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AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

October 2, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL-ASSAULT

SEATTLE — A patient at Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital vaulted over a nurse’s station last weekend, knocked a nurse to the floor, choked her and bit part of her ear off. By Martha Bellisle. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.

AMAZON-WAGES

NEW YORK — Amazon, which has faced political and economic pressure to raise pay for thousands of employees, is boosting its minimum wage for all U.S. workers to $15 per hour starting next month and said it will push for an increase in the federally mandated minimum wage, which now stands at $7.25 per hour. By Joseph Pisani and Michelle Chapman. SENT: 950 words. AP Photos.

ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-WASHINGTON-PENCE

SPOKANE, Wash. - Vice President Mike Pence stumps for GOP Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in Spokane, Washington. By Nicholas K. Geraniois. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m. AP Photos.

SAFE INJECTION SITES-SAN FRANCISCO

SAN FRANCISCO — A veto by California Gov. Jerry Brown blocking a supervised drug injection site in San Francisco has left the mayor deciding whether to go it alone on the issue.Philadelphia and Seattle have also expressed support for opening drug injection sites. By Janie Har. DEVELOPINg.

CONSERVATION FUND

WASHINGTON — A popular program that supports conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the country expired after Congress could not agree on language to extend it. By Matthew Daly. DEVLOPING. AP Photos.

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HKN--SEATTLE EXPANSION

NEW YORK — The prospective owners of a Seattle expansion team made their case to a group of NHL owners on Tuesday and expressed confidence as they await word on the next step. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.

ALSO:

—COUGAR SIGHTINGS: Wildlife authorities target cougar sighted in Kelso.

—GUN SAFETY: King County officials approve set of gun safety measures.

—MOTHER KILLED: Woman accused of killing mother, 75, held on $500,000 bail.

—SR26-REPARIS: State Route 26 bridge repairs and detour begin October 15.

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