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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

December 21, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 4:35 p.m.


SEATTLE —More than 300,000 households and businesses lost power Thursday as strong winds took down trees and power lines, blew over shipping containers and tore off part of a clock tower’s exterior in western Washington. By Lisa Baumann. UPCOMING: 350 words by 5:30 p.m. With AP Photos.


Decades after the U.S. stopped institutionalizing kids because large and crowded orphanages were causing lasting trauma, it is happening again. The federal government has placed most of the 14,300 migrant children in its care in detention centers and residential facilities packed with hundreds, or thousands, of kids. By Garance Burke and Martha Mendoza. SENT: 1,000 words. AP Photos.


FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A new report by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights finds that funding levels for Native American tribes are woefully inadequate despite the federal government’s responsibility to provide for education, public safety, health care and other services under treaties, laws and other acts. By Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 840 words. AP Photos.



RENTON, Wash. _ Doug Baldwin knows he’s fortunate to have spent eight years in the NFL and to have established himself as one of the better players on several elite teams. He also knows he’s fortunate to have gotten this far without having a season defined by dealing with obvious injuries affecting his play _ until this year. By Tim Booth. SENT: 710 words. With AP photos.


SEATTLE — Union quarterback Lincoln Victor has been voted The Associated Press Washington high school football player of the year after leading his team to the Class 4A state championship in his senior season. SENT: 1,660 words.


SEATTLE — From the time he entered the league in 2012, Russell Wilson for the most part has thrived late in the season with playoff berths or playoff positioning at stake. By Tim Booth. SENT: 920 words. With AP photos.

BBA--MARINERS ROSSCUP: Lefty reliever Rosscup agrees to 1-year with Mariners.

FBN--FLEASON CONGRESSIONAL HONOR: Ex-Saint Gleason close to getting Congressional Gold Medal.


_MINIMUM WAGE: Washington minimum wage increases to $12 an hour in January.

_HIT RUN FATAL: Authorities seek person in hit-and-run that killed man.

_ICY INTERSTATE CRASHES: Officials ID truckers killed after icy interstate crashes.

_BRAZIL-BOEING: Brazil Judge suspends Boeing-Embraer deal for second time.

_MOUNTAIN GOAT RELOCATION: Agencies plan to airlift more mountain goats out of Olympics.

_NERVOUS SYSTEM DISORDER-WASHINGTON: 11th Washington child suspected of having paralyzing illness.

_MISSING BOY-PLEA: Man pleads guilty to drowning 6-year-old nephew.

_MURDER FOR HIRE-ARREST: Adult film actress charged in murder-for-hire plot.

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