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AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

October 10, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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ELECTION 2018-LEGISLATURE-WASHINGTON

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Dozens of legislative races across Washington state will determine whether or not Democrats maintain — or possibly even increase — their control of the Statehouse. By Rachel La Corte. SENT:: 700 words by noon. AP Photos.

CANADA-MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION

DELTA, British Columbia - Canada is poised to become the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace. At least 109 pot shops are expected to open next Wednesday. Customers also will be able to order online and have cannabis delivered to their door. It’s also only the second country to legalize weed, followed by the much smaller South American nation of Uruguay. By Gene Johnson and Rob Gillies. SENT: 1,400 words. AP Photos, video.

AMAZON-WAGES

NEW YORK — Amazon, facing a backlash from longtime warehouse employees who say its $15 hourly minimum wage wouldn’t benefit them, will now provide a bigger raise to those workers. By Jospeh Pisani. SENT: 270 words.

SUPREME COURT-IMMIGRATION DETENTION

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in an immigration case that pits the government against immigrants it wants to deport following crimes they have committed in the United States. The issue in the case before the justices Wednesday has to do with when federal law gives immigration authorities the ability to hold people in custody and deny them a hearing to argue for their release while they try to avoid being deported. By Jessica Gresko. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.

CONGRESS-WATER PROJECTS

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has approved a sprawling bill to improve the nation’s ports, dams and harbors, protect against floods, restore shorelines and support other water-related projects. By Matthew Daly. SENT: 500 words. AP Photos.

SPORTS

FBC--T-25-COLLEGE FOOTBALL PICKS

If the Pac-12 wants to maximize its damaged hopes of placing a team in the College Football Playoff, No. 7 Washington needs to beat No. 17 Oregon on Saturday. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 930 words. AP Photos.

BKW--PAC 12

SAN FRANCISCO — The Pac-12 women’s basketball teams gather for media day with Oregon looking to build on its run to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament last season. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 4 p.m. PDT.

ALSO:

—WILDFIRE BUDGET: Lands commissioner seeks $55M for wildfires, forests.

—OFFICER KICKING-INVESTIGATION: Prosecutors clear Yakima police officer in kicking teen.

—PUGET ISLAND SHOOTING-SENTENCE: Puget Island man sentenced in shooting at officers.

—INMATE RELEASE REVIEW: 3rd accidental inmate release in 3 months prompts review.

—EDUCATION TAX PROPOSAL: State superintendent calls for capital gains tax for schools.

—COUNTY OFFICIAL-PROFANITY: Official hurls profanity at board chairman, who is her son.

—FLIGHT DIVERTED: Man gets probation for forcing emergency landing in Oklahoma.

—AMAZON-PACKAGING CENTER: Amazon plans packaging center in suburban Indianapolis.

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