PENDLETON -The Oregon Department of Human Services and Oregon Health Authority are hosting a series of statewide public forums this spring.

Residents are invited to share ideas about local needs and priorities for the 2011-2013 budget and beyond. The Pendleton session will run from 1-4 p.m. Thursday at the Department of Human Services office at 1555 Southgate Place.

Other sessions are scheduled for Portland, Salem, Redmond, Eugene, Medford and Newport. Participants from Baker City, Burns, Hermiston, John Day, La Grande and Ontario will join the Pendleton session by teleconference. For more information, visit or

- Kathy Aney

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