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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

May 11, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 1 p.m.


EUEGENE, Ore. — Paddling amid the gentle swells lapping between the Ketchikan Peninsula and various islands on Alaska’s southern coast, native Aleuts hunted from long, bone- and driftwood-constructed kayaks. The boats cut through the water like a sleek barracuda, sliding on the stretched seal skin covering of its structure. They called the craft a baidarka. It was so important, the Aleut considered the canoe to be a living thing. Peter Marquardt of Eugene has been dreaming of sailing the Alaskan coast — in his own baidarka — since high school more than 30 years ago. An AP Member Exchange by Matthew Denis, The Register-Guard. SENT: 1390 words.


RICHLAND, Wash. — A central Washington congressman says a Trump administration plan to sell off the transmission system of the Bonneville Power Administration would lead to higher electricity bills. The Tri-City Herald reports that Rep. Dan Newhouse, a Republican, was one of three leaders on a bipartisan letter to the House Committee on the Budget opposing changes to the BPA system. The letter sent Wednesday was signed by 62 members of Congress. SENT: 300 words.



SEATTLE _ Both Houston and Seattle are chasing the LA teams in the MLS Western Conference. The Dynamo and Sounders clash on Saturday night. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 500 words.


BOSTON _ The Seattle Mariners play the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.


BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox have scored eight runs in the third inning against the Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park. It’s the second time in just over a week that they’ve had at least eight in an inning. Last Saturday, they scored nine — also in the third — against the Chicago White Sox in a 15-2 victory. SENT: 130 words. With AP Photos.


BOSTON — Seattle’s Félix Hernández became the 36th major league pitcher with 2,500 career strikeouts, getting it in the second inning Saturday against the Boston Red Sox. The 33-year-old right-hander fanned rookie Michael Chavis looking with a 92 mph fastball for the milestone. SENT: 85 words. With AP Photos.


Allie Long figured she’d earned her trip to the World Cup when she heard Jill Ellis’ voice on the line and the U.S. national team coach sounded upbeat. Long was considered on the bubble for the team that will seek to defend its title this summer in France, because of limited call-ups to exhibition games and some trouble with her knee. But then that call came. Long is among 23 players named to the team that is getting in its last three exhibition games this month before heading to Europe for the tournament, which opens June 7. Among those friendlies is a game Sunday in Santa Clara, California, against South Africa, which also made the World Cup field. By Anne M. Peterson. SENT: 760 words. With AP Photos.


_MISSING MAN-BODY FOUND: The body of a missing Sedro-Woolley man has been recovered from the Skagit River.

_FBI REWARD-MISSING GIRL: The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for help in the search for a missing 5-year-old girl.

_CRASHED INTO HOUSE: An SUV, allegedly taken by two juvenile girls, crashed into a Richland home shortly after the vehicle went missing.

_MICHIGAN MUSEUM-STAR TREK: An exhibition at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in suburban Detroit is offering a glimpse into the world of “Star Trek.”