- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

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Our news coverage plans Thursday.

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UPCOMING TODAY:

WASHINGTON LEGISLATURE

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Gov. Jay Inslee joins leading lawmakers to discuss the 2015 Legislature at an Associated Press forum. By Donna Gordon Blankinship. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1 p.m.

SCOW-LIQUOR SHORTFALL

SEATTLE - Washington’s Supreme Court says liquor distillers don’t have to help cover a $105 million shortfall in licensing fees. Instead, booze distributors have to pony up the money. By Gene Johnson. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m.

AVIAN FLU-BACKYARD FLOCK

KENNEWICK - The Washington Agriculture Department declared an emergency quarantine Wednesday for domestic poultry and eggs in the southeast part of the state to contain the highly contagious avian flu. The quarantine prevents the movement of chickens, turkeys and other birds that could carry the virus. It covers an area within 20 miles of two Benton County locations where backyard flocks of chickens, turkeys and ducks were found to have the disease. SENT: 130 words. AP Photo WAKEN101. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2 p.m.

FROM AP MEMBERS:

LEWIS-MCCHORD EBOLA

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Aside from the obvious, the Army has two big concerns for the troops it sent to a temporary quarantine at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on their way home from an Ebola-fighting mission in West Africa. The first is that they don’t come down with a cold or flu bug after jumping climates from Africa to the Puget Sound area. AP Member Exchange by Adam Ashton, The Olympian. SENT: 820 words. Pursuing AP Photo.

SPORTS:

FBN—RELYING ON THE RUN

RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks success running the football this season was among the best of any team in the past 30 seasons. And while the Seahawks stand out, the other remaining playoff teams also had their own success on the ground, including the Carolina Panthers, Seattle’s opponent on Saturday night. By Tim Booth. 600 words. ETA: 4 p.m. PST.

BKC—T25-SAN FRANCISCO-GONZAGA

SPOKANE, Wash. - No. 6 Gonzaga plays at home for the first time in more than three weeks when the Bulldogs take on San Francisco. By Nicholas K. Geranios. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos

IN BRIEF:

- AVIAN FLU - Emergency poultry quarantine at Tri-Cities for avian flu. AP Photo WAKEN101.

- PUGET SOUND BODY - Woman’s body recovered from Puget Sound off West Seattle.

- CHOKING BURRITO - Cheney teacher saves student choking on burrito.

- TODDLER ALONE - Toddler left alone in cold car parked in Spokane.

- SHORELINE SCHOOL SCARE - Shoreline schools reopen with officer at every school.

- YAKIMA SHOOTING DEATH - Sheriff’s detectives arrest suspect in fatal Yakima shooting.


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