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Oregon Doc’s Medical License Suspended After Boast He And His Staff Never Wear Masks

Oregon’s Medical Board voted Thursday to suspend a physician’s license indefinitely after he boasted that he and his staff have “not once” worn masks in his clinic to help stem the spread of COVID-19. The board issued an “emergency” order to immediately suspend Dr. Steven LaTulippe’s medical license “due to the board’s concern for the […]

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Oregon Nurse Put On Leave After Flouting COVID-19 Safety Measures On TikTok

A nurse in Salem, Oregon, has been placed on administrative leave after posting a “Grinch”-themed TikTok video in which she poked fun at those taking COVID-19 safety protocols seriously.   The clip showed the nurse, identified by BuzzFeed and other media outlets as Ashley Grames of Salem Health, wearing scrubs and a stethoscope as she mouthed dialogue […]

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Oregon Just Voted to Decriminalize All Drug Possession–Here’s What That Means

Yesterday Oregon voted to decriminalize the possession of all drugs, making it the first state to do so. Voters in Oregon also approved a measure to legalize the therapeutic use of psilocybin, the compound in psychedelic mushrooms that’s responsible for their consciousness-altering effects. Nearly 59% of Oregon voters approved Measure 110, which decriminalizes all drugs […]