When Keelia Carver’s 4-year-old son, Max, died, she wanted to take his body home to bury him on the family’s ranch. She says state and hospital authorities stood in her way, and she didn’t know her rights under Oregon law. Now Oregonians like Carver who want to take a do-it-yourself approach to funerals have a new resource.
Oregon’s first recovery high school started its school year this September. Harmony Academy is for students who are in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. So far, the school has about a dozen students and expects its enrollment to grow.
With vaping deaths nationwide and an Oregon ban on flavored vaping products, consumers have questions. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is holding daily meetings to figure out the answers.