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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory , WA

March 13, 2019

Good afternoon. 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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TRUMP-ETHIOPIA PLANE-BOEING

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says the U.S. is issuing an emergency order grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft in the wake of a crash of an Ethiopian Airliner that killed 157 people. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.

PRESIDENTIAL TAX RETURNS

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A proposal inspired by President Donald Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns advanced Tuesday in Washington state. By Tom James. SENT 560 words.

ETHIOPIA-PLANE CRASH-PLANES GROUNDED

SINGAPORE — A growing number of airlines and countries around the world have grounded Boeing 737 Max jets or banned them from their airspace following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed 157 people on Sunday, five months after a similar Indonesian Lion Air jet plunged into the ocean, killing 189.

VACCINATION BILLS

AUGUSTA, Maine — A push to end non-medical exemptions for routine childhood vaccines required by schools and certain health care facilities is now in the hands of a panel of Maine lawmakers. DEVELOPING.

ELECTION 2020-HOWARD SCHULTZ

WASHINGTON - Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is set to further explain his vision for an independent presidency outside the two-party system in a speech at Florida’s Miami Dade College. A copy of his prepared remarks obtained by The Associated Press shows he’ll further explain what a potential Schultz presidency could look like, including a pledge to assemble a Cabinet that spans the political spectrum and that consists of a greater share of women than that of any previous president. By Juana Summers. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.

SPORTS:

BBA--MARINERS-KIKUCHI

PEORIA, Ariz. - Yusei Kikuchi’s goal was always to pitch in the major leagues. The dream is now the reality for the newest starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners. But in a twist, his debut will come in his native Japan. He will start the second game of the 2019 season against the Oakland Athletics in the Tokyo Dome next week. By Tim Booth. SENT: 750 words.

BKC--P12-WASHINGTON ST-OREGONLAS VEGAS _ No. 6 seed Oregon opens the Pac-12 tournament against No. 11 Washington St. By Basketball Writer John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words. Starts at 8:30 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_TSA-GUNS IN BAGS: TSA: Don’t leave loaded guns in carry-on bags.

_SCHOOL BOND LEVIES: School bond levies will still need supermajority.

_AMAZON-AUTISM BOOKS: Amazon removes books that promoted an autism ‘cure’.

_NAVY JET-MONITORING: Navy rejects more noise testing for Washington state island.

_PET GROOMER-CHARGES: Groomer charged with 9 more counts in pet strangling case.