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Heavy rain hits western Oregon, flood watch underway; debate over who should get COVID-19 vaccine next; cannabis sales by county in Oregon

Flood watch underway as heavy rain hits western Oregon, SW Washington

Rain totals have already passed 2 inches in Cannon Beach and are nearing an inch over parts of the valley since last night. A flood watch for all of western Oregon and southwest Washington is in effect through tomorrow morning and a high wind warning goes into effect on the north Oregon coast today at 10 a.m. The western valleys are expected to receive 2 to 3 inches of rain through tonight. The Cascades and Coast Range could get between 4 and 8 inches of rain, with some isolated spots potentially getting as much as 10 inches. The heavy rain also brings concern of landslides. A spokesperson with ODOT said they're keeping an eye on areas with steep hill slides and areas recently burned in last summer's wildfires. The heavy rain is expected to end tonight and tomorrow will be mostly dry. READ MORE

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Potential rainfall accumulation by Wednesday morning

Older Oregonians upset teachers set to get COVID-19 vaccine before them

Some senior citizens in Oregon are angry that Gov. Kate Brown moved teachers in front of them when it comes to getting vaccinated for COVID-19. That runs counter to a recent recommendation by the CDC. READ MORE

Here are Oregon's cannabis sales by county in 2020

Statewide, combined adult-use and medical sales increased nearly 40% and topped $1.1 billion last year. While Malheur County was No. 1 on a per-capita basis, Multnomah County was the leader in the raw sales count, at more than $313 million. READ MORE

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