07-14-2020  12:24 pm   •   PDX and SEA Weather

News Briefs

Below are fast-breaking news items.

Taison Bell, assistant professor in the infectious disease and pulmonary critical care divisions at the University of Virginia 

This call to action is driven by concern that the lack of transparency by federal and state officials is preventing public health officials from understanding the full impact of this pandemic on Black communities

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Oregon Zoo veternarian with a turtle 

The new project provides educational and entertaining activities for kids and animal lovers

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Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law 

The provisions included in a 2019 law sought to impose criminal penalties and fines on groups and organizations engaged in voter registration activity

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People who are immunocompromised and receive their drinking water from the Bull Run Watershed are advised to ask their doctor about the safety of drinking the tap water

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Wyden, Merkley urge Lifeline internet service providers to expand service to ensure Oregonians can work and learn remotely, access telehealth resources during this pandemic

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The phones may be busy at some call centers, but the public can respond to the Census online anytime

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Nearly one in four Oregonians currently receives health coverage through OHP. 

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Large pots with food-bearing plants will be available for families to take home on Wednesday, April 1, from Catlin Elementary in Kelso, Wash.

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Organizers say the decision to cancel the popular festival was not taken lightly

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Derrick Johnson, NAACP president and CEO 

The NAACP says in providing future relief, Congress must prioritize people first, not corporations

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