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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

May 21, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 4:15 p.m.

**Removes WASHINGTON-SANCTUARY STATE. Story to move at later date.

WASHINGTON-THREE STRIKES

SEATTLE — Dozens of inmates serving life sentences for second-degree robbery appear to be left out of Washington state’s “three strikes” reform legislation. Legislation pushed by a prosecutors’ group removes second-degree robbery from the list of crimes qualifying for cumulative life sentences. By Tom James. SENT: 1,200 words. AP Photos.

HUMAN COMPOST

SEATTLE — Ashes to ashes, guts to dirt. Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Tuesday making Washington the first state to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains. By Gene Johnson. SENT: 580 words. With AP photos.

INSLEE BUDGET SIGNING

SEATTLE —Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Tuesday signed the state’s capital, operating, and transportation budgets, officially designating funds — and tax increases — to pay for state programs for the next two years. SENT: 740 words.

TRAIN DERAILMENT-WASHINGTON STATE

SEATTLE — A 2017 deadly Amtrak train derailment in Washington state happened because the engineer lost track of where he was on the route and was going more than twice the speed limit when he hit a curve, federal safety investigators said Tuesday. SENT: 420 words. With AP photos.

RIDE HAILING OUTSTANDING RECALLS

NEW YORK — One in six Uber and Lyft drivers in the New York City and Seattle areas are driving vehicles with outstanding recalls, according to Consumer Reports. By Cathy Bussewitz. SENT: 520 words. With AP photos.

TSA BORDER PROTECTION

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers clashed Tuesday over the Trump administration’s move to send hundreds of Transportation Security Administration employees to the U.S.-Mexico border, and one airport official warned it could lead to long checkpoint lines this summer. SENT: 250 words. With AP photos.

EARNS NORDSTROM

NEW YORK — Nordstrom’s holiday shopping season malaise carried over into the first months of the year. By Anne D’Innocenzio. SENT: 280 words.

EARNS RETAILERS

NEW YORK — The outlook for department stores grew murkier Tuesday after J.C. Penney, Kohl’s and Nordstrom reported fiscal first quarter results that reflected their struggles at the start of the year. By Anne D’Innocenzio. SENT: 850 words. With AP photos.

SPORTS:

BKL-STORM BIRD

SEATTLE — Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird needs arthroscopic surgery on her left knee and will be out indefinitely, another big blow for the defending WNBA champs. By Tim Booth. SENT: 500 words. With AP photos.

BBA--MARINERS-RANGERS

ARLINGTON, Texas _ Lance Lynn pitches for the Texas Rangers, who go for their sixth win in seven games. The Mariners have lost 16 of 21. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:05 p.m. CT.

BBA--MARINERS MOVES

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Seattle Mariners placed second baseman Dee Gordon and third baseman Ryon Healy on the 10-day injured list and signed right-hander Anthony Bass to a one-year contract with a $950,000 salary while in the major leagues. SENT: 310 words. With AP photos.

FBN--SEAHAWKS-WAGNER

RENTON, Wash. — Bobby Wagner will be present for the Seattle Seahawks’ optional offseason activities. Just don’t expect him to take part. By Tim Booth. SENT: 700 words. With AP photos.

BBC--WASHINGTON STATE COACH: Washington State fires baseball coach Marty Lees.

IN BRIEF:

_BOEING PLANE LAWSUIT: New lawsuit claims Boeing Max suffered from faulty design.

_LAWMAKERS SNAKE RIVER DAMS: Inslee OKs funding to study removal of Snake River dams.

_SEATTLE CHILDREN’s HOSPITAL FUNGUS: Mold detected at Seattle Children’s; operating rooms closed.

_WASHINGTON MEASLES: 7th measles case confirmed in Washington outbreak.

_ABUSE REPORTS-SETTLEMENT: Woman who claimed state ignored abuse reports gets $1.7M.

_WASHINGTON-POLLUTION SETTLEMENT: Washington state company to settle EPA water pollution case.

_UNLICENSED POT SHOP: Authorities: Illegal pot shop shut down near Mount Vernon.

_WASHINGTON-QUAKE: Small earthquake in Aberdeen area.

_APPLES-TARIFFS: Apple growers pleased with end of tariffs by Mexico.

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