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ELECTION NOV 2020 UPDATES – Local and Regional returns

KMUN November 2020 Election Updates Oregon State of Oregon Oregon Statewide Measures Oregon State Representative Clatsop County  Tillamook County    Washington Races; (Updated 11/6, 6pm) SW WA Congressional District 3 US Representative: Incumbent [R] Jaime Herrera Beutler   219,819    56% (D) Carolyn Long                         …

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LOCAL NEWS: OHA Oregon reports record high COVID case levels Friday

  LOCAL NEWS: OHA Oregon reports record high COVID case levels Friday PORTLAND, Ore. — Today OHA reported the highest daily case count since the beginning of the pandemic. Preliminary data show this increase is due to continued widespread community transmission resulting in small clusters and outbreaks across the state. COVID-19 has claimed three more…

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LOCAL NEWS: New COVID cases Clatsop County reported on Friday

LOCAL NEWS: New COVID cases Clatsop County reported on Friday The Clatsop County Public Health Department on Friday reported two new local COVID-19 cases. The cases are: Male, age 70-79, south-county resident Male, age 50-59, north-county resident Both individuals were recovering at home. The county has recorded a total of 239 COVID-19 cases since March….

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LOCAL NEWS: Wheeler gets FEMA funding to alleviate storm flooding

LOCAL NEWS: Wheeler gets FEMA funding to alleviate storm flooding The Oregon coast is famous for its winter storms, which can make for a cozy getaway if you’re holed up in a beachfront hotel. But if you’ve driven much along scenic US Hwy 101, it soon becomes clear that this country road is pretty much…

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LOCAL NEWS: SNAP recipients affected by wildfire can get help with food replacement

LOCAL NEWS: SNAP recipients affected by wildfire can get help with food replacement The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) has received federal approval for an additional extension for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients in 20 counties to request the replacement of benefits as a result of food loss due to power outages and…

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LOCAL NEWS: Rapid COVID testing has its limits

LOCAL NEWS: Rapid COVID testing has its limits One issue throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has been sufficient testing capacity. Even now, seven months in, Clatsop County press releases about new cases contain a caveat that says “in most cases testing is being limited to those with COVID-19 symptoms or individuals who are contacts of positive…

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LOCAL NEWS: OHA virtual forum addresses Pacific Seafood Warrenton outbreak

LOCAL NEWS: OHA virtual forum addresses Pacific Seafood Warrenton outbreak by Joanne Rideout At a virtual town hall meeting on Friday, representatives from the Oregon Health Authority, Clatsop County, Pacific Seafood and other agencies answered the public’s questions about the recent COVID-19 outbreak at the Pacific Seafood plant in Warrenton. Joanne Rideout has more.  Read…

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LOCAL NEWS: OHA will host COVID/Pacific Seafood town hall today

OHA to host town hall Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen, Clatsop County officials and Pacific Seafood Co. officials invite the public to a community town hall at 5 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 2, to discuss the recent COVID-19 outbreak at Pacific Foods. The question-and-answer town hall also will be broadcast simultaneously in Spanish and…

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LOCAL NEWS: Pacific Seafood and Warrenton Hammond Schools close in response to workplace COVID outbreak

LOCAL NEWS: Pacific Seafood and Warrenton Hammond Schools close in response to workplace outbreak. by Joanne Rideout Pacific Seafood in Warrenton is closed today, after 77 employees there were diagnosed with COVID-19. Warrenton Hammond Schools have also shut down in response to the workplace outbreak. Pacific Seafood General Manager John King said in a statement…