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What to do if you or a loved one becomes homeless

In Oregon, homelessness is a uniquely ubiquitous issue. Since 2020, the amount of unsheltered in Oregon has increased by 22%, one of the highest increases in the nation, often due to a combination of underfunded and understaffed housing programs combined with high rental costs leading to people living unhoused for longer.

Take the plunge 

With more than 600 people in attendance, the Special Olympics Oregon organization held its annual free polar plunge this past weekend, Saturday Jan. 28, at the Illahe Hills Country Club. 

SKPS and teacher’s union still working on an agreement 

Last week on Jan. 31, the Salem-Keizer Public School district put out a video on various social media platforms describing their current offer as they continue to bargain with Salem- Keizer teachers. In response, the Salem-Keizer Education Association (SKEA) made a response video highlighting the good and bad about the district’s offer.