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AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

October 3, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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AMAZON-WAGES-RIPPLE EFFECTS

WASHINGTON — Amazon’s announcement Tuesday that it will raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour will intensify pressure on other companies to lift their pay levels as well. Among the most likely to do so: Amazon’s rival retailers and warehouse operators, many of which are facing the prospect of staff shortages as they ramp up for the holiday shopping season. By Christopher Rugaber. SENT: 890 words. AP Photos.

THREE KILLED-CHARGES DISMISSED

PHOENIX - Whether a man already sentenced to prison for attacking police officers in a Phoenix suburb will eventually stand trial in the killings of three Washington state residents in rural western Arizona is uncertain after a judge dismissed charges in the triple homicide case while chastising prosecutors for being unprepared for trial. DEVELOPING.

SPORTS:

FBN--SEAHAWKS-RUNNING

RENTON, Wash. — In consecutive weeks, the Seattle Seahawks produced 100-yard rushers. The novelty was it being two different backs, neither of which was rookie first-round pick Rashaad Penny. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 600

ALSO:

—CARBON FEE-WASHINGTON: Bloomberg pledges $1M to Washington state’s carbon measure.

—NAVY BASE-SEX CRIMES: 4 Navy sailors accused of sex with underage girl, child porn.

—SOUND TRANSIT-CRACKS: Cracks on tracks force light rail trains to slow by Seattle.

—GRANDPARENT SCAM: Washington state couple sends $27K in cash in jail scam.

—EDCUATOR-SEX: Former school official sentenced for attempted child sex..

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