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Oregon hospitals sue state over
mental health care treatment

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Three of Oregon’s largest hospital systems are suing the state over its alleged lack of adequate mental health care, which they say has forced the hospital systems to house patients in need of mental health treatment for months.Providence Health & Services, Legacy Health and PeaceHealth say[Read More…]

Today in History: The Associated Press

Today in History: October 5, Truman speaks on TVBy The Associated Press undefinedToday in HistoryToday is Wednesday, Oct. 5, the 278th day of 2022. There are 87 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Oct. 5, 1953, Earl Warren was sworn in as the 14th chief justice of the[Read More…]

Cougar boys soccer

Cougar boys soccer fell to St. Marys 8-0 at home Monday, Oct. 3. The boys next home game is Monday Oct. 10. The team sits at 1-6-1 on the season . . . You have reached content available exclusively to Illinois Valley News digital subscribers. Receive a 3-day free trial[Read More…]

Refurbished ballot boxes
returned throughout County

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — Josephine County’s official ballot boxes have been returned to their respective locations throughout the county following scheduled maintenance with fresh paint and new branding.County maintenance crews removed the five official ballot boxes on the morning of June 22 for cleaning and refurbishing. The boxes were then[Read More…]

Children’s music

Teacher Chelsea Hamblin sings and strums popular children’s music and has the children singing and dancing along with her at the CJ Farmers’ Market Friday, Sept. 30.

After rocky start, hopes up in Oregon drug decriminalization

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Two years after Oregon residents voted to decriminalize hard drugs and dedicate hundreds of millions of dollars to treatment, few people have requested the services and the state has been slow to channel the funds.When voters passed the state’s pioneering Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act[Read More…]

‘Signs of Hope’ campaign in Cave Junction

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and Sept. 10 was World Suicide Prevention Day.Angela Franklin is the suicide prevention coordinator and behavioral health specialist for older adults and adults living with physical disabilities. She works for Options for Southern Oregon and covers Josephine County.On Sept. 9, various organizations participated in[Read More…]