At-home COVID test

At-home COVID tests to be covered by insurance—but details still to come

Federal agencies are working on rules for how insurers will cover tests that now cost up to $25 each At-home COVID tests to be covered...
Gov. Kate Brown

Brown returns from international climate summit energized to push Oregon’s plans ahead

The governor sees even more possibilities for offshore wind-generated power to serve Oregon’s needs – and create coastal jobs Gov. Kate Brown wants Oregonians to...
Sara Gelser Blouin, Val Hoyle, Marty Wilde

DeFazio’s retirement decision triggers political watch for candidates; 2 declare to run

One Republican and one Democratic candidate so far have confirmed they’ll run in DeFazio’s 4th Congressional District when he retires next year. Others have...
Rep. Peter DeFazio

After more than three decades, U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio is done with Congress

DeFazio said he’s ready to throttle back and hike in Oregon, but other leaders say the state will feel his loss in the House By...
Oregon school

Despite closing decades-long funding gaps, Oregon schools say they need more money

A new state report credits the state for boosting local school funding – but school leaders say new stresses add cost State school and education...
Vaccine card

Oregon health officials work on voluntary digital vaccine card

The Oregon Health Authority plans to offer a digital vaccine card to Oregonians next spring. It is not a passport: The technology is designed as...
Ambulance outside hospital

Hundreds still languish in Oregon hospitals, waiting a place to go for continued care

Staffing shortages in skilled nursing facilities and other long-term care centers are causing bottlenecks that are bad for patients and companies Throughout the pandemic, hundreds...
Dr. Dean Sidelinger, Oregon’s state health officer

Oregon officials watching for Omicron, urge vaccinations, boosters ‘soon as possible’

No cases of the latest variation of Covid-19 have been reported in the U.S. – but they are expected The Oregon Health Authority said Monday...
Student at drinking water fountain

A year after state, tribes receive funds to test for lead in drinking water...

Tribal-run child care facilities and schools in Oregon will be tested for lead in the drinking water under a grant announced by the federal...
Empty classroom

Amid staff shortages, Oregon students with disabilities get short shrift

One senator is trying to accelerate investigations, solutions from the state Education Department when special education classes get cut, reduced In a recent Senate Education...
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