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Oregonians may have gone through tough economic times recently, but that didn't seem to stop them from always finding a little something more to help their neighbors in need.

 

Joan Vallejo with the Oregon Community Foundation says their recent report shows that Oregon ranks in the top 20 states for giving.  "Oregon usually ranks fairly high compared to other states, even to our sister states north and south of here. Per capita giving is higher than average. During the recession, it was interesting to see that some of the big contributions went down, but more people were giving. So they gave what they could, more people stepped up to the plate."

 

Vallejo says even with a national disaster, Oregon residents are quick to respond and help wherever the problem is.

 

She says education non-profits usually get the largest donations; but health and human services and animal welfare is not far behind.

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • 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)