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Thu. 07/27/17
Marion County Health Dept. to distribute eclipse glasses
Marion County - 07/27/17 3:15 PM
The Marion County Health Department will be distributing solar eclipse viewing glasses to the public on Thursday, August 10, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Center Street campus located at 3180 Center St. NE, in Salem. Distribution of the free eclipse glasses is part of a point of dispensing (POD) exercise to practice dispensing items to the public in the event of an emergency.

During the POD exercise, participants will be asked to fill out a survey and will have the opportunity to learn more about health services available in our community. Water and snacks will be available to participants, as well as the opportunity to learn more about the solar eclipse that will be visible in Marion County on August 21.

"We are excited about this opportunity to practice our emergency response plan and help people enjoy the eclipse safely," said Dr. Karen Landers, Marion County Health Officer. She continued, "Proper eye protection is necessary to safely view partial phases of a solar eclipse. The safest way to view an eclipse is with solar eclipse glasses that meet international safety standards. Regular sunglasses are not safe for viewing the eclipse."

Distribution of eclipse glasses at the event will be on a first come, first served basis. In addition to the POD event, eclipse glasses are also available at many local retailers; look for ISO 12312-2 to ensure eclipse glasses meet safety standards.

Additional eclipse preparedness and safety tips will be handed out at the POD exercise. The Mid-Willamette Valley is preparing for a large influx of visitors in the days leading up to the eclipse and area residents are encouraged to stock up on food, water and gas a few days before the crowds arrive. Visitors are expected to begin arriving Thursday, August 17, with many remaining through Tuesday, August 22.

For more information about the POD exercise and eclipse glasses distribution, contact Immunization Coordinator Diana Dickey at (503) 361-2791. The Health Department conducts point of dispensing exercises in order to prepare for public health emergencies. In the event of an emergency, a POD would be used to provide vaccines or medicine to the public. The last time a non-practice POD was conducted was for the H1N1 (Swine) flu in 2010.


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Free Event Celebrates Smokey Bear's 73rd Birthday
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - 07/27/17 2:26 PM
On August 12, 2017, the US Forest Service, Friends of Fort Vancouver, and National Park Service will be celebrating the 73rd birthday of Smokey Bear at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center. This free event will begin at 1 pm. A short film about the return of life to Mount St. Helens, a part of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, after its eruption in 1980 will be shown in the Visitor Center theater. Smokey Bear-themed items will also be for sale in the Friends of Fort Vancouver Bookstore. The Friends will be providing cake and lemonade as part of the celebration. Smokey Bear himself will also be in attendance.

The real Smokey Bear was saved in a wildfire in New Mexico and was first called "Hotfoot Teddy," -- his paws were badly burned when he clung to a smoking, burned out tree. Since then, Smokey has been promoting fire safety in our public lands for several decades and has become a national icon in doing so.

Said Gifford Pinchot National Forest Service Visitors Service Information Assistant Zach Teel, "We love these public interactions with the community, especially young people, as they represent our future. It's important to promote fire safety as well as a general forest ethic in kids, and especially to make it fun and engaging!"

What: Smokey Bear's Birthday Celebration

When: August 12, 2017, 1 pm to 3 pm

Where: Fort Vancouver Visitor Center 1501 East Evergreen Blvd 98661

Sponsors: Gifford Pinchot National Forest & Friends of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Cost: Free
Increased DUI enforcement in SW Washington this weekend (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 07/27/17 2:10 PM
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Vancouver, Wash. --This Friday and Saturday, July 28 and 29, thanks to a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, the Vancouver, Battle Ground, Washougal, and Ridgefield Police Departments, the Clark County Sheriff's Office and the Washington State Patrol will have additional officers out enforcing DUI laws in an effort to keep drunk, drugged and high drivers off the road. Officers, who are also drug recognition experts, will be among those conducting these increased DUI patrols.

If you or someone you care about will be out drinking or consuming other intoxicants, please make sure to select a sober designated driver, or use mass transit, taxis, or a rideshare service to get around town. As a reminder, Uber is offering first time users a special coupon code for $25 toward their first trip. Sign up for the Uber coupon code RIDEHOMEVANC at https://get.uber.com/go/ridehomevanc.

If you are driving and see a suspected impaired driver, call 911.

For more information about the Vancouver Police DUI enforcement efforts and DUI prevention tips visit: http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/dui-enforcement.


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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.


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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/27/17 1:59 PM
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The Portland Police Bureau directs member action through the establishment of policy, procedure, and rule, as found within Directives. The Bureau is in the process of reviewing all of its Directives and seeks public comments.

Currently, the Bureau is asking for the community's feedback regarding the following Directive(s).

This directive in 2nd Universal Review will remain posted with comments collected from Thursday, July 27, 2017, through Thursday, August 10, 2017.

416.00, Post Officer Involved Deadly Force/Temporary Altered Duty

Community members are encouraged to read this Directive at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/59757 and follow the link at the bottom of the draft to provide comments. This webpage also enables community members to sign up for email notifications when new or revised directives are posted.


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C-TRAN Takes You to Summer's Best Party for Free
C-TRAN - 07/27/17 1:29 PM
C-TRAN will again provide free shuttle service to this year's Clark County Fair. Shuttles will start running at noon each day of the fair, which kicks off Friday, August 4, and continues through Sunday, August 13. Buses will take riders directly to the fairgrounds' east entrance from six locations: Vancouver Mall (from the upper JCPenney parking lot), 99th Street Transit Center, Fisher's Landing Transit Center, La Center Park & Ride, Ridgefield Park & Ride, and Battle Ground (on Fairgrounds Avenue, just east of the Battle Ground Community Center).

In addition to free service, anyone who rides a shuttle can receive a coupon for $1 off fair admission at the gate.

C-TRAN has offered shuttle service to the Clark County Fair for free since 2015, resulting in a significant increase in transit ridership to the event over previous years. The C-TRAN Board of Directors voted to offer free shuttle service to the fair again in 2017 as part of our continued efforts to boost ridership and serve the community.

This year's service will also include free early-bird shuttles to the fair's annual opening day pancake breakfast on Friday, August 4. Buses will leave beginning at 8 a.m. from Fisher's Landing, Vancouver Mall and 99th Street transit centers; 8:30 a.m. from Battle Ground and La Center; and 8:40 a.m. from Ridgefield. Morning shuttles will continue operating until approximately 11 a.m., depending on location. Regular shuttle service to the fair will begin at noon and continue past 11 p.m. each day. Full shuttle schedules are available online at www.c-tran.com.

C-TRAN is a proud sponsor of the Clark County Fair, and we'll have staff on hand at our bus booth throughout the event. Visitors are encouraged to stop by for special giveaways and information, or just to say hello.
Brews to Moos: Cows Savor Brewery Byproduct
Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council - 07/27/17 12:26 PM
SEE PHOTOS AND ANIMATION AT: https://odncouncil.org/2017/07/26/brews-to-moos-cows-savor-brewery-byproduct/

As an estimated 80,000 locals and tourists taste samples at the 30th annual Oregon Brewers Festival in downtown Portland this week, cows in Astoria will be enjoying the spent grains from one of the participating brewers.

This story began more than 10 years ago, when dairy feed costs started soaring in the wake of the U.S. ethanol mandate. Dirk Rohne of Brownsmead Island Farm near Astoria, Oregon, had one of those "what if" moments.

What if he could use a byproduct generated by the beer brewing process at nearby Fort George Brewery as feed for his 170 cow dairy?

"I had this conversation with the owners of Fort George, and it came out that Fort George had a problem," Rohne said. "They had to get rid of all this grain, and, intuitively, I thought it could be a resource for my dairy."

Rohne and Fort George began an arrangement that today is providing Rohne a valuable feed source and helping Fort George dispose of its byproduct in an environmentally friendly manner.

The arrangement is one of dozens in place today between Oregon dairies and Oregon microbreweries, arrangements that Rohne characterized as "a winning scenario for everyone involved."

"This (arrangement) is way better than sending it to a landfill, because it is a valuable feed commodity for Dirk," said Fort George founder Jack Harris. "And if we had to landfill it, it would be very expensive, because we make a lot of it."

Use of spent grains as dairy feed, although a practice dating back decades, had a slow start among Oregon microbreweries, primarily because the smaller breweries weren't making enough beer for dairies to justify hauling it to their farms.

"Initially, it was really difficult for a lot of these microbreweries to get rid of their spent brewers grains," said dairy nutrition consultant Mary Swearingen. "I remember when I was younger, there were producers that used to get it for free, because the distillers needed to get rid of it. Today is has become an up-and-coming trend, and a hot commodity for producers to get their hands on."

"Originally, it was very challenging time wise, driving back and forth with a flatbed carrying four fish totes," Rohne said. "Then Fort George got larger, and I bought twenty fish totes. They would fill up the totes, and I would use their forklift to load the totes onto my truck and trailer in the middle of the road outside their brewery."

Today the dairy hauls between forty and fifty tons of spent grain a month from the downtown Astoria brewery to the dairy in a one-ton truck with a triple-axle dump trailer that Rohne purchased solely for hauling the spent grain.

"Now it is a well-oiled machine," Rohne said, "and because I was willing to do that in the beginning, a level of trust developed that allowed me to invest more into the hauling."

Spent grains bring several positives to a dairy cow's diet, Swearingen said. "Their number one characteristic is they are relatively high in energy, and they are very digestible," she said.

"We feed alfalfa hay and corn silage and grain during the winter months when we are unable to pasture our cows," Rohne said. "Those are very dry, so when you have that spent grain, which is very wet, it makes the consistency more palatable for the cows.

"The cows do very well on it," Rohne added. "When I have a lot of spent grain on hand, everything seems to go a little bit better. The cows seem to eat more and do better, and I cut back on my feed costs."

Dairy consultant and nutritionist John Rosecrans said he's been using spent brewers grain in his practice for decades. Before Oregon became a leader in the microbrewery industry, dairies would purchase the feed from Henry Weinhard's Brewery in Portland and from Olympia Brewing Company in Tumwater, Washington, among others brewers, he said.

"There were several brewers here back thirty, thirty-five years ago, and it doesn't matter if a brewer is big or small, livestock is far and away the best use for that brewer's grain," Rosecrans said.

In most cases, spent grains make up only a small part of a dairy cow's diet, Rosecrans said. "It might make up just five to ten percent of a dairy cow's total intake," Rosecrans said, "but it is a valuable part of their diet. And we're turning what would be a waste product into a feed product. That should be good for everybody."

Rohne even takes this environmentally friendly use of spent grains to another level, turning his dairy's manure solids into compost and selling it back to the local community as fertilizer.

"In Dirk's case, we send the spent grains out to him, he runs it through his cows, and we scoop it back up and put it on our garden," Fort George's Harris said. "It is a true cycle of life we've got going on between us and Dirk."

SEE PHOTOS AND ANIMATION AT: https://odncouncil.org/2017/07/26/brews-to-moos-cows-savor-brewery-byproduct/
Firefighters Battle One-Alarm House Fire in West Linn (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 07/27/17 9:06 AM
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At 4:15 a.m. today, multiple calls to 911 reported flames and smoke coming from the eaves of a house on Lexington Terrace in West Linn. With the help of neighbors and officers from West Linn Police Department, who were immediately dispatched to the scene, five occupants in the home evacuated unharmed.

Firefighters from West Linn Station 58 were first on scene and found flames coming from the garage side of the house adjacent to several large trees. They immediately began an aggressive fire attack while other incoming crews helped search the house confirming all occupants evacuated. The fire quickly spread throughout the attic above the garage and ventilated upward through the shake roof. Firefighters continued efforts from multiple angles in order to keep the fire from spreading into the habitable areas of the home.

The origin and cause of the fire is unknown; a TVF&R fire investigator is on scene. The residents and visitor staying with them are displaced since power was shut off to the home.

TVF&R firefighters were assisted on scene by Clackamas Fire District 1 and Lake Oswego Fire Department. West Linn Police Department assisted with initial evacuations and traffic control to ensure the safety of the scene.


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Media invited to observe Portland District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Change of Command
US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District - 07/27/17 9:05 AM
Release No: PA 17-024
Jul. 27, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY:
Not intended for public release

Media invited to observe Portland District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Change of Command

Date: Friday, Jul. 28
Location: Sentinel Hotel, downtown Portland
RSVP to Amy Echols no later than 3 p.m., July 27

Media representatives are invited to observe and record the change of command ceremony between Col. Jose Aguilar and Col. Aaron Dorf, a highly symbolic U.S. Army tradition.

This ceremony is a proud military tradition, which formally confirms the continuity, responsibility and authority of the commander. These events generally take place every two to three years.

Interested media will be provided the time and location to meet prior to the event and must RSVP to Amy Echols no later than 3 p.m., Jul. 27.

The Portland District has one of the Nation's most comprehensive and diversified civil works programs. Covering most of Oregon and southwestern Washington, Portland District operates locks and dams along the Columbia River, manages dams in the Willamette Valley for flood risk management, maintains Oregon's coastal rivers for navigation and leads the Nation in hydropower generation, all while ensuring attention to environmental protection and restoration, fish and wildlife enhancement and recreation. Portland District also serves as the Corps' Hydroelectric Design Center, a national leader and Center of Expertise.
Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting 12 People in Vancouver
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/27/17 9:05 AM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on July 27, 2017, at approximately 12 a.m. in the 8100 block of Fourth Plain Blvd., in Vancouver, WA. The fire affected 12 people, including seven adults and five children.
The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.
The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Micro Enterprise Services receives $200,000 grant from Wells Fargo to support diverse, low-income entrepreneurs in Oregon and S.W. Washington (Photo)
Wells Fargo - 07/27/17 9:01 AM
HELPING SMALL BUSINESSES – MESO Executive Director Nita Shah (second from right) Deputy Director Tastonga Davis (center) receive a $200,000 ceremonial check from Wells Fargo’s Andrew Tweedie, Tracy Curtis (second from left) and Cobi Lewis.
HELPING SMALL BUSINESSES – MESO Executive Director Nita Shah (second from right) Deputy Director Tastonga Davis (center) receive a $200,000 ceremonial check from Wells Fargo’s Andrew Tweedie, Tracy Curtis (second from left) and Cobi Lewis.
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PORTLAND, Ore. -- A number of diverse, low-income entrepreneurs in Oregon and S.W. Washington will receive technical assistance, credit enhancements and financing to start or expand their businesses, thanks to a $200,000 grant from Wells Fargo to Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon (MESO).

Based in Portland, MESO will use the funds to provide loans to entrepreneurs who might not qualify for a business loan from traditional sources due to credit challenges, lack of adequate collateral or who are in their start-up phase.

MESO has already approved five such loans that vary from $250 to $5,000. It expects to provide loans to at least four more local entrepreneurs, said Executive Director Nita Shah.

"Besides providing loans, we have also utilized the grant funds to offer business plan classes," said Shah. "We appreciate the confidence Wells Fargo has shown in our organization. Receiving a grant from a national financial services company such as Wells Fargo increases our credibility as an organization, which will help us attract funding from other sources."

MESO has offices in Portland, Beaverton, Gresham and St. Helens. It currently serves clients in nine urban and rural Oregon counties and Clark County, Wash. MESO plans to collaborate with other nonprofits to serve entrepreneurs in underserved areas throughout all of Oregon.

For more information about MESO's services, call (503) 841-3351 or go online to mesopdx.org.

$75 Million in Support
MESO is among 14 community development financial institutions (CDFIs) selected for round three of Wells Fargo's six-round Diverse Community Capital (DCC) program. Through the program, Wells Fargo will distribute $75 million over three years to CDFIs -- private, nonprofit financial institutions that assist underserved populations. Since the DCC's 2015 launch, Wells Fargo has distributed more than $48 million to 44 CDFIs.

"We believe helping small businesses succeed means getting creative in how we support their growth," said Regional President Tracy Curtis of Portland. "By connecting with organizations such as MESO, we believe we can have a much greater impact on these entrepreneurs and our communities than if we were each working on our own."

About MESO
Founded in 2005, Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon seeks to improve the economic opportunities of under-served individuals through empowerment, education, and entrepreneurship for the benefit of families in the greater community. Its experienced and dedicated staff provides a minimum of three years of support, ranging from business planning, goal implementation, marketing, consulting and financing.

About Wells Fargo
Serving Oregonians since 1852, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo's vision is to satisfy its customers' financial needs and help them succeed financially. The firm provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,500 locations; 13,000 ATMs; the internet (wellsfargo.com); and mobile banking. Nonprofit groups can visit www.wellsfargo.com/cdfi to learn more.


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Crack crab with CCC wrestling (Photo)
Clackamas Comm. College - 07/27/17 8:44 AM
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OREGON CITY -- The Clackamas Community College Foundation, on behalf of the CCC wrestling team, will host the sixth annual crab feed and auction fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 23, from 5 to 10 p.m., in Gregory Forum, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City.

Crack a shell or 17 at this no-host social hour and auction. The night begins with shrimp cocktails and smoked salmon appetizers followed by an all-you-can-eat crab dinner. Proceeds from the event assists the CCC wrestling team in purchasing team gear and funding the annual trip to the National Championships.

"This event is a great way to support our nationally recognized Clackamas wrestling program," head wrestling coach Josh Rhoden said.

Last year, CCC wrestling finished with its first undefeated season at 17-0, five athletes were in the National Championship finals with seven All-Americans and a national runner-up finish as a team. Additionally, the Cougars won their fourth straight National Dual Meet Championship and fourth straight West Region Championship.

The crab feed and auction helps CCC get our athletes a level of exposure that allows them opportunities to move on to a four-year college or university to pursue their educational and athletic dreams.

The cost is $50 per person, or sponsor a table of eight for $400. Register online at www.clackamascougars.com.

For more information, email Josh Rhoden at joshr@clackamas.edu or call 503-594-3275.

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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 07/26/2017
Sandy Police Dept. - 07/27/17 8:02 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 07/26/2017

ESTACADA:

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On 07/26/2017 at about 1039 hrs., police responded to the 200 block of S Broadway Street regarding a disturbance at a business. A male subject who had been yelling and screaming left the premises before police arrived. A report is pending (CAD).


1C 2017-1267

On 07/26/2017 at about 1143 hrs., an officer was flagged down in the 300 block of SW Wade Street regarding a theft. A report is pending (CAD).

1C 2017-1268

On 07/26/2017 at about 1345 hrs., police responded to a business in the 300 block of S Broadway Street regarding a suspicious person. Officers learned that a male subject had been making female employees uncomfortable with his actions for an extended period of time. The subject was given a formal trespass notice and was escorted from the business.
Portland Police Bureau Hiring Ceremony Today at 9:00 a.m. - 13 New Police Officers, Two Professional Staff (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/27/17 7:00 AM
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Today, Thursday July 27, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau will be swearing in 13 new police officers and two professional staff members.

The ceremony will be held at the Portland Building 2nd Floor Auditorium. Media is invited to attend and should plan to arrive early.

Mayor Ted Wheeler and Police Chief Mike Marshman are expected to speak at the ceremony.

The Portland Police Bureau is actively recruiting for new officers. To learn more about how to apply, please visit http://www.joinportlandpolice.com/

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Fire contained to single unit at Aurora Apartments in Vancouver
Vancouver Fire Dept. - 07/27/17 1:43 AM
At just after 11pm, Vancouver Firefighters responded to the report of smoke and fire at the Aurora Apartments located at 8105 NE Fourth Plain Boulevard in Vancouver.

Vancouver Fire units arrived to the 3-story apartment complex with occupants evacuating and smoke visible from the side of the structure, with audible fire alarms sounding. Rapid entry by fire crews discovered a sprinkler-controlled fire in a unit on the second floor. A quick search of the unit found no victims. Additional searches were quickly conducted on all floors of the large apartment complex, confirming everyone had been evacuated. 27 firefighters responded to the incident, which took approximately 15 minutes to control. There were no injuries. Due to the sprinkler activation, water damage to units displaced approximately 4 families. The American Red Cross responded to the scene to assist the displaced individuals. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Vancouver Fire Marshal's office.

The Vancouver Fire Department would like to remind citizens of the importance of having an evacuation plan in place in the event of an emergency.
Wed. 07/26/17
Clark County Sheriff's Correctional Deputy Arrested for sexual misconduct
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/26/17 9:40 PM
Detectives with the Clark County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit have arrested a corrections deputy with the Clark County Sheriff's Office as the result of an investigation into allegations of on-duty sexual misconduct.

Corrections Deputy Christopher A. North, 29, was taken into custody today and booked into the Clark County Jail on charges of indecent liberties (RCW 9A.44.100) with referred charges of custodial sexual misconduct in the second degree (RCW 9A.44.170). The female victim in this case was an inmate at the Clark County Jail at the time of the incident.
Corrections Deputy North has been employed as a corrections deputy since January 2015. He is scheduled to make his first court appearance in Clark County Superior Court on Thursday, July 27th, at 9:00 AM.

"I take this extremely seriously", said Sheriff Chuck Atkins. "I will not allow this type of misconduct to take place in my jail."

Detectives are continuing to investigate this case and have requested that specific details of the case not be released to the public as the release of those details may hinder further investigation.

Anyone who may have information relevant to this investigation is asked to contact the Clark County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit by calling (877) 274-6311 or (360) 397-2120.

No further information concerning this case will be released at this time.
PF&R Responds to 2nd Alarm Fire on N. Kerby (Photo) ***Update with Cause and Victim ID's***
Portland Fire & Rescue - 07/26/17 7:47 PM
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Update 2

The major portion of the investigation into the cause of the Kerby explosion is complete. Investigators have determined that the explosion occurred when a large concentration of butane came into contact with an ignition source. The concentration of butane was created by the homeowner while he was attempting to produce butane hash oil. The ignition source has not been determined.

The State Medical Examiner has identified the victims as Matthew McCrann and Richard Cisler.

This was a very labor intensive investigation it couldn't have been completed so quickly without the help of our partners representing the ATF, PPB, OSP and Gresham Fire.

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Update 1

Yesterday firefighters found a second victim while searching at the site of the explosion, the person was deceased. The victim who was transported to the hospital yesterday has also died. The identities of the two deceased individuals are not being released at this time. The investigation will continue today, PF&R Investigators will be assisted by Investigators from PPB, Gresham Fire the ATF and OSP.

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Portland Fire & Rescue responds to it's second 2-Alarm fire in as many days. When fire crews were dispatched to a residential fire (6214 N. Kerby) at 2:29 pm. initial reports stated that there were explosions prior to the fire. Firefighters arrived to find a home that was destroyed by an explosion with neighboring homes damaged and on fire. Incident Commanders quickly called for a more units to respond (2nd Alarm) to limit the damage. One patient was transported to the hospital with potentially life threatening injuries. The cause of the incident is under investigation.

This fire presented many challenges for the firefighters. Rapid fire spread, a damaged natural gas line, hot weather, down power lines, and multiple houses affected at the same time. Fire crews continue to search through the debris for any additional victims and investigators are on scene working to determine exactly what happened. This release will be updated as information comes in.


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Couple Assaulted on Poet's Beach on Tuesday Evening -- Suspect at Large
Portland Police Bureau - 07/26/17 4:10 PM
On Tuesday July 25, 2017, at 4:47 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Poet's Beach, located on the Willamette River at 2198 Southwest River Parkway, on the report of an assault by a male reported to be hitting a female with a stick.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victims and witnesses, learning that a man attacked a couple using an Asp-like metal baton then fled the area.

Officers learned that a 51-year-old male and 49-year-old female (husband and wife) were walking their dog along the beach and encountered a homeless couple nearby at a tent. The two couples exchanged pleasantries and initially there was not a problem. After nearly two hours, the homeless couple expressed anger that the victim's dog was off-leash, playing in the water. The male suspect went back into their tent and came out with a metal baton and attacked them then fled the area.

Officers spoke with the female at the tent but the male suspect was not located.

The female victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital. The male victim drove to the hospital for treatment. There injuries were not life-threatening.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s, 6'3" tall, 240 pounds, associated with a white female and a pit bull.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Tony Harris at 503-823-0400.

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Milwaukie Police Need Help Identifying Suspects That Damaged Multiple Vehicles (Photo)
Milwaukie Police Dept. - 07/26/17 4:05 PM
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Milwaukie Police are looking to identify two suspects accused of damaging multiple cars in the Milwaukie area, near SE Brookside Drive and SE Willow Street. The suspects smashed out windows on three vehicles and spray painted a fourth vehicle, with very distinctive taggings.

Milwaukie Officers located similar spray painted taggings in the parking lot of the Tacoma Park and Ride, located at SE McLoughlin Boulevard and SE Tacoma Street in Portland. Video was later obtained via-TriMet and showed the suspects in action.

The suspects are both white males, possibly in their early twenties. The vehicle is described as a silver Pontiac Vibe minivan (unknown plate and year of vehicle) with a soft luggage/cargo carrier strapped to the top.

If anyone has information about the suspects and/or vehicle, please contact Milwaukie Police.


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UPDATE: Police Still Asking for Your Help Identifying Suspect in Forgery Case (Photo)
Tualatin Police Dept. - 07/26/17 3:57 PM
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Tualatin Police are still asking for the public's help to identify the female suspect linked to multiple forgery cases spanning the I5 corridor. Our original press release went out on May 1, 2017 and contained two photographs of the suspect. Since that time police have acquired several additional photos of the suspect. Please see attached photos.

Tualatin Police urge anyone with any information that might lead to the identification of the female suspect to please contact the Tualatin Police Department at 503-691-4800 and reference case #17-997. People wishing to remain anonymous may also call our tip-line at 503-691-0285.


RELEASE: May 1,2017
Police Need Help Identifying Suspect in Forgery Case

Tualatin Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the female shown in the attached pictures. She is suspected of uttering forged checks at retail establishments as far back as March 2017 in Lane, Linn, Marion, Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington County.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Tualatin Police Department at 503-691-4800 and reference case #17-997.

No further information at this time.


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Tacoma Man Crashes Semi Hauling Lumber On I-5, Arrested for DUII - Douglas County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/26/17 3:29 PM
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On July 25, 2017 at about 5PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a crash involving a rolled over truck on Interstate 5 near milepost 90 southbound (Canyon Mountain).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2005 Volvo truck tractor towing a trailer loaded with lumber was traveling southbound on Interstate 5 when it left the roadway. The truck and trailer combination reentered the roadway and rolled over, blocking both southbound lanes of travel.

The driver, Richard A HELLER, age 53, and his passenger Tina M GORRIE, age 46, were not injured (both from Tacoma, Washington). While troopers were conducting the on scene investigation, they arrested HELLER for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (Controlled Substance), Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Reckless Driving, and Recklessly Endangering Another Person. GORRIE was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine.

Interstate 5 southbound was closed for two hours while the truck, trailer and lumber were cleared. GORRIE and HELLER were booked into the Douglas County Jail. No further information at this time.


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Summer Ventis's "Emigrant Lake[s]" to be exhibited in the Governor's Office Aug. 1 -- Sept. 28 (Photo)
Oregon Arts Commission - 07/26/17 2:19 PM
Summer Ventis, “Emigrant Lake[s]” XIX, 2015. Monotype from woodblock, 22 x 30 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
Summer Ventis, “Emigrant Lake[s]” XIX, 2015. Monotype from woodblock, 22 x 30 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
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Salem, Oregon -- Medford-based artist Summer Ventis will exhibit "Emigrant Lake[s]" in the Governor's Office of the Capitol Building in Salem from Aug. 1 to Sept. 28.

According to the artist, the body of work "Emigrant Lake[s]" uses the printed surface to examine the interplay of external and internal landscapes and the tenuous nature of our relationship to our surroundings through drought's effects on the Western landscape and its population.

"In observing our surroundings, we project ourselves onto and into the landscape," said Ventis, "while the observed landscape also dictates our internal reception of it. The landscape is inside us as much as we are inside it."

Ventis received a bachelor of art degree from Grinnell College and a master of fine arts in printmaking from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, at venues including Disjecta (Portland); the Schneider Museum of Art (Ashland); Flatbed Press (Austin, Texas); and the Liu Haisu Art Museum (Shanghai, China). Her works can be found in numerous collections such as the Pacific Northwest College of Art (Portland); the Denver Art Museum; and Proyecto 'ace in Buenes Aires, Argentina. Previously visiting faculty at Southern Oregon University, Ventis is currently assistant professor at California State University, Sacramento.

The Art in the Governor's Office Program honors selected artists in Oregon with exhibitions in the reception area of the Governor's Office in the State Capitol. Artists are nominated by a statewide committee of arts professionals who consider artists representing the breadth and diversity of artistic practice across Oregon, and are then selected by the Arts Commission with the participation of the Governor's Office. Only professional, living Oregon artists are considered and an exhibit in the Governor's office is considered a "once in a lifetime" honor. Artists whose work has previously been shown in the Governor's office include Henk Pander, Michele Russo, Manuel Izquierdo, James Lavadour, Margot Thompson, Gordon Gilkey and Yuji Hiratsuka.



The Oregon Arts Commission provides leadership, funding and arts programs through its grants, special initiatives and services. Nine commissioners, appointed by the Governor, determine arts needs and establish policies for public support of the arts. The Arts Commission became part of Business Oregon (formerly Oregon Economic and Community Development Department) in 1993, in recognition of the expanding role the arts play in the broader social, economic and educational arenas of Oregon communities. In 2003, the Oregon legislature moved the operations of the Oregon Cultural Trust to the Arts Commission, streamlining operations and making use of the Commission's expertise in grantmaking, arts and cultural information and community cultural development.

The Arts Commission is supported with general funds appropriated by the Oregon legislature and with federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as funds from the Oregon Cultural Trust. More information about the Oregon Arts Commission is available online at: www.oregonartscommission.org


Attached Media Files: Summer Ventis, “Emigrant Lake[s]” XIX, 2015. Monotype from woodblock, 22 x 30 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
Watch live, local election results on CVTV channel 23, CVTV.org
City of Vancouver - 07/26/17 1:53 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- Clark/Vancouver Television (CVTV) will provide the only live television coverage of local primary election results in Clark County starting at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1.

Viewers can tune to Comcast channel 23 for up-to-the-minute Clark County election results, analysis and commentary. Live streaming CVTV election coverage will also be available to viewers online at www.cvtv.org.

CVTV's election coverage will be hosted by Michael Wilson, senior associate for Westby Associates and former Vancouver City Councilmember, and Kelly Love, public relations and communications consultant for Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. They will also conduct candidate interviews from the Dragonfly Café on the first floor of the Clark County Public Service Center (1300 Franklin St.).

CVTV is the local government, non-commercial cable access channel operated and funded by the City of Vancouver and Clark County, Washington.

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Union Gospel Mission to Celebrate Expanded Thrift Store Hours (Photo)
Union Gospel Mission - 07/26/17 1:35 PM
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Union Gospel Mission to Celebrate Expanded Thrift Store Hours

Portland, OR -- Union Gospel Mission is celebrating expanded hours at their thrift store this Saturday, July 29 from 11:00 a.m. -- 1:00 p.m. The store is located at 11611 SW Pacific Hwy in Tigard, located just across from Tigard Cinemas. The celebration will include refreshments and all items at the store will be discounted by 50% during the two-hour celebration on Saturday.

Union Gospel Mission's thrift store will now be open from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The store is also open Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The store is closed Sunday and Monday.

Revenue generated by the thrift store supports Union Gospel Mission's LifeChange recovery program for men, women and children who are escaping homelessness, addiction and abuse. The thrift store also serves as a job training location for men and women in the program.

"People often describe our store as a 'hidden gem' because it's hard to get to and not many people know about it. We have a lot of great items for shoppers and we do have great prices, and our store helps local people overcome addiction and homelessness. We're excited to expand our hours and give more people an opportunity to shop here," said Bill Russell, Union Gospel Mission's executive director.

About Union Gospel Mission: Union Gospel Mission's purpose is "Feeding the hungry, restoring the addict and loving our neighbor." Union Gospel Mission has been serving Portland since 1927. Union Gospel Mission provides meals and care for the homeless, and operates LifeChange -- a transformative recovery program for men, women and children. Contact Union Gospel Mission at 503-274-4483 or ugmportland.org and @ugmpdx.
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BPA adopts rates to strengthen finances and adapt to a rapidly changing electricity industry
Bonneville Power Administration - 07/26/17 12:02 PM
Portland, Ore. -- Today the Bonneville Power Administration set rates for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 that will help support long-term rate stability and maximize the value of the regional federal power and transmission systems. BPA adopted a 5.4 percent average wholesale power rate increase and an average transmission rate decrease of 0.7 percent that will take effect Oct. 1.

"We worked very hard on behalf of our customers to manage our costs and make changes that will strengthen our finances and improve our competitive position in the rapidly changing electricity market," said BPA Administrator and Chief Executive Officer Elliot Mainzer. "However, despite aggressive cost-management actions, costs beyond our direct control continue to place significant upward pressure on our power rates. BPA will further address these cost pressures through the completion of a long-term business strategy later this year in collaboration with customers and regional partners."

The 5.4 percent increase results in an average wholesale power rate of $35.57 per megawatt-hour, an increase of 2.7 percent annually. The overall rate increase is primarily due to a lower-than-expected demand for power, a declining forecast of surplus power sales revenues due to lower market prices, and escalating costs of programs driven by legal requirements. BPA is working with regional partners to identify new revenue streams and continued cost-containment strategies that may help mitigate these rising cost pressures.

BPA has also adopted a new Financial Reserves Policy. This policy establishes a framework for setting and managing financial reserves levels to support BPA's credit ratings, liquidity, equity between business lines and rate stability. Approximately 1 percent of the power rate increase will be used to replenish Power's financial reserves levels, while transmission's financial reserves remain stable.

Transmission rates will decrease in the next rate period by an average of 0.7 percent. This is due to cost-management efforts and savings from debt-management actions. Looking forward, BPA is working to address the significant impact of long-term capital costs and develop a sustainable investment strategy for pending transmission system capital needs.

BPA created a spill surcharge to recover the costs associated with increased spill that is anticipated as a result of a ruling issued this past spring by the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. The court indicated that it will order increased spill at eight Federal Columbia River Power System dams on the lower Columbia and Snake rivers for the 2018 spring fish passage season. The surcharge will be in addition to the new power rates and will be implemented once sufficient information becomes available regarding planned annual spill levels. As part of the surcharge calculation, Bonneville is committed to working with its regional partners to find program cost savings, including in our Environment, Fish and Wildlife spending, to help offset the costs of increased spill.

The new rates also include investments to modernize core utility operating systems that will enable BPA to maximize the efficiency of grid operations and provide the option to participate in emerging markets.

"This rate case is ultimately about investing in our future and continuing to deliver value to our customers and the broader region for many years to come," said Mainzer.
BPA is a nonprofit federal wholesale utility that receives no congressional appropriations and must recover its costs through its rates. The new rates will affect local retail utilities differently depending on the amount of power and type of services they purchase from BPA. Local utilities ultimately determine the impact of BPA's rates on individual businesses and residents.
Community Warehouse Partners With BedMart Mattress Superstores to Provide Tempur-Pedic Beds for New Affordable Housing Community in Downtown Portland (Photo)
Community Warehouse - 07/26/17 11:24 AM
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On Wednesday, July 26 at 1:30pm, BedMart Mattress Superstores and Community Warehouse will arrive at Hill Park Apartments (110 SW Arthur St, 97201) in downtown Portland to deliver 30 brand new, full-size Tempur-Pedic mattresses, 80+ pillows and towel sets to new residents.

Earlier this month, Central City Concern (CCC) celebrated the grand opening of Hill Park Apartments, a three-story building with 17 studio and 22 one-bedroom apartments. This affordable housing community also offers supportive services for the residents of eight units who are living with mental illness.

Community Warehouse, local furniture bank and long-time partner of CCC, has furnished thousands of homes for neighbors in need, especially those transitioning into new housing. In the weeks to come, many Hill Park residents will receive basic household goods and furnishings such as pots and pans, toasters, linens, blankets, dressers, sofas and dining tables from Community Warehouse, to help turn their new spaces into more comfortable, functional homes.

Megan Smith, Community Warehouse Board Member and housing advocate explains: "Every individual or family that enters a housing assistance program worries how they will be able to live in an apartment when they don't have a bed, a table, or plates. When we tell them Community Warehouse can provide the basic items they need to get started in their new place, their look of relief is so profound. People know what it means to be able to put a meal on the table, clean sheets on a bed, even a throw pillow on a couch. Those are the comforts of home that allow folks the breathing room to build a pathway for their future: create stability, meet their neighbors, stay.

When people transition into new housing, often the very first item on their list is a bed. BedMart Mattress Superstores has been involved in local charitable giving for 20+ years, and has teamed up with international mattress manufacturer Tempur-Pedic to provide hundreds of mattresses to Community Warehouse and other local nonprofits.

"The entire BedMart family is proud to help our neighbors at Hill Park Apartments get a clean, comfortable place to sleep," said Elana Stone Anderson, BedMart's Vice President of Marketing. "Our family has always received such strong support from the community and we are happy to give back and help in any way we can. We are truly appreciative of Tempur-Pedic for their generous support."

"We're always thrilled when local organizations donate much-needed items for our residents," said Sean Hubert, Central City Concern's chief housing and employment officer. "A huge thanks to BedMart and Community Warehouse for helping people furnish their new homes with quality items."

About Community Warehouse:

Community Warehouse is this region's only full-service furniture bank that provides essential household furnishings to neighbors in need. Through partnerships with over 200 social service agencies, public schools, churches, and hospitals, the Warehouse helps creates homes for over 7,000 people in our community each year. Together, we put USED GOODS TO GOOD USE.

About BedMart:
BedMart is a family owned and family operated business serving Portland, Bend, Salem, and Hawaii. Since 1992, BedMart has offered their customers the best selection of mattresses at the best price. They offer an extensive line of mattresses and accessories including innerspring, memory foam, latex, allergy friendly, and natural mattresses, bed protectors, and pillows available. With their exclusive Smart Match technology, BedMart's professionally trained sleep experts are here to assist you in finding the right mattress for your body and budget.


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Grappling for Good: Five Rings Jiu Jitsu Hosts Grapple-A-Thon for Friends of the Children (Photo)
Friends of the Children - Portland - 07/26/17 10:04 AM
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Where: Five Rings Jiu Jitsu and Fitness, 3104 SW 87th Ave, Portland, OR 97225
When: 8 a.m. -- 5 p.m., August 12th, 2017
What: 9 hours of grappling and fun to benefit Friends of the Children. Minimum $35 donation, and prizes awarded for most funds raised. Additional details found at www.5rjj.com.
Who: Everyone is welcome to participate!

On August 12, over 100 martial artists of all ages will hit the mats for up to 70 consecutive rounds of sparring to raise money for local mentoring organization Friends of the Children. A grapple-a-thon is a Brazilian jiu jitsu fundraiser, where participants spar while raising money for a cause. At least one pair of grapplers must be on the mat at all times for the entirety of the event. All skill-levels are welcome to participate. There will be a youth session from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. (ages 4-15). Adults will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Attendees may also come to cheer on the athletes and see who has the fortitude to go all 70 rounds. During the event, Five Rings will also be accepting donations for KATU's Family Matters school supply drive.

Five Rings' mission is to inspire health, wellness, and growth in our members and our community through grappling, fitness, and service.

Friends of the Children -- Portland is the founding chapter of a nationwide organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of generational poverty through salaried, professional mentoring. We select the children in this community facing the highest risks and commit to working with those children from kindergarten to graduation -- 12 and a half years, no matter what. In 2015 and 2016, Friends was voted the #1 most admired non-profit in Oregon in the Portland Business Journal's survey of Oregon CEOs. www.friendspdx.org


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Public invited to celebrate summer's end in a week of historic tours and talks
Fort Vancouver National Trust - 07/26/17 9:59 AM
The Fort Vancouver National Trust announces a new summer's-end, weeklong series of free tours and talks about local history, August 21 through 27. "Walk and Talk" will be kicked off by the August 21 solar eclipse, with activities occurring daily.

Scheduled tours include the Post Cemetery, Providence Academy, Officers Row and the West Barracks, and the chance to be a kid again with the activities at the Pearson Field Education Center. A botanical tour of historic 19th Century plants will be scheduled adjacent to a film presentation on Scottish botanist, David Douglas, on Sunday, August 27. These are free events and tours, but an email RSVP to tours@fortvan.org is required to guarantee a spot. The complete calendar of events, times, and links to RSVP for each activity may be found at fortvan.org/freetours.

On the morning of August 21, observation of the solar eclipse will be organized in the parking lot across from Grant House at the Fort Vancouver Historic Site. Free eclipse glasses will be provided to the first 100 people to RSVP. Beginning at noon, the Fort Vancouver Tapestry will be on display every afternoon for the entire week at the Artillery Barracks building. Local historian and author, Jeff Davis, will present military history talks and Spirit Tours in the evenings.

"We want to invite everyone to celebrate the end of summer with the Trust," said Director of Community Outreach and Programs, Richard Burrows. "It's a chance to gather with other community members, and perhaps see the old in a new way. The pace of a walking tour changes our perspective and allows us time to hear stories more completely."

To sign up for the free tours, RSVP at Tours@fortvan.org indicating the tour(s) selected, the time(s), and number attending. The Trust will send a confirmation, which guarantees the spot. Dress to walk, have good shoes, plenty of fluids, and a thirsty curiosity.

Walk and Talk Schedule

Syzygy Transit for the National Solar Eclipse
Monday, August 21, 2017; 8am-12noon
On August 21, 2017, America will be treated to its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in nearly 100 years. It will also be the first total eclipse exclusive to the U.S. since before the nation's founding in 1776, hence the National Eclipse. From Oregon to South Carolina, the eclipse will trace a 67 mile-wide path of totality across the country for millions to witness as the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun and day turn to night for up to almost three minutes. Here in Vancouver the eclipse will view at 93% of total.
Walking distance: 500 feet from parking lot
Check-in: In front of the Grant House, 1101 Officers Row, Vancouver, WA 98661
Parking: Several parking lots on Evergreen, and elsewhere on the Fort Vancouver National Reserve
Tour Leader: Trust Staff

Providence Academy Tour
Tuesday August 22, 2017; 10-11am and 2-3pm
The House of Providence, also known as The Academy, is a former orphanage and school. It was built in 1873 by Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart who along with 4 other Montreal nuns traveled to Vancouver to serve the social and religious needs of locals. She raised money for the construction of the House of Providence and 32 other charitable institutions by leading begging tours of local mining camps. The building has three stories, constructed in brick in a neo-Georgian style, and closed as a school in 1966.
Walking distance: Inside the building, but involves climbing stairs. Physically challenged may use a small elevator by prior request.
Check-in: 10am and 2pm; 400 E Evergreen Boulevard, Vancouver, WA 98660
Parking: Front facing parking lot on Evergreen Boulevard has a few free visitor spaces; street parking or public transportation
Tour Leader: Richard W. Burrows, Director of Community Outreach & Programs

Marshall House Tour
Wednesday, August 23, 2017; 10-11am and 2-3pm
This home's Queen Anne architecture is the most popular of high Victorian Styles with ornate features including stained glass, decorative woodwork and a round turret. It is named in honor of General George C. Marshall, who lived there from 1936-1938, serving as Commander of the Barracks and the regional Civilian Conservation Corps. The museum-like setting focuses on traditional furnishing, military memorabilia and Marshall's study.
Walking distance: Inside the building. ADA entrance at the back of the building.
Check-in: 10Aam and 2pm; 1301 Officers Row, Vancouver, WA 98661
Parking: Several parking lots on Evergreen, and elsewhere on the Fort Vancouver National Reserve
Tour Leader: Julie Kummer, Marshall House Event Manager

Officers Row and West Barracks Tour
Thursday, August 24, 2017; 10-11am and 2-3pm
For over a century, these late 19th and early 20th century homes along the northern edge of Evergreen Boulevard in the Historic Reserve area served as residential housing for many soldiers, officers and families stationed at Vancouver Barracks. Of particular note are Grant, Marshall and Howard houses. As well, the old U.S. Army Reserve buildings in the West Barracks have been renovated into beautiful residential and commercial mixed-use properties that feature unique historical touches in the Artillery Barracks, Red Cross Building, Dental Surgeon Building, Infantry Barracks, Spruce Division Records Storehouse (formerly Quartermaster Building).
Walking distance: 1 ?1/2 miles on sidewalk. Persons with physical challenges will require assistance.
Check-in: 10am and 2pm; 750 Anderson Street, Vancouver, WA 98661
Parking: Large parking lot south of Howard House on Anderson Street
Tour Leader: Richard W. Burrows, Director of Community Outreach and Programs

Pearson Field Education Center Activities
Friday, August 25, 2017; 10am and 2pm
Pearson Field is the oldest continuously operating airfield in the Pacific Northwest and one of the two oldest continuously operating airfields in the United States. Secured in the Pearson Field Education Center hanger are historic period planes, aviation memorabilia, and a host of flight simulators. Examples of the principles of flight abound. Information about pioneer pilots in the Vancouver area is available, as well as the signature Soviet polar route by Chkalov.
Walking distance: Inside the building; 500 feet from parking area. ADA accessible.
Check-in: 10am and 2pm; 201 East Reserve Street, Vancouver, WA 98661
Parking: Adjacent to the hanger in designated spaces
Tour Leader: Deborah Bessette, Aviation Programs Coordinator

The Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery Tour
Saturday, August 26, 2017; 10am and 2pm
No matter what someone's rank or social station, death finds us all. The Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery is the last resting place of many of the people who lived and served at the Vancouver Barracks. This includes a spectrum ranging from prisoners of war, to Medal of Honor recipients; from the "unknowns", to larger than life characters; from soldiers to their families, and everyone in between. Take a walk through the cemetery and meet some of its more notable residents.
Walking distance: ?1/2 mile; uneven ground
Check-in: 10am and 2pm; At Cemetery entrance; Just north of East 4th Plain Boulevard & East of I-5; across the street from Clark County Public Health
Parking: Inside the cemetery or street parking
Tour Leader: Jeff Davis, Vancouver Barracks Military Association

The Botanic Tours
Sunday, August 27, 2017; 10am-12noon and 2-4pm
Two tours in one. The first is the Land Bridge and its "Ethno-botanical Garden" of native plants, most of which were used by the indigenous people of the area for food, medicine, crafts, building materials, and more. The second is plants typical of mid-19th century England as well as native Pacific Northwest specimens. Expertly guided by knowledgeable botanic enthusiast, Jim Pestillo.
Walking distance: 2 miles; some uneven ground. ADA accessible with assistance.
Check-in: Old Apple Tree Park at 112 SE Columbia Way.
Parking: Park on south side of Columbia Way in Waterfront Trail parking lot.
Tour Leader: Jim Pestillo, Botanical Volunteer

"David Douglas, Scottish Botanist" Preview/Q&A
Sunday, August 27, 2017; 12noon-2pm
This is the first film ever produced about David Douglas (1799-1834), the remarkable plant hunter from Scotland. He was commissioned by the Royal Horticultural Society to explore the perilous western parts of North America in the 1820s and 1830s. He is the namesake for the Douglas fir, and Vancouver's David Douglas Park. He was an environmentalist before his time, and encouraged an appreciation of the natural world and how one person's efforts can make a difference. Produced by Lois Leonard, who will take questions at the end of the presentation of the 1 hour film. Combine this with The Botanic Tours, either after the morning session, or before the afternoon session. Make a day of it and bring your brown bag lunch.
Walking distance: Easy access from street parking. If combined with The Botanic Tour, it is about ?1/2 mile to and from the reconstruction stockade.
Check-in: 12 noon at the Red Cross Building; 605 Barnes Street, Vancouver, WA 98661
Parking: Street parking on Barnes Street or Hatheway Road
Event Moderator: Lois Leonard, Historian, Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission

The Fort Vancouver Tapestry
Monday through Sunday, August 21-27; 12noon-5pm
The Fort Vancouver Tapestry is a surface design embroidered wool on Belgian linen textile narrative of the history of Clark County Washington. The finished piece consists of 70 connected panels of varying widths measuring 28" high and with a total length of 108 running feet. A total of sixty-nine stitchers volunteered in excess of 100,000 hours of creative effort over a six-year period to produce this one of a kind work of art. The upper border includes words of greeting from some of the many ethnic groups that settled the region. On display, again, after a multi-year absence, the Tapestry is seeking a permanent home. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see a piece of history and meet the original stitchers.
Walking distance: Inside the building
Check-in: Between 12 noon and 5pm daily; Artillery Barracks (East Entrance); 600 East Hatheway Road, Vancouver WA 98661
Parking: Street parking on East Hathaway
Tour Leaders: Sherry Mowatt, Artistic Director and Linda Caton, President of the Board; Sophie Muro, Trust Intern

Military Talks at the Marshall House
For the past two years, the Vancouver Barracks Military Association has partnered with the Fort Vancouver National Trust to present a series of military history talks to the public. These talks regularly take place between January and June each year. Three of the most well-received talks make a repeat visit this summer for those who missed them the first time. Pick one, pick two, pick all three!
Monday, August 21, 2017; 6-8pm: The Vancouver Barracks, Proving Ground for Generals
Wednesday, August 23, 2017; 6-8pm: Custer's Sister, Maggie Custer Calhoun, and his other brother-in-law, Fred Calhoun
Friday, August 25, 2017; 6-8pm: The Congressional Medal of Honor
Walking distance: Inside the building; 500 feet from parking
Check-in: 6pm; Marshall House; 1301 Officers Row, Vancouver, WA 98661
Parking: Across the street from the Marshall house on Evergreen Boulevard or elsewhere on the site
Tour Leader: Jeff Davis, The Vancouver Barracks Military Association
Pedestrian Struck and Killed On Interstate 5 In Salem - Marion County
Oregon State Police - 07/26/17 9:05 AM
On July 25, 2017 at about 10:30PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a semi-tractor versus pedestrian crash on Interstate 5 at milepost 253 in Salem.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the operator of a Chevy Aveo, Ted SATTER, age 49, of Dallas, was parked on the right shoulder of the highway. For unknown reasons, SATTER walked into the slow lane of the interstate and was struck by a southbound 2015 Freightliner towing two tanker trailers. SATTER was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Freightliner, Andrew RUZANSKI, age 38, of Albany, was not injured

Interstate 5 southbound was reduced to one lane of travel for four hours following the crash. OSP was assisted by Salem Fire, the Oregon Department of Transportation, Dallas Police Department, and the Marion County Medical Examiner.

As this is an ongoing investigation, more information will be released as it becomes available.
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - Update - 07/25/2017
Sandy Police Dept. - 07/26/17 8:43 AM
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On 07/25/2017 at about 1928 hrs., police responded to the area of SE Coupland Road and NE Cemetery Drive regarding a report about a possibly impaired driver. Officers arrested Kylie M. Voss (19, of Estacada) for DUII, Reckless Driving, Resisting Arrest and violating her probation. She was lodged at Clackamas County Jail on no bail.
Federal grant to support Family Treatment Court services to parents, children
Clark Co. WA Communications - 07/26/17 8:25 AM
Vancouver, Wash. - The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded Clark County Superior Court's Family Treatment Court a five-year grant totally nearly $2 million.

The grant will support Family Treatment Court's work, in conjunction with Clark County Community Services, to provide services to adults who have active state child dependency cases and their children. The court program helps promote parents' abstinence from drugs and alcohol; create safe, stable homes for children; reduce the length of time children are in out-of-home placements; and increase family reunification.

The $1.98 million grant will enhance the voluntary program by adding two tailored, evidence-based programs ??' Circle of Security and Celebrating Families ??' that focus on families affected by substance abuse and trauma. Two other new programs will focus on recovery support services, including coaching and mentoring by people who have lived in or have other experience in the child welfare system and reunification and home safety mentoring by trained foster parents.

The grant will be effective in September.

Fifteen families are currently enrolled in Family Treatment Court, and officials expect the program to grow to 35 families by September 2018. The specialty court started in 2006; to date, 93 families have completed the program successfully.

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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 07/25/2017
Sandy Police Dept. - 07/26/17 8:10 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 07/25/2017

ESTACADA:

1C 2017-1256

On 07/25/2017 at about 0644 hrs., police received a report about possible criminal mischief in the 700 block of N Broadway Street. It was determined that no crime had occurred, and a report was taken.

1C 2017-1262

On 07/25/2017 at about 1757 hrs., police stopped a vehicle near the intersection of NW Wade Street and NW 10th Avenue. The driver was cited for Driving While Suspended, Driving Uninsured and Improper Display of Expired Tags.

SANDY:

18 2017-1259

On 07/25/2017 at about 1259 hrs., police received a report about a motor vehicle crash that had occurred on 07/24/2017 on Highway 26 near 362nd Avenue. A report was taken.

18 2017-1258

On 07/25/2017 at about 1118 hrs., code enforcement ordered a tow for an abandoned vehicle on Weaver Court near Gary Street. A report was taken.

18 2017-1260

On 07/25/2017 at about 1500 hrs., police received a report about theft from a vehicle in the 36000 block of Highway 26. A report was taken.

18 2017-1264

On 07/25/2017 at about 1954 hrs., police responded to the 38000 block of Hood Street regarding a domestic disturbance. A report is pending (CAD).

18 2017-1265

On 07/25/2017 at about 2320 hrs., police responded to the 38000 block of Pioneer Boulevard regarding theft from a business. A report is pending (CAD).
Don't Commit a Pokémon No
Hillsboro Fire and Rescue - 07/26/17 7:44 AM
Hillsboro Fire Department appreciates any positive activity that brings members of the community together. With the recent Pokémon Go phone app, local landmarks (called "gyms" in the game) have become hot spots for new activities called "raids". These raids involve players meeting at gyms and banding together to defeat a Pokémon boss for points. This activity in turn has increased the number of visitors to our fire stations.

While participating in these events, please remember not to block emergency apparatus from responding to emergencies and please park in designated areas so you do not interrupt daily fire department business.

The Hillsboro Fire Department reminds everyone to be aware of their surroundings while being immersed in these types of games in order to avoid serious injuries.

For fire and life safety information, visit: www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/departments/fire or call 503-681-6166. For information on what is happening at Hillsboro Fire Department, follow us on Twitter @HillsboroFire
Tue. 07/25/17
Plane Lands on Foster Reservoir and Overturns When Occupants Exit (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 07/25/17 8:09 PM
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Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon reports after further investigation his deputies learned the plane, 1960 Champion fixed wing, was operated by John Andrew McKinney, 57 of Lebanon. McKinney had the pontoon style airplane on the water and was pulling a juvenile female on a tube. Cindy Marie Blondin Witherington, 57 of Sweet Home, was a passenger in the plane.

The plane was moving at a slow speed and was heading to Shae Point to empty water out of the pontoons. The juvenile fell off the tube and McKinney circled around to pick her up. At this point, one of the pontoons filled with water and the plane rolled completely over. No one was injured.

The FAA is not responding to do an investigation as they consider it a boat when it is on the water. The Oregon State Marine Board was contacted along with the Army Corps of Engineers. The Sheriff's Office was initially assisted by the Sweet Home Police and Fire Departments. The airplane has been removed from the water. This investigation is continuing.



Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon reports at 3:20 p.m., his office received a 9-1-1 call reporting a plane that went down into Foster Reservoir. The caller was able to get the occupants out of the water onto their boat and safely to the shore.

When deputies responded, they learned that the plane has pontoon type landing gear and had intentionally landed on the lake, not crashing. When the three occupants were exiting the plane after landing, it became unbalanced and overturned. None of the occupants were injured.

Deputies are on scene and are currently conducting an investigation. Our office will release more information as it becomes available.


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Revised - Lincoln County - Defense Support Civil Authority Coordination Demonstration
Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/25/17 4:55 PM
Lincoln County is privileged to host the U.S. Naval Third Fleet, the Oregon Military Department and the Washington Military Department for a Defense Support Civil Authority Coordination Demonstration on July 31, 2017, 8:30am -- 10:30am at Yaquina Bay - South Beach Marina, Newport, Oregon.

The U.S. Third Fleet, on their way to the Seattle Seafair on August 3rd, will stop over outside of Yaquina Bay (Newport, Oregon) and deploy an amphibious landing craft unit (LCU) to navigate into Yaquina Bay and conduct a landing at the South Beach Marina. The LCU will then off-load engineering equipment and reload with emergency vehicles from the City of Newport, Oregon Military Department and the Washington Military Department. The Washington Military Department resources and personnel will travel onboard the USS ANCHORAGE (LPD-23) to Washington to complete the exercise on August 1st, at the Westport Marina in Grays Harbor, WA.

The interest to sponsor the demonstration is directly linked to the after action review process of the Casadia Rising multi-state exercise conducted June of 2016; the exercise identified the need to simulate domestic response efforts across all levels of governmental agencies. The focus of the demonstration is to showcase capabilities at all levels of government to order, distribute and receive emergency resources along the Oregon Coast during a catastrophic disaster response.

A VIP Reception, invitation only, will be held just prior to the demonstration to provide a briefing of the demonstration planning process, expectations of demonstration and future planning efforts to strengthen local, regional and federal capabilities.

Coordinating Partners:
United States Department of the Navy, Pacific Third Fleet
Oregon Military Department
Washington Military Department
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
United States Coast Guard, Station Yaquina Bay
Port of Newport
City of Newport

Media Coordination During Demonstration:
Please email Lincoln County Emergency Manager, Jenny Demaris, vdemaris@co.lincoln.or.us, for specifics and coordination for Media parking, best spots for visual/video picture/recordings, attendance at VIP reception and possible interviews with VIP's etc. A Military Public Affairs Officer and County Public Information Officer will be assigned to coordinate with on-site media the day of the event.


Attached Media Files: Revised Media Release - US Third Fleet - OMD Demonstration , Revised Media Release - US Third Fleet - OMD Demonstration
Possible Cougar Sighting in Durham Park
Tualatin Police Dept. - 07/25/17 4:42 PM
Today at approximately 11:45 am, Tualatin Police received a report of a possible cougar sighting at Durham Park. The anonymous caller reported seeing the animal at around 10:00 am on the far end of the north loop of the park. Tualatin officers walked the park trails but were unable to locate the cougar.

Tualatin Police Department echoes the advice of our partners with Tigard Police Department after recent cougar sightings in their area, in that we recommend people remain vigilant and cautious while using parks and trails and refrain from being alone in those areas. If anyone observes a cougar they are urged to call 9-1-1 immediately to report it.

For additional information on cougars in populated areas out go to The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's information page http://www.dfw.state.or.us/wildlife/living_with/cougars.asp

No further information at this time.


Attached Media Files: 2017-07/858/106381/Cougar_Sighting_-_Durham_Park.pdf
CAT Fair Shuttle
Canby Area Transit - 07/25/17 4:13 PM
During the Clackamas County Fair (Tuesday to Saturday/August 15-19) Canby Area Transit will operate a shuttle between Canby Market Center (near Fred Meyer) and the Clackamas County Fair Grounds.

The Southbound CAT Route 99 bus stop (1017) at North Pine Street and 99E will be closed during the Fair. CAT riders traveling to the Fair Grounds or North Pine Street from the north should connect with the Fair Shuttle at Canby Market Center (near Fred Meyer) from bus stop (4000). See www.canbyareatransit.org Rider Alerts or call 503.266.4022 for more specific information.


Attached Media Files: CAT Rider Alert , Press Release , Fair Schedule
City of Battle Ground offering tourism grants; applications due September 1
City of Battle Ground - 07/25/17 3:30 PM
Tourism creates opportunity and a positive economic impact in the local community. The City of Battle Ground is offering tourism grants for calendar year 2018 and is seeking grant applications for the marketing or operations of special events, programs, and activities designed to attract tourists to Battle Ground. Grant funding is available by state law that requires the city's lodging tax revenue be used for events and activities that promote tourism in the city.

Grant applications, available at www.cityofbg.org/fund-application, are due by Friday, September 1 at 5 pm. Applicants must submit a complete application summarizing the activity or event, how it supports tourism, and a proposed budget indicating how lodging tax dollars will be used.

The estimated amount of funding for the 2018 budget year is $40,000. The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) will review proposals and forward recommended awards to city council. Final determination of awards by city council is anticipated in November of this year. Grant awards are distributed on a reimbursement basis.

Previous projects funded by lodging tax dollars include wayfinding signs, marketing materials, and special events designed to attract visitors to Battle Ground.

Questions regarding tourism grants should be directed to Maggie Smith, Finance and Information Services Director, at 360-342-5025 or by email at maggie.smith@cityofbg.org
Bank Robbery Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland
Portland Police Bureau - 07/25/17 3:23 PM
On Tuesday July 25, 2017, at 2:41 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Chase Bank branch located inside the Glisan Fred Meyer store at 6615 Northeast Glisan Street on the report of a robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect used a note to demand money from the teller. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the store towards Glisan Street without incident.

The suspect is described as a black male in his mid-30s, 6'3" tall, medium build, wearing a gray shirt and baseball cap. No weapons were actually seen by employees.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Portland Police Bureau Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405, or the Portland office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at 503-224-4181.

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Suspect in Two Violent Attacks Arrested and Booked on Several Charges (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/25/17 3:09 PM
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On Tuesday July 25, 2017, Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit detectives booked 31-year-old Sergio Jose Martinez into the Multnomah County Jail after his arrest Monday evening in connection with a violent attack in the Sullivan's Gulch neighborhood.

Martinez was booked into jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Kidnap in the First Degree, and Assault in the Second Degree. Additionally, detectives linked Martinez to an attack reported earlier Monday morning a few blocks away in the Kerns Neighborhood. In connection with that case, Martinez was booked into jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Burglary in the First Degree, Sodomy in the First Degree, and Sex Abuse in the First Degree.

Martinez will be arraigned on Wednesday in Multnomah County Court and investigators anticipate additional charges after a grand jury is presented the case.

Martinez was arrested on Monday evening after North Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance in the 2100 block of Northeast Halsey Street involving a male and female in the basement parking garage of a building.

As officers were responding to the area they received additional information that the male suspect (Martinez) was armed with a knife and that he assaulted a female.

Officers arrived in the area, located the victim and Martinez who ran from police. Based on the information received and observations of the officers, officers chased Martinez on foot through the neighborhood and several residences before capturing him in a neighborhood apartment.

The victim and Martinez were transported to Portland hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries. Martinez was released earlier today and transported to jail.

Earlier on Monday July 24, 2017, at 6:11 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 1700 block of Northeast Irving Street on the report of a sexual assault.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the 65-year-old female victim who told police that a stranger broke in to her residence, physically and sexually assaulted her, and stole her car.

The victim's vehicle was a silver 2012 Toyota Prius with Oregon license plates 9-S-9-5-9-9. It was later located in the area of Southeast 99th Avenue and Stark Street.

Anyone with information about Martinez is asked to contact Detective Todd Prosser at 503-823-0400, todd.prosser@portlandoregon.gov.

Stranger-to-stranger sexual assaults fortunately are a rare occurrence.

The Portland Police Bureau collaborates with government agencies and community organizations that provide access to advocacy services to victims of sexual assaults.

A victim may be accompanied by a sexual assault advocate or other appropriate support person during the reporting process and/or criminal investigation.

Multnomah County Victims' Assistance Program: Provides support during the reporting of sexual assaults and referrals to victim services and resources: 503-988-3270.

Call to Safety (formerly the Portland Women's Crisis Line): Provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources. 24 hour crisis line: 503-235-5333, 1-888-235-5333, or https://calltosafety.org/

Project UNICA (Proyecto UNICA): Provides access to advocacy services for Spanish-speaking survivors of domestic and sexual violence. 24 hour crisis line: 503-232-4448, or 1-888-232-4448.

Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau Strength programs provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area.

To learn more information about these programs, call 503-823-0260 or visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength

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OHA News Release: Oregon Health Policy Board to meet August 1 in Portland at OHSU
Oregon Health Authority - 07/25/17 2:50 PM
July 25, 2017

Contact: Jeff Scroggin, 541-999-6983, jeffrey.scroggin@state.or.us (meeting information or accommodations)

Oregon Health Policy Board to meet August 1 in Portland at OHSU

What: The monthly public meeting of the Oregon Health Policy Board

When: Tuesday, August 1, 8:30 a.m. to noon

Where: OHSU Center for Health & Healing, 3303 SW Bond Ave., third floor, room 4. The meeting also will be available via livestream. A link to the livestream and a recording of the meeting will be posted on the board's
meeting page at http://www.oregon.gov/OHA/OHPB/Pages/OHPB-Meetings.aspx. A toll-free, listen-only conference line is also available to the public at 888-808-6929, participant code 915042#.

Agenda:
OHA Director's report; OHPB committee updates; federal health policy update; public testimony; Action Plan for Health presentation and discussion

For more information on the meeting, visit the board's meeting page at http://www.oregon.gov/OHA/OHPB/Pages/OHPB-
Meetings.aspx.

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. To request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations, contact Jeff Scroggin at 541-999-6983 or jeffrey.scroggin@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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Cowlitz Sheriff invites public to honor fallen K9 "Fritz". Procession on Thursday 27th at 3: 30 p.m. (Photo)
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/25/17 1:51 PM
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Cowlitz County, WA. Sheriff Mark Nelson announces the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office memorial recognition of K9 "Fritz" by procession. Deputy K9 Fritz ashes will be transported to a brief law enforcement memorial by his handler, Deputy Brent Harris this Thursday, July 27th . The small procession of marked Sheriff's Office patrol cars will begin in the Vancouver area and travel north on I-5 to Tennant way, then North on 3rd Avenue. The procession will travel past the Hall of Justice main entrance at approximately 3:30 p.m. (on the river side of the building) before ending at its destination in Kelso. The public is invited to the Hall of Justice, located at 312 SW 1st Ave, in Kelso to observe the procession and pay their respects. People who wish to see the procession should stand on the sidewalk on the river side of the Hall of Justice as the procession will drive along the roadway next to the building or observe the procession anywhere along 3rd avenue between Tennant way and the Hall of Justice. There is public parking on the South, North and East sides of the Hall of Justice. The Sheriff's Office will recognize Fritz's service at a short ceremony later in the day that is open to local Law Enforcement Officers.

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Cowlitz County: Please see the Media Release and picture/poster about the unexpected passing of K9 Fritz. Fritz was a very active K9 but became ill over the past 3 days and the decision had to be made to put him down. Please help us share this loss with our community.


Attached Media Files: K9 Fritz BIO , K9 Fritz Poster
FBI Media Advisory: Military Recruiting Event on Wednesday, July 26th (Photo)
FBI - Oregon - 07/25/17 1:24 PM
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The Portland Division is holding a special recruiting event for active duty military members, reservists, National Guard members and veterans on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, to mark the 109th anniversary of the FBI's founding. Currently, more than 120 interested applicants have registered.

Media wishing to attend the event must pre-register no later than 3 pm on Wednesday. Contact Beth Anne Steele at elizabeth.steele@ic.fbi.gov.

Schedule:

5 - 6:30 pm - Participants will be able to talk one-on-one with a number of veterans who are already on duty with the FBI and explore some of our specialty teams.

6:30 - 8 pm - Participants will learn about the FBI hiring process and requirements; explore miilitary-specific hiring options; and hear from a panel of current & former military members who are FBI employees.

Background:
Service to your country doesn't have to stop when your military tour of duty is complete. The FBI is looking to hire active duty military members who are close to separation or retirement, as well as reservists, National Guard members, and veterans. Why join the FBI ranks? Through your current or previous service to our country, you have shown that you share our commitment to keeping our country and our communities safe. You share our core values of leadership, respect, integrity, and fairness. You understand what it means to act with fairness, to be accountable, and to honor diversity. The FBI will give you the chance to take the skills you've developed and the values you hold in a new and challenging direction.

For more information on employment with the FBI, go to www.fbijobs.gov

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Attached Media Files: FBI Military Recruiting
Senate Moves to Imperil Health Care for Millions
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon - 07/25/17 12:45 PM
Today, the Senate voted to move forward with an effort to pass Trumpcare, which would repeal Obamacare and "defund" Planned Parenthood. The move came despite millions of people across the country expressing opposition and outrage at the various pieces of legislation that have been proposed - which would all leave tens of millions uninsured, charge women more for less insurance coverage and prevent millions of people with Medicaid coverage from coming to Planned Parenthood health centers for basic, preventive care. Vice President Mike Pence, who authored the original legislation to "defund" Planned Parenthood as a Congressman, had to cast the tie-breaking vote on the worst bill for women's health in a generation.

Statement from Dawn Laguens, Executive Vice President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America:

"In all of its various forms, this bill is the worst bill for women in a generation. From ending maternity coverage and the birth control benefit for millions to blocking women's access to preventive care at Planned Parenthood, every version of Trumpcare has been devastating to women. And at every step of the process, this legislation has only gotten worse as Republican leaders have chipped away at women's health and rights. The Senate must reject Trumpcare, or they will be responsible for putting millions of people's lives at risk. No amount of D.C. wheeling and dealing will change the fact that Trumpcare would leave tens of millions of people stranded without the essential health care they and their families depend on today.

"Make no mistake: This fight is far from over. This Senate bill is on life support because of its deep unpopularity and because of the incredible power of the American people speaking out. Planned Parenthood supporters across the country will keep fighting this bill at every step, at every twist and at every turn. One voice may be easy to dismiss, but together our voices are too loud to ignore. Now - more than ever - is the moment to speak out, call your Senators and demand they vote NO on the final bill. Congress must listen to the vast majority of people in this country and reject Trumpcare."

FACT: No matter what version of Trumpcare the Senate votes on, it's still the worst bill for women's health.
Every version of Trumpcare would take away health insurance from tens of millions of people and make it less affordable for those who will still have insurance. Official estimates say that various versions of Trumpcare would result in anywhere between 22 million and 32 million people losing coverage.
Every version of Trumpcare would "defund" Planned Parenthood by blocking people with Medicaid coverage from accessing preventive care at Planned Parenthood health centers - including birth control, cancer screenings and STI testing and treatment. Unlike other provisions of the bill, this would go into effect immediately.
Every version of Trumpcare would result in people paying more for health insurance coverage, raising out-of-pocket costs significantly - for those who are still left with coverage.
Every version of Trumpcare would gut the Medicaid program, which approximately one in five women of reproductive age rely on to access no-cost, critical reproductive health care such as birth control, lifesaving cancer screenings and maternity care.
Every version of Trumpcare would dramatically reduce - or eliminate - access to financial assistance that helps 85 percent of people on the marketplace purchase insurance. This will reduce access to no-cost preventive services, including birth control, and lifesaving care, such as prescription drug coverage.
A number of versions of Trumpcare would impose a nationwide ban on private insurance coverage of abortion by prohibiting financial assistance from being used to pay for an abortion outside of rape, incest and life endangerment. Plans could be subject to a penalty for violating this provision.
A number of versions of Trumpcare would cut Essential Health Benefits protections, including maternity coverage and prescription drugs, which disproportionately affect women. About 13 million women could lose coverage to maternity care under this bill. The U.S. maternal mortality rate is rising, and considerable racial disparities persist. Maternal mortality rates among black women are four times higher than white women.

FACT: A powerful editorial in The Washington Post underscores the devastating impact of blocking access to care at Planned Parenthood: "Of all the magical thinking that has gone into Republican proposals to replace Obamacare, none has been more fanciful than the argument accompanying efforts to defund Planned Parenthood.... In truth, millions of women would lose access to critical health care."

FACT: Mitch McConnell's $200 billion Medicaid deal is little more than a partisan, political side deal that falls short of helping those who would be hurt by Trumpcare.
The $200 billion fund being proposed to win over Senators concerned about Medicaid is a bad deal. The $200 billion funding will run out in two years and in no way, shape or form will make up for the bill's $1.2 trillion in cuts to health care and the 15 million people losing Medicaid.
The $200 billion only accounts for 17 percent of the bill's $1.2 trillion in cuts to health care.

FACT: The Parliamentarian has ruled that the provision to "defund" Planned Parenthood violates the Byrd Rule and should not be included in the Senate health care repeal bill, or any bill passed through the reconciliation process. Relatedly, the Parliamentarian also determined that abortion restrictions for tax credits also violate the Byrd Rule. This is not surprising news, given that both policies are very clearly motivated by a political agenda and are not primarily budgetary in nature. Targeting Planned Parenthood because Planned Parenthood provides abortion is an obvious violation of the Byrd Rule because the provision's primary intent is clearly political, and the budgetary impact is "merely incidental" to that purpose. No amount of legislative sleight of hand will change the fact that the primary motivation here is to pursue a social agenda by targeting Planned Parenthood because Planned Parenthood provides the full range of reproductive health care, including abortion.

There's simply no way to rewrite the defund Planned Parenthood provision to get around the fact that it's rooted in advancing a politically motivated agenda attacking reproductive health. For this reason, it is important to remember that historically, abortion policy hasn't been allowed on reconciliation bills because it is political in nature. As former Senate Parliamentarian Robert Dove said in an NPR interview regarding abortion policy, "It was my view that the provision was not there in order to save money. It was there to implement social policy. Therefore I ruled that it was not in order and it was stricken."

Policy focused on advancing a social agenda (for example, targeting access to Planned Parenthood, birth control or abortion) - no matter how it is written - is always going to violate Byrd, because the intent is clearly political, and not about the budget.

FACT: Planned Parenthood grassroots organizing has been a driving force in opposing Trumpcare and efforts to "defund" Planned Parenthood. For months, an army of pink-clad Planned Parenthood patients, supporters and advocates have taken thousands of actions from coast to coast including attending protest rallies, speaking out at congressional town halls, calling their members of Congress, delivering petitions to congressional offices and hosting field hearings.

Over the past several months, Planned Parenthood supporters have:
Made more than 190,000 phone calls to members of Congress
Organized more than 2,200 events across the country, including rallies, petition drops, phone banks and marches
Delivered more than 1 million petition signatures to members of Congress in opposition to "defunding" Planned Parenthood

FACT: A bipartisan majority of Americans support Planned Parenthood and oppose "defunding."
A Quinnipiac poll shows that 80 percent of voters, including 67 percent of Republicans, oppose efforts to block people from getting care at Planned Parenthood.
The Senate healthcare repeal bill is the most unpopular bill in three decades, and the provision blocking women from Planned Parenthood is one of the most unpopular parts - with 80 percent of voters, including 67 percent of Republicans, opposing.
A NBC News/WSJ poll shows that only 12 percent of voters in "Trump" counties support the House version of Trumpcare. About 41 percent said it was a "bad idea." (NBC News/WSJ polled 439 counties where Trump either significantly outperformed Mitt Romney's vote in 2012 or flipped the vote from President Barack Obama. In these counties, Trump's job approval rating stands at 50 percent - about 10 points higher than in most national polls.)

FACT: The Planned Parenthood provision is still a no-go for key Republican senators.
Senator Lisa Murkowski and Senator Susan Collins have been clear in their opposition to the "defunding" Planned Parenthood provision in the Senate repeal bill.
Senator Dean Heller publicly said he would "protect Planned Parenthood." Nevadans expect him to keep his word.
South Salem Ace Hardware to Raise Funds for Doernbecher Children's Hospital in August (Photo)
VanNatta Public Relations - 07/25/17 12:03 PM
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(Salem, OR) July 25, 2017 - It's not often that you can save money and support a great cause at the same time. On Aug. 4-5, South Salem Ace Hardware (SSAH) will support Doernbecher Children's Hospital's fight against children's cancer one bucket at a time by selling 5-gallon buckets for $5 with all that money going to Doernbecher.

According to the National Cancer Institute, children's cancer is the leading cause of death in children past infancy. SSAH local child ambassador, Mya, is a Salem resident and has been a Doernbecher patient most of her life. She knows the importance of Doernbecher. When asked why people should donate money to support Doernbecher Children's Hospital, she said, "Sick kids are there and they need help to get better."

Miracle Bucket Display Contest
SSAH will compete in the Miracle Bucket Display Contest. Ace Hardware stores across the country compete to build the most creative structure from five-gallon buckets. SSAH will unveil their bucket structure Aug. 2 at 1 p.m. at their location at 706 Madrona Ave. SE. SSAH will take a picture of the structure and enter the contest. Ace Hardware will give the contest's winner $7,500 to donate to their local Children's Miracle Network (CMN) hospital. If they win, SSAH will donate the money to Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland.

Bucket Sale
Following the bucket structure unveiling, SSAH will hold their annual CMN Bucket Sale. On Aug. 4 and 5, the store will sell buckets for $5 and donate the entire amount to Doernbecher. Additionally, customers will receive 20 percent off items they can fit into the bucket.

It's a cause that employees at South Salem Ace are passionate about. Donna Hyland is the business sales manager at SSAH. She believes that the sale plays a role in energizing the employees. "The bucket sale is a time where we rally together around the cause," says Hyland. "We've lost family members to cancer, both young and old. This sale is a way for us to do our part."

Visit facebook.com/SouthSalemAceHardware or call 503-763-6323 to learn more.

About South Salem Ace: Your company can prepare for its busy season by signing up for a business account at SSAH. Stop by the store at 706 Madrona Ave. SE or call Donna at 503-763-6323 to open a business account. Acesouthsalem.com.

About Ace: For more than 90 years, Ace Hardware has been known as the place with the helpful hardware folks in thousands of neighborhoods across America, providing customers with a more personal kind of helpful. In 2016, Ace ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Home Improvement Retail Stores, Ten Years in a Row," according to J.D. Power. With more than 4,900 hardware stores locally owned and operated across the globe, Ace is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace and its subsidiaries currently operate 17 distribution centers in the U.S. and also have distribution capabilities in Ningbo, China; Colon, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Its retailers' stores are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and approximately 60 countries.


Attached Media Files: 2017-07/1853/106369/BucketSaleFlyer-.pdf , 2017-07/1853/106369/ace_logo.JPG
FBI Tech Tuesday: Building a Digital Defense Against Romance Frauds
FBI - Oregon - 07/25/17 10:59 AM
Welcome to the Oregon FBI's Tech Tuesday segment. This week: building a digital defense against romance frauds.

For some people, looking for love online can bring a lifetime of roses and long walks on the beach. But for others, the seemingly perfect boyfriend ends up being perfectly horrible.

Anyone can fall victim to this scammer, but most commonly he is going to target women over 40 who are widowed, divorced or disabled. It usually starts with an innocent-enough-sounding contact online. He's likely been watching your social media accounts or gleaned info out of an online dating profile. Amazingly, he likes what you like -- whether that's books, music, sports or whatever. Over time, he starts communicating with you by email or text. He starts calling, and you have long conversations about your life, your future, your love.

And then comes the kicker -- he asks you for money. It may take weeks or months to get to this point -- but just know that he needs the money desperately. He needs it to finish a job so he can come see you. He needs to buy a plane ticket. He is in the military and getting ready to retire or relocate, but he needs cash for moving expenses. Business partners are trying to steal his company, and he must hire a lawyer. There's always some urgent need -- and then another and another. He promises to pay you back soon, but he never does.

Sometimes he is traveling overseas and can't cash a check. He will send it to you to ask you to cash it and wire the money back to him. Maybe the check is bogus -- or illegal proceeds that you have now laundered for him.

It's hard to give up on the love of your life and the future he promised you, but this fraudster won't stop until you do. So what are some warning signs to watch for? Be wary if:

He presses you to leave a dating website where you met to communicate solely through email or instant messaging.

He sends you a photo that looks like a glamour shot out of a magazine.

He professes love quickly.

He claims to be working and living far away -- whether that's on the other side of the country or overseas.

Makes plans to visit you but then always has to cancel because of some emergency.

He asks for money or your help moving money.

Bottom line: never ever send money to someone you met online. The chance that you will ever get your money back is almost zero. Whether you lose just a few thousand dollars or your entire retirement account -- the results can be devastating.

Online dating can lead to life-long relationships, but go into it with your eyes open and make sure to use and dating websites with nationally-known reputations.

If you have been victimized by this scam or any other online scam, report your suspicious contacts to the FBI. You can file an online report at the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov or call your FBI local office.


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Aug. 7 deadline for property assessment appeals to Board of Equalization
Clark Co. WA Communications - 07/25/17 10:32 AM
Vancouver, Wash. - Taxpayers who question the 2017 assessed value of their property have until Monday, Aug. 7, to appeal to the county Board of Equalization. A Notice of Value was mailed to each Clark County property owner in early June.

Appealing the assessed value of property is free and a legal right under RCW 84.40.038 and WAC 458-14-056.

People wanting to file an appeal can go to https://www.clark.wa.gov/general-services/board-of-equalization to find detailed information about the appeal process, the appeal form and tips on how to appeal. Applicants also can get a form by calling the board's office at 360.397.2337 or emailing BOE@clark.wa.gov.

Appeals must be received by the Board of Equalization office by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7. The appeal form and supporting documentation can be submitted at the Board of Equalization office, 1300 Franklin St., Suite 650, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The documents also can be mailed to Board of Equalization, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000, but must be postmarked no later than Aug. 7. They also can be faxed to 360.397.6162.

The three-member Board of Equalization assists in the administration of property valuation used for tax purposes, providing an impartial forum for property owners. The citizen board is an independent body organized to process and hear appeals of various determinations made by the Assessor's Office, including changes to real and personal property values, forest land classification determinations and claims for exemptions. Hearings are held on an individual basis.
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Wilsonville Water Main Break Creates Rust-Colored Water, Still Safe to Use
City of Wilsonville - 07/25/17 9:32 AM
The City of Wilsonville responded to a fire-system water-main pipeline break on private property near the intersection of Boberg Rd. and Barber St. on the night of Monday, July 24, which resulted in a limited area in the vicinity of the rupture receiving discolored water.

The water is safe to use and drink; residents and businesses that notice a rust-colored hue to the water should run the cold water for a few minutes to clear-out discolored water. Residents should verify that the water runs clear before doing laundry, as discolored water may stain light-colored clothing.

Due to the amount of water moving through the pipe during the break, iron deposits are knocked loose from the walls of the water pipelines. The loosened iron deposits provide a brownish-hue to the water, but the water is still safe for consumption.
For more information, contact the City of Wilsonville Public Works Department at 503-682-4092.
Laser Strike on Police Aircraft Results in Seizure of Laser Pointer from Child (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/25/17 9:24 AM
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On Monday July 24, 2017, at approximately 11:30 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Air Support Unit reported receiving numerous laser strikes from the area of Southeast 90th Place and Victor Lane. The Air Support Unit was flying patrol support at the time of the laser strikes.

Officers responded to the area and determined that a 12-year-old child, playing with a laser pointer, was responsible for the strike. The officers contacted the child and family and explained the danger of pointing a laser at aircraft. The laser pointer was placed into evidence and the police reports were forwarded to the Multnomah County Juvenile Court.

Aiming a laser at an aircraft is a serious safety concern for pilots and is a violation of law.

To learn more about the Federal Aviation Administration's Laser Safety Initiative, including laser hazards and effects, please visit https://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/lasers/

To learn more about the Air Support Unit, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/250326

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Watch Seattle Seafair Events on CVTV Channel 21, CVTV.org
City of Vancouver - 07/25/17 9:14 AM
Vancouver, Wash. -- Clark/Vancouver Television (CVTV) will air KIRO television coverage of Seattle Seafair events locally on CVTV Cable Channel 21 and online at www.cvtv.org.

KIRO television, the CBS affiliate in Seattle, will provide live coverage of the Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade 7-10 p.m. Saturday, July 29, and a recap of the Albert Lee Cup Unlimited Hydroplane Races 6:30-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6.

Clark/Vancouver Television is the local government, non-commercial cable access channel operated and funded by the City of Vancouver and Clark County, Washington.

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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 07/24/2017
Sandy Police Dept. - 07/25/17 8:14 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 07/24/2017

ESTACADA:

There were no new reportable crimes in Estacada for yesterday. Woo hoo!

SANDY:

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On 07/24/2017 at about 1351 hrs., police received a report about a hit & run motor vehicle crash that had occurred on 07/21/2017 in the 36000 block of Highway 26. A report was taken.

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On 07/24/2017 at about 2311 hrs., a citizen walked in to the Sandy Police Department to report a potential juvenile abuse problem occurring in another jurisdiction. A report was taken and will be referred to appropriate police and child protective agencies.
Update: Linn County Deputies Investigate Deceased Male Found In Vehicle
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 07/25/17 7:52 AM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports that a male found deceased in his vehicle on Hwy. 20, east of Sweet Home, has been identified as Francis Edmund Poletti, 48, of Seattle WA. Yesterday, at 11:10 a.m., Linn County Sheriff's Office 9-1-1 Center received a call from a passing motorist that discovered a deceased male in a vehicle. The vehicle was located on Hwy. 20 near mile post 45.

Deputies responded and through their investigation determined that Poletti died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. A suicide note was found in the vehicle.



Original release is listed below:

Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports today at 11:10 a.m., his office received a 9-1-1 call reporting a male was found deceased in a vehicle located on Hwy. 20, east of Sweet Home.

Deputies are on scene and are currently conducting an investigation. Our office will release more information as it becomes available.
Mon. 07/24/17
Mobile Home Fire with Explosions (Bystander Video)
Sweet Home Fire Dist. - 07/24/17 10:59 PM
On 07/24/2017 at 6:52 pm the Sweet Home Fire District was dispatched to a structure fire. Upon arrival crews found a travel trailer on fire with explosions from tires and propane cylinders. One female was taken to the Lebanon Hospital by Lebanon Fire District for Smoke Inhalation. Investigators say the cause of the fire is undetermined. A total of 17 firefighters from the Sweet Home Fire District responded; of which 12 were volunteers and 5 were career personnel. We are very grateful for our dedicated volunteer firefighters. No firefighters were injured.

A bystander caught explosions on video See Link here for video. https://youtu.be/4ypQ8EdrtWc Video Credit Robert Olsen.
Red Cross Responds to Explosion Affecting 12 people in N. Portland
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/24/17 10:29 PM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to an explosion and subsequent fire disaster today, July 24, 2017 in the 6000 block of N. Kerby Ave. The fire affected 12 people. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected including, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.
UPDATE: Stranger Burglarizes Residence, Sexually Assaults Victim, Steals Car in Northeast Portland #Alert
Portland Police Bureau - 07/24/17 10:00 PM
The victim's stolen vehicle was recovered tonight in the area of Southeast 99th Avenue and Stark Street. The suspect has not been located.

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On Monday July 24, 2017, at 6:11 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 1700 block of Northeast Irving Street on the report of a sexual assault.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the 65-year-old female victim who told police that a stranger broke in to her residence, physically and sexually assaulted her, and stole her car.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 20 to 30 years old, approximately 5'9" tall, tattoos on his chest and arms, goatee, wearing only jeans.

The victim's vehicle is a silver 2012 Toyota Prius with Oregon license plates 9-S-9-5-9-9.

Anyone seeing the victim's vehicle is asked not to approach it and to immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information about this suspect is asked to contact Detective Todd Prosser at 503-823-0400, todd.prosser@portlandoregon.gov.

Stranger-to-stranger sexual assaults fortunately are a rare occurrence.

The Portland Police Bureau collaborates with government agencies and community organizations that provide access to advocacy services to victims of sexual assaults.

A victim may be accompanied by a sexual assault advocate or other appropriate support person during the reporting process and/or criminal investigation.

Multnomah County Victims' Assistance Program: Provides support during the reporting of sexual assaults and referrals to victim services and resources: 503-988-3270.

Call to Safety (formerly the Portland Women's Crisis Line): Provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources. 24 hour crisis line: 503-235-5333, 1-888-235-5333, or https://calltosafety.org/

Project UNICA (Proyecto UNICA): Provides access to advocacy services for Spanish-speaking survivors of domestic and sexual violence. 24 hour crisis line: 503-232-4448, or 1-888-232-4448.

Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau Strength programs provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area.

To learn more information about these programs, call 503-823-0260 or visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength

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Suspect Arrested After Attacking Female, Running from Police in Sullivan's Gulch Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 07/24/17 9:53 PM
On Monday July 24, 2017, at 6:57 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance in the 2100 block of Northeast Halsey Street involving a male and female in the basement parking garage of a building.

As officers were responding to the area they received additional information that the male suspect was armed with a knife and that he assaulted a female.

Officers arrived in the area, located the victim and the suspect who ran from police. Based on the information received and observations of the officers, officers chased the suspect on foot through the neighborhood and several residences before capturing him in a neighborhood apartment.

The victim and suspect were transported to Portland hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries.

There is no public risk as a result of this arrest and detectives are continuing the investigation into this incident.

No additional updates are expected until Tuesday morning.

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Serious injury crash south of Redmond injures three. (Deschutes County) (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/24/17 5:56 PM
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On July 24, 2017 at about 12:10 pm, Troopers from the Bend Area Command of the Oregon State Police responded to a three vehicle crash on Highway 97 just south of Redmond near milepost 128.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe being operated by David Nixon, age 80, from Redmond, turned northbound onto Highway 97, from Gift Road and pulled into the travel path of a southbound 2014 Infiniti Q50 being operated by Sondra Vaughn, age 67, also from Redmond. After the Infiniti collided into the Hyundai it crossed into the northbound lanes and struck a 1990 International dump truck being operated by Timothy Duggan, age 55, of Bend.

David Nixon and his female passenger Bonnie Nixon were transported from the crash with minor injuries via ground ambulance to the Saint Charles Hospital in Redmond. Sondra Vaughn was transported via air ambulance, with serious injuries, to the Saint Charles Hospital in Bend.

The Oregon State Police were assisted by the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, the Oregon Department of Transportation, the Redmond Fire Department and the Deschutes County Fire Department.


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Suspect in Stolen Vehicle Leads Police on Chase and Rams Police Patrol Vehicle (Photo)
Salem Police Dept. - 07/24/17 4:44 PM
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A suspect driving a stolen vehicle led police officers on a chase in northeast Salem, driving through a park walkway and running into a patrol vehicle before being apprehended.

The incident began at about 1:06 pm when Salem Police Detective Steve Chancellor located a stolen 1991 Honda Accord near 39th Ave NE and D St NE. There was a female driving the vehicle and a male passenger. Detective Chancellor called for patrol officers to assist in stopping the vehicle, at which time the driver fled northbound on 39th St and through several residential streets. At one point the suspect drove into Harry and Grace Thorp Park and down a pedestrian pathway leading from the park and back onto 38th Ave NE. The vehicle then continued eluding officers, running into the patrol vehicle of Officer Matt Gill at 39th Ave and D St.

The suspect then continued westbound on D St as officers terminated the pursuit due to the reckless manner in which the suspect was operating the stolen vehicle. Officers later located the stolen vehicle stopped in the intersection of Cottage St NE and Belmont St NE. The female passenger had fled from the vehicle and the male was in the driver's seat. The male was taken into custody without further incident and the female driver was later located by officers near Capitol St NE and D St NE and taken into custody.

The female suspect was identified as 32-year old Donna Celeste Dubbe of Salem. She was charged with Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Attempting to Elude an Officer-Felony, Attempting to Elude an Officer-Misdemeanor, two counts of Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Reckless Driving and Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver Involved in an Accident (Hit and Run).

The passenger was identified as 18-year old Reynaldo Rosales. He was charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle.

Medics were called to the scene where the suspect vehicle hit the patrol car to check the status of Officer Gill, but he was not injured. There were no other injuries in the incident.

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Suspect in Stolen Vehicle Leads Police on Chase and Rams Police Patrol Vehicle (Photo)
Salem Police Dept. - 07/24/17 4:44 PM
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A suspect driving a stolen vehicle led police officers on a chase in northeast Salem, driving through a park walkway and running into a patrol vehicle before being apprehended.

The incident began at about 1:06 pm when Salem Police Detective Steve Chancellor located a stolen 1991 Honda Accord near 39th Ave NE and D St NE. There was a female driving the vehicle and a male passenger. Detective Chancellor called for patrol officers to assist in stopping the vehicle, at which time the driver fled northbound on 39th St and through several residential streets. At one point the suspect drove into Harry and Grace Thorp Park and down a pedestrian pathway leading from the park and back onto 38th Ave NE. The vehicle then continued eluding officers, running into the patrol vehicle of Officer Matt Gill at 39th Ave and D St.

The suspect then continued westbound on D St as officers terminated the pursuit due to the reckless manner in which the suspect was operating the stolen vehicle. Officers later located the stolen vehicle stopped in the intersection of Cottage St NE and Belmont St NE. The female passenger had fled from the vehicle and the male was in the driver's seat. The male was taken into custody without further incident and the female driver was later located by officers near Capitol St NE and D St NE and taken into custody.

The female suspect was identified as 32-year old Donna Celeste Dubbe of Salem. She was charged with Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Attempting to Elude an Officer-Felony, Attempting to Elude an Officer-Misdemeanor, two counts of Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Reckless Driving and Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver Involved in an Accident (Hit and Run).

The passenger was identified as 18-year old Reynaldo Rosales. He was charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle.

Medics were called to the scene where the suspect vehicle hit the patrol car to check the status of Officer Gill, but he was not injured. There were no other injuries in the incident.

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Central Point Man Killed In Highway 140 Crash - Klamath County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/24/17 4:43 PM
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On July 23, 2017 at about 10PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Highway 140W near milepost 58 (west of the Running Y Ranch).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 1996 Chevrolet Suburban was traveling eastbound on Highway 140W when it attempted to pass another vehicle in a no passing area. The Chevrolet was unable to complete the pass and collided head-on with a westbound 1994 Ford motorhome. Both vehicles came to rest in the highway.

Upon emergency crews arriving at the scene, they discovered the driver of the Chevrolet, Wally M LARSON, age 79, of Central Point, was deceased. The driver of the motorhome, Kimball L ROUNDY, age 38, of Pleasant Grove, Utah, and his three passengers received minor injuries and were transported to Sky Lakes Medical Center for treatment.

A witness told troopers the Chevrolet had been driving recklessly prior to the crash. Highway 140 was closed for about 4 hours. OSP was assisted by the Klamath County Sheriff's Office, the Oregon Department of Transportation, and Klamath County Fire.

This is an active investigation. More information will be released as it becomes available.


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Back to School Bash 2017 will provide free school supplies and haircuts for students in need from Woodland and Kalama (Photo)
Woodland Sch. Dist. - 07/24/17 4:00 PM
Each student receives a high-quality backpack and can select from a wide variety of school supplies generously donated by community members, along with local businesses and churches from both Woodland and Kalama
Each student receives a high-quality backpack and can select from a wide variety of school supplies generously donated by community members, along with local businesses and churches from both Woodland and Kalama
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Monday, July 24, 2017-Woodland, WA-Woodland Public Schools announces the Back to School Bash 2017 event offering free backpacks, school supplies, and haircuts as well as free entertainment and refreshments for students in need from both Woodland and Kalama School Districts on Saturday, August 12 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Woodland High School.

The Promise Church in Woodland initially started the Back to School Bash three years ago in order to provide school supplies to families in need along with many other churches and organizations distributing supplies separately. "Last year, Woodland Public Schools teamed up to harness the support of the community by holding one large event," explained Leslie Mohlman, Community, Family, Student Resource Coordinator for Woodland Public Schools and Project Coordinator for the Back to School Bash. "At last year's event, the Bash distributed more than 425 backpacks and had 1,000 people in attendance!"

This year, Woodland Public Schools partnered with Kalama School District to offer supplies for students in need from both districts and expand the reach of the program with more than 700 backpacks on-hand. "The Back to School Bash is even larger in scale this year," said Mohlman. "We want to help alleviate some of the stress back-to-school time can cause for families with so many families living paycheck-to-paycheck; we want everyone to feel welcome to attend and partake of this opportunity!"

Each student will receive a high-quality backpack and can also select from a wide variety of school supplies including pencils, crayons, three-hole folders, three-ring binders, index cards, bottles of glue, college-ruled notebook paper, colored pencils, markers, erasers, glue sticks, pens, pencil pouches, highlighters, composition notebooks, scissors, watercolor paints, and much, much more. Students can also receive free haircuts from community hairstylists volunteering their time along with stylists from the Jeffery Manning Academy. "We have about eight hairstylists who will attend and hope to provide more than 100 haircuts to students on a first-come, first-served basis," said Mohlman. "Local salons have also donated vouchers for students to receive haircuts for free."

In order to provide the most supplies and resources for the most students, event organizers researched the best prices to procure school supplies at the lowest cost. "We were able to obtain full sets of school supplies and backpacks for only $20 a student," said Mohlman. "By keeping costs low and buying in bulk, the Back to School Bash can provide supplies and services to that many more students in need."

The Woodland Public Library will attend the event with free books for students to take home. "Research shows that having books in the home and reading to your child are two of the most important factors in helping a student achieve academic and lifetime success," said Mohlman. "Unfortunately, nearly two-thirds of low-income families do not own a single childrens book so the Woodland Public Library is seeking to help remedy that by providing gently-used books to families for free."

Refreshments and entertainment make the Back to School Bash much more than just a time to get school supplies with Sodexo Food Services donating employee time to run the event and also donating funds to cover half of the event's food costs. "Sodexo has been incredibly generous in their support for this event, providing a summer barbeque featuring hamburgers, corndogs, chips, and drinks," said Mohlman. "The Bash is a party-like atmosphere with games and events; our intent is to cater to the entire K-12 community so we welcome students of all ages to attend."

In addition to the support from employees at Woodland Public Schools and Kalama School District, local churches and community organizations help support the event with fundraising and donations. Some of the many organizations generously donating to the event include Clark County Fire Department, Clover Valley Community Church, Columbia River Carbonates, Corwin Beverage Company, Grace Community Church, Housing Opportunities of Southwest Washington, Jeffery Manning Academy, Kalama Baptist Church, the Promise Church, Sodexo Food Services, the Woodland Action Center, the Woodland LDS Church, the Woodland Presbyterian Church. "Thanks to the support of so many community members and organizations, we plan to make this year's Back to School Bash the biggest, yet," said Mohlman.

Woodland Public Schools invites Woodland and Kalama students and their families to attend the Back to School Bash 2017 on Saturday, August 12 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Woodland High School located at 1500 Dike Access Road, Woodland, WA 98674. Community members and organizations interested in donating to the event can make donations online at www.woodlandaction.org or by contacting Leslie Mohlman via email at mohlmanl@woodlandpublicschools.org or by telephone at (360) 841-2718.

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Attached Media Files: Each student receives a high-quality backpack and can select from a wide variety of school supplies generously donated by community members, along with local businesses and churches from both Woodland and Kalama , Each student receives a high-quality backpack and can select from a wide variety of school supplies generously donated by community members, along with local businesses and churches from both Woodland and Kalama , In addition to school supplies and haircuts, the Back to School Bash features free refreshments and entertainment such as face-painting, a favorite at last year's Bash , The Back to School Bash provides free school supplies and haircuts to students in need from Woodland and Kalama School Districts on August 12 from 3-6 p.m. at Woodland High School
Newport Man Killed In Highway 20 Crash Near Newport - Lincoln County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/24/17 3:51 PM
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On July 24, 2017 at about 8AM, OSP Troopers, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, and other emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Highway 20 near MP 10 (at Pioneer Trail, east of Newport).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2005 Nissan Titan pickup operated by Andrew BEAUCHAMP, age 33, of Newport, was traveling westbound on Highway 20 when the vehicle drove off the westbound shoulder and struck a guard rail. The Nissan went airborne and struck a tree, causing BEAUCHAMP to be ejected. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Speed is being investigated as a contributing factor in the crash. It is also believed BEAUCHAMP was not wearing a safety belt.

Highway 20 was completely closed for a short period of time. The westbound lane was closed for several hours during the investigation. More information will be released as it becomes available.


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Five northwest foresters, two from ODF, honored with national Society of American Foresters Fellowship
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/24/17 3:02 PM
Release date: July 24, 2017

Contact: Kate Skinner, District Forester, ODF; 503-815-7001; kate.j.skinner@oregon.gov

Five northwest foresters, two from ODF, honored with national Society of American Foresters Fellowship

The Society of American Foresters announced that five foresters from District 2 in northwest Oregon will receive 2017 Fellowship awards - the highest honor that SAF can bestow on its members.

"District 2 had the most Fellow nominees and Fellows of all the SAF Districts in 2017. I believe this is due to the hard work of the nominators and the high quality of our foresters. It is a real pleasure to be associated with foresters of this caliber," said Mike Cloughesy, SAF District 2 Board member.

The 2017 District 2 Fellows are:
Tamara Cushing, Oregon State University, Corvallis
Tim Keith, Oregon Department of Forestry, Salem
Gary Springer, Starker Forests, Inc., Corvallis
Robin Tucker, Tucker Forestry Consulting LLC, Lebanon
Dave Wells, Oregon Department of Forestry, Tillamook

Each year, the SAF Board reviews fellowship nominations and selects fellows based upon:
Significant number of years of sustained commitment to SAF volunteer activities, performed at two or more of the following SAF organizational levels: local (chapter), state, regional (multi-state or voting district), or national.
Exemplary action and sustained leadership over many years in advancing the forestry profession at two or more of the following organizational levels: local; regional; national; or international. Exceptions may be made for unusually notable contributions to SAF or to the forestry profession over a shorter time frame.

The fellows will be honored at the Fellows Breakfast and Awards Celebration at the SAF national convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Nov. 16 and 17.

SAF is a professional organization of foresters whose mission is to advance sustainable management of forest resources through science, education, and technology; to enhance the competency of its members; to establish professional excellence; and to use our knowledge, skills, and conservation ethic to ensure the continued health, integrity, and use of forests to benefit society in perpetuity.

Learn More: Society of American Foresters

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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/24/17 2:07 PM
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The Portland Police Bureau directs member action through the establishment of policy, procedure, and rule, as found within Directives. The Bureau is in the process of reviewing all of its Directives and seeks public comments.

Currently, the Bureau is asking for the community's feedback regarding the following Directive(s).

This directive in 2nd Universal Review will remain posted with comments collected from Monday, July 24, 2017, through Monday, August 7, 2017.

338.00, Discipline Guide

Community members are encouraged to read this Directive at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/59757 and follow the link at the bottom of the draft to provide comments. This webpage also enables community members to sign up for email notifications when new or revised directives are posted.

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Health advisory issued July 24 for Odell Lake
Oregon Health Authority - 07/24/17 1:36 PM
July 24, 2017

High toxin levels found in Klamath County lake

The Oregon Health Authority issued a health advisory today for Odell Lake, located 75 miles southeast of Eugene off Oregon Route 58 in the northwest corner of Klamath County.

Water monitoring has confirmed the presence of blue-green algae and the toxins they produce in Odell Lake. These toxin concentrations can be harmful to humans and animals.

People should avoid swallowing water while swimming or inhaling water droplets as a result of high-speed water activities, such as water skiing or power boating, in areas where blooms are identified. Although toxins are not absorbed through the skin, people who have skin sensitivities may experience a puffy, red rash at the affected area.

Drinking water directly from Odell Lake at this time is especially dangerous. OHA Public Health Division officials advise campers and other recreational visitors that toxins cannot be removed by boiling, filtering or treating water with camping-style filters.

People who draw in-home water directly from the affected area are advised to use an alternative water source because private treatment systems are not proven effective for removing algae toxins. However public drinking water systems can reduce algae toxins through proper filtration and disinfection. If people connected to public water systems have questions about treatment and testing, they should contact their water supplier. If community members have questions about water available at nearby campgrounds, they should contact campground management.

Oregon health officials recommend that those who choose to eat fish from waters where algae blooms are present remove all fat, skin and organs before cooking, as toxins are more likely to collect in these tissues. Fillets should also be rinsed with clean water. Public health officials also advise people to not eat freshwater clams or mussels from Odell Lake and that Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations do not allow the harvest of these shellfish from freshwater sources. Crayfish muscle can be eaten, but internal organs and liquid fat should be discarded.

Exposure to toxins can produce a variety of symptoms including numbness, tingling and dizziness that can lead to difficulty breathing or heart problems, and require immediate medical attention. Symptoms of skin irritation, weakness, diarrhea, nausea, cramps and fainting should also receive medical attention if they persist or worsen. Children and pets are at increased risk for exposure because of their size and level of activity. People who bring their pets to Odell Lake for recreation activities should take special precautions to keep them from drinking from or swimming in the lake.

The advisory will be lifted when the concern no longer exists.

With proper precautions to avoid activities during which water can be ingested, people are encouraged to visit Odell Lake and enjoy activities such as canoeing, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, picnicking, and bird watching. Boating is safe as long as speeds do not create excessive water spray. Although inhalation risk is much lower than ingestion, it can present a risk.

For health information or to report an illness, contact OHA at 971-673-0400. For campground or lake information, call the local management agency.

OHA maintains an updated list of all health advisories on its website. To learn if an advisory has been issued or lifted for a specific water body, visit the Harmful Algae Blooms website at http://www.healthoregon.org/hab and select "algae bloom advisories," or call the Oregon Public Health Division toll-free information line at 877-290-6767.

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Linn County Deputies Investigate Deceased Male Found
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 07/24/17 1:29 PM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports today at 11:10 a.m., his office received a 9-1-1 call reporting a male was found deceased in a vehicle located on Hwy. 20, east of Sweet Home.

Deputies are on scene and are currently conducting an investigation. Our office will release more information as it becomes available.
Former Woodburn Police Officer Charged With Crimes
Marion Co. Dist. Attorney's Office - 07/24/17 1:29 PM
The Marion County District Attorney's Office has charged former Woodburn Police Officer, Timothy Cobos with 3 Counts of Official Misconduct in the First Degree for conduct arising over the last two years while he was employed with the department. He has since recently resigned his position.

Cobos will be arraigned on those charges in an appearance before the Honorable Tracy A. Prall tomorrow, July 25, 2017 at 9:00 AM at the Marion County Courthouse. It is anticipated that he will further plead guilty and be sentenced on all 3 counts at that time.

Official Misconduct in the First Degree is a Class A Misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail.

As this is still an open and pending case, the Marion County District Attorney's Office cannot comment any further at this time.
Portland Sanitarium Nurses' Quarters listed in National Register of Historic Places (Photo)
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 07/24/17 12:53 PM
The Nurses' Quarters served the student nurses and full-time nurses of the Portland Sanitarium, a hospital operated by the Seventh Day Adventists. The building is emblematic of the changing position of nursing as an educational field and profession. During the early- and mid-twentieth century, the health care industry was evolving. As the methods of treatment changed, so too did the means of educating medical professionals. At this time nursing education shifted from an apprenticeship-like training regime with long hours of hands-on hospital work to a pre-professional curriculum paired with shifts at the hospital. Improvements and changing features of Nurses' Quarters were parallel to the changes in nursing education and professional nursing, creating less of a room-and-board arrangement and more of a round-the-clock studying and on-call hospital work setting.

The Portland Sanitarium Nurses' Quarters is locally significant and eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion A for its association with Health/Medicine. This building was designated a historic landmark by the City of Portland on September 25, 2016.

Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended the building's nomination in February 2017. The Portland Sanitarium Nurses' Quarters is among the 596 properties in Portland that are individually listed in the National Register, which is maintained by the National Park Service under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

More information about the National Register and recent Oregon listings is online at www.oregonheritage.org (click on "National Register" at left of page).


Attached Media Files: National Register nomination , News Release , Portland Sanitarium Nurses' Quarters
The Pine Grove Community House in Manzanita is one of Oregon's latest entries in the National Register of Historic Places. (Photo)
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 07/24/17 12:50 PM
Built in 1933, the Pine Grove Community House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion A for the building's association with the founding of the City of Manzanita and its local government, establishment of community social events, and the gradual evolution of the town to a full-fledged community and center for coastal recreation. Pine Grove represents the first tangible civic project of the first residents of Manzanita who, with no early municipal government, formed their own community group to address the needs and management of their small town. In the absence of more formal, city-run facilities, the Pine Grove Community House served as Manzanita's first City Hall and library. Pine Grove not only functioned as Manzanita's early central government, but hosted meetings resulting in the formation of the first fire and police departments. The Pine Grove Community House has grown with the City of Manzanita and served many functions that are now carried on in different facilities, but it was at the Pine Grove that all of these activities began and flourished sufficiently to create the need for expansion beyond the building in which they began. Among the founders was Ben S. Lane, who would later serve the City of Manzanita as its first mayor and serving the City in that capacity for thirteen years. Lane's wife, Johanna Lane, brought a love for reading and community service that made the Lanes a formidable couple. The Pine Grove Community House tells part of the story of coastal recreation towns and the settlement of the Oregon Coast, including the transition from mere vacation destination to a formal community and eventual municipality.

Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended the building's nomination in February 2017. The Pine Grove Community House is among the nine properties in Manzanita that are individually listed in the National Register, which is maintained by the National Park Service under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

More information about the National Register and recent Oregon listings is online at www.oregonheritage.org (click on "National Register" at left of page).


Attached Media Files: National Register nomination , Press Release , Pine Grove Community House
Virtual Incubation Program Accepting Applications
City of Beaverton - 07/24/17 12:00 PM
- Rural Oregon entrepreneurs can apply at a low cost-

BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The Oregon Technology Business Center is now accepting applications from entrepreneurs for the Virtual Incubation Program (VIP). The six month program is open to all entrepreneurs, but rural-Oregon entrepreneurs are encouraged to participate at a very low cost thanks to a grant from the Janette G. Drew Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF).


"Often times in the startup community companies from our rural areas for a variety of reasons, do not have the same access to resources," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "The Virtual Incubation Program is the place for rural startups to get a leg up and learn key issues to improve and build upon their business. OTBC is vital in providing the training and skills to bring your company to the next level."


The VIP consists of eight weekly live webcasts broadcast from OTBC headquarters that address key entrepreneurship topics, followed by mentoring services for four months. Services include:

Helping you understand your customers/market
Finding out what your customers will pay
Developing a budget/forecast
Creating a funding plan
Building a team
Designing a marketing/sales plan
Learning what legal steps can help protect your company
And, more


OTBC will offer programs through the VIP that have been developed over the last 12 years that assist entrepreneurs in starting and building their businesses. The first sessions are planned to start in September. For more information on how to apply: www.virtualincubationprogram.com.


The VIP registration fee is $79 a month for six months, or alternatively a one-time payment of $399. However, thanks to OCF support, entrepreneurs in rural Oregon can participate for a one-time fee of only $79.


"It was an excellent series of sessions. I learned a tremendous amount." said Ralph McCarthy, Northwest Analytical Labs, LLC. "You've allowed us to download extremely valuable information and pointed us towards a lot of resources."


The VIP supports Governor Kate Brown's goal of providing more economic and entrepreneurial opportunities to Oregon's rural communities. Partners of the VIP include local economic development departments and the State of Oregon Economic Development Department to recruit entrepreneurial businesses with growth potential.


OTBC, the Oregon Technology Business Center, is a nonprofit incubator for startup companies. OTBC helps entrepreneurs start and grow companies with workshops, office space, mentoring and online programs. For more information about OTBC, visit www.otbc.org.


The city of Beaverton is home to more than 95,000 residents and is Oregon's sixth largest city. We are a friendly, active, and responsible city well-known for our exceptional community services and amenities, helping Beaverton residents enjoy a high quality of life. Ranked in the top ten of Money magazine's 50 Best Small Cities in America for 2016, Beaverton truly is "The Best of Oregon."


For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.


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Street Closures for 2017 Hoopla Basketball Tournament
City of Salem - 07/24/17 11:55 AM
Hoopla is a 3-on-3 basketball tournament involving more than 900 teams and 700 volunteers. Event information can be found at http://oregonhoopla.com.

Beginning Monday, July 31, at 6 p.m. through Sunday, August 6, at 8 p.m., the following streets in the State Capitol area will be closed for the Hoopla Basketball Tournament:

Court Street NE between 12th Street NE and Cottage Street NE
Waverly Street NE between Court Street NE and State Street
Winter Street NE between Court Street NE and Chemeketa Street NE

Additional streets will be closed beginning Friday, August 4, through Sunday, August 6:

State Street between Winter Street NE and 12th Street NE beginning at 2 p.m.
Cottage Street NE between Court Street NE and State Street beginning at 6 p.m.

All streets are expected to be reopened by Sunday, August 6, 2017, at 8 p.m. Drivers should avoid these areas or anticipate delays due to congestion.


Attached Media Files: 2017-07/1081/106333/2017_Hoopla_Road_Closures_color_.pdf
$95 Million Available for Oregonians in Danger of Losing Their Homes
Oregon Housing and Community Services - 07/24/17 11:47 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 24, 2017

CONTACT:
Ariel Nelson
Government Relations and Communications Liaison
Oregon Housing and Community Services
503-986-2079, Ariel.Nelson@oregon.gov

$95 Million Available for Oregonians in Danger of Losing Their Homes

SALEM, OR -- Homeowners falling behind on property taxes or mortgage payments should visit www.OregonHomeownerHelp.org because they may qualify for help from a $95 million program. Help is available through the Oregon Homeownership Stabilization Initiative (OHSI) which is run by the state of Oregon. A range of help is available depending on a homeowner's current situation and need. We strongly urge anyone who is struggling to make their mortgage or property tax payments to visit www.OregonHomeownerHelp.org to find out if they qualify for assistance.

Homeowners that have recovered from a hardship but are still behind on mortgage or property tax payments may be eligible for the Loan Preservation Assistance program. This program can bring mortgages, past due property taxes, and reverse mortgage accounts current with a maximum benefit of $40,000. Homeowners can find out more and see if they qualify by visiting www.OregonHomeownerHelp.org and searching for Loan Preservation Assistance.

Oregonians struggling to make their monthly mortgage payments may qualify for the Home Rescue program. This program can provide homeowners with monthly mortgage payments for up to one year with a maximum benefit of $20,000. To qualify, applicants must be able to show that their income has been reduced by at least 10% compared to any tax year between 2009 and 2016. Oregonians who have had their income substantially reduced in recent years should visit www.OregonHomeownerHelp.org to see if they qualify for the Home Rescue Program.

Funding for the Oregon Homeownership Stabilization Initiative (OHSI) is provided by the United States Treasury's Hardest Hit Fund, which allocated $220 million to Oregon in 2010 and an additional $94.5 million in 2016 for the administration of foreclosure prevention programs. To date, OHSI has provided more than $230 million in assistance to more than 12,000 homeowners.

OHSI customer service can be reached via email at Homeowner.Help@oregon.gov or by phone at 503-986-2025. OHSI partners with local housing nonprofits throughout the state to provide program delivery.

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Attached Media Files: Press Release
CORRECTION: Two People Arrested, Two Stolen Cars Recovered After Carjacking Investigation Late Sunday Afternoon (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/24/17 11:35 AM
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The initial report was to the 2400 block of Northeast 151st Avenue, not Southeast as initially released.

The Bureau regrets the error.

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On Sunday July 23, 2017, at 5:04 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 2400 block of Northeast 151st Avenue on the report that a suspect armed with a gun stole a person's car and fled the area in the victim's 2017 Toyota Avalon.

Multiple officers responded to the area to begin searching for the suspect and vehicle. The victim, a 54-year-old female, reported a second vehicle drove by several times prior to the robbery so officers also canvassed the area for the second vehicle, described as a gray Range Rover.

Officers taking the report worked with the victim, her mother-in-law (registered owner and neighborhood resident), and Toyota to activate a GPS device in the vehicle, leading officers to find the Avalon and the Range Rover parked in the area of Southeast 127th Avenue and Woodward Street. A male, later identified as 25-year-old David Gurrola, got into the Avalon and drove out of the area, leading officers on a short traffic pursuit, before eluding officers. Officers canvassing the area found the abandoned Avalon at Southeast 138th Avenue and Clay Street and shortly after located and arrested the suspect.

A third vehicle, a red SUV, was driven out of the area where the two stolen cars were initially found and officers conducted a traffic stop, arresting the female passenger in connection with the robbery. She was identified as 27-year-old Brittany Michelle Gregory.

Both the stolen Avalon and the Range Rover, which was reported stolen in early-June 2017 from a Southwest Portland residence, were recovered and towed by police as part of the ongoing investigation. A handgun was also located and seized during this investigation.

Gregory, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Robbery in the Second Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Vehicle.

Gurrola, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Robbery in the Second Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Vehicle. Additionally, Gurrola was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, and Criminal Mischief in the First Degree.

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Linn County Deputies Investigate Shooting
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 07/24/17 11:11 AM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports his deputies are investigating the shooting of a Lebanon man. The Linn County Sheriff's Office 9-1-1 Center received a call yesterday at 9:10 p.m. of a disturbance with gunshots fired.

Deputies responded to the 600 block of B Street in Lebanon and found Jerry Lynn Chasteen, 58, of Lebanon, had been shot multiple times. Deputies determined a large caliber handgun was used in a neighborhood dispute between Chasteen and Donald Barry Avritt, 25, of Lebanon.

Chasteen was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis for serious injuries and is listed in stable condition.

Avritt and witnesses were detained and detectives are currently processing the scene for further evidence.

The Linn County Sheriff's office was assisted by Lebanon Fire Department and Lebanon and Albany Police Departments.

No arrests have been made at this time. The investigation is continuing into the possibility of this being a criminal matter or self-defense. All parties are cooperating with investigators.
Rescue at Marion Lake
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 07/24/17 10:46 AM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports that his office received a call yesterday at approximately 6:15 p.m., of an injured hiker on the Marion Lake trail. Robert Wolf, 38, from Coos Bay was with two family members hiking out from Marion Lake when he fell and injured his ankle. One of the family members hiked out and went to the Marion Forks Fish Hatchery to call for assistance.

Search and Rescue teams from Linn County along with Idanha-Detroit, Gates, and Lyons fire departments responded to assist with the rescue. Mr. Wolf was transported less than a mile to the trailhead in a wheeled stokes/litter and was released to his family.
PF&R Responds to 2-Alarm Apartment Fire at 9815 NE Glisan St (Photo)***UPDATE 1***
Portland Fire & Rescue - 07/24/17 10:45 AM
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The investigation into the deadly fire is continuing this morning. During the course of the investigation, a second deceased person was discovered inside the residence. Fire investigators are working closely with the Portland Police Bureau on this investigation and will provide updates when they become available. The identities of the two deceased individuals have not yet been determined and autopsies are scheduled for later today.

All fire deaths in Portland are investigated in the same manner as a crime until criminality is ruled out. To protect the integrity of the investigation, we aren't releasing any additional information at this time.

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PF&R responds to a 2nd Alarm Fire at 9815 NE Glisan St.

Upon arrival, crews reported heavy fire coming from first floor, extending to the second floor. A second alarm was requested shortly after to bring additional personnel to assist. An ambulance was also requested.

Firefighters immediately went in to fight the fire and to search for trapped occupants. One person was found inside, the victim was carried out by firefighters but could not be revived.

Red Cross was called to assist with 10 adults and 15 children who have been displaced by the fire. One firefighter suffered minor burns while fighting this fire. No other injuries have been reported so far.

Fire investigators are on-scene working to determine the cause of this fire. More info will be released as it becomes available.


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UPDATE: Pedestrian Killed on I-205 - Major Crash Team Responding
Portland Police Bureau - 07/24/17 10:42 AM
Traffic Division investigators determined that the person killed early this morning was a 23-year-old male.

Investigators learned that a 25-year-old male driving a 2004 Isuzu Street Sweeper (not a delivery truck as earlier released) was southbound on I-205 when he struck the 23-year-old male who was in the roadway in the left lane of travel. The driver was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver cooperated with investigators and showed no signs of impairment. It is not known why the 23-year-old male was on the freeway.

No citations have been issued and the crash remains under investigation. Once the investigation is complete, it will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

Names of those involved will be released on Tuesday.

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On Monday July 24, 2017, at 2:53 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to I-205 southbound at Southeast Foster Road on the report that a delivery truck driver struck a pedestrian on the freeway.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the pedestrian and determined the person was deceased. The delivery truck driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation into the crash.

I-205 southbound traffic is being diverted off the freeway at Foster Road and may re-enter the freeway at Johnson Creek Boulevard via Southeast 92nd Avenue. The freeway is expected to remain closed for several hours.

Information updates are not expected until late-Monday morning.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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OSP Seeking Public's Assistance In Locating Witnesses of a Serious Injury Crash - HWY 20 - Linn County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/24/17 10:29 AM
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On July 23, 2017 at about 3:25 p.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two-vehicle head-on crash on Hwy 20 near milepost 32.9 (east of Sweet Home).

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Red 2003 Kia Spectra, operated by a 17 year old male and passenger, 16 year old male, both from Sweet Home, was traveling westbound on Highway 20 when the Kia crossed into the eastbound lane. The Kia collided nearly head on with an eastbound 2005 Pontiac Grand Am, operated by Francisco RAMOS RIVERA, age 53, and passengers, 7 year old male and 8 year old female, all from Lebanon. Both drivers received serious injuries as a result of the crash and were transported to the hospital for treatment of their injuries. The 16 year old male was not injured and the 7 year old male and an 8 year old female received minor injuries.

Highway 20 was closed for about 3.5 hours with a detour in place. OSP was assisted by Sweet Home Police Department, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Sweet Home Fire Department and Reach Air Ambulance.

OSP is requesting anyone who witnessed the crash or driving behavior contributing to the crash to contact Senior Trooper Oxenrider or Senior Trooper Youngblood at (541) 967-2026. This in an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when available.


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Red Cross Camp Prepare! Encourages Readiness for 'Big One' and Eclipse
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/24/17 9:57 AM
Camp out on the night of August 12 using only the contents of your disaster preparedness kit to test your readiness for a Cascadia earthquake, the eclipse or another emergency.

PORTLAND, Ore., July 20, 2017 -- Emergencies happen when we least expect it. What if you are stuck in traffic for hours and unable to get to food or water because of the influx of people in our region during the eclipse? What if you had no access to necessities after a 9.0 Cascadia earthquake or other disaster? Gather your emergency kit supplies and test your preparedness by camping out in your own backyard on the night of Saturday, August 12, for Camp Prepare!

The Red Cross Camp Prepare! event is a regional coordinated camping experience the whole family can participate in -- at a campground or in your own back yard. It's a chance to prepare your emergency kit and take it on a trial run before the eclipse or the 'Big One'.

Prepare for Camp Prepare! Common items used for camping such as water, non-perishable food, flashlights, extra batteries and first aid supplies are just a few of the items that should be in a disaster preparedness kit. The Red Cross recommends at least a three-day supply of food and water in case of a disaster. Larger disasters, like a Cascadia earthquake, may require supplies for several weeks. Need a kit list? The Red Cross has you covered. Visit redcross.org/PrepareGuide for a full supply list.

How to participate:

1.Camp out and take a photo to document your preparedness. Show your campsite, campers and supplies.

2.Share your Camp Prepare! experience. Tell us if you needed additional supplies or share if you were completely ready. Take a photo/selfie and tag us:
Facebook: RedCrossCascades
Instagram: @RedCrossCascades
Twitter: @RedCrossCasc

3.Win prizes! The best 10 photos win a prize pack valued at more than $200 each. The prize pack includes a Leatherman multi-tool, a Leatherman flashlight and a Red Cross first aid kit.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/Cascades or find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/RedCrossCascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and find us on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades.


Attached Media Files: 2017-07/1190/106325/News_Release_-_Camp_Prepare_2017_-_Trial_Run_for_the_Big_One_and_the_Eclipse_7-24-17.pdf
MCSO Responds to Overnight Burglary at Reynolds High School *Update* (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/24/17 9:12 AM
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The suspects in this case have been identified as 58 year old George Brooks of Portland, OR and 34 year old Ruben Bentz of Gresham, OR. Both were lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Burglary II, Criminal Mischief I, Attempted Theft I, and Interfering with a Police Officer. Booking photos are attached.

Injuries involved a dog bite to one of the suspects, and the other complained of trouble breathing after a brief foot pursuit. Both were treated at a local hospital prior to being booked.

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On 07/24/2017, shortly after 3:00 am, MCSO deputies responded to a call of a burglary in progress at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, OR. When deputies arrived they were able to hear suspects in an area of the school currently undergoing renovation, and found one of the doors accessing the area had been pried open.

Deputies worked along with members of Gresham, Fairview and Portland Police to establish a perimeter around the school as they searched for the suspects. Once the alleged thieves heard police inside the building, they attempted to run away on foot through an open field.

A police K9 from the Portland Police Bureau captured the first suspect, while deputies arrested the second. Deputies returned to the construction area and found several tools loaded into wheelbarrows, ready to be taken from the scene.

Both suspects in this case were taken to area hospitals to be treated for minor injuries, names and booking photos will be released as soon as they are available.


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Portland Symphonic Choir Announces 2017-18 Season and Finalists for Artistic Director (Photo)
Portland Symphonic Choir - 07/24/17 8:55 AM
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(Portland, OR) Portland Symphonic Choir is excited to announce three finalists in the search for a new Artistic Director: Erick Lichte, Dr. Samuel Barbara, and Dr. Richard Sparks. Each candidate will present a concert during the 2017-18 season for which they have done all the artistic planning. Attendees of each concert will be able to provide feedback on the concert that may be considered in the selection of the final Artistic Director candidate.

Of the upcoming season, Katherine Lefever, Chair of Portland Symphonic Choir's Board of Directors said, "The choir members are eager to begin this season's rehearsals and work with each of the candidates. They bring unique styles and a variety of experiences. As PSC approaches its 75th anniversary year in 2020, the choir is excited to select a new Artistic Director with a passion for choral excellence and a vision for the future of choral performances in our local and regional community."

Please join Portland Symphonic Choir in welcoming each Guest Artistic Director for their concerts this season:

October 28 and 29: Erick Lichte presents John Meuhlheisen's "Pieta" with guest chamber choir, Union High School of Vancouver, WA.
Conductor Erick Lichte has been hailed by The Washington Post for the "audacity" of his programming, the Chicago Tribune has noted the "meticulous preparation" of his choirs and Fanfare Magazine declared that he created and helmed "the premier men's vocal ensemble in the United States."

As a founding member, singer, and Artistic Director of the male vocal ensemble Cantus, Lichte created and sustained one of only two full-time vocal ensembles in the United States. His work with Cantus garnered the 2009 Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, the highest honor for the professional choral organization Chorus America.

In January of 2013, he began his tenure as Artistic Director of Chor Leoni Men's Choir in Vancouver, BC. Since his arrival, he has grown Chor Leoni into one of the busiest and most popular amateur choirs in North America, presenting over 25 concerts a year to over 18,000 patrons. Lichte is a published composer and arranger, especially known for his writing in the theatrical work All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914, which has annually toured North American for the past decade. He also currently serves as the Chancel Choir Director at First United Methodist Church in Portland, OR.

December 9 and 10: Dr. Samuel Barbara presents Wintersong! Brightest and Best! Including a Christmas Carol Composition Competition
Before relocating home to Oregon, Dr. Samuel Barbara served as Director of Choral Activities and assistant professor of music at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, where he conducted the Chamber, Concert and Men's Choirs, and taught choral methods, literature and conducting, as well as applied voice. He completed his doctorate in choral music at the University of Southern California, where he was senior teaching assistant in the Department of Choral and Sacred Music and assistant conductor of the USC Thornton Chamber Singers. While at USC, he studied under Jo-Michael Scheibe, Nick Strimple, Cristian Grases and Donald Brinegar. Before arriving in Southern California, Dr. Barbara served as Director of Choirs at Cleveland High School in Portland, where he was awarded the "Golden C" for excellence in teaching. Under his direction, the Cleveland "A" Choir won the 5A Oregon State Choir Championships three times. Samuel earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music and Master of Arts in Teaching degrees from the University of Portland. After completing his undergraduate work, Samuel was awarded a Fulbright Grant to teach English and study music in Weimar, Germany. While in Weimar he taught at the Musikgymnasium Schloss Belvedere, sang in the chamber choir at the Franz Liszt Music Conservatory, and took choral conducting coursework under Professor J?1/4rgen Puschbeck.

Samuel has sung professionally, both as a soloist and an ensemble member, and he remains active as a vocal artist. As a member of University of Southern California Thornton Chamber Singers, Dr. Barbara appeared on live television with Barry Manilow and sang backup with the Rolling Stones; worked closely with notable composers such as Morten Lauridsen, Paul Mealor, Wolfram Buchenberg, and David Conte; attended master classes with Rodney Eichenberger, Jamison Marvin, Joan Conlon and Vance George; and performed with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Helmuth Rilling. Dr. Barbara is in demand as a guest conductor, choral clinician and adjudicator, and has served in leadership positions for the American Choral Directors Association, the National Association for Music Education and the National Association of Teachers of Singing. He has presented his research at state conferences in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia and was recently published in volume four of Teaching Music Through Performance in Choir.

May 19 and 20: Dr. Richard Sparks presents the Martin Mass and Allan Bevan's "Nou Goth"
Richard Sparks is currently Professor of Music and Chair of the Division of Conducting & Ensembles at the University of North Texas. The College of Music is one of the two largest in the US, with almost 1,600 music majors. The Division of Conducting & Ensembles includes five choirs, two orchestras, six bands, opera, and early music. Sparks conducts two ensembles at UNT, including the Collegium Singers, part of the early music program, which works regularly with their period-instrument Baroque Orchestra. Performances have included the Monteverdi 1610 Vespers, Victoria's Requiem, and this past April, the 1725 version of Bach's St. John Passion. Many of the Collegium Singers' performances can be found on YouTube, including their performance of the Vivaldi Gloria, which has over 1.6 million hits. A Northwest native, he was Director of Choral Activities and conductor of the Choir of the West at Pacific Lutheran University for 18 years, where he led the choir on multiple tours (including China, Japan, England, and Scandinavia) and recorded 8 CDs.

Sparks founded two independent choral groups in the Seattle area, which are still thriving: Seattle Pro Musica and Choral Arts Northwest, with whom he did four recordings on the Gothic label. He was conductor of the professional chamber choir, Pro Coro Canada (in Edmonton, Alberta) for twelve years. In four years as conductor of the Seattle Symphony Chorale he prepared them for nine different recordings on the Delos label, including the Grammy nominated Howard Hanson Lament for Beowulf. As a guest conductor he has worked with many ensembles around North America, most recently the professional Santa Fe Desert Chorale last summer. His dissertation was on Swedish choral music and in 2002 he was the first American in more than 35 years to conduct the renowned Swedish Radio Choir, and was invited back again to conduct in 2007 and 2008. In 2007 he prepared the choir for a number of projects with different conductors. In 20008 he did the same, including a Brahms Requiem conducted by Valery Gergiev with the Rotterdam Philharmonic, which was recorded as a DVD on the BIS label. He also conducted the Radio Choir's spring concert that year. Last fall he was invited back to Stockholm to give a special pre-concert talk before the Radio Choir's 90th anniversary concert.

Sparks has also conducted a large choral/orchestral repertoire, including Bach (over 50 of his cantatas and all of his major works); Handel's Messiah and Israel in Egypt; all of Mozart's major works; all six of Haydn's late masses and The Creation; Beethoven's Mass in C and Choral Fantasy; the Requiems of Brahms, Verdi, Faure, and Durufle; Stravinsky's Mass and Les Noces; Poulenc's Gloria; Britten's War Requiem; and Arvo Pärt's Credo and Passio.


About the Portland Symphonic Choir:
Since 1945, Portland Symphonic Choir, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, has been singing the choral masterworks with excellence and passion. Under the leadership of Artistic Director, Dr. Steven Zopfi, the 140 voices that make up the choir have achieved a reputation of excellence and dedication through creating powerful, accessible choral experiences for all kinds of music enthusiasts - from the experienced musician to the brand new listener.
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Attached Media Files: Spring Concert | Dr. Richard Sparks , Winter Concert | Dr. Samuel Barbara , Fall Concert | Erick Lichte
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 07/20/2017-07/23/2017
Sandy Police Dept. - 07/24/17 8:25 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 07/20/2017-07/23/2017


ESTACADA:

1C 2017-1238

On 07/21/2017 at about 1216 hrs., police received a report about an assault that had occurred 2 days prior in the 500 block of NE Main Street. A report is pending (CAD).

1C 2017-1242

On 07/22/2017 at around 1811 hrs., police responded to the 200 block of S Broadway Street regarding a trespassing. Kyle G. Alexander (29, of Estacada) was arrested for Criminal Trespass and was transported to the Clackamas County Jail, where he was lodged on $1,500 bail.

1C 2017-1246

On 07/23/2017 at about 0040 hrs., police observed a blue Subaru drive around barricades on SE 2nd Avenue near S Broadway Street. Officers contacted the driver, and eventually arrested him for Reckless Driving and DUII. Christopher L. Rugloski (56, of Estacada) was held at the Clackamas County Jail on $5,000 bail. He was also cited for failing to change the address on his driver's license and for failure to obey a traffic control device.


SANDY:

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On 07/20/2017 at about 1038 hrs., code enforcement received a report that, sometime between 07/18/2017 and 07/19/2017, an unknown suspect applied graffiti to the dumpsters and a wall in the 38000 block of Proctor Boulevard. A report was taken.

18 2017-1237

On 07/18/2017 at around 1804 hrs., police were dispatched to an attempted burglary that happened in the 38000 block of Creekside Loop. There are no suspects at this time.

18 2017-1239

On 07/21/2017 at about 1840 hrs., Jeremy S. Hubbard (39, of Vancouver, WA) was arrested for a probation violation after being found intoxicated in the area of Highway 211 and Dubarko Road. He was taken to the Clackamas County Jail, where he was held without bail.

18 2017-1240

On 07/21/2017 at around 2026 hrs., police were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash in the area of Highway 211 and Dubarko Road. There were no injuries, and a report was taken.

18 2017-1245

On 07/22/2017 at about 2341 hrs., police received a report about theft in the 39000 block of Proctor Boulevard. The property was recovered and the matter resolved by the parties involved.

18 2017-1248

On 07/23/2017 at about 1233 hrs., police responded to a welfare check request in the 39000 block of Haskins Street. A report is pending (CAD).

18 2017-1249

On 07/23/2017 at about 1303 hrs., police received a report about a hit & run (motor vehicle vs. property) incident in the 38000 block of Barlow Parkway. A report is pending (CAD).

18 2017-1250

On 07/23/2017 at about 1701 hrs., police responded to the 39000 block of Dubarko Road regarding a reported domestic disturbance. A report is pending (CAD).
Sherwood Receives Financial Reporting Achievement Award
City of Sherwood - 07/24/17 8:12 AM
For the fifth year in a row, the City of Sherwood has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for FY2016. This certificate is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
Sherwood's CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standard of the program including a constructive "spirit of disclosure" to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR. "It is rewarding to gain this recognition once again," stated Joseph Gall, City Manager. "Achieving this high level of recognition in financial reporting is a result of our ongoing commitment of fiscal transparency and solid financial management."
The City of Sherwood has also received similar recognition for its budget from the GFOA for many years. The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 19,000 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago, IL, and Washington, D.C.
Update: Missing Gresham Man Found Safe, Back At Home
Gresham Police Dept - 07/24/17 7:37 AM
Missing Gresham man, Vernon Sellars, was found safe in Portland early this morning and is back home.
Sun. 07/23/17
Red Cross Responds To Large Portland Multi Family Fire Affecting 15 persons
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/23/17 9:50 PM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a disaster that occurred on Sunday, July 23, 2017, in the 9000 block of NE Glisan St in Portland, OR.
This multi-family fire affected 3 adults and 12 kids.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department. 

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Red Cross Responds To Home Fire In Yacolt, Washington
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/23/17 9:58 AM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded  to a disaster that occurred on Saturday, July 22, 2017, in the 23000 block of NE Jehnsen Rd in Yacolt, WA.
This single-family fire affected 3 adults and pets.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department. 

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Red Cross Responds To Milti Family Fire In Sublimity
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/23/17 9:53 AM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a disaster that occurred on Saturday, July 22, 2017, in the 5300 block of Anderson Road SE in Sublimity, OR.
This multi-family fire affected 3 adults and pets. 

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department. 

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Red Cross Responds To Sherwood Fire Affecting family of 11
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/23/17 9:46 AM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross rresponded to a disaster that occurred on Saturday, July 22, 2017, in the 23000 block of SW Mansfield St in Sherwood, OR.
This single-family fire affected 11 adults.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department. 

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Sat. 07/22/17
Police with help from media and public Identify Subject in Death Investigation (Photo)
Eugene Police Dept. - 07/22/17 10:36 PM
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The identification of this person has been confirmed by family. Because there was no crime involved and due to personal privacy for the family we will not be releasing the name or circumstances. The person was 18 years old, and from Eugene.

We deeply appreciate the media's response to help get the word out so that family could be notified.

Previous information:
Police are seeking help from the public in a death investigation in which the subject's identity is unknown.

The Eugene Police Department is requesting information related to a possible runaway juvenile or missing person case. The subject is described as a white male, age 14-18 years, 5'6''-5'8'' tall, 120 pounds, with brown wavy/curly hair approximately 2-3 inches in length, blue eyes.

The subject was likely last seen wearing a black sweatshirt with "Young & Reckless" written on the front, black sleeveless Iron Maiden t-shirt, grey sweatpants with "Dark Side" written on the left pant leg, black Adidas casual/skate shoes, wearing a black "Everest" brand backpack.

Please contact Detective Chris Mackey with any information at 541-682-5111.


Attached Media Files: Shoes , Pants , Shirt , Sweatshirt
Police Investigating Robbery of Subway -- UPDATE #2
Corvallis Police - 07/22/17 4:54 PM
On July 18, 2017, at approximately 3:45 am, Corvallis Police Department Officers were called to the Subway restaurant at 2479 NW Monroe Ave for a report of a robbery. An unknown male suspect wearing a mask entered the restaurant, presented a handgun to the employee, and then left with an undisclosed amount of cash. The employee was uninjured, and the suspect fled prior to officers arriving.

On July 19th, 2017, at approximately 9:45 am, Corvallis Police Department Detectives, with the assistance of the Philomath Police Department, arrested 39-year-old Steven Lance Thompson of Corvallis, for Robbery I in connection with the armed robbery of Subway. Detectives from both agencies continued to investigate, leading to multiple search warrants, and learning that 18-year-old Kevin Maurice Mitchell of Corvallis, and 28-year-old Patrick Ambrose Daly of Albany, were also involved in the robbery of Subway on July 18th. All three males conspired together to plan, and then carry out the armed robbery. Daly was located and arrested on the afternoon of July 21st. Mitchell was arrested in the early morning hours of July 22nd. Both were taken into custody without incident.

All three are being held at the Benton County Jail. Thompson has been charged with Robbery I, Burglary I, Menacing, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Theft II. His bail is set at $175,000.

Mitchell has been charged with Robbery I, Burglary I, Menacing, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Theft II. His bail is set at $275,000.

Daly has been charged with Robbery I. His bail is set at $200,000.

https://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/inmate_detail?inmate=1700001186

https://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/inmate_detail?inmate=1700001198

https://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/inmate_detail?inmate=1700001195
Salem Police Investigating Fatal Shooting
Salem Police Dept. - 07/22/17 4:47 PM
UPDATE: 07-22-17/4:45 pm

Salem Police were called to the 3100 block of Ryan Dr SE this morning at approximately 3:26 am on a report of a shooting involving a security guard and another subject.

Arriving officers found a male subject in a parking lot who had been shot and a private security guard on scene. The subject who had been shot has been identified as 25-year old Jose Francisco Moreno. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. Moreno's next of kin have been notified and are requesting no media contact.

The security guard has been identified as 33-year old Gregory Weston Capwell. He is employed with Homefront Security. Capwell has been interviewed by investigators.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Salem Police Department Tip Line at 503-588-8477.

All further media information will be through the Marion County District Attorney's Office.

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Salem Police Detectives are currently on the scene of a fatal shooting in the 3100 block of Ryan Dr SE.

The scene is secured and traffic in the area should not be impacted.

No further information is being released at this time. Further information will follow as it becomes available.
Police Seek Help Locating Missing Gresham Man (Photo)
Gresham Police Dept - 07/22/17 4:18 PM
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Gresham, Ore. -- Gresham Police is asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing 62 year old man with dementia. Vernon Sellars was last seen at his Gresham residence today around 7:20 a.m. Sellars is a Caucasian male with gray hair and mustache, approximately 5-feet-9-inches tall and 195 pounds. He was last seen wearing a baseball cap, green jacket and khaki pants.

Anyone who knows of Sellar's whereabouts is encouraged to call the non-emergency police dispatch line at 503.823.3333 or if needed, 911.


Attached Media Files: 2017-07/1278/106307/Sellars.JPG
***Update - FEHLHABER in Custody*** OSP Asks Public's Help to Locate Shooting Suspect in Cave Junction - Josephine County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/22/17 3:06 PM
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UPDATE

On July 22, 2017, at about 12 noon, the suspect, Ronald Jedidiah FEHLHABER, age 32, of Cave Junction, turned himself into the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. He was then transported to the Josephine County Correctional Facility and lodged.

This in an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when available.

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On July 20, 2017 at about 8:57 p.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers responded to the report of a shooting at the Speedy Mart at 305 S. Redwood Hwy, Cave Junction. The victim, Floyd Argus GREENLEE, age 29, of Cave Junction, was transported to Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass with serious injuries.

The suspect, Ronald Jedidiah FEHLHABER, age 32, of Cave Junction, fled the scene prior to law enforcement arrival. FEHLHABER's whereabouts are unknown at this time and should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who identifies FEHLHABER is asked to not approach, use caution and immediately contact law enforcement.

FEHLHABER is described as a white male, age 32, 5'8", 150 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information regarding the location of FEHLHABER is asked to call OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at 541-664-4600 or 9-1-1. Refer to OSP case number SP17255970.


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Two-Vehicle Head-on Crash Claims the Life of a Monmouth Woman on Highway 99W at Milepost 67 - Polk County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/22/17 1:35 PM
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On Saturday July 22, 2017 at about 3:54 a.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a head on crash on Hwy 99W at milepost 67 (south of Monmouth).

Preliminary investigation revealed that a red 1990 Honda Civic, operated by Ashlee LEWIS, age 23, and passenger, Cherlyn LEWIS, age 57, both from Monmouth, was traveling southbound on Hwy 99W delivering papers. A blue 2008 Toyota Corolla, operated by Joshua BERRY, age 20, was northbound on Hwy 99W, when, for an undetermined reason, the vehicles collided on the northbound shoulder.

Cherlyn LEWIS suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Ashlee LEWIS and Joshua BERRY were transported to the local area hospital for treatment of their serious injuries.

Hwy 99W was partially closed for approximately 4.5 hours. OSP was assisted at the scene by the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Polk County Fire District No. 1.

This in an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when available.


Attached Media Files: Photo1 , Photo2
Red Cross Responds To Home Fire In Estacada
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/22/17 12:21 PM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a disaster that occurred on Saturday, July 22,in the 21000 block of S Jubb Rd., in Estacada Or. This single family fire affected 2 adults and 2 children. 

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department. 

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Beaverton National Night Out
Beaverton Police Dept. - 07/22/17 10:26 AM
Beaverton's 23rd annual National Night Out will be held on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Beaverton's City Park, adjacent to the City Library. This is a unique community-building event allowing members to of the community to spend time together and with first responders. Over 34 million people in more than 10,000 communities will come together to promote police-community partnerships and neighborhood unity.

National Association of Town Watch (NATW) is the nation's premiere non-profit crime prevention organization dedicated to the development and promotion of crime prevention in communities across the nation. It is a network of law enforcement agencies, neighborhood watch groups, civic groups, state, and regional crime prevention associations and concerned citizens. Through that network, NATW launched the annual National Night Out campaign. ADT is the national sponsor for this year's event.

night out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, better places to live. Together, we are making that happen.

National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community and provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

BEAVERTON'S NATIONAL NIGHT OUT will feature:
Police K-9 Demonstrations
Police and Fire Vehicles
Free Pizza, Ice cream, and Music
Displays by the Beaverton Police Department, FBI, THPRD, Beaverton Toyota, WCCCA, New Season's Market, and more!

Please join your Police Department at this community event. With all that is going on in the world, let's take some time to talk and have fun together.

##BPD##


Attached Media Files: National Night Out BPD , Press Release
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici Visits Banks Fire District #13 (Photo)
Banks Fire Dist. - 07/22/17 9:08 AM
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Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, U.S. Representative for Oregon's 1st Congressional District, along with several of her staff members, visited Banks Fire District #13's main station in Banks on Friday, July 21st.

The congresswoman toured the station and training ground, met with Fire Science program participants and district volunteers. She heard from personnel on their experiences and perspective on involvement in the Fire Science High School Program and continuing into the fire service profession. Bonamici also discussed federal Fire Grants with Banks Fire Chief, Rodney Linz, enquiring as to the challenges a small volunteer department faces when attempting to acquire needed funding.
"Emergency responders play an essential role in our communities", said Bonomici. "I appreciate Banks Fire District 13's commitment to educating young people and helping them access higher education and find meaningful careers. Thanks for sharing your work with me!"

It was an honor for Banks Fire District #13 to receive a personal visit from congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, and we are extremely grateful for all the support and dedication she is showing to not only the men and women in our department, but the entire community we serve.


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Fri. 07/21/17
Crews Respond to a Brush Fire (Near McLoughlin, South of the Ross Island Bridge)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 07/21/17 11:05 PM
7/22/17 10:05 PM-Tonight just after 10:00 PM Firefighters responded to a brush fire burning between the Willamette River and McLoughlin Blvd. The fire was visible when looking South from the Ross Island Bridge. Fire crews were able to stop the fire while it was still relatively small (50'X 50'). No injuries were associated with this fire, however a homeless camp was damaged.

McLoughlin was closed for a time as firefighters were forced to lay hose lines across the road. Investigators are on scene working to determine the cause of the fire.

The public is encouraged to be extra vigilant during this warm dry weather. Please be cautious when smoking or cooking outdoors and keep an eye out for uncontrolled fire

For more information on wildfire preparedness follow the link below:

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/fire/article/531507
Red Cross Responds To Astoria Residential Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/21/17 9:17 PM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to to a home fire disaster that occurred on Friday, July 21, 2017, in the 32,000 block of Tonto Lane in Astoria, OR.
This single-family fire affected 2 adults and 2 children


The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department. 

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Drug Seizure Leads To Arrest of a Washington Man on US 97 Near La Pine - Deschutes County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/21/17 8:08 PM
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On July 20, 2017 at about 4:22 p.m., an Oregon State Trooper stopped a northbound 2006 Porsche Cayenne, operated by Moises SANCHEZ ALCARAZ, age 58, of Mattawa Washington, on US 97 at milepost 170 for multiple traffic violations (two miles south of La Pine). During the traffic stop, numerous criminal indicators were observed and a consent search of the vehicle revealed 5.2 pounds of Cocaine.

SANCHEZ ALCARAZ was arrested and lodged in the Deschutes County Jail for Adult Delivery of Cocaine and Adult Possession of Cocaine.

This is a significant recent seizure of illegal drugs in transport by the Oregon State Police. The estimated street values of the drugs are over $67,000 dollars. It is believed that seizures such as this have the capability to make an immediate impact in the safety of communities in the northwest.


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Two-Vehicle Crash Claims the Life of a Woodburn Man on Highway 211 at Milepost 1 - Marion County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/21/17 7:16 PM
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On July 21, 2017, at about 12:01 a.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two-vehicle crash on Highway 211 near milepost 1 (at Cooley Road).

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2012 International semi-truck and trailer, operated by Cody J. WORTHINGTON, age 23, of Portland, was travelling eastbound on Highway 211 near milepost 1 when a farm implement/berry harvester, operated by Sergio IXMATLAHUA, age 30, and passengers Antanasio OVCHINNIKOV, age 60, and Genaro Colohua SANCHEZ, age unknown, all three from Woodburn, entered the highway from the adjacent field in front of the path of the semi-truck. The semi-truck impacted the rear of the berry harvester.

SANCHEZ suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. IXMATLAHUA and OVCHINNIKOV were transported to the Salem hospital for treatment of their serious injuries. WORTHINGTON was not injured.

Highway 211 was closed for approximately two hours following the crash with one lane open periodically. OSP was assisted by the Woodburn Police department, Woodburn Fire & Ambulance, and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when available.


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Fraud Alert: Scams Attempting to Cost Victims Thousands of Dollars (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/21/17 5:18 PM
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Fraud Alert
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The Portland Police Bureau and other area law enforcement partners have recently seen an increase in phone scams. During these phone calls, a caller attempts to cause alarm to the person they are calling. They tell the person they may harm an acquaintance if they do not provide the person with a large sum of money in the form of a cashier's check, money order, or traveler's check. The caller tells the person not to call police.

Scare tactic phone scams have been around for many years and in many variations. They have the potential to dupe people into losing thousands of dollars. Police are encouraging everyone to share this message with family and friends who may fall prey to these scams.

The scammers express urgency and can be very convincing in many cases, so much so that victims truly believe the caller is a relative or that a loved one is in danger. In recent years, some scammers are now even hacking into social media accounts and will direct message friends and family with a similar and urgent need for emergency money.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind community members of the following tips to avoid these scams:

Don't send money. Never wire money out of the country to persons unknown. This includes buying reloadable Visa cards or gift cards.

Be skeptical. Ask questions that only family members would know - like pet names or favorite foods - without revealing too much personal information.

Verify information. Check with family members to confirm the locations of children or grandchildren.

Stay private. Regularly update privacy settings for social media sites. Scammers often make their stories more believable by trolling for personal information on Facebook, Twitter and similar sites.

Contact the police if you receive a call that causes you concern for someone's safety and are told the only remedy is to send money and not contact the police.

Know where to turn. Victims suffering a financial loss should report incidents to local law enforcement agencies and the Oregon Attorney General's Office, Department of Justice.

The Oregon Department of Justice has a tremendous amount of information and resources available to protect consumers. Information can be found by visiting http://www.doj.state.or.us/Pages/index.aspx

For more information, visit the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Scam Alert website www.consumer.ftc.gov/scam-alerts

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*** UPDATE #1 *** Marion county Sheriff's Office Search For Two Overdue Hikers
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/21/17 3:46 PM
We are pleased to report the two missing hikers have been located, in the jawbone flats of the recreation area. This was about 1 1/2 miles south of the whetstone mountain area where it was believed they had last texted family from. They are not requesting any medical attention and appear to be healthy.

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Deputies and volunteers with the Marion County Sheriff's Office along with Linn County Sheriff's Office are searching for two overdue hikers in the Opal Creek recreation area. The search began this morning for the couple, a 19 year old male and 21 year old female who set out for a day hike yesterday. They texted family yesterday at around 5:40 pm saying if they didn't hear from them by midnight that they may need help. The two are avid hikers and it is believed they have adequate supplies with them. Search crews are working on air operations to assist with this search.

A command post has been established at the Elkhorn Fire Station, which will also be a staging location for media. As additional information becomes available, additional press releases will be sent out.
News release: Reservoir drawdowns, dam construction impact McKenzie River recreation
US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District - 07/21/17 1:43 PM
US Army Corps of Engineers
Portland District

Release No: PA 17-023

Contact:
Michelle Helms, 503-808-4517
Jude McHugh, U.S. Forest Service, 541-225-6305
Ashley Massey, Oregon State Marine Board, 503-378-2623

For Release: July 21, 2017

Reservoir drawdowns, dam construction impact McKenzie River recreation

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Increased water releases from Cougar and Blue River dams will limit access to some recreation opportunities in those areas. The McKenzie River will also have higher than normal flows as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reduces reservoir levels behind the dams to support maintenance and rehabilitation of the structures' spillway gates.

The road over Cougar Dam will be closed July 27 to Nov. 30 while spillway gate repairs are underway. Visitors who are accustomed to driving across the dam to get to Echo day use and boat launch and the East Fork lower trailhead will have a long (approximately 2-3 hour) drive to get to those sites. Access is via the Horse Creek (Forest Service Road 2638), spur road 356 and then onto FSR 1993. See https://go.usa.gov/xRb3V. Using FSR 19-500 past Slide Creek campground to access the Echo day use and boat launch sites is highly discouraged as the road is not suitable for passenger cars.

Boat ramps at Cougar Reservoir may not be accessible by Labor Day weekend due to the lower water levels. Saddle Dam boat ramp at Blue River Reservoir will be accessible, but Lookout boat launch will be inaccessible after Sept. 1.

The water flow on the McKenzie River began rising July 15, and is expected to reach levels up to 3,200 cubic feet per second, creating a stronger current than normal. The Oregon State Marine Board reminds boaters to be aware of potential hazards, such as downed trees and other debris. Boaters, especially paddlers, are encouraged to plan ahead and visit www.boatoregon.com to learn about reported navigation obstructions. Boaters should always scout the river ahead of time and keep a sharp lookout. Report navigation obstructions to the Lane County Marine Patrol.

Flows will begin to recede after Sept. 1 as water releases slow from each of the dams. Water flow on the river is expected to be about 1, 500 cfs after Sept. 15.

The Corps is increasing daily water releases gradually from Cougar, with a target daily release of 500 cubic feet per second. Another gradual increase begins Aug. 1, with water releases to eventually reach 1,000 cfs. Normal water release for this time of year is about 580 cfs.

Water managers also will increase daily water releases gradually from Blue River reservoir to reach about 500 cfs by Aug. 1. Normal daily release from the dam is about 300 cfs.

For the most up-to-date information, please view the Corps' "Teacup" diagrams at http://www.nwd-wc.usace.army.mil/nwp/teacup/willamette/.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operates 13 dam and reservoir projects in the Willamette River drainage system. Each dam contributes to a water resource management system that provides flood damage reduction, power generation, irrigation, water quality improvement, fish and wildlife habitat and recreation on the Willamette River and many of its tributaries. Since their completion, the dams have cumulatively prevented over $20 billion in flood damages to the Willamette Valley. For more information, visit https://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/op/v/home.asp.
Corps seeks comments on Albany, Linn County, Oregon permit application.
US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District - 07/21/17 1:38 PM
US Army Corps of Engineers
Portland District

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking comments on a request by the City of Albany to conduct work impacting five (5) wetlands and the Burkhart Creek Overflow tributary in Albany, Linn County, Oregon.
Public Notice NWP-2016-261 is available at www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Notices
Burglary Suspect Arrested After Firing Gunshot
Salem Police Dept. - 07/21/17 1:25 PM
A Salem man has been arrested on multiple charges and warrants following a burglary incident where a gunshot was fired.

The incident began at approximately 5:30 pm on July 20 when Salem Police Officers were called to a residence in the 900 block of Vista Ave SE on a report of an active burglary. Initial reports were that a resident had returned home and interrupted a burglary in progress. When the resident confronted the suspect, the suspect fled and a gunshot was soon heard from the area where the suspect was last seen. Several officers converged on the scene, and the suspect was seen running away, but failed to comply with officers' commands to stop. The suspect was eventually located near a residence in the 800 block Fairview Ave SE and taken into custody without further incident.

The investigation has shown that the suspect burglarized the residence and removed several items. Among those items were firearms, which he placed in one of the victim's vehicles at the scene and attempted to steal that vehicle. As he was fleeing from the scene and the victim, the gunshot was fired from a handgun that he had stolen. He also discarded several items of stolen property as he was fleeing, which were later recovered and returned to the victim. Nobody was injured in this incident.

As detectives continued with this investigation, they developed probable cause to arrest the suspect on an additional burglary that occurred on July 17 at an auto wrecking yard in northeast Salem. In that incident, the suspect broke into the office of the business and stole several items.

The suspect in this case has been identified as 20-year old Cody Allen Baird of Salem. He was transported to the Marion County Corrections Facility and booked on charges of Burglary in the First Degree, seven counts of Theft in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of Motor Vehicle. For the burglary from July 17, he was charged with Burglary in the Second Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree and Theft in the Second Degree. Baird also had warrants for his arrest for two counts of Burglary in the First Degree, two counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession for a Firearm and Coercion.

The victims in the incident on Vista Ave have asked that their information not be released and request no contact from media.

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UPDATE: PPB, PBOT and East Portland Community Organizations team up for Vision Zero education and enforcement event on Outer Division.
Portland Police Bureau - 07/21/17 12:22 PM
On Thursday July 20, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., officers from the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic and Transit Divisions, Central, East and North Precincts worked in cooperation with the Portland Bureau of Transportation, Division Midway Alliance and other East Portland organizations to conduct the Thursday Night Vision Zero Traffic Mission in East Portland.

As PBOT employees and volunteers walked Southeast Division Street in bright orange vests educating community members about Vision Zero, Portland Police Officers performed enhanced patrols in the area. During the joint mission officers issued 20 citations for 37 traffic violations and 19 warnings for 21 traffic violations. Officers also arrested a person for Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle and another person for Mail Theft during.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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During the evening of Thursday July 20, 2017, the Portland Police Bureau, in partnership with the Portland Bureau of Transportation, Division Midway Alliance and other East Portland organizations, will conduct an enhanced Thursday Night Vision Zero Traffic Mission in East Portland.

Officers with the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic and Transit Divisions, East, Central, and North Precincts will be conducting the mission on Southeast Division Street between Southeast 112th Avenue and 148th Avenue, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Officers will focus their enforcement and education efforts on behaviors that contribute significantly to serious injury crashes and traffic fatalities; including, but not limited to, excessive speeding, distracted driving and failing to yield the right-of-way. These kinds of traffic missions have been part of an ongoing effort since August 2016 to create safer streets and work toward reducing, and eventually eliminating, serious injury crashes and traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

Debuting a new outreach effort, staff from the Portland Bureau of Transportation will work with community volunteers to engage people walking and biking in this area. These street teams will provide residents with information about both Vision Zero and safe walking and biking behavior.

The event follows a series of recent traffic fatalities, many of them on the streets of East Portland. Since June 16, 2017, there have been 10 traffic-related fatalities in Portland, with a total of 24 traffic fatalities in 2017. The goal of Thursday evening's event is to raise awareness of Vision Zero and the importance of biking, walking and driving safely on Portland's streets.

"As Transportation Commissioner, making Portland's streets safe for all users is one of my top priorities," said Commissioner Dan Saltzman. "Events like this, which combine enforcement and community outreach are key to our efforts to achieve our Vision Zero goals."

Captain Mike Crebs of the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division said, "Missions like the one occurring today hopefully remind everyone to take it upon themselves to slow down and don't drive while under the influence or distracted. We are asking the community to do their part in achieving the goals of Vision Zero."

"We all have to work together to get to zero deaths and serious injuries on our roads," said Transportation Director Leah Treat. "That is why I am so thankful for the support of the Portland Police Bureau, Division Midway Alliance and our other East Portland community partners for this event."

Media Only: The public information officers from PPB and PBOT will be available at 6:00 pm at the southwest corner of Southeast 122nd Avenue and Division Street to discuss the mission.

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2016 Shikar-Safari Club International Wildlife Officer of the Year: Trooper Jim Andrews (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/21/17 12:00 PM
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Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Trooper, Jim Andrews, was presented with the 2016 Wildlife Officer of the Year Award. This award was presented on behalf of the Shikar-Safari Club International by Lynn Loacker. The Shikar-Safari Club International recognizes one wildlife officer per year in each state. They present the prestigious award to the wildlife officer who symbolizes their mission of wildlife conservation and outdoor education. Pictured from left to right is Sergeant James Halsey, Trooper Jim Andrews, Shikar-Safari Club International member Lynn Loacker and Lieutenant Casey Thomas.

What does it take to be a Fish and Wildlife Officer of the Year? It takes a highly motivated individual with an outstanding work ethic as well as a being a leader among their peers and setting a high standard for excellence in their work as a Wildlife Officer. This individual should produce a high volume of self-generated activities while maintaining a heavy case load and provide a breadth of knowledge across all facets of work as an Oregon State Trooper. All of these attributes describe Oregon State Trooper Jim Andrews of the Mid Valley Fish and Wildlife Team.

Trooper Andrews dedication and passion for the enforcement of fish and wildlife laws within the state of Oregon shows consistently on a day to day basis. Trooper Andrews is happy to share his knowledge and assist co-workers with complex investigations. He is recognized by his peers as being well versed in case law as well as search and seizure and is an excellent report writer. In addition, he volunteers his time mentoring and training Oregon State Police Troopers as well as other law enforcement agencies as an instructor during Jet and Drift Boat schools, and as a Patrol Tactics Instructor.

Trooper Andrews has proven that wildlife officers are well rounded and capable of handling a variety of situations. He has done this by completing thorough investigations and follow-up throughout the 2016 year; ranging from wildlife cases to DUII and drug arrests. Trooper Andrews had several lengthy investigations during the 2016 year. One of the investigations started towards the end of 2015 stemming from a turkey case. Trooper Andrews, using all available resources, continued to conduct a thorough investigation into 2016, resulting in a search warrant in a Lincoln County residence where 4 trophy class blacktail shoulder mounts were seized. Two male subjects were charged criminally for multiple violations. Trooper Andrews exemplifies what the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is all about.


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Large Equipment Delivery at Washington Park Reservoir Project Site; Traffic Delays Expected
Portland Water Bureau - 07/21/17 11:59 AM
A large delivery will take place between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Monday, July 24, to the reservoir project site at Washington Park. The delivery of long piles for construction of a retaining wall will follow approved truck routes from West Burnside to Southwest Tichner Drive, Southwest Kingston Avenue, and to the project site on Southwest Sherwood Boulevard. Flaggers will be stationed at key intersections.

What Travelers Can Expect
20- to 25-minute temporary delay as the truck trailer maneuvers through the park
Delays and slow moving traffic on Southwest Kingston Avenue, Southwest Tichner Drive, and West Burnside Street
Staged flaggers to direct traffic at the following intersections: Southwest Kingston Drive and Southwest Sherwood Boulevard; Southwest Kingston Avenue and Southwest Fairview Boulevard
Avoid Delays
To avoid delays, plan ahead and detour around the deliveries' route. Enter the park using:
West Burnside Road to Southwest Skyline Boulevard to Southwest Fairview Boulevard
Southwest Canyon Road to Southwest Knights Boulevard
Southwest Fairview Boulevard to Southwest Knights Boulevard
Southwest Canyon Road to Southwest Knights Boulevard
Exit the park using:
Southwest Fairview Boulevard to Southwest Skyline Boulevard to West Burnside Road
Southwest Knights Boulevard to Southwest Fairview Boulevard
Southwest Knights Boulevard to Southwest Canyon Road

Safety is Priority
Safety is our number one priority when moving any type of heavy equipment into or out of the project worksite. Park users and travelers are encouraged to move safely around the park. Please watch for detours and follow signage instructions. It is imperative for drivers to not only follow direction from flaggers, but also drive with extreme caution to protect the safety of flaggers and other construction workers on site. The public is encouraged not follow construction vehicles or buses as they may enter restricted zones. All construction-related traffic impacts are subject to change.
Project Details
The Washington Park Reservoir Improvements Project entails constructing a new 12.4-million gallon, seismically reinforced, below-ground reservoir in the same footprint of existing Reservoir 3 (upper) with a reflecting pool/water feature on top. The existing Reservoir 4 (lower) will be disconnected from the public drinking water system and a lowland wildlife habitat area, bioswale, and reflecting pool will be constructed in the basin.

For additional project information and updates, contact the project hotline at 503-823-7030, e-mail Sam@jla.us.com or visit www.portlandoregon.gov/water/wpreservoirs.


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Summer Art Displays Feature Painters Showcase, Mixed Media Collage (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 07/21/17 11:45 AM
Mixed media works by Buff Holtman (pictured) are part of the City of Beaverton’s art displays through August. Various artists are featured at The Beaverton Building, Beaverton City Library Main and Murray Scholls, and other locations around town. (Photo/B
Mixed media works by Buff Holtman (pictured) are part of the City of Beaverton’s art displays through August. Various artists are featured at The Beaverton Building, Beaverton City Library Main and Murray Scholls, and other locations around town. (Photo/B
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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The City of Beaverton's arts program is showcasing works at several locations through Aug. 31, including The Beaverton Building, Beaverton City Library Main and Murray Scholls, Providence St. Vincent Hospital, Cedar Hills Recreation Center, Progress Ridge New Seasons, Bogza Coffee, and the Artisan Salon. All artwork included is for sale.


THE BEAVERTON BUILDING
The Beaverton Building (12725 SW Millikan Way) features works by several artists. Members of the public can view works during office hours, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featured artists:


First Floor: Robin Becic
Once upon a childhood, Robin Becic's little boy heard a strange sound in the garden. Taking her hand, he brought her to the sound. "Look mama! Leaf laughing!" The morning rain was over, and the moisture dripping off the leaves onto the plants created this magical sound. A small moment, a child makes a connection, and mother and son shared the intimacy of a new experience. Many years later, Becic chose the studio name Laughing Leaf to serve as a reminder: our creativity is a precious gift of our perceptions, and experiences. When we share it with others we transform a moment between two individuals.


Over the years Robin Becic has worked in different media. She is currently exploring watercolor. On the side, she works in collage, makes things in mixed, and found materials; stirring up what's behind my thoughts, ideas and memories. Like most artists, Becic has her own idiosyncratic approach to the work, and embraces the learning process, moving forward in her expressive style. The act of art making becomes the dialogue between herself and the viewer in this creative journey.


Fourth and Fifth Floor: Painters Showcase
Painters Showcase is a group of twenty-five Portland area artists producing original works of art using a variety of media including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, drawings, etchings, collage and mixed media. They embrace representational, impressionistic, and abstract art with a variety of subject matter. Their mission is:
To provide support and learning opportunities for local artists
To provide sales opportunities for the artist members
To acquaint the public with the work of local artists; and
To participate in the cultural life of the community


BEAVERTON CITY LIBRARY MAIN AND MURRAY SCHOLLS
Beaverton City Main Library (12375 SW Fifth St) and the Beaverton City Branch Library (11200 SW Murray Scholls Pl) feature works by several artists. Members of the public can view works during library operating hours. All artwork included in this show is for sale. Featured artists:


Main: Janet Lucking
Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Janet Lucking's artwork is whimsical and vibrant, and will be on display at the Beaverton City Library through August.


Murray Scholls: Buff Holtman
Monday to Wednesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday to Sunday noon to 6 p.m.
Born and raised in Iowa, Buff Holtman has been an Oregonian since 1970. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother. After having children, she earned a degree in Art History. Suddenly, she wanted to paint rather than read about it. In the beginning, she used oils and tried to paint like the masters. It was difficult. Even so, the desire to paint was strong so she kept trying. When Holtman found mixed media, a whole new world opened up for her and mixed media was the beginning of her creating.


Painting and stamping tissue paper to use as a collage, along with commercially made papers, made the entire process fun. Image transfer and stenciling achieved the look she wanted. Color is a motivating factor for her, but using different processes keeps her interested in creating and trying different techniques. Figures are often in her paintings, even when they start out as pours or abstracts. Compositions that are organic interest Holtman more than sharp edges.


OTHER LOCATIONS: Display Schedule Varies
The Beaverton Arts Commission also has revolving art exhibits at Cedar Hills Recreation Center (11640 SW Park Way), Progress Ridge New Seasons (14805 SW Barrows Road), Bogza Coffee (12600 SW Crescent St., #100), and the Artisan Salon (4430 SW Lombard Avenue). For more information, contact Kourtnee Buechner at 503-526-2376 or kbuechner@BeavertonOregon.gov.


The city of Beaverton is home to more than 95,000 residents and is Oregon's sixth largest city. We are a friendly, active, and responsible city well-known for our exceptional community services and amenities, helping Beaverton residents enjoy a high quality of life. Ranked in the top ten of Money magazine's 50 Best Small Cities in America for 2016, Beaverton truly is "The Best of Oregon."


For reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.


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Attached Media Files: Mixed media works by Buff Holtman (pictured) are part of the City of Beaverton’s art displays through August. Various artists are featured at The Beaverton Building, Beaverton City Library Main and Murray Scholls, and other locations around town. (Photo/B
City of Battle Ground Streamlines Business Licensing Process
City of Battle Ground - 07/21/17 11:32 AM
The city of Battle Ground has partnered with the WA State Department of Revenue and their Business Licensing Service to streamline the process of obtaining and renewing a city business license. Those doing business in the city of Battle Ground will now file for both a city and state business license through the state's online service.

Prior to the new streamlined process, those conducting business in Battle Ground were required to complete a paper application and return it with a check for the applicable fees by mail or in person to city hall. Obtaining the related state business license was a completely separate procedure. Starting this week, businesses will obtain and renew the required state and city of Battle Ground business licenses through the convenience of a single online process through the state's Business Licensing Service.

The city requires a business to hold a city business license if it is either physically located within city limits, or entering city limits to conduct business.

For more information about city of Battle Ground business licensing, fees, and the new online service, visit www.cityofbg.org/business-license.
UPDATE: Officers Rammed by Driver During a Traffic Pursuit - Suspect Arrested, Officer Receives Non-Life-Threatening Injury (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/21/17 10:05 AM
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The suspect who attempted to elude police and rammed his vehicle into two police vehicles has been identified as 33-year-old Andrew D. Lentz. Lentz was lodged into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Reckless Driving, four counts of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, and Fail to Perform the Duties of a Driver -- Property.

The officer who was injured in this incident has been released from the hospital.

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On Friday July 21, 2017, at 03:39 a.m., an officer assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's East Percent attempted to stop a 1989 red Jeep Comanche pickup near Southeast 100th Avenue and Southeast Holgate Boulevard after multiple officers observed the driver operating the Jeep recklessly.

An officer activated his emergency lights and sirens to perform a traffic stop on the Jeep and driver. The driver of the Jeep did not stop. The officer pursued the vehicle. During the pursuit, officers deployed several pursuit intervention techniques to stop the driver and vehicle. Officers used spike strips and successfully flattened some of the vehicle's tires. Officers also attempted the PIT Maneuver; however, the subject was able to drive out of the PIT Maneuver. Near the intersection of Southeast 72nd Avenue and Southeast Foster Road, officers attempted to stop the vehicle using a box-in, at which time the subject rammed two police vehicles. When the subject rammed the police vehicles an officer was injured.

Officers successfully boxed-in the vehicle, causing the vehicle to stop. Officers engaged the driver, gave him commands and took him into custody.

Once the subject was in custody, medical personnel entered the scene and provided medical aid to the injured officer. The officer was transported to an area hospital by ambulance with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Southeast Foster Road near Southeast 72nd Avenue should be re-opened shortly.

Additional information will be released when it is available.

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OHA report details paid amounts of medical procedures among Oregon hospitals
Oregon Health Authority - 07/21/17 9:59 AM
July 21, 2017

Data show variations in amounts paid for procedures

Salem -- Reimbursement for the same procedures vary among hospitals operating in the same region and across the state, according to a new report from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). The report details the median amounts paid by commercial insurers for the most common inpatient and outpatient procedures that were performed in Oregon hospitals in 2015.

The new 2015 report includes amounts patients paid for each procedure. (The 2014 edition only included amounts paid by insurers. Including patient contributions is more transparent and represents a complete picture of amounts paid.)

The report, "Oregon Hospital Payment Report 2015," (http://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/ANALYTICS/Pages/Hospital-Reporting.aspx) is mandated by ORS 442.466. The annual report draws on data collected in the All Payer All Claims (APAC) database. The goal is to provide a source of transparency to the public on hospital reimbursement. Inpatient care accounts for as much as 30 percent of health care spending in the state.

"This report is another step forward in our state's commitment to health care transparency and a look at the important services and procedures that hospitals across Oregon provide," said Lynne Saxton, Director of the Oregon Health Authority. "

Highlights of the report include:

--Most procedures show sizable variations in paid amounts, both within and between hospitals.
--Among common outpatient procedures, heart electrophysiology studies were reported to have the highest median paid amount at $36,900.
--Among common inpatient procedures, heart valve replacement surgeries were reported to have the highest median paid amount at $84,700.
--Among common diagnostic and imaging services, nuclear medicine evaluations of the cardiovascular system were reported to have the highest median paid amount at $2,200.
--The procedure with the largest increase in median paid amount from 2014 was coronary bypass surgeries, increasing by $8,700.
--The procedure with the largest percent increase in median paid amount from 2014 was guidance procedures for radiation therapy, increasing 80 percent.

This is the second year OHA has released this report and this year's report includes important updates and improvements.

Reimbursement for a procedure in a hospital depends on a number of factors. These factors should be taken into account when comparing charges between facilities. Here are some reasons that account for variations:

--Rate negotiation: Each hospital negotiates with each insurance provider they accept for the reimbursement rate for a procedure. This paid amount will vary depending on the hospital and the insurance company.
--Case complexity: An insurance company may reimburse a hospital within a range of amounts for a given procedure up to a predetermined maximum. This range is influenced by how sick the patient is, and how many extra services were required in order to perform the procedure.
--Geographic factors: A hospital's location influences paid amounts. Communities with higher costs of living have higher salary, lease, and utilities costs. These differences in hospital operating expenses should be considered when comparing paid amounts.
--Economies of scale: Hospital volume influences the paid amount. Hospitals that perform the procedure hundreds of times will often accept a lower paid amount for each case because they make the difference up in larger volumes.

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Police Need Help Identifying Suspects in Fraud Case (Photo)
Tualatin Police Dept. - 07/21/17 8:30 AM
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Tualatin Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the male and female shown in the attached pictures. On the evening of June 5, 2017, the suspects fraudulently used a stolen credit card at the Lake Oswego Walgreens, located at 17850 SW Lower Boones Ferry Road.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Det. Messina with the Tualatin Police Department at 503-691-4843 and reference case #17-1562.

No further information at this time.


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Lane County Chief Deputy District Attorney awarded as 2016 Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/21/17 7:30 AM
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On July 19, 2017, the Lane County District Attorney's Office Chief Deputy District Attorney, Erik Hasselman, was presented with the 2016 Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year award during the Oregon District Attorney's Association summer training conference held in Seaside, Oregon. Chief Deputy Hasselman received the award in front of hundreds of his peers and colleagues.

The 2016 Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year Award was presented on behalf of the Oregon Sportsmen's Coalition by Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division Captain Jeff Samuels, Lieutenant Dave Gifford, and Sergeant Chris Ashenfelter, along with Director Curt Melcher of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Chief Deputy Hasselman was nominated for the award by the Oregon State Police South Valley Fish and Wildlife Team as he has shown a vested interest in protecting Oregon's natural resources. He is considered a member of the team and is in constant communication with and calls Troopers about fish and wildlife cases he hears about even before the reports arrive at the DA's Office. Mr. Hasselman, as a chief deputy district attorney responsible for handling serious person crimes, has much on his plate though he takes on fish and wildlife cases with enthusiasm and holds violators accountable for their unlawful actions. He actively puts out press releases to inform the community on poaching cases and through his vigorous prosecution has people talking about the penalties for poaching which creates an effective deterrent factor. Mr. Hasselman shares the passion and commitment each of the Troopers have for protecting the fish, wildlife and natural resources of the State.

The Oregon Sportsmen's Coalition, which consists of volunteer outdoor enthusiast organizations opposed to the unlawful and unethical taking of wildlife to include the Oregon Hunters Association, sponsored the award. This is the tenth annual presentation of the Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year Award. Chief Deputy Erik Hasselman is commended for his efforts.

Pictured: Chief Deputy District Attorney Erik Hasselman of the Lane County District Attorney's Office


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Man Arrested After Attempting to Burn Down Duplex in Cedar Hills (Photo)
Washington County Sheriff's Office - 07/21/17 5:11 AM
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July 21, 2017 -- A man attempted to set fire to his own duplex in Cedar Hills. He was arrested after a nearly six hour standoff.

On Thursday, July 20, 2017, at 21:05 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a welfare check in the 12900 block of SW Gentry Lane, located in the community of Cedar Hills. Initial reports were that a male was attempting to set fire to his own duplex.

Upon arrival, smoke could be seen coming from the residence intermittently. Deputies quickly surrounded the area and began evacuating nearby homes. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue staged fire crews in the area.

The Washington County Crisis Negotiation Unit and Tactical Negotiations Unit, both inter-agency teams comprised of members from the sheriff's office and local police departments, responded to the incident. Negotiators communicated with the suspect, 47-year-old Roy Merritt, by phone for multiple hours.

Just before 3 a.m., deputies made entry into the residence and took Mr. Merritt into custody. More than one burn pile was found inside the home, which was checked by firefighters and turned over to detectives.

Mr. Merritt was lodged at the Washington County Jail for arson in the first degree and reckless endangering.

The sheriff's office would like to thank those displaced from their homes during the incident for their patience.


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