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

October 2, 2018

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

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.

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.

SPORTS:

HKN--SEATTLE EXPANSION

NEW YORK — The final sales pitch for an NHL expansion team in Seattle is on. Members of Seattle’s potential ownership group and Mayor Jenny Durkan are presenting their case to the Board of Governors’ executive committee at the league office. By Steven Whyno. 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.

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