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Frontline workers frustrated over PPE shortage in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — The shortage of personal protective equipment continues across the nation, and in Oregon and California. Frontline workers are in desperate need of personal protective equipment (PPE) while battling coronavirus. Monday, Oregon Governor Kate Brown (D) and several other elected …

Sen. Merkley watching Middle East closely

ASHLAND, Ore. — One day after a U.S. airstrike near Baghdad’s airport killed Iran’s top military commander, members of Congress are speaking out. U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) told NBC5 News Friday he’s watching what’s happening in the Middle East and Washington …

Ashland woman shares internment camp story

ASHLAND, Ore. — An Ashland woman is sharing her story in the hopes that history doesn’t repeat itself. Mitzi Asai Loftus and her family were placed in an internment camp after the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941 because she’s Japanese-American. She’s now …

Leukemia survivor comes back home

Medford, Ore. – Zachary Parham has spent his past two birthdays in the hospital battling leukemia. Zachary was 15 years old when he was diagnosed with one of the most aggressive forms of leukemia. Amazingly, within the first month of chemotherapy, he …

Sen. Jeff Merkley announces support for Bernie Sanders

Washington, D.C. – Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley has officially announced his support for presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders. In a column published in the New York Times, Sen. Merkley said, “Bernie Sanders is boldly and fiercely addressing the biggest challenges facing our …