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Legalized marijuana

November 21st, 2014 · Liquor Control Commission

Lawmakers take first look at implementing marijuana law (Statesman Journal, 11/20/2014)

Lawmakers have questions about legal pot (Portland Tribune, 11/20/2014)

measure91faqMeasure 91 frequently asked questions [PDF] (2014) Oregon Liquor Control Commission

Oregon’s employment rate

November 21st, 2014 · Employment Department

Five years into the economic recovery, jobs and people are coming back in Oregon (Oregonian, 11/19/2014)

Governor touting highest job gain since his first term in 1995 (Statesman Journal, 11/19/2014)

Oregon adds nearly 10,000 jobs; most in 20 years (KTVZ, 11/19/2014)

ednewsOregon’s employment situation [PDF] (Serial) Oregon Employment Department

Insurance for autism and mental health

November 17th, 2014 · Dept. of Consumer & Business Services

Autism advocates score big victory as state issues insurance mandate (Oregonian, 11/14/2014)

State Pushes Insurance Companies To Cover Mental Health Treatments (OPB, 11/14/2014)

insuranceBulletin2014-1Mental Health Parity [PDF] (2014) Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Insurance Division

insuranceBulletin2014-2Autism Spectrum Disorder; Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy [PDF] (2014) Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Insurance Division

Revenue from marijuana legalization

November 17th, 2014 · State Legislature

Marijuana tax won’t be a bonanza for school districts in near term, analysis shows (Oregonian, 11/17/2014)

marijuanaRevenueThe revenue impact of marijuana legalization under Measure 91 [PDF] (2014) Oregon Legislative Assembly, Legislative Revenue Office

Tom McCall’s legacy

November 14th, 2014 · Executive Department, Office of the Governor

Columbia Forum: Tom McCall casts a long shadow (Daily Astorian, 11/14/2014)

landUseThe Oregon land use story [PDF] (1974) Oregon Executive Department

environmentalQualityAccomplishments in environmental quality during the first three years of Governor Tom McCall’s administration [PDF] (1970) Oregon Office of the Governor

Climate change report

November 14th, 2014 · Health Authority

Warmer climate imperils our health (Portland Tribune, 11/14/2014)

climateAndHealthOregon climate and health profile report [PDF] (2014) Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division

Economic and revenue forecast

November 14th, 2014 · Dept. of Administrative Services

Kicker? Oregon expects higher revenues than forecast, possibly triggering refund (Oregonian, 11/14/2014)

Job growth, wages on the rise in Oregon (Statesman Journal, 11/14/2014)

Forecast raises hope of Oregon tax kicker (Register Guard, 11/14/2014)

Democratic legislative leaders upbeat about economic/revenue report (Portland Tribune, 11/14/2014)

economicAndRevenueOregon economic and revenue forecast (quarterly) Oregon Department of Administrative Services

Highway and bridge repair

November 13th, 2014 · Dept. of Transportation

ODOT to Oregon lawmakers: Find $5.1 billion for bridges and roads, or watch economy collapse (Oregonian, 11/13/2014)

roughRoadsRough roads ahead : the cost of poor highway conditions to Oregon’s economy [PDF] (2014) Oregon Department of Transportation

seismicPlusOregon highways seismic plus report [PDF] (2014) Oregon Department of Transportation

Homeless students

November 13th, 2014 · Dept. of Education

Nearly 19,000 Oregon students deemed homeless, state reports (Oregonian, 11/13/2014)

studentHomelessnessStudent homelessness in Oregon, 2014 (2014) Oregon Department of Education

English language learners

November 13th, 2014 · Dept. of Education

S-K schools meet some English language learning goals (Statesman Journal, 11/12/2014)

AMAOAnnual measurable achievement objectives report (annual) Oregon Department of Education

Whale watch volunteers

November 12th, 2014 · Uncategorized

Volunteers needed for Oregon’s winter, spring gray whale counts (Oregonian, 11/12/2014)

whaleWhale watching spoken here : call for volunteers [pdf] Serial, Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department

Support for K-12 education

November 12th, 2014 · Dept. of Education

‘Promise of Oregon’ campaign turns to public for help in securing more state education dollars (Oregonian, 11/12/2014)

oregonlearnsOregon learns : the strategy to get to 40/40/20 [PDF] (2011) Oregon Education Investment Team

404020From goal to reality : 40-40-20 [PDF] (2012) Oregon University System

Voter turnout

November 6th, 2014 · Elections Division

Secretary Of State’s Office ‘Generally Pleased’ With Consistent Midterm Voter Turnout (OPB, 11/6/2014)

voterTurnoutVoter turnout history for general elections [PDF] (2013) Oregon Office of the Secretary of State, Elections Division

Ebola monitoring

November 6th, 2014 · Health Authority

Oregon will monitor anyone at risk for Ebola, with local health officials taking lead (Oregonian, 11/6/2014)

ebolaFAQFrequently asked questions: people under monitoring for Ebola [PDF] (2014) Oregon Health Authority

ebolaPlanOregon public health : interim Ebola monitoring plan [PDF] (2014) Oregon Health Authority

Water diversion and storage

November 3rd, 2014 · State Legislature, Water Resources Department

Task force scraps key water storage fund requirement (Capital Press, 10/31/2014)

percentOfFlowA proposed “percent of flow” approach for water storage projects in Oregon [PDF] (2014) Oregon Legislative Assembly, Seasonally Varying Flows Task Force

seasonallyVaryingFlowSB 839 seasonally varying flow Q and A [PDF] (2014) Oregon Water Resources Department

Natural gas prices

November 3rd, 2014 · Public Utility Commission

Natural gas price hikes will drive up the cost of heating a home or running a business (Oregonian, 11/3/2014)

gasPricesPurchased gas adjustment price history [PDF] (2014) Public Utility Commission of Oregon

Silver Falls trail races

November 3rd, 2014 · Parks & Recreation Dept.

Silver Falls trail races bring runners among waterfalls (Statesman Journal, 11/3/2014)

SilverFallsSilver Falls State Park, trail guide (serial) Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department

Death with Dignity

November 3rd, 2014 · Health Authority, State Legislature

Brittany Maynard, who moved to Oregon for Death with Dignity act, dies ‘as she intended,’ agency says (Oregonian, 11/2/2014)

A look at use of Oregon’s law on assisted suicide (Statesman Journal, 11/3/2014)

Brittany Maynard Could Revive the Stalled ‘Death With Dignity’ Movement (Time, 11/2/2014)

DeathwithDignityAnnual report on Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act (annual) Oregon Health Authority, Office for Disease Prevention & Epidemiology

backgroundBriefOregon Death with Dignity Act [PDF] (2014) Oregon Legislative Assembly, Legislative Committee Services

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