Nate Hanson, WLTX

Nate Hanson


Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Nate:

No, the federal government is not taxing the third stimulus check

You don't have to pay taxes on the third stimulus check from the federal government. If you didn’t receive your money, you can get it by filing a 2021 tax return. → Read More

Yes, you can test positive for COVID-19 on PCR tests for up to 12 weeks after infection

People can test positive for COVID-19 up to 12 weeks after their initial diagnosis. It’s unlikely they’re contagious in the weeks after they’ve recovered. → Read More

Yes, the Old Navy class action settlement is real

People who made a purchase at Old Navy between Nov. 12, 2015, and Dec. 2, 2021, could be eligible to receive store certificates worth up to $10. → Read More

The 5 most-read VERIFY stories in 2021

From the Olympics, to the COVID-19 delta variant, to the Alec Baldwin prop gun shooting, here were the most read fact check stories by VERIFY in 2021. → Read More

No, the first omicron death reported in the US was not a fully vaccinated person

The first omicron death reported in the US was in Harris County, Texas. The man was not vaccinated and had underlying health conditions. → Read More

No, President Biden was not against the war in Afghanistan from the very beginning

President Joe Biden said in a CBS interview that he has “been against the war in Afghanistan from the very beginning.” That’s false. → Read More

Yes, 5G can interfere with airplanes, but it’s unclear whether it will cause ‘harmful interference’

The FAA has raised concerns about the impact 5G expansion nationwide could have on airplane equipment. → Read More

No, school districts generally are not subject to HIPAA rules

A group claims a school district’s handling of students’ vaccination records violates HIPAA. But the health privacy law generally doesn’t apply to school districts. → Read More

Yes, police in most states can seize your money even if you’re not charged with a crime

Through a process called civil forfeiture, the government can seize your money if they believe it is linked to a crime. → Read More

Yes, some felons from the Jan. 6 insurrection can vote but it depends on where they live

States can make laws to restrict voting by felons. Maine, Vermont, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico allow felons to vote, even while in prison. → Read More

No, hot food doesn’t need to cool down before going in the fridge

U.S. food and health agencies say it’s a myth that hot food shouldn’t go in the refrigerator. → Read More

Refrigerated Thanksgiving leftovers are safe to eat for 4 days

How long do Thanksgiving leftovers last? The USDA says the Monday after Thanksgiving is the last day people can safely eat refrigerated leftovers. → Read More

Yes, the IRS adjusts federal income tax brackets every year

The IRS makes an annual inflation adjustment to the federal tax brackets. The agency announced its latest changes on November 10 for the 2022 tax year. → Read More

Yes, a potentially deadly parasite that enters people through bare feet is in the US

Headlines about a parasite called Strongyloides being in the U.S. are accurate. The parasite isn’t deadly for most people – and many people don’t even have symptoms. → Read More

No, wages have not grown faster than inflation since last Thanksgiving

While speaking at the COP 26 Summit on climate change, President Joe Biden made a comparison to last Thanksgiving and claimed wages have grown more than inflation. → Read More

No, a fourth stimulus check has not been passed

Congress has not passed legislation that includes a fourth stimulus check. The last approved stimulus payment came in the American Rescue Plan passed in March 2021. → Read More

Yes, most Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine recipients are now eligible for a booster shot

Adults who received a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at least two months ago are eligible for a booster shot of either J&J, Moderna or Pfizer. → Read More

No, taking low-dose aspirin daily to prevent heart disease is not recommended for most people

The American Heart Association is one of several health groups that say most people shouldn’t take a daily low dose of aspirin to prevent heart disease. → Read More

Yes, at-home COVID-19 rapid tests are as accurate as rapid tests done at testing sites

While PCR tests are the most accurate COVID-19 tests, it can take days to get those results. While less accurate, rapid antigen tests can give results in minutes. → Read More

Yes, COVID-19 is the leading cause of death for on-duty law enforcement officers so far in 2021

COVID-19 has been the leading cause of line-of-duty deaths so far in 2021, and the second leading cause of death has been gunfire, according to a nonprofit. → Read More