Category Archives: Dept. of Human Services (DHS)

City council to discuss TimberMill Shores DHS building

The Klamath Falls City Council will discuss proposed changes for the Oregon Department of Human Services building planned for the TimberMill Shores development at Tuesday’s council meeting. Source: City council to discuss TimberMill Shores DHS building | Local News | heraldandnews.com

Welcoming the prisoners home: Steve Duin column

Bobbin Singh had no idea, two years ago, why he was meeting Ben Sand at a coffee shop in Southeast Portland. Singh is the founder of the Oregon Justice Resource Center, a legal-services organization fighting to reform the criminal-justice system. On that December morning in 2017, Sand, through the Portland Leadership Foundation, had already spent four years coming to […]
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Oregon, others sue Trump administration to block SNAP cuts

Oregon joined 15 states and New York City Thursday in a lawsuit to stop the Trump administration from eliminating food assistance for nearly 700,000 Americans. Source: Oregon, others sue Trump administration to block SNAP cuts – KTVZ

Now is the time to test homes for radon gas

Many parts of Oregon remain at risk of high radon — an odorless, tasteless and invisible gas. It is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas that comes up from the ground and is drawn into buildings, where it can build up to dangerous levels. Source: Now is the time to test homes for radon gas | […]
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Bad math means Oregon needs $12 million more to pay pledged raises to caregivers

The data error was revealed during legislative hearings this week. A contractor’s calculation error that went undetected for months will delay changes to the way caregivers of vulnerable Oregonians are paid, a state official told lawmakers during public hearings this week. Source: Bad math means Oregon needs $12 million more to pay pledged raises to caregivers

Salem-Keizer School Board members are now mandatory reporters of child abuse, neglect

Since the passing of Senate Bill 415, Salem-Keizer School Board members are now mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect. Source: Salem-Keizer School Board members are now mandatory reporters of child abuse, neglect

DHS won’t discuss role in Prineville child neglect case

Police say they were called to the home numerous times. State child welfare officials will not discuss their involvement with a disturbing neglect case in Prineville where police found a 2-year-old boy and his 3-year-old sister living in a home reeking of dried feces and rotting food. Source: DHS won’t discuss role in Prineville child […]
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Oregon IDs nearly 750 human trafficking victims in 2018-19

The state of Oregon has identified 746 victims of human trafficking across Oregon in a 12-month period between October 2018 and October 2019, according to new data collected by the Oregon Department of Justice and the Oregon Department of Human Services. Source: Oregon IDs nearly 750 human trafficking victims in 2018-19 – KTVZ

Salem homeless camping ban backfires, City Council looks for solutions

The only real difference under the ban is that those experiencing homelessness can no longer set up tents to shield themselves from the rain and cold. Source: Salem homeless camping ban backfires, City Council looks for solutions

DHS months behind on raises to hundreds of employees, can’t explain delay

Around 375 Oregon Department of Human Services employees who care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have not received promised pay increases. Source: DHS months behind on raises to hundreds of employees, can’t explain delay