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Economic and revenue forecast

August 28th, 2014 · Dept. of Administrative Services

Oregon revenue forecast: Up $70 million with ‘razor thin’ margin from triggering a ‘kicker (Oregonian, 8/28/2014)

5 things to know about Oregon’s revenue forecast (Statesman Journal, 8/28/2014)

State edges closer to ‘kicker’ refund (Portland Tribune, 8/28/2014)

economicRevenueOregon economic and revenue forecast (quarterly) Oregon Department of Administrative Services

Oregon least corrupt state

August 25th, 2014 · U.S. Dept. of Justice

Best state in America: Oregon, for its lack of corruption (Washington Post, 8/22/2014)

New Report Says Oregon is Nation’s Least Corrupt State (Willamette Week, 8/25/2014)

publicIntegrityReport to Congress on the activities and operations of the Public Integrity Section for … (annual) United States Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section

Small wind energy

August 25th, 2014 · Dept. of Energy

Small Wind Power Loses Steam In 2013 (OPB, 8/20/2014)

smallWindSmall wind electric systems : an Oregon consumer’s guide [PDF] (2002) Oregon Department of Energy

RETCResidential energy tax credit (RETC) small wind program [PDF] (2012) Oregon Department of Energy

Geothermal energy

August 25th, 2014 · Dept. of Energy, Oregon Institute of Technology, State Legislature

Northwest Researchers Work To Boost Geothermal Power (OPB, 8/24/2014)

geothermalGeothermal [PDF] (2012) Oregon Legislative Assembly, Legislative Committee Services

geothermalInOregonGeothermal in Oregon : where it is being used, where it can be used [PDF] (2007) Oregon Institute of Technology, Geo-Heat Center

geothermalEnergyGeothermal energy : why it matters to Oregon [PDF] (2012) Oregon Department of Energy

State Library reference room

August 19th, 2014 · State Legislature

Why is the state library closing its research room? (Statesman Journal, 8/19/2014)

librariesAndArchivesWorkgroup on Libraries & Archives in Oregon State Government, Feb 2012, report [PDF] (2012) Workgroup on Libraries and Archives in Oregon State Government

Oregon voter registration

August 18th, 2014 · Elections Division

Oregon’s reported voter registration drop was really just a data entry error (Oregonian, 8/15/2014)

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

Septic tank maintenance

August 18th, 2014 · Dept. of Environmental Quality

Homeowner fined by DEQ (Register Guard, 8/18/2014)

septicTanksSeptic tank maintenance [PDF] (2012) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Scam awareness

August 18th, 2014 · Dept. of Justice, State Treasury

Awareness is key to combating scams in Marion County (Statesman Journal, 8/17/2014)

identifyScamsGuard your money : how to identify possible scams [PDF] (2010) Oregon State Treasury

consumerTipsTop ten consumer tips to protect you and your family [PDF] (2013) Oregon Department of Justice, Financial Fraud/Consumer Protection Section

Seismic upgrades to schools

August 18th, 2014 · Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries, Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission

Courtney pushing for seismic upgrades to Oregon schools (Statesman Journal, 8/18/2014)

seismicNeedsStatewide seismic needs assessment [PDF] (2007) Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries

seismicRehabSeismic rehabilitation bond funds [PDF] (2009) Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission

Gender pay gap

August 18th, 2014 · Bureau of Labor and Industries, Council on Civil Rights

A deeper look at women’s pay (Statesman Journal, 8/18/2014)

Women paid 88 percent of men in state government (Statesman Journal, 8/11/2014)

6 facts about the gender pay gap in Oregon government (Statesman Journal, 8/11/2014)

payInequalityPay inequality in Oregon [PDF] (2014) Oregon Council on Civil Rights

equalPayEqual pay for equal work : overview and summary [PDF] (2009) Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries

Retirement savings report

August 15th, 2014 · State Library

Report: Oregon needs statewide retirement plan (Statesman Journal, 8/15/2014)

retirementSavingsReport and recommendations of the Oregon Retirement Savings Task Force [PDF] (2014) Oregon Retirement Savings Task Force

Insurance and autism spectrum disorder

August 13th, 2014 · Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders, Health Resources Commission

State of Denial (Willamette Week, 8/13/2014)

autismReportOregon Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders report to the governor [PDF] (2010) Oregon Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders

autismActivitiesOregon Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders report to the governor [PDF] (2013) Oregon Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders

autismTreatmentsEvidence for effectiveness of treatments for autism spectrum disorders in children and adolescents [PDF] (2008) Oregon Health Resources Commission

Education Investment Board

August 13th, 2014 · Education Investment Board

Oregon education board assesses itself — and comes up disappointed (Oregonian, 8/13/2014)

OEIBorgchartOregon Education Investment Board organizational chart [PDF] (2013) Oregon Education Investment Board

OEIBobjectivesProgress on OEIB objectives : 2013 legislative session [PDF] (2013) Oregon Education Investment Board

Oregon’s employment situation

August 12th, 2014 · Employment Department

Oregon jobs report, coming today, will reveal if employers cut back again in July (Oregonian, 8/12/2014)

employmentOregon’s employment situation (serial) Oregon Employment Department

Asbestos abatement

August 11th, 2014 · Dept. of Consumer & Business Services, Dept. of Environmental Quality

DEQ issues two fines for asbestos violations (Statesman Journal, 8/8/2014)

asbestosAbatementAsbestos – rules of abatement (serial) Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Occupational Safety and Health Division

asbestosFirmsLicensed asbestos abatement firms (serial) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Oregon coast lighthouses

August 4th, 2014 · Parks & Recreation Dept.

Oregon Coast Lighthouses Offer Special Tours (, 8/1/2014)

lighthousesOregon coast lighthouses (serial) Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department

Early Assessment and Support Alliance

August 4th, 2014 · Health Authority

Taming the demons of mental illness (Register Guard, 8/3/2014)

EASAEarly Assessment and Support Alliance : information for referents [PDF] (2014) Oregon Health Authority

Wildfire Prevention

August 1st, 2014 · Dept. of Forestry, Oregon State University, State Fire Marshal

Kitzhaber Calls On Oregonians To Prevent Wildfires (My Central Oregon, 7/29/2014)

2014wildfireWildfire knows no season : stop fires before they start [PDF] (2014) Oregon Department of Forestry

2007fireProtecting forests from fire [PDF] (2007) Oregon Department of Forestry

fire2009Safe debris burning [PDF] (2009) Oregon Department of Forestry

nomorefirewoodNo more firewood to split [PDF] (2007) Oregon State Fire Marshal

fireResistantPlantsFire-resistant plants for home landscapes [PDF] (2006) Oregon State University Extension Service

Service animals

July 31st, 2014 · Dept. of Agriculture

Hearing on service animals barred from Eugene store complete, BOLI decision expected by year’s end (Oregonian, 7/28/2014)

dogadaShopping with service animals [PDF] (2011) Oregon State Department of Agriculture

Bark beetles killing Columbia River Gorge pines

July 30th, 2014 · Dept. of Forestry

Bark beetles killing Columbia River Gorge pines (Capital Press, 7/25/2014)

ipscaliforniaCalifornia fivespined ips (Ips paraconfusus) [PDF] (2007) Oregon Department of Forestry