This week, Uvea revealed her identity to a panel of lawmakers for the first time. She is now 11-years-old. She spoke in favor of a bill, Senate Bill 707, sponsored by Sen. Sara Gelser, D-Corvallis, that would allow all Oregon youth sent across state lines between 2016 and 2019 to access all their relevant records documenting their time in a facility or facilities.
Washington state is the latest to announce it’s severing ties with a for-profit company that has been accused of widespread neglect and abuse of kids. Oregon also relied on Sequel Youth and Family Services to care for vulnerable kids.
We discuss The Oregonian/OregonLive's reporting about sexual misconduct at Portland Public Schools, efforts to address housing for Oregon's foster youth, and the issue of lead in Portland houses. We also hear from a tattoo artist who works with breast-cancer survivors.