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Monday, April 27, 2009 Ryan Fleming

First Came Swine Flu, Now Come the Scams


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As if swine flu wasn't scary enough, now Attorney General John Kroger is warning (PDF) about scams inspired by the disease. Kroger's office is encouraging people to be vigilant about screening e-mails from unknown sources and not to follow links to bogus medical sites or sites that pitch defenses against swine flu. "We are trying to warn people before they get burned by these scams, because ...   More
 
Thursday, April 30, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Multnomah County Reports First Probable Case of Swine Flu


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Oregon health officials are reporting their first probable case of swine flu - and it's right here in Multnomah County. What few details that there are about this case are here, as are these helpful tips for prevention: Covering your cough or sneeze (with inside of elbow or sleeve, not hand) Frequent hand-washing Staying home when you are sick Avoid bringing sick children to public places ...   More
 
Thursday, April 30, 2009 HANK STERN

Cinco De Mayo Fiesta, Swine Flu, and You


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If you let swine flu stop you from getting sloshed at the Cinco De Mayo fiesta, then the terrorists — or the germs — have already won. The festival's organizers, the Portland Guadalajara Sister City Association, reassured us it's doing everything in its power to respond. Vice President John Cardenas says he and others are getting their cues from Multnomah County's Health Department, ...   More
 
Thursday, April 30, 2009 Megan Brescini

Local Schools Respond to Swine Flu


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Portland Public Schools is telling students, teachers and parents to take precautions to prevent the spread of swine flu. One local school, Sabin K-8 in Northeast Portland, is going a step further. ----- Forwarded Message ---- From: "sabinpta@comcast.net" To: sabinpta@comcast.net Cc: Richard Schafer Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2009 1:41:03 PM Subject: Global Experience Event - Thursday, May ...   More
 
Thursday, April 30, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Fashion with a hint of panic


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Who knew shielding half your face from the dreaded swine flu could be so fashionable? The pandemic of panic surrounding the mutated flu has created an entirely new must-have accessory—the face mask. Companies like MedExSupply may have simply had too much time on their hands when its worker bees found rubber gloves and face masks in all colors of the rainbow (some featuring Disney characters) ...   More
 
Friday, May 1, 2009 Heather Morse

Worried About Swine Flu?


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Thursday, September 3, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

The Latest From Oregon's Swine Flu Experts


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Been thinking about swine flu lately? So have a group of healthcare and business professionals who spoke today at Portland City Club's Friday Forum about the swine flu's possible health and economic effects in Oregon, as well as the prevention measures being taken locally. Panelists said the first shipments of the vaccine should begin “trickling in” next week to Oregon, though that ...   More
 
Friday, October 2, 2009 Anvi Bui

Sick Leave Rules Rankle Portland Cops


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Seeking to crack down on possible sick leave abuse, the Portland Police Bureau recently "clarified" how officers should ask their bosses for sick days. The move has caused eye-rolling by some cops who see management taking a nanny-state approach. A Sept. 14 memo (PDF) from precinct commanders reminds cops that "sick time reporting will be made in a personal conversation between the member and ...   More
 
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

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