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Limited menu retailers

August 28th, 2015 · Audits Division

‘Little casinos’? Cash-cow ‘delis’ flout Oregon Lottery rules, audit finds (Oregonian, 8/28/2015)

State Audit: lottery delis may violate Constitutional ban on casinos (Portland Tribune, 8/27/2015)

lotteryAuditOregon State Lottery : unclear laws may let prohibited casinos operate in Oregon [PDF] (2015) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

lotteryAudit2State of Oregon, Oregon State Lottery Commission, lottery retailer oversight [PDF] (2010) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

Revenue forecast and the kicker

August 28th, 2015 · Dept. of Administrative Services

Tax ‘kicker’ comes with warning signs as Oregon’s economy cools (Oregonian, 8/26/2015)

Forecast: $402 million in ‘kicker’ rebates (Statesman Journal, 8/26/2015)

revenueForecastOregon economic and revenue forecast (quarterly) Oregon Department of Administrative Services, Office of Economic Analysis

Oregon Growth Board

August 26th, 2015 · Growth Board

Money Troubles (Oregon Business, 8/20/2015)

growthBoardA report of the Oregon Growth Board : improving capital access in Oregon [PDF] (2012) Oregon Growth Board

State Data Center audit

August 26th, 2015 · Audits Division

Another state audit reveals poor computer security (Portland Tribune, 8/25/2015)

Audit criticizes security at Oregon’s state data center (Statesman Journal, 8/25/2015)

Audit targets security flaws at state’s data warehouse (Bend Bulletin, 8/25/2015)

audit1State Data Center : first steps to address longstanding security risks, much more to do [PDF] (2015) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

audit2Department of Administrative Services : computing and networking infrastructure consolidation (CNIC) risk assessment [PDF] (2006) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

audit3Department of Administrative Services : State Data Center review [PDF] (2008) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

audit4Department of Administrative Services, Enterprise Security Office review [PDF] (2009) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

audit5State Data Center operations are stable, but some areas need improvement [PDF] (2010) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

audit6State Data Center : faster progress needed on security issues [PDF] (2010) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

Dyslexia legislation

August 25th, 2015 · Dept. of Education

New law requires schools to screen students early for dyslexia (Portland Tribune, 8/25/2015)

educationLegislationA summary of enacted education legislation (annual) Oregon Department of Education

Hop harvest

August 25th, 2015 · Hop Commission

Hop harvest heats up after warm summer (Statesman Journal, 8/25/2015)

hopStatsStatistics for … (annual) Oregon Hop Commission

Higher Education Coordinating Commission

August 20th, 2015 · Higher Education Coordinating Commission

For-profit colleges often leave Oregon students with debt, worthless credits (Portland Tribune, 8/20/2015)

affordableAccessPriorities for affordable access and completion (2015-17) [PDF] (2015) Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission

studentOutcomesPriorities for improving student outcomes & completion rates in Oregon (2015-17) [PDF] (2015) Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission

Bottle redemption centers

August 20th, 2015 · Liquor Control Commission

Bend, Redmond redemption centers a crushing success so far (Bend Bulletin, 8/18/2015)

containerReturnsBeverage container return data (annual) Oregon Liquor Control Commission

Liquor sales

August 20th, 2015 · Liquor Control Commission

Distilled Spirits Sales Reach New Record In Oregon (OPB, 8/18/2015)

Oregon 2013-15 liquor sales top record $1 billion (KTVZ, 8/18/2015)

liquorDollarsLiquor dollar$ by the number [PDF] (2015) Oregon Liquor Control Commission

Employment and unemployment

August 19th, 2015 · Employment Department

As hiring accelerates this summer, Oregon’s labor pool deepens (Oregonian, 8/19/2015)

Oregon unemployment rate spikes as more people search for work (Oregonian, 8/19/2015)

Oregon adds 4,600 jobs, while unemployment rate jumps in July (Statesman Journal, 8/18/2015)

Oregon unemployment rate rises to 5.9 per cent as more seek work (Register Guard, 8/19/2015)

July unemployment inches up as state adds jobs (Portland Tribune, 8/18/2015)

employmentNews (monthly) Oregon Employment Department

State Fair anniversary

August 19th, 2015 · State Fair

Oregon State Fair prepares for its 150th anniversary (Capital Press, 8/17/2015)

fairHistoryFair history [PDF] (2010) Oregon State Fair

The Independent Party

August 19th, 2015 · Elections Division

The Independent Party joins major leagues in Oregon, but will it have much impact? (Oregonian, 8/17/2015)

Oregon’s Independent Party Receives Major Party Status (OPB, 8/17/2015)

voterStatsMonthly voter registration statistics (monthly) Oregon Office of the Secretary of State, Elections Division

Good year for wine

August 18th, 2015 · Wine Board

Was 2014 Oregon’s best wine year? Report says warm, dry season helped (Oregonian, 8/18/2015)

Oregon wine industry a has record-breaking year (Register Guard, 8/18/2015)

wineHarvestHarvest report (annual) Oregon Wine Board

Turning in poachers

August 18th, 2015 · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Poached antelope doe was left to waste (Bend Bulletin, 8/16/2015)

turnInPoachersTurn in poachers, Oregon T.I.P. Program [PDF] (2014) Oregon Department of State Police, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

fieldReviewThe field review (monthly) Oregon Department of State Police, Fish and Wildlife Division

Bats with rabies

August 18th, 2015 · Health Authority

Rabid bat found in Benton County; it’s the ninth rabid bat found in Oregon this year (Register Guard, 8/15/2015)

rabiesRabies-positive animals, Oregon (annual) Oregon Health Authority, Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention

rabiesAlgorithmAlgorithm for prevention of rabies after animal encounters in Oregon (annual) Oregon Health Authority, Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention

Untested sexual assault kits

August 17th, 2015 · Sexual Assault Task Force

Hundreds of sexual assault kits go untested in Salem (Statesman Journal, 8/15/2015)

sexAssaultKitsState of Oregon medical guidelines for sexual assault evaluation [PDF] (2012) Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force

El Niño

August 17th, 2015 · Dept. of Land Conservation and Development, Oregon State University

El Niño continues to grow with widespread global impact, scientists say (Oregonian, 8/14/2015)

Strong El Niño Does Not Necessarily Doom Northwest Ski Season (Northwest Public Radio, 8/13/2015)

elNinoEl Niño [PDF] (1997) Oregon State University, Sea Grant College Program

elNinoErosionEl Niño and La Niña – erosion impacts along the Oregon coast [PDF] (1999) Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development

Cleanup of abandoned mines

August 17th, 2015 · Dept. of Environmental Quality, Dept. of Human Services, Health Authority

Toxic legacy: Abandoned mines cover Oregon, the West (Statesman Journal, 8/17/2015)

mineCleanupCleanups of abandoned mines in Oregon complicated by high cost and lack of funding [PDF] (2012) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Land Quality Division

FormosaMinePublic health assessment : Formosa Mine, Riddle, Oregon [PDF] (2010) Oregon Department of Human Services, Environmental Health Assessment Program

BlackButteMineBlack Butte Mine summary [PDF] (2012) Oregon Health Authority, Environmental Health Assessment Program

Medford airport

August 14th, 2015 · Dept. of Aviation

Medford airport continues to set records (Mail Tribune, 8/12/2015)

MedfordAirportRogue Valley International Airport : individual airport report [PDF] (2014) Oregon Department of Aviation

Flowering rush removal

August 14th, 2015 · Dept. of Agriculture

Divers prepare to yank irrigation-clogging weed (Capital Press, 8/13/2015)

floweringRushFlowering rush (Butomus umbellatus) [PDF] (2015) Oregon Department of Agriculture, Noxious Weed Control Program

floweringRush2Flowering rush, butomus umbellatus, aquatic invader! [PDF] (2015) Oregon Department of Agriculture, Noxious Weed Control Program