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BC-OR--Oregon News Coverage Advisory, OR

May 8, 2019

Our news coverage plans for Oregon. 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 6:05 p.m.

OREGON TEACHER WALKOUT

SALEM, Ore. —Republicans in the Oregon Senate were a no show for a $1 billion education tax vote, bringing the chamber to a halt the day before teachers across the state were to stage a walkout to protest funding levels for schools. By Sarah Zimmerman. SENT: 580 words. AP Photos.

PIPELINE TERMINAL-OREGON

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has denied a water quality certification for a proposed natural gas export project on Oregon’s southern coast. SENT: 640 words.

MAGIC MUSHOROOMS-DENVER VOTE

DENVER — Voters on Tuesday were deciding whether to make Denver the first U.S. city to decriminalize psilocybin — the psychoactive substance in “magic mushrooms” — and add a new chapter to the city’s role in shaping wider drug policy. A California effort to decriminalize psilocybin failed to qualify for the statewide ballot in 2018. Organizers in Oregon are trying to gather enough support to put an initiative to a statewide vote next year. By Kathleen Foody. SENT: 650 words. With AP photos.

TRUMP TAXES STATES

TRENTON, N.J. — Congress won’t be seeing President Donald Trump’s tax returns any time soon, but that request isn’t the only way Democrats are trying to pry them loose. By Mike Catalini and Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 720 words. With AP photos.

SPORTS

BKN--TRAIL BLAZERS-NUGGETS

DENVER _ Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets return to the Pepsi Center for Game 5 of their evenly matched second-round series with the Trial Blazers after a pair of epic games in Portland. By Arnie Stapleton. UPCOMING. 650 words. Game starts at 10:30 p.m. ET.

IN BRIEF

_WOMAN KILLED-MEDFORD: Autopsy: California woman killed in Oregon motel was stabbed.

_DEAD WHALES: 2 dead whales wash ashore in Washington.

_HOMELESS-CENTRAL OREGON: Group says homeless population increased in Central Oregon.

_SALEM SHOOTING: 2 killed in shooting in Salem, 2 arrested.