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Senate Bill 780 would protect hospitals and others from being sued for “acts or omissions” made because of emergency rules set by the government.
A bill introduced in the Oregon House would delay many facets of the Oregon Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance program by a year.
The university will require all in-person students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated starting this fall unless they have an approved exemption.
The latest positive case of COVID-19 means the House will delay voting on bills until April 26, according to House Speaker Tina Kotek, D-Portland.
In Multnomah County, homeless service providers are helping health officials identify and address barriers to vaccine access.
Oregon State University researchers have found the British variant, B.1.1.7, which is about 50% more contagious and likely more deadly, in Grants Pass an McMinnville.
The Portland metro area is not included — but counties across much of the state can start vaccinating “Group 7” right away.
The low case counts in Oregon and Washington are laudable, but they create an unusual position: The states may have a more difficult time achieving herd immunity to COVID-19.
The protest event was promoted by the People’s Rights Network, a far-right catchall group organized by Ammon Bundy.