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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

December 26, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 p.m.


BELLEVUE, Wash. - As suburban Seattle has grown into one of the world’s major tech centers, it’s also become a hub for treating “tech addiction” _ excessive use of video games, devices and online content that can ruin a person’s life. One young man who has struggled with video games and online content his entire life is trying to maintain limits even as he’s working in the tech industry. It’s not easy. By Martha Irvine. SENT: 950 words. AP Photos.


NEW YORK - The new year is bringing new wages to New York state. The minimum wage is going up on Dec. 31. The highest wages will be in New York City, where fast-food workers and employees of businesses with 11 or more people will see their minimum hourly pay go up to $15 from $13. For workers, the increase is cause of celebration. But some business owners are stressed figuring out how to adjust to higher labor costs. By Deepti Hajela. SENT: 840 words. AP Photos.



The 2018 regular season will conclude in Music City on Sunday night, where the Colts and Titans will play for a wild-card playoff berth. Or maybe more. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. UPCOMING: 550 words, graphic, by 5 p.m.


_TRAIN-FATAL: Man struck, killed by train in Spokane, Washington.

_SUNK BOAT-OIL LEAK: Police find another sunken boat in Hoquiam River.

_FATAL BEATING: Woman beaten to death on Christmas night.

_BODY FOUND-BEACH: Coroner’s office identify body found on Whidbey Island beach.

_OREGON PARKS-GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: Crater Lake, Mount Rainier limited after government shutdown.

_ATTEMTPED TOOL THEFT: 6 customers draw guns on men attempting to steal tools.

_HANFORD-GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: Hanford, PNNL, Manhattan Project remain open during shutdown.

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