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

June 11, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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— Seattle city leaders say they’ll work to repeal a tax passed just last month on businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks designed to help pay for homeless services and affordable housing. Amazon and other businesses had sharply criticized the levy, and the online retail giant even temporarily halted construction planning on a new high-rise building near its Seattle headquarters in protest. By Phuong Le. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.


SEATTLE— The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court order that forces Washington state to restore salmon habitat by removing barriers that block fish migration. The justices divided 4-4 Monday in the long-running dispute that pits the state against Indian tribes and the federal government. By Phuong Le. SENT: 700 words. AP Photos.


PORTLAND, Ore. — Mayors from six U.S. cities with legal marijuana have formed a coalition with the aim of preparing other states and the federal government for legalization. Mayors from Denver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and West Sacramento announced Monday on Twitter that they sponsored a resolution at the Conference of Mayors in Boston asking the U.S. government to remove cannabis from a list of illegal drugs, among other things. DEVELOPING.


SEATTLE— A federal judge has ordered the Washington Department of Corrections to provide nighttime meals to all Muslim inmates who have been fasting during the month of Ramadan, after several said prison officials refused to do so. By Gene Johnson. SENT: 590 words.


BRINNON, Wash.— Officials in Washington state say five people died in an explosion and fire Sunday at a rental cabin near Brinnon. The Peninsula Daily News reports that neighbors called 911 after hearing an explosion about 1 a.m. Sunday. The callers said that the hillside was on fire and the cabin was gone. DEVELOPING.


NEW YORK — Your ability to watch and use your favorite apps and services could start to change — though not right away — following the official demise Monday of Obama-era internet protections. Any changes are likely to happen slowly, as companies assess how much consumers will tolerate. By Mae Anderson. SENT: 700 words. AP Photos.



FULLERTON, Calif. — Washington scored twice in the bottom of the 10th inning to come from behind and defeat Cal State Fullerton 6-5 on Sunday night to win the deciding game three of the super regional and advance to the College World Series. By Tom Connolly. SENT: 700 words. AP Photos.


SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners open an important homestand on Monday night hosting the Los Angeles Angels. Seattle was 8-2 on its last homestand to vault the Mariners into first place in the AL West. UPCOMING: Game at 7:10 p.m. PT. 700 words.


—MURDER RESENTENCING: Man who initially received death penalty is resentenced.

—DOUGHNUT STORE-CRASH: Truck slams into Washington doughnut store, barely missing 2.

—PROSEUCTOR LAWSUIT: Prosecutor claims judges went behind his back in lawsuit.

Update hourly