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WSU scientists exploring alternatives to dense jet fuel

Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 9:55 a.m.

A research team at Washington State University is studying a process for synthesizing dense jet fuel from mint, pine, gumweed, eucalyptus or other plants, according to a WSU News release.

Sex offenders say island water makes them sick

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 10:56 a.m.

In this Sept. 15, 2017, photo, residents sit in a yard at the Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island, Wash., with the current water tower that serves the facility behind them at left, next to two older and currently unused towers. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)
Scores of sex offenders ordered to live on a secluded island in Washington state say the often cloudy, brown water there is making them sick, and records show the water system has been plagued by problems for more than a decade.

Colfax student arrested for alleged threat

Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 9:45 a.m.

One week after a shooting at Freeman High School left one student dead and three others injured, a Colfax High School student was arrested Friday morning for allegedly posting on social media he was “going to shoot up the school.”

Washington cyberstalking law on thin ice after hearing

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 9:56 p.m.

In this Feb. 19, 2017, photo provided by lawyer Venkat Balasubramani, Richard L. Rynearson III, of Bainbridge Island, Wash., poses while demonstrating in favor of a bill before the Washington state Legislature in Seattle. Rynearson, a retired Air Force major, is asking a federal court to declare Washington state's cyberstalking law unconstitutional, saying he's been threatened with prosecution – and up to a year in jail – for repeatedly making online posts that criticize a community activist. (Venkat Balasubramani / Associated Press)
Washington’s law against cyberstalking faces a dubious future after the state Attorney General’s Office declined to defend its constitutionality during a federal court hearing.

Audit finds WSU may have violated federal grant rules

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 12:14 p.m.

 (JEAN SHERRARD)
A state audit has found that Washington State University may have violated federal rules when it used about $17,000 from a grant to pay salaries and benefits for two employees who had little to no involvement in the projects.

Washington sues operator of immigration detention center

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 11:10 a.m.

Washington state has sued the operator of one of the largest immigration detention centers in the United States, claiming it did not pay detainees the state’s minimum wage for work performed over a decade.

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