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BC-Oregon News Coverage

May 19, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 1:30 p.m.

MARIJUANA-SOCIAL JUSTICE-STATES

NEW YORK _ Questions about marijuana and social justice have played a prominent role this year in several U.S. states’ debates about pot legalization. But other states and cities where recreational or medical marijuana already is legal have also endeavored to make up for the consequences and racial disparities of decades of policing pot. Efforts have included clearing convictions; trying to carve out a place in the burgeoning cannabis business for minorities, the poor and people with past pot arrests; and channeling pot tax money to communities where arrests were prevalent. By Jennifer Peltz. SENT: 860 words.

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HANFORD-WASTE TREATMENT

KENNEWICK, Wash. _ Two methods could be developed to treat some of Hanford’s radioactive tank waste that would cost significantly less than vitrifying it, or turning it into a stable glass form at the Hanford vitrification plant, according to a draft report by a panel of experts. By Annette Cary, Tri-City Herald. SENT: 775 words.

MOUNTAIN ROAD RESCUE

PORTLAND _ Oregon officials are crediting a woman with saving a man’s life after she stopped to see where skid marks led on a mountain road. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 2:30 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ SOUTHEAST PORTLAND SHOOTING _ Police in Portland say at least two people were shot at an event venue in southeast Portland.

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