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AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

September 19, 2018

Our news coverage plans. 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 p.m.

WASHINGTON NUCLEAR SITE

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. government will pay $925,000 and improve worker safety to settle a lawsuit over employee exposure to chemical vapors at the nation’s most polluted nuclear weapons production site. By Phuong Le. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.

ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-WASHINGTON-DEBATE

SPOKANE, Wash. - Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the top ranking female GOP member in the House, appears at a candidate forum with her Democratic rival, former state Sen. Lisa Brown. By Nicholas K. Geranios. DEVELOPING from 6 p.m. event. AP Photos.

With:

ELECTION 20189-TRADE-TARIFFS

SPANGEL, Wash. - Some Democratic candidates are determined not to let Republican members of Congress distance themselves from the president’s trade policies. Their efforts play into voter concerns that Congress should be more of a check on President Donald Trump. Republicans hope that a strong economy carries them to victory in the November midterm elections. By Kevin Freking and Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 1,100 words. AP Photos.

DEATH AND DISAPPEARANCE-NATIVE AMERICANS

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. Justice Department will double the funding it gives tribes for public safety programs and crime victims as it tries to tackle the high rates of violence against Native American women, a top official said. By Mary Hudetz. SENT: 750 words. AP Photos.

AMAZON-EU ANTRITRUST

BRUSSELS — European authorities said Wednesday they have opened a preliminary antitrust investigation into Amazon over the e-commerce giant’s treatment of smaller merchants on its website. SENT: 280 words. AP Photos.

SPORTS

BBA--MARINERS-ASTROS

HOUSTON: Seattle plays Houston. 5:10 p.m. PDT game start. AP Photos.

BKL--US ROSTER

TENERIFE, Spain — Fresh off winning a third WNBA title, Sue Bird will try to help the U.S. win a third straight FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup. Bird is on the American squad for a record fifth time and can get an unprecedented fourth gold medal. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 525 words. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF

—SPOKANE-SUSTAINABLE ENERGY ORDINANCE: Council overturns veto of Spokane sustainable energy measure.

—STANLEY BANK ROBBBERY: Seattle man to be sentenced for robbing North Dakota bank.

—FATAL POLICE SHOOTING: Officers in Washington state fatally shoot man with knife.

—AVISTA-HYRDO ONE MERGER: Idaho regulators set new timeline for Avista-Hydro One deal.

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