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BC-OR--Oregon News Coverage, OR

December 24, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Oregon at 1:30 p.m.

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - The United States is rushing to catch up with what cybersecurity experts say are threats by hackers to systems that operate energy pipelines, hydroelectric projects, drinking water systems and nuclear power plants across the country. The Idaho National Laboratory’s cybercore labs and offices next year will move into a massive cybersecurity building, and another building will house one of the nation’s most powerful supercomputers at a total cost of about $85 million. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 890 words. AP Photos.

BISTATE GROUSE-OFF ROADERS

RENO, Nev. — Off-road vehicle enthusiasts are suing the U.S. Forest Service over the bistate sage grouse in Nevada and California, arguing that a protection plan enacted this year could increase fire danger across rangeland habitat of the bird already proposed for threatened status. By Scott Sonner. SENT: 650 words. AP Photos.

SPORTS:

BKW--T25--WOMEN’S BKB POLL

NEW YORK - After a week off for exams, UConn faced two stiff tests on the court and passed both of them. The top-ranked Huskies rallied to beat Oklahoma and topped No. 14 Cal. UConn was followed in the AP Top 25 by Notre Dame, Louisville, Maryland and Oregon. Stanford, Baylor, Mississippi State, North Carolina State and Tennessee round out the first 10. B Doug Feinberg. SENT: 350 words. AP Photos.

BKN--AROUND THE NBA

It’s not an NBA Finals rematch, but having a game between the Lakers and Warriors headline Christmas makes sense. LeBron James faces his old rival on the holiday for the fourth consecutive year, and this will be his first time playing against Golden State since he moved to Los Angeles. The other Christmas games are Milwaukee at New York, Oklahoma City at Houston, Philadelphia at Boston and Portland at Utah. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 1,160 words. AP Photos.

ALSO:

_OREGON-POPULATION GROWTH: Oregon gained 44,000 residents last year.

_MEDICAL MARIJNUANA DELIVERIES: Oregon allows medical marijuana deliveries in banned areas.

_HEAD-ON CRASH: Oregon man arrested after wrong-way crash.

_IDAHO-WHITE CHRISTMAS: Snow storm on track to hit Eastern Idaho for Christmas.

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