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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory , WA

May 15, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 4:10 p.m.

WASHINGTON-MEASLES

SEATTLE — Four new measles cases have been diagnosed in a new western Washington outbreak involving people who spent time at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, authorities said. By Lisa Baumann. SENT: 530 words.

HOMELESSNESS DONATIONS

SEATTLE — A trio of Seattle health companies, including two of the city’s hospitals, have announced $15 million in donations for projects aimed at the homeless. By Tom James. SENT: 590 words.

FAA-HOUSE HEARING

WASHINGTON —The acting chief of the Federal Aviation Administration defended his agency’s safety certification of the Boeing 737 Max jetliner, the plane involved in two deadly crashes, and the FAA’s decision not to ground the jet until other regulators around the world had already done so. By David Koenig, Marcy Gordon and Tom Krisher. SENT: 1,000 words. AP Photos.

SEATTLE POLICE OVERSIGHT

SEATTLE — A federal judge has found that a portion of Seattle’s contract with its biggest police union threatens to undermine public confidence in a seven-year-old reform agreement between the city and the Department of Justice. SENT: 420 words. With AP photos.

OREGON WOLVES-ENDANGERED STATUS

SALEM, Ore. — The director of Oregon’s wildlife department has told the federal government the state agency supports the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposal to take the gray wolf off the endangered species list, drawing fire from conservation groups and an Oregon congressman. SENT: 140 words. Will be updated.

EAR INFECTIONS SMARTPHONES

WASHINGTON — Researchers have created a way for a smartphone to “hear” a warning sign of ear infections — fluid buildup behind the eardrum. By Lauran Neergaard. SENT: 710 words.

GENDER PASSPORTS

DENVER — Nine state attorneys general asked a federal appeals court on Wednesday to allow an intersex Colorado resident to get a passport listing the person’s gender as nonbinary instead of male or female. SENT: 270 words. With AP photos.

SPORTS

SOC--MLS--ORLANDO CITY-SOUNDERS

SEATTLE _ The Seattle Sounders go for two straight wins when they host struggling Orlando City on Wednesday night. UPCOMING: Game at 7:30 p.m. PT. 500 words.

FBN--SEAHAWKS-GENO SMITH: Seahawks sign former New York Jets starting QB Geno Smith

IN BRIEF

_DEADLY CRASH-INSANITY PLEA: Woman accused in deadly crash pleads not guilty by insanity

_WASHINGTON STATE-ENROLLMENT: WSU President says lower freshman enrollment is a good thing

_SKIER RESCUED: Skier with broken ankle rescued from Washington peak.

_FATAL CRASH SEATTLE: 1 dead, 3 injured after crash in Seattle.

_COACH-SEX CRIMES: Former high school coach charged with federal sex crimes.

_WASHINGTON-DRIVER SENTENCED: Washington state man sentenced to 11 years for fatal crash.

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