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Oregon Legislature considers bill to create local crisis intervention teams

By Erik Neumann (Jefferson Public Radio) Feb. 12, 2021 LINK TO ARTICLE A group in the Rogue Valley is working to expand mobile mental health crisis units in Jackson County and around Oregon. They’re advocating for legislation modeled on a successful program in Eugene called CAHOOTS. The new bill, awaiting a hearing in the Oregon Legislature, would give cities and counties around Oregon assistance creating their own mobile crisis intervention teams. Those teams would help ...

Local group is building bridges from school to jobs

By the Southern Oregon Education Leadership Council - Mail Tribune Sunday, January 3, 2021 Last Sunday’s paper featured an article that was headlined, “Educators failing to teach what students need for good jobs.” The article provided highlights from a recent report issued by Strada and the Lumina Foundation: “Bridge Builders: How Intermediaries Can Connect Education and Work in a Postpandemic World.” The report — worth reading in its entirety — discusses how government, ...

9/13/20 Wildfire Update -Sunday night: Almeda fire response

This is Day 5 after the horrific Almeda fire swept through the communities of Talent and Phoenix. This post summarizes key information I know at this moment. Fire impact. We know the fires took a devastating toll, but an inventory of loss is yet to come. However, at least a dozen manufactured home and RV parks were destroyed, including more than 1500 homes. Added to that are apartments units and many single family homes. Thousands of individuals and families, all treasured members of our ...