City Council Approves Share of $30 Million To House Homeless

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on October 7, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. —  They don’t have the money yet, but the City of Portland and Multnomah County announced their intent last week to spend $30 million to pay for shelter beds and housing for people in need.

Leaders say the money may not be available until next July.  There could be a bump in city money before then, but nothing is …

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Still Unbeatable

Posted by Steve Leader on October 5, 2015

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Emails and phone calls help keep us in touch, but a new study from Oregon Health & Science University shows older adults (50+) who talked with family and friends in person were less likely to feel depressed.  That’s compared to those who phoned or communicated by email.

A team led by Dr. Alan Teo poured over data …

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City Sets Rules For Portland Pot Stores

Posted by Jeremy Scott on September 30, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — Just hours before medical marijuana dispensaries can sell to recreational users, the Portland City Council pushed through an emergency ordinance to regulate sales.

It only needed a few amendments before it became law, but it’s clear that more work needs to be done on some sticky issues like hours of operation.

For the time being, stores will be able to …

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Hearing On Planned Parenthood Canceled

Posted by Pat Boyle on September 22, 2015

SALEM, Ore. — A hearing in Salem next week on Planned Parenthood’s disposal of aborted fetuses has been canceled.  The Oregonian says House Health Committee Chair Mitch Greenlick canceled it at the request of House Speaker Tina Kotek, who says she is a strong supporter of the agency.

Republicans have raised questions about  Planned Parenthood’s practices after a hidden camera video …

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Exclusive: Veterans Account For Large Number of Homeless Population

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on September 8, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Nearly 12% of the adult homeless population are veterans.  The majority are single men who live in urban areas.  Many are scared and desperate.  Often, they choose to end their lives.

On any given night, nearly 300,000 homeless veterans sleep on the streets in the U.S. Some sleep in boxcars.  Others live in more than 20 homeless camps …

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