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BC-OR--Oregon News Coverage Advisory, OR

March 27, 2019

Our news coverage plans for Oregon today. 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Oregon at 6:45 p.m.

OREGON-IMMIGRANT DRIVER LICENCSES

SALEM, Ore. — Every time Mariana Alvarez leaves her home, she crosses herself in prayer in hopes she will be able to return to her three children. By Sarah Zimmerman. SENT: 620 words. With AP photos.

CONGRESS-TRADE

WASHINGTON — The White House and business groups are stepping up efforts to win congressional approval for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade accord . But prospects are uncertain given that Republicans are at odds with some aspects of the plan and Democrats are in no hurry to secure a political victory for the president. By Kevin Freking. SENT: 880 words. AP Photos.

FOSTER CARE GRADUATION RATES

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon teens who spent time in foster care were less than half as likely as their classmates in the class of 2017 to graduate on time. SENT: 300 words.

MICHAEL AVENATTI-ARREST

NEW YORK — Attorney Michael Avenatti came out swinging Tuesday against Nike, accusing the shoemaker — without evidence — of “rampant” corruption mere hours after he was released from U.S. custody on charges he tried to extort up to $25 million from the company. By Jim Mustian. SENT: 780 words. With AP photos. AP Video.

SPORTS:

BKN--ON BASKETBALL-INJURIES

Jusuf Nurkic’s season-ending and gruesome leg injury, especially at this time of year, will strike fear into everyone in the NBA. In this age of “load management” being a fancy term for “night off” and even as the NBA frowns upon resting players anyway, the question will be asked: Should teams sit their stars down the stretch to protect them from something bad happening before the playoffs? By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 770 words. AP Photos.

BKC--NCAA UC IRVINE-TURNER APOLOGY: UC Irvine coach Turner apologizes for remarks about player. With AP photos.

IN BRIEF:

_JAIL SHUTDOWN-FIRE: Sheriff: Inmate starts fire in cell because ‘she was cold’

_POLICE CHIEF KILLING: Man pleads guilty to killing Oregon police chief.

_STATE EMAIL-DISRUPTION: Oregon state employees email accounts blocked after attack.

_ATTORNEY-CLIENT ABUSE: State: Former Vancouver attorney exploited, abused woman.

_KELSO-SCHOOL CUTS: Kelso schools proposes cuts to offset $4 million shortfall.

_HORSE QUARANTINE-NEVADA: Nevada lifting horse quarantines ordered for herpes virus.

_INJURY-DAMAGES: House OKs bill removing cap on noneconomic injury damages.

The AP - Portland, Ore.