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Brian Booth State Park

October 12th, 2015 · Parks & Recreation Dept.

Hike, kayak at new state park on coast (Statesman Journal, 10/9/2015)

BrianBoothPlanBrian Booth State Park comprehensive plan : draft [PDF] (2014) Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department

BrianBoothTrailsBrian Booth State Park : trails at Beaver Creek [PDF] (2014) Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department

Highway construction apprenticeships

October 12th, 2015 · Bureau of Labor and Industries, Dept. of Transportation

Gender and racial inequalities pervasive in Oregon highway trades, new PSU study finds (Oregonian, 10/9/2015)

highwayConstructionODOT-BOLI Highway Construction Workforce Development Program [PDF] (2015) Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries and Oregon Department of Transportation, Office of Civil Rights

workforceDevelopmentOregon Department of Transportation workforce development program [PDF] (2007) Oregon Department of Transportation

Soil contamination from pesticides

October 12th, 2015 · Dept. of Environmental Quality, Oregon State University

Tips For Staying Safe Around Contaminated Soil (OPB, 10/12/2015)

yesterdaysOrchardYesterday’s orchard … today’s home : legacy pesticides on former orchard property [PDF] (2009) Oregon State University Extension Service

residualPesticidesGuidance for evaluating residual pesticides on lands formerly used for agricultural production [PDF] (2006) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Land Quality Division

Gray wolves and the Endangered Species Act

October 9th, 2015 · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

ODFW report says Oregon has met criteria to delist wolves (East Oregonian, 10/8/2015)

biologicalReviewUpdated biological status review for the gray wolf (Canis lupus) in Oregon [PDF] (2015) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Specialty crop block grants

October 9th, 2015 · Dept. of Agriculture

Oregon Receives $2 Million In Specialty Crop Funds (OPB, 10/8/2015)

specialtyCrop2015 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program [PDF] (2015) Oregon Department of Agriculture

Construction contractors

October 9th, 2015 · Construction Contractors Board

Since You Asked: Contractors must be licensed with the state (Mail Tribune, 10/9/2015)

constructionProblems16 ways to avoid remodeling, repair and construction problems (serial) Oregon Construction Contractors Board

Small business expansion financing

October 8th, 2015 · Economic and Community Development Dept.

New loan offers businesses alternative funds (Statesman Journal, 10/7/2015)

New program to help businesses with expansion (Argus Observer, 10/7/2015)

smallBusinessSmall Business Expansion Program revenue financing [PDF] (2015) Business Oregon

Public Employees Retirement System

October 6th, 2015 · Public Employees Retirement System

New Figures Show Oregon’s Public Pension System Among Nation’s Healthiest (Willamette Week, 10/5/2015)

PERSPERS by the numbers (serial) Oregon Public Employees Retirement System

Elk hoof disease

October 6th, 2015 · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Public’s help sought in hoof disease fight (Statesman Journal, 10/5/2015)

hoofDiseaseElk hoof disease fact sheet [PDF] (2015) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Workplace homicides

October 6th, 2015 · Dept. of Consumer & Business Services

Umpqua Community College instructor becomes Oregon’s 12th workplace homicide victim since 2011 (Oregonian, 10/2/2015)

workplaceFatalitiesWorkplace fatalities in Oregon (annual) Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division

Oregon’s refugees

October 5th, 2015 · Dept. of Human Services

The Newest Portlanders (Willamette Week, 9/30/2015)

refugeesRefugees in Oregon data (annual) Oregon Department of Human Services, State Refugee Program

Gun control in Oregon

October 5th, 2015 · State Police

In wake of Roseburg shooting, liberal politicians leery about broaching fresh debate over gun control (Register Guard, 10/3/2015)

Oregon leaders refrain from talking about gun control, for now (Bend Bulletin, 10/2/2015)

What Will Happen Next in Oregon on Gun Control? (GoLocalPDX, 10/3/2015)

Guns are deep in the culture of Oregon town beset by school shooting (Washington Post, 10/2/2015)

firearmsSafetyThe “Oregon Firearms Safety Act” – highlights [PDF] (2015) Oregon Department of State Police

backgroundChecksOutline for firearms background checks in Oregon — what can I expect? [PDF] (2015) Oregon Department of State Police

purchasingFirearmsThings to know before purchasing a firearm in the state of Oregon [PDF] (2015) Oregon Department of State Police

Recreational marijuana sales

October 5th, 2015 · Health Authority

Oregon’s legal pot sales robust but violations worry state (Oregonian, 10/1/2015)

dispensariesDirectory of registered dispensaries (serial) Oregon Health Authority, Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program

Seismic safety grants

October 2nd, 2015 · Infrastructure Finance Authority

State offers seismic grants for schools, emergency services (Daily Astorian, 10/1/2015)

seismicRehabilitationOregon Seismic Rehabilitation Grant Program [PDF] (2015) Infrastructure Finance Authority

Aging workforce

October 2nd, 2015 · Employment Department

Oregon workforce getting older (Bend Bulletin, 10/1/2015)

agingWorkforceOregon’s aging workforce by industry and county, 2014 [PDF] (2015) Oregon Employment Department

Delinquent debt collection

October 1st, 2015 · Audits Division

Oregon’s Delinquent Debts Double Since 2008 (OPB, 9/29/2015)

debtCollectionOregon needs stronger leadership, sustained focus to improve delinquent debt collection [PDF] (2015) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

Traffic fatalities

September 30th, 2015 · Dept. of Transportation

More Oregonians are dying in car crashes, new data show (Oregonian, 9/30/2015)

movingAheadMoving ahead with ODOT (serial) Oregon Department of Transportation

State trail designation

September 30th, 2015 · Parks & Recreation Dept.

New state trail designations sought (Mail Tribune, 9/28/2015)

Nominations sought for state trail designations (KTVZ, 9/28/2015)

recreationTrailsOregon Recreation Trails Designation Program handbook : Oregon scenic trails, Oregon regional trails [PDF] (2010) Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department

Recreational marijuana

September 30th, 2015 · Liquor Control Commission

Legal recreational marijuana sales begin Thursday in Oregon (Oregonian, 9/29/2015)

Oregon dispensaries eager for recreational pot sales (Statesman Journal, 9/28/2015)

Come Thursday, Bend dispensaries ready to roll (Bend Bulletin, 9/28/2015)

recreationalMarijuanaFAQs recreational marijuana in Oregon [PDF] (2015) Oregon Liquor Control Commission

Horse killed by elk

September 29th, 2015 · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Wallowa County horse killed by elk, says ODFW (East Oregonian, 9/25/2015)

livestockDepredationODFW livestock depredation investigation report (serial) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife