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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory , WA

February 15, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 noon.

DEATH PENALTY-WASHINGTON

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington Senate on Friday approved a measure that would repeal the death penalty, just months after the state’s Supreme Court unanimously struck down capital punishment as arbitrary and racially biased. By Rachel La Corte. SENT: 500 words. AP Photos.

MEASLES OUTBREAK-VACCINE EXEMPTIONS

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A House committee has advanced a measure that would remove parents’ ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption to opt their school-age children out of the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. By Rachel La Corte. DEVLOPING.

AMAZON-HQ-BEZOS BRAND

SAN FRANCISCO - It’s been a complicated few weeks for Amazon, what with its abrupt pullout from a massive New York City development and extortion claims related to intimate selfies taken by its founder, Jeff Bezos. Competitors may try to take advantage, but analysts say the dents are growing pains that are unlikely to damage Amazon’s core business. By Rachel Lerman and Mae Anderson. SENT: 740 words. AP Photos.

SNOW PLOW RAGE

SPOKANE, Wash. — Unusually heavy snow in the Spokane area has caused snow plow rage: Two plow drivers clearing streets this week were threatened by people enraged after their driveways ended up blocked with mounds of snow. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 370 words. AP Photos.

TROOPER SHOT-APPEAL

SEATTLE — A state appeals court has ordered a new hearing to evaluate a man’s claims that he was wrongly convicted in the shooting of a Washington state trooper who later became a sheriff. By Gene Johnson. SENT: 620 words.

SPORTS

BBA--MARINERS

PEORIA, Ariz. _ The full squad reports for the Seattle Mariners on Friday. That includes 45-year-old Ichiro Suzuki. UPCOMING: 500 words. By 3 p.m. PT.

With: BC-BBA--MARINERS-SMITH: Mariners’ Smith slowed by sore shoulder.

IN BRIEF

_VIADUCT DEMOLITION: Demolition begins on Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct.

_FORMER SENATOR BELLEVUE CHAMBER: Ex-state Sen. Joe Fain to lead Bellevue Chamber of Commerce.

_COLD CASE MURDER CHARGES: 2 charged in nearly 24-year-old murder case in White Center.

_SEX STING OPERATION: Police: Man travels to have sex with underage girl.

_COUGAR ENCOUNTERS: Officials expect more cougars sightings in Northwest.

_MAN WANTED-TACOMA ASSAULT: Man on the run arrested, accused of whipping woman for hours.