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Wed. 05/24/17
Community Foundation Luncheon Scheduled for June 6 (Photo)
Community Foundation for Southwest Washington - 05/24/17 4:03 PM
2017 Friend of the Foundation, Michael Burgoyne. 2017 Philanthropists of the Year, Greg and Michele Goodwin. Photos courtesy of AJ Scales Photography
2017 Friend of the Foundation, Michael Burgoyne. 2017 Philanthropists of the Year, Greg and Michele Goodwin. Photos courtesy of AJ Scales Photography
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The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington is hosting its 2017 Annual Luncheon on Tuesday, June 6 at the Hilton Vancouver Washington. A half-hour of networking will precede the formal program, which includes lunch and an awards presentation from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tickets to the non-fundraising event are $50 and are available at www.cfsww.org.

The awards ceremony will recognize Greg and Michele Goodwin as the 2017 Philanthropists of the Year for their philanthropic leadership and service in the region. The couple has championed major capital campaigns and personally supported local services for youth development, comprehensive health and education. The local grantmaking organization will also present its Friend of the Foundation Award to Michael Burgoyne, CFP(R) for providing both professional and personal support to the Community Foundation's mission of promoting philanthropy in southwest Washington.

This year's program, themed Giving Out Loud, will feature a few stories from local residents that were collected as part of the Community Foundation's ongoing community storytelling project with the same name. The project asks local residents to share personal stories of how philanthropy has impacted their lives. It seeks to curate a diverse set of stories that include accounts from individuals who have given or received philanthropic support, as well as everything from traditional volunteerism and charitable contributions to community building and personal acts of kindness. Those interested can submit stories to the Giving Out Loud project by visiting cfsww.org/giving-out-loud.

Gold-level sponsors Columbia Trust, Leslie Durst, Great Northern Asset Management, Kuni Automotive, the Wayne D. Kuni and Joan E. Kuni Foundation, and Russell Investments have provided generous support for the event, which is regarded as southwest Washington's premier celebration of philanthropy.

About the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington
Established in 1984, the Community Foundation helps southwest Washingtonians build a more vibrant community by inspiring investments in local philanthropy. The Foundation holds more than 300 distinct funds, which are actively invested to generate growth and income for granting purposes. Governed by an esteemed volunteer Board, the Community Foundation offers benefits and services to donors, nonprofits and the community at large. Learn more at www.cfsww.org.


Attached Media Files: 2017 Friend of the Foundation, Michael Burgoyne. 2017 Philanthropists of the Year, Greg and Michele Goodwin. Photos courtesy of AJ Scales Photography , 2017 Friend of the Foundation, Michael Burgoyne. 2017 Philanthropists of the Year, Greg and Michele Goodwin. Photos courtesy of AJ Scales Photography , 2017 Philanthropists of the Year, Greg and Michele Goodwin. Photos courtesy of AJ Scales Photography , 2017 Philanthropists of the Year, Greg and Michele Goodwin. Photos courtesy of AJ Scales Photography
Happy Valley fatal traffic crash with booking photo of suspect. (Photo) Update victim names
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/24/17 3:58 PM
Booking photo: Fedsot A. Tsopko
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UPDATE (May 24, 4 p.m.) -- VICTIM IDs

The victim killed in yesterday's DUII traffic crash on SE 122nd Ave. in Happy Valley can now be identified as Pablo Dominguez-Amezcua, 48, of Portland.

The other two victims have been identified as:
- Preston Stucky, 26, of Cornelius. Mr. Stucky has been released from the hospital.
- William Griffin, 62, of Happy Valley. Mr. Griffin is currently still in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation continues. There is no additional information at this time.


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EARLIER (May 23):

On May 23, 2017 at approximately 12:35pm Happy Valley Police was dispatched to an injury traffic crash near the intersection of SE 122nd Ave. and SE Yoakum Ln., Happy Valley OR. Upon arrival it was determined that a 1990 Lexus 4D, operated by Fedsot A. Tsopko, 51 year old male from Portland, had been traveling northbound on SE 122nd Ave. Mr. Tsopko was the lone occupant of the vehicle. As the vehicle approached a well-marked construction zone, a flagger attempted to stop the vehicle. The flagger was then struck by the vehicle which then continued into the construction zone.

Once inside the construction zone, the vehicle struck two construction workers, killing one. Mr. Tsopko's vehicle continued northbound along SE 122nd Ave. for approximately 200-300 feet before leaving the roadway and rolling onto its side.

Mr. Tsopko was trapped inside of his vehicle and had to be extracted by Clackamas Fire personnel. Once Mr. Tsopko was extracted from his vehicle, he was transported to a local hospital while under the watch of Happy Valley Police. Once Mr. Tsopko was released from the hospital, he was immediately taken into custody and lodged at the Clackamas County Jail.
The flagger and injured construction worker were transported via AMR to local hospitals.

As of 8:30pm, the status of the injured flagger and construction worker is unknown.
Mr. Tsopko has been booked on charges of Manslaughter III ($250,000) and DUII ($2500).

Information on the deceased will be released following family notifications.

Happy Valley Police was assisted by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, CCSO Crash Reconstruction and Forensic Team and CCSO Homicide and Violent Crimes Unit detectives.

Two Clackamas County cities -- Happy Valley and Wilsonville -- contract with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to provide municipal police services.)


Attached Media Files: Booking photo: Fedsot A. Tsopko
BGPS Superintendent Mark Hottowe presented with Student Achievement Leadership Award (Photo)
Battle Ground Sch. Dist. - 05/24/17 3:48 PM
Mark Hottowe (center) after receiving his award. Mark Ross (left) is BGPS' incoming Superintendent, and Sandy Mathewson (right), is the district's director of social-emotional learning
Mark Hottowe (center) after receiving his award. Mark Ross (left) is BGPS' incoming Superintendent, and Sandy Mathewson (right), is the district's director of social-emotional learning
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Superintendent Mark Hottowe was awarded the Student Achievement Leadership Award at a ceremony on Friday, May 19 at the Educational Service District (ESD) 112 in Vancouver. The award was given in recognition of Battle Ground Public Schools' innovative programs focused on improving student achievement. Hottowe, who is retiring at the end of June, was also presented with a Retirement Award.

ESD 112 presented the regional awards on behalf of the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) to honor and recognize outstanding educational administrators and community members who have made extraordinary contributions to K-12 education.

"Unlike private or charter schools, our public schools welcome all students regardless of size, color, background, income or ability," said Mike Nerland, Chair of the WASA Awards for Region 112 and Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning at ESD 112. "For many children, public education is the only hope for creating a vibrant life and future success. We're proud to recognize and celebrate those who dedicate their time, talent, and attention to making our public schools the best they can be for our children."

Throughout Superintendent Hottowe's 41 years in education, he repeatedly demonstrated a heart for vulnerable and under served youth. He spent his career helping to change school culture and climate through programs that reduce risk factors, build resiliency, and enable positive learning environments. He created the Social-Emotional Learning Department in Battle Ground and led the implementation of the Project AWARE grant, resulting in significantly decreased suspensions at the district's high schools.

"While I believe strongly in the importance of curriculum, instruction, and learning, my core belief is that the social-emotional health and the physical health of students is paramount," said Hottowe. "We've had the opportunity over the years to do some truly remarkable things. This award belongs to the great people in our community who believe in our work and believe in the needs of students."

At the event, Colleen O'Neal of the Battle Ground Education Foundation was also presented with the Community Leadership Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to education.


Attached Media Files: Mark Hottowe (center) after receiving his award. Mark Ross (left) is BGPS' incoming Superintendent, and Sandy Mathewson (right), is the district's director of social-emotional learning
The Woodland Public Schools 19th Annual Art Fest opens Tuesday, May 30 with student performances, Hot Chili / Cool Jazz, and more! (Photo)
Woodland Sch. Dist. - 05/24/17 3:00 PM
Woodland Public Schools' 19th Annual Art Fest is open from Tues., May 30 through Fri., June 2
Woodland Public Schools' 19th Annual Art Fest is open from Tues., May 30 through Fri., June 2
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017-Woodland, WA-The 19th Annual Woodland Art Fest featuring artwork created by Woodland Public Schools' K-12 student artists is open to the public from Tuesday, May 30 through Friday, June 2.

The exhibition opens Tuesday (May 30) at 5 p.m. in the auxiliary gym of Woodland High School with artwork displayed for the public from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 2.

PERFORMANCE EVENTS INCLUDE:

Tuesday, May 30 at 7 p.m., Free - The Woodland Public Schools Instrumental Music Program will perform Disney-themed songs featuring our Beginning Band, our Trojan Band, and our High School ensembles along with a special performance by the Battle Ground Community Band playing for one massive and spectacular climactic final song!

Thursday, June 1 at 7 p.m., Free - Advanced Drama high school students present student-authored ten-minute plays exploring relationships and identity directed and starring high school actors.

Friday, June 2 at 6 p.m., Cost: $5 per person, $20 per family - Woodland's 20th Annual Hot Chili / Cool Jazz event will fill you with fabulous chili while you listen to the Woodland High School Jazz Choir and Jazz Bands perform along with the 4th-Grade Honor Choir! Admission includes chili and fixings with door prizes raffled off, donated by local businesses. Proceeds support TEMPO, the parent organization supporting Woodland Public Schools' Music Program.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Please join us for any or all of the events! The 19th Annual Woodland Art Fest promises to be spectacular!

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Attached Media Files: Woodland Public Schools' 19th Annual Art Fest is open from Tues., May 30 through Fri., June 2 , Woodland Public Schools' 19th Annual Art Fest is open from Tues., May 30 through Fri., June 2 , Woodland Public Schools' 19th Annual Art Fest is open from Tues., May 30 through Fri., June 2
County seeking young people to fill 10 volunteer positions on Youth Commission
Communications, Clark County, Wash. - 05/24/17 2:48 PM
Vancouver, Wash. - Clark County Youth Commission is recruiting youths from all walks of life to fill 10 positions for the 2017-2018 program year.

The commission is a group of 30 people ages 11-19 which serves as a voice for Clark County youth. It advises the Clark County Council, county departments and community organizations about how their work can affect young people. It identifies and takes action on youth concerns, educates the community about building strong youth-adult partnerships, and provides leadership opportunities for youth.

Positions to be filled include one from each school district in Camas, Evergreen, Washougal and Woodland. Woodland applicants must live in the section of the city within Clark County. Vacant positions also include at large positions, which represent any part of Clark County, and new leader positions for youths with no leadership experience.

Members serve a one-year term, but can recommit to serve multiple terms. The Youth Commission requires four to 12 hours of work each month. Meetings are 6:45-8:45 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month except July and August. Special projects, assignments and subcommittee work add another two to eight hours per month.

The Youth Commission is recruiting new members until June 14, 2017. Please find the application at www.clark.wa.gov/community-services/youth-commission. Finalists must participate in an interview. If selected, they must be available to attend a mandatory orientation Aug. 22-24, 2017.

Youth commissioners work together on various projects and assignments, voicing ideas and contributing their skills and strengths. The commission is continuously striving to be more representative of the county's diversity.

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Hill at 360.397.2130 ext. 5133 or
elizabeth.hill@clark.wa.gov.

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 75-Year-Old Man (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/24/17 2:36 PM
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Gordon Baird has been safely located and is no longer a missing person.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 75-year-old Gordon "Hurley" Baird, missing since Tuesday May 23, 2017.

Baird is described as a white male, 5'11" tall, 165 pounds, and balding with white hair. Baird was driving a red 2007 Mazda pick-up with Oregon license plates 9-2-2-C-X-J.

Baird left his Southeast Portland home and has not returned. Family describes him as being in the early stages of dementia but generally healthy. Baird should know his name and can ask for help.

Anyone seeing Baird or the vehicle should call 9-1-1 so officers can check his welfare. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Detective Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081, lori.fonken@portlandoregon.gov.

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Evergreen Habitat for Humanity Statement on White House Fiscal Year 2018 Budget - Habitat urges Congress to protect social safety net programs that support affordable homeownership opportunities
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity - 05/24/17 2:32 PM
[VANCOUVER, WA] (May 24, 2017) -- The White House released its full fiscal year 2018 budget request, which proposes to eliminate funding for programs that further Habitat for Humanity's efforts to address the affordable housing crisis in Clark County and across the United States.

Proposed cuts include the Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP), the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the HOME Investment Partnership Program, and the Corporation for National and Community Service. These vital programs allow Habitat organizations nationwide, as well as other organizations, to empower more people to access all-too-rare opportunities for affordable homeownership and help provide the tools they need to build better lives for themselves and their families.

Evergreen Habitat for Humanity encourages its supporters and all advocates for affordable housing to contact their members of Congress and urge them to support adequate funding for these critical programs in the fiscal year 2018 budget.

"There has never been a more important time for the American people to stand up for quality, affordable housing," says Josh Townsley. "Decent, affordable housing provides the stability individuals and families need to improve their health and education, enhance their financial growth and security, and strengthen their neighborhoods."

Evergreen Habitat has been utilizing the AmeriCorps State and National programs funded through the Corporation for National and Community Service for many years in our office and on our construction site. These skilled volunteers are an integral part of Evergreen Habitat's local impact. These volunteers each spend a year with our organization building capacity and ensuring the success of our day-to-day operations.

Without the proven programs that are now sadly in jeopardy, too many of our neighbors and fellow citizens will be denied access to the tools they need, to a hand up that helps them build better lives. These tangible, practical and fruitful investments play an important role in furthering the reach of Habitat's work, and we call upon our elected officials to not lose sight of the effectiveness and significance of these programs in communities large and small as they consider this White House budget request.

For Habitat for Humanity, this is a moral issue, not simply a budget one. Helping more people build and improve decent places to call home only serves to strengthen the fabric and economies of the cities and towns in which we all live and work.

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Salem Health to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day(R) with day of honor and festivities (Photo)
Salem Health - 05/24/17 2:28 PM
Salem Health's 2016 National Cancer Survivors Day(R)
Salem Health's 2016 National Cancer Survivors Day(R)
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Salem, Ore. -- May 24, 2017 -- Salem Cancer Institute at Salem Health will host a day of festivities and inspiration to honor cancer survivors and those who support them on June 7 to commemorate National Cancer Survivors Day(R). The local event will offer a wide variety of activities and classes designed to celebrate those who have survived cancer, inspire those who have been recently diagnosed or are currently in treatment, and offer support to families. At 12:15 p.m. in the courtyard, the festivities will pause for a few words from Salem Health President and CEO Cheryl Wolfe and a brief message from Dr. Bud Pierce on the state of cancer in our community. Activities scheduled are:

Courtyard Activities, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wellness booths
Creative art
Complimentary makeovers, massages, and manicures
Live music
Prizes
Refreshments
And more!

Wellness Classes (Building C)
10:30 to 11 a.m. - Eat Well, Live Well: Healthy Fats and a Mediterranean Lifestyle
11:30 a.m. to noon - Managing Stress: The Benefits of Walking
12:30 to 1 p.m. - Yoga: Gentle Movement for Any Skill Level
1:30 to 2 p.m. - Food for Thought: Easy Ways to Include More Fruits and Veggies in the Diet

Salem Cancer Institute is located on the first floor of Building C, 875 Oak St. SE on the Salem Health campus. The free event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free parking is available in the hospital garage.

If you have questions or would like more information about the celebration, please call Salem Cancer Institute at 503-814-1449.

Salem Health -- an OHSU Partner -- offers exceptional care to people in and around Oregon's mid-Willamette Valley. It is comprised of hospitals in Salem and Dallas, a medical group of primary and specialty care providers, plus other affiliated services. The hospital in Salem received Magnet designation, placing it among the top 7 percent of hospitals nationwide for nursing quality. Visit us at www.salemhealth.org; "Like" us on www.facebook.com/salemhealth; follow us on Twitter: @salemhealth; and view us at www.youtube.com/salemhealth.


Attached Media Files: Salem Health's 2016 National Cancer Survivors Day(R) , Salem Health's 2016 National Cancer Survivors Day(R) , Salem Health's 2016 National Cancer Survivors Day(R) , Salem Health's 2016 National Cancer Survivors Day(R)
Corps seeks comments on Union County, Elgin, Oregon permit application
US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District - 05/24/17 1:59 PM
US Army Corps of Engineers
Portland District

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking comments on a request by the Oregon Department of Transportation (Region 5) to conduct work impacting an unnamed tributary to the Minam River in Union County, Elgin, Ore. Public Notice NWP-2016-549 is available at www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Notices/
Oregon Army National Guard military police unit mobilizes for Afghanistan (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 05/24/17 1:55 PM
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SALEM, Oregon -- The Oregon Army National Guard's 1186th Military Police Company is scheduled to be honored in a mobilization ceremony on Thursday, May 25, at 1:00 p.m., at the Salem Auditorium, located at 2320 17th Street Northeast, Salem, Oregon, 97309.

Approximately 30 Soldiers will deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel (OFS). The Soldiers will provide Personal Security Detail (PSD), which protects individuals or groups of individuals. The unit is scheduled to complete pre-deployment training at Fort Bliss, Texas, before deploying overseas.

Scheduled to attend the ceremony will be Oregon Governor Kate Brown; State Treasurer Tobias Read; Maj. Gen. Michael Stencel, Adjutant General, Oregon; Brig. Gen. William Edwards, Land Component Commander; among other state representatives, community and military leaders.

"As we head into the Memorial Day weekend, this ceremony should serve as a reminder that we continue to mobilize Oregonians for overseas missions," said Stephen Bomar, director of public affairs for the Oregon Military Department. "We honor and thank these Soldiers for their continued commitment to our state and nation."

The 1186th MP Company is based in Salem, Oregon. The unit often partners with local law enforcement agencies for training. The unit partnered with district and federal agencies to provide security, crowd management and traffic control during the 58th Presidential Inauguration, January 18-22, in Washington, D.C.

In August 2015, the unit spent 12 days conducting live-fire exercises and simulated battle scenarios at the National Training Center (NTC), in the Mojave Desert at Fort Irwin, Calif. The unit has previously deployed overseas twice; to Afghanistan in 2011 and to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2004. They also provided domestic operations support in Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

The event is open to the public and media is encouraged to attend.

PHOTO CAPTIONS:
150823-Z-ZJ128-001: Oregon Army National Guard Pfc. Treyse Reber, M240 gunner with the 1186th Military Police (MP) Company, provides security for his squad during convoy training at the National Training Center (NTC), Fort Irwin, Calif., August 23, 2015. The 1186th MPs augmented the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team during force-on-force battle simulations against an opposing force from the active duty U.S. Army. (Photo by Maj. W. Chris Clyne, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

160402-Z-NT152-023: Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with the 1186th Military Police (MP) Company move through an active shooter training scenario after learning techniques from their civilian counterparts at the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) in Salem, Oregon, April 2, 2016. The Soldiers learned how to integrate with civilian law enforcement in case emergencies require a combined effort to protect Oregon citizens. (Oregon Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Anita VanderMolen, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

170518-Z-YI240-064: Oregon Army National Guard Sgt. Kenneth Clark, team leader with the 1186th Military Police Company, guards the hallway during Personal Security Detail (PSD) training, May 18, 2017, at Camp Rilea near Warrenton, Oregon. The unit conducted training in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel. (Photo by Spc. Michael Germundson, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)


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SafeOregon (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 05/24/17 1:00 PM
We are SafeOregon
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The Oregon State Police launched SafeOregon, a school safety tip line program available to all public K-12 schools in Oregon, on January 31, 2017. SafeOregon is a way for students, staff or other members of the public to confidentially report and share confidential information of a risk or a potential risk to student safety. SafeOregon requires schools to complete a sign-up process in order for students to use it. Since SafeOregon was launched, 260 schools have enrolled and are using the tip line. That reaches approximately 110,000 Oregon students. SafeOregon gives students a way to reach out for help.

SafeOregon -- the school safety tip line -- became Law through HB 4075 (2016), as a result of recommendations from the Oregon Task Force on School Safety charged with improving safety and security at schools across the state. The task force was established by House Bill 4087, bringing together representatives from police, fire, school administration, teachers, school boards and service districts, along with the Governor's education and public safety policy advisors, legislators, the Oregon Department of Education and the Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs. The task force is chaired by Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts and Dr. David Novotney, Willamette Education Service District.

SafeOregon is designed to encourage Oregon students to share and respond to anything that threatens their safety or the safety of others, anything that makes a student feel unsafe or if a student knows someone who feels unsafe.

From a Principal of one School using SafeOregon today:

"In the two weeks [...] since our launch of SafeOregon we received 20 reports, 18 have been legitimate including bullying [...], suicidal feelings, sexual harassment, and drug use. Action taken has ranged from consultation with law enforcement, suspensions, or counseling the student or group of students.

In one particular instance, a student reported a girl posting suicidal thoughts on social media. SafeOregon called school administration, and the police were involved. The girl was taken to the hospital for evaluation, potentially saving her life. Another student reported her friend was being bullied. [...] The victim came up to me later, gave me a hug and thanked me for protecting and supporting him.

Tips from Students:

"They are fighting and I don't know what to do because they are both my friend and I don't want them to hate me because I don't wanna choose sides and I don't want them to get mad because I'm trying to fix things but idk."
Result: Their teacher talked to the students that were fighting and the tipsters identity was kept confidential. The tipster was acknowledged by the teacher later, without exposing his identity, for doing the right thing by reporting.

"She was talking to me in the hallway and I notice that she has cuts on her wrist and I have seen it before, she says she's depressed and she says she sad all the time"
Result: Student assessed by the school counselor. The student was not someone that was on the school's radar as having these struggles, so they were grateful for the tip.

For more information please visit www.safeoregon.com. The resource page has more information for students, parents and for schools to sign-up. Students and parents are encouraged to talk to their school administration about making SafeOregon available in their school.

Additionally:
It is a violation of ORS165.570 to improperly use the SafeOregon system.


Attached Media Files: We are SafeOregon , SafeOregon Partnership
Presumed Drowning Victim
Gladstone Police - 05/24/17 12:59 PM
The victim presumed to have drowned at High Rocks Park on the evening of 5/23/17 has been identified at Said Osman, 19 years old, from Portland, OR.

Recovery efforts are being coordinated by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.
Free Family Fun on National Get Outdoors Day on June 10 at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - 05/24/17 12:42 PM
Experience free outdoor activities and family fun at the ninth annual National Get Outdoors Day on Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver.

Kids and families can enjoy climbing a rock wall, learning how to shoot a bow and arrow, catching a fish from a pond and playing lacrosse, bicycling, and disc golf. Smokey Bear, Woodsy Owl, Jr. Beaver and their friends will be on hand to greet visitors. A historic fur trader encampment will re-enact life at Fort Vancouver during the 1840s.

National Get Outdoors Day is a national free event that encourages local residents, especially youth, to pursue healthy, active outdoor lifestyles by embracing our parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and other public lands and waters. The Gifford Pinchot and Mt. Hood National Forests, Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, City of Vancouver, Parks Foundation of Clark County and many other public, private, and non-profits groups are partnering together to present this local event. Special thanks goes to presenting sponsor The Vancouver Clinic.

"We are appreciative so many agencies, businesses, partners and friends have come together to embrace getting outside for healthy family fun," said Gina Owens, Forest Supervisor for the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. "In addition to enjoying all the fun activities, participants will have opportunities to learn about recreation and stewardship of our public lands."

At Get Outdoors Day, visitors can also explore the annual Brigade Encampment, which re-enacts the return of Hudson's Bay Company fur brigades to Fort Vancouver. Costumed re-enactors will demonstrate cooking, crafts, games, dances, and music of the 1840s. Hands-on activities and black powder demonstrations of replica 1840s weaponry will also take place.

"The Brigade Encampment allows visitors to get a glimpse into what life was like in the Pacific Northwest in the 1800s. Volunteers at the Encampment will demonstrate the many outdoor skills that fur traders and their families needed to have in order to survive in the wilderness," said Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Superintendent Tracy Fortmann. "Of course, today we see many of these skills as recreational activities. This event serves as a great reminder of how much life in Southwest Washington has changed!"

For additional information about Get Outdoors Day visit: www.fs.usda.gov/detail/giffordpinchot/home/?cid=FSEPRD537232
Westside Economic Alliance Hosts Housing Summit in Beaverton
City of Beaverton - 05/24/17 12:19 PM
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The Westside Economic Alliance will hold a summit on "The Economics of Housing" on Friday, June 2, at The Beaverton Building, 12725 SW Millikan Way. The event is cosponsored by WEA, City of Beaverton, and Washington County.


"The city is honored to partner with WEA to cohost this event," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "The topic could not be more timely right now, as we all need to do our part to address housing challenges in our cities."


The summit will kick off at noon with networking and lunch. U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and economist Jerry Johnson will speak. Members will attend breakout sessions on the cost of housing, housing and employment, and the social aspects of housing.


Registration is $25, which includes lunch and happy hour reception. Registration is required and space is limited. To register, visit www.westsidealliance.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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Enhanced Sheriff's Patrols for Memorial Day Weekend (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/24/17 11:20 AM
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May 24, 2017 -- Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies, in partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), will be providing extra patrols on the road to enhance safety over Memorial Day weekend.

In addition to extra patrols over the holiday weekend focused on impaired driving, deputies will also be looking for drivers that are speeding, following too closely, and distracted drivers using mobile communication devices. The results of the enhanced patrol will be provided after the holiday weekend.

During holiday weekends, Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies respond to numerous traffic-related incidents that could have been avoided. Deputies are reminding drivers to designate a sober driver, slow down, avoid distractions, and allow adequate following distances.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office would like everyone to have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.

Please remember to be safe and considerate while enjoying the holiday.


Attached Media Files: Press Release (PDF) , Graphic
Summer Safety Tips
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 05/24/17 10:48 AM
With Memorial Day as the unofficial start of summer, Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley would like to remind citizens to be safe. This long weekend is typically packed with celebratory events like backyard barbecues, trips to the lake, picnics at the park and camping. Every festive event presents hazards that we should all be aware of; "Safety First" should always be a priority. To help you enjoy a safe holiday weekend we have gathered the following helpful safety tips.

Safety While Traveling:

Carry an emergency supply kit in your vehicle
Let someone know your destination, route and when you expect to arrive
Know your route and check road conditions beforehand and throughout the day
Buckle up and observe speed limits
Avoid driving distractions such as eating, cell phone conversations and texting
Avoid the use of alcohol when you are going to be driving and use a designated driver

Safety While Swimming & Boating:

Check weather and water conditions beforehand and be aware of cold water temperatures
Always swim with a friend and stay in designated swimming areas
Provide constant supervision to children in or near the water
Wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket
Protect yourself from the sun by applying a waterproof sunblock

Safety While Camping:

Pack plenty of food, water, clothing and blankets
Keep a safe distance from wild animals
Practice good campfire safety and never leave a fire unattended
Check for fire restrictions in your camping area at http://firerestrictions.us/or/oregon/
Inform others where you will be camping and when you plan to return

For your added safety, deputies are also ramping up for extra patrols scheduled for the summer, as well as saturation patrols during peak usage periods. This includes full and part-time deputies assigned to Mountain and Marine Patrol. Their role is to bolster patrols and increase safety in the recreation areas of the Quartzville Corridor and Detroit Lake campgrounds within Linn County.

Sheriff Riley would like to remind everyone that NO dispersed camping is allowed on Army Corps of Engineer lands; as well as roadside camping along Quartzville Road. Those illegally camping will be contacted and could be charged with Trespass. For more information on camping in the Quartzville Corridor, Please visit www.linnparks.com.

Have a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend!
Composting workshop will help you turn your spoils into soil (Photo)
Columbia Springs - 05/24/17 10:46 AM
Participants learn the basics of composting at a Composting 101 workshop
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Want to begin composting your yard and some of your kitchen waste? Turn your garbage into black gold at a Columbia Springs Composting 101 workshop! This two hour class will get you started building soil health in your own backyard, and save you money on your garbage bill. Join us for an introduction to the science of composting and a visit to a composting demonstration site to see composting bins and systems in action.

When: Wednesday, June 14, 6-8pm
Where: Columbia Springs Swift Classroom, 12208 SE Evergreen Hwy, Vancouver, WA 98683
Cost: $5/person fee (scholarships available, contact us for details)

Pre-registration is required for workshops. To learn more and register, visit columbiasprings.org/events. For questions, email volunteering@columbiasprings.org or call 360-882-0936 x224.


Attached Media Files: Participants learn the basics of composting at a Composting 101 workshop
VSAA selected 2017-19 Exemplary School
Vancouver Sch. Dist. - 05/24/17 10:34 AM
Vancouver School of Arts and Academics was designated a 2017-19 Exemplary School by the Arts Schools Network. The honor is given to Arts Schools Network members that meet principles of exemplary practice in strategically evaluating their purpose, operations and educational programs. VSAA's selection was based on the results of an extensive self-study of its program.

Said Principal Lori Rotherham, "Participating in the Exemplary School process gave us an opportunity to reflect on the work of our school based on criteria specifically established for an arts school environment."

Highlights of the VSAA program include:
  • School of choice for students in grades six through 12

  • Providing a balanced and challenging academic program that is integrated in the arts

  • Introduction of six art forms for all middle school students

  • In-depth instruction of art forms for high school students

  • Teachers as artists

  • Guest artist instruction

  • Performance and participation opportunities for students in a wide variety of competitions and shows

  • Rigorous academic and college credit opportunities


The Arts Schools Network (http://www.artsschoolsnetwork.org/) serves as a resource for arts educators. Members include colleges, universities, conservatories, school districts and organizations. VSAA will be recognized formally in October at the Arts Schools Network annual conference to be held in the Twin Cities, Minnesota.

"To be recognized as a national arts school is a great honor," said Rotherham. "We look forward to opportunities for learning and growth for our school, our teachers and our students as a result of our connection with the Arts Schools Network."
Health Share of Oregon Seeks Community Advisory Council Members
Health Share of Oregon - 05/24/17 10:01 AM
(Portland, OR) -- Health Share of Oregon is looking for volunteers to serve on its Community Advisory Council. The Council is made up of Health Share members and other community leaders. The Council discusses the health care needs of Oregon Health Plan members and the community, and makes recommendations on the strategic direction of the organization.

"At Health Share, we are committed to advancing health equity and applying member voice and experience in how we operate and plan for the future," said Michael Anderson-Nathe, Health Share's Chief Equity and Engagement Officer. "In selecting a Council, Health Share seeks diverse individuals who reflect our members and our community."

To apply, individuals should complete an application by Wednesday, June 7.
To learn more and apply, visit www.HealthShareOregon.org/about-us/community-advisory-council.html.

The main purpose of Health Share's Community Advisory Council is to:

Oversee the development of the Community Health Needs Assessment and the corresponding Community Health Improvement Plan
Serve as a liaison between members and Health Share
Increase member and community engagement strategies at Health Share
Provide feedback on Health Share initiatives and strategies


About Health Share of Oregon

Health Share of Oregon is the state's largest Medicaid coordinated care organization (CCO), serving more than 215,000 Oregon Health Plan members in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties. Our mission is to partner with communities to achieve ongoing transformation, health equity, and the best possible health for each individual.

Health Share was founded and continues to be governed by eleven health care organizations serving OHP members: Adventist Health, CareOregon, Central City Concern, Clackamas County, Kaiser Permanente, Legacy Health, Multnomah County, Oregon Health & Science University, Providence Health & Services, Tuality Health Alliance and Washington County.

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Attached Media Files: Health Share of Oregon Seeks Community Advisory Council Members - PDF
Call for Volunteers for Independence Day at Fort Vancouver Presented by Bank of America
Fort Vancouver National Trust - 05/24/17 9:44 AM
The Fort Vancouver National Trust is seeking 300 dedicated volunteers to lend a hand at one of Vancouver's most iconic summer events, Independence Day at Fort Vancouver presented by Bank of America, on Tuesday, July 4th. Last year more than 250 volunteers helped at the event, which was attended by more than 35,000 people.

Individuals, service organizations, corporate groups and all others are encouraged to volunteer to help at the gates, work at information booths, help at the first aid station, or be a parking lot attendant. Potential volunteers can fill out an application online at 4th.fortvan.org/volunteer

On the application, volunteers may request certain jobs and shifts. The Trust may not be able to accommodate all requests, but will make every effort to ensure that each volunteer helps with an enjoyable activity. For questions, please contact Natalie Hantho at 360-992-1804 or email volunteer@fortvan.org

"Volunteers are crucial to the success of the Independence Day celebration. Without them, it would be impossible for our small staff to produce and manage this popular community event," said Mike True, Director and CEO of Fort Vancouver National Trust. "Not only can they enjoy the event as spectators, they have the satisfaction of knowing they were an integral part of making Independence Day a great event for the entire community."

Volunteer shifts are just a few hours long, after a short training session prior to event day. All volunteers receive a parking pass, volunteer T-shirt, and reusable water bottle.

"Bank of America is honored to be the presenting sponsor of Independence Day at Fort Vancouver for the eighth year in a row. Supporting this terrific community event is something our local employees are really proud to be a part of, and our customers and clients are excited about, too," said David K. Reiter, a Vancouver-based U.S. Trust Private Client Manager at Bank of America. "In fact, going back more than 100 years, Bank of America has a strong tradition of supporting causes and events that are important to the local neighborhoods we serve here in Clark County -- and the Fort Vancouver fireworks is just one of the many investments we're making towards strengthening the local community."

About Fort Vancouver National Trust
About Fort Vancouver National Trust: The mission of the Trust is to inspire civic pride and economic vitality through education, preservation, and celebration of our community's history. For more information, visit fortvan.org or call 360-992-1800.

About Bank of America
At Bank of America, our focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors is critical to fulfilling our purpose of helping make people's financial lives better. Our commitment to growing our business responsibly is embedded in every aspect of our company. It is demonstrated in the inclusive and supportive workplace we create for our employees, the responsible products and services we offer our customers, and the impact we help create around the world in helping local economies thrive. An important part of this work is forming strong partnerships across sectors - including community and environmental advocate groups, as well as non-profits -- in order to bring together our collective networks and expertise to achieve greater impact. Learn more at www.bankofamerica.com/about and connect with us on Twitter at @BofA_News.

For more Bank of America news, visit the Bank of America Newsroom. www.bankofamerica.com
Western Snowy Plover chicks on north coast beach (Photo)
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 05/24/17 9:36 AM
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After more than 50 years, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) wildlife biologists have learned that at least one western snowy plover chick has hatched on a beach at Nehalem Bay State Park. This is the first verified hatchling in the area since the 1960s, and follows three years of increased sightings and species activity, including nesting attempts.

Western snowy plovers are a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act, and are protected in all west coast states. Collaborative efforts like OPRD's Habitat Conservation Plan, developed in coordination with the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), is showing results with the expansion of snowy plovers northward. The population is growing along parts of the southern Oregon coast, where areas with signs and nest designations are part of everyday beachgoing in the spring and summer. Yet, species recovery is much more likely to continue if populations can establish themselves along the entire coast.

OPRD asks that visitors keep a cautious eye out. Plovers nest in dry sand, in tiny, shallow scrapes that are almost invisible. Not only are nests easy to miss, or step on, but the bird will abandon its eggs if repeatedly disturbed. Plover chicks are mobile almost immediately after hatching. They freeze in place and hide in small depressions--like footprints--when they perceive danger.

The Nehalem nesting area, like all nesting sites, is clearly designated with signs, and they remain off limits until the nesting season ends.

Maps and more information can be found at bit.ly/wsplover.


Attached Media Files: plover adult with chick
Confidence in Salem's Economy is Strong
City of Salem - 05/24/17 9:00 AM
There are signals that investors and businesses in Salem believe in the strength of our economy. From April 2016 through March 2017, the City of Salem issued 2,102 building permits, five percent more than the previous year, with a total valuation of roughly $355 million. This is up from the 2,010 permits, valued at $249 million, from the previous year.
Included in this growth is a 155 percent increase in commercial and industrial building permits issued last year. For the April 2016 to March 2017 timeframe, the City issued 45 more commercial and industrial permits than the year prior.

Some examples of recent significant investments in the City include:

Plans by PacTrust to build two buildings at the intersection of Kuebler Blvd and Aumsville Hwy, totaling about 116,000 square feet of commercial and industrial space.

Construction of the 186,000 square foot cold storage facility by Henningsen Cold Storage at the Mill Creek Corporate Center.

The renovation of the building adjacent to the former Wells Fargo building, at 260 Liberty Street SE, to house Pacific Office Automation.

Renovation of the SAIF Corporation building in downtown Salem.

Permits for 372 multifamily units issued between April 2016 and March 2017, a year-over-year increase of 152 permits.


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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 74-Year-Old Man (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/24/17 8:59 AM
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Jodie Harris has been safely located and is no longer considered a missing person.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate a missing 74-year-old man with dementia.

Jodie Leon Harris is described as a Black male, 5'7" tall, and 190 pounds.

On Tuesday May 23, 2017, at 1:30 p.m., Harris left the Oregon Health Clinic in the Gateway District and was last seen walking towards the Gateway Fred Meyer store. Harris suffers from dementia and is unfamiliar with the Portland area. Harris should know his name but may not know to ask for help. Harris does not have a cell phone and does not have any ID with him.

Two images of Harris are being released: One from surveillance video obtained today, and another from a family member.

Anyone seeing Harris should immediately call 9-1-1 so officers can conduct a welfare check. Anyone with non-emergency information should contact Detective Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081, lori.fonken@portlandoregon.gov

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Safe campfire tips for this holiday weekend and beyond (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 05/24/17 8:43 AM
Keep campfires small and stay with them at all times
Keep campfires small and stay with them at all times
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Sitting around a campfire is one of the special times we all enjoy, but campfires are also a major cause of wildfires. May is Wildfire Awareness Month, and Keep Oregon Green, the Oregon State Fire Marshal, and the Oregon Department of Forestry urge Oregonians to follow these basic outdoor safety tips:

Know before you go
Call your local forestry or fire district to learn if there are any current campfire restrictions at your recreation destination. An interactive map of Oregon's fire restrictions is available at: www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/Pages/Restrictions.aspx Tom Fields, ODF's fire prevention coordinator, says the map continues to improve and is "an excellent tool for folks to use from home or from their mobile device."

Kick the campfire habit this summer
Portable camp stoves are a safer option to campfires at any time of year. Areas that prohibit campfires outside maintained campgrounds with established fire pits often allow camp stoves.

Select the right spot
Where campfires are allowed, avoid building the fire near your tent, structures, vehicles, shrubs or trees, and be aware of low-hanging branches overhead. Clear the site down to mineral soil, at least five feet on all sides, and circle it with rocks. Store unused firewood a good distance from the fire.

Keep your campfire small
A campfire is less likely to escape control if it is kept small. A large fire may cast hot embers long distances. Add firewood in small amounts as existing material is consumed.

Attend your campfire at all times
A campfire left unattended for even a few minutes can grow into a costly, damaging wildfire. Stay with your campfire from start to finish until it is dead out. That ensures any escaped sparks or embers can be extinguished quickly, and it is required by state law.

Never use gasoline or other accelerants
Don't use flammable or combustible liquids, such as gasoline, propane or lighter fluid, to start or increase your campfire. Once the fire starts, wait until the match is cold and then discard it in the fire.

Have water and fire tools on site
Have a shovel and a bucket of water nearby to extinguish any escaped embers. Before you leave, DROWN all embers with water, STIR the coals, and DROWN again. Repeat until the fire is DEAD out. If it is too hot to touch, it is too hot to leave.

Burn ONLY wood
State regulations prohibit the open burning of any material that creates dense, toxic smoke or noxious odors. Burning paper and cardboard can also easily fly up to start new fires.

Escaped campfires can be costly. Oregon law requires the proper clearing, building, attending and extinguishing of open fires at any time of year. A first-time citation carries a $110 fine. But by far the biggest potential cost is liability for firefighting costs if your campfire spreads out of control. These can range from a few hundred to tens of thousands of dollars or more.

During Wildfire Awareness Month visit the Keep Oregon Green website, www.keeporegongreen.org for other wildfire prevention tips.


Attached Media Files: Keep campfires small and stay with them at all times
Domestic Disturbance leads to shot gun blast - No Injuries (Photo)
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/24/17 8:38 AM
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Sheriff's deputies responded to a reported male/female physical disturbance with a weapon in the parking lot of the Forest Creek Apartments, 7316 NE 16th Ave. in Hazel Dell. Witnesses reported to 911 both subjects had left in a silver sedan. Arriving units located the vehicle stopped in a nearby parking lot still occupied by the two subjects. As deputies attempted to have the two exit the vehicle, a shotgun blast was fired from inside the car. It is believed at this point that the blast was accidental and unintentional. No one was injured from the shotgun blast.

The male/female couple was taken into custody as deputies attempted to sort out the situation. The male was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries not related to the shotgun blast. The female remains in custody. Investigators have learned that the couple are married but estranged. A detective with the Major Crimes Unit is assisting patrol with the investigation.

Additional details will be released as the investigation progresses.


Attached Media Files: MCU detective at work , deputies sort out the circumstances - suspect vehicle in background
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 05/23/2017
Sandy Police Dept. - 05/24/17 8:36 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 05/23/2017

ESTACADA:

1C 2017-904

On 05/22/2017 at about 1800 hrs., officers stopped a vehicle with expired registration near the intersection of SE Main Street and SE 4th Avenue. They discovered that the vehicle was uninsured, cited the driver and impounded the vehicle.

1C 2017-908

On 05/22/2017 at about 2207 hrs., police received a report about a vehicle stolen from the 300 block of SE Highway 224. It was later discovered that the vehicle had not been stolen.

SANDY:

18 2017-901

On 05/23/2017 at about 0856 hrs., police responded to the 38000 block of Pioneer Avenue to assist fire on a medical problem. A report is pending (CAD).

18 2017-905

On 05/23/2017 at about 1805 hrs., police responded to the 18000 block of Langensand Road on a death investigation. Foul play is not suspected (CAD).

18 2017-906

On 05/23/2017 at about 2005 hrs., police received a report about a domestic disturbance in the 37000 block of Dubarko Road. A report is pending (CAD).

18 2017-907

On 05/23/2017 at about 2056 hrs., police received a report about a dispute between juveniles in the 17000 block of Meinig Avenue. A report is pending (CAD).

18 2017-909

On 05/24/2017 at 0047 hrs., police observed a vehicle being driven at a high rate of speed on Highway 211 near 362nd Drive. Police initiated a traffic stop in the 37000 block of Highway 211. The driver, Adam Wilson (26, of Boring), got out of the car and attempted to walk away from the stop. He was arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Fail to Carry and Present a License. Wilson was transported to the Clackamas County jail, where he was held on $3000 bail.

18 2017-910

On 05/24/2017 at about 0618 hrs., police responded to the 18000 block of Britta Court regarding theft from a vehicle. A report was taken.
Missing 12 year old - photo attached (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/24/17 5:49 AM
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Clackamas County Search and Rescue deputies are currently looking for 12 year old Malic Martinez. Malic was last seen leaving his residence in the 58000 block of Highway 26 near Brightwood, OR at approximately 4:00pm yesterday (May 23, 2017). Malic was seen headed south from his residence into the woods behind his home.

Malic was last seen wearing a gray t-shirt, black or gray gym shorts, with black Nike track shoes, and an unknown color backpack.

Malic has no wilderness survival training and is not equipped for cold overnight temps. Malic's family believes he may be attempting to go to Sandy.

If you see Malic or know of his whereabouts please call 911 immediately.


Attached Media Files: Malic Martinez
Shooting Investigation Underway in Downtown Portland - One Person Injured
Portland Police Bureau - 05/24/17 2:49 AM
On Wednesday May 24, 2017, at 2:12 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Northwest 3rd Avenue and Burnside Street on the report of a shooting and one person injured.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and located a male adult on the southwest corner of 3rd and Burnside suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment. Preliminary information indicates the injuries are serious but believed to be non-life-threatening.

Preliminary information indicates that there may have been some kind of argument leading up to the shooting. The only suspect information available is that the suspect is a Black male with a mustache wearing a light-colored shirt and a dark-colored hat that ran out of the area northbound on 3rd Avenue towards Old Town.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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Deputies Searching For Missing Swimmer 3 Pools (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/23/17 8:10 PM
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Today deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office, the Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Team as well as the Water Rescue Team from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office searched the waters of 3 Pools for the missing 25 year old man.

Despite their best efforts the man was not located. Due to high waters and treacherous conditions all further searches for the missing man have been suspended. The Sheriff's Office has still not been able to contact the missing mans family but those efforts are underway. Until the mans family can be located and notified of this tragic incident his name will not be released.

In light of yesterday's tragic events the Sheriff's Office would like to remind residents and visitors to use extreme caution in open waters,know your swimming ability and always wear a life preserver.



Deputies are currently searching the water in the 3 Pools area of the North Fork River for a swimmer who went missing around 4 p.m. today. A 25 year old man was swimming with friends at the popular swimming destination when he did not resurface.

Search and rescue swimmers are currently searching the pools but have not been able to find the man who is presumed drowned. The 3 Pools Recreation Area is now closed and will remain closed until dive operations can be completed.

Media: Dive operations are scheduled to begin at approximately 1:30 p.m. tomorrow. The 3 Pools Recreation area is a remote location accessed by dirt roads in a heavily forested area with no cellular service for miles. If you intend to send a crew please be prepared for the drive and stage in the parking lot area for 3 Pools, a PIO will be available and on scene at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow.


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Hillsboro School District to Ask for Voter Support of $408 Million Construction Bond Renewal
Hillsboro Sch. Dist. - 05/23/17 8:00 PM
School Board unanimously approved the recommended bond proposal, which is slated for the November 2017 ballot

May 23, 2017, Hillsboro, OR --At their meeting tonight, Hillsboro School Board members unanimously approved Superintendent Mike Scott's recommendation for placing a $408 million capital construction bond on the November 2017 ballot.

The bond would allow the District to complete needed safety, seismic, and other infrastructure improvements at all existing schools, as well as to construct new facilities to accommodate anticipated growth, and to invest in technology and curricular programs to enhance student achievement.

Because taxpayers will have paid off every outstanding bond except for the most recent one, passed in 2006, the District will be able to sell bonds to pay for new projects without raising the current bond rate, which is currently $2.24/$1,000 of assessed value.

The package put forth by Superintendent Scott was prepared by the Bond Advisory Committee (BAC), a broad-based group of district- and school-level staff members, students, parents, community members, partner agencies, developers, and technical consultants. The BAC had been meeting since October 2016 to learn about current needs within the District and projected student enrollment growth due to significant development in South Hillsboro, North Plains, and Cornelius, along with smaller infill projects across the District.

The BAC was presented with twenty years' worth of projects at a price tag of $700 million, and charged with crafting a package that would meet the District's needs for the next nine years. Without raising existing tax rates, the BAC was able to develop a $408 million package that will benefit all Hillsboro School District schools and that will situate the District for another bond ask in 2026 when the 2006 bond has been paid off.

"We are pleased that we have been able to honor the commitment of the 2006 Bond Committee to not return to voters with another bond ask for eight to ten years," shares Superintendent Scott. "It has been eleven years since that bond ask and it is now time to invest in both our current properties and new projects so that our students can learn in safe, modern environments, and have access to additional opportunities that will spark their intellectual curiosity and career-related aspirations."

Learn more about the bond, including the overall project list, the full BAC recommendation, and the specific projects by school, on the Bond page of the District website.

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Attached Media Files: 2017-05/107/104682/media_release_Hillsboro_School_District_to_ask_for_Voter_Support_of_Bond_052317.pdf
Pacific Power begins restoring power to 2,000 customers in downtown Portland
Pacific Power - 05/23/17 6:11 PM
Pacific Power begins restoring power to 2,000 customers in downtown Portland
About 24 will remain out overnight as repair work continues in Northwest Portland
PORTLAND, Ore.--Pacific Power began restoring electric service to approximately 2,000 customers in downtown Portland in the aftermath of a severe underground fire that caused an outage Monday evening.
The restoration for the bulk of customers began at 4:30 p.m., a few hours earlier than projected. Most customers should be restored by 8 p.m.
"Once we determined the extent of the damage to an underground transformer vault, we could restore service to customers not directly affected by the damage," said Curt Mansfield, vice president of operations. "About 24 customers close to the damaged vault near NW 8th and Couch may be out into Wednesday morning."
We appreciate our customers patience's as we worked through the outage restoration process.
Customers can get the latest outage information at - pacificpower.net/outage -- and on the company'sTwitter and Facebook channels.
One Dead in Boating Accident on Columbia River (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/23/17 4:02 PM
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UPDATE

Members of the East County Vehicular Crash Team continues to conduct an open investigation into the cause of last night's fatal boating crash on the Columbia River near the Glen Jackson Bridge. While details available for release are limited, investigators have confirmed that speed and water conditions were likely factors in this crash.

Investigators also noted the victims were originally reached by good Samaritans who used their personal boat to recover both boaters from the water, after witnessing the boat crash from the shore. As they returned to the Vancouver shoreline, MCSO deputies met them and assisted in CPR until medical personnel arrived.

The boat sank after hitting a bridge pylon at a high rate of speed shortly after 8 pm. The attached photo shows the point of impact on the pylon. Only pieces of the boat have been recovered, the bulk of the wreckage never resurfaced after sinking.

The deceased has been identified as 46 year old Heidi Knight of Wilsonville, OR. The boat operator has been identified as 55 year old Steven Schalk of Milwaukie, OR, who was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

No other details are available at this time as this is an ongoing investigation.

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On 05/22/2017 at approximately 8:15pm, MCSO River Patrol deputies responded to a report of a boat sinking in the Columbia River, near the Glen Jackson Bridge. Deputies arrived a short time later and found one adult male and one adult female in the water near the North end of the bridge.

Deputies recovered both people from the water, and immediately began CPR on the female boater. Crews from Port of Portland Fire Department arrived quickly and assisted deputies in their life saving efforts.

The female victim was transported to Southwest Washington Medical Center via ambulance where she later died as a result of her injuries.

The male boater was taken to a Vancouver area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, and is being interviewed by investigators. Neither of the boaters were wearing life vests at the time of the crash.

Members of the East County Vehicular Crash Team are on scene assisting in the investigation of this crash.

Preliminary information indicates the boat was traveling at a high rate of speed when it struck one of the pylons to the Glen Jackson Bridge. The boat immediately sank, and has not been recovered.

The exact cause of the crash is still under investigation. The deceased's name will not be released at this time, pending identification and family notification.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office would like to remind boaters to be safe when using local waterways for recreation. Always wear a life vest, know the water conditions, the condition of your vessel, and never use alcohol when operating a boat. Being prepared and being safe is the best way to enjoy summer weather.


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Warmer weather ushers in 2017 Oregon beach monitoring season
Oregon Health Authority - 05/23/17 3:57 PM
May 23, 2017

Subhed: New 'beach action values' mean state is likely to see more health advisories

As temperatures rise in advance of the Memorial Day weekend, the Oregon Health Authority is launching its 2017 beach monitoring season to keep people informed about bacteria levels along the coast that may pose a health risk.

The Oregon Beach Monitoring Program, based at the OHA Public Health Division, began its annual, regular evaluation of bacteria levels at beaches up and down the Oregon Coast, from Seaside to Brookings, May 22. Each year's monitoring period extends through Labor Day weekend.

The 18 beaches that will be monitored in 2017 include:
-- Seaside Beach, Cannon Beach, Tolovana State Park Beach, Clatsop County
-- Short Sand State Park Beach, Rockaway Beach, Twins Rocks Beach, Neskowin State Park Beach, Tillamook County
-- D River State Park Beach, Beverly Beach, Agate State Park Beach, Nye Beach, Seal Rock State Park Beach, Lincoln County
-- Heceta Beach, Lane County
-- Bastendorff Beach, Sunset Bay State Park Beach, Coos County
-- Hubbard Creek Beach, Harris Beach State Park, Crissey Field State Park, Curry County

Beaches will be monitored for beach action values, or BAVs, the marine recreational water quality standard used to determine if bacteria levels are unsafe for water contact. When a single marine water sample has bacteria levels at or above the BAV, a health advisory is issued. Once a health advisory is issued, people are asked to avoid water contact until the health advisory is lifted.

Since 2003 OHA has used a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to monitor popular Oregon beaches and make timely reports to the public about elevated levels of fecal bacteria. State organizations participating in this program are the Oregon Health Authority, Department of Environmental Quality, and Parks and Recreation Department.

The state expects to see more beach advisories than in previous years because new BAVs are being used in 2017. In 2014 the Environmental Protection Agency updated its national beach guidance and required performance criteria for grants. EPA studies found that recreating in water with bacteria levels below the previous BAV of 158 colony-forming units per 100 milliliters of water (cfu/100mL) poses a health risk. EPA now requires states that receive funding for beach monitoring to adopt a new BAV that is more protective of the public's health. The updated guidance provides safer standards for recreational waters across the U.S. and will help focus resources on the highest priority beaches.

OBMP will apply a BAV of 130 cfu/100mL for the 2017 monitoring season.

OBMP initially set a new BAV of 70 cfu/100mL for 2017, and shared it with partners, stakeholders and the public last year. But the program proposed an alternative of 130 cfu/100mL to EPA for a number of reasons: summer coastal water temperatures on the Oregon Coast are colder than those found in locations studied by EPA, which limits the amount of time the most vulnerable population--children--are likely to spend time in the water; fecal bacteria concentrations in coastal waters are highly variable, which makes water quality predictions difficult; and a 70 cfu/100mL BAV would double the number of beach advisories, stretching program resources and requiring reductions in activities, such as monitoring frequency, the number of monitoring stations and efforts to find contamination sources.

"We are confident the new BAV strikes the right balance of health protection based on how Oregonians and visitors use our beaches," said Curtis Cude, manager of the Public Health Division's environmental public health surveillance program, which administers the OBMP.

Beach advisories will be publicized in OHA news releases throughout the 2017 season and will be posted at http://www.healthoregon.org/beach. To view a video about the 2017 beach monitoring season, visit https://youtu.be/NLgR9N3WChY.

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Links to beach maps

-- Seaside Beach: http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/Recreation/BeachWaterQuality/Documents/2015Maps/seasidebeach.pdf

-- Cannon Beach: http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/Recreation/BeachWaterQuality/Documents/2015Maps/cannonbeach.pdf

-- Tolovana State Park Beach: http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/Recreation/BeachWaterQuality/Documents/2015Maps/tolovanabeach.pdf

-- Short Sand State Park Beach: http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/Recreation/BeachWaterQuality/Documents/2015Maps/shortsandbeach.pdf

-- Rockaway Beach: http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/Recreation/BeachWaterQuality/Documents/2015Maps/shortsandbeach.pdf

-- Twin Rocks Beach: http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/Recreation/BeachWaterQuality/Documents/2015Maps/twinrocks.pdf

-- Neskowin State Park Beach: https://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/Recreation/BeachWaterQuality/Documents/2015Maps/OBMP%20Neskowin%20Beach%20sites%20without%20north%20site%2032132%202017.png

-- D River State Park Beach: http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/Recreation/BeachWaterQuality/Documents/2015Maps/driver.pdf

-- Beverly Beach: https://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/Recreation/BeachWaterQuality/Documents/2015Maps/OBMP%20Beverly%20Beach%20sites%202017.png

-- Agate State Park Beach: http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/Recreation/BeachWaterQuality/Documents/2015Maps/agatebeach.pdf

-- Nye Beach: http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/Recreation/BeachWaterQuality/Documents/2015Maps/nyebeach.pdf

-- Seal Rock State Park Beach: http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/Recreation/BeachWaterQuality/Documents/2015Maps/sealrock.pdf

-- Heceta Beach: http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/Recreation/BeachWaterQuality/Documents/2015Maps/hecetabeach.pdf

-- Bastendorff Beach: https://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/Recreation/BeachWaterQuality/Documents/2015Maps/OBMP%20Bastendorff%20Beach.png

-- Sunset Bay State Park Beach: http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/Recreation/BeachWaterQuality/Documents/2015Maps/sunsetbaybeach.pdf

-- Hubbard Creek Beach: http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/Recreation/BeachWaterQuality/Documents/2015Maps/hubbardcreekbeach.pdf

-- Harris Beach State Park: http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/Recreation/BeachWaterQuality/Documents/2015Maps/harrisbeach.pdf

-- Crissey Field State Park: https://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/Recreation/BeachWaterQuality/Documents/2015Maps/OBMP%20Crissey%20Field%20SP%20sites%202017.png
Fatal Commercial Motor Vehicle Crash Interstate 5 - Douglas County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 05/23/17 3:45 PM
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A fatal commercial motor vehicle crash occurred Tuesday morning on Interstate 5 near Rice Hill.
On May 23, 2017, at about 11:20 a.m., OSP troopers and emergency medical responders were dispatched to a commercial motor vehicle crash on Interstate 5 southbound near milepost 154.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 1999 Peterbilt Semi-Truck and trailer loaded with lumber was southbound and for unknown reasons departed the roadway and onto the 154 Exit. The semi-truck continued south and went through the grass median and came back onto the 154 on ramp before leaving and impacting the dirt embankment on the west side of the freeway. The semi-truck and trailer came to an uncontrolled rest partially blocking the 154 on ramp.

The operator was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash. The name of the operator is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

Troopers are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. The operator was wearing safety restraints at the time of crash. The 154 southbound exit and on ramp were closed for the duration of the investigation.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Oregon Department of Transportation and North Douglas Fire and EMS.


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Intermittent 911 Problems
Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/23/17 3:39 PM
At this time Century Link is working on an intermittent 911 problem in the Grand Ronde area. If you are unable to get through to 911 on your land line, hang up and try dialing again using your cell phone. If you are still unable to get through, remember an alternate number for an emergency that is answered 24 / 7 is 503-434-6500 for Police, Fire and Medical needs.
Oregon City man dies in motorcycle crash-Clackamas County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 05/23/17 2:48 PM
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On May 23, 2017, at approximately 8:00am, the Oregon State Police responded to a 4 vehicle fatal crash on Hwy 99 and Paquet St. in Oregon City, Clackamas County.

The preliminary investigation revealed that 2 passenger cars and a motorcycle were stopped due to heavy traffic. The fourth car, a 2009 Audi, approached the line of traffic, failing to see the traffic was stopped and rear-ended the motorcycle, killing the rider. The motorcycle was pushed into the car in front of it, causing a chain reaction.

The operator of the motorcycle was 56 year old, Johnnie O. BENNETT, of Oregon City. The operator of Audi, 40 year old Michelle Higgins, also of Oregon City was not injured. The operators of the other vehicles were not injured.

The Oregon State Police was assisted by Clackamas County Sheriff's office, Oregon City Police Department, Clackamas Fire District and the Oregon Department of Transportation. The investigation is on-going and no enforcement action has been taken at this time.


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Public's Help Sought to Locate a Wanted Person (Photo)
Crime Stoppers of Oregon - 05/23/17 2:41 PM
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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to locate wanted person.

22-year-old Willie James Cohens has outstanding warrants for Robbery in the Third Degree and a probation violation.

Cohens is described as a light-skinned Black male, 5'10" tall, 170 pounds, with black hair, and brown eyes. Cohens has no fixed address and has a history of law enforcement contacts throughout the Portland metro area.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information leading to the arrest of Cohens is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app for the iPhone or Droid.

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Oregon State Parks Foundation announces fundraising results of online auction of Solar Eclipse campsites
Oregon State Parks Foundation - 05/23/17 2:24 PM
The Oregon State Parks Foundation today announced that its online silent auction of 30 Campsites at the Crooked River Campground in the Cove Palisades State Park in Central Oregon raised $60,000 in support of Oregon's State Parks.

Bids for the four night campground spaces averaged $500 a night. The auction attracted attention and bidders from across the country, although the winners were all from the West Coast with the exception of one winner from New York.

Seth Miller, Executive Director, said "Many people are not aware that the Oregon's State Parks are not funded by state taxes. Instead, visitor fees are the primary source of income, and a fixed portion of the Oregon Lottery revenues covers about 40% of the cost of operating the parks. Unfortunately, these sources of funds are not keeping up with the growing costs, so the Foundation was formed to help enhance the experience of using the parks."

Funds raised by this event support the Oregon State Parks Foundation, and enables it to support programs to encourage healthy activities and outdoor education, and increase access to the parks by under-served communities.

You can help too, become member of the Foundation for only $45 a year...and you will get a FREE one year parking pass as a thank you!

Learn more at www.oregonstateparksfoundation.org


About the Foundation

The Oregon State Parks Foundation was formed in 1995. It is the only statewide non-profit partner of the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department. Our mission is to enhance and preserve the experience of using Oregon's 255 State Parks....now and for future generations.

Since 1995, the Foundation has supported many vital projects such as restoring Vista House at Crown Point, helping to renovate five Oregon Lighthouses, preserving the Kam Wah Chung & Co Museum, and putting the first yurts in State Parks anywhere in the country. The Foundation is just completing a capital campaign to build a residential outdoor school facility at the Cottonwood Canyon State Park.
We strive to connect all Oregonians with their State Parks, to enrich the visitor experience through interpretation and education, and to promote an active and healthy lifestyle.


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AMR Providing Free CPR Training to Help Save Lives of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Victims (Photo)
AMR Portland - 05/23/17 2:13 PM
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(Portland, Oregon) -- When bystanders perform CPR until Emergency Medical Services (EMS) crews arrive, they can triple a sudden cardiac arrest victims' chance of survival. On May 24 - 27, American Medical Response (AMR) Multnomah and Clackamas County Operations and AMR's Special Services Division are teaching community members how to save lives by performing compression-only CPR. The training is endorsed by the American Heart Association.
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With more than 350,000 Americans experiencing sudden cardiac arrest annually, AMR wants to make sure bystanders are trained and ready to assist. In compression-only CPR, hard, fast and rhythmic chest compressions allow oxygenated blood to flow through the body, keeping the brain and other essential organs alive until first responders arrive and can restart the heart.

It takes less than five minutes to learn this life-saving technique. The free lessons are a part of AMR's 2017 World CPR Challenge, which takes place during National EMS Week, May 21-27. Community members of all ages are encouraged to join in learning how to recognize the signs of sudden cardiac arrest and perform compression-only CPR.


WHAT: AMR providing free CPR training as part of a nationwide event

WHEN: May 24 - 27, 2017

WHERE: Multiple locations in Portland Metro Area

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
Clackamas Community College -- Community Center
19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, Oregon 97045
Times: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
Centennial Middle School (for students & staff)
17650 SE Brooklyn St, Portland, OR 97236
Times: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Thursday, May 25th, 2017
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) -- near Planetarium
1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Times: 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Friday, May 26th, 2017
Oregon Zoo -- near Elephant Plaza
4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221
Times: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Saturday, May 27th, 2017
Providence Park
1844 Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205
Gate 2 at SW 18th Ave/ SW Morrison St
Gate 4 at SW 20th Ave/ SW Morrison St
Times: 5:00 pm to 7:15 pm


VISUALS: AMR Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians, and community volunteers
providing free training, members of the community learning a life-saving skill

HOW: If a teen or an adult collapses suddenly, call 911 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of any tune that is 100 to 120 beats per minute
(Ex- Staying Alive, Bee Gees, 1977)

Since kicking off the annual CPR Challenge in 2013, AMR has seen bystander CPR double from 21 to 41 percent. This year, the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the American College of Emergency Physicians are joining the nationwide initiative to train 1 million people in bystander CPR.

To learn more about AMR's 2017 World CPR Challenge, please visit www.amr.net/cpr.

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About American Medical Response
American Medical Response, Inc., is America's leading provider of medical transportation, provides services in 40 states and the District of Columbia. More than 25,000 AMR paramedics, EMTs, and RNs work together to transport more than 4.4 million patients nationwide each year in critical, emergency and non-emergency situations. AMR, a subsidiary of Envision Healthcare Corporation, is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colo. For more information about AMR, visit www.amr.net. Locally, AMR NW provides 9-1-1 ambulance services in Multnomah, Clackamas and Clark Counties and non-emergency medical transportation throughout the Portland Metro area. AMR and its predecessor companies have served Portland area communities since 1913.


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Shooting Victims Identified
Gresham Police Dept - 05/23/17 2:05 PM
GRESHAM Ore.-- Gresham Police have identified the two victims from yesterday's early morning shooting as 29-year-old Cherie Thompson, of Portland and her 9-year-old son Lamar Horsley. Both victims were shot multiple times and remain in the hospital. The East County Major Crime Team, assisted by the East Metro Gang Enforcement Team, are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting and no arrest have been made.


Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact the Gresham Police tip line 503.618.2719. No further information is being released at this time.
UPDATED: County council to consider proposed changes to comprehensive plan update
Communications, Clark County, Wash. - 05/23/17 1:45 PM
Vancouver, Wash. - The Clark County Council will hold a work session Wednesday, June 7, 2017 on proposed changes to the county's 2016 Comprehensive Growth Management Plan update that could bring the county closer to compliance under a ruling by the state Growth Management Hearings Board.

The work session will be 10:30 a.m. in the sixth-floor Hearing Room of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St.

The hearings board ruled March 23, 2017 that certain portions of the county's 2016 plan update do not comply with requirements of the Growth Management Act. Those issues were remanded to the county for further work.

The council decided to appeal three remanded issues, but county planners have been working on proposed changes to reach compliance on the remaining issues. If the council adopts the proposed changes, they would return parts of the county's comprehensive plan that affect agriculture, forest and rural lands to their status before the 2016 plan update.

The Planning Commission reviewed the proposed changes during a May 18 hearing and voted to recommend the changes to the county council. The commission is an advisory panel to the council.

The council will take formal action on the proposed changes during a 10 a.m. hearing Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Meeting materials for the two June meetings will be posted on The Grid on the county's home page at https://www.clark.wa.gov/.

Also June 20, the council also is scheduled to hold a hearing on an interim ordinance that established a moratorium on certain divisions of rural and resource lands.

The effective date for comprehensive plan amendments is June 30, 2017. Plan adoption materials can be found at www.clark.wa.gov/community-planning/plan-adoption.
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Oregon Airspace Initiative environmental impact statement goes up for public viewing (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 05/23/17 1:42 PM
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The final version of the environmental impact statement for the Oregon National Guard Airspace Initiative was made publicly available, May 19, for a 30-day viewing period. The proposal is to establish and modify Military Training Airspace for the Oregon Air National Guard (ANG).

The proposed Oregon Airspace Initiative is to provide appropriately sized and configured airspace within close proximity to Oregon Air National Guard flying units to support advanced 21st century air-to-air tactical fighter technologies and training mission requirements.

The proposed action includes modification and addition to military training airspace located over northwestern, north-central and south-central Oregon and the Pacific Ocean. In addition, minor portions of the proposed action would be located above a small area of northwestern Nevada and the southwestern-most corner of Washington. It is important to note that this proposed action would result in airspace changes only and does not include any project components that would touch or otherwise directly affect the ground or water surface.

The Final EIS can be retrieved at:
www.142fw.ang.af.mil
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or at any of the following libraries:
Astoria Public Library, Astoria Masonic Temple, Harney County Library, Crook County Library, Tillamook County Library.

Written comments on the Final EIS can be submitted to Mr. Kevin Marek, NGB/A7AM, Shepperd Hall, 3501 Fetchet Ave, Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762-5157, or by e-mail: usaf.jbanafw.ngb-a7.mbx.A7A-NEPA-COMMENTS@mail.mil. Please include "Oregon Airspace Initiative" in the subject line. In order to be considered, written comments must be received by June 19, 2017.


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Willamette National Cemetery hosts 67th Memorial Day ceremony May 29, 2017 (Photo)
VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) - 05/23/17 1:34 PM
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Patriotic music, flag displays, a rifle salute and fly-over will all be part of the 2017
Memorial Day Program at Willamette National Cemetery on May 29 at 10 a.m.

The Memorial Day Program includes music, a joint color guard to include all branches of the military, advancement of colors by veteran service organizations, vocal selections, Rifle salute by the Oregon Army National Guard, a Keynote speaker, fly-over by the Oregon Air National Guard, a static display of equipment donated by the Oregon Military Museum. This year's Keynote speaker will be Dennis Richardson, Secretary of State, Ore.

Attendance is expected to exceed 2,500. The ceremony will be held in the Assembly Area near the flagpole. More than 650 U.S. flags (donated by veterans' families) will be flown along the Avenue of Flags. State flags will also be displayed.

On Thursday evening, May 25th, between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. more than 1,500 scouts and parents of the Thunderbird Boy Scout District will gather at the cemetery and place small U.S. flags on approximately 148,000 gravesites. Flag placement will be preceded by a special patriotic program at the Assembly Area, including keynote speaker and band. This is the 49th year of Scout participation in this event.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
George A. Allen, Director
(503) 273-5250


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***update-name correction***OSP Seeking public's assistance in locating witnesses of a Road Rage incident/Shooting near Millersburg- Linn County
Oregon State Police - 05/23/17 1:13 PM
Christopher TAVERNIER was lodged in jail.
End update

Previous Release:

On May 22, 2017, at approximately 6:00 PM, Oregon State Police troopers responded to a call of shots fired on Interstate 5 southbound, near Millersburg, in Linn County. Callers indicated a Jeep Wrangler and a Chevrolet Silverado were travelling south on Interstate 5 when they were involved in a road rage incident.

The Jeep Wrangler was operated by 43 year old, Christopher TAVERNIER, of Eugene. The Chevrolet Silverado was operated by 23 year old, Walter FENN II, of Albany. The passenger in the Chevrolet Silverado was the operator's father, 43 year old, Walter FENN, of Lebanon. At some point TAVERNIER pulled to the shoulder, exited his vehicle and fired a shot at the Chevrolet Silverado with a handgun. There were no injuries reported.

TAVERNIER left the scene and was located in a drive-thru of Starbucks in Albany where he was taken into custody without incident and a handgun was recovered from his vehicle. CHRISTOPHER TAVERNIER was lodged at the Linn County Jail on charges of Menacing and Harassment. The investigation is continuing. Any witnesses to the event on Interstate 5 are encouraged to contact Trooper Dakotah Keys at the Albany Area Command, (541)967-2026.

OSP was assisted by the Albany Police Department and the Linn County Sheriff's Office.
2017 Rose Princesses Luncheon and Final Judging
Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation - 05/23/17 1:11 PM
For Immediate
Release 2017 Rose Princesses
Final Judged Event

"Brilliant" is the 2017 theme of this year's Rose Festival. After weeks of guest appearances around our communities, the 15 princess of the Rose Court will have their final judged event prior to Queen selection.

As part of the festival, the Greater Portland Area Lions Clubs sponsor a luncheon and Q&A session. The princesses, representing local area high schools and communities, will be asked several questions and must give their impromptu answers in front of judges and business leaders. Immediately following the luncheon, judges meet in a closed door session and decide on the 2017 Queen of Rosaria.
The selection and coronation will be announced just before the Grand Floral Parade, Saturday morning June 10th.

Event is: Thursday, June 1st from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, at the Doubletree Hotel - Lloyd Center, 1000 N.E. Multnomah, Portland. Luncheon is open to the public. Media is welcomed. Please let us know in advance to help make photo/interview arrangements.

Schools & Princesses in order of selection:
Lincoln High School - Anna Smiley
Jefferson High School - Ermina Kariuki
Wilson High School - Maggie Beutler
Roosevelt High School - Korah Vonderahe
David Douglas High School - Tiffany Nguyen
Parkrose High School - Mayranni Cervantes
Madison High School - Mele Kavapalu
Franklin High School - Keely Nguyen
Grant High School - Sade Means
Central Catholic High School - Mahlet Wondayehu
Cleveland High School - Biftu Amin
St. Mary's Academy - Luchanna (Lucy) Sagoo
Metro West - (Century High School) Michaela Canete
Metro East - (Oregon City High School) Madisyn Montgomery
Benson Polytechnic High School - Krishay Hayes-Motley

The luncheon is $35.00 per person or a table of 8 $280.00. Tickets are available in advance until May 26th. For tickets contact Diana Richardson, number is below.

For More Information Contact: Ticket Information Contact:
Jeanine Jensen (971) 506-9729 Diana Richardson (503) 246-5696
j4jensen@comcast.net dianarich@aol.com


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Corps seeks public comment on draft Willamette Falls Locks Integrated Disposition Study and Environmental Assessment
US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District - 05/23/17 1:04 PM
Release no. 17-013

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public comment on its draft Integrated Disposition Study and Environmental Assessment for de-authorization and disposal of the Willamette Falls Locks.

The Corps proposes to recommend Congressional de-authorization and disposal of the Willamette Falls Locks after performing minor modification for seismic retrofits and to install perimeter fencing, and debris and boat barriers.

The disposition study is an effort to identify necessary actions to prepare the facility for disposal and to develop a preliminary opinion regarding the marketability of the project. As part of the Corps' analysis, it has accounted for known stakeholder interests, local opportunities and the capability of potential lock users.

The draft assessment has been prepared in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality's National Environmental Policy Act regulations (Federal Register 40 C.F.R. 1508.9.) It is available for review and comment on the Willamette Falls Locks section of the Portland District website at nwp.usace.army.mil/willamette/locks.

Questions or comments should be directed to Kelly Janes by phone at 503-808-4771, by email at willamettefallslocks@usace.army.mil, or by regular mail at:

District Engineer
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District
Attn: CENWP-PM-E/Kelly Janes
P.O. Box 2946
Portland, Oregon 97208-2946

The Corps will consider all comments received or postmarked by June 21 and make a determination of significance of impacts resulting from the proposed action. Please reference public notice CENWP-PM-E-17-01 in all written correspondence.
FBI Tech Tuesday: Building a Digital Defense Against "Business Email Compromise" Scams
FBI - Oregon - 05/23/17 12:52 PM
The Business Email Compromise scam has been around for a few years, but as a new analysis from the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center shows -- it is a scam that has grown so large that it costs American companies hundreds of millions of dollars a year. Worldwide -- this scam racked up more than $5 billion in losses or attempted losses between October 2013 and December 2016.

There are a number of variations on how this scam works, but here are the basics:

The fraudster either spoofs an email account or is able to hack an account at a victim company. The fraudster then sends an invoice to a second company demanding payment. Both companies typically have a long-standing relationship, and that invoice doesn't look out-of-the ordinary. The fraudster arranges for the funds to be wired to an account he controls.

In a variation of this scam, the fraudster gets control of an email account belonging to an executive at the victim company -- a CEO, CFO or the like. Using that executive's persona, he sends a request to the finance department asking for a payment to be wired to another vendor immediately. The unsuspecting employee makes the transaction happen quickly to keep the boss happy. Regardless of how the scam plays out, the victim company suffers the loss.

Of particular concern in Oregon are the small and medium-sized businesses that are getting hit by this scam. Due to their size, they are often less likely to prepare for or recover from such a scam.

So what can businesses do? Here are a few options:

Require digitally-encrypted signatures by businesses on both ends of a transaction.

Require two-factor verification for money transfers, particularly big ones. For example -- you could require a telephone call to confirm significant wire transfers either within your company or between your company and a vendor. Be sure to set up this protocol early in the business relationship and outside the email environment. When the fraudster hacks your email account, you don't want him to be able to see how to evade your security protocols.

When confirming requests, don't rely on phone numbers or email addresses embedded in the request. Look up the number from an external source when calling.

For emails, make sure you "forward" your response as opposed to hitting "reply". That way, you are using a real -- not spoofed - email address by manually typing it in or accessing it from your existing contact list.

Train your employees to watch for suspicious requests -- such as change in a vendor's payment location.

If you suspect that a fraudster has victimized your company, it is important to act quickly. Contact your bank right away, and call your closest FBI office. Also, make sure you report the incident to the Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov.

You can also find more information and tips on how to protect yourself at www.ic3.gov or www.fbi.gov.


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Boating in Oregon's Waterways -Plan, Pay Attention, Share (Photo)
Oregon Marine Board - 05/23/17 12:47 PM
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Salem, OR -- Motorboats, kayaks, canoes, rafts, pontoon, drift, stand up paddleboards, sailboats, personal watercraft; there's a boat out there that can connect you to the water and a rental facility ready to help you get your feet wet if you're new to boating.

The Oregon State Marine Board invites boaters to explore the interactive Boating Oregon Map, where you can find a boat ramp near you, or plan for a weekend escape to places less-frequented.

"This season is going to be a fantastic year for water recreation with abundant water," says Ashley Massey, Public Information Officer for the Marine Board. "Just be sure to plan ahead by checking the weather, water levels, reported obstructions, and having all of the right gear. Boaters can check the Marine Board's website for everything a boater needs to know to start planning a trip." Massey adds.

Massey emphasizes paying attention to your surroundings, continually scanning port to starboard and keeping a close eye on what's dead-ahead. "2016 saw an increase in accidents, largely from collisions," says Massey. "Familiarize yourself with the rules-of-the-road, and start out slow because of debris in the water from this past winter."

"With the extraordinary high water levels, many wing dams (also known as pile dikes) on rivers and bays are just below the surface, so boaters need to keep their distance from the shoreline up to several hundred feet out from shore." Boaters are encouraged to learn where the wing dams are located based on the waterbody where they're boating from www.charts.noaa.gov, for free, downloadable navigation charts.

Think about taking a "dispersion excursion" to lesser-known waterbodies, especially for people new to paddlesports or seeking more solitude. There are 96 waterways where motors are prohibited and 50 designated as electric motor only waterways. Visit the Marine Board's Experience Oregon Boating Handbook for more information about these areas.

The Marine Board also recommends boaters play it safe by:
Abstaining from marijuana, drugs or alcohol. Instead, take along a variety of non-alcoholic beverages and plenty of water. Impairment can lead to a BUII arrest. Drugs and alcohol impair a boater's judgement and coordination. Swift currents, changing weather and debris require boat operators to be focused and skilled to avoid an accident.
If you are feeling fatigued, take a break on land and return to the water when you are re-energized and alert. Wind, glare, dehydration and wave motion contribute to fatigue. Continually monitor the weather because it changes quickly.
Operators and passengers should wear properly fitting life jackets. Learn more about life jacket types, styles and legal requirements. Anyone rafting on Class III Whitewater Rivers is required to wear a life jacket, and all children 12 and under when a boat is underway. The water temperature for most waterways is below 50 degrees and wearing a life jacket is the most important piece of equipment for surviving the first few seconds of cold water immersion.
Never boat alone --especially when paddling. Always let others know where you are going and when you'll return.
Be courteous to other boaters and share the waterway. Congestion is a given in many popular locations, especially with nice weather. Paddlers need to stay in calmer water near the shore and allow motorized boats to operate in deeper water. Motorized boaters should be given priority when launching, as many boat ramps are designed for heavier trailered boats to access the water.
In Oregon, all boaters must take a boating safety course and carry a boater education card when operating a powerboat greater than 10 horsepower. The Marine Board also offers a free, online Paddling Course for boaters new to the activity.

For more information about safe boating in Oregon, visit www.boatoregon.com.


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The Blender Dash returns to Tualatin on Saturday, June 3rd! (Photo)
City of Tualatin - 05/23/17 12:41 PM
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With a bit of everyone's favorite themed runs, including color, foam, mud, obstacles, and zombies, 650 lucky kids ages 6-15 will be mixing it up with us again this year. The Blender Dash is a non-competitive, non-timed run that promotes fun physical activity. This year's event is sold out, and additional registrations will not be taken. Brought to you by the City of Tualatin, the Blender Dash wouldn't be possible without the generous support of our sponsors: ClubSport Oregon, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, and Wilsonville Toyota.


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Cold water, fast currents create hazardous swimming conditions in local waters
Communications, Clark County, Wash. - 05/23/17 11:21 AM
Vancouver, Wash. - Now that warm weather has arrived, the first swim of the season may seem irresistible. But lakes and rivers in Southwest Washington are cold enough to immobilize even the strongest swimmer. With sunshine and warm temperatures predicted for the Memorial Day weekend, swimmers are cautioned to put safety first.

Drowning prevention
Rivers are high and swift from rains and snow melt, and debris in waterways can trap swimmers. Large rocks and logs can tip over rafts, canoes and kayaks. Swimmers are urged to monitor river and stream conditions and observe these swimming safety tips:
Wear a life jacket when swimming anywhere without lifeguards or whenever on a boat, personal watercraft, inner tube or other water sports equipment.
Ensure children wear lifejackets. Inflatable toys do not keep children safe. By law, children 12 and younger must wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket or vest on all vessels 18 feet or smaller.
Never leave children unsupervised in or near water, even for a minute. Drowning can happen swiftly and silently. Supervision requires complete attention, even if other adults are present.
Don't swim alone, even at a public pool or beach with lifeguards. Use the buddy system.
Avoid drinking alcohol when swimming or boating.
Know your limits. Drowning often occurs when a swimmer tires.
Avoid swimming in dangerous areas such as fast-flowing rivers or ocean beaches with riptides.
Don't dive into shallow water or unfamiliar swimming holes.
Spas, pools, ponds, five-gallon buckets and wading pools all are drowning hazards for young children. Cover or fence them.
Learn how to swim. Enroll children in age appropriate swimming lessons.
Obey posted rules; they're in place for your protection.
Swim in designated areas only.
Never dive off bridges and cliffs. Enter the water feet first, especially in unfamiliar areas. Winter storms can shift underwater obstacles, creating hazards where none existed the year before.
Use goggles to identify potential hazards not visible from the surface.
Learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and basic first aid. You could save someone's life.

Swimming at Clark County parks
Swimming is allowed in most Clark County parks with water access, but parks on the Columbia River are not considered safe for swimming because of strong currents and sudden drop-offs.

Only Klineline Pond has certified lifeguards. They will be on duty daily July 1 through Labor Day. Klineline Pond has a life jacket loaner station for children and adults. Life jackets are donated by the International Order of the Blue Gavel Nautical Safety Foundation.

Related information:
Swimming pool safety: www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/WaterRecreation/PoolSafety.aspx
Streamflow conditions in Washington: https://waterdata.usgs.gov/wa/nwis/current/?type=flow
Staying cool during hot weather: www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/EmergencyPreparednessandResponse/Factsheets/HotWeatherSafety.aspx
Swim beach advisories for algae and bacteria: www.clark.wa.gov/public-health/public-beaches
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Downtown Portland power outage caused by fire in underground vault (Photo)
Pacific Power - 05/23/17 11:07 AM
Underground fire damage now under repair.
Underground fire damage now under repair.
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More than 2,000 customers remain out at this time. Pacific Power crews have worked through the night and will continue throughout the day. We appreciate the patience of our customers as the crews work to restore power.


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Swimmers Beware (Photo)
Silverton Fire Dist. - 05/23/17 11:00 AM
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Several drownings in Oregon this month alone and all within two weeks should raise some very large red flags. Swimming is a fun and healthy activity, but it can be dangerous.

Every year the Silverton Fire District responds to water fatalities, near fatalities and water rescues. Most, if not all, of these tragedies can be avoided by following some very easy tips provided by the American Red Cross:

1) Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards.
2) Always swim with a buddy; do not allow anyone to swim alone.
3) Never leave a young child unattended near water and do not trust a child's life to another child; teach children to always ask permission to go near water.
4) Have young children or inexperienced swimmers wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets around water, but do not rely on life jackets alone.
5) Maintain constant supervision.
6) Make sure everyone in your family learns to swim well.
7) If you have a pool, secure it with appropriate barriers. Many children who drown in home pools were out of sight for less than five minutes and in the care of one or both parents at the time.
8) Avoid distractions when supervising children around water.
9) If a child is missing, check the water first. Seconds count in preventing death or disability.
10) Have appropriate equipment, such as reaching or throwing equipment, a cell phone, life jackets and a first aid kit.
11) Enroll in Red Cross home pool safety, water safety, first aid and CPR/AED courses to learn how to prevent and respond to emergencies.
12) Drink plenty of water regularly, even if you're not thirsty. Avoid drinks with alcohol or caffeine in them.

Knowing how to swim well is the first line of defense in the water and making sure that your family knows how to swim well can keep water tragedies from becoming a reality. However, it is important to understand that even the strongest swimmers can easily become tired in the water very quickly especially after drinking alcohol and eating heavy meals. Know what your own limitations are and listen to what your body is telling you; if realize that you are becoming fatigued, get out of the water and take a rest.

The Silverton Fire District would like everyone to stay safe in and around the water. By doing your part, you can help prevent these yearly tragedies that effect so many lives.

Captain Ed Grambusch -- PIO
Silverton Fire District

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County council work session on proposed changes to comprehensive plan update
Communications, Clark County, Wash. - 05/23/17 10:58 AM
Vancouver, Wash. - The Clark County Council will hold a work session Wednesday, June 7, 2017 on proposed changes to the county's 2016 Comprehensive Growth Management Plan update that could bring the county closer to compliance under a ruling by the state Growth Management Hearings Board.

The work session will be 10:30 a.m. in the sixth-floor Hearing Room of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St.

The hearings board ruled March 23, 2017 that certain portions of the county's 2016 plan update do not comply with requirements of the Growth Management Act. Those issues were remanded to the county for further work.

The council decided to appeal three remanded issues, but county planners have been working on proposed changes to reach compliance on the remaining issues. If the council adopts the proposed changes, they would return parts of the county's comprehensive plan that affect agriculture, forest and rural lands to their status before the 2016 plan update.

The Planning Commission reviewed the proposed changes during a May 18 hearing and voted to recommend the changes to the county council. The commission is an advisory panel to the council.

The council will take formal action on the proposed changes during a 10 a.m. hearing Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Meeting materials for the two June meetings will be posted on The Grid on the county's home page at https://www.clark.wa.gov/.

The effective date for comprehensive plan amendments is June 30, 2017. Plan adoption materials can be found at www.clark.wa.gov/community-planning/plan-adoption.
Oregon Historical Marker to honor all-Black WW2 Paratrooper unit (Photo) (Corrected title)
Oregon Travel Experience - 05/23/17 10:43 AM
The Triple Nickles smokejump in the Pacific Northwest
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On Saturday, June 3, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., the Oregon Historical Marker Program will commemorate the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion (also known as the Triple Nickles), an elite all-Black paratrooper unit deployed to Oregon near the end of WWII. A new historical marker honoring the Triple Nickles will be unveiled at the Siskiyou Smokejumper Base Museum located at the Illinois Valley Valley Airport in Cave Junction.

The Triple Nickles jumped their way into Oregon history in 1945 during a secret mission known as "Operation Firefly." Their charge was to parachute near forest fires in the Pacific Northwest caused by Japanese Balloon bombs, and disarm and destroy any remaining explosive devices.

The men of the 555th withstood many obstacles in their service to the US, including racism, lack of smoke jumping equipment, and a fatality in their unit during an Oregon jump---Private First Class Marvin L. Brown. The new marker also honors Brown's sacrifice.

Keynote speakers at the dedication include the Secretary of the Oregon Black Pioneers Gwen Carr, Professor Robert Bartlett of Eastern Washington University, Joe Murchison of the 555th Association, Ed Washington of the Oregon Travel information Council, and Roger Brandt of the Illinois Valley Community Development Organization.

"The work to uncover and commemorate the lives of men who served in Oregon as part of the Triple Nickles is a great accomplishment," Carr says. "Oregon Black Pioneers is honored to be a part of this dedication."

In addition, Carr articulates that the 555th paratrooper's story is not confined solely to "... Oregon Black history, but is a part of all Oregon history."

Brandt was instrumental in the new marker's nomination, research, and funding process. "Oregon has never formally thanked the 555th for their role in defending Oregon during WWII, says Brandt.

Brandt notes that "The 555th historical marker installation is taking the first step towards acknowledging their contribution to our state's history."

The event is free and the public is invited to attend.The Siskiyou Smokejumper Base Museum is located at 30904 Redwood Hwy in Cave Junction.

The Oregon Historical Marker Program is administered by the Oregon Travel Information Council. For more information on the Triple Nickles and their new marker, telephone 1-800-574-9397.


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Lane County woman dies after ATV crash - Lane County
Oregon State Police - 05/23/17 10:31 AM
On May 21, 2017, at approximately 4:15pm, the Oregon State Police responded to the Mapleton Valley Fire Department after hearing on the radio of a woman being transported by a friend to the Fire Department with serious injuries. Medical personnel and OSP performed CPR on the female before she was transported to Peace Harbor Hospital, where she died of her injuries.

The preliminary investigation has determined that 26 year old, SARA M. SMITH, from Lane County, was riding an ATV by herself in the Deadwood area and for an unknown reason, crashed. The OSP is continuing the investigation to determine the cause and location of the crash.
Corvallis Man Arrested for Attempted Murder
Corvallis Police - 05/23/17 10:27 AM
On May 22, 2017, twenty-two year old Benjamin Leland Bucknell of Corvallis was arrested and charged with three counts of Attempted Murder, three Counts of Assault in the First Degree, two counts of Assault in the Second Degree, Resisting Arrest and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree. The charges stem from an incident reported to Corvallis Police in the early morning hours of May 22, 2017, in the 400 block of NW 27th St.

Bucknell is lodged in the Benton County Jail on $525,000 bail. He will be arraigned in Benton County Circuit Court at 1:20pm on May 23, 2017. Any news outlet who wishes to cover the proceeding using video equipment must obtain permission from the court. Please contact Trial Court Supervisor Eric Pointer for information on video recording, and coverage inside the courtroom.

There will be no additional media releases prior to the 1:20pm arraignment.

Mugshot photos can be obtained at the following link:

https://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/inmate_detail?inmate=1700000850
Corps continues field studies at Willamette Valley dams
US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District - 05/23/17 10:10 AM
Release No: 17-012
For Immediate Release
May 23, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A drill crew will soon be on site at Cougar Dam, east of Eugene, Oregon, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues field investigation at some dams in the Willamette Valley.

The crews will also install instrumentation on the crest of Cougar Dam. The drilling and installation will require the eastbound lane across the dam to be closed intermittently. These closures will be from May 30 to June 13 between 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., reducing traffic to one lane.

The investigation at Cougar will give the Corps more information to better understand conditions within the dam and its foundation. Corps personnel have performed similar work at Hills Creek and Lookout Point dams.

"The information from these field investigations will improve our understanding of the risk at these dams and how it compares to current standards," said Matt Craig, Portland District Dam Safety Program manager.

The data will provide more information on the engineering characteristics of the dam and foundation materials. This information also helps the Corps better understand how well the dams will perform under seismic events.

"Our highest priority is ensuring that Corps' dams are fully able to reduce flooding in the downstream communities," Craig elaborated.

The field investigation work, one part of the Corps' Issue Evaluation Studies, includes drilling and excavating test pits to collect soil and material samples, and installing instruments to monitor the structural condition of the dams.

The studies are part of the Corps' national Dam Safety Program, which includes periodic inspections and risk assessments, Emergency Action Plan exercises, seismic and hydrologic studies.

For more information about the Program, visit www.nwp.usace.army.mil/missions/current/Dam-Safety-IES/.
*** Update***Elmira Area Resident Loses Life in Fatal Crash - 126W Eugene/Veneta - Lane County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 05/23/17 10:05 AM
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The operator of the Nissan has been identified as, 60 year old, DELLA ANN SHAVER. She was an Elmira Resident. End Update

PREVIOUS RELEASE:

On Wednesday May 17, 2017 at about 1:20 pm, Troopers from the Springfield Area Command responded to a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 126W between Eugene and Veneta.

The ongoing investigation revealed that a white 2008 Dodge Ram 3500, operated by 78 year old Elmira local Larry Lay, was traveling westbound and for unknown reasons, traveled over into the oncoming lane, crashing head-on into an eastbound black 2011 Nissan Sentra. The driver of the Nissan died at the scene as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. Lay was transported to a Springfield area hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending the notification to the family. Information will be provided as it is available.

Troopers were assisted on scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Lane Fire Authority, Eugene/Springfield Fire, the Lane County District Attorney and Medical Examiners offices.


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Memorial Day: A tradition rooted in courage, honor, sacrifice (Photo)
Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs - 05/23/17 9:56 AM
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Note: The following is a special Memorial Day message from Cameron Smith, director of the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Memorial Day is a holiday rooted in tradition. Every year, thousands of Oregonians participate in ceremonies, parades and other solemn events. But long before the first Memorial Day processions wound their way down city streets, long before dignitaries across the country took to podiums to honor service and sacrifice, the holiday started, informally, with a much simpler tradition: the laying of flowers upon the grave of a fallen service member.

It was in the wake of the American Civil War that communities began the practice of decorating soldiers' graves with flowers. This military family and community tradition was later formalized as a national day of honor in Decoration Day, and what we now call Memorial Day.

In 1866, no family or community was untouched by the Civil War. America's bloodiest conflict resulted in over 1 million casualties and claimed over 620,000 lives. The impacts of the war were intensely and personally felt across the nation.

Today, over 320,000 veterans call Oregon home. We are a strong and diverse community, spanning four generations across five major wars. With every veteran counted, we must also recognize the sacrifice of their spouses and families, who served on the home front while their loved ones were in uniform.

At the same time, we must acknowledge that today's battles are fought by less than 1 percent of our population. The weight of the most recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan has been borne by the few. Most of our citizens today have not been directly impacted by war. The same cannot be said for our Gold Star families, who have lost a loved one in service to our nation.

We can never forget the true cost of war -- a cost far beyond dollars and cents. A hundred years ago, in World War I, we lost over 115,000 dedicated service members -- almost 1,000 of whom were from Oregon. Those who survived the battlefields in Europe did not come home to a robust system of veterans' health care and benefits. But they banded together in service organizations and fought to advocate for the nationwide network of support we have today.

Across the ages, from the beaches of Normandy and the Pacific islands to the mountains and jungles in Asia, countless Americans have stood up to serve and have laid down their lives. At the most basic level, they fought to protect the one on their right and the one on their left, but ultimately their fight protects us all and preserves the values we hold dear.

This Memorial Day, as we kick off the start of summer and turn to enjoy Oregon's incredible parks, beaches, rivers and mountains, we must encourage all citizens to pause and honor our fallen and Gold Star families. We stand on the shoulders of all those who came before us and will never forget our veterans' service, especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Thank you for your support of Oregon's military, veterans and their families!

Cameron Smith served three tours in Iraq as a Marine and is the director of the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs.


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Reward Offered in Southeast Portland Homicide - Crime Stoppers Featured Case #17-18 (Photo)
Crime Stoppers of Oregon - 05/23/17 9:48 AM
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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a Southeast Portland homicide.

On Saturday April 15, 2017, at 12:41 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of 128th Avenue and East Burnside Street on the report of gunfire and one person down on the ground.

Officers arrived on the east side of Northeast 128th Avenue, at an entrance to the Menlo Park Elementary School recreation field, where they located the victim, 38-year-old Larry Edwin Van Dolah Jr. of St. Helens, Oregon, suffering from gunshot wounds. Medical personnel arrived and confirmed the man was deceased.

Preliminary information indicates that the suspects are three black males, ages 16 to 20 years old, all wearing hooded sweatshirts. Two of the suspects were wearing blue jeans while the third was wearing darl-colored sweatpants. They were last seen crossing East Burnside Street towards Southeast 129th Avenue.

Neighborhood surveillance video captured the three suspects walking in the area. A witness was able to provide a description on one of the three suspects to a Forensic Sketch Artist, who developed a sketch of the person.

Both images are being released publicly to aid in this investigation.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app for the iPhone or Droid.

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Teams vie for command in Battle of the Books
Vancouver Sch. Dist. - 05/23/17 9:30 AM
Fourth and fifth-graders from eight district elementary schools will test their literary comprehension on Saturday, June 3. The "City-wide Battle of the Books" will take place in the Community Room at the Vancouver Community Library branch of the Fort Vancouver Regional Library beginning at 10 a.m. The library is located at 901 C Street.

With hands poised over buzzers, students race to be the first to respond to questions based on 10 books in this Jeopardy-style contest. Selected books include Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper, El Deafo by Cece Bell and The Crossover by Kwame Alexander.

In this double-elimination tournament, two teams compete at a time to see who will advance to the final battle. Participating elementary schools with one to two teams each are Eisenhower, Felida, Fruit Valley, Hazel Dell, Lincoln, Ogden, Salmon Creek and Truman. Kelsey Hudson, librarian at Fort Vancouver Regional Library organizes the event with assistance from teacher librarians at each of the participating schools.

NOTE: This event is not open to the public because of space constraints.
Correction: Red Cross Responds to Home Damaged by Tree Affecting Six People in Clark County
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 05/23/17 9:26 AM
Disasters responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home damaged by a falling tree on May 23, 2017, at approximately 4:00 a.m. in the 2900 block of NW 10th Street, Battleground, WA. This single-family incident affected 2 adults and 4 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.
Secretary Zinke to Discuss President's Proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget for Interior Department
Bureau of Land Management Oregon & Washington - 05/23/17 9:19 AM
WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, May 23, 2018, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke will provide an overview of President Donald Trump's proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget for the Department of the Interior during a conference call with members of the news media.
Interior's Budget in Brief book will be online by 1:30 p.m. EST.

Who: Ryan Zinke, U.S. Secretary of the Interior

What: News media conference call on the Interior Department's FY 2018 budget

When: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. EST

Media: Credentialed members of the news media wishing to join the teleconference must RSVP with the journalist's name and contact information to interior_press@ios.doi.gov to receive the call-in information.
Fatal Crash investigation-Clackamas County
Oregon State Police - 05/23/17 9:11 AM
The Oregon State Police responded to a fatal crash on Hwy 99 and Paquet St. in Oregon City. There is no information available to release at this time. As soon as information is available, a detailed release will be provided.
Rose Festival Half Marathon Comes to Beaverton this Weekend
City of Beaverton - 05/23/17 9:07 AM
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- This Sunday, May 28, the sixth annual Rose Festival Half Marathon will take place in Beaverton. The city is sponsoring the marathon for the first time this year, in partnership with the Beaverton School District, Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, and the Portland Rose Festival.


This year's route will begin and end at Southridge High School, and will weave through five neighborhoods, Old Town Beaverton, and along Fanno Creek Greenway Trail, taking runners on a scenic tour of the city.


It's not too late to sign up to run or volunteer for race day. To register as a runner or volunteer, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/run.


Street Closures
Drivers and pedestrians in Beaverton on Sunday should expect minor delays near the race route. To minimize impact, roadways along the route will be temporarily closed to traffic and then reopened as runners make their way to the finish line. Alternative transportation routes will also be posted. Closure times listed are estimates:


Southridge HS, 6-7:40 a.m.
Greenway/Trail, 7:35-7:47 a.m.
Nimbus/Stratus, 7:40-8:04 a.m.
Nimbus/Gemini, 7:45-8:21 a.m.
Hall/Ridgecrest, 7:50-8:38 a.m.
Hall/Hart, 7:50-8:38 a.m.
Hall/Allen, 7:55-8:55 a.m.
Lombard/5th, 7:55-8:55 a.m.
5th/Alger, 8-9:12 a.m.
5th/Western, 8-9:12 a.m.
Western/Arctic, 8:05-9:29 a.m.
Allen/Scholls, 8:10-9:46 a.m.
Denney/Fanno Creek, 8:15-10:05 a.m.
Hall/Creekside, 8:20-10:20 a.m.
Murphy/Greenway, 8:20-10:20 a.m.
Brockman/130th, 8:25-10:37 a.m.
Brockman/135th, 8:25-10:37 a.m.
Weir/130th, 8:30-10:54 a.m.
Brockman/125th, 8:30-10:54 a.m.
125th/Longhorn, 8:35-11:11 a.m.
Southridge HS, 8:36-11:12 a.m.


For more information and to view the complete route, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/run.


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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Attached Media Files: The route for this year’s Rose Festival Half Marathon will take runners on a tour of Beaverton, beginning and ending at Southridge High School and weaving through several neighborhoods and scenic areas. Runners and volunteers can still register to partici
Grimley, Wheelock Join Board of Free Clinic of Southwest Washington (Photo)
Free Clinic of SW Washington - 05/23/17 9:07 AM
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VANCOUVER, Wash., May 23, 2017 -­ Gary Grimley, RPh and Ann Wheelock, CPA have joined the board of directors of the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington.

Grimley recently retired after 24 years as a pharmacist with PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center. Before joining PeaceHealth, he spent 14 years as a staff pharmacist at Stanford University Hospital in Palo Alto, California. Grimley has a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from the University of California, Davis and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of San Francisco. He has served as a volunteer pharmacist with the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington since 2002.

Wheelock retired in 2016 from her position as chief financial officer of The Vancouver Clinic. She also served as chief financial officer and chief executive officer of Columbia United Providers, a local Medicaid health plan. Wheelock has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Iowa State University in Ames. She was a board member of the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington from 2003 to 2012, serving as Treasurer and as a member of the board's finance committee.

About the Free Clinic:
The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington provides free, compassionate, quality health care to children and adults who are otherwise unable to obtain such services. The Free Clinic offers medical, dental, vision and specialty care services from 500 volunteer professionals. The Free Clinic is funded by the local community, and all donations stay in Southwest Washington. For more information about the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington, visit our website: freeclinics.org.


Attached Media Files: Gary Grimley , Ann Wheelock
Mayor to Proclaim Vanport Day of Remembrance
Mortensen Communications - 05/23/17 8:56 AM
MEDIA ADVISORY
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CITY PROCLAMATION: VANPORT DAY OF REMEMBRANCE
Wednesday, May 24, 9:45 AM, Portland City Hall, City Council

PHOTO OPP
Mayor Ted Wheeler
Former residents/survivors of Vanport
Co-founders/artistic directors of the Vanport Mosaic Festival
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On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, Mayor Wheeler and Portland City Council will proclaim May 30th to be Vanport Day of Remembrance. Vanport, once the second largest city in Oregon, was destroyed by flood waters in 1948.

The event is open to the public and will be attended by several former residents of Vanport.

The reading of the proclamation by the Mayor will kick off a full schedule of events throughout the 2nd annual Vanport Mosaic Festival, May 26-29 in Portland. The four-day festival will explore the history and legacy of the city built in 1942 to house workers and their families during WWII.

Vanport brought together a mix of races from across the country to work in Portland's shipyards and railroads. On May 30, 1948, the city was destroyed by flood waters, leaving thousands displaced and struggling to find housing.

The proclamation will be shared twice again during the Vanport Mosaic Festival, both times at the opening of the screening of Lost City, Living Memories: Vanport oral histories:
--May 27 at 6.30pm, by Senator Jackie Winters, a flood survivor, at the Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church of Portland
--May 29 at 6pm, by Shalanda Sims, director of Vanport, The Musical - with remarks by Com. Nick Fish at Irvington Covenant Church.

On May 30th, Senator Jackie Winters, a former Vanport resident, and flood survivor. and Representative Tina Kotek, are co-sponsoring a joint resolution, SCR 21, memorializing the 69th anniversary of the Vanport Flood.

THE VANPORT MOSAIC
This proclamation is a result of ongoing efforts by the Vanport Mosaic, an organization co-founded in 2015 by Laura Lo Forti and Damaris Webb (www.vanportmosaic.org).

In addition to an annual festival held on Memorial Day Weekend, the Vanport Mosiac, along with its partners in the community, offers yearlong programming in the areas of film, theater, educational workshops, and exhibits. For more information, visit www.Vanportmosaic.org.
Shooting Investigation Overnight in Northeast Portland's Cully Neighborhood - No Known Injuries
Portland Police Bureau - 05/23/17 8:49 AM
On Tuesday May 23, 2017, at 1:20 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of Northeast 60th Avenue and Emerson Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire in the 5300 block of Northeast 60th Avenue. Witnesses reported hearing gunfire then a vehicle driving out of the area.

No gunshot victims were located in the area or arrived at any area hospitals.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to conduct an investigation.

Anyone with information about this case or other gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous. Rewards of up to $1,000 are available for other unsolved felony crimes - $2,500 for unsolved homicides.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app.

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PCC is leading state's new SNAP 50/50 Consortia (Photo)
PCC - 05/23/17 8:34 AM
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PORTLAND, Ore. -- A growing group of institutions led by Portland Community College is helping Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients build a pathway to living-wage jobs.

PCC, Chemeketa, Klamath, Lane, Linn-Benton and Mt. Hood community colleges have established Oregon Community College SNAP 50/50 Consortia. It is a $2.4 million budgeted reimbursement, third-party match program, administered federally by Food and Nutrition Services and statewide by the Oregon Department of Human Services. The colleges are reimbursed for 50 percent of their expenses related to the project while the other half comes from existing college resources, like state, local grant or foundation funding.

"Based on a study, this strategy had a huge return of investment, not just in terms of the federal match generated to support Oregonians, but also in terms of getting people out of poverty so that they don't need SNAP or other public assistance," said Kate Kinder, Career Pathways and Skills Training director. "In times of tight budgets, this is a strategic way to maximize funding while still prioritizing student success, access, and equity."

The goal of the project is to increase employment and training opportunities for individuals and families who are receiving SNAP, which offers food benefits to eligible, low-income individuals and families. Through the SNAP 50/50 Consortia, colleges will offer extra support and resources that can help students complete their GED, increase their English skills, earn a college credential, do an internship, and/or find a job that leads to a living-wage career.

"In collaboration with DHS, the colleges came together to increase the resources for those who are food insecure, and often needing to juggle work, family, and school in order to increase their economic situation," added Kinder. "I think it can be a really impactful program."

The statewide project, which will serve 484 individuals in the first year, is using the community colleges' nationally recognized Career Pathways framework and a skills-based approach to support SNAP recipients as they access education and training, and transition into employment. Career Pathways assist students to advance in their education and career, and offer three- to nine-month stackable certificates that lead to a job and a degree. The Community College Consortia will collaborate and align with other 50/50 providers and workforce programs, like Central City Concern, New Avenues for Youth, Outside In, and Worksystems, Inc.'s Career Boost initiative in the Portland Metro area.

"The project is starting out slowly and colleges are being strategic and mindful with enrollment to ensure capacity, quality, and outcomes," Kinder said. "The hope is to eventually have all 17 community colleges on board and part of the consortia."

As an example of the 50/50 Consortia, students are getting extra coaching support in the Maritime Welding Career Pathway at PCC's welding lab on Swan Island and in the Vigor Industrial's shipyard. Thanks to a partnership between Vigor, PCC, and Worksystems Inc., students were able to receive WorkSource scholarships to pay for tuition, books, tools and equipment. Students can earn stackable credits, certificates, and industry recognized credentials that create an avenue to either employment with the likes of Vigor Industrial or into the college's Welding Technology associate degree.

Oregon DHS is on the cutting edge, and a national leader in how they are expanding SNAP 50/50 programming to align workforce systems and state resources, community based organizations, and community colleges. The Community College consortia was also fortunate to receive technical assistance from National Skills Coalition and the Seattle Jobs Initiative, to learn from Washington State's successful SNAP 50/50 initiative called the Basic Food Employment and Training Program (BFET). In less than ten years, BFET grew from a project of one community college and four community-based organizations with a budget of $1.41 million to encompass 34 community colleges and professional technical colleges, 29 community-based organizations and a budget of $36.6 million.

"With DHS's leadership and vision, and our experience learning from Washington community colleges and their data-driven model, we are positioned to create effective anti-poverty programs that can have a big impact in communities across the state," Kinder said.

For more information, contact Kate Kinder at either skinder@pcc.edu, or (971) 722-6271.


About Portland Community College: PCC is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, serving more than 78,000 full- and part-time students. PCC has four comprehensive campuses, eight education centers or areas served, and 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

Visit PCC news on the web at http://news.pcc.edu/


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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 05/22/2017
Sandy Police Dept. - 05/23/17 8:17 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 05/22/2017

ESTACADA:

1C 2017-892

On 05/22/2017 at about 0113 hrs., an officer observed a vehicle that he knew to belong to a suspended driver. He then saw the vehicle pull into a store in the 29600 block of SE Highway 224. The officer issued Driving While Suspended and Driving Uninsured citations, then impounded the car.

1C 2017-899

On 05/22/2017 at about 2129 hrs., a man was detained in the 400 block of N Zobrist Street and was transported to the Hooper Detox Center in Portland, as he was
too intoxicated to appropriately care for himself.

1C 2017-900

On 05/22/2017 at about 2154 hrs., police received a report about an attempted burglary in the 100 SE Currin Street. A report was taken (CAD).


SANDY:

18 2017-894

On 05/22/2017 at about 1150 hrs, police responded to a fraud in progress at a business on the 37000 block of Highway 26. Police arrested George R. James (43, of Gresham) for Identity Theft. He was transported to the Clackamas County Jail, where he was lodged on $10,000 bail for Identity Theft.

18 2017-895

On 05/22/2017 at approximately 1400 hrs., an unknown suspect struck a vehicle while it was parked in the 37000 block of Highway 26. There is no suspect information at this time.

18 2017-898

On 05/22/2017 at about 1925 hrs., Dennis E. Estes (52, of Sandy) was arrested at his home following a disturbance between him and two family members. Estes was taken to the Clackamas County Jail, where he was held on $20,000 bail for two counts of Harassment.
Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Five People in Clark County
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 05/23/17 7:37 AM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades responded on May 23, 2017 to a home fire disaster that occured on May 21, 2017 at approximately 11:00 p.m. in the 700 block of Tampa Street, Camas, WA. This single-family fire affected 3 adults, 2 children and 5 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.
Mon. 05/22/17
PF&R Crews Work to Contain Electrical Vault Fire in NW Portland
Portland Fire & Rescue - 05/22/17 11:37 PM
At approx 6:15pm this evening PF&R responded to multiple reports of smoke from underground grates in roadways of NW Portland, specifically the NW Park blocks area. Initial crews reporting seeing some burning material visible from the street when looking down into to tunnel grates. Reports of smoke from similar storm grates spread to several blocks of NW Portland. Eventually the problem was identified as an electric vault on fire. Crews followed normal operating procedure of not applying water to the electrical fire but instead evaluating and preparing for secondary hazards (i.e. fire and health hazards).
The fire is considered under control but power outages are being reported in a large area of NW Portland. Pacific Power has been identified as the responsible agency for the agency and has begun a call back of several employees to restore power and repair damages. They are asking people affected to use their website for information about outages, areas affected and time line for restoration of utilities. Pacific Power is providing specific information for customers at www.pacificpower.net or 888-221-7070.
Salem Police Investigating Fatal Crash
Salem Police Dept. - 05/22/17 7:13 PM
The Salem Police Department Traffic Control Unit is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on the morning of Saturday, May 20.

Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Portland Rd NE and Chemawa Rd NE at approximately 7:06 am on a report of a crash. The investigation has shown that a tan colored 1997 Honda Accord that was being driven northbound on Portland Rd NE was crossing the intersection with Chemawa Rd when it was struck by a westbound 2015 Dodge Ram Pickup truck. The force of the impact caused the Honda to spin, striking a 2015 Ford Escape that was being driven southbound on Portland Rd. There were two people in the Ford Escape, both of them escaping injury.

A passenger in the Honda Accord that was in the right front seat of the vehicle died at the scene. He has been identified as 32-year old Paul Michael Peterson of Albany. His next of kin has been notified. The driver of the Honda Accord was 51-year old Ricky Lee Bias of Salem. He was transported to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the pickup truck, 49-year old Obed Lopez-Medina of Silverton, was also transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A passenger in the pickup truck was not injured.

The investigation remains under investigation. Investigators are asking for anyone who may have seen the crash or have any information about it to contact the Salem Police Department Traffic Control Unit at 503-588-6171.

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Firefighters Prevent Abandon Structure Fire from Spreading (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 05/22/17 6:15 PM
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At 3:10 p.m. today, multiple callers reported smoke coming from a wooded area in the 16000 block of Nora Rd. in Beaverton.

While en route, firefighters saw a column of black smoke and upgraded the fire to bring additional resources. Crews from Station 69 on Cooper Mountain, arrived in under five minutes to find a two-story structure with the entire second floor engulfed in flames.

Firefighters were able to confirm that the home was abandoned and therefore focused on preventing the fire from spreading to the nearby vegetation and adjacent homes. Due to the wooded location, firefighters had to pull hose lines down a 30-foot trail and contend with access limitations.

During the course of extinguishment, one firefighter was struck in the abdomen by debris and transported to a nearby hospital. They are resting well and expected to make a full recovery.

Investigators from TVF&R and the Washington County Sherriff's Office are jointly investigating the incident.


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Four Establishments Sell Alcohol to Minors in Minor Decoy Operation
Forest Grove Police - 05/22/17 4:48 PM
On 5/18/17, the Forest Grove Police Department with assistance from the Hillsboro Police Department and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission conducted undercover minor decoy missions at the following establishments:

Tienda La Rosa
Ridgewalker Brewery
Half Moon Sports Bar
Grampy's Deli
Jade Green Palace
FG Liquor Store

Four business were found to be out of compliance and sold alcohol to a minor decoy. They were:

Tienda La Rosa
Ridgewalker Brewery
Half Moon Sports Bar
Grampy's Deli


This mission was part of an on-going collaborative effort to enforce laws related to the unlawful furnishing of alcohol to minors and to discourage underage drinking. More multi-agency operations are planned.

For information on employee training programs and other questions related to OLCC laws and regulation, please visit www.oregon.gov/OLCC.
Corps seeks comments on Hillsboro, Washington County, Oregon permit application.
US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District - 05/22/17 4:42 PM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking comments on a request by the Amberglen South Development Company, LLC to conduct work impacting 5 wetlands referred to as Wetlands A, B, C, D, and E in Hillsboro, Washington County, Ore. Public Notice NWP-2017-127 is available at www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Notices/
Oregon Department of Human Services Announces May 23 Stakeholder/Partner Meeting Agenda
Oregon Department of Human Services - 05/22/17 4:35 PM
Please join us tomorrow, Tuesday, May 23 for a DHS stakeholder/partner meeting and conference call about upcoming legislative and budget issues.

Join in person, by phone or follow along on Facebook or Twitter.
When: Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Where: Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, Room 137,
500 Summer Street NE, Salem
How: Conference call 1-877-336-1829; Participant Code: 8307334

Join us on social media:
Live streaming during the event:
Twitter: @OregonDHSAPD
Facebook: @OregonDHS.SSP

Join the conversation on Twitter using #ORDHSforum.


DHS Stakeholder & Partner Meeting Agenda

I. Welcome, Introductions, Budget/Legislative Information
Clyde Saiki, DHS Director

II. Brief updates from Program Directors
Ashley Carson Cottingham -- Aging and People with Disabilities
Laurie Price -- Child Welfare
Lilia Teninty-- Office of Developmental Disability
Kim Fredlund -- Self-Sufficiency Programs
Trina Lee -- Vocational Rehabilitation

III. Open Q & A
Chad Trisef, author, talks real-life mysteries and the importance of helping others to Woodland Middle School students (Photo)
Woodland Sch. Dist. - 05/22/17 4:00 PM
Following the presentation, Chad held a Question-and-Answer session for students and staff members.
Following the presentation, Chad held a Question-and-Answer session for students and staff members.
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Monday, May 22, 2017-Woodland, WA-Chad Trisef, co-writer of the fictional book series "Oracle," spoke to Woodland Middle School students to promote childhood literacy, the importance of helping others, and shared stories about exploring the world's real-life mysteries in presentations during school assemblies on May 10 and 11.

In 2011, Chad teamed up with his brother, Wayne, to write a fictional book series called "Oracle" under the pseudonym "C.W. Trisef" (Chad and Wayne Trisef) about a teenager, Ret, exploring the world's real-life mysteries to collect elements in order to save the world. The duo wanted to create a wholesome, fact-based, fictional adventure series for all ages, especially targeting students in third to eighth grade.

Chad, a father of four daughters and a son, wanted to help promote childhood literacy while also minimizing the amount of violence young children may be exposed to in their entertainment. "When I was a kid, I didn't really like to read, so once I became a father myself, I wanted to do things to help promote literacy," he said. "I wanted to write books about social elements such as freedom, self-control, charity, and forgiveness."

The series' emphasis on teamwork and helping others might stem from how the brothers wrote the books themselves by teaming up to write the series together. "When my brother told me wanted to do write these books with me, we decided to give it a shot," explained Chad. "We've now written five books in five years and we absolutely love doing it." The pair self-publish their books and sell them from their own website as well as online retailers like Amazon.com.

During his presentations, Chad shared the development of his series and talked about the values presented in each of the books. Chad discovered his obsession with real-life mysteries from watching a Disney cartoon, "Ducktales," when he came home from school growing up. In the cartoon series, Scrooge McDuck and his nephews visit locales all over the world such as the Bermuda Triangle in order to solve mysteries and find treasures. "I loved mysteries and treasure hunts so my love of mysteries really inspired my writing," explained Chad. "Our books give me the opportunity to talk about real-life mysteries which actually exist all over our planet."

So far, Chad and Wayne have released five books in their series featuring real-life mysteries including the Bermuda Triangle, a huge region of the North Atlantic Ocean where a number of aircraft and ships are said to have disappeared under mysterious circumstances; Bimini Road, an unexplained, man-made paved road which is fully underwater; El Dorado, a fabled city made entirely of gold; and natural phenomena like the Aurora Borealis or "Northern Lights," where the sky lights up at night due to electrons colliding with the upper reaches of the Earth's atmosphere. In order to enhance the material in their books, Chad travels to the locations in real life, researches them, and documents the details he discovers there.

In addition to writing the books, Chad and his brother visit schools around the country at no charge to talk about how they came up with the ideas in their book series and to promote reading to children of all ages. "I started presenting to schools about three years ago and have now held more than 500 assemblies, presenting to more than 100,000 students around the country," said Chad. "I love presenting and talking to kids, so I travel as much as I can each year."

In order to encourage kids to help others, Chad and Wayne created a free social network called YourWorld where kids can post stories about helping others each day and read posts made by other kids around the world. "Our hope is to help the younger generations learn the importance of helping others," explained Chad. "The generations coming up seem to understand that we need to take care of the planet and each other."

Following the presentations, Chad held Question-and-Answer sessions where students and teachers inquired about how he comes up with the ideas in his books, the future of the brothers' book series, and how self-publishing works.

To learn more about the Oracle series and the YourWorld social network, you can visit the website www.trisef.com.

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Attached Media Files: Following the presentation, Chad held a Question-and-Answer session for students and staff members. , During his presentations, Chad shares how he developed his book series from his love of mysteries. , Chad Trisef, a self-published author, visits schools around the country to promote literacy and talk to kids about the importance of helping others.
Red Cross Holds Free Earthquake & Disaster Preparedness Seminar in Vancouver
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 05/22/17 3:57 PM
The Red Cross is helping our community to be prepared for disasters big and small by holding its 'Prepare Out Loud' earthquake and disaster preparedness presentation in Vancouver on May 25.

VANCOUVER, Wa., May 22, 2017 --The American Red Cross and our community partners are helping Oregonians to better understand the impact of a 9.0 Cascadia earthquake and the simple steps they can take now to be ready for disasters of all kinds by holding Prepare Out Loud in Vancouver on May 25.

The Red Cross Prepare Out Loud presentation addresses the seismic significance of the Cascadia Subduction Zone and what to expect following an earthquake of this magnitude. The presentation also shares preparedness steps individuals and families can take now to be ready for other, more common disasters like home fires, floods and wildfires.

Prepare Out Loud Vancouver
Date & Time: Thursday, May 25, 5:30 p.m.- 7 p.m.
Location: Pearson Air Museum, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
1115 East 5th Street, Vancouver, WA 98661
The presentation is FREE and open to the public. RSVP at redcross.org/PrepareOutLoudVancouver

The Prepare Out Loud presentation covers:
The science and history of the Cascadia Subduction Zone
Human behavior during disasters
What to expect during and after a Cascadia earthquake
How to prepare to quickly locate your loved ones following a disaster
How much food, water, and supplies you will need to take care of yourself and others

About Prepare Out Loud:
Prepare Out Loud presenter, Steve Eberlein, was witness to the destruction of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami in Sri Lanka. The tsunami was caused by an underwater subduction zone earthquake and resulted in the deaths of nearly 300,000 people in 14 countries. His first-hand account of the incident lends perspective to the importance of preparedness. Following the Prepare Out Loud presentation, attendees will understand the steps they can take now to prepare for an earthquake and the central role their actions and voices play in building our community's resilience.

Prepare Out Loud presentations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington are made possible by our generous regional partners:
NW Natural
Mountain House

Prepare Out Loud Vancouver is made possible by our generous event partners:
Vancouver Community Energy Fund and Vancouver Energy

"I encourage businesses to seriously consider making this presentation available to their employees and, if possible, their communities as soon as practicable," said James Merryman, president & chief operating officer of OFD Foods (parent company of Mountain House Foods). "The information it provides will help them and their families understand they can take a positive step by starting to prepare now. They will find some comfort in knowing they can help their family and friends in the event of such as disaster and in knowing you cared enough to bring this important information to their attention."

"We know we need to prepare for a disaster and Prepare Out Loud helps people and organizations know where to start," said Von Summers, community affairs manager for NW Natural. "I came to the presentation knowing I would learn more about the hazards we face in the Pacific Northwest. What I didn't realize is how motivating the topic could be. Prepare Out Loud inspires thought-provoking conversations and stimulates preparedness."

Visit redcross.org/PrepareOutLoud for more earthquake preparedness resources, including:
A disaster preparedness kit-building checklist
Instructions on how to make a family emergency plan
Preparedness tips for seniors
Preparedness tips for pets
Information about water sources and storage
Information on how to prepare out loud

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 Facebook at Red Cross Cascades Region, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and Instagram @RedCrossCascades.


Attached Media Files: Prepare Out Loud Vancouver Flyer , Prepare Out Loud Vancouver News Release
Red Cross Holds Free Earthquake & Disaster Preparedness Seminar in Portland-Metro Area
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 05/22/17 3:19 PM
The Red Cross is helping our community to be prepared for disasters big and small by holding its 'Prepare Out Loud' earthquake and disaster preparedness presentation in Vancouver on May 25.

VANCOUVER, Wa., May 22, 2017 --The American Red Cross and our community partners are helping Oregonians to better understand the impact of a 9.0 Cascadia earthquake and the simple steps they can take now to be ready for disasters of all kinds by holding Prepare Out Loud in Vancouver on May 25.

The Red Cross Prepare Out Loud presentation addresses the seismic significance of the Cascadia Subduction Zone and what to expect following an earthquake of this magnitude. The presentation also shares preparedness steps individuals and families can take now to be ready for other, more common disasters like home fires, floods and wildfires.

Prepare Out Loud Vancouver
Date & Time: Thursday, May 25, 5:30 p.m.- 7 p.m.
Location: Pearson Air Museum, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
1115 East 5th Street, Vancouver, WA 98661
The presentation is FREE and open to the public. RSVP at redcross.org/PrepareOutLoudVancouver

The Prepare Out Loud presentation covers:
The science and history of the Cascadia Subduction Zone
Human behavior during disasters
What to expect during and after a Cascadia earthquake
How to prepare to quickly locate your loved ones following a disaster
How much food, water, and supplies you will need to take care of yourself and others

About Prepare Out Loud:
Prepare Out Loud presenter, Steve Eberlein, was witness to the destruction of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami in Sri Lanka. The tsunami was caused by an underwater subduction zone earthquake and resulted in the deaths of nearly 300,000 people in 14 countries. His first-hand account of the incident lends perspective to the importance of preparedness. Following the Prepare Out Loud presentation, attendees will understand the steps they can take now to prepare for an earthquake and the central role their actions and voices play in building our community's resilience.

Prepare Out Loud presentations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington are made possible by our generous regional partners:
NW Natural
Mountain House

Prepare Out Loud Vancouver is made possible by our generous event partners:
Vancouver Community Energy Fund and Vancouver Energy

"I encourage businesses to seriously consider making this presentation available to their employees and, if possible, their communities as soon as practicable," said James Merryman, president & chief operating officer of OFD Foods (parent company of Mountain House Foods). "The information it provides will help them and their families understand they can take a positive step by starting to prepare now. They will find some comfort in knowing they can help their family and friends in the event of such as disaster and in knowing you cared enough to bring this important information to their attention."

"We know we need to prepare for a disaster and Prepare Out Loud helps people and organizations know where to start," said Von Summers, community affairs manager for NW Natural. "I came to the presentation knowing I would learn more about the hazards we face in the Pacific Northwest. What I didn't realize is how motivating the topic could be. Prepare Out Loud inspires thought-provoking conversations and stimulates preparedness."

Visit redcross.org/PrepareOutLoud for more earthquake preparedness resources, including:
A disaster preparedness kit-building checklist
Instructions on how to make a family emergency plan
Preparedness tips for seniors
Preparedness tips for pets
Information about water sources and storage
Information on how to prepare out loud

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 Facebook at Red Cross Cascades Region, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and Instagram @RedCrossCascades.


Attached Media Files: Prepare Out Loud Vancouver Flyer , Prepare Out Loud Vancouver News Release
Hope and Help Educational Series beginning (Photo)
Bend Police Dept. - 05/22/17 3:16 PM
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May 22, 2017

Contact: Julianne Repman, Safe Schools Alliance Facilitator
541-355-1010, julianne.repman@bend.k12.or.us


Local Leaders Urge Families to Learn About Youth Suicide Prevention
Hope & Help Education Series Announced at Press Conference Today

Leaders from local schools, law enforcement, health services and more joined together today to invite parents and students to learn more about youth suicide prevention during upcoming Hope & Help: The Reasons You Need to Know About Youth Suicide education events set to take place throughout the region during the next month.

"Suicide is a serious but preventable public health issue," said David Visiko, suicide prevention coordinator with Deschutes County Health Services. "We want to break the silence and the stigma."

The free events will empower parents and youth to talk about suicide and depression in productive, meaningful ways and offer help in finding supportive resources.

"We often hear from community members asking how to start conversations about challenging topics like youth suicide and depression. These events will help parents know how to begin these important discussions," said Jeff Blake, Battalion Chief for Bend Fire Department.

The Hope & Help events are intended for all parents, interested community members and middle and high school age students.

"We need a community conversation. We need all of us to work together on youth suicide. Together we can do this," said Cheryl Emerson, private therapist and suicide prevention expert in Bend. The panelists during the Hope & Help events will address warning signs, risk factors and how parents, other family members and students can identify and respond to someone who might be at risk of suicide.

During these interactive sessions, parents and students alike will learn how to normalize conversations about suicide, how to find resources in our community to support youth through stressful times, and how to help parents and children navigate current entertainment in ways that facilitate increased parent-child communications.

Hope & Help: The Reasons You Need to Know About Youth Suicide

Redmond: May 31, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at High Desert Education Service District
Bend: June 12, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Charles Bend in conference rooms A and B
Sisters: June 14, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Sisters Middle School

Resources:

www.deschutes.org/suicideprevention
Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Text 273TALK to 839-863
Call the local crisis line at 541-322-7500 Ext. 9
Contact school counseling center or other mental health professional
Visit the crisis walk-in center, 2577 NE Courtney, Bend, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.






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Dr. George J. Brown, president and CEO of Legacy Health, announces retirement (Photo)
Legacy Health - 05/22/17 3:04 PM
Dr. George J. Brown photo
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Portland, Ore. (May 22, 2017) After nine years of leading Legacy Health through the uncharted waters of health care reform; record organizational growth; and the early adoption of many health care innovations, George J. Brown, M.D., FACP, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Legacy Health since 2008, has announced his retirement to the Legacy Health board of directors. Dr. Brown will remain president and CEO through the transition, which is expected to be complete by the end of 2017.

"Legacy Health has become a stronger and more adaptable organization today than it has ever been because of Dr. Brown's leadership," said Jeff Fullman, M.D., chair of Legacy Health's board of directors. "Dr. Brown's forward-thinking has improved patient care; expanded our geographic footprint; and deepened our community connections. We thank him for his unwavering dedication to the organization, having continued to serve beyond what the board had initially expected to produce record results."

Dr. Brown came to Legacy Health in 2008 from MultiCare Health System (MHS) in Tacoma, Wash., as the organization's chief operating officer. Prior to joining MHS in 1999, Dr. Brown had a lengthy and decorated career in the military. He began his service in 1972 as First Lieutenant in the United States Army and after rising through the ranks, Dr. Brown retired from active duty service in February 1999 as Brigadier General in the Regular Army. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Boston University School of Medicine in 1973 and was a practicing gastroenterologist until 2006.

"From the rapidly evolving science of health care delivery to our state budget crises, many external factors have imparted radical change on Legacy Health," said Dr. Brown. "We have worked hard at all levels of the organization over the last nine years to foresee this magnitude of change and adapt accordingly."

Health Care Visionary
As one of the consummate voices in state and national health care reform, Dr. Brown has been deeply involved in care transformation efforts. He helped create Health Share of Oregon, the state's largest coordinated care collaboration, and became the first chair of the board of directors of Health Share in 2012.

Dr. Brown also developed many innovative approaches to health care that have broken down long-standing barriers to care for vulnerable populations. Recognizing adequate housing is a pillar of good health, Legacy Health made a $4 million investment in partnership with Central City Concern and six other Oregon health care organizations to respond to Portland's urgent challenges in affordable housing, homelessness and health care.

Record Growth
From six to eight hospitals; almost 40 percent more employees, $1 billion more in annual net revenue; more than doubling the number of primary care clinics; and having the largest inpatient market share in the Portland-metropolitan area--these are just a few of the figures that illustrate Legacy Health's significant financial and geographical growth that occurred under Dr. Brown's leadership.

Transformative Actions
Dr. Brown's deep engagement in the community has provided him with firsthand knowledge of the many emerging needs. He took on one of our country's biggest health crises when he convened four major health care organizations and opened Unity Center of Behavioral Health in January 2017.

In addition to addressing the lack of regional behavioral health services, he has championed health literacy; dedicated resources to become the only regional Ebola treatment site in Portland-metropolitan region; instilled a culture that inspires diversity and cultural competency; and drove notable improvements in clinical quality and patient satisfaction.

"As Legacy has grown and become more diverse, its deep commitment to improving the health of our communities has grown as well," continued Dr. Brown. "I am committed to supporting the organization throughout the transition and look forward to staying connected to my countless partners in the community and, of course, my family at Legacy Health."

Legacy Health's Board of Directors is expected to announce Dr. Brown's successor by the end of 2017.

About Legacy Health
Legacy Health is Oregon's only locally-owned nonprofit health-care organization with more than 13,000 employees serving you where you work, live and play. A comprehensive network of care providers from more than 100 Legacy Medical Group primary care, specialty and urgent care clinics to community-based and nationally recognized hospitals including Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center and Legacy Silverton Medical Center. Legacy provides a vigorous research program at Legacy Research Institute and extensive medical testing at Legacy Laboratory Services. Visit www.legecyhealth.org for more information.

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Clackamas Fire District #1 encourages water safety as temperatures rise
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 05/22/17 3:02 PM
Clackamas Fire District #1 encourages water safety as temperatures rise this week. Clackamas Fire is encouraging safety on the water as large crowds are expected to head for county rivers and waterways over the next several days as temperatures approach the mid-80 degrees.

Air temperatures may feel hot and water may feel or appear warm, but temperatures can be extremely cold below the surface. Hypothermia can quickly set in and overwhelm even the strongest of swimmers, becoming too weak to escape.
All river and waterway users should come prepared with personal flotation devices (PFDs) that should be worn at all times on the water. Swimmers are strongly advised to wear a life jacket.
Important river safety tips include:

Wear a life jacket
Have a whistle or noisemaker in case you need to call for help
Don't swim alone
Be aware of high river levels and branches and other objects just below the surface
Don't dive into water unless you are sure of the depth
Don't leave children unattended in or near the water
Know your limits and don't overexert yourself
Don't drink alcohol during water activities, including swimming and boating

For more information, members of the media or the public may contact Public Information Officer Steve Hoffeditz at 503.742.2693.
Deputies Stop Stolen Vehicle During Vehicle Safety Blitz (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/22/17 2:47 PM
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The Marion County Sheriff's Office arrested two individuals this morning during a traffic stop of an alleged stolen vehicle in the 3400 Block of Silverton Road NE. Deputies with the Traffic Safety Team were conducting their annual Seatbelt Safety Campaign at the intersection of Silverton Rd NE and Lancaster Dr NE in Salem when they saw a black Nissan Versa and the driver talking on a cell phone.

Deputies stopped the vehicle for unlawfully using a mobile communication device and shortly thereafter learned that the Nissan was stolen. The driver John Garza, age 41, of Salem and his passenger Francisco Cervantes, age 33, of Keizer were both arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail without incident.

Mr. Garza was booked for the crimes of Driving while suspended-Misdemeanor and Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle. Mr. Cervantes was booked for the crimes of Possession of a Controlled Substance- Methamphetamine and a Parole Violation. Mr. Garza was ticketed for the Unlawful use of a Mobile Communication Device.


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Farm Bureau calendar seeks pics of Oregon agriculture (Photo)
Oregon Farm Bureau - 05/22/17 2:37 PM
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Oregon agriculture is a big reason why our state is so scenic and beloved. From the breathtaking view of flowering orchards in the Gorge; to a bushel of colorful, just-picked berries; to the majestic site of a cowboy herding cattle across an eastern Oregon range, there is infinite beauty to behold in farming and ranching.

Oregon Farm Bureau invites the public to capture some of these scenes and submit their photos for the 2018 Oregon's Bounty Calendar Contest.

"During the summer, there's a lot of harvest activity on farms and ranches that's visually interesting, and also opportunities for great photos at farm stands, u-pick fields, and county fairs. We're looking for exceptional, 'gaze-worthy' images of all aspects of farming and ranching in Oregon," said OFB Communications Director Anne Marie Moss.

The award-winning Oregon's Bounty Calendar celebrates the diversity of agriculture: the products, people, cultivation, harvest, landscape, anything that depicts the beauty, culture, enjoyment, technology, or tradition of family farming and ranching across all parts of the state.

Horizontal-format, high-resolution images -- both close-ups and panoramic views -- are needed of all types of agriculture in all seasons. Subject ideas include fruits, vegetables, flowers, crops in the field, farm animals, planting and harvesting, portraits of farm and ranch families, u-picks, farm stands, and farmland in all seasons.

Selected photographers will receive a photo credit in the calendar, which is distributed to over 66,000 Farm Bureau members, and at least 10 copies of the calendar. Every person who submits photos will receive one complimentary copy of the 2018 calendar, a $15 value.

> The deadline is September 15, 2017.

> Digital images MUST be available in high-resolution, 300 dpi format or higher at size of at least 8.5" x 11", otherwise photos will be too grainy when enlarged.

> Horizontal-format photos work best for the calendar layout.

> Photos of people may require a signed photo release form.

> There is no limit to the number of photos that can be submitted.

Submit your images in one of three ways:

1. Email photos to: annemarie@oregonfb.org, (Note that OFB's email server has a file size limit of 10mb. Photos may need to be sent individually).

2. Upload photos to OFB's dropbox at https://spaces.hightail.com/uplink/OregonFarmBureau

3. Mail a thumb drive, disc, or printed photos to OFB, attn.: Anne Marie Moss, 1320 Capitol St. NE, Suite 200, Salem, OR 97301.

Find detailed photo specifications, contest rules, and a link to the 2017 Oregon's Bounty Calendar at www.oregonfb.org/calendar.

Photographers do not need to be Farm Bureau members to participate and there is no limit to the number of photos that can be submitted.

PHOTO CAPTION: The 2017 Oregon's Bounty Calendar cover image was taken by Barb Iverson of Clackamas County Farm Bureau.

The state's largest general farm organization, Oregon Farm Bureau (OFB) is a grassroots, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing the interests of the state's farmers and ranchers in the public and policymaking arenas. First established in Oregon in 1919, Farm Bureau is organized in all 36 counties and has nearly 7,000 member families that are professionally engaged in agriculture.

For more information, contact Anne Marie Moss, OFB Communications Director, at annemarie@oregonfb.org, 503.399.1701, ext. 313.

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Note to Editors: "Farm Bureau" is a registered trademark; please capitalize in all cases.

The state's largest general farm organization, Oregon Farm Bureau (OFB) is a grassroots, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing the interests of the state's farmers and ranchers in the public and policymaking arenas. First established in Oregon in 1919, Farm Bureau is organized in all 36 counties and has 7,000 member families that are professionally engaged in agriculture.

Oregon Farm Bureau President Barry Bushue is a third-generation farmer raising a variety of vegetables and berries at a nearly century-old farm near Boring, Oregon. He is OFB's 15th president.


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Commemorate Memorial Day at Beaverton Veterans Memorial Park
City of Beaverton - 05/22/17 1:57 PM
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- American Legion Post 124 will host its annual Memorial Day event on Monday, May 29, at Veterans Memorial Park in Beaverton.


The event will begin at 10 a.m. with a performance of patriotic music by the American Legion Post 185 band. The West Coast Ravens will perform a missing pilot flyover at 10:55 a.m. The program will begin at 11 a.m., and will include the posting of the colors by the Beaverton Police Department Honor Guard, guest speakers, memorial wreath placement, POW/MIA ceremony, and more.


"Memorial Day is often referred to as the official start of summer," said Beaverton City Councilor and American Legion Post 124 second vice commander Lacey Beaty, who will also speak at the event. "This year, it's more important than ever to recognize those men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of this incredible nation. Please take time to recognize and reflect on the actions taken by a few so that most others are able to enjoy time with friends and family on a weekend such as this."


For more information, visit www.beavertonpost124.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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Update - Clark County Corrections Deputies - OIS -
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/22/17 1:36 PM
Update 05/22/2017
The inmate is identified as: MARTIN, John Jeffery DOB 04/26/1951

The Officer Involved Shooting Deputies are identified as Elissa Black, 11 year veteran and Pam Frisby, 12 Year veteran. Both deputies are assigned to the Corrections Branch of the Clark County Sheriff's Office and remain on paid critical incident leave.

The shooting remains under active investigation of the Regional Major Crimes Team. No further information is available at this time.


05/18/2017
Clark County Sheriff's Office Corrections Deputies were in an officer involved shooting today about 10:41 hours while guarding a jail inmate at PeaceHealth Hospital. An inmate at the Clark County Jail, a 66 year old male, was held on charges of Parole Violation, escape from community custody, and unlawful possession of a firearm; U.S. Marshal's Service Warrant. The inmate had complained of experiencing a medical issue and was transferred under guard to PeaceHeath SW Medical Center the morning of Wednesday, May 17th. The inmate remained under guard from Corrections Deputies overnight in the hospital. At approximately 10:41 Hrs today the inmate took action which resulted in an Officer Involved shooting. The inmate was immediately provided emergency medical care and was taken into surgery but succumbed to his injury and died.
No hospital staff was injured. Neither deputy involved was injured. The circumstances of the shooting are under investigation of the Regional Major Crimes Team under Vancouver Police Lead. The Corrections Deputies have been placed on Critical Incident Leave, a standard practice for OIS incidents. No further information concerning this investigation will be released at this time. The identity of the deceased inmate will be released by the Medical Examiner's Office following notification of next of kin.
Child and mother injured in early morning shooting
Gresham Police Dept - 05/22/17 1:12 PM
GRESHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT
1333 NW Eastman Parkway
Gresham, Oregon 97030
News Release

Robin Sells, Chief of Police Officer Malaka Kerbs, Public Information Officer


Child and mother injured in early morning shooting


RELEASE DATE: May 22, 2017
CONTACT PERSON: On Duty PIO
CASE NUMBER: 17-27890

GRESHAM, Ore.-- On May 22 around 4:30 a.m., Gresham Police responded to the 1300 block of NE 183 Ave. on a report that 9-year-old boy and his 29-year-old mother had been shot. Upon arriving at the location, police quickly located and identified both victims. Both victims were transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. An update on their condition is not available at this time.
The East County Major Crimes Team, assisted by members of the East Metro Gang Enforcement Team, is currently investigating the shooting. Although no one is in custody at this time, investigators believe this is not a random act of violence nor that the public is in danger.
Anyone with information is asked to call Gresham Police the tip line 503-618-2719. No other information is being released at this time.
Listing of statewide Memorial Day events now available online
Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs - 05/22/17 12:44 PM
Want to know what Memorial Day events are being held in your area? There's a good chance you can find out online, in the directory of Memorial Day ceremonies, parades and other special events that the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs maintains at www.oregondva.com/2017memorialday.

The directory includes an interactive map as well as detailed information about each event. If you don't see your event listed, it's not too late to share! Please visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/eventsubmissions and complete the brief questionnaire. Contact the ODVA communications team with any questions at 503-373-2389.

ODVA's annual Statewide Memorial Day Celebration will take place at 2 p.m., May 29, at the Afghan-Iraqi Freedom Memorial in Salem. The memorial, which is dedicated to the men and women who died while serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, is located near ODVA's offices at 700 Summer St. N.E.

The program will include a color guard presentation by Western Oregon University's Army ROTC cadets, singing of the national anthem, the playing of "Taps" and a reading of the 142 names of the Oregonians killed in Iraq and Aghanistan, which are inscribed on a granite wall at the memorial.

A keynote address will be given by Wendall Pelham, whose son, Army Spc. John Pelham, was killed on Feb. 12, 2014, while serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. At this time, Spc. Pelham was the last Oregonian killed in action in either Iraq or Afghanistan.

In recognition of the 100th anniversary this year of the United States' entry into World War I, speakers will wear poppies and the poem "In Flanders Field" will be read by retired Air Force Maj. Hank Lutz, a great-grandson of WWI hero and Medal of Honor recipient Edward C. Allworth.
Construction to start on two-year project to improve Northeast 10th Avenue
Communications, Clark County, Wash. - 05/22/17 12:34 PM
Vancouver, Wash. - Construction will start this week on a major project to widen, connect and improve Northeast 10th Avenue, including building a bridge over Whipple Creek.

Cascade Bridge, LLC of Vancouver will improve Northeast 10th Avenue from Northeast 154th Street north to Northeast 164th Street. The project will add one travel lane in each direction, a center turn lane, bicycle lanes, sidewalks and facilities to collect and treat polluted storm runoff. Water and sanitary sewer lines will be constructed as part of the project.

A new two-lane steel and concrete bridge will span the current gap at Whipple Creek. The bridge will be nearly 48 feet above Whipple Creek and will be built to last 75-100 years.

Northeast 10th Avenue will be closed to most traffic between Northeast 154th Street and Northeast 164th Street on both sides of the Whipple Creek canyon. Area residents, emergency vehicles and deliveries will have access, although drivers might encounter delays.

During winter 2017-2018, construction will slow for two to four months while newly graded and built-up soil, often called fill, settles.

Clark County awarded a $14.62 million contract to Cascade Bridge, which submitted the lowest of the eight bids received for the project. The contractor's bid was $1.54 million lower than the county's $16.16 million estimate.

Construction is expected to wrap in fall 2018. A related project, improving Northeast 10th Avenue from Northeast 149th Street to Northeast 154th Street, is scheduled to begin in 2020.

More information is available on the county's website, www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/ne-10th-avenue.
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Valley reservoirs full now, early drawdown will lower levels
US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District - 05/22/17 12:00 PM
Release No: PA 17-011
For Immediate Release
May 22, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Above average rainfall this spring has nearly filled the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' reservoirs in the Willamette Valley. Reservoirs are about 99 percent full as the region begins plans for summer recreation. Most reservoirs will follow the normal management schedule, however, some will experience early drawdowns: Hills Creek, Cougar and Blue River reservoirs.

The Corps will drawdown these reservoirs to continue spillway gate repairs, which are part of its Dam Safety program. Repairs will make the gates' more reliable and improve mechanical and electrical systems. These repairs improve the dams' abilities to help reduce flood damage to downstream river communities.

Hills Creek Reservoir drawdown begins approximately June 1. Packard Creek boat ramp will be accessible but Bingham Landing and CT Beach Park boat ramps will be inaccessible after July 15.

Cougar Reservoir drawdown begins approximately July 1. All ramps will be accessible through Labor Day weekend.

Blue River Reservoir drawdown begins approximately July 15. Saddle Dam boat ramp will be accessible but Lookout boat launch will be inaccessible after Sept. 1.

Work at Hills Creek began in 2016 and is scheduled to be completed as funds are available through Fiscal Year 2018. Blue River and Cougar dams' gates rehabilitations are in progress and expected to be completed in Fiscal Year 2018. The repairs are similar to rehabilitation work previously completed at Green Peter, Big Cliff and Fall Creek dams.

A 2010 system-wide gates assessment resulted in the replacement or repair of some critical components and a prioritized plan for long-term rehabilitation of the gates. To date, all of Green Peter, Foster, Big Cliff, Lookout Point, Dexter and Fall Creek dams' spillway gates have been rehabilitated.

For more information about the Corps' Willamette Valley flood risk management mission and spillway gate rehabilitation program, visit http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Water/Spillway-Gates/.
Suspect charged in groping incident on jogging path
Forest Grove Police - 05/22/17 11:52 AM
UPDATE

At approximately 10:00 am this date, a 14 y/o male turned himself in to the Forest Grove Police Department accompanied by his parents. The boy was interviewed by investigators and made a full confession in the groping of the female jogger yesterday. The boy has been charged with Sex Abuse in the Third Degree and Harassment with enhanced penalties. The matter has been referred to the Washington County Juvenile Department.




From 5/21/17

At 12:50 pm this date, a woman jogging on a paved path near Hwy 47 and Maple Street in Forest Grove was grabbed from behind by an unknown male subject. The male immediately turned and ran and the woman gave chase until the male entered a back yard in the 1500 block of Maple Place. Officers searched the area with assistance from the Washington County Sheriff's Office and a Beaverton K-9 unit but they were unable to locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as a White male, 5'05", approximately 18-20 years old with light brown hair described as cut in a "bowl cut". He was wearing a white or gray tank top or muscle shirt and dark colored shorts. The man reportedly was wearing a belt with a red coloring on it.

The case is still under investigation and police will also be stepping up patrols in the area.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Forest Grove Police Department at 503.992.3260.
Oregon Historical Society Launches New Digital Collections Site, Providing Broad & Open Access to Archival Materials (Photo)
Oregon Historical Society - 05/22/17 11:19 AM
General Joel Palmer, pioneer of 1845. Oregon Historical Society Library, Cartes-de-visite Collection; Org. Lot 500; b5.f843-1; OrHi 27903, ba000968
General Joel Palmer, pioneer of 1845. Oregon Historical Society Library, Cartes-de-visite Collection; Org. Lot 500; b5.f843-1; OrHi 27903, ba000968
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Portland, OR -- In 2015, the Oregon Historical Society embarked on an ambitious two-year project to build an infrastructure to create, collect, preserve, and provide access to digital materials in its vast historic collections. Today, OHS announces a major milestone in this project with the official launch of OHS Digital Collections (https://digitalcollections.ohs.org).

This new website allows online public access to a rich variety of materials from the OHS Research Library, including items from our manuscript, photograph, film, and oral history collections. Behind the scenes, these files are safeguarded using a series of digital preservation workflows, systems, and storage processes called the OHS Digital Vault.

While collections will continue to be added to the site on an ongoing basis, featured collections at launch include:

Photographs from Oregon conservation pioneers William L. Finley, Irene Finley, and Herman Bohlman, part of the Reuniting Finley and Bohlman project, a current year-long collaboration with Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center. This project is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.

Newspaper photographs from the Oregon Journal nitrate negative collection, consisting of images from the Portland paper taken during the 1920s and 1930s. This digitization project-in-progress is funded by a grant from the Jackson Foundation.

Papers of Joel Palmer, 1848-1880, Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Oregon Territory and an Oregon State Legislator. Digitization was done in collaboration with the University of Oregon Special Collections.

Landscape photographs by the renowned San Francisco photographer Carleton E. Watkins taken during his visits to Oregon and the Columbia River in the 1860s and 1880s.

Early twentieth century photographs from Portland's Kiser Photo Co., one of the most successful and widely known commercial studios in the American West.

Selected oral histories, including interviews from the Gay and Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest (GLAPN).

Over 1100 portraits from the OHS Cartes de Visite Collection, 1861-1893.

"We're proud to announce the availability of this platform, which we view as a cornerstone of our organizational mission to make Oregon's history open and accessible to all," said OHS Digital Archivist Mathieu Deschaine. "We look forward to continued additions that will illustrate the breadth and diversity of our holdings and encourage their use for teaching, learning, and research."

OHS Digital Collections and the OHS Digital Vault are funded by a generous grant from The Collins Foundation, with additional support from a bequest from the estate of William Bilyeu. Ongoing digitization is supported by private and public funders. Support for the expansion of the OHS Digital Vault to build further capacity to digitize rare and unique items can be made through donations to the Oregon Historical Society's FORWARD! capital campaign.

Begin exploring OHS Digital Collections at https://digitalcollections.ohs.org.


About the Oregon Historical Society

For more than a century, the Oregon Historical Society has served as the state's collective memory, preserving a vast collection of artifacts, photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, films, and oral histories. Our research library, museum, digital platforms & website (www.ohs.org), educational programming, and historical journal make Oregon's history open and accessible to all. We exist because history is powerful, and because a history as deep and rich as Oregon's cannot be contained within a single story or point of view.


Attached Media Files: General Joel Palmer, pioneer of 1845. Oregon Historical Society Library, Cartes-de-visite Collection; Org. Lot 500; b5.f843-1; OrHi 27903, ba000968 , Stereograph of Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, taken in autumn 1883. Oregon Historical Society Library, Carleton E. Watkins photographs, 1861-1885; Org. Lot 93; b2.f67, ba021022 , Handcolored photograph of view north from Mussel House Point, Bayocean, Oregon, 1908. Oregon Historical Society Library, Kiser Photo Co. photographs, 1901-1999; bulk: 1901-1927.; Org. Lot 140; b2.f36, ba021249 , Crowd stands at baseball game, Vaughn Street Park. Oregon Historical Society Library, Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 369; 369N020 , A meadowlark crouching about to fly. Oregon Historical Society Library, William L. Finley Photographs Collection, circa 1900-1940; Org. Lot 369; b19; FinleyA2177
Auto-Pedestrian Fatality in Tigard Under Investigation
Tigard Police - 05/22/17 11:13 AM
On the evening of May 21, 2017, a 9-1-1 call sent Tigard Police to an auto-pedestrian crash. The incident occurred at approximately 10:25 p.m. in the 12900 block of SW Pacific Highway in Tigard. The victim, Norma Alicia Mendoza of Gresham, was struck by a northbound vehicle while attempting to cross Pacific Highway near Frewing St. The 49 year-old victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the vehicle involved remained at the scene and cooperated with police. Investigators noted no signs of driver impairment.

Northbound Pacific Highway in the area of the crash was closed for approximately 5 hours while members of the Washington County CART investigated. Police do not yet know whether the victim was in a crosswalk when struck. No citations have been issued.
Corvallis Police Investigating Stabbing
Corvallis Police - 05/22/17 10:40 AM
On May 22, 2017, at approximately 5:54am, Corvallis Police Department Officers responded to 400 block of NW 27th ST, after a 911 caller reported a stabbing at a residence. Upon arriving, the officers learned a male suspect had entered a residence and stabbed multiple victims before fleeing the residence on foot. Officers located the suspect near the Benton County Senior Center where they were able to take him into custody. The suspect's identity is not known to investigators at this time. He was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital for treatment after being taken into custody.

Multiple victims were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital with serious injuries. Investigators are still on scene. More details will be released as they become available.
Governor Kate Brown reinstates Governor's Arts Awards in honor of Arts Commission's 50th Anniversary
Oregon Arts Commission - 05/22/17 10:13 AM
Salem, Oregon -- Celebrating the uplifting power of art and its value to Oregonians' quality of life, Governor Kate Brown today announced she is reinstating the Governor's Arts Awards in honor of the Oregon Arts Commission's 50th Anniversary. Established in 1977, the once-annual awards have been on hiatus since 2007. A call for nominations is now posted on the Arts Commission website: http://www.oregonartscommission.org/

A partnership between the Office of the Governor and the Arts Commission, the Governor's Arts Awards recognize and honor individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the arts in Oregon. Awardees will be announced during the Governor's Arts Awards ceremony from 8 to 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, at the Portland Hilton Downtown.

"Art is a fundamental ingredient of any thriving and vibrant community," Governor Brown said. "Art sparks connections between people, movements, and new ideas. To put it simply, art makes life better. I am thrilled to celebrate Oregon's best artists and art supporters through the Governor's Arts Awards."

The Governor's Arts Awards are open to any individual, organization or community that currently resides in or has a significant presence in Oregon and has made outstanding contributions to the arts in the state. The 143 past recipients of a Governor's Arts Award are not eligible. (View past awardees: http://www.oregonartscommission.org/programs/governors-arts-awards)

"The Governor's Arts Award is the most prestigious honor an Oregon artist can receive," said Arts Commission Chair Libby Unthank Tower. "We are extremely grateful to Governor Brown for restoring the Awards so that we can once again formally recognize the contribution of Oregon artists and arts supporters to our collective quality of life."

Nominations will be reviewed by a committee comprised of a representative from the Governor's Office, an Arts Commissioner and three to five arts leaders from across the state. They will recommend three to five awards based on the nominee's regional, national or international recognition for his/her/their contributions; role in improving the quality of arts experiences and appreciation for the arts in Oregon; contributions to advancing the arts' positive impact on Oregonians' quality of life; and length of service to the arts in Oregon. Governor Brown will have final approval of award recipients.

Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 30. Recipients will be notified by July 28 and must be available to attend the Oct. 6 award ceremony.

VIDEO OF GOVERNOR'S ARTS AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzMvBq_LbaUUQ1BWeW52d3hOSDA

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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 the Oregon Business Development Department in 1993 in recognition of the expanding role the arts play in the broader social, economic and educational arenas of Oregon communities.
The Arts Commission is supported with general funds appropriated by the Oregon legislature, federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and funds from the Oregon Cultural Trust.

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Hot Weather Ups Window Fall Hazard for Kids
Clark Co. Fire Dist. 6 - 05/22/17 9:18 AM
Warmer Weather Increases Window Danger for Kids
Vancouver (WA);

It was just another hot summer night the evening that Jennifer Curry and her husband put daughter Beckett to bed.

She had just turned four the day before.

The Curry's didn't have air conditioning in their Portland two-story apartment so Jennifer and her husband cracked a window--giving Beckett and her brother some much-needed relief from the heat wave that had spread through Portland.

But it was a frantic knock at the door an hour later that would change the couple's lives.

Neighbors had seen Becket plummet from the second-floor window and land in the dirt outside the apartment. It was only after Beckett was rushed to the hospital that Jennifer learned her daughter suffered from a concussion and broken wrist.

Beckett is actually a very lucky little girl. Every year across the US dozens of children die and are seriously injured by falling out of windows. And health officials believe the numbers are higher than reported.

Locally, several agencies are stepping up to reduce the number of childhood deaths and injuries. In Clark County, the Clark County Public Health Department is teaming up with Clark County Fire District 6 to provide free window stops to any family who needs them. In Portland, residents are urged to visit the web site StopAt4.com to learn how they can safety-proof their windows.

Jennifer is available for interviews to relate her experience, and the Clark County Public Health Department as well as a spokesperson for Clark County Fire District 6 is also available for interviews on the free window stop program and how it works. Becca Cunningham, a Vancouver mother who wrote a book on Window Falls, is also available to talk with you about local/region/and national trends regarding window falls.

Contacts:

Jennifer Curry: curryjennifero@gmail.com (503) 550-4039
Anne Johnston/Clark County Public Health Nurse: anne.johnston@clark.wa.gov (360) 397-8000 x7337 (360) 524-5044
David Schmitke/Public Education Coordinator Clark County Fire District 6: david.schmitke@ccfd6.org (360) 975-7162
Becca Keen Cunningham/Expert and Parent of Window Fall Survivor: beccakenn@hotmail.com (503) 314-6197


Written by: Dave Schmitke
UPDATE #2 - SERT/CNT Responding to Assist Central Precinct on Shooting Investigation (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/22/17 9:15 AM
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26-year-old Ronnie Lee Smith was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run) and Reckless Driving. Additionally, Smith was booked on a parole detainer for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

The Gang Enforcement Team is continuing to investigate the circumstances of the shooting.

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One person has been taken into custody and officers have checked a residence in the Pearl Court Apartments to ensure there were no injured people inside. SERT and CNT were recalled and the scene is now secure for investigators. The PIO is not responding to the scene.

Based on information learned in the preliminary investigation, the Gang Enforcement Team has responded to continue the investigation. A vehicle parked in front of the Pearl Court Apartments is being examined as part of the continuing investigation.

No further updates are expected this evening.

Anyone with information about this case or other gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous. Rewards of up to $1,000 are available for other unsolved felony crimes - $2,500 for unsolved homicides.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app.


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The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to the Pearl District to assist Central Precinct officers on a shooting investigation.

Interested media should stage at Northwest 9th Avenue and Irving Street. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene.

Pearl District traffic in the area of Northwest 9th to 10th Avenues, Lovejoy to Irving Streets is likely impacted by this police activity.

This investigation started at 9:25 p.m. at North Broadway and Flint Avenue on the report gunfire in the area where occupants of two vehicles were possibly shooting at each other. No victims were located but multiple updates reported to 9-1-1 led officers to the area of Northwest 9th Avenue and Lovejoy Street to look for one of the involved parties.

No additional information is available at this time but will be updated when available.

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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 05/18/2017-05/21/2017
Sandy Police Dept. - 05/22/17 8:47 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 05/18/2017-05/21/2017

ESTACADA:

1C 2017-871

On 05/18/2017 at about 0620 hrs., police responded to the 100 block of NE Ginseng Drive regarding a motorcycle that was stolen overnight. A report was taken.

1C 2017-875

On 05/18/2017 at about 1246 hrs., an employee in the 1000 block of 10th Street reported they recovered one of the companies vehicles which had been reported stolen. It was unclear if the vehicle had actually been stolen or misplaced.

1C 2017-878

On 05/18/2017 at about 2037 hrs., police received a report about a runaway juvenile from the 400 block of SW Ivy Road. A report was taken.

1C 2017-885

On 05/20/2017 at about 1909 hrs., officers stopped a vehicle near SE Highway 224 and SE River Mill Road. It was found that the driver was uninsured and had a suspended license. During the course of the investigation, police discovered that a passenger, Mariah L. Salyer (29, of Oregon City) had a warrant for failure to appear on a Theft II charge. She was arrested, transported, and lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on $2500 bail. The driver was cited for the original violations, and the vehicle was impounded.

1C 2017-888

On 05/21/2017 at about 0949 hrs., police responded to a suspicious circumstance report in the 300 block of S Broadway Street. A report is pending (CAD).

1C 2017-890

On 05/21/2017 at about 2224 hrs., police responded to a possible assault in the 700 block of Broadway Street. A report is pending (CAD).


SANDY:

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On 05/18/2017 at about midnight, police received a report about a runaway juvenile from the 39000 block of Gary Street. A report was taken (CAD).

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On 05/18/2017 at about 1017 hrs. police received a report about a hit & run motor vehicle collision in the 16000 block of 362nd Drive. A report was taken.

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On 05/19/2017 at about 1019 hrs., a citizen turned in a found bicycle for safekeeping.

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On 05/19/2017 at 1411 hrs., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 39000 block of Dubarko Road. One person was detained after officers discovered he attempted to conceal a pipe used to smoke methamphetamine. The case will be referred to the DA's Office for consideration of charging for PCS Methamphetamine.

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On 05/20/2017 at 1146 hrs., it was reported that two juveniles shop-lifted from a store in the 38000 block of Pioneer Boulevard. The value of the stolen goods was approximately $5. Still photos of the suspects were distributed in attempt to identify.

18 2017-886

On 05/20/17 at about 1920 hrs., an officer responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 18000 block of Antler Avenue. Both involved parties were interviewed and this report documents the incident.

18 2017-887

On 05/20/2017 at about 2050 hrs., Ashley R. Mitchell, (30, of Milwaukie), was arrested on a warrant issued by the State Parole Board for a Parole Violation when he was found in the 37000 block of Highway 26. He was taken to the Clackamas County Jail, where he was held without bail.

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On 05/21/2017 at 1241 hrs., police were advised of a traffic crash/road rage type incident that had occurred earlier at the intersection of Van Fleet Avenue and Dubarko Road. Louis T. Freeman, (52, of Central Point) was cited for Reckless Driving and Criminal Mischief 2 in regards to the incident.

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On 05/21/2017 at 2140 hrs., police were dispatched to a report of a vehicle with a driver who appeared to be under the influence of intoxicants. Joseph A. Trainer (38, of Sandy) was arrested for DUII in the 37000 block of Solso Drive.
Text-To-911 service to launch in Salem and additional Oregon communities (Photo)
Salem Police Dept. - 05/22/17 8:18 AM
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Effective today, May 22, the Willamette Valley Communications Center debuts the Text-To-911 service in Marion, Polk and Lincoln counties. WVCC, which dispatches for 29 police, fire and ambulance services in the three counties, has completed testing and is now accepting text messages to 911 on Monday.

Text-To-911 is now be an option for residents with wireless devices who need emergency assistance, but they cannot call because the situation is too dangerous. The service will be especially beneficial to community members who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or speech-impaired.
"We're excited to unveil Text-To911 to the residents in our service area," said WVCC Operations Manager Tony Collins. "In addition to testing its functionality, we've been working with student groups from the deaf community to teach them about the service and let them practice using it." Those with hearing or speech impairments will now be able to text for assistance directly, rather than relying on a telecommunication relay service or other third party method.

Calling 911 in an emergency is still the preferred way to request help, as reminded in the slogan, Call if you can, text if you can't. Videos featuring the slogan were produced in English, American Sign Language, and Spanish to help residents understand the service.

The following situations help describe when use of the Text-To-911 service would be appropriate:
A deaf or hard-of-hearing individual with a speech disability who needs emergency assistance;
A caller who is unable to speak due to a medical issue or condition; and
A caller who finds themselves in a situation where speaking out loud would put them in danger, such as a home invasion, an abduction, or a domestic violence incident.
Tips for texting 911 include:
Try to keep calm.
Know your location. The dispatcher will need the location to send help. The Text-To-911 service differs from voice calls to 911 as your location is not displayed on the dispatcher's screen.
Text in simple words and avoid using abbreviations or emojis.
If it is safe to do so, keep the text function on your phone open until the dispatcher concludes the conversation.
If you do not want to be heard, please don't forget to silence your phone.

The Text-To-911 service is made possible through the wireless providers and a third party application which directs the text message to WVCC.

The WVCC law enforcement agencies which will make the service available to their residents include Dallas Police Department, Falls City 911 Answering Center, Gervais Police Department, Grand Ronde Tribal Police, Independence Police Department, Keizer Police Department, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Marion County Sheriff's Office, Newport Police Department, Polk County Sheriff's Office, Salem Police Department.

The service will also be available to the following WVCC fire and ambulance service agencies: Central Coast Fire & Ambulance, Dallas Fire Department, Depoe Bay Rural Fire Protection District, Falls City Fire Department, Keizer RFPD, Marion County RFPD #1, Newport Fire Department, Pacific West Ambulance, Polk County RFPD #1, Salem Fire Department, Salem Suburban RFPD, Seal Rock RFPD, Siletz Valley RFPD, South Lincoln Ambulance, Southwest Polk RFPD, Spring Valley RFPD, Yachats RFPD.

#S#P#D

Video links:
Video-1-TT911-ASL_URL: https://youtu.be/pQoQr_CmEss
Video-2-TT911-English-Dispatcher_URL: https://youtu.be/UfahC0x3XAc
Video-3-TT911-Spanish-Officer_URL: https://youtu.be/G2xo7PvN6P8
Video-4-TT911-English-Firefighter_URL: https://youtu.be/n986RWF66a8
Video-5-TT911-Slogan-Montage_URL: https://youtu.be/ZhXTrJcGrF8


Attached Media Files: Text-To-911 campaign slogan
Death Investigation at Milo McIver State Park
Oregon State Police - 05/22/17 8:00 AM
On May 21, 2017, at about 5:37 p.m., Oregon State Police responded to a report of a deceased male at the Milo McIver State Park.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a hiker was walking on the Dog Creek Trail in the Milo McIver State Park when they came across a deceased male, later identified as William W. KEMP, age 65, of Milwaukie. Initial indicators revealed that the cause of death may have been medically related.

OSP was assisted by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Clackamas County Medical Examiner's Office, Estacada Fire Department, and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

No further information will be released at this time and no photographs regarding this incident are available.
Responders Assist Five People and Their Pets After Camas Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 05/22/17 12:37 AM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on May 21st at approximately 10:50 p.m. in the 700 block of Tampa Street in Camas, WA. The single-family fire affected three adults, two children and five 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, and information about recovery 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.
Sun. 05/21/17
MCSO Investigating Fatal Traffic Crash on I-84 in Wood Village (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/21/17 11:42 PM
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FINAL UPDATE

Investigators have determined that a 1996 Chevrolet pickup truck was travelling eastbound in the center lane of Interstate 84 when it came to a stop, along with several other vehicles, due to debris in the roadway.

The obstruction was cleared from the roadway and traffic began to move again. The Chevrolet pickup experienced a mechanical problem and was not able to move from where it had stopped. A 2012 Dodge Caravan struck the rear of the Chevrolet pickup at freeway speeds.

The passenger in the Chevrolet pickup, GLEN HAMPTON, age 60 from Lyle, Washington, died at the scene. The driver of the Chevrolet pickup, LINDA HAMPTON, age 67 from Lyle, Washington, was transported to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

The driver of the Dodge Caravan, JACK YOUNG, age 75 from Troutdale, Oregon, was transported to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

MCSO was assisted at the scene by the Gresham Police Department, Fairview Police Department, Gresham Fire Department, American Medical Response and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

The eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 are expected to re-open by 12:30am. Refer to www.tripcheck.com for updated closure information.



UPDATE #1

Investigators would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the crash and was not interviewed at the scene by law enforcement. Please call the MCSO LE Records Unit at 503-988-7300 and identify yourself as a witness.

Investigators are still working on notifying the families of the individuals involved in this crash. Once this had been completed, additional information will be released to the media.

I-84 EB continues to be closed for at least the next 2 hours while the investigation continues. Motorists are asked to check www.tripcheck.com for update road information.



MCSO Deputies are on scene of a fatal traffic crash in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 west of NE 238th Ave.

Emergency crews were called to the scene at 7:03pm after witnesses reported seeing one vehicle stopped in the middle lane, which then led to a second vehicle crashing into the stopped vehicle at a high rate of speed. It is unknown at this time why the first vehicle was stopped in the middle of the travel lane.

One person died at the scene of the crash and two others have been transported to local area hospitals with non life threatening injuries.

The eastbound lanes of I-84 will be closed between Fairview Parkway and 238th Drive for several hours while the East Multnomah County Vehicular Crimes Team investigates the crash.

More information will be released via Flash Alert as it becomes available.


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MCSO Deputies Respond to Injured Hiker Call at Horsetail Falls (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/21/17 7:25 PM
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FINAL UPDATE

Rescue crews have escorted the hiker back to the parking lot and provided treatment for minor injuries. Picture of emergency vehicles attached.

UPDATE

Rescue crews have reached the injured hiker and are walking him out to the parking lot for further treatment. The hiker was able to get out of the ravine without the assistance of a rope rescue team.

Additional information will be released soon.



MCSO Deputies are en route to Horsetail Falls to assist medical personnel with treatment of an injured hiker. A call to 911 at 5:28pm indicated that a male in his 20s fell approximately 15 feet off of the trail down a ravine and may have suffered a broken arm.

More information will be released as it becomes available.


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MCSO River Patrol Respond to Boat Fire
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/21/17 3:38 PM
On 05/21/17 at 1420 hours MCSO River Patrol Deputies responded to a report of a boat fire at the Donaldson Marina at 3501 NE Marine Drive. When deputies arrived, personnel from Portland Fire & Rescue and the United States Coast Guard Reserve had the fire under control.

There are no reported injuries, and the fire was contained to a 30-foot sailboat, with no other significant property damage having been reported at this time.

MCSO River Patrol deputies will be assisting investigators from Portland Fire & Rescue to determine the cause of the fire.

There are no available pictures of the fire at this time.
19-Year-Old Man Arrested for Numerous Charges After Sunday Morning Crime Spree
Portland Police Bureau - 05/21/17 1:48 PM
On Sunday May 21, 2017, at 8:22 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 600 block of Southeast 148th Avenue on the report that a man not wearing a shirt was being chased by another man yelling that the shirtless man broke into his apartment.

As officers were continuing to respond to the scene they received updated information that the suspect was possibly bleeding and that the victim may have a knife.

The suspect ran to an approaching police car and got into the passenger seat. The officer got the suspect out of the police car and attempted to take him into custody but the suspect broke away and ran, then attempted to force entry into another residence but was repelled by the residents.

The suspect then tried to enter the passenger side of a passing car as officers arrived and took him into custody in the area of Southeast 148th Avenue and Mill Street. Medical personnel responded to the scene to treat the suspect for agitation and cuts he suffered in a struggle with the first victim.

Officers learned that the suspect attempted to enter an occupied apartment. The resident victim grabbed a utility knife to repel the suspect, who then ran away. The victim went outside to ensure the suspect left the area. The suspect confronted the victim, who used the utility knife to defend himself.

The suspect, 19-year-old Noel Stivensson, is being treated at a Portland hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and drug impairment. Pending his medical treatment, Stivensson will either be booked into jail upon his release or receive criminal citations from the investigating officers.

The victim who used the utility knife is not expected to face any charges.

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Responders Assist Nine After S.E. Portland Multi-Family Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 05/21/17 7:23 AM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on May 21st at approximately 4:00 a.m. in the 1900 block of S.E. 122nd Avenue in Portland, OR. The multi-family fire affected seven adults and two 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, and information about recovery 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. 05/20/17
Reward of up to $5,000 Offered to Identify the "Foul Mouth Bandit" (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/20/17 4:09 PM
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The Financial Institution Security Task Force (FIST), working with Portland Police Bureau Robbery detectives, is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect involved in several robberies of financial institutions in the Portland area.

The suspect is believed to be responsible for four robberies at financial institutions:

April 3 at OnPoint Credit Union -- 1720 Northeast 9th Avenue
April 4 at Wells Fargo Bank -- 5730 Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
April 7 at Bank of the West -- 905 Northeast Halsey Street
April 7 at Advantis Credit Union -- 3515 Northeast 15th Avenue

The suspect is described as a Black male, 30 to 49 years old, 5'10" tall, 185 pounds, with a medium complexion, and a heavy build. The suspect wears glasses and generally wears a hooded sweatshirt and baseball cap during the robberies. The suspect has implied that he's armed with a gun but no gun has actually been seen in any of the robberies.

Detectives nicknamed him the "Foul Mouth Bandit" due to the language he uses during the robberies.

Anyone with information about this case should contact Detective Brett Hawkinson at 503-823-1080, brett.hawkinson@portlandoregon.gov.

FIST is made up of representatives of financial institutions and law enforcement agencies. FIST works to help reduce crimes against Oregon financial institutions, their customers and employees. Final approval for any reward payment is solely within the discretion of FIST, based in part on the recommendation of law enforcement.

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Warrenton Woman Loses Her Life in a Fatal Crash on US-101 - Clatsop County
Oregon State Police - 05/20/17 2:20 PM
On May 19, 2017, at about 11:10 p.m., Oregon State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on US-101 near milepost 17 (north of Gearhart).

Preliminary information indicates that a 2016 Toyota Corolla, operated by Wendi ROBINSON, age 42, of Warrenton, had been seen driving at high speeds heading south towards Seaside. A witness reported observing the Corolla lose traction and ultimately drive off the western edge of the roadway. The Corolla had overturned and came to rest, partially submerged in three feet of water. ROBINSON was extricated from the vehicle by first responders who arrived on the scene. CPR was attempted but ROBINSON was pronounced deceased at the scene.

One lane was closed for approximately three and a half hours following the crash, until both lanes were reopened.

OSP was assisted by Gearhart Fire Department, Gearhart Police Department, Clatsop County Sheriff's Office, Seaside Police Department and Medix. More information will be released when it becomes available.
Oregon Wing Civil Air Patrol Conducts Aerial Photo Training Exercises
Oregon Civil Air Patrol - 05/20/17 9:51 AM
The Oregon Wing of the Civil Air Patrol is conducting training exercises in Aurora, OR, on Saturday, May 20th.

Civil Air Patrol members will be focusing on their aerial photography and reconnaissance skills, practicing with new equipment that could help state and federal responses in a disaster.

Oregon Civil Air Patrol will be training on the DAART system, a technologically advanced non-classified photo system now employed by numerous government agencies to provide real-time high resolution digital photo and video reconnaissance of disaster situations. The photos and videos that DAART can provide could enhance the ability of participating agencies to collaborate and respond to disaster areas with appropriate resources faster and more effectively than previously able to in the past.

In addition to training their aerial photographers, the Oregon Wing members will also be honing their mission base skills, urban direction finding skills, and communications skills. Members train once a month in the spring and summer to stay current with the skills they would need if a disaster ever happens.

Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force's Total Force. The Total Force consists of regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, along with Air Force retired military and civilian employees.

CAP, in its Total Force role, operates a fleet of 550 aircraft and performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center. CAP is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 78 lives annually.
Portland Police Canine Memorial Statues to be Dedicated Today (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/20/17 8:00 AM
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Today, Saturday May 20, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Canine Unit will be hosting an open house and dedication ceremony for the newly created Canine Memorial.

The memorial is located in front of the Canine Unit office and public safety building at 4735 East Burnside Street, formerly known as Southeast Precinct.

A brief dedication ceremony will be held from 11:30 to 11:45 a.m. Members of the public are invited to attend and share in the dedication ceremony. A flyer is attached for download and sharing on social media.

This memorial project was made possible through countless hours of work by local artist Richard A. Moore III, as well as many generous donors, including the Portland Police Historical Society and Advantis Credit Union, following the tragic shooting death of Portland Police K-9 Mick in 2014.

The memorial will honor Mick and Argos, who was the first Portland Police K-9 killed in the line of duty on June 5, 1987.

Meet the entire PPB Canine Unit
Meet the artist Richard A. Moore III
K-9 exhibits and demonstrations
Refreshments and snacks provided by Boyd's Coffee and Jazzy Bagels
PPB Honor Guard to present colors
PPB Highland Guard

Parking located at the Portland Montessori surface lot at Southeast 50th Avenue and Couch Street behind the precinct.

Please join us as we conclude Police Memorial Week 2017 to honor our canine partners who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving the citizens of Portland.

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Responders Assist Seven in North Portland Early Morning Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 05/20/17 2:44 AM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on May 20th at approximately 1:00 a.m. in the 7000 block of N. Williams Avenue in Portland, OR. The single-family fire affected four adults and three 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, and information about recovery 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.
Fri. 05/19/17
UPDATE - Stabbing Investigation Underway at Lloyd Center MAX Platform - One Person Injured, Suspect in Custody
Portland Police Bureau - 05/19/17 9:54 PM
The suspect in this afternoon's stabbing, 42-year-old Christopher Eugene Woods, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree and Menacing. Woods will be arraigned on Monday.

The victim is being treated at a Portland hospital and is expected to survive. Detectives learned that the victim and suspect exchanged words that led to a physical altercation, resulting in the stabbing.

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On Friday May 19, 2017, at 3:57 p.m., North Precinct and Transit Police Division officers responded to the report of a stabbing at the Lloyd Center MAX platform, located at Northeast 11th Avenue and Holladay Street.

As officers were responding to the scene they received additional information that the suspect was near the DoubleTree Hotel across the street. Officers arrived within moments of the 9-1-1 call and contacted the suspect, taking him into custody without incident. A knife was recovered from the scene.

The victim, a female in her late-teens or early-20s, was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to traumatic injuries.

Preliminary information indicates that the suspect and victim did not know each other. The suspect approached the victim, who was with two other young women, and after a brief exchange of words the suspect suddenly attacked the victim, stabbing her multiple times.

The MAX platform is closed; however MAX trains are running through the area, not stopping. TriMet users should check http://www.trimet.org for service updates.

Assault detectives will be continuing the investigation and the suspect's name and charges will be released after booking into jail.

Anyone who witnessed the attack that has not spoken with police is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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Centennial School District Governing Board Meeting Notice for May 24, 2017
Centennial Sch. Dist. - 05/19/17 8:09 PM
The Centennial School District Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at 7:00 pm in the district office board room (18135 SE Brooklyn ST,Portland, OR 97236). Shortly after the adoption of the agenda, this year's Triple "C" Award recipient(s) will be announced and recognized.

The reports to be presented at this meeting include:
5.1 - Lynch View Elementary School Building Report
5.2 - Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Report
5.3 - Student Representative's Report
5.4 - Superintendent's Report

After the adoption of the confirmation items en masse, the Board will consider the following action items.
7.2.1 - Consider Revised Policy CBG, Evaluation of the Superintendent
7.2.2 - 2nd Reading Revised Policy BBAA, Individual Board Member's Authority and
Responsibility
7.2.3 - Consider Revised Policy JHCCF, Pediculosis (Head Lice)

The full board packet for this meeting is available on the Centennial School District website (www.csd28j.org).
Highway 6 Crash Takes Life of a Rockaway Man - Washington County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 05/19/17 7:04 PM
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On May 19, 2017, at about 11:41 a.m., a driving complaint was called into Washington County Sheriff's Office Dispatch regarding a green Toyota Rav4 that was driving erratically, traveling eastbound on Highway 6 near milepost 34. At about 11:47 a.m., while Washington County Sheriff Deputies were attempting to locate the vehicle, Washington County Sheriff's Office Dispatch received a report of a two-vehicle, head-on crash, on Highway 6 at mile post 37.5 involving the same green Toyota that was called in previously. OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the crash scene (west of Banks).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2008 Toyota Rav4, operated by David John WISE, age 80, of Rockaway, was traveling eastbound on Highway 6, when for unknown reasons he crossed into the oncoming westbound lane and crashed head-on into a 2006 Jayco Motorhome, operated by Marcus Reid HOLCOMB, age 46, of Scappoose. WISE was pronounced deceased at the scene and HOLCOMB was not injured.

Highway 6 was closed with one lane open intermittently for approximately three hours for the crash investigation. OSP was assisted at the scene by the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Banks Fire Department, Forest Grove Fire Department and the Washington County Medical Examiner's Office.

More information will be released when it becomes available.


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Shooting Investigation Underway in King Neighborhood - No Known Injuries
Portland Police Bureau - 05/19/17 5:21 PM
On Friday May 19, 2017, at 3:42 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Northeast 7th Avenue and Alberta Street on the report of a traffic crash and shooting.

Officers arrived in the area spoke to witnesses who reported hearing gunfire and seeing a car crash into another car then speed out of the area. No gunshot victims were located at the scene but officers did locate evidence of gunfire.

Officers canvassing the neighborhood found a vehicle that may be involved in the shooting.

Based on preliminary information, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to continue the investigation.

Anyone with information about this case or other gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous. Rewards of up to $1,000 are available for other unsolved felony crimes - $2,500 for unsolved homicides.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app.

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Oregon Home Care Commission to meet June 1 in Salem
Oregon Department of Human Services - 05/19/17 5:10 PM
The Oregon Home Care Commission (OHCC) will meet on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 10 a.m., at 676 Church Street NE, Salem.

The agenda includes public testimony; Workforce Strategic (draft) plan and an Advocacy & Development Unit update. There will be a working lunch during the budget update; a report from the Executive Director; OHCC legislative committee bill reports; quarterly DHS Office of Developmental Disabilities Services (ODDS) update; reports from the Governor's Commission on Senior Services, Oregon Disabilities Commission, DHS Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) program, Oregon Self Advocacy Coalition (OSAC), community advisory councils and coordinated care organizations.

There will be a short break, followed by an Executive Session, which is closed to members of the general public. In accordance with ORS 192.660(1)(d), OHCC will hold an Executive Session for the purpose of discussing labor negotiations with the governing body's representative.

After the Executive Session, OHCC staff will be available for Q&A about staff reports: bi-monthly STEPS, monthly OmbudsAdvisory Council, monthly Traditional Health Worker Commission and monthly Training/Registry.

A call-in number is available for those unable to attend in person: 1-888-278-0296, access code 7999724#.

OHCC meets on the first Thursday of every month and is open to the public.

The Oregon Home Care Commission welcomes visitors to its meetings. People who need any type of accommodation due to a disability should contact Joanna Gould at 503-378-4984 or joanna.m.gould@state.or.us 48 hours prior to the meeting.

About the Oregon Home Care Commission (OHCC):
OHCC ensures high-quality homecare services for seniors and people with physical, intellectual/developmental and mental health disabilities. The Commission defines qualifications, manages a statewide registry and trains homecare workers (HCWs) and personal support workers (PSWs). OHCC serves as the employer of record for purposes of collective bargaining for HCWs and PSWs receiving service payments from public funds.

Learn more about OHCC at www.oregon.gov/dhs/seniors-disabilities/hc and
"Like" us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OregonHomeCareCommission.

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Kelso Public Schools Foundation Receives Community Leadership Award (Photo)
Kelso Sch. Dist. - 05/19/17 5:05 PM
Cathy Williamson, Jana Clarke, and Glenda Schuh of the Kelso Public Schools Foundation receive the award from Superintendent Gelbrich
Cathy Williamson, Jana Clarke, and Glenda Schuh of the Kelso Public Schools Foundation receive the award from Superintendent Gelbrich
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The Kelso Public Schools Foundation received a Community Leadership Award for their outstanding contributions to education. The Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) award was presented at the Annual Recognition Ceremony at Educational Service District 112 in Vancouver on Friday, May 19.

The Kelso Public Schools Foundation is in its 26th year of serving Kelso students. In that time, the organization has given a million dollars in student scholarships and grants to fund programs and activities in Kelso schools.

"The Foundation is an incredible partner and has done so much to support our students' learning and success," said Kelso Superintendent Glenn Gelbrich. "I'm honored to present this award to them."

Since the Foundation's inception, a total of 34 community members, five District Superintendents, nine ex-officio members from Kelso School District and five part-time staff have contributed to the success of this organization.


Attached Media Files: Cathy Williamson, Jana Clarke, and Glenda Schuh of the Kelso Public Schools Foundation receive the award from Superintendent Gelbrich
Deputies Serve Search Warrant, Recover Stolen Tractors and Building Materials (Photo)
Columbia Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/19/17 4:51 PM
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Columbia County Sheriff's Deputies today recovered 2 stolen tractors and other property following the service of a search warrant on a property in the 30000 block of Beaver Homes Rd. in the Rainier Area. Deputies also arrested one suspect in relation to the stolen property and two others on drug possession charges.

Deputies developed probable cause to search the property yesterday when a deputy responded to the 68000 block of Holbrook Rd., Rainier to investigate a cold burglary of a rental house. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the suspect, who was later identified as Derek Kelley 40, Rainier had burglarized the residence on several occasions. Building material was stolen during these burglaries.

The investigating deputy proceeded to Beaver Homes Rd., where Kelley is known to be staying and noticed Kelley on a brand new orange tractor, working on the property.

Deputies from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office worked through the night to obtain a search warrant for the property.

Today at 1047 hours, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office--with the assistance of the Rainier Police Department--executed the search warrant. Kelley was found sleeping in a trailer on the property. The stolen building material was recovered, along with the two tractors.

One of the tractors was a excavator stolen from Portland. The second stolen tractor was a brand new, Kioti front loader worth $28,000, which had been reported stolen yesterday from Doetsch Road in Rainier. Both tractors were seized as evidence.

Kelley was taken into custody and transported to the Columbia County Jail. He is currently being charged with Burglary II, Theft II, and Criminal Mischief III. The investigation into the stolen tractors is ongoing and we are anticipating more charges being added to Kelley, who also is the suspect in several other burglary/theft cases pending in the County.

Dennis Cliett, 75, Transient and James Sjong, 62, Transient were also taken into custody on PCS (Methamphetamine) charges, but expected to be released with court appearance dates within 48 hours.


Attached Media Files: Recovered Kioti Front Loader , Recovered Excavator , Derek Kelley
Corps seeks comments on Albany, Linn County, Oregon permit application.
US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District - 05/19/17 4:40 PM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking comments on a request by the Linn County Road Department to conduct work impacting 3 wetlands and 16 roadside drainages which are tributaries of the Calapooia and Willamette rivers in Albany, Linn County, Ore. Public Notice NWP-2017-160 is available at www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Notices/
Oregon Governor Kate Brown Celebrates 20 Years of Tobacco Prevention Successes in Lane County
Oregon Health Authority - 05/19/17 4:15 PM
May 19, 2017

Oregon Governor Kate Brown Celebrates 20 Years of Tobacco Prevention Successes in Lane County

OHA announces state tobacco prevention strategies during celebration at Cottage Grove High School

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore.----Oregon Governor Kate Brown and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) held a celebration this afternoon in Cottage Grove to mark 20 years of tobacco prevention successes in Lane County. Cottage Grove and Lane County were recognized for serving as a leader in tobacco prevention for the rest of the state. In March, Lane County became the first county in Oregon to pass a bill increasing the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21.

OHA also announced their state tobacco prevention strategies moving forward, which will focus on raising the price of tobacco, protecting the Indoor Clean Air Act (ICAA), and protecting kids from tobacco.

The event, held at Cottage Grove High School, specifically celebrated Oregonians' decision in 1996 to pass a ballot measure that increased the price of tobacco and dedicated a portion of tobacco tax sales revenue to prevention efforts.

These public health initiatives, backed by Oregon voters, aim to keep kids and young people from starting to use tobacco, and to helping tobacco users quit. Since 1997, per capita cigarette pack sales have declined by more than 55 percent.

Governor Brown thanked legislative champions and partners for their hard work over the years to keep Oregonians, particularly youth and young adults, safe from the harms of tobacco. She also presented an award to Oregon high school students who are members of the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) for their work to raise awareness about the dangers of tobacco to Oregon youth. The award, a Douglas Fir tree to be planted at Cottage Grove High School, symbolizes every Oregonian's right to breathe clean air free from dangerous tobacco smoke.

"I'm thrilled to be here today to celebrate 20 years of tobacco prevention in Oregon," Governor Kate Brown said. "TPEP has supported critical community-driven programs that have helped build healthier communities across the state. Lane County has been pivotal in leading the way for our state in this effort. These programs are proof that when we work together, we can find solutions to create a healthier, more prosperous Oregon."

Oregon has been a longtime leader in tobacco prevention. In 1998, Oregon launched the Tobacco Quit Line, the first state to offer over-the-phone help to tobacco users who want to quit, and in 2007, the state passed the ICAA, a smokefree workplace law that included bars, taverns, restaurants, bingo halls and bowling centers. In addition to the passage of Tobacco 21 in Lane County, other more recent statewide successes include Oregon passing a law making it illegal to smoke in a car with a minor present, and Oregon state parks going smokefree in 2014.

"We've come a long way in two decades and consider these accomplishments a major win for public health in Oregon----but there's still work to be done," said Oregon Health Authority Public Health Director Lillian Shirley. "Tobacco is still the number one preventable cause of death and disease in Oregon, responsible for more than 7,000 deaths each year."

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ESD 112 Presents Regional WASA Awards (Photo)
ESD 112 - 05/19/17 4:09 PM
Mark Hottowe and Sandy Mathewson receiving the award from nominator Mark Ross
Mark Hottowe and Sandy Mathewson receiving the award from nominator Mark Ross
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Educational Service District 112 presented regional awards on behalf of the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) to honor and recognize outstanding educational administrators and community members who have made extraordinary contributions to K--12 education. The Award of Merit, Student Achievement Leadership Award and Community Leadership Awards were presented at a ceremony Friday, May 19, at ESD 112 in Vancouver.

"Unlike private or charter schools our public schools welcome all students regardless of size, color, background, income or ability. For many children, public education is the only hope for creating a vibrant life and future success," said Mike Nerland, Chair of the WASA Awards for Region 112 and Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning at ESD 112. "We're proud to recognize and celebrate those who dedicate their time, talent, and attention to making our public schools the best they can be for our children."

AWARD OF MERIT -- for effective leadership at the regional level
Presented to John Deeder, Superintendent, Evergreen Public Schools

Superintendent Deeder leveraged change across the region, providing great opportunities for students. From innovative partnerships to a focus on supporting students most in need, he inspired, challenged, mentored and impacted his colleagues. His humble approach, collaborative spirit, and courage set a standard for superintendent leadership others strive to reflect in their own practices.

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT LEADERSHIP AWARD - for innovative programs improving student achievement
Mark Hottowe, Superintendent, Battle Ground Public Schools

Throughout Superintendent Hottowe's 41 years in education, he repeatedly demonstrated a heart for vulnerable and underserved youth. He spent his career helping to change school culture and climate through programs that reduce risk factors, build resiliency and enable positive learning environments. He created the Social-Emotional Learning Department in Battle Ground, and led the implementation of the Project AWARE grant, resulting in significant decreased suspensions at the district's high schools.

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARDS
In recognition of outstanding contributions to education, this award was presented to:

Colleen O'Neal / Battle Ground Education Foundation, Battle Ground School District
Downtown Camas Association, Camas School District
Child and Adolescent Clinic, Educational Service District 112
Christie BrownSilva, Evergreen Public Schools
Kelso Public Schools Foundation, Kelso School District
George Cooper, Lyle School District
Citizens for Ridgefield Schools, Ridgefield School District
Ridgefield Boosters and Dawn Gaspar, President, Ridgefield School District
A&J Select, John and Andra Mobley, Stevenson-Carson School District
Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Stevenson Chapter, Stevenson-Carson School District
One Prevention Alliance, Stevenson-Carson School District
Skamania County Sheriff's Office, Stevenson-Carson School District
Southwest Washington League of United Latin American Citizens, Vancouver Public Schools
Mike Sprinkle, Chair, Citizen's Committee for Washougal Schools, Washougal School District

John Deeder and Mark Hottowe were also given Retirement Awards.

Photos from the ceremony can be downloaded here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B31hK8tR2zAEY0JqUHNPcDZXdms?usp=sharing


Attached Media Files: Mark Hottowe and Sandy Mathewson receiving the award from nominator Mark Ross , John Deeder receiving his award from nominator Jeff Snell
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland to host annual State Games Room Tournament
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro Area - 05/19/17 3:43 PM
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland will host Boys & Girls Club youth from across Oregon and SW Washington for the annual State Games Room Tournament this Saturday, May 20. Youth will gather at the Regence Club in Portland's New Columbia neighborhood to compete in chess, checkers, bumper pool, pool, table tennis, and foosball.

The State Games Room Tournament is an opportunity for youth to showcase their skills in social recreation games, compete in friendly Triple Play tournaments in a supportive environment, and make new friends from areas outside of their hometown.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland will award first, second and third place certificates to individuals, as well as traveling trophies to display at selected Clubs for scoring the most points and for overall sportsmanship.

About Triple Play
Triple Play, BGCA's comprehensive health and wellness initiative, strives to improve the overall health of members, ages 6-18, by increasing their daily physical activity, teaching them good nutrition and helping them develop healthy relationships. Since the Triple Play initiative was introduced in 2005, more than one million Club members have participated in fun fitness, social recreation and health & nutrition activities.

There are three components to Triple Play: Mind, Body & Soul. The State Games Room Tournament focuses on the "Soul" component of the Triple Play program, which encompasses the social recreation activities that are critical to positive youth development. This includes strengthening interpersonal skills, positive behavior, and good character through social recreation programs and Games Room activities.

Participating Organizations:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro
Boys & Girls Clubs of Salem, Marion, and Polk Counties
Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington

When
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Peak tournament time: 9:30 am -- Noon
Lunch Break: 12:30 pm -- 1:00 pm
Awards: 3:00 PM

Regence Boys & Girls Club
4430 N Trenton St., Portland OR 97203
Suspect Wanted for Throwing Semen on Unsuspecting Victims - Update (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/19/17 3:39 PM
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The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help to identify a suspect who is throwing semen onto unsuspecting women in Portland area grocery stores.

Detectives are investigating two incidents at Southwest Portland grocery stores and are working with the Beaverton and Milwaukie Police Departments on two other cases in their respective areas.

Detectives have learned that the suspect will follow an unsuspecting female in the store and throw semen on them then walk away. Detectives believe that due to the nature of the act, there may be additional victims that are unaware of the suspect's actions.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 20s to 40s, short-to-medium height and build. In one incident, the suspect was driving a white, four-door car.

Surveillance images of the suspect and suspect vehicle from the April 5, 2017, incident at Safeway on Southwest Barbur Boulevard are being released to aid in this investigation.

Anyone seeing this suspect in the act of a crime is asked to call 9-1-1.

Anyone with information on the identity of this suspect or any additional victims is asked to contact Detective Chris Traynor at 503-823-0889 or christopher.traynor@portlandoregon.gov.

An earlier version of this news release was sent that included a pun in the headline. The use of the pun has been removed and the Bureau regrets the choice of words, which were in no way meant to make light of these serious incidents. The intent was to bring as much attention to this story and have it shared on social media to generate leads for the detective in the hopes of identifying the suspect and to prevent further incidents. In hindsight, the use of a pun was inappropriate in this situation.

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Salem Fire Department Urges Cold Water Safety Awareness
City of Salem - 05/19/17 3:33 PM
SALEM -- The Salem Fire Department reminds everyone to maintain an awareness of the effects of cold water temperatures as summer draws near. The warm and sunny weather is upon us which typically draws many to local bodies of water for various recreational purposes. However, water temperatures typically remain dangerously cold this time of year, even though the air temperatures are warm and the sun is out.

Salem Fire Department Battalion Chief and Water Rescue Team Leader Ty Gunesch reminds everyone to "be aware that the water temperature may be colder than you think and cause a rapid drop in your body temperature." According to the National Center for Cold Water Safety: "Cold water can kill you in less than a minute." A rapid drop in body temperature could impact a person's ability to reach shore.

The National Center for Cold Water Safety recommends the following "Five Gold Rules"

1) Always Wear Your Personal Flotation Device
2) Always Dress For The Water Temperature
3) Field-Test Your Gear
4) Swim-Test Your Gear Every Time You Go Out
5) Imagine The Worst That Could Happen and Plan For It

Fire Chief Mike Niblock encourages everyone to "safely enjoy all the recreational activities the City of Salem has to offer, but to be especially mindful of water temperatures this time of year."
Shooting Incident Investigation UPDATE. Arrest
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/19/17 3:17 PM
On May 18th Clark County Major Crimes detectives arrested a 16 year old Vancouver boy for negligently shooting an acquaintance at a home in the Truman neighborhood. The juveniles name is being withheld. He was arrested for the below mentioned crimes:

Reckless Endangerment
Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
Theft of a Firearm

He was lodged in the Clark County Juvenile facility.

There will be no further information released at this time.




About 10 AM today 911 received a report of a shooting victim at a residence at the 4700 Blk NE 49th Street. Deputies located a 19 YOA male with a single gunshot wound to his leg. The shooting victim was transported to an area hospital with significant but non-life threatening injury. From information the victim provided several individuals are being detained and interviewed by detectives at this time. Truman Elementary was placed into lockdown as a precaution.
Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit are conducting the investigation. No further information will be released at this time.
Off-duty TVF&R Firefighters 'Fill the Boot' for Muscular Dystrophy Association (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 05/19/17 3:13 PM
TVF&R Firefighter Ryan Schenk
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Off-duty Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters will take to the streets in the next two weeks to once again Fill the Boot for MDA.

Firefighters will ask passing motorists to drop a donation into their fire boots at four locations in TVF&R's service area:

Monday, May 22, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the Farmington Road and Highway 217 intersection in Beaverton.

Tuesday, May 23, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at Wilsonville Road and Lower Boones Ferry Road in Wilsonville.

Friday, June 2, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. along First Street and Hancock Street in downtown Newberg.

Saturday, June 3, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at Bridgeport Road and Lower Boones Ferry Road in Tigard.

All funds collected through Tualatin Valley Firefighters Union Local 1660's 2017 Fill the Boot events support MDA's life-enhancing programs, including support groups and clinics, and assist families with medical equipment and costs. They also make MDA summer camp possible so kids with muscle diseases can enjoy a week of fun activities while gaining confidence and independence.

MDA serves more than 1,800 families across the state of Oregon and Southwest Washington with over 150 families in the TVF&R service area that are affected by muscular dystrophy.

For the past 63 years, firefighters have fueled MDA's mission to find treatments and cures for life-threatening muscle diseases, said Elizabeth Squires, associate executive director for MDA's Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter. Muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and other related diseases take away people's ability to walk, move, smile, talk, and even breathe.

To date, the International Association of Fire Fighters has raised nearly $585.5 million for MDA. TVF&R firefighters have raised nearly $640,000 since 2005 for the cause due to the generous support of the community.

"Firefighters are our greatest champions for MDA families, and we are grateful for their ongoing support and dedication," Squires said.

TVF&R firefighters invite the community to join them in filling the boot for MDA. Cash and checks made payable to MDA will be accepted at the four collection events in Beaverton, Wilsonville, Newberg and Tigard. Secure online donations can also be made by visiting
https://filltheboot.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=5463.


Attached Media Files: TVF&R Firefighter Ryan Schenk , TVF&R Firefighter Ryan Schenk looks on as Allison Reetz, the 2017 MDA Oregon Goodwill Ambassador, talks about how the Muscular Dystrophy Association has assisted her family over the years. , Off-duty Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters will take to the streets on May 22 in Beaverton, May 23 in Wilsonville, June 2 in Newberg and June 3 in Tigard to "Fill the Boot" for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Pacific University Names Narcedalia Rodriguez Equity Diversity Inclusion Officer
Pacific University - 05/19/17 2:56 PM
FOREST GROVE -- Pacific University has named Narcedalia Rodriguez as its chief equity diversity inclusion officer (CEDIO), serving as executive director for the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Rodriguez brings more than 25 years of higher education experience, with a substantial background in diversity and inclusion. Most recently, she has served as dean of student development at Portland Community College, Rock Creek Campus, where her other roles since 2000 have included interim campus president, retention and multicultural coordinator, and program advisor for the College Assistance Migrant Program. She also previously held positions at Portland State University, Arizona State University, and Oregon State University.

She holds a master of arts in interdisciplinary studies -- higher education administration and women studies -- from Oregon State University, as well as a bachelor's in sociology and Spanish, also from OSU.

As the CEDIO at Pacific, Rodriguez will be a key member of the Pacific University administration, helping to lead an institution-wide effort to support and further develop our diverse community. She will provide strategic, operational and organizational leadership, working collaboratively with stakeholders throughout the university.

She was one of 75 applicants, nationwide, who expressed enthusiastic interest in the position.

"I am delighted to find such a highly qualified leader from right here in our community," said Pacific University President, Dr. Lesley Hallick. "We are excited to welcome Narce and look forward to continuing our work in growing and supporting a diverse and inclusive community for students, employees and community members here at Pacific."

The executive director for equity, diversity and inclusion is a key leadership position designed to further support the university's long-time tradition for as a nurturing and supportive learning environment, preparing diverse students for success in a global community.

Pacific University is a comprehensive university serving about 3,800 students, with undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, health professions and optometry at campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn, Ore.

Rodriguez begins her appointment on July 5.
State Chief Information Officer's proactive scanning discovers possible security breach
State of Oregon - 05/19/17 2:46 PM
Scans this week performed by the State Chief Information Office (OSCIO) identified potentially malicious activities on two information servers operated by the Department of Environmental Quality. The agency has taken steps to protect sensitive information and eliminate any future intrusion to the agency's information technology systems. Forensic investigations by security experts are ongoing to determine the extent of the incident.

At this time, there is no evidence that sensitive information about individuals, businesses or facilities has been compromised. The agency maintains about 9,000 Social Security Numbers and contact information for about 1,500 current and former employees elsewhere in their network.

If continued investigations do identify compromised sensitive information, OSCIO will work with DEQ to notify and support affected individuals. Support could include providing credit monitoring, if necessary.

At Governor Brown's direction, the OSCIO is conducting a systemic cyber security assessment of all state agencies, starting with the biggest or those agencies having extensive public interactions. These assessments are a proactive effort by the state to minimize risk to the state's electronic information systems, to best protect Oregonians and businesses.
Clark County Medical Examiner's Office Media Release
Communications, Clark County, Wash. - 05/19/17 2:35 PM
The following information is in reference to a recent death investigated by the Clark County Medical Examiner's Office.

The name of the decedent: Martin, John Age: 66 years
This individual died on Wednesday, May 18, 2017 in Vancouver, Wash.
The decedent was a resident of (city/state): Unconfirmed

The opinions listed on the death certification are as follows:
Cause of death: gunshot wound of the torso
Manner of death: homicide

No additional information is available for release from the Medical Examiner's Office. Refer all other inquiries to the Vancouver Police Department.

Media release issue date: prepared Thursday, May 19, 2017

Dr. Martha Burt
Associate Medical Examiner
Water Main Project On NW Cornell Road to Impact Traffic
Portland Water Bureau - 05/19/17 1:21 PM
PORTLAND, OR -- A water main installation project on Northwest Cornell Road between Northwest Skyline Boulevard and the Audubon Society will begin May 22, 2017, and end in early September. Construction work hours are limited to 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays to accommodate commuter traffic.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, portions of the westbound lane of Northwest Cornell Road will be closed and flaggers will direct traffic through the work zone. Work zones will be limited to 1000 feet at a time.

The traveling public is reminded to stay alert and use caution while driving through the construction zone. To avoid traffic delays, motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes around the work site.
The Rise Old Town Celebrates Grand Opening
City of Beaverton - 05/19/17 1:00 PM
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The Rise Old Town, a new apartment building in downtown Beaverton, will celebrate its grand opening Wednesday, May 31.


The event will feature a reception with refreshments and building tours from 3 to 5 p.m. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 3:30 p.m.


The new 3.5 story building, located at 4545 SW Angel Ave in Beaverton, features 87 market-rate apartments. The public-private partnership was supported by $350,000 in transit oriented development grant funds from Metro, as well as investment from the City of Beaverton and tax abatement from the State of Oregon.


The Rise Old Town is a development of Rembold Properties. Since 1974, Rembold has developed more than $700 million of real estate. Rembold projects demonstrate entrepreneurial vision, quality design and construction, as well as proven economic performance.


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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Oregon DHS Announces a Change in Leadership in Child Welfare Program
Oregon Department of Human Services - 05/19/17 1:00 PM
Statement from DHS Director Clyde Saiki:

When the Governor asked me to serve as the Director of DHS, she made it very clear that my top priority is the safety of children entrusted to our care. Improving Child Welfare has been an ongoing challenge for DHS, and today I am announcing a change in leadership in the DHS Child Welfare Program.

Child Welfare Director Lena Alhusseini has submitted her resignation, and I have appointed Deputy Director, Laurie Price, as the interim Director, effective today. We will also begin the process of recruiting for a permanent Child Welfare Director.

Lena accepted a difficult job at a very difficult time, and I want to thank her for her willingness to take on that challenge. She will continue with the agency until September 1, leading the strategic initiative on diversity recruitment in the DHS Office of Human Resources. I respect Lena's vision for child welfare -- a framework of community engagement and support -- and that essential work will continue. However, Lena and I agree that we have not been able to get the results we need to achieve.

Moving forward, our focus must be on the basics: correctly screening reports of abuse and neglect, conducting effective child protective service assessments, making safe and appropriate placements of foster children and youth, and ensuring ongoing oversight and support in family foster care and residential placements. In addition, we must continue our efforts toward the culture change needed to put children's safety at the center of every decision and action.

Lena joined DHS from Brooklyn, New York, where she served as the Executive Director of the Arab-American Family Support Center. She brings nearly 20 years of leadership experience in areas of international development, child protection services, social services and behavioral health, human rights, and community development. She previously served with global organizations such as USAID, UNICEF and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. She also established the first child protection center in the Middle East to address the issue of child abuse. In 2011, President Obama honored her as a White House Champion of Change for her work with child protection, domestic violence and sex trafficking. She has a Master's in Public Administration (NYU) and an MSc degree in Information Technology Engineering.
New Homecare Worker Orientation - Statewide Schedule
Oregon Department of Human Services - 05/19/17 12:00 PM
Aging & People with Disabilities and the Oregon Home Care Commission have launched a new website so that individuals seeking to join the homecare workforce can easily find and register to attend a "New Worker Orientation" in their local community.

One of the strategic goals of the Oregon Home Care Commission is to attract a committed and diverse homecare workforce to meet the specific needs of Oregonians who are older adults and people with disabilities.

Homecare workers provide in-home services for consumers who are eligible for publicly funded in-home programs. Individuals desiring to join this workforce should have the following skills and abilities: excellent communication; attention to detail; flexibility; problem-solving; and the ability to follow directions. They should also exhibit respect for others and have a passion for helping people.

The benefits of joining the homecare workforce include: paid time off; health insurance; workers' compensation; paid trainings; and opportunities for career advancement.

To find and register for a New Worker Orientation near you click on this link: http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/SENIORS-DISABILITIES/HCC/PSW-HCW/Pages/HCW-Orientation.aspx

The Oregon Home Care Commission is responsible for ensuring the quality of home care services that are funded by the Department of Human Services Aging& People with Disabilities program. The Commission's duties and responsibilities include addressing the needs of persons with developmental disabilities, mental illnesses, their family members, and personal support workers while fulfilling its mission. To learn more about the Oregon Home Care Commission: http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/SENIORS-DISABILITIES/HCC/Pages/index.aspx

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Attached Media Files: Homecare Worker Career Flyer
Hockinson School District Board of Directors Regular Meeting
Hockinson Sch. Dist. - 05/19/17 11:50 AM
Date: Monday, May 22, 2017
Time: 6:00 P.M. Regular Board Meeting
Location: Hockinson Middle School Library
Address: 15916 NE 182nd Ave.; Brush Prairie, WA 98606
Updated Traffic Advisory: Crews to pave Highway 43 at Portland-Lake Oswego border Saturday morning, May 20
Portland Bureau of Environmental Services - 05/19/17 11:33 AM
UPDATE (May 19, 2017) - Paving will take place as scheduled but due to high demand for pavement restoration crews, restriping is now scheduled for early June. The current lane restrictions will continue until then.

(May 17, 2017) -- Environmental Services advises the traveling public that crews will pave Highway 43 at the entry to Lake Oswego on Saturday, May 20 from 4 a.m. to 11 a.m. One lane will be open in each direction at all times

Once complete, the lane restrictions that have been in place since April for a sewer repair project will be lifted. Paving is taking place about two weeks ahead of schedule.

The traveling public is advised to travel cautiously and to observe signage. The early morning paving schedule was chosen to minimize travel impacts.

Crews have finished installing two manholes and about 80 feet of pipe under Highway 43 between SW Terwilliger Blvd and SW E Avenue. The work is part of the SW Terwilliger Sewer Project to improve wastewater collection in the area and to protect water quality, public health, and our environment.

SW Terwilliger Blvd WILL REMAIN CLOSED from Highway 43 to SW Castleridge Lane until the project is complete, no later than August.

For additional information, including progress photos and maps, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/swterwilliger.

The Bureau of Environmental Services works with Portland residents and businesses to protect water quality, public health, and the environment through wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration. www.portlandoregon.gov/bes. Follow on Twitter @besportland

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Artists Invited to Submit Designs for Vinyl Art Beautification Project (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 05/19/17 11:32 AM
The City of Beaverton is now accepting design entries for the 2017 Beautify Beaverton vinyl art project. Selected images will be printed on high quality, adhesive vinyl and wrapped around utility and traffic signal boxes around Beaverton. In 2016, more th
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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The City of Beaverton invites artists to submit images for the 2017 Beautify Beaverton project. The selected artwork will enhance Beaverton's existing infrastructure by transforming utility and traffic signal boxes into artistic features throughout the city.


Images selected will be printed on high-quality, adhesive vinyl material and wrapped around utility and traffic signal boxes around Beaverton. These art wraps will remain on display for at least a year. This project is part of the City of Beaverton's public art master plan. Artists are encouraged to represent Beaverton and its diverse and vibrant community in their proposed designs.


In 2016, more than 40 city-owned trash receptacles received a makeover. To view these wraps and learn more about the project, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/VinylArtWraps.


Clean Slate Group will be installing the vinyl art wraps on behalf of the city. To view past work, visit www.cleanslategroupus.com.


Applications are due Monday, June 12 by 11 p.m. Students and emerging artists are encouraged to apply. Artists may submit up to 5 images for consideration. Artists who submit designs that are selected for this project will receive a stipend of $200 per selected design. More than one of an artist's designs may be selected. To view the Call to Artists and to apply, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/CalltoArtists.


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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Attached Media Files: The City of Beaverton is now accepting design entries for the 2017 Beautify Beaverton vinyl art project. Selected images will be printed on high quality, adhesive vinyl and wrapped around utility and traffic signal boxes around Beaverton. In 2016, more th
Reward Offered in Fatal Hit and Run - Crime Stoppers Featured Case #17-17 (Photo)
Crime Stoppers of Oregon - 05/19/17 10:08 AM
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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a fatal hit and run crash.

On Friday May 5, 2017, at 4:33 a.m., Portland East Precinct responded to the report that a pedestrian was hit by a driver on Southeast 82nd Avenue, just south of Flavel Street and that the involved driver left the scene.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and found 45-year-old Theodore Cornelius Jones lying on the sidewalk, suffering from traumatic injuries. Jones was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment but did not survive his injuries.

Video footage of the incident indicates that the suspect driver was in a smaller, dark-colored sedan and continued to drive southbound on 82nd Avenue after striking the pedestrian. The vehicle likely would have sustained damage to the hood and windshield.

Video of the crash is available for viewing and download at https://youtu.be/q-JSGe8AMfY

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app for the iPhone or Droid.

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Point West to host 4th Annual Credit Union for Kids Bowling Fundraiser
Point West Credit Union - 05/19/17 10:04 AM
PORTLAND, OR -- Point West Credit Union invites its members, fellow credit unions, partners and the public at-large to join them on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 11:30 am -- 2:30 pm for their 4th Annual Bowling for Credit Unions for Kids event. This fun, family-friendly event will take place at the Milwaukie Bowl 300 Lanes located at 3056 SE Harrison St, Milwaukie, OR 97222.

The cost per participant is $20 per individual, $35 Per Couple which includes shoes, two games, and unlimited pizza and soft drinks. Everyone -- members, vendors, credit union friends and the public at large -- is welcomed and encouraged to participate! All proceeds benefit our local Children's Miracle Network Hospital, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, via Credit Unions for Kids.
For those interested, lane sponsorships are also available for $200. Sponsorships include bowling for six individuals, recognition during the event, and signage on one lane.

In addition to the bowling excitement, a raffle and silent auction will be held with a variety of fantastic items donated by staff, members, local businesses and credit union vendors.
Last year's event raised $5,000 to benefit Credit Unions for Kids. This year, Point West has secured a CO-OP Miracle Match, which will match funds raised dollar for dollar, up to $10,000. Thank you to CO-OP for this fantastic opportunity!

To RSVP or become a sponsor, visit https://creditunion4kidsbowling.eventbrite.com. For additional information, please contact Sarah Bailey at 503.546.5367 or sbailey@pointwestcu.com. Please RSVP by no later than Thursday June 1, 2017 by 3:00 pm. Complete details may also be found at www.pointwestcu.com.

Credit Unions for Kids is a nonprofit collaboration of credit unions, chapters, leagues/associations and business partners from across the country, engaged in fundraising activities to benefit 170 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, including Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland, OR. Adopted as our movement's charity of choice, credit unions are the 3rd largest sponsor of CMN Hospitals. Find out more at www.cu4kids.org.

Point West Credit Union is 100% not-for-profit, member-owned awesomeness headquartered in Portland, Oregon. With a bilingual staff ready to help its members achieve financial empowerment, Point West works with its community partners to bring inclusion and equity to the underserved, and needed capital to local microenterprise businesses--all with an unwavering commitment to its members and cooperative development. Find out more and join Point West today at www.pointwestcu.com.
Click It or Ticket Seat Belt Enforcement: Keeping Families Alive
Clark Co. Traffic Safety Task Force - Target Zero - 05/19/17 9:56 AM
The national "Click It or Ticket," seat belt enforcement campaign, will take place May 22 through June 4. Law enforcement from Battle Ground, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver and Washougal Police Departments, the Clark County Sheriff's Office, Washington State Patrol and Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) will be placing special emphasis on seat belt and proper child restraint use.
Portland Police Canine Memorial Statue to be Dedicated Tomorrow (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/19/17 9:00 AM
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On Saturday May 20, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Canine Unit will be hosting an open house and dedication ceremony for the newly created Canine Memorial.

The memorial is located in front of the Canine Unit office and public safety building at 4735 East Burnside Street, formerly known as Southeast Precinct.

A brief dedication ceremony will be held from 11:30 to 11:45 a.m. Members of the public are invited to attend and share in the dedication ceremony. A flyer is attached for download and sharing on social media.

This memorial project was made possible through countless hours of work by local artist Richard A. Moore III, as well as many generous donors, including the Portland Police Historical Society and Advantis Credit Union, following the tragic shooting death of Portland Police K-9 Mick in 2014.

The memorial will honor Mick and Argos, who was the first Portland Police K-9 killed in the line of duty on June 5, 1987.

Meet the entire PPB Canine Unit
Meet the artist Richard A. Moore III
K-9 exhibits and demonstrations
Refreshments and snacks provided by Boyd's Coffee and Jazzy Bagels
PPB Honor Guard to present colors
PPB Highland Guard

Parking located at the Portland Montessori surface lot at Southeast 50th Avenue and Couch Street behind the precinct.

Please join us as we conclude Police Memorial Week 2017 to honor our canine partners who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving the citizens of Portland.

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40-Year-Old Man Injured in Overnight Shooting in Southeast Portland
Portland Police Bureau - 05/19/17 8:52 AM
On Thursday May 18, 2017, at 11:38 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance and shooting in eh 2100 block of Southeast 174th Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that a gunshot victim was calling from in front of Portland Fire & Rescue Station 31, located a few blocks north of the shooting location.

Paramedics and firefighters began treating the victim, a 40-year-old male, who was then transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital with serious injuries but is expected to survive.

Officers learned that there was disturbance involving several people outside the initial location and that several shots were fired by an unknown person, resulting in the victim's injuries.

There is no suspect information and detectives would like to hear with anyone with information.

Anyone with information is asked to call Assault detectives at 503-823-0400.

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34-Year-Old Man Shot Outside Club in Raleigh Hills
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/19/17 8:28 AM
Early Friday morning, Washington County Deputies responded to a club in the Raleigh Hills area on a reported assault with weapon. One man was shot multiple times and succumbed to his injuries.

On Friday May 19, 2017, at 1:35 a.m., Deputies responded to the Xpose club located at 10270 SW Canyon Road in Beaverton. Upon arrival, deputies located one victim, who was shot multiple times. He was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries. The victim, Mr. Ramon Harris, age 34 of Portland, was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The shooting does not appear to be random.

The Washington County Major Crimes Team responded to the scene and is currently working all available leads. The investigation is on-going and no further information available at this time.

The next of kin have been notified.


Attached Media Files: 2017-05/1128/104545/PR170519_36-Year-Old_Man_Shot_Outside_Club.pdf
City receives $5.8 million in applications for affordable housing funding
City of Vancouver - 05/19/17 8:00 AM
Vancouver, Wash. -- The first year of the City's new voter-approved Affordable Housing Fund is getting off to a promising start, with $5.8 million in project applications submitted for funding consideration in 2017.

The City received 10 project proposals that would provide much-needed housing for low income residents and those experiencing homelessness.

A total of $3.7 million is available this year for affordable housing projects within the city. The Vancouver City Council will make a final decision on how the funding will be spent this summer.

"We have received an impressive group of applications for some very worthy projects that, if fully funded, would build 237 new housing units and rehabilitate or preserve 28 more," said City of Vancouver Community and Economic Development Programs Manager Peggy Sheehan. "It's wonderful to see so many agencies and organizations interested in helping find solutions for our low-income housing crisis."

Project proposals received by the City include:

Improvements to an existing home for single homeless mothers who are pregnant or parenting infants ($35,000)
Construction of 49 low-income units, 37 of which would serve formerly homeless families and individuals ($1,032,520)
Construction of 28 low-income units, 75 percent of which would be dedicated to people experiencing homelessness ($900,000)
Construction of 30 units, 24 of which would be for low-income renters ($500,000)
Construction of 30 units for chronically mentally ill homeless individuals ($500,000)
Construction of four rent-to-own single family homes targeted to low income families with children ($200,000)
Rehabilitation of two existing affordable housing properties that serve chronically homeless individuals and families ($89,000)
Rehabilitation of an existing 20-unit affordable apartment building to serve seniors, chronically homeless individuals and veterans ($335,000)
Construction of 18 low-income units in two buildings serving formerly homeless individuals and people with developmental disabilities ($250,000)
Construction of 40 low-income units in a 78-unit mixed-income development serving families with children, seniors and formerly homeless individuals ($2 million)

For more information about Vancouver's Affordable Housing Fund, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/AffordableHousingFund.

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Committee to review historic building grant applications
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 05/19/17 7:32 AM
Two separate committees will meet to score and rank applications for the Preserving Oregon and Diamonds in the Rough Grant programs. The recommendations from the committees will be forwarded to the State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation for final review and approval on June 16 in Redmond. Both meetings will be at the North Mall Office Building, 725 Summer Street, NE, and can also be accessed by phone.

The Preserving Oregon Grant committee will meet June 6, 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. in room 124B. Call in information is (872) 240-3311, access Code: 630-845-173.

The Diamonds in the Rough Grant committee will meet June 8, 8:30 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m. in room 124A. Call in information is (571) 317-3122, access Code: 824-082-677.

For information about the grants contact Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685 or by e-mail: Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov .
Two state heritage boards to meet June 5
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 05/19/17 7:30 AM
Two state heritage boards will meet June 6 to make grant awards. The meetings of the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries and the Oregon Heritage Commission are open to the public and their agendas include opportunities for public comment.

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The Oregon Heritage Commission will meet through a teleconference call at 2 p.m. on June 5. A public listening room will be provided in Room 147 of the North Mall Office Building, 725 Summer St. NE, Salem. Its agenda includes approval of Oregon Museum Grants, and other heritage topics.

The Heritage Commission is comprised of nine people representing Oregon's heritage and geographical diversity who have been appointed by the Governor. There are nine advisory representatives from state agencies and statewide organizations. The mission of the Oregon Heritage Commission is to secure, sustain, and enhance Oregon's heritage by ensuring coordination of heritage initiatives by public and private organizations; advocacy on its behalf; education of the public about its extent and value; and promotion and celebration of its diversity. For more information, contact coordinator Todd Mayberry at 503-986-0696 or Todd.Mayberry@oregon.gov .

For more information about the commission, visit www.oregonheritage.org

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The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries will meet by conference call at 11 a.m. Its agenda includes approval of Oregon Historic Cemeteries Grants.

State law established the seven-member Commission to maintain a listing of all historic cemeteries and gravesites in Oregon; promote public education on the significance of historic cemeteries; and help obtain financial and technical assistance for restoring, improving and maintaining their appearances. More information about commission activities, contact coordinator Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685 or by e-mail at kuri.gill@oregon.gov

For more information about the commission, visit www.oregonheritage.org
Media Staging for Incident at Xpose in Beaverton
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/19/17 3:09 AM
Media stage at Canyon and Walker

10000 SW Canyon Rd
Portland, OR 97225

PIO en-route, approximately 30 minutes.
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Man Arrested after Firing Gun During Argument with Mother (Photo)
West Linn Police Dept. - 05/18/17 9:31 PM
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On Thursday May 18, 2017 at about 1649 hours West Linn Police Officers were dispatched to a suspicious circumstances call in the 6200 Block of Preakness. The original caller stated that they had heard a female say "what are you going to do, shoot me?" and a male voice say "I'm not going to jail."

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the female home owner by phone and quickly learned that her son, 30 year old Tyler Edward Kern of West Linn, was armed with a handgun and that she was not safe. Officers established a perimeter and opened a dialogue with the Mr. Kern who allowed his mother to leave. Approximately an hour later the incident was peacefully resolved when Mr. Kern came out of the residence and was taken into custody without incident.

Investigators learned that during an argument with his mother Mr. Kern assaulted her, pointed a gun at her and threatened to kill her, and fired the gun into the ceiling. The victim was treated at the scene for minor injuries by TVF&R and AMR.

Mr. Kern was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on charges of Menacing, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Assault 4, and Strangulation. The case will now be forwarded to the Clackamas County District Attorney.

The West Linn Police Department works collaboratively with government agencies and community organizations that provide access to advocacy services to victims of domestic and sexual violence.

In Clackamas County, Clackamas Women's Services offers comprehensive, responsive solutions for adults and children impacted by domestic and sexual violence. The 24-hour crisis line is 888-654-2288. Call to Safety offers 24-hour phone assistance throughout the metro area in English at 503-235-5333 and El Program Hispano Católico offers the Linéa UNICA, a 24-hour Spanish-language crisis line at 503-232-4448. A Safe Place Family Justice Center in Clackamas County and The Gateway Center in Portland provide drop-in support Monday-Friday


Attached Media Files: Kern, Tyler Edward 30 yoa
Press Conference Set for Monday May 22nd at Bend PD
Bend Police Dept. - 05/18/17 9:01 PM
Note to media: Please review suicide reporting recommendations prior to the press conference.

http://reportingonsuicide.org/recommendations/

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 18, 2017

Contact: Julianne Repman, Safe Schools Alliance Facilitator, 541.355.1010

Safe Schools Alliance Partners Kickoff Youth Suicide Hope & Help Education Series
Media Invited to Press Conference on May 22 in Bend.

Transitioning into adulthood can bring big changes and intense challenges. In Oregon, suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth aged 15-24, surpassed only by accidents. Tragically, between January 1 through May 15 of this year, the Deschutes County Medical Examiner reports that two local youth ended their lives by suicide.

"Teen suicide is a serious problem, but there is hope," said Dr. Susan Keys, National Youth Suicide expert and Bend resident. "Teen suicide is preventable, there are signs to watch for and resources for help."

Dr. Keys is one of more than a dozen local leaders coming together to kick off the Hope & Help Education Series on Monday, May 22 at 10 a.m. at Bend's Municipal Court at 555 NE 15th Street (Corner of Hwy 20 and 15th) in Bend to raise awareness about youth suicide and help our community better prevent its occurrence.

Dr. Keys will be joined at a press conference by Bend Police Chief Jim Porter, Youth Mental Health Specialist Cheryl Emerson, Deschutes County Suicide Prevention Coordinator David Visiko and Medical Director, Dr. Wil Berry, Bend-La Pine Schools Superintendent Shay Mikalson, Sisters School District Superintendent Curtiss Scholl, Redmond School District Executive Director Martha Hinman, St. Charles Heath Services Director of Inpatient Behavioral Health Services Molly Darling, Crook County Schools Principal Kurt Sloper, High Desert Education Service District Superintendent John Rexford, members of the Sunriver, Redmond and Crook County law enforcement agencies and Deschutes County Sheriff's Office.

"Teen suicide is a growing health concern," said Rexford. "With summer vacation just weeks away, Safe Schools Alliance partners want to ensure that parents and students have the resources they need to proactively engage their friends and loved ones in meaningful ways that both help and provide hope to those at risk."

During the press conference, local leaders will announce several upcoming opportunities for family members and their middle and high school youth to attend Safe Schools Alliance's Hope & Help sponsored education events: The Reasons You Need to Know About Youth Suicide. These events will provide attendees with information about suicide prevention, how to find help in the community, particularly when students are away from school in the summer, and how to navigate current entertainment in a way that facilitates parent-child communication.

"As a parent, it is difficult at times to recognize the difference between the typical problems teens have while growing up verses the more serious ones," said Visiko. "These Hope & Help events will empower parents and youth to talk about suicide, depression in productive, meaningful ways and how to find resources."

During the Hope & Help events, panelists will give students the tools they need to navigate the things they see on social media and on television.

"It's pervasive. Youth may identify with characters they see in comics, on Netflix, or in other media," said Visiko. "It's important for them to know that there are healthy ways to cope. If they have watched something and need support, we want to encourage them to reach out and talk with a trusted adult."

Law enforcement, education professionals, behavioral health professionals, family survivors and advocacy members of our communities are aware of the suicide trends among our youth and share a deep concern about this trend.

"We as law enforcement realize we are the guardians of our communities," said Chief Porter. "As we move forward in the coming weeks and months, we will take great responsibility in making our communities safe and finding solutions to the problems that threaten the safety of our community."
If you or someone you know needs help immediately, you should take one of the following actions:

Call 9-1-1
Call the Lifeline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255)
Text '273TALK' to 839-863
Crisis line 541-322-7500, ext 9
Contact your school counseling center or other mental health professional
Crisis walk-in, 2577 NE Courtney, Bend, Monday - Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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UPDATE #3 -ARREST - Death Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Lents Neighborhood (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/18/17 8:05 PM
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This afternoon, the US Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force arrested 38-year-old Michael Allen Shipley on two outstanding arrest warrants and probable cause for murder in connection with the death of Brian Bruns on Tuesday evening.

Homicide detectives booked Shipley into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Murder as well as the two outstanding warrants. He will be arraigned on Friday.

Detectives are continuing to seek information from potential witnesses. Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to contact Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319, mark.slater@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762, erik.kammerer@portlandoregon.gov.

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The person found deceased last night has been identified as 53-year-old Brian Elliot Bruns of Southeast Portland. Late this afternoon, the Oregon State Medical Examiner determined that Bruns died of homicidal violence/stab wounds.

Detectives are not releasing any additional information about the nature of the injuries or weapon used in the stabbing. Detectives are actively pursuing leads but do not have any suspect information to share at this time.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to contact Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319, mark.slater@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762, erik.kammerer@portlandoregon.gov.

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Homicide detectives are in the early stages of an investigation into the death of an adult male in Southeast Portland. The victim appears to be in his 20s to 40s and has not been identified. Detectives are asking that anyone with information call the Police Non-Emergency Line tonight at 503-823-3333, or the Detective Division tomorrow at 503-823-0400.

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On Tuesday May 16, 2017, at 8:36 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance in the 4400 block of Southeast 99th Avenue and that someone was injured in a fight.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a person appearing to be suffering from traumatic injuries. Medical personnel determined that the person was deceased.

Based on preliminary information, Homicide detectives are responding to conduct a death investigation.

There have been no arrests and no additional is information available at this time.

Interested media should stage on the northeast corner of Southeast 99th Avenue and Holgate Boulevard. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene.

99th Avenue is closed to all traffic between Holgate Boulevard and Cora Street.

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Monday, May 22, 2017 Retiree Social, Executive & Regular Board Business Meeting Agenda
Parkrose Sch. Dist. - 05/18/17 5:52 PM
The Parkrose Board of Education of School District No. 3, Multnomah County, Oregon, will convene in a Retiree Social, Executive & Regular Board Business Meeting on Monday, May 22, 2017 in the Boardroom at the Parkrose District Office located at 10636 NE Prescott St., Portland, Oregon at the hour of 5:30pm (Regular Business Meeting starts at 6:30pm). The Board will hear presentations from: the Prescott Panther band, Keija Lee, Elevate Oregon and All Hands Raised. They will also recognize Grand Master Choi, Sunrise Taekwondo and the United States Taekwondo Education Foundation. They will receive reports from the Associated Study Body, Superintendent's Office, School Improvement, Technology, Student Services and the Business Office. The Board will take action on consent agenda and a revision to the 2017-2018 district calendar. They will report on their Board Business including: Appreciative Inquiry, Committee reports, Legislative update, Board Retreat, select an Administrative Team agreement discussion liaison and be available to hear Citizen Comments twice during the Business Meeting. The agenda is posted on the Parkrose School District Website at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1000205

Please be sure to join us for the annual Retiree Social & Recognition from 5:30p.m.-6:30p.m in the Boardroom!
Battle Ground Public Schools asks community for input
Battle Ground Sch. Dist. - 05/18/17 5:26 PM
Battle Ground Public Schools is asking the community, parents and staff to share their thoughts, concerns and ideas for the district in a Thoughtexchange community engagement survey that will be open May 23-June 2. The district will send an email invite to parents and staff to join the anonymous conversation when it opens online, and community members also can sign up online to receive the invitation: http://signup.thotex.com/battlegroundps/bHJ.

The district is gathering community feedback as it prepares for the transition this summer to a new superintendent. Current assistant superintendent of Teaching and Learning Mark Ross will replace Superintendent Mark Hottowe, who is retiring at the end of June after 40 years in education. Survey participants will be asked to answer four questions about what they appreciate about the district, what are their concerns about the district, educational opportunities for students, and what questions they have for Battle Ground Public Schools.

Schools and the district office can use the feedback in its planning. "We know people are busy and recognize that it can be difficult to attend another meeting," Hottowe said. "This process lets our stakeholders engage in a community-wide conversation from the comfort of their homes and gives us a community voice."

All community members are invited to participate in this process. Community members who do not receive an email invitation can self-register to join the conversation online at http://signup.thotex.com/battlegroundps/bHJ.

This is the third community engagement survey the district has conducted in the past three years. The first survey in 2015 had more than 2,500 respondents who shared their thoughts on the district's strengths and challenges and provided valuable information that Battle Ground Public Schools incorporated into the district's Strategic Plan.

Just as with the past Thoughtexchange surveys, the process will be delivered in three steps: Share (collection of ideas), Star (consider other points of view) and Discover (learn what is important to the group). The Share step will begin Tuesday, May 23 with the Star step occurring in June and the Discover step in the fall. More information about this and previous Thoughtexchange surveys is available on the district website: http://www.battlegroundps.org/thoughtexchange.

Community members can contact the district's communication office for additional information: communication@battlegroundps.org or (360) 885-5470.
Tip of the Week May 22, 2017 - Motorcycle Safety
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - 05/18/17 5:10 PM
TIP OF THE WEEK

Date: May 15, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sheriff Curtis Landers
541-265-0652
clanders@co.lincoln.or.us

MOTORCYCLE SAFETY

May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. The National Safety Council (NSC) reminds both riders and drivers to do their part to keep everyone safe.

In 2015, there were 4,976 motorcycle riders and passengers who died in crashes. That same year had nearly 88,000 nonfatal injuries according to statistics published by the NSC. Fatalities among motorcycle riders and passengers increased nearly 3% from 2006 to 2015.

Motorcycles make up 3% of all registered vehicles and only .7% of all vehicle miles traveled in the U.S. However, motorcyclists accounted for 14% of all traffic fatalities, 17% of all occupant fatalities and 4% of all occupant injuries in 2014," according to the NSC publication Injury Facts(R) 2017.

Nearly one-third of riders who died in a motorcycle crash in 2014 were alcohol-impaired. In 2015, speeding was a factor in more than 30% of motorcycle crashes. Also that year, 35% of all fatalities were riders 50 years of age and older. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, those older riders were ones who had ridden motorcycles in their 20's and decided to take it up again in their late 40's to 60's. Some of the challenges they faced in today's world were more traffic, more powerful bikes, more distracted drivers and diminished physical skills.

The most important equipment a biker can use? A HELMET! It is estimated that 1,772 lives were saved in 2015 by the use of helmets for both operators and passengers. An additional 740 lives could have been saved that year if they had all worn helmets.

In addition to wearing a helmet, we urge you to follow these safety rules:

?NLG~ Drive Defensively
?NLG~ Use headlights day and night
?NLG~ Watch for hazards in the road such as potholes, oil slicks, gravel and debris
?NLG~ Wear durable clothing that is bright and/or reflective as well as boots that cover the ankles
?NLG~ DON'T drink and ride
?NLG~ DON'T speed

For more information and tips, visit our website at www.lincolncountysheriff.net and Like us on Facebook at Lincoln County Sheriff's Office -- Oregon.

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Vancouver Fire Chief selected for FEMA RESPONSE subcommittee
City of Vancouver - 05/18/17 4:41 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- The City of Vancouver's Fire Chief Joseph Molina has been selected to serve as a member of the FEMA National Advisory Council RESPONSE Subcommittee. Chief Molina will be one of 22 members, and one of three fire chiefs, to serve on the subcommittee.

Recent legislation directed FEMA to establish the Railroad Emergency Services Preparedness Operational Needs and Safety Evaluation (RESPONSE) Subcommittee under its National Advisory Council to provide recommendations regarding emergency responder training and resources related to hazardous materials incidents involving railroads.

Letters of support for Molina's application were submitted by all three members of the city's congressional delegation, U.S. Senator Patty Murray, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell and U.S. Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler.

"I'd like to thank our congressional delegation for supporting the Vancouver Fire Chief's membership in this important subcommittee. With the potential for the largest oil terminal in the country being sited in our city and thousands of gallons of crude-by-rail transported through our most densely populated areas, it is more important than ever that Vancouver have a voice at the table surrounding emergency response and preparedness," said Vancouver Mayor Timothy D. Leavitt.

"Vancouver is fortunate to have the opportunity to provide our input as a member of the Subcommittee and ensure that our voice is heard at the federal level," said Vancouver Fire Chief Molina. "Our participation will allow us to bring attention to our community's needs regarding the rail transportation of hazardous materials in our city."

The first meeting of the subcommittee will be May 18, 2017.

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OHA announces Tribal Affairs director (Photo)
Oregon Health Authority - 05/18/17 4:10 PM
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Julie Johnson is the Oregon Health Authority's Director of Tribal Affairs, serving as a liaison for tribes and a senior advisor to OHA Director Lynne Saxton.

"I am excited Julie is stepping into this role and bringing her 20 years of experience working with our tribes to improve the health of all Oregonians," said Director Saxton.

Julie has been the interim Director of Tribal Affairs for six months.
She is an enrolled member of the Ft. McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone Tribes. Her husband and four daughters are enrolled members of the Burns Paiute Tribe. A native of Oregon, Julie has worked with tribal people for two decades. At OHA, she has served as a Tribal Liaison for three years, working in Substance Abuse Prevention, Addictions and Mental Health, and Health Promotion. She lived and worked on the Burns Paiute Reservation for 13 years, working to build a healthier community, and she also worked for the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs as a Head Start Teacher for five years.

"I am greatly honored and truly blessed to serve the tribal people of Oregon and the Oregon Health Authority in this capacity," Johnson said. "I am committed to the continued efforts of honoring our government to government relationships and improving health services to our Native people."


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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/18/17 4:00 PM
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The Portland Police Bureau directs member action through the establishment of policy, procedure and rule, as found within Bureau directives.

Currently, the Bureau in the process of reviewing all of its directives and is asking for the community's feedback regarding the following:

1245.00 Vehicles, Off-Duty Use by Authorized Members
1230.20 Parking of Bureau Vehicles
416.00 Post Officer Involved Deadly Force/Temporary Altered Duty

Community members are encouraged to read the directives and provide drafting comments at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/59757

This web page also enables community members to sign up for email notifications when new directives are posted for review.

These directives will remain posted and comments collected through June 14, 2017.

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Community Partners Celebrate 20 Years of State Tobacco Prevention Achievements at Salem Event
Oregon Health Authority - 05/18/17 3:10 PM
May 18, 2017

Media Contact:
Tony Andersen, 971-239-6483, Tony.A.Andersen@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Community Partners Celebrate 20 Years of State Tobacco Prevention Achievements at Salem Event

SALEM, Ore.----Oregon Governor Kate Brown and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) held a news conference and celebration this morning in Salem to mark 20 years of tobacco prevention successes in Oregon. OHA also announced their state tobacco prevention strategies moving forward, which will focus on raising the price of tobacco, protecting the Indoor Clean Air Act (ICAA), and protecting kids from tobacco.

The event specifically celebrated Oregonians' decision in 1996 to pass a ballot measure that increased the price of tobacco and dedicated a portion of tobacco tax sales revenue to prevention efforts.

These public health initiatives, backed by Oregon voters, aim to keep kids and young people from starting to use tobacco, and to helping tobacco users quit. Since 1997, per capita cigarette pack sales have declined by more than 55 percent.

Governor Brown thanked legislative champions and partners for their hard work over the years to keep Oregonians, particularly youth and young adults, safe from the harms of tobacco. She also presented an award to Oregon high school students who are members of Rebels for a Cause, a student led group from Washington County, for their work to raise awareness about the dangers of tobacco to Oregon youth. The award, a Douglas Fir tree to be planted at their high school, symbolizes every Oregonian's right to breathe clean air free from dangerous tobacco smoke.

"I'm so thrilled to be here today to celebrate 20 years of tobacco prevention in Oregon," Governor Kate Brown said. "TPEP has supported critical community-driven programs that have helped build healthier communities across the state. These programs are proof that when we work together, we can find solutions to create a healthier, more prosperous Oregon."

Oregon has been a longtime leader in tobacco prevention. In 1998, Oregon launched the Tobacco Quit Line, the first state to offer over-the-phone help to tobacco users who want to quit, and in 2007, the state passed the ICAA, a smokefree workplace law that included bars, taverns, restaurants, bingo halls and bowling centers. In more recent years, Oregon state parks became smokefree in 2014, and just this spring, Lane County passed Tobacco 21, increasing the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21.

"Big tobacco companies continue to target our kids and minority groups through aggressive marketing tactics, including flavored products and colorful packaging," said Paula Jacobs, instructor with Beaverton School District Health Careers Program and advisor to Rebels for a Cause, a group of 65 high school students focused on youth tobacco prevention in Washington County. "We must work together to keep our kids and communities safe from the dangers of tobacco."

"We've come a long way in twenty years, but there's still work to be done," said Oregon Health Authority Director Lynne Saxton. "Tobacco is still the number one preventable cause of death and disease in Oregon, responsible for more than 7,000 deaths each year."

DROPBOX LINK TO EVENT FOOTAGE: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/w7edzegl353g5ky/AAAjn9g3Exs8UoM9zBU1qdMfa?dl=0

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Cowlitz Sheriff releases video of arson of coffee stand: Seeks public help on case.
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/18/17 2:50 PM
On Sunday, May 7, 2017 at around 1:00 AM, a subject entered the coffee stand at Drew's Grocery - 5304 Spirit Lake Hwy in Toutle, WA. Within minutes, fire erupts and the subject is seen running from the coffee stand. Toutle Fire quickly responded and extinguished the fire, but the building was a complete loss.

The event was captured by a video camera and can be viewed on youtube at this link:

https://youtu.be/fwxd07-NWBk

The building is owned by Connie Gorman. The coffee stand was operated by Dexter "Juice" Solomon and his wife, Patricia "Patti" Solomon.

The subject responsible for the fire likely sustained burns. If anyone has any information on the fire, or might be able to identify the subject running from the building, please contact Sgt. Troy Brightbill or Detective Lorenzo Gladson at 577-3092.

People who want to remain anonymous can use the smart phone app "Tip411" and make the information to the attention of the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office
OHA using van to take HIV survey, testing effort to target populations (Photo)
Oregon Health Authority - 05/18/17 2:29 PM
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May 18, 2017

Media contacts:
Jonathan Modie, OHA, 971-246-9139, PHD.Communications@state.or.us
Peter Parisot, Cascade AIDS Project, 503-278-3850, pparisot@cascadeaids.org

OHA using van to take HIV survey, testing effort to target populations
'Chime In' effort is part of End HIV Oregon effort launched in December 2016

PORTLAND, OR--The Oregon Health Authority is deploying a new piece of technology as it helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention learn more about risk behaviors among groups at highest risk for HIV infection: a Ford Transit van.

The van is emblazoned with the logo of Chime In, the local name for the CDC-funded National HIV Behavioral Surveillance Project (NHBS) that OHA and Portland State University are conducting in partnership with the Cascade AIDS Project (CAP). Starting in June, the van will be deployed to dozens of venues in the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area that are popular with the project's focus population: gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men.

Members of the Chime In staff, who are based in the HIV Program at the OHA's Public Health Division and CAP, will conduct surveys of individuals at 15 to 30 randomly selected venues--bars, clubs, sporting events, social and community events--up to two times per month. They will also conduct interviews at special events such as PRIDE. Participants will receive $25 cash for completing an interview, and $25 for taking an HIV test.

"We want people to recognize the Chime In van and participate in the survey if they're approached by a member of the Chime In team," said Sean Schafer, MD, medical director for HIV programs at OHA. "Participants will be helping us gather important information about risk behaviors, and they get a test in the process so they can learn their HIV status."

The van can accommodate up to three interview and HIV tests at a time. Both the survey and test are anonymous, and participants have the option of opting out of the HIV test. People should know that the Chime In surveyors are actually prohibited from interviewing people who approach the Chime In van or staff on their own. Participants must wait to be invited to participate.

Questions in the survey are related to risk behaviors and prevention services among groups at highest risk for HIV infection. Anonymous HIV testing builds knowledge of the prevalence of previously unrecognized HIV infection among men who have sex with men in the Portland-Vancouver area. Locally specific questions help inform public health officials and others about the uptake and impact of public health activities designed to reduce HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.

In addition, local questions collect information about other important health issues such as homelessness and opioid misuse. Overall, Chime In helps state and local health departments establish and maintain better HIV prevention and treatment programs for people in the Portland and Vancouver area.

The survey will contribute data crucial to the state's End HIV Oregon initiative, which aims to eliminate all new HIV infections within the next five years, and ensure that all people living with HIV have access to high-quality care, free from stigma and discrimination.

"CAP is taking an active role in training the Chime In staff on topics such as working with LGBTQ+ community, HIV testing, HIV, sexually transmitted infections and PrEP," said Caitlin Wells, CAP's director of prevention and education. PrEP is the acronym for pre-exposure prophylaxis, a daily pill that prevents HIV infection.

"We are also working on formative parts of the project, including providing input on survey locations and local questions to add to the project," Wells added. "The Chime In program will support CAP's mission to promote health equity in our community by ensuring that the data exist to accurately track and reach people who are at risk for HIV."

The population surveyed in NHBS rotates annually among three groups: men who have sex with men (MSM), people who inject drugs (PWID), and heterosexuals at increased risk of HIV (HET). In 2017, the survey population is men who have sex with men.

The Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area is one of 22 cities across the country that participates in NHBS.

For more information about Chime In, visit www.ChimeInSurvey.org.

View a YouTube video about Chime In at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRcqoMHKjKA.

About Cascade AIDS Project
Cascade AIDS Project is the oldest and largest AIDS Service Organization in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Prism Health, a primary care health center, is an integral part of CAP's expanding mission to serve the broader LGBTQ+ community and will help remove barriers and improve access to health care for all LGBTQ+ individuals. For more information about CAP or Prism Health, visit www.cascadeaids.org or www.prismhealth.org.


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Ridgefield High School Students Honored for Achievements in STEM (Photo)
Ridgefield Sch. Dist. - 05/18/17 2:16 PM
AAUW award recipients from Ridgefield High School (from left) Sally Bishop-Smith, Natalie Dean, and Kaitlan Miller.
AAUW award recipients from Ridgefield High School (from left) Sally Bishop-Smith, Natalie Dean, and Kaitlan Miller.
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Thursday, May 18, 2017 -- Ridgefield, Washington -- Three Ridgefield High School students were presented with Certificates of Excellence on April 29th by the local branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) for their achievements in the high school's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) program.

The awards were presented by AAUW Washington State at a recognition ceremony at Washington State University-Vancouver.

RHS junior, Sally Bishop-Smith, won the award for Mathematics. Natalie Dean, also a junior, received the award for Science, and Kaitlan Miller, a sophomore, was recognized for her achievement in Technology.

The young women were nominated by the Ridgefield High School faculty for their outstanding accomplishments in STEM.

The American Association of University Women is a nationwide organization committed to encouraging women and girls to pursue success in the STEM fields.

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Attached Media Files: AAUW award recipients from Ridgefield High School (from left) Sally Bishop-Smith, Natalie Dean, and Kaitlan Miller.
The Oregon National Guard celebrates Armed Forces Day (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 05/18/17 2:13 PM
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SALEM, Oregon -- The Oregon National Guard honored all military members in an Armed Forces Day commemoration, May 18, at the State Capitol Mall in Salem, Oregon. In addition to honoring all military members, the event also honored Vietnam veterans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

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170518-Z-YP317-070: The Oregon National Guard celebrates Armed Forces Day with a Howitzer salute and a two-aircraft F-15 flyover at the State Capital Mall on Thursday, May 18, in Salem, Oregon. Armed Forces Day was originally created in 1949 to honor Americans serving in all branches of the U.S. military, and was designated as an official holiday in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy. (Photo by Christopher L. Ingersoll, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

170518-Z-YP317-058: The Oregon National Guard celebrates Armed Forces Day with a Howitzer salute at the State Capital Mall on Thursday, May 18, in Salem, Oregon. Armed Forces Day was originally created in 1949 to honor Americans serving in all branches of the U.S. military, and was designated as an official holiday in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy. (Photo by Christopher L. Ingersoll, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

170518-Z-YP317-037: Maj. Gen. Michael E. Stencel, Adjutant General, Oregon, delivers remarks to the audience in attendance at the Armed Forces Day celebration at the State Capital Mall on Thursday, May 18, in Salem, Oregon. Armed Forces Day was originally created in 1949 to honor Americans serving in all branches of the U.S. military, and was designated as an official holiday in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy. (Photo by Christopher L. Ingersoll, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

170518-Z-YP317-030: Governor Kate Brown offers her thanks to the veterans of Oregon at a ceremony to honor Armed Forces Day at the State Capital Mall on Thursday, May 18, in Salem, Oregon. Armed Forces Day was originally created in 1949 to honor Americans serving in all branches of the U.S. military, and was designated as an official holiday in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy. (Photo by Christopher L. Ingersoll, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

170518-Z-YP317-006: Children flocked to the Oregon National Guard military equipment displays during Armed Forces Day at the State Capital Mall on Thursday, May 18, in Salem, Oregon. Armed Forces Day was originally created in 1949 to honor Americans serving in all branches of the U.S. military, and was designated as an official holiday in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy. (Photo by Christopher L. Ingersoll, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)


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OSP Seeks Public's Assistance In Locating a Missing Person - Josephine County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 05/18/17 2:00 PM
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The Oregon State Police is seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing adult female who was last seen in Williams, Oregon on March 2, 2017.

Kimberly Ann MERICLE, age 46, has an associated vehicle that is a burgundy Isuzu Rodeo, Oregon License Plate # 004 HSN. She is a white female, 5'3" tall, weighs 120 pounds, chin length brown hair and blue eyes.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of MERICLE, please contact:

Oregon State Police Detective Travis Lee at 541-618-7950 or the Southern Region Communications Center (Dispatch) at 541-776-6111


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Mt View Cemetery Memorial Day Commemorative Service
City of Oregon City - 05/18/17 1:49 PM
The local community and surrounding areas are invited to attend the Mt. View Cemetery's Memorial Day Commemorative Service on May 29, 2017, at 10:00 am. Mt. View Cemetery is located at 500 Hilda St, Oregon City, OR 97045.

Please join us in our tribute to veterans and other public servants that have gone before us.

This year's event will feature guest speaker Retired Naval Commander JJ Morell, a 21-gun salute and other military honors and floral tributes, Oregon City High School Junior ROTC, with music provided by Gardiner Middle School Band.

For more information, please visit our web site at www.orcity.org/cemetery, call the cemetery office at 503-657-8299, or e-mail us at cemetery-info@orcity.org.
Two People Injured in Overnight Shooting -- Gang Enforcement Team Investigating
Portland Police Bureau - 05/18/17 1:12 PM
On Thursday May 18, 2017, at 12:17 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Portland Adventist Medical Center (PAMC) on the report that a gunshot victim arrived at the hospital.

Officers arrived at PAMC and learned that the 26-year-old male victim was being transported by ambulance to a different hospital for trauma car. He is expected to survive his injuries.

Officers at PAMC spoke with two other people and learned that the victim and his two friends were driving in the area of Southeast 92nd Avenue and Foster Road when an unknown person fired multiple rounds into their car, striking the victim multiple times as he sat in the front seat. The 25-year-old male driver suffered a grazing gunshot wound. The back seat passenger was not injured.

There is no suspect information available at this time.

Based on information learned during the investigation, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to the scene.

Anyone with information about this case or other gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous. Rewards of up to $1,000 are available for other unsolved felony crimes - $2,500 for unsolved homicides.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app for the iPhone or Droid.

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Make Plans Now to Attend the Canby Wine, Food & Brew (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Event Center - 05/18/17 12:44 PM
Come join me at the Canby Wine, Food & Brew
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Canby Wine, Food & Brew

The 26th Annual Canby Wine, Food & Brew is coming up June 2nd-4th at the Clackamas County Fair & Event Center in Canby. The event will be open on Friday, June 2nd from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Saturday, June 3rd from 11:00 am - 9:00 pm, and Sunday, June 4th from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. Admission is $5.00 and those 15 years and younger will be admitted for free.

Check out the "Fun Pack" through Portland Perks, which includes 2 adult admissions, 2 wine glasses and 10 free tastings, valued at $30.00 for only $15.00.

Participating at this years event will be six distilleries, five breweries, and 18 local wineries. In addition to all of the wine and brew, you will find gourmet food, craft vendors, and more!

Live music will fill the air during the three day event. Performing on Friday, June 2nd from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm and again on Saturday, June 3rd from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm will be the duo, Rachel and Nick. Carrie Cunningham will perform two shows on Saturday, June 3rd from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm and again at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Rounding out the weekend will be local talent Brady Goss on Sunday, June 4th from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

This event is sponsored by Portland Rose Festival, Oregon's Mt. Hood Territories and the
Canby Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information visit www.clackamascountyeventcenter.com.


Attached Media Files: Come join me at the Canby Wine, Food & Brew
Oregon Scenic Bikeways Committee Meeting in Salem June 8
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 05/18/17 11:35 AM
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department's (OPRD) Scenic Bikeways Committee will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 8 at the department's office in the North Mall Office Building, 725 Summer St. NE, room 124, in Salem. The meeting is open to the public.

One of the action items on the agenda is the five-year review of the Old West Scenic Bikeway. Committee members want to gather information on the challenges and accomplishments of the program, share that information with other bikeways volunteer groups, and identify ways for OPRD, the committee, and program partners to build on those accomplishments.

The Scenic Bikeways Committee is an advisory group for the management and designation of routes nominated by the public for state scenic bikeway designation. Its 11 members include citizen representatives, tourism organizations, local governments, and state agencies involved in bicycling recreation or transportation.

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. Special accommodations may be arranged up to 72 hours in advance by calling 503-986-0631.
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department honors outstanding park hosts
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 05/18/17 10:02 AM
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) has recognized Bob and Gay Treadwell of Brookings, and Mel and Mary Magers of Arizona as recipients of the 2016 Gen Angdahl Award, honoring outstanding park hosts.

OPRD is honoring the Treadwells for last year's volunteer work at Alfred A. Loeb State Park near Brookings. The couple have logged over 11,500 hours hosting the last four years at 10 different locations.

The Magers have logged over 3,700 hours of volunteer work, spending last year at Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site near John Day.

Also nominated were Dave and Amy Getzlaff, Ray and Donna Smith, Silvio Castelli, Steve Ostlund, Dennis Kreutel and Bill Wilson.

Volunteer duties include unloading firewood, moving picnic tables, repairing sprinkler heads and cleaning equipment.

Gen Angdahl was a longtime park host who logged over 10,000 hours of volunteer service. After her death in 1997, OPRD established the award as a way to honor her 10 years of service. It recognizes hosts for their outstanding volunteer contributions, including park maintenance and interpretive work.
Wells Fargo launches ApprenticeshipUSA program for veterans
Wells Fargo - 05/18/17 9:27 AM
Wells Fargo has launched an ApprenticeshipUSA program for veterans, becoming one of the first financial service companies to do so.

A Department of Labor program, ApprenticeshipUSA provides veterans the opportunity to earn a salary while learning additional skills necessary to succeed in high-demand civilian careers.

"Our commitment to hiring veterans remains a top priority for Wells Fargo," said Carly Sanchez, head of Talent Acquisition Strategy & Delivery at Wells Fargo. "The ApprenticeshipUSA program is an excellent resource for us to attract and retain eligible veterans who have strong leadership competencies and other skills, but may not have strong financial industry knowledge."

ApprenticeshipUSA allows eligible veterans to use their GI Bill education benefits to receive a tax-free monthly payment from the government (in addition to wages earned as an apprentice). After six months of a veteran's apprenticeship, the payment is gradually reduced and offset by progressive wage increases.

The ApprenticeshipUSA Program will be piloted in Wells Fargo's Community Bank; Consumer Lending; and Payments, Virtual Solutions and Innovation divisions. For more information about the pilot and where to apply, visit www.wellsfargojobs.com/military

Wells Fargo also offers other veteran career transition initiatives, including the Veteran Employment Transition Internship Program, American Corporate Partners mentorships, and scholarships and emergency grants through Scholarship America.

About Wells Fargo
Serving the Pacific Northwest since 1852, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $2.0 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo 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. The firm has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 273,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States.

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TAVR Tea unites recipients of innovative heart valve implant (Photo)
PeaceHealth - 05/18/17 9:19 AM
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More than a dozen recipients of the innovative new "TAVR" heart valve will come together Saturday May 20th at a special "TAVR Tea" to celebrate their healthy outcomes. Tea will be served beginning at 10 a.m. in the Firstenburg Tower lobby at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, WA. Attendees will include TAVR patients, family members, and the cardiologists and medical teams that provided their care.

TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement) is a minimally invasive procedure for patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis who are not good candidates for open-heart surgery. Until recently, aortic valve replacement via open-heart surgery was the only effective treatment available to aortic stenosis patients, many of whom were considered inoperable due to co-existing medical conditions. As a result, up to 40% of patients with severe aortic stenosis did not have access to aortic valve replacement. TAVR is changing that, and PeaceHealth Southwest is the only hospital in southwest Washington providing this innovative cardiac procedure.

"It has been just over one year since we performed the first-ever TAVR heart valve implant in Southwest Washington," said Mario Fabris, Director of cardiac services at PeaceHealth Southwest. "Our program has been a tremendous success. TAVR is a game-changing procedure that has enhanced the lives of more than 50 people in our community. We expect an even greater positive health impact in the coming year. We're proud to partner with cardiologists at PeaceHealth, OHSU, and The Vancouver Clinic to provide this excellent new procedure in our community."

"TAVR improves longevity and quality of life for patients with severe aortic valve stenosis," said PeaceHealth interventional cardiologist Maen Nusair, MD. "The TAVR procedure can show immediate and impressive results. Because TAVR is minimally invasive, patients are usually ambulatory hours after the procedure, and are back home in just one to two days. The combination of TAVR's effectiveness and minimally invasive nature translates into patients feeling dramatic improvement shortly after the procedure."

The TAVR tea is an invitation-only event, but news media is invited to attend to meet TAVR patients and hear their stories.

When: Saturday, May 20th from 10am-11am
Where: PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center -- Firstenburg Tower Lobby; 400 NE Mother Joseph Place, Vancouver WA
Contact: Kate Minyard BSN/RN; Valve Coordinator 360-514-3919 kminyard@peacehealth.org

About Severe Aortic Stenosis
Severe aortic stenosis is a narrowing of the aortic valve opening to prevent normal blood flow. It can be caused by a birth defect, rheumatic fever or radiation therapy, or can be related to age. Up to 1.5 million people in the United States suffer from aortic stenosis (AS) and about 500,000 of those suffer from severe AS.

About TAVR
The TAVR procedure allows for the placement of a balloon-expandable aortic heart valve into the body using catheters rather than traditional surgery methods. The procedure is performed through a small incision in the femoral artery near the groin. Once in place, the replacement valve functions like a normal, healthy valve with proper blood flow. The TAVR procedure is performed in PeaceHealth Southwest's state-of-the-art hybrid operating room by a multidisciplinary team that includes cardiothoracic surgeons, interventional cardiologists, and cardiac anesthesia. For more information about the TAVR program at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, visit:
https://www.peacehealth.org/southwest-services-tavr

About PeaceHealth
PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest.

About PeaceHealth Southwest
The region's health care leader and steward for 155 years, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is a community-owned, not-for-profit, 450-bed, medical institution located in Vancouver, Washington. Repeatedly recognized nationally as a 100 Top Hospital, PeaceHealth Southwest provides a full range of outpatient and inpatient diagnostic, medical, and surgical services to Clark County residents. PeaceHealth Southwest is also one of Clark County's largest employers with 3,400 employees and 600 active medical staff members that help support dozens of medical specialty services and programs, including cancer, heart, emergency, trauma, neuro-musculoskeletal, family birth, and primary care. For more information visit http://www.peacehealth.org/southwest.


Attached Media Files: Illustration of TAVR aortic valve replacement
Oregon farmer Angi Bailey selected for prestigious national ag advocacy program (Photo)
Oregon Farm Bureau - 05/18/17 8:57 AM
Second-generation farmer Angi Bailey with her husband Larry and daughters Abbi (left) and Katie.
Second-generation farmer Angi Bailey with her husband Larry and daughters Abbi (left) and Katie.
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Oregon's Angi Bailey, a second-generation nursery owner and board member of Multnomah County Farm Bureau, was one of only 10 farm and ranch leaders selected from across the country to participate in the American Farm Bureau Federation's (AFBF) Partners in Advocacy Leadership (PAL) class.

The PAL curriculum is a high-level, executive training program that prepares participants to represent agriculture in the media, in public speaking, in congressional testimony, and other advocacy arenas. Program graduates emerge with the experience and confidence -- in everything from legislative policymaking and issues management to social media and media relations -- to effectively communicate about important issues impacting farm and ranch families.

"We're very proud that Angi was selected from a national pool of candidates for the prestigious PAL program," said Dave Dillon, Oregon Farm Bureau (OFB) executive vice president.

"Angi has embraced her role as a grassroots leader in Farm Bureau, which as a general agriculture organization represents the diversity of farming and ranching in Oregon and the 250 commodities raised here. While the public policy issues that directly affect her ornamental tree farm are relatively narrow, Angi has advocated for Oregon families who raise cattle, wheat, timber, dairy cows, and other products with a rare passion, as if the issues that impact her neighbors were challenging her own operation's ability to survive and thrive," said Dillon. "She's a dedicated, effective advocate for all of Oregon's hard-working farm and ranch families."

Bailey grew up on a nursery in Gresham established by her mom Verna Jean Hale. As a young adult she left the farm, but returned in 2005 to take over the family business. In a new role as a farm owner, she was surprised by how much public perception of modern agriculture had changed over the years.

"When I came back to the farm, it was striking to see a very distinct rural-urban divide. That's really what inspired me to become an advocate for agriculture," said Bailey.

"I hear the questions my friends as moms and as consumers ask about food production and agriculture, and then I see the farm and ranch families who are working so hard to raise safe, high-quality food and fiber. Most people don't really understand what it takes to run a farm, manage a successful business, and feed a nation. There's a disconnect there. I want to help close that gap."

In her role as an "agvocate," Bailey has testified before state legislative committees in Salem, met with federal agency reps and Oregon's congressional delegation in Washington D.C., given numerous media interviews, appeared in a national campaign promoting the need for immigration reform, and used social media to share her perspective as a family farmer. She's worked on ag-related issues as diverse as labor, taxes, water, biotechnology, and responsible pesticide use.

Within Farm Bureau, Bailey has served on the Multnomah County Farm Bureau board of directors, as a state Farm Bureau board member and officer, as an AFBF voting delegate, AFBF conference participant, member and chair of various AFBF commodity/issue advisory committees, and completed the invitation-only AFBF Communications Boot Camp in Washington D.C.

Bailey also works with Oregonians for Food & Shelter as its grassroots coordinator.

AFBF's PAL program begins in June with a training in New York City. In September, the group will travel to Washington D.C. A total of four intensive training sessions will take place over a two-year period.

Bailey is determined to immediately put her newly honed communication skills to use as a spokesperson for Oregon agriculture, and she hopes to share what she's learned with fellow Farm Bureau members.

Said Bailey, "I'm very committed to Oregon's natural resources community. I feel this opportunity will make me a better, stronger advocate for our state's proud farmers, ranchers, and foresters."

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Note to Editors: "Farm Bureau" is a registered trademark; please capitalize in all cases.

The state's largest general farm organization, Oregon Farm Bureau (OFB) is a grassroots, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing the interests of the state's farmers and ranchers in the public and policymaking arenas. First established in Oregon in 1919, Farm Bureau is organized in all 36 counties and has nearly 7,000 member families that are professionally engaged in agriculture.

Oregon Farm Bureau President Barry Bushue is a third-generation farmer raising pumpkins, u-pick produce, and flowering baskets at a nearly century-old farm near Boring, Oregon. He is OFB's 15th president.


Attached Media Files: Second-generation farmer Angi Bailey with her husband Larry and daughters Abbi (left) and Katie. , Nursery owner Angi Bailey of Multnomah County Farm Bureau was one of only 10 participants accepted into American Farm Bureau’s prestigious Partners in Advocacy Leadership (PAL) class.
City development pre-applications going digital starting June 1
City of Vancouver - 05/18/17 8:18 AM
Vancouver, Wash. -- The City of Vancouver's Development Review Division is going 100 percent digital by the end of this year.

The City began its digital evolution last year with the introduction of its ePlans platform. Over the next seven months, the City will incrementally require all permit types be submitted electronically. The next phase of this initiative starts June 1, when the City will require all pre-applications be submitted electronically.

Electronic submittals reduce the need for physical trips to Vancouver City Hall to drop off or pick up plans or make payments, and reduce the need to print hard copies. It may also potentially reduce plan review turnaround time because reviewers at the City will be able to make electronic comments and markups on the same document at the same time, instead of one at a time as they currently do.

"We're looking forward to continuing to find ways to improve and simplify our plan review process for our customers to save them time and money," said Development Review Division Manager Jason Nortz.

Currently, the City's ePlans platform allows customers to submit development applications, commercial and residential building permits, grading permits, and fire alarm/sprinkler protection applications online. Applicants can also check the status of their submittals or review at any time.

Customers can visit www.cityofvancouver.us/ePlans to learn more and get started.

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Media Alert- Safe Kids Event Thursday May 25, 2017 at Capitol Mall Park (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 05/18/17 8:14 AM
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May 25, 2017- The Oregon State Police in partnership, the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and the FBI's Missing Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Team (CARD) are hosting a Safe Kids event from 11:00 to 3:00 pm at the Capitol Mall Park in Salem, Oregon.

This event is happening on National Missing Children's day to help bring awareness to the over 450 missing children, who are currently missing from Oregon.

What: OSP's Safe Kids Event for National Missing Children's Day

When: Thursday, May 25, 2017 11:00 to 3:00 pm (Speakers begin at 11:00)

Where: Capitol Mall Park, just north of the Capitol Building, Salem

Speakers will be:
Oregon State Police Superintendent Travis Hampton
Dr. Nici Vance, Forensic Anthropologist
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
Desiree Young (Kyron Horman's mother)
SSRA Kevin Damuth, FBI Missing Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Team

Booths:
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Homeland Security Investigations
Oregon State Police's Criminal Division
Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office
Oregon State Police's Forensics Unit and Truck
Mountain Wave Search & Rescue


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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 05/17/2017
Sandy Police Dept. - 05/18/17 8:13 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 05/17/2017

ESTACADA:

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On 05/17/2017 at about 1618 hrs., police received a report about a stolen vehicle from the 100 block of Ginseng Drive. A report is pending (CAD).

SANDY:

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On 05/17/2017 at about 1249 hrs., police responded to a non-injury motor vehicle crash on Proctor Boulevard near Meinig Avenue. A report was taken.

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On 05/17/2017 at 1726 hrs., a Sandy resident was cited and released near Highway 26 and Ten Eyck Road for driving while misdemeanor-suspended.

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On 05/18/2017 at about midnight, police received a report about a runaway juvenile from the 39000 block of Gary Street. The juvenile was entered into appropriate databases.
BPA will not build I-5 Corridor Reinforcement Project (Photo)
Bonneville Power Administration - 05/18/17 8:00 AM
: BPA Administrator Elliot Mainzer signs a letter to the region explaining his decision to not build the I-5 Corridor Reinforcement Project and to focus BPA, instead, on embracing the modern tools of the modern energy economy to maximize the value of fede
: BPA Administrator Elliot Mainzer signs a letter to the region explaining his decision to not build the I-5 Corridor Reinforcement Project and to focus BPA, instead, on embracing the modern tools of the modern energy economy to maximize the value of fede
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PR 07-17
BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, May 18, 2017
CONTACT: Kevin Wingert, 503-230-4140 or 503-230-5131

BPA will not build I-5 Corridor Reinforcement Project

'We are transforming how we plan for and manage our transmission system and commercial business practices regionwide'

Portland, Ore. -- The Bonneville Power Administration will not build the I-5 Corridor Reinforcement Project, a proposed 80-mile, 500-kilovolt transmission line that would have stretched from Castle Rock, Washington, to Troutdale, Oregon.

The decision, announced today by Administrator Elliot Mainzer, caps a comprehensive public process and reflects BPA's commitment to taking a more flexible, scalable, and economically and operationally efficient approach to managing its transmission system. The project, first announced in 2009, sought to address a reliability issue along a transmission corridor in southwest Washington and northwest Oregon that could lead to power outages.

Following a final environmental impact statement that was released in February of 2016, Mainzer promised the region that BPA would conduct additional analyses. BPA began an extensive review of financial forecasts, planning assumptions and commercial practices. It combined those results with findings of regional utilities and independent industry experts to address the underlying issue -- managing congestion along the I-5 corridor while maintaining the potential for economic growth. Through this process, Bonneville determined it could meet its obligations to provide reliable, robust transmission service with a more innovative, flexible approach.

"Given the extensive work we've done in the past 15 months with regional partners and others, we are now confident that we can continue to meet the demands on the grid without building this 80-mile line in southwest Washington," Mainzer said. "We will always make safe and reliable transmission service a priority. We also recognize a growing need to be flexible and agile in our business practices to create the greatest value to electricity ratepayers in the Northwest."

The decision provides certainty for the more than 300 homeowners and landowners with property along the preferred route identified in the final EIS, and thousands of others who lived near other route alternatives.

"We are very thankful to the stakeholders and the public who actively engaged in this effort, and we appreciate their patience as we continued to look for how we could make the right investment at the right time under constantly evolving market conditions," Mainzer said. "The scope, impact and increasing budget for this project became the catalyst for pushing us to reconsider our existing analytical processes, our commercial business practices and our implementation of federal reliability standards. The outcome is much bigger than a decision to build or not build this line: We are transforming how we plan for and manage our transmission system and commercial business practices regionwide."

For example, in reviewing its project assumptions with regional utilities, BPA identified that it used a conservative approach to risk that went beyond industry standards. By modernizing its approach to develop better real-time visibility of the transmission system coupled with new tools to manage congestion during peak times, BPA may find additional transmission capacity that can be released for operational use or for sale.

Moving forward, BPA is identifying upgrades to existing transmission infrastructure and new business and commercial practices that will preserve the value of the system and meet customer demands. A technical conference will be convened within a month to discuss with our customers our new approach to managing congestion on our transmission grid.

Additionally, in the coming weeks, BPA will begin implementing a two-year pilot project that will provide targeted transmission congestion relief in the greater Portland-Vancouver area during peak periods of electric use in the summer. The pilot project should result in over 100 megawatts of flow relief along the most congested portion of the transmission corridor for four-hour blocks. This "non-wires" pilot is just one of many ideas Bonneville is initiating as part of its transformational approach to meeting customer needs.

ADDITIONAL REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler: "I commend BPA for listening to and working with Southwest Washington landowners, concerned citizens, community groups and municipalities throughout this process to assess our region's energy needs and determine the best way to meet them.

"Frankly, BPA's willingness to reverse course on the planned 500-kilovolt lattice-steel-tower transmission line that would have bisected our communities is somewhat unprecedented. It should serve as a model for other public entities who need to be willing to constantly reassess their decisions to make sure the community is at the center of them. I applaud their decision and the process they used to get to this point.

"BPA has assured me that it's committed to meeting the present and future energy needs of our region through careful planning, system changes and innovation, and I stand ready to help meet those needs however I can. BPA's work in providing carbonless energy to meet the needs of our community is vital."

"BPA has assured me that it's committed to meeting the present and future energy needs of our region through careful planning, system changes and innovation, and I stand ready to help meet those needs however I can. BPA's work in providing carbonless energy to meet the needs of our community is vital."


Roger Gray, CEO, Northwest Requirements Utilities: "BPA has made a very difficult decision on the I-5 project. Adequate and reliable transmission is critical to customers, but so are affordable rates. Given the financial pressures BPA faces, I understand and support this decision. BPA's customers will need to work with BPA to find alternative solutions such as the non-wires options already being explored by BPA. This will require innovative and creative thinking on the part of BPA and customers to find economic solutions to ensure reliability and affordability."


Beth Looney, president and CEO, PNGC Power: "PNGC Power appreciates the complexity of the I-5 Corridor Reinforcement Project decision. Ensuring future economic growth and access to low-cost power resources are important to PNGC. We trust the administrator's transmission plan will achieve these objectives. As demand for electricity grows, we look forward to partnering with BPA to find the most cost-effective and efficient transmission solutions."


Scott Corwin, executive director, Public Power Council: "This was a huge undertaking for BPA with implications for utilities throughout the Northwest. We appreciate that BPA dug in and conducted a thorough review of cost-effective solutions. We look forward to working with Bonneville to ensure that new solutions meet BPA's obligations to reliably deliver electricity to its core customers."


About BPA
The Bonneville Power Administration, headquartered in Portland, Ore., is a nonprofit federal power marketer that sells wholesale electricity from 31 federal dams and one nuclear plant to 142 Northwest electric utilities, serving millions of consumers and businesses in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, western Montana and parts of California, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming. BPA delivers power via more than 15,000 circuit miles of lines and 261 substations to 475 transmission customers. In all, BPA markets about a third of the electricity consumed in the Northwest and operates three-quarters of the region's high-voltage transmission grid. BPA also funds one of the largest fish and wildlife programs in the world, and, with its partners, pursues cost-effective energy savings and operational solutions that help maintain affordable, reliable and carbon-free electric power for the Northwest. www.bpa.gov
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48-Year-Old Man Arrested for Sex Crimes to a Child (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/18/17 7:00 AM
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On May 17, 2017, Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit detectives arrested 48-year-old Rick Rayborn of Sherwood, Oregon, in connection with an investigation into allegations of criminal sexual activity more than a decade ago.

Rayborn was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the First Degree and Sex Abuse in the First Degree (two counts). Rayborn will be arraigned on Thursday.

This investigation started in early-May 2017 after an 18-year-old female victim reported to a School Resource Officer information about past abuse by Rayborn, when she was a young child. This information was shared with detectives who continued the investigation, leading to Rayborn's arrest.

Anyone with information about this case may contact Detective Todd Christensen at 503-823-0880, todd.christensen@portlandoregon.gov.

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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