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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

April 2, 2019

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.

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FAA BOEING

Boeing and U.S. aviation regulators say the company needs more time to finish changes in a flight-control system suspected of playing a role in two deadly crashes. By David Koenig. SENT: 570 words. With AP photos.

MEASLES CASES

NEW YORK — U.S. health officials report that the number of measles cases through the first three months of this year have surpassed the count for all of 2018. This year’s numbers have been driven by outbreaks in several states, including New York, California, Illinois, Texas, and Washington. By Mike Stobbe. AP Photos.

SODA TAXES

HARTFORD, Conn. — Nearly three decades after a U.S. state last imposed a special tax on sugary drinks, Connecticut’s governor is pushing for one to help close a budget deficit — and bracing for a fight. Taxes on soda and other sugar-loaded drinks have taken effect in recent years in several cities - including Seattle - around the country, but lobbying from the beverage industry and its allies has been credited with helping to block statewide proposals. By Susan Haigh. SENT: 920 words. AP Photos.

OIL TRAIN RESTRICTIONS

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s oil regulator is planning to sue the state of Washington if it goes ahead with a proposal to reduce the volatility of Bakken crude oil transported by rail, saying it is not supported by science and would devalue the product. SENT: 350 words.

SPORTS:

BKC--WASHINGTON ST-SMITH

PULLMAN, Wash. _Kyle Smith has gotten right to work as the new head coach at Washington State. He’s already held a couple of practices with his Cougars since being hired last week and is working to keep veteran players from leaving. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 490 words. With AP Photos.

BBA--ANGELS-MARINERS

SEATTLE _ Demoted to No. 5 in the pitching rotation, Felix Hernandez makes his first start of the season on Monday night as the Seattle Mariners open a series with the Los Angeles Angels. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: Game at 7:10 p.m. PT. 700 words.

BBA--RANGERS-MARINERS TRADE: Mariners get Connor Sadzeck from Rangers for minor leaguer.

IN BRIEF:

_EDGAR MARTINEZ RESOLUTION: Washington Senate honors former Mariner Edgar Martinez.

_ELECTION 2020 LAWSUIT: Howard Schultz: Lawsuit over texts to promote book meritless.

_MISSING WOMAN HOMICIDE: Sheriff: Missing woman believed dead, cops looking for 2 men.

_STATE HEALTH CARE PROTECTIONS: Legislature votes to codify some health care rules.

_YAKIMA-POLICE: Yakima taps officer from Denver for new police chief.