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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

March 20, 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.

4:05 p.m.

SHERIFF’S DEPUTY KILLED

ELLENGSBURG, Wash. —A sheriff’s deputy was killed in central Washington state and a police officer was shot and wounded after they exchanged gunfire with a road rage driving suspect, authorities said Wednesday. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 300 words. AP Photos.

REVENUE FORECAST

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Washington lawmakers received updated revenue numbers Wednesday that give them more money to work with as they prepare to unveil their two-year state budget proposals. The numbers released at a meeting of the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council showed state revenues look to increase by about $861 million more than expected through the middle of 2021. By Rachel La Corte. SENT: 560 words.

BLUE MOUNTAINS-MANAGEMENT PLANS

LEWISTON, Idaho — The U.S. Forest Service has rejected the recently completed management plans for three national forests in the Pacific Northwest, restarting the 15-year process to revise the plans. SENT: 300 words.

ETHIOPIA PLANE CRASH-FAA

The decision by Europe and Canada to break with U.S. air-safety regulators over the safety of the Boeing 737 Max is likely to delay the resumption of flights after two of the jets crashed. By David Koenig and Tom Krisher. SNET: 360 words. With AP photos.

SPORTS

BBA--MARINERS-ATHLETICS

TOKYO — Ichiro Suzuki drew the loudest ovation back home in Japan and Domingo Santana delivered the biggest hit, launching a grand slam that led the Seattle Mariners over the Oakland Athletics 9-7 Wednesday in the Major League Baseball opener. By Stephen Wade. SENT: 680 words. AP Photos.

BBA--MARINERS-ATHLETICS-SCENE

TOKYO — Talk about a serious home-field advantage. Ichiro Suzuki had it on a night to celebrate all things Ichiro — “Ichiromania” in other words — as he started for the Seattle Mariners against the Oakland Athletics in MLB’s opening game of the season. By Stephen Wade. SENT: 530 words. AP Photos.

BKC--NCAA-WEST REGION PREVIEW

SALT LAKE CITY _Gonzaga enters the NCAA Tournament following a loss for one of the rare times under coach Mark Few. By Basketball Writer John Marshall. SENT: 720 words. With AP photos.

IN BRIEF:

_STARBUCKS REDESIGN: Starbucks to test recyclable cups, redesign stores. With AP photos.

_FORMER DEPUTY-WIRE FRAUD: Ex- deputy in Washington state sentenced for stealing $33K.

_HOSPITAL STROKE LAWSUIT: Lawsuit: Hospital failed to perform MRI before stroke.

_TRAIN DERAILMENT: 23-car derailment by Ritzville shuts down Union Pacific line.

_SEATTLE SHOOTING: Gunman wounded by Seattle officers after firing at police.

_FLOORING COMPANY-KICKBACK: Company to pay fine over kickback for Naval Base Kitsap job.