AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, WA
Good morning. Our news coverage plans Wednesday. If you have questions or suggestions about the report, please call the Seattle bureau at 206-682-1812 or 1-800-552-7694.
SICK ENDANGERED ORCA
SEATTLE — It’s been nearly two months since federal biologists began taking extraordinary measures to save a young sick orca but the critically endangered whale hasn’t improved. Despite two shots of antibiotics, J50 is skinnier than ever and unlikely to survive. Now NOAA Fisheries is weighing the next steps, including whether to intervene further. Options include capturing the orca, providing medical treatment and then releasing her back into the wild. By Phuong Le. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: 750 words. With AP Photos.
RURAL WASHINGTON KILLINGS
EVERETT, Wash. — The parents of a Washington state man convicted of killing his former neighbors have been sentenced to 10 days in jail for helping their son flee the country. The Daily Herald reports 83-year-old Clyde Reed and 79-year-old Faye Reed were sent to jail Tuesday after pleading guilty in July to misdemeanor charges of obstructing law enforcement. They also received a suspended jail sentence of 354 days. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by noon.
SEATTLE — The San Diego Padres look to sweep all four interleague games against the Seattle Mariners when the clubs close out the season series on Wednesday afternoon. Joey Lucchesi starts for the Padres against Wade LeBlanc for Seattle. UPCOMING: Game at 3:40 p.m. PT. 700 words.
—SMALLBIZ-SMALL TALK-LETTING GO: When a business is large enough that the owner must delegate decisions and tasks, even to trusted employees, it can be difficult to cede control.
—SEA-TAC INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS FACILITY: The estimated cost for the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s new International Arrivals Facility has reached almost $1 billion.
—KIRKLAND FIRE-BUSINESSES DAMAGED: An early morning fire caused significant damage to 10 businesses inside a Kirkland strip mall.
—ATTORNEY FEES-DRUG CASE: The state Supreme Court has ruled that a Sequim man who beat criminal marijuana charges is entitled to attorney fees.
—HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER: Washington State Patrol troopers are looking for a driver who crashed a box truck along State Route 507 and then ran from the scene.
—FIRE CAPTAIN-SEXUAL ABUSE: A Washington state fire captain is accused of groping a woman during a training exercise in Oregon.
—SERVICEMAN’S CAR-LAWSUIT: Washington state claims a Tacoma towing company illegally sold the impounded car belonging to a serviceman.