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November 26, 2018

Our news coverage plans. 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 1 a.m.

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EXCHANGE-RENAISSANCE TOWN PROPOSED

CATHLAMET, Wash. — In the next few years, visitors to a valley of dairies and ranches just north of here could be asked to keep their cellphones out of sight and ditch their 21st-century clothes for something a little more medieval. California natives J.D. Honore and Shira Rauh plan to turn 40 acres in the Elochoman Valley into the “Town of Taylor” — a living history museum, set in 16th-century Europe. Though it could be 20 years before their vision is complete, the couple already knows its major elements, including a two-story inn and a completely closed ecosystem for farming. Merchants, farmers and craftspeople would sell their wares at a year-round Renaissance fair. By Chloe Skaar, The Daily News. SENT: 1,035 words.

AMTRAK DERAILMENT-HEALING

DENVER — The progress is slow, marked by good days and bad ones. But Timmy Brodigan is making incredible strides 11 months after he nearly died in a train derailment. On December 18th 2017, the Northwest froze. Amtrak 501 derailed en route from Seattle to Portland. Three people died and dozens more were injured. By Gabe Cohen, KOMO TV. SENT: 400 words.

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BKN--CLIPPERS-BLAZERS

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Los Angeles Clippers visit the Portland Trail Blazers. By Erik Gundersen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m. PT

ALSO:

— DROUGHT-CHRISTMAS TREES — A Portland Christmas tree grower says his crop is sparse this year because of drought conditions.

— DB COOPER CONFERENCE — Mystery lovers and others gathered this weekend to discuss a common obsession — the infamous hijacker known as D.B. Cooper.

— HIGHWAY DEATH — Oregon State Police are investigating the death of a 73-year-old man who was struck by a truck as he retrieved belongings that had fallen on the road.

— COLUMBIA GORGE TRAILS — Seven trails in Oregon’s Columbia Gorge have been reopened for the first time since a massive 2017 wildfire.

The AP-Portland, Ore.

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