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Entries from November 30th, 2011

Prescription errors

November 30th, 2011 · Comments Off · State Board of Pharmacy

‘Alarming’ prescription drug mix-ups prompt alert from Oregon Board of Pharmacy (Oregonian, 11/29/11) News (Oregon State Board of Pharmacy) [PDF] (Serial), Oregon State Board of Pharmacy

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Child poverty in Oregon

November 28th, 2011 · Comments Off · Commission on Children and Families

Half of black children in Oregon live in poverty, new census data show, (Oregonian, 11/24/2011) Child poverty in Oregon [PDF] (2011), Oregon Commission on Children and Families

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Outdoor recreation

November 28th, 2011 · Comments Off · Dept. of Transportation, Parks & Recreation Dept.

Stub Stewart State Park offers cozy cabins, more travel/outdoor recreation news from regional newspapers (Oregonian, 11/28/2011) Stub Stewart State Park [PDF] (2010) Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department Oregon coast bike route [PDF] (2004), Oregon Department of Transportation, Bicycle and Pedestrian Program

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Minimum wage

November 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off · Bureau of Labor and Industries

Oregon Minimum Wage rises to $8.80 in 2012 (Oregon Business Report, 11/22/2011) State laws regulating minimum wage and the payment of wages [PDF] (serial) Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries

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Wild turkeys in Oregon

November 21st, 2011 · Comments Off · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Not so wild turkeys (Register Guard, 11/20/2011) Oregon’s wild turkey management plan, 2004 [PDF] (2004) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

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Federal timber payments

November 18th, 2011 · Comments Off · State Legislature

Some Oregon counties may cease to function if federal timber payments end (Oregonian, 11/17/2011) Counties face dire straits if timber payments end (Register Guard, 11/17/2011) Secure Rural Schools Act [PDF] (2010), Oregon Legislative Assembly, Legislative Committee Services

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Economic and revenue forecast

November 18th, 2011 · Comments Off · Dept. of Administrative Services

Oregon revenue forecast drops another $107 million, state economist says (Oregonian, 11/17/2011) Oregon lawmakers rethink budget after bleak revenue forecast (Statesman Journal, 11/17/2011) State budget reserves hit again (Register Guard, 11/17/2011) Oregon Revenues Take Another Hit (OPB, 11/17/2011) Oregon economic and revenue forecast [PDF] (quarterly serial), Oregon Department of Administrative Services, Office of Economic Analysis

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Child care costs

November 17th, 2011 · Comments Off · Dept. of Human Services, Employment Department

The cost of care (Register Guard, 11/16/2011) Oregon child care market rate study [PDF] (biennial), Oregon Department of Human Services The economic impact of Oregon’s child care industry [PDF] (2010) Oregon Employment Department, Child Care Division

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Asbestos removal

November 14th, 2011 · Comments Off · Dept. of Consumer & Business Services

Asbestos removal errors lead to fines (Statesman Journal, 11/12/2011) Asbestos exposure : what building owners need to know [PDF] (2010), Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division Asbestos – rules of abatement [PDF] (serial), Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division

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Substance abuse treatment

November 10th, 2011 · Comments Off · Health Authority

A new life for Oregon’s recovering addicts (Statesman Journal, 11,10,2011) Substance abuse treatment follow-up study : final report [PDF] (2011), Oregon Health Authority, Addictions and Mental Health Division

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Western Lily

November 9th, 2011 · Comments Off · Dept. of Agriculture

Help for Oregon’s rarest lily (KVAL, 11/9/2011) Western lily (Lilium occidentale) [PDF] (2011) Department of Agriculture, Native Plant Conservation Program

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Children and Poverty

November 9th, 2011 · Comments Off · State Legislature

Children First for Oregon reports more children have health care; more also poor and homeless (Oregonian, 11/8/2011) Oregon Healthy Kids [PDF] (2010), Legislative Committee Services

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Elliott State Forest management plan

November 5th, 2011 · No Comments · Dept. of Forestry

Board OKs more logging in Elliott State Forest (Register Guard, 11/4/2011) Gov. John Kitzhaber says forest policies must balance health of habitat and rural communities (Oregonian, 11/3/2011) Elliott State Forest management plan, final plan draft [PDF] (2011) Oregon Department of Forestry

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Consumption-based greenhouse gas emissions

November 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Dept. of Environmental Quality

Composting food waste is green; not wasting food is greener (Oregonian, 11/1/2011) Report Shows Carbon Footprint Beyond Oregon’s Borders (Oregon Public Broadcasting, 11/1/2011) Local consumption, global impact : greenhouse gas emissions from consumption in Oregon [PDF] (2011) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

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Health equity in Oregon

November 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Health Authority

Oregon Health Authority Evaluates Performance on Health Equity (The Lund Report, 10/31/2011) State of equity report : summary of findings [PDF] (2011) Oregon Health Authority

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Appliance tax credits

November 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Dept. of Energy

Oregon Appliance Tax Credits Will Soon End (Oregon Public Broadcasting, 10/28/2011) Oregon residential energy tax credit [PDF] (2006) Oregon Department of Energy

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Threatened bats in Oregon

November 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

The scary thing about bats, biologist says, is declining habitat (Register Guard, 10/30/2011) Bats feeling pressure in Oregon (East Oregonian, 10/29/2011) Scary? No, But Oregon’s Bats are in Trouble (Salem News, 10/28/2011) Batty for bats! [PDF] (2010) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Bats [PDF] (2000) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

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Prison spending

November 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Dept. of Corrections

New Oregon commission tackles rising prison costs, misconceptions about crime (Oregonian, 10/29/2011) Correctional spending trends [PDF] (2011) Oregon Legislative Assembly, Legislative Fiscal Office Recidivism of new parolees and probationers [PDF] (semiannual) Oregon Department of Corrections, Research and Evaluation Unit

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Fallen law enforcement officers

November 1st, 2011 · Comments Off · Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training

Board votes to add names of two law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty to state memorial in Salem (Oregonian, 10/27/2011) Oregon fallen law enforcement officers [PDF] (2007) Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training

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