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

June 8, 2018

Good morning. Our news coverage plans Friday. If you have questions or suggestions about the report, please call the Seattle bureau at 206-682-1812 or 1-800-552-7694.

IMMIGRATION-FAMILIES SEPARATED

SEATTLE — More than 1,600 people arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border, including parents who have been separated from their children, are being transferred to federal prisons, U.S. immigration authorities confirmed Thursday. They said they’re running out of room at their own facilities amid President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration. The move drew condemnation from activists who said the detainees may have legitimate claims to asylum and don’t deserve to be held in federal prisons. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued a letter Thursday night seeking more information from the Justice Department and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after learning that ICE had transferred dozens of mothers who had been separated from their children to the Federal Detention Center at SeaTac. By Gene Johnson. DEVELOPING.

SPORTS

BBA--MARINERS-RAYS

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

ALSO:

—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.

—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.

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

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