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Oregonians in Unrestricted Areas Allowed to Celebrate Safely with Fireworks

Nonprofits throughout Oregon depend on revenue from fireworks sales.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - fireworks Oregon Although extreme heat and dry conditions have caused fireworks bans in some Oregon cities ahead of the Fourth of July holiday weekend, areas not affected by bans can celebrate with their traditional zest of sparks and splendor!

Limit your fireworks use to the evening of the 4th of July, or those dates designated by your local jurisdiction.

Read Full Article (Jun-24-2021 17:52)

Marion County Fire Agencies Enact High-Fire Danger Burn Ban

It is everyone’s responsibility to prevent and be prepared for wildfires.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon wildfire Beginning Friday, June 25, 2021, at 7:00 a.m. and until further notice, all fire agencies within Marion County will enact a High-Fire Danger Burn Ban.

The burn ban does not prohibit small outdoor cooking, warming, or recreational fires.

Read Full Article (Jun-24-2021 17:09)

Record-Breaking Heat Wave Health Advice for Oregon

Only 59% of Oregon households are equipped with air conditioning

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - heat wave The hot daytime temperatures, combined with warm overnight lows, will result in high heat risk and heat related stress.

As the extreme heat wave moves into the Portland metro area and Willamette Valley this weekend, it’s important to be aware of heat-related illnesses, such as heat rash, heat exhaustion or heat stroke, and how to prevent them.

Read Full Article (Jun-24-2021 14:15)

How to Better Prepare Your Property for Natural Disasters

Limit the amount of damage involved with severe weather events

(SALEM, Ore.) - Wildfire Oregon After witnessing the destructive wildfires in the West and hurricanes in the Southern coasts of the United States, you may have wondered if there is any way to protect your home or business from these natural disasters.

Here are some ways to better prepare your property for extreme weather.

Read Full Article (Jun-24-2021 14:00)

Rates of Obesity Increase Across Oregon

Obesity cases continue to rise, putting many Oregonians at increased risk of complications due to COVID-19.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - exercise If you only look at obesity in the state of Oregon, it functions as a microcosm for the rest of the nation. From coast to coast, the number of obese individuals in proportion to the total population has continued to increase.

Many experts have already concluded that the United States is experiencing an obesity epidemic.

Read Full Article (Jun-15-2021 21:20)

COVID Claims the Lives of 7 More Oregonians

Oregon reports 7 new deaths and 314 new confirmed/presumptive COVID-19 cases

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - closed The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 172, which is two fewer than yesterday.

There are 46 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds.

Read Full Article (May-29-2021 00:19)

COVID-19 Challenges Facing the Nursing Workforce in Oregon

The demand for educated nurses will continue to rise.

(SALEM, Ore.) - COVID-19 Oregon For many aspects of our daily lives, the coronavirus pandemic has been a wake-up call. Nurse regulators had to respond quickly to the challenges that the nursing profession faced.

Some solutions represent a rational and appropriate response, which have also been formulated on sound evidence to what can be referred to as long-overdue change.

Read Full Article (May-24-2021 17:19)

Oregon House Adds Civics Education to Oregon High School Curriculum

Senate Bill 513 A requires that Oregon high school students receive one half-credit in civics education prior to graduation.

(SALEM, Ore.) - civics “SB 513 A ... will open the door to a larger more strategic investment in lifelong public service experiences and community-based opportunities for learning how to improve a neighborhood, a school, a community, and a nation,” said Rep. Paul Evans.

SB 513 A passed with unanimous support and now heads to the Governor’s desk.

Read Full Article (May-12-2021 13:14)

Missing Man Found Alive After 3 Days in Remote Yamhill County Woodlands

Helicopter pilot spots & rescues the missing man.

(YAMHILL COUNTY, Ore.) - yamhill county rescue Yesterday, around 3:45 PM, pilot Danchuck and his spotter, Rich Ashenbrenner helped save 73-year old Sang Kwon Sa, from Washington State.

Sa had gone missing Sunday evening around 5:30 PM while collecting plants with family members off Wind River Road in Yamhill County.

Read Full Article (May-12-2021 00:29)

16 More Deaths from COVID-19 Reported in Oregon

Oregon reports 660 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 16 new deaths

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Oregon vaccinations There are 16 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,549, and the Oregon Health Authority reported 660 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 192,416.

This afternoon, Gov. Kate Brown and OHA Director Patrick Allen provided an update on the state's new vaccination targets for reopening the economy.

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