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Oregon Health Authority Update on Stats 5/10

Civic Action, Local Activism

Data current as of 5/10/2020, 8:00 a.m. Updated daily.Total cases3,228†Total deaths127Positive tests3,171Negative tests72,279Total tested75,450

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Self Service Option for Gas Stations Extended to 5/23

Civic Action, Local Activism

Oregon extends self-service option for gas stations until May 23 A temporary rule change from the Oregon Fire Marshal to allow self-service gas pumping has been extended to May 23. SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon State Fire Marshal is extending the temporary rule change for another two weeks allowing self-service at gas pumps.  This change was suppose to end on …

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Questions answered about Ashland's Charter change: a Manager vs. Administrator

Civic Action, Local Activism

Look in your voters pamphlet for the May 19, 2020, election and you will see a sadly misguided argument in opposition to Measure 15-189, an amendment to the Ashland City Charter to move Ashland into the 21st century by creating council/manager government in the city.  Here’s the anti-amendment argument, along with a point-by-point rebuttal from Citizens for a Better Government.  Please visit citizensforabettergovernment.net to learn …

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Oregon Health Authority Update 5/9

Civic Action

May 9, 2020 Oregon reports 79 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 13 new presumptive cases, 3 new deaths PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed three more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 127, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 8 a.m. today. Oregon Health Authority reported 79 new confirmed cases and 13 new presumptive cases of COVID-19 as …

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OSF Cancels 2020 Season

Civic Action, Local Activism

Oregon Shakespeare Festival cancels remainder of 2020 season OSF had already pushed back remaining performances until fall, but the organization announced on Friday that it would have to cancel the season entirely. From KDRV ASHLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2020 season has been canceled entirely following Governor Brown's latest plan, which included the banning of large gatherings into …

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Oregon Health Authority Update 5/8 (more deaths)

Civic Action

May 8, 2020 Oregon reports 75 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 5 new presumptive cases, 3 new deaths PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed three more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 124, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 8 a.m. today. Oregon Health Authority reported 75 new confirmed cases and five new presumptive cases of COVID-19 as …

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Drought Emergency Declarations 5/8

Civic Action, Local Activism

Jackson, Curry, Klamath counties all under drought emergency declarations While the COVID-19 pandemic has been ongoing throughout Oregon, drought concerns have been growing in the southwestern state's southern counties. MEDFORD, Ore. — Multiple southern Oregon counties are under a drought emergency declaration from Governor Kate Brown as of May 8, and more are likely to join them. So far, Klamath, …

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John Hopkins Health Security Update with Good News 5/8

Civic Action, Local Activism

Today's Headlines: May 8, 2020 New from the Center for Health Security #StaySafeForScience  If/Then She Can, an initiative to support women in STEM, and the CBS program Mission Unstoppable are supporting the Center for Health Security and the CDC Foundation through the month of May with a $1 contribution for every tweet mentioning #StaySafeForScience. Support our work bysending a …

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Health Signs Needed to Reopen Oregon 5/7

Civic Action, Local Activism

Understanding the health signs we must see to reopen Oregon Oregon will use a careful, step-by-step process to safely reopen our state based on clear public health criteria and signs our health care system is able to respond to a spike in new infections. Some counties will be eligible to begin limited reopening of additional business sectors as early as …

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Oregon Health Authority Update 5/7

Civic Action, Local Activism

May 7, 2020 Oregon reports 70 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 3 new presumptive cases, 6 new deaths PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed six more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 121, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 8 a.m. today. Oregon Health Authority reported 70 new confirmed cases and three new presumptive cases of COVID-19 as …

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