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Members of the Oregon Solidarity project include (from left) Ed King and Justin King of King Estate Winery; Christine Clair and Joe Ibrahim of Willamette Valley Vineyards, and Brent Stone and Ray Nuclo, also of King Estate Winery. CREDIT: CAROLYN WELLS KRAMER/NPR

Oregon Wineries Come Together To Save Grapes Rejected For Smoke Taint

Grape growers in southern Oregon thought they had already weathered one of the biggest challenges of the 2018 season — the Klondike Fire, which burned over 175,000 acres in July.

But on Sept. 22, they faced even more devastating news: Copper Cane Wines and Provisions, a Calif.-based winery that contracts with numerous growers in the region, canceled grape orders mere days before harvest was supposed to start, citing smoke taint. Continue Reading Oregon Wineries Come Together To Save Grapes Rejected For Smoke Taint

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File photo / Yelp. Morrison Child and Family Services has multiple facilities in Portland and throughout Oregon.

Sexual Abuse Allegations At Migrant Youth Shelters Nationwide Include Several At Oregon Facilities

A federal report shows that between 2015 and 2018 there were almost 6,000 reported complaints of sexual abuse at child migrant shelters nationwide. Documents show the non-profit Morrison Child and Family Services in Portland handled eight of those reports. Three of those incidents happened at other non-Morrison shelters the youth were previously at. Continue Reading Sexual Abuse Allegations At Migrant Youth Shelters Nationwide Include Several At Oregon Facilities

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Carolina Landa hugs her son, Zach, in their living room before he leaves for school on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. The two have been living together in the same home in Olympia since 2015. CREDIT: SHAUNA SOWERSBY / THE TACOMA NEWS TRIBUNE

Washington Lawmakers Seek Smoother Path To Redemption For Formerly Incarcerated Residents

The stain of a criminal record complicates life’s basics when people are released back into their communities: from finding a place to live to buying insurance. Thousands in Washington state continue to face barriers even after they’ve turned their lives around. Some can tap into a process to clear their records, giving them a fresh start. But the process is complicated, lengthy and not always accessible. Continue Reading Washington Lawmakers Seek Smoother Path To Redemption For Formerly Incarcerated Residents

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