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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage , WA

January 12, 2019

Our news coverage plans for Washington today. 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 4 p.m.

ENDANGERED ORCAS-CALF

SEATTLE — Researchers say there’s a new calf among the population of critically endangered killer whales that live in the waters between Washington state and Canada. SENT: 260 words. With AP photos.

SEATTLE INCOME TAX

SEATTLE — The state Supreme Court has declined to immediately take up the lower-court ruling that killed Seattle’s income tax and is instead sending the case to the Court of Appeals. SENT: 330 words.

POLICE DEPARTMENT DISBANDED

TONASKET, Wash.— City government in the tiny town of Tonasket, Washington, is in turmoil after a police officer came forward with allegations that the mayor wanted him to start using the name “Joseph” because “Jose” sounded too Hispanic. SENT: 400 words.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-AVIATION

The partial government shutdown is starting to strain the national aviation system, with unpaid security screeners staying home, air-traffic controllers suing the government and safety inspectors off the job. By David Koenig. SENT: 1050 words. With AP photos.

SPORTS

SOC--MLS-HONORING SCHMID

CHICAGO — Major League Soccer is renaming its annual Coach of the Year award to honor the late Sigi Schmid, the winningest coach in league history. SENT: 150 words.

IN BRIEF

_NATIVE WOMAN-HOMICIDE: Autopsy: Sequim woman’s death a homicide.

_WSU STUDENT-POLICE LAWSUIT: WSU student’s lawsuit against police settled for $500K.

_BODY FOUND-HOMICIDE: A year after Yakama woman’s body found, death ruled homicide.

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