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Some of the people most affected by poverty are children. And the latest state numbers bear that out. Results from the American community survey, which is the successor to the long census form, paints a picture of a lot of families with children struggling in the State. In Oregon last year, 18.2% of families with children under 18, had incomes below the poverty line. Jessica Moskovitz with Children First for Oregon, looks at some of the local numbers.  “The Deschutes County the poverty rate for families with kids below the age of 18, the poverty rate is 19.5%.” Nationally, the poverty rate is 1 in 6 , reaching a 27 year high. That's about 46 million people living in poverty.

 

 

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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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