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BC-Washington News Coverage

May 3, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 7:50 p.m.


SEATTLE — Washington faces a federal court order to fix under-roadway pipes that block migrating fish by 2030, but a budget passed by lawmakers puts the state at risk of missing the deadline and could delay salmon recovery even as the Pacific Northwest’s endangered orcas are starving. By Gene Johnson. SENT: 710 words. AP Photos.


SEATTLE — The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups are again going to court to challenge the Trump administration, this time over its policy to bar detained asylum seekers from asking a judge to grant them bond. By Lisa Baumann. SENT: 420 words.


YAKIMA, Wash. — The state auditor has found numerous violations of Washington law that have damaged the finances of the city of Wapato, especially in the case of a former elected mayor who created a high-paying position of city administrator and then was appointed to the job. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 460 words.


The grounding of Boeing 737 Max jets likely means that fare increases this summer will be larger than already expected and airlines will struggle to handle disruptions such as storms that shut down hub airports. By David Koenig. SENT: 800 words. AP Photos.

With BC-US--BOEING-HOUSE HEARING: House subcommittee to hold May 15 hearing on Boeing 737 Max.


BBO-MARJAMA SUSPENDED: Retired catcher Mike Marjama has been suspended for 80 games following a positive steroids test.


_NEAH BAY BOAT RESCUE: 10 people rescued from boat taking on water near Neah Bay.

_CRASH-BORDER CROSSING CLOSED: Deadly crash closes US-Canada border crossing at Blaine.

_CONVENIENCE STORE KILLING-KELSO: Man accused in Kelso clerk killing pleads not guilty.

_CONVENIENCE STORE KILLING: 1 dead, 1 arrested in killing of Puyallup store owner. With AP photos. With AP photos.

_WOMAN KILLED-SENTENCE: Man sentenced to life in prison for killing Washington woman.

_JUDGE ARREST-SEXUAL CONDUCT: Judge accused of courthouse rape, sex assault takes leave.

_TUNDRA SWANS-TOXIC WASTE: Tundra swans dying from toxic mining waste in northern Idaho.