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AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

July 6, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL-DANGEROUS CONDITIONS

SEATTLE — Behind tall brick walls and secure windows, hundreds of patients at Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital live in conditions that fail U.S. health and safety standards, while overworked nurses and psychiatrists say they are navigating a system that punishes employees who speak out despite critical staffing shortages. By Martha Bellisle. SENT: 1,550 words. AP Photos.

TRIPLE HOMCIDE

PHOENIX — A man recently imprisoned for shooting at police officers in metro Phoenix now faces murder charges in a rural western Arizona county where he is accused of killing three Washington state residents at a desert property in 2016. By Paul Davenport. UPCOMING: 400 words.

SPORTS

BBO--ROCKIES-MARINERS

SEATTLE — Having won nine of 10, the Seattle Mariners step into interleague play hosting the Colorado Rockies for a three-game series beginning Friday night. The Rockies have won three straight to move a game over .500. UPCOMING: Game at 7:10 p.m. PT. 700 words.

BKO--USA BASKETBALL-COACHES: USA Basketball picks 9 coaches to assist Popovich.

IN BRIEF

—GUN INITIATIVE: Washington gun initiative turns in petition signatur.

—SODA TAX BAN-INITIATIVE: Voters likely to decide whether to bar local soda taxes.

—LAKE CLEANUP-SEATTLE: Dozens of volunteers clean Lake Union after fireworks show.

—GUN LAWS-EDMONDS: Edmonds officials to consider gun safety measure.

—TWIN LAKES-DROWNING: Washington man dies after diving into Idaho lake.

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