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Economists say coronavirus disaster declarations may be the quickest path to reopening; militia groups use virus, Independence Day to recruit followers.

2020Talks - July 3, 2020 


Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

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One in seven Oregon households struggled to put food on the table at some point last year, according to a recent Gallup poll. (Melodi2/Morguefile)

PORTLAND, Ore. - One in seven households in Oregon struggled to afford food last year, according to a new survey conducted by Gallup. Although more than 14 percent of families still struggled with hunger at some point last year, the rate has been steadily decreasing since the Great Recession. In 201

Using people-first language to talk about mental disorders can help fight the stigma of these health conditions. (pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. – May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and experts say we should think twice the next time we call someone crazy or mentally ill. One in five adults experiences some form of mental illness in a given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Chris B

Nearly 700,000 U.S. troops were involved in the first Gulf War. (PHC D. W. Holmes/US Navy)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Yesterday was the 25th anniversary of the ceasefire that ended the first Gulf War. During the short conflict, nearly 700,000 U.S. troops were engaged. Dr. Ronald Grewenow, clinical director at the Portland Veteran Affairs Medical Center, says the war produced fewer physical injuri

Mobile clinics are becoming a popular way to serve veterans health care, according to Rep. Cedric Hayden, R-Cottage Grove. (William Heimbuch/U.S. Navy)

PORTLAND, Ore. - In small Oregon towns where there are no clinics to visit, the clinics visit the residents. Mobile clinics are gaining popularity across the state for people who have limited or no access to nearby facilities, and they are providing an array of health services. State Representat

Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill to make naloxone, a lifesaving antidote to opioid overdose, available without a prescription. (cohdra/morguefile)
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PORTLAND, Ore. - Three people die from prescription opioid overdose in Oregon each week, according to the Oregon Health Authority, and lawmakers in Salem are taking notice. The House Committee on Health Care is expected to hammer out during a work session today the details of a bill allowing pharma

Backers of Oregon's Gatekeeper program say it saves the state money by training volunteers to look in on elderly Oregonians and those with disabilities. But state lawmakers cancelled its funding in 2015. (Store to Door)

SALEM, Ore. – Backers of a program that trains folks to be observant in their dealings with isolated Oregonians across the state want the Legislature to restore the program's funding. Gatekeepers are often delivery drivers, meter readers and bank tellers who interact with older or homebound

Affordable vision insurance is one gap detailed in a new report about the challenges many Oregonians face in getting health coverage. Credit: TPSDave/pixabay.com

SALEM, Ore. - The Affordable Care Act may have prompted more people to sign up for health insurance. But in Oregon, a new report says 383,000 residents remain uninsured. Some can't get coverage, and others can't pay for it. The Oregon Health Equity Alliance is a coalition making 10 recommendations

Jon Bartholomew with AARP Oregon says its survey found 85 percent of Oregonians want to live independently at home for as long as possible, with the help of family caregivers. November is National Caregiver's Month. Courtesy: AARP

PORTLAND, Ore. - Family caregivers in Oregon are getting more support to help them take care of the medical needs of a loved one. The CARE Act, which goes into effect Jan. 1, aims to better integrate a person's caregiver into the hospital discharge process. Jon Bartholomew, government relations di

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