BC-OR--Oregon News Coverage Advisory, OR
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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 1:45 p.m.
OREGON-MAIL VOTING-LATE BALLOTS
SALEM, Ore. — Days before last November’s elections, members of a political action committee in Oregon went door-to-door in Portland and its suburbs and collected filled-in ballots from voters, saying they’d mail them in. But about 100 of those ballots were mailed a day after the election. They were not counted and the secretary of state slapped a $94,750 fine on the PAC. By Andrew Selsky. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3 p.m. AP Photos.
SALEM, Ore.— Legislative leaders in Oregon released a conservative budget framework that includes program cuts despite projections the state will take in historic levels of revenue. By Sarah Zimmerman. DEVELOPING.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland House of Delegates has approved a measure to allow the terminally ill to end their lives with a doctor’s help. The House voted 74-66 for the bill Thursday. It now goes to the Senate. By Brian Witte. DEVELOPING.
PORTLAND, Ore. _ The Oklahoma City Thunder visits the Portland Trail Blazers in a game that could have playoff implications, with both teams knotted in third in the Western Conference with the Houston Rockets. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 600 words and photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.
_SEX ABUSE-SENTENCE: Oregon man sentenced for sex assaults against teen, woman.
_AMBIEN DEATH-LAWSUIT: Mother sues Oregon university over prescription drug death.
_MEALES OUTBREAK: Cost of measles outbreak: 800 students kept out of school.
_COLUMBIA RIVER BRIDGE: Washington Legislature moves to fund Columbia River bridge.
_WOLF ATTACK: 23 sheep killed in likely wolf attack.
_ENDANGED ORCAS-FISHING RESTRICTIONS: Officials considering restrictions over endangered whales.
_DESCHUTES-DA STAFFING: Without more staff Deschutes DA will prosecute fewer cases.
_OREGON-DAM SAFETY: Measure would rewrite Oregon’s dam safety rules.
_VACCINATIONS-NEW MEXICO: New Mexico sees uptick in children without vaccinations.
_FRED MEYER THEFT: Loss prevention manager found guilty of stealing $230K.
_SKI AREA CLOSED: Water main break forces closure of Mt. Bachelor ski area.
_SERGEANT STABBED-PORTLAND: Cops: Man with hatchet, knives stabs sergeant during arrest.
The AP - Portland, Ore.