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BC-OR--Oregon News Coverage Advisory, OR

March 12, 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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 1:45 p.m.

PREPAID BALLOTS

SALEM, Ore. — Gov. Kate Brown is pressing Oregon lawmakers to pass a measure paying for prepaid postage on mail-in ballots, a move she says would boost voter turnout in a state that boasts one of the highest electoral participation rates in the country. By Sarah Zimmerman. SENT: 420 words.

PORTLAND-PROTESTS

PORTLAND, Ore. — The mayor of Portland, Oregon, criticized local prosecutors and his own Police Bureau for not being more aggressive in arresting and prosecuting right-wing and left-wing protesters who frequently clash on the city’s streets. SENT: 360 words. AP Photos.

OREGON-SNOWPACK

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon’s snowpack — the amount of snow held by the mountains — was below normal in early February but a round of winter storms now has it above normal for much of the state, including the Willamette River Basin. SENT: 280 words.

TEEN DETENTION CAMP-FLORIDA

MIAMI — A Democratic senator from Oregon advocating against migrant youth detention camps says he toured a Florida facility and found children are being held there for too long in a restrictive environment. By Adriana Gomez Licon. SENT: 290 words. AP Photos.

TRUMP--NATIONAL MONUMENTS

SALT LAKE CITY — As Democrats in Congress prepare to scrutinize President Donald Trump’s review of 27 national monuments, most of the recommendations made by ex-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke remain unfinished, seemingly stuck on the backburner as other matters consume the White House. By Brady McCombs and Matthew Brown. SENT: 930 words. AP Photos.

SPORTS

BKC--PAC-12 TOURNMANENT PREVIEW

LAS VEGAS _ Washington should be in good shape for an NCAA Tournament bid. The Huskies would like to leave no doubt by earning the automatic bid that comes with winning the Pac-12 Tournament. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words by 1 p.m.

BKC--AP ALL PAC-12

LAS VEGAS - Washington defensive whiz Matisse Thybulle named Pac-12 men’s basketball player of the year by The Associated Press and Huskies coach Mike Hopkins coach of the year. Arizona State freshman Luguentz Dort was the newcomer of the year. By John Marshall. SENT: 550 words. AP Photos.

ALSO:

_HOLOCAUST EDUCATION BILL: Oregon Senate OKs requiring Holocaust education in schools.

_BLUE CROSS CONNECTION: Blue Cross insurers in N Carolina, Oregon to mix leadership.

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