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Edwin Hernandez has his temperature checked as part of a screening for coronavirus symptoms at a portable testing site for maritime workers at Fisherman's Terminal Wednesday, May 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) 

Gov. Inslee announced Wednesday that churches, mosques and synagogues can resume in-person services, with those in counties in the second stage of the reopening plan. King County, which includes Seattle, is among the 15 counties still in Phase 1.


In this photo taken Tuesday, May 26, 2020, Dayna Lurie poses for a photo in Seattle. Lurie found out that she was a victim of unemployment benefits fraud when her boss received a notice and called to ask about it. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) 

Officials hint that hundreds of millions of dollars have been paid out in fake unemployment claims.


(photo U.S. Army) 

Most of Deschutes County’s new cases can be traced to social gatherings with extended family, like barbecues and celebrations.



Baker County Circuit Judge Matthew Shirtcliff ruled Gov. Brown's stay-at-home orders are invalid but Supreme Court want explanation


Ken Ward is the "Reluctant Radical" in his documentary (screenshot from trailer) 

A train derailment in North Portland Tuesday morning resulted in no injuries, but damaged a Lombard Street overpass. It also served as a reminder of the safety hazards of living alongside railways.


Jefferson High principal Margaret Calvert poses for a photo with a Class of 2019 graduate. (photo courtesy PPS) 

Internet connectivity, social isolation undermine student success


Voters voted not to vote on backhoes anymore in Baker City, Ore. (photo courtesy of Tom Fisk/Baker City Public Works Department) 

The race for the Democratic nomination to be Oregon secretary of state — the second-highest statewide office — remains too early to call between front-runners Sens. Shemia Fagan and Mark Hass


Republican Jo Rae Perkins will face Democratic incumbent Sen. Jeff Merkley (pictured). 

In the Republican Senate primary, Jo Rae Perkins won. Perkins will face Democratic incumbent Sen. Jeff Merkley.


Winning more than 50% of the vote, Carmen Rubio will be Portland's first Latinx commissioner. 

Mayor Ted Wheeler has yet to reach the required 50% of the vote, which means he will likely runoff against Sarah Iannarone in November.


In this March 16, 2020, file photo, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown speaks at a news conference in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus, File) 

A Baker County overturned Gov. Brown's coronavirus restrictions Monday. Later the same day, the Oregon Supreme Court halted the rural judge's order


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