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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage, WA

April 11, 2019

Our news coverage plans for Washington today. 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

Washington at 4:25 p.m.

JUDGE ARREST-SEXUAL MISCONDUCT

SEATTLE — A judge in southeastern Washington has been charged with rape and other crimes which authorities say took place in the Asotin County Courthouse, authorities said Thursday. By Lisa Baumann. SENT: 530 words.

WASHINGTON-TEEN SEXTING

OLYMPIA, Wash. —Legislation aimed at keeping youths who send sexually explicit texts from being charged and registered under adult sex offender laws has been sent to Gov. Jay Inslee. By Tom James. SENT: 510 words.

COLD CASE ARREST

EVERETT, Wash. — Police using DNA evidence say they have arrested a 77-year-old man in the 1972 killing of a young woman. Terrence Miller of Edmonds, Washington, was arrested Wednesday. Police say he fatally shot 20-year-old Judy Loomis and left her partially-clothed body in a heavily wooded area. SENT: 230 words.

ELECTION 2020-JAY INSLEE

Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee says his party should scrap any thoughts of impeaching President Donald Trump and instead focus on voting him out of office in 2020. The Washington governor offered his take during a CNN town hall Wednesday. By Bill Barrow. SENT: 530 words. AP Photos.

AMAZON-BEZOS LETTER

NEW YORK — Amazon’s Jeff Bezos challenged other retailers to raise wages and improve benefits for their employees, saying the competition will help everyone. Bezos covered a wide range of topics in his annual letter to shareholders Thursday that was released on Twitter and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. By Michelle Chapman and Anne D’Innocenzio. SENT: 430 words. AP Photos.

CHINA-BOEING

BEIJING— One of China’s three major state-owned airlines has joined carriers that are asking Boeing Co. for compensation after suspending use of its 737 Max jetliner following two fatal crashes. SENT: 350 words.

BOEING SAFETY

DALLAS — Boeing’s CEO says crews have made 96 flights to test a software update for its troubled 737 Max jet and will make more in coming weeks as the company attempts to convince regulators to let the plane fly again. By David Koenig. SENT: 430 words. With AP photos.

CARNIVAL CRUISE SHIPS-PROBATION

MIAMI — A federal judge has threatened to temporarily block Carnival Corp. from docking cruise ships at ports in the United States as punishment for a possible probation violation. SENT: 550 words. AP Photos.

DESTINED TO BURN-TREATING THE LANDSCAPE

CHICO, Calif. — With nearly 40 million people living in California and development spreading into once-wild regions, some of the state’s best tools toward preventing wildfires can’t be widely used. By Steve Schoonover. SENT: 530 words. With AP photos.

DESTINED TO BURN HOUSING STOCK

PARADISE, Calif. — The sky was turning orange and the embers were flying from the Camp Fire when Oney and Donna Carrell and Donna’s father sped away from their Paradise home. SENT: 3520 words.

SPORTS:

BBA--MARINERS-ROYALS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _Trailing by two runs and down to their last strike, the Seattle Mariners found a way to keep their winning streak alive. “Confidence is building,” manager Scott Servais said. SENT: 800 words. With AP photos.

IN BRIEF:

_CLEAN ENERGY: House OKs 100 percent clean energy in Washington by 2045.

_WASHINGTON HOMICIDE ARRESTS: Washington state couple accused of killing ex-boyfriend.

_LEGISLATOR MEDICAL EMERGENCY: Legislator chalks medical emergency up to pneumonia.

_FATAL SHOOTING-BOY IDENTIFIED: Coroner identifies boy, 14, fatally shot at city park.

_TODDLER SURVIVES FALL: Toddler survives six-story fall from apartment window.

_MURDER TRIAL-TESTER NEPHEW: Mistrial for man in killing of nephew of Montana senator.

_PULLMAN FLOODING: Weather Service says more rain coming to Palouse this week.

_BUSH MEDAL-BILL AND MELINDA GATES: George W. Bush to honor Bill and Melinda Gates in Dallas.

_HOUSEKEEPER PANIC BUTTONS: House passes panic button measure for isolated workers.

_HUNGER STRIKE-ORCAS: Washington state woman on hunger strike for killer whales.

_CORRECTIONS OVERTIME PAY: Judge: County wrong to take back $130K it overpaid jailers.

_DEAD FISHERMAN: Authorities identify fisherman found dead on beach.