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Washington State Patrol: Trooper Cadet Taser Training

WSP Taser Training

On any given day, in any given situation, any Washington State trooper may be confronted with an aggressive subject. Verbal de-escalation is always the goal, but is not always successful. This is why troopers are given a number of other tools to defend themselves should the need arise. One of those tools is the Taser.…

Washington to participate in first ever nationwide distracted driving crackdown

Target Zero Washington

National enforcement campaign taking place during Distracted Driving Awareness Month Law enforcement officers in Washington State will be cracking down on distracted drivers as part of a new national distracted driving enforcement campaign this month. Between April 10 and April 15, the high visibility enforcement efforts will target motorists who are observed driving distracted —…

Washington state proposes nuke cleanup deadlines

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Frustrated by federal government delays, the state of Washington on Monday issued its own plan for cleaning up the nation’s most contaminated nuclear weapons site…. …read more

Washington landslide one of nation's deadliest

The landslide that destroyed a rural community in Washington state was one of the deadliest in U.S. history…. …read more

Seismic readings show Washington had 2 landslides

SEATTLE (AP) — Seismic signals showed there were two major slides about four minutes apart during Saturday’s disaster in Washington state, and afterward smaller slides continued for days, University of Washington researchers said…. …read more

How Washington mudslide victims are getting help

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — As the search continues for survivors of a deadly mudslide in Washington state, the first steps in helping those affected has already begun…. …read more

Fire Chief Says Death Toll From Large Landslide in Washington State Increases to Four.

Fire chief says death toll from large landslide in Washington state increases to four. …read more

Sheriff: 2 killed in big Washington state mudslide

SEATTLE (AP) — The Snohomish County sheriff’s office says two people have died in a massive mudslide in Washington state, and others are injured…. …read more

More tuberculosis cases in Washington state

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — State health officials say tuberculosis cases are on the rise in Washington state after several years of decline…. …read more

Washington jobless rate holds steady

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state’s unemployment rate is holding steady at 6.4 percent and remaining at the lowest point in more than five years…. …read more

Inslee signing bill to designate state waterfall

SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee is signing a bill that designates the official Washington state waterfall…. …read more

Deming teen sells company on ABC's 'Shark Tank'

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state 16-year-old probably won’t need to deliver pizzas or flip burgers to make a few extra bucks, thanks to an appearance on the ABC television show “Shark Tank.”… …read more

US education official: Washington waiver not dead

SEATTLE (AP) — Despite legislative inaction on a teacher evaluation bill, the U.S. Department of Education on Friday said Washington state’s waiver from some requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind law is not dead yet…. …read more

Former Seattle burn chief accused of misconduct

SEATTLE (AP) — The state panel in charge of disciplining doctors in Washington state has accused a former chief of Harborview Medical Center’s burn unit of unprofessional conduct…. …read more

Legislature passes bill to allow hash sales

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state’s Legislature has passed a bill to allow sales of marijuana concentrates like hash oil at state-licensed pot shops…. …read more

Washington homeowner fighting to keep treehouse

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — Zeb Postelwait of Washington state always wanted to build a treehouse for his sons. He got the chance last summer after moving into a Wenatchee home with a big tree in the front yard…. …read more

Wash. to pay $8M to 6 siblings to settle lawsuit

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state has agreed to pay a combined $8 million to settle a lawsuit filed by six King County siblings who said they were abused and neglected in the care of a family friend while the state failed to properly investigate more than a dozen separate tips…. …read more

House OKs 24-credit diploma bill

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state took one step toward a more rigorous diploma on Wednesday when the state Senate approved a bill that would require 24 credits to graduate, starting with the class of 2019…. …read more

Officials: statewide drought unlikely

SEATTLE (AP) — So much rain and snow has fallen across Washington state in recent weeks that experts say there’s little chance of a statewide drought being declared this year…. …read more

Washington state wolf population grows by 1

SEATTLE (AP) — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife reported Saturday its yearly count of gray wolves living in Washington state found 52 of the predators, one more than at the end of 2012…. …read more

Washington State Archives running out of room

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — In a few days, the bill signed by Gov. Jay Inslee enabling undocumented students to receive state financial aid will be delivered to the Washington State Archives for safekeeping…. …read more

Wash. State Patrol: 1 dead in I-5 wrong-way crash

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says one person is dead after a crash on Interstate 5 north of Vancouver, Wash., that involved a wrong-way driver…. …read more

11-Year-Old Washington State Girl Kills Cougar

11-year-old Washington state girl kills cougar following her 14-year-old brother to their home

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