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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, WA

February 28, 2019

Good morning. Our news coverage plans Thursday. If you have questions or suggestions about the report, please call the Seattle bureau at 206-682-1812 or 1-800-552-7694.

WESTERN STORMS

GUERNEVILLE, Calif.— Floodwaters that turned two Northern California wine country communities into islands reachable only by boat began receding Thursday as a rain-engorged river finally peaked after swamping thousands of homes and businesses. By Haven Daley and Olga R. Rodriguez. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.

AMAZON-FAKE GOODS

Amazon, which has wrestled with counterfeit products on its site for years, has developed a fleet of tools that allow sellers to remove items from Amazon.com themselves and to prevent fake goods from making it to the site at all. SENT: 200 words. AP Photos.

OBIT-EDWARD NIXON

LOS ANGELES — Edward Nixon, the youngest brother of former President Richard Nixon who staunchly defended his sibling’s White House legacy, died Wednesday. He was 88. The Richard Nixon Foundation announced that Nixon died at a nursing facility in Bothell, Washington, a Seattle suburb. By Michael R. Blood. SENT: 400 words. AP Photos.

SPORTS

SOC--MLS-SEASON PREVIEW

Major League Soccer embarks this weekend on its 24th season with, appropriately enough, 24 teams. Commissioner Don Garber says MLS “is still a growth story.” By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 700 words and photos by 4 p.m. PT. With Eastern and Western Conference Capsules.

BKC--T25--GONZAGA-PACIFIC

STOCKTON, Calif. _ No. 1 Gonzaga visits Pacific. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. PST

BKC--T25-WASHINGTON-CALIFORNIA

BERKELEY, Calif. _ California seeks its first Pac-12 win when the Golden Bears host No. 25 Washington. By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. PST

BKC--WASHINGTON ST-STANFORD

STANFORD, Calif. _ Stanford hosts Washington State. By Rick Eymer. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m. PST

IN BRIEF:

_HOMELESS CAMP-OLYMPIA: Olympia plans to clear downtown homeless camp.

_FLIGHT DIVERTED: Alaska Airlines flight odor sickens passengers, crew.

_BRITISH AIRWAYS-BOEING: British Airways makes big order for Boeing jets.