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AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

October 1, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION-BUDGET

EVERETT, Wash. — Complicated campaign-finance investigations against initiative promoter Tim Eyman and others are straining the budget of Washington’s Public Disclosure Commission. The Daily Herald of Everett reports that the commission is asking the governor and lawmakers for $889,000 in the 2019 supplemental budget to help pay legal bills from the Attorney General’s Office. SENT: 290 words.

BLM-ECONOMIC DRIVER

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — A new study from several wildlife-related groups has found that recreation on Bureau of Land Management land contributes billions of dollars to western states’ economies. SENT: 200 words.

SPORTS:

BBA--MARINERS WRAPUP

SEATTLE — In most years 89 wins would have landed the Seattle Mariners in the postseason and ended the longest playoff drought in baseball. Not in 2018 when the Mariners second-half fade only added to the franchise frustration. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 700 words. By 5 p.m. PT

FBC--T25-WASHINGTON-THE PROTECTION

SEATTLE — The past two weeks have shown just how important the protection is for Washington QB Jake Browning and how much the offensive line for the 10th-ranked Huskies has improved since the season opener against Auburn. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 550 words. By 3 p.m. PT.

HKN--SEATTLE

T.J. Oshie can’t wait for his family to not need a trip to Vancouver to see him play close to home. Tom Bissett, the only Seattle-born player to make the NHL, says seeing a game in his hometown would be a bucket-list event. As the prospective owners of a Seattle expansion team present their case to the board of governors’ executive committee Tuesday, the excitement is brewing for what looks like an inevitability of NHL hockey in the Emerald City. By Stephen Whyno. UPCOMING: 850 words, file photos by 2 p.m. EDT.

ALSO:

—KILLING WOLVES: Washington kills another wolf that preyed on cattle.

—ROADSIDE SHOOTING: Police release name of Idaho man found dead in Washington.

—POT STORE-SUSPENSION: Port Orchard pot shop faces second suspension since 2016.

—CLALLAM COUNTY PROSECUTOR-SEXUAL HARASSMENT: Clallam County prosecutor seeks dismissal of harassment suit.

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