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A vice president at St. Charles Health System will head up Governor-Elect Kitzhaber’s health policies. Mike Bonetto has been at St. Charles for a couple years, but has decided to take the full time job as a Senior Policy Advisor for Kitzhaber in Salem. Bonetto knows the job will be challenging, but believes it will provide an opportunity to improve healthcare. “From state budget perspective, a State budget perspective, the State Medicaid Program, the Oregon Health Plan, has some financial difficulties ahead of it. So, how do we do this so that really tries to hold people harmless, but the same time gets us out of our current inefficient system.”  Bonetto says he's met with Kitzhaber several times and is impressed with his grasp of the budget. He’ll start the Senior Advisor job after the first of the year.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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