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BC-Oregon News Coverage

March 28, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 noon

LAW ENFORCEMENT-POT OR HEMP

PORTLAND, Ore. - The federal legalization of hemp in the U.S. has created a quandary for local law enforcement. Truckers can now haul hemp from state to state. But they’ve been stopped and sometimes arrested by officers who can’t tell whether they’ve intercepted a legal agricultural crop or a massive marijuana bust. That’s because hemp and marijuana look and smell alike, and the only way to distinguish them is by measuring their THC. Officers so far don’t have the testing technology to do that on the spot. By Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 1,100 words. AP Photos.

EDUCATION FUNDING

SALEM, Ore. — Lawmakers are moving forward with discussions on three potential tax options that would create hundreds of millions of dollars in additional revenue specifically for Oregon’s schools. SENT: 430 words.

SPORTS:

BKW--NCAA-PORTLAND

PORTLAND, Ore. While they don’t necessarily have a home court advantage for the NCAA Tournament’s latest round, the second-seeded Ducks have the next best thing. They’ve got a Sweet 16, and perhaps and Elite Eight game, just a couple of hours from Eugene. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 600 words and photos, by 4 p.m. PT.

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