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 11:00 a.m.
OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington state’s first female speaker of the House was sworn in Monday as lawmakers returned to the state Capitol to convene their 60-day legislative session. By Rachel La Corte. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.
EVERETT, Wash. — A winter storm in Washington state left thousands of without power in the greater Seattle area and caused school closures and delays. DEVELOPING.
SEATTLE – The City Council is poised to pass restrictions on campaign spending. By Gene Johnson. DEVELOPING.
HEMP REGULATIONS-WORRIED GROWERS
PORTLAND, Ore. — Hemp growers and entrepreneurs who were joyous a year ago after U.S. lawmakers reclassified the plant as a legal agricultural crop now are worried their businesses could be crippled if federal policymakers move ahead with draft regulations. By Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 1,100 words. AP Photos.
Changing CEOs was the easy part. Now it’s up to Boeing’s new leader to deal with a crisis caused by two crashes and the grounding of the company’s best-selling plane. By David Koenig. SENT: 800 words. AP Photos.
RENTON, Wash. — For the third time in Pete Carroll’s tenure, the Seattle Seahawks were left wondering what if after a second-half rally in the divisional round of the playoffs fell short. The loss to Green Bay will sting, but also leaves plenty of optimism moving forward. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 750 words. By 4 p.m. PT.
BKC—T25—COLLEGE BKB POLL
Baylor climbed to No. 2 in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll after resounding road wins over Texas Tech and Kansas last week. Gonzaga maintained the top spot after breezing to a pair of victories. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 800 words. AP Photos.