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Bees and pesticides

October 30th, 2014 · Dept. of Agriculture, State Legislature

Bees and pesticides: Oregon task force seeks balance (Statesman Journal, 10/29/2014)

pollinatorHealthReport to the Oregon Legislative Assembly : draft [PDF] (2014) Oregon Legislative Assembly, Task Force on Pollinator Health

bumblebeesBumble bees, trees, and neonicotinoids [PDF] (2014) Oregon Department of Agriculture, Pesticides Program

Adult protective services

October 30th, 2014 · Dept. of Human Services, Health Authority

Vulnerable Oregonians get a voice at national adult protective services conference in Portland (Oregonian, 10/29/2014)

OAAPIOAAPI annual report (annual) Oregon Office of Adult Abuse Prevention and Investigations

Western juniper lumber

October 28th, 2014 · Watershed Enhancement Board

Commercial market for western juniper studied (Capital Press, 10/27/2014)

westernJuniperWestern juniper management : a field guide [PDF] (2007) Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board

PERS reforms and state budget

October 28th, 2014 · State Legislature

What happens if the Supreme Court overturns PERS cuts? (Statesman Journal, 10/27/2014)

PERSreformsBudget implications if the Supreme Court overturns PERS reforms [PDF] (2014) Oregon Legislative Assembly, Legislative Fiscal Office

Road usage charge pilot program

October 28th, 2014 · Dept. of Transportation

Oregon mileage tax: ODOT wants 5,000 volunteer drivers; 7 things to know about program (Oregonian, 10/27/2014)

State to test-drive per-mile road fee (Register Guard, 10/28/2014)

roadUsageChargeRoad usage charge pilot program 2013 & per-mile charge policy in Oregon [PDF] (2014) Oregon Department of Transportation

Oregon cranberry harvest

October 27th, 2014 · Oregon State University

Cranberry farmers struggle with high supply, low prices (Capital Press, 10/23/2014)

cranberriesOregon cranberries at a glance [PDF] (2009) Oregon State University, Department of Horticulture and Extension Service

Installation of cable barriers

October 27th, 2014 · Dept. of Transportation

Safety barrier set for Interstate 5 where cross-over killed Steve Fritz, Cary Fairchild (Oregonian, 10/24/2014)

Kitzhaber, ODOT expedite installation of cable barriers (Statesman Journal, 10/24/2014)

cableBarrier1Three-cable barrier makes I-5 safer [PDF] (1998) Oregon Department of Transportation, Research Unit

cableBarrier2Three-cable barrier still a “hit” [PDF] (2000) Oregon Department of Transportation, Research Group

cableBarrier3Three-cable median barrier final report [PDF] (1998) Oregon Department of Transportation, Research Unit

Salvage logging

October 27th, 2014 · Dept. of Forestry

Salvage logging begins at Oregon Gulch Fire site, but opponents say ecosystem will suffer
(Oregonian, 10/26/2014)

timberSalvageRehabilitating Oregon’s forestlands– timber salvage after wildfires [PDF] (2013) Oregon Department of Forestry

GMO Task Force report

October 24th, 2014 · Office of the Governor

Oregon’s GMO Task Force Issues Draft Report (OPB, 10/24/2014)

GMOTaskForceDraft report [PDF] (2014) Oregon Governor’s Task Force on Genetically Engineered Seeds and Agricultural Products

Voter participation

October 23rd, 2014 · Elections Division

Voters’ challenge: Which county has the best return rate? (Statesman Journal, 10/23/2014)

officialAbstractOfficial abstract of votes. General election (serial) Oregon Office of the Secretary of State, Elections Division

Dangerous guardrails

October 23rd, 2014 · Dept. of Transportation

Oregon halts use of potentially deadly guardrails; has lost track of where they’re installed (Oregonian, 10/23/2014)

qualifiedProductsQualified Products List (serial) Oregon Department of Transportation

Portland Public Schools enrollment

October 21st, 2014 · Portland State University

Portland Public Schools enrollment up 1.3 percent as fewer parents leave district when kids reach school age (Oregonian, 10/21/2014)

schoolEnrollmentPortland Public Schools enrollment forecasts (annual) Portland State University Population Research Center

General election voters’ pamphlet

October 21st, 2014 · Elections Division

Taxes, phony ‘no’ arguments and a ‘pirate’ photo: Three oddities in Oregon Voters’ Pamphlet explained (Oregonian, 10/21/2014)

votersPamphletVoters’ pamphlet, State of Oregon general election (serial) Oregon Secretary of State, Elections Division

Western gray squirrel habitat

October 16th, 2014 · Oregon State University

Threatened species found at Salem Hospital site (Willamette Live, 10/15/2014)

westernGraySquirrelWestern gray squirrel : Sciurus griseus [PDF] (2005) Oregon State University, Extension Service

Cover Oregon recommendations

October 15th, 2014 · Cover Oregon

Report Cover Oregon didn’t want submitted shows criticism of politics, disagreement with Kitzhaber (Oregonian, 10/14/2014)

Turnaround consultant says Cover Oregon should stay (Statesman Journal, 10/14/2014)

coverorfrepHamstreet & Associates Cover Oregon final report [PDF] (2014) Cover Oregon

coletterOverview of Hamstreet Cover Oregon engagement and recommendations [PDF] (2014)

Contaminated shipyard cleanup

October 15th, 2014 · Dept. of Environmental Quality

DEQ to examine Coos Bay slough (Register Guard, 10/15/2014)

shipyardsBest management practices for Oregon shipyards [PDF] (2000) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Water Quality Division

Workers’ compensation premium rates

October 13th, 2014 · Dept. of Consumer & Business Services

Workers’ comp rates in Oregon among the nation’s best (Statesman Journal, 10/10/2014)

workersCompOregon workers’ compensation premium rate ranking (biennial) Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services

Job openings

October 10th, 2014 · Employment Department

Oregon businesses post most job openings in 6 years (Oregonian, 10/10/2014)

jobVacanciesHelp wanted in Oregon (quarterly) WorkSource Oregon

Gaming revenue

October 10th, 2014 · Dept. of Administrative Services

Gambling left behind by the broader economic recovery in Oregon, elsewhere (Oregonian, 10/10/2014)

gamingBetting the minimum [PDF] (2014) Oregon Office of Economic Analysis

Rabies in bats

October 10th, 2014 · Health Authority

Another rabid bat found in county (Register Guard, 10/9/2014)

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