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SALEM -- Oregon has "paused" using the Johnson & Johnson one-shot COVID-19 vaccine even though none of six newly reported severe reactions to the vaccine occurred in the state, health officials said Tuesday.


WASHINGTON, DC -- The $1,400 checks to individuals is the best known part of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan approved by Congress earlier this month.

SALEM — In yet another about face, the state announced Monday, March 22, that it would drastically reduce the amount of spacing required for students going back to school, to align with new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

SALEM — People with serious medical conditions and frontline workers are among those who will become eligible earlier for the COVID-19 vaccines, Gov. Kat Brown said Friday.

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