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“This decision, which takes effect immediately, reflects the overall progress we have seen on the COVID-19 front here in Oregon,” Oregon Health Authority director Patrick Allen said.
On Tuesday the Portland Public Schools board will hear a staff recommendation to delay a proposed student vaccine requirement for at least six months.
Nurses and other health professionals at Kaiser Permanente in Oregon and Southwest Washington plan to strike, joining what could become a national work stoppage by nurses working for the health care giant.
More than 120,000 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children should be available in Oregon by early next week.
The lower-dose vaccine has received emergency approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The national advocacy organization Compassion & Choices and an OHSU professor filed a lawsuit alleging the requirement in Oregon's medical aid in dying law violates the U.S. Constitution.
Police officers are giving out few citations, and defendants aren’t taking advantage of the help for addiction that Ballot Measure 110 offers.
Judge Nan Waller ordered the state to pay $2,500 per day, per person as long as two people wait in jail for admission to the hospital.
Last week, Portland City Council unanimously approved a policy to allow city employees to take paid time off after the procedure last week.