BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, WA
Good morning. Our news coverage plans Wednesday. If you have questions or suggestions about the report, please call the Seattle bureau at 206-682-1812 or 1-800-552-7694.
OLYMPIA, Wash. - Dozens of legislative races across Washington state will determine whether or not Democrats maintain — or possibly even increase — their control of the Statehouse. By Rachel La Corte. UPCOMING: 700 words by noon. AP Photos.
DELTA, British Columbia - Canada is poised to become the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace. At least 109 pot shops are expected to open next Wednesday. Customers also will be able to order online and have cannabis delivered to their door. It’s also only the second country to legalize weed, followed by the much smaller South American nation of Uruguay. By Gene Johnson and Rob Gillies. SENT: 1,400 words. AP Photos, video.
SUPREME COURT-IMMIGRATION DETENTION
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in an immigration case that pits the government against immigrants it wants to deport following crimes they have committed in the United States. The issue in the case before the justices Wednesday has to do with when federal law gives immigration authorities the ability to hold people in custody and deny them a hearing to argue for their release while they try to avoid being deported. By Jessica Gresko. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.
SAN FRANCISCO — The Pac-12 women’s basketball teams gather for media day with Oregon looking to build on its run to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament last season. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 4 p.m. PDT.
—OFFICER KICKING-INVESTIGATION: Prosecutors clear Yakima police officer in kicking teen.
—PUGET ISLAND SHOOTING-SENTENCE: Puget Island man sentenced in shooting at officers.
—INMATE RELEASE REVIEW: 3rd accidental inmate release in 3 months prompts review.
—EDUCATION TAX PROPOSAL: State superintendent calls for capital gains tax for schools.
—COUNTY OFFICIAL-PROFANITY: Official hurls profanity at board chairman, who is her son.
—AMAZON-PACKAGING CENTER: Amazon plans packaging center in suburban Indianapolis.