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AP-OR--Oregon News Advisory,ADVISORY, OR

September 17, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 1:00 P.M.

COCA-COLA-CANNABIS

UNDATED — The Coca-Cola Company says that it’s “closely watching” the growth of the use of a non-psychoactive element of cannabis in wellness drinks. The statement Monday came after reports over the weekend that Coca-Cola was in talks with a Canadian cannabis company to create some type of infused beverage. Coca-Cola says no decisions have been made and declined to confirm the reports. The beverage giant’s interest is another indication of the growing acceptance of cannabis in mainstream culture. By Gillian Flaccus. UPCOMING: 450 words by 4 p.m. Pacific, AP Photos planned.

NIKE PURCHASE-RHODE ISLAND

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A Rhode Island town is considering asking its departments to refrain from purchasing Nike products, one of a number of governments that have called for boycotts in recent weeks. The president of the North Smithfield council is upset with Nike’s decision to use former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in ads. The ACLU says the town could be held liable for violating the First Amendment. By Jennifer McDermott. SSENT: 320 words. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF

—CHEF KILLED: Novelist accused of killing husband pleads not guilty.

—SALMON FISHING: Much of Columbia River closed to salmon fishing.

—CHIMP CHARGES: Chimp refuge settles safety violations, faces labor charges.

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