A 70-year-old veteran died Saturday at a Portland hospital from COVID-19, the first known fatality in Oregon as the number of people testing positive for the disease continues to increase.
The sound system crackled to life in the busiest emergency room in the Northwest.
“Code blue, three minutes, room seven,” came the announcement.
An ambulance was about to arrive at Salem Hospital just after 8 a.m. in late December.
Nearly a year ago, an email landed in Craig Pope’s inbox that would quietly destabilize the order that oversaw health care for about 100,000 people in the mid-Willamette Valley.
The Oregon Health Authority has confirmed a second case of measles in Marion County, health officials announced Tuesday evening.
Measles has been confirmed in a Marion County resident, county health officials announced Tuesday.
The patient is from Salem and is unvaccinated for measles, said Katrina Rothenberger, the county's public health director.
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Smokers paying higher taxes would help buy health insurance for low-income Oregonians under a plan being advanced by Gov. Kate Brown.
Brown is proposing tax increase of $2 a pack of cigarettes, currently taxed at $1.33.
Oregon’s public employees typically pay less for health insurance than their peers in neighboring states, a new study finds.