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BC-Washington News Coverage

February 9, 2019

Our news coverage plans for Washington today. 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

Washington at 4 p.m.

MEALES OUTBREAK-VACCINE EXEMPTIONS

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Amid a measles outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in the Pacific Northwest, Washington lawmakers heard testimony Friday on a bill that would remove parents’ ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption to opt their school-age children out of the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. By Rachel La Corte. SENT: 600 words. AP Photos.

WINTER STORM

SEATTLE - A winter storm pounded Washington state Friday, forcing the cancellation of 200 flights in Seattle as officials worked to get people off the streets and into shelters. By Lisa Baumann. SENT: 320 words. Will be updated. With AP Photos.

MENTAL HEALTH NETWORK

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A proposal for a statewide network of community mental health facilities advanced on a bipartisan vote Friday amid questions over whether they should be publicly operated. By Tom James. SENT: 540 words.

JEFF BEZOS-AMAZON IMPACT

NEW YORK — First it was a heart-wrenching tweet that he and his wife were getting a divorce after 25 years. Then a tabloid revealed that he’d been having an affair, releasing texts and photos of him and his mistress. By Joseph Pisani. SENT: 760 words. With AP photos.

GRAB AND GO SHOPPING

SAN FRANCISCO — Get ready to say good riddance to the checkout line. A year after Amazon opened its first cashier-less store, startups and retailers are racing to get similar technology in stores throughout the world, letting shoppers buy groceries without waiting in line. By Michael Liedtke and Joseph Pisani. SENT: 1,080 words. AP Photos.

INCAPACITATED WOMAN-SAFETY TECHNOLOGY

PHOENIX— Arizona is trying to catch up to 10 states with laws allowing electronic monitoring and other technology aimed at deterring abuse of vulnerable people at long-term care facilities, following the rape of an incapacitated Phoenix woman who later gave birth. By Terry Tang. SENT: 940 words. AP Photos.

SPORTS

IN BRIEF:

_FATAL FIRE-OLYMPIA: 2 found dead in house fire north of Olympia.

_INSLEE-PREMIER VISIT: Canadian leader appears with Washington governor. With AP photos.

_SEA LION SHOOTINGS-REWARD: Sea lion shootings surge, prompting $20K reward for tipsters.

_NAKED BODY-RIVER: Man who died after being found naked near river identified.

_SEATTLE-HYPOTHERMIA DEATH: Man dies of exposure at Seattle light-rail station.