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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

February 23, 2019

Good afternoon. Our news coverage plans Friday. 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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CANADA-PIPELINE FIGHT

TORONTO _ Canada’s energy regulator has endorsed the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would almost triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast. By Rob Gillies. SENT: 700 words by AP Photos.

WASHINGTON CYBERSTALKING LAW

SEATTLE _ A federal judge has blocked Washington state’s cyberstalking law, saying it clearly prohibits speech that is protected by the First Amendment. U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton in Tacoma issued a preliminary injunction Friday. By Gene Johnson. SENT: 500 words.

MEASALES OUTBREAK-VACCINE EXEMPTIONS

OLYMPIA, Wash. _ A Washington state Senate committee has advanced a measure that would do away with the option for parents to claim a personal or philosophical exemption for their children’s school vaccinations. By Rachel La Corte. SENT: 430 words with AP Photos.

AMAZON-DISABILITY SUIT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ A former Amazon employee in Kentucky who suffers from Crohn’s disease is suing the company over his dismissal for what he says was a need for more bathroom breaks. By Dylan Lovan. SENT: 380 words.

AMAZON-HQ-NEW YORK

ALBANY, N.Y. _ Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Amazon’s backing out of a deal to put one of its second headquarters in New York City is the “greatest tragedy” he has seen since he’s been in government. By Chris Carola. SENT: 490 words with AP Photo.

IMPRISONED 35 YEARS-LAWSUIT

Nearly three years after a former Nevada woman filed a lawsuit seeking compensation for spending more than three decades in prison for a murder she didn’t commit, her lawyers say the city of Reno is continuing to do everything it can to delay and deny her justice. By Scott Sonner. SENT: 650 words with AP Photos.

MICROSOFT MILITARY EMPLOYEE PROTEST

A group of Microsoft workers is demanding the company cancel a contract supplying the U.S. Army with HoloLens headsets that they say would turn real-world battlefields into a video game. By Matt O’Brien. SENT: 510 words.

SPORTS

BKC--T25-GONZAGA-BRANDON CLARKE

SPOKANE, Wash. _ Gonzaga forward Brandon Clarke was overshadowed early on by all the national and international focus on teammate Rui Hachimura, who is a star in both the United States and Japan. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 610 words with AP Photos.

BBO--SPRING START

FORT MYERS, Fla. _ The sun came out in Arizona. Free agents played for their new teams. Ichiro Suzuki was back in uniform at age 45. Baseball is back. By Jimmy Golen. SENT: 890 words. With AP photos.

BBA--MARINERS-GORDON

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Dee Gordon is healthy again and back at his normal position. He expects to be back up to speed in his second season with the Mariners. By Jack Magruder. SENT: 625 words with AP Photo.

BBA--MARINERS ALLEGATIONS

SEATTLE — A King County Superior Court judge has ruled that Lorena Martin’s wrongful termination lawsuit against the Seattle Mariners must be resolved in private arbitration rather than in court. SENT: 250 words.

BBA--MARINERS SUZUKI

PEORIA, Ariz. — Ichiro Suzuki still felt the nerves of competition at age 45. By Jack Thompson. SENT: 270 words. With AP photos.

BKW--WASHINGTON UTAH: Utah women beat Washington to end 6-game losing streak.

IN BRIEF

_PIANIST CHILD PORN: Man sentenced to 10 years for watching child porn on bus.

_DAYLIGHT SAVINGS: Permanent daylight savings time proposals advance.

_MALPRACTICE-JURY AWARD: A King County jury has awarded a West Seattle woman nearly $14 million in a medical-malpractice suit.

_ASSAULTING OFFICER-SENTENCING: A Walla Walla man pleaded guilty to multiple felony charges, including assaulting a police officer, and was sentenced.

_SEATTLE POLICE SHOOTING-LAWSUIT: The father of a shot to death by a Seattle police officer has filed a federal lawsuit, alleging “what appears to be the unnecessary execution” of his son.

_WAPATO-MISSING MONEY: A recent state audit has found that $308,199 was misappropriated by the city of Wapato.

_SEX STING ARRESTS: Authorities arrest 22 in sting operation targeting predators.