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Tuesday March 9, 2021
Oregon May Have Enough Vaccines for All Willing Adults by April 21
For those still waiting for a COVID-19 vaccine, the last two weeks have brought good news. First, on Feb. 26, Gov. Kate Brown announced that every Oregonian would be eligible for a vaccine by July 1. Then, on March 2, President Joe Biden announced he expected to have enough doses for every adult in the country by the end of May. But there's another date that the Oregon Health Authority has b ...
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Tuesday March 9, 2021
Oregon and Washington differ on smokers' vaccine eligibility
PORTLAND, Ore. — As millions continue to wait to become eligible for the coronavirus vaccine, controversy continues over when certain groups of individuals, like smokers, are vaccinated. Oregon and Washington have two different approaches to determining when those who smoke will be vaccinated. The CDC lists smoking as an underlying condition that puts people at an increased risk for severe i ...
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Tuesday March 9, 2021
Oregon grocery union says Gov. Brown 'cut in line' to get vaccine
PORTLAND, Ore. — A union that represents grocery store workers across Oregon and Southwest Washington reacted to Governor Kate Brown getting the Johnson & Johnson shot this weekend, calling it a "vaccination stunt." Brown was vaccinated at an OHSU clinic in Scappoose on Saturday. The United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 555, which represents roughly 28,000 workers, says Governor ...
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Monday March 8, 2021
Mask burning rally in Idaho fans COVID-19 worries in Oregon
The protest event was promoted by the People’s Rights Network, a far-right catchall group organized by Ammon Bundy. Parents cheered Saturday on the steps of the Idaho Capitol building as children threw handfuls of surgical masks into a fire. Far-right groups and some lawmakers held similar demonstrations in more than 20 Idaho towns, seizing on growing impatience with COVID-19 restrictions. “He ...
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Monday March 8, 2021
2 Killed in Portland Crash
Authorities say two drivers were killed in a crash on the Glenn L. PORTLAND, ORE. (AP) — Authorities say two drivers were killed in a crash on the Glenn L. Jackson Bridge in Portland, Oregon. KOIN report s the wreck involving two vehicles on northbound Interstate 205 on the bridge was reported about 1 a.m. Monday. The Oregon Department of Transportation said one of the vehicles was heading i ...
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Monday March 8, 2021
Bomb Threat Arrest
On Sunday morning, at about 10AM, Keizer Police received a call from an employee at the Dollar Tree at 5014 River Road North, Keizer. According to the store employees, there was a man holding a black duffel bag behaving suspiciously. He told an employee that he had a bomb inside the duffel bag. Police arrested the suspect identified as Todd Randall Schneider, 56 years-old, of Salem. The bag had n ...
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Monday March 8, 2021
Oregon reports 211 new coronavirus cases and zero new deaths
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Health Authority said Sunday that there were zero new deaths to report and that the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic remained unchanged at 2,296. Health officials also reported 211 new virus cases, both confirmed and presumptive. There have been a total of 157,285 cases diagnosed in Oregon since the pandemic began more than one year ago. Hospitalizations a ...
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Monday March 8, 2021
No charges for driver who struck, killed Selma Pierce, DA says
SALEM -- Selma Pierce and her son Michael were out for an evening walk in early December less than a half mile from her west Salem home when she entered Doaks Ferry Road to cross the street. The sun had set on the chilly day, with a temperature around 42 degrees as the pair walked out of their neighborhood toward a road that leads to Highway 22 from the steep hills of west Salem. It was a wa ...
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Monday March 8, 2021
Oregon Is the First U.S. State to Have an Identified Case of a COVID-19 “Variant of Concern”
Oregon now has the distinction of being the first state in the country where the latest variant of the coronavirus has been discovered. Already Oregon has reported 11 documented cases of the United Kingdom variant of the coronavirus and one case of the Brazilian variant. But on Friday, The New York Times reported that Oregon Health & Science University had sequenced a case that was a U.K. va ...
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Sunday March 7, 2021
Second victim from Cully shooting dies
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A second victim from a March 1 shooting near Northeast Alberta Street and Northeast 55th, in the Cully area has died, Portland Police said Saturday. PPB: 1 killed, 1 injured in Cully area shooting Gunshots were reported in the area, just a few blocks away from Rigler Elementary School at around 10:20 p.m. last Monday. When police arrived at the scene, they found the fi ...
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Monday March 8, 2021
Woman Killed in Crash on Hwy 101 - Clatsop County
On Saturday, March 6, 2021 at approximately 1:00 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 101 near milepost 14. Preliminary investigation revealed that a southbound Dodge Ram 3500 pickup towing a large RV, operated by Donald Siglin (76) of Banks, crossed into the northbound lane and struck a Toyota Corolla operated by Hazel Nyberg (66) o ...
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Sunday March 7, 2021
n Saturday, March 6, 2021, at approximately 6:19 p.m., the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a man and a dog who had fallen overboard from a small fishing boat in the Swan Island Lagoon, an inlet of the Willamette River. Marine deputies responded, as did Portland Fire & Rescue, who dispatched several land units and a rescue boat to aid in the search. At approximately 6:45 p.m. ...

Friday March 5, 2021
Medical technicians' strike in Oregon could be the first of many
Today’s strike by medical technicians in Bend, Oregon in the United States could be the beginning of a labour organising trend among non-nursing healthcare professionals who have put their lives on the line during the coronavirus pandemic. As a registered respiratory therapist, Rachel Maida spent the past year caring for COVID-19 patients at St Charles Medical Center in Bend, Oregon in the Unit ...
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Friday March 5, 2021
Troopers called out after beach erosion threatens 4 homes on the Oregon coast
DEPOE BAY, Ore. – Erosion is threatening some beachfront properties in Lincoln County, prompting a response from Oregon State Police troopers on Thursday. According to officials, Depoe Bay Fire is talking with the owners of four properties that could be impacted by the erosion. “Never underestimate the power of nature,” state police officials said in a Tweet. The Lincoln County Emergency ...
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Friday March 5, 2021
Man receives 150 letters from Oregon Employment Department for other people's claims
PORTLAND, Ore. — Evan Cater moved into a new home about a month ago. He said he's been receiving dozens of letters every day from the Oregon Employment Department for jobless benefits. The problem: they're not for him. "We didn’t think much about it; we just put them back in the mailbox and sent them back," said Cater. But the mail kept coming. "Then we started getting them in very large ...
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Friday March 5, 2021
Here's where Oregon's 34,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses will go
PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon received more than 34,000 doses of the newly approved Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine this week. Now, Director Pat Allen is explaining the plans the state has for this first shipment. On Wednesday, Director Allen said in a weekly update with the House Committee on Health Care that almost 9% of Oregon's population is already fully vaccinated. These new Johnson & Joh ...
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Friday March 5, 2021
Proposal would increase Oregon minimum wage to $17 statewide July 1, 2022
SALEM, Ore. - Oregon lawmakers introduced a bill to increase the minimum wage statewide to $17 on July 1, 2022. Oregon currently has 3 separate wage zones for the Portland Metro area, standard counties and nonurban counties. The minimum wage is currently $13.25 in the Metro area; $12 in Lane, Linn and Benton and other "standard" counties; and $11.50 an hour in Coos, Douglas and other "nonurb ...
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Thursday March 4, 2021
Police Seek information on death of 57-year-old James Setty
PORTLAND, Oregon - Police are asking the public to help with information of 57-year-old James Setty or knew where he was living in Portland. Mr. Setty was killed in a stabbing which occurred on Saturday, February 20, 2021 on the east end of the Broadway Bridge. Detectives have released photos to help refresh people's memories, although just prior to his death his beard and hair were longer t ...
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Thursday March 4, 2021
Vancouver Free COVID-19 vaccination appointments available at Tower Mall
Vancouver, Wash. – Public Health is opening appointments for COVID-19 vaccination at the Tower Mall site to anyone who is eligible in Phase 1a or Phase 1b Tier 1. Over the last several days, Public Health has sent emails and called people who are on the county’s referral list to offer appointments at the Tower Mall vaccination site. However, many offers have gone unanswered and appointments rem ...
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Thursday March 4, 2021
For 2019, Oregon sees increased suicide rates across all ages, but youth deaths decline
PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon had the nation’s ninth highest suicide rate across all ages in 2019—a significant difference from the year before when the state was 17th in suicide deaths, according to suicide mortality data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Thursday March 4, 2021
VA Portland begins Janssen COVID-19 Vaccinations
PORTLAND, Oregon -  VA Portland Health Care System will begin COVID-19 vaccinations with the Janssen vaccine next week. This follows the recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Emergency Use Authorization for this vaccine.

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Thursday March 4, 2021
Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty Not Involved In Hit and Run Incident
PORTLAND, Oregon - An investigation into an alleged hit-and-run crash involving property damage has revealed that a Portland City Commissioner is not a suspect. On Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at about 11:24p.m., Portland Police responded to 13300 block of Southeast Stark Street on a report of a hit-and-run crash. The officer learned from the caller that her car had been rear-ended at about 4:48 p. ...
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Thursday March 4, 2021
Lincoln City Felon Sentenced to 17 Years in Federal Prison for Drug and Gun Offenses
EUGENE, Ore.—A Lincoln City, Oregon man with multiple felony convictions was sentenced to federal prison today for his role in a conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine in and around Lincoln City and illegally possessing a firearm, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Scott Erik Asphaug. Felix Daniel Garcia-Mendoza, 28, was sentenced to 204 months in federal prison and five years ...
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Tuesday March 2, 2021
Suspect Unknown: Teenager reports unwanted sexual contact
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Monday afternoon, a teen girl reported to police that at about 3 PM, an unknown male attempted to touch her sexually. The incident reported to have occurred near the 7800 block of Southeast Luther Road along the Springwater Trail She told police that she was fooled into making sexual contact with the suspect in a secluded location along the trail. The suspect was a stranger ...
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Thursday March 4, 2021
Donald becomes Oregon's newest Tree City USA
DONALD, Oregon - The northern Willamette Valley town of Donald (population a little over 1,100) has been designated by the national Arbor Day Foundation as Oregon’s newest Tree City USA. Donald joins 68 other Oregon cities and towns that have earned the designation.

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Sunday February 28, 2021
Serene and Surreal at Yachats, Where Oregon Coast Drama A Constant
YACHATS, Oregon - About halfway between Florence and Newport, this tiny town features boasts views in endless abundance. This decidedly rugged, even jagged part of the central Oregon coast features beaches that are primarily rocky slabs and shelves, surreal and pointy in many spots, with crevices and blowholes, all interspersed with tiny spots of sandy beaches comprised of rather large, coarse gra ...
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Sunday February 28, 2021
Small Quake Shakes Off Oregon Coast This Weekend As Another Rattles Alaska
(Bandon, Oregon) – A small earthquake shook off the southern Oregon coast early Saturday morning, clocking in at a minor 4.0 in magnitude. Meanwhile, a larger quake rattled parts of southern Alaska a bit later in the day, reminding some Oregonians of the quake there that caused a tsunami here in the '60s. (Graphic courtesy Pacific Northwest Seismic Network. Other recent tremblors are in yellow) ...
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Sunday February 28, 2021
After Oregon's Legal cannabis Sales Topped $1 Billion in 2020, State Economists Expect Slowing Growth
Deep inside an otherwise rosy state revenue forecast this week, state economists issued a cautionary signal on the soaring demand for legal cannabis, which generated a record $1.1 billion in Oregon sales last year. "Part of the large increase in sales since the pandemic began was likely due to increased stressors in everyday life and the fact other forms of relaxation and entertainment were lim ...
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Sunday February 28, 2021
Oregon movie theaters WILL SOON weigh virus, viability in reopening
When Drew Kaza heard recently that Oregon had reversed its ban on eating and drinking inside movie theaters, he rejoiced. “In a word, hallelujah,” he laughed. The change brought him one step closer to reopening his four-screen theater in Central Oregon, the Sisters Movie House. “It’s the concessions that really allow us to be an operating, profitable business,” he said. As the risk of ...
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Sunday February 28, 2021
Oregon reports 292 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths

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