AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA
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IMMIGRATION FAMILIES-WASHINGTON STATE
SEATAC, Wash. — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and a roster of fellow Democratic politicians on Saturday decried the federal government’s decision to separate young children of asylum seekers taken into custody at the U.S.-Mexico border from their parents indefinitely. By Sally Ho. SENT: 620 words with AP Photos.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Viral cellphone videos of bloody fist fights and skirmishes between members of right-wing groups and self-described anti-fascist counter-protesters have focused national attention on this Pacific Northwest city more known for its liberal vibe, but the violence that erupted on a recent weekend is not new. Tensions have been simmering between a group called Patriot Prayer and the so-called “antifa” protestors for more than a year after a Patriot Prayer sympathizer fatally stabbed two commuters on a light-rail train when they tried to defend two young black women from his racist rants. A pro-Trump rally organized after the stabbings sparked similar violence in the city’s streets and led to a federal lawsuit against the Portland Police Bureau for how it handled the chaos. By Gillian Flaccus. UPCOMING: 700 words, AP Photos. Seeking user generated video.
BLENDING SPIRITUAL TRADITIONS
VANCOUVER, Wash. - The Rev. Joe Scheeler thinks Christian and Native American spiritual journeys aren’t so different from one another, nor are they incompatible. God. The creator. Hymnals. Native songs with drums and flutes. Holy communion. Sacred pipe ceremonies. Confession. Sweat lodges. Scheeler, 67, is the vicar at All Saints Episcopal Church, a west Hazel Dell church that blends Christian and Native American traditions in its services. Scheeler belongs to the Lenape tribe. His family’s “ancestral stew” also inlucdes Ojibwe, Cree, Northern Cheyenne and Assiniboine tribes, in addition to being Irish, French and German. All Saints has families that are Mohawk, Yakama and Nez Pearce. An AP member Exchange by Patty Hastings, The Columbian. 1,080 words. Moving Saturday.
YAKIMA, Wash. - From the slopes of Mount Adams and across much of the West, there’s growing concern that social media may be playing a role in the increasing number of mountaineering accidents. While hard data is lacking, experts point to anecdotal evidence suggesting that social media is prompting more people to head into rugged backcountry where accidents appear to be growing. In the past decade, Mount Adams has seen a 33 percent increase in annual visits, said Justin Ewer, a wilderness manager and recreation planner with the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. An AP Member Exchange by Kaitlin Bain, Yakima-Herald Republic. SENT: 910 words. Moving Saturday.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Blake Snell lacked the sharpness he had in his previous start, but this time the Tampa Bay ace got the win over an opponent he idolized as a teenager. By Mark Didtler. SENT: 730 words with AP Photos.