Category Archives: The Oregonian

Age discrimination: Intel investigation drags on for years, worker protections lag

Testifying before Congress this fall, the new chairwoman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission outlined the agency’s top principles – first among them, a responsibility to promptly investigate discrimination complaints. “We owe it to these employees as well as everyone else involved to honor their courage by swiftly addressing their concerns,” commission chairwoman Janet […]
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Opinion: Oregon needs a bold new health care model

Like many other business owners in Oregon, I want to do right for my employees. But when I offered raises, much to my surprise, they told me not – repeat not – to increase their take-home income. Why? Because if I pay them more, they won’t qualify for health care through the Oregon Health Plan. […]
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Opinion: A justice system that’s safe and accessible for all

Oregon’s justice system should be safe and accessible for all. But aggressive and frightening arrests by federal immigration agents in and around our courthouses are causing crime victims, witnesses and others to fear coming to court. Source: Opinion: A justice system that’s safe and accessible for all – oregonlive.com

‘Stereotypes’ about parents with low IQs can’t be used to place children in foster care, federal settlement says

The Oregon Department of Human Services used stereotypes about parents with intellectual disabilities to remove children from their homes, and must promise to follow federal civil rights law in the future. Last month, the agency entered into a settlement agreement with the federal Office for Civil Rights over its treatment of parents with disabilities. Source: […]
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Recent Oregon measles scare is over, state says

Oregon officials say the state’s recent measles outbreak is over. There were four cases this fall, including three people who flew into Portland International Airport from Amsterdam on Oct. 12. Source: Recent Oregon measles scare is over, state says

Oregon will pay $1.7 million after mother, daughter killed by teen foster son

The state of Oregon has agreed to pay $1.7 million to settle claims that the Department of Human Services was partly at fault for the November 2017 gunshot deaths of two women shot by a teenage foster child. Source: Oregon will pay $1.7 million after mother, daughter killed by teen foster son

Clarno approves narrower forestry ballot measures for signature gathering

The new versions deleted passages in the controversial initiative petitions that Secretary of State Bev Clarno found had violated the single subject clause of the Oregon Constitution, narrowing the focus of the measures to gain her approval. Source: Clarno approves narrower forestry ballot measures for signature gathering

Attempted recall over Astoria rep’s environmental vote fails

Timber Unity failed to collect the 4,883 signatures needed to force a recall vote of Rep. Tiffiny Mitchell, D-Astoria. The advocacy group did not say how many signatures were collected over the past 90 days ago. Source: Attempted recall over Astoria rep’s environmental vote fails

Signature gathering begins for Oregon initiative to decriminalize small amounts of all drugs

Backers of an initiative to decriminalize small amounts of illicit drugs and redirect most revenue generated by recreational marijuana sales toward drug abuse treatment started collecting signatures in Portland this week.Advocates need 112,020 signatures to qualify for the November 2020 ballot. Source: Signature gathering begins for Oregon initiative to decriminalize small amounts of all drugs […]
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Missing Medford toddler was deemed safe by DHS weeks after he vanished, report says

The review, issued last month, says case workers did not know Aiden Salcido was missing when they concluded their investigation into his safety. Source: Missing Medford toddler was deemed safe by DHS weeks after he vanished, report says