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Morrow County Health District Sues County, Boardman Fire & Rescue

The Morrow County Health District is suing Morrow County and the fire district in Boardman for more than $4 million, claiming the pair of...

Lawmakers Seek Remedy for High Suicide Rates Among Farmers

By Lynne Terry Surviving as a farmer takes grit. Profits are vulnerable to extreme weather conditions, and a drought has persisted for years. Commodity prices...

Oregon Reviewing 1.5 Million People on Medicaid to See Who Qualifies

By Lynne Terry The Oregon Health Authority starts a months-long review of the state’s 1.5 million Medicaid members this week to determine who still qualifies...

Mask Requirement Lifted at Good Shepherd Health Care System

Good Shepherd Health Care System (GSHCS) announced on Monday that masks are no longer required for patients, visitors, or staff. GSHCS is following the recent...

Umatilla County Health Announces Free Domestic Well Safety Program

Private well users within the(Lower Umatilla Basin Groundwater Management Area (LUBGWMA ) of Umatilla County can now schedule to have an environmental health specialist...

Oregon Health Authority Will Lift Health Care Mask Mandate on April...

By Ben Botkin The Oregon Health Authority will no longer require workers, patients and visitors in health care settings to wear masks starting April 3,...

Thousands of Oregonians Could Lose Free Health Care Coverage

By Lynne Terry For the first time in three years, the Oregon Health Authority is poised to examine its Medicaid rolls to determine who still...

Free Program Allows Oregonians to Obtain COVID Medication at Home

By Lynne Terry Oregonians at risk for a severe COVID infection now have access to free online health care visits thanks to a new state...

Lower-Income Oregon Veterans Can Sign Up for Free Dental Care

By Lynne Terry The Oregon Health Authority is gearing up to launch a no-cost dental program for lower-income veterans. This month it opened the application process,...

The Pandemic’s Impact: Mental Health Field Facing Challenges

The COVID pandemic has made behavioral health and mental wellness a hot topic and put an exclamation point on the need for improved services. That...

Oregon Health Officials Expect a Winter Surge of Covid, Flu Cases

By Lynne Terry Covid-19 cases could start going up within a month, marking a fall and winter surge of the virus along with an expected...

Oregon to Expand Medicaid Coverage Under New Federal Agreement

By Lynne Terry Under a new agreement, the federal government will give Oregon $1.1 billion to guarantee continued free health care coverage to tens of...

Lawmakers Approve $882,000 for Water Emergencies in E. Oregon

By Alex Baumhardt State lawmakers granted nearly $6 million to address well water issues in eastern and southern Oregon. The money was approved at a meeting...

M.C. Residents Demand Urgent Aid from State for Contaminated Water

By Alex Baumhardt More than 100 Boardman residents attended a meeting Thursday evening to demand the state guarantee access to safe drinking water in Morrow...

Pendleton to Give Residents Say on Psilocybin Centers in City Limits

The Pendleton City Council plans to let voters make the decision on having psilocybin product manufacturers and service centers within the city limits. In November...

Gov. Brown Declares Emergency as Heatwave Continues Across State

Gov. Kate Brown declared a state of emergency Tuesday for most of Oregon - including Umatilla and Morrow counties - through the end of...

New 988 Crisis Intervention Service Launched in Oregon, Nationwide

By Lynne Terry Oregonians in a mental health crisis have an easy new resource to get help: 988. On Saturday, the new 988 Suicide and Crisis...

Forecast Shows Rise in COVID Cases, Hospitalizations Due to Subvariants

OHSU released a new COVID-19 forecast on Thursday showing a rise in COVID-19 cases and related hospitalizations and deaths in the next few weeks...

Thousands of Oregonians Will Gain Free Health Care Coverage in July

By Lynne Terry Thousands of low-income Oregonians who would qualify for Medicaid if they were legal residents will receive free health care insurance starting July...

Boardman Officials Take Steps to Ensure Drinking Water Safety

Officials at the city of Boardman announced steps they have taken to assure city residents that their drinking water is safe, meeting and exceeding...

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