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Dozens Die On Streets In Portland Area

Multnomah County's latest count of homeless deaths shows that 79 people died in 2017, one fewer than the year before.

Life on the streets turned deadly again last year in the Portland area, with dozens of people dying far too young.

Oregon Discourages Excessive Opioid Prescribing In Guidelines For Acute Pain

A state report on opioid prescribing guidelines for acute pain said prescriptions should be a last resort and limited in duration, to decrease chances of long-term use and addiction.

Oregon released guidelines Thursday that encourage providers to prescribe opioids for acute pain only when necessary and to limit the length of time that patients take the painkillers.

Opinion: Measure 106 Is A Bad Bill

It would make abortion unaffordable for women, causing more unwanted children in Oregon.

Measure 106 is bad for Oregon. It does more than make abortion unaffordable for hundreds of thousands of women in Oregon. It is unaffordable for the taxpayers who vote for it.

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare Workers Endorse Union

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Counselors, case managers and others at one of Oregon’s largest non-profit mental health providers are the latest in the sector to vote to join a union.

Workers at one of Oregon’s largest non-profit behavioral health providers are unionizing after complaining for years of being overworked and underpaid.

Oregon Mental Health Sector Faces Push For Unionization

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The latest campaign appears to be at Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, one of the largest providers of mental health services to Medicaid clients in Oregon.

Following several years of failed attempts to organize, employees at Cascadia Behavioral Health are making a renewed push to form a union, the latest example of mental health care workers looking to boost wages, reduce caseloads and curtail notoriously frequent job turnover.

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