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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

March 23, 2019

Good afternoon. Our news coverage plans. If you have questions or suggestions about the report, please call the Seattle bureau at 206-682-1812 or 1-800-552-7694.

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WASHINGTON-SANCTUARY STATE

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A proposal to expand Washington state’s existing sanctuary state rules is moving forward in the Legislature, potentially strengthening an existing wall of West Coast states with such policies. By Tom James. SENT: 530 words.

INDONESIA-BOEING CANCELLATION

JAKARTA, Indonesia — In a blow for Boeing, Indonesia’s flag carrier is seeking the cancellation of a multibillion dollar order for 49 of the manufacturer’s 737 Max 8 jets, citing a loss of confidence after two crashes in the past six months. By Niniek Karamini. SENT: 720 words. AP Photos.

ELECTION 2020-HOWARD SCHULTZ

DENVER — Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz slammed President Trump’s hastily-announced withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria as he kicked off a Colorado tour while exploring a presidential bid as an independent. Schultz spoke at town halls in Denver and Boulder on Thursday. The 65-year-old billionaire said he’ll decide whether to formally run later this spring or early in the summer. By Nicholas Riccardi. SENT: 330 words.

MEGADAIRY MORATORIUM

SALEM, Ore. — Environmental groups are doubling down on demands for a megadairy moratorium in Oregon as a new owner takes over a troubled operation in northeastern Oregon. SENT: 320 words.

SPORTS

BKC--NCAA-WASHINGTON-UTAH STATE

COLUMBUS, Ohio _ Eight years had gone by since Washington made an NCAA Tournament bracket. The Huskies’ award-winning players made their return successful. By Joe Kay. SENT: 770 words. With AP photos.

NCAA-WEST REGION PREVIEW

SALT LAKE CITY— Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie returned from a foot injury in January, only to injure it again. By John Marshall. SENT: 1170 words. With AP photos.

BBM--MINOR LEAGUERS SUSPENDED: 3 minor leaguers suspended for drugs of abuse

IN BRIEF:

_OSO MEMORIAL: Memorial sculpture dedicated 5 years after Oso slide.

_NEW LODGE MOUNT HOOD: Mount Hood Meadows to build new $15 million lodge.

_SPOKANE DENTIST-PLEA: Spokane dentist pleads guilty to federal drug charges.

_MURDER SENTENCE-SEATTLE: Seattle teen sentenced to 19 years in prison for murder.

_BUS CRASH: 1 killed when bus hits stalled car on I-90.

_FLU CASES: Unusually late flu season brings huge upsurge in cases.