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A recent report from the Deschutes County Grand Jury after they inspected the jail and other correctional buildings and programs indicated their findings were generally positive.

 

District Attorney Patrick Flaherty says Deschutes County has one of the only certified patrol and corrections  in the state; and that's very impressive.

 

He says the findings indicate that increased court services, such as Mental Health Court and Family Drug Court will help control the overcrowded jail situation.  "The Grand Hury was impressed with that and with all of our specialty courts and is of the view that those specialty courts are problem courts are problem solving courts as they're being known as, should be expanded, not just because they can help relieve overcrowding in the jail, but because they are cost-effective means of addressing a significant percentage of our current inmate population."

 

Flaherty says he agrees with the Grand Jury findings and will begin working towards expanding these "specialty courts" and even wants to create a "Veteran's Court"  that could help with that segment of the population.

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  • I-84,Troutdale MP 17 - 62, in the Coumbia Gorge remains closed. The highway is closed EB at Exit 17 in Troutdale. Trucks use US-26 to OR-35 as an alternate route.

 

  • Construction at 27th Street . Northbound Lane Closed from Ferguson to Bear Creek.  Detour in place.

 

  • 27th and Bear Creek Rd intersection varying traffic control changes

 

  • O.B. Riley Road South-bound lane closed south of Mervin Samples Rd (12/17)