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Oregon’s employment situation

September 17th, 2014 · Employment Department

Oregon unemployment rises as thousands join resurgent labor market (Oregonian, 9/17/2014)

Oregon jobless rate jumps (Register Guard, 9/17/2014)

unemploymentOregon’s employment situation (monthly) Oregon Employment Department

Hillcrest School proposal

September 16th, 2014 · Youth Authority

Hillcrest Youth Correctional Facility may close (Statesman Journal, 9/16/2014)

strategicPlan10-year strategic plan for close custody facilities [PDF] (2014) Oregon Youth Authority

2013-14 education assessment

September 12th, 2014 · Dept. of Education

State test scores are in (Oregonian, 9/11/2014)

State Superintendent Saxton Reacts To New Oregon School Data (OPB, 9/11/2014)

resultsFAQ2013-14 assessment results frequently asked questions [PDF] (2014) Oregon Department of Education

Emergency management guidebook

September 10th, 2014 · Emergency Management

Oregon creates disaster ‘playbook’ in case of major earthquake (KATU, 9/9/2014)

playbookOverviewCascadia playbook overview : developing a quick reference guide for the first 14 days [PDF] (2014) Oregon Emergency Management

Elder financial exploitation

September 10th, 2014 · Dept. of Human Services, Resident Safety Review Council

Escrow officers turn a blind eye to elder financial abuse (Oregonian, 9/9/2014)

financialExploitationFinancial exploitation data book : a retrospective look at community based financial exploitation in Oregon in 2013 [PDF] (2014) Oregon Office of Adult Abuse Prevention and Investigations

residentSafetyReview, findings, and recommendations of the Resident Safety Review Council [PDF] (2013) Oregon Resident Safety Review Council

Chlamydia in Oregon

September 9th, 2014 · Health Authority

Chlamydia Screening Increases, But Still Below National Average (OPB, 9/8/2014)

femaleChlamydiaChlamydia rates among females, aged 15-19 and 20-24 years [PDF] (2012) Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division, Adolescent Health Program

chlamydiaOregonChlamydia in Oregon [PDF] (2012) Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division

Commercial truck safety inspections

September 9th, 2014 · Dept. of Transportation

Truckers stopped for inspections (Register Guard, 9/9/2014)

truckSafetySummary of Oregon truck safety and guide to the commercial vehicle safety plan (annual) Oregon Department of Transportation, Motor Carrier Transportation Division

Charter schools

September 8th, 2014 · State Legislature

What can Jeff Cogen’s new charter school job tell us about how Oregon charter schools work? (Oregonian, 9/5/2014)

charterSchoolsCharter schools [PDF] (2012) Oregon Legislative Assembly, Legislative Committee Services

Governor Atiyeh memorial

September 4th, 2014 · Office of the Governor

Vic Atiyeh remembered as self-effacing ‘symbol of public service’ in Oregon (Oregonian, 9/4/2014)

Oregon remembers Gov. Vic Atiyeh’s humor, service (Statesman Journal, 9/4/2014)

atiyehState of the State address to the 61st Legislative Assembly [PDF] (1981) Oregon Office of the Governor

Tree buffer changes

September 4th, 2014 · Dept. of Forestry

Oregon forestry board may increase tree buffers along salmon streams, first time since 1994 (Oregonian, 9/3/2014)

ripstreamRiparian function and stream temperature (RipStream) project (serial) Oregon Department of Forestry

waterProtectionThe Oregon Forest Practices Act water protection rules : scientific and policy considerations [PDF] (1994) Oregon Department of Forestry

Authorized use of waterways

September 2nd, 2014 · Dept. of State Lands

Floating shack draws complaints from public (Statesman Journal, 8/30/2014)

waterwayAuthorizationWaterway authorizations : does your use of a waterway require state authorization? [PDF] (2011) Oregon Department of State Lands

Oregon spotted frog

September 2nd, 2014 · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Oregon spotted frog to be listed as threatened species because of lost habitat (Oregonian, 8/28/2014)

Oregon spotted frog to be listed as threatened (Bend Bulletin, 8/29/2014)

threatenedSpeciesThreatened, endangered, and candidate fish and wildlife species in Oregon [PDF] (2011) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wildlife Division

spottedFrogThe spotted frog in western Oregon [PDF] (1994) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wildlife Diversity Program

Economic and revenue forecast

August 28th, 2014 · Dept. of Administrative Services

Oregon revenue forecast: Up $70 million with ‘razor thin’ margin from triggering a ‘kicker (Oregonian, 8/28/2014)

5 things to know about Oregon’s revenue forecast (Statesman Journal, 8/28/2014)

State edges closer to ‘kicker’ refund (Portland Tribune, 8/28/2014)

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

Oregon least corrupt state

August 25th, 2014 · U.S. Dept. of Justice

Best state in America: Oregon, for its lack of corruption (Washington Post, 8/22/2014)

New Report Says Oregon is Nation’s Least Corrupt State (Willamette Week, 8/25/2014)

publicIntegrityReport to Congress on the activities and operations of the Public Integrity Section for … (annual) United States Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section

Small wind energy

August 25th, 2014 · Dept. of Energy

Small Wind Power Loses Steam In 2013 (OPB, 8/20/2014)

smallWindSmall wind electric systems : an Oregon consumer’s guide [PDF] (2002) Oregon Department of Energy

RETCResidential energy tax credit (RETC) small wind program [PDF] (2012) Oregon Department of Energy

Geothermal energy

August 25th, 2014 · Dept. of Energy, Oregon Institute of Technology, State Legislature

Northwest Researchers Work To Boost Geothermal Power (OPB, 8/24/2014)

geothermalGeothermal [PDF] (2012) Oregon Legislative Assembly, Legislative Committee Services

geothermalInOregonGeothermal in Oregon : where it is being used, where it can be used [PDF] (2007) Oregon Institute of Technology, Geo-Heat Center

geothermalEnergyGeothermal energy : why it matters to Oregon [PDF] (2012) Oregon Department of Energy

State Library reference room

August 19th, 2014 · State Legislature

Why is the state library closing its research room? (Statesman Journal, 8/19/2014)

librariesAndArchivesWorkgroup on Libraries & Archives in Oregon State Government, Feb 2012, report [PDF] (2012) Workgroup on Libraries and Archives in Oregon State Government

Oregon voter registration

August 18th, 2014 · Elections Division

Oregon’s reported voter registration drop was really just a data entry error (Oregonian, 8/15/2014)

voterStatsMonthly voter registration statistics (monthly) Oregon Office of the Secretary of State, Elections Division

Septic tank maintenance

August 18th, 2014 · Dept. of Environmental Quality

Homeowner fined by DEQ (Register Guard, 8/18/2014)

septicTanksSeptic tank maintenance [PDF] (2012) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Scam awareness

August 18th, 2014 · Dept. of Justice, State Treasury

Awareness is key to combating scams in Marion County (Statesman Journal, 8/17/2014)

identifyScamsGuard your money : how to identify possible scams [PDF] (2010) Oregon State Treasury

consumerTipsTop ten consumer tips to protect you and your family [PDF] (2013) Oregon Department of Justice, Financial Fraud/Consumer Protection Section