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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

May 14, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 4:05 p.m.

MOSES LAKE-SILICON PLANT

MOSES LAKE, Wash.— A factory that produces polysilicon for use in the manufacture of solar panels is shutting down because of the nation’s on-going trade dispute with China, the company said. SENT: 370 words.

OREGON-VACCINE EXEMPTIONS

SALEM, Ore. — Critics blasted a decision by Oregon lawmakers that killed a bill aimed at getting more children vaccinated for measles and other preventable diseases in order pass a tax on large businesses, saying it jeopardized public health. By Sarah Zimmerman. SENT: 690 words. AP Photos.

ALASKA-FLOATPLANES CRASH

ANCHORAGE, Alaska —Dive teams plunged into the icy cold waters of a southeast Alaska inlet Tuesday, searching an area the size of 24 football fields for two cruise ship passengers missing after two sightseeing planes collided. By Rachel D’Oro and Mark Thiessen. SENT: 700 words. AP Photos.

TRIBES INTERNET ACCESS

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — In a remote, roadless Arizona canyon that is home to a small Native American tribe, there’s a natural skepticism toward the internet. By Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 750 words. With AP photos.

FAA CHIEF NOMINEE

Stephen Dickson flew five different jetliners during a 27-year career at Delta Air Lines that was capped by running the company’s daily operations. By Tom Krisher and David Koenig. SENT: 110 words. Will be expanded.

SPORTS

BBA--ATHLETICS-MARINERS

SEATTLE _ The Seattle Mariners look to win consecutive games for the first time since late April when they face the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night. UPCOMING: Game at 7:10 p.m. PT. 700 words.

IN BRIEF

_DEATH AND DISAPPEARANCE-CONGRESS: US lawmakers call for DOJ review of Indian Country probes.

_RIDESHARE SHOOTING SEATTLE: Police: Man arrested after rideshare driver shot in Seattle.

_DISABLED TEEN NEGLECT: Washington caregiver accused in death of disabled teen.

_MINE TRUCK DRIVER-DEATH: Ore-hauling trucker dead after crash at gold mine in Nevada. Trucker was employee of contractor N.A. Degerstrom, based in Washington state.

_POSTAL WORKER-THEFT: Ex-postal worker sentenced for stealing electronics packages.

_CHILD ASSAULT CHARGES: Washington state man accused of beating, waterboarding child.

_CARSON RESORT-SEX HARASSMENT SUIT: Columbia River Gorge resorts sued for sexual harassment