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A bill that would allow Oregon foster children under 25-years-of age to attend state colleges and universities free of charge is headed to the Governor's desk for final approval. Senator Fred Girod says also the Oregon Student Commission is required to prioritize foster children for receiving the Oregon Opportunity Grant.

Those who opposed the legislation said they were concerned that the bill does not set more qualification standards for the students, such as a minimum GPA requirement.

 

 

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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:

 

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  • 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.