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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory , WA

February 19, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 12:30 p.m.

TRUMP-BORDER SECURITY-CALIFORNIA

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California and 15 other states filed a lawsuit Monday against President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.

EDCUATION DEPARTMENT-INTERFERENCE

BOSTON — Democrats in Congress are accusing the Education Department of interfering with an investigation by the agency’s independent watchdog. Lawmakers including Virginia Rep. Bobby Scott and Washington Sen. Patty Murray demand answers from DeVos and say they are “increasingly concerned” by the department’s actions. By Collin Binkley. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.

SPORTS

BBA--MARINERS

PEORIA, Ariz. _ The Seattle Mariners prep for the start of Cactus League action. UPCOMING: 500 words. By 3 p.m. PT.

IN BRIEF

_TRIDENT SEAFOODS-POLLUTION: Seafood giant to spend up to $23 million to fix pollution.

_BODY FOUND: Skamania sheriff identifies deceased man.

_WASHINGTON LEGISLATURE-PUBLIC RECORDS: Legislative records bill stalls in Washington Senate.

_BLOOD SUPPLY: Washington officials: Blood supply at ‘emergency level’.

_SNOW FIGHT: Use of snow blower leads to fight that lands 1 man in jail.

_PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY BILL: State lawmakers look to move up presidential primary.