AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA
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BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Relatives of a man whose body was used by the Bellingham Fire Department for intubation practice have filed claims against the city totaling more than $15 million, a newspaper reported. Eleven fire department employees — including two office workers — acknowledged practicing inserting and removing breathing tubes on the body of Bradley Ginn Sr. while waiting for it to be transported to a funeral home on July 31, The Bellingham Herald reported. SENT: 330 words.
RISING STAR PROSECUTOR
NEWPORT, Wash. — A ball of contradictions is the way the 42-year-old Pend Oreille County prosecuting attorney describes herself; a black woman in a traditionally white-male profession living in a rural, conservative county. She just ran unopposed as a Republican for a second term in the predominantly white community she grew up in. Dolly Hunt is good at what she does, a rising star in the Washington criminal justice system according to her peers around the state. An AP Member Exchange by Fred Willenbrock, the Spokesman-Review. Sent: 1,700 words.
DENVER — The progress is slow, marked by good days and bad ones. But Timmy Brodigan is making incredible strides 11 months after he nearly died in a train derailment. On December 18th 2017, the Northwest froze. Amtrak 501 derailed en route from Seattle to Portland. Three people died and dozens more were injured. In the wreckage, first responders found a 16-year-old boy upside down and barely breathing. Timmy Brodigan had a broken neck and several other injuries. At that point, it wasn’t clear if Timmy would live or not. But he improved day after day. An AP Member Exchange by Gabe Cohen, KOMO-TV. SENT: 400 words.
RENAISSANCE TOWN PROPOSED
CATHLAMET, Wash. — In the next few years, visitors to a valley of dairies and ranches just north of here could be asked to keep their cellphones out of sight and ditch their 21st-century clothes for something a little more medieval. California natives J.D. Honore and Shira Rauh plan to turn 40 acres in the Elochoman Valley into the “Town of Taylor” — a living history museum, set in 16th-century Europe. Though it could be 20 years before their vision is complete, the couple already knows its major elements, including a two-story inn and a completely closed ecosystem for farming. Merchants, farmers and craftspeople would sell their wares at a year-round Renaissance fair. An AP Member Exchange by Chloe Skaar, The Daily News. SENT: 1,000 words.
NEW DELHI — Police said they have mapped the area of a remote Indian island where tribespeople were seen burying the body of an American adventurer and Christian missionary after allegedly killing him with arrows this month. But before they can even attempt to recover the body of 26-year-old John Allen Chau, authorities have to learn from experts “the nuances of the group’s conduct and behavior, particularly in this kind of violent behavior,” said Dependra Pathak, the director-general of police of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, where North Sentinel Island is located. By Ashok Sharma. SENT: 950 words. With AP Photos.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Panthers have won 10 straight at home and look to keep that streak alive when they host Russell Wilson and the Seahawks. Wilson is 5-2 against Cam Newton and the Panthers. By Steve Reed. UPCOMING. 700 words, photos. Game starts at 10 a.m.
Longwood plays Seattle at the Redhawk Center.
—SOLDIER KILLED-AFGHANISTAN: U.S. Department of Defense officials say a 25-year-old soldier from Leavenworth, Washington, was killed during combat operations in Afghanistan.
—NEW FAST FERRY-SEATTLE: After a year of promising that fast ferry service between Kingston and Seattle would begin in 2018, Kitsap Transit has delivered.
—FATAL CRASH: A 21-year-old woman was killed and three others injured in a crash involving four vehicles on Interstate 5 near SeaTac, Washington.
—COLUMBIA GORGE TRAILS: Seven trails in Oregon’s Columbia Gorge have been reopened for the first time since a massive 2017 wildfire.
—CONDUCTORS LAWSUIT: Two rail conductors who formerly worked for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad are suing the train company in Idaho state court.
—D.B. COOPER CONFERENCE: Mystery lovers and others gathered this weekend to discuss a common obsession — the infamous hijacker known as D.B. Cooper.