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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory , WA

May 20, 2019

Our news coverage plans for Washington. 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

Washington at noon

ISLAND-INCREASED VACCINATIONS

VASHON ISLAND, Wash. — Sarah Day is a school nurse with “street cred” when it comes to the polarizing issue of vaccines on an idyllic island in Washington state known for its rural beauty, counterculture lifestyle and low immunization rates. By Sally Ho. SENT: 1,000 words. AP Photos.

T-MOBILE-SPRINT-FCC

WASHINGTON — A key federal regulator says he plans to approve wireless carrier T-Mobile’s $26.5 billion takeover of rival Sprint, a crucial step for the deal’s approval. By Tali Arbel and Michelle Chapman. SENT: 545 words. AP Photos.

SPORTS:

BBA--MARINERS-RANGERS

ARLINGTON, Texas _ Rangers lefty Mike Minor struck out a career-high 13 while allowing one run and three hits when he last faced Seattle in a 15-1 win on April 27. The loser that game was Mike Leake, who will be matched up against Minor again in a series opener. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 700 words, photos. Game starts 7:05 p.m. CT.

BBO--MARINERS-BRAVES TRADE

ATLANTA — The Braves have added veteran help for their patchwork bullpen by acquiring right-hander Anthony Swarzak from Seattle for left-hander Jesse Biddle and right-hander Arodys Vizcaino. SENT: 230 words. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

_POLICE SHOOTING: Police: Auburn police shoot, kill man with knife.

_NATIONAL GUARD-TRAINING FACILITY: Washington Guard plans monthly trainings at Richland center.

_SPOKANE-DRUG CHARGES: Spokane County leads 5 largest counties in drug charges.

_DAM REMOVAL: Bellingham to remove dam for salmon restoration project.

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