Federal promise of reserve COVID vaccines proves false, jeopardizing Oregon teachers, seniors

Oregon’s ability to begin administering vaccines to an expanded group of people in the coming weeks has been put in jeopardy after a promise from the federal government — that the state’s allotment of the drugs would dramatically increase — proved false. Source: Federal promise of reserve COVID vaccines proves false, jeopardizing Oregon teachers, seniors […]
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Oregon legislative session meetings postponed 2 days amid threats so no staffers have to report to the Capitol on or before Inauguration Day

Oregon legislative leaders have delayed by at least two days the session that was set to begin Jan. 19, so that no lawmakers or staffers will need to be at the Capitol in the days leading up to Inauguration Day when there could be violence. Source: Oregon legislative session meetings postponed 2 days amid threats […]
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Coronavirus in Oregon: State reports 1,152 new cases, 29 deaths 

The Oregon Health Authority on Thursday reported 1,152 new confirmed or presumptive coronavirus cases and 29 additional deaths.Thursday’s figures broke a streak of two days where the state reported more than 40 deaths. Source: Coronavirus in Oregon: State reports 1,152 new cases, 29 deaths – oregonlive.com

FBI in Oregon sets up command post to gather, share intelligence on potential threats leading up to presidential inauguration 

The FBI in Oregon has set up a command post in Portland to gather and share intelligence with local law enforcement agencies on any potential threats ahead of the presidential inauguration in the wake of last week’s deadly breach at the nation’s Capitol. Source: FBI in Oregon sets up command post to gather, share intelligence […]
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Oregon has almost 200,000 unused COVID vaccines. The state’s attempts to track them are a mess 

Oregon’s tracking system for COVID-19 vaccines is riddled with errors, new data show, raising questions about the state’s ability to efficiently get shots in arms and closely track bottlenecks as its urgent and unprecedented vaccination effort prepares to expand. Source: Oregon has almost 200,000 unused COVID vaccines. The state’s attempts to track them are a […]
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Oregon National Guard prepares to respond to civil unrest ahead of Biden inauguration

Oregon National Guard troops are readying to help law enforcement respond to potentially violent demonstrations around the state in the runup to President-Elect Joe Biden’s Jan. 20 inauguration. Source: Oregon National Guard prepares to respond to civil unrest ahead of Biden inauguration – oregonlive.com

Oregon equity group sends initial vaccine recommendations to state as influence reduced 

A state committee responsible for recommending the order of coronavirus vaccinations issued its first list Thursday, suggesting the state should prioritize people of color, refugees, adults under 65 with chronic health conditions, frontline workers, people living in multi-generational homes and those living in low-income senior housing. Source: Oregon equity group sends initial vaccine recommendations to […]
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Reservations error at state park campgrounds leaves unhappy campers across Oregon

An error in the Oregon state parks reservations system has left many unhappy campers across the state.The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department offered an apology Thursday, after its highly anticipated spring and summer campground reservations opened six hours early, leaving many prospective campers in the lurch. Source: Reservations error at state park campgrounds leaves unhappy […]
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Oregon’s land-use law may include environmental justice

Oregon’s 50-year-old land use law should be revised to include environmental justice goals, a group of legislators, environmental groups and local chapters of the NAACP said Thursday. Source: Oregon’s land-use law may include environmental justice

Oregon adds 1,152 COVID-19 cases Thursday, 29 new deaths

Oregon has reported 1,152 new COVID-19 cases, and 29 new deaths.That brings the cumulative case total to 130,246, and the death toll to 1,737. Source: Oregon adds 1,152 COVID-19 cases Thursday, 29 new deaths