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BC-Oregon News Coverage

May 27, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 1 a.m.

SELLING SPOKANE

SPOKANE, Wash. - As the Seattle area becomes more crowded and more expensive, Spokane Mayor David Condon sees an opportunity to grow the state’s second-largest city. Condon has been visiting the Seattle area recently, selling Spokane as a place with an educated workforce, cheap housing, shorter commutes and lots of amenities. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 845 words. With AP Photos.

BAD FIRE SEASON

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Wildfire responders in Western Washington — including Skagit County — are preparing for a particularly bad wildfire season. With less precipitation than normal so far in 2019 and snowpack in the North Cascades depleting rapidly, conditions are already abnormally dry and much of the western side of the state has been declared in or at risk of drought. “It’s going to be a dry summer and any outdoor burns are going to be risky,” Skagit County Deputy Fire Marshal Mark Anderson said. “We saw that in March.” An AP Member Exchange by Kimberly Cauvel and Kera Wanielsta, Skagit Valley Herald. SENT: 1600 words.

IN BRIEF:

_MAY DAY PROTEST-NEW ARREST: — The woman accused of lighting fires in downtown Portland during the 2017 May Day protest was arrested again Monday.

_FARM WORKERS SICKENED: Twelve farm workers and ten others were treated at the West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell and decontaminated by a hazmat team on Sunday night.

_WILDERNESS TRAILS-PERMIT SYSTEM: Officials say accessing wilderness trails for the day in national forests in central Oregon will likely cost more than $10.

_WILDERNESS TRAIL CLOSED: One of Oregon’s most popular wilderness trails will remain closed into the beginning of this summer.

_PORTLAND-FATAL SHOOTING: Portland police are investigating a fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man.

The AP-Portland, Ore.

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