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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

December 23, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 a.m.


KENNEWICK, Wash. — A new agreement aims to boost salmon populations and preserve inexpensive power in hopes of ending a decades-long legal battle over the future of the four lower Snake River dams. Three federal agencies, including the Bonneville Power Administration, joined Oregon and Washington officials and the Nez Perce Tribe in signing off on a three-year plan filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Portland. An AP Member Exchange by Cameron Probert, Tri-City Herald. SENT: 660 words.


WASHINGTON — Irritated with the criticism and fallout from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ resignation, President Donald Trump on Sunday pushed the Pentagon chief out the door two months earlier than planned, an acrimonious end to a tense relationship that had been eroding in recent months. In a series of tweets, Trump appeared to questions why he had put Mattis in his Cabinet in the first place, and said deputy defense secretary Patrick Shanahan, a Washington-state native and longtime Boeing Co. executive, will take over as acting secretary on Jan. 1 to cover the accelerated departure. By Lolita C. Baldor. SENT: 930 words. With AP Photos.



SEATTLE _ Patrick Mahomes and Russell Wilson take the Sunday night stage as the Kansas City Chiefs face the Seattle Seahawks in a matchup filled with playoff implications for both teams. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: Game at 8:20 p.m. EST. 750 words.


_ICE RINK FIRE: An electrical fire forced the evacuation of an ice skating rink in Kent, Washington.

_SKAGIT COUNTY SHERIFF-RETIREMENT: After more than 30 years with the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office, Will Reichardt will retire in January.

_BODY FOUND-MOTEL: Police say the man found dead in a Portland motel was shot.

_BODY FOUND: The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to locate a missing vehicle after a man was found dead.

_CAR THEFT-BABY: Portland police are looking for the man who took off in a car with a mother and her baby in the backseat.

_AIRBNB STABBING-ARREST: A 17-year old male has been arrested after stabbing another male at a house party in Woodinville.

_PROPERTY FUED-CHARGES: An Index-area man has admitted that he cut down the gate to his private community during a feud with its leaders.

_NORTHWEST STORM: A winter storm has made holiday travel dangerous and is threatening flooding on the Oregon and Washington coastlines.

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