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The Oregon Center for Public Policy has updated its "Basic Famiy Budget Calculator" with the latest info on what it takes to afford to live in certain Oregon cities.

 

Juan Carlos Ordonez with the Oregon Center for Public Policy says the calculator considers housing, food, child care and other necessities in its formula.

 

"I think it really opens up people's eyes.  It gives in common sense terms why Oregonians and Americans find in their own families  -- they are struggling to make ends meet.  You'll see the numbers.  There are a lot of people in the same boat.  We want to get a conversation going where we should focus on what we should be doing to reduce poverty and strengthen the middle class"

 

The website is www.ocpp.org.

 

Portland was the most expensive place to live in the state, followed by Eugene and Medford and then Bend.  Rural Oregon is the least expensive area to live in the state.

Help Puerto Rico

Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

 

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.