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10/30/14
UPDATE - DOUBLE HOMICIDE: Suspicious Death Investigation Underway in East Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 10/30/14
The suspicious death investigation at a home on Northeast 114th Avenue is now considered a homicide investigation.

Homicide detectives believe that both people in the home were killed by an unknown person or persons.

The victims, a married couple both 65 years old, have been long-time residents of the neighborhood.

Their names are being withheld until tomorrow as there are family members that have not yet been notified. The Police Bureau will officially release the names as soon as practicable.

On Friday, the Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct autopsies on both victims to determine the exact cause of death. At this point, detectives can say they both died of homicidal violence.

At this point in the investigation there is no suspect information and no further updates available.

Anyone with information about this investigation, including anyone in the neighborhood who saw or heard anything, should contact Detective Mark Sponhauer at (503) 823-0416, mark.sponhauer@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Chris Traynor at (503) 823-0449, christopher.traynor@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Thursday October 30, 2014, at 12:32 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 600 block of Northeast 114th Avenue on the report of a possible deceased person inside the home.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and made entry into the residence where they found a female and a male deceased. They appear to be in their 50s or 60s.

Based on an initial examination of the home, officers called for Homicide detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division to respond to begin a death investigation.

At this early stage of the investigation, detectives are saying the deaths are suspicious-in-nature.

PIO will be at the scene by 3:30 p.m. to brief media.

No further information is available at this time.

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Lebanon Fire responds to 1st Alarm House Fire (Photo)
Lebanon Fire Dist. - 10/30/14
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At 1016 hours this morning LFD was dispatched to a 1st Alarm House Fire in the 1400 block of Hiatt St.

Upon arrival flames were visible from the front of the house with smoke coming from the eaves. Division Chief John Tacy was first to respond and assumed incident command.

Firefighters arrived a short time later and began an offensive attack, making entry from the front door and side door to extinguish the flames.

Crews were on scene approximately 4 1/2 hours. Nobody was home upon LFD arrival. After investigation the cause is deemed to be undetermined, although the cause does not appear to be suspicious in nature. No injuries were reported and the home sustained very heavy damage. Home value was estimated at $85,000 with a $45,000 damage estimate.

Photo credit Paramedic student Josh Starha

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Dr. George Brown, Chair of Health Share of Oregon's Board of Directors, highlights the Community Advisory Council's November 7 public meeting
Health Share of Oregon - 10/30/14
(Portland, OR) - The Community Advisory Council of Health Share of Oregon will hold their monthly public meeting beginning at 12:30pm on Friday, November 7 at the Gregory Forum at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City.

At the November meeting, Health Share's Board Chair Dr. George Brown will discuss opportunities for collaborations between the Board and the Community Advisory Council, as well as future priorities for Health Share. Other presentations include Roxanne McAnally of the Oregon Home Care Commission on their work with Traditional Health Workers, as well as a report from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Ombudsman, Ellen Pinney, on trends the OHA is seeing among member calls.

The meeting is open to the public and Health Share members are encouraged to attend.

Date: Friday, November 7, 2014

Time: Council Meeting: 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Public comment period: 12:50pm to 1:00pm

Location: Gregory Forum
Clackamas Community College
19600 Mollala Avenue
Oregon City, OR 97045

Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for persons with disabilities. Those needing accommodations should contact Joe Enlet at joe@healthshareoregon.org or (503) 416-4959 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

- About the Community Advisory Council -
Comprised of Oregon Health Plan members, leaders from community-based organizations and county agencies, the Council plays a dual role. In addition to advising Health Share's Board of Directors on the strategic direction of the organization, the Council enables consumers to take an active role in improving their own health and that of their family and communities.

- About Health Share of Oregon -
Serving over 240,000 members in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties, Health Share of Oregon is a unique community-wide partnership created to ensure quality, cost-effective physical, dental and mental health care for Oregon Health Plan members. Health Share provides an integrated community delivery system with the objective of achieving better care, better health and lower costs for the Medicaid population and for the region.

Health Share is a collaborative of 11 founding partners: Adventist Health, CareOregon, Central City Concern, Clackamas County, Kaiser Permanente, Legacy Health, Multnomah County, Oregon Health & Science University, Providence Health & Services, Tuality Health Alliance and Washington County.

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ARREST INFO UPDATED: Nine arrested following search warrant on single SE Risley Ave. address; additional tips sought (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/30/14
Subjects detained outside house during search warrant
Subjects detained outside house during search warrant
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[UPDATE: Booking info for one arrestee added to text below; photo was already in suspect collage sent earlier]

Just after 7 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, deputies served a search warrant on a house at 3915 SE Risley Ave. in unincorporated Milwaukie. The search warrant was written in the wake of numerous arrests for drug possession from this address, as well as numerous complaints from neighbors.

Deputies served the warrant and locating 18 people inside the house. Seven of the 18 inside had warrants for their arrest. Deputies found the house to be littered with drug paraphernalia and suspected stolen items. The amount of property to search was so overwhelming it took several hours to complete.

Photos of the warrant service and inside of the house are attached.

After the initial seven people were arrested on warrants and deputies searched, two more were arrested on charges that included possession of methamphetamine and heroin.

A complete list of those arrested [UPDATED 4:40 p.m.]:

ADDED: Sarah Leigh Huffmann, 35, of Milwaukie
Full booking info, with charges:
http://www.clackamas.us/safetyapp/inmates/inmate.jsp?in=2014029820
Charge: PCS-METH
Bail: $15,000

Keith Conley Roye, age 22, Transient
Full booking info, with charges:
http://www.clackamas.us/safetyapp/inmates/inmate.jsp?in=2014029802
Charge: FAILURE TO APPEAR THEFT II
Bail: $7,500

Felland Zachariah Heckman, age 32, of Milwaukie
Full booking info:
http://www.clackamas.us/safetyapp/inmates/inmate.jsp?in=2014029803
Charge: PROBATION VIOLATION CONTEMPT - PUNITIVE
Bail: $30,000

Melissa Rahann Helzer, age 23, Transient
Full booking info:
http://www.clackamas.us/safetyapp/inmates/inmate.jsp?in=2014029804
Charges: PCS-HEROIN, PCS-METH
Bail: $40,000

Christian Daniel Fitzhenry, age 20, of Milwaukie
Full booking info:
http://www.clackamas.us/safetyapp/inmates/inmate.jsp?in=2014029805
Charges: PROBATION VIOLATION PCS-METH, PROBATION VIOLATION ASSAULT IV
Bail: No bail

Scott Lawrence Firkus, age 44, Transient
Full booking info:
http://www.clackamas.us/safetyapp/inmates/inmate.jsp?in=2014029806
Charges: PROBATION VIOLATION DRIVING UNDER INFL OF INTOX, PROBATION VIOLATION HARASSMENT
Bail: $15,000

Richard Kenneth Mathes, age 27, of Portland
Full booking info:
http://www.clackamas.us/safetyapp/inmates/inmate.jsp?in=2014029807
Charges: FAIL TO REGISTER AS SEX OFFENDER (2 counts)
Bail: $10,000

Michael Robert Zank, age 23, Transient
Full booking info:
http://www.clackamas.us/safetyapp/inmates/inmate.jsp?in=2014029808
Charges: PAROLE VIOLATION, FAILURE TO APPEAR CRIM MISCHIEF II
Bail: $7,500

Douglas Wayne Lohr, age 53, of Milwaukie
Full booking info:
http://www.clackamas.us/safetyapp/inmates/inmate.jsp?in=2014029814
Charge: PCS-METH
Bail: $15,000

The Sheriff's Office would like to thank neighbors and the community for helping with this investigation.

ADDITIONAL TIPS SOUGHT

Anyone with information on criminal dealings at 3915 SE Risley Ave. in unincorporated Milwaukie or with information on any of the arrested suspects is urged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at (503) 723-4949 or by using the online form at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp

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Attached Media Files: Subjects detained outside house during search warrant , Needles on shelf, some in Mug Root Beer plastic bottle , Interior of house , Grafitti in house , Exterior of searched house , Collage of nine suspect booking photos, with names
Coffee Creek Correctional Facility Fall children's event
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 10/30/14
Pumpkins recently arrived at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF) for the women in custody to paint with their children in an event that occurred October 25-26. Every year CCCF sponsors four events in the medium and minimum facilities to foster relationships between incarcerated mothers and their children. The quarterly events are funded through the Wilsonville Rotary and CCCF's women in custody.

The Fall Children's Event allows mothers in custody to paint pumpkins and create craft projects with their children outside of the confines of the visiting room in a fun environment. Included in the activities will be creating frames for photos that the children will be able to take home.

Allowing mothers to share activities and refreshments with their children helps family members reconnect in a loving and relaxing way. It is one of the activities that the Oregon Department of Corrections focuses on to help provide opportunities for women in custody to develop parenting skills and avoid an intergenerational cycle of criminality.

CCCF is a multi-custody prison in Wilsonville accommodating all of Oregon's female inmates (approximately 1,260). The prison has cell and dormitory housing, inmate work programs, skills training, treatment programs, health services, religious services, physical plant, a central records unit, and administrative areas. CCCF participates in prison industries with Oregon Corrections Enterprises, including a contact center, computer automated design, and document scanning. In addition, CCCF houses the state's intake center, which provides intake and evaluation of all inmates committed to state custody by the courts. The intake center houses approximately 400 male inmates. CCCF's minimum facility opened in 2001, and the medium facility opened in 2002.


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WSU Vancouver hosts MBA Information Night for prospective students
WSU Vancouver - 10/30/14
VANCOUVER, Wash - Washington State University Vancouver will host an MBA Information Night at 6 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Multimedia Classroom Building, Room 16. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet recent MBA graduates, receive an overview of the MBA program, its requirements and costs. This event is free and open to the public.

WSU Vancouver's MBA program is designed to prepare students for current and future leadership positions, strengthen analytical skills and build stakeholder relationships. With small class sizes, professional faculty and a real-world curriculum, the MBA program is the right choice for those who are ready to take the next step in career advancement.

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 free for event participants in Orange Lot 1.

WSU Vancouver is celebrating 25 years of creating access to higher education in Southwest Washington. For 25 years, students have chosen WSU Vancouver for its scenic campus, small classes, close personal attention, topnotch faculty, accessible location and reasonable costs. At WSU Vancouver, students gain much more than a degree--they gain a brighter future.

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Vancouver Police arrest acupuncturist
Vancouver Police Dept. - 10/30/14
Vancouver, Wash. - Detectives from the Vancouver Police Major Crime Unit conducted an investigation regarding a female that had been sexually assaulted by her acupuncturist, Kooyeoll Jung, during a regularly scheduled treatment at Dr. Jung's professional offices at 201 SE 124th Avenue in Vancouver, Washington.

The investigation led to the arrest of Kooyeoll K. Jung, DOB 3/3/1960, for two counts of Rape II, one count of Indecent Liberties and Unlawful Imprisonment. On October 30, 2014, Jung was booked into the Clark County Jail on the above-listed charges.

At this time there are no other known victims. However, anyone with information related to this investigation is encouraged to contact Vancouver Police Detective Barbara Knoeppel at (360) 487-7436 or at barbara.knoeppel@cityofvancouver.us.


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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.
Oregon Health Policy Board/Early Learning Council joint subcommittee to meet November 4 in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 10/30/14
October 30, 2014

Oregon Health Policy Board/Early Learning Council joint subcommittee to meet November 4 in Portland

What: The Oregon Health Policy Board/Early Learning Council joint subcommittee will meet Tuesday, November 4, in Portland. The primary focus of this meeting will be to review the subcommittee's work to date and identify the next priorities; to discuss the infant mental health/social emotional development endorsement and the child and family well-being screening tool; reflect on 2014; and set the agenda for 2015. Public testimony will not be heard during the meeting.

When: Tuesday, November 4, 1- 4 p.m.

Where: 800 NE Oregon Street, Room 1E, Portland

Agenda:

-- "Review and refresh" subcommittee work

-- Infant mental health: building a 0-3 policy agenda

-- Child and Family well-being screening tool

-- Reflections and 2015 agenda setting

The meeting site is accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodation may request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations by calling the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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Public Alert: Scammers Calling Portland Residents Claiming to be IRS
Portland Police Bureau - 10/30/14
The Portland Police Bureau is continuing to receive reports where victims stated that someone claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) called them and demanded money for back taxes.

In one incident in late August, the victim received a voice mail from someone claiming to be from the "Tax Fraud Department" of the IRS. The caller claimed that the victim owed money to the IRS and if they did not pay, the County Sheriff would make an arrest. The victim did not call the number back and did not lose any money.

In another incident in early September, the victim reported a similar call from a "Federal Crimes Investigator" from the IRS, claiming that the victim owed money from back taxes and that if she did not pay, police would respond and take the victim to jail.

Although the victim was suspicious, the caller convinced her that it was a legitimate call and told the victim to go purchase MoneyPak reloadable cards, then call back and provide the numbers over the phone.

Unfortunately the victim did what the scammer requested and lost nearly $12,000.

In the most recent case in October 2014, the victim reported a similar call from someone claiming to be an IRS agent. The victim lost nearly $5,000 in the scam after the suspect stated that the victim owed back taxes and would go to jail.

Similar scams have been reported in the past year where callers claim to be with a utility or other government agency demanding money.

If you question the authenticity of a call asking for payment, hang up and contact the utility or government agency directly.

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.
* 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.

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.

Resources are available for consumers to avoid becoming victims of scams and fraud at the Oregon Department of Justice. Information can be found online at: http://www.doj.state.or.us/consumer/pages/index.aspx

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Clark County Skills Center hosts tour on November 14
Evergreen Sch. Dist. - 10/30/14
The Clark County Skills Center, a cooperative venture of nine school districts in southwest Washington, will offer a VIP Tour on Friday, November 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. It will include an overview of the programs and facilities. There will be a tour of the classrooms and labs-including the new Aviation Program hangar and Cosmetology salon - and conclude with an opportunity to purchase a $5 lunch catered by the Restaurant Management/Culinary Arts students.

The event, sponsored by Living Design Home Plans, will showcase the technical abilities, communication and interpersonal work skills learned by the students in the 17 programs offered by the Skills Center. There will also be information about job opportunities and business partnerships available to the students.

To RSVP for the event, call (360)604-1050, extension 2151 or email janice.strickland@evergreenps.org by Tuesday, November 10.
Native American Heritage month celebrated at Vancouver's Water Center
City of Vancouver - 10/30/14
For more than a decade, the Water Resources Education Center has observed Native American Heritage month in November by offering free activities that celebrate and recognize the many contributions of Native Americans to the larger American cultural mosaic. The community is again invited to join in family-fun activities and learn more about this rich history from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Water Center, 4600 S.E. Columbia Way.

This year's theme explores the many gathering techniques and preparation of native foods. A multitude of free and creative activities are planned and include the following:
*Grinding corn and nuts with stone
*Constructing and embellishing a "journey" bag, used by the Wapanoag who hosted the first Thanksgiving
*Mixing dry ingredients for a "journey" cake that you can finish at home
*Creating seed art using the "Three Sisters" of corn, beans and squash
*"Fishing" for salmon and "digging" for roots in a hunting and gathering simulation
*Exploring where common foods come from
*Crafting and designing a recipe booklet of foods important to different tribes
*Discovering Indian place names using United States and Washington maps
*Listening to a story about salmon or root gathering

Contact:Cory Samia at 360-487-7111.
cory.samia@cityofvancouver.us

This year, the Water Resources Education Center is again partnering with Shirod Younker at the Oregon College of Art and Craft to showcase a variety of Native American art created by students enrolled in the Susana Santos "Journeys in Creativity Program." The student artwork will be on display at the Water Center throughout November and into December in the first floor Student Views gallery.

Along with the Second Saturday events and student exhibit, visitors to the Water Center can also enjoy an array of Native American contemporary art and artifacts, including a grinding stone, which will be on display through the end of the year. For directions, please visit the Water Center website at www.cityofvancouver.us/watercenter.
Health Republic Insurance Members Elect Two New Seats to Company's Board of Directors
Health Republic Insurance - 10/30/14
Lake Oswego, Ore. (Oct. 30, 2014) - Health Republic Insurance, a non-profit health insurance provider, announced today that its plan members elected two new seats to the company's board of directors. The new board seats will be filled by Arin Carmack and Kim Lamb. Carmack and Lamb were elected at Health Republic's inaugural member meeting held on October 27, 2014 in Portland, Ore.

"Making our election process public, and inviting a member and non-member to help govern our company, speaks to our firm commitment to transparency and putting the interests of our members first," said Dawn Bonder, president and CEO of Health Republic. "We are pleased to welcome Arin and Kim as new voices on our board of directors."

Carmack currently serves as a risk manager for Cardinal Services, an Oregon-based staffing and leasing company. In that position he has direct responsibility for one of the state's largest workers' compensation policies with the State Accident Insurance Fund, which tailors insurance for hundreds of small business clients. He recently worked to help his clients navigate the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Lamb brings with her more than 18 years of start-up and non-profit leadership experience, a knowledge of and integration in complementary healthcare reform initiatives and deep marketing/entrepreneurial business experience. Lamb most recently served as vice president of marketing for the Oregon Community Health Information Network (OCHIN), and previously as executive director for the Oregon Health Network.

Health Republic is a chartered 501(c)(29) non-profit, known as a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP), and by law must have members choose its board of directors. By 2016, a majority of its board must be comprised of the company's health plan members.

About Health Republic Insurance

Unlike traditional health insurance companies, Health Republic is a 501(c)(29) private non-profit governed by its members, and by law must reinvest all profits back to its programs, including providing better care and lower costs for members. Health Republic provides access to health care in all parts of Oregon through the statewide Providence Network. This partnership offers members an extensive group of providers, practitioners, and facilities, including 60 hospitals and thousands of providers, labs, imaging locations and physician clinics throughout Oregon and SW Washington. To learn more, visit www.healthrepublicinsurance.org
Oregon Health Policy Board to meet November 4 in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 10/30/14
October 30, 2014

Oregon Health Policy Board to meet November 4 in Portland

The Oregon Health Policy Board will hold its monthly meeting November 4 in Portland. The meeting will be held at its new location at the OHSU Center for Health and Healing on Portland's South Waterfront. The board will discuss strengthening and monitoring primary care system infrastructure and investment. It also will receive updates from the Office of Health Information Technology and the Sustainable Health Expenditures work group. The board will hear public testimony beginning at 11:45 a.m.

When: Tuesday, November 4, 8:30 a.m. to noon

Where: OHSU Center for Health & Healing, 3033 SW Bond Ave., 3rd floor, Room 4. The meeting will also be available via live Web stream. A link to the live stream and a recording of the meeting will be posted on the board's meeting page at www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/2014-OHPB-Meetings.aspx.

Agenda:

-- IT Transition Project update

-- Strengthening and monitoring primary care system infrastructure and investment

-- Update: electronic health information

-- Update: Sustainable Health Expenditures work group

-- Public testimony

For more information on the meeting, visit the board's meeting page at www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/2014-OHPB-Meetings.aspx.

The meeting site is accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodation may request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations by calling the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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Death Investigation - Clear Lake east of Mt Hood in Wasco County
Oregon State Police - 10/30/14
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of the Wasco County Medical Examiner, are investigating the death of a 58-year old Yuma, Arizona man found deceased Wednesday evening from an apparent suicide about four miles south of Highway 26 near Clear Lake in Wasco County.

On October 9, 2014, Yuma County Sheriff's officials received a report of a missing person identified as JEFFREY A. McKEON, age 58. Unknown to OSP, McKEON indicated to family members he was traveling to the Portland area.

On October 29, 2014, at approximately 4:00 p.m., an OSP trooper working in the area of Highway 26 near Frog Lake was contacted by a passing motorist who reported a pickup parked in a remote area near Clear Lake that appeared to have a deceased male inside. The trooper responded to the location and determined the man was deceased. Subsequent investigation and consultation with the Wasco County Medical Examiner indicated the man, positively identified as McKEON, took his own life. Next of kin were notified.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable. If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please contact your local crisis help resources.

In addition to local resources in your community, a toll free line is available for Oregon Partnership Lifeline/National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).

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WSU Vancouver students to show animation work at OMSI film festival
WSU Vancouver - 10/30/14
VANCOUVER, Wash. - Students from the Creative Media and Digital Culture program at Washington State University Vancouver will showcase their work at 5 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Empirical Theater at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. This one-night only program, "Animated Creations: Shorts from WSUV," will exhibit 2D and 3D animation shorts, as well as augmented reality, full dome and interactive animation created by alumni and students of the program.

OMSI is located at 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, Ore. 97214. Admission to "Animated Creations: Shorts from WSUV" is $5 or free to Animation Film Festival pass holders. The Empirical Theater café will sell snacks, beer and wine.

"Animated Creations: Shorts from WSUV" is part of OMSI's Animation Film Festival, which celebrates animation from independent shorts to feature films. The festival runs Nov. 6 - 9. Learn more, including how to become a pass holder, by visiting www.omsi.edu/film-festival.

About the Creative Media and Digital Culture program
As one of five signature programs at WSU Vancouver, the CMDC program integrates research and teaching in an intellectually diverse, technologically innovative experience, applying inter- and trans-disciplinary approaches that foster civic engagement from local to global contexts in the areas of digital humanities, media art, media communication, media studies and information systems. Learn more by visiting cas.vancouver.wsu.edu/cmdc.

About WSU Vancouver
WSU Vancouver is celebrating 25 years of creating access to higher education in Southwest Washington. For 25 years, students have chosen WSU Vancouver for its scenic campus, small classes, close personal attention, topnotch faculty, accessible location and reasonable costs. At WSU Vancouver, students gain much more than a degree--they gain a brighter future.

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ESD 112 region schools make the list of most improved
ESD 112 - 10/30/14
Outstanding improvement in reading and math sustained over a five-year period is the reason that 101 schools in Washington state, eight of which are in the ESD 12 region, received the 2014 School of Distinction Award. The award is given by The Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) in partnership with the Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD), the Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP), Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA), Washington State School Directors' Association (WSSDA), and Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (WSASCD).

The following ESD 112 region schools have been named 2014 Schools of Distinction, and are among the 5% highest improving schools in the state of Washington for increased Reading and Math achievement over the past 5 years.

* Captain Strong Primary, Battle Ground School District
* York Elementary, Evergreen School District*
* Green Mountain Junior High, Green Mountain School District*
* Catlin Elementary, Kelso School District
* South Ridge Elementary, Ridgefield School District*
* View Ridge Middle School, Ridgefield School District
* Harney Elementary, Vancouver School District*
* Vancouver Home Connection, Vancouver School District

*Repeat winners.

Several schools in the ESD 112 region are repeat winners:
* Green Mountain School: 2007, 2008, 2012, and 2014.
* South Ridge Elementary: 2012, 2013, and 2014.
* York Elementary: 2013 and 2014.
* Harney Elementary: 2013 and 2014.


This represents the 8th annual School of Distinction award recognition in Washington State. "These schools are from all regions of the state, all sizes of towns, with a range from 2.7% to 100% poverty and enrollment of English Language Learners as high as 40%," said Greg Lobdell, CEE President. "These schools demonstrate that significant improvement is occurring all across our diverse public schools."

Recipients will be recognized by ESD 112 beginning in January 2015. "We are so pleased to recognize these schools for their hard work to increase student achievement," said ESD Superintendent Tim Merlino. "Congratulations to students and staff who represent the many outstanding schools in our region."

About ESD 112:
Educational Service District 112 enables school districts to concentrate more time, money and energy on student learning. Headquartered in Vancouver, ESD 112 provides local and regional cooperative programs and services to school districts and communities in the six counties of Southwest Washington. ESD 112 was established by the Legislature in 1969 as one of nine regional educational service centers to work in partnership with local communities and school districts to provide support services for student instruction, professional development for staff, and technical assistance in the administration of schools. The agency offers more than 250 cooperatives and services ranging from interactive telecommunications to the child care network. There are 30 public schools, 23 private schools and two state schools serving 100,000 students and 15,000 school employees who benefit from ESD services.

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MESD Board Finance Committee Meeting
Multnomah ESD - 10/30/14
The Multnomah Education Service District Board Finance Committee will meet on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at the main headquarters, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220 in the Glass Conference Room. The Committee will receive the September 30 quarterly financial report, discuss other financial matters and approve the Board and Superintendent expenses.
Residents to Review West Salem Business District Options
City of Salem - 10/30/14
Salem, Ore. - On Wed., Nov. 12, 2014, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., residents are invited to attend a West Salem Business District Open House at Roth's in West Salem. The open house is an opportunity to review draft development concepts and transportation options for the commercial, retail, and employment areas of West Salem, including Wallace Road, Glen Creek Road, and Edgewater Street.

The West Salem Business District development concepts and transportation options are part of a 20-year Action Plan (Action Plan) designed to address key transportation challenges and plan for future development in West Salem. Salem's Urban Renewal Agency anticipates that Action Plan recommendations will help revitalize portions of the Business District and encourage private investment in the commercial and industrial areas of the West Salem Urban Renewal Area. Once adopted, the Action Plan will help guide public investments in the Urban Renewal Area.

Stakeholder Advisory and Technical Advisory Committees have been formed and will meet Nov. 5 to provide feedback. Initial findings from participant feedback will be shared with the Urban Renewal Agency in early 2015.

For more information on the West Salem Plan, visit www.cityofsalem.net/WestSalemPlan or contact Annie Gorski at 503-540-2480 or agorski@cityofsalem.net.

To ensure the broadest range of services to individuals with disabilities, the City of Salem will be pleased to make necessary arrangements. To request services (interpreter, etc.) please call at least two working days (48 hours) in advance: Voice: 503-588-6178, TTY: 503-588-6370. Si necesita ayuda para comprender esta información, por favor llame 503-588-6178.
Two Ridgefield schools receive School of Distinction Awards (Photo)
Ridgefield Sch. Dist. - 10/30/14
Janice Sauve, Principal of South Ridge Elementary School
Janice Sauve, Principal of South Ridge Elementary School
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Thursday, October 30, 2014-Ridgefield, WA-Two Ridgefield schools - View Ridge Middle School and South Ridge Elementary School - were selected by the Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) in partnership with the Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD), the Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP), Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA), Washington State School Directors' Association (WSSDA), and Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (WSASCD) as 2014 Schools of Distinction in an announcement made Tuesday, October 28.

This is the third consecutive School of Distinction Award for South Ridge Elementary School, having also won in 2012 and 2013, and the first for View Ridge Middle School. In order to receive a School of Distinction Award, schools must demonstrate outstanding improvement in reading and math scores sustained over a five-year period. Schools of Distinction represent only the top 5% of schools in Washington State for improvement at their respective levels.

"For these two schools to receive School of Distinction Awards demonstrates the dedication and hard work of our teachers and staff, district-wide, to increasing student learning," said Dr. Nathan McCann, Superintendent of Ridgefield School District. "Receiving these awards provides proof of the team effort put forth by every staff member throughout the district to creating an environment where students can excel."

The Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) in partnership with the Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD), the Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP), Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA), Washington State School Directors' Association (WSSDA), and Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (WSASCD) recognize schools in the top 5% of improvement for their levels to receive the School of Distinction Awards.

The 2014 School of Distinction award winners include 54 elementary schools, 22 middle / junior high schools, 17 high schools, and 8 alternative schools. Greg Lobdell, President of CEE noted, "These schools are from all regions of the state, all sizes of towns, with a range from 2.7% to 100% poverty and enrollment of English Language Learners as high as 40%. These schools demonstrate that significant improvement is occurring all across our diverse public schools."

Each regional Educational Service District throughout the state will be hosting an award ceremony to recognize the SOD award winners within their districts. Dates will be announced in subsequent, regional press releases.

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Attached Media Files: Janice Sauve, Principal of South Ridge Elementary School , Chris Griffith, Principal of View Ridge Middle School
Recent Thefts from vehicles
Gladstone Police - 10/30/14
Gladstone Police Department has received 8 reports of thefts from motor vehicles; believed to have occurred during the overnight hours of 10/28/14- 10/29/14. All of the thefts occurred in the same neighborhood in the NW area of Gladstone.

All victim vehicles were parked either in driveways, or on the street. At least 4 of the vehicles were known to have been left unlocked, and the others "could" have been left unlocked; the victims were unsure. The suspect(s) have been taking loose items, such as GPS navigation devices, sunglasses, and other small, concealable items.

At this time, no suspect and/ or witness information is available. If anyone has information regarding theses thefts please contact the Gladstone Police Department.
Correction: New 2015 Oregon heritage tree award seeks nominees
Oregon Travel Experience - 10/30/14
Oregon Travel Experience (OTE) and the Oregon Heritage Tree Program have established a new statewide heritage award in Maynard "The Tree Man" Drawson's name. The agency is actively searching for the first recipient of the 2015 award.

Maynard Charles Drawson (1925 - 2012) is considered the founder of Oregon's official statewide heritage tree program. Founded in 1995 the program is administered by OTE, and was adopted by the agency's governing Council.

The annual award will honor individuals (or groups) who have championed Oregon's trees with the same fervor and success as Drawson.

The deadline for award nominations is January 30, 2015. The Oregon Heritage Tree Program Committee will review nominees in February and notify the recipient in March. When the Statewide Heritage Tree Dedication takes place in April 2015, the winner will be honored in a special ceremony at the event. A plaque will be inscribed with the individual's name, recognizing their contributions to Oregon history and heritage.

A native Oregonian and Portlander, Drawson chose to follow his father's professional footsteps as a barber. The young Drawson settled in Salem and followed his social and exploratory nature by embracing the great Oregon outdoors. His personal roster of friendships included professional business people, legislators and other naturalists and historians. An avid fisherman and outdoorsman as well as history-buff and writer, he authored a five volume series entitled "Treasures of the Oregon Country."

Drawson's natural tendencies towards exploration led him deeper into Oregon's wild where he connected with other "big tree" aficionados. His hiking trips into Oregon's deep forests culminated in several big tree nominations to (and their acceptance into) the National Big Tree Registry.

As Drawson's relationship with trees and tree preservation matured, he collaborated with state and federal officials to conserve a special group of Douglas and western hemlock trees. The Polk County preserve was named "Valley of the Giants"--and stands as a magnificent lasting reminder of the old growth timber that once adorned the Oregon Coast Range.

Drawson's affection for Oregon's trees led to further inspiration--he imagined a statewide heritage program that would weave historic events, places, and people together--connecting Oregonians to their much loved and significant trees.

After pitching his idea to several state agencies, Drawson's enthusiasm and perseverance were rewarded when the Oregon Travel Information Council agreed to implement a public statewide program. The Council delegated program management to its semi-independent state agency (OTE) and modeled the criteria on OTE's Oregon Historical Marker Program.

The nomination application and instructions may be downloaded on the Oregon Travel Experience website at www.ortravelexperience.com


Attached Media Files: 2014-10/4010/79227/Final_Maynard_award.pdf
IDME Webpage Leads to First Suspect Identification Within an Hour of Release (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/30/14
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On Wednesday October 29, 2014, the Portland Police Bureau launched a new webpage IDME designed to help identify unknown suspects, persons of interest or critical witnesses in a variety of unsolved cases.

Within the first hour of the page launch, the first successful identification was received by detectives.

The suspect shown in these photos http://bit.ly/1DCMNOK has been identified as 49-year-old Denise Marie Keller. Keller has an outstanding warrant out of Clark County, Washington.

Keller is described as 5'2" tall, 120 pounds, light brown hair, and blue eyes.

Anyone seeing Keller should immediately report it to 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information regarding her whereabouts should report it via tip submission at http://bit.ly/1DCMNOK

Keller may also turn herself in at Central Precinct, 1111 Southwest 2nd Avenue.

"IDME" features surveillance images, a brief case description and case number, investigator's name, and a way to submit information directly to the investigator.

People with information can leave their contact information but it is not required.

The page also features links to other law enforcement agencies in the Portland Metro area that have similar programs. The other agencies include the Washington County (OR) Sheriff's Office, the Clackamas County (OR) Sheriff's Office, the Clark County (WA) Sheriff's Office, and the Vancouver (WA) Police Department.

The page can be accessed here: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/idme/index.cfm

Updates will be posted regularly and will be shared via Twitter and Facebook.

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It's that time - state fire marshal urges you to test your smoke alarms when setting your clock
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 10/30/14
Sunday, November 2nd marks the end of Daylight Saving Time and serves as a good reminder for Oregonians to test their smoke alarms. The Office of State Fire Marshal is urging residents to test their smoke alarms before automatically changing the batteries.

"Smoke alarm technology has advanced and many now come with 10-year batteries and some are tamper-resistant," said State Fire Marshal Jim Walker. "So, I encourage residents to test their alarms before changing the battery."

Oregon law requires ionization-only smoke alarms that are solely battery powered to come equipped with a hush feature and a 10-year battery. Because of this technology, the national slogan "Change your clock, Change your battery" may not apply to Oregon residents who have these ionization-only smoke alarms.

Other types of alarms are also being sold with either a 10-year battery or a standard-life battery.

"Ensuring you have working smoke alarms in your home is the single most important step you can take to increase your family's safety from a home fire," adds Walker. "Also, be sure to replace any smoke alarm that is 10 years old or older."

To test your alarm properly we recommend you:
1) Push the test button to be sure the battery is working.
2) When replacing batteries, follow the manufacturer's instructions for the correct battery to use.
3) Always retest alarms after installing new batteries
4) Replace any alarm that fails to operate after installing a new battery.
5) Inspect your alarms to determine if they are 10 years old or older, and replace any smoke alarm 10 years old or older. Look for a date on the back of the alarm. If there is no date, your alarm is more than 10 years old and should be replaced.
6) Follow the manufacturer's instructions on regularly cleaning your alarms of dust and cobwebs.

Working smoke alarms provide a critical early warning to a fire, allowing you vital minutes to escape, which increase your chances of survival. Additional safety tips:
* Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, in each bedroom, and outside each sleeping area.
* Never disconnect or remove batteries from smoke alarms for other uses.
* Use the smoke alarm's hush feature to silence nuisance alarms.
* Make a home fire escape plan and practice it with family members.

For more smoke alarm and fire safety information, contact your local fire department or visit
http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/SFM/Pages/CommEd_SA_Program.aspx#Information_for_the_Public

Follow the OSFM on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OregonStateFireMarshal and Twitter @OSFM.
Oregon Veterans Day Events listed, no names of the fallen to be added to ODVA Memorial (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Veterans' Affairs - 10/30/14
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SALEM - Communities throughout Oregon will once again host ceremonies, parades, and special gatherings to honor America's military veterans and commemorate Veterans Day.

Veterans Day originated as "Armistice Day" on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of that war. A Congressional resolution in 1926 made Nov. 11th an annual observance and in 1938 it became a national holiday. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day so as to honor veterans who served in all American wars.

A ceremony will again be held in Salem at the Afghan-Iraqi Freedom Memorial on the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs grounds, 700 Summer St. NE. The names of 142 Oregonians killed while serving in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, and those with Oregon military ties, will be read aloud.

This year's event will mark the first time since its dedication, on Nov. 11, 2006, that names of Oregon's fallen will not be inscribed on the memorial.

The guest speaker at the ceremony will be Joanne Krumberger, Director, VA Portland Health Care System. Military honors will be presented by North Salem High School's JROTC.

ODVA has compiled a list of other Veterans Day events occurring statewide that can be viewed online at: www.oregondva.com/blog/2014/10/22/2014-oregon-veterans-day-events.


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Media Alert: Senator Wyden Will Address National Summit on the Growing Crisis of Elder Financial Exploitation
OR Department of Human Services - 10/30/14
US Senator Ron Wyden Will Address National Summit on the Growing Crisis of Elder Financial Exploitation TODAY (Friday, October 31)

Senator Ron Wyden will speak at 11:15 AM on Friday, October 31, 2014 at the 5th ANNUAL SUMMIT ON ELDER FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront.

His speech will be: SENIORS NEED STRONGER PROTECTION FROM TODAY'S FINANCIAL PREDATORS, SCAM AND CON ARTISTS.

Elder financial exploitation and investment fraud are a growing national crisis. Older adults lose billions a year to financial abuse, hurting not only themselves and their families but also financial institutions and taxpayers. Older people represent a tempting target for greedy family members, caregivers and scam artists, because many have assets, they are often very trusting, and some suffer from diminished capacity.

The National Financial Exploitation Advisory Board of the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) is hosting this 5th National, Annual Summit on Elder Financial Exploitation.

The one-day event on October 31, 2014, from 9 AM to 5 PM, will focus on emerging brain research as to why older adults may be more susceptible to financial abuse, and will feature both state and national programs designed to prevent financial exploitation and to protect its victims.

Additional key speakers include Dr. Jason Karlawish, University of Pennsylvania, who will address diminished capacity and decision-making in older adults, and Nora Dowd Eisenhower, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Office of Older Americans. Expert panels will address other topics, including how banks and investment advisors are working to prevent financial exploitation, current scams targeting older adults, and using new technology to protect family members.

The full-day's agenda and a list of the Elder Financial Exploitation Advisory Board members are available at http://www.napsa-now.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Summit-Program-FINAL.pdf.

NAPSA is a national, not-for-profit membership association representing state and local Adult Protective Services (APS) throughout the country. The Summit immediately follows the 25th Annual NAPSA Conference at the same location on October 29 - 30, 2014. For more information: www.napsa-now.org.

CONTACT: Kathleen Quinn, NAPSA Director Tel: (202) 558-4850 (540) 623-8286 (cell) or kathleen.quinn@napsa-now.org

CONTACT: Betty Malks, NAPSA Advisory Board Chair Tel: (408) 489-1952 bettyf.malks@gmail.com
Final Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue activated for lost hikers on Larch Mountain
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/30/14
Final Update: At approximately 10:55 pm searchers located the group of lost hikers on the lower part of the Oneonta trail. The hikers were cold but uninjured and happy to see the SAR team. SAR members brought the hikers out to an access road and returned them to the Command post at the Larch Mountain parking lot just before midnight.

18 year old Nathan Whalen and his 14 year old brother of Damascus, OR said they set out on a day hike with Alicia Hannink and James Hannink cousins visiting from Michigan early in the afternoon on a day hike around the top of Larch Mountain. As they hiked on the trail they took a wrong turn and couldn't find their way back up the trail to where they started from. As it got dark, James called a family member and let them know they weren't sure where they were at on the trail and were trying to find their way out. They continued to hike the trail trying to find their way on the trail but were using their cellphone and light from their camera to see the trail. After a couple of their light sources died on them, they called a family member again when they were able to get a signal. She instructed them to call 911 which allowed the cellphone to be pinged and searchers were able to get a good location on the group. After talking with the SAR Coordinator, they stayed in place and waited for searchers to locate them.

The hikers helped speed their rescue by remaining in place once contact was made with them and not leaving the trail at any point as they tried to find their way out.

The sheriff's office wants to remind anyone planning to hike in the Columbia Gorge and other scenic areas to carry the right equipment, including a map, compass, flashlight, extra food and water, extra clothing, a knife, a first aid kit, a GPS and a cellphone with extra battery. Be prepared for the elements. As seasons change and winter moves in carry extra clothing and a tarp or other type of shelter to keep you out of the elements and off wet ground cover.

Research your route before you go and stay on the trails. If you get lost and call for help, stay where you are because it helps searchers trying to find you. Hike with a friend and let someone know your plan so someone can call for help if you are overdue.





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Update: MCSO SAR members have made contact with the lost hikers. The hikers are cold but uninjured. Searchers are now working on escorting the hikers back off the trail.

Updates will be provided when more information is available.

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This afternoon at approximately 5:45 p.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the report of four lost hikers on Larch Mountain. The four hikers, a 14yr old male, 18 and 19yr old male and a 24 yr old female, started out on a day hike from the Larch Mountain parking lot and got lost on the trail. As they tried to find their way back it got dark and they called a family member to let them know they couldn't find there way back on the trail and didn't have a flashlight to see where they were going. They are wearing day hiking clothes and did not have emergency supplies with them for an overnight stay. MCSO SAR teams have responded from a training class they were in and deputies located the hiker's vehicle in the Larch Mountain parking lot.

MCSO SAR teams were deployed into the field at approximately 8:45 p.m. to begin searching for the hikers. At approximately 9:45 p.m. One of the hikers called 911 from their cellphone. 911 was able to ping the cellphone and obtain coordinates for the area the hikers are in.

Searchers are now moving towards the area to try and locate the hikers. The hikers appear to be uninjured and have been instructed to stay put while searchers work towards them.

More updates will be provided when information is available
10/29/14
Woman Allegedly Befriends People then Steals their Money (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/29/14
Indicted
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October 29, 2014--Washington County Sheriff's Property Crime Unit Detectives are
searching for additional theft victims following the indictment of a Salem woman. There
are several victims identified in multiple jurisdictions. Detectives fear there may be
additional victims as the suspect befriends people then apparently steals from them.

Last August, Sheriff's Deputies were contacted by a woman who was claiming that
Vicheka Ly, 23, from Salem had stolen her credit cards and cash. Sheriff's Deputies investigated the complaint and the
Sheriff's Property Crimes Unit Detectives were contacted to assist with the case.

Preliminary information was that Ms. Ly had befriended the victim earlier this year then
moved in to the victim's residence. The victim began noticing suspicious behavior by Ms.
Ly who apparently was unemployed but would routinely go on shopping sprees purchasing
expensive items. Prior to calling the Sheriff's Office on August 28, 2014, the victim found
her credit card was used on an apparent shopping spree. The victim also found several
thousand dollars in cash was stolen.

Property Crime Unit Detectives began processing evidence and interviewed anyone who
may have knowledge of the case. There was surveillance video obtained that detectives
confirmed was Ms. Ly using a stolen credit. During a search warrant, detectives
discovered several credit cards in Ms. Ly's possession that belonged to other victims.
Detectives discovered there were similar cases in Hillsboro, Portland and Clackamas
County where Ms. Ly is suspected of similar criminal behavior. The Hillsboro case
reported Ms. Ly as using a stolen friend's credit card and charging over $7,500 in one day.
The details are not available on the Portland and Clackamas County cases.

On October 24, 2014, the case was presented to a Washington County Grand Jury.
Vicheka Ly was indicted and charged with 1st Degree Aggravated Theft, 1st degree Theft
and three counts of Identity Theft. There is also a Clackamas County warrant for Forgery
charges.

Vicheka Ly's location is unknown, she could be anywhere in the metropolitan area.

Detectives are seeking the public's help regarding this case or possible additional
unreported crimes committed by Ms Ly. If you have any information, please call the
Washington County Sheriff's Office Detective Division at (503) 846-2500.


Attached Media Files: Indicted
Chow Down for Vets--Support Returning Veterans Project on Veterans Day
Returning Veterans Project - 10/29/14
Support Veterans on Veterans Day by dining out!

This is the Fourth Annual 'Chow Down for Vets' and its getting bigger!

The following restaurants will donate a percentage of their sales on Veterans Day, (Tuesday, November 11th) to support Returning Veterans Project.www.returningveterans.org


Qdoba Mexican Grill Oregon: locations including Beaverton, Camas, Corvallis, Eugene, Hillsboro, Lloyd District, Portland, Tigard, and Wilsonville.


Burgerville Hawthorne: Portland

Ate-Oh-Ate: 2453 E. Burnside. Portland

Rivers Edge Cafe: 200 SW Market St. Portland

The Oregon Hophouse: Both Locations: 4111 SE Hawthorne Blvd & 1517 NE Brazee St. Portland

Salvador Molly's: 1523 SW Sunset Blvd. Portland

West Cafe: 1201 SW Jefferson St. Will donate 20% of dinner sales.

Chipotle Mexican Grill Pearl District. Portland

Elmers in Oregon and SW Washington


Attached Media Files: 2014-10/4888/79217/Chow_Down_for_Vets_Press_Release.doc
City of Portland, Park Rangers, Reach Labor Agreement
Portland Parks & Recreation - 10/29/14
(Portland, OR) -

The City of Portland and Laborers Local 483 (LL483) have reached a tentative agreement after contract negotiations involving Portland Park Rangers. The parties entered into the recently-concluded negotiations in order to craft a mutually beneficial agreement over wages, hours and working conditions.

"Portland Park Rangers serve admirably as the goodwill ambassadors of our parks and natural areas, and I am pleased we have come to this agreement," says Portland Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz. "We thank our Rangers for continuing to provide a positive presence for all visitors to Portland parks and park facilities, for doing an excellent job in offering social services to those in need, and for keeping their sharp eyes out for any potential problems."

Highlights of the new contract include:

-Both seasonal (those who work up to a maximum of 1400 hours annually) and full-time Rangers will receive a pay raise to keep them on par with competitive salaries.

-Starting Jan 1, 2015, seasonal Rangers will be eligible for health care benefits under the City of Portland's Seasonal Workers Plan.

-Seasonal Rangers who perform satisfactorily will be given priority to return to work in the upcoming year if they wish.

-Full-time Rangers gain seniority rights.

-Seasonal Rangers gain discipline and grievance rights similar to the established system used for the City's seasonal maintenance workers.

"Both the City and Rangers have an interest in and commitment to a well-trained work force and safe work environment," says Portland Parks & Recreation Director Mike Abbaté. "I want to commend and thank our rangers for continuing to distinguish themselves by their work ethic, dedication, and compassion."

The agreement is expected to be formally signed on Friday, October 31, and will run through June 30, 2017.

Rangers serve multiple roles by providing information, helping solve park user conflicts, and enforcing City Code such as dog leash/scoop laws, proper use of park permits, prohibitions against camping, alcohol consumption, and other park rules.
Rangers are non-sworn (law enforcement) officials who are given the authority under City Code to enforce park rules and issue park exclusions, if necessary. All Rangers are trained to assess a given situation and use verbal persuasion and problem-solving skills to gain voluntary compliance. If warranted, they call police or other responders to address the park concern.

In 2012, PP&R expanded the Park Ranger program to provide service in the central business district/downtown area year-round during the day and early evening shifts. The Rangers maintain security in 16 downtown/central city parks and work closely with other partners such as the Portland Police Bureau, Multnomah County, the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, JOIN, and other social service providers to address needs and issues that arise in downtown parks.

For non-emergency park-related problems or special situations, the public may call the Park Ranger hotline at 503-823-1637.
Oregon Releases Comprehensive Report on Abuse in Community, Licensed Facilities for 2013 at National Conference in Portland
OR Department of Human Services - 10/29/14
Portland---The Oregon Office of Adult Abuse Prevention and Investigations (OAAPI), a shared service between the Oregon Department of Human Services and the Oregon Health Authority, released today the 2013 comprehensive report on abuse related to seniors, adults with all types of disabilities and children in licensed treatment settings.

The report was released in Portland at the National Adult Protective Services Association Conference, attended by over 600 protective services professionals from 42 states, five tribal nations, England, Singapore and Canada.

Last year, DHS received over 35,000 reports of suspected abuse or neglect of vulnerable Oregonians. Financial exploitation was the most commonly substantiated abuse type, representing nearly 33% of all substantiated abuse. Neglect was a close second with 28%. Together, financial abuse and neglect accounted for over 60% of all substantiated abuse in Oregon for vulnerable adults in 2013.

"We produce this annual report to help us all better understand Oregon's abuse trends more clearly so we can target our prevention efforts to have the greatest impact," said Marie Cervantes OAAPI Director. "Clearly financial exploitation and neglect are areas where more education and outreach should be focused.

Cervantes added that recently the state partnered with the Oregon Bankers Association to produce a banker's toolkit with information on how to spot financial abuse. This kit was given to over 20,000 bank employees in the state.

"We hope our outreach efforts, such as with the banker's toolkit, will increase public awareness and understanding so people will report abuse to authorities if they suspect someone may be in danger or has been injured or exploited," she said.

Here are some key facts about abuse in Oregon for 2013:

* DHS received over 35,000 reports of possible abuse or neglect of vulnerable Oregonians;

* 3,273 people were determined to have been abused, some with multiple abuses or multiple incidents;

* 14,250 allegations of possible abuse were investigated for those over the age of 65 or who have a physical disability. Of those allegations, a total of 2,025 adults were determined to have been abused.

* 3,625 allegations for older adults and people with physical disabilities
residing in licensed facility settings were investigated. A total of 544 adults were determined to have been abused.

* 1,480 allegations of possible abuse were investigated for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. A total of 510 adults were determined to have been abused.

* 557 allegations of possible abuse for adults with mental illness were investigated. 150 adults were determined to have been abused.

* 212 allegations of possible abuse for children in licensed children's settings were investigated; 45 children were determined to have been abused.
* 2,609 assessments for possible self -neglect were investigated. Of those, 546 adults were determined to be self?neglecting.

Family members, intimate partners and/or trusted caregivers were the most common perpetrators across all settings in 2013.

The 2013 annual report is available online. To read the full report, go to: http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/spwpd/adult-abuse/Pages/data.aspx and select "2013 Annual Report"
UPDATE: Daniel Scott Spillers Arrested (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/29/14
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UPDATE:

Daniel "Danny" Scott Spillers was arrested last night on NW Bailey St. in Hillsboro

Clackamas County Interagency Task Force with the help of the US Marshals Service and Hillsboro Police Street Crimes tracked Spillers down to a residence. He fled out a back window an attempted to elude authorities. After a short chase a Hillsboro Police Officer took him into custody.

He was lodged at the Washington County Jail on outstanding warrants. Further charges are also pending.


On October 20th, 2014 investigators with the Clackamas County Interagency Task Force attempted to contact and arrest Daniel "Danny" Scott Spillers near the Gateway Shopping Mall located on NE 102nd Avenue in Portland.

Spillers was driving a stolen Jeep utility at the time. When investigators got out and attempted to arrest Spillers, he rammed two police vehicles and fled. None of the investigators were injured and the Jeep was recovered a short time later in Southeast Portland. However both vehicles were damaged in the incident. Investigators later learned from witnesses that inside the stolen Jeep with Spillers were a female and infant child.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Daniel Scott Spillers is encouraged to contact CCITF investigators at 503-209-0879. Investigators are also continuing their investigation of other crimes and criminal associates connected to Spillers and are seeking out persons with information about those activities and persons. Spillers currently has a felony warrant for parole violation and is wanted by Clackamas County Sheriff for additional charges related to this most recent incident.

Spillers, Daniel Scott
34 years old
6'1" tall, 180 lbs
hazel eyes, red hair

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is offering a 500 dollar reward for information leading to Mr. Spillers' arrest.


Attached Media Files: Spillers
Students From Low-Income Communities Explore The College Possibilities At "College Day" at The Nation's First Dreamer School In Outer SE Portland
Reynolds Sch. Dist. - 10/29/14
WHAT: College Day - Six local colleges/universities engage with 500 Dreamer students to plant the seed of "college" as an expectation. In many low-income families, the expectation of college attendance isn't reinforced at home. Events such as "College Day" are part of the Dreamer School's effort to reinforce post-secondary education as an expectation for every student.
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 30, 2015 8:30a.m. - 1p.m.
· 8:30 - 9:30am: Kinder - 2nd grade kick-off assembly
· 10 - 11am: 3rd - 5th grade kick-off assembly
WHERE: Alder Elementary School, 17200 SE Alder St, Portland 97233
WHO: K-5th grade students meet professors and ambassadors from Concordia University, Linfield College, Mt. Hood Community College, Reed College, Portland State University, and Portland Community College to discuss with students what college is like and what it will take to get there.
BACKGROUND:
"College Day," organized by "I Have a Dream" Oregon, continues the Dreamer School's commitment to create a college-bound culture. Through proven social and academic support services and mentoring, the Dreamer School's goal is to improve high school graduation rates to 100% for Alder's more than 500 students, with 80 percent earning a college degree or post-high school certificate. The students' progress will be tracked for more than a decade as they commence from elementary school.
"College Day helps to inspire Dreamers to think about college in elementary school, many of the college ambassadors reflect our student body, which helps Dreamers believe that college is attainable," said Shyvonne Williams, Dreamer School Program Manager, "I Have a Dream" Oregon.
"College Day" will kick off for each grade level with an assembly in the school's gymnasium - beginning with customized cheers for each grade and its graduation year from a 4-your college: "Kinder, Kinder, what's your number 20.... 20.... 2033! Alder, Alder, where are you going?! College, college, college, college, college!"

College students, professors and ambassadors from will fill classrooms following the assembly and discuss with students what college is like and what it will take to get there, Dreamers can ask about test scores, supplies, even what college food is like. Every Dreamer will take home his/her own college t-shirt.
Alder Elementary School became the first Dreamer School in the nation in 2010. There are more than 30 languages spoken at the school. 96% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch prices, making it the second highest poverty school in the Portland-Metro area. Most of these Dreamers will be the first in their families to attend college.
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR OCT. 30: Oregon League of Minority Voters to host forum for gubernatorial and U.S. Senate candidates
Wells Fargo - 10/29/14
WHAT: The nonpartisan, nonprofit Oregon League of Minority Voters (OLMV) will host its fifth annual "State of Civil Rights Forum." The event will give candidates the opportunity to state their views one at a time on the issues, as well as on equity, inclusion, civil rights and social justice. The free event will include dinner and is open to the public.

The event will include the presentation of OLMV's coveted Civil Rights Champion Award to Nichole Maher, president and CEO of Northwest Health Foundation; and Charles Wilhoite, CPA, managing director of Willamette Management Associates.

An estimated 150-200 participants are expected to attend, including public officials, business leaders, clergy and community leaders.

WHEN: 6-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Benson Hotel in downtown Portland.

WHO: Gubernatorial candidate Dennis Richardson, and Senate candidates Jeff Merkley and Monica Wehby have all confirmed their attendance. Gov. John Kitzhaber might also speak.

SPONSORS: The sponsors include Benson Hotel, City of Beaverton, Fred Meyer, Multnomah County Sheriff, Neil Kelly, Portland Development Commission, Providence, Safeway, US Bank and Wells Fargo.

ABOUT THE OLMV: Founded in 2007, a concerned group of volunteers and leaders established the OLMV to advocate for public policies that uniquely impact all people of color throughout Oregon. It serves as a liaison between communities of color, policy leaders and the public institutions that serve them. The league was founded to promote a broader understanding of the issues that uniquely impact people of color and minorities with a mission to re-engage majority involvement in civil-rights causes. For more information about OLMV, go to www.oregonlmv.org.
Salem City Club Presents: Election 2014: Outcomes and Implications (Photo)
VanNatta Public Relations - 10/29/14
Ed Dover
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On Friday, November 7, Salem City Club welcomes back Ed Dover, Professor of Political Science at Western Oregon University, to discuss 2014 general election. Dr. Dover's post-election analyses of local, state and national political contests have enlightened and entertained City Club audiences through several election cycles.

Dover has taught political science for 37 years. Prior to joining Western Oregon University in September 1987, he taught at the University of Wyoming, the University of Colorado, and the University of Tennessee at Martin. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado.

At WOU, Dr. Dover teaches introductory courses in American government and public administration and advanced courses including: Political Parties, Pressure Groups and Elections; American Presidential Elections; Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations; Public Personnel Administration; Governmental Budgeting; Congress and the Presidency; Constitutional Law; Community Politics; and Public Sector Labor Relations.


His scholarship focuses on American presidential elections and includes six published books and various papers dealing with voting patterns, news coverage, television advertising, and electoral disputes involving the elections from 1960 to 2012. His most recent book, On Message: Television Advertising by the Presidential Candidates in Election 2008, focuses on the personal and political narratives candidates employed in their advertising during the nomination and general election campaigns.

Dover is also an active member of the faculty labor union, the Western Oregon University Federation of Teachers. He has served several terms as both chapter president and chief negotiator in collective bargaining negotiations.

As is our tradition we meet at the Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill. For lunch reservations please visit our web site at www.salemcityclub.com and register on line. Reservations are due by noon Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Parking is free. Doors open at 11:30 AM.


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UPDATE: Major Crash Team Responding to Investigate a Fatal Crash in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/29/14
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The driver killed this morning has been identified as 30-year-old Leo Luke Limbrunner. Investigators determined that Limbrunner was driving his 1998 Mercedes eastbound on Southeast Main Street at a high rate of speed and just past 151st Avenue, failed to follow the road to the right and crashed into Parklane City Park where he hit several trees before coming to a stop.

In the vehicle, investigators found evidence that Limbrunner was "huffing" inhalants prior to the crash. Additional drug paraphernalia was located inside the vehicle.

Anyone with additional information about this crash should contact the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division at (503) 823-2103.

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This morning, Wednesday October 29, 2014, at 5:15 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Southeast 155th Avenue and Main Street on the report of a traffic crash.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a single vehicle crashed into a large tree in Parklane City Park. Medical personnel checked on the adult male driver and determined that he was deceased. A dog in the vehicle also died during the crash.

The vehicle struck several trees during the crash. Initial reports that the vehicle rolled over during the crash have not been verified as the vehicle was upright when emergency personnel arrived at the scene.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to investigate the crash.

Traffic along Southeast Main Street will be affected this morning but there are several streets in the area available as alternate routes.

Updates will be provided later today.

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Updated: ARRESTED: Cowlitz Sheriff releases photos of fraud suspects and vehicle (Photo)
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/29/14
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Update 10-19-14: Cowlitz Sheriff Detectives arrested Angel L. Arola and her husband Axel Arola of Longview after they were identified by a tip that was posted on a local news facebook page called "Cowlitz County News". We do not know who posted the tip. The manager of that facebook page Rae Anderson (360) 464-7545 called detective Stumph with the information. Detective Stumph located the Arola's their house at 135 Niblett Way Longview. Mrs Arola agreed that the picture was of her, but denied involvement in the ID and fraudulent use of the credit card. Her husband denied that was him in the picture. The car in the photograph was parked in their driveway. Both were arrested for Identity Theft 2nd degree with no bail an booked.

Rosenzweig said "We appreciate the help from Rae Anderson and the person who posted the tip on the Cowlitz County News Facebook page. The public is often the key source of important information that leads to solving many of our investigations."

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The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the man and women in the attached photos. They are associated with a copper or similar colored hatchback passenger car (actual vehicle pictured above). These individuals are suspected of committing fraud and identity theft in southwest Washington and Oregon.

Callers are encouraged to call Detective Rob Stumph at 360-577-3092. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Cowlitz Crime Stoppers at 360-577-1206.


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Serious Injury Commercial Truck Crash - Highway 35 north of Highway 26
Oregon State Police - 10/29/14
One person received serious injury Tuesday evening when he lost control of the commercial truck he was driving and rolled off Highway 35 near Mt. Hood Meadows north of Highway 26.

On October 28, 2014 at approximately 6:16 p.m., a Freightliner truck pulling a trailed loaded with apples driven by PARITPAL SINGH, age 41, from California, was southbound on Highway 35 near milepost 64 negotiating a right curve when it rolled onto its left side and slid off the northbound shoulder where truck and trailer came to rest.

SINGH was seriously injured and trapped inside the truck and extricated by emergency responders. A male co-driver/passenger was in the truck's sleeper berth and not injured.

Local fire personnel, AMR ambulance, Hood River County Sheriff's Office, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, ODOT and Oregon State Police (OSP) responded to the scene. Trooper Matthew Newby is the lead investigator.

SINGH was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland.

The overturned truck and trailer were to remain overnight until a tow company could upright both and remove them from the scene. There was no report of the load being spilled.

No photographs available for this release.

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PF&R Extricates a Patient After a Traffic Accident (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 10/29/14
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This morning at 11:07 AM Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a traffic accident at the intersection of SW Scholls Ferry Rd./ SW Humphrey BLVD. When firefighters arrived they found a two vehicle accident, with one driver trapped in her car. The trapped driver's car was pinned between the other vehicle and a guard rail.

Firefighters extricated the driver and she was transported to Oregon Health & Sciences University Hospital. The adult female patient was entered into the trauma system. Trauma system entry indicates either serious traumatic injury or the possibility of the same.


Attached Media Files: Patient Extrication , Patient Extrication 2
Train horn quiet zone established at Chelsea Avenue railroad crossing
City of Vancouver - 10/29/14
Vancouver, Wash. - The City of Vancouver has established a "train horn quiet zone" at the Southeast Chelsea Avenue railroad crossing. This location had been the last public crossing at which routine horns were still required to blow along the entire rail route from west downtown Vancouver all the way to the southeast corner of the City limits near Southeast 164th Avenue.

The City of Vancouver has been working with residents near the Southeast Chelsea Avenue railroad crossing to help quiet routine train horns. Recently, the City installed several public improvements needed to establish a quiet zone at this crossing. The required elements include median curbing, vertical reflectorized panels and some pedestrian access measures for users of nearby Wintler Park. Cost of these required improvements was less than $10,000.

This has now allowed for the establishment of a "train horn quiet zone," and the routine sounding of train horns at the Chelsea crossing are scheduled to cease by the end of November.

It is important to note that although a train horn quiet zone exists, if a train operator perceives a hazard on or near the tracks, the train horn will be used to warn that the train is coming. Vehicles and pedestrians are strongly reminded to always look for and be alert to approaching trains. Always obey the signs of train activity indicated when crossing warning gate arms and warning bells are activated.

For many years, the City of Vancouver has worked with residents to quiet train horns. Coordination with the Federal Railroad Administration, Burlington Northern Santa Fe and several citizen advocacy groups have helped establish train horn quiet zones at several public rail crossings from Vancouver's downtown area to the eastern City limits. To date, the City has been successful in eliminating the routine sounding of train horns at Southeast 164th Avenue, Southeast 148th Avenue, Southeast 139th Avenue, Southeast Beach Drive, West 8th Street and West Jefferson Street.

For information about train horn noise and the cooperative efforts of the City and residents in working for solutions, please visit the website at: www.cityofvancouver.us/trainhorns. For more details regarding the Southeast Chelsea Avenue railroad crossing, click on the "Central Vancouver" link.

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Deputies Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Crash (Photo)
Benton Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/29/14
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The Benton County Sheriff's Office is continuing it's investigation of a two vehicle motor vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 99W near Dawson Road, about three miles north of the city of Monroe. The crash resulted in serious injuries to both drivers and the arrest of one driver for multiple charges.

At about 9:25 pm on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to an injury motor vehicle crash on Highway 99W near Dawson Road. Deputies and medics from the Monroe Fire Department arrived. Sierra Campbell, 21, from Coos Bay, Oregon, was driving south on Highway 99W in a 2009 Pontiac G5 when she crossed the center dividing line. Her vehicle collided with a northbound 2004 Toyota Prius, driven by Donald Prickel, 69, from Corvallis, Oregon.

The Pontiac traveled off of the highway, struck a power pole, and came to rest on its side, about 30 feet off the highway. The airbags on the Pontiac were deployed. Sierra Campbell was ejected from the vehicle off the highway and was not wearing her seat belt. The Toyota came to rest just off the west side of the highway. The crash investigation resulted in the road being closed for approximately 2 hours.

Sierra Campbell was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital by the REACH Medical Helicopter with serious injuries. Donald Prickle was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital by the Corvallis Fire Department with injuries.

Deputies investigation into the crash resulted in Sierra Campbell being arrested for Assault III, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (Alcohol), Reckless Driving, and Reckless Endangering.

Deputies from are continuing their investigation into the crash and the Sheriff's Office is asking anyone who witnessed the crash or has any information to please contact Deputy Aaron Gevatosky at 541-766-6858.


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Minor Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 211 near Colton in Clackamas County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/29/14
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One person was injured following a minor injury crash Tuesday involving a commercial truck and passenger car on Highway 211 near Colton. The involved truck traveled off the highway and came to rest near a creek where approximately 190 gallons of diesel spilled into a creek.

According to Senior Trooper Jason Bledsoe, on October 28, 2014 at approximately 5:00 p.m., a commercial chip truck driven by DAVID C. TUCKER, age 50, from Eagle Creek, was approaching the rear of a car behind a slower moving vehicle southbound on a straight stretch of Highway 211 near milepost 19. The chip truck moved into the northbound lane to pass the car and slow moving vehicle when the car, driven by MARLENE MUHS, age 50, from Silverton, also attempted to pass. As the car moved toward the northbound lane it collided into the side of the chip truck and then swerved back to the right where it came to stop on the southbound shoulder.

TUCKER steered left where the chip truck drove off the roadway onto the shoulder where it traveled down the length of a drainage ditch. The truck came to an abrupt stop against a concrete culvert structure. The truck's fuel tanks ruptured, spilling approximately 190 gallons of diesel fuel into a creek.

Emergency responders from Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Colton Fire District, Molalla Rural Fire Protection District, ODOT and a HazMat team came to the scene. HazMat and fire personnel worked to contain the diesel spill.

TUCKER was transported by ambulance with minor injuries to Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center. He was treated and released.

MUHS was not injured.

OSP troopers from the Portland Area Command office conducted the investigation.

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Wells Fargo to hold Career Fair on Nov. 6 to fill 60 positions at Beaverton loan center
Wells Fargo - 10/29/14
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Wells Fargo will hold a Career Fair to fill 60 fulltime positions in the Loss Prevention department at its Barnhart Loan Center in Beaverton. Fifteen of the openings are with the center's bilingual/Spanish team.

The Career Fair will run 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 15520 N.W. Gateway Court in Beaverton.

Applicants are welcome to either bring their resume and ID to the Career Fair for an interview, or to apply online at WellsFargo.com/careers.

Wells Fargo is seeking applicants who have at least one year of experience in collections and customer service, as well as a consistent job history. The company will provide all new hires extensive training.

A variety of fulltime shift schedules are available, including possible shifts on weekends.

Wells Fargo benefits include medical, vision and dental insurance; a matching 401(k) plan; and tuition reimbursement. The open positions feature salaries that range from $11.50 to $16.00 an hour with the potential to earn a monthly bonus incentive.

The center employees wear casual attire every day. The center also features an on-site cafeteria.

The Barnhart Loan Center is currently home to about 1,500 Wells Fargo employees who work in a variety of departments. It is the largest concentration of Wells Fargo employees in the Pacific Northwest.

Serving Oregonians since 1852, Wells Fargo is the second largest bank in Oregon. The company employs 6,323 people in Oregon and S.W. Washington.

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One Year Later: OSP Continues to Ask For Public's Help to Find Driver & Vehicle Involved in Double Fatal Hit & Run Deaths near Cave Junction
Oregon State Police - 10/29/14
One year later, Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing to ask for the public's help to locate the vehicle and driver involved in the death of two men on October 30, 2013, who were reportedly struck by a vehicle on Highway 199 about two miles south of Cave Junction in Josephine County.

According to Sergeant Jeff Fitzgerald, on October 30, 2013 at approximately 12:15 a.m., a report was received that two people were struck by a vehicle in the 27000 block of Highway 199 near milepost 30 south of Cave Junction. When emergency responders arrived, they confirmed two males were deceased and the involved vehicle and driver was not at the scene. The victims were identified as JARRED QUINN HOUSTON, age 21, from Cave Junction, and ROBERT ROB CALVIN, age 41, from Cave Junction.

The men were reportedly involved in a dispute that turned physical in the southbound lane of travel where they were struck by the suspect vehicle that left the scene southbound without stopping.

The suspect vehicle was described as light colored, possibly beige or tan, 1980's style single cab Toyota pickup with matching color canopy and front end damage.

OSP Criminal Investigations Division and Patrol Services Division have invested hundreds of hours into the ongoing investigation. OSP detectives from the Central Point Area Command office are leading the investigation.

A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered through the Crime Stoppers of Southern Oregon program for information that leads to an arrest and the filing of charges http://bit.ly/1yGJKns. In addition, the families were offering a reward of up to $5,000 to help solve this case.

Anyone with information to help in this investigation is asked to call OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 776-6111.

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Watch your vote count Nov. 4 on CVTV channel 23 or CVTV.org
City of Vancouver - 10/29/14
Vancouver, Wash. - Clark/Vancouver Television (CVTV), local government cable channel 23, will provide the only live, local election night television coverage in Clark County starting at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Viewers can turn to Comcast channel 23 for up-to-the-minute Clark County election results, analysis and commentary. Live CVTV election coverage is also available to viewers on the Internet at www.cvtv.org.

Coverage will include candidate interviews at Clark College's Gaiser Hall by Dave Schmitke, CVTV Contributor, and Dr. Carolyn Long, Associate Professor for the Department of Political Science at Washington State University Vancouver.

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

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Update: Missing Woman Found Safe in Lincoln Beach in Lincoln County
Oregon State Police - 10/29/14
UPDATE: Missing woman found safe in Lincoln Beach and is no longer missing. Thank you for your interest.

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Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue and Lincoln County area emergency responders, are asking for the public's help to locate a missing 33-year old woman last seen Tuesday night in Lincoln Beach, a small community north of Depoe Bay.

ELIZABETH (Betsy) ANNE GARNER, age 33, was reportedly last seen October 28, 2014 at approximately 8:00 p.m. at Fishing Rock State Park in Lincoln Beach where she was dropped off by a co-worker. She is presently living in the Gleneden Beach area.

GARNER is described as a white female, 5'11" tall, 155 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was wearing a gray jacket over a blue shirt, black pants, and may or may not have shoes on.

OSP was notified on October 29 at approximately 12:13 a.m. A search was started involving OSP troopers and detectives, Gleneden Beach Fire District, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office deputies and Search & Rescue personnel, and Lincoln City Police Department. A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter was scheduled to join the area search at daylight.

Anyone with information regarding the location of GARNER is asked to call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at 800-452-7888 or 9-1-1.

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Portland Police Launch "IDME" Webpage to Help Solve Crimes (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/29/14
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Today, Wednesday October 29, 2014, the Portland Police Bureau has launched a new webpage designed to help identify unknown suspects, persons of interest or critical witnesses in a variety of unsolved cases.

"IDME" features surveillance images, a brief case description and case number, investigator's name, and a way to submit information directly to the investigator.

People with information can leave their contact information but it is not required.

The page also features links to other law enforcement agencies in the Portland Metro area that have similar programs. The other agencies include the Washington County (OR) Sheriff's Office, the Clackamas County (OR) Sheriff's Office, the Clark County (WA) Sheriff's Office, and the Vancouver (WA) Police Department.

The page can be accessed here: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/idme/index.cfm

Updates will be posted regularly and will be shared via Twitter and Facebook.

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Eight St. Mary's Academy students selected for the Oregon All-State Choir, one freshman selected for the Oregon All-State Orchestra
St. Mary's Acad. (Downtown) - 10/29/14
Eight St. Mary's Academy students have been selected to sing in the Oregon Music Educator's All-State Choir, and one freshman has been accepted into the Oregon Music Educator's All-State Orchestra. These nine students will be joining some of the best student-musicians from across the state to perform at the Oregon Music Education Association (OMEA) Conference on Sunday, January 18, 2015 in Eugene, Ore.

"I am so proud of the number of students who have been selected for this elite choir and orchestra. All of our students work really hard on their craft, and it is a great honor to be recognized and chosen to perform in front of Oregon's Music Educators. I am excited to see them on stage next January," said Kathy Briggs, St. Mary's Academy's director of choral music.

OMEA is comprised of approximately 900 members who are dedicated to the music education of Oregonians of all ages. A majority of members are educators ranging from elementary school music teachers to college professors. Students were asked to send their audio track to OMEA this fall, under the supervision of their teacher-member of OMEA. Auditions were held online by screeners who reviewed student recordings. To learn more about the OMEA and to purchase tickets to the OMEA conference in January visit www.oregonmusic.org.

All-State Honor Orchestra
Maeve Nagel-Frazel (violin - freshman)

All-State Honor Choir
Larissa Banitt (Alto II - senior)
Iris Cohn (Alto I - sophomore)
Grace Hermes (Mezzo-Soprano - sophomore)
Lindsay Hope (Alto II - junior)
Caroline Immroth (Alto I - senior)
Maddi Nelson (Soprano - senior)
Megan Piggott (Mezzo-Soprano - senior)
Sydney Wagner (Soprano - sophomore)
10/28/14
Homicide Detectives Make Additional Arrest in Downtown Portland Homicide of Marc Sundin (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/28/14
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On Tuesday October 28, 2014, Portland Police Homicide detectives arrested 20-year-old Andrew William Metzner in connection with the October 15 homicide of 43-year-old Marc Sundin.

Metzner will be booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Murder. The attached booking photo is from an October 26, 2014 arrest on unrelated charges.

On October 20, 2014, 18-year-old Wesley Lawrence Curtis and 23-year-old Adam Lawrence Elder in connection with the murder. Curtis remains in custody while Elder was released on October 25 without charges.

This investigation began on Thursday October 16, 2014, at 2:25 a.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to Southwest 4th and Madison Street on an assault call after Federal Police located a man collapsed on the sidewalk with an apparent stab wound.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, Marc Sundin, on the southeast corner of the intersection. Medical personnel determined that Sundin was deceased after being stabbed in the chest.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to contact Detective Mark Slater at (503) 823-9319, mark.slater@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Rico Beniga at (503) 823-0457, rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov

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Pedestrian Safety Enhancement in Cornelius (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/28/14
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October 28, 2014--Washington County Sheriff's Traffic Team Deputies assisted deputies serving the City of Cornelius enforce pedestrian safety in the city.

Pedestrians struck by vehicles are one of the most hazardous crash types for potentially serious or fatal injuries. In 2010, 4,280 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 70,000 were injured in traffic crashes in the United States. On average, a pedestrian was killed every two hours and injured every eight minutes in traffic crashes. Crashes that occurred exclusively on private property, including parking lots and driveways, were excluded from the statistics.

Sheriff's Deputies respond to many traffic related incidents that could have been avoided if all drivers were safe and considerate. Deputies are reminding drivers to slow down, avoid distractions and pay extra attention for pedestrians and bicyclists as the daylight hours grow shorter. The rainy season also presents increased driving difficulties as driver vision is decreased.
Per ORS 811.028, Failure to stop and remain stopped for pedestrian, the driver of a vehicle commits the offense of failure to stop and remain stopped for a pedestrian if the driver does not stop and remain stopped for a pedestrian. The pedestrian may be at a marked crosswalk or any intersection which are considered an unmarked crosswalk.

On October 27, 2014, advisory signs were placed at North Adair and North 13th Street in Cornelius warning drivers that there would be a pedestrian safety enforcement detail today (photo attached). There were four Traffic Safety Team motorcycles assigned to assist with the detail. From 11:30 a.m. through 12:30 p.m., deputies issued 22 citations for Fail to Yield to a Pedestrian (photo attached). This violation carries a $260 fine. During this one hour detail, deputies observed hundreds of additional violations but could only stop a small percentage.

Please remember to be safe and extra cautious of pedestrians.


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Yacolt Traffic crash involving school bus
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/28/14
At 12:47 Hrs. today 911 received a report of an injury traffic collision involving a school bus at the 37800 block on NE Amboy Rd. Battle Ground School District bus #11 was south bound on NE Amboy Rd when a north bound passenger vehicle crossed over the center line and sideswiped the school bus. The N/B passenger vehicle then collided head on with another passenger vehicle that had been following the school bus, S/B on Amboy Road. North Country EMS responded along with sheriff's deputies. Both adult drivers in the passenger vehicles and a front seat passenger in the N/B vehicle sustained injuries and were transported to area hospitals. The extent of their injuries are unknown at this time.
Four middle school age children riding on the school bus sustained minor injuries and were transported to local hospitals. Their parents were notified. The driver of the school bus was not injured. The school bus was coming from Amboy Middle School loaded with 35 children headed to Yacolt. Students were transferred to a second bus, parents were notified to re-unite with students at Yacolt Primary School.
The Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit is investigating the collision. Nothing further will be released at this time. Scene photos are posted to @ClarkcoSheriff on Twitter.
UPDATE w/ SUSPECT HEIGHT CORRECTION: County Commissioners increase reward to $25k for Waxenfelter murder suspect; tips still sought in Dirck White search (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/28/14
Suspect Dirck White
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UPDATE (Tuesday, October 28, 2014): REWARD INCREASED TO $25k; TIPS STILL SOUGHT

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The Clackamas County Commissioners have increased the reward offered for information leading to the arrest of DIRCK MORGAN WHITE, 42, the prime suspect in the murder of Assistant Clackamas County Weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter, who was shot and killed on Feb. 6 while on duty.

The reward, which was $16,000, has been increased to $25,000.

On February 6, 2014, Clackamas County Weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter was executed while conducting a traffic stop on a commercial truck near Boring, Oregon. Waxenfelter, who was 47 years old with a wife and three children, was shot in the head and died at the scene. The shooting was witnessed by a civilian who was riding with Waxenfelter.

At the time of the shooting, White had an active warrant for his arrest out of Pierce County, Washington for weapons charges. White is also wanted for questioning in a child rape case. A Clackamas County arrest warrant for Murder and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm has been issued for White and he is extraditable nationwide.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office continues to work with the U.S. Marshals to track down White. Dirck White was last known to be driving a silver 2004 Mercedes 320 four-door sedan with Washington license plate ANB7070.

Dirck Morgan White, 42, is described as a Hispanic man, 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 190 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. A new suspect bulletin with photos and reward info is attached (in PDF and JPEG formats).

If you see Dirck Morgan White or the silver 2004 Mercedes E320 sedan with Washington license plates ANB7070, call 911 immediately. You can call the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 503-723-4949 or leave a tip online at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp

White should be considered ARMED AND DANGEROUS.

Earlier Sheriff's Office releases in this case are below.

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EARLIER (Wednesday, May 28, 2014) -- AUTHORITIES SEARCH FOR IOWA 911 TIPSTER; $16k [update 10/28: now $25k] REWARD FOR INFO

On February 6, 2014, Clackamas County Weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter was executed while conducting a traffic stop on a commercial truck near Boring, Oregon. Waxenfelter, who was 47 years old with a wife and three children, was shot in the head and died at the scene. The shooting was witnessed by a civilian who was riding with Waxenfelter.

Investigators later identified 41-year-old Dirck Morgan White as the suspect in this murder. At the time of the shooting, White had an active warrant for his arrest out of Pierce County, Washington for weapons charges. White is also wanted for questioning in a child rape case. Investigators believe White may have thought Waxenfelter was a police officer.

White was last known to be driving a silver 2004 Mercedes 320 four-door sedan with Washington license plate ANB7070. A Clackamas County arrest warrant for Murder and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm has been issued for Dirck Morgan White and is extraditable nationwide.

Dirck Morgan White is described as a Hispanic man, 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 190 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

Suspect and vehicle photos and suspect surveillance video are attached, along with a PDF of a new suspect flyer.

AUTHORITIES SEEK IOWA-AREA TIPS

On April 5, 2014, the Iowa State Patrol received a 911 call from a citizen who observed the above-listed silver 2004 Mercedes E320 sedan traveling on Hwy 330 near Des Moines, Iowa. The citizen reported a subject in this vehicle firing a gun out of the vehicle.

Investigators would like to speak with the person who called 911 on April 5, 2014 or anyone else who may have seen Dirck White or the silver 2004 Mercedes E320 sedan.

REWARD OFFERED

A $16,000 reward [increased to $25,000 in October 2014] is being offered for information leading to the arrest of White. If you see Dirck Morgan White or the silver 2004 Mercedes E320 sedan with Washington license plates ANB7070, call 911 immediately. You can call the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 503-723-4949 or leave a tip online at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp

White should be considered ARMED AND DANGEROUS.

[END UPDATE]
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EARLIER: Wednesday 4/9/14

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office continues to work with the U.S. Marshals to track down homicide suspect Dirck White. White is the prime suspect in the murder of Weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter on February 6th of this year.

The reward money is now $16,000 for information leading to the arrest of Dirck White. Anyone with information is urged to call the Clackamas County Sheriff's tip line - 503 723 4949, or tips can be submitted on line at http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/forms/tip.html

Attached:
Photos of suspect and vehicle
PDF information flyer
Video clip of suspect

PREVIOUS RELEASE:

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is now working with the U.S. Marshals in the manhunt for White, who is believed to have murdered Clackamas County weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter.

NEW SUSPECT FOOTAGE

Attached photo/video is from footage taken of suspect Dirck White at a local store just days before the Feb. 6 murder.

If you see Dirck White or the suspect vehicle -- a four-door 2004 Mercedes 320 bearing Washington license plate ANB7070 -- call 911 immediately. Do not approach, as White is still considered armed and dangerous.

NEW SUSPECT INFO; WEAPONS CHARGE IN WA; WANTED FOR CHILD SEX-CRIME QUESTIONING

At the time of the Feb. 6 murder, White was a delivery driver for O'Malley Brothers Trucking in Estacada.

The owner and staff of O'Malley Brothers trucking have been very cooperative with investigators.

Murder victim and Clackamas County weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter had reportedly stopped Dirck White while White was driving a truck hauling wood for not having a license plate on the trailer.

Clackamas County detectives have been in contact with the Pierce County Sheriff's Office in Washington. Pierce County has an active warrant for White's arrest on a weapons charge. White is also a suspect and wanted for questioning for a sex crime regarding the rape of a child in Pierce County.

CCPOBF ESTABLISHES GRADY WAXENFELTER FUND FOR VICTIM'S FAMILY

A donation fund has been set up by the Clackamas County Peace Officers Benevolent Foundation (CCOBF). CCPOBF has no overhead fees -- 100% of donations go directly to the Waxenfelter family to help cover expenses.

Donations can be made at any Clackamas County Federal Credit Union Branch or can be mailed to CCPOBF, P.O. Box 678, Clackamas, OR 97015 -- with donations made out to "CCPOBF" with "Grady Waxenfelter Fund" in the in the memo line.

More info on the CCPOBF can be found at http://ccpobf.org/

[END UPDATE]
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EARLIER (FRIDAY 2/7/2014, 9:45 A.M.): SUSPECT BULLETIN RELEASED

Attached to this release in JPEG and PDF formats is a new suspect bulletin for homicide suspect DIRCK MORGAN WHITE -- 41 years old, from Edgewood, WA. It includes photos of the suspect and suspect vehicle, a 2004 Mercedes 320 bearing Washington license plate ANB7070.

Call 911 if you see Dirck White. He is considered armed and dangerous.
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EARLIER (2/7/14, 9 a.m.)

The victim in this case has been identified as Grady Waxenfelter, a weighmaster in the Transportation Maintenance Division of Clackamas County.

Grady came to Clackamas County in 1987 as a mechanic, was promoted to senior mechanic in 1999 and served as a County weighmaster since 2005. The Sheriff's Office offers its deepest condolences to his family, friends, and co-workers.

Attached to this release are photos of the actual suspect vehicle in this case. This is a 2004 Mercedes 320 bearing the Washington license plate of ANB7070.

Please call 911 if you see this vehicle or have information regarding the whereabouts of DIRCK MORGAN WHITE. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Investigators are working around the clock to track down the suspect in this case.
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EARLIER:

On Thursday, Feb. 6 at 10:48 a.m., Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a reported shooting on Hwy. 224 near Amsigger Road outside of Barton. The shooting is considered a homicide, and suspect Dirck Morgan White -- 41, of Edgefield, WA -- is still at large and considered armed and dangerous. Tips are sought. If you see Dirck White, call 911 immediately.

At 10:48 a.m., an unknown caller contacted 911 to report a person had been fatally shot. Deputies arrived and discovered the deceased was a Clackamas County weighmaster.

At this writing, SWAT and other first responders are searching for suspect Dirck Morgan White and his vehicle -- a silver 4-door 2004 Mercedes 320 bearing the Washington license plate ANB7070. Full description below.

Deputies closed Highway 224 between Bakers Ferry Rd. (on the west side) and Hwy. 224 and 211 (on the east side), and also closed Amsigger Road while CRAFT (Crime Reconstruction and Forensic Team) and CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) responded to the crime scene. Highway 224 and Amsigger Rd are now re-opened.

Complete family notifications are still underway, and we will release the victim information at a later date.

SUSPECT INFO, PHOTOS; TIPS SOUGHT

Based on evidence gathered at the scene, a suspect has been identified. Police are searching for DIRCK MORGAN WHITE -- 41 years old, from Edgewood, WA. Suspect photos are attached. He is considered armed and dangerous. White is wanted on a weapons offense out of Pierce County, Washington.

Dirck White was last seen driving a silver 4-door 2004 Mercedes 320 bearing the Washington license plate ANB7070.

If you see homicide suspect Dirck White, do NOT engage him -- call 911 or contact your local law enforcement.

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Attached Media Files: Store surveillance footage taken of suspect Dirck White at a local store just days before Feb. 6 murder , UPDATE: New suspect bulletin w/ reward info (PDF format) , Suspect vehicle , Suspect vehicle , Suspect Dirck White , Suspect Dirck White , UPDATE: New suspect bulletin w/ reward info (JPG format)
Vancouver Chamber's VP Hired as SWCA Executive Director
Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce - 10/28/14
(VANCOUVER, Wash.) - The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Darcy Altizer, VP of Membership Services has been named the new Executive Director of Southwest Washington Contractors Association (SWCA). As Executive Director she will be in charge of growing and maintaining SWCA's membership base and program development. She will also manage the overall financial health of the organization.

As the GVCC's VP of Member Services Altizer managed the GVCC Ambassador program, Leads and Needs Networking, a variety of workshops, and providing ongoing membership orientation, mentorship and retention. Under her leadership the GVCC grew in membership by 25% over the past three years.

"Darcy will excel as an executive director SWCA, building programs and providing services to businesses in SW Washington," said Kelly Love, CEO of GVCC. "While we are sad to lose her, we celebrate her new opportunity to lead in our business community."

"We had great interest and very high quality candidates for this position, and in the end Darcy's depth of experience in delivering membership services, overseeing the outreach and recruitment of new members and retention of existing members were clear deciding factors for our Board" said Joe Currie current SWCA President.

"The Chamber family is large with 1,100 businesses but it's also a tight knit community," said Eric Sawyer, Board Chair. "Darcy is well respected and will be greatly missed. Our consolation is that we'll have opportunities to work with her in her new leadership role. She's a good friend of business and a trusted friend of the chamber."

Altizer is also active in the community and serves on the board of Leadership Clark County of which she is a 2009 graduate.

About the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC):
Founded in 1890, the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC) is a non-profit organization aimed at advancing and strengthening the regional business community through member services, public affairs advocacy and community building. The Chamber is a supportive alliance of diverse member businesses, individuals and organizations, working together toward long-term business prosperity. The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is the heart of Clark County's business community, advocating for sound, sensible and dynamic policies that ensure a vital economic climate while improving Vancouver's infrastructure and quality of life. For more information, please visit www.vancouverusa.com.
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Grant Neighborhood Heritage Calendar Available
City of Salem - 10/28/14
The Grant Neighborhood was designated as Salem's first Heritage Neighborhood by the Salem Historic Landmarks Commission (HLC) in May 2014. This program was established to help encourage Salem neighborhoods to learn about their history and provide them with an opportunity to engage in a positive way with the City's historic preservation program. The program is currently funding two projects for the Grant Neighborhood, a Neighborhood Calendar, and an Architectural Design Handbook.

The Calendar features professional photographs of residential homes, streetscapes, churches, and neighborhood projects as well as interesting details, historic facts and trivia about the neighborhood. The Calendar is currently for sale for $15.00, just in time for Christmas shopping!

**Proceeds from sales will fund the next Grant Neighborhood project**
(Make checks payable to City of Salem)
Calendars can be ordered online at: GRANTNEIGHBORHOOD.ORG/CALENDAR or by the attached form.
** ORDERS ARE PLACED WEEKLY, PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY ORDER **
Please contact us for pricing on shipping more than one calendar or for mailings outside the Salem/Keizer area


Attached Media Files: 2014-10/1081/79182/Grant_Neighborhood_Calendar_Project_Press_Release_1.pdf
Donations Support Battle Ground Veterans Memorial Project and Kiwanis Park (Photo)
City of Battle Ground - 10/28/14
Garden Club Donation
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Two organizations have recently donated funds to support Kiwanis Park and the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial Project that will be located at the park.

The Battle Ground Garden Club, established in 1948, recently made the decision to disband the organization due to a decline in membership. The Club had served the community through educational seminars and workshops for over 6 decades. In a final gesture of service, the club donated their remaining funds to the Park Foundation to be used for two City of Battle Ground park projects - a bench to be placed at Kiwanis Park and a cash donation of $592 to be used for the Veterans Memorial Project. The bench, which overlooks the play area at Kiwanis Park, was unveiled at a dedication ceremony on October 14th.

Heather Porter of Morton's Stoves, Pools & Spas presented a check in the amount of $497 at a recent City Council meeting to support the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial Project. The Battle Ground business raised the money through selling raffle tickets for an electric fireplace. "When people learned the fundraiser was for the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial Project, they dug a little deeper into their pockets to show their support" said Ms. Porter.

Kiwanis Park will be the future site of the Veterans Memorial to honor local veterans who have died in service to their country. This place of honor will provide the community an area for private reflection as well as a gathering place for events honoring the fallen. Groundbreaking for the project is expected to occur in 2015.

Funding for the Veterans Memorial is solely dependent on public donations and contributions of in-kind services and materials. To contribute to the project or for further information, visit www.cityofbg.org/veteransmemorial or contact Parks & Recreation Director Debbi Hanson at 360-342-5385 or at bgparksandrec@cityofbg.org.


Attached Media Files: Garden Club Donation , Morton's Stoves, Pools, Spas Donation
Drug Search Warrant Results in 4 Arrests and seizure of Drugs Firearms and Cash (Photo)
Clatsop Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/28/14
Drugs,Cash,Guns Seized
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In October 2014, the Clatsop County Interagency Narcotics Taskforce, with assistance from Clatskanie Police Department, began an investigation of suspected methamphetamine and heroin dealer Christopher R Carter, 31 of Clatskanie. Law Enforcement had information Carter was selling significant quantities of methamphetamine and heroin in the communities of Westport and Clatskanie.

The morning of October 28th, the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office, with assistance of Clatskanie Police Department and a Columbia County Sheriff's Deputy, executed a search warrant at 13775 Colvin Rd. in rural Columbia County. Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office supported the mission with a narcotics detection canine along with Clatskanie Police narcotics canine.

Christopher Carter was arrested for possession and delivery of a controlled substance for both methamphetamine and heroin, felon in possession of a firearm, frequenting a place where controlled substances are used and an outstanding warrant. Michael Houle, 24, of Clatskanie, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine. The owner of the residence, 24 year-old James Campbell, was arrested for felon in possession of a firearm, frequenting and possession of methamphetamine. Sara Hilton, 22, also of Clatskanie, was arrested for frequenting a place where controlled substances are used. Additional charges are being sent to the Columbia County District Attorney's Office for consideration.

Detectives seized over $5600.00 in cash, two rifles, a pistol, a revolver, ammunition pounds of marijuana, 2.5 ounces of heroin and 9.5 ounces of methamphetamine, scales, packaging material and other related items.


Attached Media Files: Drugs,Cash,Guns Seized , Methamphetamine Seized , Heroin Seized , Clatskanie Police Dept
Carve Your Pumpkin? Pick Your Costume? Trick-or-Treat? Drink-or-Drive? Keep Halloween Fun, Not Tragic (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/28/14
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The Oregon State Police (OSP) and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) join the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in reminding motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians to use extra caution on Halloween night. Nationwide, Halloween is a particularly deadly night due to the high number of drunk drivers on the roads and the increase in pedestrians during the evening hours.

According to NHTSA, almost half of all crash fatalities in 2012 on Halloween night involved a drunk driver. In Oregon, ODOT Fatality Analysis Reporting Section (FARS) reports a more frightening statistic with 90 percent of all fatalities (10) on Halloween night between 1998 and 2008 occurring in alcohol and/or drug-involved traffic crashes. During the last two years on Halloween night, ODOT FARS reports 3 Halloween night traffic fatalities.

Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween as any other day of the year. With Halloween falling on a Friday night there is extra concern. ODOT, OSP and local law agencies urge everyone to 'See and Be Seen' and remember these friendly safety reminders:

Motorists

* Use caution while behind the wheel.
- Slow down and be alert in residential areas.
- Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully.
- Eliminate distractions so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
- Expect bicyclists. Expect pedestrians.

* Drive sober or get pulled over.
- Before the Halloween parties begin, plan a way to get home safely at the end of the night.
- Always designate a sober driver, even if you only plan to "have a few". Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.
- Use your community's sober ride program or take a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation.

* Watch out for your family, friends, and neighbors.
- If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact local law enforcement.
- If you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make safe travel arrangements to where they are going.

Pedestrian & Bicyclists

* Don't assume a driver can see you. See and be seen.
* Walking or bicycling impaired can be just as dangerous as drunk driving.
* Designate a sober friend to walk or accompany you home.

* Keep kids safe.
- Children out at night should have adult supervision.
- Kids should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.
- Choose face paint when possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child's vision.
- Decorate costumes with reflective tape and have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights.

* Important reminders for pedestrians.
- Walk on the shoulder of the road facing traffic, when sidewalks are not available.
- When walking, pay attention to traffic, not your cell phone.
- Always cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
- Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.

Everyone is urged to play an important part in keeping our highways and city streets safe by immediately reporting aggressive, dangerous, and intoxicated drivers to the Oregon State Police at 1-800-24DRUNK (1-800-243-7865) or call 9-1-1.

Halloween image - NHTSA

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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Discovery of 68 lbs of Marijuana, Arrest of Two Washington Men - Interstate 5 near Medford (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/28/14
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An Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop early Saturday morning near Medford led to the arrest of two Washington men after the trooper discovered approximately 68 pounds of marijuana in their rented vehicle. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.

On October 25, 2014 at approximately 12:53 a.m., an OSP trooper stopped a rented 2014 Hyundai Sonata displaying California license plates for a speeding violation on Interstate 5 northbound near milepost 29. The trooper identified the two occupants as driver MICHAEL EDWARD GREEN, age 46, and passenger SHAUN BOOTH, age 41, both from Buckley, Washington.

Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led the trooper to discover approximately 68 pounds of marijuana concealed inside the vehicle. In addition, approximately 10 grams of Psilocybin mushrooms was also found. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $125,000.

Both men was arrested without incident and lodged in the Jackson County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana, and Unlawful Possession of Psilocybin Mushrooms.

Photograph Sources:
Marijuana Photo - Oregon State Police
Green & Booth Photos - Jackson County Jail

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Cherriots Celebrates 35 Years of Service With Two Free Events
Cherriots - Salem Keizer Transit - 10/28/14
November 6, 2014 marks Cherriots' 35th year of service to the community. To celebrate this anniversary, Salem-Keizer Transit is honoring its riders with two special events.

FREE RIDE ON ELECTION DAY
On Tuesday, November 4, Cherriots buses will be fare free all day to show appreciation to the community and to encourage current and new riders to use the bus to go to work or school, or to shop or turn in their ballots on Election Day. (Please note: fare free day only applies to Cherriots buses. All other service, such as CherryLift, CARTS, RED Line, 1X and 2X, are not included.)

"Whether you're a long-time rider, a current supporter or have never tried our service, we invite you to take a ride," said Salem-Keizer Transit General Manager Allan Pollock.

35TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
On Thursday, November 6 the community is invited to celebrate with Salem-Keizer Transit. Cake and refreshments will be served from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in the Customer Service Lobby at Courthouse Square in downtown Salem, 220 High St. NE.

35 YEARS: IT'S BEEN A GOOD RIDE
In 1966 the City of Salem purchased a privately-owned company that provided transportation to the area, and retained most of the drivers and the fleet of 1949 Ford buses. This service, named Cherriots, was a department of the city. In November 1979, voters approved a ballot measure creating the Salem Area Mass Transit District. This measure transferred responsibility of public transportation from the city of Salem to a transit district with its own leadership and board of directors. In 2003, to better reflect the community it serves, the District's name became Salem-Keizer Transit, although the bus system is still widely known as Cherriots.

Over the past 35 years Salem-Keizer Transit has adapted to better serve the area's changing community. In 1990, nine new wheelchair-equipped buses hit the road and by 2006 Salem-Keizer Transit's fleet was 100% wheelchair accessible. In 2013 the new eco-friendly Keizer Transit Center was opened.

Salem-Keizer Transit is as unique as the communities it serves. Find interesting and surprising facts at www.cherriots.org/35thanniversary.
State agency committee to meet Nov. 7 on proposed gold mine in Malheur County
Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries - 10/28/14
ALBANY, Ore. - The Water Resources Subcommittee of the Technical Review Team for the Calico Resources proposed gold mine in Malheur County will meet via conference call on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 10 a.m. to noon PST.

The public may listen to the meeting by phone, or listen to the call in person at the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) Portland offices at 800 NE Oregon St., Ste. 965. To listen by phone, contact the DOGAMI offices in Albany at 541-967-2040 for call-in instructions.

The meeting agenda is available here: http://bit.ly/caliconov7

The Technical Review Team (TRT) is an interdisciplinary team of state agencies that reviews the application and develops consolidated permit conditions that conform to Oregon regulations. The federal Bureau of Land Management serves on the Team in an ex-officio role. The TRT Water Resources Subcommittee focuses on water quality and water quantity issues related to the proposed project.

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A Community Conversation: Services for Seniors and People with Disabilities in Oregon - Salem
OR Department of Human Services - 10/28/14
Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) would like to invite you to come and share ideas about the future of Oregon's services for seniors and people with disabilities. This is your opportunity to help Oregon decide what should be done to improve future services. There will be a short presentation followed by a group discussion. Refreshments will be provided. Everyone is welcome, and we would love to hear what home and community mean to you--Now and as you age. Meetings will be held:

* Thursday November 6th from 1:30pm - 3:00pm at Center 50+, 2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem.

Interpreters for people who are non-English speakers, who are deaf or hard of hearing or other accommodations for persons with disabilities are available. Please contact Rebecca Arce at Rebecca.e.arce@state.or.us or 503-947-5019 to make arrangements at least 48 hours before the meeting. For general information please contact Bob Weir at 503-947-2321 or bob.weir@dhsoha.state.or.us.
Brownsville Man Hit By Train
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 10/28/14
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports his deputies are investigating the death of a 19-year old man that was struck and killed by a train near the address of 2180 Old Salem Road, Albany.

On October 27, 2014, at about 10:56 p.m. the Sheriff's Office 9-1-1 Dispatch Center received a call from a Georgia Pacific Chemical Division employee reporting a person was walking south on the railroad tracks. The caller told dispatch the person was struck by a southbound Amtrak train. The train was fifteen cars in length which included the engine.

The victim was identified as Luke James Warner, from Brownsville.

Emergency Personnel from the Albany Fire Department and Linn County Deputies searched the area and located Warner near the railroad tracks at about 11:03 p.m.

The investigation reveals Warner and Bailey Anne Weinberg 18 years old of Canby, had run out of gas while traveling on I-5. They began walking on the railroad tracks towards Albany for gas.

While walking near Georgia Pacific they were confronted by an employee who told them it was not safe as trains travel through that area at a high rate of speed. Moments later Warner was hit by the train.

Weinberg was not injured.

Fisher Funeral Home removed Warner from the scene and the investigation is continuing.
Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 199 at Hayes Hill in Josephine County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/28/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Monday afternoon's two-vehicle injury crash that occurred on Highway 199 at Hayes Hill near Wonder in Josephine County. Two people were transported with non-life threatening injuries.

On October 27, 2014 at approximately 4:49 p.m., a 1980 Ford pickup driven by RODGER C. KELM, age 58, from White City, was southbound on Highway 199 near milepost 15 when his pickup became disabled causing KELM to pull to the shoulder. The Ford pickup was parked with emergency flashers activated and the left side wheels about two feet into the right southbound lane.

According to witnesses, approaching southbound traffic was able to move to the left lane to get past the stopped Ford pickup. An approaching 1999 Dodge pickup driven by FRANK B. ROSSI JR, age 43, from Selma, failed to move to the left and crashed into the left rear of the stopped Ford pickup. Both vehicles came to rest in the right southbound lane and shoulder.

FRANK ROSSI was not using safety restraints and was extricated by fire personnel from Rural/Metro Fire and Illinois Valley Fire District. Female passenger, RAEVIN ROSSI, age 17, was using safety restraints. Both were transported by AMR ambulance to Asante Three Rivers Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

KELM refused medical transport from the scene.

Initial investigation led OSP to cite KELM for No Operators License and Driving Uninsured. A decision on other enforcement action for the Dodge pickup's driver is pending further investigation. Senior Trooper Scott Holsworth is the lead investigator.

In addition to fire and medical personnel, OSP was assisted at the scene by Josephine County Sheriff's Office and ODOT. Traffic was diverted past the scene using available traffic lanes for about 2 hours.

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TOMORROW: State to Release 2013 Report on Adult Abuse Following Gert Boyle Presentation at National Adult Protection Conference in Portland
OR Department of Human Services - 10/28/14
When: Tomorrow, October 29, 2014 2:30 p.m.
Where: Portland Waterfront Marriot Hotel, 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland
Salons E and F

What: Last year, Oregon DHS received over 35,000 reports of possible abuse of older or vulnerable Oregonians. At this conference, Oregon will release its 2013 statistics, which show an increase in both financial exploitation and neglect. Key facts about abuse in Oregon will be shared.
(There are over 600 people registered for this international conference, experts from 43 states, five tribal nations and three foreign countries will be participating).
Why: The issue of adult abuse continues to impact our state, our nation and our world. The fact that Oregon is hosting this major event speaks to the heightened awareness and concern over adult abuse.
Who: Highlighted speakers:
* Marie Cervantes, Director of Oregon's Office of Adult Abuse Prevention Investigations. She will present Oregon's 2013 stats.
* Kathleen Quinn, Executive Director of the National Adult Protective Services Association. She will give a national perspective.
* 12 year old Rayanna Blair of Lakeview, Oregon will be introduced. She will be receiving a special award at the conference for reporting the abuse of a 90 year old and ultimately saving her life. Everyone needs to take responsibility for protecting our elders. Here is a video about this brave youngster: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ikC54yRhRE&feature=youtu.be
The briefing will take place right after the keynote presentation by Gert Boyle. Mrs. Boyle is 90 years old, lives in "independent living," goes to work full time at Columbia Sportswear, where she is chairman of the board. When she was in her late 80's she was the victim of a brutal attack. She will give professionals advice on how to work with older victims.
Format: The presentation will be short. Following the briefing, presenters will be available for interviews. Workshops are open for the media. Conference program is attached.


Attached Media Files: NAPSA program
PF&R Responds to a School Bus VS Pedestrian Accident (162/Sandy)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 10/28/14
This morning at 7:00 AM Portland Fire & Rescue crews responded to the intersection of NE 162nd Ave./NE Sandy Blvd. Initial reports indicated that a pedestrian was struck and pinned under a school bus. Arriving firefighters found an adult male down under the bus.

The mans clothing and backpack were entangled in the buses undercarriage. The man's body wasn't physically pinned. Firefighters were able to quickly free the man and he was transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. The man was entered into the trauma system. Trauma system entry indicates either serious traumatic injury or the possibility of the same.

Portland Fire & Rescue reminds pedestrians and drivers to be especially vigilant as the days get shorter and winter weather sets in. Drivers should avoid distracted driving (cell phones etc.) and pedestrians should wear bright or reflective clothing and lights at night.
10/27/14
OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Wanted Felon, Seizure of 3/4 Ounce of Methamphetamine - Highway 97 north of Terrebonne
Oregon State Police - 10/27/14
A Bend man was also arrested Monday morning during a traffic stop north of Terrebonne when an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper found he was wanted on a felony warrant and also seized approximately 3/4 of an ounce of crystal methamphetamine.

On October 27, 2014 at approximately 6:21 a.m., an OSP senior trooper stopped a Volkswagen Jetta displaying Oregon license plates on Highway 97 near SW Norris Lane north of Terrebonne for failure to driver with a lane. During the traffic stop the trooper identified the driver as THOMAS VAN HOOSE, age 39, from Bend, and learned he was driving with a suspended license and was wanted on a warrant for Absconding Parole.

VAN HOOSE was arrested for misdemeanor Driving While Suspended and on the warrant. A drug detection canine from Warm Springs Police Department responded to the scene. A subsequent search found approximately 3/4 of an ounce of crystal methamphetamine on VAN HOOSE and concealed inside the vehicle.

VAN HOOSE was lodged in the Jefferson County Jail for the felony warrant, misdemeanor Driving While Suspended, and Unlawful Possession, Delivery and Manufacture of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine.

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Sherwood Receives Budget Award from GFOA
City of Sherwood - 10/27/14
Sherwood Receives Budget Award from GFOA
City has Achieved Recognition for 8th Straight Year

The City of Sherwood has received notification from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada that the City has been awarded the GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the current year's budget. The award represents a significant achievement for the city since it reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meet the highest principles of governmental budgeting.

In order to receive the award, the City had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity's budget serves as 1) a policy document, 2) a financial plan, 3) an operations guide, and 4) a communications device. Budget documents must be rated "proficient" in all four categories, and the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award.

"Congratulations to our Finance Director Julie Blums and our staff in achieving this national recognition for our budget," states Joseph Gall, City Manager. "She and her staff continue to make improvements in our annual budgeting process and this recognition confirms that we continue to head in the right direction."

For budgets including fiscal period 2013, over 1,424 entities are expected to receive the award. Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide and an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.

The Government Finance Officers Association is a nonprofit professional association serving over 18,000 government finance professionals throughout North America. The GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting.

For more information about this recognition, please feel free to contact at Julie Blums, Finance Director at blumsj@sherwoodoregon.gov or by phone at 503.625.4212.
Cowlitz Sheriff arrests two in motel for September 25th Robbery in Kelso, recover stolen guns
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/27/14
Kelso, Wash - October 27th 2014, Cowlitz Sheriff detectives arrested Rachael M Chance 28, Kelso, and her boyfriend, David J. Frownfelder, 26 yrs, (transient) in a Kelso motel today for Robbery 1st degree. The arrests are the result of the September 25th investigation where Chance and Frownfelder entered the home of Kayla N. Blower, 25yrs, at 1500 south 4th Kelso and assaulted her. Blower said that they accused her of being a "snitch" (she is not an informant). Blower said that Chance struck the left side of her head with a bottle, and Frownfelder immediately hit her in the head as well. Blower suffered extensive cuts and bruising to her head (no fracture) that required treatment at a local hospital. During the robbery they stole some of her clothes as well as computer speakers.

During the arrest at the hotel, 3 guns were recovered in their room and at least (at this time) one of them was stolen from a local burglary within the past several days from a Burglary in Kelso. Additional charges are being considered for possession of the stolen firearm(s).
Media Advisory - Six Fire Departments Launch PulsePoint App
Salem Fire Dept. - 10/27/14
Six regional fire departments will launch the PulsePoint smartphone application this week to help improve community response to sudden cardiac arrest. The PulsePoint application is designed to alert nearby CPR trained bystanders of a victim's location and closest public access AED. The media is invited to a press conference to learn more information.

WHEN:
October 29, 2014, 11:00 a.m.

WHERE:
Salem Fire Station #10
3611 State St. SE, Salem, OR 97301

WHO:
City of Salem Fire Department, Fire Chief Mike Niblock
Marion County Fire District #1, Assistant Fire Chief Terry Riley
Keizer Fire District, Fire Chief Jeff Cowan
Polk County Fire District #1, Fire Chief John Stein
City of Dallas Fire Department, Fire Chief Fred Hertel
Depoe Bay Fire District, Fire Chief Joshua Williams

WHAT:
Press conference to unveil PulsePoint.
Six fire departments in Marion, Polk, and Lincoln Counties are launching PulsePoint, a free mobile application that alerts registered users whenever a cardiac arrest occurs in a public place in their immediate vicinity. Informed at the same time as emergency
responders, bystanders are given detailed instructions, including the location of the nearest automatic external defibrillator (AED), and can begin hands-only CPR until responders arrive. Fire Chiefs from Marion County Fire District #1, Keizer Fire District, Polk County Fire District #1, Dallas Fire Department, and Depoe Bay Fire District will join Salem Fire Chief Mike Niblock to discuss how this mobile technology will aid cardiac arrest victims quickly and will improve survivability in our communities.

WHY:
Six fire agencies plan to launch the PulsePoint CPR/AED smartphone application to help improve sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) survival rates in Marion, Polk, and Lincoln Counties. The PulsePoint application helps improve community response to SCA victims by enabling bystanders to provide lifesaving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and access a nearby public access automatic external defibrillator (AED).

SCA is a leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for an estimated 325,000 deaths each year or approximately 1,000 deaths per day. The American Heart Association estimates that effective bystander CPR, provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person's chance of survival. However, only about one quarter of SCA victims receive bystander CPR and even fewer receive a potentially lifesaving therapeutic shock from a public access AED. Improving bystander CPR rates and access to AEDs is critical to survival.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: Fire chiefs from participating agencies.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: PulsePoint video PSA: http://vimeo.com/109133826
PulsePoint website: http://pulsepoint.org/

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Attached Media Files: 2014-10/1061/79156/Pulse_Point_media_advisory.pdf
Two men arrested after robbing a restaurant
Newberg-Dundee Police Dept. - 10/27/14
On October 27th, 2014 at approximately 12:20am this morning two subjects robbed the Muchas Gracias restaurant located at 1915 Portland Road. One of the men was wearing a ski mask and the other had a blue bandanna over his face when they entered the store and demanded money from the employee while holding a knife in a threatening manner.

Within minutes of the call coming out an officer spotted two men on Haworth Street near Marie Avenue that fit the description given. When the officer attempted to make contact with the two, one of them tossed what turned out to be the stolen currency taken during the robbery. Both men were detained.

Prior to the men being detained K9 Arko and his handler were deployed. K9 Arko tracked the two men to where the officer was talking to them.

During the investigation Officers located the bandanna, the mask, knife, and the two sweatshirts the suspects were wearing during the robbery. Those items were located in the tree line that separates the Shilo parking lot and Muchas Gracias. If residents in this area find items in their yard that don't belong to them please contact the Newberg-Dundee Police Department at 503-538-8321.

The men involved in the robbery were identified as Robert Thomas Jolliff and Noah Daniel Phillips.

Robert Thomas Jolliff, 29, has an address listed in Newberg was lodged at the Yamhill County Jail with a security amount of $155,000 on the following charges:

* Robbery in the First Degree
* Theft in the Second Degree

Noah Daniel Phillips, 29, has an address listed in Tillamook was lodged at the Yamhill County Jail with a security amount of $155,000 on the following Charges:

* Robbery in the First Degree
* Theft in the Second Degree
Beaverton City Library Invites Public to 12th Annual Teen Art Show, Nov. 13-16 (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 10/27/14
Local teen artist Shane Moyo displays his artwork at the 2014 Beaverton Arts Mix!
Local teen artist Shane Moyo displays his artwork at the 2014 Beaverton Arts Mix!
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The Beaverton City Library and Teen Library Council invite the community to the Twelfth Annual Teen Art Show, Nov. 13-16 during regular library hours.

The opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 13 at 4 p.m. in meeting rooms A and B at the main library (12375 SW 5th Street). The reception features artistic activities throughout the exhibition, light refreshments, musical performances by local high school musicians, and the first chance to vote on the People's Choice Award. The reception and exhibition are open to the general public.

"Beaverton is becoming well-known as an arts community," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "The Teen Art Show at our beautiful main library is one more way we can showcase the work of our young artists."

Teens in grades 6-12 are encouraged to submit up to three artworks. Please submit artworks at the Beaverton City Library's teen desk Nov. 8-10.

There will be two $100 gift certificates for Blick Art Materials for the two winners of the People's Choice Award (middle and high school divisions). The winners will be chosen by show attendees.

A third $100 gift certificate to Blick will go to the school art department that submits the most artworks. The three awards are sponsored by the New Friends of the Beaverton City Library and Blick.

To pick up entry guidelines, please visit the Beaverton City Library's Teen Room. For more information or to print the guidelines, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org/teens or call 503-350-4001.

The Beaverton City Library is open seven days a week and is one of the busiest libraries in the state. Library hours are Sunday 1-5 p.m., Monday-Thursday 10- 9 p.m., Friday 10-6 p.m., and Saturday 10- 5 p.m.

Currently, the library serves a population of nearly 150,000 Beaverton and Washington County residents with an annual circulation of 3.5 million items.

The City of Beaverton has two libraries, featuring a collection of more than 410,000 items. The library's mission is to provide information, library materials and library services to meet the needs of the community.

The Beaverton City Library is one of 15 libraries in the Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) network. Libraries in WCCLS work together to share resources and information in an effort to provide excellent countywide service.

For more information, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org, or follow the library on Facebook at BeavertonCityLibrary, or the library's Twitter and Instagram @BeavertonLib.

Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2014, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest. Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.

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

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Attached Media Files: Local teen artist Shane Moyo displays his artwork at the 2014 Beaverton Arts Mix! , Mayor Doyle presents the Mayor's Choice Award to local teen artist Shane Moyo at the 2014 Beaverton Arts Mix
Driver Arrested After Alcohol-Involved Injury Crash - Highway 395 north of Hermiston (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/27/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a 20-year old Umatilla man Sunday night following a three-vehicle minor injury crash on Highway 395 north of Hermiston.

On October 26, 2014 at approximately 8:15 p.m., a Mazda RX8 driven by LORENSO ESPAIN RAFAEL, age 20, from Umatilla, was southbound on Highway 395 near Baggett Lane at a high rate of speed when it crashed into the back of a southbound Honda Accord driven by MARIA CRISPIN MATEO, age 68, from Irrigon. The impact forced the Honda across the northbound lanes, off the highway and through a chain link fence. The Mazda spun across the northbound lanes and also collided into the passenger side of a northbound Dodge Durango driven by ZACHARY WILSON, age 31, from Umatilla.

Subsequent investigation led OSP to arrest ESPAIN RAFAEL on the following charges:

* DUII - Alcohol
* Reckless Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person (9 counts)
* Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine

He was also cited for No Operators License and Driving Uninsured. His vehicle was also occupied by and adult female and three children. One of the passengers was transported to Good Shepherd Community Hospital in Hermiston with minor injury.

In addition to the driver, the Honda had another adult female and two child passengers.

No scene photographs available for this release.

Espain Rafael Photograph - Umatilla County Sheriff's Office

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Ridgefield's middle school students learn to say no to drugs and alcohol by celebrating Red Ribbon Week (Photo)
Ridgefield Sch. Dist. - 10/27/14
Deputy Pete Olson and his K-9, Tau, help hunt down and arrest drug dealers
Deputy Pete Olson and his K-9, Tau, help hunt down and arrest drug dealers
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Monday, October 27, 2014-Ridgefield, WA-Students learned the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse by celebrating Red Ribbon Week at View Ridge Middle School with dedicated classroom lessons and a visit from a Deputy Sheriff Pete Olson from Washington County's Sheriff's Department in Oregon.

Throughout the week, seventh and eighth graders learned about the dangers of drugs and alcohol in their classes. In math classes, students calculated percentages to analyze tobacco statistics and how tobacco is a leading cause of cancer. Students received lessons about methods they could use to help deny peer pressure and prevent the use of drugs, alcohol and risky behavior in the LifeSkills curriculum taught during Physical Education class, while students studied drug and alcohol advertisements in Language Arts and Social Studies classes to see how words can be used to manipulate the psyche of readers. Students signed pledges on a banner vowing remain drug- and alcohol-free which the school will display for the entire year in the commons area.

On Thursday, Sheriff's Deputy Pete Olson from Washington County in Oregon spoke to seventh and eighth graders about his role as a K-9 unit who helps close down drug manufacturers and arrest drug dealers. Olson is married to Vicky Olson, an English Language Learners (ELL) Paraeducator at South Ridge Elementary School, and their sons, Nathan and Dillon, are eighth and fifth graders in Ridgefield School District, respectively.

Olson spoke to students about the risks of drug use and the different types of drugs and their effects on the human body. Students asked questions including what breeds of dogs the department uses to hunt drugs, how officers train their dogs, how many drug cases Olson has helped close over his career, how difficult it is to interrogate someone, what is a gateway drug, and what is the best part of his job. Olson said chasing down suspects in his car is one of the best parts of his job.

Olson always wanted to become a member of law enforcement, "I want to be the guy who wears the white hat who makes a difference helping people." In order to become a member of the K-9 unit and manage a drug-sniffing dog, Olson had to serve in the department for five years and complete an intensive application process which took several months. "Everyone wants to work as a K-9 unit," explained Olson. "The dogs come home with their officers, and the dogs must receive constant training to remain vigilant and dedicated to what they do."

Olson offers tips for parents to ensure their kids refuse to use drugs:

* Parents should have open communication with your kids: talk about the dangers of drugs and how harmful they can be for users.
* Parents need to know the friends of their children. In surveys, students report their friends as the people who can most influence them to use drugs.

"With supportive parents and good decision-making skills, kids can always make the right move to not use drugs or alcohol," said Olson.

This is the fourth year View Ridge Middle School has celebrated Red Ribbon Week. "Students really like learning about the material and have come to look forward to it each year," said Kirstin Kunihisa, school counselor for View Ridge. "The students raved about Deputy Olson's presentation."

In 1985, the National Federation of Parents for Drug-Free Youth joined with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to create Red Ribbon Week in honor of DEA agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena who was killed in the line of duty fighting the influx of illegal drugs from Mexico. Each year, students and citizens worldwide celebrate Red Ribbon Week from October 23-31 dedicated to Camarena and all victims killed as a result of violence stemming from the illegal drug trade.

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Attached Media Files: Deputy Pete Olson and his K-9, Tau, help hunt down and arrest drug dealers , Deputy Pete Olson answered student questions about his job and how the department works , Sheriff's Deputy Pete Olson, a Ridgefield parent, spoke with students about the dangers of drug use
Notice of Public Comment Period: Proposed 2015 Annual Action Plan
Oregon Housing and Community Services - 10/27/14
Notice of Public Comment Period

Subject: Notice of Public Comment Period: Proposed 2015 Annual Action Plan

The State of Oregon, through its agencies: Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS), Oregon Health Authority (OHA), and Business Oregon, is seeking public comments on the 2015 Proposed Annual Action Plan and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Proposed 2015 Method of Distribution.

The 2015 Proposed Annual Action Plan covers U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funding for the Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with HIV/AIDS (HOPWA). The 2015 Proposed Annual Action Plan can be viewed at http://www.oregon.gov/ohcs/pages/hrs_consolidated_plan_5yearplan.aspx.

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Proposed 2015 Method of Distribution covers U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funding for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The CDBG Proposed 2015 Method of Distribution and can be viewed at: http://www.orinfrastructure.org/assets/docs/IFA/2015-proposed-MOD.pdf

All Oregon residents are invited to submit written or verbal comments beginning Monday, October 27, 2014.

Public Comment Period:

The 30-day public comment period for the 2015 Proposed Annual Action Plan and Proposed 2015 Method of Distribution concludes 5:00 pm on Friday, November 28, 2014.

Public Comments:
HOPWA comments should be directed to Annick Benson-Scott, HIV Community Services Manager, OHA, 800 NE Multnomah, Portland, Oregon 97232 or by e-mail at Annick.Benson@state.or.us.

HOME and ESG comments should be directed to Theresa Wingard, Operations and Policy Analyst, OHCS, 725 Summer Street NE, Suite B, Salem, Oregon 97301 or by e-mail at Theresa.Wingard@oregon.gov

CDBG comments should be directed to Loren Shultz, Regional Coordinator, Business Oregon, 775 Summer St NE, Suite 200, Salem, Oregon, 97301 or by e-mail at Loren.J.Shultz@oregon.gov.

Persons needing copies in other languages should contact the respective person listed above at their earliest convenience. Questions, concerns, complaints, or requests for information in alternative formats from individuals with disabilities must be submitted at least ten days before the end of the comment period. Deaf and hearing-impaired individuals may use a TTY by calling 503-986-2100.

The State of Oregon's programs are administered in a nondiscriminatory manner, consistent with Equal Opportunity Employment Opportunities, Affirmative Action, and Fair Housing requirements.
Oregon Hospitals, Nurses, Physicians, and Governor Kitzhaber Lay Out Updated Ebola Strategy
Oregon Assn. of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) - 10/27/14
Portland, Ore. (October 27, 2014) - The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, together with the leaders of several Oregon health care systems, the Oregon Nurses Association and Oregon Medical Association, joined Governor John Kitzhaber today to announce that Oregon public health officials, hospital systems, and the major medical associations have agreed upon an updated and coordinated strategy for caring for potential Ebola patients. No cases of Ebola have been diagnosed in Oregon as of today.

Six Oregon health systems have agreed to serve as referral centers for patients positively diagnosed with Ebola, indicating they will have the capacity and the training to offer appropriate and safe treatment: OHSU, Legacy Health, PeaceHealth, Providence Health & Services, Samaritan Health Services, and Kaiser Permanente Northwest.

These six organizations are prepared to accept patients who have a confirmed case of the Ebola virus from other Oregon hospitals, clinics or EMS providers, if no federal facility is available. These systems will work with the CDC and other federal and state agencies to handle any circumstances that could arise during the course of treatment.

In the meantime, all hospitals and frontline health care workers in the state of Oregon are fine tuning their response plans, which focus on identifying and isolating a suspected Ebola case and making appropriate arrangements for transfer to one of these referral sites.

Governor John Kitzhaber said: "We've engaged partners across the state, from local health departments and hospitals to health care providers and first responders, so that providers and public health professionals have the support, tools and training they need to respond to Ebola should it come to Oregon. While the risk of Ebola in Oregon is low, we take preparedness and coordination seriously. My thanks to our hospital system and public health partners for their quick and thorough engagement on this matter."

Andy Davidson, president and CEO of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, said while readiness preparations and training are continuing in earnest, Oregon's hospitals are ready to meet any health emergency, including potential Ebola patients. "These six systems have shown their commitment to protecting Oregon's communities and families by stepping forward to care for those infected with Ebola. Hospitals are preparing, in partnership with their physician and nursing partners, and they will be ready on the very remote chance that Oregon discovers a patient with Ebola symptoms."

Dave Underriner, Chair of the OAHHS Board and CEO of Providence Health Services, said "On behalf of the board of OAHHS, I can say that our Association members stand ready to do their part in a robust emergency preparedness strategy, whatever the public health threat is. Most recently, of course, we are proud of the work we've done collectively to prepare statewide for any potential Ebola case."

Susan King, RN, FAAN, Executive Director of the Oregon Nurses Association, said "Nurses have a long history of caring for our patients with illnesses such as polio, HIV, H1N1, and now Ebola. The best way to protect our citizens and health care providers is by improving our knowledge and practice of the techniques we know will prevent the transmission of this disease. We are working with Oregon's officials and our partner organizations to identify opportunities to improve our preparedness. We encourage Oregonians to become vaccinated against other communicable diseases more likely to affect us, such as the flu and measles."

"Patients with Ebola type symptoms could present anywhere including the outpatient, private physician practice, so it's important for all physician offices and clinics in Oregon to plan ahead and understand the proper protocols for managing these patients, isolating them if necessary and working with local public health authorities to arrange for transport," said Sharon Meieran, MD, Board of Trustees Member, Oregon Medical Association. "It's also more critical than ever for the public to get vaccinated early for Influenza," added Meieran.

A consolidated approach to Ebola treatment offers several advantages:

* Nurses and doctors at consolidated locations, with the aid of intensive training, will develop greater proficiency in treating the unique needs of Ebola patients and in the intricate safety measures necessary to prevent exposure.

* Relying on fewer Ebola treatment sites ensures that the communication and operationalization of the latest information from state, federal, and international health agencies is streamlined.

* Caring for an Ebola patient requires many specially trained medical staff, complex waste management procedures, a significant quantity of personal protective equipment, and other resources; by consolidating care, Oregon's health care providers are better able to deploy personnel and resources.

Oregon hospitals and health officials have been focused on preparing to keep Oregon families safe from the Ebola virus. Many hospitals have worked with local public health officials to conduct tabletop exercises and drills in recent weeks to ensure coordinated responses. At the same time, Oregon hospitals have examined training and preparedness levels and adjusted to the new sets of CDC guidance on Ebola.

The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) is a statewide, nonprofit trade association that works closely with local and national government leaders, business and citizen coalitions, and other professional health care organizations to enhance and promote community health and to continue improving Oregon's innovative health care community. - See more at: http://www.oahhs.org/

The Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) was founded in 1904 as the professional association for nurses in Oregon. It is a nonprofit association and a labor union representing registered nurses. ONA's mission is to advocate for nursing and quality health care. Learn more at http://www.oregonrn.org/

The Oregon Medical Association provides legislative and practice advocacy, regulatory review and educational opportunities to aid nearly 8,000 physicians, physicians assistants and student members in their efforts to improve the health of Oregonians. Additional information can be found at www.theOMA.org
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Attached Media Files: 2014-10/1635/79150/ebola_strategy.docx
Update: Man Arrested in Shooting of 10-Year-Old Girl
Gresham Police Dept - 10/27/14
Gresham, Ore. - Gresham resident Ryan Scott Klavinger, 20, was arrested Oct. 25 for the shooting of a 10-year-old girl. Officers and detectives found Klavinger walking in the area of Southeast Stark St. and Southeast Burnside Rd. They took him into custody without incident.

On Sat., Oct. 18 at approximately 9:00 a.m., police were called to the intersection of Southeast 190th Ave. and Southeast Yamhill St. on a report of shots being fired in the area. Within a few seconds, another 911 caller reported a 10-year-old girl in a nearby apartment had been struck in the leg by a bullet that came through a wall. The girl, who had been playing, was taken by ambulance to Emanuel Hospital for treatment. She has since been released.

Klavinger was originally booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on a parole warrant pending ongoing investigation. He has since been booked on additional charges related to the shooting, including Attempted Aggravated Murder and Assault II. Klavinger will have an arraignment hearing this week.

Anyone who has information about this incident is encouraged to call the Gresham Police tip line at 503.618.2719. Callers may remain anonymous.

There are no further updates on this case.


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Two Fatal Fires in Sweet Home this Morning 10/27/14
Albany Fire Dept. - 10/27/14
This morning at 1:46am Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District was called to a house fire at 1900 Willow ST. The first arriving personnel saw heavy smoke to the right of the house. The house had a large amount of contents so there was extensive smoke and fire. The owner of the house is Maxine Isabella and it is unknown if she had insurance. Estimated loss is 50,000. One person was found dead at this fire.

Dan Woodson the Fire Chief of Lebanon Fire District noticed the second fire as he was coming into Sweet Home and notified dispatch at approximately 8:00am. He saw smoke coming from under the eaves of the house. This fire was at Holiday Park, 444 Maple LN #1. Estimated loss is 50,000. There was also a death at this fire.

Sweet Home Fire District and Lebanon Fire District were the two responding agencies to both of these fires. The Office of State Fire Marshal is leading these investigations. No personnel were injured. The names of the deceased are not yet available.
WOU theatre season opens with comedic murder mystery "Death by Design"
Western Oregon University - 10/27/14
Western Oregon University's Department of Theatre and Dance opens it's 2014-15 season with "Death by Design," a comic murder mystery directed by Ted de Chatelet. The performance runs nightly at 7:30 p.m. in Rice Auditorium from Nov. 13 to 15 and Nov. 19 to 22, with a 2 p.m. matinee performance on Nov. 16.

Written by Rob Urbinati, "Death by Design" is a collection of unusual characters who are brought together by chance and all fall under suspicion when someone is murdered. It's set during a weekend at an English country manor in 1932. A playwright and his actress wife flee London to Cookham after a disastrous opening night. They meet a conservative politician, a fiery socialist, a near-sighted ingénue, and a zany modern dancer at the manor. When one of the guests is murdered, it's left to the feisty Irish maid with a macabre interest in homicide, to solve the crime.

"Death by Design is a new play that unites the wit and intrigue of Noel Coward and Agatha Christie - done with a light-hearted poke at their particular styles. The result is a hilarious who-done-it, with eccentric characters, one-liners and plenty of mystery," said de Chatelet. "It's a play that can appeal to audiences of virtually any age."

The performance features student actors Kolleen Chapa (Heppner, Ore.), Sarah Cotter (Woodburn, Ore.), JennyLynn Dietrich (Seattle, Wash.), Nathaniel Dunaway (Prineville, Ore.), Trevor Jackson (Salem, Ore.), Natalie Piper (Salem, Ore.), Belladina Starr (Keizer, Ore.), Zach Warner (Gresham, Ore.), and Patrick Willett (Wilsonville, Ore.). Alyssa Frangipani (Portland, Ore.) is stage managing the play with assistance from Madison Harner (Sacramento, Calif.), and McKinley Goble (Tacoma, Wash.).

Tickets can be purchased from the Box Office (503-838-8462) between 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, or beginning at 6 p.m. on performance nights. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $7 for students or $10 for WOU faculty, staff and for seniors. If attendees have a disability that may require accommodation, contact the Office of Disability Services at 503-838-8250 or ods@wou.edu at least 72 hours in advance.

About WOU
Western Oregon University (WOU), founded in 1856 and located in Monmouth, is Oregon's oldest public university. The university has received national recognition for excellence for its focus on student learning and success by the Education Trust, US. News and World Report, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, National Association of Academic Advisors, and Parade Magazine. In 2010 WOU was recognized by the Education Trust as being the top university in America at eliminating the Latino graduation gap. WOU is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

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Highway 43 Night Construction for New Water Pipeline Begins Nov. 2 (Photo)
City of Lake Oswego - 10/27/14
Night construction to install new water pipeline along two miles of OR 43 begins Sunday, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m.
Night construction to install new water pipeline along two miles of OR 43 begins Sunday, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m.
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On Nov. 2, the Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership will begin night construction to install a new water pipeline along approximately two miles of OR 43, between Lake Oswego and West Linn. The first work crew will begin in Lake Oswego, at OR 43 and Laurel Street, and progress south towards West Linn.

To increase safety and minimize the impacts on commuter traffic and local businesses, construction will occur between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. Crews are not scheduled to work after 5 a.m. on Friday through Sunday at 8 p.m. or legal holidays.

Two-way traffic will be maintained wherever possible, except for narrow stretches of OR 43 where single lane traffic will be necessary. Flaggers will be in place to direct traffic during these instances.

On Nov. 16, a second work crew will begin in West Linn, at OR 43 and Mapleton Drive, and progress north towards Lake Oswego. The water pipeline work along OR 43 is expected to be complete in summer 2015.

Open for Business
While construction is underway, local businesses remain open. Local access is maintained at all times. Employees, project contractors and vendors as well as community members are encouraged to patronize local businesses.

Construction and Traffic Updates
For regular Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership construction updates, please visit lotigardwater.org or follow @LOTwater on Twitter. To check ODOT traffic updates, call 5-1-1 or visit TripCheck.

What to Expect
During night work hours, there will be excavators, loaders and dump trucks in the work area. Trucks will also deliver and remove materials, such as pipe, gravel, steel plates, dirt and rock.

Noise and Light Control
While construction sites are typically noisy during night construction, several measures are being taken to help mitigate noise and light including:

* Lighting that focuses only on the work area
* Newer equipment (generally quieter than older equipment)
* Back-up alarms disabled and replaced with spotters (crew members) when in close proximity to residences
* Stationary equipment, such as generators and compressors, positioned as far away from residences as possible

At times, plates will cover trenches in the highway during the day. As construction progresses, crews will patch the pipe trench with asphalt until the road is restored.

Equipment may be stored in the right-of-way during non-work hours. All travel lanes will be open to traffic during the day.

New Roadway
Once pipe installation from Lake Oswego to West Linn is complete, the roadway lanes where construction has occurred will be restored, including asphalt milling, paving and striping.

Safety during construction
Over the next year, the Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership will install about seven miles of water pipeline, primarily in roadways. Drivers in Gladstone, West Linn, Lake Oswego and Tigard will encounter construction. Safety is a paramount concern--to stay safe:

Be prepared for the unexpected--e.g., deliveries, stopped traffic, and lane closures.

Slow down--drive the posted speed limit, even if you do not see any work currently in progress.

Keep a safe following distance--keep your distance to help avoid accidents.

Stay alert and focused--multitasking is never recommended while driving--especially in a work zone.

Obey road crew flaggers and road signs--flaggers and warning signs are there to help all drivers move safely.

Keep up with traffic--do not slow down to watch the roadwork.

Plan ahead--check traffic reports for delays and plan enough time to reach your destination on time.

Be patient--while inconvenient, crews are working to improve municipal infrastructure.

About the Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership Project
Tigard and Lake Oswego joined together to share the costs of upgrading Lake Oswego's water infrastructure and to share water. Water facilities and pipelines will be upgraded and modernized to serve both communities, and provide a reliable, emergency water supply to West Linn. Other facilities under construction include the river intake pump station on the Clackamas River in Gladstone, the water treatment plant in West Linn, the Waluga reservoir in Lake Oswego and the Bonita water pump station in Tigard.

For more project information, please visit www.lotigardwater.org, call the Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership hotline at 503-697-6502 or email lotwater@ci.oswego.or.us.


Attached Media Files: Night construction to install new water pipeline along two miles of OR 43 begins Sunday, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m.
UPDATED w/ NATIONAL STATS: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office launches 12th National Family Violence Apprehension Detail (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/27/14
Collage of local law-enforcement participants at Oct. 22 briefing
Collage of local law-enforcement participants at Oct. 22 briefing
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UPDATE (Monday, Oct. 27, 2014) -- NATIONAL DV-SWEEP STATS:

National stats are now in for the Wednesday, Oct. 22 domestic-violence warrant sweep:

* The 12th Annual Family Violence Apprehension Detail included approximately 220 county sheriffs' offices, police departments, probation departments, and community agencies from 26 states.
* Nearly 1,150 law enforcement members participated nationwide.
* Over 3500 warrant service attempts were made.
* 919 arrest warrants were served.

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EARLIER: Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 -- PRELIMINARY LOCAL DV-SWEEP STATS

LOCAL PARTICIPATION STATS:

PARTICIPATING CLACKAMAS COUNTY AGENCIES:
* Canby Police Department
* Clackamas County Community Corrections
* Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
* Gladstone Police Department
* Lake Oswego Police Department
* Oregon City Police Department
* West Linn Police Department
* Local state and federal partners include the Oregon State Police, ATF and the U.S. Marshals Service, Portland District.

CLACKAMAS COUNTY RESULTS:
* 205 warrant attempts
* 24 arrests, 14 walk-ins (38 bookings total)
* 54 law enforcement members participating
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On Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team (DVERT) worked with agencies throughout Oregon -- as well as agencies across the country -- to arrest persons with outstanding family-violence warrants. Locally, they conducted a total of 205 arrest warrant service attempts.

By 10 p.m. Wednesday, this massive enforcement effort resulted in the arrests of 38 men and women in Clackamas County with existing family-violence-related arrest warrants. (24 were arrested by authorities; 14 turned themselves in. These figures may be updated as more agencies report in.) Arrestees have been booked in the Clackamas and Multnomah County Jails.

Local agencies that participated in Clackamas County included police departments from Canby, Lake Oswego, Gladstone, Oregon City, and West Linn, as well as the U.S. Marshals Service and Clackamas County Community Corrections.

The 12th Annual Family Violence Apprehension Detail included approximately 220 county sheriffs' offices, police departments, probation departments, and community agencies from 26 states. All agencies served outstanding arrest warrants -- with charges ranging from harassment to murder.

This collaborative effort, commonly known as the SWEEP, helps raise awareness of the problem of family and domestic violence in our communities. It also demonstrates to offenders that they will be held accountable for their violence.

In a pre-SWEEP briefing at the Public Safety Training Center, Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts spoke to law-enforcement personnel and the media, along with Amanda Marshall, U.S. Attorney, District of Oregon and Jessica, a woman who shared her powerful story of escaping an abusive relationship.

For more information on DVERT, click here:
http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/dvert.html

For more information on Domestic Violence Awareness Month, click here:
http://www.clackamas.us/asafeplace/involved.html

To see the SWEEP invite sent to law-enforcement agencies across the country earlier this year, click here:
http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/domesticviolence.html

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE STATS

According to a 2010 report from the CDC:
http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/nisvs_executive_summary-a.pdf

* More than 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and more than 1 in 4 men (28.5%) in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

* Among victims of intimate partner violence, more than 1 in 3 women experienced multiple forms of rape, stalking, or physical violence; 92.1% of male victims experienced physical violence alone, and 6.3% experienced physical violence and stalking.

* Nearly 1 in 10 women in the United States (9.4%) has been raped by an intimate partner in her lifetime, and an estimated 16.9% of women and 8.0% of men have experienced sexual violence other than rape by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime.

* About 1 in 4 women (24.3%) and 1 in 7 men (13.8%) have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner (e.g., hit with a fist or something hard, beaten, slammed against something) at some point in their lifetime.

* An estimated 10.7% of women and 2.1% of men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime.

* Nearly half of all women and men in the United States have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime (48.4% and 48.8%, respectively).

* Most female and male victims of rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner (69% of female victims; 53% of male victims) experienced some form of intimate partner violence for the first time before 25 years of age.

* Nearly 3 in 10 women and 1 in 10 men in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner and reported at least one impact related to experiencing these or other forms of violent behavior in the relationship (e.g., being fearful, concerned for safety, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, need for health care, injury, contacting a crisis hotline, need for housing services, need for victim's advocate services, need for legal services, missed at least one day of work or school).

Other information:

* According to Bureau of Justice statistics, on average, more than 3 women a day are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in the United States.

* In 2008, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published data collected in 2005 that finds that women experience 2 million injuries from intimate partner violence each year. Also, nearly 1 in 4 women in the United States reports experiencing violence by a current or former spouse of boyfriend at some point in her life.

* A 2007 study states that 15.5 million children in the United States live in families in which partner violence occurred at least once in the past year, and 7 million children live in families in which severe partner violence occurred.

* Children who witness domestic violence are more likely to attempt suicide, abuse drugs and alcohol, run away from home, and engage in teenage prostitution.

* According to the Oregon Department of Health and Human Services, a survey of more than 85,000 Oregon women showed that 1 in 10 women experienced intimate-partner violence in the five years preceding the survey. Also, the estimated costs of intimate partner violence in Oregon exceed $50 million each year.
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EARLIER:
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: Join local law enforcement on nationwide domestic-violence warrant sweep this week

Posted: October 20, 2014 ,11:56 a.m.

IMPORTANT -- EMBARGO NOTICE: In an effort to keep wanted persons from being tipped off about our apprehension detail, we ask that media outlets not disseminate this information until 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22.
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This Wednesday, Oct. 22, law-enforcement partners across the country will join forces for the 12th-annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail -- also known as the "DV Warrant Sweep."

The SWEEP is a day-long event, in which agencies across the United States attempt to serve outstanding family-violence warrants.

Last year's SWEEP was a big success:

- More than 247 law enforcement organizations in 23 states participated.
- 3,522 Nationwide Attempts to Serve Arrest Warrants
- 842 Arrests
- 749 Law Enforcement Members Participated

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team (DVERT) founded the SWEEP 12 years ago under the supervision of then-Detective Craig Roberts.

Now-Sheriff Craig Roberts will kick off the local briefing Wednesday (Oct. 22) for the 12th annual SWEEP.

Wednesday's local detail will include the following Clackamas County law-enforcement agencies:

- Canby Police Department
- Clackamas County Community Corrections
- Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
- Gladstone Police Department
- Lake Oswego Police Department
- Oregon City Police Department
- West Linn Police Department

Local state and federal partners include the Oregon State Police, ATF and the U.S. Marshals Service, Portland District.

MEDIA OPPORTUNITY:

Local media are invited to ride along with law-enforcement partners during the SWEEP.

Interested reporters can join us at the 2 p.m. briefing, held Oct. 22 at the Public Safety Training Center (12700 SE 82nd Avenue, Clackamas). During the briefing, Sheriff Roberts will address the participating agencies. The participating members will also hear from two guest speakers who will underscore the importance of the day's mission.

Media can arrange (with advance notice) to ride along with participating agencies. Contact PIO Sgt. Nathan Thompson for details.

Thank you for you interest and support.

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Attached Media Files: Collage of local law-enforcement participants at Oct. 22 briefing , Sheriff Roberts addresses local DV Sweep participants at Oct. 22 briefing
Homicide Update: Teddy Stivahtis Jr. Charged With Aggravated Murder
Gresham Police Dept - 10/27/14
Gresham, Ore. -Teddy Stivahtis Jr., 36, has been charged with Aggravated Murder for the Oct. 10 slaying of his 70-year-old aunt, Deanna Stivahtis of Gresham. Teddy was arrested by Portland Police on Oct. 23 and is currently lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Deanna's green Dodge Caravan that Teddy stole after the homicide was also located on Oct. 23 by the Forest Grove Police Department. The officer who responded to a call of a suspicious, abandoned minivan in the 1700 Block of 21st Ave., Forest Grove, Ore., realized the vehicle was wanted in connection to the Gresham homicide and immediately called detectives.

The investigation is still ongoing and no further information is available at this time.


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Committee for Family Forestlands meets Friday, October 31
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 10/27/14
A discussion on the Clean Water Act amendment, an update about possible streamside buffer rule changes to protect cold water, and seedling availability to support sustainable forestry gives the Committee for Family Forestlands a full agenda next week. The Committee for Family Forestlands will meet from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Friday, October 31 at the Oregon Department of Forestry, Tillamook Room Building C, 2600 State Street, Salem.

Agenda
Members will learn about possibly re-defining the term "Waters of the United States." The committee will also review and discuss:
* Riparian Rule Analysis update about the Joint Northwest/Southwest Regional Forest Practices Committee meeting and staff update.
* Seedling availability and production.
* The USFS Blue Mountain Plan.
* Updates from the Eastside Private Forest Collaborative, Forestland Tax Symposium, and Nomination Committees
The Committee welcomes public input at its meetings on all issues related to its work.

Committee
The Committee researches policies impacting family forestland viability, resource protection, and forestry benefits. Based on its findings the Committee recommends actions to the Oregon Board of Forestry and State Forester.

The thirteen member committee includes - seven voting and six non-voting members. Voting members include family forest owners, an environmental community representative, a forest products industry representative, and a citizen-at-large public representative. Non-voting ex-officio members may include representatives from the Oregon Department of Forestry, Oregon State University, Oregon small forestland groups, forestry-related industry associations, and the Oregon Forest Resources Institute representatives.

Public Meetings
Members of the public may attend the meeting. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. Requests for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. For additional information about attending the meeting, accessibility, or special accommodations, please contact Susan Dominique at 503-945-7502. The Committee website can be found at: www.oregon.gov/ODF/pages/board/cff/cff.aspx.

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Fairview Police Hosting Identity Theft and Crime Prevention Town Hall
Fairview Police Dept. - 10/27/14
THE FAIRVIEW POLICE DEPARTMENT IS PROUD TO HOST:

IDENTITY THEFT AND CRIME PREVENTION TOWN HALL

WHEN: Saturday, November 15, 2014

TIME: 9 AM- 12 PM

WHERE: Fairview City Hall- second floor Council Chambers


TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:

Gangs Issues in Fairview
Neighborhood Watch Program
Red Light Camera Program
Burglary and Car Prowl Prevention
Identity Theft Prevention

Participants will receive:

1. Voucher for free shredding (up to five banker boxes).
2. Discount coupons (from Target) towards the purchase of a home shredder.

The program is FREE but you must register. Seating is limited. To reserve a seat, please call the Fairview PD at (503) 674-6200.

Limited refreshments will be provided!
Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-43 Pipe Bomb Explosion
Portland Police Bureau - 10/27/14
The Portland Police Bureau and Portland Fire & Rescue, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, are asking for the public's help to identify the suspect who placed a pipe bomb in a Southwest Portland neighborhood.

On Wednesday October 15, 2014, Central Precinct officers and the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit (MEDU) responded to the report of an explosion in the parking lot of an apartment complex located in the 10600 block of Southwest Capitol Highway.

The explosion damaged one vehicle but did not result in any injuries.

Bomb Techs and Arson Investigators collected evidence at the scene and determined that the damage was the result of an exploding pipe bomb.

Investigators are continuing to follow leads in this case but have not identified a suspect or a motive for the explosion.

At this time, there is no information to suggest that this incident is a hate crime or terror-related.

Witnesses may contact the investigators directly or, to remain anonymous, they may provide information through Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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. Links can be shared directly with investigators or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call (503) 823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

Investigators:
Detective Joe Luiz
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-3408
joseph.luiz@portlandoregon.gov

Investigator Rick McGraw
Portland Fire & Rescue
(503) 823-3797
rick.mcgraw@portlandoregon.gov

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Latina leader to speak at WSU Vancouver diversity event (Photo)
WSU Vancouver - 10/27/14
Texas State Rep. Mary González will be the featured speaker at Washington State University Vancouver’s fall Marquee Diversity event.
Texas State Rep. Mary González will be the featured speaker at Washington State University Vancouver’s fall Marquee Diversity event.
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VANCOUVER, Wash. - Texas State Rep. Mary González will be the featured speaker at Washington State University Vancouver's fall Marquee Diversity event. González, who has twice been featured in Latin Leaders Magazine for leadership in education and politics, will speak at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Dengerink Administration Building, Room 110.

Her talk is titled "Identity Culture and Social Justice: How Tortillas and Rainbows Taught Me to Change the World." She will discuss her personal identities as a member of the Latino and LGBTQ communities, and how they intersect with each other and her work. She will also talk about what inspires her to advocate for social justice, and how members of the audience can affect positive change in their communities.

González has been recognized as one of "10 Next Generation Latinas" by Latina Magazine and one of 10 newly elected politicians in the nation to watch. She has held positions at the National Hispanic Institute and Southwestern University and serves on the board of directors for allgo, a statewide organization in Texas for queer people of color.

The event is free and open to the public. You can reserve a seat online at vancouver.wsu.edu. Click on the events calendar and locate the event.

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 free in Orange Lot 1 after 6:30 p.m.

WSU Vancouver is celebrating 25 years of creating access to higher education in Southwest Washington. For 25 years, students have chosen WSU Vancouver for its scenic campus, small classes, close personal attention, topnotch faculty, accessible location and reasonable costs. Here, students gain much more than a degree--they gain a brighter future.

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Attached Media Files: Texas State Rep. Mary González will be the featured speaker at Washington State University Vancouver’s fall Marquee Diversity event.
Oregon leaders in health and health care to provide briefing on Ebola preparedness
Oregon Health Authority - 10/27/14
October 27, 2014

Today the Oregon Health Authority will be joined by state and local leaders in public health and health care to discuss Ebola preparedness. While there have been no cases of Ebola in Oregon, preparedness work continues.

What: News briefing on Ebola preparedness. It will include an opportunity to view the incident command center before the news briefing, for those who call in advance. Please call 971-246-9139.

When: News briefing begins at 11:40 a.m.

Where: Portland State Office Building, Room 1A, 800 Oregon Street, Portland

For those who cannot attend in person, you may dial: 866-261-3182. Questions can be submitted to PHD.Communications@state.or.us.

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Corvallis Police Request Assistance Locating Owners of Suspected Stolen Property
Corvallis Police - 10/27/14
On 10/27/14, at about 3:30am, Corvallis Police Officers arrested a male on SE Atwood Ave. after he was observed looking into a vehicle in the 500 block of SE Vera Ave. After a brief foot chase through a field and several yards, the male subject was located and detained by officers. An investigation revealed Daniel Newbill was committed a number thefts from vehicles and a burglary at a nearby business. He was arrested and charged with five counts of UEMV, six counts of Criminal Trespass 2, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Theft 1, and Burglary 2.

Officers also recovered a a quantity of property that is believed to be reported stolen. If you were the victim of a car prowl or burglary overnight on 10/26/14 or the early morning hours on 10/27/14, please contact the Corvallis Police Department at 541-766-6924 to report the incident.

Newbill was transported to the Benton County Jail and lodged. His bail is currently set at $162,000.

A mugshot photo can be obtained by following the below link:

http://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/corrections/inmate_detail.php?bn=2013004380
Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to an Early Morning House Fire
Portland Fire & Rescue - 10/27/14
This morning at 6:07 a.m. Portland Firefighters were called to 2740 SE 73rd Ave. Firefighters arrived to find a home with black smoke coming from the garage. Fire crews ensured that everyone had safely exited out of the home and then began extinguishing the fire. One resident had tried to go back into the structure to retrieve valuables before fire crews arrived and sustained smoke inhalation. The 29 year old male was transported to Emanuel Hospital. Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire within 10 minutes.

Portland Fire & Rescue requests that residents who encounter a fire to get out and stay out. You could quickly be overcome by smoke and fire.

The cause of the fire is electrical in nature and the property loss is $15,000 to the structure and contents.
Final Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue activated for lost mushroom hiker, other hikers lost around Angel's Rest
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/27/14
Final Update: Lost hikers near Angel's Rest walked out at approximately 2:45 a.m. to their vehicle. Both were uninjured. The hikers are identified as Dennis Rabikin, Age 24, of Vancouver, WA and Olga Kozinskiy, Age 24, of Portland, OR.

MCSO SAR teams are now returning from the field.

The sheriff's office wants to remind anyone planning to hike in the Columbia Gorge and other scenic areas to carry the right equipment, including a map, compass, flashlight, extra food and water, extra clothing, a knife, a first aid kit, a GPS and a cellphone with extra battery.

Research your route before you go and stay on the trails. If you get lost and call for help, stay where you are because it helps searchers trying to find you. Hike with a friend and stay together. Let someone know your plan so someone can call for help if you are overdue.


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Update2: MCSO SAR teams deployed into the field from Wahkeena at approximately 12:40 a.m. Teams are working their way towards the area around Angel's Rest the hikers are believed to be in.

Media staging is available near the command post which has relocated to Wahkeena Falls parking lot.

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Update: MCSO SAR members located missing mushroom picker Katherine McKinnon at approximately 1120 p.m. cold and wet but otherwise uninjured. MCSO SAR members providing warm clothes and warming her up before hiking back out to the command post just after midnight. McKinnon was located just north of forest service road 315.

Search Coordinators are preparing search efforts for lost hikers around Angel's Rest. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

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This afternoon at approximately 5:30 p.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the report of a lost mushroom picker on Larch Mountain near Milepost 11. The lost mushroom picker is identified as Katherine Mckinnon, age 40, of Portland, OR. Her boyfriend became separated from her on the trail while out mushroom hunting and he couldn't find her after backtracking and searching along the trail. He returned to the road and traveled down to Vista House until he could get cell reception and called 911. MCSO deputies checked the area and trail around milepost 11 and were unable to locate Katherine. MCSO Search and Rescue was activated and teams are now being deployed onto the trails to search for the lost mushroom picker. Katherine was reported to be wearing rain pants and had a light cold weather coat on. She was carrying minimal emergency supplies, no cell phone and is not an experienced hiker.

An additional emergency call came in from a hiker lost in the area around Angel's Rest as MCSO SAR mobilized for the lost mushroom picker. Additional SAR resources have been activated to assist in additional searches for the lost hiker near Angel's Rest. The lost hikers are cold but otherwise uninjured and deputies have had intermittent contact with the hiker. They do have food and water and are working on making a fire for warmth while they wait to be located by MCSO SAR teams.

Media staging is located near the Command Post at milepost 12 on E Larch Mountain Rd.

Further updates will be provided as information becomes available.
Oregon Annual Report on Adult Abuse: National Adult Protective Services Conference in Portland, October 29 & 30
AARP Oregon - 10/27/14
Media Advisory - Plan to attend. Schedule interviews now.

State to Release 2013 Report on Adult Abuse Following Gert Boyle Presentation at National Adult Protection Conference in Portland

When: October 29, 2014 2:30 p.m.

Where: Portland Waterfront Marriot Hotel, 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland
Salons E and F

What: Last year, Oregon DHS received over 35,000 reports of possible abuse of older or vulnerable Oregonians. At this conference, Oregon will release its 2013 statistics, which show an increase in both financial exploitation and neglect. Key facts about abuse in Oregon will be shared.

Why: The issue of adult abuse continues to impact our state, our nation and our world. The fact that Oregon is hosting this major event speaks to the heightened awareness and concern over adult abuse.

Who: Highlighted speakers:

* Marie Cervantes, Director of Oregon's Office of Adult Abuse Prevention Investigations. She will present Oregon's 2013 stats.

* Kathleen Quinn, Executive Director of the National Adult Protective Services Association. She will give a national perspective.

* 12 year old Rayanna Blair of Lakeview, Oregon will be introduced. She will be receiving a special award at the conference for reporting the abuse of a 90 year old and ultimately saving her life. Everyone needs to take responsibility for protecting our elders. Here is a video about this brave youngster: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ikC54yRhRE&feature=youtu.be

The briefing will take place right after the keynote presentation by Gert Boyle. Mrs. Boyle is 90 years old, lives in "independent living," goes to work full time at Columbia Sportswear, where she is chairman of the board. When she was in her late 80's she was the victim of a brutal attack. She will give professionals advice on how to work with older victims.

Format: The presentation will be short. Following the briefing, presenters will be available for interviews. Workshops are open for the media. Conference program is attached.

NOTE: There are over 600 people registered for this international conference, experts from 43 states, five tribal nations and three foreign countries will be participating.


Attached Media Files: Speaker & Program lineup
10/26/14
Kelso woman displaced from apartment fire
Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue - 10/26/14
Kelso- Firefighters from Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue and Longview Fire responded to an apartment fire at the 800 block of Elm street at 8:30 pm Sunday evening. Firefighters arrived to a four unit apartment complex with smoke coming from a bottom floor apartment. An upstairs neighbor attacked the fire, located in the bedroom, with two fire extinguishers until firefighters arrived. Firefighters extinguished the fire within minutes.

Fire officials estimate $5,000 in damages to the apartment and personal belongings. The fire was contained to the bedroom and the cause of the fire was undetermined, but is believed to be accidental. The resident of the apartment was displaced and will be staying with friends in the area. No injuries were reported.
UPDATE: Suspect Driving a Stolen Vehicle Hits Patrol Car, Injuring Sergeant - Suspect in Custody (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/26/14
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The driver that crashed into a Portland Police car today has been identified as 28-year-old Troy Lynn Harrison.

Harrison was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on numerous outstanding warrants as well as new charges of Assault in the Third Degree, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Attempt to Elude on Foot, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run/Injury), Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Reckless Driving, and Unlawful Entry of a Motor Vehicle.

Harrison will be arraigned on Monday October 27, 2014.

Officers learned that a passenger in the vehicle had been dropped off prior to officers attempting to stop the vehicle. The passenger was not located.

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On Sunday October 26, 2014, at 5:40 p.m., an East Precinct officer attempted to stop a stolen car in the parking lot of Portland Community College, located at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Division Street.

The driver of the stolen vehicle sped away from police and as it exited the parking lot onto Southeast Division Street at 80th Avenue he crashed into a responding patrol car being driven by an East Precinct sergeant. The sergeant's car then hit and damaged a light pole.

The suspect vehicle traveled through a field and hit a home. The suspect was arrested and several officers and a Police K-9 Unit responded to search for the passenger.

The sergeant has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect was treated at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries.

Division Street between approximately 79th and 82nd Avenue is closed as officers process the crash scene.

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Multnomah County Sheriff's Office conducting extra DUII enforcement patrols over upcoming holidays
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/26/14
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies are conducting extra DUII enforcement patrols now through November 2 and again November 21 through November 30. Sheriff's deputies will be on the lookout for drivers operating vehicles under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is participating in High Visibility Enforcement patrols supported by a grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon State Sheriff's Association. Sheriff's Deputies will be actively seeking out and arresting impaired drivers during these missions

If you are hosting a Halloween party or a holiday get together plan ahead with these tips: Arrange rides home for your friends, family, co-workers and yourself before the drinking begins. Party hosts and servers must limit drinks to your guests or patrons. Don't serve more than one or two over several hours. Cut back on the amount of drinks you plan to bring to the party - and provide plenty of food.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office asks the public if you see dangerous driving, report impaired drivers by calling 9-1-1.
Large Fire Damages Gervais Outbuildings, Home and Car (Photo)
Woodburn Fire Dist. - 10/26/14
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Woodburn Fire District responded to a fire in a single story home shortly after 1:30 am this morning. A neighbor discovered the fire and quickly called 911. She described seeing the fire in the two outbuildings and said it was "rapidly spreading" to the main residence.

Upon arrival, firefighters encountered heavy fire conditions in the rear of the residence and immediately called for a second alarm. The flames had already consumed the two outbuildings, and had spread to the main residence and a car parked near the residence. Unusually strong winds added to the intensity, and were a contributing factor in the rapid fire spread.

About the same time the 911 call was being reported, two other witnesses and a Gervais Police Officer alerted the residents, who were unaware of the fire, to get out of the house. Gervais Police then escorted the residents to safety.

It took firefighters approximately 30 minutes to gain control of the fire, largely due to the strong winds and a significant amount of items stored in the outbuildings.

The home located in the 700 block of Birch Street in Gervais is deemed a total loss, with preliminary estimates placing the loss to the structure at $140.000 and approximately $75,000.00 to the contents. There were no reported injuries to residents or firefighters. The fire remains under investigation, as the cause is undetermined at this time.

Red Cross is providing assistance to the occupants of the home.

Woodburn Fire District received assistance from neighboring fire agencies; Hubbard, Aurora, Marion County Fire District #1, Mt. Angel, and Silverton.

For Additional information contact:

Joel Stein
Fire Marshal
Woodburn Fire District
503-710-1484
joel@woodburnfire.com


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Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 47 south of Vernonia (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/26/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday night's teen-driver involved injury crash that occurred along Highway 47 about six miles south of Vernonia. The pickup contained 7 teenagers, of which three received injuries including the 16-year old driver.

On October 25, 2014 at approximately 11:30 p.m., a 1997 Ford F250 extended cab pickup driven by KASSIDY FETCH, age 16, from Vernonia, was southbound on Highway 47 near milepost 68 negotiating a curve when FETCH lost control. She over-corrected and drove into a ditch where the passenger side crashed into a large tree.

FETCH and the right rear seat passenger were transported by ambulance to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. A third passenger was lying across the laps of three rear seated passengers and was taken by a family member to an area hospital with minor injuries. The other four passengers were not injured and were picked up at the scene by family members. Six of the 7 occupants were age 16 and the other was 17 years of age. All are from the Vernonia area.

FETCH and three passengers were using safety restraints. Three other passengers were not using safety restraints.

OSP was assisted at the scene by local fire and law enforcement responders. Trooper Patrick Peltier is the lead investigator. An enforcement decision is pending.

This crash occurred at the conclusion of national Teen Driver Safety Week. During the "5 to Drive" national campaign, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, law enforcement and traffic safety partners encouraged parents of teen drivers to always set rules before their teens hit the road. Surveys show that teens whose parents impose driving restrictions typically engage in less risky driving and are involved in fewer crashes. They can't listen if you don't talk. Remember the five most dangerous and deadliest behaviors for teen drivers:

1. No Drinking and Driving - Set a good example by not driving after drinking. Remind your teen that drinking before the age of 21 is illegal, and alcohol and driving should never mix.

2. Buckle Up. Every Trip. Every Time. Front Seat and Back - Lead by example. If you wear your seat belt every time, your teen is more likely to follow suit. Remind your teen that it's important to buckle up on every trip, no matter how far.

3. Put it Down. One Text or Call Could Wreck It All - Remind your teen about the dangers of texting or dialing while driving, and that the phone is off-limits when they are on the road. Texting and driving has become a national epidemic, and teens are some of the worst offenders. In 2012, among drivers 15 - 19 years old who were distracted in fatal crashes, nearly 1 in 5 were distracted by their phones.

4. Stop Speeding Before It Stops You - Drive the speed limit and require your teens to do the same. Speeding is a common contributing factor in fatal crashes. In 2012, speeding was a factor in almost half (48%) of the crashes that killed 15- to 20-year old drivers.

5. Extra Passengers Can Be A Distraction - The level of distraction can be disastrous and the risk of a fatal crash goes up with each additional passenger. The likelihood of teen drivers engaging in risky behavior while traveling with multiple passengers increases to three times. More information about Oregon's provisional license restrictions at www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/TEEN/pages/license.aspx#restrict

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Red Cross opens shelter at Jefferson County Senior Center.
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 10/26/14
On 10/26/2014 the Red Cross opened a shelter at the Jefferson County Senior Center to accommodate individuals evacuated due to a fire near their residences.
Nineteen people had to leave their homes and the Red Cross is staffing the shelter and providing services.
Red Cross responds to a single-family fire in Gervais, Oregon.
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 10/26/14
A single-family house fire occurred in the 700 block of Birch Ave in Gervais, Oregon.
A Red Cross Disaster team consisting of Pat Hearn and Henry Brodkin responded.
The fire impacted 4 adults.
Red Cross provided comfort kits and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
Scio Man Arrested for Arson (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 10/26/14
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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports that on October 25, 2014, at 12:02 a.m., the Linn County Sheriff's Office received a 9-1-1 emergency phone call from a resident of 37231 Jefferson-Scio Drive in Scio reporting a hay barn on fire at that location.

Both the Scio and Jefferson Fire Departments responded to the fire as well as Linn county deputies. First responders deemed the fire as suspicious. Arson investigators with the Linn County Sheriff's Office and Oregon State Police were called to assist in the investigation as well as the Oregon State Fire Marshal.

A post fire investigation will be conducted after the fire is out. The fire departments contained the fire to only the hay barn but it will take about two days before the fire is completely out. The value of the hay destroyed in the fire is $15,000 but the value of the barn is yet to be determined.

This is the fifth suspicious fire in the immediate area of 37231 Jefferson-Scio Drive in the past two months. The first fire was reported on September 15, 2014, at 11:01 p.m. This fire started in the ditch on the south side of Jefferson-Scio Drive, directly across the street from the residence.

The second fire was reported October 14,, 2014, at 12:20 a.m. This fire was started in shrubbery in the ditch directly in front of the residence. There were two points of origin for this fire.

The third fire was reported October 17, 2014, at 12:49 a.m. This fire involved a vehicle parked behind a storage barn located on the property. The investigation revealed the vehicle was inoperable and the cause of the fire was arson. The vehicle and its contents was a total loss and valued at $4,000.

The fourth fire was reported October 23, 2014, at 4:41 a.m. This fire was determined to be arson and caused severe damage to the storage barn and the contents inside of it. Some of the contents of the storage barn included a 1972 Chevrolet pickup, hand tools, and power tools. The pickup is a total loss. The value of damage caused by the fire has not been determined yet.

On October 25, 2014, at approximately 6:30 p.m., detectives arrested Zachary Lee Burghart, 28 years of age, in connection with four of the fires.

Detectives learned Burghart had been staying at that location with one of the family members. Detectives were able to determine Burghart acted alone when he intentionally set the fires dating from October 14, 2014, through October 25, 2014. Through his interview, Burghart indicated he suffered from PTSD.

Burghart was arrested and lodged in the Linn County Jail. He has been charged with three counts of Arson in the Second Degree and Reckless Burning.

The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information related to these incidents are asked to contact Detective Scott Christensen at 541.967.3950.


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10/25/14
Red Cross responds to a single-family fire in Lakeview, Oregon.
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 10/25/14
A single-family fire occurred in the 900 block of 4th street in Lakeview, Oregon.
A Red Cross Disaster Assistance team consisting of Jerry Hall, Julie Morrill and Annmarie Huber responded.
The fire displaced one adult.
Housing, clothing, shoes, seasonal clothes, food, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services were provided.
Welfare Check Leads to Arrest of Wanted Person - Interstate 84 near Biggs Junction
Oregon State Police - 10/25/14
An Oregon State Police trooper arrested a man wanted on numerous warrants early Saturday morning after checking on his welfare following a citizen's report along Interstate 84 near Biggs Junction.

On October 25, 2014 at approximately 1:04 a.m., an OSP trooper responded to Interstate 84 near milepost 104 following a citizen's report of a man lying next to a guardrail. Upon arriving at the scene the trooper found a man sleeping next to the guardrail and awoke him to check on his welfare.

The man was identified as BRUCE WARREN SAMPSON, age 32, from White Swan, Washington. SAMPSON was arrested after the trooper learned he was wanted on five Failure to Appear warrants out of Hood River County. SAMPSON was lodged at the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility.

No photograph available for this release.

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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Armed, Wanted Felon in Stolen Car - Milton-Freewater in Umatilla County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/25/14
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An Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop Friday night in Milton-Freewater led to the arrest of an armed wanted felon in a stolen car.

On October 24, 2014 at approximately 11:42 p.m., an OSP trooper stopped a Honda Prelude for failure to display a vehicle license plate on SE 14th Avenue and S. Mill Street in Milton-Freewater. Upon contact with the driver, identified as ANDREW KENNETH THORSON, age 30, from Walla Walla, Washington, the trooper spotted a handgun in the driver side door storage compartment. Further investigation also led to the discovery a second handgun on the passenger seat.

THORSON was taken into custody and was determined to be wanted on two felony Probation Violation warrants out of Umatilla County. While searching THORSON, the trooper found a dagger concealed in one of his shoes.

When the trooper checked the vehicle's identification number he learned the car was reported stolen out of Pendleton.

THORSON was lodged in the Umatilla County Jail on the following charges:

* Probation Violation warrants
* Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
* Felon in Possession of a Firearm (2 counts)
* Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
* Carrying a Concealed Weapon - Knife

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Update: Portland Man Shot Last Week Has Died
Gresham Police Dept - 10/25/14
Gresham, Ore. - Portland resident John Lowery Jr., 25, died Friday afternoon in a local hospital, succumbing to injuries he sustained in a shooting on Oct. 18, 2014.

Officers had responded to the 7-Eleven / 76 Gas Station, 18222 SE Division St., Gresham, at 11:19 p.m. for reports that a man had been shot in the parking lot. Lowery was rushed to the hospital where he survived for nearly a week.

The investigation is ongoing and the man responsible for the shooting has not been located. He is described as an African American male in his 20s who was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, and is believed to be approximately 5-feet-10-inches tall and 160 pounds.

Anyone who has information about this incident is encouraged to call the Gresham Police tip line at 503.618.2719. Callers may remain anonymous.

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Woman Injured After High Winds Blow Tree into Her Moving Vehicle - Highway 230 in SE Douglas County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/25/14
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A Grants Pass woman was injured Saturday when her car collided with a tree blown onto the road by high winds on Highway 230 in southeast Douglas County. Oregon State Police (OSP) and ODOT urge drivers to use caution when traveling on highways in forested areas during windy conditions and be alert for wind-caused fallen trees and debris.

According to Senior Trooper Joe Smith, on October 25, 2014 at approximately 10:50 a.m., a passenger car driven by KRISTEN DANIELS, age 42, from Grants Pass, was westbound on Highway 230 near milepost 12 when high winds blew a pine tree, estimated 40 feet tall and 10 inches in diameter, down onto the hood of her car just missing smashing the windshield.

The impact broke the tree and caused DANIELS to lose control as her car spun across the eastbound lane and crashed head-on into another pine tree off the highway.

DANIELS received non-life threatening injuries and was transported by Chemult EMS ambulance to Providence Medical Center in Medford. She was using safety restraints and the car's airbags deployed.

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Portland Fire & Rescue is responding to multiple downed power lines calls
Portland Fire & Rescue - 10/25/14
Firefighters as well as PGE (Portland General Electric) are responding to several downed power lines. The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for the greater Portland metro area. The warning, which is in effect from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, says wind gusts could reach as high as 60 mph through the afternoon and evening.

Firefighters have to remain on scene to ensure the area is safe before returning back to availability.

Portland Fire & Rescue would like to remind all that downed power lines are not safe lines. Stay away!

*Please stay at least 30 feet away from downed power lines, even if you don't see a spark or hear it snap. Consider them ENERGIZED and DANGEROUS.
*Electricity travels! Never touch a power line with any part of your body or with objects. Remember that electricity can move through conductive materials like water, metal, wood, aluminum, string and plastics.
*Keep away from heavily flooded and debris-laden areas; power lines could be buried underneath.
*Protect your pets! If you see a downed power line, keep your pets as far away from them as possible.
*If a power line should fall on your vehicle:
*Stay inside the vehicle until help arrives, as your car may be energized.
*Warn others not to touch the vehicle and have them call for help.
*If you must leave the vehicle, jump as far away as possible with both feet landing on the ground at the same time. DO NOT touch the vehicle and the ground at the same time.
*If someone makes contact with a downed power line, don't try to rescue them because you risk becoming a victim yourself. Call 911.
ODOT UPDATE: McCullough Bridge in North Bend to remain closed until Sunday
ODOT: SW Oregon - 10/25/14
The McCullough Bridge (U.S. 101, milepost 234), which has been closed since Wednesday night due to damage to its work enclosure, will remain closed until Sunday.

U.S. 101 motorists can detour along East Bay Drive, but are advised to use caution on this narrow road. Trucks are advised to use alternate routes, such as Interstate 5.

Contractors for ODOT have brought in extra workers and equipment to facilitate work at the bridge, which enabled them to stabilize half of the work enclosure on Friday. However, efforts to stabilize the reaming half were halted Friday night due to high winds.

The stabilization work is expected to resume later today when the weather improves, with the goal of opening the bridge to traffic Sunday afternoon or evening.

For more information:

Dan Latham
ODOT Public Affairs
541-817-5200
UPDATE - RETURNED HOME: Public's Help Sought in Identifying Man Found Wandering Southeast Portland (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/25/14
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At approximately 6:45 a.m today, a residential care facility nearby called and reported one of their residents missing, which turned out to be the man that was with police.

The man was returned to his care facility safe and sound.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

This morning, Saturday October 25, 2014, at 3:15 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 14100 block of Southeast Hawthorne Court on the report of an unknown elderly male standing on the porch.

Officers arrived and contacted the man who is not able to say where he lives and appears to speak limited English.

Officers have checked the immediate area and cannot find out where the man came from. He is described as a white male in his 70s, wearing a cream sweater, white shirt and pants.

Officers have been able to ascertain that his name is something similar to "Magael Azar" and that he was born in 1943. A search of all available records has not helped officers positively identify him or find out where he lives.

A photo has been released to assist the police in identifying the man so he can be returned home. He is safe with officers at East Precinct.

Anyone with information about this man is asked to call the non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

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10/24/14
Leader in Struggle for Justice in Ferguson, MO to Speak in Portland
Urban League of Portland - 10/24/14
Rev. Robert White on "The Ferguson, Missouri Story: What Really Happened."
When: Saturday, November 1, 3 PM
Where: Maranatha Church, 4222 NE 12th Portland, OR 97211

On Saturday, November 1 at 3 PM, Rev. Robert White will speak in Portland as part of a Race and Police Accountability Forum, speaking on "The Ferguson, Missouri Story: What Really Happened." The Forum will take place at Maranatha Church, 4222 NE 12th, and is sponsored by the Albina Ministerial Alliance (AMA) Coalition for Justice and Police Reform. Rev. White is the president of Clergy United for Peace in Ferguson, Missouri and has been a major leader in the struggle for justice for Michael Brown, the unarmed African American teenager killed by Ferguson police on August 9. He will speak on issues of race, police brutality and militarization, as well as the response.

The AMA Coalition will also update the community on the US Department of Justice lawsuit against the City of Portland for its use of excessive force. Recent events have made this an important time for local involvement and the AMA Coalition will provide information and ways to support change.

People wishing to volunteer for the event or organization wishing to co-sponsor the event should contact AMA Coalition Chair Rev. Dr. LeRoy Haynes, Jr. at 503-287-0261 or Allen Temple, 4236 NE 8th, Portland, OR 97211.

Current cosponsors include First Unitarian Church of Portland, Augustana Lutheran Church, Maranatha Church, Allen Temple, Portland Copwatch, Urban League of Portland, Portland National Lawyers Guild, Consult Hardesty, Christ Church: Portland, Portland Jobs with Justice, and others.

For more information see albinaministerialcoalition.org/actions.html A facebook page for this event can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/374382292717216/.

Flyers are available at http://albinaministerialcoalition.org/Race_Police_Ferguson1.pdf ("Love is Our Weapon") (and http://albinaministerialcoalition.org/Race_Police_Ferguson2.pdf ("Stolen Lives").

Notes to editors:

The AMA Coalition for Justice and Police Reform ( albinaministerialcoalition.org ) is working toward these five goals:
1. A federal investigation by the Justice Department to include criminal and civil rights violations, as well as a federal audit of patterns and practices of the Portland Police Bureau.

2. Strengthening the Independent Police Review Division and the Citizen Review Committee with the goal of adding power to compel testimony.

3. A full review of the Bureau's excessive force and deadly force policies and training with diverse citizen participation for the purpose of making recommendations to change policies and training.

4. The Oregon State Legislature narrowing the language of the State statute for deadly force used by police officers.

5. Establishing a special prosecutor for police excessive force and deadly force cases.
Update: Milwaukie Police identify suspect in homicide investigation.
Milwaukie Police Dept. - 10/24/14
The Milwaukie Police Department has identified 32-year-old Joaquin Mario Caro as a suspect in the homicide of 43-year-old Kenneth Scham. On Tuesday October 21st, 2014 Milwaukie Police Detectives sent information about Joaquin Mario Caro to all police agencies in the Clackamas County and Portland/Metro area notifying them he had been identified as a suspect in the homicide.

Later that day, during an unrelated police investigation, Joaquin Mario Caro was recognized by officers from the Portland Police Bureau. Mr. Caro was taken into custody and Milwaukie Detectives were notified. He is currently lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on a parole violation.

The investigation is on-going.

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On October 20th at about 10:45 p.m. Milwaukie Police responded to assist fire/medical at 2204 SE Bluebird Street in Milwaukie. A male victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. An autopsy conducted today indicated the victim died of homicidal violence.

The 43-year-old victim has been identified as Kenneth Scham, who had recently been staying with friends living in the apartment complex.

Police detectives with the Clackamas County Major Crimes Task Force have identified a suspect in this case. The identity of the suspect cannot be released at this time. This incident was NOT a stranger-to-stranger crime, and there is no risk to the public.
City receives award for practical and innovative Northeast 137th/138th Avenue project (Photo)
City of Vancouver - 10/24/14
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Vancouver, Wash. - The City of Vancouver has received a joint state-and-federal Award of Excellence for its Northeast 137th/138th Avenue Improvement Project, completed in late 2013.

The Awards of Excellence program is a collaborative effort between Washington State Department of Transportation Local Programs and the Federal Highway Administration to formally recognize local agency projects that have achieved excellence in construction, innovative design, environmental compatibility, and public involvement and satisfaction. The City of Vancouver's project was selected for this year's Director's Award.

The award, along with a framed poster of the project with before and after photographs, will be presented to Mayor Timothy D. Leavitt on behalf of the Council and the City of Vancouver during the Council meeting Oct. 27, at City Hall, 415 W. Sixth Street.

The City of Vancouver's Northeast 137th/138th Avenue Improvement Project, from Northeast 28th to Northeast 49th Street, was selected based on the City's practical solutions to improving safety and capacity for the one-mile urban arterial in east Vancouver. These improvements included: a two-lane divided roadway, raised center median, three roundabouts, private turnaround access upgrades, sidewalks, bike lanes and lighting. The City's practical design saved an estimated $11 million in right-of-way costs.

Approximately 13,000 vehicles per day currently use the 137th/138th Avenue corridor. That number is expected to double by the year 2030.

Prior to this project, 137th/138th Avenue between Northeast 28th and 49th streets was a two-lane rural road, with substandard pavement conditions, dirt shoulders and ditches for stormwater runoff. A majority of the corridor had no center turn lanes and no bike or pedestrian facilities. Sight distance issues due to side street intersections and the narrow roadway, which also serves many residential driveways, added to the frequent traffic backups. To come up with a practical and innovative solution, the City and its consultants worked closely with the neighborhood throughout the design process.

Constructing a five-lane section with two through lanes in each direction and a continuous left-turn lane to allow for both commuters and create safe left-turn movements into residences would have cost an estimated $23.1 million for construction and right-of-way acquisition, including the purchase of 34 homes along the street. Shifting to a three-lane section with a continuous left-turn lane would not have created enough breaks in through traffic to safely allow the existing volume of left-turn movements and would still have required the purchase of 11 homes.

A Value Engineering study was conducted looking for different ways to accomplish the goal of increasing capacity through the reduction/elimination of left turns and keeping costs at a manageable level. That study recommended installing a raised median through the majority of the project and using roundabouts to accommodate left-turn movements and reduce backups. This also reduced the number of total property purchases for rights of way to four.

In the final practical design, a roundabout was placed at the intersection of NE 39th Street in lieu of a traffic signal, similar to the existing roundabout at Northeast 49th Street. Additional roundabouts were placed at Northeast 44th and 32nd streets in order to minimize the amount of 'backtracking" for those along the corridor who needed to make a left turn, and to provide a safe place to get turned around instead of forcing u-turns at intersections.

Total project cost of this project, including right-of-way acquisitions, design, permitting and construction was about $12.2 million. Funding was provided by federal grants awarded through the Washington Department of Transportation; Washington Transportation Improvement Board funding, and City of Vancouver local development traffic impact fees and bonds.

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Salem Hospital holds Ebola drill using updated CDC guidelines
Salem Health - 10/24/14
NOTE TO EDITORS: YouTube video link in news release, includes b-roll; WAV audio file attached of Dr. Cort Garrison's interview, plus video transcript.

Salem Hospital staff and employees took part in an Ebola drill in the emergency department on Thursday, Oct. 23. The participants practiced putting on personal protective equipment using the latest recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control as of Oct. 20. The new CDC recommendations involve caregivers covering all exposed skin. The regimen now includes wearing longer gloves and leg coverings, plus a hood with a different air source.

"The overall risk of having a true Ebola case in Salem is very low," said Cort Garrison, MD, interim chief medical officer and chief information office for Salem Health. "We're doing everything in our power to not only take care of a patient if they present to Salem Health, but also protect our staff and employees to exposure to a potentially deadly virus."

"We have a dedicated training team," said Garrison. "We have everybody cooperating in a spirit where we want to do this right and to the best of our capabilities. If next week we have different recommendations, then we will retrain to those recommendations."

The training team worked with a total of 84 people in two days. The hospital is conducting the training sessions in phases for key staffers. Phase one prioritized the emergency room and ancillary services--including 49 staff nurses, 12 emergency physicians, 9 environmental services staffers, 5 imaging employees, 5 patient transporters, 3 respiratory therapists--and one member of the hospital's rapid response team, which covers the emergency room and the rest of the campus, as a backup.

"We're making sure that a sufficient number of people are trained, that no one individual has to be put in harm's way that's not trained," said Garrison.

Salem Health produced a video about the Ebola drill. It is available for viewing on YouTube at this link: http://youtu.be/rYFqnst_0E4.

Salem Hospital is part of Salem Health, along with West Valley Hospital, Willamette Health Partners and other affiliated health care organizations offering exceptional care to people in and around Oregon's mid-Willamette Valley. Salem Hospital received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence(TM) from Healthgrades in 2014, placing it among the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide. Visit us at salemhealth.org; "Like" us on facebook.com/salemhealth; follow us on Twitter: @salemhealth; and view us at youtube.com/salemhealth.


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Search Warrant by Central Precinct Officers Leads to Seizure of Suspected Stolen Property (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/24/14
On Thursday October 23, 2014, Central Precinct officers served a search warrant at a residence in Northeast Portland's Cully Neighborhood in connection with a theft investigation.

The search warrant was part of an ongoing investigation into 45-year-old Hia Thi Thai's activities at her food cart "Julie's Food," located at Southwest 5th Avenue and Oak Street.

Thai was previously arrested on October 2, 2014, and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Theft in the First Degree (By Receiving), Unlawfully Obtaining a Food Stamp Card (two counts) and Identity Theft (three counts).

On Thursday, officers assigned to the Central Precinct patrol, the Neighborhood Response Team (NRT), and Portland Patrol Incorporated (PPI) Bike Detail served the search warrant and seized items of evidence that are believed to exceed $15,000 in value.

Items seized include:

* Very large quantities of brand new clothing with tags still on them (some still had the store security tags attached)
* Laptop Computers
* Multiple iPods
* Large quantities of razor blade refills in original packaging
* Large quantities of perfumes in the original packaging
* Large quantities of cosmetic items in the original packaging
* Large quantities of electric toothbrushes and refills in original packaging
* Multiple new backpacks
* Multiple new high end handbags and wallets
* Large quantities of ear bud-type headphones in original packaging
* Large quantities of USB flash drives in original packaging

Investigator believe these items were originally stolen from retail stores and were then purchased by Thai.

The investigation is continuing and Thai may face additional charges.

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UPDATE #2: Major Crash Team Investigating Serious Injury Crash at Southeast 80th & Ash
Portland Police Bureau - 10/24/14
The 63-year-old woman killed in a traffic crash on Tuesday has been identified as Flora Denby Novarra of Tualatin, Oregon.

The case remains under investigation and, once completed, will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

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The 63-year-old woman transported after this crash died at a Portland hospital on Tuesday evening. Her name is not being released until family can be notified.

Investigators learned that 22-year-old Domonique Latrice Williams was driving a 1992 Chevy Tahoe westbound on Ash Street approaching 80th Avenue when he failed to stop at a stop sign and hit the southbound 2007 Honda Civic driven by the 63-year-old woman with the right-of-way.

Williams was not impaired and remained at the scene.

The case remains under investigation and, once complete, will be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

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On Tuesday October 21, 2014, at 4:08 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a crash at Southeast 80th Avenue and Ash Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a two-vehicle crash and one driver critically injured. The other driver, a male adult, remained at the scene and he and a female passenger have been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

The critically injured female driver has been transported to a Portland hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Preliminary investigation indicates that driving speeds by the male driver may be a factor in the crash.

No additional information is available at this time and updates will be provided when the become available.

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Red Cross Assists at Portland Home Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 10/24/14
Just before 2 p.m. today, disaster action team volunteers with the American Red Cross responded to a disaster in the 1000 block of SW 11th Ave in Portland, OR. This single-family fire affected two adults. Red Cross provided clothing, shoes, comfort kits, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
Battle Ground Public Schools Continues to Get High Marks on State Tests (Photo)
Battle Ground Sch. Dist. - 10/24/14
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The Washington report card says it all: For the last five years, students in Battle Ground Public Schools have consistently outperformed their peers across the state on standard tests that measure student progress.

This fact is probably most apparent on last year's test results, which show that Battle Ground Public Schools beat the state on 17 of 21 tests. That is, a higher percentage of Battle Ground students passed the Washington tests than did students across the state.

"If you choose to look back at test scores over the last few years, this is not an anomaly," said Battle Ground Public Schools Superintendent Mark Hottowe. "We have a strong track record of performing well."

For the last five years, Washington has assessed student learning in third through eighth grades on the subjects of reading, math, writing and science with its Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) assessment, and has tested tenth graders on reading and writing with its High School Proficiency Exams. Statewide testing is important because it helps ensure all public school students receive a quality education. In a report released earlier this year by Education Week, Washington ranked ninth in the country for K-12 student achievement, and this ranking is based on state testing.

"It is encouraging to know that our students are performing well in a state that is already ranked in the top ten nationwide," Hottowe said.

The results for Washington's tests are reported as a percentage of students within each grade level who earned passing scores. Last year, for example, 80 percent of eighth graders in Battle Ground Public Schools passed the reading test, while just 71.6 percent of eighth graders across the state passed the same test. On math tests, 60.2 percent of Battle Ground eighth graders passed, while 55.9% of students passed the same test statewide.

These results help districts and schools decide which teaching practices and curricula best support student understanding of the state learning standards. In Battle Ground, administrators attribute its consistent, above average student results to what happens in the classroom and the dedication of the principals, teachers, and specialists at every school in the district to collaborate and grow professionally.

"When you compare our district test scores to the state and other districts, our reading is higher, our math is higher," said David Cresap, director of assessment at Battle Ground Public Schools. "There is no one thing that contributes to student success, however; it is a cumulative effort of good policies, good teachers and good supports."

Battle Ground Public Schools uses professional development time during early release days to allow teachers and administrators to meet in collaborative teams within schools and across grade levels and discuss student performance and develop skills to best meet the state's learning initiatives.

"Tests are only one area of success in Battle Ground Public Schools," says Mark Ross, assistant superintendent of Teaching and Learning. "Part of the reason we have improving test scores is because there has been an impetus for collaboration in the last few years."

Battle Ground students have shown improved test scores within grade levels across the tested subjects. In fifth grade reading, for example, the percentage of Battle Ground students who passed the test went from 68.9 in 2010 to 78 in 2014. And while 55.3 percent of Battle Ground sixth graders passed the state math test in 2010, the amount of students who received passing scores in 2014 increased to 65.2 percent. Increased learning trends persist on the results of all state subject tests over the last five years.

"Teachers are taking the initiative to determine how their students are best learning, and are working hard to meet those needs," said Allison Tuchardt, Battle Ground Public Schools assistant director of assessment. "Everyone knows that what happens in the classroom affects what happens to students after school, and are focused on giving students the knowledge and skills they'll need to be successful in life and careers."

You can view state test results for Washington, Battle Ground Public Schools and other districts on the Washington State Report Card website.


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Whole Foods Market - Mill Plain Hosts 'Taste of Thanksgiving' on Nov. 6 to Benefit Share (Photo)
Share - 10/24/14
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Vancouver, WA -Whole Foods Market-Mill Plain, 815 SE 160th Avenue, will host 'Taste of Thanksgiving' on Thurs. Nov. 6, 5 to 8 p.m., to benefit Share.

"Taste of Thanksgiving is a wonderful annual event and partnership for Share and Whole Foods Market - Mill Plain," said Diane McWithey, executive director. "The food is delicious, the atmosphere is festive and the proceeds benefit Share's vital programs and services. It's a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays with family or friends and we hope the community will join us."

Guests are invited to sample a menu including everything for their full holiday meal to wine and dessert. Event passports are $5 and can be purchased at Whole Foods-Mill Plain in person or by phone: (360) 253-4082. 100% of passport sales benefit Share.

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, case management, a street outreach program, a Housing & Essential Needs (HEN) program 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 1,900+ children at 87 schools to provide food for weekends to children receiving free or reduced-meal 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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Camas Administrators asked to join Common Core conversation
Camas Sch. Dist. - 10/24/14
Early this week, Camas School District leaders were invited to share their perspectives on Common Core with members of the Quality Education Council (QEC) who heard presentations from districts around the state.

Jeff Snell, Deputy Superintendent, and Lisa Greseth, Director of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, spoke about the impacts of Common Core including changes in teaching, learning, and technology.

Highlights of the presentation included the district's professional learning system related to how educator growth is supported. Specifically, the district engages the use of peer-to-peer support through the development of teacher learning leaders in all schools. The model supports teachers with a variety of professional learning structures including assisting teachers with student growth goals, helping staff work on new initiatives, and even one-on-one coaching. The district also employs key positions referred to as Teachers on Special Assignment (TOSAs). These TOSAs facilitate collaborative approaches to instruction, foster Professional Learning Communities, and create targeted professional development opportunities for teachers.

The Quality Education Council (QEC) was created by the Legislature in ESHB 2261, the major education reform bill passed during the 2009 session. Its purpose is to develop strategic recommendations for implementation of a new definition of Basic Education and the financing necessary to support it.

QEC members include four state representatives and four state senators (with equal representation among Democrats and Republicans). In addition, council members include one representative each from the Office of the Governor, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the State Board of Education, the Director of the Department of Early Learning, the Office of the Governor, the State Board of Education, the Professional Educator Standards Board and the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee.

Link to TVW video: http://www.tvw.org/index.php?option=com_tvwplayer&eventID=2014100042#start=2438&stop=4655
Four Washington Residents Among Nurse of the Year Winners (Photo)
March of Dimes - 10/24/14
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Washington residents Carla Brim, Sandra Dykes, Samantha Owens and Mardee Stirling were among 18 exceptional nurses from across Oregon and SW Washington recognized Friday, October, 24th, at the fourth annual March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards, presented by Moda Health and Oregon Health & Science University. With 430 nurses nominated, the state-wide committee selected the 18 winners in a blinded process.

While the immense value and profound effect that all nurses have on our lives was noted and celebrated, these 18 nurses were acknowledged for their constant care, compassion and dedication to improve the quality of others' lives through service.

Nurse of the Year 2014 Winners
* Adult Acute Care: Yirong "Ron" Wang of Kaiser Westside Medical Center from Portland

* Advance Practice: Carla Brim of PeaceHealth System Office (Vancouver) from Vancouver, WA

* Ambulatory Care/Clinic Care: Mardee Stirling of Adventist Health from Battle Ground, WA

* Case Management, Occupational Health & Utilization Review: Carolyn Williams of City of Portland from Portland

* Community Health: Sara Mosher of St. Charles Medical Center from Bend

* Critical Care (Adult/Pediatric/Neonatal): Megan Tinling of Oregon Health & Science University from King City

* Emergency: Rhonda Fischer of Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital from Parkdale

* Hospice, Home Health, Long Term Care, Rehab and Palliative Care: Sandra Dykes of Portland Adventist Medical Center from Battleground, WA

* Nurse Educator: Amy Corcoran of Oregon Health & Science University from Sherwood

* Nurse Leader: Lora Horn of Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel from Portland

* Nurse Specialty: Sarah McQuade of Mid-Columbia Medical Center from Parkdale

* Pediatric Acute Care: Theresa Wikander of Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel from Portland

* Rising Star: Kiyah Williams of PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center - RiverBend from Eugene

* Small Hospital: Lisa Halvorsen of Providence Milwaukie Hospital from Wilsonville

* Student Nurse: Samantha Owens of Kaiser Permanante Northwest from Vancouver, WA

* Surgical Services: Mai-Tuyet Tran of Oregon Health & Science University from Portland

* Women's Health: Maribeth Roberts of Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center from Portland

* Distinguished Nurse of the Year: Deborah Eldredge of Oregon Health & Science University from Portland

Chaired by William E. Johnson, MD, MBA, President of Moda Health, this annual event also serves as a benefit for March of Dimes. With the support and involvement of 21 health organizations and medical centers, the Nurse of the Year Awards raised over $105,000 to help fund the mission of improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

Committee members include: Rod Hart, RN, COHN, FAAOHN, of Moda Health; Lisa M. Alvarado, RN, MSN, of Kaiser Permanente; Katherine J. Bradley, PhD, RN, of OHSU; Kris Cuthair, RN, BSN, MSN, of Kaiser Westside Medical Center; Shari Davis, RN, MSN, MBA, CCRN, of Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel; Trece Gurrad, RN, MSN, of Columbia Memorial Hospital; Tim Herrmann, RN, BSN, MBA, of PeaceHealth Oregon West Network; Sandy Montminy, RN, MSN, of
Adventist Medical Center; Lynae Moor, RN, MPH, of Adventist Medical Center; Regina Rose, RN, MSN, of Mid-Columbia Medical Center; Marcia Soderling, RN, MPA, BSN, of Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center; and Jeanie Vieira, RN, of Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital.

Nurse of the Year Awards is presented by Moda Health and Oregon Health & Science University. Gold sponsors include Cambia Health Solutions and Providence Health & Services. Silver sponsors include Adventist Health, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Legacy Health and PeaceHealth. Bronze sponsors include Columbia Memorial Hospital and Life Flight Network.

March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org. Find out what's going on in the Greater Oregon Chapter by visiting OregonMOD.com.


Attached Media Files: Mardee Stirling , Samantha Owens , Sandra Dykes , Carla Brim
Two Parkdale Residents Among Nurse of the Year Winners (Photo)
March of Dimes - 10/24/14
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Parkdale residents Rhonda Fischer and Sarah McQuade were among 18 exceptional nurses from across Oregon and SW Washington recognized Friday, October, 24th, at the fourth annual March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards, presented by Moda Health and Oregon Health & Science University. With 430 nurses nominated, the state-wide committee selected the 18 winners in a blinded process.

While the immense value and profound effect that all nurses have on our lives was noted and celebrated, these 18 nurses were acknowledged for their constant care, compassion and dedication to improve the quality of others' lives through service.

Nurse of the Year 2014 Winners
* Adult Acute Care: Yirong "Ron" Wang of Kaiser Westside Medical Center from Portland

* Advance Practice: Carla Brim of PeaceHealth System Office (Vancouver) from Vancouver, WA

* Ambulatory Care/Clinic Care: Mardee Stirling of Adventist Health from Battle Ground, WA

* Case Management, Occupational Health & Utilization Review: Carolyn Williams of City of Portland from Portland

* Community Health: Sara Mosher of St. Charles Medical Center from Bend

* Critical Care (Adult/Pediatric/Neonatal): Megan Tinling of Oregon Health & Science University from King City

* Emergency: Rhonda Fischer of Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital from Parkdale

* Hospice, Home Health, Long Term Care, Rehab and Palliative Care: Sandra Dykes of Portland Adventist Medical Center from Battleground, WA

* Nurse Educator: Amy Corcoran of Oregon Health & Science University from Sherwood

* Nurse Leader: Lora Horn of Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel from Portland

* Nurse Specialty: Sarah McQuade of Mid-Columbia Medical Center from Parkdale

* Pediatric Acute Care: Theresa Wikander of Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel from Portland

* Rising Star: Kiyah Williams of PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center - RiverBend from Eugene

* Small Hospital: Lisa Halvorsen of Providence Milwaukie Hospital from Wilsonville

* Student Nurse: Samantha Owens of Kaiser Permanante Northwest from Vancouver, WA

* Surgical Services: Mai-Tuyet Tran of Oregon Health & Science University from Portland

* Women's Health: Maribeth Roberts of Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center from Portland

* Distinguished Nurse of the Year: Deborah Eldredge of Oregon Health & Science University from Portland

Chaired by William E. Johnson, MD, MBA, President of Moda Health, this annual event also serves as a benefit for March of Dimes. With the support and involvement of 21 health organizations and medical centers, the Nurse of the Year Awards raised over $105,000 to help fund the mission of improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

Committee members include: Rod Hart, RN, COHN, FAAOHN, of Moda Health; Lisa M. Alvarado, RN, MSN, of Kaiser Permanente; Katherine J. Bradley, PhD, RN, of OHSU; Kris Cuthair, RN, BSN, MSN, of Kaiser Westside Medical Center; Shari Davis, RN, MSN, MBA, CCRN, of Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel; Trece Gurrad, RN, MSN, of Columbia Memorial Hospital; Tim Herrmann, RN, BSN, MBA, of PeaceHealth Oregon West Network; Sandy Montminy, RN, MSN, of
Adventist Medical Center; Lynae Moor, RN, MPH, of Adventist Medical Center; Regina Rose, RN, MSN, of Mid-Columbia Medical Center; Marcia Soderling, RN, MPA, BSN, of Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center; and Jeanie Vieira, RN, of Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital.

Nurse of the Year Awards is presented by Moda Health and Oregon Health & Science University. Gold sponsors include Cambia Health Solutions and Providence Health & Services. Silver sponsors include Adventist Health, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Legacy Health and PeaceHealth. Bronze sponsors include Columbia Memorial Hospital and Life Flight Network.

March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org. Find out what's going on in the Greater Oregon Chapter by visiting OregonMOD.com.


Attached Media Files: Sarah McQuade , Rhonda Fischer
Ten Portland-area Residents Among Nurse of the Year Winners (Photo)
March of Dimes - 10/24/14
Deborah Eldredge, Distinguished Nurse of the Year
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Portland-area residents Amy Corcoran, Deborah Eldredge, Lisa Halvorsen, Lora Horn, Maribeth Roberts, Megan Tinling, Mai-Tuyet Tran, Yirong "Ron" Wang, Theresa Wikander and Carolyn Williams were among 18 exceptional nurses from across Oregon and SW Washington recognized Friday, October, 24th, at the fourth annual March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards, presented by Moda Health and Oregon Health & Science University. With 430 nurses nominated, the state-wide committee selected the 18 winners in a blinded process.

While the immense value and profound effect that all nurses have on our lives was noted and celebrated, these 18 nurses were acknowledged for their constant care, compassion and dedication to improve the quality of others' lives through service.

Nurse of the Year 2014 Winners
* Adult Acute Care: Yirong "Ron" Wang of Kaiser Westside Medical Center from Portland

* Advance Practice: Carla Brim of PeaceHealth System Office (Vancouver) from Vancouver, WA

* Ambulatory Care/Clinic Care: Mardee Stirling of Adventist Health from Battle Ground, WA

* Case Management, Occupational Health & Utilization Review: Carolyn Williams of City of Portland from Portland

* Community Health: Sara Mosher of St. Charles Medical Center from Bend

* Critical Care (Adult/Pediatric/Neonatal): Megan Tinling of Oregon Health & Science University from King City

* Emergency: Rhonda Fischer of Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital from Parkdale

* Hospice, Home Health, Long Term Care, Rehab and Palliative Care: Sandra Dykes of Portland Adventist Medical Center from Battleground, WA

* Nurse Educator: Amy Corcoran of Oregon Health & Science University from Sherwood

* Nurse Leader: Lora Horn of Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel from Portland

* Nurse Specialty: Sarah McQuade of Mid-Columbia Medical Center from Parkdale

* Pediatric Acute Care: Theresa Wikander of Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel from Portland

* Rising Star: Kiyah Williams of PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center - RiverBend from Eugene

* Small Hospital: Lisa Halvorsen of Providence Milwaukie Hospital from Wilsonville

* Student Nurse: Samantha Owens of Kaiser Permanante Northwest from Vancouver, WA

* Surgical Services: Mai-Tuyet Tran of Oregon Health & Science University from Portland

* Women's Health: Maribeth Roberts of Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center from Portland

* Distinguished Nurse of the Year: Deborah Eldredge of Oregon Health & Science University from Portland

Chaired by William E. Johnson, MD, MBA, President of Moda Health, this annual event also serves as a benefit for March of Dimes. With the support and involvement of 21 health organizations and medical centers, the Nurse of the Year Awards raised over $105,000 to help fund the mission of improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

Committee members include: Rod Hart, RN, COHN, FAAOHN, of Moda Health; Lisa M. Alvarado, RN, MSN, of Kaiser Permanente; Katherine J. Bradley, PhD, RN, of OHSU; Kris Cuthair, RN, BSN, MSN, of Kaiser Westside Medical Cen-ter; Shari Davis, RN, MSN, MBA, CCRN, of Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel; Trece Gurrad, RN, MSN, of Columbia Memorial Hospital; Tim Herrmann, RN, BSN, MBA, of PeaceHealth Oregon West Network; Sandy Mont-miny, RN, MSN, of
Adventist Medical Center; Lynae Moor, RN, MPH, of Adventist Medical Center; Regina Rose, RN, MSN, of Mid-Columbia Medical Center; Marcia Soderling, RN, MPA, BSN, of Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center; and Jeanie Vieira, RN, of Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital.

Nurse of the Year Awards is presented by Moda Health and Oregon Health & Science University. Gold sponsors in-clude Cambia Health Solutions and Providence Health & Services. Silver sponsors include Adventist Health, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Legacy Health and PeaceHealth. Bronze sponsors include Columbia Memorial Hospital and Life Flight Network.

March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth de-fects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org. Find out what's going on in the Greater Oregon Chapter by visiting OregonMOD.com


Attached Media Files: Deborah Eldredge, Distinguished Nurse of the Year
OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Discovery of 8 lbs of Marijuana, Pending Charges for California Man - Highway 395 near Lakeview (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/24/14
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A California man is facing felony marijuana-related charges following an Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop Thursday in Lake County in which a trooper found approximately 8 pounds of marijuana concealed in a vehicle. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.

On October 23, 2014 at approximately 2:27 p.m., an OSP senior trooper stopped a 2011 Chevrolet four-door passenger car displaying California license plates northbound on Highway 395E near Lakeview for a speed violation. The trooper identified the driver as LAWARENCE ANTHONY COSTA III, age 29, from Albion, California.

Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led the trooper to discover approximately 8 pounds of marijuana concealed in the trunk. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $20,000.

COSTA was later cited and released to appear in Lake County Circuit Court for Unlawful Manufacture, Possession, and Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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CCC Horticulture Dept. Provides Fresh Produce at Local Restaurant (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 10/24/14
CCC horticulture students gather produce in the organic vegetable garden
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OREGON CITY - Patrons at Bugatti's restaurant in Oregon City will be dining on organically grown produce from the Horticulture Department at Clackamas Community College thanks to a new agreement.
The restaurant and the CCC Horticulture Department began conversations earlier this year about working together on a collaborative project. They hit on an idea this summer.
"Bugatti's is focused on sustainably grown food. We can provide locally, organically grown produce, and we're right down the road," said Renee Harber, chairwoman of the college. "And our students benefit through the experience of marketing their produce as well as scheduling crops to meet the needs of the customer."
The collaboration is driven by the learning that it offers for students, but it will also benefit the restaurant. At least four horticulture classes will contribute to the restaurant's produce including the Food Harvest class and the Urban Agriculture Practicum class.
Eventually, some horticulture offerings will be available almost year round to the restaurant and will include onions, potatoes, basil, carrots, arugula, tomatoes, zucchini, lettuce, radishes, spinach, garlic and parsley.
"It's the freshest produce we can imagine for the food we serve. It's grown organically by students in our community. I'm excited," said Kevin Koch of Bugatti's.
This is not the first marketing/business venture CCC horticulture students have been involved with. For the past three summers, horticulture students have offered a weekly farmer's market at the college, providing fresh, organically grown produce.
To manage the proceeds of the produce sales, the Horticulture Department has created a fund within the CCC Foundation. The fund will support student learning by providing money for seeds and other supplies for the farm to table arrangement.
"Both sides benefit from this community partnership," said Chris Konieczka, CCC horticulture instructor. "Restaurant patrons will enjoy higher quality produce while our students benefit from learning the business side of food production."
For more information, please contact Renee Harber at 503-594-3294.


Attached Media Files: CCC horticulture students gather produce in the organic vegetable garden
Marine Board Holds Quarterly Meeting
Oregon Marine Board - 10/24/14
The Oregon State Marine Board held its quarterly meeting on October 22 in Astoria, and approved boating facility grants and denied a petition for personal watercraft (PWC) restrictions on the Salmon River, in Lincoln County.

The Board approved the disbursement of $63,080 in state boater funds and $204,241 in federal Clean Vessel Act (CVA) funds to replace seven pumpout and dump stations. The new equipment will help capture thousands of gallons of boater-generated sewage from portable toilets and holding tanks. Together with in-kind contributions, total project expenditures equaled $300,841. The Port of Garibaldi, Boardman Park & Recreation District, Metro (Chinook Landing), City of Depoe Bay, Port of Astoria (West Basin), Port of Gold Beach and State Parks (Cove Palisades) were awarded grants.

In other business, the Marine Board voted 4:1, to not initiate rulemaking to amend OAR 250-021-0040, in response to a petition the agency received to prohibit the operation of personal watercraft (PWC's) in Lincoln County.

The Board also voted unanimously to adopt a new Marine Board logo. The logo was developed by an external advisory committee comprised of staff, community members and state boaters and aided by the design firm of bell + funk, from Eugene. Agency signage, publications, forms, and other documentation will incorporate the new logo as existing supplies are exhausted.

For more information about the Marine Board and the agency's programs, visit www.boatoregon.com.
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Government Contracting Workshop for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification on Oct 30th (Photo)
Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce - 10/24/14
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Vancouver, WA - On Thursday, October 30th the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, Washington PTAC, and the Washington State Office of Minority & Women's Business Enterprises (OMWBE) will host an intensive workshop intended to help businesses complete their State certification application. The class will be held at the GVCC office (1101 Broadway, Suite 100, Vancouver WA 98660) from 10am to 2pm. The class is free, RSVP required. PTAC class listed at www.vancouverusa.com or direct link: http://us9.campaign-archive2.com/?u=b4095a9074b1a18694ce431b8&id=c1dff1bf3b

The purpose of this class is to help Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) eligible contractors through the process of getting certified by the Washington State Office of Minority and Women Business Enterprises. Who is eligible for DBE Certification? Eligible people are defined as minority, women, or socially and economically disadvantaged business owners who own & control at least 51% of their businesses.

video clip of recent DBE workshop in Eastern Washington was covered by KVEW TV News.
http://www.kvewtv.com/video/?v=22667

About the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC):
Founded in 1890, the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC) is a non-profit organization aimed at advancing and strengthening the regional business community through member services, public affairs advocacy and community building. The Chamber is a supportive alliance of diverse member businesses, individuals and organizations, working together toward long-term business prosperity. The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is the heart of Clark County's business community, advocating for sound, sensible and dynamic policies that ensure a vital economic climate while improving Vancouver's infrastructure and quality of life. For more information, please visit www.vancouverusa.com.
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Oregon Scenic Bikeway Committee Accepting Applications for New Routes
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 10/24/14
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department's Scenic Bikeway Program will accept applications in the spring of 2015 for new bikeway designations.

Designated Scenic Bikeways are selected from locally proposed routes and represent the "best of the best" road bicycle riding in Oregon. Currently, there are 12 designated bikeways totaling nearly 800 miles. Oregon is the only state with an official Scenic Bikeway program.

Completed applications consist of a proposed scenic route, a local proponent group, and letters of support from all governing bodies of road jurisdictions. The applications must be submitted from March 17-31, 2015 to the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

Bikeway proponent groups consist of local volunteers, cyclists and tourism professionals. If the purposed route submitted via that application is officially recommended for designation by the Oregon Bikeway Committee, the proponent group must then complete a comprehensive Bikeway Plan including a series of goals, sign locations, promotions and future engagement.

The Oregon Scenic Bikeway Committee evaluates proposed routes using criteria which examine human made, natural scenic and sensory values and road conditions on the route.

In the past, only half of the applications scored high enough on the criteria to be recommended for designation.

Applications, a list of important features for a bikeway and the criteria are available at http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/BIKE/Pages/info.aspx

For more information on the application process or the Bikeway Program contact Alex Phillips at 503-986-0631 or alex.phillips@oregon.gov .


Attached Media Files: News release
McCullough Bridge in North Bend to remain closed until weekend (Photo)
ODOT: SW Oregon - 10/24/14
McCullough Bricge (photo 2)
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October 24, 2014
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McCullough Bridge to remain closed until weekend

NORTH BEND - U.S. Highway 101 is expected to remain closed at McCullough Bridge in North Bend at least until Saturday.

ODOT and contractor crews are currently working to stabilize the project enclosure that is attached to the bridge. The enclosure slid approximately 60 feet out of place on Wednesday afternoon, prompting the closure of the bridge.

This stabilization work will likely continue into the weekend. ODOT will notify the public and media as soon as an estimated time for re-opening the bridge is available.

Local traffic may detour along East Bay Drive, and motorists are advised to use caution on this narrow road. Trucks are advised to use alternate routes, such as Interstate 5.

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DAN LATHAM, PIO
Voice: (541) 957-3601
Cell: (541) 817-5200
Dan.Latham@odot.state.or.us


[MEDIA NOTE - Please see attachments for photos of the west side of McCullough Bridge and the work enclosure, which were taken on Thursday. Prior to Wednesday afternoon, the steel enclosure was bolted to the bridge, with the right side flush against the concrete pier seen in the pictures. For reasons that are currently unclear, the enclosure slid approximately 30-60 feet to the north (toward the left in the photos), bending the steel scaffolding on the sides of the enclosure.]


Attached Media Files: McCullough Bricge (photo 2) , McCullough Bridge (photo 1)
PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE: Oregon Growth Board
Business Oregon (Ore. Business Development Dept.) - 10/24/14
The Oregon Growth Board will hold a regular meeting on October 30, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
at:

White Stag Building
Room 152
70 NW Couch St
Portland, 97209

Meeting agenda can be downloaded here: http://www.oregongrowthboard.com/Meetings/2014/1014/1014OGBagenda.pdf

For more information on the Oregon Growth Board, visit www.oregongrowthboard.com.

The Oregon Growth Board was created in an effort to spur more economic growth in Oregon, with a focus on increasing the state's ability to grow companies from early stage to large, locally headquartered firms. An important focus is placed on leveraging state resources to improve the availability of capital for high-growth companies.
Grant application period open for federal Community Forest Program (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 10/24/14
The Community Forest program provides assistance grants for acquisition of private forestlands threatened with conversion to non-forest use
The Community Forest program provides assistance grants for acquisition of private forestlands threatened with conversion to non-forest use
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A federal program that provides financial assistance to local governments, Tribal governments and nonprofit entities for establishing community forests is now available. The program provides assistance grants for acquisition of private forestlands threatened with conversion to non-forest use.

Lands eligible for grants under the program must be private forest at least 5 acres in size, at least 75 percent forested, and suitable to sustain natural forest cover. The lands must not be held in trust by the United States on behalf of any Indian tribe. Passed under the 2008 Farm Bill, the Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program authorizes the U.S. Forest Service to pay up to 50 percent of the project costs to a maximum of $400,000.

The purpose of the program is to protect forestland from conversion to non-forest uses and provide community benefits. Lands must be threatened by conversion to nonforest uses, allow public access, and be offered for sale by a willing seller.

Community benefits as described under the Community Forest Program include:
* Sustainable forestry
* Recreation
* Educational and experiential learning opportunities
* Wildlife habitat
* Clean air, water, and other environmental benefits

More about the Community Forest Program
Community Forests can be owned by local governments, tribes, and qualified nonprofit entities.
All projects must complete a Community Forest Plan within 120 days after land acquisition; a draft of the plan is due at the time of application. Technical assistance from the Oregon Department of Forestry for development of the Community Forest Plan may be available in addition to the land acquisition costs of the project. Projects consisting of conservation easements are not eligible.

The program pays up to 50 percent of acquisition costs -- and requires at least a 50 percent non-federal match. Qualified non-profits and local governments apply through the Oregon Department of Forestry; Indian Tribes apply directly to the U.S. Forest Service.

Oregon framework - suggestions for applicants
Applications should include a letter from the private landowner that indicates the landowner is a voluntary, willing seller supporting the project. In addition, projects that result in one or more of the following are encouraged:
* A written and approved Oregon forest management plan - or the commitment to develop one before closing on the acquisition.
* Third party certification through the American Tree Farm System (ATFS), Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI).
* Property demonstrates effective forest stewardship and sustainable forestry as opposed to being in a degraded condition.
* Property is located within an urban-rural interface area threatened with conversion to non-forestry use.
* Land management supports implementation of the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife's
"Conservation Strategy" (see link, below).
* A strong landowner/public forestry/outdoor education component.
Applications from family forestry related non-profit organizations - with local forestland owner and community involvement, and demonstrated financial and organizational capacity to manage the property - are strongly encouraged.

A preference will be given for properties already demonstrating effective forest stewardship and sustainable forestry as opposed to properties in a degraded condition.

Application deadline
All applicants must send an email to communityforest@fs.fed.us to confirm an application has been submitted to the Oregon Department of Forestry for funding consideration.

Hard copy or electronic versions of applications need to be submitted to:
Jarrett Caston
Oregon Department of Forestry
2600 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97310
jcaston@odf.state.or.us
(503) 945-7382
and received no later than close of business, January 16, 2015. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Jarrett Caston with any questions.
For the national Request for Applications, go to:
http://www.fs.fed.us/cooperativeforestry/library/2014_app_fed_rfa.pdf

For more information about the Community Forest Program:
http://www.oregon.gov/odf/privateforests/pages/incentivescfp.aspx
For information about the Oregon Conservation Strategy: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/conservationstrategy/


Attached Media Files: The Community Forest program provides assistance grants for acquisition of private forestlands threatened with conversion to non-forest use
Tigard Police Arrest Suspect and Accomplice Connected To Three Local Robberies (Photo)
Tigard Police - 10/24/14
Recovered money and weapon used in robberies
Recovered money and weapon used in robberies
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On Thursday, October 24, 2014, Tigard Police Investigators, along with assistance from the Tualatin and King City Police Departments as well as Washington County Sheriff's Deputies, arrested 31 year-old Mark Anthony Shaver (DOB 010683) of Tualatin. Shaver is alleged to have committed the past weekend armed robbery at the Tigard Elmer's Restaurant. During the incident, Shaver forced an employee to remove money from a safe all while pointing a handgun.

Shaver is also charged with two other recent robberies. A Dotty's located in Tigard was robbed on October 13th. During that robbery, Shaver wore a mask and also threatened an employee with a handgun. Shaver also was reported as striking a customer with the gun while leaving the business with the stolen money. Less than a week earlier, another Dotty's located nearby in King City was robbed. Once again, witnesses reported the suspect brandishing a handgun and wearing a similar mask.

On Thursday, multiple law enforcement agencies watched carefully as a vehicle departed with Shaver as a passenger, from an apartment complex in Tualatin. Officers stopped the vehicle and for a brief time, Shaver took off running. Officers were able to subdue Shaver and he was taken into custody. Another passenger in the vehicle, Hillary Nicole Hood (DOB 091785) was also taken into custody. Hood is charged with multiple crimes as a result of her role in the armed robberies as well. Hood is known to have driven Shaver to the robbery locations and shared in the stolen money. At the time of Shaver's arrest, he had been wearing a shoulder holster containing a loaded handgun magazine. A Glock handgun was found on the floor of the vehicle near the front passenger seat where Shaver had been seated. The same gun had likely been used in all three robberies. Police reports indicate that the robberies were in part carried out in the suspect's efforts to fuel their drug habits.

After the arrests, a search warrant was conducted on two vehicles associated with Shaver which produced the gun used in the robberies. A search at his residence recovered over $2700 in cash. Shaver and Hood were interviewed and transported to the Washington County Jail where they remain lodged on multiple Measure 11 charges of Robbery and Theft.


Attached Media Files: Recovered money and weapon used in robberies , Hillary Nicole Hood DOB091785 , Mark Anthony Shaver DOB010683
Driver Arrested After Alcohol-Involved Hit & Run Injury Crash - Highway 20E just east of Bend
Oregon State Police - 10/24/14
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Deschutes County Sheriff's Office (DCSO), arrested a 51-year old man following an alcohol-involved injury hit & run crash Thursday afternoon on Highway 20E east of Bend.

On October 23, 2014 at approximately 4:00 p.m., OSP was notified of a possible injury hit & run crash on Highway 20E near milepost 5. While enroute, witnesses followed the suspect vehicle, a GMC van, from the scene until DCSO deputies located and stopped it at Alfalfa Market Road and Todd Road.

The GMC van driven by BRIAN L. WHITE, age 51, from Bend, attempted to make a U-turn from the westbound shoulder as a westbound Chevrolet pickup driven by JAMES FLOYD, age 63, from Bend, was approaching and struck the pickup's passenger side.

WHITE stopped momentarily at the scene and then drove away until stopped by DCSO deputies.

FLOYD was transported by ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend with a non-life threatening injury.

Subsequent investigation led OSP to arrest WHITE for Assault in the Third Degree, Felony Hit & Run, DUII, Reckless Driving, and Recklessly Endangering Another Person. WHITE was also cited for Refusing a Breath Test and lodged in the Deschutes County Jail.

No photographs available for this release.

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24-Hour Pipeline Work at Meldrum Bar Park Begins Tuesday, Oct. 28 (Photo)
City of Lake Oswego - 10/24/14
A small barge floats and assembles the pipe in preparation for pull back on Oct. 28.
A small barge floats and assembles the pipe in preparation for pull back on Oct. 28.
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On Oct. 28, the Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership will begin to pull a 3,900-foot pipe from east to west through a tunnel that has been drilled under the Willamette River. The pipeline has been assembled between Meldrum Bar Park and Clackamette Park along the eastern bank of the Willamette River.

The pipeline will connect the Partnership's pipeline in Gladstone with its pipeline in West Linn that carries Clackamas River water to the treatment plant.

Pulling the pipeline through the tunnel requires a continuous operation, 24 hours per day, for 1-3 days to ensure that the tunnel remains open. The tunnel drilling operation--conducted over the past three months--is called horizontal directional drilling or HDD. This method was chosen to ensure river wildlife and endangered species would not be impacted by trenching the pipeline through the river.

The Partnership encourages boaters and park users to exercise extreme caution when traveling in the area of the work zone. During night work hours, barges will be in the river as well as support boats and cranes operating in both Meldrum Bar Park and the water.

On the West Linn side of the river, trucks will be delivering and removing materials, such as drill pipe, dirt, rock and drilling mud, and a crane or loader will move drill pipe. Crews will reduce some night time truck traffic by using large storage tanks near the work site.

About the Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership Project
Tigard and Lake Oswego joined together to share the costs of upgrading Lake Oswego's water infrastructure and to share water. Water facilities and pipelines will be upgraded and modernized to serve both communities, and provide a reliable, emergency water supply to West Linn. Other facilities under construction include the river intake pump station on the Clackamas River in Gladstone, the water treatment plant in West Linn, the Waluga reservoir in Lake Oswego and the Bonita water pump station in Tigard. For more project information, please visit lotigardwater.org.

Contact Information
Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership Hotline, 503-697-6502 | lotwater@ci.oswego.or.us


Attached Media Files: A small barge floats and assembles the pipe in preparation for pull back on Oct. 28. , Crews weld 36 in. pipe on the main barge in the Clackamas River.
Keep your home safe from chimney fires (Photo)
City of Vancouver - 10/24/14
Vancouver firefighters fight a chimney fire
Vancouver firefighters fight a chimney fire
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Vancouver, Wash. - As temperatures drop, many people in Vancouver start using their fireplaces and stoves to stay warm.

Between October 2013 and April 2014, the Vancouver Fire Department responded to 28 active chimney fires. Of those, five had already spread to the structure by the time they were reported.

Chimney fires occur when creosote build-up within the chimney catches fire. Creosote is a byproduct of burning wood and other combustibles and is very flammable.

Brick and mortar and metal pipe chimneys designed to convey heat and smoke out of the fireplace are not designed to contain a creosote fire. Creosote fires inside a chimney can burn through the mortar between the bricks and enter the structure, or it can overheat a stove pipe to the extent that it "cooks" the wood around it, making it even more flammable. Sparks and embers from the creosote fire within the chimney can also float down to the roof shingles and gutters, where there may be flammable leaves or pine needles.

Chimney fires can be prevented with regular inspection and cleaning. The Vancouver Fire Department and Fire Marshal's Office encourages property owners to have their chimneys inspected once a year and cleaned as needed, based on the results of your inspection. There are several chimney inspection and cleaning services in the Vancouver area and even more in Portland.

Keep your home and family safe this winter!


Attached Media Files: Vancouver firefighters fight a chimney fire
Hockinson School District Regular Board Meeting
Hockinson Sch. Dist. - 10/24/14
The Hockinson School District Board of Directors will hold a Regular Meeting on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the District Office Board Room, located at 17912 NE 159th Street, Brush Prairie, WA 98606.
Critical Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 126 east of Redmond
Oregon State Police - 10/24/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Thursday night's single vehicle rollover crash along Highway 126 about four miles east of Redmond that critically injured a Prineville man.

On October 23, 2014 at approximately 9:52 p.m., a 1993 GMC pickup driven by JASON GORDON, age 23, from Prineville, was westbound on Highway 126 near milepost 4 when it departed the roadway. The pickup rolled several times and struck a tree before coming to rest.

GORDON was partially ejected out of the driver's door and critically injured. An off duty Crook County deputy and OSP sergeant witnessed the crash, initiating emergency medical care until relieved by EMS responders. GORDON was transported by air ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend.

OSP troopers from the Bend Area Command are continuing the investigation. Recruit Trooper Richard Gay is the lead investigator. Alcohol is being investigated as a contributing factor.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Crook County Sheriff's Office, and Redmond Fire and Rescue. Highway 126 was blocked at the scene for 30 minutes.

No photographs for release.

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Open enrollment is your chance to shop around
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 10/24/14
As open enrollment for 2015 health insurance plans approaches, the Department of Consumer and Business Services, Insurance Division, is providing information to consumers about how to choose the plan that best meets their health and financial needs. This guide focuses on the importance of shopping during open enrollment.

The open enrollment period for people who buy their own health insurance runs from Nov. 15, 2014, through Feb. 15, 2015. This is the one time during the year when you can change plans, change insurance companies, or choose to stay with the plan you have. You can shop and access financial help during open enrollment by visiting the federal Health Insurance Marketplace at healthcare.gov.

Whether you have insurance coverage for the first time or have had an individual plan for years, there are many reasons to explore all your options during open enrollment.

* You can no longer be turned down for coverage. In the past, those with health conditions may have had limited plan choices. However, people with health conditions can no longer be turned down for coverage, thanks to the Affordable Care Act. That means all Oregonians are free to shop for health insurance without fear of rejection.

* You may qualify for financial help. Visit https://www.healthcare.gov/qualifying-for-lower-costs-chart/ to see if you might be able to get premium tax credits or lower out-of-pocket costs. You can access these savings only if you buy your plan through healthcare.gov.

* Your plan may have changed. If you currently have insurance, you will receive a letter from your insurance company about whether your current plan is changing or will be available in 2015. Consider any changes and make sure the plan still meets your needs. You have the option to choose a new plan during open enrollment.

* You may have an older plan that does not include certain benefits. If you chose to keep the plan you had before the Affordable Care Act took effect, known as grandfathered or transitional plans, you may not have access to health care services that are free under all new plans. For example, many preventive services are now covered 100 percent. During open enrollment, you could choose a newer plan that does provide this coverage.

Starting Nov. 15, 2014, Oregonians will be able to shop and compare plans and enroll in one sitting through healthcare.gov. Consumers can also enroll directly with an insurance company or agent.

For more information:
The Insurance Division has information about health insurance posted online at http://www.oregon.gov/DCBS/insurance/gethelp/health/Pages/health.aspx and has consumer advocates available to answer questions at 1-888-877-4894 (toll-free).
Update #3: Photos - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 101 north of Cloverdale in Tillamook County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/24/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Tillamook County Sheriff's Office and Tillamook County District Attorney's Office, are continuing the investigation into Thursday afternoon's two vehicle fatal crash that occurred on Highway 101 about three miles north of Cloverdale in Tillamook County. One driver died and the other driver was arrested. The victim's name is released in this update as well as added information related to the offending driver also being charged with Manslaughter in the Second Degree and DUII.

According to Lieutenant Justin McGladrey, on October 23, 2014 at approximately 3:07 p.m., a 1997 Ford Ranger pickup driven by CHRISTOPHER ALLEN FITCH, age 21, from Beaverton, was northbound on Highway 101 near Old Condor Bridge Road about milepost 84. As the pickup negotiated a right curve at a high rate of speed, it crossed the double solid centerline and collided nearly head-on with a southbound 2001 Ford Taurus four-door. The pickup came to rest on its right side near the center of the highway. The car came to rest off the southbound shoulder of the highway.

The Ford Taurus driver, GERALD DEE WILL, age 70, from Cloverdale, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

FITCH, who was driving on a suspended license, received minor injury and was later arrested by OSP. As part of the investigation, OSP learned FITCH was on probation for DUII out of Clackamas County and during the evening confirmed alcohol was believed to be a contributing factor. In consultation with the Tillamook County District Attorney's Office, FITCH was lodged in the Tillamook County Jail for Manslaughter in the Second Degree, DUII and and Reckless Driving.

OSP troopers from the Tillamook work site office and Newport Area Command office are continuing the investigation which will be forwarded to the District Attorney. Trooper Sarah Reding is the lead investigator.

Assistance at the scene provided by Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, Nestucca Rural Fire & Rescue, Tillamook Regional Medical Center Ambulance, Tillamook County Medical Examiner, Tillamook County District Attorney's Office, and ODOT. The highway was closed in both directions for 4 hours.

Photograph Sources:
Crash Scene Photos - Oregon State Police
Fitch Photo - Tillamook County Sheriff's Office

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Hillsboro Police Hold Shred Event
Hillsboro Police Dept. - 10/24/14
In an effort to reduce identity threat HPD is holding a sensitive document destruction event.

On November 1, 2014 HPD's Community Enhancement Team partners with The Hillsboro Post Office from 8:00 am to Noon at 125 S. 1st Avenue with a mobile shredding truck. People may bring up to three banker boxes of document to be shredded on site.
This event is free.


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Community Invited to Open House to Plan the Future of Memorial Park on Wednesday, Nov. 5
City of Wilsonville - 10/24/14
WILSONVILLE, OR -- The City of Wilsonville invites the public to attend an open house to help plan the future of Wilsonville's Memorial Park. The open house is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 5, 7- 9 p.m., at Wilsonville City Hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop East.

"We are eager to hear and include the community's ideas on how the City should invest in and manage Memorial Park in the future," explained Parks and Recreation Director Stan Sherer.

At the open house City staff and consultants are to present findings from the initial data-gathering and analysis phase of the Memorial Park Master Plan update project. Afterwards, community members are invited to share ideas about the current and future uses for the park during a feedback session.

The City has hired Walker Macy, a Portland-based consulting firm that specializes in park planning, urban design and landscape architecture, to undertake an interactive, multi-stepped process to update the park's master plan.

The first phase of the project includes analysis of the park's physical characteristics and recreational uses. This phase of the project is then followed by the development of a series of alternative concept plans for potential park improvements. The third phase refines the alternatives into a preferred master plan for the park, and the final phase documents the steps for implementation.

Throughout the project the public is encouraged to participate through a series of planned open houses. The Nov. 5 open house is the first of three open houses the City will host to get public input into the master Plan process; future open houses are being planned for December and February.

The purpose of the Memorial Park Master Plan update is to advise the City Council and Parks and Recreation Department on how the park is currently functioning and to set the course for the next decade of use. Currently, the park is heavily utilized by the community for both active (organized sports) and passive recreation (walking, biking and hiking). The master plan update is to guide the future of the park to best meet the community's current and future needs.

Memorial Park, located at 8100 SW Wilsonville Road in Wilsonville, is the city's oldest and largest park. Acquired by the city in 1969, one year after incorporation, the 126-acre park contains athletic fields, a skate park, basketball courts, tennis courts, pickleball courts, a sand volleyball court, off-leash dog area, a community garden, reservable and non-reservable picnic tables/shelters, significant natural areas, an extensive trail system and a half mile of Willamette River frontage.

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Major Crimes Unit investigating shooting incident (Photo)
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/24/14
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Major Crimes Unit detectives are processing the scene of a shooting incident at the 4800 block NE 58th Street in Vancouver. This investigation began when a shooting victim was dropped off at the ER of PeaceHealth SW Hospital approximately 1:45 am today. The shooting victim, a 19 year old male was treated for a gunshot wound and released from the hospital. The shooting occurred outside a residence where at a large party gathering was going on. Detectives are continuing to gather evidence and conduct interviews. No one has been taken into custody at this time. No information on the shooter or additional information on the shooting victim will be released at this time. There is no reason to believe this incident poses any threat to the community. NE 58th Street at the 4800 Blk is closed to traffic while investigators are on scene.
Additional details will be released as the investigation progresses.


Attached Media Files: shooting scene
Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to an Occupied Motor Home on Fire. (2327 SE 141st)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 10/24/14
This morning at 12:45 AM Portland Firefighters were called to 2327 SE 141st Ave. Firefighters arrived to find a motor home on fire. A man was inside the motor home when the fire started and reported that he awoke to find his blanket on fire. The man stated that the blanket made contact with a heater and began smoldering. He then attempted to smother the fire with bedding but was unsuccessful so he grabbed his dog and exited.

The man was outside of the motor home when firefighters arrived and was uninjured. The fire crew extinguished the fire and cleared the scene after ensuring that the man had another place to stay.

Portland Fire & Rescue requests that residents who encounter a fire in a vehicle get out and stay out, just like in a house. You could quickly be overcome by smoke and fire in an enclosed space.
10/23/14
Large fire consumes three-story home in West Linn (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 10/23/14
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At 4:43pm, the first of multiple calls came into 9-1-1 from a neighbor reporting thick, black smoke and flames coming from a nearby home. Crews arrived within five minutes to find a three-story home at 22030 Shannon Place in West Linn fully engulfed with fire burning through the roof and a large column of black smoke. Crews initiated an aggressive fire attack and found fire inside the home burning on the first and second floors as well as involvement of much of the rear of the home. A second alarm response was called to bring additional firefighters and resources to the scene.

Crews confirmed that the residents of the home were away at work but a family cat was still unaccounted for. As additional crews arrived, fire had spread to the basement of the home fully involving every level of the structure. At approximately 5:10pm, crews reported that parts of the second floor had collapsed creating instability of the structure. Shortly after, parts of the third and first floor collapsed and crews were immediately ordered out of the home for safety. Firefighters then transitioned to a defensive attack fighting the fire only from outside of the structure for the safety of the crews.

The fire continued to rekindle in hot spots and firefighters knocked them down as they discovered them and worked to contain any extension. No other homes or structures were threatened by the fire. The homeowners arrived to the scene and neighbors reported locating the family cat unharmed. No injuries were reported. More than 70 firefighters responded to the scene to fight this fire. TVF&R crews were assisted from Clackamas Fire District #1, Portland Fire & Rescue, Lake Oswego Fire, and TVF&R volunteers.

TVF&R investigators are interviewing witnesses and neighbors as well as examining material evidence to determine a cause and damage estimate. The American Red Cross responded to the scene to provide assistance to the home owners.

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Attached Media Files: Shannon Pl fire-5 , Shannon Pl fire-4 , Shannon Pl fire-3 , Shannon Pl fire-2 , Shannon Pl fire-1
Red Cross responds to a single-family fire in West Linn, Oregon.
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 10/23/14
A single-family fire occurred in the 22000 block of Shannon Place in West Linn, Oregon.
A Red Cross Disaster Assistance Team comprised of Erica Welch, Heather Peasley and Aaron Rodas responded.
Two adults were affected.
Red Cross provided comfort kits, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
Salem boy, 16, in critical condition after being struck by vehicle
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/23/14
Last night at about 6:48 pm, Marion County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to Swegle Rd NE and Cordon Rd NE regarding a jogger struck by a car. The 16 year old jogger was heading west on Swegle Rd, when the vehicle struck him from behind.

At the time of the accident, it was raining heavily and dark out. The jogger was dressed in all black with no reflective gear, which made him very difficult for the driver to see due to the weather conditions and the lights of oncoming traffic.

The 16 year old jogger was transported via ambulance and the driver remained on the scene cooperating with deputies and their investigation.

Driving in the rain, especially at night, can pose some serious challenges. Rain reduces the effectiveness of your headlights and causes poor visibility. Be sure to increase your visibility by replacing your wipers every six months, and use water repellant on your windshield, side windows and mirrors. Make sure your headlights are in good working order and if you replace one, replace them both.

We would like to encourage citizens when jogging at dark to always run against traffic and choose well lit routes. Be visible, wear white, yellow or orange clothing, and also make sure you have reflective gear on and even a headlamp is a great item.
Update: Names Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 5 in Albany (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/23/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Thursday morning's cross-over fatal traffic crash that occurred on Interstate 5 in the north Albany area. The names are released in this update.

On October 23, 2014 at approximately 10:39 a.m., a 1995 Honda Civic driven by AMBER NICHOLE FOREST, age 28, from, Aumsville, was northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 237 when it traveled into the center median. The car continued across the median into the southbound lanes where it collided with a 2005 Volvo commercial truck pulling semi-trailer in the right southbound lane.

After impact, the commercial truck and trailer crossed the center median onto the northbound lanes where it collided into a concrete barrier. The truck and trailer came to rest jackknifed across the northbound lanes. The Honda came to rest in the center median.

FOREST was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The truck's driver, ARTHUR F. PEREZ, age 65, from College Place, Washington, was transported by ambulance to Albany General Hospital with minor injuries.

OSP troopers from the Albany Area Command office are investigating the crash with the assistance of a crash investigation inter-agency team comprised of members from Linn County Sheriff's Office, Albany Police Department, and Lebanon Police Department.

Additional assistance provided at the scene by Albany Fire Department, Jefferson Fire District, and ODOT.

All lanes in both directions were opened by 3:00 p.m.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Attached Media Files: 2014-10/1002/79044/102314.fatal_i5_mp237.1.jpg
Anthony James Martinis Sought on Bank Robbery Warrant (Photo)
FBI - Oregon - 10/23/14
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FBI Agents and local partners in Oregon and Washington have possibly identified the man who they believe is responsible for three bank robberies in Oregon and three in Washington in the past month. The man, Anthony Martinis, faces local charges out of Cowlitz County, WA. No federal charges have been filed at this time.

The bank robberies were in Lacey, WA; Yakima, WA; Longview, WA; Salem, OR; Eugene, OR; and Cottage Grove, OR. Tips in Oregon should be directed to the closest FBI office or local police agency. The FBI's 24 hour number in Oregon is (503) 224-4181.

Attached please find the press release put out by the Seattle FBI tonight.


Attached Media Files: Seattle FBI Press Release , Martinis , Longview Bank Robbery , Lacey Bank Robbery , Yakima Bank Robbery , Wells Fargo in Salem - 10-16-14 , Umpqua Bank in Eugene - 10-16-14 , Wells Fargo Bank in Cottage Grove - 10-17-14
Red Cross responds to a fire in Albany, Oregon (8/24/14)
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 10/23/14
A single family fire in the 1900 block of Waverly Drive in Albany, Oregon.
A Red Cross Disaster Assistance Team consisting of Becky and Jim Hoffman and Donna Anderson met with the client the following day.
The fire affected 1 adult.
Red Cross provided comfort kits, food, clothing and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
Monday, October 27, 2014 Executive & Regular Board Business Meeting Agenda at Parkrose Middle School
Parkrose Sch. Dist. - 10/23/14
The Parkrose Board of Education of School District No. 3, Multnomah County, Oregon, will convene in a Executive Session & Regular Board Business Meeting on Monday, October 27, 2014 in the Media Center at the Parkrose Middle School located at 11800 NE Shaver Street Portland, Oregon at the hour of 6:30 p.m. The Board will hear presentations from Northwest Evaluation Association & University of Portland as well as from Representative Jessica Vega Pederson. They will receive department updates from the Superintendent's office, School Improvement, Human Resources, Student Services and the Business office. The Board will be taking action on items including: Consent Agenda, Mutual Aid Omnibus Agreement, Budget Committee Announcement of Vacancies and Budget Calendar. The agenda posted on the Parkrose School District Website at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1000205
OSP Seeking Information Related to Robbery, Assault Investigation - Interstate 84 east of Pendleton
Oregon State Police - 10/23/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is asking for the public's to identify two men suspected of robbing another man Wednesday night after he stopped to inspect his vehicle in the Deadman Pass area along Interstate 84 east of Pendleton.

On October 22, 2014 at approximately 8:35 p.m., a 34-year old Boise, Idaho man stopped his black Subaru passenger car along the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 near milepost 227 to inspect what he believed was a flat tire. While stopped and outside of his vehicle, the victim reported that a maroon 1990s Ford Mustang displaying unknown California license plate stopped behind his vehicle. The two men got out and assaulted the victim, stealing his wallet. The men ran back to their car and drove away westbound.

Both suspects were described as white males, age 35 - 40, approximately 5'10" tall and weighing about 200 pounds. One suspect was reported to have dark hair, a beard, and was wearing a red plaid flannel shirt. The second suspect was reported to have dark hair, a moustache, and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

The victim received minor injuries not requiring medical treatment.

Anyone with who may have been traveling through the area at the time with information about this case is requested to call OSP dispatch at (541) 276-2121. Lead investigator is Senior Trooper Dan Chichester.

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Teddy Stivahtis taken into Custody
Gresham Police Dept - 10/23/14
Teddy Stivahtis, the suspect in a homicide in Gresham and two bank robberies in the metro area, was taken into custody today by police.

The Portland Police Bureau took him into custody without incident after contacting him at the Burlingame Fred Meyer on Barbur Blvd at around 3:45 p.m. today. Gresham Detectives are en route to interview him regarding the homicide.

There is no further information on this case.
Man drives stolen car to court, pays for parking
West Linn Police Dept. - 10/23/14
West Linn Officers Tony Poitras and Ben Vahdat had just completed a traffic stop on Main Street in Oregon City when 48 year old Gary Ramsey Jr., of Boring drove past them. The rear window and a side window of his car had been completely smashed out. In addition, the windshield and both front side windows appeared as though they had been bashed in with a baseball bat. A check of the license plate revealed the car had been reported stolen by a rental car agency several weeks before. The Officers stopped and contacted Mr. Ramsey, who was paying for parking so he could appear in court at the Clackamas County Courthouse.
Mr. Ramsey, who had originally rented the car about 6 weeks prior for a one week period, had driven to a native American Reservation in California because a friend told him that Ramsey's family there was taking his personal belongings. He said he drove there to insure his "stuff" wasn't taken. Mr. Ramsey told officers that he attempted to have a friend pay the rental agency with cash to extend the rental period, but was told the rental agency doesn't accept cash.
When asked why he simply didn't return the car, Mr. Ramsey explained he didn't have a way home and didn't want to be stuck there. When asked what happened to the car windows, Mr. Ramsey explained that his girlfriend's sister broke them but would not say why.

Mr. Ramsey was turned over to Deputies at the courthouse, so he could make his court appearance. Afterwards, Deputies lodged him at the Clackamas County Jail on charges of Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, Unauthorized Entry to a Motor Vehicle, and Criminal Possession of a Rented Motor Vehicle. Bail was listed as $37,500.
Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-42 Tripwire Device (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/23/14
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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to identify the suspect who placed a tripwire device near Forest Park.

On Saturday October 18, 2014, at approximately 5:00 p.m., the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit (MEDU) responded to the report of a tripwire device on a trail from the 4000 block of Northwest Thunder Crest Drive into Forest Park. The trail is described as "Firelane 3" on area maps.

The device was an improvised firearm with a pipe loaded with a shotgun shell. The device was connected to a tripwire across the trail. The tripwire was slack and it appeared that it had been tripped and the device was inoperable.

The device was safely removed by a bomb tech and taken as evidence. Officers spoke with some area residents and learned that the device may have been there since Tuesday but was not reported to police until Saturday.

There have been no instances of other items such as this being discovered or reported and it is unclear why someone would place this device on what is believed to be a well-used trail by hikers, bikers and equestrians.

Investigators are continuing to follow leads in this case but have not identified a suspect.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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. Links can be shared directly with investigators or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call (503) 823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information. Tips can be left in English or Spanish.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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UPDATE #2: Death Investigation Underway along Railroad Tracks on Lower East Side
Portland Police Bureau - 10/23/14
The man killed on Tuesday has been identified as 32-year-old Arthur Preston Wynn, a truck driver from Everett, Washington.

Investigators believe Wynn was struck and killed by a passing train.

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Preliminary investigation indicates that the deceased male is in his 30s and was likely killed after being struck by a passing train overnight.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death

The Union Pacific Police are also involved in the investigation.

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Central Precinct officers, Homicide detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division are conducting a death investigation at Southeast 1st Avenue and Taylor Street, along the railroad tracks, where an adult male was found deceased this morning.

The cause and manner of death has not been determined.

Railroad traffic is delayed and Southeast Taylor is closed from Water to 2nd Avenues.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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The Aloha Farmhouse in Washington County is among Oregon's latest entries in the National Register of Historic Places (Photo)
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 10/23/14
Aloha Farmhouse
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The Aloha Farmhouse, a modest Craftsman-inspired residence built about 1915, was remodeled by Pietro Belluschi, Oregon's most renowned 20th century architect, for his own use in 1944 and again about 1946. The period of time in which Belluschi and his family lived in the farmhouse, which was located on a rural, six-acre site with an orchard at that time, was one of the most important and prolific of Belluschi's career. It was the period preceding his acceptance of the position of Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in which he established the reputation that would lead to the next phase of his long and successful career.

Belluschi bought the farmhouse when his boys were small and needed room to grow. He remodeled the house, using the design vocabulary that he had been experimenting with in such Northwest Regional-style houses as his previous Council Crest home, the Philip Joss house, and the Dr. and Mrs. Burkes house, all in Portland. Today the house is little changed from when Belluschi returned to Portland with his family in 1948. It still retains its rustic character, which Belluschi admired when he purchased the house and was careful to preserve in the renovation.

Belluschi and his family left Portland for the east coast in early 1951. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he began a successful architectural consulting practice there, on some of the highest profile projects in the country, including the Juilliard School in New York and St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco. He returned to Portland in 1973, taking up residence in the Burkes house that he had designed in the mid-1940s. Belluschi died in 1994, at the age of 94. His wife Marjorie lived in the house until 2009. It is now the home of Marti and Anthony Belluschi, Pietro Belluschi's son, who is also an architect.

The Aloha Farmhouse is the last remaining residence that Belluschi designed for himself in the Portland area that also retains its historic character. Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended the property's nomination in their June 2014 meeting. It is a unique property that joins the recently listed Oak Hills National Register Historic District to celebrate Oregon's mid-century architectural heritage in Washington County. The National Register is maintained by the National Park Service under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

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


Attached Media Files: National Register nomination , Press Release , Aloha Farmhouse
National Institute of Health Grant Promotes Diversity in Research (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 10/23/14
Students in CCC's Clinical Lab Assistant program
Students in CCC's Clinical Lab Assistant program
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OREGON CITY - A new multi-million grant aims to build pathways from community college to graduate-level research.
Clackamas Community College is a partner in a $24 million research and training grant awarded this week to Portland State University. The National Institute of Health grant will help underrepresented and diverse students pursue careers in biomedical, behavioral, social or clinical research and other health sciences.
The "Enhancing Cross-Disciplinary Infrastructure Training at Oregon" (EXITO) grant will establish collaborative partnerships between programs at institutions in Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands to support the education and training of traditionally under-represented students pursuing careers in health sciences research.
The funding will support students of Hispanic, African American, American Indian, Alaskan Native and Pacific Island heritage as well as students with disabilities, histories of foster care or economic disadvantage.
For CCC, this is the first time the college has been a recipient of an NIH grant.
"Clackamas Community College is excited about this partnership with PSU to provide our students and community with hands-on experiences, new opportunities to earn college credit, and an increased awareness of careers in bioscience/biomedical/behaviors research," said Sue Goff, dean of Arts and Sciences at CCC.
CCC's portion of the grant is about $235,522. The grant will provide opportunities for participation in research projects at partner schools, as well as related exploration of research career opportunities, particularly in the area of career pathways.
PSU's Dr. Carlos Crespo, project leader, contacted CCC about participating in the grant. "As we began our discussions, one of the barriers we identified is the lack of a career pathway from a certificate or an associate's degree to a doctorate in research," said Tracy Donnelly, director of Health Sciences at CCC. "Career pathways are fundamental to student success in the community college world."
Instructors in science courses, as well as some health science, will participate in the grant-funded activities at CCC.
Other partners include Oregon Health and Science University, Portland Community College, Chemeketa Community College, Clark College, University of Alaska, University of Hawaii, University of Guam, American Samoa Community College and Northern Marianas College.
The NIH plans to invest approximately $240 million over five years to develop new approaches that engage researchers, including those from backgrounds under-represented in biomedical sciences and prepare them for success in the health science workforce.
For more information, call Tracy Donnelly at 503-594-0699.


Attached Media Files: Students in CCC's Clinical Lab Assistant program
Auto theft arrests up - reported stolen autos down in 2014 (Photo)
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/23/14
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Auto theft arrests up - reported stolen autos down in 2014
Clark County Sheriff's Office Crime Analyst Brian Salsig reports that more arrests and clearance of Clark County automobile thefts and prosecutions occurred in 2014 than any year the past decade. Additionally, the number of reported automobile thefts in Clark County has dropped to the lowest level since 2008. Salsig credits these positive results to a specialized funding grant from the Washington Auto Theft Prevention Authority (WATPA) administered under the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC).
Since 2008, WATPA has funded various auto theft prevention activities in southwest Washington. The 2014/2015 grant funding added a dedicated auto theft prosecutor position in addition to analytical support to identify auto theft hotspots and car theft crime trends. Grant funding also assisted with investigations and arrests. Few agencies have discretionary funding for dedicated auto theft detectives, leaving most investigations of auto theft to beat cops, or already overburdened street crime investigation units. Despite these challenges, an incredible effort by officers resulted in 294 arrests for auto theft or related crime in 2013. Arrests are expected to exceed that number in 2014. Investigations, arrests and aggressive prosecutions resulted in a 13% decrease in reported stolen vehicles in 2013. An even more significant decrease in the number of reported stolen vehicles is anticipated for 2014.

Much of the grant program success is due to the WATPA funded Prosecutor, virtually every case being sent to the Prosecutors Office is resulting in an auto thief being sentenced. Law enforcement officers know their hard work results in a prosecution and the message sent to the criminal community is that auto theft is taken seriously with convictions resulting in serious jail time.

Recently law enforcement officers from Battleground and Clark County Sheriff's Office learned of stolen vehicles being dismantled at a rural Dole Valley residence. The Clark County Sheriff Tactical Detectives Unit served a search warrant, taking two people to jail and recovering 2 stolen vehicles, 2 stolen trailers, and a stolen firearm.


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Reminder Multnomah County Infectious Disease Emergency Response Presentation (Ebola, SARS, MERS)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 10/23/14
Portland Fire & Rescue and Multnomah County's Emergency Medical Services will host a media event this afternoon to review the role of first responders, the County Health Department, and our ability to respond effectively to communicable disease, including Ebola.

What: Emergency Medical Service leaders will provide an overview of our response for communicable diseases, including Ebola, and have a demonstration of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) used for the variety of infectious diseases people have that we respond to.

Where: Portland Fire & Rescue, 55 SW Ash, (Station 1), Skidmore Conference room

When: Thursday, Oct. 23, 3 p.m.

Who: Presenting-PF&R Chief Erin Janssens and Multnomah County Emergency Medical Director Jonathan Jui. Representatives from the following partner agencies will be available to answer questions- BOEC (Multnomah County Dispatch), Multnomah County Health Department, Port of Portland Fire Department, Gresham Fire Department, OHSU, and AMR.

On Display: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including variety of masks, gloves, gowns, Level B "splash suits"), and patient isolation bag.
Fire season ends in northeast Oregon
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 10/23/14
As of 12:01 p.m. on October 23, 2014, fire season was officially terminated for forestlands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF), Northeast Oregon District. This includes private, state, county, municipal and tribal lands in seven counties: Union, Baker, Wallowa, Umatilla and small portions of Grant, Malheur and Morrow. Scattered rain showers throughout the district over the past few weeks, combined with cooler fall temperatures has reduced the fire danger.

However, John Buckman, Northeast Oregon District Forester, reminds the public to implement safe practices when using fire in the fall months.

"Fall is a good time to burn forest slash or yard debris, but please recognize that just one sunny and windy day can change conditions very quickly," he said. "Each fall we respond to escaped fires, so please continue to use fire in a responsible manner."

Technical advice for burning and smoke management can be obtained from your local ODF office.

With the termination of fire season, requirements such as providing firefighting equipment at logging sites or obtaining a burning permit for burn barrels are no longer in effect. However, termination of fire season does not relieve landowners or forest operators of lawful responsibilities concerning the safe burning of debris or slash. Windy conditions combined with warm weather could cause unpredictable fire behavior.

Specific Smoke Management/Burning Advisory Information:

- Unless you are in a rural or city fire department protection area, burn permits for burn barrels and small amounts of yard debris are not required. If you are under the protection of a rural or city fire department, please call and ask what their burning restrictions are. Burning within the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation requires a permit from the CTUIR. Follow all requirements within the permit.

- Burning of slash from forestry and logging activities requires a Notification of Operation/PDM from the Oregon Department of Forestry. In addition to this permit, the local Oregon Department of Forestry office must be contacted prior to ignition.

Before burning in northeast Oregon, it is important to check weather conditions related to smoke management. For smoke management forecasts call (541)963-9781 or visit the following website: www.odf.state.or.us/DIVISIONS/protection/fire_protection/Daily/neo.htm.

- Slash Burns must be registered with the local Oregon Department of Forestry office at least seven days prior to burning and burning accomplishments reported within seven days after burning.

The Northeast Oregon District of the Oregon Department of Forestry would like to thank forest landowners, forest operators and the public for their efforts in fire prevention, detection and suppression activities this season. After back-to-back record fire seasons for the State of Oregon, the Northeast Oregon District was again able to keep acres burned below the 10-year average of 2,207 acres.

Firefighters in the district suppressed 105 fires, which burned just 1,038 acres. Additional resources such as helicopters, bulldozers and single-engine air tankers partially paid for with General Fund monies from the State of Oregon helped significantly to check fire spread quickly in a year in which there were numerous large fires burning throughout the state.

These additional resources were part of the coordinated effort employed by ODF, which also included rural fire departments, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Bureau of Indian Affairs, local contractors, landowners and a long-standing relationship with the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management.

For further information, contact the Oregon Department of Forestry at these local offices:

La Grande Unit (541) 963-3168
Baker City Sub-Unit (541) 523-5831
Wallowa Unit (541) 886-2881
Pendleton Unit (541) 276-3491

To report a fire, call 9-1-1.

Northeast Oregon District Wildfire Blog: http://neodistrictfireblog.blogspot.com/
ODF on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry
Forestry board to focus on urban forestry benefits in Nov. 5-6 Portland meeting and tour (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 10/23/14
Portland is the location of a Board of Forestry tour focused on urban forestry
Portland is the location of a Board of Forestry tour focused on urban forestry
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The state Board of Forestry will hold a meeting and tour Nov. 5-6 in Portland, focusing on the benefits of trees and other natural resources in cities, and joining local leaders in discussions about the board's and the Oregon Department of Forestry's current and future urban forestry work.

The board will also meet with the state Environmental Quality Commission (EQC) and host a community social, at which it will continue its tradition of honoring a community leader's contribution to natural resource conservation.

In addition, the board will receive an update from a subcommittee that has been exploring revisions to the current plan for managing state-owned forests in northwestern Oregon. Based on the subcommittee's recommendation, the board is expected to provide direction to department staff on further development of plan revisions.

The Forest Trust Lands Advisory Committee, a statutorily established advisory committee to the Board, will provide testimony on the board's deliberations. There will also be an opportunity for public comment.

All events are open to the public.

Business meeting Wednesday, Nov. 5
Setting the tone for the following day's tour, the board will join the EQC and representatives from the state Department of Environmental Quality for an overview of the two panels' positive working relationship, an update on the Department of Forestry's urban forestry program, and an exploration of the role of trees and other natural resources in managing urban storm runoff.

The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Crystal Room of the Tiffany Center, 1410 S.W. Morrison St.

A general public comment period is scheduled near the start of the meeting. Public comment on specific agenda items will be received as the board takes them up. Agenda materials are available at: www.oregon.gov/odf/Pages/board/index.aspx

The community social, also at the Tiffany Center, will follow the meeting.

November 6 tour includes parks, Portland's Water Pollution Control Laboratory
The tour will begin with a panel discussion on a regional urban forestry planning effort, involving two states and 30 cities, that seeks to improve collaboration among government and community organizations, increase forest canopy cover and promote best natural resource management practices.

The tour will include stops at Holman and Columbia Parks and other locations, with presentations by representatives of the Portland Environmental Services Bureau, DEQ, the Oregon Environmental Council and others.

Throughout, the tour will provide insights on importance of green infrastructure--trees, open space, waterways and other natural assets--in providing environmental, economic and social benefits.

A lunch stop will feature a discussion with key urban area leaders on needs and opportunities-- today and in the future--in urban forestry and green infrastructure, and on the current and potential roles of the Board and Department of Forestry.

The day's activities begin at 8 a.m. in the Tiffany Center's Crystal Room. Members of the public are welcome, and encouraged to bring a lunch, arrange transportation if van seating is unavailable, and dress for inclement weather.

Special needs
Accommodations for people with disabilities, and special materials, services or assistance can be arranged by calling ODF's public affairs office at least 48 hours in advance, at (503) 945-7200.

About the board
The 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 on the board is available at www.oregonforestry.gov.

ODF is on Facebook and other social media sites, accessible at: www.oregon.gov/odf/Pages/odfsocialmedia.aspx


Attached Media Files: Portland is the location of a Board of Forestry tour focused on urban forestry
Vancouver Police Department looking for Bank Robbery Suspect
Vancouver Police Dept. - 10/23/14
Vancouver Police need assistance in identifying a bank robbery suspect. On 10-22-14 at 1528 hours a white male adult, entered the US Bank located at 8700 E Mill Plain Blvd. The male stood in line for a few minutes, then contacts a bank teller. Suspect advises the teller she is being robbed.

Suspect leaves with an undisclosed amount of cash and leaves on foot. K9 track of suspect has negative results. No weapon or suspect vehicle seen.

Anyone with suspect information may contact Vancouver Police Department, Detective W. Stefan at (360) 487-7425.


Attached Media Files: Bank Robbery Suspect
Red Cross Responds to Yamhill County Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 10/23/14
Volunteers with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a disaster in the 2700 block of Haworth Ave in Newberg, Ore. This multi-family apartment fire affected seven adults and one child. The Red Cross provided comfort kits, lodging assistance, food, clothing and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
4 establishments out of compliance following multi-agency Minor Decoy Operation
Forest Grove Police - 10/23/14
On October 22, 2014 a multi-agency compliance operation took place involving Forest Grove Police, Hillsboro Police, North Plains Police, the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Washington County Cornelius Deputies and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. During the operation, minors, while under the direct supervision of a police officer and an agent with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission attempted to purchase alcohol from various stores, bars and restaurants in western Washington County.

During these undercover operations the minor does not use false ID and answers truthfully if asked his or her age. The minors used in this operation were police cadets with the Hillsboro and North Plains Police Departments.

In this operation, 46 different establishments were visited. Decoys were able to obtain alcohol from two locations in Forest Grove; the Circle Inn Tavern and Prime Time. Alcohol was also obtained from the Rogue Brew Pub and the Last Waterin' Hole in North Plains. The involved employees at these establishments were issued citations for Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor. The businesses could face other sanctions.

The other 42 establishments visited refused to sell alcohol to the decoys and were found to be in compliance.

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

For information on employee training programs and other questions related to OLCC laws and regulation, please visit www.oregon.gov/OLCC.
Marion County Law Enforcement Agencies Take Part in National Domestic Violence Campaign
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/23/14
On Wednesday October 22nd, 2014 agencies from in and around Marion County participated in the 12th annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail. Multiple officers and deputies from the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Enforcement deputies and Parole and Probation, Salem Police Department, Keizer Police Department, as well as agencies across the country set out into their respective communities to arrest offenders with outstanding family-violence warrants.

By 11:00 p.m., this collaborative effort in Marion County resulted in the arrest of 7 men and women with family violence related warrants, out of the 32 warrants collected. The teams made 43 attempts on the 32 cases. Each person arrested was booked at the Marion County Jail.

According to the Bureau of Justice statistics, on average more than three women a day are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in the United States. In 2008, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published data collected in 2005 that finds the women experience two million injuries from intimate partner violence each year.

On a local level, according to the Oregon Department of Health and Human Services, a survey of more than 85,000 Oregon women showed that 1 in 10 women experienced intimate-partner violence in the five years preceding the survey. Also, the estimated cost of intimate partner violence in Oregon exceeds $50 million each year.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office Parole and Probation Division has 5 Deputy Sheriff's assigned to manage a domestic violence case load as well as Deputy Sheriff's assigned to the patrol division who have been provided an advanced level of training in regard to investigating domestic violence and other related crimes. The Marion County District Attorney's Office plays a vital role in this effort as well and their collaborative effort is much appreciated.

For information on the national effort, please contact the National Coordinator Carrie Jo Paine, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, at DVWarrantSweep@co.clackamas.or.us.
Local firm offers Ebola training for caregivers
FlashAlert - 10/23/14
No Worries In-home Care has added Ebola CAREgiving Training to the No Worries website, making it available to anyone interested in Ebola/infectious disease training for a non-hospital client-care setting: www.NoWorriesCARE.com.

No Worries In-home Care will be training their Caregivers on Ebola exposure and precautions at their company inservices Thursday, Oct. 23, 6-7:30 pm and Saturday, Oct. 25, 10-11:30 am at John's Incredible Pizza Company, 9180 SW Hall Blvd, Beaverton.

Ebola training specific to community-based care could not be found so a team of five registered nurses at No Worries developed the training which includes the latest changes by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Caregivers at the No Worries Inservices will practice using PPE according to the new CDC guidelines.

Melinda Reed, RN and owner of No Worries, made a presentation to In-home Care Agency Administrators "Ebola - How to Prepare Your Organization" at the Oregon Health Care Association on Oct. 21. This presentation is also available on the No Worries website.

No Worries provides the curriculum as a continuation of its community outreach of partnering with Washington County Aging & Veteran Services to train family caregivers.
Yamhill County Sheriff's Office participates in the 12th Annual Nation Family Violence Apprehension Detail
Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/23/14
On October 22nd, 2014, the Yamhill County Domestic Violence Response Team coordinated efforts to locate people with outstanding warrants with an emphasis on domestic violence. The agencies that participated in this year sweep were: Yamhill County District Attorney's Office, McMinnville Police Department, Newberg Police Department, Amity Police Department, Yamhill Police Department, Yamhill County Community Corrections, Yamhill County Victim's Advocates Office, U.S. Marshalls and the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office.

In total 27 warrants were attempted, 40 compliance checks were performed with a total of 6 people being arrested. In addition to those taken into custody, more arrests are anticipated from information the teams learned while on compliance checks.

Captain Tim Svenson said, "We attempt warrants year round expeditiously however; a few times a year we specifically target domestic violence offenders in conjunction with our counterparts across the nation. It's important for our citizens to know we are serious about ending domestic violence and holding offenders accountable."

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RE-SENDING WITH ATTACHMENT: Portland Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz Announces More Improvements to east Portland Properties (Photo)
Portland Parks & Recreation - 10/23/14
Mt. Hood, as seen from Clatsop Butte Park in September, 2014. Photo courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland, OR
Mt. Hood, as seen from Clatsop Butte Park in September, 2014. Photo courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland, OR
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Revenue from Development to Fund Improvements at Leach Botanical Garden and Clatsop Butte Park

**This email now contains the previously not-attached summary document/SDC allocation map referenced in the first paragraph of the press release.

With apologies,
-Mark**

(Portland, OR) -
Representatives from City Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz's office and Portland Parks & Recreation staff announced at the East Portland Action Plan meeting tonight (Wednesday, October 22) that Commissioner Fritz has allocated more than $1 million in revenue from System Development Charges to fund improvements at Leach Botanical Garden and Clatsop Butte Park. These Portland Parks & Recreation properties are the latest east Portland park sites designated for improvements by Commissioner Fritz. In 2014, Fritz and Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) Director Mike Abbaté have announced approximately $22M in investments in east Portland parks (please see attached summary document for details). From 2009 through September 2014, PP&R has dedicated approximately $31.2M in System Development Charges to provide parks facilities in east Portland.

Revenue from System Development Charges (SDCs), which is collected as fees on new construction rather than tax dollars, will fund the major improvements at Leach Botanical Garden as well as modest interim facilities at Clatsop Butte Park. SDCs are fees paid by developers to support the increased civic infrastructure required when new homes and businesses are built. By state law, SDCs can only be used to expand capacity, not to fix existing parks facilities or to fund operational services.

The SDC investment at Leach Botanical Garden includes approximately $1M in improvements, including Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access, to areas including the upper garden at the regional Leach attraction, located off SE Foster Road in the Pleasant Valley neighborhood. Pedestrian and vehicle access projects will be prioritized. The specific projects will be determined in partnership with the non-profit Leach Garden Friends. Portland Development Commission (PDC) is partnering by contributing additional funds of up to $1.1M towards the upper garden's project design and construction over the next five years. PDC has already contributed approximately $150,000 in schematic design work. On Friday, Portland Parks & Recreation expects to acquire more property for the garden to display plants native to the Northwest, but from remote parts of the region. The additional 1.36 acres will give more people the opportunity to experience botanical treasures, to take classes, and to participate in events in a setting apart from the bustle of urban life, according to Leach Botanical Garden Executive Director David Porter.

"The improvements at Leach Botanical Garden will make significant improvements to a beautiful garden; and will be enjoyed by individuals and families from around the region, and especially those who live in East Portland", says Portland Parks & Recreation Director Mike Abbaté. "Removing barriers that enhance access for people with disabilities in the historic Leach Botanical Garden is another way to make sure all Portlanders can enjoy this amazing garden gem."

"Leach Botanical Garden is a unique botanical and cultural attraction," says Leach Garden Friends' board president, Linda Morrow. "We represent the character of the Pacific Northwest realized through plants, water, art and discovery. This support from Commissioner Fritz through Portland Parks & Recreation is an important step to carrying on the legacy of east Portland civic leaders, John and Lilla Leach, who were visionary in giving their botanical garden to be a public space of respite and beauty."

The Clatsop Butte Park project provides an opportunity to enhance a park site atop a butte in east Portland, at SE 152nd Ave & Belmore St. (also in the Pleasant Valley community), with views of downtown Portland, Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams and Mount St. Helens. Portland Parks & Recreation will begin improvements on the 43-acre Clatsop Butte property by developing an interim wood chip trail, benches and signage to encourage neighborhood enjoyment of this important east Portland asset until funds are available to build out the Master Plan developed with the community. Approximately $100,000 in SDC funds will provide improvements primarily benefiting an estimated 178 nearby households. Construction is expected to begin in October 2014, with completion before the end of the year.

About parks in east Portland
East Portland was incorporated into the city of Portland later than many other areas. Two out of every five households in this part of town do not have easy access to a City of Portland park, in stark contrast to the rest of Portland where four out of every five households live within a half-mile of a park or natural area. The east Portland area has experienced significant population growth, and now 40% of Portland's families with children live in east Portland. Demand for recreational services is high, and closing this "play gap" is a priority for Portland Parks & Recreation and Commissioner Fritz.

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Attached Media Files: 2014-10/1399/78996/2014_east_Portland_SDC_investments.doc , Mt. Hood, as seen from Clatsop Butte Park in September, 2014. Photo courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland, OR
City of Keizer Receives National Boating Access Recognition for Keizer Rapids Boat Ramp, Amenities (Photo)
Oregon Marine Board - 10/23/14
Mayor Lore Christopher being presented the Mid-Size Access SOBA Award from Janine Belleque, Marine Board's Interim Boating Facilities Manager
Mayor Lore Christopher being presented the Mid-Size Access SOBA Award from Janine Belleque, Marine Board's Interim Boating Facilities Manager
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The States Organization for Boating Access (SOBA) presented the City of Keizer a Mid-Size Access Award for the new Keizer Rapids Boating Facility on the Willamette River during their annual conference held in Arkansas during the week of October 13. Only one such award is given each year. The national award was formally presented to the City of Keizer's Mayor, Lore Christopher, during their monthly City Council meeting by Janine Belleque, the Oregon State Marine Board's interim Boating Facilities Manager.

Planning for this mid-sized boating access site began in 2003 and within that timeframe, many partnerships were established to work through the different challenges associated with the project. More than 50 individuals from city, state and federal levels, collaborated to complete property acquisitions, obtain environmental construction permits, complete design and engineering, bidding, construction and obtain funding for the Keizer Rapids boating facility. The City of Keizer's Community Development Director, Nate Brown, was instrumental in keeping everyone moving forward and responding to the challenges of completing the City's first improved boating facility.

The total cost for the project was $1,322,379, with $728,296 provided by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife utilizing federal Sport Fish Restoration Funds from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, $221,356 in state boater funds, and $372,727 from the City of Keizer. Federal funds are derived from federal excise taxes on fishing equipment and motorboat fuels taxes.

The Keizer Rapids recreational boating facility amenities include:
-Property acquisition;
-1,900- feet of paved access road;
-paved and curbed parking lot for 16 single car spaces and 23 vehicle/boat trailer spaces, landscaped islands, sidewalks and signage;
-261-feet for a single-lane concrete boat ramp;
-200-foot long boarding floats supported by five steel piles;
-Single stall vault toilet;
-Two vegetated stormwater treatment bio-swales;
-Bank stabilization, boat ramp protection and large woody debris habitat enhancement;
Vegetated earthen berm to create a noise buffer and visual barrier for adjacent neighbors.

The Keizer Rapids recreational boating facility provides public access to a 12.5 mile area of the Willamette River and is a designated stop on the Willamette River Water trail.

SOBA recognizes outstanding achievements in recreational boating access at the annual National Boating Access Conference. The City of Keizer deserved this national recognition for their vision, collaboration and master planning of Keizer Rapids Park that will benefit recreational boaters for decades to come.

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Attached Media Files: Mayor Lore Christopher being presented the Mid-Size Access SOBA Award from Janine Belleque, Marine Board's Interim Boating Facilities Manager , Keizer Rapids Boat Ramp in 2013 shortly after construction.
Update: Death Investigation - Coos Bay Below Conde McCullough Memorial Bridge
Oregon State Police - 10/23/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the death of a 52-year old Florence man whose body was found in Coos Bay following an apparent accident while he worked on a lower maintenance bridge underneath Conde McCullough Memorial Bridge. The man's name is released in this update.

According to Lieutenant Steve Mitchell, on October 22, 2014 at 5:35 p.m., a report was received of a vehicle in the water under Conde McCullough Memorial Bridge located on Highway 101 near milepost 234 in Coos Bay. Upon arrival, emergency responders confirmed that a pickup was underwater below the bridge.

U.S. Coast Guard personnel in a boat found a body in the water about four miles from the bridge. Fire personnel from North Bend Fire Department, North Bay Rural Fire Protection 2, and Lakeside Rural Fire Protection District responded to the scene with watercraft resources. A dive team from Lakeside Rural Fire Protection District checked the pickup about 15 feet underwater and confirmed there were no other occupants inside. The pickup was later recovered by Mast Bros. Towing.

The deceased man was identified as MARK FORTUNE, age 52, from Florence. FORTUNE reportedly was working as a mechanic for the bridge contractor. The circumstances surrounding his death and how his vehicle went into the water are not known at this time. The incident was not witnessed and construction crew members spotted the 2001 Ford F250 pickup in the water but couldn't account for FORTUNE.

According to ODOT, Highway 101 remains closed at the McCullough Bridge following the incident that damaged a construction project enclosure attached to the bridge. ODOT estimates the bridge will remain closed to all traffic until late Friday. A detour along East Bay Drive is being used for local traffic. Motor carriers are advised to use Highway 42 instead of Highway 38.

Questions regarding the bridge project and traffic restrictions should be directed to ODOT. Updates for traffic-related matters are posted on ODOT's website TripCheck.com.

No photographs for release.

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Battle Ground Councilmember Recognized for Volunteer Service (Photo)
City of Battle Ground - 10/23/14
Mr. Ganley Recognition
Mr. Ganley Recognition
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After twelve years, 1,500 fire hydrants, and vast quantities of yellow paint, Battle Ground Councilmember Bill Ganley was recognized for his summer pastime - painting the City's fire hydrants. Mr. Ganley's profession as a high school teacher afforded him a few weeks each of the last 12 summers to volunteer his time to paint every one of the City's 730 fire hydrants - twice over.

At the October 20th Battle Ground City Council meeting, Public Works Director Scott Sawyer and Maintenance Worker Mike Wilcock recognized Mr. Ganley's volunteerism by presenting him with... well, a fire hydrant on wheels, complete with staff signatures and a plaque commemorating his years of service to the Fire Hydrant Maintenance Program. Mr. Ganley's work not only helped the City maintain the look and durability of the hydrants, but provided him the opportunity to meet and visit with residents throughout the City.

Councilmember Ganley is the longest serving member of the Battle Ground City Council. He was first elected to office in 1993 and his serving his 6th consecutive term.


Attached Media Files: Mr. Ganley Recognition , Painting a Hydrant - 2008
Tualatin Valley Water District Celebrates Sale of 60,000th Water Meter
Tualatin Valley Water Dist. - 10/23/14
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: October 23, 2014
Contact: Jim Meierotto, Communications Coordinator, 503-848-3036
Marlys Mock, Community Affairs Coordinator, 503-848-3078


Tualatin Valley Water District Celebrates Sale of 60,000th Water Meter

TVWD is proud to announce the sale of the District's 60,000th meter purchased on October 9, 2014. The sale of this meter represents the planned, responsible growth that TVWD has experienced over its long history.

TVWD has provided quality water and customer service while actively meeting the needs and economic development of our communities since its inception as the Barnes Cooperative Water Supply in 1934. The name changed to the Wolf Creek Highway Water District in 1938. Two later mergers - with The Aloha-Huber Water District in 1973 - and the Cooper Mountain Water District in 1982 - occurred prior to the District's evolution into the Tualatin Valley Water District which was created when Metzger and Wolf Creek Highway Water Districts merged.

TVWD serves more than 200,000 people in areas of unincorporated Washington County, and portions of the cities of Hillsboro, Beaverton and Tigard. TVWD is committed to its mission "To provide our community quality water and customer service" and has been the recipient of numerous awards over the years. More information about TVWD can be found at www.tvwd.org

The sale of the District's 60,000th meter also coincides with another historic milestone for TVWD: The development of the mid-Willamette River as an additional water source to provide extra capacity and improved reliability of the region's water supply system. The Willamette Water Supply partnership with Hillsboro Water will serve Washington County businesses and residents in approximately 2026. More information about the Willamette Water Supply Partnership can be found at www.ourreliablewater.org.

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Sandy Police Seeking Tips in $20,000 Tool Theft (Photo)
Sandy Police Dept. - 10/23/14
2nd suspect with vehicle
2nd suspect with vehicle
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The Sandy Police Department is asking for help from the public in identifying suspects in the theft of a utility trailer full of tools that occurred on 10/04/14. The trailer was stolen from a storage area for supplies used by a contractor in the City of Sandy's fiber optic internet project and was captured on video surveillance. The theft was reported on 10/06/14 and the stolen trailer was recovered empty in Gresham on 10/07/14.

Ronald Stolin, 26, of Gresham was arrested by Gresham Police inside the stolen trailer on outstanding warrants and will be charged for possession of stolen property. Sandy Police are still hoping to recover the tools missing from the trailer and are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects that stole the trailer. The tools inside included a concrete saw, plate compactor, and other supplies for ditching and drilling. The victim was able to provide serial numbers for much of the stolen equipment.

Still photos of two suspects and their vehicle are attached to this release. The suspects appear to both be heavyset white males approximately six feet tall. They were driving a green Jeep with a roof rack and a spare tire on top. Anyone with information can call the Sandy Police Department tip line at (503)489-2195


Attached Media Files: 2nd suspect with vehicle , Suspect vehicle attached to stolen trailer , 1st suspect with vehicle
Oregon Aero honored by Department of Defense for support of employees serving in the National Guard and Reserves
Oregon Military Department - 10/23/14
Scappoose, Ore. (October 15, 2014) - The Oregon Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) announced today that it is honoring Oregon Aero with an Above and Beyond Award. The company Oregon Aero was previously recognized with the "Patriot Award" during the 2014 Northwest Military Employer Summit, in Clackamas, Oregon.

The award is to recognize Oregon Aero for their extraordinary support of its employees who serve in the Oregon National Guard and Reserve. Oregon Aero joins thousands of American employers who have reviewed and amended their current human resources policies to ensure compliance with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.

Many employers provide 'above and beyond' support with pay differential to offset any wage loss, and extension of health care benefits, which complement coverage provided by the military when their employees are mobilized for duty.

According to retired Oregon Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Norman Hoffman, Oregon ESGR State Chair, the ESGR Above and Beyond was created by ESGR to publicly recognize American employers providing extraordinary patriotic support and cooperation to their employees, who like the citizen warriors before them, have answered their nation's call to serve.

"Supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation's Guard and Reserve units," Hoffman said.

Oregon Aero designs, tests, and manufactures products for both military and civil applications at its facility in Scappoose, Oregon.

"Our Citizen-Soldiers provide an unparalleled workforce that brings dedication, motivation and outstanding leadership abilities to the roles they fill," said Tony Erickson, chief operating officer for Oregon Aero. "They have skill sets would be beneficial any employer. We're lucky to have them."

ESGR, a Department of Defense (DoD) office, seeks to foster a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States. ESGR facilitates and promotes a cooperative culture of employer support for National Guard and Reserve service by developing and advocating mutually beneficial initiatives, recognizing employer support, increasing awareness of applicable laws and policies, resolving potential conflicts between employers and their service members, and acting as the employers' principal advocate within DoD. ESGR's mission is encouraging employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce.
Wallace Marine Boat Dock Winterization
City of Salem - 10/23/14
River levels for the Willamette River near Salem are monitored to determine when the boarding floats at Wallace Marine Park need to be removed for the fall and winter seasons. Projected river levels have prompted Parks to remove the boarding floats Friday, October 24, 2014.

As typical each season, the boarding floats are removed in mid to late fall to prevent them from collecting debris, being damaged, or carried away as river levels rise. The floats will be reinstalled when water levels recede in the spring.
City Parks on Winter Schedule
City of Salem - 10/23/14
The Parks and Transportation Services Division of the City of Salem will be shifting to the winter schedule in City parks beginning the week of November 1, 2014, and lasting through February 28, 2015.

As part of this winter reduction schedule, the following park restrooms and chemical toilets will remain open during daylight hours: Restrooms at Bush's Pasture (upper Leffelle and Bush Barn), Deepwood, Geer, Marion Square, River Road, Riverfront, and Woodmansee; and chemical toilets at Cascades Gateway, McKay, Minto-Brown, Orchard Heights, and Wallace Marine. All others will be closed for the winter season.

All athletic fields will be closed to all play beginning November 3, 2014. Fields will reopen in spring with the date dependent on actual turf conditions.

All drinking fountains will be shut off and winterized to prevent damage to the water lines. Most picnic tables in large parks will be taken out of service for the winter months.

During the reduced maintenance period there will be less routine maintenance in neighborhood parks including litter control, garbage removal, cleaning picnic tables and walkways, etc. In order to minimize the direct effects on "off-season" park users, the Division will continue to leverage all available volunteer and supplemental labor resources. If you are interested in assisting, please contact Tibby Larson, Parks Operations' Volunteer Coordinator, at talarson@ciytofsalem.net or
503-589-2197.
Benton County Sheriff's Office Children hosts Special Needs Horseback Ride Event
Benton Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/23/14
The Benton County Sheriff's Office Mounted Posse is hosting their 5th horseback ride event for children with special needs and their siblings. It will be held at the Indoor Arena of the Benton County Fairgrounds and is sponsored by Sheriff Scott Jackson.

The participants 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 3 and 18 years of age and be able to hang on by themselves. The arena is not heated and long pants/closed-toed shoes are required.

There will also be a coloring area and brushing/petting station with miniature horses. Photographs will be taken and 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 and also on our website, if you would like to fill it out ahead of time.

Please RSVP by November 14th so we can plan appropriately. You can either email or phone, with the parent/guardian name and the name and age of your child(s) who will be riding.

http://www.bentoncountysheriffsmountedposse.com
email: sheriffsposse@co.benton.or.us
Phone: 541-766-6045
All WB lanes of I-84 closed near 207th early Thursday after truck jackknifes
ODOT: PDX, Mt. Hood - 10/23/14
All westbound lanes of Interstate 84 are closed near 207th Avenue after a truck jackknifed and spilled about 150 gallons of fuel across the roadway. Westbound traffic is being directed off the highway at Fairview. Crews are working to move the truck and clean the spill. There is no estimated time for re-opening.
Red Cross responds to a multi-family apartment fire in Portland, OR.
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 10/23/14
A multi-family apartment fire occurred at the 100 block of Southeast 187th street of Portland,OR.
A Red Cross Disaster Assistance Team consisting of Dave Kleinke and Kathleen Elliott responded.
The fire affected 3 adults and 1 child.
Lodging,food, comfort kits and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services were provided.
10/22/14
Death Investigation - Coos Bay Below Conde McCullough Memorial Bridge
Oregon State Police - 10/22/14
Highway 101 at the Conde McCullough Memorial Bridge in Coos Bay is closed at this time by ODOT as Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of local emergency responders, investigate the death of an person found near a vehicle in the water below.

According to Lieutenant Steve Mitchell, on October 22, 2014 at 5:35 p.m., a report was received of a vehicle in the water under Conde McCullough Memorial Bridge located on Highway 101 near milepost 234 in Coos Bay. US Coast Guard and local fire personnel responded with watercraft resources and the body of a deceased adult male was recovered. Divers located a vehicle under water believed to be associated with the victim.

ODOT has closed the bridge in both directions for an unknown period. A detour is being established around the area and updates for traffic-related matters are posted on ODOT's website TripCheck.com.

No other information to be released at this time.

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Free Boating Certification Course
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/22/14
The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office Marine Division, will again be hosting an Adventures in Boating certification course. The class is open to any individual who needs to obtain a Washington State Boaters Education Card. The next class is scheduled for Nov 1, 2014 from 8am to 4pm. Classes will be held at the Cowlitz County Search and Rescue Building, 1800 Western Lane in Kelso. Cost for the class is FREE.

To Register: Contact Deputy Jordan Spencer at 360-577-3092 or by email spencerj@co.cowlitz.wa.us Registration deadline is Oct 29th. This one day class will certify you to operate a vessel in the state of Washington.

Reminder: All vessel operators age 59 and younger must have a Washington Boaters Education Card to operate a vessel in Washington State. For additional information and resources, click on www.boatered.org.
UPDATE w/ PARTIAL SUSPECT SKETCH, NEW DETAILS, AGE CORRECTION: Happy Valley PD responds to report of suspicious male attempting to lure child into truck; tips sought (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/22/14
New PARTIAL sketch of the suspicious male (The 12-year-old could not recall any details of the suspicious male's nose or eyes, so they've been left off the sketch.)
New PARTIAL sketch of the suspicious male (The 12-year-old could not recall any details of the suspicious male's nose or eyes, so they've been left off the sketch.)
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[CORRECTION: We misreported the girl's age as 10 in an earlier version of this release. She was in fact 12 when the reported incident happened. It is fixed below.]

UPDATE (Weds., Oct. 22) -- NEW DETAILS AND PARTIAL SUSPECT SKETCH

Please reference CCSO Case # 14-28327

New details and a partial suspect sketch are now available in the case of an unknown male reportedly attempting to lure a 12-year-old child into his red Toyota truck.

A new PARTIAL sketch of the suspicious male is attached. (The 12-year-old could not recall any details of the suspicious male's nose or eyes, so they've been left off the sketch.) However, here are additional details for the male's description:

- African-American male
- Age: 50s to 60s
- Appeared to be short and heavily built
- Short, buzz-cut salt-and-pepper hair with a chin beard (no hair over lip)
- "scratchy smoker's voice"
- Wearing a black t-shirt

Also, here is a more complete description of the suspicious male's vehicle, taken from the 12-year-old girl's description:

- 1990s single-cab Toyota pickup truck
- Partial license plate XQZ-*** (last three digits unknown)
- Red or "rust color" red
- The truck may have some rust on it
- Rear bumper nearly completely covered with bumper stickers -- including "Keep Portland - Weird" and possibly sort of animal-shelter sticker incorporating a design of a blue dog.
- Diamond shaped "Baby on Board" placard in rear glass cab window
- Softball-sized dent on the passenger side fender behind the rear wheel

Again, anyone with information on the suspicious male or associated truck is urged to contact our Tip Line -- by phone at (503) 723-4949 or by using the online email form at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp. Please reference CCSO Case # 14-28327.

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EARLIER (October 16, 2014, 2:46 p.m):

Please reference CCSO Case # 14-28327

The Happy Valley Police is investigating a report of an unknown male attempting to lure a 12-year-old child into his red Toyota truck with a license plate containing the letters XQZ. Tips are sought.

At 8:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, the 12-year-old girl was walking to school near the 11400 block of SE Norwood Loop in Happy Valley when an unknown male driving a red Toyota truck reportedly stopped to talk to her.

The male told the girl that her mother was in the hospital and that he was supposed to pick her up.

The girl then grabbed her cell phone and the truck drove away.

The unknown male is described as follows:
- African-American male
- Age: 50s
- Appeared to be short and heavily built
- Salt-and-pepper grey hair and beard
- "scratchy smoker's voice"

The suspicious male's vehicle is described as follows;
- Red Toyota truck
- Partial license plate XQZ-*** (last three digits unknown)
- Bumper stickers: "Keep Portland Weird" and "Baby on Board"

TIPS SOUGHT

Anyone with information on the suspicious male or associated truck is urged to contact our Tip Line -- by phone at (503) 723-4949 or by using the online email form at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please reference CCSO Case # 14-28327.

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

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Attached Media Files: New PARTIAL sketch of the suspicious male (The 12-year-old could not recall any details of the suspicious male's nose or eyes, so they've been left off the sketch.)
Tomorrow - Nosh4Nonviolence & Show Support for Survivors of Domestic Violence
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 10/22/14
WHO: The Salvation Army West Women's & children's Shelter, Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL), domestic violence survivors, Portland Metro restaurants

WHAT: Join PWCL and the West Women's & Children's Shelter on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 and Nosh4Nonviolence to help bring an end to domestic violence! Eat at one of the participating restaurants and part of the proceeds from your meal will be donated to these domestic violence agencies.

WHEN: Thursday, October 23, 2014

WHERE: Participating restaurants, see list below or go online to nosh4nonviolence.com or www.facebook.com/Nosh4Nonviolence

WHY: Because domestic violence is a reality for thousands of women in the Portland Metro area. In fact, just in Portland last year, the Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL) and the West Women's & Children's Shelter together served 566 survivors with advocacy and answered over 26,000 crisis line calls.

You can be a part of the mission to end domestic violence by dining out on October 23rd, 2014!

CONTACT:
Teresa Steinmetz
The Salvation Army
Director of Communications and Marketing
503-794-3283
Teresa.steinmetz@usw.salvationarmy.org


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(Portland, OR) October 10, 2014 - Domestic violence is a reality for thousands of women in the Portland Metro area. In fact, just in Portland last year, the Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL) and the West Women's & Children's Shelter together served 566 survivors with advocacy and answered over 26,000 crisis line calls. Join PWCL and the West Women's & Children's Shelter on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 and Nosh4Nonviolence to help bring an end to domestic violence! Eat at one of the participating restaurants and part of the proceeds from your meal will be donated to these domestic violence agencies.

"We are so fortunate to partner with so many restaurants in the Portland Metro area that support our mission to end domestic violence as well as provide resources to survivors and their children," says Fay Schuler, Director at the West Women's & Children's Shelter, a program of The Salvation Army. "It is only with the community's help and financial support that we can offer women the support they need to stay safe. We encourage you to find a participating restaurant, grab some friends, and Nosh4Nonviolence with us on October 23rd!"

According to the Center for Disease Control's National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey released in November 2011, one in four women and one in seven men have experienced "severe physical violence" by a partner. This does not take into consideration more subtle forms of violence, such as verbal and emotional abuse.

You can be a part of the mission to end domestic violence by dining out on October 23rd, 2014!


Here are the participating locations:

Back to Eden Bakery - 2217 NE Alberta, Portland, OR 97211 // 503-477-5022 // http://www.backtoedenbakery.com/

Bartini - 2108 NW Glisan, Portland, OR 97210 // 503-224-7919 //http://www.bartinipdx.com/

Brekken's Bar & Grill - 8728 N Lombard St., Portland, OR 97209 // 503-286-2815 // https://www.facebook.com/Brekkensrose

Brix Tavern - 1338 NW Hoyt St., Portland, OR // 503-943-5995 //http://www.brixtavern.com/

California Pizza Kitchen - 7315 SW Bridgeport Rd, Tigard, OR 97224 // 503-968-0504 //http://www.cpk.com/locations/bridgeport-village/

Cerulean Wine Bar & Bistro - 1439 NW Marshall St., Portland, OR 97209 // http://ceruleanwine.com/tasting-room-in-portland/

County Cork - 1329 NE Fremont, Portland, OR 97212 // 503-284-4805 //https://www.facebook.com/pages/County-Cork-Public-House/135301569842270

DeNicola's - 3520 SE Powell, Portland, OR 97202 // 503-239-5221 // http://denicolasitaliandining.com/

Deschute's Brewery - 210 NW 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97209 // http://www.deschutesbrewery.com/locations/portland

Fireside - 801 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210 // http://pdxfireside.com/

Grain and Gristle - 1473 NE Prescott St, Portland, OR 97211 // (503) 298-5007 // http://www.grainandgristle.com/

Hale Pele - 2733 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232 // (503) 662-8454

Lepellah Restaurant - 2520 Columbia House Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661 //http://www.lapellah.com/

Lehrer Pub & Eatery - 8775 SW Canyon Ln, Portland, OR 97222 //http://www.lehrerpub.com/

Low Brow Lounge - 1036 NW Hoyt St., Portland, OR 97209 //https://www.facebook.com/lowbrowlounge

Mash Tun Brewpub - 1967 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209 //https://www.facebook.com/TheMashTunBrewpub

Milo's City Cafe, Inc. - 1325 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232 //http://miloscitycafe.com/

Old Salt - 5027 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218 // 971-255-0167 //http://www.oldsaltpdx.com/

Pazzo Ristorante - 1129 NW Johnson St., Portland, OR 97209 //http://www.pazzo.com/

Por Que No - 3524 N Mississippi Ave. Portland, OR 97227 // 503-467-4149 // http://www.porquenotacos.com/

P's & Q's - 1301 NE Dekum St, Portland, OR 97211
// 503- 894-8979 // http://www.psandqsmarket.com/

Red Star Tavern - 1332 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97205 // (503) 222-0005 // http://www.redstartavern.com/

Rose and Thistle - 2314 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232 // (503) 287-8582 // https://www.facebook.com/roseandthistlepdx

Santa Fe Taqueria - 831 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210 // 503-220-0406 // https://www.facebook.com/pages/Santa-Fe-Taqueria/66599749973

Shakers Martini Bar - 1888 NW Fairview, Gresham, OR // 503-666-8464 //https://www.facebook.com/shakersmartinigresham

Sisters Coffee - 1235 NW Marshall St, Portland, OR 97209 // 971-279-2957 // http://www.sisterscoffee.com/

Swank & Swine - 808 SW Taylor, Portland, OR 97205 // (503) 943-5844 //http://www.swankandswine.com/

Three Degrees - 1510 SW Harbor Way, Portland, OR 97201 // 503-295-6166 // http://www.threedegreesportland.com/

Urban Fondue - 2114 NW Glisan, Portland, OR 97210 // (503) 242-1400 //http://www.urbanfondue.com/



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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 126 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at www.salvationarmyportland.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

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Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation to host free public screening of "The Anonymous People": Award-winning documentary about the stigma of addiction
Woloshin Communications - 10/22/14
NEWBERG, Ore. (Oct. 22, 2014) - A special screening and public discussion of the groundbreaking film "The Anonymous People" will take place Friday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m., at the Greater Portland Bible Church, 2374 S.W. Vermont St., Portland. A social hour at 6 p.m. will precede the screening.

Hosted by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's Center for Public Advocacy and Hazelden at Springbrook's Alumni Chapter, this moving documentary tells the story of the more than 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

It features the diverse faces and voices of recovering people who are fighting against the stigma of addiction that has kept them silent and hidden for decades.

"We encourage members of the recovery community, their friends and family and those facing the challenges of substance abuse to attend," said Jan Vondrachek, vice president of the Pacific Northwest Region for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. "There is much to be learned about how we can change the conversation about addiction from problems to solutions."

"Betty Ford was our nation's first public advocate for recovery from addiction, opening up about her own story of addiction and recovery in a powerful and historically significant way," Vondrachek continued. "The Anonymous People extends her legacy for a new generation, so it is especially exciting for us to screen the film at our communities throughout the country, including here in Oregon."

Following the screening, a discussion with the audience will be moderated by William Moyers, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's vice president of public affairs and community relations.

Seating is limited, and reservations can be made by visiting http://www.hazelden.org/web/public/event.view?eventId=4652892. The film trailer can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqoEtUn0Agw.

About The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. It is the nation's largest nonprofit treatment provider, with a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center. With 15 sites in California, Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Colorado and Texas, the Foundation offers prevention and recovery solutions nationwide and across the entire continuum of care to help youth and adults reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. It includes the largest recovery publishing house in the country, a fully accredited graduate school of addiction studies, an addiction research


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Polk County Search and Rescue Locate Missing Man in SW Polk County
Polk Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/22/14
Polk County Search and Rescue members located a missing man at approximately noon today after the man spent the night in the coast range mountains about 15 miles NW of Corvallis. The man was checked by medics after he was located for early signs of hypothermia and then released to family members.

The incident began Tuesday afternoon after Wayne Rodgers 74 and Ken Atterbery 43, both of Corvallis got their vehicle stuck on a remote road near Cougar Ridge in SW Polk County while looking for mushrooms. Ken Atterbery walked out to a area to call for help at around 2:30 pm Tuesday and was later picked up by a unidentified person who gave him a ride to Corvallis late Tuesday evening. Mr. Atterbery did not advise Polk County personnel he had gotten a ride home until Polk County Sheriff's Office personnel made phone contact with him late this morning.

Polk County Search and Rescue began looking for Wayne Rodgers around 5:00 pm Tuesday evening after getting broken phone calls from his cell phone. Mr. Rodgers stayed with his vehicle while Polk County Search and Rescue personnel worked throughout the night driving various roads in the area. At daybreak additional search and rescue personnel assisted looking for Mr. Rodgers who was located by searchers as he was walking along a remote roadway around noon today. Mr Rodgers vehicle was not removed from the roadway at this time.

Searchers called for a medic unit to respond to check Mr. Rodgers for early indications of hypothermia as they treated him at the scene until the arrival of medics. Sergeant Rick Bittick, search commander stated, "It's a good thing we found him when we did due to the weather and his age"
Ace Tavern on Northeast Sandy Boulevard Burglarized by Masked Suspect
Portland Police Bureau - 10/22/14
Today, Wednesday October 22, 2014, at 10:02 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Ace Tavern, located at 8868 Northeast Sandy Boulevard, on the report of a robbery.

Officers arrived and spoke to the employee who told police that an unknown suspect entered the bar and stole the cash register. The victim was in the office at the time of the incident.

The suspect is described as an unknown race male, wearing a black hooded jacket, some kind of gas or paper filter mask, carrying large white bag. No weapons were seen or displayed by the suspect.

The suspect fled the area in a gray SUV with a roof rack.

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

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Local Child Care Resource & Referral Agency Wins 2014 MCF Community Challenge
Maps Credit Union - 10/22/14
For immediate release

Oct. 22, 2014

SALEM, Ore. -- The Community Action Agency's Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) of Marion, Polk & Yamhill Counties was announced as the winner of the 2014 Maps Community Foundation Community Challenge Award at Maps Credit Union's annual member and business meeting last night.

This year's competition focused on the finding solutions to help increase access to affordable, high-quality child care for working parents in Maps Credit Union's service area. This topic focus was selected through voting on the credit union's Facebook page (facebook.com/mapscu). The winner receives a $1,000 award and works with the foundation to select a local nonprofit to also receive a $1,000 donation.

The winning idea, submitted on behalf of CCR&R by program director Shannon Vandehey. Vandehey's idea is to integrate the Kids Matter Child Care Finder app into the slate of services CCR&R offers to local families seeking child care. The app contains information about local child care providers as well as information on how to select a high-quality provider that parents can access at no charge 24/7 using an iOS or Android smartphone. No child care referral agency in Oregon is currently using the app.

In her submission, Vandehey noted that finding child care is time consuming, especially for parents who don't know where to find the information they need. The app gives an option for "expert advice and support at any time ... reducing the barriers working families face."

Vandehey's entry was the clear winner, said Mitzi Smith, Maps Credit Union's community development officer, because it was based on her knowledge of what families need and because of its innovative use of technology to provide it without increasing the burden on agency staff.

Vandehey chose Catholic Community Service to receive the $1,000 donation. CCR&R will put their $1,000 award toward the setup costs associated with the Child Care Finder app.

The Maps Community Foundation was organized in 2011 to deliver asset-building services to local communities. The 501(c)3 organization lives its mission, "Building financial security through education," by partnering with community groups to increase access to education, to provide financial education, and to support asset development in the areas we serve.

Maps Credit Union has come a long way since a group of 17 volunteers joined together in 1935, running the credit union out of kitchens and living rooms in homes throughout Marion County. Today, Maps serves more than 45,000 members in Marion, Polk, Yamhill, Linn, Benton, Clackamas, Washington and Multnomah counties. The credit union has nine branches located in east, west, south and central Salem; Keizer; the Willamette University campus; Monmouth; Woodburn; and Silverton. The credit union also instructs students and operates three non-profit student branches as school-to-work labs for high school business courses at North Salem, West Salem and McKay high schools.

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State to Release 2013 Report on Adult Abuse Following Gert Boyle Presentation at National Adult Protection Conference in Portland Next Week
OR Department of Human Services - 10/22/14
When: October 29, 2014 2:30 p.m.

Where: Portland Waterfront Marriot Hotel, 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland; Salons E and F

What: Last year, Oregon DHS received over 35,000 reports of possible abuse of older or vulnerable Oregonians. At this conference, Oregon will release its 2013 statistics, which show an increase in both financial exploitation and neglect. Key facts about abuse in Oregon will be shared.
(There are over 600 people registered for this international conference, experts from 43 states, five tribal nations and three foreign countries will be participating).

Why: The issue of adult abuse continues to impact our state, our nation and our world. The fact that Oregon is hosting this major event speaks to the heightened awareness and concern over adult abuse.

Who: Highlighted speakers:
* Marie Cervantes, Director of Oregon's Office of Adult Abuse Prevention Investigations. She will present Oregon's 2013 stats.
* Kathleen Quinn, Executive Director of the National Adult Protective Services Association. She will give a national perspective.
* 12 year old Rayanna Blair of Lakeview, Oregon will be introduced. She will be receiving a special award at the conference for reporting the abuse of a 90 year old and ultimately saving her life. Everyone needs to take responsibility for protecting our elders. Here is a video about this brave youngster: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ikC54yRhRE&feature=youtu.be
The briefing will take place right after the keynote presentation by Gert Boyle. Mrs. Boyle is 90 years old, lives in "independent living," goes to work full time at Columbia Sportswear, where she is chairman of the board. When she was in her late 80's she was the victim of a brutal attack. She will give professionals advice on how to work with older victims.

Format: The press briefing will be short. Following the briefing, presenters will be available for interviews. Workshops are open for the media. Conference program is attached.


Attached Media Files: attached is the program for the conference
Portland Water Bureau and Mt. Hood National Forest Bull Run Working Group Meeting
Portland Water Bureau - 10/22/14
The public is invited to attend the Portland Water Bureau and Mt. Hood National Forest Bull Run working group meeting on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Mt. Hood National Forest Headquarters located at 16400 Champion Way in Sandy Oregon.
Under the terms of a 20-year agreement between the Portland Water Bureau and Mt. Hood National Forest, staff engaged in the management of the Bull Run watershed, Portland's primary drinking water source, will meet semi-annually each year. The purpose of these meetings is to review work plans, budgets and staff assignments; and communicate accomplishments and issues addressed during the course of management activities. An annual report is presented at the spring meetings.
For more information about the 20-year stewardship agreement between the Portland Water Bureau and the Mt. Hood National Forest, please go to Protection and Stewardship | The City of Portland, Oregon or www.fs.fed.us/r6/mthood
Bethany Firefighters Host Open House for New TVF&R Station 68 (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 10/22/14
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On Saturday, October 25 from 11am-2pm, firefighters will host a community open house and provide tours of the new Bethany Fire Station 68 located at 13545 NW Evergreen in Portland. A brief ceremony will take place at 11:30am.

Station 68 serves the communities of Bethany, Oak Hills, and Cedar Mill. The original fire station, a 1970 ranch-style house, was purchased in 1984 and converted for use as a two-person fire station with one mini-pumper. A carport was constructed behind the home to house the fire engine and emergency response demands eventually necessitated that a four-person crew operate out of the station.

The decision to relocate a fire station is based not only on the demands faced by a specific community (population, incidents, traffic), but also the needs--and assets--of the surrounding community. The proximity of other fire stations (including two Hillsboro fire stations now located on TVF&R's Western border) and over 100,000 incidents confirmed that relocating Station 68 would help TVF&R continue to provide excellent emergency services to the community for decades to come.

After an extensive search for property that was properly zoned, adequately sized, financially feasible, and had good access for emergency response, TVF&R purchased land at the corner of NW Thompson Road & Evergreen Street.

The aging structure did not meet current seismic standards and had dated mechanical and electrical systems, reduced capacity to house multiple modern fire engines, and no provisions for the full emergency response crew (4-person company) or female firefighters that worked there.

The new station offers a public meeting room, which can accommodate 20 people and is already being utilized by many public, community, and non-profit organizations. Room reservations can be made by calling 503-649-8577 or online at www.tvfr.com. This project was one of many funded by a $77.5 million general obligation bond that was passed in November 2006 by 68.6% of TVF&R voters.


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Master pumpkin carvers lend talent to Boys & Girls Club to create new Halloween-inspired event (Photo)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area - 10/22/14
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WHAT:Pumpkins & Pins Inaugural Event

The founder of Sand in the City has brought a talented "tribe" of pumpkin carvers together to bring a new Halloween-inspired event to Portland, all to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland. Masterfully carved pumpkins will be on public display and available for purchase.

Portland families are invited to come in costume, reserve bowling lanes, view giant, expertly-carved pumpkins, enter a raffle to win great prizes during the Halloween costume contest, and more at this festive event hosted by Grand Central Bowl.

WHO:Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland
Fifty percent of all bowling proceeds will go to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Portland. Other activities throughout the day, including a raffle with fun prizes, will also benefit the organization.

Bert Adams
Founder of Portland's famous "Sand in the City" event, Bert Adams is bringing that same creativity to "Pumpkins & Pins." The event will showcase 10 massive pumpkins that Bert and his team have turned into works of art with their skillful carvings.

WHERE:
Grand Central Bowl
808 SE Morrison St.
Portland, OR 97232

WHEN:
Sunday, October 26
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT

ADDITIONAL PHOTO OPPS: Bert Adams will be teaching kids to carve on Thursday, October 23rd at 4 PM at the Meyer Memorial Boys & Girls Club, 7119 SE Milwaukie Ave. Adams is also available to give on-air demonstrations on Thursday & Friday

Generous Sponsors
Presenting sponsor: Grand Central Bowl
Sponsors: Fred Meyer, CORT Furniture, Standard TV & Appliance, Jamba Juice, Cinnabon, Shari's Café & Pies, and Delap LLP


Attached Media Files: Pumpkins
Sheriff's Office Honors Actions of Staff in Service to their Community (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/22/14
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Yesterday, Marion County Sheriff's Office employees and family members filled the seats and lined the walls of the Senator Hearing Room in the Courthouse Square building to honor some significant events and actions by staff. Lifesaving awards, a Purple Heart, and Medals of Valor were presented.

Sheriff Jason Myers welcomed the group and briefly spoke about the work of the Office. In his welcoming speech, he said, "It's about what the men and women of this office do collectively, daily, diligently, and relentlessly. You all make this office what it is. I get to be here to shine a light on that great work." During yesterday's ceremony, the following awards were presented:

Lifesaving Awards:

Deputy Jason Hickam, Deputy Jerry Wollenschlaeger and K9 Yo - In near freezing weather, they searched for and located a suicidal woman who had fled into rural Marion County. After finding her, Deputy Hickam carried the woman across a field to staged medics.

Deputy Ryan Dunbar, Deputy Derrell Maddy and Nurse Renee Hansen - Deputies discovered an inmate had attempted suicide and they immediately began CPR. Jail Nurse, Renee Hansen, responded to the cell to assist and they performed CPR until additional medical teams could respond.

Deputy Jacob Thompson - Responding to a call of an unconscious woman, Deputy Thompson arrived on scene and immediately began CPR. Deputy Thompson twice cleared her airway and performed CPR until medics arrived on scene.

Purple Heart:

A Purple Heart medal was bestowed upon Deputy James Buchholz who, while tracking down a suspect, was shot. He protected himself and bandaged his bullet wound while other deputies and medics responded to the area. Deputy Buchholz received a standing ovation from the entire room while he received his award.

Medal of Valor:

Deputy Steve Duncan and Deputy Dale Huitt - A wanted fugitive engaged the deputies in gun fire when they responded to a call of a man slumped over the steering wheel of a parked vehicle. The deputies were able to resolve the threat, and then they provided medical aid until additional units arrived. The man had committed crimes across several states and hours prior had pointed handgun at a Tigard Police Officer.

Deputy Ryan Postlewait, Deputy Cody Lane, Deputy Jeff Nicoloff, Deputy Shawn Bush and Sergeant Nick Hunter - The Deputies and Sergeant responded to the scene of a shooting at an RV Park. The suspect had been shooting at people and had already injured one person. Multiple law enforcement agencies responded and worked together to end the terrifying episode.


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Bus collision with pedestrian
Vancouver Police Dept. - 10/22/14
On 10-20-14 the Vancouver Police responded to a school bus collision with a pedestrian who was a student walking to the local area High School. The Vancouver Traffic Unit arrived on scene and took over the investigation.
The pedestrian was walking in the crosswalk when the bus making a left turn from E McLoughlin Blvd to North bound Grand Blvd struck the pedestrian. The pedestrian was rush to the hospital and transferred to Randall Children's' Hospital for further treatment. The pedestrian was 15 years old and is expected to survive their significant injuries. There were no other occupants on the school bus.
The investigation is still on going and the driver who remained on scene has cooperated with the investigators.
The driver is identified as Virginia Sharpe and according to the school district has had an excellent driving record.
Low light and inclement weather can complicate road conditions for drivers and pedestrians alike. It is important to be vigilant and alert while driving or walking. Wear bright or reflective clothing and be as visible as possible to vehicles. Operators of vehicles should refrain from using cellular devices or limit distractions in the vehicle. Pedestrians and cyclists should have attention towards road conditions and limit sound devices from distracting their attention. Be Alert Be Vigilant Be Safe.
Wells Fargo survey finds one-third of middle class is not saving for retirement (Photo)
Wells Fargo - 10/22/14
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Saving for retirement is a formidable challenge for middle-class Americans, according to Wells Fargo's fifth annual Middle-Class Retirement Survey.

The national results showed that 34% of those surveyed are not currently contributing anything to a 401(k), IRA or other retirement savings vehicle.

Nearly a third (31%) of all respondents said they will not have enough money to "survive" on in retirement, and this increases to 48% of middle-class Americans in their 50s. Nineteen percent of all respondents have no retirement savings.

"Saving for retirement isn't easy. It requires sacrifice, and it's not something people can push off and hope to achieve later in life," said Joe Ready, Wells Fargo's director of Institutional Retirement and Trust.

"If people in their 20s, 30s or 40s aren't saving today, they are losing the benefit of time compounding the value of their money," Ready added. "That growth can't be made up later, so people have to commit early in life to make savings a regular discipline year after year. It is the only way most people will achieve their financial goals to carry them through retirement."

On behalf of Wells Fargo, Harris Poll conducted 1,001 telephone interviews from July 20 to August 25 of middle-class Americans across the country ages 25-75 with a median household income of $63,000.

About Wells Fargo (Twitter @WellsFargo)
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.6 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,700 locations; 12,500 ATMs; and the internet (wellsfargo.com). The firm has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy.


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Pedestrian hit by train in north Marion County ***** UPDATE *****
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/22/14
The 13 year old boy involved in last night's train accident has been identified as Juan Carlos Robles-Melara. He resided in Woodburn and attended French Prairie Middle School.

Based on the investigation, it appears Juan is a high functioning child with autism who left school on his own after soccer practice when he was supposed to wait for his mother to pick him up. Once his mother arrived and did not find Juan, family began looking for him and eventually called the Woodburn Police Department to make a report. While Woodburn Police was taking the report from the family, Woodburn Police heard of the train versus pedestrian accident. Shortly after the accident, it was confirmed to be Juan based on a clothing description and school identification he had in his backpack.

The family is not available for contact by the media and it is unknown if they will be at a later time.

Any inquires regarding French Prairie Middle School should be referred to Superintendent Chuck Ransom at 503-981-2727.
Librarians' Role as Digital Learning Leaders is Highlighted
Vancouver Sch. Dist. - 10/22/14
Vancouver Public Schools is profiled for its work empowering teacher-librarians
to help lead a digital transformation

Washington, D.C. | October 22, 2014 ¬- As part of its ongoing efforts to document the work of innovative school districts around the country, Digital Promise has published a multimedia case study spotlighting how teacher-librarians at Vancouver Public Schools (VPS) in Washington state are helping to lead the district through its digital transformation.

"The New Librarian: Leaders in the Digital Age" is the latest in a series of case studies produced by Digital Promise that showcase the successes and challenges of members of the League of Innovative Schools. The case study, published on DigitalPromise.org, features video, photography, graphics, and other resources, with the goal of providing a blueprint to assist other districts and educators in tackling key issues.

"Innovation isn't just about technology, it's about learning from each other," said Sara Schapiro, director of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools, a national coalition of 57 school districts improving outcomes for students through learning technology. "Vancouver Public Schools is a leader in education innovation and we're excited to help them share their story."

At a time when many districts are cutting back on library services, Vancouver Public Schools has emerged as a national model for how to reinvent the teacher-librarian role for the 21st century. VPS is in the beginning stages of a digital learning initiative to provide all teachers and students in grades 3-12 with an electronic device in a flexible learning environment, and a personalized digital curriculum.

"Ubiquitous leadership is vital to the success of our digital transformation in Vancouver Public Schools," said Steve Webb, superintendent of Vancouver Public Schools. "We're empowering our professional staff to lead and teach in ways that will produce future-ready graduates."

No longer just the keepers of books, VPS teacher-librarians have emerged as leaders in connecting teachers with effective digital resources, educating students on digital responsibility, and supporting efficient introduction of technology to the classroom.

"This study offers educational leaders a way to think differently about teacher-librarians and the leadership roles they can play in 21st-century schools," said Mark Ray, director of instructional technology and library services at Vancouver Public Schools. "VPS has invested in teacher-librarians because our district understands the ways in which these professionals can lead, teach, and support both students and teachers as part of a broader vision for digital transformation."

Share this case study and join the discussion on social media using the hashtag #futurelibrarian.

Past Digital Promise case studies include the following:
* Investing in Students' Digital Future from Day One: Blended Learning in Early Elementary at Utica Community Schools (MI)
* Bridging the Digital Divide for Low-Income Students: 1:1 Learning, 24/7, at Sunnyside Unified School District (AZ)
* Innovation Starts in the Classroom: A Teacher-Driven Approach to 21st-century Learning at West Ada Schools
* Changing a Rural Community's Expectations Through 24/7 Learning: A Model for 21st-century Rural Education at Piedmont City School District (AL)

More information about the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools is available on its website:
http://www.digitalpromise.org/league
MEDIA ALERT: 188 Finalists Enter, 18 Nurse of the Year Honorees Come Out
March of Dimes - 10/22/14
**MEDIA**
Members of the media are invited to attend. Nurse interviews and photo ops available. Live remotes welcome. Arrangements can be made by calling Michele Larsen at 503.724.7442 (cell).


--WHAT--
With 430 nurses nominated, 188 finalists remain for the fourth annual Nurse of the Year Awards. This event will honor outstanding Oregon and SW Washington nurses for their constant care and compassion toward patients. Eighteen nurses will be awarded Nurse of the Year; one in each of 17 categories plus one Distinguished Nurse of the Year.


--WHEN--
Friday, October 24
8:45 AM - 10:15 AM


--WHERE--
Sentinel Hotel
614 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR


--WHO--
The finalists come from across the region: 22 live in SW Washington, 120 are from the greater Portland area, 12 from the Gorge area, 5 from the Salem area, 8 from Lane County, 13 from North Coast, 5 from the Bend area, and 3 from Southern Oregon.

Kevin Carroll, author of "Rules of the Red Rubber Ball," will be the keynote speaker; Katherine J. Bradley, PhD, RN, from the Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing will share the connection between March of Dimes and the nursing profession. Local media personality Tara Dublin will emcee.


--WHY--
Nurse of the Year Awards was created to honor the outstanding work of Oregon and SW
Washington nurses.


About March of Dimes
March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org. Find out what is going on in the Greater Oregon Chapter by visiting OregonMOD.com.
Vancouver Chamber to Co-Host First Ever "Privacy & Data Security Summit" on November 6th (Photo)
Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce - 10/22/14
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(VANCOUVER, Wash.) - Vancouver, WA - On Thursday, November 6th the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce will partner with the law firm of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C., and Pacific Continental Bank for the "2014 Privacy & Data Security Summit" at the Vancouver Barracks. This event is designed for small to large businesses with a cost of $25/person. Attendees will gain insight on implementing safeguards to protect consumer information from the risks of a data security breach. Attorney Colin Folawn, Co-Chair of Schwabe's Privacy and Data Security practice group, will moderate two informative panel discussions. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of data security and privacy laws, compliance obligations, reducing risks of improper data management, and best practices of responding to security breaches. Visit www.vancouverusa.com to RSVP online.

The event will kick off at 7:00 A.M. with registration/networking; program will begin at 7:30 A.M. sharp at the Vancouver Barracks (600 Hatheway Road, Vancouver, WA 98661). The first panel discussion topic will be: Data security, breach notifications, and the law; with featured panelists: Christine Arevalo, Vice President, Healthcare Fraud Solutions at ID Experts; and Kelly Hagan, Esq., Co-Chair of Privacy & Data Security practice group, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, PC. The second panel: Internal and operational privacy concerns for SW Washington Businesses will feature panelists: Jean Back, Esq., Employment and Labor Practice Member, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C; Carmen Calzacorta, Esq., Business Lawyer and Chair of Business Transitions Group?, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, PC; and Gary Githens Data Breach Practice Leader, Brown & Brown Northwest Insurance.

"This topic is affecting businesses large and small, across the nation. This event will provide a better understanding of the data protection and security climate and be a great starting point for small businesses in Vancouver. Recently, an Experian report showed a whopping 43% of companies had a data breach in the past year vs. 10% from the year prior," explained Kristy Weaver, Senior Vice President at Pacific Continental Bank and Immediate-past Chairwoman of the GVCC.

"As technology brings us better and more effective ways to do business, it also provides challenges. These panel discussions will provide insight for our small to medium sized business; which are not large enough for an IT department but are vital to the success of our business climate in Southwest Washington," said Kelly Love, CEO of the GVCC.

Colin Folawn remarked that "When it comes to a data security breach, it's more a question of 'when' it will happen rather than 'if'. More than 50% of data breach problems arise not from malicious action, but from human error or system glitches. That means that every company is at risk and should plan accordingly."

About the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC):
Founded in 1890, the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC) is a non-profit organization aimed at advancing and strengthening the regional business community through member services, public affairs advocacy and community building. The Chamber is a supportive alliance of diverse member businesses, individuals and organizations, working together toward long-term business prosperity. The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is the heart of Clark County's business community, advocating for sound, sensible and dynamic policies that ensure a vital economic climate while improving Vancouver's infrastructure and quality of life. For more information, please visit www.vancouverusa.com.
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Wanted Man Arrested by OSP & Salem PD After Fleeing Traffic Stop, Area Search off Interstate 5 near Market Street
Oregon State Police - 10/22/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) and Salem Police Department (SPD) arrested a wanted 21-year old man after he fled an OSP traffic stop Wednesday morning on the off-ramp from Interstate 5 at Market Street in Salem. The off-ramp and some area streets were closed while law enforcement officers searched three hours for the subject who was believed armed.

On October 22, 2014 at approximately 2:26 a.m., OSP Northern Command Center dispatch received a citizen's driving complaint regarding a passenger car southbound on Interstate 5 near Donald/Aurora. An OSP trooper stopped the car about 2:50 a.m. on the off-ramp to Market Street and contacted two occupants.

The passenger was not wearing a safety belt, provided a false name to the trooper and fled on foot. The trooper quickly confirmed his identity as KRISTOPHER ALLEN RICE, age 21, from Salem, learned he was wanted on felony Marion County warrants and that he may be armed.

Additional law enforcement officers from OSP, SPD and Marion County Sheriff's Office responded and established a perimeter. Some SPD SWAT personal also came to the scene to assist with the search as the off-ramp, some area streets and a park-and-ride lot were closed off.

At approximately 6:15 a.m., SPD SWAT took RICE into custody as he hid in a transient tent surrounded by brush. RICE was turned over to OSP and also found in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine. No firearm was reportedly found.

RICE was transported to Marion County Jail where he was lodged on the felony warrants for Dangerous Drugs and Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, and local charges of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine and Furnishing False Information to a Police Officer.

The driver was not arrested.

No photograph available for release at this time.

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Modest Social Security COLA Crucial for American Families -- Social Security Key 2014 Election Issue
AARP Oregon - 10/22/14
Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Modest Social Security COLA Crucial for American Families
Social Security Key 2014 Election Issue

WASHINGTON, DC - AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins offered the following statement in reaction to today's announcement by the Social Security Administration of a 1.7 percent Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2015:

The modest Social Security COLA for 2015 remains crucial to the financial security of the nearly 59 million Americans receiving benefits. The COLA helps beneficiaries of all ages maintain their standard of living, keeping many from falling into poverty by providing partial protection against inflation. Millions of families, including 41 million retired workers and their dependents, 6 million survivors of deceased workers, and 11 million workers with disabilities and their dependents, will depend on next year's modest COLA increase as they face rising costs of basic needs like food, utilities and health care.

Although in the long term we need to strengthen Social Security with reasonable changes, volatility in the stock market has never impacted the promise of Social Security benefits. With $2.8 trillion in assets these popular benefits can exist far in to the future, continuing on their nearly 80 year streak of never missing a payment. That's why candidates and outside groups have scrambled in these final few weeks before Election Day to define who wants to protect and strengthen Social Security benefits the most. Because most retirees depend upon their earned benefit for at least half of their retirement income, we hope Americans of all political stripes will ask candidates where they stand on Social Security and Medicare and look at our voter guide to see what candidates have already said about these vital issues.

For more information about what political candidates have to say about Social Security, Medicare, and financial security, check out the AARP Voter Guide at aarp.org/YourVote. For tips on when to claim Social Security and how to best plan for retirement go to aarp.org/ReadyforRetirement. Additional resources may be seen here.
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About AARP

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services. A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Espańol, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org.
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Pedestrian hit by a train in north Marion County
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/21/14
At about 7:50 pm, The Marion County Sheriff's Office responded to a train versus pedestrian accident south of Gervais. Deputies have determined a 13 year old boy died as a result of this accident, while walking on the tracks.

The investigation is still on going and the name of the involved is being held until the appropriate notifications have been made to the family.
Lebanon Woman Dies in Tractor Accident
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 10/21/14
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports his deputies are investigating a fatal tractor accident that occurred today at about 1:28 p.m. The accident occurred on private property in the 41000 block of Upper Berlin Road near Lebanon.

The operator of the red 1950's Ford 8N tractor was identified as 47-year-old
Doris Eilleen Jennings of Lebanon. Ms. Jennings was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation reveals Ms. Jennings and James Ronald Royer, 49 years old from Scio, were working together to remove a tree. Ms. Jennings had a chain attached to the back of the tractor and was using it to pull out an oak tree. Royer told deputies he was standing nearby and witnessed the rear tractor tires start to spin.

Royer said Ms. Jennings applied more throttle to the engine which caused the front of the tractor to lift up and flip over on top of her. Upon arrival, deputies found Ms. Jennings pinned under the tractor. Ms. Jennings suffered severe head injuries from the accident.

There is no indication that drugs or alcohol was a factor in the accident.

Linn County Deputies were assisted by members of the Lebanon Fire Department. AAsum-Dufor Funeral Home removed the body from the scene.

The investigation is continuing.
2 traffic stops within minutes result in arrests for methamphetamine and a stolen car (Photo)
West Linn Police Dept. - 10/21/14
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Two traffic stops, within minutes of each other, result in West Linn Police recovering a stolen car from California, and arresting both drivers for possession of Methamphetamine. At 1:48 pm, Traffic Officer Brad Moyle stopped 42 year old Cindy Sexton, whose last address was in Torrance, CA, for not wearing her seatbelt. The car she was driving had been reported stolen from Torrance on July 29th. Sexton was also found to be in possession of trace amounts of Methamphetamine. She was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on one count of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, and PCS Meth with a bail of $30,000.
At 2:21 pm, Officer Jim Abeles stopped 58 year old Robert Arevalo of Salem for having switched stickers. Arevalo, who had a history of methamphetamine arrests, was subsequently arrested for Distribution, Manufacture, and Possession of Meth. Arevalo was in possession of over an ounce of methamphetamine, along with packaging materials, paraphernalia, and cutting agents. Arevalo was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on $65,000 bail.


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Riverview Community Bank Soup's On! Raises $65,543 for Share; Guests Select Chef Troy Lucio for People's Choice 'Soup-er Chef' Award, Jan & Dave Franzen Honored as 2014 Emily Marshall Volunteers of the Year
Share - 10/21/14
Vancouver, WA - Riverview Community Bank Soup's On!, held on Oct. 11, raised a gross total of $65,543 in support of Share's vital programs and services for the hungry and homeless. The event was a record-breaker in both dollars raised as well as attendance, with almost 600 guests.

A highlight of the event were the soups prepared by local chefs, including: Branden Marsh of The Grant House, who prepared General Grant's Hearty Potato Soup; Josh Simpson of Herb 'N Roots, who prepared Fall Curried Squash; Troy Lucio of Hilton Vancouver, who prepared Tuscan Chowder with White Truffle Panzanella; Edward Helbig of Legacy Health Salmon Creek Medical Center, who prepared Indian Summer Soup; Mychal Culver of Mill Creek Pub, who prepared Creamy Sausage & Potato Soup with Vegetables; and Mariz Lopez of New Seasons Market, who prepared Smokey French Lentil Soup. Guests voted Troy Lucio as the People's Choice 'Soup-er Chef' Award for Best Soup; his victory marked a three-peat for the Hilton, who also won in 2012 and 2011.

Share also presented volunteer awards; the 2014 Emily Marshall Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Jan and Dave Franzen.

"Jan and Dave give their time, energy, heart and a lot of caring thought to our programs. They are dedicated volunteers for our Backpack and Summer Meals programs. During the summer they are the driving force in keeping the warehouse in order and during the school year they continue that work each Tuesday, helping coordinate drivers and load vehicles," shared Dellan Redjou, director of volunteers and community resources, in her award presentation. "Each Thursday, they deliver to at least 3-4 school locations. Dave actually built a special c art to keep in the back of his truck just for the Backpack and Summer Meals programs. They truly enjoy the volunteer work that they do and know what a difference it makes to Share's clients."

Jan and Dave shared this: "The biggest things we like about helping (It's not work to us!) are helping the children and being able to give back something in return for all we have been blessed with. Nothing warms our hearts more than to see the smiles on the kids' faces when they get their lunch or breakfast, or to hear from a school counselor how happy the kids are to get that bag of food, or hear that their pantry has been restocked on Thursday."

Additional volunteer winners included Carolyn Ochs (category: individual) and the Clark County Veterans Court Board (category: group); Walmart was recognized as a Community Resource award winner.

The evening also included a special presentation by two past and the current Board Presidents - John Payne, John McDonagh and Peter Fels, respectively - focusing on the growth of Share over the past 25 years, due in no small part to the dedicated leadership of executive director Diane McWithey, who celebrated her 25th anniversary with Share on Oct. 1.

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, case management, a street outreach program, a Housing & Essential Needs (HEN) program 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 1,900+ children at 87 schools to provide food for weekends to children receiving free or reduced-meal 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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UPDATE - Related to Milwaukie Homicide Investigation
Milwaukie Police Dept. - 10/21/14
On October 20th at about 1045 p.m. Milwaukie Police responded to assist fire/medical at 2204 SE Bluebird Street in Milwaukie. A male victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. An autopsy conducted today indicated the victim died of homicidal violence.

The 43-year-old victim has been identified as Kenneth Scham, who had recently been staying with friends living in the apartment complex.

Police detectives with the Clackamas County Major Crimes Task Force have identified a suspect in this case. The identity of the suspect cannot be released at this time. This incident was NOT a stranger-to-stranger crime, and there is no risk to the public.
Battle Ground Police Arrest Two after Reports of Shots Fired
City of Battle Ground - 10/21/14
At about 10:13 pm on October 20th Battle Ground Police Officers responded to a call in which witnesses reported gunshots fired near the 1700 block of West Main Street. After interviewing witnesses, police were able to identify two suspects and their vehicles.

The two suspects and their two separate vehicles were located at about 10:30 pm near the 500 block of Main St. Officers made contact and immediately took into custody one suspect, a juvenile male, who was found with a long gun weapon and ammunition in his vehicle.

The second suspect, Jaysun Cory Lobdell, attempted to elude police in his vehicle and was taken into custody shortly thereafter at the 400 block of SE 4th St. He too was found with a firearm in his vehicle and admitted to discharging the weapon. No one was injured and no property was damaged.

The two suspects arrested are:

Jaysun Cory Lobdell, 18 of Battle Ground, WA - charged with Reckless Endangerment; Attempting to Elude Police Vehicle; and Driver Under 21 Consuming Alcohol. He was booked into the Clark County Jail.

Juvenile Male, 17 of Battle Ground, WA - charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and released to his parent.

Both cases were referred to the Clark County Prosecutors office.

No more information will be released at this time.
Oregon Chefs Cooking for a Cause: Healthy Babies
March of Dimes - 10/21/14
Typically fine chefs cook for the love of food, but on November 12th some of Oregon's finest chefs will be cooking for the love of babies. In a glamorous setting at Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, seven talented chefs with big hearts are offering their signature dishes to be enjoyed that evening, along with something even more special. Each chef has put together a unique and exclusive package to be auctioned off with the hopes of raising money to improve the health of babies. All proceeds from the Signature Chefs Auction benefit March of Dimes to support lifesaving research and programs that offer hope for prevention of infant health threats of premature birth and birth defects.

"Local favorites like Kevin Kennedy of Swank & Swine and Shayne Unea of Portland Prime will tantalize your taste buds," said Elizabeth Joscelyn, State Director for March of Dimes. Other notable chefs include: Aaron Bedard of The Stephanie Inn, Adam Kekahuna of No Ka Oi Catering Co., John Newman of Newmans at 988, Marissa Burback of Porto Terra Tuscan Grill & Bar, and Deb Serkoian of Wilf's.

Some of the evening's special auction items include:

* Beach weekend getaway at The Stephanie Inn in Cannon Beach
* Civil War tickets and invitation to the Reser's exclusive tailgating party
* Seven nights in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico with airfare
* Montage Laguna Beach getaway with airfare
* Social hour party with hors d'oeuvre and wine for 20 by No Ka Oi Catering Co.

The exclusive evening begins at 6:00 pm on November 12th at Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront. For information or to reserve a seat or table, visit marchofdimes.org/Oregon or call 971.270.2890.

The 25th annual Signature Chefs Auction is sponsored by First Tech Federal Credit Union, KeyBank, Black & Veatch, Cambia Health Solutions, Cresa Portland, Environments, Iberdrola Renewables, Swinerton Builders, The Zidell Companies, Tripwire, and Unico Properties.

March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org. Find out what's going on in the Greater Oregon Chapter by visiting OregonMOD.com.
Two Unrelated Traffic Stops Lead to Discovery of 13 lbs. of Marijuana, Pending Charges for 2 People - Interstate 5 near Roseburg
Oregon State Police - 10/21/14
Two unrelated traffic stops by Oregon State Police (OSP) on Monday in Douglas County is leading to charges against two people following the seizure of a total of more than 13 pounds of marijuana.

On October 20, 2014 at approximately 6:23 p.m., an OSP sergeant stopped a 1998 Ford Escort displaying California license plates northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 119 for a speed violation. The vehicle was occupied by a 21-year old female driver and the passenger identified as JORDAN J. PERRY, age 48, from Hollywood, California.

Subsequent investigation with the assistance of an OSP drug detection canine led to the discovery of over 4 pounds of marijuana in the car's trunk. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $10,000.

PERRY was taken into custody and later cited and released to appear in Douglas County Circuit Court for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana. The driver was not arrested or cited.

The second traffic stop occurred at approximately 10:44 p.m. on Interstate 5 northbound near milepost 120 when an OSP trooper stopped a Ford Ranger pickup displaying Minnesota license plates. The pickup's driver was identified as TERESA ANN LEMONS, age 45, from Rogers. Minnesota.

Subsequent investigation led the trooper to discover approximately 9.5 pounds of marijuana concealed in the pickup. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $20,000.

LEMONS was later cited and released to appear in Douglas County Circuit Court for Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana.

No photographs available for this release.

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City Council Approves Barking Dog Ordinance and Purchase of Boeckman Dip Property, and also Hears Ordinance to Add Stormwater Rules to City Code
City of Wilsonville - 10/21/14
WILSONVILLE, OR -- At the October 20, 2014, Wilsonville City Council meeting, the Council held a second reading on Ordinance No. 749 and unanimously approved the adoption of the amended Clackamas County Dog Control Ordinance. Approval of the ordinance provides law enforcement clear authority to address public complaints about a continually barking dog. Changes related to the continually barking dog offense are effective as of Jan. 5, 2015.

The City Council held a first reading and public hearing on Ordinance No. 753 and unanimously approved adding a Stormwater Section and other modifications to Wilsonville Code Chapter 8, Environment. City code did not previously address stormwater management and related policies. Prior to the second reading of the ordinance which is scheduled to be held at the next City Council meeting on Monday, Nov. 3, City Council requested that the ordinance be amended to more clearly define when public officials have the right to enter private property for inspection purposes.

The Council also unanimously approved Resolution No. 2489 authorizing the acquisition of a residential property located at 7550 Boeckman Road in the area known as the "Boeckman Dip." The city is purchasing the property from the seller in order to widen Boeckman Road, to replace the existing sewer line, and to improve bicycle and pedestrian pathways on the location. Purchasing the property from a willing seller prevents possible displacement and condemnation in the future when the construction is scheduled to occur.

Under Mayor's Business the City Council unanimously agreed to renew City Attorney Mike Kohlhoff's one-year employment contract.

During the Communications portion of the meeting, the Council received a report from Metro Councilor Craig Dirksen regarding recent activity at Metro. The Council also heard a report from the staff and students affiliated with the Wilsonville Sister City Association which is local non-profit organization that is responsible for maintaining and developing Wilsonville's sister-city relationship with Kitakata, Japan. Also during the Communications portion of the meeting, City Manager Bryan Cosgrove introduced the City's new Finance Director Susan Cole.

During the worksession prior to the meeting, Council members heard a variety of reports. Staff and consultants provided an update on the Transit Integration Plan, which seeks to find efficiencies in dial-a-ride services in conjunction with regular fixed-route bus service. The Council reviewed proposed revisions to the City's Parking Code (Chapter 5), Environment (Chapter 8) and Offenses (Chapter 10) that will be brought to City Council in the future. Finally staff presented information on the Climate Smart Communities Scenario which seeks to identify local strategies to reduce per capita greenhouse gas emissions from light-duty vehicles.

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Pursuit Ends With No Injuries
Tualatin Police Dept. - 10/21/14
On Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at approximately 12:35pm a Tualatin police officer attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle near Interstate 5 and SW Nyberg Road, in Tualatin. The driver of the vehicle failed to yield to the officer and continued driving northbound on Interstate 5. Officers pursued the vehicle into the City of Portland. With police intervention, the pursuit ended in Portland, on northbound Interstate 405 near 4th Avenue (exit 1B). There were no injuries.

Drivers should expect delays in that area until approximately 2:00pm, while officers finish their investigation.

Nothing further at this time.


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Board of Directors Work Session - Monday, October 27, 6:30 PM, District Board Room
Jefferson Sch. Dist. - 10/21/14
The Jefferson School District Board of Directors will hold a work session to plan and implement a 360 evaluation for the Superintendent. The public is welcome to attend.


Attached Media Files: 2014-10/214/78974/Agenda_10.27.pdf
OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Discovery of 52 lbs of Marijuana, Arrest of Washington Man - Interstate 5 near Tualatin (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/21/14
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A Seattle, Washington man was arrested Tuesday morning after an Oregon State Police (OSP) senior trooper discovered approximately 52 pounds of marijuana inside a vehicle during a traffic stop on Interstate 5 near Tualatin. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.

On October 21, 2014 at approximately 2:27 a.m., an OSP senior trooper stopped a rental 2014 Toyota Camry four-door displaying California license plates for a traffic violation northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 290. The vehicle's driver was identified as SANTICHITH LA HOCHINGNAVONG, age 38, from Seattle, Washington. The passenger was identified as a 25-year old Washington man.

Subsequent investigation led the trooper to discover approximately 52 pounds of marijuana in the car's trunk. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $130,000.

HOCHINGNAVONG was arrested without incident and lodged in the Clackamas County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Distribution of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana.

The passenger was not arrested.

OSP was assisted during the traffic stop by Tualatin Police Department.

Photograph Sources:
Marijuana photo - Oregon State Police
Hochingnavong photo - Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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Keep slippery leaves out of streets; Vancouver offers free leaf disposal coupon
City of Vancouver - 10/21/14
Vancouver, Wash. - With a steady stream of rain forecast this week, the City of Vancouver Public Works reminds residents that leaves should not be raked or blown into the streets, where they can create a slippery mess and clog stormwater drain catch basins. To prevent standing water in streets, residents with too many leaves are encouraged to rake, bag and take leaves to one of three local drop-off sites for free disposal, courtesy the fall leaf coupon program.

This year's free leaf disposal coupons for Vancouver and Clark County residents are good from Oct. 1 to Dec. 20. The coupons allow free disposal of up to 5 cubic yards of leaves only at the designated drop-off sites. Leaves must be emptied from bags at the disposal site. Branches and other yard debris or mixed loads will be charged at the regular disposal price.

Residents can find the coupons in the Recycling Refresher newsletter, sent to all households in Clark County, on the city's website at www.cityofvancouver.us/solidwaste, at various City offices, and in the City of Vancouver Fall/Winter insert, appearing Nov. 14 in the Vancouver zones of the Columbian and Oregonian newspapers. Leaf coupons are also available at the designated free leaf disposal sites:

- H & H Wood Recyclers, 8401 NE 117th Ave. Phone: 360-892-2805. Hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, in October; and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, November and December; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, all months. Closed on Thanksgiving.

- West Van Materials Recovery Center, 6601 NW Old Lower River Road. Phone: 360-737-1727. Hours: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sunday and Thanksgiving Day.

- City Bark, 2419 N.E. Andresen Road. Phone: 360-253-8461. Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday in October, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday in November/December. Closed Thanksgiving and Sundays.

In Vancouver, property owners are responsible for managing the leaves from their trees. Vancouver does not pick up leaves nor charge special leaf fees. In fact, deliberately raking or blowing of leaves into the street and leaving them there is unlawful.

Every year, Vancouver Public Works crews clean the city's 13,000-plus catch basins or storm water drains, removing hundreds of tons of leaves, sediment and other debris in the process. Street sweepers, however, are generally no match for big, wet, heavy piles of leaves. The free leaf disposal program is intended to provide options for Vancouver residents with a lot of trees. Other options include subscribing to Waste Connections of Washington's yard debris collection services at www.wcnorthwest.com or by calling 360-892-5370.

Learn more about how citizens and the City of Vancouver can work together to manage fall leaves: http://youtu.be/GnYLr6EpERs.

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Wells Fargo offers reward of up to $5,000 for robbery information
Wells Fargo - 10/21/14
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Wells Fargo announced today a reward of up to $5,000 for original information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man who robbed Wells Fargo bank branches in Salem on Oct. 16 and in Cottage Grove on Oct. 17.

Anyone with information concerning the robbery should call their local police department or FBI office. All calls are confidential and the reward will be paid anonymously.

Wells Fargo will decide who is entitled to a reward and in what amount, based primarily upon law enforcement's evaluation of the value of the information provided. Wells Fargo may pay only a portion of the maximum reward offered. When there are multiple claimants, the reward will be shared in amounts determined by Wells Fargo.

"We have found that rewards are an effective way to help law enforcement identify bank robbers," said Wells Fargo spokesman Tom Unger. "The message we are sending to criminals is that if you rob a Wells Fargo bank, we will work with law enforcement agencies to relentlessly pursue and prosecute you."

Serving Oregonians since 1852, Wells Fargo is the second largest bank in the state with 128 branches in Oregon and S.W. Washington.

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Six PCC students earn NASA scholarships (Photo)
PCC - 10/21/14
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PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland Community College students continue to thrive in NASA's orbit.

The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium announced that PCC students Lahiru Fernando (Beaverton), Tara Prevo (Beaverton), Chris Schroeder (Hillsboro), Ana Serrato (Cornelius), Emilie Walker (North Portland) and Robert Mulkey (Southeast Portland) had each earned $5,000 scholarships this year to cover their general school expenses.

From a pool of more than 100 applicants, 12 community college students earned awards statewide. The OSG scholarship programs are intended to recognize the academic accomplishments of students enrolled at Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium member institutions like PCC. The students are working toward a future in the aerospace, science, or education community, with STEM-focused career goals.

The Oregon Space Grant Consortium, part of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, is a statewide network of universities, colleges, museums, educators, researchers, students and science professionals. Their charge is to promote STEM education through cooperative and interdisciplinary programs while recruiting and training NASA's next diverse workforce.

This isn't the first time PCC has had NASA scholars or interns. In 2013, the college had six other students win space grants and seven more in 2012. Chemistry student Dave Coulter earned a NASA internship in 2013 at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia studying phytoplankton in the world's oceans and received another internship this past summer as a PSU student.

"It's just amazing the amount of talent that comes across on these resumés," said PCC physics instructor Toby Dittrich, who is the associate director of Oregon Space Grants. "A woman that won last year was in my class and I found her homework was really pristine. I said, 'You should apply for this scholarship.' She said, 'Why? I'm a returning student and haven't been in school for 15 years. I have four kids so how could I possibly win a NASA scholarship?' I said, 'That's exactly the type of person they're looking for.' So, she did and she won. Hopefully, this news will motivate more students to apply."

Meet the 2014-15 PCC NASA Scholars:

Lahiru Fernando
Age: 21.
Hometown: Beaverton.
Major: Power engineering.
Career goal: Work in the electric car industry and become a physics professor.
Transferring to: Portland State University.
Quote: "I was surprised and couldn't believe it. I am so grateful for getting the scholarship, and it gives me the drive to make sure that I earn every penny of it."

Chris Schroeder
Age: 29.
Hometown: Hillsboro.
Major: Geology/geophysics.
Career goal: Work as an exploration geologist, research opportunities using microbes to develop cleaner and safer extraction methods of deposits.
Transferring to: Portland State University's undergraduate and master's geology programs.
Quote: "Receiving this scholarship was very surprising. I had to read the email a few times before it really sank in that I had won. I think I was most surprised because I talked to other students who applied, and knew that the competition was steep. Thinking back, I remember my geology instructor telling me to have more faith in myself, and now I know that he was right."

Robert Mulkey
Age: 29.
Hometown: Southeast Portland.
Major: Mechanical engineering.
Career goals: Volunteer for the Peace Corps, work on water treatment projects in impoverished nations and at the Palmer Station in Antarctica as a facilities engineer, and start his own manufacturing/engineering company.
Transferring to: Oregon State or Portland State universities.
Quote: "I was absolutely shocked to find out that I had been picked as one of the recipients. Receiving the scholarship gave me a renewed sense that the hard work I had put in the year before was not wasted. This scholarship has allowed me to move from working full time to a part time schedule so I can partition more time to my education."

Emilie Walker
Age: 19.
Hometown: North Portland.
Major: Portland Teachers Program.
Career goals: Become a middle school science teacher.
Transferring to: Portland State University.
Quote: "When I received this scholarship I was surprised, excited, and overwhelmed with joy. I know that the OSGC scholarship is another addition to aiding in my success."

Tara Prevo
Age: 24.
Hometown: Beaverton.
Major: Astronautical engineering.
Career goals: Assist in building components for deep space probes, or mechanisms to monitor space weather in the solar system.
Transferring to: University of Cambridge (U.K.).
Quote: "I called my mom crying to tell her. I was just overwhelmed with happiness. I have worked so incredibly hard to get where I am. I moved to Oregon to find a decent job and put myself through school, fulfilling my dreams. I really needed the help with paying for school and this scholarship has truly changed my life."

Ana Serrato
Age: 21.
Hometown: Cornelius.
Major: Biochemistry/pre-med.
Career goals: To do research in immunology, virology, cancer, genetic engineering and pharmaceuticals.
Transferring to: Not decided yet.
Quote: "I was surprised and in shock when I got the email, because it is the first scholarship I have been selected for. For the first time I do not have to even consider taking out a loan to pay for school; that in itself is a great feeling."


About Portland Community College: PCC is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and 19th largest in the nation, serving approximately 89,903 full- and part-time students. PCC, which is roughly the size of Rhode Island, has three comprehensive campuses, five workforce training and education centers, and 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

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


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Salem Hospital only Oregon hospital named to "125 hospitals with great orthopedic programs" by national publication
Salem Health - 10/21/14
Becker's Hospital Review, a leading publication offering business and legal trends and guidance for hospital executives, named Salem Hospital to its list of "125 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedic programs for 2014"--including Mayo Clinic, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and Cleveland Clinic.

The hospitals on this list exhibit excellence in orthopedics, quality of service, outstanding local and national reputations and high volume of orthopedic cases. Salem Hospital's Joint Replacement Center of Excellence was the only Oregon orthopedic program to make the list.

"It's a mark of distinction for our Joint Replacement Center of Excellence to be among the nation's top hospitals for orthopedic care," said Deni Hoover, director of orthopedics, rehabilitation, and neuroscience services at Salem Health. "Salem Hospital and our orthopedic surgeon partners have put in a great deal of collaborative effort over the past years to provide our patients with an exceptional experience."

"It is an honor for our program to be recognized nationally for the patient-centered care that we deliver to our orthopedic joint replacement patients," said Mark Dolan, MD, orthopedic surgeon with Hope Orthopedics of Oregon, and medical director of Salem Hospital's Joint Replacement Center of Excellence. "It is a tribute to the entire team that provides care to these patients and their expertise and experience that allow them to deliver such wonderful care."

Jerry McNabb, 72, of Salem, recently received his second hip replacement in ten months at Salem Hospital. "The level of care from the surgeon on down--everybody is on top of their game completely," said McNabb. "I feel like I'm being taken care of in the best way possible. It's a seamless process that works exceptionally well."

In February 2012, Salem Hospital's Joint Replacement Center of Excellence became the first in Oregon to earn the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval(TM) for certification in total hip and knee replacements. In March of this year, the Joint Commission announced its recertification of Salem Hospital's joint replacement program. The continuing certification demonstrates a proven commitment to excellence in providing quality care and health care staffing, in order to provide the best joint replacement experience for patients.

For more information about Salem Hospital's Joint Replacement Center of Excellence, visit salemhealth.org/joint.

Salem Hospital is part of Salem Health, along with West Valley Hospital, Willamette Health Partners and other affiliated health care organizations offering exceptional care to people in and around Oregon's mid-Willamette Valley. Salem Hospital received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence(TM) from Healthgrades in 2014, placing it among the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide. Visit us at salemhealth.org; "Like" us on facebook.com/salemhealth; follow us on Twitter: @salemhealth; and view us at youtube.com/salemhealth.
Citizen Reports Regarding Intoxicated Hitchhiker Leads to Arrest of Man Wanted on 9 Warrants from 7 Different Jurisdictions (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/21/14
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Several citizen reports of an intoxicated man hitchhiking and stumbling into traffic Monday afternoon on Interstate 5 near Tigard led to arrest of a man wanted on 9 warrants out of seven different jurisdictions.

On October 20, 2014 at approximately 5:35 p.m., OSP Northern Command Center dispatch began receiving several citizen reports of an intoxicated male stumbling and acting strangely while hitchhiking on Interstate 5 near Carmen Drive. An OSP trooper located the man about 20 minutes later at the off-ramp to Highway 217.

The man verbally identified himself as TONY LEE WOOD, age 38, from Portland. Subsequent investigation confirmed his identity and that he was wanted on 9 outstanding warrants from seven different jurisdictions (Deschutes County, Klamath County, Multnomah County, Linn County, Troutdale, West Linn, and Gladstone). Six of the warrants were for Fail to Appear on various misdemeanor charges, and three warrants were for Criminal Trespass, Disorderly Conduct, and Furnishing False Information to a Police Officer.

WOOD was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail.

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Rain and wind on the way
Cowlitz Co. Emergency Management - 10/21/14
According to the Portland National Weather Service, the Lower Columbia area can expect heavy rainfall beginning late Tuesday night that will continue into Thursday morning. There is potential for up to 3 inches of rain and winds between 30-35 miles per hour with gusts up to 40 in higher elevation areas.

As the leaves are beginning to cover both the ground and the storm drains, there is potential for short duration street flooding and slick roadways.

While this is not itself a significant weather event, it should serve as a reminder to all that we must be prepared. Make sure your emergency kits are ready and accessible.
TVWD awarded Sustainable Water Utility Management Award from the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies
Tualatin Valley Water Dist. - 10/21/14
Tualatin Valley Water District (TVWD) was one of nine water systems awarded the Sustainable Water Utility Management Award from the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies. The Sustainable Water Utility Management Award is being presented for the first time this year. The new award recognizes water utilities that have made a commitment to management that achieves a balance of innovative and successful efforts in areas of economic, social and environmental endeavors.

"This recognition confirms that our work to ingrain triple bottom line thinking in District policies, thoughts and actions is definitely paying off," said Chief Executive Officer Mark Knudson. "We always look for ways to provide our customers quality water and customer service in the most sustainable manner possible, whether managing our finances responsibly, purchasing recyclable products, or working with customers who need emergency assistance or leak adjustments. This award gives us validation that our efforts have not gone unnoticed."

TVWD has a long history of sustainable actions and recognition:
* Named 12th Best Green Company to work for in Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine
* Founding member of Partners for a Sustainable Washington County Community
* Member of EPA's Green Power Partnership Leadership Club since 2006
* Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for Headquarters Building
* 2007 and 2004 American Public Works Association Julian Prize for Sustainability
* Eco-Logical Business Certification for Automotive/Fleet Program since 2006.
* Government Finance Officers Association's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award multiple times.

Roughly 20% of headquarters site power usage is generated by on-site solar panels. In addition, TVWD currently offsets 100% of its remaining energy usage with Renewable Energy Certificates and carbon offsets and has begun evaluating and developing appropriate capital projects through the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure's Envision Sustainability Rating System.

AMWA is an organization of the largest publicly owned drinking water suppliers in the United States. For more information about AMWA, visit their website at www.amwa.net. For more information about TVWD's sustainability efforts, visit www.tvwd.org/sustainability.
"Speak up. Work safe." video contest opens to Oregon students
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 10/21/14
(Salem) - Teens have used rap music, humor, and other creative special effects to share their workplace safety and health messages in the annual "Speak up. Work safe." video contest. The contest is now open to high school students across Oregon. The top three entries will take home cash prizes ranging from $300 to $500, and students will earn a matching amount for their school.

In the past, student winners wrote and sang original music as part of their "safety musical," while other finalists relied on storytelling through quirky characters or serious themes that touched on the potential for on-the-job accidents.

The contest is designed to increase awareness about safety on the job for young people. Students must create a 90-second or less video with the overall theme of "Speak up. Work safe." Specific video guidelines are outlined in the contest rules. Participants are encouraged to use creative moviemaking techniques, while sharing the message "Work shouldn't cost you your future." In addition, the video should emphasize ways for young workers to protect themselves at work. Submissions will be judged on the following:

* An original health and safety message that appeals to teen workers and safety educators
* Overall production value (video/audio quality, acting, and editing)
* "Speak up. Work safe." theme is used effectively

The deadline for submissions is Feb. 2, 2015.

The contest is organized by the Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition (O[yes]). Oregon OSHA, SAIF Corporation, local chapters of the American Society of Safety Engineers, the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, Hoffman Construction, Central Oregon Safety & Health Association, the Labor Education and Research Center, the SHARP Alliance, Oregon Health Authority, the Construction Safety Summit, Northern Lights Theater, and SafeBuild Alliance sponsor the contest.

Contest winners will be unveiled at a screening event in spring 2015, and winning entries will be posted on YouTube. Students are encouraged to use social media to spread the word about their contest entries with the tag #Oyesvideo.

For detailed contest information, including contest tips, rules, and entry forms, go to www.youngemployeesafety.org/contest. To see the 2014 winning videos, go to http://www.youtube.com/user/OregonSafetyHealth.

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Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, enforces the state's workplace safety and health rules and works to improve workplace safety and health for all Oregon workers. For more information, go to www.orosha.org.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, go to www.dcbs.oregon.gov.


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CORRECTION: Two Suspects Arrested in Connection with Downtown Homicide of Marc Sundin (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/21/14
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The date of the arrests was on Monday October 20th not 21st as initially and erroneously released.

The Bureau regrets the error.

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On Monday October 20, 2014, Central Precinct officers arrested 18-year-old Wesley Lawrence Curtis and 23-year-old Adam Lawrence Elder in connection with the murder of 43-year-old Marc Sundin last week.

This investigation began on Thursday October 16, 2014, at 2:25 a.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to Southwest 4th and Madison Street on an assault call after Federal Police located a man collapsed on the sidewalk with an apparent stab wound.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, Marc Sundin, on the southeast corner of the intersection. Medical personnel determined that Sundin was deceased.

Sundin died of a stab wound to the chest.

Homicide detectives, with the assistance of the Central Precinct Foot Patrol, developed leads over the past few days that led to probable cause being developed for the arrest of Curtis and Elder.

Both suspects are homeless were arrested (separately) on the sidewalks of Downtown Portland.

Curtis was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Murder. Elder was booked on charges of Conspiracy to Commit Assault in the First Degree, Assault in the Third Degree and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

Both suspects will be arraigned today in Multnomah County Court.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to contact Detective Erik Kammerer at(503) 823-0762 or erik.kammerer@portlandoregon.gov.

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Media Advisory: Earl Blumenauer to visit PCC Sylvania civics course, 'MakerSpace'
PCC - 10/21/14
SOUTHWEST PORTLAND, Ore. - Congressman Earl Blumenauer proves learning never stops when he visits Portland Community College's Sylvania Campus this week. Media are welcome to attend.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to Noon, Wednesday, Oct. 22.

WHERE: Room 203 of the Southern Classroom Building followed by a visit to the MakerSpace, (Room 202, Heat Plant) at the Sylvania Campus, 12000 S.W. 49th Ave.
Map: http://www.pcc.edu/about/locations/map/#sy

WHO: Rep. Earl Blumenauer.

WHAT: Congressman Earl Blumenauer expressed interest in visiting a community college civics course, and PCC is making it happen! On Wednesday, Oct. 22, Rep. Blumenauer will visit the Sylvania Campus to sit in on "U.S. Public Policy and Democracy" taught by Nicholas Paine from about 11-11:30 a.m. in Room 203 of the Southern Classroom Building. From there he'll move on to the Sylvania MakerSpace, an interdisciplinary innovation studio for students and faculty dedicated to the art and science of making ideas real through technology: rapid prototyping machines including 3D printers and scanners, CNC machines, lasers, vinyl cutters, sheet metal tools, and a plastic injection molder. The lab was made possible in part by Intel.


About Portland Community College: PCC is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and 19th largest in the nation, serving approximately 89,903 full- and part-time students. PCC, which is roughly the size of Rhode Island, has three comprehensive campuses, five workforce training and education centers, and 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

Visit PCC news on the web at http://news.pcc.edu/
Latest CCB Sweeps for Unlicensed Contractors
Construction Contractors Board - 10/21/14
Salem - Construction Contractors Board (CCB) investigators found nearly 60 potential violations of contractor law after recent enforcement sweeps of approximately 400 job sites in the Portland area and the Oregon coast.
Investigators checked job sites at random in September and early October as part of an ongoing campaign targeting unlicensed contractors.
"We are going to make it difficult for those skirting Oregon's contracting laws to do business," CCB Administrator James Denno said. "Our recent enforcement sweeps have been very effective at rooting out unlicensed contractors. This is something we will continue to pursue."
Common violations included:
* People who were building, remodeling and repairing properties without a contractor's license
* Contractors who failed to provide workers' compensation coverage for their employees
* Contractors who were working on homes built before 1978 but who were not licensed to handle lead-based paint
In recent months, the agency has conducted similar sweeps of construction sites in other parts of the states.
A typical first-offense penalty for working without a license is $1,000 with subsequent violations resulting in fines of up to $5,000. Working without a license is also a misdemeanor crime.
The CCB posts monthly reports of contractors it penalizes on its website: http://www.oregon.gov/ccb/Pages/enforcement.aspx
Contractors and consumers can report unlicensed contractors and other illegal activity or verify licenses on the CCB's website or by calling 503-378-4621.
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About the CCB
The CCB is the state agency licensing 33,000 contractors. Anyone who is paid to repair, improve or build a home must be licensed. Learn more about how to have a successful project at www.oregon.gov/ccb.


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Milwaukie Police and Clackamas County Major Crimes Team investigate Suspicious Death.
Milwaukie Police Dept. - 10/21/14
On 10-20-14, at approximately 10:45 p.m., Milwaukie Police were dispatched to 2204 SE Bluebird Street in Milwaukie to assist medical personnel. A subject at the scene was later pronounced deceased. Milwaukie Police Detectives and the Clackamas County Major Crimes team responded and are currently investigating to determine the cause of death.

At this time SE 22ND Avenue and SE Bluebird Street are currently closed due to the investigation and are expected to be closed for hours.
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Attempted Robbery
Vancouver Police Dept. - 10/20/14
At 848PM, Vancouver Police responded to a robbery that had just occurred at the Suns Up Tanning on SE 164Th Ave. The suspect, described as a white male in his early 20's, entered the business and demanded money. No weapon was seen or implied. When the clerk refused to comply with the suspects demands, he ran from the business. A perimeter was set and a K9 track conducted. Police received a call a short time later from employees at Big Al's reporting a suspicious male that matched the suspect description. The subject was contacted by Police and determined to be the suspect. The suspect was booked into Clark County Jail on suspicion of robbery. At this time, the investigation is still ongoing.
Subject armed with sword threatens girlfriend, temporarily suspends school bus service. (Photo)
Milwaukie Police Dept. - 10/20/14
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On 10-20-14, at approximately 2:20 p.m., Milwaukie Police responded to the 3700 block of SE Monroe Street in regards to a domestic disturbance between 37-year-old Shane Anthony Gonzales and his 29-year-old girlfriend. Mr. Gonzales threatened to slit his girlfriend's throat with a kitchen knife in the presence of their six-year-old child. The victim was able to get outside the residence and asked a passerby to call police.

When police arrived the victim and her 6-year-old son were uninjured, but her car tires had been slashed and Mr. Gonzales had fled the area armed with a sword. Police established a perimeter of the area and suspended school bus service for nearby Rowe Junior High. A Code Red (Reverse 9-1-1 system.) was also issued by LOCOM, alerting nearby residents of the situation.

Mr. Gonzales was located about a block away hiding in a shed. His sword was not recovered. Mr. Gonzales was taken into custody and is currently lodged at Clackamas County Jail. Mr. Gonzales faces charges of Menacing - APA (Abuse Prevention Act) and Criminal Mischief II.


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Update on attempt homicide
Gresham Police Dept - 10/20/14
Detectives have released the name of the man critically injured in a shooting Saturday night. He is 25 year-old John Lowry Jr. of Portland. He remains in critical condition in a Portland-area hospital.

There are no further updates on this case
UPDATED-SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 19-Year-Old Man (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/20/14
19-year-old Ian Biggs is safe and is no longer considered a missing person.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 19-year-old Ian Grey Biggs.

Ian was last seen on Saturday October 11, 2014, when he was dropped off at the MAX platform in Chinatown. According to friends, Ian was going to Delta Park to meet a couple who posted an ad in Craiglist for a caregiver. Family and friends have told police that Ian has not been heard from since that time.

Ian is described as a white male, 6'2" tall, 170 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes, and has a septum (nose) piercing. Ian was last seen wearing khaki pants, a black hoodie with "Exit" on the front, white Adidas shoes, a light green and beige hat. Ian does not have a cell phone but was carrying a backpack with a laptop computer.

Ian does not have any known medical, drug or alcohol issues and has been staying with different friends in the Portland area.

Anyone seeing Ian should immediately call 9-1-1 so police can conduct a welfare check. Anyone with non-emergency information should contact Detective Heidi Helwig at (503) 823-0797 or Heidi.helwig@portlandoregon.gov, reference case #14-85459.

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Oregon Technology Business Center Hosts Westside Pubtalk(TM)
City of Beaverton - 10/20/14
Grants for Startup will be the subject of Oregon Technology Business Center's next Westside PubTalk(TM) on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 5-8 p.m. at Golden Valley Brewery (1520 NW Bethany Blvd., Beaverton). The fee for the program is $15, which includes food and one drink ticket.

Entrepreneurs from Sonivate, a recent OTBC graduate that has raised several million dollars in grants--as well as eWind Solutions, a current OTBC resident company--will discuss how to successfully apply for grants. In addition, representatives from the Small Business Administration, Business Oregon and OregonBest will be on hand to discuss their grant programs.

The event is sponsored by the cities of Beaverton and Hillsboro. Please register at www.otbc.org.

The City of Beaverton helped establish the non-profit OTBC in 2004. Recently, OTBC was ranked as the best business incubator in Oregon by Portland State University Business School.

OTBC's mission is to support technology startups by offering a variety of services, including business plans, specialized coaching from business technology experts, networking events, and entrepreneurship programs. OTBC also provides startups in Beaverton with office spaces and workshops.

Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2014, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest. Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, was named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and was recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.

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

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Update: Names Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 84 near Boardman in Morrow County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/20/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Monday morning's multi-vehicle collision on the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 near Boardman that resulted in the death of an 80-year old male. Names of involved persons are released in this update.

According to Lieutenant Mike Turner, on October 20, 2014 at approximately 7:47 a.m., an oversized heavy equipment load was being transported in the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 west of Boardman. The oversize load was escorted with support vehicles and a rolling slow down of traffic was being deployed to prevent traffic from moving past the group of vehicles.

A Ford Explorer pulling a travel trailer was among a long stretch of slow moving traffic east of the Boardman interchange near milepost 164.5 when the trailer was struck in the rear by a 2012 Ford Mustang driven by MITCHELL E. DAVIS, age 27, from Mattawa, Washington, in which the victim was a passenger. After the initial collision the Ford Mustang was disabled and stopped in the right westbound lane.

After DAVIS got out of the Mustang and helped his passenger/grandfather, MELVIN J. MITCHELL, age 80, from Richland, Washington, get out, as they were standing next to the car three commercial vehicles approached from the rear and weren't able to stop. One commercial truck passed on the right shoulder. A second commercial truck passed to the left and the third commercial truck struck the stopped Ford Mustang and elderly male, resulting in fatal injuries to MITCHELL.

After impact, the Ford Mustang spun into the second commercial truck before coming to rest in the westbound lanes.

DAVIS received minor injuries but remained at the scene to assist investigators.

The driver of the commercial truck that struck the Ford Mustang was transported to Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston with minor injuries. He is identified as RONALD COOK, age 65, from Lincoln, Nebraska.

The Ford Explorer's driver, JOE W. BROGDON, age 63, from La Grande, was not injured.

OSP troopers from the Pendleton Area Command office and Hermiston Work Site are continuing the investigation. Trooper John Lombardi is the lead investigator.

Assistance at the scene provided by Morrow County Sheriff's Office, Boardman Police Department, Morrow County District Attorney's Office, Boardman Rural Fire Protection District, Morrow County Ambulance, and ODOT.

While this investigation was being conducted, a secondary collision occurred in the westbound lanes near milepost 166. That collision was investigated by Boardman Police Department and Morrow County Sheriff's Office.

The westbound lanes were re-opened about 3:30 p.m.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Westside Christian High School hosts public Open House on November 4
Westside Christian High - 10/20/14
Tigard, Ore. -- October 20, 2014 --Westside Christian High School invites the community to attend its Open House slated for Tuesday, November 4, at 7:00 p.m. The Open House will be held at the new high school campus located at 8200 SW Pfaffle Street in Tigard, at the intersection of Hwy 99 and 217. This evening gives prospective students and their families an opportunity to tour the new campus and learn about the unique educational opportunity offered by Westside. You can either RSVP for this event by emailing brett.meyers@wchsonline.org or simply show up. One lucky attendee will be selected to receive 50% off their first year's tuition.

"Now, more than ever before, it's time to take a close look at your high school options," said Brett Meyers, Westside's Admissions Director. "Westside offers small class sizes, an exceptional academic program, more teaching days, an inviting and close community, and a solid all-around program. Unlike bigger schools, Westside's size is conducive to much higher student involvement in athletics, the arts, and student leadership options."

Prospective families will also have an opportunity to see Westside's new campus. Westside moved to the new school this past January.

"While our new campus is exciting, Westside has never been about bricks and mortar," said Westside Head of School, Dr. Debi Miller. "Equipping the whole student has been central to the school's approach since its founding 33 years ago. Students can take advantage of a broad selection of Honors and AP courses, and through partnerships with 4-year higher ed. institutions, they can earn up to a full year of college credit over their 4-year Westside experience. By the time they enter college, they have the academic foundation they need and a thorough understanding of a Christ-centered worldview."

Westside's mission, however, goes beyond that. "Our staff encourages students to participate in a variety of activities, trains them to be effective leaders, shows them how to cultivate meaningful relationships, and inspires them to learn and discover their passions and purpose," added Miller. "Our Open House provides a glimpse into the heart and soul of Westside. Please come see what kind of quality educational experience we provide."

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About Westside Christian High School
Westside Christian High School, located in Tigard, Oregon, was founded in 1981 with a mission to equip servant leaders in God's Kingdom for the next generation by educating and developing the whole person for the glory of God. For more information visit www.wchsonline.org or call 503.697.4711.
Water service to be restored soon; NW 23th Place at NW Westover Road to remain closed to traffic
Portland Water Bureau - 10/20/14
Portland, OR - A crew from the Portland Water Bureau anticipates having the drinking water restored to about 100 affected customers by 6:00 pm this evening, October 20. The damage to the pavement at NW 23th Place will require more time to be repaired.

At this time, there is no timetable for when NW 23rd Place at NW Westover Road will re-open to traffic. Normally, dry weather conditions are required to repair asphalt pavement.

At about 1:30 am this morning, the Portland Water Bureau responded to a main break on NW 23th Place at NW Westover Road. A 10-inch diameter cast iron pipe broke, cracking the street and flooding the roadway. The pipeline's age is more than 50 years old.

The Water Bureau crew was able to get the water turned off and quickly got repair work underway. A 20-foot section of durable ductile iron pipe replaced the broken cast iron main.

Early this morning, a number of storefront businesses were without water for a few hours, but crews were able to provide temporary service to most of them. A few businesses reportedly closed for the day.

The bureau was unable to provide temporary water to the high rise apartment building, but customers should have water restored around 6:00 pm. Affected customers are asked to let the water run for several minutes to clear any natural sediments found in area water mains.
Minor Injury Pedestrian-Involved Traffic Crash - Highway 99E near Hayesville Drive NE in Salem Area
Oregon State Police - 10/20/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Monday afternoon's pedestrian-involved collision that occurred on Highway 99E near Hayesville Drive NE just north of Salem. The pedestrian received minor injury and no citations have been issued at this time.

On October 20, 2014 at approximately 1:48 p.m., a Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by MYUNG LEE, age 72, from Keizer, exited Roth's IGA parking lot into the center turn lane to proceed south on Highway 99E. As the Jeep moved into the southbound lane it collided with a pedestrian who was in the traffic lane.

The pedestrian, DANIEL NELSON, age 63, from Salem, was transported by ambulance to Salem Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The southbound lanes were blocked about 30 minutes until NELSON was transported from the scene.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Marion County Sheriff's Office, local fire/ems, and ODOT.

Senior Trooper Frank Hagen is the lead investigator. Any witnesses are asked to call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at (503) 731-3030.

No photographs for this release.

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Mayor's Youth Advisory Board Launches Campaign To End Bullying On Oct. 29 (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 10/20/14
Parents and students are encouraged to attend the Mayor's Youth Advisory Board Campaign to End Bullying on October 29.
Parents and students are encouraged to attend the Mayor's Youth Advisory Board Campaign to End Bullying on October 29.
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The Mayor's Youth Advisory Board (MYAB) invites the public to join Mayor Denny Doyle and Beaverton School District Superintendent Jeff Rose as they kick off the Mayor's Campaign to End Bullying on Oct. 29, from 6-8:30 p.m., located at the Arts and Communications Magnet Academy (11375 SW Center Street).

"Everyone deserves to be valued and we must work with our kids to end this destructive behavior," said Mayor Denny Doyle.

The event is free and will open with a screening of the award-winning movie BULLY. Following the screening, MYAB will lead an interactive activity. Parents and students are encouraged to attend. There will also be light refreshments served.

MYAB teamed up with The U.S. Conference of Mayors and The BULLY Project as part of a national initiative to develop solutions and programs to prevent bullying in schools. The Beaverton School District is also a partner of the campaign. The city will have access to technical support from a team of education specialists at the University of Illinois. The experts will provide advice and research on how to approach bullying.

For more information on the Campaign to End Bullying please, call 503-526-2227 or email MailboxMayorMYAB@BeavertonOregon.gov.

MYAB was established in 2000 to provide a voice for youth in the Beaverton community. The committee reports to the Mayor and City Council on issues of concern to youth. MYAB's mission is to serve the common good of the community and provide a voice for youth in decisions and policies of the city. MYAB focuses on community service projects, promoting youth activism, and youth involvement. The committee is made up of 30 members from Beaverton-area high schools. For information about MYAB or to apply, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/MYAB.

Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2014, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest. Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.

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

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Attached Media Files: Parents and students are encouraged to attend the Mayor's Youth Advisory Board Campaign to End Bullying on October 29. , The Mayor's Youth Advisory Board representatives in Washington D.C. for the National League of Cities conference in March 2014.
Crime Stoppers Tip Leads to the Arrest of a 2012 Homicide Suspect from Lakewood, Washington (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/20/14
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On Friday October 17, 2014, the US Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force arrested 30-year-old Michael Eugene Rowland on a murder warrant connected with a 2012 homicide in Lakewood, Washington.

An anonymous person reported seeing Rowland to Crime Stoppers after seeing the case profiled on the TV show, "Washington's Most Wanted."

Rowland was arrested in Southeast Portland without incident and was booked into the Multnomah County Jail, where he awaits extradition to Washington.

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in featured cases, or any unsolved felonies, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call (503) 823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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11/12-14: Race, beauty topics of free local symposium (Photo)
Lewis & Clark - 10/20/14
Mimi Thi Nguyen
Mimi Thi Nguyen
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The first fashion director at Vibe; an expert on global skin color politics; and the bloggers behind ThreadBared and Afrobella will be speakers at the upcoming Ray Warren Symposium at Lewis & Clark. The symposium will take place on November 12-14; all events are free and open to the public.

The 11th annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies will explore questions of race, beauty, and desire from a range of angles--the politics of black hair, hierarchies of skin color, cosmetic surgery practices to reduce characteristics associated with racial or ethnic groups, appropriation in the name of fashion, the interplay of racism and fatphobia, and the connections among race, beauty, and disability.

"This year's symposium invites us to consider both how we look at others and how they see us," said Kim Brodkin, assistant professor and symposium coordinator. "How we wear our hair, how we adorn our bodies, how we style ourselves, what we consider to be beautiful or desirable in ourselves and others--these are not only questions of personal taste and self-expression but also issues of power and politics."

Scholars, students, community leaders, activists, and artists will speak to the theme of "How Do I Look?: Race, Beauty, and Desire." Speakers include:

* Michaela Angela Davis, an image activist recognized for her efforts to expand media narratives about beauty, image, and power. She has served as executive editor for fashion, beauty, and culture at Essence, was the first fashion director at Vibe, and currently serves as editorial brand manager for BET. (11/12, 7 p.m.)

* Dr. Yaba Blay, one of today's leading voices on global skin color politics and colorism. (11/12, 7 p.m.)

* Patrice Grell Yursik, who created the blog Afrobella to fill a void in print and online media in celebrating natural hair and women of all shades. (11/12, 7 p.m.)

* Mimi Thi Nguyen, associate professor at the University of Illinois and blogger at ThreadBared who speaks widely on queer subcultures, punk feminism, and the politics of fashion. (11/13, 7 p.m.)

Additional panels will focus on topics including racism in the Pacific Northwest and American Indian fashion designers. For a complete schedule of events and speakers, visit http://go.lclark.edu/warrensymp.

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Located in Portland, Ore., Lewis & Clark is a private institution with a public conscience and international reach, enrolling approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,500 students in graduate professional programs. Our alumni, faculty, and students are recognized as global thinkers and leaders. Our three schools offer undergraduate studies in the liberal arts and sciences and graduate professional programs in education, counseling, and law. For more information, visit http://www.lclark.edu.


Attached Media Files: Mimi Thi Nguyen , Patrice Grell Yursik , Dr. Yaba Blay , Michaela Angela Davis
BPSST Telecommunications Policy Committee to Meet in Salem
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 10/20/14
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY STANDARDS AND TRAINING
4190 Aumsville Hwy SE
Salem, OR 97317

DPSST TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULED
For Immediate Release
October 17, 2014
Contact: Rebecca Hannon (503) 378-2328

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Telecommunications Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 9:00 a.m. on November 5, 2014. 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.

Agenda Items:

1. *Minutes of August 18, 2014 Meeting
Approve Minutes of August 18, 2014 Meeting

2. *Bylaws of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training Telecommunications Policy Committee Presented by Linsay Hale

3. *OAR 259-008-0005, 259-008-0010, 259-008-0011, 259-008-0025, 259-008-0060 and 259-008-0078 - Proposed Rule Changes Limited Duration, Administrative Positions

4. *OAR 259-008-0005 and 259-008-0060 - Proposed Rule Changes CPR/First Aid Requirements, Leave Clarification and Housekeeping

5. Telecommunications Field Training Manual Revision & Update Presented by Eriks Gabliks

6. Staff Update

7. Next Telecommunications Policy Committee Meeting February 4, 2015 Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.


# Background Information about the Board and Department #

The Board consists of 24 members representing city, county and state public safety professionals representing each of the disciplines (police, fire, 9-1-1, corrections, private security), and a private citizen appointed by the Governor. The current Board Chair is Chief Kent Barker of the City of Tualatin Police Department. The Board includes administrators as well as non-management representatives from statewide organizations. The Board represents more than 35,000 public safety professionals and establishes minimum standards for the training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security/private investigator providers, and makes determinations on waiver requests. The Board is supported by six policy committees and a number of sub-committees representing the public safety disciplines, which provide technical expertise and serve as vital links to public safety organizations. The Board operates in close partnership with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of city, 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 20,000 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. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.
BPSST Corrections Policy Committee to Meet in Salem
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 10/20/14
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY STANDARDS AND TRAINING
4190 Aumsville Hwy SE
Salem, OR 97317


DPSST CORRECTIONS POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULED
For Immediate Release
October 17, 2014
Contact: Rebecca Hannon (503) 378-2328

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Corrections Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. 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.

Agenda Items:

1. *Minutes - August 12, 2014
Approve the minutes of the August 12, 2014 Corrections Policy Committee meeting.

2. *Jason Terkelson (Possible Executive Session Medical Waiver

3. Quarterly Review of DOC BCC by DPSST Audit Unit Presented by Teresa M. King

4. *Bylaws of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training Corrections Policy Committee Presented by Linsay Hale

5. *OAR 259-008-0005, 259-008-0010, 259-008-0011, 259-008-0025, 259-008-0060 and 259-008-0078 - Proposed Rule Changes Limited Duration, Administrative Positions

6. *Bryan Turk - DPSST# 54377
Presented by Leon Colas

7. *Matthew Tiller - DPSST# 53939
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

8. Staff Update

9. Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting - February 10, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.


# Background Information about the Board and Department #

The Board consists of 24 members representing city, county and state public safety professionals representing each of the disciplines (police, fire, 9-1-1, corrections, private security), and a private citizen appointed by the Governor. The current Board Chair is Chief Kent Barker of the City of Tualatin Police Department. The Board includes administrators as well as non-management representatives from statewide organizations. The Board represents more than 35,000 public safety professionals and establishes minimum standards for the training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security/private investigator providers, and makes determinations on waiver requests. The Board is supported by six policy committees and a number of sub-committees representing the public safety disciplines, which provide technical expertise and serve as vital links to public safety organizations. The Board operates in close partnership with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of city, 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 20,000 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. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.
Ridgefield School District introduces new programs to recognize the excellence of its students, staff, and alumni (Photo)
Ridgefield Sch. Dist. - 10/20/14
Logan Newman, eighth grader, received Student of the Month from View Ridge Middle School
Logan Newman, eighth grader, received Student of the Month from View Ridge Middle School
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Monday, October 20, 2014-Ridgefield, WA-Ridgefield School District introduces two new programs to recognize the contributions and excellence of the district's students, staff, and alumni: the Student and Employee of the Month Program and the annual Ridgefield School District Hall of Fame.

At their most recent board meeting on Tuesday, October 14, the district's Board of Directors and Dr. Nathan McCann, Ridgefield School District superintendent, recognized one student from each of the district's four schools as Students of the Month and recognized one employee from the district as Employee of the Month. In addition, the Board of Directors approved a resolution approving the district's Hall of Fame program.

Each of the district's four schools will select a Student of the Month. Students of the Month are nominated by the teachers and staff members of their respective schools. Each Student of the Month receives a framed commemorative certificate as well as a "Ridgefield School District Student of the Month Lives Here!" yard sign to put in front of their home.

Employees of the Month are nominated by their colleagues. "Our staff makes amazing contributions to student learning every single day," said McCann. "Each month, we will spotlight a staff member as nominated by his or her peers for excelling at their craft."

Each month, the district will announce the Employee and Students of the Month at a board of directors meeting, on a blog located on the district's website, and through the district's Facebook and Twitter accounts. Friends, family, and community members are invited to attend the board meeting in order to congratulate the recipients.

Employee of the Month

Nam Nguyen, a math teacher at View Ridge Middle School, received the inaugural Employee of the Month Award which includes a framed Employee of the Month certificate, a commemorative coffee mug and a gift certificate to a local Ridgefield restaurant, the Historic Sportsman's Restaurant and Lounge.

Nguyen's coworkers complimented his teaching style and tech savviness. In addition, colleagues pointed out how he goes out of his way to ensure students receive the help they need, saying "he works tirelessly for both students and his colleagues and is always striving to make things better in new ways."

Students of the Month

South Ridge Elementary School
Madison Lee - Sixth Grader

South Ridge teachers and staff included several comments about Madison Lee including:
* Madison is an excellent example of a caring and responsible student.
* Madison repeatedly shows willingness to reach out to her classmates to offer help and assistance whenever and wherever needed.
* Madison's acts of kindness are sensitive and respectful - she never draws attention to herself - she simply steps in and supports her classmates however she can.
* Madison is an outstanding model for all of sixth grade.

Union Ridge Elementary School
Gabe Meadows - Sixth Grader

Union Ridge teachers and staff included several comments about Gabe Meadows including:
* During school, Gabe exhibits the life skills of effort, responsibility and perseverance.
* Gabe works hard to complete all of his homework, is helpful to his teachers and peers, and always seems to do so with a wonderful attitude.
* Gabe takes great pride in his work and we are equally proud of him.

View Ridge Middle School
Logan Newman - Eighth Grader

View Ridge teachers and staff included several comments about Logan Newman including:
* Logan is a hardworking student who truly enjoys learning.
* Logan helps others and works hard to do his best.
* Logan's warm smile and positive attitude makes him a role model for all students.

Ridgefield High School
Lily Grunstead - Junior

Ridgefield High School's teachers and staff included several comments about Lily Grunstead including:
* Lily is an incredible young lady - she possesses a great work ethic; is kind an respectful to all; and is very involved in school.
* Lily conducts herself with integrity, is kind and caring, and works extremely hard for her grades - she is a gem.

The Historic Sportsman's Restaurant and Lounge, a local Ridgefield business owned and operated by Terry Hurd, sponsored the Employee of the Month and Student of the Month programs by contributing funds to pay for the awards and other supplies for the program.

Hall of Fame Program

At the October 14 board meeting, the Board of Directors passed a resolution approving the district's Hall of Fame program. The first class of inductees into the district Hall of Fame will be announced near the end of the 2014-15 school year with subsequent years of Hall of Fame inductees announced in the fall of each year. The inductees for the class of 2015-2016 will be announced in the fall of 2015.

Any individual can nominate a Ridgefield High School graduate or Ridgefield School District employee for consideration as an inductee for the Hall of Fame. In order to be considered, nominees must have graduated a minimum of 20 years prior to the induction date or have worked for the district a minimum of 20 years prior to the induction date. In addition, nominees will be evaluated based on their achievements and contributions made over their careers.

"The Hall of Fame Program provides a method for the district to honor Ridgefield High School's exemplary graduates and Ridgefield School District's exceptional employees," said McCann. "The program will also serve to promote increased awareness and pride in the alumni and employees of the Ridgefield School District and their contributions to society at the local, regional, and even national levels."

Additional guidelines as well as nomination forms will soon be on the district and high school websites at www.ridge.k12.wa.us as well as paper copies made available in the high school and district offices.

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Attached Media Files: Logan Newman, eighth grader, received Student of the Month from View Ridge Middle School , Gabe Meadows, sixth grader, received Student of the Month from Union Ridge Elementary School , Madison Lee, sixth grader, received Student of the Month from South Ridge Elementary School , Lily Grunstead, junior, received Student of the Month from Ridgefield High School , Nam Nguyen. math teacher at VRMS, received Employee of the Month
A Community Conversation: Services for Seniors and People with Disabilities in Oregon - Gresham/NE Portland
OR Department of Human Services - 10/20/14
Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) would like to invite you to come and share ideas about the future of Oregon's services for seniors and people with disabilities. This is your opportunity to help Oregon decide what should be done to improve future services. There will be a short presentation followed by a group discussion. Refreshments will be provided. Everyone is welcome, and we would love to hear what home and community mean to you--Now and as you age. Meetings will be held:

Thursday October 30th
* Gresham - 5:00pm - 6:30pm at the ADS Program Center, 600 NE 8th St.

Friday October 31st
* NE Portland - 12:45pm - 2:15pm at the N/NE Multicultural Center, 5325 NE Martin Luther King Blvd.

Interpreters for people who are non-English speakers, who are deaf or hard of hearing or other accommodations for persons with disabilities are available. Please contact Rebecca Arce at Rebecca.e.arce@state.or.us or 503-947-5019 to make arrangements at least 48 hours before the meeting. For general information please contact Bob Weir at 503-947-2321 or bob.weir@dhsoha.state.or.us.
A Community Conversation: Services for Seniors and People with Disabilities in Oregon - Molalla/Oregon City
OR Department of Human Services - 10/20/14
Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) would like to invite you to come and share ideas about the future of Oregon's services for seniors and people with disabilities. This is your opportunity to help Oregon decide what should be done to improve future services. There will be a short presentation followed by a group discussion. Refreshments will be provided. Everyone is welcome, and we would love to hear what home and community mean to you--Now and as you age. Meetings will be held:

Wednesday October 29th
* Molalla - 10:00am - 11:30am at the Molalla Adult Center, 315 Kennel St.
* Oregon City - 1:00pm - 2:30pm at the Pioneer Center, 615 5th St.

Interpreters for people who are non-English speakers, who are deaf or hard of hearing or other accommodations for persons with disabilities are available. Please contact Rebecca Arce at Rebecca.e.arce@state.or.us or 503-947-5019 to make arrangements at least 48 hours before the meeting. For general information please contact Bob Weir at 503-947-2321 or bob.weir@dhsoha.state.or.us.
A Community Conversation: Services for Seniors and People with Disabilities in Oregon - Hillsboro/Beaverton
OR Department of Human Services - 10/20/14
Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) would like to invite you to come and share ideas about the future of Oregon's services for seniors and people with disabilities. This is your opportunity to help Oregon decide what should be done to improve future services. There will be a short presentation followed by a group discussion. Refreshments will be provided. Everyone is welcome, and we would love to hear what home and community mean to you--Now and as you age. Meetings will be held:

Tuesday October 28th
* Hillsboro - 12:30pm - 2:00pm at the Hillsboro Public Services building, Cafeteria, 155 1st St.
* Beaverton - 5:30pm - 7:00pm at the Beaverton Community Center, Vose Room, 12350 SW 5th St. Suite 100

Interpreters for people who are non-English speakers, who are deaf or hard of hearing or other accommodations for persons with disabilities are available. Please contact Rebecca Arce at Rebecca.e.arce@state.or.us or 503-947-5019 to make arrangements at least 48 hours before the meeting. For general information please contact Bob Weir at 503-947-2321 or bob.weir@dhsoha.state.or.us.
A Community Conversation: Services for Seniors and People with Disabilities in Oregon - Astoria
OR Department of Human Services - 10/20/14
Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) would like to invite you to come and share ideas about the future of Oregon's services for seniors and people with disabilities. This is your opportunity to help Oregon decide what should be done to improve future services. There will be a short presentation followed by a group discussion. Refreshments will be provided. Everyone is welcome, and we would love to hear what home and community mean to you--Now and as you age. Meetings will be held:

* Monday October 27th from 11:30am - 1:00pm at the Clatsop County Clerk's Office, 857 Commercial St., Astoria.

Interpreters for people who are non-English speakers, who are deaf or hard of hearing or other accommodations for persons with disabilities are available. Please contact Rebecca Arce at Rebecca.e.arce@state.or.us or 503-947-5019 to make arrangements at least 48 hours before the meeting. For general information please contact Bob Weir at 503-947-2321 or bob.weir@dhsoha.state.or.us.
Centennial School District Board Meeting - October 22, 2014
Centennial Sch. Dist. - 10/20/14
The Centennial School District Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the board room at the district office (18135 SE Brooklyn ST, Portland, OR). At this meeting the Board will receive the annual Butler Creek Elementary School Building Report and the annual state report card report. Business items being considered include: adoption of revised policy EEACA, School Bus Driver Examination and Training; Adoption of Construction Excise Tax for Happy Valley; and Adoption of Appropriation Transfer for 2014/2015 in the total amount of $90,000.
City of Salem Program Funding Application Cycle Begins Nov. 3
City of Salem - 10/20/14
Salem, Ore. - The City of Salem Urban Development Department will soon be accepting Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership, and Social Service applications for the 2015-2016 program year. The application cycle opens Nov. 3, 2014 and closes at 4 p.m. on Dec. 12, 2014.

Applicants must attend a mandatory training scheduled on Nov. 6, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at the Urban Development Office located at 350 Commercial Street NE, Salem.

Applications will be available online beginning Nov. 3 at www.salemgrants.org or www.cityofsalem.net/federalprograms. Projects or programs applying for funding must be located, and serve persons at/or below 80% median family income, living within the city limits of Salem and Keizer. Special consideration may be given to projects or programs aligned with the following proposed 2015-2019 priority goals: Promote Economic Development, End Homelessness, Expand Affordable Housing, and Neighborhood Revitalization.

For more information, go to www.cityofsalem.net/federalprograms or contact Rena Peck at 503-540-2446 or rpeck@cityofsalem.net or Laura Walker at 503-540-2405 or lwalker@cityofsalem.net. Si necesita ayuda para comprender esta información, por favor llame 503-588-6178.
Public Invited to Community Conversation with Sen. Ron Wyden at Pacific University on Oct. 30
Pacific University - 10/20/14
FOREST GROVE -- The public is invited to join Senator Ron Wyden for "Inequality: the View from Washington, D.C. to Forest Grove," a community conversation at Pacific University on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 5 p.m.

The forum will be held in Marsh Hall's Taylor Auditorium (2043 College Way, second floor) and admission is free.

As chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Wyden will speak about how issues of economic inequality are being understood and dealt with in Congress. Audience members will be able to partake in the conversation through a question and answer session.

The event is an offering of Pacific's Tom McCall Center for Policy Innovation. For more information, please contact McCall Center director Jim Moore at 503-352-2288 or moorej@pacificu.edu.
BOEC media feed unavailable Oct 21
Portland/Mult Co 9-1-1 - 10/20/14
The BOEC Media / map will be unavailable on Tuesday Oct 21 from 0300 a.m. until 1100 a.m. We are doing an upgrade and this feature will be offline during those hours.
Bomb Squad Removes a Tripwire Device near Forest Park - No Injuries (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/20/14
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On Saturday October 18, 2014, at approximately 5:00 p.m., the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit (MEDU) responded to the report of a tripwire device on a trail from the 4000 block of Northwest Thunder Crest Drive into Forest Park. The trail is described as "Firelane 3" on area maps.

The device was an improvised firearm with a pipe loaded with a shotgun shell. The device was connected to a tripwire across the trail. The tripwire was slack and it appeared that it had been tripped and the device was inoperable.

The device was safely removed by a bomb tech and taken as evidence. Officers spoke with some area residents and learned that the device may have been there since Tuesday but was not reported to police until Saturday.

There have been no instances of other items such as this being discovered or reported and it is unclear why someone would place this device on what is believed to be a well-used trail by hikers, bikers and equestrians.

Officers checked the immediate area and did not find anything else suspicious or of note.

Although this trail is not in Forest Park, Portland Parks & Recreation has been made aware of this incident.

Anyone with information about this incident or device is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau's Gun Task Force at (503) 823-4106 or guntaskforce@portlandoregon.gov.

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Refer students now for VPS Challenge Program
Vancouver Sch. Dist. - 10/20/14
Any parent, educator, or community member may refer students for Vancouver Public Schools' (VPS) Challenge Program for highly capable students in grades 1-5. Challenge is the district's program for meeting the unique learning needs of students who have demonstrated performance at significantly advanced academic levels when compared with others of their age, experiences, or environments. Outstanding abilities are seen within the general intellectual aptitudes, specific academic abilities, and/or creative productivities of these students. Referral forms must be returned to the Challenge office no later than Monday, Dec. 1, 2014.

Certificated teachers will assess referred students in grades K-4 on scheduled Saturdays in January and February for potential placement in the Challenge Program the following school year.

Qualified students in grades 1-5 attend one of the Challenge magnet schools where they participate in a rigorous curriculum designed to maximize individual potential. The magnet school becomes the home school for students and parents.

Referral forms are available in all VPS elementary school offices, or on the Challenge/Honors webpage (go to www.vansd.org, Parents & Families, Programs of Choice & Magnets, Challenge/Honors). Additional information about the Challenge Program and a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) also can be found on this webpage. If you have additional questions, please call the Challenge office at 313-1360.
Increased Interagency Traffic Enforcement Effort in Oregon State University Campus Vicinity
Oregon State Police - 10/20/14
Oregon State Police, working in partnership with OSU Department of Public Safety and Corvallis Police Department, will focus enforcement efforts toward traffic-related violations in the campus vicinity on October 22 and 24.

Following complaints and past problems related to bicycle and vehicle operation endangering pedestrians, the enforcement effort will focus both dates on roadways and intersections in the vicinity of Memorial Union, Valley Library and Kerr Administration from 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians are urged to remember their duty to exercise due care and obey traffic control devices (i.e., stop signs, traffic signals, pedestrian crossing signals) at all times. Drive safely to save lives.

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The Walter and Myrtle Honeyman House in Portland, Oregon is among the state's latest entries in the National Register of Historic Places. (Photo)
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 10/20/14
Water B. & Myrtle E. Honeyman House
Water B. & Myrtle E. Honeyman House
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The Honeyman House was designed by Portland architect David C. Lewis in the Tudor Revival style and constructed on Northwest Cornell Road, west of downtown Portland, in 1911. Walter Honeyman was a member of the second generation of the Honeyman family, which was associated with Honeyman Hardware Company for three generations. He worked for the company beginning after graduation from high school, and served as its secretary from 1917 until about 1939.

The architect, David C. Lewis, who studied architecture in New York and Paris, is best known for his Foreign Exhibits building for Portland's 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition and the Oregon State building for Seattle's 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition. He was admired in architectural circles for his 1907 Board of Trade Building in Portland, which was widely published. His residences were also admired however. The Honeyman residence was published in Pacific Coast Architect in 1913.

Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended the building's nomination in their June 2014 meeting. It is one of nearly 600 historic properties in Portland that are individually listed in the National Register, a list which is maintained by the National Park Service under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

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


Attached Media Files: National Register nomination , Press Release , Water B. & Myrtle E. Honeyman House
The Hanthorn Apartments in Portland, Oregon is among state's latest entries in the National Register of Historic Places. (Photo)
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 10/20/14
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The Hanthorn Apartments was constructed in 1910 in downtown Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon. The six-story apartment building represents one of a collection of 'modern' apartment and office buildings that redefined downtown Portland in the construction boom following Portland's 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition. It is an attractive, brick-clad building, purpose-built for apartments, which was a new building type for Portland at that time. Apartment buildings constructed through the 1920s were designed with many amenities to increase the attractiveness of urban, apartment living to the middle class.

The Hanthorn Apartments, also known as the Lexington Apartments, was closed for building code violations in the 1980s. It was then sold and modernized as affordable housing. The property was recently upgraded again, and once again serves as affordable housing.

Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended the building's nomination in their June 2014 meeting. It is one of nearly 600 historic properties in Portland that are individually listed in the National Register, which is a list maintained by the National Park Service under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

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


Attached Media Files: National Register nomination , Press Release , Hanthorn Apartments
Community Military Appreciation Committee's Vancouver Veterans Day Ceremony featuring keynote speaking Major General Leslie Burger, US Army Ret. (Photo)
Fort Vancouver National Trust - 10/20/14
Leslie & Julie Burger
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VANCOUVER, Wash.--October 20, 2014-- The Community Military Appreciation Committee (CMAC), a civic nonprofit organization, will present Vancouver's Veterans Day Ceremony on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at 11 a.m., taking place at the Armed Forces Reserve Center (AFRC) at 15005 NE 65th St, Vancouver, WA. CMAC has organized this event with help from its sponsor, Columbia Credit Union, for the last four years. Beginning at 9:45 a.m., the AFRC will have an open house with refreshments and veteran service activities with the celebration of service following at 11 a.m. Kids activities will be available for families with children. The focus of the event is to thank our local past and present veterans for their service and contributions to their community.
The event features keynote speaker Major General Leslie Burger, US Army Ret. Prior to retirement in 2006, Dr. Burger served in federal government for more than 39 years, with 33 years spent as a Medical Corps Officer in the Army, retiring as a Major General. His last assignment was as Commanding General, North Atlantic Regional Medical Command and Walter Reed Medical, with responsibility for Army medical facilities in 11 states.
He has served as a Commander at Letterman Army Medical; Madigan Army Medical; Darnall Army Community Hospital; and Nuernberg Army Community Hospital. He was also Asst. Surgeon General for Health Services, Operations and Logistics, Office of the Surgeon General; Deputy Director for Medical Readiness, J4, Joint Staff, and Internal Medicine Consultant to the Army Surgeon General, The Pentagon.

Other speakers at the Veterans Day Ceremony include U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, State Representatives Paul Harris and Monica Stonier, Vancouver Mayor Timothy Leavitt and Colonel John Sweeney, Commander of the 2nd Brigade 95th Division. Veterans of Foreign Wars will provide the rifle salute, taps and color posting. Dove release will be provided by Jadia Ward's Bright Eyes Dove Release. Officer Rey Reynolds will sing during the ceremony and Retired Col. Larry J. Smith, co-chair of CMAC, will emcee the event.

All CMAC events are privately funded. CMAC is an all-inclusive group composed of members representing youth, education, civic, military, veterans groups, and local governments. CMAC executes and plans community-wide events, such as the Memorial Day, Veterans Day, High School Salute, and POW/MIA Day ceremonies and recognition/support of military families of all services.


Attached Media Files: Leslie & Julie Burger
The old Heathman Hotel in Portland is among state's latest entries in the National Register of Historic Places. (Photo)
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 10/20/14
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The old Heathman Hotel, 723 SW Salmon, was constructed in 1926 in downtown Portland for hotelier George Heathman. The eleven-story hotel, located at the north end of the South Park Blocks, was constructed as a luxury hotel.

(It was joined by a New Heathman Hotel, 1101 SW Broadway, in 1927. This latter hotel, added to the National Register in 1984, is the luxury hotel known today as the Heathman Hotel.)

Designed by the prominent Portland architecture firm of Claussen and Claussen, the old Heathman Hotel is clad in tapestry brick and finished in terra cotta trim. The two Heathman Hotels were among 184 new buildings, 38 of which were hotels, constructed in downtown Portland between 1915 and 1931. Four of these were "first class" hotels. Today less than half of the 184 buildings remain.

The old Heathman Hotel continued to be used for that purpose through the 1980s, when it was closed for building code violations. It was then sold and modernized as affordable housing. The property was recently upgraded again, and once again serves as affordable housing.


Attached Media Files: National Register nomination , Press Release , The Heathman Hotel
10/19/14
Police respond to disturbance involving a gun in Estacada
Sandy Police Dept. - 10/19/14
Officers responded to a report of a disturbance involving a knife and gun in the 400 block of SW Hawthorne Rd in Estacada, arriving at 8:35PM. Their investigation revealed that Devon Woltring, age 22 of Estacada, stole money from a home in the 400 block of SW Hawthorne Rd. He returned later, intoxicated, and attacked the resident. The resident was armed with a 9mm handgun, and the two struggled over the weapon. A guest in the home was then assaulted by Mr. Woltring. The homeowner fired a warning shot into the floor of the home, after having been backed the entire length of the home by Mr. Woltring. Mr. Woltring was then dragged from the home by a neighbor. He was detained at the scene. He will be charged with Burglary in the First Degree, Menacing, Assault in the Fourth Degree, and Theft in the Second Degree. He will be booked at the Clackamas County Jail on these charges.

No further information will be available this evening.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office investigating injury crash after driver flees traffic stop
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/19/14
On Sunday, October 19, 2014 at approximately 2:45 p.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies initiated a traffic stop on a reported stolen vehicle, a 2004 Chrysler Sebring, near westbound 238th and Halsey St. in Wood Village, OR. The driver initially complied and pulled over to the side of the road after the MCSO deputy activated his emergency lights. As deputies got out of their patrol cars to approach the vehicle, the driver suddenly accelerated away from the shoulder heading westbound on Halsey. MCSO deputies followed the vehicle westbound on Halsey, but terminated their pursuit as speeds increased.

The driver, identified as Cody Wayne Mauser, Age 30, The Dalles, OR, attempted to make a right turn at 223rd/Fairview Ave. and crossed over into the southbound lanes of Fairview Ave. striking two vehicles. The driver and passenger of one of the vehicles struck were both transported to a local hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries. Mauser climbed out of the window of the Sebring as MCSO deputies arrived at the intersection. Mauser attempted to evade responding officers by running through a field and crawling through a drainage ditch near the accident. Additional officers arriving at the scene took him into custody as he came out on the other end of the drainage ditch.

Mauser was arrested and will be transported to the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges including Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Felony Hit and Felony Attempt to Elude. The East County Vehicular Crimes Team has responded to conduct the crash investigation and additional charges may be added.

Booking photo will be available on our website at www.mcso.us

The Northbound and Southbound lanes are expected to be closed for another hour while the crash investigation is completed.
Update: Names Released - Triple Fatal Crash- Highway 20 near Lost Lake in eastern Linn County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/19/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into a two vehicle crash that occurred Saturday morning resulting in the death of three occupants from one of the involved vehicles. The victim's names and other information are provided in this release.

On October 18, 2014 at approximately 9:57 a.m., a 2010 Dodge Caliber was traveling eastbound on Highway 20 near milepost 78 when it lost control on the wet roadway, crossed into the westbound lane, and collided with a westbound 2001 Chevrolet Suburban towing a 32 foot travel trailer.

The operator of the Dodge Caliber, TIFFANY FEFELOV, age 27, her husband FRED FEFELOV, age 34, and their daughter MILA FEFELOV, age 7 months, from Sherwood, all suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash.

The operator of the Suburban, FRANCIS HART, age 78, and his wife, SALLY HART, age 77, from Salem, were uninjured in the crash.

Seatbelt usage by all occupants from both vehicles is still being determined by investigators.

OSP troopers from Albany Area Command are leading the investigation and were assisted by OSP troopers from Bend Area Command. OSP was assisted at the scene by the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Black Butte Police Department, Black Butte Fire Department and ODOT.

Photograph provided by OSP.

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Man Critically Injured in Late Night Shooting
Gresham Police Dept - 10/19/14
Gresham, Ore. - The Gresham Police Department and members of the East County Major Crimes Team are investigating a late night shooting that left a 25-year-old Portland man critically injured. The victim was rushed to a local hospital and his name is currently being withheld, pending notification to his family.

Officers responded to the 7-Eleven / 76 Gas Station, 18222 SE Division St., Gresham, at 11:19 p.m. on Oct. 18 for reports that a man had been shot in the parking lot. Locating the victim between the gas pumps and the building's entrance, paramedics transported him to the hospital. The suspect is described as an African American male in his 20s who was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, and is believed to be approximately 5-feet-10-inches tall and 160 pounds. He fled the scene immediately after the shooting.

The shooting is possibly gang related but information is limited at this time and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone who has information about this incident is encouraged to call the Gresham Police tip line at 503.618.2719. Callers may remain anonymous.



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Shooting Investigation in North Portland's Arbor Lodge Neighborhood - No Known Victims (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/19/14
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On Saturday October 18, 2014, at 8:58 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of gunshots heard in the area of North Bryant Street and Atlantic Avenue.

Several officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire in the street, but did not locate any victims at the scene. Officers could not located any property damage and no gunshot victims arrived at any Portland hospitals.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or 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.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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City of Gresham lifts Boil Water Notice for Gabbert Hill area
City of Gresham - 10/19/14
GRESHAM, Ore. - This morning, the City of Gresham lifted a limited Boil Water Notice, effective immediately, for Gresham Water customers served by the Gabbert Hill Reservoir - about 130 homes near Gresham Butte on the City's south central side.

These residents can now drink tap water, and use it for consumption purposes, without boiling it first.

Yesterday, the City of Gresham issued a Boil Water Notice to the south central neighborhood served by Gabbert Hill Reservoir. The notice was issued because a pump at the site failed, causing homes to lose water pressure. A lack of pressure could allow contaminants into the system, so the City issued the Boil Water Notice strictly as a precaution.

No other Gresham Water customers were affected.

This morning, results from water quality tests confirmed an absence of bacteria, so the Boil Water Notice is no longer in effect. No actual contamination was detected during the weekend incident.

The City took every precaution to protect residents. The Boil Water Notice went out to the media, and was posted to the City's website and to social media. City staff went door-to-door yesterday in the Gabbert Hill area to deliver notices and answer questions, and opened phone lines to take public calls. In addition, City emergency operations personnel sent alerts to affected residents by phone or text, and sent an alert through Nextdoor.com, the private social media network for neighborhoods, to the Gresham Butte Neighborhood Association.

By 9 a.m. yesterday, the City had fixed the pump and restored water to the Gabbert Hill area.
For more information, see GreshamOregon.gov/boilwaternotice or call 503-618-2626.

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Red Cross Responds to Salem Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 10/19/14
Disaster Volunteers from the Red Cross assisted 3 adults and 1 child displaced by a single family fire in the 2800 block of Brown Rd. in Salem.

The Red Cross provided comfort kits, blankets, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
10/18/14
Armed Man Robs Tigard Elmer's Restaurant
Tigard Police - 10/18/14
Saturday, October 18, 2014

At approximately 8:00 p.m. an employee of an Elmer's Restaurant located 14055 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard reported a robbery. Within minutes Tigard Police was setting containment in the area and surrounding neighborhoods. Tigard investigators learned that a lone white male suspect entered the restaurant and demanded money from an employee. The suspect was wearing a black hoodie, black pants and a baseball cap. The employee also reported that the suspect displayed a handgun and carried a knife. The suspect fled the business with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured during the incident.

A Tigard Police K-9 track was conducted however no suspect was apprehended. Neighboring police agencies from King City and Tualatin, as well as the Washington County Sheriff's Office assisted in the containment and search for the suspect. Tigard detectives are continuing the investigation.
Injury crash Highway 140West west of Klamath Falls (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/18/14
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A Klamath Falls woman was injured on Saturday afternoon when her westbound vehicle left Highway 140West and went into the Klamath Lake.

On October 18, 2014 at approximately 1:00 p.m., a 2002 Mitsubishi SUV, operated by ASHLEY WILLBURN, age 23, from Klamath Falls, was westbound on Highway 140West near milepost 58. For unknown reasons WILLBURN'S SUV drifted onto the westbound shoulder. WILLBURN overcorrected and her SUV came back onto the road and eventually left the roadway and went into the Klamath Lake. The SUV came to rest partially submerged in the lake.

WILLBURN was transported by ground ambulance to Sky Lakes Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. WILLBURN was cited for Careless Driving. Seatbelt usage is still unconfirmed.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Klamath Falls Police Department, Klamath County Sheriff's Office, Klamath County Fire District 1 and ODOT.

Photographs provided by OSP.

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Gresham Police investigating a shooting, 10-year-old girl struck by bullet through wall of an apartment
Gresham Police Dept - 10/18/14
Gresham, Ore.-On Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at approximately 9:00 AM, Gresham Police were called to the intersection of SE 190th and SE Yamhill on a report of shots being fired in the area. Within a few seconds another call came in to police about a 10-year-old girl that had been inside her nearby apartment and was struck in the leg by a bullet that came through a wall. The girl was taken by ambulance to Emanuel Hospital for treatment. Her current condition is unknown but her injuries appear to be non-life threatening.

Through the initial investigation, police learned that the suspect was a male wearing all dark clothing and was last seen running east from SE 190th and SE Yamhill. No additional information is available about the suspect at this time. Gresham Police detectives, crime scene technicians, a canine team and gang team officers were called to the scene to investigate what led up to this incident. There was damage to a few different apartments in the Rain Tree apartment complex located at 878 SE 187th ave. Police do not believe that there is any connection between the suspect and the 10-year-old girl, rather that the girl appears to have been hit by an errant bullet that come through the wall of her apartment while she was inside.

Anyone that witnessed the shooting incident that has not yet been contacted by investigators is asked to call Gresham Police.
Preliminary Information: Triple Fatal Crash- Highway 20 near Lost Lake in eastern Linn County
Oregon State Police - 10/18/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is investigating a two vehicle crash that occurred Saturday morning resulting in the death of three occupants from one of the involved vehicles. The victim's names and other information will be released tomorrow after confirmation of next of kin notification.

Preliminary information indicates on October 18, 2014 at approximately 9:57 a.m., OSP and local emergency responders received a report of a critical injury two vehicle crash on Highway 20 near milepost 78. Upon arrival the crash was confirmed as a triple fatality in which a passenger car that was eastbound lost control and traveled broadside into the path of a westbound utility vehicle pulling a travel trailer. All three occupants in the passenger car were confirmed deceased. The occupants in the utility vehicle were uninjured.

OSP troopers from the Bend and Albany area commands are investigating the crash. OSP is being assisted at the scene by ODOT and local Fire and EMS. No further information for release at this time.

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Man barricaded inside Vancouver home (Update 2: Name)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 10/18/14
*** UPDATE 2 ***

The suspect, Michael D. Wright, DOB 8/6/69, was booked into the Clark County Jail for Assault I DV, Assault IV DV, Interfering with Reporting a Domestic Violence Crime (x2), Unlawful Imprisonment (x4).

Officers from the SW Washington Regional SWAT Team assisted Vancouver Police patrol officers in response to this incident. The desired outcome of getting the juvenile hostage, the suspect, and the animals out safely was achieved the through professionalism and patience of all the law enforcement personnel who responded.


*** UPDATE 1 ***

Minutes ago the suspect was taken into custody without incident. The suspect, the other resident, and the dogs that were all in the garage were all uninjured.

The identity of the suspect will be released once he is booked into jail.

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Vancouver, Wash. - On October 17, 2014 at approximately 5:00 p.m. Vancouver Police were contacted in person at the precinct by a female who reported one of the male family members of her residence had threatened and assaulted family members earlier in the day and was not allowing them to leave. Patrol officers responded to a residence in the 3700 block of NE 143rd Avenue and were able to make verbal contact with the male suspect who refused to come out.

The suspect is believed to be barricaded in the garage of the residence with the last remaining resident, who the suspect is not allowing to leave. The SW Washington Regional SWAT Team is at the residence and is keeping in verbal contact with the suspect in an effort to get him to peacefully surrender.

The suspect is facing multiple charges including Domestic Violence Assault and Unlawful Imprisonment.

The suspect is not being identified at this time. Additional details will be released as they become available.



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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.
City of Gresham issues limited Boil Water Notice for Gabbert Hill area
City of Gresham - 10/18/14
GRESHAM, Ore. - This morning, the City of Gresham issued a limited Boil Water Notice, effective immediately, for Gresham Water customers served by the Gabbert Hill Reservoir - about 130 homes near Gresham Butte on the City's South Central side. These residents must boil their water until further notice.

Customers in the affected area are instructed to not drink water, or use it for consumption purposes, without boiling it first.

No other Gresham Water customers are affected.

To find out if your home is affected, go to GreshamOregon.gov/boilwaternotice.
The affected area is served by the Gabbert Hill Reservoir, which provides water to approximately 130 homes. Early this morning, a pump at the site failed, causing homes to lose water pressure. Water is not known to be contaminated. But because a lack of pressure could allow contaminants into the system, City of Gresham is issuing the Boil Water Notice as a precaution.

Gresham is taking every precaution to protect customers and has already restored water to the Gabbert Hill area. Members of the City's Water Division staff are going door-to-door today to deliver notices and answer questions. Gresham Water is testing water in the affected service area, and will have definitive results by 8 .m. on Sunday, Oct. 19. The Boil Water Notice will be lifted once samples confirm the absence of bacteria.

Instructions for Boiling Water

Customers should:
? Bring water to a rolling boil for 1 minute
? Allow the water to cool before using
? Store the cooled water in a clean container with a cover
Customers should use boiled water that has cooled or bottled water for:
? Drinking
? Preparing baby formula and food
? Brushing teeth
? Washing fruits and vegetables
? Washing dishes
? Making ice

Please share this information with people in the affected area, and direct all questions to Gresham Water at 503-618-2626. Staff members will be on hand to answer calls until 5 p.m. today.

Visit GreshamOregon.gov/boilwaternotice to view the Boil Water Notice and get more information. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

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Attached Media Files: Map of Gabbert Service Area
Public's Help Needed Identifying Suspected Three Time Bank Robber; Salem, Eugene and Cottage Grove Banks Hit in Two Day Spree (Photo)
FBI - Oregon - 10/18/14
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adding the contact information for the Cottage Grove Police tip line. It is: (541) 942-9145.

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10/17/14 - 10 pm update

A man suspected in two bank robberies on Thursday, October 16, 2014, is now suspected in a third robbery - this time in Cottage Grove, Oregon.

The Friday, October 17, 2014, robbery occurred at the Wells Fargo Bank branch inside the Safeway store located at 1500 E. Main in Cottage Grove at about 2:45 pm.

The first robbery on Thursday took place at 10:10 am - also at a Wells Fargo Bank branch located in a Safeway store, but this one was in Salem. That store is located at 3380 Lancaster Drive NE.

The second robbery on Thursday took place at the Umpqua Bank branch located at 1175 Valley River Drive in Eugene.

Investigators believe the same man is responsible for all three robberies. In all cases, he approached the teller desk, demanded cash, received an undisclosed amount of money and left.

Witnesses describe the suspect as:

White man

Age: Late 30's to mid-40's

Height: 6'0" - 6'2"

Weight: 200 pounds

Build: Medium

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Short stubble, possibly graying


In the first robbery on Thursday, the suspect was wearing a black, zip-up long sleeved shirt or jacket with two white stripes and a Michael Jordan logo over the left chest.

In the second robbery he was wearing a black sweatshirt with red print. In both of these robberies, he was wearing blue tennis shoes and black basketball shorts with a red triangle and white stripes. He was also wearing gold wire-rimmed glasses.

In the third robbery on Friday, the suspect was wearing a dark colored shirt or jacket, light colored pants, and blue tennis shoes.

Anyone with information as to this person's identity or location is asked to call the FBI in Portland at (503) 224-4181 (twenty four hours a day); the FBI in Salem at (503) 362-6601; the FBI in Eugene at (541) 343-5222; or the Marion County Sheriff's Office at (503) 540-8079; or the Eugene Police Department at (541) 682-5111.



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(Original Release - 10/16/14)


The FBI, the Marion County Sheriff's Office and the Eugene Police Department are requesting the public's help in identifying and locating the man believed responsible for two robberies today. The first happened inside a Wells Fargo Bank this morning. The man walked into the bank branch inside a Safeway located at 3380 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem, at approximately 10:10 am.

The second robbery happened at 1:48 pm when the same man is believed to have walked into the Umpqua Bank branch located at 1175 Valley River Drive in Eugene. In both cases, he approached the teller desk, demanded cash, received an undisclosed amount of money and left.

Witnesses describe the suspect as:

White man
Age: Late 30's to mid-40's
Height: 6'0" - 6'2"
Weight: 200 pounds
Build: Medium
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Short stubble, possibly graying


In the first robbery, the suspect was wearing a black, zip-up long sleeved shirt or jacket with two white stripes and a Michael Jordan logo over the left chest. In the second robbery he was wearing a black sweatshirt with red print. In both robberies, he was wearing blue tennis shoes and black basketball shorts with a red triangle and white stripes. The suspect wears gold wire-rimmed glasses.

Anyone with information as to this person's identity or location is asked to call the FBI in Portland at (503) 224-4181 (twenty four hours a day); the FBI in Salem at (503) 362-6601; the FBI in Eugene at (541) 343-5222; or the Marion County Sheriff's Office at (503) 540-8079; or the Eugene Police Department at (541) 682-5111.


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Update: Name Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 5 near Wolf Creek in Josephine County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/18/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is investigating a single vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred Friday afternoon off the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Wolf Creek. The victim's name and additional details are released in this update.

According to Sergeant Tyler Lee, on October 17, 2014 at approximately 1:27 p.m., OSP and local emergency responders received a report of a single vehicle crash off the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near milepost 76.

Initial investigation indicates a 2004 BMW sport utility vehicle driven by ADELINA TERESA BARRERA, age 80, from Tigard, was southbound on Interstate 5 when, for an unconfirmed reason, it traveled at a high rate of speed onto the shoulder though a grassy field and into a wooded area. The vehicle went through a wire fence, struck several trees and fence posts, and narrowly missed a house before hitting a tree head-on.

BARRERA was pronounced deceased at the scene.

OSP troopers from the Grants Pass work site are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. OSP was assisted at the scene by a deputy medical examiner from Grants Pass Department of Public Safety and Rural Metro Fire.

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10/17/14
Red Cross Providing Canteening Services to Police Response
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 10/17/14
Disaster Volunteers from the Red Cross are curently in route to provide canteening services to the Vancouver Police. The police are in a stand-off activity in the 3700 block of NE 143rd Ave. in Vancouver. There are approximately 40 officers involved in this response.
Seeking owner of found bicycle (Photo)
City of Battle Ground - 10/17/14
Bike found in Battle Ground
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Update : Please note the corrected contact information to claim the bike.

The Battle Ground Police Department is trying to return a found bicycle to its rightful owner. Please see the attached picture and contact Gail Truax at 360-342-5200 or via email at gail.truax@cityofbg.org to claim the bicycle.


Attached Media Files: Bike found in Battle Ground
Free Car Seat Inspections October 22nd
Albany Fire Dept. - 10/17/14
A free car seat inspection will be held on October 22nd from 4-8pm at Albany Fire Station 12 located at 120 34th Ave SE. A group of volunteers will be available to help you ensure that your car seat is installed correctly.
Vancouver Police substitute PIO, Oct 20-26
Vancouver Police Dept. - 10/17/14
Vancouver, Wash. - Vancouver Police PIO Kim Kapp will unavailable October 20-26. Taking media calls during office hours October 20-24, will be Cmdr. Dave King who can be reached at (360) 487-7512.

As always, for after-hour or weekend inquiries, members of the media should contact dispatch on the media line and request a return call from on-duty personnel.

All investigative updates are always sent out in the form of a media release.

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Red Cross Responds to North Portland House Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 10/17/14
American Red Cross volunteers this afternoon responded to a disaster on the 1800 block of NE Emerson St. in Portland, OR. The single-family fire affected two adults and three pets. The Red Cross provided food, housing assistance, and information about disaster health and disaster mental health services.
Woman pulls knife when confronted stealing cans (Photo)
Sandy Police Dept. - 10/17/14
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At about 8:45 AM Friday morning Sandy Police Officers and Clackamas County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the Harvest Market Thriftway in Estacada on a report of an armed robbery. An employee of the Oregon Beverage Recycling Corporation was loading recyclables into a semi-trailer when he saw a woman attempting to steal two bags of aluminum cans. When the man confronted her, the woman pulled out a pocket knife, extended the blade and told him she would "slice his throat" if he said anything else to her. The man was not injured.

Tara Jean Wisegarver, 34, a transient, was arrested at the scene and charges with 2nd degree Robbery, 3rd degree Theft, and Menacing. She was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail, where her bail was set at $261,000. A picture of the knife used is attached to this release.


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"Yes" Vote Encouraged by Chambers of Commerce for Clark County Charter, Proposition #1: It's Good for Business
Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce - 10/17/14
(VANCOUVER, Wash.) - The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and the Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce officially support Proposition #1, the proposed Home Rule Charter. The charter provides a strong return on investment, providing two additional elected positions to better represent the growing community while not increasing costs to the taxpayers. The Charter also clarifies the roles of the elected officials and the county Manager providing businesses greater consistency and predictability in doing business in the county. Most local governments already use this model in which the elected officials set policy and the county manager implements the policy. The elected officials have authority to hire/fire the county manager.

"By increasing the number of elected officials from 3 to 5, we will have stronger representation listening to concerns of local families and businesses," said GVCC Public Affairs Chairman Eric Olmsted. "The charter provides greater stability and transparency creating a positive environment for businesses and the community to grow."

The Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce says the measure is a non- partisan issue strongly supported by Republicans and Democrats in the community. "It's a simple, moderate and cost effective update to our governing rules; the first update since 1889. It makes sense." Says Brent Erickson, Executive Director of the Camas-Washougal Chamber. "By expanding the council to five, it also encourages more people to become involved in our county government."

The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce polled its members in mid-September. Approximately 200 of the 1,100 members responded. 60 percent said they planned to vote yes.

"Consistently we heard from our businesses that they want more information on the issue and that the majority considered it a very important issue to the growth of Clark County," said Eric Sawyer, Chair of the GVCC Board. "We think it's vitally important that we provide our businesses with the best information we've developed and encourage all businesses to take a few minutes and consider the pro's and con's before voting. Most importantly we encourage them to vote."

The GVCC's Youtube Channel features four informational videos on the proposed Clark County Charter. The GVCC created these videos in partnership with community volunteers and Star Rise Entertainment. Please encourage your friends, neighbors, peers and family to vote.

VIDEO #1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRr3ibpqgHI
VIDEO #2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQ8az0TID-M
VIDEO #3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JyTdL_67cs
VIDEO #4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cj3G9hApVCM

Additional Information links on Proposition #1 the proposed Home Rule Charter:
* Final Home Rule Charter Document (PDF): http://clark.wa.gov/freeholders/documents/BOFCharter_052714.pdf
* Board of Freeholder Information (Clark County Website): http://clark.wa.gov/freeholders/index.html
* www.charteryes.com
* www.votenocharter.com


About the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC):
Founded in 1890, the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC) is a non-profit organization aimed at advancing and strengthening the regional business community through member services, public affairs advocacy and community building. The Chamber is a supportive alliance of diverse member businesses, individuals and organizations, working together toward long-term business prosperity. The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is the heart of Clark County's business community, advocating for sound, sensible and dynamic policies that ensure a vital economic climate while improving Vancouver's infrastructure and quality of life. For more information, please visit www.vancouverusa.com.
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Boat Ramp Congestion Requires Etiquette, Courtesy (Photo)
Oregon Marine Board - 10/17/14
Boaters at the Port of Siuslaw in Florence, lining up to exit the water.
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Summer boating may be over but the Fall salmon runs are bringing boaters from all over the state to fish Oregon's bays and rivers, creating a great deal of congestion and some angst at many of the coastal ramps. Boat ramp traffic jams can be eased if everyone practices courtesy and knows the proper etiquette at the boat ramp. And once your boat is underway, it's important to remember the proximity rules for speed and wake to avoid agitating other boaters.

The Oregon State Marine Board wants to remind boaters to practice the following protocols for a smoother and more enjoyable experience:

Courtesy:

* Use the staging area to transfer all equipment and supplies into the boat before maneuvering down the launch ramp.
* It's best to launch and retrieve with another person, so one can stay with the boat and the other can park the vehicle and trailer.
* Never block a ramp with an unattended boat or vehicle. Move the boat away from the launch area immediately after launching. Return briefly to the boarding float to pick up the vehicle driver once they have parked the vehicle.

Launching:

* Remove all tie-down straps before backing down the ramp but leave the trailer winch line securely attached to the boat.
* Back the trailer and boat far enough into the water so the lower engine unit can be lowered and submerged while the boat is still on the trailer. Set the parking brake on the towing vehicle as a safety precaution. Have someone lower the engine or outdrive, run the blower, and start the engine. If you have engine trouble, you can easily retrieve the boat and trailer out of the water.
* Once the engine is warmed up, back the trailer further into the water until the boat floats. Undo the winch line, put the boat's engine into reverse, and slowly back off the trailer. Use the bow line to maneuver the boat down the boarding float so another boat can launch.

Retrieving:

* Back the trailer into the water so that two-thirds of the rollers or bunks are submerged in the water. Set the parking brake of the towing vehicle or put it in park.
* Move the boat onto the trailer far enough to attach the winch line to the bow eye of the boat and crank the winch. It is NOT recommended to load the boat using engine power because this damages the toe of the boat ramp by creating a hole that car tires and trailers can get stuck in, and it's expensive to repair.
* Shut off the engine, raise the engine or outdrive, and off you go.

"It's a common occurrence to finally be underway after experiencing stress at the boat ramp, only to find more congestion where you want to be crabbing or fishing," says Ashley Massey, Public Information Officer for the Marine Board. "It's important to remember the basic proximity rule, which is to operate at a slow -no wake speed within 200 feet of a boat ramp, marina or moorage, a floating home moorage, or people working at water level. This rule also applies to courtesy with other boats or structures. In a congested area, slow down to avoid making a wake. Once the water opens up, then it's alright to increase speed to get to your destination," Massey adds.

This information is covered in the Boat Oregon -A Course on Responsible Boating, which is a state approved classroom course offered by volunteer Instructors with the Marine Board. Currently there are over 300,000 Oregon boaters who have their mandatory boater education card, which must be carried when operating a boat over 10 horsepower. The card is proof that the operator has taken an approved boating safety course.

With so many great reasons to hit the water this fall, it's important for boaters to practice what they've learned with launching, retrieving and obeying the proximity rules, so everyone can enjoy Oregon's waterways.

For more details about launching and retrieving with an instructional video, visit www.oregon.gov/OSMB/Pages/admin/RampRules.aspx.

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Attached Media Files: Release Audio , Boaters at the Port of Siuslaw in Florence, lining up to exit the water.
Deputies Capture Two Men in Stolen Vehicle (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/17/14
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October 17, 2014 - A Sheriff's Deputy attempted to stop a stolen vehicle that refused to yield to him. The vehicle eventually crashed into the ditch and both men were arrested.

On October 17, 2014, at 3:02 a.m., a Washington County Deputy Sheriff saw a 2013 Honda Civic with the license plate obscured. The deputy attempted to stop the Honda at NW Cornell Road and NW Trail Avenue in the community of Oak Hills. The Honda abruptly increased speed and headed westbound on Highway 26. The deputy was using his lights and siren to stop the Honda. The driver of the Honda refused to stop and was actively attempting to avoid law enforcement.

The deputy learned through dispatch that the Honda was reported stolen out of SE Portland on October 15, 2014. Additional deputies assisted in the apprehension of the fleeing Honda. The driver of the Honda lost control of the vehicle at mile post 44, west of Stafford Road on Highway 26, and drove into the ditch. The vehicle was sideways in the road with the front tires in the ditch. The driver continued to race the engine as he attempted to try to flee the deputies.

Deputies were able to take the driver, indentified as Thuy Nguyen, 39, from Portland, and the passenger, Josiah Kezelee Pierce, 22, from Portland, into custody without further incident. There were no injuries or damage to other vehicles during the incident.

Deputies found Heroin and Methamphetamine in the vehicle. Mr. Kezelee Pierce is on probation out of Washington County for a prior robbery conviction.

Josiah Kezelee Pierce was lodged in the Washington County Jail. He is charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Unauthorized Entry into Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Possession of Heroin and Methamphetamine and a Probation Violation. He is held on $20,000 bail.

Thuy Nguyen was lodged in the Washington County Jail. He is charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Unauthorized Entry into Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Possession of Heroin, Attempt to Elude Police Officer and Second Degree Criminal Mischief. He is held on $20,000 bail.


Attached Media Files: ARRESTED , ARRESTED , CRASHED
Reminder for Tomorrow: Free Resource Fair for Homeless Vets at East County Stand Down
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 10/17/14
WHO: Struggling veterans, The Salvation Army and other local service organizations

WHAT: "Veterans Stand Down" - Veterans benefit counselors and local resources will be available to meet and talk with homeless veterans about benefits available to assist them. Health screenings as well as on-site haircuts will also be available. Pick-ups are being provided to veterans needing transportation.

WHEN: Tomorrow, Saturday, October 18th, 2014; 10am - 3pm

WHERE: The Chapel, 27132 SE Stark St., Troutdale, OR

WHY: Veterans have proudly served to protect the rights and freedoms that Americans enjoy every day. Their sacrifice has oftentimes led to hardships following their service, resulting in joblessness or mental, physical, and/or emotional trauma. There are services for these veterans, and more often than not, veterans are not aware of all of the resources available to them. Stand Downs are designed to provide these resources all in a central location for these honorable veterans to access at once. The Salvation Army has a long history of service to veterans, and through participating in this "Stand Down," The Salvation Army is able to continue providing these essential services to our nation's heroes.

CONTACT: Kim Pettina with The Salvation Army, 503-794-3275

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Full Story:

(Troutdale, OR) October 3, 2014 - On Saturday, October 18, 2014, community partners will come together to host an East County "Veterans' Stand Down" event from 10am - 3pm at The Chapel, located at 27132 SE Stark St. in Troutdale, OR. There are an estimated 107,000 homeless veterans in our country. "Stand Down" events work to reduce the amount of homeless veterans and improve the lives of veterans who need assistance by giving them comprehensive access to services within a single location and connecting them with community resources needed to begin addressing requirements for rebuilding and improving their lives.

In the military "Stand Down," afforded battle weary soldiers the opportunity to renew their spirit, health and overall sense of well-being. This upcoming "Stand Down" event will afford the same opportunity to veterans. Veterans benefit counselors and local resources will be available to meet and talk with veterans about benefits available to assist them. Health screenings along with on-site haircuts will also be available. In addition, donations made by citizens, businesses and other agencies will be distributed during the event to help improve local veterans' daily living.

Integral to the success of the event are the organizations and supporters who make this possible; these include The Chapel, The Salvation Army, Work Source Oregon, Multnomah County Commissioner Diane McKeel, West Columbia Gorge Chamber of Commerce, Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham Ford, Reser's Corporation, American Legion, Ride Connection, Criswell Real Estate, Remax Equity Group, Gresham Rotary, Burns Feed Store, Multnomah County Animal Control, KPAM Radio, VFW Post #180, Starbucks (Troutdale), Safeway, Alamo Troutdale, LLC, Troutdale Police Department, Multnomah County Sheriff's Department, Joint Transition Assistance Project, Lions, Multnomah County Veterans Services, Clark County Veterans Services, Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers, and Cash n Carry.

Ride Connection will be facilitating several pick-ups throughout the day for veterans in need of rides to the "Stand Down." The first pick-up at the Gresham Transit Center will be at 9:30 am, and the first pick-up on the mountain at 73265 E Hwy 26 will be at 9:00 am. For pick-up times and locations, please call 503-794-3275.

The Salvation Army has a long history of service to veterans, and through their participation in the "Stand Down," The Salvation Army is able to continue providing these essential services to our nation's heroes. Such services to veterans in the Portland Metro area include a Veterans and Family Shelter, as well as a Home Front War Relief Program, which offers emergency financial assistance to dependents of deployed military personnel or returning veterans who have suffered a hardship as a result of deployment.

For more information regarding this event and/or media questions, please contact Kim Pettina at 503-794-3275.


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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 125 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at www.salvationarmyportland.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

Friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyPortland
Driver's Card supporters respond to misleading attacks
Ore. Association of Nurseries - 10/17/14
The Oregon Association of Nurseries responded today to misleading attack mailers, circulated against certain legislative candidates, that distort the true intent and impact of Measure 88, the Oregon Driver's Card bill.

"The attack ads late in the Measure 88 campaign are shameful and harm the political process," OAN Executive Director Jeff Stone said. "Yes, there are strong feelings around the driver card measure. This is an important public safety issue with tremendous economic impacts.

"The GOP members who put out this reprehensible rubbish to the public cannot claim to be pro-business. You simply cannot say you support Oregon's economy and local businesses while simultaneously disemboweling the very traded sectors our state depends on. Oregonians will certainly see through this shameful attack ad."

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The Oregon Association of Nurseries, based in Wilsonville, represents more than 800 wholesale growers, retailers, landscapers and suppliers. Oregon's ornamental horticulture industry is among the state's largest agricultural commodities, with annual sales of $740 million. Oregon's nursery industry is a traded sector; nearly 75 percent of the nursery plants grown in Oregon are shipped out of state. For information, visit www.oan.org or call 503- 682-5089.


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Pizza Hut Delivering Pizza and Gifts to Boys & Girls Club to Thank Officers who Delivered Pizza (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/17/14
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Today, Friday October 17, 2014, at 4:30 p.m., Pizza Hut will be delivering pizza and gift bags to kids at the Wattles Boys & Girls Club, located at 9330 Southeast Harold Street.

Pizza Hut wanted to do something to thank two Portland Police officers for helping a pizza delivery driver involved in a traffic crash and for finishing the delivery route by delivering a pizza to a customer. The customer took a photo of the two officers making the delivery, which went viral on social media.

East Precinct officers Royce Curtiss and Michael Filbert, along with other East Precinct officers, will take advantage of Pizza Hut's generosity and serve pizza to the kids at the Boys & Girls Club. Representatives from Pizza Hut will be at the Boys & Girls Club as well as the members of the Police Bureau.

Media is invited to attend this afternoon's event.

To learn more about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland, visit http://www.bgcportland.org

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Police Seek Public's Help to Locate a Wanted Fugitive (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/17/14
The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help in locating a woman wanted on an outstanding probation violation.

47-year-old Tary Anne Abdullah Rahmaan, aka Tryanne McIntosh, is described as an African American female, 5'4" tall, and 190 pounds. She may be associated with a white Ford Taurus.

Rahmaan is known to be an active identity thief and may go by various names.

Anyone seeing Rahmaan is asked to call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Officer Anthony Zoeller at (503) 823-0743.

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Beaverton Seeks Public Review of Draft Creekside District Master Plan
City of Beaverton - 10/17/14
The City of Beaverton has unveiled its draft of the Creekside District Master Plan. The public can learn more about the plan by attending the Tuesday, Oct. 21 City Council meeting or by going online at www.BeavertonOregon.gov. The public review and comment period will extend through Nov.18, when City Council will have its public hearing for the plan.

"We're excited for the community to review the plan," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "We're bringing the Beaverton Community Vision to life in the heart of our downtown. This new Creekside District will be the next great place for businesses and families to live, work and interact with nature."

The plan is the result of nearly three years of in-depth outreach, analysis and planning effort. It lays out how to improve infrastructure, creek and watershed health, and stimulate the redevelopment in this key, 50-acre downtown neighborhood.

The Creekside District is bounded by Canyon Road, Hall Boulevard and Cedar Hills Boulevard. At its core is The Round and city-owned Westgate property--two catalytic development opportunities where the city hopes to jump-start redevelopment.

The plan includes a vision for the Creekside District, a set of overarching goals and objectives, and recommended solutions to spur revitalization. It was funded, in part, by a $1 million U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Sustainable Communities Challenge grant.

For more information please contact, Laura Kelly, planning manager, at 503-526-2548 or lkelly@BeavertonOregon.gov. For more information on the Creekside District Master Plan, please visit www.BeavertonCreekside.com.

Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2014, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest. Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.

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

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Attached Media Files: The Creekside District core area will have a mix of residential, office, and entertainment spaces as well as a district-serving parking garage. More details can be found in the Creekside District Master Plan.
Longview Man Injured by Laser Shining Suspect
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/17/14
Longview, WA - On Thursday, October 16, at approximately 9:55 p.m., 43 year old Steven Toney and his wife were at home in the 4600 Block of Ohio St. watching television. Mr. Toney noticed a laser light shining on his wife's face. The light was coming from outside of their home.

Mr. Toney went outside and confronted a male and a female who had been standing on the Toney's porch, but fled to the street when Mr. Toney exited the house. Mr. Toney and the male suspect exchanged words. While the male suspect continued to shine the laser light in Mr. Toney's eyes, a scuffle broke out between Mr. Toney and the male. During the fight, the male suspect struck Mr. Toney in the face with an object, believed to be a knife, cutting Mr. Toney's face and through his eyelid. The female did not participate in the assault.

After the suspect and the female fled, Mr. Toney and his wife drove to St. John Hospital. Deputies were called to the emergency room to investigate the incident. Mr. Toney was then transported to OHSU for a laceration to left eyelid but otherwise, non-life threatening injuries, but has since been released.

The suspect is described as a White Male, 20's, 5'11 150 pounds, Dark Brown or Black hair, scruffy facial hair, last seen wearing a black long sleeve shirt with white lettering accompanied with blue jeans. He would likely have marks around neck region.

The female, who was not part of the assault, is described as a White Female, 20's, with blonde hair with darker roots, 5'4, average build, wearing black rimmed glasses.

Security footage from the area and witness contacts are underway. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Deputy Riley McNeal or Detective Cory Robinson the Sheriff's Office at (360)577-3092, or Crime Stoppers at 360-577-1206.
Vancouver PAL participates in Rip City Relay (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 10/17/14
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Vancouver, Wash. - The Vancouver Police Activities League (PAL) is getting ready for the Portland Trail Blazers Rip City Relay in Vancouver on Tuesday, October 28.

The day begins at 10:30 a.m. with an assembly for 3rd-5th graders at Orchards Elementary School (11405 NE 69th St.) featuring representatives and alumni from the Portland Trail Blazers.

Portland Trail Blazer alumni Jerome Kersey will be hosting a PAL Youth Basketball Clinic for pre-selected 3rd-5th graders at Roosevelt Elementary School (2921 Falk Rd.) from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

The Rip City Relay Vancouver wraps up with the Rip City Fair at Bi-Mart (2601 Falk Road) from 4:00 - 6:00p.m. This event includes Trail Blazer broadcasters, alumni player ambassadors, Blazer dancers, and the team mascot Blaze the Trail Cat. The Rip City Fair will include games, food, music, prizes and a whole lot of basketball fun!

Members of the media are always invited to attend any Vancouver PAL event (during the Rip City Relay, only the Rip City Fair is open to the general public, the school assembly and basketball clinic are not open to the general public but media are welcome to attend all activities).

For more information on Vancouver PAL please visit www.vancouverpal.org.

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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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Clark County Sheriff's Office to receive recognition (Photo)
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/17/14
CALEA Award
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Clark County Sheriff Garry Lucas will be presented with a law enforcement accreditation recognition from a representative of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) at the Board of County Commissioners Meeting 10AM, Tuesday, October 21st, 2014; 6th floor Hearing Room, Public Service Complex. West coast CALEA manager, Mark Mosier will make the presentation to Sheriff Lucas recognizing the ninth consecutive accreditation and 28 years of CALEA certification.
CALEA accreditation requires law enforcement agency compliance with 482 industry standards. Every three years an assessment team examines all aspects of an agency policy and procedures, management, hiring practices, operations and support services to verify compliance. The Clark County Sheriff's Office has been continuously CALEA accredited since 1986.
Since its inception, CALEA has accredited over 1000 agencies under standards developed by many of the best public safety practitioners and leaders of our time. Gaining internationally accredited status is a distinction held by very few, as there are over 18,000 law enforcement agencies just in the United States alone.

The goals of CALEA are to:
? Strengthen crime prevention and control capabilities;
? Formalize essential management procedures;
? Establish fair and nondiscriminatory personnel practices;
? Improve service delivery;
? Solidify interagency cooperation and coordination; and
? Increase community and staff confidence in the agency.

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.


Attached Media Files: CALEA Award
Update #3: Name Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Demaray Road at Hubbard Lane southwest of Grants Pass (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/17/14
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Update: The name previously mentioned as the driver of the other vehicle (Matthew Hill) was not correct. The name of the Nissan's driver was confirmed by Sergeant Lee as GEORGE GRIFFIN, age 49, from Grants Pass. Oregon State Police apologizes for the error.

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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Thursday afternoon's fatal traffic crash involving a motorcycle and sport utility vehicle that occurred southwest of Grants Pass.

According to Sergeant Tyler Lee, on October 16, 2014 at approximately 4:30 p.m., a 2000 Nissan Xterra sport utility vehicle driven by GEORGE GRIFFIN, age 49, from Grants Pass, was northbound on Demaray Drive turning left onto Hubbard Lane. According to witnesses, a 2008 Honda motorcycle operated by GRANT EVAN VERITY, age 35, from Grants Pass, was passing vehicles northbound at a high rate of speed when it crashed into the left rear of the turning Nissan.

VERITY was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was wearing a protective helmet.

GRIFFIN was not injured.

OSP troopers from the Grants Pass work site are continuing the investigation. Senior Trooper Josh Quick is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Rural Metro Fire, Grants Pass Fire/Rescue Division, and AMR Ambulance.

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Bowser's Boo Bash: Record Attendance Expected for Willamette Humane Society's Famous Costume Party, Dinner, and Auction to benefit the Animals (Photo)
Willamette Humane Society - 10/17/14
Count Dogula with Bowser's Boo Bash Attendees
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* What: Bowser's Boo Bash, a costume party, dinner, and auction for Willamette Humane Society
* When: Saturday, October 25, 2014, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.
* Where: Salem Convention Center, 200 Commercial St SE, Salem.
* Cost: $60 before October 18, and $70 thereafter. Reporters and Photographers Welcome!
* How: Purchase your tickets at whs4pets.org, or contact Willamette Humane Society.
o 503-585-5900 ext 324
o events@whs4pets.org
o 4246 Turner Rd SE, Salem

Bowser's Boo Bash is Willamette Humane Society's annual costume party, dinner and auction benefiting the animals, presented by Capitol Subaru for the 8th year. Guests don their favorite costumes and enjoy...

* A gourmet meal
* Hosted wine from 7th year sponsor, Van Duzer Vineyards
* Hosted beer from Oakshire and Hop Valley
* Live music by the Orville Ivie Duo
* A professional sitting with Terri Jacobson Photography at the venue
* The opportunity to bid on hundreds of pet themed items, vacation getaways, and one-of-a-kind experiences during both a silent and live auction.

In costume at Bowser's Boo Bash, you'll find community movers and shakers, dog-walkers, volunteer foster parents, recent adopters, business sponsors, new donors, and even early supporters of Willamette Humane Society. Bowser's Boo Bash brings our community together to party for the pets.

With a record-breaking 500 guests anticipated on October 25th, the event continues to grow in revelry, stature, and most importantly in proceeds raised for the animals at the shelter. Meredith Kuhl, the event organizer at WHS, expects Bowser's to raise nearly $130k to support animal care programs. Kuhl said, "We're excited to welcome our supporters to the 2014 Boo Bash. We're honored by the support our community is showing. Attendees can expect an incredible party with an unprecedented lineup of auction items!"

Auction items include vacations to British Columbia, Mexico, and San Francisco. There is an ale trail ski trip in Sunriver, and a beach trip to Pacific City with a professional photography package. Unique items include Lasik eye surgery, a Portland Pin-ups photography package, and many more pet themed gifts, local products, and services!


Willamette Humane Society (WHS) was founded in 1965 by local civic leaders to serve Marion and Polk counties. WHS provides pet adoption services, shelters surrendered or homeless cats and dogs, teaches responsible pet care, behavior and training -- and reduces pet over-population through its low-cost Spay and Neuter Clinic. WHS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that relies on donor support and fees to accomplish its mission. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and includes a 35 FTE member staff, and 800+ volunteers who serve over 6,000 dogs and cats each year.


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Linn County Deputies Investigate Critical Injury Crash (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 10/17/14
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Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon reports his deputies are investigating a critical injury motor vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 5:15 p.m. on October 16, 2014. The crash occurred on Lacomb Drive at the intersection of Bond Road in Lebanon.

The operator of a green 2006 Honda motorcycle, identified as Carl Ray Goodwin, 51-years old of Albany, was thrown from his motorcycle and sustained critical injuries to his head and body. The second involved vehicle, a silver 2004 Dodge 1500 pickup, was driven by Farrell Theodore Pendley, 70-years old of Scio. His wife, Inge Theresia Pendley, 72-years old of Scio, was the only passenger.

The investigation revealed Mr. Pendley was traveling north on Bond Road and had stopped at the stop sign intersecting Lacomb Drive. Mr. Pendley did not see any oncoming traffic and proceeded through the intersection, north on Bond Road. Mr. Pendley's vehicle was struck on the driver's side front wheel by Mr. Goodwin's motorcycle. Mr. Goodwin was thrown approximately 25 feet onto the roadway. Mr. Goodwin was wearing his helmet. A Reach air ambulance was activated and Mr. Goodwin was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis. Mr. Goodwin was later transported to a Portland area hospital in critical condition. Mr. Pendley and Mrs. Pendley were not injured and both were found to be wearing seatbelts.

Witnesses on scene indicated Mr. Goodwin's speed could be a contributing factor to the crash. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in this crash.

The investigation is continuing.


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Upcoming Lecture Highlights Music in the Pacific Northwest
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - 10/17/14
What: New Perspectives on Music of the Pacific Northwest

When: Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Where: The Tex Rankin Theater at Pearson Air Museum, 1115 East 5th Street, Vancouver, WA 98661

Cost: Free

Ever wonder what people were listening to at Fort Vancouver in the 19th century? Through this enlightening and informative talk, Ethnomusicologist Jo Galván reveals the diverse history of music in the Pacific Northwest. This talk will examine influences as varied as the people who lived here during the mid-19th century. Musical influences in the Northwest came from the music of local tribes, as well as Mexican, French-Canadian, and Scottish music. Joe will speak about these nuances and play recordings that he has collected for the occasion.

"Joe gave a similar talk at the McLoughlin House in Oregon City last summer and it was excellent," said Museum Specialist Heidi Pierson. "I really wanted to have him do an expanded version up here in Vancouver."

Music is, and has been, an everyday element in most people's lives. In the pre-electrical era, people of many cultures sang in groups to help pass the time, share cultural messages, or give a cadence to everyday tasks.

"Music is an element of culture that anthropologists do not often have an opportunity to engage with when studying past cultures. This should be a fascinating program," said Bob Cromwell, Archaeologist and Manager of Pearson Air Museum.

BACKGROUND
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, a unit of the National Park Service, is the heart of the Vancouver National Historic Reserve. The Vancouver National Historic Reserve brings together a national park, a premier archaeological site, the region's first military post, an international fur trade emporium, one of the oldest operating airfields, the first national historic site west of the Mississippi River, and a waterfront trail and environmental center on the banks of the Columbia River. The partners of the Reserve teach visitors about the fur trade, early military life, natural history, and pioneers in aviation, all within the context of Vancouver's role in regional and national development. The Reserve's vast array of public programs -- including living history events, cultural demonstrations, exhibits, active archaeology, and other special events and activities -- create a dynamic, fun, and unique tourist destination for people of all ages.
MESD Board Regular Session Meeting 10-21-14
Multnomah ESD - 10/17/14
The Multnomah Education Service District Board of Directors will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 immediately following the Executive Session which starts at 5:30 p.m. at the main headquarters, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220 in the Board Room.
Acting Public Information Officer for Saturday, October 18, & Sunday, October 19
Oregon State Police - 10/17/14
STARTING SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, THROUGH SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, Lieutenant Steve Mitchell will be acting Public Information Officer for Oregon State Police. During this period, Lieutenant Mitchell may be contacted via email at steve.j.mitchell@state.or.us.

Lieutenant Hastings will resume PIO duty for OSP on Monday, October 20.

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Open Houses Set for Willamette Water Supply Program's Possible Pipeline Routes
City of Wilsonville - 10/17/14
WILSONVILLE, OR -- The City of Wilsonville, Tualatin Valley Water District (TVWD) and Hillsboro Water invite the public to attend an open house to learn more about the Willamette Water Supply Program and provide feedback on possible pipeline routes through Wilsonville. The first open house will take place at Wilsonville City Hall on Tuesday, October 28, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at 29799 SW Town Center Loop E, Wilsonville.

The first 20 open house attendees will receive a free 3-gallon container that holds enough water to sustain one person (or pet) for three days in an emergency.

TVWD and Hillsboro are partnering to develop the mid-Willamette River at Wilsonville as an additional source of drinking water for their customers. The Willamette River Water Treatment Plant is jointly owned by the City of Wilsonville and TVWD. The City of Sherwood also purchases water from the Willamette River Water Treatment Plant.

Currently in the initial planning stages, the new water system will include an expanded Willamette River Water Treatment Plant, additional water storage tanks and more than 30 miles of pipelines installed from Wilsonville to Beaverton and Hillsboro. The pipelines will be placed in existing public rights-of-way in most locations. The cost to install a new water pipeline through Wilsonville to serve TVWD, Hillsboro and potentially other partners, will be paid by ratepayers in those service areas, not by the City of Wilsonville or Wilsonville ratepayers.

Although construction for most of the pipeline will not begin for several years, this and other open houses provide an opportunity for people to provide feedback on the possible routes and learn more about the Willamette Water Supply Program. "We want to hear from people about what's important for us to consider when planning the pipeline route," explains program director Todd Heidgerken.

TVWD and Hillsboro are planning additional open houses for the project that include:

* Beaverton, Thursday, October 30, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW Fifth Street
* Aloha, Wednesday, November 5, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Mountain View Middle School Cafeteria, 17500 SW Farmington Rd.
* Sherwood/ Tigard/ Tualatin, Saturday, November 15, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Al's Garden Center, 16920 SW Roy Rogers Rd.,
* Washington County, Tuesday, November 18, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Tualatin Valley Water District Office, 1850 SW 170th Ave., Beaverton
* Hillsboro, Thursday, November 20, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Hillsboro Main Library, 2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy.

For those who can't attend an in-person open house, an online virtual open house is also available through November 28. To participate in the virtual open house, visit www.OurReliableWater.org.

The open houses are just one of the ways the Willamette Water Supply Program is seeking to understand community concerns and opportunities. Earlier this year, staff from the Willamette Water Supply Program held a number of focus groups for community members of Beaverton and Wilsonville to get insights into people's views of the pipeline routes. Focus group participants said traffic congestion due to construction was a worry to them and they preferred pipeline routes they perceived to be least disruptive to their daily commutes. Many participants said the pipeline should be of high quality and durability to reduce disruptions in the long run. Focus group attendees also reported they saw a benefit in improving roads and updating sewer/stormwater infrastructure at the same time the pipeline is being constructed. Community feedback from the open houses and focus groups will be used to help select a preferred pipeline route in early 2015.

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Death Investigation - Cape Foulweather in Lincoln County
Oregon State Police - 10/17/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is completing the investigation into the death of a 24-year old Newberg man found deceased Wednesday morning from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound near Cape Foulweather's Look-Out Observatory and Gift Shop in Lincoln County.

On October 15, 2014 at approximately 7:00 a.m., OSP and Lincoln County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) were asked by Newberg/Dundee Police Department to be on the lookout for a suicidal man who may have traveled to the Cape Foulweather area. At 7:45 a.m., a LCSO deputy found the man's vehicle at a parking lot and then found MICHAEL A. LYMAN, age 24, from Newberg, deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

OSP responded to the scene to conduct the death investigation with the assistance of the Lincoln County Medical Examiner. Other assistance at the scene provided by Depoe Bay Fire District and Oregon State Parks & Recreation personnel.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable. If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please contact your local crisis help resources.

Lincoln County Mental Health & Human Services has crisis help line available 24 hours a day by calling 1-888-232-7192. More information about mental health services in Lincoln County is available on their website at http://www.lincolncountyhealth.com/MH/MHWEBpage1.htm

Yamhill County Adult Mental Health has a crisis help line available Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (503) 434-7523. After hours, mental health crisis help is available by calling 800-560-5535. More information about mental services in Yamhill County is available on their website at http://hhs.co.yamhill.or.us/

In addition to local resources in your community, a toll free line is available for Oregon Partnership Lifeline/National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).

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MESD Finance Committee Meeting 10-21-14
Multnomah ESD - 10/17/14
The Multnomah Education Service District Board Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. at the main headquarters, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220. The Committee will meet with the audit team and review the 2013-2014 audit report.
MESD Board Executive Session 10-21-2014 at 5:30 p.m.
Multnomah ESD - 10/17/14
The Board of Directors will meet in Executive Session at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in the Board Room at the main headquarters, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220. This Executive Session is called under: ORS 192.660(2)(d): To conduct deliberations with person designated by the governing body to carry on labor negotiations; ORS 192.660(2)(e): To conduct deliberations with persons designated by the governing body to negotiate real property transactions; ORS 192.660(2)(h): To consult with counsel concerning the legal rights and duties of a public body with regard to current litigation or litigation likely to be filed. Directly following the Executive Session, the Board will meet in Regular Session.
MESD Board Legislative Committee Meeting
Multnomah ESD - 10/17/14
The Board Legislative Committee will meet on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. in the glass conference room at the main headquarters, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220. The Committee will hold continuing discussions on the 2014/2015 Legislative Session, the integrated school health care delivery system model, and other legislative issues to address in the next session.
AARP Ready for Retirement Events: Today in Salem, Saturday in Albany
AARP Oregon - 10/17/14
Are you ready for retirement? Can you use a few tips to help you save? Today in Salem, nearly 100 people are eager to learn the steps to a healthy and happy retirement and next stage of life. Whether you are 30 or 60, it is never too early to start socking away money for your golden years.

Some people make more plans for vacation than they do for a successful retirement! Now you can take charge of your financial future with AARP's free workshop. Learn more about:
* Social Security and Medicare
* Retirement Finances
* Retirement challenges and solutions being worked on here in Oregon

You'll come away with tips, tools and information to help you make the best choices for yourself and your family. Every participant will receive the "AARP Retirement Survival Guide" book.

Friday, October 17, Salem
1:00-4:30 p.m. Workshop
Where: Chemeketa Event Services (Merlot)
215 Doaks Ferry Rd. NW Salem, Oregon 97304

Saturday, October 18, Albany
9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Workshop
Where: Beanery
Corporate offices meeting room
1852 Fescue St SE
Albany, OR 97322
Media Advisory: College celebrates new Southeast Campus on Saturday
PCC - 10/17/14
SOUTHEAST PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland Community College is celebrating the transformation of the Southeast Campus into a full-service comprehensive campus with a grand opening.

WHEN: Noon to 4 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 18. Speeches start at 1 p.m.

WHERE: Outdoor quad, Southeast Campus, 2305 S.E. 82nd and Division.

WHAT: There will be food carts, live music, taiko drumming, zumba performances, martial arts, Chinelos and Lion dancers. A campus dance party with Melao de Cuba will follow. This transition is part of the college's 2008 voter-approved $374 million bond program with $49 million going to the construction and improvements that have more than doubled the size of the Southeast Campus to 18 acres.

Complete Details: http://news.pcc.edu/2014/10/new-southeast-campus/


About Portland Community College: PCC is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and 19th largest in the nation, serving approximately 89,903 full- and part-time students. PCC, which is roughly the size of Rhode Island, has three comprehensive campuses, five workforce training and education centers, and 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

Visit PCC news on the web at http://news.pcc.edu/
Gresham Police Department to sponsor landlord training
Gresham Police Dept - 10/17/14
Gresham, Ore.- The Gresham Police Department's Neighborhood Enforcement Team is inviting landlords of rental properties to attend a free day of informational training on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. This training is aimed at helping owners and landlords identify and deter illegal activity that is occurring on their properties.

The training will be held in the city council chambers of the school district building located at 1333 NW Eastman Parkway in Gresham. The day will begin promptly at 8:00 AM and will run until 5:00 PM with a working lunch that will be provided by the City of Gresham. During this working lunch we will have a question and answer session with the Gresham Police Department, the Gresham Fire Department, the City of Gresham Code Enforcement officers, the City of Gresham's Rental Housing staff members and employees of the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office. Parking will be available in the main City Hall parking lot and in the fenced parking lot on the west side of the Police Department.

Please note that seating is limited so please register as soon as possible. Email Gresham Police Department Neighborhood Enforcement Team Officer Jim Leake at james.leake@greshamoregon.gov to register and please include the following information: number of people attending and their names (to appear on certificates), email address, phone number, rental company name, property address, number of units responsible for and if there are
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Portland VA Medical Center to notify Veterans affected by inadvertent release of protected health information
Portland VA Medical Center - 10/17/14
PORTLAND, Ore. - The Portland VA Medical Center (PVAMC) is offering free credit monitoring to 1,740 Veterans whose protected health information (PHI) was discovered by the spouse of an employee. The list included: Veteran's name, social security number, means test status, eligibility codes, date of last appointment and name of primary care provider and was returned to the VA Medical Center by the spouse. The VA Medical Center has completed a thorough review of the incident and has determined this was an isolated event, with the employee having no intention for the information to be left unsecure.

"VA places the highest priority on safeguarding the personal information of our Veterans," said Healthcare System Director, Joanne Krumberger. "When an incident such as this is discovered, we will immediately take prompt remedial action such as notification to the Veteran - even if the risk to Veterans is very slight."

The only Veterans included on this list were patients being seen by one of two primary care providers at the Vancouver Campus of the Portland VA Medical Center as of November 2013.

Every Veteran whose name was on the list will receive a letter of notification and, where appropriate, an offer of credit monitoring for one year at no charge.

Veterans with questions about this incident may write to:

Portland VA Medical Center
ATTN: Privacy Officer
P.O. Box 1034
Portland OR, 97207
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Annual AARP Volunteer Award Goes to North Bend Resident: Award Ceremony 10/24 (Photo)
AARP Oregon - 10/17/14
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AARP Oregon is pleased to announce that - Jane Baumgarten of North Bend - has been selected to receive the 2014 AARP Oregon's Andrus Award for Community Service.

The Andrus Award will be formally presented to Jane by Betty Coe-DeBrokert, a member of the AARP Oregon Executive Committee, at a local ceremony at noon on October 24th in the Coos Bay Firehouse, 450 Elrod Avenue, Coos Bay. We invite you to join AARP and community partners as we celebrate Jane's contributions to Oregon's older adult population.

The Andrus Award is AARP's most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. Named for AARP founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, the award honors an outstanding Oregon volunteer age 50 or older who is sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.

Jane has worked many decades with a variety of organization to enhance quality of life for all. She is a role model for leading a life of purpose and community service. During her decades-long volunteer career with AARP, Jane has held many different roles. From serving on the AARP national Board of Directors, chairing AARP's national Health and Long-Term Care Advisory Committee, leading the Oregon State Legislative Committee, and educating the community about the policies that impact them, Jane has put her interest and passion for health and long-term care policy into action in real and impactful ways.

In addition to her work with AARP, Jane has been an active volunteer serving at the state and local levels with many organizations, including the Governor's Commission for Senior Services, Coos County Area Agency on Aging, the Pacific Child Center board of directors, and an active member of League of Women Voters. As a former educator, Jane has also been active with the Oregon Education Association serving on the State Legislative Committee and president of the North Bend Education Association.

I hope you can join us as we honor Jane on October 24th at 12:00 p.m.


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10/16/14
Red Cross Responds to Salem Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 10/16/14
Disaster volunteers from the Red Cross assisted 2 adults and 2 children displaced by a single family fire in the1200 block of Roybonne Ave. in Salem. The Red Cross provided lodging, food, and information about disaster health and disaster mental health services.
Salem Police Announces Newest Deputy Chief (Photo)
Salem Police Dept. - 10/16/14
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Second attempt to send photo


On Wednesday, October 15, Salem Police Chief Jerry Moore announced the promotion of Lt. Skip Miller to the position of Deputy Chief.

Deputy Chief Miller is a 17-year veteran of the department, having started his law enforcement career in 1997. Previous to that Miller had a career in the United States Army as a sergeant in the 101st Airborne Division.

During his tenure with the department, Miller has been a member of the SWAT and Mobile Response Teams. He was awarded Officer of the Year in 2002 and was instrumental in establishing the Salem Police Department Honor Guard. He is a graduate of Western Oregon University, the FBI National Academy and a recipient of the US Army Bronze Star for combat in Operation Desert Storm. His interest in the police field was piqued during his time at WOU. Through the university, Miller received an internship with the Salem Police Department which solidified his career path. "after being here as an intern, I knew this is where I wanted to work," shared the new Deputy Chief.

Said Chief Moore of the promotion, "Deputy Chief Miller has prepared himself well for the promotion to his new position. He has been involved in a wide variety of assignments within the department, has developed relationships with a variety of community and intergovernmental partners and clearly understands the importance of his new assignment and role." He added, "I am confident he will be a strong member of our command staff."

The announcement came with Chief Moore re-swearing Miller into his new position. Effective November 3, Deputy Chief Miller will command the Investigations Division of the department. Photos from the ceremony were posted on the department's Facebook and Twitter accounts, www.facebook.com/SalemPoliceDept and @salem_police, respectively.


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Hillsboro Police Investigate Possible Child Neglect Case
Hillsboro Police Dept. - 10/16/14
The Hillsboro police department is investigating a case of a 6 month old female left in a vehicle.

On 10/16/14 at approx. 5 PM, the Hillsboro Fire Department and the Hillsboro Police Department were called to 2111 NE 25th Avenue in the parking lot of the Intel campus at the report of an unresponsive 6 month old girl in a vehicle. The reporting party was the girl's father. After CPR was administered on scene, the baby was transported to Tuality Hospital where she later died.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the child was left in the father's vehicle for approx. 6 hours prior to the medical call. The cause of death has not yet been determined.

This case remains under investigation by Hillsboro police detectives and no elements of a crime have yet been established and no one has been charged with a crime in this case.

Media will be staged off the Intel property at the Hillsboro Fire Station located at 2850 NE 25th Avenue.

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Public Safety Memorial Fund Board to Meet in Salem
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 10/16/14
Public Safety Memorial Fund Board
Agenda
October 23, 2014


The Public Safety Memorial Fund Board will hold a meeting on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Public Safety Training Academy in Salem, Oregon.

For further information, please contact Linsay Hale at (503)378-2427 or via email at linsay.hale@state.or.us.


1. *Minutes for July 24, 2014
Approve minutes


2. *OAR 259-070-0010 - Proposed Rule
Same Sex Marriage Recognition


3. Next meeting - January 22, 2015


*** Public Safety Memorial Fund Overview ***

The Public Safety Memorial Fund (PSMF) supports officers and families in time of need. This program was established by the Oregon Legislature in 1999. The Oregon Public Safety Memorial Fund is administered and staffed by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training(DPSST), in conjunction with a Governor-appointed PSMF Board of public safety constituents. The fund provides financial assistance to public safety officers who are permanently and totally disabled as a result of a line of duty injury, and to family members of the public safety officers who have been killed or permanently and totally disabled in the line of duty. The Board is currently Chaired by Oregon State Police Superintendent Rich Evans.
PF&R Responds to a House Fire (1836 NE Emerson)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 10/16/14
This afternoon at 4:26 PM Portland Firefighters were called to 1836 NE Emerson. Arriving fire crews found smoke coming from the basement of a 2 story house. One of the home's occupants was standing out front.

Firefighters entered the house and began searching for other occupants and the fire. The fire was located in a basement bedroom and extinguished. No other residents were found inside the house and no injuries were associated with this fire.

Firefighters will be on scene working to ensure that all burning material is extinguished and that the smoke is cleared from the home. A fire investigator will respond to the scene and will work to determine the cause of the fire. Damage estimates are not yet available.

There are three important things you can do to reduce your risk of injury from a home fire:

1. Make sure your home has properly installed and working smoke alarms.

2. Plan and practice a fire escape plan.

3. In case of a fire, get out and stay out. Going back into a burning home can be deadly.

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/fire/44467
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon Condemns Dennis Richardson's False Advertising
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon - 10/16/14
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon today condemned a new campaign ad from gubernatorial candidate Dennis Richardson in which a supporter falsely claims: "He'll uphold Oregon's laws to protect my right to choose." The ad can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/XioMqqN9upQ

One of Richardson's top cash campaign contributors is Oregon Right To Life, an extremist organization that is working to ban safe, legal abortion - even in cases of rape and incest - as well as the most popular forms of birth control.

"His ad is beyond misleading. It is disingenuous, and it is false," said Laura Terrill Patten, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon. "Dennis Richardson is out of touch and too extreme for Oregon, so now he's desperately trying to rewrite history on the eve of Election Day."

Richardson is endorsed by and has accepted $80,000 in cash contributions from Oregon Right To Life to push its radical agenda, which includes:

* Banning all abortion - even in cases of rape and incest - and the most popular forms of birth control.

* Allowing bosses to interfere with their employees' birth control decisions.

* Restricting medically accurate, age-appropriate sexual health education.

* Promoting fake medical clinics that don't protect vulnerable young women's privacy and that endanger public health by providing misleading information.

* Perpetuating junk science, including the false claim that abortion "is the root cause of a significant number of breast cancer cases" and that "the trauma of sexual assault is likely to inhibit ovulation."

As a State Representative, Richardson has a long voting record of interfering with a woman's personal medical decisions:

* In 1990, Richardson wrote a letter to The Oregonian claiming that "a woman relinquishes her unfettered right to control her own body when her actions cause the conception of a baby."

* In 2005, Richardson introduced a fetal "personhood" bill.

* In 2006, Richardson was chief sponsor of Ballot Measure 43, which would have endangered young women's health by requiring parental notification prior to an abortion.

* In 2007, Richardson was one of only nine House members to vote against a bill requiring insurance companies to cover birth control and requiring hospitals to offer emergency contraceptives to women after a sexual assault.

* In 2009, Richardson was one of only 19 votes against medically accurate, age-appropriate sexual health education.

"Dennis Richardson has accepted large checks from Oregon Right To Life because he has agreed to push their radical agenda to roll back the clock on Oregon women," Terrill Patten said. "He has not made any attempts to condemn their extreme positions, and he has not made any attempt to explain his outrageous comment from 1990. Oregon women are watching, and they will not be fooled."
Detectives Seeking Information on Death Investigation - No Indication of Homicide
Portland Police Bureau - 10/16/14
Portland Police Homicide Detectives are asking for the public's help to provide information on the activities of a 38-year-old man who was injured in Downtown Portland and later died at a Portland hospital.

On Sunday October 12, 2014, at 3:27 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to assist medical personnel on the report of a man lying unconscious across the street from the Portland Rescue Mission, located at 111 West Burnside Street.

Officers and medical personnel located the man non-responsive and suffering from a head injury. The man had no identification and Detectives and Criminalists were later able to identify him as William "Cougar" Burleigh. Burleigh was transported to a Portland hospital and died on Tuesday.

No witnesses approached the officers at the scene and no witnesses have come forward offering information about how Burleigh ended up on the ground. Burleigh was wearing a t-shirt and underwear, but was missing his jean shorts, wallet and phone. Detectives do not know if Burleigh removed his pants earlier or if someone removed them after he was unconscious.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy on Wednesday and concluded that Burleigh's injuries were consistent with a fall and there was no evidence that Burleigh was assaulted. Investigators learned that Burleigh's blood alcohol level (BAC) was nearly three times the legal limit, indicating that Burleigh was significantly intoxicated.

Anyone who has any information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Erik Kammerer at (503) 823-0762 or erik.kammerer@portlandoregon.gov

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Tickets Still Available for 'Building Futures Full of Hope & Dreams,' Friends of the Carpenter Annual Auction on Oct. 18
Friends of the Carpenter - 10/16/14
Vancouver, WA -Tickets are still available for the Friends of the Carpenter (FOC) annual auction on Sat. Oct. 18, 2014, 5:30 to 10 p.m. at the Hilton Vancouver, 301 West 6th Street. Tickets are $85 per person; a table of 10 can be purchased for $750.

"We continue to work with so many in our community who struggle with needs that are both material and spiritual, so our theme this year is Building Futures Full of Hope and Dreams," shared Tom Iberle, executive director.

The evening will open with complimentary champagne and sparkling cider served and the opening of the silent auction. Guest photos will be taken courtesy of Jerr Naramore, Portrait Photography. Master of Ceremonies is Tim Gordon of News Channel 8. In addition to both silent and live actions, guests will have a chance to participate in a Heads & Tails Game for a chance to win a 51" Samsung TV.

Live auction items include:
At the Agate Heart House in Oceanside OR for One Week: This beautiful condo features an amazing unobstructed ocean view and sleeps six;

Weekend Getaway for Two at Gearhart by the Sea: Enjoy two nights in Gearhart, Oregon in a condo complete with a fully-equipped kitchen, WiFi and TV. You will also find golfing and fine dining at this beautiful resort;

Shorewood Space Package: Amenities include an indoor heated pool, game room, fitness center and free WiFi. Enjoy a meal or happy hour at the Shorewood Market & Café. Pamper yourself with a gift certificate for a quality pedicure at A Cut Above, the onsite salon. Sleep peacefully in a guest room with a queen bed, fridge and microwave, bathroom, TV, coffee, linens and towels (no maid service). Dine at Beaches Restaurant & Bar with a $50.00 Gift Certificate; and

Mahogany Wine Rack: Here's your chance to own a piece of fine woodworking from our founder and first Executive Director Duane Sich. It holds up to 18 bottles with room for glasses and supply storage. A must for any wine connoisseur.

Plus, the silent auction will include over 100 items including gift baskets, and many wood working items and more.

Event tickets can be purchased on-line at www.friendsofthecarpenter.org or at the FOC office, 1600 W. 20th Street. If you are unable to attend the auction, but would like to make a financial contribution to FOC, please call 360-750-4752; mail a check to: FOC, P.O. Box 65358, Vancouver, WA 98665; or make an on-line donation at www.friendsofthecarpenter.org.

Special thanks to our 2014 major sponsors: Gary Ervin, Anonymous and JoMarie & Steve Hansen of Basel Cellars.

Auction questions may be directed to Bernie Gerhardt or Tim Iberle at (360)750-4752 or bernie@friendsofthecarpenter.org or tom@friendsofthecarpenter.org.

About Friends of the Carpenter
Friends of the Carpenter was incorporated in Vancouver, WA in Oct. 1998 and began as a vision of a practical outreach of simple welcome and personal interaction between volunteers from the church and people living in poverty. Since the beginning, regular contact has been made with the homeless and poor persons of our community through woodworking events scheduled throughout the community and which, today, are held at FOTC's Friendship Center. Our mission: Friends of the Carpenter is a faith-based day shelter that provides safety and a sense of purpose to members of our community. Learn more at friendsofthecarpenter.org.

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Stewardship Coordinating Committee to evaluate Forest Legacy applications October 30 in Salem (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 10/16/14
South Coast Working Lands - Photo by Wild Rivers Coast Alliance
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A committee will meet Oct. 30 to review proposals to conserve forest parcels at risk of being sub-divided or developed. Oregon's Stewardship Coordinating Committee meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. - 3 pm. in the Tillamook Room at the Oregon Department of Forestry, 2600 State St., in Salem.

The committee, tasked primarily with advising the State Forester on policies and procedures for delivering private forest landowner assistance programs, consists of representatives from state and federal natural resource agencies, private forest landowners, consulting foresters and forest industry and conservation organizations.

On the agenda: Forest Legacy applications
The primary agenda item for the meeting is evaluation of project applications to the Forest Legacy Program. The Forest Legacy Program - which the U.S. Forest Service implements through a partnership with participating states - addresses privately-owned forestlands that face threats to conversion to non-forest use. Forest Legacy funds the purchase of development rights to eligible private forestlands through either conservation easement or acquisition into public ownership.

The Committee will evaluate applications for federal fiscal year 2016 funding in Wallowa, Union, Crook, Curry and Klamath counties. At the Oct. 30 meeting, applicants will present their projects to the committee; on November 13, the committee will further evaluate the applications and decide which to forward to a national review panel.

The agenda also includes a public comment period.

> Summary of Forest Legacy proposals

East Moraine, Wallowa Lake, Wallowa County
The property is at risk of development and the Wallowa Land Trust seeks funding to acquire the property, which includes the iconic Wallowa Lake. The area, inhabited by the Wallowa band of the Nez Perce tribe before Oregon became a state, has been managed for sustainable timber production, and has also been used for recreation since at least 1880. Acquisition of 1,533 acres of property is sought by Wallowa Land Trust, Wallowa Resources and Oregon Parks & Recreation Department to place the land in public ownership by Wallowa County, and permanently manage it as a community forest through a public-private partnership.

Ponderosa Ranch, Union County
The 4,888-acre Ponderosa Ranch in Union County adjoins the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest on the west and north boundaries. Property management has focused on restoration including fuels reduction, reduced cattle grazing, and thinning projects. Funding for a conservation easement is sought because the property is at risk of fragmentation and development.

Demaris Ranch, Crook County
The 2,150-acre Demaris Ranch on McCay Creek is managed for timber production as well as cattle grazing, reforestation and fisheries, including habitat for redband trout, a state and federal sensitive species, and steelhead. The land is at risk of being divided into smaller parcels. The Deschutes Land Trust seeks a conservation easement to allow land management goals of sustainable timber harvest, fuels reduction, livestock grazing and protection of fish habitat.

Ranch of Cape Blanco, Curry County
This 800-acre property is bounded on the south side by the Sixes River and Cape Blanco State Park, and on the north side by Flora Lake State Park, and is managed for timber, grazing, and cranberry operations. The ranch's location as the only property between two state parks and its proximity to Bandon's golf courses puts the property at risk of fragmentation into luxury home sites. Phase 1 of the project proposes 125 acres to be acquired by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department so as to connect Cape Blanco and Flora Lake State Parks and conserve important estuarine and upland coastal bluff forest habitats. The partners for this proposal are Wild Rivers Coast Alliance, South Coast Watersheds, and Wild Rivers Land Trust.

West Klamath Lake Forest, Klamath County
These 1,487 acres of forested land are managed for timber stand improvement and conservation of the adjoining watershed, and for local and migratory bird populations and wildlife. Part of the objective is to keep the land as a working forest. A restoration plan calls for restoring Denny Creek and reestablishing connectivity to the Upper Klamath Lake to reconnect historically important spawning and rearing habitat for federally endangered Lost River and shortnose suckers.The property faces potential fragmentation through resort development. Proponents seek to maintain this working forest in perpetuity through the acquisition of a conservation easement.

About the committee
In addition to advising the State Forester on incentive programs for family forestland owners, the committee also serves as forestry subcommittee to Oregon's Technical Advisory Committee, advising both the USDA Farm Services Agency and USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service on federal farm and forestry assistance programs.

Public invited
Members of the public are invited to attend and provide comment. Prior to the meeting, questions about project proposals can be directed to Cynthia Orlando (503) 945-7421.

The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. Requests for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Questions about accessibility or special accommodations for the meeting can be directed to Susan Dominique, Oregon Department of Forestry, at 503-945-7502.

More information about the Stewardship Coordinating Committee:

www.oregon.gov/odf/privateforests/pages/stewardshipcoordinatingcommittee.aspx


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Nosh4Nonviolence on Oct. 23rd & Show Support for Survivors of Domestic Violence
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 10/16/14
WHO: The Salvation Army West Women's & children's Shelter, Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL), domestic violence survivors, Portland Metro restaurants

WHAT: Join PWCL and the West Women's & Children's Shelter on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 and Nosh4Nonviolence to help bring an end to domestic violence! Eat at one of the participating restaurants and part of the proceeds from your meal will be donated to these domestic violence agencies.

WHEN: Thursday, October 23, 2014

WHERE: Participating restaurants, see list below or go online at http://pwcl.org/calendar/event/nosh-4-nonviolence1/ or www.facebook.com/Nosh4Nonviolence

WHY: Because domestic violence is a reality for thousands of women in the Portland Metro area. In fact, just in Portland last year, the Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL) and the West Women's & Children's Shelter together served 566 survivors with advocacy and answered over 26,000 crisis line calls.

You can be a part of the mission to end domestic violence by dining out on October 23rd, 2014!

CONTACT:
Teresa Steinmetz
The Salvation Army
Director of Communications and Marketing
503-794-3283
Teresa.steinmetz@usw.salvationarmy.org


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(Portland, OR) October 10, 2014 - Domestic violence is a reality for thousands of women in the Portland Metro area. In fact, just in Portland last year, the Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL) and the West Women's & Children's Shelter together served 566 survivors with advocacy and answered over 26,000 crisis line calls. Join PWCL and the West Women's & Children's Shelter on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 and Nosh4Nonviolence to help bring an end to domestic violence! Eat at one of the participating restaurants and part of the proceeds from your meal will be donated to these domestic violence agencies.

"We are so fortunate to partner with so many restaurants in the Portland Metro area that support our mission to end domestic violence as well as provide resources to survivors and their children," says Fay Schuler, Director at the West Women's & Children's Shelter, a program of The Salvation Army. "It is only with the community's help and financial support that we can offer women the support they need to stay safe. We encourage you to find a participating restaurant, grab some friends, and Nosh4Nonviolence with us on October 23rd!"

According to the Center for Disease Control's National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey released in November 2011, one in four women and one in seven men have experienced "severe physical violence" by a partner. This does not take into consideration more subtle forms of violence, such as verbal and emotional abuse.

You can be a part of the mission to end domestic violence by dining out on October 23rd, 2014!


Here are the participating locations:

Back to Eden Bakery - 2217 NE Alberta, Portland, OR 97211 // 503-477-5022 // http://www.backtoedenbakery.com/

Bartini - 2108 NW Glisan, Portland, OR 97210 // 503-224-7919 //http://www.bartinipdx.com/

Brekken's Bar & Grill - 8728 N Lombard St., Portland, OR 97209 // 503-286-2815 // https://www.facebook.com/Brekkensrose

Brix Tavern - 1338 NW Hoyt St., Portland, OR // 503-943-5995 //http://www.brixtavern.com/

California Pizza Kitchen - 7315 SW Bridgeport Rd, Tigard, OR 97224 // 503-968-0504 //http://www.cpk.com/locations/bridgeport-village/

County Cork - 1329 NE Fremont, Portland, OR 97212 // 503-284-4805 //https://www.facebook.com/pages/County-Cork-Public-House/135301569842270

DeNicola's - 3520 SE Powell, Portland, OR 97202 // 503-239-5221 // http://denicolasitaliandining.com/

Deschute's Brewery - 210 NW 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97209 // http://www.deschutesbrewery.com/locations/portland

Fireside - 801 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210 // http://pdxfireside.com/

Grain and Gristle - 1473 NE Prescott St, Portland, OR 97211 // (503) 298-5007 // http://www.grainandgristle.com/

Hale Pele - 2733 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232 // (503) 662-8454

Lepellah Restaurant - 2520 Columbia House Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661 //http://www.lapellah.com/

Lehrer Pub & Eatery - 8775 SW Canyon Ln, Portland, OR 97222 //http://www.lehrerpub.com/

Low Brow Lounge - 1036 NW Hoyt St., Portland, OR 97209 //https://www.facebook.com/lowbrowlounge

Mash Tun Brewpub - 1967 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209 //https://www.facebook.com/TheMashTunBrewpub

Milo's City Cafe, Inc. - 1325 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232 //http://miloscitycafe.com/

Old Salt - 5027 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218 // 971-255-0167 //http://www.oldsaltpdx.com/

Pazzo Ristorante - 1129 NW Johnson St., Portland, OR 97209 //http://www.pazzo.com/

Por Que No - 3524 N Mississippi Ave. Portland, OR 97227 // 503-467-4149 // http://www.porquenotacos.com/

P's & Q's - 1301 NE Dekum St, Portland, OR 97211
// 503- 894-8979 // http://www.psandqsmarket.com/

Red Star Tavern - 1332 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97205 // (503) 222-0005 // http://www.redstartavern.com/

Rose and Thistle - 2314 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232 // (503) 287-8582 // https://www.facebook.com/roseandthistlepdx

Santa Fe Taqueria - 831 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210 // 503-220-0406 // https://www.facebook.com/pages/Santa-Fe-Taqueria/66599749973

Shakers Martini Bar - 1888 NW Fairview, Gresham, OR // 503-666-8464 //https://www.facebook.com/shakersmartinigresham

Sisters Coffee - 1235 NW Marshall St, Portland, OR 97209 // 971-279-2957 // http://www.sisterscoffee.com/

Swank & Swine - 808 SW Taylor, Portland, OR 97205 // (503) 943-5844 //http://www.swankandswine.com/

Three Degrees - 1510 SW Harbor Way, Portland, OR 97201 // 503-295-6166 // http://www.threedegreesportland.com/

Urban Fondue - 2114 NW Glisan, Portland, OR 97210 // (503) 242-1400 //http://www.urbanfondue.com/



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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 126 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at www.salvationarmyportland.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

Friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyPortland
Update #2: Witnesses Sought - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 211 east of Molalla in Clackamas County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/16/14
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UPDATE: OSP investigators urge any witnesses to the crash to call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at (503) 731-3030. Information will be forwarded to Senior Trooper Dan Swift for follow up contact.

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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Wednesday afternoon's two vehicle traffic crash on Highway 211 east of Molalla that resulted in the death of an adult female. The victim's granddaughter and the other involved driver received non-life threatening injuries.

On October 15, 2014 at approximately 2:35 p.m., a 1994 Ford Mustang driven by SEAN M. BUSCHKE, age 33, from Colton, was westbound on Highway 211 near S. Vaughan Road when it crossed the centerline and collided nearly head-on with an eastbound 1993 Honda Accord four-door. Both vehicles came to rest blocking the highway.

The Honda's driver, KRISTI LOUISE ANDERSON, age 64, from Molalla, was extricated by Molalla Rural Fire Protection District personnel and transported by ambulance to Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). She was reported deceased after arriving at the hospital. Her 3-year old granddaughter, ELIZABETH BARKER, who was using a child safety seat, was also transported by ambulance to OHSU with non-life threatening injury. Safety restraint use by the victim is pending confirmation.

BUSCHKE was transported by ambulance to OHSU with non-life threatening injury. He was using safety restraints.

OSP troopers from the Portland Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Tracy Clark is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Molalla Police Department, Molalla Rural Fire Protection District, and ODOT. The highway was closed for over 4 hours.

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Art in the Park event comes to Honeyman State Park
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 10/16/14
Florence, OR - Artwork celebrating the beauty of the central Oregon coast will be displayed at the annual Art in the Park festival at Jessie M. Honeyman State Park Oct. 24-25.

All styles of artwork and photography from local artists and student artists will be represented. Local artists will also lead workshops and demonstrations.

The weekend event will feature live music, including by flutist Bruce Jarvis who carves wooden flutes. Free food and door prizes are also on tap. Festivities are scheduled from 4-8 p.m. Oct. 24 and noon-8 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Historic Cleawox Lodge.
Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-41 Marc Sundin Homicide (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/16/14
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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a Downtown Portland homicide.

On Thursday October 16, 2014, at 2:25 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southwest 4th and Madison Street on an assault call after Federal Police located a man collapsed on the sidewalk with an apparent stab wound.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim on the southeast corner of the intersection. Medical personnel determined that the man was deceased.

The victim, 43-year-old Marc Stephen Sundin, died of a stab wound to the chest. Sundin was a current resident of Downtown Portland.

Homicide detectives do not have any suspect information in this case and need the public's help to backtrack Sundin's activities the night he was killed.

Detectives are releasing a color copy of Sundin's California drivers license photo to aid with this investigation. No other photos of Sundin are available.

Witnesses may contact the investigators directly or, to remain anonymous, they may provide information through Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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. Links can be shared directly with investigators or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call (503) 823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information. Tips can be left in English or Spanish.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

Investigator:
Det. Erik Kammerer
(503) 823-0762
erik.kammerer@portlandoregon.gov

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CCITF investigators seize drugs, cash in Oct. 14 bust (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/16/14
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On Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, investigators with the Clackamas County Interagency Task Force (CCITF) served search warrants at 10535 SE 86th Ave. in unincorporated Clackamas County. The search warrants were the culmination of an investigation into the alleged unlawful distribution of cocaine, crack cocaine and prescription pills by suspects Dion Laval Allen, 50, and his wife Tricia Dawn Allen, 40.

During the search warrant, investigators seized approximately 10 ounces of powder cocaine, an ounce-and-a-half of crack cocaine, one ounce of suspected heroin, and an undisclosed number of prescription pills.

Investigators also seized approximately $71,000 in U.S. currency.

Photos of the seized drugs and cash are attached to this release.

Investigators arrested Dion Allen and charged him with Distribution of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Oxycodone), Conspiracy to Deliver Cocaine, and Conspiracy to Deliver a Prohibited Controlled Substance. His bail was set at $105,000.

Tricia Allen was arrested on charges of DCS cocaine, PCS cocaine and DCS oxycodone. Her bail was set at $65,000.

Both Dion and Tricia Allen were lodged at Clackamas County Jail. Booking photos are attached to this release.

They were later released after a total of $17,000 cash for bail was posted.

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Correction: Driver Cited After Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 101 north of Florence (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/16/14
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Correction: The transport van belongs to Northwest Youth Corps, not Youth Authority.

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Two people were injured Thursday morning in a collision between a transport van and passenger car on Highway 101 north of Florence at the Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park intersection. Oregon State Police (OSP) investigated the crash and cited the transport van's driver.

On October 16, 2014 at approximately 7:04 a.m., a 2000 Honda Civic four-door driven by RONALD G. TAVES, age not available, from Yachats, was northbound on Highway 101 near milepost 176. A Northwest Youth Corps transport van driven by JOSHUA ABEL, age 21, from Mesa, Arizona, pulled out from Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park into the northbound lane where the car struck it on the left side.

RONALD TAVES and his passenger, JOAN TAVES, age 66, received non-life threatening injuries and were transported by ambulance to Peace Harbor Medical Center in Florence. They were treated and released from the hospital. Both occupants were using safety restraints and the car's airbags deployed.

ABEL and his nine passengers were not injured.

Subsequent investigation led OSP to cite ABEL for Fail to Yield Right of Way. Lead investigator is Trooper Rodney Brock.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Siuslaw Valley Fire & Rescue and ODOT. The northbound lane was closed about two hours.

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FBI Offers up to a $10,000 Reward in Bank Robbery (Photo) - *NEW* Digital Billboards
FBI - Oregon - 10/16/14
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10/16/2014 Update (3:00 pm)

Clear Channel Outdoor has placed Teddy Stivahtis, Jr.'s, information on seven digital billboards in Salem, Hillsboro and Milwaukie. Clear Channel Outdoor has a national relationship with the FBI to provide digital billboard space in fugitive and missing children cases. The FBI would like to thank Clear Channel Outdoor for its ongoing partnership and assistance!

The billboards can be found at:

Lancaster Drive near Manor Drive in Salem (2 boards)
N. 12th Street near Union Street in Salem (1 board)
Hwy. 8 near SW 224th in Hillsboro (2 boards)
Hwy. 26 near SW 185th in Hillsboro (1 board)
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The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Teddy Stivahtis, Jr., charged in the October 13, 2014, robbery of a Chase Bank in Canby. Agents have charged Stivahtis, via criminal complaint, with one federal count of bank robbery.

According to the criminal complaint, Stivahtis walked into the bank branch, which sits inside a Fred Meyer store located at 1401 SE First Avenue in Canby, at about 2:22 pm. He approached the teller desk, demanded cash, received an undisclosed amount of money, and left. It is unknown what kind of vehicle, if any, he used to leave the scene. No weapon was seen during the course of the robbery.

Gresham Police Department has named Stivahtis as a suspect in the October 10, 2014, stabbing death of Deanna Stivahtis, his aunt.

Description
White man
Age: 36
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 165 pounds
Eyes: Hazel or blue
Hair: Short brown
Other: Multiple tattoos on his neck, back and arms

Stivahtis should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Anyone who believes they are in close proximity to Stivahtis should call 911. Anyone with information about his activities or whereabouts is asked to call the FBI at (503) 224-4181 or the Gresham Police Department at (503) 618-2719.


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ShakeOut events help buisness leaders and many others in Oregon prepare (Photo)
Oregon Office of Emergency Management - 10/16/14
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More than 390,000 Oregonians took part in a drop, cover, and hold on exercise, Oct. 16 at 10:16 a.m. The Great ShakeOut is a worldwide earthquake drill aimed at helping individuals prepare for an earthquake. Businesses, schools, individuals and state agencies throughout Oregon participated.

One of those events, the "7x24 Preparedness Breakfast" at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas, Ore., included the state's top business leaders and was hosted by the Oregon Military Department and the State of Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM).

The event highlighted partnerships in preparedness for major disasters including a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake and tsunami as a call to action for businesses in Oregon to get prepared for disasters by strengthening the bond between peers, suppliers, and agency officials.

"In the event of major emergency it is about everyone stepping up to the plate, said ViaWest President Jim Linkous. "Today's event was a great opportunity to build relationships so that we can support each other during a disaster."

Oregon is located along the Cascadia Subduction Zone, a 600 mile fault line stretching from British Columbia to California. Experts predict a major 9.0 or higher earthquake could strike our state within the next 50 years.

"This is a start to a great partnership we want to have with business partners in the event of a Cascadia earthquake so we can recover from the disaster together," said Director Dave Stuckey of the Oregon Office of Emergency Management.

The ShakeOut provided an opportunity for individuals to practice what they would do in an earthquake.

K-12 schools and districts as well as local governments, state governments, federal government including military, healthcare, colleges and universities, and many more in Oregon participated in the Great ShakeOut.

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Cascade Region Red Cross CEO Amy Shlossman and CDO Steve Eberlein participate in the "ShakeOut Selfie contest" sponsored by the American Red Cross and the Oregon Office of Emergency Management. Particpants snapped a shot while taking part in the drill and posted on Twitter using the hashtag #ShakeOutSelfie, for the chance to win an free emergency kit. (Photo Courtesy of Cascade Region Red Cross)

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Maj. Gen. Daniel Hokanson, Adjutant General, Oregon, presents the Cascadia Playbook to an audience at the "7x24 Preparedness Breakfast" at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas, Ore. The event included the state's top business leaders and was hosted by the Oregon Military Department and the State of Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM). (Photo by Cory Grogan, Oregon Office of Emergency Management)

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An Oregon business leader studies the Cascadia Playbook Overview at the "7x24 Preparedness Breakfast" at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas, Ore. The event included the state's top business leaders and was hosted by the Oregon Military Department and the State of Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM). (Photo by Cory Grogan, Oregon Office of Emergency Management)


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CCC is Now Official Ballot Drop Site for Clackamas County
Clackamas Community College - 10/16/14
OREGON CITY - Clackamas Community College is an official ballot drop site for the Nov. 4 election. The new ballot drop box is located at the northeast entrance to the Community Center in the core of the college campus.
The ballot box was installed at the campus last week.
Clackamas County Elections mailed ballots for the Nov. 4 election on Wednesday, Oct. 15. Ballots can be dropped off at official drop sites beginning Thursday, Oct. 16, and continuing through 8 p.m. on Election Day. Ballots may be dropped off 24 hours a day at the county's secure outdoor ballot drop boxes, including the one at CCC.
Ballots returned to drop sites do not require postage.
For a complete list of ballot drop sites in Clackamas County, please see https://secure.sos.state.or.us/orestar/vr/register.do?lang=eng&source=SOS.
Three Scholarships Offered During College Night at CCC
Clackamas Community College - 10/16/14
OREGON CITY - Three participants at College Night in Oregon will have a chance to win a $500 college scholarship. Clackamas Community College is one of several colleges around the state taking part in College Night in Oregon on Thursday, Nov. 13. The event offers sessions to help people find out about higher education choices and funding.
College Night in Oregon begins at 6:30 p.m. with pizza and beverages in the college's Gregory Forum at the Oregon City campus. The session will provide information on choosing the right college, the financial aid process, completing and filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and scholarship searches and scams.
Participants can enter to win one of three $500 scholarships, provided by the event sponsor, Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC). The scholarships can be used at any accredited college in the United States.
For more information, please contact CCC Financial Aid director Chippi Bello at chippi@clackamas.edu or 503-594-3099 or Student Support & Enrollment coordinator Tawnya Stauffer-Dexter at tawnyas@clackamas.edu 503-594-6136.
'Eyes of History' White House Photography Exhibit on Display at CCC (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 10/16/14
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OREGON CITY - A powerful collection of photojournalism, with images showing everything from political powerhouses to small-town Americans, is on display at Clackamas Community College.
The Journalism program at CCC is proud to host a special exhibition honoring winners in the 2014 White House News Photographers Association's annual Eyes of History competition. The exhibition will run through Oct. 24 in the Community Center on the main campus in Oregon City.
The work is from the top winners in the still, video, multimedia and student contests. The images include coverage of the Texas Gatorfest and a photo of Sen. John McCain playing poker on his iPhone during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. Among the many images is a photo of a Michigan woman mourning at her soldier brother's grave and Michelle Obama dancing in a preschool classroom.
"It's a unique opportunity to show students great photojournalism," said Zak Laster, co-editor in chief of The Clackamas Print, the student newspaper that helped put together the exhibit.
The White House News Photographers Association is a 93-year-old non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the efforts of Washington's professional photojournalists. The WHNPA is dedicated to the support of photojournalism and believes in the public's natural and legal right to freedom in searching for the truth and the right to be accurately and completely informed about the world in which we live.
For more information, contact Melissa Jones, journalism instructor, at melissaj@clackamas.edu or 503-594-3261.

Photos included in the exhibit:
GINSBURG: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, celebrating her 20th anniversary on the bench, poses for a portrait on Aug. 30, 2013, in Washington. The image was taken by Nikki Kahn of The Washington Post.

WALMART: Employees bow their heads in prayer as part of opening day ceremonies at the Walmart store on Georgia Avenue in Washington on Dec. 4, 2013. The image was taken by Bonnie Jo Mount of The Washington Post.


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"War of the Worlds" to be re-enacted Oct. 30
WSU Vancouver - 10/16/14
VANCOUVER, Wash. - To celebrate the 76th anniversary of the 1938 radio broadcast of "War of the Worlds," Willamette Radio Workshop will re-enact the broadcast live in front of an audience at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street, Vancouver, Wash. This event is free and open to the public.

The re-enactment is part of "Radio Re-Imagined," a collaboration between Washington State University Vancouver's Creative Media and Digital Culture program, Willamette Radio Workshop and the Kiggins Theatre. "Martians with Moustaches," a retrospective of student works shown last year in the Nouspace Gallery & Media Lounge, will be on exhibit in the Kiggins lobby.

Directed by Sam A. Mowry, "War of the Worlds" is the first in a series of shows that will take place at Kiggins Theatre, in a multimedia format that introduces student works alongside the live broadcasts. The Willamette Radio Workshop recreates radio drama from the Golden Age of Radio, using only voice actors and Foley sound effects.

"War of the Worlds" was originally broadcast Oct. 30, 1938, by Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater. The story was based on the novel of the same name by H.G. Wells. The plot focuses on the conflict between earth and an invading extraterrestrial race.

About WSU Vancouver
WSU Vancouver is celebrating 25 years of creating access to higher education in Southwest Washington. For 25 years, students have chosen WSU Vancouver for its scenic campus, small classes, close personal attention, topnotch faculty, accessible location and reasonable costs. Here, students gain much more than a degree--they gain a brighter future.

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News availability: Ebola response at Salem Hospital
Salem Health - 10/16/14
The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed that a patient referred to Salem Hospital Emergency Department does not meet the exposure criteria for Ebola and will not be tested.

Hospital administrators and members of the emergency department staff will be available to meet with the news media to answer questions.

WHEN: 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16

WHERE: Salem Hospital campus, 890 Oak St. SE, Bldg. D., first floor, Creekside overflow room

PARKING: Available on east side of hospital parking garage, Park on west side of Capitol St. in drop-off lane, just north of Mission St. SE.

Salem Health staff will be on hand to direct the media to the news conference.
Explore autumn's treasures during Family Field Trip Day at Columbia Springs
Columbia Springs - 10/16/14
Don't miss out on owl pellet dissections, backpack monsters, animal skulls, mushroom hikes, and all the fun that comes in fall! From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 25th enjoy hands-on environmental science activities at our 100-acre natural area. Some activities are on-going; while others are scheduled to occur throughout the day. Walk-in's are welcome but registration is encouraged. You can register and view a schedule of activities on our website at www.columbiasprings.org.
For more information, contact Kaley McLachlan at volunteer@columbiasprings.org or by calling 360-882-0936 ext. 230.
Columbia Springs' mission is to offer our community a unique setting where educational experiences foster greater awareness of the natural world, inspiring stewardship. Learn more at www.columbiasprings.org
Death Investigation - Highway 126E near Belknap Springs in Lane County
Oregon State Police - 10/16/14
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of the Lane County Medical Examiner, is completing an investigation into the death of a Springfield man found deceased Wednesday in his vehicle at the McKenzie River Viewpoint along Highway 126E near Belknap Springs. Initial investigation indicates the death is from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

On October 15, 2014 at approximately 8:35 a.m., an ODOT employee stopped to check a 1991 Honda Civic parked at the McKenzie River Viewpoint along Highway 126E near milepost 15. The ODOT employee reported discovering a deceased adult male inside the car.

OSP responded to the scene to investigate. The deceased was identified as DAVID PETER CADA, age 45, from Springfield.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable. If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, professionals are on call to handle mental health emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

There are several resources available through Lane County Public Health and the Lane County Suicide Prevention Program. More information is available online at:
http://www.preventionlane.org/suicide-links.htm

In addition to local resources in your community, a toll free line is available for Oregon Partnership Lifeline/National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).

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Statewide Database Licensing Advisory Committee Meeting, Oct. 30, 2014
Oregon State Library - 10/16/14
The Statewide Database Licensing Advisory Committee (SDLAC) will meet on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm PST at the Oregon State Library. The agenda is included.

This is a public meeting; those who would like to attend should contact Arlene Weible, 503-378-5020 or arlene.weible@state.or.us, so that appropriate arrangements may be made.

The SDLAC advises the State Library and the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Advisory Council on the Statewide Database Licensing Program, and its membership is representative of school, public, tribal and academic libraries. The current member list is available at: http://oregon.gov/OSL/LD/technology/sdlp/index.shtml.

Questions or concerns can be addressed to Arlene Weible, 503-378-5020 or arlene.weible@state.or.us.



Statewide Database Licensing Advisory Committee Meeting
Oregon State Library - Basement Conference Room (or by phone)
October 30, 2014
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Agenda

10:00 Welcome and housekeeping

10:05 Review agenda and approve minutes from February 20, 2014 meeting

10:15 Update projects since last meeting

10:30 Budget update

11:00 Outreach to OR Department of Education update
* What can SDLAC do to support efforts?

12:00 Working Lunch

12:30 Testing and Skills Building RFP
* Review draft
* Recruit 3 volunteers for proposal evaluation

2:00 SDLP future direction and outcomes discussion

2:45 Action Item Review

3:00 Adjourn
Oregon City Domestic Violence Suspect Taken Into Custody After SWAT Activation. (Photo)
Oregon City Police Dept. - 10/16/14
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On October 16, 2014 at about 8:16 am the Oregon City Police Department responded to a suspicious vehicle call in the Canemah District of Oregon City. The vehicle was found to have been reported stolen by a family member earlier in the morning.

The suspect of the stolen vehicle was identified as 43 year old Tristen Lane Jordan of Oregon City. Mr. Jordan who lived in the area was served with a restraining order the previous day, October 15, 2014. He was believed to be back in the Canemah area and armed with a rifle. The suspect was reported to have made threats to harm his estranged wife and himself.

The Oregon City Police assisted by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office SWAT located the suspect on 5th Place at the residence he had been restrained from. Tristen Lane Jordan was safely taken into custody for violating the restraining order at about 10:26 am. No one was injured.

Oregon City Police requested King Elementary School and Gardiner Middle school be put in a Lock Out status during the call as precautionary measure due to the proximity of the incident. No threats were made against either school. Both schools have been returned to normal status.

Oregon City Police Investigators are still on scene determining what Mr. Jordan's action were prior to the call.


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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Discovery of 4 lbs of Marijuana, Arrest of 2 Men Including Texas Fugitive - Interstate 5 in Eugene/Springfield (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/16/14
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An Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop Wednesday in the Eugene/Springfield area led to the arrest of two people following the discovery of approximately 4 pounds of marijuana. One of the men was wanted out of Texas for felony marijuana-related charges. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.

On October 15, 2014 at approximately 1:07 p.m., an OSP senior trooper stopped a Nissan sport utility vehicle displaying California license plates for multiple traffic violations off Interstate 5 at the Glenwood Boulevard exit near milepost 192. During the contact the trooper identified the two occupants as driver THOMAS M. GARZA, age 48, from Talent, and passenger ANTHONY J. BALASCIO, age 43, from Allen, Texas.

During the traffic stop the trooper learned BALASCIO was wanted on a felony warrant out of Texas for Unlawful Possession and Manufacture of Marijuana. BALASCIO was arrested without incident as a Fugitive from Justice.

Subsequent investigation also led the trooper to discover approximately 4 pounds of marijuana concealed inside the vehicle. Estimated value of the seized marijuana was $10,000.

GARZA was arrested without incident for Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana. GARZA and BALASCIO were lodged in the Lane County Jail.

Photographs:
Marijuana photo - Oregon State Police
Balascio and Garza photos - Lane County Sheriff's Office

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St. Mary's Academy students raise record-breaking $110,000 through Blues Bridge Walk fundraiser (Photo)
St. Mary's Acad. (Downtown) - 10/16/14
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St. Mary's Academy students raised a record-breaking $110,000 in support of the school's annual Blues Bridge Walk fundraiser, which took place on October 9.

The Blues Bridge Walk provides students with an opportunity to support their school while teaching and fostering a culture of philanthropy. Starting in mid-September, students are challenged to collect donations. Their fundraising efforts culminate in a three-mile walk over the Steel and Hawthorne bridges, one of the many advantages of the school's downtown location. The funds raised through the Blues Bridge Walk support St. Mary's Academy students in every aspect of their educational experience, including academics, extracurricular and co-curricular activities, and the tuition assistance program.

"This year's Blues Bridge Walk was very successful. We made a point to involve the whole school and keep the spirit up with banners, pep-times and other fun activities. We challenged our student body to raise $150 each. I am so appreciative of the families, alumnae, faculty, staff, and other donors who invested in our school and the future of our students," said Hilary Baker, St. Mary's Academy's director of special events.

Students not only fundraised by traditional means of reaching out to family, friends and neighbors, they also used online fundraising to procure donations for the school. Students were encouraged to share with potential donors why they value the experiences and opportunities offered by a St. Mary's Academy education.

"I am so proud of our students for working hard to reach their goal and support the school. To raise what we did is an impressive feat. From rigorous academics to cultivating a spirit of philanthropy and understanding the importance of giving, I am consistently impressed by our students' ability to rise to meet any challenge they are presented," said Principal Kelli Clark.

Although the support of the entire St. Mary's community is necessary for the success of the Blues Bridge Walk, it is first and foremost a student-led fundraiser and event. The Blues Bridge Walk Student Committee partnered with the staff members to come up with creative ideas to make it successful and exciting for the entire community. "I was so excited about this year's student fundraiser! The best thing about the Blues Bridge Walk is bringing the whole school and community together to engage in fundraising for our great school," said Blues Bridge Walk committee member, senior Sydney Thompson.

The Blues Bridge Walk is the first of many important fundraising events that happen at St. Mary's Academy each year. The success of this student-led fundraiser sets the tone and serves as inspiration for the rest of the school's fundraising efforts throughout the year.


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St. Mary's Academy is a Catholic high school for young women located in the heart of downtown Portland that provides a challenging college-preparatory education with a focus on developing the whole person. Founded in 1859 by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, St. Mary's Academy is Oregon's oldest continuously operating secondary school and offers a supportive learning environment to a diverse student body from more than 35 cities in urban, suburban and rural Oregon and Southwest Washington. For more information about St. Mary's Academy, please visit www.stmaryspdx.org.


Attached Media Files: SMA students on the Blues Bridge Walk
Beaverton City Library Invites Public to Attend 'Oregon Reads' Event On Nov. 2 (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 10/16/14
The public is invited to spend an afternoon with award-winning Oregon author, Brian Doyle, for the 'Oregon Reads' event.
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The Beaverton City Library (12375 SW Fifth St) invites the public to attend its Oregon Reads event with special guest author, Brian Doyle, on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

"Oregon Reads is a great program for all ages," said Abigail Elder, library director. "This statewide program, encourages Oregonians to read the same book. We are very excited to listen to Oregon's award-winning novelist, Brian Doyle."

Award-winning Oregon author, Brian Doyle, will speak about how William Stafford's peace writings inspired his own. Doyle is the editor of Portland Magazine at the University of Portland and the author of many novels, including 'Mink River' and 'The Plover.' There will also be a book-signing following the presentation.

In 2009, the Oregon Library Association established the Oregon Reads program. This year commemorates Oregon's most celebrated poet, William Stafford. Stafford taught at Lewis & Clark College for 30 years and served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. Stafford also received many honors during his lifetime, including the National Book Award

For more information, contact the library at 503-644-2197 and for more information about the Oregon Reads program, visit www.oregonreads2014.com.

The Beaverton City Library is open seven days a week and is one of the busiest libraries in the state. Currently, the library serves a population of nearly 150,000 Beaverton and Washington County residents with an annual circulation of 3.5 million items.

The City of Beaverton has two libraries, featuring a collection of more than 410,000 items. The library's mission is to provide information, library materials and library services to meet the needs of the community.

The Beaverton City Library is one of 15 libraries in the Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) network. Libraries in WCCLS work together to share resources and information in an effort to provide excellent countywide service.

For more information, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org, or follow the library on Facebook at BeavertonCityLibrary, or the library's Twitter and Instagram @BeavertonLib.

Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2014, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest. Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.

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

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Attached Media Files: The public is invited to spend an afternoon with award-winning Oregon author, Brian Doyle, for the 'Oregon Reads' event.
Portland Parks & Recreation Presents No-Ivy Day
Portland Parks & Recreation - 10/16/14
Community Volunteer Efforts Citywide to Remove Invasive Species
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(Portland, OR) -

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R)'s City Nature division, the No Ivy League and volunteers across the region are proud to take part in the 11th annual No Ivy Day. Volunteers from around the region will focus on removing this invasive species from Portland's treasured parks and natural areas on Saturday, October 25.

WHAT: No Ivy Day, a citywide series of work parties to remove invasive ivy from Portland parks and natural areas
WHERE: Citywide, including Forest Park, Marquam Nature Park, Terwilliger Wildlands, Gabriel Park, Baltimore Woods Natural Area, Mt Tabor Park, the Springwater Corridor Trail and many more. Find out more and sign up here.
WHEN: Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9am-12noon. Help rid PP&R parks and natural areas from an invasive species by taking part in city-wide work parties to remove English ivy. A celebration follows at the No Ivy League headquarters in Lower Macleay Park, NW 29th & Upshur, from 12:30-2:00 PM. Food and family fun!

All are welcome to join in on work parties hosted by PP&R and partners citywide, followed by a celebration of community participation.

Click here to learn how to join or host your own ivy removal work party, learn more about invasive English ivy, and become one of our valued sponsors.

"The efforts of volunteers and the No Ivy League are essential to the health of our beautiful parks and natural areas," says Portland Parks & Recreation Director Mike Abbaté. "As stewards of our parks and natural areas, we appreciate the engagement of our community partners to remove this invasive plant. The grassroots efforts of our neighbors have had a visible, positive effect on our green spaces, and I look forward to these efforts continuing - even bigger and better."

The non-native English ivy (Hedera hibernica and Hedera helix) is a pervasive and unwelcome guest in our parks and natural areas. The vines overcome native plant species, and mature ivy vines may threaten trees in many of our forests.

Ivy removal work parties run from 9:00 AM to noon, followed by a gathering for food and celebration at Lower Macleay Park, NW 29th & Upshur, from 12:30-2:00 PM. The celebration will feature free T-shirts while they last, words from our civic leaders and a chance to meet with other volunteers

All are welcome to show support for our native ecosystem by joining a work party at one of the many sites throughout the region or by registering to host your own No Ivy Day site. Please check the No Ivy Day link for more information here.

Portland Parks & Recreation City Nature experts say it is important to remove maturing ivy during the fall to reduce the amount of seed produced through the winter, slowing its spread to unaffected areas. Portland Parks & Recreation's Terwilliger Wildlands, Marquam Nature Park and Forest Park have seen vast improvements in tree health in places where ivy was recently cleared.

During last year's No Ivy Day, more than 120 volunteers cleared ivy from nearly 200 trees, and pulled over 48,000 square feet of vines. The hope is to accomplish even more this year.

All volunteers are invited to take part in a celebration after the citywide work parties featuring lunch, free T-shirts and inspiring words from City Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz.
City Receives Award for Distinguished Budget Presentation
City of Wilsonville - 10/16/14
WILSONVILLE, OR -- For the 17th consecutive year, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has conferred the "Distinguished Budget Presentation Award" to the City of Wilsonville Finance Department for the fiscal year 2014-15 budget document.

In notifying the City about the award, the GFOA stated that the award was given specifically to cities like Wilsonville that "Pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America."

The award represents a significant achievement by the Finance Department and reflects the commitment of the City and Finance staff to meet the highest principles of governmental budgeting standards. The GFOA award recognizes that the Finance Department has met or surpassed nationally recognized accounting guidelines for effective budget presentation. The guidelines define how successful the City's budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and a communication device.
"We are proud of the accomplishments our Finance Department has achieved over the years," said Mayor Knapp. "This award shows that City staff members place a high priority on presenting public finance issues in a transparent and understandable fashion."

A Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation was awarded to Assistant Finance Director Cathy Rodocker for being primarily responsible for having achieved the award. Other Finance Department employees that assisted in preparing the report are Finance Operations Manager Keith Katko, Accountant Vania Heberlein and Administrative Assistant Kourtni Kersey.

The City's newly hired Finance Director, Susan Cole stated, "I am excited to join and lead this outstanding team of finance professionals who have an impressive reputation for top-quality financial reporting and budgeting. I look forward to working with all of them to continue this notable record of achievement."

The GFOA established the Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program in 1984 to encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality that reflect both the guidelines established by the National Advisory Council on State and Local Budgeting and the GFOA's best practices on budgeting and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.

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History is rewritten in Reedsport (Photo)
Oregon Travel Experience - 10/16/14
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A brand new interpretive historical marker has been installed at a Reedsport wayside along US Hwy 101 (at Milepost 211 about ?1/2 mile north of Reedsport). A replacement, the new and improved Jedediah Smith Historical Marker, documents Smith's contributions to mapping the Oregon Territory for subsequent generations. The new marker also corrects historical and cultural inaccuracies with help from the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians and the Oregon Trails Advisory Council.

Jedediah Smith's explorations in the American West began when he was 21 and lasted until his death at age 32. He crisscrossed the state in search of beaver pelts and new trade and travel routes. His exploration journals helped craft the first accurate maps of what is now the western United States.

The Jedediah Smith interpretive marker is one of 110 markers within the state's official Historical Marker Program. The program and its governing committee are managed by Oregon Travel Experience (OTE) and the Oregon Historical Marker Committee, which is staffed by volunteers from across the state.

The Oregon Community Foundation's Oregon Historic Trails Fund provided partial financial support for the new marker project.

More information about the Oregon Historical Marker Program can be accessed through the Oregon Travel Experience website at http://ortravelexperience.com/oregon-historical-markers/about-historical-markers/. Interactive maps denoting marker sites and audio tours are available on program web pages.

OTE also publishes an Oregon Historical Marker and Oregon Heritage Tree combined map brochure that is available to the public at no charge. The brochure contains regional maps with a synopsis of each tree or marker site and links to audio tours. The booklet stores easily in your glove box and referenced along your own explorations across the state.

Please contact OTE's Heritage Program Administrator Annie Von Domitz for more information about the heritage map brochure or individual heritage programs. Email should be sent to anniev@oregonte.com.


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Media Advisory: PCC showcasing alternative fuel cars, including White Zombie, on Friday
PCC - 10/16/14
SOUTHWEST PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland Community College is bringing the latest in alternative fuel vehicles to Portland through the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey, sponsored by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium at West Virginia University. All media are welcome to tour the facility, check out the cars and view the hybrid and electric repair work PCC students and faculty do every day.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17.

WHERE: The Automotive & Metals Building, Sylvania Campus, 12000 S.W. 49th Ave. Map: http://www.pcc.edu/about/locations/map/#sy

WHAT: Featured vehicles include the Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, Toyota Prius, Volkswagen diesel cars, the new BMW I3 and vehicles from Tesla Motors. In addition, the White Zombie, a street legal, all steel-bodied, electric 1972 Datsun 1200 that can travel from zero to 60 miles per hour in 1.8 seconds, will be on display. The White Zombie vehicle was built by John Wayland of Plasma Boy Racing. Wayland has been building hot rod electric vehicles in Portland for nearly two decades.

SCHEDULE: PCC faculty and industry experts will discuss the technology, perform demonstrations and give tours. Focuses include: "Infrastructure - Electric, CNG and Hydrogen" (10-11 a.m.), "Automotive Technology Training Facility Tour" (11-11:20 a.m.) and discussions with Oregon Department of Energy staff (12:30-2 p.m.). There will be vendor displays and presentations throughout the day as well. Automotive Service Technology students will be touring and learning about the technology as well.


About Portland Community College: PCC is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and 19th largest in the nation, serving approximately 89,903 full- and part-time students. PCC, which is roughly the size of Rhode Island, has three comprehensive campuses, five workforce training and education centers, and 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

Visit PCC news on the web at http://news.pcc.edu/
UPDATE: Homicide Investigation Underway in Downtown Portland - Traffic Impacted by Investigation
Portland Police Bureau - 10/16/14
Streets have re-opened Downtown as investigators have cleared the crime scene near 4th and Madison.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy today on the 43-year-old male victim, whose last known address was a residence in Southwest Downtown Portland.

Homicide detectives do not have any suspect information and would like to hear from anyone with information on this case.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detective Erik Kammerer at (503) 823-0762 or erik.kammerer@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Thursday October 16, 2014, at 2:25 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southwest 4th and Madison Street on an assault call after Federal Police located a man collapsed on the sidewalk with an apparent stab wound.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim on the southeast corner of the intersection. Medical personnel determined that the man was deceased.

The victim is a male and appears to be in his 30s or 40s. No other details about the victim are known at this time.

There is no suspect information right now as this is very early in the investigation.

Presently, officers are securing a crime scene and have closed off Southwest 4th Avenue, from Salmon to Jefferson Street, down to 3rd Avenue. This area includes Terry Schrunk Plaza, Chapman Square and Lownsdale Square Parks. No traffic is being allowed on 4th Avenue, or Main and Madison Streets approaching 4th. Traffic is clear on 3rd Avenue, Jefferson and Salmon Streets.

Homicide detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division are en route to being an investigation into the man's death.

Anyone who witnessed a disturbance or has information regarding this incident is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at (503) 823-3333.

A suggested media staging point is at Southwest 4th Avenue and Jefferson Street; however, the Public Information Officer is not able to respond to the scene this morning.

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Learn to forage for mushrooms at Fort Stevens State Park
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 10/16/14
Astoria, OR - Fort Stevens State Park will offer several sessions of two different mushroom programs this fall.

One-mile mushroom identification hikes led by Park Ranger Dane Osis begin at Battery Russell at 1 p.m. on Oct. 20 and Nov. 10 and 30. Participants should wear weather-appropriate clothing and bring a basket, pocket knife and optional mushroom identification book. Hikers are also welcome to bring mushrooms for identification.

Osis will also present "Mysterious Mushrooms of Fort Stevens" about wild mushroom regulations, uses and the role mushrooms play in the health of the forest. Following the program, he will lead a short hike around the park to look for and identify mushrooms. The programs will be at the picnic shelter at Coffenbury Lake at 1 p.m. on Oct. 18 and Nov. 9, 22 and 29.

No registration is required for the free programs; parking is $5 at Coffenbury Lake. For more information, call Dane Osis at Fort Stevens at 503-861-3170 or email dane.osis@oregon.gov.
Earthquake Drill a Good Reminder to Check Natural Gas Preparedness at Home
NW Natural - 10/16/14
NW Natural Offers Tips to Help Prepare Your Natural Gas Home for an Earthquake

PORTLAND, Ore. - As millions of people world-wide get ready to take part in today's Great ShakeOut earthquake drills, NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) asks customers to also run-through their natural gas preparedness at home.

"No one can predict when an earthquake will hit, but we're committed to making sure our customers have the information they need to be properly prepared for when it does," said Dawn Johnson, public information officer, NW Natural.

Below are helpful hints natural gas customers can follow to help secure their home, and steps to take in the event an earthquake occurs.

Before an earthquake:

* Secure natural gas equipment, such as water heaters, to minimize movement during a quake.

* Keep combustibles like paint cans and rags away from your furnace and water heater.

* Replace semi-rigid gas connectors with flexible ones.

* If you choose to install an earthquake shut-off valve, you need to contact a qualified, licensed contractor.

* Learn the location of your gas meter and its manual shut-off valve.

After an earthquake:

Remember, if you smell natural gas, it's always safest to leave the area on foot immediately and then call our emergency line, 800.882.3377.

In the aftermath of a significant natural disaster, when it could be several days before we're able to reach your home, DO NOT turn off your natural gas service unless you smell gas, hear gas blowing or see other signs of a leak. ONLY turn off your gas if it is safe to do so. To learn how to do this, visit nwnatural.com and look for the earthquake preparedness section under the safety drop down menu.

If you turn off your gas, LEAVE IT OFF, and contact NW Natural. Appliances and gas lines will need to be checked for possible damage before service can be safely restored.

About NW Natural

NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and provides natural gas service to about 700,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Oregon and Southwest Washington. It is the largest independent natural gas utility in the Pacific Northwest. Additional information is available at nwnatural.com.
Klamath Basin Potato Festival designated an Oregon Heritage Tradition (Photo)
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 10/16/14
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A 77-year-old festival that brings together several communities to celebrate the importance of the potato is the newest Oregon Heritage Tradition designated by the Oregon Heritage Commission.

The Klamath Basin Potato Festival is the 11th event designated an Oregon Heritage Tradition. The others include the Oregon State Fair, the Pendleton Round-Up, the Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest and the Linn County Pioneer Picnic.

The festival takes place this Friday and Saturday in Merrill, a town of 900 people. Thousands of people are expected to attend.

"The Heritage Commission wants to recognize those traditions that have helped define the state," said David Lewis, the commission's chair and historian for the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde. "They are distinguished events that are part of our heritage as Oregonians."

"The involvement from different communities sets the Potato Festival apart," said this year's festival director Greg Matthews, noting the participation of Bonanza, Chiloquin, Klamath Falls, Malin, Merrill and Tulelake, Calif. "To have these communities come together for a weekend of celebration is awe-inspiring. The Oregon Heritage Tradition designation honors every one who has helped with or participated in the Potato Festival."

The first Klamath Basin Potato Festival took place in 1937 to celebrate the completion of the annual potato harvest. It has taken place annually, although during World War II the Merrill Service Club down-sized it to only a late harvest dance with proceeds to charity.

This year's festival will include a parade, football games, a barbecue, musical performances, bed races, and exhibits. Among the exhibits are the biggest, the best-looking and the oddest potatoes.

An Oregon Heritage Tradition must have been in continuous operation for more than 50 years, demonstrate a public profile and reputation that distinguishes it from more routine events, and add to the livability and identity of the state, said commission coordinator Kyle Jansson. A list of previous Tradition designations is available at http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/pages/oht.aspx

The Oregon Heritage Commission coordinates efforts to solve statewide heritage issues through grants, education, and advocacy, and also promotes heritage tourism efforts.


Attached Media Files: News release , Tradition logo for Potato Festival
Vancouver Superintendent Steven Webb Participates in National League of Innovative Schools Meeting
Vancouver Sch. Dist. - 10/16/14
Washington, D.C. | October 16, 2014 ¬- Vancouver Public Schools' Superintendent Steven Webb joined more than 150 innovative superintendents, school leaders, and representatives from businesses and nonprofits, in the nation's capital for the League of Innovative Schools Fall 2014 Meeting.

During the meeting, which took place Oct. 5-7, Webb participated in workshops with other forward-thinking superintendents, technology developers, researchers, and thought leaders from the White House. A key component of the workshops involved developing action plans that district leaders can pursue together, along with Digital Promise, and take back to their home districts. By pursuing these action plans, League superintendents can overcome some of the most pressing challenges to innovation in public education, including teacher capacity and support, improving assessments, and equitable access to technology for students.

Webb also visited schools within District of Columbia Public Schools, and was able to talk with students and get a first-hand look at an array of innovations, such as classrooms that blend teacher-led instruction with personalized, computer-based lessons.

The meeting concluded with a daylong meeting at the White House with officials from the U.S. Department of Education and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Webb talked with officials about college access, connectivity, and the need for better education technology, among other things.

"We are committed to equipping all of our students with the adaptive skills they need to thrive in the 21st century global economy. Digital tools give teachers the ability to make learning more personal and relevant for students. This work is about ensuring that Vancouver graduates are future ready," said Webb.

Participating in this event demonstrates the commitment Webb made upon joining the League of Innovative Schools, a national coalition of 57 school districts dedicated to innovation. That commitment is to share lessons learned, participate in national and regional forums, and partner with research institutions, technology developers, and other schools to deliver better results for students.

"League superintendents are each doing great work in their districts and this meeting provided a valuable opportunity for them to compare notes with colleagues from across the country and have their voices heard at the highest level - the White House," said Sara Schapiro, director of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools. "The ideas and action plans that came out of this meeting will help superintendents advance digital learning in their communities and open new doors for students."

For more information on the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools visit: http://www.digitalpromise.org/league.

Contact:
Tom Hagley, Jr.
Chief of Staff
Vancouver Public Schools
tom.hagley@vansd.org

Contact:
Jason Tomassini
Digital Promise
jason@digitalpromise.org


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About Digital Promise
Digital Promise is a nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to spur innovation in education in order to improve the opportunity to learn for all Americans. Through its work with educators, entrepreneurs, researchers, and leading thinkers, Digital Promise supports a comprehensive agenda to benefit lifelong learning and provide Americans with the knowledge and skills needed to compete in the global economy.
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Crisis Negotiator Competition on Thursday to Hone Negotiators Skills to Resolve Critical Incidents
Portland Police Bureau - 10/15/14
The Portland Police Bureau's Crisis Negotiation Team is hosting a Crisis Negotiator Competition on Thursday October 16, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Marshall High School, located at 3905 Southeast 91st Avenue. This competition is the first of its kind in the region.

Nine (9) Crisis Negotiation Teams from Oregon and Washington will be competing for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and a spot at the 25th Annual National Competition in San Marcos, Texas in January 2015. Teams include city teams, county teams, multi-agency teams, state police teams and corrections teams. This will be an opportunity for negotiators to hone their skills of resolving critical incidents through negotiations and the use of intelligence.

Chief Judge of the event will be Dr. Wayman Mullins, author of, "Crisis Negotiations, Managing Critical Incidents and Hostage Situations in Law Enforcement and Corrections," now in its fifth edition. Chief Facilitator will be Deborah McMahon, Owner of Crisis Systems Management and a nationally recognized negotiations instructor who has facilitated similar competitions across the country.

A similar competition was held in Des Moines, Iowa in July 2014. NBC affiliate WHOtv did the following news segment on the competition: http://whotv.com/2014/07/09/iowa-law-enforcement-teams-test-hostage-negotiation-skills-in-des-moines/

Members of the media are invited at 1:00 p.m. to record some of the training to conduct brief interviews. Interested media should meet Sgt. Pete Simpson at the main entrance to Marshall High School.

The Portland Police Bureau's Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) is comprised of 26 members of the Bureau: Two (2) Lieutenants, three (3) Sergeants, 16 negotiators (Sergeants, Detectives and Officers), two (2) mental health professionals, and three technical officers.

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No Ebola case at Salem Hospital
Salem Health - 10/15/14
The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed that a patient referred to Salem Hospital Emergency Department does not meet the exposure criteria for Ebola and will not be tested.

Salem Hospital has confirmed an alternate condition that supports the symptoms. Salem Hospital will continue to treat the patient and return to normal infection prevention protocols.

"We are very pleased with this outcome, as is the patient. All necessary precautions were taken to ensure the safety and well-being of patients, visitors, volunteers and staff," said Dr. Cort Garrison, Chief Medical Officer. "We have emergency preparedness plans in place, and began closely monitoring the Ebola situation in August using CDC guidelines and resources."

The Oregon Department of Health initially made the recommendation that the patient did not meet the exposure criteria for Ebola and subsequently confirmed that with the CDC. In the meantime, Salem Hospital activated its emergency operations plan, set up an incident command team and isolated the patient according to Salem Health Ebola response protocols.

Salem Health is comprised of Salem Hospital, West Valley Hospital, Willamette Health Partners and other affiliated health care organizations offering exceptional care to people in and around Oregon's mid-Willamette Valley. Salem Hospital received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence(TM) from Healthgrades in 2014, placing it among the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide. "Like" us on facebook.com/salemhealth; follow us on Twitter: @salemhealth; and view us at youtube.com/salemhealth.
Fire Heavily Damages Commercial Truck and Hay-loaded Trailers - Interstate 84 east of Stanfield (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/15/14
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A truck and two trailers loaded with hay were significantly damaged Wednesday afternoon in a fire along the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 east of Stanfield. One westbound lane remains closed at this time and traffic updates are available on TripCheck.com.

On October 15, 2014 at approximately 2:00 p.m., a truck pulling two flatbed semi-trailers loaded with hay were westbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 194 when the 60-year old driver started to smell smoke. The driver stopped about the same time an OSP trooper pulled up to the scene as they noticed a fire had started.

The driver wasn't able to detach the truck from the trailers as the fire spread.

Echo Rural Fire Department responded to handle the fire. ODOT personnel responded to handle traffic control.

The cause of the fire was not available at this time.

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Minor Injury Truck Crash - Highway 126 west of Prineville (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/15/14
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A truck driver was cited Tuesday following an investigation into a minor injury rollover truck crash on Highway 126 west of Prineville.

According to Sergeant Keith Taylor, on October 14, 2014 at approximately 1:51 p.m., a Kenworth truck pulling a semi-trailer loaded with mint root stems driven by J. MONROE DeHAVEN, age 34, from Sandy, was eastbound on Highway 126 near milepost 17. While negotiating a downhill right curve the load shifted and the trailer and truck overturned onto their side, spilling the load and also leading to approximately 50 gallons of diesel spilling onto the highway.

A Prineville police officer witnessed the crash and initiated emergency response from OSP, Crook County Fire & Rescue, ODOT and a HazMat cleanup response team.

DeHAVEN received minor injury. Subsequent to the investigation, he was cited by OSP for Failure to Drive Within Lane.

The highway was mostly blocked over 4 hours with one lane of travel available for traffic.

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Oregon's Hospitals and Nurses Work Together to Prepare for Ebola
Oregon Assn. of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) - 10/15/14
JOINT STATEMENT from the Oregon Nurses Association and the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems:

Ebola preparedness is something Oregon's hospitals and their nursing partners are taking very seriously. Nurses often are the first to encounter a patient who may be showing signs of an infectious disease -- it is critical that they, and all frontline healthcare providers, have the proper training, equipment and protocols to remain safe and care for the patient.

In the wake of the situation in Dallas, Texas, we understand the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is reviewing all the protocols and procedures involved, and will be continuously putting out updated guidance as new information is received and best practices are developed. As new CDC guidance is issued regarding Ebola preparedness procedures, we are working with our collective memberships to incorporate all of these updates into plans and protocols.

It is important to remember that this situation is very fluid and rapidly changing. Any amount of preparation will require adjustment as more is learned about how best to care for any patient who is infected with Ebola, while protecting our healthcare providers. We need to continue to be flexible as we receive new guidance. In the end, hospitals and nurses have the same goals in the face of any Ebola case: to ensure patients are appropriately cared for at the right time and the right place and that all hospital and clinical staff are safe in providing that care.

We are directing people - both from our membership ranks and the public - who have questions about the most recent Ebola guidance, information, and protocols to consult the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/.

Lines of communication remain open between hospitals, nurses and our state public health authorities. We will all work together to keep information flowing through these important channels.

For more information please contact Philip Schmidt, OAHHS Director of Public Affairs at 503.636.2204 or pschmidt@oahhs.org OR Cathy Van Zyl, ONA Press & Publications Specialist at 503.293.0011 or vanzyl@oregonrn.org.


Attached Media Files: 2014-10/1635/78811/ONA-OAHHS-Joint-Statement-Ebola.pdf
Captain Strong's Leadership Program Increases Classroom Learning (Photo)
Battle Ground Sch. Dist. - 10/15/14
Captain Strong Primary School students take a seat on their new Buddy Benches, which help foster the leadership habits in students
Captain Strong Primary School students take a seat on their new Buddy Benches, which help foster the leadership habits in students
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At Captain Strong Primary School, kids speak the language of leaders. Words like proactive and synergize are embedded in their vocabulary, as are phrases such as "Begin with the end in mind," and "Seek first to understand, then to be understood." At Battle Ground's Captain Strong Primary, it isn't odd to see one student whisper encouragement to another or ask if a decision is the best one to make in a given situation.

"We're trying to create student leaders out of every single individual in this building," said Michael Michaud, Captain Strong's principal. For the last five years, the students at the primary school have been mentored in the educational version of a best-selling self-help book that identifies seven habits of effective people. The leadership training program, called "The Leader in Me," is based on the seven habits, but is aimed at instilling them in students' lives with explanations that bring the life skills program to their level. Staff, teachers, and students receive regular training on the philosophy, and the program's benefits have been evident among students in the school's performance growth scores.

The Leader in Me program works hand in hand with Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) at Captain Strong to meet students' social, emotional and behavioral needs. PBIS is a set of practices that models for students what is expected of them. PBIS practices show kids what appropriate behavior is, model that behavior, and then recognize students who demonstrate appropriate behaviors with positive rewards. At Captain, for example, students receive tiny, brightly colored plastic school mascot paws that they save in glass jars and then turn in the full jars for school spirit days and an end-of-year school carnival. Students earn the trinkets by following the LEAD expectations: Learn responsibility, Exhibit respect, Always be safe, and Do your best.

From the time their parents wish them their first nice day as kindergartners, students at Captain Strong are taught the blended programs of behavioral expectations and what it takes to be a leader. The Leader in Me is designed to equip students with the self-confidence and skills they need to thrive after high school, in business careers or as community volunteers. Students receive an in-depth introduction to the seven habits at the beginning of the year, followed by weekly reinforcement in the way of 30-minute leadership lessons with specialist teachers.

First graders know what it means to be proactive. Michaud recounts little moments that confirm the practice is sinking in. One such moment required gentle affirmation when a seemingly exhausted first grader asked teacher Lucinda Smith whether he had to follow the habits at home, too. Captain Strong teachers encourage students to practice the seven habits in all aspects of their lives, not just in their education.

On the playground, students are asked if the outcome of their actions resulted in a win-win situation. Many occasions have occurred when Michaud has served as a facilitator in recess discussions about who took whose ball and who should be allowed to have the next turn at an activity.

New teachers at Captain Strong are introduced to the leadership program through books and on-site training. This year, a group of Captain Strong teachers spent the recent State Inservice Day in the classroom, learning about the Habits and how they are translated to students in The Leader in Me. After an introduction, staff training continues with books, seminars, and peer groups that show teachers how to incorporate the leadership traits into other lessons. Teachers might discuss a character in a book, for example, for being responsible, demonstrating teamwork, or solving a problem--all traits of a leader.

"That's the most effective way to teach it," said Kristen McIntyre, Captain Strong's school psychologist. "It isn't an additional thing that kids learn. It's a part of who we are." The school also has copies of The Leader in Me books for parents to check out.

This year's fourth graders are well-versed in the principles. They have been schooled in The Leader in Me qualities and PBIS expectations since they first stepped foot on campus as kindergartners. This time and effort that teachers have spent teaching students about leadership principles and behavioral expectations have greatly benefited Captain Strong students.

Captain Strong teachers have enjoyed a dramatic decrease in behavioral distractions in the classroom, giving them more time to spend on lessons. Teachers give fewer referrals to students. Students are more confident. "Ultimately it isn't about us managing kids, it's about kids managing themselves," said Jennifer Kerr, Captain Strong's assistant principal.

Last year, Captain received a Washington State Achievement Award for high growth, which means the school's students have learned at a faster rate than others based on state test results.

Captain adopted the program after Michaud, who was the assistant principal at the time, received the book The Leader in Me as a Christmas gift and shared his enthusiasm for it with then principal Cindy Arnold. Arnold provided books to Captain Strong's staff, and The Leader in Me became a school-wide book study. Staff saw how well The Leader in Me's life skills philosophy meshed with the PBIS expectations, the the two programs blended into what has become a successful model that is ubiquitous in classroom curriculums, during recess and lunch time and at school events.

Michaud and his staff are so enthusiastic about the program and the positive impacts it has had on Captain Strong that they are beginning a three-year journey to become a Lighthouse School. There are 101 such recognized schools around the world that demonstrate advanced implementation of The Leader in Me program throughout their curriculum, culture and traditions.

"This is who we are and what we want our kids to be," Michaud said. "It's teaching kids what we expect of them in all parts of their education."


Attached Media Files: Captain Strong Primary School students take a seat on their new Buddy Benches, which help foster the leadership habits in students , Captain Strong Primary students review the seven habits covered in The Leader in Me during their Leadership Day celebration.
Historical Society Celebrates 100 Years of Women in the Oregon Legislature (Photo)
Oregon Historical Society - 10/15/14
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Portland, OR - October 15, 2014 - This November marks the 100th anniversary of the election of State Representative Marian Towne, the first woman to serve in the Oregon State Legislature. She would be joined in the 1915 legislative session by Kathryn Clarke, who was elected in a special election in January 1915.

To celebrate this centennial, the Oregon Historical Society will host a panel of former and current women state legislators, who will share stories of their challenges, experiences, and accomplishments. The event is on Wednesday, October 22 at 7 p.m. at the Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Avenue) and is free and open to the public. Space is limited; please RSVP to events@ohs.org if you plan to attend.

"With an election around the corner, it is a perfect time to take a look at Oregon's unique political history," said OHS Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk. "Fittingly, this historic discussion will take place on the 180th anniversary of the birth of one of Oregon's most historic political leaders, suffragist Abigail Scott Duniway!"

Panelists Include:

Vicki Berger
Oregon State Representative 2003-present

Margaret Carter
Oregon State Representative 1985-1999
Oregon State Senator 2001-2009
First African-American woman to serve in the Oregon State Legislature

Bev Clarno
Oregon State Representative 1989-1997
Oregon State Senator 2001-2004
2nd woman to serve as Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives


Darlene Hooley
Oregon State Representative 1981-1987
Clackamas County Commissioner 1987-1996
Member, United States House of Representatives 1997-2009

Deborah Kafoury
Oregon State Representative 1999-2004
Multnomah County Commissioner 2009-2013
Chair, Multnomah County Commission 2014-present

Betsy Johnson
Oregon State Representative 2001-2007
Oregon State Senator, 2007-present

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About the Oregon Historical Society
Since 1898, the Society has served as Oregon's primary research collection and museum about Oregon history. OHS has an extensive collection of historical pieces, including over 85,000 artifacts and 3 million photographs and films. It safeguards and presents Oregon's history through a museum, research library, academic journal, educational programs, and digital content.


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UPDATE: Bomb Squad Responding to Vehicle Explosion in Southwest Portland - No Injuries
Portland Police Bureau - 10/15/14
The lockdown has been lifted at Markham Elementary School and students have been released to parents.

Portland Police and Portland Fire Arson Investigators are working with Bomb Techs to process the scene and collect evidence.

Investigators have learned that a small explosive device detonated and damaged two vehicles in the parking lot of an apartment complex next to Markham Elementary School. Investigators are working to determine if the device was contained inside a vehicle or near parked vehicles and why it exploded.

Investigators would like to hear from anyone with information about this incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Arson Detective Joe Luiz at (503) 823-3408, joseph.luiz@portlandoregon.gov; or, Investigator Rick McGraw at (503) 823-3797, rick.mcgraw@portlandoregon.gov.

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The Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit is responding to the 10600 block of Southwest Capitol Highway on the report of a small explosion in a vehicle.

There are no injuries and it is not known what caused the explosion.

The neighboring elementary school, Markham School, is in a precautionary lockdown and all students are safe.

Area traffic may be affected as the investigation develops.

Updates will be provided when they are available.

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National Park Service Announces the Purchase of a DeHavilland DH-4 Biplane for Exhibit at Pearson Air Museum
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - 10/15/14
VANCOUVER, WA--The National Park Service at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is pleased to announce the purchase of an extremely rare 1919 DeHavilland DH-4B "Liberty" biplane for exhibit at the national park's Pearson Air Museum and Jack Murdock Aviation Center.

A contract was signed on September 5 between the National Park Service and Century Aviation of Wenatchee, Washington, for the purchase and restoration of a DH-4B airframe from their collection. The project will restore the airframe to a static condition, using original and replacement parts, along with original construction techniques. A mixture of appropriated NPS and donated funds were used for this purchase. A future contract will be necessary to install the skin and repaint the aircraft, with an expected delivery date in 2016.

The airplane's paint scheme will replicate that of the Liberty flown by Lt. Oakley Kelly, the first Commanding Officer of the Army Air Service's 321st Observation Squadron, which was based at Pearson Field from 1923 to 1941. Famously, Kelly flew his Liberty aircraft in an impromptu race at Pearson Field against a Ryan M-1 single wing mail plane in 1926, and also used it to pilot Oregon Trail pioneer Ezra Meeker back over the his migration route to Dayton, Ohio in 1924.

"We are absolutely thrilled to be working with Century Aviation to return a DH-4 Liberty to Pearson Field for display at Pearson Air Museum," said Pearson Air Museum Manager Dr. Bob Cromwell. "There hasn't been a DH-4 Liberty based here since at least 1927, and it is a key aircraft when discussing the early Army aviation period at Pearson Field in the 1920s."

"Pearson Air Museum will be the perfect home for this restored DH-4B Liberty," said Mark Smith of Century Aviation. "We know the National Park Service will not only display and care for this important aviation artifact, but they will use it to interpret the incredible aviation history of Fort Vancouver and Pearson Field." Century Aviation specializes in the restoration, manufacture, and transportation of historic airplanes for use in museums, and are well known for directing the move of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" from Long Beach, California, to the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon. Century Aviation also has a lot of experience with the DH-4 Liberty, and has restored six DH-4s in the past.

The National Park Service will work with Century Aviation during the contract period to develop interpretive panels from restoration progress reports to keep the visiting public briefed on the project. When completed, the airplane will be one of the signature objects on display at the museum.

"The National Park Service has been working hard to replace and revamp the exhibits at Pearson Air Museum, and the purchase of this DH-4B Liberty shows our long-term commitment to managing the facility," said Tracy Fortmann, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Superintendent. "This is not our first addition to the collection for Pearson Air Museum, and it certainly won't be our last" she added.

Over 4,800 DH-4 Liberties were constructed in the United States from 1917 to 1923, and the design was the only American-built aircraft to enter combat during World War I. The ravages of time have reduced the numbers of intact American-built Liberties to probably fewer than 20, with only five currently on the Federal Aviation Administration registry approved for flight. The airplane was originally designed by British engineer Geoffrey DeHavilland as a light bomber, and British forces flew them into combat starting in 1916. American firms, including Dayton Wright Aviation Company, Fisher Body Corporation, and Standard Aircraft Corporation, built them under an agreement with DeHavilland, from ca. 1917-1922.

The National Park Service is also pleased to announce the arrival of a late-1930s period Pratt & Whitney R-985 aircraft engine on loan from the National Museum of the Marine Corps. This engine will be on exhibit to help interpret the late 1930s aviation history revolving around the Army Air Corps 321st Observation Squadron.

BACKGROUND
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, a unit of the National Park Service, is the heart of the Vancouver National Historic Reserve. The Vancouver National Historic Reserve brings together a national park, a premier archaeological site, the region's first military post, an international fur trade emporium, one of the oldest operating airfields, the first national historic site west of the Mississippi River, and a waterfront trail and environmental center on the banks of the Columbia River. The partners of the Reserve teach visitors about the fur trade, early military life, natural history, and pioneers in aviation, all within the context of Vancouver's role in regional and national development. The Reserve's vast array of public programs -- including living history events, cultural demonstrations, exhibits, active archaeology, and other special events and activities -- create a dynamic, fun, and unique tourist destination for people of all ages.
Port of Vancouver USA approves sale of 9.6 acres to steel manufacturer Maruichi Northwest
Port of Vancouver - 10/15/14
VANCOUVER, Wash. - An advanced manufacturing facility is poised to be the first development in the Port of Vancouver USA's Centennial Industrial Park (CIP), a prime light-industrial site in southwestern Clark County.

The port's Board of Commissioners approved the sale of 9.6 acres in CIP to Maruichi Northwest in its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, Oct. 14.

Maruichi Northwest, a subsidiary of Maruichi American Corporation, plans to invest more than $30 million in land, facilities and equipment for a structural steel tubing mill. It expects to initially hire 20 to 25 workers to manufacture structural and ornamental steel components.

Sale vs. lease
It's rare for the Port of Vancouver to sell property. The decision to sell is made only after careful consideration and preservation of public interest in the property. Through contract conditions, the port has the ability to repurchase the property from Maruichi should any of the following occur:
* Construction does not begin within 12 months or operations within 24 months;
* Minimum employment levels are not maintained;
* Operations on the property cease;
* The property is offered for sale.

The last time the port sold property was in 2010, when Farwest Steel purchased 17.5 acres near Terminal 4. Farwest built a steel fabrication, treatment and distribution facility on the property, investing more than $25 million and bringing 228 jobs to Clark County.

Maruichi's planned investment has similar benefits to the port and community. The company further diversifies the port's metals/steel business cluster, and plans to build a clean, state-of-the-industry manufacturing facility and create up to 50 new jobs.

"It makes a lot of sense for Maruichi to locate at the Port of Vancouver," said port CEO Todd Coleman. "Farwest and Genie are big local customers, we're looking at an estimated 5,900 hours of longshore labor on the docks per year, and we've also talked about working with existing tenants like TriStar Transload to meet Maruichi's rail loading needs. It's a smart move all around."

"(Maruichi) has been thinking about this Northwest operation for a long time, I would say more than 10 years," said Maruichi American Corporation president Sho Morita. "It wasn't a question of if, it was a question of where, because the time has come.

"This is a great, exciting moment for us at Maruichi, and I believe and hope it could be a great opportunity for the local community, as well."

The port and Maruichi will begin the process of selling and developing the property this fall. Facility construction is expected to begin in spring 2015, with full completion and operation expected in late 2015 or early 2016.

Business synergies
Metals are big business in the Portland/Vancouver metro area, which is home to giants such as Metro Metals NW and Schnitzer Steel. The Port of Vancouver's metals/steel business cluster includes Farwest Steel, Bowers Steel/DCB Industries, Sapa Profiles and Pacific Coast Shredding.

Business synergies encourage local and regional economic growth by attracting similar and complementary businesses as well as the elements that support those businesses: suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, academics and others. Regional examples include high-tech industries in Seattle and athletic/outdoor industries in Portland, Oregon.

Business synergies at the Port of Vancouver include agricultural (e.g. Northwest Packing, United Grain Corporation), mineral (e.g. Glacier Northwest-CalPortland, Kinder Morgan) and energy (e.g. NGL Energy, Tesoro).

Centennial Industrial Park
Ideal for light industry, advanced manufacturing and supply chain support, the 108-acre Centennial Industrial Park features 58 shovel-ready acres and 50 adjacent acres for future development. CIP was made possible by $5.7 million grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce's Jobs Now Act 2012, which allowed the Port of Vancouver to move forward with infrastructure improvements.


Attached Media Files: 2014-10/1489/78808/101514_Maruichi_sale_approved.pdf
Vancouver mayor boycotts prayer breakfast (Photo)
City of Vancouver - 10/15/14
Vancouver Mayor Timothy J. Leavitt
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Vancouver, Wash. - Today, Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt announced he would boycott the 2014 Clark County Mayor and Civic Leaders Prayer Breakfast, scheduled for 7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17 at the Hilton.

"The purpose of the prayer breakfast is to bring together people of many different faiths and religions to pray for, honor and encourage military personnel, public safety first responders, civic leaders and others who serve our community - and that is an effort that I do support," said Leavitt. "In fact, the vision of the breakfast is 'Inspiring Clark County residents to honor, encourage and support each other.' But, it is apparent to me that the values and beliefs of the keynote speaker are not consistent with the original vision of this event. In fact, I'm certain that Lt. General Boykin's position on a number of social, political and religious issues does not at all reflect the values of acceptance, tolerance and compassion our community strives for."

When information about this year's speaker, retired Lt. Gen. William G. "Jerry" Boykin, began circulating earlier this week, Leavitt said that he intended to honor his commitment to host the event, but did not intend to stay for the presentation. However, after personally researching and reviewing Boykin's previous public statements, Leavitt strengthened his stance.

"I respect and commend the lieutenant general for his service to our country," said Leavitt. "However, I can't condone extremist values through my attendance and participation at the breakfast. Vancouver prides itself on being a welcoming community for all faiths, cultures and belief systems. Frankly, I'm stunned that the event planning committee, when given the option to correct a poor decision, chose to keep the invitation to Boykin. I encourage others, including the event sponsors, to carefully consider their attendance and support."

The annual prayer breakfast is organized by a group of civic and religious organizations led by the Full Gospel Men's Fellowship in America. The host duties for the event rotate among the mayors of Clark County's cities and this year was Leavitt's turn to host. The City of Vancouver does not sponsor or organize the event.

Additionally, Clark/Vancouver Television (CVTV) was erroneously listed on the prayer breakfast website as a sponsor of the event. The prayer breakfast organizers hired CVTV to tape and broadcast the event, but CVTV is not a sponsor.

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Attached Media Files: Vancouver Mayor Timothy J. Leavitt
Camas High School Choirs present An Evening on Broadway
Camas Sch. Dist. - 10/15/14
Students of Camas High School's award-winning drama and music departments will be performing popular selections from Broadway musicals in their second annual Evening on Broadway on Monday, October 27, at 7 PM. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the box office, which opens at 6 PM. This year's blockbuster sequel brings more choreography, costumes, and songs from America's favorite shows.
Local Flooding Caused by Leaves
City of Salem - 10/15/14
Salem Public Works Dispatch has received approximately 20 calls related to intersection flooding this morning. Crews responded to and addressed all reported issues.

Leaves are starting to fall and the combination of fallen leaves and rain leads to clogged storm drains and local street flooding. Salem's street sweepers are running around the clock. Last year during the fall season, the City's street sweeping program collected more than 4,700 cubic yards of leaves, or the equivalent of 470 dump trucks, while clearing the streets of leaf debris.

Residents can lend a hand in preventing local flooding by adopting a storm drain and keeping it clear of leaves. If you see leaves accumulate in your neighborhood storm drain, follow these steps to help keep the drains clear:

1. Grab a rake, gloves, boots, and a bin or bag to collect the leaves.

2. Rake leaves off the storm drain and put them into your yard waste bin, compost pile, or bag them for later disposal. The City's Fall Leaf Haul is scheduled for December 6, 2014.

Remember to keep safety in mind: never remove the storm drain cover and be sure to remain on the curb when collecting leaves. If standing water persists after debris has been removed, call City of Salem Public Works Dispatch at 503-588-6333.
MEDIA AVAILABILITY TODAY: State, county public health officials discuss Ebola
Oregon Health Authority - 10/15/14
October 15, 2014

What: State and county public health physicians will answer questions about the ongoing Ebola situation.

When: TODAY, October 15, 2:30 p.m.

Where: Portland State Office Building, 1-D, 800 NE Oregon St.

Who:
* Paul Cieslak, MD
Medical Director, Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention
Public Health Division, Oregon Health Authority

* Paul Lewis, MD
Health Officer
Multnomah County Health Department

Details: Information about Ebola, as well as links to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pages about the disease, are available at https://public.health.oregon.gov/DiseasesConditions/DiseasesAZ/Pages/disease.aspx?did=128.

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Symposium on racial coalition marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act
WSU Vancouver - 10/15/14
VANCOUVER, Wash. - Washington State University Vancouver will observe the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Summer of 1964 and the Civil Rights Act with a two-day symposium, "The Power of Racial Coalition," on campus Oct. 29 - 30. Participants will explore the value of interracial unity, coalition building, political education and activism.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature film footage, lectures and panel discussions. The Rev. Dr. Donald Matthews, author of "Honoring the Ancestor" and other books, will be the keynote speaker on Oct. 30.

Following are highlights of the two-day event:

Part 1: Recalling the Power of Racial Coalition
4 - 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29
Dengerink Administration Building, Room 110
Through film footage and discussion, this event will focus on coalition building and activism, centering on Freedom Summer of 1964. The Civil Rights Act was established on July 2 of that year. With white youth and black organizers joining in the cause, the coalition registered voters, established Freedom Schools and drew attention to violence and murders taking place in the Jim Crow South.

Part 2: Racial Coalition in 2014?
Noon - 2:30 p.m. Oct. 30
Dengerink Administration Building, Room 110
Matthews, a scholar of religion and black studies, will discuss the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's vision of a "beloved community." Panelists will include representatives from the Vancouver and Portland NAACP, Urban League and WSU Vancouver.

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 $3.

WSU Vancouver is celebrating 25 years of creating access to higher education in Southwest Washington. For 25 years, students have chosen WSU Vancouver for its scenic campus, small classes, close personal attention, topnotch faculty, accessible location and reasonable costs. Here, students gain much more than a degree--they gain a brighter future.

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SWWDC and Partners Receive $8.45 Million to Train 1,000 Long-Term Unemployed and Veterans
SW Wash Workforce Development Council - 10/15/14
Vancouver, Wash. (October 15, 2014) - The Southwest Washington/Portland Metro Area will receive nearly $8.5 million to train 850 long-term unemployed individuals and 150 veterans for jobs in manufacturing and information technology.

The grant proposal, a collaboration between the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council (SWWDC), Worksystems, Inc. and the Workforce Investment Council of Clackamas County is one of only three grants awarded nationally that cover more than one state. A total of 23 grants were awarded.

"By continuing to work closely with our Portland-based partners, we are able to bring valuable resources into our community," said SWWDC Chief Executive Officer Jeanne Bennett. "In this case, manufacturing and IT companies will benefit from a skilled-up workforce and local residents will meet the demand for local jobs. Ideally, this will lead to business growth and more jobs in Southwest Washington."

Southwest Washington will receive $1,890,800 to assist a minimum of 240 residents who have experienced long periods of unemployment.

The three-year grant will provide needs and skills assessments, job placement services, coaching, work-based training (on-the-job training, supported work experience, internships), and short-term intensive skills training for individuals in Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties. Participants may also receive financial counseling, child-care support, health care and other supporter services to help them focus on finding a job.

The grant is part of $169,771,960 in Ready to Work grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor to expedite the employment of Americans struggling with long-term unemployment.

Individuals looking for jobs should contact WorkSource in Clark County at 360-735-5000 and in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties at 360-577-2250 to learn about no-cost programs that will help them gain the necessary skills to be competitive in today's job market.

Businesses looking for employees can contact Darcy Hoffman at the Vancouver WorkSource office at 360-735-5038 or dhoffman@esd.wa.gov or Tina Cruz at the Kelso WorkSource office at 360-578-4254 or tcruz@esd.wa.gov for no-cost assistance writing job descriptions, posting job openings and screening candidates.


About the Workforce Boards:

The Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council (SWWDC), a nonprofit organization founded in 2002, is the Workforce Investment Board (WIB) for Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties. SWWDC brings together funding, state agencies, local service providers, colleges and community organizations to provide employment and training services to businesses, job seekers and youth. Learn more at www.swwdc.org.

Worksystems, Inc. (www.worksystems.org) is a nonprofit agency that accelerates economic growth in the City of Portland, Multnomah and Washington counties by pursuing and investing resources to improve the quality of the workforce. We design and coordinate workforce development programs and services delivered through a network of local partners to help people get the skills, training and education they need to go to work or to advance in their careers. Our partners include employers, labor groups, government, community colleges, high schools, community-based and economic development organizations.

The Workforce Investment Council is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a strong workforce in Clackamas County. Through public-private partnerships, we attract funding to help local businesses proactively address a key challenge to their success--a skilled, competitive workforce. For more information, visit http://www.wicco.org.

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Portland Water Bureau reopens northbound traffic lanes on SE 162nd Avenue at SE Division Street
Portland Water Bureau - 10/15/14
The contractor for the Portland Water Bureau has completed the installation of a large water pipe vault under SE 162th Avenue at SE Division Street. The northbound lanes from SE Division Street are now open to all traffic.

The underground work required that all northbound lanes on SE 162nd Avenue from
SE Division Street be closed for six months.

The contactor has moved the work zone south to SE 162nd Avenue at SE Rhone Street, where pipe connection work will occur inside an existing water vault. This work will impact a short section of one northbound traffic lane, which will be coned around the work zone.

At the end of each work day, the lane will be steel sheeted and reopened. Typically, work hours are 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. This vault work is scheduled to take six to eight weeks to complete.

The vault work is part of the improvements required to connect the city's new second Powell Butte reservoir to the water system.

For more project information, visit portlandonline.com/water and click on the Powell Butte Reservoir 2 Project link.
Free Child Safety Seat Clinic
Beaverton Police Dept. - 10/15/14
The Beaverton Police Department in a partnership with Safe Kids Washington County and Kuni Collision Center will be conducting a free child car seat clinic on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Kuni Collision Center located at 3725 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005. The clinic will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This clinic is designed to teach parents and caregivers how to properly install and use a child safety seat. A properly installed and used child safety seat will greatly decrease the chance of your child sustaining a serious or life threating injury during a motor vehicle crash.

One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Each year thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. The proper use of car seats helps keep children safe. But with so many different car seats on the market, it's no wonder parents find this overwhelming.

The type of car seat your child needs depends on several things, including your child's age, size and the type of vehicle you have. It is important that you read the owner's manual for your vehicle and the instructions that came with the car seat you purchased.

The best car seat is the one that you will use properly. This is what we hope to teach you when you come to one of our car seat clinics. The uses of safety belts and child safety seats have been proven to greatly reduce your chances of sustaining serious injuries during a motor vehicle crash.

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.
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K9 Deputy Hondo Retires (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 10/15/14
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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports that after a long, nearly nine year career with the Linn County Sheriff's Office, K9 Deputy Hondo will be hanging up his leash to live a leisurely life of retirement.

During Hondo's entire career, he was partnered with Deputy John Trenary. As you can imagine, the bond between Deputy Trenary and Hondo was very strong making the two inseparable. Hondo was deployed over 500 times in his career and is credited with finding over 185 pounds of illegal drugs (marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine) with a total "street value" of approximately $750,000.

Alerts from Hondo also lead to the location and seizure of nearly 700 pieces of drug paraphernalia, over 100 items of MDMA and prescription controlled substances comingled with illegal drugs, and over $126,000 in currency from drug sales proceeds.

The children who swarmed around Hondo at school presentations and public appearances loved him. His friendly, happy demeanor made Hondo an incredibly effective ambassador to the Linn County community; humanizing our Office to the citizens we serve.

Unfortunately, Hondo's arthritis is preventing him from continuing his career. Medically, he is no longer suited for law enforcement. Though his back might be failing, his spirit is just as energetic and fun loving as ever. Hondo has certainly earned an extravagant retirement of table scraps, belly rubs, and lounging with his family.


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Presidential search committee membership announced for Western Oregon University
Western Oregon University - 10/15/14
The State Board of Higher Education (OSBHE) and Western Oregon University (WOU) have announced membership of the search committee to assist in the search for WOU's next president. The next president, who will replace retiring WOU president Mark Weiss, is slated to start July 1, 2015 at the same time the inaugural WOU Board of Trustees will assume authority over the university.

Witt/Kieffer has been selected as the search firm to support WOU and the Oregon State Board of Higher Education (OSBHE) throughout this process. Information about the search process can be found at wou.edu/presidentialsearch.

"My appreciation goes out to the members of this committee, who represent the varied perspectives and strengths found within the WOU community as well as Oregon," said Jim Francesconi, chair of the search committee and representative from the Oregon State Board of Higher Education. "WOU brings great value to our state and the committee recognizes that the next president must be a strong, visionary leader who will lead the university in its continued growth and continue the excellent work achieved during Weiss' tenure."

The search committee includes members from the current OSBHE and WOU's inaugural board of trustees to ensure involvement of current and future governance groups on the committee. Committee members also represent constituencies across campus, the community and WOU alumni.

Presidential search committee membership:
* Jim Francesconi (committee chair), OSBHE member and vice president of MODAHealth
* Dr. Ed Ray, Oregon State University president
* Dr. Emily Plec, head, Communications Studies Department
* Eric Bruce, instructor, Division of Health and Physical Education
* Robert Monge, instruction and outreach librarian
* Dr. Cornelia Paraskevas, professor of linguistics*
* Tina Fuchs, dean of students
* Kimber Townsend, research analyst, College of Education
* Corbin Garner, Associated Students of Western Oregon University president
* Dr. Susanne Monahan, dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
* Darin Silbernagel, director, business affairs
* Paul Kyllo, president, WOU Alumni Association
* Dr. John Minahan, former president of WOU*
* Jim Baumgartner, president, WOU Foundation Board*
* Jaime Arredando, secretary-treasurer, Oregon's Farmworker Union (Pineros Campesinos Unidoes del Noroeste)*
* Dr. Salam Noor, director of academic planning and policy for the Higher Education Coordinating Commission, effective November 2014
* Cec Koontz, business manager, Central School District*

*members of WOU's board of trustees

About WOU
Western Oregon University (WOU), founded in 1856 and located in Monmouth, is Oregon's oldest public university. The university has received national recognition for excellence for its focus on student learning and success by the Education Trust, US. News and World Report, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, National Association of Academic Advisors, and Parade Magazine. In 2010 WOU was recognized by the Education Trust as being the top university in America at eliminating the Latino graduation gap. WOU is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

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Upcoming patron tour to feature Fruit Valley Community Learning Center and Peter S. Ogden Elementary School
Vancouver Sch. Dist. - 10/15/14
On Friday, Nov. 7, Vancouver Public Schools Superintendent Steve Webb will host his first patron tour of the 2014-2015 school year. The tour will provide an in-depth look at the dynamic learning opportunities at Fruit Valley Community Learning Center and Peter S. Ogden Elementary School.

Both schools will showcase applications of the district's strategic plan, Design II, and commitment to preparing students for college, careers and life.

The tour of Fruit Valley Community Learning Center will highlight its Family-Community Resource Center, community partnerships and full-day kindergarten program.

At Ogden, visitors will learn how an elementary school creates a culture of respect and caring by implementing clear behavioral expectations, bullying-prevention programs, social-emotional learning and academic interventions that increase student engagement and build positive relationships among students and staff.

The free tour will begin and end at the Bates Center for Educational Leadership, 2921 Falk Rd. The tour starts at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 1 p.m. After visiting Fruit Valley and Ogden, guests have the option of enjoying a student musical performance and a delicious lunch prepared by culinary arts students. Lunch is available for $4 per person.

Everyone is welcome, but space is limited. Visit www.vansd.org/PatronTours or contact Sue Knable at 360-313-4720 to sign up.
Marine Board to Meet in Astoria October 22
Oregon Marine Board - 10/15/14
The Oregon State Marine Board will hold their quarterly Board meeting beginning at
9 a.m. at the Barbey Maritime Center, 2042 Marine Drive in Astoria, on October 22.

The Board will consider a citizen petition requesting the initiation of rulemaking to prohibit the use of personal watercraft within the estuary of the Salmon River in Lincoln County. The Board may choose to open the rulemaking process, reject the petition, or other take other action.

Other agenda items include the following:
* Smoke detectors on vessels
* Staff program reports
* Clean Vessel Act Program Grants
* Consider a new agency logo concept

The meeting is being held in a facility that is accessible for persons with disabilities. For a communication aid request or agenda questions, please contact June LeTarte, Executive Assistant,at 503-378-2617 by Monday, October 20. The Board will accept Public Comment during the designated period at the start of the meeting.

The meeting agenda and staff reports can be downloaded from http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/Pages/admin/members.aspx.
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Salem Police Seek Public Assistance In Locating Missing Juvenile (Photo)
Salem Police Dept. - 10/15/14
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"Chloe Nelson has been located safe in California and is currently being reunited with her family. It appears as though her disappearance was staged, and the investigation is continuing."



Salem Police Detectives are asking for assistance from the public in locating a 14-year old female who is missing from her residence in South Salem.

Chloe Olivia Nelson, at 14-year old white female juvenile, was discovered missing from her residence at approximately 6:00 am on October 14. It is believed that she left of her own accord, but her disappearance is highly unusual. Chloe is described as being approximately 5'04 tall, with a medium build, long brown hair and possibly in possession of a green backpack.

A missing person report has been taken by the Salem Police Department and Chloe's information has been entered into appropriate law enforcement databases. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Salem Police Department at 503-588-6123.

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Dave Stuckey named Oregon Military Department Interagency Director upon announcement of Dave Ferre retirement
Oregon Military Department - 10/15/14
SALEM, Oregon -- Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, Adjutant General, Oregon, in coordination with the Oregon Governor's office, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Stuckey as the Oregon Military Department's (OMD) Interagency Director, effective Feb. 1, 2015.

Stuckey, who is currently the Director of Oregon's Office of Emergency Management (OEM), is scheduled to replace Dave Ferre, who has announced his retirement.

"Dave Ferre's vast amount of interagency experience and background as an exceptional leader was instrumental to the success of our organization," said Maj. Gen. Daniel Hokanson. "We thank him for a career of contributions and life-long sacrifice to his state and nation, and look forward to David Stuckey's knowledge, experience, and leadership as our new Interagency Director."

The search to fill the position of OEM Director will be an open competitive application process. The selected candidate will work directly with Stuckey through the end of 2014 to ensure a smooth transition.

Ferre has more than 30 years of collective experience as a state employee beginning as an Oregon State Trooper in 1976. He has held various positions in state government to include acting OMD State Personnel director, OMD State Financial manager/comptroller, OMD Installations director and director of Service Member and Family Support.

To complement his long state service, Ferre has had a successful parallel military career. He served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force, beginning in 1975. He transferred to the Air Reserve in 1976, and joined the Oregon Air National Guard in 1981. Ferre served as a weapons controller and disaster preparedness officer, and eventually as director of operations and the unit commander for the 104th Air Control Squadron.

After serving a number of command positions throughout the Oregon Air National Guard, to include the plans and programs officer, executive officer for the 142nd Fighter Wing, and 142nd Mission Support Group commander, Ferre was appointed as the Oregon Combat Operations Group commander. In August 2005, Ferre was appointed the United States Property and Fiscal Officer for Oregon (appointed by the Chief of National Guard Bureau). He retired from the military as a colonel in December 2011.

Stuckey has a long and established career in the military and emergency management. He served as deputy director of the Oregon Office of Emergency Management from April 2010 to June 2012. During that time, he was part of three presidential declarations and multiple emergency response activation.

Stuckey was instrumental in responding to the 2011 Oregon floods and was the Governor's authorized representative and State coordinating officer in response to the tsunami resulting from the Japanese earthquake, which occurred March 11, 2011.

The mission of the Oregon Office of Emergency Management is to maintain emergency response and recovery activities with the state and local emergency services agencies and organizations.
National Survey by the Center for Public Advocacy at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Shows Chronic Pain is Creating an Epidemic of Addiction
Woloshin Communications - 10/15/14
PORTLAND, ORE. (October 15, 2014) - Americans with chronic pain say that current treatments using prescription painkillers do not work, leading to years of intense suffering, thoughts of suicide and often dependence on the medications, according to a new national survey sponsored by the Center for Public Advocacy at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

"Many people with chronic pain feel hopeless," said Dr. Peter Przekop, a leading U.S. chronic pain and addiction treatment expert who treats patients at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California. "The pain seems unending, traditional treatment often leads to drug addiction, and many wonder if life is worth living."


Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation survey, "Chronic Pain in America: Consequences, Addiction and Treatment." Conducted
in 2014 by Q Market Research, Eagan, Minnesota, with responses from 1,009 Americans with chronic pain, giving the
results a 95% confidence level with a margin of error of ± 3.0%.

The 100 million Americans who suffer from chronic pain do so at a cost of around $600 billion a year in medical treatments and lost productivity.1

Oregon now leads the nation in the abuse of painkillers.

Between 2000 and 2012, more than 4,000 Oregonians died from drug abuse.

* Oregon's death rate from opioid overdose quadrupled.

* Oregon's death rate from heroin overdose tripled.


The survey reveals that nearly eight of 10 (79.5%) of those being medicated for their pain would be willing to reduce or eliminate their current medications and try an alternative treatment for their chronic pain.


Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation survey, "Chronic Pain in America: Consequences, Addiction and Treatment." Conducted in 2014 by Q Market Research, Eagan, Minnesota, with responses from 1,009 Americans with chronic pain, giving the results a 95% confidence level with a margin of error of ± 3.0%.

The Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage has a program that is unique in the country for chronic pain. In Oregon, Andrew Mendenhall, M.D, medical director of Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, at Beaverton, Oregon runs the chronic pain and opioid program. According to an outcome survey by the Betty Ford Center, some 73% of its patients are pain-free and drug-free a year after treatment.

"The medical system is too reliant on addictive drugs that don't work and lead to costly and long-term liabilities," said Dr. Przekop. "Truly this is a situation that needs new approaches."

Other highlights of the survey:

* Doctors are prescribing addictive medicines to people with a history of addiction.

* Nearly half of those surveyed (48.2%) take three or more pain medications.

* 50.4% experienced lost productivity at work

* 36.5% faced problems with family relationships

The survey, "Chronic Pain in America: Consequences, Treatments and Addiction," was conducted in July 2014 by Q Market Research with responses from 1,009 Americans with chronic pain, giving the results a 95% confidence level with a margin of error of ± 3.0%.

About the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. It is the nation's largest nonprofit treatment provider, with a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center. With 15 sites in California, Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Colorado and Texas, the Foundation offers prevention and recovery solutions nationwide and across the entire continuum of care to help youth and adults reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. It includes the largest recovery publishing house in the country, a fully accredited graduate school of addiction studies, an addiction research center, an education arm for medical professionals and a unique children's program, and is the nation's leader in advocacy and policy for treatment and recovery. Learn more at www.hazeldenbettyford.org.

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The Survey, "Chronic Pain in America: Consequences, Treatments and Addiction," was commissioned by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and conducted in July 2014 by Q Market Research, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 1,009 Americans with chronic pain completed the survey, from among an online panel of chronic pain sufferers, giving the results a 95% confidence level with a margin of error of ± 3.0%. Complete survey results are available at www.bettyfordcenter.org

1. Institute of Medicine, June 29, 2011. Committee chair Phillip Pizzo, MD, of Stanford University School of Medicine.
City streets and parks receiving accessibility and safety improvements (Photo)
City of Vancouver - 10/15/14
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Vancouver, Wash. - Starting in December, several streets and parks will be improved thanks to grant funding from the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

The City of Vancouver and the Neighborhood Traffic Safety Alliance will receive approximately $450,000 in CDBG funds for the following safety and accessibility improvements:

* Meadow Homes Park (4500 E. 18th St.): Install new playground equipment and lighting
* Marshall Park (1015 E. McLoughlin Blvd.): Replace the existing climbing structure
* Fruit Valley Park (3200 Fruit Valley Rd.): Install lighting
* Intersection of Evergreen Boulevard and C Street: Install audible crossing signals and replace portions of the sidewalk that do not meet ADA standards
* Pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements on 33rd Street, between St. Johns Boulevard and K Street:
- bicycle shared-lane or "sharrow" pavement markings between K and N streets
- striped 6-foot bike lanes between N Street and St. Johns Boulevard
- two pedestrian refuge islands at the P Street and X Street intersections
- realign the ADA ramp on the south east side of the P Street intersection

Construction will occur between December 2014 and June 2015.

For more information about the CDBG program, please visit www.cityofvancouver.us/cdbg. Questions about the individual projects can be directed to:

Park Projects: Terry Snyder, Vancouver Parks and Recreation, 360-487-8317, terry.snyder@cityofvancouver.us

Audible Crossing Signal Project: Jeffrey Herb, Public Works, 360-487-8177, jeffrey.herb@cityofvancouver.us

33rd Street Project: Leslie Degenhart, Public Works, 360-487- 7710, leslie.degenhart@cityofvancouver.us

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Attached Media Files: Photo of Fruit Valley Park at dusk
Amber alert issued for Vancouver boy (Update 3)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 10/15/14
*** UPDATE ***

At this time no charges are being filed against Alexey Voronenko in relation to this case.Vancouver Police detectives are continuing their investigation. No additional information is available.


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Early this morning, Deputies from the Hood County Sheriff's Office spotted Alexey's vehicle and located both Andrey and Alexey in a campground outside of Hood River. Both are safe.

Detectives from the Vancouver Police Department are in Hood River and are continuing the investigation.

Nothing further is available at this time and additional information will be released once it becomes available.


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Child located and is safe.
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Vancouver, Wash. - On October 14, 2014, at approximately 10:00 p.m., Vancouver Police issued an Amber Alert in an attempt to locate Andrey Voronenko, 10. Andrey's father, Alexey Voronenko, 38, picked him up from Mill Plain Elementary School in Vancouver, Wa around 2:30 p.m., Alexey Voronenko had previously been in jail in Texas for domestic violence and Andrey's mother fled with Andrey to Vancouver while Alexey was in jail.

Alexey has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and it is unknown if he uses drugs. Vancouver Police have concern for Andrey's welfare and safety.

Andrey Voronenko is 4'10", 70 lbs., brown hair, green eyes, last seen wearing a navy polo with pink stripes, grey pants and blue and grey tennis shoes, and a dark navy raincoat.

Alexey Voronenko is 6'2", 300 lbs., brown greying hair, blue eyes and has a mustache.

Alexey is believed to be driving a dark grey, four door, 2007 Honda Accord with tinted windows a sunroof, and Texas plates CKK3638

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Alexey or Andrey Voroneko should call 360-696-4461 or 911.
One Person Pulled from Residential Fire in Milwaukie *Update* (Photo)
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 10/15/14
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***Update***
Sadly, the victim who was pulled from Tuesday's residential fire in Milwaukie has died. The name of the victim is not available at this time pending family notification. Please remember to have a working smoke alarm on every level of your home and inside of the sleeping areas.
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Shortly before 5:00pm Firefighters were called to a report of a residential fire with a person trapped at 3830 SE Adams St. in Milwaukie. Crews arrived to find smoke coming from the house and were told by the home owner that his wife was still inside, unable to get out. Firefighters went into "Rescue Mode," to quickly search the home at which point they located the victim in a back bedroom. Crews were able to remove the victim from the back bedroom and out to a side lawn where medical care was rendered. The victim was transported to an area hospital in serious condition.

The house fire was initially noticed by a child returning from school who alerted his father that the neighbors house was on fire. The neighbor then called 911 to report the incident.
Fire Investigators are on scene and have determined that this fire was caused by cooking and combustibles too close to the stove. Damage amounts are not available at this time. Clackamas Fire would like to remind people to ensure that the work space around the stove is clear and to never leave combustible material on the stove.


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24-Year-Old Woman Indicted, Arrested on 93 Charges in West Coast Car Crushing Investigation (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/15/14
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On Tuesday October 14, 2014, a 24-year-old woman was arrested in connection with an auto theft investigation centering on West Coast Car Crushing and A1 Light Truck and Van Parts, both located in North Portland.

Andrea Nichole Schneider was arrested booked into the Multnomah County Jail after being indicted on 93 charges: Two (2) counts of Racketeering, 22 counts of Illegal Salvage, 23 counts of Theft in the First Degree, 23 counts of Unlawful Possession of a Motor Vehicle, and 23 counts of Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle.

Schneider will be arraigned on Wednesday.

During this investigation, the Portland Police Bureau and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office have arrested and/or indicted nearly three dozen people in connection with this investigation.

On April 8, 2014, investigators from the Portland Police Bureau served several search warrants in the Portland Metro area as part of an ongoing, significant auto theft investigation.

Search warrants were served at the following locations:

* 9609 North Columbia Boulevard (A1 Light Truck and Van Parts)

* 9101 North Columbia Boulevard (West Coast Car Crushing)

* 330 North Lotus Isle Drive

* 516 West Fourth Plain Boulevard (Vancouver, WA)

* 514 Northwest 40th Street (Vancouver, WA)

This large-scale auto theft investigation involved the Portland Police Bureau's North Precinct and Detective Division, the Oregon Department of Justice, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, the Oregon State Police, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the Oregon Department of Human Services, the Clark County (WA) Sheriff's Office, and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

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Amber alert issued for Vancouver boy (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 10/14/14
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Vancouver, Wash. - On October 14, 2014, at approximately 10:00 p.m., Vancouver Police issued an Amber Alert in an attempt to locate Andrey Voronenko, 10. Andrey's father, Alexey Voronenko, 38, picked him up from Mill Plain Elementary School in Vancouver, Wa around 2:30 p.m., Alexey Voronenko had previously been in jail in Texas for domestic violence and Andrey's mother fled with Andrey to Vancouver while Alexey was in jail.

Alexey has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and it is unknown if he uses drugs. Vancouver Police have concern for Andrey's welfare and safety.

Andrey Voronenko is 4'10", 70 lbs., brown hair, green eyes, last seen wearing a navy polo with pink stripes, grey pants, blue and grey tennis shoes, and a dark navy raincoat.

Alexey Voronenko is 6'2", 300 lbs., brown greying hair, blue eyes and has a mustache.

Alexey is believed to be driving a dark grey, four door, 2007 Honda Accord with tinted windows a sunroof, and Texas plates CKK3638

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Alexey or Andrey Voroneko should call 360-696-4461 or 911.


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Red Cross Responds to Damascus Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 10/14/14
Disaster Volunteers from the Red Cross assisted 2 adults affected by a single
family fire in the 17000 block of Tong Rd. In Damascus. The Red Cross provided food, clothing, comfort kits and information about disaster health and disaster mental health services.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit serves search warrant in drug dealing and distribution investigation
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/14/14
This evening, Tuesday October 14, 2014, at approximately 6:00 p.m. the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Special Investigation Unit (SIU) executed a search warrant at a residence located at 1912 SE 112th Ave. Portland, OR. The search warrant was served as part of a drug investigation into illegal drug dealing, distribution and manufacture of methamphetamine.

Three people were detained at the scene while MCSO SIU processed the search warrant. During the search investigators discovered and seized methamphetamine, drug packaging and scales, cash, marijuana, and evidence of manufacturing.

Alexander Barrington Rudine, Age 37, of Portland, OR was arrested and charged with Possession of Controlled Substance, Delivery of Controlled Substance, and Manufacture of Controlled Substance within 1000 feet of a school.

Morgan Amanda Clingings, Age 39, of Portland, OR was arrested on a felony outstanding warrant for burglary charges.

A third person was interviewed at the scene and released.

Alexander Rudine and Morgan Clingings were transported and lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Booking photos are available on our website at www.mcso.us

The investigation is continuing and more charges are expected. More information will be provided when available.
Red Cross First Aid/CPR Class Teaches Life-Saving Skills
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 10/14/14
Looking to learn life-saving skills? The American Red Cross is holding a First Aid/CPR/AED class from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20, at the Hood River Armory. The course teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, head and neck injuries, heat and cold emergencies, and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies for victims about 12 years and older. Successful students receive a certificate for Adult First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years. Class fee $70. Register by 12 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24, at www.redcross.org/takeaclass or 800-RED-CROSS.
Remote Locator assists deputies with stolen vehicle arrest
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 10/14/14
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports that on October 14, 2014, at 10:12 a.m. deputies recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested Sweet Home resident, Zachary Mitchell Johnson 21-years old and Stefani Michelle Brock 24-years old of Lebanon.

Deputies were advised by Sweet Home Police dispatch of a stolen vehicle which was just reported to the Sweet Home Police Department. Deputies were advised the stolen vehicle was a maroon 1992 Honda Accord which contained a personally owned remote locater device. Deputies were given a possible location of the stolen vehicle near Allbee Lane and Knox Butte road in Albany. Deputies located the vehicle turning west on Knox Butte road from Allbee Lane. Deputies stopped the vehicle on Knox Butte road, east of Harber road. The two occupants were arrested without incident.

Mr. Johnson was charged with Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, Criminal Mischief II, Theft II and Attempted Theft II. Ms. Brock, the operator, was charged with Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, Possession of less than 1oz. Marijuana and Driving while suspended. Both Mr. Johnson and Mrs. Brock were transported and lodged at the Linn County Jail.
County advisory group for state forestry to meet October 20 in Tillamook County
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 10/14/14
A group of county commissioners representing Oregon counties that, in the past, deeded forestland to the state for management will meet on Monday, October 20 in the Tillamook State Forest at the South Fork Forest Camp.

Items on the Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee's (FTLAC) agenda include an alternative forest management plan update and state forest-related bills for the 2015-2017 Oregon legislative session. The Department of State Lands' Elliott State Forest Alternative Project will also be discussed.

The meeting will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Fork Forest Camp, 48300 Wilson River Highway, Tillamook County.

FTLAC meetings are open to the public, and an opportunity for public comment will be provided at approximately 10 a.m.

To comply with facility public access and security standards, attendees are asked to e-mail Mary Schmelz at mschmelz@odf.state.or.us to RSVP. A form of valid photo identification is required to enter the meeting.

The FTLAC is a legally mandated committee of county commissioners representing counties that deeded lands to the state. The committee advises the Board of Forestry on matters in which counties may have a responsibility related to forestland managed by ODF.

Counties depend on revenue generated from management activities on these lands. The revenue is used primarily for local schools and also helps fund county government and local taxing districts.

The FTLAC is made up of seven members representing the 15 counties that have state forest land within their county boundaries. The trust counties include: Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Douglas, Josephine, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk, Tillamook and Washington.

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Homicide Update: Police Attempting to Locate Homicide Suspect Teddy Stivahtis Jr. Also Suspected In Recent Bank Robbery (Photo)
Gresham Police Dept - 10/14/14
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Gresham, Ore. - Gresham police detectives and the East County Major Crimes Team are attempting to locate Teddy Stivahtis Jr., 36, now considered a suspect in the Oct. 10 stabbing murder of Deanna Stivahtis. Teddy, who is Deanna's nephew, was seen driving Deanna's van away from her residence before her body was discovered. Teddy is described as a white male with hazel eyes and short brown hair. He is approximately 5-feet-9-inches tall and 165 pounds. The homicide investigation is ongoing. (Photograph of Teddy attached.)

On Oct. 13, 2014, Teddy used a demand note to rob a Chase Bank branch at the Fred Meyer, 1401 S.E. First Ave, Canby, Ore. He fled the area on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. Canby Police Department contacted Gresham detectives with the information and is working with the East County Major Crimes Team and FBI to apprehend Teddy.

Police warn Teddy should be considered armed and dangerous, asking the public to call 911 immediately if he is seen.

Deanna's 1998 dark green Dodge Caravan, with extensive damage on the passenger side, is still missing. If the vehicle is seen, police warn to call 911 immediately and not attempt to contact the occupants. If anybody has information regarding a possible location of Teddy or the vehicle, they are asked to call the Gresham Police Tip Line at 503.618.2719. Messages can be left anonymously.

There is no further information available at this time.


Attached Media Files: Stivahtis Jr.
Northwest Storm Goalball Team Places First at 2014 South Sound Throw Down (Photo)
Northwest Assn. for Blind Athletes - 10/14/14
Left to right: Sonja Steinbach (coach), Nov Gnik, Nathan Purcell, Gabe Markstrom
Left to right: Sonja Steinbach (coach), Nov Gnik, Nathan Purcell, Gabe Markstrom
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Billy Henry, Executive Director
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes
311 West Evergreen Blvd, Suite 200
Vancouver, Washington 98660
Local Phone: 1-360-448-7254
Toll Free: 1-800-880-9837
http://www.nwaba.org
bhenry@nwaba.org

Northwest Storm Goalball Team Places First at 2014 South Sound Throw Down

Vancouver, Washington--October 14th, 2014--The Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today the Northwest Storm Men's Goalball Team placed first at the 2014 South Sound Throw Down Goalball Tournament on October 11th and 12th in Tacoma, WA. The event attracted 12 teams from across the Northwest. It was hosted by Northwest Association for Blind Athletes and Metro Parks Tacoma Adaptive Recreation.

Goalball is a Paralympic sport played by individuals who are blind and visually impaired. Developed after WWII as a way to keep blinded veterans physically active, it has become the premiere team game for blind athletes. Played competitively by men and women, it is a very fast paced, physically challenging, strategic and exciting game.

"We would like to congratulate all of the athletes who helped the Storm take first place at the tournament last weekend. Opportunities like these are essential to building confidence, self -esteem, and physical fitness , all of which improve quality of life for individuals who are blind or visually impaired in our community. "said Co-Founder & Executive Director, Billy Henry.

The Northwest Storm is made up of individuals of all ages with visual impairments primarily from Clark County, WA. It is part of Northwest Association for Blind Athletes Sports Teams Program which has a goal of increasing the number of opportunities for people with visual impairments to participate in ongoing sports and physical fitness.

About NWABA:
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides programming to over 1,000 individuals of all ages and ability levels with visual impairments. The mission of NWABA is to provide life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind and visually impaired. The Association was formed by a group of visually impaired students in 2007 to ensure that people who are blind were participating in sports and physical activity.

For information: http://www.nwaba.org or
Contact: bhenry@nwaba.org
Phone: 1-360-448-7254

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Attached Media Files: Left to right: Sonja Steinbach (coach), Nov Gnik, Nathan Purcell, Gabe Markstrom
Update- lock down lifted Heritage High School on Lock down
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/14/14
UPDATE Nothing suspicious was located at the school. At 15:00 Hrs the school lock down was lifted and students are being released, parents wanting to pick up students may do so at the school. Major Crimes Detectives remain on scene and will be conduct an investigation to identify and apprehend the bomb threat hoax suspect.


about 13:00 Hrs today a phone call threatening a bomb threat was placed to a receptionist at the school. Per protocol the school was placed on lock down and law enforcement responded. At this time the students are sheltered in place while the building is being cleared and checked for any suspicious objects. The credibility of the threat is considered low, but caution requires activation on bomb threat protocols. Nothing further to release at this time.
City Of Beaverton's CERT Program Celebrates One Thousandth Member (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 10/14/14
CERT members put their skills to the test at the 2014 Disaster Exercise.
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On Oct. 18, the City of Beaverton's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) marks a milestone by commemorating its one thousandth member trained since the program started back in 2003.

"The CERT training program does an outstanding job providing volunteers with the skills and knowledge to help in the event of a city-wide emergency," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "It's inspiring that so many of our residents are willing to volunteer their time to help their neighbors."

Following the final exercise, the fall CERT class will take part in a graduation ceremony. Currently, the program boasts more than 400 members who remain actively involved or participate as a part of the CERT reserves.

CERT is about readiness and people helping people. The program focuses on rescuer safety as well as doing the greatest good for the greatest number of people (with available resources). During a disaster, it will take time for formal emergency services (i.e., police, fire, EMS) to reach all geographical areas of Beaverton. During that time, CERT members will have been mobilized to provide aid to residents.

The Beaverton CERT program offers free training sessions that give people the decision-making and physical skills to assist others in the event of an emergency. The city wants to continue to expand the number of members in the CERT program and is seeking more residents interested in participating. Those interested, can enroll for the spring session, which will begin in early March. Participants attend eight different classes once a week. Special arrangements for the basic CERT class can also be made for groups of 35 or more.

For more information on CERT, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov.

In late August, the city filed ballot measure 34-226 with the Washington County Elections Office to authorize bonds to rebuild the Griffith Drive building into a public safety center. If passed, the measure would enable the city to issue $35 million in general obligation bonds to repurpose the former city offices into a center that would remain operational in the event of a natural disaster. The public safety center would also consolidate police and all emergency management functions into one building. To find out more about the plan, visit www.RenewforOurBlue.com.

Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2014, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest. Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.

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

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Attached Media Files: CERT members put their skills to the test at the 2014 Disaster Exercise.
Metrics and Scoring Committee to meet October 17 in Wilsonville - NEW PUBLIC TESTIMONY TIME
Oregon Health Authority - 10/14/14
October 13, 2014

What: The Oregon Health Authority Metrics and Scoring Committee will meet in Wilsonville Friday, October 17. The primary focus of the meeting will be to select the benchmarks for 2015 coordinated care organization (CCO) incentive measures. Public testimony will be heard at 9:45 a.m.

When: Friday, October 17, 9 a.m. to noon

Where: Clackamas Community College Wilsonville Training Center, Room 211, 29353 SW Town Center Loop E, Wilsonville

Directions are available online at www.clackamas.edu/Wilsonville.

Interested persons can also join through a listen-only conference line at

1-888-808-6929, participant code 915042.

Agenda:

Select benchmarks for 2015

Committee meeting schedule

Public testimony

For more information, please visit the committee's website at www.oregon.gov/oha/Pages/metrix.aspx.

The meeting site is accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodation may request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations by calling the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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Harris Beach campground closed to improve drainage and access
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 10/14/14
Brookings, OR - The campground at Harris Beach State Park will be closed through Nov. 20 for projects to improve drainage and access. The day-use area will remain open, except for a 1-2 day closure for road repairs that has not yet been scheduled.

This preliminary phase of the project includes some paving work and replacement of several failing culverts in order to improve drainage in the parks. Improvements are scheduled to continue next fall and winter with projects to level parking pads and upgrade campsites utilities.

Tidewater Contractors, Inc. of Brookings was hired to do this portion of the project, which costs $200,700 and is funded by Oregon Lottery dollars dedicated to state parks.
Montavilla Neighborhood Tavern Robbed on Monday Evening
Portland Police Bureau - 10/14/14
On Monday October 13, 2014, at 6:47 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Top of the Hill Tavern, located at 9252 Northeast Glisan Street, on the report of an armed robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that two suspects entered the bar, armed with handguns, and demanded money from several customers.

After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money and property from customers, the suspects left the bar and were not seen again.

Several officers, including a Police K-9 Unit, searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects description.

The suspects are described as African American males in their 20s, one suspect was 5'6" tall and the other 5'8" tall. Both were described as wearing sports-type jerseys.

Investigators have not determined if this robbery is connected with similar incidents that were reported prior to and after this incident.

Anyone with information about this robbery or about the identity of the suspects is asked to contact Detective John Russell at (503) 823-0464 or john.russell@portlandoregon.gov.

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UPDATE #2-ARREST: SERT/CNT Responding to Assist North Precinct on an Armed Robbery Investigation in Cully Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 10/14/14
Robbery detectives booked 15-year-old Avarihae Keith Collins (pronounced Aver-Hey) for two counts of Robbery in the Second Degree and an outstanding probation violation. Collins was lodged at the Multnomah County Juvenile Detention Home.

Collins' name is being released because he is facing two Measure 11 charges.

Anyone with information about this robbery or about the identity of the second suspect is asked to contact Detective John Russell at (503) 823-0464 or john.russell@portlandoregon.gov.

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Officers arriving at the scene of the robbery were able to quickly arrest on of the suspects, a 15-year-old male. The second suspect ran into the neighborhood and was not seen again.

Due to the concern that this suspect may have been armed, SERT was activated and, along with several members of the K-9 Unit, conducted an extensive neighborhood search for the suspect.

After nearly five hours of searching, the suspect was not located and investigators believe he likely escaped the perimeter early in the investigation.

The suspect is described as an African American male in his late teens or early 20s.

Robbery detectives are continuing this investigation and no further updates are expected until at least Tuesday afternoon.

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The business involved is USA Gas, not USA Cash as initially listed.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to assist North Precinct officers on an armed robbery investigation in the Cully Neighborhood of Northeast Portland.

At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Monday October 14, 2014, North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at USA Gas, located at 4445 Northeast Cully Boulevard.

Nobody was injured during the robbery and investigators believe that a suspect may be hiding in the neighborhood after fleeing police.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

Anyone seeing suspicious activity in the neighborhood is asked to immediately call 9-1-1.

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Clark County Sheriff's Marine Patrol (Photo)
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/14/14
AIB Class
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Vancouver, WA - The Clark County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, will offer an Adventures in Boating education course for Washington and Oregon boaters seeking their boating education cards. This eight hour course will provide boaters the basics of safe boating that all recreational boaters should know. The course was developed specifically for the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and is taught by officers who are certified by the agency. An Oregon specific exam will be given for Oregon boaters seeking an Oregon card.
The date of the class is Saturday, October 25th and is held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Clark County Operations Center, 4700 NE 78th Street, Building B1 in Vancouver. Seating is limited and families are encouraged to attend. The course fee is $10 and the Adventures in Boating manual and exam will be provided at the class.
Beginning January 1st, 2015 all Washington boaters born on or after January 1st, 1955 are required to have the boating education card while operating vessels 15hp or greater on Washington waters. Boaters born before Jan. 1, 1955 are exempt from this law. Cards cost $10 and are good for a lifetime.
For more information about this class contact Deputy Todd Baker at (360) 397-2106 or by e-mail todd.baker@clark.wa.gov. To reserve your seat, please call (503) 799-5250 or (360) 256-2991. For information on the Mandatory Boating Safety Education Program, visit online at www.parks.wa.gov/boating


Attached Media Files: AIB Class
Portland Parks & Recreation Celebrates Native American Family Day (Photo)
Portland Parks & Recreation - 10/14/14
Photo: courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland, OR: Becky Archibald and Nahela Yazzie at the 2013 Native American Family Day
Photo: courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland, OR: Becky Archibald and Nahela Yazzie at the 2013 Native American Family Day
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Day-long Celebration on Saturday, November 1 in Conjunction with Native American Heritage Month

(Portland, OR) -
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) will host the fourth annual Native American Family Day and Marketplace at Mt. Scott Community Center on Saturday, November 1, 2014, from 10am-6pm.

The day-long event, free and open to all, is held during Native American Heritage Month to honor Native American heritage and culture. Native American Family Day features free swimming at the Mt Scott Community Center pool, family activities such as arts and crafts, fresh Native American food, jewelry (and other) vendors, and more.

WHAT: 4th Annual Native American Family Day and Marketplace, part of Native American Heritage Month
WHERE: Mt. Scott Community Center, 5530 SE 72nd Ave.
WHEN: Saturday, November 1, 2014. 10am-6pm

"It is a special time to celebrate Native American Family Day," says Portland Parks & Recreation Director Mike Abbaté. "This year, Portland Parks & Recreation has broken ground on K?unamokwst Park, which will be the first PP&R park to enjoy a name indigenous to the land it sits on.

"The name, which means 'together' in the Chinook-wawa language, fits well with Portland Parks & Recreation's values of inclusion, diversity, and fun for all ages. It is my hope that this year's Native American Family Day will bring us together and remind us to protect and enjoy the beauty of our city, its health and its wonderful diversity."

Other partners in Native American Family Day are
Bow and Arrow Culture Club
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Metro
Native American Rehabilitation Association
Native American Youth and Family Center
Portland Youth and Elders Council
PPS Title VII Indian Education
PSU Indigenous Nations Studies
Wisdom of the Elders


"Native American Family Day is a wonderful event to recognize the indigenous people of Portland," says Katy Holland, an education specialist with Confederated Tribes of Siletz. "It is tremendous that Portland Parks & Recreation continues to provide culturally relevant activities for the many Native American families who live here. Native American Family Day brings all our people together under one roof to share in PP&R's community center activities. It's also great to have the many organizations represented to showcase the services that are available to help our families and youth. We appreciate PP&R presenting Native American Family Day."

The 4th Annual Native American Family Day and Marketplace features
-Native American vendors
-Free swimming and roller skating
-Arts and crafts
-Indian tacos $5, Fry Bread $2 (to benefit the Bow and Arrow Culture Club and the Delta Park Pow Wow).

About Portland's Native American Community
Portland is home to the ninth largest Native American population in the United States. The city's urban Native community is descended from more than 380 tribes, and there are nine sovereign Native American nations located throughout Oregon. Each nation inhabits their own reservation and welcomes visitors in their own way, according to their respective customs and traditions. Source: Travel Portland


Attached Media Files: Photo: courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland, OR: Becky Archibald and Nahela Yazzie at the 2013 Native American Family Day
Great ShakeOut activities planned statewide Oct. 16
Oregon Office of Emergency Management - 10/14/14
More than 370,000 Oregonians will drop, cover, and hold on Oct. 16 at 10:16 a.m. The Great ShakeOut is a worldwide earthquake drill aimed at helping individuals prepare for an earthquake. Businesses, schools, individuals and state agencies throughout Oregon are scheduled to participate.

In conjunction with the Great ShakeOut, 150 of the state's top business leaders will take part in the 7x24 Preparedness Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 16 at Camp Withycombe, 15300 SE Minuteman Way, Clackamas, Ore. The Oregon Office of Emergency Management will brief executives on how to prepare for a Cascadia event and discus its direct impact on the business community.

"We will focus on our State's preparedness for a major earthquake and how we can work with businesses and community leaders to prepare organizations for a disaster," said Dave Stuckey, director, Oregon Office of Emergency Management.

Oregon is located in the Cascadia Subduction Zone, a 600 mile fault line stretching from British Columbia to California. Experts predict a major 9.0 or higher earthquake could strike our state within the next 50 years.

The ShakeOut provides an opportunity for individuals to practice what they would do in an earthquake. During the drill participants will drop, cover, and hold on under a desk or table for one minute just as they would do in a real earthquake. Interested media can view the drill at various locations on Oct. 16.

Portland Public Schools will participate in the Great ShakeOut. Media is welcome at Creston School, 4701 SE Bush St., Portland. The drill at Creston School will begin at 10:00 a.m.

The American Red Cross will hold the ShakeOut drill at 10:16 a.m. at their Portland headquarters at 3131 N Vancouver Ave, Portland. The American Red Cross is also sponsoring the "ShakeOut Selfie contest". Snap a shot of yourself taking part in the drill and post on Twitter and tag @RedCrossCascade using the hashtag #ShakeOutSelfie, and you will have a chance to win a free emergency kit.

While most will take part in the ShakeOut on Oct. 16, you can register now and pick a later date to fit your schedule, all registrations prior to Dec. 31 are eligible.

Register now for the Great ShakeOut at www.shakeout.org/oregon.

More information on the ShakeOut selfie contest can be found here: http://www.redcross.org/news/article/or/portland/Great-ShakeOut-Selfies-Contest-2014
22 Year Old Man Arrested For Having Sex With Juveniles (Photo)
Beaverton Police Dept. - 10/14/14
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On Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Nathan Tyler Corzine 22 years old from Beaverton was indicted by a grand jury for sex crimes related to five juvenile victims. The charges consist of rape 2, rape 3, sexual abuse 1, sexual abuse 2, sodomy 2, sodomy 3, and delivery of a controlled substance to a minor.

On September 3, 2014 a School Resource Officer was notified about Corzine who was reported to have been having sex with a 14 year old female. The officer started an investigation into this allegation and identified five female victims dating back to 2010 and the youngest was 13.

Corzine is currently in custody at the Washington County Jail on the above listed charges.

The Beaverton Police Department is concerned that there might be more victims of Corzine. If anyone has any information related to Corzine you are asked to call the Beaverton Police Department at (503) 629-0111.
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Residents Use Baseball Bat to Chase Away Burglar in Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood of Southeast Portland
Portland Police Bureau - 10/14/14
On Tuesday October 14, 2014, at 8:42 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 148th Avenue and Division Street on the report of someone with a baseball bat chasing a man on a bicycle.

Several officers arrived in the area and located the man with the bat, who told police he was chasing a burglar from his home.

The victim told officers that he awoke to find a burglar in his home in the 2600 block of Southeast 131st Avenue, and that he hit the suspect with baseball bat. The suspect ran from the home and the victim and his roommate chased him to the area of 148th and Division.

Officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects description.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s, 5'9" tall, 150 pounds, with a large nose and ears, last seen wearing a red t-shirt over a white t-shirt, khaki pants, a black hoody with a round logo, and black shoes with red laces.

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

Community members are encouraged to visit the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention page at http://www.portlandonline.com/oni/cp for crime prevention tips and resources.

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Media Advisory: Geology Rocks! Geologic Map Day Open House is Friday
Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries - 10/14/14
PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon geologists and cartographers will be on hand to talk rocks, maps, geologic hazards and more during a Geologic Map Day Open House Friday at the Nature of the Northwest Information Center. The event features hands-on geology activities, Q+A sessions, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the new Connected Systems of the Columbia River map poster, and "connected system" cupcakes.

WHAT: Geologic Map Day Open House. Full event schedule: http://bit.ly/mapday2014

WHEN: Friday, October 17, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Nature of the Northwest Information Center, 800 NE Oregon St, Suite 965, Portland

WHO: The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) is hosting the event in honor of Geologic Map Day, which is part of Earth Science Week 2014.
The City Of Beaverton Joins Partners in Diversity (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 10/14/14
Mayor Doyle speaks to community about the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Plan.
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In an effort to recruit diverse employees, the City of Beaverton has joined Partners in Diversity (PiD), a nonprofit organization affiliated with the Portland Business Alliance Charitable Institute.

Through its PiD membership, the city will be part of one of the strongest networks of professionals of color in the region. This means city employees can attend events and training sessions and learn how to attract and support a workforce that reflects Beaverton's diverse population. This partnership is another example of the city's efforts to be inclusive.

"By joining Partners in Diversity, we're demonstrating our commitment to support a diverse workplace," said Mayor Denny Doyle.

PiD's mission is to help employers in Oregon and SW Washington connect with new professionals of color in the area. The nonprofit organization helps facilitate relationships between job seekers and businesses by connecting them through a variety of networking events, social media, as well as resources on its website.

"We recognize that to effectively communicate with, understand, and serve our community, we must find a way to connect with all of the community," said Alexis Ball, ethnic outreach coordinator. "There is a tremendous amount of talent and productivity that we lose when we don't effectively engage underrepresented communities. This partnership offers us an important way to do so."

PiD holds programs to help organizations recruit, support, and retain professionals of color. "Say Hey" is Pid's signature event that connects new professionals of color with established community leaders, public sector employers and other local organizations. It also hosts the Breakfast of Champions, which is an open forum for human relations and diversity practitioners to exchange strategies on diversifying their workforce.

For more information on the organization, please visit www.PartnersinDiversity.org.

Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2014, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest. Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, was named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and was recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.

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

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Attached Media Files: Mayor Doyle speaks to community about the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Plan.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oregon September 2014 Statewide Unemployment Rate Release
Oregon Employment Dept. - 10/14/14
Oregon's Unemployment Rate was Unchanged at 7.1 Percent in September, as Jobs Declined 300

Oregon's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.1 percent in September, the same as the revised August rate of 7.1 percent. The August preliminary rate was originally reported as 7.2 percent.

Oregon's unemployment rate has been near 7.0 percent throughout the year, with the rate staying between 6.8 percent and 7.1 percent during each of the past 10 months.

In September, Oregon's unemployment rate was above the U.S. unemployment rate of 5.9 percent.

Oregon's labor force expanded rapidly in recent months. The seasonally adjusted civilian labor force, which includes the employed plus the unemployed, rose by 5,600 in September, following similarly rapid gains in the prior two months. This helped Oregon's labor force participation rate rise to 61.5 percent in September, from 61.1 percent in June.

The number of people unemployed because they lost their job is falling. In September, approximately 51,000 unemployed Oregonians were unemployed due to involuntary job loss. Unemployment caused by job loss has declined rapidly since reaching a peak of more than 140,000 in mid-2009. This decline is a sign of continuing strengthening in the demand for workers. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed new and returning entrants in the labor force totaled about 59,000, a level that has been maintained throughout the past four years.

Following rapid job gains during November 2013 through May 2014, the pace of job gains slowed over the past four months. Seasonally adjusted payroll employment in September declined 300, after growing by 4,200 in August, as revised.

Payroll employment grew moderately since September 2013, with seasonally adjusted jobs up 37,300, or 2.2 percent. Most of the major industries expanded during that time, with the exceptions being financial activities (-2,200 jobs, -2.4%) and information (-200 jobs, -0.6%).

Over the past 12 months, these industries led the expansion: professional and business services (+7,800 jobs, +3.7%), health care and social assistance (+5,800 jobs, +2.8%), leisure and hospitality (+5,600 jobs, +3.2%), and manufacturing (+5,000 jobs, +2.9%). In addition, government (+6,000 jobs, +2.1%) recently contributed to overall employment gains following continuous job losses from 2009 through mid-2013.

The average workweek for Oregon's private-sector payroll employees was 34.0 hours in September and 34.1 hours in August. In September 2013, the average was 34.7 hours.

In September, the average wage was $22.82 per hour for Oregon's private-sector payroll employees, up 22 cents from $22.60 in August. Wages have increased 17 cents, or 0.8 percent, from September 2013 when the average was $22.65. Over-the-year wage gains indicate that hourly earnings are not increasing as fast as inflation.


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The Oregon Employment Department plans to release the September county and metropolitan area unemployment rates on Monday, October 20th and the statewide unemployment rate and employment survey data for October on Tuesday, November 18th.

The Oregon Employment Department is responsible for releasing Oregon's monthly payroll employment and labor force data. The data are prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS estimates of monthly job gains and losses are based on a survey of businesses. The BLS estimates of unemployment are based on a survey of households and other inputs.

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 2014 tax records data. The department continues to make the original nonfarm payroll employment series available; these data are produced by the BLS and are revised annually.

For the complete version of the news release, including tables and graphs, visit: www.QualityInfo.org/pressrelease.

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


Attached Media Files: Oregon September 2014 Statewide Unemployment Rate Release
Vancouver volunteers to make a big difference on nation's largest day of service (Photo)
City of Vancouver - 10/14/14
Volunteers work to clear weeds and debris in Uptown Village in 2013
Volunteers work to clear weeds and debris in Uptown Village in 2013
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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.

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

On Saturday, Oct. 25, there will be three great volunteer opportunities across Vancouver and Clark County, appropriate for large or small groups and individuals of all ages.

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

The 2nd annual Ryan Woods Grassroots Community Award and service day will be held on Make a Difference Day. Ryan 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 partners will host a cleanup day in Uptown Village.

Volunteers will enjoy donated goodies from local businesses, meet new friends and neighbors and celebrate with the 2014 Ryan Woods Grassroots Community Award recipient, Michele McKeag Larson, founder of the Joy Team.

Following presentation of the award and dedication of a witness tree in her name, volunteers will put on their gloves and clean up Uptown Village. For more information, contact Jill Brown, Office of the Mayor (360) 487-8641, jill.brown@cityofvancouver.us.

"The Butt Stops Here" Park Clean Up Event
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Luke Jensen Sports Park, 4000 N.E. 78th St. in Hazel Dell

This project is a partnership between Clark County Public Works and the Vancouver Parks and Recreation Department. Following a short orientation and coffee donated by Starbucks, volunteers will break into small groups and fan out to parks and public areas in Vancouver and Clark County in search of cigarette butts and other litter.

Volunteers will need to provide their own transportation to and from the sports park and cleanup sites.

At 12:30 p.m., volunteers will return to Luke Jensen Sports Park to weigh bags of cigarette butts and litter. Pizza, donated from the Blind Onion will be shared with volunteers from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

Annual Burnt Bridge Creek Restoration & Tree Planting Event
9 a.m.
Leverich Park, E. 39th Street and E. Leverich Park Way

Volunteers will work with the Vancouver Watersheds Alliance and the City of Vancouver's Greenway Sensitive Lands Team during this annual tree planting event. Volunteers should be prepared for a short hike to the planting location. Please RSVP with jeannie@vancouverwatersheds.org.

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

To learn more about all of these events and to RSVP, please visit http://tinyurl.com/2014MADD, or call (360) 487-8316.

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Attached Media Files: Volunteers work to clear weeds and debris in Uptown Village in 2013 , Volunteers plant trees along Burnt Bridge Creek
Vehicle Crashes on MAX Lines in East Portland - Suspect Flees the Scene
Portland Police Bureau - 10/14/14
On Tuesday October 14, 2014, at 5:27 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to East Burnside and 117th Avenue on the report of a vehicle stopped on the MAX tracks.

As officers were still en route, additional information was broadcast that a witness saw the African American male driver leave the area, carrying a small car seat, possibly containing a baby.

Several officers, including a Police K-9 Unit, searched the area but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The 1998 Buick Park Avenue was towed from the scene as evidence in the hit and run investigation.

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

Damages to the MAX line are under repair by TriMet. Eastbound and westbound MAX service (Blue Line) in the area is shutdown during repairs. This will affect the entire system.

Updates to MAX service can be accessed at www.trimet.org

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Injury Rollover Traffic Crash - Interstate 84 west of Boardman (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/14/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Sunday evening's single vehicle rollover crash that occurred along Interstate 84 about fifteen miles west of Boardman. The crash injured a 77-year old Tualatin man.

On October 12, 2014 at approximately 6:10 p.m., a 2001 Mitsubishi Galant driven by SILVERIO FRIAS MOLINERO, age 77, from Tualatin, was westbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 150. According to witnesses, the car was attempting to pass a commercial truck using the left shoulder when the driver lost control. The car went into the center median where it rolled before coming to a rest on its wheels over 200 feet from where it left the roadway.

Boardman Fire/EMS, Morrow County Sheriff's Office, Gilliam County Sheriff's Office, and OSP responded to the scene. FRIAS MOLINERO was extricated from the vehicle and transported by ground ambulance to Boardman where he was transferred by air ambulance to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, Washington. He was later released after treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

Trooper Wes Linhart is the lead investigator. Enforcement decision is pending.

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Red Cross Assists Families Affected by Home Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 10/14/14
In the early hours of Tuesday morning, Red Cross disaster response team volunteers responded to a disaster in the 5000 block of NE 128th Ct. in Vancouver, WA. This multi-family fire affected seven adults and three children. Red Cross provided lodging, food, clothing, infant formula, comfort kits, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
Update: Name Released - Fatal Motorcycle Crash - Highway 214 near north end of Silver Falls State Park in Marion County
Oregon State Police - 10/14/14
(Note: Also change in milepost location)

Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of the Marion County Medical Examiner, are continuing the investigation into the cause of a motorcycle crash that resulted in the death of an adult male Monday afternoon. The crash occurred along Highway 214 near the north boundary of Silver Falls State Park south of Silverton. The victim's name is released in this update.

On October 13, 2014 at approximately 2:25 p.m., a Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by PATRICK C. HOPE, age 67, from Vancouver, Washington, was traveling on Highway 214 near milepost 22 behind another motorcyclist when it went off the road while negotiating a curve. The motorcycle struck a tree and its operator was ejected. The first motorcyclist didn't witness the crash, turned around when he didn't see HOPE and while backtracking he discovered the crash scene.

Emergency responders from Drake Crossing Fire District, Sublimity Fire District, and Woodburn Ambulance initially responded along with LifeFlight. Before HOPE could be transported by air ambulance, he was pronounced deceased and then taken by ambulance to Silverton Hospital. He was wearing a protective helmet.

OSP troopers from the Salem Area Command office responded to the scene to investigate. Senior Trooper Frank Hagen is the lead investigator.

OSP was also assisted at the scene by ODOT.

No photographs for release.

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Nominations sought for state trail designations
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 10/14/14
The Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council (ORTAC) invites trail users to nominate additions to Oregon's network of non-motorized, state designated trails. Nominations will be accepted through November 30, 2014.

The process defines two trail designation categories: Scenic and Regional. Scenic Trails can be single routes as short as a mile, or trails that combine with others to give access to "outstanding scenery and lasting memories for trail users." They must be open to the public and be mostly complete.

Regional Trails must be longer than five miles and create close-to-home recreation opportunities. They also are defined as connectors linking communities, schools and recreation sites with significant scenic trails. Like Scenic Trails, they must lie on public land or public rights-of-way or easements.

"ORTAC's intent is to have a statewide system of trails that showcases Oregon's exceptional trail experiences in both rural and urban areas," said Nancy Ream Enabnit, the chair of ORTAC. "We're seeking nominations from all corners of the state to get the job done."

In 2010 ORTAC and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department streamlined the application process. Since that time the state has received seven new nominations, doubling the designated trail inventory since the program began in 1971. ORTAC's goal is to make the process simpler and more accessible to trail advocates and land managers.

The council was established by the Legislature in 1971 to advise the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and to promote non-motorized trail recreation and development in Oregon. The Council is made up of seven volunteer members appointed by the Oregon Park and Recreation Commission to represent the five Oregon congressional districts. The council meets four times annually in different locations across the state.

ORTAC's website has links to a nomination form and to the Oregon Recreation Trails Designation Program handbook, which includes criteria and timelines. Go to http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/Trail_Programs_Services/Pages/Trails-Designation-Programs.aspx

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Wells Fargo reports $5.7 billion in net income for third quarter
Wells Fargo - 10/14/14
SAN FRANCISCO - Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) reported net income of $5.7 billion, or
$1.02 per diluted common share, for third quarter 2014, up from $5.6 billion, or $0.99 per share, for third quarter 2013. For the first nine months of 2014, net income was $17.3 billion, or $3.08 per share, up from $16.3 billion, or $2.89 per share, for the same period in 2013.

"The company