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ilbusca/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A pet owner has caught a rare case of the bubonic plague, health officials in central Oregon say, and it’s believed they may have caught it from their cat. The Deschutes County Health Services confirmed the case of the plague in a local resident last week. The resident was likely […]

Tetra Images/Getty Images (OREGON) — Oregon government officials have declared a 90-day state of emergency to address Portland’s growing fentanyl crisis. Gov. Tina Kotek, Multnomah County Chair Jessica Vega Pederson and Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler each issued an emergency declaration on Tuesday following a recommendation from the Portland Central City Task Force. Overdose deaths from […]

Multnomah County District Attorney’s office (PORTLAND, Ore.) — More than a month after the Portland police spoke out against online speculation about a possible serial killer in the Pacific Northwest, investigators are now saying that four recent mysterious deaths of women in the area are linked. Kristin Smith, Charity Perry, Bridget Webster and Ashley Real were […]

Maj. W. Chris Clyne/Oregon National Guard Public Affairs via U.S. National Guard (SALEM, Ore.) — Hundreds of National Guard members are on the ground in Oregon to help with a COVID-19 surge that’s overwhelming hospitals across the state. Oregon has 1,000 COVID-19 patients in hospitals, according to state data, the highest ever in the pandemic. […]

Maj. W. Chris Clyne/Oregon National Guard Public Affairs via U.S. National Guard (SALEM, Ore.) — Hundreds of National Guard members are on the ground in Oregon to help with a COVID-19 surge that’s overwhelming hospitals across the state. Oregon has 1,000 COVID-19 patients in hospitals, according to state data, the highest ever in the pandemic. […]