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Union reps and executives with Kaiser Permanente restart negotiations Monday, in hope of avoiding a massive nationwide strike next month.
Monday and Tuesday are the only two bargaining days scheduled between workers and Kaiser Permanente.
Cathy Markin is a lung doctor at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland. In 2011 she had a 42-year-old patient who came to her with serious breathing problems. She had suffered from a cough and a fever. She had also vaped for about seven months.
Legal officials in Oregon and Washington said their states have not agreed to a reported $12 billion settlement reached Wednesday between some 2,000 local and state governments and Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin.
Oregon and Washington lawmakers are calling out federal health agencies for inaction on vaping health problems.
A Portland hospice that opened nearly three decades ago for terminally ill people is closing its doors.
Health workers holding picket signs rallied in Vancouver, Washington, Tuesday evening as contract negotiations between nonprofit health care provider Kaiser Permanente and a coalition of unions remained stalled.
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.