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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage, WA

April 11, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 noon

WASHINGTON-TEEN SEXTING

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A proposal aimed at keeping youth who send explicit text messages from being charged and registered under adult sex offender laws has cleared the Washington Legislature. By Tom James. DEVELOPING.

COLD CASE ARREST

EVERETT, Wash. — Police using DNA evidence say they have arrested a 77-year-old man in the 1972 killing of a young woman. Terrence Miller of Edmonds, Washington, was arrested Wednesday. Police say he fatally shot 20-year-old Judy Loomis and left her partially-clothed body in a heavily wooded area. SENT: 230 words.

ELECTION 2020-JAY INSLEE

Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee says his party should scrap any thoughts of impeaching President Donald Trump and instead focus on voting him out of office in 2020. The Washington governor offered his take during a CNN town hall Wednesday. By Bill Barrow. SENT: 530 words. AP Photos.

AMAZON-BEZOS LETTER

NEW YORK — Amazon’s Jeff Bezos challenged other retailers to raise wages and improve benefits for their employees, saying the competition will help everyone. Bezos covered a wide range of topics in his annual letter to shareholders Thursday that was released on Twitter and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. By Michelle Chapman and Anne D’Innocenzio. SENT: 430 words. AP Photos.

CHINA-BOEING

BEIJING— One of China’s three major state-owned airlines has joined carriers that are asking Boeing Co. for compensation after suspending use of its 737 Max jetliner following two fatal crashes. SENT: 350 words.

CARNIVAL CRUISE SHIPS-PROBATION

MIAMI — A federal judge has threatened to temporarily block Carnival Corp. from docking cruise ships at ports in the United States as punishment for a possible probation violation. SENT: 550 words. AP Photos.

SPORTS:

BBA--MARINERS-ROYALS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Seattle wraps up its four-game series against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. By David Smale. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 12:15 p.m. CT.

IN BRIEF:

_TODDLER SURVIVES FALL: Toddler survives six-story fall from apartment window.

_MURDER TRIAL-TESTER NEPHEW: Trial begins for man in killing of nephew of Montana senator.

_PULLMAN FLOODING: Weather Service says more rain coming to Palouse this week.

_BUSH MEDAL-BILL AND MELINDA GATES: George W. Bush to honor Bill and Melinda Gates in Dallas.

_HOUSEKEEPER PANIC BUTTONS: House passes panic button measure for isolated workers.

_HUNGER STRIKE-ORCAS: Washington state woman on hunger strike for killer whales.

_CORRECTIONS OVERTIME PAY: Judge: County wrong to take back $130K it overpaid jailers.

_DEAD FISHERMAN: Authorities identify fisherman found dead on beach.