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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage,ADVISORY, WA

January 5, 2018

Washington state at 1 a.m.

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OLYMPIA, Wash. —Washington state leaders slammed the Trump administration’s move Thursday to roll back Obama-era leniency on legalized marijuana, saying they’ll defend the will of state voters who approved recreational pot and the hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue that comes with it. By Sally Ho. SENT: 530 words. With AP photos.



WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded an Obama-era policy that paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country, creating new confusion about enforcement and use just three days after a new legalization law went into effect in California. By Sadie Gurman. SENT: 1,100 words, AP Photos.


SAN FRANCISCO — Marijuana-related stocks plummeted, cannabis boosters worried about the industry’s future and defiant growers and sellers vowed to keep operating after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled a tougher approach Thursday to federal pot enforcement. By Paul Elias. SENT: 500 words. With AP photos.


As the legislative session begins Monday, Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz is urging state lawmakers to adopt a carbon policy that will prepare state lands, forests, waters and local communities that depend on natural resources to better deal with climate change. SENT: 450 words.


PORTLAND, Ore. — The state of Oregon sued the agrochemical company Monsanto on Thursday over pervasive pollution from PCBs, the toxic industrial chemicals that have accumulated in plants, fish and people around the globe for decades. The company called the lawsuit baseless. By Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 620 words. With AP photos.


WASHINGTON — The Trump administration moved Thursday to vastly expand offshore drilling from the Atlantic to the Arctic oceans with a plan that would open up federal waters off California for the first time in more than three decades. By Matthew Daly. SENT: 910 words. With AP photos.



RENTON, Wash. —Pete Carroll knows after eight seasons in charge of the Seattle Seahawks that his message always needs to evolve. By Tim Booth. SENT: 750 words. With AP photos.


MALIBU, Calif. — No. 19 Gonzaga visits injury-riddled Pepperdine, which hasn’t beaten the Bulldogs since 2002 or a ranked team since 2004. UPCOMING: 650 words.


Major League Soccer’s upcoming season includes a nine-day break in June for the World Cup in Russia. The league’s hiatus for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil was two weeks. But the U.S. national team, which played in 2014, did not qualify for soccer’s premier tournament this year. By Anne E. Peterson. SENT: 560 words.


Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch is leaving the Cougars and joining Ohio State as an assistant coach, a person with knowledge of the decision told the Associated Press on Thursday. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 220 words.

FBN--PRO BOWL BALDWIN: Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin was added to the Pro Bowl roster Thursday to replace injured Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald.

BKC--PORTLAND ST EASTERN WASHINGTON: Bogdan Bliznyuk had 28 points and 12 rebounds and Eastern Washington held off Portland State’s late charge for an 81-74 victory on Thursday night.


LAWMAKER HARASSMENT: Republican state House leader says he was sexually harassed.

SKLALLAM TRIBE-MARIJUANA SALES: S’Klallam Tribe moves closer to marijuana sales

BIRTH CERTIFICATES-THIRD OPTION: Washington allows third ‘X’ option on birth certificates

TRAIN DERAILMENT-WASHINGTON STATE: Engineer in Washington train derailment not yet interviewed

YAKIMA COUNTY-LANDSLIDE: Geologist says landslide not likely to disrupt highway

US ATTORNEY-WASHINGTON: Harrington becomes interim US Attorney for E.Washington

LOW BARRIER-HOUSING VOTE: City votes to transfer land for homeless, mental ill housing

PREGNANT WOMAN KILLED-LAWSUIT: Family of pregnant woman killed by deputies files lawsuit

FIRE DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATION: Spokane Fire Department under investigation

FLU DEATHS: 20 die from flu in Washington state

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