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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

May 14, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 8:02 p.m.

LONG-TERM CARE

OLYMPIA, Wash. —Washington is the first state in the nation to establish a program to help offset the costs of long-term care, under a new law signed Monday by Gov. Jay Inslee. By Rachel La Corte. SENT: 580 words. With AP photos.

WASHINGTON MARIJUANA CONVICTIONS

SEATTLE — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Monday aimed at erasing old misdemeanor marijuana convictions, seven years after voters in the state approved an initiative that legalized the drug. By Tom James. SENT: 390 words.

BOEING PLANE ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES

DALLAS — The CEO of Ethiopian Airlines says his airline might never fly the Boeing 737 Max again after a deadly crash in March, and if it does, it will wait until other carriers use the plane first. By David Koenig. SENT: 700 words. With AP photos.

CRABERS KILLED-HEARING

PORTLAND, Ore. —The captain of a crabbing vessel that sank in high waves, killing him and two other fishermen, had methamphetamine and alcohol in his system, according to testimony Monday at the opening of a five-day U.S. Coast Guard hearing. By Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 620 words. With AP photos.

AMAZON-DELIVERY EMPLOYEES

NEW YORK — Amazon, which is racing to deliver packages faster, is turning to its employees with a proposition: Quit your job and we’ll help you start a business delivering Amazon packages. By Jospeh PISANI. SENT: 470 words. AP Photos.

SEA LIONS, AP Member Exchange

A big rebound in the sea lion population along the West Coast in recent years has created a constant battle to wrangle the protected animals. They’re smart and fun to watch from a safe distance, but also noisy, smelly and proving to be a headache for some coastal marinas. By Tom Banse of the Northwest News Network. SENT: 1170 words. With AP photos.

SPORTS

BBA--ATHLETICS-MARINERS

SEATTLE _ Oakland’s Mike Fiers starts for the first time since throwing the 300th no-hitter in major league history when the A’s face the Seattle Mariners. Yusei Kikuchi starts for Seattle after a dazzling last start against the Yankees. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: Game at 7:10 p.m. PT. 700 words.

_BBA--ATHLETICS-MOVES: Athletics designate Morales, activate Canha from 10-day IL.

IN BRIEF

_WASHINGTON PUBLIC HEALTH INSURANCE: Inslee signs bill setting state on path to ‘public option.’ With AP photos.

_AVISTA CEO: Avista CEO Scott Morris to retire early next year.

_CORRECTIONS OFFICER ASSAULT: Yakima corrections officer suffers broken bones in attack.

_MEASLES-PIERCE COUNTY: Authorities report measles exposure in Puget Sound.

_ORCA PROTECTIONS: Canada increases protections for Pacific Northwest orcas.

_TROOPER INJURED-WRECK: State trooper injured after car crashes into patrol vehicle