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

January 18, 2019

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

SHUTDOWN-INSURANCE PROBLEM

SALEM, Ore. _ An ailing U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service worker in Oregon said she can’t learn why her federally paid insurance lapsed months ago or get it reinstated because of the partial government shutdown, leaving her scrambling to find a way to pay for nutrients that keep her alive. Jasmine Tool said she only has enough of the formula that she gets through a feeding tube to last through Friday. “If don’t get more, I will begin to starve,” she told The Associated Press on Thursday. By Andrew Selsky. SENT: 570 words. With AP Photos.

SPORTS

BKW--T25-WASHINGTON-STANFORD

STANFORD, Calif. _ Off to its best start in five seasons, No. 6 Stanford (14-1, 4-0) hosts Washington. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Starts 7 p.m. PT.

IN BRIEF

_CHILD RAPE SENTENCE: A Moses Lake man has been sentenced to a minimum of 10 years and up to life in prison for first-degree child rape and molestation.

_TRIPLE FATAL-SAMMAMISH: Authorities say a man killed his parents at their Sammamish home and lived there for five days before killing himself.

_DUI CRASH-METRO BUS: A suspected drunk driver sped through a red light and slammed into a Metro bus in Burien, Washington.

_MEASLES OUTBREAK: Officials say the number of confirmed measles cases in southwestern Washington has increased to 16 with five more suspected.

_JUNEAU FASHION SHOW-THEME: The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council has changed the theme of its annual fashion show following a complaint by Alaska Airlines.

_TEACHER-SEXUAL COMMUNICATION: A former middle school teacher in northwestern Washington state has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.

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