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School districts throughout the state are struggling with decreasing budgets. Many districts are dealing with teacher layoffs and shortened school years.  Gail Rasmussen, the President of the Oregon Education Association admits these are challenging times for education.  “Oh, I think continuing funding crisis and continuing teacher layoffs and shortened programs.  As educators are still excited, but these shortened school year impacts students and their learning.”  The OEA is helping gather signatures for Initiative Petition 35, that would reform the corporate kicker by putting money into Oregon K through 12 classrooms.

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.