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

September 21, 2018

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

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-WASHINGTON

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Democrat Maria Cantwell has easily won re-election to the U.S. Senate from Washington state in previous years, but as she seeks her fourth-term this November she is facing her most recognizable opponent. Republican Susan Hutchison, who spent two decades as a Seattle TV news anchor before leading the state Republican party for five years, says people are looking for change. By Rachel La Corte. SENT: 750 words. With AP Photos.

IN BRIEF

—BODY FOUND: The King County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what they’re calling a “suspicious death” near Renton.

—HOV VIOLATIONS: The Washington State Patrol had a busy week catching carpool lane violators.

—INTERSTATE BRIDGE: Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek wants to sit down with Washington lawmakers before the end of the year.

—SOLDIER SHOOTS GIRLFRIEND: Prosecutors say a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier playing with his pistol shot and wounded his girlfriend in Lakewood.

—FATAL DISPUTE-SEATTLE: Seattle police say a man died after a dispute in downtown Seattle.

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