BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, WA
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OLYMPIA, Wash. — More than 200 new laws take effect in Washington state this week, including a package of bills meant to address sexual misconduct at the workplace. Lawmakers ended their 60-day legislative session on time on March 8, and most of the more than 300 bills passed take effect Thursday. By Rachel La Corte. UPCOMING: 680 words by noon.
SPOKANE, Wash. — A former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was exposed as a white woman pretending to be black will be arraigned Wednesday on charges involving welfare fraud. Nkechi Diallo, formerly known as Rachel Dolezal, resigned as Spokane’s NAACP president when it was revealed she was born to white parents. By Nicholas K. Geranios. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.
FATAL RAFTING TRIP-VICTIMS
PORTLAND, Ore. — Cash Troyer dreamed of getting his pilot’s license one day. His younger brother Grady longed to score goals on the soccer field. The two young siblings, 9 and 7, died during a weekend rafting trip with their father on the Grande Ronde River in Wallowa County, police and family said. Clinton Troyer fought frigid waters and a swift current in an attempt to rescue his boys after they were launched from the vessel, authorities said. An AP Member Exchange by Shane Dixon Cavanaugh, The Oregonian/OregonLive. SENT: 590 words.
HOUSTON — Seattle’s Wade LeBlanc opposes Houston’s Lance McCullers as the AL West-leading Mariners look for their sixth straight win in the final game of this short two-game series. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 8:10 p.m. EDT.
—DOG PARK SHOOTING: Police are investigating a shooting at a Richland Badger Mountain dog park on Memorial Day weekend.
—SUV EXPLOSION: A man was arrested after an SUV explosion rocked a Federal Way neighborhood.
—STOMPING DEATH-SENTENCING: An Edmonds, Washington man has been sentenced to 16½ years in prison for beating a woman to death in 2016.
—DEPUTY-STANDOFF: Authorities say the King County sheriff’s deputy who prompted a 13-hour standoff with Seattle police last week has been charged.
—STUDENT-VOYEURSIM: A 17-year-old Davis High School student has been charged with four counts of felony voyeurism.
—SCHOOL THREATS: A Lewis and Clark High School student suspected of threatening to shoot his classmates is also accused of sending sexually explicit messages.