Oregon

Amtrak Train Stranded for Day-and-a-Half Arrives in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Amtrak train traveling from Seattle to Los Angeles with 183 passengers got stranded in the snowy mountains of Oregon for at least 36 hours, putting a strain on passengers as food, patience and even diapers ran short.

Jordyn Hooper, right, and her four-year-old daughter Quinn Hooper, left, join other passengers as they disembark from an Amtrak train in Eugene, Ore, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 after being stranded overnight in the mountains east of town. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)

Measles Cases Confirmed in Georgia Following Northwest Outbreak

The Georgia Department of Public Health (GPH) has confirmed three cases of measles in the metro Atlanta area. Two were identified on January 13 and one on January 26. All three cases were for individuals who were members of the same family and were not vaccinated, according to GPH.

A medical worker holds a measles-rubella (MR) vaccine at a health station in Banda Aceh in Aceh province on September 19, 2018.

Oregon Anti-Sanctuary Initiative Qualifies for Nov Ballot

An anti-sanctuary state initiative in Oregon qualified for November’s ballot on Tuesday, according to the state’s Secretary of State’s office, which announced that Initiative Petition 22 (“Repeals law limiting use of state/local law enforcement resources to enforce federal immigration laws”) surpassed the the 88,184 signature threshold needed to make the ballot. 

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