- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Our news coverage plans Wednesday.

If you have questions or suggestions about the report, please call the Seattle bureau at 206-682-1812 or 1-800-552-7694.



OLYMPIA - A House committee holds a public hearing on a measure seeking to overhaul the state’s medical marijuana system in order to reconcile that market with the state’s new legal recreational one. The Health Care & Wellness Committee will hear a bill sponsored by Rep. Eileen Cody that would reduce the amount of marijuana patients can possess, eliminate collective gardens, and require patients to get an official card from the state Department of Health. By Rachel La Corte. Hearing begins at 8 a.m. UPCOMING: 500 words by noon.


SEATTLE - Three months after Gov. Jay Inslee pledged to adopt a low carbon fuel standard during a summit with leaders of Oregon, California and British Columbia, some Republican lawmakers say they want to make sure he doesn’t take unilateral action. One Republican legislator is sponsoring a measure to prevent the governor from taking executive action to pass a rule requiring fuel producers to offer fuels that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy, say that’s the job of legislators. By PHUONG LE. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1 p.m.


SEATTLE - Washington’s Attorney General announces the filing of criminal charges against the owners of two derelict vessels that recently sank, dumping fuel and oil into Puget Sound. By Phuong Le. UPCOMING, 450 words by 1 p.m.


SEATTLE - Washington state has asked some of the state’s popular rock bands and concert venues to help attract more young people to sign up for health insurance through the new health care exchange. By Donna Gordon Blankinship. UPCOMING: 400 words by noon.



TACOMA - An artist with thrifty tastes, Gerry Sperry was wandering through a Goodwill store in Puyallup on the last day of 2013 when he came upon a lacquered wooden box in the hardware section. He bought it, for $2.99 - and what it contained has him pursuing a quest in the new year. AP Member Exchange by Larry Larue, The News Tribune. Pursuing AP Photo.



RENTON, Wash. - The numbers and the way it looks in stretches suggest the Seattle Seahawks offense is flawed right now, and has been for more than a month. Pete Carroll doesn’t see it that way, just as long as Seattle keeps doing enough to win. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 650 words by 4:30 p.m.


SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Jim Harbaugh will turn to lip reading, motioning and even sign language if he has to in order to communicate with quarterback Colin Kaepernick to keep things running smoothly through the deafening noise of Seattle’s home stadium. Kaepernick had one of his worst performances as a pro in a 29-3 Week 2 loss to the Seahawks. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 3 p.m.


BERKELEY, Calif. - California looks for its fourth straight win to open Pac-12 play when the Golden Bears host Washington. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.


STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford looks to even up its Pac-12 record when the Cardinal host Washington State. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


- RAPE VICTIM SETTLEMENT - Lynnwood to pay mistreated rape victim $150,000.

- BORING SEATTLE TUNNEL - High-pressure job to free Seattle tunnel machine.

- KING COUNTY TAX INCREASES - King County voters may be asked to raise taxes.

- PORT ANGELES MURDER SENTENCE - 10 years for Port Angeles shooting death.

- CHILLED SEWAGE - Moscow must cool sewage temperature.

- PASCO MURDER CONVICTION - Life sentence in Pasco stabbing death.

- CAMANO ISLAND-CHLORINE LEAK - Camano Island chlorine tank leak capped.

- ALBERTSONS CLOSING - Albertsons closing 7 northwestern grocery stores.

- LANDSLIDE-TRAINS CLEARED - RR tracks north of Seattle OK for passenger trains.

- CHILD PORNOGRAPHY JUDGE - Ex-Walla Walla judge accused of child pornography.

- OFFICERS KILLED-APPEAL - Lakewood police killings accomplice loses appeal.

- FOGGY FORECAST - Foggy forecast in Washington.

- SPOKANE DRIVE-BY SHOOTING - 2 arrested, 4 guns found after Spokane shooting.

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