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.
News | local | Think Out LoudOPB | 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.
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.
Oregon lawmakers are considering a measure that would let children age 12 and older switch their foster care case workers.
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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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.
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.
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.
We talk about Springwater Corridor sweeps, UO award winning architecture and how to raise young men right.
Oregon's foster care system is being pushed to its limits and failing to put in place remedies for ongoing problems.
A Washington daycare provider has pleaded guilty to defrauding the Working Connections Child Care program to the tune of $250,000.
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.
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.
The state may create a new system to gauge how young Oregonians are faring to determine what policy changes help, and which don't.
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.
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.