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Officials Report Nine More Heat-Related Deaths In Oregon

(Portland, OR)  --  The Oregon State Medical Examiner reports nine more people have died from the heat wave last week.  It brings the total number of deaths to 116.  Most of the deaths occurred in the Portland and Salem areas, although two were in Deschutes County. Many of the victims lived alone.  Governor Kate Brown has ordered a review of the response to the heat wave to find ways to prevent deaths during future extreme heat events.

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