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

May 16, 2018

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


SEATTLE - Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates saw an opportunity with a new federal education law that has widespread repercussions on American classrooms. An Associated Press analysis of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grants show the non-profit has given about $44 million to outside groups over the past two years to help shape the state education plans required under the 2015 law. Critics call it meddling by a foundation with vast wealth and resources. By Sally Ho. SENT: 1,200 words. AP Photos, graphic.



SEATTLE - Bartolo Colon makes his seventh start of the season as the Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners close out a brief two-game series on Wednesday afternoon. Colon has pitched at least seven innings in three of his past five starts. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: Game at 12:40 p.m. PT. 700 words.


—KURT COBAIN-DEATH SCENE: Photos of Kurt Cobain’s death scene will not be made public.

—KITSAP DEPUTIES SHOOTING: Kitsap County deputies wound man following police pursuit.

—POT STORE-LAWSUIT SETTLEMENT: Yakima County, pot retail shop reach settlement for closure.

—AMAZON-WHOLE FOODS-PRIME: Amazon to give Prime members extra discounts at Whole Foods.

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