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Keizer Boy's Death Reveals 'Potential Systemic' Problems In Oregon Child Welfare Services

Statesman Journal | July 21, 2017 4:25 p.m.

A review launched in the wake of the strangling death of a 12-year-old Keizer boy revealed a series of "potential systemic" problems with child welfare services.

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Talking Business | Kitzhaber Investigation | Slants' Trademark Case | Good Samaritan Bill

OPB | June 20, 2017 noon

We get updates on business news, The Slants' Supreme Court case, the investigation into former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, and a bill to protect people who break into hot cars to save kids and pets.

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Child Welfare Report | Steve Novick's Recommendations For Portland | Klamath Falls Organ

OPB | April 4, 2017 noon

A new report offers a grim look at Oregon's child welfare system. A former Portland commissioner offers a vision for how to fix city hall. A church in Klamath Falls gets an organ it has been waiting for for nearly 100 years.

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Bill Would Give Oregon Foster Kids The Ability To Switch Case Workers

OPB | March 8, 2017 4:55 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers are considering a measure that would let children age 12 and older switch their foster care case workers.

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'NOT FOR KIDS' Label Comes To Marijuana-Infused Edible Products In Washington

Northwest News Network | Feb. 10, 2017 4:17 p.m.

You won't have to worry about unclear labels on any pot-infused sweets in Washington state after Valentine's Day. A rule to help keep children from...

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Funding Measure 98 | Gov. Brown's Budget | Clackamas County Turnabout | History Of East Portland

OPB | Dec. 1, 2016 noon

We explore the funding for voter-passed Measure 98, the governor's proposed budget, the winds of change in Clackamas County, and a new exhibit about the history of East Portland.

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It's Hard To Know How Good Oregon's Child Care Centers Are

OPB | Oct. 29, 2016 10:51 a.m. | Portland

There’s a big gap between how good Americans think their child care is and what experts think. Only 13 percent of Oregon’s child care programs even participate in a rating system.

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Health Care Budget Hole | Foster Care Update | Oregon Sports Hall Of Fame

OPB | Sept. 19, 2016 noon

We find out more about a massive budget shortfall in the Oregon Health Authority, the status of the state's foster care system according to a recent report, and a new addition to the Sports Hall of Fame.

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Springwater Corridor Sweeps | UO Architecture Win | How To Raise Boys

OPB | Aug. 31, 2016 noon

We talk about Springwater Corridor sweeps, UO award winning architecture and how to raise young men right.

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DHS Report: Agency Needs To Address Abuse, Shortage Of Quality Homes

OPB | Aug. 25, 2016 3:47 p.m.

Oregon's foster care system is being pushed to its limits and failing to put in place remedies for ongoing problems.

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Home Daycare Provider Pleads Guilty In $250,000 Fraud Case

Northwest News Network | April 21, 2016 5:21 p.m.

A Washington daycare provider has pleaded guilty to defrauding the Working Connections Child Care program to the tune of $250,000.

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Jarvis Kennedy In Burns | GOP Candidate Allen Alley | Beverly Cleary's Birthday

OPB | April 12, 2016 noon

We talk to a member of the Paiute tribe about what Harney County is like two months after the end of the occupation. We hear from one of the Republican gubernatorial delegates. And we celebrate the 100th birthday of a beloved Oregonian children’s book author.

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Trump's Twitter Activity | Poet Laureate Elizabeth Woody | Living With Microcephaly

OPB | March 31, 2016 12:06 p.m.

We talk to an analyst who took up Donald Trump's Twitter activity to see what it revealed. Oregon poet Elizabeth Woody joins us. And we hear from the mother of a child with microcephaly.

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State Considers Measuring Child Well-Being

OPB | Jan. 5, 2016 3:22 p.m. | Portland

The state may create a new system to gauge how young Oregonians are faring to determine what policy changes help, and which don't.

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Where Can You Get Paid Parental Leave?

OPB | Dec. 9, 2015 12:15 p.m.

The city of Portland is the latest employer to add paid parental leave to its list of benefits for city employees.

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Campaign Seeks Culturally Diverse Children's Books

OPB | Oct. 20, 2015 12:15 p.m.

The Children's Book Bank has launched A Story Like Mine, a campaign that aims to make more culturally diverse children's books available to kids.

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Oregon Schools Look To Find A Balance At Lunch

OPB | Sept. 24, 2015 3 p.m.

How do you make school lunches that are healthy, tasty, and cost-effective? School officials and nutrition experts are debating this as federal nutrition guidelines are up for renewal.

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What's Wrong With Childcare In Oregon?

OPB | Sept. 15, 2015 3:40 p.m.

Low wages, high living costs, and a broader lack of emphasis on early childhood development make Oregon one of the least affordable states for childcare.

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Couple Turns To Crowdfunding To Start A Family

OPB | June 30, 2015 12:15 p.m.

Anthony Szabo and Kirk Shepard are asking people to pitch in to help them pay for a surrogate so they can have a baby.

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How Childhood Trauma Affects Adult Health

OPB | May 19, 2015 12:06 p.m.

We explore how research into Adverse Childhood Experiences is being used around the country and in Oregon.