Nick Vervair sits on his couch looking over school records for his son. His boy was put in isolation at school on 17 different days in the 2014-15 school year, without the family knowing. 

Nick Vervair sits on his couch looking over school records for his son. His boy was put in isolation at school on 17 different days in the 2014-15 school year, without the family knowing. 

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  • Thousands of times a year, Oregon and Washington students have been physically restrained or isolated from peers. Parents say what’s meant as a last resort happens too often, without their knowledge. OPB editor Rob Manning tells us about how schools are using restraint and seclusion, and who is keeping track.

 

  

  • Oregonians in rural Deschutes County report that accessing court records can be a challenge for them. A new program at the Redmond Public Library aims to help. It lets people access their court records on library computers with just a library card. We talk with David Rosen, the chairman of the Deschutes County Access to Justice Committee, about the program.

 

  

  • Two-thirds of Oregon workers have experienced or witnessed age discrimination in the workplace. That’s according to a recent AARP survey of 1,000 people age 40 and over. The Legislature is currently considering changes to Oregon law to add more restrictions against age discrimination and stiffer punishments for violations, but critics say the current law is enough. We hear from Rep. Carla Piluso, D-Gresham, and Paloma Sparks from Oregon Business & Industry.

 

  

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