BC-Oregon News Coverage
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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 5:47 p.m.
SEATTLE — A winter storm pounded Washington state Friday, forcing the cancellation of 200 flights in Seattle as officials worked to get people off the streets and into shelters during the nation’s latest bout with winter weather. By Lisa Baumann. SENT: 660 words, AP Photos WATW105, WATW106, WATW108, WATW109 and WAET101.
OREGON I CAN’T BREATHE
SALEM, Ore. — Two dozen Democratic members of the Oregon House sharply criticized a Republican senator Friday for referencing the death of Eric Garner, a black man killed in New York by police, in a statement opposing cigarette taxes and using Garner’s last words: “I can’t breathe.” By Andrew Selsky. SENT: 640 words. With AP photos.
UNDATED _ Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden proposed legislation Friday that would give states a free hand to allow legal cannabis markets without the threat of federal criminal intervention, the latest push in Congress to bolster the nation’s burgeoning pot industry. The proposal, identical to a bill in the House, aims to ease the longstanding conflict between states where cannabis is legal in some form and the U.S. government, which categorizes marijuana as a dangerous illegal drug, similar to LSD or heroin. By Michael R. Blood. SENT: 426 words, AP Photos FX505-506.
MEASLES OUTBREAK-VACCINE EXEMPTIONS
OYLMPIA, Wash. _ Amid a measles outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in the Pacific Northwest, Washington lawmakers heard testimony Friday on a bill that would remove parents’ ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption to opt their school-age children out of the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. By Rachel La Corte. SENT: 613 words, AP Photos WATW501-506. AP Video.
MISSING HIKER RESCUED-ORDEAL
SILVERTON, Ore. _ An injured hiker rescued this week after 40 hours in the woods during a snowstorm said she huddled under a tree for protection from the elements, slept in a ball to avoid hypothermia and conserved her cell phone battery in case she got service, a newspaper reported Friday. SENT: 669 words. AP Photos pursuing.
STANFORD, Calif. _ No. 11 Stanford hosts No. 7 Oregon State. By Rick Eymer. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6 pm. PST
BERKELEY, Calif. _No. 3 Oregon visits California. By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. PST
_WINTER WEATHER OREGON: Snow, frigid temps on tap in Portland area.
_ FOSTER CARE AGENCY-THEFT: A federal jury has found a Portland woman guilty of stealing nearly $1 million from her Oregon foster care agency that was primarily funded by state and federal governments.
_ OREGON COLLEGE CLOSES: The Oregon College of Art and Craft will close its doors in May after a 112-year history after suffering from low enrollment and administrative turnover in recent years.
_ NAKED BODY-RIVER: A man who died after being found naked and in medical distress by the Washougal River in southwest Washington has been identified as a Minnesota man.
_ STORMWATER LAWSUIT: Six Oregon cities are suing the state Department of Environmental Quality over new stormwater discharge requirements they say will be too expensive for ratepayers and will drive up home prices.
_ SALEM OFFICER ARRESTED: An off-duty Salem police officer was arrested in Portland on methamphetamine and theft charges after police say he was caught selling stolen property.
_ NEW INTEL FACTORY: Permitting documents submitted to city planners show that Intel forecasts its new Hillsboro factory will grow the company’s Oregon workforce by about 9 percent, 1,750 more jobs in total.
_ SEA LION SHOOTINGS-REWARD: Federal officials are attempting to find the people who are killing sea lions near Seattle, offering a $20,000 reward for information to find the perpetrators.
The AP-Portland, Ore.