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Oregon reps split by party on federal budget vote

Oregon reps split by party on federal budget vote

Portland Tribune - Health
Democrats for, Republican against energy tax incentives, health insurance subsidies, corporate taxes.
Health authorities urge precautions against monkeypox

Health authorities urge precautions against monkeypox

Portland Tribune - Health
Everyone who has close personal contact with anyone with hMPXV is at risk for the virus.
Wyden: Policy for energy and health care 'best politics'

Wyden: Policy for energy and health care 'best politics'

Portland Tribune - Health
Oregon Democrat sees triumph of budget plan after months of internal talks, two all-night Senate sessions.
Merkley: Vote on energy, health care 'a big day for America'

Merkley: Vote on energy, health care 'a big day for America'

Portland Tribune - Health
Oregon Democrat speaks up for plan that passed Senate, awaits approval by U.S. House and signature by Biden.
Clackamas County voters to decide on pause of psilocybin…

Clackamas County voters to decide on pause of psilocybin…

Portland Tribune - Health
Two-year ban on Nov. 8 ballot would apply outside cities; permanent bans pending in Molalla, Sandy
U.S. House climate panel makes swing through Oregon

U.S. House climate panel makes swing through Oregon

Portland Tribune - Health
Suzanne Bonamici is among those who see electric buses and trucks, supercharging station, and proposed mass timber plant.
Gov. Brown orders state of emergency over heat wave

Gov. Brown orders state of emergency over heat wave

Portland Tribune - Health
Temperatures that could range above 100 degrees for the next six days have been forecast across the state.
New omicron variant drives up COVID-19 re-infections

New omicron variant drives up COVID-19 re-infections

Portland Tribune - Health
The Oregon Health Authority also suggested the following measures used earlier in the pandemic to keep the virus from spreading.
Merkley tests positive for coronavirus again

Merkley tests positive for coronavirus again

Portland Tribune - Health
Oregon senator says he felt some symptoms returning after taking anti-viral medication and is isolating.
Oregon officials are monitoring monkeypox, avian flu 

Oregon officials are monitoring monkeypox, avian flu 

Portland Tribune - Health
Monkeypox is not a new virus, and health officials are prepared if it arrives in Oregon.
Oregon lawmakers set up group to safeguard abortion rights

Oregon lawmakers set up group to safeguard abortion rights

Portland Tribune - Health
Move is prompted by a leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft that reverses a 50-year-old decision legalizing it.
Status of abortion in Oregon: No legal restrictions

Status of abortion in Oregon: No legal restrictions

Portland Tribune - Health
Lawmakers broadened access under 2017 law; 'I will fight to keep it that way,' Gov. Brown says in video.
Feds on mental health: 'We need every state to step up'

Feds on mental health: 'We need every state to step up'

Portland Tribune - Health
HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra talks with young hotline workers, advocates and trainees in Portland visit.
Council joins commission in denouncing anti-Roe ruling

Council joins commission in denouncing anti-Roe ruling

Portland Tribune - Health
Portland and Multnomah County leaders vow to protect abortion rights after Supreme Court draft leak.
Homelessness spikes in Multnomah County since 2019

Homelessness spikes in Multnomah County since 2019

Portland Tribune - Health
Regional officials released overall numbers from their recent point in time counts of homeless people.
Masking still urged on public transit, Multnomah County says

Masking still urged on public transit, Multnomah County says

Portland Tribune - Health
The recommendation comes after a federal judge struck down the public transportation masking rule.
Report: Oregon suicides drop slightly in 2020

Report: Oregon suicides drop slightly in 2020

Portland Tribune - Health
State is still well above the national average, however, according to the newest Centers for Disease Control data.
Oregon Occupational Safety and Health  to revise COVID-19…

Oregon Occupational Safety and Health to revise COVID-19…

Portland Tribune - Health
With limited exceptions, all remaining industry-specific and activity-specific workplace guidance will be repealed.
Oregon panel weighs comments on paid family and medical…

Oregon panel weighs comments on paid family and medical…

Portland Tribune - Health
The state plans to collect contributions and pay benefits in 2023 as it joins other states; federal action is iffy.
Oregon lawmakers OK bill for heat wave relief

Oregon lawmakers OK bill for heat wave relief

Portland Tribune - Health
Plan eases restrictions on tenants, provides state money for heat pumps, portable cooling devices
Senate OKs Future Ready Oregon job training plan

Senate OKs Future Ready Oregon job training plan

Portland Tribune - Health
Gov. Brown's $200 million initiative goes to House for an up-or-down vote; bill gets mostly bipartisan support.
Portland could gain new children's behavioral health center

Portland could gain new children's behavioral health center

Portland Tribune - Health
The University of Oregon gets a sizable gift for a new institute at the former Concordia University campus in Portland.
Oregon senators decry blockage of women's health bill

Oregon senators decry blockage of women's health bill

Portland Tribune - Health
House legislation would write abortion rights into law in the face of challenges before the Supreme Court.
Oregon's omicron wave has peaked, but the danger isn't over

Oregon's omicron wave has peaked, but the danger isn't over

Portland Tribune - Health
Officials say COVID hospitalizations should continue to fall, but deaths will rise for another few weeks.
Oregon will lift indoor mask requirements by March 31

Oregon will lift indoor mask requirements by March 31

Portland Tribune - Health
Health officials say Oregon's cases and hospitalizations will taper off soon
Bills propose to avert worst effects of extreme heat waves

Bills propose to avert worst effects of extreme heat waves

Portland Tribune - Health
Legislation would aid people on medical assistance, ease restrictions on tenant use of portable cooling devices.
Kristof filing challenges ballot removal

Kristof filing challenges ballot removal

Portland Tribune - Health
Lawyers ask the Oregon Supreme Court to put the Democrat for governor back on the ballot.
Affordable housing for veterans Findley Commons celebrates…

Affordable housing for veterans Findley Commons celebrates…

Portland Tribune - Health
The Findley Commons property offers 35 affordable units in the South Tabor neighborhood
Merkley hears from nurses besieged by pandemic

Merkley hears from nurses besieged by pandemic

Portland Tribune - Health
Mary Sorteberg, Merkley's wife, is a nurse; Oregon senator says he is trying to win more federal aid for training.
Oregon's aging workforce is only getting older, new report…

Oregon's aging workforce is only getting older, new report…

Portland Tribune - Health
The report found nearly one in four jobs in Oregon is held by a worker aged 55 or older.

Trees removed due to ice, fire damage

Portland Tribune - Health
Trees removed due to ice, fire damage
Woodburn official says city will replace compromised trees with healthy ones.

Wyden: Federal budget should cover social, climate…

Portland Tribune - Health
Wyden: Federal budget should cover social, climate…
Senator: 'It is critical to get these reforms in place,' and lines up five for social support, climate action.

COVID-19 case pauses Oregon House session on…

Portland Tribune - Health
COVID-19 case pauses Oregon House session on…
Lawmakers' squabble put on hold as Democratic plans already approved by the Senate await votes.

Multnomah County schools grapple with 1000s in…

Portland Tribune - Health
Multnomah County schools grapple with 1000s in…
Despite low transmission rates on campus, Portland-area schools see thousands in quarantine due to exposure

Workers may lose benefits if they disregard vaccine…

Portland Tribune - Health
Workers may lose benefits if they disregard vaccine…
The Employment Department acting director says it hinges on a 'reasonable expectation' by an employer.

Oregon governor orders outdoor mask mandate…

Portland Tribune - Health
Oregon governor orders outdoor mask mandate…
Some exceptions apply, but Brown says step is need to stem rising COVID-19 caseloads in Oregon.

Oregon hospitals, nurses warn of new 'crisis,' urge…

Portland Tribune - Health
Oregon hospitals, nurses warn of new 'crisis,' urge…
Understaffed and facing a surge that's overwhelming emergency rooms, hospitals say Kate Brown should change rules.

Opinion: Delta variant changes everything - We have…

Portland Tribune - Health
Opinion: Delta variant changes everything - We have…
Lawmaker and physician praises mask requirements, urges social distancing and vaccinations.

Governor's new mask mandate a push to 'protect…

Portland Tribune - Health
Governor's new mask mandate a push to 'protect…
Kate Brown says statewide order takes effect Friday, Aug. 13, as part of attempt to slow spread of delta variant.

Oregon Gov. Brown: State workers must be vaccinated

Portland Tribune - Health
Oregon Gov. Brown: State workers must be vaccinated
The vaccination mandate for state workers will take effect in October or upon full federal approval of vaccines.

Governor: Health workers must get vaccinated or…

Portland Tribune - Health
Governor: Health workers must get vaccinated or…
Brown takes steps as four big employers say they will act on their own despite a state ban.

State panel will consider rules for climate-change…

Portland Tribune - Health
State panel will consider rules for climate-change…
Advocacy groups want higher target for reduced greenhouse gases than proposed by Gov. Brown and state agency.

Oregon Health Authority: Everyone should wear masks…

Portland Tribune - Health
Oregon Health Authority: Everyone should wear masks…
State health officials change recommendations after meeting with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown.

Kafoury to speak about Multnomah County heat deaths…

Portland Tribune - Health
Kafoury to speak about Multnomah County heat deaths…
A preliminary report on the disprortionate number of heat wave deaths in the county is scheduled to be released on July 13.

Wyden: New legislation must hold drug prices in…

Portland Tribune - Health
Wyden: New legislation must hold drug prices in…
Senator says 'people believe they are getting mugged at the pharmacy counter,' particularly for insulin.

More work to do despite Washington County's high…

Portland Tribune - Health
More work to do despite Washington County's high…
Inoculations among Black and Latino residents still below 50%, OHA officials say.

CDC extends evictions moratorium by one month to…

Portland Tribune - Health
CDC extends evictions moratorium by one month to…
Tenants urged to apply for rental assistance, proof of which they can show to landlords for a 60-day respite.

Lawmakers delay Oregon paid family leave program

Portland Tribune - Health
Lawmakers delay Oregon paid family leave program
Bill puts off contributions by one year, benefit payments by eight months, from deadlines set in 2019.

Lawmakers OK new class of dental therapists

Portland Tribune - Health
Lawmakers OK new class of dental therapists
Oregon would join eight other states to create mid-level positions under a bill headed to Gov. Brown.

'Historic' mass vaccination sites close at PDX,…

Portland Tribune - Health
'Historic' mass vaccination sites close at PDX,…
The state is close to completely reopening because of the workers' and volunteers' efforts at the two locations.

Lawmakers OK bill affecting youth at risk of taking…

Portland Tribune - Health
Lawmakers OK bill affecting youth at risk of taking…
Mental health providers would have to disclose relevant information to parents, but there are exceptions.

House delays start of paid family leave in Oregon

Portland Tribune - Health
House delays start of paid family leave in Oregon
Bill would reset timelines to 2023 to allow more time for Employment Department preparation.

Oregon ends prescription for pseudoephedrine…

Portland Tribune - Health
Oregon ends prescription for pseudoephedrine…
New law, which starts Jan. 1, still keeps them behind the counter and requires photo ID for purchases.

Wyden talks with people helping veterans avert…

Portland Tribune - Health
Wyden talks with people helping veterans avert…
Senator calls attention to mental health needs during virtual visit with Lines for Life staff.

Is health care a right? Oregon voters will decide

Portland Tribune - Health
Is health care a right? Oregon voters will decide
Legislature clears ballot measure championed by the late Mitch Greenlick for November 2022 on a party-line House vote.

Oregon's paid family leave program faces delay

Portland Tribune - Health
Oregon's paid family leave program faces delay
Agency will seek to reschedule benefits to September 2023, a few months after the original target.

Prescription would no longer be needed for…

Portland Tribune - Health
Prescription would no longer be needed for…
Oregon House passes bill that would require people to show photo ID and obtain it behind the counter.

Agency gears up for more unemployment benefit claims

Portland Tribune - Health
Agency gears up for more unemployment benefit claims
But acting director says he does not expect new lockdowns to result in an influx similar to pandemic onset.

Bill proposes dental therapists to extend care in…

Portland Tribune - Health
Bill proposes dental therapists to extend care in…
House passes plan to create state-licensed occupation between hygienists and dentists.

Merkley offers his ideas to restrain drug costs

Portland Tribune - Health
Merkley offers his ideas to restrain drug costs
Goal of Oregon senator is to get president to include them in next federal plan to help families.

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