BC-Washington News Coverage
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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 7:57 p.m.
HAMBURG, Iowa- Although there are more than a dozen declared candidates in the race for the White House, only two have visited areas of Iowa devastated by flooding: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Most other contenders make passing mention of the flooding at campaign events. But the relative silence from other candidates highlights the bind many of them are in as local issues and presidential politics collide in the nation’s leadoff caucus state. By Alexandra Jaffe. SENT: 760 words. AP Photos.
KALAMA, Wash. — A gunman who authorities say shot and killed a sheriff’s deputy in rural Washington state was the half-brother of a man who killed an Oregon police chief eight years ago. SNET: 460 words. With AP Photos.
WRONGFUL DEATH COMPENSTATION
OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington Legislature approved an update to the state’s wrongful death law late Monday, the latest reverberation from a fatal 2015 crash that cast a spotlight on a century-old state law. The proposal would remove requirements that, after an accidental death in the state, family members must live in the United States and be economically dependent on the victim to be able to file a wrongful death claim here. By Tom James. SENT: 510 words.
DEBT COLLECTION LIMITS
OLYMPIA, Wash. — A trio of consumer protection bills has cleared major votes in the state Legislature, including one targeting a type of undated lawsuit that the state attorney general called potentially confusing for consumers. By Tom James. SENT: 570 words.
SEATTLE TRAFFIC CAMERAS
OLYMPIA, Wash. — A proposal to expand the use of traffic cameras in Seattle passed the state House, after earlier stalling amid controversy over how to use the footage. By Tom James. SENT: 590 words.
A group of technical experts appointed by federal aviation regulators says pilots won’t need new training on flight simulators to learn how to operate the Boeing plane that was grounded after two deadly crashes involving a new anti-stall system. SENT: 420 words. With AP photos. Incorporates Boeing-CEO.
NOTRE DAME FIRE-YOUTUBE
SAN FRANCISCO — YouTube might need a few more humans. The machines whose job is to tamp down conspiracy theories are not cutting it just yet. As people around the world Monday turned to YouTube to watch Notre Dame Cathedral burn in Paris, an automated system attached background information about the Sept. 11 terror attacks in New York to livestream videos of the fire. By Barbara Ortutay. SENT: 560 words. With AP photos.
GUN CONTROL NEVADA
LAS VEGAS — A national gun control lobbying organization on Tuesday made Nevada the latest Western state where it is trying to show that gun rights groups including the National Rifle Association are behind a “Second Amendment sanctuary” drive. By Ken Ritter. SENT: 600 words. With AP photos.
NEW YORK — Big Bird, Elmo and stars of “Sesame Street” are leaving their quiet neighborhood and embarking on a road trip. The nonprofit Sesame Workshop said Tuesday a selection of Muppets will take part in a 10-city trip - including Seattle - to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary campaign with free park festivals, live performances and kid-friendly activities. SENT: 300 words. AP Photos.
RENTON, Wash. — Russell Wilson is sticking around with the Seattle Seahawks as the highest paid player in the NFL. Wilson posted a video on social media early Tuesday saying, “Seattle, we got a deal,” shortly after agreeing to a $140 million, four-year extension with the Seahawks, his agent Mark Rodgers told The Associated Press. By Tim Booth. SENT: 980 words. AP Photos
SEATTLE _ After its hot start the Seattle Mariners have dropped four straight. They try and snap the skid on Tuesday night with Mike Leake on the mound against the Cleveland Indians. UPCOMING: Game at 7:10 p.m. PT. 700 words.
_LONG TERM CARE: Senate passes measure to create long-term care program.
_DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME: Washington Senate OKs step toward year-round daylight saving.
_GONZAGA COMMISSION: Gonzaga to create commission on priest sex abuse.
_BUNKER HOMICIDE-SUSPECT DEAD: Body found belongs to suspect in woman’s decapitation.
_MARIJUANA CONVICTIONS: House OKs bill to vacate some marijuana convictions.
_WASHINGTON-DRUG BUST: Police in Washington state seize $1.16M worth of narcotics.
_SPOKANE STANDOFF: Suspect ends standoff by stabbing himself at Spokane motel.
_STARBUCKS-SOLAR-TEXAS: Starbucks expanding solar, enough to power 360 Texas stores.
_PULLMAN PLANE CRASH: 2 people escape injury in Pullman plane crash.