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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

March 13, 2019

Good afternoon. Our news coverage plans. If you have questions or suggestions about the report, please call the Seattle bureau at 206-682-1812 or 1-800-552-7694.

4:15 p.m.

TRUMP-ETHIOPIA PLANE-BOEING

WASHINGTON —The U.S. is issuing an emergency order Wednesday grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft “effective immediately,” in the wake of the crash of an Ethiopian Airliner that killed 157 people, President Donald Trump said. By Zeke Miller. SENT: 320 words. AP Photos. AP Video.

ETHIOPIA-PLANE CRASH-PLANES GROUNDED

SINGAPORE — A growing number of airlines and countries around the world have grounded Boeing 737 Max jets or banned them from their airspace following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed 157 people on Sunday, five months after a similar Indonesian Lion Air jet plunged into the ocean, killing 189. SENT: 1240 words. With AP photos.

ETHIOPIA PLANE CRASH BOEING LOBBYING

WASHINGTON — Aerospace giant Boeing is a juggernaut in Washington, employing a team of in-house lobbyists and blue chip firms as part of a multimillion dollar influence operation built to shape policy on Capitol Hill and inside the Trump administration. By Richard Lardner and Jonathan Lemire. SENT: 930 words. With AP photos, video.

PRESIDENTIAL TAX RETURNS

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A proposal inspired by President Donald Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns advanced Tuesday in Washington state. By Tom James. SENT 560 words.

VACCINATION BILLS

AUGUSTA, Maine — A push to end non-medical exemptions for routine childhood vaccines required by schools and certain health care facilities is now in the hands of a panel of Maine lawmakers. DEVELOPING.

ELECTION 2020-HOWARD SCHULTZ

WASHINGTON - Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is set to further explain his vision for an independent presidency outside the two-party system in a speech at Florida’s Miami Dade College. A copy of his prepared remarks obtained by The Associated Press shows he’ll further explain what a potential Schultz presidency could look like, including a pledge to assemble a Cabinet that spans the political spectrum and that consists of a greater share of women than that of any previous president. By Juana Summers and Ellis Rua. SENT: 420 words. AP Photos.

SPORTS:

BBA--MARINERS-KIKUCHI

PEORIA, Ariz. - Yusei Kikuchi’s goal was always to pitch in the major leagues. The dream is now the reality for the newest starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners. But in a twist, his debut will come in his native Japan. He will start the second game of the 2019 season against the Oakland Athletics in the Tokyo Dome next week. By Tim Booth. SENT: 750 words.

BKC--P12-WASHINGTON ST-OREGONLAS VEGAS _ No. 6 seed Oregon opens the Pac-12 tournament against No. 11 Washington St. By Basketball Writer John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words. Starts at 8:30 p.m.

FBN--FREE AGENCY SEAHAWKS

RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks hope they have found the solution for their recent kicking troubles. By Tim Booth. SENT: 420 words.

IN BRIEF:

_HANFORD SITE STUDY: Report: Feds need better financial oversight at Hanford site.

_ADULT SEX STORE ASSAULTS: Police suspect same man in Washington sex store assaults.

_DOG RESCUE DROWNINGS: 2 men drown after dog fell though ice on frozen pond.

_TSA-GUNS IN BAGS: TSA: Don’t leave loaded guns in carry-on bags.

_SCHOOL BOND LEVIES: School bond levies will still need supermajority.

_AMAZON-AUTISM BOOKS: Amazon removes books that promoted an autism ‘cure’.

_NAVY JET-MONITORING: Navy rejects more noise testing for Washington state island.

_PET GROOMER-CHARGES: Groomer charged with 9 more counts in pet strangling case.