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Past articles by Amy:

Oregon’s vote-by-mail primary gets other states’ attention

The coronavirus pandemic has upended every facet of American life, including primary elections throughout the country. But Oregon, with its vote-by-mail system, is a leader in how elections may be held moving forward. → Read More

Pandemic park rules abused by bolt cutters, graffiti

Most people understand that social distancing during the pandemic includes parks and recreation activities. Parks and trails in the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District are open -- but some of the amenities are closed. → Read More

Social distancing in Aisle 2: How grocery stores handle it

The Oregon Department of Agriculture, which regulates grocery stores, provided guidelines for social distancing. But it's up to the company or the store to decide what works best for them. → Read More

‘Error on my unemployment claim’ frustrates Oregon filers

A record number of Oregonians, including the Rankins, filed for unemployment. Like thousands of people, they logged on Sunday to file their claim for the week and got a message to restart their claim. → Read More

Easter reason remains: Congregants flock to digital services

It's fair to say more people attend church services on Christmas and Easter than most Sundays. But this Sunday it's Easter in the pandemic, and services will be decidedly different. → Read More

Teamwork: Clackamas agencies partner to reach seniors

Clackamas County officials worked with other agencies and groups to launch the Community Care Initiative to reach seniors and help them with their daily and emotional needs. → Read More

Regional COVID-19 updates: 5 more deaths in Oregon from coronavirus

The latest information from April 8, 2020, in Oregon and Southwest Washington in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Live: Gov. Brown holds briefing over ‘education issues’

Oregon Governor Kate Brown is slated to hold a press conference on education issues during the COVID-19 public health crisis Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. → Read More

Photos: Pandemic in American life

On her birthday Naoma Masferrer, 8, tosses a ping pong ball during a social distance party game during her drive-by birthday party Monday afternoon, April 6, 2020 in Walla Walla, Wash. Naoma's family drove to the homes of several friends. Mom Katie, brother Teo and father Roberto look on. (Greg Lehman/Walla Walla Union-Bulletin via AP)WEEHAWKEN, → Read More

Internet in the pandemic: Low-cost, free options, tips

Many people have lost their jobs. Money is tight. What happens if you can't afford the internet or there's no access at your home? → Read More

Oregon efforts making difference – but still stay home

As doctors leading the nation's coronavirus response brace for a tough week ahead, efforts to "flatten the curve" may be working. While it's too soon to say for sure, doctors handling Oregon's COVID-19 response say the situation appears to be leveling out to some extent. → Read More

Clark County’s Melnick: Assume coronavirus is everywhere

"You need to assume that anywhere you go in our community, if you're not practicing social distancing you're at risk of getting the infection," Clark County Health Director Dr. Alan Melnick said. → Read More

From terrified to hopeful: 1st-time SNAP users hit stores

While she's furloughed and waiting for unemployment to begin, the single mother of a teenager knew she needed to get some help with food through SNAP (maybe better known as food stamps.) → Read More

‘4 key components running short’ in Oregon PPE supply

The news that 12 staffers at OHSU tested positive for COVID-19 underscores the ongoing and increasing need for PPE -- personal protective equipment. → Read More

Filing for unemployment and ‘just can’t get through’

"I have been calling since last Friday, so it's been a week now. And I have called, I can't even count anymore, just over and over. I mean, probably 300 or 400 times. And I just can't get through." → Read More

Food pantries ‘figuring out how people get fed’ in pandemic

The pantry operates 3 days a week at 4800 NE 72nd. On a typical Saturday they see about 100 families. Last Saturday there were more than 600. → Read More

Retailers, customers adjusting to 6-foot social distancing

Retail stores that are still open are adapting quickly to the social distancing guidelines during the pandemic -- and so are the customers. → Read More

Dentist mom with cancer hits coronavirus snag on surgery

Rachelle Elliott has been working with a Portland area oncologist and this week called the health care provider to schedule a lumpectomy. But she was told they're not scheduling this type of surgery right now. → Read More

Grammy’s heirloom ring accidentally donated to Goodwill

Grammy, who was born in 1902, died in the 1980s. Naomi Veroczi cherished 8 heirloom rings she kept in a small black pouch. → Read More

Pedestrian seriously injured in NE Vancouver crash

A collision between a car and a pedestrian left one 49-year-old Vancouver resident seriously injured, according to police. → Read More