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Oregon governor: Healthcare workers must get vaccinated or tested weekly for COVID-19

PORTLAND, Ore — Starting at the end of September, healthcare workers in Oregon will need to submit to weekly COVID-19 testing or show proof of vaccination. The new COVID-19 rules were announced by the governor's office and state health officials on Wednesday. The governor's office said the stricter guidelines for healthcare workers that have direct or indirect contact with patients or infectious materials were an effort to prevent the spread of the Delta variant.
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Unconscious man taken to hospital after being found inside SE Portland house fire

Portland Fire & Rescue crews have responded Wednesday to a house fire in Southeast Portland, where one man was found unconscious in an upstairs bedroom, officials said. Firefighters responded to the two-alarm fire call about 11:30 a.m. at a two-story home at Southeast 48th Avenue and Hawthorne Boulevard behind SpaceRoom Lounge, 4800 SE Hawthorne Blvd., and a few blocks from Mt. Tabor Park.
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Brown: Health care workers must be vaccinated or tested weekly

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Governor Kate Brown announced on Wednesday that she is ordering health care workers statewide to get vaccinated or face weekly testing for COVID-19. A 1989 Oregon law makes it the only state in the country where it is illegal to require vaccinations. Brown said she is...
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Advisories issued for Lacamas, Round lakes due to toxic blue-green algae

CLARK COUNTY, WA (KPTV) - Clark County Public Health officials are advising the public to avoid contact with water at Lacamas Lake and Round Lake in Camas. The health advisories were issued due to elevated levels of cyanotoxins from blue-green algae. Water samples collected from both lakes on Monday showed cyanotoxins above the threshold levels recommended by the Washington Department of Health, according to officials.
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Depth Chart Impact: Tobias Merriweather

The spring and summer months have provided Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly with a star-studded defensive class for the coming seasons. Today the offense made its most important strike in that regard with the pledge of six-foot four-inch, 185-pound Tobias Merriweather. The Union High School (Camas, Wash.) standout joins...
Portland, ORChannel 6000

Local hospitals facing blood donation shortages amid pandemic

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Local hospitals in the Portland area are desperate for blood donations as blood storages are running dangerously low. When indoor gatherings were banned at the beginning of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it meant no blood drives, resulting in blood shortages that remain to this day. It’s...
Clackamas County, ORpdxpipeline.com

Clackamas County School 2021 Employee Career Fair | Featuring Opportunities at 10 School Districts

Make a difference for kids and do meaningful work in our schools. Learn about job opportunities from classroom assistants and administrative roles to food service, maintenance and transportation positions at Clackamas Education Service District and Clackamas County’s 10 school districts — all in one place! There are so many ways you can support children in our schools.
Portland, ORUS News and World Report

Oregon Health Care Workers to Get COVID Vaccine or Be Tested

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon health care workers will be required to be vaccinated or undergo weekly testing, Gov. Kate Brown announced Wednesday. Officials say the new rule will apply beginning Sept. 30 — giving time for employers to prepare for implementation and for unvaccinated health care workers to become fully vaccinated.
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More wildfire smoke expected to move into region

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Wildfires in California are again pushing wildfire smoke in our direction on Wednesday. They are really starting to exhale smoke out into the atmosphere which is traveling north as you read this. Below is a loop of that shroud of smoke moving into Oregon. You can see the wildfires across the state line picking up steam and shooting smoke out, looking like a busy smokestack. Areas that will be most affected by the wildfire smoke include southwest Oregon. Smoke will be the most consistent here, also closer to the surface.
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‘Do you feel safe in Portland?’ PPA puts up billboards

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — “Do you feel safe in Portland?”. That’s the message on one of 3 billboards posted throughout the city through a campaign by the Portland Police Association, the union representing the police bureau. The PPA, a longtime critic of city policies concerning the police bureau, staffing and...
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Clark County, Wash., Faces More Pressure to Secure Elections

(TNS) — New to the Clark County elections office this year are little cages that surround the computers and locks on USB ports. It's the latest upgrade to an already secure ballot counting and processing system with many checks — a process that nationally has come under scrutiny since the last presidential election.
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Lawsuit: EPA failed to produce Oregon water pollution clean-up plans

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Portland-based non-profit environmental organization is suing the Environmental Protection Agency for its failure to step in after the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality allegedly did not provide water pollution clean-up plans for the last decade. Northwest Environmental Advocates says 3,741 bodies of water in Oregon...
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Police arrest man suspected in fatal Gresham shooting

Police on Wednesday arrested a man suspected of killing another man near a Gresham shopping center over the weekend. Rogers O’Brian Mitchell, 34, is accused of killing Anthoney La Ray Barber, 29, near the Halsey Crossing shopping center off Northeast 181st Avenue and Halsey Street. Gresham police were in the...