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Michael Barton died in the Oregon State Penitentiary last year after catching the flu.
In a ruling issued Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Michael Mosman declined to find the state in contempt of a longstanding federal court order that dictates admissions for people with mental illnesses at the Oregon State Hospital.
The Oregon Health Authority released a proposal Friday for how it will deal with the backlog of jail inmates trying to get mental health treatment at the Oregon State Hospital.
A judge said Tuesday the Oregon State Hospital is in contempt of court because defendants ordered to receive treatment there instead languished in jail.
Give or take a few breaks, Kelly Howard has been on opioids for 17 years. She suffers from severe nerve pain and says opioids have enabled her to have a life.
Oregon just became the first state in the nation to allow dentists to offer any vaccination to a patient.
Minnesota and Illinois do allow dentists to vaccinate, but only for the flu and only in adults.
A federal judge in Portland said Tuesday he would grant a preliminary injunction preventing new Trump administration rules that could’ve taken funding away from certain abortion providers from going into effect.
Oregon now has a measles case in Marion County.
It is not linked to the outbreak in Vancouver, Washington, officials said. Instead, the person contracted the disease from someone who traveled to Salem from Illinois.