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PHOTO: The financial picture for some Oregon families is as flimsy as paper, according to a new Annie E. Casey Foundation report. It says parents of about one-third of all children in the state lack secure employment. Photo credit: Nelosa / iStockphoto.com.

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon has made significant progress in the health and financial strength of families, but the state has some work to do in other categories. The highlight of new state-by-state findings in the 2014 Kids Count Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation is Oregon's jump from 17th ...Read More

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PHOTO: Community Health Centers serve more than 22 million people nationwide, mostly low-wage workers and the uninsured. They say they'd have to cut that number by 25 percent if Congress doesn't reauthorize some of their funding in 2015. Photo credit: Fotosmurf03/iStockphoto.com

MEDFORD, Ore. – Oregon's Community Health Centers are making a case to Congress to not let some of their operational funding expire next year, saying they're seeing more low-income patients than ever. The centers are local clinics that treat patients no matter their insurance status or abili...Read More

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PHOTO: In July last year, Oregon summer meal programs served almost 688,000 lunches statewide. Their goal is to ensure that lower-income children don't go without nutritious food when school isn't in session. Photo credit: Monkey Business Images / iStockphoto.com

PRINEVILLE, Ore. – July is when more children turn out for free meals in their communities than any other summer month – and at almost 750 sites across the state, hungry children are being fed. Oregon's numbers are down a little bit in the latest report on Summer Nutrition Programs. It...Read More

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PHOTO: Gilchrist State Forest is Oregon's newest state forest, created in part with money from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Photo courtesy Oregon Department of Forestry.

PORTLAND, Ore. - Gov. John Kitzhaber gave an official "early welcome" this week to new money slated to come into the state from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Slightly more than $43 million is coming to states for grants for local projects to promote conservation and recreation uses n...Read More

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PHOTO: At an Oregon Food Bank FEAST in Cottage Grove in April, community members discuss priorities for their town's food system, from local agriculture to food waste, and how to improve them. Photo courtesy Oregon Food Bank.

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. - Big things are happening to fight hunger in some of the smallest towns in the state. Oregon Food Bank's FEAST program is bringing communities together to talk about their individual food-related concerns, and to work on improvements. Spencer Masterson, community resource devel...Read More

Public News Service - OR

PHOTO: Higher fuel-efficiency standards are making a difference of $300 to $500 a year in fuel costs for drivers of newer-model cars over older models, says new research from the Consumer Federation of America. Photo credit: John Sense/morguefile.

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon motorists paid some of the nation's highest fuel prices over the holiday weekend. AAA surveys show gas topped $4.00 a gallon in much of the state for the first time since 2012. But another new survey suggests a way to fight back. New research from the Consumer Federation of ...Read More

Public News Service - OR

MEDFORD, Ore. - Home-care workers in Oregon have been carefully watching a U.S. Supreme Court case that was decided on Monday. The justices ruled 5-to-4 that home health aides working for state Medicaid clients in Illinois don't have to pay a fee to the state employees' union that represents them if...Read More

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PHOTO: Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge is hosting summer kayak and canoe tours in Spanish as well as English this summer, to encourage more Spanish speakers to enjoy and explore the bay. Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management.
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LINCOLN CITY, Ore. - A summer visit to a National Park or National Wildlife Refuge can be a challenge when visitors don't speak English, so the Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge near Lincoln City is offering bilingual canoe and kayak tours this summer. The free, two-hour trips offer an introducti...Read More

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