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Fri. 05/27/16
Fatality Accident on Woodside Drive
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/27/16 3:00 PM
At about 9:00 am this morning deputies responded to a one car rollover accident in the 300 block of Woodside Drive. When they arrived on scene they found a gray Subaru passenger car on its top on the shoulder of the road. The 17 year old female driver who was alone in the car was found still wearing a seat belt and unresponsive. She was declared dead at the scene. The car had been traveling south bound on Woodside Drive in a 35 mph zone when it entered a corner, struck an embankment on the passenger side and then rolled onto its top. Investigators believe speed may have contributed to the accident. There was no indication of alcohol. There were no witnesses to the accident. The victim's family has been notified however, the name is not being released pending further investigation.
Jesuit High School's 48th Annual Rare as a Diamond" Auction Raises $2.7 Million (Photo)
Jesuit High School - 05/27/16 2:54 PM
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Jesuit High School's Rare as a Diamond 48th Annual Auction Gala on Saturday, April 30, 2016 celebrated the school's monumental 60th anniversary and honored President John Gladstone, who will retire on June 30th after 11 years at Jesuit and 49 years total in Jesuit education.

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of Kim Grimme and Gina O'Neill, 2016 Auction co-chairs, over 670 guests--including alumni, current parents, past parents and friends--were treated to an evening of glitz and glam at the black-tie-optional evening. The Silent Auction featured 250 packages, including exclusive wines, autographed footballs from three of Jesuit's state championship teams, spa baskets, and golf items, to name just a few.

During the Live Auction in the Knight Center, guests watched a special 60-year anniversary video which, through powerful storytelling and testimony from former teachers and administrators, told the history of the school since its founding in 1956.

Master of Ceremonies (and current parent and KGW Channel 8 news anchor) Joe Donlon and Auctioneer Jeff Stokes kept the crowd engaged with their rapid-fire banter. Bidding was fast and furious during the live event. Top-selling items included two weeks at a villa in Tuscany, a year-round reserved parking space on campus, VIP concert tickets to see Adele in Seattle, A Fat Tuesday Extravaganza in New Orleans, and much more.

In addition to the success of the silent and live portions of the Auction, the special appeal in support of the John and Gina Gladstone Endowment Fund for Financial Aid also made its mark on the evening's festivities. Mark Ganz, President and CEO of Cambia Health Solutions, gave a heartfelt tribute to President Gladstone and his wife, Gina. He highlighted President Gladstone's achievements and his enduring commitment to financial aid, diversity, and affordability.

During Auction night alone, the school raised $1,047,000. Through the contribution of pre-committed gifts and multi-year pledges, the special appeal was bolstered by an additional $1.6 million. The grand total is an impressive $2.7 million!

"We are blessed beyond measure to have a community who cares deeply and desires to keep a Jesuit education accessible to all qualified students," says Diane Salzman, Jesuit's Vice President of Development.

A special thank you to the support of the event's Presenting Sponsors -- Clearview MRI and United Finance Co. Jesuit's Auction each year is the school's largest fundraising event. The monies raised before, during, and after the Auction provide the critical funds needed for the operational expenses of Jesuit High School and continue to allow tuition to be affordable for all.

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About Jesuit High School: Founded in 1956 by the Society of Jesus, Jesuit High School is Oregon's only secondary school in the Ignatian tradition of excellence in education. Our 1,299 students represent a diverse mix of young men and women from the Portland metro area and southwest Washington.

Jesuit High School's mission is to educate "men and women for others." Our graduates are leaders who are religious, loving, intellectually competent, committed to doing justice, and open to growth. Jesuit is the recipient of two U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Awards, a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Award for its sustainability efforts, and 11 Oregonian Cup Awards for outstanding achievement in academics, school activities, athletics, and sportsmanship. More information can be found online at www.jesuitportland.org.


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Oregon State Library Board Meeting, Salem, 6/10/16
Oregon State Library - 05/27/16 2:35 PM
The Oregon State Library Board will meet at the State Library in Salem on Friday June 10, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Aletha Bonebrake of Baker City will chair the meeting.

At the meeting on June 10th, the board will hold public hearings on proposed administrative rules and consider adoption of those rules. They will also consider recommendations of the Library Services and Technology Act Advisory Council and the Talking Book and Braille Library Advisory Council. An open forum is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Anyone may address the board on any topic at the open forum.

Sign language interpretation will be provided for the public if requested prior to 48 hours before the meeting; notice prior to 72 hours before the meeting is preferred. Handouts of meeting materials may also be requested in alternate formats prior to 72 hours before the meeting. Requests may be made to Jessica Rondema at 503-378-2464.



OREGON STATE LIBRARY BOARD MEETING
June 10, 2016
Oregon State Library
Room 103
Salem, OR
Aletha Bonebrake, Chair

Agenda


9:00 a.m. Approval of the Minutes of the April 20, 2016 Meeting Bonebrake

9:05 Reports of Board Chair and Members Bonebrake
Nominating Committee Report Malkin

9:30 Public Hearing for OAR 543 (State Library Board) Bonebrake

10:00 Public Hearing on OAR 543 (Government Information Services) Bonebrake

10:30 Staff Reports

11:30 Open Forum Bonebrake

Noon Lunch

1:00 New Business:
2017-2019 Budget Request Dahlgreen/Range
Adoption of OAR 543 Bonebrake
Library Services and Technology Act Advisory Council Recommendations Ibsen/Westin
Talking Book and Braille Advisory Council Recommendations Westin


3:00 Adjournment Bonebrake


Any person may address the Oregon State Library Board at this meeting on any topic.


NOTE: The times of all agenda items are approximate and subject to change.
Gresham Police Issue 34 Citations During Four-Hour Pedestrian Safety Mission
Gresham Police Dept - 05/27/16 2:11 PM
Gresham, Ore. - The Gresham Police Department conducted a pedestrian safety mission on May 24, 2016, along the area of Powell Valley Road and Barnes Avenue resulting in 34 citations. The goal of the mission was to raise safety awareness for drivers and pedestrians regarding pedestrian right-of-way laws. This was accomplished through handing out educational brochures, citations and warnings during a four-hour period in the evening.

During the safety operation, officers issued 8 citations for crosswalk infractions and another 26 citations for other offenses. Other offenses that occurred in the vicinity of the safety mission included illegal cell phone usage, illegal U-turn, failure to use a seat belt, not providing proof of insurance, failure to maintain a lane, and operating a vehicle without a license.

Education for drivers and pedestrians is vital to keeping our roads safe. Motorists must stop and yield to pedestrians who are waiting to cross, or who are in the process of crossing the roadway. Motorists are also required to stop at all crosswalks when a vehicle is already stopped in a lane next to the one they are traveling in. Refer to Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 811.028, Failure to Stop and Remain Stopped for Pedestrian, for specifics on the law regarding drivers. Refer to ORS Chapter 814 for laws pertaining to pedestrians.

Funding for this pedestrian safety mission was made possible through a grant from Oregon Impact and Oregon Department of Transportation. Additional missions will be scheduled during the summer and again in September, as the new school year begins.
Residents Graduate from WPD Citizen's Police Academy (Photo)
Woodburn Police - 05/27/16 2:02 PM
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The Woodburn Police Department's Citizen Police Academy graduated it latest class of community students this week. Det. Rick Puente, along with several other members of the WPD, put on the class to give residents an inside look at the department, its history and what officers do on a daily basis.

Students had the opportunity to meet K-9 units, see how police radar units work, toured and used the firing range and much more.

Woodburn Police Chief Jim Ferraris also spoke to the class.

"It gives us as a department the opportunity to talk with people face to face and give them a better perspective of what we do," he said. "I love the interaction and insight gained by listening to our residents. My hope is that participation in the Citizen's Police Academy increases our transparency with the citizens of Woodburn and reinforces our commitment to the organizational values of Integrity, Courage, Pride, Respect, Accountability and Service."


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Vancouver PAL hosts literacy event (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 05/27/16 1:01 PM
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Vancouver, Wash. -- The Vancouver Police Activities League hosts literacy events each month during the school year in elementary schools in both the Vancouver and Evergreen School Districts. These events provide free books to kids, encourage reading, and create positive connections between kids and cops. Vancouver PAL will host our next literacy event at Fruit Valley Elementary School.

Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. -- 10:30 a.m.
Location: Fruit Valley Elementary School (3410 NW Fruit Valley Rd.)

This school year, Vancouver PAL literacy events focus on youth in the second, third and fourth grades. Each literacy event includes a safety presentation from the Vancouver Police Department, or Clark County Sheriff's Office, (depending on the location of the school), time for kids to pick out a free book, reading time with police officers, and a tour of specialty police vehicles. These literacy events are fun for both the officers and the kids. Literacy is one of the key educational programs the Vancouver Police Activities League focuses on.

Members of the media are always invited to attend any PAL events to see first-hand the positive impact that programs such as PAL can have on a community. Members of the media who want to attend a literacy event should check in at the school office to receive a visitor badge. Be prepared for great visuals and high energy!

For more information on the Vancouver Police Activities League 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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Client and Staff Safety Task Force to meet Tuesday, May 31 in Salem -- agenda now available
Oregon Department of Human Services - 05/27/16 12:21 PM
The Client and Staff Safety Task Force meeting is planned for Tuesday, May 31, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Oregon State Capitol, 900 Court Street NE Salem in Hearing Room B. This meeting is open to the public.

The conference phone number for those who can't attend in person is: 1-877-873-8017; enter participant code: 772325# when prompted.

The task force, which was created by Senate Bill 226, is directed to make recommendations on staff safety, resident care, and operation of the Stabilization and Crisis Units. The task force will meet approximately six times and provide a report to the Legislature by September 15, 2016.

The task force will consider and make recommendations for:
Ensuring the dignity and self-determination of each resident in a Stabilization and Crisis Unit;
Improving the safety of staff employed by a Stabilization and Crisis Unit;
Improving the training and support for staff;
Staffing levels;
Reducing incidents of aggressive and assaultive behavior by residents;
Reducing the need for staff to work overtime;
Improving access to appropriate mental health supports and intervention methods;
Ensuring the timely transition of residents in Stabilization and Crisis Units when ready to be placed with a residential service provider in the community, including recommendations for building capacity in community-based care settings.

An agenda is attached.

All meetings of this Task Force are open to the public and will conform to Oregon public meetings laws.

Request for an accommodation for a person with disabilities should be made to Angie Allbee at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting. For more information, contact Angie Allbee, DHS Legislative Coordinator, at 503-689-5034.


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McMinnville Man arrested for Child Pornography Charges
McMinnville Police Dept. - 05/27/16 12:05 PM
On May 26th, 2016, McMinnville Detectives served a search warrant on SW Brockwood Avenue, McMinnville for pornographic material involving juveniles. At that time we also arrested Clayton Smith for possession of child pornographic images.

This investigation was initiated based on a mid January report to McMinnville Police Department from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). They reported that a local computer address had been used for sharing/receiving pornographic images that included minor children. McMinnville detectives completed several follow-up steps to verify that the computer address and user were for the above address and the person of Clayton Smith.

Clayton Christopher Smith age 50 of 639 SW Brockwood Avenue, McMinnville, was lodged in Yamhill County Correctional Facility pending arraignment in Yamhill County Circuit Court on ten (10) counts of Encouraging Child Sex Abuse in the First Degree. The total Security Release Agreement was $100,000.

Anyone with further information about this case is asked to call Detective Brian McMullen at 503-435-5618 or McMinnville PD Tipline at 503-434-2337
Oregon Air National Guard flyovers scheduled for Memorial Day holiday (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 05/27/16 11:48 AM
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SALEM, Ore. - The Oregon Air National Guard is scheduled to conduct Memorial Day flyovers for ceremonies at locations throughout Oregon.

F-15 Eagle fighter jets from both the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, Oregon, are scheduled to conduct flyovers at the following community locations at or near the designated times on Monday, May 30.

"We'd like to give a special thank you to the approving authorities this year, authorizing our Oregon communities across the state to commemorate this Memorial Day with flyovers in remembrance of our fallen heroes," said Stephen Bomar, Director of Public Affairs for the Oregon Military Department.

Memorial Day, or Decoration Day as it was originally called, was first observed on May 30, 1868 as a day to place flowers on the graves of Union and Confederate Soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The holiday's name was later changed to Memorial Day in 1971 and became a federal holiday to be observed on the last Monday in May.

The 173rd Fighter Wing is scheduled to conduct the following flyovers:
11:03 a.m., NCAA Men's Golf Championship, Eugene, Oregon.
11:20 a.m., Memorial Day Ceremony, Eagle Point, Oregon.
11:35 a.m., Memorial Day Ceremony, Klamath Falls, Oregon.
11:50 a.m., Veterans Memorial Ceremony, Gold Beach, Oregon.
12:10 p.m., Memorial Day Ceremony, Riverside Park, Grants Pass, Oregon.
12:20 p.m., Memorial Day Ceremony, Grants Pass, Oregon.

The 142nd Fighter Wing is scheduled to conduct the following flyovers:
10:12 a.m., Willamette National Cemetery Memorial Day Program, Portland, Oregon.
10:30 a.m., City of Wasco, Wasco, Oregon.
11:10 a.m., Memorial Day Ceremony Veterans Memorial Park, Beaverton, Oregon.
11:15 a.m., Crescent Grove Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony, Tigard, Oregon.

All passes will be approximately 1,000 feet above ground level and about 400 mph airspeed. Flights could be canceled or times changed due to inclement weather or operational contingencies.

The Oregon Air National Guard has been an integral part of the nation's air defense since 1941 proudly committed to honor communities for 75 years. The 142nd Fighter Wing guards the Pacific Northwest skies from northern California to the Canadian border, on 24-hour alert as part of the North American Air Defense system. The 173rd Fighter Wing is home to the premier F-15 pilot training school.

PHOTO CAPTION: Oregon Air National Guard F-15 Eagle fighter jets from both the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, Oregon, are scheduled to conduct Memorial Day flyovers for ceremonies at locations throughout Oregon. (Courtesy photo by Scott Wolff of FighterSweep.com)


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Governor's Commission on Senior Services will meet Thursday, June 9 in Salem
Oregon Department of Human Services - 05/27/16 10:50 AM
The Governor's Commission on Senior Services will meet on Thursday June 9, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, 500 Summer St. NE, Room 166, Salem.
The meeting is open to the public.

The agenda includes: planning for the commission's October 12 conference at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center at Oregon State University in Corvallis; budget discussion; upcoming executive committee elections; public comment, regular commission business; general announcements and upcoming events.

People can also call into the meeting or attend through a webinar: The conference line is: 1-888-363-4735; code: 3439085; or https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/815560469.

The meeting location is accessible to people with disabilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact Kelsey Gleeson at Kelsey.Gleeson@state.or.us. Requests should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting.

For questions about the meeting, please contact: Rebecca Arce, policy analyst at Rebecca.E.Arce@state.or.us.
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DOGAMI Governing Board to meet June 10 in Portland
Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries - 05/27/16 10:48 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. - The Governing Board of the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, June 10 at DOGAMI's Portland offices, 800 NE Oregon St., Ste. 965.

The meeting agenda is available at www.OregonGeology.org

The DOGAMI Governing Board sets policy and oversees general operations, and adopts a strategic plan every six years to guide DOGAMI's mission and objectives. The Board meets at least quarterly. As active members of their communities, Board members provide an important connection between Oregonians and DOGAMI's mission of providing earth science information and regulation to make Oregon safe and prosperous.
Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to a Fire at Bright Auto Upholstery (1611 SE 6th)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 05/27/16 10:42 AM
5/27/2016-This morning at 9:44 am Portland Firefighters were called to a reported fire at 1611 SE 6th. Arriving fire crews noted upholstered seats burning with fire extending to the buildings ceiling. Firefighters found one person with minor burns to his hands. The man was burned when he tried to put out the fire using a fire extinguisher.

Fire crews made sure everyone was out of the building and extinguished the fire. The injured person was treated on scene and released. A PF&R Fire Investigator is on scene working to determine the cause of the fire. Damage estimates aren't yet available. This release will be updated with images if any become available.

In case of fire, get out, stay out and call 911.
Celebrating Tradition: BGPS AFJROTC Pass In Review (Photo)
Battle Ground Sch. Dist. - 05/27/16 10:24 AM
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Battle Ground Public Schools' Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) held its annual Pass in Review on Monday evening at District Stadium. AFJROTC cadets from both Battle Ground and Prairie high schools lined up in formation, marched for review in front of commanding officers, school board members, administrators and guests, received awards and completed a change of command. The singing of the National Anthem, which opened the event, was performed by the Battle Ground High School Jazz Choir.

Pass in Review is a long-standing military tradition that began as a way for newly assigned commander to inspect troops. The district uses this tradition to celebrate student accomplishments and dedication to the AFJROTC program. Superintendent Mark Hottowe recognized each school by delivering the Distinguished Unit Award. This award is given to the top 20 percent of the 750 corps units nationwide.

The event also highlights the change of command for each Corps unit. Battle Ground's Cadet Major Austin Harris relinquished command and Cadet Major Mariah Goff assumed command. Prairie's Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Kenny Wilson relinquished command and Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Nikki Willson assumed command.

The AFJROTC program is a part of the district's Career and Technical Education Department.


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America's Credit Unions "Give Back" to Seattle
Northwest Credit Union Assn. - 05/27/16 10:23 AM
SEATTLE, WA -- When thousands of delegates from credit unions gather in Seattle next month for the America's Credit Union Conference, they'll do much more than talk about interest rates and mobile banking. They'll demonstrate their "people helping people" philosophy and give back--the credit union DNA. Here are some examples:

Credit unions celebrate teachers of financial education. June 26, 2016 9:00 a.m. --11:00 a.m. Seattle Sheraton Hotel. This engaging event is free for teachers and open to media. Teachers know it's important to teach financial basics, but they don't have the curriculum. Credit unions will provide K-12 teachers with financial education resources to take back to their classrooms. This high energy, fast paced workshop is another way America's most trusted financial institutions--credit unions--are partnering with teachers.

Seattle-area credit unions commit another $1million to Seattle Children's Hospital. June 29, 2016 2:00 p.m. Level 6 Skybridge, Seattle Children's Hospital. High medical bills are a leading cause of bankruptcy. Seattle's credit unions commit to contribute $1 million over the next five years toward "uncompensated care" --the bills families can't afford and insurance won't cover. "Credit Unions for Kids" is the credit union movement's national charity of choice, and it was founded here in the Northwest. So far, credit unions have contributed over $150 million to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Financial industry reporters will find a boatload of terrific stories to cover on trends, technology and the tangible benefits 105 million members are receiving, because they belong to local, not-for-profit, cooperative credit unions. Visit the ACUC website to explore all the possibilities for stories your news consumers will value. http://events.cuna.org/acuc16


The Northwest Credit Union Association is the not-for-profit trade association representing over 157 of Oregon and Washington's credit unions. Northwest credit unions returned $352 million in direct financial benefits to their 5.2 million members last year. The NWCUA is the voice of the Northwest credit union movement, providing legislative, regulatory and public advocacy in addition to education, compliance, networking support and business solutions to credit unions. For information on how to join a credit union, please visit http://www.asmarterchoice.org.


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Osprey Chicks Begin to Hatch on Cowlitz PUD Live Osprey Cam (Photo)
Cowlitz PUD - 05/27/16 9:46 AM
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In early March 2016, Cascade Networks in partnership with Cowlitz PUD,, launched a live-feed osprey camera. The camera focuses on a platform Cowlitz PUD built 15 years ago near a utility pole to provide a safe nesting alternative. Osprey have nested on this platform ever since and each year return to their summer home in Cowlitz County.

The ospreys, named Electra and Watt-Sun, returned from their winter home on March 25th and Electra laid three eggs by April 24th. The excitement is just beginning on our Live Osprey Cam!

Today Watt-Sun and Electra became the proud parents of one osprey chick. Like many other birds of prey, osprey eggs do not hatch all at once; the first chick emerges up to five days before the last one. If all goes well, we should have two more osprey chicks by June 1st.

Once all three hatchlings emerge, Cowlitz PUD will hold a naming contest for the three chicks. The chicks will remain in the nest for seven to eight weeks as they grow and develop adult flight feathers. In the fall, Electra, Watt-Sun and their offspring will migrate south to their winter home.

Please join us in watching the hatchlings mature at: http://www.cowlitzpud.org/ospreycam.php
Like us on Facebook and follow the osprey family at: https://www.facebook.com/cowlitzpudospreycam/
If you have questions or comments about the Osprey Cam, please contact us at opsreycam@cowlitzpud.org.

Cascade Networks and Cowlitz PUD are excited to share our successful environmental sustainability project, showcasing our proactive approach to protect wild migratory birds.


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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Until Tuesday May 31
Portland Police Bureau - 05/27/16 8:24 AM
Sgt. Greg Stewart is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) through Tuesday May 31, 2016, at 9:00 a.m.

Sgt. Stewart will be available by email or media-only pager to answer questions or respond to incidents with a clear need for immediate public notification due to community safety concerns.

Procedures for media to obtain information may be found here: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/571559

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15-Year-Old Arrested on Numerous Gun and Other Charges after Running from Police -- Handgun Seized as Evidence (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/27/16 7:27 AM
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On Thursday May 26, 2016, at 11:22 p.m., Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the area of 122nd Avenue and East Burnside Street.

The driver failed to stop and continued driving to 127th Avenue, where he stopped and a passenger ran from the vehicle. Officers saw the passenger was armed with a handgun as he ran into a nearby apartment. Several residents came out of the apartment and told police that a young man with a gun was inside their apartment, that they did not know him, and that there were still other people inside the home.

Numerous officers from East Precinct, GET and the Canine Unit responded and surrounded the apartment. Officers established phone contact with the residents still inside and confirmed they were safe on the third floor.

The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) were called to assist with the incident but were quickly canceled after the suspect exited the apartment on his own and surrendered to police. Officers checking the apartment located the suspect's handgun and some clothing he'd discarded. All of the residents inside were safe and very appreciative of the police response.

The passenger who ran from the car, 15-year-old Charles Crockett, was booked into the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home (JDH) on charges of Burglary in the First Degree, Escape in the Third Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Crockett was also held on a probation violation detainer.

The driver, 18-year-old McKeever Watson Thompson, was charged with Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Attempt to Elude on Foot and Interfering with a Peace Officer. Thompson was also held on probation violation detainer.

The Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) and Gun Task Force (GTF) are continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Thu. 05/26/16
Homicide Investigation Continuing In Milton-Freewater - Umatilla County
Oregon State Police - 05/26/16 8:06 PM
On Thursday May 26th, 2016 at approximately 10:20am Milton-Freewater Police were dispatched to 362 NE 13th Avenue in Milton-Freewater for a reported stabbing. Upon arrival officers located an adult male, an adult female, a two year old male child and a four year old female child suffering from stab and cut wounds.

The adults and children were transported to St. Mary's Hospital in Walla Walla with differing levels of injuries. At the request of the Milton-Freewater Police Department, the Oregon State Police assumed lead of the investigation and activated the Umatilla County Major Crime Team.

Preliminary investigation revealed the adult male was identified as Oscar VILLEGAS GARCIA, age 26, of Milton-Freewater suffered serious cuts wounds which are believed to be self-inflicted. Maria VILLEGAS, age 24, of Milton-Freewater suffered from stab wounds and died as a result of her injuries at St. Mary's Hospital. The four year old female child was transferred via air ambulance to Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane Washington for further treatment. The two year old male child was treated at St. Mary's.

Oscar VILLEGAS GARCIA was treated and released from St. Mary's. Upon his release, VILLEGAS GARCIA was taken into custody by the Walla Walla Police Department related to this incident and lodged at the Walla Walla County Jail.

Agencies assisting in the investigation are the Umatilla County District Attorney's Office, Milton-Freewater Police Department, Hermiston Police Department, Pendleton Police Department, Umatilla County Sheriff's Office, Walla Walla Police Department, Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office, Spokane Police Department, Oregon Department of Humans Services and Washington Department of Child Protective Services.

No further information will be released at this time. Any further information will only be released by the Umatilla County District Attorney.
Ridgefield School District Honors May Employee and Students of the Month
Ridgefield Sch. Dist. - 05/26/16 6:08 PM
Thursday, May 26, 2016 -- Ridgefield, WA -- On May 10, Ridgefield School District officials recognized the May Employee and Students of the Month at the regular Board of Directors meeting.

The Employee of the Month is Michael Kenning, the district's network technician. Kenning is in his eighth year with the district. Kenning is known around the district for his genuine curiosity and determination to solve any problem that crosses his desk.

Geoff Varney, Ridgefield's technology director, said, "Mike is a committed technician who works problems through to completion. He has a wide range of skills and knowledge and is always adding more. He is always willing to do whatever is required to solve problems and address needs. Mike is willing to change his schedule when needed to allow off-hours work to be completed. He demonstrates forward-thinking and often has recommendations on changes or additions to the district network to enhance and improve functionality. When something is possible, Mike will always find a way to make it happen. His opinion and recommendations lead to innovative solutions."

Students of the Month

Dontez Lee, a fifth grader, was chosen at South Ridge Elementary School. Teachers and staff had high praise for Lee, stating, "Dontez is the most respectful and courteous student and an extremely hard worker. Dontez attempts every assignment and asks for help when he truly needs it. He is genuinely concerned about his academics. Whenever he's working on an important assignment or test he seeks clarification, because he wants to do well. He is always engaged in classroom discussions. He conscientiously tries to set an example for others by modeling the expected behavior in the classroom and during transitions to other places. He always holds the door for others. In the classroom, he notices things that he can help with (like erasing the board), and then he quietly asks to perform that help at appropriate times. He is truly a joy to have in class."

Madelyn Winter, also a fifth grader, was selected at Union Ridge Elementary. Union Ridge teachers and staff were excited to nominate Winter, stating, "Maddy embodies everything we want from our students in the Ridgefield School District. She is a self-motivated learner who actively engages in every lesson and holds herself to a high standard for her work. She has one of the strongest work ethics we have ever seen; she has literally not missed or lost an assignment all year. As a citizen she is always kind and helpful to her classmates and teachers. Maddy starts every day with a smile and has something interesting to share about her life. The fifth grade team has been really lucky to have her as a student this year."

Nicholas Jenkins, an eighth grader, was selected from View Ridge Middle School. View Ridge teachers and staff noted Nick's work ethic, friendliness, and willingness to help others.

"Nick consistently works hard on all assignments and tasks he is expected to complete. Nick is always willing to ask questions to make sure he understands and checks in any time he is absent to make up his work. In addition, Nick is funny and always smiling. He is an excellent role model for others," noted View Ridge staff members.

Cynthia Dominguez, a junior, was chosen from Ridgefield High School. Dominguez came to Ridgefield from Honduras in October, 2014. She was nominated for her work ethic and determination.

RHS faculty and staff describe Dominguez as a student who is "extremely hard working, spending time outside of class with tutors several times a week. She often times does her work in Spanish, first, then translates it all to English. In the Poetry Out Loud contest, Cynthia chose one of the hardest poems to memorize and recite and earned an A on the assignment. She is kind and respectful to all, always working to do her best, and overcoming a huge language challenge."

Ridgefield School District thanks its sponsor, the Historic Sportsman's Restaurant and Lounge, a local Ridgefield business owned and operated by Terry Hurd. This is the second year that Hurd has provided funding to support the district's recognition program.

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Suspicious church fires determined to have been intentionally set
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/26/16 5:22 PM
Suspicious church fires determined to have been intentionally set
Clark County Fire Marshal investigators have determined that the two recent Church fires were intentionally set. On Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 at 02:49 Hrs. Fire District Six responded to a working structure fire at the First Congregational United Church of Christ 1220 NE 68th Street. Just 24 hours later, on Thursday, May 26th, 2016 at 03:09 Hrs. Fire District Six responded to a fire alarm at the Liberty Bible Church of the Nazarene 12401 NE Salmon Creek Avenue.
The Clark County Fire Marshal and the Clark County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit are investigating the two fires as intentional acts of arson. It has NOT been confirmed that the two fires are related and an earlier report of the use of a "Molotov Cocktail" ignition device was in error.
Clark County Fire Marshal, Jon Dunaway asks that Church leaders and patrons be aware and exercise additional precautions, "Be sure the church perimeter has adequate lighting, especially near doors and windows, that access points are securely latched and fire alarms and fire suppression equipment is functioning properly."
Sheriff Atkins is asking that all churches, synagogues, mosques, and other houses of worship, remain vigilant as the investigation moves forward. "I would urge all those responsible for church buildings to review your security procedures and to specifically make sure that any video surveillance equipment is in good working order," said Sheriff Atkins. "I would also ask that our citizens who live near a house of worship be extra vigilant and report suspicious people or vehicles to 911."
Anyone with information regarding these crimes should call 911, the Clark County Fire Marshal's Office 360 397-2186 X3321, or the Clark County Sheriff's Office 360 397-6079.
No additional information is being released at this time.
A reward of up to $10,000 may be available for information leading to the apprehension and prosecution in this investigation through the Arson Alarm Foundation. http://www.arsonalarm.org
Officers' Names Released in Connection With Shooting of Domestic Violence Suspect
Gresham Police Dept - 05/26/16 4:59 PM
Gresham, Ore.-- The two Gresham police officers involved in Tuesday's shooting of domestic violence suspect Bodhi Phelps are identified as Gavin Sasser and Kevin Carlson.

Officer Sasser has been in law enforcement for more than seven and a half years, hired by the Gresham Police Department in August 2008.

Officer Carlson began his law enforcement career with Oregon City Police Department more than four and a half years ago. He was hired by the Gresham Police Department in August 2015.



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OSP Continuing Investigation into Fatal Motorcycle Crash - Gilliam County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 05/26/16 4:55 PM
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Oregon State Police troopers from The Dalles Area Command are continuing their investigation into a fatal motorcycle crash that took the life of an Edmonton, Alberta man.

On May 25, 2016 at about 3:45 PM, DARCY DUTERTRE, age 49 of Edmonton, Alberta Canada was driving a 2010 Yamaha motorcycle northbound on Highway 19 approximately 17 miles south of Arlington, Oregon. As DUTERTRE entered a sharp right hand curve, he drove into the oncoming lane and laid his bike over. DUTERTRE was struck by a southbound 2008 Dodge service truck driven by EDUARDO ZUNIGA-GONZALEZ, age 23 of Condon, Oregon.

While the crash remains under investigation, neither alcohol nor speed appears to have been a factor. High wind gusts were present during the time of the crash.

The Oregon State Police was assisted by the Gilliam County Sheriff's Office, the Oregon Department of Transportation, Gilliam County Fire and Rescue, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.


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Serial Robbery Suspect Arrested Driving a Stolen Car in Southeast Portland (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/26/16 4:22 PM
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On Thursday May 26, 2016, 36-year-old Brandon David Lamb was arrested for a series of robberies at convenience stores in Portland.

Lamb was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the Second Degree (three counts), Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, and Possession of Methamphetamine. He will be arraigned on Friday.

East Precinct officers stopped a stolen car driven by Lamb earlier today at Southeast 154th Avenue and Harrison Street. Officers learned that Robbery detectives had identified Lamb as the suspect in the robberies.

Lamb is suspected of robberies on May 7 at the Plaid Pantry store, located at 7144 Northeast Killingsworth; May 24 at the Plaid Pantry store, located at 6440 Southeast 82nd Avenue; and, May 24 at the KC's Mini Mart, located at 14110 Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

The robberies were featured by Crime Stoppers of Oregon but detectives were able to develop Lamb as the suspect independently of anonymous tips.

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Mock's Crest Productions Presents "Ruddigore," June 3-26 (Photo)
University of Portland - 05/26/16 3:57 PM
Mock's Crest Productions presents Gilbert & Sullivan's "Ruddigore," June 3-26 in the Mago Hunt Center Theater at the University of Portland. (Photo by Steve Hambuchen)
Mock's Crest Productions presents Gilbert & Sullivan's "Ruddigore," June 3-26 in the Mago Hunt Center Theater at the University of Portland. (Photo by Steve Hambuchen)
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(Portland, OR) - Mock's Crest Productions will present Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta "Ruddigore" in the Mago Hunt Center Theater on June 3-5, 10-12, 17-19 and 23-26. This classic "Ghost" operetta has a zany plot that includes ghosts, witches, curses, disguises -- and even a wicked villain who tries to make off with the fair maiden, Rose Maybud.

Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday -- Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays. Dinner or brunch, which is included in the ticket price, will be served on the lawn in front of the Hunt Center prior to show times. Tickets are $32 for adults; $27 for seniors and students; and $25 per person for groups of ten or more. Tickets are available at Mago Hunt Box Office and can be ordered by calling 503. 943.7287 or online at magohuntboxoffice@up.edu.

"Ruddigore" follows the trials of Robin Oakapple, who is truly the rightful heir to the Baronetcy of Ruddigore, but who fled his home twenty years earlier to avoid inheriting the title and the family curse, which requires the Baron to commit a crime every day or spend his nights in agony being tortured by the ghosts of his ancestors.  Robin has kept his identity secret until he falls in love with the comely maiden, Rose Maybud. It is through his inability to tell her his true feelings that his identity is revealed and he must assume the title and its curse. Don't worry - it is Gilbert and Sullivan and love wins in the end. 

Mocks Crest is a semi-professional company devoted to a yearly Summer production of comic light opera, primarily the operettas of Gilbert & Sullivan, that combines professional singers and musicians with the students, faculty and staff in the Department of the Performing and Fine Arts at the University of Portland. The production company was originally created under the guidance of Dr. Roger Doyle in 1990 with the support of the theatre faculty as his production team.

For more information, contact UP's Department of Performing and Fine Arts at 503.943.7228 or pfa@up.edu.

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The University of Portland is an independently governed Catholic university guided by the Congregation of Holy Cross. U.S. News & World Report ranks the institution as one of the top ten regional universities in the American West. It is the only school in Oregon to offer a College of Arts & Sciences, a graduate school, and nationally accredited programs in the schools of business, education, engineering, and nursing.


Attached Media Files: Mock's Crest Productions presents Gilbert & Sullivan's "Ruddigore," June 3-26 in the Mago Hunt Center Theater at the University of Portland. (Photo by Steve Hambuchen)
Lead levels drop, but hexavalent chromium persists in SE Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 05/26/16 3:50 PM
EDITORS: Brian Boling and Keith Johnson of DEQ, and David Farrer of OHA are available today to discuss air monitoring results and health risks. Contact their agencies' communications staffers to set up an interview.

May 26, 2016

Slight increase in cadmium still below 24-hour screening levels

Levels of lead monitored for the period ending May 11 show that levels in the air decreased following spikes detected in monitors on May 9 and 10 that were likely connected to Bullseye Glass Co. in southeast Portland.

Results of monitoring on May 11 showed lead levels have returned to those seen in previous months of monitoring, and are well below the 24-hour screening level--the short-term concentration above which immediate negative health effects could occur.

Hexavalent chromium levels are still averaging above 12-month health goals, known as ambient benchmark concentrations. Investigators at the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality continue to seek the source of these emissions.

Levels of cadmium in the air at the Children's Creative Learning Center (CCLC) in southeast Portland showed an increase on three days--May 6, 9 and 10--during the monitoring period, but did not exceed the 24-hour screening level. The increase caused the average cadmium level to go above the long-term health-based goals. State officials will continue to watch these levels.

"We are investigating several aspects of how Bullseye operates, including its production processes, maintenance procedures and raw material handling, to better understand what the cause of these cadmium and hexavalent chromium readings may be," said Keith Johnson, manager with DEQ's Northwest Region.

Concentrations below short-term health risk levels

Arsenic continues to average above long-term health based goals. Both the increased cadmium and arsenic averages, however, remain well below the Oregon 24-hour screening level, and for arsenic, is consistent with levels that would typically be found in urban environments.

During the past week, lead levels have dropped from a high of 669 nanograms per cubic meter of air (ng/m3) to 65 ng/m3, which is below the threshold at which lead would pose any immediate risk to people.

10-week averages for metals

The attached table lists the 10-week average concentrations compared with what's expected in urban environments (urban background), and the health-based target (ambient benchmark).

Comparison values for metals in air are posted online at: http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/TrackingAssessment/EnvironmentalHealthAssessment/Documents/metals/comparison-values-metals-in-air.pdf.

The air monitor at CCLC is one of five monitoring devices, operating 24 hours a day, that DEQ placed around southeast Portland near Bullseye to measure levels of heavy metals in the air. There is also one air monitor near Uroboros Glass in north Portland.

DEQ continues its search for the source of hexavalent chromium readings that have stayed elevated since March 1. The agency has visited several industrial sites, including a cement plant, rail yard, trucking facility and chrome-plating facilities near the southeast Portland air monitoring locations.

Bullseye is just one potential source of the higher hexavalent chromium, although it has not used the metal in glass production since mid-February.

Weekly air monitoring data from southeast and north Portland are reported each week by the interagency group that includes DEQ and OHA, and published at SaferAir.Oregon.gov. For information about the Cleaner Air Oregon initiative to align industrial air toxics regulations with human health, visit CleanerAir.Oregon.gov.

DEQ reaches agreement with Uroboros Glass

DEQ on Wednesday executed a Mutual Agreement and Final Order (MAO) with Uroboros that requires the glass-maker to take additional steps to limit its emissions of certain hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) including metals. The MAO was prompted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's determination that the company operates furnaces that are subject to regulation under federal air quality rules.

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UPDATE #2: Shooting Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Creston-Kenilworth Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 05/26/16 3:21 PM
The victim in last night's shooting is a 20-year-old female. She remains in critical condition at a Portland hospital with life-threatening injuries. Her name is not being released at this time.

Detectives are continuing to investigate and no arrests have been made in this case.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457, rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503-823-0991, todd.gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov.

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The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene. Media should meet the PIO on 28th Place, South of Powell Boulevard.

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On Wednesday May 25, 2016, at 3:02 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at an apartment in the 3600 block of Southeast 28th Place.

Officers arrived in the area and located the female victim suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. The victim has been transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Officers are searching the neighborhood for the suspect, described as an African American male in his 20s, wearing a blue t-shirt with white numbers on it, a white sleeve t-shirt underneath, medium build, armed with a handgun. The suspect may also be carrying a black jacket.

Preliminary information to police indicates that the victim and suspect may know each other.

No additional information is available at this time and an investigation is underway.

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Capital Facilities Advisory Committee Presents Recommendations to Ridgefield School Board (Photo)
Ridgefield Sch. Dist. - 05/26/16 3:20 PM
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May 26, 2016 -- Ridgefield, WA -- Following more than six months of intensive work, the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) delivered their report and recommendations to the Ridgefield School Board at their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 24. The CFAC is recommending the district place a bond on the February 2017 ballot for between $95 and $100 million.

Ridgefield is one of the fastest-growing school districts in the state. All four schools are currently over capacity, and the district will be adding 11 modular buildings this fall to keep up with the immediate needs.

"We just need more space for the students coming in. I don't know if anyone is ever thrilled about a bond, but they are thrilled that the district is looking around and trying to keep our schools great," said Amy Draper, co-chair of the CFAC. "Ridgefield School District is in a great position right now. People are moving to Ridgefield because of the great schools."

The recommendations include the construction of a new fifth and sixth-grade intermediate school and seventh and eighth-grade middle school at the district-owned property across South Hillhurst Road from Ridgefield High School. The two schools would share certain core facilities, such as food service, library-media center, and a black box theater to increase efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

The CFAC also recommends continuing to pursue the partnership with the City of Ridgefield to develop an outdoor recreation complex on the same property to be used by the school district, area athletic organizations, and the general public. The joint project has the potential to save taxpayers $5 million by constructing shared spaces.

Additionally, the CFAC proposes expanding Ridgefield High School to accommodate an additional 500 students. This project would focus on spaces for the fine arts, special education, science, a new library-media center, and more general education classrooms.

Both Union Ridge Elementary and South Ridge Elementary would receive safety and security upgrades, and a portion of the existing View Ridge Middle School would be repurposed for an expanded community education program and the consolidation of district administration and support services.

The estimated cost breakdowns by project are:

Facility Need Cost Range
New 5-6 and 7-8 School Campuses $70,447,279 $73,969,643
New Addition at RHS $22,051,180 $23,153,739
Safety/Security Upgrades at South Ridge $493,482 $542,830
Safety/Security Upgrades at Union Ridge $510,325 $561,357
Repurpose View Ridge Middle School $1,894,981 $2,084,247
Total Cost Range $95,397,247 $100,311,816


The CFAC, which consisted of approximately 30 members, was comprised of parents, retirees, business leaders, elected leaders, faculty and staff from across the district. The group worked with professionals in architecture, planning, construction, municipal financing, and security to broaden their knowledge and more thoroughly explore all options.

"On behalf of our entire board, I wish to extend a huge thank you to the CFAC. This is the culmination of countless hours of volunteer work and we appreciate and admire their passion for Ridgefield Schools, our kids, and our community," said Scott Gullickson, president of the school board of directors.

A unique feature of the CFAC's process was their purposeful engagement of the whole community. They hosted a community forum in March, held staff presentations at the school sites, provided updates to area business groups, and utilized a subcommittee structure to survey and interview parents, staff, and other stakeholders.

"This really is the community's bond. We wanted to get as much input as we possibly could," said Dana Ziemer, the group's co-chair.

The CFAC's recommendations are Phase II of a four-phase capital plan. Phase I was the highly successful 2012 bond project that delivered expanded facilities to the district's elementary schools and high school.

Dennis Bell, a retiree and vice-chair, emphasized that a primary goal of the CFAC was to respond effectively to near-term needs while maintaining the flexibility required for longer-range planning. The district projects student enrollment to be approximately 7200 students in 2035.

"The joint campus complex recommendation allows the district to prepare adequately for our anticipated growth while still maintaining flexibility should we grow at a slower rate. It is a creative solution that protects tax dollars long-term," said Dr. Nathan McCann, the district's superintendent.

"The CFAC's ability to look at our needs from all angles and be completely objective will serve us well as we continue down the road to making these dreams reality," added Gullickson.

You can view the CFAC's report in its entirety along with their presentation materials at www.ridgefieldsd.org/about-us/capital-facilities-advisory-committee.

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Attached Media Files: Scott Gullickson , CFAC members at a March work session , Dennis Bell , Dana Ziemer , Amy Draper
Shooting Investigation Underway in King Neighborhood - No Known Injuries
Portland Police Bureau - 05/26/16 2:58 PM
On Thursday May 26, 2016, at 2:09 p.m., North Precinct and Youth Services Division officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of North Mallory Avenue and Alberta Street.

Officers arrived in the area and were directed to North Rodney Avenue and Alberta, where they discovered evidence of gunfire. No gunshot victims were located at the scene or have arrived at any area hospitals.

Witnesses told police that a purple vehicle left the area after the gunshots were heard but it is not known if the occupants of the vehicle are involved in the shooting.

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

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Road Closure for Madrona Avenue SE/25th Street SE Intersection Widening/With Map Attached
City of Salem - 05/26/16 2:48 PM
Road Closure Begins Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The intersection of Madrona Avenue SE and 25th Street SE will be closed to all traffic beginning at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. The intersection is scheduled to reopen to traffic at the end of October 2016.

Local access into the construction zone will be maintained on both 25th Street SE and Madrona Avenue SE; however, the intersection will be closed entirely to all traffic, including pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists.

A signed detour route (map attached) along Pringle Road SE and McGilchrist Street SE will be in place for the duration of the closure. Motorists may also use alternate routes to avoid the closure area.

During the detour, the speed limit on McGilchrist Street SE between 25th Street SE and Pringle Road SE will be posted at 30 mph. Motorists should expect delays and traffic congestion in the area as a result of the construction work.

Please contact Aaron Edelman, PE, Project Manager at aedelman@cityofsalem.net or
503-588-6211 for additional information.

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Clackamas Community College news (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 05/26/16 2:26 PM
CCC Prints awards - Photo by Austin Boltz
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Please find attached the latest Clackamas Community College news.


Attached Media Files: STEM grant , June 2016 CCC calendar of events , CCC Print awards , CCC graduation , 2016 Spring music concert schedule , CCC Prints awards - Photo by Austin Boltz , CCC Print awards photo1 , CCC graduation2 , CCC graduation1
Temporary Station 11 Open for Business (Photo)
Albany Fire Dept. - 05/26/16 1:52 PM
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Albany Fire Department's temporary Station 11, located at 1120 SE Hill Street, is open for business and responding to calls. The station houses a fire engine unit and sleeps four firefighters. Allen & Laporte General Contracting Inc. began site work on 5/4/16 and completed the job on 5/19/16. The scope of the work included site preparation, installation of a metal structure and alterations and upgrades to renovate the existing structure.

The temporary station will be open until the new, downtown Station 11 building project is complete in 2017. Bids are currently out and an award will be made in July.


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City of Beaverton street paving planned on Barrows Road from June 6 to 10
City of Beaverton - 05/26/16 1:52 PM
BEAVERTON, Ore. --The City of Beaverton's Public Works Department will be paving SW Barrows Rd between SW Barrows Rd between SW 154th Ave and Roshak Rd., during the week of June 6 to 10.

The exact schedule is weather-dependent. Work will begin at 7 a.m. and finish no later than 5 p.m. each day. Traffic lanes will be flagged and remain open to local traffic. The city will complete the project as quickly as possible and work to minimize inconvenience, but there will be occasional delays.

Resurfacing streets regularly, rather than allowing them to deteriorate, saves money for the city. Pavement resurfacing overlay is considerably less expensive than rebuilding streets. Beaverton inspects its streets frequently to determine which roads are in need of paving.

For more information on other city road projects this summer, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/RoadConstruction.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as one of the safest cities in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press with cities more than 75,000). 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 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 Silver 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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Salem Cancer Institute invites public to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day
Salem Health - 05/26/16 1:29 PM
Salem Cancer Institute invites you to join the celebration on June 8 for National Cancer Survivors Day. The cancer institute will host festivities and offer inspiration to honor cancer survivors and those who support them.

"What a great opportunity to bring the community together to celebrate cancer survivors and remember loved ones," says Andi Petrone, the institute's business administrator. "The day will promote wellness and quality of life beyond cancer through various activities incorporating movement, nutrition and stress relief."

The special day includes wellness classes in Building C on the Salem Health campus, 875 Oak St. SE, unless otherwise noted. To register, call 503-814-CHEC (2432) or visit www.salemhealth.org/chec.

9:45 to 10:15 a.m. DRUMMING FOR WELLNESS
Experience music as a coping technique to reduce stress, lift mood, and be an outlet for creative expression with Melissa Potts, board-certified music therapist.

10:30 to 11 a.m. MOVE 'N' GROOVE FOR HEALTH
Have fun and get moving with easy to follow dance steps that anyone can do with Mai Dotran, RN, BSN, licensed Zumba instructor.

11:15 to 11:45 a.m. LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE
Come explore ways humor and laughter can improve quality of life and help with stress management with Wayne Halle, MSW, LCSW, oncology certified social worker.

1 to 1:45 p.m. EATING WELL COOKING DEMONSTRATION
Join us at the Wellness Kitchen (Building D, 939 Oak St. SE) as our registered dietitian, Andrea Hamilton, MS, prepares healthy recipes, shares samples, and discusses eating for wellness.

2 to 2:30 p.m. YOGA
Relax with gentle yoga for any skill level with Ivan Fernandez, yoga instructor.


OTHER OPPORTUNITIES:

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SURVIVOR ART SHOWCASE: A dozen featured artists will share their favorite works from displays over the past two years.
Information, refreshments and prizes.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wellness booths, creative arts activities, complimentary makeovers, and massages (Courtyard).

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Live music and smoothie samples (Courtyard).


Salem Cancer Institute saw 2,053 new cancer patients in 2015. The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation says nearly 14.5 million people nationwide are living with and beyond cancer -- and there are more than 32 million survivors worldwide.

Salem Health -- an OHSU Partner -- offers exceptional care to people in and around Oregon's mid-Willamette Valley. It is comprised of hospitals in Salem and Dallas, a medical group of primary and specialty care providers, plus other affiliated services. For the second consecutive year, the hospital in Salem received the prestigious 2016 Truven Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals, placing it among the nation's highest performing hospitals. Visit us at www.salemhealth.org; "Like" us on www.facebook.com/salemhealth; follow us on Twitter: @salemhealth; and view us at www.youtube.com/salemhealth.
Limited Area Boil Water Notice
City of Salem - 05/26/16 12:59 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: Thursday, May 26, 2016

CONTACT PERSON:
Dwayne Barnes, Water Services Manager
City of Salem Public Works Department
503-588-6483, dbarnes@cityofsalem.net


LIMITED AREA BOIL WATER NOTICE
Harlandale Estates/Bramble Hills on Barnes Avenue SE Between Stroh Lane SE and Commercial Street SE

At approximately 10:20 p.m., May 25, 2016, a vehicle struck a fire hydrant on Barnes Avenue SE. To mitigate damage caused by water flowing from the broken fire hydrant, maintenance crews had to shut down the water main causing water pressure to be interrupted to approximately 65 homes in the Harlandale Estates/Bramble Hills area on Barnes Avenue SE, between Stroh Lane SE and Commercial Street SE in the City of Salem (see attached map). No other areas of the water system were affected by the pressure interruption.

Oregon Health Authority rules require a Boil Water Notice be issued as a precautionary measure if system pressure is lost. This notice will be in effect until water within the affected area is verified safe by bacteriological testing. Water Services staff are hand delivering notices to all affected customers. Water sample results are expected by mid-day Friday, May 27, 2016. Notices will be delivered to the affected customers following results of the water samples.

This notice contains important information about a boil water notice. If you need help understanding this information, please call 503-588-6211.

Esta notificación contiene información importante acerca de un aviso de hervir agua. Si necesita ayuda para comprender esta información, por favor llame 503-588-6211.


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Attached Media Files: 2016-05/1081/94764/Map.pdf
Award-Winning Returning Veterans Project Launches Patriot Games Challenge on Memorial Day to Salute Veterans, Service Members and their Families
Returning Veterans Project - 05/26/16 12:13 PM
PORTLAND, OR -- May 27, 2016 -- Since 2005 the Returning Veterans Project (RVP) has honored Veterans, Service Members, and their families on Memorial Day Weekend. This year, RVP is launching its inaugural Patriot Games Challenge, an online donation campaign honoring all five branches of the military and those who serve. Our Patriot Games campaign will begin on May 28, 2016 and run through July 4, 2016.
In honor of Memorial Day, RVP is offering a unique lunch experience with our Founder Carol Levine, Executive Director Belle Landau, and Cameron Smith, Director of the Oregon Department of Veteran Affairs. Anyone donating $100 or more to our Patriot Games Challenge during Memorial Day Weekend (May 28th through and including May 30th) will be entered to win! RVP will introduce more incentives for Flag Day on June 14th and July 4th. All donations to our Project Patriot Games Challenge are tax-deductible.
The funds raised from this Challenge will be used to gain, train and add more licensed volunteer mental health and somatic practitioners to our pro bono network which now includes 190 clinicians already delivering free confidential treatment services to post-9/11 war zone veterans and their families across Oregon and Clark County Washington.
In 2015, the RVP pro bono healthcare network delivered over 4,500 hours of free, confidential mental health services, acupuncture, massage, chiropractic and naturopathic care, occupational and physical therapy and more, to 324 post-9/11 war zone veterans and 129 family members: spouses/partners, children and parents impacted by deployments and reintegration challenges.
On June 3rd Governor Kate Brown is scheduled to present RVP with the National Guard Bureau's (NGB) 2015 Purple Family Program Award recognizing RVP's extensive contributions to the health and welfare of both the Oregon Air and Army National Guard and their families. This national award is an honor bestowed upon one community organization in the country best exemplifying the true meaning of the "purple" concept of working with both Army and/or Air Guard activities. In 2015, there were 17 nominees nationwide.
In addition, Governor Brown has named RVP in a June PTSD Awareness Month proclamation, as a nonprofit proudly serving Veterans, to declare "RVP makes a significant impact in the lives of Veterans and our local communities".
Veterans who have used our services say: ..."I started using it roughly a year ago for mental health counseling, and I have to say, it quite literally saved my life."
And
" every year my doctor would at least mention amputation. I started appointments with my acupuncturist then awhile later had my yearly physical. They never once mentioned amputation!"
For more information please visit: www.returningveterans.org/patriotgames
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Our Mission: Returning Veterans Project is an independent local nonprofit organization comprised of community based health care practitioners who offer free and confidential services to post-9/11 war zone veterans, service members and their families in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Our volunteers include licensed mental health professionals, acupuncturists, naturopaths, chiropractors, massage therapists, and other complementary health care providers.
Urban Forestry Conference slated for next week in Portland (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 05/26/16 11:53 AM
The conference is a great place to network and learn the latest about urban forestry.
The conference is a great place to network and learn the latest about urban forestry.
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Oregon Community Trees hosts their annual Urban & Community Forestry conference, geared for professionals as well as interested members of the public, from 8 a.m. -- 4 p.m. next Thursday June 2 at the World Forestry Center in Portland.

"Maintaining Magnificence: Preserving large trees in our community forests" is the theme of this year's conference.

Dr. Julian Dunster, internationally-recognized consulting arborist, professional forester and registered professional planner, is keynote speaker.

Dunster will begin the day with an overview of the local, regional and global competing interests related to trees in urban areas. The discussion will also address management goals, timeframes, challenges and opportunities in community forests, and how to balance exuberant "tree worship" with pragmatic realities.

The conference program will also include presentations about creative strategies and tested techniques in community tree preservation.

Urban forestry experts from California, Oregon, and Washington will share case studies, policies and technologies in use today to preserve the most magnificent members of community forests. The conference is presented in partnership with the Oregon Department of Forestry and the US Forest Service and funded by generous local and regional sponsors.

About Oregon Community Trees
The mission of Oregon Community Trees is to promote healthy urban and community forests through leadership, education, awareness, and advocacy. Its members include arborists, urban planners, community activists and foresters. In partnership with the Oregon Department of Forestry, O.C.T. hosts an annual Urban and Community Forestry Conference each year.

Continuing education credits, conference location
The conference takes place at the World Forestry Center's Miller Hall. Continuing education credits are available for Oregon registered landscape architects, landscape contractors, ISA certified arborists and SAF certified foresters. Breakfast, lunch, and closing reception are included with registration.

For more information and to register: http://goo.gl/plbzt8 or http://oregoncommunitytrees.org/


Attached Media Files: The conference is a great place to network and learn the latest about urban forestry.
Housing Stability Council Monthly Meeting - June 3, 2016
Oregon Housing and Community Services - 05/26/16 11:04 AM
June 3, 2016 | 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Oregon Housing and Community Services, Room 124 A&B
725 Summer St NE | Salem OR 97301
Call-In: 1-877-273-4202 | Participant Code: 4978330

AGENDA:
9:00 Meeting Called to Order
9:05 Public Comment
9:15 Draft Meeting Minutes - May 6, 2016
9:20 Residential Loan Program Consent Calendar
9:30 Housing Trust Fund
9:45 Single Family -- Homeownership Center RFA Awards
10:00 LIFT Update
10:15 Agency Request Budget update
10:45 Report of the Director
11:10 Report of the Chair
11:30 Meeting Adjourned
DHS Town Hall meetings coming to Portland, Salem, Eugene, Medford, Bend and Pendleton in June
Oregon Department of Human Services - 05/26/16 10:39 AM
You are invited to provide input and feedback to the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) on our programs, services and priorities for our 2017 budget and legislative session. We've been doing these meetings for several years, and they are a great way to hear directly from the people and communities DHS serves.

Local reporters are encouraged to attend, too!

The Town Hall will cover programs and services in the following areas:
Child Welfare
Aging and People with Disabilities
Intellectual/Developmental Disability Services
Self Sufficiency Programs
Vocational Rehabilitation
DHS Director's Office and other Central Services

Your participation is extremely valuable to us as we make plans to move forward, so make plans to attend a meeting in your local area!

Monday, June 20
PORTLAND: Creston Elementary School, Auditorium, 4701 SE Bush Street, right off Powell Blvd
1:00 pm -- 3:00 pm
Please let us know if you plan to attend: DHS Director's Office -- Use subject line PORTLAND

Tuesday, June 21
SALEM: Chemeketa Community College, Auditorium, 4000 Lancaster Drive NE
1:00 pm -- 3:00 pm
Please let us know if you plan to attend: DHS Director's Office -- Use subject line SALEM

Wednesday, June 22
EUGENE: Lane Community College, Center for Meeting & Learning #104, 4000 E 30th Avenue
1:00 pm -- 3:00 pm)
Please let us know if you plan to attend: DHS Director's Office -- Use subject line EUGENE

Thursday, June 23
MEDFORD: North Medford High School, Auditorium, 1900 N Keene Way Drive
(10:00 am -- 12:00 noon)
Please let us know if you plan to attend: DHS Director's Office -- Use subject line MEDFORD

Monday, June 27
BEND: The Riverhouse Convention Center, Cascade AJ Room, 3075 N. Business 97
10:00 am -- 12:00 noon
Please let us know if you plan to attend: DHS Director's Office -- Use subject line BEND

Tuesday, June 28
PENDLETON: Vert Auditorium, 480 SW Dorion Avenue
1:00 pm -- 3:00 pm
Please let us know if you plan to attend: DHS Director's Office -- Use subject line PENDLETON

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Oregon City - Mt. View Cemetery Annual Commemorative Service - 05/02/16
City of Oregon City - 05/26/16 10:21 AM
Oregon City -- The local community and surrounding areas are invited to Mountain View Cemetery's Memorial Day Commemorative Service on May 30, 2016, at 10:00 am. The Cemetery is located at 500 Hilda St, Oregon City, OR 97045.

Please join us in our tribute to veterans and other public servants that have gone before us.

This years event will feature guest speaker Retired Naval Commander JJ Morell, a 21-gun salute and other military honors and floral tributes, Oregon City High School Junior ROTC, with music provided by Bagpiper Olivia Thoroughman, the Gardiner Middle School and Grand View Baptist Church bands.

For information please visit our web site at www.orcity.org/cemetery, or call the cemetery office at 503-657-8299, by e-mail jking@orcity.org or dallen@orcity.org.
Washington County Search team Locates Missing Gaston Man (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/26/16 10:04 AM
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May 26, 2016 -- Sheriff's Deputies were searching for a man that was reported missing and possibly in danger due to health issues.

On May 25, 2016 at about 10:00 p.m., a family member called Washington County Sheriff's Deputies to report Glenn Ellis, from Gaston, went fishing and never returned.

The family reported to Sheriff's Deputies they dropped Mr. Ellis off at SW Richmond Road and SW Patton Valley Road to fish the Tualatin River. The family said they dropped him off at 1:00 p.m. yesterday and went back about 7:00 p.m. last night to pick him up but were unable to find him. They said it is very unusual for Mr. Ellis to be out of contact with his family for this length of time. Mr. Ellis was reported to have recent surgery that he has not recovered from that could cause serious medical issues.

Sheriff's Deputies began an extensive search in this rural secluded area. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office assisted with an aerial search overnight with no success. Washington County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue was activated to help find Mr. Ellis. The enhanced search was assisted by Mountain Wave Search & Rescue and Gaston Fire Department.

Glenn Ellis is 53 years old and was described as being 6'3" tall, 310 pounds, with brown hair and beard and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a black tee shirt and black shorts and sandals.

At 8:43 this morning Washington County Search and Rescue team members found Mr. Ellis near the 50000 block of SW Patton Valley Road. He reported injuring his leg in a fall causing him to spend the night in the woods. He was checked by Gaston Fire and released in otherwise good health.


Attached Media Files: PDF , SAR Photo , Glenn Ellis
Beaverton City Library Hosts A World Without Secrets: Privacy and Expectations in the United States
City of Beaverton - 05/26/16 9:34 AM
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The Beaverton City Library will host "A World Without Secrets: Privacy and Expectations" on Monday, June 6, at 6 p.m. at 12375 SW Fifth St. Wendy Willis, executive director of Kitchen Table Democracy, will lead participants in an exploration of the history of privacy in the United States. Willis will discuss how our principles hold up in the world of corporate information gathering and government surveillance and ask what the costs and benefits are to living in a society where almost everything about us is discoverable and discussed.

A poet, essayist and national leader in civic engagement and collaborative governance, Willis serves as the executive director of the Kitchen Table Democracy, a national nonprofit organization housed at Portland State University and devoted to improving democratic governance. Her first book of poems, Blood Sisters of the Republic, was released in 2012. In addition to publishing poetry and essays in a variety of national and regional journals and serving as an adjunct fellow in poetry at the Attic Institute, Willis has served as a federal public defender and as the law clerk to Chief Justice Wallace P. Carson Jr. of the Oregon Supreme Court. She graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown Law Center and holds a BA from Willamette University and an MFA in poetry from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University.

This program is made possible by funding from Oregon Humanities, and is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org or call 503-644-2197.

ABOUT OREGON HUMANITIES
Oregon Humanities connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities. More information about Oregon Humanities' programs and publications, which include the Conversation Project, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Idea Lab, Public Program Grants, and Oregon Humanities magazine, can be found at www.oregonhumanities.org. Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.

ABOUT THE LIBRARY
The Beaverton City Library is the second-busiest library system in the state, with more than 780,000 patrons a year at its main location at 12375 SW Fifth Street and Murray Scholls branch at 11200 SW Murray Scholls Place.

For additional information regarding Beaverton City Library services, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org or call 503-644-2197. The Beaverton City Library is one of fifteen libraries in Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) that work communally to provide excellent countywide library service by sharing valuable resources and information with one another.

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Portland releases new data on unreinforced masonry buildings (URMs) vulnerable during an earthquake (Photo)
Portland Bureau of Emergency Management - 05/26/16 9:08 AM
Unreinforced Masonry (URM) Building Map Screenshot
Unreinforced Masonry (URM) Building Map Screenshot
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The City of Portland recently released a map and database showing the locations of around 1,800 unreinforced masonry buildings -- or URMs -- vulnerable from shaking during an earthquake if not structurally retrofitted (http://www.portlandonline.com/bds/urms). URMs are buildings generally constructed before the 1960s using brick with little to no steel reinforcement in the walls. The new building data was collected as part of the Portland URM Seismic Retrofit Project, a collaborative effort sponsored by Commissioner Steve Novick between the Portland Bureau of Development Services (BDS), Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM), Portland Development Commission (PDC), and community members, to reduce the risk posed by URMs to the city.

The URM map and database are now available online for building owners, business owners, and residents to find out where URMs are located, and learn basic information about the structures -- http://www.portlandonline.com/bds/urms. Since the last time Portland collected URM data in the 1990s, only 13 percent of the approximately 1,800 URM buildings have been fully or partially upgraded with another 8 percent demolished.

The URM Seismic Retrofit Project is currently working on a mandatory URM retrofit policy -- along with incentives for building owners -- for City Council to consider later this year. Other cities on the West Coast, including San Francisco and Los Angeles, already have similar policies in place. The public will be able to comment on the proposed policy later this year. Information on the project can be found at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/pbem/urmproject.


Questions about URMs? Please email BDS.URMBuildings@portlandoregon.gov or call the Bureau of Development Services Main Reception Desk at 503-823-7300.

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Attached Media Files: Press Release , Unreinforced Masonry (URM) Building Map Screenshot
Sheriff's Office seeks tips in brazen Fred Meyer self-service checkout armed robbery (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/26/16 8:33 AM
Surveillance photo 2 of suspect
Surveillance photo 2 of suspect
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Please reference CCSO Case # 16-14224

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is seeking tips in a brazen after-hours armed robbery at a Fred Meyer self-serve checkout on SE McLoughlin. Surveillance photos are attached.

At approximately 10:46 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, an unknown male suspect entered the Fred Meyer store at 14700 SE McLoughlin in unincorporated Clackamas County.

Surveillance video reveals the suspect walked around the Fred Meyer until it closed at 11 p.m. The male then approached the self-service check stands as they were being emptied -- and stole two baskets containing an undisclosed amount of cash.

Fred Meyer employees attempted to stop the male. The male pulled away, drew a handgun, and used it to shoot out the glass out of the locked exit door to make his escape.

The suspect reportedly left the business driving a gray 2013 Kia Sol with no license plates. Deputies recovered the vehicle a short distance away; investigators believe the getaway vehicle may have been stolen from a nearby car-dealership lot, but are still working to confirm this information.

Surveillance photos are attached to this release, and the Sheriff's Office is seeking tips to ID the robbery suspect.

TIPS SOUGHT

If you or anyone you know has information regarding this incident or the suspect, you are urged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's 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 # 16-14224.

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REMINDER TO MEDIA -- PAGER DISCONTINUED: We have discontinued our Public Information Unit pager. All media outlets needing to contact our PIO can now send an email to SheriffPIO@clackamas.us


Attached Media Files: Surveillance photo 2 of suspect , Surveillance photo 1 of suspect
City of Beaverton Conducts Inspections on all City-Maintained Streets
City of Beaverton - 05/26/16 8:25 AM
BEAVERTON, Ore. --The City of Beaverton's Public Works Department will be conducting inspections on all city-maintained streets during the month of June.

The city has hired contractor Infrastructure Management Services LLC (IMS) to complete a detailed inventory and condition rating of all city roadways and right-of-ways. Using a specialized one-ton Ford van fitted with mounted cameras and GPS receivers, IMS will assess pavement conditions including roughness, rutting, cracking, or other surface issues. It will also inventory traffic signs and other assets, and make recommendations for any long-term needed improvements.

The city's Public Works Department plans to present the findings and final recommendations to the Beaverton City Council this fall.

The city maintains its roads to prevent long-term condition issues that would require rebuilding. City-maintained streets are frequently inspected, and the Public Works Department resurfaces streets on a regular schedule, which is more cost-effective and less disruptive to residents than rebuilding.

For more information on upcoming paving schedules and other city road projects, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/RoadConstruction.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as one of the safest cities in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press with cities more than 75,000). 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 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 Silver 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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IOBG Nautical Safety Foundation Delivers Over 500 Life Jackets to Loaner Stations -Teams Up with U.S. Distributing (Photo)
Oregon Marine Board - 05/26/16 8:12 AM
Jen Tonneson, Marine Board, Mike Kondrat, Nautical Safety Foundation, David LaDouceur, Park Ranger, Jeff Sleight, U.S. Distributing, Bobbi Trout,Park Ranger , Bernard Klatte, Army Corps, Bill McKinney, IOBG, Boyd Logan, Park Ranger
Jen Tonneson, Marine Board, Mike Kondrat, Nautical Safety Foundation, David LaDouceur, Park Ranger, Jeff Sleight, U.S. Distributing, Bobbi Trout,Park Ranger , Bernard Klatte, Army Corps, Bill McKinney, IOBG, Boyd Logan, Park Ranger
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IOBG Nautical Safety Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, partnered with U.S. Distributing (owned by Englund Marine Supply) to purchase and deliver over 500 life jackets to major water safety organizations for life jacket loaner stations throughout Oregon. The Oregon State Marine Board awarded IOBG a $2500 grant to purchase new life jackets.

"It is very rewarding to see that a major local company, U.S. Distributing, sees the benefit in assisting us in providing life jackets to numerous kiosks throughout Oregon. The true benefit is in saving that one child's life because the life jacket was there to use," said Mike Kondrat, President of IOBG Nautical Safety Foundation. "We also thank the Oregon State Marine Board for the grant which enabled us to meet this year's demands for life jackets," continued Kondrat, "Without the Marine Board's help we would not have the funds to provide these jackets."

These life jackets primarily replaced worn out, weathered and missing jackets at over 50 life jacket kiosks on major bodies of water in Oregon such as the Columbia, Willamette, Sandy, Clackamas and Rogue Rivers, as well as Hagg Lake. We also support new kiosks being built during this year such as the one built by Nathan Roner for his Eagle Scout Project.

"U.S. Distributing, Englund Marine Supply and Charlie Bond of Ralston Cunningham Company, our life jacket sales representative, are very supportive of any effort that we put into helping save lives and are very impressed with the IOBG Nautical Safety Foundation's work in getting these life jackets distributed where there's a need in such a timely manner", said Jeff Sleight, U.S. Distributing Sales Manager. "We hope we can continue our relationship with IOBG Nautical Safety Foundation and support the numerous life jacket kiosks throughout our state."
IOBG Nautical Safety Foundation has partnered with organizations like Safe Kids, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Boy Scouts of America, Daughters of Neptune and various County River Patrols for the past three years. The Foundation has delivered almost 1500 new and used life jackets to these organizations.

"The Oregon State Marine Board awarded the IOBG Nautical Safety Foundation with this grant based upon their submitted proposal which identified a great need for life jackets to supplement the numerous life jacket kiosks on major waterways in Oregon. Partnering with U.S. Distributing allowed the IOBG Nautical Safety Foundation to exceed their proposals delivery commitments." said MariAnn McKenzie, Oregon State Marine Board Boater Education Coordinator.

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About IOBG Nautical Safety Foundation: Based in Portland Oregon, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization to provide local water safety organizations with much needed safety equipment such as life jackets.
Donations can be made at www.gofundme.com/Life-jackets
-- or by check --
IOBG Nautical Safety Foundation
152 SE Spokane St. #10
Portland, OR 97202
www.iobg-nsf.org


Attached Media Files: Jen Tonneson, Marine Board, Mike Kondrat, Nautical Safety Foundation, David LaDouceur, Park Ranger, Jeff Sleight, U.S. Distributing, Bobbi Trout,Park Ranger , Bernard Klatte, Army Corps, Bill McKinney, IOBG, Boyd Logan, Park Ranger
Portland Police Bureau Appointing Two New Police Officers Today (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/26/16 7:30 AM
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Today, Thursday May 26, 2016, at 9:00 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau will be appointing two new police officers.

The ceremony will be held at the Justice Center, located at 1111 Southwest 2nd Avenue, in the 14th Floor Wayne Sullivan Conference Room.

Interested media should plan to arrive early and all guests must check in at the Central Precinct desk.

The Portland Police Bureau is actively recruiting new officers to the Bureau and accepting applications.

For more information, please visit http://www.joinportlandpolice.com

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Service Coordination Team Graduation Today at 10:00 a.m. at City Hall (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/26/16 7:00 AM
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The Portland Police Bureau's Service Coordination Team (SCT) has scheduled a graduation today, Thursday May 26, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m., in City Council Chambers at Portland's City Hall, located at 1220 Southwest 4th Avenue.

Refreshments will be served immediately afterward in the foyer on the first floor.

The Service Coordination Team is a Portland Police Bureau program that provides housing and drug treatment to chronic offenders through the coordination of law enforcement and service providers. Services work to address the root cause of their criminal activity and offer real, long-term, attainable solutions to aid individuals in changing their lives.

The SCT will be honoring 31 graduates from Central City Concern's Housing Rapid Response and NISA programs, the Central City Concern Recovery Center, and several other addiction treatment programs, who work in collaboration with supportive housing.

This will bring the total number of SCT graduates to 197 individuals.

David Rugh, Class of 2012, will be Master of Ceremonies, Mayor Charlie Hales and Portland Police Bureau Assistant Chief Robert Day will be making welcoming remarks.

Expected to attend are the 31 new graduates. Additionally, SCT Alumni will be honored for their continued sobriety, progress and achievements.

The graduation program is a moving opportunity to see the power of change at work and the success of the Service Coordination Team's partnerships.

The Service Coordination Team is a partnership between the Portland Police Bureau, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, the Multnomah County Department of Community Justice, Portland Patrol Inc., Central City Concern and the Portland Business Alliance Clean and Safe program.

For additional information about the Service Coordination Team, contact Program Manager Emily Rochon at 503-823-3449, emily.rochon@portlandoregon.gov.

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Wed. 05/25/16
***Media Advisory*** OSP Urging Transportation Safety For Memorial Day Weekend Travelers
Oregon State Police - 05/25/16 9:15 PM
OSP will be available for interviews on May 26 from 1PM to 230PM at the OSP Portland Patrol Office located at 8085 SE Deer Creek Lane, Milwaukie, Oregon. Please email osppio@state.or.us if interested. Thank you for your support.



Associated release:
The Oregon State Police is asking persons traveling for the Memorial Day weekend to be prepared for their trip. Memorial Day weekend has historically been a dangerous holiday weekend for travelers as numbers of serious injury and fatal crashes increase during this time.

According to AAA Oregon/Idaho, "AAA projects more than 38 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend. That's the second-highest Memorial Day travel volume on record and the most since 2005." With this in mind, OSP will be increasing patrols on state highways to target driving behaviors that lead to serious injury crashes and fatal crashes. Those behaviors (Fatal Five) are speed, occupant safety, lane usage, impaired driving and distracted driving.

OSP is urging motorists to prepare for their travels and visit www.tripcheck.com for road status/traveler information. Motorists should also expect more traffic on state highways and take additional time to reach their destination. OSP wants all Oregonians and visitors to have safe travels while enjoying this holiday weekend.
Evergreen Museum to host Wall of Honor May 26 - May 30
Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum - 05/25/16 8:36 PM
MCMINNVILLE, ORE. (May 25, 2016) -- Evergreen Museum is humbled to display the Wall of Honor in the Evergreen Theater from May 26 -- May 30.

This exhibit has been brought to the Museum by American Legion Post 21 and KLYC radio.

"With over 250 volunteers, some of which served in conflicts back to WWII, we do all we can to show our support for those who lost their lives in combat or fought gallantly for our country," said Ann Witsil, Interim Executive Director for the Museum. "Guests will walk through our Oregon Aviation Hall of Honor, a display that recognizes aviators from Oregon that have made a significant impact on aviation, to the Wall of Honor, a display of photos and names of all those that have lost their lives since 9/11. The Wall of Honor is an amazing tribute that we are thrilled to have on the Museum Campus."

Special Events around The Wall of Honor:

May 26 Opening Day Ceremony 9am Compass Rose near Evergreen Theater
May 30 Memorial Day Service 2:30pm

Location of the Wall: Evergreen Theater - 1st floor Conference Room
Date: May 26 - May 30, 2016
Cost: Free of Charge
Hours:
9am - 5pm Daily Accessible through the front doors of the Theater
Friday, May 27 5pm - Midnight
Saturday, May 28 12:01am - Midnight
Sunday, May 29 5pm - Midnight
Monday, May 30 9am - 5pm
After 5pm you must enter through the west ramp of theater through the side door.

Thank you to the Sea Cadet Honor Guard from Friday 7pm to Saturday 7pm. Come! Be Inspired!


About the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Located in the heart of Oregon's Willamette Valley wine country, the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ("EASM") is the home of the world's largest wooden flying boat, the "Spruce Goose," the SR-71 "Blackbird," and the Titan II SLV Missile. Located on over 200 acres and encompassing four massive and magnificent buildings, the EASM exhibits more than 200 historic aircraft, spacecraft, accessible to visitors of all ages and enhanced with artwork and traveling exhibits. The Museum values its educational mission "to inspire and educate" and it's partnerships with the Academy of Model Aeronautics, the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, the Oregon Space Consortium and the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program, and scores of regional educational institutions.

The Museum facility is located at 500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, across the highway from the McMinnville Airport and about three miles southeast of McMinnville, Ore., on Highway 18. The Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular visitor admission is required. Call 503-434-4180 or visit www.evergreenmuseum.org for more information.

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Vancouver Police arrest man for death of dog
Vancouver Police Dept. - 05/25/16 5:41 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- On May 22, 2016, at approximately 1:15 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to a residence at 3311 E 21st St. for a report that dog had been dragged by a truck to this location and was inside the residence. Witnesses reported hearing a dog yelping and crying loudly and saw that a dog was hanging by a leash on the side a truck driving in the area of 28th/Grand Blvd. Vancouver Police attempted contact with the occupants of the residence where the dog was taken and were unsuccessful in gaining access to check on the condition of the dog. A search warrant was executed for the residence, as well as on the truck that was allegedly involved in the incident. Once inside the residence, Vancouver Police located a deceased, female dog which was turned over to Clark County Animal control for a necropsy.

Based on witness accounts and evidence obtained as part of the investigation, on May 25, 2016, at approximately 4:15 p.m., Vancouver Police arrested David Kadow, 52, at his residence located at 3311 E 21st Street. Kadow was booked into the Clark County jail for Animal Cruelty 1st Degree and Driving While License Suspended 3rd Degree.

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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.
Legacy Health impacts local food banks with more than 22,000 pounds of food (Photo)
Legacy Health - 05/25/16 4:15 PM
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More than 250,000 people in the Portland metropolitan area and Southwest Washington -- a third of them children -- don't know where their next meal is coming from. Everyone is at risk of falling on hard times and needing the support of a food bank.

The goal of the second annual Legacy Health system-wide food drive was to bring in 22,000 pounds of food to represent Legacy Health's more than 11,000 employees. Based on 11,126 pounds of food and $11,214 in monetary donations it represents the equivalent of 22,340 pounds of food going to 14 different food banks in the Portland metropolitan area and Southwest Washington area.

"The health of our communities is fundamental to Legacy's overall mission," said Brian Willoughby, director, community benefit. "It's amazing to see over 11,000 Legacy employees believing in that mission and helping to make an incredible impact for people in need."

Last year, Legacy Health raised 9,319 pounds of food and $6,766 in monetary donations going to 11 different food banks with a goal of reaching 10,000 pounds. Not only did we match donations from the previous year, we met and exceeded our goals and added three new organizations in our communities.

Legacy holds the drive in May to provide a significant amount of food during the "off" time of year, when food pantry cupboards often are growing bare. During the summer, many children no longer have access to free meals at school and families need the support of our community food banks more than ever. Our theme, tied to the month the drive occurs in, is "May no one go hungry."

Donations will go to the following organizations in the Portland metro area and SW Washington:

AWARE Food Bank (Woodburn)
Birch Community Services (Portland)
Clark County Food Bank (Vancouver)
Columbia Pacific Food Bank (St. Helens)
Community Action (Hillsboro)
Lift Urban (Portland)
NE Emergency Food Program (Portland)
Sandy Action Center (Sandy)
Share Vancouver (Vancouver)
SnowCap Community Charities (Portland)
St. Vincent de Paul Canby Food Bank (Canby)
Tualatin School House Pantry (Tualatin)
West Linn Food Pantry (West Linn)
WSU Cougar Food Pantry (Vancouver)


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About Legacy Health
Legacy Health, Oregon's only locally owned nonprofit healthcare organization, includes Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, Legacy Laboratory Services, Legacy Research Institute, Legacy Medical Group and CareMark/Managed HealthCare Northwest PPO. For more information, visit www.legacyhealth.org.


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Literacy Night at Houck Middle School Features Former NFL Player
Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council - 05/25/16 4:15 PM
As a defensive back in the National Football League, Anthony Newman's job was to keep people from reaching their goals, but tomorrow night he'll be doing just the opposite. At Houck Middle School in Salem, Newman will talk with students about the importance of perseverance, accountability, courtesy and kinship during a special Literacy Night presentation.

What: Literacy Night, featuring a Fuel Up to Play 60 presentation/student awards
When: Thursday, May 26, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Houck Middle School, 1155 Connecticut SE, Salem, OR, 97317
Who: Former NFL player and television sports commentator Anthony Newman, Principal Mark
Thompson, students, faculty, representatives from the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition
Council, and other invited guests
Why: Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program created by
the National Dairy Council and the NFL, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of
Agriculture. Inspired and led by youth, it empowers students to eat healthy, be active
and make positive changes in their schools and communities.

Newman will be available for photos and autographs at 6:45 p.m. on the front lawn of the school. When introduced at approximately 7:15 p.m., he will underscore the importance of literacy, healthy eating and exercise. He will answer questions and hand out awards and prizes after his presentation. During this time, outstanding students involved with the Fuel Up to Play 60 program will also receive special recognition. At the end of the event, students will sign a pledge banner.

The event is free and open to the public, and media is invited and encouraged to photograph/record all presentations and activities.

Questions or requests for special accommodations can be directed to Crista Hawkins, Manager of School Programs, Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council, 971-409-0001 or chawkins@odncouncil.org.


About Houck Middle School:
Located in Salem, Houck is a traditional middle school serving students in grades 6 through 8. The school's mission is that all students will graduate, prepared for a successful life. Average enrollment is 960 students, and the school mascot is the Huskies. School administration is led by Mark Thompson, Principal, and Suzanne Leonard, Assistant Principal.

About Anthony Newman:
Anthony Newman (born November 21, 1965 in Bellingham, Washington) is a retired American football defensive back for the NFL. Newman played for the Los Angeles Rams from 1988--1994, New Orleans Saints from 1995--1997, and the Oakland Raiders from 1998-1999. During his NFL career, he had the following stats: 21 interceptions, 256 interception yards and 3 touchdowns. Out of high school he had the opportunity to play Major League Baseball, but chose instead to attend the University of Oregon. He now works with the Oregon Sports Network as a commentator for televised University of Oregon football games, and also helps coach the Central Catholic High School football team.

About the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council:
The Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council is funded and directed by the Oregon dairy industry, with governance by a ten-member Board of Commissioners and oversight by the Oregon Department of Agriculture. Oregon is home to 240 dairy farm families and 22 dairy processors who provide more than $1 billion in economic impacts annually, along with delicious, award-winning cheeses, ice creams, yogurts, fluid milk and other high quality dairy products.
Mural Celebrating Beaverton's Diversity Will Be Unveiled at First Friday Chocolate and Wine Event (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 05/25/16 3:47 PM
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BEAVERTON, Ore. --The City of Beaverton's arts program will unveil a new mural celebrating Beaverton's cultural diversity on Friday, June 3, as part of the Beaverton Downtown Association's (BDA) First Fridays "Wine and Chocolate Walk" event from 5 to 8 p.m.

The mural, which celebrates Beaverton's diversity through dance, costumes, and cultural references, is located on the east wall of Global Art of Dance Studios, 12575 SW Farmington Rd. Artists Jon Stommel and Travis Czekalski, the muralist team known as Rather Severe, worked for seven months to bring the concept to life.

The mural was made possible with supporting grants from the Cultural Coalition of Washington County, Beaverton Arts and Culture Foundation, Beaverton Arts Commission, Beaverton Diversity Art Grant, and the Central Beaverton Neighborhood Association Committee.

The BDA's Wine and Chocolate Walk on June 3 in old town Beaverton will feature live music, wine pours from several wineries, and a number of chocolate vendors. For more information, including a map and list of participating businesses, visit www.downtownbeaverton.org.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as one of the safest cities in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press with cities more than 75,000). 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 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 Silver 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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Gladstone Police Conducting Memorial Day Weekend DUII Patrols
Gladstone Police - 05/25/16 3:33 PM
Over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, from 8pm until 1am on Friday May 27th and Saturday May 28th, the Gladstone Police will be conducting enhanced patrols focused on keeping impaired drivers off the roads. If you visit cemeteries or memorials or attend a holiday barbecue, be sure to keep safe driving in mind while you travel. Memorial Day is the time we remember and commemorate all the men and women who died in military service to the United States. Please be smart about how you conduct yourself during the holiday and don't make yourself a deadly statistic from being a drunk or distracted driver.
Camas School District announces new hires for educational leadership positions (Photo)
Camas Sch. Dist. - 05/25/16 3:22 PM
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At its regular meeting on Monday, the Camas Board of Directors approved the hire of individuals for two leadership positions.

Dr. Charlene Williams will join the district on July 1 as the Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services, which is a new position in the district. Williams comes to Camas from Portland Public Schools where she held positions including Senior Director of School Performance, Principal/Small School Administrator, and Director of Education. During her tenure she played a key role in a $482 million capital bond program and was the district leader for teacher evaluation.

Williams earned her Bachelor of Science in mathematics from North Carolina State University, her Master of Education from Wake Forest University, and her Education Leadership Doctorate from Lewis and Clark College.

"Charlene's experiences in district leadership and educational services will serve Camas well and her work in Portland Public will bring a unique perspective to our district. We are extremely pleased that we could attract and hire Charlene for this important position," commented current deputy and incoming superintendent Jeff Snell.

Jasen McEathron joins the district as the new Director of Business Services, replacing Donna Gregg who will retire in June. McEathron is currently the Auditor/Manager of Finance and Administration at Public Utility District #1 in Skamania County where he supported a capital bond, information technology, and energy conservation programs. Previously, he worked for 10 years as the Audit Manager for the Washington State Auditor's Office.

McEathron earned his Bachelor of Arts in accounting from Western Washington University.

"We're excited to welcome Jasen to Camas. It was not only his business knowledge that impressed the team, but also his previous experiences as an auditor. Jasen's experiences and education have developed into a skill set that allows him to examine every angle of the budget; he completes a very strong district team," said Snell.


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OSPI hosts forum on Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) at ESD 112; public invited to attend
ESD 112 - 05/25/16 3:14 PM
The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) will host a forum to provide an overview of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) on June 16, 6-8:00 p.m. at Educational Service District 112, 2500 NE 65th Avenue, Vancouver. Join Dr. Gil Mendoza, Deputy Superintendent of K--12 Education, and Gayle Pauley, Assistant Superintendent of Special Programs and Federal Accountability in an open discussion on ESSA and implementation considerations in Washington state.

Each forum is open to the public and will cover:
Opportunities and challenges that lie ahead
How ESSA is similar to and different from the No Child Left Behind Act
Open discussion for the community to provide feedback

ESSA, signed into law in 2015, reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation's national education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students.

This is one of seven forums to be held across the state to provide an overview of ESSA on the following dates:
June 14, 6--8 pm, Everett Community Resource Center, Everett
June 15, 6--8 pm, Emerald Ridge High School, Puyallup
June 16, 6--8 pm, Educational Service District 112, Vancouver
July 11, 6--8 pm, Educational Service District 105, Yakima
July 12, 6--8 pm, Wenatchee High School, Wenatchee
July 13, 6--8 pm, West Valley High School, Spokane
July 19, 6--8 pm, Highline Performing Arts Center, Burien

There is no registration required. For questions about the forum in your area, contact Jami.Peterson@k12.wa.us


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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.
BPA celebrates 75th anniversary of Woody Guthrie's Columbia River songs (Photo)
Bonneville Power Administration - 05/25/16 3:11 PM
In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Guthrie's Columbia River songs, BPA is a community sponsor of the "Woody Guthrie Day" event at Grand Coulee Dam, Saturday, May 28.
In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Guthrie's Columbia River songs, BPA is a community sponsor of the "Woody Guthrie Day" event at Grand Coulee Dam, Saturday, May 28.
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Folksinger wrote 26 songs promoting the Columbia River, benefits of new hydroelectric dams

Portland, Ore. - Seventy-five years ago, legendary folksinger and songwriter Woody Guthrie wrote 26 songs for the Bonneville Power Administration. During his month of employment in the spring of 1941, Guthrie traveled across Oregon and Washington and visited towns, farms, Native American locales and the construction site of Grand Coulee Dam in northeast Washington. Inspired by the people he met and his own observations and experiences, Guthrie wrote a collection of songs about the Columbia River and the benefits new federal hydroelectric dams would bring to the people of the Northwest.

"He plucked tunes about the people, the mighty Columbia River, the beautiful Northwest landscape, and the promise of prosperity from new hydroelectric dams," said Libby Burke, archivist in BPA's library. "The construction of the Grand Coulee and Bonneville dams brought electricity, irrigation for crops and jobs at a time when many folks were desperate for work following the Great Depression."

The songs Guthrie wrote in his employment at BPA are known collectively as "The Columbia River Songs." The titles include, "Roll On, Columbia," "Grand Coulee Dam," "Pastures of Plenty" and "The Biggest Thing that Man has Ever Done," and some later became part of Northwest and American musical tradition.

In celebration of this 75th anniversary, Washington Governor Jay Inslee proclaimed May 28 as "Woody Guthrie Day" in the state of Washington. BPA is one of the community sponsors of the "Woody Guthrie Day" event (www.woodyguthrieday.com) at Grand Coulee Dam, Saturday, May 28.

"We're excited to celebrate the music of this great American songwriter and his 30-day employment with us back in 1941," Burke added.

The free event includes music all day on the big lawn, film screenings, a booth highlighting the history of Guthrie's songwriting for BPA, historical presentations, and readings and signings of "26 Songs in 30 Days: Woody Guthrie's Columbia River Songs and the Planned Promised Land in the Pacific Northwest," a new book by Seattle KEXP radio host Greg Vandy that was researched at BPA's library in Portland, Ore. This will also be the opening weekend of the Grand Coulee Dam laser show, which will follow the programs.

BPA is also hosting an anniversary celebration of the Columbia River songs on Woody Guthrie's 104th birthday, July 14, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at its headquarters in Portland. The event, which is open to the public, will feature a presentation about Guthrie's songwriting for BPA, screening of film clips, an interview with author Greg Vandy and BPA researcher Libby Burke, as well as a book signing by Vandy. Half of the sales of his "26 Songs in 30 Days" book will benefit the Northwest Federal Employees Association's scholarship fund.

Woody Guthrie was hired to write music for a BPA-produced movie about Columbia River power. The film called, "The Columbia," was abandoned before completion due to the start of World War II. It was finally finished in 1949, after footage of the Vanport flood offered the writer and producer, BPA's Stephen B. Kahn, an opportunity to include flood control in the film as a case for continued federal dam building. However, all the film prints that were known -- along with the 1939 film, "Hydro," and many public power promotional pamphlets and materials -- were destroyed in 1953 and for the most part forgotten.

Four decades later, employee Bill Murlin, who worked in BPA's public affairs office, discovered Guthrie's name in the film credits while looking for material for BPA's 50th anniversary. Over the next several years, Murlin researched Guthrie's wildly productive month of songwriting, ultimately leading to BPA's release of a songbook and the recordings.

BPA recently released two collections of films that include "The Columbia" and the 1987 film "River of Power," which features some of Guthrie's original demo recordings tracked down by Murlin. To view or learn more about BPA's films, visit: www.bpa.gov/goto/films. Free DVD copies may be ordered from the BPA Library and Visitor Center.

For a gallery of Guthrie images, go to: https://flic.kr/s/aHskAr8NYu. To watch a video that showcases his music from the 1949 film "The Columbia," go to: https://youtu.be/H3muvp154_k.


Attached Media Files: In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Guthrie's Columbia River songs, BPA is a community sponsor of the "Woody Guthrie Day" event at Grand Coulee Dam, Saturday, May 28. , The 26 songs Woody Guthrie wrote for BPA in 1941 are known today as "The Columbia River Songs."
UPDATE #2: Suspect in Custody After Shooting at Fox Run Mobile Home Park (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/25/16 3:01 PM
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Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances of last night's shooting at the Fox Run Mobile Home Park.

The officers involved in last night's shooting have been identified as Sergeant James Darby and Officer Chad Gradwahl.

Sergeant Darby is a 19-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau and assigned to the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT).

Officer Chad Gradwahl is an 18-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau, assigned to SERT and the Gang Enforcement Team.

Interviews of both involved officers have been scheduled. Detectives have already interviewed multiple witnesses and witness officers as part of this investigation.

Detectives have learned that the suspect, 63-year-old Timothy James Bucher (pronounced "BOO-Shay"), was in an argument with his 62-year-old wife then called 9-1-1. Bucher went outside of his residence and confronted a pregnant female neighbor with a knife then her husband with a handgun. When North Precinct officers arrived, Bucher pointed the handgun at officers then went back inside his residence.

After SERT officers arrived at the scene, Bucher's 85-year-old mother exited the residence, leaving Bucher inside alone. Bucher fired dozens of rounds from an AK-47 style rifle at police and striking neighboring residences.

Officer Gradwahl and Sergeant Darby both fired SERT-issued rifles during the incident and SERT officers deployed a chemical agent (tear gas) into the residence.

Bucher came outside the residence to surrender but was not cooperative. A SERT K-9 was deployed to assist in taking Bucher into custody. Bucher assaulted the dog and continued to struggle until another SERT officer deployed a Taser, allowing Bucher to be taken into custody.

A photo of Bucher's rifle is being released by detectives.

Neither Bucher's wife or mother was injured during this incident.

Bucher is a Registered Sex Offender on an original charge of Sodomy in the First Degree, and a convicted felon.

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The suspect in last night's shooting, 63-year-old Timothy James Bucher, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail early this morning on charges of Attempted Aggravated Murder (three counts), Menacing (two counts), Recklessly Endangering Another Person (three counts), Unlawful Use of a Weapon (10 counts), Felon in Possession of a Firearm (two counts), and Assaulting a Public Safety Animal. Additional charges may be added after a Multnomah County Grand Jury is presented the case next week.

Bucher will be arraigned on Thursday in Multnomah County Court.

Additional updates will be released later this afternoon.

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On Tuesday May 24, 2016, at 7:28 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Fox Run Mobile Home Park, located at 9000 Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, on the report of a disturbance, possibly involving a male and female.

As officers arrived in the area and began to approach the mobile home, an adult male came outside and pointed a gun at officers. The officers got behind cover and called for assistance.

The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) responded to the scene to assist with the incident.

As SERT officers were arriving, the suspect fired multiple gunshots then went back into the mobile home, where he was with his mom. The suspect's wife/girlfriend came out earlier and was safe with police.

Officers received reports from neighboring mobile home residents that some of the suspect's rounds were fired into their homes.

SERT officers, using armored vehicles for protection, approached the suspect's mobile home in case there was additional gunfire endangering officers and residents.

Crisis Negotiators were able to make contact inside the suspect's home and his mother came out safely.

The suspect continued to fire a gun and SERT deployed tear gas into the residence. During the gas deployment, the suspect fired more rounds. Two SERT members fired during this incident.

The suspect stopped firing and yelled out that he wanted to surrender. Shortly after, he came outside the residence and was taken into custody. He was transported to the hospital by ambulance with a non-life-threatening injury consistent with a dog bite.

SERT officers searched the suspect's home and a neighboring mobile home to check for any victims and did not find anyone injured.

Once the scene was safe and secure, it was turned over to detectives to conduct a full investigation.

No additional details are expected to be released this evening.

Representatives from the Chief's Office, Mayor's Office, Training Division, Internal Affairs Division, East County Major Crimes Team, Office of Independent Police Review (IPR), Traumatic Incident Committee (TIC), and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office were notified and/or responded to the scene, as is standard protocol in any officer-involved shooting investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau respects the value and sanctity of human life and recognizes the inherent dignity of every person. The Police Bureau understands that investing officers with the authority to use force to protect the public welfare creates a solemn obligation to guide members as they balance the important social and individual interests involved.

The Portland Police Bureau recognizes that duty may require officers to use force. The Bureau also recognizes that the use of deadly physical force will emotionally, physically, and psychologically impact the officers involved, the subject of the deadly physical force, and the family and friends of both and can impact the community as well.

At the completion of the investigation, the case file will be given to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for presentation to a Grand Jury. The involved Bureau members will remain on paid Administrative Leave, which is standard, until the completion of the Grand Jury.

Following the Grand Jury, the Bureau will release additional information as is standard practice. Additionally, as part of the use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Bureau's Review Board.

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Man Killed in Domestic Violence Incident Identified (Photo)
Gresham Police Dept - 05/25/16 2:42 PM
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Gresham, Ore.-- The 22-year-old man shot by police during yesterday's early morning domestic violence incident is identified as Bodhi Wilson Dean Phelps of Fairview. Yesterday afternoon, the state's medical examiner confirmed Phelps died as a result of gunfire.

At 3:05 a.m. on May 24, police officers responded to the 800 block of SE 190th Ave. on what amounts to reports of a man assaulting and kidnapping a woman. Multiple witnesses called 911 while hearing the woman screaming, seeing the assault and watching the suspect, Phelps, force a 25-year-old woman into a silver 4-door sedan against her will. Phelps drove away with the victim before police arrived.

According to call records, approximately six minutes later witnesses in the 18900 block of SE Grant St. observed a woman screaming and banging from inside a silver car that was stopped on the side of the road. An update was given that the victim was also calling 911, reporting she had been assaulted by Phelps who was then outside the car. The woman believed Phelps had multiple felony warrants for his arrest.

Officers arrived within approximately two minutes, as witnesses reported Phelps was trying to get back into the car where the victim was. Phelps, who was approximately 6 feet 2 inches tall and 195 pounds, ran from the officers and ignored orders to stop. The two officers gave chase and confronted Phelps who then brandished two knives. Witnesses reported hearing numerous commands to "drop the knife" followed by gunshots.

At the time of his death, Phelps was wanted for three Multnomah County warrants: violation of probation for identity theft, violation of probation for possession of heroin, and a nationwide felony warrant for possession of heroin.

The investigation is ongoing and will include a grand jury hearing. The names of the other parties involved will be released at a later date.

Detectives assigned to Multnomah County's Major Crimes Team want to talk with any witnesses who have not already come forward. They can be reached by calling the police tip line at 503.618.2719.

No more information is available at this time.

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Deputies Arrest Two After Daytime Burglary (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/25/16 1:52 PM
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Today at around 11:30 am, the Marion County Sheriff's Office was called to the 4700 block of Riverdale Road South on a reported burglary in progress. The owner of the residence called 911 after receiving texts from her daughter stating a male and female were inside of the house gathering items to steal.

The 18 year old victim who hid in a closet, under a blanket after the two would be burglars forced open a garage door texted her mother letting her know she needed help. The burglars were rifling through items in the home and finally opened the closet where the victim was hiding. When the burglars lifted the blanket the victim yelled, "Get out of my house," and both suspects ran to their waiting vehicle.

Deputies caught up with the suspects in the 5400 block of Skyline Road South, where they were positively identified by the victim and arrested. Tiffany Wicke, age 38 and Jestahn Jackson, age 37 were taken to the Marion County Jail for the crime of Burglary in the first degree. (Please watch our web page for the suspects booking image)

The Sheriff's Office would like to commend the victim in this case for taking action to protect herself and assist the Sheriff's Office in capturing the two suspects. Calls for service like this are some of the scariest situations a resident can face and in this case the victim did everything right to protect herself and aide in the capture of Ms. Wicke and Mr. Jackson.

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American Water Works Association Honors TVWD CEO Mark Knudson
Tualatin Valley Water Dist. - 05/25/16 1:45 PM
BEAVERTON -- Tualatin Valley Water District (TVWD) CEO Mark Knudson was recently awarded the George Warren Fuller Award at the Pacific Northwest Section -- American Water Works Association (PNWS-AWWA) annual conference. Knudson was nominated by his industry colleagues for this prestigious award for his exceptional service to the water supply industry and advancement of the field of water works.

Knudson is an Honorary Member of AWWA, a past member of the AWWA Board of Directors, and a recipient of the AWWA Award of Recognition for Service to the Water Profession. He has more than 30 years of experience in the planning, design, construction, operation and management of water systems. Knudson is a registered Professional Civil and Environmental Engineer in Oregon and is a certified water distribution and water treatment operator.

"It is an honor to be recognized for this award," said Knudson. "The AWWA has had such a positive impact on my career and to be mentioned in the same breath as George Warren Fuller, one of the most influential people in the water industry, is humbling."

Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world's most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life. For more information, visit www.awwa.org.

George Warren Fuller was a sanitary engineer who in the 1890s designed and built the first modern water filtration plant in the U.S. He was past President of the AWWA and the American Public Health Association.

TVWD provides high quality drinking water and excellent customer service to more than 217,000 people in Washington County, Oregon. The service area covers more than 44 square miles and includes portions of the cities of Hillsboro, Beaverton and Tigard. More information about TVWD can be found at www.tvwd.org.
Reported Armed Robbery at the French Prairie Rest Area - Clackamas County
Oregon State Police - 05/25/16 1:39 PM
Oregon State Police (OSP) responded to a reported armed robbery at the French Prairie Rest Area on Interstate 5 southbound (south of Wilsonville).

According to Sergeant Jason Lindland, at 7:37 a.m., on May 25, 2016, OSP responded to the French Prairie Rest Area on Interstate 5, milepost 282 southbound to a reported armed robbery.

A male reported being robbed at gunpoint in his vehicle at the rest area by an unknown subject. He described the subject as a male, approximately six feet tall, wearing a dark blue hoodie with baseball cap and sunglasses. The victim stated that after he was robbed, the subject fled into the nearby woods.

Multiple agencies responded and a search of the area was conducted to include the use of an Oregon City Police Department K9. No suspect was located.

Oregon State Police was assisted by members of Wilsonville Police Department, Oregon City Police Department, Canby Police Department, and Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

The investigation is continuing and the Oregon State Police is asking for the public's assistance with anyone who may have seen the suspect and or incident occur at the French Prairie Rest Area.

Please contact the Trooper Lopez at (503) 378-3387.

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Precautions Urged to Help Save Bats (Photo)
Bureau of Land Management Oregon & Washington - 05/25/16 1:34 PM
Close up photo of little brown bat confirmed with white-nose syndrome from King County, Washington Photo credit: Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
Close up photo of little brown bat confirmed with white-nose syndrome from King County, Washington Photo credit: Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
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Portland, Ore. - This Memorial Day weekend, visitors using public lands are encouraged to help fight the spread of white-nose syndrome and save bats in the Pacific Northwest.

White-nose syndrome (WNS) is a fungal disease that has devastated bat populations in eastern North America, killing an estimated six million bats since 2006. In March 2016, Washington's first case of WNS was confirmed 30 miles east of Seattle.

WNS is primarily spread by bat-to-bat contact. Pets, other animals, and humans and their equipment - including clothing, footwear, and gear - can transfer spores of the fungus to new locations. The disease is not known to pose a threat to humans, pets, or other animal species.

To avoid the spread of WNS, federal land management and state wildlife agencies ask that visitors to bat-friendly locations - such as caves, rock cliffs, buildings, talus areas, talus caverns, mines, or human-made structures - follow these important recommendations:

- Whenever possible, avoid disturbing bats and entering areas where bats may be living. This includes abandoned mines, caves, and abandoned buildings and structures.

- Do not handle bats, as they have reduced energy and fat stores in the spring following a lengthy hibernation. Some bats can carry the rabies virus, a deadly disease carried by less than 1% of Pacific Northwest bats.

- Report sick, injured, and dead bats, or groups of bats. In Washington, report such findings to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife at www.wdfw.wa.gov/bats. In Oregon, report to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife at http://www.dfw.state.or.us/wildlife/health_program/WNS/reporting.asp or call the ODFW toll free line at 866-968-2600.

- Prohibit dogs from accessing areas where bats may be roosting.

People who come into contact with areas where bats live should follow these steps to keep from spreading the WNS fungus:

- Clean shoes and clothing of any dirt or mud before entering and after exiting a cave or climbing area, and change into clean clothing and shoes before entering a vehicle to leave.

- Wear different footwear at each visit to a cave or climbing area, unless completely cleaned after each visit.

- Wash hands and exposed skin after each visit to a cave or climbing area.

- Wash clothing, hats, gear, and shoes worn in caves in hot, soapy water at 131ºF (55ºC) or hotter for at least 20 minutes. Clean equipment that cannot be washed with alcohol wipes if the wipes will not damage the equipment.

Wildlife agencies including the WDFW, ODFW, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - along with land management partners the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and U. S. Geological Survey - are cooperating in the response efforts with many other state, local, and private organizations.

Bats play an important role in a healthy environment and economy, eating tons of crop and forest pests and saving farmers billions of dollars each year.

Additional resources and information may be found at www.whitenosesyndrome.org.

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Attached Media Files: News Release , Close up photo of little brown bat confirmed with white-nose syndrome from King County, Washington Photo credit: Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
Two state heritage boards to meet
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 05/25/16 1:12 PM
Two state heritage boards will meet June 6 to make grant awards. The meetings of the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries and the Oregon Heritage Commission are open to the public and their agendas include opportunities for public comment. Meetings are accessible to people with disabilities. Special accommodations may be arranged up to 72 hours in advance of the meeting by calling 503-986-0690.

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The Oregon Heritage Commission will meet at 9:30 a.m. in Room 124 of the North Mall Office Building, 725 Summer St. NE, Salem. Its agenda includes approval of Oregon Museum Grants, and other heritage topics.

The Heritage Commission is comprised of nine people representing Oregon's heritage and geographical diversity who have been appointed by the Governor. There are nine advisory representatives from state agencies and statewide organizations. The mission of the Oregon Heritage Commission is to secure, sustain, and enhance Oregon's heritage by ensuring coordination of heritage initiatives by public and private organizations; advocacy on its behalf; education of the public about its extent and value; and promotion and celebration of its diversity. For more information, contact coordinator Kyle Jansson at 503-986-0673 or kyle.jansson@oregon.gov .

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The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries will meet by conference call at 1 p.m. Its agenda includes approval of Oregon Historic Cemeteries Grants, legislative update, planning of future events, and other topics related to historic cemeteries. The meeting can be attended electronically at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/195518341 or by phoning the conference call at 1?877?402?9757 and then entering the access code: 4605348

State law established the seven-member Commission to maintain a listing of all historic cemeteries and gravesites in Oregon; promote public education on the significance of historic cemeteries; and help obtain financial and technical assistance for restoring, improving and maintaining their appearances. More information about commission activities, contact coordinator Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685 or by e-mail at kuri.gill@oregon.gov

For more information about both commissions, visit www.oregonheritage.org


Attached Media Files: News release
Revolving Art Displays in Beaverton Feature Photography, Poetry, Paintings (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 05/25/16 12:04 PM
Michael Loen’s “Window” is one of the works featured at The Beaverton Building in the city’s revolving art program for May and June. All included artwork is for sale and may be viewed during regular operating hours at each location. (Photo/Michael Loen)
Michael Loen’s “Window” is one of the works featured at The Beaverton Building in the city’s revolving art program for May and June. All included artwork is for sale and may be viewed during regular operating hours at each location. (Photo/Michael Loen)
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BEAVERTON, Ore. --The City of Beaverton's arts program is showcasing works this May and June at several locations, including The Beaverton Building, Beaverton City Library main location, Murray Scholls branch library, Providence St. Vincent Hospital, Cedar Hills Recreation Center, Progress Ridge New Seasons, Bogza Coffee, and the Artisan Salon. All artwork included is for sale.


THE BEAVERTON BUILDING: May and June 2016
The Beaverton Building (12725 SW Millikan Way) features works by several artists. Members of the public can view works during office hours, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featured artists:


First Floor and Council Chambers: M.J. Loen
M. J. Loen has created paintings, drawings and cartoons his whole life. Taking printmaking and drawing classes at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, CA, he was also entered into several shows in Huntington Beach. Loen spent 30 years as a technical illustrator at various high-tech companies in Orange County, California. Though he did traditional drawing board work, he later worked on computer illustrations using Photoshop and Illustrator. These colorful yet enigmatic paintings are unplanned meditations that use a pointillist palette and geometric shapes to evoke carnivals, cities at night, fireworks, and natural and imaginary objects. Thirty-five years of painting, drawing and printmaking evolved into a synthesis of inner emotions and external environment. For more information, visit http://mjloen.weebly.com.


Fourth Floor: Thomas Siniscal
Thomas Siniscal was born in Newport, raised in Hillsboro and spent most of his working career in N.W. Oregon. Siniscal worked for ODOT as a Junior Inspector on the Freemont bridge project, as Coordinating Inspector on the Yaquina Bridge Painting Project and for T.Y. Lin International as a Senior Inspector on the Tillicum Crossing bridge project. His last project was the Hocken Ave. Bridge Project for the City of Beaverton. When he was not working on highways, bridges and roadways, Thomas spent his leisure time mountain climbing, scuba diving, ballet dancing, skydiving, hiking and hunting. From his personal relationships and experiences, Siniscal became inspired to write poetry and philosophical antidotes in an effort to satisfy his need for personal expression. He created his first book, Works, for his wife Laura for their 10th anniversary. It is a one-hundred piece book that includes the works displayed here. Currently, Siniscal is working on his second book, Works II.


Fifth Floor: Ward Stroud
For Ward Stroud, there is just something about real paper, canvas and pigments that delights the eyes and illuminates the soul. He sees himself as a modern Renaissance man. Stroud's earliest memories are of sitting with his mother, a Yaqui Indian Native, making music and drawing. She would make a small scribble on a piece of paper and challenge him to "make something" from it. She inspired, through her encouragement of vision and imagination, Stroud's joy and love of art. In every moment of our lives, everything we do and who we are is a culmination of what we have experienced. Stroud has assembled some of life's greatest lessons working as a professional artist, musician, photographer, and dancer. His life's body of work, lessons, and experiences is the well that he draws from in order to create. It is his "butterfly-chasing, dreamer" journey. For more information, visit http://artofward.com.


BEAVERTON CITY LIBRARY MAIN AND MURRAY SCHOLLS: May and June 2016
The Beaverton City Main Library (12375 SW 5th St) and the Beaverton City Branch Library (11200 SW Murray Scholls Pl) feature works by several artists. Members of the public can view works during library operating hours. All artwork included in this show is for sale. Featured artists:


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


Leise Wease is a local photographer and Beaverton business owner. Leise Wease Photography is a Northwest nature, wildlife, scenery and cultural photography business founded in Beaverton in 2015. For Wease, the Pacific NW is a photographer's dream. There are many opportunities for capturing moments in time representing a variety of interests. Wease believes that her job as a photographer is to share moments and times in our history represented by people, places and things we see every day. She calls her collection of bird photographs the "Backyard Birds of Beaverton" because all of the shots were taken from her yard and deck in the NW corner of the city. For more information, visit www.LeiseWeasephotography.com or www.facebook.com/leiseweasephotography.


Murray Scholls: Dan Burrill
Monday to Wednesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday to Sunday noon to 6 p.m.


Dan Burrill has been a full-time professional photojournalist for the past 25 years. He uses a full-frame Nikon camera with several different F 2.8 lenses to capture his work. Today Burrill specializes in landscape and nature photography, which includes coastal, flowers, butterflies, and the great outdoors. The first two-thirds of his work involved photographing and writing articles about auto racing and technical aspects of car construction. However, his real love has always been outdoor and nature photography. Burrill has been fortunate enough to have travelled worldwide and to have photographed some interesting animals and wildlife. The butterfly group on display at the library now was photographed in Costa Rica. He has had about 400 articles published and has written two books, one of which is on Amazon today.


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


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as one of the safest cities in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press with cities more than 75,000). 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 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 Silver 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: Michael Loen’s “Window” is one of the works featured at The Beaverton Building in the city’s revolving art program for May and June. All included artwork is for sale and may be viewed during regular operating hours at each location. (Photo/Michael Loen) , “Big Blue” by Ward Stroud is one of the works featured at The Beaverton Building in the city’s revolving art program for May and June. All included artwork is for sale and may be viewed during regular operating hours at each location. (Photo/Ward Stroud)
11-Year-Old Arrested After Crashing a Stolen Car in North Portland
Portland Police Bureau - 05/25/16 12:03 PM
On Wednesday May 25, 2016, at 8:27 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a drunk driver that crashed into two parked cars in the 4200 block of North Juneau Street. As officers were responding to the scene they received additional information that the driver was leaving the scene of the crash.

Officers responding to the area located the suspect vehicle in the 3300 block of North Farragut Street, approximately one mile from the original crash scene. The driver and occupants of the vehicle ran from the car and hid in the neighborhood before being located by police and taken into custody.

Officers learned that the suspect vehicle was stolen and that the driver was an 11-year-old male who was also a reported runaway. A 13-year-old male passenger also was a reported runaway.

Officers learned that the vehicle was stolen and the driver crashed into at least three vehicles during this episode. Nobody was injured by the driver's actions.

The 11-year-old and 13-year-old were lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home (JDH) for Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle. Additional charges may be added by the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office at a later time.

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Fireworks and Exploding Targets Ban
Bureau of Land Management Oregon & Washington - 05/25/16 11:27 AM
Portland, Ore. -- As we approach Memorial Day, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service want to remind everyone that the use of fireworks and exploding targets is prohibited on all BLM-managed public lands and U.S. National Forests throughout Oregon and Washington.

So far this year we've already seen 288 fires that have burned over 1,500 acres. In recent years we've had longer fire seasons and fires are burning hotter and longer fueling the costs of fire suppression.

Those who ignite fireworks or exploding targets on BLM-managed lands can be fined up to $1,000, receive a prison term of up to one year, or both. In addition, individuals responsible for starting wildland fires on federal lands can be billed for the cost of fire suppression.
The BLM and the U.S. Forest Service cooperates with the Pacific Northwest Wildfire Coordinating Group to fight wildland fires in the Pacific Northwest. The Geographic Area Coordination Center offers updates on the fire potential regionally and nationally and the NW Coordination Center provides updates in the Pacific Northwest.

To keep up on the latest fire news in the Pacific Northwest be sure to tune in to the weekly Wildland Fire Minute: http://blm.gov/ksmd


Attached Media Files: 2016 Fire Prevention Order , Fireworks Exploding Targets Ban
YCSO Concentrates on Memorial Day Traffic Safety (Photo)
Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/25/16 11:22 AM
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The Yamhill County Sheriff's Office will increase patrols over Memorial Day weekend in an effort to minimize and reduce the negative impact of impaired drivers on law abiding motorists. These extra patrols will take place on between May 27th and May 30th. The extra patrols are paid for through a High Visibility Enforcement Grant provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Sheriff Svenson said "Memorial Day weekend is the first long holiday weekend to start the summer. Traffic always increases on Yamhill County roadways during this time with families going camping or to the beaches. I want everyone to have a safe holiday weekend."

If you plan to host a party or attend a party where alcohol or marijuana is being served you can take some precautions beforehand to avoid what could be a deadly end to the night.

If you host a party and provide alcohol or marijuana, make sure to also include food and non-alcoholic beverages. Monitor your guest's consumption and take the keys from a guest who has had too much.
Use public transportation or a taxi;
Ask a friend who has not been consuming for a ride home;
Promote the use of designated drivers and stop impaired family or friends from driving;
Always wear your seatbelt.
If you see a suspected impaired driver please call 9-1-1 and report them. Some signs to look for are:
Swerving or weaving in and out of a lane;
Stopping abruptly at traffic signs or signals;
Making unusually wide turns;
Driving over curbs;
Driving with headlights off at night.


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Oregon Search and Rescue Coordinator Urges Oregonians to be Safe Memorial Day Weekend (Photo)
Oregon Office of Emergency Management - 05/25/16 11:16 AM
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As we head into Memorial Day weekend the Oregon Office of Emergency Management Search and Rescue Coordinator Scott Lucas reminds Oregonians to stay safe while they honor fallen veterans and get out to enjoy Oregon.

Lucas says the search and rescue community in Oregon stands ready to respond when needed, but that being safe and prepared should always be the priority for Oregonians.

"A lot of accidents can be avoided by being prepared. Know where you're going, what you need and bring extra supplies," Lucas said.

Lucas explains that Oregon Search and Rescue covers a broad spectrum that includes lost hikers to injured skiers or potential drownings, and much more.

"Search and Rescue is a needed asset, especially in Oregon. We live in a large state with so many recreation opportunities," he said. "No one goes out with the intent to get lost or get injured so preparing in advance can keep you safe."

"If you are going out, away from the city, you should plan accordingly. Plan for safety and the unexpected," says Lucas. "When you go hiking, dress accordingly. Bring food, a cell phone and other supplies you may need."

Wilderness safety tips can be found at: http://www.active.com/outdoors/articles/wilderness-safety-tips-882075.

Lucas coordinates the Search and Rescue program for the Oregon Office of Emergency management. His responsibilities include:

Coordinate the activities of state and federal agencies involved in search and rescue;
Establish liaison with the Oregon State Sheriffs Association and other public and private organizations and agencies involved in search and rescue;
Provide on-scene search and rescue coordination when requested by an authorized person;
Coordinate and process requests for the use of volunteers and equipment;
Assist in developing training and outdoor education programs;
Gather statistics in search and rescue operations; and
Gather and disseminate resource information of personnel, equipment and materials available for search and rescue.

"I am committed to being accessible 24/7 because people needing Search and Rescue resources count on somebody to be on the other end of the line when they call. Our goal in the Search and Rescue community is to continue to find more necessary resources and take less time to rescue those in need."


PHOTO CAPTION:
An Oregon Army National Guard helicopter hovers at 9,000 feet on Mt. Jefferson during a climber rescue and recovery operation, Dec. 1, 2015. Mt. Hood can be seen in the distance. (Photo by Nate Meehan)


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AMR Prepares for 18th River Rescue Season
AMR Portland - 05/25/16 11:09 AM
Program Mission: Drowning Prevention Through Education, Vigilance and Rescue

(Portland, OR. May 24, 2016) -- American Medical Response (AMR)'s River Rescue Team is preparing for the start of the program's eighteenth season - which kicks off on Friday, May 27, 2016, at Glenn Otto Park in Troutdale with an invitation for media. AMR's River Rescue Technicians (lifeguards trained in swiftwater rescue) will begin providing services at Glenn Otto Park in Troutdale and High Rocks Park in Gladstone on Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.

Oregon's cold river temperatures and swift currents pose dangers for swimmers. Glenn Otto and High Rocks Parks, both popular swimming sites, previously claimed two to four lives every year prior to the start of AMR's River Rescue program in 1999. The River Rescue Technicians are trained to provide public education on water safety, identify and alert swimmers and park visitors to potential hazards, and conduct surface rescues of swimmers in distress.

According to experts, all drownings are preventable. Prevention tips include:
?,? Wear a US Coast Guard approved life jacket in and on the water
?,? Be aware of hazards before you go in (cold shock, debris, currents)
?,? Know your swimming abilities -- If you can't swim, don't go in!
?,? Keep children within arms reach and provide constant supervision around water


Event: AMR's River Rescue Program Kick-Off and Media Event
Date: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm Friday, May 27, 2016

Attending: AMR's River Rescue Team
Justine Kilsby, AMR River Rescue Program Coordinator

Location: Glenn Otto Park, Troutdale, Oregon

Photo, video & audio opportunities available during River Rescue training demonstrations.

Interesting Data from 2015 River Rescue Program
35% of people rescued were floating on inner tubes or rafts down the river
8% of people rescued were wearing a lifejacket
11% of people rescued by lifeguards felt that they had limited or no swimming ability
89% of people rescued knew how to swim and still had to be rescued
58% of people rescued were adults, 42% children. (It can happen to you!)


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


Attached Media Files: 2016-05/562/94722/052516_AMR_River_Rescue_Opens_18th_Season_-_FINAL.pdf
Suspicious Package at Linn County Mental Health
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 05/25/16 11:02 AM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports yesterday at 6:58 p.m., the Linn County 9-1-1 dispatch center received a call of a suspicious package at the Linn County Mental Health building, located at 445 SW 3rd Avenue in Albany.

Deputies responded to the location and found a one foot by one foot Styrofoam container resting near a door located on the 3rd Avenue side of the building. Linn County Deputies and Albany Police Department closed 3rd Avenue and the east parking lot of the Mental Health building.

Deputies learned that a Mental Health employee was closing the building and discovered the container outside of the door. It was unknown what time the package was placed at the location. Linn County Deputies contacted the Oregon State Police Bomb Squad who responded to the location with a Salem Police Department bomb technician. The package was x-rayed by the technicians and was found to be empty. The roadway was re-opened at approximately three hours later.
Beaverton Holds the Line on Tax Rate: Budget Committee Approves 2016-17 Budget
City of Beaverton - 05/25/16 10:56 AM
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- On Tuesday night, the City of Beaverton Budget Committee approved the approximately $208 million fiscal year budget that keeps the tax rate at $4.38 per $1000 of assessed home value. Mayor Denny Doyle proposed a fiscally conservative budget that builds on the 2016 priorities set by himself and the city council earlier this year. The budget also directs funds for projects identified as priorities by residents as part of the city's nationally-recognized Beaverton Community Vision program.


"This budget holds the line on spending and calls for no increases to our property taxes or water rates,'" said Mayor Doyle. "We built a budget that delivers on our goals while keeping our expenses down. We are also building a healthy contingency to help us prepare for our future."


The budget supports city priorities such as planning for a new public safety center, intersection improvement for Canyon Road, safe alternative routes for bicycles in the city's core, and support for additional police officer to maintain our public safety standards.


"This committee was very impressed with the proposed budget," said Jose Galindez, committee chair. "This budget delivers some big wins for the city and does so in a fiscally conservative manner."


Now that the budget committee has completed their work, the budget will be presented to the city council for final adoption on June 21.


For more information on Beaverton's budget, contact Patrick O'Claire, finance director, at 503-526-2241 or poclaire@BeavertonOregon.gov.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press for cities more than 75,000). 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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New state forest recreation rules in place for the summer, aim to reduce conflict and protect resources (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 05/25/16 10:48 AM
A new bridge in the Tillamook State Forest provides hikers a safe and accessible hike through the forest.
A new bridge in the Tillamook State Forest provides hikers a safe and accessible hike through the forest.
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On any hot summer day, it's not uncommon to find a line of dusty cars and trucks waiting for a riverside spot in the Tillamook State Forest off of Highway 6. Music blares from a packed parking lot as the Wilson River's banks swell with day-trippers cooling off in the water. Jennifer Magby from ODF, and a Tillamook County sheriff direct traffic and answer questions as the line of people zigzag searching for a parking spot.

As state wildfire officials prepare for the summer after three severe wildfire seasons, ODF recreation staff are working nonstop to ensure the increasingly-popular Tillamook, Clatsop and Santiam State Forests are enjoyed by families and twenty-somethings alike, as once-hidden gems now fill with hundreds of visitors.

Through a series of advisory group meetings representing recreation groups and community leaders, public hearings, and an overdue evaluation of the agency's recreation fee structure and campsite capacity, fee revisions and capacity limits have been applied for this summer and beyond.

To continue providing a great experience that visitors have come to expect, ODF revised these recreation rules to keep up with increasing and unsustainable demand for state-owned recreation areas----demand which has outpaced capacity and resources available for management----often resulting in conflicts between user groups and creating major issues for sanitation and the environment, safety, and vandalism.

The new rules provide solutions for alleviating short-term concerns, while providing the tools necessary to address long-term issues.

"As we continue to host significantly more people at our state forest recreation areas, we've worked to put rules and structure in place to create an enjoyable experience for all of our visitors while protecting natural resources and seeking longer-term solutions," said Stephanie Beall, a long-time recreation coordinator for the ODF Forest Grove District. "These rule revisions help us to continue providing the same quality and high level service enjoyed by many over the years while limiting negative interactions with this beautiful area."

These fee revisions are the first in more than twenty years as ODF state forests continue to be the most financially equitable option for local communities looking to experience and enjoy the outdoors for a reasonable price. These fee revisions and camping rule changes include:

Revised fees: drive-in sites are $15 per night; walk-in sites are $10 per night; group sites are $50 per night. Extra vehicles will be charged $5 per night, per vehicle.

A campsite may not be occupied by more than eight people and two motor vehicles, unless otherwise posted.

Registered campers must physically occupy campsites each night during the entire length of their stay. Sites cannot be reserved in advance except for group campsites at select campgrounds.

Other revisions resulting from the rulemaking process include:

All large commercial events of more than fifty people, scheduled for longer than four hours, held on state forestland will require organizers to submit an application for a permit, which can be obtained through a local ODF district office. Office locations can be found here: http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/AboutODF/Pages/MapOffices.aspx

All forage or feed used on state forestlands for horses or other animals must be certified weed-free, primarily to avoid introducing invasive species to the area.

ODF will assume custody and remove all abandoned property found after 48 hours in designated recreation areas.

ODF staff and law enforcement reserve the right to exclude or evict visitors not complying with recreation rules.

"Despite the rain and recent cloudy weather, it's still really dry out there," said Mike Cafferata, the district forester for the Forest Grove District. "It's critical that whenever you're enjoying Oregon's state forests, that you always practice fire safety, be aware of dry brush, and help keep your state forests green, safe and clean."

The ODF State Forests Division manages nearly 820,000 acres of state forestlands for greatest permanent value by law, requiring that these lands produce a range of economic, environmental and social benefits. Each year, public comment opportunities provide a forum for feedback on forest management activities, and formal advisory committees comprising of county representatives and forestry professionals meet regularly to guide this work with the Oregon Board of Forestry.

Additional resources

+Watch the video outlining these rules here: https://youtu.be/g5PB-SZPYGA

+Learn more about ODF recreation, including campground locations, trails and other information here: http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Recreation/Pages/default.aspx

+Follow local state forest recreation updates in northwest Oregon through the Tillamook State Forest blog here: http://tillamookstateforest.blogspot.com/

+Read an outline of the rules here: http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/rules/oars_600/oar_629/629_025.html

+Learn more about the accomplishments and ODF contributions to state forest recreation in 2015 here: http://oregonforestry.wpengine.com/archives/1010

+Learn more about Oregon's weed-free forage program and find providers here: https://www.oregon.gov/ODA/programs/MarketAccess/MACertification/Pages/WeedFreeForage.aspx

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Attached Media Files: A new bridge in the Tillamook State Forest provides hikers a safe and accessible hike through the forest.
Canby Fire recieves $267,000 FEMA grant for new breathing apparatus (Photo)
Canby Fire Dist. - 05/25/16 10:11 AM
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Canby Fire District is pleased to announce the Fire District has been awarded and accepted a FEMA Assistance to Firefighter Grant in the amount of $267,000.00. The Fire District will be responsible to contribute $27,000.00 in matching funds.

Money provided by the grant will be used to replace outdated, 12 year old Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), which includes 35 air packs and masks, and one spare bottle per pack. The grant will also be replacing the Breathing Air Fill Station.

Replacing the Fire District's SCBA equipment has been a top priority for the Board of Directors, staff and firefighters over the past 5 years.

Fire Chief Jim Davis is extremely appreciative of FEMA and the grant award. The Fire District's number one concern is for the protection of our Firefighters and to provide them with the tools and equipment needed for them to do their jobs safely.


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Department of Human Services Advocacy and Development Unit will meet Wednesday, June 1 in Salem
Oregon Department of Human Services - 05/25/16 10:08 AM
The Department of Human Services Advocacy and Development Unit will meet with American Sign Language interpreters on Wednesday June 1, 2016 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Employment Department Auditorium, 875 Union St NE, Salem. The meeting is open to the public.

The agenda includes an announcement of the Interpreter Services Request for Proposal that will contract with an agency to schedule and provide ASL interpreter services for state agencies. This will be followed by a question and answer session.

People can also call into the meeting: 1-888-808-6929; participant code: 4517555.

The meeting location is accessible to people with disabilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact Kelsey Gleeson at Kelsey.Gleeson@state.or.us. Requests should be made at least 48 hours before the event.

For questions about the meeting, please contact: Theresa Powell, policy analyst at Theresa.A.Powell@state.or.us.
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SB 1515 Ensuring Children are Safe Rulemaking Session Scheduled
Oregon Department of Human Services - 05/25/16 9:47 AM
The Oregon Department of Human Services is in the process of implementing Oregon Senate Bill 1515. The bill is designed to make residential care safer for children. It demands changes in the way the Department regulates child caring agencies and responds to reports of abuse or neglect to ensure children are safe.

Please join us for a briefing of SB 1515 on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 9-11a.m. in room 137A at the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building (500 Summer Street NE) in Salem, Oregon. Attached you will find a draft "SB 1515 Road Map" showing the proposed rule and procedure changes taking effect July 1, 2016.

If you cannot attend in person please call 1-888-204-5984 Participant Code 9874695 to participate by phone. Program staff will be available to describe the planned changes and individuals, stakeholders and the public will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.

The road map is a work in progress and will change as we continue to solicit and incorporate feedback from internal and external stakeholders. DHS remains committed to providing the general public, individuals and organizations affected by proposed changes in Oregon Administrative Rule and opportunity to participate in the rule making process. Please participate and have your voice heard.

Please email your comments and suggestions to Rules Coordinator Kris.A.Skaro@state.or.us or call her at 503-945-6067.

Visit the SB 1515 web page for news, material and information. https://www.oregon.gov/DHS/CHILDREN/Pages/sb1515.aspx

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Attached Media Files: DRAFT SB 1515 Road map
Community ideas sought for new buildings, public plaza on Rockwood Rising Redevelopment Site (Photo)
City of Gresham - 05/25/16 9:30 AM
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GRESHAM, OR. -- Momentum is building in one of the region's most important redevelopment sites. The Gresham Redevelopment Commission's "Rockwood Rising" project aims to create an economic engine to transform Rockwood into a prosperous, healthy and thriving community that provides opportunity for all. Now the Commission is inviting the community to provide feedback on initial design concepts for the site, including new buildings and a public plaza that will serve as the community "living room."

The proposal features four new buildings, including a market hall and a public square, as well as associated at-grade parking and site improvements. The Rockwood Rising Redevelopment Site is at 18611 SE Stark St., on the five-acre parcel bounded by SE Stark, SE 187th, SE 185th and E. Burnside, directly south of the Rockwood/SE 188th St. MAX line stop, and the parcel at 442-484 SE 187th.

Community members can hear what's next for the site and provide feedback at any of the following events:
Rock the Block: The community can bring their Rockwood Rising vision to life by building actual models of the site at hands-on workshops at Rock the Block on June 3 and 4. Workshops will be held at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on June 3, and 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on June 4. The project team will also be on hand at the event both days with project information.

Rockwood Rising Community Conversation: The Gresham Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee will meet on Wednesday, June 8 at the Sunrise Center, 18901 E. Burnside. Doors open at 6 p.m., with a presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m. The design team will be on hand to answer questions and hear feedback. Food, childcare and translation will be available.

Talk to staff: Staff will also be available at the Rockwood Community Office (484 SE 187th) on June 12 from 11 a.m. -- 1 p.m.

The Gresham Redevelopment Commission selected RKm Development in November 2015 as part of a Request for Expressions of Interest for the Rockwood Rising Redevelopment Project. Initial concepts for the site, based on the Catalyst Site Strategy, have been in development this spring, and will be presented to the Gresham Redevelopment Commission for approval later this year.

More information can be found at:
www.GreshamOregon.gov/UrbanRenewal
www.RockwoodRising.com


Attached Media Files: Rockwood Rising Design Concepts
PeaceHealth, Kaiser Permanente announce partnership aimed at improving health of the Cowlitz County community
PeaceHealth - 05/25/16 9:13 AM
LONGVIEW, Wash. -- Kaiser Permanente Northwest and PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center announced today the two health care leaders will work together in a partnership designed to address the unique health challenges and opportunities of the Cowlitz County community. PeaceHealth Columbia Network Chief Executive Nancy Steiger and Andrew McCulloch, President, Kaiser Permanente Health Plan of the Northwest, have reached an agreement that will strengthen the health care delivery system for Cowlitz County residents.

"Both of our organizations share a deeply held commitment to the people of Cowlitz County," said Steiger. "We are both dedicated to providing high quality care to every member of our community. Our new partnership is designed not only to do that, but also to leverage the strengths of our two organizations."

"In addition to strengthening our partnership with PeaceHealth to meet the acute care needs of our members at PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center, we look forward to working closely together to identify innovative ways to promote health and well-being in our schools and neighborhoods," said McCulloch. "We believe that by combining our strengths, we can put Cowlitz County residents on a path to better lifetime health."

In addition to the access to hospital-based care, the two healthcare leaders will leverage their strengths to improve physician and provider engagement across both organizations, resulting in improved care for all local patients and a stronger health system in the Cowlitz County community.

"We are confident that aligning the clinical community across our organizations will not only improve the quality of care we provide through coordinated care, but will help us retain the high quality doctors and caregivers in our community," Steiger said.
"It will also help us attract high quality clinicians who can help us meet the future health care needs of our community." McCulloch added.

Commitment to Community Health

PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center is called to reinvest our revenues back into the community to meet local health needs.

o Changing lives: For almost two decades, PeaceHealth St. John's Youth Mentorship Program has been changing lives, one student at a time. The brainchild of the late Sister Rose Nigro, the program was launched in 1997 as a community initiative to inspire, empower, educate and encourage at-risk youth in our area. The commitment includes nearly $400,000 in wages and scholarships offered to students over the years.

o Charity care: PeaceHealth St. John provided $6.2 million in charity care in 2014. This is a reflection of PeaceHealth's 125-year heritage of reaching out to the underserved and vulnerable members of our community.

o Cash and in-kind contributions: In addition to the millions of community benefit contributions PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center offered $51,000 in cash and in-kind contributions to local organizations with whom we partner to meet the needs of the people we serve in our community.

Kaiser Permanente works with a passionate and well-connected set of community partners in Cowlitz County. In 2015, we awarded over $365,000 in grants for efforts in Cowlitz County that improve the health of the community. Our focus is on two key areas:
o Schools as the heart of health: Good health and education are necessary ingredients to lifelong health, which is why we are working in and with the schools in Cowlitz County to support the health of students, staff, and teachers through efforts like our Thriving Schools initiative and Health Care Careers Program.

For example, 13 Longview schools are working with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to improve the school environment, and $44,000 has been awarded to participating schools for
grants to improve student physical activity. In addition, seven high school graduates received a scholarship to begin post-secondary study in a health care field.

o Weaving into the community safety net: We know providing high quality and culturally appropriate care is important to good health. We support many community-based providers in Cowlitz County who provide health care and social services to those who need them most.

For example, we recently awarded a $40,000 grant to Community Health Partners so more uninsured people in Cowlitz County can access the care and service they need via the Cowlitz Free Medical Clinic.

About PeaceHealth
PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with about 900 providers, a laboratory system, and 10 medical centers. PeaceHealth was founded in 1890 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace to fill a need for health care services in the Pacific Northwest. The Sisters shared financial and personnel resources to open new hospitals. They shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for health care in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship in fulfilling its mission. This is The Spirit of Health. For more information, please visit www.peacehealth.org.

About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America's leading health care providers and nonprofit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 10 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia, including more than 540,000 medical and 250,000 dental members in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, dentists, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical and dental teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.
Free camping and day use on Saturday, June 4 for State Parks Day
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 05/25/16 9:12 AM
State parks throughout Oregon invite the public to camp and play for free Saturday, June 4 in celebration of State Parks Day.

Camping is free the night of June 4 in traditional sites -- full hookup (sewer, electricity and water), electrical hookup (electricity and water), and tent sites. Parking is free both June 4 and June 5 at the 26 parks that charge a day-use parking fee.

Campsite reservations may be made by calling 800-452-5687 before 5 p.m. June 3. Or, reserve online at www.oregonstateparks.org. While the campsite rental is free, an $8 nonrefundable reservation fee still applies. Of the 52 state park campgrounds, 42 take reservations.

"State Parks Day is our way of thanking Oregonians for their commitment to our state parks," said Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Director Lisa Sumption. "We invite Oregonians to come out and explore a new park or visit an old favorite."

The Oregon State Legislature established Oregon State Parks Day in 1997 to focus public attention on Oregon's state park system. The event is always the first Saturday in June.

Parks throughout the state will host activities including guided hikes--Saturday, June 4 is also National Trails Day--plus open houses, tours, special barbecues and guest appearances by J.R. Beaver, Oregon State Parks mascot.

Silver Falls State Park east of Salem will have free refreshments, a guided waterfall tour and its annual Foot Race Challenge, with a 5K, 6-mile and kids' race. Stub Stewart State Park west of Portland will host a volunteer work party in the morning, followed by free lunch at Hilltop Day-use Area, a guided bike ride, scavenger hunt, skins and skulls display and more. See a fur trappers' encampment at Champoeg State Heritage Area. Walk among the tents and work stations, ask questions of the interpreters and watch demonstrations of trapping, shooting, cooking and packing for the fur trade.

Visitors will also be able to fish, crab and clam without a license June 4-5 for Oregon's Free Fishing Weekend, hosted by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). ODFW will provide the gear, bait and instructions at parks around the state, including Benson State Recreation Area in the Columbia River Gorge and Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park and Fort Stevens State Park on the coast. Other free fishing events are listed at www.dfw.state.or.us/education/angling/free_fishing.asp.

For a complete list of events, go to oregonstateparks.org and click on "Things to Do" or go to http://bit.ly/OPRDcalendar
Task Force on School Nursing meets June 3 in Salem
Oregon Health Authority - 05/25/16 8:00 AM
May 25, 2016

What: The monthly public meeting of the Task Force on School Nursing

Agenda: Explore and begin analyzing ideas to fund school nursing in Oregon

When: Friday, June 3, 12:30-3:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.

Where: Public Service Building, Basement Room A, 255 Capitol St., Salem

Details: The Task Force on School Nursing is a Governor-appointed task force legislatively mandated by SB 698 (2015). The task force is charged with:
-- Examining health care funding sources to support school health services.
-- Recommending sustainable funding sources for school health services.
-- Recommending standards of school nursing practices.
-- Recommending ways to create a coordinated school health services model that directs an appropriate level of funding to school nursing and school-based health centers.

For any questions related to the Task Force on School Nursing, contact Jamie Smith at 971-673-0724 or jamie.leon.smith@state.or.us.

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UPDATE: SERT/CNT Responding to Assist North Precinct Regarding Armed Suspect (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/24/16 8:38 PM
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The suspect in this incident has fired multiple gunshots. No officers have been hit and residents are asked to shelter-in-place unless otherwise directed to evacuate.

Media staging has moved to North Vancouver Way and Gertz Road, approach from North or East. PIO is at the scene.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to the Fox Run Mobile Home Park, located in the 9000 block of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, to assist North Precinct officers on the report of a man with a gun confronting police officers.

Preliminary information indicates that the suspect has retreated to a mobile home in the neighborhood.

Interested media may stage at North Vancouver Avenue and Schmeer Road (subject to change).

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene.

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2016 ODVA Memorial Day Ceremony and Statewide Events
Oregon Deptartment of Veterans' Affairs - 05/24/16 4:10 PM
SALEM -- As part of the annual Memorial Day celebrations statewide, the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs (ODVA) will host a memorial ceremony on Monday, May 30, at 2 p.m., on the department's grounds in Salem, 700 Summer St. N.E.

A military flyover is scheduled to open the public ceremony at the Afghan-Iraqi Freedom Memorial where the names of 142 Oregonians killed while serving in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom will be read aloud by cadets from the Oregon State University ROTC program. Special guest speaker Col. Kevin Dial will deliver the keynote address.

The ceremony will also be broadcast live on ODVA's public Facebook page (www.facebook.com/odvavet) beginning at 2:00 p.m. and available for replay thereafter.

Memorial Day, or Decoration Day as it was originally called, was first observed on May 30, 1868 as a day to place flowers on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The holiday's name was later changed to Memorial Day in 1971 and became a federal holiday to be observed on the last Monday in May.

The most current list of statewide community Memorial Day events is available online: www.oregon.gov/odva/Pages/2016-Memorial-Day-Events.aspx.


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Clark County Medical Examiner's Office MEDIA RELEASE
Clark County Public Information & Outreach - 05/24/16 4:01 PM
The following information is in reference to a death investigated by the Clark County Medical Examiner's Office.

The name of the decedent: Pruitt, Anthony D. Age: 39 Yrs

This individual was found dead on 05/22/2016 in Washougal, WA.


The deceased was a resident of (city/state): Oregon City, OR

Finding for cause of death: Pending

Finding for classification of manner of death: Pending

No other information is available for release from our office. Refer all other inquiries to the Washougal Police Department.


Media release issue date: 05/24/2016

Nikki Costa
Operations Manager
Convenience Store Robbery Suspect Hits Again - Crime Stoppers Featured Case #16-11 (Photo)
Crime Stoppers of Oregon - 05/24/16 3:18 PM
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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 in a series of convenience store robberies, including twice on May 24, 2016.

On May 7, 2016, at 1:39 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Plaid Pantry store, located at 7144 Northeast Killingsworth Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to the store employee who told police that the suspect entered the store, picked out some cold drinks from the cooler, then approached the counter. Once at the counter, the suspect put his right hand into his pocket, implied that he had a gun, and demanded money.

After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect quickly walked out of the store and crossed the parking lot towards Northeast 72nd Avenue.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6'00" tall, 250 pounds, with a gray goatee. The suspect was wearing a blue US Postal Service hooded sweatshirt and black shorts.

Surveillance video of the robbery is available for viewing at https://youtu.be/RerV9x4sXII

On Tuesday May 24, 2016, at 2:10 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Plaid Pantry store, located at 6440 Southeast 82nd Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the employee who told police that the suspect was armed with a handgun in his waistband during the robbery.

Detectives received surveillance images and believe that the suspect is the same suspect from a May 7, 2016 robbery at a different Plaid Pantry location.

The suspect was described as wearing a medium blue watch cap, burgundy sweatshirt and dark pants.

On Tuesday May 24, 2016, at 12:51 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at KC's Mini Mart, located at 14110 Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the employee who told police that the suspect was armed with a handgun in his waistband during the robbery.

The suspect was described as wearing a white and black baseball cap and a medium blue sweatshirt.

New surveillance images are being released to the public to assist with this investigation.

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

Information about unsolved homicides can lead to a reward of up to $2,500 cash. All other unsolved felony crimes are eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Memorial Day Safety Tips
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 05/24/16 3:17 PM
With Memorial Day as the unofficial start of summer, Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley would like to remind citizens to be safe. This long weekend is typically packed with celebratory events like backyard barbecues, trips to the lake, picnics at the park and camping. Every festive event presents hazards that we should all be aware of; "Safety First" should always be a priority. To help you enjoy a safe holiday weekend we have gathered the following helpful safety tips.

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

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

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

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

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

Have a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend!
Parking lot at Wintler Park closing May 31, June 1 for paving
City of Vancouver - 05/24/16 3:11 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- Weather permitting, the City of Vancouver will close the parking lot at Wintler Community Park Tuesday, May 31 and Wednesday, June 1 for paving and striping.

Signs will be posted at the park entrance and at the gate to alert visitors to the parking lot closure at the popular 12.5-acre beach park, located along the Columbia River at 6400 Beach Drive.

The City's contractor for this project, A-Line Asphalt, plans to pave the parking lot on the first day and restripe it on the second day.

Paving and striping are both highly dependent on dry, favorable weather conditions. In the event of rain, the work will be rescheduled and a new schedule posted on the Wintler Park web page at: www.cityofvancouver.us/WintlerPark.

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Donna Henderson Appointed as Acting Chief of Police by Mayor Charlie Hales (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/24/16 2:48 PM
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On May 24, 2016, Assistant Chief Donna Henderson was named Acting Chief of Police by Mayor Charlie Hales. Chief Henderson most recently has been serving as the Assistant Chief, overseeing the Investigations Branch of the Bureau.

After her appointment, Chief Henderson sent an email to Bureau members that stated the following:

"My pledge to you during this time is to communicate with you as we move forward. Headlines aside, we have a lot on our plate as an agency, including critical staffing issues, the ongoing (Department of Justice) DOJ-related items, budgetary issues and of course, we are headed into Rose Festival and a busy summer. I know you will continue to work hard and serve this city to the best of your ability.

"You have my support and commitment to do my best as your Acting Chief."

Chief Henderson was appointed to the Portland Police Bureau on July 14, 1988, and in 1993, she was promoted to Detective, and assigned to the Detective Division and Family Services. In 1998, Chief Henderson was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to Southeast Precinct. She became the Hostage Negotiation Team Commander during this time as well, and in 2001, she was promoted to Captain and assigned to the Personnel Division and then the innovative program, Police Corps.

In 2005, Chief Henderson was promoted to Commander and assigned to the Transit Police Division. After three years there, she went to North Precinct and then to Family Services as a Captain. She was promoted back to Commander in 2012 and assigned to the Detective Division.

In 2013, Chief Henderson was promoted to Assistant Chief.

Earlier today, Chief Lawrence P. O'Dea III, was placed on Administrative Leave by Mayor Charlie Hales, pending the outcome of internal and external investigations.

Chief O'Dea is unable to offer any comments on the ongoing investigation by the Oregon State Police or the internal investigation. Chief O'Dea has been given a Communication Restriction Order (CRO) by the Bureau's Professional Standards Division, which is a written order that restricts the Chief from discussing the facts of the case. The issuing of a CRO is standard procedure during any internal investigation.

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Lebanon Fire District To Host Free Car Seat Inspections
Lebanon Fire District - 05/24/16 1:56 PM
The Lebanon Fire District will host a free child safety seat inspection and installation education clinic on Saturday May 28, from 10:00 am to 2:00pm at their main fire station, 1050 W. Oak Street in Lebanon.

Certified Child Passenger Safety Seat Technicians will be on hand to inspect your child safety seat and to instruct parents, grandparents, and caregivers on how to properly install their child safety seat. The fire station will feature drive through access for cars to pull directly into the fire station bays for their safety inspection. An additional bay will be reserved for those who make appointments so that they can be immediately serviced with no waiting. To make an appointment, call 541-451-1901. Drop-in vehicles will be served on a first-come, first-served basis with checks normally lasting about 30 minutes.

Discounted car seats will be available for purchase for $30 each until they are gone. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to the inspection so that technicians can ensure a proper car seat fit. There will be a small area for children to watch a movie while others are being fitted. For more information contact Engineer Erin Nunes at 541-451-1901.
Wilsonville Named a Walk Friendly Community by National Center (Photo)
City of Wilsonville - 05/24/16 1:45 PM
Wilsonville has been named a Walk Friendly Community by the national Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Wilsonville has been named a Walk Friendly Community by the national Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
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WILSONVILLE, OR -- The national Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) based at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill recently announced that Wilsonville's designation as a "Walk Friendly Community" is being extended for five years. The "Walk Friendly Community" (WFC) award on May 19 at the bronze level recognizes the City's on-going efforts to improve a wide range of conditions related to walking, including safety, mobility, access and comfort. The WFC designation is conferred only to applicant communities that are verified to have a commitment to improving and sustaining walkability and pedestrian safety through the adoption and implementation of comprehensive programs, plans and policies.

Mayor Tim Knapp states, "We are proud of being named a 'Walk Friendly Community'. All of us know that walking is good for our environment, for our personal health and quality of life. This award also recognizes our community's firm commitment to connectivity, and to encouraging multi-modal transportation that gives mobility options to residents, commuting workers and visitors."

Wilsonville is one of only 58 Walk Friendly Communities across the nation. In Oregon other WFC communities include Corvallis, Eugene, Bend, Sisters and Tigard.

In order to renew the City's Walk Friendly Community status, the City responded to a comprehensive set of questions regarding engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement, evaluation and planning efforts that were evaluated and confirmed by PBIC staff prior to renewal.

WFC is a national recognition program developed to encourage towns and cities across the United States to establish or recommit to supporting safer walking environments. WFC distinguishes cities and towns that are leading the way in walkability. WFC is the first program to highlight communities for their walkability initiatives and programs, while also offering feedback to assist communities in improving walkability.

Officially launched in October 2010, the WFC program is funded by FedEx and the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. For more information about the program visit www.WalkFriendly.org.

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Attached Media Files: Wilsonville has been named a Walk Friendly Community by the national Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Heroin Distribution Ring Collared (Photo)
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/24/16 1:03 PM
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After a nine month long collaborative investigation by the Clark-Vancouver Drug Task Force and the Gresham Oregon Special Enforcement Team, a local Heroin Drug Trafficking Organization was shut down in the early morning hours of 5-24-16.

On 5-24-16 at 0500 the Clark - Vancouver Drug Task along with the Southwest WA Regional Swat Team, simultaneously executed three search warrants at three residences within the city limits of Vancouver. The warrants were for evidence of Heroin distribution. In addition to supplying large amounts of Heroin throughout the Clark County area, these drug trafficking organizations operate with little to no regard when it comes to the safety and welfare of our youth to include their own. At one of these residences, there were seven minor children present. Child Protective Service had to be called and the children were left in the care of a responsible relative after the arrest of their father.

Seized

$35,000 in cash
1 lb. of Heroin
1 ounce cocaine
10 vehicles
2 ATVs
2 watercraft

Arrested

Barrera - Briseno, Sabino G. 8/29/85
Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin -- 4 counts
Leading Organized Crime -- 1 count

Ortega - Gutierrez, Zulema 5/20/80
Delivery of a Controlled Substance Heroin -- 3 counts
Possession of a controlled Substance Cocaine -- 1 count

Garcia -- Carrillo, Carlos R. 6/1/6/84
Delivery of a Controlled Substance Heroin -- 1 count
Possession of a controlled Substance Cocaine -- 1 count

Amezquita, Alejandro 12/31/88
Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance Heroin -- 1 count
Delivery of a Controlled Substance Heroin -- 1 count
Possession of a Controlled Substance Cocaine -- 1 count

Rodriguez Rojas, Mario 3/30/86
Conspiracy to Deliver Heroin -- charges referred
Illegal reentry into United States and transported to federal holding

Search Warrant addresses

1. 10909 NE Burton Road Vancouver
2. 13314 SE 19th Street #H3 Vancouver
3. 16801 SE 1st Place Vancouver


Attached Media Files: Heroin Bust
Media Invited To Participate In Cascadia Rising Exercise -- Lincoln County
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - 05/24/16 1:02 PM
Local and regional media are invited to participate with Lincoln County partners in the Cascadia Rising exercise through the following opportunities.

Tour County Emergency Operations Center (EOC):
Take an opportunity to tour both our primary and our alternate EOC in advance of the dates of exercise and have an opportunity to talk with County Leadership and Public Information Officer about the upcoming exercises and planning efforts.

Primary Lincoln County Emergency Operations Center
Monday, June 6th, 3:30 -- 4:30pm
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - Courthouse
225 W. Olive St. Suite 103, Newport, Oregon 97365
NO RSVP NEEDED

Alternate Lincoln County Emergency Operations Center (Tents/Trailers)
Thursday, June 9th, 3:30 -- 4:30pm
Lincoln County Fairgrounds -- Open Field Near Animal Shelter
510 NE Harney St, Newport, OR 97365
NO RSVP NEEDED

EOC Access During the Exercise -- RSVP REQUIRED:
If you are interested in accessing any of the EOC's during the exercise please contact Casey Miller, Public Information Officer in advance to arrange a time during the exercise. If your request is for the city or tribal EOC then Casey will forward your request to their point of contact. It is important to understand that prior arrangements need to be made in advance of exercise play.

Casey Miller
Public Information Officer
Lincoln County Board of Commissioners
541.265.0211
clmiller@co.lincoln.or.us



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Respectfully submitted,

Virginia "Jenny" Demaris
Emergency Manager
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
225 W. Olive St., Newport, Oregon 97365
vdemaris@co.lincoln.or.us
(541) 265-4199 Office


Attached Media Files: Media Invited to Participate in Cascadia Rising Exercise Lincoln County
Lincoln County Communities Participate In Cascadia Rising Exercise (Photo)
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - 05/24/16 12:40 PM
Cascadia Community Presentations Lincoln County
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On June 7th and 10th, Lincoln County communities will participate in Cascadia Rising, the largest-ever regional exercise supported by FEMA Region X that includes local, state, tribal and federal partners. Cascadia Rising is scheduled to occur in Oregon, Washington and Idaho to simulate the first 4-days of a Cascadia earthquake and tsunami.

Cascadia Rising will simulate a magnitude 9.0 earthquake, of equal magnitude to the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in 2011. This exercise will help ensure emergency response partners are working together to provide decision makers with information to implement programs and policies that will save lives and property.

County Emergency Management personnel initiated coordination of this exercise in December of 2014 with other community partners gearing up over the past nine months. Jenny Demaris, County Emergency Manager stated, "This exercise is a no fault exercise allowing participants an opportunity to rehearse simulated response protocols for large scale emergency coordination at the local level. Normally we only get to do this in FEMA week long trainings, not in our own emergency operation centers." Demaris added, "City, Tribal, County leadership have been working consistently over the past four years to strengthen their emergency coordination capabilities through standardizing practices, trainings and exercises. This exercise could be considered our capstone project of the last four years of continued growth."

Lincoln County communities and partners will be participating in the four day exercise on the morning of June 7th and then again the afternoon of June 10th at their respective emergency operation centers (EOC), agency command centers or at one of the partnering EOCs.
Each community organization has developed their own exercise objectives but a common theme is simulation of situational assessment, resource tracking, communications and command and control. June 7th operations will be under a minor Cascadia event with technology and roads still functional and June 10th will be a full catastrophic event with no communications or serviceable public infrastructure.

The lessons learned in Cascadia Rising will be used to update local, tribal and state government, private and non-governmental organizations' large scale earthquake response plans. Commissioner Doug Hunt stated, "I would like to express my sincere appreciation to our City, Tribal and community partners for their commitment and investment of time as they participate in two days of exercises involving two different emergency disaster scenarios in the same week. The better we are prepared for an emergency, the better we will be able to respond; thereby saving lives and protecting the well-being of our citizens and visitors."

Participating Lincoln County Emergency Operation Centers include:
City of Depoe Bay
City of Lincoln City
City of Newport
City of Siletz
City of Toledo
City of Waldport
City of Yachats
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
County of Lincoln

Several other public safety and community partners are participating in this exercise and will be noted in our follow-up media release at the conclusion of the June 10th exercise.

Lincoln County Emergency Management reminds community members of the continued Cascadia Rising Community presentations taking place over the next several weeks as noted in the attached announcement. Demaris also encouraged businesses and households to participate by reviewing their current emergency go kits for necessary supplies and/or taking the time to put a kit in place.

Office of Oregon Emergency Management, 5/19/16, released a detailed Cascadia Rising exercise background document and can be found at - http://www.flashalert.net/id/OregonOfficeofEmergencyManagement.

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Respectfully submitted,

Virginia "Jenny" Demaris
Emergency Manager
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
225 W. Olive St., Newport, Oregon 97365
vdemaris@co.lincoln.or.us , (541) 265-4199 Office


Attached Media Files: Media Release Lincoln Co Communities Participate in Cascadia Rising , Cascadia Community Presentations Lincoln County
Police Bureau Releases Rose Project Public Service Announcement (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/24/16 12:16 PM
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Today, Tuesday May 24, 2016, the Portland Police Bureau has released a public service announcement (PSA) for the Rose Project.

The PSA may be viewed at https://youtu.be/EPzrIqpAofE

The Portland Police Bureau is encouraging community members and the media to share this PSA on websites and social media.

In the first quarter of 2015, the Portland Police Bureau undertook and completed an extensive audit regarding the number of Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence (SAFE) Kits stored in it property room.

As a result of this audit, the Portland Police Bureau applied for and received a federal grant to help with the cost of testing and investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau has sent the following kits to be tested:

2010, 2011, 2012 for adult victims with known offenders

2004, 2005, 2006 for minor victims with known offenders

If you are a victim of a sex crime and had sexual assault kit collected, you have an option to know the status of your sexual assault kit. Please call 503-823-0125 or email us at roseproject@portlandoregon.gov.

Due to the very personal and confidential nature of these crimes, the Rose Project will be unable to provide information to anyone except the victim listed on the police report.

If you have been the victim of a sexual assault that just occurred, dial 9-1-1 immediately.
If time has elapsed since the incident, you may call the non-emergency police number 503-823-3333 or respond to your nearest Police Station.

The Portland Police Bureau's Sex Crimes Unit (SCU) consists of sworn personnel as well as victim advocates. The Sex Crimes Unit focuses on crimes of sexual violence within the City of Portland, investigating Measure 11 sexual assaults involving victims between the ages of 14 and 64 where the suspect is known to the victim, is a stranger, or in a "non-family" role, when the crime occurs in the City of Portland. Detectives and advocates work closely with Child Protective Services, medical professionals, prosecutors and advocacy agencies to provide support to the victims of these crimes.

These offenses include: Rape I and Rape II, Sodomy I and Sodomy II, Sex Abuse I and Sex Abuse II, Unlawful Sexual Penetration I and Unlawful Sexual Penetration II. The Sex Crimes Unit also investigates other non-Measure 11 felony and/or misdemeanor sex crimes, adult incest, and bigamy.

SCU takes a victim-centered approach, which prioritizes the safety, privacy and well-being of the victim; Acknowledges and respects victims' input into the criminal justice system; and, Maintains victims' privacy and confidentiality.

If you have reported a sexual assault and would like an update on your case, call the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division at 503-823-0400 and be prepared to give your case number. Staff assigned to the Sex Crimes Unit will contact you regarding your case. Please note that due to the very personal and confidential nature of these crimes, members of the Unit will be unable to provide information to anyone without your permission.

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OSP Seeks Public's Assistance with Road Rage Incident on I-205 - Clackamas County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 05/24/16 11:25 AM
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A reported road rage incident occurred May 24, 2016 at 6:10 a.m., at I-205 southbound near Sunnyside Road and Oregon State Police (OSP) is seeking the public's assistance in identifying witness(s) of the incident.

The two vehicles involved were described as a navy blue, 2014 Ford F150 pickup and a tan or light gray, 1987 Toyota SR5 pickup. Any information about the vehicles, resulting traffic disruption, weapons seen or the actions of the men driving the trucks would be sought. Photos of similar vehicles are attached to this release.

Please contact Senior Trooper Jason Bledsoe at (503) 731-3020 x407 or email: jason.bledsoe@state.or.us


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Wells Fargo Wallet to Launch for Wells Fargo Customers (Photo)
Wells Fargo - 05/24/16 10:57 AM
Wells Fargo Wallet for Android users gives customers the unique ability to make secure NFC payments directly from the Wells Fargo mobile app.
Wells Fargo Wallet for Android users gives customers the unique ability to make secure NFC payments directly from the Wells Fargo mobile app.
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Today Wells Fargo Bank,announces Wells Fargo Wallet, the new mobile wallet and easy way to pay. Launching later this summer, Wells Fargo Wallet is integrated into the existing Wells Fargo mobile app experience for Android users, making for a comprehensive, all-inclusive mobile banking and payment experience.

Wells Fargo Wallet quickly and conveniently adds eligible Wells Fargo Debit and Credit Cards so that customers may easily make purchases by tapping an Android phone at millions of NFC-enabled payment terminals worldwide. For more seamless money management, customers may also view account balance information within the app before and immediately after a purchase.

"Today we're pleased to announce Wells Fargo Wallet for Android users, giving customers the unique ability to make secure NFC payments directly from the Wells Fargo mobile app," said Jim Smith, head of Virtual Channels for Wells Fargo. "We know mobile is key to the future of payments, and we expect Wells Fargo Wallet to provide us a richer understanding of the quickly evolving landscape."

When a customer makes a payment with Wells Fargo Wallet, all transactions are monitored with Wells Fargo risk and fraud detection systems. Purchases also are protected by Zero Liability, which means customers are not responsible for promptly reported unauthorized transactions. Customers should refer to their applicable Wells Fargo account agreement and card terms and conditions for information on liability for unauthorized transactions.

Wells Fargo Wallet was built in-house and designed to provide a seamless banking experience for customers. Across the globe, Wells Fargo team members have been testing the wallet, and providing valuable feedback ahead of the product launch later this summer. In addition to the ability to make payments at NFC-enabled payment terminals, customers will also be able to use Wells Fargo Wallet, along with other leading mobile wallet providers, to conduct ATM transactions without using a physical debit or ATM card. More than 40 percent of Wells Fargo's ATMs will be NFC-enabled by the end of 2016.

"From our stagecoach days, innovation has always been part of Wells Fargo's DNA. We're looking to reimagine customer interactions with money in and across channels, and designing our own Wells Fargo Wallet allows us to further engage our customers, and innovate for the future," said Steve Ellis, head of Wells Fargo's Innovation Group. "Continuous innovation enables Wells Fargo to save customers time and money, reduce fraud, and drive loyalty. With mobile ubiquitous in today's world, innovation around mobile will continue to be a key area of focus."

Recent survey data from the Federal Reserve reported that almost 28 percent of smartphone owners reported having made a mobile payment in the last 12 months and 53 percent of all smartphone owners with a bank account have used mobile banking. These statistics are reflected in the growth of Wells Fargo's mobile banking channel, the company's fastest growing channel, with more than 17 million mobile banking customers.

For more information, visit www.wellsfargo.com.

About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.8 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,800 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 269,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune's 2015 rankings of America's largest corporations. Wells Fargo's vision is to satisfy our customers' financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.


Attached Media Files: Wells Fargo Wallet for Android users gives customers the unique ability to make secure NFC payments directly from the Wells Fargo mobile app.
Domestic Violence Suspect Shot by Officers
Gresham Police Dept - 05/24/16 10:52 AM
Gresham, Ore.-- An early morning domestic violence incident between a man and woman culminated in an officer-involved shooting in the 18700 block of SE Grant St. The male suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

At 3:05 a.m. multiple witnesses called 911 to report an active, physical assault involving a man and woman. The first calls originated near the 800 block of SE 190th Ave., with reports that a woman was screaming for help and being forced into a vehicle against her will.

Minutes later, additional witnesses reported seeing the woman screaming and "banging" from inside the car in the 18900 block of SE Grant St., a cul-de-sac approximately 14 blocks south of the original calls.

Two officers located the couple and confronted the 22-year-old suspect. The man was in the roadway when he was shot.

No officers were injured and the current condition of the female victim is not known. No names are being released at this time.

Detectives assigned to Multnomah County's Major Crimes Team are leading the investigation with the assistance of Portland Police. Per normal protocol, all officers directly involved in the incident have been placed on leave during the initial phases of the investigation.

The roadway surrounding the incident is expected to be closed until later this afternoon.

Detectives are hoping to talk with anyone who has information about this shooting and can be reached by calling the Gresham Police tip line at 503.618.2719.

No more information is available at this time.



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UPDATE - SUSPECT STRIKES AGAIN: Crime Stoppers Featured Case #16-11 Plaid Pantry Robbery (Photo)
Crime Stoppers of Oregon - 05/24/16 10:51 AM
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On Tuesday May 24, 2016, at 2:10 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Plaid Pantry store, located at 6440 Southeast 82nd Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the employee who told police that the suspect was armed with a handgun in his waistband during the robbery.

Detectives received surveillance images and believe that the suspect is the same suspect from a May 7, 2016 robbery at a different Plaid Pantry location.

New surveillance images are being released to the public to assist with this investigation.

In today's robbery, the suspect is described as wearing a medium blue watch cap, burgundy sweatshirt and dark pants.

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

Information about unsolved homicides can lead to a reward of up to $2,500 cash. All other unsolved felony crimes are eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to identify the suspect in the robbery of a convenience store.

On May 7, 2016, at 1:39 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Plaid Pantry store, located at 7144 Northeast Killingsworth Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to the store employee who told police that the suspect entered the store, picked out some cold drinks from the cooler, then approached the counter. Once at the counter, the suspect put his right hand into his pocket, implied that he had a gun, and demanded money.

After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect quickly walked out of the store and crossed the parking lot towards Northeast 72nd Avenue.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6'00" tall, 250 pounds, with a great goatee. The suspect was wearing a blue US Postal Service hooded sweatshirt and black shorts.

Surveillance video of the robbery is available for viewing at https://youtu.be/RerV9x4sXII

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

Information about unsolved homicides can lead to a reward of up to $2,500 cash. All other unsolved felony crimes are eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Construction Begins at Three Local Schools
Reynolds Sch. Dist. - 05/24/16 10:49 AM
Reynolds Middle School, Sweetbriar and Salish Ponds Elementary Schools are getting ready to celebrate construction kick-off. The schools are receiving safety and security upgrades, including more highly controlled entryways. Work will take place this summer and be complete by the time students return to school in the fall. The upgrades are made possible thanks to voter approval of a 2015 bond measure. Other bond projects include replacing Fairview, Troutdale and Wilkes elementary schools and significantly renovating Reynolds High School. All district schools will receive safety and security updates.

"These updates are the first of the major school investments envisioned by the District and our community," said District Superintendent Linda Florence, "We are excited to celebrate the project kick-off and share plans for the school improvements."

Construction Kick-Off Event

An ice cream social celebrating the start of construction will be hosted by the District on June 13 at Sweetbriar Elementary. The community is invited to meet the architects and learn more about the safety and security upgrades underway this summer. The event will include student performances. Spanish interpreters will be available. More information about the bond projects is available on the website: www.reynolds.k12.or.us/bondprojects.

Sweetbriar Elementary
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 6:30 pm -- 7:30 pm
501 SE Sweetbriar Lane, Troutdale

About the Reynolds School District Bond Projects

Over the next three years, the District will design and construct major improvements to our schools, offering a fresh start for students and faculty. This work includes replacing Troutdale, Fairview and Wilkes Elementary Schools; significantly updating and renovating Reynolds High School; and providing safety and security upgrades to all schools. Funding for these projects is provided by a bond measure passed in 2015.

Work is currently underway to design all of the improvements. Some schools improvements will take place this summer. Major construction on the elementary school replacements and high school updates will begin in the winter of 2016-17. All schools should be move-in ready by fall of 2018.


Attached Media Files: Kick-off Event Flier
Firefighters extricate man (Photo)
Depoe Bay Fire Dist. - 05/24/16 10:36 AM
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AT 0730 Depoe Bay Firefighter, Oregon State Police, and Pacific West Ambulance were notified of a man calling from his vehicle that had been involved in a crash. The caller reported he thinks he wrecked "about an hour ago". The vehicle was down an embankment where nobody from the road could have seen him. The caller described that he was able to see a sign that said "South Fogarty Creek". This information lead responders directly to his location.

The patient was was trapped in his vehicle with severe injuries. Depoe Bay Firefighters were able to free the victim after roughly an hour of extrication. The patient was transported to Boiler Bay State Park in Depoe Bay where he was flown to Emmanuel Trauma Center in Portland by Lifeguard Air Ambulance out of Tillamook. Victim was 25 Y/O/M no other information pending


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CORRECTION TO TIME OF DISPATCH: Suspect in Custody in Battle Ground PD Case
City of Battle Ground - 05/24/16 10:34 AM
Update/Correction May 24, 10:30 am

Original release noted in error that police responded to dispatch call at 6:47 pm. Actual time was 7:47 pm.


Update May 24, 8:50 am

Police have identified the suspect as Gutierrez, Ricardo, DOB 11-12-76, of Battle Ground. Gutierrez has been charged with one count of 1st Degree Murder. He has been booked into the Clark County Jail and charges have been forwarded to the Clark County Prosecutors Office.

The 3 year old boy who resided at the home died last night of his injuries.

When officers arrived on the scene last night, the situation was such that officers had to force entry into the home where they located the suspect and the injured 3 year old boy. While the suspect was taken into custody, the 3 year old boy was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

The suspect lived at the residence and was in a relationship with the victim's mother.

The Battle Ground Police Department and the Clark County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit is conducting a full investigation. For the integrity of the investigation, no further information will be released at this time.






The Battle Ground Police Department responded to a disturbance call at a residence located in the 1600 block of SW 6th St tonight at 6:47 pm.

A 3 year old male child who was at the residence was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

A 40 year male suspect is in police custody.

The Clark County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit is on scene conducting an investigation.

This is an ongoing, active investigation. This is the extent of the information that will be released at this time.
OFB's Bushue: Listen to locals in Owyhee monument debate (Photo)
Oregon Farm Bureau - 05/24/16 10:13 AM
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One thing all parties could agree on at a May 23 hearing about the Owyhee Canyonlands is that it is spectacularly beautiful.

But who's to thank for that?

"Today we've heard the words 'iconic' and 'awesome' to describe the Owyhee Canyonlands," said Oregon Farm Bureau President Barry Bushue before the House Rural Communities Committee at the state capitol. "I say to you that this is exactly because of the people I'm here representing today, the ranchers, the farmers, the local communities, and the businesses that have worked 150 years to make this land what it is."

Bushue testified against a potential designation by President Obama to make the Owyhee Canyonlands a national monument. This designation would affect a 2.5 million-acre area in the Owyhee Canyonlands along the Oregon-Idaho-Nevada border, an area larger than the states of Delaware and Rhode Island combined. It would cover about 40% of Malheur County's total land base.

Bushue beseeched the lawmakers to listen to the people who actually live and work near the canyonlands, the families whose lives would be directly impacted by a monument designation. At a ballot in March, an incredible 90% of voters in Malheur County opposed a national monument. A designation by the president without a vote by Congress would completely disregard these rural voices.

"This is about the people on the ground, the people you represent," Bushue told lawmakers. "Give these people the credit they so richly deserve."

An executive action for a monument also does not require that its economic impact be determined. A monument would decimate Malheur County's historic cattle industry, an essential economic driver and job creator for the region. It would limit grazing, open ranchers up to litigation, and likely put out of business families who have worked the land for generations.

"To reduce economic opportunity on an area in a state that is so desperately in need of jobs and dollars is blatantly irresponsible," wrote Bushue in submitted testimony. "In addition, this comes at a time when much-needed timber payments from the federal government have been uncertain in recent years. Rural Oregon can hardly afford to have any more losses."

At the hearing, a monument supporter noted that sellers of outdoor gear would benefit from increased sales if a designation were made. But at what cost to the deeply rooted agricultural community?

"Are we going to support [outdoor recreation] businesses at the expense of fifth-generation ranchers like Elias Eiguren? I'm incredulous that there are those who would prioritize the value of these businesses over the people who have made the region what it is today," Bushue told the committee.

Not only is cattle ranching an integral part of the economy and local culture, it keeps the land productive and balanced. The Owyhee Canyonlands are ecologically sound today thanks to over a century of responsible use. Without the benefits of grazing and local management, the region would be subject to invasive species, noxious weeds, and risk of wildfire.

"Oregon is more than 60% publicly owned, either by the state or federal government. Much of the federal land in Oregon isn't maintained, causing great harm to existing farmland and crops," said Bushue.

"As farmers and ranchers, we care deeply about the land. Not only do we live on the land, we enjoy and depend on the land. We raise our families here and have cared for it responsibly for generations. Our voices are united and opposed to an unnecessary monument declaration that will harm our families, our community and our way of life," said Bushue.

Oregon Farm Bureau is a proud member of the Owyhee Basin Stewardship Coalition. Sign and share the petition here http://ourlandourvoice.com/ and learn more about how the monument would harm this rural community.

> See OFB President Barry Bushue's written testimony: http://bit.ly/1qHcKwH

> Attached photo of OFB President Barry Bushue testifying before the House Rural Communities Committee at the state capitol on May 23.

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

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

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


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Man Arrested for Criminal Mischief and Trespass after Defecating in Grocery Store
Corvallis Police - 05/24/16 9:57 AM
On May 23, 2016, at about 10:00pm, Corvallis Police responded to the Downtown Safeway, 450 SW 3rd St. for a report of a male who had defecated in one of the aisles of the store. According to employees, a male subject was walking around inside the store when he stopped in an aisle, lowered his shorts, and defecated in the aisle. He then continued walking around the store, tracking feces as he went, until employees were finally able to get him to leave. The suspect left behind a bag of belongings, and the contents identified him as 54-year-old Tim Kielty of Corvallis.

Officers later located Kielty in the 300 block of SW 7th St. after receiving a report from a resident that a naked, intoxicated man was in his home. Kielty unlawfully entered the residence through an unlocked door, and went inside where he defecated on the victim's couch. When the victims demanded he leave, he ignored them and told them to bring him a towel. The victims were not known to Kielty. He was still inside the residence when Corvallis Police officers arrived.

Kielty appeared to be under the influence of an inhalant, and told officers he liked to use "whip its" which are cylinders of nitrous oxide used in making whipped cream. Kielty was taken into custody and transported to Good Samaritan Hospital for evaluation. He was later cited and released at the hospital. Kielty was charged with two counts of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, one count of Trespass in the First Degree, and one count of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

No mug-shot is available from this incident.
Volunteers needed for Oregon State Parks Let's Go Camping program
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 05/24/16 8:49 AM
Do you love to go camping? Would you like to share your love of the outdoors with others? The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking experienced campers to help volunteer at our Let's Go Camping events this summer. Volunteers will have the opportunity to teach outdoor camping skills, serve as mentors to new campers and camp for free during the events.

Events are scheduled at campgrounds throughout the state on weekends from June through August. More information and a list of events are at www.oregonstateparks.org.

For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, please contact Bobbie Lucas at 503-986-0751 or bobbie.lucas@oregon.gov.
Property Dispute Turns Into Robbery Near Turner (Photo) Update 2 (Dog Recovered)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/24/16 6:46 AM
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Last Saturday afternoon, acting on a tip, Deputies requested the assistance of the Portland Police Bureau in checking a residence for "Isis", the dog stolen last month during a landlord tenant dispute. When officers arrived "Isis" was seen inside the residence and later surrendered by the man holding the dog.

Deputies have reunited "Isis" with her owner and will be looking further into how the man obtained "Isis" and whether or not he had any involvement in the taking of the dog. Once deputies complete their investigation the police reports will be sent to the District Attorney's Office for any charging considerations. The Sheriff's Office does not intend to release the man's name or location where the dog was found as he has not been charged with any crimes.


UPDATE: Suspect in custody, Arrives is Limousine

On Friday April 29th the suspect turned herself in to deputies waiting at the Marion County Jail. Deputy Bennett was able to work with Ms Kempton's attorney who convinced her to turn herself in. Ms Kempton agreed to meet Deputy Bennett and her attorney in the parking lot of the Marion County Jail.

Deputies waiting in the parking lot for Ms Kempton saw a limousine pull into the parking lot right in front of the Marion County Court Annex. After about 10 minutes, Ms Kempton exited the limousine and contacted Deputy Bennett. The dog "Isis" is still missing and Ms Kempton would not tell Deputy Bennett where the pet is. Deputy Bennett will continue to attempt to locate the dog.

Ms Kempton was taken into custody and lodged at the Marion County Jail on charges of Robbery 3 (for causing injury during the theft of the dog) and Theft 1 (the theft of a pet). Deputy Bennett said this was a unique situation and one he did not expect. He has never had anyone arrive in a limousine to turn themselves in.

Anyone who has information about the whereabouts of "Isis" the dog should call Marion County Dispatch at 503-588-5032.





On April 26th, Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office, were called to the 5400 block of Sams Place SE near Turner to investigate a landlord tenant dispute that had grown out of control. From their investigation Deputies believe that Rose Mary Skoda-Kempton, age 39 of Turner also known as Brooke Kempton was upset at her tenant Kate Taylor, age 30, for being disrespectful and kicked Ms. Taylor out of the residence two days prior to the police being called.

Ms. Taylor moved from the residence the day she was asked to leave collecting her belongings and selling her horses which were being boarded, as part of the rental agreement, at Ms. Kempton's mother's residence near Turner. On April 26th around 8 a.m., Ms. Kempton went to Ms. Taylor's father's residence located in the 4700 block of Marion Road SE. While at the residence Ms. Kempton confronted 61 year old Kevin Taylor stating that Kate Taylor stole two saddles and she was taking Ms. Taylor's dog until she got her saddles back.

Mr. Taylor attempted to stop Ms. Kempton by jumping on the running boards of her silver Ford truck. Ms. Kempton accelerated forward throwing Mr. Taylor from the truck, onto the driveway, injuring his hand and wrist, which required treatment at a local hospital.

The Sheriff's Office is searching for Ms. Kempton and "Isis", the missing K9. Ms. Kempton is 5'09" tall and 147 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes, she may be driving a 2008, Ford F250, Oregon license 305DGR. "Isis" is a 4 year old Whippit, she is black in color, weighing 15 lbs, and micro chipped. Deputies have made several attempts to contact Ms. Kempton at her residence and by phone, but so far have been unable to contact her. Deputies are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Ms. Kempton or "Isis" to please call the Sheriff's Office at 503-588-5032, you may remain anonymous.


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Mon. 05/23/16
Increased Patrols for Memorial Weekend
Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/23/16 11:47 PM
The Hood River County Sheriff's Office will increase traffic patrols for the upcoming memorial holiday weekend. The Sheriff's Office receives grant funds to increase patrols for both DUII and seatbelt enforcement through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Oregon Department of Transportation. Our goal is to reduce traffic crashes and increase safety through high visibility enforcement. The Sheriff's Office urges everyone to drive with care, wear a safety belt and to please not drive when using substances that impair, including prescription medication, alcohol, marijuana or any other impairing substance. Please report suspected impaired drivers by calling 911.
***Update*** OSP Continuing Shooting Investigation - Linn County
Oregon State Police - 05/23/16 4:56 PM
On May 20, 2016 at approximately 7:10 p.m., Oregon State Police troopers and emergency personnel responded to 906 Old Salem Road in Albany after receiving a call reporting a person with a gunshot wound was at the location.

Troopers arrived and discovered an adult male who had been shot and appeared to have a non-life threatening wound. The injured person was medically treated at the scene and was later transported to an area hospital.

Oregon State Police Criminal Division detectives are continuing to investigate the incident. No arrests have been made however a vehicle possibly related to this incident was described as a red or orange in color Dodge Neon.

The Oregon State Police was assisted by members of the Linn County Sheriff's Office, Albany Police Department, Marion County Sheriff's Office, Albany Fire Department and the Linn County District Attorney's Office.

OSP is seeking the public's assistance if anyone has knowledge identifying the operator of the Dodge Neon. Anyone will information is asked to call the Oregon State Police Detective Ted Moisan at (971) 718-6546.
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center introduces first multi-place hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber in Oregon (Photo)
Legacy Health - 05/23/16 4:06 PM
Enoch Huang, M.D., program medical director for Hyperbaric Medicine/Wound Healing, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Chamber holds up to 12 patients. Photo: Legacy Health
Enoch Huang, M.D., program medical director for Hyperbaric Medicine/Wound Healing, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Chamber holds up to 12 patients. Photo: Legacy Health
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(Portland, Ore.) Legacy Emanuel Medical Center has opened a multi-place hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber, the largest in Oregon. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is one method used to treat difficult-to-heal wounds caused by diabetes, circulatory problems, radiation therapy and other conditions. The chamber can accommodate up to 12 patients at a time.

"Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is our newest option for treating wounds that don't heal with standard approaches," says Lori Morgan, M.D., MBA, Legacy Emanuel's chief administrative officer. "We offer excellent wound care services and this is just one more treatment option we can offer patients."

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy complements Legacy Emanuel's current wound care practices and will be used in the treatment of a broad range of acute and chronic wounds. These include traumatic injuries, diabetic foot ulcers, burns, ischemic flaps/grafts, radiation-damaged tissue or bone and chronic bone infections. During the treatment, patients breathe pure oxygen within a pressurized chamber through a clear plastic hood or mask, in daily 90 minute sessions over 20-30 sessions.

"Oxygen under pressure acts like a drug when it dissolves into the blood," explains Enoch Huang, M.D., program medical director for Hyperbaric Medicine/Wound Healing for Legacy Emanuel and Oregon's only fellowship-trained, board certified hyperbaric physician.

"This helps speed cell repair and form new blood vessels, which in turn assists in the healing of wounds. Repeated exposure to pressurized oxygen gives a lifeline to ischemic tissue, boosts the effects of some antibiotics, activates white blood cells to fight certain infections, reduces tissue swelling, and promotes the healing process of specific chronic wounds."

Hyperbaric medicine services are a component of Legacy Emanuel's extensive wound care services and will be used to treat both adult and pediatric patients. It will initially be available only during outpatient business hours but eventually will operate 24-hours a day, seven-days-a-week. Legacy Health is partnering with OxyHealth Group, a national provider of hyperbaric technology.

About Legacy Health
Legacy Health is an Oregon-based nonprofit, tax-exempt organization and, with more than 9,000 employees, is one of the largest private sector employers in the Portland metropolitan area. Legacy Health provides an integrated network of healthcare services, including acute and critical care, inpatient and outpatient treatment, community health education and a variety of specialty services. Legacy's hospitals include: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Randall Children's Hospital, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver, Wash. Also included in the Legacy system are a hospice agency, a full-service research facility, and specialty and primary care clinics. Visit www.legacyhealth.org.

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Attached Media Files: Enoch Huang, M.D., program medical director for Hyperbaric Medicine/Wound Healing, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Chamber holds up to 12 patients. Photo: Legacy Health , The hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber arrives on the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center campus near the Legacy Oregon Burn Center. The chamber measures 90 inches in diameter and 23 feet long inside. Photo: Legacy Health , Enoch Huang, M.D., program medical director for Hyperbaric Medicine/Wound Healing, stands inside the chamber, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Photo: Legacy Health
Roosevelt Elementary School celebrates International Friendship Day
Vancouver Sch. Dist. - 05/23/16 3:33 PM
They hail from 47 different countries and speak 25 different languages, but they all have one thing in common--friendship. They are the students of Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School, and they will celebrate International Friendship Day with an all-school assembly.

When: 1:30 p.m. on Friday, June 10, 2016

Where: Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School, 2921 Falk Rd.

During this celebration, Roosevelt will honor students' diversity, cultures and friendships. Student performances will include dances from Mexico, Russia, Africa, Tahiti, South Korea and the United States. Flags from all 47 countries will be presented. The school will give out awards to students for building international friendships and being school ambassadors.

This event is free and open to the public.
Minto Island Bridge Arches Begin Arriving in Salem (Photo)
City of Salem - 05/23/16 3:10 PM
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mon., May 23, 2016

CONTACT:
Nicole Miller, Public Information Manager
City of Salem -- Urban Development Department
Tel: 503-540-2415
Email: nmiller@cityofsalem.net
Website: www.cityofsalem.net/mintobridge

Minto Island Bridge Arches Begin Arriving in Salem

Salem, Ore. -- Early this morning, while most of the city was sleeping, one of two signature arches for the Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge arrived in Downtown Salem. The white arches, which are made from 1-inch thick steel and are 30-inches in diameter, will soon decorate Salem's Downtown Riverfront skyline. When raised, the tallest point of the arch from the bridge deck will be 44-ft tall and span 327-ft measured along the arch from pier to pier. Watch live feed from the construction cam at http://www.cityofsalem.net/MintoBridge to see the large arches erected over the next two weeks.

When construction is complete later this fall, the bicycle and pedestrian bridge will link Downtown Salem to Minto Island and more than 30 miles of off-street trails, and 1,400 acres of parks and natural areas.

For more information on the Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge or to sign up to receive bridge progress updates via email, please go to www.cityofsalem.net/mintobridge.

For questions related to construction, please contact Aaron Kimsey at 503-588-6211 or akimsey@cityofsalem.net. Si necesita ayuda para comprender esta información, por favor llame 503-588-6211.

The City of Salem's Urban Development Department is committed to enhancing community prosperity through an array of programs in its four major service areas: Real Property Services, Housing and Social Services, Economic Development and Downtown Revitalization. The Urban Development Department: manages the City's urban renewal areas (URA) and redevelopment projects within the URAs; administers federally funded block grant and housing programs; provides loans and grants to eligible businesses, homeowners, and renters; and manages leases, acquires, and sells properties for the City.

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Attached Media Files: Minto Island Bridge Arches (Photo by Ron Cooper)
Media Advisory: Beaverton Drinking Water Safe
City of Beaverton - 05/23/16 3:10 PM
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Beaverton residents are advised that the city's drinking water supply is safe and meets or exceeds state and federal standards. City officials want residents to know that today's announcement from the Beaverton School District regarding Highland Park Middle School is related to the age of the pipes in the building.


Today, Beaverton School District officials announced that a certified industrial hygienist recently tested Highland Park Middle School's water for lead, metals, and bacteria at five different locations in the school. The district received preliminary results last week indicating that two of the four drinking fountains tested revealed elevated levels of lead. There were also elevated levels of iron and turbidity (color and clarity) in several of the locations sampled. Water used in the kitchen for food preparation did not have elevated levels.


Here is some important information for Beaverton water customers to know:


Beaverton's drinking water is safe. The city's water supply meets or exceeds state and federal standards. Information is available in the city's 2016 City of Beaverton Water Quality Report, also known as the Consumer Confidence Report, which is available online at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/CCR.


Beaverton water is rated "outstanding performance" by Oregon Health Authority. The City of Beaverton drinking water system was just surveyed/audited by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA)'s Drinking Water Program in April 2016. The OHA found the city's water system facilities "to be well operated and maintained by knowledgeable and competent staff." The City of Beaverton received an "outstanding performance" rating by OHA.


Highland Park Middle School pipes will be replaced. Highland Park Middle School will receive repiping of the entire school, as part of the current school bond program which is scheduled to be completed in summer 2017. Highland Park Middle School has 50-year-old galvanized steel pipes and the water has been discolored due to rusting of the pipes.


City officials will monitor the neighborhood water supply. The City Water Operations group plans to take add enhanced precautionary measures such as heightened water monitoring and other actions, such as flushing, for the Highland neighborhood. City staff are also coordinating closely with the Beaverton School District.


Testing shows Beaverton's water supply well below federal concern levels for lead. The city's latest water quality report shows a lead level of seven parts per billion (ppb) in pipes in designated homes in Beaverton, which is well below 15 ppb US EPA action level for drinking water. As per Oregon Health Authority drinking water rules specific to Beaverton, lead and copper samples taken from designated homes in Beaverton were not collected in 2015. The seven ppb value shown is the 90th percentile result of samples collected in 2013. The next round of samples will be collected in summer 2016 to be analyzed by the state-certified laboratory.
(added photo of rescue) Cowlitz Sheriff rescues two man who flipped boat and were clinging to a log (Photo)
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/23/16 3:08 PM
Sheriff Boat during rescue
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Longview, Wash - (Monday May 23rd at about 1:00 p.m.) Cowlitz County Sheriff's Deputies responded with their boat to a report of two men who had flipped their boat in the Columbia River Slough and were clinging to a log; their boat upside down in the water nearby. Sergeant Corey Huffine responded and was able to yell at the men and told them to hang on and that the Sheriff Boat was on it's way. Fortunately both men were wearing life vests when the accident happened. One of the men said that he could not swim.

Deputies Nate Hockett and Rob Stump were able to get the Sheriff's boat to the scene (in about 50 minutes) and rescue the two men off the log. After dropping the men off on shore they returned and towed the overturned boat to the boat launch so it could be recovered.

We do not have the names of the men at this time nor do we have the details surrounding the reason the boat overturned. The men were not injured in the event.

"Sgt. Huffine stress that this is a good reminder for people of the importance of wearing a life vest while in a boat because if an accident happens you will not have time to put one on".

It may be until tomorrow before the rest of the details are available.


Attached Media Files: Sheriff Boat during rescue
Award-winning Woodland High teacher uses March Madness to inspire students to debate famous Supreme Court cases (Photo)
Woodland Sch. Dist. - 05/23/16 3:00 PM
Sharon Conditt was selected as the 2016 Washington State History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
Sharon Conditt was selected as the 2016 Washington State History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
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Monday, May 23, 2016-Woodland, WA-Sharon Conditt, Woodland High School History and Government teacher, uses a variety of innovative techniques including designing debates utilizing College Basketball March Madness brackets to keep her students inspired and engaged. Conditt's dedication to developing intriguing coursework and constantly improving student learning earned her the Washington State History Teacher of the Year Award for 2016 from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History on May 16.

For the March Madness debates, students in Conditt's AP Government class formed four teams to debate the significance of famous Supreme Court cases. Each team name is selected from chief justices of the Supreme Court with this year's teams including: Earl Warren, William Rehnquist, John Roberts, and John Marshall. Each team argues four cases for a class total of 16 different cases. Students help select the 16 cases by ranking a list of 32 cases by which they find most interesting.

Students choose roles on their team which fit their strengths including speakers, researchers, and notetakers. "Some of my students know that they can listen to and dissect an argument, so those students will take notes on a shared Google doc while other students may take on different roles for different cases," explained Conditt. "It's entirely up to the team as to how they want their dynamic to work."

Teams debate why their case holds more significance than their opponent's in a traditional debating style where one team presents an argument followed by rebuttals and counter-arguments, all timed so students must create concise arguments and responses. Students use Chromebooks and cloud computing throughout the project to research cases, create arguments, design rebuttals, and correspond with their teammates. Student teams developed challenging interrogative questions during the debates which pushed opposing teams into answering the questions with material from the cases. "I really enjoy watching students formulate questions on-the-fly," said Conditt. "This kind of project demonstrates that the students are listening and able to communicate what they're thinking."

The debates encourage creative problem-solving by teaches students how to think on their feet. "The biggest challenge is teaching the students to debate logical arguments that aren't personal," explains Conditt. "Their arguments must be based on skill and content which can feel different to many students who might not have experience with debating techniques."

Four adult volunteer judges observe the debates and select the winners for each round. Judges include school employees ranging from secretaries and athletic coaches to school administrators and even the district superintendent. The judges are given a ballot for each case, scoring the quality of the arguments presented by the teams. The winning teams advance in the tournament and argue against other teams. "There is no way we could do this project without the help and support of our building and district staff," said Conditt. "I am so thankful for the Beaver Pride!"

On Monday, May 16, 2016, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History selected Sharon Conditt as the Washington State History Teacher of the Year for 2016. The National History Teacher of the Year Award recognizes outstanding K-12 American History teachers across the country with one winner per state receiving a $1,000 prize and an archive of classroom resources.

Conditt is no stranger to receiving awards and honors, having also received the James Madison Fellowship in 2009 which included $24,000 for graduate studies and a special course held in Washington D.C. at Georgetown University. Conditt greatly values the month-long course she attended at Georgetown in 2010. "I spent hundreds of hours reading related materials including founding documents for the 13 colonies; papers on Republicanism and Democracy; all of the notes on the Constitutional Convention; and all of the Federalist and Antifederalist Papers," she remembers. "We heard the Supreme Court decide five cases, met with justices, and had a private meeting with now-Senator Majority Whip John Cornyn; it was truly the opportunity of a lifetime."

Conditt has been teaching for 16 years with 13 at Woodland Public Schools. She decided to become a teacher after growing up in West Germany during the Cold War and seeing the Berlin Wall torn down while her family lived there. "My passion for history was fueled by my experience growing up in a military family and moving often," said Conditt. "At every school, I was embraced by teachers who I believed really cared about me, my learning, and my social and emotional health; I knew from that point that I wanted to share my love of history and government while working to build confidence, academic skills, and citizenship in young people."

Conditt also finds motivation to develop new projects and coursework from watching her own students learn. "My students inspire me and they deserve the best I can give them each and every day," she explained. "I am always looking for new ideas to engage them and push their abilities so we can celebrate our strengths and overcome weaknesses both as individuals and as a class."

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Attached Media Files: Sharon Conditt was selected as the 2016 Washington State History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. , Four volunteer judges observe each round of debates and select the winners by scoring the quality of the arguments presented by the teams. , AP Government students form teams with each student holding a different role on that team including speaker, notetaker, and researcher. , Sharon Conditt designed Supreme Court case debates around College Basketball's March Madness bracket system.
Reynolds named to NSBAC Board
Ore. School Boards Assn. - 05/23/16 2:59 PM
Betty Reynolds, president-elect of the Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA), was elected May 5 by the National School Boards Action Center Board of Directors to serve on the NSBAC Board. Reynolds, a member of the West Linn-Wilsonville School Board, was also elected treasurer of NSBAC. The NSBAC election was based on Reynolds' nomination by the National School Boards Association (NSBA) Board of Directors.

The NSBAC was founded by NSBA to ensure, through legislative, legal, and public advocacy, that federal policy supports and strengthens the nation's 14,000 public school systems serving 50 million public school students.

As president-elect of OSBA, Reynolds will automatically become president in 2017. She has served on numerous statewide boards and groups, and is currently a member of an Oregon Department of Education Every Student Succeeds Act work group, and the Attorney General's Public Records Reform Task Force. She was vice president of Oregon PTA from 2013-15, is a retired state executive.

"In this era of education reform I'm thrilled to be involved in education policy at the state and national levels advocating for public education and kids," Reynolds said, "and working to close the opportunity gap so that all students can fulfill their promise."

Betsy Miller-Jones, executive director of OSBA, congratulated Reynolds on the accomplishment.

"Betty is an active voice for Oregon children, and I'm glad to see that advocacy moving to the national level," Miller-Jones said.
Officer Involved Shooting In Oregon City
Oregon City Police Dept. - 05/23/16 2:33 PM
UPDATE: Oregon City, Oregon (May 23rd, 2016 2:30 PM): The Oregon City Police Department has released the name of the suspect who was shot while resisting arrest by Oregon City Patrol Officers on Saturday, May 21st, 2016 around 1:46 pm. The suspect has been identified as 38 year old Travis Anthony Moore who lived at 210 S 2nd St, Apt B, in Oregon City.

On Saturday, May 21st, 2016 Officer David Edwins and Officer David Plummer attempted to serve an arrest warrant on 38 year old Travis Anthony Moore who lived at 210 S 2nd St, Apt B, in Oregon City. The arrest warrant was issued out of Oregon City Municipal Court for Failure to Appear on the crime of Harassment. Mr. Moore immediately began violently resisting arrest. A Taser was used on him during the altercation, but did not stop his resistance. The suspect was ultimately shot by an Oregon City Police Officer during the arrest attempt. Oregon City Officers were able to get Mr. Moore into custody and immediately began giving him first aid for a gunshot wound. There are several other factors and details surrounding the officers' use of force during this violent altercation, but those details are not being released until the investigation has been completed.

Paramedics from American Medical Response and Clackamas County Fire District 1 quickly arrived at the scene to provide additional medical treatment for the Mr. Moore. Mr. Moore was declared deceased at the scene.

Officer David Plummer is a 17 year long police veteran who has been with Oregon City Police for just under 5 years. Officer Plummer was injured during the arrest attempt. Officer Plummer was treated for his injuries and released from an area hospital. Officer David Edwins is an 11 year police veteran from the Oregon City Police Department. Both officers are on paid administrative leave pending the completion of this investigation, which is standard procedure during an officer involved is shooting.

Mr. Moore was known to suffer from mental health issues. Both Officer Edwins and Officer Plummer have received training in Crisis Intervention geared toward interacting with subjects who have mental health issues.

Mr. Moore's warrant issued out of Oregon City Municipal Court stemmed from an altercation Mr. Moore had with his next door neighbor. The investigation, Oregon City Police Case 2016-329 occurred earlier this year in January when Mr. Moore reportedly attacked his neighbor and made derogatory references about his neighbor's sexual orientation.

The Clackamas County Interagency Major Crimes Team is still investigating the events that led up to the Officer involved shooting.

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UPDATE: Oregon City, Oregon (May 21, 5:15 pm): Two video clips from the scene investigation can be viewed at this link:

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Oregon City, Oregon (May 21, 2016, 4:30 pm): On May 21, 2016 at about 1:40 pm, patrol officers from the Oregon City Police Department attempted a warrant service at a residence in the area of South 2nd St. and Tumwater Dr. in Oregon City, OR. The suspect resisted police officers attempting to serve the arrest warrant.

During the attempt to arrest, the suspect was shot. Officers reported this over the radio and additional police officers from surrounding agencies responded. The officers on scene immediately began rendering first aid to the suspect and requested paramedics respond for a gunshot wound to the suspect.

When paramedics from American Medical Response and Clackamas County Fire District 1 arrived they provided additional medical treatment for the suspect. Life Flight responded to the location, but the suspect was pronounced deceased while still at the scene.

A deputy medical examiner with the Clackamas County Medical Examiner's Office was called to the scene along with the Clackamas County Inter-Agency Major Crimes Team to investigate the incident.

The suspect's name will not be released at this time. This is to allow time for the investigation and the notifications for the next-of-kin. The suspect is a white male in his late 30's.

There were two Oregon City Police Officers involved in the initial incident. One police officer sustained minor injuries during the incident. He was treated for those minor injuries at an area hospital.

South 2nd Street between Hwy 99E and Tumwater Drive will be closed for several hours while investigators process the scene.
WPD officers arrest two on separate stolen vehicle charges (Photo)
Woodburn Police - 05/23/16 2:29 PM
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Woodburn police officers arrested two men on two separate stolen vehicle calls Saturday.

The first incident involved Raul Chacon, 31, of Woodburn stealing a relative's car near the area of Brown Street and Tulip Avenue in Woodburn. Officers responded to the location and discovered that Chacon had stolen the vehicle earlier in the day. When the vehicle was recovered, stolen paperwork was found inside linking Chacon to another stolen vehicle.

Chacon was found in possession with paperwork that were linked to other car break-ins in the Woodburn area. He was arrested and charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, theft III and a parole violation and transported to Marion County Jail.

Anyone with information or knowledge of Chacon's criminal activity is asked to call the Woodburn Police Department at 503-982-2345.

The second incident involved Benjamin Howell, 29. An observant Woodburn Premium Outlets security officer confronted Benjamin Howell who appeared to be breaking into a vehicle at the mall. Howell fled from the security officer and Woodburn police were called.

Police were able to set a perimeter at the mall as Howell was attempting to flee while running through the mall. Howell also had a parole violation warrant for his arrest. Officers were able to track down Howell after he barricaded himself in a women's restroom bathroom stall.

During the investigation it was found that the vehicle Howell was trying to break into was a vehicle he had previously stolen and had driven to the mall. Howell stated he was breaking into the vehicle because he had lost the keys to the vehicle.

Howell was arrested and charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, shoplifting, giving false information, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), criminal mischief III and a parole violation. He was transported to Marion County Jail.


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***Update*** Fatal Crash on Highway 26 North of Banks - Washington County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 05/23/16 2:00 PM
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On May 23, 2016 at about 6:44 a.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Highway 26 near milepost 49 (north of Banks).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2003 Chevrolet pickup was traveling westbound on Highway 26 when it crossed over the centerline for unknown reasons. The Chevrolet collided head-on with an eastbound 1993 Peterbilt commercial motor vehicle towing a trailer loaded with logs.

The driver of the Chevrolet, Bradley Cole VANDEHEY, age 20, of Hillsboro, was pronounced deceased on scene by emergency personnel. The driver of the truck, Raymond Michael SCOTT, age 32, of Tillamook, was injured and transported to OHSU where he was treated and released.

Contributing factors to the crash are still under investigation.

Highway 26 was closed for over six hours with an established detour. OSP was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Banks Fire Department and Washington County Sheriff's Office.

More information will be released when it is available.

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Previous Release:

Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers and emergency personnel are on scene of a two vehicle crash, on highway 26, north of Banks (milepost 49). There is one confirmed fatality.

This is a preliminary release, more information to follow pending family notifications.

The highway is closed at this time and please visit tripcheck.com for up-to-date road status.


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Update to missing man from May 23rd, 2016: Man found safe
Gresham Police Dept - 05/23/16 1:46 PM
Gresham, Ore.-Earlier on May 23rd, 2016 Gresham Police released information on a missing man with mental health issues and a previous brain injury. Joey Noble McMurry, a 45-year-old male, was located at a local health care provider and is safe. The Gresham Police Department thanks the public for helping look for him.
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Hoax Threat Prompts Evacuation of Irvington School in Northeast Portland
Portland Police Bureau - 05/23/16 1:39 PM
On Monday May 23, 2016, at 12:01 p.m., North Precinct and Youth Services Division responded to the report of a telephone bomb threat to the school.

Officers and Portland Fire & Rescue firefighters responded to the school, which conducted a full evacuation of students and staff.

Officers determined that no actual threat existed and learned that similar phone threats were made to some schools in Southwest Washington.

Hoax calls can occupy public safety resources that might otherwise be needed to respond to other, actual emergencies.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to provide it via email to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov

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WWII Medals Found (Photo)
Gladstone Police - 05/23/16 1:30 PM
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The Gladstone Police Department is asking for the public's help in returning several WWII medals that were found in a home in Gladstone.
We believe that the medals were earned by Captain Frank Wilson. It appears that the Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medals were earned for injuries he sustained while in Germany. According to the news article found with the medals, Captain Wilson's artillery unit was providing support for the U.S. Infantrymen advancing against the Siegfried line in Germany when he was injured by a hand grenade.
We know that the Captain Wilson lived in the home about 1 1/2 years ago, but his current location is unknown.
If anyone has information on how to locate Captain Wilson or his family, please contact the Gladstone Police Department so we can return the medals.


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Gresham Police Seek Help Locating Missing Gresham Man (Photo)
Gresham Police Dept - 05/23/16 10:43 AM
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Gresham, Ore.-- Gresham Police are searching for a man with mental health issues and a previous brain injury who went missing sometime between 10:00 PM on May 22nd, 2016 and 5:00 AM on May 23rd, 2016 after he left his home in the 200 block of SE Vista Ave.

Joey Noble McMurry, a 45-year-old male, left on foot sometime overnight and didn't leave any information about his destination. McMurry is described as a white male, 5-feet-7-inches tall and weighing 160 pounds with short brown hair, brown eyes and a scruffy beard. He has a large scar on his chest and was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, brown sweatpants and work boots. He has tattoos on his face, right upper arm and the web of his left hand. McMurry also has what is described as a New York accent. McMurry is not a threat to himself or others and it is unknown if he takes medication.

McMurry's friends are concerned for his welfare. If you see him, please call the non-emergency police dispatch line at 503-823-3333.


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Prevent your campfire from turning into a wildfire
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 05/23/16 10:01 AM
Sitting around a campfire is one of the special times we all enjoy, but campfires are also a major cause of wildfires. May is Wildfire Awareness Month, and Keep Oregon Green, the Oregon State Fire Marshal, and the Oregon Department of Forestry urge Oregonians to follow these basic outdoor safety tips:

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO -- Call your local forestry or fire district to learn if there are any current campfire restrictions at your recreation destination. An interactive map of Oregon's fire restrictions is available at: www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/Pages/Restrictions.aspx Tom Fields, ODF's fire prevention coordinator, said the map continues to improve and is "an excellent tool for folks to use from home or from their mobile device."
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KICK THE CAMPFIRE HABIT THIS SUMMER -- Portable camp stoves are a safer option to campfires at any time of year. Areas that prohibit campfires outside maintained campgrounds with established fire pits often will allow the use of camp stoves.
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SELECT THE RIGHT SPOT -- Where campfires are allowed, avoid building the fire near your tent, structures, vehicles, shrubs or trees, and be aware of low-hanging branches overhead. Clear the site down to mineral soil, at least five feet on all sides, and circle your campfire with rocks. Store your unused firewood a good distance from the fire.
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KEEP YOUR CAMPFIRE SMALL -- A campfire is less likely to escape control if it is kept small. A large fire may cast hot embers long distances. Add firewood in small amounts as existing material is consumed.
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ATTEND YOUR CAMPFIRE AT ALL TIMES -- A campfire left unattended for only a few minutes can grow into a costly, damaging wildfire. Staying with your campfire from start to finish until dead out is required by state law, to ensure that any escaped sparks or embers can be extinguished quickly.
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NEVER USE GASOLINE or other accelerants (flammable or combustible liquids) to start or increase your campfire. Once the fire is ignited, wait until the match is cold and then discard it in the fire.
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ALWAYS HAVE WATER AND FIRE TOOLS on site -- Have a shovel and a bucket of water nearby to extinguish any escaped embers. When you are ready to leave, drown all embers with water, stir the coals with the shovel, and drown again. Repeat until the fire is DEAD out. If it is too hot to touch, it is too hot to leave.
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Burn ONLY wood -- State regulations prohibit the open burning of any material that creates dense, toxic smoke or noxious odors.
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ESCAPED CAMPFIRES can be costly -- State law requires the proper clearing, building, attending and extinguishing of open fires any time of year. A first-time citation carries a $110 fine. But by far the biggest potential cost of having your campfire spread out of control is liability for firefighting costs. You are responsible for the expenditures on fire suppression, which can range from a few hundred to thousands of dollars.

During Wildfire Awareness Month visit the Keep Oregon Green website, www.keeporegongreen.org for other wildfire prevention tips.
Albertina Kerr Begins Project SEARCH Program with Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Airport (Photo)
Albertina Kerr - 05/23/16 9:25 AM
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PORTLAND, Ore. (May 23, 2016) -- Albertina Kerr and Embassy Suites, by Hilton at the Portland Airport, are partnering on Project SEARCH, a business-led program that allows young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to experience total immersion in the workplace. Eight to twelve individuals from Albertina Kerr are participating in the internship program for nine months with rotations in the housekeeping, banquets, sales and administrative departments.

The nationally recognized Project SEARCH model not only exposes interns to an integrated work setting, but it also teaches competitive, transferable and marketable job skills and increases independence, confidence and self-esteem. The program directly addresses the critical unemployment rates among individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, 75 percent of which do not work in their communities.

"Embassy Suites has been a wonderful partner in this program, in fact, seeking us out for this opportunity," said Erin Cochrun-Weston, Assistant Director of Day and Employment Services. "They are providing our young adults with invaluable job and life skills of a recognized business."

Although national youth transition employment outcomes range from 13 to 30 percent, Project SEARCH aims to secure competitive jobs in the community for all participants by the end of the internship period. Albertina Kerr introduced its first Project SEARCH in 2015 in partnership with Kaiser Permanente, resulting in a 73 percent successful employment rate.

"I think I've learned a lot from the interns because of their focus on the job and their positivity. They show respect for the job and they earn respect here," said Brad Bott, Embassy Suites Building Engineer. "I think a lot of businesses could learn from our experience."

Albertina Kerr is making a change in helping young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities achieve meaningful employment. To learn more about Project SEARCH, contact Steve Zeiden at 503.408.4721 or SteveZ@AlbertinaKerr.org

About Albertina Kerr
Since 1907, Albertina Kerr has strengthened Oregon families and communities. Today, we provide programs and services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges, empowering them to live richer lives. For more information about Albertina Kerr, call 503.239.8101 or visit www.albertinakerr.org

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #16-10 - Subway Robbery (Photo)
Crime Stoppers of Oregon - 05/23/16 8:00 AM
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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 man who attempted to rob a Downtown Portland Subway sandwich shop.

On May 10, 2016, at 8:40 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Subway sandwich shop located at 555 Southwest Oak Street on the report of an attempted robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to the employee who told police that the suspect approached the counter and demanded money as he implied possession of a firearm underneath his sweatshirt. The employee told police that she refused to give the suspect any money and he turned away and walked out of the shop.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, 5'8" tall, stocky build, wearing a long white t-shirt with block lettering. The employee described the suspect smelling strongly of alcoholic beverages.

Video surveillance of the robbery may be viewed at: https://youtu.be/ivdz3usOACQ

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

Information about unsolved homicides can lead to a reward of up to $2,500 cash. All other unsolved felony crimes are eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Sun. 05/22/16
Service restored for T-mobile to 9-1-1
Portland/Mult Co 9-1-1 - 05/22/16 5:04 PM
T-Mobile has corrected the issue. Service to 9-1-1 is up and running from T-Mobile devices.
Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash on Highway 99W near South Smith Loop (Photo)
Benton County Sheriff's Office - 05/22/16 4:03 PM
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Deputies from the Benton County Sheriff's Office are continuing to investigate a two-vehicle fatal motor vehicle crash involving a coupe and a station wagon, about six miles south of Corvallis. The crash resulted in the death of a 22 year old Philomath man and serious injuries to a 45 year old Veneta man.

At about 4:36 am, on Sunday, May 22, 2016, Spencer Bauer, age 22, from Philomath, Oregon, was driving southbound on Highway 99W, south of South Smith Loop Road, near milepost 92, in a 1984 Honda Civic Coupe. He crossed the center line for unknown reasons and collided head-on with a northbound 2011 Volkswagon Jetta Station Wagon driven by Travis Ewert, age 45, from Veneta, Oregon. Both vehicles came to rest in the northbound lane of Highway 99W.

The Monroe Fire Department arrived and removed Travis Ewert from the driver's seat of the Volkswagon Jetta. He was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis by an ambulance from the Corvallis Fire Department with serious injuries. Spencer Bauer was pronounced deceased at the scene and was extricated from the Honda Civic.

The Benton County Multi-Ageny Traffic Collisoin Investigation Team responded to the scene. Alcohol and speed do not seem to be factors in the crash. Deputies are continuing to investigate the crash and the public is asked to contact Detective Sergeant David Peterson at 541-766-6820 if they have any information about the crash. The Oregon Department of Transportation arrived and re-routed traffic. The highway was closed for approximately four hours.

Undersheriff Greg Ridler
Benton County Sheriff's Office


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Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office Locates Remains of Mark Johnson, Jr. - Corrected spelling
FBI - Oregon - 05/22/16 12:38 PM
Note spelling correction for victim's name. Should read "Candelaria Rhoan"

nvestigators have found the remains of Mark Kevin Johnson, Jr., in Deschutes County. FBI agents and Warm Springs Police Officers were trying to locate Johnson as part of the investigation into the violent death of his wife, Candelaria Rhoan. Warm Springs officers who were doing a welfare check on Ms. Rhoan found her body inside her Warm Springs home in the early morning hours of Thursday, May 19th.

At approximately 3 pm on Saturday, May 21, 2016, Deschutes County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a vehicle over the cliff in the Deschutes River Canyon near Lower Bridge Way (Terrebonne, OR). Deputies arrived and determined a single male occupant of the vehicle was deceased. The vehicle was located more than 100 feet down the slope below a 50-foot sheer cliff. Sheriff's Detectives responded to the scene to investigate.

Due to the nature of the terrain, Deschutes County Search and Rescue was called out to recover the body. For safety reasons, that recovery was delayed until this morning. On Sunday, May 22nd, 21 Search and Rescue volunteers and two Special Services (SAR) deputies assisted investigators with recovering the body of the deceased. The recovery involved a ropes system to raise the body to the top of the canyon.

Deschutes County Sheriff's Detectives continue to investigate the vehicle incident in cooperation with other agencies, including the FBI, Warm Springs Police Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

Both Johnson, Jr., 33, and Ms. Rhoan, age 30, were members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.
***Corrected Name*** Coos Bay Motorcyclist Killed In Highway 126 Crash - Lane County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 05/22/16 10:41 AM
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On May 21, 2016 at about 4:45PM OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and passenger vehicle on Highway 126 near milepost 26 (7 miles west of Walton).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Highway 126 when it failed to negotiate a sweeping right curve. The motorcyclist crossed the centerline and into the path of a westbound 1992 Lexus sedan where a collision occurred. The motorcyclist was thrown from his motorcycle and landed on the highway. The motorcycle traveled off the roadway where it caught fire.

The motorcyclist, Khris M SACKET, age 59, of Coos Bay, was pronounced deceased on scene by emergency personnel. The driver of the Lexus, Toby Lee GRAY, age 45, of Florence, received minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Peace Harbor Medical Center in Florence.

Highway 126 was closed for about an hour while the investigation was conducted. OSP was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation and Lane County Fire. More information will be released when it becomes available as this is an ongoing investigation.


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Fort Vancouver National Trust raises over $123,000 at the 2016 Let's Take Flight! Fundraiser for Pearson Field Education Center (Photo)
Fort Vancouver National Trust - 05/21/16 8:01 PM
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UPDATED RELEASE:
The Fort Vancouver National Trust held a fundraiser for the Pearson Field Education Center on Saturday, May 21, to benefit aviation education for youth in our community. The event raised over $123,000 from community members in attendance, in support of the non-profit aviation-based learning center.

Funds will be dedicated to the Pearson Field Education Center's STEM-based aviation education programs, which introduce students, and the public to potential careers in aviation through a curriculum steeped in the rich history of Pearson Field. Proceeds will support programs such as aviation summer camps and education resource fairs, open cockpit day events, school outreach programs, and free Open Saturdays in the learning lab.

The event was sponsored by Columbia Credit Union, NW Natural, and Neil Kelly. Motivational speaker, Jessica Cox, the first armless person to acquire a pilot's license, was keynote speaker. She remained on the premises after the event, to talk with attendees and sign her first book, Disarm your Limits.

Another event at Pearson Field Education Center, Open Cockpit Day, is next Saturday, May 28. It's a day of free aviation-related activities, and opportunities to climb into the cockpits of various aircraft. Pearson Field Education Center is located at the bottom of East Reserve Street, at 201A East Reserve Street, Vancouver WA 98661.

For more information about Pearson Field Education Center, please visit fortvan.org/AviationEducation or call Deborah Bessette at 360-992-1815.

The Pearson Field Education Center is a program of the Fort Vancouver National Trust, a 501c3 nonprofit since 1998. Pearson Field Education Center delivers experiential, aviation-based science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs for youth. It is open on Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for youth and families to enjoy free activities, such as glider building, flight simulation, and other educational aviation fun. Weeklong aviation summer camps begin June 28.

For more information about the Fort Vancouver National Trust, visit www.fortvan.org or call 360-992-1800.


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Attempted Homicide
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/21/16 5:38 PM
On 05/21/2016 at approximately 0130 hours, CCSO deputies responded to 9711 NE 115th Ct, Vancouver, Washington on a report of a shooting. Deputies arrived and discovered two shooting victims. Both victims were transported to the hospital with non life threatening injuries. Deputies took into custody, Ruben P Blancas (born in 1973). The Clark County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit investigated the incident and booked Blancas on 2 counts of Attempted Murder and 2 counts of Burglary in the 1st degree. The incident is still under investigation by the Clark County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit.
UPDATE #2: Death Investigation Underway in North Tabor Neighborhood (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/21/16 5:26 PM
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50-year-old Jorge Luis Sosa-Soler was booked into the Multnomah County Jail this afternoon by Homicide detectives on one count of Murder. He will be arraigned on Monday in Multnomah County Court.

The victim, 31-year-old Yaritza Valdez-Almaguer, died of a single stab wound.

Homicide detectives learned that the victim and suspect were in a domestic relationship and had only recently moved to the United States from Cuba.

Detectives believe that Sosa-Soler stabbed Valdez-Almaguer, then cut himself with the knife, which required hospitalization and surgery before being released to detectives.

Domestic violence is among the most frequent and serious forms of violent crime investigated by police. If you or a loved one are experiencing domestic violence or are concerned that domestic violence may be an issue, help is available.

The Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL) provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources. The PWCL 24 hour crisis line can be reached at 503-235-5333, or 1-888-235-5333.

Additional, web-based resources are available from Multnomah County's Domestic Violence Coordinator's office: http://web.multco.us/dv

The Portland Police Bureau's Domestic Violence Reduction Unit (DVRU) provides officers and detectives with specialized training in the dynamics of domestic violence. This unit also operates jointly with Multnomah County's Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team (DVERT) on "high-lethality" cases of domestic violence (those cases with warning signs associated with the most severe and life-threatening cases of domestic violence).

Information on DVRU is available at: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/35679

Finally, the City of Portland, Multnomah County and numerous other partners have joined together to create The Gateway Center. The Gateway Center attempts to limit the impact of intimate partner violence through by providing multi-cultural and survivor-centered advocacy and services. Given the complexity of domestic violence, this center provides a single-point of access to services and resources for survivors of intimate partner violence.

Information on The Gateway Center can be found at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/gatewaycenter/52837

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Detectives are continuing to investigate this incident and are calling it a homicide. The victim is a woman, believed to be in her 30s.

The man transported from the scene by ambulance with serious injuries is in his 50s and he is a person of interest in the death. Preliminary information indicates that the two people were in a domestic relationship.

Based on the investigation so far, there is nothing to indicate that the public is at risk.

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On Friday May 20, 2016, at 1:15 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 6600 block of Northeast Glisan Street on the report of an assault.

As officers were responding to the scene they learned that a witness was reporting a deceased female and an injured male at the residence.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the injured male outside the residence. He has been transported to a Portland hospital with serious injuries.

Officers checking inside the residence located a deceased female.

Based on the preliminary investigation, Homicide detectives are responding to the scene to begin an investigation.

Northeast Glisan Street is closed between approximately 62nd and 67th Avenues. Road users should utilize Halsey or Burnside as alternate routes.

Interested media should stage on Northeast Glisan Street at 62nd Avenue.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene.

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Officer Involved Shooting In Oregon City (Photo)
Oregon City Police Dept. - 05/21/16 5:15 PM
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UPDATE: Oregon City, Oregon (May 21, 5:15 pm): Two video clips from the scene investigation can be viewed at this link:

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Oregon City, Oregon (May 21, 2016, 4:30 pm): On May 21, 2016 at about 1:40 pm, patrol officers from the Oregon City Police Department attempted a warrant service at a residence in the area of South 2nd St. and Tumwater Dr. in Oregon City, OR. The suspect resisted police officers attempting to serve the arrest warrant.

During the attempt to arrest, the suspect was shot. Officers reported this over the radio and additional police officers from surrounding agencies responded. The officers on scene immediately began rendering first aid to the suspect and requested paramedics respond for a gunshot wound to the suspect.

When paramedics from American Medical Response and Clackamas County Fire District 1 arrived they provided additional medical treatment for the suspect. Life Flight responded to the location, but the suspect was pronounced deceased while still at the scene.

A deputy medical examiner with the Clackamas County Medical Examiner's Office was called to the scene along with the Clackamas County Inter-Agency Major Crimes Team to investigate the incident.

The suspect's name will not be released at this time. This is to allow time for the investigation and the notifications for the next-of-kin. The suspect is a white male in his late 30's.

There were two Oregon City Police Officers involved in the initial incident. One police officer sustained minor injuries during the incident. He was treated for those minor injuries at an area hospital.

South 2nd Street between Hwy 99E and Tumwater Drive will be closed for several hours while investigators process the scene.


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Arson Unit Investigating Small Explosion at the Foster Fred Meyer Store
Portland Police Bureau - 05/21/16 1:13 PM
On Saturday May 21, 2016, at 11:55 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Foster Fred Meyer store, located at 5253 Southeast 82nd Avenue, on the report that a small explosion occurred in one of the aisles of the store.

Officers and Portland Fire & Rescue firefighters arrived and were directed to aisle 13 where the explosion occurred among the small travel size items were on display.

There were no injuries and no major damage to the store.

The Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit (MEDU) responded and confirmed that the explosion came as a result of a small explosive device.

Arson Investigators from Portland Fire & Rescue and the Portland Police Bureau are taking over the investigation, working closely with EDU bomb techs.

The store remains open and there is no indication of any continued risk to the public.

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

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OSP Continuing Shooting Investigation - Linn County
Oregon State Police - 05/21/16 7:52 AM
On May 20, 2016 at approximately 7:10 p.m., Oregon State Police troopers and emergency personnel responded to 906 Old Salem Road in Albany after receiving a call reporting a person with a gunshot wound was at the location.

Troopers arrived and discovered an adult male who had been shot and appeared to have a non-life threatening wound. The injured person was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Oregon State Police Criminal Division detectives are continuing to investigate the incident. No arrests have been made. The Oregon State Police was assisted by members of the Linn County Sheriff's Office, Albany Police Department, Marion County Sheriff's Office, Albany Fire Department and the Linn County District Attorney's Office.

This is a preliminary release. More information will be released when it becomes available.
Man Killed In Single Vehicle Crash Near Wolf Creek - Josephine County
Oregon State Police - 05/21/16 7:45 AM
On May 20th at about 10:30PM, OSP responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Lower Wolf Creek Road in Josephine County.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 1985 Nissan pickup was traveling on Lower Wolf Creek Road when its operator, Corey Clifford Ray STEWARD, age 21 of Wolf Creek, lost control of the vehicle. The Nissan rolled four to five times before coming to rest on the south shoulder.

Wolf Creek Fire and Rescue and AMR responded to the scene and began medical treatment on STEWARD. Several people showed up at the scene and became confrontation to medical personnel prior to OSP arrival. All the subjects had left the area upon arrival of the Trooper.

While AMR was transporting STEWARD to the hospital, an unknown vehicle operating with its headlights off began to follow the ambulance. According to the ambulance crew, the vehicle began to harass the ambulance by tailgating and driving recklessly near it. As the original Trooper was on scene of the crash, OSP dispatched another Trooper to intercept the reckless driver. Prior to a Trooper being in position the suspicious vehicle turned around and the ambulance crews lost sight of it.

STEWARD was taken to Rouge Regional Medical Center where he died from his injuries. Alcohol is being considered a contributing factor to the crash. It was also learned STEWARD had a suspended Oregon driver's license. This is an ongoing investigation. More information will be released when it becomes available.
OSP Continuing Investigation After Triple Fatal Crash - Josephine County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 05/21/16 7:08 AM
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On Friday May 20th at about 7:30PM, a head-on crash occurred on O'Brien Road in Josephine County.

Preliminary information revealed a 1997 Subaru Legacy was eastbound on O'Brien Road from Highway 199 lost control on a corner and crossed the centerline (near Waldo Road). The Subaru struck an westbound Mazda Protégé head-on.

The driver of the Subaru, Tommy E DODSON, age 69, of Cave Junction was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Mazda, Michael T KENNEDY, age 62 and his passenger Tammy L BLIND, age 51 (both of O'Brien) were both pronounced deceased on scene. A dog in the Mazda was also killed.

Speed and alcohol consumption are being considered a contributing factor in the crash. Additionally it was discovered DODSON had a suspended Oregon driver's license. The roadway was closed for about 3 hours as the Troopers from the Grants Pass Office conducted their investigation. OSP was assisted by Illinois Valley Fire. This is a preliminary release. More information will be released when it becomes available.


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Cleaner caught stealing from Oregon City Residence (Photo)
Oregon City Police Dept. - 05/20/16 4:27 PM
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On May 20, 2016, at about 1000 HRS, Oregon City Police arrested 32-year-old Vancouver resident, Amanda R. Morgan, at the 11000 block of Maxwell Ct., Oregon City, OR for theft and possession of a controlled substance. Amanda Morgan works for The Cleaning Authority, a local cleaning company, and was suspected of stealing prescription medications from the Oregon City residence while she was supposed to be cleaning. With the cooperation from The Cleaning Authority and the Oregon City residents, Oregon City Police were able to capture the theft this morning using a hidden camera. Amanda Morgan was arrested leaving the residence without incident. She was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on three counts of 164.043-Theft III and three counts of 475.814 - PCS-Hydrocodone. Based on our investigation we believe there could possibly be more victims. If you have any information please contact the Oregon City Tip Line, 503- 496-1616, reference OCPD case # 16-1705.


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Centennial School District names Dr. Paul Coakley Interim Superintendent (Photo)
Centennial Sch. Dist. - 05/20/16 3:34 PM
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The Centennial School District announces the following leadership changes for the 2016-17 school year:

Paul E. Coakley, Ed.D., has been appointed as Interim Superintendent. He is currently the district's Assistant Superintendent/Director of Human Resources. He will replace Sam Breyer, who is leaving the district June 30 to become the superintendent of Multnomah Educational Service District. Coakley joined the Centennial School District July 1, 2014. Prior to that he was the Assistant Superintendent and elementary school Principal in the Rainer School District.

James Owens, current Principal at Butler Creek Elementary School will step in as Interim Assistant Superintendent/Director of Human Resources. Andrea Sande will become the Principal at Butler Creek Elementary School. She is currently Principal at Lynch Wood Elementary School.

Karen Weinert will take over as Principal at Lynch Meadows Elementary School for Christie Dudley, who is leaving for a position with the Oregon Department of Education. Weinert is the Principal at Parklane Elementary School.

The Centennial School District is in the process of hiring new principals for Lynch Wood and Parklane Elementary Schools.

Other administrative changes were announced in March. They include Angela Giuliano Hubbs as Director of Curriculum and Student Learning, Mairi Scott-Aguirre, Principal of Centennial High School and Sonia Nelson Carranza, Assistant Principal at Centennial Middle School.

The changes are effective as of July 1, 2016.

The Centennial School District bridges the cities of Portland and Gresham, and is made up of 10 schools -- a high school, middle school, seven elementary schools and an alternative school for high school students. The district serves approximately 6,300 students.


Attached Media Files: Paul E. Coakley, Ed.D.
Deputies On Scene of Commercial Vehicle Crash (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/20/16 3:24 PM
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The Sheriff's Office has determined that the commercial cement truck was negotiating a curve, struck two power poles and over turned. The truck is fully loaded and will require special equipment to remove it. In addition, power crews are on scene and will be replacing the two poles, restoring power to residents affected by the crash. PGE estimates the outage is affecting some 235 residents. The estimated outage and road closure is between 4 to 6 hours. We are asking travelers to please seek alternate routes.



Deputies are currently on scene and investigating a motor vehicle crash on River Road South. A commercial cement truck left the roadway and overturned, striking a power pole. The driver is uninjured but was trapped for several minutes until PGE could arrive and shut off the live power lines.

River Road South between Riverdale and Halls Ferry will be closed for several hours while the dump truck, power poles and down lines are removed from the roadway. Marion County Public Works is assisting with traffic control and setting a detour route. Sheriff's Office will update when the road reopens.


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Residential Burglar Steals Cremation Remains of One Victim's Mother, Wedding Ring of Another Victim's Grandmother
Portland Police Bureau - 05/20/16 2:30 PM
On May 6, 2016, at 9:30 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a burglary at a residence in the 6800 block of Southeast Woodstock Boulevard.

Officers arrived and spoke with the victims who told police that sometime during the day, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., someone broke into the home and stole several items.

One victim was missing a jar of cash, earned as tips during her job as a bartender, and her grandmother's diamond ring.

The other victim was missing an iPad mini and a small, red felt bag containing some of her mother's cremation ashes. The victim thought the suspect might have mistaken the ashes for drugs.

Officers checked the neighborhood and spoke to area residents who did not report seeing anything suspicious.

There is no suspect information in this case.

Anyone with information about the burglary or the location of the missing items should send information to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov or anonymously turn them in at any police facility, reference Portland Police Bureau Case #16-143422.

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Driver arrested in Waldport on several charges following suspicious vehicle contact
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - 05/20/16 2:24 PM
On May 19, 2016 at approximately 1:17am, Lincoln County Sheriff's Sergeant Adam Shanks located a suspicious vehicle illegally parked on NW Seafarer Court off of Highway 101 north of Waldport, Oregon. As Sergeant Shanks attempted to contact the occupants, the vehicle fled westbound into the Seafarer Court residential area.

Sergeant Shanks pursued the vehicle which drove recklessly through the neighborhood, striking and damaging private property at a residence in the 2700 Block, before coming to a stop in the middle of the roadway. A female passenger exited the vehicle and was detained, however, the driver refused to comply with verbal commands and additional units were dispatched to assist.

The Newport Police Department along with additional Sheriff's deputies responded to the scene. Negotiation attempts with the driver of the vehicle, identified as 45 year old Depoe Bay resident Sean Michael Rieschel, continued for over an hour without success. On scene deputies and officers attempted to force entry into the vehicle by breaking a rear door window to gain access. Rieschel drove away from the scene and proceeded to drive recklessly in the neighborhood before crashing his vehicle into a large stump on a vacant private lot, disabling it. The driver fled from the vehicle on foot prior to officer arrival. A search of the area for Rieschel was unsuccessful.

At approximately 9:30am, Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputy Rick Ballentine located Rieschel in front of the Baymart Store on NW Bayshore Drive and took him into custody. Rieschel was transported to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital where he was evaluated by health professionals and then lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on one count each of the following charges:

Reckless driving, Recklessly endangering another, Fail to perform duties of a driver when property is damaged, Criminal mischief II, Attempt to elude in a vehicle, Attempt to elude on foot, and Interfering with a peace officer. Rieschel's bail was set at $140,000.



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Adam Shanks, Sergeant
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Patrol Division
225 W. Olive Street
Newport, Oregon 97365
ashanks@co.lincoln.or.us
(541) 265-0683Office
Coffee Creek Correctional Facility to sponsor career fair (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 05/20/16 2:12 PM
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Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF) in Wilsonville will be hosting a career fair on Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CCCF is currently recruiting for a variety of career opportunities.

Professionals in security, food service, physical plant, counseling, mental and medical health, and administrative support will be available to discuss the qualifications and skills needed for these areas of interest. Attendees may also receive assistance with applications, register for testing, and take tours of the facility.

Those wishing to attend will need to bring valid photo identification. Attendees may not wear blue denim, camouflage, or suggestive clothing. Cell phones and cell phone connectable watches cannot be taken inside the facility.

CCCF is located at 24499 SW Grahams Ferry Road in Wilsonville. For information about the career fair call (503) 570-6412.

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, auto CAD, 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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Attached Media Files: Coffee Creek Correctional Facility
Lou Savage to lead Oregon Workers' Compensation Division
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 05/20/16 1:42 PM
(Salem) -- Lou Savage is the new administrator for the Workers' Compensation Division, Department of Consumer and Business Services Director Patrick Allen announced today.

Savage replaces long-time administrator John Shilts, who retired in December 2015.

The division oversees the workers' compensation system, to ensure injured workers receive the benefits they need to recover while keeping costs low for employers.

Savage recently returned to Oregon after spending two and a half years providing consulting and training on law reform issues to attorneys in North Africa and the Middle East. A member of the Oregon State Bar, he has spent his career working on consumer and business issues in the nonprofit, private, and public sectors. He served as Oregon insurance commissioner from 2012 to 2013 and directed DCBS' legislative activity as senior policy advisor from 2003 to 2012. Before joining the state, Savage served as director of Multnomah County Legal Aid and state director for Oregon Congressman Ron Wyden's office. He also spent 10 years in private law practice.

"We are thrilled to have Lou back at DCBS in this important role," Allen said. "His depth of experience in worker and business issues and strong ability to bring people together and build consensus will help our workers' compensation system continue its history of success and innovation."

Oregon employers pay, on average, the eighth lowest workers' compensation premium rates in the nation. Rates have stayed low while the average benefits paid to or on behalf of workers have increased.

Savage has a law degree from Lewis & Clark College and a bachelor's degree from the University of Oregon.

"I am looking forward to working closely with workers, businesses, and other stakeholders to build on Oregon's workers' compensation success story and address the emerging needs of Oregon's changing workplaces," Savage said.

Savage's appointment is effective immediately. He has been serving as acting administrator since January.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, visit dcbs.oregon.gov.
VA Veterans Town Hall & Claims Clinic - 26 May in Portland and at 6 clinics (Photo)
VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) - 05/20/16 1:41 PM
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Veterans, family members, interested community members, and members of the media are invited to join Portland area VA leaders and staff for a VETERANS TOWN HALL and Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Claims Clinic on Thursday, May 26, at the Portland VA Medical Center auditorium. The address is 3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Rd., Portland, OR 97239 on the 2nd floor in building 100.

A Claims Clinic starts at 4 p.m. with both VBA and VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) staff who can answer specific Veteran questions and address issues about benefits or health care. The Veterans Town Hall runs from 5 -- 6:30 p.m. and is co-hosted by VAPORHCS & VBA Portland Regional Office Directors.

Veterans can also attend the 5 p.m. VETERANS TOWN HALL by video teleconference at the Bend, Salem, N. Coast, West Linn, Hillsboro, The Dalles CBOCs. The clinic locations can be found on the VAPORHCS Web site at http://www.portland.va.gov/locations/index.asp.

Contact the Public Affairs Office with any questions at (503) 402-2975 or by email at VHAPOR-PublicAffairs@med.va.gov


Attached Media Files: VAPORHCS Logo , VA Town Hall
Pick-Up truck strikes house and cars in Battle Ground (Photo)
City of Battle Ground - 05/20/16 1:39 PM
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The Battle Ground Police Department and Clark County Fire District 3 responded to an incident this morning involving a pick-up truck that struck several objects along NW 9th St. in Battle Ground.

Just before 10 am, a resident located in the 100 block of NW 9th St called 9-1-1 to report a pick-up truck had pulled into the home's driveway, struck its garage door and drove away. Additional callers to 9-1-1 reported seeing a pick-up truck hit a pole on NW 9th St. and finally, several cars in the staff parking lot/bus turn-around area between Chief Umtuch Middle and Captain Strong Primary Schools located at 700 NW 9th St.

When police and fire personnel arrived at the scene in the school parking lot, they found the pick-up truck with a woman inside. Damage to the truck was such that fire personnel needed to cut the vehicle open to remove the woman. She was then transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

Fortunately, there were no other injuries reported. There was damage to a residential garage door and 6 cars that were parked in the school's parking lot.

Janet M. Williams, DOB 07-10-1942, of Battle Ground, has been identified as the driver of the truck. Battle Ground Police Department is conducting a full investigation into the incident.


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Bike thief caught stealing from front porch
Oregon City Police Dept. - 05/20/16 1:13 PM
On May 20, 2016, at about 0218 HRS, an unidentified male suspect walked onto the porch of a residence on the 1000 block of 11th St, Oregon City, OR and stole a bicycle from the porch. The victim's surveillance camera caught the suspect stealing the $1,500 bicycle. Oregon City Police are seeking assistance with locating the bicycle and identifying the suspect. If you have any information regarding the bicycle or the suspect please contact the Oregon City Tip Line, 503- 496-1616, reference OCPD case # 16-1704.

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2016 K9 Trials Announcement (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/20/16 12:17 PM
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K9 Chase Defends "Top Dog" Title at the 11th Annual K9 Trials

On June 4, 2016, the public is invited to watch the 11th Annual Washington County Sheriff's Office and Police K9 Trials. Brian MacMillan from KPTV Fox 12 is scheduled to emcee this event. The event is from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Hillsboro Stadium (4450 NW 229th Ave, Hillsboro) and is free to the public. Beginning at 11:00 a.m., K9 teams will compete in the following events:

?,? Area Searches for Suspects and Evidence
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?,? Handler (Officer) Protection

K9 Teams competing this year are from: Washington, Clatsop and Multnomah County Sheriff's Offices, Sherwood, Beaverton, Hillsboro and Springfield Police Departments and Portland Police Bureau.

Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three dogs in each event, with the Top Dog designation awarded to the dog with the overall fastest time in all six events. Washington County Sheriff Deputy Zaugg and K9 Chase will be defending their 2015 Top Dog title.

The event also features a Safety Fair that includes bicycle safety, dog safety and emergency vehicle display. Safety fair participants are: Washington County Sheriff's Office special teams, Washington County Sheriff's Office Foundation, Hillsboro Fire Department, Hillsboro Police Department, Tigard Police Department, United States Coast Guard Lifeflight, Metro West Ambulance and Washington County Land Use and Transportation.

Sponsors include Krav Maga Global NorthWest, Bethany Family Pet Clinic, Impact Signs Company, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Dove Lewis Emergency Hospital, Pet Barn and Unleashed by Petco.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase, please leave your pets at home. Attendees are encouraged to bring bags or cans of premium dog or cat food that will be donated to Bonnie L. Hays Animal Shelter in Hillsboro.

More about the Washington County Sheriff's Office K9 Unit:

The Washington County Sheriff's Office K9 Unit responds to approximately 500 incidents each year. To help ensure a high rate of success and longevity, new canines are specially bred and trained. Each handler and dog must complete a minimum of 400 hours of training and pass the Oregon Police Canine Association Standards prior to being deployed. Like all Sheriff's Office K9 teams, these dogs will live with the deputy and their family when not at work. The K9 Unit participates in public demonstrations every year, for more information please call 503-846-2700.


Attached Media Files: Trials Flier , PDF Announcement , Photo of K9 Chase
Salem Health can provide cost estimates within three days
Salem Health - 05/20/16 12:06 PM
Salem Health can provide a cost estimate for hospital services for a scheduled procedure within three business days. Community members interested in learning the potential costs for services provided at Salem Health can call 503-581-1747. For services provided through Salem Health's West Valley locations the number to call for estimates is 503-581-7537. Once the caller has provided all the relevant information, staff in the billing and financial assistance office will work to provide them this good faith estimate.

This service helps uninsured or out-of-network patients to understand their potential costs for services provided at the hospital. Most insured patients, however, will find more useful information on costs by contacting their insurer, who can provide specific estimates based on their particular plan.

"We at Salem Health are committed to providing our community with the best service possible, from the highest quality medical care, to the best understanding of what hospital services might cost," said Cheryl Wolfe, president and chief executive officer. "We believe that by pledging to turn an estimate around in three business days, we are helping our potential patients with useful information in a timely manner."

"Kudos to Salem Health for enacting this patient-friendly policy," said Philip Schmidt, associate vice president for public affairs at the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems. "Oregon's hospital community is deeply committed to a top-notch patient experience. By providing useful cost estimates in advance, Salem Health is continuing to fulfill that commitment."

Salem Health reminds patients that the best way to make informed health care decisions is still in consultation with their medical professional team. For a complete understanding of out-of-pocket expenses, those with insurance should consult with their insurer.


Salem Health -- an OHSU Partner -- offers exceptional care to people in and around Oregon's mid-Willamette Valley. It is comprised of hospitals in Salem and Dallas, a medical group of primary and specialty care providers, plus other affiliated services. For the second consecutive year, the hospital in Salem received the prestigious 2016 Truven Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals -- placing it among the nation's highest performing hospitals. Visit us at www.salemhealth.org; "Like" us on www.facebook.com/salemhealth; follow us on Twitter: @salemhealth; and view us at www.youtube.com/salemhealth.
Monitoring shows metals above air quality targets near Precision Castparts
Oregon Health Authority - 05/20/16 12:04 PM
EDITORS: Brian Boling, DEQ laboratory program manager, and David Farrer, OHA toxicologist, are available today between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to discuss air monitoring results. Contact their agencies' communications staffers to set up an interview.

May 20, 2016

Media contacts:
Jennifer Flynt, DEQ, 503-730-5924, flynt.jennifer@deq.state.or.us
Jonathan Modie, OHA, 971-246-9139, PHD.Communications@state.or.us

Monitoring shows metals above air quality targets near Precision Castparts
Agencies find nickel, hexavalent chromium, arsenic above health-based goals

The first set of data from an air monitor placed near industrial manufacturer Precision Castparts Corp. in southeast Portland show levels of heavy metals nickel, hexavalent chromium and arsenic above health-protective air quality goals.

The data is the first of 35-day monitoring results from one of three monitors the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality set up at Southeast 45th Avenue and Southeast Harney Drive, just northwest of Precision Castparts. The data show arsenic levels were more than four times above the health-based target--ambient benchmark concentration--for the metal, although still within what's found in urban environments (urban background) for the area, while nickel was almost two times above target, and hexavalent chromium was just over one time above target.

Though the levels of the metals are above health-based target concentrations, they are below Oregon 24-hour screening levels, so there is no indication of an immediate public health threat, according to a toxicologist at the Oregon Health Authority. They also do not indicate the need for any special precautions on the part of residents in the area.

Oregon 24-hour screening levels, short-term concentrations below which immediate health effects are not expected to occur, are 200 ng/m3 for nickel, 36 ng/m3 for arsenic and 36 ng/m3 for hexavalent chromium. Comparison values for metals in air are at: http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/TrackingAssessment/EnvironmentalHealthAssessment/Documents/metals/comparison-values-metals-in-air.pdf.

The following table link lists the 35-day average concentrations compared with what's expected in urban environments (urban background), and the health-based target (ambient benchmark); data are listed in nanograms per cubic meter, or ng/m3:

Table: http://1.usa.gov/1U5t15R

The company has informed DEQ that as of May 16 it has installed additional pollution control devices, including four HEPA filters and one baghouse. These supplement the existing 32 baghouses and two HEPA filters. The data being reported today is for between March 30 and May 4.

The data from two additional monitors placed near Precision Castparts will be available in mid-June. Air monitoring is continuing daily, and the devices are operated 24 hours a day. Data that is complete will continue to be released as it is available.

An interagency group that includes DEQ and Oregon Health Authority is releasing today's data as part of the Cleaner Air Oregon initiative to align industrial air toxics regulations with human health. More information about Cleaner Air Oregon can be found at http://CleanerAir.Oregon.gov.
Operation Chill: Free Slurpee for Kids Exhibiting Good Behavior (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/20/16 12:00 PM
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Each year, 7-Eleven, Inc. helps thousands of local police officers recognize the good guys, specifically the young ones. For the 21st year, 7-Eleven is partnering with law enforcement agencies across the country to distribute free Slurpee drink coupons through Operation Chill, its popular community-service program.

Portland Police Bureau officers have free Slurpee coupons available for a limited time for young people exhibiting good behavior and who have a conversation with a police officer.

Operation Chill was developed by 7-Eleven to positively reward and encourage good behavior by kids. Since the program's inception in 1995, more than 15 million Operation Chill coupons have been distributed to hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the country in areas where 7-Eleven operates stores.

Operation Chill began in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to give law enforcement officers a positive reason to interact with children and teens and expanded to cities across the country.

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Agencies Release Study of 'West-Wide' Energy Corridors
Bureau of Land Management Oregon & Washington - 05/20/16 11:48 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) today released a study that provides a foundation for upcoming regional reviews of energy corridors on western public lands to assess the need for revisions and provide greater public input regarding areas that may be well suited for transmission siting. The regional reviews will begin with priority corridors in southern California, southern Nevada and western Arizona, and provide more opportunities for collaboration with the public and Federal, Tribal, state and local governmental stakeholders.

The study examines whether the energy corridors established under Section 368(a) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 are achieving their purpose to promote environmentally responsible corridor-siting decisions and to reduce the proliferation of dispersed rights-of-way crossing Federal lands. With the aim of encouraging more efficient and effective use of the corridors, the study establishes baseline data and presents opportunities and challenges for further consideration during the periodic regional reviews that BLM and USFS will conduct.

The corridors address a national concern by fostering long-term, systematic planning for energy transport development in the West; providing industry with a coordinated and consistent interagency permitting process; and establishing practicable measures to avoid or minimize environmental harm from future development within the corridors. Section 368(a) directed several federal agencies to designate corridors on federal lands in the 11 contiguous western states to provide linear pathways for siting oil, gas and hydrogen pipelines and high voltage transmission and distribution facilities. The contiguous states are Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

The BLM, USFS, and DOE, among others, undertook an unprecedented landscape scale effort, including a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, starting in 2006 and completed in 2009, that designated nearly 6,000 miles of corridors, issuing two Records of Decisions and associated land use plan amendments

As required by a 2012 Settlement Agreement that resolved litigation about the corridors identified, the BLM, USFS and DOE established an interagency Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explain how the agencies will review the Section 368 (a) corridors on a regional basis. The MOU, signed in June 2013, describes the interagency process for conducting the reviews, the types of information and data to be considered, and the process for incorporating resulting recommendations in BLM and USFS land use plans.

The full-text of the corridor study is available online at:
http://corridoreis.anl.gov

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.


Attached Media Files: Agencies Release Study of ‘West-Wide’ Energy Corridors
Hockinson School District Regular Board Meeting
Hockinson Sch. Dist. - 05/20/16 11:03 AM
The Hockinson School District will hold a Regular Board Meeting on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. It will be held in the Middle School library located at 15916 NE 182nd Ave.; Brush Prairie, WA 98606
DPSST Fire Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled
Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 05/20/16 10:43 AM
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
STANDARDS AND TRAINING
4190 Aumsville Hwy SE
Salem, OR 97317
Contact: Kristina Follis Mwepu
(503) 378-2431

Notice of Regular Meeting
The Fire Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting on, May 25, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. in the Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety Academy located at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above.

Dial-in number: 888-273-3658 and Participant code: 4711910
If you dial-in for the meeting, please mute your phone unless you are addressing the group. Doing so will enable you to hear the meeting more effectively.


Agenda Items:
1. Minutes
Approve August 26, 2015 meeting minutes

2. OAR 259-009-0087- Proposed Rule: Accreditation of Fire Service Agency Training Programs
Presented by Julie Olsen-Fink

3. Draft R-1 Form
Presented by Julie Olsen-Fink

4. OAR 259-009-0070- Proposed Rule Change: Updates rule language to provide clarification
Presented by Jennifer Howald

5. OAR 259-009-0010, 259-009-0059, 259-009-0062- Proposed Rule Change: Personnel/Agency Form
Presented by Jennifer Howald

6. Colby McCormick #F08057- Fire Certifications
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

7. Jamus Quintana #F28458- NFPA Fire Fighter I Certification, Eligibility Determination
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

8. Robert Norris #F25799- NFPA Fire Fighter 1, Fire Fighter Type 2, and NFPA Apparatus
Drive/Operator Certifications, Eligibility Determination
Presented by Kristen Hibberds



9. Aaron Bentley #F22508- NFPA Driver and NFPA Fire Fighter 1
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

10. Mark James Burns- Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial Wall Nomination
Presented by Eriks Gabliks

11. Next scheduled FPC meeting -- August 24, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
Oregon Virtual Academy
Oregon Virtual Academy - 05/20/16 10:31 AM
Notice of The Charter Renewal Sub-Committee Meeting May 26, 2016 5:30pm
Oregon Virtual Academy
Oregon Virtual Academy - 05/20/16 10:26 AM
Notice of The Budget Sub-Committee Meeting May 26, 2016 6:30pm
2016 Rose Festival Princesses Enter Their Final Judged Event
Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation - 05/20/16 10:25 AM
After weeks of "Excessive Celebration" the 15 princess of the Rose Festival will have their final judged event prior to Queen selection.

"Excessive Celebration" is the theme of the Rose Festival this year. As part of the festival, the Greater Portland Area Lions Clubs sponsors this luncheon and Q&A session. The princesses, representing local area high schools and communities, will be asked several questions and must give their impromptu answers in front of judges and business leaders. Immediately following the luncheon, judges meet in a closed door session and decide on the 2016 Queen of Rosaria.

The selection and coronation will be announced just before the Grand Floral Parade, Saturday morning June 11th.

Event is: Thursday, June 2nd from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, at the Doubletree Hotel - Lloyd Center, 1000 N.E. Multnomah, Portland. Luncheon is open to the public. Media is welcomed. Please let us know in advance to help make photo/interview arrangements.

Schools & Princesses in order of selection:
St. Mary's Academy - Emily Jayne
Grant High School - Olivia Wolfe
Roosevelt High School - Katie Johnston
Central Catholic High School - Mariella Fischer
Parkrose High School - Melissa Ibrahim
David Douglas High School - Stephanie Vo
Jefferson High School - Bryana Hanks
Franklin High School - Abby Freimark
Cleveland High School - Kaytlin Gaines
Lincoln High School - Helena Raposo
Madison High School - Abigail Reyes-Santiago
Metro West/ Westview High School - Arianna Webb
Metro East / Centennial High School - Grace Ramstad
Wilson High School - Estee Emlen
Benson Polytechnic High School - Cynthia Aguilar-Arizmendi

The luncheon is $35.00 per person or a table of 8 $280.00. Tickets are available in advance until May 26th. For tickets contact Diana Richardson, 503-246-5696
Beaverton BOLD Program Welcomes Congresswoman Bonamici (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 05/20/16 10:08 AM
The Beaverton Organizing and Leadership Development (BOLD) program will welcome Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) at the final BOLD training this year on Saturday, May 21. The BOLD program is designed to help immigrants, refugees, and communities of
The Beaverton Organizing and Leadership Development (BOLD) program will welcome Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) at the final BOLD training this year on Saturday, May 21. The BOLD program is designed to help immigrants, refugees, and communities of
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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The City of Beaverton's Beaverton Organizing and Leadership Development (BOLD) program will welcome a visit this Saturday from U.S. Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01). The final training of this year's BOLD program will take place on Saturday, May 21, at The Beaverton Building, 12725 SW Millikan Way. Participants will kick off a full day of workshops with Bonamici's visit.


Congresswoman Bonamici's visit highlights the significance of the program and the work that Beaverton is doing to engage and support immigrants, refugees, and communities of color.


"Beaverton is a leader in encouraging civic engagement and leadership among immigrants, refugees, and people of color," said Congresswoman Bonamici. "Diversity and our acceptance of people from around the world make our communities strong and vibrant. The graduates of the BOLD program will invest their hard work, talents, and ideas in our community, and we will all benefit from having people in leadership roles who can speak from experience about the needs of communities of color, immigrants, and refugees."


BOLD is held each spring and is specifically designed for immigrants, refugees and people of color to learn leadership development skills and civic engagement. The program exposes participants to the fundamentals of community leadership, cross-cultural organizing, the structure of local government, and ways to get involved. Participants of the program have the opportunity to meet the mayor and city councilors during the program, and this year will have the added bonus of meeting a federal elected official.


"We're very proud to invest in our community through the BOLD program," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "Representative Bonamici's visit is an important highlight for participants and a message that word of the program's successes is spreading."


Many graduates of the BOLD program have gone on to serve on city boards and in other leadership positions in the community, as well as act as ambassadors to their communities. The program is a successful partnership between the city of Beaverton and the local nonprofit Unite Oregon, formerly known as the Center for Intercultural Organizing.


For more information about BOLD, contact Alexis Ball, equity outreach coordinator at 503-526-2503 or aball@BeavertonOregon.gov.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as one of the safest cities in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press with cities more than 75,000). 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 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 Silver 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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UPDATE: Sheriff's Office, Molalla Fire respond to house fire w/ two fatalities on Leabo Rd; Victim Names (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/20/16 9:14 AM
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Family notifications have been completed in the double fatality fire on Leabo Road. The fatalities are identified as:

Ross, Philip Halord 11-9-27

McGraw, Joshua Daniel 8-3-89

The cause of death in both cases is believed to be a combination of factors associated with the fire. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the origin of the fire.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016, 10:30 a.m.)

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office detectives responded to the fire scene -- and have now turned the fire-scene investigation over to the Oregon State Fire Marshal and Molalla Fire.

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EARLIER (Thursday, May 19, 2016, 9:12 a.m.)

This morning (Thursday, May 19, 2016), Molalla Fire personnel and Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a house fire with two fatalities on the 13800 block of S. Leabo Rd. in Molalla.

Information is still developing on the fire. Updates to come.

Media staging area is the Molalla RFPD Fire Station 85 at S. Sawtell Rd. and S. Hibbard Rd. in Molalla. Map to location: https://goo.gl/maps/SMajGcRSCsM2

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REMINDER TO MEDIA -- PAGER DISCONTINUED: We have discontinued our Public Information Unit pager. All media outlets needing to contact our PIO can now send an email to SheriffPIO@clackamas.us


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County advisory group to state forestry will meet May 26, testimony for Board of Forestry on agenda
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 05/20/16 9:04 AM
A group of county commissioners representing Oregon counties where state forestlands are located will meet May 26 in Salem.

Items on the Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee agenda include an overview of the agenda for the June 8, 2016 Board of Forestry meeting and discussion on drafting testimony related to proposed policy option packages and a Gilchrist State Forest land exchange proposal.

Commissioners will meet via conference call from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and members of the public can attend in person in the Santiam Room, Building D at the Oregon Department of Forestry campus, 2600 State St., in Salem. An opportunity for public comment will be provided and recorded audio will be available following 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 role related to forestland managed by ODF. This collaborative relationship between county governments and ODF has existed since 1986.

The FTLAC is made up of seven members representing the 15 counties that have state forestland within their county boundaries. The counties include: Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Douglas, Josephine, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk, Tillamook and Washington.

Learn more about the FTLAC and ongoing collaboration facilitated by the state:
http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/FTLAC.aspx

Learn more about ODF's $54.9 million annual contribution in 2015 to county governments and other state forest management accomplishments:
http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Documents/WorkingForests/2015CFTLCAnnualReport.pdf

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Centennial School District Governing Board Meeting Notice for May 25, 2016
Centennial Sch. Dist. - 05/20/16 8:56 AM
The Centennial School District Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at 7:00 pm in the district office board room. Reports to be presented at this meeting include: the Lynch View Elementary School Building Report, the Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Report, the Recruiting and Retention Report, and the Superintendent's Report.

Along with confirming en masse various confirmation items, the Board will consider the following board action items:
7.2.1 - Consider Revised Policy BBFA - Board Member Ethics and Conflicts of Interest;
7.2.2 - Consider Revised Policy BBFB - Board Member Ethics and Nepotism;
7.2.3 - Consider Revised Policy BFD - Board Policy Implementation; and
7.2.4 - Consider Revised Policy KL - Public Complaints.

The complete board packet for this meeting is available on the School Board page of the Centennial School District website (www.csd28j.org).
Deceased Baby Investigation Remains Unsolved After Three Years - Crime Stoppers Featured Case #13-13 (Photo)
Crime Stoppers of Oregon - 05/20/16 8:00 AM
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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in determining how a deceased newborn baby ended up in a recycling center three years ago.

The investigation started on Tuesday May 28, 2013, at 8:33 a.m., when North Precinct officers responded to EFI Recycling, located at 4325 North Commerce Street, on the report that a person discovered human remains among recycling items.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on the body of a full-term (or nearly full-term) African American or mixed-race baby girl with the umbilical cord still attached. Based on the autopsy results, detectives believe that the baby was born within a few days of the discovery.

EFI Recycling cooperated with detectives to determine how the baby ended up at the recycling center but no solid leads developed through the investigation. Homicide detectives received numerous tips about the case but none of them have led to the identification of the baby's mother or how the baby came to be at the recycling center.

Detectives want to hear from anyone with information about this case. The mother of the baby may need or have sought medical attention shortly after the birth.

In 2013, detectives released a photo of the baby's hand and foot prints as part the plea for information.

Oregon has a "safe haven" law that allows for parents to anonymously leave a child at an authorized facility. To learn more about the law, please visit http://safehaven.tv/states/oregon/Oregon_Safe_Haven_Law.pdf

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

Information about unsolved homicides can lead to a reward of up to $2,500 cash. All other unsolved felony crimes are eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Pedestrian Safety Detail
Beaverton Police Dept. - 05/20/16 7:42 AM
The Beaverton Police Department will be conducting a Pedestrian Safety Detail on Monday, May 23, 2016 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. and it will be conducted at the intersection of SW 4th St. and SW Watson Ave.

This detail will focus on vehicles failing to stop and remain stopped for pedestrians in a crosswalk. Motorists are reminded it's your lane plus six feet. Stop for the pedestrian, who must clear the lane you're turning into and at least 6 feet of the next lane, before you proceed.

The primary focus of this detail is to raise pedestrian safety awareness. Through the use of a decoy pedestrian, the Beaverton Police Department hopes to raise the awareness of drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of pedestrian right of way laws. Pedestrians are also reminded to wear bright colors and pay attention to the traffic flow when preparing to cross the road. Pedestrians are also required to obey any traffic control device that directs the pedestrian's movement.

In our continued effort to provide options other than the standard citation, drivers receiving citations are given the option of taking a crosswalk diversion program hosted by the Beaverton Police Department.

Please see the YouTube link below to watch an informational video on crosswalk safety. https://youtu.be/KzexhlX73W8
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UPDATE w/ B-ROLL LINK -- 'CLIFF' FINDS NEW HOME: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office rescues dog from cliff on Clackamas River; seeking public's help to find dog's owner (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/19/16 5:41 PM
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UPDATE (Thursday, May 19, 2016) -- 'CLIFF' FINDS NEW HOME

Today (Thursday, May 19, 2016), the dog rescued from a cliff on May 8 by our Marine Unit found a new home.

The dog -- appropriately named "Cliff" by employees at Clackamas County Dog Services -- was picked up by his new owners today.

After searching for any current owner for Cliff, Clackamas County Dog Services put him up for adoption. He quickly found a new home thanks to Mikayla and Reggie, who kindly let us film the pickup and interview them on Facebook Live here (apologies for the sound issue, but video is usable):

https://www.facebook.com/385638251522068/videos/vb.385638251522068/1015525725199981/?type=2&theater

A few seconds of additional B-roll of Cliff during the pickup can be found here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/lurhco320q3t97x/2016-05-19%20Cliff%20B-roll.mp4?dl=0

Photos of Cliff and his new owners are attached. We're delighted this story has a happy ending.

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EARLIER (May 8, 2016) -- Clackamas County Sheriff's Office rescues dog from cliff on Clackamas River; seeking public's help to find dog's owner

At about 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office was notified of a dog in distress and stuck on a cliff on the Clackamas River, about one mile downriver from Barton Park.

A passing rafter on the river located the dog and called 911 -- stating the dog was about 30 feet down on a 100-foot-tall cliff.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol launched their boat at Carver Park and drove upriver, where they located the dog.

The dog had somehow managed to get stuck on the steep cliff, and was unable to climb back up or climb down.

Sheriff's Office deputies had to climb the very steep and slippery embankment to rescue the dog. The Sheriff's Office was then able bring the dog safely down to the river's edge, where they were able to load it onto the boat and bring it safely to the boat launch.

The Sheriff's Office attempted to locate the owner of the dog -- without success -- by checking with numerous residents along SE. Hwy 224 between the town of Carver and Barton Park.

The Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help to find the dog's rightful owner.

The dog is described as an older male, large build, possibly a Rottweiler and Blue Heeler mix with no collar. Photos of the dog are attached.

The dog was transported to the Clackamas County Dog Shelter.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Clackamas County Dog Services are seeking the public's help. If you know the dog or know the owners please have them contact Clackamas County Dog Services at 503-655-8628 or the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office at 503-785-5000.

Please refer to CCSO Case # 16-12413.

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REMINDER TO MEDIA -- PAGER DISCONTINUED: We have discontinued our Public Information Unit pager. All media outlets needing to contact our PIO can now send an email to SheriffPIO@clackamas.us


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Monday, May 23, 2016, Regular Board Business Meeting Agenda & Retiree Social
Parkrose Sch. Dist. - 05/19/16 4:50 PM
The Parkrose Board of Education of School District No. 3, Multnomah County, Oregon, will convene in a Regular Board Business Meeting on Monday, May 23, 2016 in the Boardroom at the Parkrose District Office located at 10636 NE Prescott Street, Portland, Oregon at the hour of 6:30p.m. The Board will recognize several outstanding individuals. Receive reports from the Associated Student Body, Superintendent's Office, School Improvement, Technology, Human Resources, Students Services and the Business Office. Take action on Consent Agenda and the Superintendent's contract. They will also report on their Board Business and be available to hear Citizen Comments twice during the Business Meeting. The agenda is posted on the Parkrose School District Website at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1000205.
Please also join us for the annual Retiree Social & Recognition 5:30p.m.-6:30p.m in the Boardroom!
Verdict Rendered in the 2014 Shooting of a Klamath County Deputy
Oregon State Police - 05/19/16 4:45 PM
On August 27, 2014, Klamath County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Weber was shot multiple times while conducting a traffic stop in Klamath Falls. The Klamath County Major Crime Team was activated to investigate the shooting. The following day, William Jack PARKERSON, age 31, from Klamath Falls, was taken into custody for shooting Deputy Weber.

The trial began on May 10, 2016 and concluded on May 18, 2016. The jury deliberated for approximately 30 minutes before returning with a guilty verdict. PARKERSON was convicted of Attempted Aggravated Murder and Assault 1.

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Gladstone Announces New Police Chief
Gladstone Police - 05/19/16 4:42 PM
The City of Gladstone, Oregon is proud to announce the permanent appointment of Jeff Jolley as Chief of Police. Jolley has been with the Gladstone Police Department since September of 2012 and held the positions of Sergeant and Lieutenant before being named Interim Police Chief in April of 2015. He is also a member of the Gladstone/Oak Grove Rotary.
Prior to Gladstone, Jolley was a member of the Bountiful, Utah Police Department for 22 years and promoted through the ranks to the position of Sergeant/Watch Commander. He is an experienced firearms instructor, SWAT team member, and school resource officer. Jolley also served as a military police officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve from 2002-2013 and was deployed overseas twice. Jolley holds a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia College, a Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Management from the University of Utah, and is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
"Sometimes the best candidate is right in front of you," said Gladstone City Administrator Eric Swanson. "In addition to his impressive experience and credentials, Jeff is well regarded and respected by Gladstone police officers and neighboring law enforcement agencies, and has built positive relationships with other City departments and community stakeholders."
Jolley will be formally sworn in as Chief of Police at the Gladstone City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 14th.


Attached Media Files: Gladstone Police Chief Jeff Jolley
Shooting Investigation Ongoing in Grants Pass - Josephine County
Oregon State Police - 05/19/16 3:23 PM
On May 18, 2016 at approximately 9:18 a.m., the Josephine County Sheriff's office responded to 1081 Palomino Drive, Grants Pass, in response to a 911 caller reporting there had been a shooting at that location.

Deputies arrived and discovered an adult male had been shot and appeared to have a non-life threatening wound. After calling for medical assistance for the injured adult male and securing the scene, the Sheriff's Office requested assistance from Oregon State Police (OSP) Major Crime detectives. The adult male was subsequently treated and released at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass.

OSP detectives arrived and investigated throughout the day. No arrests have been made and the investigation in ongoing.

The agencies involved in this investigation are the Josephine County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Police, and Josephine County District Attorney's Office.

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Battle Ground Public Schools announces administrative changes (Photo)
Battle Ground Sch. Dist. - 05/19/16 3:18 PM
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Battle Ground Public Schools announces several administrative changes for the 2016-17 school year, including principals, assistant principals and directors. The administrators will begin their new positions July 1.

Principals
Brian Amundson is taking over as principal at Tukes Valley Middle School for Diana Harris, who is retiring. Amundson is currently the dean of students at Jemtegaard Middle School in Washougal, where he has served since 2013. Before that he was a social studies and history teacher at Washougal High School. Amundson has a master of science in education degree from Walden University and a bachelor of arts degree from Central Washington University.

Matt Kauffman will take the helm of Daybreak Primary School replacing Jill Dutchess, who is retiring. Kauffman has been the assistant principal of Yacolt Primary since 2014. Before that he was a reading intervention specialist at Anderson Elementary School and a first and third grade teacher at Washington and Chinook elementary schools in Vancouver. He has a master of education degree and a bachelor of science in social science from Portland State University.

Angela Knight is transferring to Captain Strong Primary School, where she will take over the principal position from Michael Michaud, who is going to Pleasant Valley Primary. Knight has been the assistant principal of Tukes Valley Primary since 2013. Prior to that she was a instructional coach at Hearthwood Elementary and a first grade teacher at Orchards Elementary, both in the Evergreen Public Schools district. Knight has a masters in education from Washington State University and a bachelor of arts degree from Central Washington University.

Assistant Principals
Jason Castro will be the athletic director and assistant principal at Prairie High School. He is replacing Andy Schoonover, who is going to be the assistant principal at Pleasant Valley Middle. Castro is currently an administrative intern and principal designee at R.A. Long and Kelso high schools. He has taught at Kelso and R.A. Long high schools and also served as a football, basketball and baseball coach. He has a master's degree in Civil War history from American Public University and a bachelor of arts degree in history from Linfield College.

Andy Schoonover is taking over the assistant principal position at Pleasant Valley Middle School for Steve Hoskins, who is retiring. Schoonover is currently the athletic director and assistant principal at Prairie High School. Before that he taught social studies and Lewisville Middle and Battle Ground High schools, served as a basketball and football coach and was the assistant principal of Chief Umtuch Middle School. Schoonover has a master's degree from Concordia University and a bachelor's degree in social studies education from Washington State University.

April Vonderharr will be the assistant principal at Amboy Middle School. She is replacing Steve Michaelis, who is retiring. Vonderharr is currently an administrative intern at Amboy Middle School. Prior to that she has been a primary school teacher in the district. Vonderharr has master's and bachelor's degrees from Washington State University.

Anna Leeper is taking over as the assistant principal of Tukes Valley Primary School for Angela Knight, who is going to Captain Strong Primary. Leeper is currently a moderate disabilities and life skills teacher at Butler Acres Elementary School in Kelso. She also has been a resource teacher at Huntington Middle School in Kelso. Leeper has a master's degree from Concordia University and a bachelor's degree from the City University of Seattle.

Lynnell Tsugawa-Murray will be the assistant principal at Yacolt Primary. She is taking over for Matt Kauffman, who is moving to Daybreak Primary. Tsugawa-Murray is currently an associate administrator at Woodland Intermediate School. Prior to that she was a teacher at the school. She has a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Concordia University and master's degrees in mathematics education from Western Governor's University.

District Administration
Shelly Whitten will be the director of Human Resources, a position that has been vacant for multiple years. Whitten is currently the director of instructional leadership for secondary education. Before that she was a principal at Daybreak and Chief Umtuch middle schools, an assistant principal at La Center Elementary, and a teacher in Battle Ground, La Center and Central Valley school districts. Whitten has a master of education degree from Washington State University and a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Central Washington University.

Annie Lamberto is going to be the assistant director of Special Services, a new position in the district. Lamberto is currently a Special Services Resource Room teacher at Prairie High School, where she has taught since 2005. Before that she was a special education teacher at the middle school level. Lamberto is a National Board Certified exceptional needs specialist with a master of education degree from Grand Canyon University and a bachelor's degree from Florida Atlantic University.

Angela Allen will be the director of instructional leadership for secondary education. She is replacing Shelly Whitten, who is transferring to human resources. Allen is currently the principal of Monticello Middle School in Longview. She has also worked as an assistant principal, dean of students and teacher in Longview, Kelso and Evergreen. Allen has a master's degree in education and a bachelor of science degree in biology, both from Washington State University.


Attached Media Files: Angela Knight , Matt Kauffman , Brian Amundson
Commercial Truck Driver Arrested for DUII on Interstate 5 near French Prairie Rest Area - Clackamas County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 05/19/16 2:55 PM
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Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested Stephen Augustus ROHAN, age 35, from Salem, who was operating a set of doubles (commercial motor vehicle) for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) and other traffic-related offenses following an early Tuesday morning citizen's reported driving complaint.

Preliminary information indicates that on May 17th, 2016, at 5:40 a.m., OSP Northern Command Center Dispatch was notified of a driving complaint about a commercial truck pulling a set of doubles, traveling southbound on Interstate 205 near milepost 7, of failing to drive within a single lane and varying its speed. OSP troopers located the semi and stopped the vehicle on Interstate 5, near milepost 285 southbound (French Prairie Rest Area) and identified the driver as ROHAN.

Subsequent investigation led to ROHAN's arrest and citation for DUII-Controlled Substances, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangering, Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) driver in possession of a controlled substance (PCS), CMV driver in possession of alcohol and he was lodged at the Clackamas County Correctional Facility.

Suspected controlled substances were seized and PCS charges are pending crime lab results.

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Hillsboro School District Hosts Second Annual Proud to be HSD Festival
Hillsboro Sch. Dist. - 05/19/16 2:53 PM
Join us for a showcase of student talent and achievement on Saturday, May 21, in downtown Hillsboro

May 19, 2016, Hillsboro, OR -- Hillsboro School District is pleased to announce its second annual Proud to be HSD Festival, taking place in conjunction with the Hillsboro Farmers Market on Saturday, May 21, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in downtown Hillsboro.

The event serves as a celebration and showcase of the breadth and depth of Hillsboro students' talents and achievements, and also provides an opportunity to highlight the various educational programs available in our schools.

"The primary goal is to have our entire community--especially the seventy percent of community members who don't currently have kids in school--see all the great things our students are learning and experiencing, and come away feeling great about our schools, students, and future workforce," explains District Communications Director Beth Graser.

Some highlights of the event include:
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) and College and Career Pavilion -- 2nd & Main. The STEAM area will feature robotics demonstrations, science experiments, art projects, and activities. The College and Career area will feature student presenters from our four high schools talking about their participation in coursework ranging from business and marketing to engineering to child services and more.
Teen Marketplace -- 2nd Ave. Student entrepreneurs will sell their wares or services.
Art Walk -- Main Street businesses. Take a stroll through the businesses on downtown Main Street to view student art. Complete the Art Walk Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win one of several prizes.
Performance Stages -- Main stage on the Courthouse lawn; second stage at 3rd & Main. Performances will take place throughout the day, with the culminating performance taking place on the main stage at 1 p.m.
Mascot Challenge -- Barley from the Hillsboro Hops and Tom-A-Hawk from the Portland Winterhawks have challenged Hillsboro School District mascots to a series of activities to determine who reigns supreme! This will take place at 12:15 p.m. at the intersection of 2nd & Main.
Chess Challenge -- Main Street between 2nd & 3rd. When it comes to chess, do you think you can outwit an elementary school student? Try your luck at Brookwood Chess Team's Chess Challenge! Accepting all comers throughout the day.

Stop by the Proud to be HSD information booth at 2nd and Main to pick up a festival program. Complete the Festival Passport for a chance to win a $50 gift card to P.F. Chang's.

For more information, visit www.hsd.k12.or.us and click on the Proud to be HSD Festival banner on the home page.

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Attached Media Files: 2016-05/107/94604/media_advisory_HSD_announces_second_annual_ptbhsd_festival_051916.pdf
CCC hosts Festival Latino (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 05/19/16 2:46 PM
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OREGON CITY -- Clackamas Community College's annual Festival Latino will take place Saturday, June 4, from noon to 4 p.m., in the Gregory Forum on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave. This free event gives the community a chance to celebrate Latino culture and learn more about CCC.

Activities at this year's festival include dancers from Ecuador, art, music, face painting, community resources and information, food, a soccer tournament and inspirational speakers.

"This festival is a wonderful opportunity to introduce Latino families to the college and the many resources we provide," Camilo Sanchez, CCC Spanish GED instructor said. "It is also an opportunity for the Latino community to connect with other community resources."

For additional information, contact Sanchez at 503-549-3029 or at camilos@clackamcas.edu.

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Attached Media Files: Festival Latino photo
Oregon Military Museum to host annual Living History Day (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 05/19/16 2:27 PM
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CLACKAMAS, Oregon - The Brigadier General James B. Thayer Oregon Military Museum is hosting the 20th annual Living History Day on Saturday, May 21, at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas, Oregon, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The free event is open to the public and will be located at 15300 SE Minuteman Way, just off Interstate 205 and Highway 212, near SE 102nd Avenue. Adults are required to show a valid driver's license or other photo ID to enter Camp Withycombe.

Visitors of all ages can explore military displays, living history encampments, and military vehicles that incorporate many conflict eras, from World War I to present day. The event celebrates Armed Forces Day, officially designated as the third Saturday of each May.

Members of the Military Vehicle Collectors Club of Oregon will be bringing many kinds of vehicles. The Pacific Northwest Historical Group will recreate military encampments of the U.S. Marine Corps in the South Pacific during World War II and the U.S. Army during Vietnam.

"The museum will have our award-winning Liberty Truck, as well as our most recent restorations of a Quad .50 and a Japanese Type 96 150mm Howitzer, to name just a few of the planned displays," said Tracy Thoennes, curator of the museum.

The event invites visitors to get a hands-on look at history and to honor the service of veterans from all eras.

"If you want to see a turn-of-the-century Army blacksmith in action and weaponry used in our nation's past conflicts, this is an opportunity to see, touch, and experience it," said Thoennes.

Please visit http://www.oregonmilitarymuseum.org/news.html for more information.

Photo caption: The Oregon Military Museum's 1917 Liberty Truck, which dates back to World War I, is displayed in front of Mount Hood near Portland, Oregon. The Oregon Military Museum will host its annual Living History Day on Saturday, May 21, at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas, Oregon. The event features military displays, living history encampments, and military vehicles. (Photo courtesy Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)


Attached Media Files: 2016-05/962/94595/1917_Liberty_Truck_and_Mt_Hood.JPG
Albany Fire Unit Citation
Albany Fire Dept. - 05/19/16 2:21 PM
On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., fourteen Albany Fire Department members will be recognized by the Albany City Council for their participation in a water rescue of a women near Takena Landing on January 20, 2016. The following employees will be receiving a Unit Citation: Assistant Chief Shane Wooten, Battalion Chief Scott Cowan, Lieutenant Brian Vorderstrasse, Lieutenant Jamie Smith, Lieutenant John Zimmerman, Lieutenant Chris Johnson, Apparatus Operator Mike Hurley, Firefighter Clifton Booher, Firefighter Lon Lemkau, Firefighter Rick Griffin, Firefighter Alex Chang, Firefighter Gabe Anderson, and Firefighter Carly Sheers.

Albany Fire received a call of a victim in the Calapooia River and was dispatched at approximately 4:30 p.m. on January 20, 2016. Personnel were able to deploy and intercept the victim under the Lyon Street bridge. The woman was safely brought into an Albany Fire rescue boat. The high temperature on that day was 55 degrees and the river temperature, according to USGS, was 45 degrees.

Albany Fire Rescue Team trains approximately 12 times a year for all types of water rescue scenarios.
Salem City Club Presents: "Privacy (or Not) in a Digital Age"
VanNatta Public Relations - 05/19/16 2:19 PM
Please join Salem City Club for a special program on Thursday, May 26, 2016; "Privacy (or Not) in a Digital Age." Kimberly McCullough, Legislative Director/Counsel, ACLU of Oregon, will present a look at the challenging legal and legislative landscape impacting the protection of private personal information as technology advances. Sean McGregor, Ph.D. Candidate Oregon State University and President, Privly Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to online privacy education, will share his insight into the perils to privacy in the digital world and practical steps we can take to protect our digital lives from hacking, phishing and emerging threats. For reservations, please visit our website at www.salemcityclub.com and register online. Reservations are due by noon, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Parking is free. Doors open to the public at 6:45 pm.

What: "Privacy (or Not) in a Digital Age"
When: Thursday, May 26, 2016; 7 pm - 8:30 pm, doors open at 6:45 pm
Where: Willamette Heritage Center, 1313 Mill St SE, Salem, OR
Who: Kimberly McCullough, Legislative Director/Counsel, ACLU of Oregon and Sean McGregor, Ph.D. Candidate Oregon State University and President, Privly Foundation
Email: info@salemcityclub.com
Website: www.salemcityclub.com
Warm Springs Woman Deceased; FBI and Warm Springs Police Searching for Her Husband (Photo)
FBI - Oregon - 05/19/16 2:05 PM
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Warm Springs Police Department officers who were conducting a welfare check found the body of Candelaria Rhoan, age 30, inside her home in the early morning hours of Thursday, May 19, 2016. Although the autopsy is pending, responding officers believe Ms. Rhoan (pronounced "Roan") died violently.

Warm Springs officers and FBI agents are now attempting to locate her husband, Mark Kevin Johnson, Jr., age 33. Johnson, Jr., was last seen at a friend's home on the Warm Springs Reservation at about 2 pm on Wednesday, May 18th. He is likely driving a 1998 maroon, 4-door Volkswagen Passat with an Oregon license plate of 223DXW. Johnson, Jr. may be suicidal, and he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Johnson, Jr., is:
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 190 pounds
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown

The FBI's Evidence Response Team is responding to assist in the search of the home, and agents and officers from the FBI's Bend office and Warm Springs Police Department are investigating.

Anyone who has information about Johnson, Jr.'s whereabouts is asked to call 911. Those with general information about this investigation or the death of Ms. Rhoan should call the Warm Springs Police Department at (541) 553-1171 or the FBI at (541) 389-1202.

Both Ms. Rhoan and Johnson, Jr., are members of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation.


Attached Media Files: Mark Kevin Johnson, Jr.
Traffic Advisory: Street improvements on NW Broadway from W Burnside Street to NW Hoyt Street, May 19-May 26
Portland Bureau of Transportation - 05/19/16 1:37 PM
The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on NW Broadway from W Burnside Street to NW Hoyt Street on Thursday, May 19, through Thursday, May 26, 7 a.m. through 4 p.m. each work day.

The lane closures will allow crews to grind and pave 1.18 lane miles of pavement.

Streets with ground down surfaces are open for travel. Lane closures are only in effect during project hours. Access will be maintained for businesses and residents during the project.

The traveling public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by reader boards and flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.

This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change.
Tsunami walk in Yachats, June 10th, visitors welcome!!
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - 05/19/16 1:36 PM
Media Release Sent on Behalf of the City of Yachats, Oregon

It seems everywhere you turn in the "news world" someone has a story about the "Big One" on the Oregon Coast. Yes, a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake with a possible 9.0 magnitude of 4-6 minutes of continuous shaking will happen sometime, though we all hope it is many years off.

Such an earthquake off the Oregon Coast will generate a local tsunami inundating the immediate coastline. With that threat comes the responsibility of community evacuation preparedness.

For many years Oregon coastal communities such as Yachats have been building their resiliency to survive such an event. The first consideration is the significant earthquake shaking and the second is to evacuate those who are in the local tsunami inundation area to high ground. Given that obstacles created by the quake are highly likely, your two feet are the best way to evacuate out of the local tsunami area to higher ground and as we know, practice makes perfect.

This is your chance to do something to prepare for the "Big One" if you live in Yachats or frequent the beautiful Oregon Coast and want to practice.

Join the City of Yachats and the Yachats Rural Fire Protection District on Friday, June 10th at 12:45pm, to practice our community Tsunami Walk beginning sharply at 1:00pm. Local home owners in the local tsunami zone will evacuate directly from their homes to high ground. Visitors who wish to participate are encouraged to park in designated parking areas along the shoreline, parks, etc. and at 1:00pm, follow the evacuation routes towards high ground or tsunami assembly areas as noted on the public evacuation maps.

This tsunami evacuation drill is coordinated as part of the multi-state Cascadia Rising Exercise sponsored by FEMA Region X, Oregon Office of Emergency Management, and the County of Lincoln, to be held June 7 -- 10th.

Tsunami evacuation maps and routes can be found at www.oregontsunami.org or stop by any city hall or public safety agency for printed maps of that area.

Local residents and businesses will receive a phone call from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office mass notification system, Citizen Alert land line numbers and individual opt-in profiles on June 8th, early evening and then again at 12:45 on the 10th to signify the activation of the exercise at 1:00pm.

Lincoln County Emergency Management will also provide a presentation on Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake and community preparedness on May 31, 2016, at 6:00 -- 7:30pm, Yachats Commons.
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Respectfully submitted,

Bob Bennett
City of Yachats, Emergency Planning Committee
https://www.YachatsOregon.org/
Email: mbenn@casco.net
Phone: (541) 541-547-3460
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity Open Applications for Homeownership Program and Hosts Homeowner Orientations
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity - 05/19/16 1:27 PM
VANCOUVER, WA., (May 19, 2016) -- Evergreen Habitat for Humanity will be accepting full applications for their Homeownership program starting June 1st. To learn more about their homeownership program, attend when of their open Homeowner Orientations. Orientations are the first step in the partner-family selection process that Evergreen Habitat for Humanity undertakes on a yearly basis. It is highly recommended that the homeownership orientation be attended to learn about the Habitat program. Applications may be obtained at the orientations.

The orientations will be offered this June, on four dates at various locations throughout Vancouver. The Orientations will be held on Saturday, June 18th (Pacific Continental Bank -- 9:30 am and again at 12:30 pm), Tuesday, June 21st (Vancouver Housing Authority -- 5:30 pm), Thursday, June 23rd (Clark County Food Bank -- 5:30 pm.), and Saturday, June 25th (First United Methodist Church -- 9:30 am and again at 12:30 pm). Please register by calling the office at 360-737-1759 or emailing melissa@ehfh.org to attend.

Applications will be made available from June 1st through June 30th. If you are unable to attend one of the Homeowner Orientations you may download the application on our website, stop by our office, or you may email melissa@ehfh.org or call 360-737-1759 to obtain an application.

The Habitat for Humanity homeownership program is aimed at offering families and individuals with incomes falling between 35 and 60 percent of the median income the opportunity to obtain a home with an affordable monthly mortgage payment with zero interest.

Since 1991, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity has worked to improve living conditions for low-income Clark County residents. The non-profit organization works in partnership with people in need from all walks of life to develop communities by building safe, affordable housing. Homes are sold at no profit with a zero percent interest rate mortgage after the partner families complete their sweat equity hours.

For more information, contact Melissa Edwards, Family Services Manager, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity at 360-737-1759 or by emailing melissa@ehfh.org

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Fire Camp For Young Women: Applications Due June 13 (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 05/19/16 1:04 PM
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Do you know a young woman who might be interested in becoming a firefighter? Please help us get the word out about an amazing opportunity for young women who have the potential for a career in the fire service.

It is never too early to start thinking about a non-traditional career. PF&R sponsors a Fire Camp, July 15, 16 and 17, free to young women age 16-20, to explore what a career in the fire & rescue service entails.

Who can be a firefighter? Anyone who is physically and mentally capable, is a problem solver, has good mechanical aptitude, and takes pride in helping others.

The camp, which is hosted at PF&R's training center, offers instruction by women firefighters, including many of PF&R's own. Young women will participate in workshops utilizing some of the tools and equipment used in fire & rescue work, learn about teamwork, understand how to prepare for an interview, and be certified in CPR. Campers will receive hands-on experience with hydraulic rescue tools, search & rescue operations, and hose operation.

Find out more and access the camp application here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/fire/firecamp. Applications are due June 13, 2016.


Attached Media Files: Fire camp photo by Danika Klein , Fire camp photo by Danika Klein
Pearson Field Education Center hosts Open Cockpit Day May 28 (Photo)
Fort Vancouver National Trust - 05/19/16 12:00 PM
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Lovers of aviation and aspiring pilots of all ages are invited to Open Cockpit Day at Pearson Field on Saturday, May 28, sponsored by Blairco Heating and Air Conditioning. View historic planes up close, climb into the cockpit of vintage aircraft, and take a turn "flying" the Real Flight 7.5 simulator program on a large screen TV. Additional activities will include the popular vertical wind table, glider-building station and flight simulator lab. Owners of aircraft stored at Pearson Field will bring out their planes, and invite the public to sit inside and get a pilot's-eye view of the controls.

The event is from 9a.m. to 3p.m., and all activities are free.

The Pearson Field Education Center is a program of the Fort Vancouver National Trust, a 501c3 nonprofit since 1998. Pearson Field Education Center delivers experiential, aviation-based science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs for youth. It is open on Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for youth and families to enjoy free activities, such as glider building, flight simulation, and other educational aviation fun.


For more information, contact Deborah Bessette at 360-992-1815 or deborah.bessette@fortvan.org.


Attached Media Files: 2015 Open Cockpit Day at Pearson Field , Open Cockpit Day at Pearson Field Education Center offers free fun for all ages
Port of Vancouver USA launches refreshed website
Port of Vancouver - 05/19/16 11:21 AM
VANCOUVER, Wash. -- The Port of Vancouver USA has refreshed its website, making it easier to access information about port news, projects, capabilities and more.

"We're excited to offer a clean new look and better accessibility," said Chief External Affairs Officer Ryan Hart. "We're the third-largest port in the state, with a lot of exciting projects and initiatives. It's important we continue providing a useful and easy-to-navigate website to serve all our customers."

The website refresh includes:

A cleaner, more contemporary look
More intuitive navigation
Increased visibility for key projects and news
Simplified footers, making it easier to contact the port and sign up for newsletters
Improved mobile accessibility

The last website refresh was completed in 2013. Since then, the port has seen an 18 percent increase in overall website users and a 157 percent increase in mobile users.

"The new site is optimized for mobile use," said Hart. "It looks better and is simpler to navigate on a small screen -- a necessity for how most of us access information today."

Visit www.portvanusa.com to see the changes, and check us out on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for the latest Port of Vancouver USA news.

-- POV --

The Port of Vancouver USA is one of the major ports on the Pacific Coast, and its competitive strengths include available land, versatile cargo handling capabilities, vast transportation networks, a skilled labor force and an exceptional level of service to its customers and community. For more information, please visit us at www.portvanusa.com.
Washougal School District hires new principals
Washougal Sch. Dist. - 05/19/16 10:51 AM
The Washougal School District has hired three new principals for the 2016-17 school year, two replacing staff retirements or resignations and one as the new planning principal for the new Columbia River Gorge Elementary School. They will begin July 1, 2016.


Renae Burson, Principal, Gause Elementary School
Renae Burson has been selected as the new principal for Gause Elementary School. Ms. Burson is currently the principal of Bella Vista Elementary School District in Bella Vista, California, a role she has filled for the last two years. Previously, she served as the principal of Junction Elementary School in Palo Cedro, CA for one year. Ms. Burson has also worked as a curriculum and instruction coordinator, Math project instructor, Math consultant and a classroom teacher. She has experience in implementing programs to help all students succeed and is well-versed in many initiatives used in Washougal, such as the 1:1 technology initiative and professional learning communities. Burson was awarded the 2016 Elementary Principal of the Year in Shasta County for improving outcomes for all students.

With a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology and a Minor in Anthropology, Burson says her background in science prepared her for success in school administration. "My degree in microbiology taught me to analyze data, draw conclusions, and act on the results. That capability readily transfers to education and the need for data driven instruction," she said. Burson uses technology to collect data and provide immediate feedback to teachers as she observes them in the classroom. Burson worked with staff to use the data to help improve classroom instruction and student growth outcomes and the work of professional learning communities.

"I am really looking forward to joining the Washougal School District," said Burson. "As principal, I make it a point to know each of my students by name and I can't wait to begin developing strong relationships with staff, students, families and the community of Washougal."

Renae succeeds Rex Larson who retires at the end of the school year.



Tami Culp, Associate Principal, Jemtegaard Middle School
Tami Culp is the new associate principal at Jemtegaard Middle School. Mrs. Culp is currently an Instructional Coach for the North Clackamas School District in Milwaukie, Oregon. Her career spans 25 years in education, with experience as an elementary school classroom teacher, instructional coach, school administrator and adjunct professor at Concordia University. Mrs. Culp has extensive experience working in Title I schools and leading school and building committees on curriculum adoption, Response to Intervention (RtI), Professional Learning Communities, Positive Behavior Support and Sheltered Instruction.

Culp began her career in education as a parent volunteer in her daughter's kindergarten class. She had a career in marketing and advertising but found working with children extremely rewarding. "I really felt a connection to working with kids on a regular basis," she said. Culp continued volunteering, and was later hired as an instructional assistant. After completing the coursework to become a teacher, she took a teaching job at Ardenwald Elementary, a school right across the street from her home at the time.

As an administrator, Culp has been charged with leading the district's RtI team, planning professional development focused on Smarter Balanced Assessments, and supervising Title I instructional assistants. When the district recently adopted a new mathematics curriculum, Culp was a part of the selection committee.

"As a student, I struggled with science and math, but these subjects ended up being my favorites to teach later on," said Culp. "It's interesting how the lens switched." In fact, she was a state finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in 2008.

Culp and her husband, Jim, have lived in Washougal the past 10 years and can often be seen helping their son, James, at the family owned business, Local Girls Hawaiian Shave Ice and Grill, in Camas.
They have two children and two grandchildren.

Culp says she is thrilled to work and live in Washougal, a community to which she and her family are very connected. "I value relationships and working together to make a difference," she said. "Education is a relationship-based field and it takes everyone working together to benefit students. I am really thrilled about joining the staff at Jemtegaard."

Culp replaces Brian Amundson who has accepted a position with the Battle Ground School District.


Tracey MacLachlan, Planning Principal, Columbia River Gorge Elementary School
Tracey MacLachlan has been selected as the planning principal for the new Columbia River Gorge elementary school. MacLachlan is currently principal at Union Ridge Elementary School in Ridgefield School District. She was previously an elementary teacher in the Camas School District for 12 years. She brings experience in instructional leadership in curriculum, instruction and assessment. She is experienced in hiring and evaluating staff following the state's TPEP model as well as developing and implementing professional development for staff. She previously served as associate principal where she was responsible for managing student discipline issues and working with staff to develop curriculum strategies to help all students succeed. As a former teacher, she fully understands the importance of teacher collaboration to share instructional strategies for the benefit of all students.

"This opportunity to work collaboratively with administrators and the school board to create a new learning environment for the students of Washougal will be an exhilarating challenge," said MacLachlan. "The joy of leading the new Columbia River Gorge Elementary school community from the ground up is a 'chance of a lifetime' in the eyes of this principal. I am thrilled to be joining the Washougal team!"

"I am excited to welcome these individuals to our leadership team," said Superintendent Dr. Mike Stromme. "Now is an exciting time at Washougal with our new buildings and new educational programs. They come to us with track records in academic program development and instructional quality."
Marion County Fire District No. 1 Voters Approve Local Operating Levy (Photo)
Marion Co. Fire Dist. #1 - 05/19/16 10:16 AM
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SALEM, ORE -- Voters in Marion County Fire District No. 1 have approved a new Local Operating Levy to support the operational needs of the fire district.

The volunteer board of the fire district, which provides fire and emergency services to parts of unincorporated Marion County and the North Keizer/Clear Lake area, decided last December to take a levy renewal to the voters. The votes are in and I would like to personally THANK YOU all for your support through the passage of this much needed levy for operational needs.

The approved levy will provide funds to support Marion County Fire District #1 fire and ambulance service for rapid response when our community needs us most. MCFD#1 emergency responders not only provide highly trained firefighters but also include both EMT and advanced life-saving Paramedics with the ability to bring a near emergency-room level of assistance to our community.

On behalf of our Board of Directors and the men and women of Marion County Fire District #1 we are very grateful for the continued support.


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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Sunday, May 22 through Saturday, May 28
Tualatin Police Dept. - 05/19/16 10:03 AM
Capt. Greg Pickering will be the acting Public Information Officer (PIO) from Sunday, May 22 through Saturday, May 28. He can be reached for media related inquiries on his cell phone at 503-572-7717.
UPDATE: Suspect in Traffic Pursuit Arrested at North Portland Motel by SERT Officers (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/19/16 10:00 AM
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Cory James Jackson was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on Wednesday afternoon on charges of Kidnap in the First Degree (Domestic Violence), Coercion (Domestic Violence), Menacing (Domestic Violence), Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, and Identity Theft. Additionally, Jackson was lodged on several outstanding warrants.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Wednesday May 18, 2016, at 9:00 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the are of I-5 southbound and North Victory Boulevard to assist the Washington State Patrol in the pursuit of a stolen car driven by a suspect involved in some kind of shooting.

Officers located the stolen vehicle parked in the 8900 block of North Vancouver Way but the suspect had already fled the area on foot. Officers searching the area did not locate the suspect, 35-year-old Cory James Jackson.

Detectives learned that Jackson may have had a room at the Viking Motel, located at 6701 North Interstate Avenue, so they responded to the area and established surveillance. Detectives watched Jackson return to the motel and go into a room alone.

Due to information that Jackson was potentially armed with a gun, the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) were called to assist in making an arrest.

At approximately 1:15 p.m., Jackson came out of the motel room and surrendered peacefully to SERT officers.

Detectives are continuing to investigate incidents involving Jackson and he will be booked into the Multnomah County Jail at a later time, charges to be determined.

Interstate Avenue was closed for approximately 1 hour during the tactical response.

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Residential Structure Fire Training Exercise on SE 145th Avenue
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 05/19/16 9:20 AM
Clackamas Fire District #1 plans to burn a residential structure located at 8630 SE 145th Avenue on Saturday, May 21, 2016 starting around 9:00 a.m. The purpose of this exercise is to provide training for firefighters under realistic conditions. Firefighters will practice interior fire attacks, water supply techniques and exposure protection. This type of training assures that firefighters are performing at their best when a real emergency occurs.

The exercise will be controlled and plans have been made for additional resources to be deployed, should the need arise to provide for the safety of firefighters, citizens and property. Firefighters will be monitoring weather conditions continually and hope to have little impact to 145th Avenue area residents. Residents can expect to see fire apparatus traveling on the street and may notice some smoke from the structure. Around noon, firefighters will allow the building to become fully engulfed, which will generate a larger column of smoke. The District asks that residents please keep their windows closed during that time to prevent smoke from entering into homes.

Residents are welcome to watch and take pictures during the event, but for the safety of residents, please remain behind the fire line tape. A designated viewing area will be set up.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this exercise, please contact the Clackamas Fire Training Division at 503.742.2680 or email Training Officer Keith Smith at keith.smith@clackamasfire.com.

Thank you for your patience and support!


Attached Media Files: Letter
Crime Stoppers Featured Case #16-09 - Stolen Paintings (Photo)
Crime Stoppers of Oregon - 05/19/16 9:00 AM
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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to locate two paintings that were stolen in a Hayden Island residential burglary in March 2016.

The suspect in the burglary, 32-year-old Ryan Stephen Hentz, was arrested in Vancouver, Washington in late March on several outstanding charges. The paintings have not been recovered and may have been sold or traded to someone unaware that they are stolen.

The paintings have tremendous sentimental value to the victim as they were painted by a deceased family member.

Anyone in possession of the paintings may turn them in to their local law enforcement agency; reference Portland Police Bureau Case #16-69858.

Anonymous tips about the painting's whereabouts and/or who may be in possession of the paintings may contact Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

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

Information about unsolved homicides can lead to a reward of up to $2,500 cash. All other unsolved felony crimes are eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Cascadia Rising Earthquake and Tsunami Response Exercise Scheduled for June 7-10 (Photo)
Oregon Office of Emergency Management - 05/19/16 8:45 AM
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Recently, much media attention has focused on the Cascadia Subduction Zone, an area off the Pacific Coast that threatens to deliver the most destructive earthquake and tsunami in North American history. While the topic has recently gained interest from the public and media, state and federal partners have been working with city, county and tribal emergency management entities to plan for this real eventuality, and working for many years to hone response plans and to ensure emergency response partners are in sync to save lives and property when the "big one" hits.

Much of this planning will be put to the test over four days, June 7-10, when Cascadia Rising, a region-wide functional exercise, is conducted. It's called a functional exercise because it tests specific functions and capabilities emergency management agencies have in place to respond to such an event.

As an emergency preparedness exercise that encompasses all aspects of emergency response, the exercise brings together multiple states (Oregon, Washington, Idaho), and FEMA to prepare for a mega 8.0-9.0+ earthquake. Major Oregon cities, 23 counties, nine tribal nations, 17 state agencies and departments, the American Red Cross, and two private sector partner organizations have signed on to participate.

Emergency Operations and Coordination Centers (EOC/ECCs) at all levels of government will activate to coordinate simulated field response operations within their jurisdictions and with neighboring communities, state EOCs/ECCs, FEMA and a variety of military resources.

"Cascadia Rising will assess plans, processes, and our ability to communicate and coordinate to help to ensure that our emergency response partners across the region are working effectively and efficiently to protect lives, property and the environment during a catastrophic disaster," says Andrew Phelps, OEM director. "Specifically, it's an opportunity to provide decision makers with information to implement programs and policies that allocate and manage resources efficiently with urgency during a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake and tsunami, and other disasters."

Although Cascadia Rising is not geared toward public participation, Phelps notes that Cascadia Rising provides an opportunity to show the public that government agencies are diligently working to be prepared for emergencies. Phelps said this is fundamental to public safety and community resilience.

The public may be kept abreast of Cascadia Rising activities through social and traditional media, including a Cascadia Rising kickoff Twitter chat on June 6 using hashtags #CascadiaRising, #CascadiaEQ.

"Cascadia Rising is a perfect time for everyone to evaluate their family emergency plan and update or establish emergency kits," added Phelps. "Remind yourself and family members of established exit routes, contacts, meeting places and other components of your emergency plan that will be important after a disaster."


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Eight western states proclaim May Wildfire Awareness Month
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 05/19/16 8:17 AM
The governors of eight western states have signed a proclamation recognizing May 2016 as Wildfire Awareness Month. The chief executives of Oregon, Washington, Nevada, California, Idaho, Utah, Montana and South Dakota encourage all citizens to "take steps to better prepare their home and communities for wildfires and work toward becoming a fire-adapted community."

These states, in partnership with fire prevention agencies and organizations, are working together to increase awareness of wildfires. This year's wildfire season is predicted to pose a substantial threat across Oregon. Gov. Kate Brown's office, along with the Keep Oregon Green Association, the Oregon Department of Forestry, and the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal, is seeking the public's assistance to help prevent human-caused wildfires this summer.

Gov. Brown has produced two public service announcements explaining how every Oregonian can take steps to keep our state safe over the summer.

View the PSAs at these links:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG_i0GxNqd0

OREGON'S BACK-TO-BACK FIRE SEASONS AND CURRENT WILDFIRE RISK
In Oregon, approximately 70 percent of all wildland fires are human-caused. 2013 was an epic wildfire year in terms of state-protected acreage burned (103,809) and suppression costs ($122 million). 2014 was another endless season of fire, with 712 human-caused fires burning nearly six times the 10-year average acreage (20,052). The high cost prompted a substantial change to Oregon's wildland fire insurance policy, doubling the annual deductible to $50 million and nearly doubling the premium to $3.75 million. Adding insult to injury, Oregon faced another record-breaking fire season in 2015 with record low snowpack, the driest conditions in 25 years, more than 800 human-caused fires, and $76.5 million spent on suppression.

During May, Keep Oregon Green along with federal, state, tribal and local fire agencies, will continue to promote wildfire prevention topics via traditional and social media each week to help homeowners and recreationists learn how to ensure their outdoor activities do not spark the next wildfire. For more information, visit these websites: Keep Oregon Green, www.keeporegongreen.org; Oregon Dept. of Forestry, www.oregon.gov/odf; Office of the State Fire Marshal, www.oregon.gov/OSP/SFM/pages/index.aspx

Follow Oregon wildfire news and prevention updates on social media: Twitter @keeporegongreen, @ORDeptForestry and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/keeporegongreen; https://www.facebook.com/odfprevention/?fref=ts
Suspect Arrested
Kelso Police Dept. - 05/19/16 7:57 AM
The Kelso Police Department booked Robert M. Scott into the Cowlitz County Jail late Wednesday night after Cowlitz County Deputies located Scott in the Toutle area. Scott was booked for Rape of a Child 1st degree and Child Molestation 1st Degree. The Kelso Police Department would like to thank everyone who helped in this case.
Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Four Adults, Four Pets in Vancouver
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 05/19/16 5:40 AM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster on May 19, 2016 at approximately 4 am in the 3200 block of NE Edelweiss Ave in Vancouver, WA. The fire affected 4 adults, three dogs and a cat. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Cellular Store Theft leads to pursuit, crash, and arrests
West Linn Police Dept. - 05/19/16 2:48 AM
On Wednesday May 18, at about 4:56 PM, several subjects entered to AT&T Cellular store at 19062 Willamette Drive in West Linn, one suspect distracted an employee asking if a certain item was in stock. As the employee began to check, the suspects stole several cell phones, ripping them from their cables and fled the store. Witnesses called 911 as the suspects drove into Lake Oswego.

Lake Oswego Police attempted to stop the car containing the 3 adults and 3 juveniles, but they refused to stop, leading police on a chase which ended up in a crash at SW Alice Street off Terwilliger in Portland. The suspects ran from the crash, but were all captured as Officers from Portland Police Bureau, Lake Oswego and Wet Linn Police, led by Portland K9's swarmed the area. Noblody was injured in the pursuit and crash.

22 year old Ahmad Jerome McADORY, 23 year old Destyni Monique WINSTON, and 18 year old Jahlil Michael RAY were lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on West Linn charges of Theft I and Attempt to Elude on Foot. A male juvenile was lodged at the Donald E. Long Home one the same charges, and two female juveniles were also lodged at Donald E. Long for Runaway and Attempt to Elude on Foot.

All suspects were from the Seattle and Olympia Washington area. Additional charges are expected arising from Lake Oswego pursuit and crash. The six are suspects in several similar thefts that have occurred throughout the Portland Metro area recently.
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Suspect Arrested After Robbing 13-Year-Old of Hover Board at Gunpoint (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/18/16 4:44 PM
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On Tuesday May 17, 2016, at 5:35 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 96th Avenue and Harold Street on the report that a 13-year-old male was robbed at gunpoint of his hover board.

Several officers arrived in the area and spotted the suspect vehicle being driven near Southeast 97th Avenue and Holgate Boulevard. Officers conducted a high-risk traffic stop of the driver and four occupants, based on the information that the suspect was armed with a handgun.

All five occupants were detained and officers located a firearm inside the vehicle. The stolen hover board was also located and recovered.

Robbery detectives responded to the scene and determined that 20-year-old Kwaleam Pinkly was the suspect who robbed the child of the hover board.

Pinkly was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree and Robbery in the Second Degree.

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Beaverton's Community Emergency Response Team Holds Mega-Earthquake Disaster Exercise (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 05/18/16 4:12 PM
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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The City of Beaverton's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will conduct its annual Mayday training exercise on Saturday, May 21, in cooperation with the Westbrook Homeowners Association (HOA).


CERT members and residents of the Westbrook neighborhood will simulate a scenario in which the Cascadia Subduction Zone has produced a 9.0 mega-earthquake. CERT members will search the neighborhood for victims portrayed by Westbrook residents and other volunteers.


"We have the same mission as CERTs across the country," said Todd DeBow, CERT training coordinator. "That is, to help in the recovery of our communities in the event of local emergencies. This year we have the privilege of training in a real world environment in cooperation with Westbrook HOA. Together we will learn what to expect of one another, and how to work together when the time comes to help our community."


With the Cascadia Subduction Zone's capability to produce a devastating earthquake in the Pacific Northwest, Beaverton CERT conducts regular training exercises to improve their response capability in a disaster.


Following a major disaster, first responders who provide police, fire, and emergency medical services will not be able to meet the demand for these services. Through basic CERT training, residents can organize themselves and use spontaneous volunteers to manage utilities, put out small fires, triage and treat minor and life-threatening injuries, and search for and rescue victims until professional responders arrive.


"Our volunteers make a big difference in the city's level of preparedness," said Mike Mumaw, the city's emergency manager. "Partnering with neighborhoods like Westbrook provides a whole new level of training and fosters awareness about emergency preparedness."


In 2015, more than 175 emergency management program volunteers including CERT, Map Your Neighborhood, and ARES participated in 235 events and donated a collective 7,450 hours.


For more information, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/CERT or contact Mike Mumaw at 503-526-2344 or mmumaw@BeavertonOregon.gov.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as one of the safest cities in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press with cities more than 75,000). 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 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 Silver 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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City Offers Fair Housing Training for Property Owners and Landlords
City of Beaverton - 05/18/16 3:58 PM
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The City of Beaverton and the Fair Housing Council of Oregon will offer a free fair housing training for Beaverton landlords and small property owners on Thursday, June 2, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at The Beaverton Building, 12725 SW Millikan Way.


Topics will include:
Benefits of housing choice vouchers, including screenings
Dealing with fair housing complaints
New criminal background law
Screening options and disparate impact
Common violations
Eviction requirements
Fair housing and lead paint
Strengthening pet policy


A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Pizza and beverages will be provided.


Seating is limited and RSVPs are required. To RSVP, contact Kelly Perkins at 503-526-2583 or kperkins@BeavertonOregon.gov. In the event that the training is rescheduled due to reservation numbers, interested attendees who have RSVP'd will be notified of any change in date or time.


For more information on the training or fair housing, contact Alan Trunnell at 503-526-2533 or atrunnell@BeavertonOregon.gov.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as one of the safest cities in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press with cities more than 75,000). 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 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 Silver 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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Advisory: National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors to host Republican Gubernatorial Candidates from both Oregon and Washington at State Convention
VanNatta Public Relations - 05/18/16 3:34 PM
What: The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) Oregon and Washington State Convention.

Who: Salem, Oregon oncologist and Oregon Republican gubernatorial candidate, Bud Pierce, Ph.D., M.D will join Washington Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant in a panel discussion. (Note: Washington Governor Inslee and Oregon Governor Brown declined invitations to attend).

When: Sunday, May 22, 10 a.m.

Where: Skamania Lodge, Stevenson Ballroom, 1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way, Stevenson, WA 98648

Format: Candidates will share vision for their state and discuss issues of interest to the NAIFA membership.

Visuals:Two Republican candidates, Dr. Bud Pierce and Bill Bryant, will appear together on a panel. Pictures and biographies can be found at http://naifaoregon.org/Speaker-Information.

About NAIFA: Founded in 1890 as The National Association of Life Underwriters (NALU), NAIFA is one of the nation's largest associations representing the interests of insurance professionals from every Congressional district in the United States. NAIFA members assist consumers by focusing their practices on one or more of the following: life insurance and annuities, health insurance and employee benefits, multiline, and financial advising and investments. NAIFA's mission is to advocate for a positive legislative and regulatory environment, enhance business and professional skills, and promote the ethical conduct of its members.
Suspect wanted in child sex case
Kelso Police Dept. - 05/18/16 3:29 PM
The Kelso Police Department is seeking any information in the whereabouts of 31 year old Robert Maurice Scott Jr. Scott is currently wanted by the Kelso Police Department for rape of a child 1st degree and child molestation 1st degree. Scott is a black male, 6'4", 160 lbs. He was last seen in the area of N. Pacific and Cowlitz Way in Kelso on May 1st. He is aware he is a suspect in a criminal case.
McMinnville Fire to gain a technical rope rescue team
McMinnville Fire Dept. - 05/18/16 3:24 PM
The traditional fire department is changing. Today many fire departments are focusing on proactive rather than reactive efforts and in doing so, are partnering with both public and private entities to provide better service to the citizens they serve.

McMinnville Fire Department, for example, is partnering with Cascade Steel Rolling Mills, Inc. (Cascade Steel) to provide a technical rope rescue team that will be available for dispatch throughout Yamhill County. The McMinnville Fire Department has been training with Cascade Steel's Emergency Response Team since June of 2012. They practice monthly, usually performing mock rescues at the steel mill. This partnership is made possible by the financial support of Cascade Steel who provides training facilities and a nationally recognized instructor.

Meet and Greet and Demonstration with the Press scheduled 9:00 am Friday May 20th at McMinnville Fire Department.
Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Four People in Washington County
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 05/18/16 3:16 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster today, May 18, 2016, at approximately 2 p.m. in the 1000 block of North East Jackson St. in Hillsboro, OR. The fire affected one family, including two adults and two children. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits (including stuffed animals for the children), information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Deputies Searching For Wanted Males in Jefferson (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/18/16 2:56 PM
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The Sheriff's Office has completed its search and believe the men may have fled to the east. One man was found hiding in a shed and detained. That male is not being charged with a crime but is being questioned by Deputies. At this time the Sheriff's Office does not believe there is any danger to residents. Residents are asked to call 503-588-5032 if they have any information regarding Dusty or Chase Hall.



The Sheriff's Office is currently searching a residence and several surrounding properties for Chase Hall age 27 and his brother Dusty Hall age 29. Both are wanted for outstanding drug warrants, have past histories of assault and are known to carry weapons. Both men are believed to have fled from a vehicle in the 700 block of Sunrise Drive in Jefferson.

If residents see Dusty or Chase please call 911.




A large police presence including the Marion County Sheriff''s Office SWAT Team is currently in the 700 block of Sunrise Drive in Jefferson. Deputies are searching for two wanted felons who fled from a vehicle at a residence. Both males have active warrants for their arrest and one is known to carry weapons.

The Sheriff's Office is asking residents in the affected area to remain indoors and call 911 if they see anything suspicious on their property. The Sheriff''s Office is not releasing the names or charges associated to the wanted males. Additional information will be provided as the situation unfolds.


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Writer's Scholarship Offered By Vancouver Law Firm (Photo)
KestenMedia - 05/18/16 2:49 PM
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Student Aid Offered in Name of Author Mitchell S. Jackson

The NW Injury Law Center of Vancouver, Washington, is awarding a college scholarship to an incoming college freshman of color who is an aspiring writer. The scholarship, for $1,500, is named for Portland-born author Mitchell S. Jackson, best known for his novel, "The Residue Years." Details for the scholarship application are available at http://www.nwinjurylawcenter.com/mitchell-s-jackson-scholarship. Jackson says he's proud to be part of the effort.

"When I was a senior at Jefferson High, I won a $1,000 academic scholarship from Rotary. It made me so proud," said Jackson. "Writing has helped me transform my life, and I want another young person to have that experience, too." Jackson went on to earn his MA in writing from Portland State University and an MFA in creative writing from New York University. He's now a resident of Brooklyn, New York. His book, "The Residue Years," received critical acclaim when it was published in 2013.

Applications for the scholarship will be made in the form of essays to be submitted by September 1. Finalists will be read and judged by Jackson, who will make the final determination on the winner.

Don Jacobs, principal with the NW Injury Law Center, said he'd been considering a vehicle for giving back to the community when he met Jackson, who is the brother of Jacobs' son-in-law. Jackson agreed to lend his name and participate in the project, and the idea took off.

"Lawyers relate easily to writers and storytellers," said Jacobs. "When I address jurors to tell them about an injured client, I frame the events in the form of a story -- to make it interesting and easy to follow. If we can encourage a future writer and storyteller, that is rewarding. I think these are skills that are important in many careers."

Don Jacobs has been practicing law in Vancouver for the past 36 years. He operates the NW Injury Law Center out of the historic George DuBois home at 9th and Franklin near downtown Vancouver. His attorney son, Jesse Jacobs, joined him in the practice last year. The law center advocates for the rights of injured people on both sides of the Columbia. Both Jacobs are licensed to practice law in Oregon and Washington.


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15-Year-Old Suspect Arrested in April 2016 Assault of TriMet Bus Operator
Portland Police Bureau - 05/18/16 2:37 PM
On Tuesday May 17, 2016, Transit Police Division officers arrested a 15-year-old male in connection with an April 2016 assault of a TriMet bus operator.

The 15-year-old suspect was arrested at Peninsula Park and lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home on a charge of Assault in the Third Degree.

The investigation started on April 4, when East Precinct and Transit Police Division officers responded to the report of a bus operator who was assaulted at Southeast 122nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard. Initially, officers were working to identify three individuals that were seen on the bus at the time of the assault. Surveillance images were released to the public with a plea for assistance.

Through the investigation, officers determined that the 15-year-old was the suspect in the assault and that the other two people may not have played an active role in the incident.

Under Oregon law, intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing, by means other than a motor vehicle, physical injury to the operator of a public transit vehicle while the operator is in control of or operating the vehicle, is the felony crime of Assault in the Third Degree.

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Most bond elections pass as schools seek state matches
Ore. School Boards Assn. - 05/18/16 2:14 PM
Thirteen of 22 Oregon school districts passed local bond measures Tuesday in the largest such field since 2008.

Last November, no local districts sought bonds, as they were waiting until this election to take advantage of new matching funds available under the Oregon School Capital Improvement Matching (OSCIM) program.

The 2015 Legislature authorized $125 million in state matching bonds to provide incentives to local school districts seeking approval of capital projects. Seven districts that were approved for the initial matching grants passed their bonds Tuesday: Nyssa, Echo, Adrian, Milton-Freewater, Mapleton, Athena-Weston and Yamhill Carlton.

Among OSBA's legislative priorities in 2015 was finding a statewide solution to pay for school construction and renovation. The resulting legislation created OSCIM.

Betsy Miller-Jones, executive director of the Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA), said she was pleased to see local voters approve bond proposals.

"That is what we had hoped for in asking the state to created added incentives for communities to invest in their schools," she said.

Among two community college bond elections, one (Rogue CC) passed and the other (Mount Hood CC) did not.

A full listing of the election results can be found at http://www.osba.org/Resources/Article/Budget_and_Finance/Election-Recent_Bond-Local_Option_Election_Results.aspx?d=5/17/2016

OSBA is a member services agency for more than 200 locally elected boards serving school districts, education service districts and community colleges. It also provides services to charter schools and their boards.
17th Annual Sherwood Community Services Fair -- May 21, 2016
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 05/18/16 1:22 PM
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, the City of Sherwood, and Sherwood Police will co-host the 17th Annual Sherwood Community Services Fair on Saturday, May 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sherwood Fire Station, located at 15440 SW Oregon St.

This free event will feature fun activities for the whole family, including gator rides, backhoe digging, spraying water from a fire hose, exploring police and fire vehicles, and more! There will also be educational information from several public and nonprofit agencies on crime prevention, fire and life safety, recycling and conservation, schools, health care, etc.
Visitors have the chance to win a kid-sized firefighter outfit by posting their event photos to Facebook or Twitter with #TVFRSherwoodFair . Free lunch will also be provided (while it lasts). Come join the fun!

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Community Health and Safety Fair
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 05/18/16 1:07 PM
MILWAUKIE -- Clackamas Fire District #1 and Clackamas Community College are partnering to host a Community Health and Safety Fair on Saturday, June 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The family-friendly fair will take place on the Harmony Campus, 7738 SE Harmony Road, Milwaukie, and will include hands-on activities, emergency vehicles, a side-by-side fire sprinkler demonstration, fire safety house, pedal cars and bounce house. Participants can learn about fire safety, boat and water safety, hands-only CPR and emergency preparedness. CCC students will offer blood pressure checks and the West Linn Rotary will sell kettle corn.

Also, learn about CCC's health sciences offerings such as nursing, medical assistant, dental assistant and emergency medical technology.

Area partners at the event include American Medical Response, Boring/Damascus Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Clackamas County Safe Communities -- Pedal Cars, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, MetLife, North Clackamas Aquatic Park, North Clackamas School District, Oregon Department of Forestry, Oregon National Guard, Oregon Impact, United States Coast Guard and West Linn Rotary.

For more information about the Community Health and Safety Fair, contact Tracey Grisham at 503-742-2644 or tracey.grisham@clackamasfire.com.


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REVISED RELEASE:Fort Vancouver National Trust Announces Sing Fourth Teen Vocal Competition (Photo)
Fort Vancouver National Trust - 05/18/16 12:48 PM
2014 contestant, Nicki Roller will be singing again at this year's Sing 4th event.
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The Fort Vancouver National Trust has announced the finalists who will perform on the Vancouver Toyota Main Stage at Independence Day at Fort Vancouver presented by Bank of America. Local teens competed at auditions on May 14 at Beacock's Music, and these ten finalists were selected to compete again on Independence Day.

Samara Davis, Camas High School
Quintin Gaither, Hudson's Bay High School
Sunday Manisto-Saari, Mountain View High School
Amanda Nicholson, Evergreen High School
Brittni Plummer, Union High School
Nicole Roller, Skyview High School
Amethyst Ackerman, Prairie High School
Hannah Toner, Mountain View High School
Sydney Valaer, Washougal High School
Shawni Van Vessem, Skyview High School

A panel of local musician judges, some of whom will perform on the Main Stage later in the evening, will select the winners. Contestants will be judged on originality, skill, poise, audience appeal and family-friendly content.

The first place winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship to the college of their choice and a first place trophy. Second place will take home a $500 college scholarship and third prize is a $250 college scholarship. All ten finalists will be given a DVD of the Sing Fourth program.

The vocal competition will be co-hosted by The Morning Bull Ride from 98.7 The Bull and Kyra Smith, a local singer and performer.

The Sing Fourth Teen Vocal Competition is a component of Independence Day at Fort Vancouver presented by Bank of America. This contest is produced by the Fort Vancouver National Trust and is open to high school students who live in Clark County. For more information, visit fortvan.org/fourth.


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OSP Requesting Witnesses in Wrong Way Driver that Caused Crash - Douglas County
Oregon State Police - 05/18/16 12:42 PM
Oregon State Police (OSP) is requesting any witnesses observing a vehicle driving southbound in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 near the Sutherlin Interchange (MP 136) that caused a two vehicle crash in the morning hours of May 18th.

On May 18, 2016 at about 7:40 a.m., OSP troopers responded to a two vehicle crash on Interstate 5 near the Sutherlin Interchange (MP 136). Upon arrival, OSP troopers determined that a 2016 Jeep Cherokee, operated by Herman Jones, age 85, and his passenger, Veronica Jones, age 73, both from Wenatchee Washington, was northbound when it encountered a wrong way driver that was southbound in the northbound lanes. JONES stopped suddenly to avoid a collision with the wrong way driver. A north bound 2004 Ford Pickup, operated by Michael Hall, age 75, from Roseburg, was northbound and failed to stop before impacting the rear of JONES' vehicle.

None of the involved occupants from either vehicle were injured and all were wearing safety restraints.

The wrong way driver was described as being an elderly male that was driving a dark silver Ford Fiesta. It is believed that the elderly male had driven several miles southbound in the northbound lanes prior to causing the crash. The elderly male continued after causing the crash and has not been located.

OSP troopers from the Roseburg Area Command are continuing the investigation and are requesting anyone that may have witnessed the wrong way driver or has information to the identity of the operator to please call 541-440-3334 Extension 4725. Senior Trooper Mark Moore is the lead investigator into the crash.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Oregon Department of Transportation.

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***Update - Fourth Occupant Dies from Injures*** Highway 97 Crash Takes Three Lives South Of Madras - Jefferson County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 05/18/16 12:34 PM
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OSP learned today that the 10 year old male passenger succumbed to his injuries while being treated at Saint Charles in Bend.

No further information is available for release at this time.

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Previous Release:

On May 17, 2016 at about 2:09PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a multiple vehicle crash on Highway 97 near milepost 100 (intersection of Bear Lane, south of Madras).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2003 Pontiac van was traveling northbound on Highway 97 when it stopped in the lane of travel in preparation to make a left turn onto Bear Lane (waiting for southbound traffic to pass).

While waiting to make a left turn, an unknown vehicle that had also been traveling northbound on Highway 97 almost rear-ended the Pontiac but passed it on the right shoulder. Another northbound vehicle, a 2015 Ford van, could not avoid the Pontiac and rear-ended it at highway speeds. This impact forced the Pontiac into the southbound lane of travel where it collided with a southbound 2008 Honda Accord.

The driver of the Pontiac, Anita J BEMROSE, age 49, of Madras was taken by air ambulance to Saint Charles Bend where she died from her injuries. A 10 year old male passenger was also taken to Saint Charles Bend for life threatening injuries. Two other passengers, a 12 year old male and 14 year old male, were pronounced deceased on scene. All passengers were sons to the deceased driver.

The driver of the Honda, Shirley AYRES, age 69, of Madras was transported to Saint Charles Madras for non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Ford, Bryan MCDONALD, age 41, of Redmond, was taken to Saint Charles Redmond for non-life threatening injuries.

OSP is seeking the public's assistance if anyone has knowledge identifying the operator of the unknown vehicle who nearly collided with the stopped Pontiac. Anyone will information is asked to call the Oregon State Police at 503-375-3555.

This is a preliminary release. More information will be released when it becomes available.


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Fort Vancouver National Trust Announces Sing Fourth Teen Vocal Competition Finalists (Photo)
Fort Vancouver National Trust - 05/18/16 12:26 PM
2014 contestant, Nicki Roller, will be performing again this year at Sing 4th.
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The Fort Vancouver National Trust has announced the finalists who will perform on the Vancouver Toyota Main Stage at Independence Day at Fort Vancouver presented by Bank of America. Local teens competed at auditions on May 14 at Beacock's Music, and these ten finalists were selected to compete again on Independence Day.

Samara Davis, Camas High School
Quintin Gaither, Hudson's Bay High School
Sunday Manisto-Saari, Mountain View High School
Amanda Nicholson, Evergreen High School
Brittni Plummer, Union High School
Nicole Roller, Skyview High School
Amethyst Stackerman, Prairie High School
Hannah Toner, Mountain View High School
Sydney Valaer, Washougal High School
Shawni Van Vessem, Skyview High School

A panel of local musician judges, some of whom will perform on the Main Stage later in the evening on the 4th of July, will select the winners. Contestants will be judged on originality, skill, poise, audience appeal and family-friendly content.

The first place winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship to the college of their choice and a first place trophy. Second place will take home a $500 college scholarship and third prize is a $250 college scholarship. All ten finalists will be given a DVD of the Sing Fourth program.

The vocal competition will be co-hosted by The Morning Bull Ride from 98.7 The Bull and Kyra Smith, a local singer and performer.

The Sing Fourth Teen Vocal Competition is a component of Independence Day at Fort Vancouver presented by Bank of America. This contest is produced by the Fort Vancouver National Trust and is open to high school students who live in Clark County. For more information, visit fortvan.org/fourth.


Attached Media Files: 2014 contestant, Nicki Roller, will be performing again this year at Sing 4th.
New Principal Named for Union Ridge Elementary (Photo)
Ridgefield Sch. Dist. - 05/18/16 12:22 PM
Kelly Macdonald, new principal at Union Ridge Elementary
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - Ridgefield, WA - The Ridgefield School District announced on Thursday, May 12 that Kelly Macdonald will be the next principal of Union Ridge Elementary. Macdonald, a Ridgefield resident, currently serves as the vice principal at Hockinson Middle School. She will officially begin her duties in Ridgefield on July 1.

"Words can hardly express how excited I am to work with the talented staff at Union Ridge. The Ridgefield School District has a reputation for outstanding academic excellence. I plan to do all I can to continue this achievement," said Macdonald.

"We are extremely excited for Kelly to join our team. Her extensive experience, strong commitment to building relationships, and advocacy efforts on behalf of all students, makes her ideally suited to this position," said Dr. Nathan McCann, Ridgefield's superintendent.

Macdonald was drawn to the job because of Ridgefield's growth, focus on continuous improvement, and a future of unlimited possibilities.

"There is something special happening in the Ridgefield School District. There is a great feeling of unity and a focus on excellence," she said.

Macdonald has been in education for 17 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University as well as a Master's Degree in Special Education from Washington State University - Vancouver. Also, Macdonald has an endorsement in English Language Learners and training in Orton-Gillingham strategies for dyslexia.

A veteran teacher before she moved into administration, Macdonald has taught kindergarten, first, and third grades. She also served as a reading specialist and as a student advocate.

Macdonald has a reputation for building relationships and working collaboratively to achieve successful outcomes.

"I am eager to meet our students, staff, and families and begin to build relationships with the Union Ridge community," she said.

Mrs. Macdonald has been married to her husband, David Macdonald, for 30 years. They are the proud parents of five children ranging from 20 to 29 years of age, as well as three grandchildren.


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Call for back-to-school event exhibitors
Vancouver Sch. Dist. - 05/18/16 11:56 AM
Non-profit and government agencies that work with families and students of Vancouver Public Schools are invited to host a table at the 2016 GoReady! Back-to-School Festival.

The festival will be held Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Hudson's Bay High School, 1601 E. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver. Exhibitors should plan to arrive by 8 a.m. and stay for the entire event.

This is the third-annual GoReady! Back-to-School Festival, sponsored by Vancouver Public Schools, which connects parents and families to resources and services to support their children's success in school.

Interested agencies and organizations should contact Connie Sherrard, Family-Community Resource coordinator, at connie.sherrard@vansd.org by June 3.
FamilyCare Health Takes Financial Loss
FamilyCare Health - 05/18/16 11:55 AM
Portland, OR -- May 18, 2016 -- FamilyCare Health announces a $10.2 million loss in the first quarter of 2016. The loss itself is not surprising to FamilyCare leadership as they have been consistently stating that the 20% rate cut in 2015 would result in a net loss in 2016. This loss supports FamilyCare's assertion that their rates are not actuarially sound.

All other things being equal, if FamilyCare's 2014 rates were still in effect, they would not have incurred this loss. FamilyCare's rates are the lowest in the state and don't reflect the complexity of health needs of its members.

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About FamilyCare Health
For 30 + years, FamilyCare Health has been providing patient-centered healthcare to Oregonians. With over 130,000 members, FamilyCare Health is a Medicare and Medicaid managed care organization providing health plan services in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington and some parts of Marion counties. FamilyCare was the first health plan in Oregon to integrate models of physical and mental health. It was the first Coordinated Care Organization in the tri?county area certified by the Oregon Health Authority. More information at http://www.familycareinc.org/
One-Alarm Apartment Fire Forces Woman and Children to Flee (Photo)
Hillsboro Fire and Rescue - 05/18/16 11:30 AM
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A one-alarm fire forced a Hillsboro woman to grab her children and flee their apartment in the 1000 block of NE Jackson Street this morning. The blaze broke out shortly after 9:30. When Hillsboro firefighters from the downtown fire station arrived, they found smoke coming from an apartment located above a two-car garage. They quickly knocked down the flames and spent about 20 minutes removing smoke from the structure.

The woman and two small children, ages one and two, were outside. The woman complained of breathing difficulties. Metro West Ambulance paramedics examined her while Hillsboro firefighters mopped up the fire scene. The woman declined to be transported to a hospital. She told firefighters that she noticed the fire about the same time as her smoke alarm began sounding. She called 9-1-1 and all left the structure.

The area of origin of the blaze is a bedroom. There is no damage estimate yet. Fire investigators are examining the scene in an effort to determine the cause. The family did not have renters insurance nor did the structure have residential sprinklers. They will be staying with friends while their apartment is repaired.

Hillsboro Fire Department encourages all renters to purchase renters insurance to cover your personal belongings and furniture. The owner's insurance only covers damage to the building.


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Images for Media
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/18/16 11:01 AM
The Sheriff's Office has made several changes to make images more readily available for media. Our jail roster updates hourly and arrestees who were booked and released are made available for seven days online. Additionally the images are stored at the highest resolution possible and can be dragged and dropped straight to your desktop.

While we understand the world moves fast and deadlines are critical to stories, please utilize our online resource for obtaining booking images. If the image is not available because the person is no longer in custody please feel free to contact our staff and they can assist you.

If you open our web page and find a booking that only shows a badge this indicates that a process has not yet been completed and the image is forth coming. In these cases please do not contact the jail and request the image, the image will be available as soon as the issue is resolved.

Thank you.
National Get Outdoors Day at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Highlights Outdoor Recreation in the Northwest
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - 05/18/16 10:37 AM
National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day) will bring community partners together to celebrate healthy, active, outdoor fun at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site (NHS) from 10 am to 3 pm, Saturday, June 11, 2016.

The National Park Service's annual Brigade Encampment, a component of GO Day, re-enacts the return of the fur brigades to Fort Vancouver, illuminating how day-to-day survival skills of trappers in the 1840s have become recreational pursuits today, and how our relationships to the natural world have changed over time.

National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day)

Held on public lands throughout the country, National Get Outdoors Day is a free, family-friendly event promoting healthy, active, outdoor fun.

GO Day at Fort Vancouver NHS brings over 40 city, county, and federal land management agencies, non-profits, and outdoor-based businesses together to introduce the public to fun outdoor activities. As an urban national park, Fort Vancouver NHS serves as an ideal gateway to national parks, forests, trails, and other public lands. Hands-on activities will include fishing, archery, and rock climbing. Booths and food vendors will be lined along East Fifth Street, in front of Pearson Air Museum.

"Hosting Vancouver's Get Outdoors Day at Fort Vancouver allows us to partner with other national parks in the region," said Park Ranger Bobby Gutierrez. "Park rangers from Mount Rainier National Park, Nez Perce National Historical Park, and Olympic National Park will be on-hand to share fantastic opportunities for outdoor recreation in our Northwest national parks. 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, and it's a perfect time to get outdoors and find your park." In addition, park rangers from Fort Vancouver will share a special hands-on exhibit exploring the history of 19th century naturalists at the fort, as well as native flora and fauna.

Partners of GO Day at Fort Vancouver NHS include the US Forest Service, the City of Vancouver, Clark County, the National Park Service, Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation, and the Parks Foundation of Clark County.

Brigade Encampment

The national park's annual Brigade Encampment re-enacts the return of Hudson's Bay Company fur brigades to Fort Vancouver. Costumed re-enactors will demonstrate cooking, crafts, games, dances, and music of the 1840s. Hands-on, family-friendly activities will be featured. Black powder demonstrations of replica 1840s weaponry will also take place.

"The Brigade Encampment speaks to an important chapter in Pacific Northwest history, and the public at GO Day can speak with volunteer re-enactors as they demonstrate the rugged lives of fur traders and their families. The Encampment also serves as a reminder that not so long ago, camping was not a recreational activity, but rather an essential way of life," said Superintendent Tracy Fortmann.

Fortmann further noted that, "GO Day, which is a US Forest Service national event, brings together multiple land managing agencies, and nonprofit and profit organizations to provide a lively day-long, free event chock full of vendors, activities and opportunities that embrace the recreational and health benefits that outdoor activities provide us."

The Brigade Encampment will take place on the Great Meadow, just north of East Fifth Street and across from Pearson Air Museum, from 10 am to 3 pm. For more information, the public should contact the park Visitor Center by calling 360-816-6230.

WHAT: National Get Outdoors Day & Brigade Encampment

WHEN: 10 am to 3 pm, Saturday, June 11, 2016

WHERE: Along East Fifth Street, across from Pearson Air Museum (1115 E Fifth Street, Vancouver, WA 98661)

COST: Free. Entrance to the reconstructed Fort Vancouver will also be free on June 11.
Oregon Hospitals Offer Cost Estimates Within Three Days
Oregon Assn. of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) - 05/18/16 10:35 AM
Today, the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems announced that every Oregon hospital can provide a cost estimate for hospital services for a scheduled procedure within three business days. This voluntary policy helps uninsured or out-of-network patients to understand their potential costs for services provided at the hospital. Most insured patients, however, will find more useful information on costs by contacting their insurer, who can provide specific estimates based on their particular plan.

To facilitate access to this information, OAHHS also announced that the OregonHospitalGuide.org website now features a "Cost Estimates" section for each hospital in the state. This new section provides comprehensive information for consumers to contact hospital cost estimate and billing departments. It also links directly to each hospital's financial assistance policy, which can be helpful for people who need help paying their bill.

"Patients, whether they are insured, out of their health plan's network or lack insurance all together, should be able to get a good faith estimate directly from their hospital for the cost of a procedure ahead of time. And, when coupled with the corresponding commitment of Oregon's health plans to provide costs estimates for the vast majority of our state's residents who are now insured, every Oregonian, whether insured, uninsured or out-of network can get the financial information they need to make better healthcare decisions for themselves and their families," said Andy Davidson, OAHHS President and CEO. "We are very proud of this pro-consumer commitment by Oregon hospitals."

"We commend OAHHS and its member hospitals for their accomplishments and for their commitment to improving price transparency," said Healthcare Financial Management Association President and CEO Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA. "Oregon is among the first hospital associations in the nation to adopt the recommendations in the HFMA Price Transparency Task Force Report, which reflect the industry consensus on price and quality transparency."

This pro-consumer initiative is part of a larger transparency effort designed and led by OAHHS and complements the comparable hospital quality data already available on OregonHospitalGuide.org website. In addition to this new information, the website, which launched in March of 2015, also provides searchable, comparable hospital financial and utilization data for every hospital in the state, as well as quality of care data -- all of which patients can use to learn about their local community hospital.

Key data features on OregonHospitalGuide.org:
-- Contact information and direct links to hospital billing and financial assistance policies
-- Searchable quality of care data reported to the federal government
-- Key indicators in graph form for individual hospitals including operating margins, payer mix, and uncompensated care in percentage and dollars
-- Key indicators for comparing one or more hospitals including:
-- Average length of stay, average daily census, occupancy rate, surgery mix, and FTEs per adjusted occupied bed
-- Charity care as a percentage of total charges, total uncompensated care as a percentage of total charges, collected charges as a percent of total charges, operating margin, and total margin

At the time of launching the site, OAHHS reminded patients that despite all the comparisons and research that this site enables, the best way to make informed health care decisions was still in consultation with their medical professional team.

To learn more, visit OregonHospitalGuide.org.


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Health Share of Oregon seeks Photovoice contractor
Health Share of Oregon - 05/18/16 10:20 AM
(Portland, OR) -- Health Share of Oregon, the state's largest coordinated care organization (CCO) serving more than 240,000 Oregon Health Plan members, is conducting a Photovoice project as a means of authentically engaging the Tri-County communities and broadening awareness of community members' lived experiences, health challenges and community strengths.

Photovoice is an approach to amplify the voices of individuals who may otherwise be unheard, build community connectivity, and share reflections through photography and stories. "These photographs and stories will add a new layer of how Health Share understands their members and their experiences beyond just looking at data," said Michael Anderson-Nathe, Health Share's Chief Equity and Engagement Officer. "Another way to look at this is that these pictures, and the stories that go with them, are data with a soul."

The project will support Health Share's Community Health Improvement Plan (CHP) and include up to ten participants in each county; Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington County.

Health Share is seeking a Photovoice consultant who will be responsible for the design, recruitment and implementation of the project through December 2016. The consultant must have strong existing community relationships, experience with participatory photography, be able to partner with community-based organization in the Tri-Counties, and share the findings with a variety of stakeholders.

Interested facilitators or consultants can view the official job announcement and learn more about the project at www.healthshareoregon.org/Photovoice.

Community members who are interested in participating in the Photovoice project should contact Health Share's Community Engagement Program Manager, Rebecca Naga, by emailing rebecca@healthshareoregon.org.

About Health Share of Oregon
Health Share of Oregon is the state's largest Medicaid coordinated care organization (CCO), serving more than 240,000 Oregon Health Plan (OHP) members in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties. Our mission is to partner with communities to achieve ongoing transformation, health equity, and the best possible health for each individual.

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

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First Access to WareHouse '23 Restaurant and Event Space on 5/26 at GVCC Preview Event (Photo)
Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce - 05/18/16 10:08 AM
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(VANCOUVER, Wash.) -- On Thursday, May 26th the GVCC will host a historic "MEGA: Business After Hours" event at WareHouse '23 at 100 Columbia in the Port's Terminal One from 5-7pm. WareHouse '23 is a brand new restaurant and event space, occupying the Red Lion Hotel at the Quay building, left vacated on October 31st 2015. Mark Matthias (owner of Beaches on the Columbia River) has signed a short term lease for WareHouse '23, with the option to put roots down in the future. They are currently renovating to bring WareHouse '23 to life. The "MEGA: Business After Hours" event is the first opportunity to re-enter the space, check out the changes, and see the new menu being offered to the community. The cost is $25/person, please RSVP at www.vancouverusa.com.

Attendees will have an opportunity to win a trip to Las Vegas at the event. Your entry fee puts your name into win the getaway. Plus, there will be additional door prizes being raffled off, an abundance of entertainment, food, drinks, and much more. Owner, Mark Matthias and representatives from the Port of Vancouver USA will be on hand to answer questions regarding the space and Terminal One's future.

"The team here at WareHouse '23 is excited for this pre-opening "under construction," sneak peek into the newest edition to Vancouver's Waterfront. We'll make sure it's a MEGA event with all our friends here, in the community," stated Mark Matthias.

"We/the GVCC are excited to welcome the business community back to this historic waterfront venue and provide a sneak peek to the renovation of the facility by Mark Matthias and his Warehouse '23 crew," said John McDonagh, GVCC CEO/President.

Membership to the Vancouver Chamber is not required to attend this event. This event is open to the first 600 who sign up via the official event post: http://www.vancouverusa.com/events/details/mega-business-after-hours-warehouse-23-7844.

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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Providence, Peacehealth Celebrated National Women Build Week With Donation to Evergreen Habitat for Humanity
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity - 05/18/16 9:53 AM
(VANCOUVER, Wash.) As part of their strategic alliance designed to create health and wellness, Providence Health & Services -- Oregon and PeaceHealth have made a $35,000 home sponsorship for the Women Build Program in Vancouver. The gift was made in conjunction with National Women Build Week.

Women Build is a program of Habitat for Humanity International. The donation helped the Evergreen Habitat/Women Build committee exceed its fundraising goal of $75,000 for its latest project in 2016 -- constructing a home for a family in need as part of a 10-home subdivision.

"We are beyond grateful to Providence and PeaceHealth for believing in this mission and allowing us to continue to empower women, raise walls, and create hope through Women Build," said Josh Townsley, executive director, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity.

The Women Build program enables women to help eliminate poverty housing by building homes and communities. Through Women Build, volunteers and homeowners gain the confidence and skills to lay bricks, pound nails and create hope. Evergreen Habitat for Humanity built its first Women Build home in 2012.

Habitat homes are sold at cost with zero percent loans. Families provide 500 hours of sweat equity, either by working on their own home or the home of a neighbor.

In addition to the donation, caregivers at PeaceHealth and Providence will be invited to volunteer and serve together in the construction of the Women Build home, which will be the second one built by the program in Clark County.

For questions about homeownership, volunteering or contributions, please contact Evergreen Habitat for Humanity at info@ehfh.org or call 360-737-1759.
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Mayor Elect Ted Wheeler To Speak At Albertina Kerr's Community Promise Dedication Ceremony (Photo)
Albertina Kerr - 05/18/16 9:32 AM
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PORTLAND, Ore. (May 18, 2016) -- Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler, who won the race on Tuesday to become Portland's mayor elect, will speak on the state of children's mental healthcare at Albertina Kerr's Campus for Children's Mental Health on May 20, 2016 as part of their Community Promise Dedication Ceremony. The event starts at 11 a.m. with speakers starting at 11:45 a.m. Ted Wheeler is the Honorary Chair of the Community Promise campaign.

The ceremony will recognize top donors who helped raised more than $6.1 million to expand and renovate Albertina Kerr's Campus, a ten-acre center that offers community-based mental health services to children and their families throughout the state of Oregon. The completed campus brings together leading practitioners, critical program services and facilities designed to best care for this vulnerable population. Last year, 863 children and families received services at Albertina Kerr's campus. The expansion of this campus will raise the number of children and families served to more than 1,000 each year.

Since 1915, Albertina Kerr's Gresham campus has been a place where Oregon's most vulnerable sought help. A century ago, the urgent social service question was how to aid unwed mothers, their babies and children with developmental disabilities. Kerr's Gresham campus was dedicated to providing care for those who had nowhere else to turn.
Children's mental health is among the most urgent social service challenges Oregon families and communities face. Many families lack the resources to address the most serious mental health issues. "When children do not receive effective diagnosis and treatment, the harm to children, families and communities can be costly in so many ways", said Fritz Bartsch, Community Promise Co-Chair. "Albertina Kerr is being forward thinking and helping children and families now and into the future with being able to provide community-based mental health services to families throughout the state of Oregon. The completed Campus for Children's Mental Health brings together leading practitioners, critical program services and facilities designed to best practice standards that truly are Kerr's hallmark."

The event will be held at 722 NE 162nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97230 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

About Albertina Kerr
Since 1907, Albertina Kerr has strengthened Oregon families and communities. Today, we provide programs and services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges, empowering them to live richer lives. Albertina Kerr's capital campaign, Kerr Community Promise, helps raise awareness and funds to support children's mental health.

For more information about Albertina Kerr, call 503.239.8101 or visit www.albertinakerr.org


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City awarded park tree inventory project grant
City of Vancouver - 05/18/16 8:35 AM
Vancouver, Wash. - The City of Vancouver's Urban Forestry Division has been awarded a grant from the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for a comprehensive tree inventory in neighborhood parks.

The DNR Urban and Community Forestry Program grant will fund a state-hired private contractor to complete an inventory of up to 2,500 trees. By documenting tree composition, condition, location and maintenance needs, this inventory will be the basis for comprehensive management decisions for this valuable tree resource.

"The inventory will enable the City to proactively manage assets in our parks system, allowing us to make decisions about tree maintenance, species of trees to plant, and locations that would benefit from planting trees," explained Vancouver Urban Forester Charles Ray.

An urban forest diverse in both age and species is more resilient and ensures that no single event, pest or disease destroys a significant portion of the city's trees at one time. The focus of future planting will favor a wide variety of quality cultivars and native species, which require less water and are better adapted to our climate.

The project will be completed within two years and will involve a tree inventory of trees in neighborhood parks in each of the seven park districts, including Arnada Park, Evergreen Park, Franklin Park, Columbia Lancaster Park, Coop Park, DuBois Park, Bella Vista Park, Biddlewood Park, Fir Crest Park, Clearmeadows Park, Fisher's Creek Park, Heritage Park, Diamond Park, Fir Garden Park, Centerpointe Park, Jaggy Road Park and Oakbrook Park.

Inventory results, which will also include identification of hazard trees and maintenance needs, will be used for the long-term, sustainable management of urban forestry in City parks. Funds for this project were provided by the USDA Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program, administered through the State of Washington Department of Natural Resources Urban and Community Forestry Program.

For more information about Vancouver's Urban Forestry program, please visit www.cityofvancouver.us/urbanforestry. Vancouver Urban Forestry is a division of the Department of Public Works.

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DOJ Settlement Highlights Importance of Understanding Facts about 9-1-1 (Photo)
Oregon Office of Emergency Management - 05/18/16 8:28 AM
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The Oregon Department of Justice recently reached a settlement with "Alert911," a dba of ConnectAmerica.com, which sells a device that can contact 9-1-1 during an emergency. While doing business in Oregon, the company misrepresented to Oregonians that the device would call an operator, who would monitor the call and dispatch emergency personnel from the correct 9-1-1 center, based on the customer's location. In reality, the device made a direct connection to the closest 9-1-1 center, which was neither intercepted nor monitored by an Alert911 operator, and the non-initialized device did not provide a location or a call-back number if the 9-1-1 call got disconnected.

As part of the settlement, the company must refrain from making any false representations in Oregon, and must correct all website content, print advertisements and phone solicitations to remove claims that the company monitors calls, provides an operator for calls, and dispatches local emergency medical services for its Alert911 device subscribers. All customers in Oregon who purchased the device and paid the monthly fee will be reimbursed, under the settlement.

"The device provided by this company to its subscribers was a wireless non-initialized device," said Mark Tennyson, the state 9-1-1 program manager for Oregon Office of Emergency Management. "This device is capable of contacting 9-1-1 but may not reach the appropriate 9-1-1 center for assistance. The Federal Communications Commission requires any wireless device to be able to reach a 9-1-1 center, but use of a non-initialized wireless device is not the recommended way to contact 9-1-1," Tennyson said.

He added that the device does not provide a call back number, and that if the 9-1-1 call gets disconnected, the 9-1-1 center would be unable to call back the caller to gain additional information. Furthermore, the device would not be able to provide location information for the 9-1-1 caller.

Due to the critical life safety services that 9-1-1 provides, it is important to be aware of the following:

Without a call back number and accurate location information, 9-1-1 call centers cannot efficiently provide the most helpful emergency services when needed.
The best way to contact 9-1-1 emergency services is by calling 9-1-1 directly, speaking with a dispatcher, and providing your location information.
Consumers should be aware of exactly what products and services they are purchasing and the abilities and limitations of those products and services, especially as it relates to 9-1-1.

"9-1-1 plays an extremely important role keeping citizens safe, and that's why everyone should be aware of the most efficient way they can contact 9-1-1," Tennyson explained.



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Hospital Performance Metrics Advisory Committee to meet May 20
Oregon Health Authority - 05/18/16 8:27 AM
May 18, 2016

Contact: Pamela Naylor, 503-559-2216 (meeting information and accommodations)

What: The regular public meeting of the Oregon Health Authority Hospital Performance Metrics Advisory Committee. Public testimony will be heard at 2:30 p.m.

When: Friday, May 20, 1-3:30 p.m.

Where: Clackamas Community College Wilsonville Training Center, Room #210, 29353 SW Town Center Loop E, Wilsonville

Attendees also can join through a listen-only conference line at 1-877-848-7030, participant code 695-684.

Agenda: Welcome and consent agenda; presentation: Healthy Families Oregon; public testimony; opioids measurement; wrap up, adjourn.

For more information, an agenda and hospital metrics meeting packet, visit the committee's website at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/analytics/Pages/Hospital-Performance-Metrics.aspx.

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. To request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations call the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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Metrics and Scoring Committee to meet May 20 in Wilsonville
Oregon Health Authority - 05/18/16 8:24 AM
May 18, 2016

Contact: Pamela Naylor, 503-559-2216 (meeting information or accommodations)

What: The regular public meeting of the Oregon Health Authority Metrics and Scoring Committee. Public testimony will be heard at 11:40 a.m.

When: Friday, May 20, 9 a.m. to noon

Where: Clackamas Community College Wilsonville Training Center, Room #210, 29353 SW Town Center Loop E, Wilsonville

Attendees also can join through a listen-only conference line at 1-888-204-5984, participant code 1277166.

Agenda: Welcome and consent agenda; disparity measurement discussion; stakeholder survey results and proposed new measures; public testimony; wrap up, adjourn.

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

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. To request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations call the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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Media Advisory: U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx, Governor Brown, Mayor Hales and Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick to Host Smart City Challenge Roundtable
Portland Bureau of Transportation - 05/18/16 8:01 AM
Please let us know if you plan to attend by emailing dylan.rivera@portlandoregon.gov and andrew.estrada@dot.gov News media parking will be in a designated area.

MEDIA ADVISORY

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx, Governor Brown, Mayor Hales and Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick to Host Smart City Challenge Roundtable

On Wednesday, May 18 at 4:00 p.m. PDT / 7:00 p.m. EDT, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Oregon Governor Kate Brown, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick will convene a roundtable meeting with local leaders to discuss the city's Smart City Challenge application and innovative ideas about the future of transportation in Portland. Portland is one of seven finalist cities competing for up to $40 million from USDOT to help create a fully integrated, first-of-its-kind city that uses data, technology and creativity to shape how people and goods move in the future.

The winning city will be selected based on their ability to think big, and provide a detailed roadmap on how they will integrate innovative technologies to prototype the future of transportation in their city. In order to help them reach their ambitious goals, the Department has been working with each city to connect them with existing partnerships that support their final proposal with technical assistance. Partners that have already joined the Smart City Challenge include Paul G. Allen's Vulcan Inc., Mobileye, Autodesk, Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs, Amazon Web Services and NXP.

The winning city will be announced in June 2016. To learn more about the Smart City Challenge or explore Smart City Challenge partnership opportunities, visit www.transportation.gov/smartcity.

WHO: U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx
Oregon Governor Kate Brown
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales
Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick

WHAT: Smart City Challenge Roundtable

WHERE: Portland Community College Southeast Campus
Mt. Tabor Hall Conference Room
2305 SE 82nd Avenue
Portland, OR

WHEN: Wednesday, May 18 at 4:00 p.m. PDT / 7:00 p.m. EDT

RSVP: Credentialed media that plan to attend the event, please RSVP to andrew.estrada@dot.gov for logistical details.
Tue. 05/17/16
2nd Alarm Apartment Fire on N. Interstate Destroys Apartment But Spares Local Business (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 05/17/16 8:47 PM
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At 5:15pm today an apartment fire was reported at N Interstate and Alberta. Initial crews reported seeing heavy fire and smoke from a second story apartment window. Fire spread throughout the 2nd story apartment but was stopped before spreading to two business below. All 3 residents who were inside when the fire started made it out safely and no injuries were reported.
Fire investigators are working on a determination of cause but did note that no working smoke alarms were found in the apartment.
This apartment fire was under control in less than an hour thanks to swift action by fire crews to prevent spread to the locally run businesses below.

PF&R would like to remind Portland residents the following about the importance of smoke alarms:

Smoke alarms are the single most important item to help you survive a fire. While fire doesn't have to happen, when it does, early warning is imperative for escape.


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Consumer Alert Update: Peter's Paving LLC Scam -- Arrest Made, CCB License Suspended (Photo)
Benton County Sheriff's Office - 05/17/16 6:49 PM
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On Saturday, April 23, 2016, the Benton County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) arrested Peter Joseph Jennings (DOB: 6/15/1990) for Attempted Theft I by Deception in connection to a travelling asphalt paving scam being operated in Benton County earlier in the month. Mr. Jennings was conducting business under the name and license of Peter's Paving LLC (CCB #209739). As of Monday, May 16, 2016, this license has been suspended by the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) due in part to the fact that Mr. Jennings was associated with a previously revoked CCB license (PJ's Asphalt LLC -- CCB #199776).

BCSO urges customers of Peter's Paving LLC to immediately file a complaint with the CCB should they be the victim of any breach of contract, negligence or improper work. Instructions for how to file a complaint can be found at http://www.oregon.gov/CCB/complaints/Pages/file-complaint.aspx or by calling (503)934-2247.

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Consumer Alert: Travelling Asphalt Paving Scams

Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon -- April 15, 2016 -- The Benton County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) would like to remind consumers to be extremely cautious when selecting a contractor to pave a driveway or other surface. Recent complaints have been filed regarding an asphalt paving company recently seen operating in Benton County. Although this company currently holds a valid license through the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB), its business tactics resemble that of typical traveling pavement scams, such as: selling door-to-door, claiming they have leftover asphalt from another job, pushing you to make a quick decision, not offering any contracts, requesting check payments made out to an individual instead of the name of the business, and substandard work.

BCSO urges consumers to protect themselves by checking with the CCB for a valid license or history of complaints, confirming the business address is valid (and not a shipping center mailbox), obtain bids from multiple companies, obtain a written contract, and write your payment check to the business name you contract with.

According to the CCB website, "Be cautious if you get an unsolicited door-to-door offer. Organized groups known as 'travelers' move from state to state posing as contractors. They often distribute flyers and knock on doors. They may demand cash up front or may take a check and cash it right away, never returning to do the work. If they perform work, it is usually substandard." Source: http://www.oregon.gov/CCB/homeowner/Pages/construction-scams.aspx

If you feel you have been victimized by one of these asphalt paving scams, call your local law enforcement agency to file a police report and visit http://www.oregon.gov/CCB/ to file a complaint with the Oregon CCB.

Contact:
Detective Christopher Dale
541-766-0138
Christopher.Dale@co.benton.or.us


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8th Annual Historic Preservation Month Fair, Thursday, May 26 at the State Capitol
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 05/17/16 5:05 PM
May is National Historic Preservation Month and for Oregon communities throughout the state it's an opportunity to reflect on significant places, artifacts, and collections that help tell the stories of our past as well as to recognize contributions that individuals and organizations make to preserve those stories and places.

Celebrate National Historic Preservation Month with 27 heritage organizations on Thursday, May 26, at the 8th Annual Historic Preservation Month Fair at the State Capitol State Park in Salem, hosted by Heritage Programs, a division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Community organizations and several state agencies will highlight the history of their institutions and their work to preserve important sites related to historic events, persons, and places that tell the Oregon story.

The event will be held from 11 am to 1 pm on the grounds of the State Capitol on the north side of Court Street, opposite the Capitol building. It is free and open to the public.

On display at the event are an operating World War II M3A1 Stuart Light Tank and a Korean War Jeep. A free tour of the Capitol Building tower will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the information kiosk in the Capitol Building.

Participating exhibitors include the Willamette Heritage Center; Salem Landmarks Commission; Historic Deepwood Estate; Salem Pioneer Cemetery; Asahel Bush House Museum; Salem Museum of Mental Health; Lord and Schryver Conservancy; Oregon Military Museum; Willamette University Archives; Newell House Museum; Friends of Timberline Lodge; Friends of the Oregon Caves Chateau; Oregon Black Pioneers; Hoover Minthorn House Museum; Frank Lloyd Wright's Gordon House; University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History; Oregon State Parks with friends groups from Silver Falls and Champoeg State Parks and the Oregon Historic Trails Advisory Commission; Oregon Department of Forestry, Forestry History Center; Oregon Department of Transportation; Oregon State Capitol Foundation; Oregon State Archives, and the Oregon State Library. A free trip to the top of the Capitol Building to see the Gold Man will depart from the information desk at inside the Capitol building at 11:30am. Please arrive five minutes early to sign a liability waiver.
City Council Approves 14-Lot Subdivision on Canyon Creek Road South and Construction Contract for Utility Repairs in Charbonneau
City of Wilsonville - 05/17/16 5:02 PM
WILSONVILLE, OR -- On May 16, 2016, the City Council held public hearings and approved both a Comprehensive Plan amendment and a Zone Map amendment for a proposed 14-lot residential subdivision located on 4.37 acres at 28500 and 28530 SW Canyon Creek Road South. The Council's approval changed the zoning from Residential Agriculture-Holding (RA-H) to the Planned Development Residential-3 (PDR-3) Zone and changed the Comprehensive Plan designation from 0-1 to 4-5 dwelling units per acre. In addition to the 14 residential lots, the subdivision includes a public street, preservation of over two acres of Significant Resource Overlay Zone (SROZ) and a private park for the neighborhood. The development proposal was first approved by the Development Review Board (DRB) Panel B on April 25.

Under the Consent Agenda the Council approved a resolution authorizing the City to award a construction contract to Canby Excavating, Inc., for the construction of the Charbonneau High Priority Utility Repair Phase I which is the first construction project from the Charbonneau Consolidated Improvement Plan that was developed in 2014. The project repairs, rehabilitates and replaces approximately 2,750 feet of Priority 1 sanitary and storm pipe, between 8 and 24 inches in diameter, at five locations within the Charbonneau district. The project also includes installation of approximately 500 feet of 12-inch water main across the Charbonneau Golf Course property, replacing the water main that ruptured at 32080 Boones Bend Road on October 6, 2015.


During the Mayor's Business portion of the meeting, Mayor Tim Knapp issued a proclamation for May 15-21 to be Public Works Week recognizing the consistent contributions of the City's Public Works staff to provide a high-quality service to the community.

The City Council continued until June 6 a public hearing on a set of proposed amendments to Wilsonville's 2013 Transportation Systems Plan known collectively as the "2016 TSP Amendment." The action continues the public hearing and keeps open the public record, providing the public more time to comment and staff additional time to make refinements to the proposed plan. The TSP is the City's long-term policy and planning document for all types of transportation improvements, including road, bicycle, pedestrian and transit-related projects. The Plan also features higher priority projects that are planned to be implemented over a 20-year timeframe through the City's Capital Improvement Program (CIP), development review processes and occasionally by other agencies.

The City Council also continued a resolution that amends the City Code regarding right-of-way and public easement management, section 3.410, to add a new section on franchise fees for use of the City's public right-of-way and easements.

During the Communications portion of the meeting, the City Council heard separate reports from Metro Councilor Craig Dirksen and Oregon Institute of Technology Vice President Laura McKinney. The Council also received an update on the Rotary Club of Wilsonville's Through A Child's Eyes (TACE) program and Alan Kirk of OrePac Building Products presented Clackamas County Chair John Ludlow a check in the amount of $5,000 to support the annual inmate-child bonding event at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility. Republic Services Manager Frank Lonergan presented a donation check of $550 in support of the food-pantry and social services programs to Wilsonville Community Sharing board member Michelle Ripple.

Prior to the regular meeting at the work session City Council heard reports and discussed the Boones Ferry Road to Brown Road Connector Corridor Plan, Wilsonville priority transportation projects, Transportation Systems Plan minor amendments, LED street-lighting project, Metro-Wilsonville Community Enhancement Program and Metro's Equitable Housing Planning and Development grant.
After the meeting the City Council convened as the City's Urban Renewal Agency and awarded an engineering contract to OTAK for the Boones Ferry Road to Brown Road Connector Corridor Plan that seeks to design an alternate route into and out of the Old Town commercial district.

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

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Corps to issue draft Rogue water management plan
US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District - 05/17/16 4:32 PM
Release No: 16-022
For Immediate Release:
May 17, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will issue its draft Rogue Basin summer water management plan next week for public review and comment.

The draft "Rogue River Basin Project Conservation Release Season Operating Plan" identifies Rogue and Applegate river flow requirements and Lost Creek and Applegate reservoir storage for the May through October conservation season.

The Corps will explain the draft plan on a conference call and Web meeting Wednesday, May 25 at 10 a.m. The public is welcome to listen in by calling 877-810-9415 and entering access and security codes 6360028 when prompted. Presentations accompanying the call can be viewed at https://www.webmeeting.att.com, meeting number 877-810-9415, access code 6360028.

The call is a regularly-scheduled interagency work session; public questions and comments will not be addressed at that time. The draft plan will be posted for public review at http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Locations/RogueRiver.aspx. Questions and comments about the draft plan can be directed by email to Rogue Basin Regulator Alan Donner at alan.d.donner@usace.army.mil through June 10.

The Corps works with a variety of federal and state environmental protection, fish and wildlife, and water resource agencies to develop its annual water management plan. Initial discussions start in February.

February's discussions and recommendations are followed by preliminary reservoir refill projections in March, and draft water release recommendations in April. The process is continually informed by updated snowpack and water supply forecasts.

Although the release plan is usually considered final in early June, it is continuously updated through the summer as conditions change.

William L. Jess and Applegate dams contribute to a water resource management system that provides flood damage reduction, fish and wildlife enhancement, irrigation, municipal and industrial water supply, power generation, water quality improvement and recreation. For more information, visit http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Locations/RogueRiver.aspx.

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Battle Ground superintendent honored as state Champion for Children (Photo)
Battle Ground Sch. Dist. - 05/17/16 4:30 PM
Battle Ground Public Schools Superintendent Mark Hottowe (with Sandy Mathewson, the district's director of social-emotional learning) was named the 2016 Champion for Children by OSPI and the Foundation for Healthy Generations
Battle Ground Public Schools Superintendent Mark Hottowe (with Sandy Mathewson, the district's director of social-emotional learning) was named the 2016 Champion for Children by OSPI and the Foundation for Healthy Generations
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Battle Ground Public Schools Superintendent Mark Hottowe has been named the Champion for Children by the Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Foundation for Healthy Generations. Hottowe received the second annual award last week at the state's 2016 Student Support Conference in Wenatchee. OSPI's Student Support Office and the Foundation for Healthy Generations sponsor the award to recognize an exemplary individual or team committed to providing whole-child, school-based, social, emotional, and physical support to vulnerable, underserved populations of students and their families.

Hottowe has dedicated his 40-year career in education to working for the health and wellness of children, especially vulnerable and underserved youth. As the superintendent of Battle Ground Public Schools, Mark is changing school culture and climate in the district. He leads the district with the knowledge that students need a safe, supportive environment before they can be attentive to learning. This year, Mark built on the already strong foundation of student support in Battle Ground by prioritizing initiatives that focus on social-emotional health and learning. In addition to the system of counselors, psychologists, school nurses and positive behavioral programs that Battle Ground had in place, Hottowe is expanding programs district-wide, including Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), and reaching out to community organizations and health professionals. He has given every person the responsibility of forming nurturing relationships with students that will engage them in a positive learning environment.

After graduating with degrees from Dartmouth and Central Washington universities, Hottowe began his career teaching Native American students in Neah Bay. As an administrator in Kelso, Mark worked with community partners to develop programs that reduced risk factors, built resiliency and enabled positive learning environments. As superintendent at Ocean Beach, Mark's commitment to social-emotional health grew, resulting in decreased substance use among youth and an increase in mental health and on-site prevention services at schools. At the state level, Mark has championed the development of prevention and intervention programs as the chair of the Washington State Department of Health Tobacco Disparities Coalition.


Attached Media Files: Battle Ground Public Schools Superintendent Mark Hottowe (with Sandy Mathewson, the district's director of social-emotional learning) was named the 2016 Champion for Children by OSPI and the Foundation for Healthy Generations
Memorial Day weekend marks reopening of Corps' Philippi Park (Photo)
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Partnership provides path to annual summer recreation on John Day River

Release No: 16-021
For Immediate Release:
May 17, 2016

PORTLAND, OREGON -- Philippi Park, a long-time favorite recreation area on the John Day River about 3 miles southeast of John Day Lock and Dam, will reopen to yearly summer use on May 27, 2016.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Portland District, through a new, long-term partnership with OPAL Foundation, will turn on the power and water systems, install boat docks, open the restroom/shower building and return the park to public use through the 2016 Labor Day weekend. The Corps closed the park prior to summer 2013 due to recreation budget reductions.

The park reopening will start with a boat parade from LePage Park to Philippi Park at 9 a.m., Friday, May 27, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. The public is welcome to tour the park and enjoy a beach-side BBQ hosted by OPAL Foundation.

"Through positive collaboration with OPAL Foundation, we worked through details to improve and operate this popular destination park," said Kevin Moynahan, John Day-Willow Creek operations project manager. "Together we now can support sustainable recreation each summer for local communities and recreating visitors."

"We are excited to be part of opening the park to new generations of visitors," said Darrell McSmith of Beaverton, Oregon, and founder of OPAL Foundation. "The Corps and the community have our commitment to maintain, preserve and enhance recreational opportunities at Philippi Park."

OPAL Foundation, a non-profit organization comprised of individuals and organizations, will provide financial and material contributions and volunteer support to open and maintain Philippi Park each year from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends. The Corps and OPAL Foundation will conduct a range of activities and projects that support recreational opportunities and protect and preserve the archeological, natural, cultural and environmental features at the park.

Philippi Park is accessible only by boat and is located approximately one mile up the John Day River from its confluence with the Columbia. Parking and boat launch facilities are available at LePage Park. For a list of Philippi Park amenities, including camping and fishing, and information on other recreation opportunities in the vicinity of John Day Dam, visit http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Locations/ColumbiaRiver/JohnDay.aspx. Learn about Opal Foundation at www.opal-foundation.org.

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Skamania County Emergency Services Street Fair (Photo)
Skamania Co. EMS and Rescue - 05/17/16 3:53 PM
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Skamania County Emergency Medical Services will be hosting their annual Open House and Street Fair in downtown Stevenson on Saturday, May 21st. The event will be held at 253 SW First Street between 11am and 2pm, and will feature multiple emergency response organizations and programs.

Our annual Open House and Street Fair provides an opportunity for emergency responders within Skamania County and the Columbia River Gorge to showcase the services they provide and interact with the people they serve in a relaxing, educational atmosphere. Visitors will find information on services to help those in crisis and gain an understanding of how emergency service agencies and personnel benefit our community.

The event kicks off with a helicopter landing by the Life Flight Network, and continues with demonstrations by the Clark County Sheriff's Office K9 Team. A recognition ceremony, honoring those personnel who have gone above and beyond in providing aid will begin at noon, and a community CPR class will be offered throughout the day. While you are here, you can enjoy a hot dog and beverages provided by our generous sponsors, which include: A&J Select Market, Franz Bakery, Rock Cove Assisted Living and the Carson General Store.


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Advisory Committee Recommends Moving Plans Forward for Beaverton Public Safety Center
City of Beaverton - 05/17/16 3:27 PM
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The City of Beaverton's Public Safety Center Advisory Committee (PSCAC) voted at its meeting last night to ask the Beaverton City Council for a new police and emergency management facility. The $35 million facility is to be built on city-owned property in Beaverton.


"The citizen committee feels strongly after five years of study that we've got a good proposal and we are ready move forward," said PSCAC chair Jim McCreight. "Beaverton needs a public safety center we can count on, especially in times of crisis."


The committee's recommendation calls for a 90,000 square foot building at the corner of SW Hall Blvd and SW Allen Blvd. The site would house the city's police department as well as the emergency operations center. The building would be built to critical facility standards to ensure the city's emergency response functions were intact in case of natural disasters.


The committee recommended a public vote be held to ask voters to fund the facility at the same rate they are currently paying for the city's library bonds, which will be retired next year. As a result, taxpayers would pay essentially the same rate they do today for the library but extend the timeframe to cover the costs of the public safety building construction.


"This concept makes sense," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "It directs our resources wisely without raising our property tax rate beyond what we pay today. The committee did a great job with their recommendation."


The committee also recommended that the city consider bringing the issue to voters on the November 2016 ballot.


The committee is expected to present their recommendations at the next Beaverton City Council meeting on June 7.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as one of the safest cities in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press with cities more than 75,000). 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 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 Silver 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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Walgreens Robbery In Tigard (Photo)
Tigard Police - 05/17/16 2:14 PM
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Robbery Suspect Photos Added



A 9-1-1 call to Tigard Police at approximately 9:50 p.m. on May 14th advised that the Walgreen's Pharmacy located at 13939 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard had been robbed. A pharmacist reported that two black male adults entered the pharmacy area and demanded drugs and cash. Witness statements provided to police further stated both suspects displayed handguns during the robbery. The suspects fled from store with an underdetermined amount of narcotics and cash.

Tigard Police swiftly set up an area containment around the property and adjacent neighborhoods. Additionally, Tigard Police initiated a K9 track. No suspects were located. Tigard Police investigators are furthering the investigation and working to gather evidence which includes evidence collection and video surveillance from the store and surrounding areas.

If anyone has information regarding the incident, you're urged to contact Tigard Police at 503-718-COPS (2677) or via email at: tips@tigard -or.gov


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Updated Information on Driver Captured After Fleeing Early Morning Crash
Gresham Police Dept - 05/17/16 1:59 PM
Gresham, Ore. -- Police have made an arrest in the early morning crash that sent one person to the hospital and closed roads for hours in southeast Gresham.

Heidi Kirillova, 29, of Portland was traveling westbound on Highway 26 in a black 2010 Honda Civic sedan at a high rate of speed. As Kirillova approached SE Powell Valley Road, police say she struck the back of a 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Kevin Maden, 40, of Sandy who was also traveling westbound on Highway 26. Maden was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries and has since been released.

After the crash, Kirillova attempted to steal two vehicles belonging to citizens who stopped at the crash scene to help. After her attempts were foiled by bystanders, she fled the scene on foot and was apprehended by police in the 2400 block of E Powell Boulevard.

Kirillova will be booked into Multnomah County Detentions Center on the following charges;

1ct DUII (controlled substance)
1ct Reckless driving
2cts Reckless endangerment
1ct Fail to perform the duties of a driver -- injury
2cts Assault in the 3rd degree
1ct Criminal mischief in the 2nd degree
1ct Robbery in the 3rd degree -- carjacking
1ct Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle
1ct Attempted unauthorized use of a motor vehicle

Roadways in the area are now open.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed this morning's crash or the events surrounding the crash to call the Gresham Police tip line at 503-618-2719.
Committee for Family Forestlands meets May 23
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 05/17/16 1:47 PM
Contact:
Nick Hennemann, Public Affairs Specialist, Salem, 503-945-7248
Lena Tucker, Deputy Chief Private Forests Division, Salem, 503-945-7529


The Committee for Family Forestlands will meet Monday, May 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The committee will finalize its annual report to the Board of Forestry and 2016-17 work plan. The meeting will be at the Oregon Department of Forestry's Headquarters, Santiam Room, Building D, 2600 State Street, Salem.

The meeting will also include:
Updates on the Private Forests Division, streamside shade buffer rulemaking, the Asian Gypsy Moth eradication project, and the 2016 fire season
Discussions about the bald eagle rules, seedling supply and demand, and compensation for ecosystem services

The 13-member Committee for Family Forestlands researches policies that affect family forestland viability, natural resource protection and forestry benefits. Based on its findings, the committee recommends actions to the Oregon Board of Forestry and State Forester. You can find more information at: www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/CFF.aspx.

Public Meetings
The public is invited to 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 more information about attending the meeting please contact Susan Dominique at 503-945-7502.

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PIO Forum is May 19
Salem Police Dept. - 05/17/16 1:35 PM
Reminder-The next PIO forum will be held on Thursday, May 19 at 11:30 am. The meeting will be held at CCTV, 575 Trade St SE in Salem.

This is an excellent opportunity for media to meet with a variety of local Public Information Officers and to exchange information and ideas
Coffee with a Cop set for May 24
Salem Police Dept. - 05/17/16 12:51 PM
Officers from the Salem Police Department extend an invitation to Salem residents to for coffee and conversation at local café, the Ike Box, 299 Cottage ST NE, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24.

The event, known as Coffee with a Cop, is an opportunity for community members to join officers for good conversation over an enjoyable cup of coffee.

"Our Coffee with a Cop events have been very popular with the community and the officers," said Lt. Dave Okada whose section oversees and participates in the program, "The officers enjoy meeting residents and having the chance to have a relaxed conversation in a comfortable setting."

Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by the US Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events held across the country strive to make lasting connections between local law enforcement and the communities they serve.

The May event makes the third time the Salem Police Department meets with community members over a fresh perk.

For more information about the event, please contact the Salem Police Crime Prevention Unit at 503-588-6175.
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AMR providing free CPR training to help saves lives during National Emergency Medical Services Week
AMR Portland - 05/17/16 11:28 AM
On May 18, local EMS provider AMR (American Medical Response) will provide coaching to local residents and teach them to save lives through compression-only CPR. The event is part of AMR's nationwide observance of National Emergency Medical Services Week with events in 40 states. This year, students from Benson Polytechnic High School in Portland will assist with the training.

Compression-only CPR allows bystanders to keep life-saving blood flowing through a victim's body just by pressing on the chest in a hard, fast rhythm. The message is simple, when someone is found unresponsive.....
Call 911
Push hard and fast in the center of the chest until help arrives
Send someone to find an AED [if possible]

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

WHEN: May 18, 2016

WHERE:
Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI)
1945 SE Water Avenue
Portland, Oregon
Hours: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, free event - no admission fee

Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Road
Portland, Oregon
Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, event free with Zoo admission fee

Clackamas Community College -- outside Community Center
19600 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, Oregon
Hours: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, free event

VISUALS: AMR employees providing free training, members of the community learning a life-saving skill.

NOTE: the training is compression-only CPR for bystanders and not a certifying CPR course for employment purposes. For more information about AMR's CPR Challenge, please visit www.amr.net/CPR .


Attached Media Files: 2016-05/562/94511/CPR-hands_only_-_Updated_5-2016.pdf , 2016-05/562/94511/051716_AMR_CPR_Challenge_media_advisory.pdf
UPDATED with detour info: Washington Park - temporary road closure (Photo)
Portland Parks & Recreation - 05/17/16 11:16 AM
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The bike/pedestrian path off NW Burnside and 24th Place will be closed all day on May 18, 2016, to complete paving on Sterns Canyon Road in Washington Park. Please see the attached map.

The best detour from the NW Flanders/NW Everett bikeway is to use NW 23rd to Vista Ave, then to Park Ave into Washington Park. We apologize for the inconvenience of this project as we work to make Sterns Canyon a better connection for cyclists. The first phase of this project is to repave portions of the pathway. Later, we will remove the gate and replace it with bollards. In addition, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will be making improvements to the bike signal, signage, and curb ramps at that intersection to improve access. We expect the full project to be complete in late summer.

More info on Washington Park: http://bit.ly/1Ticmga


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Free recycle day event in east Vancouver May 21
City of Vancouver - 05/17/16 10:47 AM
Vancouver, Wash. -- City of Vancouver Solid Waste Services, in partnership with Clark County Environmental Services, invites Vancouver residents to a Green Neighbors Recycling Day Event, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at the Fisher's Landing Transit Center, 3510 S.E. 164th Ave.

The popular recycling event is an opportunity for Vancouver residents to drop off block foam, electronic equipment, old tires without rims, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioning units and scrap metal. There is a limit of five tires per participant vehicle.

Shredding will be offered at this event, with a limit of two banker boxes per person.

Reminder: Household hazardous waste (HHW), such as paints, pesticides, poisons, automotive fluids and other chemicals, cannot be accepted at this event. Residents of Clark County are asked to dispose of household hazardous waste for free at any of these three transfer stations:
Central Transfer and Recycling Center, 11034 N.E. 117th Ave., Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. -- 4 p.m.
West Vancouver Materials Recovery Center, 6601 N.W. Old River Road, Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. -- 4 p.m.
Washougal Transfer Station, 4020 S. Grant Street, third Saturday of the month, 8 a.m. -- 4 p.m.

Recycling Day Events are free and provide residents with the opportunity to manage a variety of special wastes through reuse and/or recycling. A Washington State Department of Ecology grant provides funding for this special cleanup event.

Visit www.clarkgreenneighbors.org/recyclingday.html for more details.

Information on year-round disposal of household hazardous waste and other materials is available at: www.cityofvancouver.us/RecycleRight.

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Lloyd District 7-Eleven Store Robbed Early Tuesday Morning
Portland Police Bureau - 05/17/16 10:35 AM
On Tuesday May 17, 2016, at 4:51 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the 7-Eleven store, located at 310 Northeast Weidler Street.

Officers arrived in the area and were flagged down by a witness who told police that the suspect was last seen running southbound on Northeast 3rd Avenue. Several officers, including a Police Canine Unit, checked the area but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

Officers spoke with the employee who told police that the suspect entered the store, armed with a handgun, and demanded money. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash and left the store without incident.

The employee described the suspect as a white male in his late-30s to early-40s, 5'7" tall, wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405.

Community members and businesses 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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Beaverton Police Department Launches Community Watch Security Camera Registry Program
Beaverton Police Dept. - 05/17/16 10:23 AM
The Beaverton Police Department is expanding the Neighborhood Watch concept with a new Community Watch Security Camera Registry Program.

How does it work? Locations of security cameras and contact information provided by residents and businesses will be posted on a map and serve as a resource to officers when investigating criminal activity. Officers or detectives may contact the owner/property manager entered into the registry to request video evidence to help with an investigation.

Is this a mandatory program? No. Registering the location of privately-owned security cameras and providing contact information is voluntary.

Will officers have access to live video? Not unless the owner/property manager grants permission. For example, in a retail security setting.

Does the Beaverton Police Department currently use recorded video surveillance for investigations? Yes. The Beaverton Police Department partners with many businesses and retail stores to obtain surveillance footage to investigate criminal activity and solve crime.

Where can I get more information? To learn more about the program or to register the location of your security camera, please visit BeavertonPolice.Org.
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Attached Media Files: News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Employment in Oregon April 2016 News Release
Oregon Employment Dept. - 05/17/16 10:00 AM
Oregon's Payroll Employment Gains 5,700 in April

Oregon's payroll employment grew by 5,700 in April, following a revised gain of 3,800 in March. The April gain was close to the average pace seen over the past 12 months. Oregon's unemployment rate held steady at 4.5 percent in April, the same as it was in March, and down significantly from 5.7 percent in April 2015.

In April, several major industries added jobs at a brisk pace. Professional and business services hired the most, adding 2,400. Next in line was government, which added 1,500. Three other industries added close to 1,000: health care and social assistance (+1,100 jobs); construction (+1,000); and other services (+1,000).

Manufacturing dropped by 1,300 jobs in April. Most of those losses were in durable goods manufacturing; however, Oregon's semiconductor and electronic component manufacturing industry added jobs in April.

A record 64,100 nonfarm payroll jobs were added in Oregon over the past 12 months, for an annual growth rate of 3.6 percent. The next closest over-the-year gain--since at least 1990--occurred in May 1997 when 61,500 jobs were added.

Since April 2015, job growth has been rapid in construction (+7,900 jobs, or 9.6%), and in several industries that grew by more than 5 percent: professional and business services (+13,000 jobs or 5.8%); other services (+3,400 jobs or 5.7%); and health care and social assistance (+11,200 jobs or 5.1%). Furthermore, growth was widespread among other industries, with most adding more than 3 percent. No industry declined significantly since April 2015, although manufacturing did cut 100 jobs.

Oregon's labor force participation rate rose to 62.6 percent in April, from 62.3 percent in March, and up from 60.8 percent in April 2015. The labor force participation rate is the share of the population 16 years and older that is employed or unemployed. It has been trending upward since last year.

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

Notes:
All numbers in the above narrative are seasonally adjusted except for the detailed industry employment components.

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

The Oregon Employment Department publishes payroll employment estimates that are revised quarterly by using employment counts from employer unemployment insurance tax records. All department publications use this Official Oregon Series data unless noted otherwise. This month's release incorporates the October, November and December 2015 tax records data. In addition, data for July 2015 through September 2015 were revised upward by a total of 1,200 to 1,900 per month. The department continues to make the original nonfarm payroll employment series available; these data are produced by the BLS.

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

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

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


Attached Media Files: Employment in Oregon April 2016 News Release
Five Star Guitars wins National Small Business Person of the Year Award (Photo)
PCC - 05/17/16 9:39 AM
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HILLSBORO, Ore. -- This announcement is music to their ears.

The owners of Hillsboro's Five Star Guitars, clients of a partnership between Portland Community College Small Business Development Center and the city of Hillsboro, have been given the 2016 National Small Business Person of the Year Award. The Small Business Administration announced the awards this spring, selecting small businesses that have staying power, growth in employees and sales, innovation, response to adversity, and community contributions.

Five Star Guitars, owned by Jeremie Murfin, Geoff Metts and Johnpaul Simonet, have served thousands of customers and musicians since 2012 at locations in Hillsboro and Tanasbourne. The store serves beginner to pro musicians by stocking major guitar brands and finding rare or vintage instruments. Five Star Guitars also offers private lessons, full service instrument and amp repair, and custom tuning.

"We are really excited about this award," Metts said. "It's a huge honor. It's a big deal for us to represent this industry, since we're the first music store to win it in the 60 years of the award. The significance is not lost on us, and we want to make the most of it."

Five Star Guitars earned the designation after it participated in the 2015 Retail Small Business Management Program at PCC's Willow Creek Center. The program is 10 months long and focuses on strengthening retail businesses through education and one-on-one advising.

"The Retail Small Business Management Program has been an invaluable experience that directly contributed to the success and growth we have seen in recent months," Murfin said. "We've had unprecedented growth, added staff, and risen in our industry quicker than we ever thought possible."

In addition, Hillsboro's Economic Development Department provided a partial scholarship from the city's Enterprise Zone Program to Murfin, as well as to other qualifying small businesses in the downtown area.

"A strong economy is an essential part of a healthy city," said Mark Clemons, director of Hillsboro's Economic Development Department. "Small businesses are vital to Hillsboro's economy, job creation, and culture of innovation. Five Star Guitars is a great example of how our small businesses benefit from the partnership we created with the PCC Small Business Development Center, helping entrepreneurs and employees take their business to the next level."

The PCC Small Business Development Center has helped thousands of businesses over the past 30 years, combining one-on-one advising with programs taught by business experts and giving their clients the resources they need to grow their businesses. For more information, go to www.pcc.edu/sbdc.

"Small business is the backbone of our economy, and we know how hard small business owners work," said Tammy Marquez-Oldham, director of PCC's SBDC. "This award gives us the opportunity as business advisors to celebrate our clients and to recognize their hard work."

Hillsboro's Economic Development Department works with businesses, helping to foster employment opportunities and a higher quality of life for local families by supporting business growth--whether in the historic downtown or the heart of the Silicon Forest. For more information, call (503) 681-6181.


About Portland Community College: PCC is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and 19th largest in the nation, serving approximately 85,000 full- and part-time students. PCC has four comprehensive campuses, eight 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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Albertina Kerr Receives $150,000 Grant from FamilyCare Health (Photo)
Albertina Kerr - 05/17/16 9:24 AM
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PORTLAND, Ore. (May 17, 2016) -- Today, Albertina Kerr announced that FamilyCare Health, an Oregon Coordinated Care Organization, has invested $150,000 to support their Community Promise capital campaign funding the expansion and renovation of the Campus for Children's Mental Health in Gresham. The financial support from FamilyCare Health helps Albertina Kerr surpass a $6 million mark towards a $6.5 million goal of the Community Promise campaign.

The ten-acre campus allows Albertina Kerr to coordinate and deliver community-based mental health services reaching families throughout the state of Oregon. The completed Campus for Children's Mental Health brings together leading practitioners, critical program services and facilities designed to best practice standards that are Kerr's hallmark of children's mental health services.

This partnership is the perfect fit as both Albertina Kerr and FamilyCare Health are recognized as leaders in providing patient-centered care to Oregonians. Albertina Kerr served 288 FamilyCare Health members last year.

"On behalf of Albertina Kerr, we are grateful to FamilyCare Health for the grant they have provided towards the Community Promise campaign. The completion of the property will allow Kerr to increase the number of children and their families it serves to more than 1,000 each year. Everything we as a community can do to help support children's mental health is key to saving a life," said Fritz Bartsch, Community Promise Co-Chair.

"Albertina Kerr has been a great partner in providing community based services to children with mental health concerns," said Cindy Becker, FamilyCare Vice President, Public Affairs. "We're excited about the opportunity to increase their capacity for our members and for the region."

Grant funding from FamilyCare Health will be used to support final phase construction costs, plus furnishings, fixtures and equipment in the clinical facilities on Kerr's Children's Mental Health Campus.

For more information, contact Steve Zeiden at 503.408.4721 or SteveZ@AlbertinaKerr.org

About Albertina Kerr
Since 1907, Albertina Kerr has strengthened Oregon families and communities. Today, we provide programs and services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges, empowering them to live richer lives. Albertina Kerr's capital campaign, Kerr Community Promise, helps raise awareness and funds to support children's mental health.

For more information about Albertina Kerr, call 503.239.8101 or visit www.albertinakerr.org

About FamilyCare Health
For 30+ years, FamilyCare Health has been providing patient-centered health care to Oregonians. With over 130,000 members, FamilyCare Health is a Medicare and Medicaid managed care organization providing health plan services in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington and Marion counties. FamilyCare was the first health plan in Oregon to integrate models of physical and mental health. It was the first Coordinated Care Organization in the tri?county area certified by the Oregon Health Authority. More information at http://www.familycareinc.org/

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Save Your Jugs and Cartons: Milk Carton Boat Race Returns on June 26 (Photo)
Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council - 05/17/16 9:19 AM
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Royal Rosarians adopting popular Rose Festival competition

A unique tradition dating back to 1973, the Milk Carton Boat Race will welcome boaters back to the historic Westmoreland Park Casting Pond in Portland on Sunday, June 26. The Rose Festival sanctioned event will be produced by the Royal Rosarians and sponsored by the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council (formerly Dairy Farmers of Oregon).

"The Royal Rosarians are proud to adopt this great community event, and registration will be opening soon," said Rick Saturn, Prime Minister, Royal Rosarian. "So drink your milk and start saving up those milk cartons and jugs!"

Aptly named, the Milk Carton Boat Race features large, hand-made, human-powered boats that float entirely by means of recycled milk cartons and jugs. Racers young and old compete with their creatively constructed watercraft in seven classes ranging from sleek and slim boats built for speed to the whimsical showboat class. There is even a corporate category for businesses. All compete for the coveted Best in Show milk can trophy.

"We are so grateful the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council and Royal Rosarians came together to carry on this fantastic family fun event," said Frank Chinn, Portland Rose Festival Foundation President. "The Milk Carton Boat Race is one of the more creative and colorful events in our encore season and a great way to cap the 2016 Rose Festival."

The race will take place at the Westmoreland Park Casting Pond in the Sellwood Neighborhood of southeast Portland on June 26 at 11 a.m. It is free to attend and participate in the races; and with great food, giveaways and entertainment, it promises to be a fun event for all ages.

"What better way to celebrate June Dairy Month than a Milk Carton Boat Race?" said Pete Kent, executive director of the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council. "We appreciate the involvement and leadership of the Royal Rosarians and the Portland Rose Festival Foundation, and look forward to seeing this year's new fleet of milk carton boats on the water."

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About the Royal Rosarians:

In distinctive white suits and straw hats, the Royal Rosarians serve by Mayoral Declaration as the "Official Greeters and Ambassadors of Goodwill for the City of Portland." Formed in 1912, the Royal Rosarians promote the best interests of the City of Portland and the Portland Rose Festival.

Royal Rosarians welcome visiting dignitaries from around the world and host hundreds of out-of-town visitors each year. Representing the outstanding character of the citizens of Portland, members march in parades throughout the world, promoting the Rose as the Queen of Flowers and Portland as the Rose Capital of the World. The Royal Rosarians are a volunteer organization dedicated to community service in charitable projects through the Royal Rosarian Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization.

About the Portland Rose Festival Foundation:

The Portland Rose Festival has made Portland, Oregon a better place to live and visit for 109 years. As Portland's Official Festival, The Rose Festival attracts over one million people to the Pacific Northwest every year. By sharing community pride, the Rose Festival provides Portland with fun and entertainment for all ages and generates more than $70 million for the region's economy and local businesses.

The Rose Festival Foundation is a non-profit that serves the community by providing families with events and programs that promote the arts, education and volunteerism. We value environmental responsibility, cultural diversity, patriotism and our floral heritage.

About the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council:

The Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council is funded and directed by the Oregon dairy industry, with governance by a ten-member Board of Commissioners and oversight by the Oregon Department of Agriculture. Oregon is home to 240 dairy farm families and 22 dairy processors who provide more than $1 billion in economic impacts annually, along with delicious, award-winning cheeses, ice creams, yogurts, fluid milk and other high quality dairy products.


Attached Media Files: All participants wear life jackets , Truck themed entry , Island themed entry , Cheese themed entry , Creative handmade boats , 2015 Best in Show, Thomas Clute , Award ceremony , Milk Carton Boat Race logo
Community Invited to Free Cascadia Earthquake Preparedness Presentation: Prepare Out Loud
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 05/17/16 9:04 AM
The Red Cross Prepare Out Loud presentation on June 1 aims to teach attendees practical steps to start preparing for disasters and the important role individuals can play in building a culture of preparedness.

PORTLAND, Ore., May 17, 2016 - The American Red Cross Cascades Region is helping our community be prepared for disasters such as a 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake by holding its first-ever Prepare Out Loud community preparedness forum. Attendees will experience a unique and interactive presentation where they will learn:

- the science and history of the Cascadia Subduction Zone,
- how humans behave during disasters,
- what to expect during a Cascadia earthquake,
- how to quickly locate your loved ones following a disaster, and
- how much food, water and other supplies you will need to take care of yourself and others.

Following the Prepare Out Loud presentation, attendees will understand the central role their actions and voices play in building a culture of resilience.

"Everyone has the power to be prepared for a disaster," said Amy Shlossman, CEO of the Red Cross Cascades Region. "Prepare Out Loud is focused on the basic steps we can start taking today to get prepare for disasters of all kinds and how together, our community can come together to rise to the challenge of a Cascadia earthquake."

Children are welcome at the event. The kid-friendly sessions Preparedness Pals and Pillowcase Presentations for ages 5 -11 will be available for children during the Prepare Out Loud presentation.

WHAT: American Red Cross Prepare Out Loud

WHEN: Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 6 p.m. -- 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Red Cross Cascades Region Headquarters: 3131 N. Vancouver Ave., Portland, OR 97227

RSVP AT: www.redcross.org/PrepareOutLoud


Attached Media Files: Prepare Out Loud Flyer , 2016-05/1190/94501/Red_Cross_Prepare_Out_Loud_Helps_Prepare_Community_for_Cascadia_5-17.pdf
Vancouver PAL hosts 3rd annual Hoopin' With Heroes charity basketball game (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 05/17/16 8:44 AM
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Vancouver, Wash. -- On May 20, 2016, the Vancouver Police Activities League (PAL) will host the 3rd annual Hoopin' With Heroes Police vs. Fire charity basketball game.

Date: May 20, 2016
Time: Tip-off 7:15 p.m.
Location: Fort Vancouver High School (5700 E 18th Street)

This event promises to serve up some friendly competition on the court between players representing the Vancouver Police Department, the Clark County Sheriff's Office, the Washington State Department Of Corrections, and the Vancouver Fire Department. Cost of entry is canned food or $5, with all food donations benefiting Treasure House and Share.

Prior to tip-off, Shoot 360 will be holding a free basketball clinic from 5:45-6:45 for 4th-7th grade youth.

Special thanks to McCord's Vancouver Toyota for their sponsorship of the event.

For more information on the Vancouver Police Activities League 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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Driver Captured After Fleeing Early Morning Crash
Gresham Police Dept - 05/17/16 8:27 AM
Gresham, Ore. -- Police officers and medical personnel responded to the intersection of SE Powell Valley Road and SE Burnside Road on reports of a vehicle crash. A witness reported seeing the suspect vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed at the time of the crash. After the collision, the driver of the suspect vehicle, who is being described as an adult female, fled the scene on foot and was apprehended by police in the 2400 block of E Powell Boulevard. The driver of the second vehicle was taken by ambulance to an area hospital. The extent of his injuries are unknown at this time. Traffic in the area is being impacted due to road closures as the East County Vehicular Crime Team investigates the crash.

Police are asking drivers to avoid the area if at all possible. They have provided alternate routes to avoid the crash scene.

Westbound Highway 26 coming into Gresham is closed at SE Powell Valley Road. Drivers can take SE Palmquist Road to SE Kane drive and travel north to NE Division Street and then west on Division Street to NE Burnside Road.

Eastbound Burnside is closed at SE 1st Street. Drivers can take NE Hogan Drive and travel south to SE Palmquist Road and then east on Palmquist Road to Highway 26.
Sheriff's Marine Deputy awarded Western States Boating Law Enforcement Officer of the Year (Photo)
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/17/16 8:23 AM
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For his work in recreational marine law enforcement and water safety education, Clark County Marine Deputy Todd Baker has been awarded the Western States Boating Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award, from the Western States Boating Administrator's Association (WSBAA). Deputy Baker is now one of only three law enforcement officers nominated for the national marine law enforcement officer of the year. The national award will be presented at the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) conference September 2016 in Seattle, WA.


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Partnership with Providence employees brings color to Providence Academy (Photo)
Fort Vancouver National Trust - 05/17/16 8:20 AM
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PHOTO OPPORTUNITY!
Employees from Providence Health and Services will volunteer to conduct a cleanup and planting of colorful flowers on the property of the Providence Academy (400 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver WA.)from 2 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 26. The employees are members of ProvNext, an organized networking group of professionals within Providence Health & Services.

"This planting not only gives the historic Providence Academy a springtime facelift, it symbolizes new beginnings for the property," said Fort Vancouver National Trust President and CEO, Mike True. The Academy was awarded $1 million out of the Washington state supplemental budget in April, to replace the roof and repair the front porches of the 143-year-old building. That work is scheduled to begin this summer. "We are grateful for our friendship and partnership with Providence, and for their heartfelt commitment to this beautiful Vancouver landmark."

Over 20 ProvNext volunteers will plant about 100 annuals and perennials. The plants and five yards of bark dust are being donated to the cause by LandCare in Tigard, Oregon. The plants will be arranged within the heart-shaped grassy area that is encircled by the original carriage turnaround at the Academy entrance. It was made in the shape of a heart by Mother Joseph, who designed and built the Academy, to represent the Sisters of the Sacred Heart.

"ProvNext organizes group service projects and events designed to serve the local community," said Eric Robinson, Providence Health & Services, Oregon -- Strategic Management Services.
"The Providence Academy Clean-up/Beautification of the Sacred Heart event is a great example of just such a community-oriented project."

Providence Academy was designed, constructed, and opened as the first "House of Providence" in 1873 by Mother Joseph and the Sisters of the Sacred Heart who traveled to Vancouver from Montreal, Canada. The Academy served an orphanage and school, and now is home to 65 small business tenants. The chapel and ballroom are available for events and weddings.

"For the residents of this community, the Academy is a significant reminder of the early days of the Pacific Northwest. For People of Providence, the House of Providence holds great significance in our heritage, tradition and culture as an organization," said Robinson. "The more we learn and understand the fundamental depth and importance of Providence Academy to the past and to our ongoing Mission, the more invested we feel in working to ensure that this sacred landmark is preserved in honor of Mother Joseph and the pioneering Sisters of Providence. The opportunity to partner with the Fort Vancouver Trust on this cleanup project not only benefits the community with a beautiful area to relax and enjoy, it deepens our connection to our history and the amazing group of women who came before us to serve the Northwest. We hope to form a lasting relationship with the Trust and look forward to contributing to the conservation of this beautiful property."

This event has inspired a next level of interest, in a proposed project with the Fort Vancouver Rose Society. They are hoping to propagate roses to plant at the Providence Academy landscaping project. The roses are from the era in which the Academy was built, and are currently growing in the Heritage Rose Garden at the O. O. Howard House, on Officers Row.


About ProvNext:

"ProvNext", is an organized professional networking group and has established a venue for motivated professionals within Providence to connect and network across the organization. With a primary focus on building long-term business relationships that lead to a sense of community, this group provides members with growth and development opportunities in line with the Mission and core values of Providence Health & Services. Members are People of Providence who live that Mission and are called to serve as future leaders in the organization.

About Fort Vancouver National Trust:
The Fort Vancouver National Trust owns and manages the Providence Academy, located at 400 E. Evergreen Blvd. Established in 1998, The Fort Vancouver National Trust is a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire civic pride and economic vitality through education, preservation, and celebration of our community's history. For more information, visit www.fortvan.org or call 360-992-1800.


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Sunshine Division and Walmart to Support Military Families and Veterans with Food Box Program Prior to Armed Forces Day (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/17/16 8:00 AM
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On Wednesday May 18, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division and Walmart will be teaming up at Sunshine Division's warehouse, located at 687 North Thompson Street, to pack 1,000 food boxes to be distributed to veterans and military families throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Walmart has provided ongoing support of Sunshine Division's food assistance programs and is teaming up again to address another common mission: aiding veterans and military families with food support.

Through continued funding from a $31,000 Walmart Foundation grant, the Sunshine Division will expand its existing military and veteran assistance programs with a special food box event as well as ongoing food box and pantry support through their facility.

The recipients of the boxes include qualifying Sunshine Division clients and nonprofit partners: Operation Homefront and American Military Encouragement Network (A.M.E.N.). Operation Homefront and A.M.E.N. also provide varied year-round support to military families and veterans throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Food boxes will be distributed to pre-registered recipients at Operation Homefront on Friday, May 20, the day prior to Armed Forces Day. The Sunshine Division and a host of community resource agencies will be onsite to discuss support services they provide to military and veteran families.

"We have a motto at the Sunshine Division that we 'serve those who serve.' Who better to provide support to than families who've made significant sacrifices for their community and country? The Military and Veteran Food Box Program provides families with basic food support during times where they could use a little help," said Officer Matt Tobey, Sunshine Division's officer and Portland Police Bureau liaison. "For the second year, the Military and Veteran Food Box Program has been possible thanks to the generosity of the Walmart Foundation."

"Armed Forces Day is a time to pay tribute to the men and women in our communities who have served," said Deborah Herron Walmart public affairs director. "This year, we are proud to team up with the Sunshine Division and Operation Homefront as volunteers and by filling 1,000 food boxes to help our Oregon veterans and military families. Our time is a tribute to these men and woman and we're thankful for their service."

About the Sunshine Division

The Sunshine Division offers free food and clothing assistance directly to low-income veterans, families, and seniors six days a week at their North Portland warehouse as well as 24/7 through their partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each precinct for immediate dispatch. The Sunshine Division serves as a no-cost food bank to 15 area food assistance nonprofits, provides special food boxes through three seasonal food box programs, and funds new school clothing for low-income students in Portland Public Schools through its Izzy's Kids program. For more information, visit http://www.sunshinedivision.org

About Philanthropy at Walmart

By using our strengths to help others, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation create opportunities for people to live better every day. We have stores in 28 countries, employing more than 2.2 million associates and doing business with thousands of suppliers who, in turn, employ millions of people. We are helping people live better by accelerating upward job mobility and economic development for the retail workforce; addressing hunger and making healthier, more sustainably-grown food a reality; and building strong communities where we operate and inspiring our associates to give back. Whether it is helping to lead the fight against hunger in the United States with $2 billion in cash and in-kind donations or supporting Women's Economic Empowerment through a series of grants totaling $10 million to the Women in Factories training program in Bangladesh, China, India and Central America, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are not only working to tackle key social issues, we are also collaborating with others to inspire solutions for long-lasting systemic change. To learn more about Walmart's giving, visit http://www.foundation.walmart.com.

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Teenager Arrested and Charged with Murder (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/17/16 1:47 AM
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May 17, 2016--Detectives have arrested a teenager in relation to a homicide in a Cedar Hills residence.

On May 16, 2016, at 7:22 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies were called to a residence in the 13400 block of SW Driftwood Place in the community of Cedar Hills, concerning a possible stabbing.

Sheriff's Deputies arrived and learned the victim, Charreen Stanford, 18, had been taken to an area hospital by a family member. Sheriff's Deputies discovered the suspect, Tannekqwa Thompson, 18, had fled the house on foot prior to the deputies' arrival. Both women lived at the house where the incident occurred.

Sheriff's Deputies contained the area while two Sheriff's K9 Deputies and a Beaverton K9 Officer searched for Ms. Thompson. Law enforcement was able to keep the area locked down for more than an hour, until Ms. Thompson was found hiding in a yard nearby and taken into custody just after 8:30 p.m.

Ms. Stanford was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.

The Washington County Major Crimes Team and the Washington County Forensic Science Unit responded to the house to investigate and process the crime scene.
Ms. Thompson was lodged in the Washington County Jail charged with Murder, and held without the possibility of bail.

There is no additional information available for release at this early stage of the investigation.


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One-Alarm Fire Damages Vacant Hillsboro Home (Photo)
Hillsboro Fire and Rescue - 05/17/16 12:11 AM
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A one-alarm fire heavily damaged a vacant Hillsboro home Monday night. The fire was reported at 9:35 pm at 1124 SE Walnut Street. A Hillsboro Police Officer reported the incident when he saw flames and smoke billowing from the two-story structure. When firefighters from Hillsboro Fire Department's Main Fire Station arrived, they found heavy fire coming from the boarded up windows and eaves of the wood frame, 1920s, vintage home. From the exterior, they knocked down the main body of the fire. Additional firefighters arrived and ventilated the attic space and assisted in extinguishing the flames. All fire was extinguished in 35 minutes. A total of 24 Hillsboro Fire Department personnel responded to the fire. There were no injuries.

A fire investigator is examining the scene and interviewing witnesses to try and determine the cause of the blaze. No damage estimate has been determined.
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Salem Police to Continue Specialized Patrols
Salem Police Dept. - 05/16/16 8:33 PM
The Salem Police Department will continue with specialized patrols to target those who are Driving Under The Influence of Intoxicants and will add extra patrols on the weekends to enhance the safety of our roadways as the weather gets nicer and people get out on the weekends.

The overtime patrols shifts, funded by Oregon Impact, will continue to focus on the very dangerous issue of driving while impaired. During the month of April, Salem Police Department arrested 43 people for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, issued 61 citations for Driving While Suspended and issued another 767 citations and warnings for various other offenses.

The Salem Police Department and our partners such as Oregon Impact are committed to keeping our community safe through traffic safety enforcement and education.
CORRECTION - 2016: Calls for Police Continue to Rise as Auto Theft, Bike Theft and Robbery Reports Climb
Portland Police Bureau - 05/16/16 5:21 PM
The crime and calls for service stats released are for the first four months of 2016, not the first quarter as initially listed. All of the numbers are correct and comparable.

The Bureau regrets the error.

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###ORIGINAL RELEASE BELOW###

The Portland Police Bureau has released crime statistics for the first four months of 2016 (January - April) with a comparison to the previous five year average.

Data show the city has experienced an overall decline in crime, but a rise gang-related violent crimes; motor vehicle theft; car prowls; bicycle theft; and robbery.

Additionally, the Bureau has released calls for service data for January - April, which shows a steady rise in calls for police over the past 5 years - from 62,137 in 2012 to 77,604 in 2016.

City of Portland Crime Stats (January - April 2016)
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/576931

Calls For Service (January - April 2016)
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/576930

Overall crime is down 2%, including a remarkable 74% drop in homicides. At the end of April 2016, there were only 2 homicides in the City of Portland compared to an average of 8 over the past five years (January - April).

The Bureau is concerned about the significant rise in both larceny (theft) and robbery crimes.

Motor Vehicle Theft is up 31%

Theft from Auto (car prowls) is up 21%

Bicycle Theft is up 12%

Robbery is up 12%

Suspected gang and gun violence continues to rise and is measured over several different categories.

As of May 12, 2016, there have been 64 gang-related violent crimes, the majority of them involving gun violence. At the same time in 2015, there had been 48 incidents of gang violence.

"I'm concerned about the rising rate of robbery and theft crimes, as well as the continued increase in gang and gun violence," said Chief Lawrence P. O'Dea III. "We need the community's help in crime prevention especially at this time of reduced police resources."

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

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

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

To avoid becoming a car prowl victim, the Portland Police Bureau would like to remind people to keep the interior of their vehicles "showroom" clean. Community members are advised never to leave valuables, including bags, purses, wallets, briefcases, laptops, tablets, cell phones, loose change or anything that may appear valuable to a thief in plain view.

Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau released a video in 2009 titled "Confessions of a Car Prowler," which can be viewed at http://youtu.be/De5IHBoGz6A

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offers advice on auto theft prevention: http://www.nhtsa.gov/Vehicle+Safety/Vehicle-Related+Theft/Theft+Prevention

The Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) offers advice on bike theft prevention: https://btaoregon.org/2012/09/five-dos-and-donts-to-keep-your-bike-from-getting-stolen/

Crime prevention tips for homes and business can be found by visiting the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention webpage, http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/cp

This is the first crime statistics release after the Bureau switched from the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program Summary Reporting System (SRS) to the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). For further details about the switch from SRS to NIBERS, please visit https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/nibrs/2012

In the future, the Bureau plans to release this data on a quarterly basis.

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Former Kaiser Nurse Arrested for Criminal Mistreatment and Sexual Abuse (Photo)
Beaverton Police Dept. - 05/16/16 5:11 PM
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CORRECTION
One count of sex abuse in the third degree not the first degree.

UPDATE
Alex Woolner was arrested this afternoon after a Grand Jury indicted him Friday on four additional charges related to two newly identified victims. Woolner was indicted on one count of sexual abuse in the first degree, one count of computer crimes and two counts of invasion of personal privacy. He is currently at the Washington County Jail.
We are asking that any other women who were victimized by Woolner while he was employed as a nurse with Kaiser please come forward.


UPDATE
Woolner's mug shot has been added if needed.

He was charged with 4 counts of sexual abuse in the third degree, 3 counts of invasion of personal privacy in the second degree, 2 counts of computer crimes, these are all class A misdemeanors and 1 count of criminal mistreatment in the first degree, this is a class C felony.

As of this update I am not aware of any other victims.

Alex Matthew Woolner, 37 years of age, from North Plains was arrested this evening for crimes he committed against patients while working as a nurse for Kaiser Permanente in Beaverton. Woolner was victimizing female patients that came to Kaiser Permanente for medical treatment.

On January 26, 2016 the Beaverton Police Department initiated an investigation into alleged criminal offenses committed by Woolner while performing duties as a nurse at the Beaverton Kaiser Permanente clinic on SW Western Avenue. The initial investigation involved allegations that Woolner abused his position by having contact with the victim, both physical and verbal, which was sexual in nature and which subjected the victim to an unnecessary and intrusive exam.

During the course of the investigation, additional victims have been identified resulting in multiple criminal offenses and related charges for Woolner that were similar in nature. Woolner would access victims' medical records to in order to obtain their personal cell phone numbers. He would then text and call the victims recommending additional medical procedures and for the victims to call him directly and not the Kaiser Clinic.

It is believed Woolner had direct patient contact at this location starting on January 1, 2016 and through February 29, 2016.

As there is the potential for additional victims, Detectives are asking anyone who was seen by Alex Woolner at Kaiser Permanente and feel they have information that is pertinent to this investigation, to please call the Beaverton Police Department at (503) 629-0111. Please reference Case Number 16-740754.

Woolner will be lodged at the Washington County Jail on charges of Criminal Mistreatment in the First Degree and multiple charges of Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree, Invasion of Personal Privacy and Computer Crimes for accessing patient's medical files to get their cell phone numbers.
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Three Salem Schools Briefly on Lockdown Due To Prowler
Salem Police Dept. - 05/16/16 4:02 PM
Sprague High School, Crossler Middle School, and Liberty Elementary were placed on a Level 1 lockdown Monday afternoon while police tried to find a suspect who had been prowling homes. They have since re-opened.

The incident began just after 2:00 PM when officers responded to a suspicious person running through yards and jumping fences in the 300 block of Khartoum St SE. A stolen vehicle connected to the suspect was recovered in the 400 block of LaCresta Dr SE. Despite trying to track the suspect using police K-9's, the suspect was able to evade police. He was described as a white male in his 20's, 5'9" to 5'10", wearing a bright blue t-shirt and jeans.
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Crash On Highway 20 Sends Three To Hospital West Of Sisters- Jefferson County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 05/16/16 3:44 PM
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On May 16, 2016 at about 6:54AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle head-on crash on Highway 20 near milepost 83 (east of Santiam Summit).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2005 Chevrolet Colorado was traveling eastbound on Highway 20 when it lost control while negotiating a corner on a wet roadway. The Chevrolet spun out and into the path of a westbound 2016 Kia sport utility. The Chevrolet struck the Kia nearly head-on and then rolled over after impact.

The driver of the Chevrolet, Fredi TORRES REYES, age 20, of Woodburn, was transported by ground ambulance to Saint Charles Bend for non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Kia, Terje WALTHINSEN, age 71, and his passenger, Timothy J WALTHINSEN, age 38, (both of Redmond) were taken by ground ambulance to Sisters where they were transferred to air ambulance. Both currently are at Saint Charles Bend with life threatening injuries.

Speeding by TORRES REYES is being considered a contributing factor in the crash. It was also learned TORRES REYES has a suspended Oregon Driver's License.

The westbound lanes of Highway 20 were closed for about five hours while the investigation was conducted. OSP was assisted by the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Black Butte Police Department, Black Butte Fire Department, Sisters - Camp Sherman Fire Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

More information will be released when it becomes available as this is an ongoing investigation.


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PCC announces top candidates for college presidency (Photo)
PCC - 05/16/16 3:26 PM
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PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland Community College's search for its next president has been narrowed to three finalists.

Candidates under consideration are Rassoul Dastmozd of Saint Paul, Minn., Mark Mitsui of Washington, D.C., and Melinda Nish of Bonita, Calif. They were selected from a group of six semi-finalists who had been culled from an applicant pool of more than 50 from around the globe. A college presidential search advisory committee made up of staff, faculty, a student, community members, and representatives from PCC's Board of Directors and Foundation Board led the selection process. Finalists were selected on the basis of their qualifications stated in their resumes or curricula vitae, and on their performance during the interview process with the committee.

"Our committee had an extraordinarily talented and strong group of candidates to consider, and we greatly appreciate the time, dedication and input of the committee members throughout this process," said Gene Pitts, vice chair of PCC's Board of Directors (Zone 6 -- Yamhill County and Beaverton) and co-chair of the presidential search advisory committee.

Added PCC Board Director Kali Thorne Ladd (Zone 2 -- Parts of Columbia County and Northeast Portland), who served as co-chair with Pitts, "Each of the three finalists is highly qualified and has ample community college experience. We are very excited to welcome them to PCC next week to meet with faculty, staff, students and the community at large."

The college will hold forums with the finalists the week of May 23 to enable the public and college community to meet and ask questions of each of the candidates. PCC's Board of Directors will conduct finalist interviews.

Details about the forums can be found on the college's president search Web page: www.pcc.edu/presidentsearch

The announcement of PCC's next president is anticipated to take place in late June. The new president will replace Jeremy Brown, who left PCC in May 2015. Since Brown's departure, Sylvia Kelley, PCC's executive vice president, has served as interim president.

Following is background information on each of the finalists:

Rassoul Dastmozd

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Dastmozd is the president/CEO of Saint Paul College in Saint Paul, Minn., one of 31 independently accredited institutions in Minnesota's colleges and universities system and also the most diverse and fastest-growing comprehensive college in the state.

Since arriving in 2011, Dastmozd has led Saint Paul College, which has a total enrollment of 12,000 students, to national recognition as the No. 1 community college in the U.S. as ranked by Washington Monthly magazine. He was honored with the 2016 H.E.R.B.I.E. Award by the Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce for giving back to the community and for fostering strategic partnerships with local public, private and nonprofit organizations. The college also was named an Outstanding Business Success by the chamber. Additionally, Dastmozd received the 2016 Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction by Phi Theta Kappa and the 2016 Minnesota Business Magazine (Real) Power of 50 award.

Dastmozd has experience in strategic planning, accreditation and accountability initiatives, recently completing and operationalizing a strategic plan and vision for Saint Paul College. He has guided the college to meeting and exceeding statewide completion benchmarks in the areas of student success, diversity, number of certificates/degrees awarded, efficient use of resources, stewardship of facilities and fiscal management, and development of new resources. He has served on several regional and national boards including the American Association of Community Colleges' (AACC) Diversity Commission, AACC Master Mentor for MentorLink, NSF National Visiting Team, CyberWatch West and Minnesota Philanthropy, to name a few.

He has a Pacific Northwest connection: Before joining Saint Paul, Dastmozd was Clark College's vice president of instruction and workforce education for five years. Prior to Clark College, he was the dean of the Applied Technologies Division for Eastern Iowa Community College District, Scott Community College, from 1999 to 2006.

Dastmozd has a bachelor's degree in Engineering Technology from Southwest State University in Minnesota, a master's degree in Educational Administration from Drake University in Iowa, and a doctorate in Education & Human Resources from Colorado State University.

Mark Mitsui

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Since 2013, Mitsui has served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges within the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education for the U.S. Department of Education. In this role he works to advance the community college agenda of the President and Secretary of Education by partnering with the White House, Education Department divisions and federal agencies and national stakeholders.

Prior to working in Washington D.C., Mitsui was the president of North Seattle College in Washington state from 2010 to 2013. While there, Mitsui successfully navigated the community college, which serves nearly 7,000 students, through the worst budget reduction the state had experienced in 30 years. During the college's 2013 accreditation review, he was commended for his strong leadership, inclusive strategic planning and transparency in decision-making. While guiding North Seattle, Mitsui was effective in his efforts to garner a variety of grants, was the founding chair of the Asian Pacific Islander Association of Colleges and Universities, was a member of the National Asian/Pacific Islander Council of AACC, and in 2013 was honored with the Rhonda Quash Coates Award for contributions to the Multicultural Student Services Directors Council of Washington state.

Before arriving to North Seattle College, Mitsui served as the vice president of student services at South Seattle College, from 2006 to 2010.

Mitsui holds a bachelor's degree in Physical Education from Western Washington University, a master's degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Washington, and is working on his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, also at the University of Washington.

Melinda Nish

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Nish is the superintendent/president of Southwestern Community College District in Chula Vista, Calif., which serves more than 20,000 students annually. She oversees five administrative divisions that operate student services, academic affairs, business and finance, technology and employee services.

Among Nish's many accomplishments since arriving to Southwestern in 2012 is the realignment of the $389 million Prop R construction plan with new education and facilities master plans, as well as the establishment of MOUs with three Mexican higher education institutions to launch cooperative programs. She was elected to serve as president of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Community College Association for 2012-2013, which was followed by her election as the Region 11 representative for the California Community College Association for the 2015-2018 term. In this capacity she is charged with articulating positions on issues facing the state's community colleges.

Nish lent her leadership expertise to chair a site visit to Skyline College (San Bruno, Calif.) in 2013 on behalf of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. This year she is slated to again chair a site visit, this time to Palau Community College in Koror, Palau.

Prior to Southwestern, Nish was vice president of instruction for Orange Coast College, part of the Coast Community College District in Costa Mesa, Calif., for six years. In 2015, she was honored with the Small Business Administration (SBA) District Director's Special Appreciation Award and won Woman of the Year recognition from the California State Assembly 80th District in 2014.

Nish holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science and a master's degree in Economics from the University of Utah. She earned a doctorate in Leadership and Change from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, Calif., and was awarded an advanced degree from the Institut Universitaire de Hautes ?o/ootudes Internationales in Geneva, Switzerland.


About Portland Community College: PCC is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and 19th largest in the nation, serving approximately 85,000 full- and part-time students. PCC has four comprehensive campuses, eight 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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Cottage Grove Man Killed In Crash On Highway 99 - Lane County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 05/16/16 3:22 PM
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On May 16, 2016 at about 8:17AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Highway 99 near River Road (just north of Cottage Grove).

A 2004 Subaru wagon was traveling northbound on Highway 99 , when for unknown reasons, veered off the east shoulder of the highway and then crossed over into the southbound lane. A southbound 2014 Chevrolet van struck the Subaru on the rear passenger side.

The driver of the Subaru, Connor R FITCH, age 18, of Cottage Grove, was taken by ambulance to Cottage Grove Community Hospital where he later died from his injuries. The driver of the Chevrolet, Bryan A ROSS, age 25 of Eugene, was not injured.

Highway 99 was closed for three hours while the investigation was conducted. OSP was assisted by South Lane Fire, the Cottage Grove Police Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation. More information will be released when it becomes available as this is an ongoing investigation.


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BLM Gathering Public Input on Coal Program at Six Public Meetings Public Participation is Next Step in Comprehensive Coal Program Review
Bureau of Land Management Oregon & Washington - 05/16/16 3:02 PM
Washington, D.C.--As the next step in the Department of the Interior's comprehensive review of the federal coal program, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will solicit public input at six public meetings starting with Casper, Wyo., on May 17.

Meetings in Casper, Wyo., Salt Lake City, Knoxville, Seattle, and Grand Junction, Colo., will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. local time. The Pittsburgh meeting will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. local time. Specifics for all of the upcoming public scoping meetings can be found below:

May 17, 2016 Casper Events Center
1 Events Drive
Casper, WY 82601
Doors open for speaker registration at 8:30 a.m.; meeting 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

May 19, 2016 Salt Palace Convention Center
90 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Doors open for speaker registration at 8:00 a.m., meeting 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

May 26, 2016 Tennessee Theatre
604 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
Doors open for speaker registration at 8:00 a.m.; meeting 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

June 21, 2016 Sheraton Seattle Downtown
1400 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Doors open for speaker registration at 8:00 a.m.; meeting 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

June 23, 2016 Two Rivers Convention Center Avalon Theatre
645 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Doors open for speaker registration at 8:00 a.m.; meeting 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

June 28, 2016 Pittsburgh Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Doors open for speaker registration at 11:00 a.m.; meeting 1 to 7 p.m.
Please note this is a new date; the meeting originally scheduled for June 16, 2016, is now scheduled for June 28, 2016.

The meetings in Casper, Wyo., Seattle and Pittsburgh will be live-streamed at www.blm.gov/live,and; meetings in Salt Lake City, Knoxville, Tenn., and Grand Junction, Colo., will have a toll-free, listen-only audio link available via telephone.

Those who attend the meetings in person and who wish to speak will be asked to sign in. Speakers will be called upon on a first-come, first-served basis determined by sign-in order. Attendees wishing to speak will be accommodated to the fullest extent possible given the time available. The maximum speaking time per speaker is three minutes.

Written comments may be submitted until July 28, 2016, using one of the following methods:

Email: BLM_WO_Coal_Program_PEIS_Comments@blm.gov

Mail: Coal Programmatic EIS Scoping
Bureau of Land Management
20 M St. SE, Room 2134 LM
Washington, D.C. 20003

Please note that the deadline for submitting written comments was changed to July 28, 2016, due to the rescheduling of the Pittsburgh public scoping meeting.

Additional information on the PEIS can be found here, and additional information on the federal coal program can be found here. The Notice of Intent to prepare a Programmatic EIS can be found here.

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Attached Media Files: BLM Gathering Public Input on Coal Program at Six Public Meetings
Woodland Middle School students study the original Star Wars trilogy to learn classic storytelling concepts (Photo)
Woodland Sch. Dist. - 05/16/16 3:00 PM
Students selected archetypes to represent them and used examples from their own lives to support why they chose what they did.
Students selected archetypes to represent them and used examples from their own lives to support why they chose what they did.
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Monday, May 16, 2016-Woodland, WA-Woodland Middle School students studied the original Star Wars trilogy to learn classic storytelling concepts including monomyth, archetypes, social justice, and more in Tyler Thralls' innovative extension class, "Star Wars: A Study in Monomyth, Archetypes, and Social Justice."

Throughout the semester, students watched episodes 4-6 of the classic Star Wars franchise including "A New Hope," "The Empire Strikes Back," and "The Jedi Returns," analyzing each of the films for a variety of storytelling concepts. Thralls used "A New Hope" to introduce the class to the theory of monomyth, the concept that there's a single mythology in the world which drives all excellent storytelling. In "A New Hope," students followed Luke Skywalker as he starts his progression from farm boy to Jedi Knight in a concept called "The Hero's Journey," an idea which suggests all great heroes follow a similar path as they develop from their starting point to their final outcome.

Students looked for evidence of the use of archetypes in "The Empire Strikes Back." Archetypes come from a theory developed by Carl Jung, a Swiss psychologist, who recognized that many myths across cultures include the same types of characters such as the hero, the mentor, and the trickster. Students selected archetypes to best represent themselves from Jung's list of 12 different archetypes, and created a pie chart to demonstrate the percentage of each archetype they selected they found in themselves along with evidence supporting their selections in the form of examples from their own lives.

After watching the third film, "The Jedi Returns," students connected the concepts and ideals they saw in the Star Wars trilogy to another text, historical event, or a philosophy of life. Students wrote essays answering a variety of questions including: "Can there be peace without war?" Students used evidence from both the films they watched in class along with real life events to support their thesis ideas.

Thralls created the class with assistance from his mentor, a high school teacher in Longview School District, who provided a lot of materials to get him started. "With the release of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' setting a new all-time domestic record of $880 million, I wanted my students to learn what makes the storytelling in the Star Wars universe so great," said Thralls. "The concepts which make Star Wars such a successful film franchise are pervasive through all forms of entertainment media including film, television, and literature."

Thralls developed the class by aligning the assigned projects with Washington State's Common Core State Standards including analyzing how a modern work of fiction draws on themes; analyzing particular lines of dialogue or incidents; comparing and contrasting structure; writing arguments supporting claims with logical reasoning and evidence; and producing clear and coherent writing appropriate to the task, purpose, and audience.

Students raved about the class with different perspectives about both the movies and the class. Some students hadn't seen the films before they took Thralls' class. "I didn't know if I would like the class because I'd never seen the movies before," said Jade Nosler, an eighth grader. "It was great watching the movies for the first time, and I really enjoyed learning about archetypes, especially the concepts of dark figures, heroes, and supporting characters, as knowing the archetypes gives a better understanding of the characters."

Alyssa Wallace, a seventh grader, also enjoyed learning about the concepts of archetypes, monomyth, and finding evidence of social justice in films. "We discussed racism and sexism, and whether they existed in the Star Wars movies," explained Wallace. "Mr. Thralls' has a unique teaching style, and by treating us like we're at a higher level, he expects more from us."

Even though some students had seen the movies before they took Thralls' class, they felt learning storytelling concepts changed their views on the films. "I knew a lot about Star Wars so I really looked forward to the class," said Caden Norton, a seventh grader. "Thinking about the Hero's Journey and archetypes helped me learn and understand more about the movies."

"My goal is to for my students to see how movies use time-tested storytelling methods to become accessible to the masses," said Thralls. "My students can then take the concepts they learn in class and apply them to other media like books, television shows, and other films they enjoy outside of class."

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***Update- Family Contacted *** OSP Seeks Assistance In Contacting Deceased Man's Family - Wasco County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 05/16/16 2:44 PM
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DELAVERGNE's family has been contacted and OSP is no longer seeking the public's assistance. OSP is thankful to the media outlets who put this out to the public.
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Previous Release:
On Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at approximately 7:30AM, Troopers from The Dalles Area Command, responded to a campsite off I-84 near milepost 79 (just west of The Dalles) to the report of a deceased male. The circumstances surrounding this death are not suspicious and are being investigated by the Wasco County Medical Examiner as being medically related.

This individual was a long time, local homeless resident to the area and is identified as 69 year old Donald Vernon DELAVERGNE, who most recently was using the last name of WONDER. DELAVERGNE was discovered by a local good-Samaritan who had befriended and had been assisting DELAVERGNE.

The OSP has taken extensive measures in an effort to locate and identify any possible next-of-kin without success. Information developed points to DELAVERGNE having lived in the Willamette Valley over 20 years ago, specifically in the Forest Grove area. It is also believed he may have relatives on the East Coast of the United States.

OSP is asking that anyone who might recognize or be familiar with DELAVERGNE or his next-of-kin, to contact Senior Trooper Michael Holloran at 541-296-9646 x 5330. The Oregon State Police was assisted by the Wasco County Sheriff's office, the Oregon Department of Transportation, the Wasco County District Attorney, and the Wasco County Medical Examiner and Spencer.


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OMMP introducing inventory reporting system during public meetings
Oregon Health Authority - 05/16/16 2:40 PM
May 16, 2016

New tool to allow growers, dispensaries, processors to report mandated medical marijuana production, transfer info online

The Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) at the Oregon Health Authority has scheduled a series of public meetings around the state to present its new online inventory reporting system for marijuana and marijuana products.

New reporting rules that took effect March 1--OAR 333-008-0630, 333-008-1248 and 333-008-1830--require growers, dispensaries and processors to report to OMMP information about the production and transfer of medical marijuana.

The first online submission is due July 10, 2016, for transfers that occurred during June 2016. Subsequent reporting is due on a monthly basis by the 10th of each month.

During May and June, OMMP staff members will offer several in-person state-wide presentations on the OMMP inventory reporting system. The presentations will provide guidance and training on how to use the system, what information must be reported, and clarification on transfer rules.

The presentations also will show growers how to register online. Each presentation will last about 45 minutes, with time afterward to assist growers with setting up online accounts. The presentations and trainings will occur on the following dates and locations:

-- May 24--Josephine County Public Library, 200 NW C St., Grants Pass, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Presentations: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
-- May 25--Eugene Public Library, 100 W 10th Ave., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Presentations: 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
-- May 27--Medford Public Library, 205 S Central Ave., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Presentations: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m.
-- June 2--Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye St., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Presentations: 11 a.m., 2 p.m.
-- June 3--Seaside Public Library, 1131 Broadway St., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Presentations: 10 a.m., noon.
-- June 6--Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon St. Room 1B, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Presentations: 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m.
-- June 8--Downtown Bend Library, 601 NW Wall St., 1:30-5 p.m. Presentations: 1:30, 3, 4 p.m.
-- June 23-- Medford Public Library, 205 S Central Ave., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Presentations: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m.

A new reporting web page will be available on the program's website at http://www.healthoregon.org/ommp starting May 20. A PowerPoint overview of the online reporting system also will be available by May 20 on the OMMP website.

Growers, dispensaries and processors that fail to comply with the new rules can have their registration card or certificate revoked or suspended. Civil penalties of up to $500 per day also can be imposed.

For more information and updates, visit the program's website at http://www.healthoregon.org/ommp

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Boec media feed is up
Portland/Mult Co 9-1-1 - 05/16/16 2:35 PM
Greetings all,
The media feed has been up and running since about 1030 this morning. However, if you're having troubles getting the map to update you may have to log off and log back on.
Backyard debris burning: How to do it safely
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 05/16/16 2:29 PM
May is Wildfire Awareness Month and the ideal time to reduce the excess vegetation around your home that could pose a wildfire threat. As you begin spring clean-up, Keep Oregon Green, the Oregon Department of Forestry and the Oregon State Fire Marshal urge you to consider chipping or recycling your yard debris. If burning is the only option to dispose of woody material, fire officials urge landowners to follow safe burning practices.

"If you do burn your debris, use common sense and follow safety rules," said State Fire Marshal Jim Walker. "This can prevent most debris burn-caused wildfires, and keep lives and property safe."

Escaped debris burns are the leading human cause of wildfire issues in Oregon, particularly during the early- and late-season periods when people think it is safe and permissible to burn. In 2015, backyard debris burns that escaped control resulted in 133 wildfires burning 224 acres at a cost of nearly $381,000.

Oregon experienced severe fire seasons in 2013-15. Extreme conditions those three years set the stage for any debris burn that got away to spread rapidly.

A burn pile is less likely to escape control if these simple safety tips are followed:
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CALL BEFORE YOU BURN -- Burning regulations are not the same in all areas and can vary with weather and fuel conditions. If you're planning to burn, check with your local ODF district, fire protective association, or air protection authority to learn if there are any current burning restrictions in effect, and whether a permit is required.
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KNOW THE WEATHER FORECAST -- Never burn on dry or windy days. These conditions make it easy for open burning to spread out of control.
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CLEAR A 10-FOOT RADIUS AROUND YOUR PILE -- Also make sure there are no tree branches or power lines above.
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KEEP YOUR BURN PILE SMALL - A large burn may cast hot embers long distances. Small piles, 4x4 feet, are recommended. Add debris in small amounts as existing material is consumed.
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ALWAYS HAVE WATER AND FIRE TOOLS ON SITE -- When burning, have a charged water hose, bucket of water, and shovel and dirt nearby to extinguish the fire. Drown the pile with water, stir the coals, and drown again, repeating till the fire is DEAD out.
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STAY WITH THE FIRE UNTIL IT IS COMPLETELY OUT -- Monitoring a debris burn continually from start to finish until dead out is required by state law, to ensure that any escaped sparks or embers can be extinguished quickly. Go back and recheck old burn piles, as they can retain heat for several weeks and then rekindle when the weather warms and wind begins to blow.
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NEVER USE GASOLINE or other accelerants (flammable or combustible liquids) to start or increase your open fire. Every year, 10 to 15 percent of all burn injuries treated at the Oregon Burn Center in Portland are the result of backyard debris burning.

BURN ONLY YARD DEBRIS -- State regulations prohibit the open burning of any material that creates dense smoke or noxious odors.

ESCAPED DEBRIS BURNS ARE COSTLY -- State law requires the proper clearing, building, attending and extinguishing of open fires any time of year. A first-time citation carries a $110 fine. If your debris burn spreads out of control, you are responsible for the cost of fire suppression and very likely the damage to neighboring properties. This can range from a few hundred to thousands of dollars.

More tips on wildfire prevention, including campfire safety, use of motorized equipment, and fire-resistant landscaping can be found on the Keep Oregon Green site, www.keeporegongreen.org
ATV Grant Subcommittee to meet June 6
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 05/16/16 1:48 PM
ESTACADA -- The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will hold a business meeting of the All-terrain Vehicle Grant Subcommittee from 9 to 11 a.m. on June 6 at the Estacada Ranger Station District Office, 595 NW Industrial Way.

The subcommittee will review all-terrain vehicle budget items and previously tabled grant funding requests relating to development, maintenance and acquisition. The facility is ADA accessible.

ATV Program staff may be reached at 503-986-0592 or 503-986-0706.
Corrections Deputies and Officers to Graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy
Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 05/16/16 1:34 PM
The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of Basic Corrections Local #BCL022 on Friday May 20, 2016 at the Oregon Public Safety Academy, 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon.

We would like to invite you to join us in observing the ceremony and congratulating Basic Corrections #BCL022 on their successful completion of basic training.
The event will begin at 11 am with a reception to follow after the ceremony. Sheriff Mark Garton of the Polk County Sheriff's Office will be the guest speaker.

The graduating students appreciate the family, friends and guests who make graduation an appropriate conclusion to their basic training at the Oregon Public Safety Academy.

Members of Graduating Class BCL022

Deputy Sheriff Mark Albertson
Lake County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Stephen Berger
Tillamook County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Larry Black
Lane County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Jamie Burch
Clatsop County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Joshua Chapman
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Martin Clark
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Corrections Officer Andrew Coffey
Warm Springs Police Department

Deputy Sheriff Daniel Ehrich
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff Benjamin Eide
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office


Corrections Officer Ramiro Flores-Ramos
Washington County Community Corrections

Deputy Sheriff Cody Fuhrman
Jackson County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Ethan Gilbert
Baker County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Halahuni
Benton County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Aaron Hatfield
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Nicholas Hellman
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Max Hemphill
Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Bradley Hern
Marion County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Donald Hofferber
Polk County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Skip Jones
Yamhill County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Steven Josephson
Jackson County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Trudy Kame
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Ryan Kirsch
Josephine County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Thomas LaRoque
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Dylan Lemieux
Lane County Sheriff's Office


Deputy Sheriff Brittany Lindquist
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Robert Mosser
Lane County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Oliver Persons
Linn County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Brooke Peterson
Crook County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Jeffrey Reinke
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Jordan Rhodes
Curry County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Shawn Rice
Malheur County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Daniel Rierson
Polk County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Matthew Ryan
Josephine County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Alexandra Steene
Polk County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Jenna Sukle
Linn County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Danielle Thurnbauer
Jackson County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Daren Tolley
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Tessy Workman
Clatsop County Sheriff's Office


## Background Information on the BPSST and DPSST ##

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

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board.
Coalition of Local Health Officials meets May 19 in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 05/16/16 1:12 PM
May 16, 2016

What: The monthly public meeting of the Coalition of Local Public Health Officials.

Agenda: Updates; Modernization Assessment Report; Reproductive Health Program element changes; Immunization Program element changes; marijuana revenue and prevention efforts. Agenda available on the coalition's website at http://oregonclho.org/about/clho-meetings/.

When: Thursday, May 19, 9:30 a.m. to noon. The meeting is open to the public. No conference call option is available for the public.

Where: Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon St., Room 1E

The Coalition of Local Health Officials provides recommendations to the Oregon Health Authority on the rules and standards for public health specified in ORS 431.345 and 431.350.

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. To request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations call the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

For meeting information, contact Danna Drum at 971-673-1223 or danna.k.drum@state.or.us.

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Missing/Endangered Adult Female from Camas Located
Camas Police Dept. - 05/16/16 12:30 PM
Missing/Endangered Adult Female from Camas


Camas, Washington --

23-year-old Marissa Faubion was reported missing and endangered over the weekend, but has been located and taken into protective custody by Klickitat County Sheriff's Office.

Faubion's family and the Police Department would like to thank everyone in the community who called in with all the helpful tips.

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Homicide of 16-Year-Old Young Man Remains Unsolved - Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-18 (Photo)
Crime Stoppers of Oregon - 05/16/16 12:00 PM
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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in solving the homicide of a 16-year-old boy that occurred in the Cully Neighborhood of Northeast Portland.

On Monday May 12, 2014, at 3:04 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Northeast 59th Avenue and Simpson Street on the report that neighbors found a deceased male, who appeared to have a gunshot wound, seated inside a parked vehicle.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and checked inside the vehicle, where they located a deceased male, later identified as 16-year-old Lazaro Lizandro Fuentes-Burgos, who resided in Southeast Portland's Lents Neighborhood.

The investigation indicates that the victim suffered fatal gunshot wounds while he was sitting in the driver's seat of a red 1994 Nissan Sentra. Neighbors reported hearing possible gunshots at approximately 1:40 a.m. but did not call 9-1-1 so police were not notified of the shooting until more than an hour later.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner performed an autopsy and determined that Lazaro died of multiple gunshot wounds.

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

Information about unsolved homicides can lead to a reward of up to $2,500 cash. All other unsolved felony crimes are eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Linn Sheriff Hosts Annual Boat Inspections
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 05/16/16 11:20 AM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley is pleased to announce his office has scheduled our 3rd annual boat safety inspections. The Sheriff's Office has partnered with Bi-Mart and the Coast Guard Auxiliary to provide complementary boat inspections for the public.

The event is scheduled for two days; May 21, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Albany Bi-Mart parking lot located at 2272 Santiam Hwy SE, and from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Lebanon Bi-Mart located at 2680 S Santiam Hwy. Additionally on May 22, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. we will be at the Sweet Home Bi-Mart parking lot located at 1980 Main Street.

The inspection process will include checking for approved life jackets, working fire extinguishers, approved type IV flotation devices, approved sound producing devices and working engine blower fans. We will also assist on proper placement of Oregon registration numbers and registration stickers. If your boat passes inspection, a 2016 inspection sticker will be issued, which can be displayed on your boat for the approaching 2016 boating season.

Sheriff Riley is encouraging boat owners to bring your boat to this event and beat the summer rush.
Comcast becomes title sponsor for Portland Parks & Recreation's Summer Free For All (Photo)
Portland Parks & Recreation - 05/16/16 11:08 AM
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Public/private partnership helps bring Portland free summer movies, concerts and more

(Portland, OR) --

Building on a multi-year partnership, Comcast announced that it will become the Title Sponsor for Portland Parks & Recreation's (PP&R) the 2016 Summer Free For All program. Support from Comcast, the information and entertainment provider to the most homes in Portland, will help PP&R deliver the popular, free summer program series to an audience that topped 320,000 attendees in 2015.

"I am grateful to Comcast for their support of the beloved Summer Free For All program," says Portland Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz. "Comcast's commitment to the Summer Free For All title sponsorship shows their passion for making our community better and helps deliver dozens of free outdoor movies, concerts, and playground and lunch programs to Portlanders."

"Comcast is thrilled to be the title sponsor of the Summer Free For All program," said Rodrigo Lopez, Regional Senior Vice-President of Comcast Oregon and Southwest Washington. "We are proud to support families, friends and neighbors coming together in parks and playgrounds all over Portland to enjoy live performances and movies under the stars."

The program's uniqueness stems in part from its broad base of community support. This year, hundreds of donors, including local businesses, community groups, neighborhood associations, and individuals, will give generously to a program that is tailored to offer the best of entertainment, including local and regional talent, at Portland's parks.

This year's SFFA includes 55 Concerts in the Park, 41 Movies in the Park, 27 Summer Playgrounds & Lunch sites, 20 Mobile Playgrounds sites, Free Swim sessions at all of PP&R's indoor and outdoor pools, and the Washington Park Summer Festival. In addition, a Children's Concert Series at Unthank Park is new this year.

"Our mission is for 'Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland'," says Portland Parks & Recreation Director Mike Abbaté. "And the Summer Free For All is a wonderful way that many people first engage with Portland Parks & Recreation programs. Companies like Comcast help make these connections possible, leading to a lifetime of healthier, happier people of all ages."

Summer Free For All schedules are expected to be finalized, posted on our web site, and distributed within a few weeks.

To better serve Portland's diverse community, PP&R is offering the Summer Free For All schedule in nine different languages this year: Arabic, Burmese, English, simplified Chinese, Nepalese, Russian, Spanish, Somalian and Vietnamese.

Summer Free For All programming consists of a broad portfolio of culturally diverse music, movies, and recreation programs. Through the Summer Playgrounds & Lunch program, PP&R expects to serve more than 111,000 free, healthy lunches to children in parks across the city. 57% of young Portlanders qualify for free or reduced-price lunch during the school year. Portland Parks & Recreation supports families by offering nutritious meals and recreational activities during the summer recess. The Summer Playgrounds & Lunch program is accompanied by sports, games, crafts and family activities, including our mobile rock climbing wall.

Stay up to date and follow Portland Parks & Recreation on both www.Facebook.com/PortlandParks and on Twitter: @PDXParksandRec

About Comcast Corporation:
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit http://www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

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Salmonberry Trail meeting set June 3 in Banks
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 05/16/16 10:43 AM
Banks OR - The Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency (STIA) will meet at the Banks Fire District June 3 to discuss issues related to ownership and management of the proposed 84 mile Salmonberry Trail corridor that will connect the cities of Tillamook and Banks. The meeting will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Banks Fire District, 13430 NW Main St.

The agenda includes a work session on adopting STIA bylaws. Other discussion items include updates on fundraising, rail banking, establishing trail segment planning committees and possible future Oregon Solutions work plans.

The Salmonberry Trail will connect eight cities and two counties, passing by the Oregon coastline, fisheries, farmland and the rugged Oregon Coast Range. The route follows the Port of Tillamook Bay Railway, which closed in 2007 after massive storm damage. The Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency was established to promote and facilitate coordinated direction and guidance in the planning, development and maintenance of the multi-use trail.

For more information, contact Dennis Wiley, Salmonberry Trail project manager, at 503-986-0723 or dennis.wiley@oregon.gov.
Report of a Drug Dealer Leads to Arrest of 45-Year-Old Man, Recovery of Stolen Handgun (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/16/16 10:36 AM
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On Friday May 13, 2016, at 10:56 a.m., Central Precinct bicycle patrol officers responded to Northwest Natio Boulevard, just North of the Burnside Bridge on the report of a man dealing drugs.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the suspect, 45-year-old Jeffrey Lamar Seward, known to the officers from previous contacts. Based on information gathered by police, Seward was arrested for dealing heroin.

Officers searched Seward's backpack and his pockets, locating and seizing a small amount of suspected methamphetamine, a prescription pill, and a syringe loaded with suspected heroin. Additionally, officers located and seized a stolen handgun in Seward's backpack.

Seward was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charge of Delivery of Heroin, Possession of Heroin, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Theft in the First Degree, Attempted Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree.

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The Salvation Army Summer Food Service Program at Camp Kuratli
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 05/16/16 10:30 AM
(Portland, OR) May 16, 2016 -- The Salvation Army Camp Kuratli at Trestle Glen is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge. (To be eligible to receive free meals at a residential camp, children must have an application on file that meets the income guidelines for free or reduced price meals in the USDA-Child Nutrition Program.) Children who are part of households that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits or benefits under the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) are automatically eligible to receive free meals.

Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the following camps for enrolled children. This institution is an equal opportunity providers and employers.

Camp Kuratli at Trestle Glen
24751 SE Highway 224
Boring, OR 97009

Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any USDA-related activity should write immediately to:

USDA
Director, Office of Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250-9410


- MEAL INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES-

Household size of 1
Annual: 21,775
Monthly: 1,815
Twice Per Month: 908
Every Two Weeks: 838
Weekly: 419


Household size of 2
Annual: 29,471
Monthly: 2,456
Twice Per Month: 1,228
Every Two Weeks: 1,134
Weekly: 567


Household size of 3
Annual: 37,167
Monthly: 3,098
Twice Per Month: 1,549
Every Two Weeks: 1,430
Weekly: 715


Household size of 4
Annual: 44,863
Monthly: 3,739
Twice Per Month: 1,870
Every Two Weeks: 1,726
Weekly: 863


Household size of 5
Annual: 52,559
Monthly: 4,380
Twice Per Month: 2,190
Every Two Weeks: 2,022
Weekly: 1,011


Household size of 6
Annual: 60,255
Monthly: 5,022
Twice Per Month: 2,511
Every Two Weeks: 2,318
Weekly: 1,159


Household size of 7
Annual: 67,951
Monthly: 5,663
Twice Per Month: 2,832
Every Two Weeks: 2,614
Weekly: 1,307


Household size of 8
Annual: 75,647
Monthly: 6,304
Twice Per Month: 3,152
Every Two Weeks: 2,910
Weekly: 1,455


For each additional family member add
Annual: 7,696
Monthly: 642
Twice Per Month: 321
Every Two Weeks: 296
Weekly: 148


Summer camps at Camp Kuratli at Trestle Glen start June 22nd, 2016 and will run through July 29th, 2016. For more information on summer camp at Camp Kuratli at Trestle Glen, please visit the camp website at www.campkuratli.org or call 503-637-5026.

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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 127 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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Gang Enforcement Team Officers Arrest 23-Year-Old Man for Gun Charges (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/16/16 10:21 AM
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On Saturday May 14, 2016, at 11:59 p.m., Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team officers contacted 23-year-old Ervan Ronnell Herring, who was standing next to the bar observing a traffic stop. Officers knew Herring from previous contacts as a criminal gang associate.

As officers attempted contact with Herring, he walked away from the bar and into the neighborhood. An officer observing his actions noticed Herring duck behind a vehicle and the officer heard the sound of metal hitting the pavement. Concerned that Herring discarded a firearm, the officer told Herring to stop but Herring ran from the officer and was later taken into custody in the 2700 block of Southeast 121st Avenue after a neighborhood search.

Officers checking behind the vehicle where Herring ducked behind located a handgun.

Herring was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Escape in the Third Degree, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, and Interfering with a Peace Officer.

The Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) and Gun Task Force (GTF) are continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Independence Woman Killed In Crash West Of Monmouth - Polk County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 05/16/16 10:18 AM
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On May 15, 2016 at about 12:50PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle, head-on crash on Highway 194 near milepost 6 (west of Monmouth on Fishback Road).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 1997 Dodge Neon was traveling eastbound on Highway 194 (also known as Monmouth Highway) when it crossed the centerline striking a 2006 Dodge pickup head-on. The driver of the Neon, Tara C KADELL, age 30, of Independence, was pronounced deceased on scene.

The driver of the pickup, Lacey C MCLAREN, age 23, of Portland, was not injured. Two other passengers, a four year old girl and a six year old girl, were also not injured. It was discovered MCLAREN had a felony warrant for Theft I issued by Linn County Sheriff's Office. She was arrested and lodged at the Polk County Jail.

A male passenger in the pickup, fled the scene prior to law enforcement arriving. He was later identified as Jason Lee GREER, age 33, of Oregon City. It was learned GREER had a misdemeanor warrant for his arrest. At the time of this release, GREER has not been located.

Witnesses reported observing the Neon driving at a high rate of speed prior to the crash. Highway 194 was closed for about five hours while the investigation was being conducted. OSP was assisted by Monmouth Fire, Polk County Sheriff's Office, Polk County District Attorney's Office and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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


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15 Men Arrested in Undercover Sex Trafficking Mission in Early May
Portland Police Bureau - 05/16/16 10:06 AM
On Thursday May 5, 2016, the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit conducted an undercover mission to address online sex trafficking.

Investigators posted online ads on known sex trafficking websites. Fifteen (15) men contacted undercover police officers to arrange payment for sexual acts. Investigators were assisted by a Portland hotel as part of this effort.

For investigative reasons, the Sex Trafficking Unit is not sharing the specific website or ad text publicly.

The 15 men who responded to the ad and came to the hotel were arrested with the misdemeanor crime of Patronizing a Prostitute (Oregon Revised Statute 167.008). Due to the volume of men arrested, all were given criminal citations to appear in court at a later time.

The following is a list of the men arrested:

51-year-old Jeffery Thomas Delong of Soldotha, Alaska

23-year-old Ryan Hill of Vancouver, Washington

47-year-old Damian Neil Johnson of Portland, Oregon

26-year-old Daniel Alvarez-Rivas of Portland, Oregon

49-year-old Patrick Castelli of Surprise, Arizona

36-year-old Matthew Howard Cooper of Depoe Bay, Oregon

52-year-old Jeff David Weiss of Charlotte, North Carolina

27-year-old Evan Michael Lallier of Portland, Oregon

40-year-old Matthew Eugene Rohrbaugh of Portland, Oregon

40-year-old David Asay of Temecula, California

40-year-old Frank Emilio Morales of Woodburn, Oregon

40-year-old Wei Yang Chen of Portland, Oregon

37-year-old William Thomas Whiteside II of Happy Valley, Oregon

28-year-old Kenneth John Collins of Troutdale, Oregon

42-year-old David Kenneth Koffel of Cornelius, Oregon

This mission was conducted in conjunction with the traveling photo exhibit, "More than a Survivor, More than a Story," which honors former victims of human trafficking. The photo exhibit is being shown in the Portland area through the end of May.

For more information on the exhibit and resources to end sex trafficking, please visit http://endsextraffickingnow.org/

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Longview Fire Announces the Retirement of Battalion Chief Kevin Taylor (Photo)
Longview Police & Fire - 05/16/16 9:52 AM
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Battalion Chief Kevin Taylor has announced his retirement from Longview Fire. On Wednesday May 18, 2016 Kevin will work his last 24 hour-shift, after faithfully serving with The City of Longview Fire Department for the last 12 years. This puts closure to more than three decades of dedicated service.

Kevin's interest in the fire service started at the age of 18, when he joined his neighboring department as a volunteer firefighter. In 1984 Kevin was hired as a career firefighter for Snohomish County Fire District 11. Through a few career jumps, Kevin also served with Eastside Fire Rescue, The City of Edmonds, and a stint with the US Department of Homeland Security before landing in Longview.

Throughout his career he has served a variety of positions including Firefighter, Lieutenant, Captain, Training Officer, Battalion Chief, Assistant Chief, and as a Homeland Security Consultant. He has also held several positions with the International Association of Firefighters including secretary treasurer, Vice President, and President of his represented local. Chief Taylor holds two Associates Degrees and a Bachelor's in Business Administration. Kevin was hired in Longview as a Battalion Chief in 2004

Chief Taylor reflects on his career, "I entered the volunteer fire service at age 18. When I was sent into my first interior fire as part of my volunteer recruit school, I fell in love with firefighting. Eventually, I looked upon it as a career rather than a hobby, and began testing. I became a career firefighter and have never looked back. It has been an amazing and wonderful career, and I am grateful that I've had the opportunity to serve." Chief Taylor exits the fire service with 6 years as a volunteer and 32 as a career firefighter at various ranks.

Within Chief Taylors first three weeks working for Longview Fire he commanded his first major event, a 2nd alarm control room fire at Weyerhaeuser. Through his career he has managed multiple major incidents including a maritime rescue off the Tugboat "Triton", a 3rd alarm fire a Paper Machine 7 at Longview Fibre, a 2nd alarm fire in downtown Kalama, a 3rd alarm fire at Pac Fibre, and a significant fire at Northwest Hardwoods. Kevin also served as the initial Incident Commander for the 2014 Longview Tornado.

Fire Chief Phil Jurmu describes Chief Taylor's retirement as "Bittersweet". "Kevin is one of those employees who truly loves his job. He brought his passion for the fire service to Longview, and performed at a high level. Kevin has always put the fire department and our community first... and has always served with diligence and honor."

Kevin was recently married to Julie Maloney and plans on initially residing in Camas, WA raising her teenage son Brad. He also has two adult daughters, Lacey Taylor and Lindsey Jangaard-Taylor, who live in the Seattle area. Kevin and Julie plan on relocating to Seattle in the near future. Kevin is also the owner/ designer/ and founder of Birch Street Uptown Lounge in Camas, specializing in vintage cocktails and live music.

We at Longview Fire thank Chief Kevin Taylor for his contributions and wish him and Julie the happiest, healthiest, and safest of retirements. Congratulations on a Job Well Done!


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Cowlitz Sheriff arrests armed man who pistol whipped girlfriend.
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/16/16 9:35 AM
Cowlitz County: Last night about 3am Erin Cochran, 32yrs of Vancouver, called Cowlitz 911 and reported that her ex-boyfriend, Brent Luyster, 36yrs, of Longview, had pistol whipped her and that she was bleeding from the head and did not know where she was. 911 dispatchers were able to use GPS to locate her locations near Luyster's house at 123 Solo View Driver (Longview). She was bleeding from the head and was taken to the hospital for treatment of her head injuries. (We do not know the status of her medical condition or the extent of her injuries, they are not believed to be life threatening).

Cochran said she was asleep on the couch at Luysters house when she awoke to Luyster hitting her in the head and face with a pistol and to being grabbed by the hair and drug down a hall. She had no idea what caused Luyster to assault her.

Luyster and Cochran have a child in common but do not live together at Luyster's house at 123 Solo View Longview, Wa. Cochran lives at an undisclosed address in Vancouver.

When Deputies approached Lusters house, gun fire come from the woods near the house. The deputies believe Luyster was shooting at them, the deputies were not injured. Deputies eventually talked Luyster to surrendering. They found a .223 semiautomatic rife, a 12ga shotgun, and a 40 caliber Glock pistol in the woods where Luyster had been shooting. They booked him (no bail)in to the Cowlitz County jail for:

Assault 2nd degree (Felony)
Unlawful Possession of firearms 9 counts (Felony)
Reckless Endangerment (Felony)

Questions about Lusters appearance in court are referred to the Cowlitz County Superior Court.

Questions about Cochran's injuries/or medical status are referred to St John Hospital.
State Welcomes New Statewide Licensing Administrator (Photo)
Wash. State Dept. of Early Learning - 05/16/16 8:53 AM
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The Washington State Department of Early Learning (DEL) is pleased to announce that Travis Hansen has accepted the Early Learning Statewide Licensing Administrator position. Hansen is currently the Regional Administrator for DEL's North Central region, which includes counties from Okanogan in the north to southern Klickitat.

Travis comes to this position with a wealth of experience and dedication to early learning. He has devoted his passion and energy to Washington State social and early learning services for over 10 years. Travis's professional history and his vision for licensing services as a foundation to a quality early learning system will be a great asset to the DEL administration team.

"I believe quality child care starts with a healthy and safe child," said Hansen. "It is a true honor to be able to work in such a great early learning system in Washington State."

For the last four years Travis has successfully lead licensing services in 13 counties of the North Central region, supporting children, families, early learning providers, and communities from the Canada to Oregon boarders.

Prior to that, Hansen was DEL's Licensing Supervisor for the Yakima Office, Travis also worked as a program manager, therapist, and a supervisor for various agencies, including the Department of Social and Health Services, Crest Counseling Services and EPIC Youth Services.

"Travis brings many skills and talents that are transferrable and highly desirable to this new role," said Luba Bezborodnikova, DEL Assistant Director.

Travis earned his Master's degree in Social Work with a specialization in Counseling as well as Public Administration from Eastern Washington University. Hansen and his wife have five children of their own, Riley, Cooper, Chase, Brady, and Hunter--all boys.

Photo Caption: Travis Hansen, Statewide Licensing Administrator.


Attached Media Files: Word doc with hyperlinks , Travis Hansen, Statewide Licensing Administrator
Canine Alert leads to methamphetamine and stolen firearms arrest.
McMinnville Police Dept. - 05/16/16 8:26 AM
On 05/14/16 at approximately 11:00 pm, an officer of the McMinnville Police Department initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of SW Fellows Street and SW Eckman Court. The vehicle driver was identified as Leonardo Leija - 33 years old out of Salem, Oregon. Mr. Leija was taken into custody on a felony warrant for his arrest.

Drug detection K-9 "Jack" was utilized during the stop and alerted on the exterior of the vehicle. A search was conducted and during the search, two loaded semi auto firearms were located. One of the firearms was determined to be stolen out of McMinnville. In addition, more than 2 ounces of methamphetamine, scales and packaging material was located inside the vehicle. The methamphetamine has a street value of between $2,000-$3,000.

Leonardo was lodged at the Yamhill County Jail pending arraignment in Yamhill County Circuit Court for the following charges:

a felony warrant,
Felon in Possession of a Firearm x 2,
Theft I (by receiving),
Resisting Arrest,
Carrying a Concealed Weapon x 2 and
Unlawful Possession and Distribution of Methamphetamine. Total SRA = $50,000

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Officer Jared Wiebold at the McMinnville Police Department at (503) 434-7307.
Sun. 05/15/16
Evergreen Aviation Museum to celebrate the Oregon Air Guard's 75th anniversary (Date Corrected- May 21)
Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum - 05/15/16 5:25 PM
MCMINNVILLE - On Armed Forces Day, May 21, join the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., as they celebrate the Oregon Air National Guard's 75th anniversary.

The public is invited to tour the museum and meet current and former Air National Guard members that have flown or maintained Oregon's fighter jets, and who have served in support of the Air Guard's statewide mission.

Oregon's Air Guard has been protecting the skies over the Pacific Northwest and Canada for nearly 70 years. For more than seven decades Oregon military air units in Portland and Klamath Falls have flown the F-15, F-4C, F-101, F-102, F-89, F-86, F-84 and T-33. All of these jets are on display at the museum.

"This is an opportunity for people to meet living military heroes from the past and present and see the aircraft that Oregon's Air Guard has flown over the years," said Melissa Grace, the museum's marketing and events director. "We're proud to honor and salute the Air Guard and these Oregon airmen for 75 years of distinguished service to our state and country."

The history of the Oregon Air National Guard began just prior to World War II as the United States monitored the wars raging in Europe and China. Soon, U.S. military leaders began to focus more on preparations for war.

In early 1941 Army Reserve Major G. Robert Dodson requested and received approval from the National Guard Bureau to activate the Oregon National Guard's first aviation unit. With 117 volunteers, the newly-formed 123rd Observation Squadron (OS) was activated on April 18, 1941.

Within hours of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941, air crews assigned to the 123rd OS flew aircraft from their training base at Gray Field, near McChord Field in Tacoma, Wash., to the Oregon and Washington coast lines and began aerial patrols. Sixty years later, on Sept. 11, 2001, similar air defense missions were flown throughout the Northwest by the Oregon Air Guard. These missions continued for many days following the attacks on America.

Statewide the Oregon Air National Guard has more than 2,200 volunteer airmen who serve. Today, as a vital asset to the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and Air Combat Command, the 142nd Fighter Wing at Portland Air Base maintains 24-hour Aerospace Control Alert in the Pacific Northwest while providing air superiority mission capabilities.

Oregon's 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls is the home for the U.S. Air Force's only base where pilots are trained to fly the F-15 Eagle.

The museum is a non-profit organization and is located at 500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way in McMinnville, just off of highway 18. For more information go to www.evergreenmuseum.org.
Missing/Endangered Adult Female from Camas (Photo)
Camas Police Dept. - 05/15/16 4:39 PM
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Camas, Washington --

On May 15th, 2016, at 8:49 a.m., 23-year-old Marissa Faubion left her family home in Camas, WA during what her family describes as a "Manic Episode."

Faubion was recently diagnosed with significant mental health issues and has been treated in hospitals. She refused her medication and isn't capable of caring for herself.

Faubion is not associated with any vehicles and has been known to hitchhike in the past.

The last leads into her whereabouts have been in Lyle, WA.

A DOL photo of Faubion is attached to this release and she was last seen wearing a long sleeve, light blue Bernie Sanders t-shirt, men's cotton sweats, black tennis shoes and a black backpack. She's 5'3"; approximately 155lbs; olive skin tone; shoulder-length, straight, brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone having contact or who may recognize Faubion is requested to please contact their local law enforcement.

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Attached Media Files: Marissa Faubion
Marion County Detectives Serve Search Warrant and arrest Sex Offender (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/15/16 4:17 PM
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Marion County Sheriff's Office Detectives served a search warrant today in the 4900 Block of Trails End Ct SE Salem. A Marion County Sheriff's Office Patrol deputy had received information through an initial investigation where the suspect, Edward Charles Ritter, 47 of Salem, had sexually assaulted an adult female victim. During the initial investigation, a second victim was identified, who also is an adult female, and was interviewed by detectives.

The information obtained through both interviews lead detectives to the residence at 4951 Trails End Ct SE where they served a search warrant today. Mr Ritter was ultimately arrested and lodged at the Marion County Jail on charges of Rape 1, Unlawful Sexual Penetration 1, Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Private Indecency. Mr Ritter is being held without bail and his arraignment is scheduled for Monday May 16th at 3 p.m. at the Marion County Court Annex located at 4000 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem.

Mr Ritter is a registered sex offender with previous charges of Sex Abuse 2, Sex Abuse 3 and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Detectives believe the suspect used drugs on the victims in order to facilitate the assaults. Detectives also believe there potentially are more victims that have not come forward yet. If you have further information or would like to report an assault regarding this case, please call the Marion County Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 503-540-8079.


Attached Media Files: Edward Christopher Ritter
Sat. 05/14/16
Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting A Family in Lake Oswego
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 05/14/16 8:01 PM
Volunteers with the American Red Cross disaster action team responded to a disaster at 6:30 p.m. today, May 14, 2016, in the 1300 block of Hemlock St. in Lake Oswego, Ore. The fire affected one family, including one adults, two children, and pets. The Red Cross provided assistance address immediate basic needs, comfort kits, stuffed animals, disaster mental health, and information about recovery services, and emotional health resources. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

Did you know that the American Red Cross responds to an average of two disasters every day in our region? We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in communities across Oregon and Southwest Washington. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/cascades to schedule an appointment.

Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. Take a few moments to review your family's exit plan should there be a fire in your home. This information, and more, is available at www.redcross.org/cascades.
LFD Holds Annual Awards Banquet (Photo)
Lebanon Fire District - 05/14/16 5:47 PM
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(Final: Awards list update)

The Lebanon Fire District hosted its annual LFD Awards Banquet on Friday night at the Boulder Falls Center in Lebanon. District members and guests were treated to dinner and a guest speaker appearance by Gene Mayfield, survivor of a horrific traffic crash on Santiam Highway this past January.

The annual banquet honors district members and supporters for their hard work and dedication throughout the year and recognizes members nominated by their peers for their exemplary service. In addition to traditional awards, members are also recognized for their years of service to the district. Awards presented included Firefighter of the Year, EMS Provider of the year, and many others. The 2015 award recipients are:

Lifetime Achievement Award in Fire Prevention: Fire Marshall Mark Wilson
Career Employee of the Year: Lieutenant Mark Fitzwater
Volunteer Employee of the Year: Jason Adamson
Career Officer of the Year: Division Chief Jason Bolen
Volunteer Officer of the Year: Lieutenant Scott Wilkerson
Career Firefighter of the Year: Russell Duerr
Volunteer Firefighter of the Year: Chris Pender
EMS Provider of the Year: Erin Nunes
Intern of the Year: Jamin Hooley
Excellence in Training Awards: Jason Adamson, Stacy Porchia, and Mark Fitzwater
Community Service Award: LFD Car Seat Program, Engineer/Medics Marshall Brookfield, Erin Nunes, and Candace McHuron
Volunteer Response Award Recipents: Jason Adamson, JP Crowe, John Dunworth, Michael Fitzwater, Dan Hartman, Al Herrera, Brad McInnis, Crystal Pender, Bob Ryan, Troy Van Looven, and Scott Wilkerson.
Years of Service Recognition: Shane Barker (5), Zach Parker (5), Troy Van Loovan(5), Randy Whitfield (20), Ron Sipe (25), Annette Duerr (30), Ron Danielson (30), John Tacy (30), Jon Davis (30), and Bob Ryan (40)


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Missing Endangered 13 Year Old Female (Photo)
Beaverton Police Dept. - 05/14/16 2:01 PM
Madison Taussig
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UPDATE
Madison has been found in Wilsonville. I will update when I get more information.

On Thursday May 12, 2016 at approximately 6:30 p.m. Beaverton officers responded to 12030 SW Fulmar Terrace on a report of a missing 13 year old. It is believed that she had runaway and might be in danger.

Officers spoke to the father of the missing child who is identified as Madison Taussig.
Madison is describes as 5'3" tall, 95 pounds, hazel eyes and long brown hair. Madison was seen on video leaving her house at 12:25 p.m. on May 12th. She was wearing all black and left riding a dark colored mountain bike.

There are concerns that Madison might be trying to travel to another state to meet an adult male she has been chatting with on Xbox Live. The last known location for Madison's cell phone was in Wilsonville last night.

If you have seen Madison or have any information that can help in locating her, please call the Beaverton Police at (503) 629-0111.

The father will speak to media. Call the PIO for his contact information.
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Attached Media Files: News Release , Madison Taussig
Red Cross Responds to Home Fire in Oregon City
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 05/14/16 3:00 AM
Volunteers with the American Red Cross disaster action team responded to a disaster just before 11 p.m., on Friday, May 13, 2016, in the 700 block of 10th St, Oregon City, OR. The fire affected multiple families, including three adults and one child. The Red Cross provided assistance to address immediate and basic needs (an example of assistance may include food or temporary housing), comfort kits and information about recovery services and emotional health resources. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

Did you know that the American Red Cross responds to an average of two disasters every day in our region? We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in communities across Oregon and Southwest Washington. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/cascades to schedule an appointment.

Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. Take a few moments to review your family's exit plan should there be a fire in your home. This information, and more, is available at www.redcross.org/cascades
Fri. 05/13/16
Vancouver Police Seek Help Locating Missing 7 Year Old (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 05/13/16 11:04 PM
Vincent Meadors
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The child was located around 10:55 and is fine, no further assistance needed. VPD would like to thank those news outlets that arrived and were ready to assist if the situation had not changed.









Vancouver Police are currently working a missing 7 year old boy, Vincent Meadors. Vincent is about 4'3" tall, around 50 pounds. He was last seen wearing a Blue shirt, blue shorts, with blue colored shoes that light up. Vincent has dyed red hair. Vincent was supposed to return home around 7:00 pm tonight, but never showed. He was last seen in the apartment complex in the 8700 block of E Mill Plain Blvd.

Anyone with information about Vincent's location are strongly encouraged to call 911. The attached picture of Vincent is reported to be about two months old.


Attached Media Files: Vincent Meadors
22 year old man stabbed in Estacada, suspect in custody
Sandy Police Dept. - 05/13/16 7:39 PM
At about 6:30 pm this evening Sandy Police Officers assigned to patrol Estacada were sent to a stabbing that had just occurred in the 700 block of North Broadway Street in Estacada. They found a 22 year old man suffering from at least one stab wound to the abdomen. The suspect fled in a vehicle before police arrived, but that vehicle was found a few miles away in the 28300 block of SE Eagle Creek Road.

The suspect, a 17 year old male, fled the car upon seeing police but was found a short time later. He is now in custody and is being interviewed. The victim is being taken by Life Flight to OHSU and his current condition is unknown. Many witnesses to the stabbing are also providing their accounts of what happened.

This release will be updated when more information becomes available.
BOEC'S media feed
Portland/Mult Co 9-1-1 - 05/13/16 6:31 PM
Good evening,
BOEC's media feed map is back up and running; however, they had to increase the call pull time from our CAD system to 2 minutes.

I apologize for all the inconvenience everyone suffered during the time the media feed was down.
Sandy Fire responds to Fuel Truck Accident (Photo)
Sandy Fire District - 05/13/16 4:29 PM
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On Friday, May 13, 2016 at approximately 07:37 Sandy Fire District responded to an unknown injury motor vehicle crash near the intersection of Proctor Blvd. and Beers Avenue. We arrived to find a commercial fuel truck and trailer owned by Space Age Fuel had collided with two parked cars and a tree, then veered across the street into three RV's in the sales lot of Fred's RV. The fuel tank of one car had been ruptured and one diesel saddle-tank on the fuel truck had also ruptured; both were leaking fuel. Crews quickly contained the leaking fuel with the use of absorbent materials, diking and collection containers. Hwy 26 westbound (Proctor Blvd.) was closed and/or detoured for several hours. Hwy 26 was re-opened at 10:00 am. The driver of the fuel truck was unhurt and may have had a medical incident; Sandy Police Department is investigating. The driver was transported by privately owned vehicle to a local hospital for evaluation and testing. No other persons were involved in this accident.

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Benton County Sheriff's Office Sponsors Citizens' Academy
Benton County Sheriff's Office - 05/13/16 4:10 PM
The Benton County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for its 2016 Citizens' Academy. The Academy begins September 6th and meets for ten sessions ending October 25th. This free program is designed to give citizen participants an opportunity to learn more about the day-to-day operations of the Sheriff's Office.

The class will meet each Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and on two Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. -- 2:30 p.m. The Saturdays are scheduled for October 1st and October 22nd .

During the program, participants will gain insight into the challenges faced by Deputies. Most of the instructors are sworn Deputies who share their experiences with the class. The Saturday sessions provide a hands-on opportunity to learn about emergency vehicle operations, traffic stops, and use of force situations.

The Citizens' Academy covers all aspects of the Sheriff's responsibilities including law enforcement, emergency management, search and rescue, parole and probation, jail operations and the support service and command responsibilities of the Office.

"We hope residents will take this opportunity to learn more about what their Sheriff's Office does," says Sheriff Scott Jackson. "The class fills up quickly so we encourage interested individuals to get their applications in early." Deadline for applications is August 23, 2016.

Applications are available online at: www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/page/2016-citizens-academy or in person at the Law Enforcement Center, 180 NW 5th Street, Corvallis. For further information, contact the Benton County Sheriff's Office at 541-766-6858.

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Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation to Celebrate New Beaverton Outpatient Facility, Free Confidential Counseling Available (Photo)
Woloshin Communications - 05/13/16 3:55 PM
Help, counseling and referrals are offered 24/7 800-257-7810.
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The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, the nation's largest nonprofit addiction treatment provider, invites the public to a free ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception, Wednesday, June 8, to celebrate the opening of a new outpatient facility in Beaverton, at 6600 SW 105th Ave., Suite 120.

Counselors and staff will be available to confidentially answer individual questions from families, friends and individuals who have questions about overcoming addiction and Hazelden's unique and successful treatment programs. Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's leaders will share the organization's vision and current state of addiction treatment.

The ribbon cutting will take place from 3 to 3:30 p.m., followed by tours and refreshments from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Register online or call 1-760-636-5985.

 "We're thrilled to announce the opening of our new, expanded and more convenient site in Beaverton," said Jan Vondrachek, executive director for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's Springbrook residential campus in Newberg and outpatient center in Beaverton.

"Our Beaverton center offers compassionate, outpatient addiction treatment with care individually tailored to fit the needs of patients. Our outpatient center in Beaverton and our residential campus in Newberg are both recognized for their expertise in medication-assisted opioid addiction treatment, co-occurring trauma and addiction care, and LGBTQ-integrative care."

In addition, "Our mission is to be a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction," said Vondrachek. "Our inpatient and outpatient drug and alcohol detoxification and rehab programs combine best practices and the latest research -- always leading with the respect and dignity that have set our care apart for decades."

The organization will move from its current facility in Beaverton to this new more convenient site. Many health insurance companies cover the treatment at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation facilities. In addition, the organization offers scholarships and patient aid for those who qualify. For a free, confidential consultation, call 1-866-866-4662.

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 16 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 for youth and adults. Learn more at www.HazeldenBettyFord.org and on Twitter @hazldnbettyford.

About Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation facilities in Oregon

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation has a robust presence in Oregon with a state-of-the-art Springbrook residential campus in Newberg and this new outpatient center in Beaverton. The two Oregon facilities are part of a national system of care that combine high-quality clinical experience with innovative programs and evidence-based practices to ensure everyone receives the help they need. Special services in Oregon include an innovative opiate addiction treatment program, residential and outpatient treatment for health care professionals, LGBTQ-sensitive care, and treatment for co-occurring trauma and addiction.



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Students Shine as Recycling Super Stars in Trex Challenge
City of Vancouver - 05/13/16 3:19 PM
CONTACTS:
Rich McConaghy, Environmental Resources Manager, Vancouver Public Works, 360-487-7165 or rich.mcconaghy@cityofvancouver.us
Loretta Callahan, Public Information/Community Relations, Vancouver Public Works, 360-487-8255 or loretta.callahan@cityofvancouver.us

Vancouver, Wash. -- Mill Plain Elementary students wrapped up their victory as the top plastic film recycling school in Clark County this afternoon with a visit from Bagzilla, a rousing assembly and a new Trex bench, donated by the Trex Company.

Stephanie Hicks, Trex materials resource coordinator, was visiting Vancouver and the surrounding area today to present awards to top winners of the Trex Challenge.

"In addition to promoting fun and friendly competition, the Trex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge provides students with a better understanding and appreciation for the importance of recycling," Hicks said. "This year's program was our most successful to-date, educating thousands of students about how they can help care for our planet."

During the challenge, students were encouraged to bring from home to school plastic film, bags and product wrap -- such as plastic bread bags, bubble wrap, dry cleaning bags, cereal box liners, produce bags, and the over-wrap for paper towels, toilet tissue and cases of water. The plastic was weighed by volunteers before being taken to one of the local retail grocery stores, where it was baled and sent to a Trex plant to be recycled into wood-alternative decking and other outdoor building materials.

Mill Plain Elementary School students collected the most plastic bags, wrap and film -- about 1,990 pounds or 3.9 pounds per students -- over a five-month challenge of 21 participating schools throughout Clark County. Altogether, the challenge collected 11,800 pounds, or nearly 6 tons of plastic bag and wrap between Nov. 15, 2015 (America Recycles Day) and April 15, 2016, with winners announced on April 22 (Earth Day).

Every participating school received a Trex planter box. Top schools in the other participating districts -- Liberty Middle School, Battle Ground High School and Sarah J. Anderson -- also received a Trex bench, made with the same type of plastic the students had been collecting.

The local Trex Challenge was a partnership effort led by the Trex Company and the City of Vancouver Solid Waste and Recycling, with the help of participating schools, staff and students, Bernadette Donald of Clark County's Green Schools Program, Waste Connections of Washington, the Wrap Recycling Action Program (WRAP), Safeway and other retail stores.

Anyone can be a recycling super star by taking plastic bags, film and wrap back to the store for recycling.

The City's Beyond Bags program aims to address all the plastic materials that have potential impacts for litter and waste by encouraging recycling of clean bags, wraps and film at participating local grocers and retailers. Area retailers are invited to join in by expanding or creating bag and wrap recycling opportunities for their customers with signage and bins near store entrances. Recycling plastic bags and wrap at the store also keeps plastic bags and wrap out of the curbside recycling cart, where these materials cause havoc with sorting equipment.

To learn more, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/beyondbags.

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Another of Salem's 10 Most Wanted Arrested (Photo)
Salem Police Dept. - 05/13/16 3:14 PM
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Another one of the Salem Police Department's "10 Most Wanted" was taken into custody after patrol officers spotted 37 year old Larry Hatlestad riding his bicycle on Portland Rd NE near Wayside Terrace at about 10:30 AM Friday. Hatlestad attempted to elude officers on his bicycle before abandoning the bike in the 2400 block of Edgewood Av NE. Hatlestad ran southbound through yards, climbing over fences. Officers established a perimeter and two K-9's were called to assist in the search. Hatlestad surrendered to officers in the backyard of a residence in the 2400 block of Carleton Way NE.

Hatlestad was wanted for a Parole Violation, as well as a bench warrant for Failure to Appear. He was also charged with Interfering with a Police Officer, Criminal Mischief III for fence damage, and two counts of Criminal Trespass II. In addition, he was cited for another count of Interfering with a Police Officer for an incident that occurred April 8th when he eluded officers on his bicycle. Hatlestad was lodged at the Marion County Correctional Facility.

Since the Salem Police Department initiated the "10 Most Wanted" in January 2010, 231 persons have been featured and 200 of those have been arrested.
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Multnomah County Sheriff's Office enhanced DUII patrols continue through June 19 and Undercover Crossing mission results
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/13/16 3:12 PM
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies will be conducting enhanced DUII enforcement patrols beginning today, Friday May 13, 2016 through Sunday June 19, 2016. MCSO 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 State Sheriff's Association.

Across the United States according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 10,000 people are killed in impaired driving crashes every year. As the summer months begin, outside activities, events and festivals pick up and travel around the region increases. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office reminds drivers "Buzzed driving IS drunk driving".

Plan ahead if you are driving and plan to consume alcohol. If you become impaired, don't drive -- call for a sober driver, taxi or use public transportation to get home safely.

If you notice an impaired driver, call 9-1-1 immediately to report it. Together we can all make our roads safer.

Operation Undercover Crossing - mission results

On Thursday May 12, 2016 between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. members of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and the Gresham Police Department conducted a Crosswalk Pedestrian Safety Mission on SW Cherry Park Rd in the City of Troutdale. The mission "Operation Undercover Crossing" was paid for by funds from the Oregon Department of Transportation Safety Division and Oregon Impact Pedestrian Safety Mini-Grant. This location is a marked school zone (Reynolds High School), and the speed limit is 20 mph during school hours.

During this mission the following citations were issued; Fail to Stop for a Pedestrian (16), Speeding (2), Cellphone (6), No Insurance (1), Seatbelt (6) and Driving while Suspended (2). Warnings issued; Seatbelt (2), Fail to Stop for a Pedestrian (3) and Fail to Obey a Traffic Control Device (1). Citations and warnings issued for Other Violations (10). Deputies were pleased to report an above average pedestrian safety compliance rate at this location.
Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board to meet May 19 in Salem
Oregon Health Authority - 05/13/16 3:02 PM
Media contact: Susan Stigers, 503-884-7215, susan.stigers@state.or.us
Program contact: Jacee Vangestel, 503-945-2852, jacee.m.vangestel@state.or.us

Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board to meet May 19 in Salem

What: Public meeting of the Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board

When: 1-5 p.m., Thursday, May 19

Where: Callan Conference Room, Kirkbride Building, third floor, Oregon State Hospital, 2600 Center Street NE. The public also can attend via toll-free conference line at 877-848-7030, participant code 297588.

Details: The Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board advises the superintendent, agency director and legislators on issues related to the safety, security and care of patients. Members include consumers, providers, advocates, legislators, community members, consumer families and OSH union members.

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. To request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations, call the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

For more information, see the board's website at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/osh/Pages/advisory-board.aspx.

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WSU Vancouver recognizes outstanding business students for their consulting work (Photo)
WSU Vancouver - 05/13/16 2:07 PM
Outstanding Growth Assessment Project, Drake Striping & Painting. From left to right: Nathan Drake (client), Scott Wallace (student), Kyle Yeung (student), Rohny Saylors (professor).
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VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Washington State University Vancouver's Carson College of Business celebrated the sixth anniversary of its Business Growth Mentor and Analysis Program Wednesday night with an event to recognize the businesses, volunteers and students involved in the program.

Established in 2011, Business Growth MAP is a pro-bono student-led consultancy. Student teams of four or five help with needs businesses identify, including startup, growth, marketing and accounting. Volunteer mentors from the business community meet with student teams weekly during the semester-long project to offer advice and feedback. Faculty members from the Carson College of Business oversee each project.

This year four student teams were recognized for outstanding work.

OUTSTANDING GROWTH ASSESMENT PROJECTS
Drake Striping & Painting
Justin Jenks, 2016
Connor Peterson, 2016
Caleb Steinborn, 2016
Scott Wallace, 2016
Kyle Yeung, 2016

Drake Striping & Painting, Vancouver, does pavement marking. The student team did a business assessment and created recommendations for increasing efficiencies, accounting solutions and branding--some of which were adopted before the spring semester ended.

Industrial Training International, Inc.
Mathias Descombes, 2016
Amanda Judisch, 2016
Jason Park, 2016

Industrial Training International, Inc., Woodland, provides crane, rigging, load handling training and consulting to corporate clients and individuals. Students focused on recommendations to help the company meet its aggressive growth goals.

Wolff Specialties
Marion Bateman, 2016
Nathaniel Exum, 2016
Tatyana Mosh, 2016
John Scheidt, 2016

Wolff Specialties, Vancouver, is an automotive repair company that specializes in alternative fuel conversions for auto gas. The student team focused on organizational and operational recommendations, and created a quote-configuration tool, a forecasting tool and a draft employee handbook.

OUTSTANDING MARKETING PROJECT
Sellberg's Tavern
Amber Bristow, 2016
Antonio Cotero-Martinez, 2016
Sean Curry, 2016
Jake Morr, 2015
Kassi Rebello, 2015

Sellberg's Tavern, Vancouver, was established in 1934 and considers itself Vancouver's "Cheers." The student team recommended specific brand wording, structure, pricing and a realistic timeline that could be easily implemented.

Businesses that would like to apply for Business Growth MAP services may call 360-546-9533, email bgmap@vancouver.wsu.edu or visit business.vancouver.wsu.edu/bgmap. New projects begin in late August.

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

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Oregon Medicaid Advisory Committee to meet in Salem May 25
Oregon Health Authority - 05/13/16 1:33 PM
May 13, 2016

Contact: Alissa Robbins, 503-490-6590 (media inquiries)
Oliver Droppers, 503-507-2990 (meeting information and accommodation)

What: The monthly public meeting of the Medicaid Advisory Committee.

When: Wednesday, May 25, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: Oregon State Library, Room 102/103, 250 Winter St., NE, Salem. The meeting will also be available via webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5672779983090523140. The public also may join by a listen-only conference line at 888-398-2342, access code 3732275.

Details: Oregon Health Authority staff will present an update on Oregon's 1115 Waiver renewal including a brief presentation on the proposed Coordinated Health Partnership concept. The committee will hear formal public comments after the waiver presentation.

Also at the meeting Bruce Austin, MD, OHA's dental director, will discuss OHA's Oral Health Strategic Plan. The Oregon Health Authority has charged the Medicaid Advisory Committee with developing a framework for defining and measuring oral health access for Oregon Health Plan members.

For more information on the 1115 Waiver renewal, see the draft renewal application at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Documents/Oregon%27s%20Draft%20Waiver%20Application.pdf . For more on the Coordinated Health Partnership concept, see pages 23-32 in the application.

OHA is accepting public comment on the draft waiver through June 1. Comments may be submitted to Janna.Starr@state.or.us, or through an online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QP7W23N.

For webinar information, meeting minutes, reports and updates, please visit the Committee's website at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPR/MAC/Pages/index.aspx.

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Salem Police Investigating Fatal Crash (Photo)
Salem Police Dept. - 05/13/16 1:22 PM
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Just after midnight Friday morning two Salem Police officers were typing reports in the 4500 block of Liberty Rd S when they heard squealing tires followed by a crash. They went to investigate and discovered that a silver colored 2002 GMC Yukon that had been eastbound on Skyline Rd S failed to negotiate the turn at Liberty Rd and crashed into a power pole killing 22 year old Corey Engleman. The driver, 30 year old David Robinett Jr. was transported to Salem Hospital by medics for non-life threatening injuries. An additional passenger, 26 year old Andrew Williams sustained minor injuries.

The investigation determined that alcohol and excessive speed contributed to the crash. The driver, David Robinett Jr., has been arrested for Manslaughter II and will be booked into the Marion County Correctional Facility following his release from Salem Hospital.


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And the Battle Wages On... For Safer Roads, Gresham Police Enforce Safety Belt Laws and Watch for DUII Drivers
Gresham Police Dept - 05/13/16 1:02 PM
Gresham, Ore. -- From May 16 through May 29, Gresham police will be working with the Oregon Department of Transportation and other local agencies for this year's second safety belt blitz and DUII focused patrols. Funded by the USDOT's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the blitz will focus on child safety restraints, seatbelt use, and minors riding illegally in the bed of pickup trucks.

The first quarter of the year has been marked by multiple pedestrians hit, vehicle crashes and DUII arrests. These events are not only tough for the people directly involved, but also for the entire community. However, with a plan of action, everyone can work together to make our roads safer.

Enforcement (warnings, tickets, arrests) is only one prong of a comprehensive safety plan; arguably the least liked for everyone.

Since January, in addition to routine patrol and traffic enforcement functions, Gresham officers working specific grant-funded hours dedicated to safety missions issued the following: 35 safety belt citations, including five child restrain citations; 33 suspended or revoked license citations; 16 DUII citations; and 121 citations or warnings for other offenses.

Cultivating an attitude of safety, including staying alert to surroundings and voluntarily complying with traffic laws, is the best way to be safe on our roads and remain ticket free.

Oregon law requires children under one year of age or weighing less than 20 pounds to be restrained in a rear-facing car seat. It also requires children weighing under 40 pounds to be restrained in a child seat. Children over 40 pounds must be in either a child seat or booster seat until they are eight years old or four-feet-nine-inches tall and the adult belt system fits them correctly.

On average, safety belts reduce the chance of being killed in a collision by 55 percent. In regard to infants under one year, the proper use of child safety restraints can reduce their chances of fatal injury by 71 percent. During 2014 in Multnomah County alone, 313 child passengers were either killed or injured.

In order to ensure child safety seats are being used correctly, refer to the manufacturer's instructions, your vehicle owner's manual or a local child seat fitting station. You can find more information about fitting stations at the following websites: http://www.nhtsa.gov/apps/cps/index.htm or http://oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources/ .

Oregon law also states any person under 18-years-old is not allowed to ride in the open bed of a pickup truck, with very few exceptions. See ORS 811.205, Carrying Minor on External Part of Vehicle, for details.

Motorists can expect to see extra DUII enforcement patrols during Memorial Day weekend, 4th of July and Labor Day weekend, along with other special events with identified DUII concerns.

Ways to prevent impaired driving:
?,? Stop alcohol service long before the event is over.
?,? Prepare for guests to stay the night or assist with calling for cab service.
?,? Choose a responsible designated driver.
?,? Serve plenty of food to possibly lessen the effects of drugs or alcohol.
?,? Offer a wide range of non-alcoholic beverages.
?,? Report impaired drivers by calling 911.
Oregon holding onto forests, farms and rangeland
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 05/13/16 12:55 PM
Oregon has done remarkably well in preserving forests, farms and rangeland from development, according to a recent study, "Forests, Farms, and People: Land Use Change on Non-Federal Land in Oregon, 1974-2014." The researchers pored over thousands of aerial photographs to compare changes in the use of private and non-federal public lands from the mid-1970s through 2014.

Conducted by the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station and the Oregon Department of Forestry, the study included three key findings:

1. Ninety-nine percent of all non-Federal land in Oregon that was in resource land uses in 1984 (after comprehensive land-use plans were implemented) remained in those uses in 2014.

2. Development of resource land to low-density residential or urban uses was consistent with land-use goals, plans and zoning. Most development of resource lands occurred adjacent or close to existing developed areas, thereby minimizing development scattered though Oregon's forests and farm lands.

3. Structures continued to be built on lands remaining in forest, agricultural and range uses at high rates, even after the implementation of county comprehensive land-use plans. But the impact of these additional structures on management of Oregon's resource lands was lessened, because most of the structures built are relatively close to land in low-density residential or urban uses.

According to forest economist Gary Lettman, one of the study authors, questions remain despite the recent slowdown in building on Oregon's resource lands.

"With projected economic growth and increasing populations, how will these increases in population be accommodated while protecting remaining resource lands from development?" he said. "And will it be possible to have affordable housing in Portland, Bend and other Oregon cities while still protecting remaining resource lands from development?"

Other questions in need of answers, he said, include how development is affecting wildland fire protection and suppression costs, water quality, and land-use conflicts. Research should also be conducted to look for opportunities where underproductive resource land can be released for development.

The land-use change study can be obtained by sending a request to: rod.l.nichols@oregon.gov
CCC's Community Education hand chime concert (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 05/13/16 12:25 PM
The Clackamas Community College senior program hand chime class will perform May 20.
The Clackamas Community College senior program hand chime class will perform May 20.
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OREGON CITY -- Clackamas Community College's senior program is offering a free, public concert May 20 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Gregory Forum on the Oregon City Campus, 19600 Molalla Ave.

For more than years, this program has offered hand chime ensemble classes at local independent living retirement communities. Ensembles rehearse weekly, learning music from classical to popular tunes.

The performance includes hand chimers from:
Rose Villa Retirement Community
Willamette View of Oak Grove
Town Center Village of Happy Valley
Mary's Woods in Lake Oswego

They will join together for a day of music-making under directors Ellie Hodder and Susan Schilke.

"I have truly enjoyed working with my musicians through the Clackamas Community College senior programs. My musicians range in age from early 60s to 97," Hodder said. "I've learned they are still curious, eager to learn and motivated to reach their highest potential every bit as much as my under-60 musicians. I receive every bit as much as I give. That's priceless."

For more information, contact Ellie Hodder at nwwalk@spiritone.com or call 503-730-9311. For more information on CCC's community education and senior programs, visit www.clackamas.edu/CommunityEducation.

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Photo: The Clackamas Community College senior program hand chime class will perform May 20.


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Federal partners unveil safer, more efficient turbine at Ice Harbor Dam (Photo)
Bonneville Power Administration - 05/13/16 12:24 PM
This new advanced turbine is expected to improve fish passage and increase power generation at Ice Harbor Lock and Dam in southeast Washington state.
This new advanced turbine is expected to improve fish passage and increase power generation at Ice Harbor Lock and Dam in southeast Washington state.
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BURBANK, Wash. -- An advanced-technology turbine, designed to improve fish passage at federal dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers is being installed at Ice Harbor Lock and Dam in southeast Washington state.

The $58 million project, funded by BPA, calls for runner replacements on two turbines, one fixed-blade, one adjustable, along with fish passageway improvements at Ice Harbor over the next few years.

The first turbine is set to be operational within 12 to 14 months. The work includes structural modifications to the turbine draft tube exits to improve hydraulic conditions for fish. The contracts also contain options to fabricate and install a third turbine runner.

The turbine design and installation is a collaboration between contractor, Voith Hydro Inc. of York, Pa., the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Bonneville Power Administration and NOAA Fisheries. Small-scale model testing of the new fixed-blade runner design indicates it may also increase power generation by 3 to 4 percent.

"After 50 years of operation and increasing maintenance requirements, the need to replace the existing turbine runners at Ice Harbor presented the opportunity to pursue new turbine runner designs with fish passage improvement as a priority," said Kevin Crum, project manager.

Voith Hydro Inc. used digital and physical models, and multiple design cycles to settle on two styles of high-tech runners, (turbine runners are the parts that rotate in water to generate power). The turbine runners are made of stainless steel to fight water corrosion.

BPA engineer George Brown called the work an "excellent example of collaboration among BPA, the Corps, NOAA and a capable contractor."

"The key ingredient holding us all together is the goal of creating meaningful improvements to the environmental performance of a critical Northwest power resource," Brown says. "The efficiency and reliability benefits to the hydroelectric system are an important bonus, stretching the value of the limited water resource."

Advanced-technology turbines could eventually extend beyond Ice Harbor to replace aging infrastructure at other Columbia and Snake river dams.

The latest monitoring shows that less than 10 percent of all migrating juvenile salmon and steelhead pass through turbines on the Snake river, depending on the dam and the species of fish. At Ice Harbor Dam that number is between 0.5 to 8.6 percent. Most out-migrating fish use surface passage, such as spillway weirs, on their way to the ocean. About 93 to 96 percent of all young salmon and steelhead now survive passage at each dam in the Federal Columbia River Power System.

For more information about the Ice Harbor turbine runner design and other programs to benefit Columbia River salmon and steelhead, visit: www.nww.usace.army.mil/Missions/FishPrograms.aspx and www.salmonrecovery.gov.


Attached Media Files: This new advanced turbine is expected to improve fish passage and increase power generation at Ice Harbor Lock and Dam in southeast Washington state.
YWCA Clark County Announces Young Women of Achievement (YWOA) Scholarship Recipients (Photo)
YWCA Clark County - 05/13/16 11:32 AM
Kaitlyn Hill-Soroptimist International of Southwest Washington Scholarship
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Vancouver, WA -- Four high school seniors have been selected to each receive a $1,500 scholarship from YWCA Clark County in support of their future educational endeavors. Gabrielle Apana, Corinne Bintz, Kaitlyn Hill, and Baochau Tran consistently demonstrated strong leadership qualities in alignment with YWCA Clark County values throughout their high school careers. Each student has contributed extensive volunteer hours to their schools, local nonprofits, faith-based organizations and their community as a whole.

Gabrielle Apana of Evergreen High School was awarded the Soroptimist International of Vancouver Scholarship and will attend UCLA, Baochau Tran of Heritage High School was awarded the Friends of YWCA Young Woman of Achievement Scholarship and will attend the University of Washington, Kaitlyn Hill of Vancouver iTech Preparatory was awarded the Soroptimist International of Southwest Washington Scholarship and will attend Seattle University and Corinne Bintz of Camas High School was awarded the Donna Roberge Scholarship and will attend Middlebury College.

YWCA Clark County has a long history of supporting and recognizing young female leaders in our community. The organization has been honoring young women with its annual educational scholarship award in recognition for exemplary volunteerism, commitment to community, and leadership since 1985.


About YWCA Clark County
YWCA Clark County serves more than 11,800 people each year who are survivors of domestic violence, homelessness, sexual assault, child abuse and neglect, and oppression, as well as youth in foster care and incarcerated women.


Attached Media Files: Kaitlyn Hill-Soroptimist International of Southwest Washington Scholarship , Gabrielle Apana-Soroptimist International of Vancouver Scholarship , Corinne Bintz-Donna Roberge Scholarship , Baochau Tran-Friends of YWCA Young Woman of Achievement Scholarship
Residential Fire
Albany Fire Dept. - 05/13/16 11:02 AM
Albany Fire Department responded to a first-alarm house fire this morning at 1680 SE Tudor Way. Three fire engines, one fire truck, and one ambulance responded with 17 firefighters. The house was fully involved in fire when firefighters arrived. Three of the home's residents and two pets were home at the time and escaped with no injuries. Assistance was provided to the residents from the Albany Firefighters Community Assistance Fund and the home is insured.

Assistance from neighboring fire departments was requested to cover other emergency calls in Albany during the fire. Albany Fire Department is investigating the source of the fire.
Wild Horses and Burros on Public Rangelands Now 2.5 Times Greater than 1971 when Protection Law Was Passed (Photo)
Bureau of Land Management Oregon & Washington - 05/13/16 10:56 AM
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BLM seeks to expand initiatives to address problems with new legislative authority

46,000 Horses Already Being Cared for Off-Range
Off-Range Care of Unadopted Horses Would Exceed $1 Billion
Necessary Horse Gathers Exceed Available Space and Funding

The Bureau of Land Management announced today that as of March 1, 2016, more than 67,000 wild horses and burros are roaming Western public rangelands -- a 15 percent increase over the estimated 2015 population.

The updated numbers show more than twice the number of horses on the range than is recommended under BLM land use plans. It is also two and a half times the number of horses and burros that were estimated to be in existence when the Wild and Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act was passed in 1971. To help address the problem, BLM is seeking legislative authority for additional initiatives.

"Over the past seven years we have doubled the amount of funding used for managing our nation's wild horses and burros," said BLM Director Neil Kornze. "Despite this, major shifts in the adoption market and the absence of a long-term fertility control drug have driven population levels higher. A number of program reforms are underway, but assistance is needed from our local, state, and federal partners."

While herds of wild horses consistently double in size every four years, there has also been a dramatic decrease in adoptions in recent years. In the early 2000s, nearly 8,000 horses were being placed with private adopters each year. Due to a number of economic factors, that number is now down to roughly 2,500 animals each year, compounding an already difficult management situation.

The total lifetime cost of caring for an unadopted animal that is removed from the range is substantial. Costs for lifetime care in a corral approaches $50,000 per horse. With 46,000 horses and burros already in off-range corrals and pastures, this means that without new opportunities for placing these animals with responsible owners, the BLM will spend more than a billion dollars to care for and feed these animals over the remainder of their lives. Given this vast financial commitment, the BLM is now severely limited in how many animals it can afford to remove from the range.

To address these issues the BLM is taking a number of steps, including sponsoring a significant research program focused on fertility control; transitioning horses from off-range corrals to more cost-effective pastures; working to increase adoptions with new programs and partnerships; and requesting two new pieces of legislative authority -- one to allow for the immediate transfer of horses to other agencies that have a need for work animals and one that would create a congressionally-chartered foundation that could help fund and support adoption efforts. Additional tools and resources are needed to bring this program onto a sustainable path.

The table below shows the 2016 West-wide, on-range population on a state-by-state basis as of March 1, 2016. This year's 15 percent increase over the 2015 population compares to an 18 percent increase from 2014 to 2015. The BLM plans to remove 3,500 wild horses and burros from Western public rangelands in 2016.

Wild Horse and Burro On-Range Population as of March 1, 2016
State Horses Burros Total Maximum AML
AZ 318 5,317 5,635 1,676
CA 4,925 3,391 8,316 2,200
CO 1,530 0 1,530 812
ID 468 0 468 617
MT 160 0 160 120
NV 31,979 2,552 34,531 12,811
NM 171 0 171 83
OR 3,785 56 3,841 2,715
UT 5,440 400 5,840 1,956
WY 6,535 0 6,535 3,725
TOTAL 55,311 11,716 67,027 26,715

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.


Attached Media Files: BLM Wild Horse and Burro Population , Wild Horses
Northwest ELC Hub Governance Council Meeting
NW Regional ESD: Columbia Co. - 05/13/16 10:15 AM
Meeting Name: Northwest ELC Hub Governance Council Meeting
Date: May 17, 2016
Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm
Location: NWRESD Tillamook Service Center
20 Yrs of Worship, Fellowship, & A Little Basketball at Salvation Army Tournament -Games Today; 10 Pro Basketball Alumni to Play
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 05/13/16 9:30 AM
WHO: Salvation Army basketball teams from Western United States, 10 Pro Basketball alumni

WHAT: The Salvation Army is celebrating its 20th anniversary of the Moore Street Basketball Tournament. It's a weekend of worship, fellowship, and a little basketball. Teams from across the Western United States come to play and share in the love of the game and in the Lord. Ten professional basketball alumni players are joining and providing testimony.

WHEN:
Friday, May 13th, 2016 --
Games start at 8:45am & end at 4pm
Worship Service is at 7pm

Saturday, May 14th, 2016 --
Games start at 8:45am & end at 7pm
Worship Service is at 7:30pm

Sunday, May 15th, 2016 --
Championship Games start at 1pm & end at 3pm
Holiness Meeting is at 11am

WHERE:
The Salvation Army Moore Street Community and Worship Center
5325 N. Williams Ave.
Portland, OR 97217

FOR MEDIA ONLY: Interviews are available with The Salvation Army, professional player alumni, and staff. Please connect with Teresa Steinmetz for more information on the tournament: Teresa.steinmetz@usw.salvationarmy.org or 503-794-3283 or 971-219-3226 (cell). Or contact Captain Marcos Marquez at 310-944-2784 (cell).



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(Portland, OR) May 12, 2016 -- Be MOVED this weekend at The Salvation Army Moore Street Community and Worship Center. It's the 20th Annual Moore Street Basketball Tournament, where Salvation Army teams from across the Western United States will hit the courts alongside Harlem Globetrotter and professional basketball alumni, including Seth Franco, Chris Taft, Gerald Brooks, and more. Games will take place in the Moore Street basketball gym Friday, May 13 --Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 5325 N. Williams Ave., Portland, OR 97217.

"For 20 years, we have been putting on this tournament as a way to reach out to the community and change lives," says Captain Marcos Marquez. "It's about worship, fellowship, and a little bit of basketball at this tournament. It's a time to come together to worship and share in the love of the game."

Seth Franco, former Harlem Globetrotter, has been participating in this tournament for many years. This year, he brings with him nine other professional basketball player alumni who have their own inspirational stories to share of overcoming obstacles through sports and determination.

Leveryll Wilson is the Program Director at The Salvation Army Moore Street Corps, and has been instrumental in the success of this year's 20th anniversary tournament. He is also a product of this tournament. Leveryll grew up in a gang environment in Tacoma, WA and years ago was encouraged to play in the Moore Street Basketball Tournament. His life changed as a result. He now sees an opportunity to change lives through The Salvation Army and through this tournament.

The community is invited to cheer on players all weekend or join for worship services. The tournament schedule is as follows:

Friday, May 13th, 2016 --
Games start at 8:45am & end at 4pm
Worship Service is at 7pm

Saturday, May 14th, 2016 --
Games start at 8:45am & end at 7pm
Worship Service is at 7:30pm

Sunday, May 15th, 2016 --
Championship Games start at 1pm & end at 3pm
Holiness Meeting is at 11am



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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 127 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
It's All Academic: PCC student wins Coca-Cola gold (Photo)
PCC - 05/13/16 9:24 AM
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NORTH PORTLAND, Ore. -- Tony Vezina's incredible comeback is now complete.

Vezina, student body president for Portland Community College's Cascade Campus in North Portland and leader of PCC's District Student Council, has been chosen as a 2016 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Gold Scholar by national two-year college honor society Phi Theta Kappa. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation recognizes 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze scholars nationally, and provides nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. Each Gold Scholar receives a $1,500 scholarship and a special medallion.

"I was born into poverty, generational drug addiction and incarceration, and survived a childhood of abuse that led me to drug use, criminality, the criminal justice system and eventually homelessness," Vezina said. "I've been sober almost four years, three of them spent in higher education, which gave me the context to understand societal elements that led to my inadequacies."

After trying several times to kick his addiction on his own, he found support at Volunteers of America, a nonprofit that provides a range of services for low-income and marginalized people. Once clean and sober, Vezina co-founded the 4th Dimension Recovery Center (4D), a Northeast Portland-based "event-driven" center for young people in recovery, offering a range of drug-free activities.

After earning his GED through a Multnomah County program, the Northeast Portland resident found his way to PCC by way of a recovery scholarship offered through the Cascade Campus Women's Resource Center. Vezina started a student recovery club at the campus and joined student government. He was named president of Cascade's PTK chapter and Cascade's student government office this year before being elected by his peers as District Student Council leader.

"PCC has been revolutionary in my life," he said. "It's changed how I see the world and my place in it. Student government has become my bread and butter. Working with diverse populations has expanded my reality so much. The things I learn from my colleagues every day are helping me to be a better human being."

For more on his story, visit: http://news.pcc.edu/2016/05/tony-vezina-profile/

Vezina's selection as a Coca-Cola Gold Scholar was based on scores the student earned in the All-USA Community College Academic Team competition, which included 19 other students nationwide. In addition, Vezina and seven other PCC students earned OCCA All Academic Scholar designations, getting to meet Gov. Kate Brown at a ceremony in Salem in April.

The complete list of OCCA All-Academic Team winners from PCC include Vy Vo (Southeast Portland) and Gaetan-Dauphin Nzowo (Beaverton) of the Rock Creek Campus; Mana Amadon (Southeast Portland) and April Mogwai Turner (Southeast Portland) of the Sylvania Campus; Mallory Jasperson (Southeast Portland) and Tai Pham (Northeast Portland) from the Southeast Campus; and Andrew Viceroy (Southeast Portland) and Vezina from the Cascade Campus.


About Portland Community College: PCC is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and 19th largest in the nation, serving approximately 85,000 full- and part-time students. PCC has four comprehensive campuses, eight 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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Military Honored at Annual Memorial Day and Soldiers' Bivouac Event at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - 05/13/16 9:23 AM
The Community Military Appreciation Committee (CMAC) will present Vancouver's Memorial Day Observance Ceremony on Monday, May 30, 2016 at 11 am at the Bandstand on the historic Parade Ground at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

In conjunction with this event, the National Park Service at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site will host the popular Soldiers' Bivouac living history encampment from 10 am to 2 pm.

CMAC has organized this event with help from its partners - the City of Vancouver, the National Park Service at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, the Fort Vancouver National Trust, the Armed Forces Reserve Center, and 40 et 8 for the past eight years.

"First established by the U.S. Army in 1849, there are few places in the Pacific Northwest with as rich of a military tradition as Vancouver Barracks," said Acting Chief Ranger Bob Cromwell. "It is the honor of the National Park Service to host this annual event honoring our nation's fallen military heroes, and specifically those from Clark County."

"We appreciate working with the National Park Service and other partners on this event every year, and for the event sponsorship from Waste Connections," said Dan Tarbell, Co-Chair of the CMAC. "I agree, the partnership and sponsorship opportunities we have throughout this community seem to strengthen with every year," said Larry Smith, Co-Chair of CMAC.

This year's keynote speaker for the event will be Lt. Colonel Brad Aiello, United States Marine Corps 6th Engineer Support Battalion. A graduate of the State University of New York at Albany, the Lt. Colonel was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in 1995. As part of the 24th MEU, Lt. Colonel Aiello deployed to the Mediterranean Sea in 1998, conducting both combat and humanitarian assistance operations during the Kosovo Campaign. He was promoted to Captain in June 1999 and posted to the Marine Corps Security Force Company protecting the Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific aboard Naval Submarine Base Bangor near Silverdale, Washington. Deployed to Kuwait in February 2003, Bravo Company was attached to the 5th Marines and participated in combat operations supporting all five maneuver battalions of Regimental Combat Team 5 during the invasion of Iraq. Aiello deployed in January 2009 to Baghdad, where he served as the Senior Advisor to the Director of Military Engineering, Iraqi Joint Headquarters, in the Iraq Ministry of Defense. He returned from overseas in June 2011, and was assigned to Headquarters Marine Corps at the Pentagon as the Aviation Ground Support Requirements Officer and Marine Wing Support Squadron Advocate on the staff of the Deputy Commandant for Aviation. He was promoted to his present rank on October 1, 2011.

Free public parking for the event will be at Hudson's Bay High School, 1601 E. McLoughlin Boulevard, and C-Tran will be providing free shuttle bus service between the high school parking lot and the event site.

The event has been generously sponsored by Waste Connections for the last six years and will be emceed by CMAC members. 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, Veteran's Day, Our Community Salutes, and POW/MIA Day ceremonies, as well as recognition/support of our military families of all services.
Sheriff's Office Sees Uptick In Motorists Speeding While Avoiding Construction (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/13/16 9:23 AM
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The Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team regularly partakes in adding extra patrols to our roadways largely in part to grants made possible by the Oregon State Sheriff's Association and the Oregon Department of Transportation. As a part of these operations our Deputies listen to our residents and review crash statistics to best determine where their patrols our needed.

Wrapping up our Cinco De Mayo DUII patrols, we are now launching into a seatbelt operation from May 16th through May 29th, additionally we will be adding DUII patrols over the Memorial Day weekend. A trend Deputies have noticed is motorists using our rural roads to avoid construction projects.


The Keubler Road project is driving motorists to use Hylo Road South, a rural county road with steep hills and multiple blind spots. In the last month our Deputies have issued 39 citations for speeding from 60 to 73 mph in the posted 45 mph zone. The Sheriff's Office understands a motorist who wants to get home after a hard day's work, but we are asking you to please slow down and observe the 45 mph limit set for this roadway. The Sheriff's Office wants to see all of our residents and visitors have a safe and happy holiday weekend.


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Find farm stands & u-picks with Oregon's Bounty (Photo)
Oregon Farm Bureau - 05/13/16 9:21 AM
Use a smartphone to easily find farm stands, u-pick fields, on-farm festivals — and get driving directions — with Oregon’s Bounty at www.oregonfb.org.
Use a smartphone to easily find farm stands, u-pick fields, on-farm festivals — and get driving directions — with Oregon’s Bounty at www.oregonfb.org.
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Use a smartphone to easily find farm stands, u-pick fields, on-farm festivals -- and get driving directions -- with Oregon's Bounty at www.oregonfb.org.

Strawberries, asparagus, squash, and salad greens -- not to mention a vast array of bedding plants, flowering baskets, and fresh-cut flowers -- are just a few favorites of the agricultural bounty of spring. But if you want to buy directly from the source on a trip out to the countryside, where do you go?

"Everyone knows where their local farmers market is. But what about farm stands, u-pick fields, and on-farm festivals out in rural areas? That's where Oregon's Bounty comes in," said OFB Communications Director Anne Marie Moss.

Oregon's Bounty at oregonfb.org is a searchable directory of over 300 family farms and ranches that sell food and foliage directly to the public.

Easily navigable with a smartphone, Oregon's Bounty allows visitors to search for specific agriculture products -- like strawberries, cauliflower, and eggs -- and/or search for farms within a region of the state. Visitors can also do a search for "u-pick" or "events" to find farms that offer those activities.

Once a farm stand is located, visitors can get driving directions from their current location or another address.

"Oregonians love farm-fresh food. Thanks to the diversity of Oregon agriculture, we can buy an enormous variety of fruits, vegetables, meat, nuts, flowers, and foliage directly from the families who raised it," said Moss.

"Each of the farms listed in Oregon's Bounty are owned and operated by Farm Bureau members, who are proud to share what they've raised with the public," said Moss. "Spring is a great time to take a trip into the beautiful countryside and experience Oregon agriculture firsthand."

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

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

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


Attached Media Files: Use a smartphone to easily find farm stands, u-pick fields, on-farm festivals — and get driving directions — with Oregon’s Bounty at www.oregonfb.org.
Sidewalk and Street Improvements Coming to Battle Ground's NE 1st Street (Photo)
City of Battle Ground - 05/13/16 9:15 AM
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A City of Battle Ground project designed to improve pedestrian safety on NE 1st Street, just east of Battle Ground High School, is currently underway. The addition of sidewalks to the north side of the roadway will complete the pedestrian connection on NE 1st Street between N. Parkway and NE 3rd Avenues. In addition to sidewalks, the project includes street lighting, landscaping, ADA ramps, and the widening of the roadway - elements that will provide safer travel for all users.

Last year, the city was successful in obtaining nearly $230,000 in a Community Development Block Grant from Clark County in order to fund the project. Another $18,000 in the form of engineering and design work was funded by the City of Battle Ground.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of this month.


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Public Health Advisory Board meets May 19 in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 05/13/16 8:54 AM
May 13, 2016

What: The monthly public meeting of the Public Health Advisory Board.

Agenda: Review of the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant work plan; discussion about the public health modernization work plan and assessment; reports from the board's subcommittees.

When: Thursday, May 19, 2:30-5:30 p.m. A 15-minute public comment period is scheduled at 5:15 p.m. Comments are limited to three minutes.

Where: Portland State Office Building, Room 1E, 800 NE Oregon St., Portland. The meeting will also be live streamed through the Public Health Advisory Board website at http://www.healthoregon.org/phab.

Oregon's Public Health Advisory Board provides guidance for Oregon's governmental public health system and oversees the implementation of public health modernization and Oregon's State Health Improvement Plan.

For more information contact Cara Biddlecom at 971-673-2284 or cara.m.biddlecom@state.or.us.

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FamilyCare Health invests more than $500,000 to improve health outcomes
FamilyCare Health - 05/13/16 8:53 AM
Portland, Ore. -- May 13, 2016 -- FamilyCare Health is pleased to announce $532,186 in new grant awards for community based organizations across the tri-county region. These investments will increase access to behavioral health services for children and adults and increase the capacity to provide culturally specific services to Latinos in our communities.

Capital Projects:

ALBERTINA KERR: $150,000 for Completion of the Albertina Kerr Campus for Children's Mental Health in Gresham. These funds will assist with the final phase construction costs, plus furnishings and equipment in the clinical facilities on the Children's Mental Health Campus. The Children's Mental Health Campus will sustain and improve access to mental health services for children and their families

CENTRAL CITY CONCERN: $150,000 for renovation of deteriorated service spaces in CCC's Golden West building to increase clients served at the Old Town Clinic. Two programs - the Imani Center (Afrocentric mental health and additions treatment) and the Benefits Entitlement Specialist Team (BEST) -- will be relocated to the expanded space. The relocation of these programs will in turn allow for projected growth in CCC Health Services and increase engagement of high-risk clients in primary care and behavioral health services.

Capacity Building:

COMMUNITY CAPACITATION CENTER: $58,649 for development of a new Spanish-language training state certified Community Health Worker (CHW) training curriculum on behalf of the Latino-Centric CHW Training Partnership. This group - El Programa Hispano Católico, Latino Network, Nuestra Comunidad Sana, and Northwest Family Services - will conduct the cultural adaptation and translation and co-facilitate the trainings.

LATINO NETWORK: $64,500 for an Early Childhood Community Health Worker (CHW) who will provide direct linkages between children and families enrolled in their programs and primary healthcare services. The CHW will provide health workshops for parents, developmental screenings, and referrals to services for families participating in Latino Network's early childhood programs.


ROSEWOOD CLINIC (YVFW): $85,197 for two Community Health Workers (CHWS) for the Yakima Valley Farm Workers' clinic to provide culturally appropriate, intensive, and individualized support in addressing social determinants of health and traumatic life events that their clients experience.


ADELANTE MUJERES: $24,237 for increasing food security for Latina women and their young children. The grant will benefit those living in western Washington County who are enrolled in classes such as GED Prep in Spanish, computer skills, job training, and parenting and personal growth classes. This program is intended to (1) Increase Latino Families consumption of fresh, local produce and, (2) Inform and refer participants to federal benefit programs in order to improve participants' food security.


"These investments advance the important work being done by our partners to benefit the health of individuals, families, and the communities at large," said Jeff Heatherington, CEO of FamilyCare Health. "We're proud to be associated with these committed organizations."


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About FamilyCare Health
For 30 + years, FamilyCare Health has been providing patient-centered healthcare to Oregonians. With over 130,000 members, FamilyCare Health is a Medicare and Medicaid managed care organization providing health plan services in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington and some parts of Marion counties. FamilyCare was the first health plan in Oregon to integrate models of physical and mental health. It was the first Coordinated Care Organization in the tri?county area certified by the Oregon Health Authority. More information at http://www.familycareinc.org/
Senior Citizens Council raises about $16,000 at 1950's style dinner auction (Photo)
Wells Fargo - 05/13/16 8:08 AM
Elvis impersonator Roger Anderson entertains the crowd at the annual dinner auction fundraiser in Milwaukie on April 23 for the Senior Citizens Council.
Elvis impersonator Roger Anderson entertains the crowd at the annual dinner auction fundraiser in Milwaukie on April 23 for the Senior Citizens Council.
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MILWAUKIE, Ore. -- The Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County (SCCCC) raised about $16,000 at its "Back to the 50's!" fundraising dinner and silent auction April 23 at Gray Gables Estate in Milwaukie.

Close to 75 people attended the event to support the Oregon City-based nonprofit group.

The event featured a performance by Elvis impersonator Roger Anderson of Bonnie Lake, Wash., who entertained the crowd with songs from the late singer. The attendees also placed bids on donated items, enjoyed a 1950's diner-style meal and a 1950's costume contest.

"We might have held fundraisers in the past that drew more attendees and netted more money, but we've never held an event that netted more fun and laughter," said SCCCC Executive Director Christi Bird.

This year marks the 44th anniversary of the SCCCC providing services for home-bound, frail, vulnerable and geographically isolated adults in Clackamas County. Not available anywhere else, its programs promote independence, improve quality of life and prevent or end abuse, neglect (including self-neglect) and exploitation of at-risk seniors and adults with disabilities.

The organization is currently seeking more board members. Those interested can call (503) 657-1366.

About Senior Citizens Council
Founded in 1972, Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County, Inc. is committed to improving the quality of life for seniors and adults with disabilities in Clackamas County, Ore. Many of those served don't have the ability to pay. The SCCCC relies on donations, grants and this fundraising event to support those in need. More information about the council is posted at www.seniorcitizenscouncil.com.


Attached Media Files: Elvis impersonator Roger Anderson entertains the crowd at the annual dinner auction fundraiser in Milwaukie on April 23 for the Senior Citizens Council. , Senior Citizens Council Executive Director Christi Bird enjoys a photo with Elvis impersonator Roger Anderson at the nonprofit’s annual dinner auction fundraiser in Milwaukie on April 23.
Red Cross Responds to Home Fire in Gladstone
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 05/13/16 6:15 AM
Volunteers with the American Red Cross disaster action team responded to a disaster at 3:40 a.m., May 13, 2016, in the 19000 block of Addie Street in Gladstone, OR. The fire affected one family of five adults. The Red Cross provided assistance to address immediate and basic needs such as temporary lodging, and information about recovery services and disaster health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

Did you know that the American Red Cross responds to an average of two disasters every day in our region? We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in communities across Oregon and Southwest Washington. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/cascades to schedule an appointment.

Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. Take a few moments to review your family's exit plan should there be a fire in your home. This information, and more, is available at www.redcross.org/cascades
UPDATE: Two People Injured in Drive-By Shooting in Southeast Portland
Portland Police Bureau - 05/13/16 5:50 AM
###UPDATE###

Yesterday, May 12, 2016 at 10:03 p.m., Officers assigned to the Gang Enforcement Team observed a suspicious vehicle in area of N.E. 121st st. and N.E. Glisan ave. Officers contacted the vehicle in the McDonald's parking lot. The vehicles driver remained with the car but the rear seat passenger quickly tried to leave the vehicle. There was no front seat passenger.

The individual from the rear of the car fled as officers attempted to contact him. Officers were able to capture him a short distance away. The driver remained with the vehicle. Officers began an investigation which led to the recovery of two firearms as well as drugs and materials related to the distribution of drugs.

The driver, 23-year-old Antwain M Patterson, was also one of the individuals shot earlier that day in the same area. He was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on multiple firearms and drug related charges. The passenger, 31-year-old Ronald C Rhodes was also booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a parole violation for a prior robbery conviction.

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Both victims are expected to survive their injuries.

Gang investigators have learned that the suspect vehicle was a dark blue sedan with tinted windows.

There are no further updates at this time and the crime scene was cleared at approximately 3:00 p.m.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Thursday May 12, 2016, at 12:44 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a drive-by shooting in the 11900 block of Southeast Ash Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located two gunshot victims - a male in his 20s and a male in his 30s. Both victims were transported by ambulance to Portland hospitals with serious injuries.

Preliminary information given to police indicates that the two men were standing outside a residence when they were shot by someone in a silver or gray sedan that was being driven westbound on Ash Street. Witnesses believe that there were three African American males inside the suspect vehicle.

Southeast Ash Street is closed as a crime scene from 122nd Avenue to 119th Avenue.

Interested media should stage on the 119th Avenue side of the crime scene.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) will be responding to the scene - ETA 2:30 p.m.

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

The Gang Enforcement Team is responding to assist with the investigation.

The Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) and Gun Task Force (GTF) are continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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North Precinct officers arrest two subjects burglarizing an occupied home
Portland Police Bureau - 05/13/16 4:48 AM
Today, May 13, 2016 at 2:50 a.m., North Precinct officers received a call from a home in the 4600 block of N.E. 109th ave. that someone was inside their home. The adult female caller told officers that she could hear someone coming in a window in her mother's room and then heard her mother call out. She believed her mother was being robbed.

Officers responded to the area and were able to custody of one suspect as he attempted to leave the house through the front door. A second suspect tried to escape through a window. He was unsuccessful and officers took custody of him as well.

Officers continued to investigate the incident and believe the suspects are responsible for at least three burglaries this evening. In at least one of the burglaries, and possibly more, entry was made into the home via a window left open due to the heat.

Both suspects are black males in their teens or early 20's. Their identities have not been confirmed as yet and the incident is still under investigation. If the suspects are adults and booked into the Multnomah County Jail their identities will released after they have been confirmed.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind the public of the importance of securing their home despite the heat. The Office of Neighborhood Involvement's Crime Prevention Program has a number of tips for preventing crime. They have provided the following advice regarding residential burglaries:

Most burglars choose homes that appear unoccupied. For residential properties, many burglaries occur during the day when property owners or tenants are at work, school, or other places. While residents are on vacation, their homes will be more vulnerable if there are signs of absence such as stacked up newspapers and overgrown vegetation. Burglars often target property that is portable, valuable, and can easily be converted to cash such as jewelry, mobile phones, tablets and laptops, and electronics.

There are things that you can do to reduce the risk of being targeted.

Lock windows and doors, including garage doors, and remind your children to lock up as well.
Create an appearance of occupancy to make it look like someone is home when you are out. If you are on vacation, stop the mail and newspaper, put lights and television on timers or turn them on remotely, and ask your neighbors to keep an eye on your home and place your garbage at the curb on recycling days.
Improve the security hardware on doors, windows, and gates to fortify entry points. This includes installing locks on gates to your backyard.
Secure ladders, tools, and other climbing devices to prevent a thief from accessing vulnerable areas of your home.
Where possible, improve the visibility of your property, and focus on those areas that obscure entry points. This may include trimming dense trees and bushes, adding lighting, and removing features that conceal activities. By doing so, neighbors and passersby may observe what's occurring on your property and report suspicious activity to the police.
Activate your security alarm, and make sure that your family members know how to use the system.
Start a Neighborhood Watch with the City of Portland's Crime Prevention Program. This program trains residents about identifying and reporting suspicious activity, crime prevention, and encourages residents to get involved in the safety of their neighborhood.
Report suspicious activity to the police.
Keep record of the serial numbers of your valuables and take photos of items such as jewelry artwork to improve the chances of recovery if found. The following link is a form for creating an inventory: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/105272

Additional burglary prevention tips can be found by visiting the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention webpage, http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/331475.

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Thu. 05/12/16
Salem Police Detectives Arrest Two For Organized Retail Theft
Salem Police Dept. - 05/12/16 6:11 PM
Investigators with Fred Meyer, Safeway/Albertsons, and Target Organized Retail Crime Units collaborating as part of the Northwest Organized Retail Crime Alliance initiated an investigation into a Salem couple buying and selling stolen retail products, primarily health and beauty products along with some clothing. Undercover investigators with the Northwest Organized Retail Crime Alliance made seven separate purchases totaling a little over $11,000 from the couple with a retail value of more than $37,000. They subsequently notified the Salem Police Department of their investigation.

On Thursday at about 9:00 AM, Salem Police detectives served a search warrant in the 100 block of Connecticut Av SE. A large amount of new retail items still in their original packaging was located at the residence. Taken into custody was 39 year old Michael Rascon and 34 year old Maria Rojas.

The two were charged with Unlawful Racketeering Activity, Laundering a Monetary Instrument, Organized Retail Theft (Attempted), and Theft I be receiving and were lodged at the Marion County Correctional Facility.
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Suspect in Custody Following Burglary Spree South of Parkdale (Photo)
Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/12/16 5:23 PM
Craig Allan Pagenkopf
Craig Allan Pagenkopf
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PARKDALE, Ore. -- On May 10, 2016, deputies began receiving reports of burglarized homes on Mountain Shadows Drive south of Parkdale. Additional reports were taken on May 11, 2016 totaling more than half a dozen incidents. Information obtained during the investigation of the incidents indicated that the suspect/s may still be in the area.

With assistance from the Sheriff's Office airplane, deputies located thirty-eight year old Craig Allan Pagenkopf of Kansas in the forest adjacent to the area. The investigation ultimately led to Pagenkopf's arrest. He was lodged at NORCOR on six counts of First Degree Burglary, three counts of Theft in the First Degree and single counts of Attempted First Degree Burglary and Attempted Second Degree Burglary.

Following an extensive search by ground and air, Sheriff's Office personnel recovered a large cache of property stolen from area residences.

Unfortunately, burglaries are not uncommon and would be thieves look for victim's of opportunity. The Sheriff's Office recommends that homeowners take steps to protect their property. Consider an alarm system. With modern technology, there are many affordable systems now that utilize internet connections or cellular connections if internet and landline's aren't available. If you plan to be away from your residence for an extended period, elicit the help of a friend, family member or neighbor to check the property periodically. Ensure that all windows and doors are secured. Cut back large trees and shrubbery so your house is visible and doesn't provide a would be burglar with unnecessary concealment. Invest in motion activated lighting. Finally, contact your local law enforcement agency and request extra patrol in the area.

US Forest Service Law Enforcement assisted the Sheriff's Office with the investigation and recovery of property.


Attached Media Files: Craig Allan Pagenkopf
Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Until Friday May 13 at 5:00 p.m.
Portland Police Bureau - 05/12/16 5:02 PM
Sgt. Greg Stewart is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) through 5:00 p.m. today.

Sgt. Stewart will be available by email or media-only pager to answer questions or respond to incidents with a clear need for immediate public notification due to community safety concerns.

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Update: Man Who Shot At Officers Indicted for Attempted Aggravated Murder (Photo)
Gresham Police Dept - 05/12/16 4:32 PM
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Gresham, Ore.-- For two days late last week, a seven-member Multnomah County grand jury reviewed evidence and listened to testimony from police officers and witnesses related to the April 27 shootout between three officers and 40-year-old wanted felon David Allen Charlton.

The initial incident was reported at 11:00 p.m., when Charlton fled a single vehicle crash near S.E. 188th Ave. and E. Burnside St. Officers responding to the scene did not know Charlton and had no indication he was armed and wanted for a federal parole violation warrant for bank robbery.

When officers stopped to contact Charlton a short time later in the 18900 block of N.E. Couch Ln., Charlton immediately shot at them, striking their car and hitting Fairview Officer Scott Shropshire near his waist. Officers returned fire, hitting Charlton multiple times.

Shropshire was transported to a local hospital, treated and released the next day. Charlton remains in custody while he recovers in the hospital. He will be transported to jail once medically released.

Resulting from the grand jury's indictments, Charlton is charged with four counts of attempted aggravated murder, three counts of possession of weapons by certain felons, and one count each for the following charges: assault in the second degree, possession of a short barrel rifle, distribution of controlled substance- heroin, distribution of controlled substance- methamphetamine, and failure to perform duties of a driver.

Additionally, the grand jury cleared the three involved officers from any wrongdoing. All of the officers have been cleared to return to active duty.

No more information is available at this time.


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Salem Police Conclude Major Drug Investigation (Photo)
Salem Police Dept. - 05/12/16 3:56 PM
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The Salem Police Department's Street Crimes Unit, assisted by the Marion County District Attorney's Office, the Salem DEA office, the Western Interagency Narcotics team (WIN), and the Portland Police Bureau, concluded a nearly two month long drug investigation Tuesday evening with the arrest of seven individuals and the service of seven search warrants. The operation began just before 6:30 PM with the nearly simultaneous stop of three separate vehicles in the vicinity of Lancaster and Beverly NE.

Following the vehicle stops, search warrants were served in the 3700 block of Beverly Av NE, the 400 block of Fountain Valley Way NE, the 900 block of Shores St NE, the 5100 block of Wittenberg Ln NE, the 1500 block of Hawthorne Av NE, and the 2500 block of Ptarmigan St NW.

Meanwhile, WIN served a search warrant in the 9600 block of SW 160th in Beaverton, and the Portland Police Bureau served a search warrant in the 8200 block of NE Hancock.

The Salem Police Department seized over ten pounds of heroin, over 14 pounds of methamphetamine, and in excess of two pounds of cocaine. In addition, over $466,000 and six vehicles were seized.

Arrested in Salem on a long list of drug related charges were the following individuals:
Victor Palafox, 23 years of age from Salem
Vanessa Gonzalez, 22 years of age from Salem
Guillermo Palafox-Santos, 42 years of age from Salem
Elsa Garcia-Barrera, 47 years of age from Salem
Christopher McNaught, 37 years of age from Salem
Crystal Bingham, 36 years of age from Salem
David Bacon, 52 years of age from Beaverton
They are all being held in the Marion County Correctional Facility.
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Western Forestry Leaders Gather to Discuss the Connection Between People and Forests (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 05/12/16 3:50 PM
The nation's western forestry leaders tour Portland's Forest Park, the largest urban forest in the nation at 5,160 acres, to learn more about urban forestry issues, partnerships, and connections.
The nation's western forestry leaders tour Portland's Forest Park, the largest urban forest in the nation at 5,160 acres, to learn more about urban forestry issues, partnerships, and connections.
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Portland, OR -- Today the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition (WFLC), in partnership with the Council of Western State Foresters (CWSF) concluded their 2016 Spring meeting. This event, hosted in conjunction with the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF), the US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region and the Pacific Northwest Research Station, brought together Western forestry leaders to discuss the connection between people and forests.

The two-day event attracted nearly 100 attendees from across the United States, including state foresters from 23 western states and Pacific islands and their counterparts from the U.S. Forest Service. On behalf of Oregon Governor Kate Brown, Kristen Leonard, Governor Brown's Chief of Staff, greeted attendees and welcomed them to Oregon.

"The goals of the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition and the Council of Western State Foresters exemplify a lesson I learned early on as a Forest Service kid: forests are not ours, they are everyone's," said Leonard in her welcome. "Thank you for your commitment to preserving our nation's forests and ensuring their long-term resilience for future generations to enjoy."

The welcoming session also featured a keynote by Robert Bonnie, USDA Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment and an introduction to Oregon forest issues and dynamics from Oregon State Forester Doug Decker.

"The Western Forestry Leadership Coalition consistently brings together thought leaders and practitioners to discuss issues of the day," said Under Secretary Bonnie. "This meeting was focused around collaborative work among key partners and the connection of people and forests which is especially relevant here in the Pacific Northwest."

During the 2016 Spring Meeting, attendees had an opportunity to participate in a field tour to the Tillamook State Forest with stops along the way detailing the urban and community forestry work in Portland's Forest Park. ODF representatives helped to facilitate the tour and educate attendees on the complexities of the urban to rural continuum.

"With 30 million acres of forests in Oregon, Portland is a prime location to host a gathering of the public sector forest policy leaders in the Western United States," said Doug Decker, Oregon state forester. "We showcased the ways in which Oregonians are connected with forests, the diversity of different landowner objectives across public and private forest ownerships, and the innovative public-private partnerships arising around sustainable forestry."

Key topics of the meeting included regional and national partnerships, natural resources in the West and USDA Forest Service priorities in the Western United States. The meeting also included a presentation on the Intertribal Timber Council's Anchor Forests Project. Other notable speakers included representatives from partner organizations such as the Conservation Fund, the Society of American Foresters, the Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition and The Nature Conservancy.

"WFLC is a unique group that brings together the most current science and management to highlight issues and solutions in sustainable forest management in the west," said Rob Mangold, Pacific Northwest Forest Research Station Director.

The meeting concluded with the US Forest Service Deputy Chief of State & Private Forestry, Jim Hubbard, speaking to the group about the upcoming fire season, the important programs and work happening on the ground and his vision of what the next five years will entail.

"Holding the WFLC Spring Meeting in Oregon highlighted the complex issues facing our Western forests and how critical our engagement is in cross-boundary work and collaboration," said Jim Pena, WFLC member and Regional Forester for the Pacific Northwest Region headquartered in Portland.

To learn more about the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition, visit www.wflccenter.org. WFLC is staffed and supported by CWSF. To learn more about CWSF, visit http://www.westernforesters.org/.

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About the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition

Formally established in 2000, the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition (WFLC) represents a unique partnership between the Council of Western State Foresters and federal government forestry leaders. WFLC is comprised of 34 members from across the federal and state agencies of the West which include: 23 state members (also known as the Council of Western State Foresters) which include State, Territorial, and Commonwealth Foresters of the West and American-affiliated islands of the Pacific; and 11 USDA Forest Service members, which include: seven Western Regional Foresters, three Western USFS Research Station Directors, and one USFS Forest Products Lab Director.

About the Council of Western State Foresters

The Council of Western State Foresters (CWSF) is a nonpartisan organization of state, territorial, and commonwealth foresters of the Western United States and Pacific Islands. State Foresters are charged with providing forest management assistance to landowners, managing state trust lands, and supplying wildfire and forest health protection services. CWSF staff and members participate in the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition with Western members of the U.S. Forest Service leadership. CWSF cultivates partnerships, raises awareness and takes action on the most important issues affecting forests in the Western United States and Pacific Islands.


Attached Media Files: The nation's western forestry leaders tour Portland's Forest Park, the largest urban forest in the nation at 5,160 acres, to learn more about urban forestry issues, partnerships, and connections.
Waldport resident arrested for painted graffiti at multiple locations in Waldport (Photo)
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - 05/12/16 3:36 PM
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On May 11, 2016 at approximately 7:23pm, Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a criminal mischief report at Bill's Chevron in Waldport, Oregon. An employee at the location reported a female walked into the women's restroom and spray painted graffiti in large letters on the wall. A short time later, additional callers reported the same female had spray painted graffiti on a traffic signal pole at the intersection of Highway 101 and Highway 34 and also on a vacant business building in the 100 Block of SW Highway 101.

Sergeant Adam Shanks responded and located the female, identified as 35 year old Waldport resident Nicole Kolina Carlson, in the 200 block of SW Maple Street. Carlson was detained and interviewed. Investigation revealed a total of four separate locations of painted graffiti.

Carlson was subsequently arrested on four counts of Criminal mischief II and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail. Her bail was set at $60,000.

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Prepared by:

Adam Shanks, Patrol Sergeant
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
225 W. Olive Street
Newport, OR 97365
Phone: 541-265-0683
Fax: 541-265-4917
ashanks@co.lincoln.or.us


Attached Media Files: Graffiti , Graffiti , Graffiti , Graffiti
Clark County Jail Inmate erroneously released after switching identity with other inmate (Photo)
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/12/16 3:26 PM
clothes Michael D. Johnson was wearing when he left the Clark Co. Jail
clothes Michael D. Johnson was wearing when he left the Clark Co. Jail
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Clark County Jail Inmate erroneously released after switching identity with other inmate

Escaped inmate:
JOHNSON, Michael Diontae DOB 03/31/1986 African American Male; 5'-04" 140 lbs. Black hair, Brown eyes - resident of Portland, Oregon

An inmate at the Clark County Jail escaped from custody at approximately 8:30 AM today. Michael Diontae Johnson, 30, switched identities with another inmate who was scheduled to be released today. His escape was detected a few hours later during a scheduled meal and headcount.

"I can't comment on the manner in which Johnson switched identities with the other inmate," Undersheriff Mike Cooke said. "I can say, however, that this escape required prior planning and the active cooperation of the second inmate."

Johnson was in custody pending trial on charges of harassment, assault, intimidating a witness, and bail jumping. He was previously convicted of kidnapping and assault in Arizona and had been serving a prison sentence on those charges when he was brought to Clark County to stand trial for the local charges.

"We are approximately six weeks away from implementing a biometrics screening tool which would have prevented this type of escape," said jail chief Ric Bishop.

After installation, the biometric screening tool will collect fingerprints when an inmate is booked into the jail and then will match that fingerprint before the inmate is released.

Detectives with the Clark County Sheriff's Office and the United States Marshal's Service are currently investigating the escape and actively searching for Johnson. The public is cautioned to not approach and immediately call 911 if Johnson is sighted.


Attached Media Files: clothes Michael D. Johnson was wearing when he left the Clark Co. Jail , Michael Diontae Johnson
Vancouver Firefighters respond to motorcycle accident (Photo)
Vancouver Fire Dept. - 05/12/16 3:11 PM
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At approximately 2pm this afternoon, Vancouver firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a car and a motorcycle around the 5900 block of NE 137th ave in Vancouver. The accident blocked both lanes of traffic on 137th ave. Vancouver Police closed traffic on 137th avenue from 4th Plain to 49th st. One adult male and one adult female were on the motorcycle. Both people from the motorcycle were transported to Peace Health Medical Center with critical, but non life-threatening injuries. Both riders were wearing helmets. The other vehicle involved had one adult female who was evaluated on scene but was not transported. Vancouver Police are on scene conducting the investigation. More information may be available once the investigation is complete.


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Client and Staff Safety Task Force will meet June 29 in Salem
Oregon Department of Human Services - 05/12/16 3:07 PM
The Client and Staff Safety Task Force meeting is planned for Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Oregon State Capitol, Hearing Room B, 900 Court Street NE, in Salem. This meeting is open to the public.

The conference call number for those who are unable to attend in person is: 1-877-873-8017; enter participant code 772325# when prompted.

The task force is directed to make recommendations on staff safety, resident care, and the operation of Stabilization and Crisis Units. The task force will meet approximately six times and provide a report to the Legislature by September 15, 2016.

The task force will consider and make recommendations for:
Ensuring the dignity and self-determination of each resident in a Stabilization and Crisis Unit
Improving the safety of staff employed by a Stabilization and Crisis Unit
Improving the training and support for staff
Staffing levels
Reducing incidents of aggressive and assaultive behavior by residents
Reducing the need for staff to work overtime
Improving access to appropriate mental health supports and intervention methods
Ensuring the timely transition of residents in Stabilization and Crisis Units when ready to be placed with a residential service provider in the community, including recommendations for building capacity in community-based care settings.

An agenda will be coming in a later communication.

All meetings of this task force will conform to Oregon public meetings laws. Request for an accommodation for a person with disabilities should be made to Angie Allbee and should be made at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting. For more information, contact Angie Allbee, DHS Legislative Coordinator, at 503-689-5034.
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Battle Ground students win state honors at History Day competition (Photo)
Battle Ground Sch. Dist. - 05/12/16 3:01 PM
Amber Holmgren (left), Kyra Crosby and Emma McKune won the State Archivist's Special Award and first place for their Junior Group Exhibit titled Moral Choices 1975: Encountering Callousness or Compassion; Exchanging Cultures.
Amber Holmgren (left), Kyra Crosby and Emma McKune won the State Archivist's Special Award and first place for their Junior Group Exhibit titled Moral Choices 1975: Encountering Callousness or Compassion; Exchanging Cultures.
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Students from Pleasant Valley and Chief Umtuch middle schools won awards in both group and individual competitions at the Washington State History Day finals held at Green River Community College in Auburn last month. For the competition, students conduct extensive research on historical topics and then choose a format in which to present what they've learned.

A team of eighth graders from Pleasant Valley won the State Archivist's Special Award and first place for their Junior Group Exhibit, "Moral Choices 1975: Vietnam Refugees Encountering Callousness or Compassion; Exchanging Cultures." The project will be presented to the Secretary of State before it is sent to compete at the National History Day contest in June at the University of Maryland in College Park. During their research, Kyra Crosby, Amber Holmgren and Emma McKune accessed hundreds of documents at the state archives in Olympia and interviewed former Gov. Daniel Evans, former Secretary of State Ralph Munro, Vietnam refugees and many other eyewitnesses. Their design showed waves of immigration beginning with the fall of Saigon on April 29, 1975, as well as the refugee crisis as the United States' southeast Asian allies fled the communist takeover of south Vietnam.

Also in the Junior Group Exhibit category, Chief Umtuch eighth graders Sandra Fachiol and Noel Lantz won sixth place for their project, "The Harlem Renaissance." The students conducted research into the history of Harlem, examining the cultural transformation that occurred there in art, music and social rights as New York natives struggled with the integration of migrants into their neighborhoods, labor force, and entire way of life.

A second team of eighth graders from Pleasant Valley won the Special Award for Preservation of Archaeological and Historic Properties in Washington State and fifth place Junior Group Documentary, "Chinook Wawa: The Language of Exploration, Encounter and Exchange." Grace Adams, Jaylee Aho and Erik Hughes researched original documents and interviewed Chinook Chairman Tony Johnson, Vice Chairman Sam Robinson and others to tell the story of how the Chinook saved their language from extinction.

Among the individual entries, Chief Umtuch student Arlilah Abatayo won sixth place for her Junior Individual Documentary, "North Korean Defectors: The March of Suffering." The eighth grader explored the struggles of North Korean citizens who attempted to escape forced isolationist policies of the Communist regime that has controlled that country since the the 1950s.

Pleasant Valley history participants are coached by teacher Irene Soohoo. Chief Umtuch teachers Jon Nesbitt and Beth Doughty lead participants Chief's history participants.Working individually or in groups, students select a topic related to the contest's annual theme and then conduct extensive historical research using primary sources, articles and books. Students distill their research and analysis into a dramatic performance, multimedia documentary, museum exhibit, website or research paper.

Also a participant in the National History Day program, Prairie High School sophomore Ally Orr is researching the life of U.S. Army Private First Class Lester E. Whitesel, Sr. for the Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom Albert H. Small Student & Teacher Institute. Orr is looking for help finding information about Whitesel, Sr. from residents of the Grays Harbor community. She hopes to uncover the story of the soldier and tell it in a eulogy that she'll read in June at the Normandy American Cemetery in Normandy, France. Anyone with information about Private First Class Whitesel, Sr., who served in the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne, please contact Orr's history coach, Irene Soohoo, at isoohoo@comcast.net.


Attached Media Files: Amber Holmgren (left), Kyra Crosby and Emma McKune won the State Archivist's Special Award and first place for their Junior Group Exhibit titled Moral Choices 1975: Encountering Callousness or Compassion; Exchanging Cultures.
Summer Recreational Vessel Lockage Schedule Begins May 15
US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District - 05/12/16 2:48 PM
Release No: PA 16-020
For Immediate Release:
May 12, 2016

Summer Recreational Vessel Lockage Schedule Begins May 15

PORTLAND, Ore. -- May 15 marks the start of the summer schedule for recreational boaters using navigation locks to travel past U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers, Corps navigation planners announced Friday.

Portland District dams with locks include John Day Dam, near Rufus, Oregon; The Dalles Dam, near The Dalles, Oregon; and Bonneville Dam, near Cascade Locks, Oregon. The summer recreational vessel lockage schedule is as follows:

Recreational lockage schedule May 15 through Sept. 15

Upstream Downstream
9 a.m. 9:30 a.m.
12 p.m. 12:30 p.m.
3 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
6 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
9 p.m. 9:30 p.m.

The lockage schedule is the same for eight Corps dams in Portland and Walla Walla districts, ensuring identical recreational vessel lockage schedules for the entire Columbia-Snake river system.

This schedule will remain in effect until Sept. 15. Recreational vessel operators have precedence over commercial vessels during the designated times. At other times, recreational vessels may be allowed to lock through with commercial craft at the discretion of the lockmaster.

Arrangements for special lockages outside the above scheduled times, for flotillas or other unique requirements sponsored by yacht clubs, marinas, and other groups, may be scheduled at least 24-hours in advance.

Call to schedule special lockages:

Lock and Dam Phone number
Bonneville 541-374-8323
The Dalles 541-298-4007
John Day 541-298-9712
McNary 541-922-2231
Ice Harbor 509-543-3231
Lower Monumental 509-282-3218
Little Goose 509-399-2233 ext. 231
Lower Granite 509-843-1493 ext. 231

Lockages outside the scheduled times will be considered for flotillas or other organized events sponsored by yacht clubs, marinas and other groups, provided 24-hour advance arrangements are made with the appropriate location.

All vessel owners and operators lock through at their own risk and must comply with the Corps' safe-lockage policy. Portland District's navigation information and the brochure "How to Lock Through" is available at:
http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Portals/24/docs/navigation/HowToLockThru.pdf.
In Walla Walla District, navigation lock facilities are available at McNary Dam, near Umatilla, Ore.; Ice Harbor Dam, near Burbank, Wash.; Lower Monumental Dam, near Kahlotus, Wash.; Little Goose Dam, near Starbuck, Wash.; and Lower Granite Dam, near Pomeroy, Wash. Walla Walla District's recreational vessel lockage schedule is on the Internet at http://www.nww.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation.aspx.

The Corps' Portland and Walla Walla districts maintain about 350 miles of the federal navigation channel from Portland, Ore. to Lewiston, Idaho. Ten million tons of commercial cargo, valued at $1.5 to $2 billion, is transported each year, according to navigation industry data. The Columbia-Snake navigation system is part of a larger waterborne commerce system that is vital to the economic health of the Pacific Northwest. This importexport gateway allows river transport 465 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean to Lewiston, Idaho.
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Suspect arrested in theft of motorcycle from Waldport, OR
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - 05/12/16 2:42 PM
On May 9, 2016 at approximately 1:00pm, Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies took a report of a stolen Honda CBR 600 motorcycle from the 300 block of NW John Street in Waldport, Oregon. At approximately 8:30pm, the motorcycle owner called the Sheriff's Office dispatch center and reported his motorcycle was located by a friend at the Baymart on NW Bayshore Drive. It was further reported the suspect involved in the theft was believed to have fled from the area northbound on Highway 101 in a red BMW sedan. The victim advised a friend of his was following the vehicle.

Deputies responded to the Baymart and contacted the victim who was with his stolen motorcycle and then proceeded to search the area for the suspect vehicle. At approximately 8:55pm, Sergeant Adam Shanks located the suspect vehicle occupied by two male subjects parked in a private driveway in the 6400 block of Fox Creek Way in Seal Rock, approximately two miles north of the Baymart. The two males were detained.

During the investigation, a witness responded to the scene and positively identified one of the subjects as being in possession of the stolen motorcycle earlier in the day. The subject, identified as 38 year old Vancouver, WA resident Josef Todd Keys, was subsequently taken into custody. Keys was lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on one count each of Unauthorized use of a vehicle and Possession of a stolen vehicle. His bail was set at $100,000.

The motorcycle was released to the owner.



Prepared by:

Adam Shanks, Sergeant
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
225 W. Olive Street
Newport, OR 97365
541-265-4277
ashanks@co.lincoln.or.us
Vehicle Pursuit Leads to Arrest and Recovery of a Stolen Vehicle (Photo)
Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/12/16 2:36 PM
Thomas Leonard Berry
Thomas Leonard Berry
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PARKDALE, Ore. - On May 10, 2016 after 10 p.m., deputies were notified that the Washington State Patrol was in pursuit of a vehicle reported stolen out of The Dalles. The vehicle crossed over the Hood River Toll Bridge, causing damage to a gate at the toll booth. It continued southbound on Highway 35. After losing the vehicle for a short period, a deputy found the stolen car still southbound on Highway 35.

Another pursuit began with speeds reaching around 85 MPH. The vehicle turned south onto Cooper Spur Road from Highway 35. The pursuing deputy lost sight of the stolen van near Parkdale. Deputies searched the area but were unable to immediately locate the stolen vehicle.

Just prior to 1 a.m., a resident in the 7300 block of Baseline Drive reported a prowler on their property. Deputies who were still in the area located the prowler and took him into custody. Further investigation revealed that the prowler was the driver of the stolen vehicle.

Deputies arrested thirty-three year old Thomas Leonard Berry of Salem. He was lodged at NORCOR on several charges including Attempt to Elude a Police Officer and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.

Later that morning, deputies recovered the stolen vehicle, a 2005 Ford Van, from an orchard in the 8600 block of Cooper Spur Road. Berry remains in NORCOR on $10,000 bail.


Attached Media Files: Thomas Leonard Berry
City of Vancouver to host informational meetings on proposed affordable housing fund
City of Vancouver - 05/12/16 2:10 PM
The City of Vancouver is proposing to create an affordable housing fund to assist with increasing the affordable housing supply, preserving existing housing and preventing homelessness. Money for the fund would be generated by a proposed property tax levy and would assist very low-income households (families and individuals earning 50 percent or less of the area median income) in Vancouver.

The City will host four public meetings to present information and answer questions regarding the proposed affordable housing fund:
Friday, May 13
11 a.m. -1 p.m.
Firstenburg Community Center - Resource Room
700 NE 136th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98684

Wednesday, May 18
4 - 6 p.m.
Vancouver Community Library - Columbia Room
901 C St., Vancouver, WA 98660

Wednesday, May 25
4 - 6 p.m.
Firstenburg Community Center - Resource Room
700 NE 136th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98684

Thursday, June 2
7 - 8:30 p.m.
City Hall - Aspen Room
415 W. 6th St., Vancouver, WA 98668

More information can be found on the City's website: www.cityofvancouver.us/affordablehousing.

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Battle Ground District Art Show Honors Late Founder with Namesake Award (Photo)
Battle Ground Sch. Dist. - 05/12/16 1:59 PM
Bob Peck Award winner Monzerrat Garcia-Rico, 3rd grade, Pleasant Valley Primary
Bob Peck Award winner Monzerrat Garcia-Rico, 3rd grade, Pleasant Valley Primary
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Battle Ground Public Schools recognized the winners of its 57th annual District Art Show on Monday during a school board meeting held at Captain Strong Primary. A new award this year, the Bob Peck Award, honors the late Bob Peck, a former Battle Ground High School teacher and the founder of the District Art Show who died earlier this year. Peck taught art at the high school for more than 37 years. The school's art gallery is named for him.

Hundreds of art pieces created by K-12th graders are on display through May 24 at the school. The public is invited to view the art free of charge from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on school days from May 3 to 24 at the school, 1002 NW 6th Ave., Battle Ground.

You can watch an online slideshow featuring the art of the first place winners. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1s0w4HRSTaSDnAwJ-C2_KyWH5Vjy8WzAMmlUAmeeTZB0

Awards were given to:

Bob Peck Award
Monzerrat Garcia-Rico, 3rd grade, Pleasant Valley Primary

Superintendent's Award
Ashley Conjugacion, 8th grade, River HomeLink

Best of Show
Christina Protsenko, 10th grade, Summit View
Laela Richards, 5th grade, Daybreak Middle

12th Grade
1st Place: Alexis Hood, Battle Ground
2nd Place: Natalie Whitesel, Prairie
3rd Place: Allison Womak, Prairie
Honorable Mention: Shelby Anderson, Battle Ground

11th Grade
1st Place: Lizzy Rybalka, River HomeLink
2nd Place: Tatum Howlett, CAM
3rd Place: Julia Shabura, Summit View
Honorable Mention: Sierra Nevton, Prairie


10th Grade
1st Place: Christina Protsenko, Summit View
2nd Place: Ella Zherebenka, River HomeLink
3rd Place: Hailey Pitman, Summit View
Honorable Mention: Emrie Elliot, Prairie

Ninth Grade
1st Place: Elena Lobanova, River HomeLink
2nd Place: Marianne Rozyodoyskiy, River HomeLink
3rd Place: Gabrielle Elliot, River HomeLink
Honorable Mention: Kaylene Yandell, River HomeLink


Eighth Grade
1st Place: Ashley Conjugacion, River HomeLink
2nd Place: Rubi Llanos, Pleasant Valley Middle; Avalin Smithline, Amboy and Heaven W., Tukes Valley Middle
3rd Place: Ashley Conjugacion, River HomeLink and Isabella Strano, Amboy
4th Place: Gabby Burris, Amboy; Jocelyn Clark, CAM and Lewis K., Tukes Valley Middle
Honorable Mention: John Amajan, CAM and Shelby Allen, Chief Umtuch

Seventh Grade
1st Place: Kristina Deryavko, River HomeLink
2nd Place: Olivia Elizondo, River HomeLink and Nicholas Newberg, River HomeLink
3rd Place: Mallory Meyer, Chief Umtuch and Kari Maulding, Laurin
Honorable Mention: Morgan Payne, CAM

Sixth Grade
1st Place: Geneva Ricardo, Daybreak Middle
2nd Place: Logan Reutter, River HomeLink
3rd Place: Elsa Steigman, Laurin
4th Place: Arina Shevchenko, Maple Grove
Honorable Mention: Gina Muonio, Chief Umtuch; Gabby Hill, Pleasant Valley Middle and Terra Pierson, Amboy


Fifth Grade
1st Place: Laela Richards, Daybreak Middle and Ryley Engstrom, River HomeLink
2nd Place: Amber Huynh, Pleasant Valley Middle and Marissa Boyd, Laurin
3rd Place: Allie Lanhart, Amboy and Paige Maier, Pleasant Valley Middle
4th Place: Luciana Schrater, River HomeLink
Honorable Mention: Audrey, Amboy and Michael Manzyuk, Daybreak Middle

Photography: Black and White
1st Place: Arline Gonzales, Battle Ground
2nd Place: Emily Davidson, Battle Ground
3rd Place: Logan Bushnell, Battle Ground

Photography: Color
1st Place: Larissa Lepro, 9th grade, River HomeLink
2nd Place: Ty Parker, 12th grade, River HomeLink
3rd Place: Lucy Charleson 10th grade, Battle Ground
4th Place: Magan Luisi, 9th grade, River HomeLink
Honorable Mention: Stephanie Kane, 12th grade, Battle Ground and Callie Rich, 10th grade, Battle Ground

Computer Art
1st Place: Anna Drygas-Miller, 9th grade, River HomeLink
2nd Place: Mercedes Mehr, 11th grade, River HomeLink
3rd Place: Jacob Niles, 10th grade, River HomeLink
4th Place: Morgan Ackerland, 3rd grade, River HomeLink
Honorable Mention: Rafael Myers, 5th grade, River HomeLink

Ceramics: High School
1st Place: Taylor Steuben, 12th grade, Battle Ground
2nd Place: Kylie Smith, 12th grade, Battle Ground
3rd Place: Dakota Goets, 12th grade, Battle Ground
4th Place: Michael Opdycke, Prairie

Ceramics: Middle School
1st Place: Alea Hallstrum, 8th grade, Amboy
2nd Place: Anatoliy Barylyak, 8th grade, Daybreak Middle
3rd Place: Emma Reddig, 7th grade, Daybreak Middle
4th Place: Morgan Godfrey, 5th grade, Amboy

3D Sculpture
1st Place: River HomeLink Cooperative Project, 9-12th grades (Larissa Lepro, Elena Lobanova, Andrey Germanov, Timothy Bobrick, Marianne Rezvedovskiy, Ella Zherebenko, Tessa Higginson, Ty Parker, Maddy Nutter and Courtney Garris)
2nd Place: Beth Jouppe, 7th grade, Tukes Valley Middle
3rd Place: Rebecca Andueza, 7th grade, Maple Grove
4th Place: Edward Checkhun, 8th grade, Daybreak Middle

Battle Ground Art Alliance Winners

Best of Show
Christina Protsenko, 10th grade, Summit View

High School
1st Place: Lizzy Rybalka, 11th grade, River Home Link
2nd Place: Dina Berezih, 11th grade, Summit View
3rd Place: Mariah Darling, 12th grade, Battle Ground

Middle School
1st Place: Anastasia Lobanova, 8th grade, River HomeLink
2nd Place: Kristina Deryavko, 7th grade, River HomeLink
3rd Place: Jade Stewart, 6th grade, River HomeLink

Honorable Mentions
Katelyn P., 5th grade, Tukes Valley Middle
Ellie Ritter, 6th grade, Tukes Valley Middle
Gabby Steinbrenner, 7th grade, Chief Umtuch
Isac Robinson, 8th grade, Chief Umtuch
Marianne Rozvodovskiy, 9th grade, River HomeLink

Photography
Havilah Swanson, 10th grade, River HomeLink

3D
1st Place: Brittney Biggerstaff, 11th grade, Battle Ground
2nd Place: CheyAnne Robertson, 8th grade, Daybreak Middle
3rd Place: McKenna Talbert, 11th grade, Battle Ground


Attached Media Files: Bob Peck Award winner Monzerrat Garcia-Rico, 3rd grade, Pleasant Valley Primary , Best of Show high school winner, Christina Protsenko, 10th grade, Summit View
20 Yrs of Worship, Fellowship, & A Little Basketball at Salvation Army Tournament; 10 Pro Basketball Alumni to Play This Weekend
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 05/12/16 1:18 PM
WHO: Salvation Army basketball teams from Western United States, 10 Pro Basketball alumni

WHAT: The Salvation Army is celebrating its 20th anniversary of the Moore Street Basketball Tournament. It's a weekend of worship, fellowship, and a little basketball. Teams from across the Western United States come to play and share in the love of the game and in the Lord. Ten professional basketball alumni players are joining and providing testimony.

WHEN:
Friday, May 13th, 2016 --
Games start at 8:45am & end at 4pm
Worship Service is at 7pm

Saturday, May 14th, 2016 --
Games start at 8:45am & end at 7pm
Worship Service is at 7:30pm

Sunday, May 15th, 2016 --
Championship Games start at 1pm & end at 3pm
Holiness Meeting is at 11am

WHERE:
The Salvation Army Moore Street Community and Worship Center
5325 N. Williams Ave.
Portland, OR 97217

FOR MEDIA ONLY: Interviews are available with The Salvation Army, professional player alumni, and staff. Please connect with Teresa Steinmetz for more information on the tournament: Teresa.steinmetz@usw.salvationarmy.org or 503-794-3283 or 971-219-3226 (cell). Or contact Captain Marcos Marquez at 310-944-2784 (cell).



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(Portland, OR) May 12, 2016 -- Be MOVED this weekend at The Salvation Army Moore Street Community and Worship Center. It's the 20th Annual Moore Street Basketball Tournament, where Salvation Army teams from across the Western United States will hit the courts alongside Harlem Globetrotter and professional basketball alumni, including Seth Franco, Chris Taft, Gerald Brooks, and more. Games will take place in the Moore Street basketball gym Friday, May 13 --Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 5325 N. Williams Ave., Portland, OR 97217.

"For 20 years, we have been putting on this tournament as a way to reach out to the community and change lives," says Captain Marcos Marquez. "It's about worship, fellowship, and a little bit of basketball at this tournament. It's a time to come together to worship and share in the love of the game."

Seth Franco, former Harlem Globetrotter, has been participating in this tournament for many years. This year, he brings with him nine other professional basketball player alumni who have their own inspirational stories to share of overcoming obstacles through sports and determination.

Leveryll Wilson is the Program Director at The Salvation Army Moore Street Corps, and has been instrumental in the success of this year's 20th anniversary tournament. He is also a product of this tournament. Leveryll grew up in a gang environment in Tacoma, WA and years ago was encouraged to play in the Moore Street Basketball Tournament. His life changed as a result. He now sees an opportunity to change lives through The Salvation Army and through this tournament.

The community is invited to cheer on players all weekend or join for worship services. The tournament schedule is as follows:

Friday, May 13th, 2016 --
Games start at 8:45am & end at 4pm
Worship Service is at 7pm

Saturday, May 14th, 2016 --
Games start at 8:45am & end at 7pm
Worship Service is at 7:30pm

Sunday, May 15th, 2016 --
Championship Games start at 1pm & end at 3pm
Holiness Meeting is at 11am



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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 127 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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Award-winning musical, "Urinetown," comes to CCC (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 05/12/16 1:17 PM
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OREGON CITY -- Clackamas Community College presents the Tony Award-winning, over-the-top, satirical "Urinetown: The Musical" as the Theatre Arts Department's spring term mainstage production.

In this production, a 20-year drought has led to drastic government intervention. Public amenities have replaced private toilets, and they are regulated by the malicious Urine Good Company that profits by charging outrageous fees to use them. Those caught sneaking freebies are carted off to the mysterious Urinetown, never to be seen or heard from again.

From the ranks of the people, a lowly employee of Amenity No. 9 takes up the plunger of freedom and ignites a full-fledged revolution, attempting to regain the right to perform one of humankind's most basic needs without having to pay corrupt corporate and political officials.

"Urinetown" was born in the spring of 1995 when playwright Greg Kotis, while traveling in Europe, encountered pay-per-use toilets at the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris. It was then that the musical's central idea hit him: a Gotham-like city where all the toilets are controlled by a greedy, crooked corporation with no concern for the poor, bladder-oppressed masses.

While the show parodies musicals and pokes fun at itself, "Urinetown" is also rich with social commentary about the American economy, the division between rich and poor, and the way people abuse the environment they depend on.

This popular Broadway hit plays homage to such classes as "Fiddler on the Roof," "West Side Story" and "Les Miserables."

"The work on 'Urinetown' has been a joy. Mounting a large-scale musical is a huge collaborative endeavor, and our talented students, staff, faculty and community members have really stepped up to create a terrific educational and performance experience," Artistic Director James Eikrem said.

Featuring an ensemble of CCC students and community members under the direction of Artistic Director James Eikrem, with vocal direction by Kathleen Hollingsworth, musical direction by Lars Campbell, choreography by Laura Hiszczynskyj, scenic and lighting design by Chris Whitten and costumes by Alva Bradford, Urinetown is a must-see for all ages.

"Everyone involved has worked hard to bring 'Urinetown' to life," Campbell said. "I'm excited to share this production with the community."

Performances are May 19 through May 29, Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $9 for students and youth. On opening night, enjoy dessert, refreshments and music by CCC's own Brian Rose, starting at 6:30 p.m. on May 19.

For ticket information and reservations, visit www.clackamas.edu/theatre or call 503-594-3153.

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Photo 1: (from left to right) Madison Stevens (as Hope Cladwell), Taylor Miller (as Mr. Cladwell), Carder Nicholas (as Lockstock), Molly Bowman (as Little Sally) and Sam Levi (as Bobby Strong)
Photo 2: Madison Stevens (as Hope Cladwell) and Sam Levi (as Bobby Strong)
Photo 3: Sam Levi (as Bobby Strong) and Carder Nicholas (as Lockstock)
Photo 4: Taylor Miller (as Cladwell)
Photo 5: Madison Stevens (as Hope Cladwell)
Photo 6: Carder Nicholas (as Lockstock) and Molly Bowman (as Little Sally)


Attached Media Files: Urinetown , Urinetown_photo6 , Urinetown_photo5 , Urinetown_photo4 , Urinetown_photo3 , Urinetown_photo2 , Urinetown_photo1
Join the party! CCC is turning 50 (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 05/12/16 1:13 PM
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OREGON CITY -- Clackamas Community College is celebrating 50 years of providing Education That Works. Since 1966, CCC has been making a difference in the community and transforming lives.

Through transfer degrees, career technical programs, community enrichment and more, the college has been educating people in a variety of ways for the last five decades.

On Saturday, May 21, CCC is hosting a birthday party on its Oregon City campus and the community is the guest of honor. The day will be filled with family-friendly activities, including music, food, games and more.

"Join us and reminisce about all the changes Clackamas has gone through and learn more about what our future holds," CCC President Joanne Truesdell said. "Come celebrate this milestone with us and throughout the rest of 2016."

The birthday party begins at 10 a.m. with the Newell Creek headwaters restoration project ceremony at the Environmental Learning Center. Speakers at the ceremony include Clackamas County Commission Chairman John Ludlow, CCC President Joanne Truesdell, former Rep. Darlene Hooley, Metro Councilor Carlotta Collette, along with other dignitaries.

For its birthday, the college is giving a gift to the community of restoring the Newell Creek headwaters, which bubbles to life on the Oregon City campus and flows to the Willamette River.

An open house and tours of the ELC property will be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Birthday activities also include a family and community festival, a barbecue, a sculpture walking tour, the college and alumni showcase, a geocache challenge, musical performances and entertainment, the opening of the 25-year-old time capsule and student art show awards.

To help folks get around the campus during the birthday party, the CCC shuttle will run from 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. between the Environmental Learning Center and the transit hub near the Community Center. The shuttle will depart from the transit hub every 15 minutes.

For more information and a complete schedule for these and other Clackamas Community College 50th anniversary events, visit www.clackamas.edu/50/events.

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Photo 1: Clackamas Community College opened to students in 1966 with 15-20 classes offered. CCC had 35 employees and 693 part-time students its first year.
Photo 2: The permanent site for CCC on Highway 213 at Beavercreek Road was approved by voters in 1968.
Photo 3: As the first dean of instruction, John Hakanson hired most of the first full-time faculty at CCC. He would become the third college president and served the college for 15 years in that role.
Photo 4: CCC launched its birthday festivities with balloons on the Oregon City campus at the start of spring term.


Attached Media Files: CCC 50th birthday party , CCC 50th - photo 4 , CCC 50th - photo 3 , CCC 50th - photo 2 , CCC 50th - photo 1
OSSA Protests BLM new management plan
Oregon State Sheriffs' Assoc. - 05/12/16 1:05 PM
The Oregon State Sheriffs Association (OSSA) along with numerous other organizations have reviewed the newest management plan released by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for 2.5 million acres of O&C timberland here in Oregon. OSSA takes a strong interest in this plan because federal law provides that the primary use of these O&C lands is to be used for a sustainable timber harvest that provides a revenue stream for Oregon counties. That revenue stream is supposed to help these counties provide a variety of public services, including law enforcement. Quite simply, the BLM plan ignores clear law and proposes a timber harvest plan that will continue to place these counties in a fiscal crisis.

The BLM refused to even consider revenues for counties as an objective in developing its plan, even though that is mandated by statute and case law. It has routinely ignored comments from affected counties, concerned citizens, and state and federal legislators. There are many ways the BLM could have balanced jobs and revenues for vital County services while creating habitat for endangered species, providing clean water, recreational opportunities, and improving fire resiliency. This federal agency has once again failed the communities where these public lands are located. In light of this, nearly half the counties in Oregon have announced they would challenge the plan in federal court. No county wants to use precious taxpayer dollars to sue the federal government, but the BLM's arrogance has left these counties with no other viable options.

The law governing management of the BLM lands states that all timberlands shall be managed for sustained yield production, with the revenues shared with Counties to help pay for public services. The law also mandates a minimum harvest each year of 500 million board feet. The BLM's final plan violates both requirements, with more than 75% of the lands locked up in permanent reserves, and a projected harvest little more than half the required minimum.

The O&C lands were once in private ownership. After the lands were taken back by the federal government, they were set aside by Congress to provide a permanent sustainable revenue source to the communities they border. The counties are legally entitled to 50% of the revenues generated from the sale of timber, and the revenue pays for all kinds of public services: mental and public health, sheriff patrols, jails, libraries, social and many others. Mismanagement of these forest lands since the early 1990's has decimated county budgets, reducing some as much as 80%. Several Oregon counties are on the brink of insolvency, and the inability to pay for public services has led to increasing crime rates and poverty.

This plan is the culmination of over two decades of ineffective management by the BLM, and it is a product of the failure to listen to, or cooperate with local governments, organizations, and citizens who live near or around these forests. OSSA fully supports the decision by Oregon counties to file a lawsuit to try and force the BLM to follow clear federal law.
Applications for Oregon Heritage Preservation Scholarship available
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 05/12/16 12:39 PM
The Oregon Heritage Preservation Scholarship provides financial assistance for Oregon residents to attend a preservation-related conference, workshop, or training in the United States between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. Eligible travel expenses include registration fees, transportation, lodging and meals.

Scholarships will be offered to those actively involved in local preservation efforts and who demonstrate how attendance at a preservation-related conference, workshop, or training will help meet the preservation needs of their local community.

Scholarships are competitive and offered twice per year. The first round deadline is June 10, 2016 and is available for those to attend trainings between July 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. The second round deadline is December 5, 2016 and is available for those to attend trainings between January 1, 2017 and June 30, 2017.

For more information and the application, visit www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/Scholarships.aspx or contact Katie Henry at katie.henry@oregon.gov or (503) 986-0671.


Attached Media Files: News release
BOEC's MEDIA FEED DOWN
Portland/Mult Co 9-1-1 - 05/12/16 12:24 PM
BOEC's media feed map is down due to unexpected problems with the database. The Bureau of Technology Services is working to resolve this problem. We have no expected time it will be up and running. We apologize for any problems this may cause you.

Laura Wolfe, BOEC PIO
Washington Makes Gains in Pre-K Funding and Enrollment
Wash. State Dept. of Early Learning - 05/12/16 12:09 PM
Olympia, WA and New York, NY--Many 3- and 4-year olds across the nation still lack access to high-qua