Clark County Confirms 14 Cases Of Measles

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Clark County, Washington health officials confirmed Wednesday that they have diagnosed 14 cases of measles, and three suspected cases, so far this year.

A Hearing Aid For Each Ear, Under New Oregon Health Plan Policy

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The Oregon Health Authority had long made patients wait five years to get a second hearing aid, even if they needed them for both ears. That's changing. 

Clark County Public Health Investigating New Measles Cases

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Clark County Public Health is investigating two confirmed cases of measles and 11 suspected cases, all among children.

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Gov. Kate Brown Demands Big Educational And Environmental Changes

For the first time in her tenure, Gov. Kate Brown has a full four-year term stretching ahead of her — and the State of the State address she gave Monday reflected an ambitious agenda from raising billions to stabilize the state’s public schools to curbing carbon emissions.

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Nurses And St. Charles Health System Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

Nurses and hospital administrators at St. Charles Health System in Central Oregon hammered out a tentative new working agreement over the weekend.

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Federal Employees In Oregon Prepare Finances As Shutdown Persists

Federal employees who've been furloughed are doing everything from dipping into savings to taking a cash advance on their credit card.

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Oregon Women Start Group To Encourage Kidney Donations

A group of Oregon women are starting a program to encourage more people to donate a kidney. They’re particularly focused on organs from live donors.

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Vancouver Fined $60,000 For 2017 Columbia River Sewage Spills

Washington state officials have fined the city of Vancouver $60,000 after nearly 600,000 gallons of sewage was released into the Columbia River in 2017.

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Oregon Health Insurance Enrollment Shrinks 5 Percent

Insurance enrollment at healthcare-dot-gov has dropped more than five percent in Oregon.

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Oregon, Washington Join Appeal Of Affordable Care Act Ruling

Attorneys general from Oregon and Washington are joining a court challenge to a lower court decision declaring the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.

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Psychedelic Mushroom Supporters Push For Oregon Legalization — With Caveats

What would legalizing psilocybin look like? Supporters of a legalization measure in Oregon say it'll be nothing like recreational cannabis.

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6 Years, 2 Missed Deadlines, And Still Yakima Valley's Water Needs Cleaned Up

The Yakima Valley used to be known for its cold, refreshing drinking water. But decades of intensive agricultural production have left residents — especially those working the farms — with a tainted water source.

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