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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory , WA

March 12, 2019

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

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WASHINGTON-OPIOID LAWSUIT

SEATTLE -Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson will announce a lawsuit Tuesday related to the opioid epidemic.

PORTLAND-PROTESTS

PORTLAND, Ore.— The mayor of Portland, Oregon, criticized local prosecutors and his own Police Bureau for not being more aggressive in arresting and prosecuting right-wing and left-wing protesters who frequently clash on the city’s streets.

ETHIOPIA-PLANE CRASH-BOEING

HOUSTON — The second deadly crash of a prized new airplane in five months has renewed safety concerns about the 737 Max that could shape Boeing’s fortunes for many years. By David Koenig. SENT: 1,000 words. AP Photos.

SPORTS:

BKC--PAC-12 TOURNAMENT

LAS VEGAS _ Washington should be in good shape for an NCAA Tournament bid. The Huskies would like to leave no doubt by earning the automatic bid that comes with winning the Pac-12 Tournament. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words by 1 p.m.

BKC--AP ALL PAC-12

LAS VEGAS — The Pac-12 player of the year award often goes to the highest scorer or the best player on the best team. Washington’s Matisse Thybulle took home the honor by being a disruptive defensive force for the Pac-12 regular-season champions. By John Marshall. SENT: 600 words.

BKW--WCC-BYU-GONZAGA

LAS VEGAS _ Top-seeded Gonzaga tries for its third straight West Coast Conference title when it faces BYU in the championship game. By Basketball Writer John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words. Starts at 1 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_SEATTLE-TRAFFIC DEATHS: Seattle traffic deaths decrease slightly last year.

_NAVAL BASE-STOLEN TRUCK CRASH: Man arrested after stolen truck crashed at naval base.

_AK-47 BANDIT: ‘AK-47 bandit’ pleads guilty to Nebraska bank robbery.

_FAKE LOTTERY TICKETS: 3 arrested on suspicion of cashing fake lottery tickets.