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BC-Oregon News Coverage, ADVISORY

February 26, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 6:50 p.m.

MULTI-STATE CRIMES

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Two men suspected in crimes across three states, including a deadly Colorado carjacking, have been arrested, authorities said Monday. SENT: 450 words.

STUDENT LOAN PROTECTIONS

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s attorney general is joining a growing movement among states to protect those who take out student loans, introducing legislation that would crack down on student loan servicers like Navient and Nelnet. By Sarah Zimmerman. SENT: 460 words.

NORTHWEST STORMS

PORTLAND, Ore. — Schools throughout Oregon delayed start times or closed altogether as another round of winter weather hit parts of the Northwest, dropping a foot of snow (less than a meter) in areas including Eugene and Bend, producing slick roads and causing canceled flights at Portland’s airport. SENT: 560 words. With AP photos.

With WESTERN STORMS

RENO, Nev. — A fierce winter storm packing winds in excess of 100 mph (160 kph) and predicted to bring as much as 8 feet (2.4 meters) of snow to the Sierra Nevada barreled into the West Coast on Monday, toppling trucks, triggering power outages and temporarily closing the major highway near Reno. By Scott Sonner. SENT: 600 words. With AP photos.

CALIFORNIA VOLCANIC HAZARDS

LOS ANGELES — Nearly 200,000 people live, work or pass through California’s volcanic hazard zones on a daily basis, researchers said Monday in a report broadly assessing what could be at risk from an eruption. By John Antczak. SENT: 740 words.

IN BRIEF:

LIGHT RAIL LEG SEVERED: Jury awards $15M after light rail train severs woman’s leg.

FOOD CART EXPLOSION EUGENE: Eugene fried chicken food cart explodes; no injuries

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The AP - Portland, Ore.