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BC-Oregon News Coverage

May 23, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 6:15 p.m.

OREGON-RAVENS

PORTLAND, Ore. _ Environmental advocates in Oregon have criticized a state plan to kill more than 1,000 ravens to help save the greater sage grouse, officials said. SENT: 279 words.

COUNTERFEIT iPHONE SCAM

SALEM, Ore. _Over the span of two years, a Chinese national in Oregon sent devices that looked like iPhones to Apple, saying they wouldn’t turn on and should be replaced under warranty. He didn’t just submit a couple of the devices -- he delivered in person or shipped to Apple around 3,000 of them. By Andrew Selsky. SENT: 560 words. With AP photos.

WASHINGTON SANCTUARY STATE

SEATTLE — State and local authorities will now be restricted from asking about people’s immigration status, adding to a West Coast wall of states with so-called sanctuary policies. By Tom James. SENT: 720 words.

TRUMP FIRST RESPONDERS

WASHINGTON — Fourteen public safety officers were awarded the Medal of Valor by President Donald Trump on Wednesday, including eight who responded to a shooting at a southern California polling place. By Deb Riechmann. SENT: 530 words. With AP photos, AP Video.

TRUMP-NATIONAL MONUMENTS

WASHINGTON _ U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt says he has no plans for additional changes to national monuments as recommended by his predecessor, but says it’s ultimately up to President Donald Trump. The president has not acted on Zinke’s proposal to shrink two monuments in Oregon and Nevada and change rules at six others. SENT: 730 words. With AP photos.

ALSO:

_MAN ON CRANE: Police: Man in crisis climbs construction crane in Portland.

_ LIGHT RAIL LEG SEVERED: A judge has ruled that a woman who lost her leg when she dashed in front of a MAX light rail train is lawfully entitled to only $682,800 of the $15 million in damages awarded by a jury.

_ UNION PACIFIC LAYOFFS: Union Pacific Railroad filed notice this week with Oregon that it will lay off up to 195 employees at the Hinkle Rail Yard in Hermiston.

_ OREGON SHOPPERS-WASHINGTON SALES TAX: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that changes how the sales tax exemption for Oregonians shopping in that state works.

_ OREGON POPULATION GROWTH: A new report from the state says that in future years, Oregon’s population will mostly grow through people moving into the state rather than from new births.

The AP-Portland, Ore.

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