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Manager charged in alleged massage prostitution ring

Oct. 25, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A Grants Pass woman is accused of running an illicit massage business. The Josephine County District Attorney’s Office charged Wei Zhang, 58, with a one felony count of promoting prostitution, The Mail Tribune reported. ...

After humble beginnings, Oregon's Dutch Bros launches IPO

Sep. 15, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — After humble beginnings as a pushcart operation in an Oregon town and growing into a company with hundreds of drive-thru coffee shops, Dutch Bros Coffee launched an initial public offering Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange. The offering drew an...

'Absolutely heartbreaking' - week of deaths at hospital

Sep. 03, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — As COVID-19 continued its deadly sweep through Josephine County, things were not going well Wednesday at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass. The outpatient center was housing inpatients, the 125-bed hospital held 146 patients, and...

Oregon counties request trucks for bodies as deaths climb

Aug. 28, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The death toll from COVID-19 in Oregon is climbing so rapidly in some counties that the state has organized delivery of one refrigerated truck to hold the bodies and is sending a second one, the state emergency management department said Saturday. So...

'Crisis teams' sent to hard-hit COVID hospitals in Oregon

Aug. 25, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon will deploy “crisis teams” of hundreds of nurses, respiratory therapists, paramedics and nursing assistants to regions of the state hardest hit by a surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations that have stretched hospitals to the limit, Gov. Kate Brown said...

Human trafficking, forced labor suspected at cannabis farm

Aug. 21, 2021 10:17 AM EDT

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A ranch in Southern Oregon’s Illinois Valley this week as part of an investigation into illegal cannabis cultivation, human trafficking and forced labor, law enforcement said. The raid was part of a larger probe that began with the death of a...