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BC-Oregon News Coverage, ADVISORY

May 16, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 6:30 p.m.

OREGON-TAX REVENUE

SALEM, Ore. — As Oregon continues to rake in historic amounts of revenue, state economists warned Wednesday that budgeters should plan wisely as a recession could be over the horizon. By Sarah Zimmerman. SENT: 480 words.

OREGON WOLVES ENDANGERED STATUS

SALEM, Ore. — The director of Oregon’s wildlife department has told the federal government the state agency supports the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposal to take the gray wolf off the endangered species list, drawing fire from conservation groups and an Oregon congressman. By Andrew Selsky. SENT: 590 words. With AP photos.

OREGON SHIPWRECK FINAL MOMENTS

PORTLAND, Ore. — A crew member on a doomed Oregon crabbing vessel that sank in rough seas, killing all three aboard, sent desperate texts to his wife just before his death saying the seas were “real big” and he was putting on his life vest, according to testimony at a U.S. Coast Guard hearing Wednesday. By Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 750 words. With AP photos.

WASHINGTON-MEASLES

SEATTLE— Four new measles cases have been diagnosed in western Washington involving people who spent time at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, authorities said. By Lisa Baumann. SENT: 530 words.

OREGON-POLICE OFFICER

SALEM, Ore. — A policewoman survived being shot several times at close range by a motorist who was later arrested Wednesday at a nearby apartment in a capture operation assisted by around 100 law enforcement officers. By Andrew Selsky. SENT: 500 words. AP Photos.

OREGON-INSURANCE RATES

BEND, Ore. — Health insurers in Oregon continue to request smaller annual increases in health insurance rates from year to year and are expanding into new service areas — both signs the market is stabilizing. SENT: 340 words.

GENDER PASSPORTS

DENVER — Nine state attorneys general asked a federal appeals court on Wednesday to allow an intersex Colorado resident to get a passport listing the person’s gender as nonbinary instead of male or female. SENT: 270 words. With AP photos.

MURDER SENTENCE-OVERTURNED

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Justice will appeal a federal judge’s ruling that ordered the release or a new trial for Frank Gable, convicted of murder for the 1989 stabbing death of Oregon’s prison chief Michael Francke. SENT: 510 words.

SPORTS

FBC--SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE: Oregon State student gets prison in hotel worker kidnapping.

BKN--TRAIL BLAZERS WARRIORS PREVIEW

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors displayed that familiar swagger, celebrated in front of the home crowd as they so love to do and got contributions on both ends of the floor from up and down the roster. By Janie McCauley. SENT: 830 words. With AP photos.

IN BRIEF

_POT LOUNGES: Advocate: Bill to legalize pot lounges is dead.

_MOTEL KIDNAPPING: Oregon State student gets prison in hotel worker kidnapping.

_MILITARY DOG-TRAINER-REUNITED: Former military trainer, retired dog reunited in San Antonio.