Cold air from the Gulf of Alaska, coupled with the usual January moisture, means there's a growing possibility snow could fall in Western Washington lowlands by Sunday, says National Weather Service meteorologist Doug McDonnal.

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Seattle

Cold from north may bring snow

Cold air from the Gulf of Alaska, coupled with the usual January moisture, means there’s a growing possibility snow could fall in Western Washington lowlands by Sunday, says National Weather Service meteorologist Doug McDonnal.

“It’s a little early to say that there will be snow, but things are developing in such a way that there will be a potential for snow,” he said. Snow could arrive by Sunday but is more likely early next week, he said.

Olympia

Bills might allow donation of drugs

Unused prescription medication could be donated for use by needy patients under three proposals being heard Wednesday in the Senate’s Health & Long-Term Care Committee.

The bills, which cover unused, unopened and sealed drugs, exclude controlled substances.

• SB 6048 directs the state Department of Social and Health Services to set up a program letting nursing homes redistribute unused, unopened and sealed drugs to patients.

• SB 6049 would authorize the state Department of Health to establish a cancer-drug repository for accepting and dispensing those drugs to authorized state residents.

• SB 6051 would allow donations to a health-care facility or participating provider for redistribution.

Seattle

Program to offer youth job training

Job training and educational support will be offered to low-income immigrant and refugee youth and their families under a new program announced Tuesday by the city of Seattle.

The city plans to award $465,000 to five organizations under a competitive-bid process. The city is looking for organizations that can improve outcomes for immigrant and refugee youth ages 15-20 who typically have poor high-school graduation rates, few job skills and little parent support or advocacy.

The majority of that money, $315,000, will be redirected from existing city programs for immigrants and refugees.

Applications for proposals are due Feb. 14. The Request for Investment is available at seati.ms/AyphKx.

Tukwila

Ex-pastor to plead guilty, lawyer says

A Seattle-area pastor is scheduled to plead guilty Friday to federal charges he bilked two dozen people out of at least $1.6 million.

Anthony C. Morris resigned last week from the New Covenant Christian Center, and federal prosecutors charged him with wire fraud and money laundering Tuesday. They say that since 2003 he’s run a Ponzi scheme in which he told people he’d invest their money and get them quick, profitable returns.

His attorney, Jessica Riley of Seattle, said he’s been cooperating and will plead guilty to both charges and that he hopes to repay as many of his victims as possible.

The New Covenant Christian Center, previously located in Seattle and Renton, now operates out of a community center in Tukwila. The case was investigated by IRS-Criminal Investigation and the FBI.

Seattle

Man fatally shot is identified

A 30-year-old man shot dead in Rainier Valley on Sunday night has been identified as Tirone J. Finkley, hometown unknown, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Finkley was killed at about 5:06 p.m. by an unknown assailant near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and South Walden Street.

Anyone with information should call 911 or the Tip Line at 206-233-5000.

Times staff and news services