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Entries from May 25th, 2010

Food safety at farmers’ markets

May 25th, 2010 · Comments Off · Dept. of Agriculture

Food labeling at Oregon farmer’s markets depends on where it’s eaten (The Oregonian, 5/16/10) Keeping food safe at local farm direct markets [PDF] (2008) Oregon Department of Agriculture, Food Safety Division Food safety at farmers markets [PDF] (2009) Oregon Department of Agriculture, Food Safety Division

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Civil rights complaint process

May 25th, 2010 · Comments Off · Bureau of Labor and Industries

Charges filed against state agency a rare occurrence (Statesman-Journal, 5/17/10) BOLI’s civil rights complaint process [PDF] (2009) Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, Civil Rights Division

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Food stamps in Oregon

May 25th, 2010 · Comments Off · Children, Adults & Families Division, Hunger Relief Task Force, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

More Oregonians than ever are receiving food stamps (The Oregonian, 5/15/10) Record number of Oregonians get food stamps (Statesman-Journal, 5/18/10) Oregon Children, Adults and Families data charts (monthly report) Oregon Department of Human Services, Children, Adults and Families Division History of food stamps and SNAP [PDF] (2010) Oregon Hunger Relief Task Force Trends in Supplemental […]

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Oregon’s fiscal future

May 21st, 2010 · Comments Off · Governor's Reset Cabinet

New report says Oregon faces decade of budget deficits (The Oregonian, 5/21/2010) Governor’s task force warns of a decade of deficits (Statesman Journal, 5/21/2010) Update from the Governor’s Reset Cabinet [PDF] (2010) Oregon Governor’s Reset Cabinet

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Grasshoppers in the West

May 20th, 2010 · Comments Off · Dept. of Agriculture, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Swarms of Grasshoppers Predicted to Plague the West this Year (The Oregonian, 05/11/2010) Oregon grasshopper and Mormon cricket survey summary for 2009 [PDF] (2009) Oregon State Department of Agriculture, Plant Division Grasshoppers and Mormon crickets [PDF] (2003) United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

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Eager for Electric Vehicles

May 20th, 2010 · Comments Off · U.S. Dept. of Energy

Oregon is an Early and Eager Test Market for Several Electric Car Automakers (The Oregonian, 05/08/2010) Electric vehicles overview(2010) United States Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

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Vote By Mail

May 20th, 2010 · Comments Off · U.S. Congress

Brown Promotes Mail Voting (Statesman Journal, 5/9/10) Video of Kate Brown’s statement [Video], Testimony [PDF] (2010) U.S Congress, Senate Rules Committee

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Alcohol & Drug Prevention

May 18th, 2010 · Comments Off · Alcohol & Drug Policy Commission

Study finds Oregon drug programs underfunded (Oregon Public Broadcasting, 5/7/2010) Improving Oregon’s alcohol and drug prevention and recovery strategy [PDF](2010) Oregon Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission

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Compensation Law

May 18th, 2010 · Comments Off · Dept. of Consumer & Business Services

1990 compensation law leaves a legacy of cooperation (Statesman Journal, 5/9/10) Celebrating 20 years success in workers’ compensation[PDF](2010) Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services

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Oregon’s Prescription Drug Program

May 18th, 2010 · Comments Off · Health Authority

Cut your drug costs (The Register-Guard, 5/10/2010) Frequently asked questions [PDF] (2009) Oregon Health Authority, Prescription Drug Program

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Green insurance

May 11th, 2010 · Comments Off · Dept. of Consumer & Business Services

44 insurers offer greener policies (Statesman Journal, 5/1/10) Green insurance for homes and commercial buildings [PDF] (2010) Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Insurance Division

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Harmful tropical fungus in Oregon

May 6th, 2010 · Comments Off · Public Health Division

Dangerous fungi gets attention of Oregon health officials (OPB News, 4/27/2010) Cryptococcus gattii: information for health care providers [PDF] (2008) Oregon Department of Human Services, Public Health Division, Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention Program

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New Oregon poet laureate

May 4th, 2010 · Comments Off · State Library

Paulann Petersen named Oregon’s sixth poet laureate (The Oregonian, 4/26/2010) Kindle (2008) Paulann Petersen “Finish” “When Meeting the other” “Charles Burchfield, Your World” The Oregon Poetry Collection at the Oregon State Library (2010) Oregon State Library 150 books for 150 years of statehood (2009) Poetry Northwest and the Oregon State Library

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