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BC-OR--Oregon News Coverage Advisory, OR

May 15, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 6:50 p.m.

OREGON-VACCINE EXEMPTIONS

SALEM, Ore. — Critics blasted a decision by Oregon lawmakers that killed a bill aimed at getting more children vaccinated for measles and other preventable diseases in order pass a tax on large businesses, saying it jeopardized public health. By Sarah Zimmerman. SENT: 690 words. With AP Photos.

TRUMPETER SWAN

BEND, Ore. — At last, Gracie will have a second chance at love. The adored trumpeter swan at the Sunriver Nature Center has been alone since losing her mate, Chuck, on Thanksgiving Day in 2017, when he was illegally shot and killed by a young hunter on the Deschutes River northwest of Sunriver. But on Monday, she was introduced to a new mate, who was transported from the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary in Southwest Michigan. An AP Member Exchange by Kyle Spurr, The Bulletin. 830 words.

SPORTS

SALEM, Ore. — U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden wants to ensure Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter, a Turkish star whom Turkey wants arrested for his criticism of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will be able to safely travel to Canada for a possible NBA championship series against the Toronto Raptors. By Andrew Selsky. SENT: 560 words. With AP photos.

IN BRIEF

_FOOD STAMPS THEFT: Couple accused of stealing $100K from state in food stamps.

_RANCHING STANDOFF: Environmental groups sue to block grazing permit renewal.

_PORTLAND ST-ACTING PRESIDENT: Portland State picks acting president, raises tuition.

_CARSON RESORT-SEX HARASSMENT SUIT: Columbia River Gorge resorts sued for sexual harassment.

__OREGON-SHELTER THEFT PLEA: Oregon homeless shelter executive pleads guilty to theft.

_OREGON LAWYER-NOT GUILTY PLEA: Former Oregon attorney pleads not guilty to client thefts.