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AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

May 17, 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.

Washington at 1 p.m.

CHARTER SCHOOLS-LAWSUIT

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington Supreme Court is set to hear arguments over the state’s charter school law. Teachers unions and other groups have sued over the 2016 law, which was enacted after the justices struck down the old law as unconstitutional. By Gene Johnson. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.

COLUMBIA GORGE FIRE-RESTITUTION

HOOD RIVER, Ore. — A judge deciding how much restitution a teenager must pay for starting a huge wildfire in the Columbia River Gorge said Thursday he needs time to review the matter and will issue a written ruling. SENT: 320 words.

REBUILDING FISHERIES

PORTLAND, Maine — The number of American fish stocks that can be described as “overfished” has hit an all-time low, the U.S. government announced on Thursday. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 440 words. AP Photos.

SPORTS

BBA--TIGERS-MARINERS

SEATTLE — After losing to the Tigers just days ago, Seattle’s Marco Gonzales gets another shot at Detroit on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series. Matthew Boyd gets the nod for Detroit to open the weekend set. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: Game at 7:10 p.m. PT. 700 words.

BKL--WNBA POWER POLL

NEW YORK — The defending champion Minnesota Lynx begin the year atop the preseason Associated Press WNBA poll. The Lynx received nine first-place votes from the 14-person national media panel Thursday. It’s the second time in the three seasons that the AP has been doing the poll that the Lynx were the preseason No. 1. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 300 words. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF

—SEATTLE HOMELESS-RAPE: Man charged with raping woman in Seattle car dealership

—COLUMBIA GORGE FIRE-RESTITUTION: Teen who started $40M Columbia Gorge fire to return to court.

—SKALLAM TRIBE-OYSTER FARM: Jamestown oyster farm in wildlife refuge put on hold.

—OFFICER RIFLE FIRE-CASINO: Police investigating after officer’s rifle fired in casino.

—WASHINGTON SCHOOL SHOOTING: Hearing to decide if student will be tried as adult delayed.

—WELLS-URANIUM: Federal study finds high uranium concentration in some wells.

—COLSTRIP POWER PLANT: Colstrip co-owner offers $4.5M to help town move from coal.

—FELON-NO NEW CHARGES: No charges against felon accused of rape in Whitman County.

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