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Community Counseling Solutions to Open New Facility in Hermiston

Community Counseling Solutions will host a ribbon-cutting and open house at Rivers Edge Acute Center for Healing in Hermiston. CCS Executive Director Kimberly Lindsay invites...

Lawmakers Wrestle with Police Role in Drug Addiction Crisis

By Ben Botkin/Oregon Capital Chronicle From Portland to Albany, and from urban cities to the rural regions, Oregonians agree that the Legislature must take action...

Residents Clash at Boardman Town Hall Meeting Over Possible Recall

Two vocal groups emerged during a town hall meeting held Monday, Feb. 5, in Boardman to discuss community opinions on the Morrow County Board...

Morrow County Residents Considering Recalling Commissioners

Just more than a year after the recall of two Morrow County commissioners, residents are again considering a recall petition against the three members...

COVID-19 Spread Increases in Oregon; Hospitalizations Hold Steady

This week the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported a 10.4% test positivity rate for COVID-19, which indicates ongoing high community transmission in Oregon, based on data...

Counties to Start Polluted Drinking Water Investigation from EPA Funds

The Morrow County Planning Department is ready to take the first official steps in a plan to address the drinking water crisis in the...

Port of Morrow Will Pay $2 Million to Clean Up Dirty...

By Alex Baumhardt/Oregon Capital Chronicle The Port of Morrow will send nearly $2 million to the Oregon Health Authority to support clean drinking water efforts in northeast...

Enrollment in Individual Health Insurance Now Open

By Lynne Terry/Oregon Capital Chronicle The tens of thousands of Oregonians who buy their own health insurance can now start shopping for the best plan...

Hospital, Area Agencies Take Part in Disaster Preparedness Drill

It’s better to plan for a disaster that never strikes than to be caught off guard when one does. With that in mind, Good Shepherd...

Oregon Expands Free Health Insurance for Low-Income Residents

By Lynne Terry Oregon has expanded free health insurance that mirrors Medicaid to all residents who qualify, regardless of their immigration status. The move took effect...

Groups Meet with EPA to Discuss Emergency Action in Boardman

By Alex Baumhardt More than three years ago, eight national and Oregon-based environmental nonprofits petitioned the federal Environmental Protection Agency to do something about nitrate-contaminated...

Federal Trial on Oregon Gun Control Measure 114 Gets Under Way...

By  Ben Botkin A federal judge will start hearing arguments today in a lawsuit that may determine the fate of a voter-passed law to regulate...

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...

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