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OSU Extension Outdoor School provides resources for families during stay-at-home order

By CHRIS BRANAMOregon State University Extension CORVALLIS – The statewide Oregon State University Extension Service Outdoor School program is offering resources to engage children in learning about ...

Oregon faces budget woes with no date in site to lift restrictions

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A flattening of the number of coronavirus cases in Oregon should persist until at least mid-May, but modeling that shows what to expect beyond then is uncertain and its too soon ...

Governor releases $8M to food bank, joins WA, CA in economy reopening pact

PORTLAND _ Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday that Oregon will provide $8 million to the Oregon Food Bank, which is seeing increasing demand, during the coronavirus pandemic. The state will pay the ...

Some unemployed report filing issues in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — People who’ve lost their jobs during the coronavirus outbreak have continued to have problems with Oregon’s system to file for benefits. The Oregon Employment ...

Oregon's rural hospitals losing huge revenues, laying off workers

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Rural community hospitals in Oregon have seen huge drops in revenue with elective procedures banned due to the coronavirus outbreak and are having to lay off workers to survive, even as many beds sit empty.

Oregon jobless claims soar amid COVID, Yamhill County climbs by 1,277

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Initial unemployment claims in Oregon have spiked to more than a quarter-million in the past three weeks due to the new coronavirus, state officials said Thursday. The Oregon ...

Oregon schools closed through academic year due to virus

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown said Wednesday that Oregon's K-12 schools will remain closed though the end of the academic year due to the coronavirus outbreak, placing the state's more than 550,000 students and their teachers in uncharted territory as districts with vastly different resources plan for weeks of remote learning.

Gorge highway closure expanded after visitors trespass

PORTLAND — All public land is closed within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area because of the coronavirus outbreak, but that hasn’t stopped some people from showing up and trespassing ...

Gov.'s dine-in ban extended; COVID-19 advisory panel meets

PORTLAND — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown extended an order Tuesday prohibiting dine-in service at restaurants and bars as state officials reported four more deaths from the coronavirus. Oregon’s ...

Oregon receives ventilators, expired medical equipment

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's requests to the federal government for medical supplies to cope with COVID-19 have had mixed results. Officials requested 1 million N95 masks and received about ...

Oregon residents assemble 10k masks for health-care workers

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Hospital workers in Oregon are astounded at the community response to an effort to provide those on the front lines of the coronavirus fight with protective masks.

COVID-19 causes record jobless benefits claims in Oregon

By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press   SALEM, Ore. (AP) — As the COVID-19 pandemic claims more jobs, a record number of people in Oregon filed for unemployment insurance benefits last week, the ...

Outbreak causes record jobless benefits claims in Oregon

By ANDREW SELSKY Of The Associated Press SALEM — As the COVID-19 pandemic claims a record number of jobs, Oregon’s health officer shared good news Thursday: Modeling shows the state ...

Oregon health officer: Spike in virus cases can be averted

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — As the COVID-19 pandemic claims a record number of jobs, Oregon's health officer shared good news Thursday: Modeling shows the state won't see a huge rise in cases as long as stay-at-home orders are heeded.

COVID-19 leads to record jobless benefits claims in Oregon

 

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — As the COVID-19 pandemic claims more jobs, a record number of people in Oregon filed for unemployment insurance benefits last week, the state employment department reported Thursday.