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Children’s mental health audit

May 29th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audits Division

State Audit Finds Unexplained Gaps In Children’s Mental Health┬áCare (OPB, 5/25/2012) Children’s mental health : ensuring access and sustaining services [PDF] (2012) Oregon Office of the Secretary of State, Audits Division

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School energy savings

May 23rd, 2012 · Comments Off · Audits Division

Oregon auditors find schools missed out on $40 million worth of energy savings (Oregonian, 5/22/2012) Senate Bill 1149 energy surcharge : unrealized savings on energy and school utility costs [PDF] (2012), Oregon Office of the Secretary of State, Audits Division

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Economic and revenue forecast

May 23rd, 2012 · Comments Off · Dept. of Administrative Services

Oregon economy slowly on the rise, but state budget stays put (Oregonian, 5/22/2012) Columbia River area leads state’s economic recovery (Statesman Journal, 5/22/2012) Oregon economic and revenue forecast [PDF] (quarterly), Oregon Department of Administrative Services, Office of Economic Analysis

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Summer road construction plan

May 23rd, 2012 · Comments Off · Dept. of Transportation

Oregon Zoo’s pregnant elephant makes ODOT’s busy road construction season a little wilder (Oregonian, 5/22/2012) 2012 northwest Oregon construction map [PDF] (2012) Oregon Department of Transportation

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Portland air pollution

May 23rd, 2012 · Comments Off · Dept. of Environmental Quality

Portland air pollution activists expand their campaign statewide (Oregonian, 5/21/2012) Portland Air Toxics Solutions committee report and recommendations [PDF] (2012) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

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Cornelius Pass Road safety

May 21st, 2012 · Comments Off · Dept. of Transportation

Scappoose family turns grief into political action, secures state money to improve dangerous road (Oregonian, 5/18/2012) Cornelius Pass Road safety evaluation JTA final report [PDF] (2011) Oregon Department of Transportation

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Oregon overweight, obesity, physical activity and nutrition facts

May 21st, 2012 · Comments Off · Health Authority

Medical cost of obesity in Oregon: $1.6 billion a year (Oregonian, 5/16/2012) State report puts dollar figure on Oregon’s obesity epidemic (Portland Tribune, 5/17/2012) Oregon overweight, obesity, physical activity and nutrition facts [PDF] (2012) Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division

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Unemployment rate

May 17th, 2012 · Comments Off · Employment Department

Oregon unemployment slips to 8.5 percent in April as jobs increase and summer hiring looks up (Oregonian, 5/15/2012) Oregon jobless rate dips to 8.5% (Register Guard, 5/15/2012) Oregon’s employment situation [PDF] (monthly serial), Oregon Employment Department. Worksource Oregon

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Celebrating Student Success

May 14th, 2012 · Comments Off · Dept. of Transportation

State honors pair of Keizer schools (Statesman Journal, 5/13/2012) Celebrating student success schools [pdf] (annual) Oregon Department of Education

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Zebra and quagga mussels

May 14th, 2012 · Comments Off · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Officials find invasive species (Statesman Journal, 5/11/2012) Boat Inspections Yield Results (OPB, 5/11/2012) Quagga mussel and zebra mussel [PDF] (2010) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Destructive quagga and zebra mussels threaten Oregon [PDF] (2011)

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Osprey nest removal

May 11th, 2012 · Comments Off · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

The U of O vs. an osprey nest (Statesman Journal,5/8/2012) Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) [PDF] (2010) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

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Oregon nonprofit sector

May 11th, 2012 · Comments Off · Portland State University

Oregon’s nonprofits are a $13 billion industry, according to first ever study of the sector (Oregonian, 5/8/2012) Oregon nonprofit sector report : the state of the nonprofit sector in Oregon [PDF] (2012) Portland State University

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Salem River Crossing Project

May 7th, 2012 · Comments Off · Dept. of Transportation

Public invited to give input on third bridge across Willamette at open house (Statesman Journal, 5/6/2012) Salem River Crossing Project draft environmental impact statement [PDF] (2012) Oregon Department of Transportation

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Killing cormorants to protect salmon

May 1st, 2012 · Comments Off · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

State asks to kill salmon-eating cormorants (Register Guard, 4/27/2012) Avian predation management on the Oregon coast [PDF] (2010) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

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Government Waste Hotline reports

May 1st, 2012 · Comments Off · Secretary of State

State auditors questioned nearly $8 million in public funds in 2011: Oregon Politics Roundup (Oregonian, 4/26/2012) Government Waste Hotline [PDF] (annual) Oregon Office of the Secretary of State

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