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Swiss needle cast

January 31st, 2012 · Comments Off · Dept. of Forestry, Oregon State University

Foresters study fungus stunting Douglas firs (Statesman Journal, 1/28/2012) Swiss needle cast of Douglas-fir in Oregon [PDF] (2008) Oregon State University Extension Service Swiss needle cast map [PDF] (annual) Oregon Department of Forestry

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Woodburn Interchange Project

January 31st, 2012 · Comments Off · Dept. of Transportation

Sidewalk not far from front door (Statesman Journal, 1/29/2012) Project information paper : I-5 @ OR 214 interchange (Woodburn) [PDF] (2011) Oregon Department of Transportation, Region 2 Office Woodburn Interchange revised environmental assessment [PDF] (2006) Oregon Department of Transportation

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Early Learning Council proposals

January 31st, 2012 · Comments Off · Early Learning Council

Governor’s overhaul seeks to consolidate groups serving youths (Statesman Journal, 1/29/2012) Early Learning Council SB 909 report [PDF] (2011) Oregon Early Learning Council

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Oregon’s timber industry

January 25th, 2012 · Comments Off · Dept. of Administrative Services

Charting the decline of Oregon’s timber industry (The Oregonian, 1/23/2012) Historical look at Oregon’s wood product industry [PDF] (2012) Oregon Office of Economic Analysis

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Revenue for Oregon counties

January 24th, 2012 · Comments Off · Office of the Governor

Loss of federal forest payments has Oregon counties looking for revenue while having millions that can’t be tapped (The Oregonian, 1/21/2012) Governor’s Task Force on Federal Forest Payments and County Services final report [PDF] (2009) Oregon Governor’s Task Force on Federal Forest Payments and County Services

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Employment statistics

January 20th, 2012 · Comments Off · Employment Department

Oregon’s jobless rate dips under 9%, but economists still wary (Oregonian, 1/18/2012) December jobless rate below 9 percent in Oregon (Statesman Journal, 1/18/2012) Oregon’s employment situation [PDF] (monthly) Oregon Employment Department

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Proficiency-based education

January 17th, 2012 · Comments Off · Education Investment Board

Proficiency-based learning gaining popularity for its focus on knowledge (Statesman Journal, 1/15/2012) Oregon learns [PDF] (2011) Oregon Education Investment Board

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Agricultural production

January 17th, 2012 · Comments Off · Dept. of Agriculture

Oregon farmers look for improvement in 2012, but volatility is a perennial crop (Oregonian, 1/14/2012) Oregon agripedia (annual) Oregon State Department of Agriculture

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Businesses planning to hire

January 10th, 2012 · Comments Off · Employment Department

Survey finds hiring in Oregon expected to be flat (Statesman Journal, 1/10/2012) One-third of Oregon employers plan to hire soon [PDF] (2012) Worksource Oregon

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New business registrations

January 10th, 2012 · Comments Off · Secretary of State

Oregon business registrations tick up by 1,100 since January 2011 (The Oregonian, 1/10/2012) Business report [PDF] (Monthly serial), Secretary of State. Corporations Division

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Recycling electronic waste

January 9th, 2012 · Comments Off · Dept. of Environmental Quality

Rising tide of e-waste poses test (Register Guard, 1/8/2012) How DEQ regulates electronics waste [PDF] (2011) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Land Quality Division

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Invasive species report card

January 9th, 2012 · Comments Off · Invasive Species Council

Oregon’s worst invasive species include mussels and hawkweed and feral pigs (The Oregonian, 1/6/2012) Report card on Oregon’s invasive species activities [PDF] (annual), Oregon Invasive Species Council 100 most dangerous invaders to keep out of Oregon [PDF] (annual)

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Accountability system for schools

January 9th, 2012 · Comments Off · Dept. of Education

Oregon seeks OK to judge schools on overall performance, not success with small groups that typically struggle (The Oregonian, 1/8/2012) Schools in improvement [PDF] (annual), Oregon Department of Education

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Oregon’s public safety system

January 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off · Commission on Public Safety

Oregon Corrections-Related Chart Of The Year, (Willamette Week, 12/30/2011) Report to the governor [PDF] (2011) Oregon Commission on Public Safety

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Owls in Oregon

January 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Learn About Oregon’s Whoo-riffic Owls, (Salem News, 12/31/2011) Whooooo am I? [PDF] (2011) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

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