BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, WA
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SEATTLE _ Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has faced a rocky reception since he announced last weekend that he’s considering an independent presidential bid – and it’s not clear his welcome will be any warmer when he brings his publicity tour to his hometown of Seattle on Thursday. At least two ardent groups are planning to protest outside the theater where Schultz is scheduled to speak: Democrats who worry his candidacy would hand President Donald Trump another term, and basketball fans who haven’t forgiven him for selling the Seattle SuperSonics to a group that moved the team to Oklahoma City more than a decade ago. By Gene Johnson. DEVELOPING. With AP Photos.
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_DAM REGULATION: Washington state to regulate federal dams to cool hot water.
_ENDING EMISSIONS TESTING: Washington is ending its state emissions test program in 2020.
_MISSOURI STABBING DEATH: Authorities say a suspect in a southwest Missouri killing has been arrested in Washington state.