George Noorey

ON AIR NOW

George Noorey

12:00am - 6:00am

Contact
Local News


These days its hard enough to get a job and then keeping that job is especially tough if you have to leave work a lot to care for sick kids. That's one finding of a comprehensive study of 30 Central Oregon employers and 1000 workers. Monday, community leaders took an in-depth look at the results.  John McLughlin with the "Children and Family Commission of Deschutes County" says they've heard from workers who've lost their jobs because of sick kids. "Biggest problem from our employees is sick children, infants and cost. A lot of people end up leaving their kids with neighbors or relatives and the challenge is that early childhood the first five years of life; as far as brain research, are the most important in terms of stimulation and a lot of important things as far as getting kids ready for school."  He says business owners can help by being flexible and in some cases will qualify for tax breaks and incentives when they help workers solve the child care challenge.

 

 

Share
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:

 

Traffic

 

 

  • 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.