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Boise Cascade lumber shuts down Oregon operation

Idaho-based lumber producer Boise Cascade has announced it will shut down its lumber operation in Elgin, Oregon. Over 500 employees are employed at the mill and in the surrounding region. “Boise Cascade has operated the Elgin lumber mill since 1960. This portion of the Elgin complex is not cost competitive in the marketplace given its […]
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Mount St. Helens Anniversary: How Dangerous Are The Cascade Volcanoes?

If you live in the Pacific Northwest, chances are good you can see a volcano from where you stand. Source: Mount St. Helens Anniversary: How Dangerous Are The Cascade Volcanoes? . News | OPB

eClips Tip – Use the State Library for Item Requests

Did you know the library fills thousands of requests for journal articles, DVD’s, books & book chapters for state employees each year? Let us know what you are looking for and will do our best to fill it for you. Look for the Request/Renew Materials icon at: What you do not want to do […]
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Health Affairs – Early Success for Black and American Indian Medicaid Enrollees

Office of Equity and Inclusion A research article assessing the impact of Oregon’s health reforms on health disparities highlighted several OEI programs as promising practices for improving health equity. The article by OHSU researchers John McConnell, Christina Charlesworth, Thomas Meath, Rani George, and Hyunjee Kim in the March 2018 edition of Health Affairs found that […]
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eClips Tip – Resources of Interest & Articles You Can Access Today!

Interested in data visualization?   Take a look at maps and data visualizations related to urban issues. (Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, accessed May 9, 2018) Review the Traffic Safety Culture Index for recent insights into driver, cyclist, and pedestrian behaviors. (AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, March 2018, accessed May 9, 2018) Read about vectorborne diseases and their prevalence […]
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eClips Tip – Looking to Acquire Skills? 300 Ivy League Online Courses You Can Take for Free

Everyone is looking for training or to acquire new skills or upgrade/refresh existing skills.  Well, here are 300 courses that anyone can take for free.  The State Library may even hold eBooks that would support these classes. Taking a look at the class offerings, some particularly interesting classes for state employees might include the following.  However, […]
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Op-ed: New research on forest health and public perceptions

In the West, forest fires have become more frequent and intense in the past 50 years. Wallowa Resources, based out of Enterprise, has partnered with Oregon State University, University of Colorado, University of New Hampshire, and University of Louisville to create an innovative research collaboration — Communities and Forests in Oregon (CAFOR). This collaboration was […]
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eClips Tip #1 – Complete Federal Register Digitized & Available

  Did you know the State Library is Oregon’s Regional Federal Depository Library?  This means we provide access to a large amount of federal publications. Speaking of federal publications:  The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and the National Archives’ Office of the Federal Register (OFR) have digitized every issue of the Federal Register, dating back to the […]
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eClips Tip #2 – (Free) Webinar: What is the Code of Federal Regulations?

Curious about Federal regulations and where to find them? The Office of the Federal Register will provide an overview of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The CFR is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government. This webinar will cover […]
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eClips Tip – Your Feedback Requested for Newspaper Trial Databases

The State Library has trial access to two newspaper databases, and we’d like your feedback! Library Edition provides online access to 3,000+ historical newspapers dating from the early 1700s into the early 2000s. US Newsstream provides online access to 1,000+ current newspapers from across the U.S., from the 1980s to the current day, including […]
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