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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

May 19, 2019

Our news coverage plans for Washington. 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

Washington at 1:30 p.m.


NEW YORK _ Questions about marijuana and social justice have played a prominent role this year in several U.S. states’ debates about pot legalization. But other states and cities where recreational or medical marijuana already is legal have also endeavored to make up for the consequences and racial disparities of decades of policing pot. Efforts have included clearing convictions; trying to carve out a place in the burgeoning cannabis business for minorities, the poor and people with past pot arrests; and channeling pot tax money to communities where arrests were prevalent. By Jennifer Peltz. SENT: 860 words.

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KENNEWICK, Wash. _ Two methods could be developed to treat some of Hanford’s radioactive tank waste that would cost significantly less than vitrifying it, or turning it into a stable glass form at the Hanford vitrification plant, according to a draft report by a panel of experts. By Annette Cary, Tri-City Herald. SENT: 775 words.




_ AGGRESSIVE DOG-NEIGHBOR SHOT _ A Washington state man who tried to shoot an aggressive dog instead fired a shot that hit his neighbor.

_ INCAPACITATED WOMAN-SEXUAL ASSAULT _ A West Seattle man convicted of sexually assaulting a woman who suffered a stroke after a car crash has been sentenced to more than 25 years in prison.

_ YAKIMA RIVER-BODY _ Police are investigating after kayakers found a man’s body in the Yakima river.

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