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BC-OR--Oregon News Coverage Advisory, OR

March 7, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 1:45 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.

BUDGET FRAMEWORK

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.

ASSISTED DEATH-MARYLAND

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.

SPORTS:

BKN--THUNDER-BLAZERS

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.

ALSO:

_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.