March 27, 2012 eClips

  • Gazelle beetles are latest European import to Oregon — a worrisome, adaptable, fast-moving insect
  • State auditors finds Oregon State Data Center secure, stable, makes recommendations
  • Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber hires new energy policy adviser
  • Plan to close Oregon post offices triggers ‘return to sender’ response in Congress
  • Short-term tax fixes don’t fix — Opinion
  • State, feds reach accord on mental-health plans
  • Oregon urban areas smaller and denser than much of the nation– Blog
  • Southern Oregon Water Outlook Improving
  • Guidelines Set for Community Health Workers to Participate in CCOs
  • Education Scholar Encourages Innovation
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    GAZELLE BEETLES ARE LATEST EUROPEAN IMPORT TO OREGON — A WORRISOME, ADAPTABLE, FAST-MOVING INSECT

    (Portland Oregonian)As far as anyone knows, the U.S. had zero European gazelle beetles before 2007.
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    STATE AUDITORS FINDS OREGON STATE DATA CENTER SECURE, STABLE, MAKES RECOMMENDATIONS

    (Portland Oregonian)Two years ago state auditors blasted Oregon’s state government Data Center as too slow to beef up security.
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    OREGON GOV. JOHN KITZHABER HIRES NEW ENERGY POLICY ADVISER

    (Portland Oregonian)Gov. John Kitzhaber announced Monday that he has hired Margi Hoffmann to be his new energy adviser.
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    PLAN TO CLOSE OREGON POST OFFICES TRIGGERS ‘RETURN TO SENDER’ RESPONSE IN CONGRESS

    (Portland Oregonian)Tiller, an unincorporated Oregon community pressed against the western boundary of the Umpqua National Forest, is not the first place that comes to mind when discussing an impending throw-down in Congress.
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    SHORT-TERM TAX FIXES DON’T FIX — OPINION

    (Portland Oregonian)The promises started almost as soon as the votes were counted on Measures 66 and 67 in January 2010.
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    STATE, FEDS REACH ACCORD ON MENTAL-HEALTH PLANS

    (Salem Statesman Journal)The U.S. Department of Justice says it has reached agreement with Oregon officials on a yearslong strategy for reforming the states community mental-health system, correspondence obtained by the Statesman Journal shows.
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    OREGON URBAN AREAS SMALLER AND DENSER THAN MUCH OF THE NATION– BLOG

    (Salem Statesman Journal)The Census Bureau released its report on urban vs. rural population today, showing the percentage of citizens in urban areas crept up from 79 to 80.7 percent over the past decade.
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    SOUTHERN OREGON WATER OUTLOOK IMPROVING

    (kdrv.com Medford)If you’re thinking that recent rains and snow should be helping improve the summer water outlook for southern Oregon, you’re right.
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    GUIDELINES SET FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS TO PARTICIPATE IN CCOS

    (The Lund Report)-But more work needs to be done to develop the training and education programs -

    Community health workers who will work with coordinated care organizations CCOs will be expected to need 80 hours of training and education, but not be licensed, according to recommendations that a subcommittee of the Oregon Healthcare Workforce Committee expects to approve Wednesday.
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    EDUCATION SCHOLAR ENCOURAGES INNOVATION

    (National Public Radio)Oregon teachers and the governor heard from one of the nation’s pre-eminent education scholars Monday at an event sponsored by the Oregon Education Association.
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