Category Archives: KATU

Oregonians support to-go cocktail options for businesses, survey says

Outdoor dining is helping some restaurants keep their lights on, but many people are still choosing to only order food to-go. In Oregon, if you want to drink something other than beer or wine, you have to get it on your own. Source: Oregonians support to-go cocktail options for businesses, survey says | KATU

Oregon agricultural workers hit hard by coronavirus pandemic

Officials in Umatilla and Morrow counties say the coronavirus pandemic is having a major impact on the people who help provide food for the rest of Oregon. On Thursday, Gov. Kate Brown announced Morrow County will move back to phase one reopening, and Umatilla County will move back even further to what’s called “baseline status” […]
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Oregon secretary of state nominees say vote by mail works, despite what Trump says

President Donald Trump went back on his word Thursday and now says he does not want to delay the November election. But one thing he’s not budging on is his belief that voting by mail isn’t secure. His statements in a proposed vote-by mail system have elicited strong reactions from both of Oregon’s secretary of […]
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Many unemployment claims stuck in separate review process, Employment Dept. says

The Oregon Employment Department says it is confident it will work through the backlog of unemployment claims from self-employed workers by the end of next week. However, the department says there is still a significant number of people stuck in a separate review process, called adjudication. Source: Many unemployment claims stuck in separate review process, […]
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Oregon educators push for stricter COVID-19 metrics before students return to classrooms

Oregon Governor Kate Brown released the state and county coronavirus metrics that must be met before students can return to traditional classrooms this coming school year. A group of educators, called Oregon For A Safe Return To Campus, say her metrics don’t go far enough when it comes to addressing COVID-19 concerns. Source: Oregon educators […]
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Oregon health officials investigating 76 cases of Salmonella linked to red onions

Oregon health officials are warning people not to eat onions from Thomson International, Inc., after 76 people in 13 Oregon counties have become sick with matching strains of Salmonella bacteria. Eighteen of the cases have been hospitalized, and none have died, according to the Oregon Health Authority. Source: Oregon health officials investigating 76 cases of […]
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‘Public Charge’ rule blocked during coronavirus pandemic, OHA says

The Oregon Health Authority announced a judge has issued new injunctions this week blocking the public charge immigration rule during the coronavirus pandemic. The injunction issued against the Department of Homeland Security prevents the agency from enforcing, applying, implementing, or treating as effective the “public charge” rule for any period during a declared national health […]
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Governor Brown promotes mail-in voting ahead of Nov. election

Governor Brown is promoting mail-in voting for the entire country ahead of the November election. This comes after President Trump suggested delaying election day on Thursday. Governor Brown says mail-in ballots have been a success in Oregon for the past two decades. Source: Governor Brown promotes mail-in voting ahead of Nov. election | KATU

Multnomah, Marion, Hood River counties added to coronavirus watch list

Governor Kate Brown announced that Multnomah, Marion, and Hood River counties have been added to the coronavirus Watch List. Source: Multnomah, Marion, Hood River counties added to coronavirus watch list | KATU

With little guidance, substitute teachers concerned about returning to classroom

Substitute teachers are preparing for the unknown, as the Oregon Department of Education has little to say on guidance for them as the school year approaches. KATU News has heard from substitute teachers in the region, who say they have some significant concerns about returning to the classroom. Jyoti Shah is a substitute teacher in […]
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