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AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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


BOISE, Idaho — Sage grouse have a vast network of mating grounds in the U.S. West akin to interconnected regional airport hubs that the imperiled species is using to maintain genetic diversity across its entire range, a DNA study has revealed. The 19-page report by the U.S. Forest Service that appeared in a scientific journal in early May involved nearly 6,000 sage grouse samples collected from 2005 to 2015 and maps some 1,200 mating sites in 10 western states and the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 900 words by noon.


GRAND RONDE, Ore. — Tribal artifacts that have been hidden away in the archives of the British Museum in London for nearly 120 years are being returned to a Native American tribe for an exhibit at its own museum — a facility the tribe expanded and upgraded in part to reclaim these pieces central to its complicated heritage. The 16 objects will go on display Tuesday on a small Oregon reservation after a decades-long campaign by the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde to bring them back from Europe. By Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 950 words. With AP Photos/Video.


BBA-MARINERS-ASTROSHOUSTON — Houston’s Dallas Keuchel and Seattle’s James Paxton face off in the opener of a short two-game series between these teams atop the AL West. The Mariners have won four straight to move into first place in the division and the Astros are one game back after losing two in a row to Boston. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 700 words. With AP Photos.


NEW YORK — Diana Taurasi looks refreshed this season. After cutting her overseas season short last winter because of an injury, Taurasi used the time to rest, recover and “tune up her body.” By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 800 words. AP Photos.

BIG SKY CONFERENCE-CONDUCT: Big Sky Conference bans athletes with violent convictions.


—TARIFFS-APPLES: Mexico slaps 20 percent tariff on US apples.

—POLICE CRUISER-ROLLOVER: A Bellevue police officer is recovering after his patrol car crashed and rolled over.

—INMATE SUICIDE: Authorities say an inmate hanged himself in the Whatcom County Jail.

—BICYCLIST KILLED: Medical examiner identifies bicyclist killed in Auburn.

—NUCLEAR COMPLEX-WILDFIRE: Wildfire burns through Hanford nuclear complex.

—SPOKANE-FATAL ACCIDENT: A woman was killed when she was struck by medical delivery van while walking in downtown Spokane.

—YAKIMA-HOMELESS CAMP: A homeless encampment on city land could be allowed to operate year-round for the next two years.

—PUYALLUP FATAL: Authorities say a man was killed and a woman was injured after a three-car head-on crash in Puyallup.

—RUNWAY LIGHTS-FLIGHT DIVERTED: Billings airfield lights out, flight returns to Seattle.

—POP CULTURE MUSEUM-NYC: Museum of Pop Culture set to open outpost in New York City.

—POLICE CRUISER-ROLLOVER: Bellevue officer recovering after chase ends with rollover.

—JUVENILE SHOT: Yakima sheriff says boy accidentally shot and wounded friend.

—COCKFIGHTING RING: 2 charged in alleged cockfighting ring after multiyear probe.

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