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AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

June 12, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 p.m.


SEATTLE — Seattle leaders are expected to vote Tuesday to repeal a tax on large companies like Amazon and Starbucks amid mounting pressure from businesses. The about-face comes just a month after the city council backed the measure to help pay for efforts to combat a growing homelessness crisis. By Phuong Le. Developing from City Council meeting expected at noon PT/3 p.m. ET.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. - An inspector general report finds two dams critical to U.S. national security are at high risk for “insider threats” because of poor computer security. The report does not name the two dams, but they are among five considered “critical infrastructure.” The five are Hoover, Shasta, Grand Coulee, Glen Canyon and Folsom dams. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, which operates the dams, disputes some of the findings. By Kathleen Ronayne. SENT: 450 words.



SEATTLE — Mike Leake is unbeaten in his last six starts for the Seattle Mariners since getting knocked around by the Angels in early May. He sees the Angels again on Tuesday night in the second game of their series. UPCOMING: Game at 7:10 p.m. PT. 700 words.


RENTON, Wash. — Pete Carroll was confident Earl Thomas would be present for the Seattle Seahawks mandatory minicamp this week. Thomas had other ideas and says he’s skipping the minicamp, unhappy with his contract situation. UPCOMING: 500 words. By 5:30 p.m. PT.

BKL--AROUND THE WNBA: Surging Connecticut Sun move to top of AP power poll.


WASHINGTON WILDFIRE: Wildfire threatens some homes in central Washington

ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION: Man charged with trying to abduct girl in Auburn

BURNING BOAT ESCAPE: 3 escape burning boat near Port Townsend

AVISTA SALE-COLSTRIP: Montana approves sale of Colstrip plant’s co-owner.

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