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BC-Washington News Coverage,ADVISORY

May 14, 2014

Washington state at 1:00 a.m.

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SEATTLE — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray wants voters to approve both tax and fee increases to pay to keep buses running in the city and to and from the suburbs. Murray on Tuesday announced a proposed $60 car registration fee increase and a 0.1 percent sales tax increase to buy bus service back from King County Metro. Metro has said bus service will be cut this fall because the state Legislature did not find more money for transit and King County voters defeated a tax increase. SENT: 410 words.


SEATTLE — Someone released an estimated 25,000 juvenile steelhead during a break-in at a fish hatchery east of Seattle — and some are wondering if a disgruntled angler might be to blame. Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife recently announced that it would not release hatchery steelhead into any Puget Sound rivers but one this spring, after a conservation group sued over the hatchery program. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5:15 p.m.


SEATAC — A jet bridge dropped several feet Tuesday as passengers were exiting a Southwest Airlines flight at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, but no one was injured, officials said. The end of the walkway, where it was attached to the plane, fell 6 to 8 feet. Some passengers were on the bridge at the time, but it was unclear how many, said airport spokesman Perry Cooper. SENT: 250 words.

AP Photo WATW101.


SPOKANE — The preliminary results of what caused a big crack in Wanapum Dam point to a mathematical error during design of the structure more than 50 years ago. That’s according to the Grant County Public Utility District on Tuesday. SENT: 125 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5:30 p.m.


BEVERLY — Efforts to drive fish around the Priest Rapids and Wanapum dams on the Columbia River have been suspended after a study found dam modifications for migrating adult salmon were working. The Grant County Public Utility District started trapping and hauling fish in April, as the first of 20,000 spring chinook salmon arrived in the Vantage area. SENT: 510 words.


WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is presenting the Medal of Honor to former Army Sgt. Kyle White for heroism during an ambush in Afghanistan in 2007. White, a 27-year-old Seattle native now living in Charlotte, N.C., saved a comrade’s life and helped ensure that other wounded survivors of the attack were evacuated. SENT: 500 words. AP Photo WX102.


CODY, Wyo. — Two elderly brothers aboard a single-engine plane found crashed on a mountain in northwest Wyoming are presumed dead, authorities said Tuesday. The Park County Sheriff Office says the determination was made after viewing the crash site from the air. The danger of avalanche made it too risky to put people on the rugged, snowy mountain just outside Yellowstone National Park. SENT: 380 words.


WALLACE, Idaho — In many parts of the country, abandoned train tracks have been repurposed into multi-use exercise trails. The best of them — a little more than two dozen routes in all — are in the Rail-to-Trails Conservancy Hall of Fame, and several of those are located in the Northwest region of the United States, in Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. By Carey J. Williams. SENT: 730 words. AP Photos NYET216, NYET214, NYET213, NYET215, NYET217, NYET212.


JUNEAU, Alaska — North America’s largest shorebird made an appearance this month in southeast Alaska, hundreds of miles north of its usual northern breeding area. Martina Kallenberger and her husband, Doug Sanvik, spotted and photographed a long-billed curlew May 3 at the Boy Scout camp north of Alaska’s capital. SENT: 275 words.



SNOHOMISH — He isn’t old enough to drive, but a Snohomish entrepreneur already is gaining national attention for his inventions. Suman Mulumudi, 15, showed off the digital stethoscope he invented on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” last Thursday. AP Member Exchange by Amy Nile, The Daily Herald. SENT: 560 words. AP Photo WAEVE101.


LONGVIEW — Sunday was the mother of all climbing days at Mount St. Helens. A record number of permits — 971 — were sold to climb the southwest Washington volcano that day. In honor of Mother’s Day, many of the climbers wore skirts or dresses. AP Member Exchange by Andre Stepankowsky, The Daily News. SENT: 270 words.


YAKIMA — Nestled along the edges of the Columbia River on the southern fringes of Benton County are several islands where state wildlife biologists occasionally hike to survey the nests of migratory geese. The islands also often have small populations of deer, some that swim out only during the fawning season and others that stay to enjoy the safe haven from predators. AP Member Exchange by Scott Sandsberry, Yakima Herald-Republic. SENT: 890 words.


DENTON, Texas — A small drone built at the University of North Texas could eventually be the key to improved communications at a major disaster. Two UNT professors, Yan Wan and Shengli Fu, planned to join the other researchers in the project for a demonstration Tuesday at the University of Washington in Seattle. AP Member Exchange by Jenna Duncan, Denton Record-Chronicle. SENT: 480 words.



SEATTLE — David Price gave up one run in his second complete game this season, and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied in the ninth inning against Seattle closer Fernando Rodney to beat the Mariners 2-1 on Tuesday night. Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma shut out the Rays for eight innings, allowing four hits, before giving way to Rodney. David DeJesus led off the ninth with a home run to tie the game, and Rodney (1-2) gave up a go-ahead RBI single to Matt Joyce five batters later. SENT: 505 words sent.

AP Photos WAET111, WAET109, WAET104, WAET102, WAET103, WAET101.

— NHL-SEATTLE — Bettman visits Seattle regarding arena status.


— HUMAN SMUGGLING-DEPORTATION — Korean man deported for human smuggling.

— PAROLE OPPOSED — Inslee blocks release of man who attacked officer.

— LEGALIZING MARIJUANA-BELLEVUE — Bellevue approves sale of legal marijuana.

— CHARTER BUS CRASH — 11 injured in charter bus crash on Seattle highway.

— TUKWILA FATALITY — Driver killed in high-speed rollover in Tukwila.

— FATAL LONGVIEW CRASH — 2 men, both 20, killed in collision in Longview.

— SEATTLE JETWAY COLLAPSE — Seattle airport jetway drops as people exit flight.

— OLYMPIC PARK CABIN THREATENED — Olympic Park cabin on most endangered list. AP Photo planned.

— MUSEUM WEEK NORTHWEST — 56 Puget Sound museums celebrate Museum Week.

— MISSING SEQUIM WOMAN — Police task force looking for missing Sequim woman.

— FEDERAL WAY SHOOTING — Man shot to death at Federal Way apartment complex.

— SPOKANE FOOD TRUCKS — Spokane council moves to regulate food trucks.

— DEATH IN CUSTODY — Man dies after arrest by Taser in University Place.

— SPOKANE RIVER BODY — Man’s body found in Spokane River.

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