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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

May 26, 2019

Our news coverage plans for Washington. 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

Washington at 1:30 p.m.

ABORTION-WHAT’S CHANGED

A wave of state abortion bans has set off speculation: What would happen if Roe v. Wade, the ruling establishing abortion rights nationwide, were overturned? Although far from a certainty, even with increased conservative clout on the Supreme Court, a reversal of Roe would mean abortion policy would revert to the states, and many would be eager to impose bans. By David Crary and Carla K. Johnson. SENT: 1,520 words.

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING PROSECUTIONS

BOSTON _ Laws cracking down on human trafficking are on the books in all 50 states, but convictions are notoriously elusive, and state prosecutors haven’t come close to matching the success their federal counterparts have had in winning cases. States need to add resources into support trafficking victims, educate the public and train law enforcement if the numbers of prosecutions and convictions are to improve, officials and experts say. In at least a dozen states, attorneys general are not even authorized to pursue human trafficking charges. By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 940 words.

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OF WASHINGTON INTEREST:

BUMBLEBEE SURVEY

LEWISTON, Idaho _ Everybody seems to love bumblebees. The native insects are generally embraced by humans, who often celebrate them in children’s stories and even sometimes dress like them for Halloween or other costume-themed events. But it turns out most people really don’t know much about them, how their populations are doing and specific actions that can be taken to preserve them. By Eric Barker. SENT: 1,010 words.

BALD EAGLE-LAMBS

ASTORIA, Ore. _ Northern Oregon ranchers say they’re losing lambs to predation by bald eagles. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 2:30 p.m.

SPORTS:

BBA-MARINERS-ATHLETICS

OAKLAND, Calif. _ Seattle plays Oakland at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Game starts at 1:05 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ BEE BOXES-ROAD CLOSURE _ Traffic was disrupted in a Washington state city when boxes holding thousands of bees fell off a truck.

_ AMERICAN LEGION-VANDALISM _ Vandals damaged an American Legion post in Oregon two days before Memorial Day.

_ INSLEE-DONORS _ The presidential campaign of Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee has collected donations from more than 65,000 donors, which likely guarantees him a spot in the first Democratic debate in late June.

_ WASHINGTON MEASLES _ A 6-month-old child seen at Seattle Children’s Hospital has been confirmed with the eighth case of measles in the Puget Sound area.

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