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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

May 1, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 4:20 p.m.

WILDFIRE PROJECTIONS

SPOKANE, Wash. —Most of the country can expect a normal wildfire season but residents along the West Coast of the United States should be ready for another busy season, the National Interagency Fire Center said Wednesday. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 370 words. AP Photos.

MAINE-FOAM CONTAINERS

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine has become the first state to ban single-use food and drink containers made from polystyrene foam, commonly known as Styrofoam. Oregon, Vermont and Connecticut are also considering banning such food containers statewide, and dozens of communities from Berkeley, California, to Seattle to Minneapolis to New York City have already passed their own bans, some of which date back to the late 1980s. By Marina Villenevue. SENT: 560 words. AP Photo.

SPORTS

BBO-CUBS-MARINERS

SEATTLE _ Marco Gonzales looks to become the first six-game winner in baseball as the Seattle Mariners face the surging Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. The Cubs have won 10 of 13. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: Game at 3:40 p.m. PT. 700 words.

MLS--SOUNDERS ROLDAN: Sounders midfielder Cristian Roldan has red card rescinded.

ALSO:

_MAY DAY-NORTHWEST: May Day marchers take to streets in Northwest.

_HEALTH LAW-SETTLEMENT: Hospitals required to pay debt relief as part of settlement.

_CRASH INVESTIGATION: NTSB probes crash of plane in southwest Washington.

_SCHWEITZER-HALL OF FAME: Edmund Schweitzer to join Inventors Hall of Fame.

_LAWSUIT-STATE PATROL: Woman suing State Patrol for false imprisonment.

_UNIVERSITY-LOST LAPTOP: University laptop containing Social Security numbers lost.

_COLORADO-AMAZON: Amazon to open delivery center at Colorado Springs airport.