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May 28, 2020 In The News

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued its first coronavirus-related citation "within the last week," the embattled head of the agency told lawmakers Thursday at a marathon House subcommittee hearing on OSHA's virus enforcement — or its alleged lack thereof.

May 28, 2020 In The News

The partisan divide over how to ensure workplace safety surfaced repeatedly Thursday as Democrats on the House Education and Labor Committee questioned the head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration about the agency's response to the pandemic.

May 28, 2020 In The News

Four of the seven members of Oregon’s congressional delegation this week said Covid is exacerbating inequalities in the financial system and federal lawmakers should take additional steps to help underserved communities.

May 20, 2020 In The News

As many Oregonians reflect on the life and the legacy of Oregon legislator Mitch Greenlick, they recall his tireless efforts towards health equity and health care – a champion for both.

May 15, 2020 In The News

A transaction that would have combined CareOregon, the state's largest Medicaid insurer, with Providence Plan Partners, the insurance arm of Providence St. Joseph's Health, the state's largest health care provider, has been called off, representatives for both companies tell WW.

May 11, 2020 In The News

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Millions of Americans received a stimulus check from the federal government. It's unclear if a second one could be coming. Lawmakers in Washington D.C. are kicking around different proposals, from monthly checks to a payroll tax rebate. There are no concrete plans for a second check yet, though.

May 9, 2020 In The News

In any other time, Oregon’s Muslims would be breaking their daily fast throughout Ramadan with their community during a meal known as an iftar. But during the coronavirus pandemic, such gatherings aren’t possible.

May 7, 2020 In The News

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Issues from price gouging to current eviction rules were all part of the conversation Thursday in a webinar hosted by Oregon Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum. They say they’re constantly working to keep people from getting ripped off and they want those who they think they are to reach out. 

May 4, 2020 In The News

The federal government has spent trillions of dollars to help dull the economic pain from the coronavirus pandemic, but some Democratic lawmakers say it’s not enough — and want to see monthly payments of $2,000 given to most Americans until the crisis begins to fade.

May 2, 2020 In The News

U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden and Reps. Suzanne Bonamici and Earl Blumenauer said they have concerns about the planned CareOregon-Providence Plan Partners affiliation.