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Excavation safety

September 3rd, 2015 · Dept. of Consumer & Business Services

OSHA trench collapse video goes viral (Statesman Journal, 9/2/2015)

excavationsExcavations : safe practices for small business owners and contractors [PDF] (2015) Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division

Milo McIver State Park

September 3rd, 2015 · Parks & Recreation Dept.

Walkabout: Beauty abounds at Milo McIver State Park (Oregonian, 9/2/2015)

miloMcIverMilo McIver State Park recreation guide [PDF] (2014) Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Workplace deaths

September 3rd, 2015 · Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation

Oregon workplace deaths decline but still scar families, communities (Oregonian, 9/3/2015)

occupationalFatalitiesOregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation annual report (annual) Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation

Educator misconduct

September 3rd, 2015 · Teacher Standards and Practices Commission

Record number of Ore. teachers lose licenses for sexual conduct (KGW, 9/1/2015)

ethicalEducatorThe ethical educator & professional practices [PDF] (2010) Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission

Immunizations for students

September 3rd, 2015 · Health Authority

Parents told to check vaccine status ahead of school (Bend Bulletin, 8/31/2015)

kindergartenImmunizationOregon kindergarten immunization and exemption data by county (serial) Oregon Immunization Program

Child care inspections

September 3rd, 2015 · Dept. of Human Services

In-home child care providers face unannounced inspections (Bend Bulletin, 8/31/2015)

childCareChild care provider guide [PDF] (2014) Oregon Department of Human Services

Tapioca disease in fish

September 1st, 2015 · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Salmon parasite unsightly but not harmful to fish or humans; Buoy 10 has been a bonus (Oregonian, 8/29/2015)

tapiocaDiseaseTapioca disease (Henneguya zschokki) [PDF] (2005) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Causes of wildfires

September 1st, 2015 · Dept. of Forestry

Humans are often to blame for blazes (Bend Bulletin, 8/30/2015)

fireStats1Fires reporting : human and lightning for select periods (annual) Oregon Department of Forestry

firesStats2Fires reporting : statistical fires summary by human and lightning (annual) Oregon Department of Forestry

fireStats3Fires reporting : fires summary for select periods (annual) Oregon Department of Forestry

Beach health advisories

September 1st, 2015 · Beach Monitoring Program

Beach health advisories expected to spike in 2017 (Statesman Journal, 8/29/2015)

beachAdvisoriesOregon Beach Monitoring Program : a guide to water quality for Oregon beach visitors [PDF] (2007) Oregon Beach Monitoring Program

College credit in high school

August 31st, 2015 · Dept. of Community Colleges and Workforce Development, Dept. of Education, University System

More Oregon students racking up college credits while still in high school (Oregonian, 8/30/2015)

How The Oregonian projected 1 in 4 will take a college course (Oregonian, 8/30/2015)

dualCreditStatsDual credit and tech prep statistics (annual) Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development, Oregon Department of Education

dualCreditReportDual credit in Oregon 2010 follow-up : an analysis of students taking dual credit in high school in 2007-08 with subsequent performance in college [PDF] (2010) Oregon University System, Office of Institutional Research

acceleratedOptionsAccelerated options : accelerating success for Oregon high school students [PDF] (2013) Oregon University System

WPA projects in Oregon

August 31st, 2015 · U.S. Works Progress Administration

Vintage Oregon: Labor Day and what the WPA built (Oregonian, 8/31/2015)

WPAWorks Progress Administration in Oregon (1938) United States, Works Progress Administration

Lobbying spending

August 31st, 2015 · Government Ethics Commission

Lobbying spending is up. Where does the money go? (Statesman Journal, 8/31/2015)

lobbyistExpendituresLobbyist expenditures (annual) Oregon Government Ethics Commission

clientExpendituresClient/employer expenditures (annual) Oregon Government Ethics Commission

Limited menu retailers

August 28th, 2015 · Audits Division

‘Little casinos’? Cash-cow ‘delis’ flout Oregon Lottery rules, audit finds (Oregonian, 8/28/2015)

State Audit: lottery delis may violate Constitutional ban on casinos (Portland Tribune, 8/27/2015)

lotteryAuditOregon State Lottery : unclear laws may let prohibited casinos operate in Oregon [PDF] (2015) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

lotteryAudit2State of Oregon, Oregon State Lottery Commission, lottery retailer oversight [PDF] (2010) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

Revenue forecast and the kicker

August 28th, 2015 · Dept. of Administrative Services

Tax ‘kicker’ comes with warning signs as Oregon’s economy cools (Oregonian, 8/26/2015)

Forecast: $402 million in ‘kicker’ rebates (Statesman Journal, 8/26/2015)

revenueForecastOregon economic and revenue forecast (quarterly) Oregon Department of Administrative Services, Office of Economic Analysis

Oregon Growth Board

August 26th, 2015 · Growth Board

Money Troubles (Oregon Business, 8/20/2015)

growthBoardA report of the Oregon Growth Board : improving capital access in Oregon [PDF] (2012) Oregon Growth Board

State Data Center audit

August 26th, 2015 · Audits Division

Another state audit reveals poor computer security (Portland Tribune, 8/25/2015)

Audit criticizes security at Oregon’s state data center (Statesman Journal, 8/25/2015)

Audit targets security flaws at state’s data warehouse (Bend Bulletin, 8/25/2015)

audit1State Data Center : first steps to address longstanding security risks, much more to do [PDF] (2015) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

audit2Department of Administrative Services : computing and networking infrastructure consolidation (CNIC) risk assessment [PDF] (2006) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

audit3Department of Administrative Services : State Data Center review [PDF] (2008) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

audit4Department of Administrative Services, Enterprise Security Office review [PDF] (2009) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

audit5State Data Center operations are stable, but some areas need improvement [PDF] (2010) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

audit6State Data Center : faster progress needed on security issues [PDF] (2010) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

Dyslexia legislation

August 25th, 2015 · Dept. of Education

New law requires schools to screen students early for dyslexia (Portland Tribune, 8/25/2015)

educationLegislationA summary of enacted education legislation (annual) Oregon Department of Education

Hop harvest

August 25th, 2015 · Hop Commission

Hop harvest heats up after warm summer (Statesman Journal, 8/25/2015)

hopStatsStatistics for … (annual) Oregon Hop Commission

Higher Education Coordinating Commission

August 20th, 2015 · Higher Education Coordinating Commission

For-profit colleges often leave Oregon students with debt, worthless credits (Portland Tribune, 8/20/2015)

affordableAccessPriorities for affordable access and completion (2015-17) [PDF] (2015) Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission

studentOutcomesPriorities for improving student outcomes & completion rates in Oregon (2015-17) [PDF] (2015) Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission

Bottle redemption centers

August 20th, 2015 · Liquor Control Commission

Bend, Redmond redemption centers a crushing success so far (Bend Bulletin, 8/18/2015)

containerReturnsBeverage container return data (annual) Oregon Liquor Control Commission