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AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

November 26, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says the soldier who was killed in Afghanistan over the weekend gave his life in service of the U.S. Defense Department officials said Sunday that 25-year-old Army Sgt. Leandro A.S. Jasso died Saturday during combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Inslee said in a statement that “we are profoundly grateful for his service and sacrifice.” SENT: 140 words. SENT: 500 words.


TACOMA, Wash. — Authorities say asphyxiation is considered to be the preliminary cause of death for a Russian asylum seeker who died after a suicide attempt at an immigration jail in Tacoma. DEVELOPING.


GARLAND, Texas — Turns out that retailers like Amazon aren’t too interested in restocking your returned impulse buys. Instead, they’ll often wind up in warehouses like one in Garland, where returned goods (including some that have never been opened) are auctioned off for cheap. The Dallas Morning News reports as holiday sales pick up, so do returns. The end of November marks the beginning of busy season for people who work in returns management, so the Garland warehouse where Liquidation.com sorts, packages and auctions off returned goods will kick into high gear through the new year. There’s a “Christmas effect” that comes with shopping at the warehouse, manager Scott Birlew said. An AP Member Exchange by Dana Branham, The Dallas Morning News. SENT: 1,000 words.



Gonzaga pulled off what some considered impossible, stopping the Duke juggernaut in the Maui Invitational title game without one of its best players. Now the Zags are No. 1 again. By John Marshall. SENT: 750 words. AP Phoots.


SPOKANE, Wash. — No. 3 Gonzaga seeks to remain undefeated with a game against North Dakota State. By Nicholas K. Geranios. UPCOMING: 600 words by 11 p.m. ET. Photos


RENTON, Wash. — The Seattle Seahawks have been the best run offense in the NFL for weeks. What the Seahawks showed in Sunday’s win over Carolina is when needed, they can skill lean on the passing arm of Russell Wilson. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 600 words. By 5 p.m. PT.


—NORTHWEST WEATHER: Storm system brings rain, wind and flooding to Northwest.

—WILDFIRE RELIEF-WASHINGTON: A team of Washington utility workers is helping to restore power to families affected by the recent wildfire in Northern California.

—TEEN KILLED-HIGHWAY: A 19-year-old man from Toledo, Washington, was struck and killed by a car as he walked along a dark road.

—BARRICADED MAN-SENTENCING: Man who threatened motel manager, deputies, sentenced.

—FATAL CRASH: A woman who died after her car crashed into a guardrail on Interstate 5 in Federal Way, Washington, has been identified as Sau Chun Leung of Portland.

—AVISTA-HYRDO ONE SALE: Idaho regulators question Avista’s sale to Canadian utility.

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