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

June 8, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


SEATTLE — President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration has already brought overrun detention facilities, long lines of asylum seekers camping out at the U.S.-Mexico border, and a decision to separate young children from their parents indefinitely. Now, the administration is sending more than 1,600 detainees —including some of those agonized parents — to federal prisons for lack of space in other immigration jails, though it remains unclear how well the prisons can handle the influx. The decision has compounded the ire of immigrant rights activists, who note that the detainees may have legitimate claims for asylum, but authorities insist it’s necessary to deter illegal border-crossing. By Gene Johnson. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.


RALEIGH, N.C. — An advocacy group is calling on Apple and Amazon to drop North Carolina’s Research Triangle as potential campus sites because of a legislative effort to put voter identification requirements into the state constitution. SENT: 350 words.



ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Seattle plays Tampa Bay. 4:10 p.m. PDT. Game start.


—PSYCHIATRICT HOSPITAL-CEO DEPARTURE: Latest CEO at trouble psychiatric hospital leaving post.

—WATERMELON SNOW-MOUNTAINS: Big, pink ponds are dotting the higher elevations -- a result of something called “watermelon snow.”

—MURDER TRIAL-GUILTY: A man accused of killing an Olympia woman whose body was never found has been found guilty of all charges against him, including second-degree murder.

—MOBILE INJENCTION SITE: Seattle officials propose mobile safe injection site.

—RAINIER HIKER-DEAD: Overdue hiker, 76, found dead in Mount Rainier National Park.

—ROAD RAGE-ARREST: A 19-year-old man was arrested after a road rage shooting in Kirkland.

—CANNABIS PRODUCER-EXPLOSION: An explosion at Smokey Point Productions, a cannabis producer in Arlington, Washington, sent one person to the hospital.

—OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING: Police shot, kill West Richland man in Benton City standoff.

—HANFORD LAWSUIT: Settlement reached in lawsuit over Hanford contracts.

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