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Marion County Sues Oregon Over State Hospital

(Salem, OR) -- Marion County has filed a lawsuit against the Oregon Health Authority to force the state to evaluate and treat people with pending criminal charges who can't assist in their own defense. The lawsuit claims the state has failed to meet its legal obligation to fund, build, and staff sufficient beds in the State Hospital. The county says it's resulting in sicker and more violent people remaining on the streets where their needs can't be met.

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