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COVID-19 Update 5/26/20

Airs at: Tue, 05/26/2020 at 2:45pm - 3:45pm
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This is the KBOO Afternoon News brief for Tuesday, May 26th. There have still been only 113,000 tests for coronavirus in Oregon, where the death toll stands at 138.  Ninety seven thousand people have died in the USA so far, 29,000 in New York State.  France has shut down i... Read more

News update for 5/22/20

Airs at: Fri, 05/22/2020 at 4:00pm
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  The Washington Post this week reports that Oregon Republicans’ new US Senate nominee is a QAnon supporter who believes in a deep state conspiracy against President Donald J Trump. Jo Rae Perkins on Tuesday won the GOP’s nomination to run against Sen. Jeff Merkley in Nov... Read more

COVID-19 Update 5-21-20

Airs at: Thu, 05/21/2020 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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This is KBOO's daily covid 19 report for Thursday May 21st I'm Joe Clements.  Known cases of covid 19 continue to rise as there are now close to 4,859,000 confirmed cases worldwide, with over 329,000 fatalities. The United States continues to lead the world in recorded cases w... Read more

News Update for 5/20/20

Airs at: Wed, 05/20/2020 at 4:00pm
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The World Health Organization today announced that the past twenty four hours have seen the most new infections in a one-day period since the coronavirus pandemic began. The global health body said 106,000 new cases of infections of the novel coronavirus had been recorded ... Read more

COVID 19 Update 5/19/20

Airs at: Tue, 05/19/2020 at 2:30pm - 3:30pm
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Good afternoon, this is the KBOO news update. The revered British medical publication The Lancet today praised Chinese efforts to disseminate information about COVID-19 and blasted President Trump for lying.  Trump had published an attack on the World Health Organization's... Read more

News Update for 5/18/20

Airs at: Mon, 05/18/2020 at 4:00pm
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The top story this afternoon, The Chinese province of Jilin has put 108 million people into lockdown after 34 new cases of Coronavirus were discovered, resulting in one death.  Government officials have closed schools in addition to stopping busses and trains from leaving t... Read more

News Update for 5/15/20

Airs at: Fri, 05/15/2020 at 4:00pm
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The Oregon Department of Corrections will close Oregon’s death row.  The Oregonian reported yesterday that the 27 men there will be moved to other housing in the prison system.  The move has been under consideration by prison officials since a reform group in 2016 recommend... Read more

News Update for 5/13/20

Airs at: Wed, 05/13/2020 at 4:00pm
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Twenty-five workers at Hood River Distillers, members of Teamsters Local 670, have gone on strike after their employer, during the COVID-19 pandemic, implemented a final offer that alters health insurance benefits and provides paltry wage increases. The union filed unfair ... Read more

COVID-19 News Update 5/12/20

Airs at: Tue, 05/12/2020 at 2:15pm - 3:15pm
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Good afternoon, this is the KBOO afternoon news and COVID update. The death toll for Oregon from COVID-19 stands at 130 today, and Washington State has suffered 957 dead.  Testing is still largely inaccessible as the US Federal government has avoided facilitating test distr... Read more

News Update for 5/11/20

Airs at: Mon, 05/11/2020 at 4:00pm
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The Small Business Administration has closed off applications for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. This is a long-standing Small Business Administration program that’s separate from the new Paycheck Protection Program, which is also facing severe challenges in fun... Read more