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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage, WA

April 11, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 1 a.m.

NORTHWEST FLOODING

PULLMAN, Wash. —Officials in the adjacent college towns of Pullman, Washington, and Moscow, Idaho, are cleaning up after heavy rains produced flooding. SENT: 270 words. With AP photos.

TRUMP

CROSBY, Texas — President Donald Trump’s support for shifting more power to states took a back seat Wednesday to his affinity for oil and gas production as he aimed to make it harder for states to block pipelines and other energy projects due to environmental concerns. By Darlene Superville and Kevin Freking. SENT: 870 words. With AP photos.

AMAZON OIL INDUSTRY

NEW YORK — Amazon is getting cozy with the oil industry — and some employees aren’t happy about it. By Joseph Pisani. SENT: 900 words. With AP photos.

BOEING SHAREHOLDER SUIT

NEW YORK — A Boeing shareholder is suing the company for allegedly hiding problems with its 737 Max jet to push its shares higher. By Bernard Condon. SENT: 420 words. With AP photos.

VACCINATION BILLS

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine moved a step closer Wednesday to ending non-medical exemptions for routine childhood vaccinations required to attend school. By Marina Villeneuve. SENT: 430 words.

NAVY BASE CAPSIZED BARGE

SPOKANE, Wash. — The U.S. Navy is investigating why a barge capsized at a stealth submarine research facility in northern Idaho. SENT: 220 words.

AP APPOINTMENT WEST DEPUTY DIRECTOR

NEW YORK — Brian Skoloff, an Associated Press video journalist who has covered numerous big stories across the United States while training many text reporters on visual storytelling, has been appointed West deputy news director for video. SENT: 360 words. With AP photos.

SPORTS:

BBA--MARINERS-ROYALS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Seattle and Kansas City continue their four-game series at Kauffman Stadium. By David Smale. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 5:15 p.m. PT.

SOC--MLS-SOUNDERS RAPIDS POSTPONED: Weather forces postponement of Sounders vs. Rapids.

IN BRIEF:

_JUDGE ARREST-SEXUAL MISCONDUCT: Washington judge arrested in sexual misconduct investigation.

_LEGISLATOR MEDICAL EMERGENCY: Washington legislator taken to hospital after chest pains.

_RAPE PROSECUTION LIMIT: New sex assault prosecution, consent rules clear Legislature.

_SNOWPACK SUMMER WATER: Reduced Washington state snowpack could affect water supply.

_BURNED DISMEMBERED BODY: Spokane man’s body found dismembered, burned in backyard.

_REI SALES: Outdoor retailer REI reports record numbers in 2018.

_MOUNT ST HELENS DRILLING: Group sues to prohibit Mount St. Helens’ drilling.

_FATAL CRASH: Authorities: Suspected DUI driver kills motorcyclist.

_NAVY BASE-CAPSIZED BARGE: Navy investigates capsized barge at northern Idaho base.

_FATAL SUV CRASH: 2 die in Washington state after driver loses control of SUV.