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Toxic metal emissions

April 29th, 2016 · Dept. of Environmental Quality

100 Oregon companies to be inspected for heavy metal emissions (Oregonian, 4/28/2016)

13 Salem companies permitted to emit toxic metals (Statesman Journal, 4/29/2016)

facilitiesOregon facilities permitted to release chromium and other metals [PDF] (2016) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

History of Chinese in Oregon

April 27th, 2016 · Heritage Commission

Speaker series highlights Oregon’s Chinese history (East Oregonian, 4/25/2016)

ChineseMerchantsLiving with exclusion Chinese merchants in Baker City, Oregon, 1899-1915 [PDF] (2008) Oregon Heritage Commission

Engineered wood

April 27th, 2016 · Forest Resources Institute

Engineered timber could be a boon to the Oregon wood products industry (Register Guard, 4/24/2016)

woodWood stands tall : build with wood [PDF] (2016) Oregon Forest Resources Institute

Salmon fishing seasons

April 26th, 2016 · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Ocean, Columbia River salmon seasons set, including a Buoy 10 twist (Oregonian, 4/22/2016)

Commission adopts ocean fishing, bird hunting regulations (Statesman Journal, 4/23/2016)

salmonSeasonsOregon ocean sport salmon seasons (annual) Oregon Ocean Salmon Management Program

Rabies cases in Oregon

April 26th, 2016 · Health Authority

Benton County man bitten by bat is Oregon’s first 2016 rabies case (Oregonian, 4/24/2016)

Rabid bat bites local man (Democrat Herald, 4/22/2016)

rabiesRabies activity Oregon map (serial) Oregon Health Authority

Official voters’ pamphlets

April 25th, 2016 · Secretary of State

Look again: Phony version of Oregon voters’ pamphlet targets House Speaker Tina Kotek (Oregonian, 4/23/2016)

Fake ‘Voters’ Pamphlet Guide’ targets House Speaker Kotek (KATU, 4/24/2016)

votersPamphletsVoters’ pamphlet, State of Oregon primary election (biennial) Oregon Office of the Secretary of State

Agricultural workplace safety

April 25th, 2016 · Dept. of Consumer & Business Services, Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation

Death of farmworker strangled by safety vest leads to $7 million lawsuit (Oregonian, 4/25/2016)

fatalHazardsCan you identify fatal hazards on your farm or ranch? [PDF] (2008) Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation

safeWorkplaceCultivate a safe agricultural workplace (serial) Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division

Invasive garlic mustard

April 22nd, 2016 · Dept. of Agriculture

Garlic mustard encroaches on Oxbow site in Hermiston (East Oregonian, 4/21/2016)

garlicMustardGarlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) [PDF] (2015) Oregon Department of Agriculture, Noxious Weed Control Program

LifeWise Health Plan

April 22nd, 2016 · Dept. of Consumer & Business Services

LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon is pulling out of the state (Oregonian, 4/21/2016)

LifeWise leaving Oregon market in 2017 (Bend Bulletin, 4/21/2016)

lifeWiseReport of financial examination of Lifewise Health Plan of Oregon Inc., DBA Lifewise Health Plan of Oregon, Portland, Oregon (serial) Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Insurance Division

Clearcutting forests

April 21st, 2016 · Forest Resources Institute, Oregon State University

Foresters seek solution to clear-cut image problem (Capital Press, 4/19/2016)

clearcutsWhy are some forests clearcut? [PDF] (2014) Oregon Forest Resources Institute

clearcuttingClearcutting in western Oregon : what does the science show? (1999) Oregon State University, College of Forestry

Schools and property taxes

April 20th, 2016 · State Legislature

How much income tax do Oregon schools get? (Portland Tribune, 4/18/2016)

publicFinanceOregon public finance – basic facts (annual) Oregon Legislative Assembly, Legislative Revenue Office

Mercury found in bass

April 20th, 2016 · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, Health Authority

High levels of mercury found in Oregon bass (Statesman Journal, 4/19/2016)

Limit Your Consumption Of Bass, Oregon Officials Say (OPB, 4/19/2016)

mercuryMercury in Oregon waters [PDF] (2014) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Water Quality Division

safestSeafoodFishing for the safest seafood? : seafood guide [PDF] (2011) Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division

State vendors who owe taxes

April 19th, 2016 · Audits Division

State vendors who owe taxes, other debt continue to be paid (Portland Tribune, 4/18/2016)

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

debtCollectionState of Oregon, opportunities to improve delinquent debt collection by state agencies [PDF] (1997) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

Fraternity and sorority issues at UO

April 19th, 2016 · University of Oregon

University of Oregon report: Fraternities marred by blackout drinking and sexual abuse (Register Guard, 4/16/2016)

Seismic Upgrades At School | UO Report On Sexual Violence (OPB, 4/18/2016)

fraternityLifeUniversity of Oregon : external review of fraternity/sorority life [PDF] (2016) University of Oregon

Emergency preparedness kits

April 18th, 2016 · Emergency Management

How to build a preparedness kit; Week No. 1 (Statesman Journal, 4/16/2016)

Be prepared, not scared (Statesman Journal, 4/17/2016)

emergencyKitEmergency go-kit passport [PDF] (2010) Oregon Emergency Management

Gypsy moth spraying

April 18th, 2016 · Dept. of Agriculture, Invasive Species Council

Gypsy moth spraying delayed by equipment malfunction (Oregonian, 4/17/2016)

gypsyMothAsian gypsy moth : threat and opportunity in Oregon [PDF] (2016) Oregon Department of Agriculture, Plant Protection and Conservation Programs and Oregon Invasive Species Council

Oregon recognized tribes

April 15th, 2016 · Commission on Indian Services

Since You Asked: Nine recognized tribes in Oregon (Mail Tribune, 4/14/2016)

oregonTribesOregon tribes fast facts : state tribal relations [PDF] (2016) Oregon Commission on Indian Services

PERS deficit

April 15th, 2016 · State Legislature

Report: Supreme Court ruling is only part of PERS deficit woes (Bend Bulletin, 4/15/2016)

PERSincreaseProjected increase in PERS unfunded accrued liability [PDF] (2016) Oregon Legislative Assembly, Legislative Fiscal Office

Oregon Health Plan audit

April 15th, 2016 · U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

Federal audit finds waste in Oregon Health Plan (Portland Tribune, 4/14/2016)

medicaidThe Medicaid program could have achieved savings if Oregon had applied medical loss ratio standards similar to those established by the Affordable Care Act [PDF] (2016) United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General

Average state employee salary

April 15th, 2016 · State Legislature

Average state worker salary: $56,028 (Statesman Journal, 4/15/2016)

employeeCompensationState employee compensation [PDF] (2016) Oregon Legislative Assembly, Legislative Fiscal Office