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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

April 16, 2019

Our news coverage plans for Washington. 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

Washington at 8 p.m.

DEPUTY KILLED

KALAMA, Wash. — Authorities on Monday identified the man they say killed a Washington state sheriff’s deputy before being fatally shot by officers following a day-long manhunt. The Cowlitz County coroner’s office on Monday identified the suspect as Brian Dellaann Butts, 33, of Longview, in southwestern Washington. SENT: 310 words. AP Photos.

DEBT COLLECTION LIMITS

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A trio of consumer protection bills has cleared major votes in the state Legislature, including one targeting a type of undated lawsuit which the state attorney general called potentially confusing for consumers. SENT: 140 words. Will be updated.

WOLF PLAN

SALEM, Ore. — With Oregon’s wolf population growing, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife on Monday issued a draft conservation and management plan that established a new timetable involving when wolves can be killed for preying on livestock. SENT: 440 words. With AP photos.

SPORTS:

INDIANS MARINERS

SEATTLE _ Rookie Yusei Kikuchi is still seeking his first win as he takes the mound Monday night when the Seattle Mariners open a three-game series against the Cleveland Indians. Trevor Bauer makes his fourth start for Cleveland. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: Game at 7:10 p.m. PT. 700 words.

BBA--INDIANS MOVES

SEATTLE — Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor has been sent to Triple-A to begin a rehab assignment as the All-Star is moving closer to rejoining the big league club after being slowed by a left ankle injury. SENT: 260 words.

BKC--GONZAGA-HACIMURA-DRAFT: Gonzaga star Rui Hachimura declares for NBA draft.

FBN--SEAHAWKS MOVES: Seattle signs Jefferson, Fant to restricted free agent deals.

IN BRIEF:

_INVASIVE MUSSELS: Inspectors find invasive mussels on boat in western Montana.

_WRONGFUL DEATH COMPENSATION: In wake of Duck crash, Legislature update century-old law.

_SEATTLE TIMES EDITOR: Michele Matassa Flores named Seattle Times editor.

_SNAKE RIVER DAMS: Newhouse says critics of dam study seek to undermine it.

_ORCA HABITAT-LAWSUIT: Feds agree to expand habitat protections for Northwest orcas.

_STATE DEMOCRATS-DEBATE: Washington Democrats want presidential debate in Seattle.

_IDAHO NUCLEAR WASTE: Layoffs planned at Idaho nuclear waste processing project.

_NIXON-BROTHER’S MEMORIAL: Memorial at Nixon Library for Ed Nixon, president’s brother.

_AUBURN GYMNAST-INJURY: Injured gymnast sets goal: To walk down aisle at her wedding.