Live in Willamette Valley and have allergy symptoms? It might be because pollen counts are sky high
Dry, itchy eyes? Runny nose, sneezing? If you’re in the Willamette Valley and you’re experiencing any of those symptoms, it might be due to the extraordinarily high grass pollen counts in the valley.
Providence nurses and clinicians in Portland and Seaside are latest to move toward strike
Nurses and clinicians who work for Providence Health in Portland and Seaside authorized plans to move forward with a strike.
St. Charles nurses in Bend begin countdown on strike
Nurses say working conditions have grown unsafe for staff and patients.
‘It’s crazy out there’: The reasons behind Oregon’s deepening drug crisis
Fueled by fentanyl, the number of overdose deaths in Oregon has soared since 2019. And while the surge in overdoses is part of a national problem, the state’s underfunded treatment system is struggling to provide local solutions.
Mpox is still spreading in Oregon, but slowly
Oregon Health Authority officials said in a statement the mpox vaccine is free and readily available to Oregonians.
CDC investigating salmonella outbreak in Oregon, Washington, 4 other states linked to cookie dough
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other agencies are investigating reports of 18 salmonella infections linked to Papa Murphy's cookie dough.
Nurses at St. Charles Hospital in Bend vote to authorize strike
Nurses say chronic understaffing has led to unsafe working conditions. It's the first time nurses at St. Charles have voted for a strike since 1980.
US drug overdose deaths hit record high in 2022 as some states — including Washington — see big surge
Nationally the increase in drug overdose deaths has slowed, but many states, including Texas and Washington, continued to see fatalities rise by 10 to 20 percent in 2022.
Nurses at St. Charles Bend will vote on a potential strike
The vote comes amid increasing tensions between the hospital and nurses, who say staffing shortages are leading to unsafe conditions.
Abortion pills are being challenged in federal court, but how do they work?
Medication abortion has become the most common and safest method of abortion in recent years. Here’s how it works.