AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA
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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL-NURSE ASSAULTED
SEATTLE— A nurse at Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital who lost part of her ear when she was assaulted by a patient is suing the state for $5 million. By Martha Bellisle. SENT: 600 words. AP Photos.
OLYMPIA, Wash.— Kim Schrier is the first Democrat to win the sprawling 8th Congressional District that stretches from Seattle’s eastern suburbs to central Washington farm country. By Rachel La Corte. SENT: 360 words. AP Photos.
SALEM, Ore. — Two ranchers in eastern Oregon are working with the state to test a new strategy for preventing livestock attacks by wolves with the hope of breaking an impasse between conservationists and ranchers on how to manage the predators. SENT: 500 words. AP Photos.
SEATTLE — The Portland Timbers bring a 2-1 lead into the second-leg of the Western Conference semifinals against the rival Seattle Sounders on Thursday night. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 600 words. Match at 7:30 p.m. PT.
SEATTLE - Speedy outfielder Mallex Smith has been acquired by the Seattle Mariners from the Tampa Bay Rays for catcher Mike Zunino and outfielder Guillermo Heredia as part of a five-player deal. The deal was announced at the baseball general managers’ meetings. Smith stole a career-best 40 bases this year. He hit .296, tied for the major league lead with 10 triples and had 40 RBIs. By Tim Booth. SENT: 700 words. AP Photos.
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Rams head into their meeting with Seattle this weekend with a chance to essentially end the NFC West race with seven weeks to go. The Rams are returning from their first loss of the season in New Orleans last week. Their win in Seattle five weeks ago left the Seahawks frustrated with their inability to finish strong against their division rivals. By Greg Beacham. SENT: 900 words. AP Photos.
Oregon at Utah is the game of the week in the Pac-12. The matchup Saturday in Salt Lake City comes with drama. Utah is playing without quarterback Tyler Huntley, who is out for the regular season with a broken collarbone. The Utes will start redshirt freshman Jason Shelley as the team seeks to remain atop the jumbled Pac-12 South. By Anne M. Peterson. SENT: 500 words. AP Photos.
—PRISON GUARD KILLING: Washington Supreme Court upholds conviction in guard’s death.
—SEATTLE-TOTEM POLES: Seattle to review totem poles for cultural sensitivity.
—SEX ABUSE SENTENCE: Sex offender gets prison for preying on teen boy.
—PEACEHEALTH LAWSUIT: Oregon man sues PeaceHealth over Medicare-related billing.