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

May 23, 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.

WASHINGTON-HEMP PLANTING

Washington state farmers have committed to plant significantly more hemp than they did in the previous two years, officials said. Farmers plan to plant more than 9 square miles (or 23 square kilometers) of hemp this year. SENT: 22

ENDANGERD WOLVES -ILLEGAL KILLING

RALEIGH, N.C. — Illegal killings and longstanding political resistance have undercut the return of two species of endangered wolves to the wild, frustrating government efforts that already cost more than $80 million but have failed to meet recovery targets. By Jonathan Drew, Susan Montoya Bryan and Matthew Brown. SENT: 1,150 words. AP Photos.

SPORTS:

WNBA SEASON PREVIEW

NEW YORK — It’s been a busy offseason for the WNBA with big names changing places, a new commissioner and a few injuries to some of the sport’s greatest players. The league will tip off its 23rd season on Friday with many teams hoping to win the championship this year. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 750 words. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

_SLAIN OFFICER LAWSUIT: Daughters of slain officer to sue Tacoma police over death.

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