Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Effective but Short-Handed
Chris Thomas – Oregon News Service
WILSONVILLE, Ore. – When Oregonians who volunteer as long-term care ombudsmen got together last week, one thing they learned is that more of them are needed around the state. About 43,000 residents live in nursing homes, adult foster homes and other long-term care facilities in Oregon. Ombudsmen, who are trained to advocate for them, gathered in Wilsonville for policy updates and additional training.
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Washington, DC – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley issued the following statement after the passage of a bill to force internet retailers to collect sales taxes for states and municipalities that have local sales taxes.
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New planes will help combat wildfires in Oregon forests
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement after the U.S. Forest Service announced it would award operating contracts for “Next Generation” airtankers to be used in wildfire suppression:
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On May 3, 2013, a 16-year-old female David Douglas High School student reported having been kidnapped by an Hispanic male, who allegedly had dragged her into a white panel van, across from Ventura Park, located at Southeast 113th Avenue and Stark Street, during the afternoon of May 2, 2013.
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Newport, Oregon— “The importance of our oceans is difficult to overestimate. They are crucial to our health, our food supply and our economy. I look forward to discussing these issues and the important work of the Oregon Coast Aquarium,” said Cyliva Hayes, First Lady of Oregon who will speak at the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Ocean Steward Luncheon. The event, on Tuesday, May 14, is generously presented by Oregon Coast Bank and will be hosted by NW Natural at their headquarters in Portland.
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This morning, Sunday May 5, 2013, at 6:18 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a truck ramming at ATM in front of the Selco Community Credit Union, located at 2465 Northwest Thurman Street.
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Portland, Ore. – The Portland Police Bureau is seeking possible witnesses and information related to a reported kidnapping that took place on May 2, 2013, at about 4:30 p.m., in the vicinity of Ventura Park, located near Southeast 113th Avenue and Stark Street.
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Much to their surprise, Willamette National Forest employees who were staffing the Forest Service booth at the National Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) event in Las Vegas, were asked to attend the Conservation Partners Reception. Upon their arrival, they received the prestigious Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Elk Country Award for their sustained efforts in wildlife habitat management.
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Deborah Courson Smith – Oregon News Service
PORTLAND, Ore. – Unions in Oregon are banding together to help new unions get off the ground … and organizers say the new approach is working. Some 300 Head Start employees submitted cards to the Employment Relations Board Monday to form a union, and about 3000 workers have set up unions in the past year.
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On April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its sixth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to Walgreens at 603 SW Baker St, McMinnville, Or 97128. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
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