The Oregon National Guard, in conjunction with the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, plans to provide and deliver 150 military cots along with blankets and hygiene packs to La Grande this week, after the supplies were requested by Union County Emergency Management to support the ongoing medical response. The Guard will also support a Grant County request by assisting in setting up temporary structures at the Blue Mountain Hospital in John Day to be used to support short-term medical stations if needed.
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Oregon Governor Kate Brown is said to be weighing closing Restaurants and Bars to decrease the chances of spreading Covornavirus, as the State reported the total number of cases, as of Sunday, was just 39.
Nationwide, the 2010 census missed two million kids from birth to age five. Mandy Yeahpau with We Count Oregon, says this is a big deal. She says children stand to lose out on funding…
Yeahpau says Oregon is poised to gain a sixth congressperson based on the census, which only takes about ten minutes to fill out and can be done by phone or online at 2020census.gov.
While marijuana is legal in Oregon, driving under the influence of pot is not. A vehicle on I-84 traveling at an unusually slow speed was pulled ovedr. Brandi Marberry was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants.
A person locked themselves inside one of the public restrooms in the foyer of the Law Enforcement Facility that is home to the La Grande Police Department and the Union County Sheriff’s Office. Officers were able to get inside, where they found a man they suspected of being high on Methamphetamine, standing on a bucket, breaking the ceiling and pulling down pieces of sheetrock. The sinks drain had been intentionally clogged and water was flowing onto the floor. Trash and personal belongings were put into the toilets, clogging them. 35 year old Christopher Cox of La Grande was arrested and booked into the Union County Jail.
The Baker City School District released a statement, saying they have been monitoring the global coronavirus outbreak since it was first reported late last year.
To date, there has been one confirmed case in Washington County… meaning there is a potential risk for the virus to spread to more people here in Oregon. But according to the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as the Oregon Health Authority, the overall threat from the Coronavirus here in the US remains minimal.