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BC-Washington News Coverage, ADVISORY

May 2, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 4:00 p.m.

SALMON CULVERTS

SEATTLE — Washington faces a federal court order to fix under-roadway pipes that block migrating fish by 2030, but a budget passed by lawmakers puts the state at risk of missing the deadline and could delay salmon recovery even as the Pacific Northwest’s endangered orcas are starving. By Gene Johnson. SENT: 710 words. AP Photos.

STATE AUDIT-WAPATO

YAKIMA, Wash. — The state auditor has found numerous violations of Washington law that have damaged the finances of the city of Wapato, especially in the case of a former elected mayor who created a high-paying position of city administrator and then was appointed to the job. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 460 words.

ON THE MONEY-MAX FLIGHTS

The grounding of Boeing 737 Max jets likely means that fare increases this summer will be larger than already expected and airlines will struggle to handle disruptions such as storms that shut down hub airports. By David Koenig. SENT: 800 words. AP Photos.

With BC-US--BOEING-HOUSE HEARING: House subcommittee to hold May 15 hearing on Boeing 737 Max.

SPORTS

BBO-MARJAMA SUSPENDED: Retired catcher Mike Marjama has been suspended for 80 games following a positive steroids test.

ALSO:

_CRASH-BORDER CROSSING CLOSED: Deadly crash closes US-Canada border crossing at Blaine.

_CONVENIENCE STORE KILLING-KELSO: Man accused in Kelso clerk killing pleads not guilty.

_CONVENIENCE STORE KILLING: 1 dead, 1 arrested in killing of Puyallup store owner. With AP photos.

_WOMAN KILLED-SENTENCE: Man sentenced to life in prison for killing Washington woman.

_JUDGE ARREST-SEXUAL CONDUCT: Judge accused of courthouse rape, sex assault takes leave.

_TUNDRA SWANS-TOXIC WASTE: Tundra swans dying from toxic mining waste in northern Idaho.