Tag Archives: Rural Oregon

Oregon Hospitals See Fewer Patients Able to Pay Full Cost of Care in 2016 

Please contact the State Library for access to this premium story from the Lund Report. We can be reached at: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800 The data reveals an increase in charity care spending that seems to coincide with a decline in Medicaid enrollment last year. But there was wide variation across the state, with some rural […]
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Airport awarded $70K marketing grant

The city of Klamath Falls announced Friday that the Crater Lake-Klamath Regional Airport is a recipient of the Oregon Department of Aviation’s Rural Oregon Aviation Relief program. Source: Airport awarded $70K marketing grant | Klamath | heraldandnews.com

Gov. Brown touts ‘cradle to career’ plan

While speaking to about 200 people at the Medford Rogue Rotary club Wednesday, Gov. Kate Brown touched on Southern Oregon programs, education and her plans to grow industry in rural communities. Brown highlighted the Manufacturing Certificate Program at Eagle Point High School as part of her commitment to what she called “cradle to career education,” […]
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Bill exempting slow-growing Oregon counties from land use goals survives

Local governments would be exempt from statewide goals intended to preserve farmland and contain growth under Senate Bill 432, as long as they have 50,000 or fewer residents and haven’t expanded since the last federal census. A bill exempting slow-growing counties from Oregon’s land use goals is staying alive this legislative session, though it’s probably […]
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Statewide incentives bring dentists to patients in rural Oregon | Guest Columns

I first knew I wanted to be a dentist when I was 10 years old, after a traumatic bicycle accident led me to the local dentist’s office and I received the care I needed from a kind and experienced provider. Now, as a recent graduate of Oregon Health and Science University’s School of Dentistry, I’m […]
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Rural residents defend trapper program

In many Oregon communities, county governments are hard up for cash, a decades-old fact of life arising from falling timber revenue, stagnant property values and a deep-seated aversion to local tax levies. So locals are used to prioritizing services. Source: Rural residents defend trapper program;

What’s Life Like In A Town Up For Sale? Tiller Residents Prepare For Change

Chuck Jackson remembers the good old days of Tiller, Oregon. He grew up riding horses up into the surrounding mountains and learned to read in the one-room schoolhouse built out of logs when the place was first homesteaded. As an adult, he worked heavy machinery in the sawmills and logging operations up and down the South Umpqua River. […]
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 Brown’s rural priorities include education, health care, economy

Gov. Brown said she wants to invest in infrastructure and in ‘innovative technologies’ and workforce development. Source: Oregon Local News – Brown’s rural priorities include education, health care, economy

Guest Comment: Fighting for the ‘American Dream’ budget Oregonians deserve

Growing up, my family was like a lot of Oregon families: My dad was a millwright, and my mom stayed at home. At that time, a single working income could buy a three-bedroom ranch house, an annual camping trip and a dinner out a couple times a year. We had enough to have faith in […]
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Quick Look: Portland Would Fare Better than Rural, Eastern Oregon Under Republican Obamacare Replacement

Higher earners would fare much better– but only up to a point– under Trump-backed Obamacare replacement The cuts and gains Oregonians would face under the American Health Care Act proposed by Republicans in the U.S. Congress seem almost arbitrary at times. Across the state, residents are divided among eleven pricing tiers. Source: Quick Look: Portland […]
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