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BC-OR--Oregon News Coverage Advisory, OR

February 22, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 5:23 p.m.

OREGON-PIONEERING RENT CONTROL

SALEM, Ore. _ Faced with a housing shortage and skyrocketing rents, Oregon is poised to become the first state to impose mandatory rent controls, with a measure establishing tenant protections moving swiftly through the Legislature. By Andrew Selsky. SENT: 860 words, AP Photos FX401-403.

OREGON-VOTER REGISTRATION

SALEM, Ore. _Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday touted the success of the state’s unique automatic voter registration program, pointing to a new report that argues the “Oregon model” could be key to engaging millennial voters nationwide. By Sarah Zimmerman. SENT: 329 words, AP Photos LA401-402.

OREGON LAWMAKERS-DEMOTIONS

SALEM, Ore. _A leader of the Oregon Legislature demoted two lawmakers on Thursday for disrespectful and rude behavior as the statehouse struggles to make itself a more respectful workplace. By Sarah Zimmerman. SENT: 720 words, AP Photos.

SPORTS:

BKC-OREGON ST-UCLA

LOS ANGELES _ UCLA tries to get back to .500 when the Bruins host Oregon State, which won last month’s meeting by 13 points. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Begins 11 p.m. EST.

BKC-OREGON-USC

LOS ANGELES _ Oregon goes for a season sweep of Southern California, which lost by 21 points last month. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Begins 11 p.m. EST.

BKC-Y25--DUKE-WILLIAMSON FALLOUT

DURHAM, N.C. _ Soon after Zion Williamson’s shoe ripped apart, Nike’s stock price took a hit. The freak injury during Duke’s biggest game of the year immediately sparked debates about everything. They ranged from the shoe manufacturer to insurance issues and whether the likely NBA lottery pick should risk his professional future by continuing to play for the top-ranked-for-now Blue Devils. Duke had no further updates on Williamson’s sprained right knee. By AP Sports Writer Joedy McCreary. SENT: 1,110 words, AP Photos.

BKN-BLAZERS-NETS

BROOKLYN, N.Y. _ The Portland Trail Blazers visit the Brooklyn Nets. By Brian Mahoney.

ALSO:

_POLICE SHOOTING-VANCOUVER: Police officer who fatally shot teen in Vancouver identified.

_ OREGON HEMP: Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would establish a hemp commission in the state to raise money for research and promotion.

_ HEROIN TRAFFICKING-SENTENCE: A former Gardnerville man convicted of selling heroin as part of a drug ring at Lake Tahoe has been sentenced to up to six years in prison.

_ CONVENIENCE STORE ASSAULT: A Portland man has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for attacking a stranger because he thought the man had insulted him.

_ HOLOCAUST EDUCATION BILL: A proposed bill would require Oregon school districts to teach students about the Holocaust and other acts of genocide.

_ BIG DAIRY-SALE: The troubled Lost Valley Farm in northern Oregon has sold to its only bidder, and its herd has been auctioned off.

The AP - Portland, Ore.