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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

WASHINGTON-MARIJUANA PARDONS

SEATAC, Wash. — Seven years after Washington legalized the adult use of marijuana, Gov. Jay Inslee says he plans to pardon thousands of convictions for misdemeanor pot possession. By Gene Johnson. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.

MILITARY-TRANSGENDER LAWSUIT

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court sided with the Trump administration Friday in a case about the Pentagon’s effort to restrict military service by transgender people, but the ruling won’t change who can serve or enlist at this point. By Jessica Gresko. SENT: 530 words.

SPORTS:

FBN--SEAHAWKS-COWBOYS PREVIEW

ARLINGTON, Texas _ Seattle’s Russell Wilson and Dallas’ Dak Prescott shared similar tracks early in their careers as NFL quarterbacks. The difference is postseason pedigree, with the pair’s first playoff meeting set for the wild-card round Saturday night. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 2 p.m. CT.

IN BRIEF:

_OFFICER SHOOTS MAN-SEATTLE: Seattle police release video of fatal shooting by officer.

_JAIL DEPUTY-SEXUAL MISCONDUCT: Jail deputy pleads guilty to sex misconduct with 2 inmates.

_COLD CASE MURDER ARREST: Police arrest man in 26-year-old murder case.

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