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BC-Washington News Coverage

February 22, 2019

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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 1 a.m.

LONG-TERM CARE

OLYMPIA, Wash. _A proposal for a new employee-funded program that would create a benefit to help offset long-term care costs was approved by the House Thursday. By Rachel La Corte. SENT: 570 words.

SUPREME COURT-CHILD CARE WORKER

SEATTLE — A woman who was disqualified from working in child care because of a decades-old conviction for purse-snatching may get another chance under a split ruling from Washington’s Supreme Court. By Gene Johnson. SENT: 750 words. With AP photos.

TRANSPORTATION PACKAGE

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington lawmakers have proposed a carbon fee as part of a transportation funding package, the third major attempt at limiting the atmosphere-warming gas through such a policy there since 2018. SENT: 600 words.

COLORADO ELECTORAL COLLEGE

DENVER — Colorado’s Democrat-controlled Legislature approved a bill Thursday calling for the state to join others in casting their presidential electoral votes for the winner of the national popular vote. By James Anderson. SENT: 590 words. With AP photos.

VACCINE EXEMPTIONS

PHOENIX — Arizona lawmakers are looking at expanding exemptions from children’s vaccine requirements as public health officials in the Pacific Northwest try to contain a measles outbreak that has sickened dozens of people who were not inoculated. By Johnathan J. Cooper. SENT: 700 words.

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.

BBO-RAINY START

MESA, Ariz. — The spring training season started with a splash. Just not the kind fans hoped for. By Carrie Muskat. SENT: 410 words. With AP photos.

IN BRIEF

_POLICE SHOOTING-VANCOUVER: Police officer who fatally shot teen in Vancouver identified.

_CLIMATE PAC-INSLEE: New PAC backs potential 2020 run by Gov. Jay Inslee.

_ELECTION 2020-HOWARD SCHULTZ-VOTING: Mulling presidential bid, Howard Schultz again fails to vote.

_DEATH THREATS-ARREST: Washington state man arrested after threats posted online.

_LUCRATIVE PLOWING: Idaho teen says he made $35k in 4 days plowing Seattle.

_AMAZON HQ: NY hopes to land future Amazon project despite failed deal.

_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.