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The latest statistics from "Children First for Oregon" -- show an additional 13-thousand children slipped into poverty.

 

In Deschutes County, more than half the district's public school children are eligible to receive free or redued school lunches.

 

Kate Moore with Deschutes County Public Health says the numbers show many people are still hurting.

 

"We're still experiencing some hard eocnomic times, so I think it's reflected in the many more chidren added to the Healthy Kids program.  It's good and bad news.  It's good news that more kids are enrolled in the program, but it's bad news their family's income qualified for the health insurance.  So we're still lagging behind many areas in our economic recovery."

 

23 percent of Oregon's children are living in poverty -- about 44 percent of the state's kids are either poor or low income.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

 

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:

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

 
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