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Oregon Digest Advisory

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A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Some TV and radio stations will receive broadcast versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

Oregon at 1:40 p.m.

SALEM SIDEWALK ORDINANCE

SALEM, Ore. — The City Council in Salem, Oregon, is debating an ordinance that would bar people from sitting and sleeping on city sidewalks. SENT: 280 words.

FORESTRY BUDGET

SALEM, Ore. — Officials at the Oregon Department of Forestry say just seven months into the state’s two-year budget cycle they’ve spent most of the money lawmakers approved for the entire biennium and now need an emergency cash infusion. SENT: 400 words.

SPORTS BETTING

SEATTLE — The chance to bet on sporting events is a step closer to reality in Washington state after a House appropriations committee approved a bill allowing tribal casinos to offer such bets. SENT: 350 words.

IN BRIEF:

—REVENUE FORECAST: Forecast shows increased revenue for Oregon

—WASHINGTON SHOOTING-VANCOUVER: Man accused in triple shooting at Vancouver apartments for seniors has died.

—ECOLA STATE PARK CLOSED: Ecola State Park in Oregon closed because of slide damage.

—FATAL SHOOTING SENTENCE: Vancouver man sentenced to 10 years for fatal shooting.

The AP-Portland, Ore.

The Associated Press

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