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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
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IMMIGRATION HEALTH INSURANCE
PORTLAND, Ore. — A U.S. judge in Oregon on Tuesday granted a preliminary injunction blocking a Trump administration proclamation that would require immigrants to show proof of health insurance to get a visa. By Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 430 words. With AP photos.
SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS INVESTING
SALEM, Ore. — U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, a sharp critic of the Trump administration’s immigration policies, is urging the Oregon state employee pension fund to drop investments in prison companies where immigrants have been locked up by federal immigration officials. By Andrew Selsky. SENT: 670 words.
CASCADE SISKIYOU MONUMENT EXPANSION
SALEM, Ore. — A U.S. judge has ruled that much of President Barack Obama’s expansion of Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument just before he left office in 2017 was illegal. SENT: 310 words.
WINTER WEATHER BOMB CYCLONE
PORTLAND, Ore. — Northern California and southern Oregon residents are bracing for a ‘bomb cyclone’ that’s expected at one of the busiest travel times of the year. SENT: 330 words.
WINTER WEATHER TRAVEL
DENVER —Heavy snow and wind shut down highways Tuesday in Colorado and Wyoming, closed schools in Nebraska and forced more than 1,000 travelers to sleep overnight in Denver’s airport after hundreds of flights were canceled just as Thanksgiving travel moved into high gear. By Colleen Slevin and David Koenig. SENT: 1000 words. With AP photo, video.
CIGARETTE TAX CAMPAIGN SPENDING
PORTLAND, Ore. — Supporters of an upcoming ballot measure that will ask Oregon voters to raise the cigarette tax by $2 per pack say they have raised nearly $9 million. SENT: 280 words.
BKL–BAHAMAS SPORTS RELIEF
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Any concern about whether it was appropriate to be playing sports in the Bahamas while parts of the multi-island nation continue to dig out from devastation following Hurricane Dorian are quickly dismissed by officials. By Aaron Beard. SENT: 1040 words. With AP photos.
FBC–PAC 12 RIVALRIES
The potential drama of this season’s Civil War is diminished, the Big Game has already been played and the Trojans are all done — for now. By Anne M. Peterson. SENT: 850 words. With AP photos.
BKC–GRAMBLING ST PORTLAND ST
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Holland Woods had 20 points as Portland State defeated Grambling State 84-74 on Tuesday.
—WASHINGTON SHOOTING: 3 shot including gunman near Vancouver elementary school.
—TINDER RAPE CHARGES: Man charged with raping, kidnapping woman he met on Tinder.
—OSU EMPLOYEE HURT: University of Oregon employee injured in wave lab.
—TRIBAL WARMING CENTER: Umatilla tribe opens warming center for homeless members.
—ARSON FIRE ARREST: Man arrested in Portland arson fire that charred cars, homes, caused millions in damage. With AP photos.
—MAN FLEES POLICE CHARGES: Man charged after spending night in the woods with child, 3.
—KING TIDES STUDY: Citizens asked to document king tides for climate science.
The AP-Portland, Ore.