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Algae alerts

July 29th, 2016 · Dept. of Human Services, Health Authority

Algae alert issued for Odell Lake (Register Guard, 7/29/2016)

State issues advisory for Odell Lake (Bend Bulletin, 7/28/2016)

If you see foam on the water, or scum, then you probably shouldn’t swim (KVAL, 7/28/2016)

algaeBloomsAlgae blooms in Oregon [PDF] (2012) Oregon Health Authority

animalSafetyAnimal safety alert : blue-green algae blooms [PDF] (2010) Harmful Algae Bloom Surveillance Program (Or.)

dogSafetyDog safety alert [PDF] (2010) Harmful Algae Bloom Surveillance Program (Or.)

Mental health care plan

July 29th, 2016 · Health Authority

After federal scrutiny, Oregon finalizes mental health care plan (Statesman Journal, 7/29/2016)

Oregon Unveils Plan To Help Mentally Ill, Under Pressure From Feds (OPB, 7/28/2016)

mentalHealthOregon’s performance plan for mental health services for adults with serious and persistent mental illness [PDF] (2016) Oregon Health Authority

School gardens

July 29th, 2016 · Dept. of Education

Educators embrace school gardens as multidisciplinary teaching tool (Register Guard, 7/27/2016)

schoolGardenSchool garden food safety training & documentation manual [PDF] (2014) Oregon Department of Education

Oregon ABLE savings plan

July 29th, 2016 · Oregon 529 Savings Network

New plan helps disabled save without penalty (Statesman Journal, 7/26/2016)

ABLEfaqsABLE FAQs [PDF] (2016) Oregon 529 Savings Network

Elliot State Forest

July 28th, 2016 · Dept. of State Lands

$220.8 million price tag put on Elliott State Forest (Statesman Journal, 7/27/16)

Oregon Comes Up With A Pricetag For Its Forest For Sale (OPB, 7/27/16)

ElliottStateForestAltReportElliott State Forest alternatives project : project report [PDF] (2014) Oregon Department of State Lands

ElliottStateForestAltSuppElliott State Forest alternatives project supplemental report [PDF] (2015) Oregon Department of State Lands

Oregon hospital revenue

July 28th, 2016 · Health Authority

State: ACA benefits hospitals, but rates rising (Statesman Journal, 7/27/16)

Hospital profits soar under ACA (Bend Bulletin, 7/28/16)

Oregon hospitals’ profit is way up (Portland Business Journal,7/27/16)

OregonAcuteCareHospitalsOregon acute care hospitals : annual financials reporting highlights (annual) Oregon Health Authority, Office of Health Analytics

Mental health care professionals shortage areas

July 28th, 2016 · Health Authority

Student loan relief lures mental health workers to Jackson County (Mail Tribune, 7/26/16)

MentalHealthCareMental health care professional shortage area (HPSA) designations, by type, per census tract, as of … (serial) Oregon Health Authority, Office of Health Analytics

Healthy snacks in Oregon schools

July 27th, 2016 · Dept. of Education

Oregon Schools Set the Example for Healthy Lunches (KDRV, 7/25/2016)

HB2404HB 2404 : school nutrition standards [PDF] (2015) Oregon Department of Education

smartSnacksOregon smart snack standards [PDF] (2015) Oregon Department of Education

Sumpter Dredge Heritage Area improvement

July 27th, 2016 · Parks & Recreation Dept.

High Priority Plan (Baker City Herald, 7/22/2016)

SumpterValleySumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area [PDF] (2011) Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department

SumpterValley2Interpretive plan for Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area [PDF] (2009) Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department

Timber harvest data

July 26th, 2016 · Dept. of Forestry

Oregon’s timber harvest dropped in 2015 (Register Guard, 7/26/16)

25yearharvest25 year harvest history for Oregon in million board feet (annual) Oregon Department of Forestry

Proposed confined animal feeding operation

July 26th, 2016 · Dept. of Agriculture

Second mega-dairy proposed for Oregon (Statesman Journal, 7/25/16)

CAFOProgramQuick guide Oregon’s CAFO Program [PDF] (2004) Oregon Department of Agriculture

Oregon’s racist history

July 25th, 2016 · Portland State University

The Racist History of Portland, the Whitest City in America (The Atlantic, 7/22/2016)

AfricanAmericansThe African American community in Multnomah County : an unsettling profile [PDF] (2014) Portland State University

Geer family in Oregon

July 25th, 2016 · Office of the Governor

Shifting Geers in Oregon (Statesman Journal, 7/25/2016)

inauguralAddressInaugural address of Governor T. T. Geer to the twentieth Legislative Assembly of the State of Oregon, 1899 [PDF] (1899) Oregon Office of the Governor

1901MessageBiennial message of Governor T. T. Geer to the twenty-first Legislative assembly, 1901 [PDF] (1901) Oregon Office of the Governor

1903MessageBiennial message of Governor T. T. Geer to the Legislative Assembly, twenty-second regular session, 1903 [PDF] (1903) Oregon Office of the Governor

Women in the Legislature

July 25th, 2016 · Commission for Women

Oregon ranks 10th in the nation for the percentage of women in its Legislature (Oregonian, 7/25/2016)

womenThe Oregon Commission for Women … report (biennial) Oregon Commission for Women

Chromium air pollution

July 22nd, 2016 · Dept. of Environmental Quality, Health Authority

State orders Bullseye Glass to clean its smokestacks in hopes of curbing toxic pollution (Oregonian, 7/21/2016)

PortlandMetalPortland metal exposures : interim clinical update [PDF] (2016) Oregon Health Authority

comparisonValuesComparison values for metals in air (serial) Oregon Health Authority

BullseyeSourceBullseye source test results, DEQ’s actions to identify and control the unknown hexavalent chromium source : question and answers [PDF] (2016) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

updateAirToxicsUpdate on air toxics at glass facilities in Portland : questions and answers [PDF] (2016) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Testing for lead in drinking water

July 22nd, 2016 · Health Authority

Worried about lead? Here are some options (Democrat Herald, 7/22/2016)

drinkingWaterLabsORELAP accredited laboratories that test for lead in drinking water (serial) Oregon Health Authority

leadDrinkingWaterLead and drinking water [PDF] (2015) Oregon Health Authority

Wallowa County wolf depredation

July 22nd, 2016 · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

ODFW confirms wolf attack on calf in Beeler Ridge area (Wallowa County Chieftain, 7/20/2016)

livestockODFW livestock depredation investigation report (serial) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Contaminated river sediment investigation

July 22nd, 2016 · Dept. of Environmental Quality

High levels of dioxins found in Salem’s Willamette Slough (Statesman Journal, 7/19/2016)

WillametteSloughWillamette Slough sediment investigation, Salem, Oregon [PDF] (2016) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

dioxinFacts about dioxin and Oregon’s pulp mills [PDF] (1993) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Fostering at-risk youth

July 21st, 2016 · Youth Authority

Oregon Youth Authority in ‘desperate need’ of foster homes for young offenders (Oregonian, 7/20/2016)

makeADifferenceMake a difference – become an OYA foster parent [PDF] (2011) Oregon Youth Authority

fosterParentHandbookFoster parent handbook [PDF] (2011) Oregon Youth Authority

Prescription drugs for pain in Oregon

July 21st, 2016 · Health Authority

Oregonian Turns To Heroin For Pain Relief After Opioid Prescription Cut (OPB, 7/18/2016)

Can Changing How You Think About Pain Lessen What You Feel? (Lund Report)

preventionPlanOregon prescription drug overdose, misuse, and dependency prevention plan [PDF] (2015) Injury and Violence Prevention Program

poisoningOverdosePrescription drug poisoning/overdose in Oregon [PDF] (2015) Injury and Violence Prevention Program

reducingOpioidReducing opioid overdose, misuse and dependency : a guide for CCOs [PDF] (2015) Oregon Health Authority