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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.

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SALEM  — Gov. Kate Brown announced Tuesday that 16 counties improved in risk level, with 10 of those improving from Extreme Risk, including Polk and Marion counties. 

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SALEM -- The acting director says the Oregon Employment Department is devoting more attention to preventing and fighting fraud, by hiring more people and training others, as the agency pays out a record amount of unemployment benefits.

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SALEM -- Face masks and social distancing are likely to remain a fixture of the shopping and working experience for some time, according to the state's employee safety department.

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INDEPENDENCE — A band of citizens intent on returning fireworks to the Fourth of July in this riverside city is doing it the way the first American flag was created — with something old, something new and in colors of red, white and blue.

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SALEM -- Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday ordered 32,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines redirected to the Portland area instead of going to other parts of the state.

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PORTLAND -- Oregon Health Authority reported a record number of new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Oregon. Today’s 1,669 cases bring the state total to 72,506.

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PORTLAND -- For the second day in a row, the Oregon Health Authority reported a record number of COVID-19 cases. Saturday's 1,509 cases, bringing the state total to 63,668, reflect an accelerating spread of the virus across the state, according to OHA.