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Emergency personnel from the Oregon State Police, Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, Netarts Fire and Rescue, and the United States Coast Guard responded at 2:20 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, to a capsized boat at the mouth of Netarts Bay.

Economic Development Council of Tillamook County in partnership with Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) announced Nov. 18 the availability of grants to small businesses, defined as those with 25 or fewer employees, that have been adversely affected by economic conditions as the res…

On Friday, Nov. 20, Oregon received approval by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Disaster SNAP recipients in the following counties to purchase hot or prepared foods from authorized SNAP retailer…

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 With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations at an all-time high for the pandemic, Governor Kate Brown today urged Oregonians to remember that the entire state is under a Two-Week Freeze, and to keep their Thanksgiving gatherings small and use precautions to protect themselves and loved ones fr…

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Tillamook County Board of Commissioners voted to close the courthouse during an emergency meeting Monday, Nov. 23, after the commissioner’s office was alerted earlier in the afternoon that an employee in an office in the courthouse tested positive for COVID-19. The board will reassess Monday…

On Thursday, Nov. 19, the State of Oregon announced it is joining the national Get Covered 2021 campaign, spearheaded by Get Covered America, Covered California, and the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange. Oregon joins 14 states and the District of Columbia that are promoting Get Covered 2021,…

OnPoint Community Credit Union announced Friday, Nov. 20, that it will open 20 new branches located within Fred Meyer stores across Oregon and Southwest Washington in 2021. This is the largest branch expansion in OnPoint’s history and the news reinforces the credit union’s commitment to its …

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In a Tillamook County Leadership meeting Friday, Nov. 20, county leadership discussed COVID-19 cases and hospital capacity. Tillamook County Community Health Centers reported on Friday, Nov. 20, 11 new confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 during the week of Nov. 13-19, bringing the county to…

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The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) announce the closure of the remainder of the coast for recreational razor clamming. Recent razor clam samples indicate the marine biotoxin domoic acid has exceeded the closure limit.

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and Oregon State University (OSU) Extension are again partnering to provide free KN95 masks to farmworkers, farmers, ranchers, fishers, food processors and farm labor contractors to protect Oregon’s food and fiber workers. ODA and OSU have regionall…

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Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) invites Oregonians to head outside for some fresh air the day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 27, also known as ‘Green Friday.’ OPRD will waive day-use parking fees that day in 25 state parks across Oregon.

As the economic impacts of the pandemic continue, the Oregon legislature and Gov. Kate Brown have allocated millions more in grant funding for Business Oregon to deliver into the hands of small businesses across Oregon. On Monday, Nov. 9, the Emergency Board of the Oregon Legislature approve…

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While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused deep economic impacts across the state, the latest Oregon Revenue Forecast suggest an improving outlook.

With Oregon, like most of the rest of the nation, facing record cases of COVID-19 and amid increasing concern about the impact of the pandemic on local health care facilities, the Nehalem Bay Health District and the recently formed Citizens Health and Safety Committee (CHAS) have entered int…

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The Dec. 1 commercial Dungeness crab season is delayed until at least Dec. 16 for the entire Oregon coast as testing shows crabs are too low in meat yield.

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The Tillamook County Board of Commissioners agreed during an emergency meeting Thursday, Nov. 19, to keep the Tillamook County Library closed to the public and remain open for curbside service only. The board of commissioners had passed a board order during an emergency meeting Tuesday, Nov.…

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Tillamook County has seen a sharp increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases. As for the week ending November 14th, 2020, a total of 114 positive and presumptive cases have been confirmed within the county, accounting for a positivity rate of 6.2% within the county. The state of Orego…

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Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.9 percent in October from 7.9 percent, as revised, in September. For the past few months, Oregon’s unemployment rate has closely tracked the national unemployment rate, which also fell to 6.9 percent in October from 7.9 percent in September.

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Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday, Nov. 17, issued Executive Order 20-65 following last week's announcement of a statewide freeze to stop the rapid community spread of COVID-19 in Oregon. In light of increasing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, the order outlines necessary risk reduction measure…

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Grocers and supermarkets will get a reprieve from complying with Oregon’s Bottle Bill redemption requirements starting Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 when the “Statewide Freeze” begins. The “Statewide Freeze” is designed to stop the rapid spread of COVID-19 and places new conditions on how busines…

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Tillamook County Community Health Centers reports that as of noon Friday, Nov. 13, there are eight new confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, bringing the county to a total of 83 confirmed positive cases. There are currently 12 active cases and 21 contacts, so there are 33 individuals being moni…

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The Oregon Employment Department announced Friday, Nov. 13, that it is preparing for an increase in unemployment claims following Gov. Kate Brown’s statewide Two-Week Freeze. Oregonians whose employment is impacted by this effort to curb the exponential spread of COVID-19 will need to either…

Unemployment tax rates for employers subject to Oregon payroll tax will move to tax schedule four for the 2021 calendar year. Despite facing the highest unemployment rate in Oregon’s history, the 2021 payroll tax schedule is a modest shift from the 2020 tax schedule, with an average rate of …

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The Oregon Legislative Emergency Board has approved more than $128 million to help Oregonians impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Thanksgiving travel will be on the lighter side this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. AAA projects a drop of at least 10% with travel volume shrinking to the lowest point since the Great Recession in 2008, and the end of 11 years of travel growth for the holiday weekend. Most will wait …

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Oregon state agencies, federal and local partners formed a multi-agency team to analyze potential post-fire flooding and erosion threats on and below public and private lands as a result of September’s catastrophic wildfires in western Oregon.

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The Rockaway Beach Police Department is in the process of moving to its new location, Rockaway Beach City Hall located at 276 Hwy 101 South in Rockaway Beach. The move will provide for increased workflow within the city with the added benefit of annual cost savings.

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Governor Kate Brown announced Friday, Nov. 13, a statewide Two-Week Freeze, implementing new measures to limit gatherings and stop the rapid spread of COVID-19 across Oregon. The Two-Week Freeze measures will be in effect from Nov. 18 through Dec. 2, statewide. These risk reduction measures …