BC-Washington News Coverage,ADVISORY
Our news coverage plans Tuesday.
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SEATTLE — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray wants Seattle voters to approve both tax and fee increases to pay to keep buses running in the city and to and from the suburbs. UPCOMING: 250 words by 1 p.m.
NORTHWEST RAILS TO TRAILS
WALLACE, Idaho — In many parts of the country, abandoned train tracks have been repurposed into multi-use exercise trails. The best of them — a little more than two dozen routes in all — are in the Rail-to-Trails Conservancy Hall of Fame, and several of those are located in the Pacific Northwest, in Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. By Carey J. Williams. UPCOMING: 700 words by 3 p.m. Tuesday, photos.
OBAMA-MEDAL OF HONOR
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is presenting the Medal of Honor to a former Army sergeant who saved a fellow soldier’s life and helped secure the evacuation of other wounded Americans while under persistent fire during a 2007 ambush in Afghanistan. Obama was to award the medal to Kyle J. White during a ceremony Tuesday at the White House. White, a 27-year-old Seattle native now living in Charlotte, N.C., will be the seventh living recipient to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. SENT: 350 words. AP Photo DCSW111. UPCOMING: Developing from 3 p.m. ET ceremony.
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SNOHOMISH — He isn’t old enough to drive, but a Snohomish entrepreneur already is gaining national attention for his inventions. Suman Mulumudi, 15, showed off the digital stethoscope he invented on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” last Thursday. AP Member Exchange by Amy Nile, The Daily Herald. SENT: 560 words. Pursuing AP Photo.
MOUNT ST HELENS MOTHERS
LONGVIEW — Sunday was the mother of all climbing days at Mount St. Helens. A record number of permits — 971 — were sold to climb the southwest Washington volcano that day. In honor of Mother’s Day, many of the climbers wore skirts or dresses. AP Member Exchange by Andre Stepankowsky, The Daily News. SENT: 270 words.
YAKIMA — Nestled along the edges of the Columbia River on the southern fringes of Benton County are several islands where state wildlife biologists occasionally hike to survey the nests of migratory geese. The islands also often have small populations of deer, some that swim out only during the fawning season and others that stay to enjoy the safe haven from predators. AP Member Exchange by Scott Sandsberry, Yakima Herald-Republic. SENT: 890 words.
DENTON, Texas — A small drone built at the University of North Texas could eventually be the key to improved communications at a major disaster. Two UNT professors, Yan Wan and Shengli Fu, planned to join the other researchers in the project for a demonstration Tuesday at the University of Washington in Seattle. AP Member Exchange by Jenna Duncan, Denton Record-Chronicle. SENT: 480 words.
SEATTLE — Tampa Bay’s David Price makes his first career start at Safeco Field on Tuesday night facing Seattle’s Hisashi Iwakuma in the second of a three-game series between the Mariners and Rays. UPCOMING: 700 words. With hometown lead, photos. Game at 7:10 p.m.
— COLUMBIA DAM CRACK — Utility suspends efforts to truck fish.
— MUSEUM WEEK NORTHWEST — 56 Puget Sound museums celebrate Museum Week.
— MISSING SEQUIM WOMAN — Police task force looking for missing Sequim woman.
— FEDERAL WAY SHOOTING — Man shot to death at Federal Way apartment complex.
— FATAL LONGVIEW CRASH — 2 killed, 2 injured in collision in Longview.
— SPOKANE FOOD TRUCKS — Spokane council moves to regulate food trucks.
— DEATH IN CUSTODY — Man dies after arrest by Taser in University Place.
— SPOKANE RIVER BODY — Man’s body found in Spokane River.