Oregon hospital systems say they’re saddled with patients who should be in the state hospital, but a federal judge questions the validity of their argument
The proposed site of Heritage Square, which would have included supportive housing, in downtown Astoria. The city council voted down the project over its cost and concerns from a vocal group of critics.
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Most of Oregon’s Congressional delegation signed onto the senator’s letter urging federal assistance to schools for substance use education and overdose prevention
State Rep. Rob Nosse, D-Portland, testifies to the Oregon House Behavioral Health and Health Care Committee about a bill he sponsored to overhaul Measure 110 on March 28, 2023.
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The office is citing three state judges’ decisions that contradict the federal judge’s ruling
Christine Reeh, a licensed therapist, tells the Oregon House Behavioral Health and Health Care Committee on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, how insurance auditing practices threaten to reduce access to mental health treatment services.
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How meth is sabotaging Oregon's behavioral health system
Read our two-part series about how — despite a windfall of new funding — the state has no plan to address the 'new meth' that is overwhelming behavioral health providers and inflaming ongoing crises across the state.
State inaction left Oregon teens vulnerable to fentanyl’s fatal spread
A student at Harmony Academy, a high school for teens in recovery, told The Lund Report he didn't realize he was smoking fentanyl until his parent had him tested. He thought the pills he was buying were oxycodone.
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A lack of prevention, education and youth addiction programs opened the door to tragedy as dealers added the potent opioid to local drug markets