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BC-Oregon News Coverage

March 20, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 6:10 p.m.

IMMIGRATION STATUS-LEGISLATION

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon legislators heard testimony on a bill that would prohibit courts from asking defendants about their immigration status, a move advocates said would help encourage immigrants afraid of deportation to participate in the judicial system. SENT: 260 words.

HATE CRIME GUILTY

PORTLAND, Ore. — A jury on Tuesday convicted an Oregon man wearing a hat with white supremacist symbols of murder, a hate crime and hit-and-run in the death of a black teenager, who was run down in suburban Portland after an altercation in a convenience store parking lot. SENT: 440 words.

BISTATE GROUSE-OFF ROADERS

RENO, Nev. — Conservationists want a federal judge to allow them to join a legal battle over a type of sage grouse found only along the California-Nevada line in opposition to a lawsuit filed by off-road vehicle enthusiasts trying to overturn U.S. protections for the bird. By Scott Sonner. DEVELOPING.

SPORTS

BKN--MISSING MCCOLLUM

PORTLAND, Ore. — Damian Lillard is just going to assume that Portland won’t have backcourt teammate CJ McCollum through the rest of the regular season so that the Trail Blazers can respond to his absence effectively. By Anne M. Peterson. SENT: 560 words. With AP photos.

ALSO:

_STANDOFF ARREST: 2 week standoff ends with Oregon man’s arrest.

_PUBLIC RECORDS LAWSUIT: Teen sues city council president for hiding public records.

_RACIST ATTACK-SENTENCE: Man sentenced for racist attack on man at Longview bar.

The AP - Portland, Ore.