.Oregon City, OR, USA
Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@Tina4Oregon)

  • Democrats had agreed to give up that redistricting advantage
  • Republican lawmakers accused Democrats of gerrymandering
  • Representative Shelly Boshart Davis described the decision as “egregious."

.Salem, OR, USA
Deer Creek has become a dry creek bed after several illegal marijuana grows cropped up in the neighborhood last spring (Photo Credit: AP)

  • Illegal marijuana growers are taking water in uncontrolled amounts 
  • Illegal marijuana cultivation continues unabated despite legalisation of recreational marijuana is parts of the US
  • Illegal marijuana cultivation has emerged as a major problem in Oregon

.Columbus, OH, USA
Week 2 is a long way from selection Sunday, but the Ducks fired a shot that could echo throughout this season. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@oregonfootball)

  • Oregan Ducks defeated Ohio State Buckeyes 38-25
  • The Ducks sliced up the Buckeyes for 269 yards rushing and 7.1 yards per pop
  • The Ducks have won two conference title and a Rose Bowl in six seasons under Cristobal

.Oregon City, OR, USA
(Representative Image: Unsplash)

  • The game was postponed owing to poor air quality caused by fires near Ashland, Oregon
  • The game has been rescheduled for September 11 at Southern Oregon
  • Both teams will be hoping to get back to winning ways

.Tillamook, OR, USA
A nurse talks to a patient in the emergency room at Salem Hospital in Salem. (Photo credit: AP)

  • Tillamook and Josephine counties in Oregon asked for trucks to hold the bodies
  • Tillamook County's  vaccination rate is 70%
  • The Oregon Health Authority on Friday reported 20 new deaths

.Oregon, USA
Oregon's governor Kate Brown is a member of the Democratic party. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@OregonGovBrown)

  • The mandate will be put in place starting August 27
  • The rule will be applicable to all regardless of vaccination status
  • The mandate will exempt "fleeting encounters"

.Salem, OR, USA
Medics bring another patient to the Emergency Department in the Critical Care Unit at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, Oregon

  • Oregon was once the poster child for limiting the spread of COVID-19
  • But now the state is being hammered by the super-transmissible delta variant
  • The vast majority of hospitalized COVID-19 patients are unvaccinated

.Oregon, USA
Multiple states in the US have mandated vaccines for essential workers. (Photo Credits: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The mandate may be put in place by October 18
  • Brown said she is "willing to take the heat" from those who disagree with the mandate
  • Oregon is currently facing a shortage of ICU beds

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.Oregon City, OR, USA
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown talks with a National Guard member and registered nurse during a visit to the Marion County and Salem Health vaccination clinic in Oregon. (Photo credit: AP)

  • There are 733 people hospitalized with the virus in Oregon
  • The National Guards are being sent to hospitals across the state which have been pushed to the brink
  • They would serve as material and equipment runners and help with COVID-19 testing