Good morning. Our news coverage plans Friday. If you have questions or suggestions about the report, please call the Seattle bureau at 206-682-1812 or 1-800-552-7694.


VANCOUVER, Wash. — Democrats see new opportunity in a southwest Washington congressional district as the party looks to make gains in a section of the blue state that has been out of reach to them for years. By Rachel La Corte. SENT: 900 words. AP Photos.


SPOKANE, Wash. — Conservation groups on Friday seek to block the state of Washington from killing a new wolf pack whose members have been preying on cattle in remote Ferry County. By Nicholas K. Geranios. About 500 words by 4 p.m.


COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho — A man living in a Coeur d'Alene home built for his daughter after she survived one of the region's most horrific crimes has been ordered to move out. A northern Idaho judge on Thursday ruled Steve Groene an unlawful tenant in the house owned by a charitable trust set up to benefit his daughter. Shasta Groene is now 21 and has moved near Boise. The charity wants to sell the house to continue providing her with financial support. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by noon.



ANAHEIM, Calif. — Matt Shoemaker takes the mound when the Los Angeles Angels continue their series with the Seattle Mariners, who won the opener. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 7 p.m. PDT.


UNDATED — When his team's schedule was finalized and released, Chris Petersen knew the opening month of the season for No. 10 Washington could end up being quite challenging. The opener against Auburn was a given. But lurking with almost as much danger and trepidation was the Huskies Pac-12 Conference opener at Utah. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 700 words. By noon PT.


Washington State seeks to remain unbeaten as the Cougars play Eastern Washington of the FCS on Saturday. By Nicholas K. Geranios. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1 p.m. PT


—PLUTONIUM PLANT: Work to demolish plutonium plant could resume next week.

—DEADLY CRASH: One driver was killed and another injured in a head-on collision along U.S. 2.

—TRAIN CONTROL SYSTEM-TESTING: Transportation and Amtrak to test train control system.

—HIGH-TECH VISAS-FINE: The Department of Labor has fined a Bellevue company $355,000 for violating labor rules pertaining to H-1B high-tech visas.

—SCHOOL CLOSED-THREAT: Archbishop Murphy High School in Everett, Washington, is closed Friday due to a potential threat.