State hospital embroiled in contempt proceedings for not admitting mentally ill people court-ordered to get treatment

Attorneys have brought nearly a dozen contempt of court proceedings against Oregon State Hospital in the last three years, arguing hospital officials didn’t admit people with mental illnesses to get treatment ordered by judges. In four instances, judges found the hospital and Oregon Health Authority, its parent agency, in contempt[Read More…]

Salem-Keizer school leaders say they’re focused on equity. Expulsion and suspension rates tell another story.

Sandra Hernández-Lomelí, director of Latinos Unidos Siempre, speaks during a protest outside of the Salem-Keizer school district offices on Thursday, June 18 to urge the district to cancel their contract for police officers in schools. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Black, Latino and other students of color are more likely to be[Read More…]