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AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

July 5, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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Prominent charter school supporters are dishing out campaign money, as key gubernatorial races in several states have now begun in earnest. June primary contests set up a number of state battles for governor in the midterm elections this November, with both Democratic and Republican candidates that could change how public resources flow into charter and private schools in the coming years. By Sally Ho. SENT: 855 words. AP Photos.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected a request by the Trump administration to block two California laws that protect immigrants in the country illegally, but put key parts of a third sanctuary law on hold. By Sudhin Thanawala and Don Thompson. SENT: 480 words. AP Photos.



SEATTLE — The Los Angeles Angels try and take two of three from the Seattle Mariners when the clubs close out their three-game series on Thursday night. The Angels snapped Seattle’s eight-game win streak with a victory on Wednesday. UPCOMING: Game at 7:10 p.m. PT. 700 words.


SEATTLE — Pitcher Wade LeBlanc is guaranteed $2.75 million under a new contract with the Seattle Mariners covering 2019, a deal with three options that would be worth $31.3 million over four years if he pitches 180 innings or more each season. SENT: 300 words. AP Photos.


—STARBUCKS-CUSTOMER COMPLAINT: Starbucks employee fired after mocking stuttering customer.

—SPOKANE POPULATION: Spokane County population tops 500,000.

—SPOKANE FIRE: 11 people displaced by house fire in Spokane.

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