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January 9, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 6:23 p.m.

OREGON-HATE CRIMES

SALEM, Ore. _ Immigrants, Muslims, people of color, top law enforcement officers and state officials packed into a room to discuss the sharp rise of hate crimes in Oregon, and what to do about it. The “listening session” was organized by Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum’s task force on hate crimes to help craft legislation to strengthen the state’s hate-crime laws. By Andrew Selsky. SENT: 500 words. With AP photos.

REFUGE MANAGEMENT

SALEM, Ore. _ The federal government recently fended off attacks from all sides while defending its management of six national wildlife refuges against legal challenges from farmers and environmentalists. SENT: 312 words, AP Photo planned.

RENAMING NUCLEAR WASTE

PORTLAND, Maine — A group of nine Democratic state lawmakers from different coastal states announced Tuesday that they are going to use their coming legislative sessions to try to block attempts at offshore drilling. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 440 words.

OFFSHORE DRILLING BAN

PORTLAND, Maine — A group of nine Democratic state lawmakers from different coastal states announced Tuesday that they are going to use their coming legislative sessions to try to block attempts at offshore drilling. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 450 words.

ALSO MOVED:

_MISSING WOMAN-TRUCK: Crews find missing woman’s pickup in Willamette River.

_SALEM SHOOTING: 1 dead, 1 injured after shooting at Salem home.

_ SCHOOL SHOOTER-SUPREME COURT: The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review the nearly 112-year prison sentence of a man who fatally shot his parents before killing two students and wounding two dozen others at an Oregon high school more than 20 years ago.

_ MARIJUANA-PESTICIDE DRIFT: Oregon agriculture regulators have investigated 11 complaints of pesticides used on nearby properties drifting onto marijuana and hemp farms.

_ COLLEGE ADMISSIONS: Central Oregon Community College and Oregon State University-Cascades have teamed up to allow students to become admitted to both schools simultaneously in pursuit of four-year degrees.

_ FIREFIGHTING LEGISLATION: In the wake of a July fire that burned 80,000 acres of land in north-central Oregon, state Sen. Bill Hansell is introducing a package of bills that he thinks will improve firefighting efforts on farmland.

_ AVISTA SALE: Regulators in Washington state declined to reconsider their rejection of the proposed sale of Avista Corp. to a Canadian utility.

_ OREGON PARKS REPORT: A new report by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department calls for more funding for hiking and walking trails in urban centers.

_ OREGON POLICE SPOKESMAN-INVESTIGATION: Oregon State Police Captain William Fugate, the former agency spokesman, has pleaded guilty to harassment for grabbing the arm of his estranged wife and bruising her.

The AP-Portland, Ore.

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