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BC-Oregon News Coverage

March 14, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 6:35 p.m.

OFFENSIVE-LGBT LANGUAGE

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon House of Representatives has moved to scrub language offensive to LGBTQ Oregonians in a bill that also specifies that sexual orientation is not a physical or mental impairment. By Andrew Selsky. SENT: 440 words.

RAPE KITS

PORTLAND, Ore. — A new report says the elimination of Oregon’s backlog of untested rape kits has led to hundreds of new DNA profiles being added to a national database and multiple cases have been prosecuted. SENT: 230 words.

PORTLAND PROTESTS

PORTLAND, Ore. — A member of the right-wing Proud Boys group has pleaded not guilty to felony third-degree assault and misdemeanor fourth-degree assault. SENT: 430 words.

VACCINATION BILLS

AUGUSTA, Maine — A push to end non-medical exemptions for routine childhood vaccines required by schools and certain health care facilities is now in the hands of a panel of Maine lawmakers. By Marina Villeneuve. SENT: 570 words.

TRUMP NATIONAL MONUMENTS

Congressional Democrats and tribal leaders renewed criticism Wednesday of President Donald Trump for scaling back two national monuments in Utah following a wider review of lands protected around the country by past presidents. By Brady McCombs and Matthew Brown. SENT: 730 words. With AP photos.

ALSO:

JUDGE ACCUSED-ETHICS: Oregon judge faces ethics complaints over 2014 lawsuit.

HATE CRIME TRIAL PLEA: Oregon woman pleads guilty during hate crime trial.

MEDICAID FUNDING: Oregon Gov. signs funding package to pay down Medicaid debt.

EUGENE SHOOTING: Eugene police officer fires at suspect, no injuries.

The AP - Portland, Ore.