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Oregon pharmacist prepares documentary to spotlight industry changes

Staff at drugstore chains Walgreens and CVS in October launched walkouts across the country to protest what they characterized as unreasonable workloads that were affecting patient care. Retail pharmacy closures that have caused rural residents to travel long distances or wait hours for their prescriptions have sparked scrutiny in Congress.

Eastern Oregon community college to end prisoner education program, cut 17 jobs

Two years ago, Blue Mountain Community College teamed up with other colleges across the state to convince the Oregon Department of Corrections to continue the colleges’ adult education and GED programs in state prisons. At a special meeting last week, the BMCC Board of Education voted to end their programs at the direction of the college president.

Portland area postal workers rally for more pay, better conditions

Multnomah County Commissioner Susheela Jayapal joined dozens of postal workers, union officials and community leaders Monday to protest understaffing, overwork and delay of mail. The rally speakers called for the Postal Service to raise wages and benefits to attract and retain workers.