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Editor's note: The Republican candidate for Oregon House District 20 and Democrat candidate for Oregon Senate District 12 been updated to reflect the Secretary of State's tally.

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Editor’s Note: Public Agenda is a listing of upcoming meetings for governmental and nongovernmental agencies in Polk County. To submit a meeting, send it at least two weeks before the actual meeting date to Itemizer-Observer via email (ionews@polkio.com).

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PORTLAND — The state’s death toll from COVID-19 remained at 147 on Saturday as the Oregon Health Authority reported no new deaths from the disease. 

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DALLAS – The Dallas School District began its search for a permanent superintendent this week with a request that the public provide feedback on what traits and qualifications the new leader should have.

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SALEM — Oregon has received its first shipments of remdesivir, an experimental drug that has been used to treat patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19, the Oregon Health Authority announced Sunday.

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MONMOUTH — Michael Edward Alfrey, 28, was arrested May 15 in Tigard on charges related to a May 14 robbery in Monmouth.

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PORTLAND — Oregon Health Authority reported no new deaths from COVID-19 in its daily report released on Friday. The state’s death toll remains at 137.   

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Salem, OR — Oregon OSHA will delay until June 1 enforcement of a temporary rule to increase protections against the spread of coronavirus in employer-provided housing and in labor-intensive farm operations.

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POLK COUNTY — Polk County's application to enter Phase I of reopening on May 15 was denied because it did not meet a prerequisite for decreased hospitalizations over a 14-day period.

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PORTLAND — Oregon Health Authority has learned of the state’s first case of pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome, a rare but emerging condition in children that is believed to be associated with COVID-19 infection.