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Century farms

July 31st, 2012 · Comments Off · Dept. of Agriculture

A century and more of Oregon farming, with help from land-use laws and property tax breaks (Oregonian, 7/31/2012) Century and sesquicentennial awards 1958-2010 [PDF] (2010) Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program

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Oregon’s water laws

July 31st, 2012 · Comments Off · Water Resources Department

Jackson County man sentenced for illegal water diversion, ordered to breach dams (Oregonian, 7/27/2012) Oregon water law [PDF](2003) Oregon Water Resources Department Water rights in Oregon : an introduction to Oregon’s water laws [PDF](2009)

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Fish passage projects

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

Oregon watershed councils awarded grants for stream restoration, removal of barriers for fish (Oregonian, 7/27/2012) Retrofitting culverts for fish [PDF](2005) Oregon Department of Transportation, Research Unit Fish passage through retrofitted culverts : final report [PDF](2004)

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Corrections staffing audit

July 27th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audits Division

Audit released on Oregon prison staffing (Statesman Journal, 7/27/2012) Department of Corrections: Managing Security Personnel Costs [PDF](2012) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

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Cool Schools

July 25th, 2012 · Comments Off · Dept. of Energy

Kitzhaber’s ‘Cool Schools’ program gets off to a lukewarm start (Oregonian, 7/23/2012) Cool schools=smart savings [PDF] (2012), Oregon Department of Energy Monroe School District reaps big benefits from energy savings [PDF] (2012)Oregon Department of Energy All 11 Klamath Falls school buildings getting upgrades [PDF] (2012) Oregon Department of Energy

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Western meadowlark habitat

July 24th, 2012 · Comments Off · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Land purchase aids wildlife (Register Guard, 7/22/2012)

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Job skills gap

July 24th, 2012 · Comments Off · Employment Department

Solution to skills gap is training for new hires (Statesman Journal, 7/20/2012) What employers need : workforce challenges among fabricated metal manufacturers in Marion, Polk, and Yamhill counties [PDF] (2012) Oregon Employment Department, Worksource Oregon

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Mule deer poaching case

July 24th, 2012 · Comments Off · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

3 teens suspected in big deer poaching case in central Oregon (Oregonian, 7/20/2012) Oregon mule deer initiative [PDF] (2011) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

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Employment and unemployment

July 20th, 2012 · Comments Off · Employment Department

Oregon marks 4 straight months of job gains as uncertainty pervades U.S. economy (Oregonian, 7/18/2012) Job growth slow to recover in Oregon (Statesman Journal, 7/18/2012) Oregon’s employment situation [PDF] (annual) Oregon Employment Department

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Baby boomers

July 17th, 2012 · Comments Off · Employment Department

In Oregon, baby boomers still rule (Oregonian, 7/13/2012) Oregon labor trends [PDF] (monthly) Oregon Emloyment Department

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Workforce investment goals

July 14th, 2012 · No Comments · Workforce Investment Board

Kitzhaber announces workforce-readiness strategy (Portland Business Journal, 7/13/2012) “Oregon at Work” outlines strategies for more competitive workers and businesses (Daily Astorian, 7/13/2012) Oregon at Work: Oregon’s Workforce Development Strategic Plan 2012-2022 [PDF] (2012) Oregon Workforce Investment Board

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Increased timber harvest

July 11th, 2012 · Comments Off · Dept. of Forestry

Oregon timber harvest jumps 13 percent, but still way below historic levels (Oregonian, 7/10/2012) Oregon timber harvest jumps 13 percent, but still way below historic levels [PDF] (annual), Oregon Department of Forestry

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Whooping cough

July 10th, 2012 · Comments Off · Health Authority

Officials call pertussis alert (Register Guard, 7/10/2012) CD Summary, April 10, 2012 [PDF] (serial) Oregon Health Authority. Public Health Division

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Marbled murrelet lawsuit

July 9th, 2012 · Comments Off · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Oregon suspends logging amid marbled murrelet lawsuit (Oregonian, 7/2/2012) The Marbled murrelet and the Oregon Endangered Species Act [PDF] (1995) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

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Wastewater temperature

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

Warm wastewater may be costly for Corvallis residents (Statesman Journal, 6/30/2012) Willamette Basin TMDL : regulating and monitoring wastewater discharges [PDF] (2007) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Water Quality Division

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Board and commission audit

July 9th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audits Division, Secretary of State

Kate Brown to John Kitzhaber: How to better manage Oregon’s boards, commissions (Oregonian, 6/28/2012) Oregon tops 250 advisory boards (Statesman Journal, 6/28/2012) Boards and commissions : common risks, needed oversight, and steps to manage them [PDF] (2012)

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