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BC-OR--Oregon News Coverage, OR

December 27, 2018

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.

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Oregon at 3 p.m.

TOP STORIES-OREGON

Gov. Kate Brown’s election to her first full term was voted Oregon’s top news story of 2018 by Associated Press staff. Other top news items of the past 12 months included President Donald Trump’s pardoning of the ranchers whose imprisonment sparked a standoff at a remote Oregon wildlife refuge, a fatal cougar attack near Mount Hood and protests in Portland. SENT: 660 words. AP Photos.

LEGAL MARIJUANA-BANNER YEAR

PORTLAND, Ore. An Oregon Democratic congressman says 2018 was the year that the marijuana movement “crested.” U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, who’s been working for decades to overturn the federal ban on pot says, “It’s clear that this is all coming to a head.” In 2018, California became the largest legal U.S. marketplace, U.S. drug regulators approved the first marijuana-based pharmaceutical to treat kids with a form of epilepsy and billions of investment dollars poured into cannabis companies. By Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 1,120 words. AP Photos.

EARTHQUAKE PLANNING

BEND, Ore. — A new state report says Bend would be the center of the state’s emergency response in the worst-case scenario of a catastrophic earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone off the Oregon Coast. SENT: 470 words.

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