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

May 2, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 p.m.

SALMON CULVERTS

SEATTLE - Washington is under a federal court order to fix under-roadway pipes that block migrating salmon by 2030, but a budget passed by lawmakers scrimps on money for the work, putting the state at risk of failing to meet the deadline. The Legislature’s transportation budget, approved last weekend, devotes $100 million to fixing culverts _ large pipes that allow streams to flow under roadways, but which can prevent salmon from reaching their spawning grounds. By Gene Johnson. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.

STATE AUDIT-WAPATO

YAKIMA, Wash. — The state auditor has found numerous violations of Washington law that have damaged the finances of the city of Wapato, especially in the case of a former elected mayor who created a high-paying position of city administrator and then was appointed to the job. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 460 words.

ON THE MONEY-MAX FLIGHTS

The grounding of Boeing 737 Max jets likely means that fare increases this summer will be larger than already expected and airlines will struggle to handle disruptions such as storms that shut down hub airports. By David Koenig. SENT: 800 words. AP Photos.

With BC-US--BOEING-HOUSE HEARING: House subcommittee to hold May 15 hearing on Boeing 737 Max.

ALSO:

_WOMAN KILLED-SENTENCE: Man sentenced to life in prison for killing Washington woman.

_JUDGE ARREST-SEXUAL CONDUCT: Judge accused of courthouse rape, sex assault takes leave.

_TUNDRA SWANS-TOXIC WASTE: Tundra swans dying from toxic mining waste in northern Idaho.