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Oregon’s rate of hunger

December 19th, 2014 · Dept. of Human Services

Hunger In Oregon (OPB, 12/15/2014)

selfSufficiencySelf sufficiency data charts, statewide data (monthly) Oregon Department of Human Services

Ethics and public officials

December 18th, 2014 · Government Ethics Commission

Title Fight (Willamette Week, 12/17/2014)

publicOfficialsOregon government ethics law: a guide for public officials [PDF] (2010) Oregon Government Ethics Commission

Oregon’s employment rate

December 18th, 2014 · Employment Department

Oregon employment surpasses pre-recession levels (Statesman Journal, 12/17/2014)

Oregon Added 11,200 Jobs In November (OPB, 12/17/2014)

employmentOregon’s employment situation (monthly) Oregon Employment Department

Oregon Lottery

December 18th, 2014 · State Lottery

Oregon Lottery: Retailer boost may be good idea (Portland Tribune, 12/16/2014)

lotteryReportComprehensive annual financial report (annual) Oregon State Lottery

Addiction treatment system

December 18th, 2014 · Office of the Governor

Oregon told how to fix addiction treatment system, ignored advice year after year (Oregonian, 12/16/2014)

drugTreatmentAnalysis of Oregon’s drug and alcohol treatment and prevention system [PDF] (2008) Oregon Office of the Governor

OR-Kids audit

December 16th, 2014 · Audits Division

OR-Kids tech flaws cause $23 million in false federal claims (Portland Tribune, 12/12/2014)

OR-KidsAuditDepartment of Human Services : OR-Kids financial system problems [PDF] (2014) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

Economic impact of noxious weeds

December 16th, 2014 · Dept. of Agriculture

Study: Oregon economy loses $83.5 million to weeds (Statesman Journal, 12/12/2014)

noxiousWeedImpactEconomic impact from selected noxious weeds in Oregon [PDF] (2014) Oregon Department of Agriculture

Addiction treatment

December 16th, 2014 · Alcohol & Drug Policy Commission

Oregon pays steep price for neglected addiction treatment system (Oregonian, 12/15/2014)

recoveryStrategyImproving Oregon’s alcohol and drug prevention and recovery strategy [PDF] (2010) Oregon Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission

Women in construction

December 12th, 2014 · Dept. of Transportation

Oregon efforts to prepare women for construction jobs praised in national report (Oregonian, 12/12/2014)

constructionWorkforceReport on the use of federal funds to increase diversity and prepare those entering the highway construction workforce (biennial) Oregon Department of Transportation

Elliott State Forest and the Common School Fund

December 11th, 2014 · Dept. of Forestry, Dept. of State Lands

Elliott State Forest sale would end reliance on timber harvests to fund schools (Oregonian, 12/10/2014)

A new way forward in Elliott State Forest (Statesman Journal, 12/10/2014)

commonSchoolFundReportCommon School Fund annual report (annual) Oregon Department of Forestry

aboutCommonSchoolFundAbout the Common School Fund [PDF] (2013) Oregon Department of State Lands

Retirement savings final report

December 9th, 2014 · Retirement Savings Task Force

Wheeler: Legislature should help with retirement savings (Statesman Journal, 12/9/2014)

retirementSavingsReport and recommendations of the Oregon Retirement Savings Task Force [PDF] (2014) Oregon Retirement Savings Task Force

Carbon tax

December 9th, 2014 · State Legislature

Is a carbon tax in Oregon’s future? (Statesman Journal, 12/9/2014)

Carbon tax could reduce Oregon’s greenhouse gas emissions without hurting economy, PSU researchers find (Oregonian, 12/9/2014)

carbonTaxEconomic and emissions impacts of a clean air tax or fee in Oregon (SB306) [PDF] (2014) Oregon Legislative Revenue Office

McKenzie River Hatchery salmon

December 8th, 2014 · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Dispute over hatchery fish in McKenzie spawns court case (Register Guard, 12/7/2014)

McKenzieHatcheryMcKenzie River Hatchery operations plan (annual) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Fish Division

McKenzieSalmonMcKenzie River spring chinook salmon [PDF] (2003) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Fish Division

Food safety

December 8th, 2014 · Dept. of Agriculture, Health Authority

Is your supermarket safe? (Statesman Journal, 12/7/2014)

How safe is a grocery store? It’s not easy to find out (Statesman Journal, 12/7/2014)

foodCodeOregon Department of Agriculture retail food code, 2013, OAR 603-025-0030 [PDF] (2013) Oregon Department of Agriculture, Food Safety Program

facilityStatsOregon licensed facility statistics (annual) Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division

Bighorn sheep relocation

December 8th, 2014 · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Bighorn sheep get new homes in Oregon after relocation from Deschutes, John Day canyons (Oregonian, 12/6/2014)

bighornSheepOregon’s bighorn sheep & Rocky Mountain goat management plan [PDF] (2003) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Foster care adoption

December 8th, 2014 · Dept. of Human Services

Foster care adoption: What prospective parents should know (Oregonian, 12/5/2014)

adoptionHandbookOregon adoption assistance handbook [PDF] (2014) Oregon Department of Human Services, Child Welfare

fosterParentsFoster parent handbook [PDF] (2004) Oregon Department of Human Services

adoptionStatsOregon adoption statistics : private, public, and out-of-state agencies (annual) Oregon Department of Human Services

Flu season

December 5th, 2014 · Health Authority

Flu season ramping up in Oregon, with deadlier virus (Oregonian, 12/5/2014)

fluBitesFlu bites : Oregon’s weekly surveillance report for influenza and other respiratory viruses (serial) Oregon Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention

Child care in Oregon

December 4th, 2014 · Audits Division

Audit ranks Oregon low for child care affordability (Statesman Journal, 12/4/2014)

Oregon child care costs among nation’s highest (KTVZ, 12/4/2014)

childCareAuditChild care in Oregon: difficult to afford; new regulations may improve safety but further raise costs [PDF] (2014) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

Salmon license plate money

December 3rd, 2014 · Driver and Motor Vehicle Services, Plan for Salmon and Watersheds

Oregon license plate money, meant for endangered salmon, instead funds Salem bureaucrat’s salary (Oregonian, 12/02/2014)

op1Put a salmon on your plate! [PDF] (2007) Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds

opmanualOregon vehicle license plate manual [PDF] (2008) Oregon Department of Transportation, Driver and Motor Vehicle Services

Portland housing study

December 2nd, 2014 · Portland State University

Expert: More density in Portland will drive up housing costs (Portland Tribune, 12/2/2014)

densityDensity at any cost [PDF] (2014) Portland State University, Center for Real Estate