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Rural Oregon Counties Pushing To Reopen Businesses Are Stalled By State

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Officials in rural Oregon are clamoring to reopen. They’ve crafted plans to resume business operations and revive their shuttered economies. But they’re stuck awaiting a green light from Gov. Kate Brown.

State Didn’t Help, But OSU Lab Found A Way Into COVID-19 Testing Anyway

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Specialists at Oregon State University’s veterinary laboratory wanted to put their state-of-the-art equipment to work testing for the coronavirus. Oregon needs more tests. But neither the Oregon Health Authority nor Gov. Kate Brown's office lent any support. A private company did.

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