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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage, WA

April 4, 2019

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.

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ORCAS-SALMON FISHING

SEATTLE -Federal officials say they may restrict salmon fishing off the West Coast to help the Pacific Northwest’s critically endangered killer whales, but two environmental groups are suing anyway to ensure it happens. By Gene Johnson. SENT: 660 words. With AP photos.

SUV OFF CLIFF

WILLITS, Calif. —Jen and Sarah Hart and three of their adopted children died of broken necks after their SUV plunged off a Northern California cliff, a forensic pathologist testified during a coroner’s inquest Wednesday to help authorities classify the deaths. By Olga R. Rodriguez. SENT: 450 words. With AP photos.

BOEING-ETHIOPIA-PLANE CRASH

Pilots of an airliner that crashed last month in Ethiopia initially followed Boeing’s emergency steps for dealing with a sudden downturn of the nose of their plane but could not regain control, according to a published report. By David Koenig and Tom Krishner. SENT: 660 words. With AP photos.

SPORTS:

BKC--TEAM VS TALENT

An Associated Press analysis of rosters of perennial NCAA Tournament teams concludes that it takes NBA-ready talent _ players who leave school early _ to go far consistently. Though there are exceptions scattered about, the AP found that the teams that consistently advance to the Elite Eight are also the teams with the most early entries in the NBA draft. Even this Final Four _ without the star “one-and-dones” _ has several players who will leave college with eligibility remaining. By Eddie Pells and Larry Fenn. SENT: 1,400 words. AP Photos.

BKH--WASH ALL STATE

SEATTLE — Gonzaga Prep senior Anton Watson and Kamiakin senior Oumou Toure have been voted The Associated Press Washington state high school basketball players of the year. SENT: 890 words.

FBC--WASHINGTON EASON’s TIME

SEATTLE — Washington’s Jacob Eason was arguably the most accomplished scout team quarterback in the country last season. By Tim Booth. SENT: 640 words. With AP photos.

BKC--WOODEN AWARD: Morant, Williamson among finalists for John R. Wooden Award.

IN BRIEF:

_OVERDOSE DEATH-CHARGES: Man charged after musician’s overdose death in Port Townsend.

_WASHINGTON BRIDGES: Report: Nearly 400 structurally deficient Washington bridges.

_FATAL SHOOTING-BELLEVUE: Police: Man found in Bellevue park shot to death.

_WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING CHARGES: State wildlife-trafficking initiative: First charges filed.

_WOLVES-NONLETHAL CONTROLS: Washington may pursue nonlethal ways to control wolves.

_COAL POWER-MONTANA: Montana congressman confronts Inslee over coal-fired power.