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No new COVID-19 deaths reported

No new COVID-19 deaths reported

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Multnomah County is still on track to apply to the state for Phase 1 reopening of the economy next week
New Oregon estimate: 20,000 infected with coronavirus, per…

New Oregon estimate: 20,000 infected with coronavirus, per…

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The state's newest epidemiological report says that a trend of declining infections and COVID-19 hospitalizations could reverse.
County, COIC give $35,000 in grants to 15 small businesses

County, COIC give $35,000 in grants to 15 small businesses

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Over the Edge Taphouse gives grant back so others can benefit. Money is for biz affected by COVID-19.
COVID-19 outbreak linked to seasonal workers in Multnomah,…

COVID-19 outbreak linked to seasonal workers in Multnomah,…

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A total of 48 workers have been diagnoses; officials say they likely contracted the illness before reaching Oregon.
Oregon: No COVID deaths for three days, 71 new cases

Oregon: No COVID deaths for three days, 71 new cases

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon Health Authority says state death toll remains at 148, but case count is now over 4,000 as of Wednesday, May 27.
Pandemic reveals Oregon's major child care problem

Pandemic reveals Oregon's major child care problem

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Difficulties that some care centers are experiencing could pose a problem as counties reopen.
Jefferson County Circuit Court Roundup for May 11-22

Jefferson County Circuit Court Roundup for May 11-22

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Alleged iPhone theft, man accused of waving rifle, firearm sentencing and ID theft sentencing
Employment Department working on backlog of 38,000 claims

Employment Department working on backlog of 38,000 claims

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Department has fourfold approach to increase processing of claims, including hiring more workers.
Some stimulus payments are coming by debit card

Some stimulus payments are coming by debit card

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Envelopes from Money Network Cardholder Services have prepaid debit cards from the IRS.
Police, Sheriff and Fire Logs

Police, Sheriff and Fire Logs

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May 17 - May 25, 2020 logs from the Madras Police Department, Jefferson County fire, sheriff and court.
Oregon reports no new COVID-19 deaths, confirms 18 new cases

Oregon reports no new COVID-19 deaths, confirms 18 new cases

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Confirmed coronavirus cases stand at 3,967 but positive test results remain low
Local, state, tribal officials plan for invasive species on…

Local, state, tribal officials plan for invasive species on…

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Practice scenario on Lake Billy Chinook gleaned from neighboring states; boaters should clean, drain and dry.
Fire calls

Fire calls

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A look at the Canby and Aurora fire department calls in the last week or so - pandemic, traffic, illegal burns
Warm Springs police focusing on Highway 26 over holiday…

Warm Springs police focusing on Highway 26 over holiday…

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Patrols will be watching for speeding, reckless driving and drunk driving. Closures are still in effect.
Spring chinook salmon fishing closed on Columbia

Spring chinook salmon fishing closed on Columbia

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Oregon and Washington won't set additional fishing after hearing from recreational and commercial interests.
Hass concedes to Fagan for Democratic nomination for…

Hass concedes to Fagan for Democratic nomination for…

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With most votes counted, one state senator beats another, but will face a GOP senator in the fall.
Inmate with COVID-19 dies in Oregon State Penitentiary

Inmate with COVID-19 dies in Oregon State Penitentiary

Portland Tribune - News
The Department of Corrections says another 148 in prisons have the coronavirus.
Self service at most Oregon gas stations ends on May 24

Self service at most Oregon gas stations ends on May 24

Portland Tribune - News
The temporary rule change allowing self-service at gas stations expires at midnight on May 23.
Fagan pulls into narrow lead over Hass in secretary of…

Fagan pulls into narrow lead over Hass in secretary of…

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The Portland-area state senator is now ahead by half a point in the tight Democratic primary.
State economists: Oregon budget has a $3 billion gap

State economists: Oregon budget has a $3 billion gap

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Gov. Brown says federal aid must be coupled with spending cuts to cushion blow on vital state services and schools.
13-year-old makes art for East Cascade residents

13-year-old makes art for East Cascade residents

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Breanna Lacey and her mother, Stacy, gathered funds to make 60 care packages for retirement community.
Warm Springs leader Ken Smith dies at 85

Warm Springs leader Ken Smith dies at 85

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Smith was one of the most influential leaders of the century in Central Oregon.
Deer Ridge, county jail have no COVID-19 cases

Deer Ridge, county jail have no COVID-19 cases

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Both facilities are taking precautions to protect inmates and staff, including distancing and limited numbers.
Mosaic Medical has hotline to sign up for OHP

Mosaic Medical has hotline to sign up for OHP

Madras Pioneer - News
Eligibility is based on current income, so many people out of work now qualify.
Pelton Park to open Friday

Pelton Park to open Friday

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Some restrictions will remain in place. It's one of 3 PGE parks that will allow some use over holiday weekend.
MAC Rec District hopes for Phase 2 restart

MAC Rec District hopes for Phase 2 restart

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Flag football and soccer are among the possibilities during Phase 2; the pool is up to health and county officials.
Museum at Warm Springs closed at least through May 29

Museum at Warm Springs closed at least through May 29

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Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, The Museum At Warm Springs has been closed to the public since March 18. The Museum's staff is on…
Public health shutdown leaves Oregon's jobs in a big hole

Public health shutdown leaves Oregon's jobs in a big hole

Madras Pioneer - News
State loses nearly 300,000 jobs since mid-March's stay-home order to stop spread of deadly illness.
Jefferson County results for state races

Jefferson County results for state races

Madras Pioneer - News
Cliff Bentz is leading the Republican race for the 2nd Congressional District. Here's a look at county votes.
Court: Oregon governor's stay-at-home rules still in effect

Court: Oregon governor's stay-at-home rules still in effect

Portland Tribune - News
The Supreme Court put on hold a Baker County ruling, sought by churches, to overturn orders on constitutional grounds.

City of Madras gives $191K to local businesses

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City of Madras gives $191K to local businesses
82 businesses qualified for grants. The city will now look at ways to help businesses with reopening.

Utilities warn of COVID-19 scammers

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Utilities warn of COVID-19 scammers
Utility companies aren't cutting people's service off for late payment during the pandemic.

Phase 1 reopening guidelines

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Phase 1 reopening guidelines
Jefferson County is among those approved to start the reopening process. Here are some of the new rules:

Woman seriously injured after crashing into barrier

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Woman seriously injured after crashing into barrier
The 24-year-old sped off after a fight, slamming head into a barrier that was blocking Elk Drive, which is closed.

Gas line replacement leads to lane closure

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Gas line replacement leads to lane closure
One lane of Loucks Road will be closed through June 13 while the gas line is replaced.

Jefferson County to start reopening May 15

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Jefferson County to start reopening May 15
Governor's office approved application after initial review; phase 1 regulations will be in place

Jefferson County reopening being reviewed

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Jefferson County reopening being reviewed
County was one of three that must give additional information before starting reopening process.

Brown to announce which counties can start reopening

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Brown to announce which counties can start reopening
Here's how to watch and see if Jefferson County will get to start Phase 1 reopening Friday.

OSU Master Gardener program offering free online…

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OSU Master Gardener program offering free online…
Extension service offers how-to tips, gardening advice for anyone who wants to learn

Pamplin helping local businesses double their…

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Pamplin helping local businesses double their…
Matching advertising fund increased to $2.6 million after hundreds of local businesses, non-profits and business associations apply for help

Oregon child contracts COVID-related respiratory…

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Oregon child contracts COVID-related respiratory…
Health officials say girl is being treated for pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome

CARES Act now includes self-employed, contract…

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CARES Act now includes self-employed, contract…
People who usually don't qualify for unemployment benefits may under special rules.

Gladstone reopens Meldrum Bar Park to vehicles

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Gladstone reopens Meldrum Bar Park to vehicles
Mayor warns that police department will be patrolling boat ramp to check for social distancing

The count must go on, as census operations pick…

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The count must go on, as census operations pick…
U.S. Census Bureau this week begins delivering Census packets to Oregon households

Oregon Health Authority could face deep cuts to…

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Oregon Health Authority could face deep cuts to…
Amid plummeting state revenue caused by the state shutdown, Gov. Kate Brown called for an 8.5% cut from state's two-year budget.

More Oregon state parks continue to reopen on a…

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More Oregon state parks continue to reopen on a…
The idea is to ease people back in and avoid overcrowding or having people plan long-distance trips to visit these parks.

Oregon law forces jury trials to continue,…

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Oregon law forces jury trials to continue,…
Rather than sitting together in a jury box, the jurors were spread out around the courtroom, occupying the space usually reserved for the public.

Drowning victim id'd as WSK8 behavior specialist

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Drowning victim id'd as WSK8 behavior specialist
Valerie Mallory, 44, of Redmond, died Sunday after falling from a paddleboard at Scout Lake.

Unattended burn leads to shop fire

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Unattended burn leads to shop fire
A grain silo and storage shed also caught fire at incident on Jericho Lane in Culver.

Oregon governor prepares spending cuts, hopes for…

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Oregon governor prepares spending cuts, hopes for…
Agency plans for 17% from general fund 'extremely drastic,' but tax collections expected to be short.

April was warmer than normal, NOAA says

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April was warmer than normal, NOAA says
Predictions for May include temperatures above normal and normal precipitation.

Governor says Oregon could reopen under 3-phase plan

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Governor says Oregon could reopen under 3-phase plan
Gov. Kate Brown addresses questions about how and when the state could emerge from the umbra of the coronavirus quarantine.

County could start Phase 1 of reopening May 15

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County could start Phase 1 of reopening May 15
Jefferson County Board of Commissioners will submit plan to governor on Friday.

Many Oregon gig, contract workers still waiting on…

Madras Pioneer - News
Many Oregon gig, contract workers still waiting on…
State begins processing unemployment claims for people who don't usually qualify for unemployment benefits.

Nearly 20,000 unemployment claims filed in late…

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Nearly 20,000 unemployment claims filed in late…
Largest number of initial claims came from the accommodation and food services sector since March 15.

Culver man sentenced to 57 months in federal prison

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Culver man sentenced to 57 months in federal prison
29-year-old Garrett Pruitt Rexroad was arrested and released several times over a yearlong span of ID theft and fraud.

Commissioners approve framework for reopening

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Commissioners approve framework for reopening
Jefferson County Public Health says county meets 7 requirements set by Gov. Kate Brown.

B Street work has started between 5th and 7th…

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B Street work has started between 5th and 7th…
Sidewalks, curbs, pavement, base rock and waterline will all be replaced. Work is expected to be done June 16.

Jefferson County Circuit Court Roundup for April…

Madras Pioneer - News
Jefferson County Circuit Court Roundup for April…
Several domestic violence cases, drugs, weapons charges, stealing from Safeway and more.

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