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Read All About It, Oregon - Oregon Government Documents and the News

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Cartel-affiliated groups likely to expand heroin, meth trafficking in Oregon, report concludes (Oregonian, 6/12/2014). Oregon HIDTA Program drug threat assessment & counter-drug strategy (annual) by Oregon HIDTA Program.

High intensity drug trafficking areas

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The growing nursery business (Portland Tribune, 6/12/2014). Nursery news (serial) by Oregon State Department of Agriculture. Oregon’s nursery industry : a history of growth – before the great recession recession (2012) by Oregon Employment Department.

Nursery industry

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Oregon infrastructure not ready for quake, tsunami (Statesman Journal, 6/5/2014). The Oregon resilience plan (2013) by Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Committee.

Earthquake and tsunami preparedness

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Oregon’s 1,250 schools have just 144 librarians, library group says (Oregonian, 6/6/2014). How many Oregon school libraries meet the requirements of Oregon’s fully funded quality education model? (annual) by Oregon State Library.

School librarians

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Oregon Fish & Wildlife Commission voting on plan to limit hatchery salmon (Oregonian, 6/6/2014). Coastal multi-species conservation and management plan : final draft (2014) by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Hatchery salmon

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West Coast groundfish certified as sustainable (Register Guard, 6/4/2014). Oregon’s groundfish fishery trends, implications, and transitioning plans(2002) by Oregon Coastal Zone Management Association.

Groundfish sustainability

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Moving into the Community (Register Guard, 6/8/2014). Employment first report : bettering employment outcomes for Oregonians with intellectual and developmental disabilities (serial) by Oregon Department of Human Services.

Commuter economics: What happens when 7 percent of Oregon’s workforce lives elsewhere (Oregonian, 6/9/2014). Oregon’s nonresident workers (2014) by Oregon Employment Department.

Non-resident workers

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Black bear captured in NE Portland (Portland Tribune, 6/11/2014). Oregon is black bear country : guidelines for living with black bears (2006) by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Voter Turnout At All-Time Low In Oregon Primary (OPB, 5/22/2014). Voter turnout history for primary elections (2014) by Oregon Office of the Secretary of State, Elections Division.

Primary election voter turnout

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Oregon one of 17 states sticking with Smarter Balanced test of Common Core math and reading (Oregonian, 5/22/2014). Statewide assessments & essential skills transition plan from OAKS and OAKS extended to smarter balanced (2014) by Oregon Department of Education.

Smarter Balanced

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Hot Seat: Ted Wheeler (Willamette Week, 5/21/2014). Building a workforce for the future : the Oregon Opportunity Initiative (2013) by Oregon State Treasury.

Oregon Opportunity Initiative

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Oregon Counties Show Steady Improvements To Jobless Rates (OPB, 5/20/2014). Oregon Labor Force & Unemployment by Area (monthly) by Oregon Employment Department.

Unemployment rate

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Massive survey of Oregon teachers reveals subpar learning conditions for students (Oregonian, 5/29/2014). 2014 TELL Oregon survey : preliminary findings (2014) by Oregon Department of Education.

Oregon revenue up, but no kicker (Statesman Journal, 5/29/2014). Oregon economic and revenue survey (quarterly) by Oregon Department of Administrative Services.

Economic and Revenue Forecast

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Secret meetings raise legal questions (Gazette-Times, 5/29/2014). Attorney General’s public records and meetings manual (serial) by Oregon Department of Justice.

Public meetings law

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OR-7: Oregon biologists collar another wolf in Imnaha pack (Oregonian, 5/29/2014). Oregon wolf population (annual) by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wildlife Division.

Oregon wolf population

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Young workers in Oregon are an ‘endangered species,’ new state report claims (Oregonian, 5/29/2014). Endangered : youth in the labor force by (2014) Oregon Employment Department.

Young workers in Oregon

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Report: 651 Medical Mistakes Ended In Serious Injury Or Death In Oregon Last Year (OPB, 6/3/2014). Annual summary Oregon Patient Safety Reporting Program (annual) by Oregon Patient Safety Commission.

Adverse medical events

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Don’t just lop and top trees: prune with care (Statesman Journal, 6/2/2014). An Oregon homeowner’s guide to tree care by Oregon Department of Forestry, Urban and Community Forestry Assistance Program.

As hiring picks up across Oregon this spring, unemployment rate levels off (Oregonian, 5/14/2014). Oregon’s employment situation (monthly) by Oregon Employment Department.

Oregon’s unemployment rate

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Study: Minority Students In Oregon More Likely To Be Suspended (OPB, 5/8/2014). Suspension and expulsion patterns in six Oregon school districts by United States Department of Education.

Suspension & expulsion of Oregon students

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Worker weevils (Herald and News, 5/9/2014). Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) by Oregon Department of Agriculture, Plant Division, Noxious Weed Control Program.

Oregon teachers union calls for moratorium on Common Core reading, math tests (Oregonian, 5/13/2014). Parent’s backpack guide to Common Core State Standards by Oregon Department of Education.

Common core standards

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Two-thirds of Oregon prisoners are violent, with 224 expected to die behind bars (Oregonian, 5/2/2014). Inmate population profile (monthly) by Oregon Department of Corrections.