Molly Harbarger, The Oregonian

Molly Harbarger

The Oregonian

Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Molly:

Portland protests draw thousands Thursday, no state, federal police in sight

It was the first night of relative calm in weeks, since the escalation of force against protesters by federal officers. → Read More

Portland opens three outdoor homeless camps to try to contain spread of coronavirus

The city will provide sleeping bags and tents to ensure they are clean and hygienic. → Read More

Multnomah County sees first cases of coronavirus in homeless population

The housing status of coronavirus patients is important because officials worry that people who live in harsh conditions could be more likely to die from the virus. → Read More

Providence, Legacy report 18 health care workers test positive for coronavirus

That brings to 31 the total number of known health care workers in Oregon who have contracted the virus. OHSU earlier said 12 of its workers tested positive. → Read More

12 OHSU staff test positive for coronavirus, more tests pending

Some 846 nurses, doctors and other staff who were tested at Oregon Health & Sciences University for coronavirus. → Read More

Oregon Convention Center to become temporary coronavirus-related homeless shelter

The Oregon Convention Center will transform into a 130-bed homeless shelter on Friday, to help homeless people affected by the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Homeless with HIV: A place to heal becomes a matter of life or death

The Portland area is one of the hardest hit by a surge in HIV transmissions. → Read More

Where are the Native American doctors? Oregon med school tries to solve crisis

The number of Native Americans in medical schools has steadily declined over the last three decades, with only 39 in the entire U.S. last year out of more than 12,600. In 1980, that number was 60. → Read More

Spike in Multnomah County HIV cases tied to drug use

Public health officials reported Thursday that 42 people who either inject drugs into their bodies or had sex with people who do have been diagnosed with HIV in the last 18 months. → Read More

Unvaccinated Oregon boy, 6, nearly dies of tetanus, racks up $1 million in bills

He was the first case in Oregon in 30 years. → Read More

Bend measles case officially linked to Vancouver-area outbreak

That case helped bump the total number of people with measles up to 38 on Wednesday. → Read More

Miniature horses could be your seatmate: Alaska Airlines to allow them on board

Several airlines, including United and Delta and Alaska, have tightened rules this year on what kind of emotional support animals are allowed to fly with passengers. → Read More

45 boxed wines ranked from best to worst

If you're trying to drink wine on a budget and you're not drinking boxed wine, you're missing out. Boxed wine has long been one of the most maligned wines in the industry, even though it's always been the more affordable and environmentally friendly option. In the past few years, boxed wine has grown into a compelling genre of its own, reaching beyond the familiar Franzia and Carlo Rossi to… → Read More

Portland could fight to keep unionized employees' names secret

Mayor Ted Wheeler has asked the rest of the city council to vote Wednesday to authorize the legal battle to keep the employee names private. He did so at the request of the city attorney's office, said spokesman Michael Cox. → Read More

Eclipse jams traffic on runways, not just roads as people leave Oregon

As many as 400 planes were estimated to be waiting to leave Madras Municipal Airport Monday, as traffic from eclipse watchers who stayed at the air field intersects with those who flew their private planes waited to take off. → Read More

Portland's homeless population jumps nearly 10 percent, new count shows

With the increase come some signs of hope, city and county officials say: There are more people sleeping in shelters or transitional housing than outside for the first time since 2005. → Read More

Invasive Japanese beetles detected in Portland, Washington County

Oregon, while mostly beetle-free, has been fighting the pests for more than 100 years. The bugs like to feed on some of Oregon's most notable and profitable plants -- roses, nursery plants and now marijuana could all be affected if a Japanese beetle population spread throughout the Willamette Valley or state. → Read More

Anheuser-Busch to take over some brewing for Widmer Bros. parent company

The parent company of Budweiser plans to start brewing some of Craft Brew Alliance's beers as part of a renewed business agreement. The off-site brewing is part of an ambitious expansion for the organization that includes several Portland-based breweries including Widmer Brothers. → Read More

Shellfish infected by bacteria that kills humans as ocean temperatures rise

Norovirus is the least of your worries. A sometimes-fatal bacteria is infecting more shellfish, even as those species are moving northward to escape warmer ocean waters. → Read More

Meet the protein-packed superfood many Olympians swear by

t's been cultivated in Ethiopia for more than 3,000 years, and is now being embraced by athletes in the U.S. → Read More