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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

January 5, 2019

Our news coverage plans for Washington today. 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 2:30 p.m.

STUDENTS-SHUTDOWN

SPOKANE, Wash. — For a group of Whitworth University students, the partial shutdown of the federal government is suddenly much more than a news item. It’s real life. Months ago, they enrolled in a three-week academic program that promised, among other things, a “behind-the-scenes experience of the breadth of knowledge in the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum, education and research complex, in Washington, D.C.” Their timing couldn’t have been worse. They landed on Wednesday to news that the Smithsonian, the National Zoo and almost every other federally operated site has been closed indefinitely. An AP Member Exchange by Jim Allen, The Spokesman-Review. SENT: 409 words.

SPORTS:

FBN--SEAHAWKS-COWBOYS

ARLINGTON, Texas _ Dak Prescott goes for his first playoff win in his second try with the Dallas Cowboys, this time in a home wild-card game against postseason-tested Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.

BC-BKW--T25-PACIFIC-GONZAGA

SPOKANE — Zykera Rice scored 21 points, Jenn Wirth added 16 and No. 17 Gonzaga turned up the defensive pressure to win its 11th straight game, 88-65 over Pacific on Saturday. SENT: 216 words.

BC-FBC--FCS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

FRISCO, Texas — Easton Stick ran for three touchdowns and threw two quick scoring passes to Darrius Shepherd in a wild start to the second half as North Dakota State won its record seventh FCS championship with a 38-24 victory over Eastern Washington on Saturday. By Stephen Hawkins. SENT: 541 words. With AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

CREOSOTE CLEANUP: Creosote-treated logs targeted at park beach

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