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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

April 9, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


ST. PAUL, Minn. _ Native American tribes have emerged as key players in the legislative debates over whether states should legalize sports betting, with some opposing the idea because it could threaten their casinos and others supporting legalization but only if they retain a monopoly. In many states, tribes are fighting sports betting or taking a go-slow approach because they worry it could force them to reopen decades-old agreements that give them exclusive rights to operate casinos and offer certain forms of gambling. By Steve Karnowski and Geoff Mulvihill. 960 words. Photos. Graphic.


_ AP data distribution providing state legislative tracker and state-by-state political contributions by Native American tribes.


SEATTLE — A couple says they’re lucky to be alive after dozens of power lines fell on the Seattle street they were driving on, with one wooden public utility pole striking their SUV. SENT: 270 words. With AP photos, AP Video.


U.S. measles cases are continuing to jump, and most of the reported illnesses are in children. Health officials say 465 measles cases have been reported this year, as of last week. That’s up from 387 the week before.


SALEM, Ore. — A record number of wolves are roaming the forests and fields of Oregon, 20 years after the species returned to the state. By Andrew Selsky. SENT: 630 words. With AP photos.



Seattle plays Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium.


COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — It took Edgar Martinez a decade on the ballot to reach the pinnacle of baseball. A visit to the Hall of Fame on Monday reaffirmed his appreciation of being selected for induction. SENT: 500 words.


_SHOOTING RATS INTERSTATE: Police: Man arrested for hunting rats along Interstate 90.

_EDITOR-JOURNALISM PROGRAM: Former Seattle Times editor will direct a new journalism center at the University of Maryland.

_MISSING SOLDIER HIKE: Search temporarily suspended for missing JBLM soldier who disappeared on hike.

_PEOPLE HANNAH GADSBY: Comedian Hannah Gadsby plots new US tour this spring, summer.

_PORTLAND POLICE: Portland Police union head raps ‘anti-police sentiment’

_FATAL FIRE: Officials say an elderly woman died in a house fire overnight in Everett.

_WHEAT CROP: Cold and snowy weather in February has pushed back the wheat crop in Washington by about one month.

_SEATTLE-COUNCIL RACE: More than 50 people set sights on Seattle City Council.

_HUMAN REMAINS-MISSING WOMAN: Human remains identified as missing woman.

_POLICE SHOOTING-RICHLAND: Richland police shoot 74-year-old man armed with shotgun.