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State Child Welfare Worker Says Her Boss Questioned Her Ability to Speak English

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A child welfare staffer at the Oregon Department of Human Services filed a complaint this month with the state labor board saying she was moved out of the job she's held for 14 years when a new boss complained her English wasn’t good enough.In her complaint to the Bureau of Labor and Industries, Carmenza Gonzalez-Garcia says she told her manager in May she was being discrimi...   More
 
Thursday, July 31, 2014 by SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

Religious Community Prays for Conversion Therapy Advocates

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When Dennis Parker was a young seminary student in the 1970s, doctors strapped electrodes to his scalp and shocked him each time he viewed a photo of a naked man. After his sessions, he would go outside, sit on the curb and weep. Today Dennis Parker is an openly gay pastor at St....   More
 
Monday, June 30, 2014 by SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

Legacy Health Systems Accused of Ignoring Safety Concerns

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A former employee of Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center is accusing the Gresham hospital of ignoring safety issues and firing him after he complained. Christopher Modic, an emergency department nurse supervisor, claims that his supervisor Heather Moon repeatedly discouraged Modic and his staff from filling out reports meant to document hazardous conditions that present a risk to patients...   More
 
Friday, June 20, 2014 by SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

Port of Portland Sued for Gender Discrimination

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A female dredge operator for the Port of Portland who says she’s been the victim of gender discrimination in the past is alleging the port’s illegal practices are continuing. 

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Thursday, June 19, 2014 by SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

Live Long and Prosper

State officials double their spending on cheery commercials for Cover Oregon.


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Mark Ray leans back in his chair surrounded by wooden cutouts of rain clouds, birds and a yellow sun. They look as if they were imagined by the children who carried them in    More
 
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