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Washington state protests spread over police shooting of Mexican man

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 07:43
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A big rally was planned in Seattle on Wednesday over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed Mexican immigrant who ran from officers in Washington state after throwing rocks at them, and whose death has prompted calls for a federal probe. The Feb. 10 slaying of Antonio Zambrano-Montes in Pasco, a city of about 68,000 people, half of whom are Hispanic, in ...

Washington state quake shows early warning system is slow

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 02:44
SEATTLE (AP) — A magnitude-4.3 earthquake that rumbled under Washington state's Cascade Range early Wednesday was "not a great advertisement" for an early warning system undergoing tests, an official said.

Washington state quake shows early warning system is slow

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 02:44
A magnitude-4.3 earthquake that rumbled under Washington state's Cascade Range early Wednesday was "not a great advertisement" for an early warning system undergoing tests, an official said. ...

Washington state man dies while surfing in Puerto Rico

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 02:27
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 28-year-old tourist from Washington state died while surfing along Puerto Rico's west coast, the U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday.

Washington attracts Indian startups to set shop

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 11:49
The State does not have a personal or corporate income tax

Washington secretary of state says we need 2016 presidential primary that counts

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 05:38
Washington needs a 2016 presidential primary that’s not merely a “beauty contest” but will count in allocating Democratic and Republican convention delegates, Secretary of State Kim Wyman argued Tuesday. Al Gore: He put away Bill Bradley in Washington’s 2000 Democratic presidential primary. (AP photo) Wyman is asking the Legislature to revive the primary and to give it clout. She will run into ...

Washington state panel mulls bill to trim vaccine exemptions

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 05:02
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Personal or philosophical opposition to vaccines would not be an authorized exemption for the parents of school-age children under a measure that received a public hearing before a House committee on Tuesday, drawing at least two dozen opponents to the proposed change.

Washington attracts Indian startups to set shop

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 23:18
At a time when several Indian technology startups are struggling due to taxation and fund raising norms in India, a two-member team from Washington State Department of Commerce engaged with startups in Bengaluru on Tuesday to promote Seattle as a destination for Indian entrepreneurs to set shop.

Washington extends health insurance sign-ups for certain categories - Tue, 17 Feb 2015 PST

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 16:25
Washington state will open a special enrollment period for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act that extends through tax-filing season. The state announced the extended enrollment opportunity Monday; it starts today and runs through April 17.

Tech Execs Raising Eyebrows Over Washington State’s Cannabis-Tracking Pact

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 10:02
The emerging cannabis industry in Washington is tied at the hip to the state’s burgeoning technology sector in no small measure because robust product-tracking data serves as a shield against federal pre-emption of the great marijuana-legalization experiment now underway.

Washington offers new enrollment period for health insurance - Mon, 16 Feb 2015 PST

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 04:35
Washington state will open a special enrollment period for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act that extends through tax-filing season.

State House OKs bill banning ticket bots

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 04:21
The Washington state House has unanimously passed a bill to outlaw ticket bots - computer software that beats humans trying to buy seats online for concerts and sporting events.

Water, air quality concerns heighten conflict with pig farms

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 22:58
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — From Washington state to North Carolina, federal lawsuits are challenging the efficient, profitable livestock industry to change its ways. The arguments found in the suits are based on studies that increasingly show the impact phosphorous, nitrate and bacteria from fertilizer and accumulated manure have on lakes and rivers as well as air pollution that may be harmful to ...

Wildcats rout Washington State

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 16:43
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Arizona jumped all over Washington State and the Cougars couldn’t recover.

No. 7 Arizona ambushes Washington State in romp

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 15:19
T.J. McConnell had 14 points and 8 assists for the Wildcats, as four Arizona players scored 14 or more in an 86-59 route of Washington State.

WSU's June Daugherty notches win No. 400 - Sun, 15 Feb 2015 PST

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 13:05
Washington State women's basketball coach June Daugherty posted her 400th career win when her Cougars defeated Utah 61-52 on Sunday in Salt Lake City.

No. 7 Arizona scores early and often, routs Washington State

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 11:32
Arizona jumped all over Washington State and the Cougars couldn't recover.

Cougars Bounce Back With Win at Utah, Daugherty Wins No. 400

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 11:01
Junior guard Lia Galdeira recorded a double-double to lead Washington State past the University of Utah 61-52 Sunday, giving WSU Head Coach June Daugherty career win No. 400.

No. 7 Arizona routs Washington State 86-59

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 10:32
Arizona jumped all over Washington State and the Cougars couldn't recover. Brandon Ashley, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Kaleb Tarczewski each scored 17 points as Arizona routed Washington State 86-59 on Sunday night. T.J. McConnell added 14 points for Arizona (22-3, 10-2 Pacific 12), which plays WSU only once this season. The Wildcats led by 34 points after the first half, but were outscored by ...

MSU Baseball Finishes Weekend Sweep With 12-0 Win Over Washington State

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 07:41
The Missouri State bears baseball team took another win over Washington State 12-0 down in Texas.