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

July 9, 2018

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

STARBUCKS-STRAWS

NEW YORK — Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, citing the environmental threat to oceans. The company becomes the largest food and beverage company to do so as calls to cut waste globally grow louder. Plastic straws have become a flashpoint. A week after its hometown banned plastic drinking straws and utensils, the Seattle company said Monday that by 2020, it will be using straws made from biodegradable materials like paper and specially designed lids. The company already offers alternative straws in Seattle. SENT: 340 words. With AP Photos.

IN BRIEF

—BODY FOUND-FIRE: Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a fire in Bellevue after a man was found dead inside the burned home.

—STRUCK BY VEHICLE: A man and woman died after being struck by a vehicle on Highway 20 near Rhodes Road in Sedro-Woolley.

—BOAT ON FIRE: Two people managed to escape when their boat caught fire in Lake Washington.

—BODY FOUND-GREEN LAKE: Seattle police are investigating whether a body recovered in Green Lake on Sunday morning is a kayaker who was reported missing on Friday.

—DROWNING-ALDER LAKE: The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department says a Kent man drowned in Alder Lake near Eatonville, Washington.

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