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BC-OR--Oregon News Coverage Advisory, OR

January 24, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 1 a.m.

SHUTDOWN-OREGON-BAILOUT

SALEM, Ore. _With the federal government shutdown in its second month, officials in Oregon are looking to help beleaguered federal employees, possibly with millions of dollars in assistance, authorities said Wednesday. By Andrew Selsky. SENT: 610 words. With AP Photos.

NATURAL GAS PIPELINE-PERMIT

MEDFORD, Ore. _ Jackson County commissioners are asking the state to block a proposed natural gas pipeline that would ferry gas over 229 miles of southern Oregon to an export terminal near Coos Bay. SENT: 477 words.

SPORTS:

BKC-PAC-12 THIS WEEK

UNDATED _The slumping Oregon Ducks have fallen to 2-3 in Pac-12 play and eighth in the conference standings, and any shot at making the NCAA. By Anne M. Peterson. SENT: 690 words. With AP photos.

ALSO:

_TEEN STABS MOM’s EX: Authorities say an 18-year-old fatally stabbed his mother’s ex-boyfriend on the Oregon coast when the man kicked in the woman’s front door and charged at her son.

_MEASLES-KING COUNTY: Health officials are investigating a suspected case of the measles in King County in which the man had traveled to Vancouver, Washington, where a measles outbreak is happening.

_ IMPAIRED DRIVERS-DEATHS: Data show that 11 people were killed in Oregon in 2017 in crashes involving drivers who had a blood alcohol level between the current legal limit and a proposed lower limit.

_ EUGENE-HOMELESS: Elected leaders for Eugene and Lane County are supporting an ambitious, expensive push aimed at lowering to zero the number of homeless people camping along local streets and in parks.

_ SHUTDOWN-ASTORIA: The City of Astoria is temporarily waiving water and sewer bills for furloughed federal employees who live there.

_ WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS-BANKRUPTCY: Western Communications, the parent company of The Bulletin, has filed for bankruptcy.

_ COLD CASE MURDER-REWARD: The Portland Police Bureau and the family of 28-year-old Andrew Patrick Hathaway are asking for the public’s help to solve his murder.

The AP-Portland, Ore.

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