Tag Archives: Shortages

Delay at state autopsy lab slowing death investigations

Cause of death still unknown for Michael Hart, inmate who died in Multnomah County jail. A staffing shortage at the state’s autopsy lab is creating a log-jam for law enforcement — and delaying the completion of death investigations. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Delay at state autopsy lab slowing death investigations

Getting the new shingles vaccine can take some time because of shortages

A second dose of Shingrix is due within six months of the first, but don’t worry if it takes longer. Ann Dieffenbach got her first shot of the new shingles vaccine, Shingrix, at her CVS pharmacy in Bethesda on Feb. 25. It’s a two-injection series, the second shot recommended two to six months after the […]
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Oregon wildfires blaze, causing shortage of volunteer firefighters

When smoke was first spotted at Silver Creek Falls State Park in what became the Silver Creek Fire, the first firefighters on the scene were from the Drakes Crossing Fire Department, a department outside of Silverton that relies heavily on volunteers. Though fire crews from Oregon Department of Forestry and other agencies came to fight […]
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Worker shortage could be bad news for Oregon economy

Orders are pouring into Columbia Steel Casting in North Portland. With the national economy surging, manufacturers are eager for the company’s steel and iron components. There’s a problem, though: the economy is so good here in Oregon that Columbia Steel can’t find enough workers to accommodate the growing demand. Source: Worker shortage could be bad […]
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In Bend, child care may be harder to find than housing

When Wintress Lovering decided to return to work and started looking for child care for her young daughter in February, she heard the same response from several centers: they were full, but maybe she could try in the fall — of 2019. Lovering eventually found a program that will take her two children — a […]
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Water shortages expected in much of Oregon

The NRCS is advising irrigators to plan accordingly for water shortages, especially in southern and southeastern Oregon where the snowpack was the lowest this season. Low winter snowpack combined with a drier-than-usual spring and rapid snowmelt will likely translate into critically low water supplies across parts of Oregon heading into summer, according to the USDA […]
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With peak tourism season upon the North Coast, hospitality industry left with job vacancies

Affordable housing, lack of training factors in worker shortage. With the height of tourism season approaching, many in the restaurant and lodging industry will face throngs of visitors with incomplete crews. The worker shortage on the North Coast is a consistent but growing problem. With Clatsop County’s unemployment rate hovering around 4 percent, employers across […]
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NRCS Predicts Water Shortages In Oregon This Summer

Reservoirs may provide some relief to thirsty Oregon residents this summer, despite minimal snowpack and less-than-average rainfall. From NRCS: The June Water Supply Outlook Report from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service predicts water shortages across much of Oregon this summer. Unseasonably warm temperatures in May combined with a drier than normal snow season will […]
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Mylan Faces EpiPen Shortage as Slowing Sales Trip Up Its Results

Patients, pharmacists reported trouble tracking down EpiPen. Mylan NV’s EpiPen has been hard to find in some areas because of production problems, U.S. regulators said, as the drugmaker reported that declining sales of the lifesaving allergy-shot device weighed on its results. Source: Mylan Faces EpiPen Shortage as Slowing Sales Trip Up Its Results – Bloomberg

Teacher Shortages Linger in Many States

Arizona, Illinois and Minnesota are among the states that have sought to increase the supply of teachers by changing their licensure rules. All 50 states began the current school year short on teachers. And schools nationwide still are scrambling to fill positions in a range of subjects, from chronically hard-to-staff ones such as special education […]
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