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


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 discriminated against because ...   More
Thursday, July 31, 2014 SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

Counting Cards

A state audit says the Department of Human Services isn’t tracking food-stamp fraud.

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In the wrong hands, food stamps can buy a lot more than milk and bread.  State officials say they know there’s a black market for Oregon Trail cards, the electronic debit-style cards used   More
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

More Help for More Homeless

I have some good news, and some bad news. Lets start with the good: Street Roots, a nonprofit newspaper that helps those living with homelessness and poverty, has launched an easy-to-use website to accompany its Rose City Resource publication. The Rose City Resource site offers a “comprehensive guide to the public services and assistance programs in the Portland and tri-county area.” ...   More
Friday, May 29, 2009 Megan Brescini


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