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MONMOUTH — A Western Oregon University student tested positive for COVID-19 today, according to WOU's website.

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MONMOUTH - Western Oregon University has made the decision to hold its 163rd commencement ceremony online this year rather than staging an in-person ceremony. 

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SALEM - At the direction of Governor Kate Brown, the Oregon Department of Revenue today announced an extension for Oregon tax filing and payment deadlines for personal income taxes and some other taxes closely following the IRS extension declaration. This move is a result of the governor’s p…

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PORTLAND — The Oregon Health Authority said Wednesday morning that two more Oregonians died from COVID-19, raising the state’s death toll from this virus to three.

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PORTLAND — Pacific Power is temporarily suspending disconnections and late fees for non-payment for customers in Oregon, Washington and California to support the state of emergency declared in all three states in response to the Covid-19 virus. The company will continue to evaluate other way…

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POLK COUNTY - On March 17, Gov. Kate Brown announced an extension of statewide school closures, ordering all schools in Oregon to be closed until April 28, following the initial closures that were to last until March 31. 

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PORTLAND — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Monday banned on-site consumption of food and drink at restaurants and bars, a 180-degree turn from indications she gave earlier in the day that she would not order closures or curfews.

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INDEPENDENCE — The city of Independence issued a press release Saturday afternoon detailing some of the measures it is taking in response COVID-19.

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SALEM – Turning to a “last resort” she hoped to avoid, Gov. Kate Brown Thursday night ordered all Oregon schools closed for at least two weeks to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, affecting 583,000 students from Portland to Ashland, from Coos Bay to Nyssa.

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PORTLAND — Six additional residents of Oregon Veterans' Home in Lebanon, where two people were diagnosed yesterday with COVID-19, have tested positive for COVID-19 and are presumptive positive cases, Oregon Heath Authority announced Thursday night.

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Update 9:37 p.m. March 12, 2020: The Perrydale School Board has voted to close school until March 30. 

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POLK COUNTY – The following is a list of community events and athletic competitions that have been canceled or postponed in Polk County. This list will be updated as more information is available.

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SALEM — Life in Oregon undergoes a dramatic change Thursday, as Gov. Kate Brown bans large gatherings, major universities shift to remote classes for 80,000 students, local schools are urged to cancel events, and medical professionals can ramp up testing for the novel coronavirus.