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

September 18, 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

IMPORTING MARIJUANA

SAN DIEGO — In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have long had trouble obtaining the drug for medical studies. By Gene Johnson and Julie Watson. SENT: 945 words. AP Photos.

BILL GATES-GLOBAL EDUCATION

SEATTLE — Bill Gates is rallying behind school quality in developing nations with a push for more assessment data, a new initiative that links the Microsoft co-founder’s signature U.S. education priorities with his more prominent global philanthropy work. By Sally Ho. SENT: 660 words.

SPORTS

BBA--MARINERS-ASTROS

HOUSTON - Seattle plays Houston. 5:10 p.m. PDT game start.

IN BRIEF

—VIADUCT DEMOLITION: Closure of Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct delayed.

—CHENEY-POLICE SHOOTING: Police: Man killed by Cheney officers planned death.

—UNIVERSITY FRATERNITY ARSON: Man arrested in Washington State University fraternity arson.

—RICHLAND POLICE CHIEF: Former finalist for Richland police chief fired from job.

—SAFECO FIELD FUNDS: $135M in funding OK’d for Seattle Mariners ballpark.

—LITTLE LEAGUE THEFT CASE: Former Little League leader suspected of stealing funds.

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