Hello! Here's a look at AP's general news coverage in Oregon. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Portland bureau at 503-228-2169 or apportland@ap.org.

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Oregon at 2:35 p.m.

LEGALIZED POT-INDUSTRY

SAN FRANCISCO — This week's announcement that the U.S. Justice Department was ditching its hands-off approach to states that have legalized marijuana initially sent some in the industry into a tailspin, just days after California's $7 billion recreational weed market opened for business. But for long-term pot purveyors accustomed to changing regulatory winds, the decision was just another bump in a long and winding road to proving their business legitimacy. By Paul Elias. SENT: 966 words. With AP Photos.

AP EXPLAINS-STATES RIGHTS

Lawmakers and others in Democratic-leaning states have been howling over the past year about actions by the Trump administration and congressional Republicans that they say have undermined states' rights. That includes promoting concealed carry legislation and attacking sanctuary status for immigrants to this week's decisions on legalized marijuana and offshore oil drilling. But it wasn't too long ago that the shoe was on the other foot, with Republican states pushing back against the Obama administration's intrusions on issues such as transgender rights and environmental regulation. By Ryan J. Foley and Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 1171 words. With AP Photos.

OSTRICH MEAT

BEND — The 8-foot-tall ostrich named Blue stuck his head over the fence at Central Oregon Ostrich. As he looked down, his dinosaur-like feet sunk into the dirt. When the flightless bird walked to the other side of the fence, his wide, feathered body swung back and forth with every step. Ostriches look prehistoric and are the largest living birds in the world. Michael and Danielle Lehman are the owners of Central Oregon Ostrich, a farm in Redmond where the exotic bird is bred for its meat. An AP Member Exchange by Macy Crowe, The Bulletin. SENT: 1006 words. With AP Photos.

FORECASTER RETIRES

PENDLETON — Veteran weather forecaster Dennis Hull predicts sunny days ahead. The prediction, defying the gray inversion clearly in view outside our windows, is a metaphor for his retirement that began Thursday. Hull retired after 39 years with the National Weather Service, almost 20 of them in Pendleton. An AP Member Exchange by Kathy Aney, East Oregonian. SENT: 750 words. With AP Photo.

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