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On George Floyd`s Senseless In-Custody Death

Violence dilutes the peaceful protesters’ message about racism and police brutality

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - Protesters I too am saddened and outraged at George Floyd’s senseless in-custody death by a Minneapolis policeman, which has ignited protests and riots in Minnesota, across the U.S. and even abroad.

A protest is a peaceful public display of displeasure or disapproval, usually carried out by marching, chanting and/or holding signs with messages on them while a riot is a violent public disturbance.

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Gaming and Psychological Wellness

Most people understand that there is no such thing as risk-free gaming.

(SALEM, Ore.) - gaming health People gamble for a whole variety of factors. While wagering reasonably is not an issue, all types of gaming can end up as an addiction and can be damaging to our mental wellness.

Why do we gamble?

Read Full Article (May-28-2020 17:14)

COVID-19 Restrictions Ease as 100 Deadliest Days Begin for Teen Drivers

New data looks at 10 years of fatal teen crash rates between Memorial Day and Labor Day

(SALEM, Ore.) - Teen drivers AAA finds that the 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are when the number of crash fatalities involving teen drivers rise. This year, the combination of schools closed, activities curtailed, summer jobs canceled, and COVID-19 restrictions being lifted could prove deadly as teens take to the road this summer.

“Our data analysis has found that for every mile driven, new teen drivers ages 16-17 years old are three times more likely to be involved in a deadly crash compared to adults.”

Read Full Article (May-28-2020 16:43)

COVID-19 Claims Three More Oregon Lives

Seven of the new total cases are related to the Townsend Farms outbreak.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - COVID-19 COVID-19 has claimed three more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 151, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 49 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 bringing the state total to 4,086.

Read Full Article (May-28-2020 16:37)

COVID-19 Outbreak in Oregon at Townsend Farms Sites

Agricultural seasonal workers are at higher risk of infection

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Townsend Farms Public health investigators say the Townsend Farms outbreak currently affects a total of 48 people who arrived in the Portland metro area May 23-24 to harvest fruit from Townsend-owned sites in Fairview and Cornelius.

“People employed in agriculture are essential workers. They are also a vital part of our community,” said Patrick Allen, OHA director.

Read Full Article (May-27-2020 21:26)

Falling Tree Kills 13-Year Old Boater at Detroit Lake

An innocent family outing ended in tragedy.

(DETROIT, Ore.) - Detroit Lake, Oregon Sunday afternoon, May 24th, at about 3:40, Marine Patrol deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a boating accident in the Box Canyon area of Detroit Lake. The caller reported two pontoon style boats were near the shoreline tethered together, when the top of a large tree fell, striking both boats.

The caller said at least one person was severely injured and was taken by boat to Mongold State Park for help.

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Oregon Reports 71 New Confirmed and Presumptive COVID-19 Cases

Oregon's COVID-19 death toll remains at 148

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - woman mask covid OHA and local county health authorities are investigating an increase in COVID-19 cases tied to an outbreak at specific locations of a business that operates in the Tri-county region and the Willamette Valley.

OHA expects more positive test results to be included in the state’s case totals over the next few days as test results are completed.

Read Full Article (May-25-2020 00:22)

148 COVID Deaths in Oregon to Date

Social distancing has been paying off for most Oregonians.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - stay home save lives COVID-19 has claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 148 as of 12:01 a.m. Sunday, the Oregon Health Authority reported.

Oregon Health Authority reported 43 new confirmed cases and 3 new presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 3,927.

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On Reopening the Economy

For Trump it's strictly reelection politics now.

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - COVID-Trump Trump was alerted about COVID-19 in January and February but did not acknowledge its seriousness until March. He refused to take charge of the war against the virus, deferring instead to the states, and then continually undermined their efforts.

Now he is quitting while he’s behind by encouraging the abandonment of state shelter-in-place orders.

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High-Paying Careers Without a College Education

Without a Bachelor's Degree, you still have a good shot...but you'll have to work for it.

(SALEM, Ore.) - jobs Contributing to the student-loan debt in the USA doesn’t sound too charming, so it’s understandable if you don’t want to enroll in four years of college. This is a decision that makes one question the future because you don’t know if you’ll be able to pursue a high-paid career without a degree.

The US Bureau of Labor statistics revealed the best jobs someone can get without a bachelor’s diploma.

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