The Mayoral Candidates on Poverty in Portland: What Can City Hall Do?

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“What new focus and coordination will your administration bring to serve low-income residents, particularly the children and seniors living at or below or near the poverty line?” The leading mayoral candidates—Charlie Hales, Eileen Brady and Jefferson Smith—got this question at a Feb. 16 forum sponsored by the Northwest Examiner at the Northwest Neighborhood Cultural Center. The question was ...   More
 
Monday, February 20, 2012 WW Staff

Oregon's Poverty Numbers


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More grim numbers about how the recession has hit Oregon: The state's poverty rate rose from 12.9 percent in 2007 to 13.6 percent in 2008 during the recession, according to figures released (PDF) today by the American Community Survey. That makes Oregon — and our estimated 506,000 people living in poverty — one of just eight states that saw an increase in their poverty rate from ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 Anvi Bui

Wanted: Uninsured Oregonians


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About 643,000 Oregonians lack medical coverage—roughly one in six state residents. And the Oregon Center for Public Policy notes today that there's a good chance for those uninsured Oregonians with few resources to apply to the Department of Health Services in an upcoming drawing for the Oregon Health Plan. The drawing aims to reduce the number of uninsured Oregonians by about 20,000 people. To ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 Jason Slotkin

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