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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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 4:40 p.m.

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: 780 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.

BOEING PLANE

Boeing says it has finished with its updates to the flight-control software implicated in two deadly crashes involving its 737 Max, moving a step closer to getting the plane back in the sky. By David Koenig. SENT: 640 words. With AP photos.

OREGON WOLVES ENDANGERED STATUS

SALEM, Ore. — The gray wolf is on track for a remarkable comeback after being almost exterminated in the contiguous United States, but a Trump administration proposal to take the iconic symbol of the wild off the endangered species list has exposed divisions among states. By Andrew Selsky. SENT: 650 words. With AP photos.

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 jury has reordered the execution of a three-time murderer who has been on death row in Nevada for 34 years for killings in three states. By Scott Sonner. SENT: 500 words. With AP photo.

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.

BBA--MARINERS MOVES: Mariners recall OF Mallex Smith, option IF Shed Long.

BBA--TWINS REED: Twins move on from struggling reliever Addison Reed.

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.