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AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

December 3, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 1:08 p.m.

PSYCHIASTRIC HOSPITAL-ASSAULTS

BREMERTON, Wash. - Workers at Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital are blaming hospital administration for an increase in assaults by patients. Interviews and public records obtained by The Associated Press show that disability claims by injured staff have topped $5 million in less than three years. Workers saying officials for Western State Hospital are not providing enough staff and they move dangerous patients into less-secure wards. By Martha Bellisle. SENT: 900 words. AP Photos.

AMAZON-DRONES

Jeff Bezos boldly predicted five years ago that drones would be carrying Amazon packages to people’s doorsteps by now. Amazon customers are still waiting. And it’s unclear when, if ever, this particular order by the company’s founder and CEO will arrive. Bezos made billions of dollars by transforming the retail sector. But overcoming the regulatory hurdles and safety issues posed by drones appears to be a challenge even for the world’s wealthiest man. By David Koenig and Joseph Pisani. SENT: 940 words. AP Photos.

COMPOSITES-COMPANY BREAKTHROUGH, AP Member Exchange

SPOKANE, Wash. — Continuous Composites got its start with a stab wound. By Becky Kramer of The Spokesman-Review. SENT: 1230 words.

SPORTS:

FBN--SEAHAWKS-PLAYOFF PUSH

RENTON, Wash. — Four weeks remain in the regular season and the Seattle Seahawks find themselves in an NFC playoff spot. While Seattle was thumping San Francisco on Sunday, the Seahawks were getting the results they needed elsewhere to strengthen their playoff hopes. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 600 words. By 5 p.m. PT.

BKC--T25-COLLEGE BKB POLL

RALEIGH, N.C. — Maybe AP Top 25 voters were a bit too low on Michigan to start the season. That isn’t the case anymore. By Aaron Beard. SENT: 700 words. With AP photos.

BBO--MARINERS METS TRADE

NEW YORK — The New York Mets have acquired longtime star second baseman Robinson Cano and major league saves leader Edwin Diaz from the Seattle Mariners in a seven-player trade. SENT: 70 words. Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

—TACOMA NEWSPAPER LAYOFFS: Tacoma newspaper to lay off dozens of employees.

—LAWMAKER INVESTIGATION: Senate Republicans criticize planned rape investigation against state Sen. Joe Fain.

—EASTERN WASHINGTON-POT: Local pot ban petition in WA may head to voters or court.

—THEATER SHOW CANCELLED-SECURITY THREATS: Theater cancels matinee due to security threats.

—CASH FUND-HOMELESS: Homeless man turns in $17K cash he found outside food bank.

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