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1935 Capitol fire

April 24th, 2015 · Insurance Rating Bureau, State Library

Throwback Thursday: 80 years ago, huge fire destroyed Oregon’s capitol (Oregonian, 4/23/2015)

fireInsuranceReportReport of fire at Oregon State Capitol, Salem, Oregon, April 25, 1935 [PDF] (1935) Oregon Insurance Rating Bureau

Oregon'sCapitolOregon’s Capitol, 1935, with misc. material concerning the site and building [PDF] (1935) Oregon State Library

historicCapitolsHistoric capitols of Oregon : an illustrated chronology [PDF] (1987) Oregon State Library

Whooping cough

April 24th, 2015 · Health Authority

Pertussis cases on the rise in Deschutes County (KTVZ, 4/21/2015)

pertussisPertussis facts [PDF] (2015) Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division

Jobs and employment

April 24th, 2015 · Employment Department

Portland hiring climbs back to average, as metro-area unemployment rate drops sharply (Oregonian, 4/21/2015)

Local job market strongest in 7 years (Register Guard, 4/22/2015)

Jackson County’s March unemployment rate returns to pre-recession level (Mail Tribune, 4/22/2015)

Unemployment rate drops in Central Oregon counties (Bend Bulletin, 4/21/2015)

laborForceOregon labor force & unemployment by area (serial) Oregon Employment Department

Beach Bill

April 20th, 2015 · Parks & Recreation Dept., State Legislature

Cannon Beach to dedicate sign noting 1967 Oregon Beach Bill (Oregonian, 4/19/2015)

OregonBeachesOregon’s beaches : a birthright preserved [PDF] (1977) Oregon Parks and Recreation Branch

beachBill1969 beach bill (H.B. 1045) [PDF] (1969) Oregon Legislative Assembly, House of Representatives, Office of the Majority Leader

State of the state address

April 20th, 2015 · Office of the Governor

Kate Brown delivers ‘wake up call’ in first State of the State address (Oregonian, 4/17/2015)

Kate Brown tells lawmakers they ‘cannot go home’ without ethics reforms, transportation deal (Oregonian, 4/17/2015)

Transportation bill tops list for Gov. Brown (Statesman Journal, 4/17/2015)

Brown: state through ‘the hardest part'; more challenges ahead (Portland Tribune, 4/17/2015)

Brown ready to focus on major challenges (East Oregonian, 4/17/2015)

stateOfTheStateState of the state address [PDF] (2015) Oregon Office of the Governor

Tsunami preparedness

April 20th, 2015 · Emergency Management

Oregon coast hotels have mixed reaction to tsunami warning initiative (Oregonian, 4/19/2015)

shakyGroundLiving on shaky ground : how to survive earthquakes and tsunamis in Oregon [PDF] (2009) Oregon Emergency Management

shakyGroundSpanishLiving on shaky ground : cómo sobrevivir los terremotos y los tsunamis en Oregon [PDF] (2009) Oregon Emergency Management

Woodstove pollution

April 16th, 2015 · Dept. of Environmental Quality

Gov. Kate Brown announces $1.5 million to replace old, polluting woodstoves (Oregonian, 4/15/2015)

woodsmokePollutionWoodsmoke pollution [PDF] (2011) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division

Wolves and the Endangered Species Act

April 16th, 2015 · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Oregon biologists say there’s enough data to decide wolf listing (Oregonian, 4/14/2015)

Bill, ODFW could remove wolves from endangered species list (Statesman Journal, 4/15/2015)

wolfStatusBiological status review for the gray wolf (Canis lupus) in Oregon and evaluation of criteria to remove the gray wolf from the list of endangered species under the Oregon Endangered Species Act [PDF] (2015) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Unemployment rate

April 16th, 2015 · Employment Department

Longterm joblessness remains elevated in Oregon, despite falling unemployment rate (Oregonian, 4/15/2015)

Oregon unemployment rate slides below U.S. average for first time since 1996 (Oregonian, 4/14/2015)

Oregon unemployment rate finally dips below national rate (Statesman Journal, 4/14/2015)

Oregon’s jobless rate drops below the national rate (Register Guard, 4/15/2015)

Oregon employment basks in mild winter weather (Portland Tribune, 4/14/2015)

employmentOregon’s employment situation (monthly) Oregon Employment Department

Water quality assessment report

April 16th, 2015 · Dept. of Environmental Quality

DEQ releases report on toxic chemicals in state’s waters (KTVZ, 4/13/2015)

waterToxicsStatewide water quality toxics assessment report [PDF] (2015) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Western pond turtle

April 16th, 2015 · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Western pond turtles get federal review for possible protection under Endangered Species Act — science (Oregonian, 4/13/2015)

It’s turtle-watching time in the Willamette Valley (Statesman Journal, 4/15/2015)

OregonTurtlesGuidance for conserving Oregon’s native turtles including best management practices [PDF] (2015) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

ODFW audit

April 10th, 2015 · Audits Division

Fish and Wildlife audit: $32 million shortfall (Statesman Journal, 4/10/2015)

ODFWauditOregon Department of Fish and Wildlife : financial condition review [PDF] (2015) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

Columbia Gorge Highway history

April 10th, 2015 · Dept. of Transportation

Throwback Thursday: Multnomah County vote played key role in Scenic Highway (Oregonian, 4/10/2015)

HCRHHistoric Columbia River Highway : oral history [PDF] (2009) Oregon Department of Transportation

Drought conditions

April 10th, 2015 · Water Resources Department

Drought threatens to envelop Oregon as emergency requests flow in (Oregonian, 4/9/2015)

droughtReportDrought report for the week of … (weekly) Oregon Water Resources Department

Troutdale Airport

April 9th, 2015 · Dept. of Aviation

Port looks to shape Troutdale Airport’s future (Portland Tribune, 4/17/2015)

troutdaleAirportPortland-Troutdale Airport : individual airport report [PDF] (2014) Oregon Department of Aviation

School expulsions

April 8th, 2015 · U.S. Dept. of Education

Bill would limit school expulsions (Register Guard, 4/8/2015)

Bill to curb ‘school-to-prison pipeline’ passes Oregon Senate (Oregonian, 4/7/2015)

suspensionExpulsionSuspension and expulsion patterns in six Oregon school districts [PDF] (2014) U.S. Department of Education

Oregon’s sardine fishery

April 8th, 2015 · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Managers Likely To Cancel West Coast Sardine Fishery (OPB, 4/6/2015)

sardineFisheryOregon’s sardine fishery (serial) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marine Resources Program

Fall River fish

April 8th, 2015 · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Fish mystery on Fall River (Bend Bulletin, 4/6/2015)

FallRiverFall River Hatchery operations plan (serial) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Fish Division

Giant reed as biofuel

April 7th, 2015 · Dept. of Agriculture

Bill would require bond for growing giant cane (East Oregonian, 4/3/2015)

giantReedPlant pest risk assessment for giant reed [PDF] (2011) Oregon Department of Agriculture

Teen pregnancy rates

April 6th, 2015 · Health Authority

Multnomah County proposes teen pregnancy prevention programs in, out of schools (Oregonian, 4/3/2015)

teenPregnancyPregnancy rates among adolescent females, aged 15–19 [PDF] (2012) Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division, Adolescent Health Program