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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory , WA

December 6, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 1 p.m.

SCOW-SAFE INJECTION SITES

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington Supreme Court has unanimously upheld a lower court’s decision to keep a measure banning safe injection sites in King County off the ballot. By Gene Johnson. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 3 p.m.

GREAT DYING

WASHINGTON — Scientists think they’ve figured out the falling dominoes that led to Earth’s largest mass extinction and worry that human-caused climate change puts the planet on a vaguely similar path. The lead scientist was Justin Penn, an earth sciences researcher at the University of Washington. By Seth Borenstien. SENT: 500 words. AP Photos.

SAGE GROUSE-ENERGY LEASES

BILLINGS, Mont. — The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling and other activities across millions of acres in the American West that were put in place to protect an imperiled bird species. By Mathew Brown. SENT: 600 words. AP Photos.

SPORTS:

FBC-AP ALL-PAC-12

There’s no question at quarterback: Washington State’s Gardner Minshew II leads the Pac-12. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 900 words and photos by 9 a.m. PT.

IN BRIEF:

_FISHERS RELEASED: Wildlife officials release 6 fishers in North Cascades.

_FISHING VESSEL-WAIVER: Trump signs waiver for ship idled for violating Jones Act.

_WSU STUDENT-POLICE LAWSUIT: Settlement reached in WSU student’s lawsuit against police.

_FATAL SHOOTING-SEATTLE: Man killed in Seattle’s Pioneer Square; suspect arrested.

_ENTANGLED WHALES: Whales have worse than average year for entanglement in gear.

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