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09/01/14
Salem Police Investigating Shooting Incident
Salem Police Dept. - 09/01/14
11:20pm, Monday, 9/01/14

The correct date of this incident in Monday, 9/01/14.

Detectives from the Gang Response Unit and Criminal Investigations are currently investigating the incident. No further information is expected to be released to night.
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10:35pm, Monday, 9/01/14

At approx. 9:38pm, 9/1/14; Salem Police responded to a shooting incident which occurred near the 3000 block of Lancaster Dr. NE. One subject sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The victim was contacted while enroute to the hospital. Detectives and the Gang Response Unit are continuing the investigation.

Information is limited at this point as Detectives verify information regarding this incident.
UPDATE: Carjacking Suspect Shot by Police on I-84 Westbound - Freeway Closed (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 09/01/14
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27-year-old Denorris Laron McClendon has been booked into the Multnomah County Jail on multiple charges after being treated and released from a Portland hospital.

McClendon is charged with 12 counts of Menacing, two counts of Reckless Endangerment and two counts of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree. McClendon will be arraigned on Tuesday in Multnomah County Court.

The investigation is continuing and additional charges may be added at a later time.

Detectives would like to hear from anyone who had contact with McClendon today on I-84 or elsewhere.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Chris Traynor at (503) 823-0449, christopher.traynor@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Bryan Steed at (503) 823-0395, bryan.steed@portlandoregon.gov.

Updates on the investigation are expected to be released tomorrow.

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On Monday September 1, 2014, at 9:56 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 122nd Avenue off-ramp from I-84 eastbound on the report of man walking along the ramp, armed with a handgun, pointing at passing cars. Additional callers reported that it appeared the man was trying to carjack drivers on the ramp.

An officer arrived in the area and the suspect pointed the gun at the officer then ran through traffic on the freeway. Multiple officers arrived in the area and all freeway traffic was shut down.

At some point, near the freeway, an officer fired shots and struck the suspect, who ran off the North side of the freeway and collapsed in the 11200 block of Northeast Fremont Street.

Officers began talking with the man who refused to comply with commands and indicated he wanted officers to shoot him.

The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) responded and SERT was able to safely approach the man, using an armored vehicle, and take him into custody and render medical aid.

The man has been transported to a Portland hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

A handgun was recovered next to the suspect. Detectives have not yet processed the crime scene to determine if the gun is a real firearm or a replica.

As is standard in all officer-involved shootings, Homicide detectives have responded and are in the early stages of the investigation.

Anyone who saw the man point a gun at them, witnesses to the man's behavior or saw the shooting itself, (that have not talked to police) are asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at (503) 823-3333.

The involved officer will be placed on paid Administrative Leave until the completion of the investigation, as is standard protocol. The name of the officer will be released within 24 hours.

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 all responded to the scene, as is standard protocol in any officer-involved shooting investigation.

I-84 remains closed and detectives and criminalists are working to process the crime scene on the freeway and get traffic moving.

Travelers East of Portland are encouraged to use the Bridge of the Gods and Washington State Route 14 to avoid delays. Drivers closer to Portland are encouraged to use surface streets to avoid the closure and rejoin I-84 West of the closure.

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Lost Hubcap Fire - Sept. 1 evening update
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 09/01/14
Lost Hubcap Fire

Oregon Dept. of Forestry Incident Management Team 2, IC Cline
September 1, 2014, evening
Fire Information Phone: 541-421-3039

Current Situation:
As the day heated up, fire activity increased inside the fire perimeter as small "jackpot" clumps of unburned fuels flared up. Throughout the day, helicopters were flying water drops to extinguish those spots in the steeper areas.

Firefighters were able to get a line around the entire fire today. Dozers worked along the perimeter in Division "M" to move the fire line closer to the burn. Night shift crews will continue to improve and strengthen the existing fire line in preparation for mop-up tomorrow.

Approximately half of the fire perimeter was in mop-up mode today. The spot fire on the southern end is trailed and mopped-up. Crews will continue to grid the area as they "seek and destroy" any remaining hot spots.

Tomorrow's forecasted afternoon cold front will bring windy conditions that will test the fireline. Crews will be there ready to defend those lines.

There have been no injuries to incident firefighters.

The incident command post is located at 289 East Hardisty St. (in the community center), Long Creek, Ore.

FIRE AT A GLANCE:
Size: 2,984 acres

Cause: under investigation

Containment: 25%

Expected Containment Date: 9-6-14

Crews and Equipment:
Crews: 21
Air Tankers: 0
Helicopters: 6
Engines: 19
Dozers: 8
Water Tenders: 9
Total personnel: 631

Estimated Costs to Date: $1.68 million

For More Information:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry
InciWeb: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4096
Blog: www:centralorfireinfo.blogspot.com
Stabbing Investigation ****UPDATE*******
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 09/01/14
********UPDATE*****************

Late this afternoon, Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit of the Clark County Sheriff's Office conducted further interviews into the allegations by the female "victim". Detectives were able to determine that that the assault was fabricated by the reporting party and the wounds were self-inflicted. There is no danger to the public and the investigation is closed. We are not releasing the name of the reporting party at this time.

Sgt. Kevin Allais
Major Crimes Unit
Clark County Sheriff's Office
(360) 397-2020





On 09/01/2014 at about 1:30 pm, Clark County deputies were dispatched to a reported assault by stabbing incident at the 15700 BLK of NE 15th Avenue. The female victim reported being attacked by an unknown male assailant while on her deck in her backyard. She reported that he had a large knife, with which he slashed her face and inflicted stab wounds on her chest and lower abdomen. The victim was transported to Peace Health Southwest Washington Medical Center for treatment of injuries which, at this time, appear to be non-life threatening and relatively minor. Deputies contained the area and attempted a canine track but were unable to locate any evidence or identify a suspect. Detectives from the Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit are continuing the investigation and are conducting additional, detailed interviews.

No further details are available at this time. Further information may be released at a later time.
Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Traffic Crash - Highway 101 north of Florence
Oregon State Police - 09/01/14
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of the Lane County Medical Examiner, is continuing the investigation into Monday morning's fatal pedestrian-involved collision that occurred on Highway 101 about two miles north of Florence. Initial investigation indicates the pedestrian's action leading to his being struck by a passenger car may have been an intentional act.

On September 1, 2014 at approximately 11:53 a.m., OSP troopers were dispatched to a reported injury crash involving a male pedestrian and a passenger car on Highway 101 near milepost 187. EMS responders arrived on scene and quickly transported the 48-year old male pedestrian by Western Lane Ambulance to PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased after arrival.

Preliminary investigation indicates the victim was a passenger in a vehicle occupied by his mother and her friend enroute to a local store. As they pulled up toward Highway 101 in a private driveway, the victim got out from the rear passenger seat and approached the road. As a northbound 1997 Honda Civic driven by a 19-year old male approached, the man moved in the car's path. Despite the driver's attempted to avoid the man by braking and veering left, the car struck the man.

The car's driver and 17-year old female passenger had no apparent injury.

OSP troopers from the Florence and Springfield offices are continuing the investigation. OSP was assisted at the scene by Florence Police Department, Siuslaw Valley Fire & Rescue, and ODOT. The highway was closed about four hours at the scene.

The names of the involved persons will be released Tuesday.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable. If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, professionals are on call to handle mental health emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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

No photographs for release.

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Vancouver Police Alternate PIO, Sept 2-6
Vancouver Police Dept. - 09/01/14
Vancouver, Wash. - Vancouver Police PIO Kim Kapp will be out of the office September 2-6, 2014. Taking media calls during office hours Tuesday-Friday of those dates will be Lt. Kathy McNicholas who can be reached at (360) 487-7442.

As always, for after hour inquiries, members of the media should contact dispatch on the media line and request a return call from on-duty personnel.

All investigative updates are always sent out in the form of a media release and on duty personnel will not receive investigative updates.

I will not be available by cell phone or email so all messages sent to me while I am out will be returned on September 8.

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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.
Update: Name Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 34 west of Lebanon in Linn County
Oregon State Police - 09/01/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into an early Monday morning single vehicle fatal traffic crash along Highway 34 near Denny School Road west of Lebanon. The crash resulted in the death of an adult female whose name is released in this update.

According to Lieutenant Vonn Schleicher, on September 1, 2014 at approximately 3:50 a.m. a citizen found a crash scene with ejection along the south side of Highway 34 near Denny School Road. Emergency responders arrived on scene and confirmed BETHANY LEANNE WILSON, age 27, from Lebanon, was deceased.

Initial investigation by OSP, with the assistance of Linn County Sheriff's Office and Lebanon Police Department, indicates some time after 3:00 a.m. the 1993 Nissan Pathfinder driven by WILSON was eastbound on Highway 34 when it crossed the centerline and westbound lane. The vehicle went into the ditch, returned back onto the roadway and rolled before coming to rest on its side along the south side of Highway 34. WILSON was believed to not be using safety restraints and was ejected from the vehicle.

OSP troopers from the Albany Area Command office are investigating the crash. Trooper Nathan House is the lead investigator.

OSP was also assisted at the scene by Lebanon Fire District and ODOT. Highway 34 was closed about four hours at the scene during the investigation with a detour in place for local traffic.

According to ODOT's Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), a brief look at Labor Day holiday traffic crash statistics in Oregon since 1970 indicates:

* Fatalities average seven each year in Oregon over this holiday weekend.
* Since record-keeping began, more than 280 people have died during this holiday period, making it the second deadliest major holiday of the year.
* Alcohol is a contributing factor in over half of the traffic fatal crashes.
* The highest number of traffic fatalities occurred in 1978 when 17 people died.
* Oregon has never experienced a fatal-free Labor Day holiday weekend. Single fatality reporting periods occurred in 1999, 2001, 2002, and 2010.

The Oregon State Police, Oregon State Sheriff's Association, Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police, and Oregon Department of Transportation offer the following safety reminders for holiday travel:

* Be watchful for emergency vehicles and workers. MOVE OVER if you are approaching any type of emergency vehicle, tow truck or roadside assistance vehicle which is stopped on the roadside with emergency lights activated.
* Get rested before you are tested. Fatigued drivers are more frequent during holiday weekends because of increased travel and activity. Allow plenty of time to reach your destination.
* Stay up to date on road conditions by visiting TripCheck.com or calling 5-1-1. Outside Oregon, dial (503) 588-2941. In work zones, even when workers are not present, all speed limits still apply and fines double. Inactive work zones still have equipment, detours, and incomplete changes in the roadway so drivers need to slow down and be alert.
* Share the road. Watch for bicyclists and pedestrians, especially at night. Bicyclists and pedestrians need to make sure motorists can see them, and motorists needs to make sure they are seen.
* Watch out for motorcyclists, especially if the weather is nice.
* Buckle up every trip, every time. Be sure to use child safety seats correctly.
* Avoid distractions; don't use a mobile device while driving.
* Drive sober or let someone who is sober drive.

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

No photographs available for this release.

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I-84 re-opened between I-205 and 181st
ODOT: PDX, Mt. Hood - 09/01/14
All lanes of Interstate 84 were re-opened at 2 pm Monday between 181st Avenue and Interstate 205 following a police investigation.
Back to School 2014 - Operation Safe Return #20isPlenty
Portland Police Bureau - 09/01/14
The Portland Police Bureau and the Portland Bureau of Transportation are partnering to keep Portland's students safe as they return to school this week.

To ensure student safety and increase awareness of the start of the school year, the Portland Police Bureau will be conducting high visibility patrols around all Portland schools as part of a "Back to School" safety campaign.

As part of this campaign, the Portland Police Bureau has released this short video with a friendly reminder that "20 is Plenty" in school zones: http://youtu.be/_llfG13Yo0I

Transportation Director Leah Treat said partnerships with police, schools and neighborhoods are essential to improve safety for everyone.

"As the new school year starts, it's important for everyone to be mindful of children walking to buses and crossing streets near schools," Treat said.

Beginning this week, many young people will be walking and riding their bicycles to school. Congestion in school zones will increase, especially during the busy morning and afternoon drop-off and pickup times.

The Portland Police Bureau Youth Services Division, Traffic Division, Central Precinct, North Precinct, East Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team personnel will be providing a highly visible police presence in and around schools in the Parkrose, Reynolds, Riverdale, David Douglas, Centennial, and Portland Public School Districts.

Dozens of officers, including Photo Radar Units, will be enforcing traffic laws in these zones to reduce the number of crashes in school zones and to create a safe environment for students returning to school.

There will be emphasis placed on traffic safety and traffic education for the students, bicyclists and drivers of motorized vehicles during the morning hours when students arrive at their schools and in the afternoon hours when the schools dismiss their students.

Hours of enhanced patrol will vary but generally will be between 7:45 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. then again from 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

In addition, the bureaus offer these safety tips:

* If you're driving, obey the 20 mph speed limit in school zones
* Be vigilant and courteous to children crossing the street.
* If you're a parent, consider walking or biking to school with your students where possible to reduce congestion, improve safety and provide young people with needed physical activity.

For more information on the Portland Safe Routes to School program visit http://www.saferoutesportland.org

Portland Safe Routes to School is a partnership of the City of Portland, schools, neighborhoods, community organizations and agencies that advocates for and implements programs that make walking and biking around our neighborhoods and schools fun, easy, safe and healthy for all students and families while reducing our reliance on cars.

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Entertainer Tony Starlight to perform at fundraiser for Senior Citizens Council on Oct. 11 (Photo)
Wells Fargo - 09/01/14
Tony Starlight
Tony Starlight
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OREGON CITY, Ore. - The stars will come out the night of Saturday, Oct. 11 as the Senior Citizens Council holds its annual fundraising dinner and auction at Tualatin Country Club, 9145 S.W. Tualatin Road.

Portland singer and comedian Tony Starlight will emcee the dinner and perform at the event, which raises funds for the nonprofit group based in Oregon City.

Starlight has been entertaining audiences in Portland and Los Angeles for 20 years with his Vegas-style shows. In addition to performing regularly on his own stage, he tours his show to numerous theaters and has become a popular emcee for corporate and fundraising events.

The event will run 6-10 p.m. Tickets are $75.

Ticket reservations and event sponsorships are now available by calling (503) 657-1366.

Also at the dinner, the nonprofit group Social Services of Clackamas County will present its John Mullin Distinguished Career Award to Christi Bird, the Council's executive director. The award is in recognition of Bird guiding the work of the Senior Council and protecting the well being of some of the county's most vulnerable residents.

For 42 years the Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County has provided free or low-cost services for home-bound, frail, vulnerable and geographically isolated individuals. 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.

About Senior Citizens Council
Founded in 1972, Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County is committed to improving the quality of life for seniors and adults with disabilities in Clackamas County, Oregon. 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: Tony Starlight
Auto/Ped Serious injury collision NW 99th Street (Photo)
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 09/01/14
Crash scene
Crash scene
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Case #S14-9849

Causing driver: PRUETT, Chancellor D. 18 yoa of Vancouver, WA.

2nd driver: GEAR, Derek C. 42 yoa of Vancouver, WA.

Injured Pedestrian: male 17 yoa of Vancouver, WA.

At 18:21hrs. on 08/31/2014 sheriff's deputies responded to a serious injury collision near Columbia River High School at the 900 Blk. of NW 99th Street. The collision involved two vehicles and a juvenile pedestrian. Preliminary investigation shows that a 2006 Black Mazda 4-door operated by Chancellor Pruett was west bound on NW 99 Street at the 900 Blk, Pruett was reportedly travelling faster than the posted 35mph speed limit and passed another west bound vehicle on the right using the right turn only lane for turning north bound traffic. Pruett cut back into the west bound lane and collided with a vehicle driven by Derek Gear, a 1997 Silver BMW. Gear was east bound on NW 99th Street and was turning into a private residence driveway on the north side of NW 99th Street when his vehicle was struck by Pruett. The collision of the two vehicles caused Pruett's vehicle to careen into a juvenile male walking on the sidewalk on the north side of NW 99th Street. The juvenile male was seriously injured and transported to an area hospital. The juvenile pedestrian's current condition is unknown. Gear was also injured in the crash and transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A passenger in Gear's vehicle and a passenger in Pruett's vehicle were not injured in the crash. Excessive speed and reckless driving are suspected causing factors in this crash. Citations and/or charges are pending further investigation and extent of injuries to the juvenile pedestrian. The juvenile's name is not being released at this time. The collision is under active investigation of the Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit.


Attached Media Files: Crash scene
Update: Sheriff's Office Locates Missing Woman from Eagle Creek Area (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 09/01/14
Paulette L. Chandler
Paulette L. Chandler
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Update

On August 1, 2014 at approximately 11:00 a.m. Paulette Louise Chandler was located and found to be safe by deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. Chandler was located near 82nd Dr and Hwy 212 in Clackamas, OR.

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The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue (SAR) Team is searching for a missing 68-year-old woman who suffers from dementia.

On August 31, 2014 at about 9:30 PM, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to the Eagle Creek area after family members reported 68-year-old Paulette Louise Chandler was missing from her home. Sheriff's Office Deputies learned Ms. Chandler suffered from dementia and was recently moved by family members to the Eagle Creek area from the Sacred Heart Villa in Portland.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue Team is conducting a search of the Clackamas area surrounding the locations of possible sightings of Ms. Chandler by citizens and nearby business employees. The last possible sighting of Ms. Chandler was near the Motel 6 on SE 97th Ave in Clackamas.

Ms. Chandler is described as:
- 5'5" tall
- 160 pounds
- Gray hair
- Blue eyes
- Probably wearing a purple shirt, red or purple jacket, blue jeans with possible flower print, carrying a black purse and a cane.
- Ms. Chandler is reported to have no short term memory due to dementia. Ms. Chandler may also suffer from mild hallucinations during which she would see things which are not really there. Family members said she would present as being lost, dazed, and confused more than anything.

Anyone who has seen or may have any information regarding Paulette Chandler is urged to call 911 to assist the Sheriff's Office in locating her.

Refer to CCSO case number 14-23841.


Attached Media Files: Paulette L. Chandler
I-84 closed through Monday afternoon in East Portland
ODOT: PDX, Mt. Hood - 09/01/14
Both the westbound and eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 between 181st Avenue and Interstate 205 will remain closed through the afternoon Monday for a police investigation. Eastbound traffic must leave the interstate at the ramp to southbound I-205 while westbound traffic will have to exit at 181st Avenue. Holiday travelers should expect lengthy delays or plan an alternate route. Variable message signs on Oregon and Washington highways are alerting motorists to the closure.
UPDATE #3: SERT/CNT Responding to Active Tactical Incident in the 11200 Block of NE Fremont Street
Portland Police Bureau - 09/01/14
Media briefing will be held in 10 minutes at 109th and Beech. The scene is now safe.

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Media staging has been relocated to Northeast 109th Avenue and Beech Street. Access is from the West or the North.

Media should park on 109th, North of Beech. Live trucks can park on Beech, West of 109th.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

For all media, live coverage agreement in place. Do not broadcast live tactical movements (TV, radio, blog, or social media).

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The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to assist North Precinct officers in the 11200 block of Northeast Fremont Street on an active, ongoing tactical incident with shots fired.

Residents along this section of Fremont are asked to shelter-in-place unless directed otherwise by police at the scene.

The suspect in the incident is contained and officers are attempting to communicate with him.

No additional information can be confirmed or released at this time.

Media staging is on Fremont at approximately 107th Avenue (West of all police vehicles)

PIO enroute, ETA 30 minutes.

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Death Investigation - Pacific Ocean off Newport
Oregon State Police - 09/01/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) and the Lincoln County Medical Examiner are continuing the investigation to confirm the cause of death of a 70-year old Charleston man Sunday while he was on a fishing trip in the Pacific Ocean. Initial investigation indicates he may have died from natural causes.

On August 31, 2014 at 7:47 a.m., two OSP troopers were dispatched to the Yaquina Bay Coast Guard (USCG) Station in Newport to meet USCG personnel while a boat was returning from the Pacific Ocean with a deceased adult male. At approximately 12:31 p.m., the fishing vessel "Carolyn Ruth" arrived at the station.

Initial investigation indicates the boat's captain and EUGENE ELMER COMPTON, age 70, from Charleston, left port on August 30 at approximately 3:00 p.m. to go fishing about 25 miles off shore. Later that evening, COMPTON indicated he wasn't feeling well and went to bed. According to the boat's captain, COMPTON reportedly got up during the middle of the night and was found deceased later that morning after the captain awoke.

Recruit Trooper Scott Severson is the lead investigator.

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Update: Names Released - Double Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 138E east of Glide in Douglas County
Oregon State Police - 09/01/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Sunday afternoon's fatal traffic crash along Highway 138E about 22 miles east of Glide near Dry Creek in Douglas County. The crash resulted in the death of two occupants on the motorcycle. Names are released in this update.

According to Sergeant Matt Bowersox,on August 31, 2014 at approximately 3:00 p.m., a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by SCOTTY EUGENE SCHULL, age 47 (previously listed as 57 but DOB reflects corrected age), from Winston, was traveling westbound on Highway 138E near milepost 40. As the motorcycle negotiated through a curve, it traveled into the eastbound lane and struck the side of an eastbound 2009 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup driven by DARRELL D. BRINTNALL, age 64, from Portland.

SCHULL and his passenger, KAREN SUE BLACK, age 51, from Winston, were both later pronounced deceased at the scene. Both were wearing protective helmets.

BRINTNALL and five other occupants in the pickup were not injured. All were using safety restraints.

Highway 138E was closed at the crash scene until 9:30 p.m.

OSP was assisted as the scene by Douglas County Sheriff's Office, ODOT and local emergency responders.

No photographs for release.

According to ODOT's Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), a brief look at Labor Day holiday traffic crash statistics in Oregon since 1970 indicates:

* Fatalities average seven each year in Oregon over this holiday weekend.
* Since record-keeping began, more than 280 people have died during this holiday period, making it the second deadliest major holiday of the year.
* Alcohol is a contributing factor in over half of the traffic fatal crashes.
* The highest number of traffic fatalities occurred in 1978 when 17 people died.
* Oregon has never experienced a fatal-free Labor Day holiday weekend. Single fatality reporting periods occurred in 1999, 2001, 2002, and 2010.

The Oregon State Police, Oregon State Sheriff's Association, Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police, and Oregon Department of Transportation offer the following safety reminders for holiday travel:

* Be watchful for emergency vehicles and workers. MOVE OVER if you are approaching any type of emergency vehicle, tow truck or roadside assistance vehicle which is stopped on the roadside with emergency lights activated.
* Get rested before you are tested. Fatigued drivers are more frequent during holiday weekends because of increased travel and activity. Allow plenty of time to reach your destination.
* Stay up to date on road conditions by visiting TripCheck.com or calling 5-1-1. Outside Oregon, dial (503) 588-2941. In work zones, even when workers are not present, all speed limits still apply and fines double. Inactive work zones still have equipment, detours, and incomplete changes in the roadway so drivers need to slow down and be alert.
* Share the road. Watch for bicyclists and pedestrians, especially at night. Bicyclists and pedestrians need to make sure motorists can see them, and motorists needs to make sure they are seen.
* Watch out for motorcyclists, especially if the weather is nice.
* Buckle up every trip, every time. Be sure to use child safety seats correctly.
* Avoid distractions; don't use a mobile device while driving.
* Drive sober or let someone who is sober drive.

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

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
Police Bureau Seeking Public Input on Discipline Process Directives
Portland Police Bureau - 09/01/14
The Portland Police Bureau directs member action through the establishment of policy, procedure, and rule, as found within directives. The Bureau is in the process of reviewing all its directives. At the beginning of every month, the Bureau will post directives for public review and ask for comments.

Currently, the Bureau is asking for the community's feedback regarding its directives pertaining to discipline process. Because the discipline process is a serious matter, a process which directly impacts members, reflects upon the Bureau, and is of interest to diverse, external parties, the Bureau is routing this series through its public process for a second time. The Bureau will be looking at national best practices and the public's comments in order to update these policies this fall:

* 330.00, Internal Affairs Compliant Investigation Process
* 331.00, Service Improvement Opportunity
* 332.00, Administrative Investigations
* 333.00, Criminal Investigations of Police Bureau Employees
* 334.00, Performance Deficiencies
* 335.00, Discipline Process
* 336.00, Police Review Board
* 337.00, Police Review Board Personnel Selection
* 338.00, Discipline Guide

Community members are encouraged to read the directives and provide drafting comments at:
http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/59757

This webpage also enables community members to sign up for email notifications when new directives are posted.

The discipline process directives will remain posted and comments collected for thirty days (30), September 1, 2014 through Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

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Lost Hubcap Fire - Sept. 1 morning update
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 09/01/14
Lost Hubcap Fire
Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 2, IC Cline
September 1, 2014, 8 a.m.

Fire Information Phone: 541-421-3039

Current Situation:

Hand crews and dozers will continue the hard work of completing a line around the fire perimeter today. There is approximately 2.25 of the 14.25 miles of line left to construct.

Last night an infra-red flight was flown that mapped the perimeter of the fire and detected the hot spots for the fire fighters to focus on today. Other firefighters used hand-held palm IR (infra-red) units that detect heat buried deep in the ground. Heat spots are marked for day firefighters to dig out and extinguish.

On the east side of the fire, firefighters will begin the next stage: mop-up. Mop-up involves firefighters digging out hot spots and extinguishing all remaining heat. Mop-up starts along the perimeter and moves toward the center of the fire. Crews are working toward extinguishing 100% of all smokes in a 100 ft. zone in the grass/brush, 300 ft in the timber and to fall all snags within 500 ft. At morning briefing, Day Operations Chief Joe Hessel directed the crews to "Dig deep and do thorough mop-up the first time." Once hot spots are dug out, the spot is marked to be rechecked at least twice.

There have been no injuries to incident firefighters.

The incident command post is located at 289 East Hardisty St. (in the community center), Long Creek, Ore.

FIRE AT A GLANCE (09/01/14)

Size: 2,984 acres

Cause: under investigation

Containment: 25%

Expected full containment: 9-6-14

Crews and Equipment:
Crews: 21
Air Tankers: 0
Helicopters: 6
Engines: 19
Dozers: 8
Water Tenders: 9
Total personnel: 512

Estimated Costs to Date: $1.68 million


For More Information:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry

InciWeb: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4096

Blog: www:centralorfireinfo.blogspot.com
Former Workers May be Eligible for Federal Benefits
Oregon Employment Dept. - 09/01/14
Wilsonville - The U.S. Department of Labor has certified that former workers of TE Connectivity, Medical Business Unit, may be eligible for benefits and services under the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program. This includes workers whose wages were reported under Precision Interconnect, and including on-site leased workers from Kelly Services, Aerotek, and Total Technical Services.

The certification was a result of the company being adversely affected by import competition or shifts in production to a foreign country.

Anyone working for these companies who were laid off due to lack of work on or after May 19, 2013 and before June 27, 2016, may be eligible.

Under TAA, affected workers may be eligible for:
* Re-employment assistance
* Training
* Job search allowances
* Relocation Allowances
* Additional unemployment insurance benefits in the form of Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA)

There are important deadlines associated with this program, so those who think they may be eligible should contact the Oregon Employment Department's Central Trade Act Unit right away at 1-877-639-7700.

Additional information may be found about the Trade Act Program online at www.Employment.Oregon.gov, or on the U.S. Department of Labor website, www.doleta.gov/tradeact.
Salute the end of summer at the Oregon State Fair with The Beach Boys and fun family-friendly entertainment
Amber Lindsey PR - 09/01/14
Today's Oregon State Fair Highlights:

HEADLINING CONCERT: 4 p.m., The Beach Boys, L.B. Day Amphitheater. COST: Limited free general admission seating or $35 for VIP seats.

X-TREME AirDogs WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: Beginning at 12:30 p.m. in Dog Town, the top canine athletes from throughout the Northwest and Canada will compete in a dock diving long-jump contest to attempt to break the 29-foot record. Fair patrons will not want to miss this Labor Day tradition!

MEET "THE VIRGINIAN" JAMES DRURY: In celebration of his 80th birthday, film star James Drury will be available for autographs and photos from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. He will present about his film career and famous TV series "The Virginian" at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. today on the Creative and Artistic Stage in the Jackman-Long Building.

THE RUN - 1,675 MILES ACROSS OREGON: 3 p.m., Creative and Artistic Stage in the Jackman-Long Building. Brothers Jeremiah and Isaiah Godby will stop at the Oregon State Fair during the last week of a 1675-mile run through 30 counties across Oregon to promote Oregon State University's College of Public Health and Human Sciences.

WILLAMETTE VALLEY PIE COMPANY PIE EATING CONTEST: 4:30 p.m., Creative and Artistic Stage, Jackman-Long Building. This is fairgoers' last chance to be first to finish a mini marionberry pie! Eight contestants compete in each of three age groups (child, teen and adult). Space is limited; fairgoers are encouraged to sign-up early to participate.

CONTACT: Amber Lindsey, (503) 730-8157, amber@amberlindseypr.com
08/31/14
Lost Hubcap Fire - Aug. 31 evening update
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/31/14
Lost Hubcap Fire
Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 2, IC Cline
August 31, 2014,8 p.m.
Fire Information Phone: 541-421-3039

Current Situation:
Today's goal for the fire fighters was to complete the fire line around the entire fire perimeter. Hand crews and dozers will continue working through tonight to try meet that goal.

Although the fire didn't increase in size today, the warmer temperatures and lower relative humidity affected fire behavior. Moderate burning and smokes were visible and some torching of timber was seen on the west side of the fire.

On the east side of the fire, where there are lighter fuels and fewer hot spots, crews were able to start mop-up. The spot fire in the southern portion of the fire is 100% lined and mop-up has begun. Crews assisted by helicopter water drops focused on extinguishing any fire outside the perimeter. Fallers continue working on dropping snags along roads.
Dennis Perilli, fire behavior analyst, commented that "While yesterday's rainfall helped dampen the lighter fuels and extinguish small smokes, it didn't soak into the larger fuels enough to put the fire out."

Firefighter resources are expected to remain the same over the next 2-3 days with both day and night shifts.

There have been no injuries to incident firefighters.

The incident command post is located at 289 East Hardisty St. (in the community center), Long Creek, Ore.
UPDATE: Limited SERT Deployment in Parkrose Neighborhood to Check Motel Room for Possibly Armed Suspect
Portland Police Bureau - 08/31/14
Police did not locate the suspect in the motel room and officers have cleared the area.

Detectives will be continuing the investigation.

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This morning, Sunday August 31, 2014, at 9:18 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 11300 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard on the report that a woman had been held against her will overnight in a nearby motel room.

Officers arrived and contacted the woman who provided police some details about the circumstances leading to her being held in the nearby room, located at the R & R Motel in the 11700 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

Detectives responded to assist officers with the investigation, which led to a specific room at the motel.

Officers have been attempting to make contact with the known suspect in the room but have had no response.

A very limited contingent of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) is responding to assist investigators with checking the room for the suspect, who may be armed according to the victim.

The victim is uninjured and at this point there is no reason to believe the greater public is at risk.

Traffic in the 11700 block of Sandy Boulevard may be affected as this investigation continues.

No further information is available at this time.

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Hillsboro Police Announce Arrest of Person of Interest in Homicide Investigation
Hillsboro Police Dept. - 08/31/14
On the evening of August 30, Clark County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Eric PETERSEN on a Probation Violation warrant near LaCenter, Washington. PETERSEN was booked into the Clark County Jail. PETERSEN was named as a person of interest in an ongoing homicide investigation that occurred in Hillsboro on August 29. Hillsboro Police Department detectives continue their investigation into this matter.
Lost Hubcap Fire - 8 a.m., Aug. 31 update
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/31/14
Lost Hubcap Fire

Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 2, IC Cline

August 31, 2014 8 a.m.

Fire Information Phone: 541-421-3039
(We are experiencing phone problems at this time. Please refer to websites for latest information.)

Current Situation:

Last night an infra-red flight was flown that mapped the perimeter of the fire and detected the hot spots for the fire fighters to focus on today. The mapping unit mapped the fire at 2,984 acres. There was minimal growth in the fire size since Saturday night.

The fire perimeter is mapped at 14.23 miles. To put this another way imagine walking from downtown Portland to Vancouver Lake in Vancouver, Washington.

Yesterday's approximate half inch of rain helped the fire fighters efforts by wetting the fuels and extinguishing light smokes. No rain is forecasted for today. Cooler temperatures and higher humidity will keep the fire activity to a minimum.

Fire fighters will focus on completing the fireline around the entire perimeter today, mostly on the west side. Day Operations Section Chief Joe Hessel stated "Today's mission is clear - with a good day of hard work, we can fill in the gaps and get a line tied around this fire".

On portions of the fire where the line is completed, crews will begin to lay hose and fittings in preparation for the next phase: mop-up.


There have been no injuries to incident firefighters.


The incident command post is located at 289 East Hardisty St. (in the community center), Long Creek, Ore.

FIRE AT A GLANCE
Size: 2,984 acres
Cause: under investigation
Containment: 10%
RESOURCES:
Crews: 18
Air Tankers: 0
Helicopters: 5
Engines: 6
Dozers: 7
Water Tenders: 6
Total personnel: 350

Estimated Costs to Date: $705,854

For More Information:
Facebook - www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry
InciWeb: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4096
CentralOrFireInfo.blogspot.com
CCSO:Woodburn teen involved in DUII crash near Molalla, OR (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/31/14
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On August 30, 2014 at 4:40 p.m. deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to the report of a single vehicle traffic collision with injuries on S. Palmer Rd south of Hwy 213 in Molalla, OR. Officers from the Molalla Police Department and fire fighters from the Molalla Fire Department also responded to assist with this crash.

An investigation revealed the Chevrolet truck was traveling south on S. Palmer Rd at a high rate of speed. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Karnily Bodunov, 18, of Woodburn. Bodunov drove over the crest of a hill and lost control of the truck which caused the vehicle to flip over and land upside down in a field off the side of the road.

Bodunov suffered head injuries from the collision and was transported by Life Flight to a Portland area hospital. Bodunov admitted to consuming alcohol and a DUII investigation was conducted. Bodunov is being charged with DUII, Reckless Endangering and Assault 4.

There were five teenage passengers in the truck. One passenger sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital by the Molalla Fire Department. The other four passengers reported minor injuries and were picked up by family members. All of the passengers admitted to consuming alcohol.


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Update: Photos - Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 5 near Wolf Creek in Josephine County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/31/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday afternoon's single vehicle fatal traffic crash tht occurred along Interstate 5 at the Speaker Road interchange near Wolf Creek. The crash resulted in the death of a Winchester, Oregon man.

According to Sergeant Brandon Boice, on August 30, 2014 at approximately 4:08 p.m., a 1998 Toyota pickup driven by TERRY RAY ACKROYD, age 40, from Winchester, was traveling southbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 78 when it left the freeway and rolled, ending up about 100 feet off the roadway.

ACKROYD was partially ejected and pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency responders. He was using safety restraints.

According to witnesses, the pickup was being operated recklessly at a high rate of speed just prior to the crash.

OSP troopers from the Grants Pass office are continuing the investigation. OSP was assisted at the scene by local emergency responders. No lanes were closed during the investigation.

Senior Trooper Scott Holsworth is the lead investigator.

This was the second fatal traffic crash investigated by OSP troopers during the Labor Day holiday weekend that runs through 11:59 p.m., September 1. According to ODOT's Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), a brief look at Labor Day holiday traffic crash statistics in Oregon since 1970 indicates:

* Fatalities average seven each year in Oregon over this holiday weekend.
* Since record-keeping began, more than 280 people have died during this holiday period, making it the second deadliest major holiday of the year.
* Alcohol is a contributing factor in over half of the traffic fatal crashes.
* The highest number of traffic fatalities occurred in 1978 when 17 people died.
* Oregon has never experienced a fatal-free Labor Day holiday weekend. Single fatality reporting periods occurred in 1999, 2001, 2002, and 2010.

The Oregon State Police, Oregon State Sheriff's Association, Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police, and Oregon Department of Transportation offer the following safety reminders for holiday travel:

* Be watchful for emergency vehicles and workers. MOVE OVER if you are approaching any type of emergency vehicle, tow truck or roadside assistance vehicle which is stopped on the roadside with emergency lights activated.
* Get rested before you are tested. Fatigued drivers are more frequent during holiday weekends because of increased travel and activity. Allow plenty of time to reach your destination.
* Stay up to date on road conditions by visiting TripCheck.com or calling 5-1-1. Outside Oregon, dial (503) 588-2941. In work zones, even when workers are not present, all speed limits still apply and fines double. Inactive work zones still have equipment, detours, and incomplete changes in the roadway so drivers need to slow down and be alert.
* Share the road. Watch for bicyclists and pedestrians, especially at night. Bicyclists and pedestrians need to make sure motorists can see them, and motorists needs to make sure they are seen.
* Watch out for motorcyclists, especially if the weather is nice.
* Buckle up every trip, every time. Be sure to use child safety seats correctly.
* Avoid distractions; don't use a mobile device while driving.
* Drive sober or let someone who is sober drive.

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

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Police respond to stabbing in St. Johns neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 08/31/14
The morning, August 31st, 2014, at 506 a.m., North Precinct police responded to a stabbing call near the 8000 block of N. Richmond. Officers have arrived and are investigating the call. Initial reports indicate that an individual was stabbed, suffering non-life-threatening injuries. The victim was transported to an area hospital.

Initial reports indicate that the stabbing may be associated with a robbery, however, the incident is still under investigation. There is no suspect information at this time.
Today's Oregon State Fair Highlights: Dia de la Familia, admission discounts and a famous chocolate cake contest
Amber Lindsey PR - 08/31/14
DAILY DEAL: Today is Sleep Country Family Day! Four admission tickets of any combination are $16 - for up to a 50 percent savings - with coupons available at participating Sleep Country stores. Fairgoers should call ahead to their local store to make sure coupons are in stock.

DIA DE LA FAMILIA: A celebration of Hispanic culture featuring a traditional Ballet Foklorico dance troupe, piñata breaking, soccer kicking workshops, live cumbia music and a mariachi parade. Visit La Campeona Radio's booth for games and prizes. Events are scheduled throughout the day on and near the Center Stage and on the Familyville Stage. A full Dia de La Familia schedule of events is listed online at http://oregonstatefair.org/attractions/dia-de-la-familia/

GERRY FRANK'S 55th LAYERED CHOCOLATE CAKE COMPETITION: 2 p.m. Creative and Artistic Stage, Jackman-Long Building. Oregon's resident Chocolate Cake Gourmand Gerry Frank will sample every cake to determine the winner. Participants are instructed to bring in their homemade - no mixes allowed - chocolate cakes no later than 1 p.m. today.

MEET "THE VIRGINIAN" JAMES DRURY: 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Creative and Artistic Stage, Jackman-Long Building. In celebration of his 80th birthday, film star James Drury will be available for autographs and photos through Monday. He will present about his film career and famous TV series "The Virginian" at 11 a.m. today on the Creative and Artistic Stage.

CONTACT: Amber Lindsey, (503) 730-8157, amber@amberlindseypr.com

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About the Oregon State Fair
Named one of Huffington's Posts top ten state fairs, the 149th Oregon State Fair takes place August 22 through September 1, 2014. Fair admission is reduced this year to $8 per person (ages 12 and up) and $6 (ages 6 to 11 and 62 and over). Oregon State Fair thanks its sponsors: Chemeketa Community College, NW Chevy Dealers, CHS Nutrition, Columbia Distributing, Comcast, Dairy Farmers of Oregon, Green Acres Landscape, Inc., Les Schwab, National Guard, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Oregon Lottery, Ricoh, Safeway, Sleep Country USA, and Wilco. Additional information about the fair is available at www.oregonstatefair.org.
Update #2: Victim Identified / Photos - Fatal Bicycle-Involved Hit & Run Crash - Highway 30 west of Rainier in Columbia County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/31/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Columbia County Sheriff's Office and Rainier Police Department, are investigating a Saturday afternoon fatal hit and run crash along Highway 30 just west of Rainier in which a bicyclist was killed. The name of the victim is released in this update.

On August 30, 2014 at approximately 2:56 p.m., a report was received of a hit & run crash in which a pickup struck a bicycle along the westbound lanes of Highway 30 near milepost 50 just west of Rainier. A few minutes later the suspect vehicle was stopped by an OSP trooper near milepost 55 and the driver detained.

Emergency responders arriving on scene of where the bicyclist was reportedly struck confirmed the bicycle rider was deceased after coming to rest off the highway down an embankment. The victim is identified as Peter Michael Linden, age 74, from St. Helens. He was wearing a helmet.

The driver is identified as Kristopher Lee Woodruff, age 34, from Vernonia. Woodruff displayed a North Dakota identification card showing a Minot address. He was lodged in Columbia County Jail for Manslaughter in the First Degree, Felony Hit & Run, and a misdemeanor warrant out of Washington County for Fail to Appear.

Initial investigation indicates Woodruff was driving westbound and became distracted while looking at a text message on his phone. His vehicle traveled onto the shoulder where it struck the adult male bicyclist. Woodruff, who does not have a valid license, continued driving without stopping at the scene until stopped by OSP.

The Columbia County District Attorney's Office was notified and is assisting with the investigation.

The westbound lane was blocked during scene investigation.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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08/30/14
Lost Hubcap Fire - 6 p.m. Aug. 30 update
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/30/14
Oregon Dept. of Forestry Incident Management Team 2
Incident Commander Chris Cline
Fire information phone: 541-421-3039

CURRENT SITUATION
The Oregon Dept. of Forestry's (ODF) Central Oregon District Type 3 Team transferred command of the Lost Hubcap Fire to ODF Incident Management Team 2 at noon today.

The fire was reported on Aug. 29, 2014, at approx. 1 p.m., burning on Bureau of Land Management(BLM) Prineville District and private lands in timber and grass fuels.

Local private firefighting resources along with fire departments from Long Creek, Monument, Mt. Vernon, John Day, Canyon City and Prairie City assisted ODF in initial-attack. There were four structures initially threatened but protected by the efforts of the local fire departments.

The fire is located approx. five miles south of Monument, Oregon. Initially the fire was reported at one acre and quickly grew to over 100 acres due to a combination of dry fuels, topography, and winds that pushed the fire southeast nearly four miles to more than 1,000 acres in size.

In addition to the team, more hand crews, fire engines and overhead personnel are arriving today. IC Cline said that "Our objectives are clear: We will work to establish control lines and minimize the fire's growth."

The fire team operations section is on the fire line actively engaged in suppression efforts.

The incident command post is located at 289 East Hardisty St. (in the community center), Long Creek, Oregon. News releases will be issued twice daily.
WLPD Officers work ODOT traffic safety grants
West Linn Police Dept. - 08/30/14
WLPD Officers will perform enhanced DUII focused patrols looking for drivers operating vehicles under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. The goal of this campaign is to save lives by removing impaired drivers from the streets.

Nationally in 2012, Labor Day weekend (6 p.m. Friday to 5:59 a.m. Tuesday) saw 147 drunk-driving fatalities. To put it in perspective, throughout the year someone is killed in an alcohol-impaired-driving crash every 51 minutes, on average. Over the Labor Day weekend, that statistic jumps to one alcohol-impaired-driving fatality every 34 minutes. And not surprisingly, nighttime is the worst, with almost half (46%) of all nighttime (6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.) traffic fatalities involving a drunk driver during the Labor Day holiday weekend.

The Labor Day DUII campaign is designed to deter people from driving while impaired by implementing high-visibility enforcement and increasing the number of officers on the streets who are assertively seeking to identify and stop impaired drivers.

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 lessen the effects of alcohol.
* Offer a wide range of non-alcoholic beverages.
* Report impaired drivers by calling 911.

Grant funds from the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Impact support these extra high-visibility DUII patrols.
WLPD Officers performing enhanced DUII patrols over the 4th of July holiday this year made 4 DUII arrests. An additional ODOT grant is funding enhanced seat belt patrols August 25th through September 7th.
CCSO:Investigation of a collision involving a TriMet bus and a pedestrian (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/30/14
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On August 30, 2014 at approximately 8:10 a.m. deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to the report of pedestrian struck by a TriMet bus. The collision occurred at the Clackamas Town Center Transit Center MAX Station.

A TriMet bus was reported to be turning from the Clackamas Town Center parking lot to the TriMet garage entrance at the end of the MAX Green Line. At the same time a pedestrian was reported to have been riding a skateboard down the ramp from the MAX platform to the west. Initial reports are the pedestrian made a sudden turn from the sidewalk to the north and crossed in front of the bus. The bus struck the pedestrian which caused significant injury to the pedestrian and damage to the front of the bus on the passenger side.

The Clackamas County Collision Reconstruction and Forensic Team (CRAFT) responded to investigate the collision. The CRAFT unit investigates fatal and serious-injury crashes in Clackamas County. This collision is currently under investigation.

The pedestrian was taken to an area hospital by American Medical Response ambulance where his current condition is unknown. The pedestrian has been identified as John Alan Wilson, 29, of Gresham.


Attached Media Files: TriMet Crsh 2 , TriMet Crash 1
Hillsboro Police Identify Homicide Victim and Person of Interest (Photo)
Hillsboro Police Dept. - 08/30/14
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The victim of yesterday's homicide in a Hillsboro apartment complex has been identified as 24-year old Aimie ZDRANTAN. Ms. ZDRANTAN was a resident of the apartment complex in which she was found deceased.

Detectives with the Hillsboro Police Department have identified Ms. ZDRANTAN's boyfriend, Eric Christopher PETERSEN, age 24, as a person of interest in the case. Mr. PETERSEN also goes by the alias "Eric Brown". Mr. PETERSEN is a white male who stands 5'11" and weighs approximately 145 pounds. He has reddish-brown hair and blue eyes. Mr. PETERSEN is the subject of an unrelated arrest warrant for Probation Violation, and he is considered armed and dangerous. If anyone sees Mr. PETERSEN or knows of his whereabouts, they are urged to call 911. A photograph of PETERSEN is attached to this release.

Hillsboro Police Department detectives are continuing their investigation and asking for anyone with information to call the Hillsboro Police Department. More details will be released as they become available.


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Deputies and Detectives on scene of Death Investigation (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/30/14
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Marion County Detectives have identified the deceased person found in the 4800 Block of Nevada St NE on 8/29/14. The deceased is identified as 25 year old Chandra Donohoe and was last seen in the Salem area on 8/21/14.

Detectives are asking for the publics help and would like to talk to anyone who had contact with or has seen Chandra since 8/21/14. If you have any information, please contact Detective Nancy Hubbard at 503-932-3290 or Marion County Dispatch at 503-588-5032.

The cause of death has not been determined. No further details will be released at this time but an autopsy will be conducted in the next couple of days.

Attached is a photograph of Chandra.


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Deputies from the Marion County Sheriff's Office responded to the report of dead body in the 4800 Block of Nevada St NE. A citizen reported seeing the body off to the side of the road as they drove by and called the Sheriff's Office at approximately 6:15 p.m. Deputies and fire personnel arrived, verified there was a body and requested detectives as well as the Medical Examiner and Deputy District Attorney respond. This is normal procedure for these types of cases.

At this time it is too early in the investigation to determine gender of the deceased or if they died of natural causes. Detectives will continue with this investigation a long with the State Medical Examiner which will be doing an autopsy next week sometime. We are not releasing any further details at this time.


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Correction: Two Gang-Related Overnight Shootings - One Injured (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/30/14
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This call occurred at 11:34 p.m. We apologize for the error.

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On Friday August 29, 2014, at 11:34 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a large, loud house party at a residence in the 9800 block of Northwest Engleman Street.

As officers were still en route to the party, additional information was received that gunshots were possibly fired at the party.

Officers arrived and did not locate any gunshot victims, evidence of gunfire or cooperative witnesses.

On Friday August 28, 2014, at 11:41 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the area of Northeast Jessup Street and Garfield Avenue on the report of multiple gunshots heard in the street.

Officers arrived in the area and located the remnants of a large house party just East of the location where evidence of gunfire was located by police.

No gunshot victims were located at the scene or arrived at any Portland hospitals. Officers determined that several people in the area had gang-ties so the Gang Enforcement Team (GET) responded to continue the investigation.

Two businesses in the 5600 block of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard suffered damage as a result of the shooting.

At approximately 12:30 a.m., a male adult arrived at a Portland hospital suffering from a single, non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Officers returned to the residence on Northwest Engleman Street and located evidence of gunfire that was previously undiscovered.

GET investigators do not yet know if the two shootings are connected and the investigations are continuing to develop.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106.

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

Gun crimes in progress should immediately be reported to 9-1-1.

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Until Sunday August 31
Portland Police Bureau - 08/30/14
Sgt. Greg Stewart is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Portland Police Bureau, today until Sunday August 31 at 9:00 a.m.

Sgt. Stewart can be reached by email, greg.stewart@portlandoregon.gov, or via the media-only pager for urgent breaking news.

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Family of Four Displaced by Early Morning Mobile Home Fire (Photo)
Hillsboro Fire and Rescue - 08/30/14
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Hillsboro, Oregon - Early this morning three adults and a child were displaced by a fire in their mobile home. One of the residents was transported by Metro West Ambulance to the Oregon Burn Center for treatment of burns that he sustained while attempting to re-enter the home.

The fire was reported to 9-1-1 dispatchers at 1:06am and the first engine company to arrive from the Main Station #1 found flames coming through the windows on both sides of the single wide mobile home located at 640 SE 3rd Ave. Firefighters quickly attacked the active fire on the front deck and inside the front room of the home. Firefighters had the fire extinguished within 10 minutes of their arrival.

Witnesses told investigators that one of the residents and his 2 1/2 year old nephew were on the front deck of the home when they saw smoke and flames just inside the front door. The man was injured as he attempted to re-enter the home to look for the family dog. It was later discovered that the dog had gotten out safely. The boy's parents were not home at the time the fire broke out.

Hillsboro Fire Investigators determine the cause of the fire to be electrical in nature. The mobile home is a total loss. The Oregon Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting the family with temporary housing and essentials.

Eighteen personnel from Hillsboro Fire & Rescue responded to the fire. No firefighter injuries were reported.


Hillsboro Fire and Rescue reminds citizens that once safely evacuated, don't go back inside.

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Image attachments: Residential Fire at 640 SE 3rd Ave. 08302014
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Salem Police Investigating Hit & Run Traffic Crash ***Driver Arrested***
Salem Police Dept. - 08/30/14
Salem PD Case #14-34903

UPDATE: 2:20am, Sat. 8/30/14 HIT & RUN DRIVER IDENTIFIED AND ARRESTED

Moments after the crash, the driver fled the scene and drove through a red traffic light at Commercial St. NE & Marion St. NE. This intersection has a photo redlight camera installed which takes photo's of vehicles and drivers who disregard the red traffic signal. Officers were able to access the photo as several witnesses reported the photo redlight camera flash going off as the silver Jeep Cherokee fled the scene.

While Officers were following up on accessing the photo redlight picture, a stolen vehicle report of a Jeep Cherokee was called into Salem Police at approx. 9:15pm, (Fri. 8/29/14). A Patrol Officer responded and took the stolen auto report.

At approx. 11:00pm, (Fri. 8/29/14), the photo of the silver Jeep Cherokee which was driven through the photo redlight from the crash was received. From the photo, the vehicle license number and drivers photo were identified. Further investigation revealed that the registered owner had earlier reported the vehicle as being stolen. The owner matched the photo of the driver taken by the photo redlight camera.

Officers responded and contacted the vehicle owner at approx. 12:10am, (Sat. 8/30/14). During the interview, the owner admitted to being the driver at the time the vehicle went through the red light at Commercial NE & Marion NE, but denied being involved in the traffic crash. The owner initially reported that he drove home to West Salem, where he later discovered the vehicle stolen. As the interview continued, the owner admitted to being the driver at the time of hitting the bicyclist. The driver got scared and fled the scene. He then returned home, reported the vehicle as stolen and then drove it out into rural Polk County where he left it. The driver then told the Officers where the Jeep Cherokee was located and Officers responded to it.

The driver of the silver Jeep Cherokee has been identified as:
Antonio RAMOS-PEREZ, HMA, 38yrs. (dob:4/19/76), of West Salem. RAMOS-PEREZ will be booked into Marion Co. Jail on charges of:
* Felony Hit & Run (Failure to Perform the Duties of a driver involved in an accident); and
* Initiating a False Report

The vehicle was insured at the time of the traffic crash. The crash investigation and reconstruction are continuing.
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UPDATE: 12:35am, Sat. 8/30/14
The bicyclist who was struck has been identified as Ricardo SOTO, 53yrs of Salem. Mr. SOTO sustained non-life threatening injuries but was admitted to a medical facility.

The investigation is continuing and being handled by Patrol and Traffic Control Unit Officers. Anyone with information concerning the driver or 1990's silver Jeep Cherokee are asked to contact Salem Police at 503-588-6123.
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Incident: Vehicle vs Bicyclist Hit & Run Injury Traffic Crash
Occ time/date: 8:48pm, Fri., 08/29/14
Loc: Commercial St NE & Union St. NE

Salem Police are investigating an injury Hit & Run traffic crash involving a vehicle and bicyclist. A bicycle being ridden by a 53 yr old male who was traveling east on Union St. NE, and crossing Commercial St NE was struck by a silver 1990's model Jeep Cherokee who had been traveling south on Commercial St. NE. The bicyclist was thrown into the air and landed in the roadway with injuries. The Jeep Cherokee continued past the accident scene, pulled over and stopped for a few moments before fleeing the scene, driving south on Commercial St NE from Marion St. NE.

The bicyclist was transported to the hospital due to his injuries. The name of the bicyclist is being with held pending notification of family.

The Traffic Control Unit is assisting Patrol Officers with the investigation. Commercial St. NE at Union St.NE is currently closed and is expected to be closed for approximately one hour.
Patrol Officers have re-routed traffic pending the reopening of Commercial St. NE.

Anyone who may have witnessed, (who did not speak with an officer on-scene) or have information on the accident, the Silver Jeep Cherokee or driver are asked to call Salem Police Dispatch at 503-588-6123.
08/29/14
Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Cully Neighborhood - No Injuries
Portland Police Bureau - 08/29/14
This evening, Friday August 29, 2014, at 10:19 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 5900 block of Northeast Mason Street on the report of a shooting.

Multiple officers arrived in the area and learned that someone fired a gun then possibly ran towards a nearby residence.

No gunshot victims have been located and based on preliminary investigation, there does not appear to be any danger to the public.

Officers are continuing to investigate the incident.

No arrests have been made at this time.

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Portland Fire & Rescue responds to an apartment fire in SW
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/29/14
Firefighters are still on scene (1218 SW Washington) of an apartment fire at the Rosenbaum Plaza Apartments. The fire came in just before 8 PM. The fire originated on the 5th floor and was contained to the unit by an activated sprinkler system. Residents were evacuated while fire crews made sure that the fire didn't spread. A couple of the units suffered water damage and the residents will be assisted by Red Cross.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation and no one was injured during this incident.
Lost Hubcap Fire burning south of Monument
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/29/14
The Lost Hubcap Fire has burned 1,200-1,500 acres nine miles south of the community of Monument in the Central Oregon District's John Day Unit. The fire was reported around 1:30 p.m. Friday burning in grass, sagebrush and juniper fuels.

The Oregon Department of Forestry has two heavy air tankers, four single-engine air tankers and one helicopter fighting the fire, along with six fire engines, four bulldozers and district hand crews. Additional resources from the South Fork Complex are assisting. The Monument and John Day Rural Fire departments are successfully protecting residences threatened by the wind-driven fire. Cause of the fire is under investigation.
Hillsboro Police Investigate Homicide
Hillsboro Police Dept. - 08/29/14
On August 29 at about 11:40 AM, Hillsboro Police Department officers were dispatched to a report of a stabbing in an apartment at the Minter Bridge Square complex, located at 1821 SE Minter Bridge Rd. Upon arrival, officers located an adult female who was deceased of apparent homicidal violence. The identity of the victim is not being released at this time pending notification of family.

The Hillsboro Police Department Investigations Division has assumed lead investigative responsibility for this matter with the assistance of the Washington County Major Crimes Team. Further details will be released as they become known.
Sheriff's Office Sponsored Mass Casualty Training (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/29/14
TRAINING PHOTO
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August 29, 2014--The Washington County Sheriff's Office sponsored a multi-agency training event in partnership with Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue (TVF&R) and Metro West Ambulance.

From August 25th through August 27th, 2014, the Sheriff's Office sponsored mass-casualty training at the Village Baptist Church on NW Murray Boulevard. All Washington County law enforcement agencies were invited as well as widespread participation from TVF&R and Metro West Ambulance.

First responders have learned many lessons from recent tragic events, including the importance of timely care for injured victims and the efficient coordination between law enforcement and medical responders.

For the last 15 years, the Washington County Sheriff's Office has been training deputies
and other law enforcement agencies in active threat response to identify and quickly stop
a threat, particularly in a public environment.

During this intensive three day training, the Sheriff's Office and Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue (TVF&R) shared their collective knowledge, experience and each agencies emergency procedures to ensure a seamless response to any mass casualty event.

Washington County first responders have previously participated in extensive training in active threat and catastrophic situations. This training focused on a mass casualty event in both an indoor and outdoor business environment. There was an emphasis on securing the scene and providing safe expedited medical assistance and transportation.

The Sheriff's Office and TVF&R are pleased to have this opportunity to train together to
provide improved services to the citizens of Washington County. We would like to thank the many volunteer role players and the Village Baptist Church for generously allowing the use of their buildings to facilitate the training in a real-life environment.

The Sheriff's Office urges anyone who hears of or has knowledge of someone talking
about harming others to please notify their local law enforcement.


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The Oregon National Guard wraps up a busy week, busy summer (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 08/29/14
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SALEM, Oregon -- The Oregon National Guard finished out a busy summer with accolades and a high-profile visit from representatives of the Vietnam National Committee for Search and Rescue (VINASARCOM).

A delegation from the Vietnam National Committee for Search and Rescue (VINASARCOM), visited Oregon National Guard facilities throughout the state, with a focus on the state's domestic emergency response mission. Monday kicked off with a visit to the Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, Oregon, and concluded with a visit to Camp Rilea, where delegates observed a domestic response evaluation exercise by the Oregon National Guard's CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP). The delegates would go on to visit the Joint Operations Center and Oregon Office of Emergency Management in Salem, Oregon, and the Portland Office of Emergency Management in Portland, Oregon. The visit was in conjunction with the Oregon National Guard's ongoing State Partnership Program. Oregon is also partnered with the country of Bangladesh.

The last week of August saw Oregon Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen Airmen of the CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) participating in an evaluation exercise, Aug. 25-28, at Camp Rilea in Warrenton, Ore. Inspectors from the National Guard Bureau, subject matter experts, and Joint Interagency Training and Education Center (JITEC), rated the Oregon National Guard's CERFP unit one of "the best in the nation," following a week-long exercise which culminated in an inspection on Aug. 28. Results from the inspection are due out later this fall.

An Oregon National Guard team participated in the annual 197-mile Hood to Coast relay race, which starts at Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood, and ends on the beach at Seaside, Ore. The annual event draws competitive teams from across the country. Proceeds from this year's event went to the Providence Cancer Research Center.

Oregon Symphony concert-goers at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland, Oregon, were given a special treat when the Oregon Symphony concluded Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture with real cannons! Citizen-Soldiers of the 2-218th Field Artillery Battalion fired 105mm Howitzers as the grand finale to the concert. The free event, in its 18th year, also hosted classical music selections played by the Oregon National Guard's 234 Army Band, the Metropolitan Youth Symphony, Hillsboro Mariachi Una Voz, BRAVO Youth Orchestra, Portland Youth Philharmonic, the Portland Taiko Drum troop, and the Oregon Symphony, featuring performances by the Portland Opera and Oregon Ballet Theater. The event also featured a live fireworks display.

Earlier this summer, the Oregon National Guard wished Citizen-Soldiers a farewell, as they mobilized for duty in Afghanistan. Members of units from the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team held separate mobilization ceremonies throughout the state, as family, friends, community members and Oregon National Guard leadership attended the events. The 234th Engineer Company also mobilized for duty in Kuwait.

Citizen Soldiers from various Oregon Army National Guard units participated in their annual training event, held in June, at the Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Washington. Soldiers from the 2-218th Field Artillery Battalion, 162nd Engineer Company, 141st Brigade Support Battalion and other elements within the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team and 1249th Engineer Battalion converged on the training site to conduct live-fire exercises, and practice what Command Sergeant Major Michael R. Polley, 1249th Engineer Battalion Command Sergeant Major, called a "culmination of a year's worth of training."

In two separate large-scale fires in Oregon, aviation assets including CH-47 Chinook, HH-60 Blackhawk, and UH-72 Lakota helicopters, were brought to the fight during what forest fire managers called one of the worst fire seasons in Oregon in recent history. Some of the more serious fires occurred near Grants Pass and Ashland, Oregon.

Once again, Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen-Airmen of the Oregon National Guard served and sacrificed in their communities, state, nation, and around the globe - proving once again the National Guard mantra, "When we are needed, We are there!"


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Oregon Army National Guard Capt. Thanh Vo (far left), Search and Extraction Commander for Oregon's CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP), briefs a delegation from Vietnam's National Committee for Search and Rescue (VINASARCOM) during a tour of the unit's annual certification training exercise, Aug. 25, at Camp Rilea in Warrenton, Ore. The delegation visited Oregon National Guard facilities throughout the state to gain an understanding of Oregon's emergency and disaster response preparedness in conjunction with the State Partnership Program. The Oregon National Guard is partnered with both Bangladesh and Vietnam's VINASARCOM through its State Partnership Program. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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A search and extraction team carries a victim away from a five-story tower in the state's newest "rubble pile" during a week-long evaluation exercise for the Oregon National Guard's CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP), held at Camp Rilea in Warrenton, Ore., Aug. 27. Approximately 200 Oregon Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen participated in the exercise, practicing incident site search and rescue, medical triage, and decontamination. Earlier this year, the unit worked alongside the Hawaii National Guard CERFP during the Vigilant Guard Exercise held in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Master Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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The Oregon National Guard Hood to Coast team finishes the 197-mile course at Seaside, Ore., the last week of August, 2014. Proceeds from the annual race, which starts at Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood, and ends at the Broadway Avenue turnaround in Seaside, go to various charities in the region. Photo courtesy of the Oregon National Guard.

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Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with the 2-218 Field Artillery Battalion, fire a volley using 105mm Howitzer cannons, during the playing of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, during the Oregon Symphony's Waterfront Concert, held Aug. 28 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland, Ore. The annual event also featured the Oregon National Guard's 234 Army Band, and several other local classical performers. Photo by Spc. Matthew Burnett, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

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Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 186th Infantry, of the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, stand in formation during the unit's mobilization ceremony, held July 18, at the McNeal Pavilion, Southern Oregon University, in Ashland, Ore. The unit is scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan to provide security missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The unit is commanded by Lt. Col. Noel Hoback and Command Sgt. Maj. Brad Huppunen. Photo by Master Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.

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Oregon Army National Guard Spc. Cody Shepherd (left), and Private 1st Class Jordan Pena (right), both of Alpha Battery, 2-218 Field Artillery, fire a 105mm round during their unit's annual training at Yakima Training Center, Wash., June 23. Shepherd, from Milwaukie, Ore. Shepherd, who is from Milwaukie, Ore., and Pena, of Portland, Ore., are joined on their gun crew by Gun Crew Section Chief Staff Sgt. Jonathan Stocker; Ammunition Team Chief, Sgt. David Tully of Gresham, Ore.; Assistant Gunner, Private 1st Class Jordan Pena of Portland, Ore.; and Gunner Spc. William McKnight. McKnight completed the Oregon National Guard's Air Assault Course--an intensive week-long competition which challenges Oregon's best of the best in air assault operations, sling-load operations, and rappelling, enabling participants to perform skills required to make maximum use of helicopter assets in training and in combat to support their unit operations. Photo by Master Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office.

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An Oregon Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter drops water on a fire in support of fire suppression efforts at the Logging Unit fire west of Madras, Ore., July 20. The "Bambi" bucket used on the Chinook helicopters can carry up to 1,500 gallons of water. Two CH-47 Chinook helicopters and two HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters of the Oregon Army National Guard arrived at the Madras Airport, July 19, to assist local authorities in suppressing the wildfire west of Madras, Ore. Photo by Staff Sgt. Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.


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Future of Public Health Task Force invites public comment on draft implementation proposal
Oregon Health Authority - 08/29/14
August 29, 2014

The Task Force on the Future of Public Health seeks public comment on its draft implementation proposal.

The public comment deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, September 5. Comments submitted will be discussed at the September 10 task force meeting.

Public comment on the draft implementation proposal should be submitted by email to Future.Taskforce@dhsoha.state.or.us. The proposal can be found after 6 p.m. Friday, August 29, on the task force's website at http://public.health.oregon.gov/About/TaskForce/.

For more information about the meeting, contact Michael Tynan at 971-673-1282.

About the task force

The Task Force on the Future of Public Health was created by Oregon HB 2348A to study the regionalization and consolidation of public health services, and the future of public health services in Oregon to make recommendations for legislation.

The task force is made up of 15 members appointed by the Legislature, the Governor, and the directors of the Oregon Health Authority and the Department of Human Services.

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-----REMINDER-----Deputies Provide Enhanced DUII and Seatbelt Patrol This Holiday Period
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/29/14
Sheriff's Deputies are continuing the seatbelt blitz and the DUII saturation patrols. Deputies are reminding drivers to buckle up and drive sober.

ORIGINAL RELEASE BELOW:

August 13, 2014--Washington County Sheriff's Deputies will provide extra patrols on Washington County roadways to enhance safety for the extended Labor Day holiday period.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office would like everyone to have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day holiday. The Labor Day holiday period is one of the most dangerous holidays for crashes due to heavily traveled roadways in combination with impaired and aggressive drivers.

In addition to extra patrols focused on impaired driving over the holiday period, deputies will also focus on aggressive drivers. Sheriff's Deputies will be looking for drivers that are speeding, following too closely, and distracted while using mobile communication devices.

Deputies will be providing extra DUII patrol from August 15, 2014 through September 2, 2014. There will also be a Three Flags Seatbelt Blitz beginning August 25, 2014 and continuing through September 7, 2014. The results will be provided at the conclusion of these traffic safety missions

Washington County Sheriff's Deputies regularly respond to traffic related incidents that could have been avoided if all drivers were safe and considerate. Deputies are reminding drivers to slow down, avoid distractions, allow adequate following distances, wear their seatbelt, and secure children in properly fitted child restraints. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommendation for child passenger's link is attached. http://www.nhtsa.gov/Safety/CPS

Please be safe and considerate while enjoying the holiday.
KGW, Portland Rescue Mission Race to End Homelessness at CarMax Grand Opening (Photo)
Portland Rescue Mission - 08/29/14
Nick Allard, KGW and Alexa Mason, Portland Rescue Mission
Nick Allard, KGW and Alexa Mason, Portland Rescue Mission
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PORTLAND, Oregon - CarMax opened its first store in Portland on Aug. 28, and to celebrate CarMax donated $5,000 to local charities through the CarMax "Road Rally" for Charity.

On-air personalities from local TV stations competed in CarMax's "Road Rally" for charity which included, a driving skill competition. CarMax donated $1,000 to each participant's charity, and the winning charity received an additional $1,000. KGW's on-air personality, Nick Allard represented Portland Rescue Mission at the event.

The event was held at the newest CarMax store, located at 13750 SE Johnson Road in Milwaukie.


About CarMax
CarMax, a member of the FORTUNE 500 and the S&P 500, and one of the FORTUNE 2013 "100 Best Companies to Work For," is the nation's largest retailer of used cards. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, CarMax currently operates 136 used car superstores in 68 markets. The consumer offer features low, no haggle prices, a broad selection of CarMax Quality Certified used cars, and superior customer service. During the twelve months ended February 28, 2013, the company retailed 447,728 used cars and sold 324,779 wholesale vehicles at our in-store auctions. For more information, access the CarMax website at www.carmax.com.

About Portland Rescue Mission
Since 1949, Portland Rescue Mission has provided hope to homeless men, women and children throughout our community. The Mission provides for the most basic needs of homeless people and also addresses the root causes of homelessness through highly relational ministry. We serve up to 950 meals a day, 365 days a year, shelter, mail services and 24/7 safe, clean restrooms. Our New Life Programs provide total life recovery, including addictions recovery, spiritual renewal, and life skills for men and women. Up to 42 women and their children live together and journey through recovery at Shepherd's Door, and up to 42 men live in The Harbor throughout the 12-month residential program. Portland Rescue Mission is completely supported by the goodwill of the community and has more than 3,000 volunteers through which operations are possible. To learn more, visit www.PortlandRescueMission.org.

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Attached Media Files: Nick Allard, KGW and Alexa Mason, Portland Rescue Mission
Public Health Advisory Board to meet September 5 in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 08/29/14
August 29, 2014

What: The Public Health Advisory Board's quarterly public meeting.

Agenda: Appointment of nominating committee for board chair and vice chair; Public Health Division update; Future of Public Health Task Force update; follow-up to PHAB priorities discussion in June; emerging issues discussion; cultural competency assessment; and Strategic Plan update.

When: Friday, September 5, 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The public comment period is at noon. All comments are limited to three minutes.

Where: Portland State Office Building, Room 1A, 800 NE Oregon St., Portland.

Oregon's Public Health Advisory Board advises the Oregon Health Authority on policy matters related to public health programs, reviews statewide public health issues and participates in public health policy development.

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

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Beaverton's Human Rights Advisory Commission Continues Series of Cultural Conversations
City of Beaverton - 08/29/14
The City of Beaverton's Human Rights Advisory Commission (HRAC) will continue its Cultural Conversations series with a multicultural panel representing four communities of color from Oregon. The next Cultural Conversation will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 3 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Beaverton City Library (12375 5th Street) in the Cathy Stanton Lobby Conference Room.

The Cultural Conversations series, now in its fourth year, encourages local residents from communities of color to share their experiences with the community.

"Beaverton is one of the most culturally diverse cities in Oregon," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "One in four of our residents was born outside of the United States. This important series encourages our diverse residents to share their voice. By listening and learning, we can move forward together and become an even more welcoming community."

Panelists will include: Zaha Hassan, a Palestinian-American Muslim and founder of Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights; Adam Horbachuk, a resident of Hispanic heritage who recently moved to Beaverton from Springfield, Oregon; Lina Cockrell, a retired financial analyst/contracting officer for the US Bankruptcy Court of Oregon of Filipino background; and, Mark Lewis, an African American Senior Finance Manager at Multnomah County Health Department who has a graduate certificate in Leadership Development for Minority Managers.

"We learn so much when we hear the stories of people from minority populations who have moved to Beaverton," said HRAC Chair, Esther Griffin. "Understanding their experiences and feelings allows us to become better neighbors and strengthens our community. Please join us for this Cultural Conversation."

The commission's regular business meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. with the Cultural Conversation immediately following at 7:30 p.m.

HRAC's mission is to safeguard the rights of all residents and promote mutual understanding. HRAC helps residents and government in the City of Beaverton to embrace and celebrate diversity, eliminate bigotry and enhance a sense of community.

For more information about HRAC, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/HRAC or call Esther Griffin at 503-526-2569.

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LaPine Woman Cited For Arson After Several Small Fires Found in Neighborhood west of Highway 31 in North Klamath County
Oregon State Police - 08/29/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) cited a LaPine-area woman for Arson in the First Degree Thursday evening after responding to reports of several small fires in Sun Forest Estates off Highway 31 in north Klamath County.

On August 28, 2014 at approximately 8:32 p.m., an OSP trooper responded to a report of a woman setting fires in Sun Forest Estates near Crosswood Road and Beechwood Drive west of Highway 31. Local residents found several small fires and extinguished them. Local firefighters responded to look for other possible fire starts and soaked the areas previously extinguished by residents.

An OSP trooper found GAIL B. THORPE, age 64, from LaPine, walking along an area road. Subsequent investigation confirmed THORPE started the small fires following a domestic argument. She was cited and released to appear in Klamath County Circuit Court for Arson in the First Degree.

No photographs available for this release.

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Heroin Drug Dealers arrest at Battle Ground home (Photo)
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/29/14
Suspected Heroin
Suspected Heroin
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On 08/29/2014 at 1000hrs members of the Clark County Tactical Detective Unit, Clark County Major Crimes Unit, Vancouver Police Neighborhood Response Team and Department of Correction officers served a search warrant at 22713 NE 92nd Ave.

The Sheriff's Office Tactical Detective Unit initiated an investigation into heroin dealing after receiving information from community members that occupants were dealing heroin and lots of traffic going in and out of the residence at all hours of the day and night.

Detectives seized scales, packaging material, over $1,400 in cash as well as 45.3 grams of heroin and a small amount of methamphetamine.

The heroin has a street value of over $4,000. More importantly, the Sheriff's office, addressed concerns of the public and has shut down these street level dealers and hopefully stopped questionable traffic coming in and out of the residence.

While serving the search warrant a subject came onto the property ignoring the police cars, and uniformed detectives. We believe it was his intent to purchase heroin.

Arrested and charged with one count of Delivery of PCS Heroin each were:
Debbie A Denman (12/13/56) from Battle Ground, Washington.
Christopher M Bradley (05/01/81) from Battle Ground, Washington.

Other charges are pending and this investigation continues.

Sgt. Kevin Allais
Major Crimes Unit
Clark County Sheriff's Office
(360) 397-2020


Attached Media Files: Suspected Heroin , 22713 NE 92nd Ave during Search Warrant Service
Shot fired at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution results in inmate death (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 08/29/14
Jayson Matthew Withers
Jayson Matthew Withers
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Today at approximately 9:00 a.m., an Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) Correctional Officer fired a shot to prevent imminent serious bodily injury to an inmate being assaulted at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution (EOCI). Detectives from the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division, in cooperation with the Umatilla County District Attorney's Office and DOC, are conducting an investigation. The institution is currently on lockdown status and visiting is canceled until further notice.

The Correctional Officer fired the shot from a yard tower after two inmates who were assaulting a third inmate failed to disengage. Inmate Jayson Matthew Withers was hit, transported to a local hospital, and was pronounced deceased at approximately 9:21 a.m. Next of kin has been notified. The inmate who was being attacked was transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries. The third inmate is currently in disciplinary segregation at EOCI. No other details or names are being released until authorized by the Umatilla County District Attorney.

Withers entered DOC custody on May 13, 2010, on three counts of robbery in the second degree, three counts of identity theft, and one count of negligent homicide out of Marion County. His earliest release date was Nov. 25, 2018.

EOCI is a medium-security prison located in Pendleton that houses approximately 1,600 men in custody. It provides a range of correctional services and programs, including education, treatment, mental health, and work opportunities. The buildings that make up EOCI were constructed in 1912 and 1913 and were originally used as a state mental hospital. After two years of renovation, EOCI received its first inmates in June 1985.

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Attached Media Files: Jayson Matthew Withers
Driver Facing Several Charges Following DUII-Involved Injury Crash - Interstate 5 near Cottage Grove
Oregon State Police - 08/29/14
A 36-year old Portland man is facing several charges following Friday morning's alcohol-involved two-vehicle injury traffic crash on Interstate 5 near Cottage Grove.

On August 29, 2014 at approximately 12:33 a.m., a 1999 Honda Civic driven by BENJAMIN V. REICKS, age 36, from Portland, was traveling southbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 176 when it struck the rear of a 2012 Kia Soul driven by PATRICIA LEE, age 67, from Auburn, Washington. After impact, the Honda went off the roadway, damaged an ODOT exit sign and landed on its top.

Local emergency responders arrived on scene and transported both drivers to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend with non-life threatening injuries.

Initial investigation led OSP to cited REICKS for DUII-Alcohol, Reckless Driving, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree.

Oregon State Police (OSP), Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), and law enforcement agencies in Oregon are continuing a nationwide effort to prevent traffic crashes by targeting impaired drivers during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. The nationwide "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign aims to keep those driving, riding or walking on or along our roadways safe.

Again this Labor Day holiday weekend - the second deadliest major holiday period for highway travelers in Oregon - OSP will put all available sworn personnel assigned to field operations on the road Friday, August 29, to supplement local highway safety efforts. OSP Field Operations Major Travis Hampton said troopers will target crash-causing violations, many of which have a nexus to fatal and serious injury collisions.

Last year during the 2012 Labor Holiday 78-hour reporting period, two people died in traffic crashes on Oregon roads and OSP troopers made 54 DUII arrests. This year's reporting period starts 6:00 p.m., Friday, August 29, and concludes Monday, 11:59 p.m., September 1.

Someone is killed on a road in the United States in an alcohol-impaired-driving crash every 51 minutes. Over the Labor Day weekend, that statistic jumps to one death nationally every 34 minutes. Since 1970, over half of Oregon's traffic fatalities during this holiday weekend were alcohol-involved.

Since August 15, Oregon troopers, deputies and city police officers have been targeting aggressive, dangerous, distracted, impaired and other drivers affecting safety on our roads. This "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign concludes at the end of the holiday period.

Drunk driving takes a particularly heavy toll during nighttime and among young drivers, and age group that is often most at risk. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), among 18- to 34-year old drivers killed in motor vehicle crashes during the 2012 Labor Day weekend, almost half (45%) were alcohol-impaired. More than three-fourths of all drunken driving-related fatal crashes during the holiday weekend happened between 6:00 p.m. and 5:59 a.m. each day.

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

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Portland Fire & Rescue is on scene at a residential gas leak
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/29/14
Firefighters were dispatched to the vicinity of 20Th Ave. and SE Taggart for a gas leak. The line was accidentally severed by someone digging. One home has been evacuated for precautionary reasons and NW Natural is en route. Fire crews will remain on scene until the incident is mitigated.

Remember to call 1-800-332-2344 (or 811) BEFORE you dig. The Utility Notification Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and accepts calls from contractors, homeowners, or anyone planning to dig. Locate requests are accepted over the phone, through a fax-a-locate program, or through the ITIC program. - See more at: http://www.callbeforeyoudig.org/oregon/index.asp#sthash.cmitb1NB.dpuf
Oregon State Fair presents Dia de la Familia, a celebration of Latino culture set for Sunday Aug. 31
Amber Lindsey PR - 08/29/14
SALEM, OR - A traditional Ballet Foklorico dance troupe, piñata breaking and a mariachi parade will be featured Sunday, August 31 as part of Dia de la Familia, presented by The Oregon State Fair.

The celebration features entertainment on both the Center Stage and the Familyville Stage, including Ballet Folklorico, Aztec Dancers and a salsa dancing performance. The Center Stage will have Latin-style cumbia, norteña and bolero music starting at 4 p.m. and ending with Tormento de Durango from 9 - 10 p.m.

A parade of mariachis and dancers will weave through the fairgrounds at 6 and 7:30 p.m., and fairgoers are invited to participate.

Other activities in "La Familia Plaza" - the area around the Center Stage - include traditional Day of Dead face painting and a soccer kick camp to practice kicking and learn new techniques hosted by the Chemeketa Community College women's soccer team. Piñata breaking will be throughout the day along the Carnival Midway.

A full Dia de La Familia schedule of events is listed online at http://oregonstatefair.org/attractions/dia-de-la-familia/


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About the Oregon State Fair
Named one of Huffington's Posts top ten state fairs, the 149th Oregon State Fair takes place August 22 through September 1, 2014. Fair admission is reduced this year to $8 per person (ages 12 and up) and $6 (ages 6 to 11 and 62 and over). Oregon State Fair thanks its sponsors: Chemeketa Community College, NW Chevy Dealers, CHS Nutrition, Columbia Distributing, Comcast, Dairy Farmers of Oregon, Green Acres Landscape, Inc., Les Schwab, National Guard, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Oregon Lottery, Ricoh, Safeway, Sleep Country USA, and Wilco. Additional information about the fair is available at www.oregonstatefair.org.
Portland Fire & Rescue responds to residential fire in SW Portland
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/29/14
Firefighters were dispatched to a house fire (2529 SW Plum ct.) at 8:49 AM. The homeowner was outside and said that he tried to extinguish a small fire that started in his kitchen. Fire crews put the fire out and made sure that it didn't spread into the walls and the ceiling. The homeowner and his dog made it out of the house, but the man was transported to the hospital with smoke inhalation issues. A damage estimate is forthcoming.

Portland Fire & Rescue would like to remind all that cooking is the leading cause of home fires in the U.S.

-Keep dishtowels, paper towels, pot holders, and combustible items away from stove burners.

-When cooking, stay in the kitchen and keep an eye on the stove.

-Don't wear loose sleeves over hot stove burners - they can melt, ignite, or catch on handles of pots and pans

-If a cooking fire starts, smother it with a pot lid. Never throw water on a grease fire, and do NOT try to pick up the pan.

-If fat or grease in a pan starts burning, quickly slide a lid over the pan to cover it completely and cut off the oxygen supply. Turn off the heat.

-If there's a fire, get out and stay out. Never go back into a burning home.

In the U.S., someone dies in a house fire every three hours. (United States Fire Administration [USFA])
AARP Smart Driver Courses offered for Washington County
AARP Oregon - 08/29/14
The AARP Smart Driver Course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is the nation's largest classroom and online driver safety course and is designed for drivers age 50 and older, but all ages can attend. The Oregon courts have approved the AARP Smart Driver Course for completion of a court-ordered driver safety program for all ages.

In Oregon, classes are held in every county. A list of classes in October in Washington County.

In Oregon, participants may be eligible for a multi-year auto insurance discount upon course completion. Participants are encouraged to check with their insurance agent for details about the type of discounts they can receive by taking the course.

The classroom course costs only $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. The cost for the online course is $17.95 for AARP members and $21.95 for nonmembers.*

For more information or to find a course, visit www.aarp.org/ADS2014 or call 1-888-227-7669. The course is open to drivers of all ages, and AARP membership is not required to take the course.
Evergreen Public Schools to welcome nearly 27,000 students to school on September 3
Evergreen Sch. Dist. - 08/29/14
Vancouver, WA: When students start the 2014-15 school year at Evergreen Public Schools on Wednesday, September 3, they will see plenty of new additions including:

* A new Crestline Elementary School, rebuilt from the ground up after a February 2013 fire;
* Four new Family and Community Resource Centers at Burton, Crestline, Marrion and Orchards Elementary Schools, joining the one year old center at Silver Star;
* Expanded Pre-Kindergarten to 5th grade programs at Crestline, Hearthwood and Orchards Elementary Schools; and
* Two new buildings at the Clark County Skills Center for the Aviation, Homeland Security and Cosmetology programs.

In addition, many schools have received lighting and heating/cooling upgrades and retrofits for increased energy efficiency; and several schools have had substantial improvements in play and sports fields.

Staff also spent the summer in various professional development endeavors including preparing new courses that include the first-ever Epidemiology program at HeLa Health and Bioscience High School (which will also have three grade levels this year freshman-junior); preparing proposals for a 1:1 student/device pilot program; and ramping up for the new computerized state-mandated Smarter Balanced tests.

The Transportation Department has spent the summer doing routine maintenance on the entire bus fleet, which passed, with 100 percent, Washington State Patrol safety inspections. School lunch prices remain the same, with increased healthy choices in lunch offerings as well as in the high school student stores. Lunch menus are posted on the district web site (www.evergreenps.org) and on the school web sites.

Established in 1945, Evergreen Public Schools (Evergreen School District 114) is the fourth largest school district in the state of Washington. The district is home to 37 schools, serving the educational needs of nearly 27,000 students. With 3,200 employees, Evergreen Public Schools is the third largest employer in Southwest Washington.
Volunteers Sought For City Boards and Commissions (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 08/29/14
The 2014 Diversity Advisory Board.
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- Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 -

The Beaverton City Council is encouraging residents to apply for the city's boards and commissions. Many positions will soon become vacant when current terms expire in December. Most boards and commissions require a commitment of only a few hours each month.

Beaverton's 16 boards and commissions provide input on a variety of issues affecting the city--and allow residents to become more involved. Board and commission members advise policy makers about issues such as traffic, city planning, the library, the arts and city visioning.

"Our boards and commissions allow residents to use their unique perspectives and expertise to improve our community," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "I encourage anyone with an interest in improving their city to apply."

Applications are now being accepted for the following boards and commissions: Beaverton Arts Commission Board, Bicycle Advisory Committee, Board of Construction Appeals, Budget Committee, Citizens with Disabilities Advisory Committee, Beaverton Committee for Community Involvement, Diversity Advisory Board, Human Rights Advisory Commission, Library Advisory Board, Planning Commission, Senior Citizens Advisory Committee, Sister Cities Advisory Board, Social Services Funding Committee, Traffic Commission, Urban Renewal Advisory Committee and Visioning Advisory Committee.

Online applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. City Council will appoint members to terms varying in length from one to three years. Terms begin in January 2015.

Additional information and applications are available online at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Boards, in the city's Neighborhood Program Office (Suite 500) at The Beaverton Building (12725 SW Millikan Way), or by contacting Miles Glowacki at 503-526-3706 or by e-mail at mglowacki@BeavertonOregon.gov.

In 2014, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. Beaverton also enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov, like the City of Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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BGHS Students Summertime Jazz (Photo)
Battle Ground Sch. Dist. - 08/29/14
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Battle Ground High School students and trumpet players, Steve Montecucco, Matthias Tyni, Tyler Barnes, and Mandy Quinn are spending their summer performing on stage as members of the American Music Program's (AMP) Pacific Crest Jazz Orchestra.

Students from around the region participate in the orchestra and are mentored by BGHS teacher Greg McKelvey and Grammy award winners Thara Memory and Esperanza Spalding. AMP is a local non-profit organization dedicated to educating 7th-12th grade students in jazz. Students are recruited from culturally diverse backgrounds throughout the Portland metro area and work on advanced performance skills and understanding the art form of jazz. The group spent the summer touring the country to compete in jazz festivals including the Next Generation Monterey Jazz Festival in California, the Charles Mingus Jazz Festival in New York City, and dozens of local competitions in the Pacific Northwest.

AMP's next performance will be on Friday, September 5, as part of the "Giants of Jazz and Blues" music festival at the Winningstad Theater in Portland, OR. The students will be playing alongside jazz greats Bennie Maupin, Terell Stafford, Rebecca Kilgore, Andy Stokes, LaRhonda Steele and Thara Memory. To learn more about AMP and upcoming performances please visit www.ampjazz.org.


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Oregon Stroke Care Committee to meet September 11
Oregon Health Authority - 08/29/14
August 29, 2014

What: The third public meeting of the Oregon Stroke Care Committee. Agenda items include:

-- Review data in the 2014 Burden of Stroke Report.

-- Vote on stroke care database recommendation to the Oregon Health Authority; for example, the use of the American Heart Association's Get With the Guidelines Stroke database.

-- Identify future agenda topics.

When: Thursday, September 11, 7-8:30 a.m.

Where: Portland State Office Building, Suite 1E, 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland

Who: The Oregon Stroke Care Committee was created by Senate Bill 375 to achieve continuous improvement in the quality of stroke care in Oregon. The committee is made of 10 members appointed by the director of the Oregon Health Authority.

Details: Space is limited. To participate by phone, call 1-877-336-1831, participant code 559758.

For more information about the meeting, contact Kirsten Aird at 971-673-1053.

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

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E. coli in Yamhill County River
Yamhill Co. Public Health - 08/29/14
The Oregon Public Health Division and Yamhill County Public Health are looking into a cluster of gastroenteritis cases connected to a swimming area at Green Bridge on the South Yamhill River near Amity. Swimmers should avoid part of the Yamhill River after three people tested positive for the same bacterial illness earlier this summer.The three cases were individuals who reported illness after swimming in this particular area of the river in late July and early August. None of the individuals apparently knew each other. All the illnesses were confirmed to have been caused by exposure to a particular strain of E. coli bacteria.

There are hundreds of different kinds of E. coli. Most are harmless, but some can cause illness. E. coli lives in the digestive tract of warm-blooded animals and humans. It is present in the feces of almost all warm-blooded animals and humans. E. coli's presence in water is an indication of fecal contamination and that the organisms in that waste are still living in the water. Higher-than-normal levels of disease-causing bacteria in the water can result in diarrhea, stomach cramps, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections and other illnesses.

While a specific source for the E. coli contamination on the Yamhill River has not been identified, potential sources of such contamination can be storm water runoff, sewer overflows, failing septic systems and animal waste from livestock, pets and wildlife. Bringing water contaminated with E. coli to a boil for one minute is a reliable way of disinfecting it.

Public health officials are pursuing testing of water from the swimming site to determine bacteria levels. In the meantime, they are advising people to avoid contact with the water at the swimming site until it is confirmed that bacteria are at levels generally considered to be safe.

For more information contact Yamhill County Public Health at:

503-434-7483
Today's Oregon State Fair Highlights: Meet The Virginian, plus seed spitting and pie eating (Photo)
Amber Lindsey PR - 08/29/14
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HEADLINING CONCERT: 6:45 p.m., Chris Young, L.B. Day Amphitheater. COST: Limited free general admission seating or $35 for VIP seats.

MEET "THE VIRGINIAN" JAMES DRURY: In celebration of his 80th birthday, film star James Drury will be available for autographs and photos from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Monday. He will present about his film career and famous TV series "The Virginian" at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. today on the Creative and Artistic Stage in the Jackman-Long Building.

WATERMELON SEED SPITTING CONTEST: 12:30 p.m., Creative and Artistic Stage, Jackman-Long Building. Fairgoers can test their seed spitting skills and win great prizes at the Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest, an annual tradition sponsored by Hermiston-based Walchli Farms.

WILLAMETTE VALLEY PIE COMPANY PIE EATING CONTEST: 5 p.m., Creative and Artistic Stage, Jackman-Long Building. Be the first to finish a mini marionberry pie and win fame and prizes. Eight contestants compete in each of three age groups (child, teen and adult). Space is limited; sign-up early to participate.

LOTTERY ZONE GIVEAWAY: Adults age 21 and over have a chance to win an iPod mini all day today in the Oregon Lottery Game Zone in Cascade Hall.

CONTACT: Amber Lindsey, (503) 730-8157, amber@amberlindseypr.com

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The 149th Oregon State Fair takes place August 22 through September 1, 2014. Fair admission is reduced this year to $8 per person (ages 12 and up) and $6 (ages 6 to 11 and 62 and over). Oregon State Fair thanks its sponsors: Chemeketa Community College, NW Chevy Dealers, CHS Nutrition, Columbia Distributing, Comcast, Dairy Farmers of Oregon, Green Acres Landscape, Inc., Les Schwab, National Guard, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Oregon Lottery, Ricoh, Safeway, Sleep Country USA, and Wilco. Additional information about the fair is available at www.oregonstatefair.org.


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Van Collides with Streetcar in Downtown Portland - One Injury, Streetcar Derailed
Portland Police Bureau - 08/28/14
On Thursday August 28, 2014, at 6:10 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to West Burnside Street and 10th Avenue on the report that a van crashed into the Portland Streetcar.

Officers arrived and learned that the driver of the van was traveling eastbound on Burnside Street, approaching 10th Avenue, when he apparently had some kind of a brake failure in his vehicle. The driver shouted to people in the crosswalk to get out of the way (which they did) but he was unable to stop before colliding with a northbound Streetcar.

The driver was not injured. One passenger on the Streetcar claimed to be injured and was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment.

No citations were issued as a result of this investigation and the van was towed from the scene.

Traffic on West Burnside Street is down to one lane in each direction as officers standby for a crane to arrive to lift the Streetcar back onto the tracks. This traffic delay is expected for up to 3 more hours.

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Citizen's Driving Complaint Leads to Arrest of Medford Man in Stolen Vehicle in Wilsonville Area (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/28/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Wilsonville Police Department, arrested a 29-year old male Thursday after the suspect fled a stolen vehicle on foot and was found several minutes later by Wilsonville police.

On August 28, 2014 at approximately 12:37 p.m., OSP troopers were notified of a recklessly driven GMC Envoy sport utility vehicle northbound on Interstate 5 near Salem. The license plate information indicated the vehicle was stolen out of Medford.

At 12:47 p.m., OSP troopers found the vehicle abandoned on the left northbound shoulder in Wilsonville. A description of the suspect who fled the vehicle on foot led Wilsonville Police Department to find a person matching that description about 8 minutes later.

Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of LOGAN MITCHELL HANSEN, age 29, from Medford, for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, ID Theft, Theft in the Third Degree, and Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree.

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Back to School Safety
McMinnville Police Dept. - 08/28/14
The McMinnville Police Department encourages local driver's to use caution and exercise patience as the McMinnville School District begins the 2014-2015 school year on September 02, 2014. The initial days of school require extra caution and patience as parents and students are getting back into the routine of the school year. In addition, the first days of school create delays and confusion as students may be attending school for the first time or attending new schools as they progress through the school system.

All drivers and pedestrians share responsibility for making our roadways safe though our awareness, demeanor, and choices. We encourage each and every user, whether drivers, or pedestrians, to be alert and make safe decisions while using our shared roadways.

School Zones: As the school year starts, please take time to make note of designated school zones in your travels that will be active each school day between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Drivers and pedestrians also need to be aware of and follow the direction of school crossing guards.

Parents, please take a couple extra minutes with your children to make sure theyunderstand the importance of crossing in designated crosswalks and taking a few extra seconds to thoroughly scan the roadway for traffic. Also, please remind/ensure that kids wear higher visibility clothing on darker, cloudy days.

School Buses and Bus Stops: Never pass a school bus with flashing red light. Bus stop injuries happen every year in Oregon. We also want to remind drivers to be cautious of kids congregating at neighborhood bus stops. The kids are often in darker clothing and sometimes forget to stay off the roadway. We have been fortunate that we have not had kids struck or injured around a bus or bus stop in many years and we appreciate the caution and awareness of local drivers and pedestrians.

The McMinnville Police Department is attempting to ensure school zone safety for our kids by public education through local media and social media. We will also be increasing traffic observation and enforcement activity around schools to improve awareness and safety.
Oregon National Guard hosts Vietnam delegation visit through State Partnership Program (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 08/28/14
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The Oregon National Guard is hosting a delegation from Vietnam's National Committee for Search and Rescue (VINASARCOM) this week, Aug. 24-30, as part of the ongoing State Partnership Program.

Vice Admiral Pham Ngoc Minh, Deputy Chief of General Staff of Vietnam People's Army and Vice Standing Chairman of VINASARCOM, leads the delegation, which also includes other VINASARCOM experts in search and rescue, firefighting, explosion and building collapse, finance planning and investment, and foreign relations. Officials from the United States Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam, are also in attendance, including Cmdr. Brent Freeman, U.S. Naval Attache to Vietnam, and the Oregon National Guard's Maj. Kyle Akers, Bilateral Affairs Officer to Vietnam.

The week-long visit includes workshops related to emergency management and emergency response, as well as tours of emergency management and Oregon National Guard facilities.

The delegation witnessed the certification training of the Oregon National Guard's CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP), Aug. 25, at Camp Rilea in Warrenton, Ore.

The delegation toured the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management and Multnomah County's emergency operations center in Portland, Ore., Aug. 26. They toured Oregon's Office of Emergency Management emergency operations center and the Oregon National Guard's joint operations center in Salem, Ore., Aug. 27.

The visit also includes meetings with government, education, business and economic leaders at Portland State University's Hatfield School of Government in Portland, Ore.

The Oregon National Guard's State Partnership with Vietnam is poised to greatly benefit all those involved in the program, with cross-cultural awareness, domestic emergency preparedness training, and the enhancement of international relationships.

The partnership between the Oregon National Guard and Vietnam was made official in November 2012 as part of the National Guard Bureau-sanctioned program, which pairs emerging democracies with National Guard states. Oregon currently has both Vietnam and Bangladesh as its state partners.

The State Partnership program complements broader U.S. engagement with Vietnam in pursuit of shared priorities such as disaster relief, education, health, trade and the environment. The program directly supports the broad national interests and security cooperation goals of the United States by engaging partner nations via military, socio-political, and economic conduits at the local, state, and national levels.

High-resolution photos are available for download on the Oregon Military Department Flikr site:
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Photo caption:
Vice Admiral Pham Ngoc Minh (center), Deputy Chief of General Staff of Vietnam People's Army and Vice Standing Chairman of Vietnam's National Committee for Search and Rescue (VINASARCOM), and other visitors with the VINASARCOM delegation pose for a group photo in front of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter along with their hosts, Maj. Gen. Daniel Hokanson (on Minh's left), Adjutant General, Oregon, and other members of the Oregon National Guard after visiting the Oregon National Guard's CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) annual certification training exercise, Aug. 25, at Camp Rilea in Warrenton, Ore. The Oregon National Guard is partnered with both Bangladesh and Vietnam's VINASARCOM through its State Partnership Program. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)


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Construction Project Could Cause Traffic Delays at Local Grade School (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/28/14
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Today Marion County Public Works Department announced that the Auburn Road sidewalk and bike lane project in the vicinity of Auburn Elementary School will not be completed before school starts next Tuesday. Due to delays, the project will continue into October. Public Works and the contractor, R & R General Contractors, will be working closely with personnel at the school, the Salem-Keizer School District and the Marion County Sheriff's Office, to ensure safe vehicle and pedestrian passage for children to and from school.

Flaggers will continue to direct traffic through the work area when construction activities require the contractor to close a lane of traffic during the work shift. Please remember that flaggers are there for your safety as well as the safety of the construction crew. Pedestrian access will be maintained and monitored in designated areas by school crossing guards.

The Sheriff's Office and Public Works wants to assure parents that pedestrian safety is a priority for Marion County and the contractor, and we encourage you to continue to allow your children to walk and bike to school as they have in the past. Unnecessarily driving them to school can actually increase the risk to pedestrians by creating added congestion and even gridlock at times. It is our goal to accomplish the remainder of the construction project with the least amount of impact to the school, its students, and the neighborhood.


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See "A Bit of Heaven in '57" at Luepke Center Sept. 11-13
City of Vancouver - 08/28/14
Vancouver, Wash. - Return to the fabulous 1950s with the Vancouver Parks and Recreation's 50 and Better Young At Heart (YAH) Senior Theatre Club Sept. 11- 13 at the Luepke Senior Center

The YAH Senior Theatre Club stays young at heart through music and dance. This year, they will transport you back in time with the production "A Bit of Heaven in '57." Actors will sing and dance to a variety of popular music from the 1950s - adding a new "twist" to some tunes. All ages are welcome.

"A Bit of Heaven in '57" will have three public performances at the Luepke Senior Center, 1009 E McLoughlin Blvd. in Vancouver:

* 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11
* 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 12
* 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13

Admission is $3 per person, except for the show on Friday, Sept. 12, which is free. Please note that seating is limited for the free show.

The 50 and Better YAH Senior Theatre Club is open to all theatre, song and dance lovers over the age of 50. The club meets once a week from early June to late August at the Luepke Senior Center and holds a public performance at the end of each summer.

For more information about the performance, or the YAH Senior Theatre Club, please contact Kelly Lund at the Luepke Senior Center at (360) 487-7055.

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Vancouver Police start school zone enforcement Sept. 3 (Photo) (correction to child passenger info)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 08/28/14
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Vancouver, Wash. -On September 3, 2014, schools starts in both the Vancouver and Evergreen School Districts and Vancouver Police will begin conducting extra enforcement in-and-around schools. Here are a few reminders to make sure the school year starts off safely.

* Speed in school zones is 20 m.p.h.
* Obey all crosswalk signals (both pedestrians and drivers) and crossing guards.
* Drivers must stop, and must not pass, a school bus with paddles out.
* No texting, talking and driving.
* All occupants of a vehicle must wear a seat belt and kids must be in an appropriate car seat or booster seat. Kids under 13 must ride in the back seat, when practical.
* Everyone (adults included) riding a bike, skateboard, scooter, or roller blades, must wear a bike helmet. Vancouver has a helmet ordinance.


The Vancouver Police Department has additional information on these topics on our website. Please visit us online:
Traffic Safety http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/traffic-safety
Child Passenger Safety http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/child-passenger-safety
Bicyclist Safety http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/bicyclist-safety


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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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Update #2: Name Released - Serious Injury Collision Involving Train and Pickup west of Westfir in Lane County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/28/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Wednesday morning's serious injury collision involving a train and pickup west of Westfir in Lane County. The critically injured person's name is released in this update following confirmation family were notified.

On August 27, 2014 at approximately 10:45 a.m., a Union Pacific Railroad train was traveling westbound when its operator saw a pickup stopped on the tracks between downed crossing gate arms at the US Forest Service Road 5821 crossing about two miles west of Westfir. The train's operator couldn't come to a stop and struck the pickup which came to rest off the side of the tracks.

The pickup's 52-year old driver, ROLAND MARTY from Westfir, was seriously injured and entrapped in the pickup. Fire personnel from Oakridge Fire & EMS extricated MARTY and then he was taken by ground ambulance to Oakridge Airport. He was then taken by LifeFlight to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend.

Initial investigation found no malfunction with the crossing gate arms and that the vehicle was intentionally stopped on the railroad tracks prior to the train approaching.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable. If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, professionals are on call to handle mental health emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

OSP was assisted by US Forest Service law enforcement, Oakridge Fire & EMS, and Union Pacific Railroad representatives.

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September Is National Hunger Action Month (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 08/28/14
The 2009 Oregon Food Bank drive at the Beaverton Activity Center.
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- Help your neighbors by donating to the food bank this month -

In honor of National Hunger Action Month, the City of Beaverton is teaming up with Oregon Food Bank to promote this cause. Starting Sept. 3, there will be donation barrels set up at The Beaverton Building (12725 SW Millikan Way) and the Beaverton City Library (12375 SW 5th Street) through the end of the month.

"As a community, we must do everything we can to fight hunger," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "When we work together we can truly make a difference. So please join your fellow neighbors by donating food this month."

Oregon Food Bank will accept the following items, shelf-stable milk, canned meats (tuna, chicken, salmon), canned fruits, vegetables, and beans, dried beans, whole-grain cereal, brown rice, whole-wheat pasta, soups, chilies, stews, 100 percent fruit juice, unsaturated cooking oils and other nutritious foods. All glass items must be in a box or bag and labeled "glass" on all sides.

These donations are assembled into food boxes and distributed to families and children. Each month 270,000 people receive meals from emergency food boxes--92,000 of that number are children.

Hunger Action Month is a nationwide campaign that is geared towards raising awareness around the issue of hunger and what steps the public can do to help. To raise awareness, the Feeding America organization declared orange as the Hunger Action Month color. Individuals can take a photo and post it to the organizations Facebook page or twitter page using the #HungerAction.

For more information or to get involved locally, visit www.OregonFoodBank.org or for national information visit www.FeedingAmerica.org.

In 2014, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. Beaverton also enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov, like the City of Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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Attached Media Files: The 2009 Oregon Food Bank drive at the Beaverton Activity Center.
Oregon Health Policy Board/Early Learning Council joint subcommittee cancels September 8 meeting
Oregon Health Authority - 08/28/14
August 28, 2014

Oregon Health Policy Board/Early Learning Council joint subcommittee cancels September 8 meeting

The Oregon Health Policy Board/Early Learning Council Joint Subcommittee has cancelled its meeting scheduled for Monday, September 8, in Portland. The group's next meeting will be in October. The date, time, location and agenda are yet to be determined.

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Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested
Beaverton Police Department - 08/28/14
On Aug. 15th at 2:00 a.m. officers with the Beaverton Police Department responded to the report of a sexual assault at an apartment complex near the area of SW 153rd and SW Millikan Way. A 39-year old female victim reported that a male suspect entered her apartment at approximately 1:30 a.m. through an unlocked door and sexually assaulted her. During the sexual assault, the victim struggled with the suspect and the suspect fled the apartment. Responding officers searched the area and were not able to locate the suspect. Detectives with the Beaverton Police Department were assigned the investigation and their work with the victim led to the arrest of the suspect on Thursday August 27th.

Detectives investigating the case learned that on Aug. 25th the victim found a note left on her apartment door. The note appeared to have been left by the suspect of the sexual assault and provided enough information that led detectives to the suspect; who was identified as 33-year old Cruz Bonilla of Hillsboro. On Aug. 27th, detectives were able to locate Bonilla and arrested him on various charges related to the sexual assault. Detectives also determined there was no connection between Bonilla and the victim and that Bonilla was unknown to the victim.

Bonilla was arrested and lodged at the Washington County Jail on charges of Burglary I, Sex Abuse I, and Sodomy I.


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PF&R and Governor Kitzhaber Release CPR PSA
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/28/14
Portland Fire & Rescue encourages everybody to learn Hands-Only CPR. In this newly released public service announcement, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber joins PF&R to show the simple steps everyone can learn to save a life.

Media can access and use video at this YouTube link:
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Portland Fire & Rescue will be offering free hands-only CPR lessons to the public at the next and final Sunday Parkways event (www.portlandsundayparkways.org ) in Southwest Portland on September 28th.

On May 5th of this year, Governor Kitzhaber; a medical doctor, was on his way to dinner in downtown Portland when he noticed a woman in distress. He pulled over and performed CPR. His quick actions helped stabilize the person until Portland Fire & Rescue paramedics could arrive on scene. In this video, Governor Kitzhaber reunites with PF&R and offers tips on performing CPR in an emergency situation. As Governor Kitzhaber says: "You don't have to be a doctor or a governor to save a life."

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Chief Mike Reese Discusses Several Items of Bureau and Community Interest in Video Message (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/28/14
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Portland Police Bureau Chief Mike Reese recently released a video message to members of the Bureau discussing several topics of interest to officers and members of the community.

The video message can be viewed at http://youtu.be/WChNCENlOwg

The following is a transcript of the Chief's remarks:

"Recently, I worked a walking beat in Central Precinct with Sgt. Rick Deland. During the course of the evening, in the downtown area, we contacted numerous street people--or travelers--as they call themselves. It was apparent to me that this Summer is different from last Summer, which had many high-profile crime incidents. This year, officers have done an outstanding job of talking to people, setting boundaries for appropriate behavior and making arrests when necessary.

"Sgt. Deland and I had a lot of positive conversations with community members that day about safety in their neighborhoods. It's important to remember when discussing crime concerns with citizens that we are still looking at crime levels we haven't seen since the late 1960s. We have a very safe city because of the good work by our police officers and our partnerships with the community.

"However, one rising trend that is of deep concern is gang violence. The Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City. We have put tremendous resources toward combating gangs and we are actively engaged with the community on many levels in the area of prevention. There's a lot of essential work being done. Though the numbers are disturbing, I believe the violence would be even greater if officers weren't out there engaged on many levels.

"We are actively working with many members of the community, including those who attended the recent Enough is Enough meeting. I want to thank them for stepping forward, as well as our community partners, the detectives, and the street crimes officers who are working hard to address the violence. I really appreciate the recent work by Antoinette Edwards, Tom Peavey, (Captain) Dave Hendrie and (Lieutenant) Mike Krantz in building strong connections between our Gang Enforcement Team officers and community members.

"Officers have been participating in NILoc (Neighborhood Involvement Locations) calls all Summer. This evidence-based program dispatches officers for a short period of time to areas that have higher reported crime rates. This Summer, officers had more than 14,500 community contacts through NILoc calls. Most of these calls resulted in positive direct community-police interactions that included talking to business owners and residents, giving directions to visitors, handing out stickers to kids and speaking to neighbors about extra police patrols.

"At the end of July, we reduced the number of NILoc calls to 60 per day and in September it will be further reduced as we evaluate the program.

"Getting out and engaging people is a critical component of helping police build trust in our community. As we watch the events in Ferguson unfold, the importance of building greater trust between police officers and the people we serve is paramount.

"A survey completed by Portland State University last year found that a significant majority of people that had contact with a Portland police officer believed the officer to be fair and trustworthy.

"Almost 89 percent of the crime victims surveyed said they were treated fairly. And even the people contacted because of a traffic stop, citation or arrest, 73 percent felt they were treated fairly. There is still work to do as not everyone feels this strongly. Especially in regards to our relationship with disadvantaged community members.

"However, overall this survey reflects well on our organization and the work we have done to treat everyone with dignity and respect.

"Let's talk numbers for a minute. Use of force continues to decline. In the last four years, the use of physical force by Portland police officers has declined by approximately 32%. We arrest over 30,000 people each year and our officers do an excellent job of talking people we arrest into handcuffs and the back seat of a patrol car 97% of the time.

"Citizen complaints are also declining. In 2013, there were 75 citizen complaints referred to our Professional Standards Division by the Independent Police Review Division. This was down from 85 in 2012, and since 2010 has declined by about 30%.

"An increase that I'm proud of is in the area of hiring. It's important for a law enforcement agency to mirror the community in which it serves. We are hiring more diverse police officers than ever in the history of our organization. Since 2011, we have hired 108 highly qualified new Portland Police officers. More than 40% percent of these new hires are women and minorities.

"A lot of hard work and effort has gone into this endeavor, and I want to commend our Personnel Division and recruiters for their work to improve diversity in hiring.

"I hope you've seen some of the 10 or so billboards around town that feature Portland Police Officers. We kicked off the 'Your City Your Police' campaign earlier this Summer in partnership with Clear Channel Outdoor. Clear Channel donates the space and the Police Bureau pays a nominal fee for production.

"The campaign features officers from around the Bureau in their professional and personal lives. I want to thank the officers who have agreed to participate, and we want to keep going. So if you are interested, please contact Sgt. Pete Simpson.

"Recently, many officers participated in this year's Shop with a Cop. The event was once again a success, with 200 local schoolchildren shopping with a police officer and getting back to school clothing and supplies. Thank you to all who participated, especially Lieutenant Larry Graham for his helpful coordination, as well as the Portland Police Sunshine Division, Fred Meyer and the Boys and Girls Clubs.

"From billboards, to film crews, to community events such as Shop with a Cop, we are out there in the community meeting people and letting them get to know us personally. This community contact is critical and goes a long way to building a relationship of trust.

"I've been asked about promotions in light of the command openings in the Bureau and recent promotional exams. I'm waiting to fill the command openings until the current staffing study is completed in October.

"We also have some sergeant vacancies and a new sergeants list. We will be making a few sergeant promotions in the coming weeks.

"That's it for now. Stay safe."

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Sheriff's Office Promotes Back to School Safety
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/28/14
August 28, 2014--Washington County Sheriff's Office reminds drivers that school will be back in session beginning September 2nd.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office asks everyone to be safe and extra cautious as most schools will begin next Tuesday. The Washington County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team will be providing enhanced patrols in and around the school zones to remind drivers to expect the thousands of children crossing streets. Drivers need to pay attention and watch for school zone flashing lights and signs advising the busiest times for children to be present. Drivers should be alert for school buses to stop often and unexpectedly.

Children are the least predictable pedestrians and the most difficult to see. Take extra care to look out for children not only in school zones, but also in residential areas, playgrounds and parks. Many children ride their bicycle to school and may be in the roadway, sidewalk or behind a vehicle as it backs out of a driveway.

Every year Washington County Sheriff's Deputies respond to complaints of speeding drivers in school zones. A number of the speeding drivers are parents dropping their children off at school. Plan ahead and expect traffic delays around all schools, especially during the first week. Drivers are reminded to stop behind the crosswalk and not obstruct the designated area causing children to walk around their vehicle.

Drivers are cautioned that speeding in a school zone doubles the presumptive fine.

The Sheriff's Office wishes everyone to have a safe and enjoyable school year.
Beaverton City Library Announces September as Library Card Sign-Up Month (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 08/28/14
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In September, the Beaverton City Library joins the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide in promoting library card sign-up month.

"The youth are our future and it's so important that we give them the proper tools to succeed," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "Our library is our community's living room and we encourage everyone to sign up for a card and visit our beautiful library."

In September, anyone who signs up for a card will be entered in a drawing for a Kindle Fire. Current card holders can participate by posting a photo--holding their library card--on the library's Facebook page or tweet why the library card is the best thing in their wallet on the library's Twitter page using #BeavertonLibCard.

"Our library provides a welcoming atmosphere where all children can explore, discover and create," said Abigail Elder, library director. "The free library card gives students access to resources that can help them with their homework or even a job search."

For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit the Beaverton City Library or check online at www.BeavertonLibrary.org.

The Beaverton City Library is open seven days a week and is one of the busiest libraries in the state. Currently, the library serves a population of nearly 150,000 Beaverton and Washington County residents with an annual circulation of 3.5 million items. The library has two facilities, featuring a collection of more than 410,000 items.

The library's mission is to provide information, library materials and library services to meet the needs of the community.

The Beaverton City Library is one of 15 libraries in the Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) network. Libraries in WCCLS work together to share resources and information in an effort to provide excellent countywide service.
In 2014, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. Beaverton also enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov, like the City of Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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MESD-Board Executive Session-9-2-14 at 5:30 pm
Multnomah ESD - 08/28/14
The Board of Directors will meet in Executive Session at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 in the Board Room at the main headquarters, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220. This Executive Session is called under: ORS 192.660(2)(d): To conduct deliberations with persons designated by the governing body to carry on labor negotiations. Immediately following the Executive Session, the Board will meet at approximately 6:00 p.m. in a Special Session.

The agenda and supporting documents can be viewed on the MESD website at: www.mesd.k12.or.us
Pumpkin Regatta 2014 (Photo)
City of Tualatin - 08/28/14
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The City of Tualatin announces the 11th Annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta

Have you ever seen gorillas, princesses, and aliens paddle 1,000 pound pumpkin boats in a wacky water race? If not, gather up all of your friends and family and come down to the 11th Annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta! The event is on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Tualatin Lake of the Commons. This is a rain or shine event and there is no fee for admission. It's a tippy, zany, splashy good time as competitors vie for the ultimate honor - Regatta Champion! The Regatta is unlike any other event and attending has truly become a fall tradition for area families.

The Pumpkin Regatta is a series of wacky races around the Lake of Tualatin Commons in 1000 lb. pumpkin boats by costumed participants. The event also features music, pie eating contests, kids pumpkin carving, face painting, pumpkin golf, pumpkin bowling, a kids costume contest, Smokey and Rojo the Llama Boys, strolling entertainment, kids' train, inflatable obstacle courses, clown shows, hot food and drinks, and much more!

The Pacific Giant Vegetable Growers will hold the 15th Annual Terminator Weigh-Off in conjunction with the Regatta and the largest of the large pumpkins will be awarded cash prizes. Come early to watch the parade of giant pumpkins arriving at the commons. You'll be amazed!

The Tualatin Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 5k Regatta Run on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 9:00 AM. The Regatta Run honors CPL Matthew Lembke, who lost his life from wounds sustained on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan. To celebrate Matt's character and service, the run was created to raise money for a scholarship fund in his name. To register for the Regatta Run please go to http://www.fitcitytualatin.com.

Love searching for treasure? Everyone is invited to join in the Regatta Medallion Hunt. Clues will be announced weekly on the City of Tualatin website starting on September 12 and will provide hints to the location of a bronze medallion hidden somewhere in the city. Clues and rules will also be posted on the City's website and the Facebook page. The medallion finder will win a prize package including dinner for two at Hayden's Lakefront Grill in Tualatin, an engraved bronze medallion to keep, and a champion's ribbon!

The City will also be hosting a Regatta Geocaching event on Saturday, October 11. Watch for more details regarding this event on the City of Tualatin website and Facebook page.

For more information about the Regatta please go to http://www.tualatinoregon.gov or call 503.691.3076.

Bring all your friends and family and join us at the 11th Annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta!

The Lake of Tualatin Commons is located at 8325 SW Nyberg Street, Tualatin, OR 97062.


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MESD-Board special session-9-2-14 at 6:00pm
Multnomah ESD - 08/28/14
The Multnomah Education Services District Board of Directors will meet in Special Session at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 in the Board Room at the main headquarters, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220. The Board will approve a tentative agreement between the ESD and the MESDEA regarding benefits for 2014-15 school year.

The agenda and supporitng documents can be viewed on the MESD website: www.mesd.k12.or.us
NPS to Host Annual "Campfires & Candlelight at Fort Vancouver" Event on Sept 13
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - 08/28/14
VANCOUVER, WA - On September 13, the National Park Service at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site will host the "Campfires and Candlelight at Fort Vancouver" signature community event for the 31th consecutive year.

This interactive, living history event, first staged in 1983, features costumed staff and more than 150 volunteers in encampments and re-enactments on the grounds and inside the buildings of the reconstructed Hudson's Bay Company fort at the national historic site.

The tour begins by leading visitors back through the site's past along the Timeline of History, where encampments and demonstrations shadow the lantern-lit, accessible pathway and highlight key people and events from the site's history.

Among numerous opportunities, visitors can visit a WWII-era aid station, smell the spruce of the World War I-era Spruce Production Division camp, meet Buffalo Soldiers from late nineteenth-century cavalry regiments, tap rudiments on a snare drum with post-Civil War soldiers, cover ears at the boom of an Army mountain howitzer, play shadow puppets against the lantern-lit canvas of an Oregon Trail wagon, spark a fire with flint and steel and throw trade axes in the Fort Vancouver Village camp, and inspect uniforms and camp equipment from soldiers of many eras of the fort's history.

The Timeline of History ends at the gate to the reconstructed stockade, where visitors can step back in time to September 13, 1846 -- a night the usually-quiet fort buzzed with activity as the Hudson's Bay Company organized a relief effort for the wreck of the American naval vessel USS Shark at the mouth of the Columbia River. Visitors can observe and interact with reenactors in numerous fort buildings, including the Blacksmith Shop, Bake House, Chief Factor's House, Counting House, Carpenters Shop, Kitchen, and Dispensary.

Campfires and Candlelight is Fort Vancouver's largest costumed re-enactment, and is only possible through the help of more than 150 costumed interpreters from the park's volunteer team, the park's youth volunteer team, and multiple community partners.

What: 31th Annual "Campfires & Candlelight" Special Event

Who: Presented by the employees and volunteers of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

When: 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Saturday, September 13, 2014. The Timeline of History begins at 4:00 pm and the reconstructed fort opens at 5:00 pm.

Where: The grounds surrounding and including the reconstructed stockade at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, 1001 East Fifth Street, Vancouver, Washington 98661

How Much: Free!

Special Notes: To facilitate event setup, the hours of operation for the reconstructed stockade will be 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Saturday, September 13. The Visitor Center will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 13.

Carpooling is encouraged as parking is limited. Event parking can be found at the gravel lot immediately north of the fort's garden, near 1001 E. Fifth Street; at the Visitor Center parking lot located at 1501 East Evergreen Blvd.; and available public parking areas within the Reserve. Disabled parking is available at the gravel lot immediately north of the fort's garden, near 1001 E. Fifth Street.
Linn County Major Crime Team Activated Following Officer Involved Shooting
Albany Police - 08/28/14
The Linn County Major Crime Team, in conjunction with the Linn County District Attorney's Office, has been activated to investigate an officer involved shooting by a Springfield Police Officer. The shooting took place at the Jackson's Chevron station located at 33157 Highway 34 in Linn County on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at about 1:30 a.m. following a vehicle pursuit.

Springfield Police pursued a stolen 2000 Suzuki Vitara northbound on I-5 from Springfield. The Oregon State Police and Linn County Sheriff's Office assisted in the pursuit during which spike strips and P.I.T. (pursuit intervention technique) were used.

The vehicle exited I-5 and headed west on Highway 34 before it stopped at the entrance to the Chevron station. The driver, who was the only occupant of the vehicle, ran towards the store entrance. The driver was shot after she pointed what appeared to be a handgun at officers. A replica of a 1911 semi-automatic handgun was recovered at the scene. Store surveillance video is aiding this investigation.

The driver, identified as 44-year-old Springfield resident Amanda Lynn Gatewood was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis in critical condition.

The Linn County Major Crime Team is comprised of members of the Linn County Sheriff's Office, Albany Police Department, Lebanon Police Department, Sweet Home Police Department and the Oregon State Police.

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Driver Rams Washington State Trooper after Pursuit into Oregon - No Injuries (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/28/14
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On Thursday August 28, 2014, at 1:51 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to I-5 southbound at Rosa Parks to assist Washington State Patrol (WSP) troopers who were in a traffic pursuit with a black Ford Mustang.

The suspect crossed the Fremont Bridge and exited the freeway into the Northwest Industrial area, and drove into a dead end at Northwest 29th Avenue and Roosevelt Street.

The suspect turned the car around and rammed his car into the front of one of the WSP patrol cars. The suspect then backed his car into a driveway and was boxed in between a WSP patrol car and the side of a building.

The suspect was taken into custody and later transported to a Portland hospital to be treated for a suspected heroin overdose.

The Ford Mustang was later determined to be a stolen car.

A female passenger was released without charges and given a ride home.

The suspect, 19-year-old Alexander Kean Barber, was treated and released from the hospital and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempted Assault in the Second Degree (two counts), Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, and Reckless Driving.

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Board of Forestry subcommittee to weigh in on science of forest management options (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/28/14
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The Board and Department of Forestry are considering new options to manage Northwest Oregon's state forests to improve financial sustainability and increase conservation benefits. The Board has appointed a subcommittee to facilitate this work.

The Alternative Forest Management Plan for Northwest Oregon Subcommittee will meet in Salem on September 4 (see details below).

During the meeting, subcommittee members will review a proposed format for a revised forest management plan. They will also review a report on findings from the science panel - a group of scientists assigned to review possible forest management concepts through a science-based lens. Subject to change, public comment opportunities are available at 10 a.m. and 11:35 a.m.

>Meeting details
When: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., September 4.
Where: Tillamook Room, Building C, ODF Headquarters Office, 2600 State St., Salem.

>Special needs
Accommodations for people with disabilities, and special materials, services or assistance can be arranged by calling the department's Public Affairs Office at least 48 hours before the meeting, at (503) 945-7200.

>About the board
The Board of Forestry consists of seven citizens nominated by the governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. Responsibilities include appointing the state forester, setting management direction for state-owned forests, adopting rules governing timber harvest and other practices on private forestland, and promoting sustainable management of Oregon's 30 million-acre forestland base.

More information is available at www.oregon.gov/odf/Pages/board/BOF_Subc_AltFMP.aspx.

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Wells Fargo reinforces commitments to servicemembers
Wells Fargo - 08/28/14
In conjunction with Pres. Barack Obama's administration, Wells Fargo announced it will join with other mortgage servicers in an initiative to help active-duty military mortgage customers understand and take advantage of the financial benefits available to them under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA).

"We are honored to serve the financial needs of military members, and we are committed to making all of our active-duty servicemember customers aware of the residential real estate mortgage protections available to them," said Michael DeVito, head of servicing for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. "These initiatives enhance our ability to inform active-duty servicemembers about SCRA and provide them the benefits they deserve."

Under SCRA, active-duty servicemembers are eligible for financial benefits and foreclosure protections on loans taken out prior to active duty military service. According to a January 2014 report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), however, many eligible servicemembers are not requesting the financial benefits available to them for residential real estate loans. The GAO report recommended that additional efforts be made to educate servicemembers and to encourage them to take advantage of their SCRA benefits.

As part of its commitment to helping servicemember mortgage customers, Wells Fargo has implemented additional processes and procedures for military customers, including:

1) Comparing all residential real estate loans it services to the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) database on a quarterly basis to proactively identify active-duty servicemembers who may be eligible for benefits and protections under SCRA;

2) Proactively reaching out to potentially eligible active-duty servicemembers identified through the DMDC database through a variety of methods to inform them of the benefits available under SCRA and how to apply for them;

3) Working across the industry with other servicers to develop simplified processes and procedures that make it easier for active-duty servicemembers to request the real estate loan protections under SCRA.

4) Wells Fargo also provides mortgage benefits and protections for servicemembers over and above what the law requires, including reducing their interest rates to 4 percent per year on first lien consumer real estate loans that the company owns and that otherwise qualify for benefits under SCRA, mortgage assistance if needed, and foreclosure protection not covered by SCRA.

For more information on Wells Fargo's banking and financial services for military members, visit https://www.wellsfargo.com/military/.

About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.6 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 locations, 12,500 ATMs, and the internet (wellsfargo.com).
'Good People' Opens Sept. 19 in the Osterman Theatre (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 08/28/14
Cyndy Smith-English, Amanda Valley and Lorraine Bahr
Cyndy Smith-English, Amanda Valley and Lorraine Bahr
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OREGON CITY - Clackamas Repertory Theatre presents "Good People" by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, opening Friday, Sept. 19, in the Osterman Theatre at Clackamas Community College. The Clackamas Rep production marks the Portland premiere of the 2011, Tony Award-nominated comedy.
Directed by David Smith-English, the show stars award-winning Portland actress Lorraine Bahr as Margie Walsh, a down-on-her-luck Boston Southie who has just lost her job at the Dollar Store.
The action takes place in the notorious "South Boston" neighborhood where Margie lives, taking care of her disabled daughter, working minimum wage jobs and playing bingo. When she loses her job, she visits an old high school flame, who she claims owes her a good deed. Things get ugly and funny when she invades his home to see if he is still "Good People."
The play features Clackamas Rep regular Doren Elias as Mikey, the old flame; newcomer Damaris Webb as his beautiful and much younger wife; and Amanda Valley and Cyndy Smith-English as the nosy, manipulating bingo pals.
Frances McDormand, in a tour de force performance as Margie, a character who appears in every scene of the play, won a Tony Award for best actress in the original production.
The play runs through October 5. Performances take place Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. All performances are in the Osterman Theatre Niemeyer Center at CCC. Tickets may be purchased by calling 503-594-6047 or at www.clackamasrep.org. The low-price preview is September 18. Regular tickets are $12-$28.
Clackamas Rep's fall season continues with a concert on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. featuring internationally known, award-winning singer Douglas Webster. And "Wing It," the company's new series of plays for kids ages 2-8, debuts on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 10:30 a.m.


Attached Media Files: Cyndy Smith-English, Amanda Valley and Lorraine Bahr
Data Drone Enhances Geographic Information Systems at CCC (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 08/28/14
Instructor Carel Kotze with the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Instructor Carel Kotze with the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
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Data Drone Enhances Geographic Information Systems at CCC

OREGON CITY - The field of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) dates back to the 1980s when it was developed for mapping infrastructure development. Today, with easy access to rich data and high speed Internet, the GIS field is exploding with applications that range from natural disaster prediction to determining new commercial development.
The GIS program at Clackamas Community College, launched in 2003, has added a new tool to keep students current with changes in the industry - an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or drone. The UAV will be used for aerial photography and video. Photographs captured by the UAV can be used for various mapping applications, including 3-D mapping of real world features. Video captured by the drone can be used to line up video footage with a digital map and allows overlay of other data with the footage.
GIS can be used to capture, manage, analyze and display all forms of geographically referenced information. With the rapid growth in uses for GIS, the skill is becoming a common tool in cities, counties and public agencies. GIS technology is used in many fields including agriculture, conservation, law enforcement, forestry, business, water resources, military and health care.
"Employers are telling us they want people who can use GIS to make decisions on how to collect data," said Carel Kotze, GIS instructor at CCC.
Clackamas Community College offers a one-year certificate in GIS, and students may begin the coursework fall or summer term. Registration is now underway for fall term, which begins Monday, Sept. 29.
For more information, contact Carel Kotze at carelk@clackamas.edu or 503-594-3728.


Attached Media Files: Instructor Carel Kotze with the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Update #4: Vehicle Associated With Klamath County SO Deputy Shooting Found; Photo of Deputy Weber Released (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/28/14
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The following is an update from the Klamath County District Attorney's Office:


The Major Crime team has located the 1989 Jeep Cherokee, Oregon license ZFQ 270, associated with the shooting of Klamath County Sheriff Deputy Jason Weber, between North Klamath and Rocky Point.

The victim in the shooting is Deputy Jason Weber, age 40.

The public is encouraged to relay any information they may have regarding this investigation to the Klamath Falls Police Department tip line at (541) 883-5334.

The Klamath County Major Crime Team is comprised of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office, Klamath Falls Police Department, Oregon State Police, Klamath County Community Corrections, and Klamath County District Attorney's Office.

Questions regarding this investigation should be directed to Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge.

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Orientations for New CCC Students Scheduled for Sept. 10, 12 & 19
Clackamas Community College - 08/28/14
OREGON CITY -- Students who are entering Clackamas Community College for the first time this fall are invited to attend one of three college orientation sessions scheduled for September 10, 12 and 19 at CCC's Oregon City Campus.
The orientation sessions are designed to help students get acquainted with campus, connect with CCC faculty and current students, learn about academic programs and extracurricular activities, and become familiar with important resources for college success. Three sessions are offered, and each is focused for a specific group of new students:
* Wednesday, September 10. College Orientation: Technical Students. For new CCC students who are entering one of CCC's technical programs in pursuit of an associate's degree of applied science or certificate.
* Friday, September 12. College Orientation: Exploration Students. For new CCC students who are unsure of their academic career path or undecided of what degree or certificate to pursue.
* Friday, September 19. College Orientation: Transfer Students. For new CCC students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university after graduating from CCC.
All orientation sessions run from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at CCC's Oregon City campus, with check-in beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the Gregory Forum. There is no cost to attend.
Please sign up online at www.clackamas.edu/orientation. For more information, email success@clackamas.edu or call 503-594-6231.
CCC's Harmony Community Campus Hosts Sept. 22 Open House
Clackamas Community College - 08/28/14
OREGON CITY - Discover the opportunities available to students and the community at Clackamas Community College's Harmony Community Campus during an open house event on Monday, Sept. 22, from 2:30 to 6 p.m.
The CCC Harmony Community Campus in Milwaukie is a full-service college campus. The campus provides student services, including testing, enrollment and advising, and a bookstore. The campus offers several health sciences programs and many college courses. Students can complete a certificate or an associate's degree at Harmony.
Participants who stop by the open house on Sept. 22 can meet with college staff; gain information on CCC's programs, degrees and education resources; attend a 20-minute session on a health sciences program and tour the patient Simulation Lab; enroll in classes or meet with an adviser. Several CCC departments and community partners will host information tables at the event.
The open house includes music from the CCC Music Department and light refreshments from the Cougar Café. There is no cost for parking at CCC, and a free shuttle service will run between CCC's Oregon City and Harmony Community campuses throughout the event.
The CCC Harmony Community Campus is located at 7738 SE Harmony Road in Milwaukie near Clackamas Town Center. For more information about the open house, please contact Melissa Padron, CCC Community Education Coordinator, at 503-594-0627 or email Melissa.padron@clackamas.edu.
Hiring and Promotion Ceremony Today at 1:00 p.m.
Portland Police Bureau - 08/28/14
Today, Thursday August 28, 2014, at 1:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau is hosting a hiring and promotion ceremony to honor four new police officers, promote two detectives, one Administrative Supervisor, and hire five non-sworn employees.

The ceremony will be held at the Portland Building, 2nd Floor Auditorium, and is expected to last one hour.

Scheduled speakers include Mayor Charlie Hales and Chief Mike Reese.

The event is open to media and the public.

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Gang Violence Investigation Lead to Three Search Warrants, One Arrest - Investigation Ongoing (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/28/14
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This morning, Thursday August 28, 2014, at approximately 5:00 a.m., three search warrants were served in the Portland Metro area as part of an ongoing gang violence investigation by the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team (GET).

Warrants were served at the following locations:

1009 West 23rd Street; Vancouver, Washington

2628 Northeast 13th Avenue; Portland, Oregon

2965 Southeast 92nd Avenue; Portland, Oregon

The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) assisted with the service of the warrants in Portland.

The Vancouver (WA) Police Department Gang Unit assisted with the service of the warrant in Vancouver.

The Portland Police Bureau's Drugs and Vice Division (DVD) and the Metro Gang Task Force also assisted with this investigation and search warrant service.

23-year-old George Anthony Waters Jr. was arrested at his home on Southeast 92nd Avenue on an outstanding warrant for Attempted Murder in connection with recent gang violence.

Waters will be booked into the Multnomah County Jail later today.

This is an ongoing investigation and no additional information is available at this time.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106.

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

Gun crimes in progress should immediately be reported to 9-1-1.

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WSU Vancouver professor receives $100,000 to study climate policies (Photo)
WSU Vancouver - 08/28/14
Mark Stephan, associate professor of political science at Washington State University Vancouver
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VANCOUVER, Wash. - Mark Stephan, associate professor of political science at Washington State University Vancouver, is part of a collaborative research team receiving a National Science Foundation grant for a three-year study on state and local climate risk governance.

Stephan is co-investigator, along with Dorothy Daley, associate professor of public affairs and environmental studies at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. The principal investigator is Troy D. Abel, associate professor of environmental policy at Western Washington University in Poulsbo.

WSU Vancouver's share of the grant, $99,646, will fund data collection and field work in six states as well as the hiring of a research assistant for the three years of the grant. Western Washington University will receive $218,121, and the University of Kansas, $227,255.

DISPERSED CLIMATE GOVERNANCE
"In the United States, in contrast with other countries, state and local governments and businesses are taking the lead in developing climate mitigation and adaptation policies, while the federal government has had a limited role until recently," Stephan said. Only this year did the Obama administration propose greenhouse gas emissions for power plant emissions.

"Yet social science research to date has largely ignored the results of the thousands of different efforts by governments and facilities to reduce their climate footprint," Stephan said. "Our research will help assess how these efforts are working."

The research team will present results from its initial analysis on Friday, Aug. 29, at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. After analyzing the greenhouse gas emissions from mare than 7,000 facilities in nine sectors (power plants, refineries, etc.), the preliminary results suggest that greater reductions in emissions are occurring in states with active governance related to climate change.

Research results over the next three years will be publicly disseminated though a website, mobile phone app, webinars and media outreach.

The NSF is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense. It has funded Stephan's research twice previously.

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

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Attached Media Files: Mark Stephan, associate professor of political science at Washington State University Vancouver
Update #3: Additional Arrest in Connection to Shooting of Klamath County Sheriff's Office Deputy; Deputy's Name Released (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/28/14
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The following is an update from the Klamath County District Attorney's Office. Questions should be referred to District Attorney Rob Patridge.

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On Thursday, August 28, 2014, the Klamath County Major Crime arrested William Jack Parkerson, age 30, on charges of Attempted Aggravated Murder with a Firearm and Assault in the First Degree with a Firearm. The Crime Team has also arrested Karey Leigh Pascoe, age 33, in connection with the shooting and charged her with conspiracy to commit Attempted Aggravated Murder with a Firearm, Aggravated Murder, and Assault in the First Degree with a Firearm.

Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah said, "We appreciate the efforts of all of the law enforcement who have assisted us in the apprehension of these suspects. We are fortunate to have such a strong brotherhood under the badge. Now that the suspects are in custody I want to announce that Deputy Jason Weber, a dedicated Deputy Sheriff for seven years was the Deputy who is the victim of this brutal shooting. Deputy Weber is with his family at Oregon Health Sciences University currently undergoing surgery under the care of seven physicians and is in serious but stable condition. The family knows that the thoughts and prayers of the community go out to them at this difficult time. It is the request of Deputy Weber's family that all contact related to Deputy Weber's condition be directed to the Klamath County Sheriff's Office."

The Major Crime team is still attempting to locate a vehicle associated with the shooting, a 1989 Jeep Cherokee Oregon Vehicle Plate Number ZFQ 270. A picture of a similar looking vehicle is provided with this news release.

Any further information the public has about this this investigation should be routed to the Klamath Falls Police Department tip line at 541-883-5334.

The Klamath County Major Crime Team is comprised of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office, Klamath Falls Police Department, Oregon State Police, Klamath County Community Corrections, and Klamath County District Attorney's Office.

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Back to School High Visibility Traffic Enforcement
Beaverton Police Department - 08/28/14
With school starting on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, it is time to remind all of us that children will be on the sidewalks near the schools and in the neighborhoods in the mornings and afternoons. The school zones will be back in effect again and there will be many school buses back on the roads.

Starting Tuesday, September 2nd the Beaverton Police Traffic Unit and the Patrol Division will conduct high visibility traffic enforcement at various schools and school bus stops. The goal of this mission is to create a visible presence at the various schools and bus stops. The mission will include officers working at posted school zones, known school bus stops and known school routes (i.e., neighborhoods near schools).

It is important to remember when driving near any school that there will be children in the area. Look for the school zone signs and follow the requirements set by the sign. When the school zone is in effect the maximum speed is 20mph. Some of the school zones in Beaverton are controlled by blinking lights that designate when the school zone is in effect. Others are in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This is why it is important to familiarize yourself with the school zones you travel through daily.

School buses will be out throughout the days picking up and dropping off children. If you come upon a school bus that is stopped with its red bus safety lights on, you must stop. Once the red safety lights have been turned off you may then proceed. The only exception to this is if the school bus is stopped on a different roadway.

Safety is not automatic, think about it.
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Update: Driver Cited in Connection to August 12th Serious Injury Bicycle-Involved Crash on Highway 126 east of Powell Butte
Oregon State Police - 08/28/14
A Powell Butte man was cited by Oregon State Police (OSP) following an investigation into an August 12, 2014 serious injury bicycle-involved traffic crash that occurred along Highway 126 east of Powell Butte in Crook County.

On August 27, 2014, OSP cited NORMAN CHADWICK, age 44, from Powell Butte, for Unsafe Passing of a Person Operating a Bicycle. ORS 811.065 (Unsafe Passing of a Person Operating a Bicycle) states "The driver of a motor vehicle may only pass a person operating a bicycle by driving to the left of the bicycle at a safe distance and returning to the lane of travel once the motor vehicle is safely clear of the overtaken bicycle. For the purposes of this paragraph, a 'safe distance' means a distance that is sufficient to prevent contact with the person operating the bicycle if the person were to fall into the driver's lane of traffic."

On August 12, at approximately 4:44 p.m., FREDERICK BOUWMAN, age 53, from Ontario, Canada, was riding a KOGA Miyata bicycle westbound along the paved shoulder of Highway 126 near milepost 9 when he was struck from behind by the right front quarter panel and side mirror of a westbound 2003 GMC Sierra pickup driven by CHADWICK.

BOUWMAN was ejected from his bicycle and seriously injured. He was transported by air ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend where he was being treated for serious non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a helmet.

Previously released information:
http://www.oregon.gov/osp/NEWSRL/Pages/news/08_13_2014_seriousinj_bike_hwy126_mp9.aspx.

With Labor Day holiday approaching, OSP urges all drivers to be alert for bicyclists and other vulnerable highway users. When approaching from behind, make sure there is adequate room to safely pass on the left of the bicyclist(s).

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Update #2: Suspect Arrested in Relation to Shooting of Klamath County Deputy: Vehicle Still Not Found (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/28/14
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The following is an updated news release from Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge:

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Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge announced this morning that the Klamath County Major Crime has arrested William Jack Parkerson on charges of Attempted Aggravated Murder with a Firearm and Assault in the First Degree with a Firearm.

The Major Crime team is still attempting to locate a vehicle associated with the shooting: 1989 Jeep Cherokee Oregon Vehicle Plate Number ZFQ 270.

Any information or tips regarding this investigation should be routed to the Klamath Falls Police Department tip line at 541-883-5334.

The Klamath County Major Crime Team is comprised of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office, Klamath Falls Police Department, Oregon State Police, Klamath County Community Corrections, and Klamath County District Attorney's Office.

** Previously released information **

On Wednesday, August 27, 2014, a Klamath County Sherriff's Office Deputy while conducting a traffic stop on Bisbee Street in Klamath Falls was shot in the face and side. The Deputy has been transported to Oregon Health Sciences University hospital that specializes in head trauma. The Deputy remains stable at this time. All media inquires related to the Deputy's condition should be referred to the Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah.

The Klamath County Major Crime Team has been activated and the investigation is ongoing. The suspect is still at large and considered armed and dangerous. The public is warned not to approach the person of interest or the vehicle and to please call 911.

The Major Crime team is seeking a person of interest identified as William Jack Parkerson, age 30. Parkerson is a white male approximately 5' 11" and weighs approximately 180 pounds. He is bald and has a chest tattoo that reads "Norte" and an abdomen tattoo that reads "Under no Law/United Nortenos Locos." Photograph of Parkerson is provided with this release.

The Major Crime team is also attempting to locate a vehicle associated with the shooting: 1989 Jeep Cherokee Oregon Vehicle Plate Number ZFQ 270. A photograph of similar looking vehicles provided with this release.

Any information or tips regarding this investigation should be routed to the Klamath Falls Police Department tip line at 541-883-5334.

Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah said, "Everyday the dedicated men and women of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office go out to protect our community. Today is a sad day, a dedicated Sheriff's Deputy was shot in the face and side during a vehicle stop. Fortunately, he is stable at this time and has been transported to Oregon Health Sciences University. The family of the injured Deputy and the employees of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office want to thank all the members of the Major Crime Team and all public safety agencies in Klamath County. The Deputy is supported by the brotherhood of the law enforcement community that have come to assist in locating the suspect. I'd like to thank the Jackson, Modoc, and Siskiyou County Sheriff's Offices, California Highway Patrol, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, Federal Marshall Service, and Air Medical Services (Emergency Airlift)."

The Klamath County Major Crime Team is comprised of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office, Klamath Falls Police Department, Oregon State Police, Klamath County Community Corrections, and Klamath County District Attorney's Office.

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08/27/14
Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to a Commercial Fire (1525 NE Weidler)***Final Update***
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/27/14
***Final Update-

This fire was caused by improperly discarded smoking material (cigarette). This Fire caused $200,000 in damage.

According to the Oregon State Fire Marshal:

- One out of ten fires on Oregon Home properties is started by cigarettes.

- Cigarettes are the #1 cause of home fire deaths in Oregon. Forty six percent of fatal fire victims died in fires started by cigarettes.

- One out of every six home fire injuries in Oregon were sustained in fires started by cigarettes.


Smoking is the leading cause of preventable home fire deaths. About one out of four fire deaths are caused by smoking materials.

- Put out all cigarettes, cigars, or pipes before you leave the room.

- Never smoke in bed.

- Use deep ashtrays. Don't put ashtrays on the arms of sofas or chairs.

- Keep matches and lighters locked up, away from children. Teach children to tell you if they find a lighter or matches.

- If smokers have visited, check floors and seat cushions for butts and ashes that may have dropped.***


This evening at 5:47 pm Portland Firefighters were called to a building at 1525 NE Weidler Street. When they arrived firefighters from Station 13 found large hedges on fire with fire extending into the building. Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire, while evacuating the building. Weidler Street was closed due to the fire.

Portions of the building needed to be cut away to fully extinguish the fire. No injuries were associated with this fire. A fire investigator was called to determine the cause of this fire. Cause and damage estimates will be added to this release when they are available. If images become available they will be added to this release.
Handcycle Stolen from Quadriplegic Returned by Gresham PD
Gresham Police Dept - 08/27/14
Gresham, Ore -Working on a tip, Gresham Police Detectives recovered a handcycle that was stolen from a quadriplegic man from Damascus. Kip Johnson had reported the cycle stolen on August 18. A tip that came in to detectives led them to an area near a transient camp on the Springwater Corridor, where they found the cycle.

Detectives were able to contact Johnson, who identified the cycle and took possession of it today at the Gresham Police Department. Detectives are continuing to follow-up leads on the case in the hope of identifying a suspect.
Cowlitz Sheriff Detectives release photos of credit card fraud suspects (Photo)
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/27/14
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The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office is attempting to identify the above individuals related to a credit card fraud investigation. The female suspect is wearing a black and green jacket, White hat, and black and white shirt. The male in the white shirt were caught on video surveillance using my victim's credit card. The age, height, and weight of each suspect is not known. They made purchases at a Walmart in Longview and in Chehalis. They may be associated with an older model white station wagon (unknown make or model).

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Cowlitz County Sheriff Detective Rob Stumph at 360-677-3092


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Marion County Sheriff's Office Receives Stamp of Approval From Oregon Accreditation Alliance (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/27/14
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Today the Marion County Sheriff's Office was awarded a certificate of Accreditation from the Oregon Accreditation Alliance. Executive Director Ed Boyd presented Sheriff Jason Myers with the certificate at today's Marion County Board of Commissioners session.
"The Oregon Accreditation Alliance exists to improve the quality of law enforcement agencies in the State of Oregon and ultimately the quality of services provided to the citizens of this state.

The Oregon Accreditation Alliance was formed in April 2001. It was created under the direction and authority of the Oregon Association Chiefs of Police, the Oregon State Sheriffs' Association, and the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials. The Alliance mutually supports and endorses the continued improvement of law enforcement and emergency communications services by establishing professional standards of accountability, management, and operations."

Mr. Boyd commended the Sheriff's Office for its completion of this rigorous process that began in 2008. The process required the Sheriff's Office to overhaul its policies, procedures and common practices to come into line with a standard set by OAA and its processes. Mr. Boyd publicly commended Sergeant James Krieger and his team who over saw the process to its completion.

Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers stated, "This was a process that we embarked upon to ensure that our policies and procedures reflect best practices and stand up to the high expectations of our community. We are very proud to have met the OAA accreditation standards, and I'd like to acknowledge all of the work of the Sheriff's Office team members that helped us reach this status. This was no small feat. I'm confident the return on the investment of the time and effort will be great in terms of policy clarity, transparency, and keeping this office current on professional standards."

The Sheriff's Office will now be audited by OAA every three years in order to maintain its accreditation. To learn more about the accreditation process please head over to http://www.oracall.org/whyaccred.html


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Polk County Men Sentenced to Life in Prison
Polk County Dist. Att. Office - 08/27/14
DALLAS, OR -- On Wednesday, August 27, 2014, the Honorable Charles E. Luukinen accepted the guilty pleas of Jimmy Fears and Zackery Mersch to the charge of Murder for their roles in the kidnapping and killing of James Hawkes, Jr. Both men received life sentences and will not be eligible for parole for 25 years.

Polk County District Attorney Aaron Felton praised the help of the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Dallas Police Department, Monmouth Police Department, Independence Police Department, Oregon State Police, Benton County District Attorney's Office, Oregon Department of Justice, Polk County Medical Examiner, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for their work in investigating and seeing the case to its conclusion.

The prosecution and defense team were also grateful for the help of Senior Judge Luukinen for his role in conducting a two-day settlement conference which led to the resolution.

"I am glad both defendants finally accepted responsibility for their roles in this terrible crime without forcing the victim's family through the ordeal of a trial," stated Felton.
Memorial fund set up for the family of the drowning victims
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/27/14
This information is being sent on behalf of the family of the drowning victims.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office has learned there is a memorial fund set up for the family. If people wish to contribute money to the family, they can go to any Wells Fargo bank and ask for the "Garcia Memorial Fund".
Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum Visits Children's Center (Photo)
Children's Center - 08/27/14
Pictured (Left to Right): Clackamas County Commissioner Martha Schrader, Children’s Center Executive Director Barbara Peschiera, and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum.
Pictured (Left to Right): Clackamas County Commissioner Martha Schrader, Children’s Center Executive Director Barbara Peschiera, and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum.
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Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum visited Children's Center for a roundtable discussion about key issues surrounding the well-being of Oregon's kids.

For the first portion of Attorney General Rosenblum's visit, the panel discussed the safety of Oregon's children, with a focus on efforts in Clackamas County to protect children from online predators and the prevalence of child pornography, as well as issues surrounding children witnessing domestic violence, the future of statewide Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Intervention (CAMI) funding, and the crucial role of Child Abuse Intervention Centers like Children's Center. Rosenblum and her staff then toured Children's Center.

Panelists included Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, Clackamas County Commissioner Martha Schrader, Clackamas County Commissioner Jim Bernard, District Attorney John Foote, Clackamas County Undersheriff Matt Ellington, Children's Center Executive Director Barbara Peschiera, Oregon Department of Justice Legislative Director Aaron Knott, Oregon Department of Justice Director of Crime Victim's Services Division Shannon Sivell, Clackamas County Commission Policy Coordinator Trent Wilson, Clackamas County Commission Staff Assistant Mary Jo Cartasegna.

One key topic that arose was Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Intervention, or CAMI, funding. CAMI funding, which comes from the Department of Justice's Criminal Fines Account, covered 21% of Children's Center's operating costs last year.

"We will be advocating for funding to increase during the 2015 Legislative session. We were grateful for the increase we saw in 2013, which took us back to the 2007 funding level. Unfortunately, Children's Center is serving twice as many abused children as we did in 2007," said Children's Center Executive Director Barbara Peschiera. "We are thrilled Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum supports the work we do. She truly understands the importance of intervening in child abuse and how crucial continued funding is to the kids we serve."

As Clackamas County's sole agency providing medical evaluations, forensic interviews and family support services to children who are suspected victims of child abuse and neglect, Children's Center plays a vital role in ending the trauma of abuse for local children. Children of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds are referred to Children's Center for suspicion of abuse. To learn more about Children's Center's work, visit www.childrenscenter.cc.

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Founded in 2002, Children's Center, a 501c3 non-profit organization, is Clackamas County's sole agency providing medical assessments, forensic interviews and family support services to children who are suspected to be victims of child abuse and neglect. Learn more at www.childrenscenter.cc.


Attached Media Files: Pictured (Left to Right): Clackamas County Commissioner Martha Schrader, Children’s Center Executive Director Barbara Peschiera, and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum.
PIO Change for 08/29 through 09/05
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/27/14
MCSO will be operating with backup PIO's from 08/29 through 09/05. All media inquires must go through the PIO line at 503-584-6276 or (503)-584-MCSO.
Acting Public Information Officer Contact Information for THURSDAY, AUGUST 28
Oregon State Police - 08/27/14
On THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Lieutenant Steve Mitchell will be acting Public Information Officer for Oregon State Police. During this period, Lieutenant Mitchell may be contacted at:

Office: (541) 888-2677
Email: Steve.J.Mitchell@state.or.us (receives also on his cell phone)

Please note that Lieutenant Mitchell has other assigned duties and his response may be slightly delayed. We appreciate the media's patience during this period.

Lieutenant Hastings will resume PIO duties after 5:00 p.m.

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Oregon State Fair Council will meet in Salem September 4, 2014
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 08/27/14
News Release // Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. // FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE // August 27, 2014

Media Contact: MG Devereux, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department // Desk: 503-986-0735

Salem OR - The Oregon State Fair Council will meet in closed executive session at the Oregon State Fairgrounds and Exposition Center in Salem on September 4, 2014 starting at 10 a.m.

The executive session is not open to the public and is being held pursuant to Oregon Revised Statute 192.660 (2) (a) to consider the employment of the council's chief executive officer. Standards and criteria for hiring the executive officer were discussed and adopted in public meetings on June 19 and July 3, 2014.

The council is charged with creating a new, sustainable business model for the Oregon State Fair and Exposition Center, and Council members have the authority to execute a business strategy.

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Traffic Safety Reminders to Kickoff Football Game Day Travel
Oregon State Police - 08/27/14
The 2014 football season kicks off this weekend for both University of Oregon (UO) and Oregon State University (OSU), so the Oregon State Police (OSP) and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) urge football fans and other game day travelers to start planning now for the upcoming season.

According to ODOT, an estimated 30,000 additional vehicles converge on Interstate 5 and roads leading to Eugene and Corvallis when home games occur on the same day for UO and OSU, as is the case for their first games this Saturday, August 30. Even though kickoffs are scheduled at different times, traffic heading south to Eugene may encounter departure traffic from Corvallis with possible heavy congestion between Albany and Eugene. The extra traffic will also join Labor Day holiday weekend travelers, affecting travel time and increasing the potential for highway incidents and crashes.

According to Corvallis Police Department, approximately 80 percent of traffic leaving the Corvallis area after a home football game does so by traveling east or west on Philomath Boulevard, and it typically takes 2 - 3 hours to facilitate traffic flow after games. Game day changes for the Corvallis area will again include:

* Signal timing adjustment on Highway 34 to allow more traffic to pass through intersections.
* After an OSU game, motorists at the South Bypass will be restricted from turning west into town but will enjoy a dedicated right turn lane to travel east onto Highway 34.
* Motorists on the Van Buren Bridge traveling east on Highway 34 will not have to stop at the intersection.

In Eugene/Springfield area:

* Construction at the I-5/Randy Pape Beltline interchange has resulted in a significant change to the southbound Exits 195 A and B. Motorists should carefully read the signs preceding the exit.
* The Pioneer Parkway exit ramp from eastbound Highway 126 (Officer Chris Kilcullen Memorial Highway) will be closed for approximately 90 minutes after an Oregon game. Motorists traveling eastbound on Highway 126 are encouraged to take the Mohawk Boulevard exit and use Q Street to access north Springfield area.
* After Labor Day, highway construction work on Interstate 5 south of Cottage Grove will reduce traffic to a single lane in each direction for ten weeks. During that period, motorists should plan extra travel time and anticipate congestion and delays during peak travel times, including game days.

OSP, ODOT, and local law enforcement partners offer these simple safety tips and reminders:

* Start putting together your traveling game plan now before the season starts
* On game day: leave early, be patient and alert so you can react to sudden stops in traffic, quick lane changes by other vehicles, and leave plenty of distance between you and others on the road
* Keep current on road and travel conditions by visiting TripCheck.com, calling 5-1-1, and listening for radio traffic-related news and updates
* Drivers: avoid distractions and leave talking or texting on mobile devices in the hands of your passengers
* Buckle up every trip, every time
* Have a sober, rested driver behind the wheel of your vehicle before and after the game

State, county and city police along with ODOT encourage reporting any possible intoxicated or dangerous drivers by calling 9-1-1 or OSP dispatch at 800-24DRUNK (800-243-7865).

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Correction: Klamath County Deputy Shot, Injured; Search for Suspect and Vehicle Ongoing in Klamath Falls Area
Oregon State Police - 08/27/14
Correction: Should have read "On Wednesday, August 27"

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The following is a news release prepared by Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge:

On Wednesday, August 27, 2014, a Klamath County Sherriff's Office Deputy while conducting a traffic stop on Bisbee Street in Klamath Falls was shot in the face and side. The deputy has been transported to Sky Lakes Medical Center and at this time is stable.

The Klamath County Major Crime has been activated and the investigation is on going.

The suspect is still at large and considered armed and dangerous. The public is warned not to approach the vehicle and to please call 911.

The vehicle containing the suspect is believed to be driving a black 1989 Jeep Cherokee Oregon license plate ZFQ 270.

Any information or tips regarding this investigation should be routed to the Klamath Falls Police Department tip line at 541-883-5334.

The Klamath County Major Crime Team is comprised of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office, Klamath Falls Police Department, Oregon State Police, Klamath County Community Corrections, and Klamath County District Attorney's Office.

No other information for release at this time. Updates will be provided when approved for release.

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LSTA Advisory Council meeting at Oregon State Library, 9/12/14
Oregon State Library - 08/27/14
The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Advisory Council will meet on September 12, 2014 at the Oregon State Library in Room 103 at 9:00 am. The Council will consider full proposals submitted for LSTA FFY 2015 grants, and develop recommendations to the State Library Board of Trustees on the funding of project. The Council will also consider reports on digitization, and the Statewide Database Licensing Advisory Committee.

The LSTA Advisory Council has the primary responsibility for advising the State Library Board on the use of Federal funds appropriated under the Library Services and Technology Act. The Council is comprised of 13 members representing different types of libraries, and citizens representing various library user groups. Ms. Wyma Rogers is the Council Chair. Open forum time is 1:00 pm, when any individual may address the LSTA Advisory Council.

For more information or call-in information, contact Susan Westin, Program Manager, Library Support and Development Services and Talking Book and Braille Library Divisions (503) 378-5435, or Ann Reed, Federal Programs Coordinator, (503) 378-5027. Sign language interpretation will be provided if requested 48 hours before the meeting. Notice prior to 72 hours before the meeting is preferred. Alternate format handouts of meeting materials may also be requested prior to 72 hours before the meeting. Requests may be made to Ferol Weyand at (503) 378-2525.



LSTA Advisory Council
September 12, 2014
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Oregon State Library, Meeting Room 103
250 Winter St., Salem, OR
Ms. Susan Lindauer, Vice-Chair

AGENDA

9:00 a.m.* Welcome and introductions

9:10 Housekeeping - Ferol Weyand

9:15 Review proceedings of the last meeting - May 8-9, 2014

9:25 Staff reports:
1. Update on Oregon State Library - MaryKay Dahlgreen
2. Update on Answerland - MaryKay Dahlgreen
3. Digital Collection task force's recommendations - Arlene Weible
4. Update from the Statewide Database Licensing Advisory Committee - Carol Dinges
5. FFY 2014 financial overview and draft budget plan for FFY 2015 - Susan Westin
6. Report from LSTA Procedures Committee - Ann Reed

10:25 Election of officers for coming year - Chair, Vice-Chair,

10:35 Break

10:55 Review grant scoring - Ann Reed

11:00 Review of and scoring of grants

12:00 Working lunch and break

12:25 Review of and scoring of grants continued

1:00 p.m. Open forum
(Any individual may address the LSTA Advisory Council at this time. Speakers are requested to furnish 15 typewritten copies of their text to the Council Chair.)

1:05 Review of and scoring of grants continued

1:45 Discussion of statewide projects

2:20 Discussion of grant guidelines for FFY 2016 / Discussion on determining funding ratios and priorities for FFY 2016 (e.g. statewide vs. individual project funding, emphasis on a goal, inviting replication, recommending special requests to Board)

3:00 Break

3:20 Presentation of ranked grant applications
Decision-making about recommendations for grant applications and LSTA program for FFY 2015

3:40 Presentation of recommendations to the State Library Board

3:50 Plans for the year's meetings of the Council in Salem - May and Sept.2015

4:00 Recognition of members whose terms expire

4:15 Suggest potential new Council members

4:30 Adjourn

*all times except public forum are approximate
Port, North Dakota Agriculture partner to turn empty train cars into opportunity, economic growth (Photo)
Port of Vancouver - 08/27/14
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VANCOUVER, Wash. - Building on the Port of Vancouver USA's efforts to strengthen trade connections between the Pacific Rim and the Midcontinent, CEO Todd Coleman traveled to Fargo, North Dakota today to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with that state's Department of Agriculture Commissioner, Doug Goehring.

The MOU allows the port to provide Dedicated Rail Service (DRS) to move North Dakota agricultural products west in would-be empty railcars returning from eastbound shipments.

"Based on customer commitments, the Port of Vancouver will lease blocks of railcars to move products," explained Coleman. "This means more cars are available, reliability is increased and North Dakota farmers remain competitive in the global market."

Cargoes, including supplies for the energy industry, are already moving by rail east from the Pacific Northwest to the Midcontinent. Those railcars often return west without cargo. The DRS introduces more control and efficiency into the process by allowing the port to lease railcars to carry those eastbound cargoes. Once the eastbound cargoes have been delivered, the port and its logistics partners will fill cars with agricultural products for the return trip to Vancouver.

"We're looking at moving the first full railcars back to Vancouver as early as mid-September," said Coleman. "This unique service would not be possible without the support of our partners in North Dakota, and we look forward to a long and productive relationship."

The port's responsibilities under the MOU include designating load centers, managing railcars, coordinating with BNSF Railway and providing monthly service reports.

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture's responsibilities include collection of product and production data, communicating with the agriculture community and with small to mid-size shippers.

Bulk agricultural products are one of the port's key service areas and grain is its top export by weight. In the first half of this year, nearly 1.4 million tons of wheat moved through the port on its way to markets in the Pacific Rim. Sixteen percent of U.S. wheat and millions of tons of corn and soybeans flow through the port each year.

North Dakota shares this commitment to agriculture and leads the nation in the export of several crops. Right now, farmers in the midcontinent are having trouble getting their wheat, corn, peas, beans, flax and other specialty crops to growing markets in Asia and Latin America. As this year's 1-billion-bushel harvest gets underway in North Dakota, some farmers are faced with the challenge of moving new grain and pulse crops while part of the 2013 harvest is still in the silo.

The Port of Vancouver's DRS essentially fills the gap between the railroads' current capabilities and farmers' growing needs for product movement. The port is working with BNSF to provide the service and eventually expand to unit trains if demand grows to that level.

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The Port of Vancouver USA is one of the major ports on the Pacific Coast, and its competitive strengths include available land, versatile cargo handling capabilities, vast transportation networks, a skilled labor force and an exceptional level of service to its customers and community. For more information, please visit us at www.portvanusa.com.


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New Traffic Signal Set To Be Turned On Tomorrow (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/27/14
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Marion County Public Works and their contractor, North Santiam Paving, are scheduled to turn on the new traffic signal at the Ward Drive/Fisher Road/Meadow Park Loop intersection in northeast Salem sometime late morning Thursday, August 28, 2014.

In addition, new right turn lanes will be available to motorists and modifications to the traffic signal at the Ward Drive and Lancaster Drive intersection will allow eastbound motorists to make a free right turn when facing a green right arrow indication. Due to project clean-up and a few minor items that are not yet complete, the contractor will still be working in the area intermittently.

The public's patience during the construction of this needed safety and congestion project has been greatly appreciated. The Marion County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team reminds the driving public to pay careful attention to all new and modified traffic control devices for their own safety as well as the safety of others around them.


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Red Cross Responds to Clackamas County House Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/27/14
American Red Cross disaster action team members this morning responded to a call in the 19000 block of River Road in Gladstone. This single-family apartment fire affected two adults. Red Cross provided food, clothing, shoes, linens, comfort kits, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
Investigation Underway for Three Alarm Fire in Oregon City (Photo)
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 08/27/14
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At 4:57 this morning Firefighters were dispatched to a report of smoke in the area of Molalla Avenue and May St. in Oregon City. Firefighters arrived to 1015 Molalla Avenue to find heavy brown and black smoke coming from a large commercial building and quickly went to work to locate and extinguish the fire. Approximately 40 minutes into the incident a back draft occurred, causing two firefighters to be thrown 10-15 feet from the building. One Gladstone firefighter was transported to Legacy Emanuel Hospital as a result of the back draft with minor burns. This firefighter has since been treated and released. The extent of injuries to the firefighters involved was limited due to the protective equipment that is worn at all fire scenes. A second minor injury to a firefighter occurred on the fire scene but was unrelated to the backdraft. This firefighter was treated on scene for a rolled ankle.

The fire was placed under control at 6:44am with assistance from Gladstone Fire, Canby Fire District, Portland Fire Bureau and Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue. No civilian injuries were reported.

Fire Investigators are on scene and will be conducting interviews and digging through the fire buildings to determine the cause, origin and amount of damage to the building. This investigation is ongoing at this time.


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Major street work ahead with Vancouver's annual pavement program
City of Vancouver - 08/27/14
Vancouver, Wash. - Vancouver Public Works reminds drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians that overlay paving and microsurfacing will be in full swing this week and continuing into September. Many of these streets being paved or resurfaced serve commuter traffic or large neighborhoods.

PAVING COMING TO NORTHEAST 18TH STREET, BROADWAY, ANDRESEN, EAST MILL PLAIN AND MORE

This Friday, Aug. 29 and next Tuesday, Sept. 2, Vancouver residents will see overlay paving along Northeast 18th Street, between Northeast 141st Avenue and Northeast 162nd avenues. Other streets scheduled for overlay paving include:

- Washington Street, from West Fifth Street to West Mill Plain Boulevard
- Broadway Street, from East McLoughlin Boulevard to East Fourth Plain Boulevard
- East Mill Plain Boulevard, from Grand Boulevard to Manzanita Way
- East Evergreen Boulevard, from Edwards Lane to South Blandford Drive (Grand to Edwards, pavement repairs only)
- South Andresen Road, from East Evergreen Boulevard to Corregidor Road
- Northeast Hearthwood Boulevard, from Southeast First Street to Northeast 144th Avenue

Preparation for the upcoming paving has already taken place on many of these streets. In August, crews made repairs to the most badly damaged areas by excavating below the existing pavement and replacing base materials. Where needed, crews have been installing intersection curb ramps or retrofitting existing curb ramps at intersections to meet compliance requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The next preparation step will be to grind off old pavement, with new paving to follow. The final step will be striping lanes and installing pavement markings.

In all construction zones, drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians are asked to be prepared for delays, watch for traffic or lane changes, proceed slowly and be alert to construction workers and others. Where possible, please use a different route to avoid a construction zone. Paving and surface treatments are highly weather dependent. Actual schedules may vary based on weather and construction conditions.

MICROSURFACING COMIG TO SOUTHEAST MILL PLAIN BOULEVARD, SOUTHEAST 192ND AVENUE AND OTHER MAJOR STREETS

Work continues on the City's preventive surface treatment program, which includes the coming microsurfacing of some major Vancouver streets. These include Northeast Burton Road/28th Street, Southeast McGillivray Boulevard, Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard, Southeast Tech Center Drive, Southeast 15th Street and Southeast 192nd Avenue.

The surface treatment program, which includes microsurfacing, chip sealing, cape sealing and slurry sealing, alternates yearly between east and west Vancouver. The focus for 2014 is mainly east of Interstate 205.

The following neighborhoods will see preventive treatment work this year: Airport Green, Bennington, Burton Ridge, Cascade Highlands, East Old Evergreen Highway, Fisher's Creek, Fisher's Landing East, Hearthwood, Image, Landover-Sharmel, Mountain View, North Image, Oakbrook and Riveridge. Many of the neighborhood streets in this year's program have already been completed. Project maps and a complete list of streets scheduled for treatment are available at www.cityofvancouver.us/pavement by clicking on the Preventive Surface Treatments page link.

The City of Vancouver's 2014 Pavement Management Program is putting an estimated $6.5 million to work keeping good streets in good condition. Funding comes primarily through previously collected local taxes, including property, sales and real estate excise taxes.

ABOUT VANCOUVER'S PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT AND PRESERVATION PROGRAM

Each year, the City of Vancouver evaluates the condition of approximately 290 center-lane miles of paved streets, about one-half of the City's total streets, to determine the most cost-effective way to extend the life of streets and provide residents with better driving conditions. One major consideration is the ability to coordinate needed pavement resurfacing with other street, water, sewer and underground utility improvements. The City often maximizes available dollars by scheduling overlay as a final step in various water/sewer repair work and Sewer Connection Incentive Program (SCIP) projects.

To view project maps and lists and read more about paving and surface treatment methods, please visit www.cityofvancouver.us/pavement.

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Salem Police to participate in traffic safety campaign
Salem Police Dept. - 08/27/14
Salem Police Officers will be partnering with Oregon Impact to participate in a statewide traffic enforcement and safety campaign throughout the Labor Day (September 1st) weekend to focus on motorists driving under the influence of intoxicants.

The goal of the statewide campaign is to reduce the number of motor vehicle related deaths and injuries by increasing public awareness of driving under the influence of intoxicants and focusing enforcement efforts during the busy holiday weekend. The campaign is in conjunction with Oregon Impact and other law enforcement agencies throughout the state.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data shows that 780 people lost their lives in crashes involving drivers with a Blood Alcohol Content of .08 or more during July 4th holidays over the last five years (from 2007 to 2011). These fatalities account for 40% of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities over this same five-year period.

The Salem Police Department wishes everyone a safe and happy 4th of July, but please celebrate safely and always have a designated driver. Remember: When in doubt, get a ride!
Community Meeting to Discuss a Study of the Molalla River and Its Possible Inclusion into the State Scenic Waterways Program
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 08/27/14
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is asking community members to participate in an important project to study a section of the Molalla River for possible inclusion into the State Scenic Waterways Program. Based on recent direction from Governor Kitzhaber, OPRD will study at least three waterways every two years to see if they could be added to the scenic waterway system. Information about the scenic waterways study process online at:
http://tinyurl.com/scenicwaterwaysreview

OPRD's role is to develop a report that explains whether this waterway would make a good addition to the system. During this process, OPRD will objectively evaluate the waterway's eligibility based on criteria, host a discussion among community members, and evaluate public support. Findings will be included in a report that will go to the Governor's Office by the end of the year.

A community meeting will be held on September 15, 7-9 p.m. at the Molalla Library at 201 E 5th Street. At this meeting, OPRD will review how the river fits the scenic waterway criteria, share identified issues and concerns, answer questions, and ask attendees to share their views on the river. If community members are unable to attend this meeting, an online survey will be available until October 15 by accessing the web page listed above. Comments may also be provided by sending an e-mail to scenic.waterways@oregon.gov.

For more information about the meeting, contact Steve Kay, Recreation Grants and Community Programs Manager, at (503) 986-0705, steve.kay@oregon.gov.
2014 "Business & Leadership Awards" Finalists Announced by Vancouver Chamber
Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce - 08/27/14
(VANCOUVER, Wash.) - On Wednesday, September 27th the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce announced the 2014 "Business and Leadership Award" finalists in five award categories. This is the third year of the Chamber's BLA program that features one outstanding large and small business in Clark County (Community Builder Award), the 2014 Start-Up to Watch, a Statesman of the Year Award, and finally, an individual Community Champion Award. All finalists will be featured at the Chamber's Annual "Officer Installation and Awards Event" on September 9th at the Hilton; where the award recipients in each category will be revealed. To attend the September 9th event themed "A Whole New Ballgame," RSVP at vancouverusa.com. Ticket prices are $45/person or $600/VIP table of ten.

The Chamber received a record number of entries for the BLA program this year. A nominations committee met, comprised of Members, to determine the following finalists:

Community Builder (Large Business):
New Seasons Market, CenturyLink, The Columbian, Hilton Vancouver and Columbia Credit Union.

Community Builder (Small Business):
Mill Creek Pub, A.L. Insurance, Grant House, BR Capital and Beacock Music.

2014 Start up to Watch (defined as first five years in business):
Fringe Digital Marketing Agency, Luxe by Cream and Sugar, South Pacific Café, Victor Fitness and Business Outcomes Consulting.

Statesman of the Year:
Nan Henriksen, Annette Cleveland, Ed Barnes, and Ann Rivers.

Community Champion (individual with outstanding community contributions):
Tom Hagley, Diane McWithy, Rick Takech, John Krejcha, Heidi O'Connor.

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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ESD 112 Board of Directors appoints former school superintendent to fill vacancy (Photo)
ESD 112 - 08/27/14
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The ESD 112 Board of Directors has appointed former school superintendent Rainer Houser to the Director District 2 board position vacated by Kenneth Botero, who retired earlier this year. Houser will represent the Longview, Naselle-Grays River Valley, Ocean Beach, Toutle Lake, and Wahkiakum school districts on the ESD 112 board. His region also includes parts of Castle Rock and Kelso. He joins the other six members of the ESD 112 board who represent the various six-county geographic regions covered by ESD 112. Houser will officially be sworn into office during the October 28, 2014 regular board meeting.

"I have such a high regard for ESD 112 and the work they do," said Houser. "I'm excited to join an organization that aligns with my life's work and represents such a deep commitment to all students in Southwest Washington," he added. Houser was superintendent of the Ocean Beach School District from 2005-2009, which is located within the ESD 112 region. While superintendent, he completed a one-year term as Chair of the Regional Superintendents' Executive Advisory Committee and engaged in numerous ESD services. He most recently served as a consultant on school improvement, leadership, and student achievement for various school districts and organizations including OSPI and the Washington State Leadership Academy. He began his career as a high school teacher and worked as a high school principal in the Chehalis and Edmonds school districts.

ESD 112 Board Chair Steve Wrightson said the board is pleased to have a new member with such an impressive professional and educational background. "Rainer has been an enthusiastic and passionate educator for 50 years," said Wrightson. "He knows ESDs and understands their important role in the state's education system. He will be a great addition to our board and major contributor to our continued success," added Wrightson. Houser will fill Botero's unexpired term until 2016, at which time he would run for re-election.

Houser and his wife of 50 years, Darlene, reside in a home on the Pacific Ocean, which he says "continues to provide recreation, balance and inspiration."


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Firefighters Battle Early Morning Residential Fire in Unincorporated Clackamas County (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 08/27/14
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At approximately 2:05am firefighters from TVF&R and Lake Oswego were dispatched to a report of a residential fire at 1871 SW Pattulo Way. On arrival crews found heavy smoke and flames venting through the roof of the two story home. Firefighters quickly set up water supply lines to start fire attack and prepped for a search of the building. Soon after, it was determined the home was unoccupied allowing crews to focus on extinguishment. Due to the heavy volume of fire, crews attacked the fire from the exterior, while also concentrating on preventing fire exposure to other nearby buildings. The bulk of the fire was knocked down within approximately 20 minutes.

The 4000 sq. foot home suffered heavy damaged. Fire investigators are on scene to determine fire cause and origin. No injuries were reported.


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Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 101 McCullough Bridge in North Bend (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/27/14
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Three people were injured Tuesday afternoon during a multi-vehicle traffic crash that closed the Highway 101 McCullough Bridge in North Bend for over two hours.

On August 26, 2014 at approximately 1:51 p.m., two passenger vehicles, a utility truck, and a commercial truck pulling a semi-trailer were stopped in a line of northbound traffic at a stop signal on the north end of McCullough Bridge. A 2006 Kenworth truck pulling a loaded log trailer operated by RICHARD C. WILSON, age 57, from Bandon, approached from behind and failed stop in time, crashing into the rear of the semi-trailer leading to a chain-reaction crash.

WILSON was trapped inside as the logs shifted forwarded into the back of the truck. He was extricated by North Bay Rural Fire Protection District personnel and transported by Bay Cities Ambulance to Bay Area Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A driver of one of the passenger vehicles received minor injury but declined medical transport. The driver of the other passenger vehicle was transported to Bay Area Hospital with minor injuries.

All vehicle occupants were using safety restraints.

The logs were transferred to another log truck before both commercial trucks and trailers were towed from the scene.

OSP troopers from the Coos Bay Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Senior Trooper Fred Dunlap is the lead investigator.

OSP was also assisted at the scene by Coos County Sheriff's Office, North Bend Police Department, and ODOT. Travel lanes in both directions were closed over 2 hours. Southbound traffic was re-routed.

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Wiseman Island Fire (Photo)
Jefferson Fire Dist. - 08/27/14
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On Tuesday, August 25, 2014 at 11:28 a.m. Jefferson Fire District was dispatched to 6398 Colgan Rd SE, Marion, Oregon for a fire that appeared to be on Wiseman Island. Upon arrival Incident Commander Jon Zeilman confirmed the fire was burning on Wiseman Island. The island is surrounded by the Santiam River. The fire was on the riverbank but had not crossed the river. The island is owned by Oregon Fish and Wildlife. Incident Commander Zielman contacted Fish and Wildlife to inform them that the island was on fire and the fire could not be reached. Fish and Wildlife said to let the fire burn, however Jefferson Fire District will continue to monitor the burn. The burn could last for several days and heavy smoke is present at this time.

There are no structures threatened. There are no injuries to report. Stayton Fire District also assisted with the call.

Jefferson Fire District wanted to inform the public especially those who live around the Jefferson, Marion area to expect smoke for several days.


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Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to a Residential Fire (10705 NE San Rafael)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/27/14
This morning at 8:37 AM Portland Firefighters were called to a house at 10705 NE San Rafael. When Firefighters from Station 7 arrived they found smoke in an attic area. An individual who had been working on the houses HVAC (heating,ventilation and air conditioning) system was found outside the house and was suffering from a medical problem. The man was transported by ambulance to Portland Adventist Medical Center with an issue that does not appear to be life threatening.

The fire was located around an electrical panel and had extended into a small portion of the attic. The power company was called to disconnect the electrical supply to the home. The fire was extinguished and a Fire Investigator was called to determine the cause of the fire. The Fire Investigator has determined that the fire's cause was electrical in nature. This fire caused $15,100 in damage. This release will be updated if images become available.

Portland Fire & Rescue reminds residents:

Each year in the U.S., electrical problems cause 68,000 home fires and 500 deaths. A fire caused by a faulty electrical system can destroy a home and everything in it within minutes.

- Don't overload extension cords or wall sockets.

- Check working and appliances often. Replace worn, old, or damaged appliance cords right away.

- December is the most dangerous month for electrical fires.

- Homes more than 40 years old are three times more likely than homes 11-to-20 years old to have an electrical fire.
From Ferguson to Forest Grove: A Forum Exploring the Intersection of Racism and Law Enforcement
Pacific University - 08/27/14
FOREST GROVE -- Pacific University's Center for Peace & Spirituality invites the public to a forum related to the developments in Ferguson, Mo. at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 in room 216 of Marsh Hall (2043 College Way).

From Ferguson to Forest Grove: A Forum Exploring the Intersection of Racism and Law Enforcement will feature a panel of diverse voices from the Greater Portlander to discuss how the events witnessed in Ferguson this month are similar or dissimilar to the life in Forest Grove and the Portland metro region. Panelists will include human rights activists, students, clergy, and Pacific university faculty and staff.

The Rev. Chuck Currie, director of the Center for Peace and Spirituality and University Chaplain at Pacific University, will moderate the forum.

"This will be an opportunity to hear from experts long concerned about civil rights, but we will also hear from students and others who attend about their experiences," Currie said. "We want to acknowledge that this is a painful and charged issue," he added, also noting that Human Rights Watch issued a statement that nobody should be above the law, including police.

Speakers include:
-Yashica Island, director of student academic inclusion and success in the Pacific University College of Arts & Sciences
-Patrice Fuller, president of the Pacific University Black Student Union
-Dr. Daniel Eisen, assistant professor of sociology at Pacific University
-The Rev. Kate Lore, Minister for Social Justice, Portland First Unitarian Church and member of the Portland Human Rights Commission
-The Rev. Dr. T. Allen Bethel, Senior Minister, Maranatha Church and representative of the Albina Ministerial Alliance
-Lauri Stewart, Human Rights Council of Washington Council

"The Center for Peace and Spirituality hopes that after this forum a next step might be meeting with local, state and federal law enforcement authorities to share any concerns students and other university communities might have," Currie said.

For more information, please contact Currie at 503-352-2032 or chuck.currie@pacificu.edu.

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Founded in 1849, Pacific University (Ore.) is a diverse and sustainable community dedicated to discovery and excellence in teaching, scholarship and practice. The university consists of colleges of Arts & Sciences, Optometry, Education, Health Professions and Business, with campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn.
2nd Alarm Structure Fire in Lebanon (Photo)
Lebanon Fire Dist. - 08/27/14
A Lebanon firefighter exits the shop shortly after the fire was controlled.
A Lebanon firefighter exits the shop shortly after the fire was controlled.
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This morning shortly before 6:00 a.m. A passerby discovered a chicken coop on fire at 40487 Snow Peak Dr.. The passerby alerted the property owners who then reported the fire. When firefighters from the Lebanon Fire District arrived, the fire had spread from the chicken coop to a shop on neighboring property. Incident Command called for a 2nd alarm. Because of the remote rural setting Incident Command also requested a strike team of Water Tenders. A total of 18 apparatus and 45 people responded to the fire. Albany Fire, Scio-Crabtree Fire, Brownsville Fire, Sweet Home Fire, and Oregon Department of Forestry all provided mutual aid.

The fire was brought under control at approximately 7:00 a.m.. There were no human casualties, however, 1 chicken and approximately 15 to 20 doves and pigeons were killed by the blaze.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation although early indicators point to an electrical failure in the chicken coop.

Damage to the chicken coop is estimated at $1,500, a total loss. Damage to the shop and contents is estimated to be approximately $75,000.

All photos courtesy of Jon Davis - Lebanon Fire District

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Attached Media Files: A Lebanon firefighter exits the shop shortly after the fire was controlled. , Damage to shop. , LFD Lt. John Tacy sprays water at the scene of the fire. , Lebanon E31 pumps water to firefighters battling the blaze. , Firefighters from Albany Fire and Oregon Department of Forestry assist at fire scene. , Chicken coop in foreground and neighbors shop behind.
Neighborhood Enforcement Team starts strong, wins applause (Photo)
City of Gresham - 08/27/14
Gresham's new Neighborhood Enforcement Team has forged strong parterships with other city departments, including Code Enforcement shown here
Gresham's new Neighborhood Enforcement Team has forged strong parterships with other city departments, including Code Enforcement shown here
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GRESHAM, Ore. - In its first three months of operation, the Gresham Police Department's new Neighborhood Enforcement Team had a busy, and effective, start on addressing quality of life issues. Police statistics show that the two-officer team:

* secured 32 abandoned properties to remove squatters or thieves
* made 18 arrests, most for criminal trespassing
* tagged or cleared 17 transient camps
* issued nine traffic citations
* seized five items of stolen property
* boarded up four vacant properties
* helped two apartment managers with problem tenants

This activity is the result of persistent, proactive police work. Officers James Leake and Daniel Estes, who make up the Neighborhood Enforcement Team, spent 50 hours in community meetings, fielded 54 telephone tip line calls, and clocked 2,066 citizen contacts - phone calls, patrol stops, searches, interviews, etc. - between May 1 and Aug. 1, 2014.

"The team is doing an impressive job of meeting their mission - working with residents to improve quality of life and livability in Gresham," said Police Chief Craig Junginger. "At community meetings, people say they're happy with this new detail. The NET is working on issues that matter a lot to residents."

Junginger created the Neighborhood Enforcement Team to respond to an increase in neighborhood complaints about transients, abandoned properties, drug dealing, chronic noise, and other neighborhood issues that don't qualify as emergencies but can have a significant, negative effect on quality of life. Junginger selected Leake and Estes to form the team in order to manage the increase in livability calls - without pulling officers away from emergencies.

Instead of responding to 911 calls, Leake and Estes generate their own leads from tips, patrols and conversations with fellow police officers, non-profit leaders, neighborhood association members, business owners, property managers and City Hall staffers. The team has forged close partnerships with the City's Department of Environmental Services, Code Compliance program, and the City Attorney's Office, and played a role in developing and enforcing a chronic nuisance ordinance, an abandoned property board-up procedure, and an exclusion order and procedure to remove trespassers from City parks and trails.

"In some ways, we're going back to the basics of police work, talking to people on their porches, in the parks, at their businesses," Leake said. "We listen and often work together with residents to solve a problem. What's satisfying is that we're not reacting to an issue and putting a Band-Aid on it. We're getting deep into the community and looking at lasting solutions."

"There's been no shortage of work," Estes said. "And residents appreciate our presence. We've left calls where neighbors walk out of their houses and applaud."

The Gresham Police Department has longstanding special units for gang activity and drug crimes. The Neighborhood Enforcement Team is the latest detail, and was created without hiring new staff, or increasing the police budget. Based on the team's first quarter performance, Junginger said he plans to keep it operating this fiscal year.

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Attached Media Files: Gresham's new Neighborhood Enforcement Team has forged strong parterships with other city departments, including Code Enforcement shown here , Securing abandoned properties is a key goal for the Neighborhood Enforcement Team , Gresham Police Officers Dan Estes and Jim Leake of the Neighborhood Enforcement Team
Closure extended in Springfield ramp incident
ODOT: Valley, No. Coast - 08/27/14
ODOT is closing 42nd Street in Springfield on each side of OR 126 (Eugene-Springfield Hwy.), where an overturned semi-trailer, with a 69 ton turbine secured to it, continues to block the westbound freeway exit ramp. Southbound motorists on 42nd Street will be detoured onto Mohawk Blvd., and northbound motorists will be detoured onto Olympic Street. The closure is a precaution in the event that the turbine should break loose from the trailer and roll downhill toward 42nd Street. In addition, ODOT will be building a berm of gravel on the downhill side of the turbine to prevent it from rolling, should it break free. A specialized crane is approximately a half-hour away, but assessment by crane operators and the removal process could keep the ramp closed much of today. For an explanation of why clearing the ramp is a lengthy process, please reference the attached ODOT flyer.


Attached Media Files: Righting a truck
Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Today Until 5:00 p.m.
Portland Police Bureau - 08/27/14
Sgt. Greg Stewart is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Portland Police Bureau, today until 5:00 p.m.

Sgt. Stewart can be reached by email, greg.stewart@portlandoregon.gov, or via the media-only pager for urgent breaking news.

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Holiday High Visibility Traffic Enforcement Detail
Beaverton Police Department - 08/27/14
The Beaverton Police Department will participate in a National Traffic Safety Campaign, with a focus on impaired drivers during the Labor Day weekend. This High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) will run from Saturday, August 30th to Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014.

During this time the Beaverton Police Department will have officers out on focused patrols for impaired drivers. The goal of this campaign was to save lives and educate the motoring public about the dangers of driving impaired.

Drunk driving, impaired driving or buzzed driving all have the potential to claim lives and often will result in jail time. The men and women of the Beaverton Police Department ask you to please think about this before you operate a motor vehicle after drinking alcohol or using any other substance that impairs your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.

Impaired driving is not an accident; it is an intentional and willing act that you have control over.

Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that 10,322 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes in the United States in 2012--representing a third of all crash fatalities.

Alcohol-impaired motor vehicle crashes cost more than an estimated $37 billion annually. In 2010, more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-impaired crashes - one every 51 minutes.
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Today's Oregon State Fair Highlights: Mini cows in costume, seed spitting contest, and meet a baby lion
Amber Lindsey PR - 08/27/14
DAILY DEAL: Hump Day BOGO - Patrons will receive a coupon for free admission that can be used Thursday through Labor Day.

HEADLINING CONCERT: 6:45 p.m., The Newsboys, L.B. Day Amphitheater. COST: Limited free general admission seating or $20 for VIP seats.

MEET BABY LION NIKITA: The newest member of A Walk on the Wild Side exotic animal exhibit in Familyville is here and available for photos! Baby Nakita is a rare Barbary Lion that is considered extinct in the wild.

MINIATURE HEREFORD CATTLE COSTUME CONTEST: 1 p.m., Forster Livestock Pavilion. Exhibitors, youth and adult alike, love to get creative in dressing up their Miniature Herefords, the smallest of the cattle breeds.

WATERMELON SEED SPITTING CONTEST: 12:30 p.m., Creative and Artistic Stage, Jackman-Long Building. Fairgoers can test their spitting skills and win great prizes at the Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest, an annual tradition sponsored by Hermiston-based Walchli Farms.

MILK MUSTACHE CONTEST: 5 p.m., Creative and Artistic Stage, Jackman-Long Building. The Oregon Dairy Products Commission provides the milk; contestants provide the mustache! Space is limited to the first 20 contestants; sign-up begins at 3:30 p.m. The State Dairy Princess Ambassador will select the winning mustache, and all participants receive a prize and special award.


CONTACT: Amber Lindsey, (503) 730-8157, amber@amberlindseypr.com

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The 149th Oregon State Fair takes place August 22 through September 1, 2014. Fair admission is reduced this year to $8 per person (ages 12 and up) and $6 (ages 6 to 11 and 62 and over). Oregon State Fair thanks its sponsors: Chemeketa Community College, NW Chevy Dealers, CHS Nutrition, Columbia Distributing, Comcast, Dairy Farmers of Oregon, Green Acres Landscape, Inc., Les Schwab, National Guard, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Oregon Lottery, Ricoh, Safeway, Sleep Country USA, and Wilco. Additional information about the fair is available at www.oregonstatefair.org.
08/26/14
Washington County and the City of Hillsboro Approve $100 Billion Investment Agreement with Intel
City of Hillsboro - 08/26/14
The Washington County Board of Commissioners and the Hillsboro City Council unanimously approved an agreement with Intel Corporation allowing up to $100 billion in investment in Oregon. The action by the two local governments was taken after a joint public hearing as part of Oregon's Strategic Investment Program (SIP), a private-public partnership that has driven billions of dollars of investment in Oregon over the last two decades.

"Tonight's vote by the Hillsboro City Council and the Washington County Board is great news for all of Oregon," said Roy Rogers, who represented the county board during the negotiations. "By working together -as a city, a county, a state and Oregon's single-largest employer -we are continuing a successful approach that began with our first SIP agreements 20 years ago. Intel gains certainty and flexibility regarding its unprecedented level of investment. Our community benefits from continued economic development and support for public services through taxes and fees no less than full property taxes on Intel's land and buildings."

"This agreement allows Intel to increase its investment in Hillsboro, and strengthens our position as a global center for high-tech manufacturing jobs," said Hillsboro Mayor Jerry Willey. "This partnership is outstanding for our community, and for all Oregonians, as we attract and retain jobs in key industries, and pursue additional global investments in Hillsboro."

Investment under the agreement is likely to focus on the company's unique cycle of equipment replacement and on retaining the 17,500 employees currently working in Washington County. The multi-million-dollar machinery and equipment used in Intel's manufacturing process can become obsolete within a few years as the technology rapidly evolves. As with earlier SIP agreements, property taxes would be partially abated for investments in these leading-edge tools consistent with Oregon's SIP law.

The 2014 SIP agreement would require Intel to make payments under two categories, those called for by state law and those negotiated locally. The statutorily required payments would total to an estimated $122 million in property taxes and fees over the life of the agreement. Additional fees would total to an estimated $228 million over the same period. Actual amounts would vary depending on how much and over what timeline Intel invests.

The proposal would follow a precedent established with other Washington County SIP agreements of requiring fees no less than full property taxes on all land and buildings. These fees have consistently resulted in payments that were greater than the minimum required under Oregon's SIP law.

Approval of the agreement comes as the Oregon economy continues to experience unemployment rates greater than its pre-recession levels. A recent analysis by ECONorthwest, a private consulting firm, revealed that each of Intel's jobs in Hillsboro and Washington County created an additional three non-Intel jobs throughout the state. In 2012, this added up to nearly 68,000 jobs -about 4 percent of the State's workforce. Additionally in 2012, Intel's payroll amounted to $2.8 billion causing a ripple effect that led to a gross total of $327.7 million in state income taxes and local property taxes in support of public services statewide. According to the Brookings Institute, exports from computer and electronic products accounted for 57 percent of total exports and 63 percent of export growth in Greater Portland, underscoring the importance of Intel's role in the regional economy.

The 2014 agreement with a term of 30 years is the fifth Intel SIP agreement in Washington County. In 2005, Washington County and the City of Hillsboro negotiated an agreement with Intel that set the stage for up to $25 billion of investment beginning in 2010. In 1999, the county and city negotiated a SIP agreement allowing investment of up to $12.5 billion beginning in 2000. Finally, two additional Intel SIP agreements were put into effect in 1994 with a combined total of $3.4 billion of investment.

The Oregon Business Development Commission is scheduled to consider the 2014 agreement at its meeting on September 5.

The Strategic Investment Program was authorized by the 1993 Legislature to increase Oregon's ability to attract and retain capital-intensive industry and high-wage jobs. Projects approved for the SIP must pay full property taxes on the first $100 million invested in an urban area, or $25 million in a rural area. Under law, this investment amount is allowed to increase by 3 percent each year. An annual Community Service Fee equal to 25 percent of abated taxes, up to $2 million in an urban area or $500,000 in a rural area, must also be paid. The 2014 proposal includes additional negotiated fees.
State Parks Dir. Van Laanen takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at Oregon State Fair (Photo)
Amber Lindsey PR - 08/26/14
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Please feel free to share the attached photos of State Parks Director Lisa Van Laanen, who was doused by Senator Peter Courtney in an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge following the Legislative Goat Milking Showdown held today at the Oregon State Fair.

Senator Bill Hansell, the self proclaimed "thrilla from Umatilla," won the milking contest for the second year in a row, handily defeating his fellow legislators Sen. Peter Courtney, Rep. Vicki Berger, Rep. Betty Kamp, Rep. Denyc Boles, Rep. Arnie Roblan, and Rep. Val Hoyle.


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PHOTO: State Parks Dir. Van Laanen takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at Oregon State Fair (Photo)
Amber Lindsey PR - 08/26/14
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Please feel free to share the attached photos of State Parks Director Lisa Van Laanen, who was doused by Senator Peter Courtney in an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge following the Legislative Goat Milking Showdown held today at the Oregon State Fair.

Senator Bill Hansell, the self proclaimed "thrilla from Umatilla," won the milking contest for the second year in a row, handily defeating his fellow legislators Sen. Peter Courtney, Rep. Vicki Berger, Rep. Betty Kamp, Rep. Denyc Boles, Rep. Arnie Roblan, and Rep. Val Hoyle.


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Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to a Residential Fire (1500 SW Harrison)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/26/14
****Update- The Fire Investigator has determined that a homeowner "sweating" pipes (connecting metal plumbing pipe using heat and solder) caused this fire.***

This evening at 7:18 PM Portland Firefighters were called to a house at 1500 SW Harrison Street. When firefighters from Engine 15 (Portland Heights) arrived they found fire in the attic of the residence. The occupant was already outside of the home and was safe.

Firefighters extinguished the fire in the attic and began looking for any additional fire. Incident Commanders determined that the fire was completely extinguished and a Fire Investigator was called to determine the cause of the fire and to estimate damages. No injuries were associated with this fire. This release will be updated with cause and damage information when it becomes available. If pictures become available they will also be added to this release.

Portland Fire and Rescue reminds residents:

In the U.S., someone dies in a house fire every three hours. (United States Fire Administration [USFA])

- If there's a fire, get out and stay out. Never go back into a burning home.

- Children make up 15% to 20% of all fire deaths (USFA). Teach children never to hide if there's a fire, but to get out and stay out.

There are three important things you can do to reduce your risk of injury from a home fire:

1. Make sure your home has properly installed and working smoke alarms.

2. Plan and practice a fire escape plan.

3. In case of a fire, get out and stay out. Going back into a burning home can be deadly.
Clackamas Man Arrested Following Injury Hit & Run Collision With Bicyclist - SE 82nd Avenue near King Road (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/26/14
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A 49-year old Clackamas man was arrested Tuesday afternoon by Oregon State Police (OSP) and Clackamas County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) following a minor injury hit & run crash involving a bicyclist on SE 82nd Avenue just south of King Road.

On August 26, 2014 at approximately 3:00 p.m., ROBERT B. HYER, age 30, was riding a bicycle in the bike lane southbound along SE 82nd Avenue. As the bicyclist began riding in front of the entry to a gas station on the west side of SE 82nd Avenue, a Ford pickup driven by LEODAN JUAREZ BELTON, age 49, from Clackamas, turned into the gas station and struck the bicyclist, knocking him to the ground.

JUAREZ BELTON checked on the injured bicyclist, went into the gas station store and purchased ice, and then fled the scene in the pickup upon hearing sirens of emergency responders coming to the scene. A Clackamas Fire District #1 firefighter provided the suspect's vehicle license plate information to a responding OSP trooper.

The injured bicyclist was transported by ambulance to Kaiser Sunnyside Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

OSP and CCSO responded to the registered owner's home in the area of SE 157th and SE Sunnyside Road. Officers confirmed who was driving the vehicle but it wasn't at the house. Officers started driving in the area looking for the pickup when an OSP sergeant found it abandoned in a parking lot at SE 147th Avenue and SE Sunnyside Road.

A approximately 4:15 p.m., a CCSO deputy spotted the suspect walking to his home and detained him. An OSP trooper investigating the incident subsequently arrested JUAREZ BELTON for Felony Hit & Run. He was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail.

Photograph - Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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Gresham Police Increase DUII Enforcement for Labor Day Weekend
Gresham Police Dept - 08/26/14
Gresham, Ore. - The Gresham Police Department is participating in a nationwide traffic safety campaign focusing on impaired drivers this Labor Day weekend, on August 30, 2014.

Police officers will perform enhanced DUII focused patrols throughout Gresham, looking for drivers operating vehicles under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. The goal of this campaign is to save lives by removing impaired drivers from the streets.

Nationally in 2012, Labor Day weekend (6 p.m. Friday to 5:59 a.m. Tuesday) saw 147 drunk-driving fatalities. To put it in perspective, throughout the year someone is killed in an alcohol-impaired-driving crash every 51 minutes, on average. Over the Labor Day weekend, that statistic jumps to one alcohol-impaired-driving fatality every 34 minutes. And not surprisingly, nighttime is the worst, with almost half (46%) of all nighttime (6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.) traffic fatalities involving a drunk driver during the Labor Day holiday weekend.

The Labor Day DUII campaign is designed to deter people from driving while impaired by implementing high-visibility enforcement and increasing the number of officers on the streets who are assertively seeking to identify and stop impaired drivers.

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 lessen the effects of alcohol.
?,? Offer a wide range of non-alcoholic beverages.
?,? Report impaired drivers by calling 911.

Grant funds from the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Impact support these extra high-visibility DUII patrols.
Four Family Members Perish in Apparent Drowning
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/26/14
August 26, 2014--Three additional family members were recovered from Hagg Lake today. The apparent causes of death were drowning.

At 10:00 a.m. today, the search for additional potential drowning victims resumed. The Washington County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol was assisted by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Dive Team, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol and the Gaston Fire Department with the search and recovery operation.

At 11:48 a.m., divers located Michael Garcia-Ixtacua, 13, near his sister Gabriela Garcia-Ixtacua, 25, about 30 feet off shore in 13 feet deep water. At 12:14 p.m., divers located Jova Ixtacua-Castano, 42, about 40 feet off shore in eight feet deep water. Jova Ixtacua-Castano was found about 15 feet from the others. The boy that was located yesterday was identified as Jeremy Scholl, three years old.

Jova Ixtacua-Castano is the mother of Gabriela Garcia-Ixtacua and Michael Garcia-Ixtacua. Gabriela Garcia-Ixtacua is the mother of Jeremy Scholl. They all lived together in Hillsboro. It was reported the four family members went to the lake on Monday afternoon to enjoy a day of picnicking and swimming when the tragedy occurred.

Sheriff's Detectives found nothing suspicious and no signs of foul play. This appears to be a tragic incident where someone likely got into trouble in the water and others attempted to help them. Sheriff's Detectives are still searching for any answers that will help them understand the events that occurred yesterday evening to cause the deaths.

Henry Hagg Lake will remain closed the remainder of the day as a sign of respect for the family and loved ones. The lake will open as scheduled tomorrow morning for full operations and services.

Sheriff's Marine Patrol Sergeant Michael Alexander said, "Rivers and lakes have hazardous ever-changing bottoms that are dangerous to unsuspecting swimmers. The best way to keep yourself safe while swimming in lakes and rivers is to wear a lifejacket."

The Washington County Medical examiner will conduct autopsies tomorrow to determine the exact cause of death.

Original release below:

Deputies Search for Family of Child that Drowned in Lake
August 26, 2014--Detectives are searching for the family of a child that apparently drowned in Henry Hagg Lake last evening.

On August 25, 2014, at about 6:09 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies were called to the community of Gaston concerning a small child that was found unconscious in the water. It was reported that people pulled the child from the edge of the lake close to the Sain Creek Picnic Area. They performed CPR until Gaston Fire Department arrived.

Sheriff's Deputies arrived and found the child was pronounced deceased. Sheriff's Deputies searched the area but were unable to locate the child's parents or anyone who had any knowledge of the child. Sheriff's Deputies found a beach towel, cooler, shoes and other personal items on the beach close to where the child was found. There was a vehicle located in the parking lot that was registered to the same person whose belongings were found on the beach. There were no witnesses to the incident. Sheriff's Deputies fear there may be additional drowning victims.

The Newberg Fire Department Dive Team responded to assist the Washington County Sheriff's Marine Patrol search the water for any evidence or possible victims. Sheriff's Office Detectives responded to assist with the investigation. The search was suspended at 10:30 p.m. last night and will resume at about 10:00 a.m. Tuesday. Hagg Lake will be completely closed on Tuesday to allow searchers and investigators uninterrupted access to the lake and surrounding area.

The Washington County Medical Examiner responded and reported no obvious signs of trauma associated with the deceased child. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

The Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to assist with this investigation. If you have any information regarding this case, please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 503-629-0111.
Lebanon Fire District responds to Brush/Field fire
Lebanon Fire Dist. - 08/26/14
9 units and 14 Firefighters responded to a fire in a wheat stubble field that had progressed into the brush and an adjacent field. The fire south of 33695 Tennessee Road was started when a flail chopper hit a rock causing sparks that ignited the stubble. The fire was reported at 14:46 and first arriving units at 14:52 found a 3 acre fire that was moving moderately driven by 5 mph winds. The 9 Lebanon units assisted by a neighboring farm vehicle had the fire contained and under control by 15:10 and remained on scene until 16:32 mopping up. No injuries or damage reported. There was no monetary loss.
Hillsboro Police to Conduct High Visibility Traffic Enforcement for Labor Day Weekend
Hillsboro Police Dept. - 08/26/14
Over the upcoming Labor Day weekend, the Hillsboro Police Department will be conducting High Visibility Enforcement traffic details targeting DUII drivers and violators of other traffic laws. As it has in years past, the Hillsboro Police Department will be joining the nationwide "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign, which pledges to have police officers around the United States strictly enforce DUII laws from Friday, August 29 through Monday, September 1.

The Hillsboro Police Department has zero tolerance for DUII throughout the year, but it will be increasing its presence of police officers on the street this weekend who will be dedicated to enforcing DUII and other traffic laws.

The Hillsboro Police Department is dedicated to ensuring the safety of the motoring public. We encourage everyone who is going out to celebrate the holiday weekend to have a sober designated driver and to encourage their friends to do the same. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday weekend.
Red Cross Responds to Yamhill County House Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/26/14
American Red Cross response team volunteers this afternoon responded to a disaster in the 60 block of Market Street in Lafayette, Oregon.

This single-family fire affected one adult, four children and two dogs. Red Cross provided lodging, food, clothing, shoes, comfort kits, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
WSU Vancouver marks 25th anniversary with Community Celebration on the Quad Sept. 6
WSU Vancouver - 08/26/14
VANCOUVER, Wash. - As part of its yearlong 25th anniversary celebration, Washington State University Vancouver will host a major festival, the 25th Anniversary Community Celebration on the Quad, from 3 to 8 p.m. Sept. 6. Free and open to the public, the event includes food, music, art and historical exhibits, kids' activities and much more.

OPEN HOUSE 3 - 5 p.m.
Things to Do
* Check in at the Welcome booth and get a reusable grocery bag.
* Get a Butch T. Cougar balloon animal.
* Help artist Erin Dengerink complete a sidewalk-chalk mural.
* Take an environmental history tour of campus
* Taste WSU's famous Cougar Gold cheese at Legacy Square.
* Sign up for the Alumni Association, and learn about Cougs in the Community projects.
* Say "cheese" in the photo booth.
* Explore WSU Vancouver's history at the interactive timeline in the Firstenburg Student Commons.
* Let one of WSU Vancouver's student ambassadors take you on a guided tour of campus.
* Meet Stella the service dog, who listens to little Cougars read to in the Child Development Program.
* Enjoy a festive 25th anniversary cupcake.
* Show your Cougar spirit--buy a T-shirt at The Bookie.

Things to See and Hear
* Enjoy KOUG radio's music and DJs.
* Visit the Multimedia Classroom Building for a fine arts exhibit and hands-on art activities.
* Tour the creative media and digital culture MOVE lab and view the new multimedia "Curlew."
* Admire the exhibit of WSU Vancouver historical artifacts in the library.
* See the "Community Art Show" of faculty, staff and student art in the Dengerink Administration Building.
* Take a peek at WSU Vancouver's new Student Diversity Center.
* Help "Steampunk Alphabet" author Nat Iwata create a new character at 3:30 p.m. in the library.
* Listen to Thousand Waves perform live music at 4 p.m. in the library.

Things to Learn
* Learn the A-Z of Financial Aid & Scholarships at 3:30 p.m., Dengerink Administration Building, Room 110.
* Talk to admissions counselors and financial-aid experts to get all your questions answered.
* Explore the Science and Engineering, and Computer Science and Engineering Building labs.
* Take part in educational activities in science, neuroscience and math.
* Learn how to advance your nursing career through WSU Vancouver's College of Nursing.
* Meet leaders from student government, and student clubs and organizations.
* Pick up the latest edition of the VanCougar student newspaper and the "Salmon Creek Journal."
* Learn about the Hospitality Business Management Program and our student-led business consulting service.
* Play with tools and toys designed to teach and entertain with faculty from the College of Education.
* See a list of Cougar-owned businesses in our region from restaurants to landscape companies to clothing boutiques.

LIVE MUSIC 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Live music in the amphitheater starts begins with Lincoln's Beard, an alternative/folk/rock band from Vancouver, Wash. Sean Flinn & The Royal We, a popular Portland-area band, will perform at 7 p.m. Food will be available for purchase, and picnics are welcome. No alcohol or firearms, please.

Parking on campus will be free. To accommodate the festival, the #19 C-Tran bus will serve WSU Vancouver between 2 and 9 p.m. on Sept. 6.

Community Celebration on the Quad is WSU Vancouver's thank-you to the community for its support throughout the university's 25-year history. For more information about anniversary events, visit vancouver.wsu.edu/25.

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

WSU Vancouver is celebrating 25 years of creating access to higher education in Southwest Washington. For 25 years, students have chosen WSU Vancouver for its scenic campus, small classes, close personal attention, topnotch faculty, accessible location and reasonable costs. At WSU Vancouver, students gain much more than a degree--they gain a brighter future.
Jerry Rosenstiel - Regional Con-Man Arrested in Washtington County (Photo)
McMinnville Police Dept. - 08/26/14
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Update (8/26/14) -

Jerry Rosenstiel was taken into custody this afternoon by the Washington County Sheriff's Office with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service. The McMinnville Police Department would like to thank both agencies for their assistance and for the public's assistance in providing tips and information as to his whereabouts.


Updated - Added Date of Birth

The McMinnville Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating a fugitive from justice, Jerry Dewayne Rosenstiel. Jerry Rosenstiel failed to appear in Yamhill County Circuit Court for multiple criminal charges and his bail is set at $500,000. His date of birth is March 19th 1960. He is approximately 5'10" and 176 pounds with blond/gray hair and blue eyes and his last known address was in the Aloha area of Washington County. While Jerry Rosenstiel is not known to be armed and dangerous, he may approach members of the public for financial assistance and other resources under various pretenses.

If you see Jerry Rosenstiel, please contact your local law enforcement agency immediately. If you have less immediate leads or information please call your local law enforcement and also call Detective Bill Christensen at 503-435-3495. Thank you for your assistance.


Attached Media Files: Jerry Rosenstiel
Important Information for Media Coverage
Reynolds Sch. Dist. - 08/26/14
WHAT
Reynolds School District will implement specific procedures governing all media outlets covering the Reynolds High School Open House Event on August. 27, 2014. The Reynolds High School Open House will include access to the lobby and public restrooms.

WHERE
Reynolds High School Gym Open House
August 27, 2014 5 to 8pm
1698 SW Cherry Park Road, Troutdale

WHEN
STAFF ACCESS ONLY: 4 to 5pm District Identification required.
COMMUNITY ACCESS: 5 to 8pm

MEDIA
3 p.m. Media Set up in designated area outside of the School, on the north east of the main building on the sidewalk, northwest of the gym. The designated area provides a clear view of gym entrance and breezeway to capture entrance and exit for the event.
3:30 to 3:50pm: Media access facility for video, photography. No interviews or program available.
3:50pm: Video/photo of staff arrivals from designated area.
4:30 to 5pm: Interviews with Reynolds School District officials.
4:50pm: Video/photo of community arrivals from designated area.
5:15 to 5:45pm: Controlled Media Access tour of facility (lobby and public restrooms).
5:45 to 8pm: Interviews of guests from designated area.

The open house will include access to the areas where renovations are complete. These areas include: Lobby and Public Restrooms.


CREDENTIAL REQUESTS:
Media credentials must be requested in writing (no exceptions) via e-mail to: awatson@rsd7.net

This project has been made possible with generous support from Oh Planning & Design Architecture and local firms who have donated funds, materials, and labor. The response so far has been overwhelming and immediate." Donations have been received from Hunter Douglas, Armstrong Flooring, Interface, Miller Paint, Beynon Sports Surfaces, Viridian Reclaimed Wood, InPro Corp., 9Wood, E.B. Bradley, Daltile, Lumicor, 3form, Lewis Audio Video, Centrex Construction, Plot Marketing, 3M, Designtex, Pacific Window Tinting, js Creative Arts, Sykes Family, Girardelli Family, and Reynolds Education Foundation so far.

Cash funds are being accepted through the Reynolds Education Foundation to install a multi media wall and to complete exterior improvements to the gym complex. Checks can be sent to the Reynolds Education Foundation at 1204 NE 201st Avenue in Fairview, OR 97024 or via paypal online at https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=R2TX8X86G97LL or by sending money to awatson@rsd7.net.

Follow us via #givereynoldshope on Twitter or Facebook or on the web at: https://www.reynolds.k12.or.us/district/reynolds-school-district-announces-plans-rhs-gym-complex-renovation


Attached Media Files: Press Release
City invites applications for Clark County Arts Commission position
City of Vancouver - 08/26/14
Vancouver, Wash. - The City of Vancouver is seeking applicants interested in volunteering to serve as the City's representative on the Clark County Arts Commission. The City must receive completed applications by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26.

Applicants for the position must live within the city limits and represent one of the following art disciplines: architecture, dance, digital, heritage or cultural, literary, music, theater or visual arts. The candidate appointed to fill this position will begin serving immediately and the term would expire in 2018.

Applicants may apply online at www.cityofvancouver.us/boards, or they may request a copy of the application by contacting Amanda Delapena at Vancouver City Hall by phone at (360) 487-8605, or by email at amanda.delapena@cityofvancouver.us.

The Clark County Arts Commission is an 11-member volunteer body that works to enhance and support the growth of the local economy through collaborations among arts patrons, artists, the business community, service groups, schools and cultural groups. The Arts Commission comprises both artists and members of the business community. Guidelines for Committee membership are set by Clark County. The Commission's work expands the opportunity and accessibility of citizens to experience art in public places and works to create a more visually pleasing environment throughout the county.

The Arts Commission meets from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month at the Clark County Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver.

For more information about the Commission, visit www.clarkcountyartscommission.org.

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Fire season, sustaining working forests on Forestry Board's Sept. 3 agenda
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/26/14
The Oregon Board of Forestry will receive an update on the severe 2014 wildfire season, hear from a governor's advisor on a new financial incentive for private forest landowners, and take up other key issues when it meets Sept. 3. The meeting is open to the public.

The board meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Tillamook Room, Administration Building (C), at the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) headquarters, 2600 State St., in Salem. A general public comment period is scheduled near the start of the meeting. Public comment on specific agenda items will be received as the board takes them up. Agenda materials are available at: www.oregon.gov/odf/Pages/board/index.aspx, under the 2014 meeting link.

The Sept. 3 meeting agenda includes:

ALTERNATIVE FOREST MANAGEMENT PLANS - A board subcommittee will present progress to date in evaluating alternative forest management plan options for northwestern Oregon state forests. At the subcommittee's direction, ODF staff have been exploring alternative plan options that would ensure financial viability for the State Forests Division and increase conservation outcomes on the 615,000 acres of state-owned forestland in the region.

FIRE SEASON UPDATE - ODF fire managers will provide a status report on the 2014 wildfire season. It has been a busy summer, with several fire team deployments to large incidents. The number of acres burned to date is triple the 10-year average for the private and public lands protected by the department.

WORKING FORESTS AND FARMS FINANCE INITIATIVE - Tom Tuchmann, president of Portland-based U.S. Forest Capital and Gov. John Kitzhaber's advisor on forestry and conservation finance, will present a brief overview of a new financial initiative focused on sustaining working forests and farms.

FOREST LANDOWNER VIABILITY - ODF staff will update the board on the Forest Landowner Viability work plan, and seek approval to conduct additional research on three topics:
1. Small-diameter wood and cross-laminated timber
2. Pathways for non-timber forest products and other markets
3. Finished product export markets
An advisory panel, the Forest Landowner Viability Work Group, has investigated an array of potential concepts that could be implemented to enhance markets for landowners and the forest industry.

FOREST PRACTICES ACT COMPLIANCE AUDIT - ODF staff will present findings of the Forest Practices Act Compliance Audit Monitoring Report conducted by a private contractor in 2013. The audit evaluated forest operators' compliance with rules for harvesting, road building and road maintenance.

RIPARIAN RULE ANALYSIS WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS - Staff will present draft proceedings from a June workshop that addressed a rule analysis for streamside protection standards on small and medium fish-bearing streams. The board will identify next steps and a pathway forward on the rule analysis process. The rule analysis is being conducted to ensure that Forest Practices Act rules meet Oregon's criterion for protecting cold water in light of available scientific information.

ANNUAL FOREST HEALTH REPORT 2013 - The board will receive an update on the Forest Invasive Species program, a part of the department's Annual Forest Health report. The update will include review of Oregon's Most Unwanted (for early detection and rapid response) and Oregon's Most In Need of Control (for management and containment) forest invasive species lists as well as an overview of activities of the Oregon Invasive Species Council.

SUBCOMMITTEE ON FEDERAL FORESTS - Subcommittee Chair Nils Christoffersen and ODF staff will give a short update on progress of the approved federal forest work plan. The board subcommittee focuses on issues of federal forest policy with an aim to help the board connect with the governor's office, Oregon's congressional delegation and the legislature on this topic.

EXECUTIVE SESSION - The board will meet in executive session to discuss the state forester's annual performance review.

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

ABOUT THE BOARD
The Board of Forestry consists of seven citizens nominated by the governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. Responsibilities include appointing the state forester, setting management direction for state-owned forests, adopting rules governing timber harvest and other practices on private forestland, and promoting sustainable management of Oregon's 30 million-acre forestland base.

More information on the board is available at www.oregonforestry.gov.

ODF is on Facebook and other social media sites, accessible at: www.oregon.gov/odf/Pages/odfsocialmedia.aspx
Sheriff's Office to conduct FREE boating education class
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/26/14
Do you need your boaters card? The Cowlitz County Sheriffs Office Marine Division will be hosting an Adventures in Boating certification course. Classes are open to any individual who needs to obtain a Washington State Boaters Education Card. The next class is scheduled for Sept 6th, 2014 from 8:00am to 4:30pm. The class will be held at the Cowlitz County Search and Rescue Building, 1800 Western Lane in Kelso. The cost for the class is FREE.

To Register: Contact Deputy Jordan Spencer at 360-577-3092. Registration deadline is Thursday Sept 4th. This one day class will certify you to operate a vessel in the state of Washington.

Reminder: All vessel operators age 59 and younger must have a Washington Boaters Education Card to operate a vessel in Washington State. For additional information and resources, check out www.boatered.org.
PHOTO RELEASE: Oregon National Guard CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package conducts evaluation exercise at Camp Rilea (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 08/26/14
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Oregon Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Daniel Gates, a medic with the Search and Extraction team of Oregon's CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP), practices breaching concrete using a jackhammer, during the unit's annual certification training exercise, Aug. 24, at Camp Rilea in Warrenton, Ore. The mission of the Oregon National Guard's CERFP is to provide immediate response capability to the governor including incident site search capability of damaged buildings, rescuing trapped casualties, providing decontamination, performing medical triage and initial treatment to stabilize patients for transport to medical facilities, and remains recovery. The unit is required to recertify every two years. (Photo by Master Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Visitors from first-responder agencies, city and local government, visit the evaluation exercise for the Oregon National Guard's CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP), at Camp Rilea in Warrenton, Ore., Aug. 25. Approximately 200 Oregon Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen participated in the exercise, practicing incident site search and rescue, medical triage, and decontamination. In 2013, the unit worked alongside the Hawaii National Guard CERFP during the Vigilant Guard Exercise held in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Master Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Oregon Army National Guard Capt. Thanh Vo (right), Search and Extraction Commander for Oregon's CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP), briefs Mr. Hiroshi Furusawa, Japanese Consul General, during a tour of the unit's annual certification training exercise, Aug. 25, at Camp Rilea in Warrenton, Ore. Mr. Furusawa and his Vice Consul, Mr. Masahiro Tanaka, (far left), toured the facilities' new "rubble pile", which is also available to civilian first-responder and search and rescue teams. (Photo by Master Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Citizen-Soldiers of the Oregon National Guard's CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) decontamination element, prepare for the unit's annual certification training exercise, Aug. 25, at Camp Rilea in Warrenton, Ore. The mission of the Oregon National Guard's CERFP is to provide immediate response capability to the governor including incident site search capability of damaged buildings, rescuing trapped casualties, providing decontamination, performing medical triage and initial treatment to stabilize patients for transport to medical facilities, and remains recovery. The unit is required to recertify every two years. (Photo by Spc. Alisha Grezlik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)


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9/16 & 17: Free local symposium explores art, emotions, and the brain (Photo)
Lewis & Clark - 08/26/14
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From neurons to the Great Goddess of Teotihuacan, the seventh annual Science Without Limits symposium at Lewis & Clark will explore the connections between art, emotions, and the brain. The symposium will take place on September 16 and 17 at Lewis & Clark, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd. All events are free and open to the public.

This year's symposium features Dr. Francisco Fernandez de Miguel, professor of neuroscience at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, whose keynote will address the visual perception of art and what we can learn from pre-Columbian paintings.

Focused on making innovative scientific research accessible and relevant to a wide audience, the Science Without Limits symposium seeks to increase participation in the physical and natural sciences among all groups, particularly those that have been historically underrepresented.

For a complete schedule of events and speakers, visit http://go.lclark.edu/swl.

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Located in Portland, Ore., Lewis & Clark is a private institution with a public conscience and international reach, enrolling approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,500 students in graduate professional programs. Our alumni, faculty, and students are recognized as global thinkers and leaders. Our three schools offer undergraduate studies in the liberal arts and sciences and graduate professional programs in education, counseling, and law. For more information, visit http://www.lclark.edu.


Attached Media Files: Dr. Francisco Fernandez de Miguel
Sheriff's Office Steps Up Patrols for Labor Day and School Zones
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 08/26/14
The Linn County Sheriff's Office is partnering with the Oregon State Sheriff's Association and the Oregon Department of Transportation to provide enhanced traffic enforcement in Linn County. The ODOT Three Flags grant started on August 25, 2014, and continues through September 7, 2014.

Deputies will be looking for proper use of safety belts and child restraints in vehicles. Consistent vehicle restraint use is the single most effective way to protect occupants from crash injury or death, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

With Labor Day approaching, Sheriff Bruce Riley would like to remind everyone to drive safe this holiday weekend. With the increased number of vehicles on the roadway, please make sure you are well rested and alert as you drive. Make sure you and your passengers are buckled up before you start your trip. Please observe the speed limits and follow the rules of the road. Avoid dangerous distractions such as cell phone usage while you drive. If you plan to consume alcohol, use a designated driver.

Also, the start of school is right around the corner. Deputies will be conducting extra patrols in school zones throughout the county. Be aware of the reduced school speed zones, bus stops and pedestrian crosswalks. Please help us make the start of this school year safe for everyone.
Wells Fargo launches startup accelerator for financial services-inspired tech innovators
Wells Fargo - 08/26/14
Wells Fargo is accepting applications now through October 1 from young companies interested in joining the new Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator, a semiannual boot camp for innovators whose technology ideas in payments, deposits, fraud, operations and other fields could shape future customer experiences in financial services.

Wells Fargo will make a direct equity investment of $50,000 to $500,000 in each selected start-up. The Startup Accelerator also will provide business planning expertise to firms in the six-month program, which is designed to continuously attract innovative ideas and stoke innovation across the Wells Fargo enterprise.

Company subject matter experts and purchasing managers will offer workshops and individual coaching to the firms. Successful companies might become vendors to Wells Fargo.

"For Wells Fargo to work on big ideas and spark innovators inside our organization, we need to expand our access to new ideas at the edges of our industry," said Steve Ellis, executive vice president and head of Wholesale Services at Wells Fargo.

Ellis noted that in 1995, Wells Fargo was the first major financial services company in the U.S. to give customers free Internet access to account balances. Wells Fargo also was first to offer a mobile service for businesses in 2007, he added.

"The Startup Accelerator adds a new cylinder to our corporate innovation engine," said Ellis. "We're taking a proven business model from the venture capital community and repurposing it as a strategy for connecting with start-ups whose ideas and growth prospects could add value to our business and our customers."

Three innovative companies already have been selected and funded to pilot the Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator. They are:

Zumigo, San Jose, California: A developer of mobile services using a unique combination of location and mobile identity technologies to secure commerce and enable mobile marketing.

EyeVerify, Kansas City, Kansas: The creator of EyePrint ID that transforms a picture of your eye into a key that protects your digital life.

Kasisto, New York: The builder of state-of-the-art artificial intelligence technology that improves the consumer experience on mobile devices through intelligent conversation.

In addition to these three firms, the Startup Accelerator will give 10 to 20 young companies each year the opportunity to develop and refine products in a collaborative environment. Applications will be accepted twice per year, with a deadline of October 1 for this fall's program. A Wells Fargo investment committee comprised of senior technology, venture banking, and innovation leaders will evaluate candidates and select participants. Prospects can learn more and apply online at https://accelerator.wellsfargo.com.

"We're interested in any technology that could be used by an institution like Wells Fargo to better serve our customers or operate our business," Ellis said. "Analytics, big data, mobile, security, and infrastructure are all important to us. We're looking to engage with innovators beyond the edge of our own creative enterprise."

Wells Fargo Wholesale Banking operates 50-plus lines of business serving U.S. middle-market and large corporates with annual sales of $20 million and higher. Among the products and business segments are Middle Market Commercial Banking, including a growing technology practice group, Government and Institutional Banking, Corporate Banking, Commercial Real Estate, Treasury Management, Wells Fargo Capital Finance, Insurance, International, Real Estate Capital Markets, Commercial Mortgage Servicing, Corporate Trust, Equipment Finance, Wells Fargo Securities, Principal Investments, Asset Backed Finance, and Asset Management.

About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.6 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 locations, 12,500 ATMs, and the internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy.
Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 82 near Enterprise in Wallowa County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/26/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Tuesday morning's single vehicle fatal traffic crash on Highway 82 south of Enterprise that resulted in the death of an adult female from Enterprise.

According to Sergeant Kyle Hove, on August 26, 2014, between the hours of 12 midnight and 3:27 a.m., a 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by KAREN MARIE ROOT, age 50, from Enterprise, was northbound on Highway 82 near milepost 68 when, for unknown reasons, it traveled off the roadway in a section where it is curved with narrow shoulders and rolled before coming to rest. ROOT was ejected and found near where the vehicle came to rest.

OSP troopers from Enterprise and La Grande offices are continuing the investigation. ROOT was not wearing safety restraints.

OSP was assisted by Wallowa County Sheriff Office's, ODOT, Enterprise Fire Department, and Wallowa County Ambulance. Traffic was detoured around the scene onto a nearby secondary road during the duration of the investigation.

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Update #2: Suspect Arrested in Attack, Stabbing of Commercial Truck Driver - Interstate 84 west of Ontario (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/26/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of the Malheur County District Attorney's Office, are continuing the investigation into the stabbing of a commercial truck driver Monday afternoon along Interstate 84 about fifteen miles west of Ontario. The suspect is in custody and was positively identified Tuesday morning. The truck driver, who was stabbed multiple times, is being treated at a Boise-area hospital.

On August 25, 2014 at approximately 12:09 p.m. (PST), OSP received a report of a stabbing along Interstate 84 eastbound near milepost 358. A commercial truck pulling two tanker trailers containing milk driven by CHARLES D. VANZANTE, age 63, from Jerome, Idaho, was traveling eastbound on Interstate 84 when, unprovoked, a Buick Lacrosse displaying Washington license plates driven by an adult male began ramming the truck's diesel tanks.

VANZANTE pulled the truck and trailers to the side of the road and stopped. The Buick's driver stopped the car against the side of the truck, got out and entered the truck where he stabbed VANZANTE multiple times.

The suspect fled up a hill south of the scene and then returned back to the truck where he briefly engaged in a second struggle with VANZANTE. He then was surrounded by several citizens outside the truck and convinced to stay as OSP troopers began arriving at the scene and took the suspect into custody at gunpoint.

An OSP lieutenant and trooper initiated emergency medical care on VANZANTE until relieved by medical responders. VANZANTE was transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. His injuries were determined to be non-life threatening. He was stabbed multiple times in the chest and stomach area. The knife was recovered.

The suspect was lodged in the Malheur County Jail. Fingerprints positively identified him as DUSTIN LEROY ROTTER, age 28, with a last known address in Modesto, California. ROTTER was lodged on charges of Attempted Murder, Assault in the First Degree, Reckless Driving, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree. Additional charges may be pending. The vehicle was confirmed stolen out of Pasco, Washington, in a reported carjacking on August 24.

OSP Criminal Investigations Division detectives are continuing the investigation.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Malheur County Sheriff's Office, Baker County Sheriff's Office, ODOT, Treasure Valley paramedics and Huntington ambulance.

Questions regarding an arraignment should be directed to the Malheur County District Attorney's Office.

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City Manager Awarded for Successfully Representing Interests of Battle Ground (Photo)
City of Battle Ground - 08/26/14
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Battle Ground City Manager John Williams has received the Award for Skill in Intergovernmental Cooperation from the Washington City Manager's Association (WCMA). The award, announced at last week's WCMA conference, recognizes Mr. Williams' significant success in representing the City's agenda and policies at the local, state, and federal levels.

Mayor Shane Bowman, who nominated Mr. Williams for the prestigious award, cited several examples of Mr. Williams' efforts and successes. One such case involved a state mandate that required, by 2018, 100% of city-owned vehicles operate with only non-petroleum based fuels such as electricity or bio-fuels.

A conversion of the City of Battle Ground's fleet alone would have cost over $5 million. Not only was the mandate costly, it was impractical as there was no waiver for emergency vehicles or consideration of the existing fleet and warranties. Mr. Williams played a key role in the development, introduction and passage of legislation (Engrossed Senate Bill 5099) that provided substantial relief from this looming mandate.

He worked with the Senator Ann Rivers, the bill's prime sponsor, with the Association of Washington Cities to designate the bill as a top priority, and he testified several times before both House and Senate Committees in Olympia. Governor Inslee signed the bill into law in May of 2013.

The new bill requires that the Department of Commerce convene an advisory committee of local government representatives to develop rules concerning the use of non-petroleum based fuels in publicly owned vehicles; exempts police, fire, and other emergency vehicles; exempts engine retrofits that would void existing warranties; and states any requirement is not intended to replace vehicles or equipment before the end of its useful life.

"This bill was arguably the most significant local government regulatory relief bill to pass in many years," wrote Mayor Bowman in his nomination, "It will result in hundreds of millions of dollars in fiscal relief and cost avoidance for cities and public agencies throughout the state."

Also cited in the Mayor's nomination is Mr. Williams' work with federal legislators and agencies and with local jurisdictions. Under Mr. Williams' leadership, the City of Battle Ground has garnered over $8 million in federal funds for critically needed infrastructure and facilities projects. Locally, the City of Battle Ground partnered with the City of Ridgefield, Clark County, and the Clark Regional Wastewater District to form the Discovery Clean Water Alliance (DCWA), a project that will ensure safe and reliable sewer service for years to come. Mr. Williams was recognized, along with other DCWA partners with the Governor's Smart Communities Award for outstanding achievement in creating livable and vibrant communities.

"John has represented the City exceptionally well through effective relationships with legislators and by providing critical testimony in Olympia," says Mayor Bowman, " his efforts have allowed the City of Battle Ground to better serve its citizens and I am happy that he has been recognized for his efforts."


Attached Media Files: John Williams
CORRECTION: Drunk Driver Crashes into House after Attempting to Elude Police - No Injuries (Photo)
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The crash occurred at 92nd and Eugene, not 82nd Avenue.

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On Tuesday August 26, 2014, at 3:12 a.m., North Precinct officers attempted to stop a vehicle near Northeast 82nd Avenue and Halsey Street, after observing the driver operating the vehicle recklessly.

The driver did not stop and a short pursuit followed, ending when the driver attempted to make a left turn, lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a house at Northeast 82nd Avenue and Eugene Street.

The residents inside the home were not injured and the driver was taken into custody.

The driver, 33-year-old Sarah Ruth Rascoe, was charged with Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, DUII, Driving While Suspended, Reckless Endangerment (two counts), and Reckless Driving.

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Back To School Prompts Safety Message From Deputies (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/26/14
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We all know that Labor Day signals that it's time to get back to the grind and back to school. Throughout the summer months Marion County Public Works has been working feverishly to upgrade several school zones with new signs and in some areas install flashing lights signaling the school zone.

Beginning Tuesday, September 2nd you can expect to see deputies with our Traffic Safety Team in several of these school zones. In addition to school zones, drivers are also reminded to watch for school buses flashing their lights to indicate they are stopping to load or unload students. The red flashing lights require that drivers traveling in both directions, on a road that is not physically divided, stop until the lights are turned off by the bus driver. Here are some more back to school safety tips!

* School safety is everyone's responsibility. Parents are encouraged to talk with their kids, reinforcing pedestrian safety rules:

* Never allow children under age 10 to cross streets alone. Adult supervision is essential until you are sure a child has developed safe traffic habits and judgment.

* Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings, using sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.

* Make sure children know to cross 10 feet in front of a school bus, never behind, and to wait for adults on the same side of the street as the school bus loading or unloading zone.

* Always cross at a corner, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Try to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them. Do not assume that because you can see the driver, the driver can see you.

* Look left, right and left again when crossing, and keep looking as you cross. Walk, do not run, across the street.

* Be a safe pedestrian around cars; watch for cars that are turning or backing up.
Parents and kids should hold hands in parking lots.

* As the days get shorter kids should wear bright colored clothing, or clothing with reflective elements. Additionally a flashlight can be an excellent addition to any student who may be walking in the dark.

Parents, drivers and students are invited to join the Traffic Safety Team and Marion County Public Works in making this school year a safe one.


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Sesame Street Actor to Speak at YWCA's Annual Luncheon (Photo)
YWCA Clark County - 08/26/14
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Sonia Manzano, popularly known as "Maria" on Sesame Street, will speak at YWCA Clark County's 20th annual luncheon on Wednesday, September 10th at the Hilton Vancouver. Sonia's message of empowering children aligns well with the Y's Care Children's Program of YWCA, which offers an empowerment-based model of child education and support to low- and no-income families.

Doors will open at 11:30am and the program will begin at noon. $50 per person secures a seat and meal at this well-loved community event. $500 secures a table of 10. A package of more than $3500 in local treasures will be raffled off at the event. More information about the raffle and event can be found at ywcaclarkcounty.org or by calling 360-906-9157. Registration is available online until Wednesday, September 3rd.

The luncheon has generated revenue for YWCA since 1994. Over 11,800 individuals each year benefit from YWCA Clark County services, which provide support for those affected by trauma, abuse, neglect, poverty, assault and oppression. Mission sponsor, Columbia Credit Union and a host of other community sponsors have helped make the annual luncheon a success year after year.


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Hagg Lake Drowning Info
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/26/14
The lake is closed to the public today but media will have access during the search. Media is instructed to drive to Sain Creek picnic area on SW Westshore Drive where there will be signs directing them to a staging area.

I will be there by 0930, the search will begin about 1000
New Q Corp Public Reports Include Medicare Data to Help Consumers Better Compare the Quality of Health Care in Oregon
Oregon Health Care Quality Corp. - 08/26/14
Reports released today are the first in the U.S. to include Medicare data as part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Qualified Entity Certification Program

PORTLAND, ORE. (August 26, 2014) - The Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation (Q Corp) today released the nation's first public reports on the quality of local primary care that include data provided by Medicare through the Qualified Entity Certification Program, significantly expanding the information consumers can access about the quality of care in Oregon.

Published on Q Corp's Partner for Quality Care website, the reports enable Oregonians to compare how clinics perform in areas such as preventive care, chronic disease care and appropriate use of health care services. The new Medicare data permitted Q Corp to increase the number of clinics in its reports. For example, consumers can now compare the quality of care for heart disease provided by more than twice as many clinics as in the previous report.

Q Corp, a nonprofit organization, has been a leader in the local effort to provide the public with information about the quality of health care delivered in Oregon's clinics and hospitals. In 2008, Q Corp published the first public reports of health care quality for primary care clinics across the state. In recognition of this groundbreaking work, in 2012, Q Corp was one of the first three organizations in the U.S. selected as a Qualified Entity by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This designation permitted it to obtain fee-for-service (FFS) claims data submitted by Oregon clinics to Medicare. The new Medicare data offers information on the quality of health care provided to more than 350,000 Medicare members in Oregon.

"Our organization is dedicated to improving the quality and affordability of health care in Oregon by leading community collaborations and producing unbiased information," says Mylia Christensen, Executive Director at Q Corp. "We are delighted that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has joined our longstanding collaborative efforts so that we can now provide information on the care received by over 2.6 million Oregonians."

Q Corp's public reports on health care quality and utilization are based on claims data contributed by 12 of Oregon's largest health plans, the Oregon Health Authority's Division of Medical Assistance Programs, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This work is guided by a multi-stakeholder measurement and reporting committee that makes decisions about the methodology used to produce the reports. To be included in the report, a clinic must have at least three primary care providers and at least 30 patients who meet the strict criteria to be included in the measures of care. The addition of Medicare FFS claims data allows more clinics to meet the strict threshold of 30 patients in a measure.

Q Corp's public reporting program is also supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) initiative, a program operating in 16 communities across the United States. Q Corp's national recognition also includes designation as a Chartered Value Exchange by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and membership in the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement.

For more information about the public reports available on the Partner for Quality Care website, visit www.PartnerforQualityCare.org. For more information about Q Corp, visit www.Q-Corp.org.

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The Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality and affordability of health care in Oregon by leading community collaborations and producing unbiased information. We work with the members of our community - including consumers, providers, employers, policymakers and health insurers - to improve the health of all Oregonians. For more information, visit www.Q-Corp.org.
Today's Oregon State Fair Highlights: Goat Milking Showdown and the Best of the Breads!
Amber Lindsey PR - 08/26/14
HEADLINING CONCERT: 7 p.m., David Spade, L.B. Day Amphitheater. COST: Limited free general admission seating or $35 for VIP seating.

BOB'S BEST HOME-BAKED BREAD CONTEST: 11:30 a.m., Creative and Artistic Stage, Jackman-Long Building. Bakers are encouraged to enter a fresh-from-the-oven loaf of yeast bread using Bob's Red Mill products. Entries will be accepted between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Staff from the Milwaukee-based mill will judge the entries, awarding cash prizes to 23 first-, second- and third-place winners.

OREGON LEGISLATIVE GOAT MILKING SHOWDOWN: 6 p.m., Forster Livestock Pavilion. Legislators from throughout the state will compete in a test of speed, accuracy and technique to see who can pump the most milk in the allotted time. Competing will be Sen. Peter Courtney, Rep. Vicki Berger, Rep. Betty Komp, Sen. Bill Hansell, Rep. Denyc Boles, Rep. Arnie Roblan and Rep. Val Hoyle.

CONTACT: Amber Lindsey, (503) 730-8157, amber@amberlindseypr.com

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The 149th Oregon State Fair takes place August 22 through September 1, 2014. Fair admission is reduced this year to $8 per person (ages 12 and up) and $6 (ages 6 to 11 and 62 and over). Oregon State Fair thanks its sponsors: Chemeketa Community College, NW Chevy Dealers, CHS Nutrition, Columbia Distributing, Comcast, Dairy Farmers of Oregon, Green Acres Landscape, Inc., Les Schwab, National Guard, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Oregon Lottery, Ricoh, Safeway, Sleep Country USA, and Wilco. Additional information about the fair is available at www.oregonstatefair.org.
Deputies Search for Family of Child that Drowned in Lake (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/26/14
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August 26, 2014--Detectives are searching for the family of a child that apparently drowned in Henry Hagg Lake last evening.

On August 25, 2014, at about 6:09 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies were called to the community of Gaston concerning a small child that was found unconscious in the water. It was reported that people pulled the child from the edge of the lake close to the Sain Creek Picnic Area. They performed CPR until Gaston Fire Department arrived.

Sheriff's Deputies arrived and found the child was pronounced deceased. Sheriff's Deputies searched the area but were unable to locate the child's parents or anyone who had any knowledge of the child. Sheriff's Deputies found a beach towel, cooler, shoes and other personal items on the beach close to where the child was found. There was a vehicle located in the parking lot that was registered to the same person whose belongings were found on the beach. There were no witnesses to the incident. Sheriff's Deputies fear there may be additional drowning victims.

The Newberg Fire Department Dive Team responded to assist the Washington County Sheriff's Marine Patrol search the water for any evidence or possible victims. Sheriff's Office Detectives responded to assist with the investigation. The search was suspended at 10:30 p.m. last night and will resume at about 10:00 a.m. Tuesday. Hagg Lake will be completely closed on Tuesday to allow searchers and investigators uninterrupted access to the lake and surrounding area.

The Washington County Medical Examiner responded and reported no obvious signs of trauma associated with the deceased child. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

The Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to assist with this investigation. If you have any information regarding this case, please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 503-629-0111.


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Possible drowning at Hagg Lake
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/25/14
There is a reported possible drowning of a child at Hagg Lake. Specific datails are unknown. I am heading to the Sain Creek Picnic area now
3 Juveniles Seriously Injured in Single Vehicle Crash - Highway 26 southeast of Madras in Jefferson County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/25/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into an early Monday morning single vehicle traffic crash along Highway 26 about eight miles southeast of Madras. The crash resulted in serious injuries to three juveniles and the death of a dog.

On August 25, 2014 at approximately 3:29 a.m., a 2001 Toyota Camry driven by ROSEBUD WHIPPLE, age 16, from Warm Springs, was traveling westbound on Highway 26 near milepost 8 when it left the roadway and rolled several times. The vehicle came to rest off the highway on its top.

The driver and both passengers were seriously injured. The driver and passenger ANNALISE WHIPPLE, age 13, from Warm Springs, were transported by ground ambulance to St. Charles Hospital in Madras before both being transferred to OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland.

A second passenger, RHIENNA WOLFE, age 16, from Warm Springs, was transported by air ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend.

A dog was found deceased inside the vehicle.

OSP collision reconstructionists, with the assistance of a Bend Police Department reconstructionist, are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. Safety restraint use is not confirmed at this time.

OSP troopers from the Bend and Madras offices were assisted by Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Jefferson County EMS, Jefferson County Fire District #1, and ODOT.

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Train Collides With Semi in Southeast Marion County (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/25/14
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Today at 2:20 p.m., a semi-truck delivering cattle feed to a local farm was struck by a north bound Amtrak Train at a rail crossing on Duckflat Road SE near Pearson Road SE. According to the driver he did not see the train coming and began crossing at the intersection. When the driver finally saw the train he attempted to clear the tracks but it was too late.

The driver Lynn Simonds, age 64 of Salem was not injured and there are no injuries reported on the train. The train sustained damage during the crash but was able to continue on its trip to Portland. The semi-truck sustained heavy damage and will have Duckflat blocked over the next several hours while it is removed.

Mr. Simonds was cited for failing to obey a traffic control device. The speed limit for the tracks in this area is 70 miles per hour. The Sheriff's Office reminds drivers to always follow the posted signs at rail crossings and never proceed until you are certain the tracks are clear.


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Napa quake reminds Oregonians about importance of preparedness (Photo)
Oregon Office of Emergency Management - 08/25/14
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Yesterday's earthquake in Napa is a reminder that we need to be prepared for earthquakes in Oregon.

The magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck Napa, Calif., just north of San Francisco on Sunday morning--collapsing older buildings, sparking fires and causing scores of injuries--fell along a series of cracks in the Earth tied to the famed and feared San Andreas Fault.

The threat is serious in Oregon where offshore earthquakes can be similar to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in 2011, and onshore earthquakes like yesterday's Napa Valley quake vary in intensity, and can strike at any time.

The Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) urges Oregonians to prepare now, have an emergency plan for earthquakes, and build an emergency kit.

"You could be on your own for days or weeks," says Dr. Althea Rizzo, the geologic hazard coordinator for OEM. "It is also important to know earthquakes don't kill many people; it's the structures people are in, on, or around that do the damage."

Many people get seriously injured because they don't know what to do (or not do) during an earthquake. Advance training is your best protection during an earthquake, and for surviving the aftermath.

"Stay calm, inside drop cover and hold on, outside stand away from buildings, trees, telephones, and electric lines," Rizzo added. "Prepare three emergency kits: a go-bag with a minimum of three days (I keep mine in my car), office with a minimum of seven days, and home with a minimum of three weeks."

It is a good idea to include a flashlight with batteries, medication, food, bottled water, and supplies in your emergency kit. Things like battery powered radio, garbage bags, extra set of clothes, and whistle to signal for help.

OEM is asking Oregonians to register for 2014 Great Oregon ShakeOut earthquake drill at: http://shakeout.org/oregon/ .

Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:16 a.m. on Oct. 16 during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills across the nation.

Oregonians can register today. Participating is a great way for your family, business, or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes- wherever you live, work, or travel.

For more information on how to create a plan and build a kit go to: http://www.oregon.gov/omd/oem/plans_train/earthquake/shakygroundmagazine_final.pdf





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A Candaleria Elementary School in student in Salem Ore., participates in an earthquake drill during the Great Oregon Shakeout, Oct. 17,2013, where students drop, cover and hold on prior to evacuating the building after shaking stops. More than 270,000 Oregonians participated in the nationwide drill last year. (Oregon Office of Emergency Management photo by Cory E. Grogan)


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First Friday Event Hosts a Doggie Dress Up Contest on Sept. 5 (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 08/25/14
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The Beaverton Downtown Association invites the public to bring their pooches to a "Doggie Dress-Up" event on Sept. 5 part of the Beaverton First Friday series. The contest will be held on Washington Avenue between second and third streets. The event is free and will have several contests with prize ribbons for our four-legged winners.

"We're partnering with the city to make this a two-day event," said Donna Sanson, Beaverton Downtown Association's (BDA) promotions committee chair. "Winners and their owners will be featured-guests at the annual Beaverton Celebration Pooch Parade the following day on Saturday, Sept. 6."

Judging will begin at 6:30 p.m. First, second, and third place rosette ribbons will be awarded for the best dressed small, medium and large pooches. In addition, a special prize sponsored by Unleashed at Progress Ridge will be given to the dog with best trick. Nature's Pet will also provide goodie bags for the runner up contestants. Participation ribbons will also be given to each dog while supplies last (100 ribbons).

"I'm pleased that the city was able to collaborate with the Beaverton Downtown Association," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "This event will be a great addition to the Beaverton Last Friday festivities!"

During First Friday, there will be performances by The Bodacious Trio at Lanphere Enterprises, the Skip Farmer Duet at Beaverton Bakery and Graceless Lady Trio at Verbena Botanicals

Regular First Friday activities for participating businesses, including art galleries, specialty shops, restaurants, coffee shops, a costume shop, dance studio, healing center and Farmers Market vendors will continue as normal from 5 to 8 p.m. in the area of SW Broadway and SW fourth, between SW Watson & SW Lombard.

First Friday is a BDA event. The BDA and First Friday events are sponsored by the City of Beaverton's Main Street Program.

For more information about First Friday, please visit www.DowntownBeaverton.org or the Main Street program, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/MainStreet.

For more information on the Beaverton Celebration Pooch Parade, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Parade.

In 2014, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. Beaverton also enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov, like the City of Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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Hillsboro police announce arrest in shooting investigation
Hillsboro Police Dept. - 08/25/14
The Washington County Interagency Gang Enforcement Team (IGET) has assumed the lead role in the investigation of the shooting that occurred on Saturday, August 23 at 2400 SE Brookwood Ave. On Sunday, August 24, IGET members arrested Marcos A. TENORIO, age 20, in Cornelius on charges stemming from an incident in that city. Following further investigation into the Brookwood Ave. shooting, IGET members subsequently charged TENORIO on Monday, August 25 with Attempted Murder and Unlawful Use of Weapon. TENORIO remains lodged in the Washington County Jail on these charges.

IGET is an interagency team comprised of members from the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Beaverton Police Department, and Hillsboro Police Department.
ODF Fire Update, Monday, August 25, 2014
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/25/14
NEW FIRES

The Whiskey Creek Fire was reported Sunday burning in grass and timber approximately 10 miles west of LaGrande. The 11-acre fire was contained in initial attack, and is now in patrol status.

FIRE UPDATES

South Fork Complex (partially on ODF protected lands).
These July 31 lightning-caused fires located 20 miles southwest of John Day Oregon now cover approximately 66,126 acres and are 96 percent contained. As of Sunday a local fire management organization took over command of the South Fork Complex from Oregon Team 2.
The fire information number has changed to 541-575-3000.
More information online: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/
www.southforkcomplex.blogspot.com

Deception Creek Complex (USFS) ODF's South Cascade District has been assisting the USFS with suppression activities on this 468-acre fire located west of Oakridge on the Middle Fork Ranger District of the Willamette National Forest.
For more information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4093/

ABOUT THIS UPDATE
ODF is responsible for fire protection on about 16 million acres of private and state-owned forest and grazing land, and on certain other public forestlands including those owned by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in western Oregon. Fires may cross ownerships, and because of the need to share firefighting resources, agencies work closely together.

This update focuses primarily on firefighting activity on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands involving fires 10 acres or larger in size or of other significance. It also reports on ODF's major actions as a partner with other agencies.

FIRES ON OTHER JURISDICTIONS IN OREGON
More information on these fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION & LINKS
ODF maintains a blog at http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/, which includes comprehensive breaking news on wildfires statewide, along with current fire statistics, and a frequently updated Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry.

For information on wildfires in other jurisdictions within Oregon, go to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, http://www.nwccweb.us/ and to the national Incident Information System website at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/. Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

NEWS MEDIA

News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officer, (see below), 24/7 for fire information. The duty officer will call back promptly. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.
Access2Care, intended broker for non-emergency medical transportation, highlights the Community Advisory Council's September 5 public meeting
Health Share of Oregon - 08/25/14
(Portland, OR) - The Community Advisory Council of Health Share of Oregon will hold their monthly public meeting beginning at 12:30pm on Friday, September 5 at the Gregory Forum at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City.

At the September meeting, the Council will get a report by Health Share Project Manager Paul Bollinger on the non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) bid process. This will be followed by a presentation by Rich Eberle, Director of Operations of Access2Care, the organization selected by Health Share and Family Care to be the intended broker of NEMT services in the Tri-County area beginning January 1, 2015.

In addition, Health Share staff Kyna Harris and Sandra Clark will report on the results of the Community Health Plan grant process and its results.

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

Date: Friday, September 5, 2014

Time: Council Meeting: 12:30pm to 2:25pm
Public comment period: 2:25pm to 2:40pm

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

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

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

- About Health Share of Oregon -
Serving over 233,000 members in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties, Health Share of Oregon is a unique community-wide partnership created to ensure quality, cost-effective physical, dental and mental health care for Oregon Health Plan members. Health Share provides an integrated community delivery system with the objective of achieving better care, better health and lower costs for the Medicaid population and for the region.

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

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As seasonal change approaches, don't let your guard down
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/25/14
Whether it's human nature or just wishful thinking, we tend to relax our guard against wildfire this time of year at the first signs of the seasonal transition. In the heart of summer amid triple-digit temperatures, we almost expect raging blazes like the Oregon Gulch Fire that consumed 1,000 acres an hour at its peak. While such extreme fire behavior may be less likely now, the dragon can still breathe flames.

This week, both the Douglas Forest Protective Association and the Oregon Department of Forestry's Southwest Oregon District announced a rise in the Industrial Fire Precaution Level in their jurisdictions due to hot, dry conditions in the forest. A map charting significant fire potential (http://nfdrs.smkmgt.com/sfp/ODF_Significant_Fire_Potential.htm) shows most of the state at "high," with the southwest corner registering "extreme." Lands in either classification can spawn a large, destructive fire.

The potential for dry lightning - the cause of Oregon's largest fires - historically diminishes in late summer. As the threat from Nature recedes, though, human activity comes to the fore as the chief wildfire concern. Forest fuels are still bone-dry and primed to burn. If we take extra care when recreating or working in the forest, human-caused fires can be prevented.

The Keep Oregon Green Association (www.keeporegongreen.org/) offers common-sense advice on how to prevent fires when camping and recreating in the forest.
OAHHS expands team with director of public affairs
Oregon Assn. of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) - 08/25/14
The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) has hired Philip Schmidt as its new director of public affairs. In the newly-created position, Schmidt will develop, coordinate and implement strategic communications for OAHHS focused on the association's proactive public policy agenda, quality and patient safety initiatives, and community outreach programs. Schmidt will also handle media inquiries and press outreach for the organization, which represents all of the 62 community hospitals in Oregon.

"I am honored to join the team at OAHHS and help get the word out about the vital services that Oregon hospitals provide to their communities," said Schmidt. "Oregon's hospitals are tremendous community assets that anchor our fast changing health care system. We need to do all we can to ensure that they remain viable in order to provide the right mix of services in a given community."

Prior to joining OAHHS, Schmidt spent nearly nine years working on Capitol Hill as communications director for a member of the New York Congressional Delegation. He managed all communications for the Representative, and led his DC office as deputy chief of staff. He also spent several years working for a member-based advocacy organization lobbying Capitol Hill.

"We are thrilled to have Philip join the OAHHS team," said Andy Van Pelt, chief operating officer. "With his background working at the intersection of strategic communications and health policy, he will help ensure our members' issues - both successes and challenges - are presented in effective ways to policy makers and to the public."
Five Facing Charges Following Unlawful Killing of Mule Deer Southwest of Pendleton (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/25/14
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Five people are facing wildlife-related charges following an investigation that led to the discovery of the head of a freshly killed mule deer in a vehicle about 9 miles southwest of Pendleton near the Umatilla River.

On August 24, 2014 at approximately 6:07 p.m., an OSP Fish & Wildlife trooper came across Jeep Cherokee with the driver's door ajar parked at the intersection of Speare Canyon Road and Mud Springs Road. The trooper noted an empty gun case and ammunition inside the vehicle. About 2.5 hours later, another Jeep Cherokee arrived at the intersection with five occupants inside. The trooper observed the occupants were in possession of the head of a freshly killed mature buck mule deer.

Subsequent investigation led the trooper to seize the deer head and a rifle, and cite the following 5 individuals:

VANCE TYLER WRIGHT, age 23, from Canyon City (identified as shooter)
* Unlawful Take / Possession of Game Mammal Closed Season
* Unlawful Take / Possession of Buck Deer
* Waste of Game Mammal

KENNAN CARL ADEN WRIGHT, age 21, from Pendleton
* Unlawful Take / Possession of Buck Deer

BRANDON MICHAEL McCONNELL, age 20, from Pendleton
* Unlawful Take / Possession of Buck Deer

FOREST HUNTER JOHNSON, age 19, from Pendleton
* Unlawful Take / Possession of Buck Deer

WHITNEY ANN ANDERSON, age 19, from Pendleton
* Unlawful Take / Possession of Buck Deer

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing Woman and Her Niece
Portland Police Bureau - 08/25/14
Both Tamika and Datisha have been safely located and are no longer missing.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 38-year-old Tamika Bradley and her niece, 2-year-old Datisha Lacy-Bradley.

Tamika picked up her niece, Datisha, from Datisha's mother in Southeast Portland on Sunday August 24, 2014, at 4:00 p.m.

Tamika and Datisha were scheduled to take public transportation to Tamika's mother's house in Vancouver, Washington, and should have arrived at approximately 6:00 p.m., but failed to show at Tamika's mother's house.

Tamika's current address is not known by her family and in the past has had some personal issues that could endanger her health and welfare if they were to return.

There is no information to suspect foul play at this time.

Tamika is described as an African American female, 5'8" tall, 180 pounds, last seen wearing a maroon, knee-length dress.

Anyone seeing Tamika and Datisha should call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information about them is asked to contacted Detective Lori Fonken at (503) 823-1081 or lori.fonken@portlandoregon.gov.

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PCC fifth in nation for total associate's degrees (Photo)
PCC - 08/25/14
PCC President Jeremy Brown hands out diplomas on stage at the Memorial Coliseum during the college’s commencement in June
PCC President Jeremy Brown hands out diplomas on stage at the Memorial Coliseum during the college’s commencement in June
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PORTLAND, Ore. - Community College Week, a national trade publication for two-year colleges, ranked Portland Community College No. 5 in the nation in awarding associate's degrees among two-year schools.

The ranking is part of the publication's annual Top 100 Associate Degree Producers Special Report. PCC also ranked 11th overall when the list combined all four-year universities that offer two-year degrees. The list was compiled from 2012-13 academic year degree completion statistics provided by the U.S. Department of Education. PCC, which awarded 4,217 degrees in 2012-2013, moved up 17 spots from No. 22 last year.

To view the Top 100 Associate Degree Producers Special Report, visit the Community College Week Website.

The move up in degree completion rankings for PCC is part of the college's effort to meet goals set by of Oregon's emphasis on completion and measuring community colleges. It is tied to the state's "40-40-20" initiative (40 percent of the state's adults have four-year college degrees, 40 percent have two-year degrees, and the remaining 20 percent have high school diplomas by 2025). The bottomline is that the state's community colleges must make sure students achieve their goals, by way of earning a certificate, career pathway, associate's degree, or transitioning from developmental education to college level courses.

To help remove barriers to degree completion PCC partnered with Portland State University in 2012 by signing a reverse transfer agreement where PCC recognizes students' past credit work by awarding associate's degrees to those who have already transferred from the college. On top of this, PCC has dual enrollment agreements with PSU, Oregon State University, Oregon Institute of Technology, Concordia University, Western Governors University, Marylhurst University and Linfield College.

"This (change in) ranking demonstrates the dedicated work that has taken place over the past year at every level of the institution," said Chris Chairsell, Vice President of Academic & Student Affair. "PCC faculty and staff are courageous in confronting the data and systematically implementing the best practices that will result in student retention and completion."

Below are the current rankings where PCC made the top-100 in associate's degrees awarded to certain groups and areas among community colleges, compared to its ranking the previous year (2011-12):
* 48th in all disciplines for minority students (99th).
* 2nd in all disciplines for non-minorities (11th).
* 21st in all disciplines for American Indians (39th).
* 17th in all disciplines for Asian Americans (37th).
* 2nd in Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies, and Humanities (17th).
* 10th in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (38th).
* 15th in Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related fields (29th).
* 28th in Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services (NR).

This is the second time in a month PCC has been noted nationally for its work. In July, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden signed H.R. 803, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), and named Portland Community College's Career Pathways Program as one of 30 examples nationwide that are making a difference in job training.


About Portland Community College: PCC is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and 19th largest in the nation, serving approximately 89,903 full- and part-time students. PCC, which is roughly the size of Rhode Island, has three comprehensive campuses, five workforce training and education centers, and 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

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


Attached Media Files: PCC President Jeremy Brown hands out diplomas on stage at the Memorial Coliseum during the college’s commencement in June
Woodlark Building listed in the National Register of Historic Places (Photo)
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 08/25/14
The Woodlark Building
The Woodlark Building
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The Woodlark Building was constructed in 1911-12 in downtown Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon. The nine-story building is sited within the Portland Park Blocks. It is a unique building. Although it has the appearance of an office building, it was originally constructed as a retail and wholesale pharmacy operation for the Woodard, Clarke & Company and Clarke-Woodward Drug Company. The firms were among the most successful pharmaceutical companies in the Pacific Northwest from the late 19th through the early 20th century.

The building was designed by the prominent Portland architecture firm of Doyle, Patterson and Beach in the Commercial style, with an elaborate cornice, prominent entry, and terra cotta detailing. The building's original wood windows remain above the storefront retail and mezzanine levels, which have been remodeled over time.

The structure was part of the major building boom that followed the Lewis & Clark Exposition, held in Portland in 1905, which led to the expansion of the city to the west. The retail and wholesale drug companies were sold in 1924 and the upper floors of the building converted to office space. It has continued in retail and office uses since that time.

Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended the building's nomination in their June 2914 meeting. It is one of nearly 600 historic properties in Portland that are individually listed in the National Register, which is maintained by the National Park Service under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

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


Attached Media Files: National Register nomination , Press Release , The Woodlark Building
Police stepping up enforcement efforts for Labor Day weekend
Forest Grove Police - 08/25/14
The Forest Grove Police Department will have extra personnel assigned to look for impaired drivers and traffic/seat belt violators beginning today and through the Labor Day weekend.

Driver impairment is still one of the most common causes of vehicle crashes. 1 in 3 crash deaths involve impairment from drugs or alcohol and it is during the three day weekends and holiday celebrations that incidents like this increase in frequency.

This traffic enforcement period will include additional overtime shifts for officers who will specifically be looking for traffic violations. This extra enforcement period will last through September 7 and is funded in part by federal overtime grants from the US Department of Transportation.
OSP Trooper's Badge Stolen During Burglary in Government Camp (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/25/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is asking for the public's help to identify the suspect and recover a stolen police badge and ASP expandable baton taken from a trooper's apartment in Government Camp.

August 17 - 20, an unknown person entered an apartment at the Government Camp ODOT compound located along Highway 26 near Timberline Road. The burglary suspect stole a silver OSP badge (#631) and an ASP expandable baton, black in color.

At OSP's request, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office took a burglary report.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect and/or stolen police property is asked to contact Oregon State Police at (503) 731-3030 or Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

A photograph of an OSP badge provided with this release.

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Community Invited to Participate in Bike Beaverton on Sept. 7 (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 08/25/14
The seventh annual Bike Beaverton features a safety rodeo, obstacle course for kids and family-friendly bike ride.
The seventh annual Bike Beaverton features a safety rodeo, obstacle course for kids and family-friendly bike ride.
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The City of Beaverton's Bicycle Advisory Committee is hosting the seventh annual Bike Beaverton event starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7 at City Park (SW 5th Street at Hall Boulevard).

"In Beaverton, we pride ourselves on being an active and bike-friendly community," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "And for the past seven years the Bicycle Advisory Committee has provided us with an outlet to do just that. I encourage everyone to join in on the fun."

The Beaverton Police Department will lead the bike safety rodeo, a bicycle obstacle course for kids, at 1 p.m. The family-friendly bike ride will immediately follow at 2 p.m. The finale of the event will feature a free ice cream social.

All ride participants are required to wear a helmet and complete a participation waiver form. Forms are available online at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Bike and at the event. The NW Bicycle Safety Council will inspect and/or adjust helmets as well as replace damaged helmets prior to the ride.

Bike Beaverton is presented by the City of Beaverton's Bicycle Advisory Committee, and sponsored by Bicycle Transportation Alliance, Bike N' Hike, Northwest Bicycle Safety Council, the Oregonian, Performance Bicycle, and Villasport.

The advisory committee is seeking volunteers for this year's event. Volunteers may be asked to assist with rider registration, serve as stationary corner marshals along the route or ride along with participants. Volunteers would be asked to assist from 12:30 to 4 p.m. If interested, please email contact information to BikeBeaverton2014@gmail.com.

For more information, including route maps, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Bike or contact Todd Juhasz at 503-526-2424.

In 2014, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. Beaverton also enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. For more information, reminders and community news, visit
www.BeavertonOregon.gov, like the City of Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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Attached Media Files: The seventh annual Bike Beaverton features a safety rodeo, obstacle course for kids and family-friendly bike ride.
Grants Pass Man Arrested Following Disturbance at Hemp Expo south of Grants Pass (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/25/14
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A 27-year old Grants Pass man was arrested by Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers early Sunday morning following a disturbance at the Jefferson State Hemp Expo in Josephine County. The man, who was naked and combative, was sedated by medical personnel before transport to a Grants Pass hospital for a medical examination prior to being lodged in jail.

On August 24, 2014 at approximately 12:30 a.m., OSP troopers received a report of an aggressive naked male damaging vehicles and starting fights at a hemp expo located at 14390 Highway 238. When two OSP troopers responded to the scene at 12:40 a.m. they were led to a parking lot in a grass field where four men were restraining a naked, agitated male on the ground. A witness pointed out a vehicle in the parking lot where the suspect, later identified as TIMOTHY A. SEAUX, age 27, heavily damaged the vehicle while two frightened women sat inside.

After taking SEAUX into custody, he became combative and kneed and kicked one of the troopers several times. Following a struggle, the troopers got SEAUX into the back of the patrol car where he continued to kick violently.

Medical personnel had been called to the scene and they concluded that SEAUX should be sedated so he could be transported by AMR ambulance to Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass. Two troopers followed the ambulance to the hospital where they positively identified him while he was being treated by hospital staff.

Later in the morning when the hospital was ready to release him, OSP took him into custody and lodged SEAUX in the Josephine County Jail on the following charges:

* Criminal Mischief in the First Degree
* Menacing
* Assaulting a Public Safety Officer
* Resisting Arrest

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Two Motorcyclists Seriously Injured Following Reported Crashes With Wildlife on Highways
Oregon State Police - 08/25/14
Two serious injury motorcycle crashes this weekend reportedly involving wildlife on the highway are reminders for all vehicle operators to be on alert while traveling.

On August 24, 2014 at approximately 12:24 p.m., a motorcycle operated by TIMOTHY DOBSON, age 53, from Prineville, was southbound on Highway 97 near milepost 226 when a deer entered onto the road. DOBSON tried to swerve and avoid the deer but struck it on the centerline of the highway. The motorcycle fell on its side and slid off the highway where it overturned at least once. DOBSON was seriously injured and transported by air ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend for treatment.

Later that same date at approximately 8:22 p.m., an OSP trooper was dispatched to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg regarding a seriously injured motorcyclist being treated at the hospital. The motorcyclist, MICAH B. RUSSELL, age 28, from Medford, said he was traveling along Highway 42 when he struck a fawn deer and crashed. Subsequent investigation confirmed alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash and RUSSELL was cited and released at the hospital for DUII-Alcohol and Driving While Suspended.

This reminder comes as we approach November, a month which both nationally and locally has the highest number of reported wildlife-related collisions. OSP, ODOT and Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife urge operators to be aware of the possible dangers associated with animals on or near our highways. Extra vigilance is required. The following information may help reduce animal/vehicle incidents:

* The annual deer rut season typically lasts from late October to mid-to-late November, increasing deer activity and increasing the potential for deer to cross roads.
* During the next few months there will be fewer daylight hours and visibility will be challenged by darkness and winter weather conditions.
* Be attentive at all times, especially sunset to sunrise for any potential hazard on or near the highway.
* When driving in areas that have special signs indicating the possible presence of animals/wildlife, please use extra caution because these signs are posted for a reason.
&Two serious injury motorcycle crashes this weekend reportedly involving wildlife on the highway are reminders for all vehicle operators to be on alert while traveling.

No photographs available for this release.

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Come see "Captain America" outdoors at WSU Vancouver Thursday evening
WSU Vancouver - 08/25/14
Vancouver, Wash. - Washington State University Vancouver will show "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" at 8 p.m. Thursday in the outdoor amphitheater. The movie and snacks are free. The event is open to the public. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted to support the Cougar Food Pantry.

About the movie
When a top agent is killed by a mysterious assassin, it's up to Captain America to find the culprit. But when he's branded a traitor by the SHIELD agency, he goes rogue on his quest for justice. Find out if Captain America has what it takes to face off against this lethal killer with a familiar face. "Captain America" is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, gunplay and action. The run time is 136 minutes.

About WSU Vancouver
WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N. E. Salmon Creek Ave., east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205, or via C-Tran bus service. Parking is free after 7 p.m.

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

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Portland small business named finalist in national Wells Fargo contest (Photo)
Wells Fargo - 08/25/14
Carolyn Miye in front of her store.
Carolyn Miye in front of her store.
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PORTLAND, Ore. - Wells Fargo has named the Oodles 4 Kids store in Sellwood as one of 25 finalists in the Wells Fargo Works Project contest, which ran May 1-June 30.

Store owner Carolyn Miye will receive $1,000 and is in the running for one of the five grand prizes of $25,000. Wells Fargo will announce the grand prize winners on Sept. 8.

Oodles 4 Kids was one of more than 3,600 small businesses that entered the national contest. The five grand prize winners will also each receive mentorship and tailored solutions for their business and a $5,000 charitable donation to a non-profit in their community.

Miye worked 20 years in both corporate retail and wholesale as a national sales manager, buyer, product manager and product development merchandiser. She opened Oodles 4 Kids at 7727 SE 13th Ave. two years ago. The store offers quality toys and books that encourage children to play, learn and grow.

The store's mission is to provide the Sellwood community with an opportunity to enrich childhood experiences with both traditional and new toys while also building relationships within the community, said Miye.

"As a shop owner, I am inspired daily by the smiles and laughter of children at play, my conversations with my customers and the satisfaction of being an active member of a wonderfully vital and family-oriented community," said Miye.

"The size of my small shop makes me focus, first and foremost, on my customer's experience," she said. "This connection with my customers is what makes being a toy store owner such a rewarding and satisfying experience, and, I believe, what makes my shop financially successful. As long as I'm connecting with my customers my business will be reflective of their needs."

The Wells Fargo Works Project contest was launched on May 1 in conjunction with the roll out of Wells Fargo Works for Small Business, a broad initiative that delivers resources, guidance and services to help small businesses achieve financial success. Wells Fargo also announced a goal to extend $100 billion in new lending to small businesses by 2018.

"Wells Fargo Works for Small Business was established to demonstrate our commitment to help small businesses across America grow and succeed," said Lisa Stevens, Wells Fargo's head of Small Business. "We are proud to share the story of Oodles 4 Kids as one of our 25 finalists for the Wells Fargo Works Project contest, and congratulate owner Carolyn Miye on this achievement. Her drive and dedication to build a successful small business is inspirational."

Visit WellsFargoWorks.com to review all 25 finalist entries, and learn more about Wells Fargo Works for Small Business.

About Wells Fargo
Serving the Pacific Northwest since 1852, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.6 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 locations, 12,500 ATMs, and the internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. Wells Fargo perspectives and stories are also available at blogs.wellsfargo.com and at stories.wellsfargobank.com.


Attached Media Files: Carolyn Miye in front of her store.
Gresham Police Participate in Nationwide Safety Belt Enforcement blitz
Gresham Police Dept - 08/25/14
Gresham, Ore - The Gresham Police Department will be working with the Oregon Department of Transportation and other local agencies for this year's third safety belt blitz campaign. The safety belt blitz campaign begins on August 25 and ends September 7. It is funded by the USDOT's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the emphasis will be on child safety seats, fitting station referrals, cell phone use and speed enforcement.

During June of 2013, a statewide observation survey of seatbelt use in Oregon was conducted and showed that 98.18% of vehicle occupants were using safety belts, which was an all-time high for Oregon. However, those not using restraints that are involved in traffic crashes are much more likely to be injured or killed than those who are property restrained.

In 2012, 997 child passengers under 8 years old were injured or killed in Oregon motor vehicle crashes. At least 12 of these children were completely unrestrained in vehicles. Furthermore, one in three of these children aged 4 to 8 that should have been riding in child safety seats were improperly restrained with an adult belt system. The proper use of child car seats reduces the likelihood of infants under 1 year old from being killed in a crash by 71%. They also reduce the risk of fatal injuries for toddlers aged 1 through 4 by 54%.

Oregon law requires that children less than 40 pounds be restrained in a child seat and children under one year or weighing less than 20 pounds must be restrained in a rear-facing child seat. Children over 40 pounds must be in either a child seat or a booster seat until they reach 4'9" tall AND the seatbelts in the vehicle fit them correctly.

For information about child safety seats, refer to the seat manufacturer's instructions, the vehicle owner's manual, or go to your local child seat fitting station. Visit the following websites for a list of fitting stations near you: http://www.nhtsa.gov/apps/cps/index.htm or at http://oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources/

Remember, "Click it or Ticket!"
Update: Fatal Traffic Crash - Deer Creek Road east of Selma in Josephine County
Oregon State Police - 08/25/14
Update: Initial investigation indicates the victim, LEX ALAN JOHNSON, was the driver of the vehicle.

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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into an early Sunday morning single vehicle fatal traffic crash near Selma that resulted in the death of a 26-year old Cave Junction man.

On August 24, 2014 at approximately 3:00 a.m., a 1999 Ford F250 four-door pickup with five occupants was traveling westbound in the 6000 block of Deer Creek Road. As the pickup negotiated a sharp left curve, its driver lost control and traveled off the highway where it rolled coming to rest on its top.

One of the occupants, LEX ALAN JOHNSON, age 26, from Cave Junction, was found underneath the pickup and pronounced deceased at the scene. He was not using safety restraints. The vehicle is registered to his family and the lead investigator says information to this point has identified him as the driver.

Another person, LUCAS HARRIS, age 21, was riding in the pickup's bed and ejected. He was picked up by a private party and taken to Three Rivers Community Hospital in Grants Pass with non-life threatening injuries. Three other occupants in the pickup were reportedly not injured. Their names are not available for this release.

OSP troopers from the Grants Pass work site are continuing the investigation. Trooper Cory Sweet is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Illinois Valley Fire District.

No photographs available for release.

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8/27 Photo Op: Lewis & Clark Move-in Day (Photo)
Lewis & Clark - 08/25/14
Move-in Day 2013
Move-in Day 2013
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Lewis & Clark College Move-In Day

Date: Wednesday, August 27

Time: 9-10 a.m.

Visuals:
* Happy students, parents, and returning friends greeting each other on this first day of orientation.
* College administrators, including President Barry Glassner, helping new students lift boxes, carry bags, and move into their residence halls.
* "Welcome" chalk messages will be seen throughout the campus.

Location: Welcome group will be at the front door of Copeland Hall (#45) at 9 a.m. and then move over to Platt-Howard (#43-44) at 9:30 a.m. Campus map can be found here: https://www.lclark.edu/live/files/7676-campus-map

Parking: Parking permits are not required at this time.


Attached Media Files: Move-in Day 2013
American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts partner to offer haircuts to blood and platelet donors
American Red Cross Blood Services - 08/25/14
PORTLAND, Ore., (Aug. 25, 2014) - The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to show that "Saving Lives Never Looked So Good." During the month of September, those who come to give blood or platelets at participating Red Cross blood drives and blood donation centers will receive a coupon for a free haircut.

"We are excited to team up with Sport Clips locations across the country for this national promotion in September," said Jared Schultzman, communications manager, Red Cross Pacific Northwest Blood Services Region. "You can get a fresh new look for free - just for helping save lives through blood donation."

"Sport Clips began our partnership with the Red Cross in the Carolinas in 2009, and we are pleased to grow the program into a nationwide effort," said Martha England, vice president of marketing for Sport Clips. "We look forward to supporting the Red Cross' important mission in September. You'll not only feel good about your contribution, but you'll look good, too!"

Eligible donors can visit redcrossblood.org/sport-clips to find more information about the promotion and to find a participating blood drive.

How to donate blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

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

About Sport Clips Haircuts
Sport Clips Haircuts is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas. It was established in 1993 and started franchising in 1995 by founder and CEO Gordon Logan. The sports-themed haircutting franchise, which specializes in haircuts for men and boys, is ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top 20 "Fastest-Growing Franchises" and in the top 40 in the "Franchise 500." There are currently over 1,200 Sport Clips stores open in the U.S. and Canada. Sport Clips is the "Official Haircutter" of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises, and was named as one of the "Top Franchises for Veterans" by Franchise Business Review. Our "Help A Hero" program has raised more than $2 million to help deployed and hospitalized U.S. service members call home through the VFW's Operation Uplink(TM) and provide scholarships for veterans transitioning to a civilian career. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing's NASCAR drivers Denny Hamlin and Elliott Sadler and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit sportclips.com.

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Get Ready at Eight Statewide Events During National Preparedness Month (Photo)
NW Natural - 08/25/14
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American Red Cross, Fire Depts., NW Natural, and Community Partners Host Free Events in September


PORTLAND, Ore. - The American Red Cross and NW Natural are teaming up during National Preparedness Month to help Oregonians and Southwest Washingtonians prepare for a natural disaster or emergency. During the month of September, Get Ready events will be held in the eight communities of Portland, Vancouver, Salem, Albany, The Dalles, Seaside, Lincoln County, and Coos Bay.

The events are free to the general public. The first 100 families will receive small Red Cross emergency kits. Free lunch will be provided at most locations, as well as safety demonstrations, kids' activities and materials from local emergency groups. There is no need to register; attendees can just show up.

"These community gatherings are fun and a great way to introduce family conversation about what to do, where to go and who to rely on should a disaster occur," said Cara Sloman, regional disaster program officer for the American Red Cross Cascades Region. "A wealth of resources are on site at each event, thanks to the coordinating efforts of NW Natural."

Here are the details on who will be joining the American Red Cross Cascades Region and NW Natural for each event:


* Get Ready Portland, September 6 --Unthank Park, 510 N Shaver St., Portland, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., joined by Portland Fire & Rescue, Multnomah County Office of Emergency Management, Portland Bureau of Emergency Management, Portland Police, DOGAMI, Legacy Emanuel Hospital, AMR, Oregon Food Bank and Self Enhancement Inc.

* Get Ready Vancouver, September 6 - NW Natural and the Red Cross will have our Get Ready table at CRESA's Community Expo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Note: we are not providing free lunch at this event).

* Get Ready Coos Bay, September 13 - Coos Bay Fire Station on Elrod Ave. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., joined by Coos Bay Fire Department, Coos County Emergency Management, Coos Bay Police, North Coos 911 Center, Bay Cities Ambulance, South Coast Preppers, Hazmat Team 15, Coast CPR, Pacific Power, Car Seat Coalition, Coos County Assessor's Office, Salvation Army, Bay Area Hospital and more.

* Get Ready Salem, September 20 -- Salem Riverfront Park, North Meadow, Rotary Pavilion, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., joined by Salem Fire Department, Salem CERT, Oregon Office of Emergency Management, Rural/Metro Ambulance, Salem Health, and Polk County Sheriff Marine Patrol.

* Get Ready The Dalles, September 20 - Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue, 1400 W 8th St., The Dalles, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., joined by Wasco County Sheriff's Office, CERT, Medical Reserve Corps, Lifeflight, Food Bank, OSU Extension Service and SERVPRO.

* Get Ready Albany, September 27 - Gibson Hill, 2880 Gibson Hill Road, Albany, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., joined by Linn County Emergency Management, Linn County CERT, Linn County Medical Reserve Corp, Albany Fire Dept., Albany Police, Mid-Valley LEPC, Linn County, Amateur Radio, the local food bank, humane society and more.


* Get Ready North Coast, September 27 - Seaside Fire Dept., 150 South Lincoln, Seaside, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. joined by Seaside Fire Department, Oregon Office of Emergency Management, Lutheran Disaster Response, Clatsop County Amateur Radio Emergency Services, and Clatsop County Emergency Management.

* Get Ready Lincoln County, September 27 - North Lincoln Fire & Rescue District #1, Taft Fire Hall, 4520 SE Hwy 101, Lincoln City, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., joined by North Lincoln Fire & Rescue, Lincoln City Police and Lincoln County Sheriff, CERT, United States Coast Guard, SERVPRO, Lincoln City Electronic Super Store, Lincoln County School district and more.


"We're pleased to host a series of readiness events with the Red Cross for the third year in a row," said Von Summers, NW Natural community affairs manager. "Safety is a top priority for NW Natural and we want to help our communities prepare for any natural disaster that might occur."


About NW Natural

NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and provides natural gas service to about 697,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Oregon and Southwest Washington. It is the largest independent natural gas utility in the Pacific Northwest. Additional information is available at www.nwnatural.com.


About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at blog.redcross.org.

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End Summer the Right Way: Drive Safely to Save Lives this Labor Day Holiday Weekend (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/25/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP), Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), and law enforcement agencies in Oregon are continuing a nationwide effort to prevent traffic crashes by targeting impaired drivers during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. The nationwide "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign aims to keep those driving, riding or walking on or along our roadways safe.

Again this Labor Day holiday weekend - the second deadliest major holiday period for highway travelers in Oregon - OSP will put all available sworn personnel assigned to field operations on the road Friday, August 29, to supplement local highway safety efforts. OSP Field Operations Major Travis Hampton said troopers will target crash-causing violations, many of which have a nexus to fatal and serious injury collisions.

Last year during the 2013 Labor Holiday 78-hour reporting period, two people died in traffic crashes on Oregon roads and OSP troopers made 54 DUII arrests. This year's reporting period starts 6:00 p.m., Friday, August 29, and concludes Monday, 11:59 p.m., September 1.

To put it in perspective, Hampton pointed out that throughout the year, someone is killed on a road in the United States in an alcohol-impaired-driving crash every 51 minutes.

"Over the Labor Day weekend, that statistic jumps to one death nationally every 34 minutes," said Hampton. "We hope the message to drive safe, alert, rested, and sober, backed by increased enforcement efforts, will be remembered and all drivers will drive safely to save lives."

Since August 15, Oregon troopers, deputies and city police officers have been targeting aggressive, dangerous, distracted, impaired and other drivers affecting safety on our roads. This "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign concludes at the end of the holiday period.

In addition to the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign, participating Oregon law enforcement agencies will be in the midst of another "Click It or Ticket" campaign (August 25 - September 7) to keep people buckled up and children in the right size and type child safety seat. OSP and other law enforcement agencies use overtime grant funds to increase enforcement efforts targeting impaired drivers and unbuckled adults and children, and to get drivers to obey speed laws on Interstate and secondary state highways.

According to ODOT's Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), a brief look at Labor Day holiday traffic crash statistics in Oregon since 1970 indicates:

* Fatalities average seven each year in Oregon over this holiday weekend.
* Since record-keeping began, more than 280 people have died during this holiday period, making it the second deadliest major holiday of the year.
* Alcohol is a contributing factor in over half of the traffic fatal crashes.
* The highest number of traffic fatalities occurred in 1978 when 17 people died.
* Oregon has never experienced a fatal-free Labor Day holiday weekend. Single fatality reporting periods occurred in 1999, 2001, 2002, and 2010.

Drunk driving takes a particularly heavy toll during nighttime and among young drivers, and age group that is often most at risk. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), among 18- to 34-year old drivers killed in motor vehicle crashes during the 2012 Labor Day weekend, almost half (45%) were alcohol-impaired. More than three-fourths of all drunken driving-related fatal crashes during the holiday weekend happened between 6:00 p.m. and 5:59 a.m. each day.

The Oregon State Police, Oregon State Sheriff's Association, Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police, and Oregon Department of Transportation offer the following safety reminders for holiday travel:

* Be watchful for emergency vehicles and workers. MOVE OVER if you are approaching any type of emergency vehicle, tow truck or roadside assistance vehicle which is stopped on the roadside with emergency lights activated.
* Get rested before you are tested. Fatigued drivers are more frequent during holiday weekends because of increased travel and activity. Allow plenty of time to reach your destination.
* Stay up to date on road conditions by visiting TripCheck.com or calling 5-1-1. Outside Oregon, dial (503) 588-2941. In work zones, even when workers are not present, all speed limits still apply and fines double. Inactive work zones still have equipment, detours, and incomplete changes in the roadway so drivers need to slow down and be alert.
* Share the road. Watch for bicyclists and pedestrians, especially at night. Bicyclists and pedestrians need to make sure motorists can see them, and motorists needs to make sure they are seen.
* Watch out for motorcyclists, especially if the weather is nice.
* Buckle up every trip, every time. Be sure to use child safety seats correctly.
* Avoid distractions; don't use a mobile device while driving.
* Drive sober or let someone who is sober drive.

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

For help with child seats or additional "best practice" information, refer to the seat manufacturer's instructions, vehicle owner's manual or call ACTS Oregon Child Safety Seat Resource Center at (503) 643-5620 in Portland or (877) 793-2608.

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OHPB/Early Learning Council joint subcommittee to meet September 8
Oregon Health Authority - 08/25/14
August 25, 2014



Oregon Health Policy Board/Early Learning Council joint subcommittee to meet September 8 in Portland

What: The Oregon Health Policy Board/Early Learning Council Joint Subcommittee will meet Monday, September 8 in Portland. The primary focus of this meeting will be to provide an update on Early Learning Hubs and cross-system kindergarten readiness efforts, and to discuss screening tools for family well-being. Public testimony will not be heard during the meeting.

When: Monday, September 8, 9 a.m. to noon

Where: 800 NE Oregon Street, Room 1E, Portland, OR 97232

Agenda:

-- Early Learning Hub updates;

-- Screening for family well-being;

-- Kindergarten readiness update;

-- Child and Family Well-being Measurement workgroup;

-- Transformation Center updates.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for people requesting assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters or large-print materials. Those needing accommodations, please call the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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CRESA Kicks off #30Days30Ways Preparedness Challenge September 1st
Clark Regional Emergency Services (CRESA) - 08/25/14
August 25, 2014

Eric Frank, Emergency Management Coordinator and Public Information, eric.frank@clark.wa.gov 360-601-8962

#30Days30Ways Contest Begins Sept 1st

September is the 11th Annual National Preparedness Month which means that public safety agencies are busy working on a number of events to ensure that their communities are educated, informed and ready to face any type of crisis situation. This year's national theme is "Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare!"

This year, CRESA will help You take action as we launch the fifth year of our huge online social media game called the 30 Days, 30 Ways Preparedness Challenge which has its own website. Game rules can be found at www.30days30ways.com.

Being prepared for emergencies should be as common as wearing your seatbelt, and yet nearly every emergency preparedness survey conducted over the past 11 years indicates that 40-80% of people are unprepared to face certain hazards.

Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) created this 30-day contest in September 2010 and have, in the last 4 years, recorded the completion of over 10,000 readiness tasks from players in 36 states, 1 territory and 13 countries.

Players are given a daily challenge at 7:00 a.m. PDT each morning. Players may submit replies to each of the tasks involved throughout the month to either Facebook, Twitter, commenting on the 3O Days Blog or by email. Players can choose to play as many days as they would like throughout the month. Players may also catch up and complete past tasks for the month if they miss a day. All tasks will be short and will not require a significant amount of time to complete.

CRESA's primary goal is for people to share information about emergency preparedness, on social media, to reach people who may not otherwise think about being ready for disasters. Through sharing and re-sharing information, it is vital for people to think about these interesting themes.

Submissions will be reviewed for their creativity, relativity to the task and its evident popularity online. Thanks to generous sponsors, winners will be selected and rewarded with gift cards to Amazon. There will also be 2 Grand Prize winners, based on overall play and creativity selected in October, who will win a $50 Amazon card.

This game sparks great conversations and is a wonderful platform for neighborhoods, scouts, schools and workplaces. Let it help you "Be Disaster Aware..." to "Take Action to Prepare!"


Attached Media Files: 2014-08/561/77165/30Days30Ways_Press_Release_CRESA_2014.pdf
Police Still Seeking Tips to Solve 2013 Homicide - Crime Stoppers Featured Case #13-32 (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/25/14
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Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, are asking for the public's help in solving a triple shooting and homicide in Northeast Portland.

On November 9, 2013, at 12:45 a.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of a large fight and riot outside the Fontaine Bleau Nightclub, located at 237 Northeast Broadway.

Officers arrived to find a crowd of 75-100 people involved in a disturbance and 30-year-old Durieul Joseph Harris suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Harris died at the scene and officers learned that two other people suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds during the disturbance.

Homicide detectives have conducted several interviews related to the shootings but believe that many other people fled the scene without talking to police and may have critical information to help solve this case.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the investigators.

Anyone with second-hand information is asked to share it with police.

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

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

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

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

Investigator:
Det. Michele Michaels
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-0692
michele.michaels@portlandoregon.gov

Det. Bryan Steed
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-0395
bryan.steed@portlandoregon.gov

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Workplace safety conference coming to Medford
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 08/25/14
(Salem) - Employers and employees are invited to attend the annual Southern Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Conference Oct. 15-16, 2014, at the Smullin Health Education Center in Medford. The event, themed "The Business of Safety," will include more than 20 sessions on topics ranging from safety leadership to workplace violence.

Oregon's Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA), a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, encourages workers and employers to attend this event to help improve safety and health performance. Employee involvement is a major step in reducing injuries and accidents, and decreasing workers' compensation costs.

Keynote speaker Anil Mathur will talk about creating and sustaining a safety culture through his experience as president and CEO of the Alaska Tanker Company. In 2005, Mathur was named one of the National Safety Council's "CEO's Who Get It."

"Every company with a long-term, successful safety record ultimately has to deal with the potential for complacency setting in," Mathur said. "My presentation will address how, over a decade, success was achieved in a harsh working environment, and I'll detail what strategies we are using to ensure complacency does not take over."

Erike Young, the global safety manager at Google and Region 1 vice president for the American Society of Safety Engineers, is another featured speaker at the event. Young will discuss enterprise risk management - the operational, financial, strategic, and reputational risks to an organization.

Some of the other conference topics include:
* Successful safety committee operations
* Risk management fundamentals
* Electrical safety
* Fall protection basics
* Exhibits showcasing the latest in safety and health products and services

Registration for the conference is $130. Single-day conference attendance is $90. For more information about the conference or to register, call Oregon OSHA's Conference Section, 503-378-3272 or 888-292-5247, and select option one, or visit the Conferences webpage at www.orosha.org/conferences.

The conference is a joint effort of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Southern Oregon Chapter and Oregon OSHA.

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Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, enforces the state's workplace safety and health rules and works to improve workplace safety and health for all Oregon workers. The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, visit www.orosha.org.
Red Cross responds to a single-family fire in Portland, OR.
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/25/14
A single-family fire occurred at the corner of 117Th and Ackley in Portland,OR.
A Red Cross Disaster Assistance Team responded.
The fire displaced four adults.
Lodging, comfort kits and disaster mental health and disaster health services information were provided.
Sheriff's Office Adding Patrols Over Holiday Weekend (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/25/14
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Beginning August 29th and running through the holiday weekend, the Marion county Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team will be adding extra patrols to our roadways. During their patrols deputies will be focusing on DUII detection throughout Marion County as well as a targeted operation focused on seatbelt usage.

The seatbelt operation will be held on August 29th from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the intersection of Lancaster Drive NE and Silverton Road NE. This intersection has been selected due to its high number of motor vehicle crashes reported. These patrols are specifically centered around holiday weekends to enhance safety on our roadways for the citizens of Marion County. The patrols are made possible through grants from the Oregon State Sheriff's Association and the Oregon Department of Transportation.


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Kelso Schools are proactive towards higher graduation rates
Kelso Sch. Dist. - 08/25/14
Kelso, WA - (Monday, August 25, 2014) This week the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) will release Washington schools' graduation and dropout rates for the previous school year. Kelso School District will show high school graduation rates slightly down for 2012/2013, unlike the steady trend of improvement over the last decade.

"While this is only one strip of data, the District is never satisfied with these results," explained Superintendent Glenn Gelbrich. "The Kelso School District is committed to addressing the needs of every student that walks into the classroom and helping guide them to success."

Principal John Gummel has been proactive by encouraging staff to reach for a 100% graduation rate. "We talk about 100% all the time," he said, "that's our commitment and our goal: to meet each student early on and at their need level."

Kelso High School staff and counselors are attentive to catch warning signs early. When freshman and sophomores begin falling behind teachers make it a priority to identify the need right away. "We find that once a student reaches their junior or senior year and realize they are behind their attitude shifts towards thinking graduation is unattainable," explains Gummel. "That's why recognizing warning signs early and establishing a plan for success is key to keeping students on the track towards graduation."

In Kelso, students that are not on the typical path to graduation can choose to attend the Loowit School, the district's alternative program. In addition, dedicated counselors and staff are readily available to work with students to keep them on track to graduation and pay close attention to students who may need more intensive help and time.

Kelso is also committed to generating awareness in our early learners. At the end of each school year Kelso High School graduates return to their respective elementary schools to walk the halls in their caps and gowns and explain the importance of graduation. This gives graduates an opportunity to also thank the teachers that molded them into successful young adults.

In addition, the District's Strategic Plan, Roadmap for Results, displays a laser-like focus on college and career readiness beginning with middle school students. The district has been making an effort to infuse classroom curriculum with job skills and college prep learning that will help students with life after high school.

"The District fully supports the strong efforts the high school staff and Principal Gummel have implemented over the years," explained Superintendent Gelbrich. "With an unwavering commitment to every Kelso student, I am confident we will see gains in the coming year and get back on the trend of an upward slope."

For more information on our programs please visit the Kelso School District website or contact the District office at 360.501.1900.


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Today's Oregon State Fair Highlights: pie eating and blues jamming!
Amber Lindsey PR - 08/25/14
HEADLINING CONCERT: 7 p.m., The Fab Four, L.B. Day Amphitheater. COST: Limited free general admission seating or $20 for VIP seating.

WILLAMETTE VALLEY PIE COMPANY PIE EATING CONTEST: 5 p.m., Creative and Artistic Stage, Jackman-Long Building. The first to finish a mini marionberry pie will win fame and prizes. Eight contestants compete in each of three age groups (child, teen and adult). Space is limited; participants are encouraged to sign-up early.

NW SONGWRITER SESSIONS PRESENTS BLUES IN THE GARDEN: 4:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. today through Wednesday, August 27, Garden Stage. This live acoustic blues show will be aired on Capitol Community Television (CCTV). Today's show features Portland-area artists Lucy Hammond and Ben Rice. The program is part of the Classic Cars, Brews & Blues event happening throughout fair in the The Garden presented by Green Acres Landscape.

CONTACT: Amber Lindsey, (503) 730-8157, amber@amberlindseypr.com

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The 149th Oregon State Fair takes place August 22 through September 1, 2014. Fair admission is reduced this year to $8 per person (ages 12 and up) and $6 (ages 6 to 11 and 62 and over). Oregon State Fair thanks its sponsors: Chemeketa Community College, NW Chevy Dealers, CHS Nutrition, Columbia Distributing, Comcast, Dairy Farmers of Oregon, Green Acres Landscape, Inc., Les Schwab, National Guard, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Oregon Lottery, Ricoh, Safeway, Sleep Country USA, and Wilco. Additional information about the fair is available at www.oregonstatefair.org.
Falling PowerLine Complicates Early Morning SE Portland House Fire
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/25/14
Portland Fire & Rescue crews are currently working on the scene of a residential fire at SE 117th Ave and Ankeny Street.

Upon arrival, fire crews reported heavy fire from the side of the building in the carport, extending into the eaves of the home. Careful examination revealed that the drop line from the electrical service was impinged by fire, and shortly after it was reported dropped to the ground on top of a car near firefighters.

A cursory search of the home revealed that there were no occupants, however one cat was removed from the fire. A second cat is still accounted for.

Two adults have been displaced by this fire, and are being assisted by the Red Cross.

An investigator is responding to determine cause and damage estimates.

Updates and photos will be posted as they are received.
Red Cross responds to a fire in Creswell, OR
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/25/14
A single-family house fire occurred in the 33000 block of Martin Road in Creswell,OR
A Red Cross DAT consisting of Karen Johnson and Don Burkhalter responded.
Two adults, two kids and five pets were impacted.
Lodging, food, comfort kits and disaster mental health and disaster health services information were provided.
Clackamas County SWAT Team arrests barricaded wanted subject (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/25/14
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On 08-24-14 at about 6:00 pm, a Clackamas County Sheriff's Deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on a red 1990 Ford pickup truck with a motorcycle in the cargo area. The driver did not stop, resulting in a short pursuit. The driver was stopped by a dead end street in the 8800 block of SE Jannsen Rd, and nearly drove over a parking curb.
The driver, who was identified ad David Shawn Oroke, a 43 year old male from the Milwaukie area, fled on foot. The deputy gave chase around an apartment building, but lost sight of him after rounding several corners. Other residents of the apartment complex indicated to the Deputy they had seen the suspect run into an apartment.
The apartment renters, who were known to Mr. Oroke, came out of the apartment, and confirmed for Sheriff's Dputies that Mr. Oroke was still inside the apartment. Multiple attempts were made to contact Mr. Oroke inside the apartment, but he refused to come out.
The Clackamas County SWAT team was activated to assist in the apprehension of Mr. Oroke. After additional attempts at negotiating with Mr. Oroke were unsuccessful, chemical munitions were delivered into the apartment, which encouraged Mr. Oroke to surrender.
Mr. Oroke was taken into custody and transported to the Clackamas County Jail, where he was lodged on several outstanding arrest warrants, including Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Failure to Appear, and Possession of Methamphetamine. Additional charges of Attempting to Elude a Peace Officer and Reckless Driving will be referred to the District Attorney's Office.


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08/24/14
Man and Dogs Rescued by Area Fire Deparments
East (Clark) County Fire & Rescue - 08/24/14
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

East County Fire and Rescue (ECFR), along with the Clark County Sheriff's Office, Vancouver Fire Department, Clark County Fire District #6 and Camas/Washougal Fire and Rescue responded to the following event at approximately 10:54 hours on Sunday 8/24/2014:

A 57-year old Clark County resident became stuck in a deep ravine just east of 40112 SE 80th Street, Washougal. The man was reportedly not injured; however, he was unable to navigate the steep hillside to return to his property. The gentleman was attempting to retrieve his St. Barnard and a Golden Retriever that had run-off and became stuck in the same ravine about 4:00 PM Saturday. This area encompasses the western portion of Cape Horn, just inside Clark County, and enjoys steep canyons and draws directly north of State Highway 14, about three miles east of Washougal, WA.

This gentleman, and his wife, attempted to locate their dogs until approximately midnight on Saturday. They then began to search again early this morning. The Clark County Sheriff's Office had been notified on Saturday evening of the situation and were advised, by the property owners, that they would call if they needed additional help.

East County Fire and Rescue was requested to respond, this morning, after the gentleman was unable to navigate the approximately 60-70% slope and underbrush found in the ravine. ECFR requested the Clark County Technical Rescue Team responded to the location. Access was difficult and 4x4 vehicles had to be utilized to provide access for responders and equipment. With the use of rope extrication equipment, both the male subject and his two dogs were retrieved from approximately 190 feet down into the ravine.

There were no injuries to the involved party, his dogs, or First Responders.

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For More Information Contact Captain Wes Long
East County Fire & Rescue
360.210.4837


Attached Media Files: 2014-08/3603/77156/Press_Release_8-24-14_(SE_80th_Street_Rescue)_revision1.doc
Cap exercise photo captions
Oregon Civil Air Patrol - 08/24/14
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Two CAP officers discuss an upcoming flight as part of the CAP SAREX this weekend. 2d Lt Quinn Stutheit, standing, is the pilot. 1st Lt Chris Taylor is  the flight  release officer in the mission base.

Two Cadets assist in mission base activities by plotting search activity on a wall map.  Left is Cadet Staff Sgt Stephanie Long of the Salem Squadron, and right is Cadet Airman First Class Alexander Yegorov of the Washington County Squadron.

This CAP aicraft, a Cessna 182, is being inspect by two U.S. Air Force officers in town for the evaluated SAREX.  In the orange safety vest is Lt Col Tom Traver, a Public Information Officer for CAP.
Head-On MVA Sends Multiple Patients To Hospital (Photo)
Marion Co. Fire Dist. #1 - 08/24/14
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On Sunday August 24th, 2014 Marion County Fire District #1 Firefighters were called to a head on MVA at Portland Rd NE and Scott Ave @ 130pm. While enroute Firefighters were told a small child had been ejected from one of the cars. Upon arrival Firefighters found two cars with significant damage. Upon further investigation Firefighters found a small child outside the vehicle being held by parents. Witnesses onscene stated the child was thrown from the vehicle upon impact. Paramedics quickly assessed the child, entered her in the state trauma system and transported her to Salem Hospital. Three additional minor injury patients were taken by ambulance to Salem Hospital. Accident is being investigated by OSP. Portland Rd was closed during the incident. Marion County Fire District #1 sent (3) Engine Companies, (2) Ambulances, (1) Heavy Rescue and (1) Battalion Chief. Fire companies work in coordination with OSP, ODOT and MCSO.


Attached Media Files: Car MVA 1 , Car MVA
Oregon Civil Air Patrol Completes State Wide USAF Evaluated Exercise (Photo)
Oregon Civil Air Patrol - 08/24/14
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More than 85 people gathered to conduct search-and-rescue exercises for the last three days as the Oregon Wing of Civil Air Patrol conducted a training evaluated by the U.S. Air Force.

CAP members reported to Aurora State Airport and two staging areas in Bend and Medford to conduct search and public-assistance missions. Missions ranged from photographing geological formations, public utility structures, roads and bridges to transporting state emergency and law enforcement officials.

Highly trained flight crews, mission base personnel and several ground teams in vehicles performed these activities based on scenarios such as a volcanic eruptions, a missing aircraft and pilot, a search for a vehicle and a transport trip. Practicing search and rescue and missions of benefit to our community, state and nation happens monthly during good flying weather for Oregon members of CAP, which is the volunteer auxiliary to the U.S. Air Force.

Events were coordinated from the Mission Base in Aurora. Oregon CAP members who are trained to Federal Emergency Management Administration standards run the events. Others come from Air Force bases across the United States and other Civil Air Patrol Wings to evaluate the performance of the Oregon Wing personnel. Five Cessna 182 single-engine aircraft were engaged in the training Saturday. CAP also has vehicles, from four-wheel drives to 12-passenger vans and a state-wide radio network that it utilizes for the training events.

Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the US Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with more than 61,000 members nationwide. Perhaps best known for its search-and-rescue efforts, CAP flies more than 85 percent of all federal inland search-and-rescue missions directed by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fl. Nearly 100 people are saved each year by CAP members.

CAP performs several missions in direct support of the U.S. Air Force. Specifically, CAP conducts light transport, communications support, and low-altitude route surveys. CAP also provides orientation flights for AFROTC cadets. Joint U.S. Air Force and CAP search-and-rescue exercises provide realistic training for missions.

Another important service CAP performs is disaster-relief operations. CAP provides air and ground transportation and can utilize its extensive communications network. Volunteer members fly disaster-relief officials to remote locations and provide manpower and leadership to local, state and national disaster-relief organizations. CAP has formal agreements with many government and humanitarian relief agencies including the American Red Cross, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety Board and the U.S. Coast Guard.

CAP has been performing these "Missions For America" for more than 70 years since it's founding just prior to WWII on December 1st, 1941. For additional information on CAP, please visit our national website at www.gocivilairpatrol.com.


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Fire Destroys Boat and Burns Dock at Hagg Lake (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/24/14
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August 24, 2014--A boat caught fire and destroyed part of the boat dock at Henry Hagg Lake. There was significant damage, fortunately there were no injuries.

On August 24, 2014, at about 10:13 a.m., Sheriff's Marine Patrol Deputies responded to boat ramp "C" at Henry Hagg Lake in the community of Gaston, concerning a fully engulfed boat fire. The fire was reportedly also burning part of the boat dock.

Sheriff's Marine Patrol Deputies arrived and found a 1978 Mantaray fiberglass boat tied to the boat dock, burnt down to the water line. The boat dock was made of a composite plastic material and the fire destroyed a 30 foot section from the intense heat. Gaston Fire Department responded to extinguish the fire.

Deputies contacted the boat operator, Stephen Graham, 50, from Saint Helens. Mr. Graham told the deputies that when he started the boat engine, it backfired causing the fire. He discharged his fire extinguisher, but the fire spread too rapidly and the heat drove others back until the fire department arrived.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol conducts over 1200 boat safety examinations every year. Adequate life jackets, a horn or whistle, proper engine ventilation, a clean "backfire flame arrester" and a fire extinguisher are some of the safety equipment required on motorized boats. The flame arrester is designed to cool and disperse the flame in the event of an engine backfire. There was a flame arrester on the engine. Deputies could not confirm the operating condition because the intense heat destroyed the device.

Park officials estimate the damage to the boat dock will exceed $50,000. Boat ramp "C" will remain open, traffic will be slowed from three to two lanes for the remainder of the season.


Attached Media Files: Burnt Boat and Dock , Burning boat
Update #2: Names Released - Fatal Bicycle-Involved Crash - Interstate 84 westbound west of Hood River (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/24/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Sunday morning's fatal bicycle-involved crash that resulted in the death of a 52-year old Mosier resident along westbound Interstate 84 at the Viento State Park interchange west of Hood River. The names of the victim and driver are released in this update. The completed investigation will be forwarded to the Hood River County District Attorney's Office for review and consideration of enforcement action.

On August 24, 2014 at approximately 6:20 a.m., ELLEN DITTEBRANDT, age 52, from Mosier, was riding a bicycle westbound along Interstate 84 approaching the off ramp near milepost 56 to Viento State Park. A 2014 Ford pickup driven by JOHN C. ALLMAN, age 55, from NW Portland, was also westbound when it traveled onto the shoulder and struck the bicycle from behind, ejecting DITTEBRANDT to where she came to rest in the left westbound lane. The pickup came to rest in the westbound traffic lanes.

DITTEBRANDT, who was wearing a helmet, was pronounced deceased at the scene. She was a Mosier firefighter/EMT and a local artist, and in 2010 selected as Mosier's firefighter of the year.

ALLMAN was not injured and is cooperating with the investigation.

OSP troopers from The Dalles Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Senior Trooper Mike Holloran is the lead investigator. Driver fatigue has been identified as a contributing factor. Daylight conditions existed at the time of the crash and traffic was light.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Hood River County Sheriff's Office, Cascade Locks Fire Department, and ODOT. The westbound lanes were closed about 90 minutes before one lane was open while investigators continued working at the scene.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates each year drowsy driving results in 1,550 deaths and 71,000 injuries, with 55% of these crashes involving drivers 25 years old and younger. Drowsiness causes: slow reaction times, impaired judgment and vision, decline in attention, decreased alertness, increased moodiness and aggressive behavior, problems with processing information and short term memory.

OSP & ODOT urges drivers to remain alert for all highway users, including vulnerable users such as bicyclists and pedestrians, and to watch for early warning signs of fatigue. ODOT has posted on their website safety information related to drowsy driving including signs of fatigue and tips of what to do if you are getting drowsy while driving at:
http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/Pages/news/Drowsy_Driving.aspx

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Red Cross responds to an apartment fire in Albany, OR
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/24/14
An apartment fire occurred in an apartment in the 300 block of SE Western Street in Albany, OR
A Red Cross DAT team consisting of Frank Spanner and Brandt van Soolen responded.
Food, clothing, shoes, comfort kits and information about disaster services and disaster health services were provided.
Lodging was provided by the Albany Fire Department
update#3:drowning victim located: victim ID:Divers unable to locate victim search continue tomorrow...Cowlitz and Clark Counties conducting Searh and Rescue for Missing Swimmer on Yale Lake
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/24/14
8-24-14 1:30pm. Divers located the victim from yesterdays drowning shortly before noon. Skamania County Sheriff's Office sent 6 divers and a boat. Clark County Sheriff sent two boats and Cowlitz County Sheriff sent one boat and Cowlitz Dive Rescue sent two divers. The family was notified.

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8-23-14 11:30pm. The victim that is missing and presumed drowned is Stephen. W. Rilea. 22 years. Of Vancouver, Wa.

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Update 8-23-14 7:30 pm.. divers from Cowlitz Dive were unable to locate the victim after 2 dives spent over an hour under water searching for the victim.

The search will resume tomorrow morning with divers and boats from the Cowlitz Clark and Skamania county dive rescue teams.

We will release the name of the victim in a few hours.

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et 11:38 AM this morning, the Cowlitz County 911 center received a call from Beaver Bay Campground that a 22 year old male was seen swimming in Yale Lake near the park entrance and had gone under water about 50 feet from shore and not come up. A Clark County Sheriff's Boat was dispatched along with fire units and Cowlitz County Sheriff's Deputies and Cowlitz County Dive Rescue. At this time, Search and Rescue operations are still ongoing. The subject's identity is known but is not being released at this time.
Further updates will be published should there be a successful recovery or a suspension of Search and Rescue Operations for the evening.
UPDATE: Man missing from Gresham found in Lane County
Gresham Police Dept - 08/24/14
Date: August 24, 2014
Case #14-709382

Gresham, Ore.-On August 21, 2014, 51 year-old Scott Allen was reported missing from an adult care facility in Gresham. He is deaf and only communicates through American Sign Language.

On August 24, 2014 at 11:30 AM a Lane County Sheriff's Deputy located Allen while responding to a call of a disoriented man at a gas station in Veneta, Ore., which is 12 miles west of Eugene. It is unclear how Allen got to Veneta but he told police that he was heading for a relative's home in California. Allen was not injured but was taken to a hospital in Eugene to have his medical and mental status evaluated. The adult care facility in Gresham has been notified and they are working with the Lane County Sheriff's Office and the hospital to have Allen transported back to Gresham. Gresham Police thank the public for helping look for Allen.

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Burglary Suspect In Custody After Assaulting Female Resident (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/24/14
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Yesterday at 6:00 a.m., Marion County Sheriff's deputies were called to the 4000 block of State St after a female victim reported a male suspect attempted to sexually assault her.

The victim told deputies that she was sleeping when the suspect broke into her residence. After entering the residence the suspect placed a rag over her mouth and began to physically assault her while attempting to assault her sexually. The female victim was able to fight the suspect off of her, run out of her residence and call 911. She told deputies the male suspect was thin, wearing a pair of gloves and boxer shorts.

Enforcement deputies on scene were able to quickly determine the suspect lived on the same property but in a different residence. Detectives responded to the scene and were able to obtain a full confession from the suspect. Deputies are still working to determine just how the suspect entered the victim's residence. As a result deputies arrested Armando Cervantez, age 19, and lodged him at the Marion County Jail on the charges of attempted Rape I, Burglary I, Strangulation, Sexual Abuse I and Assault IV.


Attached Media Files: Cervantes
Beaverton Police respond to Multiple Criminal Mischief Calls (Photo)
Beaverton Police Department - 08/24/14
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Since 10:00pm Saturday night (last night), Beaverton Officers have been responding to criminal mischief calls involving car windows being shot out. Officers have responded to over 30 separate incidents so far. It appears that the suspect(s) randomly drove around and shot out windows in vehicles with either a BB or pellet gun. The areas hit are in the vicinity of SW Allen and SW Lombard and the Royal Woodlands Neighborhood (SW Elm, SW Chesnut, SW Spruce, all off of SW Jamison).

At this time there is no suspect information or description. Beaverton Police are asking for the public's help. Anybody with information is asked to call the Beaverton Police at 503.629.0111.


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Legislators to compete in Goat Milking Showdown Aug. 26 at the Oregon State Fair
Amber Lindsey PR - 08/24/14
SALEM, OR - Legislators from throughout the state will be judged in a test of speed, accuracy and technique Tuesday, August 26, in the "Oregon Legislative Goat Milking Showdown" set for 6 p.m. in the Forster Livestock Pavilion. Competing will be Sen. Peter Courtney, Rep. Vicki Berger, Rep. Betty Komp, Sen. Bill Hansell, Rep. Denyc Boles, Rep. Arnie Roblan and Rep. Val Hoyle.

The first Legislative Goat Milking Showdown was held opening day of the 2000 Oregon State Fair, and the event returned in 2013 at the prompting of lawmakers who wanted another opportunity to prove their milking prowess. The contest has expanded to include seven participants - up from five last year - from as far as Eastern Oregon and the southern Oregon coast.

Oregon Dairy Goat Superintendent Christina Strickland will orchestrate the event, with the title of Goat Milking Champion going to the person with the most milk in the allotted time.

For more information, call the Livestock Office at 503-947-3286.

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The 149th Oregon State Fair takes place August 22 through September 1, 2014. Fair admission is reduced this year to $8 per person (ages 12 and up) and $6 (ages 6 to 11 and 62 and over). Oregon State Fair thanks its sponsors: Chemeketa Community College, NW Chevy Dealers, CHS Nutrition, Columbia Distributing, Comcast, Dairy Farmers of Oregon, Green Acres Landscape, Inc., Les Schwab, National Guard, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Oregon Lottery, Ricoh, Safeway, Sleep Country USA, and Wilco. Additional information about the fair is available at www.oregonstatefair.org.
Hillsboro Police Investigate Shooting
Hillsboro Police Dept. - 08/24/14
On August 23 at about 9:40 PM, officers responded to a report of a shooting in the parking lot of the Brookwood II Apartments, located at 2400 SE Brookwood Ave. in Hillsboro. Officers learned that an unidentified suspect in a small dark passenger car pulled into the parking lot and fired several rounds from a small caliber handgun at a male in the parking lot. A parked vehicle was struck by gunfire, but neither the male nor any other persons were injured by the shots. Another male in the complex, who observed the incident, then fired at least one round from a rifle in response to the suspect's actions. The suspect vehicle then drove away.

The suspect has not been identified and no arrests have been made. HPD Detectives are continuing to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hillsboro Police Department through the non-emergency line at 503-629-0111.
Today's Oregon State Fair Highlights: Family Day discounts, plus milk mustaches and talent show!
Amber Lindsey PR - 08/24/14
DAILY DEAL: Today is Sleep Country Family Day! Four admission tickets of any combination are $16 - for up to a 50 percent savings - with coupons available at participating Sleep Country stores. Fairgoers should call ahead to their local store to make sure coupons are in stock.

HEADLINING CONCERT: 4 p.m., Emblem3, L.B. Day Amphitheater. COST: Limited free general admission seating or $20 for VIP seating.

MILK MUSTACHE CONTEST: 5 p.m., Creative and Artistic Stage, Jackman-Long Building. The Oregon Dairy Products Commission provides the milk, contestants provide the mustache! Space is limited to the first 20 contestants; sign-up begins at 3:30 p.m. The State Dairy Princess Ambassador will select the winning mustache, and all participants receive a prize and special award.

TALENT SEARCH FINALS: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Center Stage. Winners of each county's talent show compete in the Talent Search Finals.

CONTACT: Amber Lindsey, (503) 730-8157, amber@amberlindseypr.com

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The 149th Oregon State Fair takes place August 22 through September 1, 2014. Fair admission is reduced this year to $8 per person (ages 12 and up) and $6 (ages 6 to 11 and 62 and over). Oregon State Fair thanks its sponsors: Chemeketa Community College, NW Chevy Dealers, CHS Nutrition, Columbia Distributing, Comcast, Dairy Farmers of Oregon, Green Acres Landscape, Inc., Les Schwab, National Guard, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Oregon Lottery, Ricoh, Safeway, Sleep Country USA, and Wilco. Additional information about the fair is available at www.oregonstatefair.org.
08/23/14
SE Sunday Parkways, Aug 24, Commemorative photos
AARP Oregon - 08/23/14
The AARP Oregon booth will be taking commemorative pictures of folks who stop by our booth at Colonel Summers Park in SE Portland. People are asked to share their vision of "what will make Portland more livable?" AARP will be in Col Summers Park from 11am- 4 pm.
Portland Fire & Rescue responds to commercial fire at the Joyce Hotel
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/23/14
Fire crews from across downtown Portland responded late Saturday afternoon to reports of a fire on the second floor of a four story apartment building. The fire was caused by a ventilation fan.

After observing smoke coming from the second floor of the apartment building, the first arriving crew began clearing the building of occupants and prepared for fire attack. Subsequent fire companies secured a water supply, laid down supply lines, and performed ventilation to clear smoke from the building.

Upon reaching the fire floor, firefighters from Truck 3 found moderate smoke and began searching for the seat of the fire. A short time later, firefighters discovered the burning fan, extinguished the fire before it could spread and cause greater damage, and continued to check for extension into hidden spaces.

Firefighters have recalled this fire returned the majority of responding crews to service. Remaining companies are performing scene overhaul and cleanup.

No injuries to firefighters or civilians are reported as a result of this fire. Damage estimates are pending.

The Joyce Hotel is located at 322 SW 11th Avenue.
Two DUII Drivers Arrested after Crash Shears Power Pole (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/23/14
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August 23, 2014--Deputies arrest two DUII drivers. One driver crashed, shearing a power pole and another drove through the crash scene and was stopped by the deputies as they were investigating the crash.

On August 22, 2014, at about 11:13 p.m., multiple Sheriff's Deputies responded to the area of SW Scholls Ferry Road west of SW Clark Hill Road in the community of Scholls, concerning a report of a vehicle that crashed into a utility pole. The driver was reportedly trapped inside the vehicle as the grass caught fire.

Deputies arrived on scene and found a power pole had been sheared into three pieces and the grass fire was extinguished. Deputies located a 2013 Scion XD, with severe front end damage, had left the roadway, traveled 150 feet prior to striking the pole and then continued an additional 300 feet before stopping. Power lines were down and the road was closed for three hours to replace the power pole and repair the wires.

Deputies contacted the driver, Javier Martinez-Becerril, 35, from Beaverton and based on their observations, began a DUII investigation. Medical personnel transported Mr. Martinez-Becerril to a local hospital for observation due to the severity of the crash. He was issued citations for DUII and Criminal Mischief.

While Sheriff's Deputies were investigating the crash, at 1:13 a.m., a 2014 Ford Focus drove around the barricade that was closing the road. The Focus driver was identified as Keith E. Fuller, 28, from Eugene (booking photo attached). He was arrested for DUII and lodged in the Washington County Jail.

Every year, the Washington County Sheriff's Office arrests over 1000 drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Drivers are advised to plan ahead and have a designated driver arranged before they consume alcohol.


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Man missing from adult care facility in Gresham (Photo)
Gresham Police Dept - 08/23/14
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Release date: August 23, 2014
Case #14-709382

Gresham, Ore.-Gresham Police are seeking the help of the public locating a missing adult male who walked away from an adult care facility that specializes in caring for deaf and deaf-mute individuals. Staff at Chestnut Lane, located in the 1200 block of NE 6th street in Gresham, say that Scott Allen, a 51 year-old white male, left the facility sometime between 8:30 PM on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 and 8:30 AM on Thursday, August 21, 2014. Allen is able to walk on his own but he is not familiar with the area and has only lived in Gresham for a month. He has a previous brain injury that has left him with no short-term memory. He also suffers from seizures and takes medication for them, which he does not have with him.

Allen is described as 5'10" weighing approximately 175 pounds with brown hair that is balding on top, and has a brown and gray beard. He wears glasses and is probably wearing a green or blue baseball cap and dark blue jeans, but his exact clothing description is unknown. Allen communicates with American Sign Language and staff members at the care facility do not think that he can read lips.

Anyone that has information on Allen's location is asked to call the non-emergency police line at 503-823-3333.

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District and School offices closed Monday morning, August 25
Jefferson Sch. Dist. - 08/23/14
Offices will open at 1:00 following district staff gathering to kick off the new school year.
Reminder for Today: Free Admission to the Portland Aquarium w/a School Supply Donation for Underprivileged Kids
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 08/23/14
Who: The Salvation Army, Portland Aquarium, Underprivileged youth needing back-to-school supplies

What: "Shark Drive for School Supplies" - drop off a donation of new school supplies at the Portland Aquarium and receive 1 free aquarium admission per item donated! All donated items will be given to The Salvation Army to hand out to children in need of back to school supplies.

When: August 23rd, 2014, 10am-5pm

Where: Portland Aquarium, located at 16323 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Milwaukie, OR 97267

Why: Back-to-school shopping can be financially challenging, especially when budgets are already tight. In many cases, families are struggling to put food on the table, so when back-to-school season rolls around, finding the extra money to buy pencils and paper is difficult. Together, The Salvation Army and the Portland Aquarium want to make it easier on families, so they don't have to choose between food on the table and purchasing needed supplies to succeed in school. "What better way to effect change than to empower them with the tools they need at an early age," says Major Kenneth Perine, Corps Officer at The Salvation Army Portland Tabernacle.

Additional Info:
Media contact for The Salvation Army-
Teresa Steinmetz
Director of Communications and Marketing
503-794-3283
Teresa.steinmetz@usw.salvationarmy.org

Media contact for the Portland Aquarium-
Susan Elcox
Marketing Director
208-229-3319
marketing@austinaquarium.com

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Free Admission to the Portland Aquarium With A School Supply Donation for Underprivileged Kids

(Portland, OR) August 7, 2014 - You can change a child's life, one ruler or box of crayons at a time! Join The Salvation Army and the Portland Aquarium for the Shark Drive for School Supplies! On August 23, 2014, drop off a donation of new school supplies at the Portland Aquarium and receive 1 free aquarium admission per item donated! For example, if you are a family or group of 5, bring 5 school supply items and you will all get in for free! What a great deal! PLUS, these donations will help provide the tools needed to succeed for underprivileged kids in the Portland area, which will be distributed through The Salvation Army Portland Tabernacle social service offices. You can drop off the donations anytime during normal business hours (10am-5pm) on Saturday, August 23rd when you bring your family to the Portland Aquarium, located at 16323 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Milwaukie, OR 97267.

"We have a saying locally at The Salvation Army that it is "All About Kids," and truly it is. What better way to effect change than to empower them with the tools they need at an early age," says Major Kenneth Perine, Corps Officer at The Salvation Army Portland Tabernacle. "Every day we see families struggling to put food on the table, so your donation of school supplies will also take some stress off of parents trying to provide for their children. We are so grateful for this partnership with the Portland Aquarium and for their generous donation this day!"

So as you gear your kids up for school, throw a few extras into the cart and head on down to the Portland Aquarium on August 23rd for a fun, family outing! Your donation will make a difference to a child in need this school year.

A few links to local school websites reveals some of the needs for K-8. This list is not exhaustive and does not include needs for grades 9-12.
http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/laurelhurst/1780.htm
http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/glencoe/365.htm
http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/abernethy/613.htm




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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 126 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at www.salvationarmyportland.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

Friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyPortland
About Portland Aquarium:
Portland Aquarium provides children and families access to the excitement and learning opportunities of the ocean without the long trip to the coast. Guests can watch jellyfish float and glow, admire the bright and colorful corals, feel the soft ray on their fingertips, interact with tropical birds and reptiles, ... all within easy reach of home. Portland Aquarium offers multiple educational programs and events for kids, as well as Behind-the-Scenes tours for those curious about what it takes to keep an aquarium in good working order. Favorite programs include Birthday Parties, Sleep with the Sharks, Octopus Encounters and Morning Rounds.
Update- Missing Person (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 08/23/14
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Mr. Gager has been located.


Vancouver, WA:


The Vancouver Police Department would like the publics assistance locating a missing male with health issues.


Robert Dale Gager (3-29-62)is a white male, 6-01' 115lbs. He was last seen driving a 1991 Chevrolet Silverado pickup

Mr. Gager is considered endangered due to the circumstances surrounding his disappearance and his current state of health.

If you have information regarding Mr. Gager, please call 911 or the Vancouver Police Dispatch at 360-696-4461.


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08/22/14
Red Cross responds to a single-family home fire in Myrtle Creek, Oregon
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/22/14
A single-family home fire occurred in the 300 block of Weaver Avenue in Myrtle Creek, OR
A Red Cross DAT consisting of Donda King, Carol Henry and Sandra Nichols responded.
Two adults were impacted
Red Cross provided recovery information, comfort kits, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services
43-Year-Old Portland Musician Deceased After Apparent Suicide on Wednesday
Portland Police Bureau - 08/22/14
On Wednesday August 20, 2014, at 8:09 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 5100 block of Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard on a welfare check.

The reporting party was concerned for the welfare of 43-year-old Derek Jordan Rieth after not hearing from him for several hours.

Officers arrived at the residence and located Mr. Rieth deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, which appeared to be an intentional act. A shotgun was located at the scene and seized as evidence.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and confirmed that Rieth died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and ruled the death a suicide.

Rieth was a member of the music group Pink Martini.

This information is being released due to significant media interest in the case.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts.

Suicide is preventable.

The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at (503) 988-4888.

If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please visit Cascadia or call (503) 963-2575. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has an urgent walk-in clinic, open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Payment is not necessary.

Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at (503) 972-3456.

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Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to an Apartment Fire (35 NE 148th)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/22/14
This evening at 5:12 pm Portland Firefighters were called to an apartment complex at 35 NE 148th. Firefighters from Station 7 (Mill Park) located the fire in a fourth floor apartment. A majority of the fire had been extinguished by the buildings sprinkler system and firefighters began looking for any additional fire. The apartments occupant had evacuated prior to firefighters arriving and no injuries were associated with this fire.

The fire was completely extinguished and firefighters began working to clear smoke and water from the building to avoid further damage. The occupant stated that she was cooking with oil when the fire started. Fire damage was contained to the apartment where the fire started but some lower units may have water damage caused by the sprinkler.

Portland Fire & Rescue reminds residents:

Cooking is the leading cause of home fires in the U.S.

-Keep dishtowels, paper towels, pot holders, and combustible items away from stove burners.

-When cooking, stay in the kitchen and keep an eye on the stove.

-Don't wear loose sleeves over hot stove burners - they can melt, ignite, or catch on handles of pots and pans

-If a cooking fire starts, smother it with a pot lid. Never throw water on a grease fire, and do NOT try to pick up the pan.
Port Commission to meet Tuesday, August 26
Port of Vancouver - 08/22/14
Board will hold public hearing on comp scheme amendment and consider five action items

VANCOUVER, Wash. - The Port of Vancouver USA Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday, August 26, to attend to five action items, including a proposed amendment of the port's Comprehensive Scheme of Harbor Improvements and Industrial Development (Comprehensive Scheme). As part of the amendment process, the board will hold a public hearing on the proposed changes during the August 26 meeting.

Open session begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Commission Room at the port's administrative building, located at 3103 NW Lower River Road, Vancouver. Visit the port's website at www.portvanusa.com for a complete agenda and meeting materials.

AUGUST 26 ACTION ITEMS


Amendment to the Comprehensive Scheme

Intended to inform the public on how the port invests or divests of its assets, Comprehensive Scheme amendments describe changes that are a result of construction, demolition, improvements, remediation and mitigation of port property. Changes covered under the proposed August 26 amendment include the surplus of port property to support the city's waterfront redevelopment efforts and the development of Centennial Industrial Park; acquisition of property for the construction of an electrical substation; the construction of a new port security office; and the surplus of several port buildings.


Assignment and Assumption Agreement with RLH Partnership and Red Lion Hotel Holdings / Third Amendment to Lease between the port and Red Lion Hotels Holding, Inc.

Currently, port property occupied by the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay is leased to RLH Partnership, LP, and then subsequently subleased to Red Lion Hotel Holdings, Inc. If approved, the Assignment and Assumption Agreement and the Agreement to Lease will remove RLH Partnership, LP from the lease agreement and establish a direct lease between the port and Red Lion Hotel Holdings, Inc. As part of the Assignment and Assumption Agreement, the sublease will be terminated upon the port's payment of $3.4 million to RLH Partnership, LP by no later than August 29, 2014.

Establishing a direct lease between the port and Red Lion Hotel Holdings allows the parties to move forward with the removal of the Centennial Center and construction of Columbia Way on its final alignment. The new roadway, which will support waterfront redevelopment efforts, is a joint effort by the port, the city of Vancouver and Columbia Waterfront LLC. The amended lease also sets the stage for continued discussions between the port and Red Lion Hotel Holdings, Inc. on future plans for the hotel and the surrounding property.


Extraterritorial Rail Services Resolution

Building on the port's effort to strengthen trade connections between the Pacific Rim and the Midcontinent, the Board of Commissioners will consider adoption of a resolution allowing the port to establish dedicated rail service between the Port of Vancouver USA and logistics partners in North Dakota. The primary focus of the port's efforts will be to move agricultural products from the U.S. Midwest to Asia and Latin America. Because energy industry products are already moving into the Midcontinent from the U.S. West Coast by rail, the port and its partners are planning to fill what would have been empty, return-trip box cars with cargoes such as wheat, corn, beans, and specialty crops such as peas, lentils and flax.


Executive Director Compensation

It is anticipated that the Board of Commissioners will establish the port's executive director's salary and monthly automobile allowance for 2014 during the August 26 meeting.

For those not able to attend, the board meeting will be televised live on CVTV (cable channels 21 and 23). It also will be streamed live on www.cvtv.org and archived later on the same website for future viewing.

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The Port of Vancouver USA is one of the major ports on the Pacific Coast, and its competitive strengths include available land, versatile cargo handling capabilities, vast transportation networks, a skilled labor force and an exceptional level of service to its customers and community. For more information, please visit us at www.portvanusa.com.
Red Cross Restoring Family Links Bulletin: Ukraine Conflict
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/22/14
The American Red Cross is accepting tracing inquiries for missing loved ones in relation to the current conflict in Ukraine. Be advised that there may be a delay in services due to the current security situation and migration. Sought persons may be moving quickly from location to location, therefore advise all inquirers should continue to attempt contacting loved ones through their normal methods of communication.

Inquiries will be accepted that meet the following criteria:

* Sought persons living in the affected area who were in regular contact with their relatives in the United States before the event occurred.
* For family members who are not U.S. citizens.
* Inquiries must have the last known address information including the district and province.

To initiate an inquiry, contact Red Cross Restoring Family Links Caseworker Carl Schellenger at (541) 221-7350 or carl.schellenger@redcross.org. Do not contact the National Red Cross offices in Washington, D.C.

Inquiries concerning U.S. citizens should be referred to the U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Citizens Services, at 1-888-407-4747.
City Successfully Moves Into The Beaverton at The Round (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 08/22/14
“Three Creeks, One Will” sculpture addition to The Round.
“Three Creeks, One Will” sculpture addition to The Round.
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The City of Beaverton has completed its move from Griffith Drive to The Beaverton Building (12725 SW Millikan Way) at The Round.

"This is a very exciting time for us," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "This transition has been in the making for a long time and we are thrilled to see it all come together. Everything went smoothly and I appreciate everyone's patience and hard work throughout this process."

The move was completed in two phases. The first phase began Friday, Aug. 8 and the second phase on Friday, Aug 15. The departments occupy the first, fourth and fifth floors. Located on the first floor is the reception desk, City Council chambers, mailroom and passport office. The fourth floor is home to the community and economic development departments as well as the offices for engineering and finance, including utility billing. The fifth floor houses the city attorney's office, human resources, the mayor's office, records and information technology."

The city chose the Lile organization for their moving needs. The company offered an efficient strategy that limited disruption to the city's day-to-day operations.

"The partnership between the City of Beaverton and Lile made working together a good experience for both the city and our staff," said Jonathan Bishop, director of business development and commercial sales at Lile International. "Very rarely do we see an organization move as efficiently and effectively as the City of Beaverton. The city was unpacked in just one business day thanks to the help of the Lile team.

"The moving process was incredibly smooth," said Jerry Allen, City of Beaverton assistant director of general services. "The collaboration between city staff and the move team made the process much easier."

Prior to the move, The Beaverton Building was purchased for $8.65 million with renovations totaling $5.7 million. By purchasing the building, the city was able to eliminate a $400,000 annual lease obligation for the Central Plant space housed on the first floor. Had the city not purchased The Beaverton Building, it would have paid more than $13 million over the life of the Central Plant lease.

The Beaverton Building was renovated to meet the requirements set by the U.S. Green Building Council to be Gold LEED certificated. Each design choice was made to satisfy criteria in areas such as water efficiency, energy and atmosphere sustainability, and indoor environmental quality.

There have been other important improvements at The Round.

The nearby parking garage had its ceilings painted white, corners striped, and new mirrors added. The new South Plaza received shrubbery, tables and benches, as well as the installation of the "Three Creeks, One Will" sculpture. Decorative granite pavers were also installed as a tribute to Beaverton's sister cities. The extension of SW Rose Biggi Avenue is still under construction and when completed will improve mobility for Beaverton residents and visitors. The project completion is tentatively set for January 2015.

The city reminds the public that the utility mailing address will remain the same (City of Beaverton, PO Box 3188, Portland OR 97208-3188) but there is a new "walk-up" drop box at The Beaverton Building located near the 15-minute parking spots.

For more information, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/TheBeavertonBuilding.

In 2014, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. Beaverton also enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. For more information, reminders and community news, visit
www.BeavertonOregon.gov, like the City of Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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Highway 35 crash injures three people - Photos (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/22/14
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According to Lieutenant Patrick Shortt, on August 21, 2014 three people were injured in a two vehicle crash that occurred approximately 8 miles south of Hood River at the intersection of Highway 35 and Booth Hill Road. According to Lieutenant Shortt, a black 1989 Chevrolet pick-up driven by WESLEY BAKER, age 36, from Parkdale, Oregon was southbound on Highway 35. A red Toyota Corolla with three occupants operated by SHARYE STRUIKSMA, age 33, of Lynden, Washington had been traveling eastbound on Booth Hill Road. As the black Chevrolet pick-up reached the intersection of Booth Hill Road, the red Toyota Corolla entered the highway in front of the pick-up. The two vehicles collided. The collision forced the red Toyota Corolla off of roadway with it coming to rest on the east side of Highway 35. The black Chevrolet pick-up came to a rest in the southbound lane of Highway 35.

STRUIKSMA, was transported to Emmanuel Hospital in Portland via Life Flight for treatment of critical injuries. JUDITH STRUIKSMA, age 63, from Lynden, Washington who had been seated in the right front passenger seat of the red Toyota Corolla, was transported to Providence Hospital in Hood River for treatment of serious injuries. LUKE STRUIKSMA, age 10, from Lynden, Washington was also transported to Providence Hospital in Hood River for treatment of minor injuries. The operator of the black Chevrolet pick-up, WESLEY BAKER, was not transported for treatment. All occupants of the red Toyota Corolla, as well as WESLEY BAKER, were wearing safety restraints.

Highway 35 was partially blocked for approximately 2 ?1/2 hours while emergency crews investigated the crash and cleared the scene. Troopers from The Dalles Area Command are continuing the investigation into the crash. Recruit Jason Walters is the lead investigator.
The Hood River County Sheriff's Office, Westside Fire Department, WyEast Fire Department, Hood River Fire Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation assisted at the scene of the crash.


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Fun, Sun, and Safe Boating for Labor Day Weekend (Photo)
Oregon Marine Board - 08/22/14
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Labor Day Weekend is one of the top three boating weekends of the year on many Oregon lakes and rivers, attracting thousands to the alluring banks and warmest water of the season. To keep things fun and safe, the Oregon State Marine Board suggests keeping the following in mind as you plan your water getaway:

-Don't drink and boat. The Marine Board encourages boaters and persons floating on the waterways, to leave the alcohol on shore. It's safer for everyone. If arrested for Boating Under the Influence of Intoxicants (BUII), a violator can be fined $6,250, lose boating privileges for a period of time and may even serve jail time.
-Know your waterway. "Be familiar with your surroundings and always keep a sharp lookout throughout your trip," says Ashley Massey, Public Information Officer for the Marine Board. "Stumps, deadheads and sand and gravel bars can appear out of nowhere with water depth changes. Start out slow and get your bearings. Water levels around the state are very low."
-Know what rules apply. "There are all types of watercraft on the market; some are considered boats and others are pool toys. Boats are designed differently, and by state law, have specific equipment requirements such as having enough properly fitted life jackets and a sound producing device, like a whistle. Attach the whistle to your life jacket and you're set." Massey adds. "If you plan to float the river, keep in mind that pool toys are designed for use in a swimming pool - not a dynamic river with obstructions that can puncture easily. If you are planning a relaxing float, do so in a watercraft designed for the river; one which won't easily puncture and comes properly equipped with a paddle so you can maneuver away from obstructions."
-Wear your life jacket. Each boat (including kayaks, inflatable boats and canoes) must have a properly fitting life jacket with a sound producing device, like a whistle, for each person on board. Life jackets need to be in good shape and readily accessible - not under a hatch or in its packaging. All youth 12 and younger must wear a life jacket when in a boat that's underway. U.S. Coast Guard statistics show that over half of all boating fatalities occur with small boats on calm waterways, in sunny conditions. Eight-five to 90 percent of boating fatality victims were not wearing a life jacket.
-Sit on the seat. The growth of wake surfing is luring many people to ride on the swim platform, stern or sides of the boat. This is a carbon monoxide and prop-strike safety hazard. It is also illegal to ride on the bow, decks, gunwales or transoms of a motor boat when the boat is underway. Sitting on designated seat cushions is the safest place to be -especially when the boat is towing someone.
-Slow down and keep a sharp lookout. Know the boating regulations for your area of operation. Always obey the "5-mph, slow no-wake" buoys or signs. Boaters are responsible for their wake. Remember to slow down within 200 feet of a dock, launch ramp, marina, moorage, floating home or boathouse, pier or swim float. Be courteous with paddlers who are also sharing the waterway. Wakes can easily swamp low-freeboard paddle craft. Don't allow your wakes to generate negative attention from other boaters, property owners, and possibly, result in a citation.
-Carry your boater education card. All boaters operating boats over 10 hp need to have a boater education card. Youth 12-15 who operate a powerboat 0-10 hp alone must carry a boater education card. When operating a powerboat greater than 10 hp, youth must be supervised by a card-holding adult age 16 or older. When operating a personal watercraft, the supervising adult must be 18 or older. Educated boaters are much less likely to be involved in boating accidents because they know the "rules of the road."
-Carry your aquatic invasive species prevention permit. For registered motorized craft, a $5 surcharge is added onto the boat registration and current decals act as proof of payment into the program. For non-motorized watercraft 10 feet long and longer, such as canoes, kayaks, sailboats, paddleboards and inflatable rafts, the operator needs to physically carry a permit when out on the water. The cost is $7 for non-motorized craft and can be purchased through any ODFW field office or licensing agent. Permits are valid until December 31 of the year issued. Tyvek tags (waterproof permits) are sold through the Marine Board's online storefront and various Marine Board permit dealers. Tyvek tags are $5 for the annual permit and $10 for a two-year permit. This program is self-funded and permit fees support aquatic invasive species detection, decontamination, signage, and education materials for boaters.

Marine officers will be on the water to assist boaters and help keep the waterways safe. The top violations so far this summer involve not having life jackets, failure to carry a boater education card or aquatic invasive species permit, and not having current boat registration decals. Other violations involve reckless operation and alcohol. "Boating is a lot of fun, and a long weekend makes it even better," Massey adds. "Just remember to prepare, and plan so you can have the best time out on the water, playing."

For more information on boating safety, visit http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/Pages/safety/safety.aspx
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CORRECTING: Crash on I-5, not I-84
ODOT: PDX, Mt. Hood - 08/22/14
Corrected alert:
The left northbound lane of Interstate 5 over the Marquam Bridge was closed Friday afternoon following a truck crash. The lane is expected to remain closed for another two hours, complicating the afternoon commute. A tow truck is on its way and crews are evaluating the best way to safely clear and inspect the road. Motorists should find an alternate route or expect delays.
Crash closes NB left lane on Marquam Brudge
ODOT: PDX, Mt. Hood - 08/22/14
The left northbound lane of Interstate 84 over the Marquam Bridge was closed Friday afternoon following a truck crash. The lane is expected to remain closed for another two hours, complicating the afternoon commute. A tow truck is on its way and crews are evaluating the best way to safely clear and inspect the road. Motorists should find an alternate route or expect delays.
Traffic Safety Blitz
Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/22/14
Sheriff Jack Crabtree of the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office announced today that his office will join with other law enforcement agencies state wide August 25th through September 7th to encourage the use of safety belts and child restraints as the simplest and most effective way to prevent crash related injuries and fatalities.

Sheriff Crabtree reports, "according to the Oregon Department of Transportation, there were 997 child passengers under age eight injured or killed last year in Oregon motor vehicle crashes. Twelve of these children were confirmed to be riding totally unrestrained. Among four to eight year olds who by law should be riding in restraints designed for children, one in three was restrained with an adult belt system."

"Proper use" is required by Oregon law and that means using the entire belt system, lap belt low across the hips and shoulder belt over the collarbone and crossing the center of the chest. Belts should be free of slack and lying flat with no twists or knots. The belt may not be worn under the arm for comfort as this can result in serious injury or death in a traffic crash. A child who weighs over forty pounds but is under age eight or is shorter than 4'9" tall must be properly secured with a child safety system that elevates them so that a safety belt or safety harness properly fits the person. The child safety system must meet the minimum standards and specifications established by the Department of Transportation under ORS 815.055.

The Oregon Department of Transportation recommends drivers follow the latest national "best practice" recommendations for child passenger safety. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced new recommendations in 2011, which advises parents to keep toddlers in rear-facing car seats until age two or until they reach the maximum upper height and weight limits for their seat. The policy also advises that most children should ride in a booster seat until they are 4'9" tall and are between eight and twelve years old.

Child safety seats reduce crash fatality risk for infants under 1 year old by 71% and for toddlers aged 1 to 4 by 54%. Safety belts reduce fatality risk by 45% to%. And yet, 31% or 61 of Oregon's 198 occupant fatalities in 2012 were reportedly unrestrained. ODOT estimates that
approximately half of these fatalities could have been avoided with proper restraint use.

Sheriff Crabtree would like to remind everyone that according to the US Department of Transportation; consistent vehicle restraint use is the single most effective way to protect motor vehicle occupants from
injury or death.


Oregon Impact periodically conducts a Safety Clinic at the Newberg Fire Department. Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians and trained volunteers will check for correct installation, damage, recalls and size and age appropriateness. For more information please call the Newberg Fire Department at (503) 537-1230 or visit www.newbergoregon.gov/fire/child-safety-seat-inspections. McMinnville Fire Department also provides inspections by appointment, Monday though Friday and can be reached at 503-435-1500. You can obtain more information by contacting Oregon Impact at 503-303-4954 or visit www.oregonimpact.org.

Violations for not using or improperly using a safety belt, child safety seat or booster seat could cost as much as $110.00 per violation.


CONTACT: Captain Tim Svenson 503-434-7440 SVENSONT@co.yamhill.or.us
Deputy Rich Geist 503-434-7506 geistr@co.yamhill.or.us

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The epidemic in our midst: Painkillers, opioids and heroin -- A free community conversation
Woloshin Communications - 08/22/14
What: Learn why opioid addiction has soared to epidemic proportions. A panel of experts will present the latest information about Oregon's opioid crisis and discuss strategies to overcome this public health epidemic.

When: Thursday, Oct. 2, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Oregon Health & Science University Old Library Auditorium, 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland

Cost: Free. Event sponsored by the Center for Public Advocacy, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

Why: Oregon leads the nation in abuse of painkillers!
· Prescription drug abuse is 39 percent higher than the national average.
· In 2013, doctors prescribed opioids to almost 1 in 4 Oregonians.
· From 2000 to 2013, the death rate from opioid overdose quadrupled. *

Who: Leaders from law enforcement, public health, addiction treatment as well as a mother whose son is in recovery from addiction.
· Julie Edwards, president and co-founder, West Linn Community Task Force, a nonprofit focusing on drug-free youth, and parent of a son in recovery from opioid addiction.
· Marvin D. Seppala, M.D., chief medical officer, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, and the author of "When Painkillers Become Dangerous."
· Andrew Mendenhall, M.D., medical director, Hazelden in Beaverton, diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management.
· Kim Mauer, M.D., OHSU, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, who was a pain research fellow at Stanford University.
· Sean Riley, founder and president, Safe Call Now, a 24-hour crisis referral service.
· Dwight Holton, J.D., chief medical officer, Lines for Life, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing substance abuse and suicide.

To RSVP: Register at hazelden.org/oregon or call Kristen Nieman, 503-554-4324.

About the Center for Public Advocacy at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
As the leading voice related to addiction and recovery, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and its Center for Public Advocacy applies the nation's most extensive expertise and knowledge to shape public opinion, support those who need treatment and resources for their recovery, and change public policy.

About the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. It is the nation's largest nonprofit treatment provider with a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center. With 15 sites in California, Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Colorado and Texas, the Foundation offers prevention and recovery solutions nationwide and across the entire continuum of care to help youth and adults reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. It includes the largest recovery publishing house in the country, a fully accredited graduate school of addiction studies, an addiction research center, an education arm for medical professionals and a unique children's program, and is the nation's leader in advocacy and policy for treatment and recovery. Learn more at www.hazeldenbettyford.org.

About Oregon Health & Science University
Oregon Health & Science University is a nationally prominent research university and Oregon's only public academic health center. Its hospitals and clinics serve more than a quarter-of-a-million patients every year with innovative care and treatment models based on the latest knowledge available. OHSU brings together patient care, research education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists and community service to improve the health and well being of all Oregonians.

*Note: Statistics are from the Trust for America's Health, the Oregon Health Authority and the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, SAMHSA


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Hockinson School Board Meeting
Hockinson Sch. Dist. - 08/22/14
The Hockinson School District will hold a Regular Board Meeting on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the District Office Board Room, located at 17912 NE 159th Street, Brush Prairie, WA 98606.
Crestline Elementary ribbon-cutting on August 27; Governor Jay Inslee to speak
Evergreen Sch. Dist. - 08/22/14
Vancouver, WA: Evergreen Public Schools will hold the official dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly rebuilt Crestline Elementary at 11:00 on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Governor Jay Inslee and City of Vancouver Mayor Timothy Leavitt will join Evergreen School Board members, staff, students and community members in opening the school at 13003 SE 7th Street in Vancouver.

The original elementary, opened in 1973, burned to the ground in February of 2013. Students were moved to five different elementary schools in Evergreen to finish the 2012-13 school year. Donations poured in from around the country to help get students and staff needed supplies. Shortly after that event, Governor Jay Inslee visited the site and talked with students, staff and community members.

In the fall of 2013, students and staff reunited at the former Hewlett-Packard site, owned by SEH American, for the 2013-14 school year.

Meanwhile, Evergreen district officials, with the help of other agencies, were able to fast-track the rebuilding of a new, larger, modern school on the original site, shaving 7 months off the "normal" school construction process. This was accomplished through streamlined permitting, using a similar design to other schools recently opened in the district, and a condensed bidding process to obtain a contractor familiar with school buildings. The school will be ready to go on the first day of school, September 3.

The school reopens with nearly 20,000 more square feet than the original building, incorporating classrooms previously housed in portables, providing additional space for Early Childhood classrooms for at-risk pre-Kindergarten students, and a Community and Family Resource Center.

Community members are invited to attend the ribbon-cutting and dedication, beginning at 11:00 a.m. on August 27. Tours will be given immediately after the ceremony.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Please arrive by 10:45 a.m. Media parking and access to the gym/commons areas will be on the west side of the building (adjacent to the gym). Both the parking area, as well as space inside the gym/commons area, will be marked off for Media only.
Gentle House to host afternoon of wine and music in celebration of 100th anniversary (Photo)
Western Oregon University - 08/22/14
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The Gentle House of Western Oregon University is holding its inaugural Wine & Music Picnic to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Gentle family moving into this 1880s farmhouse, on Sunday, Sept. 14 from 2 to 6 p.m. Spend an afternoon relaxing amongst the towering trees while listening to live music by Steven Smith (guitarist) and enjoying wine and food from local vendors. The Gentle House is located at 855 N. Monmouth Ave. in Monmouth and free parking is available in the lot next to the house.

Tickets are $10 per person if purchased before Sept. 7, or $15 after. Tickets can be purchased at the Gentle House on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or at Crush Wine Bar in Monmouth, Pressed Coffee & Wine Bar in Dallas, or at the Monmouth Music in the Park events on Aug. 13 and 20. Vendors include Namaste Vineyards, Van Duzer Vineyards, Chef De Cuisine and Sweet Petites by Jeni Rose (visit the Gentle House website for full list of vendors). The event sponsors are Crossroads Fine Linens, Mungo, and the WOU Alumni Association.

The Historic Gentle House was built in approximately 1880. In 1914, it was purchased along with a 160-acre farm by the renowned college educator Thomas H. Gentle and his wife, Carrie. They raised their five children in the house while he taught for 30 years and operated a 40-cow Jersey dairy. Their daughter Catharine and youngest sons Maurice and Ermine followed in their father's footsteps, becoming teachers. After the death of her parents, Catharine maintained ownership of the home until 1981 when she donated the home to the WOU Foundation. Many of the items that now furnish the home belonged to the Gentle's while others were donated by Gentle family friends. The Monmouth Garden Club donated the gazebo and WOU alumni donated the backyard pavilion used for dances and concerts. In 1991 the new wing of the home comprised of a conference room, catering kitchen, and public restrooms was added. This structure replaced a summer kitchen and apartment the Gentle's often rented to college students.

For more information or a historical tour:
503-838-8673 or gentlehouse@wou.edu
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Calling all area trail users & volunteers: National trail counts Sept. 9-14
City of Vancouver - 08/22/14
Vancouver, Wash. - Vancouver Parks and Recreation and the City of Vancouver are seeking volunteers to help count local trail users this September as part of the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project.

Information gathered during the counts will be used to track trends in trail usage, determine the need for infrastructure improvements and gauge the effectiveness of outreach and education about trails.

"Even if you can't volunteer, we hope you will come walk, bike or roller blade at your favorite locations on these days and be counted," said Vancouver Parks and Recreation Director Julie Hannon.

This year's trail counts will occur from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 9-11 and from 9-11 a.m. on Sept. 13 and 14.

COUNTING LOCATIONS

Trails and Pathways
* Frenchman's Bar and Vancouver Lake Trail at the Blue Rock trailhead
* Salmon Creek Greenway Trail at the trailhead next to softball fields
* Columbia River Renaissance Trail, just east of the second parking lot
* Burnt Bridge Creek Trail at the Devine Road trailhead
* Padden Parkway Trail at 94th Avenue
* Lacamas Trail at the Goodwin Road trailhead
* I-205 bridge over the Columbia River
* I-5 bridge over the Columbia River

Sidewalks
* Columbia Street and West 6th Street
* E. 45th Street and Main Street
* NE 157th Avenue and Mill Plain
* McGillivray Boulevard and SE Village Loop
* E. McLoughlin Boulevard and Ft. Vancouver Way
* NW Lakeshore Avenue & 78th Street
* E. Fourth Plain Boulevard & Grand Avenue

A variety of two-hour volunteer shifts are available at many different locations. Training sessions for volunteers will occur on Sept. 2 and 3 and pre-registration is preferred.

To sign up to volunteer, please Vancouver Volunteer Coordinator Hailey Heath at (360) 487-8316 or hailey.heath@cityofvancouver.us, or register online at http://bit.ly/1zcDzX8.

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Reminder for Tomorrow: Free Admission to the Portland Aquarium w/a School Supply Donation for Underprivileged Kids
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 08/22/14
Who: The Salvation Army, Portland Aquarium, Underprivileged youth needing back-to-school supplies

What: "Shark Drive for School Supplies" - drop off a donation of new school supplies at the Portland Aquarium and receive 1 free aquarium admission per item donated! All donated items will be given to The Salvation Army to hand out to children in need of back to school supplies.

When: August 23rd, 2014, 10am-5pm

Where: Portland Aquarium, located at 16323 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Milwaukie, OR 97267

Why: Back-to-school shopping can be financially challenging, especially when budgets are already tight. In many cases, families are struggling to put food on the table, so when back-to-school season rolls around, finding the extra money to buy pencils and paper is difficult. Together, The Salvation Army and the Portland Aquarium want to make it easier on families, so they don't have to choose between food on the table and purchasing needed supplies to succeed in school. "What better way to effect change than to empower them with the tools they need at an early age," says Major Kenneth Perine, Corps Officer at The Salvation Army Portland Tabernacle.

Additional Info:
Media contact for The Salvation Army-
Teresa Steinmetz
Director of Communications and Marketing
503-794-3283
Teresa.steinmetz@usw.salvationarmy.org

Media contact for the Portland Aquarium-
Susan Elcox
Marketing Director
208-229-3319
marketing@austinaquarium.com

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Free Admission to the Portland Aquarium With A School Supply Donation for Underprivileged Kids

(Portland, OR) August 7, 2014 - You can change a child's life, one ruler or box of crayons at a time! Join The Salvation Army and the Portland Aquarium for the Shark Drive for School Supplies! On August 23, 2014, drop off a donation of new school supplies at the Portland Aquarium and receive 1 free aquarium admission per item donated! For example, if you are a family or group of 5, bring 5 school supply items and you will all get in for free! What a great deal! PLUS, these donations will help provide the tools needed to succeed for underprivileged kids in the Portland area, which will be distributed through The Salvation Army Portland Tabernacle social service offices. You can drop off the donations anytime during normal business hours (10am-5pm) on Saturday, August 23rd when you bring your family to the Portland Aquarium, located at 16323 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Milwaukie, OR 97267.

"We have a saying locally at The Salvation Army that it is "All About Kids," and truly it is. What better way to effect change than to empower them with the tools they need at an early age," says Major Kenneth Perine, Corps Officer at The Salvation Army Portland Tabernacle. "Every day we see families struggling to put food on the table, so your donation of school supplies will also take some stress off of parents trying to provide for their children. We are so grateful for this partnership with the Portland Aquarium and for their generous donation this day!"

So as you gear your kids up for school, throw a few extras into the cart and head on down to the Portland Aquarium on August 23rd for a fun, family outing! Your donation will make a difference to a child in need this school year.

A few links to local school websites reveals some of the needs for K-8. This list is not exhaustive and does not include needs for grades 9-12.
http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/laurelhurst/1780.htm
http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/glencoe/365.htm
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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 126 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at www.salvationarmyportland.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

Friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyPortland
About Portland Aquarium:
Portland Aquarium provides children and families access to the excitement and learning opportunities of the ocean without the long trip to the coast. Guests can watch jellyfish float and glow, admire the bright and colorful corals, feel the soft ray on their fingertips, interact with tropical birds and reptiles, ... all within easy reach of home. Portland Aquarium offers multiple educational programs and events for kids, as well as Behind-the-Scenes tours for those curious about what it takes to keep an aquarium in good working order. Favorite programs include Birthday Parties, Sleep with the Sharks, Octopus Encounters and Morning Rounds.
--UPDATE--Detectives Search for Suspect in Cedar Mill Homicide
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/22/14
--UPDATE--

August 22, 2014--August 22, 2014--Detectives are asking the public to continue providing tips as the homicide investigation continues. Any piece of information, regardless how small, could be critical to assist investigators solve this crime. Detectives are currently processing hundreds of pieces of evidence and information and continue to reach out for more.

While these types of attacks are very rare in stranger to stranger situations, there is no evidence to suggest it was not a random attack. Detectives do not have definitive evidence to lead them toward a firm conclusion as to why the attack occurred or who may be responsible. While detectives think it is possible Ms. Laube was the intended target, they do not have evidence or information why she was attacked.

Additional information will be provided as it is received.


August 20, 2014--Detectives are searching for information related to a homicide that occurred yesterday evening.

On August 19, 2014, at about 5:10 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies were called to the Commons at Timber Creek apartments in the community of Cedar Mill, concerning a seriously injured woman. Sheriff's Deputies were contacted by an apartment resident who reported that a female came to her and told her that she had been stabbed. Another resident called the Sheriff's Office for assistance.

Numerous Sheriff's Deputies responded and found Nicole Laube, 29, from Forest Grove, outside, unconscious and bleeding. Sheriff's Deputies began administering emergency lifesaving assistance for Ms. Laube. Nicole Laube was pronounced deceased shortly thereafter. She was an employee of the apartment complex working unspecified duties at the time.

And intensive man hunt was conducted with K9s and over 20 law enforcement personnel from surrounding agencies. The search was not successful in locating the suspect. Little information is confirmed at this early stage of the investigation as detectives search through evidence and conduct interviews.

The Washington County Major Crimes Team Detectives responded to assist with the investigation. The Washington County Forensic Science Unit also responded to assist in searching for evidence and process the scene.

The Washington County Medical Examiner was on scene and confirmed the death as homicidal violence but could not confirm the exact cause of death. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

The Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in this case. If you have any information, please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 503-629-0111.
Join Us for the CRESA Community EXPO
Clark Regional Emergency Services (CRESA) - 08/22/14
NEWS RELEASE

Be Disaster Aware! Prepare!!
Join Emergency Response and Volunteers Agencies at the CRESA Community EXPO

Vancouver, WA - Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) will open its doors to the public during our annual CRESA Community EXPO on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. The event will take place on 13th ST in Vancouver, between Franklin & Ingalls.

September always has a special time for emergency response agencies. For 9-1-1 dispatchers, it contains the 9-1-1 date of 9/11 and for emergency responders, it signals National Preparedness Month which is celebrated annually throughout this coming month.

Some fun activities planned for children of all ages include face painting, creative button making, games, exploring homeland-security & emergency vehicles, meeting firefighters, police officers, search and rescue dogs and horses. Kids can stop by the information booth to receive a passport on which they can collect stickers from a variety of booths.

Enjoy lively demonstrations from Sheriff's K-9 team, and the Regions Technical Rescue Team repelling off of the Public Service Center. Learn hands only CPR! SWAT, Fire, and many local skilled Search and Rescue Groups will all be on hand. Explore the latest in specialized public safety vehicles including an Armored Personnel Carrier, a Heavy Rescue Vehicle, Fire Engines, Ambulances, Police Command Vehicles, and much more.

Many local businesses like NW Natural Gas, Corwin, Frito Lay, and Twilight Pizza have generously donated hot dogs, pizza, chips and beverages available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The public will have the unique opportunity to tour the 9-1-1 center and see dispatchers in action taking emergency calls. Sneak a peek inside the workings of our Emergency Operations Center. Interact with representatives from our Homeland Security Program, a National Weather Service Meteorologist, and Amateur Radio technical experts.

CRESA and the participating agencies and volunteers are proud to offer this free and educational community event! We look forward to sharing our special day with our community.


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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-35 Downtown Gang Shooting (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/22/14
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The Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve the shooting of four people in Downtown Portland.

On Sunday August 17, 2014, at 12:37 a.m., Central Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to Southwest 3rd Avenue and Ash Street on the report of a shooting.

Multiple officers responded to the area and located three gunshot victims suffering from non-life-threatening injuries. A fourth victim went to a hospital on Wednesday August 20 and discovered bullet fragments in one of his arms.

Witnesses told police that there was a large group fighting prior to the shooting, which investigators believe is gang-related. Investigators also believe that three of the four victims were not the intended targets but were innocent bystanders.

21-year-old Jaron Cuie, 37-year-old Damarvis Lee, 25-year-old Ricardo Savoy Hernandez, and 29-year-old Robert Grijalva were the four men injured in the shooting.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the investigator.

Anyone with second-hand information is asked to share it with police.

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

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

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

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

Investigator:
Det. Todd Gradwahl
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-2056
todd.gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov

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Coordinated Care Organizations select Access2Care as broker for non-emergency medical transportation services
Health Share of Oregon - 08/22/14
(Portland, OR) - Family Care Inc. and Health Share of Oregon, the Portland Tri-County area coordinated care organizations (CCO), have issued a letter of intent to engage Access2Care to broker Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) services for Oregon Health Plan (OHP) members in the region.

The selection was made after a three-month process in which five organizations submitted proposals to provide services to over 340,000 OHP members served by the two CCOs. After narrowing the selection process to two finalists, the announcement was made to issue a letter of intent to engage with Access2Care, an affiliated company of American Medical Response, which provides emergency medical transportation in Clackamas and Multnomah Counties and offers non-emergency ambulance transportation in Washington County.

The projected contract is estimated to be valued at approximately $30 million per year and will begin implementation on January 1, 2015. Although the terms of the operational contracts will be comparable, Access2Care will contract separately with each of the two CCOs.

"While there were excellent proposals, we were particularly interested in how Access2Care addressed performance factors, such as reducing wait times and increasing the availability of same day transportation requests, which can significantly impact our members getting to their medical appointments," said Janet L. Meyer, CEO of Health Share of Oregon. "Their relationship to AMR also provides them with working relationships with the providers, clinics, hospitals and other facilities in the community who serve our members."

"Access2Care has an impressive track record of success," notes Jeff Heatherington, President and CEO of FamilyCare, Inc. "The new collaborative business relationship with Access2Care plays a critical role in our efforts to improve our members' access to and experience of care. This will in turn lower costs and improve the overall health of our diversified communities."

Steve Murphy, President of Access2Care said, "Access2Care is extremely proud to have been selected as the Non-emergency Medical Transportation partner for FamilyCare, Inc. and Health Share of Oregon. We are excited to work with these organizations that are devoted to improving Oregon Health Plan members' health through their integrated delivery systems and innovative processes. We look forward to partnering with these exceptional organizations in service to their memberships and the regional health care community."

NEMT assists clients going to and from routine or scheduled Oregon Health Plan medical services. It does not include emergency ambulance transportation to a hospital. Typically, transportation options are provided through a variety of methods, including wheelchair vans, taxis, stretcher vans or cars, bus passes and tickets, secured transportation, grouped or shared-ride vehicles and volunteer-owned and operated vehicles. Because of the diversity and the vulnerability of the populations the CCOs serve, the brokerage must also maintain a culturally aware and sensitive working environment.

On average there are more than 800,000 rides per year requested by the OHP member population in the Tri-County area. The brokerage of these services must have the ability to service a medically and culturally diverse community within a large and varied geographical region covering more than 3,000 square miles.

Access2Care is an industry leading managed transportation services program designed for health plans, healthcare facilities and government entities. They have seven call centers nationwide, including one in Boise, Idaho that will service the Tri-County area. Local administrative offices will be co-located with AMR in Portland.

Access2Care and American Medical Response are part of Envision Healthcare, a leading provider of emergency medical services in the United States.

- About Health Share of Oregon -
Serving over 233,000 members in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties, Health Share of Oregon is Oregon's largest coordinate care organization. Health Share is a unique community-wide partnership created to ensure quality, cost-effective physical, dental and mental health care for Oregon Health Plan members. With a network of 16 physical, mental and dental health plans and nearly 11,000 providers, Health Share provides an integrated community delivery system with the objective of achieving better care, better health and lower costs for the Medicaid population and for the region.

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

- About FamilyCare -
FamilyCare is the oldest Medicaid managed care organization in Oregon and currently serves more than 110,000 Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington and Marion county residents eligible for benefits through Medicaid (Oregon Health Plan) and Medicare. Founded in 1984, FamilyCare, Inc. is committed to supporting the health of Oregonians through innovative systems that increase access to care, improve quality and lower costs. At the heart of these systems is a belief that the relationship between patient and primary care providers is the foundation for creating a healthcare system that promotes caring, efficiency and community well-being. More information is available at www.familycareinc.org.

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Health advisory for water contact at Mill Beach lifted August 22
Oregon Health Authority - 08/22/14
August 22, 2014

Testing shows fecal bacteria levels have subsided

The Oregon Health Authority today lifted a public health advisory for contact with marine water at Mill Beach, located in Curry County. The agency issued the advisory August 7 after water samples showed higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters.

Results from subsequent samples taken by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality showed contamination had subsided and the water no longer poses a higher-than-normal risk associated with water contact activities. However, officials recommend staying out of large pools and runoff from water frequented by birds, because this can be an indication of increased bacteria from fecal matter.

State officials continue to encourage other recreational activities at all Oregon beaches, suggesting only that water contact be avoided when advisories are in effect.

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

For more information, visit the Oregon Beach Monitoring Program website at www.healthoregon.org/beach or call 971-673-0400, or call the Oregon Public Health toll-free information line at 1-877-290-6767.

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Central Oregon Fire Update
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/22/14
Central Oregon - There are several changes this morning to closures in the National Forests due to reduced fire activity on the Muskrat and South Forks Fires. In the Deschutes National Forest, the West Cultus Lake boat-in Campground and trails north of Cultus Lake have reopened to public entry.

Also, the entire closure area in the Ochoco National Forest has reopened to the public, although there are still closures in place on BLM and Malheur National Forests associated with the South Forks Complex. The fire information number for this incident is 866-347-0636 or find the most recent closures and announcements at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/. The South Forks Complex is now 90% contained.

Public use restrictions as well as an Industrial Fire Precaution Level III (IFPL III) are still in place for federal lands in Central Oregon. The public use restriction currently prohibits open fires, including charcoal fires, except in designated campgrounds. IFPL III means that personal and commercial woodcutters are prohibited from operating power saws.

Public use restrictions and the IFPL III apply to the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests, Crooked River National Grassland, and the BLM Prineville District. For details on these specific restrictions, please contact the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center at 541-416-6811.
Newly released comic book provides earthquake education (Photo)
Oregon Office of Emergency Management - 08/22/14
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The Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and Dark Horse Comics released a new comic book titled, "Without Warning," Aug. 20, aimed at teaching earthquake preparedness to teenagers. The comic book is the result of collaboration between the Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup (CREW), OEM, and Dark Horse Comics.

"Most public education publications are not interesting to kids," said OEM's Althea Rizzo, the Geologic Hazards Program Coordinator. "This comic book allows us to reach a new audience not often targeted in preparedness materials."

"Without Warning" is a story about a girl who lives on the Oregon Coast and is trying to reunite with her family after a major Cascadia Earthquake. It is a 12-page, full-color comic book addressing what can happen in the aftermath of major earthquake and tsunami.

Oregon is located near the Cascadia Subduction Zone, a 600 hundred mile earthquake fault stretching from offshore Northern California to Southern British Columbia. Experts predict a large 9.0 or higher earthquake could strike Oregon in the near future.

"We know the risk is there, making our job of spreading the message of preparedness that much more important," Rizzo added. "We are grateful to have the opportunity to partner with Dark Horse."

Dark Horse Comics is an Oregon based company widely considered one of the top comic publishers with more than 20 feature films spawning from various series the company has produced.

"Without Warning" is available for free download on mobile devices here: https://digital.darkhorse.com/profile/4951.without-warning/. Printed copies are available through the Oregon Office of Emergency Management. For more information contact Althea Rizzo at OEM at 503-378-2911 ext. 22237.


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Fall road restrictions return to the Tillamook State Forest (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/22/14
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Road restrictions will return to the western side of the Tillamook State Forest this fall to improve deer and elk movement during hunting season. These restrictions are designed to reduce pressure on wildlife during increased hunting periods.

Forestry and wildlife officials say that some area roads will be closed to motorized vehicles during archery and rifle hunting seasons in September, October and November. Selected roads in the Trask, Wilson and Nehalem River areas will be gated and signed.

Hunters and other recreationists can access gated areas by foot, mountain bike, horse or other non-motorized options. Locations of gated areas change year-to-year based on access needs, forest conditions and operations.

Celebrating a five-year partnership, ODF continues working with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and the Tillamook chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association throughout this period.

Motorized access by ODF staff or contractors working in these areas may occur. Maps of road management areas are available at the Tillamook ODF office located at 5005 Third St., Tillamook and at the ODF Tillamook District's website at: http://cms.oregon.gov/odf/pages/field/tillamook/abouttillamook.aspx. Click on the "Recreation" link for more information.

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08/21/14
Red Cross responds to a single-family home fire in Portland,Oregon
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/21/14
A single-family house fire occurred in the 1500 block of NE 72nd Avenue in Portland, Oregon
A Red Cross DAT consisting of Mike Redlin and Rebecca Brinkley responded.
This single-family fire affected 3 adults.The Red Cross provided lodging, comfort kits and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
Car Crashes into Fence in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood - Driver Flees, Possibly Injured
Portland Police Bureau - 08/21/14
On Thursday August 21, 2014, at 8:51 p.m., East Precinct officers responded Southeast 143rd Avenue and Powell Boulevard on the report of a car into a house and the driver running away. Additional information was received that a witness thought the driver was possible a gunshot victim.

Several officers arrived in the area and located the vehicle crashed into a fence, rather than a house.

A neighborhood search for the driver was conducted but nobody matching the driver's description was located by police.

The driver was described as a white or Hispanic male, 6'0" tall, medium build, short hair or bald, heavily tattooed, carrying two bags.

A witness described hearing a gunshot prior to the crash but officers have not located any evidence of gunfire.

The vehicle has a damaged ignition but is not a reported stolen car.

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

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Man Reported Missing in April Found Safe in Portland Area
Oregon State Police - 08/21/14
A 51-year old man reported missing April 21, 2014, to Oregon State Police (OSP) detectives was found Thursday with the help of Portland Police Bureau at a homeless shelter in Portland. The man was in good health and his family is aware of his whereabouts.

RANDEL JON BROWN, age 51, was reported missing by his mother to OSP Klamath Falls detectives. He was reportedly missing since early March and was last seen at the Gateway Transit Center in Portland. OSP issued news releases in an attempt to help develop tips to find him.

Detectives from OSP and Portland Police Bureau (PPB) developed information that BROWN was recently spotted in the Portland area. On August 21, 2014, a PPB officer found him at a Portland-area homeless shelter.

OSP thanks PPB for their assistance in this case.

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Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to an Apartment Fire (1534 NE 72nd Ave)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/21/14
This evening a 6:52 pm Portland Firefighters were called to an apartment building at 1534 NE 72nd Avenue. Callers reported heavy smoke from a basement window with an occupant still inside. Firefighters from Station 19 arrived and found smoke and fire from a basement apartment. The apartments occupant was standing outside.

Firefighters began attacking the fire and treating the adult male occupant for fire related issues. The man was transported to Emanuel for treatment and further evaluation. The main fire was extinguished and firefighters began searching for hidden hot spots.

A Fire Investigator was called to determine the fires cause and to estimate damages. This information will be provided when it's available. If photo's become available this release will be updated to include them. Portland Fire & Rescue reminds the public to get out, stay out and call 911 during a fire.
Benton County Sheriff's Office is Investigating a DUII Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash (Photo)
Benton Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/21/14
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Deputies from the Benton County Sheriff's Office are continuing to investigate a two-vehicle fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 20 at mile post eight, east of NW Scenic Drive in North Albany. The crash resulted in the death of one of the drivers and minor injuries to the other driver. There were no passengers in either vehicle. The surviving driver was arrested for multiple, serious charges.

At about 6:57 am on Thursday, August 21, 2014, Damon Selves, 32, from Corvallis, Oregon, was driving east on Highway 20 in a 1995 Acura Integra. Gabriel Ruiz Lopez, age 37, from Eugene, Oregon, was driving west on Highway 20 in a 1993 Ford Escort Wagon. According to witness statements and evidence on the roadway, the Acura Integra traveled into the westbound lane and tried to turn back into his lane. The Ford Escort tried to avoid the Acura Integra, but the vehicles collided head on and came to rest in the middle of Highway 20.

Damon Selves was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis by the Corvallis Fire Department with minor injuries. Gabriel Ruiz Lopez was extracted from his vehicle and pronounced deceased on the scene by medics. After an investigation by deputies, Damon Selves was arrested for the following charges: Manslaughter I, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (Drugs), and Reckless Driving.

Damon Selves was not wearing a safety belt and airbags were deployed in the Acura Integra. Gabriel Ruiz Lopez was wearing a safety belt and the Ford Escort was not equipped with airbags. The Benton County Multi-Agency Collision Investigation Team was activated and investigated the scene. Firefighters and EMT's from the Albany Fire Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation also assisted at the scene. Highway 20 was closed for about two and a half hours.

Deputies from the Benton County Sheriff's Office are continuing to investigate the crash and the Sheriff's Office is asking anyone who witnessed the crash or has any information to please contact Detective Sergeant David Peterson at 541-766-6820.


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Red Cross responded to a single-family house fire in Portland, Oregon
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/21/14
A single-family house fire occurred in the 1800 block of SE Yamhill in Portland, Oregon.
A Red Cross DAT consisting of Willie Bence and Bob Cozzie responded.
Two adults and 2 children were affected.
The Red Cross provided housing, food, clothing, comfort kits and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
Traffic Stop in Cornelius Leads to Drug Arrest (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/21/14
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August 21, 2014 -- A traffic stop in Cornelius leads to the driver's arrest on an outstanding warrant, drug and weapons charges.

Sheriff's Deputies serving the City of Cornelius stopped a vehicle on August 21, at 2:21 a.m., on South 10th Avenue at South Cherry Street for failing to stop for a traffic light. The driver gave deputies several false names, but was later identified as Jeremy Alan Brubeck, 28, of Vernonia. Deputies learned his correct name after searching the vehicle and locating his identification.

Deputies discovered a handgun within reach of the driver's seat. After searching the vehicle, they located ammunition, cash, methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and items commonly used to distribute controlled substances. As Mr. Brubeck was taken into custody at the scene, additional live ammunition fell out of his pants.
Mr. Brubeck was arrested and lodged in the Washington County Jail. He is charged with 15 crimes including:

*Possession, Manufacture and Delivery of Heroin, Methamphetamine, Marijuana, and Cocaine
*Felon in Possession of a Weapon
*Giving False Information to a Police Officer

He is also being held on an outstanding felony warrant for violating his parole. He is held on $50,000 bail.


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Monday, August 25, 2014 Executive & Regular Board Business Meeting Agenda
Parkrose Sch. Dist. - 08/21/14
The Parkrose Board of Education of School District No. 3, Multnomah County, Oregon, will convene in a Executive Session & Regular Board Business Meeting on Monday, August 25, 2014 in the Boardroom at the Parkrose District Office located at 10636 NE Prescott St., Portland, Oregon at the hour of 6:30 p.m. The Board will recognize our new High School Vice Principal Andre Goodlow. They will receive department updates from the Superintendent's office, School Improvement, Technology, Human Resources, Student Services and the Business office. The Board will be taking action on items including: Consent Agenda and a Request for Proposal for the High School wireless renovation project. The agenda is posted on the Parkrose School District Website at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1000205
Ridgefield School District mitigates asbestos fiber release episode
Ridgefield Sch. Dist. - 08/21/14
Thursday, August 21, 2014-Ridgefield, WA-Last week, Ridgefield School District discovered and contained an asbestos fiber release episode following the installation of a new fire sprinkler system in the high school's locker rooms.

Construction crews mounting a fire sprinkler system in the existing high school locker rooms drilled holes into asbestos-containing ceiling tiles causing a fiber release episode where asbestos fibers released into the air can be inhaled, possibly causing health problems. Less than a total of one square foot of asbestos tile was damaged during the episode.

District personnel enacted the Asbestos Hazardous Emergency Response Act (AHERA) procedures to contain and mitigate the episode including the following steps:

* Access was immediately restricted to the area following the discovery of asbestos dust;
* Clark Nelson, a certified AHERA Project Designer with PBS Engineering & Environmental, Inc., the asbestos mitigation contractor retained by the district, designed a clean-up strategy;
* Gross debris was removed as well as any affected surfaces in the area by certified AHERA contractors;
* The exposed area was then cleaned by certified AHERA contractors using HEPA-filter vacuums and wet-wiping;
* Following the cleaning, a visual inspection is performed by an AHERA-certified inspector;
* Once the district passed the visual inspection, air sampling tests were performed to ensure adequate air quality prior to re-occupancy.

Due to the size of the clean-up, only a PCM clearance test was required by AHERA for air sampling, however PBS Engineering & Environmental also executed a more stringent TEM clearance test to ensure proper air quality. The exposed area passed both tests and was certified for re-occupancy.

"Student health and safety is our top priority," said Dr. Nathan McCann, Ridgefield School District Superintendent. "We are disposing of exposed athletic equipment in order to completely limit student exposure to asbestos fibers." The district is currently taking inventory of all exposed equipment and is placing orders for its replacement including:

* Football equipment including: jerseys, shoulder pads, helmets and a variety of other pads for pants;
* Volleyball equipment including game and practice nets as well as safety pads for officials' stands;
* Various other athletic equipment.

Orders have been placed for all of the football gear which is expected to arrive the first week of September before the first game. "We understand that this episode has been a hardship on our football and volleyball players," said Debbie Bentler, Athletic Director for Ridgefield School District. "Our coaches and players have been really amazing and patient in working with us through resolving this matter."

For more information, the district encourages any interested party to contact Dr. Nathan McCann at the Superintendent's Office at (360) 619-1302.

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Salem Police To Participate in Seatbelt and Safety Restraint Campaign
Salem Police Dept. - 08/21/14
The Salem Police Department will be participating in a statewide campaign to address seatbelt use, proper child safety seat use, cell phone distractions (texting), speed violations and impaired drivers.

The Department will be using Federal funds from the US Department of Transportation to increase traffic patrols during the daylight hours from August 25 through September 7 in this third annual enforcement and education campaign. The goal of the campaign is to reduce the number of motor vehicle related deaths and injuries by increasing the public awareness of laws regarding the three most prevalent factors contributing to traffic crash injuries: safety restraint use, speed and impaired drivers.

A statewide observation survey in June 2013 found ninety- eight percent of Oregon's motoring public using safety belts, making Oregon one of the two highest safety belt use states in our country. Since the 1990 passage of Oregon's adult seatbelt law, observed seatbelt use among the motoring public has doubled from 50% to 98% while crash fatality and injury rates have both dramatically decreased by 58% and 24% respectively.

Child safety seats reduce crash fatality risk for infants under one year old by 71% and for toddlers aged one to four by 54%. Safety belts reduce fatality risk by 45 to 60 percent. And yet, 31%, or 61 of Oregon's 198 occupant fatalities in 2012 were reportedly unrestrained. ODOT estimates that approximately half of these fatalities could have been avoided with proper restraint use.

The Salem Police Department along with the Oregon Department of Transportation encourages all drivers and passengers to make a conscious effort to use their seatbelt at all times when traveling in a motor vehicle regardless of the distance traveled. We are also encouraging the proper use of child safety seats and restraints.

For help with child seats, refer to the seat manufacturer's instructions, vehicle owner's manual, or your local child seat fitting station. A list of fitting stations can be found at: http://www.nhtsa.gov/apps/cps/index.htm or at http://oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources/
Volunteer Needed to Fill School Board Position One
Reynolds Sch. Dist. - 08/21/14
On Wednesday, August 13, 2014, the Reynolds School Board accepted the resignation of Heather Chao from position one. The board will appoint a replacement who will serve through June 30, 2015.

Reynolds School District Board of Education is looking for applicants willing to serve in the governance role.

Reynolds School District Board of Education meets the second Wednesday of every month. Additional meetings and workshops are typically held the fourth Wednesday of most months.

The School Board invites interested community members to apply by September 30, 2014.

Board member qualifications:

a) Registered voter
b) Reside within the Reynolds School District boundaries for at least one year.

Please complete the application attached below and submit to our Board Secretary, Connie Philibert at cphilibert@rsd7.net, by September 30, 2014. Please contact Connie at (503) 661-7200 with questions.


Attached Media Files: Application: Board Vacancy
Portland Fire & Rescue responds to 2nd Alarm Highrise Fire at 522 SW 5th Avenue (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/21/14
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***Update-After questioning the 34 year old woman, taken into custody by PPB, investigators are persuing other leads.

More than 60 firefighters responded to a late night high rise fire on the roof of the 15-story Yeon Building.

The fire burnt an area approximately 25' in circumference. No injuries to firefighters or civilians resulted from this fire.

Fire crews responded after several 911 calls reported smoke and flames coming from the roof of the building. First arriving crews ascended to the roof of the building carrying the necessary equipment to extinguish the fire. Additional crews secured a water supply, performed primary and secondary searches of the building, checked for fire extension and evacuated adjacent structures.

The fire was brought under control in less than 20 minutes and was contained to the floor of origin.

A fire investigator is on scene working to determine the cause of this fire and making preliminary damage estimates.


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High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) Planned in Tigard Throughout the Labor Day Holiday Weekend
Tigard Police - 08/21/14
Over the long Labor Day holiday weekend, Tigard Police have plans for a high visibility enforcement (HVE) as part of a nationwide effort to reduce impaired drivers. Here in Tigard, grant funded overtime for officers will allow extra patrol to locate drivers who are operating a vehicle under the influence. The program is in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Drive sober or get pulled over. If the statistics surrounding impaired drivers isn't enough-the related penalties if caught will certainly be.

* Last year, more than 10,000 people died as a result of alcohol-impaired crashes: one every 51 minutes
* Alcohol impaired motor vehicle crashes cost more than an estimated $37 billion annually

Please 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. You can learn more about HVE campaigns at www.nhtsa.gov/drivesober Have a safe holiday.
Firefighters Extinguish Suspicious Brush Fire in Barton (Photo)
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 08/21/14
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Shortly before 1:00pm firefighters responded to the area of Highway 224 and Bakers Ferry Rd on a brush fire. Witnesses in the area reported seeing an individual start the fire and leave the area. Crews arrived to find approximately an 1/8th of an acre of grass and brush burned with fire actively crowning from the top of a large Douglas Fir tree along the Cazadero Trail near Barton. Firefighters were able to extinguish this fire in just over an hour, using a water deluge gun mounted on top of the fire engine to reach the top of the tree. No injuries occurred and no buildings were damaged.

This is the seventh brush fire that Clackamas Fire has responded to in the area of Highway 224 and Bakers Ferry Road since July 15, 2014. Due to the number of potentially related incidents in this area, Clackamas Fire is asking neighbors and businesses to report any suspicious activity related to this incident to the Clackamas County Sheriffs Office at 503.723.4949 or by filling in the online form at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp


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Chief Michael Reese: Building Community Trust Our Most Important Obligation (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/21/14
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As we watch the tragic events in Ferguson unfold, there are some powerful themes that have come to the forefront and have emerged as critical reminders for all cities and law enforcement agencies across America.

The importance of building greater trust between police officers and the people we serve is paramount; particularly among those communities whose relationship and history with the Police Bureau has sometimes been strained. Trust is a perishable commodity; it's something we must work on every day.

At the Portland Police Bureau, we have had a lot of conversations recently about building legitimacy for the work we do in protecting the public. These unfortunate circumstances in Missouri help make clear to me, and hopefully to everyone in our community, that creating a police-community relationship built on trust is our most important obligation.

A law enforcement agency must mirror the community in which it serves. In Portland, we continue to increase diversity as we hire new police officers. We are committed to building strong partnerships with community members and agencies that assist us in serving and protecting the people of Portland.

Police use of force and the policies and training that accompany it need to be continually reviewed and improved upon. The Portland Police Bureau has made significant changes to our use of force policies and training aimed at reducing use of force and improving de-escalation tactics. Our use of force numbers have declined over the last four years, and all uses of physical force are investigated by a supervisor. Citizen complaints also have decreased.

Finally, communication, including listening, remains the key to better understanding. When we have an officer-involved shooting or high-profile incident, we are committed to transparency.

There is no daylight between our values as an organization and the values and expectations the community has for their police officers. This is important to all of us. Our Portland Police Officers go out every day committed to doing their very best to serve and protect our community. As an agency, we pledge to continue to develop and enhance our services to match our community's expectations.

Note: Chief Reese's comments can be viewed on YouTube: http://youtu.be/FZ_ViUjBcwI

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Grants Pass Man Arrested on Charges Related to Unlawful Sexual Contact With Juvenile Female (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/21/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division arrested a 29-year old Grants Pass man Thursday following an investigation into unlawful sexual contact with a female juvenile.

On August 21, 2014, OSP detectives and a trooper arrested NATHANIEL SCOTT THATCHER, age 29, at his residence in the 700 block of Plumtree Lane in Grants Pass. THATCHER was lodged in the Josephine County Jail on the following charges:

* Sexual Abuse in the First Degree (3 counts)
* Sodomy in the Second Degree
* Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the Second Degree (3 counts)

The investigation began August 12, 2014, after OSP was provided information of THATCHER's alleged sexual contact with the 12-year old victim.

No other information for release at this time.

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23-Year-Old Man Arrested After a Traffic Pursuit - Gun Seized from Vehicle (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/21/14
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On Wednesday August 20, 2014, at 10:55 p.m., East Precinct Street Crimes Unit officers attempted to stop a vehicle for traffic infractions at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Sacramento Street.

The driver of the vehicle stopped momentarily but then sped away from officers in the vehicle. Officers pursued the vehicle until the driver crashed into a street sign and fence at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Morrison Street.

The driver exited the vehicle and ran away but was quickly apprehended in the neighborhood by officers pursuing him on foot. Officers located and seized a handgun inside the vehicle. The driver was identified as 23-year-old Timothy Ray Waters II.

Waters was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Attempt to Elude on Foot, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit & Run), and Reckless Driving.

This week, the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team is being assisted by Street Crimes Units from all three precincts to help prevent continued gang violence from occurring after several recent shootings.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106.

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

Gun crimes in progress should immediately be reported to 9-1-1.

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Northwest and Southwest Oregon Regional Forest Practice Committees meet August 27 in Springfield
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/21/14
The Northwest and Southwest Oregon Regional Forest Practice Committees will meet Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. They will discuss and may make recommendations about the Board of Forestry's streamside rulemaking process for protecting cold water. This public meeting will be held Weyerhaeuser Company, 785 North 42nd Street, Springfield, Oregon 97478.

Regional Forest Practice Committees are panels of citizens - mandated under Oregon law - that advise the Oregon Board of Forestry on current forestry issues and forest management approaches. Three Regional Forest Practice Committees, serving the Northwest, Southwest and Eastern regions of the state, were created by the 1971 Oregon Forest Practices Act. Under Oregon law, a majority of Regional Forest Practice Committees members must be private forest landowners and logging or forest operations companies.

Members of the public may attend the meeting. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. Requests for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Questions about accessibility or special accommodations for the meeting can be directed to the Oregon Department of Forestry at 503-945-7427.

Oregon's forests are among one of the state's most valued resources, providing a balanced mix of environmental, economic and social benefits.

Additional information about ODF's Regional Forest Practice Committees is available on the Oregon Department of Forestry's web site: www.oregon.gov/ODF/pages/board/rfpc/rfpc.aspx
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Salem Police Request Assistance in Locating Missing Endangered Juvenile (Photo) *** UPDATE ***
Salem Police Dept. - 08/21/14
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*** UPDATE ***

Last night at approximately 8:20 pm, Bethany Desanto was spotted in the area of Portland Rd NE and Hayesville Dr NE by citizens, who contacted the Marion County Sheriff's Office. Bethany was taken into protective custody a short time after by Marion County Deputies and was immediately returned to the custody of the Department of Human Services.

The Salem Police Department would like to thank everyone who contacted us and offered assistance and information.


Salem Police Detectives are asking for assistance from the public in locating a missing 15-year old girl who is possibly in a situation that presents a danger to her.

Bethany Desanto was contacted by a Salem Police Officer on August 12, 2014 when she was found living with her homeless mother in Minto Brown Island Park. Bethany was taken into protective custody at that time and placed in the custody of the Department of Human Services, who later placed her in a foster home in the north Salem area. She fled from that foster home on August 13, she has not been in contact with her relatives, and her whereabouts are currently unknown.

Bethany is known to use controlled substances and alcohol and may frequent homeless camps and other areas that could place her in direct danger. A missing person report has been taken by the Marion County Sheriff's Office and she has been entered into the national database as missing and endangered. Bethany may also give a false name when contacted.

Anyone who has information about Bethany is asked to contact Salem Police Detective Sergeant Michael Bennett at 503-540-2456, or 911 if they know of her current whereabouts.

Photos of Bethany are attached.


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Charter Bus Driver Cited for June 2014 Fatal Crash in Old Town
Portland Police Bureau - 08/21/14
On Tuesday August 19, 2014, the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Investigations Unit issued two citations to a driver involved in a June 2014 fatal crash in Old Town.

The driver, 68-year-old Charles Atarashi Start, was issued citations for the following violations:

* Oregon Revised Statute 811.028 - Failure to Stop and Remain Stopped for Pedestrian
* Oregon Revised Statute 811.135 - Careless Driving (Accident/Death to a Vulnerable Road User)

This investigation started on June 8, 2014, at 3:53 p.m., when Central Precinct officers received a report of a crash involving a pedestrian and a bus at Northwest 6th Avenue and Glisan Street.

The pedestrian killed, 18-year-old Monserrat Hernandez-Garcia of Vancouver, Washington, was killed after being struck by an AMTRAK charter bus, driven by Mr. Start.

Investigators learned that the bus driver turned from Westbound Glisan Street to northbound 6th Avenue, where the crash occurred and Ms. Hernandez-Garcia was struck and killed.

The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office reviewed this case.

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The Virginian Star James Drury Celebrates 80th Birthday at Oregon State Fair (Photo)
Amber Lindsey PR - 08/21/14
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WHAT:
In celebration of his 80th birthday, film star James Drury - best known for his portrayal as The Virginian - returns to Oregon, where he grew up. Drury will present about his career, his famous TV series, and the old west. He will also sign autographs and be available for photos.

WHEN & WHERE:
Presentation (Creative & Artistic Stage)
Friday, August 29 - 11am to 12pm and 3pm to 4pm
Saturday, August 30 - 11am to 12pm
Sunday, August 31 - 11am to 12pm and 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Autographs & Photos (Jackman Long Building)
Friday, August 29 through September 1 - 11am to 5pm daily

WHY:
The Virginian was the first 90-minute color western TV series. The show aired from 1962 to 1971, making it the third longest running western series in the history of television. Portrayed by James Drury, the lead character was never given a name other than The Virginian. Not even Drury knew his character's real name.

PRICE:
Free with paid fair admission
All ages welcome

CONTACT:
Amber Lindsey, (503) 730-8157, amber@amberlindseypr.com


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The 149th Oregon State Fair takes place August 22 through September 1, 2014. Fair admission is reduced this year to $8 per person (ages 12 and up) and $6 (ages 6 to 11 and 62 and over). Oregon State Fair thanks its sponsors: Chemeketa Community College, NW Chevy Dealers, CHS Nutrition, Columbia Distributing, Comcast, Dairy Farmers of Oregon, Green Acres Landscape, Inc., Les Schwab, National Guard, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Oregon Lottery, Ricoh, Safeway, Sleep Country USA, and Wilco. Additional information about the fair is available at www.oregonstatefair.org.


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AMR Clackamas County Team Wins National Competition (Photo)
AMR - 08/21/14
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AMR CLACKAMAS COUNTY TEAM WINS NATIONAL COMPETITION
Paramedic Ken Schey and EMT Jason Mitro Take Top Honors

(Portland, Oregon.) -- American Medical Response (AMR) Clackamas County is proud to welcome home the winning emergency medical services (EMS) team (Paramedic Ken Schey and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Jason Mitro) who took top honors at AMR's Fifth Annual National Clinical Cup Competition Aug. 17, in Denver, Colorado. Teams from across the U.S. competed in a scenario-based competition testing their patient safety and clinical care skills and the Clackamas County team took the title "Best of AMR."

"We are delighted that Ken and Jason are coming home with top honors," stated Randy Lauer, General Manager of Oregon Operations. "Our professionals work hard to ensure our patients receive the highest level of care in the safest possible environment, and this is the ultimate recognition."

Each year millions of patients trust their lives and medical transportation to AMR paramedics and EMTs and, in return, AMR crews deliver safe and quality care. Six teams, each winners of their respective regional competitions, were judged on their proficiency in EMS safety, clinical knowledge, patient care, and skills and abilities including professional operation of emergency vehicles, gurney use and lifting techniques.

"By bringing many of the best clinicians of AMR together at a fun and competitive event, we hope to raise awareness about the importance of quality emergency medical response and transport," said Ron Thackery, AMR's Senior Vice President, Professional Services and Integration. "We are the largest provider of medical transportation in the U.S., and are committed to providing quality patient care in a safe environment 24/7."

AMR operations from around the country hosted preliminary competitions throughout the year to choose the finalists for the national event. The Schey-Mitro team won AMR's NW Regional Clinical Cup Competition in May, beating eight teams from Oregon, Washington and Montana for the spot in the finals. AMR teams from Arizona, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Oregon competed in the final competition.


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Getting there is half the fun! Oregon State Fair release onsite parking details (Photo)
Amber Lindsey PR - 08/21/14
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SALEM, OR - August 21, 2014 - Parking at the Oregon State Fair is just $5 this year and getting to fair couldn't be easier. Combined with reduced admission prices, families can enjoy the fair... for less!

Pick up a FREE parking pass from NW Chevy Dealers
Visit participating NW Chevy Dealers locations to receive a coupon good for one day of FREE general parking at the Oregon State Fair. Coupons available while supplies last. Visit www.oregonstatefair.org/special-days-promotions/chevy-free-parking/ for a list of participating dealerships.

Ride the FREE Cherriots Shuttle to and from the fair
Cherriots Shuttles will run every 30 minutes during the week and every 15 minutes on weekends and the Labor Day holiday. Visit www.oregonstatefair.org/shuttle for the pickup and drop off locations and schedules.

Park your car for just $5
Three major parking lots surround the fairgrounds at a cost of just $5 per vehicle per day. Visit www.oregonstatefair.org/map and www.oregonstatefair.org/directions for details about where to park onsite, including directions to ADA parking in the Pink Lot.

Ride your bike!
Bicycle racks on 17th Street between the Jackman Long Building and the Armory are available to all cyclists free of charge.


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About the Oregon State Fair
Named one of Huffington Post's top ten state fairs, the 149th Oregon State Fair takes place August 22 through September 1, 2014. Fair admission is reduced this year to $8 per person (ages 12 and up) and $6 (ages 6 to 11 and 62 and over). Oregon State Fair thanks its sponsors: Chemeketa Community College, NW Chevy Dealers, CHS Nutrition, Columbia Distributing, Comcast, Dairy Farmers of Oregon, Green Acres Landscape, Inc., Les Schwab, National Guard, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Oregon Lottery, Ricoh, Safeway, Sleep Country USA, and Wilco. Additional information about the fair is available at www.oregonstatefair.org.


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Deputies On Scene of Two Vehicle Crash With Injuries (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/21/14
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One person has been transported to the Salem hospital with injuries after a two vehicle crash. Today at approximately 10:45 a.m., deputies were called to the intersection of Cordon Road NE and Swegle Road NE in Salem on a reported two vehicle crash.

Deputies are on scene and working to determine how a Jeep and a dump truck collided at the intersection. The driver of the Jeep has been taken to the Salem Hospital with unknown injuries. The area is currently closed from Center Street to Sunnyview Road NE but is expected to reopen within the next thirty minutes.

The Sheriff's Office does not anticipate any further release regarding this incident until the investigation can be completed and that time frame is unknown. You can follow the road closure information on our Twitter Page @MCSOInTheKnow


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Sheriff's Office investigating homicide of unidentified male between Wilsonville/Aurora; tips sought (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/21/14
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UPDATE (Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014) -- Identification of homicide victim found in field Aug. 11; tips sought

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office can now identify the homicide victim found Aug. 11 in a field in the area of NE Arndt Rd and Hwy. 551 between Wilsonville and Aurora.

The victim is identified as Misael "Gallo" Delgado Nunez, age 45, of Aloha, Oregon. A photo of the victim is attached.

Mr. Delgado Nunez was last seen in the Beaverton area on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014.

The Sheriff's Office is actively seeking tips from the public.

On Monday, Aug. 11, the Sheriff's Office Patrol deputies responded to a citizen's report of a dead body. The subject was located by fire and police personnel and confirmed to be deceased. Detectives from the Sheriff's Office, as well as personnel from the Medical Examiner's office, were called out to investigate. A description of the deceased was released -- including a photo of the cross necklace he wore. This led to his identification by friends and family.

TIPS SOUGHT

Anyone with information concerning this crime is encouraged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office confidential Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp

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EARLIER (Aug. 12, 2014):

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the homicide of an unidentified adult male, found in a field in the area of NE Arndt Rd and Hwy. 551 between Wilsonville and Aurora.

The Medical Examiner's Office performed an autopsy, and determined the unidentified male died from a gunshot wound.

The Sheriff's Office is actively seeking tips from the public.

On Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, Sheriff's Office Patrol deputies responded to a citizen's report of a dead body. The subject was located by fire and police personnel and confirmed to be deceased.

Detectives from the Sheriff's Office and personnel from the Medical Examiner's Office were called out to investigate.

The deceased subject is described as an adult, Hispanic male in his 20s or 30s. The victim is about 5'3" tall and weighs about 180 lbs. He was wearing an Army camo print t-shirt, blue jeans, and black-and-orange Nike-brand sneakers. He also had a distinctive cross with blue stones on a neck chain.

A photo isolating the distinctive cross design is attached to this release.

TIPS SOUGHT

Anyone with information concerning this crime is encouraged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp Please reference CCSO Case # 14-21883.

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Transit Police Seeking Public's Help to Identify Exposer on MAX (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/21/14
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The Transit Police Division is asking for the public's help to identify a suspect who exposed himself to a woman on the MAX.

This investigation began on July 24, 2014, when Transit Police took a report from a young adult woman who said a man exposed himself to her on the MAX.

Investigators learned that the suspect boarded an eastbound Blue Line MAX at the Beaverton Transit Center and rode the MAX to the East Burnside & 162nd Avenue stop.

The suspect appears to be an African American male, early-50s, 5'6" tall, medium build, well dressed, wearing glasses and a purple cap.

A surveillance photo of the suspect is being released to assist with identification.

Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to contact Transit Police Division Officer Richard Harvey at (503) 793-9386, or by email, richard.harvey@portlandoregon.gov.

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Entrepreneurship Course for Baby Boomers Coming to Portland - Scholarships Available
AARP Oregon - 08/21/14
Kauffman FastTrac and AARP to help those over 50 pursue their entrepreneurial dreams

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland-area residents aged 50 and over soon will be able to learn how to more effectively turn their entrepreneurial ideas into business success thanks to a new program from Kauffman FastTrac(R) and AARP. "FastTrac NewVenture(TM) for the Boomer Entrepreneur" is specifically designed to help Baby Boomers who are considering entrepreneurship to hone their unique strengths, experience and expertise in order to start their own businesses.

The 10-week course will meet one evening per week beginning on Sept. 16 at the Avita Business Center, located at 5257 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Portland. In an outreach to its membership, AARP is offering $500 scholarships to 60 aspiring entrepreneurs who were born prior to 1965. Participants may register online at http://avitabiz.affiliate.fasttrac.org/program-event-detail.aspx?peid=Ug3yRTw940epCipDt0lWbA.

"We believe there is pent-up demand for entrepreneurship education among more mature audiences," said FastTrac Vice President Michele Markey. "Whether they're pursuing a lifelong passion, shoring up their retirement accounts, or utilizing skills and experience in a new way, boomer entrepreneurs make big contributions to our economy by creating new businesses and, in turn, new jobs."

Research shows that since 1996, Americans between the ages of 55 and 64 had a higher rate of entrepreneurial activity than those aged 20 to 34, averaging a rate of entrepreneurial activity roughly one-third larger than their youngest counterparts. To meet these changing demographics, FastTrac NewVenture for the Boomer Entrepreneur is uniquely tailored to help those aged 50 and over:
* Develop a business concept.
* Determine the viability of the business idea.
* Outline the critical steps to launch a successful business.
* Define the company brand.
* Identify potential sources of funding.
* Learn how to manage business functions and develop a culture.

"We're pleased to partner with Kauffman FastTrac to better serve our members interested in expanding their entrepreneurship business skills," said Joyce DeMonnin, the outreach director for AARP Oregon. "Through this coursework, they will acquire new insights and tools, explore available resources, and expand their networking opportunities to start and grow successful businesses."
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Kauffman FastTrac is the leading global provider of learning curricula that equip aspiring and existing entrepreneurs with the business skills and insights, tools, resources, and network to start and grow successful businesses. Kauffman FastTrac was created by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the largest foundation in the United States devoted to entrepreneurship. Visit www.fasttrac.org for more information.

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as health care, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities, and protection from financial abuse. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org.
Benton County Sheriff's Office Investigates Fatal Crash, Highway 20 and Scenic, Albany
Benton Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/21/14
This morning, Thursday 8/21/14 at 6:57 am, Deputies with the Benton County Sheriff's Office responded to a fatal head on collision on Highway 20, just north of Scenic Drive in Albany. A male driver of a Ford Station Wagon was traveling west bound on Highway 20 when it was stuck head on by a Acura that was eastbound. The male driver of the Ford was deceased at the scene. The male driver of the Acura was transported to Good Samaritan Regional hospital in Corvallis with non-life threatening injuries. No passengers were in either vehicle. Investigation is continuing as to causes and fault of the crash. Identification of the drivers will be released pending notification of the deceased family.

Highway 20 was closed for about 2.5 hours.

Oregon State Police, Albany Police, Corvallis Police, ODOT and Albany Fire responded to the scene and assisted Benton County Sheriff's with traffic control and Crash Investigation.
34-Year-Old Woman Taken to Hospital for Mental Health Evaluation After Climbing a Building, Wrapping Herself in American Flag
Portland Police Bureau - 08/21/14
On Wednesday August 20, 2014, at 11:49 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Oregon Bank Building, located at 319 Southwest Washington Street, on the report of a naked female climbing the flagpole on top of the building.

Several officers responded to the building and gained access to the roof. The woman had stripped off her clothes, climbed the flagpole, removed the American flag, then climbed back down the flag pole.

Once back on the roof, the woman wrapped herself in the flag while holding a lighter and a fire extinguisher. The woman also began throwing construction glue from the rooftop, damaging vehicles on the street below.

Officers contacted her and were able to take her into custody. The woman appeared to be suffering from a mental health crisis and is suspected to have been under the influence of a stimulant.

The woman was taken to a Portland hospital for a mental health evaluation.

Arson Investigators from the Portland Police Bureau and Portland Fire & Rescue do not know if the woman is connected with a fire at the Yeon Building, located at 522 Southwest 5th Avenue, that began shortly before the call to the Oregon Building.

The cause of the Yeon Building fire is under investigation.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Oregon National Guard CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package to conduct training and evaluation exercise (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 08/21/14
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The Oregon National Guard CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) is scheduled to conduct a training and evaluation exercise at Camp Rilea in Warrenton, Ore., Aug. 24-28.

The media is invited to attend a special Media Visit Day, scheduled for Monday, Aug. 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Camp Rilea is located at 33168 Patriot Way, Warrenton, OR 97146. The tour of the CERFP exercise will begin at building 7425.

The mission of the Oregon National Guard's CERFP is to provide immediate response capability to the governor including: incident site search capability of damaged buildings, rescuing trapped casualties, providing decontamination, performing medical triage and initial treatment to stabilize patients for transport to medical facilities, and remains recovery.

In March, Oregon's CERFP participated in Vigilant Guard Exercise at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska. Oregon's Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen worked alongside members from the Hawaii National Guard CERFP unit, training to respond to a large-scale earthquake scenario. The exercise tied into the Alaska Shield and several linked exercises on both the state and national level.

Oregon's CERFP is comprised of Oregon Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen from around the state, providing the majority of the search and recovery and decontamination efforts on the team.

The Oregon CERFP is one of the nation's newest validated teams. The team completed required external validation in May 2012, which evaluated members in the technical aspects required for their mission.

In March 2013, the team also underwent a Standardization Evaluation and Assistance Team (SEAT) inspection, which evaluated its fiscal and administrative responsibilities. The team's results allowed for its ultimate validation and mission readiness status.

To see the Flickr photo album of the Oregon CERFP in action, visit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/oregonmildep/sets/72157629775748352/


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Michael Anderson-Nathe of Cascade AIDS Project tapped to lead Community Engagement efforts at Health Share of Oregon (Photo)
Health Share of Oregon - 08/21/14
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(Portland, OR) - Michael Anderson-Nathe has been appointed Director of Community Engagement for Health Share of Oregon, a coordinated care organization (CCO) serving Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties. Anderson-Nathe, who most recently spent nine years leading prevention and education programs at Cascade AIDS Project (CAP), will direct Health Share's approaches to addressing social determinants of health outcomes, upstream prevention and member engagement.

"Michael brings over 15 years of experience in community health program development," noted Janet L. Meyer, CEO of Health Share. "His ability to bring together coalitions and partnerships, along with his own personal commitment to achieving health equity for our most marginalized populations, will be critical to achieving Health Share's community health goals."

"As a long time community health professional, I'm excited to be part of Health Share's work to ensure accessible, affordable and culturally responsive health care," said Anderson-Nathe. He will join Health Share in mid-September.

As the Director of Community Engagement, Anderson-Nathe will work with Health Share members, community leaders, health and social service organizations, foundations and other stakeholders to develop and support local initiatives that improve the health of Health Share members and benefit overall population health. He will lead Health Share's engagement with public sector partners, including local public health departments, local mental health authorities and long term care agencies.

Anderson-Nathe will provide strategic leadership for Health Share's Community Advisory Council, oversee the implementation of Health Share's Community Health Improvement Plan and serve as the liaison between community service providers and Health Share's medical delivery system to co-design system improvements that improve members' health outcomes. He will also oversee efforts to develop culturally and linguistically appropriate care to better understand the needs of Health Share members.

Since 2005 Anderson-Nathe has served in several capacities at Cascade AIDS Project, including Director of Prevention & Education Services and most recently as the Interim Co-Deputy Executive Director. During his tenure at CAP, he oversaw the design, implementation and evaluation of HIV prevention and education programs. Prior to his work at CAP, Anderson-Nathe was a Program Coordinator/Health Educator at Clackamas County Public Health, a founding partner of Health Share, and still serves on the Clackamas County Public Health Advisory Committee. He previously held positions as a community health specialist and case manager in Minnesota.

Anderson-Nathe earned a BA in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and a Masters in Public Administration from the Portland State University.

- About Health Share of Oregon -
Serving over 230,000 members in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties, Health Share of Oregon is a unique community-wide partnership created to ensure quality, cost-effective physical, dental and mental health care for Oregon Health Plan members. With a network of over 18,000 providers, including over 900 dentists, Health Share provides an integrated community delivery system with the objective of achieving better care, better health and lower costs for the Medicaid population and for the region.

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

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Aili Schreiner named Oregon Cultural Trust Manager
Oregon Arts Commission - 08/21/14
Aili Schreiner, an experienced leader and project manager in the non-profit and heritage community, is the new manager of the Oregon Cultural Trust. Schreiner succeeds Kimberly Howard, who recently accepted a position with PGE's social responsibility team.

"We're delighted to welcome Aili to the Oregon Cultural Trust," said Bob Speltz, Trust board chair. "Her work over the past eight years in support of Oregon's cultural organizations will enable to her to successfully strengthen partnerships and invest in creative place making through collaborations that build and celebrate the creative economy."

"We are incredibly fortunate to have found someone as qualified and energetic as Aili to manage the Oregon Cultural Trust," added Brian Rogers, executive director of the Trust and the Oregon Arts Commission. "Her experience working with heritage and history organizations, as well as her proven track record in fundraising and coalition building, makes her an exciting addition to our team."

Schreiner's most recent position was program director for the Confluence Project, a nonprofit dedicated to restoring public lands at heritage sites along the Columbia River. During her four-year tenure, she raised more than $6 million in capital and programming funding and created and implemented "Gifts from Our Ancestors," a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary K-12 education program working with tribal artists, elders and tradition keepers. She also led strategic marketing and communication plans.

From 2006 to 2009 she served as the senior project manager for Oregon 150, the state commemoration of Oregon's sesquicentennial, where she developed and oversaw project budgets, sponsorships and grant applications. She also secured and developed government, nonprofit, business and partner relationships and created Oregon Stories, a signature project to collect and distribute more than 600 written, audio and visual first-person narratives from and about Oregonians.

Schreiner's experience also includes editing "Reflections on the Presidency" for the Oregon Historical Society Press and serving as a visitor services representative for the Oregon Historical Society. She graduated with honors with a bachelor's in history from Lewis and Clark College, where she focused on Native American history and gender studies. She is a member of the Estonian Society of Portland and served on the advisory board of the Chinook Nation Website Project and the planning board for the 2012 centennial commemoration of Oregon women's suffrage.

"I am thrilled to join in the great work of the Oregon Cultural Trust," said Schreiner. "Our culture is the face of Oregon - one increasingly recognized nationally. The strength of our arts, humanities, heritage, preservation and tourism initiatives are points of entry for all Oregonians, both new and old. I am proud that Oregon is the home of this unique enterprise - cultural funding for the people, by the people. How very Oregonian!"

Schreiner begins her duties as trust manager on Wednesday, Aug. 20.
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Oregon Safety Belt Campaign
Tualatin Police Dept. - 08/21/14
Tualatin Police will be conducting a safety enforcement blitz starting August 25, 2014. The project will focus on proper belt use for adults as well as children riding in booster seats (ages 4-8), texting while driving, and speed enforcement.

Tualatin Police will join with police agencies nationwide for the annual, "Click it or ticket" campaign that runs from August 25th through September 7th. Oregon agencies will focus on educating drivers on the importance of wearing their safety belt properly and making sure children (ages 4-8) are properly secured in a booster seat, as well as the dangers of texting while driving, and driving too fast.

Statistics show child safety seats reduce crash fatality risk for infants under 1 year old by 71 percent and for toddlers aged 1 to 4 by 54 percent. Safety belts reduce fatality risk by 45 to 60 percent. And yet, 31% or 61 of Oregon's 198 occupant fatalities in 2012 were reportedly unrestrained. ODOT estimates that approximately half of these fatalities could have been avoided with proper restraint use.

Consistent vehicle restraint use is the single most effective way to protect motor vehicle occupants from crash injury or death, according to the US Department of Transportation.

For safety belt systems, "proper use" means lap belt placed low across hips and shoulder belt crossing center of the chest over the collarbone. Belts should be free of slack and lying flat with no twists or knots. If the shoulder belt portion of the belt rides up onto the neck or feels uncomfortable, comfort may be increased by using the built-in adjuster or by moving seat position. The shoulder belt should NOT be placed under the arm or behind the back - this can cause serious internal injuries or ejection in a crash.

Oregon's Three Flags Campaign is committed to reducing traffic crash injuries and deaths by promoting safety belt use and encouraging other safe driving behaviors through active enforcement and education.

The safety enforcement campaign is a federally funded program administered by ODOT through the Oregon State Sheriff's Association, Oregon Association Chiefs of Police and OSP Patrol Services.

Nearly one hundred state, county and city police agencies are participating in overtime grants to be used primarily during joint, statewide enforcement saturations or, "blitzes" scheduled for February, May and September.

For more information on the, "Click it or Ticket" program please visit the following web pages, www.nhtsa.dot.gov/ or www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TS/safetybelts.shtml
Oregon Civil Air Patrol To Conduct Statewide Exercise This Weekend (Photo)
Oregon Civil Air Patrol - 08/21/14
Oregon CAP will be utilizing it's fleet of specially equipped Cessna C-182 aircraft during it's state wide exercise this weekend.
Oregon CAP will be utilizing it's fleet of specially equipped Cessna C-182 aircraft during it's state wide exercise this weekend.
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The Oregon wing of the Civil Air Patrol will be conducting a state wide USAF evaluated exercise this coming weekend, August 23 and 24, with a collection of scenarios to train for, and test, the Oregon CAP's capability and preparedness to respond to various types of historically supported emergency situations.

With incident command centers located in Medford, Bend and Aurora, the CAP will conduct responses to both natural disasters, air search and rescue, and related operations that could be requested by state, local and federal authorities. Six aircraft and up to 100 members from around the state will comprise ground and air crew personnel to conduct various emergency flight and ground operations. These operations could be communications support to local authorities, search operations to locate missing persons or aircraft, high resolution digital photo reconnaisance, emergency medical support flights and transporting of critical supplies, equipment and personnel among other possible responses.

In addition to adult aircrew and ground staff, the CAP will utilize it's teenaged cadet members in various ground support operations such as communications, mission base operations, ground search and rescue operations and aircraft flightline activities under the guidance of an experienced adult member.

"Our cadet members are a crucial force multiplier during our missions" said Major Rich Ouellette, CAO Incident Commander. " They perform essential tasks that have a tremendous impact on the success of our multitude of operational missions"

"The training we conduct during these evaluated tests and more routine training operations during the year are important to keep our skills current, apply new technology and procedures and to train our newer members who are interested in serving their communities and their country in time of emergency." He said.

Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with more than 60,000 members nationwide. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and has been credited by the AFRCC with saving more than 100 lives this fiscal year. Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and counterdrug missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to over 25,000 young people currently participating in CAP cadet programs. CAP has been performing missions for America for more than 68 years. For more information on CAP, please visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com

MEDIA NOTE:
Members of the media are encouraged to visit the CAP mission bases at the Medford Airport and
Aurora State Airport (North end) during the exercise. No media flights will be conducted, but there will be opportunities to conduct interviews including official USAF evaluators.


Attached Media Files: Oregon CAP will be utilizing it's fleet of specially equipped Cessna C-182 aircraft during it's state wide exercise this weekend.
Deputies Investigating Shooting in Red Robin Parking Lot ***Update*** (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/21/14
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Last night at 8:50 p.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were called to the parking lot of the Red Robin located at 3610 Center Street NE on a reported disturbance. The Sheriff's Office has determined that prior to our arrival an altercation took place between two groups of people within the parking lot of the restaurant and at some point multiple shots were fired.

Shortly after the parking lot shooting the Sheriff's Office received additional calls of more shots being fired a short distance from the original altercation. As a result of the shooting within the parking lot two adult victims were treated for gunshot wounds and later released from the Salem Hospital. No injuries were reported at the second shooting scene.

Detectives worked through the night and are continuing to follow up on leads produced from their investigation. Although no arrests have been made in the case, detectives have no evidence suggesting that there is any immediate danger to the public. Detectives do believe however that the shooting and altercation is gang related.

The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information in regard to the shooting to please call our Tip Line at 503-540-8079. You can remain anonymous.


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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO)
Tualatin Police Dept. - 08/21/14
Beginning Friday, August 22nd at 10pm until Friday, August 29th at 8am, Lt. Greg Pickering will be the acting public information officer for the Tualatin Police Department. For media related inquiries, please contact Lt. Pickering by email gpickering@ci.tualatin.or.us or call 503-572-7717.
Red Cross responds to single-family house fire in Vancouver, Washington
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/21/14
A single-family house-fire occurred on 2100 block of Carlson Road in Vancouver, Washington
A Red Cross DAT consisting of Cathy Kuter, Jeff Kuter and Dave Sasseen responded.
Lodging, food, comfort kit and information about mental health and disaster services were provided.
08/20/14
Female Robbery Suspect Arrested (Photo)
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/20/14
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Starting back in April 2014 there was an armed robbery of a convenience store in Hazel Dell. The suspect was described as a white female in her 30s being about five feet tall. Subsequent to that there were six other robberies with the same suspect's general description. One of the robberies was committed at the Peoples Credit Union and one at Columbia Bank where the suspect left in a SMART car and four more stores.

After careful investigation detectives with the Clark County Sheriff's Office Tactical Detective Unit developed a suspect. On August 20, 2014 at about 12:00 detectives arrested Marie A. Berry a 35 year old Vancouver Resident for the above crimes. Marie was booked in to the Clark County Jail on the below listed charges:


RCW 9A.56.200 - Robbery 1- Seven Counts
RCW 9A. 56.068 - Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle
RCW 9A.56.040 - Theft II - Two Counts


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Shooting Investigation Underway in North Portland
Portland Police Bureau - 08/20/14
This afternoon, Wednesday August 20, 2014, at approximately 5:40 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 300 block of North Fremont Street on the report of a shooting.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and located the male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to one of his legs. The victim has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to the non-life-threatening injury.

Preliminary information indicates that the shooting may have happened at North Fremont Street and Commercial Avenue and may be self-inflicted.

Several officers are in the area checking for a crime scene. The victim is not cooperating.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

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OSP Central Point Fish & Wildlife Trooper Receives Shikar-Safari Club International Award (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/20/14
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Conservation-based organization, Shikar-Safari Club International, honored a Central Point-area Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division trooper today as the State's top wildlife enforcement officer for 2013. The award was presented in Salem with the OSP's leadership staff in attendance.

On August 20, 2014, Shikar-Safari Club International representative Lynn Loacker presented Senior Trooper James Collom with the Shikar-Safari Club International "Wildlife Officer of the Year" award, placing him in a distinguished group of officers who have earned recognition for their commitment to fish and wildlife enforcement and protection of natural resources. The award has been given annually for more than 25 years to honor outstanding wildlife enforcement officers whose efforts during the previous year reflected outstanding performance and achievement among the state agency's sworn fish and wildlife law enforcement personnel.

In presenting the award, Lynn Loacker noted that wildlife enforcement officers rarely receive the recognition and encouragement they so greatly deserve for protecting our wildlife and natural resources.

"We congratulate Senior Trooper Collom on being our selection for the Shikar Safari Club International's 'Wildlife Officer of the Year' award. This award puts him in a very distinguished group who has earned this recognition for their outstanding performance and dedication to duty," said Loacker.

Senior Trooper Collom has been involved with enforcing fish and wildlife laws for about 22 years including fourteen years with OSP following nine years as a game warden in Idaho. Passionate about his job, Collom is known to be a top performer on his Fish & Wildlife team including the number of field contacts, investigations, and enforcement activities. He has a high number of field contacts, written the majority of search warrants for his team, and assists Patrol Division troopers in handling crashes and other calls for rural law enforcement services.

As the Department's statewide coordinator for the "Turn-in-Poachers" (TIP) program, Collom administers rewards given by the Oregon Hunters Association (OHA) to tipsters for information on fish and wildlife cases. He also writes articles for the OHA magazine, works closely with local ODFW biologists, is a speaker at hunter education classes, and helps organize OSP's booth each year at the Sportsmen's Show.

Some recent cases worked by Collom include:

* The investigation of an Eagle Point-area deer poaching ring that led to the service of seven search warrants and the charging of eight suspects for crimes including 23 felony counts.
* The investigation of the poaching of a trophy class buck that was shot and left to waste in a field in the Eagle Point area. A difficult case to solve with little evidence, Collom had a news release issued and solicited funding for a $3,000 reward. The investigation also identified the unlawfully shooting of three large bucks and led to charges for a husband and his wife.

In May, Senior Trooper Jim Collom also received the OSP Fish & Wildlife Division's 2013 "Trooper of the Year" award.

Shikar-Safari Club International is a worldwide organization dedicated to the protection, enhancement and preservation of wildlife and has placed particular emphasis on endangered and threatened species through the promotion of enforcement of conservation laws and regulations.

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(Left to right: Lynn Loacker and Senior Trooper Collom)

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The Oregon State Police is a full-service public safety agency providing diverse services to the citizens of Oregon. Our mission is to enhance livability and safety by protecting the people, property, and natural resources of the state. To realize our vision and accomplish our mission our objectives are to BE THERE (be ready and able to respond to the increasing needs of Oregonians); PREVENT HARM (engage in vigilant enforcement of laws and regulations while making Oregon's roadways safe and reducing our citizen's exposure to crime, fire and disasters); and, SUPPORT OREGON COMMUNITIES (providing specialized services and assistance throughout Oregon in support of the statewide public safety infrastructure).

The primary responsibility of the Fish and Wildlife Division is enforcement of fish, wildlife, and commercial fishing laws and protection of Oregon's natural resources and the habitats upon which they depend. Fish and Wildlife Division officers are fully trained State Troopers who also enforce traffic, criminal, boating, livestock, and environmental protection laws and respond to emergency incidents.

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Evergreen Habitat for Humanity Celebrates the 10th Annual "Raising the Roof" Fundraising Breakfast September 18th, 2014 (Photo)
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity - 08/20/14
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Evergreen Habitat for Humanity's Annual 'Raising the Roof' fundraising breakfast, which has raised funds to support the homeownership dreams of families in Clark County for the last 10 years, will be held at the Vancouver Hilton on September 18th, 2014. Funds from the breakfast have helped to build 23 homes in the last 10 years for hard-working, low-income families.

"We are excited about this opportunity to not only connect with our community, but to raise funds to help further our mission of providing decent, affordable housing to those in need in the Vancouver, Washington area," says Josh Townsley, Executive Director of Evergreen Habitat for Humanity.

The breakfast program will include stories from some of Habitat's local families, volunteer of the year awards, and highlights from Evergreen Habitat's recent trip to Guatemala to build homes.

The fundraising breakfast will be at the Hilton in Vancouver, Washington, 301 W. 6th Street, at 7:30 a.m. (7:00 a.m. check in time). The breakfast is "complimentary" and seats are still available. Individuals and groups are invited to attend. Table sponsorships can be purchased for $500 which includes recognition on promotional materials.

Please contact Melissa Edwards at (360)737-1759 or Melissa@ehfh.org for more information or to rsvp.


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East County Fire & Rescue Hosts Dinner and Evening 9/11 Ceremony
East (Clark) County Fire & Rescue - 08/20/14
East County Fire and Rescue will be holding their annual evening 9/11 Ceremony of Remembrance on Thursday, September 11th at Station 91, 600 NE 267th Ave, Camas, next to Grove Airfield. Come and see the beautiful granite 9/11 Memorial that was dedicated last year and donated by the America for Youth Foundation and a group of local motorcyclists. The Ceremony of Remembrance with luminarias, one for each First Responder that died, will begin at 7:30 pm. At that time there be a short talk and then will be the reading of the names of the First Responders who lost their lives during the 9/11 attacks.
Make it an evening for you and your family by attending the 5th Annual Spaghetti Dinner hosted by the East County Volunteer Firefighter Association. Dinner will be served from 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm and consist of spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, garlic bread and punch. Cost of the dinner is by donation. Part of the proceeds from the dinner will go to one of the following charitable organizations, the NW Burn Foundation, the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial, or a local charity.
Please join us for this very special evening of sharing a meal together and remembering those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. If you need more information please call Station 91 at 834-4908.
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Paula and Rick Knapp (PIO)
East County Fire and Rescue
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Camas, WA 98607
360-834-4908
Tigard Police Investigating Overnight Stabbing
Tigard Police - 08/20/14
At approximately 3:30 a.m. on August 20th, Tigard Police were called to the Park Place Apartments located 11555 SW 88th Ave. in Tigard on reports of an altercation involving several people outside a rental unit. Upon arriving, Tigard Police officers learned that a small group of men had previously been fighting which involved knives and a bat. In the area, police located a man allegedly involved who needed medical treatment from stab wounds he sustained. The subject was transported to OHSU for non-life threatening injuries. About the same time police received indication that another man was being treated at a local hospital for stab wounds. Police went to that location and determined the connection to the other reported stabbing incident.

Throughout the night, Tigard Police detectives worked to gather witness information and conduct interviews. It appeared that a small group of men, who are all acquaintances, got into an argument which escalated into a physical fight to include the use of knives. Tigard Police investigators are continuing the investigation. At this time the only arrest which resulted was due to one of the involved men having a warrant. Additional charges may be forthcoming.

Anyone who may have information regarding the incident can contact the Tigard Police Department at 503-639-6168 or via email at tips@tigard-or.gov
Three Flags Traffic Safety Campaign
Beaverton Police Department - 08/20/14
Officers from the Beaverton Police Department will again join law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon in the Three Flags Seatbelt Enforcement Campaign that begins Monday, August 25, 2014 and will continue through Sunday, September 7, 2014. The focus of this campaign is seatbelt use, booster seats, distracted driving involving cell phones and speeding. The goal of this campaign is to reduce traffic injuries and deaths by increased education and enforcement.

A statewide observation survey in June 2013 found ninety - eight percent of Oregon's motoring public using safety belts, making Oregon one of the two highest belt use states in our country. Since the 1990 passage of Oregon's adult belt law, observed belt use among the motoring public has doubled from 50% to 98% while crash fatality and injury rates have both dramatically decreased by 58% and 24% respectively.

Oregon law requires that there be "proper use" of the entire seatbelt system; lap belt placed low across the hips and a shoulder belt over the collarbone and crossing the center of the chest. Belts should be free of slack and lying flat with no twists or knots. If necessary, slide the attachment on the door post up or down to fit the size of you or your passenger. Shoulder belts should not be placed under the arm or behind the back - this can cause serious internal injuries or ejection in the event of a crash.

A child weighing less than 40 pounds must be properly restrained in a child safety seat. A child under one year of age or weighing less than twenty pounds must be restrained in a rear-facing child seat. A child over forty pounds but under age eight or less than 4' 9" tall must be restrained in either a child seat with harness system or in a booster seat that raises the child up so that a lap and shoulder belt system fit correctly.

The Beaverton Police Department holds free child safety seat clinics throughout the year. The next clinic will be on September 20, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Kuni Cadillac collision Center located at 3725 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005.

The use of cell phones while driving a motor vehicle is not only against the law and could lead to a traffic ticket, but could cause the senseless death of you or another person.
The Beaverton Police Department will continue to strive to keep our citizens safe, reminding you that car seats, seat belts and following the posted speed limit are an effective way to protect you and your family. Our enforcement efforts will be on-going as we work with the community to save lives.

Speeding and driver impairment are the most common causes of injury crashes. Oregon's safety belt overtime enforcement program is committed to reducing the severity of crash injuries by promoting proper safety belt and child restraint use.

Three Flag Blitz campaigns are funded through grants received from the Oregon Department of Transportation.
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Mop-up hits high gear on Old Blue Mountain Fire
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/20/14
Thousands of gallons of helicopter-borne water was poured on the Old Blue Mountain Fire Tuesday, significantly knocking out numerous hot spots within the 99-acre blaze that broke out late Monday during a thunderstorm.

Early this morning, Incident Commander Steve Wetmore (ODF) reported "Old Blue is one hundred percent lined and one hundred percent plumbed," meaning the fire line was completed overnight and a system of fire hoses now encircles the burned area. The fire is 30 percent contained.

The firefighters' objective today is to mop-up hot spots 300 feet inside the fire line and patrol outside of the fire line to watch for spot fires. Helicopters and air tankers are available, if necessary.

No new fires were reported yesterday on ODF's Southwest Oregon District. Reconnaissance flights are in the air today to search for holdover fires from Monday's thunderstorms.

A Level 1 evacuation alert (Be Ready) remains in effect for portions of Humbug Creek Rd. in Jackson County:
· All homes on the left fork of Humbug Creek Rd;
· Addresses 2542 and above on the main fork of Humbug Creek Rd (the dirt portion).

The status of the evacuation level will be reviewed this afternoon. More progress on perimeter mop-up is necessary before removing the evacuation alert.

Also, the roadblock near the 4 mile marker on the right fork of Foots Creek Rd remains in place today.

ODF Southwest Oregon District fire activity information and current fire prevention regulations are posted online at www.swofire.com.
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Names Released in Hwy 47 Crash
Forest Grove Police - 08/20/14
Police have released the names of the individuals involved in the Hwy 47 hit & run investigation from 8/19/14.

The driver of the black Jeep Liberty was 35 y/o Travis Johnson of Gaston. Johnson was ejected from the vehicle during the crash and sustained life-threatening injuries. He is listed in critical condition at Oregon Health Sciences University. He was not wearing a safety restraint.
His wife, 30 y/o Stephanie Wirfs-Johnson of Gaston was a front seat passenger. She has been released from the hospital after treatment for minor injuries. She was wearing a safety restraint. Johnson's three children, ages 11, 13 and 15 were not injured. All three were wearing safety restraints.

The driver and single occupant of the 1987 Toyota Supra who left the scene of the crash has been identified as 48 y/o Timothy Sabrowski, also of Gaston. Sabrowski was not injured. He is cooperating with authorities.

Investigators are interviewing witnesses to the crash and the driving leading up to it in addition to looking at other evidence in determining how it occurred. Police are being assisted by members of the Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team in the ongoing investigation. Results of the investigation will be turned over to Washington County District Attorney's office for consideration of charges stemming from this incident.

On a side note, it should be noted that the details above underscore the importance of wearing a seat belt. It is the single most effective and proven means of reducing the likelihood of death and serious injury in a crash.
Two Gang Associates Arrested with Firearms During a Traffic Stop (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/20/14
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On Tuesday evening August 19, 2014, North Precinct Street Crimes Unit officers stopped a vehicle for traffic violations at Northeast 3rd Avenue and Weidler Street.

The driver, 22-year-old Manuelito Fernando Gonzales Jr., and passenger, 18-year-old Brandon Marquise Duckworth, were both known to officers as gang associates. During the course of the traffic stop, officers learned that Duckworth had an outstanding parole violation warrant so he was placed into custody.

Additional investigation by officers led to the discovery of two loaded handguns in the vehicle. Both handguns were seized and placed into evidence.

Officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's Gun Task Force responded to assist with the investigation.

Gonzales was charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Duckworth was charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm (two counts), Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Both were booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

This week, the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team is being assisted by Street Crimes Units from all three precincts to help prevent continued gang violence from occurring after several recent shootings.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106.

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

Gun crimes in progress should immediately be reported to 9-1-1.

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Internal Investigation Complete
Sherwood Police Department - 08/20/14
* On June 25, 2013 Officer Adam Keesee is placed on administrative leave based on allegations of possible criminal conduct stemming from a tort claim filed against the City of Sherwood and Officer Adam Keesee.
* On July 19, 2013 the Sherwood Police Department requested that Oregon State Police (OSP) conduct a criminal investigation of Officer Adam Keesee. As a matter of policy the Sherwood Police Department does not conduct criminal investigations of its own members. The criminal investigation was forwarded to the Clackamas County DA's Office which declined to prosecute.
* On or around February 20, 2014 immediately following the completion of the criminal investigation, an internal investigation was initiated by the City Attorney's Office and Officer Adam Keesee remained on leave. The internal investigation was conducted by a third-party investigator to ensure a fair, unbiased, and transparent investigation.
* On August 18, 2014 the internal investigation was completed and found no violations of Sherwood Police Department policies by Officer Adam Keesee. The internal investigator found the allegations against Officer Adam Keesee to be unfounded.
* On August 20, 2014 Officer Adam Keesee was removed from administrative leave and returned to full-duty.
The City of Sherwood and the Sherwood Police Department take all allegations of misconduct seriously and is dedicated to providing professional law enforcement services and preserving the quality of life for its citizens and community.
The Sherwood Police Department wishes to thank the community for their patience in this matter.
The City of Sherwood and the Sherwood Police Department is also grateful for the assistance of the various professional investigators involved in this matter.
In light of state law restrictions and pending civil litigation, the Sherwood Police Department is unable to comment any further and will not answer any questions regarding this matter.
National Park Service Continues Historic Preservation at Pearson Air Museum with Repainting Projects
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - 08/20/14
VANCOUVER, WA - As part of its historic preservation mission, the National Park Service at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site has announced the initiation of two major painting projects at the national park's Pearson Air Museum & Jack Murdock Aviation Center.

Through these projects the exterior of the national park's main Pearson Air Museum hangar facility will be repainted, along with the west façade of the air museum's Historic Hangar.

Constructed in 1921 by the Spruce Production Corporation to house a US Army airplane for aerial forest fire patrols, the Historic Hangar was moved by the Army to its current location in 1925 for use by the Army's 321st Observation Squadron.

These historic preservation painting projects will be performed by a contractor with National Park Service oversight, and will be completed in time for the National Park Service's annual free Campfires and Candlelight event at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site scheduled for September 13, 2014.

"These projects have been on our radar for a few years, and is an important step in keeping our facilities in good condition for the community's enjoyment for years to come," said Alex Patterson, Facility Manager at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

"The staff and volunteers at Pearson Air Museum are thrilled to see the hangars repainted. It will enliven and refresh the facility, giving an even greater pride of place as we interpret the rich aviation history of Pearson Airfield with the visiting public," said Bob Cromwell, Manager at Pearson Air Museum.

During this project the Pearson Air Museum and the Historic Hangar will remain open and free to the public while the painting contractor performs exterior painting activities. For information on reserving the Historic hangar or other venues at Pearson Air Museum for a special event, please contact the museum staff at 360-816-6232.

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THIS SUNDAY: See if Your Collectibles are Valuable at New Oregon Historical Society What's It Worth? Event (Photo)
Oregon Historical Society - 08/20/14
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Portland, OR - Have you ever wondered if you had a hidden treasure buried in your closet? Find out at the Oregon Historical Society's first "What's It Worth?" event on Sunday, August 24, where local specialists will provide "Antiques Roadshow"-style evaluations of your collectibles.

Items that can be evaluated include: American Indian arts and crafts, autographs, coins, comic books & rare books, fine art, jewelry, political buttons, pottery, toys, vintage & antique clothing, and other collectibles. Evaluations are $10 plus regular OHS museum admission, and each person is limited to five items. Evaluations will be provided by local professionals who have volunteered their time to support this event. Visit the event page (http://ohs.org/education/whats-it-worth.cfm) for a full list of the professionals in attendance.

"With the current fascination in auction and antique hunting popping up all over popular TV shows, this seems like the perfect time for the Oregon Historical Society to host its own rendition of "Antiques Roadshow" said Oregon Historical Society Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk. "Who knows - you may discover you have had something hidden away for decades of real value and historical significance!"

All proceeds raised from this special event support the mission of the Oregon Historical Society. The event runs from Noon - 4 PM at the Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland) and evaluations are given on a first come, first served basis.

Accompanying this event is a new Oregon Historical Society museum exhibit titled "Worth/Worthless: Valuing Our Collections," curated by OHS Library Director Geoff Wexler in collaboration with OHS Associate Registrar Kim Buergel. To help us better understand the many meanings of value, this exhibition draws on the rich collections of the Oregon Historical Society, providing juxtapositions of documents, artworks, and artifacts that illustrate the often puzzling differences that make things valuable or valueless. (http://ohs.org/exhibits/current/worth-worthless.cfm)

Note that firearms and weapons are not permitted, and all items presented for evaluation must be able to be carried by hand. Evaluations that are provided are auction estimates and are not considered legally binding paid appraisals.

About the Oregon Historical Society
Since 1898, the Society has served as Oregon's primary research collection and museum about Oregon history. OHS has an extensive collection of historical pieces, including over 85,000 artifacts and 3 million photographs and films. It safeguards and presents Oregon's history through a museum, research library, academic journal, educational programs, and digital content. Visit ohs.org for information on current exhibits and events and access to educational content.


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City of Portland Part I Crime Stats through August 2, 2014 - Car Prowls Up 17%
Portland Police Bureau - 08/20/14
City of Portland Part I Crime Stats through August 2, 2014, indicate that Part I crimes are up 3% over the same time period in 2013.

Of particular interest is the rise in larceny from autos (car prowls), which is up 17% citywide.

The Portland Police Bureau wants to remind community members to never leave valuables in their car to attract opportunistic thieves. If you must store anything in your vehicle, keep it out of sight and secure. When possible, park in busy, well-lit areas.

Also, if you are the victim of a car prowl, the Police Bureau encourages victims to file a police report online by visiting http://www.PortlandPolice.com

Community members are urged to protect themselves and their property by obtaining tips on how to prevent crime from occurring in their neighborhoods.

Crime Prevention information from the Office of Neighborhood Involvement can be found by visiting http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/cp

Neighborhood crime statistics are regularly available by visiting http://www.portlandpolice.com and using the CrimeStats tool.

The attached document is Part I Crimes only, as defined by the Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Part I crimes include: Murder, Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Larceny, Auto Theft, and Arson.

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Attached Media Files: 2014-08/3056/77017/City_of_Portland_Part_I_Crime_Stats_Through_August_2.pdf
Lebanon Field Fire Held to 5 Acres
Lebanon Fire Dist. - 08/20/14
Shortly after 3 p.m. on Tuesday, the Lebanon Fire District was dispatched to a field fire at 36500 Honey Sign Drive. Firefighters encountered a wind driven fire in a partially flailed stubble field. With the aid of farm crews already on scene, the fire was extinguished. There were no injuries. Estimated damage was $500 to some irrigation equipment damaged by the fire. 15 personnel and 11 apparatus responded to the fire.

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contact me at jdavis@lebanonfire.com for photos, I could not get them to attach to the release.
Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 99N north of Belt Line Road near Eugene (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/20/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Tuesday night's three vehicle serious injury crash that occurred on Highway 99N north of Belt Line Road in Lane County. Six people were injured, four seriously.

According to Lieutenant Rob Edwards, on August 19, 2014 at approximately 9:00 p.m., a 1999 Ford F-450 utility truck driven by ISIAH BROWN JR, age 57, from Eugene, was traveling northbound in the right hand lane at approximately 40 mph when it was struck from behind by a 2003 Lexus four-door driven by RONNIE D. HARRISON, age 72, from Eugene. After impact, the Ford truck came to rest facing east blocking about half of the right hand lane. The Lexus came to rest in both northbound lanes.

A short time after the first crash, a northbound 1992 Yamaha motorcycle operated by JOHNNY J. HARNESS, age 33, from Junction City, traveled upon the scene and clipped the Ford truck's bumper and then struck the Lexus. HARNESS was ejected and came to rest on the highway after hitting a vehicle that stopped on the shoulder to assist north of the crash scene.

HARNESS was seriously injured and transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. He was wearing a helmet.

HARRISON received non-life threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to McKenzie Willamette Hospital. His vehicle had three passengers transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. Left rear passenger/wife SHARON HARRISON, age 68, was seriously injured. Right rear passenger LINDA WEIR, age 69, from Eugene, was seriously injured. Right front passenger/son KEVIN HARRISON was seriously injured.

BROWN received minor injuries and was transported to McKenzie Willamette Hospital.

OSP troopers from the Springfield Area Command office are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. Senior Trooper Cecil Arient is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Lane Rural Fire, Eugene Police Department, and ODOT.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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08/19/14
Passing the Torch at the Oregon WWII Memorial (Photo)
Historical Outreach Foundation (HOF) - 08/19/14
Dedication of the Oregon WWII Memorial on June 6. 2014
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MEDIA ALERT
August 19, 2014

PHOTO OPP: Thursday, Aug 21, 11:30 am
OR WWII Memorial, Capitol
Corner of Cottage & Court, Salem. OR

With construction complete, a transition will take place at the state capitol.

SALEM, OR -Thursday, August 21 will mark the official transition of the Oregon World War II Memorial Foundation to the Historical Outreach Foundation (HOF), a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of our military veterans. Members of both foundations will gather for a short ceremony at the memorial site at 11:30 AM, after which, the WWII Memorial will sunset into the HOF.

Just 10 weeks after the dedication in Salem, the finishing touches have now been completed. The June 6 ceremony took place on the grounds of the State Capitol, as veterans, friends, and family arrived from all around the state to honor those who paid the ultimate price for their service. By all estimates, there were over 300 WWII veterans at the event, and a crowd of over 2,000 in attendance.

The granite memorial wall bears the names of the recorded 3,771WWII veterans from Oregon who fought and died in battle, or as a result of injuries sustained during their service.

"This memorial will serve to educate young people about our military history, specifically the importance of honoring those who fought and died in service to our country," said Lou Jaffe, president of the OR WWII Memorial Foundation. "Those who served during WWII were part of this country's Greatest Generation, and shared a tremendous sense of unity, honor and sacrifice."

The Historical Outreach Foundation, under the leadership of Alisha Hamel, executive director, will carry on the mission of the WWII foundation as they continue to honor our rich military history through education and preservation. The HOF supports several educational initiatives including the Oregon Military Museum, Veterans' Legacies Project, and the Oregon WWII Memorial.

To learn more, or to support the programs at the Historical Outreach Foundation, visit www.historicaloutreach.com or call (503) 705-5965. For concerns about the maintenance of the Oregon WWII Memorial site, contact the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs in Salem.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Rachael Mortensen, Rachael@historicaloutreach.com, (503) 550-9463

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Attached Media Files: Dedication of the Oregon WWII Memorial on June 6. 2014 , Oregon WWII Memorial in Salem , Oregon WWII Memorial in Salem
UPDATE: Traffic Pursuit Ends in Arrest of Driver - Small Child Found in Car by Police, Uninjured
Portland Police Bureau - 08/19/14
The driver arrested after this afternoon's pursuit has been identified as 36-year-old Lakeshia Necole Robinson. Her child was released to family after a precautionary exam at a Portland hospital.

Robinson struggled with officers and was tased twice before being taken into custody.

Robinson was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Attempt to Elude on Foot, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Reckless Endangerment, Reckless Driving, and Resisting Arrest.

Robinson will be arraigned on Wednesday.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

This afternoon, Tuesday August 19, 2014, at 4:28 p.m., a North Precinct officer attempted to stop a vehicle on Northeast Killingsworth Street for a traffic violation but the driver did not stop, instead sped away from the police.

Additional officers were able to get behind the fleeing vehicle and assist with the pursuit as it moved eastbound on Killingsworth. Officers ahead of the pursuit were able to deploy Spike Strips to deflate the tires of the eluding vehicle.

The pursuit continued until Northeast 82nd Avenue and Russell Street, where officers performed a successful PIT Maneuver (Pursuit Intervention Technique), which caused the eluding vehicle to spin out. The driver continued to attempt to elude police and crashed the car into a stopped vehicle.

The driver, a female adult, exited her vehicle and attempted to run from officers but was taken into custody a short distance away.

After taking the driver into custody, officers checked the inside of the vehicle she was driving and found a small child in the backseat, unharmed. Medical personnel have transported the child to a Portland hospital for a precautionary exam.

Nobody was injured in the other vehicle.

North Precinct and Traffic Division officers are investigating the crash and updates will be provided at a later time.

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Sheriff's Employee Arrested for Sexual Misconduct (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/19/14
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August 19, 2014, Sheriff's Office employee arrested for Custodial Sexual Misconduct.

On July 28, 2014, the Washington County Sheriff's Office learned of possible criminal conduct concerning Brett Robinson, a civilian Jail Services Technician (JST) employed by the Washington County Sheriff's Office since January of 2013. It was alleged that Ms. Robinson had engaged in criminal activity related to her official duties while working in the Washington County Jail. This information was discovered during the investigation of Jill Curry, another JST who was arrested on July 16, 2014, on similar allegations.

When Ms. Robinson returned to work on July 30, 2014, Sheriff Pat Garrett immediately placed her on administrative leave. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Detectives are completing a comprehensive independent criminal investigation into the allegations. An internal investigation will also be initiated after the criminal investigation is complete. On July 31, 2014, Ms Robinson's status was changed to unpaid leave based upon information received during the ongoing investigation and the seriousness of the charges.

Today, August 19, 2014, Ms. Robinson was arrested after a Washington County Grand Jury indicted her on allegations of six counts of first degree Custodial Sexual Misconduct and six counts of first degree Official Misconduct. Ms. Robinson turned herself in to authorities at the Washington County Jail where she posted $120,000 bail.

While there is a presumption of innocence in our justice system, any employee accused of serious misconduct must be dealt with immediately and appropriately. The Washington County Sheriff's Office investigates all complaints thoroughly and holds all employees accountable for their actions to maintain the highest professional standards. Consistent with other serious incidents involving public safety personnel, when the allegations first arose, Sheriff Garrett immediately requested a comprehensive independent criminal investigation. At the conclusion of these cases, consistent with a critical incident, an administrative review will be completed for a review of jail operations; the review team will include members from an outside agency.

Sheriff Pat Garrett released the following statement, "I consider allegations that involve a second Jail staff member in this case extraordinarily serious. Addressing these issues demands immediate changes and a thorough, holistic review of protocols within the jail - both efforts are underway. Safety and security of jail staff and inmates remains a very high priority. I am very thankful to investigators from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and the Oregon State Police for their excellent work on this case."

This information is being released in an effort to keep the community apprised of important developments without compromising any part of the ongoing criminal and internal investigations. No additional information is available at this time.


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Red Cross responds to single-family house fire in Corvallis, OR
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/19/14
American Red Cross DAT consisting of Henry Bodkin and Brandt van Soolen responded to a disaster in the 2600 block of Seavy Place in Corvallis, OR.
A single-family fire affected two adults.
Red Cross provided comfort kits and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
4 Arrested, 40 Citations Given During Week-long 4th of July DUII Enforcement
Gresham Police Dept - 08/19/14
Gresham, Ore. - Gresham officers arrested 4 people for DUII, including one felony arrest, and issued 40 citations during a week-long crackdown on impaired driving, July 3 through 7. Multiple citations were issued for suspended license, safety belt, and uninsured motorist violations.

The Gresham Police Department joined forces with the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Impact to conduct the targeted effort to get impaired drivers off the road. The campaign featured high-visibility enforcement and educational opportunities to learn more about safe driving habits.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, during the July 4th holidays from 2008 to 2012, 765 people lost their lives in crashes involving drivers with a blood alcohol content of .08 or more. These fatalities account for 40% of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities over this same five-year period.

For more information, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at http://www.nhtsa.gov and their national crackdown campaign headquarters at http://www.stopimpaireddriving.com.
Early morning industrial equipment fire in parking lot (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 08/19/14
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**UPDATE - 08/19/2014: FIRE CAUSE AND DAMAGE ESTIMATE**

A TVF&R investigator determined that the cause of the fire was static electricity discharge. Approximate damage estimates from the fire is $23,000 dollars.

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Crews arrived to 10000 SW Herman Road in Tualatin early this morning to find 20-foot flames coming from an industrial forklift that caught fire. Multiple calls came into 9-1-1 starting at 1:34am. Near the forklift was a large propane storage tank that prompted fire officials to elevate the incident to a first-alarm bringing additional resources to the scene. The propane tank had a capacity of 1,000 gallons but it was reported the tank was approximately half-full. The fire arriving engine from Tualatin Station 34 began fighting the fire with other crews initiating attack from different positions around the forklift and tank. Fire was burning from the fuel tank on the forklift. The propane storage tank began to self-vent through its pressure relief valve and also caught fire. Crews then deployed large-volume water monitors to deluge the burning forklift and tank with water and pulled crews back in a defensive firefighting position for safety. The large volume of water also kept the storage tank cooled to further prevent its contents from escalating the fire. Firefighters knocked down the fire and brought it under control isolating the fire to just the forklift and storage tank saving a nearby building and equipment.

It was reported that a worker was refueling a forklift fuel tank at the time the fire started but escaped without injury. Other workers at the plant were able to evacuate to safety with no injuries reported of any employees. During firefighting operations, one firefighter obtained minor injuries and was evaluated on-scene. That firefighter was taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution.

Approximately 40-firefighters fought the fire including firefighters from Lake Oswego Fire Department.

A TVF&R investigator is working to determine the cause of the fire and damage estimates.

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Man receives ten year prison sentence in Polk County rape case.
Polk County Dist. Att. Office - 08/19/14
DALLAS - Polk County District Attorney Aaron Felton today announced the conviction and sentencing of Jack Wayne Hamilton to ten years in prison for an attack that occurred in West Salem's Wallace Marine Park in November of 2013. Hamilton pled guilty before Judge Sally L. Avera to Rape in the First Degree, Sodomy in the First Degree, Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the First Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. He received concurrent sentences under Oregon's Measure 11 minimum mandatory sentencing law. The victim was present and addressed the court prior to sentencing. The case was prosecuted by Polk County Chief Deputy District Attorney Jayme Kimberly and investigated by the Salem Police Department.
Metrics and Scoring Committee to meet August 22 in Wilsonville
Oregon Health Authority - 08/19/14
Contact: Alissa Robbins, 503-490-6590 (media inquiries)

Milena Malone, 971-673-3392 (meeting information or accommodations)

Metrics and Scoring Committee to meet August 22 in Wilsonville

What: The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Metrics and Scoring Committee will meet in Wilsonville this Friday, August 22. The primary focus of the meeting will to select CCO incentive measures for 2015. Public testimony will be heard at 9:30 a.m.

When: Friday, August 22, 9:00 a.m. to noon

Where: Clackamas Community College Wilsonville Training Center, Room #211
29353 SW Town Center Loop E, Wilsonville, OR 97070
Directions and parking information at: http://www.clackamas.edu/Wilsonville/

Attendees can also join through a listen-only conference line:
1-888-808-6929, participant code 915042

Agenda:
-- Welcome and Consent Agenda
-- Updates
-- Public testimony
-- Select CCO incentive measures for 2015

For more information, please visit: the committee's website at www.oregon.gov/oha/Pages/metrix.aspx.

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

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Izzy's Kids' Shop with A Cop Assists 200 Kids Tomorrow
Portland Police Bureau - 08/19/14
This release is being sent on behalf of the Portland Police Sunshine Division

Media Contacts:
Kyle Camberg Executive Director Sunshine Division (503) 577-6852
Melinda Merrill Director, Public Affairs; Fred Meyer Stores (503) 708-8890

Sunshine Division Teams with Fred Meyer Stores, The Portland Police Bureau, and Boys and Girls Clubs to help 200 Kids "Shop With A Cop" for Back to School Clothes
On Wednesday August 20, 2014, at 7:00 a.m., Fred Meyer, The Sunshine Division, Boys and Girls Club of Portland, and Portland Police Bureau will team together for the annual "Izzy's Kids'" Shop with a Cop. The event will take place at the Gateway Fred Meyer store, located at 1111 Northeast 102nd Avenue.

This year marks the 12-year anniversary of the Shop with a Cop, where police officers and 200 kids shop together for back to school clothing. The majority of the children are selected from the Boys and Girls Club of Portland, and are selected based on financial need and their volunteer efforts in the community. These kids have worked very hard to earn this unique opportunity.

The Sunshine Division and Fred Meyer jointly fund the program and have generously contributed more than $26,000 towards the event. In addition to the cash donation, Fred Meyer provides significant discounts as well as a backpack with school supplies for every child.

The Sunshine Division funds the program through its Izzy's Kids program. Izzy's Kids, which began in 1981 and is in honor of longtime board member Isabel Hoyt, provides funds so that Portland Police Officers can take any child in need shopping for school clothes. This program operates year-round with nearly 500 children utilizing the program throughout the year.

Over the past 12 years, Fred Meyer and the Sunshine Division have helped provide local children with more than $500,000 in school clothing and supplies and one of a kind back to school shopping experience with an officer.

Members of the media are invited to attend. Executive Director Kyle Camberg (503-577-6852) will be the media contact for the Sunshine Division.


About 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 N. 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 www.sunshinedivision.org.
Lebanon Apartment Fire
Lebanon Fire Dist. - 08/19/14
At 9:42 pm last night Lebanon Fire District crews responded to a reported apartment fire at 142 E. Elmore Street. Upon arrival they found the building was being evacuated and that alarms were sounding that a sprinkler in the third floor apartment had been activated
and light smoke was coming from the apartment.

Upon making entry to the apartment firefighters noted that the fire had been extinguished by the sprinkler. Fire fighters shut down the sprinkler system and began to remove water from the apartment. They also discovered an overflowing bath tub that had been left running when occupants evacuated the building. The occupants of 3 apartments were displaced due to water running down into the lower apartments.

The cause of the fire was determined to be a pot of cooking oil that was left on the stove. The occupant was initially able to extinguish the fire by placing the lid on the pot. The fire re-ignited when they tried to move the pot to the sink and the pot tilted allowing the lid to fall off and oxygen was re-introduced to the oil which caused it to flare up. This in turn caused the sprinkler head in the kitchen to activate and again extinguish the fire.

Lebanon Fire would like to take this opportunity to remind people that once you have smothered the fire and turned off the heat source, it is best not to chance re-igniting the fire by performing any action which could cause the lid to become dislodged. There were no injuries and a preliminary damage estimate of $50,000 has been established.
Lincoln County District Attorney Honored as "2013 Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year" (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/19/14
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The Lincoln County District Attorney was selected recently to receive the seventh presentation of an award to a prosecutor in Oregon for their support, hard work, dedication, and efforts in enforcing fish and wildlife laws and commitment to the preservation of Oregon's natural resources.

On August 14, 2014, Lincoln County District Attorney Michelle Branam was presented with the "2013 Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year Award" in front of her peers at the Oregon District Attorneys Association summer conference held last week in Bend. The award sponsored by the Oregon Sportsmen's Coalition, was presented by Captain Jeff Samuels, Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish and Wildlife Division Director, Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife Watershed Manager Chip Dale, and Ty Stubblefield, Field Administrator for the Oregon Hunters Association.

Michelle Branam has served for almost ten years as a Deputy and Chief Deputy for the Lincoln County District Attorney's Office before being appointed District Attorney by Governor John Kitzhaber earlier this year.

Through her hard work and partnership with area law enforcement, she has garnered a great deal of respect for her commitment to consistently prosecuting fish and wildlife crimes. The South Coast Team of the OSP Fish and Wildlife Division has a great working relationship with DA Branam who shows support for the protection of natural resources. On her own time, Branam even attended Marine Board training to better understand recreational boating enforcement and completed both drift boat and jet boat operation training.

As Lincoln County Chief Deputy, Branam was responsible for prosecuting the bulk of serious criminal cases in the county. She was also instrumental in prosecuting several environmental cases where actions resulted in local habitat restoration projects, including a high profile water pollution case involving a local sand and gravel company which received a misdemeanor conviction of Water Pollution in the Second Degree and a $10,000 fine.

"It was a pleasure to present DA Michelle Branam with the wildlife prosecutor of the year award for her dedication and commitment to the criminal justice system and wildlife prosecution. I appreciate her willingness to work closely with local fish and wildlife troopers and to prosecute those responsible for wildlife offenses and environmental degradation," said Captain Jeff Samuels.

Recent wildlife cases successfully prosecuted by DA Branam include:

Hunting on the Enclosed or Cultivated Land of Another/Unlawful Possession of Big Game

Disposition:
* 10 days in jail
* Three year hunting license suspension and two years' probation
* $1,400 fines
* $400 restitution to taxidermist
* $15,000 restitution to ODFW for 7x7 bull elk
* Forfeit elk mount, meat and archery equipment

Unlawful Take of Osprey

Disposition:
* Three years hunting license suspension
* $5,000 restitution to ODFW for Osprey

Waste of Cow Elk

Disposition:
* Remington 7mm forfeited to state
* Three year hunting license suspension
* $810 in fines
* $500 restitution to Oregon Hunter's Association for TIP reward
* $1,500 restitution to ODFW for elk

Unlawful Take of Black Bear

Disposition:
* Three years' probation
* Forfeit bear and Remington 270 rifle
* $1,633 in fines
* $1,000 restitution to ODFW for the bear

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(Left to right: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Watershed Manager Chip Dale, Lincoln County District Attorney Michelle Branam, and Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division Director Captain Jeff Samuels)

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Successful Energy Northwest bond sale benefits BPA ratepayers
Bonneville Power Administration - 08/19/14
Portland, Ore. - Energy Northwest and the Bonneville Power Administration took the first step in an effort that could save BPA ratepayers as much as $1.8 billion in gross interest savings and restore up to $1.2 billion of BPA's U.S. Treasury borrowing authority through 2044.

In particular, Energy Northwest sold BPA-supported bonds on Aug. 5 to refinance approximately $321 million of outstanding regional cooperation debt previously issued by Energy Northwest and associated with the never-completed nuclear Projects 1 and 3. This is the first of several potential bond sales that could lead to the refinancing of Energy Northwest nuclear assets that could yield the savings mentioned above.

"This agreement offers unique opportunities for savings," said Nancy Mitman, BPA acting chief financial officer. "The net effect of refinancing through regional cooperation bonds is that both the weighted average interest rate and maturity of BPA's overall debt portfolio will be reduced over the life of the proposal, thereby lowering interest costs by hundreds of millions of dollars and increasing U.S Treasury borrowing capacity for making much-needed investments in our infrastructure."

Regional cooperation debt refers to existing debt associated with the Columbia Generating Station in Richland, Wash., and Projects 1 and 3 that also serves as a regional financial resource, providing remarkable debt management opportunities to lower costs of power for the benefit of the Pacific Northwest.

Similar efforts in the past helped BPA preserve and restore approximately $2 billion in U.S. Treasury borrowing authority and saved approximately $500 million in interest under BPA's Debt Optimization Program.

The bond proceeds will be used to pay off Energy Northwest debt that is due to mature in 2014. The new bonds will be paid prior to the end of BPA's existing regional power sales agreements in 2028. More particularly, the bond sale allows Energy Northwest to extend regional cooperation debt that was due in 2014 into the period between 2025 and 2028, a period that more closely matches the useful lives of the Energy Northwest facilities expected at the time the related facilities were initially financed.

The Energy Northwest bond sale is set to close Aug. 21, 2014. The bond sale means that amounts recovered in BPA's rates to pay Energy Northwest principal will instead be available to pay off like amounts of more expensive federal debt. The new Energy Northwest regional cooperation bonds have a true interest cost of 3.17 percent. The resulting availability of additional amounts in the BPA fund will help assist in the prepayment of a like principal amount of BPA's federal debt bearing interest rates of 7.15 to 7.19 percent. The present value of the interest savings to the region will therefore be $135 million. The savings also will help BPA hold down rates in fiscal years 2016 and 2017.

"Energy Northwest and BPA worked closely to establish and implement a broad view of the regional debt portfolio as a crucial tool for providing the region with prudent, long-term value," said Brent Ridge, Energy Northwest vice president, Corporate Services/chief financial officer.

BPA is a nonprofit federal agency that markets renewable hydropower from 31 federal hydro projects in the Columbia Basin and power from Energy Northwest's Columbia Generating Station. BPA also operates three-quarters of high-voltage transmission line capacity in the Northwest and funds one of the largest wildlife protection and restoration programs in the world. BPA and its partners have also saved enough electricity through energy efficiency projects to power four large American cities. For more information, contact us at 503-230-5131 or visit www.bpa.gov.
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Driver Arrested After Injury Hit & Run Crash - Highway 219 south of Newberg (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/19/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a 35-year old man following an injury hit & run traffic crash Tuesday morning on Highway 219 south of Newberg. The suspect driver was found in his crashed vehicle after continuing from the scene before stopped east of Highway 219 on Champoeg Road NE.

On August 19, 2014 at 5:52 a.m., a 1997 Honda Accord driven by FRED SAUERMANN, age 40, from Independence, was traveling southbound on Highway 219 near milepost 24 when a northbound 2013 Toyota van crossed the centerline and struck the Honda's left side. The van continued northbound without stopping at the scene.

An OSP trooper arrived on scene at approximately 6:08 a.m., contacting the Honda's driver who was injured as Newberg-area fire and medical personnel also arrived. The trooper checked the area north of the crash scene and found the suspect vehicle 8 minutes later about a half mile away where it stopped east of Highway 219 on Champoeg Road NE.

Subsequent investigation led the trooper to arrest the van's driver, RAMON OROS BARRERA, age 35, from Cornelius. OROS BARRERA was lodged in the Marion County Jail on the following charges:

* Felony Hit & Run - Injury
* Reckless Driving
* Assault in the Fourth Degree
* Misdemeanor Driving While Suspended

OROS BARRERA was also cited for Failure to Install Ignition Interlock Device.

SAUERMANN was transported to Oregon Health & Science University for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. He was treated and released.

Senior Trooper Bridget Taylor is the lead investigator.

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UPDATE #2: Traffic Division Investigating a Crash and Pedestrian Fatality on Southeast Division Street
Portland Police Bureau - 08/19/14
The man killed in yesterday's traffic crash on Division has been identified as 55-year-old James Dalton Porter.

The driver, 84-year-old Estelle Irene Fuman, was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment. Preliminary information indicates that Fuman may have suffered a medical event prior to the crash, which led to the erratic driving. Fuman was not impaired by drugs or alcohol.

The investigation is continuing and once completed will be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

Preliminary information indicates that an 84-year-old female was driving westbound on Southeast Division Street and veered across the eastbound lanes and drove up onto the South sidewalk, where she struck and killed a man walking on the sidewalk. The woman then veered back across Division and struck a telephone pole on the North sidewalk.

The woman has been transported to a Portland hospital with traumatic injuries but she is expected to survive.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is investigating and at this point has not determined what led to the woman veering off the road.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

This afternoon, Monday August 18, 2014, at 3:04 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a crash and a person down on Southeast Division Street at 66th Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a male adult down on the ground suffering from traumatic injuries. Life-saving efforts were unsuccessful and the man died at the scene.

A female driver was suffering from unknown injuries and is being treated by medical personnel.

Southeast Division Street is closed to traffic from 64th to 69th Avenues.

Traffic Division officers are at the scene and are in the early stages of a crash investigation.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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Science on Tap at the Kiggins Theatre - You and Your Racist Brain: The Neuroscience of Prejudice (Photo)
Via Productions - 08/19/14
The Neuroscience of Prejudice
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Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don't have to be a science geek to have fun--all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Time: Doors at 6 p.m. event at 7 p.m.
Location: Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street, Vancouver, Wash.
Cost: $8 online advance tickets, $10* suggested cover at the door
Food & Drink: Beer, wine, pizza slices, popcorn and snacks available

People have the tendency to characterize other people who do not share the same traits as somehow different. But why do some people find such differences repulsive to the point that they exhibit extreme prejudice? Dr. Larry Sherman, a senior scientist in the Division of Neuroscience at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) will explore the neuroscience behind prejudice and racism. He will discuss the so-called "cross-race effect" and how the brain can overcome this reaction, raising intriguing possibilities about how prejudice and racism can be reversed.

Accompanying Sherman will be members of the cast of the musical "Parade," a theatrical telling of the story of the murder of Mary Phagan and the trial of Leo Frank.

For more information on Science on Tap, visit Via Productions.

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Science on Tap at the Kiggins is produced in partnership with Washington State University Vancouver.
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*A note on the suggested cover at the door: Science on Tap is supported, in part, by money collected at the door. We are committed to offering educational opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if $10 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can.


Attached Media Files: The Neuroscience of Prejudice
As required letters go home, school leaders unified in celebrating student achievement, recognizing progress--ESD 112-region school districts have experienced success in raising achievement for all students
ESD 112 - 08/19/14
As required letters go home, school leaders unified in celebrating student achievement, recognizing progress--
ESD 112-region school districts have experienced success in raising achievement for all students

As schools throughout the entire state prepare to send letters home to families indicating that their child's school needs "improvement," district officials say the label inaccurately reflects the significant academic progress that students, schools and school districts have made over the past several years.

"Despite the federal classification, our region's schools have had great success in improving achievement and helping so many students experience a higher level of academic success," said Michael Green, Woodland School District Superintendent. "The very schools labeled as 'failing' under the federal definition are some of the ones most recently recognized for major achievement gains," he added.

Washington state's waiver from the accountability requirements of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act was not renewed for the 2014-15 school year. The state has been operating under a conditional waiver for the past two school years. "During that time, all of our districts have experienced gains in student growth," said Evergreen Public Schools Superintendent John Deeder. "Unfortunately for our students and staff who have worked so hard, their progress is not fully recognized under the NCLB requirements," he added.

This coming year (2014-15 school year), Washington state will be required to revert back to reporting Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), an annual measure of student achievement on state tests in reading and math. District leaders say the state's accountability plan that's been used for the past two years more accurately reflects progress towards meeting the state standards.

The non-renewal of the waiver means districts that do not meet AYP are required to "set aside" 20 percent of the Title I funds they receive from the federal government. This money must be reserved either for private vendors to provide tutoring or to bus students who want to transfer to a school that met AYP. Money that goes unused for these purposes is returned to the district, but not until the school year is well underway and too late to be included in that year's operating budget.

"As educators, we are committed to each and every young person reaching his or her full potential, and we are proud of the significant academic progress of our students," said Steve Webb, Superintendent of Vancouver Public Schools. "While not all students have reached proficiency, our use of targeted resources to assist struggling students and schools has made a real difference, which we see in performance data not taken into account by NCLB. Of course, similar to any endeavor, schools have more work to do. We are committed to continuous improvement."

Ken Hermanson, Executive Director of Leadership and Learning for Longview Public Schools, said student progress is a result of the collaborative efforts of all stakeholders. "Our efforts are making a difference through high-quality instruction delivered by dedicated teachers, effective leadership at the school and district levels, and collaborative partnerships with parents, families and community."

"Nearly every Washington school will be labeled as failing under the NCLB requirements because 100% of our students must meet standards," said Barbara Lomas, ESD 112 Associate Superintendent of Teaching and Learning. "While we strongly believe all students can learn, this is an unreasonable expectation," she added.

More than 95 school boards have passed resolutions calling on Congress to pass a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which had been reauthorized by Congress every five years from 1965 until 2001, when Congress passed the NCLB Act. The resolution noted that the accountability provisions in the current law "unfairly and inaccurately reflect the academic progress of students, schools and school districts," resulting in public schools being labeled as "failing" and subject to punitive sanctions.

"Instead of labeling schools as 'failing' we are choosing to celebrate the success of students and the continued hard work of our staff to assure all students are making strides," said Castle Rock School District Superintendent Susan Barker.


A Note about Adequate Yearly Progress:
Washington's schools are required to follow state and federal guidelines around student academic performance. The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) act of 2001 requires the state and district to review annually the academic progress of federally funded Title I, Part A schools and to identify schools in need of improvement. Schools are identified as in need of improvement after two consecutive years of not making adequate yearly progress (AYP). Washington state determines AYP by considering progress in reading, mathematics, testing participation, graduation rates, and unexcused absence rates. For the past two years Washington state has received a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education, excusing our districts from participating in the AYP process. In March 2014, Washington state was denied the waiver and our school districts are required to return to this system of reporting. The NCLB system requires that 100% of all students meet proficiency standards by 2014, regardless of special needs, English language mastery, or other life-impacting circumstances.

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Vancouver Fire Department conducting live fire demonstration Aug. 20 (Photo)
City of Vancouver - 08/19/14
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Vancouver, Wash. - The Vancouver Fire Department's Fire Marshal's Office will conduct a live fire sprinkler demonstration burn at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Fire Station No. 5, 7110 NE 63rd St.

The live demonstration is open to the public and media. The purpose is to help educate Vancouver citizens about the dangers of fire and the effectiveness of residential sprinklers in homes.

Within Vancouver's city limits, residential fire-related deaths have increased by 300 percent within the last year. The majority of these fires were due to cooking, candles, and smoking - all completely preventable causes.

"Residential fire sprinklers protect lives and property by keeping fires small," said Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli. "Because the sprinkler system reacts so quickly, it can dramatically reduce heat, flames and smoke produced by a fire - allowing people more time to escape safely."

Deputy Fire Marshal Zane Norris will demonstrate the effects of a typical living room fire at the event.

"Residential fire sprinklers activate individually," said Norris. "Only the sprinkler closest to the fire will discharge, spraying water directly on the fire and not the rest of the home."

Demonstration attendees will watch the fire progress from the start to "flashover" (near-simultaneous ignition of most of the directly exposed combustible material in an enclosed area) at approximately 1,150 degrees Fahrenheit. The live fire demonstration will also illustrate the need for smoke alarms and exit drills.

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View a video of a similar demonstration by firefighters in Las Vegas:
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Attached Media Files: Vancouver firefighters at a live fire sprinkler demonstration burn
Take a Cherriots Shuttle to the Oregon State Fair - for free!
Cherriots - Salem Keizer Transit - 08/19/14
Cherriots is excited to announce, after a 5 year absence, that they are partnering with the State Fair to provide free shuttle service to the fair from downtown. The shuttle will run August 22 through September 1. Weekday shuttle service will run every 30 minutes; weekend and holiday service will run every 15 minutes. The last shuttle leaves the fairgrounds 30 minutes after the fair ends.

Shuttle stops to the fair will be located at:
Marion Parkade (corner of NE Liberty and Union)
Downtown Transit Center
Corner of NE Capitol and Marion
The State Fair (the Jackman Long Building)

Return stops from the fair will be located at:
The State Fair (the Jackman Long Building
Corner of NE Summer and Marion
Downtown Transit Center
Marion Parkade (corner of NE Liberty and Union)

For more information, go to cherriots.org/statefair or oregonstatefair.org/shuttle.
Reminder: OPRD Public Meetings on Proposed Smoking Restrictions
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 08/19/14
Persons wishing to comment on proposed rules that would restrict smoking of tobacco products on the ocean shore recreation area will have a chance to make comments in person at four public hearings scheduled from August 20th to August 28th. In addition to comments made at public hearings, written comments will be accepted through regular mail (OPRD Beach Smoking, 725 Summer St NE, Suite C, Salem OR 97301) or by e-mail (oprd.publiccomment@oregon.gov). All hearings begin at 7 p.m. at the locations listed below.

* 8/20/2014 - Seaside Public Library, 1131 Broadway, Seaside OR
* 8/21/2014 - Central Lincoln PUD, 2129 N Coast Highway, Newport OR
* 8/26/2014 - Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay OR
* 8/28/2014 - North Mall Office Building, 725 Summer Street NE, Salem OR
Cheers to Home: Local Furniture Bank Hosts First Annual Summer Event in Tualatin! (Photo)
Community Warehouse - 08/19/14
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The idea of Community Warehouse is a simple, yet incredibly powerful one: household furnishings you no longer need help create a home for someone else in your community. This furniture bank concept only works, however, when it exists in a community that embraces its mission and offers unwavering support through time, gifts and of course, donations for families. Without question, Tualatin is one of those communities.

Community Warehouse accepted its very first donation of forks and tupperware nearly two and a half years ago. Since then, Tualatin and surrounding area communities have donated enough goods to help furnish homes for 4,428 local people in need. Of those, 2,032 (nearly half) were children.

We are incredibly grateful for the community's support and have decided it's high time we throw a celebration to bring out friends, families, donors, volunteers, neighbors, and local businesses for an afternoon of sips, tastes, merriment, and huge support for Community Warehouse.

On August 23rd from 3-6pm, we will be hosting the first annual CHEERS TO HOME event at the Community Warehouse in Tualatin: 8380 SW Nyberg Street, Tualatin 97062.

The event features 8+ local wineries who will be on hand to pour a selection of their fine wines. Neighborhood restaurants will also share samples of their favorite, tasty dishes which guests can enjoy while grooving to live entertainment by recording artist Joseph Konty and tapping their toes along to a performance by the Tualatin Dance Company.

In the words of board member Bill Bourque, "I can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than sipping fine wines, sampling local cuisine, listening to live entertainment, shopping for treasures, and supporting a terrific cause - all in one location."

Tickets are $50 and available online at communitywarehouse.org/cheers-to-home.
To purchase by phone or email, please contact Anna: 971.777.1962, anna@communitywarehouse.org


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Observe National Sickle Cell Awareness Month this September by donating blood with the American Red Cross
American Red Cross Blood Services - 08/19/14
(see downloadable file for a list of upcoming blood donation opportunities in the area)

Portland, Ore. (Aug. 19, 2014) -- The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a stable and diverse blood supply by giving blood in honor of National Sickle Cell Awareness Month this September.

Sickle cell disease is an inherited disease that causes red blood cells to form an abnormal crescent shape. It is estimated that sickle cell disease affects as many as 100,000 people in the U.S. Many of these patients face a lifetime of blood transfusions to help reduce the risk of stroke, damage to major organs and other complications that can arise as a result of sickle cell disease.

Since blood from donors of the same ethnic background as the recipient is less likely to cause complications, the Red Cross must maintain a diverse blood supply. This is particularly important for patients like those with sickle cell disease who may require regular blood transfusions.

To help increase donations during the month of September, those who come out to donate blood or platelets throughout the month will receive a coupon by email for a free haircut at participating Sport Clips locations.

For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

How to donate blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

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

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Dive into the 2nd Annual Pooch Plunge at the Marshall Center pool Sept. 1 (Photo)
City of Vancouver - 08/19/14
A golden retriever swims at Marshall Pool at the 2013 Pooch Plunge
A golden retriever swims at Marshall Pool at the 2013 Pooch Plunge
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Vancouver, Wash. - Bring your four-legged friend to the Marshall Community Center pool for the second annual Pooch Plunge on Monday, Sept. 1.

There are two scheduled swims this year:

* 12-1:30 p.m. for small dogs only (25 lbs. and under)
* 1:30-4 p.m. for all dogs (large and small)

Admission to the Pooch Plunge is $5 per dog, cash or check only. The community center will be closed for maintenance on this date, so participants will need to enter through the rear pool patio doors. The Marshall Community Center is located at 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd., near the Clark College campus.

Lifeguards will be provided to help keep your best friend safe. All dogs must be current on shots, dog and people friendly, and be willing to swim (no tossing your dog in). Human companions are not allowed in the pool during this event but we will have staff in the pool to assist dogs.

The City is completing annual maintenance on the pool that week and will drain and clean the pool after the Pooch Plunge event.

For more information, please call the Marshall Community Center at (360) 487-7100.

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Attached Media Files: A golden retriever swims at Marshall Pool at the 2013 Pooch Plunge
Deputies Investigating Double Shooting in Odell
Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/19/14
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ODELL, ORE. - On August 19, 2014, just prior to 7 a.m., deputies were called to the property west of 3410 AGA on a shooting. Upon arrival, deputies found an adult male and female both suffering from gunshot wounds.

The subjects were identified as Odell residents, Gonzalo and Bertha Marquez both forty-six years of age. The subjects were further identified as husband and wife. The male was transported via LifeFlight and female via ground to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland.

Deputies recovered the firearm on scene. No additional suspects are being sought at this time.

The investigation is ongoing.


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Lane closure on SW Capitol Highway at SW Terwilliger Boulevard rescheduled for August 20
Portland Water Bureau - 08/19/14
PORTLAND, OR - The westbound lane of SW Capitol Highway at the intersection of SW Terwilliger Boulevard will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday August 20, 2014 from 9 am to 3 pm, not today, August 19, as reported last night. Workers will close the lane to begin repairs to a broken sewer pipe damaged during water main construction.
Flaggers are stationed to pass traffic through safely. Motorists are reminded to stay alert and use caution as traffic may suddenly stop. Alternate routes are encouraged for motorists to avoid traffic delays.
The Annual Beaverton Celebration Day Will Kick-Off With A Pooch Parade On Sept. 6
City of Beaverton - 08/19/14
The City of Beaverton, with the support of the Oregon Humane Society, will host the city's first Pooch Parade prior to the start of the Beaverton Celebration Day on Sept. 6 at 10 a.m.

Participants are instructed to meet at the corner of Allen Boulevard and Menlo Drive prior to 10 a.m. The Pooch Parade is limited to the first 100 to sign up and will consist of a 1.5 mile parade route. The theme for this year's parade is "A World in Our City."

In addition, on Sept. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Beaverton First Friday on Washington Street between second and third, there will be a Doggie Dress-Up contest. Awards will be given out to best-dressed small, medium, and large pooch as well as an award for best trick. The judging will begin at 6:30 p.m. for small dogs, 6:45 p.m. for medium dogs, and 7 p.m. for large dogs, and end with the best trick competition at 7:15 p.m. Winners will be given the opportunity to have special recognition at Saturday morning's Pooch Parade.

For more information or to sign up, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Parade.

In 2014, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. Beaverton also enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. For more information, reminders and community news, visit
www.BeavertonOregon.gov, like the City of Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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Update: Driver Arrested After Attempt to Elude, Single Vehicle Injury Crash in SE Salem (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/19/14
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A 33-year old Salem man was arrested after release from a Salem hospital following Tuesday night's attempt to elude and injury crash in SE Salem.

On August 18, 2014 at approximately 11:17 p.m. an OSP trooper attempted to stop a Cadillac CTS passenger car for traveling 82 mph in a 60 mph speed zone on Interstate 5. The vehicle exited off the freeway onto Mission Street and attempted to elude the trooper recklessly northbound on Lancaster Drive SE. After turning east onto Rickey Street SE, the trooper terminated his pursuit of the vehicle near Macleay Road SE and Connecticut Street SE.

Approximately ten seconds after losing sight of the vehicle, the trooper overheard Marion County deputies report a traffic crash in the vicinity of Macleay Road SE and Jenah Street SE where deputies were parked on an unrelated call. The trooper arrived on scene and observed the Cadillac on its top in the ditch on the south side of Macleay Road SE with a male and female injured inside. The driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle after seeing the parked patrol cars. After hitting the car's brakes, the Cadillac entered a deep ditch and rolled onto its top.

Salem Fire Department personnel responded to the scene and extricated the driver, BRIAN JAKE WILSON, age 33, and passenger PERLA VANESSA GOMEZ LAZO, age 30, from Salem. Both occupants were transported to Salem Hospital with minor injuries.

After treatment at the hospital, WILSON was arrested by OSP troopers on charges related to the attempt to elude and crash, as well as two outstanding warrants for Parole Violation and Unauthorized Departure. WILSON was lodged in the Marion County Jail on the two warrants and the following local charges:

* Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
* Reckless Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person
* Assault in the Fourth Degree
* Misdemeanor Driving While Suspended

Marion County Sheriff's Office conducted the crash investigation and Salem Police Department assisted at the scene. No other vehicles were struck by the Cadillac during the incident and crash. The female passenger was not arrested.

Photographs:
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Wilson - Marion County Sheriff's Office

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Telephone scams targeting Oregon taxpayers
Oregon Dept. of Revenue - 08/19/14
SALEM -- After recent reports of callers fraudulently identifying themselves as collection agents, the Oregon Department of Revenue is reminding taxpayers to take measures to protect their personal identifying information.

Taxpayers have reported receiving phone calls from individuals identifying themselves as Revenue representatives or IRS agents. The caller says the victim has a tax debt and demands payment by wire transfer or credit card. The caller may threaten legal action in an effort to coerce taxpayers to disclose personal identifying information such as Social Security or credit card numbers.

"Revenue employees may ask you to verify some personal information, but they won't threaten you or demand personal or financial information," explained Ken Ross, Revenue's Personal Tax program manager. "If you think you're being scammed, end the call and contact us directly. We encourage the public to protect themselves by verifying they're speaking with legitimately authorized representatives of the Department of Revenue." Direct contact information for Revenue and its field offices is available online or in government directories.

Revenue offers a few tips to help taxpayers protect themselves from becoming victims of fraud.

* Taxpayers may contact Revenue directly at 1-800-356-4222 to check the validity of any tax-related phone calls.
* Taxpayers will always receive a billing notice by mail prior to receiving any calls from Revenue.
* Revenue will never ask a taxpayer to wire money.
* Electronic payments to Revenue don't have to be made over the phone. If you're more comfortable paying online, visit www.oregon.gov/dor/payments.
* Revenue maintains a list of official mailing addresses for all offices in the Contact Us section of www.oregon.gov/dor. We will not ask taxpayers to send information or payments to any addresses that aren't on this list.

Taxpayers can report incidences where the caller identifies themselves as an agent of the state to Revenue's Tax Services at 1-800-356-4222. Fraudulent calls where the IRS is mentioned can be reported to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 1-800-366-4484. For more information on scams and fraud being tracked by the IRS, visit www.irs.gov.

Visit www.oregon.gov/dor to get tax forms, check the status of your refund, or make tax payments; or call 1-800-356-4222 toll-free from an Oregon prefix (English or Spanish); 503-378-4988 in Salem and outside Oregon; or email, questions.dor@oregon.gov. For TTY (hearing or speech impaired), call 1-800-886-7204.

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Peterson resigns from Washougal board after seven years of volunteer service; district seeks director in District 3 and in District 1
Washougal Sch. Dist. - 08/19/14
The Washougal School District is accepting applications to fill a position on its Board of Directors. The successful applicant serves Director District 3, succeeding Blaine Peterson, who has resigned from the board effective July 10, 2014.

Blaine Peterson was elected to the Washougal School Board in March 2007 and his leadership and commitment to the district is deeply appreciated. He has submitted his resignation because he has purchased a home in Washougal outside of District 3.

Applicants must be registered voters and reside within District 3. The Board will appoint a candidate to serve for the remainder of Peterson's term, through the end of 2017. At that time, the appointed board member may file for a four-year term.

For more information about the position, residency requirements, and application materials, please contact Cassi Marshall, (360) 954-3005 or cassi.marshall@washougalsd.org.

School Board members are responsible for policy and governance of the Washougal School District and for providing direction to the superintendent.

The district is also seeking applications for the District 1 position, which was vacated by Jocelyn Lindsay who moved out of the area.

To view a map of Director District boundaries, visit our web site: http://www.washougal.k12.wa.us/schoolboard/boardzones.htm


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Kelso School Board Vacancy
Kelso Sch. Dist. - 08/19/14
Kelso School Board director Bob Simmons has announced his retirement after more than 30 years of service to Kelso Schools. Simmons announced his resignation at the School Board Meeting on Monday, August 18, to the Kelso School Board of Directors. Simmons and his wife will be relocating to Federal Way, Washington to be closer to their family.

The School Board is looking to appoint a new board member to serve the remainder of Simmons' term, which expires November 2015. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply. An application packet can be picked up at the Kelso School District Office at 601 Crawford Street, Kelso, Washington.

Applications are due to the District office by Monday, September 8 at 5:00 p.m.
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UPDATE: Bank Robbery Investigation Underway in Sellwood-Moreland Neighborhood - Suspect in Custody (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/18/14
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The suspect arrested today has been booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

44-year-old Christopher James Poole was booked on a parole violation. Federal Bank Robbery charges are pending with the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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This morning, Monday August 18, 2014, at 9:15 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Wells Fargo Bank, located at 6646 Southeast Milwaukie Avenue, on the report of a bank robbery.

Several officers arrived in the area and contacted bank employees who told police that the suspect presented a demand note to a teller. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect ran out of the bank and into the neighborhood.

Witnesses provided a description of the suspect to police and officers searching the neighborhood located the suspect and took him into custody without incident. Officers recovered evidence from the suspect linking him to the bank robbery.

Robbery detectives are continuing to investigate and the suspect's name and charges will be released after he is booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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Telephone and email systems unavailable tonight through mid-morning tomorrow
Jefferson Sch. Dist. - 08/18/14
Internet and telephone servers temporarily down for maintenance are expected to be up and running again Tuesday mid-morning. We appreciate your patience and apologize for the inconvenience.
Clark County Sheriff's Office Explorer Post #893 Earn Awards
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/18/14
Clark County Sheriff's Office Explorer Post #893 attended the statewide Washington Law Enforcement Explorer Academy August 11th-16th at Yakima Firing Center in Yakima Washington.

At 0500 AM on August 11th, 19 Explorers from 15-19 years of age piled into 3 vans and headed out to Yakima. Two civilian advisors and one CCSO Sergeant drove the vans to the Oregon side of the Bridge of the Gods to pickup a Skamania County Sheriff's Office Explorer who also attended. Three hours later the group of 20 Explorers were standing at attention staring at their vocabulary words waiting to inprocess as yellow shirted (Commissioned Law Enforecement)TAC officers grilled them on spelling and corrected their facing movements.

Clark County Sheriff's Office took 11 males and 8 females to the academy. Three of the males were returning for their second academy, eight were attending for their first time. Of the females, three were returning for their third academy, two were returning for their second academy, and three were attending their first.

In all 140 Explorers from all over the state attended for thier first time (Basic Academy), 73 Attended for their 2-4th time (Advanced Academy), with an additional 20 veteran Explorers (attended 4-8 academies), with 55 Commissioned Officers and 5 civilian staff members.
The Explorer Academies run twice a year, once every August, and every December 26th-31st.
Clark County took more Explorers to the Academy this summer than any other post. Seattle sent 17 and Toppenish sent 15.

Exciting growth has been happening with Clark County Explorer Post #893. Last November, our Explorer Post was approached by the lead advisor of the Clark County Skills Center Criminal Justice Program Tony Shaver. He suggested a partnership that has strengthened each of our ability to provide training and opportunities to the youth of our community interested in law enforcement. This partnership has increased the participation in our explorer post and now we have regular attendance numbers over 20. The Vancouver Police Activities League (PAL) also stepped forward to be a fiscal agent for Explorer Post #893. With a generous donation from Diana Acuesta of the Vancouver Rotary Club, the Explorer Post had seed money for necessary supplies.

Law Enforcement Career Exploring is open to young men and women ages 15 and not yet 21 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of Law Enforcement. Nationally, over 33,000 Explorers and 8,425 adult volunteers participate in Law Enforcement Exploring. The program highlights include: the National Law Enforcement Exploring Leadership Academies, ride-alongs, career achievement awards, National Law Enforcement Exploring Conferences, and scholarship opportunities. To date Clark County hasn't participated in National Conferences but hopes to in the future.

Clark County Explorers first sent six explorers to the Winter Academy of 2012. Last Summer nine Explorers attended, and last winter 15 Explorers attended. The Academy cost the attendees $100.00 for the week. If you are interested in providing a partial or full scholarship to an explorer in need, donations can be made through Vancouver PAL (Explorers).

Attached is a schedule from the Advanced Academy, but in brief, explorers sit in classes and learn about law enforecment topics, go to the range, do physical exercise, and are tested daily on the presentations from the previous day and spelling words. One of the highlights for the Explorers is often the Mock Scenes where they are put through scenarios and graded by commissioned officers on how they handled the scene with their knowledge base and experience.

The following Explorers attended the Academy:
Anika Armstrong (2nd Physical Agility Advanced), Grady Baxter (1st Academics and Best Overall Basic), Ryan Erwin, James Farias-Vazquez, Mark Grundhauser, Trenton Kandoll, Klarissa Kelly, Jordan Lange, Emily Laurent, Hollen Martin, Oliver Hunter (1st Academics Advanced), Jamie Pina-Marquez, Jacinda Rose (1st Physical Agility Advanced), Jed Shaver, Jacob Sortors, Michael Stevens, Joseph Stotz, Kelly Tepedino, and Ryan Wood.

Skamania County's Explorer was Andrew Klement.

Clark County Civilian Explorer Advisors Tony Shaver and Rob Stevens volunteered to attend with the Explorers.

If you or someone you know is interested in the Clark County Sheriff's Office Explorer Post, information can be found by doing an internet search for: Clark County, Sheriff, WA, Explorer.

Please see the attached sheet with those recognized for awards.

Attached is the schedule of the Advanced track for an idea of the learning that occurs at the academy.


Attached Media Files: 2014-08/1172/76992/2014_Summer_Advanced_Schedule.xlsx , 2014-08/1172/76992/2014_Summer_Academy_Awards.docx
Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to Third Residential Fire of the Day. (3110 NE 33rd)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/18/14
This evening at 5:13 pm firefighters were called to a house at 3110 NE 33rd. When they arrived firefighters from Station 28 (Rose City/Hollywood) observed fire from the porch and smoke from the first floor windows. The occupants of the house were outside and safe.

Fire crews began attacking the fire and found a majority of the fire to be confined to the porch. The fire was extinguished and the smoke was removed from the structure using fans. Incident Commanders called for a Fire Investigator and began the "overhaul" process (searching for hidden fire). The Fire Investigator will work to determine the cause of this fire and to estimate damages. This press release will be updated when that information is available. This release will also be updated with any images that are made available by PF&R photographers.
Sewer repair work to close one lane of SW Capitol Highway at SW Terwilliger Boulevard
Portland Water Bureau - 08/18/14
PORTLAND, OR - The westbound lane of SW Capitol Highway at the intersection of SW Terwilliger Boulevard will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, August 19, 2014, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to begin repairs to a broken sewer pipe damaged during water main construction.
Flaggers are stationed to pass traffic through safely. Motorists are reminded to stay alert and use caution as traffic may stop suddenly. Alternate routes are encouraged for motorists to avoid traffic delays.
For more project information, visit: www.portlandoregon.gov/water/swcarolina.
Oregon Veterans' Home Earns Top Distinction for Excellence in Quality Care (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Veterans' Affairs - 08/18/14
The national Gold Excellence in Quality Award has been awarded to the Oregon Veteran's Home in The Dalles by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.
The national Gold Excellence in Quality Award has been awarded to the Oregon Veteran's Home in The Dalles by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.
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THE DALLES, Ore. - The Oregon Veterans' Home, located in The Dalles, has been recognized as the first and only state veterans' home nationally to ever earn the highest Excellence in Quality Award - Gold - for superior performance in the long-term and post-acute care profession. The award is one of three distinct awards possible. The National Quality Award Program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL).

The competitive award program recognizes centers across the nations that have earned this award have not only demonstrated superior quality outcomes but who continue to strive for excellence. Since the program's inception in 1996, AHCA/NCAL has issued only 24 organizations with awards at the Gold level, the final and most rigorous level of the National Quality Award Program.

Oregon's Veterans' Home had previously earned one silver award.

"I am honored to congratulate the Oregon Veterans' Home for their dedication and commitment to improving the lives of those who rely on their services every day." said Mark Parkinson, President and CEO of AHCA/NCAL.

The Gold - Excellence in Quality Award has only been presented 24 times since 1996. Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs Director Cameron Smith said this outstanding high level national recognition the Home and its staff have earned indicates they have become a true leader in caring for veterans.

"The team at the Oregon Veterans' Home is second to none and dedicated to providing exceptional care for veterans and their families. This award recognizes the staff's commitment to excellence and confirms that the Oregon Veterans Home is indeed the place where honor lives," Smith said.

Opened in the fall of 1997, the facility is located just outside the city. The staff is able to care for as many as 151 residents who need long-term care in a facility that provides skilled nursing, Alzheimer's and dementia-related care, plus inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative care to veterans, their spouses and parents who have lost a child to wartime service.

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 12,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The award will be presented to the Oregon Veterans' Home during AHCA/NCAL's 65th Annual Convention and Exposition, Oct. 5-8, 2014, in Washington, D.C.


Attached Media Files: The national Gold Excellence in Quality Award has been awarded to the Oregon Veteran's Home in The Dalles by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living. , On the grounds at the Oregon Veterans' Home in The Dalles. , Oregon Veterans' Home resident Thomas Love relaxes near the main entrance of the home.
Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to an Apartment Fire and A House Fire. (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/18/14
12508 NE Glisan FF Near Burning Item
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This afternoon at 12:23 pm Portland Firefighters from Station 30 (Gateway) were called to an apartment fire at 12508 NE Glisan. Firefighters arrived and found heavy smoke and fire issuing from a single story apartment. The homes occupant stated that she was watching TV when she smelled smoke and heard the smoke alarm. She investigated, found the fire, got outside and called 911.

Firefighters extinguished the fire, although the apartment where the fire started suffered significant damage. Red Cross was called to help provide the occupants shelter. No injuries were associated with this fire. Fire Investigators were called to the scene to investigate the fires cause and to estimate damages. The Fire Investigator indicated that this fire was caused by combustible items that made contact with electrical equipment. The damage estimate is not yet available.

While Firefighters were on scene working at the Glisan Street fire another fire was reported at 6225 SE 70th. Fire crews from Station 11 (Lents) arrived to find a single story home with fire in the attic. The fire was extinguished with a majority of the fire damage confined to the attic. No injuries were associated with this fire. A fire investigator was called to this scene also. Cause and damage information is not yet available.

Portland Fire & Rescue reminds residents that working smoke alarms save lives. Residents are also reminded to keep combustibles away from electrical equipment and other heat sources.


Attached Media Files: 12508 NE Glisan FF Near Burning Item , 12508 NE Glisan FF Removing Burning Roofing , 12508 NE Glisan After the Fire , 12508 NE Glisan FF's Search For Hot Embers
Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-34 Ervaeua Herring Homicide (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/18/14
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The Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detail, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve the homicide of a 21-year-old woman in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood.

On Sunday August 17, 2014, at 5:00 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Eastwood Village Apartments, located at 15139 Southeast Powell Boulevard, on the report of a shooting.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that apartment #7 may have been the intended target. Officers located evidence of gunfire and inside the apartment located the victim, 21-year-old Ervaeua Ronchelle Herring dead of an apparent gunshot wound.

Investigators have learned that there were multiple suspects firing guns at the apartment. Information available at this point in the investigation indicates that the shooting is gang-related.

On Monday August 18, 2014, the Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy on Ms. Herring and determined that she was killed by gunfire. The Medical Examiner also determined that Ms. Herring was in the early stages of pregnancy at the time of her death.

The only available suspect description is multiple African American males armed with guns.

Homicide detectives are working closely with Gang Enforcement Team detectives to follow-up on any leads in this investigation.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact Homicide detectives. Anyone with second-hand information is asked to share it with police. Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared directly with investigators or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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

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

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

Investigators:
Det. Molly Daul
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-0991
molly.daul@portlandoregon.gov

Det. Kristina Coffey
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-0696
kristina.coffey@portlandoregon.gov

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The 2014 Share Games Hosted at the Share Fromhold Service Center on Sept. 18 for Give More 24!, 24-Hour On-line Giving Challenge
Share - 08/18/14
Vancouver, WA - Share is a proud partner of Give More 24!, our region's first-ever, 24-hour online giving challenge. This exciting event, organized by the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington, is set to launch at 7 a.m. on September 18.

To help celebrate this day of giving, Share will host 'The 2014 Share Games' at the Share Fromhold Service Center, 2306 NE Andresen Road, from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Activities include: Stuff-a-Backpack Contest, Celebrity Hopscotch, Outdoor Bowling Tournament, Dunk Tank, HORSE, Lip Sync Battle and a Kids Veggie Derby, sponsored by Whole Foods. Plus Esoteric BBQ is bringing their food stand, with meals to purchase for lunch and dinner.

Many local celebrities will participate in the 2014 Share Games, including Mayor Tim Leavitt, Clark College President Bob Knight, Craig Pridemore and more. A complete list of participants will be posted on our website soon. The public is invited to come and watch our local celebrities compete and then are welcome to join in the fun. Tours of the Share Fromhold Service Center will also be offered.

On Sept. 18, donations to Share can be made at our Donation Station at the Share Fromhold Service Center or on-line at www.give-more-24.org/#npo/share.

Community members are encouraged to spread the word about Give More 24! via social media with #GiveMore24.

About Share
Share was founded in 1979 with the goal of caring for the homeless and hungry in the greater Vancouver area. Share operates three shelters for the homeless, a transitional housing program, case management, a street outreach program, a Housing & Essential Needs (HEN) program and provides daily meals for the homeless and low-income members of our community. Share also operates a summer meals program for low-income children and a backpack program benefitting 1,900+ children at 82 schools to provide food for weekends to children receiving free or reduced-meal lunches. Additionally, Share offers financial programs that incorporate financial education and matched dollars for savings; these programs are designed to assist in the improvement of credit scores and financial management. For more information on Share, visit our Web site at www.sharevancouver.org.

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Fire Department to Award Four Citizens for Saving 4-Year Old Boy
Hillsboro Fire and Rescue - 08/18/14
(Hillsboro, Oregon) - Hillsboro Fire & Rescue will recognize four local citizens including two pre-teen girls for saving the life of a four year old boy at a church pool party. The life-saving award will be presented Tuesday, August 19th at City Council meeting (7 pm) at the Hillsboro Civic Center, 150 E Main Street.

The award stems from a near-drowning that occurred at a residential pool on Wednesday, August 6th at about 6 pm. Hillsboro Firefighter/Paramedics and Metro West Ambulance responded to the incident. When they arrived they found the boy conscious but with abnormal breathing. He was able to answer questions and assist medics by holding the oxygen mask to his face.
Witnesses said there were 10 children and three adults at the party when swimmers Elizabeth Waters and Lucy Moss, both nine years old, noticed four year old Brady Andersen floating motionless. The girls swam over, realized he was unconscious, and noticed his lips were blue. Working together the girls pulled the boy to the edge of the pool where Radawn Creevy quickly pulled him from the water.

When Mrs. Creevy realized the child was not breathing, she drew upon her recent training and began administering Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Brady's mother, Marissa Andersen, took over C-P-R while Mrs. Creevy called 9-1-1. Both women continued C-P-R until Hillsboro Firefighter/Paramedics and medics from Metro West Ambulance arrived. Brady was taken by Metro West to a local hospital for treatment. He was released the following afternoon, fully recovered.

"All four of these citizens acted quickly and decisively in saving this child's life," said Hillsboro Fire Chief Greg Nelson. "They are truly deserving of our "Citizen Life Saving Award".

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Changes for Vancouver Public Schools in 2014-15
Vancouver Sch. Dist. - 08/18/14
Opening day
Vancouver Public Schools will begin the 2014-15 school year on Wednesday, Sept. 3.

School changes
Vancouver iTech Preparatory, a magnet school with a science, technology, engineering and math focus, will expand to include grades 6 through 11. Middle school students will attend school at the Jim Parsley Education, Family and Community Center located at 2901 Falk Rd., Vancouver, WA 98661. High school students will attend school at the Clark College Building on the Washington State University Vancouver campus.

Lewis and Clark High School is changing its hours. School hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Technology
Students at four middle schools will receive iPads as the rollout of the district's one-to-one student computing model continues. Approximately 3,100 iPads will go to sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders at Discovery, Gaiser, Jason Lee, and Jefferson middle schools. Teachers at those schools spent the past year learning how to use these devices effectively for instruction. They will join the other schools that were the first group to receive one-to-one devices last school year, thanks to a community-approved technology levy passed in February 2013.

In 2014-15, teachers at all district high schools and Vancouver School of Arts and Academics also will receive iPads and professional development training in preparation for the 2015-16 school year, when students in those schools will receive one-to-one devices.

Common Core State Standards
Along with districts across the state, VPS will formally implement Common Core State Standards this fall. For more information on Common Core, please visit www.vansd.org/CCSS.

Events
The district has launched the next chapter of its Design II strategic plan. Design II, Chapter 2 was developed with the input of students, parents, staff members and the Vancouver community and identifies the district's focus and goals for the next six years. Learn more about the plan at www.vansd.org/design2chapter2.

Superintendent Steve Webb will host patron tours for parents and community members on Nov. 7, 2014; Jan. 23, 2015; and March 20, 2015. For more information, visit www.vansd.org/PatronTours or call 360-313-4720.

VPS will host its inaugural Go Ready! Back-to-School-Readiness Festival on Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The festival, held at 4040 Plomondon Rd. (Boys and Girls Club), will provide haircuts, backpacks, supplies, vaccinations, shoe vouchers and other back-to-school essentials from more than 30 community partners. Admission and services are free; participation is limited to Vancouver Public Schools students and their families. For more information, call 360-313-4733 or visit www.vansd.org/goready.

The district will host its fifth annual weLearn Tech Shows for parents, students and community members. Dates have not yet been set.

School administrative changes
Starlet Heitz, former associate principal at Roosevelt Elementary School, is now principal at Lake Shore Elementary School, replacing Scott Leary, who retired. Bobbi Geenty, former Walnut Grove Elementary School principal, is now principal at Marshall Elementary School, replacing Karen Leary, who retired. Troy Winzer, former associate principal at Felida and King elementary schools, is now principal at Minnehaha Elementary School, replacing Kris Porterfield, who retired. Esteban Delgadillo, former associate principal at Columbia River High School, is principal of Walnut Grove Elementary School.

Jody ViDelco, former principal at McLoughlin Middle School, is now principal of Lewis and Clark High School. Rob Duncan, former principal at Lewis and Clark, is now an associate principal at Columbia River High School.

Travis Boeh, former associate principal at Fort Vancouver High School, is now principal at McLoughlin. Ken Roberts, former teacher mentor and administrative intern, is now an associate principal at Fort Vancouver.

Darby Meade, former dean of students at Vancouver iTech Preparatory, is now an associate principal at Hudson's Bay High School. Brian Hanson, former associate principal at Hudson's Bay, is now a teacher mentor.

Curtis Smith, former Alki Middle School principal, has left the district. Darci Fronk, former principal at Salmon Creek Elementary School, is now principal of Alki.

Heath Angelbeck, former associate principal at Discovery Middle School, is now principal at Salmon Creek. Jennifer Holm, former teacher and administrative intern at Vancouver iTech Preparatory, is now an associate principal at Discovery.

Katie Ronning, former teacher and administrative intern, is now the associate principal at Felida and King elementary schools. Jessica Graham, former special services manager, is now an associate principal at Roosevelt.

School board changes
Mark Stoker is serving as president and Edri Geiger is serving as vice president of the board of directors during the 2014-15 school year. The board also includes Kathy Gillespie, Mari Greves and Dale Rice.

Designated student representatives are Bailey Sievers, Columbia River High School; Jaina Bailey, Fort Vancouver High School; Ethan Mayers, Hudson's Bay High School; Ethan Martorano, Lewis and Clark High School; Katelyn Courter, Skyview High School; Joseph Beuselinck, Vancouver School of Arts and Academics; and James Keirnan, Vancouver iTech Preparatory.

Classroom additions
School officials anticipate that the construction on new classrooms at Sarah J. Anderson and Eleanor Roosevelt elementary schools will be completed this fall. A two-story addition with six classrooms is being added at Sarah J. Anderson. At Roosevelt, two classrooms are being added to each of the existing three wings. The new classrooms will help alleviate overcrowding at those schools and eliminate the need for a total of 10 portable classroom units. Both projects were paid for through the capital projects fund, which includes the last of the Phase III bonds approved by the community in 2001.

Family-Community Resource Centers
Tamara Shoup, former Family-Community Resource Center (FCRC) partnerships coordinator, is now director of family engagement and FCRCs, replacing Jennifer Blechschmidt, who left the district.

Alishia Topper, former senior development director with the Fort Vancouver National Trust and current Vancouver City Council member, will be director of strategic partnerships for FCRCs.

Catherine MacCallum-Ceballos, former FCRC site coordinator at Discovery Middle School, is now the technical assistance coordinator for the FCRCs.

Chris Olsen, executive director for teaching and learning, will serve as the FCRC task force leader, a duty performed by Tom Hagley, chief of staff, for the past six years. Karla Schlosser, Special Services administrator, will continue to oversee Title I resources allocated to the FCRCs and will work closely with Olsen in leading the Family Engagement/FCRC goal area as the district begins to implement its Design II, Chapter 2 strategic plan.

Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools
The foundation is accepting donated school supplies, which may be dropped off at the following Columbia Credit Union branches.

Downtown
703 Broadway
Vancouver, WA 98660
Hours: Monday though Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Grand Central
108 S. Grand Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98661
Hours: Monday though Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Fourth Plain
3003 NE 62nd Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98661
Hours: Monday though Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Hazel Dell
808 NE 98th Circle
Vancouver, WA 98665
Hours: Monday though Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Salmon Creek
13100-A N.E. Highway 99
Vancouver, WA 98686
Hours: Monday though Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Individuals also can drop off donated school supplies Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the district office, located at 2901 Falk Rd., Vancouver, WA 98661. For larger donations, contact the foundation at 360-313-4730. Receipts can be provided upon request.
State denies Coyote Island Terminal permit application
Oregon Dept. of State Lands - 08/18/14
Salem - The Department of State Lands (DSL) today announced the removal-fill permit for the Coyote Island Terminal at the Port of Morrow in Boardman was rejected. The decision was communicated to the applicant in a letter sent by email.

"As many people know, this permit application has taken hundreds of staff hours to review," said Mary Abrams, DSL director. "From reading more than 20,000 public comments to carefully analyzing technical documents and plans, this application has been scrutinized for months. We believe our decision is the right one, considering our regulatory parameters laid out in Oregon law, and the wealth of information we have received from the applicant and the public."

DSL regulates filling and removing material from "waters of the state" which include wetlands, rivers and streams. The Coyote Island Terminal removal-fill permit application proposes 572 cubic yards of permanent fill (in the form of pilings) in the Columbia River on submerged land owned by the Port of Morrow.

Elements of the proposed work include construction staging; construction of an elevated, fixed dock and conveyor system; construction of an elevated, fixed-operation walkway with 12 supports; and construction of nine multi-pile structures ('dolphins') installed adjacent to the walkway for vessel mooring.

DSL first received the permit application for the terminal in February 2012. Three public review periods and eight decision deadline extensions occurred over the two-and a-half-year process. In general, the extensions allowed the applicant, Ambre Energy, to respond to issues raised in public comment periods, and to the state's questions and requests for clarification.

Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 196.825 directs the DSL director to "issue a permit..... if the director determines that the project described in the application: (a) Is consistent with the protection, conservation and best use of the water resources of this state as specified in ORS 196.600 to 196.905; and (b) Would not unreasonably interfere with the paramount policy of this state to preserve the use of its waters for navigation, fishing and public recreation."

The department also uses a set of criteria that includes, but is not limited to: what alternatives were considered in the project planning (avoiding waterway impacts); economic, social and other public benefits of the proposed project; if the project is consistent with existing local land-use plans and adjacent land and waterway uses; and what the applicant proposes to mitigate unavoidable waterway impacts.

In reviewing this application and supporting materials, DSL considered the above factors and determined that while the proposed project has independent utility, it is not consistent with the protection, conservation and best use of the state's water resources, and that the applicant did not provide sufficient analysis of alternatives that would avoid construction of a new dock and impacts on tribal fisheries.

In the department's decision to deny the permit, Director Abrams stressed that the decision was reached after extensive deliberation, research and legal advice. "We used data provided by a wide array of parties, and weighed this information against what Oregon law says we must take into consideration in making removal-fill permit decisions. We fully believe that our conclusion to deny the Coyote Island Terminal permit is the right one."

Abrams also noted that the department's removal-fill regulatory authority is vested in the agency director, not the State Land Board.

The applicant may appeal the decision, which would include a hearing before an administrative law judge through the contested case process.

More information: http://www.oregon.gov/dsl/PERMITS/Pages/cit_permit_application.aspx


The State Land Board consists of Governor John Kitzhaber, Secretary of State Kate Brown and State Treasurer Ted Wheeler. The Department of State Lands administers diverse natural and fiscal resources. Many of the resources generate revenue for the Common School Fund, such as state-owned rangelands and timberlands, waterway leases, estates for which no will or heirs exist, and unclaimed property. Twice a year, the agency distributes fund investment earnings to support K-12 public schools. The agency also administers Oregon's Removal-Fill Law, which requires people removing or filling certain amounts of material in waters of the state to obtain a permit.

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Honorary Sheriff Cole to participate in Motorcade
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/18/14
Honorary Sheriff Cole and other statewide Chief for a Day participants will be "Sworn in" at the Criminal Justice Training Center in Burien, WA on Thursday August 21st. (Press release attached).

Sheriff Lucas will drive Sheriff Cole and his family from the Showare Center in Kent to the Criminal Justice Training Center in Burien in a Motorcade. Once the Chiefs arrive at the facility, they will be sworn in and then participate in numerous activities from Clark County's K-9 Demonstration to pony rides.

Local Chief for a Day participants: Honorary Chief Chase (BGPD) and Honorary Chief Brooklyn (LCPD) and Honorary Sheriff Cole (CCSO) will be recognized at the West Precinct Open House at 505 NW 179th Street in Ridgefield on September 20th. (Flyer attached)


Attached Media Files: 2014-08/1172/76979/WP_Open_house_new_poster_2014.pdf , 2014-08/1172/76979/Chief_For_a_Day_Press_Release.pdf
Ridgefield School District offers tips and tricks for its first day of school - September 3, 2014 (Photo)
Ridgefield Sch. Dist. - 08/18/14
Visit the All About Schools section on the website for more information!
Visit the All About Schools section on the website for more information!
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Monday, August 18, 2014-Ridgefield, WA-The first day of school for Ridgefield School District is Wednesday, September 3, so this week's Did You Know comes packed with tips and tricks to make sure students, parents and the community can prepare for the new school year!

First Day of School
The first day of school is Wednesday, September 3, 2014 and all schools will run on normal schedule. Beginning the following week on Wednesday, September 10, schools will start one hour later for Collaboration Days and will continue to do so every Wednesday thereafter throughout the school year.

Meet Our New Superintendent, Dr. Nathan McCann
Dr. Nathan McCann was appointed superintendent of the Ridgefield School District on March 25 and officially assumed duties on July 1. Previously, he served as superintendent of the Altar Valley School District in Tucson, Arizona.

In addition to community events such as coffee talks where community members can meet Superintendent McCann and share their perspectives of the school district, Superintendent McCann encourages any community member to contact him should they have any concerns or suggestions regarding the school district. He can be reached via email at nathan.mccann@ridge.k12.wa.us or via the district office at (360) 619-1305.

Construction Continues
Although the majority of the capital facilities projects will be finished or reaching completion by the first day of school, construction crews may continue to be present at our schools. Please use caution and care when walking or driving near any active construction sites.

For regular updates on the district's capital facilities construction projects, please visit the District's Construction Blog: http://www.ridge.k12.wa.us/domain/19

Annual Notifications Packet
The Annual Notifications Packet was mailed to Ridgefield households in early August. The packet contains important district notifications, a welcome letter from Superintendent McCann, a nondisclosure form, a letter to households regarding the National School Lunch Program, an application for Free and Reduced Meals, and the district calendar.

If you would like to download a copy of the packet from the website, you can get it here: http://www.ridge.k12.wa.us/domain/49

All About School - Website Section
Please visit the All About School section of the district website to answer many of your questions about school as well as download important forms at http://bit.ly/AllAboutSchool.

The All About Schools site includes the following sections:

* Forms & Resources: all forms and online applications are provided in this section including Athletics Safety Guidelines and Eligibility Packets; school calendars; student supply lists; links to Community Education, Skyward Access, Meal Menus, and useful websites; and much, much more.
* Frequently Asked Questions: find answers to many questions you may have, and ask your own, too.
* Schedules - Start/End Times: the start/end times for each school are provided in this section along with links to each school's specific bell schedules.
* School Contact Information: office and attendance phone numbers for each school are listed here along with the direct URL to each school's specific website.

Staff is back in the office on Wednesday, August 20!
If you need to register your student for school, need Skyward Access, or need help from building staff, all building secretaries and the majority of school staff will return from summer break on Wednesday, August 20 and will be ready to help you!

More information and regular updates from the district
As always, you can get more information about Ridgefield's schools from the following sources:

* Website: www.ridge.k12.wa.us
* Facebook: www.fb.com/RidgefieldSchools
* Twitter: www.twitter.com/RidgefieldSD
* Did You Know Email List: http://bit.ly/RSD-DYK
* Flash Alert Subscription: http://bit.ly/RSD-Flash

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Attached Media Files: Visit the All About Schools section on the website for more information! , The Annual Notifications Packet was sent to households in early August , Please use caution wherever you see construction taking place , Meet Ridgefield's new superintendent, Dr. Nathan McCann , The first day of school for Ridgefield School District is September 3, 2014
City of Beaverton Invites Public to this Summer's Final Beaverton Last Tuesday, Aug. 26 (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 08/18/14
Pepe & The Bottle Blondes perform at Beaverton Last Tuesday on Aug. 26.
Pepe & The Bottle Blondes perform at Beaverton Last Tuesday on Aug. 26.
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The City of Beaverton and the Beaverton Arts Commission invite the public to attend the final Beaverton Last Tuesday (BLT) concert of the summer on Aug. 26 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at The Round Fountain Plaza (12600 SW Crescent Street).

"Beaverton Last Tuesdays are a tremendous way to spend summer nights with friends and family," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "We've continued to have a wonderful turn out at each event. So before school starts, join us one last time at The Round for some great music, dance, and food!"

The last summer concert series will feature a performance by Pepe and the Bottle Blondes and include a special Argentine tango intermission by Momo Smitt and partner.

Attendees can dine at Mio Sushi or Mingo's where they offer both indoor and outdoor seating. Art vendors will also have their work on display and for sale. The BLT concert series is made possible thanks to generous support from New Season's Market, VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa, Beaverton's Family Dental, Cynthia Layport DMD, Decarli | Watson Hall, Golden Valley Brewery, Pepita's Mexican Cuisine, The Oregonian, The Round and Umpqua Bank.

All BLT events are free and open to the public. Parking is available off of SW Cedar Hills Boulevard at Westgate Drive in the former Westgate Theater parking lot.

The BLT series is planned and produced by the City of Beaverton in an effort to bring the community together. For more information, please call the city's Art, Culture & Events line at 503-526-2559 or visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/BLT.

The BAC contributes significantly to the quality of life in Beaverton by presenting artistic and cultural events, which celebrates community values and helps connect residents to their artistic and cultural heritage. The BAC presents annual events such as the Visual Arts Showcase and Ten Tiny Dances. In addition, the BAC leads public art projects, including Beaverton's mural program and temporary sculpture program. For more information about the Beaverton Arts Commission, visit BeavertonArts.org or call 503-526-2288 or the event information line at 503-526-2559.

In 2014, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. Beaverton also enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov, like the City of Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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Attached Media Files: Pepe & The Bottle Blondes perform at Beaverton Last Tuesday on Aug. 26.
Washougal School District hosts forum with focus on school safety
Washougal Sch. Dist. - 08/18/14
The Washougal School District will host a School Safety and Facilities Planning Forum to address school safety concerns, facilities conditions, and to plan for future needs and growth.

The forum will be held from 6-8 p.m. August 25 at the Washougal School District Office, 4855 Evergreen Way, Washougal.

During the 2013-14 school year, a Long Range Facility Planning Committee evaluated the needs and conditions of school district facilities and prepared recommendations to ensure that Washougal school facilities support a safe, positive environment for student learning and success.

The committee's recommendations include several priorities for the district, including improving school entrance safety as well as planning for anticipated growth. The district has grown by an average of 70 students per year over the past three years.

The committee consisted of 18 members representing Washougal area citizens, district staff, two School Board members and other individuals with professional expertise in facility planning. They reviewed nearly 300 needs identified by the district and toured school buildings over the course of several months. The evaluation separated the needs into two basic categories - facility needs that should be funded through voter-approved bonds and facility needs that should be addressed through the district's annual budget process. The highest priority identified by the committee was the need to improve the safety and security of every district school.

A copy of the Long Range Facility Planning Committee's final report can be found on the district website at http://bit.ly/1qcGg7V

You may RSVP your planned attendance to Cassi Marshall at 360-954-3005 or cassi.marshall@washougalsd.org.



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WSU Vancouver faculty, staff and alumni wave the flag to welcome students (Photo)
WSU Vancouver - 08/18/14
Just some of the WSU Vancouver staff and faculty who will be welcoming students Aug. 25
Just some of the WSU Vancouver staff and faculty who will be welcoming students Aug. 25
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MEDIA ADVISORY

In honor of Washington State University Vancouver's 25th anniversary and the first day of classes, faculty, staff and alumni will welcome new and returning students by waving the Cougar flag.

Volunteers wearing Cougar colors will be stationed along NE Salmon Creek Avenue, at the WSU Vancouver entrance on NE Salmon Creek Avenue and at the top of the hill on the WSU Vancouver campus.

WHEN
7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25

WHERE
134th Street/NE Salmon Creek Avenue, Vancouver, Wash.

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE
Butch T. Cougar, WSU's mascot

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES
This is a great visual. WSU Vancouver is first in Clark County to go back to school. This is a first-of-its-kind event for the university.

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

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


Attached Media Files: Just some of the WSU Vancouver staff and faculty who will be welcoming students Aug. 25
Harvester flipped over near Sandy, 6 injured (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/18/14
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The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a traffic accident on Hwy 211 near SE 362nd Dr out side of the city of Sandy. Deputies on scene realized it was not a traffic accident but was a farm machinery accident near that intersection.

A berry harvester was backing up to line up on a row of berries and either a hose or a fitting broke and the harvester lost its hydraulic fluid, which cause the brakes to go out. The harvester rolled backwards and then rolled over onto its top injuring 6 workers who were on the machine. Two people had broken legs, four others had minor injuries. They were all transported to the hospital.

This was determined to be an industrial accident and the Sheriff's Office is not investigating further at this time. We notified OSHA of the incident.


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Oregon State Fair presents Classic Cars, Brews & Blues: Happening Daily During Fair
Amber Lindsey PR - 08/18/14
WHAT: A cold microbrew, a glass of Oregon wine and mouthwatering local barbecue await fairgoers in the northwest corner garden oasis of the Oregon State Fairgrounds. Wander through the classic car show and enjoy live music from the Northwest's best blues acts, including Curtis Salgado, Ty Curtis and the Hank Shreve Band.

WHEN: Classic Cars, Brews & Blues is happening every day of fair, August 22 - September 1, with live music every afternoon and evening on the Garden Stage presented by KGW.

WHERE: Located in the beautifully landscaped garden area of the Fairgrounds, sponsored by Green Acres Landscape.

PRICE: Included with fair admission, available at www.oregonstatefair.org.

MUSIC LINEUP: Listed at http://oregonstatefair.org/attractions/classic-cars-brews-blues/.

CONTACT: Amber Lindsey, (503) 730-8157, amber@amberlindseypr.com

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The 149th Oregon State Fair takes place August 22 through September 1, 2014. Fair admission is reduced this year to $8 per person (ages 12 and up) and $6 (ages 6 to 11 and 62 and over). Oregon State Fair thanks its sponsors: Chemeketa Community College, NW Chevy Dealers, CHS Nutrition, Columbia Distributing, Comcast, Dairy Farmers of Oregon, Green Acres Landscape, Inc., Les Schwab, National Guard, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Oregon Lottery, Ricoh, Safeway, Sleep Country USA, and Wilco. Additional information about the fair is available at www.oregonstatefair.org.
Revised MESD Executive Session Agenda-8/20/14
Multnomah ESD - 08/18/14
Revised Agenda as of 8/18/14

The Board of Directors will meet in Executive Session at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 in the Board Room at the main headquarters, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220. This Executive Session is called under: ORS 192.660(2)(b): To consider the dismissal or discipline of, or to hear complaints or charges brought against a public office, employee, staff member or individual agent who does not request an open hearing; ORS 192.660(2)(d): To conduct deliberations with persons designated by the governing body to carry on labor negotiations; ORS 192.660(2)(h): To consult with counsel concerning the legal rights and duties of a public body with regard to current litigation or litigation likely to be filed; and
ORS 192.660(2)(a): To consider the employment of a public officer, employee, staff member or individual agent. Following the Executive Session, the Board will meet at approximately 1:00 p.m. in Regular Session.

The agenda and supporting materials can be viewed on the MESD website:www.mesd.k12.or.us
Oregon Mayor's Association Presents Mayor Doyle with Leadership Award During Summer Conference (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 08/18/14
Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle received the Mayor's Leadership Award during the Oregon Mayor's Association Summer Conference in Pendleton.
Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle received the Mayor's Leadership Award during the Oregon Mayor's Association Summer Conference in Pendleton.
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Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle recently received the Mayor's Leadership Award - Award of Merit during the Oregon Mayor's Association (OMA) Summer Conference in Pendleton.

The Mayor's Leadership Award was established in 1993 to recognize the contributions Mayors throughout Oregon make to their communities each year. The selection committee takes into account a Mayor's leadership qualities and how their actions contribute to the city and community as a whole. They look at the Mayor's involvement with community affairs, their ability to facilitate relationships between the governing body and city employees, as well as how they help other Mayors reach their full potential.

Mayor Doyle has been an elected official at the City of Beaverton since 1995. He first started on City Council and became Mayor in 2009. During his terms he has established a reputation for being a great regional collaborator and champion. He has served on the Greater Portland Inc. Board of Directors, Metro's Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation (JPACT), the Metropolitan Planning Advisory Committee (MPAC), as well as many other regional activities.

Most recently, Mayor Doyle worked to get Google Fiber to consider our region.

"Mayor Doyle's commitment to this process has helped me understand how lucky his constituents are to have him as their mayor," said Portland Mayor Charlie Hales in his response to the work Mayor Doyle has done to bring Google Fiber to Portland, Beaverton and four other regions.

Mayor Doyle actively supports education funding and has worked directly with Portland Community College to help establish its Future Connect Program in Beaverton, which gives scholarships to youth. He has also worked directly with Washington D.C. to bring resources to the region to address transportation issues.

"Mayor Doyle is very passionate about his work," said Kevin Toon, communications and marketing manager from the League of Oregon Cities. "He brings great energy and focus to finding solutions that not only benefit his city but other community leaders around him."

For more information about the Mayor's Leadership Award, please visit www.oregonmayors.org.

In 2014, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. Beaverton also enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. For more information, reminders and community news, visit
www.BeavertonOregon.gov, like the City of Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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Attached Media Files: Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle received the Mayor's Leadership Award during the Oregon Mayor's Association Summer Conference in Pendleton.
Benton County Sheriff's Office extends Citizen Academy Deadline
Benton Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/18/14
The Benton County Sheriff's Office has extended the deadline for accepting applications for its Citizens' Academy. The new deadline is August 26, 2014. A few spaces still remain in this year's class and interested individuals are encouraged to apply.

The Citizen's Academy is a free program designed to give citizen participants an opportunity to learn more about the Sheriff's Office and its unique and diverse public safety functions. The Academy begins September 2nd and meets for ten sessions ending October 21st.

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. During the program, participants will learn about the day-to-day operations of the Sheriff's Office and 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, use of force and defensive tactics training.

During the program, participants are introduced to all divisions of the Sheriff's Office including the Law Enforcement Division, Emergency Services, Parole and Probation and the Jail.

Applications are available online at: www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff or in person at the Law Enforcement Building, 180 NW 5th Street, Corvallis. For further information, contact the Benton County Sheriff's Office at 541-766-6858.

Stacy Mellem, Policy/Accreditation Specialist
Benton County Sheriff's Office
(541-766-6054)
stacy.mellem@co.benton.or.us
Vancouver Police Request Help Locating Missing Adult (Update: located) Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 08/18/14
Barbara Cordova Ayala
Barbara Cordova Ayala
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Ms. Ayalya has been located and is safe.

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On August 18, 2014, the Vancouver Police Department responded to the 3300 block of NE 57th Avenue for the report of a missing person; Barbara J. Cordova Ayala, age 41. A family member reported to officers that Barbara may have been feeling depressed and had made statements that gave them concern about her immediate welfare.

Barbara is a light-skinned, Hispanic female, about 5'8", 180 lbs., with long, dark brown hair, brown eyes and pierced ears. She was last seen wearing a black sweater and black Nike workout pants.

Barbara is believed to be driving a green Kia Rio. The license plate is not known at this time. It may be registered to a family member.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Barbara Ayala is asked to call 911.


Attached Media Files: Barbara Cordova Ayala
America's favorite bear turns 70!
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/18/14
In an effort to educate Oregonians about how to prevent accidental wildfires, representatives with the Keep Oregon Green Association, the Oregon Department of Forestry, and the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Interior agencies are inviting Oregon State Fair attendees to join them in celebrating Smokey Bear, the famous icon who turns 70 this year.

Keep Oregon Green will host a birthday party for Smokey Bear, complete with cake on Saturday, August 23 between the hours of 1 and 2 p.m. There will be Smokey Bear story-time for children at 11 and 3 every day, and Smokey Bear will be available to greet and take 'selfies' with his fans all day, every day. The public programs and the cake-cutting celebration will take place in the Keep Oregon Green booth, located in the Natural Resource Area next to the poultry and horse barns. Keep Oregon Green's displays will feature historic Smokey Bear images and memorabilia that made him famous.

According to the Oregon Department of Forestry, last year nearly 2,000 acres were burned by human-caused wildfires. The most common sources of human-caused wildfires are debris burning on windy days, operating equipment that emits or causes sparks, and campfires left unattended. There are several entities that offer information on wildfire prevention practices. Keep Oregon Green, the Oregon Department of Forestry, and the Pacific Northwest Wildfire Coordination Group are great places to start.

First introduced in 1944, Smokey Bear has become the recognized symbol of wildfire prevention all across America. His image and message, "Only You Can Prevent Wildfires," is the longest-running public service advertising campaign in our nation's history.

Send Smokey a birthday wish, and he will write you back! Send it to Smokey Bear, Washington, D.C. 20252.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry (ODF) fire update - Aug. 18
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/18/14
>LARGE FIRES WITHIN ODF PROTECTION

>NEW LARGE FIRES
Gulch Fire (NE Oregon): reported yesterday (Sunday) five miles south of Wallowa at 46 acres. The fire is mostly contained and currently in mop-up. Crews will continue to monitor throughout the week.

>UPDATES
Southwest Oregon
· Rogue River Drive: located near Shady Cove in Jackson County (15 miles north of Medford), currently at 492 acres, and 70% contained. No structures have been lost. More information: ODF Medford Unit 541-664-3328 | Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/ | Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/ | NWCC - www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx

Central Oregon
· South Fork Complex (partially on ODF protected lands): these July 31 lightning-caused fires cover 64,990 acres and are 72% contained. A closure is in place on the Malheur and Ochoco National Forests surrounding the fires. More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/ | Fire Information Office Phone: 1-866-347-0636 www.southforkcomplex.blogspot.com | Twitter @SouthForkInfo | Facebook: South Fork Complex | southforkcomplex@gmail.com

>FIRES ON OTHER JURISDICTIONS IN OREGON
More information on these fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

>FIRE STATISTICS
# of lightning-caused fires YTD & acreage on ODF protected lands: 347 fires/47,709 acres
# of human-caused fires YTD & acreage on ODF protected lands: 457 fires/9,505 acres
Total # & acres on ODF protected lands: 804 fires/57,215 acres
Total # and acres in 2013 on ODF protected lands: 852 fires/103,450 acres
Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

>OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
ODF maintains a blog at http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/, which includes comprehensive breaking news on wildfires statewide, along with current fire statistics, and a frequently updated Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry. For information on wildfires in other jurisdictions within Oregon, go to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, http://www.nwccweb.us/ and to the national Incident Information System website at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/. Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

>NEWS MEDIA
News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officer, (see below), 24/7 for fire information. The duty officer will call back promptly. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.
Blind and Visually Impaired Athletes to participate in Portland to Coast Walk Relay on August 22nd-23rd
Northwest Assn. for Blind Athletes - 08/18/14
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Billy Henry, Co-Founder/Executive Director
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes
311 West Evergreen Blvd, Suite 200
Vancouver, Washington 98660
Local Phone: 1-360-718-2826
Toll Free: 1-800-880-9837
http://www.nwaba.org
bhenry@nwaba.org

Blind and Visually Impaired Athletes to participate in Portland to Coast Walk Relay on August 22nd-23rd

Vancouver, Washington--August 18th, 2014-- Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that the organization has provided support to Team Eye Rock, a group consisting of 9 blind or visually impaired athletes and their guides, to enable the team to compete in the Portland to Coast Walk Relay taking place August 22nd and 23rd.

"We are very excited to have athletes competing in this phenomenal community event. It will be a life-changing experience for all of those involved. Thanks to generous community support, we were able to make this opportunity possible for people with visual impairments in our community." said NWABA co-founder and Executive Director Billy Henry

"Team Eye Rock is the only team of its kind to participate in the Portland to Coast Walk Relay, the Largest Walk Relay in the World. With the support of the Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, our athletes face the extreme race conditions with courage, strength and determination." said Chris Cooke, 2014 Team Eye Rock Captain

Through participation in sports and physical activity, individuals of all ages and ability levels who are blind and visually impaired build confidence, self-esteem, muscular strength, physical fitness, and the inspiration to succeed in school and pursue employment opportunities. Donations are accepted to support NWABA's scholarship fund by mailing a check to PO BOX 65265, Vancouver, WA, 98665 or making an online gift at www.nwaba.org. Please indicate that your donation is to support the Scholarship Fund.

About NWABA:
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides programming to over 1,000 individuals of all ages and ability levels with visual impairments. The mission of NWABA is to provide life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind and visually impaired. The Association was formed by a group of visually impaired students in 2007 to ensure that people who are blind were participating in sports and physical activity.

For information: http://www.nwaba.org or
Contact: bhenry@nwaba.org
Phone: 1-360-448-7254

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Stacey Gibbins joins Northwest Association for Blind Athletes as Director of Programs (Photo)
Northwest Assn. for Blind Athletes - 08/18/14
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Billy Henry, Co-Founder/Executive Director
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes
311 West Evergreen Blvd, Suite 200
Vancouver, Washington 98660
Local Phone: 1-360-718-2826
Toll Free: 1-800-880-9837
http://www.nwaba.org
bhenry@nwaba.org

Stacey Gibbins joins Northwest Association for Blind Athletes as Director of Programs

Vancouver, Washington--August 18th, 2014--The Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that the organization has named Stacey Gibbins as its new Director of Programs. Gibbins holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree from The College at Brockport State University of New York.

"I am very excited to be a part of this growing organization. I hope my experience and leadership in the field will aid in breaking barriers for blind or visually impaired athletes in the Northwest. It's important to remember: a loss of sight, is not a loss of vision. Together our programs have infinite possibilities and I am blessed to be in this position." said Gibbins.

About NWABA:
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides programming to over 1,000 individuals of all ages and ability levels with visual impairments. The mission of NWABA is to provide life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind and visually impaired. The Association was formed by a group of visually impaired students in 2007 to ensure that people who are blind were participating in sports and physical activity.

For information: http://www.nwaba.org or
Contact: bhenry@nwaba.org
Phone: 1-360-448-7254

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-33 Commercial Burglary (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/18/14
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The Portland Police Bureau's Burglary Detail, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to identify suspects in a commercial burglary in Southeast Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood.

On August 4, 2014, at 6:31 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Pink Feather Restaurant and Lounge, located at 14145 Southeast Division Street, on the report of a burglary alarm.

Officers arrived in the area and discovered a hole in the wall of the business. The investigation revealed that the suspects used a torch to cut through a wall, then used the torch to cut loose the ATM inside the business then loaded it into a truck and escaped the area.

The suspect vehicle is described as a white Chevy or GMC extended cab pick-up truck. Both suspect appear dressed in clothing consistent with construction or utility workers. One of the suspects appears to be a white male.

Surveillance images from the burglary are being released to assist in the identification of suspects.

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

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

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

Investigators:
Sgt. Troy Pahlke
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-0410
troy.pahlke@portlandoregon.gov

Sgt. Mike Frome
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-0408
mike.frome@portlandoregon.gov

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Change in PIO Assignment
Corvallis Police - 08/18/14
Due to recent staff rotations and changes in assignments, Lt. Cord Wood will serve as the Press Information Officer for the Corvallis Police Department. This change is effective Monday, August 18, 2014. Lt. Wood can be reached at (541) 766-6556 or cord.wood@corvallisoregon.gov. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me or Lt. Wood.
Local Charity Stands to Gain Over $45,000 From Macy's "Shop For A Cause" On Saturday, August 23
March of Dimes - 08/18/14
Macy's is holding its ninth annual national Shop For A Cause charity event on Saturday, August 23, and the Greater Oregon March of Dimes chapter stands to benefit big as a result. Macy's Shop For A Cause is a unique, one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities' fundraising efforts by giving customers a one-day 25 percent discount with a $5 donation. Macy's has designated March of Dimes, the leading nonprofit organization in support of pregnancy and baby health, as its national beneficiary of all proceeds of sales of "Shop For A Cause" savings passes in Macy's stores and on macys.com on August 23. Since 2006, the program has helped raise more than $44 million for thousands of charities across the country.

"Macy's is committed to giving back, nationally and to our local communities," said Martine Reardon, Macy's chief marketing officer. "For the last eight years, Macy's Shop For A Cause program has provided our customers and associates the opportunity to show their support and give back to their local community organizations while enjoying great savings at Macy's. We are honored to partner with March of Dimes as our national in-store beneficiary and to offer our customers an easy and convenient way to make a positive difference in the lives of others."

Customers can also shop online at macys.com, as passes purchased there on August 23 will also benefit March of Dimes.

"Macy's support has been critical in helping us provide moms and families with access to prenatal education programs important to improving baby health," said Beth Joscelyn, State Director for the Greater Oregon March of Dimes. "Shop For A Cause demonstrates Macy's corporate responsibility and support for communities, volunteers, and families across the country."

Last year's Shop For A Cause one-day shopping event raised $46,736 in Oregon and SW Washington to help March of Dimes give more babies in our community a healthy start in life. Programs for moms and babies in our area that have benefited from those funds over the last year include Centering Pregnancy, which provides women access to a group pre-natal care model proven to reduce the risk of premature birth; and public education and outreach on how to have a healthy pregnancy.

March of Dimes is the leading non-profit organization for pregnancy and baby health, working to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. By purchasing a shopping pass in store or online at macys.com on August 23; customers can support the work of the March of Dimes while enjoying a day of spectacular discounts, entertainment and special events at Macy's.

For more information about Macy's Shop For A Cause, visit macys.com/shopforacause.

About Macy's
Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy's offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy's is known for such epic events as Macy's 4th of July Fireworks(R) and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade(R), as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy's flagship stores -- including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California -- are known internationally and leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $70 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

For Macy's media materials, images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.

About March of Dimes
March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.
Campfire burns one-half acre on Cedar Island (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 08/18/14
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At 8:53pm, a call to 9-1-1 reported seeing flames in the grass and brush at Cedar Island Park in West Linn. Crews responded with specialized wildland firefighting equipment and engines from Bolton Station 58 in addition to water response crews from Willamette Station 59 and Lake Oswego South Shore Station.

Crews arrived to find approximately 100-feet of river frontage burning slowly inland from the center of the island. Using portable pumps from the water rescue boat and on shore, water was pumped from the river to crews fighting the fire. With an aggressive attack by fire crews, the fire was quickly contained and extinguished. Short gusts of winds produced minor flare-ups at the anchor of the fire but crews extinguished them quickly. An approximate area of one-half acre was burned on the uninhabited island. No structures are on the island and no injuries were reported.

A TVF&R fire investigator determined that the cause was an illegal campfire. West Linn Police Department is assisting TVF&R in the investigation for information from witnesses and material evidence.

TVF&R would like to remind everyone that a burn ban is in effect that bans all outdoor burning within its jurisdiction with exception in very limited situations. TVF&R urges residents to use extreme caution with smoking materials, barbecues, and other open flames during this time. For more information, please visit: www.tvfr.com.

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Attached Media Files: Cedar Is Brush Fire-4 , Cedar Is Brush Fire-3 , Cedar Is Brush Fire-2 , Cedar Is Brush Fire-1
08/17/14
Shooting Investigation Underway in North Portland's Northgate Park - One Person Injured
Portland Police Bureau - 08/17/14
On Sunday August 17, 2014, at 10:41 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Northgate Park, located at 6000 North Fessenden Street, on the report of a disturbance and possibly someone stabbed in the park.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that a male was suffering from a gunshot wound. The injury is not life-threatening.

Preliminary information indicates there was some kind of a fight inside the park involving several males and that one male was shot during the disturbance.

Several officers, including a Police K-9 and Air Support Unit, are searching the area for any potential suspects. It is not known if this is a gang-related incident.

There have been no arrests and no additional updates are expected tonight.

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

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Injury Bicycle-Involved Traffic Crash - Rogue River Highway east of Grants Pass
Oregon State Police - 08/17/14
A 62-year old Roseburg woman received non-life threatening injuries Saturday morning when she was struck from behind while riding a bicycle along Rogue River Highway near Rogue River. The driver who struck the woman was cited by Oregon State Police (OSP) in connection to the investigation.

On August 16, 2014 at approximately 9:45 a.m., ARDENA C. CAMERON, age 62, from Roseburg, was the last of 5 cyclists riding near the fog line on Rogue River Highway near milepost 8 when he bicycle was struck from behind by a Chevrolet pickup driven by AARON K. TOLLER, age 86, from Grants Pass.

CAMERON was ejected from the bicycle and received non-life threatening injuries. She was transported by ambulance to Rogue Regional Medical Center for treatment. She was wearing a helmet. None of the other four cyclists were struck or injured.

TOLLER was cited for Careless Driving. He told the investigating trooper that oncoming traffic prevented him from moving to the left as he was approaching the bicyclist.

No photographs or other information available for this release. Trooper Eve Thornton is the lead investigator.

This was the third incident in the last four days in which OSP troopers investigated a collision involving a vehicle hitting a bicyclist from behind. One bicyclist was killed in the first incident and another was seriously injured in the second incident. Enforcement action is pending in the first two incidents.

OSP urges all drivers to be alert for bicyclists and other vulnerable highway users. When approaching from behind, make sure there is adequate room to safely pass on the left of the bicyclist(s).

ORS 811.065 (Unsafe Passing of a Person Operating a Bicycle) states "The driver of a motor vehicle may only pass a person operating a bicycle by driving to the left of the bicycle at a safe distance and returning to the lane of travel once the motor vehicle is safely clear of the overtaken bicycle. For the purposes of this paragraph, a 'safe distance' means a distance that is sufficient to prevent contact with the person operating the bicycle if the person were to fall into the driver's lane of traffic."

The complete statute wording is available via this link: http://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/811.065

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UPDATE #3: Shooting Investigation Underway in Downtown Portland - Two People Injured
Portland Police Bureau - 08/17/14
Gang Enforcement Team detectives are continuing to investigate the early morning shooting in Downtown Portland.

21-year-old Jaron Cuie, 37-year-old Damarvis Lee and 25-year-old Ricardo Savoy Hernandez were the three men injured in the shooting.

Investigators learned that two groups of men were fighting and that someone fired shots and the three victims were hit by gunfire.

It is unknown if this shooting is related to the homicide that occurred later in Southeast Portland.

The Gang Enforcement Team will be providing extra patrols the next few days as a result of this shooting and the Southeast Portland homicide.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Detective Todd Gradwahl at (503) 823-2056, todd.gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Mitch Hergert at (503) 823-2081, mitchell.hergert@portlandoregon.gov.

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Officers investigating the shooting in Downtown Portland located a third victim suffering from non-life-threatening injuries. This victim did not require medical transport to a hospital.

The other two shooting victims are receiving treatment for what are now believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

No additional information is available at this time.

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###ORIGINAL MESSSAGE BELOW###

On Sunday August 17, 2014, at 12:37 a.m., Central Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to Southwest 3rd Avenue and Ash Street on the report of a shooting.

Multiple officers responded to the area and located two gunshot victims. Both victims were transported to a Portland hospital. One victim's injuries have been described as life-threatening, the other victim's status is not known at this time.

Witnesses told police that there was a large group fighting prior to the shooting.

Preliminary information indicates the shooting is gang-related.

Gang Enforcement Team investigators and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to conduct an investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has information about the shooting is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at (503) 823-3333.

No further information updates are expected until later Sunday morning.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106.

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

Gun crimes in progress should immediately be reported to 9-1-1.

Anyone with second-hand information is asked to share it with police. Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared directly with investigators or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

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

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UPDATE: Homicide Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 08/17/14
Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into this morning's shooting in Southeast Portland.

The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Ervaeua Ronchelle Herring, a resident of the Eastwood Village Apartments.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy on Monday to determine the exact cause of death.

At this point in the investigation, there is no specific suspect description to share with the public.

Investigators are asking for any information about this case to be shared with police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Molly Daul at (503) 823-0991, molly.daul@portlandoregon.gov; or, Kristina Coffey at (503) 823-0696, kristina.coffey@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Sunday August 17, 2014, at 5:00 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Eastwood Village Apartments, located at 15139 Southeast Powell Boulevard, on the report of a shooting.

Officers arrived in the area and learned from witnesses that the shots seemed to be focused on one of the apartments.

Officers located a female adult deceased inside an apartment.

Witnesses have told police that the suspects were several African American males with handguns.

Preliminary information from witnesses indicates that the shooting is gang-related.

Homicide Detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to begin a homicide investigation. The Gang Enforcement Team will assist Homicide detectives with this investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has information about the shooting is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at (503) 823-3333.

No further information updates are expected until later Sunday morning. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is unavailable to respond to the scene but will be available later today for interviews.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106.

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

Gun crimes in progress should immediately be reported to 9-1-1.

Anyone with second-hand information is asked to share it with police. Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared directly with investigators or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

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

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Update: Name Released - Death Investigation - Highway 20W east of Sisters in Deschutes County
Oregon State Police - 08/17/14
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Deschutes County Sheriff's Office and Bend Police Department, are investigating the death of an adult male following a standoff during a stop along Highway 20W between Sisters and Bend. The Vancouver, Washington man was stopped following a report from a law enforcement agency that he was suicidal and armed.

On August 16, 2014 at approximately 8:40 p.m., OSP and Deschutes County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) were notified that a black sport utility vehicle occupied by an armed, suicidal man was traveling eastbound on Highway 20 in the Santiam Pass area. About 15 minutes later, an OSP sergeant spotted the vehicle and followed it while other officers from OSP and DCSO were moving into position east of Sisters to assist with stopping the vehicle.

The vehicle sped up to 90 - 100 mph before finally stopping at approximately 9:06 p.m. near milepost 12 after DCSO deployed spike strips on the vehicle. The driver failed to comply with any commands as additional law enforcement resources including OSP SWAT personnel, a Bend PD negotiator, and an armored vehicle responded to the scene. Law enforcement officers closed the highway in both directions as they worked to safely resolve the situation.

At approximately 10:10 p.m., officers were able to check the vehicle and found the lone occupant deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The deceased was identified as FARHAD MASHERI, age 51, from Vancouver, Washington.

Deschutes County Medical Examiner is assisting OSP in the death investigation.

Help is available in your local communities for people struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable.

If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, professionals are on call to handle mental health emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Please contact your local mental health crisis intervention services.

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Update: Name Released - Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Interstate 84 east of La Grande in Union County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/17/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into an early Sunday morning single vehicle injury traffic crash that occurred along Interstate 84 east of La Grande in Union County. The operator and only occupant received serious injuries as a result of the crash. Driver fatigue is being investigated as a main factor in the crash.

On August 17, 2014 at approximately 6:08 a.m., a 2006 Kia Spectra operated by MARK HOWLAND, age 23, from West Valley, Utah, was traveling eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 282 when it traveled off the freeway onto the left shoulder. The Kia then traveled back across both lanes of traffic and the right shoulder, rolling over off the traffic lanes where it came to rest along the side of the eastbound lanes.

HOWLAND was transported by LifeFlight to Providence St. Mary's Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington with serious injuries. He was using safety restraints.

The eastbound lanes were closed for about 20 minutes for air ambulance transport.

OSP troopers from the La Grande Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Robert Routt is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Union County Sheriff's Office, La Grande City Fire Department, North Powder Quick Response Team, LifeFlight and ODOT.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Woman arrested for DUII after crashing into Apartment
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/17/14
On Saturday, August 16, 2014 at about 9:32 pm, Sheriff's deputies responded to 4200 SW 107th, Beaverton, in unincorporated Washington County. A car had crashed into an apartment building.

Deputies arrived and determined that 29-year-old Madysen Boyer had crashed into her neighbor's apartment while she was parking her car. No one was injured in the incident. The car went over a curb, through some bushes, and then crashed through a large plate glass window. Ms. Boyer said she accidently hit the accelerator.

The apartment's occupant was home at the time, but not in the room where the crash occurred.

After conducting their investigation, Deputies arrested Ms. Boyer for DUII and Criminal Mischief. She was transported to the Washington County Jail and booked.


Attached Media Files: 2014-08/1128/76952/PR140817_Car_into_Apt_DUII.pdf
Major Crash Team Investigates Single Vehicle Crash Injuring Two Men in Southeast Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 08/17/14
On Sunday August 17, 2014, at 2:08 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Southeast Holgate Boulevard at 135th Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the vehicle, a white 2000 Ford Econoline Van, with two men injured inside.

The driver, a 23-year-old male, was suffering from serious but not life-threatening injuries. The passenger, a 29-year-old male, was suffering from critical injuries that initially were believed to be life-threatening.

Both men were transported to a Portland hospital, where the passenger's condition was upgraded and his injuries are serious but now believed to be non-life-threatening.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team (MCT) responded to conduct a crash investigation. Investigators learned that the driver was eastbound on Holgate and failed to negotiate a turn in the road and crashed into a block retaining wall on the North side of the street.

Alcohol appears to be a factor in the case, which remains under investigation.

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Portland Fire & Rescue kept busy by Multiple high profile calls
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/17/14
Portland Fire & Rescue companies have been busy this evening responding to several high profile calls.

First, inner SE Portland companies responded to reports of a commercial structure fire at 19th and Belmont. First in companies made access to the building, reported the fire extinguished and shortly thereafter recalled the incident.

Next, Old Town fire companies were called to the scene of a double shooting between SW 3rd and Alder and SW 3rd and Pine. Portland fire conducted operations to ensure the scene was safe and assumed medical care. Firefighters treated and transported two male patients to OHSU with non life threatening injuries.

As firefighters from Truck 1 were being cleared from the 3rd and Pine, calls were received indicating that a group was stuck in an elevator and one of the trapped persons was
having an asthma attack. Truck one firefighters rescued all individuals and provided medical care to the asthmatic patient.

Finally, Southeast companie were dispatched to a residential fire at SE 165th and Morrison. Crews arrived to find an attached garage engulfed in flames. This fire has been brought under control though firefighters remain on scene at this time.

No damage estimates am have been completed. No injuries to civilian or firefighters are reported as a result of either fire.
2700 Residents Without Power in Southeast Marion County (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/17/14
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Tonight at approximately 12:30 a.m., a vehicle struck a power pole on Lancaster Drive SE near Beck Avenue SE. Prior to being transported to the Salem Hospital with minor injuries, the driver stated he swerved for an object in the roadway and struck the pole. The crash has resulted in the loss of power to an estimated 2700 citizen of southeast Marion County.

PGE is on scene attempting to repair the pole and at this time there is no estimate for when services will be restored to customers. The Sheriff's Office is asking drivers to avoid the area of SE Lancaster Drive as it is closed from Durbin Avenue SE to La Branch Street SE. In addition to the closures motorists should be aware that numerous stop lights have been affected by the outage so deputies are urging caution when driving in the area.

Motorists arriving at an intersection with a light affected by the outage should always stop, make sure the intersection is clear and then proceed. If you arrive at the same time as another motorist please treat the intersection like you would a four way stop.


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08/16/14
Serious Injury Motorcycle-Involved Crash - Highway 242 east of Highway 126 (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/16/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday afternoon's motorcycle-involved traffic crash that injured two people along Highway 242 (McKenzie Highway) about fourteen miles east of Highway 126.

On August 16, 2014 at approximately 12:10 p.m., passing motorists reported coming across the scene of a motorcycle crash on Highway 242 near milepost 71. A Harley Davidson motorcycle crashed off the highway near a tree seriously injuring the operator and causing minor injuries to the passenger. The citizens who stopped at the scene provided initial care until relieved by arriving medical personnel.

The operator, GERALD R. DONALDSON, age 70, from Box Elder, South Dakota, was transported by ground ambulance to a secondary location where LifeFlight was standing by. The operator was transported by air ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. Passenger JUDY DONALDSON, age 70, was taken to the same hospital by ground ambulance. Both were wearing protective helmets.

OSP is continuing the investigation into the manner and cause of the crash. Trooper Josh Wolcott-Peterson from the OSP Springfield Area Command office is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by McKenzie Fire & Rescue, Springfield EMS, and LifeFlight.

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Update #2: Names Released - Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Traffic Crash - Highway 213 in Oregon City
Oregon State Police - 08/16/14
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Oregon City Police Department, are continuing the investigation into early Saturday morning's pedestrian-involved fatal crash on Highway 213 near Meyers Road in Oregon City. The highway was closed for the investigation with a detour in place until 7:00 a.m. The names of the deceased pedestrian and driver are released in this update.

On August 16, 2014 at approximately 1:06 a.m., OSP was notified that Oregon City Police Department was on scene of a fatal pedestrian-involved crash on Highway 213 at Meyers Road. The initial report was made to 9-1-1 at 12:46 a.m.

Preliminary investigation indicates KAREN EDNA ERIE, age 44, from Oregon City, was lying in the right southbound lane of Highway 213 just south of Meyers Road when she was run over by a southbound 2007 Hyundai passenger car driven by CASSANDRA L. KIELING, age 22, from Milwaukie. KAREN ERIE died at the scene before she was able to be transported to a hospital.

The investigation is continuing to determine KAREN ERIE's activities prior to being struck. There is no evidence of impairment involving KIELING.

OSP troopers and detectives from the Portland Area Command office are continuing the investigation with the assistance of the Clackamas County CRAFT interagency team, Oregon City Police Department, Clackamas County District Attorney's Office, and Clackamas County Medical Examiner's Office.

Investigators are asking to hear from anyone who traveled in the area prior to 12:46 a.m. and saw anything or has information that may have been connected with this incident. If you have information regarding this investigation please call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at (503) 731-3030. Detective Alex Monarch is the lead investigator.

Assistance at the scene was also provided by Clackamas Fire District 1, AMR ambulance, and ODOT.

No photographs provided for this release.

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Deputies Make Arrest in Harassment Case (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/16/14
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On August 9th the Marion County Sheriff's Office was requested by the Salem Police Department to investigate a disturbance that occurred at a Salem residence involving an off duty Salem Police Officer. Responding Marion County Sheriff's Office deputies found that Officer Brandon Hanes, 40 years old, had been in an altercation at the location. Deputies interviewed all parties and witnesses and then referred the case to the Marion County District Attorney.

On August 14th a warrant was issued for Mr. Hanes's arrest for the charge of Harassment. That same date, Mr. Hanes was arrested, booked and later released from the Marion County Jail. Mr. Hanes's next court date has been set for August 19, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at the Marion County Circuit Court Annex, 4000 Aumsville Hwy. Mr. Hanes has been placed on administrative leave by the Salem Police Department pending an internal investigation, which is standard in these types of matters.

The Sheriff's Office will not be making any further comments regarding this case or its investigation. Any further questions will be referred to the Marion County District Attorney's Office for comment.


Attached Media Files: Hanes
Portland Fire responds to an apartment fire in NW Portland. (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/16/14
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At 8:11 AM, Portland Fire & Rescue was dispatched to an apartment fire at 925 NW 20th Ave (Chesterberry Apartments). Initial reports were that smoke was visible on the third and fourth floors, and fire alarms could be heard throughout the building. Engine 3 and Truck 3 (Northwest/Pearl District) were the first units to arrive, where Engine 3 assumed fire attack while Truck 3 began search and rescue responsibilities.

Once it was verified that the tenants had all made it out safely, the engine crew advanced a hose line into the apartment and ensured that the fire was out. The residents were alerted to the presence of smoke and fire by working smoke alarms in the unit. In addition, an alert tenant also pulled the apartment "pull-station" alarm, which then set off an audible alarm throughout the entire building.

There were no injuries as a result of this fire.

The Fire Investigator determined the cause to be excessive use of extension cords, with combustibles placed on top of and around the extension cords. There is no damage estimate at this time.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, electrical distribution equipment, such as extension cords, is a major cause of fire deaths in the U.S.. The most common cause of fires from extension cords is due to improper use and/or overloading, especially when cords have multiple outlets. Most extension cords are only rated for a maximum of ten amps or 1200 watts. Overloading can occur when multiple devices are plugged into one cord or when cords are "daisy chained" (plugging multiple extension cords together).

Battalion Chief Tom Williams credited the smoke alarms and the rapid response of responding units for averting what could have been a much worse fire.


Attached Media Files: PF&R at 925 NW 20th Ave., apartment fire
08/15/14
Deputies Capture Man Following Car Break-ins (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/15/14
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August 15, 2014--Sheriff's Deputies arrested a man on allegations of breaking into several cars and stealing property. He was tracked down and arrested.

This morning at 1:25 a.m., a citizen called Sheriff's Deputies, to report a man that was seen entering their neighbor's vehicle in the 130 block of South 11th Avenue in the city of Cornelius. The man quickly walked away and several citizens followed him while calling deputies keeping them informed of their location. The man began running eastbound from the citizens.

Multiple Sheriff's Deputies including deputies serving the city of Cornelius, a Sheriff's K9 and Forest Grove Police responded to capture the man and locate possible additional victims. About two minutes after the 911 call, Sheriff's Deputies arrived and began coordinating the search. The man was contained to an area and after an hour of searching, the man was captured. The man was positively identified as the person followed from the vehicle.

Deputies located and arrested Antolio Mendoza-Cruz, 20, from Cornelius. During the search, deputies located backpacks, a laptop, and other valuable items discarded or hidden by Mr. Mendoza-Cruz. It was discovered there were five vehicles broken into, with the possibility of more yet to be found. The area of the vehicle break-ins was north of South Baseline Road between South 10th Avenue and South 14th Avenue.

Antolio Mendoza-Cruz was charged with five counts of Unauthorized Entry into a Motor Vehicle. He was lodged in the Washington County Jail held on $25,000 bail. Additional charges could be added as the investigation continues and if more victims are located.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office commends the citizens for being alert and calling to report criminal activity or any suspicious behavior. Cornelius Police Chief Moss said, "If you see something, say something. This coordinated partnership with citizens is critical to help keep our community safe."

Many of the stolen items were left in plain sight and most of the vehicles were left unlocked. Deputies remind residents to always lock their vehicles when they are unattended, and to remove valuable items or store them out of sight.


Attached Media Files: ARRESTED
OSP Troopers Arrest 3 Wanted Subjects While Checking Suspicious Activity Report at Park & Ride Lot south of Salem
Oregon State Police - 08/15/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers arrested three people wanted on warrants after responding to a report of suspicious activity at the Delaney Road Park & Ride off Interstate 5 south of Salem.

On August 15, 2014 at approximately 11:45 a.m., OSP troopers responded to a report of three suspicious people checking vehicles at the Delaney Road Park & Ride parking lot. Upon arrival, troopers located one person identified as MARIAH RENEE HERNANDEZ, age 18, from Salem, and arrested her on an outstanding Marion County warrant for Forgery in the Second Degree.

Troopers learned at least two men were inside a motorhome parked on private property across the street from the parking lot. The men initially refused to come out to speak with troopers but they eventually came out of the motorhome at approximately 1:10 p.m.

One of the men, MARTIN PAUL VARGAS, age 30, from Salem, was arrested on an outstanding State Parole Board warrant for Parole Violation. The other man, SERGIO LEONEL PICENCO, age 18, from Salem, was arrested on a Marion County warrant for Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree.

A fourth person contacted was not wanted and released from the scene.

The three wanted persons arrested were lodged in the Marion County Jail.

No photographs available for this release.

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Male cuts arm with chainsaw while limbing tree (Photo)
Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue - 08/15/14
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Kelso- Fire and medic crews from Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue and Longview Fire responded to a male subject stuck in a tree. the subject was approx. 40 Ft up in the tree on South Pacific Ave in Kelso at around 11:14 AM. The male subject states that he was limbing up a tree when the chainsaw that was running somehow came in contact with his arm. Per medic crews on scene, the patient had first aid training and was able to hold direct pressure on the wound until crews were able to reach him to remove him form the tree.

One engine, one medic unit,and a chief officer from Cowlitz 2 and one truck company from Longview Fire responded to the incident. The crews were able to remove the patient from the tree within about 20 minuets, and transport him to a nearby hospital.


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OSP Recruit Trooper Receives Recruit Class' Highest Honor During Interagency Basic Police Training Program Graduation (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/15/14
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Twelve Oregon State Police (OSP) recruit troopers graduated today along with 22 recruit officers from other law enforcement agencies from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) 16-week Basic Police Training program. An OSP recruit trooper received the graduating class's highest honor, the Victor G. Atiyeh Award.

The "Victor G. Atiyeh Award" is named in honor of the former distinguished governor of the state of Oregon, in whose term of office the current academy became a reality. This prestigious award is presented to the outstanding student of each basic class as selected by their fellow students and the academy staff. The student selected must display exceptional professionalism by demonstrating an exemplary attitude and outstanding achievement in leadership, academics, health & fitness and survival skills.

Selected from the graduating Basic Police Class 344 to receive the "Victor G. Atiyeh Award" was OSP Recruit Trooper Kyson Culp, who is assigned in the Patrol Services Division at the Klamath Falls Area Command office. The other 9 men and two women OSP recruit troopers graduating today were:

* Recruit Trooper Ami Angell - Portland Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Vadim Bogdanov - The Dalles Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Sherron Deberry - Salem Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper James Eslinger - Pendleton Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Jacob Fough - Tillamook Work Site office (Fish & Wildlife Division)
* Recruit Trooper Nate Harris - Coos Bay Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Michael Lopez - Salem Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Anna Lukiyanchuk - Portland Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Justin Morgan - St. Helens Work Site office (Fish & Wildlife Division)
* Recruit Trooper Thomas Nelson - Newport Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Scott Wilson - Central Point Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)

The twelve graduating OSP recruit troopers, along with 4 other new recruits hired as lateral entry troopers who came from other law enforcement agencies, began their academy-based training March 16, 2014. Previously released information related to today's graduating ceremony is available at:
http://www.oregon.gov/osp/NEWSRL/Pages/news/08_11_2014_recruit_graduation.aspx

The Basic Police Class No. 344 graduation ceremony marks the completion of the Basic Police training for the multi-agency integrated class facilitated by DPSST, which provides statutorily-required basic training to newly hired city police officers, county sheriff's deputies and OSP troopers.

Information about the Oregon State Police, different opportunities available, how our hiring process works and updates about future hiring opportunities can be found on our recruiting website, www.osptrooper.com, or call the OSP Training / Sworn Applicant Processing Section at (503) 378-4175.

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Thunderstorm causes high water on Sandy River, one man died, 23 others rescued (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/15/14
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The deceased victim in this case has been identified as:

Ludwig, Brent A.
Age 34
New Lenox, IL

The death has been ruled accidental.

The family has been notified.

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Clackamas County received a 911 call reporting a bridge across the Sandy River at Ramona Falls washed out and one person was possibly in the water. Members of the Clackamas County Water Rescue Consortium responded with Search and Rescue Deputies and US Forest Service personnel. The call came in just before 3 p.m., but the incident occurred minutes earlier. Due to the remote area witnesses had to hike over a mile to the parking lot and drive several miles before they were able to get phone service to call 911.

A thunderstorm in the area caused heavy rain fall which raised the river level several feet in a short amount of time. The high water is to blame for washing out the bridge.

Several teams of rescuers were sent to the washed out bridge location while others searched the river bank down stream. When rescuers arrived at Ramona Falls, they found several people on the other side of the river and unable to cross due to the high water. There was no sign of the male who was on the bridge and fell into the water.

Rescuers discovered a male body in the river over a mile down stream of Ramona Falls. The male was deceased and identified as the 35 year old male who had been on the bridge when it washed out. His identity is not being released at this time.

Rescuers worked for several hours to assist the stranded people across the river. Using two Rapid Deployment Crafts, which are small rafts designed for swift water rescue, they ferried people across. 23 people along with their gear were ferried across uninjured.

Multiple agencies responded including: Mountain Wave Communications, Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue, Sandy Fire, Gladstone Fire, Lake Oswego Fire, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, Clackamas County Fire District 1, Clackamas County Dive Rescue, US Forest Service, Oregon State Police, and Clackamas County Search and Rescue.


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Commercial Truck Rollover Crash - Interstate 5 near Rogue River (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/15/14
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A commercial truck driver was cited following an early Friday morning rollover traffic crash along the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Rogue River. The crash blocked one lane for several hours while the vehicles were removed and the scene cleared.

On August 15, 2014 at approximately 3:50 a.m., a truck pulling a trailer loaded with nearly 38,000 pounds of empty glass bottles driven by TARAN SINGH SHERGILL, age 25, from Elk Grove, California, was traveling southbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 44. The truck and trailer traveled onto the right shoulder where the driver over-corrected, causing the trailer and then truck to roll onto their sides. Both vehicles then slid over a hundred feet before coming to rest.

SHERGILL reported no injury but then later requested to go to a hospital for a medical evaluation. He was cited by Oregon State Police (OSP) for Fail to Drive Within a Lane. Driver inattention is believed to be a contributing factor.

OSP was assisted at the scene by ODOT and local emergency responders. Senior Trooper Kirk Freeman is the lead investigator.

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Sherwood Receives Financial Reporting Achievement Award
City of Sherwood - 08/15/14
For the second year in a row, the City of Sherwood has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for FY2013. This certificate is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
Sherwood's CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standard of the program including a constructive "spirit of disclosure" to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR. "I want to congratulate Julie Blums, our Finance Director who prepared our CAFR," stated Joseph Gall, City Manager. "Achieving this high level of recognition in financial reporting is a result of our ongoing commitment of fiscal transparency and solid financial management."
The City of Sherwood has also received similar recognition for its budget from the GFOA for many years. The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professional with offices in Chicago, IL, and Washington, D.C.
Innovations Fund Awards Announced to test new ideas for improved services to seniors, people with disabilities
OR Department of Human Services - 08/15/14
Oregon--long a national leader in services and supports for older adults and people with disabilities - has taken its next steps to improve these services and supports. The Department of Human Services (DHS) recently awarded nine grants to Oregon organizations to test new ideas for improved services through innovative projects and pilots.

These awards are supported by DHS' Aging and People with Disabilities Innovations Fund, which was approved by the Oregon Legislature in 2013. The large-scale grants include:
* Special Advocates for Vulnerable Oregonians, which will pilot a program of volunteers to monitor guardianship's of vulnerable adults. $242,846.
* Volunteers of America Oregon, which will pilot day services for individuals with advanced dementia. $350,000.
* Multnomah County Aging and Disability Services, which will pilot services to vulnerable, hard to reach consumers with very high medical and social service needs. $350,000.
The small-scale grants include:
* Rogue Valley Council of Governments, which will pilot a certification program for housing accessible to older adults and people with disabilities. $50,000.
* Clackamas County Social Services, which will pilot a Ride Sharing application to serve transportation needs. $49,960.
* Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments, which will pilot services aimed at preventing unnecessary hospitalizations and emergency department use. $50,000.
* City of Sandy, which will pilot dental and oral health services to older adults and people with disabilities without dental insurance. $50,000.
* Community Action Team, which will pilot a volunteer program for home repairs and accessibility upgrades for consumers. $50,000.
* Oral Health Coalition, which will pilot a program of oral health training for long term service and supports providers. $50,000.
As the testing begins, the Department will review progress reports for these pilots and projects on a quarterly basis. If a project or pilot is successful, it may be considered for further expansion.

The Innovations Fund supports projects and pilots that test ideas to improve quality and/or cost effectiveness of services for older adults and people with disabilities. A consumer Innovations Fund Board evaluated many proposals before awarding nine grants - three on a large scale and six on a smaller scale.

The Innovations Fund will be seeking another round of applications for projects and pilots, and the notice for Request for Grant Proposals will be posted the Oregon Procurement Information Network (ORPIN) at http://orpin.oregon.gov/open.dll/welcome.
Wells Fargo volunteers give Hillsboro High School a make over (Photo)
Wells Fargo - 08/15/14
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HILLSBORO -- More than 100 Wells Fargo volunteers descended onto Hillsboro High School on Aug. 2, turning the large campus into a busy hub of activity.

The volunteers and some school staff members worked hard all day, tackling a variety of indoor and outdoor projects to help the facility prepare for the new school year. The projects included painting, cleaning, recycling, landscaping and moving library shelving.

"The big take-away is that the kids are going to come back and notice a difference," said Principal Arturo Lomeli. "Putting resources to our campus is a big part of making people feel this is a special place."

Most of the volunteers work at Wells Fargo's Barnhart Center in Beaverton. This is the sixth year they have chosen a Washington County school to spruce up before the new school term.

Last year Wells Fargo employees in Oregon and S.W. Washington volunteered 62,789 hours for schools and local community groups.


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Police Ask for Public Help In Locating a Missing Portland Man (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/15/14
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The Milwaukie Police Department, in coordination with Portland Police, is asking the public for help in locating 70-year-old Charles Edward Johnson, a Portland resident, who was last seen at Providence Milwaukie Hospital on August 2, 2014, at 10:20 a.m. Mr. Johnson left the hospital and has not returned to his southeast Portland residence.

Mr. Johnson is described as 6'3" tall, and weighs about 190 pounds. He has short, graying hair and a beard. He may be wearing glasses. He was last seen wearing knee-high khaki shorts, a white T-shirt and a black jacket.

It is possible Mr. Johnson may appear confused or disorientated. He takes medication on a daily basis.

Anyone seeing Mr. Johnson is asked to call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact the Milwaukie Police Department.

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Update #3:911 audio attached: Cowlitz Sheriff investigating DV shooting: Suspect dead, victim at hospital with non-life threatening injuries
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/15/14
8-15-14 noon: Detectives interviewed the Milian children today, including the 10 year old daughter who placed the 911 call reporting that her dad shot her mom. The family has asked that even though it is clear which child called 911, they would ask that media not use her name but rather identify her only as the 10 year old daughter. Early reports that the caller was a boy was in error. The children continue to stay with relatives of the family and are doing well.

CCD Rosenzweig states "The child did an excellent job when she called 911. Even though it was a very traumatic event, she stayed calm and was able to provide her address and answer all the 911 dispatcher's questions exceptionally well. She comforted her mom who had just been shot and provide critically important information to the deputies responding to the scene. This underscores the importance of teaching children how to call 911 in an emergency and to know the address where they are at the time. she is a remarkable young girl".

We know Chante Milian continues to remain in the hospital for treatment of her gunshot injury. She was shot once in the back. Detectives had been told that Chante had been shot in the stomach but this is not correct.

Detectives continue to interview family and friends of Milian family and hope to conclude the investigation next week.

We will try to attached the audio of the 911 call to this release. It is quite large. If the audio is not available on the flashnews system, we may need to work out other means for distributing the audio file.

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8-14-14 4:30 p.m. In reference to the request for the audio on the 911 call for the shooting at 244 Niemi Road, we will be releasing it as soon as we have a chance to interview the child who made the call. We hope to be able to interview the child tomorrow. We appreciate the media's patience and understanding for how difficult this has been for the Milian family especially the children and we are working with the family in order to cause the least impact to the children's lives as possible. We will release the audio to all media as soon as we can. Charlie Rosenzweig
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8-13-14 5:00 p.m. Investigators completed their investigation at the scene around noon today. There was a small caliber handgun found near the suspect. The cause and manner of death will not be released until the coroner has completed an examination of the deceased and that is schedule to be conducted tomorrow.

The victim remains in a Portland hospital for treatment of her gunshot injury. We do not have specific information on her condition at this time.

The children are with other family members and are doing OK in light of the events, they were not injured.
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Cowlitz 911 received a call shortly after midnight from a 10 year old child saying that his dad just shot his mom. Deputies responded to the residence at 244 Niemi road just west of Longview. They were able to get the mother and several children out of the house. The mother was transported by ambulance to St. John Hospital where she was treated and then transported to a Portland hospital. She was shot once in the back and is believed to be in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

Lower Columbia SWAT was called to the scene and the suspect was located deceased in a room upstairs at the house. No one else was at the residence.

Investigators will examination of the scene once a search warrant has been signed. They will be working with members of the Cowlitz Coroner's Office who is also on scene.

The case is in the early stages and many details are still not known about the incident such as the cause and manner of death of the suspect. Information has been obtained that the suspect called a friend and reported that he had shot his wife and was going to shoot himself. We are not identifying that person at this time.

The suspect is Miguel Angel Milian, 30 years. He lived at 244 Niemi road, where the shooting occurred. The victim is his estranged wife, Chante Marie Milian, 27 years of Longview.

The children were not injured. They were turned over to a family member. It is not confirmed if there were 3 or 4 children at the house nor what all of their ages, names are at this time.

We ask the media to be patient with us as we begin to investigate the case.


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Fire restrictions ease on private lands in NE Oregon
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/15/14
Rain and cooler temperatures have prompted the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) to ease fire restrictions on private forestlands in the Northeast Oregon District, effective Aug. 15. ODF removed additional restrictions added Aug. 9 to an existing regulated-use closure. Areas affected by the change include private, state, county, municipal and tribal lands in the following counties: Union, Baker, Wallowa, Umatilla and small portions of Grant, Malheur and Morrow.

The original regulated-use closure, enacted July 15 to limit human-caused fires, remains in place.

Cooler weather may give a false sense of security which can result in a higher occurrence of human-caused fires. The public's cooperation over the last week during a period of high fire danger and intense thunderstorms is appreciated by firefighters who have worked long hours to contain numerous fires ignited by lightning.

Limiting human-caused fires within the Northeast Oregon District is the objective of the regulated-use closure, which includes the following restrictions:

* Open fires are prohibited, including campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires and warming fires, except at designated locations. Designated locations within the regulated-use closure area include but are not limited to the following Oregon State Parks: Emigrant Springs, Ukiah Dale, Catherine Creek, Hilgard Junction, Red Bridge, Wallowa Lake, Minam and Unity Lake. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed.

* Debris burning is prohibited, except in burn barrels for which a Burning Permit has been issued.

* Smoking is prohibited while traveling, except in vehicles on improved roads, in boats on the water, or at a cleared area free of flammable vegetation.

* Non-Industrial chain saw use is prohibited, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Chain saw use is permitted at all other hours, if the following firefighting equipment is present with each operating saw: one axe, one shovel, and one 8 ounce or larger fire extinguisher. In addition, a fire watch is required at least one 1 hour following the use of each saw.

* Cutting, grinding and welding of metal is prohibited, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Cutting, grinding and welding of metal is permitted at all other hours, if conducted in a cleared area and if a water supply is present.

* Mowing of dried and cured grass with power driven equipment is prohibited, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., except for the commercial culture and harvest of agricultural crops.

* Any electric fence controller in use shall be: 1) Listed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory or be certified by the Department of Consumer and Business Services; and 2 ) Operated in compliance with manufacturer's instructions.

* Use of fireworks is prohibited.

* Use of sky lanterns is prohibited.

* Use of exploding targets is prohibited.

* Use of tracer ammunition or any bullet with a pyrotechnic charge in its base is prohibited.

Possession of the following firefighting equipment is required while traveling, except on state highways, county roads and driveways: one shovel and one gallon of water or one 2?1/2 pound or larger fire extinguisher.

"The recent wetting rains from passing thunderstorms have provided us some relief from the extreme fire danger we were experiencing. We don't want people to become complacent with the current conditions, since our forest fuels will dry out quickly, keeping the fire danger at High levels," cautioned Matt Howard, Wallowa Unit Wildland Fire Supervisor.

Year to date fire information for lands protected by Oregon Department of Forestry Northeast Oregon District:
Lightning Caused: 52 Acres Burned: 191
Human Caused: 22 Acres Burned: 457


Note that when traveling from private land onto federal land, land use restrictions change. Please check restrictions before conducting activities in the outdoors.

To report a fire, call the Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center at (541) 963-7171, or 911.
For further information, contact your local Oregon Department of Forestry office:

La Grande Unit (541) 963-3168
Baker City Sub-Unit (541) 523-5831
Wallowa Unit (541) 886-2881
Pendleton Unit (541) 276-3491

More information can be found at the Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center website http://bmidc.org/index.shtml. Look under fire restrictions.

Northeast Oregon District Wildfire Blog: http://neodistrictfireblog.blogspot.com/
ODF on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry
FBI Media On-Call
FBI - Oregon - 08/15/14
Beth Anne Steele will be on leave from 8/16/14 - 9/2/14. During this time, please utilize the media pager at (503) 208-6241 for immediate media needs. Thanks.
First Annual Grady Waxenfelter Memorial Ride (Photo)
Estacada Fire Dist. - 08/15/14
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Some members of Estacada Rural Fire District, along with members of Estacada First Baptist Church and members of the community are organizing the first annual Grady Waxenfelter Memorial Ride in his memory. The ride is not only for motorcycles but for classic and custom cars and trucks as well.

Grady, who was a motorcycle and car enthusiast and devoted family man, was shot to death at Highway 224 and Amisigger Rd. the morning of Thursday, Feb. 6, as he was performing his duty as Clackamas County Weigh Master.

Grady's family and the community suffered a great loss that day. Friends and family wanted to organize this ride in Grady's name to honor a man who gave so much to his family and community.

There is no entry fee to do the three and a half hour, 148 mile ride and a free lunch will be provided by the Viewpoint Restaurant and Lounge. However, donations will be accepted and the family will donate the proceeds to the charity of their choice.

Please see attached flyer for more details about the ride.


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OYA honors distinguished employees
Oregon Youth Authority - 08/15/14
NOTE: Photos are available by contacting C.J. Drake at 503-385-5899 or at CJ.Drake@oya.state.or.us

The Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) has honored three employees and the staff of a facility for their efforts to improve outcomes for at-risk youth.

Quarterly Conversation Coordinator Caleb Bronemann, Chief of Parole/Probation Operations Jim Kramer, Communications Manager Ann Snyder and the staff of Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility (YCF) in Grants Pass received the Director's Outstanding Service Award. The annual award formally recognizes staff or a team of staff for exemplary service. The recipients were chosen from among more than thirty nominations submitted by staff throughout the agency and across the state earlier this year.

"I'm truly delighted to honor and recognize these employees who embody the spirit of public service," said OYA Director Fariborz Pakseresht. "This year's recipients were recognized for their sustained efforts to make OYA a more accountable, transparent and data-driven agency aimed at improving outcomes for at-risk youth. Their contributions have made Oregon a better place to live and work. All of us at OYA deeply appreciate their service."

During a ceremony in Salem Thursday, Pakseresht presented each recipient with a glass plaque crafted by youth at MacLaren YCF in Woodburn.

Here's more on their accomplishments:

* Bronemann is one of the agency's leaders in implementing OYA's Youth Reformation System, a data-based method to deliver the right services to the right youth for the right amount of time. He also promotes Positive Human Development, which is the agency's culture that enables staff and at-risk youth to succeed. "Caleb played a key role in developing and implementing tools that enable staff to translate these concepts into real-world practice," said Pakseresht. Bronemann lives in Salem and has worked at OYA since 2002.

* Kramer leads OYA's parole and probation operations throughout Oregon, and is responsible for the consistent case management of youth in facilities, residential programs and foster care. "The results of Jim's efforts are beginning to show today - more youth are being served in the most appropriate setting to meet their needs while protecting public safety," said Pakseresht. Kramer resides in Jefferson and joined OYA in 1988.

* Snyder leads agency communications with internal and external audiences using print, video and social networking platforms like Twitter (@oregonyouth). "Ann is equally adept at working with a reporter on deadline, designing compelling visuals and documents that tell the story of OYA's work with youth, and creating smooth, coherent reports that reconcile the contributions of many people with different writing styles," said Pakseresht. Snyder lives in Beaverton and has been with OYA since 2009.

* Rogue Valley YCF experienced a serious group disturbance in October 2013. The incident caused major damage to a facility living unit and had a significant impact on staff and youth. Staff displayed outstanding teamwork in responding to the immediate problem and provided on-going support for colleagues and youth affected by the event. After the incident, staff developed unique and creative incentives for non-violence, leading to a safer and more secure facility. Pakseresht praised Rogue Valley employees for "their resilience in the face of adversity and their efforts and commitment to develop a positive culture for themselves and the youth they serve."

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The Oregon Youth Authority is the state's juvenile justice agency, reducing victimization by helping at-risk young people lead productive, crime-free lives. Learn more at www.oregon.gov/oya and follow OYA on Twitter @OregonYouth
PIO Forum is August 21-Please note new time
Salem Police Dept. - 08/15/14
The next PIO forum will be held on Thursday, August 21 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
Health Republic Invites Public to Nominate Board Directors
Health Republic Insurance - 08/15/14
Member and non-member board candidates to be chosen by current members

Lake Oswego, Ore. (Aug. 15, 2014) - Health Republic Insurance, a non-profit health insurance provider, announced today that nominations are open for two seats on the company's Board of Directors. While only members of the plan can vote, anyone can nominate or be nominated.

One seat is reserved for a person currently insured by Health Republic and one seat is reserved for someone not insured with the company. Nominations close September 5, 2014 and the election will take place at Health Republic's first Annual Meeting in late October.

"We are hoping to get directors with fresh ideas about how to improve health care quality and access," said Dawn Bonder, president and CEO of Health Republic. "Our board sets the direction for our company and our members want to elect someone who cares about people, so this is a true opportunity to get involved."

Health Republic is a chartered 501(c)(29) non-profit, known as a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP), and by law must have members choose the majority of its board. The requirement is meant to ensure that member interests drive the company.

"One of the great advantages our members enjoy over traditional health insurance companies is that they have a say in how we do business," said Bonder. "We are very excited to see who steps up to become involved and to find out who our members want in leadership roles."

All Health Republic board nominees must be 21 years old by Oct. 1, 2014 and Oregon residents. For additional nominee qualifications, visit http://www.healthrepublicinsurance.org/ME

About Health Republic Insurance
Unlike traditional health insurance companies, Health Republic is a 501 (c) 29 private non-profit governed by its members, and by law must reinvest all profits back to providing better care and lower costs for members. Health Republic provides access to health care in all parts of Oregon through the statewide Providence Network. This partnership offers members an extensive group of providers, practitioners, and facilities, including 60 hospitals and thousands of providers, labs, imaging locations and physician clinics throughout Oregon and SW Washington. To learn more, visit www.healthrepublicinsurance.org
Timbers player Darlington Nagbe to meet fans at Wells Fargo in downtown Portland on Friday, Aug. 22 (Photo)
Wells Fargo - 08/15/14
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PORTLAND, Ore. - Major League Soccer player Darlington Nagbe of the Portland Timbers will appear at the Wells Fargo Center in downtown Portland for a free event 3:30-5 p.m. next Friday, Aug. 22.

The midfielder will come to the Wells Fargo Museum on the second floor of the building. A native of Liberia, Nagbe will sign autographs and take pictures with soccer fans who attend the event.

This fun event is made possible through the partnership between Wells Fargo and Major League Soccer.

About Wells Fargo
Serving Pacific Northwest customers since 1852, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.6 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 locations; 12,500 ATMs; and the internet (wellsfargo.com).

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Portland Parks & Recreation Aquatics Presents Dive-In Movies in our Pools (Photo)
Portland Parks & Recreation - 08/15/14
Photo: a 2013 Dive-In Movie showing at PP&R’s Wilson Pool. Courtesy: Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland, OR.
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(Portland, OR) -

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) presents one of the biggest splashes of the summer, our Dive-In Movies! We've got five different showings of The Lego Movie at PP&R pools around town. You can watch it from the pool deck or in the pool itself. We even heat up the pools a little bit more than normal to maintain a comfort level for people in the water.

PP&R will be selling popcorn, slush puppies, and other healthy snacks at the concession stands. This year we've added caramel popcorn and hot chocolate as a special treat. Dive-In Movies are inexpensive, wonderful family fun in a unique setting, and have been a Portland family-favorite for over 20 years! Movie showings begin at approximately 8pm (when the sun goes down).

All ages welcome!

Facility Date Time (approximate)

Montavilla Pool 8/20 8pm
Creston Pool 8/21 8pm
Wilson Pool 8/22 8pm
Sellwood Pool 8/23 8pm
Grant Pool 8/24 8pm

Cost: Adults $5.00 / Youth $3.50
(Wilson Pool: youth fee $4.00)
Season passes are not accepted for this event.

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Attached Media Files: Photo: a 2013 Dive-In Movie showing at PP&R’s Wilson Pool. Courtesy: Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland, OR.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry (ODF) fire update - Aug. 15
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/15/14
>LARGE FIRES WITHIN ODF PROTECTION

>NEW LARGE FIRES
There are no new large fires to report in the past 24 hours. This will be the final update until Monday, August 18, pending any new fire activity over the weekend.

>UPDATES
Rain and cooler temperatures have moderated fire temperature this week.

Southwest Oregon
· Rogue River Drive: located near Shady Cove in Jackson County (15 miles north of Medford), currently at 492 acres, and 50% contained. Today's priority includes continued mop-up of the area. No structures have been lost. More information: ODF Medford Unit 541-664-3328 | Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/ | Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/ | NWCC - www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx

Northeast Oregon
· 5 Mile Fire: this will be the final update for the 5 Mile Fire: a 4,524 acre fire is 95% contained. It started Aug. 3 about 2 miles south of Imnaha. More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4048/ | Information Contact Number: 541-432-0119.

Central Oregon
· South Fork Complex (partially on ODF protected lands): these July 31 lightning-caused fires cover 64,809 acres and are 50% contained. A closure is in place on the Malheur and Ochoco National Forests surrounding the fires. More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/ | Fire Information Office Phone: 1-866-347-0636 www.southforkcomplex.blogspot.com | southforkcomplex@gmail.com

>FIRES ON OTHER JURISDICTIONS IN OREGON

More information on these fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

>FIRE STATISTICS

Due to heavy firefighting activity our fire statistics have not been updated. They will return when the database has been made current. Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

>OTHER FIRE INFORMATION

ODF maintains a blog at http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/, which includes comprehensive breaking news on wildfires statewide, along with current fire statistics, and a frequently updated Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry. For information on wildfires in other jurisdictions within Oregon, go to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, http://www.nwccweb.us/ and to the national Incident Information System website at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/. Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

>NEWS MEDIA

News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officer, (see below), 24/7 for fire information. The duty officer will call back promptly. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.
Continued bridge work to cause delays on U.S. 26 starting Sunday evening; no construction during Hood to Coast event
ODOT: Valley, No. Coast - 08/15/14
SEASIDE - Motorists using U.S. 26 are reminded that there will be continued delays because of a bridge replacement project on U.S. 26 at West Humbug Creek about 16 miles east of the junction with U.S. 101 starting at 7 p.m. on Sunday. However, there will be no construction and lane closures after noon on Thursday for the Hood to Coast event.
For one more week, there will be 24-hour single lane closures with flaggers controlling two-way traffic starting at 7 p.m. on Sunday until noon on Thursday. After next week, a contractor working for ODOT will be almost finished with the majority of the bridge replacement project.
There still could be long delays starting on Sunday evening because of the heavy summer coastal traffic. Motorists should expect long delays or consider alternative routes such at U.S. 30 and OR 6 depending on your final destination.

Know Before You Go
For the latest road conditions, visit: www.tripcheck.com
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Workforce Development Council Receives $1.1 Million YouthBuild Grant
SW Wash Workforce Development Council - 08/15/14
VANCOUVER, Wash. (Aug. 14, 2014) -- Up to 60 at-risk Clark County youth will get a helping "hand up" and support with academic and construction skills training from a group of nonprofit organizations that banded together and recently received a $1.1 million YouthBuild Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).

Led by the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council (SWWDC), the group includes Partners in Careers, Innovative Services NW, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, Vancouver Housing Authority and WorkSource.

"Youth unemployment is high in our region and these funds will enable us to provide opportunities for youth to complete their high school education while learning construction and other skills that will help them throughout their work years," said Jeanne Bennett, SWWDC's Chief Executive Officer. "We anticipate a need for additional construction workers in the near future and this program will give our youth the training they need to compete for these jobs."

Vancouver YouthBuild will launch later this year and help at-risk youth obtain high school diplomas or GEDs and learn construction and other work-related skills through academic trainings, on-site work experiences and community service activities. Participants will also have access to apprenticeships and industry certifications in the construction trades as well as transitional housing opportunities through the Vancouver Housing Authority.

"This opportunity is truly transformational, not only to service delivery for our youth, but also for the organizations involved in this partnership," said Sharon Pesut, Executive Director of Partners in Careers. "We look forward to aligning our efforts."

The program will culminate with the youth building two energy-efficient homes for low-income families enrolled with Evergreen Habitat for Humanity.

"YouthBuild grants are incredibly competitive and we are overjoyed our strong and dedicated partnerships landed this unique opportunity for our region," said Chelsea Chunn, SWWDC's Youth Initiatives Manager. "YouthBuild participants will further their education and learn new jobs skills while at the same time giving back to their community. It will give young people without a diploma a second chance to accomplish their goals and become the leaders we envision for tomorrow."

The YouthBuild Vancouver project will serve 45-60 disadvantaged youth, ages 17-21, who are low income, high school dropouts, and those that would otherwise be at risk of failing to reach key educational and career milestones.

The grant is part of $73,654,300 in YouthBuild grants the DOL will award. Grants range from approximately $700,000 to $1.1 million and will fund 71 YouthBuild programs across 31 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. YouthBuild is a non-residential, community-based alternative education program that provides classroom instruction and occupational skil