Category Archives: KTVZ

Oregon reports 8 COVID-19 deaths, including 8th at Mt. Bachelor Memory Care

COVID-19 has claimed eight more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 383, including Deschutes County’s 11th death — the eighth among residents of Mt. Bachelor Memory Care in Bend, the Oregon Health Authority reported Thursday. Source: Oregon reports 8 COVID-19 deaths, including 8th at Mt. Bachelor Memory Care – KTVZ

New ‘gross earnings’ definition may help Oregon self-employed get benefits

New guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor gives the Oregon Employment Department more flexibility to set the definition of “gross earnings” for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance claims. Source: New ‘gross earnings’ definition may help Oregon self-employed get benefits – KTVZ

150 physician mothers urge Gov. Brown to prioritize schools, close bars and gyms

Dr. Rebecca Hicks, a Bend pediatrician, thinks the key to getting children back in the classroom is for people to stop going to the bar. Source: 150 physician mothers urge Gov. Brown to prioritize schools, close bars and gyms – KTVZ

Three Central Oregon hospitals to get $8.38 million in pandemic relief funds

St. Charles Redmond, Prineville and Madras among 20 statewide. Small rural Oregon hospitals have help on the way, with $50 million in grant funding coming from Business Oregon. A total of 20 rural hospitals, including three in Central Oregon, are receiving funds to help keep nurses and doctors employed amid rising costs and falling revenue […]
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Grant to help Latino Community Assn. aid individuals with COVID-19

The Latino Community Association said Monday it will join the fight against the spread of COVID-19 with a $108,265 grant from the Oregon Health Authority. Source: Grant to help Latino Community Assn. aid individuals with COVID-19 – KTVZ

Warm Springs artist, educator receives Governor’s Arts Award

Governor Kate Brown on Friday announced four artists and one organization as winners of the 2020 Governor’s Arts Awards, including a Warm Springs artist and educator. The awardees are Darrell Grant, a jazz musician and educator from Portland; Roberta J. Kirk, a traditional artist and educator from Warm Springs; John Laursen, a writer, designer, editor […]
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OLCC tells alcohol licensees: Keep your ‘distance,’ or you could face quick suspension

At a special meeting on Friday, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission approved a temporary rule requiring OLCC alcohol licensees to abide by the governor’s directives regarding facial coverings and social distancing requirements — or face the possibility of an immediate suspension of their license. Source: OLCC tells alcohol licensees: Keep your ‘distance,’ or you could […]
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ODA proposes new rules limiting use of insecticide

The Oregon Department of Agriculture convened a stakeholder workgroup that has developed new rules that reduce the unique risk and exposure to the insecticide chlorpyrifos. This workgroup membership included environmental advocates, farmworker health-and-safety organizations, public health and toxicology experts, and agricultural leaders. Source: ODA proposes new rules limiting use of insecticide – KTVZ

State adopts rules to develop more duplexes in single-family zones

The Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission has adopted a model housing code and administrative rules to guide the development of duplexes in medium-sized cities as part of House Bill 2001. Source: State adopts rules to develop more duplexes in single-family zones – KTVZ

OHA seeks contractors to help in COVID-19 testing at long-term care facilities

The Oregon Department of Human Services and Oregon Health Authority are putting the call out for organizations interested in helping the state implement its statewide plan to test all staff and residents of long-term care facilities. Source: OHA seeks contractors to help in COVID-19 testing at long-term care facilities – KTVZ