BC-OR--Oregon News Coverage Advisory, OR
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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 1 a.m.
SALEM, Ore. _Leaders of the Oregon Legislature spoke Friday about the need to bridge divides that exist in the state, days ahead of the start of the 2019 session. By Andrew Selsky. SENT: 810 words. AP Photos.
SALEM, Ore. _ An ailing U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service worker in Oregon who was running out of a treatment to keep her alive and couldn’t reach her employer during the government shutdown says she’ll get back her coverage that lapsed months ago. Jasmine Tool says she only had enough of a nutrient formula that she gets through a feeding tube to last through Friday. She says her employer told her she’d get her federally paid coverage reinstated Monday. By Andrew Selsky. SENT: 420 words, AP Photos LA408-410.
MENTAL ILLNESS-RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES
PORTLAND, Ore. _ The Oregon Health Authority has moved aggressively to overturn a contractor’s decision to force severely mentally ill patients out of state-funded residential facilities, a newspaper reported Friday. SENT: 550 words.
SALEM, Ore. _ A federal bankruptcy judge has allowed the proposed sale of the troubled Lost Valley Farm to proceed despite objections by Oregon agencies over who will clean up the dairy’s wastewater and manure. SENT: 312 words.
HELENA, Mont. _ Renewable energy and fossil fuel advocates made their case to Montana regulators Friday for how to boost the state’s electricity generation to make up for an expected drop in the region’s power supply as coal-fired plants are shut down in the coming years. By Matt Volz. SENT: 568 words.
ENDANGERED ORCAS PINK SALMON
SEATTLE — Over the years, scientists have identified dams, pollution and vessel noise as causes of the troubling decline of the Pacific Northwest’s resident killer whales. Now, they may have found a new and more surprising culprit: pink salmon. By Gene Johnson. SENT: 830 words. With AP photos.
VOTER REGISTRATION DATABASE
WICHITA, Kan. — The future of a much-criticized database that checks if voters are illegally registered in multiple states is up in the air after its patron, Kris Kobach, lost the Kansas race for governor and is out of elected office. By Roxana Hegeman. SENT: 840 words. With AP photos.
EUGENE, Ore. _ Nineteenth-ranked Arizona visits No. 5 Oregon at Matthew Knight Arena. By Ron Richmond. UPCOMING: 600 words and photos. Game starts at 6 p.m. PT.
PORTLAND, Ore. _ The New Orleans Pelicans have won four of their last six games going into Friday night’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers. By Erik Gundersen. UPCOMING: 600 words and photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. PT.
_HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY INVESTIGATION: Democratic senator asks FBI to investigate DHS secretary.
_ODOT DIRECTOR RESIGNS: Oregon transportation chief resigns after 13 years in role.
_ WOMAN KILLED-FIRST DATE: Deschutes County officials say a woman killed by gunfire Saturday in a Bend apartment and the man arrested in connection with her death were on a first date when she was killed.
_ MEASLES-OUTBREAK: Public health emergency declared over measles outbreak in southwestern Washington.
_ RESTAURANT STABBING: Employees at a Taco Bell in Hillsboro, Oregon, barricaded themselves in the back room and called 911 after an armed man forced his way into the eatery after it had closed for the night.
_ HUMAN TRAFFICKING CONVICTION: A Portland man has been convicted of multiple sex crimes after luring a 15-year-old girl from a bus stop five years ago.
_ BODIES FOUND-MOTEL ROOM: A man and woman found dead in a Grants Pass motel room may have died of a drug overdose.
_ GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-PUBLIC TRANSIT: The Sunset Empire Transportation District that services Clatsop County is struggling under the government shutdown.
The AP-Portland, Ore.