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Homeless students

September 30th, 2010 · Comments Off · Dept. of Education

Number of homeless students in Oregon continues to increase (The Register-Guard, 9/23/10) Homeless students K-12 count, 2009-10 (2010) Oregon Department of Education

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Voters’ pamphlets

September 28th, 2010 · Comments Off · Elections Division, State Library

Voter guides from past elections are available online (Statesman Journal, 9/20/10) Oregon Voters’ Pamphlet Project Oregon Secretary of State, Elections Division Oregon State Library, Government Research Services

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Western snowy plover habitat plan

September 28th, 2010 · Comments Off · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, Parks & Recreation Dept., U.S. Dept. of the Interior

Wildlife and Oregon parks officials agree on habitat plan for endangered western snowy plovers (The Oregonian, 9/17/10) Habitat conservation plan for the western snowy plover [PDF] (2010) Oregon Parks and Recreation Department United States Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

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Less waste in 2009

September 27th, 2010 · Comments Off · Dept. of Environmental Quality

With the economy down, Oregonians generated less waste in 2009 (The Oregoniann, 9/16/10) Oregon recovery and waste generation rates report (Annual report) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

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Draft solar code

September 27th, 2010 · Comments Off · Dept. of Consumer & Business Services

Oregon solar code needs tweaking (Daily Journal of Commerce, 9/14/10) Oregon solar installation specialty code [PDF] (2010) Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Building Codes Division

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Bikeways in the Willamette Valley

September 27th, 2010 · Comments Off · Parks & Recreation Dept.

Area bikeways may get state nod (The Register-Guard, 9/13/10) Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway (2009) Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

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Crime rates drop

September 21st, 2010 · Comments Off · Criminal Justice Commission

Crime rate in Oregon drops to lowest levels in four decades (The Oregonian, 9/13/10) Cities saw crime fall in 2009 (The Register-Guard, 9/14/10) Crime and incarceration trends [PDF] (2009) Oregon Criminal Justice Commission Crime in Oregon report [PDF] (2010) Oregon Criminal Justice Commission Crime in the United States, 2009 (2010) United States Department of Justice, […]

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Health insurance exchange

September 21st, 2010 · Comments Off · Health Authority, Health Policy Board

Health reform: help Oregon design a health insurance exchange (The Oregonian, 9/12/10) Health Insurance Exchange [PDF] (2010) Oregon Health Authority Health Insurance Exchange: draft policy recommendations [PDF] (2010) Oregon Health Policy Board

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Wildlife habitat protection

September 21st, 2010 · Comments Off · U.S. Dept. of Energy

Bonneville Power Administration releases plan to protect 16,880 acres of Willamette Valley habitat (The Oregonian, 9/11/10) Willamette River Basin memorandum of agreement regarding wildlife habitat protection between the State of Oregon and the BPA [PDF] (2010) United States Department of Energy, Bonneville Power Administration

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Suicide rate in Oregon

September 16th, 2010 · Comments Off · Public Health Division

Report: State suicide rate rising (The Register-Guard, 9/10/10) A troubling rise in Oregon suicides (The Source Weekly, 9/10/10) Suicide in Oregon: trends and risk factors [PDF] (2010) Oregon Department of Human Services, Public Health Division, Office of Disease Prevention and Epidemiology, Injury and Violence Prevention Program

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Record low rate of traffic fatalities

September 16th, 2010 · Comments Off · U.S. Dept. of Transportation

Oregon traffic deaths fall to lowest level in state history (The Oregonian, 9/10/10) Highlights of 2009 motor vehicle crashes [PDF] (2010) United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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State Hospital review

September 16th, 2010 · Comments Off · Dept. of Human Services

New report labels Oregon State Hospital ‘rudderless’ (Statesman Journal, 9/4/10) Report: State Hospital change creates confusion (The Register-Guard, 9/5/10) Quality and compliance external review for the Oregon State Hospital [PDF] (2010) Oregon Department of Human Services

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Naturally occuring hazardous materials

September 15th, 2010 · Comments Off · Dept. of Transportation

ODOT probes for hazardous materials (Daily Journal of Commerce, 9/7/10) Naturally occurring hazardous materials: natural doesn’t always equal healthy [PDF] (2009) Oregon Department of Transportation

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Health care possibilities

September 15th, 2010 · Comments Off · Health Policy Board

Policy board will outline health care possibilities (Mail Tribune, 9/7/10) Health insurance exchange: draft policy recommendations [PDF] (2010) Oregon Health Policy Board A publicly owned health insurance plan for Oregon: background, initial findings and preliminary business plan [PDF] (2010) Oregon Health Policy Board

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ODOT disparity study

September 15th, 2010 · Comments Off · Dept. of Transportation

ODOT disparity study stuck in past (Daily Journal of Commerce, 9/3/10) The State of Oregon Department of Transportation disparity and availability study : final report (2007) Oregon Department of Transportation

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Tansy ragwort

September 10th, 2010 · Comments Off · Dept. of Agriculture

Toxic weed alert: Tansy ragwort is flourishing this year, and that means trouble (The Oregonian, 9/2/10) Tansy ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) [PDF] (2009) Oregon Department of Agriculture, Plant Division, Noxious Weed Control Program

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School immunizations

September 10th, 2010 · Comments Off · Public Health Division

Put vaccinations on the back-to-school to-do list (The Oregonian, 9/1/10) Parents, don’t let your child get left behind! [PDF] (2010) Oregon Department of Human Services, Public Health Division, Immunization Program ¡Padres no dejen que sus hijos se queden atras! [PDF] (2010) Departmento de Servicios Humanos de Oregon, División de Salud Pública, Programa de Inmunización de […]

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History of federal forestland

September 9th, 2010 · Comments Off · Forest Resources Institute

The forest fire that changed everything (The Oregonian, 8/31/10) Federal forestland in Oregon [PDF] (2010) Oregon Forest Resources Institute

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Public internet access at libraries

September 9th, 2010 · Comments Off · U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services

Public libraries: Diverse picture of patrons emerges here, elsewhere (The Oregonian, 8/28/10) Opportunity for all: How the American public benefits from internet access at U.S. libraries [PDF] (2010) United States Institute of Museum and Library Services

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Hospitals report

September 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off · Patient Safety Commission

Report: 32 patients died in ’09 in preventable Oregon hospital errors (Statesman Journal, 8/21/10) Hospital report [PDF] (2010) Oregon Patient Safety Commission

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