AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA
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.
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Washington at 1:30 p.m.
BOOMING SPOKANE AREA
SPOKANE — Is Spokane starting to feel a bit crowded to you? About 740,000 people live in the greater Spokane-Coeur d’Alene metro area, and that figure could swell by nearly 15,000 next year if the projected growth pans out. By Becky Kramer. SENT: 700 words.
SEATTLE — Gun shop owners say they expect an increase in sales after Washington voters approved an initiative that adds restrictions to semi-automatic rifle purchases. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 3:30 p.m.
OREGON TEEN MAYOR
PORTLAND, Ore. — The teenager elected mayor of his small Oregon city plans to be a steward for the budget and a proponent for growth. SENT: 320 words.
LOS ANGELES — The Seattle Seahawks travel to Los Angeles to take on the Rams. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.
— SEATTLE FIRE — It may take days to fully extinguish a fire that began in a lumberyard warehouse and engulfed several buildings near the city’s ship canal.
— ELKS LODGE-ARSON — A fire at Washington’s first Elk Lodge has been ruled an arson.