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Live Updates: Oregon Has More Than 4,000 Known Coronavirus Cases

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The Oregon Health Authority also announced an outbreak at locations of a business that operates in the Portland metro area and the Willamette Valley. The agency has not yet offered additional details.

Washington Issues New Guidelines For Religious Services

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Churches, mosques and synagogues in Washington state can resume in-person services, with those in counties in the second stage of the state's COVID-19 reopening plan allowed to have limited in-building services, with the remainder limited to outdoor services with no more than 100 people.

An Eastern Oregon Restaurant Reopens To Fewer, Hesitant Diners

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Across much of Oregon, coronavirus restrictions are easing and restaurants have been allowed to serve seated-meals once more. But an open door is not always enough to draw a crowd.

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Oregon Is Hiring Dozens Of Contact Tracers, But Skill Set Is Hard To Find

Contact tracers keep outbreaks from growing by finding out who an infected person has been near and helping those who have been exposed get tested. The job requires an unusual combination of skills.

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Oregon Employment Officials Face Lawmakers As Thousands Await Relief

The director of the Oregon Employment Department apologized to thousands of Oregonians still waiting for unemployment relief.

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Portland State University Votes To Make Interim President Permanent

The Portland State University Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to appoint its 10th president — interim president Stephen Percy.

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After Outbreak, No Running Water On Parts Of Warm Springs Reservation

Pandemic slows response to elderly residents without sinks or showers. 

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Oregon Churches Sue In Federal Court Over Limits On Religious Gatherings

Two Southern Oregon churches claim the state's limits on the size of religious gatherings amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic violate their constitutionally protected rights to free speech. 

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Live Updates: Multnomah County Planning To Apply For Reopening June 5

Multnomah County may apply for Phase 1 of Gov. Kate Brown's reopening plan on June 5. If approved, it could begin reopening on June 12.

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Pandemic Reveals Oregon's Major Child Care Problem

As counties across Oregon reopen and look to workers to return, they may find that working parents can't find care for their children. 

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Umatilla County, Reservation Residents Receive More Than $3 Million In Flood Recovery

Umatilla County residents and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation have received more than $3 million in disaster assistance funds.

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Motel Rooms For The Homeless? Portland Leaders Balk At Price

The Joint Office has proposed a plan: rent out 495 motel rooms to house people experiencing homelessness until there’s a vaccine for COVID-19.

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Outbreak Response Shows Clark County's Preparedness, Top Health Official Says

In the last nine days, 84 people have tested positive for COVID-19 due to a spread at Firestone Pacific Foods. The top public health official hasn't changed his recommendation to reopen.

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Class Of 2025: Follow Students From 1st Grade To Graduation

Oregon set a goal to have graduate 100 percent of students in the class of 2025. OPB has followed a group of students from kindergarten as they start their educational journey toward high school. Third grade is almost over for the Class of 2025. These are some of their stories.