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BC-Washington News Coverage, ADVISORY

February 21, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 12:55 p.m.

LONG-TERM CARE

OLYMPIA, Wash. _The House has approved a proposal for a new employee-funded program that would create a benefit to help offset long-term care costs. By Rachel La Corte. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

SUPREME COURT-CHILD CARE WORKER

SEATTLE — A woman who was disqualified from working in child care because of a decades-old conviction for purse-snatching may get another chance under a split ruling from Washington’s Supreme Court. By Gene Johnson. SENT: 170 words. Will be expanded.

SPORTS

BKC-T25-PEPPERDINE-GONZAGA

SPOKANE, Wash. _ No. 2 Gonzaga hosts Pepperdine on Thursday. By Nicholas K. Geranios. Upcoming: 600 words by 8 p.m. PST. Photos

BKC-UMKC-SEATTLE

UMKC plays Seattle at the Redhawk Center.

BKC-EASTERN WASHINGTON-SOUTHERN UTAH

Eastern Washington plays Southern Utah at America First Event Center.

VETERAN TEAMS

Buffalo’s coaches spent part of Tuesday morning’s walkthrough going over defensive assignments, making sure the players were prepared for that night’s game against Ohio. As the players moved to their various spots at the coaches’ direction, senior guard Dontay Caruthers began telling sophomore Dominic Johnson where to go and what to expect from the Bobcats. In his third season at Buffalo and a former MAC defensive player of the year, Caruthers was spot on with his instructions to Johnson, a walk-on from the football team. By John Marshall. SENT: 970 words.

IN BRIEF

_ELECTION 2020-HOWARD SCHULTZ-VOTING: Mulling presidential bid, Howard Schultz again fails to vote.

_DEATH THREATS-ARREST: Washington state man arrested after threats posted online.

_LUCRATIVE PLOWING: Idaho teen says he made $35k in 4 days plowing Seattle.

_AMAZON HQ: NY hopes to land future Amazon project despite failed deal.

_CONTAMINATED LOGS-PUGET SOUND: State agency seeks support for removing contaminated logs.

_BUS FIRE-OVERPASS DAMAGE: The Columbian Way overpass of Interstate 5 was damaged in a spectacular charter-bus fire.

_DUI-SALON CRASH: The entrance to a business in Everett was destroyed when a suspected drunk driver crashed into it.

_CITIZENS-POLICE AGREEMENT: A citizen-advisory panel accuses the city of Seattle of backtracking on federally mandated police reforms.