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BC-Oregon News Coverage

May 17, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 6 p.m.

SCHOOL MEALS EXPANSION

SALEM, Ore. _ Oregon lawmakers have approved the largest statewide expansion of the federal free lunch program, ensuring all students living up to three times above the poverty line will have access to free meals. SENT: 630 words. By Sarah Zimmerman.

OREGON WOLVES ENDANGERED STATUS

SALEM, Ore. — The gray wolf is on track for a remarkable comeback after being almost exterminated in the contiguous United States, but a Trump administration proposal to take the iconic symbol of the wild off the endangered species list has exposed divisions among states. By Andrew Selsky. SENT: 650 words. With AP photos.

FOSTER HOME LAWSUIT

PORTLAND, Ore. _ A lawsuit says Oregon child welfare officials ignored years of warnings when they moved a boy with a history of abusing younger children into the same foster home as two girls. SENT: 400 words.

FACEBOOK DATA CENTER

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ Facebook has more than doubled its New Mexico footprint with the purchase of more than 400 acres near its new data center, Los Lunas. But the company isn’t saying what it plans to do with the property. Facebook has consistently drawn parallels between the Los Lunas project and the company’s data center in Prineville, Oregon. SENT: 473 words.

FOAM-ENCASED KITTEN

HILLSBORO, Ore. _ A kitten that was encased in hardened spray foam is recovering after being rescued from a garbage can by an Oregon sanitation worker. SENT: 260 words. AP Photos LA404-405. AP Video.

KICKER TAX

SALEM, Ore. — House Speaker Tina Kotek is introducing a plan to halve cut the tax rebate Oregon residents receive. SENT: 340 words.

SPORTS:

BKN-TRAIL BLAZERS-WARRIORS

OAKLAND, Calif. _ Stephen Curry and the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors try to take a 2-0 lead on the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference finals. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Starts 6 p.m. PDT.

ALSO:

_NATIVE AMERICANS MASCOTS: Maine governor signs bill to ban Native American mascots.

_ EDUCATION TAX PACKAGE: Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed a sweeping tax package set to raise $1 billion a year for schools.

_ FRAUD SPREE-SENTENCE: A Chicago woman faces nearly four years for using fraudulent federal nutrition benefit checks to purchase nearly $220,000 worth of items at Kmart stores in 11 states.

_ DUI-SENTENCED: A man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for hitting and killing a Salem, Oregon, couple while driving drunk.

_ METH SENTENCE: Medford man sentenced to just over 13 years in federal prison for having and planning to distribute meth in Bend.

_ DEFENDANTS-MENTAL HEALTH: An advocacy group for people with mental and physical conditions has filed in federal court to ask a judge to hold the state in contempt over its treatment of mentally ill defendants.

_ PASTOR-DRUG SMUGGLING: Former Vancouver pastor granted second extension to explain why he’s appealing his drug-smuggling sentence.

_ OREGON EXPLOSIVES-GUILTY: Oregon man found guilty of assaulting two officers by igniting an explosive as a federal terrorism task force attempted to arrest him.

The AP-Portland, Ore.