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AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

June 14, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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Washington at 1 p.m.

MICROSOFT-AUTOMATED CHECKOUT

Microsoft is working on automated checkout technology that could help retailers compete with Amazon’s new cashier-less stores. One firm building automated checkout systems, Ava Retail, said Thursday it is working with Microsoft on the technology for physical stores. Both companies have headquarters in Redmond, Washington. By Matt O’Brien. SENT: 250 words. AP Photos.

AMAZON-TRUCKS

NEW YORK - Amazon, which sells just about anything online, also hawks discounted beef and seafood from the back of trucks. The Treasure Truck, as it is called, is a way for Amazon to connect with shoppers in person, expand its physical presence and help promote itself. Truck sales are a tiny piece of the giant online retailer’s business. But one analyst says the value to Amazon may be in the app downloads the trucks generate, their ability to test what products are hot sellers, and the buzz they create. BY Joseph Pisani. SENT: 800 words. AP Photos.

SPORTS

BBA--RED SOX-MARINERS

SEATTLE — A huge weekend series between two of the best teams in the American League gets underway Thursday night as the Seattle Mariners host the Boston Red Sox. The opener features David Price for Boston, while Felix Hernandez gets the start for Seattle. UPCOMING: Game at 7:10 p.m. PT. 700 words.

CWS--MISSISSIPPI ST-UNLIKLEY SUCCESS

The opening weekend of Mississippi State’s baseball season couldn’t have been much more demoralizing. The proud program lost three straight games, lost its head coach and had multiple excuses to totally fall apart. By David Brandt. SENT: 710 words. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF

—RADIOACTIVE WASTE: Some of the ‘most hazardous material’ is on the move.

—WAPATO SHOOTING-SENTENCE: Washington state woman sentenced for deadly 2016 shooting.

—DAM WORKER-DEATH: Utility worker dies in accident at central Washington dam.

—POWER PLANT-FINE: TransAlta coal plant in Washington state fined $331K.

—INMATE LAWSUIT: Inmate sues Department of Corrections over medical care.

—TRIBES-SALES LAWSUIT: Millions of tax revenue at stake in Tulalip tribal lawsuit.

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