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Oregon's Attorney General Names Worst Charities

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum.
Oregon Department of Justice
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Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum.

Oregon's Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has made a list of naughty and nice charities. During the last few days of giving for 2014, it's important to research non-profits, and know how their funds are spent.

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum.
Credit Oregon Department of Justice
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Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum.

Ellen Klem is with the Oregon Department of Justice. She says it's encouraging that no Oregon-based groups made the list of 20 worst charities this year:

Klem: "I think one of the tips we've been encouraging Oregonians to keep in mind this holiday season is to donate locally. It's a wonderful feeling to see your donation in action here in the state."

Klem says donors should resist pressure and be aware of scams. The 20 worst charities do solicit in Oregon. They spend less than 30 cents of every dollar on their charitable cause. The list is available on the Oregon Department of Justice's website.

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Karen Richards
Karen Richards has been a KLCC reporter since the fall of 2012.