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AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

August 9, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

ENDANGERED ORCAS

SEATTLE — Whale experts are closely tracking the movement of an ailing young killer whale in Pacific Northwest waters so they can carry out a step-by-step emergency plan to save her. A team of biologists and rotating list of veterinarians have been waiting for the best opportunity to get out on the water and get close enough to the 3½-year-old orca J50. By Phuong Le. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m.

EPA PESTICIDES

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping the widely used pesticide chlorpyrifos (clor-PEER-i-fos) on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure can harm babies’ brains. By Michael Biesecker. SENT: 550 words. AP Photos.

WASHINGTON PRIMARY

OLYMPIA, Wash. —Democrats were still waiting on Thursday to see who the party’s candidate would be in an open U.S. House seat east of Seattle as late votes are counted following Tuesday’s primary election day. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.

SPORTS

FBN-COLTS-SEAHAWKS

SEATTLE — Andrew Luck is expected to see game action for the first time since the final week of the 2016 season when the Indianapolis Colts face the Seattle Seahawks in the preseason opener for both teams on Thursday night. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 700 words. Kickoff at 7 p.m. PT.

BKL-_STORM-MYSTICS

WASHINGTON — Elena Delle Donne scored 30 points, LaToya Sanders had 17 points and 10 rebounds and the Washington Mystics beat the league-leading Seattle Storm 100-77 on Thursday for their fifth straight victory.

IN BRIEF

—WASHINGTON WILDFIRES: Very hot temperatures feed fire danger.

—PUSHED OFF BRIDGE: Teen injured when pushed off Washington state bridge.

—INDEPENDENTS-DARK MONEY: A national group is spending $3 million to support and elect independents, but not everyone wants their help.

—CAR TROUBLE-SHOOTING: Two people were shot in the head after having car trouble along a Spanaway road.

—DUI HIT-AND-RUN: One man is dead and a suspected DUI driver is under arrest after a hit-and-run crash overnight in Bremerton.

—SEATTLE SODA TAX: Seattle has accumulated more than $10 million in the first six months of its tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.

—HANFORD-CONTAMINATED EQUIPMENT: Officials say equipment found with “low levels” of plutonium left the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and entered Richland by mistake.

—WSU-OUT OF ROOMS: WSU short of dorm rooms as it welcomes largest frosh class.

—KING COUNTY-WASTEWATER VIOLATIONS: Washington state has issued $118,500 in fines for King County after finding more than two dozen sewer-overflow violations.

—ATTORNEY’S OFFICE-DISQUALIFIED: Judge disqualifies prosecuting attorney’s office from case.

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