Tag Archives: Federal Funding

Audit Blasts Multnomah County’s Handling Of Millions Of Taxpayer Dollars For Mentally Ill

Multnomah County has failed hundreds of patients who suffer from severe mental illness like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder by not providing them with taxpayer-funded services, a county audit said Wednesday. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: Audit Blasts Multnomah County’s Handling Of Millions Of Taxpayer Dollars For Mentally Ill | The Lund Report

Guest Column: America’s least-known conservation program at risk

As someone who lives in or loves to visit Oregon’s North Coast, you’ve probably visited a park that has been protected or improved by the Land and Water Conservation Fund. You’ve also probably never heard of this fund. It’s the most impactful conservation program ever created, and the least publicized. Source: Guest Column: America’s least-known […]
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Appropriations bills will help rural Oregonians

The U.S. Senate approved appropriations bills last week dealing with research, public safety, housing, transportation, natural resources and emergency preparedness, according to news releases from the offices of Oregon two senators, Jeff Merkley, who sits on the Senate Appropriations bill and Ron Wyden. One provision in the Department of Interior spending bill of major interest […]
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Southern Oregon health officials: ‘Do we really have to do this again?’

La Clinica and Rogue Community Health officials used an audience with U.S. Rep. Greg Walden Friday to press the congressman for stabilization and expansion of funding for key substance abuse and mental health services. Walden spent time Friday visiting a drug court graduation in Josephine County before heading to La Clinica to hear from care […]
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Federal funding boost could help hatcheries

Money needed to help sustain salmon work. Right now, in a dark, damp building at the Big Creek Fish Hatchery, 1.8 million salmon eggs grow. They fill row after row of the rectangular man-made ponds, clustered together by the thousands. Employees work in the dark, using only dim headlights to prepare, sort and collect the […]
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Oregon, Idaho lawmakers seek renewal for PILT funding

Oregon’s Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, along with Idaho’s Republican Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo are seeking at least a two-year renewal of Payments in Lieu of Taxes and the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self- Determination Act programs. Both programs reimburse rural counties of loss of funds from federal lands. Source: […]
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I-5 bridge replacement gets federal funding extension | News | thereflector.com

Washington and Oregon have five more years to get to work on replacing the Interstate 5 bridge as the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has approved an extension on the project Source: I-5 bridge replacement gets federal funding extension | News | thereflector.com

Guest column: Federal funding a win for local farmers, fish and wildlife

Five years from now, stream flows in the Deschutes River Basin may look more like they did at the turn of the 20th century. Last week, the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee unanimously moved the energy & water appropriations bill forward. Source: Guest column: Federal funding a win for local farmers, fish and wildlife;

Klamath Falls Air Base | E-Books – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The Klamath Falls Air National Guard base Kingsley Field may lose $10 million in a Trump administration proposal to divert Pentagon funding for border wall construction. We hear from the 173rd Fighter Wing’s Commander Col. Jeffrey Edwards about what happens at the base, which is the only training site for F-15 C pilots in America. One […]
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Counties deserve reliable federal support

Rural counties in Western states have fought for years to receive reasonable compensation for the vast swaths of federal land within their borders. Members of Congress spend considerable time convincing their colleagues from urban districts on the East Coast that they have an obligation to help Western counties provide the public services they take for […]
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