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AP-OR--Oregon News Coverage,ADVISORY, OR

August 4, 2018

Our news coverage plans. If you have questions or suggestions about the report, please call the Portland bureau at 503-228-2169. 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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PORTLAND PROTESTS

PORTLAND — A right-wing group and self-described anti-fascist counter-protesters rallied in Portland, Oregon, Saturday as police tried to prevent the gatherings from turning violent as they have before. By Manuel Valdes and Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 831 words. With AP Photos. Will be updated.

MAN PUNCHED-FATAL

BEND — Authorities in central Oregon are investigating whether the death of a 69-year-old Bend man was the result of being punched by an unknown runner two months earlier on a popular trail. SENT: 256 words.

SOCIAL ROBOT

CORVALLIS — Heather Knight wants to make robots more charismatic. The Oregon State University computer science professor recently had her students program a robot to act out a scenario with a woman involving an apple. “I am the keeper of the apple,” the robot stated. The woman asked the robot if she could eat the apple. The robot told her “no” and that the apple was poisoned, but the woman ate it anyway. “Now I am the keeper of a dead body,” the robot joked. An AP Member Exchange by Lillian Schrock, the Corvallis Gazette-Times. SENT: 1071 words. With AP Photos.

DEBT FORGIVER

MEDFORD — A nonprofit founded by a Medford High School graduate that’s bought then abolished millions of dollars’ worth of unpaid medical debt is now looking to help Rogue Valley residents. At any given moment, more than $1 million worth of southern Oregonians’ medical debt is placed on the market for debt buyers, who purchase it in portfolios and sell the debt to collection agencies, according to Jerry Ashton, founder and executive vice president of the New York-based nonprofit RIP Medical Debt. An AP Member Exchange by Nick Morgan, Mail Tribune. SENT: 946 words.

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