July 26, 2012 eClips

    • Internal audit finds problems at the Oregon Department of Revenue

 

  • Portland Pearl District park finalist for national urban open space award

 

 

  • After southeast Oregon wildfires, ag department asks land owners to replant with weed-free seeds

 

 

  • Kate Brown launches new online portal for Oregon business owners

 

 

  • John Kitzhaber recommends reform for Oregon medical malpractice laws

 

 

  • Nobody fired, four disciplined at Oregon Department of Revenue over $2.1 million refund

 

 

  • Oregon disciplines tax workers over $2.1 million refund

 

 

  • Oregon’s GDP Up, But That Doesn’t Mean More Jobs

 

 

  • Study Finds Oregon Children Struggling With Poverty

 

 

  • Governor’s Office Waiting for Federal Report on Environmental Impact of Coal Trains

 

 

  • Tribal health Advocates Worry About New CCO System

 

 

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INTERNAL AUDIT FINDS PROBLEMS AT THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

(Portland Oregonian)The Oregon Department of Revenue demoted one employee and took “formal disciplinary action” against three others following its internal investigation into how a Salem woman was able to claim $3.5 million in income and get a bogus $2.1 million refund.
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PORTLAND PEARL DISTRICT PARK FINALIST FOR NATIONAL URBAN OPEN SPACE AWARD

(Portland Oregonian)A Portland city park that looks like an island of wetlands in the Pearl District is garnering national attention.
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AFTER SOUTHEAST OREGON WILDFIRES, AG DEPARTMENT ASKS LAND OWNERS TO REPLANT WITH WEED-FREE SEEDS

(Portland Oregonian)In the wake of southeast Oregon wildfires, the Oregon Department of Agriculture urges ranchers and other landowners to replant burned areas with weed-free seed.
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KATE BROWN LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE PORTAL FOR OREGON BUSINESS OWNERS

(Portland Oregonian)Secretary of State Kate Brown’s office launched Business Xpress Wednesday, a new online information portal for business owners.
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JOHN KITZHABER RECOMMENDS REFORM FOR OREGON MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWS

(Portland Oregonian)The state can cut health care costs and reduce the number of medical-related lawsuits by requiring earlier notification of injuries as well as pretrial mediation, according to a recommendation Gov. John Kitzhaber issued Wednesday.
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NOBODY FIRED, FOUR DISCIPLINED AT OREGON DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE OVER $2.1 MILLION REFUND

(Portland Oregonian)The Oregon Department of Revenue said Wednesday that it has demoted one employee and taken “formal disciplinary action” against three others based on its internal investigation into how a Salem woman was able to fraudulently claim $3.5 million in income and receive a $2.1 million refund.
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OREGON DISCIPLINES TAX WORKERS OVER $2.1 MILLION REFUND

(Salem Statesman Journal)-Workers did not open a flagged tax file-

The Oregon Department of Revenue demoted one employee and disciplined three others in connection with the agencys failure to detect what is said to be the states largest case of personal income tax fraud.
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OREGON’S GDP UP, BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN MORE JOBS

(Oregon Public Broadcasting)Oregon’s gross domestic product last year was much higher than previously believed — according to a new report out of the California Lutheran University.
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STUDY FINDS OREGON CHILDREN STRUGGLING WITH POVERTY

(Oregon Public Broadcasting)Oregon’s children are struggling more with poverty and high costs of living than children from many other states, according to a new national report.
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GOVERNOR’S OFFICE WAITING FOR FEDERAL REPORT ON ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF COAL TRAINS

(The Lund Report)-Health, environmental justice and neighborhood groups point to the hazards of coal dust and increased rail traffic -

A group of doctors, environmental activists, neighborhood activists and Indian tribes has called on the governor’s office and the Oregon Health Authority to perform a health impact
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TRIBAL HEALTH ADVOCATES WORRY ABOUT NEW CCO SYSTEM

(The Lund Report)Oregon Health Authority, native health experts say specialty access not out of reach to non-enrollees
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