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BC-OR--Oregon News Coverage Advisory, OR

May 3, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 7:15 p.m.

PIPELINE-EMINENT DOMAIN

A Virginia-based legal group is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to end what it says has become an abuse of eminent domain by companies that build natural-gas pipelines. Those cases have occurred in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Montana, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. By Mathew Barakat. SENT: 860 words. AP Photos.

HAWAII-BEER LAWSUIT

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii — The parent company of a Hawaii brewery agreed on a tentative settlement with the plaintiffs in a lawsuit over allegations that the company’s packaging and advertising misleads customers. Craft Brew Alliance Inc., which owns Kona Brewing Co., reported to investors last week that it expects to spend about $4.7 million to settle the suit. A federal judge in California has set a June 13 hearing to consider preliminary approval of the class-action settlement between the plaintiffs and Portland-based Craft Brew Alliance. SENT: 270 words.

SPORTS

BKN--TIPOFF

The Celtics and Trail Blazers have stolen home-court advantage in their respective second-round playoff series. Now they’re focused on keeping it as their series shift to Boston and Portland. By Kyle HighTower. SENT: 860 words. With AP photos.

BKN--TRAIL BLAZERS-KANTER

The NBA reacted in support of Portland’s Enes Kanter on Thursday, not long after the league’s Turkish-centric Twitter account failed to mention Kanter’s efforts in the Trail Blazers’ victory over Denver in Game 2 of the teams’ Western Conference semifinal series. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 440 words. With AP photos.

ALSO:

_WINTER STORMS-FUNDING: February storm damage priced at $30 million.

_CONVENIENCE STORE KILLING-KELSO: Man accused in Kelso clerk killing pleads not guilty.

_FATAL VEHICLE FIRE: Van fire deaths caused by propane BBQ used as heat source.

_HATE CRIME STABBING: Man accused in Portland stabbing faces hate crime charge.

_ASSAULT SENTENCE: Man pleads guilty in sexual assault case.

_BUS FUMES LAWSUIT: Suit: Idling buses spewed toxic diesel fumes into apartments.

_STABBING-POLICE SHOOTING: Man shot by police in Portland stabbing identified.

_DEATH ROW-OVERTURNED CONVICTION: Appeals Court overturns death row inmate’s conviction.

The AP-Portland, Ore.