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    THE DAILY ASTORIAN • FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2015
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Only very low-income households
are eligible for relief funding
need help also,” said Margaret
Davidson, executive director
of Community Connection of
Northeast Oregon, an agency
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Kate Brown said the state will
When the organization
do everything it can to make learned of the program, “We
sure victims of the Canyon thought, ‘This is going to ex-
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tools, resources and knowl- said.
edge they need to rebuild, the
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program — has strict income State could shift money
It is possible for Oregon
restrictions that will exclude
all but the poorest of appli- Housing and Community Ser-
vices, which administers the
cants.
Earlier this year, state law- program, to shift money from
makers passed a bill that ded- other parts of its budget into
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assistance to very low-income essary, said Rem Nivens, assis-
residents who lose their pri- tant director of public affairs
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As of Aug. 20, nobody af-
claims limited to $5,000 per
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a household’s income must be assistance, he said.
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household of four would have that low-income residents face
to earn $18,188 or less per year when they suddenly need to
to be eligible.
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area expect that the crite- that serves central Oregon.
ria will likely prevent some
“It’s $5,000 max, so it’s not
homeowners from getting help going to rebuild your house.
from the program.
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ple within that income bracket, life after you’ve lost every-
but there are more people that thing,” he said.
with resources and develop
strategies to assist them.”
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may be able to get property tax
reductions from their county
governments, said Bob Esta-
brook, spokesperson for the
agency.
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Depends on disaster
declaration
Sorting out funding for
repairs to roads and other in-
frastructure will have to wait
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said Dave Thompson, spokes-
person for the Oregon Depart-
ment of Transportation.
Exactly how much state
and federal money is used to
repair highways and county
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fire Wednesday in John Day. While Brown says the state will help connect victims with the federal government, he
resources to help them rebuild, the only state program that provides direct aid has strict said.
income requirements.
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The Legislature’s Emer- places large numbers of peo- lives, Thompson said. “Quite
The program will help
those who would have “fallen gency Board — which makes SOH &RRSHU VDLG ³:LOG¿UHV frankly, the funding thing
through the cracks otherwise,” emergency funding decisions don’t usually rise to that level.” we’ll worry about later.”
The Canyon Creek Com-
Melissa Navas, a spokes-
Cooper said. “You’re talking — may decide to increase
about people who could not the overall amount and ease woman for Brown, said state plex fire has caused more
afford to pay an insurance pre- the income requirements, she agencies will partner with in- destruction to homes in Ore-
said. McLane is a member of stitutions such as the American gon than any blaze in recent
mium.”
the board, which meets next Red Cross to help residents history, said Rich Hoover,
Some wanted
community liaison for the
month.
who have lost homes.
more money
It’s also possible that as-
“The governor is utilizing Oregon State Fire Marshal’s
State Rep. Mike McLane, sistance funding could be existing staff and structures Office.
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the amount after discussions Cooper of NeighborImpact.
and local governments,” Navas and before that, 19 were lost in
with legislative leaders, said
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Astoria High School has hired new vice principal
By EDWARD STRATTON
The Daily Astorian
Liane Donovan just got
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joining Astoria High School as
vice principal under Principal
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She replaces Chad Madsen,
who after three years as vice
principal at AHS became prin-
cipal of Ilwaco Middle School
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joined the district last year as
a special education teacher at
Astoria Middle School’s re-
source room, helping students
needing extra support with
reading, writing and math.
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amount of my life in high
schools,” Donovan said, add-
ing she is able to impact more
students as an administrator
than as a teacher. “People are
in high schools because they
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Liane Donovan is the new vice principal at Astoria High
School.
want to be there. We see peo-
ple with a lot of energy here.”
Donovan, 50, and her hus-
band Michael, a retired admin-
istrator and former principal at
Seaside Heights Elementary
School and Broadway Mid-
dle School in Seaside, have
two sons, ages 21 and 19. Her
can do for students, she said,
is make them creative, inde-
pendent and persistent in an
oft-changing job market. The
biggest challenge at the dis-
trict, she added, is having to
balance what the school thinks
is best for students and what
the state mandates.
While there are a lot of dif-
ferent efforts to better the high
school, Donovan said, it is her
job to facilitate, not direct, the
process.
“It’s the special ed person
in me,” she said. “I don’t want
to tell anyone where to go. I
want us to all go there togeth-
er.”
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“My older son is on the
autism spectrum, so I stayed
home with him for 10 years,”
said Donovan, who took a
break from education.
In 2010, Donovan got
back into teaching through the
Clackamas Education Service
District at Youth Villages Or-
egon, a residential treatment
center in Lake Oswego. She
earned her administrative li-
cense through Concordia Uni-
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as a special education teacher
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“You follow the rules, but
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Donovan said. “I think you re-
ally have to hear why they’re
behaving the way they are.”
After graduating with her
bachelor’s and master’s de-
grees in mathematics and math
education from Arizona State
University, Donovan taught
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