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AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

August 7, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Federal biologists are preparing emergency measures to save an emaciated young endangered orca, including plans to inject it with a long-lasting antibiotic using a pole or feeding it live salmon dosed with medicine. The intervention comes as Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s task force meets Tuesday to come up with ways to help the declining population of whales. By Phuong Le. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 650 words by 3 p.m. With AP Photos.


OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington voters will decide which candidates advance to the November ballot in 10 congressional races, a U.S. Senate seat and dozens of legislative contests in the state’s primary election. By Rachel La Corte. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 p.m. With AP Photos.


WESTERVILLE, Ohio — President Donald Trump’s preferred congressional candidate — and his chief legislative achievement — are about to be tested in battleground Ohio in the season’s final high-stakes special election. Voters in Ohio and Kansas join those across Missouri, Michigan and Washington state at the ballot box. But only Ohio will send someone to Congress after the votes are counted. By Steve Peoples and Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 1,160 words. With AP Photos.

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SEATTLE — Fire crews across Washington state hope to get out ahead of numerous wildfires before high temperatures arrive midweek. The Cougar Creek fire northwest of Entiat has burned about 9.6 square miles (25 square kilometers). Officials say the Cresent Mountain and Gilbert fires grew overnight, but its actual size would be released later Tuesday. Firefighters on the 7.8-square-mile (20 square kilometer) Angel Springs fire in eastern Washington had the blaze about 15 percent contained on Tuesday morning, with about 170 structures threatened. SENT: 200 words. DEVELOPING


Dental health experts worry that more people are using toothpaste that skips the most important ingredient — fluoride — and leaves them at a greater risk of cavities. Most toothpastes already contain fluoride. While health authorities recognize fluoride as a cavity blocker, the internet is dotted with claims, often from “natural” toothpaste marketers and alternative medicine advocates, that fluoride-free toothpaste also prevents cavities. Dental authorities disagree. By Jeff Donn. SENT: 1000 words. With AP Photos, Video.



ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas Rangers close out a three-game series against the Seattle Mariners. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts 2:05 p.m. CT.


—INTERSTATE 5 BRIDGE: The City Council in Vancouver, Washington, has adopted a resolution in support of replacing the Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River.

—POT SHOP ROBBED: Western Washington authorities are looking for a man that used a machete to rob a Kingston marijuana shop.

—FATAL CRASH-CONSTRUCTION: Two teenagers were killed in a crash in Darrington, Washington, that involved construction equipment.

—INSANITY PLEA-HOSPITAL: A man accused of fatally stabbing his mother 20 times in their Fairhaven home in March 2017 will be sent to Western State Hospital.

—FATAL CRASH-DUI ARREST: Three people were killed and three others hurt in a crash on State Route 702 in Roy, Washington.(backslash)

—SEATTLE OFFICERS-NO CHARGES: Prosecutors have declined to file charges against two former Seattle police officers who fired a barrage of gunshots at a fleeing car.

—VANCOUVER SUPERFUND SITE: A federal Superfund site in Vancouver, Washington, has been removed from the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Priorities List.

—KING COUNTY METRO-TOPS: A leading public transit trade organization has named King County Metro was the top large public transportation agency in North America.

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