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Many cities, counties opt out of Oregon psilocybin program

Many cities, counties opt out of Oregon psilocybin program

Portland Tribune - Health
Clackamas County is the largest to do so Nov. 8, but most live in cities and counties that stay in for 2023 rollout.
Wyden lays out 2023 agenda for Senate Finance Committee

Wyden lays out 2023 agenda for Senate Finance Committee

Portland Tribune - Health
Mental health access, health care costs, trade assistance are issues as Congress prepares for split control.
Blumenauer praises Senate approval of cannabis research bill

Blumenauer praises Senate approval of cannabis research bill

Portland Tribune - Health
Oregon Democrat sponsors legislation that goes to Biden; 39 states now allow medical use, but feds do not.
Measure 111: Is health care a state constitutional right?

Measure 111: Is health care a state constitutional right?

Portland Tribune - Health
Supporters liken it to guarantee for public schools; opponents say it is vague and could cause legal mischief.
Oregon set to collect contributions for paid leave benefits

Oregon set to collect contributions for paid leave benefits

Portland Tribune - Health
Money from employers and employees starts Jan. 1, benefits will follow on Sept. 3. Some employers will be exempt.
Wheeler releases affordable housing, mass camps plan

Wheeler releases affordable housing, mass camps plan

Portland Tribune - Health
UPDATE: The Portland mayor calls on Gov. Kate Brown to declare a homeless emergency ahead of City Council hearing.
Biden came to Portland to help Kotek. Did it work?

Biden came to Portland to help Kotek. Did it work?

Portland Tribune - Health
President on governor nominee at fundraiser: 'She's rational, she's smart, she knows what needs to be done.'
Fire agencies, schools share $46 million in opioid lawsuit

Fire agencies, schools share $46 million in opioid lawsuit

Portland Tribune - Health
The money is on top of $25 million Oregon has already received this year and shares with counties and cities.
Flu making strong comeback as pandemic safeguards discarded

Flu making strong comeback as pandemic safeguards discarded

Portland Tribune - Health
Flu vaccines are currently available at pharmacies and health care centers throughout the state.
Opt-outs for psilocybin plan to be on many ballots Nov. 8

Opt-outs for psilocybin plan to be on many ballots Nov. 8

Portland Tribune - Health
Except for Clackamas County and five cities, metro area voters will not decide bans or pauses from 2020 measure.
Wyden, Brown praise OK for aid to mobile crisis teams

Wyden, Brown praise OK for aid to mobile crisis teams

Portland Tribune - Health
State is first to secure enhanced federal reimbursement under Medicaid, which covers one-third of Oregonians.
Gov. Brown reaffirms abortion rights in Oregon

Gov. Brown reaffirms abortion rights in Oregon

Portland Tribune - Health
U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici and others join her at a Planned Parenthood clinic in East Portland.
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…

Portland Tribune - Health
Oregon panel weighs comments on paid family and…
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

Portland Tribune - Health
Oregon lawmakers OK bill for heat wave relief
Plan eases restrictions on tenants, provides state money for heat pumps, portable cooling devices

Senate OKs Future Ready Oregon job training plan

Portland Tribune - Health
Senate OKs Future Ready Oregon job training plan
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…

Portland Tribune - Health
Portland could gain new children's behavioral…
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…

Portland Tribune - Health
Oregon senators decry blockage of women's 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…

Portland Tribune - Health
Oregon's omicron wave has peaked, but the danger…
Officials say COVID hospitalizations should continue to fall, but deaths will rise for another few weeks.

Oregon will lift indoor mask requirements by March…

Portland Tribune - Health
Oregon will lift indoor mask requirements by March…
Health officials say Oregon's cases and hospitalizations will taper off soon

Bills propose to avert worst effects of extreme…

Portland Tribune - Health
Bills propose to avert worst effects of extreme…
Legislation would aid people on medical assistance, ease restrictions on tenant use of portable cooling devices.

Kristof filing challenges ballot removal

Portland Tribune - Health
Kristof filing challenges ballot removal
Lawyers ask the Oregon Supreme Court to put the Democrat for governor back on the ballot.

Affordable housing for veterans Findley Commons…

Portland Tribune - Health
Affordable housing for veterans Findley Commons…
The Findley Commons property offers 35 affordable units in the South Tabor neighborhood

Merkley hears from nurses besieged by pandemic

Portland Tribune - Health
Merkley hears from nurses besieged by pandemic
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…

Portland Tribune - Health
Oregon's aging workforce is only getting older, new…
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.

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