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BC-Washington News Coverage

February 12, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 12:00 p.m.

BILL GATES-PHILANTHROPY-CRITICISM

From their perch as the “unofficial deans” of big-ticket philanthropy, it’s business as usual for Bill and Melinda Gates amid questions about whether altruism by the wealthy is a force for good. By Sally Ho. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1 p.m. AP Photos.

WINTER WEATHER-NORTHWEST

SEATTLE — Tens of thousands of people were without power in Washington state and there were concerns about flooding in the western Washington and Oregon as snow turned to rain in many parts of the Pacific Northwest. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.

STATE BUDGET-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

ALBANY, N.Y. — The Cuomo administration’s top economic development official defended the deal to bring one of Amazon’s second headquarters to Queens, telling state lawmakers Tuesday that the project is “unprecedented” in New York state history in terms of jobs it could create and tax revenues it could generate. By Chris Carola. SENT: 500 words.

ALASKA EARTHQUAKE-LAB DAMAGE

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A state health lab was damaged in the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck south-central Alaska, delaying scientists’ ability to test for tuberculosis, botulism and other dangerous diseases. SENT: 300 words.

SPORTS

BBA--MARINERS

PEORIA, Ariz. _ Pitchers and catchers hold their first workout at Seattle Mariners spring training on Tuesday. Felix Hernandez will be a focus coming off the worst season of his career. UPCOMING: 500 words. By 4 p.m. MT.

IN BRIEF

_POLICE PURSUIT-SHOOTING: Sheriff’s department: Roy officer shoots 2 men after pursuit.

_BUS SHOOTING-CHARGES: Elderly man charged for fatal shooting aboard bus in Seattle.

_BRIDGEPORT BREWERY-CLOSURE: Oregon’s pioneering craft brewery closing amid sagging sales.

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