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AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

August 6, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 PRIMARY

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington voters will decide which candidates advance to the November ballot in 10 congressional races, a U.S. Senate seat and dozens of legislative contests in the state’s primary election. By Rachel La Corte. SENT: 500 words. AP Photo.

MUTILATED CATS

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Thurston County Animal Services says seven cats in Olympia have been mutilated since October. KCPQ-TV reports one was found Friday and another on Saturday. Officers went door-to-door this weekend in Olympia to look for surveillance video and to warn people about the killings. SENT: 135 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 10 a.m.

WASHINGTON WILDFIRES

SPOKANE, Wash. — Fire crews are hoping to make progress on several major fires burning in Washington state ahead of high temperatures expected to arrive midweek. One blaze in eastern Washington had burned about 7.3 square miles (19 square kilometers) by Sunday, and a lightning-sparked fire near Twisp, Washington, had burned about 12 square miles (31 square kilometers). DEVELOPING

SPORTS

BBA-MARINERS-RANGERS

ARLINGTON, Texas — Martin Perez, with an unexpected extra day of rest, pitches for the Rangers in the opener of a three-game series against the scuffling Seattle Mariners. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:05 p.m. CT.

FBN-SEAHAWKS-IFEDI

RENTON, Wash. — Germain Ifedi is supposed to be the Seattle Seahawks starting right tackle. The former first-round pick was also benched in Seattle’s scrimmage over the weekend because of his repeated inability to avoid penalties, raising the question if his starting spot is all that solid. UPCOMING: 500 words. By 4 p.m. PT.

BKL--STORM-LIBERTY

NEW YORK — Breanna Stewart and the Seattle Storm weren’t concerned when the New York Liberty made a run to take a lead early in the fourth quarter. They knew it was only a matter of time before they went on their own burst to put the game away. The Storm scored 15 straight points to turn a two-point deficit into a 13-point lead and never looked back in a 96-80 victory over the Liberty on Monday at a camp day game at Madison Square Garden. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 480 words. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF

—SODA TAX BAN-INITIATIVE: Voters to decide whether to bar local soda taxes.

—POLICE DOG-FRAUD CHARGE: Former deputy indicted on fraud charges involving non-profit.

—HIT-AND-RUN-MOTORCYCLE: A motorcyclist was hospitalized after being struck by a hit-and-run driver on state Route 512 in Puyallup.

—WRONG-WAY DRIVER-FATAL: A man is facing vehicular homicide charges after driving the wrong way on Highway 18 near Hobart.

—ATOMIC BOMB TEST-HISPANIC VILLAGE: The National Cancer Institute says its study into the cancer risks of residents living near the world’s first atomic bomb test will be published in 2019.

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