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Fire Help
6:16 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Here's How You Can Help Wildfire Victims

Credit American Red Cross

There are many opportunities to help those displaced by the Carlton Complex Fire in central Washington. Here are a few ways you can donate money or items.

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Dentist Shortage
5:27 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Study: Idaho, Oregon Among Top 10 States Facing Dentist Shortage

A study finds Oregon and Idaho are among the top 10 states with the worst shortages of dentists.
Credit Gelmini / Wikimedia

Oregon and Idaho need more dentists. That's according to a new study out Tuesday from the Pew Charitable Trusts. It puts Oregon and Idaho among the top 10 states with the worst shortages.

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Inefficient Charities
5:27 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Oregon Lawmakers Vote To Crack Down On Inefficient Charities

M.O. Stevens Wikimedia Commons

Originally published on Thu May 23, 2013 4:36 pm

Oregon lawmakers want to crack down on charities that use very little of the money they raise to actually help people. 

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Charity Deduction Proposal
4:56 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Democrats Back Away From Charity Deduction Proposal

Oregon Legislature

Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 4:46 pm

SALEM, Ore. – Democrats in the Oregon House are backing away from a key aspect of their budget-balancing tax measure. They’re no longer proposing to end the deduction for charitable donations for some high-income earners. The move Monday comes in the face of withering criticism from nonprofits.

The original plan would have applied only to households earning more than $250,000. Majority Democrats said it would have affected less than 3 percent of Oregon taxpayers. But nonprofits complained that those taxpayers are the ones with the ability to make bigger donations.

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Springfield 800 Meter Race
5:58 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Inaugural Nick Symmonds Springfield 800 Is The First Of It's Kind In The US

Nick Symmonds signs autographs during the Springfield 800.
Photo Credit: Jes Burns

The inaugural "Nick Symmonds Springfield 800" road race drew crowds Saturday in the adopted home of the five-time US Champion.

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Pet Food Bank
6:15 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Pet Food Bank Faces Challenging Transition

Portland's Pongo Fund, one of the nation's largest pet food banks, is moving to a new location.
Image courtesy The Pongo Fund

One of the nation's largest pet food banks is being forced to move. The Pongo Fund distributes tons of pet food to low-income animal lovers each year in Oregon and Washington. But problems at its central distribution center will mean a break in distributing pet food this fall. Correspondent Chris Lehman reports.

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Wildfire Donations
6:19 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Kittitas Wildfire Prompts Overwhelming Donations

A blaze from the Kittitas wildfire.
Photo courtesy Wash. Department of Natural Resources

Dramatic images of destruction from a central Washington wildfire this week haave prompted an overwhelming flood of donations to fire victims. So much that the state of Washington is urging well meaning donors to stop giving food and clothing and donate money instead. In Cle Elum, correspondent Courtney Flatt checked out the brimming donation centers.

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Japanese Tsunami Relief
6:54 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Follow The Money: Japan Disaster Relief

Minamisanriku buildings destroyed by last year's tsunami.
Photo by Tom Banse Northwest News Networ

Over the past year, people and businesses in the Pacific Northwest have contributed tens of millions of dollars to Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief. It's an unfamiliar situation for a wealthy, industrialized country like Japan to be the recipient of international relief funds. Correspondent Tom

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