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Unemployment insurance tax rate

November 25th, 2015 · Employment Department

Unemployment tax rates on Oregon employers to decline in 2016 (Tillamook County Pioneer, 11/24/2015)

unemploymentTaxHow UI tax rates are determined [PDF] (2009) Oregon Employment Department down time

November 25th, 2015 · E-Government Program

Oregon’s main government website is down (Oregonian, 11/24/2015)

egovOregon E-Government Program report (serial) Oregon E-Government Program

Construction contractor licenses

November 24th, 2015 · Construction Contractors Board

State orders unlicensed contractor, doing business as Florence Hearth and Patio, to close and pay $18,000 in restitution to clients (Register Guard, 11/24/2015)

contractorLicenseWho needs a construction contractor’s license? [PDF] (2010) Oregon Construction Contractors Board

Scenic river designations

November 23rd, 2015 · Parks & Recreation Dept.

Scenic status recommended for Oregon’s Molalla and Chetco rivers (Capital Press, 11/22/2015)

molallaDraft pilot state scenic waterway management plan : Molalla River [PDF] (2015) Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department

chetcoDraft pilot state scenic waterway management plan : Chetco River [PDF] (2015) Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department

Marijuana business guidebook

November 23rd, 2015 · Liquor Control Commission

Oregon offers guidance to would-be cannabis businesses (Portland Business Journal, 11/23/2015)

marijuanaBusinessBusiness readiness guidebook for Oregon recreational marijuana operations [PDF] (2015) Oregon Liquor Control Commission

Uncompensated care

November 20th, 2015 · Health Authority

Bend hospital saw biggest drop in unpaid care (Bend Bulletin, 11/20/2015)

hospitalsOregon acute care hospitals : financial and utilization trends (quarterly) Oregon Health Authority, Office of Health Analysis

Winter travel

November 20th, 2015 · Dept. of Transportation

ODOT cautions drivers to prepare for winter driving (East Oregonian, 11/19/2015)

winterTravelWinter travel news packet (annual) Oregon Department of Transportation

Grants for veteran memorials

November 19th, 2015 · Parks & Recreation Dept.

State offers grants for veteran memorials (News-Review, 11/18/2015)

warMemorialVeterans and war memorial grant instruction manual (serial) Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department

Task Force on School Safety report

November 19th, 2015 · Task Force on School Safety

Oregon school safety task force calls for database of school floor plans, tip line, threat assessments (Oregonian, 11/18/2015)

State task force advises on school safety (Statesman Journal, 11/18/2015)

Oregon School Safety Task Force Issues Recommendations (OPB, 11/18/2015)

Task Force on School Safety issues its recommendations (Bend Bulletin, 11/18/2015)

schoolSafetyReport to the Oregon Legislature [PDF] (2015) Oregon Task Force on School Safety

Over-use of antibiotics

November 18th, 2015 · Alliance Working for Antibiotic Resistance Education

State Says Oregon Doctors Still Prescribe Antibiotics Too Often (OPB, 11/17/2015)

antibioticsCold or flu? : antibiotics aren’t for you! [PDF] (2011) Oregon Alliance Working for Antibiotic Resistance Education

October employment rate

November 18th, 2015 · Employment Department

Oregon unemployment rate drops to 6 percent in October, down from 6.2 percent in September (Register Guard, 11/17/2015)

employmentOregon’s employment situation (monthly) Oregon Employment Department

Public records audit

November 18th, 2015 · Audits Division

‘Suspicion and distrust’: Audit sought by Kate Brown points to public records fixes (Oregonian, 11/17/2015)

Audit finds state public records system wanting (Statesman Journal, 11/17/2015)

Audit reveals problems complying with record requests (East Oregonian, 11/18/2015)

publicRecordAuditState agencies respond well to routine public records requests, but struggle with complex requests and emerging technologies [PDF] (2015) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

State prisons population

November 17th, 2015 · Dept. of Administrative Services

Counties asked to send fewer inmates to state prisons (Mail Tribune, 11/16/2015)

correctionsPopulationOregon corrections population forecast (semiannual) Oregon Department of Administration Services, Office of Economic Analysis

Summer reading and college savings

November 17th, 2015 · State Library

Summer reading pays off for Oregon students (Statesman Journal, 11/16/2015)

summerReadingOregon summer reading (annual) Oregon State Library

Ecola State Park closure

November 17th, 2015 · Parks & Recreation Dept.

Ecola State Park, Arcadia Beach have storm-related closures (Oregonian, 11/16/2015)

ecolaEcola State Park (annual) Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department

Methamphetamine use

November 16th, 2015 · Criminal Justice Commission, Dept. of Human Services

Police: Methamphetamine use once again on the rise (Register Guard, 11/15/2015)

methFactsMethamphetamine : facts and figures [PDF] (2006) Oregon Office of Mental Health & Addiction Services

drugArrestsDrug arrest summary (serial) Oregon Criminal Justice Commission

propertyCrimeChanges in indicators of methamphetamine use and property crime rates in Oregon [PDF] (2004) Oregon Criminal Justice Commission

Amtrak on-time performance

November 16th, 2015 · Dept. of Transportation

Amtrak Cascade improves on-time performance (East Oregonian, 11/15/2015)

on-timeAmtrak Cascades on-time performance in the Eugene – Portland Corridor (serial) Oregon Department of Transportation

ridershipAmtrak Cascades ridership in the Eugene – Portland Corridor (serial) Oregon Department of Transportation

E-cigarettes and health

November 13th, 2015 · Health Authority

Vaping – Safer than cigarettes? (Statesman Journal, 11/11/2015)

primerE-cigarette primer [PDF] (2013) Oregon Health Authority

focusFact sheet : focus on e-cigarettes [PDF] (2012) Oregon Tobacco Prevention and Education Program

smokelessE-cigarettes: smokeless does not mean harmless (CD Summary) [PDF] (2013) Oregon Health Authority

Syphilis epidemic

November 13th, 2015 · Health Authority

Oregon campaign addresses syphilis epidemic (Statesman Journal, 11/7/2015)

Portland known for bicycles, beer and … syphilis (Oregonian, 11/9/2015)

syphilisSyphilis in Oregon [PDF] (2015) Oregon Health Authority

Oregon wolf conservation and management plan

November 12th, 2015 · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Oregon wolves removed from state endangered species list (Oregonian, 11/09/2015)

wolfOregon wolf conservation and management plan [PDF] (2010) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

rareRare, threatened and endangered species of Oregon (serial) Oregon Natural Heritage Information Center