In September, 2016 I started a year-long personal challenge of doing something each week that I’d never done before then writing about it. This is week 33. 591 more words
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The state’s need to take care of its mentally ill is getting lost amid the state budget push and pull around public schools, universities, roads — and everything else, according to Senate President Peter Courtney. 11 more words
In a year when Oregon lawmakers are grappling with a $1.6 billion budget shortfall, even some legislative leaders are having trouble gaining traction for their priorities. 37 more words
Everybody thought we should do something. Just not today. Something else was always more important.
Decade after decade, Oregon’s system of mental health treatment was neglected. 19 more words
After two people died on a highway outside Ontario in January, state health officials kept mum. They said they couldn’t breathe a word about the suspect, Anthony W. 37 more words
The recent arrest of Joshua Jaschke for the stabbing death of a man in an apartment complex near South Eugene brought to light that at the time of his arrest he was under the supervision of the Psychiatric Security Review Board, based upon his having been found guilty but for insanity in a prior stabbing incident. 54 more words
State doctors suspected nearly 20 years ago that Anthony W. Montwheeler was feigning mental illness to avoid prison, newly disclosed records show.
The records, a portion of state files on Montwheeler, give no indication that officials acted on that suspicion until Montwheeler admitted his ruse two years ago. 15 more words