BC-OR--Oregon News Coverage, OR
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.
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Oregon at 1 p.m.
GUN INITIATIVE-AGE LIMIT
SEATTLE _ Washington on Tuesday joined a handful of other states that ban anyone under 21 from buying a semi-automatic assault rifle after voters passed a sweeping firearms measure in November that has drawn a court challenge from gun-rights advocates. The ballot initiative seeks to curb gun violence by toughening background checks for people buying assault rifles, increasing the age limit to buy those firearms and requiring the safe storage of all guns. Only the age-limit portion of the measure goes into effect on Jan. 1; the rest becomes law on July 1. By Martha Bellisle. SENT: 500 words. With AP Photos
EXCHANGE-NEW OREGON LAWS
PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon lawmakers passed more than 120 bills during the short legislative session this year. Some of the most noteworthy laws, on issues such as taxes and drug price transparency, have already taken effect. However, many other measures take hold on New Year’s Day, from toughening penalties for domestic violence to making it easier for kids who spent time in foster care to get free college tuition. An AP Member Exchange by Hillary Borrud, The Oregonian/OregonLive. SENT: 630 words.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ The Portland Trail Blazers visit the Sacramento Kings. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m. PST
_INTERLOCK DEVICES-IDAHO LAW: An Idaho law has gone into effect that requires ignition interlock devices to be installed on the vehicles of first-time convicted drunken drivers.
_OFFICER INJURED-DRUNKEN DRIVER: Authorities say an Oregon police officer is recovering from minor injuries after his patrol car was struck by a suspected drunken driver.
_DUNGENESS CRAB SEASON: After a month-long delay, the Dungeness crab season is set to open in Oregon.
_MURDER CHARGE-ARRAIGNMENT: An Oregon man accused of killing his relative during a fight has pleaded not guilty.
_HANFORD CONTRACT-HPM: The Department of Energy has awarded a Hanford contract valued at up to $152 million to a Kennewick company.
_MOM METHADONE BABY-LAWSUIT: An Albany woman who is criminally accused of doping her 5-month-old baby with methadone faces a $900,000 lawsuit.
The AP-Portland, Ore.