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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory , WA

February 1, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 12:30 p.m.


VANCOUVER, Wash. - A measles outbreak near Portland, Oregon, has revived a bitter debate over so-called “philosophical” exemptions to childhood vaccinations as public health officials across the Pacific Northwest scramble to limit the fallout from the disease. By Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 1,000 words. AP Photos.


For Starbucks, former CEO Howard Schultz is a hero _ and a headache. Schultz spent more than 30 years at Starbucks, growing a handful of coffee shops into a much-admired global brand. But now, as the billionaire mulls running for president as an independent, Starbucks will have to tread carefully. By Dee-Ann Durbin. SENT: 900 words. AP Photos.


INDIANAPOLIS — Planned Parenthood’s Indiana and Kentucky affiliate is entering into an alliance with the organization’s chapter that operates clinics in Hawaii and three Western states. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: 600 words by noon.


SALT LAKE CITY — National parks across the United States are scrambling to clean up and repair damage that visitors and storms caused during the recent government shutdown while bracing for the possibility of another closure ahead of the busy Presidents Day weekend later this month.By Brady McCombs and Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 870 words. With AP Photos.


_MURDER VICTIM IDENTIFIED: The Lewis County Coroner’s Office confirmed that the victim of an Onalaska homicide last week was the wife of the man accused of killing her.

_MOTORCYCLE GANG-ARRESTS: Motorcycle gang members charged with murder, racketeering.

_RAILROAD FATALITY-VIDEO FIGHT: The Washington Supreme Court has sided with BNSF Railway, ruling the Pierce County medical examiner has no right to a copy of a video.

_SEATTLE POLICE BONUS: Seattle mayor proposes hiring bonus of up to $15K for police.

_INFANTS AT WORK: State employees in Vermont can now apply to bring infants to work.

+HATE CRIME INVESTIGATION: New charges added in alleged attack near LA synagogue.

_HANFORD SITE-CLEANUP COSTS: A new estimate from the U.S. Department of Energy raises remaining environmental cleanup costs at the former nuclear weapons production.

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