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Oregon Winery Welcomes Rare Lambs

The Valais Blacknose lambs at Arlyn Vineyard are among some of the first born in the United States. KGW's Jon Goodwin reports.

(NBC News) — About 40 acres and 25,000 vines make up Arlyn Vineyard in Newberg, Oregon. “When folks ask about coming to visit, I want to make sure they know it’s a rustic experience,” owner Janis Pate says. Pate is the first female in Oregon to purchase land, plant a vineyard and develop a wine label with no spouse or…

Explaining COVID-19 Hair Loss

An unexpected side effect can be devastating for COVID-19 survivors. WMTV's Erin Sullivan reports.

(WMTV/NBC News) — Kelly Ryan beat COVID-19, but months later an unexpected side effect is causing her daily devastation. Ryan suffered a tough bout with COVID-19 in October 2020. “It really knocked me out, I mean hard,” she says. She was briefly hospitalized, then put on oxygen for three weeks. Fortunately, she made a full recovery. Then, about four months…

Biden Makes Final Push For COVID Relief Plan

President Biden's $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan is expected to pass with $1,400 payments to most Americans and more funding for vaccines, but reduced unemployment benefits and no increase in the minimum wage. NBC's Susan McGinnis reports.

(NBC News) — President Biden made a final push for his sweeping COVID relief bill Friday as Senators spent the day debating and voting on amendments. The latest version of the plan includes $1,400 direct payments to Americans and funding for vaccines reopening schools. It also cuts extended unemployment benefits to $300 per week. The debate has largely fallen along…

Playing It Safe: Warmer Weather Brings Outdoor Risks

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, injuries on outdoor toys have been on the rise since the start of the pandemic. NBC's Liz McLaughlin reports.

(NBC News) — Many of us are welcoming warmer weather and eager to get outside, but it’s important to stay safe when we do. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, injuries on outdoor toys have been on the rise since the start of the pandemic. “When it comes to skateboards, scooters, and hoverboards, the number of injuries treated in…

Job Growth Surges, But Millions Still Unemployed

The United States added 379,000 new jobs during the first full month of the Biden administration, 80 percent more than economists had predicted. NBC's Tracie Potts reports.

(NBC News) — The United States added 379,000 new jobs during the first full month of the Biden administration, 80 percent more than economists had predicted. The umemployment rate remains steady at 6.2 percent. The monthly jobs report comes ahead of President Biden’s Friday briefing on the economy and a roundtable in support of the American Rescue Plan. Eighteen million…

COVID Pandemic Triggers Real Estate Boom

As millions of Americans started working from home at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many realized their home wasn't working for them. NBC's Dan Scheneman reports.

(NBC News) — As millions of Americans started working from home at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many realized their home wasn’t working for them. Living rooms and kitchens doubling as make-shift offices and classrooms pushed families to look for something more functional. “We are going to have a migration of people out of the city who are going…

Transgender Bills Could Criminalize Health Care Services

Bills moving through the Missouri and Kansas legislatures would criminalize some health care services and limit access to sports for transgender youth. KSHB's Sarah Plake reports.

(NBC News) — Bills moving through the Missouri and Kansas legislatures would criminalize some health care services and limit access to sports for transgender youth. Advocates in the LGBTQ community say these bills only hurt transgender children, while the lawmakers behind them say it’s a move to protect children. Kansas House Bill 2210 and Missouri House Bill 33 would make…

Teens Survive Terrifying Crash

Pennsylvania teens describe the terrifying moments after their SUV spun out of control, jumped a guardrail and landed upside down in a freezing creek. WPXI's Melanie Gillespie reports.

(WPXI/NBC News) — Two Pennsylvania teens are lucky to be alive after surviving a terrifying car crash Monday. “The only thing I remember is sliding and hitting the guardrail. After that, everything is black,” Megan Button says. In a split second, her drive to work turned into a nightmare. She was in the car with her boyfriend. “It hydroplaned and…

COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects Trigger Mammogram Warning

Post vaccine side effects can mimic symptoms of breast cancer. KVLY's Bailey Hurley reports.

(KVLY/NBC News) — The COVID-19 vaccine is causing fear for some women, as their post-shot side effects are mimicking those of breast cancer. Just a few days after Beth Nokken got her first dose of the covid vaccine, she woke up to unexpected lumps near her armpit. “And one was the size of a golf ball. So that can be…