Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:37:46 GMT
Local Veterans Affairs officials have had their hands full for the past year, changing the culture of the Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics from a home for aging soldiers to a mental health and substance abuse treatment facility. Between March 2016 and March 2017, the facility's graduation rate has jumped from 55 percent to 80 percent, The Mail Tribune, a Medford newspaper, reported.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 15:13:45 GMT
Former Oregon Rep. Bruce Hanna argues that Gov. Kate Brown, House Speaker Tina Kotek and Senate President Peter Courtney could help to bring down costs around public employee healthcare so the savings reach Oregon classrooms and improve graduation outcomes by passing House Bill 3428. During my time in the Legislature, and particularly as co-Speaker of the Oregon House, Oregonians were clear about their priorities.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 12:49:44 GMT
State budget challenges are nothing new to Oregon. It seems we have spent the last two decades or more trying to balance budgets and ensure sufficient revenue to fund schools and other important public services.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:04:26 GMT
Portland Basketball Club has been invited to take part in the Nike EYBL this year, and made it sure it was ready, accumulating the area's top talent to take on the nation. Several Oregon and Oregon State targets spot the roster, highlighted by four-star bigs Kamaka Hepa and top-100 talent Jack Wilson .
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 03:17:13 GMT
This week's question: Do you support legislation proposed by Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer that would ease the removal of President Trump from office? Email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Limit responses to 250 words.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 22:37:42 GMT
Entek leaders wanted to know how it might possibly be held to a higher emissions standard in the absence of a higher emissions standard. Entek International, a manufacturing firm and longtime employer in Lebanon, uses the nasty chemical trichloroethylene in its processes.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 20:13:01 GMT
Amaia Rennie told a state senator that she was 35 years old, healthy and less than five months into her pregnancy when her water broke and she headed to the hospital. She ended up with a life-threatening infection that put her in a coma and sent her into surgery to repair her heart, she said.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:36:13 GMT
With a row of trees lit by the Friday afternoon sun, an unidentified woman walks across Southeast Jackson Street in Roseburg. The city was recently named Tree City USA this month, one of 60 Oregon cities to earn this honor.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 10:45:31 GMT
Happy Friday, and Earth Day weekend! There are a number of fests taking place this weekend to checkout as well as other news and events. As usual, I'll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news, so check back often.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 06:03:54 GMT
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement placed an electronic-monitoring anklet on Elsa Congachi de Ayala, a 46-year-old mother of three from Peru who was facing a deportation order this week. The federal agency is giving her and her lawyer more time to challenge the deportation notice.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 01:11:35 GMT
Unsecured brickwork crashed to the ground over Molalla High School's exits in 1993. No one was hurt because the quake occurred about 5 a.m. during spring break.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 22:52:35 GMT
A federal jury Friday returned across-the board guilty verdicts against Winston Shrout, a prominent sovereign citizen charged with 13 counts of issuing fake financial documents to banks and the U.S. Treasury and six counts of willful failure to file tax returns from 2009 to 2014. The jury foreman stood and read each guilty verdict for each of the 19 counts as Shrout watched from his seat at the defense table.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:32:12 GMT
On April 11, 2017, the United States District Court for the District of Oregon held that the United States may not pursue False Claims Act litigation against an arm of the State and dismissed the FCA claims in the United States' complaint-in-intervention. The decision is notable because it is the first court to address the question of whether a state university is subject to suit under the FCA where the United States has intervened.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:32:11 GMT
We are in the midst of an unprecedented assault on science and evidence-based policy which will have profound impacts in Oregon and beyond. The White House has proposed a massive 31 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency budget, which could reduce Oregonians' access to clean air and water.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:03:23 GMT
Oregon officials created a website nine years ago that allows consumers to check substantiated complaints at senior care centers across the state. The problem is the website operated by Oregon's Human Services Department paints a dangerously distorted picture -- as our reporters Fedor Zarkhin and Lynne Terry have discovered.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:26:10 GMT
Oregon officials have concealed from the public thousands of confirmed cases of shoddy care and elder abuse, whitewashing safety records at hundreds of homes for seniors across the state. The Department of Human Services operates a website that is supposed to help consumers identify safe havens for their aging loved ones, including those suffering from Alzheimer's and other debilitating illnesses.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:26:09 GMT
A taxpayer-funded website for consumers leaves out nearly 8,000 substantiated complaints against senior care centers in Oregon. The complaints include cases of abuse, neglect and substandard care.