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July 5, 2020 29 min
An Oregon State University history professor says anti-maskers were also prevalent in the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic. And, the Portland City Council passes the Climate Emergency Declaration.
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Utilities are reporting an increase in scammers trying to get money out of utility customers by threatening to turn off their power. Scammers are also targeting people who are out of work with fake job ads. The Oregon Health Authority warns of a significant increase in COVID-19 cases if Oregonians don't take masks and social distancing more seriously. And, the Oregon Legislature passes a package of police reform bills in respon...
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Oregon Historical Society Executive Director Kerry Tymchuck discusses Oregon's racist past in light of the Black Lives Matter demonstrations. Telepresence robots are giving students who can't leave home a new way to attend school. Local author Jeff Wallach explains how you can write your first novel.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the ability of JDRF, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, to raise funding for research and they need your help. Also, the Portland City Council adopts a resolution to recognize Pride Month.
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June 7, 2020 29 min
Demonstrations continue to be held across the country to bring change that will eliminate racism. In Portland, there's evidence that change is starting to occur.
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City leaders in Portland responded to the rioting and looting on Friday night. And, COVID-19 has affected Make-A-Wish Oregon and the organization needs your help.
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May 25, 2020 29 min
An employee of the ilani Casino and Resort honors the Cowlitz Tribe with a song. Providence Health has advice on how to cope with the Stay Home orders. Multnomah County expands contact tracing for COVID-19 cases.
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It's been 40 years since the eruption that blew the top off of Mount St. Helens. What scientists have learned has changed how they monitor volcanoes. Vote by mail could help many states hold their General Election, but there's resistance. Progress is starting on another financial relief package for the economy.
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The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting many organizations that are dependent upon donations for support. Susan G. Komen Oregon and Southwest Washington is in need of donations for its program that helps survivors get the care they need. Many answers to the pandemic can be found in history and looking back at the 1918 pandemic that are many similarities. The Murder Hornet, or really the Asian Giant Hornet, might be in the Northwest, but...
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COVID-19 changes plans for the Parkrose Educational Foundation fundraiser. ER doctors are concerned people with potentially life threatening illnesses aren't getting help, because of the COVID-19 crisis. Gray whales along the West Coast are gaining as much weight, because of a shift in winds and changing ocean currents. OMSI is creating science videos for kids who are learning from home.
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The Rose Haven Shelter in Portland has seen demand increase during the coronavirus pandemic. Our Giving Table has also seen greater demand. It's caused both operations to make changes. And, a doctor at OHSU develops a ventilator that could be a game changer in treatment of COVID-19 patients
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Susan G. Komen Oregon and Southwest Washington uses Facebook Live to connect with breast cancer survivors. The Oregon Food Bank ramps up to meet a 60% increase in demand. Dr. Michael Lewis, an infectious disease expert and former U.S. Army Colonel details how the coronavirus pandemic will unfold over the next few months.
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Local businesses, like the Good Feet Store, are finding new ways to reach customers during the coronavirus stay at home orders. The Oregon Employment Department is struggling to keep up with the high number of new unemployment claims. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden details the Federal response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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April 14, 2020 28 min
A lot can be learned by comparing the 1918 Spanish Flu with the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. There are claims Vitamin C can affect the severity of coronavirus, but are they true? The FBI is warning parents that with kids spending all of their time at home they could be at greater risk of online predators.
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Providence Health & Services has been planning for the COVID-19 outbreak and they’re prepared to handle the expected patients. We talk with Mike Butler, the President of Operations and Strategy along with Dr. Robin Henderson, Chief Executive of Behavioral Health. Lines for Life is prepared to take calls from people in crisis over the outbreak and the effects on their jobs. Dr. Christopher DiGiulio, Chief of Medicine for the Ore...
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Susan G. Komen Oregon Southwest Washington CEO Andrew Asato discusses the impact of Coronavirus on the organization, plus the latest medical develops concerning the virus, what it means to "flatten the curve" and how to talk to your kids about the virus.
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Prom dresses for free with Abby's Closet + containing the Coronavirus
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Breast cancer awareness + Oregon counties becoming Idaho counties?
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Swati Adarkar of the Children's Institute. Youth sports: local resources for kids, coaches and parents.
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