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Resource ID: #22215
Subject: Disabilities
Source: Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
Date: June 3-4; July 31



The series showed that Portland police and firefighters can continue earning a disability check, tax free--until retirement--even as they hold other lucrative and often physically demanding jobs, while claiming that they can't go back to work at their old jobs. As a result, there is an extraordinarily high rate of disability among Portland fire and police, with growing costs to taxpayers.

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