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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

March 24, 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.

1:45 p.m.

MINT FARMING

KIMBERLY, Idaho _ You may not recognize a mint farmer by the looks of him, but his aromatic crop is unmistakable. Its sweet, spicy-cool scent makes mint one of man’s most valued herbs. An AP Member exchange by Mychel Matthews of The Times-News. UPCOMING: 1200 words moved in advance for use Sunday and thereafter. WITH AP Photos.

BELLINGHAM-TRAFFIC SAFETY

BELLINGHAM, Wash. _ A Washington state city is planning changes to make streets safer for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians. Bellingham residents can expect to see substantial changes to thoroughfares over the next few months as the city continues work on its long-term effort to improve transportation safety, The Bellingham Herald reported Sunday. SENT: 330 words.

BABY-MENINGITIS DEATH

SALEM, Ore. _ An Oregon mother is calling for changes in procedures at Salem Hospital after her daughter died of meningitis. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m.

SPORTS:

ALABAMA-JOHNSON OUT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Avery Johnson brought attention, more fans and several highly rated recruits to Alabama’s basketball program. He could not, however, win enough to stick around. Athletic director Greg Byrne announced Sunday that Alabama and Johnson “made the decision to mutually part ways” after his fourth season coaching the Crimson Tide. SENT: 400 words. AP Photo.

BKC--NCAA-WASHINGTON-NORTH CAROLINA

COLUMBUS, Ohio _ No. 1 seed North Carolina was leading at halftime as it tried to get to the Sweet 16. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ SPOKANE-DOWNTOWN SECURITY _ A Washington city will consider incentives for downtown businesses that make security improvements.

_ INSLEE-IBEW TRAINING CENTER _ The governor of Washington toured a labor union training center in Oregon as part of his campaign for president.

_ AMERICAN AIRLINES-BOEING CANCELLATIONS _ American Airlines is extending cancellations of flights through April 24 due to the grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft, as federal regulators continue to investigate two deadly crashes involving the plane model.