Good Afternoon, News: NWSL Championship Game Yanked from Portland, Oregon Prison Workers Won't Get Vaccinated, and More Supply Chain Drama!
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In local news:
• Portland housing advocate Jamila Dozier is running against City Commissioner Dan Ryan in the May 2022 primary. So, what's Dozier's background, why are they running, and what's their plan if elected? We cover all that and more in this Q&A with the candidate.
• On October 18, all Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) employees will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19, per a mandate from Governor Kate Brown. But with just a few more days to go, only half of those DOC employees are vaccinated—and 713 employees have received deadline extensions for religious reasons. In related news, 44 incarcerated Oregonians have died from COVID so far.
• Oh, shit, it's the consequences of Thorns management's actions:
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The NWSL Championship will be moved to Louisville from Portland after players requested the change, sources tell The Athletic.
The location change means a later start time locally.https://t.co/gKiTfa6sJZ
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) October 13, 2021