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Ebola outbreak: What you need to know now

Ebola outbreak: What you need to know nowHere are the 5 things you need to know about the situation.
  • Nation Now
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Nation

Timeline: Ebola in the USA

Timeline: Ebola in the USAFirst patient diagnosed in U.S. was confirmed to have the virus Sept. 30.
  • Nation
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Nation Now

Quiz: Test your knowledge of Ebola

Quiz: Test your knowledge of EbolaHow much do you know about the Ebola outbreak? Test your knowledge with our quiz.
  • Nation Now
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Health

Seattle scientist: government 'underestimated' Ebola

Seattle scientist: government 'underestimated' EbolaDr. Michael Katze is a University of Washington microbiologist who leads a team of researchers working to determine why some people survive Ebola and others do not.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Health

Four Oregon kids have potentially deadly Enterovirus D68

Four Oregon kids have potentially deadly Enterovirus D68State health officials on Thursday confirmed that Enterovirus 68, a severe respiratory illness that quickly spread across the United States, has reached Oregon.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Local

Officials: No cause for concern after PDX Ebola scare

Officials: No cause for concern after PDX Ebola scareHealth officials responded to an Ebola scare at Portland International Airport on Wednesday.
  • Local
  • 6 days, 1 hour ago
Central Coast

Residents pack meeting, urge Coast Guard to keep chopper

Residents pack meeting, urge Coast Guard to keep chopperFishermen, their families and concerned community members packed a town hall meeting Monday night to voice their concerns with the United States Coast Guard's plan to close it's air station in Newport.
  • Central Coast
  • 11 hours, 8 minutes ago
Green

Oregon GMO measure poised to set spending record

Oregon GMO measure poised to set spending recordA ballot measure that would require labels on genetically engineered foods is poised to reach an Oregon spending record.
  • Green
  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
Health

Cover Oregon: Tax credit error affects thousands

Cover Oregon: Tax credit error affects thousandsAccording to Cover Oregon's analysis, 12,772 tax-paying households are affected. Their tax error ranges from $1 to more than $100 per month. The average error is $8.41 per month.
  • Health
  • 4 days, 13 hours ago
Health

Portland-area hospitals adjust Ebola plans

Portland-area hospitals adjust Ebola plansTo find out more about Portland hospitals' Ebola preparation and plans, KGW submitted a list of questions to six of the largest hospitals and health care providers.
  • Health
  • 5 days, 2 hours ago
Life

FIT Project helps Portland teens

FIT Project helps Portland teensPortland runners start nonprofit called "FIT"
  • Life
  • 5 days, 4 hours ago
Health

Monsanto gives $2.5 million to fight GMO labeling

Monsanto gives $2.5 million to fight GMO labelingBiotechnology giant Monsanto is ramping up its spending toward trying to defeat a November ballot measure that would require labeling of genetically modified foods in Oregon.
  • Health
  • 5 days, 8 hours ago
Health Reform

Cover Oregon investigates another security breach

Cover Oregon investigates another security breachA Klamath Falls woman who applied for health coverage through Cover Oregon says the insurance exchange mailed her the personal information of other applicants.
  • Health Reform
  • 5 days, 9 hours ago
Local

Retired pilot talks about Ebola, fear of flying

Retired pilot talks about Ebola, fear of flying"There are 350 million travelers in this country every year and only about 50,000 are coming from countries affected with Ebola, so its a minuscule amount," Capt. Hummel said.
  • Local
  • 5 days, 12 hours ago
Health

Oregon nurses, hospitals prepared for Ebola

Oregon nurses, hospitals prepared for EbolaAssociations for both Oregon nurses and Oregon hospitals have released a joint statement, assuring the public they are prepared for Ebola if the virus makes it to Oregon.
  • Health
  • 6 days, 3 hours ago
Health

New Wash. license plates promote breast cancer awareness

New Wash. license plates promote breast cancer awarenessA new special license plate going on sale in Washington will feature a pink ribbon and promote breast cancer awareness.
  • Health
  • 6 days, 7 hours ago
Health

Fines begin for Hanford radioactive sludge near Columbia

Fines begin for Hanford radioactive sludge near ColumbiaThe Department of Energy is being fined $10,000 a week until radioactive sludge at Hanford is moved away from the Columbia River.
  • Health
  • 6 days, 8 hours ago
Local

Cover Oregon consultant pens scalding assessment

Cover Oregon consultant pens scalding assessmentA report by a corporate turnaround expert hired to fix Oregon's troubled health-care insurance exchange presents a scalding assessment of Cover Oregon's past problems.
  • Local
  • 1 week ago
Health

Pro, anti-GMO labeling campaigns get big contributions

Pro, anti-GMO labeling campaigns get big contributionsAn Oregon ballot measure on the labeling of genetically modified foods is starting to attract big money.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Local

Portland firefighters change policy on febrile patients

Portland firefighters change policy on febrile patientsStarting Friday dispatchers at the Bureau of Emergency Communication in Portland will start asking sick callers if they have a fever, according to Lt. Damon Simmons with Portland Fire and Rescue.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Health

Colo. pot shops offering weaker marijuana for newbies

Colo. pot shops offering weaker marijuana for newbiesAlso new at the pot shop is a light-dose "Rookie Cookie" for people who aren't used to eating medical-grade pot.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Health

Second Texas patient suspected of having Ebola

Second Texas patient suspected of having EbolaA patient exhibiting "signs and symptoms of Ebola" has been transported from a Frisco CareNow.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Health

OHSU, Legacy Health will take Ebola patients if needed

OHSU, Legacy Health will take Ebola patients if neededLegacy Health and OHSU are both willing to receive U.S. patients who are evacuated from West Africa for treatment of Ebola.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks ago
Health

Woman, 29: Why I'm taking my own life in Oregon

Woman, 29: Why I'm taking my own life in OregonDiagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, Britanny Maynard has moved with her family to Oregon so she can legally kill herself with lethal medication prescribed under the Oregon Death With Dignity Act.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks ago
Health

Study: Memory loss from Alzheimer's reversed

Study: Memory loss from Alzheimer's reversedFor the first time ever, researchers in California claim they have reversed memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Health

Seattle hospital to take Ebola patients if needed

Seattle hospital to take Ebola patients if neededHarborview Medical Center in Seattle says it is willing to receive U.S. patients who are evacuated from West Africa for treatment of Ebola.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
National News

Federal officials opposed to Ebola travel ban

Federal officials opposed to Ebola travel banTop government health officials said Sunday that they are opposed to placing a ban on travelers from Ebola-infected countries.
  • National News
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Health

5 more Hanford nuclear plant workers evaluated for vapors

5 more Hanford nuclear plant workers evaluated for vaporsFive more clean-up workers at the Hanford nuclear reservation have been evaluated for symptoms related to vapors from waste storage tanks.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Health

NBC News freelancer in Africa diagnosed with Ebola

NBC News freelancer in Africa diagnosed with EbolaAn American freelance cameraman working for NBC News in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola and will be flown back to the United States for treatment.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Local

Jet with Texas Ebola patient flew to PDX a day later

Jet with Texas Ebola patient flew to PDX a day laterThe United jet that carried a patient eventually diagnosed in Texas with the Ebola virus then flew on to the Portland International Airport a day later and 40 other destinations in the U.S.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago