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BC-Oregon News Coverage

May 1, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 1:00 p.m.

SCHOOL FUNDING TAX

SALEM, Ore. _ The Oregon House will vote on a new tax on businesses to raise an additional $1 billion in annual revenue for its public schools. By Sarah Zimmerman. DEVELOPING.

WILDFIRE PROJECTIONS

SPOKANE, Wash.— The National Interagency Fire Center is predicting a heavy wildfire season for areas along the West Coast of the United States this summer. The Boise, Idaho-based center said Wednesday that most of the country can expect a normal wildfire season in the period from May through August. By Nicholas K. Geranios. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.

MAINE-FOAM CONTAINERS

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine has become the first state to ban single-use food and drink containers made from polystyrene foam, commonly known as Styrofoam. Oregon, Vermont and Connecticut are also considering banning such food containers statewide, and dozens of communities from Berkeley, California, to Seattle to Minneapolis to New York City have already passed their own bans, some of which date back to the late 1980s. By Marina Villenevue. SENT: 500 words. AP Photo.

SPORTS:

BKN--TRAIL BLAZERS-NUGGETS

DENVER _ Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets seek to seize control of their second-round series against Portland when they host the Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers for Game 2 Wednesday night at the Pepsi Center, where they’re an NBA-best 38-8, including the playoffs. By Arnie Stapleton. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 9 p.m. EDT.

ALSO:

_MAY DAY-NORTHWEST: May Day marches on tap in Northwest.

_PARKING LOT SHOOTING-SENTENCE: Man gets 30 years in prison for Walmart parking lot shooting.

_CRASH INVESTIGATION: NTSB probes crash of plane in southwest Washington.

The AP-Portland, Ore.