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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

March 5, 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.

4 p.m.

ELECTION 2020-INSLEE-CLIMATE RECORD

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee kicked off his presidential campaign with a call for making the fight against climate change the nation’s “first, foremost and paramount duty,” and the former Democratic congressman says his long history as an advocate for the environment sets him apart from other candidates. By Rachel La Corte. SENT: 1040 words. AP Photos.

PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY

OLYMPIA, Wash. —The Washington Legislature has passed a measure to move the state’s presidential primary from May to March. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words.

MELANIA TRUMP

TULSA, Okla. — Melania Trump gave a second-grader a pep talk about homework Monday as she toured an Oklahoma elementary school to open a three-state tour highlighting her “Be Best” initiative. Trump then headed for Microsoft Corp. in Redmond, Washington, where an employee demonstrated how he uses technology to limit his teenagers’ screen time and control the websites they can access and who can see what they’re doing online. By Darlene Superville. SENT: 460 words. With AP photos, Video.

FIRE STUDY

BEND, Ore. — An Oregon State University project backed by more than $2 million in federal money could help firefighters better predict how wildfires behave in Central Oregon and beyond. SENT: 300 words.

CALIFORNIA TRUMP FAMILY PLANNING

SAN FRANCISCO — California and 20 other Democratic-led states announced they were challenging the Trump administration’s effort to set up obstacles for women seeking abortions, including barring taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring patients to abortion providers. By Paul Elias. SENT: 350 words. With AP photos.

SPORTS

FBN--SEAHAWKS CLARK

RENTON, Wash. — As Frank Clark continued to impress in the final season of his rookie contract, the Seattle Seahawks kept saying he would be part of their long-term plans. By Tim Booth. SENT: 530 words.

NEW YORK — Gonzaga and Virginia remain Nos. 1-2 in a week of big changes in the AP Top 25. By John Marshall. SENT: 600 words. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

_RABBIT RESCUE: Kitsap Humane Society seeks homes for 300 rabbits.

_SURPRISE BILLING: House votes to end surprise medical billing.

_NUCLEAR STIE-ILLNESSES: Feds say taxpayers on hook for common sicknesses at Hanford.

_PAINE FIELD-COMMERICIAL FLIGHTS: Commercial flights take off from Everett’s Paine Field. With AP photos.

_OBIT-DECAMPLE: Matt DeCample, former governor’s spokesman, dies at 44.

_WOLVES AND DEER: New study finds deer species react differently to wolves.