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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory , WA

May 16, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 noon

ELECTION 2020-INSLEE CLIMATE

Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee is pitching a $9 trillion-plus climate action plan that he touts as an economic renaissance and scientific necessity, putting the Washington governor at the forefront of White House hopefuls pushing for sweeping action to combat the causes and effects of a warming planet. By Bill Barrow. SENT: 770 words. AP Photos.

CHARTER SCHOOL CLOSING

SEATTLE — A Seattle area charter school is closing at the end of the school year next month, the second to quit since publicly funded, privately run schools began operating in Washington state five years ago. By Sally Ho. SENT: 570 words.

WASHINGTON-CONTRACTOR LAWSUIT

HANFORD, Wash. — A Washington state businessman is facing a third lawsuit over claims his company kept payments for work performed by subcontractors, court records said. SENT: 280 words.

DEATH SENTENCE CHALLENGE

RENO, Nev. — A week-long resentencing hearing is nearing the end for a three-time convicted murderer who’s been on Nevada’s death row for 34 years. By Scott Sonner. SENT: 380 words.

SPORTS

BBA--TWINS-MARINERS

SEATTLE _ The AL Central leading Minnesota Twins open a road trip on Thursday night against the Seattle Mariners. Former Seattle prospect Michael Pineda gets the start for the Twins. UPCOMING: Game at 7:10 p.m. PT. 700 words.

IN BRIEF

_WOMAN STRANGLED BURNED: Man accused of strangling woman, burning body set free.

_PASTOR-DRUG SMUGGLING: Ex-pastor given extension for appeal in drug smuggling case.

_FRAUD SPREE-SENTENCE: Chicago woman sentenced for defrauding Kmart in 11 states.

_STONED DRIVING: Chicago woman sentenced for defrauding Kmart in 11 states.