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BC-Oregon News Coverage

May 18, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 4 p.m.

GUNMAN TACKLED

PORTLAND, Ore. — Police released the identity Saturday of an 18-year-old student who was tackled after reportedly bringing a gun into classroom at an Oregon high school. The Portland Police Bureau said Angel Granados Dias had been booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on suspicion of possessing a firearm in a public building, attempting to shoot a gun at a school and reckless endangerment. By Gillian Flaccus. With AP Photos.

RECYCLING-INVESTMENTS

ALBANY, N.Y. — The halt on China’s imports of wastepaper and plastic that has disrupted U.S. recycling programs has also spurred investment in American plants that process recyclables. U.S. paper mills are expanding capacity to take advantage of a glut of cheap scrap. Some facilities that previously exported plastic or metal to China have retooled so they can process it themselves. And in a twist, the investors include Chinese companies that are still interested in having access to wastepaper or flattened bottles as raw material for manufacturing. By Mary Esch.

WIND TURBINES

Taylor Hays grew up watching her father fix wind turbines. She didn’t consider herself to be very mechanical. But she knew she wanted to work with her hands. So she decided to follow in her father’s footsteps. Hays is studying at Walla Walla Community College in southeast Washington to repair renewable energy equipment, like the wind turbines that dot the Pacific Northwest. An AP Member Exchange by Courtney Flatt, Oregon Public Broadcasting. 790 words.

PARADISE INN REOPENS

MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK _ The 79-room annex at Mount Rainier National Park’s Paradise Inn has reopened after a $25 million renovation. The annex reopened Friday after a 19-month closure, The News Tribune reported. The building is almost a century old and accounts for more than half of the hotel rooms in the park. 300 words, AP member photos planned

SPORTS:

BKN--WARRIORS-TRAIL BLAZERS

PORTLAND, Ore. _ The Golden State Warriors, having won twice at home without Kevin Durant, face a Trail Blazers team that squandered a 15-point halftime lead in Game 2. This is the first Western Conference final in Portland since 2000. Durant remains out with a calf injury. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 6 p.m.

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