Friday, October 7, 2022

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Following a settlement with tribes, SD phases In voting-access reforms; older voters: formidable factor in Maine gubernatorial race; walking: a simple way to boost heart health.

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Biden makes a major move on marijuana laws; the U.S. and its allies begin exercises amid North Korean threats; and Generation Z says it's paying close attention to the 2022 midterms.

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OR: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

Grocery stores participating in the Double Up Food Bucks program in Oregon stretch from Astoria to Ontario. (olinchuk/Adobe Stock)

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Some OR Farmers Markets Pack Up, But Fresh Food Program Still Available

As the weather gets cooler, some farmers markets in Oregon are winding down. But a program which incentivizes buying fresh fruits and vegetables is …

There are more than 600 food-assistance sites in Oregon and southwest Washington, according to the Oregon Food Finder website. (alhim/Adobe Stock)
Hunger Action Month Sheds Light on OR Families Still Struggling

September is National Hunger Action Month, highlighting the ways people can get involved to fight food insecurity. Susannah Morgan, CEO of Oregon …


The WIC program serves about 110,000 women, infants and children in Oregon, including with help buying baby formula. (ColleenMichaels/Adobe Stock)
Resources Available for Parents as Baby Formula Shortage Continues

Relief for a nationwide baby formula shortage could be coming soon, but in the meantime, bare shelves have become a scary sight for parents. The …

About a quarter of Oregon's population is a race or ethnicity other than white, according to the Census Bureau. (niyazz/Adobe Stock)
Ties Between Systemic Racism, Hunger on Ballot as Oregonians Vote

Oregon's primary election is today, and one of the issues affecting voters is systemic racism. Black, Indigenous and people of color suffer from …


Parts of Oregon are considered child-care deserts because of the lack of access to care. (Irina Schmidt/Adobe Stock)
Crisis of Child Care Affordability Affects OR Voters

Oregonians are casting their ballots for Tuesday's primary election. One issue affecting many voters is access to child care. Courtney Helstein…

Overtime pay will be phased in for farmworkers in Oregon over the next five years. (Bob/Adobe Stock)
Farmworkers Rights a Ballot Issue as OR Primary Approaches

Ballots are due for Oregon's primary election on Tuesday, and one key issue for voters is the rights of workers who grow the state's food. …


Data from Oregon State University suggests food insecurity spiked to 1 million people in the state in May 2020. (Mediaphotos/Adobe Stock)
Hunger on Ballot as Oregonians Vote in Primary Election

Ballots will start to be mailed out today for Oregon's primary election, and one issue sure to be on voters' minds is hunger. Food insecurity had …

Under a bill in the Oregon Legislature, law enforcement could not pull someone over only for a broken light on their car. (lowphoto/Adobe Stock)
Backers: OR Criminal-Justice Bill Would Create Job, Housing Stability

Advocates for criminal-justice reform are continuing their effort to change the system during Oregon's upcoming legislative session. Senate Bill 151…


One proposal in Congress would invest $35 billion to expand access to school and summer meals. (New Africa/Adobe Stock)
Build Back Better Act Could Drastically Cut Child Hunger, Advocates Say

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Groups fighting child hunger say the Build Back Better plan in Congress could be a once-in-a-generation opportunity to cut down on …

More than 42 million Americans may experience food insecurity because of the pandemic, according to the nonprofit Feeding America. (Waseem Ali Khan/Adobe Stock)
Groups Fighting Hunger Call for Action This Month

PORTLAND, Ore. - Groups fighting hunger and poverty in Oregon are urging renewed action this month to ensure that everyone is fed. September is …


The Oregon legislative session is scheduled to adjourn June 27. (ASP Inc/Adobe Stock)
OR Bill Would Overhaul Community Safety, Policing

UPDATE: HB 2002 has died in the Legislature. "This is a profoundly disappointing setback for Oregonians who value and have called for racial justice …

Supporters of the Double Up Food Bucks program hope lawmakers will fund its expansion into 25 grocery stores across Oregon. (Tada Images/Adobe Stock)
Program Providing Fresh Food Hopes to 'Double Up' Impact

PORTLAND, Ore. - A program that helps Oregonians eat fresh food could expand with an assist from lawmakers. Double Up Food Bucks matches …


 

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