Tag Archives: Death/Deaths

‘Serious violation’ of safe-sleep rules preceded baby’s day care death, Oregon regulators say

Oregon child care regulators imposed first-of-their-kind restrictions Thursday on a Hillsboro day care where an infant died Jan. 6. The Office of Child Care found a “serious danger to the health and safety of children” and ordered Mrs. Williams Childcare, operated by Jeannette Williams, to stop caring for children younger than 2. Source: ‘Serious violation’ […]
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‘Booked And Buried’: The Scope And Scale Of Northwest Jail Deaths Revealed

For the past year, OPB and the Northwest News Network have been documenting the rising death toll inside county jails across Oregon and Washington. And the findings of that investigation have been staggering: more than 300 people dead in the past decade, jails struggling to keep suicidal inmates safe and rates of death on the […]
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Our view | A tip of the hat

A big tip of the hat to Pendleton City Councilor Scott Fairley, who died Tuesday while vacationing with wife Kimbra Cook and their son, Lieden, in Mexico. Source: Our view | A tip of the hat | Editorials | eastoregonian.com

Alcohol Deaths Have Risen Sharply, Particularly Among Women

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U.S. Alcohol-Related Deaths Rise, Especially Among Women, Study Says

Nearly 73,000 people died from liver disease and other alcohol-related illnesses in 2017, up from just under 36,000 deaths in 1999. Alcohol was even more deadly than illicit drugs, including opioids. More Americans are ordering more rounds, and that’s leading to more funerals, according to a new study on alcohol-related deaths. Looking at data from […]
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Locals react to loss of key player in Oregon biz world

Scott Fairley remembered as ‘huge asset to E. Oregon economic health’. Locals who worked with a Pendleton man who was a key player in Oregon’s business world at large and who was involved in Malheur County projects, too, expressed shock at the sudden loss of a man they consider both colleague and friend. Scott Fairley […]
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Flu kills 19 people, including 2 children, in Washington state

In Oregon, as of Dec. 28, one child has died from the flu or related complications. The state public health agency does not track adult flu deaths. Source: Flu kills 19 people, including 2 children, in Washington state – oregonlive.com

Inmate dies at EOCI on Tuesday

An inmate at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Pendleton died Tuesday, though the cause has not been released. Oregon State Police is investigating the death of James Allen Smith, 77, which happened in the EOCI infirmary, according to a press release. A medical examiner will determine the cause of death. Source: Inmate dies at EOCI […]
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Snake River Correctional Institution inmates die one day apart

Two men who were inmates at Snake River Correctional Institution died on Jan. 1. The deaths were unrelated, however, both men died in the same manner — while on hospice. Source: Snake River Correctional Institution inmates die one day apart | Local News Stories | argusobserver.com

Study finds opioid deaths are mostly accidental

Newly released data shows nearly all deaths from opioids are accidental. The analysis, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, puts a number on the death toll.It said more than 47,000 people died from opioid overdoses in 2017, but in roughly nine out of every 10 cases, it was an accident. Source: Study […]
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