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How A Landmark Audit Could Change Oregon’s Child Welfare Department

Oregon Public Broadcasting

It seems that, every couple years or so, there’s a damning new report related to the Oregon Department of Human Services. But the most recent, year-long audit, which focused on the Office of Child Welfare, may have been the most dispiriting of all. It found that despite years of earlier reports, audits and recommendations, the system is still rife with problems.

 

Since You Asked: Not much NRA cash in Oregon elections

Mail Tribune

The NRA doesn’t appear to have too strong a financial interest in Oregon elections, relative to other states, particularly those with more Republican legislators. Greg Walden is Oregon’s only GOP representative, and according to filings from the Federal Election Commission, the only federal legislator from Oregon to receive campaign contributions from the NRA in the last two election cycles. Before that, however, he’s had some company.

 

Walden Supports Effort To Find A New Klamath Basin Water Pact

Oregon Public Broadcasting

Oregon’s Second District Congress member Greg Walden says he believes stakeholders in the Klamath Basin can come together again to negotiate a comprehensive solution to the region’s water wars.

 

Crafting a better retirement for small business workers

CNBC

Oregon, along with other states, aims to decrease those numbers — by offering a retirement savings program that is the first of its kind in the country. Employees at small businesses throughout the Beaver State are being offered the chance to stash away a portion of their pay through a government-sponsored retirement plan, called “Oregon Saves.”

 

6,750 Salem-Keizer students transfer schools, but not for sports

Statesman Journal

After attending Howard Street Charter School for eighth grade, Andrea Hogan was supposed to move on to Sprague High School. But with her younger sister still at Howard Street, her family, instead, decided to transfer Hogan to South Salem, which houses the charter school.  There were other benefits as well. Hogan, now 23, wanted to take part in South’s International Baccalaureate Diploma and Advancement Via Individual Determination programs. Hogan’s experience was shared this year by more than 6,750 students in Salem-Keizer Public Schools, according to the district’s latest figures.

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