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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage, ADVISORY, WA

January 11, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 4:35 p.m.

PELVIC MESH LAWSUITS

SEATTLE — Doctors who specialize in female pelvic medicine say lawsuits by four states, including Washington and California, over products used to treat pelvic floor disorders and incontinence might scare patients away from the best treatment options — or maybe even push the products off the market. By Gene Johnson. SENT: 1,200 words. AP Photos.

WASHINGTON LEGISLATURE

Funding schools and fixing the state’s struggling mental health system are top priorities for the upcoming legislative session, lawmakers and the governor said Thursday during panel discussions in Olympia. By Martha Bellisle. SENT: 690 words. With AP Photos.

MISSING WOMAN-SONS LAWSUIT

SEATTLE — A federal appeals court has ruled that a lawsuit against Washington state brought by the grandparents of Charlie and Braden Powell can proceed. SENT: 140 words. Will be updated.

LOCAL INITIATIVES-DISCLOSURE

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A split Washington Supreme Court says the Attorney General’s Office can pursue a campaign finance disclosure case against the conservative Evergreen Freedom Foundation because disclosure requirements do apply to local ballot measures even before they’re turned in for official review. SENT: 370 words.

KILLING SEA LIONS

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon wildlife officials have started killing California sea lions that threaten a fragile run of winter steelhead in the Willamette River, a body of water that’s miles inland from the coastal areas where the massive carnivorous aquatic mammals usually congregate to feed. By Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 610 words. With AP photos.

SPORTS:

WNBA MOCK DRAFT

NEW YORK — The Associated Press polled a panel of WNBA coaches and general managers for a mock draft of the two rounds this spring. Panelists were limited to college seniors and eligible foreign players, and they could not offer a pick for their own team. While last season there was a clear-cut No. 1 in A’ja Wilson, there is no consensus top pick this year. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 870 words.

BBA--MARINERS MOVES

SEATTLE — Right-hander Cory Gearrin and infielder Tim Beckham have agreed to one-year contracts with the Seattle Mariners. SENT: 280 words.

BKC--WASHINGTON ST-COLORADO

SALT LAKE CITY _ Washington faces Utah on Thursday night. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts at 8 p.m. MST.

BKC--WASHINGTON-UTAH

SALT LAKE CITY _ Washington faces Utah on Thursday night. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts at 8 p.m. MST.

IN BRIEF

_TACOMA KILLINGS SENTENCE: Man gets over 60 years for decapitating 2 women in Tacoma.

_TV EDITOR FIRED TRUMP VIDEO: Seattle TV editor fired after Trump video appears altered.

_UTW AFFORDABLE HOUSING: Tacoma apartment building makes affordable units available.

_HOTEL WORKER LAW: Seattle to ask high court to revive hotel worker law.

_LAWSUIT-BELLINGHAM POLICE: Lawsuit: Bellingham Police tolerates violent officers.

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