Puget Sound region
A tentative agreement has been reached in contract negotiations that brought 21,000 Puget Sound-area grocery store workers to the brink of a strike against four major chains.
A union spokesman says four grocery chains with stores in the Puget Sound area have been given notice that 21,000 union workers could strike Monday evening if no contract agreement is reached.
Federal agents are raiding a number of medical marijuana dispensaries in the Puget Sound region.
Forecasters say cold, dry weather with areas of freezing fog will continue to the middle of next week in Washington.
Forecasters say cooler, drier air is moving into Washington and rains will give way to a chance of snow showers in many places.
Four days after the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., two major retailers have announced that they are pulling certain kinds of semi-automatic rifles off store shelves.
Forecasters say a half-inch to more than 2 inches of rain fell Monday night, adding to the 2 to 5 inches of rain that fell in the lowlands in the past week. The soaking has increased the landslide risk level to moderate.
Residents in Washington and Oregon braced for more wet weather after a fierce storm swamped streets, toppled trees and large trucks, cut power to nearly 50,000 residents, and caused at least one death.