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Oregon Health Authority Makes Change After Ridicule Over COVID-19 Clown Video

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The video, streamed live on Facebook, showed a sad-faced clown announcing the days pandemic case count and death toll.

Republicans Reap Top Dollars from PhRMA But Industry Donates To Democrats, Too

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The pharmaceutical industry has donated nearly $280,000 to state lawmakers and candidates in Oregon since the start of 2019, with five Republicans drawing the biggest sums.

Multnomah County’s New Public Health Director Is No Stranger To Pandemics

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Jessica Guernsey, who was involved in protecting the public against previous outbreaks, will lead the county’s response to COVID-19 and focus on trying to reduce health care disparities.

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