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BC-OR--Oregon News Coverage, OR

December 29, 2018

Our news coverage plans. 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 5:35 p.m.

INTERNET OUTAGE

BOISE, Idaho _ Federal officials and at least one Pacific Northwest state say they’ve started an investigation into a nationwide CenturyLink internet outage that has caused 911 service disruptions. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 400 words.

PORTLAND HOTEL EVICTION

PORTLAND, Ore. — Attorneys for a black man who was kicked out of an Oregon hotel last week say they want a public explanation for why he was told to leave. Nearly a week later, the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Portland apologized Friday to Jermaine Massey on Twitter. SENT: 510 words.

SOCIAL WORKER-SURPRISE DONATION

SEATTLE - Alan Naiman’s unabashed thriftiness was comical, but his quietly amassed fortune and long-brewing last act baffled even those closest to him. The Seattle man was known to patch his shoes up with duct tape, hustle the grocery store deli at closing time for deals and take his best friends out to lunch at fast-food joints. And when the Washington state social worker died this year of cancer at the age of 63, the generous loner left most of his surprise estate worth $11 million to children’s charities helping the poor, sick, disabled, abandoned and those otherwise stuck in foster care, unbeknownst to those beneficiaries or his loved ones. By Sally Ho. SENT: 800 words. AP Photos.

PENDLETON DRONE RANGE

PENDLETON, Ore. _ A drone test range in Pendleton created full-time jobs and attracted lots of activity to the rural part of eastern Oregon, suggesting that the facility could have a long-term future. By Antonio Sierra of the East Oregonian. SENT: 650 words, AP Photos pursuing. Eds: An AP Member Exchange.

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BKC-PAC-12 PREVIEW

UNDATED _ No. 17 Arizona State enters conference play on a roll as most of Pac-12 missed on early opportunities. The conference could have as few as two NCAA Tournament bids unless a few more teams pick up the pace during the Pac-12 season. By AP Basketball Writer John Marshall. SENT: 854 words.

BKC-EASTERN OREGON-UTAH STATE

LOGAN, Utah _ Eastern Oregon plays Utah State at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

ALSO MOVED:

_ BAGBY BATHHOUSE-DEMOLITION: U.S. Forest Service officials say an iconic bathhouse in the Mount Hood National Forest has been closed and will be demolished this summer due to extensive rotting.

_ LEGACY HEALTH LAWSUIT: A new class-action suit filed in federal court claims Legacy Health hasn’t paid its nursing staff for all hours worked, including overtime, improperly deducted money from their wages and denied them meal and rest breaks as required by law.

_ SEWAGE RELEASE: Portland officials say that about 1,000 gallons of sewage flowed into the Willamette River near southwest Macadam Avenue and the public should avoid contact with the river for several days. With AP photo.

_ CENTRAL OREGON-CANCER CENTER: St. Charles will expanded cancer services in Redmond with a $15 million expansion that will add radiation treatment.

_ CENTURY LINK OUTAGE-OREGON: A county in southwest Washington state accidentally sent an emergency text message to residents of nearby Portland, Oregon after their 911 system was compromised by the CenturyLink outage.

The AP-Portland, Ore.

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