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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

May 22, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 12:30 p.m.


SEATTLE - Washington governor and Democratic presidential contender Jay Inslee has signed a bill adopting sanctuary state rules proposed by legislators. The rules made Washington the third state on the West Cost to adopt such policies, after California and Oregon. By Tom James. DEVELOPING.


SEATTLE — The federal judge overseeing reforms in the Seattle Police Department has ordered the city, the Department of Justice and others to fix ongoing inadequacies surrounding officer accountability, and said he will extend court oversight of the department until they do. SENT: 340 words.


PORTLAND, Ore. — Environmental advocates in Oregon have criticized a state plan to kill more than 1,000 ravens to help save the greater sage grouse, officials said. SENT: 280 words.


TOLEDO, Ohio — A hospital strike now in its third week is putting a spotlight on staffing shortages at the same time Ohio lawmakers are debating legislation that would allow nurses to refuse mandatory overtime. By John Seewer. SENT: 690 words.



ARLINGTON, Texas _ Adrian Sampson is set to face Seattle in his first start for the Rangers since getting his first big league win behind opener Jose Leclerc. Mariners lefty Marco Gonzales is 0-3 since throwing seven shutout innings against Texas late last month. By Baseball Writer Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 1:05 p.m. CT.


NEW YORK — The Washington Mystics sit atop the preseason Associated Press WNBA poll for the first time. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 470 words. With AP photos.


TUKWILA, Wash. — Three-time MLS defender of the year Chad Marshall has announced his retirement due to injury, bringing an end to a 16-year career that included stints with the Columbus Crew and Seattle Sounders. SENT: 140 words. Will be updated. With AP photos.

BBA--RANGERS CALHOUN: Rangers OF Calhoun on 10-day injured list with quad strain. With AP photos.


_OREGON SHOPPERS WASHINGTON STATE: WA governor signs bill changing tax exemption for Oregonians.

_POLICE SHOOT MAN -AUBURN: Man killed by Auburn police identified.

_SEX TRAFFICKER SENTENCED: Seattle man gets 23 years in prison for sex trafficking.

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