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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage, WA

May 6, 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.

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Washington at 11:30 a.m.

ELECTION SECURITY-MICROSOFT

Microsoft announced an ambitious effort it says will make voting secure, verifiable and more transparent with open-source software. Two of the three top U.S elections vendors have expressed interest in potentially incorporating the software into their voting systems. By Frank Bajak. SENT: 770 words. AP Photos.

WASHINGTON-MENTAL HEALTH

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington legislators took substantial steps to reshape the mental-health system, including funding for new facilities, legislation to increase the number of qualified workers, and the creation of new types of treatment centers. SENT: 460 words.

DEATH SENTENCE CHALLENGE

RENO, Nev. — A Nevada inmate on death row for more than 30 years is headed back to court to try to get his execution sentence reduced to life in prison without parole. By Scott Sonner. DEVELOPING.

SPORTS

BBA--MARINERS-YANKEES

NEW YORK - A couple past-their-prime aces square off at Yankee Stadium with New York LHP CC Sabathia facing Mariners RHP Felíx Hernández. Sabathia (1-1, 2.66) recorded his 3,000th career strikeout in his previous outing. Hernández (1-2, 4.31) has rebounded a bit from a lousy 2018, walking just four over 31 1/3 innings this season. By Jake Seiner. Game starts at 6:35 p.m. ET

IN BRIEF

_SPOKANE-BLOOMSDAY: More than 35,000 people complete annual Bloomsday run.