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Meth Stabilization Center Planned For Portland

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More than two years after Portland’s only sobering center closed, plans are gaining momentum for a place where people under the influence of meth can sober safely.

Provider Selected For Multnomah County’s New Behavioral Health Downtown Day Center

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The Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon will operate a peer-run program at the Behavioral Health Resource Center, slated to open in Portland this fall.

Senior Living Complex Sued Over One of Two Deaths During June Heatwave

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A sign in a bed of flowers reads The Heights at Columbia Knoll, with a building in the background on well kept landscape.

Two seniors died from heat on the fourth floor of the supported living facility. The son of one filed suit, alleging management knew his mother had dementia but failed to check on her.

Portland Faces New Measles Threat

For the second time this summer, Oregon health officials are trying to limit a potential outbreak.

Oregon health officials announced a new measles threat in the Portland area on Saturday. 

Wyden-Smith Town Hall Spreads Word About Cover Oregon, Health Reform

Many attendees were unfamiliar with how the state’s health insurance exchange will work, less than two months before enrollment starts

 

August 21, 2013--The drumbeat to inform Oregonians about impending health reform continued on Monday with a town hall hosted by Oregon Senator Ron Wyden (D) and Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith that 120 people attended.

The Battle over Portland’s Water

Author concludes that there’s no consensus that fluoridation is safe for human health

OPINION – August 22, 2012 -- For months, there has been a behind-the-scenes, coordinated effort to fluoridate Portland’s water. It only came to light when the Oregonian broke the story August 10th that commissioner Randy Leonard was going to lead the effort. Since then, Nick Fish and Mayor Sam Adams have come out in favor of it, which points to at least a 3-2 vote in the Portland City Council to approve it. There have been reports a vote could be coming quickly, as early as the first or second week in September, but nothing is confirmed yet.

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