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Posts published in “Day: March 6, 2013”

First take: Corrections, INL


CORRECTIONS V CORRECTIONS In most states, the operation that runs some form of correctional industries - making goods or products for sale - is integrated closely with the corrections department. Usually, and partly for that reason, you don't find the two fighting with each other. In Oregon, that seems to have been happening, to the detriment of, among others, taxpayers. Solution would seem to be organizational, first and foremost.

INL SEQUESTER The biggest effect of the sequester in the Northwest may be in the military operations in western Washington. It's possible that the second largest may be at the Idaho National Laboratory, where layoffs or furloughs could run to 230 or more.