Brown issues outdoor mask order for some situations beginning Friday

Face masks. Photo: Chas Hundley Adding to an earlier order to mandate masking in indoor public settings, Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued an order on Tuesday that will mandate outdoor mask wearing in settings where social distancing cannot be maintained starting Friday, August 27.  “The Delta variant is spreading fast and[Read More…]

As hospitals fill up, Gov. Brown will mandate indoor masks

File photo: Chas Hundley Oregon Governor Kate Brown will reinstate an indoor mask mandate for the entire state, the governor’s office announced Tuesday afternoon. The governor will also require state employees to become vaccinated, with exceptions only for medical reasons or religious beliefs.  Additional details are expected to come during[Read More…]

National Weather Service issues ‘Excessive Heat Watch’ beginning Wednesday

The sun near Mountaindale on July 31, 2017. The sun is widely considered a significant contributing factor to high temperatures. Photo: Chas Hundley The Portland office of the National Weather Service issued an “Excessive Heat Watch” Sunday afternoon for much of Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon beginning Wednesday afternoon through[Read More…]


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