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WSU's Halliday Named To QB Award Watch List

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 07:56
Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday has been named to the 2014 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award® Watch List, the Davey O’Brien Foundation announced Wednesday.

State, Federal Government Agree to Extend Discussions Regarding Hanford Cleanup

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 07:38
Negotiators from Washington state and the federal government have agreed to extend the dispute resolution period by 70 days, ending on Sept. 5.

Washington declares a state of emergency in battle against wildfires

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 06:57
A state of emergency was declared in 20 eastern counties in the state of Washington after a handful of new wildfires forced evacuations and threatened more than 500 homes.

Washington state man tries to kill spider with blowtorch, sets house ablaze

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 06:52
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state man who tried to kill a spider using a makeshift blowtorch managed instead to set his house on fire, causing $60,000 worth of damage, Seattle fire officials said on Wednesday. The man told investigators that he spotted a spider in the laundry room of his West Seattle rental home on Tuesday night and tried to kill it using a lighter and ...

Washington firefighters battle heat, high winds

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 05:21
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A state of emergency has been declared in 20 eastern Washington counties because of multiple wildfires and scorching hot temperatures coupled with high winds on Wednesday.

Washington state's unemployment rate drops to 5.8 percent, lowest level in 6 years

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 04:59
Washington state officials said Wednesday that the state's unemployment rate fell to 5.8 percent last month, the lowest it has been in six years.

State unemployment rate lowest in 6 years

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 04:28
OLYMPIA — Washington state officials said Wednesday that the state’s unemployment rate fell to 5.8 percent last month, the lowest it has been in six years.

Veolia Achieves OSHA VPP STAR Certification at Vancouver’s Waste Facility.

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 03:34
The Washington State Division of Occupational Safety and Health has awarded Veolia’s Vancouver facility with Voluntary Protection Program status at the Star Award level – the highest level granted.

State's unemployment rate drops to 5.8 percent

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 02:55
Washington state officials said Wednesday that the state's unemployment rate fell to 5.8 percent last month, the lowest it has been in six years. Numbers released Wednesday by the state's Employment Security ...

Washington declares a state of emergency in battle against wildfires

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 02:30
A state of emergency was declared in 20 eastern counties in the state of Washington after a handful of new wildfires forced evacuations and threatened more than 500 homes.

Washington wildfires prompt state of emergency declaration - Wed, 16 Jul 2014 PST

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 00:26
OLYMPIA — A state of emergency has been declared in 20 Eastern Washington counties because of multiple wildfires that threaten several hundred homes.

WGU Washington Partners with HomeStreet Bank on Homeownership Benefit

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 00:00
HomeStreet Bank today announced that the Hometown Home Loan Program is now available to students, alumni and staff of WGU Washington, the state’s only legislatively-endorsed, onlin

Washington Wildfires prompt state of emergency declaration

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 23:04
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A state of emergency has been declared in 20 Eastern Washington counties because of multiple wildfires that threaten several hundred homes.The declaration allows officials to get help from the Washington National Guard and the State Guard if needed. It also directs state agencies to help local governments in responding to wildfires.

Fresh wildfires gain ground in Washington; winds aid crews battling destructive Oregon fire

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 20:19
A handful of new wildfires, some started by lightning, grew dramatically Tuesday in central Washington, and several threatened homes even as firefighters made progress against a destructive Oregon blaze. A brush fire that jumped containment lines Tuesday night temporarily closed a 20-mile stretch of Interstate 90 in the central part of the state, said Washington State Transportation Department ...

Lightning sparks fresh Washington state wildfires

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 14:49
PORTLAND, Ore. – A handful of new wildfires, some started by lightning, grew dramatically Tuesday in central Washington, and several threatened homes even as firefighters made progress against a destructive Oregon blaze.

Fresh wildfires gain ground in Washington

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 14:12
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A handful of new wildfires, some started by lightning, grew dramatically Tuesday in central Washington, and several threatened homes even as firefighters made progress against a destructive Oregon blaze.

Washington to use drone to monitor wildfires

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 09:57
Washington state says the Federal Aviation Administration has given it authorization to use an unmanned drone to monitor wildfires that pose an urgent threat.

State to fight change of venue request for Washington trial

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 08:04
State prosecutors are fighting state Sen. LeAnna Washington's attempt to move her corruption trial from Montgomery County to Philadelphia. Washington requested a change of venue July 3, arguing that the people and activities at issue in the case are centered in Philadelphia. She is charged with using taxpayer-funded staff and offices to plan her birthday party campaign fund-raisers, which were ...

NTSB faults Washington state, trucking firm in bridge collapse

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 05:05
A series of safeguards failed to prevent an oversize truck from hitting a low-clearance bridge on Interstate 5 in Washington state last year, leading to the collapse of one of… Click to Continue »