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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

February 18, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 1 a.m.


OLYMPIA, Wash. _ A plan from Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee is bringing the national health care debate to Washington state. Billed as a plan to fill in gaps in existing coverage, the proposal would broaden state subsidies for private insurance and create a state-contracted insurance option. But a public hearing for the plan Monday at the state Legislature brought both concerns over costs and criticisms that it doesn’t go far enough, mirroring the national debate over proposals including universal Medicare. By Tom James. SENT: 500 words.


BOISE, Idaho — Legislation to keep operating a state board that pays a federal agency to kill wolves that attack livestock and elk is on its way to Gov. Brad Little after a House vote Monday. The House voted 51-19 to repeal a section of Idaho law that would end the five-year-run of the Idaho Wolf Depredation Control Board in the summer of 2020. The legislation requested by the board already passed the Senate. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 550 words.


NEW YORK — Amazon, which ships millions of packages a year to shopper’s doorsteps, says it wants to be greener. The online retail giant announced plans Monday to make half of all its shipments carbon neutral by 2030. To reach that goal, the online retail giant says it will use more renewable energy like solar power; have more packages delivered in electric vans; and push suppliers to remake their packaging. By Joseph Pisani. SENT: 180 words.



CHENEY, Wash. _ Idaho plays Eastern Washington at Reese Court.


RALEIGH, N.C. _ Duke has reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25 college basketball poll. The Blue Devils earned 58 of 64 first-place votes in Monday’s poll to earn a third stint at the top this season. Gonzaga was second, followed by Virginia and Kentucky. Tennessee fell from No. 1 to fifth after losing at Kentucky. No new teams joined the Top 25 for the first time this season. By Aaron Beard. SENT: 620 words. With AP Photos.


_MEASLES OUTBREAK: Clark County Public Health has not identified any new measles cases or new exposure locations in its ongoing outbreak investigation.

_EVERETT DEADLY SHOOTING: Police say a man was shot and killed outside a fast-food restaurant in northwest Washington state.

_FEED STORE FIRE: Crews battled a fire that destroyed a feed store in downtown Bellingham, Washington.

_XGR-COLLEGE AID PROGRAM-FUNDING: Washington state’s largest college aid program would get more money and a new name under a proposal heard in a key budget committee.

_WRONG-WAY DRIVER-FATAL: A wrong-way driver was killed after crashing into a U.S. Postal Service truck on state Route 520 in Redmond, Washington.

_FATAL HIT-AND-RUN: A 24-year-old man has died a day after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver while walking across the street in Marysville.

_POLICE PURSUIT-SHOOTING: Officials say the police officer who shot two men during a pursuit in western Washington state was struck by their vehicle.

_MEASLES OUTBREAK: Clark County Public Health has identified two new measles cases and two new exposure locations in its ongoing outbreak investigation.

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