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Casino closings affect thousands of Oregon jobs. By Dawn Stover Underscore.news When Oregon health officials identified the state’s third known victim of COVID-19 early last month as an adult who worked at the Wildhorse Resort & Casino near Pendleton, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation jumped into action. Tribal leaders immediately announced the case as a public health emergency and set up an incident command center to manage their response to the pandemic....

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While the majority of Indian people in Oregon live off reservation, the high cost of rent and home ownership in Portland makes housing unattainable for the average Native American household. Collaboration and multiple partnerships built “Our Place” to change the financial bottom line. by Dawn Stover Underscore.news Artist and wood-carver Greg Robinson, a member of the Chinook Indian Nation, stood on a ladder, troweling swaths of bright, red paint onto the lobby wall of an...