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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory , WA

May 21, 2019

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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 12:30 p.m.

WASHINGTON-THREE STRIKES

SEATTLE - Dozens of inmates serving life sentences for second-degree robbery appear to be left out of Washington state’s “three strikes” reform legislation. Legislation pushed by a prosecutors’ group removes second-degree robbery from the list of crimes qualifying for cumulative life sentences. By Tom James. SENT: 1,100 words. AP Photos.

HUMAN COMPOST

SEATTLE - Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday was expected to sign a bill making Washington the first state to approve a burial alternative known as “natural organic reduction” — an accelerated decomposition process that turns bodies into soil within weeks. By Gene Johnson. DEVELOPING.

WASHINGTON-SANCTUARY STATE

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will be signing a bill Tuesday adopting sanctuary state rules proposed by legislators. The rules made Washington the third state on the West Cost to adopt such policies, after California and Oregon, at a moment when immigration looms large in the national discussion. By Tom James. DEVELOPING.

SPORTS:

BBA--MARINERS-RANGERS

ARLINGTON, Texas _ Lance Lynn pitches for the Texas Rangers, who go for their sixth win in seven games. The Mariners have lost 16 of 21. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:05 p.m. CT.

IN BRIEF:

_TRAIN DERAILMENT-WASHINGTON STATE: Investigators to present findings on deadly train crash.

_WASHINGTON-POLLUTION SETTLEMENT: Washington state company to settle EPA water pollution case.

_UNLICENSED POT SHOP: Authorities: Illegal pot shop shut down near Mount Vernon.

_LAWMAKERS-SNAKE RIVER DAMS: 2 GOP lawmakers urge Inslee to veto Snake River dam study.

_WASHINGTON-QUAKE: Small earthquake in Aberdeen area.

_APPLES-TARIFFS: Apple growers pleased with end of tariffs by Mexico.

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