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Fri. 10/20/17
Washouglal River Road closure
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/20/17 12:33 AM
Washougal River Road (both directions), at approximately mile post 4, will be closed until further notice due to a land slide and unstable hillside. Clark County Department of Public works is on-scene and will re-open road when safe to do so. Motorist are encouraged to avoid the area.
Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Two People in Nehalem
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 10/20/17 12:26 AM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster at approximately 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 in the 37000 block of North Fork Road in Nehalem, Tillamook County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected two adults and two pets.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, 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.
Thu. 10/19/17
Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Four People in Salem
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 10/19/17 11:15 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster at approximately 4:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 in the 800 block of Dove Avenue NE in Salem, Marion County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected two adults, two children and six pets.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Two People in Portland
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 10/19/17 10:56 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster at approximately 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 in the 4000 block of SE Franklin Street in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore.

The multi-family fire affected two adults.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, 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.
Vancouver Police seeks public's help in locating runaway teens (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 10/19/17 10:46 PM
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CORRECTION: Missing child's last name edited to "Duff."

The Vancouver Police Department is looking for two teens who ran from her homes in Vancouver on 10/18/2017. Eliana Duff is a 15-year-old white female. She has brown eyes and brown hair that has been dyed blonde. She is 5' 5" tall and is about 125 lbs. Eliana was last seen wearing jeans, a black sweatshirt, and white Converse shoes. A photograph is included in this release.

Jesse Goodman is a 15-year-old white male. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He is 5' 11" tall and about 150 lbs. It is unknown what he was last wearing. No picture is available at this time.

The teens are believed to be together, and there is a possibility their destination may be the Long Beach, Washington area.

VPD requests that anyone who sees or knows the whereabouts of either child please call 911.


Attached Media Files: Eliana Duff
CSO Advisory: 14-minute combined sewer overflow occurs to Willamette River from SE Alder Pump Station slated for upgrades
Portland Bureau of Environmental Services - 10/19/17 8:32 PM
(October 19, 2017) -- A combined sewer overflow (CSO) occurred this evening from a single location - the SE Alder Pump Station that is slated to be taken offline later this month to improve and expand its capacity.

Triggered by heavy rains, the CSO began at 7:32 p.m. and ended 14 minutes later, discharging about 23,000 gallons of stormwater mixed with sewage to the Willamette River. The SE Alder Street Pump Station is located at SE Alder Street and Water Avenue. https://goo.gl/maps/kmdmYw57pD22.

CSOs are rare, but when they occur the public is advised to avoid contact with the river for about 48 hours due to increased bacteria in the water. In this case, the public is advised to avoid contact with the Willamette River from the Morrison Bridge to the Columbia River confluence until this advisory is lifted. Areas upstream are not subject to this advisory.

A CSO is about 80 percent stormwater and 20 percent sewage. The pump station, built in 1952, is scheduled to be taken offline later this month for two years of construction. The upgrades will improve reliability and increase pumping capacity to prevent sewage releases into buildings and streets as well as overflows to the river. The pump station also overflowed in September for four minutes. For more information on the project, please visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/72747.

Since completing the Big Pipe project in 2011, a 20-year $1.4 billion program to reduce overflows, the number of CSOs have been reduced by 94 percent to the Willamette River and 99 percent to the Columbia Slough. Before the project, CSOs occurred to the Willamette River from multiple outfalls an average of 50 times a year, with some instances lasting days.

For more information about CSO events, what they are and why they occur, visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/article/565061.

The Bureau of Environmental Services provides city residents with programs to protect water quality and public health, including wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration. Visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bes and follow us on Twitter for news @besportland.
Pacific University Welcomes New Administrators (Photo)
Pacific University - 10/19/17 5:14 PM
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FOREST GROVE -- A number of seasoned administrators have recently joined Pacific University's administrative leadership team.

Pacific welcomed back alumna Jennifer Yruegas '96, JD as the new director of Human Resources and Legal Affairs last month. Yruegas successfully managed human resources and legal affairs across multiple sectors in Oregon for the past 18 years, most recently as a vice president, corporate secretary and general counsel at Viewpoint, Inc., in Portland.

Dr. Michelle Larkins began as the new director of the university's Center for a Sustainable Society in August. Larkins spent the past three years as a consultant and researcher for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Higher Education Solutions Network, while also successfully earning a doctorate in community sustainability from Michigan State University. While with USAID, she performed research within the Global Center for Food Systems Innovation, working on sustainability initiatives and ethical market development in Malawi, Africa. Larkins possesses a master's degree in fisheries and wildlife and has taught college courses in environmental science, gender and the environment.

Dr. Paul DuongTran was selected to lead Pacific's Master of Social Work program from the university's Eugene Campus. DuongTran previously chaired the social work department at Indiana State University since 2014 and succeeds interim director Dr. Don Schweitzer, who returned to his faculty position on the Forest Grove Campus. DuongTran's appointment marked a return to the Pacific Northwest, where he earned his undergraduate at Willamette University, master's at Portland State and doctorate at the University of Washington.

Earlier this summer, Dr. James Goodrich began his tenure as the dean of the College of Business, effective July 1. He came to Pacific from California State University, Los Angeles, where he led the College of Business and Economics. Goodrich is no stranger to the Northwest, having served as as dean of Willamette University's Adkinson Graduate School of Management from 2003-07.

Narcedalia Rodriguez assumed the role of chief equity diversity inclusion officer (CEDIO) for the university, serving as Pacific's 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 as dean of student development at Portland Community College, Rock Creek Campus.

Longtime Arts & Sciences associate dean Dr. Sarah Phillips is serving as the interim dean of the College of Arts & Sciences for the 2017-2018 academic year. A professor of sociology, Dr. Phillips led the School of Social Sciences within the college before serving as interim associate dean of the College of Business during the 2016-2017 academic year. She succeeds former College of Arts & Sciences dean, Dr. Lisa Carstens, who has transitioned to vice provost for academic affairs.


Attached Media Files: Lisa Carstens, PhD , Sarah Phillips, PhD , Narcedalia Rodriguez , James Goodrich, PhD , Paul DuongTran, PhD , Michelle Larkins, PhD , Jennifer Yuergas, PhD
UPDATE: Sexual Assault Reported at Rocky Butte Thursday Morning - Suspect Arrested (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/19/17 4:35 PM
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The suspect in the sexual assault of an adult female at Rocky Butte on Thursday morning has been identified as 23-year-old Dominique R. Gonzales. Gonzales was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Rape in the First Degree and Kidnapping in the First Degree.

Anyone with information about Gonzales is asked to contact Detective Michael Bledsoe at 503-823-0836 or Michael.Bledsoe@portlandoregon.gov

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On Thursday October 19, 2017, at 4:22 a.m., East and North Precinct officers responded to the 3200 block of Northeast Rocky Butte Road on the report of a sexual assault.

As officers responded to the area, the victim provided emergency call takers information about the victim's location and a description of the suspect and the suspect's vehicle. Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived in the area and contacted the victim. The victim was transported by ambulance to an area hospital for medical care.

During the investigation, officers learned the victim was walking to a residence in the area of Northeast 82nd Avenue and Northeast Broadway early Thursday morning. There was significant rain falling at this time. As the victim walked to the residence, a man offered to drive the victim home. Shortly after getting in the vehicle, the man threatened and assaulted the victim.

The victim was able to get out of the vehicle at Rocky Butte at which time the victim called 9-1-1. Based on information gathered during the investigation, officers located the suspect and suspect vehicle in the 7600 block of North Olin Avenue. The suspect was taken into custody and the vehicle seized as evidence.

Detectives assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's Sexual Assault Detail continue to investigate this incident.

The suspect will be identified once he is lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

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

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

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

Multnomah County Victims' Assistance Program: Provides support during the reporting of sexual assaults and referrals to victim services and resources: 503-988-3270. Call to Safety (formerly the Portland Women's Crisis Line): Provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources. 24 hour crisis line: 503-235-5333, 1-888-235-5333, or https://calltosafety.org/

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

Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau Strength programs provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area. To learn more information about these programs, call 503-823-0260 or visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength

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Attached Media Files: Dominique R Gonzales
DCBS announces federal approval of 1332 State Innovation Waiver application
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 10/19/17 3:28 PM
Salem -- The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) announced today that it has received approval of Oregon's 1332 State Innovation Waiver from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This approval will grant Oregon an estimated $30 million annually to fund the new Oregon Reinsurance Program created during the 2017 Legislative Session.

The Oregon Reinsurance Program is designed to stabilize the individual market, reduce rates, and encourage insurance companies to offer plans in more parts of the state. Reinsurance spreads the risk of high-cost claims so that all insurance companies take an equal share of the risk of expensive claims.

Rates for individual plans in 2018 have already been reduced by 6 percent from what they would have been without the reinsurance program.

"We are pleased that CMS has quickly approved Oregon's 1332 State Innovation Waiver application enabling Oregon to establish its reinsurance program," said Acting DCBS Director Jean Straight. "The Oregon Reinsurance Program will provide much needed stability to Oregonians who purchase insurance on their own. Without this program, we might be seeing counties with no plans offered through Oregon's Health Insurance Marketplace, and much larger rate increases for those who purchase insurance on their own in 2018."

Funding for the reinsurance program comes from federal funding through the approved 1332 State Innovation Waiver from CMS, funds from the previous temporary reinsurance program that ended in 2016, the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace assessment account, and an assessment approved by the Legislature during the 2017 session. The total expected funding for plan year 2018 is approximately $90 million.

For more information about about the Oregon Reinsurance Program as it becomes available, visit dfr.oregon.gov.

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The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, visit www.dcbs.oregon.gov.
Tickets On Sale for First Citizen Reception Honoring Larry Smith (Photo)
Community Foundation for Southwest Washington - 10/19/17 3:14 PM
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Vancouver, Wash., Oct. 19, 2017 -- In July, a selection committee of community leaders and past First Citizens chose Larry Smith as Clark County's 2017 First Citizen. The First Citizen Award recognizes a Clark County resident who has modeled exemplary citizenship through their actions and service to the community. The honor will be awarded on Thursday, November 9 during a reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Warehouse '23. Tickets for the event are $35 and are available for purchase at the door or in advance by visiting www.columbian.com/firstcitizen.

Smith is a former Vancouver city councilmember who was described as "working tirelessly to make Clark County a better place to live" by nominator George Francisco. A few of the organizations that have benefited from this service include the local chapter of the American Red Cross, Community Military Appreciation Committee, Community Home Health and Hospice, Meals on Wheels People, Parks Foundation of Clark County, Partners in Careers and The Historic Trust.

He spent his early adulthood rising through the ranks of the United States Army, which fostered his passion for service. That commitment led him to become a co-founder of the Community Military Appreciation Committee, a nonprofit organization that plans events for military veterans and collects money to support families of military personnel. He also helped launch the city's Parks Foundation of Clark County, which has distributed grants to facilitate the continued purchase of parkland, construction of facilities and provided recreation scholarships for low-income youth. Today, he continues to serve local residents from all walks of life, including the seniors he feeds every week as a Meals on Wheels People delivery driver.

Professionally, Smith followed up 26 years of military service to our nation with another quarter-century of service to Clark County. After his final assignment at the Vancouver Barracks, Smith became Vancouver's assistant city manager. Here, he became instrumental in the annexation of Cascade Park, which made Vancouver the state's fourth-largest city. Soon after, he became director of the newly consolidated Vancouver Clark Parks and Recreation Department. When a seat on the City Council opened, Smith won the election and went on to play a role in funding the Firstenburg Community Center and Propstra Square at Esther Short Park. He was also involved in securing the current City Hall building, advancing redevelopment of the Vancouver waterfront and other infrastructure projects.

Samplings of supporters' comments include:
"Thankfully, Larry did not retire from public service upon his departure from the Vancouver City Council. Our community continues to benefit from his boundless energy, creative mind and generous heart." -- Timothy D. Leavitt, Mayor of the City of Vancouver

"Larry worked to better this community; he listened to people and did what he thought was best for all of us. He is a true servant leader that has been missed since his retirement." -- John Deeder, former Superintendent, Evergreen Public Schools

About the First Citizen Award
Recipients of the First Citizen Award, presented since 1939, are selected by a volunteer committee of community leaders and past award recipients. Recipients are chosen for their accomplishments and contributions to the community in a number of areas, including effectiveness in leadership roles, raising community standards and expectations, strengthening community identity and civic pride, and exemplary giving of time, self and resources. For a full listing of criteria and past recipients, please visit www.cfsww.org/our-community/first-citizen.

About the First Citizen Awards Event
Smith will receive the First Citizen Award during a community event scheduled for Thursday, November 9 at Warehouse '23. The event will begin at 4 p.m., with the formal awards program at 5 p.m. Regents Bank is the presenting sponsor of the First Citizen Award reception. Biggs Insurance and PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Foundation are supporting sponsors. The event is co-organized by The Columbian and the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington.

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Ridgefield School District Releases 2017-18 School Improvement Plans
Ridgefield Sch. Dist. - 10/19/17 3:12 PM
Thursday, October 19, 2017 -- Ridgefield, Washington -- Ridgefield School District officials concluded presentations of their 2017-18 School Improvement Plans at the regular Board of Directors meeting on October 10.

The School Improvement Plans (SIP's) for each of the district's four schools are based on the school district's goals as specified in "Pursuing Premier," the district's planning blueprint. Each school's SIP maps out the strategies that will be used to achieve these goals and defines how successes will be measured.

The district goals specified in "Pursuing Premier" are as follows:

Goal #1: Achieve high outcomes through quality instruction, personalized learning, and continuous improvement resulting in success for every student.

Goal #2: Provide safe, inclusive, and supportive environments that nurture the well-being of the whole child.

Goal #3: Provide collaboration and communication opportunities with families, staff, and the community resulting in strong partnerships.

Goal #4: Close the disparity gaps by ensuring high expectations, removing barriers and providing opportunities for all students.

Annual development of School Improvement Plans is a State Board of Education requirement for every school in the state of Washington (WAC 180-16-220).

To see Ridgefield's School Improvement Plans, click on any of the following links:

South Ridge Elementary School
Union Ridge Elementary School
View Ridge Middle School
Ridgefield High School

The SIP's can also be accessed on the district's website at www.ridgefieldsd.org by navigating to each school's webpage and locating the SIP in Forms.

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MCSO Deputies to Wait Tables at local Oregon Red Robin Restaurants (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/19/17 3:10 PM
2017 Tip-A-Cop
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Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews restaurants will go blue as law enforcement members "serve" guests in a different way to support Special Olympics Oregon. Red Robin's 12th annual Tip-A-Cop(R) event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 21 (11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.) at ALL Oregon Red Robin locations. This fundraiser is part of a larger effort to support Special Olympics programs in local communities, with more than 390 restaurants in 40 states and British Columbia, Canada participating. Law enforcement members will volunteer their time as servers alongside Red Robin's wait staff to raise funds, and all donations will benefit Special Olympics Oregon.


Who: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office staff, Special Olympics Oregon athletes and volunteers
When: Saturday, Oct. 21 (11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
Where: Red Robin Mall 205 & Red Robin Gresham
Media Welcome: Interviews with MCSO staff and Special Olympics Oregon athletes available


"For 12 years, Red Robin has been honored to host Tip-A-Cop, a program that brings communities together at our restaurants in support of Special Olympics mission of inclusion and acceptance for people with intellectual disabilities," said Jonathan Muhtar, Red Robin's senior vice president and chief marketing officer. "In the program's 12 year-history, we have raised more than $4.8 million that, through Special Olympics, has helped fund year-round sports, training and athletic competitions in communities across the U.S."

Tip-A-Cop is part of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run(R) (LETR) campaign in support of Special Olympics. LETR is supported by more than 100,000 law enforcement members worldwide who help raise money and public awareness for Special Olympics. As the largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics, LETR funds raised go directly to local programs in states or countries where the funds are generated.

For a complete list of upcoming Tip-A-Cop events at Oregon Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews restaurants, please visit www.redrobin.com/specialolympics. To learn more about Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews or to find a restaurant location near you, please visit www.redrobin.com.

Contacts:
Jenelle Clinton, Special Olympics Oregon, jclinton@soor.org, 503-572-1187
Tara Baker, Special Olympics, tbaker@specialolympics.org, 860-877-5068
Brian Farley, Coyne PR (Red Robin), bfarley@coynepr.com, 973-588-2000

About Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ: RRGB)
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (www.redrobin.com), a casual dining restaurant chain founded in 1969 that operates through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Red Robin International, Inc., and under the trade name, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, is the Gourmet Burger Authority(TM), famous for serving more than two dozen craveable, high-quality burgers with Bottomless Steak Fries(R) in a fun environment welcoming to guests of all ages. At Red Robin, burgers are more than just something guests eat; they're a bonding experience that brings together friends and families, kids and adults. In addition to its many burger offerings, Red Robin serves a wide variety of salads, soups, appetizers, entrees, desserts and signature beverages. Red Robin offers a variety of options behind the bar, including its extensive selection of local and regional beers, and innovative adult beer shakes and cocktails, earning the restaurant a VIBE Vista Award for Best Beer Program in a Multi-Unit Chain Restaurant. It's now easy to take Red Robin anywhere with online ordering for to-go and Gourmet Burger Bar catering pickups through Yummm2Go. There are 570 Red Robin restaurants across the United States and Canada, including Red Robin Express(R) locations and those operating under franchise agreements. Red Robin... YUMMM(R)! Connect with Red Robin on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About Law Enforcement Torch Run(R) for Special Olympics
The LETR was founded 36 years ago by Wichita Police Chief Richard LaMunyon when five law enforcement officers carried the torch for the Special Olympics Kansas Summer Games in Wichita. The LETR has since evolved to a volunteer partnership with Special Olympics to champion acceptance and inclusion. It has become a worldwide community of law enforcement members rallying to support Special Olympics, the impetus for millions of new friendships around the world, and a series of events including Torch Runs, Polar Plunge fundraisers, and Tip-A-Cop(R) events. The LETR is the largest grassroots fundraiser for Special Olympics with more than 100,000 law enforcement participants around the world. It was announced at the 2016 LETR conference that the LETR has raised a cumulative sum of over 600 million dollars since its inception in 1981 and more than $56 million in 2016 for Special Olympics athletes. Visit www.letr.org for more information and engage with us on: Facebook.

About Special Olympics Oregon
Special Olympics Oregon serves more than 14,000 participants with intellectual disabilities year-round and statewide through the organization's life changing sports programs. Athletes gain self-confidence, social competency, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. Learn more at www.soor.org or on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Reward Offered to Locate Homicide Suspect - Crime Stoppers Featured Case #17-26 (Photo)
Crime Stoppers of Oregon - 10/19/17 3:06 PM
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The Washington County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to locate a suspect wanted for murder.

38-year-old Chad Brandon Pitcher has been identified as the suspect in a September 19, 2017 homicide in Washington County.

Pitcher is described as a white male, 5'9" tall, 175 pounds, brown hair, and brown eyes. Pitcher should be considered armed and dangerous.

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:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Nine in Portland
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 10/19/17 3:02 PM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on October 19, 2017, at approximately 10:30 a.m. in the 4000 block of SE Franklin Street in Portland Oregon. The fire affected nine, including four adults, 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, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews Hosts Annual Tip-A-Cop(R) Fundraiser to Benefit Special Olympics (Photo)
Hillsboro Police Dept. - 10/19/17 2:34 PM
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The Hillsboro Police department would just like to remind everyone that Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews restaurants will go blue as law enforcement members "serve" guests in a different way to support Special Olympics Oregon.

Red Robin's 12th annual Tip-A-Cop(R) event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 21 (11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.) at ALL Oregon Red Robin locations. This fundraiser is part of a larger effort to support Special Olympics programs in local communities, with more than 390 restaurants in 40 states and British Columbia, Canada participating. Law enforcement members will volunteer their time as servers alongside Red Robin's wait staff to raise funds, and all donations will benefit Special Olympics Oregon.

Red Robin has been honored to host Tip-A-Cop for the past 12 years, a program that brings communities together at our restaurants in support of Special Olympics mission of inclusion and acceptance for people with intellectual disabilities. In the program's 12 year-history, it has raised more than $4.8 million that, through Special Olympics, has helped fund year-round sports, training and athletic competitions in communities across the U.S.

Tip-A-Cop is part of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run(R) (LETR) campaign in support of Special Olympics. LETR is supported by more than 100,000 law enforcement members worldwide who help raise money and public awareness for Special Olympics. As the largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics, LETR funds raised go directly to local programs in states or countries where the funds are generated.

Special Olympics Oregon serves more than 14,000 participants with intellectual disabilities year-round and statewide through the organization's life changing sports programs. Athletes gain self-confidence, social competency, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community


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Drone shot down; man arrested (Photo)
Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/19/17 2:32 PM
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WHITE CITY - On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, deputies arrested a Central Point man for shooting down a drone at a popular county recreation area. Christopher David Grindstaff, 33, turned himself in to deputies after hearing about the case online. He was lodged in jail on one count of criminal mischief in the first degree, a Class C felony.

On Tuesday, October 17, at 5:35 pm, the victim called to report his personal drone had been shot down while flying over the Hoover Ponds recreation area. The victim posted photos and video of the incident on Facebook. He later provided deputies with video and images taken by the drone as it was flying.

Grindstaff can be seen in the video standing next to his vehicle, a gray 1994 Isuzu Trooper. In another still photo, he appeared to be pointing a rifle toward the drone, just before the drone crashed to the ground. Deputies determined the involved weapon was a high-velocity air rifle using .177 caliber pellet ammunition. The value of the drone was estimated at more than $1000.

The case will be forwarded to the Jackson County District Attorney's Office for prosecution. It will also be sent to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for review.

Case: 17-21982


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Kaiser Shipyards Exhibit Opens at Pearson Air Museum
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - 10/19/17 2:26 PM
The National Park Service, the City of Vancouver, and the Clark County Historical Museum are pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit on the extraordinary history of Vancouver's Kaiser Shipyard on October 28 at Pearson Air Museum.

The exhibit will include historic objects - archaeological artifacts recovered from the site, which workers used on a daily basis - as well as reproductions of historic photos and documents in the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site (NHS) museum collection. A model of the USS Gambier Bay, one of the "baby flat tops" built in the Vancouver Yard (and the only US Navy carrier sunk by enemy surface vessels) will also be on display.

Also premiering is a 13-minute-long documentary produced by Clark/Vancouver Television, which chronicles the history and legacy of the shipyards through interviews with former shipyard workers and local historians, along with photographs and film archives. The video will be shown in the Tex Rankin Theater at Pearson Air Museum, and will be available for viewing on request in the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center.

"Vancouver has played a major role in both World Wars. Pearson Air Museum has an extensive exhibit on the World War I Spruce Production Division and its effect on aviation, and this new exhibit will share the story of how the Kaiser Shipyards built ships for the US Navy while changing Vancouver into the city we know today," said Bob Cromwell, Chief of Interpretation at Fort Vancouver NHS.

About the Kaiser Shipyards

When the United States entered World War II, the Allies were in need of ships...fast! The US Maritime Commission hired several contractors to construct the ships needed to win the war. Among them was Henry J. Kaiser, a bold American entrepreneur. That spring, he built three yards in the Portland-Vancouver area.

At the 400-acre Vancouver Yard on the Columbia River waterfront, construction moved at a rapid pace, operating around the clock and setting production records. By war's end, the Vancouver Yard had launched 10 Liberty Ships, 30 landing craft, 50 escort carriers, 31 attack transports, 12 C-4 troopships, and 8 C-4 cargo vessels!

The shipyards offered new employment opportunities to those in the local area, many of whom had never worked before, and recruited people from other parts of the United States. Kaiser's endeavor transformed Vancouver almost overnight. The city's population tripled and diversified, new neighborhoods and support services were built to meet their needs, and new technologies revolutionized local businesses.

What: The opening of a new exhibit on the history of the Kaiser Shipyards in Vancouver, Washington

Where: Pearson Air Museum, 1115 East 5th Street, Vancouver, WA 98661

When: Saturday, October 28, 2017, at 2 pm

Cost: Free
Defendant Sentenced to Life in Prison for Aloha Murder (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/19/17 2:17 PM
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MEDIA RELEASE

UPDATE:
Defendant Sentenced to Life in Prison for Aloha Murder

October 19, 2017 -- Roger Gastelum-Medina, 22, was sentenced today in Washington County Circuit Court for his role in a fatal shooting in Aloha on June 20, 2016.

On October 19, 2017, Washington County Circuit Court Judge Oscar Garcia sentenced Mr. Gastelum-Medina to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years for the crimes of Murder, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. He also imposed a lifetime term of post-prison supervision.

In addition, as part of a separate plea agreement, Mr. Gastelum-Medina pled guilty to Distribution of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) to a Minor. He was sentenced to 24 months in prison, concurrent to his sentence for the aforementioned crimes.

[Original media releases below.]

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UPDATE:
Sentencing Date Changed for Roger Gastelum-Medina

The sentencing for Roger Gastelum-Medina, originally set for the morning of October 6, 2017, has been re-scheduled. Mr. Gastelum-Medina was convicted last week of Murder, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Felon in Possession of a Firearm in the shooting death of Yusuf Sharif on June 20, 2016 in Aloha.

Mr. Gastelum-Medina will now be sentenced on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 1 p.m. in front of Washington County Circuit Court Judge Oscar Garcia.

[Original media releases below.]

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Jury Returns with Guilty Verdict in Aloha Homicide Trial

September 26, 2017 -- Roger Gastelum-Medina, 22, was found guilty of Murder and other charges related to a shooting in Aloha on June 20, 2016.

On September 26, 2017, after a five-day trial in front of Washington County Circuit Court Judge Oscar Garcia, a jury found Roger Gastelum-Medina, 22, guilty of Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. The charges stem from the shooting death of Yusuf Sharif on the morning of June 20, 2016.

Judge Garcia also found Mr. Gastelum-Medina guilty of Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Mr. Gastelum-Medina will be sentenced in Washington County Circuit Court on October 6, 2017 at 9 a.m.

[Original media releases below. The correct spelling of Mr. Gastelum-Medina's name is now reflected.]

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Beaverton Man Charged in Aloha Homicide

On June 21, 2016 at about 8:30 p.m., members with the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force arrested Roger Gastelum-Medina, 21, from Beaverton. Mr. Gastelum-Medina was charged with the murder of 21-year-old Yusuf Sharif. Marshals had been tracking Mr. Gastelum-Medina throughout the area since Monday's homicide. They captured him in Tigard as he walked down the sidewalk on SW Highway 99W near SW 72nd Avenue.

On June 20, 2016, Sheriff's Detectives believe Mr. Sharif was walking on SW Blanton Street. Mr. Gastelum- Medina stopped in a vehicle to confront Mr. Sharif about an issue. Investigators discovered that during the confrontation, Mr. Gastelum-Medina shot Mr. Sharif with a handgun, then fled the area. Sheriff's Detectives do not believe this incident was racially motivated or a hate crime.
Roger Gastelum-Medina was booked in the Washington County Jail, charged with Murder. He is held without the possibility of bail. Arraignment is today at 3:00 p.m. at the Washington County Law Enforcement Center.

The U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force is comprised of members from the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Portland Police Bureau, the Multnomah and Clackamas County Sheriff's Offices, Oregon State Police and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Original Press Release Below:
Detectives Search for Suspects in Aloha Homicide

Case#50-161720305

June 20, 2016--Sheriff's Office Detectives are investigating a shooting in the area of SW 167th and SW Blanton Street that resulted in a man's death.

On June 20, 2016 at 8:37 a.m. Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a shooting in the area of SW 167th and SW Blanton Street in the community of Aloha. Upon arrival, Sheriff's Deputies found an adult male with what appeared to be a gunshot wound lying on SW Blanton Street. The first deputy that arrived at the scene attempted lifesaving measures until relieved by Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue personnel. Despite lifesaving efforts, the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

There is no information to lead investigators to believe this was a random act. It is believed the victim was walking on SW Blanton Street when he was shot. It was reported the people responsible fled east bound on SW Blanton Street in a dark colored sedan. Detectives are continuing their search for the vehicle and suspect(s) involved in this shooting.

Detectives from the Washington County Sheriff's Office Violent Crimes Unit and the Oregon State Police Forensics are on scene and assisting with the investigation. Blanton Street will remain closed for the next several hours while the investigation continues.

There is no additional information available for release at this early stage of the investigation. Investigators are asking anyone with information related to this incident to contact detectives at (503) 846-2500.


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Family of critically injured teen to hold news conference Friday
PeaceHealth - 10/19/17 2:00 PM
The family of 17-year-old Chloe Yates, who was critically injured in a head-on collision on I-5 Monday, Oct. 9, will provide information about her recovery at a news conference Friday, Oct. 20 at 11 a.m. in the Firstenburg Tower lobby at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

Yates, who suffered significant injuries in the collision, spent six days in critical condition in PeaceHealth Southwest's Intensive Care Unit. On Sunday, Oct. 15th, Yates' health status was upgraded, and she was transferred to the medical center's orthopedic-surgery unit. Yates faces an extended stay in the hospital, followed by a long period of rehabilitation.

Andrew Yates, Chloe's father, will speak at the news conference to thank the first responders and medical staff who worked to save his daughter's life, along with sharing the family's appreciation for the many people in the community who have stepped up to show support for Chloe.

Details for news media:
Parking for news vehicles will be available curbside in front of the PeaceHealth Southwest emergency department, located at 400 NE Mother Joseph Place in Vancouver, WA
Medical personnel from PeaceHealth Southwest's trauma team will be on hand to discuss Chloe's treatment and recovery
The Yates family will provide photos of Chloe for use by news media

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 www.peacehealth.org/southwest
Man Dies in Single-Vehicle Crash (Photo)
Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/19/17 1:10 PM
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On October 19, 2017, at 8:28 hours, dispatch received a 911 report of a rollover vehicle crash in the 7500-block of Ramsey Road, Gold Hill. Deputies determined the vehicle, a boom truck belonging to J.I.M. and Associates, Inc., first left the roadway on the passenger side, then crossed the roadway and rolled completely, landing on its tires. The driver, the only occupant, was ejected from the vehicle. He died at the scene.

The Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction (STAR) team responded to investigate the crash. An investigator with the Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office also responded to the scene. More information will be released pending family notifications and further investigation.

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Share's Soup's On! Event Raises $129,748; Bleu Door Bakery, Frontier Public House and Eatery at the Grant House Take Home Best Soup Awards (Photo)
Share - 10/19/17 1:02 PM
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Vancouver, WA -- A total of 690 guests at Soup's On! Celebrity Chefs Compete for Share on Sun., Oct. 15 at Red Lion Hotel on the River -- Jantzen Beach helped to raise $27,350 during the event's paddle raise. The event was presented by Davidson & Associates Insurance and supported by Pacific Lifestyle Homes, CenturyLink and Fred Meyer.

A major highlight of the event was the awards for best soup with the coveted Golden Ladle People's Choice Award for Soup-er Chef awarded to Bonnie Brasure of Bleu Door Bakery. Brasure was also awarded the Presenting Sponsor's Choice for Best Soup by Davidson & Associates Insurance. Brasure prepared a Chicken Wild Rice and Mushroom soup which will be served at her restaurant all week.

It was a tie for the Chef's Choice Award for Best Soup with trophies presented to Marian Adams of Frontier Public House and Capers Ogletree of Eatery at the Grant House.

A total of 13 local celebrity chefs participated in the 'Chef Battle,' with guests sampling each soup and casting a ballot. A representative from Davidson & Associates Insurance cast a vote for the Presenting Sponsor's Choice and each chef cast a vote for the Chef's Choice. Additional chefs included: Beaches Restaurant & Bar, Hilton Vancouver, Jo Foody's, Legacy Medical Center Salmon Creek, New Season's Market, Mill Creek Pub, Red Lion Hotel on the River -- Jantzen Beach, Rick Browne Ph.B., Simply Thyme Catering and Warehouse '23.

The evening's program included the presentation of the 2017 Emily Marshall Volunteer of the Year Award to Mandi Carsey and the 2017 Community Partnership Award to Officer Tyler Chavers.

"I was trying to find something to do with my kids, because I thought it was important to get involved in the community," said Carsey.

Officer Chavers shared, "Every individual in the room, all of you are community and you are all my examples of putting a human face on suffering and not wishing that someone else would do something, but actually doing something."

Each guest also took home an artisan soup bowl created by local artists Pat Brame, Nick Molatore, Kelly Kegwin, Sam Mackenzie, Stephen Mickey and Honna Sheffield.

About Share
Share was founded in 1979 with the goal of caring for the homeless and hungry in the greater Vancouver area. Share operates three shelters for the homeless, a transitional housing program, Lincoln Place (a 30-unit Housing First model apartment complex), a street outreach program, including a Day Center, a Housing & Essential Needs (HEN) program, provides case management to clients and provides daily meals for the homeless and low-income members of our community. Share also operates a summer meals program for low-income children and a backpack program benefitting 1,850+ children at 89 schools to provide food for weekends to children receiving free or reduced-fee lunches. Additionally, Share offers financial programs that incorporate financial education and matched dollars for savings; these programs are designed to assist in the improvement of credit scores and financial management. For more information on Share, visit our Web site at www.sharevancouver.org.

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Attached Media Files: Bonnie Brasure of Bleu Door Bakery with her best soup awards from Share's 2017 Soup's On event.
Newport Fire Department is moving back to our Main Fire Station! (Photo)
Newport Police Dept. - 10/19/17 12:51 PM
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Beginning Monday, October 23, 2017, our administrative offices will be back at our Main Fire Station located at 245 NW 10th Street, just west of the Catholic Church. Our phone number will remain the same, (541) 265-9461. Our office hours will continue to be 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Our operational crews and our Fire Prevention Bureau will be moving back into our facility over the next two weeks.
Our seismic retrofit construction project is just about completed. The City of Newport received a seismic retrofit grant from the State of Oregon Infrastructure Finance Authority in the amount of $1.4 Million Dollars to structurally upgrade the Main Fire Station located at 245 NW 10th Street for increased earthquake resistance. The Fire Station was constructed in 1981 before the era of modern building codes which requires seismic bracing. The project includes new foundation supports around the perimeter of the building, and bracing for wall panels and roof supports. The extent of the construction project necessitated our temporary relocation.
Along with needed safety and structural improvements, the fire station also received new paint, new flooring and lighting, and new furniture. We are also upgrading our training room to improve to better train our firefighters and EMTs.
Starting on Monday, October 23, people wishing to obtain a new burn permit will be able to pick one up at our Main Fire Station on NW 10th Street during normal business hours and from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturdays. Please note burn permits will not be available at the Agate Beach Fire Station, located at 225 NE 73rd Street, after Friday, October 20. Those wishing to activate a current permit will still be able to call the Fire Department phone number (541-265-9461) any time.
We thank the public for their patience and flexibility. We will continue to provide friendly, professional service in a timely manner in our upgraded and safer facility. We will be holding an open house in mid-November to show the public our new facility. The date and time will be announced in a future press release, and on our website. If you have any questions feel free to contact us by telephone or visit our website at: http://newportoregon.gov/dept/nfd/.


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Free Clinic of Southwest Washington Receives $2,500 Grant from Northwest Natural
Free Clinic of SW Washington - 10/19/17 12:48 PM
VANCOUVER, Wash., Oct. 19, 2017 -­ The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington has received a $2,500 grant from the Northwest Natural Gas Company to help fund x-ray services. In the most recent fiscal year, the Free Clinic completed 377 x-rays for low-income, uninsured patients.

X-rays let the clinic's volunteer providers understand the severity of a complaint or injury and treat it properly. The images are read by community radiologists, who partner with the Free Clinic in providing patient care. Providers use the images to diagnose conditions ranging from arthritis to lung cancer and prescribe appropriate courses of treatment.

Getting an x-ray and receiving needed care often means that patients can remain at or return to work. It helps them preserve their livelihood and be healthy, productive participants in the community.

"Reassurance is one of the most valuable things x-rays provide for our patients," says Free Clinic Executive Director Barbe West. "Knowledge is powerful. It can relieve worry for people who already face plenty of life challenges."

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.
*** Update - Person Of Interest Identified*** OSP Seeking Public's Assistance In Hit And Run Crash - Clackamas County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/19/17 12:36 PM
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OSP has identified a 20 year old male, last known address Saint Helens (OR), as the person of interest in this case. He is currently in an area hospital being treated for injuries consistent with an automobile crash. We will not be releasing his name at this time as it could jeopardize the integrity of the case.

OSP is still seeking witnesses to the crash or any information regarding the Ford Explorer. More information will be released when it is appropriate.

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Previous Release:
On October 18, 2017 at about 5:30AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of two vehicle crash on Highway 212 west of Damascus near SE Wyeast Avenue.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 1999 Ford Explorer was traveling eastbound when it crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a 2000 Toyota Camry. The driver of the Toyota, Ana WAKEFIELD, age 20, of Damascus, was critically injured and taken to Oregon Health Sciences University. Following the crash, the driver of the Ford fled the scene. He was described by witnesses as a white male in his twenties, slim build and dark hair.

A Washington County Sheriff's Office K9 responded and deployed to assist with the search. After a lengthy search the driver was not located. The Ford had switched plates and it is believed it had recently been on an used car lot. Attached is a photo of a dealer sticker.

Anyone who has information about this crash or who the driver may be is urged to call OSP at 503-375-3555. OSP was assisted by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Hillsboro Police, Clackamas Fire and the Oregon Department of Transportation. No further information at this time.

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Previous Release:
On October 18, 2017 at about 5:30AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of two vehicle crash on Highway 212 west of Damascus near SE Wyeast Avenue.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 1999 Ford Explorer was traveling eastbound when it crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a 2000 Toyota Camry. The driver of the Toyota, a 20 year old female, was critically injured and taken to an area hospital. Following the crash, the driver of the Ford fled the scene. He was described by witnesses as a white male in his twenties, slim build and dark hair.

A Washington County Sheriff's Office responded and deployed a K9 to assist with the search. After a lengthy search the driver was not located. Anyone who has information about this crash or who the driver may be is urged to call OSP at 503-375-3555. Highway 212 is closed but expected to open around 9AM. ODOT has an established detour in place.

More information will be provided when it becomes available.


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Agencies monitor changes to global recycling market for possible local impacts
Clark Co. WA Communications - 10/19/17 12:30 PM
Vancouver, Wash. - Regional solid waste partners, including Clark County, city of Vancouver and Waste Connections, are closely monitoring the Chinese government's proposed changes to the quality of recycled plastics and mixed paper it will accept. China will no longer accept bales of recyclables containing unwanted materials.

The proposed changes potentially could affect local and global recycling efforts. For years, the majority of the region's curbside mixed paper and plastic recycling has been sold to markets in China. Waste Connections of Washington, Clark County's local waste and recycling processor, is preparing to meet new requirements by physically slowing processing equipment to better sort materials.

The regional partners are closely following this situation to understand and anticipate market impacts, if any, and will keep residents informed.

"Residents of Clark County can help by recycling right and only putting approved materials in their blue curbside recycling cart," said Travis Dutton, Public Health's Solid Waste program manager.

"Our recycling processor has been a leader in producing high quality bales of recycling," Rich McConaghy, Vancouver Public Works' environmental resources manager, said. "We are optimistic that we can weather this potential storm."

Waste Connections recently mailed its customers an updated "Recycling Done Right" guide, available at http://wcnorthwest.com/Resources_Local/files/Newsletter_2017.compressed.pdf. Residents can refer to the guide to check which materials go into the curbside recycling cart and which materials go in the garbage. Another valuable resource is the Recycling A to Z Directory, available at www.recyclinga-z.com.

"Because the pending changes also are affecting other recycling efforts through local businesses, if you want to drop off materials for recycling, make sure to call before you drive," Dutton said.
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New documentary featuring Oregon LGBTQ veterans to premiere Nov. 3 in Portland (Photo)
Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs - 10/19/17 12:13 PM
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The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs is proud to present the world premiere of "Breaking the Silence," a documentary featuring the stories of some of Oregon's LGBTQ service members and veterans.

This groundbreaking film explores the lives of five Oregon veterans, who not only served their country honorably, but were forced to serve in silence and at great risk to themselves, their careers and their families.

"We are privileged and honored to share the stories of these five incredible men and women, who have shown such great courage in coming forward after years or even decades of silence," said Cameron Smith, director of the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs. "We are extremely proud of this film and are excited to celebrate the diversity that unites us as a vibrant community of veterans and as a state."

"Breaking the Silence" was filmed by the multi-talented videographer Julia Reihs and produced by Portland storyteller Paul Iarrobino, in collaboration with Nathaniel Boehme, ODVA's LGBTQ veterans coordinator.

Veterans and family, the general public and media are welcome and encouraged to join us for the film premiere on Friday, Nov. 3, at the Mission Theater, 1624 N.W. Glisan St. in Portland. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the screening will be at 7 p.m., followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with the veteran storytellers who participated in the project.

Admission is free. There will also be food and drinks by McMenamins available for purchase. Minors are welcome to attend accompanied by a parent or guardian.

A trailer for the film can be found online at www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeBpkFepTnU&t. If you are an LGBTQ veteran in need of assistance or support or have any questions about the benefits you've earned through your service to our nation, please contact us at LGBTQVets@odva.state.or.us.

Media interested in interviewing the veteran participants prior to the event may contact ODVA's Tyler Francke at 971-239-6640 or tyler.francke@state.or.us to make arrangements.


Attached Media Files: Film premiere flyer (PDF) , ODVA logo , Film premiere flyer (JPG) , "Breaking the Silence" title card
Hood River District Attorney's Eagle Creek Fire Press Release (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/19/17 12:04 PM
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On behalf of the Hood River County River District Attorney's Office:

"When the Eagle Creek fire erupted a criminal investigation was immediately begun by the Oregon State Police. US Forest Service investigators have been assisting the State Police in this ongoing investigation. As a result of the investigation legal proceedings have been commenced in the Hood River County Circuit Court. A fifteen year old boy recently appeared and was arraigned on a Juvenile Court Petition.

Allegations in the Petition include acts of Reckless Burning, Depositing Burning Materials on Forest Lands, Unlawful Possession of Fireworks, Criminal Mischief and Recklessly Endangering Other Persons. The charging petition was filed by the Hood River County Juvenile Department at the direction of the Hood River County District Attorney John Sewell. The Hood River County District Attorney's office has been acting in cooperation with the Multnomah County District Attorney's office. Although extensive damage caused by the wildfire occurred in both Hood River and Multnomah Counties, Oregon's juvenile code dictates that legal proceedings be commenced in the county where the illegal act originally occurred, which is Hood River County.

The District Attorney's office, the Oregon State Police and the Hood River County Juvenile Department will have no further comment until the case has been resolved."


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The Portland Business Alliance Thanks OHSU's Dr. Joe Robertson
Portland Business Alliance - 10/19/17 11:32 AM
The Portland Business Alliance offers heartfelt wishes to Dr. Joe Robertson as he moves toward retirement and enters the next phase of his personal journey. Dr. Robertson brought outstanding leadership to OHSU during his tenure as the institution's president, taking the lead on issues such as global and public health, health care transformation and cancer research. He has created one of the top-tier research facilities in the country, and he grew the tremendous economic impact OHSU has on the Portland-metro economy. Oregonians should be proud of the "96,000-square-mile" footprint -- from Enterprise to Coos Bay, from Portland to Klamath Falls -- which Dr. Robertson has advanced for OHSU. His leadership will be felt in our state for many decades into the future.
Update: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 38-Year-Old Man (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/19/17 11:26 AM
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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit continues to attempt to locate 38-year-old Brian D. Duncan, who was last seen near the Eastbank Esplanade. Detectives have released additional photographs of Duncan.

Anyone seeing Duncan should immediately call 9-1-1 so officers can check his welfare. Anyone with non-emergency information should contact Detective Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081, Lori.Fonken@portlandoregon.gov or missing@portlandoregon.gov


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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate a 38-year-old man missing since October 16, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.


Brian D. Duncan is described as 6'00" tall, 190 pounds, brown hair, brown facial hair, and blue eyes. Duncan is a person with a paraplegic injury and uses a motorized wheelchair for mobility. He is known to wear blue wire-framed glasses.

Duncan's last reported location was the Duckworth Dock near the Steele Bridge.

Duncan's family is concerned for his welfare. There are no indications that his disappearance involves foul play.


Anyone seeing Duncan should immediately call 9-1-1 so officers can check his welfare. Anyone with non-emergency information should contact Detective Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081, Lori.Fonken@portlandoregon.gov or missing@portlandoregon.gov


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FBI "Women in Tech" Recruiting & Outreach Event (Photo)
FBI - Oregon - 10/19/17 11:00 AM
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Women with backgrounds in computer science, engineering, and math are in high demand in today's economy, but they can also play a crucial role in helping keep our shared community safe for generations to come. The FBI, in partnership with ChickTech Portland, is offering women in Oregon and Southwest Washington a chance to learn more about exciting career opportunities that balance work and family while providing new career challenges.

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Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Location: Downtown Portland (location will be given to those who pre-register)

Pre-registration is required for those who wish to attend. Send an email to portlandapplicants@ic.fbi.gov no later than Wednesday, October 25th.

Anyone interested in applying for the FBI is encouraged to visit www.fbijobs.gov for more information on available positions, requirements and the process.



Media wishing to cover the event should contact PIO Beth Anne Steele prior to the event.


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Tip of the Week - October 23, 2017 - Halloween Safety
Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/19/17 10:52 AM
Fall is in the air and Halloween is coming! Many people view Halloween as a time for fun and treats. However in the United States, roughly two times as many children aged 5-14 are killed while walking on Halloween evening compared with other evenings of the year. Falls are a leading cause of injuries among children on this holiday. Parents can help prevent children from becoming injured on Halloween by following these safety tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Safety Council.

Children should:
Go only to well-lit houses and remain on porches rather than entering houses.
Travel in small groups and be accompanied by an adult.
Know their phone numbers and carry a cell phone for an emergency phone call.
Carry a note in their pocket with their name and address.
Bring treats home before eating them so parents can inspect them.
When using costume knives and swords, ensure they are flexible, not rigid or sharp.

When walking in neighborhoods, they should:
Use flashlights, stay on sidewalks if available, and avoid crossing yards.
Cross streets at the corner, use crosswalks if available, and don't cross between
parked cars.
Stop at all corners and stay together in a group before crossing.
Wear clothing that is bright, reflective, and flame retardant.
Consider using face paint instead of masks.
Avoid wearing hats that could slide over their eyes.
Avoid wearing long, baggy, or loose costumes or oversized shoes to prevent tripping.
Always look left, right, and left again before crossing the street.

Parents and adults should:
Supervise the outing for children under age 12.
Establish a curfew for older children.
Prepare homes for trick-or-treaters by clearing porches, lawns, and sidewalks and by
placing decorations away from doorways and landings.
Avoid giving choking hazards such as gum, peanuts, hard candies, or small toys as
treats to young children.
Inspect all candy before children eat it.

To ensure the safety of pedestrian trick-or-treaters, parents and adults should:
Make sure children under age 10 are supervised as they cross the street.
Drive slowly.
Watch for children in the street and on medians.
Exit driveways and alleyways carefully.
Have children get out of cars on the curbside, not the traffic side.

Following these tips should help ensure this Halloween is a safe and fun holiday for everyone.

For more information and tips, visit our website at www.lincolncountysheriff.net and Like us on Facebook at Lincoln County Sheriff's Office -- Oregon.


Attached Media Files: Halloween Safety
WSU Vancouver students host legislative town hall
WSU Vancouver - 10/19/17 10:30 AM
VANCOUVER, Wash. -- The Associated Students of Washington State University Vancouver will host a town hall with state legislators at 6 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Dengerink Administration Building, Room 110. The event is free and open to the public.

Audience members may ask questions in person and via Twitter using the hashtag #WSUVAskLeg.

Three legislators representing Clark County are on the agenda:
Sen. Ann Rivers, 18th district
Rep. Brandon Vick, 18th district
Rep. Sharon Wylie, 49th district

In addition, Sen. Lynda Wilson, 17th district, tentatively plans to attend.

For more information, contact the ASWSUV Director of Legislative Affairs Justus Phelps at 360-546-9523.

About the Associated Students of Washington State University Vancouver
ASWSUV is WSU Vancouver's student government organization. It is made up of 26 appointed students who work to advocate for WSU Vancouver students.

About WSU Vancouver
WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. in Vancouver, east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205, or via C-Tran bus service. Parking is available at meters and in the Blue Daily Pay Lot for $1.50 after 5 p.m.

As one of six campuses of the Washington State University system, WSU Vancouver offers big-school resources in a small-school environment. The university provides affordable, high-quality baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people and communities it serves. As the only four-year research university in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver helps drive economic growth through relationships with local businesses and industries, schools and nonprofit organizations.

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PGE Foundation celebrates 20 years and $20 million invested in the success of Oregon
PGE - 10/19/17 10:05 AM
PGE Foundation celebrates 20 years and $20 million invested in the success of Oregon
Commemorating anniversary with $235K in grants aimed at preventing homelessness

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The PGE Foundation -- Portland General Electric's corporate foundation -- is celebrating 20 years of community leadership and more than $20 million awarded in grants since its inception.

The PGE Foundation was established in 1997 with a $25 million endowment designed to last in perpetuity to improve the quality of life for Oregonians. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded 1,883 grants to 1,316 organizations across the state of Oregon.

"As a philanthropic organization with ties to one of Oregon's most enduring companies, I truly believe we've made a positive impact contributing to the success of Oregon," said Gwyneth Gamble Booth, founding member and chair of the PGE Foundation board of directors.

The PGE Foundation awards more than $1 million annually to help improve educational outcomes, inspire critical thinking through arts experiences and strengthen family stability.

To commemorate its 20th anniversary, and its commitment to helping make Oregon a better place, the PGE Foundation awarded $235,000 to organizations helping address the homeless crisis in our region. These grants will help fund new housing, a new health clinic, provide social services and support families' housing needs. The following organizations will receive funding in the fall of 2017:

Central City Concern, $100,000: To support its Housing is Health initiative, which will help families in east Portland in need of new housing and healthcare services.
Human Solutions, $25,000: To support efforts to re-house families experiencing homelessness.
JOIN, $15,000: To support the remodel of facilities at JOIN's Service Center.
New Avenues for Youth, $25,000: To expand services in East Multnomah County to reach youth experiencing homelessness.
Northwest Housing Alternatives, $25,000: To rebuild its campus in central Milwaukie, adding needed housing, shelter and office space.
Portland Homeless Family Solutions, $10,000: To support activities to help 150 homeless families secure and retain their housing.
The Salvation Army, $10,000: To support veterans and their families experiencing homelessness.
Transition Projects, $25,000: To support veterans and their families with stable housing.

Central City Concern received the largest grant of $100,000. The funds will be used to support the new Stark Street Apartments -- 155 units of workforce housing; the new Interstate Apartments -- 51 apartments designated for families displaced due to gentrification; and the new Eastside Health and Housing Center -- a two-story clinic and housing for 176 people.

"It's so heartening the PGE Foundation recognizes the importance housing plays in a healthy community," said Ed Blackburn, Central City Concern president and CEO emeritus. "Our Eastside Health Center will be a tremendous asset to the neighborhood, and we are so grateful the PGE Foundation has joined other businesses and philanthropic organizations to support the effort."

As the PGE Foundation looks forward to the next 20 years, it is committed to helping provide equitable opportunities for all, so all Oregonians realize their full potential.

"We've been honored to support various organizations dedicated to enriching the lives of our community members, and we'll continue to listen, learn and lead with the intention of strengthening communities for the benefit of Oregonians today and for generations to come," said Kregg Arntson, executive director of the PGE Foundation.

Visit PGEFoundation.org to see the complete list of 2017 Safe & Stable Families grants.

About the PGE Foundation
The PGE Foundation, the corporate foundation of Portland General Electric, was established in 1997 as a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization with a permanent endowment. The Foundation's giving is separate from the corporate giving of PGE. Grants are awarded to local nonprofits located in areas where PGE has customers or power generating plants. Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed more than $20 million to help improve the quality of life for Oregonians by supporting programs and services that encourage safe and healthy families, provide educational opportunities, and encourage arts and cultural diversity. Gwyneth Gamble Booth is chair, Dave Robertson is president and Kregg Arntson is executive director. To learn more about the PGE Foundation, visit PGEFoundation.org.
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Marine Board Appoints Director (Photo)
Oregon Marine Board - 10/19/17 9:40 AM
Interim Marine Director, Rachel Graham
Interim Marine Director, Rachel Graham
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The Oregon State Marine Board appointed Rachel Graham as Marine Director effective October 16, 2017 at its quarterly meeting in La Pine. This interim appointment will remain in effect through the recruitment and hiring process to replace outgoing Marine Director, Scott Brewen.

ORS 830.135 states the Marine Board shall appoint the Marine Director who shall serve at the pleasure of the Board. The Board, with assistance from the Department of Administrative Services Human Resources, anticipates posting the position vacancy and beginning its recruitment for a Marine Director prior to year-end.

Ms. Graham began her employment with the Marine Board in 2010 and in her capacity as the Policy and Environmental Manager has represented the agency on many state, interstate and agency legislative initiatives.

Ms. Graham may be contacted at (503) 378-2617 or by email at Rachel.B.Graham@oregon.gov.

For more information about the Marine Board and the agency's self-supporting programs, visit www.boatoregon.com.
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Attached Media Files: Interim Marine Director, Rachel Graham
County begins work to implement rural rail-related development options
Clark Co. WA Communications - 10/19/17 9:35 AM
Vancouver, Wash. - Clark County is starting work to implement new provisions of the state Growth Management Act, GMA, that are effective today and allow development along the county-owned Chelatchie Prairie Railroad.

During the 2017 legislative session, lawmakers amended the act to permit freight rail-dependent uses on parcels adjacent to the railroad. If adopted by the Board of County Councilors, such uses would be allowed in rural, agriculture and forest-zoned lands.

The county immediately is beginning to:

Amend its Comprehensive Plan's land use, rural and resource, and transportation elements.
Define certain areas where such uses would be allowed.
Draft development regulations that will include a list of freight rail-dependent uses.

The council asked that Comprehensive Plan policies and area map amendments be completed in 2017.

Community Planning will host an open house and public meeting about the project at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Prairie High School, 11311 N.E. 117th Ave. Staff will make a presentation and the county council will take public comment.

Other meetings where people can provide testimony will be:

Planning Commission, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., sixth-floor Hearing Room
Board of County Councilors, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., sixth-floor Hearing Room.

Written testimony can be mailed any time to Community Planning, PO Box 9810, Vancouver, WA 98666-9810 or the Board of County Councilors, PO Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000. All comments will be part of the official record.

County staff will work with the Railroad Advisory Board to draft policies and define where freight rail-dependent uses could be allowed. In 2018, the advisory board and staff will focus on developing a draft list of freight rail-dependent uses.

More information about the project can be found at https://www.clark.wa.gov/community-planning/freight-rail-dependent-uses.
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Vancouver Police shot at while responding to call for service (Update 1: Arrest)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 10/19/17 9:23 AM
Update 1

The male that exited the apartment was identified as Cody C. Burris, 11-1-94. Burris was booked into the Clark County Jail on multiple counts of Assault I.

The investigation is continuing and additional charges are likely.





Vancouver, Wash. --On October 19, 2017 at approximately 12:14 a.m., a Vancouver Police officer was flagged down by a citizen in the area of Ft. Vancouver Way/E Fourth Plain Blvd. The citizen reported that there were people being held against their will inside an apartment at 2010 E Fourth Plain Blvd., by a male who was armed with a gun. As patrol officers approached, at least one shot was fired at them from inside the apartment. The scene was contained and SWAT responded. A male subject exited the apartment and was taken into custody without incident. No one else was located inside the apartment. No officers or citizens were injured.

Detectives from the Vancouver Police Department Major Crime Unit are investigating.

No additional information is available at this time.


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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.
Board of Forestry to meet in Eugene Nov. 1, hosting joint meeting and field tour with EQC on Nov. 2
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 10/19/17 8:55 AM
Release date: Oct. 19, 2017
Contact: Ken Armstrong, ODF Public Affairs Director, 503-945-7420


Board of Forestry to meet in Eugene Nov. 1, hosting joint meeting and field tour with EQC on Nov. 2


The Oregon Board of Forestry will hold a regular business meeting on Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3:25 p.m., in the North and Middle Columbia Room at the Valley View Inn, located at 1000 Valley View Way in Eugene. Following the meeting, from 5 to 7 p.m., there will be a community social event to meet and visit with local community leaders. On Nov. 2, the Board will meet jointly with the DEQ Environmental Quality Commission from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. to discuss water quality protection, smoke management and prescribed burning. The BOF and EQC will then tour an active slash burn.

The Nov. 1 meeting agenda includes the following agenda items:
Overview of the financial dashboard
2017 fire season update
Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee testimony
Western Oregon Habitat Conservation planning update
Overview of coordination to develop landscape-scale projects that serve private landowners and advance restoration on public lands
Presentation on urban and community forests -- future challenges and trends in Oregon and nationwide
Forest health update

Immediately following the regular meeting, the Board will meet in executive session from 3:25 to 4:25 p.m. to conduct the State Forester's Annual Performance Review, as provided for in Oregon Revised Statute 192.660(2)(i).

The public is welcome to attend the meetings, community social, and tour. There is opportunity at the beginning of the Nov. 1 meeting for general public comment on items that are not scheduled on the Board's meeting agenda, as well as opportunities to comment throughout the meeting on the individual agenda items.

Agenda materials are available online at www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/BOFMeetings.aspx.

Accommodations for people with disabilities, and special materials, services, or assistance can be arranged by calling the ODF Public Affairs Office at 503-945-7200, at least 48 hours in advance.

The Oregon Board of Forestry consists of seven citizens nominated by the Governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. Responsibilities include appointing the State Forester, setting management direction for state-owned forests, adopting rules governing timber harvest and other practices on private forestland, and promoting sustainable management of Oregon's 30 million-acre forestland base. More information about the Board is available at www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/AboutBOF.aspx.

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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 10/18/2017
Sandy Police Dept. - 10/19/17 8:04 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 10/18/2017


ESTACADA:

17-1750

On 10/18/2017 at about 1555 hrs., police responded to the 200 block of SW Cedar Street to serve a warrant. Officers arrested Jonathan R. Hogenson (36, transient) on eight warrants for contempt. He was lodged at Clackamas County Jail on $25,000 bail.


SANDY:

17-1744

On 10/18/2017 at about 0808 hrs., code enforcement received a report about graffiti in the Sandy Transit Center. It was determined that, between 10/13/2017 and 10/16/2017, an unknown suspect applied graffiti to the restroom. The graffiti was photographed and abated. The cost of the abatement was $25.

17-1749

On 10/18/2017 at about 1320 hrs., police received a report about telephonic harassment in the 38000 block of Creekside Loop. A report is pending (CAD).

17-1748

On 10/18/2017 at 1407 hrs., a citizen came to the Sandy Police Department to report the theft of one of his license plates from his vehicle while parked at the Estacada High School on 10/11/2017.  The plate was entered in LEDS/NCIC as stolen, and a report was taken.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Great Oregon ShakeOut and Portland Public Schools' Youth Disaster Academy today (10/19) (Photo)
Portland Bureau of Emergency Management - 10/19/17 6:30 AM
Youth Disaster Academy Photo
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The Great Oregon ShakeOut and Portland Public Schools' Youth Disaster Academy are taking place this Thursday to raise awareness about what to do during an earthquake, and steps residents can take to prepare.

All Oregonians are encouraged to join the ShakeOut earthquake drill at 10:19 a.m. on 10/19 and "drop, cover, and hold on tight." More information on the ShakeOut can be found here: www.shakeout.org/oregon.

This morning, students at Benson High School will participate in a Youth Disaster Academy organized by PPS, the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management, and Portland Fire & Rescue to learn emergency preparedness skills. The training includes hands-only CPR, an introduction to search and rescue/medical triage, small fire suppression, radio communications, and an overview of local hazards

WHAT: Great Oregon ShakeOut and Youth Disaster Academy
WHEN: October 19th, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (ShakeOut occurs at 10:19 a.m.)
WHERE: Benson High School (546 NE 12th Ave); please check in with front office upon arrival.
SITE CONTACT: Amber Shoebridge, Portland Public Schools, (503) 704-0916

Photo attached of Disaster Academy at Wilson High School, March 11, 2016. Portland Bureau of Emergency Management.

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Attached Media Files: Media Advisory , Youth Disaster Academy Photo
Traffic #Alert: Officers Investigate Shooting in Sellwood Neighborhood - One Person Injured
Portland Police Bureau - 10/19/17 5:10 AM
On Thursday October 19, 2017, at 4:17 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a 9-1-1 hang-up call at the 7-11 located at 1715 Southeast Tacoma Street.

As officers responded to the location, an employee at the 7-11 called 9-1-1 again and informed the call taker an adult male had been shot in the 7-11 parking lot.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and contacted the adult male victim who was suffering from what is believed to be a not life-threatening injury. Emergency medical personnel arrived on scene and provided the victim medical aid and transported him by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Preliminary information learned during the investigation suggests the victim was standing near a burgundy four door sedan that was parked in the parking lot of the 7-11. The victim was speaking with the driver of the sedan when the driver of the vehicle fired multiple gunshots, striking the victim.

After firing multiple gunshots the suspect proceeded to drive out of the parking lot. As the suspect left the parking lot, the vehicle struck a tree, causing what is believed to be significant damage to the front end of the vehicle. The suspect continued to drive the vehicle out of the area. The suspect and suspect's vehicle has not been located at this time

Officers canvassed the area and located a bullet strike to the 7-11 and additional evidence of the shooting and crash.

Officers continue to investigate this shooting and are not releasing the suspect's description at this time.

Southeast 17th Avenue will be closed between Southeast Tacoma Street and Southeast Spokane Street during this investigation.

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

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

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:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Wed. 10/18/17
Food Cart Fire Extends to Multiple Cars and Challenges Firefighters (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 10/18/17 10:21 PM
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At 3:12PM Fire crews were dispatched to the report of a food cart on fire at SW 1st and Columbia. Multiple callers reported significant flames and explosions. On arrival fire crews found two food carts fully involved with fire. At least 10 cars parked in the lot adjacent to the food carts were burning or heavily damaged by the fire. Because of the amount of fire, and gusting winds driving the flames, the incident commander called for a second alarm at 3:19PM. Crews worked quickly to protect additional vehicles in the lot and a city-block long row of mature trees that had ignited above the carts. Reports of multiple explosions were later confirmed by fire investigators when they found several ruptured propane tanks in the burned debris. This fire was brought under control by firefighters in about 15 min, but not before completely destroying two food carts, several cars, and a large tree. Several workers were evaluated and treated at the scene for minor injuries.

This fire started when a worker was fueling a gas generator used for power by one of the carts. Some of the fuel spilled and the fumes found a heat source and ignited. Workers attempted to fight the flames with several fire extinguishers, but the fire quickly spread out of control.

Portland Fire reminds everyone to never fuel hot power equipment. When fueling equipment, be sure that you are away from all combustibles and other heat sources. Always read the instructions for equipment carefully and heed all safety warnings and labels.

While this fire was caused by improper fueling, once the carts and several adjacent vehicles were burning, the intensity of the heat and flames caused two propane cylinders to rupture. Any container the has compressed gas in it, including propane, natural gas, aerosol cans, and even vehicle tires, can become over-pressurized when exposed to the intense heat of fire and the gas inside expands. If this expansion happens rapidly the container will rupture creating explosions. For this reason it is important to recognize when a fire is beyond control, evacuate the area, and stay clear of the fire.

Mobile food carts are not regulated by the fire code in the City of Portland because they are considered mobile units and fall under the Federal Department of Transportation guidelines. Portland Fire and Rescue does regulate commercial propane use and reminds any businesses who operate portable propane appliances to obtain a propane permit through the Fire Marshal's Office and follow the conditions of use and operation listed on the permit. The permit can be found online at PortlandOregon.gov/fire under "Permits and Inspections".

Photo credit to Greg Muir


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Assault Suspect Steals a Tigard Police Patrol Vehicle (Photo)
Tigard Police - 10/18/17 9:57 PM
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On October 18, 2017 at approximately 4:25 p.m., a Tigard Police Officer was called to an apartment dwelling located at 16280 SW 113th Ave in Tigard. A caller reported two men fighting. When the officer arrived he observed an adult male being treated for injuries by medical personnel at the scene. Another adult male approached the officer as he was exiting his patrol vehicle and was told to wait nearby. While the officer attempted to check on the injured man, the suspect quickly entered the unoccupied patrol vehicle and drove off. The officer quickly relayed the stolen vehicle information on the radio and other Tigard Police units quickly responded to the area in search of the suspect.

A Tigard Police Commander responding to the scene spotted the stolen patrol vehicle as it entered the parking lot of the Masonic Lodge located at 13680 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard. After stopping and exiting the vehicle, the suspect then attempted entry into the locked lodge by smashing a window adjacent to the front entrance. As other patrol units arrived, the suspect continued to attempt entry while ignoring police commands. Officers utilized several tactics which ultimately allowed them to close-in and take the suspect into custody without further incident.

The suspect, identified as 24 year-old Djordge Djuric, was checked and cleared by medical personnel at the scene and subsequently transported to the Washington County Jail. No injuries or damages were reported in connection with the stolen vehicle.

Djuric was charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Assault IV, Criminal Mischief and Resisting Arrest. Djuric will await arraignment.


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Monday, October 23, 2017 Regular Board Business Meeting Agenda
Parkrose Sch. Dist. - 10/18/17 8:18 PM
The Parkrose Board of Education of School District No. 3, Multnomah County, Oregon, will convene in a Regular Board Business Meeting on Monday, October 23, 2017 in the Boardroom at the Parkrose District Office located at 10636 NE Prescott St., Portland, Oregon at the hour of 6:30 pm. The Board will receive reports from the High School Associated Student Body, Superintendent's Office, Assistant Superintendent/School Improvement Office, Human Resources, Student Services and the Business Office. They will hear presentations by Joe Rossi, Karen Gray and Elevate Oregon. The Board will take action on consent agenda items and several action items including: Goals, Budget Committee Vacancies, Budget Calendar, Working Agreement and an event contribution. The Board will also report on their Board Business including: committee reports, legislative update, color caucus, auditor meeting and various meetings/events. Twice during each Regular Board Business meeting time is set aside to hear Citizen Comments, see policy attached to agenda for further details. The agenda is posted on the Parkrose School District Website at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1000205
Arson Investigation
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/18/17 7:35 PM
Today shortly before 5pm sheriff and fire personnel were sent to 15904 NE Gabriel Road in response to a building fire. A neighbor called 9-1-1 after seeing smoke and flames coming from the detached shop at this address.

As fire personnel were tending to the active fire in the shop. The resident came out of the house and asked the deputy on scene if they(the fire department) were going to put the fire in the house out too.

The deputy then noticed some smoke and flames looking through one of the windows of the house. Fire personnel were able to extinguish both fires.

The resident admitted intentionally setting the shop and house on fire, but offered no reason why she chose to start the fires.

The resident was arrested for two counts of Arson.

Her name is:
INGRAM, ANGIE M.
46 year old

Clark County Fire Marshall is still on scene and is continuing the investigation.
Pursuit/Officer Involved Shooting-Josephine County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/18/17 5:08 PM
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On October 18th, 2017, at approximately 10:57 AM, a Josephine County Sheriff's Office Deputy who was accompanied by a Douglas County Sheriff's Office Detective, were in the Wolf Creek area when they attempted to stop a vehicle believed to be stolen out of Douglas County.

The vehicle, a Ford F450 pick-up, failed to yield and a short pursuit ensued. At some point during the pursuit, the vehicle became disabled and the driver, identified as 43 year old Judd Amin Sansaver, of Wolf Creek, brandished a weapon, resulting in an officer involved shooting. Sansaver was subsequently apprehended after a short struggle. Neither the deputies nor the suspect were injured.

Sansaver was lodged at the Josephine County Jail on the following charges:

-Unlawful use of a Weapon
-Resisting Arrest
-Unlawful use of a Motor Vehicle
-Felon in Possession of a Firearm
-Attempt to Elude with a Motor Vehicle

Additionally, Sansaver had a felony warrant out of Jackson County for a parole violation.

Detectives from the Oregon State Police Major Crimes Section in Central Point and the Josephine County District Attorney's office are continuing the investigation into the shooting.

All further media requests should be referred to the Josephine District Attorney's office.


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Vancouver Police investigate shooting (Update 1: Identities)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 10/18/17 4:42 PM
Update

The homeowner has been identified as Steven R. Cox, 60, of Vancouver. The suspect, who did not survive his injuries, is Ryan J. Anderson, 30, of Ridgefield, Wa.

The investigation is continuing and no additional information is available at this time.




Vancouver, Wash. --On October 18, 2017, at approximately 5:23 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to a disturbance call at a residence in the 14500 block of NE 49th Circle. According to preliminary information, the homeowner is awakened by a prowler/suspect who is in the fenced backyard. The homeowner arms himself with a gun and confronts the suspect in the yard. A physical altercation occurs between the two and the homeowner fires one round striking the suspect. The suspect is transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The Vancouver Police Department Major Crime Unit is investigating and nothing further is available at this time.


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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.
Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Four in Forest Grove
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 10/18/17 4:36 PM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on October 17, 2017, at approximately 2:30 p.m. in the 3200 block of Main Street in Forest Grove, OR. The fire affected Four people, including two adults, two children and many exotic 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.
AARP Gives Congressional Award to Representative Suzanne Bonamici on behalf of Older Americans
AARP Oregon - 10/18/17 3:40 PM
Beaverton, OR -- Today, AARP Oregon announced Representative Suzanne Bonamici as a recipient of AARP's 2017 Congressional Award for her legislative leadership that benefits the lives of the 50+ and our families in 114th Congress. She was one of four members of Congress to be recognized in this way for 2017. Congresswoman Bonamici received this award for her role to help restore crucial services to seniors in our community.

"The Congresswoman was crucial to maintaining the multigenerational fabric that makes our state a great place to live," said Elaine Friesen-Strang, AARP Oregon State President. "Her leadership will help older Americans live longer with independence and dignity in their homes and communities."
UPDATE #1: Major Crash Team Responding to Serious Injury Crash on North Lombard Street
Portland Police Bureau - 10/18/17 3:26 PM
The driver killed Friday afternoon in a crash on North Lombard Street near North Marine Drive has been identified as 25-year-old Brandon C. Cassel of Portland.

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The driver critically injured in this crash died at a Portland hospital shortly after arriving for treatment.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the southbound driver (deceased) was traveling at a high rate of speed, lost control of the vehicle, and crossed the center line before colliding with the tractor-trailer being driven northbound.

This is the 36th traffic fatality in the City of Portland in 2017.

Names of those involved will not be available for release until Monday.

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On Friday October 13, 2017, at 1:41 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a traffic crash on North Lombard Street near Marine Drive.

Officers and medical personnel arrived learned that the crash involved two drivers - one in a tractor-trailer and the other in a passenger vehicle.

The driver of the passenger vehicle was suffering from traumatic injuries and was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to life-threatening injuries. The truck driver was not injured.

Preliminary information indicates that the driver of the tractor-trailer was traveling northbound on Lombard Street and collided with the driver of the passenger car who was traveling southbound on Lombard Street.

Due to the severity of the driver's injuries, the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation.

North Lombard Street near Marine Drive will be closed in both directions for several hours until the crash investigation is complete.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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

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

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Metrics and Scoring Committee to meet October 20 in Wilsonville
Oregon Health Authority - 10/18/17 3:23 PM
October 18, 2017

Contact: Heather Johnson, 503-508-8276, heather.n.johnson@state.or.us (meeting information or accommodation)

What: A public meeting of the Oregon Health Authority Metrics and Scoring Committee.

When: Friday, October 20, 9 a.m. to noon. Public testimony will be heard at 9:20 a.m.

Where: Clackamas Community College Wilsonville Training Center, 29353 SW Town Center Loop E, Wilsonville

Attendees can also follow the presentation by webinar and listen to discussion by phone. Register for the webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/312837825839229954. Conference line: 888-204-5984, participant code 1277-166. Phone will be unmuted during public testimony.

Agenda: Welcome, consent agenda and updates; public testimony; OHA obesity measure proposal; consider 2019 potential change to tobacco prevalence measure; consider potential change to PCPCH measure; finalize recommendation to Health Plan Quality Metrics Committee; future meeting schedule and topics.

For more information, please visit the committee's website at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/hpa/analytics/Pages/Metrics-Scoring-Committee.aspx.

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:
Sign language and spoken language interpreters
Written materials in other languages
Braille
Large print
Audio and other formats
If you need help or have questions, please contact Heather Johnson at 503-508-8276, 711 TTY, heather.n.johnson@state.or.us, at least 48 hours before the meeting.
Bridge the Divide: We're In This Together | ILEAD Youth Leadership Summit wants teens to 'listen to understand'
City of Salem - 10/18/17 3:00 PM
The 9th annual ILEAD Youth Leadership Summit is set for Saturday, November 4, 2017. This free, 1-day event will be held at the Oregon 4H Center and is open to all high school-aged students living in Marion and Polk Counties.

The summit will empower and equip teens to learn the skill of listening to understand through guest speakers, workshop breakout sessions, videos, and interactive games.

"We build stronger families, schools, and neighborhoods when we truly listen to understand others with differing opinions and perspectives," said summit coordinator, and City of Salem Youth Development Coordinator Laurie Shaw Casarez. "ILEAD believes teens can learn, practice and apply this necessary skill in real life and help improve our communities alongside adults."

Registration ends October 27. Application forms are posted on the event website and at many local high schools. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and includes fun activities, meals, and a event t-shirt for all teen participants. Free Bus transportation will be provided at ten local high schools.

ILEAD is produced each year by a youth committee, college student event staff, and a planning committee made up of local youth development, prevention, and workforce readiness professionals including: the City of Salem, Marion County Health, Polk County Family and Community Outreach, Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, and Family YMCA of Marion and Polk Counties.

To register for student interviews, email Laurie Shaw Casarez, Youth Development Coordinator at lshawcasarez@cityofsalem.net. For more information on the summit go to www.cityofsalem.net/youth-families or www.facebook.com/ileadoregon.
"America's Opiate Epidemic: Is it in Salem and what's being done about it?"
VanNatta Public Relations - 10/18/17 2:30 PM
The Salem City Club invites you to join us on Friday, October 27, 2017, at the Willamette Heritage Center for "America's Opiate Epidemic: Is it in Salem and what's being done about it?" Every day, new statistics, new strategies, new priorities, and new proclamations are printed in health journals and newspapers and voiced in the electronic media about the opioid epidemic facing citizens of the United States.
Come hear from law enforcement experts in the first of two Salem City Club programs on the Opioid Epidemic in Oregon on Friday, October 27. A second program is scheduled for April 2018.

Reservations are due by noon Wednesday, October 25, 2017. For more information on this program, please go to www.salemcityclub.com
Corwin Beverage Co. to host Green Business Morning Blend networking event
Clark Co. WA Communications - 10/18/17 2:28 PM
Vancouver, Wash. - Clark County Public Health's Green Business program will hold a free Morning Blend networking event from 8-9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at Corwin Beverage Co., 219 S. Timm Road, Ridgefield.

Corwin's green team members will discuss their creative solutions to reduce the company's environmental impact.

The event is open to anyone interested in networking and learning about green business practices.

Space is limited. Please register at https://www.clarkgreenbiz.com/336/97/october-morning-blend.html.

"Corwin was one of the first businesses to join the Green Business program," said Sarah Keirns, who leads the program. "The green team at Corwin has been working on environmental improvements since 2011, and I'm impressed by their success over the years. They have great ideas to share."

The Green Business program represents a growing community of businesses committed to making a positive impact on the environment. To learn more, visit www.clarkgreenbiz.com.
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Award recognizes Oregon's return-to-work programs
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 10/18/17 1:22 PM
(Salem) -- The Oregon Workers' Compensation Division (WCD) has received an award from a worldwide organization for the division's ongoing efforts and track record of success in helping injured Oregon workers return to work.

The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions -- the largest trade association of workers' compensation agencies in North America -- honored WCD with a 2017 President's Award. Such awards recognize the contributions of regulators and industry professionals in improving workplace health and safety, including helping workers recover from on-the-job injury and illness.

WCD's award, announced by the association during its 103rd annual convention held in Portland this month, recognizes two Oregon programs: the Employer-at-Injury Program and the Preferred Worker Program.

The Employer-at-Injury Program encourages the early return to work of injured workers by helping lower an employer's early return-to-work costs and claim costs. Since 1995, it has helped more than 160,000 injured Oregon workers achieve both long-term employment and wages that are higher than those who did not use the program.

The Preferred Worker Program encourages re-employment of qualified Oregon workers who have permanent disabilities from on-the-job injuries. The program, which focuses on small- to medium-sized businesses, offers Oregon employers a chance to save money by hiring preferred workers. Since 2012, the program has served an average 1,029 newly eligible workers per year.

In putting the spotlight on both programs, the association noted WCD's commitment to continuously improve its services. "While both programs have been successful," according to the association, "Oregon continues to measure the impact and make changes to improve outcomes."

"This award reflects the energy, hard work, and professionalism of all of our staff," said Lou Savage, administrator for WCD. "And we remain committed to what matters most: helping improve the lives of injured workers -- and their families -- in Oregon."

Learn more about WCD's return-to-work programs by visiting http://wcd.oregon.gov/rtw/Pages/index.aspx, calling 800-452-0288 (toll free), or by sending an email to the Employer-at-Injury Program -- Eaip.oregon@oregon.gov -- or the Preferred Worker Program -- Pwp.oregon@oregon.gov.

For more information about the Oregon Workers' Compensation Division, visit http://wcd.oregon.gov/Pages/index.aspx.


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The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, visit www.dcbs.oregon.gov.
Port of Vancouver USA Commissioner Brian Wolfe receives Distinguished Service Award
Port of Vancouver - 10/18/17 1:05 PM
VANCOUVER, Wash. -- The Pacific Northwest Waterways Association (PNWA) has recognized Port of Vancouver USA Commissioner Brian Wolfe with a Distinguished Service Award.

Commissioner Wolfe received the award on Oct. 17 at PNWA's Annual Convention in Portland, Oregon. He was selected for his long service to the industry, including leadership on port and navigation issues that impact the economic health of Washington state -- one of the most trade-dependent states in the country -- as well as the entire Pacific Northwest.

"Each year, our association recognizes members and colleagues who have made significant contributions to the success of projects and issues that are important to the region," said PNWA Executive Director Kristin Meira. "Brian Wolfe's years of public service as an elected commissioner at the Port of Vancouver are to be commended and celebrated. We're grateful for the active role he's played and proud to honor him at our annual convention."

Commissioner Wolfe has worked passionately since his election in 2005 to support commerce, sustainable development and job creation at the Port of Vancouver and across the region. A longtime advocate for economic development, Wolfe helped found the Columbia River Economic Development Council and served as its board chair from 1983 through 1994. He has also held leadership positions with the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Clark County and Identity Clark County.

In his 12 years on the Port of Vancouver board, Commissioner Wolfe provided leadership and vision as the port carried out numerous capital projects that support local and regional business growth, including the 108-acre Centennial Industrial Park, $250 million West Vancouver Freight Access rail project (WVFA) and Terminal 1 waterfront development project. Each of these projects have attracted or retained employers and supported jobs in multiple sectors, including manufacturing, construction, transportation and hospitality.

Some other notable accomplishments during Commissioner Wolfe's tenure include:
Purchasing more than 200 acres that were remediated back to heavy industrial production. The property, now called Terminal 5, gave the port the ability to complete multiple loop tracks as part of the WVFA project and now allows for unit train capacity.
Working in partnership with the City of Vancouver to complete infrastructure improvements, including the construction of Columbia Way and Esther and Grant streets, for access to the future waterfront development projects.
Hiring Julianna Marler, the first female CEO in the port's 105-year history, after a rigorous recruiting process that included an international search and interviews with port staff, community stakeholders and commissioners.

About Pacific Northwest Waterways Association
Pacific Northwest Waterways Association is a regional trade group that has supported the interests of ports, public utilities, farmers and shippers in the Pacific Northwest for 80 years. It works to improve the economic efficiency and environmental sustainability of the region through collaboration with the U.S. Congress, federal agencies and regional leaders on policies related to environmental issues, transportation, energy and trade.

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The Port of Vancouver USA is one of the major ports on the Pacific Coast, and its competitive strengths include available land, versatile cargo handling capabilities, vast transportation networks, a skilled labor force and an exceptional level of service to its customers and community. For more information, please visit us at www.portvanusa.com.
FBI Announces Results of National Child Sex Trafficking Operation in Oregon
FBI - Oregon - 10/18/17 11:06 AM
The FBI's Child Exploitation Task Force, working with a number of local and state partner agencies in Oregon, recovered two child sex trafficking victims as part of a national and international operation in the past week. The FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) spearhead the "Operation Cross Country" initiative to recover minor sex trafficking victims and to target the criminal enterprises responsible for the commercial sex trafficking of children.

Across the United States, FBI task forces recovered more than 80 minors and arrested 120 traffickers. In all, 55 FBI field offices working with hundreds of local and state law enforcement partners took part in this, the 11th iteration of Operation Cross Country (OCC). International partners included Canada, the United Kingdom, Thailand, Cambodia and the Philippines.

The Oregon operations resulted in:


PORTLAND
Two minor sex trafficking victims recovered. (One of these two just recently turned 18 but disclosed victimization that began when she was a minor).
Nine adult prostitutes arrested and/or cited. Law enforcement and social service providers offered assistance to all contacted.


EUGENE
Five adult prostitutes contacted. Law enforcement and social service providers offered assistance to all contacted.


SALEM
One arrest - Terrence Martell Williams, age 34, on a state charge of promoting prostitution. Arrested by Salem Police Department.
Six adult prostitutes arrested and/or cited. Law enforcement and social service providers offered assistance to all contacted.


The FBI's victim specialists work with state protective service agencies and social service providers to offer those minors recovered medical assistance, mental health counseling or other support as needed. Adult prostitutes arrested by local law enforcement partners assisting in Operation Cross Country are also given the option to receive social services.

"It can be easy to think that selling sex with children is so corrupt, so depraved that it couldn't possibly happen in my town, my neighborhood, my school. But, as we find out every time we recover a child, these victims are here and their needs are very real," said Loren Cannon, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Oregon. "These kids are everyone's responsibility, and they are counting on us -- the FBI, local law enforcement, the community -- to come together to give them a chance at a life we would all wish for our children."

Nationally and internationally, investigators staged operations in a number of locations, including casinos, hotels and truck stops as well as on street corners and via the Internet. With regards to the Oregon operations, we will not release specifics as to the stings, including their locations, to protect the integrity of future operations.

"We were honored to join this massive effort to hold offenders accountable," said Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts. "We've made child exploitation a major enforcement focus at our agency, with initiatives and partnerships that include our Child Abuse Team, the Inter-agency Child Exploitation Prevention Team (INTERCEPT), A Safe Place Family Justice Center and our annual Child Abuse & Family Violence Summit. We salute the FBI, our deputies and partner agencies in their large-scale effort to bring these individuals to justice."


Oregon law enforcement partner agencies include:
FBI's Child Exploitation Task Force
Portland Police Bureau
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
Beaverton Police Department
Tigard Police Department
Lake Oswego Police Department
Hillsboro Police Department
Washington County Sheriff's Office
Eugene Police Department
Salem Police Department
Keizer Police Department
Polk County Interagency Narcotics Team (POINT)
Lane County Sheriff's Office
Springfield Police Department
United States Attorney's Office for the District of Oregon


Oregon social service agency partners include:
Safety Compass
Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC)
Clackamas County District Attorney's Victim Assistance Program
Clackamas County Juvenile Department
Multnomah County Department of Human Services
Washington County Juvenile Department
Marion County District Attorney's Victim Assistance Program
Lane County District Attorney's Victim Assistance Program
Lane County Child Protective Services
Lane County Department of Youth Services
Kids' FIRST Center
Looking Glass

Note: Additional information, b-roll, photos, and interviews associated with this year's operation can be downloaded at www.fbi.gov/occxi
City seeks proposals for State Governmental Relations and Legislative Lobbying Services
City of Longview - 10/18/17 10:35 AM
The City of Longview is seeking proposals from qualified consultants/firms/individuals to represent the City's state legislative interests. Proposals are due by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. The City will receive all proposals at the Longview City Hall Executive Office, 1525 Broadway or PO Box 128 Longview, WA 98632. For more information, contact Dave Campbell at 360.442.5004 or david.campbell@ci.longview.wa.us.

Complete details are available at http://www.mylongview.com/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=3247.
October 20 is International Credit Union Day
Northwest Credit Union Assn. - 10/18/17 10:29 AM
Find out why 235 million consumers worldwide, and 3.6 million in Washington, have chosen not-for-profit, cooperative credit unions as their financial services partners.

SEATAC, WA-- If you visit a credit union branch anytime, you'll receive a warm welcome, local service, and better interest rates than most other financial institutions offer. If you visit a credit union branch October 20th you'll feel an even more energized buzz. It's International Credit Union Day, an annual celebration of more than 68,000 credit unions and their 235 million members worldwide.

As not-for-profit financial cooperatives, credit unions provide a viable alternative to profit-driven financial institutions. Credit unions not only offer a plethora of financial services to their member-owners; they are also committed to community service, and are a force for positive economic and social change.

In Washington, 10,000 employees of 90 credit unions serve 3.6 million members across the state, in 521 branch locations, and with 24/7 technology that helps consumers make wise financial decisions.

Since 1948, International Credit Union Day has been celebrated annually on the third Thursday of October. Each year, the international event affords the opportunity to remember credit unions' proud history and promote awareness of and support for the credit union difference. This year's theme, "Dreams Thrive Here," celebrates how credit unions and other financial cooperatives serve as catalysts to make different professions, personal choices, and career paths real.

Interview credit union employees and members in your community on #ICUDay. Please share this video with your audiences so consumers know they have a not-for-profit, cooperative financial services choice: https://vimeo.com/229748075


Attached Media Files: 2017-10/4992/108865/International_Credit_Union_Day_in_Washington.docx
October 20 is International Credit Union Day
Northwest Credit Union Assn. - 10/18/17 10:26 AM
Find out why 235 million consumers worldwide, and 2 million in Oregon, have chosen not-for-profit, cooperative credit unions as their financial services partners.

TIGARD, OR. -- If you visit a credit union branch anytime, you'll receive a warm welcome, local service, and better interest rates than most other financial institutions offer. If you visit a credit union branch October 20th you'll feel an even more energized buzz. It's International Credit Union Day, an annual celebration of more than 68,000 credit unions and their 235 million members worldwide.

As not-for-profit financial cooperatives, credit unions provide a viable alternative to profit-driven financial institutions. Credit unions not only offer a plethora of financial services to their member-owners; they are also committed to community service, and are a force for positive economic and social change.

In Oregon, 5,000 employees of 59 credit unions serve 2 million members across the state, in 289 branch locations, and with 24/7 technology that helps consumers make wise financial decisions.

Since 1948, International Credit Union Day has been celebrated annually on the third Thursday of October. Each year, the international event affords the opportunity to remember credit unions' proud history and promote awareness of and support for the credit union difference. This year's theme, "Dreams Thrive Here," celebrates how credit unions and other financial cooperatives serve as catalysts to make different professions, personal choices, and career paths real.

Interview credit union employees and members in your community on #ICUDay. Please share this video with your audiences so consumers know they have a not-for-profit, cooperative financial services choice: https://vimeo.com/229748075





Attached Media Files: 2017-10/4992/108864/International_Credit_Union_Day_in_Oregon.docx
Be alert for landslides in the Chetco Bar burn area
Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries - 10/18/17 10:11 AM
CORRECTED VERSION: Watch is for Thursday 10/19/2017


MEDFORD, Ore. - The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Thursday morning through Thursday evening for the Chetco Bar burn area.

"Heavy rain can trigger landslides and debris flows in steep terrain, and the risk is higher in burn areas," says Bill Burns, engineering geologist at the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI). "Be aware of the landslide hazard, and avoid burn areas."

Find a map of the watch area and latest information here: http://www.weather.gov/mfr/

Debris flows are rapidly moving, extremely destructive landslides. They can contain boulders and logs transported in a fast-moving soil and water slurry down steep hillsides and through narrow canyons. They can easily travel a mile or more. A debris flow moves faster than a person can run.

People, structures and roads located below steep slopes in canyons and near the mouths of canyons may be at serious risk.

"With landslides possible in this area, stay alert to weather conditions and to what's happening around you," says Ali Ryan Hansen, DOGAMI communications director. If your home, work, or route is in a watch area:

- Stay alert. Track the flood watch by radio, TV, weather radio or online. If told to evacuate, do so immediately.
- Listen. Unusual sounds might indicate moving debris, such as trees cracking or boulders knocking together. A trickle of falling mud or debris may precede larger landslides. If you think there is danger of a landslide, leave immediately.
- Watch the water. If water in a stream or creek suddenly turns muddy or the amount of water flowing suddenly decreases or increases, this is a warning that the flow has been affected upstream. You should immediately leave the area because a debris flow may soon be coming downstream.
- Travel with extreme caution. Assume roads are not safe. Be alert when driving, especially at night. Embankments along roadsides may fail, sending rock and debris onto the road.

For more landslide and debris flow information: http://bit.ly/landslidehazards
Impaired Driver Causes Evacuations After Crashing Into Gas Line (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/18/17 9:40 AM
Scene Photo
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October 18, 2017 -- An impaired driver crashed his vehicle into a residence, causing a natural gas line to break and forcing nearby homes to be evacuated. The driver fled on foot and was later captured during a K-9 track.

On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 12:34 a.m., Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a traffic crash near Southwest Scholls Ferry Road and Southwest Raleighwood Way in Portland. Witnesses reported that a black Chevrolet Yukon had crashed into a residence and the driver had fled on foot.

Deputies learned the crash had caused a natural gas line to break and immediately began evacuating nearby homes. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue also responded to assist.

Sergeant Eamon O'Reilly and his partner, K-9 Radar, quickly tracked the suspect to his residence, about a mile from where the crash had occurred.

The suspect, 47-year-old Anthony Magden of Portland, was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII), hit and run, criminal mischief in the second degree, and reckless driving.

Approximately nine homes and 20 people were displaced from their homes for several hours. TriMet provided a bus for those evacuated to keep warm and dry. No injuries were reported.

The sheriff's office would like to thank NW Natural, Portland General Electric, TriMet, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, and Washington County Land Use and Transportation for their assistance during the incident.


Attached Media Files: Media Release (PDF) , Scene Photo , Booking Photo , Sgt and K-9 Photo
Sewage Advisory: Crews working to repair ruptured pipe under N Lombard overpass, public advised to avoid Columbia Slough
Portland Bureau of Environmental Services - 10/18/17 9:18 AM
Sanitary Sewage Release Advisory
(this is not a combined sewer overflow [CSO] advisory)

(October 18, 2017) - City crews responded last night when a ruptured pipe released sewage onto a railroad track underneath the N Lombard Street overpass. The location is around the 12900 block of N Lombard Street. Traffic is not affected.

Sewage pooled along the tracks and an unknown quantity flowed down an embankment to the Columbia Slough. As a precaution, the public is advised to avoid contact with the slough due to increased bacteria in the water.

The release is ongoing and crews are on site working to contain the flow and repair a rupture in a pipe that carries sewage from the Lombard Pump Station to the city's Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant. As a further precaution, crews posted warning signs at the site, which is not easily accessible to the public.

The City of Portland treats an average of 70 million gallons of wastewater each day. Over one-third of Portland's more than 2,500 miles of sewer pipes are over 80 years old. Pipes that fail or become blocked with grease, tree roots, and debris can cause sewage overflows. This sewage release is not related to Portland's combined sewer overflow control system.

The Bureau of Environmental Services provides city residents with programs to protect water quality and public health, including wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration. Visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bes and follow us on Twitter for news @besportland.
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 10/17/2017
Sandy Police Dept. - 10/18/17 8:00 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 10/17/2017

ESTACADA:

17-1742

On 10/17/2017 at about 1945 hrs., officers served an arrest warrant on Amanda R. Sanders (29, of Estacada), in the 400 block of SW Laurel Road. Sanders was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on a $40,000 bail warrant, detailing 5 counts of Identity Theft.


SANDY:

17-1734

On 10/17/2017 at 0349 hrs., a citizen reported that a man was walking down Highway 26 in a lane of traffic. The man was found and transported to a local medical facility for assistance.

17-1735

On 10/17/2017 at about 0826, police received a report about theft from a vehicle in the Hood Chalet area. A report is pending (CAD).

17-1739

On 10/17/2017 at 1500 hrs., police were advised of a fraud case that occurred in the 39000 block of Proctor Boulevard. An Officer obtained information regarding the crime and will follow up on provided leads.

17-1740

On 10/17/2017 at 1730 hrs., police responded to the 37000 block of Highway 26 on a vice complaint. The reporting party found a plastic baggy with an unknown substance inside. It was later determined the baggy contained a controlled substance, so the baggy was seized and set for destruction.

17-1741

On 10/17/2017 at 1857 hrs., police responded to the 37400 block of Highway 26 on a complaint about minors in possession of controlled substances. Officers arrived on scene and found the juveniles in possession of electronic cigarettes. The electronic cigarettes were seized and will be turned over to parents.
Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Parkrose Neighborhood - One Person Injured
Portland Police Bureau - 10/18/17 2:33 AM
On Wednesday October 18, 2017, at 12:21 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a gunshot victim at the Shell Gas Station located at 9920 Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and contacted the 31-year-old male victim who was suffering from serious but not life-threatening injuries. Two community members had provided medical aid to the victim as police and emergency medical personnel responded to the scene. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Officers learned that the victim was seated in his parked vehicle at the Glasshouse Tavern, located at 9710 Northeast Sandy Boulevard, when a suspect fired multiple gunshots at the victim and the victim's vehicle. After the shooting, investigators believe the suspect entered a vehicle and drove away in an unknown direction from the Glasshouse Tavern.

After being shot the victim drove himself to the Shell Gas Station where he was provided medical aid and was contacted by police and emergency medical responders.

Officers located evidence of gunfire in the parking lot of the Glasshouse Tavern, as well as multiple bullet strikes in the victim's vehicle which he drove to the Shell Gas Station.

At this point there is no useful suspect information.

Based on information learned during the investigation the Gang Enforcement Team has taken over the investigation. Criminalists from the Portland Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division are also assisting with this investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gang Enforcement Team at 503-823-4106.

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/

Anyone with information about this shooting should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Vancouver Police Seek Public's Help in Locating Missing Elderly Woman (Photo) Found
Vancouver Police Dept. - 10/17/17 11:13 PM
Zenja Zelkanovic
Zenja Zelkanovic
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Zenja has been located and re-united with her family; thank you to the public who assisted with this incident.








The Vancouver Police are actively searching for 61 year old Zejna Zelkanovic, who was last seen yesterday afternoon walking in her neighborhood, the 2700 block of NE 95th Ct. Zenja is described as a White female, approximately 5'05" and 185 lbs, with Red/Gray hair and Brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a long sleeved black shirt and dark colored, striped athletic pants.

Zenja has some medical and mental health issues that are not being attended to. If anyone knows her whereabouts or believe to see her or have seen her within the last 24 hours, please give 911 a call.


Attached Media Files: Zenja Zelkanovic
Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Three People in Portland
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 10/17/17 9:21 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster at approximately 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 in the 100 block of NE 156th Avenue in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected three adults.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, 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.
Crews Battling House Fire in NE
Portland Fire & Rescue - 10/17/17 5:00 PM
Portland and Gresham fire crews are on scene of a house fire near 156th and Couch St. Multiple 911 callers reported heavy fire and responding crews reported that they could see a "header", a large, highly visible column of dark smoke, from over 10 blocks away. On arrival fire crews found heavy fire involvement to the structure and immediately pulled two hoselines to initiate an aggressive fire attack. The occupant of the house confirmed for fire crews that all people were out, but that a dog may still be inside. During search and rescue a cat was located and taken out of the home. Fire crews are continuing to put out hot spots and will be on scene for some time more conducting "overhaul" to confirm that the fire is fully extinguished. Updates will be made as they become available.
City Council Approves Agreement with ODOT for I-5/Wilsonville Road Interchange and Reviews Other Traffic-Congestion Mitigation Plans
City of Wilsonville - 10/17/17 4:37 PM
WILSONVILLE, OR -- At the Oct. 16, 2017, Wilsonville City Council meeting, the Council approved an agreement with the Oregon Dept. of Transportation (ODOT) for a construction project to modify the I-5/Wilsonville Road interchange Exit 283 southbound freeway on-ramp. The approximately $700,000 project adds a third stacking lane to the metered I-5 on-ramp in order to increase capacity to hold vehicles waiting to enter the freeway during evening rush-hour.

The project is part of three congestion-improvement projects totaling an estimated $900,000 in the I-5/Wilsonville Road/Boones Ferry Road intersection area designed to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion. The other two projects include lengthening the southbound Boones Ferry Road double left-turn lanes onto eastbound Wilsonville Road, which is complete; and reconstructing the southern, signalized entrance/exit to Old Town Square/Fred Meyer shopping center to include a second travel lane on northbound Boones Ferry Road between the exit/entrance and Wilsonville Road. Discussion also covered signing "No Turn on Red" during evening rush-hour for right-turn movements from northbound Boones Ferry Road onto eastbound Wilsonville Road in order to improve traffic flow through the intersection.

During Communications portion of the meeting, Dr. Nagi Naganathan, new President of the Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT), introduced himself to the City Council and presented an update on Oregon Tech's educational and workforce-preparation programs. He reported that 98 percent of OIT graduates are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation and achieve some of the highest average starting-salaries in the state. Dr. Naganathan also noted that he seeks to improve students' overall skill sets so that real-world business and financial matters are incorporated into the polytechnic, engineering and healthcare college curriculum.

Also during Communications Wilsonville Public Library Director Pat Duke presented on library operations and planning. He reported that the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) project was complete, which involved inserting RFID tags into each item of the 130,000-piece collection that results in quicker check-out of materials by library patrons and faster check-in processing by staff.

During Citizen Input, based on a resident's request, the Council asked staff to review allowable uses of industrial-zoned properties to see if a gymnastic business could qualify for occupancy.

Mayor Tim Knapp with Council concurrence appointed Denise Downs to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board to fill an unexpired term that ends Dec. 31, 2019.

Under City Manager's Business, City Manager Bryan Cosgrove gave the third quarter update on staff progress on achieving 2017-18 City Council goals and administrative directives.

During work session prior to the meeting, the Council discussed public-safety and environmental issues related to a proposed letter to be sent to Kinder Morgan regarding the company's natural-gas and petroleum-products underground pipelines in the Wilsonville vicinity. The Council heard reports from City staff on proposed SMART bus-stop improvements, including new shelters and digital next-bus-schedule displays, and on the proposed I-5/Wilsonville Road/Boone Ferry Road intersection area congestion-mitigation road projects. The Council nominated City Councilor Charlotte Lehan for appointment by Governor Kate Brown to serve on the new Willamette Falls Locks Commission authorized by Senate Bill 256 passed in the 2017 legislative session.

Community members can watch a replay of all or a portion of the City Council meeting on Comcast/Xfinity Ch. 30, Frontier Ch. 32 or on the City's video-on-demand service at www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/WilsonvilleTV.

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DPSST Police Policy Committee Meeting scheduled
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 10/17/17 4:22 PM
For Immediate Release
October 17, 2017
Contact: Mona Riesterer
(503) 378-2431


Notice of Regular Meeting
The Police Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 10:00 a.m. on November 16, 2017. The meeting will be held in the Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, Oregon. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above.

Dial-in number: 888-273-3658 and Participant code: 4711910

If you dial-in for the meeting, please mute your phone unless you are addressing the group. Doing so will enable you to hear the meeting more effectively.


Agenda Items:

1. Introductions

2. Approve Meeting Minutes
Approve minutes from the August 17, 2017 Police Policy Committee Meeting

3. Approval for Changes to the Basic Police Curriculum
Presented by Staci Yutzie

4. Introduction to the New Denial/Revocation/Suspension Standards
Presented by Linsay Hale

5. Administrative Closures -- Police/Regulatory Specialist
Presented by Katrina Robson


6. McDonald, Rachel DPSST #57760 -- Portland Police Bureau; Application for Training and Subsequent Police Certification
Presented by Katrina Robson

7. Shipley, Joseph DPSST #24794 -- Yamhill County Sheriff's Office; Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory, and Management Police Certifications
Presented by Katrina Robson

8. Hewitt, Megan DPSST #31385 -- Hillsboro Police Department; Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory, and Management Police Certifications
Presented by Katrina Robson

9. Plummer, Teresa DPSST #31191 -- DPSST; Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory, Management, and Executive Police Certifications and Instructor Certification
Presented by Katrina Robson

10. Ames, Zechariah DPSST #42841 -- Oakridge Police Department; Basic Police Certification, Basic Corrections Certification, Basic Telecommunicator Certification, and Basic Emergency Medical Dispatcher Certification
Presented by Katrina Robson

11. Schafer, Bradley DPSST #54285 -- Canby Police Department; Basic Police Certification
Presented by Katrina Robson

12. Ruiz, Jason DPSST # 57553 -- Bend Police Department; Application for Training and Subsequent Police Certification
Presented by Katrina Robson

13. Smith, Clarence DPSST # 10581 -- Basic Intermediate, Advanced & Supervisory Police Certifications
Presented by Katrina Robson

14. Citizen Complaints against Grant County Sheriff Palmer, Glenn DPSST #18276
Presented by Katrina Robson

15. Department Update


16. Next Police Policy Committee Meeting -- February 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Administrative Announcement
This is a public meeting, subject to the public meeting law and it will be recorded. Deliberation of issues will only be conducted by Police Policy Committee members unless permitted by the Chair. Individuals who engage in disruptive behavior that impedes official business will be asked to stop being disruptive or leave the meeting. Additional measures may be taken to have disruptive individuals removed if their continued presence poses a safety risk to the other persons in the room or makes it impossible to continue the meeting.


## Background Information on the DPSST ##

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff's Office serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, tribal, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers.

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board.
Update on Oregon fire agencies assisting with California wildfires 17 October 2017 (Photo)
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 10/17/17 4:18 PM
Deschutes County Strike Team works to protect structures and property on the Southern LNU Complex
Deschutes County Strike Team works to protect structures and property on the Southern LNU Complex
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As firefighters slowly get the upper hand and weather improves somewhat in northern
California, two Oregon Strike Teams (Marion County and Jackson Josephine counties) are being demobilized today and will head back to their home stations over the next 24 hours.

More Oregon Strike Team demobilizations are in the planning stages if conditions continue to stabilize.

Oregon Strike Teams in southern California will remain deployed as that area is still under a Red Flag Warning and fire officials expect hot, dry weather and significant winds. We expect Oregon resources in that area to remain at least throughout the coming weekend.

Three Oregon Strike Teams (Washington County, Umatilla/Union counties, Linn/Benton counties) have been reassigned to assist with the recently growing Bear Fire in Santa Cruz.

"Oregon's deployed resources have been performing extremely well," said Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal Marian Ruiz-Temple. "We have heard nothing but great things about our Oregon response system and the caliber of our firefighters. All Oregonians can take pride in the effectiveness and professionalism of our deployed men and women."


Attached Media Files: Deschutes County Strike Team works to protect structures and property on the Southern LNU Complex , Dechutes County Strike Team work to protect structures and property on the Southern LNU Complex , Washington County Strike Team receiving orders to leave Prado Staging near Chino and report to the Bear Fire near Santa Cruz.
DPSST Corrections Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 10/17/17 4:16 PM
For Immediate Release
October
Contact: Mona Riesterer
(503) 378-2431


Notice of Regular Meeting
The Corrections Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 10:00 a.m. on November 14, 2017. The meeting will be held in the Boardroom at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training located at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above.

Dial-in number: 888-273-3658 and Participant code: 4711910

If you dial-in for the meeting, please mute your phone unless you are addressing the group. Doing so will enable you to hear the meeting more effectively.

Agenda Items:

1. Introductions

2. Minutes -- August 8, 2017
Approve the minutes of the August 8, 2017 Corrections Policy Committee meeting.

3. Approval for Changes to the Basic Parole & Probation Curriculum
Presented by Chris Enquist

4. Quarterly Review of DOC BCC
Presented by Robert Sigleer

5. Proposed Rule Change for OAR 259-008-0065 and Repeal of 259-008-0066 -- Combines the certification maintenance for P&P Officers employed part-time with the requirements for all other law enforcement officers
Presented by Jennifer Howald

6. Introduction to New Denial/Revocation/Suspension Standards
Presented by Linsay Hale


7. Administrative Closures -- Corrections/Parole & Probation
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

8. Ware, John DPSST #30288 -- DOC EOCI; Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Corrections Certifications
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

9. Shield, Russell DPSST #42433 -- Coos County Sheriff's Office; Basic Corrections Certification and Application for Intermediate Corrections Certifications
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

10. Nauman, Alexander DPSST #54373 -- DOC OSCI; Basic Corrections Certifications
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

11. Feist, Miranda DPSST #57004 -- DOC TRCI; Application for Training and Subsequent Certification
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

12. Olsen, Theresa DPSST #33223 -- DOC OSP; Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Corrections Certifications and Instructor Certification
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

13. Frost, Nicolas DPSST # 48377 -- DOC DRCI; Basic and Intermediate Corrections Certifications
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

14. Todd, Cheryl DPSST #51507 -- DOC SFFC; Basic Corrections Certifications
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

15. Hernandez Jeffrey DPSST #45724 -- DOC OSP; Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Corrections Certifications and Instructor Certification
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

16. Cook, Christopher DPSST #53053 -- DOC SRCI; Basic Corrections Certifications
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

17. Joseph, Tracey DPSST #31239 -- DOC CRCI; Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Corrections Certifications
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

18. Moore, Kenneth DPSST #57737 -- Curry County Sheriff's Office; Application for Training and Subsequent Certifications
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

19. Witty, Kyle DPSST #57693 -- DOC EOCI -- Application for Training and Subsequent Certification
Presented by Kristen Hibberds


20. Hyder, Brandan DPSST # 57869 -- Warm Springs Police Department; Application for Training and Subsequent Certification
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

21. Gilham, Robert DPSST #57870 -- Warm Springs Police Department; Application for Training and Subsequent Certification
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

22. Holguin, Michael DPSST # 51994 -- Josephine County Sheriff's Office; Application for Training and Subsequent Certification
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

23. Department Update

24. Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting -- February 13, 2018 @ 1:30 p.m.


## Background Information on the DPSST ##

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff's Office serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, tribal, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers.

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board.
DPSST Basic Telecommunications Curriculum Committee Meeting Scheduled
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 10/17/17 4:14 PM
For Immediate Release
October 17, 2017
Contact: Sara Stewart
503-378-2424


Notice of Regular Meeting
The Basic Telecommunications Curriculum Committee will hold a regular curriculum meeting at 10:00-15:30 on October 26, 2017. The meeting will be held in the conference room A234 at DPSST. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the deaf or hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above.


Agenda Items:

Welcome new members
Final revisions to content drafts
Mini Basic Facilitator Development
Instructor Suggestions
Instructional Materials Review & To Do




Administrative Announcement
This is a public meeting, subject to the public meeting law and it will be recorded. Deliberation of issues will only be conducted by the Basic Telecommunications Curriculum Committee unless permitted by the Chair. Individuals who engage in disruptive behavior that impedes official business will be asked to stop being disruptive or leave the meeting. Additional measures may be taken to have disruptive individuals removed if their continued presence poses a safety risk to the other persons in the room or makes it impossible to continue the meeting.


## Background Information on the DPSST ##

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff's Office serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, tribal, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers.

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board.
Glass Ionomer Rules Advisory Committee to meet October 19
Oregon Health Authority - 10/17/17 4:06 PM
October 17, 2017

What: A public meeting of the Glass Ionomer Rules Advisory Committee (RAC)

Agenda: Approve meeting minutes; review draft amended rule language (version 2); review statement of need and fiscal impact form; discuss next steps

When: Thursday, Oct. 19, 9-11 a.m. A public comment period will be held at the end of the meeting.

Where: Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon St., Room 1A, Portland. Conference line: 888-636-3807, participant code 793800.

Who: The Glass Ionomer Rules Advisory Committee includes broad representation of these key stakeholder categories: coordinated care organizations (CCOs), dental care organization (DCOs), local school dental sealant programs, and dental sealant materials and clinical experts. More information can be found on the committee's website at http://www.healthoregon.org/sealantcert.

Program contact: Amy Umphlett, 971-673-1564, amy.m.umphlett@state.or.us

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WSU Vancouver hosts free Halloween Bash
WSU Vancouver - 10/17/17 4:00 PM
VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Washington State University Vancouver and the Student Activities Board will host a free Halloween Bash Oct. 31. Guests are invited to gather from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Firstenburg Student Commons.

WSU Vancouver's Halloween Bash is open to the community. The event will include trick-or-treating, activities for children, a costume contest, light concessions, drinks, games, prizes and DJ Too Much will perform.

The Halloween Bash will offer an opportunity for community members to learn more about the clubs and organizations on campus, and meet students. Clubs will compete with a display for a grand prize of $150 provided by Student Government and voted for by community members.

For more information, contact Student Activities Board Chair Megan Thomas at 360-546-9522.

About the Student Activities Board
The SAB is comprised of five appointed students who plan and execute events and activities on and off campus for the students of WSU Vancouver and their families.

About WSU Vancouver
WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. in Vancouver, east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205, or via C-Tran bus service. Parking is $3 in the Blue Lot.

As one of six campuses of the Washington State University system, WSU Vancouver offers big-school resources in a small-school environment. The university provides affordable, high-quality baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people and communities it serves. As the only four-year research university in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver helps drive economic growth through relationships with local businesses and industries, schools and nonprofit organizations.

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Free Child Safety Seat Clinic
Beaverton Police Dept. - 10/17/17 3:08 PM
Every 33 seconds, one child under 13 is involved in a crash. That's a terrifying statistic and one that demands our immediate attention. To help combat this serious issue, we must work
together to spread the word about child passenger safety and the life-saving importance of
correct car seat selection, installation, and use. Is your child's car seat correctly installed? Don't think you know--know you know.

The Beaverton Police Department, in partnership with Safe Kids Coalition Washington County
and the Kuni Auto Center, will be offering a free child car seat clinic. The clinic will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the Kuni Auto Center located at 3275 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton Or, 97005. The clinic will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

For more information on how a seat belt properly fits a child, please visit
https://www.nhtsa.gov/equipment/car-seats-and-booster-seats

A certified technician will help parents and caregivers learn to install and use their child safety restraints properly. No appointment is required -- just drop by during the event. Each car seat check will take about 30 minutes. Please note that the last car will be accepted at
11:30 a.m.


Attached Media Files: Press Release
Oregon Home Care Commission meets Thursday, November 2, 10 a.m. in Salem
Oregon Department of Human Services - 10/17/17 2:45 PM
The Oregon Home Care Commission (OHCC) meets Thursday, November 2,
10 a.m., 676 Church Street NE, Salem. The meeting is open to the public.
The agenda includes: public testimony; Executive Director's report; OHCC Budget Update; Governor's Commission on Senior Services; Oregon Disabilities Commission; Oregon Association of Area Agencies on Aging and Disabilities, Oregon Self-Advocacy Coalition, Aging and People with Disabilities, Community Advisory Councils and Coordinated Care Organizations; and a Quarterly Homecare Worker Benefits Trusts update.

There will be a working lunch during question and answer staff reports, including: quarterly Workers' Compensation, quarterly Registry and quarterly STEPS QBR Referral, bi-monthly Developmental Disabilities/Mental Health Committee and monthly OHP OmbudsAdvisory Council, Traditional Health Worker Commission and training/Registry updates.

A Worker's Classification -- Workforce Development update will be followed by a quarterly Aging and People with Disabilities update. The full agenda is attached.

For those who are unable to attend in person there is a call-in number: 1-888-278-0296; then dial the access code: 7999724 #. The commission meets on the first Thursday of every month. Visitors are welcome to these meetings. Persons needing an accommodation due to a disability should contact Joanna DeMeyer at 503-378-4984; joanna.m.demeyer@state.or.us.

About the Oregon Home Care Commission (OHCC)
The 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). The commission 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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Attached Media Files: 2017-10/973/108838/Home_Care_Commission_Agenda_November_2_2017.pdf
Closing of West Linn Paper Company a Loss to the West Linn Community
City of West Linn - 10/17/17 2:40 PM
The City of West Linn is saddened to learn about the closing of West Linn Paper Company, the City's largest and oldest employer. Through 128 years of operation the West Linn Paper Company has contributed significantly to the rich history of the City; the loss of this business will certainly be felt.

"The West Linn Paper Company has been a mainstay in the City and I am deeply saddened the company is closing," said West Linn Mayor Russ Axelrod. "My sympathies are with the employees of the company and their families. The City will work with the West Linn Paper Company to lessen any hardships in any way possible."

The City of West Linn will continue to move forward with the owners of this property, and many other stakeholders, on West Linn's Waterfront Plan, which will provide a vision and master plan for more than two miles of land along the Willamette River.


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Basketball Coach Arrested for Sexual Abuse of Minor (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/17/17 2:32 PM
Laurence Metz booking photo
Laurence Metz booking photo
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Media Release

Basketball Coach Arrested for Sexual Abuse of Minor

October 17, 2017-- A local basketball coach was arrested for sexually abusing a minor. Due to his extensive contact with youth, detectives believe there may be additional victims.

In December 2016, detectives assigned to the Washington County Sheriff's Office Child Abuse Unit worked with the Oregon Department of Human Services to investigate concerns that a local basketball coach had sexually abused an underage girl.

During the investigation, detectives learned that the coach befriended a family through his work as a youth basketball coach at Club Villa Sport in Beaverton. The coach subsequently sexually abused a teenage girl in the family on several occasions.

Detectives arrested Laurence Metz, 34, of Beaverton on October 6, 2017 and charged him with four counts of sexual abuse in the second degree. Mr. Metz was lodged at the jail. He posted bail and was released the same day. His next court appearance is tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. in the Law Enforcement Center.

Mr. Metz coached youth basketball at Club Villa Sport in Beaverton. Detectives learned that Mr. Metz runs a company called Metz Basketball Academy and held classes at The Courts, a basketball gym in Beaverton.

Due to his extensive contact with youth over the years, detectives believe there may be additional victims. Anyone with information on Mr. Metz is asked to call 503-846-2500.


Attached Media Files: Media Release , Laurence Metz booking photo
Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Six in Keizer
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 10/17/17 2:31 PM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on October, 17, 2017, at approximately 1:00 p.m. in the 8000 block of River Road NE in Keizer, OR. The fire affected six, including two adults, three children and one pet. 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.
Pacific Power crews helping Northern California recover from catastrophic wildfires (Photo)
Pacific Power - 10/17/17 2:28 PM
Charred poles on steep hillside require special equipment to be replaced.
Charred poles on steep hillside require special equipment to be replaced.
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Pacific Power crews helping Northern California recover from catastrophic wildfires

SANTA ROSA, Calif.--Oct 17, 2017--Sixteen Pacific Power crew members, from Yreka, Calif., Grants Pass, Medford, Bend and Portland, Ore. are working behind the active fire areas to help Pacific Gas & Electric restore electricity. Over the next 10 to 14 days, they'll work to rebuild the area's distribution system by putting in poles, stringing transmission line and reconnecting customers to the power they need to begin their recovery.

The crew at work consists of 12 linemen, 2 foremen, a manager and a mechanic. They left on Oct. 15 for a base camp outside Santa Rosa from which this highly-skilled team will be deployed as needed.

Pacific Power serves 45,000 customers in northern California in Del Norte, Siskiyou and Modoc counties, which are beyond the fire zone.


Attached Media Files: Charred poles on steep hillside require special equipment to be replaced. , Burnt utility poles being replaced near Santa Rosa, Calif.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Great Oregon ShakeOut and Portland Public Schools' Youth Disaster Academy this Thursday (10/19) (Photo)
Portland Bureau of Emergency Management - 10/17/17 1:54 PM
Youth Disaster Academy Photo
Youth Disaster Academy Photo
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The Great Oregon ShakeOut and Portland Public Schools' Youth Disaster Academy are taking place this week to raise awareness about what to do during an earthquake, and steps residents can take to prepare.

All Oregonians are encouraged to join the ShakeOut earthquake drill at 10:19 a.m. on 10/19 and "drop, cover, and hold on tight." More information on the ShakeOut can be found here: www.shakeout.org/oregon.

The morning of the 19th, students at Benson High School will participate in a Youth Disaster Academy organized by PPS, the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management, and Portland Fire & Rescue to learn emergency preparedness skills. The training includes hands-only CPR, an introduction to search and rescue/medical triage, small fire suppression, radio communications, and an overview of local hazards

WHAT: Great Oregon ShakeOut and Youth Disaster Academy
WHEN: October 19th, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (ShakeOut occurs at 10:19 a.m.)
WHERE: Benson High School (546 NE 12th Ave); please check in with front office upon arrival.
SITE CONTACT: Amber Shoebridge, Portland Public Schools, (503) 704-0916

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Attached Media Files: Media Advisory , Youth Disaster Academy Photo
'Local Portraits Northwest' exhibition opens at CCC (Photo)
Clackamas Comm. College - 10/17/17 1:28 PM
“Kids, Dads” by Storm Tharp.
“Kids, Dads” by Storm Tharp.
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OREGON CITY -- Portraiture is one of the oldest forms of art and has been used to communicate, document and immortalize people for millennium. "Local Portraits Northwest" brings the portrait work of artists from Oregon and Washington to Clackamas Community College's Alexander Gallery.

The exhibition is curated by CCC drawing instructor Chris Dreger, and showcases work from various disciplines including: sculptures, prints, paintings and digital media. Participating artists include: Storm Tharp, Susi J Lee, Chris Dreger, Buddy Bunting, Reed Clarke, Michael Hoeye, Thomas Wasson, David Andersen, Smith Eliot, Robert Petersen, Timothy Peitsch, David Slader, Jason Jones, Jeremy Davis, Sasa Miljevich and Senada Miljevich.

"Local Portraits Northwest" is free and open to the public. The exhibition runs Nov. 6 through Dec. 9. An artist reception will be held Wednesday, Nov. 8, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Alexander Gallery. Dreger will speak about the topic of portraits and curating the exhibition at 1 p.m.

The Alexander gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is located in the Niemeyer Center on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City.

For more information, contact Kate Simmons at kates@clackamas.edu or 503-594-3032.

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Attached Media Files: “Kids, Dads” by Storm Tharp. , ?The Painter’s Father” by Buddy Bunting.
Give the Gift of Warmth this Season (Photo)
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 10/17/17 1:12 PM
Feed the Hungry guests and volunteers
Feed the Hungry guests and volunteers
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Clackamas Fire District #1's fifth annual Winter Warming Drive began October 16, 2017 and will go through November 17, 2017. In collaboration with Feed the Hungry, Inc., Clackamas Service Center, and the City of Milwaukie; the Winter Warming Drive collects new hats, gloves, socks, scarves, and personal hygiene items for adults. This year, the Winter Warming Drive will also be accepting new and gently used coats for adults.

Look for collection barrels at the following locations: Clackamas Fire's Administration Office, 11300 SE Fuller Rd., Fire Prevention Office, 2930 SE Oak Grove Blvd., Boring Fire Station, 28655 SE Hwy 212, Boring, and the City of Milwaukie's City Hall, 10722 SE Main St. Afterwards, donations will be sorted and packaged to give to the Feed the Hungry dinner guests at St. John Episcopal Church, 2036 SE Jefferson Street in Milwaukie on Sunday, December 10, 2017.

Each Sunday throughout the year, Feed the Hungry has been serving a Sunday meal to all who are hungry. There are 16 different community groups who volunteer on rotation schedules to accomplish feeding the hungry on Sundays. For the past 16 years, Clackamas Fire has supported Feed the Hungry.

Feed the Hungry is a non-profit organization that began in 1991 and each week, volunteers prepare and serve a warm meal for anywhere between 75 to 125 adults.

When dinner guests were asked if they would tell others about Feed the Hungry, an anonymous guest said: "It fulfills an important need. It has helped my boyfriend and I a great deal -- as our finances have diminished."

Another dinner guest shared: "If you are hungry -- as long as you can get there, you will be fed."

If you would like to help build community by serving the community, contact Feed the Hungry, Inc. at (503)653-5880 or by email fthmilwaukie@gmail.com.

Don't have time to shop and want Clackamas Fire to shop for you? Make donation checks payable to Clackamas Fire District #1, Attention: Winter Warming Drive, 11300 SE Fuller Rd., Milwaukie, 97222.


Attached Media Files: Feed the Hungry guests and volunteers
185th/Cornell. Shots fired
Hillsboro Police Dept. - 10/17/17 12:17 PM
Earlier today the Hillboro Police Department responded to a shots fired call at 185th and Cornell.

After investigating the call, it was determined that no shots were fired in the area. The culprit for all of the excitement was a car that had backfired several times.
Vancouver Police looking for owner of cash
Vancouver Police Dept. - 10/17/17 11:42 AM
Vancouver, Wash. --On September 14, 2017, Vancouver Police took a report of found property at a Vancouver Grocery Warehouse. A large amount of cash was located in the store and has yet to be claimed.

The Vancouver Police Department Evidence unit is hoping to locate the rightful owner, who will be required to provide specific information regarding the property. The rightful owner may contact the Vancouver Police Evidence Unit at (360) 487-7404.



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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.
Deputies don aprons for Special Olympics during Saturday's 'Tip-A-Cop' event at Clackamas, Wilsonville Red Robin restaurants (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/17/17 11:19 AM
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Clackamas County law-enforcement personnel will trade their badges for aprons at the Red Robin restaurants in Clackamas and Wilsonville as part of a special "Tip-A-Cop" event benefiting Special Olympics this Saturday, Oct. 21.

Deputies and police officers will collect tips and help serve Red Robin restaurant guests from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, at two Red Robin locations:

- Red Robin (Clackamas) (12530 SE 93rd Street, Clackamas, OR 97015; 503-659-1048)
- Red Robin (Wilsonville) (8403 Main St., Wilsonville, OR 97070; 503-682-0175)

All tips given to law enforcement will be donated to Special Olympics during the Red Robin fundraiser.

Media outlets are invited to drop by for interviews and photos with local law enforcement and Special Olympics athletes and representatives.

A flyer for the event is attached in PDF and JPEG formats.

ABOUT SPECIAL OLYMPICS OREGON

Special Olympics Oregon ( http://www.soor.org/ )serves the largest disability population in the state. Special Olympics Oregon provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. Special Olympics Oregon is Training for Life.

"Tip-A-Cop" is part of the annual "Law Enforcement Torch Run" (LETR) campaign for Special Olympics ( http://www.soor.org/Sub-Page.aspx?Name=History&PID=42 ). LETR -- which includes an international series of relay runs and special events like Tip-A-Cop -- is presented by more than 144,000 law enforcement officers worldwide to help raise money and public awareness for Special Olympics. LETR is the largest grassroots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics; funds raised go directly to local programs in states or countries where the funds are generated.

In Oregon, more than 1,500 law enforcement personnel from federal, military, state, county, and local agencies participate in the year-round Torch Run campaign. All 50 states and more than 30 foreign countries also participate.

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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting One in Portland
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 10/17/17 10:57 AM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on October, 14, 2017, at approximately 10:30 a.m. at the corner of Pine and SE 11th St.,
in Portland, Oregon. The fire affected one adult. 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.
Update #2: Details relating to charges on shooter: Cowlitz Sheriff investigates accidental shooting involving 13 year old.
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/17/17 10:32 AM
Update #2: Tuesday October 17th. The formal decision to charge the shooter, or not rest with the Prosecuting Attorney. This will occur after our investigation is complete and has been forwarded to them. We cannot estimate when the investigation will conclude as this is affected by factors that are outside our control.

Deputies who responded to the scene obtained brief statements from the boy who did the shooting. We are hoping for cooperation from the family to be allowed to interview the boy again very soon so we can learn more details about this event.

There have been false news reports (notice I did not say fake news) that the victim was shot in the back - this is not true. Media sources who have stated this are not reporting true or accurate information. I am not going to describe the nature of the shooting in any further detail other than to say that the victim was shot with a shotgun.

Because the case is not complete we are not going to release the file yet publically - this is standard. Once it is complete, I will send a note out on FlashNews that it is available.

While I understand the interest in firearm, we are not going go in to details about the location of the firearm, ownership, or answer other details surround the firearm.

I appreciate your patience. As always, I am available for questions or clarifications. But that will not include adding additional details about the case.

....and not we are not releasing any photos......

Respectfully,

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Kelso, Wash- The Cowlitz Coroner has released the name of the shooting victim as Edgar Vazquez. He was 13. He lived in Kelso. We are not releasing the name of the shooter at this time. The shooting occurred in the 1500 block of Carroll Road, Kelso. It is the home where the boy who did the shooting lived. The victim spent the night at the house.

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Kelso, Wash - 10-14-17. Shortly before noon today a 13 year old Kelso boy called 911 and reported that he just accidentally shot his friend. Deputies and Aid Crews responded but they were not able to save the boy. He died at the scene.

There were no adults at the home at the time of the shooting. The boy was very distraught and detectives are hoping to be able to interview the boy to obtain more details surrounding the shooting. The young boy said it was an accident and that he thought the gun was unloaded. The shooter and the victim had been friends for quite some time.

We are not releasing further details about the investigation until the detectives have had a chance to interview the boy which they hope to be able to do in the near future.

Questions relating to the ID of the victim should be referred to the Cowlitz County Coroner.

The family of the victim have been notified.
Notice of change of regular council meetings in November
City of Longview - 10/17/17 10:10 AM
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, Longview city council business meetings for November have been changed. Business meetings will be held on Thursday, November 2 and Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall.

Agendas can be found a week before the meeting on the City website at www.mylongview.com.
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office hosts 'Drive with a Cop' Oct. 21 during National Teen Driver Safety Week; slots still available (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/17/17 10:03 AM
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'Drive with a Cop' promotional video:
High-def (.mp4 format): https://www.dropbox.com/s/czh510a4ilbw1h1/DriveWithACopPromo.mp4?dl=0
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbdE5XOubW8

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will host the 3rd Annual "Drive with a Cop" on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Portland International Raceway (1940 N Victory Blvd, Portland, OR 97217) from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event takes place during National Teen Driver Safety Week.

Media outlets are invited to attend. To set up interviews at Drive with a Cop, contact Event Coordinator Kim Lippert at 503-785-5016 or klippert@clackamas.us .

"Car crashes are a leading killer of young people nationwide," said Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts. "This is our opportunity to make a difference and help save lives."

At "Drive with a Cop" teen drivers will receive top notch training from law enforcement officers statewide who are also trained driving instructors. Teens will learn how to handle their car in all kinds of conditions and take part in a variety of activities outside the car to learn about the dangers of driving distracted or impaired.

This year, we are offering a session at "Drive with a Cop" for parents. Dr. Amy Stoeber will discuss teen brain development as it relates to decision making and risk taking and educate parents on how to best communicate with their child.

Teens will hear from speakers impacted by car crashes, including Carrie Higgins, who lost her daughter Maddi in a high-speed car crash on June 8, 2014. Higgins has become a safe teen driving advocate -- and tells her story in hopes of empowering other teens to make good decisions while driving and as a passenger in the car.

To watch a video about "Maddi's Story," produced by the Sheriff's Office with Carrie Higgins, click here:
https://youtu.be/mFu6TWRdu5I

Photos from last year's "Drive With a Cop" are attached to this release.

"Drive with a Cop" is sponsored by State Farm Insurance and the Oregon State Sheriff's Association. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office has partnered with Oregon Impact, Grace Chapel, and law enforcement agencies statewide to put on "Drive with a Cop."

Due to a few last-minute cancellations, several slots just opened up. Want your teen driver to train for a day behind the wheel with our deputies? Sign up today at http://DriveWithACop.com -- it is a free event and open to teen licensed drivers.

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FBI Tech Tuesday: Building a Digital Defense Against Nigerian 419 Scams
FBI - Oregon - 10/17/17 10:00 AM
October Marks National Cyber Security Awareness Month. For more information about emerging cyber threats, go to https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/national-cyber-security-awareness-month-2017

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Welcome to the Oregon FBI's Tech Tuesday segment. This week, building a digital defense against Nigerian 419 scams.

In 2016, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center received almost 400 reports of 419 scams. The total losses reported by victims exceeded $1 million.

So what are Nigerian 419 scams? The number 419 refers to a section in Nigerian law concerning con artistry and fraud that deals specifically with people requesting assistance with transferring money. This scam has been around for a long time, but now more often than not, the scammer is contacting victims electronically.

What does this look like? An individual may contact you, often through e-mail, explaining that he needs help transferring a large amount of money. He tells you that political turmoil or a recent natural disaster in his country has affected his ability to transfer the money on his own. If you help him, he will allow you to keep some of the funds for yourself.

The scammer asks you to give him your financial information -- including your bank account number -- so he can complete the transfer. This allows him to access and steal from your accounts.

In another version of this scam, the fraudster may require that you to pay a fee in order to facilitate the transfer. Once you pay the fraudster, and he sees that you're willing to give him money, he continues to invent extra costs that he needs you to cover. As long as you keep paying, he keeps coming up with more expenses.

Regardless of which method the fraudsters use, these victims never see the promised jackpot.

So, how can you protect yourself?
Don't give anyone your bank account number or other financial information that could allow him to access your accounts.
Don't send money to strangers, unsolicited contacts or people you don't know face-to-face.
Don't transfer money on behalf of other people.
Don't trust anything that seems like an easy way to make a lot of money. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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


Attached Media Files: TT - Nigerian Scams - ENGLISH Audio , TT - Nigerian Scams - SPANISH Audio , TT - Nigerian Scams - SPANISH Written , TT - Nigerian Scams - RUSSIAN Audio , TT - Nigerian Scams - RUSSIAN Written
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Employment in Oregon September 2017 News Release
Oregon Employment Dept. - 10/17/17 10:00 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 17, 2017 CONTACT INFORMATION:
Nick Beleiciks, State Employment Economist
(503) 947-1267 Video and Audio available at 10:00 AM
David Cooke, Economist (503) 947-1272


Oregon's Employment Declines for the Second Consecutive Month in September

In September, Oregon's nonfarm payroll employment dropped by 3,800 jobs, following a revised loss of 7,000 in August. These job losses followed rapid gains during February through July, when a total of 42,600 jobs were added in just six months.

Recent forest fires did not have a noticeable impact on the September jobs report. Although many individuals and businesses were impacted in September by forest fires that raged in many locations within Oregon, the industry employment totals did not appear to be impacted significantly. A job is counted in this report when a worker is employed for any part of the business's pay period that includes the 12th of the month. Workers able to return to work during the September pay period are counted in the jobs report.

In September, four industries cut more than 1,000 jobs, while two added more than 1,000. Leisure and hospitality (-3,700 jobs) cut the most as this industry returned to the long-term trend line after a spike upward in June and July. With vacancy surveys indicating that many firms are having trouble attracting workers, part of the weakness in hiring is likely due to the tight labor market.

Professional and business services (-3,100 jobs) cut back at a time of year when a flat trend is typical for the industry. The industry appears to have stalled from its upward trajectory over the past eight years. Each of its published component industries cut jobs since September 2016: employment services (-1,400 jobs), business support services (-400), and services to buildings and dwellings ( 1,500). The two other industries that cut substantially in September were private educational services ( 1,400 jobs) and other services (-1,200).

All was not lost in September, as construction added 2,900 jobs and government added 1,400.

The September jobs report indicates that Oregon's over-the-year job growth, while moderate, has slowed. Between September 2016 and September 2017, payroll employment expanded by 37,400 jobs, or 2.0 percent. This is a reduction from the 3.1 percent job-growth rate seen through July. In the past 12 months, several industries continued to add jobs at a rapid clip, such as construction (+11,600 jobs, or 12.7%); health care and social assistance (+8,500 jobs, or 3.7%); and manufacturing (+5,700 jobs, or 3.0%). However, many of Oregon's industries haven't experienced the same rapid growth over the past 12 months, including government; professional and business services; wholesale trade; information; other services; and logging.

Oregon's unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 4.2 percent in September from 4.1 percent in August. Oregon's rate was significantly below its year-ago rate of 4.9 percent in September 2016. The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.2 percent in September 2017.

These preliminary estimates of jobs and other labor force data are produced in cooperation with the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, are based largely on a survey of businesses and a survey of households, and are subject to later revision.

Next Press Releases
The Oregon Employment Department plans to release the September county and metropolitan area unemployment rates on Tuesday, October 24th, and the next statewide unemployment rate and employment survey data for October on Tuesday, November 14th.??NLG



Notes:
All numbers in the above narrative are seasonally adjusted except for the detailed industries within professional and business services.

The Oregon Employment Department and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) work cooperatively to develop and publish monthly Oregon payroll employment and labor force data. The estimates of monthly job gains and losses are based on a survey of businesses. The estimates of unemployment are based on a survey of households and other sources.

The Oregon Employment Department publishes payroll employment estimates that are revised quarterly by using employment counts from employer unemployment insurance tax records. All department publications use this Official Oregon Series data unless noted otherwise. This month's release incorporates the January, February and March 2017 tax records data. The department continues to make the original nonfarm payroll employment series available; these data are produced by the BLS.



The pdf version of the news release, including tables and graphs, can be found at www.QualityInfo.org/press-release. To obtain the data in other formats such as in Excel, visit www.QualityInfo.org, then within the top banner, select Economic Data, then choose LAUS or CES. To request the press release as a Word document, contact the person shown at the top of this press release.

For help finding jobs and training resources, visit one of the state's WorkSource Oregon Centers or go to: www.WorkSourceOregon.org.

Equal Opportunity program -- auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Contact: (503) 947-1794. For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population, call 711 Telecommunications Relay Services.


Attached Media Files: Employment In Oregon September 2017
Vancouver volunteers to make a big difference on nation's largest day of service (Photo)
City of Vancouver - 10/17/17 9:43 AM
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Vancouver, Wash. -- Each year, volunteers across the nation gather on the fourth Saturday of October to work towards a common goal: making a difference in their community. On Saturday, Oct. 28, there will be five different volunteer opportunities in Vancouver and Clark County appropriate for large or small groups and individuals of all ages.

Vancouver's Make a Difference Day Celebration is a great way to get active in the community, meet new people, and beautify our parks, green spaces and downtown area.

Uptown Village Clean Up & Ryan Woods Grassroots Community Award Ceremony
9 a.m. to noon
1919 Main St. in Uptown Village

Ryan Woods was a strong community builder and visionary who connected new friends and built community bonds throughout the Vancouver area. To recognize and build on Ryan's vision, the City of Vancouver and its partners will host a cleanup day in Uptown Village and Arnada Park and present the 5th annual Ryan Woods Grassroots Community Award to this year's recipient.

Following presentation of the award by Vancouver Mayor Timothy D. Leavitt, volunteers will participate in an Uptown Village clean up and tree planting and mulching at Arnada Park.

"The Butt Stops Here" Park Clean Up
9 a.m. to noon
Luke Jensen Sports Park, 4000 NE 78th St. in Hazel Dell

This project is a partnership between Clark County Public Works and Vancouver Parks and Recreation. Following a short orientation, volunteers will break into small groups then fan out to different parks and public areas in search of cigarette butts and other litter. A list of target locations will be provided. Volunteers need to provide their own transportation to and from the sports park and cleanup sites.

At 11:30 a.m., volunteers will return to the sports park to weigh bags of cigarette butts and litter and enjoy a pizza lunch, courtesy of Blind Onion.

Raymond E. Shaffer Trail Building Work Party
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
7806 NE 58th St., Vancouver, WA 98662

In partnership with Washington Trails Association and Vancouver Parks and Recreation, volunteers will help build a new trail at this park. Following a short orientation at 9 a.m., volunteers will lay out the loop trail, remove sod and laydown wood chips for an all season pathway.

Tree Planting at Leverich Park
9 a.m. to noon
Leverich Park, E. 39th Street and E. Leverich Park Way

Vancouver Watersheds Alliance and the City of Vancouver's Greenway Sensitive Lands Team are partnering to host this annual tree planting event. Volunteers should be prepared for a short hike to the planting location. Tree planting training provided.

LeRoy Haagen Memorial Park Clean Up
10 a.m. to noon
LeRoy Haagen Memorial Park, NE LeRoy Haagen Memorial Drive, off NE 136th Avenue

Support the adopt-a-park leaders in removing invasive plants at this monthly park clean-up event.

To participate in any of these volunteer events, please RSVP in advance by visiting www.cityofvancouver.us/MADD and following the RSVP link for each event.

Volunteers attending any of these projects should be prepared for the weather and wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes. Minors will need a signed guardian consent form (available at each site or online). Volunteers are also urged to bring gloves, water bottles, hand tools and a spirit of service to the community.

For more information visit www.cityofvancouver.us/MADD

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Attached Media Files: Volunteers plant trees at a previous Make A Difference Day Event , Volunteers at 2016's Uptown Village clean-up event
BLM announces three selections for National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board (Photo)
Bureau of Land Management Ore. & Wash. - 10/17/17 9:20 AM
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WASHINGTON -- The Bureau of Land Management announced today that the Secretaries of Interior and Agriculture have made selections for the three open positions on its nine-member National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board. Mr. Fred T. Woehl, Jr. of Harrison, Arkansas, has been reappointed for the category of public interest (equine behavior); Dr. Sue M. McDonnell of West Chester, Pennsylvania, has been reappointed for the category of wild horse and burro research; and Mr. James French of Winnemucca, Nevada, has been newly appointed for the category of natural resources management. Each individual will serve a three-year term on the Advisory Board.

The nine-member National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board advises the BLM, an agency of the Interior Department, and the U.S. Forest Service, part of the Agriculture Department, on the management and protection of wild free-roaming horses and burros on public lands and national forests administered by those agencies, as mandated by the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. Members of the board, who represent various categories of interests, must have a demonstrated ability to analyze information, evaluate programs, identify problems, work collaboratively, and develop corrective actions. More information about the advisory board can be found here.

Mr. Woehl has been involved in the horse community for over 43 years as a trainer, natural horsemanship clinician and educator. He has been involved with the Equine Science Department at the University of Arkansas and taught Equine Science at North Arkansas College. He has served as a volunteer for the BLM's Wild Horse and Burro Program for ten years, conducting demonstrations of wild horse versatility and assisting with adoptions. Additionally, Mr. Woehl worked as a senior agricultural adviser for the U.S. State Department from October 2008 to November 2009 in Iraq, where he was responsible for the development and implementation of agricultural programs and policy for the Ninewa Province. From November 2009 to March, 2011, he worked in the Kingdom of Jordan, for the Department of Interior's International Technical Assistance Program, where he developed policies for horse use and trained the local Bedouin tribesmen in humane methods of training and in the use of horses at the Archeological Park of Petra. Mr. Woehl currently has four BLM mustangs that are used for demonstrations in Branson, Missouri, and good-will visits at nursing homes, schools and churches.

Dr. McDonnell is a Clinical Associate and Adjunct Professor of Reproduction and Behavior at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Also, as a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, she consults privately on equine behavior and welfare. Dr. McDonnell, who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Delaware, co-edited the current leading academic book on horse behavior, titled "The Domestic Horse: The Evolution, Development and Management of its Behavior," published by Cambridge University Press.

Mr. French has spent more than 40 years involved in the management of wildlife on public lands in north-central Nevada. Over the course of his career, including 32 years as a biologist with the Nevada Department of Wildlife, he developed a unique understanding of wild horse and burro issues, and has worked with diverse groups to develop land management plans on county, state and federally-managed public lands. Since 2011, he has served on the Humboldt County Commission, the Nevada Association of Counties (also known as NACO) Board of Directors, the National NACO Western Interstate Region Board of Directors, NACO Public Lands and Natural Resources Steering Committees (both state and national), the Humboldt River Water Authority Board of Directors, and the Nevada State Land Use Planning Council. He has contributed to the development of public lands policy, resource management plans and herd management plans for more than three decades. Mr. French has worked collaboratively with county commissions in 16 counties, as well as the BLM, U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs and government in six states.

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The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any federal agency. This land is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America's public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.


Attached Media Files: Oregon Wild Horses
Community Warehouse Enters Final Week of Annual Pillow and HomeMaker Drive; Uber Riders Will See In-App Pillow Donation Option Oct. 21 (Photo)
Community Warehouse - 10/17/17 9:10 AM
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Yesterday, nonprofit furniture bank Community Warehouse entered the final week of its annual HomeMaker and Pillow drive to help create more comfortable, stable homes for our neighbors in need. No matter your ability to give, there's an opportunity for everyone to participate.

On Sept. 21, Community Warehouse launched its campaign with a goal of collecting 1,000 pillows and 125 HomeMakers. As of this morning, the organization counted its 1,115th pillow donated by the community, surpassing their goal with flying colors!

"We believe every person in our community deserves a place to rest their head at night," said Dunetchka Otero-Serrano, Community Warehouse Executive Director. "That's why we host an annual drive to provide small comforts that make a big difference for local families and individuals. Now that we've reached our pillow goal, we'll turn our focus during this final week to HomeMakers -- our monthly donors who provide sustaining support throughout the year. We set an ambitious goal of 125 HomeMakers this year, and we need help from community members to get there."

Supporters can sign up to become a HomeMaker on Community Warehouse's website. These monthly gifts will provide kitchen items, beds, or sponsorships for local families and will have a significant impact with an amount that fits any budget, starting at just $5 per month.

Donors can continue to drop off new or gently-used pillows at the Portland or Tualatin Community Warehouse locations, or they can make a pillow gift online (just $10 sponsors two pillows). The organization is always in need of pillows, so they're thrilled to surpass their goal of 1,000 and hope to keep the momentum going in this final week.

In fact, this weekend Community Warehouse is partnering with Uber PNW for one final pillow push. Thanks to the Uber Community Impact Initiative, on Saturday October 21, Uber driver-partners will pick up new or gently-used pillows from residences for free and deliver them to Community Warehouse. Donors in the Portland area can simply open their Uber app between 10am and 2pm and tap the DONATE button at the bottom. For more information visit t.uber.com/pillowdrive.


Community Warehouse locations for pillow drop-offs:

Community Warehouse, Portland
3969 NE MLK Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
503.235.8786
Mon -- Fri, 10am -- 4pm
Sat -- Sun, 10:30am -- 4pm

Community Warehouse, Tualatin
8380 SW Nyberg St, Tualatin, OR 970622
503.347.2147
Mon -- Fri, 10am -- 4pm
Sat -- Sun, 10:30am -- 4pm

Give someone the chance for a better tomorrow. It starts with a good night's rest. For more information, visit communitywarehouse.org/homemaker-pillow-drive.


About Community Warehouse:

Community Warehouse is the only full-service, nonprofit furniture bank in the greater Portland area that collects and redistributes donated household goods and furnishings to neighbors in need.

Through two locations and partnerships with over 200 social service agencies, faith communities, and public schools, families are able to receive beds, kitchen table and chairs, dresser, sofa, living room furniture, linens, and items for cooking and cleaning all in a single visit. These basic yet essential comforts of home go a long way in helping people improve their stability, quality of life, and self-sufficiency. With a functional living space, families can turn their attention toward moving forward in their lives. Community Warehouse currently helps create homes for 60 families every week, and over 7,000 neighbors in need each year.

About Uber's Community Impact Initiative

Each year, Uber teams up with nonprofits, social enterprises, and educational institutions across the Pacific Northwest to support social, economic, and environmental causes that align with four community impact priorities: Mobility, Opportunity, Safety, and Efficiency. Learn more about their partnerships and programs at t.uber.com/CII.


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County advisory group to state forestry meets Oct. 20
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 10/17/17 9:00 AM
Release date: Oct. 16, 2017

Contact:
Liz Dent, State Forests Division Chief, Salem, 503-945-7351



Salem, ORE - The Forest Trust Lands Advisory Committee will meet Friday, Oct. 20 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Oregon Department of Forestry Salem headquarters, Tillamook Room, Building C, 2600 State St. Items on the committee's agenda include comments from State Forester Peter Daugherty and updates from the ODF State Forests Division staff on the following:
Business Improvements
State Forests Division performance measures reporting
Habitat Conservation Plan
Forest Management Plan project

The meeting agenda is available on the department's web site at http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/FTLAC.aspx.

The Forest Trust Lands Advisory Committee is comprised of seven county commissioners representing 15 Oregon counties where state forestlands are located. The FTLAC is a statutorily established committee that advises the Board of Forestry on matters related to forestland managed by ODF.

Members of the public may attend the meeting and an opportunity for public comment is scheduled. Questions about accessibility or special accommodations for the meeting can be directed to the Oregon Department of Forestry at 503-945-7200.

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PCC prioritizes health inter professional discipline space due to industry demand (Photo)
PCC - 10/17/17 8:56 AM
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PORTLAND, Ore. -- The future of healthcare is changing, and Portland Community College is aiming to change with it.

The creation of President Obama's American Health Care Act was due in great part to skyrocketing healthcare costs, an uptick in the number of patients suffering chronic illness, as well as those who push off seeking medical attention until symptoms become critical -- and expensive to treat. The system itself has exhibited signs of sickness, too: Medical error is one of the leading causes of death, courtesy of a healthcare system where a physician, carrying too heavy a patient load, relies on a multitude of staff to give care, but who don't know how to seamlessly work with one another. Key shifts in the way the system operates were needed, and implementation of the healthcare act has mandated such change.

"The big topic of conversation lately is was what needs to happen now?" said Jen Piper, interim dean of Instruction at the Southeast Campus and one of the leaders of the college's health inter professional initiative. "What is the vision of what healthcare looks like in future? The American Health Care Act and the World Health Organization, shifted the focus on a team-based patient care model."

According to Piper, this team-based care model -- also called "collaborative practice" -- is what the healthcare industry considers to be the solution. Rather than relying on a single doctor to determine the course of care for a patient, a number of professionals talk to one another as a team to reduce the likelihood of medical errors.

Rather than the traditional hierarchy care model, the hierarchy flattens and the various healthcare providers communicate as a team to provide patient care.

And with that shift, Piper added, "We'll need to change the way we are teaching so that students can learn to work together in a reconfigured healthcare environment."

PCC, the largest provider of trained professionals to the local healthcare industry, wants to do just that. By way of PCC's 2017 bond measure on the November ballot, it could. Roughly $3 million is earmarked for the development of space dedicated to health inter professional training. This project would create or redesign space to be used for collaborative training, offering students working with PCC's Allied Health programs and major healthcare partners a better place to learn.

"It is a challenge for our students to get the training they need at the clinical sites because of all the competition," said Linda Degman, PCC's Bond Program director. "We have a lot of health programs that don't talk to one another, but when our graduates go out into the medical field setting, they do work together yet don't know how. When we talk to the healthcare organizations we work with, they tell us they really want more of those kinds of soft skills -- where their people understand how to work more closely together."

PCC spends $7.5 million a year training the region's health professional students at 60 clinical sites around the area. The programs supply local industry with 1,000 well-trained graduates a year. Employers understand that PCC is at the epicenter of future training for their needs, and as the college prepares for the shift to collaborative practice, it has sought feedback from health industry leaders so that together, they can begin to align priorities. Such input has led to PCC teaming with OHSU, PSU and others to review and discuss curriculum and academic requirements involved in the educational pathways for these careers.

Such visioning also supports PCC's decision to join the Innovation Quadrant, a collaboration of public and private sectors near OMSI and the South Waterfront campus of OHSU. Educational entities involved in healthcare are participating, helping to develop both sides of the Willamette River. OMSI is pledging to repurpose two existing industrial buildings (former power generation facilities) on its property to serve as incubators and labs for healthcare startups. PCC, meanwhile, seeks to develop space to foster innovation within training and patient care.

PCC's bond would help accomplish this goal. The new simulation space would support the college's acute care programs like nursing, medical assisting, paramedics, EMT, medical imaging, CNA, medical assisting, phlebotomy, pharmacy technology, and health and information management, as well as interested educational partners. And it would build on existing health-related partnerships PCC has forged, similar to the Dental Programs' 2020 move to the new $100 million education and health center in downtown Portland, in a shared facility alongside the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, PSU's Graduate School of Education, and a City of Portland bureau.

"We have more patients in the healthcare system today than ever before, yet it's doing the bare minimum to address the sickness of the system," Piper said. "We need to shift to a healthcare preventive system with a team-based approach. This simulation space would enable PCC to work toward this goal, and it's one I anticipate we'll build on in the future."


About Portland Community College: Portland Community College is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and provides training, degree and certificate completion, and lifelong learning to more than 75,000 full- and part-time students in Multnomah, Washington, Yamhill, Clackamas, and Columbia counties. The PCC bond measure of $185 million would improve workforce training programs to better align with current and future jobs, invest in training for Health and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) programs, and upgrade safety, security, longevity and disability access. If passed, it is estimated to maintain the tax rate of 40 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value for the next 16 years.

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


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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 10/16/2017
Sandy Police Dept. - 10/17/17 8:14 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 10/16/2017


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On 10/16/2017 at about 2001 hrs., police arrested Trenton S. Reed (23, of Estacada) on a misdemeanor warrant for DUII. He was transported to Clackamas County Jail, where he was lodged on no-bail.


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On 10/16/2017 at about 0937 hrs., police received a report about theft from a vehicle in the 38000 block of Marcy Street. A report is pending (CAD).

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On 10/16/2017 at 1033 hrs., police arrested Bobby L. Moore (53, of Estacada) on a warrant for Assault IV. He was transported to Clackamas County Jail, where he was held on no-bail.
Street Closure - Cascade Way Between Upper City View Drive and Lower City View Drive
City of Longview - 10/17/17 7:32 AM
The City of Longview has issued a right-of-way permit to Axis Crane to close the 2100 block of Cascade Way to through traffic in order to set up a large crane to off load and move materials scheduled for delivery. The crane is expected to take up most of the roadway width and Cascade Way will be blocked off during the setup, use and tear down of the crane.

Cascade Way will be closed to through traffic between upper and lower City View Drive, starting at 8:00 a.m. and re-opened at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17, 2017.

Local residents that live on Cascade Way between upper and lower City View Drive will be allowed access to and from their residents, but residents will not able to travel through on Cascade Way until the work is completed and the crane has been torn down and removed.

Through traffic will be encouraged to use the signed detour around the work area by way of City View Blvd.

To avoid delays, motorists and neighborhood residents are encouraged to use alternate routes.
Pacific Coast Fertilizer -- SEPA Determination
City of Longview - 10/17/17 7:30 AM
As lead agency, the City of Longview Department of Community Development today issued a State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Determination of Significance (DS) for the Pacific Coast Fertilizer (PCF) project. The project, to be located on approximately 61 acres of the Mint Farm Industrial Park in Longview, will process natural gas in the manufacture of anhydrous ammonia fertilizer. Zoning for the site is Heavy Industrial District.

Elements of the project include extending the natural gas supply; manufacturing and storage facilities; product transfer to the Nippon Dynawave salt dock on the Columbia River; and truck and marine vessel loading areas. The facility would operate 24 hours per day, year-round, and would be designed to produce 1,650 tons of fertilizer per day.

By issuing the DS at the company's request, the City has agreed with PCF that the project is likely to create significant environmental impacts and commits the company to begin the development of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). This is a process intended to study the project's impacts and recommend mitigating measures to reduce the identified impacts.

The first stage of the EIS process is a 30-day scoping period. The City has identified three areas where the project is likely to have its most significant impacts: emissions, potential release of hazardous substances and impacts to emergency services. SEPA documents are available at City Hall, the Longview Public Library, and the Cowlitz County Building and Planning Department. Information will soon be available on the City's website. Comments regarding alternatives, mitigation measures, probable significant adverse impacts, and licenses or other approvals that may be required are welcome until the close of the scoping period on November 15, 2017.

An open-house style public scoping meeting will be held at the Cowlitz County Event Center on November 8. Two sessions will be held. The first will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and the second from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Fraud #Alert: Phone Scam in Portland -- Do Not Send Money (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/17/17 7:27 AM
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The Portland Police Bureau wants community members to be aware of a phone scam that is currently active in the Portland Metro area.

Officers have received reports from people who stated that callers would claim to be members of a police department or sheriff's department seeking money for a fundraiser for local police and sheriff's department.

Sometimes scams such as these will include spoofing a legitimate police agency phone number and using a real name of a law enforcement officer in an attempt to gain the trust of the victim.

The Portland Police Bureau reminds you to be aware that:

The Portland Police Bureau does not call individuals and demand or request money from community members under any circumstances.

The Portland Police Bureau or any other legitimate law enforcement agency does not call community members seeking payment for outstanding traffic citations or warrants. This includes claims of unpaid federal or state taxes.

Individuals claiming to collect debts may try to instill fear in potential victims to persuade them to forward money.

MoneyPak/Green Dot and Vanilla Reload have online tools to allow purchasers to request a refund if the scammer has not yet cashed the card.

For more information, please visit https://www.moneypak.com/refundrequest.aspx for MoneyPak/Green Dot and https://www.vanillareload.com/index.php/refund for Vanilla Reload.

If you are a resident of Portland and fall victim to these scammers with financial loss, you are encouraged to file a report by calling the Portland Police Bureau's Non-Emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

Tips to help avoid becoming a victim to this scam include:

Never give personal or financial information to an unsolicited caller or email.

Be suspicious of callers who demand immediate payment for any reason.

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

Utility companies and government agencies will never contact you for payment by GreenDot, MoneyPak or Vanilla Reload.

Remember that anyone who has the number on a prepaid card has access to the funds on your card.

Never wire money, provide debit or credit card numbers to a stranger.

The Oregon Judicial Department (OJD) advises that courts may use an independent collection service to collect unpaid monetary judgments and fines. If someone believes they are being scammed regarding an alleged unpaid traffic citation or other court-imposed financial obligation they can:

Ask the collector (caller) for information specific to the alleged warrant or unpaid traffic citation. The caller should have the court case number, date of ticket and vehicle license number.

Verify the debt or confirm other details by calling the OJD collections hotline at 1-888-564-2828.

Use OJD Courts ePay to directly pay money owed to state courts for most traffic citations, civil fees or criminal fines (For more information go to http://www.courts.oregon.gov/OJD/OnlineServices/ePay/Pages/index.aspx.

If you receive a similar call, disconnect without providing any information or taking any instructions from the caller. Contact your local law enforcement agency.

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

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

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Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Six People in Cornelius
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 10/17/17 1:11 AM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster at approximately 11:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 in the 1400 block of S. Fawn Court in Cornelius, Washington County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected three adults, three children and several pets.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, 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. 10/16/17
Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Roseway Neighborhood - No Injuries
Portland Police Bureau - 10/16/17 9:34 PM
On Monday October 16, 2017 at 8:17 p.m., North and East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire at the Plaid Pantry, located at 8110 Northeast Fremont Street.

Officers responded to the area after multiple callers contacted 9-1-1 to report gunfire. When officers arrived they located evidence of a shooting, including multiple bullet strikes to the Plaid Pantry and to a vehicle that was parked in the Plaid Pantry parking lot.

At this time there are no known injuries as a result of this shooting.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team is responding to continue the investigation. The Forensic Evidence Division (FED) also responded to the scene to assist.

There is no additional information available at this time.

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/

Anyone with information about this shooting should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Sherwood Police Investigate Social Media Threat, Police Determine No Threat Exists
Sherwood Police Dept. - 10/16/17 8:46 PM
On October 16, 2017 at 5:04 PM Sherwood Police were called to investigate a threat which was posted on "Snapchat", regarding a possible school shooting. Sherwood Police Officers determined that the threat was posted by a 12 year old, special needs child. After speaking with the child and his parents, and while working with Sherwood School District Officials, Sherwood Police were able to determine that there is no threat to anyone, and that there is no risk to the public.

This threat was widely seen by the public, and we appreciate all of the calls, and concern to keep everyone safe in our community. The calls from those who saw this post, enabled us to act quickly, and determine if there was cause for alarm.

No further information regarding this incident will be released.


Sherwood Police PIO/Contact Captain Mark Daniel 503-925-3651
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Police Take Lead To Help Make Rental Properties Safer
Tigard Police - 10/16/17 5:13 PM
The Westside Crime Prevention Coalition (WCPC) will present a training opportunity to rental property owners, managers and landlords on Saturday, November 18th. John Campbell, of Campbell DeLong Resources Inc. will present the eight-hour training session titled "Keeping Illegal Activity Off Rental Properties." The all-day training will take place at PCC at Willow Creek located 245 SW Edgeway in Beaverton. The course will begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue until 4:00 p.m. The registration fee prior to November 3 is $55.00. On November 4th or later, the fee increases to $65.00. The training includes a continental breakfast, lunch and a training manual.

The training curriculum is adapted from a nationally recognized program developed by Campbell. The need for this training came to mind after Campbell was embattled in his own neighborhood in a struggle with criminals seemingly overtaking the area. The idea was then developed specifically for rental properties in efforts to enhance their safety and create more desirable neighborhoods.
Information presented at the training includes tenant screening, physical elements such as landscaping and maintenance, warning signs of drug dealing and usage, forms and the application process and legislative updates. This training is helpful to anyone who owns or manages rental property-especially newcomers who may be unfamiliar with the recommended measures needed to avoid headaches later.

Information and registration forms are available at www.tigard-or.gov/police or by calling 503-846-5930. In addition, WCPC also provides an on-going, year-round, free monthly forum for rental property owners and managers to learn about additional methods to keep their properties managed effectively. Visit the Westside Crime Prevention Coalition Facebook page http://tinyurl.com/pux8pap to learn more.

The WCPC is a group of crime prevention and community resource officers representing five law enforcement agencies in Washington County. The group works together to problem solve for all areas within the county. Providing training to property managers is just one of many different programs developed by the WCPC.
Second installment of 2017 property tax payments due Tuesday, Oct. 31
Clark Co. WA Communications - 10/16/17 4:25 PM
Vancouver, Wash. - Doug Lasher, Clark County Treasurer, reminds property owners that the second installment of their 2017 property taxes is due Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017.

"If you have not received your 2017 second-installment tax statement or have lost it, you can visit www.clark.wa.gov/treasurer or contact the Treasurer's Office at 360.397.2252 for a duplicate statement," Lasher said.

The Treasurer's Office is on the second floor of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

People can pay their property taxes online using a credit or debit card or from their checking or savings account. Credit and debit card payments are assessed a 2.39 percent convenience fee and an electronic checking or savings account payment carries a $1 per transaction fee.

To make a payment, go to www.clark.wa.gov/treasurer/payment-options or call 1.877.778.4606.

To receive your tax statement electronically and manage your property taxes online, go to www.clark.wa.gov/ezPropertyTax. Transactions must be completed by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, to avoid interest charges.

To mail a tax payment, address it to the Clark County Treasurer, PO Box 9808, Vancouver, WA 98666-8808. It must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, Oct. 31, to avoid interest charges.

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Woodland Public Schools' partnership with Love Overwhelming receives $55,000 grant to help homeless students in Cowlitz County (Photo)
Woodland Sch. Dist. - 10/16/17 4:00 PM
A collaborative partnership between Woodland Public Schools and Love Overwhelming resulted in the award of a $55,000 grant to help the area's homeless (Pictured: Leslie Mohlman, Jake Hall, Chuck Hendrickson, Jill Boaglio)
A collaborative partnership between Woodland Public Schools and Love Overwhelming resulted in the award of a $55,000 grant to help the area's homeless (Pictured: Leslie Mohlman, Jake Hall, Chuck Hendrickson, Jill Boaglio)
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Monday, October 16, 2017-Woodland, WA-Woodland Public Schools' ongoing partnership with Love Overwhelming, a nonprofit organization based in Cowlitz County, resulted in the award of a $55,000 grant to provide resources and assistance to homeless students and their families.

Stemming from the Our Kids, Our Business Community Task Force dedicated to address the needs of under-resourced families and students in the Woodland community, Woodland Public Schools developed a collaborative partnership with Love Overwhelming. "The district took a serious look at Love Overwhelming's staff and services, and decided they would make an excellent collaborative partner to raise awareness of the needs affecting vulnerable members of our community experiencing homelessness by helping to provide resources and assistance," said Leslie Mohlman, Community, Family, Student Resource Coordinator for Woodland Public Schools. "Together, Woodland Public Schools and Love Overwhelming identify and line up resources and services to give our homeless students and their families the help they need to find employment and homes."

Chuck Hendrickson, Founder and Executive Director of Love Overwhelming, started the organization in 2009 after working for a mental health agency where he interviewed many applicants who couldn't find housing. "Clark and Cowlitz counties are currently experiencing a housing crisis," he said. "For example, only 1.6% of all housing in Vancouver is classified as 'affordable' which presents an incredible challenge for families who need low-income housing."

Simply locating affordable housing opportunities can present huge barriers to low-income families. "We know of more than 30 families in our area alone who currently live in vehicles or other forms of residence not intended for permanent human habitation with more than 70 additional families who already have support vouchers but still cannot find homes to rent," Hendrickson explained. "For me, it's my faith that drives me -- helping people find homes is my mission."

In September, Woodland Public Schools and Love Overwhelming received a grant for $55,000 from the Washington State Department of Commerce to provide additional staff support in the form of Housing Navigators who directly assist students and their families. "We've seen applicants already approved for housing support lose their vouchers because they couldn't find available homes over the course of an entire year," explained Jill Boaglio, a Housing Navigator from Love Overwhelming assigned to Woodland Public Schools. "We help those in need locate, obtain, and maintain housing while also helping them learn life skills ranging from attending substance abuse treatment programs and locating behavioral health services to learning tasks as simple as how to get a public library card so families can borrow books and improve their education."

Woodland Public Schools and Love Overwhelming use flex funding to offer resources to families in need including personal health and hygiene items; transportation passes like bus passes; utility deposits and emergency payments; rental application fees; and background and credit check application fees. "The goal of the Homeless Student Stability Program is to provide consistent education for homeless students through housing stability by helping any family experiencing a housing crisis," explained Mohlman. "To this end, we help homeless families break through the barriers preventing them from obtaining permanent housing which often include the myriad of costs involved in simply applying for housing."

Under-resourced families and students who qualify for the McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth Assistance Act, a federal law created to ensure the enrollment and educational stability of homeless children and youth, are the top priority. "Our goal is to connect the under-resourced families we serve with the organizations offering help in Clark and Cowlitz counties," said Mohlman. "We want to help families line up jobs and get work so they may improve their lives."

The Woodland Public Schools Family Community Resource Center (FCRC) provides resources and services to students and their families in need who live in either Cowlitz or Clark counties. To find more information about services offered by the FCRC or to find ways you can support the FCRC, you can visit their website at www.woodlandschools.org/fcrc, email mohlmanl@woodlandschools.org, or call (360) 841-2718.

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Leslie Mohlman, Community, Family, Student Resource Coordinator for Woodland Public Schools
Jake Hall, Executive Director of Learning Support and Alternatives for Woodland Public Schools
Chuck Hendrickson, Executive Director for Love Overwhelming
Jill Boaglio, Housing Navigator for Love Overwhelming

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Attached Media Files: A collaborative partnership between Woodland Public Schools and Love Overwhelming resulted in the award of a $55,000 grant to help the area's homeless (Pictured: Leslie Mohlman, Jake Hall, Chuck Hendrickson, Jill Boaglio) , A collaborative partnership between Woodland Public Schools and Love Overwhelming resulted in the award of a $55,000 grant to help the area's homeless (Pictured: Leslie Mohlman, Jake Hall, Chuck Hendrickson, Jill Boaglio)
Special Needs Horseback Ride for Children (Photo)
Benton Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/16/17 3:54 PM
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The Benton County Sheriff's Mounted Posse is hosting their eighth annual horseback ride event for children with special needs and their siblings, sponsored by Sheriff Scott Jackson.

The event will be will be held on Saturday, October 28th, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at the Indoor Arena of the Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53 St., Corvallis, OR. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m.

Children, as well as posse members, look forward to the ride each year. The posse explains, "It's a way to support our community and give children with special needs the chance to experience the western way of life through horsemanship."

Kids are helped up onto the horse and led around the arena. Special accommodations are made for mounting/dismounting and safety while on horseback. Riders must be between three and 18 years of age and be able to hang on by themselves.

A coloring area and brushing/petting station with miniature ponies will be available to entertain children, as well.

Photographs will be taken in front of a green screen and printed onsite to give to the child. The photos will also be available online after the event for those who give permission to do so. A release form is required for all riders and will be available at the event registration table.

Please respond by October 23rd, so we can plan appropriately. You may either email or phone, with the parent/guardian name and the number of children who will be riding.

Phone: 541-766-6045
Email: sheriffsposse@co.benton.or.us
http://www.bentoncountysheriffsmountedposse.com
Facebook -- Benton County Sheriff's Mounted Posse

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Division of Financial Regulation seeking comment on cost-sharing reduction rate increases ¬-- deadline is Oct. 17 at 5 p.m.
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 10/16/17 3:19 PM
Salem - The Oregon Division of Financial Regulation is seeking public comment on cost-sharing reduction rate increases for silver metal tier individual health insurance premiums for 2018 plans.

The comment period starts Monday, Oct. 16. Due to the limited time frame to file revised rates, the deadline for comment is Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. To comment in writing, email Ethan Baldwin via email at Ethan.C.Baldwin@oregon.gov.

The reason for the public comment period is on Oct. 12, the Trump administration issued an announcement about immediately stopping cost-sharing reduction payments to health insurance companies. The Division of Financial Regulation is committed to the stability of Oregon's health insurance market and ensuring access to statewide comprehensive health coverage.

The division has determined that in order to ensure carriers can continue to offer coverage in Oregon, it must offer health insurance companies offering plans on HealthCare.gov the opportunity to increase their already approved silver metal tier 2018 plan rates by 7.1 percent. The deadline for insurance companies and the state to file new rates on HealthCare.gov is 12 p.m. on Oct. 17.

Non-silver metal tier plan rates (e.g., bronze and gold) will remain unaffected.

This increase will affect plans both on and off HealthCare.gov, and will compensate for the $49 million worth of cost-sharing reduction payments that the federal government will no longer be making to Oregon insurance companies in 2018.

Visit http://dfr.oregon.gov/news/Pages/20171013-trump-payment-reduction.aspx for more details about the decision to increase rates and a sample rate table of the revised rates.

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The Division of Financial Regulation is part of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. Visit www.dcbs.oregon.gov and www.dfr.oregon.gov.
142nd Fighter Wing trains with local emergency volunteers
Oregon Military Department - 10/16/17 2:47 PM
PORTLAND, Oregon -- Oregon Air National Guardsmen from the 142nd Fighter Wing trained with a collection of licensed civilian healthcare professionals who have registered to volunteer in response to federal, state, and/or local emergencies, October 14, 2017.

Members of the 142nd Medical Group, Detachment 1, Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) spent the day with nealry 30 members from the State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Oregon (SERV-OR), providing hands-on training during emergency scenarios. CERFP members facilitated a simulated mass-casualty scenario in which SERV-OR volunteers used newly-learned skills to effectively triage and transport twenty patients with a variety of simulated injuries. This is the first time this specific joint training has been conducted, however, the 142nd Fighter Wing hopes to make this a regular event.

B-roll and interviews can be downloaded at the following link:
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/558334/oregon-air-national-guardsmen-train-with-local-first-responders
Dirt trails at Whipple Creek Park open only to hikers, runners during wet season
Clark Co. WA Communications - 10/16/17 2:10 PM
Vancouver, Wash. - For the first time, Clark County Parks will put seasonal trail restrictions in place at Whipple Creek Regional Park to preserve the park's natural surface trails.

Beginning Nov. 1, dirt trails will be open only to foot traffic at the 300-acre park off Northwest 179th Street. Equestrians and mountain bikers can continue to use gravel trails year-round.

The park's trails have been plagued by persistent, heavy mud because of poor drainage, clay soils and steep slopes. To improve trail conditions, volunteers have donated 7,600 hours over the past six years to build reroutes, improve drainage and spread gravel across the park's main trails, making them accessible year-round. Volunteers also realigned and restored a series of natural surface, or primitive, trails.

"A lot of time, effort and money have gone into these trails," said Karen Llewellyn, volunteer program coordinator for Clark County Public Works. "Volunteers worked hard to create a trail system that offers varied experiences to users. Some people prefer gravel trails, some enjoy natural trails.

"But the fact is, primitive trails get muddy in the rainy season," Llewellyn said. "To preserve them and the hard work that goes into them, primitive trails will be open only to foot traffic in the rainy season."

Clark County Parks will post signs at main entrances to Whipple Creek Regional Park explaining the seasonal closures and displaying a map of the park's gravel and primitive trails. Signs also will be posted at each primitive trail entrance reminding users that the trail is open only to foot traffic during wet weather.

A map showing the park's gravel and primitive trails has been posted on the county's website, www.clark.wa.gov/parks. Parks also has reached out to equestrian groups and other stakeholders about the upcoming seasonal restrictions.

The county does not yet have a date when natural-surface trails will reopen to all users; that decision will depend on weather and trail conditions. After the rainy season, the condition of the primitive trails will be evaluated to see if the seasonal closure was effective.
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OPRD seeks to fill position on grant committee that advises on statewide trails
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 10/16/17 2:09 PM
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is seeking a representative of the hiking community for a vacant volunteer position on the Recreation Trails Program (RTP) Advisory Committee that evaluates grants for statewide trails projects.

The competitive grant program is funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration and administered by OPRD. Grants are awarded to non-profits and governments for trail projects, including building new trails, improving existing trails and installing trail signs.

"Reviewing these grant applications is an important step in the process of improving and expanding Oregon's trail system," said OPRD grant coordinator Jodi Bellefeuille. "Grant committee members get to have a direct say in what trail projects are funded and provide feedback to land managers about their proposals."

The ten member committee evaluates and ranks requests for grant funding. Ideal candidates can live anywhere in Oregon and will be avid hikers with experience in one or more of the following areas: recreation planning, trail design, project management, grant management and budget review.

The committee meets once or twice a year at locations throughout the state. In 2017, meetings were held in Salem in May and September. Dates for 2018 have not been finalized. Time commitment varies and includes reviewing and evaluating 40-80 grant applications each annual funding cycle.

Those interested in serving must submit an OPRD Grant Advisory Committee Appointment Interest Form by Friday, Nov. 17. For more information or to obtain an interest form, visit http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/GRANTS/Pages/RTP-Committee.aspx, or contact Jodi Bellefeuille at jodi.bellefeuille@oregon.gov or 503-986-0716.
Deputies Investigating After Two People Found Shot ***Update 2*** (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/16/17 1:26 PM
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Deputies have identified the victim in last night's shooting as Judy Stanfill, age 52, of Turner. Ms. Stanfill lived at her residence in the 5000 block of Ash Street with her husband Clayton Stanfill, age 53. Mr. Stanfill is currently at the Salem Hospital where he is expected to recover from a gunshot wound.

Detectives are still working to determine exactly what happened yesterday afternoon in the Stanfill home. Detectives do not believe anyone else was involved in the incident and there is no immediate danger to the public.

The Sheriff's Office and the Turner Police Departments thoughts go out to the Stanfill family and her co-workers at the Marion County Circuit Court. Ms. Stanfill's autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow morning. The Sheriff's Office does not anticipate any further releases until the case has been fully investigated, that time frame is not yet known. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office anonymous tip line at 503 540 8079.






Today at 4:26 p.m., deputies were called to 5000 block of Ash Street in Turner, after a man walked into the Turner Fire Department with a gunshot wound. Turner Fire personnel began treating the man and called the Sheriff's Office for assistance. When deputies arrived they searched the man's residence and located a female deceased inside.

Detectives are now on scene and processing evidence, the area of 3rd Street and Ash Street in Turner is completely blocked and will remain closed for the next several hours. This is an active investigation and the Sheriff's Office is not prepared to release any further details at this time. The Sheriff's Office does not anticipate any additional releases this evening.

The Sheriff's Office is being assisted by the; Turner Police Department, Stayton Police Department, Keizer Police Department, Aumsville Police Department, Marion County Medical Examiner's Office and the Marion County District Attorney's Office.




Deputies and Turner Police are currently on scene and investigating, after two people were found shot in their home in the 5000 block of Ash Street in Turner. This is currently an active scene and Detectives with the Sheriff's Office have been dispatched to assist in the investigation.

There is no immediate danger to the public. PIO is on scene and will be available at the corner of 3rd Street and Cedar Street. Media there is no good staging area so if arriving please park your vehicles as not to obstruct traffic. Further details will be made available at a later time.


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Committee to review Oregon Heritage Grant applications
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 10/16/17 1:19 PM
A committee will meet to score and rank applications for the Oregon Heritage Grant program. The recommendations from the committees will be forwarded to the Oregon Heritage Commission for final review and approval on November 6 via conference call. The grant committee meeting will be at the North Mall Office Building, 725 Summer Street, NE, and can also be accessed by phone. The committee will meet October 30, 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. in room 124A. Call in information is 1?888?
278?0296, access Code: 4653554.

For information about the grants contact Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685 or by e-mail: Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov .
UPDATE: press release now attached in Spanish as well: Luuwit View Park opens, nearly 1000 Portland households gain access to a park for the first time (Photo)
Portland Parks & Recreation - 10/16/17 12:23 PM
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Portland Parks & Recreation invites all to the Grand Opening of Portland's newest park on Saturday, October 21

(Portland, OR) --

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) announces the grand opening of Luuwit View Park, a 16-acre gem in northeast Portland's Argay Neighborhood.
Portland's newest park features accessible play areas, a water play feature, gardens, paths, sports fields, and much more, all on formerly undeveloped land adjacent to Shaver Elementary School. The park is also close to Parkrose Middle School and Parkrose High School.

Luuwit View Park will serve nearly 1000 households which prior to its opening did not previously have ready access to a park.

WHAT: Grand Opening of PP&R's new Luuwit View Park
WHEN: Saturday, October 21, 2017; 11am-2pm.
WHERE: The covered shelter at the new Luuwit View Park, NE 127th Avenue and Fremont Street.

Join Portland Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz, neighbors, Shaver School students and staff, Parkrose School District Superintendent Dr. Karen Gray, the Parkrose and Argay Neighborhood Associations, family, and friends old and new for the FREE community celebration with family-friendly activities including a Native American blessing and a drumming ceremony, a DJ and breakdancing, a Portland Park Ranger-led youth pledge as kids promise to care for the park, Zumba and exercise activities, skateboarding lessons, live guitar music, light refreshments, and celebrating.

"After years of dreaming and 15 months of construction, the grand opening of Luuwit View Park represents another major milestone in my time as the Commissioner for Portland Parks & Recreation," says City Commissioner Amanda Fritz. "Luuwit View Park gives Argay Terrace neighbors a jewel of a space to play, relax, and reflect -- a park which they had been awaiting for more than 40 years. At the same time, we recognize that still, only two of five residents enjoy easy access to a park in this area of east Portland. We will continue to work to close this play gap."

LUUWIT VIEW PARK HAS IT ALL
Luuwit View Park features expansive lawns, an accessible playground, walking trails, a misting water play feature, grand views, a youth soccer/sports field, a full-size basketball court, a Portland Community Garden, and a teen area. The latter includes a climbing structure, two ping-pong tables, a group seating area; and a skateboarding area. The entire teen area will be covered (project completion expected in Spring 2018), with colorful sports court surfacing. Other park features include accessible picnic areas, a covered shelter, a restroom, parking, public art, and a fenced off-leash dog area. A multi-use paved trail connects the entire site, and additional soft surface trails meander through the park creating many options for walking loops.

Luuwit is the Upper Cowlitz word referencing the iconic mountain also known as Mt. St. Helens. The park's name helps to honor the indigenous people who have lived on the land since time immemorial, and to recognize the overall history of the area. The City also recognizes the significant farming history of the land.

"Nearly 1000 households -- close to 1500 people -- now have access to a wonderful PP&R park for the first time," notes PP&R Director Mike Abbaté. "We are moving ahead with our Parks 2020 Vision to provide a wide variety of high-quality park and recreation opportunities for all Portlanders. The site has been transformed from a vacant space to an amazing gathering spot for every kind of recreation. We thank the literally hundreds of people - Argay neighbors, our PP&R staff and contractors, and all of our partners - for their advocacy, input, and tireless efforts to make this amazing park a reality."

The park cost $11.8 million and was funded by Parks System Development Charges - revenue from development across the City which is intended to support growth - and not General Fund tax dollars.

Luuwit View Park would not have been possible without the dedication of its Project Advisory Committee and other dedicated neighbors, including students and staff at Shaver Elementary School. They have the City's sincerest thanks.

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BPD video on new cell phone law
Beaverton Police Dept. - 10/16/17 12:17 PM
UPDATE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqFCD9GUbj8&t=8s

I understand the video link did not show up. I am working on this now.

We wanted to share this video with you and hope it clears up some of the confusion that has come with the new law. Please share it on your platforms if you feel it will help get the word out.

The Beaverton Police Department worked on education for the last 15 days and focused on giving warnings for this violation. Officers will now use their discretion when stopping a driver for this violation.

The Beaverton Police Department knows distracted driving is a major contributing factor in motor vehicle crashes. Hands off and eyes up are what we hope you will do.
Community Bank Week honored in Oregon
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 10/16/17 11:30 AM
(Salem) -- Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has proclaimed Oct. 16-20, 2017, as Community Bank Week, honoring local banks for the significant economic and civic contributions they make in communities across the state.

Oregon banks, most of which are chartered by the Department of Consumer and Business Services, take a relationship-based approach to doing business and are actively involved in the communities they serve. They play an essential part of the state's economy, financing Main Street businesses, providing a full range of banking services, and creating jobs.

In some communities, the banks are the largest employer or the only provider of banking services.

"Oregon communities, especially small businesses, depend on their local banks," said Jean Straight, acting DCBS director. "Not only do these local bankers lend to Oregon families and farms to help communities flourish, but they also provide critical information and education to their customers about a variety of financial matters."

Community banks reported loans to Oregon small businesses topping $5.9 billion in a single year, according to a recent survey by the Oregon Bankers Association. The survey also showed community banks in the state gave to their communities, pitching in $4.9 million to nonprofits and community organizations. Meanwhile, their employees logged more than 64,000 volunteer hours.

Members of Community Banks of Oregon (CBO) and community banks throughout the state are celebrating Community Bank Week in Oregon. Banks will host consumers, students, small businesses, and local elected officials to showcase the positive effect banks have on the people they serve.

To learn more about the Oregon banks recognized during Community Bank Week, go to http://www.oregonbankers.com/community-bank-week.html.

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The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest consumer protection and business regulatory agency. The department's Division of Financial Regulation oversees the financial and insurance industries in Oregon. For more information, visit http://www.oregon.gov/dcbs/Pages/index.aspx and http://dfr.oregon.gov/Pages/index.aspx.
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 10/12/2017-10/15/2017
Sandy Police Dept. - 10/16/17 11:21 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 10/12/2017-10/15/2017

ESTACADA:

17-1708

On 10/12/2017 at 1804 hrs., in the 200 block of SE Highway 224, Zacharias R. Bottcher (37, of Estacada), was arrested for an outstanding warrant. He was taken to Clackamas County Jail, where he was lodged on $5000 bail.

17-1709

On 10/12/2017 at 2325 hrs., Leandro Carrada-Ortiz (42, of Portland), was arrested in the 800 block of NW Evergreen Way on outstanding felony warrants for Theft I, Attempt Elude and Reckless Driving. He was transported to Clackamas County Jail, where he was held on $60,000 bail.

17-1711

On 10/13/2017 at 1917 hrs., Aaron G. Hecht (45, of Estacada) was arrested in the 500 block of N. Broadway Street on an outstanding warrant for absconding from his parole. He was transported to Clackamas County Jail, where he was held without bail.

17-1719

On 10/14/2017 at about 1718 hrs, officers conducted a warrant service in the 200 block of NE Pierce Street. Georgianna M. Carpenter (55, of Estacada), was arrested on a felony warrant for Failure To Appear on a charge of PCS Methamphetamine. She was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail without bail.

17-1727

On 10/15/2017 at about 1746 hrs., Joshua D. Erwin (37, of Estacada) was stopped for a traffic violation near the intersection of S Broadway Street and SE 4th Avenue. As a result of the subsequent investigation, Mr. Erwin was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. He was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on $12,500 bail.

SANDY:

17-1707

On 10/12/2017 at 1205 hrs., police received a report about theft of a purse in the 16000 block of 362nd Drive. A report was taken.

17-CAD

On 10/12/2017 at about 1910 hrs., police received a report about suspicious persons in the 39000 block of Amherst Street. A report is pending (CAD).

17-1710

On 10/13/2017 at about 1847 hrs., a group of juveniles ran from officers in Meinig Park. One was caught and found to be under the influence of marijuana. He was detained and turned over to his guardians. The matter will be referred to the Clackamas County Juvenile Department.

17-1712

On 10/13/2017 at 1947 hrs., police responded to a store in the 38000 block of Pioneer Blvd regarding a juvenile attempting to purchase alcohol using an Oregon drivers license that wasn't his. Enrique Estrella (19, of Sandy) was later contacted and detained. He was cited for Misrepresentation of Age by Minor (C Misdemeanor) and released.

17-1713

On 10/13/2017 at 2024 hrs., police found a backpack with nobody around it. Inside was discovered 1/2 oz of Marijuana and school work with the backpack owners name on it. Sandy High School will be contacted in order to obtain the address of the owner. The case will then be forwarded to Clackamas County Juvenile.

17-1714

On 10/13/2017 at about 2053 hrs., a man living in the 40000 block of Therese Street reported that the license plates were stolen off of his car sometime after 1800 on 10/12/2017. The plates were entered into LEDS/NCIC as stolen, and a report was taken.

17-1715

On 10-14-17, a business in the 16000 block of 362nd Drive reported that an employee had stolen over $1800 in cash from the business since 08/28/2017. Austin L. Allison (20, of Sandy) was arrested for Theft 1 and was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on $10,000 bail.

17-1716

On 10/14/2017 at about 0401 hrs., police received a report about theft from a vehicle in the 37000 block of Lawson Court. A report is pending (CAD).

17-1717

On 10/14/2017 at 1457 hrs., police received a report that the community mail boxes at the intersection of Penny Avenue & Jewelberry Avenue had been damaged over night. A report was taken.

17-1718

On 10/14/2017 at about 1535 hrs., police received report about theft in the 37000 block of Green Mountain Street. A report is pending (CAD).

17-1722

On 10/15/2017 at about 0115 hrs., police received a report about theft of a bicycle from the 39000 block of Proctor Boulevard. A report is pending (CAD).

17-1723

On 10/15/17 at 1244 hrs, police received a report that a vehicle had been broken into while parked in the 38000 block of Strawbridge Parkway sometime over night. Stolen was a backpack, laptop computer and a watch. Total loss was approximately $1,060.

17-1724

On 10/15/2017 at about 1325 hrs., police received a report about theft from a vehicle in the 17000 block of Koch Court. A report was taken.

17-1725

On 10/15/2017 at about 1350 hrs., police responded to a non-injury motor vehicle crash in the 19000 block of Bornstedt Road. A report was taken.

17-1726

On 10/15/2017 at about 1455 hrs., police responded to the 37000 block of Bell Street regarding a trespassing in progress. An adult female subject was contacted and identified as being on post-prison supervision for dangerous drugs. Police issued a trespass notice to the person for all school properties, and she left voluntarily.

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On 10/15/17 at 2023 hours, Curtis J. Stacona (31, of Warm Springs) was contacted in the 39000 block of Pioneer Boulevard. Stacona was visibly intoxicated, which violated the terms of his probation. He was arrested on a probation detainer and transported to the Clackamas County Jail, where he was held on no-bail.
Beaverton Police Officers Trade In Handcuffs for Aprons to Support Special Olympics
Beaverton Police Dept. - 10/16/17 11:08 AM
On Saturday, October 21, 2017, between the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to
8:00 p.m. Beaverton Police Officers will be at the Beaverton Red Robin Restaurant located at
4105 S.W. 117th Ave.

The police officers will be participating in the national Tip-A-Cop event benefiting Special
Olympics. Police officers will be assisting the Red Robin staff in serving your food and taking care of you while you are enjoying your meal. This is a great opportunity to meet some of your police officers and help a great cause at the same time by tipping the officers for Special Olympics.

Special Olympics Oregon serves the largest disability population in the state. Special Olympics
Oregon provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This gives them continuing
opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate
in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. Special Olympics Oregon is Training for Life.

Tip-A-Cop is part of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) campaign. LETR, which
includes an international series of relay runs and special events like Tip-A-Cop, is represented by more than 144,000 law enforcement officers worldwide to help raise money and public awareness for Special Olympic through which funds raised go directly to local programs in the states where the funds are generated.

Tip-A-Cop is another way that members of the Beaverton Police Department can help and
support the Special Olympics for all the good work they do in our community.

Please consider joining us in supporting Special Olympics and come by Red Robin for some great
burgers and great fun.


Attached Media Files: Press Release
PPB Warns Community about Counterfeit Prescription Drugs (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/16/17 10:47 AM
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The Portland Police Bureau's Drugs and Vice Division want to warn the community about counterfeit prescription drugs that are being illegally sold in the Portland area, around the state and online. These counterfeit drugs are illegally marketed and sold by individuals as prescription drugs such as Xanax, Oxycodone, Alprazolam and others. Examples of drugs seized by police and sent to the Oregon State Crime Lab show that the counterfeit drugs often contain extremely potent substances that can and have caused overdose deaths. For example, officers have investigated counterfeit oxycodone tablet cases where the pills actually contained heroin, Furanyl Fentany1, Tramadol, Alprazolam and other substances.

Officials want to warn the public that fentanyl and other opioid analogs are extremely potent and have caused accidental overdose deaths in Portland and around the state. Fentanyl is an extremely powerful synthetic opioid similar to morphine, but it croses the blood-brain barrier faster than more commonly encountered opioids and can be 100 to 10,000 times more potent than morphine or heroin.

In Oregon, 80 people have died in accidental overdoses from synthetic opioids since 2014, but the deaths are increasing according to the State Medical Examiner.

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Barricaded Domestic Violence suspect arrested.
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/16/17 10:32 AM
Deputies responded to 13809 NE 82nd street on the report of a wanted male. 38 year old, Walter King was wanted in connection with an Assault II domestic violence case which occurred in 07/2017. Patrol and the Tactical Detective Unit (TDU) detectives have been actively looking for King and he was located at the 82nd street address. Attempts were made to contact King were unsuccessful and King barricaded himself inside the residence. Due to the nature of the crime and King's criminal history, Southwest Washington Regional SWAT team was responded. A search warrant was served and King was taken into custody.

Walter King was booked into the Clark County Jail for Assault II Domestic Violence and felony violation of no contact order.
DUI emphasis results in four arrests (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 10/16/17 10:24 AM
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Vancouver, Wash. -- On October 14, 2017, law enforcement officers from the Vancouver and Battle Ground Police Departments and Washington State Patrol, with assistance from the Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA), conducted a DUI emphasis under the new Vancouver Police Department Collaborative Grant. This is the third year the Washington Traffic Safety Commission has awarded the Vancouver Police Department this grant, which focuses on reducing impaired driving fatal crashes in Clark County and Vancouver. The new grant was approved in June 2017, took effect October 1, 2017, and runs through September 30, 2018. This year's grant was approved in the amount of $149,420.00 and will be used for officer overtime to conduct additional DUI patrols, marketing and training.

Here are the results of Saturday's DUI emphasis:

Hours worked: 25
Contacts: 29
DUI arrests: 2
Citations: 12
Warnings: 22
Other Arrests: 2


These additional DUI patrols will be scheduled around weekends, holidays and events throughout the year. The next DUI emphasis will occur on October 28, 2017.


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


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Evergreen Public Schools launches public survey
Evergreen Sch. Dist. - 10/16/17 9:19 AM
Vancouver, Wash. -- Evergreen Public Schools (EPS) is giving those living within its borders a chance to comment on a potential construction bond package. The survey, available at the link below, will be open until Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 5:00pm.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5RFJ9HL

The survey, according to Superintendent John Steach, will help the district assess community support for a construction bond that could replace five aging elementary schools (Sifton, Marrion, Ellsworth, Image and Burton), Wy'east Middle School, Mountain View High School, and the district's alternative high school (Legacy), as well as build a new elementary school and a permanent building addition at Heritage High School to replace aging portables. "We want to know how our citizens view the schools in their neighborhoods and answer any questions they might have about short- and long-range facility plans."

The district last passed a capital bond in 2002 which allowed the construction of three new schools (Columbia Valley and Endeavour Elementary Schools, and Union High School), the replacement of three schools (Cascade and Covington Middle Schools, and Orchards Elementary), the remodeling of Evergreen High School, and several major improvement projects at other district facilities. In 2008, a bond measure to replace eight schools, including Sifton Elementary which was built in 1958, did not reach the 60 percent approval needed for passage.

The feedback gained through the survey will determine the next steps in the district's facility improvement process.
Services for seniors will continue
Oregon Department of Human Services - 10/16/17 8:46 AM
On August 23, 2017 Mid-Columbia Council of Governments Board of Directors determined "that the Mid-Columbia Council of Governments cease providing services under all programs and contracts." "Further MCOGS shall continue to provide services until such time that appropriate process and transitions may be undertaken by the parties in the best interest of the public, programs, employees and the organization as a whole."

The Department of Human Services/Aging and People with Disabilities has initiated the public process of designating another entity to function as the Area Agency on Aging and deliver services, as outlined in the Older Americans Act, Oregon Revised Statute Chapter 410 and the Oregon Administrative Rules Chapter 411, Division 2.

In late October and early November Aging and People with Disabilities will be holding public meetings in Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam and Wheeler counties share information on the process and seek public input. Details on these meetings will be shared as soon as they are available.
Update: Oregon City Missing Endangered Person Located
Oregon City Police Dept. - 10/16/17 8:16 AM
On October 12th, 2017 22 year-old Zhaechel Strong was located in Portland and is safe.

Update to Oregon City PD Case #17-3600 and previous press release related to Missing Endangered Person.
Randall Children's Hospital first children's hospital to receive Level 1 pediatric trauma verification in the Pacific Northwest (Photo)
Legacy Health - 10/16/17 8:00 AM
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Portland, Ore. (October 16, 2017) The American College of Surgeon (ACS) Committee on Trauma has verified Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel as a Level 1 pediatric trauma center, making it the first in Oregon and the first children's hospital in the Pacific Northwest to receive this premier status. There are approximately 50 ACS-verified Level 1 pediatric trauma centers across the country.

This recognition highlights the hospital's commitment and holistic approach to improving the care of injured children, ensuring every child access to pediatric specialists and expertise and providing the highest level of care for the most critically injured pediatric patients. The verification is also an extension of the long-standing expertise in trauma care offered at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, which has been an ACS-verified Level 1 trauma center since 1988 and is home to the Legacy Oregon Burn Center -- the only facility of its kind between Seattle and Sacramento.

"Randall Children's Hospital is a leader in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest and this achievement in pediatric trauma highlights the hospital's approach to comprehensive care for each patient," said Bronwyn Houston, president of Randall Children's Hospital. "I am so proud of our incredible team. Receiving the ACS verification is an outstanding testament to their dedication and commitment to providing the highest level of care."

Randall Children's Hospital recognizes that children have different needs, illnesses and injuries than adults. That is why the hospital has a children's emergency department (CED) designed just for kids, open 24 hours a day. Studies have shown that children have better results when treated at a hospital that specializes in pediatric care. The children's emergency department is staffed by doctors and nurses who specialize in children's emergency care and the location on the Legacy Emanuel campus provides quick access to pediatric medical and surgical specialists, as well as experts in trauma, burn and critical care. In addition to trauma-related care, the medical team in the CED treat over 27,000 patients each year with various levels of injuries and life-threatening illnesses.

The process to achieve ACS verification is voluntary and means that the hospital and staff are required to meet stringent and essential criteria that ensure trauma care capability and institutional performance as outlined by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma's published guidelines. The hospital is currently working on its Level 1 pediatric surgical center verification to be finalized in 2018.

"We are very proud that several years of diligence and hard work by the entire institution has led to verification of our center as a Level 1 American College of Surgeons Pediatric Trauma Center. This distinction means that we meet or exceed national standards established for medical centers treating the most severely injured children and their families," said Mubeen Jafri, MD, pediatric trauma medical director.

Some requirements and attributes of an ACS-verified pediatric trauma program include:

Pediatric specialists in neurosurgery, radiology, anesthesia, orthopedics, trauma surgery and critical care medicine who are available to care for children 24-hours-day, 7 days a week and meet additional standards of a Level 1 trauma center.
Dedicated trauma social worker and trauma-credentialed nurses.
Commitment to partner with hospitals throughout the state to improve the care of injured children in their communities, as well as at the Level 1 trauma center.
The highest level of staffing, skills, and facilities to provide pediatric trauma care to injured patients.
Performance improvement efforts to ensure that each patient experiences the best possible outcome by providing a continuum of care from the emergency department to our inpatient rehabilitation program, the only program of its kind in the state of Oregon.

The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice. Longstanding achievements have placed the ACS in the forefront of American surgery and have made it an important advocate for all surgical patients.


Attached Media Files: KIDS Team Mobile ICU , Randall Children's Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Sun. 10/15/17
MCSO Holds New Hire and Promotional Ceremony
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/15/17 7:05 PM
October 16th, 2017 at 10:00 am, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office will hold a new hire and promotional ceremony in the Board Room at the Multnomah Building, 501 SE Hawthorne. During this ceremony, Sheriff Michael Reese will introduce new members of the agency, who will serve in a variety of different positions within the Sheriff's Office. He will also recognize a member of the agency who is returning from a long term military deployment.

In addition, Sheriff Reese will be swearing in new Lieutenant Kraig Anspach, promoting Chief of Business Services Art Balizan to Chief Deputy, as well as swearing new leadership in the Corrections Division, Chief Deputy Nicole Morrisey O'Donnell and Chief Deputy Derrick Peterson.

Media is welcome and encouraged to attend this event that will include comments from Sheriff Reese and introductions to all new staff and newly promoted members. All Chief Deputies within the agency will be available for interviews following the ceremony. Please contact Lt. Chad Gaidos at the numbers below for further questions or comments.
Fire Crews Battling 2nd Alarm Fire at Highrise Under Renovation (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 10/15/17 3:31 PM
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UPDATE 10/15/2017 @ 1515 hrs:

Investigators have concluded their work, and determined the fire was unintentionally started by workers installing roofing materials. The roofers were using a propane torch to dry the roof deck so that they could apply a solvent based primer. The flame came into contact with some primer that had already been applied, igniting it. This Fire then spread a large stack of 4' x 8' rigid foam insulation, which is very flammable. A total of (6) fire extinguishers were used prior to PF&R's arrival, but, the fire was too large for even this many extinguishers.

The injury occurred when one of the workers hand, which was covered in the primer, came into contact with the flame. His 2nd degree burns were evaluated on-scene, and he declined transport to a hospital for further treatment.

PF&R would like to remind everyone that when working with open flame, it is important to keep flammable materials a safe distance away. Additionally, keep a steady water supply, such as a hose nearby in case of emergencies.


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This morning fire crews were dispatched to a report of a fire on the roof of a building at 10th and Alder. On arrival they found large amounts of smoke and flames from the roof. A second alarm was called for additional resources given the height of the building and amount of fire attack resources needed. The fire building is vacant and under renovation at this time. Contractors were on scene at the time the fire began and were the first to report it. One worker sustained minor injuries attempting to extinguish the flames early on. He was treated and released at the scene. Crews have extinguished the fire and are conducting "overhaul" to assure that the fire is out and will not rekindle later. The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time.

Media staging is located at 9th and Alder. PIO is on scene.


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Intruder shot by homeowner
McMinnville Police Dept. - 10/15/17 1:45 PM
On October 15th, 2017 at about 0611 hours McMinnville Police responded to the 1300 block of SW Gilorr St. in McMinnville. A call came from inside a home at that location that an intruder had attempted to break into a residence and was shot by the homeowner. The intruder was subsequently flown via Life Flight to a Portland area hospital where he is undergoing treatment for his injuries. The homeowners are cooperating with the police investigation, which in on-going. Anyone with information regarding this is asked to call the McMinnville Police Tip Line at 503-434-2337. No further information is being released at this time pending the outcome of the investigation.
MCSO Warns of Continuing Phone Scam
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/15/17 1:18 PM
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office has received multiple reports from members of our community being targeted by the ongoing phone scam attempting to elicit money.

This phone scam has resurfaced and members of the community are receiving calls from an individual who identifies as a "Lieutenant Brown" with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and states that the victim has a bench warrant and needs to wire money immediately.

We are reminding the community that MCSO does not conduct matters concerning warrant service or payment of fines via phone and will not request a wire transfer of funds.

If you are contacted by "Lieutenant Brown" or someone claiming to be a member of the Sheriff's Office who is requesting a wire transfer, DO NOT SEND MONEY and DO NOT PROVIDE PERSONAL INFORMATION.

You can help our detectives by getting as much information as possible;
Time and date of the call;
Contact number of the person calling;
Name used by the person calling; and
Any other details that may assist detectives.

Immediately after hanging up the phone, please call our Tip Line at (503) 988-0560 to provide the information to our detectives.

Please help us spread this message and keep our community safe: If you, or someone you know, is contacted by a person claiming to be a member of MCSO and is requesting a wire transfer or mentions a bench warrant, please do not fall victim to this recurring phone scam; do not send money and do not provide personal information to the caller.

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Central Precinct Officers Investigating a Shooting at Homeless Camp in Lower Southeast Portland - No Injuries
Portland Police Bureau - 10/15/17 11:12 AM
On Sunday October 15, 2017, at 7:22 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 3rd Avenue and Stephens Street on the report that a subject at a homeless camp threatened a man with a gun and fired several shots.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that the initial incident occurred between 5:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Officers located evidence of gunfire at Southeast Division Place underneath the Grand Avenue viaduct and near the intersection of Southeast 4th Avenue and Ivon Street.

No gunshot victims were located in the area. Witnesses told police the suspect was a taller black male wearing all dark clothing, including possibly wearing a camouflage jacket underneath a darker layer of clothing and blue jeans. The suspect is believed to be armed with a handgun.

Officers conducted an extensive search of the area over the next several hours but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

Anyone with information about this shooting, or any witnesses who have not spoken with police should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333, reference Portland Police Bureau Case Number 17-340476.

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Clackamas Fire Rescues Stranded Kayaker (Photo)
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 10/14/17 7:22 PM
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Clackamas Fire Boat Rescue Team rescued a stranded kayaker on the Clackamas River this evening. At approximately 5pm today a jet boater reported spotting a 54-year-old kayaker stranded on the South shore of the Clackamas River. Engine 309 from Holcomb fire station responded and spotted the kayaker safe but with symptoms of mild hypothermia. The crew from Engine 309 provided blankets and formulated a plan to extract the kayaker. Due to the steep bank of the river the boat rescue team was called to assist with extracting the kayaker from the shore. Boat 308 responded and safely rescued the kayaker and provided care during transport back to Riverside boat launch. On arrival at the boat launch, crews from Clackamas Fire Boat 308 and AMR treated the patient for his symptoms and transported to an area hospital for evaluation. The condition of the patient is unknown at this time.

The kayaker told crews on scene that he was stranded for almost two hours after flipping his boat. The kayaker also stated that he came prepared with a life vest and whistle but became too cold to blow the whistle for help. The kayaker also stated, "The life vest saved my life".

Clackamas Fire is an all hazards fire department that serves over 200,00 citizens within Clackamas County. We would like to remind our citizens to come prepared when venturing into the outdoors, tell a friend where you're headed and when you'll be returning. These simple steps made the difference in the positive outcome today.


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Portland Air National Guard Base to host Fly Day (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 10/14/17 3:22 PM
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PORTLAND, Oregon -- The Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Fighter Wing will be hosting a Fly Day, October 15, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., at 9442 NE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97211.

During Fly Day, 142nd Fighter Wing representatives will be present to answer questions from the community regarding flight patterns and aircraft approach for landings.

This location (intersection of NE 13th Ave and NE Gertz Rd) is on the southwest corner of the Columbia Edgewater Country Club, and should provide good visibility of the jets landing according to the new proposed Overhead Continuous Descent Approach.

About the 142nd Fighter Wing:
The Portland Air National Guard Base employs 1,500 Airmen who provide an economic impact of nearly $500 million to the region. The 142nd Fighter Wing defends our homeland with F-15 Eagle fighter jets, guarding the Pacific Northwest skies from northern California to the Canadian border, on 24-hour Aerospace Control Alert as part of Air Combat Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Their mission is to provide unequalled, mission-ready units to sustain combat aerospace superiority and peacetime tasking any time, any place in service to our nation, state and community.


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***Name Released*** Bend Man Killed In Highway 97 Crash - Deschutes County
Oregon State Police - 10/14/17 10:35 AM
The name of the deceased driver is Kim Douglas HOUSTON, age 58 (not 59 as previously stated). A dog that had been with HOUSTON also died as a result of the crash. Impaired driving and failure to use safety belts are being investigated as contributing factors. No further information at this time.

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Previous Release:
On October 13, 2017 at about 5:20PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle rollover on Highway 97 near milepost 119 (Canal Avenue Overpass). Upon emergency crews arriving they discovered nobody in or around the 1997 Dodge Pickup which had apparently rolled over. Crews quickly found an adult male who was critically injured on the Canal Avenue overpass above 97.

Preliminary information revealed the Dodge had been traveling southbound on Highway 97 and drifted out of the lane of travel and struck a guardrail and rolled. The driver, a 59 year old Bend man, was ejected and landed on the bridge that spanned over Highway 97. He was pronounced deceased on the scene by first responders.

OSP was assisted by the Redmond Police Department, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Redmond Fire and the Oregon Department of Transportation. This is an initial release. More information will be released pending family notifications and further investigation.
Oregon sends five more task forces to Ca (Photo)
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 10/14/17 10:18 AM
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California fire officials sent an additional request for five strike teams from Oregon to assist with fires burning near Chino in southerrn California.

In response, the OSFM Agency Operations Center activated strike team crews from Linn/Benton counties, Umatilla/Union counties, Clackamas County, and Klamath/Douglas counties who are now on their way.

The OSFM is extremely grateful to Oregon's fire chiefs and their agencies for again stepping up to the plate to help our neighbors to the south as they continue to struggle with an unprecedented amount of fires on their landscape.


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Shooting Investigation Overnight in Northeast Portland - One Person Injured
Portland Police Bureau - 10/14/17 9:48 AM
On Saturday October 14, 2017, at 3:55 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a gunshot victim at the 7-Eleven store located at at 4250 Northeast 122nd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and contacted the 19-year-old male victim who was suffering from a serious but not life-threatening injury. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Officers learned that the victim and another teen male were walking eastbound on Northeast Shaver Street near 109th Avenue when a passing driver almost hit them with the vehicle. The teens and the male exchanged words and the driver fired a shot at the teens, striking the victim. The driver then sped away westbound Shaver and the teens ran to 7-Eleven to call for help.

At this point there is no useful suspect information.

Anyone with information about this shooting should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Shooting Investigation Overnight in Southeast Portland - One Person Injured
Portland Police Bureau - 10/14/17 9:39 AM
On Saturday October 14, 2017, at 1:58 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in 9900 block of Southeast Stark Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to witnesses who told police that two vehicles were in the parking lot and that the occupant of one vehicle fired multiple shots into a parked, occupied vehicle. The suspect then drove away in a silver Cadillac sedan westbound on Southeast Stark Street while the driver of the victim vehicle left southbound on Southeast 96th Avenue.

Shortly after, a gunshot victim was reported from Portland Adventist Medical Center. Officers arrived at the hospital and learned that the victim was a 35-year-old female suffering from a non-life-threatening injury.

Based on information learned during the investigation, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to the scene.

Anyone with information about this shooting should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333 or the Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106.

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 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:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Battle Ground Police Make Arrests in Drug Case (Photo)
City of Battle Ground - 10/14/17 8:51 AM
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On Friday, October 13, after a several month investigation, Battle Ground police officers served a warrant and made three drug related arrests at a residence located at 1908 SW 6th Street in Battle Ground.

Arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance:
Samuel E. Norton, DOB 02/29/1988,
Erica C. Tyler, DOB 01/14/1987
Arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver:
Matthew E Norton DOB 10/04/1992

While serving the warrant, officers also located a loaded handgun and $3,500 in cash. They found the house littered with syringes and other drug paraphernalia. An 11-month old child, who was at the residence at the time of the search, was placed in the care of a family member under the direction of Child Protective Services.

The Clark County Regional Drug and Safe Streets Task Forces supported the Battle Ground Police Department throughout the investigation and at the time of the arrests.

Police Chief Bob Richardson commended the action of a neighboring resident who reported concerns about suspicious activity at the location. "This individual contacted us and then provided key information over several months," Chief Richardson said, "Information that aided our detectives in the investigation and the resulting arrests."

Charges on all three suspects have been forwarded to the Clark County Prosecutor's Office.


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