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BC-Washington News Coverage, ADVISORY

February 12, 2019

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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Washington at 4:05 p.m.

WINTER WEATHER

SEATTLE—Schools closed across Washington state and the Legislature canceled all hearings Monday with winter snowstorms pummeling the Northwest again as a larger weather system wreaked havoc in the region and even brought snow to Hawaii. By Tom James. SENT: 740 words. AP Photos.

GUN INITIATIVE

SPOKANE, Wash. — Sheriffs in a dozen Washington counties say they won’t enforce the state’s sweeping new restrictions on semi-automatic rifles until the courts decide whether they are constitutional. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 950 words. AP Photos.

FOREVER CHEMICALS-EMERGING THREAT

WASHINGTON — The chemical compounds are all around you. They’re on many fabrics, rugs and carpets, cooking pots and pans, outdoor gear, shampoo, shaving cream, makeup and even dental floss. Increasing numbers of states have found them seeping into water supplies. SENT: 1,000 words.

SPORTS

BBA--MARINERS ARRIVE

PEORIA, Ariz. _If nothing else, the Seattle Mariners’ early arrival for spring training will give them a little more meet-and-greet time. By Jack Magruder. SENT: 520 words.

IN BRIEF

_PUSHED OFF BRIDGE: Woman offered plea deal in Washington bridge push case.

_TROOPER INJURED: State Patrol trooper injured when car is struck.

_TODDLER DIES: Toddler who fell into Spokane River has died.

_SANDPOINT FIRE: Numerous businesses destroyed in downtown Sandpoint.

_HONEYWELL MOVES: Honeywell to move jobs from Wichita, Washington to Olathe.

_FATAL SHOOTING-AUBURN: Man found fatally shot in vehicle in Auburn.

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