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School funding and the Quality Education Model

April 26th, 2012 · Comments Off · Quality Education Commission, State Legislature

School cuts fuel UPSET uprising (Portland Tribune, 4/26/2012) Quality Education Model : final report [PDF] (2010) Oregon Quality Education Commission Background brief on– quality education model [PDF] (2010) Oregon Legislative Assembly, Legislative Committee Services

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Child welfare audit

April 26th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audits Division, Secretary of State

New child welfare audit says Oregon can do more to reunite parents and kids in foster care (Oregonian, 4/24/2012) Child welfare program : strategies to help caseworkers reunited more families [PDF] (2012) Secretary of State, Audits Division

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Oregon’s kicker tax

April 23rd, 2012 · Comments Off · State Legislature

Recalling the strange saga of the corporate ‘kicker’ tax rebates (Oregonian, 4/23/2012) Oregon’s 2% surplus kicker [PDF] (2007) Legislative Revenue Office Surplus kicker [PDF] (2008) Legislative Revenue Office

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Gray water permits

April 17th, 2012 · Comments Off · Dept. of Environmental Quality

Oregon Ready For ‘Gray Water’ Applications (OPB, 4/17/2012) Reusing graywater in your landscape : a guide for Oregon homeowners [PDF] (2012) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Rules on graywater reuse and disposal systems [PDF] (2011) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

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Pedestrian deaths

April 16th, 2012 · Comments Off · Dept. of Transportation

Oregon Pedestrian Deaths Soar; Reminders Given (KTVZ, 4/13/2012) Oregon pedestrian, bicycle and driver rules : 2011-12 selected statutes [PDF] (2011) Oregon Department of Transportation What you need to know about Oregon crosswalk laws [PDF] (2006) Oregon Department of Transportation, Transportation Safety Division

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Fair housing

April 16th, 2012 · Comments Off · Housing and Community Services Dept.

Fair housing testers in town (Register Guard, 4/15/2012) 2011-2015 Oregon analysis of impediments to fair housing choice [PDF] (2010) Oregon Housing and Community Services Department Fair housing in Oregon [PDF] (2009) Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, Technical Assistance Unit

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Choking game

April 16th, 2012 · Comments Off · Health Authority

Oregon teens playing choking game, and social media may have increased its popularity (Oregonian, 4/16/2012) The choking game : a fact sheet for parents and teachers [PDF] (2012) Oregon Health Authority, Adolescent Health Section

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Diverse businesses

April 13th, 2012 · Comments Off · Governor's Office of Economic & Business Equity

Governor’s report: $33 million in contracts awarded to diverse Oregon firms last year (Statesman Journal, 4/10/2012) Oregon boosts minority, women business contracting (Oregon Business Journal, 4/12/2012) Calendar year … activities and program participation [PDF] (annual) Oregon Governor’s Office of Economic & Business Equity

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Union membership

April 9th, 2012 · Comments Off · Employment Department

More workers joining unions (Statesman Journal, 4/8/2012) Union membership in Oregon and the U.S. [PDF] (2011) WorkSource Oregon

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Drug-related deaths, 2011

April 6th, 2012 · Comments Off · State Police

Cheap, easy-to-get heroin leads to spike in Oregon overdose deaths (Oregonian, 4/5/2012) Drug-related deaths [PDF] (annual) Medical Examiner Division. State Police

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Feral swine

April 4th, 2012 · Comments Off · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Feral hogs at a crossroads in Oregon (Register Guard, 4/3/2012) Feral swine menace Oregon [PDF] (2010) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

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Rise in prison population

April 4th, 2012 · Comments Off · Dept. of Administrative Services

Forecast says Oregon prison population on track to surge (Oregonian, 3/30/2012) Oregon, Washington Anticipate Higher Demand For Prison Beds (Oregon Public Broadcasting, 3/29/2012) Oregon corrections population forecast [PDF] (Semiannual) Oregon Department of Administrative Services, Office of Economic Analysis

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Continuing education for contractors

April 4th, 2012 · Comments Off · Construction Contractors Board

New Oregon contractors rule requires training many say they don’t need (Oregonian, 3/31/2012) Residential continuing education [PDF] (2012) Oregon Construction Contractors Board

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