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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

April 7, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 1:30 p.m.


OLYMPIA _ The Washington state Democratic Party announced Sunday it will use the state’s 2020 presidential primary to allocate delegates to candidates instead of the precinct caucuses it has used in previous years. The state party’s central committee voted 121-40 to start using a hybrid system that uses the state’s vote-by-mail system for a presidential primary to apportion delegates to candidates, and caucuses and conventions to select which delegates will represent the state at the national convention in Milwaukee. By Rachel La Corte. SENT: 410 words.


UNDATED_ In 2012, Michael Saffioti turned himself in on a misdemeanor. The charge was marijuana possession. The next day at the Snohomish County Jail in Everett, Washington, he was served oatmeal that contained milk. The 22-year-old with severe asthma and a dairy allergy went into anaphylaxis and died. In 2015, in Island County Jail on Washington’s Whidbey Island, 25-year-old Keaton Farris was found naked on the floor of his cell. He died malnourished and dehydrated after guards turned off the water to his cell because he had flooded it previously. By Conrad Wilson, Tony Schlick, Austin Jenkins and Sydney Brownstone. SENT: 2,415 words.


PORTLAND, Ore. _ Police in southern Oregon have found a body at the home of a missing man who was an original member of Disney’s “The Mickey Mouse Club.” SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words by 2:30 p.m.


_ NORTHWEST OREGON-FLOODING _ National Weather Service meteorologists say heavy rain could push northwest Oregon rivers and creeks into flood stage.

_ POWER POLE-CAR _ The CEO of Seattle City Light says more than two dozen power poles that collapsed near the Museum of Flight underwent a “full inspection” three years ago.

_ SEATTLE-TUNNEL _ Washington highway officials say the Seattle tunnel is carrying 5,300 cars during peak traffic hours, fewer than had been forecast.