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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

1:45 p.m.

REGON TRAIL THREATENED

LA GRANDE, Ore. — Construction of the Boardman to Hemingway (B2H) electric transmission line might do what Father Time's corrosive hand has not — destroy the last remaining remnants of the Oregon Trail in Union County. An AP Member Exchange by Dick Mason, The Observer. SENT: 1104 words. With AP photos.

WILDLAND FIREFIGHTERS-STUDY

BOISE — Researchers have expanded a health-monitoring study of wildland firefighters after a previous study found season-long health declines and deteriorating reaction times. Eighteen firefighters who parachute from airplanes are wearing advanced motion monitors this summer to track how they hold up. Researchers say firefighters might need better nutrition to stay fit and mentally sharp. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 870 words. With AP Photo.

HOMELESSNESS-PREVENTING DEATHS

SALEM — People in Salem's most vulnerable homeless population have three strikes against them: a chronic health condition, mental health diagnosis and substance addiction. The most likely outcome is to die in their 50s. More than 500 people experiencing homelessness in the Salem-Keizer area have been identified in this "tri-morbid" group in the past year, up from an estimated 200 in 2014. Studies show many won't get help in time. An AP Member Exchange by Natalie Pate, Statesman Journal. SENT: 1997 words. With AP Photo.

SPORTS:

CAR-INDYCAR-PORTLAND

PORTLAND, Ore. — IndyCar races at Portland International Raceway for the first time in 11 years. Will Power will lead the field to green. The Indianapolis 500 winner is one of three contenders chasing series points leader Scott Dixon for the championship. Power, Josef Newgarden and Alexander Rossi start 1-2-3. Dixon starts a distant 11th. SENT: 147 words. By Jenna Fryer. With CAR-INDYCAR-PORTLAND-THE LATEST

IN BRIEF:

— PORTLAND SHOOTING-ARREST: Police arrest suspect in fatal boat ramp shooting

— CRYPTOCURRENCY-UTILITY HIKE: Washington utility increases power rates for bitcoin mining

The AP-Portland, Ore.