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BC-OR--Oregon News Coverage, OR

April 2, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 1 p.m.

MARIJUANA PIONEERS-RELAXING RULES

SEATTLE — When Washington and Colorado launched their pioneering recreational marijuana industries in the face of federal prohibition, they imposed strict rules in hopes of keeping the U.S. Justice Department at bay. Five years later, lawmakers are on the verge of easing the rules at the behest of businesses who say Washington and Colorado’s industries risk falling behind. There are now 10 states that have legalized the adult use of marijuana, and many have taken a more permissive approach. By Gene Johnson. SENT: 960 words. AP Photos.

GUN HEARINGS

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon lawmakers hold two public hearings on gun legislation. By Sarah Zimmerman. DEVELOPING.

SPORTS:

BKW--FINAL FOUR COACHES

Baylor’s Kim Mulkey is finally back in the Women’s NCAA Final Four, and facing first-timer Oregon. The other national semifinal matchup has a couple of mainstays, with UConn playing Notre Dame. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 700 words, photos by 6 p.m. CT.

IN BRIEF

_KICKER TAX: Lawmakers vote to cut ‘kicker’ tax rebate by $108 million.

_COP IMPERSONATOR-SENTENCE: Cop impersonator gets probation for confronting woman.

_VANCOUVER PORT-CARGO RECORD: Port of Vancouver logs record-breaking cargo in 2018.