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Health Mar 25Rural America watches pandemic erupt in cities as fear grows
Those living in rural America fear the spread of the disease to areas with scarce medical resources, the social isolation that comes when the only diner in town closes its doors and the economic free fall that's hitting hard in…
Education Mar 14Americans brace for new life of no school and growing dread
Millions of Americans braced for the week ahead with no school for their children for weeks to come, no clue how to effectively do their jobs without child care, and a growing sense of dread about how to stay safe…
Health Mar 12Americans adjust to new life, hunker down amid virus
Parents were developing homeschooling plans for their children, while workers missing shifts amid widespread closures wondered how they would pay bills, and prepared for many weeks of financial difficulty.
Health Mar 01Authorities announce 2nd coronavirus death in U.S.
Health officials in Washington state said Sunday night that a second person had died from the coronavirus — a man in his 70s from a nursing facility near Seattle where dozens of people were sick and had been tested for…
Nation Feb 28Feds won’t allow Oregon dams to be removed to aid salmon recovery
A federal report said such removing the dams would destabilize the power grid, increase overall greenhouse emissions and more than double the risk of regional power outages.
Science Feb 05‘King tides’ documented globally show risks of climate change
Volunteers from New Zealand to the United States are helping scientists document what will happen to coastal communities as climate change melts the polar ice caps and sea levels rise.
Nation Aug 17Weapons seized at Portland right-wing rally, counterprotests
Police seized metal poles, bear spray and other weapons Saturday as hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon, in a situation the mayor termed “potentially dangerous and volatile.”…
Nation Jun 22Militia threat shuts down Oregon Statehouse amid walkout
The Oregon Capitol will be closed Saturday due to a “possible militia threat” from right-wing protesters as a walkout by Republican lawmakers over landmark climate change legislation drags on.
Health Mar 08An unvaccinated Oregon boy almost died of tetanus, CDC says
The 2017 case is the first case of pediatric tetanus in Oregon in more than 30 years and alarmed infectious disease experts who said tetanus is almost unheard of in the U.S. since widespread immunization began in the 1940s.
Nation Jan 26Measles outbreak grows in northwest U.S., 31 cases reported
The number of confirmed measles cases near Portland grew to 31 on Friday — an outbreak boosted by lower-than-normal vaccination rates in what has been called an anti-vaccination U.S. “hot spot.”…