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‘It’s Terrifying’: How Frustrations Flared For Nurses At SW Washington Hospital


Four nurses who spoke to OPB about their time working during the pandemic say PeaceHealth Southwest hospital failed to address the concerns of frontline workers most endangered by COVID-19.

COVID-19 Concerns Dominate Calls To Emotional Support Hotlines


Clinical workers who take calls from people in crisis are facing their own emotional challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Immigrant Farmworkers Face Unique Challenges As Coronavirus Continues To Spread


The coronavirus has derailed millions of jobs, but farmworkers are still at work. That's because the federal government has designated food and agricultural a critical part of the nation's workforce. 

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Former Oregon Deputy Secretary Of State Rich Vial Ditches Party To Run As Nonpartisan

Rich Vial brings experience in Oregon's secretary of state's office — but also past accusations of partisanship.

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Large 'Disturbance' Erupts At Washington Prison Amid COVID-19 Tensions

A large disturbance Wednesday evening at the Monroe Correctional Complex was likely triggered by rising tensions over COVID-19, according to the Washington Department of Corrections.

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Oregon State Hospital Restricts Admissions, Leaving Some Mentally Ill Inmates Stuck In Jail

Because of the cut in admissions, inmates found unable to aid and assist in their own criminal defense have been left without state-provided treatment for their mental illness.

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How Are Essential Workers Dealing With Coronavirus?

Essential workers, like grocery clerks, are having to fight coronavirus infection on a daily basis. 

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As Oregonians Socially Distance, The Unhoused Community Comes Together

As Portland residents have sheltered in place, there have been fewer extra resources available for the city’s unhoused community. But the crisis is also bringing the unhoused community together. 

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