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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.

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.