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BC-OR--Oregon News Coverage Advisory, OR

February 5, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 6 p.m.

WINTER WEATHER

SEATTLE _Winter weather pounded a swath of the U.S. West on Monday, closing schools, delaying flights and turning streets into sledding hills in coastal cities like Seattle that rarely get much snow. SENT: 650 words, AP Photos. With AP Video.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA-CHRONIC PAIN

UNDATED _ Chronic pain tops the list of reasons people give when they enroll in state medical marijuana programs. That’s followed by stiffness from multiple sclerosis and chemotherapy-related nausea. A new study out Monday wades into the data and finds most people officially qualify to use medical marijuana for conditions where the scientific evidence is the most persuasive. By AP Medical Writer Carla K. Johnson. SENT: 573 words.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA-ORGAN TRANSPLANTS

A bill proposed by Rep. Rob Nosse, a Portland Democrat, would prevent transplant doctors from recommending patients be removed from an organ waiting list because they use medical marijuana. By Jonathan Bach of the Statesman Journal. SENT: 1,011 words. AP Photos planned. Eds: An AP Member Exchange.

SPORTS

BKN-TRAIL BLAZERS-CAVALIERS TRADE

CLEVELAND _ The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded Rodney Hood to the Portland Trail Blazers. The rebuilding Cavaliers received guards Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin and second-round draft picks in 2021 and 2023. Hood is averaging 12.2 points and 2.5 rebounds. By AP Sports Writer Tom Withers. SENT: 342 words.

BKW-T25-WOMEN’S BKB POLL

NEW YORK _ UConn has dropped to fifth in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll after suffering its second loss of the season. That’s the Huskies’ lowest ranking in nearly 12 years. UConn lost to then-No. 3 Louisville last week and fell to its worst ranking since February 2007. Baylor is still No. 1 after receiving 25 of 28 first-place votes. Louisville moved up to second, with Oregon and Notre Dame rounding out top five. Miami entered the AP Top 25 and BYU fell out. By AP Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 472 words.

ALSO:

_ MEASLES OUTBREAK: Public health officials say there are now 51 confirmed measles cases in the Pacific Northwest and seven suspected cases.

_ OREGON-SECRETARY OF STATE-HEALTH: Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson says he will be scaling back in-office hours to rest and give his treatment for brain cancer every opportunity to succeed.

_ PAGEANT SETTLEMENT: The Oregon Department of Justice has reached a settlement with a couple over their handling of the Miss Oregon scholarship program.

_ MISSING HIKER: Search crews are looking for a female hiker who sent a text message to a family member saying she was hurt and who has not been heard from since.

_ MEASLES VACCINATIONS: Recent data compiled by Idaho health officials show about 3,800 school-age children in the state likely are not fully immunized for the measles.

_ WINNEBAGO PRODUCTION CHANGE: Winnebago Industries says it’s shifting to its Forest City, Iowa, campus the production of Class A diesel motorhomes from the company plant in Junction City, Oregon.

_ STATE OF THE UNION-OREGON: U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, an Oregon Democrat, says he will skip President Trump’s State of the Union address, as he has the two previous years.

The AP-Portland, Ore.

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