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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, WA

February 21, 2019

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

LONG-TERM CARE

OLYMPIA, Wash. _ Lawmakers in Washington state’s House are expected to vote on a proposed employee-funded program that would create a benefit to help offset long-term care costs. By Rachel LaCorte. DEVELOPING

SPORTS

BKC-T25-PEPPERDINE-GONZAGA

SPOKANE, Wash. _ No. 2 Gonzaga hosts Pepperdine on Thursday. By Nicholas K. Geranios. Upcoming: 600 words by 8 p.m. PST. Photos

BKC-UMKC-SEATTLE

UMKC plays Seattle at the Redhawk Center.

BKC-EASTERN WASHINGTON-SOUTHERN UTAH

Eastern Washington plays Southern Utah at America First Event Center.

VETERAN TEAMS

Buffalo’s coaches spent part of Tuesday morning’s walkthrough going over defensive assignments, making sure the players were prepared for that night’s game against Ohio. As the players moved to their various spots at the coaches’ direction, senior guard Dontay Caruthers began telling sophomore Dominic Johnson where to go and what to expect from the Bobcats. In his third season at Buffalo and a former MAC defensive player of the year, Caruthers was spot on with his instructions to Johnson, a walk-on from the football team. By John Marshall. SENT: 970 words.

IN BRIEF

_CONTAMINATED LOGS-PUGET SOUND: State agency seeks support for removing contaminated logs.

_BUS FIRE-OVERPASS DAMAGE: The Columbian Way overpass of Interstate 5 was damaged in a spectacular charter-bus fire.

_DUI-SALON CRASH: The entrance to a business in Everett was destroyed when a suspected drunk driver crashed into it.

_CITIZENS-POLICE AGREEMENT: A citizen-advisory panel accuses the city of Seattle of backtracking on federally mandated police reforms.