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Inslee, Brown call on Congress to invest in broadband infrastructure

Emily Boerger | Jun 26, 2020 | Oregon, Washington

Brown calls special session on COVID-19 and police accountability, says state budget discussions will take place during a second special session

Emily Boerger | Jun 16, 2020 | Oregon

Gov. Kate Brown announced Tuesday morning she will convene a special session of the Oregon State Legislature next week on June 24. During the special session, lawmakers will take action on bills related to the COVID-19 pandemic and police accountability. “We are at a unique moment in America,” Governor Brown...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: COVID uptick, Black leaders in health care, Rep. Marty Wilde

| Jun 16, 2020 | Oregon

I'm particularly excited to be hosting a unique conversation on Black leadership in US health care this Friday. Among the speakers is Eric Hunter, CEO of CareOregon. It's a free event, and I feature it for you in item 1 below. Growing up in Bend, Oregon, didn't provide me with a...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Rep. Marty Wilde

Emily Boerger | Jun 12, 2020 | Oregon

Rep. Marty Wilde represents House District 11 which stretches across Lane and Linn Counties. Among several committee appointments, Wilde is a member of the Joint Task Force on Universal Health Care and the House Interim Committee on Water. He joins us in this edition of “What They’re Watching” to discuss...[ Read More ]

Providence Health & Services announces latest round of pay cuts

Emily Boerger | Jun 8, 2020 | Alaska, Oregon, Washington

Providence Health & Services announced a new round of temporary pay cuts for doctors and employees last week in response to economic hardships from COVID-19. The new pay cuts will impact 1,200 employees and will range from 10% to 17.5% depending on compensation level. The cuts will primarily impact doctors...[ Read More ]

West Coast Medical Associations respond to death of George Floyd

Emily Boerger | Jun 5, 2020 | California, Oregon, Washington

Leaders from the California Medical Association, Washington State Medical Association, and the Oregon Medical Association released statements in recent days on institutionalized racism and the killing of George Floyd.     California Medical Association (CMA) President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., released the following statement: "The physicians of the California...[ Read More ]

With increased testing, Oregon sees spike in new COVID cases

Emily Boerger | Jun 4, 2020 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Weekly Report released Wednesday shows a spike in COVID-19 cases in the state. The OHA data shows an 18% increase (353 cases) in new cases for the week of May 25 – May 31 compared to the previous week. Prior to this report, Oregon experienced...[ Read More ]

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