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AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

September 18, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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.

FBC--USC-HELTON PRACTICE

LOS ANGELES — Southern California running back Aca’Cedric Ware let loose after the 37-14 loss at Texas on Saturday, lamenting poor practice habits and a lack of offensive leadership in consecutive blowout losses. When the Trojans returned to practice Monday night, it looked as if coach Clay Helton had taken Ware’s words to heart. The normally mild-mannered Helton used a few choice expletives to punctuate his speech after practice. Ware felt it was exactly what USC needs to keep its season from spiraling out of control. USC (1-2, 0-1 Pac-12) has plenty of problems to address before hosting undefeated Washington State on Friday night. It ranks among the bottom 20 FBS teams nationally in average scoring (20 points), rushing (109.33 yards) and tackles for loss allowed (7.83). However, players and coaches couldn’t identify one common thread responsible for those issues. By Dan Greenspan. SENT: 650 words. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF

—KILLING WOLVES: State marksman kills wolf from pack in northeast Washington.

—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.

—WOMAN IN SPOKANE RIVER: Female body found in Spokane River remains unidentified.

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