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AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

August 2, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Washington at 4:22 p.m.


PORTLAND, Ore. - A new blaze in north-central Oregon nearly tripled in size overnight. The fire near the town of Dufur, about two hours southeast of Portland, spread to more than 23 square miles (60 square kilometers) early Thursday. SENT: 130 words. With AP photos.


BUFFALO, N.Y. — Rep. Steve Scalise, grievously wounded in a 2017 shooting, and the No. 4 House Republican leader have received telephone threats, aides said Thursday after a western New York man was arrested and accused of leaving menacing voicemails for two lawmakers. SENT: 420 words.


LOS ANGELES — State prosecutors who pre-emptively sued months ago to block anticipated efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency to weaken car fuel-efficiency standards blasted the Trump administration Thursday for doing so and vowed to continue their fight in the courts. SENT: 580 words. With AP photos.



SEATTLE — Felix Hernandez makes a crucial start on Thursday night as the Seattle Mariners open a four-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays. Hernandez’s spot in the rotation could be at stake with another bad start. UPCOMING: Game at 7:10 p.m. PT.


SEATTLE — Chris Petersen got a brief respite from the talk of the high expectations facing Washington on the eve of fall camp. By Tim Booth. SENT: 660 words. With AP photos.


RENTON, Wash. — Holdout safety Earl Thomas reiterated Thursday he wants to be traded if the Seattle Seahawks aren’t willing to offer him a contract extension. SENT: 420 words. AP Photos.


NEW YORK — Technical fouls are up this year in the WNBA with more already called this season than last. There were 92 technical fouls given to players before the All-Star break, 11 more than all of last season. Coaches have picked up another 30 technical fouls already with nearly 20 percent of the season left to play. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 900 words. AP Photos.


RENTON, Wash. — There’s no questioning C.J. Prosise’s talent, only his ability to remain on the football field. By Curtis Crabtree. SENT: 790 words.

BKN--MAVERICKS-ROCKETS TRADE: The Dallas Mavericks have acquired center Chinanu Onuaku from the Houston Rockets for the rights to forward Maarty Leunen.


—3D GUNS CALIFORNIA: California joins lawsuit challenging 3D-printed plastic guns.

—OFFICER FATAL CRASH-CHARGES: Bail at $1 million for teen charged in police chase that led to officer being struck and killed by pursuing officer.

—SPOKANE GOP-RESIGNATION: Spokane GOP head resigns over white nationalist speaker.

—SEXUAL PREDATORS-STING OPERATION: 21 arrested in sting operation targeting child predators.

—KILLING SEA LIONS: Bill allowing more sea lions to be killed clears key hurdle.

—BLUE ANGELS-I-90 CLOSURES: I-90 in Seattle to close at times as Blue Angels roar above.

—SHOOTING-GUILTY PLEA: Man accused in murder near Port Orchard pleads guilty.

—CONGRESS-THREATS: Feds: Man left threatening voicemails for Congress members.

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