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

August 23, 2018

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

TECH COMPANIES-ELECTION HELP

Tech companies want to protect U.S. political candidates from Russian hackers ahead of the midterm elections, but could that free help count as an illegal campaign contribution? That’s the question Microsoft asked the Federal Election Commission this week. DEVELOPING,

IN BRIEF

—CHILD ABDUCTION-PARK: Police seek information about possible abduction in Olympia.

—NORTHWEST UNHEALTHY AIR: Smoke clearing in Seattle region but unhealthy air remains.

—WILDFIRES-DRONE MAPPING: Drone used on wildfire in Yellowstone National Park.

—PIT BULL BAN-YAKIMA: Yakima officials lift city ban on pit bulls.

—KROGER-PLASTIC BAGS: Kroger to phase out plastic bags at all stores.

—COWLITZ COUTY KILLING: Man accused of 1986 killing ordered to state hospital.

—YMCA CAMP-SEX ABUSE: Lawsuit: YMCA knew counselors sexually abused campers.

—DEPUTY SHOOTING-TOMMY LE: Sheriff review board: Deputy shooting of Tommy Le justified.

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