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Oregon coronavirus updates: Highest new case count since August

Oregon had its highest number of new cases of COVID-19 since mid-August Thursday with 382 new cases reported by the Oregon Health Authority.

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Oregon Family Leave Act: Here's what parents should know

With the school year starting in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Oregon parents are struggling to balance working at home while helping their children with online school.Family members can take up to 12 weeks off work, without fear of losing their job, to help children with distance learning or hybrid school programs, or if their childcare provider has closed due to COVID-19. 11 more words

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Oregon launches wildfire unemployment program

Oregonians who’ve lost jobs or working hours because of the wildfires are eligible for unemployment benefits under a disaster unemployment assistance program.

The Oregon Employment Department announced the program Wednesday for those who became unemployed, had their work hours reduced or are unemployed self-employed due to the wildfires since Sept. 7 more words

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Oregon fires: Beachie Creek Fire hits Shellburg Falls area hard

One of Oregon’s most beloved waterfalls was “hit pretty hard” by the Beachie Creek Fire, forest officials told the Statesman Journal on Wednesday.

Shellburg Falls, the 100-foot cascade just north of Lyons-Mehama that’s popular for family hikes, was right in the path of the wildfire that torched much of the Santiam Canyon during a historic Labor Day windstorm. 11 more words

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Wildfires Impacting Community Provide Teachable Moments for Students About Disaster Preparedness | Opinion

Sometimes, teachable moments occur whether parents are ready or not. Families across Oregon have done their best to help children deal with the coronavirus pandemic and now the state is ravaged by wildfires and covered in smoke. 62 more words

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Gov. Brown: Oregon wildfire strategy entering 'new phase' of firefighting, recovery

The fight against Oregon’s devastating wildfires is entering a new phase as firefighters gain control of major blazes and rain arrives.

Source: Gov. Brown: Oregon wildfire strategy entering ‘new phase’ of firefighting, recovery

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