July 27, 2012 eClips

    • Agate Beach dock removal changed to August

 

  • Oregon Board of Forestry agrees to highlight conservation areas in state forests

 

 

  • Knute Buehler scoffs at Kate Brown’s request to cap spending at $1 million

 

 

  • Oregon Department of Lands searching for a new director

 

 

  • Oregon State Treasury spokesman gets traffic citation in pedestrian death in Salem

 

 

  • Oregon PERS needs changes, state Treasurer Ted Wheeler says

 

 

  • Coal exports won’t produce long-term economic benefits for Oregon — Guest Opinion

 

 

  • Oregon on the defensive against invasive quagga mussels

 

 

  • Whooping cough nears epidemic levels in Oregon

 

 

  • Audit released on Oregon prison staffing

 

 

  • Governor urges mediation in malpractice cases

 

 

  • Second marijuana measure still in dispute

 

 

  • Gov. Kitzhaber appoints county commissioner Skundrick to state board

 

 

  • State Creates Long-Term Care Insurance Appeals Process

 

 

  • Kitzhaber Backs Multi-State Collaboration

 

 

  • Forest Land Trust Decision Irks County

 

 

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

 

 

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AGATE BEACH DOCK REMOVAL CHANGED TO AUGUST

(Portland Oregonian)Oregon Parks and Recreation has announced that the removal of the Agate Beach tsunami dock that washed ashore in June will begin Aug. 1.
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OREGON BOARD OF FORESTRY AGREES TO HIGHLIGHT CONSERVATION AREAS IN STATE FORESTS

(Portland Oregonian)Oregon’s Board of Forestry voted 4-2 today to authorize labeling state forest swaths that are already largely logging-free as “high value conservation areas.”
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KNUTE BUEHLER SCOFFS AT KATE BROWN’S REQUEST TO CAP SPENDING AT $1 MILLION

(Portland Oregonian)Democratic Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown called upon her chief rival Thursday to limit spending for the Nov. 6 election, saying that voters deserved an honest debate between the two without “a ceaseless barrage of 30-second TV ads.”
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OREGON DEPARTMENT OF LANDS SEARCHING FOR A NEW DIRECTOR

(Portland Oregonian)The Oregon Land Board has begun the search for a new director of the Department of State Lands to replace the current director, Louise Solliday, who is retiring Oct. 31.
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OREGON STATE TREASURY SPOKESMAN GETS TRAFFIC CITATION IN PEDESTRIAN DEATH IN SALEM

(Portland Oregonian)The spokesman for the Oregon State Treasury has been cited in the death of a pedestrian, who was killed July 16 in a crosswalk in Salem.

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OREGON PERS NEEDS CHANGES, STATE TREASURER TED WHEELER SAYS

(Portland Oregonian)Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler is stepping into the state’s pension reform debate, endorsing changes to the system that he says are necessary to ensure its sustainability while protecting basic services like public safety and education.
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COAL EXPORTS WON’T PRODUCE LONG-TERM ECONOMIC BENEFITS FOR OREGON — GUEST OPINION

(Portland Oregonian)I cannot believe that we Oregonians are seriously considering the idea of partnering with Wyoming and Montana in order to export coal to China and anybody else who might want it.
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OREGON ON THE DEFENSIVE AGAINST INVASIVE QUAGGA MUSSELS

(Portland Oregonian)Oregon is beginning to fortify its borders against a monster invader the size of a watermelon seed.
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WHOOPING COUGH NEARS EPIDEMIC LEVELS IN OREGON

(Salem Statesman Journal)Oregon is seeing an epidemic of whooping cough this year, and public health officials think low adult immunization rates and the waning potency of vaccinations over time could be partly to blame.
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AUDIT RELEASED ON OREGON PRISON STAFFING

(Salem Statesman Journal)-Secretary of State’s office finds well-managed facilities, little to cut-

As a state panel begins to look at rising corrections costs, an audit released Thursday says the Department of Corrections is unlikely to find big savings in how it staffs its prisons.
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GOVERNOR URGES MEDIATION IN MALPRACTICE CASES

(Salem Statesman Journal)Gov. John Kitzhaber has proposed medical malpractice reforms to a committee appointed to review the medical liability system, suggesting mediation efforts aimed at avoiding lawsuits.
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SECOND MARIJUANA MEASURE STILL IN DISPUTE

(Salem Statesman Journal)A second marijuana-legalization measure failed Thursday to obtain enough signatures to qualify for the Nov. 6 ballot, but its backers hope it will still get there via a lawsuit pending in Marion County Circuit Court.
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GOV. KITZHABER APPOINTS COUNTY COMMISSIONER SKUNDRICK TO STATE BOARD

(Medford Mail Tribune)Jackson County Commissioner Don Skundrick has been appointed by Gov. John Kitzhaber to the state’s Infrastructure Finance Authority board, which helps communities improve public health and safety through infrastructure improvements, especially involving safe drinking water and wastewater systems.
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STATE CREATES LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE APPEALS PROCESS

(Oregon Public Broadcasting)If you’re younger than 45, you probably haven’t thought much about long-term care insurance.

Basically, it provides money to pay for in-home or nursing home care when you’re too infirm or sick to cook or wash yourself.
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KITZHABER BACKS MULTI-STATE COLLABORATION

(Oregon Public Broadcasting)Governor John Kitzhaber talked about the importance of collaborating with neighboring states Thursday, in a speech about the economy.
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FOREST LAND TRUST DECISION IRKS COUNTY

(Oregon Public Broadcasting)-Daily Astorian-

The handling of a decision by the Council of Forest Land Trust Counties to intervene in a timber-harvest lawsuit filed against Oregon forest management agencies drew criticism from the Clatsop County Board of Commissioners Wednesday night and created some fireworks among its members.
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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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