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AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

June 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Washington at 1 a.m.


SEATTLE — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is suing Google and Facebook, saying the companies failed to maintain information about political advertising as required by state law. By Gene Johnson. SENT: 300 words. AP Photos.


SEATTLE — Three years after a federal judge said Washington state is violating the constitutional rights of mentally ill people who must wait in jails for weeks for competency services, and two years after the judge held the state in contempt for failing to fix the problem, a settlement is in the works. The settlement between Disability Rights Washington and the Department of Social and Health Services would require the agency to admit that it has failed to resolve the years-long problem, according to a summary of the agreement’s key points acquired by The Associated Press. BY Martha Bellisle. SENT: 680 words.


NEW YORK — Starbucks Corp.’s Howard Schultz is stepping down as executive chairman of the coffee company he helped transform into a global brand, and says public service may be in his future. SENT: 560 words. AP Photos.


BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Authorities say two Boy Scouts and two troop leaders have been found safe after they were reported missing on an attempted summit of Mount Baker in northwest Washington state. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.


NEW YORK — Microsoft says it’s paying $7.5 billion in stock for the popular coder hangout GitHub. GitHub is a platform where software developers can go to host and review each other’s code. The San Francisco startup was founded in 2008 and has grown sharply since announcing its first outside investment in 2012. It now counts about 27 million software developers around the world who use its platform to share code and build businesses. By Matt O’Brien. SENT: 540 words. AP Photos.


BREMERTON, Wash. — Records show the Navy isn’t keeping close track of how many days servicemembers assigned to ships and boats are spending at sea. SENT: 450 words.



SEATTLE — Even though it’s just the first week of June, it’s been a long time since the Seattle Mariners have been alone in first place this deep into the season. How long? Try nearly 15 years. Seattle has been one of the hottest teams in baseball despite injuries — and suspension — but the schedule is about to get much tougher. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 600 words. By 1 p.m. PT.


The Pac-12 will require its teams to win at least six regular-season games to play in a bowl game, eliminating the opportunity for a 5-7 squad to earn a postseason spot when there are not enough six-win teams nationally to fill the bowls. BY Ralph D. Russo. DEVELOPING.


—HEALTH INSURANCE RATES: Health insurers propose 19 percent average rate hike.

—ESPIONAGE CHARGES-FORMER SPY: Former intelligence official charged with espionage.

—FATAL RAFTING TRIP: 2 children die in Wallowa County rafting accident.

—BODY RECOVERED-EAGLE FALLS: Searchers have recovered the body of the 24-year-old Monroe man who went missing at Eagle Falls.

—FATAL STABBING: Man fatally stabbed near Alki Beach in Seattle.

—ELECTRIC CARS GOAL: Report: Local governments not meeting electric car goals.

—DOUBLE-FATAL CRASH: 6-vehicle crash kills 2, injures 3 in Idaho.

—HIKER-FATAL FALL: King County hiker killed in fall from cliff.

—CONVICT-JAIL DEATH: Woman convicted of murder found dead in Contra Costa cell.

—VAIL RESORTS-EXPANSION: Vail Resort to acquire Crested Butte and 3 other resorts.

—BODY FOUND-RIVER: Searchers have found the body of a missing Hanford High School senior who jumped into the Yakima River.

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