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BC-Oregon News Coverage

May 24, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 6:10 p.m.

STATE POLICE FUNDING

SALEM, Ore. — Gov. Kate Brown renewed her call to better fund the Oregon State Police Thursday, after a state trooper who was shot 12 times was awarded the national medal of valor. By Sarah Zimmerman. SENT: 410 words.

PENSION REFORM

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Senate sent the House a short-term pension fix Thursday cutting public employee retirement benefits, a politically difficult vote for Democrats who say they were forced to choose between slashing benefits or letting employer interest rates rise. By Sarah Zimmerman. SENT: 460 words.

OREGON GUN CONTROL

SALEM, Ore. — Democrats in the Oregon Legislature pushed through a gun control bill Thursday after they sacrificed a more sweeping one — to the ire of student activists — in a deal with minority Republicans. By Andrew Selsky. SENT: 570 words. With AP photos.

MISSING MOTHER AND SON

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon authorities searching for a single mother and her 3-year-old son identified the child’s biological father as a person of interest in the case Thursday, the same day they converged on two rural properties in the 10-day-old hunt. SENT: 220 words. With AP photos.

OREGON LEGISLATURE

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon House of Representatives will begin holding Saturday floor sessions next week. SENT: 370 words.

WASHINGTON HEMP PLANTING

SALEM, Ore. — Washington state farmers have committed to plant significantly more hemp than they did in the previous two years, officials said. SENT: 220 words.

BEND BULLETIN SALE

BEND, Ore. — The owner of the Bend Bulletin plans to dissolve the company and sell all seven newspapers in its Pacific Northwest chain, according to a liquidation plan filed in federal bankruptcy court Wednesday, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported Thursday. SENT: 470 words.

ENDANGERED WOLVES ILLEGAL KILLINGS

RALEIGH, N.C. — Illegal killings and longstanding political resistance have undercut the return of two species of endangered wolves to the wild, frustrating government efforts that already cost more than $80 million but have failed to meet recovery targets. By Jonathan Drew, Susan Montoya Bryan and Matthew Brown. SENT: 1150 words. With AP photos, video.

EXCHANGE HOSPICE PATIENTS-PETS

GALVESTON, Texas — Hospice Care Team, the coastal Texas provider of end-of-life medical support and care, is expanding its mission to include family members that sometimes are overlooked: the pets of hospice patients. SENT: 1080 words. With AP photos.

SPORTS

BKN--ALL NBA

NEW YORK — Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden were unanimous selections to an All-NBA team that could mean big payoffs for Damian Lillard and Kemba Walker. By Brian Mahoney. SENT: 590 words. With AP photos.

ALSO:

_PORTLAND OFFICER RESIGNS: Police commander resigns after drunk driving accusations.

_REDUCED SPEED LIMITS: Bill would allow cities to lower residential speed limits.

_OREGON AIRPORT MANAGER PROBATION: Former Oregon airport manager given probation for thefts.

_ROAD RAGE SHOOTING: Man involved in road rage shooting sentenced to 5 years.

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