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  • Abortion Reports
  • Abuse Records
  • Academic Research
  • Accident Reports/Marine
  • Adoption Records
  • Agriculture/Dairy
  • Archeological
  • Attorneys
  • Audits
  • Birth and Death Certificate Information
  • Budget Estimates/State Agencies
  • Business Records
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  • Civil Service Records
  • Civil Settlement
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  • Confidentiality
  • Corrections Records
  • Court Records
  • Court Records/Drug Court
  • Court Records/Drug Eval
  • Criminal Background Check
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  • Disease Information
  • Divorce Records
  • DMV Records
  • Domestic Violence Records
  • Economic Development Records
  • Education
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  • Elections
  • Electronic Data Processing Programs
  • Emergency Medical Records
  • Emergency Plans
  • Employer Inspection Records
  • Endangered Species Records
  • Energy Production
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  • Environmental Records
  • Executive Session Records
  • Federal Law or Regulation
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  • Hazardous Waste Records
  • Health Care Records
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  • Health Care Records/Oregon Health Authority
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  • Human Services Records
  • Impaired Professional Reports
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  • Investigation/Business and Trade
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  • Investigation/Ethics
  • Investigation/Licensee or Applicant Conduct
  • Investigation/Public Safety Officer
  • Investigation/Workplace Safety
  • Investigative Materials
  • Jury Records
  • Juvenile Records
  • Land Management Plans
  • Landlord/Tenant Dispute
  • Legislative Records
  • Lending Institution Records
  • Library Records
  • Mediation Records
  • Medical Marijuana Records
  • Mentally Ill or Diabled
  • Mentally Ill or Disabled
  • Mentally Ill or Disabled/Abuse Reports
  • Military/Discharge Records
  • Mineral Production Records
  • Motor Vehicle Code
  • Notice of Security Seal Violations
  • Notorial Journal
  • OHSU
  • Peer Review Records
  • Pending Litigation
  • Personal Information
  • Personal Information/Anatomical Donors
  • Personal Information/Applicant or Licensee
  • Personal Information/Contractor Licensee
  • Personal Information/Crime Victims
  • Personal Information/Do-Not-Call List
  • Personal Information/Donors
  • Personal Information/Financial Records
  • Personal Information/Foster Care Provider
  • Personal Information/Genetic
  • Personal Information/Health Care Licensee
  • Personal Information/Medical
  • Personal Information/Private Investigator
  • Personal Information/Utilty Customers
  • Personnel Records
  • Personnel Records/Public Safety
  • Personnel Records/Union
  • Pesticide Records
  • Pollution Control Information
  • Presecription Monitoring Program Information
  • Prison and Inmate Records
  • Privilege/Education
  • Privilege/Health Care Provider
  • Privilege/Interpreter
  • Privilege/Legal
  • Privilege/Public Officer
  • Privilege/Religious
  • Privilege/Spouse
  • Privilege/Stenographer
  • Public Assistance Records
  • Public Bodies/Internal Policies and Actions
  • Public Infrastructure/Financial Information (Security-Related)
  • Public Investment Records
  • Real Estate
  • SAIF Records
  • Security Plans
  • Sex Offender Records
  • Substance Abuse Records
  • Tax Records
  • Telephone Records
  • Tests/Exams
  • Trade Secrets
  • Transportation Project Records
  • Treasury
  • Unclaimed Property Reports
  • Underground Storage Tank Records
  • Utility Records
  • Vital Records
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Records
  • Wage
  • Waste/Recycling
  • Well Reports
  • Whistleblower/Informer Identity
  • Wiretapping Records
  • Worker's Comp Records
  • Workforce Investment Records

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