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AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

November 6, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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LAW ENFORCEMENT-SELLING GUNS-SPOKANE

SEATTLE— The city council in Spokane, Washington, has passed an ordinance prohibiting police from selling confiscated firearms, citing an Associated Press investigation that found some guns sold by law enforcement were used in new crimes. By Martha Bellisle.

ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-WASHINGTON

Democrats try to pick up three US House seats held by Republicans as they hope to benefit from an anticipated wave election for their party. By Rachel La Corte. DEVELOPING Tuesday night, 800 words and photos.

ELECTION 2018-BALLOT INITIATIVES-WASHINGTON

Measures that would ban local soda taxes and tax polluters are among the ballot items Washington voters will decide. By Phuong Le. DEVELOPING Tuesday night, 800 words and photos

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-WASHINGTON

Sen. Democrat Maria Cantwell faces Republican Susan Hutchison, a former state GOP party chairwoman. By Nicholas Geranios. DEVELOPING Tuesday night, 500 words and photos.

ELECTION 2018-LEGISLATURE-WASHINGTON.

Democrats look to make gains in Olympia. By Lisa Baumann. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.

W/ELECTION 2018-WASHINGTON-THE LATEST.

SPORTS

FBC-PLAYOFF RANKINGS

The field of College Football Playoff contenders was whittled down by last week’s big games. The selection committee’s second rankings should set a clear pecking order heading down the stretch of the season. A look at the paths for each serious contender. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos. Rankings released about 9 p.m.

BKC--T25-E WASHINGTON-SYRACUSE

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — No. 16 Syracuse starts the season at home against Eastern Washington. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. EST.

BKC--T25-W KENTUCKY-WASHINGTON

SEATTLE — No. 25 Washington opens the college basketball season with a challenge facing Western Kentucky, the preseason favorite in Conference USA. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: Game at 7:30 p.m. PT. 600 words.

BKC--T25--IDAHO STATE-GONZAGA

SPOKANE, Wash. — No. 3 Gonzaga begins a season of high expectations facing Idaho State on Tuesday night. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 9 p.m. ET.

BKC--SEATTLE-STANFORD

STANFORD, Calif. — Stanford hosts Seattle in the season opener. By Rick Eymer. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. PST

IN BRIEF

— SOLDIER TRAINING DEATH: Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier killed in training accident

— SEATTLE RIDERSHIP NUMBERS: Uber, Lyft on pace to reach 31M trips in Seattle this year

— WINTER SHELTER-CAPACITY: Winter shelter at capacity, seeing increase in seniors

— TREE POACHERS: Poachers caught cutting trees on Washington forest land

—KENNEWICK COUNCILMAN-RECALL: Kennewick councilman appeals ruling allowing recall effort.

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