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Big changes could be coming soon to those caught drinking and driving in Oregon. A State advisory board is seriously thinking about increasing treatment time for first time offenders to 6 months; repeat offenders would spend a year in treatment.  Those proposed requirements would double what is currently mandated.  One criticism of the idea is it could end up costing the State more in the short-term. Jerry Gjesvold of Serenity Lane served on the Governor's Advisory Committee for DUII Legislation for 16 years. He believes this additional early treatment will prevent more costly alcohol and drug problems in the future. “I think it's dollars well spent,  if we can get people turned around, that's the issue. Or the data will not show that until we have it in place over a period of time.” Gjesvold says data shows that one dollar spent in treatment saves $12 to 15 in money not spent on other social services.

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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  • 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.