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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

February 25, 2019

Good afternoon. Our news coverage plans Friday. If you have questions or suggestions about the report, please call the Seattle bureau at 206-682-1812 or 1-800-552-7694.

Noon.

FAMILY PLANNING-LAWSUIT

SEATTLE - Washington state says it will sue to challenge President Donald Trump’s policy setting up new obstacles for women seeking abortions, days after the administration adopted it. By Gene Johnson. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.

DODGING DROUGHT

GRANGEVILLE, Idaho — Officials say snowpack levels in northern Idaho and Washington have improved over the last month, but both states could still be heading for an abnormally dry summer. DEVELOPING.

SPORTS

BKC--T25-COLLEGE BKB POLL

NEW YORK — Gonzaga is back atop the AP Top 25 men’s college basketball poll. The Zags moved up a spot Monday to begin a second stint at No. 1 this season, both times replacing Duke at the top. They earned 44 of 64 first-place votes. By Aaron Beard. SENT: 800 words. AP Photos.

BBA--MARINERS-KIKUCHI

PEORIA, Ariz. _ New Seattle Mariners pitcher Yusei Kikuchi makes his spring training debut on Monday against the Cincinnati Reds. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 500 words. Developing from 1:05 p.m. MT game.

FBC--WASHINGTON ST-PROFESSOR LEACH: WSU to livestream final session of class taught by Leach.

IN BRIEF:

_NORTHWEST STORM: Winter storm delays school starts in parts of Northwest.

_SEATTLE FIRE: Man dies in Seattle fire.

_GOVERNOR-NEW MEXICO: Clean-energy push by New Mexico Democrats attracts attention.