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BC--Oregon News Coverage Advisory

March 6, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 12:42 p.m.

MEASLES OUTBREAK-VACCINE EXEMPTIONS

OLYMPIA, Wash. — As health officials continue to monitor an outbreak concentrated in southwest Washington, the state House approved a measure that would remove parents’ ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption to vaccinating their school-age children for measles. By Rachel La Corte. SENT: 500 words. Will be updated.

WOLVES US PROTECTIONS

BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. wildlife officials plan to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, re-igniting the legal battle over a predator that’s run into conflicts with farmers and ranchers after rebounding in some regions, an official told The Associated Press. By Matthew Brown and John Flesher. SENT: 770 words. With AP photos.

RICHARDSON FUNERAL

SALEM, Ore. — Lawmakers held hands and sang “Amazing Grace” as part of their final tribute to Oregon’s late Secretary of State Dennis Richardson. SENT: 120 words. Will be updated. With AP photos.

SPORTS:

BKC--PAC 12 THIS WEEK

A look at things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference. By John Marshall. SENT: 500 words. With AP photos.

ALSO:

_CYLVIA HAYES ETHICS SETTLEMENT: Ex-first lady agrees to settle ethics charges for $44K.

_OREGON STATE THREATENING TWEETS: Ex-Oregon State student pleads guilty in tweet-threat case.

_CHILDREN-FOOD PROGRAM: Oregon seeks participants in summer food program.

The AP - Portland, Ore.