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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, WA

April 16, 2019

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


OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington Legislature approved an update to the state’s wrongful death law late Monday, the latest reverberation from a fatal 2015 crash that cast a spotlight on a century-old state law. The proposal would remove requirements that, after an accidental death in the state, family members must live in the United States and be economically dependent on the victim to be able to file a wrongful death claim here. By Tom James. SENT: 510 words.


OLYMPIA, Wash. — A trio of consumer protection bills has cleared major votes in the state Legislature, including one targeting a type of undated lawsuit that the state attorney general called potentially confusing for consumers. By Tom James. SENT: 570 words.


NEW YORK — Big Bird, Elmo and stars of “Sesame Street” are leaving their quiet neighborhood and embarking on a road trip. The nonprofit Sesame Workshop said Tuesday a selection of Muppets will take part in a 10-city trip - including Seattle - to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary campaign with free park festivals, live performances and kid-friendly activities. SENT: 300 words. AP Photos.



RENTON, Wash. — Russell Wilson is sticking around with the Seattle Seahawks as the highest paid player in the NFL. Wilson posted a video on social media early Tuesday saying, “Seattle, we got a deal,” shortly after agreeing to a $140 million, four-year extension with the Seahawks, his agent Mark Rodgers told The Associated Press. By Tim Booth. SENT: 770 words. AP Photos


SEATTLE _ After its hot start the Seattle Mariners have dropped four straight. They try and snap the skid on Tuesday night with Mike Leake on the mound against the Cleveland Indians. UPCOMING: Game at 7:10 p.m. PT. 700 words.


_WASHINGTON-DRUG BUST: Police in Washington state seize $1.16M worth of narcotics.

_SPOKANE STANDOFF: Suspect ends standoff by stabbing himself at Spokane motel.

_STARBUCKS-SOLAR-TEXAS: Starbucks expanding solar, enough to power 360 Texas stores.