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BC-Oregon News Coverage

February 27, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 1 a.m.

OREGON PIONEERING RENT CONTROL

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon will become the first state in the nation to impose statewide mandatory rent control after lawmakers passed a measure that will establish protections for people in the increasingly competitive housing market. By Sarah Zimmerman. SENT: 600 words. With AP photos.

STRANDED AMTRAK TRAIN

SALEM, Ore. — An Amtrak train with almost 200 people aboard hit downed trees during a blizzard and got stranded in the Oregon mountains for a day and a half, but passengers and crew banded together during the ordeal that ended Tuesday. By Andrew Selsky. SENT: 830 words.

AP APPOINTMENT WEST NEWS DIRECTOR

NEW YORK — Peter Prengaman, an award-winning multiformat global news manager, has been appointed to lead The Associated Press’ West Region. He started with AP in Portland, Oregon. SENT: 460 words. With AP photos.

TRUMP JUDICIAL NOMINEE

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s nominee for a lifetime seat on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was confirmed in a party-line vote Tuesday as Republicans broke a longstanding tradition by approving someone opposed by both of his home-state senators. By Lisa Mascaro and Gene Johnson. SENT: 650 words.

WESTERN STORMS

SAN FRANCISCO —Thousands of people in Northern California’s wine country were ordered to evacuate Tuesday evening shortly before a river reached flood stage as a winter storm dumped torrential rain and heavy snow that shut down major mountain highways. By Olga R. Rodriguez. SENT: 530 words. With AP photos.

LAVA TOUR LAWSUIT

HILO, Hawaii — A group of sightseers injured by a “lava bomb” during a boat tour in Hawaii have filed a lawsuit. SENT: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

_BORAX LAKE CHUB: Rare fish proposed for removal from endangered species list.

_ELK HOOF DISEASE: Washington says elk hoof disease found in Blue Mountains.

_TROOPER LAWSUIT: Trooper files harassment lawsuit against Oregon State Police.

_RAILROAD BRIDGE FIRE: Bridge fire shuts down train traffic across Columbia River.

_MULTI STATE CRIMES: Suspects in Western crimes charged in Utah bank robbery.

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The AP - Portland, Ore.