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AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

September 12, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

SICK ENDANGERED ORCA

SEATTLE — It’s been nearly two months since federal biologists began taking extraordinary measures to save a young sick orca but the critically endangered whale hasn’t improved. Despite two shots of antibiotics, J50 is skinnier than ever and unlikely to survive. Now NOAA Fisheries is weighing the next steps, including whether to intervene further. Options include capturing the orca, providing medical treatment and then releasing her back into the wild. By Phuong Le. SENT: 750 words. With AP Photos.

RURAL WASHINGTON KILLINGS

EVERETT, Wash. — The parents of a Washington state man convicted of killing his former neighbors have been sentenced to 10 days in jail for helping their son flee the country. The Daily Herald reports 83-year-old Clyde Reed and 79-year-old Faye Reed were sent to jail Tuesday after pleading guilty in July to misdemeanor charges of obstructing law enforcement. They also received a suspended jail sentence of 354 days. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by noon.

PUZZLING MUTATIONS

NEW YORK — Scientists say they’ve found a new way to help determine whether specific genetic abnormalities are likely to make people sick, a step toward avoiding a vexing uncertainty that can surround DNA test results. By Malcolm Ritter. SENT: 550 words. AP Photos.

SPORTS:

BBO-PADRES-MARINERS

SEATTLE — The San Diego Padres look to sweep all four interleague games against the Seattle Mariners when the clubs close out the season series on Wednesday afternoon. Joey Lucchesi starts for the Padres against Wade LeBlanc for Seattle. UPCOMING: Game at 3:40 p.m. PT. 700 words.

IN BRIEF

—TEACHER STRIKES: Judge rules against striking Tumwater teachers.

—SMALLBIZ-SMALL TALK-LETTING GO: When a business is large enough that the owner must delegate decisions and tasks, even to trusted employees, it can be difficult to cede control.

—SEA-TAC INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS FACILITY: The estimated cost for the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s new International Arrivals Facility has reached almost $1 billion.

—KIRKLAND FIRE-BUSINESSES DAMAGED: An early morning fire caused significant damage to 10 businesses inside a Kirkland strip mall.

—ATTORNEY FEES-DRUG CASE: The state Supreme Court has ruled that a Sequim man who beat criminal marijuana charges is entitled to attorney fees.

—HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER: Washington State Patrol troopers are looking for a driver who crashed a box truck along State Route 507 and then ran from the scene.

—FIRE CAPTAIN-SEXUAL ABUSE: A Washington state fire captain is accused of groping a woman during a training exercise in Oregon.

—SERVICEMAN’S CAR-LAWSUIT: Washington state claims a Tacoma towing company illegally sold the impounded car belonging to a serviceman.

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