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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory , WA

December 18, 2018

Our news coverage plans. 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.

A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

Washington at 1:05 p.m.

ORCAS SALMON RECOVERY LAWSUIT

SEATTLE — The federal government is violating the Endangered Species Act by failing to consider how salmon fishing off the West Coast is affecting endangered killer whales, two conservation groups said Tuesday as they threatened a lawsuit. By Gene Johnson. SENT: 580 words. With AP photos.

WASHINGTON OPIOIDS FUNDING

SEATTLE — Gov. Jay Inslee has proposed the state spend $30 million to help combat the opioid epidemic by creating new programs and complimenting actions already underway across the state. SENT: 280 words.

SEATTLE-AFFORDABLE HOUSING

SEATTLE — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said Monday that the city will spend more than $75 million on affordable-housing units in the next year. SENT: 350 words. With AP photos.

SHARED STEWARDSHIP-IDAHO

Idaho is scheduled to sign an agreement with federal authorities aimed at allowing more logging and restoration work on millions of acres of national forest lands that are increasingly plagued with insect infestations and destructive wildfires.

SPORTS

BKC--TEXAS-ARLINGTON-GONZAGA

Texas-Arlington plays Gonzaga at McCarthey Athletic Center. Game start at 6 p.m. PST.

IN BRIEF:

_CHINOOK SALMON FRY DEATH: Power outage causes death of 6.2M chinook salmon fry at Gig Harbor hatchery.

_ANIMAL ABUSE: Couple pleads not guilty in animal abuse case.

_NORTHWEST WIND STORM: Winds, rain knock out power in Oregon and Washington.

_OFFICER SHOOTS DRIVER: Yakima police ID officer who fatally shot driver after chase.

_SUSPECT ARREST-BORDER CROSSING: Vehicular homicide suspect caught at Canada border crossing.

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