Our news coverage plans for Washington. If you have questions or suggestions about the report, please call the Seattle bureau at 206-682-1812 or 1-800-552-7694. The West Regional Desk can be reached at (602) 417-2400.
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Washington at 12:30 p.m.
SEATTLE — Saturday marks 20 years since tens of thousands of protesters converged on Seattle and disrupted a major meeting of the World Trade Organization. The protesters’ message was amplified not just by their vast numbers but by the response of overwhelmed police, who fired tear gas and plastic bullets and arrested nearly 600 people. Two decades later, many of their causes are still relevant. By Gene Johnson. SENT: 1,215 words, AP Photos.
NEW YORK — Buy something online this holiday season and you’ll set off a 24-hour race to your door. Amazon, Walmart and others are promising to deliver more of their goods in a day. It’s a feat that requires not just additional planes and vehicles, but more workers, piles of cash and data to help retailers prepare and predict what shoppers may buy. By AP Retail Writer Joseph Pisani. SENT: 850 words, AP Photos.
FBC-WASHINGTON STATE-WASHINGTON PREVIEW
SEATTLE — Chris Petersen made it clear this season by Washington will be viewed as an underachievement no matter what happens in Friday’s Apple Cup against Washington State. Such is the case of raised expectations after three straight appearances in New Year’s Six bowl games. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 700 words. By 2 p.m. PT.
FBC-T25–PAC-12 THIS WEEK
UNDATED — No. 6 Utah can clinch the Pac-12’s South Division with a win over Colorado this week. The Utes are the league’s only hope for the College Football Playoff after Oregon lost to Arizona State last weekend. By David Brandt. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.
— WOLF DELISTING UPHELD: The Oregon Court of Appeals has dismissed a lawsuit filed by environmental groups challenging the state’s decision to lift endangered species protections for gray wolves.
— CHRISTMAS TREES-TIGHT SUPPLY: Experts in Oregon, the nation’s No. 1 supplier of Christmas trees, say prices for a holiday evergreen will remain higher this year due to a tight supply.
— OVERDUE LIBRARY FINES: The Mid-Columbia Libraries will no longer charge fines for overdue library books and other material starting Jan. 1.
— HAYSTACK ARSONS: Authorities are searching for those responsible for a dozen haystack fires this year in central Washington.
— MAN FATALLY SHOT-PROTECTIVE ORDER: Authorities say a Gray’s Harbor woman has fatally shot a man who broke into a home and violated a protective order she had against him.
— POWER PLANT FAILURE: Washington state regulators have estimated $20 million in needed repairs for a power plant in Montana raising concerns about the life of the generator.
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