Category Archives: St. Helens Chronicle

Health Warning: Thompson International onions linked to Salmonella cases

State health officials are warning people not to eat onions from Thomson International, Inc., of Bakersfield, California, after 76 people in 13 Oregon counties fell ill with matching strains of Salmonella bacteria. Eighteen of the cases have been hospitalized, and none have died. Source: Health Warning: Thompson International onions linked to Salmonella cases | News […]
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New Details / Pandemic: Will surging cases keep schools closed this fall?

Governor Kate Brown will hold a press availability Tuesday, July 28, to discuss new COVID-19 health and safety metrics for school districts. Brown will be joined by Director Colt Gill of the Oregon Department of Education, Director Miriam Calderon of the Oregon Early Learning Division, and Dr. Dean Sidelinger from the Oregon Health Authority. Oregon […]
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Wildfire Season: Guard prepares

Firefighters across Columbia County are bracing for the summer and fall wildfire season just ahead. And the local crews will likely have assistance from the Oregon National Guard if the season heats up dramatically. Source: Photos / Wildfire Season: Guard prepares | News |

New Details / Oregon’s new pandemic mandates

New mandates to slow the rapid spread of COVID-19 in Oregon are in place today, Wednesday, July 15. The new steps come as the Oregon Health Authority reports the state’s COVID-19 death toll at 244 and 12,805 confirmed or presumptive cases of the virus. Columbia County Public Health reports 58 COVID-19 cases as of July […]
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Education: ODE releases LGBTQ2SIA+ Student Success Plan 

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) has released its LGBTQ2SIA+ Student Success Plan. The following is a release about the plan from the ODE. Source: Education: ODE releases LGBTQ2SIA+ Student Success Plan | News |

Fireworks: Multiple agencies issue safety advisory

“Keep it legal and keep it safe” when using all fireworks. Source: Fireworks: Multiple agencies issue safety advisory | News |

Pandemic: Governor announces new restrictions

Governor Kate Brown has approved Multnomah County, Oregon’s most populated county, for reopening on Friday, June 19. But Brown is also announcing new restrictions in an effort to slow the surge of the number of COVID-19 cases statewide. Source: Pandemic: Governor announces new restrictions | News |

Protecting Oregon’s Seniors: State agency issues advisory

To mark today as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation is reminding people to help senior citizens be on guard for financial exploitation. Increased isolation and loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic have exposed seniors to increased risk of financial scams. Source: Protecting Oregon’s Seniors: State agency issues advisory | News […]
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Column: Dear Oregon Veterans, ODVA Employees, and Partners

Those of us who once wore a military uniform swore an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States and the principles upon which our nation was founded: that all people are created equal, and that everyone has the basic human right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Source: Column: […]
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Reopening Columbia County: Phase 2 begins Saturday

As Oregon moves slowly toward a more normal economy and social setting under the governor’s reopening framework, Columbia County is one of 26 that will enter Phase 2 of the reopening. Source: Reopening Columbia County: Phase 2 begins Saturday