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A covered drinking fountain sits next to cases of bottled water at Llewellyn Elementary in Sellwood, in Southeast Portland.

A covered drinking fountain sits next to cases of bottled water at Llewellyn Elementary in Sellwood, in Southeast Portland.

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  • A shortage of placements for Oregon foster youth has led to the controversial practice of putting some youth up in hotel rooms while they await a new living situation. Oregon’s Department of Human Services has now partnered with two Oregon nonprofits to launch a temporary housing and support program for unplaced foster youth to address the issue. We hear more about the new program from Sean Suib of New Avenues For Youth and Andrew Grover of Youth Villages.

 

 

  • As school districts around the state scramble to make their drinking water lead-free for the start of the new school year, we revisit the safety of Portlanders’ residential drinking water and what they can do to check for lead. Perry Cabot with Multnomah County’s lead testing program joins us.

 

 

  • A Portland tattoo artist is one of just two artists in the Northwest certified by insurance companies to tattoo nipples on breast cancer survivors. We talk to Mary Jane Haake, owner of Dermigraphics, about her rich history as a tattoo artist. She was the first person to get a college degree in tattooing and she learned cosmetic tattooing from an artist who once covered scars on World War I veterans.

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