BC-OR–Oregon News Coverage Advisory, OR

Editors, news directors:

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s news coverage is shaping up today in Oregon. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to Oregon News Editor Terrence Petty at (503) 228-2169 or tpetty@ap.org.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

HEALTH OVERHAUL-OREGON CANCELLATIONS

PORTLAND — A lawyer for the Oregon Legislature says the state insurance commissioner overstepped her authority when she allowed insurance companies to extend policies that had been canceled because they don’t meet minimum standards under the federal health care law. By Jonathan J. Cooper UPCOMING: 300 words by noon.

FROM AP MEMBERS

SOU RETRENCHMENT

ASHLAND — Southern Oregon University President Mary Cullinan says it will start cutting some faculty and programs next year in a process known as retrenchment, which permits cuts outside the faculty union contract Cullinan announced the cuts Thursday and said the goal is to trim $3 million to $5 million over the next three years to follow budget policies. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 1 p.m.

COLD SNAP-OREGON

PORTLAND — A winter storm accompanied by plunging temperatures hit Oregon on Friday. Snow is expected in all parts of the state, with accumulations ranging from 1 to 3 inches on the south coast to 7 to 10 inches in areas east of the Cascade Range. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING 250 words by 11 a.m.

IN BRIEF:

— CHILD SLAIN-ASSAULT RIFLE — Federal authorities are reported looking into the case of a 5-year-old Grants Pass girl killed by a burst of gunfire from the room below, where a man used an assault rifle as a crutch to get up from the couch.

— SEX TRAFFICKING — A 25-year-old Portland man was sentenced to more than 16 years in federal prison for transporting a teenage girl to several states for prostitution.

— UO GENDER BIAS LAWSUIT — A former University of Oregon doctoral student has lost her gender bias lawsuit against the university.

— POLICE SHOOTING — Oregon State Police say a Salem police detective driving south on Interstate 5 near Albany with a federal investigator shot and wounded a driver that the two officers stopped for reckless driving.

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