BC-WA--Washington News Coverage ADVISORY, WA
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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 4:00 p.m.
SEATTLE TRAFFIC SQUEEZE
SEATTLE— A major thoroughfare for commuters along downtown Seattle’s waterfront is set to shut down for good Friday, ushering in what officials say will be one of the most painful traffic periods in the history of the booming Pacific Northwest city. By Lisa Baumann. SENT: 1030 words. AP Photos.
OLYMPIA, Wash. — A lawmaker who is the subject of an investigation into allegations of improper conduct has stepped down from his leadership positions on two Senate committees. SENT: 160 words. Will be updated.
PORTLAND, Ore. — A commercial crabbing boat capsized in rough waters off the Oregon coast, killing the three men aboard and sending a shock wave through a seafaring community already struggling from a month-long delay to the annual crabbing season. By Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 760 words. With AP photos.
SUV OFF CLIFF
SAN FRANCISCO — Human remains found on a Northern California beach belong to one of the six adopted children killed along with their parents when their mother intentionally drove their SUV off a cliff, authorities said Wednesday. By Paul Elias. SENT: 370 words. With AP photos.
WYOMING STATE OF STATE
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming should continue to fight to enable more U.S. coal exports overseas, the state’s new governor said in a state of the state speech Wednesday that also called for more spending restraint and better returns on state reserve funds. By Mead Gruver. SENT: 550 words. With AP photos.
WASHINGTON — Too often people die of an opioid overdose because no one’s around to notice they’re in trouble. Now scientists are creating a smartphone app that beams sound waves to measure breathing — and summon help if it stops. By Lauran Neergaard. SENT: 640 words. With AP photos.
SUPER BOWL TICKETS LAWSUIT
Super Bowl tickets don’t figure to get any easier to come by — or any cheaper, probably — after a court ruling Wednesday in a lawsuit brought by a fan against the National Football League. By David Porter. SENT: 530 words.
JEFF BEZOS DIVORCE
SEATTLE — Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, are divorcing, ending a 25-year marriage that played a role in the creation of an e-commerce company that made Bezos one of the world’s wealthiest people. By Michael Liedkte and Rachel Lerman. SENT: 860 words. With AP photos.
BKC--PAC-12 THIS WEEK
UCLA heads to Oregon in matchup of the Pac-12′s preseason favorites who have to live up to expectations. Bruins coach Steve Alford was fired following a lackluster start and the Ducks are coming off a loss to rival Oregon State. SENT: 430 words.
NEW YORK — The New York Yankees host Baltimore and Washington is at home against the New York Mets on March 28, the first games of the earliest regular major league opening day. SENT: 420 words.
SEATTLE — The NHL is giving Seattle’s future franchise a reward for its investment in bringing the league’s 32nd franchise to the city. By Tim Booth. SENT: 180 words. Will be updated.
_BIAS CRIME CHARGE: Charges: Man assaulted lesbian couple at Seahawks game.
_GONZAGA SEATTLE: Gonzaga land on Seattle waterfront to become apartments.
_BOEING AIRBUS PLANES: Boeing tops Europe’s Airbus in airliner deliveries.
_BODY CEMETERY-HOMICIDE: Police investigate body found in Everett as homicide.
_CHARLEENA LYLES LAWSUIT: Judge dismisses lawsuit against officers in deadly shooting.
_COLD CASE MURDER ARREST: Man charged in Bremerton cold case pleads not guilty.
_FISHERMAN-SEX ABUSE: Oregon fisherman sentenced in sex abuse of woman.