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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

3:15 p.m.


As temperatures rise in the U.S. West, so do the flames. The years with the most acres burned by wildfires have some of the hottest temperatures, an Associated Press analysis of fire and weather data found. As human-caused climate change has warmed the world over the past 35 years, the land consumed by flames has more than doubled. By Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer. SENT: 933 words, AP Photos.


SEATTLE — Forecasters and regulators say poor air quality will be common across parts of the Pacific Northwest this week as winds push smoke from surrounding wildfires into the region. Air quality alerts are in effect for much of Washington state through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. UPCOMING: 250 words.


BEND, Ore. — The legalization of recreational marijuana in Oregon brought a significant increase in pot poisoning in animals, a more serious problem than it sounds. Dr. Adam Stone, a veterinarian at Bend Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, was working at a Portland animal hospital when recreational marijuana retail sales became legal. An AP Member Exchange by Ellen Chandler, SENT: 1,200 words.


HOOD RIVER FIRE: Fire spreads to timber, forces evacuations near Hood River

FOSTER CHILD DEATH: Police investigate death of Springfield foster child