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2017

Mental Health

Letter to Editor: Addressing disparities in jail system (The Oregonian, 10/10/2017)

State’s biggest youth prison gets $52 million upgrade, including new ‘cottages’ (The Oregonian, 09/22/2017)

CAGED: Inmates raise red flags about Oregon’s solitary confinement (Street Roots, 08/25/2017)

Community members blast mayor’s idea for new community police engagement commission (The Oregonian, 08/04/2017

Mental health breakdown: Battle rages on over Wilsonville psychiatric hospital(Portland Business Journal, 07/20/2017)

Oregon’s mental hospital is being flooded with criminal defendants (Portland Mercury, 07/19/2017)

Multnomah County homeless count reveals nearly 3 in 4 unhoused report disabilities (Lund Report, 06/21/2017)

Jails & prisons: Multnomah County Jail

Keeping guns out of psychiatric emergency clinics

Jails & Prisons: Oregon State Penitentiary

Civil rights

Letter: Don’t tear families apart (The Oregonian, 07/23/2017)

IQ costs Oregon parents their kids, but is that fair (The Oregonian, 07/18/2017)

Op-ed: The many parallels in our struggle for civil rights (The Oregonian, 06/18/2017)

 Accessibility

Portland Art Museum will try again to get approval for Rothko Pavilion (The Oregonian, 12/05/2017)

Service dogs v. fakes: 5 things you need to know (KGW News, 11/13/17)

Letter: A park accessible to all (The Oregonian, 11/13/17)

Making Street Crossing Safer: Settlement with ODOT 

Equal pay

Oregon’s new equal pay law.

Stopping abuse & neglect

School policies must protect students (The Oregonian, 11/3/17)

Tigard police arrest school bus driver accused of sexually abusing special needs student (KPTV News, 05/04/2017)

Voting rights

Op-ed: Democracy works best when everyone is involved (Statesman Journal, 05/03/2017)

 

2016

Man in motorized wheelchair gets DUII conviction thrown out (The Oregonian, 12/29/2016)

Brown right in closing JC hospital (The Register-Guard, 12/19/2016)

Marion Commissioner nominated for State Hospital board (Statesman Journal, 11/23/2016)

Report: Solitary confinement used too much in Oregon prisons (Statesman Journal, 11/21/2016)

Bend housing crisis extreme for the disabled (Bend Bulletin, 11/04/2016)

Measure 97 letter to senior living residents (KOBI, 10/26/2016)

Senior Care Company Investigated After Urging Residents To Vote No On Measure 97 (KOPB, 10/24/16)

Two groups that serve as watchdogs over senior care, the state’s Long Term Care Ombudsman and Disability Rights Oregon, notified the Secretary of State about the letter sent by Brookdale Senior Living. The watchdog groups said Brookdale might have violated a state law against exerting undue influence over how a person votes.

People with disabilities excited about self-lacing shoes (KGW, 10/05/16)

Oregon voter registration deadline 3 weeks away; State offering alternative ways to cast your ballot (KOIN, 09/27/16)

2014-2016