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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

December 7, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 3:58 p.m.

PUBLIC RECORDS TASK FORCE

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A task force created after Washington lawmakers attempted to exempt themselves from the state’s Public Records Act says the Legislature should be more transparent about its workings. SENT: 470 words. AP Photos.

KILLING SEA LIONS

SEATTLE — A bill making it easier to kill sea lions that feast on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River has cleared the U.S. Senate. By Phuong Le. SENT: 600 words. With AP photos.

CHURCH ABUSE JESUITS

ST. LOUIS — Two Roman Catholic Jesuit provinces that cover nearly half the U.S. released the names Friday of more than 150 priests and other ministry leaders who were found to have “credible allegations” of sexual abuse made against them dating to the 1950s. By Jim Salter. SENT: 740 words.

TINY HOME LAWSUIT-SEATTLE

SEATTLE — A group is suing the city of Seattle over its use of tiny home villages to combat homelessness. SENT: 171 words.

FOIE GRAS BAN

LOS ANGELES — Amazon has agreed not to sell foie gras in California from birds that have been force-fed and pay civil penalties as part of a lawsuit settlement, a prosecutor said Friday. SENT: 340 words. With AP photos.

SPORTS:

HKN--NEW RIVALRY

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -Sitting high above the ice of Rogers Arena, Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning is recalling fond memories of his time playing junior hockey for the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League and their trips up Interstate 5 to play at the old Mercer Arena against the Seattle Thunderbirds. By Tim Booth. SENT: 890 words. AP Photos.

BKC--T25-TENNESSEE SECOND CHANCE

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee wants to capitalize on a second chance to beat an elite opponent as the Volunteers adapt to the higher expectations accompanying their Top 10 ranking. SENT: 720 words. With AP photos.

FBN--VIKINGS OFFENSE

EAGAN, Minn. — With four weekends left in the regular season, two NFL teams have already fired their coaches. Several other underperforming clubs have dismissed assistants. By Dave Campbell. SENT: 640 words. With AP photos.

IN BRIEF:

_SCOW-JUSTICE YU ADMONISHMENT: Justice Mary Yu admonished over pro-charity Facebook post.

_LACEY FIRE: Fire at Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall investigated.

_BRAZIL-BOEING: Brazil court suspends Boeing-Embraer deal until next year.

_AVISTA SALE: Analyst says Spokane-based utility remains takeover target.

_WASHINGTON GOVERNOR-PAC: Gov. Jay Inslee raises money for possible White House bid. With AP photo.

_BRAIN-EATING AMOEBA-NETI POT: Doctors blame tap water in neti pot for brain-eating amoeba.

_PLASTIC BAGS-EVERETT: Everett joins other cities in banning plastic bags.

_TEENS ESCAPE DETENTION: Teens recaptured after Washington state facility escape.

_PROSTITUTION BUST: Online sex forum leader gets 3 years after prostitution bust.

_MASS SCHOOL SHOOTING PLOT: Teen in Washington state school shooting plot pleads guilty.

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