BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA
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Washington at 4:42 p.m.
PORTLAND HOTEL EVICTION
PORTLAND, Ore. — Attorneys for a black man who was kicked out of an Oregon hotel last week say they want a public explanation for why he was told to leave. Nearly a week later, the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Portland apologized Friday to Jermaine Massey of Washington state on Twitter. SENT: 510 words.
PAID FAMILY LEAVE
OLYMPIA _ Employers and employees in Washington state will start paying into a new paid family leave program next week, and benefits from the program will begin in 2020. Starting Tuesday, premiums of 0.4 percent of wages will be collected, with 63 percent paid by employees and 37 percent paid by the employers. By Rachel la Corte. SENT: 540 words. AP Photos planned.
SOCIAL WORKER-SURPRISE DONATION
SEATTLE - Alan Naiman’s unabashed thriftiness was comical, but his quietly amassed fortune and long-brewing last act baffled even those closest to him. The Seattle man was known to patch his shoes up with duct tape, hustle the grocery store deli at closing time for deals and take his best friends out to lunch at fast-food joints. And when the Washington state social worker died this year of cancer at the age of 63, the generous loner left most of his surprise estate worth $11 million to children’s charities helping the poor, sick, disabled, abandoned and those otherwise stuck in foster care, unbeknownst to those beneficiaries or his loved ones. By Sally Ho. MOVED: 634 words. AP Photos.
BOISE_U.S. officials and at least one state said Friday that they have started investigations into a nationwide CenturyLink internet outage that has disrupted 911 service. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 400 words.
CENTURY LINK OUTAGE-WASHINGTON STATE THE LATEST
SAN ANTONIO _ The Iowa State Cyclones play the Washington State Cougars. Game starts at 6 p.m. PDT.
PHOENIX _ The Pac-12 had a strange 2017-18 season. By John Marshall. SENT: 854 words. AP Photos.
RENTON, Wash. — Poona Ford understood there was a reasonable likelihood that he wouldn’t be drafted. By Curtis Crabtree. SENT: 770 words.
_ALAMO BOWL BET: Iowa, Washington governors make tasty bet over football game.
_SPOKANE SNOW: Spokane area expecting big snow storm.
_CENTURYLINK OUTAGE-OREGON: CenturyLink outage leads to accidental 911 alert in Oregon.
_SPOKANE HOMELESS: Iowa, Washington governors make tasty bet over football game.
_INCENDIARY DEVICES-BANK: Firefighters extinguished four incendiary devices set near a bank in Poulsbo.
_MOTHER KILLED-CHRISTMAS: A 25-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in his mother’s slaying on Christmas Day.