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550 uncounted COVID deaths in Oregon due to 'computer error'

Oct. 21, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — During the coming weeks Oregon will add around 550 additional COVID-19 deaths — which had not previously been reported due to a “technical computer error” — to its registry, state health officials said on Thursday. Currently, Oregon has...

Grand jury will get case of man threatening to kill senators

Oct. 19, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A magistrate has ruled that there is probable cause for a case to continue against a man accused of threatening to kill Alaska’s two U.S. senators in profanity-filled voicemails left on their office phones. U.S. Magistrate Judge Scott A....

Alaska man faces charges over threatening Murkowski's life

Oct. 06, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man faces federal charges after authorities allege he threatened to hire an assassin to kill U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday. In a separate threat left in a voice message at Murkowski’s...

Oregon surpasses 300,000 confirmed and presumed COVID cases

Sep. 13, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — During the weekend, Oregon surpassed 300,000 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, the state health authority reported on Monday. Although COVID-19 related hospitalizations have declined since Friday, 93% of...

80% of Oregon's new COVID cases are among unvaccinated

Sep. 10, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Oregon and clog the medical system, state health officials say the rate of coronavirus in unvaccinated people is currently five times higher than in those who are vaccinated. A report released by the Oregon...

Oregon requires COVID-19 vaccination for teachers, staff

Aug. 19, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Amid a surge in coronavirus cases, Gov. Kate Brown announced Thursday that Oregon is expanding its COVID-19 vaccine requirement to include all teachers, educators, support staff and volunteers in K-12 schools. Hospitals across the state are near...