AP-WA–Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

Good morning. Our news coverage plans Friday. If you have questions or suggestions about the report, please call the Seattle bureau at 206-682-1812 or 1-800-552-7694.


SEATTLE – As the legal fight over Trump’s travel ban moves into the appeals courts, a key question will be: How broad are the president’s immigration powers? Rulings from federal courts in Hawaii and Maryland blocked Trump’s revised travel ban from taking effect as scheduled Thursday. The judges said the well-documented and highly unusual record of statements by the president and his advisers suggest the real purpose of his executive order is to discriminate against Muslims. By Gene Johnson and Sudhin Thanawala. SENT: 1,000 words. AP Photos.



SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Nigel Williams-Goss keeps up with the latest trends, could see himself going into fashion after his basketball career is over. He still has a ways to go in his main career, first as Gonzaga’s point guard and possibly the NBA after that. By Basketball Writer John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words by 6 p.m. EDT.


SEATTLE — A year ago, the Final Four run by Washington took place almost entirely on the East Coast and involved plenty of plane flights. If the Huskies are going to make another deep NCAA run, beginning agianst Montana State, they’ll at least get to start it at home. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 700 words. By 5 p.m. PT.


SALEM, Va. — Whitman (31-0) vs. Babson (29-2) meet in the semifinals of the men’s Division III basketball tournament. UPCOMING: 150 words. Game starts at 5 p.m.


—SCOW-OIL TERMINAL: High court favors Vancouver port over lease for oil termina.

—BUS TUNNEL BEATING: City, officers dismissed from bus tunnel beating case.

—OFFICER SHOOTS SUSPECT: Bellingham officer who fatally shot suspect identified.