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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 4:10 p.m.
WASHINGTON GOVERNOR-HEALTH CARE
SEATTLE —Washington’s governor and New York City’s mayor unveiled major initiatives to expand health insurance coverage Tuesday, the latest moves by key Democratic leaders to address Trump administration health policies they say are keeping people from getting the care they need. By Sally Ho. SENT: 570 words. With AP Photos.
RENAMING NUCLEAR WASTE
SPOKANE, Wash. — The state of Washington said Tuesday it opposes a federal proposal to reclassify some radioactive waste on a site in the state that contains the nation’s largest supply because it fears much of the waste will be left in the ground. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 430 words.
PAINE FIELD SHUTDOWN
EVERETT, Wash. — Final federal approval of commercial passenger service at Paine Field, which was expected to begin Feb. 11, could be delayed by the ongoing government shutdown. SENT: 190 words.
NEXT GENERATION WIRELESS SHOWDOWN
NEW YORK— 5G E? 5G Plus? 5G Ultrawideband? Will the real 5G please stand up? By Mae Anderson. SENT: 680 words. With AP photos.
RENTON, Wash. _ The Seattle Seahawks don’t expect a massive roster makeover like last offseason. But there are key free agent decisions to make starting with Frank Clark and K.J. Wright. By Tim Booth. SENT: 750 words.
FBN--BEHIND THE CALL
The NFL’s wild weekend of wild-card games demonstrated that even in this age of the up-tempo offense, defense still dominates in the playoffs and it often comes down to a toe, a few fingers or even a 40-year-old hamstring. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 930 words. AP Photos.
_SEATTLE SODA TAX: Study: 97 percent of Seattle soda tax passed on to consumers.
_WSU MEDICAL SCHOOL: WSU medical school seeks $3.6M to expand enrollment.
_SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATOR-DEATH: Man charged with murder after fight at sex offender facility.
_KROGER-DIGITAL SHELF TECHNOLOGY: Kroger, Microsoft collaborate on digital shelf technology.
_SPOKANE POLICE SHOOTING: Spokane police kill man believed to be shooting at neighbors.
_GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-MOUNT RAINIER: Mount Rainier National Park closes main entrance to vehicles.