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Educator evaluation

April 22nd, 2014 · Dept. of Education

Oregon has a plan to rate teachers based partly on their students’ test scores (Oregonian, 4/22/2014)

educatorEvaluationsIntroducing Oregon’s matrix model for educator summative evaluations [PDF] (2014) Oregon Department of Education

Roundabouts and crashes

April 18th, 2014 · Dept. of Transportation

Forest Grove fire marshal says roundabouts ‘safest’, ODOT statistics show fewer crashes (Oregonian, 4/17/2014)

roundaboutsDeveloping safety performance measures for roundabout applications in the state of Oregon [PDF] (2013) Oregon Department of Transportation, Research Section

Prison visitation and recidivism

April 17th, 2014 · Dept. of Corrections

Oregon prisons push inmate-family visits to keep prisoners from coming back (Oregonian, 4/16/2014)

familyVisitationFamily visitation study [PDF] (2009) Oregon Department of Corrections

visitingInmatesVisiting inmates in prison [PDF] (2009) Oregon Department of Corrections, Operations Division

TANF audit

April 17th, 2014 · Audits Division, Dept. of Human Services

Oregon welfare audit says state should increase job training, accountability to move recipients into work (Oregonian, 4/16/2014)

Auditor’s Report Details Challenges Faced By Oregon Welfare Program (OPB, 4/16/2014)

TANFauditTemporary Assistance for Needy Families : high expectations, stronger partnerships, and better data could help more parents find work [PDF] (2014) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

selfSufficiencyDataSelf sufficiency data charts, statewide data (monthly) Oregon Department of Human Services

Oregon’s employment situation

April 16th, 2014 · Employment Department

Oregon economy gains back lost ground as job growth rises to housing-boom levels (Oregonian, 4/16/2014)

Oregon employers add many jobs in March as economic growth accelerates (Statesman Journal, 4/16/2014)

employmentOregon’s employment situation (monthly) Oregon Employment Department

Job vacancy survey

April 15th, 2014 · Employment Department

Job vacancies up among small businesses (Statesman Journal, 4/15/2014)

helpWantedHelp wanted in Oregon (quarterly) WorkSource Oregon

Milton-Freewater area contaminated water

April 14th, 2014 · Health Authority

Contaminated Wells May Force E. Ore. Town To Annex Territory (OPB, 4/10/2014)

Milton-FreewaterInvestigative report : Milton-Freewater area health hazard [PDF] (2014) Oregon Health Authority

Health insuance exchange alternatives

April 8th, 2014 · Cover Oregon

Cover Oregon consultant: fix for health insurance exchange could take $40 million, 21 months (Oregonian, 4/4/2014)

CoverOregonAlternativesPolicy alternative assessment preliminary report [PDF] (2014) Cover Oregon

Learning disability rates

April 3rd, 2014 · Dept. of Education

Fewer Oregon students identified as having learning disabilities (Oregonian, 4/3/2014)

specialEdSpecial education counts by disability [PDF] (2014) Oregon Department of Education

Corrections population forecast

April 2nd, 2014 · Dept. of Administrative Services

Oregon prison officials will revisit temporary housing as forecast calls for fewer inmates (Oregonian, 4/2/2014)

correctionsForecastOregon corrections population forecast (semiannual) Oregon Office of Economic Analysis

Supplemental assistance rates

April 1st, 2014 · Dept. of Human Services

Oregon food stamps, welfare numbers rose after long-term unemployment aid ended (Oregonian, 4/1/2014)

selfSufficiencySelf sufficiency data charts, statewide data (monthly) Oregon Department of Human Services

Tsunamis at Seaside

March 31st, 2014 · Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries

50 Years Ago, A Small Taste Of A Pacific Tsunami’s Potential Power (OPB, 3/27/2014)

SeasideTsunami evacuation map. Seaside & Gearhart, Oregon [PDF] (2013) Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries

Distaff thistle

March 31st, 2014 · Dept. of Agriculture

Distaff tops noxious weed ‘wanted’ list (Capital Press, 3/30/2014)

plantPestRiskPlant pest risk assessment for wooly distaff thistle, smooth distaff thistle, Carthamus lanatus, C. baeticus [PDF] (2010) Oregon Department of Agriculture

thistleAlertWoolly distaff thistle (Carthanus lanatus) : thistle alert! [PDF] (2009) Oregon Department of Agriculture, Plant Division, Noxious Weed Control Program

Northern red-legged frog migration

March 31st, 2014 · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

From frog massacre to frog rescue: Oregonians rush to help when migration meets traffic (Oregonian, 3/31/2014)

WillametteI live in the Willamette Valley ecoregion [PDF] (2007) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

bullfrogBullfrog [PDF] (2009) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Transportation projects

March 28th, 2014 · Dept. of Transportation

Oregon might cancel highway projects, lose $150 million or more annually if federal funding runs out (Oregonian, 3/28/2014)

stipDraft 2015-2018 STIP for public review [PDF] (2014) Oregon Department of Transportation

Nonpoint source pollution

March 28th, 2014 · Dept. of Environmental Quality

Mixed reaction from public on funding cut to pollution program (Statesman Journal, 3/27/2014)

nonpointsourceNonpoint source program annual report (annual) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Oregon landslide danger

March 25th, 2014 · Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries

Landslide danger: Geologists say Oregon is vulnerable (Oregonian, 3/25/2014)

March brings threat of landslides in Salem, throughout Oregon (Statesman Journal, 3/25/2014)

landslidesLandslide hazards in Oregon [PDF] (2008) Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries

Cougar management

March 24th, 2014 · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Cougar trap removed from park (Statesman Journal, 3/23/2014)

cougarsOregon cougar management plan [PDF] (2010) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Cover Oregon implementation report

March 21st, 2014 · Office of the Governor

Kitzhaber cleans house, announces reforms in wake of Cover Oregon health insurance exchange report (Oregonian, 3/21/2014)

Bruce Goldberg resigns as Oregon Health Authority director, will continue at Cover Oregon (Oregonian, 3/21/2014)

Gov. John Kitzhaber announces consultant’s findings, resignation of top health administrator (Oregonian, 3/21/2014)

Cover Oregon housecleaning claims third top manager, governor demands more changes (Statesman Journal, 3/21/2014)

Legal recourse stymied by Cover Oregon audit (Statesman Journal, 3/21/2014)

Health Care Exchange in Oregon Not Meeting High Hopes (New York Times, 3/21/2014)

FirstDatareportCover Oregon website implementation assessment : assessment report [PDF] (2014) Oregon Office of the Governor

Workplace fatalities

March 20th, 2014 · Dept. of Consumer & Business Services

Fewer workers died on job in 2013 (Statesman Journal, 3/20/2014)

fatalitiesNumber of compensable fatalities by industry, Oregon [PDF] (2014) Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services