The CDC is warning people not to vape while an investigation figures out why six people have died and 450 sickened after vaping.

The CDC is warning people not to vape while an investigation figures out why six people have died and 450 sickened after vaping.

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  • When Keelia Carver’s 4-year-old son, Max, died, she wanted to take his body home to bury him on the family’s ranch. She says state and hospital authorities stood in her way, and she didn’t know her rights under Oregon law. Now Oregonians like Carver who want to take a do-it-yourself approach to funerals have a new resource. Oregon Funeral Resources & Education is a website aimed at educating people about their legal rights and providing practical “how to” information about home funerals. We hear from Carver, who worked on the website and has become a home funeral advocate, along with Holly Pruett, a home funeral guide who also worked on the website.

 

  

  • Oregon’s first recovery high school started its school year this September. Harmony Academy is for students who are in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. So far, the school has about a dozen students and expects its enrollment to grow. Tony Mann, co-founder of Harmony Academy, and the school’s recovery coach, Ian Nisley, tell us about the school.

 

  

  • With vaping deaths nationwide and an Oregon ban on flavored vaping products, consumers have questions. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is holding daily meetings to figure out the answers. The agency has released new rules that go into effect Tuesday, which will cover everything from enforcement to what exactly constitutes a flavor. We’re joined by the OHA’s Dean Sidelinger and the executive director of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, Steve Marks.

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