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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

May 20, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 4:05 p.m.

CHINA TRADE WASHINGTON STATE FALLOUT

SEATTLE — Workers at a $1.7 billion polysilicon plant in central Washington believe President Donald Trump’s trade war with China may be their best chance for staying employed. By Gene Johnson. SENT: 940 words. With AP photos.

ISLAND-INCREASED VACCINATIONS

VASHON ISLAND, Wash. — Sarah Day is a school nurse with “street cred” when it comes to the polarizing issue of vaccines on an idyllic island in Washington state known for its rural beauty, counterculture lifestyle and low immunization rates. By Sally Ho. SENT: 1,050 words. AP Photos.

NATIVE AMERICAN WOMEN JUSTICE

SALEM, Ore. — Native American women have gone missing or been killed at alarming rates, federal and private studies show, and there is growing concern that confusion by law enforcement over who has jurisdiction can lead to lax pursuit of cases and insufficient data. SENT: 650 words. With AP photos.

T-MOBILE-SPRINT-FCC

WASHINGTON — A key federal regulator says he plans to approve wireless carrier T-Mobile’s $26.5 billion takeover of rival Sprint, a crucial step for the deal’s approval. By Tali Arbel and Michelle Chapman. SENT: 570 words. AP Photos.

SPORTS:

BBA--MARINERS-RANGERS

ARLINGTON, Texas _ Rangers lefty Mike Minor struck out a career-high 13 while allowing one run and three hits when he last faced Seattle in a 15-1 win on April 27. The loser that game was Mike Leake, who will be matched up against Minor again in a series opener. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 700 words, photos. Game starts 7:05 p.m. CT.

BBO--MARINERS-BRAVES TRADE

ATLANTA — The Braves have added veteran help for their patchwork bullpen by acquiring right-hander Anthony Swarzak from Seattle for left-hander Jesse Biddle and right-hander Arodys Vizcaino. SENT: 230 words. AP Photos.

PAC 12 SPRING MEETINGS

Pac-12 revenue fell by $12 million in 2018 to $497 million because the conference could not make up for lost Rose Bowl revenue from when the game hosted a College Football Playoff semifinal after the 2017 season. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 140 words. Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

_WASHINGTON DROUGHT: Gov. declares drought for nearly half of Washington state.

_LASER POINTER CHARGES: Washington man arrested for pointing laser at helicopter.

_POLICE SHOOTING: Police: Auburn police shoot, kill man with knife.

_NATIONAL GUARD-TRAINING FACILITY: Washington Guard plans monthly trainings at Richland center.

_SPOKANE-DRUG CHARGES: Spokane County leads 5 largest counties in drug charges.

_DAM REMOVAL: Bellingham to remove dam for salmon restoration project.

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