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 11:30 a.m.
SEATTLE – Democratic Rep. Denny Heck says he’s retiring from Congress. Heck is serving his fourth term representing a district southwest of Seattle. He was first elected in 2012. Heck serves on the House Intelligence Committee, which has played a key role in the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. By Gene Johnson. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.
WASHINGTON-SUPREME COURT APPOINTMENT
OLYMPIA, Wash. – Whatcom County Superior Court Judge Raquel Montoya-Lewis was appointed to the state Supreme Court Wednesday by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who said she will be the first Native American justice to serve on the state’s highest court. By Rachel La Corte. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.
WASHINGTON – Birth control pills work great if women remember to take them every day but missing doses can mean a surprise pregnancy. Now scientists have figured out how to pack a month’s supply into one capsule. The trick: A tiny star-shaped gadget that unfolds in the stomach and gradually releases the drug. The experimental capsule is still years away from drugstores, but researchers reported Wednesday that it worked as designed in a key test in animals. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is investing $13 million for further development. By Lauren Neergard. SENT: 700 words. AP Photos.
SILVERSPOT BUTTERFLY-CAPTIVE BREEDING
PORTLAND, Ore. — Conservationists have successfully bred the extremely rare Oregon silverspot butterfly in captivity, a potential breakthrough for saving a species that once was found in coastal regions from California to British Columbia but is now reduced to five isolated populations, the Oregon Zoo said. SENT: 280 words.
Washington State plays at rival Idaho in non-conference basketball. By Will Ferguson. Upcoming: 500 words. Game starts at 7 p.m.
Washington State plays at rival Idaho in non-conference basketball. By Will Ferguson. Upcoming: 500 words. Game starts at 7 p.m. PST
FBC–WASHINGTON-THE LAKE SHOW
SEATTLE — Jimmy Lake will become the new head coach at Washington after the Huskies bowl game. He didn’t expect to be in this position and was caught off guard by the news Chris Petersen was resigning. But Lake is relishing the chance at his first head coaching job. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 700 words.
—WASHINGTON-VAPING: Washington readies legislative response to vaping.
—CHILD RAPE-CHARGE: Man charged with raping girl.
—MICROSOFT-SHAREHOLDERS: Microsoft shareholders defeat 2 activist proposal.
—NAVY SAILOR MEDICAL EMERGENCY: Navy sailor flown to onshore Washington state hospital.
—DRIVER ARRESTED: Police: Driver arrested after killing pedestrian.