AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA
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VETS COMBATTING WILDFIRES
SALEM, Ore. — After being in firefights in Afghanistan and Iraq, members of a new elite crew are bringing their military experience to bear as they battle wildfires in the most rugged country back home. The Bureau of Land Management has just minted its first hotshot crew focused on recruiting military veterans, and members say they experience the same comradeship they felt in combat, and crucial support as some deal with PTSD. By Andrew Selsky. Sent: 750 words. With AP Photos.
Governors have a wide range of priorities they want to tackle in the coming year, from tax reform to education. Yet it’s a topic that receives less attention on the campaign trail and in their speeches that could determine their success — natural disasters. Wildfires in the West and hurricanes in the South have been especially destructive in recent years, and scientists say climate change is making this more common. As the severity escalates, governors are finding they have to make disaster planning a priority or risk the consequences of inaction defining their terms and angering voters. By Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 1,200 words. With AP Photos.
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BEND, Ore. — Oregon is providing more abortions than its residents receive, a sign the state’s abortion laws are less restrictive than in some neighboring states. According to data released by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week, Oregon residents underwent 7,847 abortion procedures in 2015, out of a total of 8,610 abortions performed within the state — about 11.2 percent of abortions in Oregon were for out-of-state residents. By Markian Hawryluk, The Bulletin. SENT: 840 words.
Fairfield plays Seattle at the Redhawk Center.
BKC-DELAWARE STATE-WASHINGTON STATE
Delaware State plays Washington State at Beasley Coliseum.
PULLMAN, Wash. — When Washington co-defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake started his week of prep for facing Gardner Minshew and Washington State, he noticed the same foundational plays and concepts he’s seen since arriving with the Huskies five years ago. Even with a new quarterback, an improved run game and some different pass catchers, it was still the same. By Tim Booth. SENT: 650 words.
—SUSPICIOUS U-HAUL FIRE: Investigators are calling an overnight fire at a Renton, Washington, U-Haul rental facility ‘suspicious.’
—DEAD SEA LIONS: Since September, six sea lions have died from gunshot wounds in central Puget Sound and Kitsap County.
—PEDESTRIAN KILLED: Authorities in eastern Washington say a pedestrian in a crosswalk died after being hit by a vehicle.
—CRIME PREVENTION APP: The city of Moscow has rejected a free pilot program that would use a smartphone application to help prevent crime.
—MOTHER KILLED: A 39-year-old man is in Grays Harbor County Jail accused of fatally stabbing his mother at her home in Aberdeen.
—PASTOR-DRUG SMUGGLING-SENTENCE: A former Washington state pastor was sentenced to five years in federal prison on a drug smuggling charge.