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Governor John Kitzhaber celebrating the Supreme Court's decision on the Presidents Affordable Care Act.

 

The Court did agree that states should not be required to spend a specific amount on Medicaid.  Kitzhaber says that decision doesn’t change things in Oregon, where funds are already allocated.  The Governor says that doe give Oregon another window to absorb new clients as the government switches delivery systems.

 

The Governor says Oregon is ahead of the curve, having already created eight Coordinated Care Organizations.

Traffic

 

 

  • 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)