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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

January 1, 2019

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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 a.m.

STATE LEGISLATURES

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Big-dollar decisions about health care and education will top the agenda in many state capitols as lawmakers convene for their 2019 sessions with a closer balance between Republicans and Democrats. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 1,500 words. AP Photos.

MARIJUANA EXPORT BILL

SALEM, Ore. — Marijuana could take the next step toward joining pinot noir and craft beer on Oregon’s list of famous exports, under a proposal likely to go before state lawmakers in the new year. SENT: 290 words.

FISH REBOUND

SPOKANE, Wash. — In the early 2000s, the world’s only freshwater cod was all but gone from the waters of the Kootenai River in North Idaho and British Columbia. Once counted in the thousands, regional populations of burbot - sometimes known as ling cod - had dropped to a mere 50. Today, that number is closer to 50,000. An AP Member Exchange by Nathanael Massey, The Spokesman-Review. SENT: 600 words.

SPORTS:

FBC--ROSE BOWL PREVIEW

PASADENA, Calif. _ Urban Meyer sees the idyllic Rose Bowl as the ideal place to close his coaching career. The Ohio State boss is leaving after the Buckeyes (12-1) face Pac-12 champion Washington (10-3) and Chris Petersen, who is building his own impressive legacy with much less fanfare. By Greg Beacham. SENT: 960 words. With AP photos.

With: FBC--ROSE BOWL-MAYORS’ BET: Seattle, Columbus mayors wager $105 donation on Rose Bowl.

BKC--IDAHO STATE-EASTERN WASHINGTON

CHENEY, Wash. — Mason Peatling scored 16 points and ignited a closing 11-2 run to help Eastern Washington defeat Idaho State 65-55 on Monday and end a seven-game losing streak against Division-I opponents.

BKW--T25 GONZAGA PEPPERDINE

MALIBU, Calif. — Zykera Rice matched her career high of 23 points on 11-of-12 shooting and No. 17 Gonzaga rolled to its ninth-straight win, defeating Pepperdine 79-54 on Monday. SENT: 190 words.

FBN--SEAHAWKS-SLUGGISH FINALE

RENTON, Wash. — Considering the expectations before the season started, maybe the Seattle Seahawks didn’t need to be so critical of their final regular-season performance before returning to the playoffs. By Tim Booth. SENT: 710 words. With AP photos.

IN BRIEF:

_OFFICER SHOOTS MAN-SEATTLE: Police fatally shoot man in north Seattle after traffic stop.

_AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY: Air stagnation advisory issued for NW Oregon, SW Washington

_SPOKANE SUSPICIOUS DEATH: Spokane police investigate man’s suspicious death.

_WOMAN INJURED-MAN ARRESTED: Authorities: Woman critical after ex crashes into her car.

_SEATTLE FIRE: 2 dead in Seattle house fire.

_OREGON-ROADKILL: Oregon joins other states allowing roadkill for food.

_RUNNONG ON HIGHWAY-FATAL: Man fatally hit by 3 vehicles as he ran across Interstate 5.

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