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Students steal the show at Oregon’s governor debate

The following article was published in the Portland Tribune on October 2, 2018. Childhood homelessness, the foster care system and mental health in schools: Yes, candidates, this will be on the test. Fifteen youths from across the state pressed for hard truths from...

This Time, Oregon Foster Youth Will Ask the Questions

The following was published in the Chronicle of Social Change on 10/1/18.   On Tuesday, an Oregon foster youth will be asking tough questions of the state’s candidates for governor.  Organized by Children First for Oregon, the Debate for Oregon’s Future is entirely...

CHIP Gets Short-Term Fix, Oregon Families Still Anxious

The following was published by Public News Service on December 29, 2017. A last-minute deal in Congress to provide short-term funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program hasn’t done much to alleviate stress for states and parents going into the new...

Report: Youth in Poverty Will Likely Live so as Adults

The following was published in the Argus Observer on December 22, 2017.  Children in Malheur County are facing obstacles when it comes to financial stability, child welfare and future success. That information comes from annual reports from two state organizations,...

Clatsop County Ranks High in Juvenile Justice Referrals

The following was published in The Daily Astorian on December 21, 2017. Clatsop County has among the highest rates of juvenile justice referrals in Oregon, a mark of misbehavior that experts link to problems with education and drug and alcohol abuse. Juvenile...