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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

December 5, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


BELLINGHAM, Wash. — The Western Washington University student arrested in connection with on-campus racist and homophobic vandalism has been charged with a hate crime. SENT: 280 words.



SEA ISLAND, Ga. - Seattle can now begin plotting the course of its hockey future after the NHL awarded the city an expansion franchise that begins play in 2021. Longtime coach Dave Tippett will be in charge of building a hockey operations department. He will have a say in who will be the team’s first general manager. The pressure is on to win right away after the Vegas Golden Knights reached the Stanley Cup Final in their inaugural season. By Stephen Whyno. SENT: 830 words. AP Photos.


Washington plays Gonzaga at McCarthey Athletic Center. DEVELOPING from 8 p.m. PST start.


COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State’s incoming football coach, Ryan Day, has never been a college head coach. He certainly has a reputation. The 39-year-old Day was named the Buckeyes’ 25th coach after Urban Meyer decided to retire after the Rose Bowl against Washington on Jan. 1. Smith worked for Chip Kelly in the pro ranks for two years before taking the job as quarterbacks coach at Ohio State before the 2016 season. He was promoted to co-offensive coordinator last season. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 800 words. AP Photos.

BBN--MARLINS COACHES: Former Seattle Mariners pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr. has been hired as pitching coach for the Miami Marlins..


_FENTANTYL OVERDOSE-DEATHS: Officials: Fentanyl overdose deaths up 70 percent in state.

_TEEN DEATH-ARREST: Teen boy used stolen gun to fatally shoot Edmonds girl.

_PORTLAND-PLASTIC RULES: Portland passes ordinance to reduce single-use plastic.

_BABY INJURED-PLEA: Man pleads not guilty to injuring 8-month-old girl.

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