Discussions are underway about using the former Wapato Jail as shelter to house the homeless and treat COVID-19 victims.
The idea is supported by owner Jordan Schnitzer, a developer who is working to open the facility as a homeless service center.
Dr. Renee Edwards, chief medical office for Oregon Health & Sciences University, said Wednesday that the university supports ordering Portland-area residents to stay in their homes and "shelter in place."
With the spread of the COVID-19 virus straining Oregon's economy and health care systems, legislative leaders are calling for a special legislative session to allocate money and pass laws to ease the outbreak's impact.
The Oregon Health Authority never conducted a basic internet search of candidates' backgrounds for a top state benefits administrator job last year, instead hiring James Raussen, who'd been caught in an ethics violation while an Ohio lawmaker and who subsequently quit his Chicago city job after a
The woman went into the restroom of Legacy Emanuel Medical Center a few weeks ago and cried.
She was due back at her $11-per-hour job as a medical scribe, a note-taking shadow of the doctor that she could have been. But she needed a few minutes to compose herself after an outright rejection from the director of internal medicine for a chance to apply for his residency program.