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Oregon DMV Call Centers and Most Offices Closed Tuesday

If you have an appointment this week and your office is closed, DMV will contact you to reschedule

(SALEM, Ore.) - DMV closed DMV call centers and most offices including headquarters in Salem will be closed again Tuesday because of hazardous indoor air quality. Some offices may reopen during the day if air quality improves.

Due to heavy wildfire smoke affecting nearly every part of the state, air conditions are not safe for customers and employees inside most DMV buildings.

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Air Quality Advisory for all of Oregon Extended at Least Through Thursday

NOTE: Cloth, dust and surgical masks DO NOT protect from the harmful particles in smoke. Stay Inside.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon fires The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Lane Regional Air Protection Agency and the Southwest Washington Clean Air Agency extended an air quality advisory Monday for all regions of Oregon and Southwest Washington due to smoke from fires in Oregon, Washington and California.

DEQ expects the air quality advisory to last at least through Thursday.

Read Full Article (Sep-14-2020 15:29)

Oregon COVID-19 Cases Nearing 30,000

Wildfires and hazardous air conditions have affected COVID-19 testing in Oregon.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - COVID-19 COVID-19 has claimed two more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 511, and there are 151 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 29,484.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties...

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Oregon Fires Cause a Smokey Traffic Hazard

Here are some steps you can take to help stay safe if you encounter heavy smoke while driving.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem car crash There were a few crashes Sunday morning in and around Salem due to low visibility. With heavy smoke and fog blanketing much of the state, ODOT is reminding drivers the best thing they can do to stay safe is avoid driving unless absolutely necessary.

Remember to check conditions if you must head out. A number of roads remain closed throughout the state.

Read Full Article (Sep-10-2020 22:17)

11 Ways to Protect a Child from Bullying

Various tactics can help to nip bullying in the bud.

(SALEM, Ore.) - teenager According to the National Bullying Prevention Center and National Center for Educational Statistics, an incredible 20% of students report bullying. This is equal to one in every five children experiencing bullying at some point during their school years.

It’s also important to be aware that bullying can take on different forms.

Read Full Article (Sep-08-2020 18:10)

Three DOC Oregon Prisons Evacuated Due to Fire Threat

A total of 1,450 adults in custody have been relocated, not released.

(SALEM, Ore.) - OSCI prison Three Salem institutions are in potential danger as the fires move down the Santiam Canyon. DOC has worked with the Oregon State Police and the State Fire Marshall to keep everyone who works and lives inside these prisons safe.

A total of 1,450 adults in custody (AIC) have been relocated. All AICs have been moved to and will be housed in emergency beds throughout Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP).

Read Full Article (Sep-08-2020 12:52)

Marion County Declares Emergency Due to wildfires

The emergency declaration allows the county to seek resources from the state government.

(SALEM, Ore.) - oregon fires The Marion County Board of Commissioners has declared a State of Emergency for Marion County due to rapidly spreading wildfires in the county. Fires are expected to continue and have required evacuations.

The county will take all necessary steps to coordinate response and recovery from this emergency.

Read Full Article (Sep-07-2020 17:43)

Commercial Fire in Downtown Salem

Three alarm fire on Division in downtown Salem.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem Fire Salem Firefighters are on the scene of a three alarm structure fire at 110 Division Street Northeast in Salem.

The fire has forced road closures at Front Street Northeast and D Street Northeast, as well as a road closure at Front Street Northeast just south of Division Street Northeast.

Read Full Article (Sep-02-2020 00:29)

Oregon Labor Day Gas Prices Lowest in Four Years

Gas Prices Rise Nationally, Hold Steady in Oregon ahead of Labor Day

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - gas pump Pump prices are climbing in many states in the wake of Hurricane Laura which hammered the Gulf Coast last week, and also due to an increase in demand to one of the highest measurements of the year as the Labor Day holiday approaches.

For the week, the national average jumps four cents to $2.23 a gallon. The Oregon average holds steady at $2.67.

Read Full Article (Sep-01-2020 13:11)

Oregon Civil Rights Groups Call for Portland Mayor to Resign

Vigilantes answering the Mayor’s call to "rise up," may have felt justified in their violent actions.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Ted Wheeler Several Oregon civil rights groups are calling on Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler to resign after a person was killed in downtown Portland.

"Amid 94 days and nights of protests against police brutality, Mayor Wheeler has fundamentally failed in his responsibilities to the residents of Portland.

He has offered no meaningful solutions in response to protesters’ demands to curb the racially hostile and brutal practices of the Portland Police Bureau...

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