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NORTHWEST NEWS

Thousands March Peacefully for 7th Night in Portland

NBA Portland Trail Blazer star Damian Lillard walked at the front of the crowd arm-in-arm with young demonstrators

Districts Jettison School Police Officers Amid Protests

Mayor Ted Wheeler: “Leaders must listen and respond to community. We must disrupt the patterns of racism and injustice.”

Two De La Salle North Grads Forge Thrilling Paths

A med student and a Fulbright scholar reflect on their time at the school.

OHSU Resident Uses TikTok, Student Outreach, to Show Representation in Medicine

A group of high school students weighing careers in health care were recently greeted on Google Meet by a physician whose social media star is on the rise.

NEWS BRIEFS

Resources for Supporting Racial Justice in Oregon

Learn about how to get involved with local organizations that have been fighting for decades for racial justice. ...

Business Donates Profits

On Sunday, June 7, the owners of Pine State Biscuits are donating all of their profits to the NAACP and ACLU from all five of their...

NAMC-Oregon Statement on Racism, Inequity & Violence Against Black People

All of us at NAMC-Oregon are angered and deeply saddened by the police murder of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and the...

Civil Rights and Social Justice Organizations Call for a National Day of Mourning Today

At 12:45 p.m. PT today, the NAACP is asking for everyone to take a moment of silence for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. ...

ACLU Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Minneapolis Police for Attacking Journalists at Protests

The lawsuit’s lead plaintiff, Jared Goyette, a journalist covering the demonstrations, was shot in the face with a rubber bullet ...

Seattle mayor bans 1 type of tear gas amid protests

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle mayor has banned the police use of one form of tear gas as protests continue in the city and nationally over the killing of George Floyd. Mayor Jenny Durkan said in a news conference Friday afternoon that the ban on CS gas would continue for 30 days. The move came...

Multnomah County applies to ease coronavirus restrictions

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Multnomah County officials submitted reopening framework to Gov. Kate Brown’s office Friday in the hope of beginning phase 1 of the state’s plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions.If approved, restaurants in Multnomah County on June 12 could once again offer...

Kansas, Missouri renew Border War with 4-game football set

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas and Missouri are resuming their bitter Border War in football after the former Big 12 rivals agreed to a four-game series in which each school will play two home games beginning in September 2025.The fourth-longest rivalry in college football dates to 1891, but...

OPINION

Responding to Challenging Questions in a Nation Still in Upheaval

Nate McCoy attempts to answer tough questions in a letter to his sons ...

Mayor Ted Wheeler: Portland and the Path Forward

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler invites Portlanders, as public servants, to join him "in insisting that we never return to business as usual." ...

Local Business Leaders Share Messages of Hope

President, CEO of SAIF says each of us must move forward in "our understanding of the problem, in holding ourselves accountable for our own attitudes and biases, and in coming together, not apart." ...

Time to Stop Messing Around and Strike at the Root of Police Violence

Thomas Knapp says the root of police violence is the creation of "police forces" as state institutions separate from the populace and dedicated to suppressing that populace on command ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

China urges citizens to shun Australia as dispute simmers

BEIJING (AP) — China is advising its citizens not to visit Australia, citing racial discrimination and violence against Asians, in what appears to be Beijing’s latest attempt to punish the country for advocating an investigation into the coronavirus pandemic.A notice issued by the...

Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Friday, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest.The former vice president has...

Seattle mayor bans 1 type of tear gas amid protests

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle mayor has banned the police use of one form of tear gas as protests continue in the city and nationally over the killing of George Floyd. Mayor Jenny Durkan said in a news conference Friday afternoon that the ban on CS gas would continue for 30 days. The move came...

ENTERTAINMENT

CMT special focuses on good news work of everyday heroes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country stars highlighted the heroic work of citizens and communities around the country who were coming together to help each other in the middle of the coronavirus epidemic during the "CMT Celebrates Our Heroes" TV special.But Wednesday's show largely didn't address...

Ill-considered posts lead to lost jobs amid protests, crisis

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A writer from a “Law & Order" spin-off and the play-by-play broadcaster for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings found themselves out of jobs after making social media posts this week that their bosses found too incendiary or insensitive, highlighting an apparent...

Luminaries Lost: A look at some of the artists lost to virus

A fashion designer who made it to the runways of Paris and New York but never left her Dominican home. An Oklahoma boy who became the toast of 1990s Nashville. A comedian whose off-the-wall trio helped create a golden age in British comedy. In the fourth installment in a series, The Associated...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Buffalo officers suspended in shoving of 75-year-old man

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Dozens of Buffalo police officers stepped down from the department's crowd control...

AP PHOTOS: Images of calm emerge after days of protests

Amid the anger, violence and grief evident in the massive protests shaking the country after the death of George...

AP Explains: Key takeaways from a surprising jobs report

BALTIMORE (AP) — No one saw it coming — 2.5 million job gains in May and a lower unemployment...

The Latest: Beijing eases coronavirus pandemic restrictions

BEIJING — China’s capital is lowering its emergency response level to the second-lowest starting...

UN health agency: Wear mask if you can't keep your distance

The World Health Organization is broadening its recommendations for the use of masks during the coronavirus...

Pandemic accelerates Mormon missionaries' transition online

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (AP) — Wearing dress shirts, ties and name tags, three missionaries with The Church of...

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By The Skanner News

Oregon's seven largest health care providers say they'll be offering young adults the option of remaining on their parents' health plans sooner than required by federal law.
"This will provide peace of mind for at least some graduating college students and their families," said Cory Streisinger, director of the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, in a statement.
The new federal health care law requires insurance companies to allow adult children to stay on their parents' plan until age 26, for plans sold or renewing after September 2010.
Many plans currently only allow young adults to stay on their parents' plan until they turn 23 or earlier if they are not a full-time student.
Although the dates vary, many insurance companies are extending the dependent coverage to age 26 starting in June. Families should check with their insurer or employer to see if this applies to them, and when.
The early adoption may not apply to all employer-based plans; large employers that self-insure can make their own decision on whether to start the extension early.
Those contact numbers are:
• Health Net Health Plan of Oregon, Inc.: 1-888-802-7001
• Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest: 503-813-2000 (Portland area) or 1-800-813-2000
• LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon: 1-800-596-3440
• ODS Health Plan, Inc.: 503-265-2964 or 1-888-217-2363
• PacificSource Health Plans: 1-866-999-5583
• Providence Health Plan: 503-574-7500 or 1-800-878-4445
• Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon: 1-800-365-3155
In addition to these companies, a number of national companies that do business in Oregon are extending dependent coverage early. These include Aetna, Cigna, Humana, and UnitedHealthcare.
Adult children who have already been dropped from their parents' plan but would qualify to rejoin the plan under the new law generally will have to wait until after September 2010 or when the plan renews to obtain coverage. However, that is not always the case so check with your insurance company or employer.
Federal regulations are being written to clarify who qualifies as a dependent and when children who have been dropped from their parents' coverage can be reinstated.
Meanwhile, staying on a parents' plan will not be an option for every college graduate. For tips on other ways to obtain health insurance, visit: http://tinyurl.com/postcollegeins.
To learn more about health care reform, visit: http://tinyurl.com/orhealthreform..

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