AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA
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Washington at 1 p.m.
DENVER — A fast-moving brush fire destroyed eight homes in the Utah tourist town of Moab, while more than 3,000 people in Colorado and Wyoming fled multiple wildfires scorching the drought-stricken U.S. West on Wednesday. By Colleen Slevin and Lindsay Whitehurst. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.
With BC-WA--Washington Wildfire: Evacuation notices lifted in Central Washington fire.
SEATTLE — A tax on large companies like Amazon that was meant to fight a growing homelessness crisis got rolled back during a raucous Seattle City Council meeting. Tuesday’s vote exposed divisions over how much companies that have fueled booming economies should help pay to alleviate the downsides of success. It remains to be seen whether Seattle’s retreat will have a chilling effect on other cities considering taxes on big tech companies to help mitigate the effects of growth. By Phuong Le. SENT: 860 words. AP Photos.
COHO SALMON-LOGGING LAWSUIT
PORTLAND, Ore. — A coalition of environmental and fishing groups have sued Oregon over allowing logging on state forest lands and allege the activity is damaging streams used by coho salmon. By Gillian Flaccus. DEVELOPING.
SEATTLE — Now with the third-best record in baseball, the Seattle Mariners send Marco Gonzales to the mound on Wednesday afternoon looking for a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels. Mike Trout has four homers in the first two games of the series but no wins for the Angels. UPCOMING: Game at 1:10 p.m. PT. 700 words.
MOSCOW — North America will host the 2026 World Cup after FIFA voters opted for the financial and logistical certainty of a United States-led bid over risky Moroccan proposals for the first 48-team tournament. The soccer showpiece will return to the U.S. for the first time since 1994 after gaining 134 votes, while Morocco got 65 at the FIFA Congress in Moscow on Wednesday. By Rob Harris and Graham Dunbar. SENT 630 words, photos.
OKLAHOMA CITY — USA Softball executive director Craig Cress hopes the Women’s College World Series offered a glimpse of the sport’s future. In Game 1 of the championship series last week, Florida State pitcher Meghan King faced Washington’s Gabbie Plain. In Game 2, King’s opponent was Washington’s Taran Alvelo. King earned wins in both games and led Florida State to its first national title. By Cliff Brunt. SENT: 930 words. AP Photos.
Washington is making its first ever trip to Omaha for the College World Series after finally fulfilling the promise of a program that at times has featured great players and great teams but never put together a good enough postseason run. The Huskies face Mississippi State in the first round on Saturday. Washington is the last baseball-playing member of the Pac-12 to reach the College World Series. By Tim Booth. SENT: 770 words. AP Photos.
—CITY MANAGER INVESTIGATION: Prosser city official resigns without explanation.
—OPRAH-CRUISE: Oprah to serve as godmother of new Holland America ship.
—CHILD SEX ABUSE IMAGES-ARREST: 47 arrested in child-sex image sharing sting.