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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

February 27, 2019

Good afternoon. Our news coverage plans. If you have questions or suggestions about the report, please call the Seattle bureau at 206-682-1812 or 1-800-552-7694.

4:30 p.m.

STRANDED AMTRAK TRAIN

PORTLAND, Ore. -An Amtrak train with almost 200 people aboard hit downed trees during a blizzard and got stranded in the Oregon mountains for a day and a half, but passengers and crew banded together during the ordeal that ended Tuesday. By Andrew Selsky. SENT: 750 words. With AP photos.

WESTERN STORMS

SAN FRANCISCO—Torrential rain from a winter storm that has also dumped heavy snow in mountainous areas prompted California authorities to urge thousands of residents to evacuate a town north of San Francisco. By Olga Rodriguez. SENT: 450 words. AP Photos.

TRUMP JUDICIAL NOMINEE

WASHINGTON — The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee to be a judge on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a party-line vote. By Lisa Mascaro and Gene Johnson. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

SPORTS

BBA-MARINERS-DIPOTO

PEORIA, Ariz. — Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto completed his morning routine Tuesday then headed out for a jog. It was only 3 ½ miles, a minuscule total for a lifetime runner like Dipoto who used to take weekly jogs of 10 to 12 miles. By Tim Booth. SENT: 470 words. With AP photos.

FBC--IDAHO PLAYER DIES: Idaho football player dies of cancer at age 19.

IN BRIEF:

_GUN CONTROL: Assault rifle ban waits, targeted gun restrictions advance.

_PRISON FOOD STRIKE: Food strike at prison ends after hard-boiled eggs added.

_ELK HOOF DISEASE: Washington says elk hoof disease found in Blue Mountains.

_RAILROAD BRIDGE FIRE: Bridge fire shuts down train traffic across Columbia River.

_VACCINE EXEMPTIONS MONTANA: Montana bills seek to ease vaccination restrictions.

_PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS: Washington Senate passes presidential elector bill.

_PLANE FLIPS BELLINGHAM: Bellingham airport reopens after small plane flips.

_TRIPLE MURDERER-WEAPONS CASE: Man convicted of triple murder gets 10 years in weapons case.

_EASTERN WASHINGTON WEATHER: Ice delays schools and big snow storm forecast for Spokane.

_WSU-CELIAC DISEASE: WSU researchers working to combat celiac disease.

_BOEING-EMBRAER: Embraer shareholders approve jet joint venture with Boeing.