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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

January 4, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 1 a.m.

SEATTLE US ATTORNEY

SEATTLE — The U.S. Senate has confirmed Brian Moran, a former leader in the Washington state attorney general’s office, to be the top federal prosecutor in western Washington state. Moran, 59, will replace U.S. Attorney Annette Hayes. By Gene Johnson. SENT: 340 words.

MORE AILING ORCAS

SEATTLE — The region’s expert on the demographics of the critically endangered southern residents says two more orcas are ailing and probably will be dead by summer. SENT: 430 words. AP Photos.

LEGAL MARIJUANA-OVERSUPPLY

SALEM, Ore. — For the second year in a row, Oregon cannabis farmers have harvested more than a million pounds of usable marijuana. SENT: 750 words. With AP photos.

MISSING WOMAN-MINE SEARCH

SALT LAKE CITY — A search group plans to re-examine an abandoned mine shaft in Utah’s West Desert over the next month or so with the hope of finding the remains of a mother who disappeared nine years ago. The Utah Cold Case Coalition is organizing the search for the remains of Susan Powell. SENT: 240 words.

SPORTS:

FBN--NFL THIS WEEK

Some juicy rematches highlight wild-card weekend, in which, well, just about any of the eight teams advancing wouldn’t be a surprise. Seattle beat Dallas early this season, and Baltimore handled the Los Angeles Chargers late. The Colts and Texans split two games. Only the Eagles and Bears didn’t face off. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. For Weekend Use: 900 words, photos. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. For Weekend Use: 900 words, photos.

FBN--SEAHAWKS-INJURIES

RENTON, Wash. _The Seattle Seahawks are a little healthier than it appeared at the beginning of the week heading to Dallas for its NFC wild-card game against the Cowboys. By Tim Booth. SENT: 510 words.

FBN--SEAHAWKS-COWBOYS-RUN GAME

FRISCO, Texas _ The Dallas Cowboys have the NFL rushing champion in Ezekiel Elliott. The Seattle Seahawks boast the league’s No. 1 run game with Chris Carson and some help. Both teams figure to try to control their wild-card matchup with the ground game. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon. SENT: 830 words. With AP photos.

BBA--MARINERS-KIKUCHI

SEATTLE _Yusei Kikuchi smiled wide for the cameras, pointing to the back of his No. 18 jersey — a celebrated number for Japanese pitchers. In the city where one of his childhood idols, Ichiro Suzuki, became a major league star, Kikuchi is eager to prove he belongs in America, too. By Tim Booth. SENT: 720 words. With AP photos.

FBN--GLEASON-CONGRESSIONAL HONOR

NEW ORLEANS — President Donald Trump has signed legislation awarding former New Orleans Saints and Washington State football player Steve Gleason the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor awarded by Congress. SENT: 200 words.

BKC--EASTERN WASHINGTON-IDAHO

Eastern Washington plays Idaho at Cowan Spectrum. 5:15 p.m. PST game start.

BKC--SEATTLE-CAL STATE

Seattle plays Cal State Bakersfield at Icardo Center. 7 p.m. PST game start.

BKW--T25 SAINT MARY’s GONZAGA: Smith, Rice help No. 17 Gonzaga win 10th straight, 74-62.

IN BRIEF:

_CAB DRIVER SLAIN: Washington man who killed taxi driver gets life in prison.

_AVISTA SALE IDAHO: Idaho commission denies sale of Avista to Canadian company.

_YAKIMA JAIL DEATH-CHARGES: Man pleads not guilty in death of Yakima County Jail inmate.

_DEADLY FORCE: Spokane County prosecutor finds deadly force was reasonable.

_TRAIN DEATH: Pendleton, Oregon, man struck and killed by train.

_SHIPYARD COMMANDER: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard getting new commander this year.

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