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BC-Oregon News Coverage, ADVISORY

May 4, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 7:30 p.m.

KILLING SEA LIONS-SALMON

BOISE, Idaho _ More California sea lions preying on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River below a hydroelectric project on the Oregon-Washington border are being killed under a revised policy, federal authorities said Friday. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 693 words, AP Photos.

PORTLAND-MARIJUANA TAX

PORTLAND, Ore. _ When Portland voters approved a 3% tax on recreational cannabis sales in 2016, they expected the funds would benefit marijuana business owners and individuals who were negatively affected when cannabis was illegal. A report from the Portland City Auditor reveals that’s not the case. By Meerah Powell of Oregon Public Broadcasting. SENT: 517 words.

OREGON WILDERNESS AREAS

SALEM, Ore. — After passing legislation earlier this year that applied the highest form of environmental protection to tens of thousands of acres and hundreds of miles of rivers in Oregon, Sen. Ron Wyden has returned with a new conservation bill. SENT: 320 words.

NEW YORK TRANSIT WOES

NEW YORK — The combination of a friendly face on a key House committee and a tentative, large-scale infrastructure agreement between President Donald Trump and Congressional Democrats has some advocates of a delayed, $13 billion rail tunnel project expressing cautious optimism that a funding logjam could show signs of loosening. By David Porter. SENT: 620 words. With AP photos.

SPORTS:

BKN-NUGGETS-TRAIL BLAZERS

PORTLAND, Ore. _ The Portland Trail Blazers host the Denver Nuggets as the playoff series shifts to Portland even at 1-1. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 600 words and photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. PT

BKN-TIPOFF

HOUSTON _ James Harden knows that the success or failure of the Houston Rockets falls on him regardless of what the rest of the team does in the Western Conference semifinals against the Golden Warriors. That burden, he says, is one that most people can’t understand but that makes him better, something he’ll need to be if the Rockets hope to avoid falling into an 0-3 hole on Saturday night when they host Game 3. By Kristie Rieken. 700 words.

ALSO:

_WOMAN KILLED-MEDFORD: California woman killed in Oregon motel, man arrested.

_TWO DEAD EUGENE: Police: 2 people found dead in Eugene home.

_ UNDERAGE HIRING-FINE: A Salem wildland-firefighting and roofing company has been hit with a hefty fine after violating overtime and record-keeping laws and hiring underage workers.

_ FARMLAND DWELLINGS: The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that dwellings on farmland can only be replaced if they were subject to property taxes within the past five years.

_ OREGON-WILDERNESS AREAS: After passing legislation earlier this year that applied the highest form of environmental protection to 10,000 acres in the Coast Range and 250 miles of rivers in Oregon, Sen. Ron Wyden has returned with a new conservation bill.

_ OREGON COAST-BODY FOUND: A man who was found dead on the beach in Yachats has been identified at 43-year-old Michael Clift.

The AP-Portland, Ore.