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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

May 25, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 1 p.m.

NORTHWEST EXTEMISTS

SPOKANE, Wash. - Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations compound was demolished in Idaho, far-right extremists are again drawing attention in the Pacific Northwest. White nationalism has been on the rise across the U.S., but it has particular resonance along the Idaho-Washington border, where the Aryans espoused hate and violence for years. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 920 words. With AP Photos.

POT CONVICTIONS-YAKIMA COUNTY

YAKIMA, Wash. - In mid-August, nearly 60,000 people could ask courts to strike low-level marijuana possession convictions from their criminal records under a new law. But Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney Joe Brusic thinks it’s a bad idea, and his office may oppose any applications to vacate convictions that were handed down in Yakima County. An AP Member Exchange by Donald W. Meyers, Yakima Herald-Republic. SENT: 1,000 words.

HUNTING GRIZZLIES

BILLINGS, Mont. — Grizzly bears are spreading into new areas of the U.S. Northern Rockies, expanding from remote wildernesses and into low-level farmland amid a legal fight over proposed hunting. New government data from grizzly population monitoring show bruins in the Yellowstone area of Montana, Wyoming and Idaho expanded their range by about 1,500 square miles (3,900 square kilometers) over the past two years. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 480 words. With AP Photos.

SPORTS:

BKL-MERCURY-STORM

EVERETT, Wash. _ Minus reigning MVP Breanna Stewart and veteran star Sue Bird, the defending WNBA champion Seattle Storm host the Phoenix Mercury on Saturday. The Mercury will be without their own star as Diana Taurasi recovers from back surgery. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: Game at 12:30 p.m. PT. 600 words.

BBA-MARINERS-ATHLETICS

OAKLAND, Calif. _ Seattle plays Oakland at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. By Baseball Writer Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 1:05 p.m. PDT

IN BRIEF:

_UW MEDICINE-RADIATION: UW Medicine employees might have to wait at least six more weeks to return to work at a building where a radioactive substance was spilled three weeks ago.

_MISSING TEEN-BODY FOUND: A young woman whose body was pulled from the Spokane River downtown this week had been reported missing by friends and family.

_FATAL SHOOTING-ARREST: A man suspected in the deadly shooting of a woman in Everett was tracked down and captured after a gun battle with police.

_DUCKS CRASH-DRIVER SETTLEMENT: The driver of a duck boat vehicle in the 2015 deadly crash in Seattle has accepted a $2 million settlement for his claims against the tour company.

_BODY STORAGE UNIT: Snohomish County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating after a 52-year-old man was found dead in an Everett storage unit.

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