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AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, WA

October 3, 2018

Good morning. Our news coverage plans Wednesday. If you have questions or suggestions about the report, please call the Seattle bureau at 206-682-1812 or 1-800-552-7694.

AMAZON-WAGES-RIPPLE EFFECTS

WASHINGTON — Amazon’s announcement Tuesday that it will raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour will intensify pressure on other companies to lift their pay levels as well. Among the most likely to do so: Amazon’s rival retailers and warehouse operators, many of which are facing the prospect of staff shortages as they ramp up for the holiday shopping season. By Christopher Rugaber. SENT: 890 words. AP Photos.

THREE KILLED-CHARGES DISMISSED

PHOENIX - Whether a man already sentenced to prison for attacking police officers in a Phoenix suburb will eventually stand trial in the killings of three Washington state residents in rural western Arizona is uncertain after a judge dismissed charges in the triple homicide case while chastising prosecutors for being unprepared for trial. DEVELOPING.

SPORTS:

FBN--SEAHAWKS-RUNNING

RENTON, Wash. — In consecutive weeks, the Seattle Seahawks produced 100-yard rushers. The novelty was it being two different backs, neither of which was rookie first-round pick Rashaad Penny. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 600

ALSO:

—SOUND TRANSIT-CRACKS: Cracks on tracks force light rail trains to slow by Seattle.

—GRANDPARENT SCAM: Washington state couple sends $27K in cash in jail scam.

—EDCUATOR-SEX: Former school official sentenced for attempted child sex..

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