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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

December 25, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

YEAR END TOP STORIES-WASHINGTON

SEATTLE — The abolishment of the death penalty was voted the state’s top news story of 2018 by Associated Press staff and member editors. Other top news items of the past 12 months included the awarding of a new professional hockey franchise for Seattle, the death of Microsoft co-found Paul Allen and the end of a long-running court battle over education funding. SENT: 800 words. With AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

_EAGLES RETURN: Scores of eagles are back at Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

_MAN FOUND DEAD-IDENTIFIED: Authorities have identified a 45-year-old Olympia man who was found dead south of Tumwater.

_RECYCLING VIOLATIONS: Latah Sanitation Inc. workers have placed 1,662 contamination tags on recycling carts in Moscow, Idaho.

_LONGSHOREMAN KILLED: A longshoreman killed while directing traffic on a ship at the Port of Tacoma has been identified.

_ALASKA-FLIGHT DIVERTED: Passengers on a Delta Air Lines flight that made an emergency landing on an Alaskan island have arrived safely at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

_MIGRATING GRAY WHALES: Migrating gray whales will once again be passing along the Oregon coast this winter.

_HUNTER-ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING: A 53-year-old Yakima man accidently shot himself in the leg while hunting in the fields north of Zillah, Washington.

_RAILROAD TOOLS-THEFT: Railroad tracks foiled someone’s plan to make off with stolen property.

_LONGVIEW SCHOOLS-BUDGET CUTS: The Longview School District plans to delay the adoption of new elementary science and social studies curriculums to make up budget overages.

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