Category Archives: Portland Patch

Oregon’s Job Economy Slowing, April Report Shows

An April loss of nearly 3,000 nonfarm jobs in Oregon marks the state’s first monthly job decline since December 2016. Source: Oregon’s Job Economy Slowing, April Report Shows

Mayor Wheeler, Others Endorse PGE Clean Energy Program Bid

Six mayors in cities serviced by Portland General Electric have all signed on in favor of PGE’s Green Tariff program application. Source: Mayor Wheeler, Others Endorse PGE Clean Energy Program Bid

PCC Graduates Nursing Students Abandoned By ITT Tech

Of the 140 students who were left in the cold when ITT Technical Institute abruptly closed its doors, 133 — or 95 percent — graduated. From Portland Community College: It may have been a temporary training program, but it will have a lasting impact on its graduates. A final pinning ceremony was held Thursday, April […]
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United States Of Binge Drinking: Oregon Ranks Among Lowest

Oregonians are joined by folks from Washington, D.C., New Jersey, New York, and Washington state for lowest binge-drinking rates in the U.S. Source: United States Of Binge Drinking: Oregon Ranks Among Lowest

More Oregonians Have Access To Healthy Food Options, Report Shows; But For How Long?

Cuts to the 2018 federal budget could seriously undermine the slight decrease in number of Oregon families struggling with food insecurity. The number of Oregonians without access to healthy food options decreased over the past two years, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2016 Household Food Security Report released earlier this week. While 16.1 percent of […]
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Oregon Humane Society Heads To Houston After Hurricane Harvey

The first of several teams expected to be sent to Texas will leave Wednesday, Aug. 30, OHS officials said. Each team will stay for 7 days. Source: Oregon Humane Society Heads To Houston After Hurricane Harvey – Portland, OR Patch

Oregon Health Authority Offers Parents, Teens Ways to Discuss Suicide and Emotional Distress

Responding to Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why,” health officials suggest parents and families start a dialogue with their kids about suicide. The Oregon Health Authority on Monday released a comprehensive statement reminding parents and families about resources and information that could help prevent suicide among teens. Source: Oregon Health Authority Offers Parents, Teens Ways to Discuss […]
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