Living Well workshops transform prisoners' lives, save taxpayers' money
A four-year-old program is saving taxpayers more than $10,000 per prisoner, per year, and making life better for people with chronic illnesses living behind bars. Since adopting the Living Well with Chronic Conditions program (LWCC) in 2012, more than 1,000 incarcerated adults in Oregon have improved their health and well-being by completing the course.
Former Deschutes County Sheriff Captain pleads guilty to embezzlement
Communities place a lot of trust in local law enforcement. The uniform, the badge, and the title are bestowed upon trained professionals who are hired for peacekeeping and protection.
The great debate of social responsibility vs. district duties continues
High profile crimes lead to speculation regarding rising violence
"If it bleeds, it leads" is a popular saying in the news industry. High profile criminal cases of a violent nature often flood radio, computers, television screens, and the pages of newspapers around the globe.
5k will benefit Disabled American Veterans program
The Oregon Senior Games (OSG) is a collection of organized athletic events that are open for active adults, age 50 and older, and is a qualifier for ranking in the National Senior Games in Birmingham, Ala. Oregon was one of the last states to participate in this event. Going on its third year come this June, OSG continues to grow in popularity and participation numbers.
Oregon Wild advocacy volunteers organize
More than half of the forests that once covered the Earth are gone, and each year, more disappear. Though many are aware of deforestation in South America, far fewer realize that it is happening right here in Oregon.
Bend Livability Project engages community in creating change
Bend's growth is inevitable. Draft projections from Portland State University predict that the city's population will surpass 130,000 in 20 years.
Many fear homelessness awaits them
In a quickly gentrifying neighborhood in northwest Bend, just a few blocks from Newport Avenue Market, the 44 people who call the Fireside Lodge Condominiums home will soon be without a basic human need: shelter. Bend's affordable housing crisis is no longer down the road somewhere in the distant future for them.
People are not property
According to the latest "Global Report on Trafficking in Persons" by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), compiled in 2014, human trafficking is pervasive worldwide, including the United States. Seventy percent of victims are female and one third of all trafficked persons are children.