plan 2035

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:22
Plan recognizes importance of diverse transportation network for Puget Sound region and Olympic Peninsula

Agressive West Coast Wildfire Season Burns a Dozen Washington Homes

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:16
A newly sparked wildfire was burning unchecked on Monday in central Washington state, charring about a dozen homes and threatening wide evacuations as crews scrambled to contain the blaze in an... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Affinor Growers Set to Produce Health Canada Standard Marijuana in the US After Closing Good to Grow 49% Acquisition ...

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 21:47
Affinor Growers Inc. is excited to announce the acquisition of a 49% interest in Good to Grow LLC , a medical Marijuana dispensary and grower located on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.

Washington, Gonzaga to renew in-state series in 2016-17

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 18:56
After a decade-long layoff, Washington and Gonzaga are finally getting together on the basketball court again.

Washington State raises Mike Leach’s salary by $500,000

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:01
Cougars also adds $500,000 to the salary pool for assistant coaches

Insurance commissioner talks about benefits of Obamacare for Whatcom County

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 08:42
BELLINGHAM - The Washington state insurance commissioner praised a Bellingham-based nonprofit for it

Research on 'Colorado's Rollout of Legal Marijuana is Succeeding'

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 08:17
Washington state is the second state to legalize marijuana for recreational use and may want to take notes.