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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, WA

May 1, 2019

Good morning. Our news coverage plans Thursday. If you have questions or suggestions about the report, please call the Seattle bureau at 206-682-1812 or 1-800-552-7694.


AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine has become the first state to ban single-use food and drink containers made from polystyrene foam, commonly known as Styrofoam. Oregon, Vermont and Connecticut are also considering banning such food containers statewide, and dozens of communities from Berkeley, California, to Seattle to Minneapolis to New York City have already passed their own bans, some of which date back to the late 1980s. By Marina Villenevue. SENT: 500 words. AP Photo.



SEATTLE _ Marco Gonzales looks to become the first six-game winner in baseball as the Seattle Mariners face the surging Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. The Cubs have won 10 of 13. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: Game at 3:40 p.m. PT. 700 words.


_MAY DAY-NORTHWEST: May Day marches on tap in Northwest.

_HEALTH LAW-SETTLEMENT: Hospitals required to pay debt relief as part of settlement.

_CRASH INVESTIGATION: NTSB probes crash of plane in southwest Washington.

_COLORADO-AMAZON: Amazon to open delivery center at Colorado Springs airport.

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