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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

December 16, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 1:45 p.m.

CALIFORNIA-MARIJUANA TESTING

LOS ANGELES _ A higher percentage of California marijuana products are passing strict safety tests, but the sudden closing of a lab that state authorities found wasn’t correctly checking for pesticides has raised new questions about the system intended to protect the purity and potency of legal cannabis. By Michael R. Blood. SENT: 940 words, photos.

MARIJUANA-PESTICIDES

SALEM, Ore. - Concerns about pesticide drift are nothing new in agriculture, but the issue has taken on new gravity for Oregon farmers with marijuana-growing neighbors. By Mateusz Perkowski, Capital Press. 740 words.

SPORTS

BKC--TOP 25 REWIND

Gonzaga coach Mark Few is hoping a tough nonconference schedule has the Bulldogs ready for the rest of the season. The fourth-ranked Bulldogs have lost two straight games after a loss at No. 12 North Carolina. They also lost to No. 3 Tennessee. Earlier this season, they beat highly ranked Duke to win the Maui Invitational. The week’s AP Top 25 schedule also included top-ranked Kansas’ win against No. 17 Villanova in a matchup of a Final Four game last season. By AP Basketball Writer Aaron Beard. SENT: 850 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ HATE CRIME INVESTIGATION _ Prosecutors say a Seattle man accused of trying to run over two Jewish men outside a Los Angeles synagogue has been found competent to stand trial.

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