Oregon counties urge trucks for bodies as deaths rise

BEND, Oregon – The death toll from COVID-19 in Oregon is rising so rapidly that two counties have requested refrigerated trucks to contain the bodies, the state’s emergency management department said on Saturday. So far, Tillamook County on the northwest coast of Oregon and Josephine County in the southwest have …

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Richmond RCMP to monitor boaters and operators this weekend

The initiative is being carried out in partnership with ICBC and the City of Richmond. Richmond RCMP will be monitoring boaters and operators this weekend in an effort to increase awareness, prevention and enforcement of boating safety and impaired driving. Constables from various units across town as well as colleagues …

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Dallas homeless camps increased 30% during pandemic

As a resident of downtown Dallas for over two decades, Sabrina Abney is used to seeing people living on the streets and in parks. But recently, she said, the number of homeless seems worse. Abney said she found new routes to walk her dog, Harry, after being heckled by people …

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Gas prices pause on the rise, possibly peak

National and California gas prices have stopped rising, potentially signaling a peak within weeks of the summer driving season and the start of the school year, according to AAA reports. Additionally, concerns about the transmission of COVID-19 are increasing as infection rates continue to rise. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) …

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Keeping real boat registration fees in California

RBOC Board of Directors in the state capital of California. A coalition of boating groups, led by California Recreational Boaters and the United States Boat Owners Association, succeeded in removing a proposed 250% increase in the recreational boat registration fee from the budget of the ‘State. The groups intend to …

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Camp Point Central remains on probation for a mask term

CAMP POINT, Ill. (WGEM) – The Camp Point Central school district met with officials from the Illinois Board of Education on Monday to discuss the school’s mixed response to the indoor mask mandate in schools. Camp Point Central superintendent Erica Smith said the district was still on probation with the …

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