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PASS IT ON: STARBUCKS CEO KEVIN JOHNSON
Starbucks serves 100 million customers each week in its 30,000 stores around the world. President and CEO Kevin Johnson wants the company to serve even more. The Seattle-based coffee chain is opening one store every 15 hours in China. In the U.S., Starbucks is introducing delivery, opening more drive-thrus and developing new menu items more quickly. It’s a tall order for the former tech executive, who joined Starbucks’ board in 2009 and became CEO in 2017. Johnson recently shared some of his management insights with The Associated Press. Questions and answers have been edited for length and clarity. By Dee-Ann Durbin. SENT: 510 words.
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INSIDER Q&A-STARBUCKS PRESIDENT AND CEO
Starbucks President and CEO Kevin Johnson wants his company to move faster. In China, Starbucks is opening a store every 15 hours as it tries to stay ahead of cheaper competitors. By Dee-Ann Durbin. SENT: 815 words.
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IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT-COLLATERAL DAMAGE
EUGENE, Ore. _ Three decades ago, Lori Ann Bourgeois was guarding fighter jets at an air base. After her discharge, she fell into drug addiction. She wound up living on the streets and was arrested for possession of methamphetamine. But on a recent day, the former Air Force Security Police member walked into a Veterans Treatment Court after completing a 90-day residential drug treatment program. Two dozen fellow vets sitting on the courtroom benches applauded. A judge handed Bourgeois a special coin marking the occasion, inscribed with the words “Change Attitude, Change Thinking, Change Behavior.” By Andrew Selsky. SENT: 1135 words.
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AP MEMBER EXHANGE
COLUMBIA RIVER TREATY
LEWISTON, Idaho _ The way dams and storage reservoirs on the Columbia River and its tributaries are managed could change dramatically in a short five years if negotiators from the United States and Canada don’t strike a deal. At issue is the Columbia River Treaty, a transboundary agreement that has governed flood risk management and hydropower production for more than five decades. An AP Member exchange by Eric Barker of The Lewiston Tribune. SENT: 2000 words, moved in advance for use Sunday, March 17 and thereafter. WITH AP Photos.
_ SEATTLE SHOOTING _ Seattle police are investigating a shooting in the city’s Pioneer Square neighborhood that left two people injured.
_ TRUMPETER SWAN RELEASED-POISONING _ A trumpeter swan treated for suspected lead poisoning has been released back to the wild.
_ BEND SCHOOLS-LEAKING ROOFS _ School district officials say repairs have been made to roofs at more than a dozen schools that were leaking after a record snowstorm.
_ CREDIT CARD SKIMMING _ Authorities say members of a large credit card skimming operation used tiny cameras to record victims using ATMs across the US West.