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IT projects audit

March 31st, 2015 · Audits Division

Audit: Oregon IT projects need more oversight (KTVZ, 3/30/2015)

ITAuditMajor IT projects : continue expanding oversight and strengthen accountability [PDF] (2015) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

Passenger rail ridership

March 31st, 2015 · Dept. of Transportation

Ridership Drops On Oregon Trains As Officials Ponder Funding Options (OPB, 3/30/2015)

passengerRailPassenger rail ridership [PDF] (2015) Oregon Department of Transportation

Fishing in Lane County

March 31st, 2015 · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Guide provides a tour of fishing spots in Lane County (Statesman Journal, 3/26/2015)

LaneFishing65 places to go fishing in Lane County [PDF] (2015) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Garlic mustard

March 27th, 2015 · Dept. of Agriculture

Invasive plant found in Hermiston (Hermiston Herald, 3/24/2015)

garlicMustardGarlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) : a woodland invader! [PDF] (2011) Oregon State Department of Agriculture, Noxious Weed Control Program

Job vacancies

March 27th, 2015 · Employment Department

State survey: job vacancies increased in 2014 (Portland Tribune, 3/26/2015)

jobVacanciesHelp wanted in Oregon : results from the job vacancy survey (annual) Oregon Employment Department

Beetle infestations

March 23rd, 2015 · Dept. of Forestry

Beetles taking toll on Ashland pines (Ashland Daily Tidings, 3/19/2015)

pineEngraverPine engraver beetle (Ips pini) [PDF] (2007) Oregon Department of Forestry

westernPineWestern pine beetle (Dendroctonus brevicomis) [PDF] (2007) Oregon Department of Forestry

redTurpentineRed turpentine beetle (Dendroctonus valens) [PDF] (2007) Oregon Department of Forestry

mountainPineMountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) [PDF] (2007) Oregon Department of Forestry

Prisoner release notifications

March 23rd, 2015 · Dept. of Corrections

Prison system erroneously calls victims, families saying inmates to be released (Oregonian, 3/20/2015)

Glitch Sends False Notice To Crime Victims, Triggers Probe (OPB, 3/21/2015)

VINEVictims have the right to know : Oregon VINE service [PDF] (2011) Oregon Department of Corrections

VINEspanLas vĂ­ctimas tienen el derecho a saber : servicio VINE de Oregon [PDF] (2011) Oregon Department of Corrections

Retirement security

March 20th, 2015 · Portland State University

Study: Oregon retirement plan would especially help low-income workers (Oregonian, 3/18/2015)

retirementSecurityRetirement security in Oregon [PDF] (2015) Portland State University, Northwest Economic Research Center

Oregon’s unemployment rate

March 19th, 2015 · Employment Department

Oregon unemployment hits lowest point since May 2008 (Statesman Journal, 3/18/2015)

Oregon Unemployment Continues Fall In February (OPB, 3/17/2015)

employmentOregon’s employment situation (monthly) Oregon Employment Department

Employment-related day care

March 19th, 2015 · Dept. of Human Services

Child care subsidies would be available to more parents under House Bill 2015 (Oregonian, 3/18/2015)

dayCareEmployment related day care (ERDC) [PDF] (2014) Oregon Department of Human Services

Snowy plover nesting season

March 16th, 2015 · Parks & Recreation Dept.

Agencies remind beachgoers to be mindful of snowy plovers (KPTV, 3/14/2015)

snowyPloverHabitat conservation plan for the western snowy plover [PDF] (2010) Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and United States Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service

complianceReportAnnual compliance report of the habitat conservation plan for the western snowy plover (annual) Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Drought emergency

March 16th, 2015 · Emergency Management, Water Resources Department

Gov. Kate Brown to declare drought emergency in Lake, Malheur counties (Oregonian, 3/13/2015)

NW winter was second-warmest on record, behind Dust Bowl (Statesman Journal, 3/12/2015)

droughtProceduresSummary of Oregon drought procedures, processes and state assistance [PDF] (2013) Oregon Emergency Management

droughtWatchDrought watch [PDF] (2010) Oregon Water Resources Department

Access to public records

March 16th, 2015 · Dept. of Justice

Increasingly high fees limit access to public records (Register Guard, 3/16/2015)

Freedom of Information, Access Issues in All 50 States (ABC News, 3/14/2015)

publicRecordManualAttorney General’s public records and meetings manual (biennial) Oregon Department of Justice

quickReferenceA quick reference guide to Oregon’s public records law [PDF] (2007) Oregon Department of Justice

governmentTransparencyAttorney General’s government transparency report [PDF] (2010) Oregon Attorney General’s Office

Bikes and red lights

March 13th, 2015 · Dept. of Transportation

Oregon Senate passes bill allowing bicycles, motorcycles to run red lights (Oregonian, 3/12/2015)

greenLightGetting a green light on your bicycle [PDF] (2015) Oregon Department of Transportation

Household movers

March 12th, 2015 · Dept. of Transportation

Sex offender, pot smoker, fugitive caught in ODOT sting (KOIN, 3/11/2015)

moversOregon household goods movers [PDF] (2015) Oregon Department of Transportation, Motor Carrier Division

Gardening with native plants

March 11th, 2015 · Oregon State University

A primer on native plants (Portland Tribune, 3/10/2015)

non-invasivePlantsGardenSmart Oregon : a guide to non-invasive plants [PDF] (2008) Oregon State University Extension Service

Workplace deaths

March 11th, 2015 · Dept. of Consumer & Business Services

Oregon workplace deaths inching up as economy improves (Oregonian, 3/10/2015)

Oregon reports 31 workplace deaths in 2014 (Statesman Journal, 3/10/2015)

compensibleFatalitiesNumber of compensable fatalities by industry, Oregon (annual) Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services

Project Independence

March 10th, 2015 · Dept. of Human Services, Portland State University

Oregon Project Independence Helps Elders Stay In Their Homes (Jefferson Public Radio, 3/9/2015)

projectIndependenceOregon project independence [PDF] (2007) Oregon Department of Human Services, Seniors and People with Disabilities

clientSurveyClient satisfaction survey : Oregon Project Independence [PDF] (2013) Portland State University, Institute on Aging

Cribs and safe sleep for babies

March 10th, 2015 · Health Authority

Crib distribution program, new to Oregon, hopes to reduce infant deaths (Oregonian, 3/9/2015)

safeSleepSafe sleep for babies [PDF] (2011) Oregon Health Authority, Maternal and Child Health Section

safeSleepSpanSueno seguro para bebes [PDF] (2011) Oregon Health Authority, Maternal and Child Health Section

Wolf population in Oregon

March 10th, 2015 · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Oregon wolves a conservation success story, biologist says (Capital Press, 3/6/2015)

wolfPopulationOregon wolf population (annual) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wildlife Division