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'I Was So Broken': 14 Years In Oregon's Foster Care System

OPB | Aug. 26, 2016 6:22 p.m.

An Oregon woman shares the story of her tormented path through the state's child welfare system.

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Oregon Lawmakers Unveil New Way To Dispose Of Unwanted Drugs

OPB | Aug. 22, 2016 2:23 p.m. | Portland

Walgreens will have kiosks where people can drop off their unwanted drugs.

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Becoming A Foster Parent In Oregon: A Long, Frustrating Process

OPB | Aug. 2, 2016 2:45 p.m. | Portland

Some potential foster parents say Oregon's application process is unnecessarily lengthy and frustrating.

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Report: Public Health System In Many Oregon Towns Is 'Minimal'

OPB | Aug. 2, 2016 10:15 a.m. | Portland

In a third of Oregon towns, public health is a part-time responsibility. How does that work?

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Former PPS Managers Confirm Rampant Problems In Maintaining School Buildings

OPB | July 28, 2016 7:30 a.m. | Portland

A recent outside investigation found a lack of resources and proper procedures for maintaining Portland's schools. Former managers explain the uphill battle they faced.

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Social Workers Say What It's Like To Deal With Foster Kids Living In The Office

OPB | July 25, 2016 1:45 p.m. | Portland

OPB broke the news that some foster children are spending the night in offices and hotel rooms. Social workers tell what it's like to tuck them into cots on office floors.

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Study: Your Kids' Energy-Saving Habits Are Having An Impact On You

OPB | July 14, 2016 2:45 p.m.

Does your kid insist on riding bikes or follow you at home, turning off the lights? A new study shows that children’s energy-saving behaviors affect their parents’ own habits.  

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Washington To Require 'Not For Kids' Label On Marijuana Products

AP | July 14, 2016 7:10 a.m. | Olympia, Washington

The symbol, chosen by the Washington Poison Center, features a bright red hand held up in a "stop" gesture, accompanied by the words "Not For Kids" with an emergency number to call.

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As Portland's Migrant Population Leaves, Summer School Program Shrinks

OPB | July 13, 2016 7:15 a.m. | Portland

Portland Public Schools administrators say the program for migrants is shrinking amid changing demographics, rising housing costs — and the improved circumstances of some families.

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Officials: 2 Lead-Poisoned Portland Children Were Exposed At Home

OPB | July 12, 2016 3 p.m. | Portland

Multnomah County has concluded two things: the kids were exposed to lead at home and drinking water was not the cause.