Washington State Patrol http://kuow.org en Stopped By A Trooper? Don't Reach For Your Registration http://kuow.org/post/stopped-trooper-dont-reach-your-registration <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/05/052814AJ_TrooperPSA_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>With the summer driving season fast approaching, the Washington State Patrol is reminding drivers what to do and not do if you’re stopped.<p> Thu, 29 May 2014 14:54:43 +0000 Austin Jenkins 35417 at http://kuow.org Stopped By A Trooper? Don't Reach For Your Registration Washington State Patrol Switching Back To Ford http://kuow.org/post/washington-state-patrol-switching-back-ford <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/05/051414AJ_Huss_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The Washington State Patrol is switching back to Ford police cruisers after a brief, but rocky dalliance with Chevy.<p> Thu, 15 May 2014 17:20:34 +0000 Austin Jenkins 34515 at http://kuow.org Washington State Patrol Switching Back To Ford Lawmakers Raise Concerns About Troubled State Patrol Radio System http://kuow.org/post/lawmakers-raise-concerns-about-troubled-state-patrol-radio-system <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/05/051414AJ_Rolfes_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Washington’s troubled State Patrol radio system is getting fresh scrutiny from state lawmakers. The Joint Transportation Committee got an update Wednesday on the $40 million conversion to digital technology.<p> Thu, 15 May 2014 17:20:30 +0000 Austin Jenkins 34514 at http://kuow.org Lawmakers Raise Concerns About Troubled State Patrol Radio System Washington State Patrol Faces Lawsuit Over Promotion Of Military Vets http://kuow.org/post/washington-state-patrol-faces-lawsuit-over-promotion-military-vets <p>Steve Scher talks with Tom Pillow, president of the <a href="http://www.wspta.org/pub/index.php">Washington State Patrol Troopers Association,</a> about a lawsuit filed by state troopers against the Washington State Patrol. The lawsuit claims the agency is breaking the law when military veterans are up for promotions. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:50:06 +0000 Steve Scher & Andy Hurst 29582 at http://kuow.org Washington State Patrol Faces Lawsuit Over Promotion Of Military Vets Dead Air, Garbled Transmissions Trouble Washington Troopers http://kuow.org/post/dead-air-garbled-transmissions-trouble-washington-troopers <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/02/020314AJ_DeadAir_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For most of us, our smartphones have become our figurative lifelines. For state troopers their literal lifeline is still the two-way radio.</span><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 16:43:27 +0000 Austin Jenkins 28181 at http://kuow.org Dead Air, Garbled Transmissions Trouble Washington Troopers Washington State Patrol Expects No Big Changes From Legalized Marijuana http://kuow.org/post/washington-state-patrol-expects-no-big-changes-legalized-marijuana <p></p><p></p><p>Officials with the Washington state Patrol say about 8 percent of the drivers they pull over turn out to be impaired by drugs. A lab test verifying marijuana in the blood is a factor in showing driver impairment, they say, but there’s never been a legal limit the way there is for alcohol. That changes with the new law allowing marijuana possession, which takes effect Thursday, Dec. 6. It contains a new limit on marijuana components in a driver’s bloodstream. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 02:57:00 +0000 Amy Radil 4307 at http://kuow.org Washington State Patrol Expects No Big Changes From Legalized Marijuana