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SPORTS
November 10, 2012 | Times staff reports
UCLA 44, Washington State36 (final) Now I feel bad about saying Washington State had little talent. That was a cheap shot born of frustration because of undisciplined play by both sides and officiating that was losing control of the game. The Cougars do have some talent, and it's giving the kind of effort that will probably save the team from a post-game Mike Leach rant. Note: we did say probably. At the end it was a one possession game. The Cougars passed for 456 yards and outgained UCLA in total offense by 193 yards.
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SPORTS
November 30, 2011 | Wire reports
Former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach is the new head coach at Washington State. The school said Wednesday that Leach had agreed in principle to a five-year contract. He will be introduced Tuesday at a news conference in Pullman, Wash. Terms of the contract were not immediately available. Leach, 50, posted an 84-43 record at Texas Tech, leading the Red Raiders to 10 bowl appearances in 10 seasons. He was fired in 2009 amid allegations he mistreated a player with a concussion.
NATIONAL
January 6, 2011 | By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
When coal is mined in Montana, shipped out of Washington state and ultimately burned in China, who is responsible for the greenhouse gases? That is the latest question challenging Washington state officials as they review plans for the first major coal export facility on the U.S. West Coast. While the state is examining the impact of increased greenhouse gas emissions from truck and rail traffic to the proposed facility, environmental groups want them to go a big step further, arguing that slowing coal-based emissions in China starts with stopping coal shipments from U.S. shores.
SPORTS
November 9, 2012 | By Chris Foster
One way to drive up UCLA Coach Jim Mora's blood pressure this week was to say three letters … U …S … C. The 17th-ranked Bruins play the Trojans next Saturday. First comes woeful Washington State and Mora has demanded his players focus on the task at hand rather than the team from across town. Staff writer Chris Foster (mostly) does exactly that in examining the Bruins vs. Cougars matchups and story lines: Double trouble The best quarterback-running back duo in the Pac-12 Conference - outside of Eugene, Ore. - is UCLA's Brett Hundley and Johnathan Franklin.
NATIONAL
March 3, 2012 | By Mitchell Landsberg, Los Angeles Times
  Mitt Romney won Washington state's GOP caucuses Saturday, giving him a welcome tail wind as he heads into the Super Tuesday presidential contests. The former Massachusetts governor led from early on after a day of caucusing by Washington voters. Texas Rep. Ron Paulappeared headed for second place, ahead of former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who barely contested the state, was a distant fourth. "The voters of Washington have sent a signal that they do not want a Washington insider in the White House," Romney said in a victory statement issued by his campaign.
SPORTS
January 23, 2010 | By Baxter Holmes
Defense is USC's bread and butter, its faithful standby. If shots aren't falling, if calls go against them, if the hardwood cracks in two and a chasm appears, suspending play indefinitely -- it's cool, no worries, don't sweat it. The Trojans can still rely on their rock-solid defense, which is built on players being aggressive, knowing if they get beat, a teammate has their back. But against Washington State on Thursday, that defense, which was ranked first nationally in scoring defense (54.7)
NATIONAL
November 12, 2013 | By Maria L. La Ganga
KENT, Wash. - Mindy Mansfield had health insurance when she worked at a factory that made air flow vents in Cle Elum, a small town in central Washington state. It covered the pills she took for her Type 2 diabetes and the ones she needed to ease her arthritis. But as she edged toward retirement age after nearly two decades as a machine operator, Mansfield was laid off. She moved in with her older sister in Kent, lost her medical coverage and jettisoned her arthritis medication because "it was just too expensive.
SPORTS
January 22, 2010
Up next VS. WASHINGTON STATE Saturday, 1 p.m., Pauley Pavilion, Prime Ticket The Cougars nearly swept the Bruins last season . UCLA lost only three conference home games the last two seasons but has already lost two this season. -- Chris Foster
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