BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory 10 am, WA
Good morning. Here are our news coverage plans for Friday. If you have questions or suggestions about the report, please call the Seattle bureau at 206-682-1812 or 1-800-552-7694.
PAID FAMILY LEAVE
OLYMPIA _ Employers and employees in Washington state will start paying into a new paid family leave program next week, and benefits from the program will begin in 2020. Starting Tuesday, premiums of 0.4 percent of wages will be collected, with 63 percent paid by employees and 37 percent paid by the employers. By Rachel la Corte. UPCOMING: 600 words. AP Photos planned.
SOCIAL WORKER-SURPRISE DONATION
SEATTLE - Alan Naiman’s unabashed thriftiness was comical, but his quietly amassed fortune and long-brewing last act baffled even those closest to him. The Seattle man was known to patch his shoes up with duct tape, hustle the grocery store deli at closing time for deals and take his best friends out to lunch at fast-food joints. And when the Washington state social worker died this year of cancer at the age of 63, the generous loner left most of his surprise estate worth $11 million to children’s charities helping the poor, sick, disabled, abandoned and those otherwise stuck in foster care, unbeknownst to those beneficiaries or his loved ones. By Sally Ho. MOVED: 634 words. AP Photos.
BOISE_ Many CenturyLink customers across the U.S. were without internet Thursday amid a lengthy outage that even affected some Verizon customers. MOVED: 284 words. DEVELOPING.
PULLMAN _ The Iowa State Cyclones play the Washington State Cougars. Game starts at 6 p.m. PDT.
PHOENIX _ The Pac-12 had a strange 2017-18 season. By John Marshall. MOVED: 854 WORDS. AP Photos.
_INCENDIARY DEVICES-BANK: Firefighters extinguished four incendiary devices set near a bank in Poulsbo.
_MOTHER KILLED-CHRISTMAS: A 25-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in his mother’s slaying on Christmas Day.