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COVID update Fri June 11

COVID update for Friday June 11 Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services has confirmed two 2 additional COVID-19 cases in county residents. The individuals are in self-quarantine. This brings Wahkiakum to a cumulative total of 151 cases with 33 of those potentially active. There is a connection to the Wahkiakum School District. Thanks to ongoing…


Oregon couple fined for illegal crab sales

Oregon couple fined for illegal crab sales A Hermiston, Oregon, couple has been sentenced to pay $1200 after illegally selling recreationally caught crab on the commercial market. The incident showcases the importance of consumers knowing that the fish and shellfish they buy are legally harvested and handled as a food product. Gerald and Shawna Wilson…


Beaverton man is sentenced in laser incident

Beaverton man is sentenced in laser incident A Beaverton man was sentenced today for shining a high-powered green laser at a uniformed Federal Protective Service (FPS) officer providing security at the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse during a protest in July 2020. Andrew Steven Faulkner, 25, was sentenced to three years’ federal probation to include…


Three new COVID cases in Wahkiakum County

Three new COVID cases in Wahkiakum County Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services has announced 3 additional COVID-19 cases in county residents. The individuals are in self-quarantine. This brings Wahkiakum to a cumulative total of 149 cases with 31 of those potentially active. There are no known connections to the Wahkiakum School District and St….


Clatsop County now in ‘Lower Risk’ category for COVID

Clatsop County now in ‘Lower Risk’ category for COVID Starting today, Clatsop County is now in the Lower Risk category for COVID-19, according to statewide metrics. The county had previously been at “Moderate Risk.” The change reflects a lower local rate of new infections. The Oregon Health Authority recorded 16 new COVID-19 cases in the…


Washington COVID eviction moratorium could end June 30

Washington COVID eviction moratorium could end June 30 A temporary moratorium on evictions in Washington state, created to assist tenants during the pandemic, is likely to expire at the end of the month. The purpose of the moratorium was to help residents stay in their homes and promote public health and safety by reducing the…


Clatsop County moves to ‘Lower Risk’ COVID-19 category Clatsop County will move from its current “Moderate Risk” designation for COVID-19 to the “Lower Risk” category, beginning Friday, June 4, based on the local rate of new infections. The Oregon Health Authority recorded 16 new COVID-19 cases in the two-week reporting period from May 16 through…


Seven new COVID cases and one death in Wahkiakum County

Seven new COVID cases and one death in Wahkiakum County Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services today announced seven new COVID-19 cases and the county’s first fatality from the disease. The individual who died was a female over 80. All seven patients are in self-quarantine. There is a connection to the Wahkiakum School District. Currently,…


Two new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Wahkiahum County residents

Two new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Wahkiahum County residents Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services confirmed two new COVID-19 cases this morning. Both patients are in self-quarantine. This brings the total new case count this week for the county to eight new cases since Monday. Wahkiakum County has confirmed a cumulative total of 133 cases,…


Merkley to hold virtual Tillamook Town Hall on Thursday, June 3

Merkley to hold virtual Tillamook Town Hall on Thurs., June 3 Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley on Thursday, June 3, will hold a remote and telephone town hall for constituents in Tillamook County. He’ll update constituents on his work in Washington, D.C., answer questions and invite comments about how to tackle the challenges facing Oregon…