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BC-Oregon News Coverage

February 12, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 1:30 p.m.

OREGON-ATTACKING HOMELESSNESS

SALEM, Ore. _ Lawmakers in the Oregon Senate debate a bill that aims to protect home renters amid a statewide housing crisis, with the measure restricting landlords from terminating tenancy and from imposing large rent increases. One senator urges a no vote, saying the bill doesn’t address the supply issue while another says the alternative is to leave renters vulnerable. By Andrew Selsky. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.

OREGON-GUN MEASURES

SALEM, Ore. _ Oregon lawmakers are debating multiple bills to make gun laws more restrictive. By Ben Botkin of the Statesman Journal. SENT: 1,911 words. An AP Member Exchange.

BRIDGEPORT BREWERY-CLOSURE

PORTLAND, Ore. _ BridgePort Brewery, one of Oregon’s oldest craft breweries and a pioneer in the craft beer industry, will stop making its beers immediately and close its brew pub next month, it said in a Facebook post Tuesday. SENT: 244 words.

WINTER WEATHER-NORTHWEST

SEATTLE _ Tens of thousands of people were without power in Washington state and there were concerns about flooding as snow turned to rain in many parts of the Pacific Northwest. SENT: 379 words, photos. Developing.

SPORTS:

BBC-COLLEGE BASEBALL PREVIEW

OMAHA, Neb. _ Oregon State has won 111 of its last 130 baseball games, is coming off its third national championship since 2006, and its career coaching wins leader Pat Casey retired last fall. Enter Pat Bailey, the 63-year-old interim head coach who hopes to earn the permanent job for 2020. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 1,200 words, photos, by 4 p.m.

With:

BC-BBC--College Baseball Preview-Players to Watch

BC-BBC--College Baseball Preview--Rule Changes

ALSO:

_ MOTEL PIMPS LAWSUIT: A woman who says she’s a victim of sex trafficking has filed a $4 million lawsuit against a Portland motel, alleging it failed to prevent pimps from forcing her to have sex with countless men there.

_ OREGON SNOWPACK: Winter storms in the Pacific Northwest over the past week have helped boost mountain snow levels but the mountains that help supply the western part of Oregon with water still have far less snowpack than normal.

_ MISSING MAN-SEARCH CANCELLED: Douglas County authorities are calling off a days-long search for a Mt. Angel man who went missing after his car broke down in the Umpqua National Forest, in rural southwestern Oregon.

The AP-Portland, Ore.

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