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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ At Granny Shaffer’s restaurant in Joplin, Missouri, owner Mike Wiggins is reprinting the menus to reflect the 5, 10 or 20 cents added to each item. A two-egg breakfast will cost an extra dime, at $7.39. The price of a three-piece fried chicken dinner will go up 20 cents, to $8.78. The reason: Missouri’s minimum wage is rising. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 905 words.

AP Photos GFX8569, MOJOP101, MOJOP103, MOJOP102.


ASTORIA, Ore. _ Commercial fishermen in parts of Oregon and Washington state will be able to set their Dungeness crab gear on Tuesday, according to fishery managers. Fishermen can begin pulling their gear on Friday, the Daily Astorian reported. SENT: 200 words.



LONGVIEW, Wash. _ Carolyn Feasey-Kirkpatrick’s mom, a first grade teacher, taught her to read at age 2. “She said reading was the basis of everything: If you couldn’t read, you didn’t know the truth,” Feasey-Kirkpatrick said earlier this month in her room at Longview’s Canterbury Park. By Rose Lundy. SENT: 750 words.


_ PARKLAND CRASH _ Authorities are investigating a two-car collision that caused one of the vehicles to crash into an apartment building in Parkland.

_ ROSE PARADE WEATHER _ People planning to attend the New Year’s Day Rose Parade and Rose Bowl football game should prepare for cold and blustery conditions.

_ YAKIMA-HOMELESS CAMP _ A homeless encampment in Yakima has returned to its former location after temporarily relocating.

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