The $302 million in voter-approved funding is primarily being used for "wrap-around services" like peer mentors and housing support, not professional medical services that could be paid for another way.
Facing a backlog of incoming patients, a federal judge ordered the state psychiatric hospital to set new deadlines for patient treatment lengths, based more on the severity of criminal charges against them than on their treatment progress.
Luke Ovgard has been fishing for as long as he can remember — literally. But it wasn’t until about 5 years ago that he started carefully keeping track of the number of fish species he caught. And in July, Ovgard caught his 1,000th fish species.
In August 1972, the Springfield Creamery hit a financial rough patch. Owners Chuck and Sue Kesey had been in business for more than a decade and just introduced a new probiotic product called Nancy’s Yogurt. That’s when somebody got the groovy idea to ask a popular psychedelic rock band for help. And help they did.
Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated $44 million to the Oregon-based mentoring organization, Friends of the Children, which supports children at risk of entering the welfare system by pairing them with a longtime mentor.