Hospitals face staffing crisis; FEMA pulls out of the Grove

PHOTO PROVIDEDSen. Ron Wyden speaks at PeaceHealth RiverBend in Springfield last week. As the Omicron variant continues to surge, an unprecedented staffing crisis has smacked local hospitals, leaving the remaining staff stretched thin and exhausted as we enter the third year of the pandemic. Outside of the hospitals, public officials[Read More…]

Lane County schools reopen; ICU beds near full

Alicia Beymer, chief administrative officer at PeaceHealth Cottage Grove and PeaceHealth Sacred Heart, speaks Saturday with Cottage Grove Mayor Jeff Gowing and others in attendance noting the National Guard’s arrival and support. Covid hospitalizations reached record highs last week before receding slightly, but those numbers remain alarmingly high for hospitals,[Read More…]

‘You’re not the boss of me’

Noel Nash, publisher I am lots of things. Sometimes all at once.  I’m conservative. I’m liberal. I’m libertarian, and independent. I’m happy-go-lucky, chill, easy-going and feel an inner peace. I’m angry, downright mad, hateful, spiteful and harbor revenge. My doghouse, it’s been said, has several floors. I’m forgiving, regretful, humble, eager to[Read More…]