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

August 6, 2018

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


OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington voters will decide which candidates advance to the November ballot in 10 congressional races, a U.S. Senate seat and dozens of legislative contests in the state’s primary election. By Rachel La Corte. UPCOMING: 600 words by noon.


OLYMPIA, Wash. — Thurston County Animal Services says seven cats in Olympia have been mutilated since October. KCPQ-TV reports one was found Friday and another on Saturday. Officers went door-to-door this weekend in Olympia to look for surveillance video and to warn people about the killings. SENT: 135 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 10 a.m.


SPOKANE, Wash. — Fire crews are hoping to make progress on several major fires burning in Washington state ahead of high temperatures expected to arrive midweek. One blaze in eastern Washington had burned about 7.3 square miles (19 square kilometers) by Sunday, and a lightning-sparked fire near Twisp, Washington, had burned about 12 square miles (31 square kilometers). DEVELOPING



ARLINGTON, Texas — Martin Perez, with an unexpected extra day of rest, pitches for the Rangers in the opener of a three-game series against the scuffling Seattle Mariners. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:05 p.m. CT.


RENTON, Wash. — Germain Ifedi is supposed to be the Seattle Seahawks starting right tackle. The former first-round pick was also benched in Seattle’s scrimmage over the weekend because of his repeated inability to avoid penalties, raising the question if his starting spot is all that solid. UPCOMING: 500 words. By 4 p.m. PT.


—HIT-AND-RUN-MOTORCYCLE: A motorcyclist was hospitalized after being struck by a hit-and-run driver on state Route 512 in Puyallup.

—WRONG-WAY DRIVER-FATAL: A man is facing vehicular homicide charges after driving the wrong way on Highway 18 near Hobart.

—ATOMIC BOMB TEST-HISPANIC VILLAGE: The National Cancer Institute says its study into the cancer risks of residents living near the world’s first atomic bomb test will be published in 2019.

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