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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.

Brown Bans Sale of Flavored Vapes; Unflavored Pot Not Affected

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Responding to the rising alarm over vaping, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Friday issued a temporary ban on the sale of flavored vaping products and directed state agencies to identify and ban other vaping products that cause lung injury or death.

Brown Promises to Protect Oregon Health Plan from Budget Cuts

The governor promised to seek alternative revenues if Measure 97 fails while her Republican opponent would be willing to consider service cuts while keeping people insured. The Eugene debate also featured Independent candidate Cliff Thomason, who backs a sales tax that could lead to a single-payer health system as well as deal with current budget needs.

At the gubernatorial debated in Eugene on Thursday night, Gov. Kate Brown vowed to neither cut healthcare coverage nor cause eligible people to lose their Oregon Health Plan coverage, even if the Democratic-backed corporate tax increase, Measure 97, fails on Nov. 8.

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