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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

May 9, 2019

Our news coverage plans for Washington. 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

Washington at noon

WOLVES-FEDERAL PROTECTION

SPOKANE, Wash. — Wolves should be removed from the federal endangered species list throughout Washington state, Washington Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind wrote in a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released this week. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 560 words. AP Photos.

FELON GUN RIGHTS

SEATTLE — The Washington State Supreme Court has overturned a lower court order that would have allowed a man convicted of juvenile felonies to get a concealed pistol license. By Tom James. DEVELOPING.

MENTAL HEALTH-WASHINGTON

SEATTLE - Gov. Jay Inslee signs bills concerning Washington’s mental health system. By Tom James. DEVELOPING.

FOSSIL FUEL PROJECTS-INSLEE

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is changing course on his support of two fossil-fuel projects in the state. Inslee said he cannot in good conscience support the Puget Sound Energy’s liquefied natural gas site under construction in Tacoma and a methanol production facility in Kalama. SENT: 500 words.

PORTLAND-ELECTRIC SCOOTERS

PORTLAND, Ore. - A nonprofit organization in Oregon is raising concerns about Portland’s electric scooter pilot program, which is now in its second phase. Disability Rights Oregon says the city now tells people who have run-ins with ubiquitous e-scooters to file complaints with the companies themselves, creating a lack of transparency and increasing the danger to the elderly and disabled. By Gillian Flaccus. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.

With:

_ELECTRIC SCOOTERS-SEATTLE: Seattle plans pilot program for sharable electric scooters.

SPORTS

BBA--MARINERS-YANKEES

NEW YORK _ Mike Leake starts for Seattle as the Mariners wrap up a series at Yankee Stadium on what’s been a rugged road trip so far and still includes a visit to Fenway Park. By Ben Walker. 600 words. Game starts 6:35 p.m.

IN BRIEF

_POLICE SHOOTING: Police: Officers shoot man with knife in Seattle apartment.

_DISNEY EXECUTIVE-SEX ABUSE: Former Disney VP convicted of sexually abusing girl.