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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, WA

January 23, 2019

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

BLUE ORIGIN LAUNCH

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Jeff Bezos’ rocket company, Blue Origin, has launched NASA experiments into space on a brief test flight. The New Shepard rocket blasted off Wednesday from West Texas, hoisting a capsule containing the experiments. By Marcia Dunn. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.

SOUTH KOREA-DEPORTED ADOPTEE

SEOUL, South Korea - A South Korean man who was deported from the U.S. four decades after his adoption by American parents is suing the Seoul government and a private adoption agency over what he calls gross negligence. Adam Crapser says they failed to help him and others gain citizenship despite sending thousands of children to the U.S. The $177,000 civil suit, to be filed Thursday in Seoul, exposes a dark side of South Korean adoptions, which exploded as a business during the 1970s and ’80s.

SPORTS

BKC--PAC 12 THIS WEEK

The once-proud Oregon Ducks have fallen to 2-3 in Pac-12 play and eighth in the conference standings, and their shot at making the NCAA Tournament field seems to be rapidly slipping away. But they could boost their season on Thursday with a victory over Washington, the last undefeated league team at 5-0. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 500 words and photos by 4 p.m. PT.

IN BRIEF

_SPOKANE AIRPORT: Spokane airport sees record number of passengers in 2018.

_BURIEN FIRE: 1 dead in Burien fire.

_AIRPLANE ASSAULT-LAWSUIT: Lawsuit: United Airlines failed to protect teen on flight.

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