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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory , WA

January 23, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 12 p.m.

BLUE ORIGIN LAUNCH

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. ā€” Jeff Bezosā€™ rocket company, Blue Origin, has launched NASA experiments into space on a brief test flight. The New Shepard rocket blasted off Wednesday from West Texas, hoisting a capsule containing the experiments. By Marcia Dunn. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.

SOUTH KOREA-DEPORTED ADOPTEE

SEOUL, South Korea - A South Korean man who was deported from the U.S. four decades after his adoption by American parents is suing the Seoul government and a private adoption agency over what he calls gross negligence. Adam Crapser says they failed to help him and others gain citizenship despite sending thousands of children to the U.S. The $177,000 civil suit, to be filed Thursday in Seoul, exposes a dark side of South Korean adoptions, which exploded as a business during the 1970s and ā€™80s.

SPORTS

BKC--PAC 12 THIS WEEK

The once-proud Oregon Ducks have fallen to 2-3 in Pac-12 play and eighth in the conference standings, and their shot at making the NCAA Tournament field seems to be rapidly slipping away. But they could boost their season on Thursday with a victory over Washington, the last undefeated league team at 5-0. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 500 words and photos by 4 p.m. PT.

IN BRIEF

_AMAZON-SELF-DRIVING DELIVERIES: Amazon testing delivery by self-driving robots.

_RICHLAND LAB: New building for Pacific Northwest National Lab campus.

_INLAND NORTHWEST STORM: Winter storm impacts schools in inland Northwest.

_SPOKANE AIRPORT: Spokane airport sees record number of passengers in 2018.

_BURIEN FIRE: 1 dead in Burien fire.

_SHUTDOWN-ASTORIA: Astoria waives water, sewer bills for federal workers.

_EVERETT-PEDESTRIAN KILLED: Woman struck, killed by Postal Service truck in Everett.

_AIRPLANE ASSAULT-LAWSUIT: Lawsuit: United Airlines failed to protect teen on flight.

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