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AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

July 31, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TRUMP-3D GUNS

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday he is consulting with the National Rifle Association over whether it makes sense for a Texas company to publish downloadable blueprints for a 3D-printed gun. Trump spoke after eight states - including Washington - filed suit against the administration, contending the hard-to-trace plastic weapons are a boon to terrorists and criminals and threaten public safety. SENT: 475 words. AP Photos.

HANFORD REACTORS

SPOKANE, Wash. — Authorities say the land where the federal government created some of the plutonium for nuclear weapons will be so cleaned of radiation and other pollution that it could be used for homes in the future. By Nicholas K. Geranios. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.

SPORTS

BBA--ASTROS-MARINERS

SEATTLE — The Houston Astros send Charlie Morton to the mound on Tuesday night against the Seattle Mariners looking to snap Houston’s five-game losing streak. The Mariners have pulled back within three games of the Astros in the AL West. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: Game at 7:10 p.m. PT. 700 words.

HKN--SEATTLE ARENA

SEATTLE — Developers of the proposed renovation of Seattle’s KeyArena give an update on the project Tuesday after news last week the project had increased to $700 million. The update includes the announcement of the contractor and unveiling new renderings. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 500 words. Developing from 11 a.m. PT availability.

BKL--AROUND THE WNBA

NEW YORK — With the WNBA All-Star break in the rearview mirror teams are ready for the sprint to the of the regular season. All 12 teams will play eight or nine games over the next few weeks setting the stage for what should be of the most exciting final few weeks of the regular season in league history. There are only four losses separating second place Atlanta and ninth-place Las Vegas. By Doug Feinberg. SENT:

IN BRIEF

—LOST-STOLEN GUNS-EVERETT: Everett residents face fine if stolen guns not reported.

—BOY’S DEATH: Mother accused of killing son to be sent to state hospital.

—MOM KILLED-SON ARRESTED: Woman’s body found near Bellingham park, son arrested.

—HUNTHAUSEN-FUNERAL: Funeral set for former Seattle Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen.

—SEXUAL ASSAULT-NATIVE AMERICAN ACTIVIST: Activist denies rape accusations in New Mexico court filing.

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