Category Archives: Oregon Secretary of State (SOS)

Secretary of State’s attorney billing taxpayers $690 an hour in forest initiatives lawsuit

Secretary of State Bev Clarno’s decision to reject three forestry initiatives on an unprecedented basis will cost taxpayers as much as $30,000 – and potentially even more. Source: Secretary of State’s attorney billing taxpayers $690 an hour in forest initiatives lawsuit – oregonlive.com

Jacob Wismer Elementary School student chosen as Oregon’s new ‘Kid Governor’

Oregon’s new ‘Kid Governor’ was announced Wednesday morning in northwest Portland. Raaga Mandala is a fifth-grader at Jacob Wismer Elementary School and submitted a video about homelessness as part of her campaign. Source: Jacob Wismer Elementary School student chosen as Oregon’s new ‘Kid Governor’ | News | kptv.com

Beaverton fifth-grade student named 2020 Oregon Kid Governor

A Beaverton fifth-grade student with a dream of helping the homeless was named the 2020 Oregon Kid Governor Wednesday. Raaga Mandala, a fifth-grade student at Jacob Wismer Elementary School, was one of 20 applicants for the Oregon Kid Governor. Source: Beaverton fifth-grade student named 2020 Oregon Kid Governor | KATU

Editorial: State veterinary board needs to step up oversight

The latest audit from the Oregon Secretary of State’s office looked at the way the Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board monitors the controlled substances veterinarians both use in their practices and prescribe for their animal patients. To put it gently, the audit found serious problems with the current state of affairs. That said, the board […]
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With months until primary, Oregon’s secretary of state crowded with Democrats

Four Democrats are running in the only statewide race on the 2020 ballot. No Republican has yet declared. The job of Oregon secretary of state may not bring fame or fortune, but it’s an essential state post. And politicians are lining up to get it. The race for secretary of state will determine who will […]
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Audit: Opioid Controls Lax Among Oregon Veterinarians

In a recently released audit, Secretary of State Bev Clarno concluded that Oregon veterinarians have not shown due diligence in monitoring their prescription drugs, including opioids.    623 veterinary practices were surveyed, and according to the data, “23 percent of respondents have seen an increase in the number of customers exhibiting doctor shopping behaviors in the last […]
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State audit: Veterinary board must improve drug security

Background checks and more stringent inspections and participation in drug monitoring program should be implemented, auditors found. The Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board hasn’t properly inspected facilities across the state for compliance with Drug Enforcement Agency regulation and or done required background checks on licensees, a state audit found. Source: Pamplin Media Group – State […]
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Oregon veterinary clinics vulnerable to opioid theft, illegal use, audit finds

State auditors slammed Oregon’s veterinary profession on Thursday for not doing enough to prevent drugs intended for animals from getting into the hands of addicts or drug dealers. Source: Oregon veterinary clinics vulnerable to opioid theft, illegal use, audit finds – oregonlive.com

Prescription Drug Monitoring At Oregon’s Veterinarian Offices Needs Strengthening

A new audit by the Oregon secretary of state has found the system for monitoring controlled substances in veterinarian offices needs strengthening. Source: Prescription Drug Monitoring At Oregon’s Veterinarian Offices Needs Strengthening . News | OPB

Oregon audit flags issues with opioid prescribing among veterinarians

A new audit concludes that Oregon veterinarians’ opioid prescribing must be more closely monitored to reduce the risk of pill diversion and protect both animals and public health. Source: Oregon audit flags issues with opioid prescribing among veterinarians – Portland Business Journal