BC-Oregon News Coverage
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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 1:45 p.m.
SEATTLE _ A winter storm that blanketed Washington state with snow and forced the cancellation of about 200 flights moved south into Oregon as meteorologists warned Saturday that yet more was on the way. In Seattle, where heavy snowfall is a rarity, residents cleared out grocery store shelves and left work early Friday afternoon as the storm arrived. They awoke Saturday to find more had fallen overnight, and the National Weather Service said a storm warning remained in effect, with an additional 1 to 3 inches (2.5 to 7.6 cm) possible on Saturday and another storm in the forecast early next week. By Gene Johnson. Sent: 700 words. With AP Photos.
SCHOOL SHOOTING-RED FLAG LAWS
In the year since the Parkland shooting, states have seen a surge of interest in laws intended to disarm threatening or unstable people before they commit gun violence. Lawmakers in several states have passed or are pushing for legislation that would allow police or relatives to seek court orders requiring those who are deemed dangerous to surrender their guns temporarily. Known as “red flag” laws, they already are in effect in a dozen states and are being used with increasing frequency to seize firearms in the name of public safety. 1,000 words, photos, graphic.
With School Shooting-Red Flag Laws-Oregon
COUGAR KILLED: Game officials, Bend police track, kill cougar deemed threat
TEACHER-RAPE SENTENCE: Springfield Christian teacher gets prison for student rape
The AP-Portland, Ore.