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Lawmakers Revise Budget But Cuts Not As Deep As Feared 

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Lawmakers who worked to plug the budget hole took a nip-and-tuck approach rather than slash and burn. Still, advocates are worried about behavioral health care funding.

Brown’s Behavioral Health Strategy Mired In Chaos, ‘Profound Disappointment’ 

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When Brown set up her Behavioral Health Advisory Council in October 2019, advocates and medical professionals had high hopes it would spark meaningful change. Instead, it's turned into a missed opportunity, critics say.

Mask Mandates Spread, But Thorny Problems Remain With No Unified Strategy

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Starting Wednesday, residents in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Hood River, Marion, Polk and Lincoln counties will have to wear masks in indoor commercial settings, in line with the fast-swelling ranks of cities, counties and states around the country.

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