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BC-OR--Oregon News Coverage, OR

December 8, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 6:30 p.m.

KILLING SEA LIONS

SEATTLE — A bill making it easier to kill sea lions that feast on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River has cleared the U.S. Senate. The measure would allow a more streamlined process for Washington, Idaho, Oregon and several Pacific Northwest tribes to capture and euthanize sea lions. By Phuong Le. SENT: 610 words. AP Photos.

BROWN-RURAL OREGON

SALEM, Ore. — Gov. Kate Brown’s proposed budget includes more than $247 million for rural infrastructure projects in Oregon and other increased spending to benefit rural residents. SENT: 360 words. With AP photos.

UN AMBASSADOR-NOMINEE MERKLEY

SALEM, Ore. — The top Democrat on a U.S. Senate subcommittee that oversees America’s relationship with the United Nations slammed President Donald Trump’s choice of a former Fox News host and current State Department spokeswoman to be ambassador to the world body. By Andrew Selsky. SENT: 240 words.

INMATE DEATH SETTLEMENT

PORTLAND, Ore. — A federal judge has approved a $10 million judgment against Corizon Health and other defendants, settling a lawsuit brought by the parents of a 26-year-old woman who died pleading for medical help while detoxing from heroin in an Oregon jail. SENT: 500 words.

CHURCH ABUSE-JESUITS

ST. LOUIS — Two Roman Catholic Jesuit provinces that cover nearly half the U.S. released the names Friday of more than 150 priests and other ministry leaders who were found to have “credible allegations” of sexual abuse made against them dating to the 1950s. Jesuits West, which covers 10 western states, said its internal investigation found credible allegations against 111 priests, brothers or priests in training who were connected to it dating back to 1950. No one on the list is involved in public ministry any longer, it said. By Jim Salter. SENT: 750 words.

SPORTS:

SOC-MLS CUP

ATLANTA - A city that has known plenty of sporting heartbreak is one win away from a championship. It sure has been a while. Atlanta hasn’t won a major professional title since the Braves captured the 1995 World Series. A 2-year-old soccer team has a chance to end the drought when Atlanta United hosts the Portland Timbers in the MLS Cup final Saturday night before an expected crowd of 73,000 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. By Paul Newberry. AP Photos.

SOC-MLS GARBER

ATLANTA — The commissioner of Major League Soccer wants his teams to get in the selling business. By Paul Newberry. SENT: 960 words. With AP photos.

ALSO MOVED:

_OFFICER SHOOTS PERSON-PORTLAND: Portland police shoot man at Fred Meyer store.

_SERIAL KILLING-CONFESSION TOSSED: Court upholds tossing man’s alleged confession to killings. With AP photo.

_PORTLAND TOLLING: Oregon asks for federal approval to toll 2 Portland freeways.

_AVISTA SALE: Analyst says Spokane-based utility remains takeover target.

_PORTLAND COP-RECKLESS DRIVING: Police commander pleads no contest to reckless driving.

The AP-Portland, Ore.

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