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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage, WA

May 4, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 8:00 p.m.


SPOKANE, Wash. — Democrats in the state House of Representatives on Friday demanded that conservative Republican Rep. Matt Shea be reprimanded for far-right speech and activities. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 520 words. With AP photos.


Democratic presidential hopeful Jay Inslee, as part of his pledge to make combating climate change the top national priority, is calling for the nation’s entire electrical grid and all new vehicles and buildings to be carbon pollution free by 2030. By Bill Barrow. SENT: 830 words. AP Photos.


BOISE, Idaho — More California sea lions preying on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River below a hydroelectric project on the Oregon-Washington border are being killed under a revised policy, federal authorities said Friday. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 700 words. AP Photos.


WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration says more than a dozen safety inspectors at two key field offices did not complete a required formal training course, but that inspectors who reviewed the Boeing 737 Max jet were fully certified. SENT: 380 words.



SEATTLE — NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says Seattle remains in contention to host the 2021 draft despite arena construction delays. By Tim Booth. SENT: 280 words.


CLEVELAND _ Pinch-hitter Tyler Naquin’s two-out single in the ninth inning drove in the winning run and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Friday night. By Steve Herrick. SENT: 500 words. With AP photos.


RENTON, Wash. _ The Seattle Seahawks open rookie minicamp on Friday with the focus on first pick L.J. Collier and second-round selection D.K. Metcalf. By Tim Booth. SENT: 630 words. With AP photos.


GREEN WAY, Wis. - Offensive lineman Cole Madison is back with the Green Bay Packers, a year after he was a fifth-round draft pick. The former Washington State standout didn’t report to the team last year to deal with personal issues that were exacerbated by the suicide of Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski in January 2018. He says he is ready to go now. SENT: 750 words. AP Photos.


GREAT FALLS, Mont. — Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf returned to his Montana hometown and delivered a speech about dealing with mental health and substance abuse, a report said. In a speech titled, “Lying to Myself,” Leaf discussed his football career as a star at Washington State University, Heisman Trophy finalist and second-overall pick in the 1998 NFL draft by the San Diego Chargers. SENT: 350 words.


_CONVENIENCE STORE KILLING: Teen charged in killing of Puyallup convenience store owner. With AP photos.

_CHILD RAPE: Woman accused of raping child on team coached by her husband.

_TRUMP FAMILY-THREATS: Seattle-area man arrested in threats against Trump family.

_KING COUNTY-HOMELESSNESS: King County homeless count drops for first time since 2012.

_RADIATION EXPOSURE: 13 exposed to radiation at hazmat incident in Seattle.

_RYAN LEAF-HOMETOWN SPEECH: Former NFL player Ryan Leaf delivers speech in hometown.

_AMAZON-BERKSHIE HATHAWAY: Amazon.com shares boosted by Warren Buffett’s comments.

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