AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA
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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
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SEATTLE — A 24-year-old Honduras woman seeking asylum in the United States has been reunited with her 6-year-old son in Seattle about two months after they were separated by U.S. immigration authorities. Yolany Padilla and her son reunited on Saturday. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.
LEWISTON, Idaho — A northern Idaho man police say fatally stabbed a Washington woman for $800 has been charged with first-degree murder. SENT: 277 words.
NATIVE AMERICAN FIRE CREW
SALEM, Ore. — Members of the Warm Springs Hotshots were getting ready to head home when the radio buzzed — a wildfire had started — and the elite crew launched into motion to tamp down the blaze in the sagebrush of eastern Oregon’s foothills. The blur of activity in late June would be familiar to every wildland firefighter, but the Warm Springs crew is one of only seven Hotshot crews based on a Native American reservation and overseen by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. It’s also one of only four administered directly by a Native American tribe. By Tom James. SENT: 648 words. With AP Photos.
BELLINGHAM — For decades, a boulder perched above Interstate 5 about four miles south of the city has served as the community’s billboard — a public spot on the side of the road to paint messages of celebration, love and loss. Over the years, people have wondered who was the first to paint what’s been called “graffiti rock,” ″the rock,” ″Bellingham rock” and “Samish rock.” An AP Member Exchange by Kie Relyea, The Bellingham Herald. SENT: 1366 words.
KELSO-WATER RESTRICTIONS: Kelso residents asked to limit water use due to low river
OPIOID LAWSUIT-FRANKLIN COUNTY: Franklin County sues national drug makers over opioid crisis
FATAL HIT RUN-ARREST: Man arrested 3 years after pedestrian struck and killed