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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

May 8, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 4:20 p.m.


SEATTLE _Gov. Jay Inslee has signed several bills designed to help the Pacific Northwest’s endangered orcas. By Gene Johnson. SENT: 130 words. Will be expanded. AP Photos.


PORTLAND, Ore. - In Oregon, a 10-2 jury vote is enough for a verdict, but the state’s outlier days may be numbered because of moves in the statehouse and the U.S. Supreme Court. Several state lawmakers are sponsoring a ballot measure to eliminate an amendment to the state constitution that allows nonunanimous verdicts. By Andrew Selsky. SENT: 1,200 words. With AP photos.


ROME — Amanda Knox is returning to Italy for the first time since she was convicted and imprisoned, but ultimately acquitted, in the murder and sexual assault of her British roommate in the hilltop university town of Perugia. SENT: 270 words. AP Photos.


BOSTON — Kurt Lang, an expert on Nazi Germany and a sociologist who with his wife, Gladys, wrote several books about the influence of television on politics and public opinion, has died. He was 95. SENT: 390 words. With AP photos.



NEW YORK _ Gary Sanchez and the New York Yankees face Yusei Kikuchi and the Seattle Mariners in the third game of a four-game series. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 6:35 p.m.

BKC--WASHINGTON STATE JAMES: Washington State adds graduate transfer Deion James.


_DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME-WASHINGTON: Washington governor approves step toward daylight saving.

_NON-COMPETE CONTRACTS: Non-compete limits, modified by Amazon, signed into law.

_FATAL CRASH-TOPPENISH: 4 killed, 3 injured in central Washington crash.

_PRESCHOOL TEACHER-SEX ABUSE: Ex-preschool teacher gets prison for sexually abusing child.

_BORDER ARRESTS: 3 Mexican citizens arrested on freight train near border.

_STEPFATHER KILLED-CHARGES: Auburn man charged with murder in stepfather’s death.

_SHOTS FIRED: Charges against man police say fired at people from SUV.