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BC-Washington News Coverage, ADVISORY

March 7, 2019

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

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WOLVES-US PROTECTIONS

BILLINGS, Mont. —U.S. wildlife officials plan to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, re-igniting the legal battle over a predator that’s running into conflicts with farmers and ranchers as its numbers rebound in some regions. By Matthew Brown and John Flesher. SENT: 830 words. AP Photos.

With WOLVES-US PROTECTIONS-WASHINGTON: Lifting federal protections for wolves gets mixed reaction.

MEASLES OUTBREAK-VACCINE EXEMPTIONS

OLYMPIA, Wash. — As health officials continue to monitor an outbreak concentrated in southwest Washington, the state House approved a measure that would remove parents’ ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption to vaccinating their school-age children for measles. By Rachel La Corte. SENT: 680 words. With AP photos.

PLASTIC BAG BAN

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A ban on single-use plastic bags passed the state Senate Tuesday. The bill would ban stores from giving out single-use plastic carryout bags, giving them until 2020 to use up existing stocks, and require an 8-cent charge for other bags handed out. SENT: 380 words.

CLIMATE CHANGE-EDUCATION

HARTFORD, Conn. —A Connecticut lawmaker wants to strike climate change from state science standards. A Virginia legislator worries teachers are indoctrinating students with their personal views on global warming. And an Oklahoma state senator wants educators to be able to introduce alternative viewpoints without fear of losing their jobs. By Michael Melia. SENT: 1,050 words. AP Photos.

SPORTS:

BKC--PAC-12 THIS WEEK

Arizona State and Arizona close out the regular season with a rivalry game in Tucson. The Sun Devils are hoping to solidify their at-large NCAA Tournament chances and the Wildcats are seeking a better seed at next week’s NCAA Tournament. Arizona State won the first meeting 95-88 behind Remy Martin’s career-best 31 points. By John Mashall. SENT: 470 words. AP Photos.

BBA--MARINERS ICHIRO IN JAPAN

PEORIA, Ariz. — Jerry Dipoto never met Ichiro Suzuki in person until the day he was reintroduced as a member of the Seattle Mariners during spring training in 2018. By Tim Booth. SENT: 990 words. With AP photos.

IN BRIEF:

_IRANIAN HACKERS MICROSOFT: Microsoft says Iran-linked hackers targeted businesses.

_DEPUTIES SHOOT MAN: Man killed by deputies south of Tacoma identified.

_HOMELESS COLLEGE STUDENTS: Senate OKs pilot program to help homeless college students.

_YOUTH RISK ORDERS: Proposal to expand risk orders to minors clears Senate.

_SEWAGE SPILL-NAVAL SHIPYARD: 4,000 gallons of sewage spills at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.

_SCHOOL OFFICER TRAINING: New training for school police passes Senate.

_HIGHWAY 27: Crews clear enough snow to reopen a portion of Highway 27.

_HOMELESS CAMP KILLING: Mistrial declared again in homeless camp killing.

_WINERY-ADA SETTLEMENT: Winery agrees to accessibility improvements after complaint.