Author: Government Information and Library Services

State Hospital capacity

Federal Judge To Hear Arguments Over Admission Delays At State Hospital (OPB, 6/10/19)

OHA Director Allen outlines plan to alleviate crowding at state hospital (Portland Business Tribune, 6/10/19)

Top Oregon health official alerts governor to ‘crisis’ at psychiatric hospital (Oregonian, 6/7/19)

Oregon State Hospital – aid and assist [PDF] (2019) Oregon Health Authority

OSH patient handbook : aid and assist [PDF] (2019) Oregon Health Authority

Marijuana license applications

Oregon marijuana regulators don’t track criminal backgrounds (Bend Bulletin, 6/9/19)

Marijuana license applications as of … (serial) Oregon Liquor Control Commission

Marijuana business licenses approved as of … (serial) Oregon Liquor Control Commission

Active marijuana retail licenses approved as of … (serial) Oregon Liquor Control Commission

Follow-up child safety audit

Oregon’s Child Welfare Problems Persist, Audit Shows (OPB, 6/5/19)

Audit: Foster care changes need time, more staff (Portland Tribune, 6/5/19)

Oregon child welfare agency fails to complete most recommendations in 2018 state audit (Statesman Journal, 6/5/19)

Department of Human Services: recommendation follow-up report : DHS has made important improvements, but extensive work remains to ensure child safety [PDF] (2019) Oregon Audits Division

Foster care in Oregon: chronic management failures and high caseloads jeopardize the safety of some of the state’s most vulnerable children [PDF] (2018) Oregon Audits Division

Communities at risk from wildfire

The 50 Oregon towns most threatened by wildfire clustered around Bend and Medford (Statesman Journal, 6/4/19)

Beauty and wildfire danger: Southwest Oregon fights to avoid becoming ‘next Paradise’ (Statesman Journal, 6/4/19)

Exposure of human communities to wildfire in the Pacific Northwest [PDF] (2018) United States Forest Service