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BC-Oregon News Coverage

May 22, 2019

Our news coverage plans for Oregon. 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 6:35 p.m.

PENSION REFORM

SALEM, Ore. _ plan to rein in the growing costs of Oregon’s public pension system was sent to the Senate floor Tuesday after passing two key committees. By Sarah Zimmerman. SENT: 760 words.

TRAIN DERAILMENT-WASHINGTON STATE

SEATTLE _A 2017 deadly Amtrak train derailment in Washington state happened because the engineer lost track of where he was on the route and was going more than twice the speed limit when he hit a curve, federal safety investigators said Tuesday. SENT: 420 words. With AP Photos.

OREGON STATE HOSPITAL-BODY SEARCH

SALEM, Ore. _ Oregon will use ground-penetrating radar to search for bodies buried at the former Oregon State Insane Asylum. The Statesman Journal reports Tuesday that the facility, which opened in 1883, once had a cemetery -- but all the 1,500 bodies buried there were exhumed in 1913. SENT: 500 words.

FATAL CRASH-TRUCKING COMPANIES TRIAL

PORTLAND, Ore. — A federal jury in Oregon has awarded nearly $27 million in damages against two trucking companies and their drivers who lawyers say were involved in a road rage episode that killed a motorist. SENT: 530 words.

MICHAEL AVENATTI CHARGES

NEW YORK — Attorney Michael Avenatti said Tuesday he expects to be indicted in the coming days in New York, following his March arrest on charges he tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike. SENT: 240 words. With AP photo.

TRUMP-HEALTH CARE-RELIGIOUS BELIEFS

NEW YORK _Two dozen states and municipalities sued the federal government Tuesday to stop a new rule that lets health care clinicians decline to provide abortions and other services that conflict with their moral or religious beliefs. By Larry Neumeister. SENT: 450 words.

SPORTS:

BKN-TRAIL BLAZERS WRAPUP

PORTLAND, Ore. _The Portland Trail Blazers faced a number of challenges on the journey to their first Western Conference finals in 19 years.

But there was one they couldn’t overcome: The Golden State Warriors. By Anne M. Peterson. SENT: 820 words. With AP photos.

ALSO:

_PANAMA NIKE: Nike cancels Puerto Rico-homage sneaker with Panama design.

_LAWMAKERS SNAKE RIVER DAMS: Inslee OKs funding to study removal of Snake River dams.

_OREGON ELECTION SECURITY: Oregon Senate passes election-security bill on election day.

_ CAMERAMAN ASSAULTED-ACQUITTED: A jury has acquitted a woman of charges that she assaulted a TV news camera operator during a protest outside the Portland offices of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

_ WILDLIFE CROSSING: A groundswell of support for a wildlife tunnel south of Bend has generated more than half of what is needed for a $929,000 fencing project.

_ FATAL FALL: A 21-year-old Oregon State University student died after plummeting from a popular viewpoint along the Oregon coast.

The AP-Portland, Ore.

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