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Salem-Keizer schools show both progress and declines for 2018-19

The annual At-A-Glance reports released by the Oregon Department of Education reflect staff changes, but mixed results in Salem-Keizer Public Schools.

Source: Salem-Keizer schools show both progress and declines for 2018-19

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With 40 sleep-involved infant deaths a year, how can sleep be safer?

Every year, about 40 babies in Oregon go to sleep and never wake up.Child welfare officials are working to stop some of those preventable deaths. 13 more words

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Salem-Keizer teachers make home visits, improve student outcomes

Katrina Ohlemiller spends most of her afternoons and weekends, not at home, but at the homes of her students.

To get ready, the Hoover Elementary School teacher dedicates dozens of hours a month preparing school supplies, scheduling meetings and traveling to where families are most comfortable. 48 more words

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Proposed wildfire fuel breaks plan released for Oregon, two other states

One option in a plan to battle devastating wildfires in southwestern Idaho, southeastern Oregon and northern Nevada creates 1,500 miles (2,400 kilometers) of fuel breaks up to 400 feet (120 meters) wide along existing roads. 12 more words

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Recall attempts of Gov. Brown miss deadline to submit signatures

Statewide efforts to recall Gov. Kate Brown will not move forward after separate campaigns by a Salem resident and the Oregon Republican Party both failed to gather the needed 280,050 signatures by Monday’s deadline. 41 more words

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Henry Miller: It's time to get razor clams

With the lifting of a pair of razor-clamming closures the past week, beaches and bays from Washington to California are open for pursuing the most highly prized bivalves for the first time in recent memory. 36 more words

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Protect funding for Medicare home health services

It’s been called a “Silver Tsunami,” but its reach extends far beyond Oregon’s 360 miles of breathtaking coastline. This storm reaches into every corner of the state – challenging infrastructure that thousands upon thousands of Oregon seniors depend on. 8 more words

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