Tag Archives: Report

Governor’s Council on Wildfire Response to release final report

Governor Kate Brown’s council on wildfire response is getting ready with its recommendations on how Oregon deals with wildfires. According to Matt Donegon, chair of the Governor’s Council on Wildfire Response, the council is looking at several areas for change. Source: Governor’s Council on Wildfire Response to release final report | My Columbia Basin

Oregon’s Hispanic Population is Growing Faster Than the State as a Whole—And Hispanics Are Employed a Far Higher Rate Than White Oregonians

Despite anti-immigrant sentiment, research shows immigration is a big positive for the state’s economy. Although anti-immigration groups continue to look for ways to target non-natives, the demographic and economic news about Oregon’s growing Latinx population is all good, according to new state research. Compared to white Oregonians, a report from the Oregon Employment Department found, […]
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Oregon wines continue to put up big numbers

Annual report lauds the growing health of the wine industry over the past year. The demand for Oregon wine continues unabated, according to an industry group. The Oregon Wine Board released its annual “Oregon Vineyard and Winery Report” on Sept. 12 and the document opines that the industry continued to increase momentum in 2018, with […]
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Early results released from Oregon Health Insurance Survey

A new report from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) finds that 94% of Oregonians have health insurance, amounting to nearly 3.9 million individuals. This represents about a 10% increase since 2013, prior to the Affordable Care Act, according to the report. Findings in the report come from the Oregon Health Insurance Survey (OHIS) which surveyed […]
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New report shows how tobacco and alcohol are marketed to kids in Douglas County

A recent survey of tobacco and alcohol retailers in Douglas County shows that a high number of stores have advertising that targets youth and low-income people. A recent survey of tobacco and alcohol retailers in Douglas County shows that a high number of stores have advertising that targets youth and low-income people. The survey, which […]
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Report: 6 million acres of state lands in West inaccessible

State Library Ed. Note: The report notes that 47,000 acres are landlocked in Oregon. Public land advocates say more than 6 million acres of state property scattered across 11 Western states are landlocked by private property and largely inaccessible to recreational users. The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and onX, a Montana-based land data company, released […]
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Oregon gets mixed grade in cancer-fighting policies

Cigarette tax hike, tax on e-cigarettes sought. Oregon gets mixed results on implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce cancer, according to a new report released Thursday by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). The annual “How Do You Measure Up? A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and […]
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Myriad election systems complicate efforts to stop hackers

A Senate report on Russian interference in U.S. elections highlights one of the biggest challenges to preventing foreign intrusions in American democracy: the limited powers and ability of the federal government to protect elections run by state and local officials. That has given fuel to those who argue for a larger federal role. Source: Myriad […]
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Russia Targeted Election Systems in All 50 States, Report Finds 

State Library Ed. Note: State employees can access this New York Times story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. You will need to run a search for the story in the database since the content was not available at the time of our posting. Alternatively, state employees can contact us […]
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Falling Trust in Government Makes It Harder to Solve Problems, Americans Say 

State Library Ed. Note: State employees can access this New York Times story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800.