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BC-OR--Oregon News Coverage Advisory, OR

February 16, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 6:20 p.m.

PORTLAND-POLICE-RIGHT-WING-EXTREMISTS

PORTLAND, Ore. —The city of Portland, often in the spotlight for its liberal leanings, has been roiled by the revelation that a police lieutenant in charge of containing protests texted repeatedly with the leader of a far-right group involved in those demonstrations. By Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 800 words. AP Photos.

MEASLES OUTBREAK VACCINE EXEMPTIONS

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington state lawmakers advanced a measure Friday that would remove parents’ ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption to vaccinating their school-age children for measles as the Pacific Northwest struggles with an outbreak of the contagious virus. By Rachel La Corte. SENT: 380 words. With AP photos, AP Video.

ALSO:

_ALASKA FISHING CREW RESCUE: Fishing boat rescues 5 from life raft south of Aleutians.

_EUGENE-PAYROLL TAX: Eugene to consider payroll tax for public safety.

_GOLF CLUB ATTACK: Drunken golfers who attacked others get jail time.

_SEX STING OPERATION: Police: Man travels to have sex with underage girl.

The AP-Portland, Ore.