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BC-Oregon News Coverage

February 28, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 1 a.m.

OBIT-RICHARDSON

SALEM, Ore. — Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, the highest-ranking Republican in Oregon state government, has died after a battle with brain cancer. He was 69. By Andrew Selsky. SENT: 860 words. With AP photos.

OREGON REVENUE FORECAST

SALEM, Ore. — Revenues in Oregon have soared beyond expectations, according to the state’s economic office, which could mean an extra tax credit for taxpayers next year. By Sarah Zimmerman. SENT: 540 words.

WESTERN STORMS

GUERNEVILLE, Calif. —Two communities in Northern California’s wine country were accessible only by boat Wednesday after a rain-swollen river overflowed its banks following a relentless downpour across an already waterlogged region. By Haven Daley and Olga R. Rodriguez. SENT: 740 words. With AP photos. With AP Video.

LAVA TOUR LAWSUIT

HILO, Hawaii — A group of sightseers injured by a “lava bomb” during a boat tour in Hawaii have filed a lawsuit. SENT: 300 words.

AMTRAK AVALANCHE

RENO, Nev. —Amtrak passenger train service between Reno and Sacramento, California, is unlikely to resume until at least Friday because of a lingering winter storm that sent an avalanche across the Union Pacific tracks in the Sierra Nevada, railway officials said Wednesday. SENT: 430 words. With AP photos.

SPORTS

TRAIL BLAZERS-CELTICS

BOSTON — Damian Lillard scored 21 of his 33 points in the second half and the Portland Trail Blazers beat Boston 97-92 on Wednesday night for the Celtics’ fourth straight loss. By Doug Alden. SENT: 540 words. With AP photos.

IN BRIEF:

_PORTLAND MOTEL MURDER CHARGES: Boy charged with murder in death of teen at Portland motel.

_DOUBLE MURDER-LEBANON: Man pleads not guilty to killing ex and man she was dating.

_HOUSING AUTHORITY LAWSUIT: Deputy director sues Northwest Oregon Housing Authority.

_COPS CARRYING KNIVES: Portland cops to no longer carry knives on outer vests.

_DOG ATTACK AIRPORT LAWSUIT: Suit: Emotional support dog mauls girl at Portland airport.

_TRAIL BLAZERS STUCK IN ELEVATOR: Portland Trail Blazers stuck in elevator going to practice.

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The AP - Portland, Ore.