After a four-year hiatus, the Pacific Martial Arts Conference took place on Jan. 20. During the pandemic, many martial arts schools couldn’t pay their rent and had to shut down permanently, according to the event’s founder.
Boosters are free for most seniors on Medicare and available in doctor's offices and pharmacies. But this year, there are fewer options for people in assisted living and memory care who can’t easily leave their homes.
A 70 year-old West Linn man pleaded guilty Monday to a single federal charge for importing and selling more than $2.5 million in fake N95 masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most went to vendors, many of whom sold them to health care providers, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.