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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

February 28, 2019

Good morning. 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.

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UNIVERSAL SEX ED

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A proposal for universal, all-grade sex education passed the state Senate Wednesday after extensive debate. By Tom James. SENT: 440 words.

WESTERN STORMS

GUERNEVILLE, Calif. — Two communities in Northern California’s wine country were accessible only by boat Wednesday after a rain-swollen river overflowed its banks following a relentless downpour across an already waterlogged region. By Haven Daley and Olga R. Rodriguez. SENT: 740 words. AP Photos.

With E-WASHINGTON-STORM: Blowing snow closing highways in Eastern Washington.

MED-MEASLES Q&A

WASHINGTON — The U.S. has counted more measles cases in the first two months of this year than in all of 2017 — and part of the rising threat is misinformation that makes some parents balk at a crucial vaccine, federal health officials told Congress Wednesday. By Lauren Neergaard. SENT: 850 words. With AP photos.

WHITE NATIONALIST PLOT-APPEAL:

OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma man’s new trial request for a 1999 federal murder conviction and death sentence in Arkansas has been denied, with the judge saying he doesn’t have jurisdiction while noting that evidence presented by attorneys “is reasonably likely” to have led to a different sentence. By Ken Miller. SENT: 430 words. AP Photos.

WALMART-DISABLED GREETERS

As Walmart moves to phase out its familiar blue-vested “greeters” at some 1,000 stores nationwide, disabled workers who fill many of those jobs say they’re being ill-treated by a chain that styles itself as community-minded and inclusive. By Michael Rubinkan. SENT: 1,230 words.

SPORTS

BKC--PAC 12 THIS WEEK

USC and UCLA rekindle rivalry while fighting for a first-round bye in the conference tournament. The Trojans and Bruins are a half-game behind Utah for a coveted top-four spot in the Pac-12. By John Marshall. SENT: 390 words. AP Photos.

FBC--WASHINGTON ST-COACHES: Cougars add linebackers coach, director of football ops.

IN BRIEF:

_OBIT EDWARD NIXON: Edward Nixon, brother of President Richard Nixon, dies.

_AMAZON BUILDING SEATTLE TAX: Amazon abandons plan to occupy huge Seattle office building.

_TRUMP-BORDER SECURITY-WASHINGTON GOP: McMorris Rodgers, Herrera Buetler join Dems in Trump vote.

_YAKAMA NATION-JURISDICTION: Local law officers have authority over Yakamas in some cases.

_FATAL STABBING: Police arrest woman suspected of killing man, covering it up.

_FEDEX DELIVERY ROBOT: FedEx joins Amazon in delivery robot fray.