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AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

September 21, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-WASHINGTON

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Democrat Maria Cantwell has easily won re-election to the U.S. Senate from Washington state in previous years, but as she seeks her fourth-term this November she is facing her most recognizable opponent. Republican Susan Hutchison, who spent two decades as a Seattle TV news anchor before leading the state Republican party for five years, says people are looking for change. By Rachel La Corte. SENT: 750 words. With AP Photos.

INTERSTATE BRIDGE

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek wants to sit down with Washington lawmakers before the end of the year to further discussions about replacing the Interstate Bridge, a newspaper reported Friday. The Portland Democrat said at a transportation forum this week that she welcomes a renewed commitment from Washington legislators who appear ready to start talking about replacing the Interstate 5 bridge connecting the two states, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. SENT: 280 words.

SPORTS

FBC-T25-ARIZONA STATE-WASHINGTON

SEATTLE — Herm Edwards arrived back on the Arizona State campus sometime around 3:30 a.m. last Sunday. Rather than going home and not sleeping, Edwards immediately went to work at finding the reasons behind the Sun Devils’ first loss of the season. It was a quick assessment knowing the Sun Devils travel to No. 10 Washington in their Pac-12 Conference opener on Saturday night. “You can’t sleep because you’re always thinking of stuff at night. When you wake up, you just start writing things down. That’s the life of a coach,” Edwards said. By Tim Booth. SENT: 700 words. With AP Photos.

IN BRIEF

—DRIVE-BY SHOOTING: Officials say a 51-year-old woman was killed by a stray bullet from a gang-related drive-by shooting in a Seattle suburb.

—MUSIC-CHRIS CORNELL: New Chris Cornell music is being released more than a year after his death.

—FORMER PASTOR-ATTEMPTED RAPE: A Washington father and former pastor entangled in a child sex sting has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison.

—PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL: A new 100-bed psychiatric hospital is coming to Spokane.

—MOSES LAKE-TOXINS: The Grant County Health District is warning people to avoid contact with the water in Moses Lake.

—BODY FOUND: The King County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what they’re calling a “suspicious death” near Renton.

—HOV VIOLATIONS: The Washington State Patrol had a busy week catching carpool lane violators.

—INTERSTATE BRIDGE: Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek wants to sit down with Washington lawmakers before the end of the year.

—SOLDIER SHOOTS GIRLFRIEND: Prosecutors say a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier playing with his pistol shot and wounded his girlfriend in Lakewood.

—FATAL DISPUTE-SEATTLE: Seattle police say a man died after a dispute in downtown Seattle.

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