Tag: Oregon

Kaiser Permanente Averts Strike, Reaching Tentative Deal With Unions

Kaiser Permanente, the health care provider and hospital network, reached a tentative agreement on Saturday with a coalition of unions representing workers in California, Oregon and other states that will avert a strike of more than 30,000 workers scheduled to begin on Monday. The four-year agreement would provide workers with wage increases and address concerns […]

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‘They See Us as the Enemy’: School Nurses Battle Covid-19, and Angry Parents

When a junior high school student in western Oregon tested positive for the coronavirus last month, Sherry McIntyre, a school nurse, quarantined two dozen of the student’s football teammates. The players had spent time together in the locker room unmasked, and, according to local guidelines, they could not return to school for at least 10 […]

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20 People Rescued From Flooded R.V. Park in Oregon

Twenty people were rescued from a recreational vehicle park near the Oregon coast after rising creek waters flooded the area on Friday, officials said. The only bridge in and out of the Neskowin Creek R.V. park along Highway 101, the main north-south route along the Pacific Northwest, was flooded after the creek overflowed following record-breaking […]

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School Board Members Face Rising Threats Across the U.S.

It was only days after Sami Al-Abdrabbuh was re-elected to the school board in Corvallis, Ore., that the text messages arrived. The first, he said, was a photograph taken at a shooting range. It showed one of his campaign’s lawn signs — “Re-Elect Sami” — riddled with bullet holes. The second was a warning from […]

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Gentrifiers Keep Snitching and Getting Their Neighbors Fined for Uncut Grass

An empty house with an overgrown yard on North Maryland Avenue in the Interstate Corridor of Portland, Ore., is pictured with a Bureau of Developmental Services (BDS) Nuisance Notice taped to the outside of the front door, on May 14, 2019. (Alex Milan Tracy/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images) People living in gentrifying areas of Portland, […]

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An Oregon City Is Limiting How Often a Church Feeds the Homeless

Warm food for the poor and homeless being given out at a soup kitchen (iStock/GettyImages) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. An Oregon city just passed a new ordinance that would limit churches’ ability to serve free food to homeless people. But at least one religious leader has […]

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Some Residents Taking Fighting Wildfires Into Their Own Hands

PALISADES, Wash. — Molly Linville vividly remembers the “wall of flame” that tore through the grasslands of her 600-acre ranch during the Sutherland fire four years ago. Working quickly, she managed to guide her 125 cattle into the irrigated field surrounding her home three hours east of Seattle. After that day, Ms. Linville resolved she […]

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Taking the Loop Less Traveled on the Oregon Coast

The tiny hamlet of Netarts, Ore., protected by a long spit of sand from the Pacific Ocean’s churn, is so small you might miss it if you didn’t know it was there. But on a Saturday morning in October, Netarts Bay was alive with small motorboats and kayaks, whose occupants were searching for the delectable […]

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If Cannabis Is Legalized, Should All Drugs Be?

Produced by ‘The Argument’ Medical marijuana is now legal in more than half of the country. The cities of Denver, Seattle, Washington and Oakland, Calif., have also decriminalized psilocybin (the psychedelic element in “magic mushrooms”). Oregon went one step further, decriminalizing all drugs in small quantities, including heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine. Attitudes toward drugs have […]

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Democrat Kurt Schrader Keeps Raking in Pharma Bucks

For the past few months, Congressman Kurt Schrader has been fighting to kill a prescription drug pricing provision in President Biden’s proposed $3.5 trillion reconciliation package. And all the while, the Oregon Democrat has received a steady stream of donations from the pharmaceutical industry, which opposes the plan. Specifically, Schrader helped sink a proposal that […]

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Nicholas Kristof Leaves The New York Times as He Weighs Political Bid

After 37 years at The New York Times as a reporter, high-level editor and opinion columnist, Nicholas Kristof is leaving the newspaper as he considers running for governor of Oregon, a top Times editor said in a note to the staff on Thursday. Mr. Kristof, 62, has been on leave from The Times since June, […]

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White Oregon Man Arrested In Connection With Fatal Shooting Of Black Man Who Complimented His Girlfriend

NewsOne Featured Video Source: KEZI / iOne Digital On September 19, a white man fatally shot a Black man in Oregon allegedly because the Black man complimented his girlfriend. He was initially arrested on one charge of second-degree manslaughter and released on bail before a Deschutes County grand jury indicted him on a total of […]

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Oregon High School Students Put On Blast For Engaging In Racist ‘Slave Trade’ Snapchat Group

NewsOne Featured Video In today’s episode of Oregon Wants To Be Texas So Bad, the school district in Newberg, Ore., is dealing with an influx of flagrant caucasity taking place among both students and staff, including an incident involving students participating in a racist Snapchat group called “Slave Trade.” Insider reported that it reviewed photos […]

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