KGW’s Straight Talk with Laural Porter
Childcare deserts and free preschool

Childcare deserts and free preschool

November 15, 2019

Commissioner Vega Pederson and Director of Oregon's Early Learning System Miriam Calderon talk about Oregon's expensive childcare and preschool programs. A recent study recently found every Oregon county is considered a child care desert for newborns through 2-year-olds. 

Investigative Reporter Kyle Iboshi on robocalls and scams

Investigative Reporter Kyle Iboshi on robocalls and scams

November 11, 2019

KGW's Kyle Iboshi explains how robocalls work and if there's anything we can do to stop them. He also goes over some tips for aging parents and grandparents to avoid impostor scams. 

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Oregon business teams up with non-profit to fight child abuse

Oregon business teams up with non-profit to fight child abuse

November 8, 2019
Child advocates say the state of Oregon is woefully under funding services to prevent and treat child abuse. We're joined by Becky Jones, the executive director of the Oregon Network of Child Abuse Intervention Centers and Ted Davis, the CEO of Airstream Adventures NW.