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07/27/15
Five Acre Field Fire Extinguished (Photo)
Washington Co. Fire Dist. 2 - 07/27/15
331st St. Field Fire Extinguished
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The cooperative efforts of four fire agencies kept a 5-acre field fire in Cornelius from spreading into neighboring fields and threatening nearby homes. The eight-acre clover field owned by Edmund Duyck had already been cut and harvested, and was being mowed, when a neighbor called to tell him his field was on fire. Crews from Washington County Fire District #2, Hillsboro Fire, Forest Grove and Cornelius Fire worked quickly to control the perimeter of the fire and keep it contained, which was especially difficult due to the windy conditions in the area at the time. The fire was out within an hour, with crews focusing on any remaining hot spots. District 2 will continue to monitor the site for flare-ups during the evening. The cause of the fire is believed to have been mechanical.


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Recovered Body of Missing Fisherman - Lacamas Lake
Camas Police Dept. - 07/27/15
Camas, Washington -

On July 27th, 2015, 2:55pm, the body of Vancouver Resident, 68-year-old David J. Gleghorn, was recovered from the SE end of Lacamas Lake.

Mr. Gleghorn was reported missing/overdue from his solo fishing trip on July 23rd, 2015.

Camas-Washougal Fire Department and Clark County Sheriff's Office Marine Units assisted in the recovery efforts.

There is no other information at this time.


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TVF&R Crews Battle Brush Fire Near Tualatin (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 07/27/15
Incident Command at brush fire
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At 11:24am firefighters were dispatched to a report of a brush fire near the Tigard Sand & Gravel quarry in unincorporated Washington County. On arrival, crews found approximately 3-5 acres of dry brush on fire and initiated an attack using hand lines from brush rigs.

Because of the remote location between two quarries, water had to be shuttled in using brush rigs and water tenders. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire in approximately 50 minutes, but were later called back to the same location at 2:30pm to another report of smoke and flames. Soon after arrival, the incident commander witnessed part of an electrical transmission line fall about 12 feet from its original position over the fire area. Firefighters then created perimeter around the fire, while PGE crews assessed the power lines to ensure no personnel were at risk. Once the area was determined to be safe, firefighters quickly extinguished the remaining parts of the fire.

No injuries were reported and no structures were at-risk.

A fire investigator, in conjunction with PGE crews, determined the most probable cause to be an insulator on the power transmission line had shorted causing sparks that fell and ignited dry grass below.


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Statewide Investigation Into Suspicious Mail Received At Government Buildings
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 07/27/15
The Oregon State Police and multiple partners are conducting a statewide investigation after multiple government offices around the state received suspicious mail, some with an unknown substance.

Hazardous Materials Teams and investigators have responded to these reports. This is a preliminary release and more information will be released when it is available.

As a reminder people receiving suspicious packages or mail should be cautious of mail that has excessive postage, no return address, excessive tape to secure parcel, misspelled words, misspelled title with name, incorrect or title only, strange odors, and oily stains, discolorations, crystallization on packaging.
Suspect Sought in Robbery of Forest Grove Market (Photo)
Forest Grove Police - 07/27/15
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Forest Grove Police are looking for a man that robbed the Lucky Market at gunpoint in Forest Grove this date. The store is located in the 2800 block of Sunset Drive at the corner of Willamina Avenue.

At 1:30 pm, a man entered the market, displayed a handgun and demanded cash from the store clerk. The suspect fled the store on foot northbound. The suspect is described as an Asian male in his 20's, wearing jeans, a white long sleeved shirt, a black beanie hat and sunglasses (see attached photo and video).

Anyone with information that could help identify the suspect is being asked to contact Forest Grove Police at 503.992.3260 or 503.629.0111.


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Celebrate Hillsboro is Saturday, August 8, in Downtown Hillsboro (Photo)
City of Hillsboro - 07/27/15
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Enjoy live music, local food, and free activities during the free family festival that brings in Downtown Hillsboro. The 11th Annual Celebrate Hillsboro, presented by Tuality Healthcare, is on Saturday, August 8, from 9 am - 4 pm. Here are 11 great reasons to connect with friends, family, and neighbors at Celebrate Hillsboro on Saturday, August 8.


11) The Community Village will bring local vendors and community non-profits directly to you as you stroll along Downtown's Main Street. Learn more about our community, and the people who live here.

10) The Sustainability Village will feature hands-on, eco-friendly family activities and information on how to live a greener lifestyle. Learn how to reduce your carbon footprint and other sustainable living habits.

9) Learn about the Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan that will shape the City of Hillsboro over the next 15 to 20 years, and get a copy of the plan to take with you.

8) The Amazama Family stage hosted by Charlie Brown will feature vaudeville comedy acts, crazy magicians, dancing, other top-notch performances.

7) Arts & crafts activities in the Arts & Culture Village include artist demonstrations, face painting, and the Amazama Juggling School teaching the art of juggling, hula-hooping, and twirling.

6) Tour a Hillsboro Fire Department fire truck and the Hillsboro Police Department's mobile Command Center, as you interact with police officers and firefighters to learn important safety information.

5) Get free health screenings for cholesterol, blood pressure, and vision from Tuality Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente, and Pacific University at the Health and Wellness Village.

4) Live music with sounds from all around the world will play on the Main Street Stage presented by the Port of Portland. From the salsa/Afro-Cuban/Latin jazz sounds of Pa'Lante to the Zydeco blues band The New Iberians, the entertainment will be fun and diverse all day long.

3) Free activities, such as a rock-climbing wall, and inflatables for kids.

2) With food & drink from farmers' market vendors or the beer & wine garden, there are plenty of refreshing options for quenching a thirst and satisfying your taste buds.

1) You can win an iWatch, or other prizes, by voting for your favorites in the first-ever Best of Hillsboro Awards. Fill out your answers at the City of Hillsboro booth on August 8, or online at www.Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Celebrate. Winners will be announced in the City of Hillsboro's Stay Connected e-newsletter the week of August 10.



Additionally, Downtown Hillsboro businesses are taking advantage of the set-up for Celebrate Hillsboro, presented by Tuality Healthcare, by creating a Downtown Hillsboro Block Party on Friday, August 7, from 7 - 10 pm.

With street access on East Main Street between 1st and 4th avenues limited to pedestrians, the block party will offer live music, local food, drink and shopping. Downtown businesses will stay open late with special offers and activities.

Participating businesses include:

Pizzario
Hill Florist
MIR Music
Gimre's Shoes
Abu Rasheed Express
Amelia's Restaurant
Clark's Bistro & Pub
Five Star Guitar
Hillsboro Hobby Shop
Hillsboro Pharmacy
Influence Music Hall
Jacobsen's Books
Let's Play Toy Store
Manaia Coffee House
McNally's Taproom
Primrose & Tumbleweeds
Bag&Baggage Productions


About the City of Hillsboro: Now Oregon's fifth largest city, with 95,310 people, Hillsboro is helping to grow Oregon's future - from microprocessors to vital industries, centers of commerce and green spaces. Hillsboro is a well-planned, affordable hometown with a strong economic base and one of the state's most diverse populations. It is the high tech corridor for the state and home to a broad range of businesses, large and small, including Oregon's largest employer, Intel. It also has the second busiest airport in the state and the fifth largest school district. Hillsboro hosts the second largest 4th of July parade in Oregon and annual events including a Latino Cultural Festival, Celebrate Hillsboro, and the Oregon International Air Show. Learn more at www.Hillsboro-Oregon.gov.


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Volunteers Needed For Mobile Health School Vision Screenings This Fall in Beaverton Schools
Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation - 07/27/15
Portland, OR (July 27, 2015) - The Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation (OLSHF), local ions Club members and parent volunteers will screen the vision of approximately 140,000 students this year in Oregon, with nearly 20,000 projected to take place by the end of November in 33 Beaverton elementary schools, through the Mobile Health Screening Program (MHSP).

OLSHF's 2020 Vision is to have all Oregon school-aged children in first, third, and fifth graders screened annually for vision problems, an initiative that involves local Lions Clubs and community volunteers. 25% of children have vision issues; of that number less than 10% have eyeglasses. Kids that don't see well struggle to learn well and keep up with daily lessons. Currently, Oregon is ranked 49th nationally for its school nurse to student ratio.

Our handheld SPOT photo screening devices have revolutionized the school-based screening process. The SPOT, an objective and accurate tool, eliminates various barriers in screening children's vision. The SPOT also removes the challenge of screening special needs students, pre-verbal children, and non-English speaking students.

MHSP screens a full class in approximately 10 minutes. A School Administrator in the Beaverton School District noted, "You screened a 5th-grade class in 1.5 minutes with 8 Spots. MHSP Staff Wally Anderson proved me wrong. These kids can be screened this fast." Children experience minimal interruption from learning. MHSP is the largest screening program of its kind in Oregon and regarded as "one of the premier health screening programs in the U.S." by School Health, Inc.

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Approximately 10% of children screened are referred for follow-up comprehensive exams. MHSP also makes referrals to OLSHF's other sight and hearing assistance programs for access to low-cost exams and eyeglasses such as the KEX Kids Fund.

Up to 8 volunteers are needed per day at two locations to assist with vision screenings of school children through an efficient screening process where up to 700 children can be screened in one day.

Screenings will occur in September through November from 8 a.m.--3 p.m. at elementary schools in the Beaverton School District; half day shifts are available. Onsite training is provided by staff members 30 minutes before screenings begin. For schedule and locations, please visit http://www.olshf.org/mobile-health-screening-progra/.

Volunteering with MHSP is a great way to engage with children in their school setting, work with other community members, and have the opportunity to detect possible vision problems.

Please contact Kaitlin Anderson for details on the required background check at Kaitlin@OLSHF.org or (503) 413-7399.

About OLSHF: Our mission is to screen, treat, save and restore sight and hearing for those in need. Last year, 160,219 people were screened statewide through our Mobile Health Screening Program, 98% of which were children. OLSHF recently launched its own Optical Finishing Lab and we edge new eyeglasses for people who qualify. To date, we built over 40 new eyeglasses for people in need. We also provide the gift of sight to people in developing countries with nearly 72,000 eyeglasses shipped and distributed through international mission work. Please visit www.olshf.org or www.facebook.com/olshf to learn more about our programs!


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Attached Media Files: Volunteers Needed For Mobile Health School Vision Screenings This Fall in Beaverton Schools
Science on Tap Portland: Sex Ed at the Molecular Level (Photo)
Via Productions - 07/27/15
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Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Time: Doors at 6 p.m. event at 7 p.m.
Location: Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton Street, Portland, Ore.
Cost: $8 online advance tickets, $10 suggested cover at the door
Food & Drink: Beer, popcorn, and snacks available.

On October 31, 2011, the world's population reached 7 billion, 2 years ahead of projections by the United Nations. High birth rates are associated with developing countries where access to family planning services are limited. Inadequate contraceptive options and accessibility are also issues in the U.S. where ~50% of all pregnancies are unintended. At this Science on Tap, Jon Hennebold, PhD, Associate Scientist in the Division of Reproductive & Developmental Sciences at OHSU, will talk about research toward developing effective and safe contraceptive methods for couples seeking family planning options.

For more information on Science on Tap in both Vancouver, WA, and Portland, OR, visit Via Productions.


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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #15-29 Sharon Allison Homicide (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/27/15
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The Vancouver (WA) Police Department, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a homicide that occurred in May 2015.

In the morning hours of Saturday May 9, 2015, 66-year-old Sharon Louise Allison was discovered murdered in her ground floor apartment at the Columbia House Apartments for Seniors at 130 West 24th Street in Vancouver, Washington.

Sharon was last seen alive on Friday, May 8, 2015, speaking to a man in the hallway near her apartment.

The man is described as a white male in his 40s, between 5'7" and 5'10" tall, average build with short brown hair.

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

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

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

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

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Ridgefield's students created murals, ceramic tiles, and sewing projects as final projects in art classes (Photo)
Ridgefield Sch. Dist. - 07/27/15
Illustration students at Ridgefield High School created art inspired by classmates' student essays
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Monday, July 27, 2015-Ridgefield, WA-Throughout Ridgefield School District, art students at each school finished the 2014-15 school year with amazing art projects including creating ceramic tiles, painting a permanent mural, sewing device cases, and compiling an illustrated book of student essays.

Creating ceramic tiles inspired by the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

At South Ridge Elementary School, fifth and sixth graders in Heather Fukuchi's art classes created ceramic tiles inspired from animals native to Ridgefield's wildlife refuge. Students started by choosing and researching their animal using the Internet and then drew sketches from which they created prints.

Students used the prints to create tiles made from clay which they glazed and fired to create the ceramic tiles. "Timing was the biggest challenge for this project because there were so many different elements to coordinate," said Fukuchi. "Many students even came in during their lunch recesses so they could finish up their projects."

Fukuchi will create a mosaic mural of the tiles made by the sixth graders which will be installed in the new South Ridge building, "All of the tiles turned out so beautiful that it will be a wonderful project for the sixth graders to leave behind as they head to View Ridge Middle School." Fukuchi received a $500 grant from the Ridgefield Public Schools Foundation to help purchase the equipment and material used for the project.

Students leave their mark by painting a permanent mural

Each year, Alan Adams' sixth grade art students paint a mural on one of the walls of Union Ridge Elementary School. This year, Adams selected a reproduction of a mural painted by the famous pop artist Roy Lichtenstein for the World's Fair in 1964 to support the students' studies of pop art from throughout the year. "I try to connect the material the students study throughout the year with the end-of-year mural," said Adams. "I want the final project to help students further understand the material they studied by creating a bit of it themselves."

On the day of painting, Adams introduced the students to the subject of the mural and explained the techniques the students would use to paint the mural. Adams used a grid enlargement technique to sketch the mural onto the wall, and then instructed the students how to paint the mural itself.

Adams believes that being an art teacher involves a lot more than just loving art. "Working with kids is what really moves me," said Adams. "You can't be an art teacher if you simply love art; you also have to love working with the kids."

Learning to sew both as a life skill and to create art

At View Ridge Middle School, Michelle Hankins teaches seventh graders how to sew as a way to create useful art projects as well as to help them throughout life. "Learning to sew is one of the most requested projects from my students; students just love learning to sew," said Hankins. "One of the things I hear all the time is how students go home and use the skills they learn in class to fix their own clothes!"

Hankins used a Google app, Google Classroom, to create videos of her sewing lessons, a total of ten videos that teach students the variety of sewing techniques they need to know to begin and finish the project. "The kids can use Chromebooks during class or their own computers at home to learn how to sew and finish their projects," said Hankins. "By using videos, I can show kids the really small details of sewing which I wouldn't be able to do in a classroom with 30 students."

This year, students used the sewing techniques they learned to create cases for their cell phones and portable electronic devices. "Students' phones are almost their lifelines to the world now," said Hankins. "By creating cases for their phones, I found that this project really helped make a connection with my students." Hankins' used leftover supplies from an advanced eighth grade sewing project for the seventh graders' device cases.

Students truly took to the project, creating complex designs for their device cases. "I've sewed before, but I was never very skilled at it," said Brooke Weese, a seventh grader in Hankins' class. "The most challenging part is making sure all the pieces are lined up, but Mrs. Hankins is such a good teacher and really helps out; plus, she's really nice and enjoys interacting with all the students."

Erik Fabyanchuk, a classmate, agreed with Weese. "Mrs. Hankins is my favorite teacher: she's easygoing and fun, but still keeps the classroom on-topic and under control; art is one of my best classes."

Art collaborates with English at Ridgefield High School

At Ridgefield High School, art students collaborated with the language arts classes to create a book of student essays compiled along with student-created illustrations. Jill Uhacz, a language arts teacher, teamed up with Tamara Hoodenpyl, the illustration teacher, to develop the project.

"All of the essays were so different from each other but all revolved around the same theme," said Uhacz. "It was wonderful to see how the students from all the classes really came together to embrace the project."

To learn more about the collaborative art project from the high school, you can read the previous Did You Know covering the project by visiting this link: http://bit.ly/RHS-Illustrated-Essays.

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Pedestrian Critically Injured in Crash on North Mississippi Avenue - Major Crash Team Responding to Investigate (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/27/15
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On Monday July 27, 2015, at 11:50 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by driver at North Russell Street and Mississippi Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the injured pedestrian, who has been transported to a Portland hospital with traumatic injuries.

The driver involved in the crash has remained at the scene.

Based on the pedestrian's injuries, the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation.

The intersection of North Russell Street and Mississippi Avenue will be closed for several hours due to the investigation.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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Residential Robbery Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood - Two People Injured (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/27/15
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On Monday July 27, 2015, at 10:49 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a residential robbery in progress at a residence in the 1700 block of Southeast 162nd Avenue.

As officers were responding to the scene, additional information was received that the suspect or suspects fled the home.

Officers arrived at the residence and located two adult males suffering from non-life-threatening injuries. Both were transported to Portland hospitals for treatment.

Preliminary information indicates that the suspect or suspects entered the home demanding cash and marijuana. Gunshots may have been fired but neither of the injured parties was hit by a bullet.

Robbery detectives are responding to the scene to continue the investigation.

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

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America's Credit Unions Converge on Seattle for Flagship State Lawmaker Confab
Northwest Credit Union Assn. - 07/27/15
Date: July 27, 2015

Contact: Lynn Heider, Vice President, Public Relations & Communications
Northwest Credit Union Association - 2015 Host City
503-329-7208


America's Credit Unions Converge on Seattle for Flagship State Lawmaker Confab

If it appears credit union messaging is "everywhere" in Seattle next week, it's intentional. As hundreds of state legislators converge on Seattle for the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), America's Credit Unions want to make sure these elected officials understand how more than 100 million Americans are benefitting from their memberships in cooperative credit unions.

From the moment the legislators and staffers step off their planes at the SeaTac International Airport, credit unions will be greeting them across a variety of multimedia platforms.

Credit unions will have their messaging prominently displayed in the baggage claim areas, where 1.5 million travelers will be picking up luggage during the four-week period. Credit union messaging will also be prominent on the light rail transit that attendees will use to make their way to the convention hotel.

"It is important that state legislators appreciate the credit union value proposition," explained Troy Stang, president/CEO of the Northwest Credit Union Association. As a representative of this year's host-city, Seattle, Stang is leading the charge among his fellow state league and association executives to guarantee a lasting and memorable credit union presence when the lawmakers come to town.

"Our success in delivering a strong and influential message to these state lawmakers on behalf of more than 100 million credit union members can only be made possible by our own ability to collaborate and support one another in this effort months before the first visitors ever arrive," Stang said.

American Association of Credit Union Leagues' Chair Tracie Kenyon, president/CEO of the Montana Credit Union Network, said that the leagues, CUNA and CUNA Mutual Group will demonstrate a strong and impressive presence at NCSL's annual gathering, viewed by many as a bipartisan event serving the interests of both Republicans and Democrats alike.


CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle noted the impact of state legislation and policies on a national level. "State lawmakers often move on to the federal level so being able to help them understand the impact of credit unions on a local level will help us garner their support in Congress," said Nussle. "It's also common for laws and policies on the state level to be a testing ground for federal policy. Having a vibrant and innovative state legislative framework helps all credit unions, regardless of charter type."

In addition to the credit union posters and banners that will adorn SeaTac International Airport, state lawmakers can expect to see hosts of volunteers sporting green tee-shirts with America's Credit Unions emblazoned on the sleeve, along with colorful welcome pennants strung along the avenues of Seattle.

Media wishing to cover credit unions' presence at NCSL may contact Lynn Heider at the Northwest Credit Union Association.

The 2015 NCSL Legislative Summit kicks off on August 3 and runs through August 6. NCSL comes to Chicago in 2016 and Boston in 2017. America's Credit Unions will be there. For more information about Northwest credit unions, please visit http://www.nwcua.org/media-center.







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Salem Hospital celebrates Magnet(R) redesignation
Salem Health - 07/27/15
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has officially redesignated Salem Hospital as a Magnet hospital. Only 7 percent of hospitals nationwide can claim the coveted honor. Magnet designation recognizes health care organizations for quality patient care, clinical excellence and innovations in professional practice.

"Magnet designation is about who we are and what we do every day," said Sarah Horn, Salem Health chief nursing officer. "It is about our interdisciplinary, collaborative culture, which fosters excellent patient care in an environment that focuses on continuous improvement. Magnet ultimately benefits our patients and community."

The ANCC Magnet Recognition Program(R) is a rigorous vetting process that takes a demonstrated track record of excellent outcomes to prove quality care is truly delivered in a health care setting. ANCC Magnet surveyors spent several days at Salem Hospital in June to conduct a thorough review. The appraisers spoke with staff and patients throughout the hospital, plus received community input.

"Achieving and maintaining Magnet status is not easy because the standards increase every year," said Margo Halm, Salem Health director of nursing research, professional practice and Magnet. "We have 40 to 50 specialty practice teams focused on continually improving patient care. Those vital efforts contribute to improving outcomes for our patients."

Salem Hospital first achieved Magnet designation in 2010 after seven years of dedicated focus by clinical and professional staff--nearly 4,000 employees--in partnership with community physicians and volunteers. Together, they developed and implemented patient care standards that meet and exceed Magnet criteria across all aspects and areas of care in the hospital.

Salem Hospital is a part of Salem Health, along with West Valley Hospital, Willamette Health Partners and other affiliated health care organizations offering exceptional care to people in and around Oregon's mid-Willamette Valley. The prestigious 2015 Truven Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals named Salem Hospital among the highest performing hospitals in the nation--and the only Oregon hospital, and one of two Pacific Northwest hospitals, to receive this honor. Visit us at salemhealth.org; "Like" us on facebook.com/salemhealth; follow us on Twitter: @salemhealth; and view us at youtube.com/salemhealth.
ODF Fire Update for Monday, August 27, 2015
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/27/15
FIRES ON ODF-PROTECTED LANDS

Rye Fire
Progress has been made on the lightning-caused Rye Fire located approximately 38 miles north of Enterprise in steep rocky terrain in Northern Wallowa County. The fire is currently 763 acres. The decrease in size is due to more accurate mapping by crews on the ground. The fire is now estimated at 80% contained and weather is cooler today. A fire camp has been established near Flora, Oregon to help support firefighters and limit the amount of traffic on area roads. The team is transitioning to a Type 4 Incident Commander in the local unit later today.

Fires on other lands
The Oak Canyon Fire (BLM) reported July 24 burning in grass and brush 9 miles SE of Dufur has the following resources assigned: two 20-person crews, 6 engines, 4 helicopters and 2 Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATS). The fire, estimated at 930 acres, is now 90 percent contained.

FIRE STATISTICS
Fire statistics are for the current year and the average over the past 10 years for the 16 million acres of private and public forestlands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry.

January 1, 2015 through July 27, 2015:
Lightning-caused fires: 188 fires burned 3,807 acres
Human-caused fires: 417 fires burned 777 acres
Total: 605 fires burned 4,584 acres

10-year average (January 1 through July 27):
Lightning-caused fires: 111 fires burned 13,673 acres
Human-caused fires: 313 fires burned 2,257 acres
Total: 350 fires burned 6,916 acres

Fire statistics can be accessed any time from the ODF website.

When personnel are heavily engaged in firefighting activities, the latest information may not always appear in the statistics.

NEWS MEDIA
News media may contact the Fire Information Duty Officer, who is currently Cynthia Orlando, 503-945-7421 (office), 503-510-7972 (mobile), or Cynthia.A.Orlando@oregon.gov any time for fire information. If the duty officer is unable to take your call, you can expect a prompt return call.
Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
For information on wildfires on all jurisdictions in Oregon, view:
the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, or
the national Incident Information System site.

For information on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands view:
the department's blog for news on wildfires statewide and provides current fire statistics.
the Southwest Oregon District blog with district specific wildfire info, and follow the Twitter feed covering fires as they occur.
the Blue Mountain Fire Information Blog with information about wildfire activity in the Blue Mountain area of NE OR and SE WA.

ABOUT THIS UPDATE
This update provides information primarily about fires on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands involving fires 10 acres or larger. ODF provides fire protection primarily on private and state-owned forestland. The department also provides fire protection on some other lands, including U.S. Bureau of Land Management land in western Oregon.

The Oregon Department of Forestry works closely with neighbors and partner agencies to support the firefighting efforts on major fires outside its authority because sharing firefighting resources can help better protect all of Oregon's forests.

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NW Natural Board of Directors Names David H. Anderson President (Photo)
NW Natural - 07/27/15
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PORTLAND, Ore. -- The board of directors for Northwest Natural Gas Company, dba NW Natural (NYSE:NWN), appointed David H. Anderson as president of the company effective August 1, 2015. Anderson will also continue to serve as NW Natural's chief operating officer. The Oregon-headquartered natural gas utility, founded in 1859, is the region's largest independent local distribution company.

"NW Natural has a long record of thoughtful succession planning and David's appointment is another step in that tradition," said Tod Hamachek, NW Natural chairman of the board. "David is ready to assume these responsibilities and we congratulate him on his promotion."

"Over the past 11 years, David has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and helped build a strong utility that delivers great value to its customers and shareholders," said Gregg Kantor, NW Natural's CEO. "As David moves into the president role, he will continue to be responsible for the bulk of the day- to-day operations of the company and will continue to report directly to me."

Previously, Anderson had served as executive vice president of operations and regulations, and as senior vice president and chief financial officer upon joining NW Natural in 2004.

"It's a privilege for me to be given the opportunity to lead our 156-year-old company into the future," said Anderson. "Every day NW Natural employees deliver natural gas safely, reliably and affordably to our customers, and I'm honored to oversee our commitment to the community."

Before coming to NW Natural, Anderson was senior vice president and CFO at TXU Gas, and controller and chief accounting officer for TXU Corporation.

Anderson is a trustee and Investment Committee chair on the Portland State University Foundation Board and also chairs the Association of Oregon Industries Fiscal Policy Committee. He is past president of Oregon Partnership, past chair of the American Gas Association Finance Committee, and Fiscal and Tax Committee. He has also served on the boards of the Northwest Gas Association, Oregon Mentors, PSU School of Business and the Oregon Department of Education business advisory team. Anderson is an accounting graduate of Texas Tech University, and is a CPA and CGMA. He, his wife Susan and their two sons live in Portland.

About NW Natural
NW Natural (NYSE: NWN) is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and provides natural gas service to about 707,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers through 14,000 miles of mains and service lines in Western Oregon and Southwest Washington. It is the largest independent natural gas utility in the Pacific Northwest with $3 billion in total assets. NW Natural and its subsidiaries own and operate underground gas storage facilities with designed storage capacity of approximately 31 Bcf in Oregon and California. Additional information is available at nwnatural.com.
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Department of Revenue seeks customer service feedback
Oregon Dept. of Revenue - 07/27/15
SALEM, Oregon -- The Department of Revenue is conducting a survey to find ways to improve the customer service experience for Oregon taxpayers.
More than 7,000 people will receive the survey this week. This sample group was randomly selected from more than 205,000 taxpayers who contacted the department from January through May. The department encourages everyone who receives the survey to complete and return it.
"The best way for us to find ways to better serve you is to ask for your opinions directly," explained Ken Ross, the department's sponsor for the survey project. "This is your chance to let us know how we're doing and share your suggestions for how we can help you in the future."
The survey is part of a study being conducted by Oregon State University Survey Research Center. All responses are confidential and no identifying information will be provided to the department with OSU-SRC's final report.
After reviewing the results and identifying trends, leadership will work on developing strategies to improve customer service throughout the department, Ross said.
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.
Eyo Nyong Murder Remains Unsolved After 10 Years - Crime Stoppers Reward Offered in Case (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/27/15
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The Portland (OR) Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a homicide that occurred ten years ago.

On July 27, 2005, at approximately 9:50 p.m., 26-year-old Eyo Nyong, who was also known as "Black," was standing near the parking lot of a bar located in the 3500 block of North Vancouver Avenue.

Witnesses told the police that Mr. Nyong was approached by two African-American males and became engaged in a conversation with them.

As Mr. Nyong was talking with the two males, one of them pulled a gun and fired. Mr. Nyong was shot in the head, fell to the ground and died. The suspects ran northbound on North Vancouver Avenue.

Mr. Nyong often frequented the bar, known as J.D. Sports Bar at the time. He left behind his mother, father and five small children.

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

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

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

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

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Business Oregon Commission to meet in Pendleton on Friday
Business Oregon - 07/27/15
The Business Oregon Commission will hold a regular meeting at 8 a.m. on Friday, July 31 in Pendleton at the Oxford Suites Hotel, 2400 S.W. Court Place.

AGENDA

8:00 am to 8:15 am: Welcome remarks & introductions
8:15 am to 8:20 am: Review proposed meeting minutes
8:20 am to 8:40 am: Public comment
8:40 am to 9:15 am: Director Sean Robbins' report
9:15 am to 9:30 am: Pendleton regional economy overview
9:30 am to 9:40 am: Break
9:40 am to 10:10 am: Innovation & Entrepreneurship presentation
10:10 am to 10:40 am: Unmanned aerial systems
10:40 am to 11:10 am: Trade & Logistics
11:10 am to 11:30 am: Other business
11:30 am Adjourn

For more information: Ryan Frank, communications manager, 971-804-2530; ryan.frank@oregon.com
Shooting Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Mill Park Neighborhood - One Man Injured
Portland Police Bureau - 07/27/15
On Monday July 27, 2015, at 7:44 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 12400 block of Southeast Caruthers Street on the report of a man injured in a shooting.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a male adult inside a residence, suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

The man has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment.

There have been no arrests and the circumstances of the shooting are under investigation by Assault detectives.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call 503-823-0400.

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Pacific Power Joins 'American Business Act on Climate Pledge' (Photo)
Pacific Power - 07/27/15
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Pacific Power, as part of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, is first energy company to join pledge further strengthening commitment to cleaner energy future

Portland, Ore. - Pacific Power, as part of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, is the first energy company to join the American Business Act on Climate Pledge. This pledge further demonstrates the company's on-going efforts to move in a measured way towards a cleaner energy future.

"Pacific Power is transitioning to a lower emitting, lower carbon future," said Stefan Bird, president and CEO of Pacific Power. "Berkshire Hathaway Energy, as the first energy company to join this pledge, is reinforcing its commitment to invest in more renewable energy. Pacific Power is doing its part with plans to further strengthen its own renewable portfolio and transition away from coal towards newer, cleaner technologies."

As part of this pledge, Pacific Power, as part of PacifiCorp, has committed to:

Add more than 1,000 megawatts of incremental solar and wind capacity through long-term power purchase agreements to PacifiCorp's owned 1,030 megawatts of wind generating capacity. PacifiCorp is the nation's second largest owner of wind generation among regulated, investor-owned utilities. This incremental renewable generation, expected to be online by the end of 2017, would bring PacifiCorp's non-carbon generating capacity to more than 4,500 megawatts which equates to approximately 22 percent of PacifiCorp's retail energy load in 2017.

Invest in transmission infrastructure in the West to support the integration of renewable energy onto the grid.

Support and advance the development of markets in the West to optimize the electric grid, lower costs, enhance reliability and more effectively integrate renewable resources.


These actions follow on the recent announcement of PacifiCorp's long range plans to reduce emissions by closing or converting 10 coal-fired generation units between 2015 and 2029, and reduce its coal generation from current levels by 40% by 2030. The company's plans also include investment in energy efficiency that is expected to satisfy 86% of its forecast load growth for more than the next decade.

PacifiCorp is also working to transform the electric grid in the west to make it cleaner, more reliable and more affordable. This work includes the Energy Imbalance Market launched in November 2014 with the California Independent System Operator (CA ISO) which is already delivering benefits to customers and optimizing renewables across six states. Utilities in other states are scheduled to join later this year and next fall. The company also announced in April 2015 that it would explore the creation of a regional ISO with the CA ISO to capture further efficiencies, enable renewable expansion and maximize use of renewable energy across the west.

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About Pacific Power
Pacific Power provides electric service to more than 730,000 customers in Oregon, Washington and California. The company works to meet growing energy demand while protecting and enhancing the environment. Pacific Power is part of PacifiCorp, one of the lowest-cost electricity producers in the United States, with almost 1.8 million customers in six western states. Information about Pacific Power is available on the company's website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, which can be accessed via pacificpower.net.


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Oregon National Guard to participate in statewide disaster exercise August 4-5
Oregon Military Department - 07/27/15
SALEM, Oregon--Oregon Army and Air National Guard units are scheduled to participate in the Pathfinder Minuteman 2015 Exercise at Camp Rilea in Warrenton, Oregon, Aug. 4-5.

Pathfinder Minutemen 2015 is a Joint Multiagency Cascadia Subduction Zone Response exercise and conference sponsored by Oregon's Joint Force Headquarters, and hosted by the 173rd Fighter Wing's Medical Group.

More than 225 participants from U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM), U.S. Air Force Reserve, Oregon Army and Air National Guard, civilian organizations, and state and county agencies. Air National Guard units from six states are expected to participate. There are currently two C-130 missions as well as a rotary aeromedical evacuation training scheduled to take place during the Pathfinder Minuteman exercise.

From the Oregon National Guard, the 173rd Medical Group, 142nd CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP), 142nd Force Support Squadron, 125th Special Tactics Squadron and the Oregon National Guard's Medical Command and Oregon Army National Guard aviation units from Pendleton and Salem are scheduled to participate.

According to researchers, the Pacific Northwest is overdue for a powerful earthquake of magnitude 8.0 or higher due to stresses created by the Cascadia Subduction Zone. Events such as The Great Oregon Shakeout and other notional exercises involving local and regional first responders is geared toward training for such a response scenario.

"In a Cascadia Subduction Zone event, security and medical forces will be critical elements of the initial response," said Col. Kristen Leist, 173rd Medical Group Commander. "Pathfinder-Minuteman is an opportunity for military and civilian responders to build relationships as well as train together and learn each other's capabilities. This type of training and networking opportunity will provide a more seamless medical response when called upon," she added.

Media tours are scheduled for 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August. 5. To RSVP for the media tour, or for more information on the event, contact Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs, 503-269-6470.
Sex Trafficking Unit Arrests 61-Year-Old Man on Friday in Online Sting (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/27/15
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On Friday July 24, 2015, officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit arrested a 61-year-old man who believed he was meeting a minor for sex acts.

Officers posted a fake online advertisement and the suspect, 61-year-old William Moses, responded to the ad. During the online conversation, Moses mentioned he would like to have sex with a minor.

Officers continued to engage the individual, and he eventually agreed to meet in Portland for sex with what he believed would be a minor.

Once Moses arrived in the area of Southeast 99th Avenue and Oak Street, he was taken into custody without incident.

Moses was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Purchasing Sex with a Minor, Attempted Sex Abuse in the Second Degree, Using a Child in a Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct, Patronizing a Prostitute, Promoting Prostitution, Attempted Promoting Prostitution, Attempted Compelling Prostitution, Luring a Minor, Online Sexual Corruption in the First Degree, and Endangering a Minor.

Moses will be arraigned on Monday in Multnomah County Court.

If you know or think that someone may be trafficking or exploited, please contact one of the following resources:

National Human Trafficking Resource Center 1-888-373-7888
Sexual Assault Resource Center hotline 1-800-640-5311
LifeWorks NW 503-710-1513

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07/26/15
Barricaded suspect in Vancouver
Vancouver Police Dept. - 07/26/15
On 07-26-15 at approximately 3:37 pm Vancouver Police units were dispatched to a disturbance occurring at 8500 block of NE 36th Cir. Per initial comments of the call, a naked adult male was out on the street and armed with a knife. Investigation confirmed that the male had assaulted a family member.

Suspect subsequently barricaded himself in a residence in that area. Noone else was inside the house at that time. Vancouver Police units maintained the perimeter and deployed various resources such as on-duty SWAT officers, a K-9 Unit,and hostage negotiators.

Suspect was eventually taken into police custody. Noone was injured during this incident. Suspect was arrested on a felony assault charge and lodged at Clark County Jail. Suspect is an adult male ( Andrew Helmsworth ) & resident of Vancouver, WA.

Investigation continues and there is no further information available at this time.
***Update*** Josephine County Sheriff's Office Seeking Public's Help In Locating Missing Portland Man (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 07/26/15
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GAZLEY-ROMNEY has been located and is safe with his family. This is a preliminary release and more information will be released when it is available.
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Previous release:

The Josephine County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating Michael GAZELEY-ROMNEY, age 25, of Portland. GAZELEY-ROMNEY has a condition that causes him to have amnesia; he does not know who he is.

On July 25, 2015 at about 2:30PM, GAZELEY-ROMNEY wandered away his father's work site in the North Valley area of Josephine County. The family searched until 7:00PM and then requested assistance from the sheriff's department. Search and Rescue was activated and has been actively looking for the subject.

The area he went missing from is near the Interstate 5 Manzanita Rest Area southbound. He was last seen wearing a purple shirt, blue pants and white shoes. He has an athletic build (5'11"/170 lbs), brown hair and blue eyes. He has no cell phone or money.

If spotted or his location is known, please contact the Josephine County Sheriff's Department at 541-218-7153 or the Oregon State Police at 541-664-4600.

(Attached flyer from the Josephine County Sheriff's Department.)


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Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest, Recovery of Stolen Handgun (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/26/15
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On Friday July 24, 2015, at 10:28 p.m., Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers stopped a red GMC Yukon for speeding at Southeast 100th Avenue and Stark Street.

During the course of the stop, officers located a stolen handgun in the vehicle and arrested the driver, 30-year-old Marcus Dupree Giles. The gun had previously been reported stolen during a car prowl in Clark County, Washington.

Giles was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm and Theft in the First Degree. He'll be arraigned on Monday.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com 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.

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Shooting Investigation Underway After Man Arrives at Portland Hospital with Non-Life-Threatening Gunshot Wound (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/26/15
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On Sunday July 26, 2015, at 9:24 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a that a 30-year-old man arrived at Portland Adventist Medical Center with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Based on the investigation thus far, officers believe the victim was injured in a shooting that occurred at approximately 2:45 a.m., near North Columbia Boulevard and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

An unknown person drove the victim to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center but then left with him and took him to Portland Adventist Medical Center.

Gang Enforcement Team (GET) detectives responded to investigate the shooting.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com 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.

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UPDATE - ARREST: Shooting Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood - No Known Injuries (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/26/15
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Gang Enforcement Team (GET) investigators arrested 24-year-old Aaron Deon Kinsey early this morning after a six hour standoff at his residence.

Kinsey's arrest comes as a result of an investigation into a shooting on Saturday evening in the 1300 block of Southeast 160th Place.

GET investigators were able to develop information that Kinsey was the shooter and that he was inside his home in the 1300 block of Southeast 160th Place.

Officers made numerous attempts to persuade Kinsey to exit the home and surrender to police. Initial attempts were not successful so, based on the information developed in the investigation and the belief that Kinsey was armed with a handgun, the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) responded to the scene to assist with the safe apprehension of Kinsey and the service of a search warrant.

At approximately 4:00 a.m., SERT breached a door in the home using an explosive charge and shortly after, Kinsey surrendered to police without incident.

Investigators searching the home seized two handguns.

Kinsey was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempted Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. He'll be arraigned on Monday.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact Detective Meghan Burkeen at 503-823-2092, meghan.burkeen@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Saturday July 25, 2015, at 6:15 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 1300 block of Southeast 160th Place.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted witnesses who told police that the suspect is an African American male in his 30s wearing dark clothing and that he was possibly shooting at a dark-colored vehicle that was in the street. It is not known where the suspect went after the shooting.

Officers located damaged to the garage of a residence but have not located any gunshot victims.

The Gang Enforcement Team (GET) is responding to conduct an investigation.

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

he Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com 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.

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Armed Robbery as Gas Station (Photo)
Gladstone Police - 07/26/15
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GLADSTONE ARCO - AM/PM, 810 E. ARLINGTON STREET, GLADSTONE, OR 97027

On 07/25/15 at approximately 4:41AM two adult male suspects entered the store and approached the cashier brandishing a black semi-auto handgun and demanded money. They fled with an undisclosed amount of money to a silver 4 door sedan occupied by a third unidentified driver.

Here are the descriptions of two of the three suspects. There is no information or description on the third suspect that was driving the vehicle.

SUSPECT #1: White Male Adult, 18 - 25 years of age, light brown hair, blue eyes, 5'5" - 5'7", 135 - 145 lbs, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, red bandana, tan/khaki jeans, white shoes. He brandished black semi-auto handgun and demanded money.

SUSPECT #2: Black Male Adult, 18 - 25 years of age, brown eyes, 5'9" - 5'11", 150 - 160 lbs, wearing a white hooded sweatshirt with FCB (Football Club Barcelona) logo, red/black Chicago Bulls hat, red bandana, blue "distressed" jeans and red Adidas shoes.

Anyone that has information about this armed robbery or can identify the pictured suspects is asked to contact the Gladstone Police Department.


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Vancouver Police investigating a possible kidnapping attempt IN CUSTODY (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 07/26/15
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The suspect in this case is in custody. Steven W. Hayes, 01-05-70, was arrested in SE Portland and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.


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07/25/15
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office investigating boat crash after prop strike injures passenger
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/25/15
This afternoon at approximately 5:30 p.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol and Portland Fire Bureau responded to the Willamette River near the Fremont Bridge after the boat operator called and reported a passenger had suffered a leg injury when the propeller hit their leg. The passenger was out of the water and on the boat but needed immediate medical attention.

Emergency responders reached the 24' pontoon boat and found an adult female suffering from a traumatic injury to her right leg. The victim was transported via rescue boat to Portland Fire Bureau Station 21 where she was taken by ambulance to the hospital for treatment.

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol deputies conducting the initial accident investigation have arrested the boat operator, Haley Ronningen, age 34, of Portland, OR on charges of Boating Under the Influence of Intoxicants. Ronningen was transported to the Multnomah County Detention Center for booking.

The boat crash has been referred to the Boat Accident Reconstruction (BAR) team for further investigation. The BAR team is made up of Oregon State Marine Board members and members from participating agencies around the state including the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.

Updates will be provided when more information is available.
UPDATE #2: Traffic Crash on I-5 Southbound at Burnside Affecting Traffic
Portland Police Bureau - 07/25/15
The motorcycle rider injured in Friday evening's crash has been identified as 42-year-old Stephanie Bennifield of Gresham. She remains in the hospital and is expected to survive her injuries.

The truck driver, 36-year-old Gurprit Singh of Kent, Washington, cooperated with investigators at the scene.

Bennifield was riding a 2001 Ducati motorcycle when she hit the back of a trailer behind Singh's 2011 Freightliner.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. No citations have been issued.

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The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to the scene to conduct an investigation.

Preliminary information indicates that the motorcycle rider crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer. The rider is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. The tractor-trailer driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

Freeway traffic will be impacted for several hours.

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On Friday July 24, 2015, at 5:17 p.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a motorcycle rider down on I-5 southbound near the Burnside Bridge.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the injured rider, who was suffering traumatic injuries. The rider has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment.

I-5 southbound traffic is being diverted on to I-405/Fremont Bridge and there are significant traffic impacts to on-ramps and interchanges in the Rose Quarter area.

Traffic Division officers are in the early stages of an investigation and updates will be provided as they become available.

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Tour de Cure Raises Nearly $400,000 to Help Stop Diabetes
American Diabetes Association - 07/25/15
Portland, OR - July 25, 2015 - Despite a wet and rainy July day, more than 500 riders and volunteers took part in the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure, presented by Fred Meyer. This cycling and fundraising event raised nearly $400,000 for diabetes research, education and advocacy. Cyclists of all ages rode through Washington and Yamhill Counties covering 5-100 miles in an effort to raise awareness and funds critical to stopping the epidemic rise of diabetes in our community.

Today more than 29.1 million American's live with diabetes and another 86 million have pre-diabetes. In Oregon and Southwest Washington over 400,000 people have diabetes and an additional 1.1 million have pre-diabetes. "Tour de Cure provides people with an opportunity to take an active role in the movement to Stop Diabetes through fundraising for a cure while committing to a day of a healthy activity with friends, family and colleagues" said Andrea Bruno, Executive Director of the American Diabetes Association of Oregon and Southwest Washington. "Our riders share their personal stories about living with diabetes and how this disease is 24/7 and never takes a break," she added. Over 15% of our riders identify as Red Riders, riders with diabetes.

Fred Meyer joins Tour de Cure this year as presenting sponsor. Local sponsors include Genentech, Carr Subaru, Walgreens, Regence, Columbia Sportswear, Cushman & Wakefield, Pacific Power, Spin Catering, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi, PhRMA, Clear Channel Outdoor, and Leatherman. Tour de Cure is sponsored nationally by Gold's Gym, Lilly Diabetes, Primal Cycling Apparel, and GoMacro.

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.

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Woodburn police respond to Downtown shooting
Woodburn Police - 07/25/15
On July 25 at 1:10 a.m. Woodburn police officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 100 block of Cleveland Street in Downtown Woodburn.

Upon arrival, officers found a 25-year-old Hispanic male with a gunshot wound to the head.

The victim was taken via LifeFlight to a Portland-area hospital where he is receiving treatment for serious injuries. His last reported condition was stable.

At this point, no other information is being released about the victim. The investigation is ongoing.

The Oregon State Police and Marion County District Attorney's Office is assisting with the investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Woodburn Police Department at 503-982-2345.
Hoodland Fire District Responds with U.S. Forest Service to Wildfire in Lolo Pass area (Photo)
Hoodland Fire Dist. #74 - 07/25/15
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Yesterday afternoon (Friday July 24, 2015) at about 2:30 in the afternoon, Hoodland Fire District responded to a wildfire in the Lolo Pass area near the McNeil campground. On their arrival they assisted the U.S. Forest Service on one of two fires in the area. The fire grew to almost 12 acres in size before crews were able to get the fire under control for the evening. Also assisting in firefighting efforts was a large helicopter dropping water on the fire and Oregon Department of Forestry engine crew.

Today Hoodland Fire District will be sending crews and equipment to assist the U.S. Forest Service in containing and moping the fire up. The U.S. Forest Service has closed Old Maid Flats, McNeil Campground and Forest road 1825 while firefighting operations take place. Please contact the Mt. Hood National Forest for additional road closure information.

The Hoodland Fire District would like to inform citizens in the Hoodland area, especially in the Lolo Pass area that there will be a strong smell of smoke and haze from the fires. Citizens are urged to report any fire they actually can see and not just by the smell of smoke in the air through the 911 system.

As the weather changes to cool temperatures and some light rain over the weekend, the Hoodland Fire District would like fire district citizens to re-evaluate their homes for defensible space from the threat of wildfires. The Oregon Department of Forestry still have a regulated closure in effect, open fires are prohibited including campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires and warming fires, except in designated locations. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are still allowed.

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Attached Media Files: Hoodland Fire crew on Lolo Pass fire
ODF Fire Update for Saturday, July 25, 2015
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/25/15
FIRES ON ODF-PROTECTED LANDS

Lulay Field Fire
The Lulay Field Fire was reported burning in grass yesterday on the North Cascade District. The fire reached 22 acres in size and has now been controlled.

Cause is under investigation.

Rye Fire
The lightning-caused Rye Fire near the Oregon / Washington border approximately 38 miles north of Enterprise in Northern Wallowa County, is estimated at 763 acres and was reported Thursday night. Extended attack occurred yesterday amidst erratic winds but the forward spread has been stopped. 125 personnel are assigned to this fire.

A local Type 3 incident management team supported by ODF and USFS personnel assumed control of the fire Thursday. Additionally, air resources including helicopters, single engine air tankers (SEATs) and heavy air tankers are being utilized to try and minimize the amount of acres burned and damage to natural and cultural resources.

Fires on other lands

ODF personnel assisted with fire suppression Friday on a 210-acre fire near Monmouth burning mostly on agricultural lands with some forested ground as well. The fire was approximately 1/4 mile from the West Oregon District Protection Boundary; several homes were evacuated. ODF's Dalles Unit assisted, providing a type 2 helicopter and other resources and coordinating with the Rural Fire District. Fire spread has been stopped and the helicopter released.

The 0451 RN Fire was reported burning yesterday 9 miles SE of Dufur, OR. in grass and brush near a high-use campground. The fire is approximately 400 acres and 0 % contained. Lead agency is B.L.M.

NEWS MEDIA

News media may contact the Fire Information Duty Officer, who is currently Cynthia Orlando, 503-945-7421 (office), 503-510-7972 (mobile), or Cynthia.A.Orlando@oregon.gov any time for fire information. If the duty officer is unable to take your call, you can expect a prompt return call.

Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION

For information on wildfires on all jurisdictions in Oregon, view:

the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, http://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/ or

the national Incident Information System site, http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/ .

For information on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands view:

the department's blog for news on wildfires statewide and provides current fire statistics.

the Southwest Oregon District blog with district specific wildfire info, and follow the Twitter feed covering fires as they occur.

the Blue Mountain Fire Information Blog with information about wildfire activity in the Blue Mountain area of NE OR and SE WA.

ABOUT THIS UPDATE

This update provides information primarily about fires on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands involving fires 10 acres or larger. ODF provides fire protection primarily on private and state-owned forestland. The department also provides fire protection on some other lands, including U.S. Bureau of Land Management land in western Oregon.

The Oregon Department of Forestry works closely with neighbors and partner agencies to support the firefighting efforts on major fires outside its authority because sharing firefighting resources can help better protect all of Oregon's forests.

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Gang Enforcement Team Investigating Two Reports of Gunfire Early Saturday Morning in North Portland (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/25/15
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On Saturday July 25, 2015, at approximately 4:10 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of North Kerby Avenue and Willis Boulevard.

As officers were responding to the area, witnesses reported seeing a crowd of 10 to 15 gang members wearing red in a parking lot and several cars leaving the area.

Shortly after officers arrived, police heard several more gunshots to the southeast of their location, off in the distance.

Callers to 9-1-1 reported seeing a vehicle drive by Javier's Tacos, located at North Vancouver Avenue and Lombard Street.

Officers responded to Javier's and located evidence of gunfire and damage to a window at Javier's.

No gunshot victims were located at either location nor arrived at any Portland area hospitals.

The Gang Enforcement Team (GET) responded to conduct an investigation into both incidents, which are believed to be related.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com 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.

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 26-Year-Old Man (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/25/15
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26-year-old Joshua Shirey was safely located Friday evening and is receiving medical care.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate a 26-year-old man reported missing on July 22, 2015.

26-year-old Joshua Allen Shirey is described as a white male, 5'11" tall, 145 pounds, hazel eyes, clean shaven, hair approximately 2" long (photo is an older driver's license picture).

Shirey was last seen in the area of Northeast 102nd Avenue and Halsey Street on or about July 17. Shirey is homeless and often frequents day labor employers in Gresham and along Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

Shirey's family reports that he is exhibiting signs of mental health crisis.

Anyone seeing Shirey is asked to immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Detective Lori Fonken at503-823-1081, lori.fonken@portlandoregon.gov.

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 11-Year-Old Girl in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 07/25/15
Missing 11-year-old Alanna Diego was located safely overnight and has returned home.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate a missing 11-year-old girl, last seen this afternoon at 1:45 p.m.

Alanna Diego is described as a female Pacific Islander, 5'1" tall, 130 pounds, stocky build, long waist-length hair in a ponytail, last seen wearing a solid blue tank top and shorts.

Alanna left her residence in area of Southeast 145th Avenue and Division Street on foot and did not return. Alanna has used TriMet in the past and has been known to frequent the Fred Meyer store at Southeast 148th Avenue and Division Street.

Alanna has previous attempts to sneak out of her house and at this point there are no indications of foul play.

Officers have been checking the neighborhood for several hours but have not yet located Alanna and detectives are continuing to talk with Alanna's family.

Anyone seeing Alanna should immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information should contact Detective Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081, lori.fonken@portlandoregon.gov.

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Colvin Fire UPDATE: Cowlitz Sheriff Arrest 3 men for starting the fire: Cowlitz Sheriff and DNR. Asking for public's help
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/25/15
Update #1: Saturday July 25th 1am: Cowlitz Sheriff Deputy Gladson has arrested 3 Vancouver men for starting the Colvin Fire off of Frederickson Road, East of Woodland, which began last Sunday, July 19th.

1) Michael J. Estrada-Cardenas, 22 Years of Vancouver.
2) Nathan C. Taylor, 21 years of Vancouver
3) Adrian D. Taylor, 23 years of Vancouver

All three have been booked in the Cowlitz County Jail for Reckless Burning in the 1st degree, which is a class "C" felony. They are being held without bail.

Cowlitz Sheriff Deputy Lorenzo Gladson and Senior Fire Investigator Albert Kassel of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) worked together to solve the cause of the fire and apprehended the suspects. The case was solved by a combination of analyzing evidence found at the scene and information from interviews of several people they were able to identify the 3 men. We are not going to go in to further details about the investigation at this time.

The fire was started when the suspects shot four 16 ounce propane bottles with firearms, a .223 calibre A/R rifle, a 12 gauge shotgun and a 9mm pistol. (Deputy Gladson seized the .223 rifle as evidence. )

The suspects told Sheriff Investigators that they brought the propane bottles from Vancouver up to the woods off of Frederickson road to shoot them. They said that when they shot the bottles of propane the fire started. They said they put the flames out and left even though there were small burning embers still on the ground.

We are not releasing any pictures at this time. Questions regarding the suspect's court appearance are being directed to the Superior Court. Questions regarding the value of the fire, or the efforts to seek restitution of the cost of the fire are being directed to Washington State DNR.


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Woodland, Wash - 7-24-15, The investigation in to the cause of the Colvin fire east of Woodland is being conducted by the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office along with fire investigators with the Washington State (DNR) Department of Natural Resources'. The fire began in the early morning hours last Sunday on State owned land and burned well over 100 acres.

Investigators believe the fire was caused by people and not natural causes like lighting. Whether the fire was caused accidentally or intentionally is one of the aspects that is being considered by investigators.

Anyone who has any information about the cause of this fire, or names of people who were believed to be in the Colvin Creek area on Saturday night or Sunday morning, can contact the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office by either:

1) Texting tips by downloading the TIP411 "App" by searching for CCSOTIP from their cell phones. Or by texting their tip to 847411 and beginning the message by CCSOTip (cap specific).

2) They can call the Sheriff's office and leave a message for Deputy Lorenzo Gladson, at (360) 577-3092.

3) Call Cowlitz Crime Stoppers at 360-577-1206 where callers may remain anonymous.

Media questions regarding the status of the fire containment and suppression efforts are being directed to the Washington State DNR.

Media questions regarding the investigation of the cause of the fire are being directed to Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office Chief Criminal Deputy Charlie Rosenzweig.
07/24/15
Chief Casey Not Available for Interviews
Newberg-Dundee Police Dept. - 07/24/15
PRESS RELEASE

FROM THE NEWBERG-DUNDEE POLICE DEPARTMENT

JULY 24, 2015



Since the announcement of Chief Casey being taken off of Administrative Leave and returned to the command of the Newberg-Dundee Police Department, this department has received numerous media requests for on camera interviews.

Chief Casey is not available for interviews. In the coming days, Chief Casey will be concentrating on getting back to tending to department business and the men and women of the Newberg-Dundee Police Department.

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Football All-stars at Shriners Hospital for Children today (Photo)
Shriners Hospital for Children-Portland - 07/24/15
West All Stars
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Today in Sports
Players, coaches and cheerleaders for the 63rd Annual Oregon Shriners East West All Star Football game toured the Shriners Hospitals for Children -- Portland today. During the visit the players met patients and turned the autograph tables asking patients for their autograph this year.
The patients were all smiles meeting the group. The 140 players, coaches and Cheerleaders learned more about the different services at the hospital including the on sight Orthotics and Prosthetics lab as well as the hospital movement analysis lab. The group also heard from current and past patients including Aaron Paulson a past patient and Paralympian with medals in swimming from the Barcelona, Atlanta, Sidney, Athens, Beijing and is training for 2016 in Rio de Janerio in kayaking which will be making its debut Paralympic sport.

The East West All-Star Football game will be played on Saturday, August 1st at Baker City's Bulldog stadium. For more information about the game go to eastwestshrinefootball.com


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Community Steps up to Replace Tools Stolen from Evergreen Habitat for Humanity (Photo)
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity - 07/24/15
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On Saturday July 11th construction staff for Evergreen Habitat for Humanity arrived to bad news at our Mountain View High School construction site. The Habitat trailer was broken into and thousands of dollars in equipment and tools were stolen. The thieves had broken through the roof of the enclosed trailer. Because Habitat uses these tools and equipment to build homes in partnership with hard working, lower-income families in Clark County, construction efforts were halted until the tools were replaced.

Evergreen Habitat has received a tremendous amount of support from the community to help us get back to work. We have been able to see first had the incredible support and generosity of our community due to this unfortunate theft. Within days of the theft, community members and organizations stepped in to donate tools, money, and time to help get Habitat back to building. We would like to give a special thank you to the following companies for their contributions: Lowe's Home Improvement in Delta Park, Coldwell Banker - Seal Group of Vancouver, At Grade Construction, Columbia Bank, and Vancouver Bolt & Supply.

Since 1991, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity has worked to improve living conditions for low-income, Clark County residents. The non-profit organization works in partnership with people in need from all walks of life to develop communities by building safe, affordable housing. Homes are sold at no profit with a zero percent interest rate mortgage after the partner families complete their sweat equity hours.

For additional information or to schedule an interview with an Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, please contact Josh Townsley, Executive Director, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, at 360-737-1759 or Josh@ehfh.org.


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Teachers from around the nation collaborate with academic coders to make computer programming accessible to the blind
WA School for the Blind - 07/24/15
Why: Background
Computers and technology can provide unparalleled freedom for students who are blind and visually impaired; unfortunately, however, the field of computer programming has many barriers for K-12 and college students who are blind. Some dedicated inventors, coders, and teachers are working to remove these obstacles for students with disabilities.

What: The Event
The Washington State School for the Blind (WSSB) in Vancouver is hosting a weeklong workshop in partnership with Professor Andreas Stefik and his Quorum Outreach and Research Foundation (funded in part by the National Science Foundation) from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. The Experience Programming in Quorum (EPIQ) 2015 conference is now underway at WSSB. Professor Stefik invented Quorum and is dedicated to ensuring that the blind can use his program to create accessible programs and video/audio games and to compete in Legos Robotics competitions.

When: EPIQ Dates: 7/22 - 7/25 and 7/27-7/28.

Why: National/Local Tie-In
The 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is Sunday 7/26. Our conference, project, and mission is a living celebration of the ADA spirit. http://adaanniversary.org/

We have 35 teachers from around the nation (many schools for the blind are represented) and 7 presenters/graduate students and Professor Stefik from UNLV.

Where
Washington State School for the Blind
2214 E. 13th St.
Vancouver, WA 98661

How
Quorum Programming Language on Facebook (photos and more)
https://www.facebook.com/quorumlanguage

Press Contact
Mike Bicknell
Mobile: 512-565-0319 call/text
Office: 360-947-3331
Main: 360-947-3300


Attached Media Files: 2015-07/910/86457/Press_Invitation_Computer-Programming-for-Students-with-Disabilities.docx
Chief Casey Taken Off Administrative Leave
Newberg-Dundee Police Dept. - 07/24/15
PRESS RELEASE 7

TO: Flash Alert
DATE: July 24, 2015



FROM: The Mayor and City Manager Pro Tem,
With the concurrence of the Newberg City Council, and
The Newberg-Dundee Police Association

The past week has been difficult for the City of Newberg and the broader community. We have seen the best in citizens who respectfully participated in the democratic process and expressed their concerns to their elected officials. We understand the citizen's desire and need for information. Rest assured, your voices have been heard.

The Newberg City Charter is the equivalent of a city constitution. Voters in the 2006 General Election adopted the current version. Voters adopted a City Manager form of government, in which the Council hires and supervises three positions: City Manager, City Attorney and Municipal Judge. Only the City Manager may appoint, supervise and remove city employees. The Council may discuss or suggest city business with the City Manager in council meetings, but the Charter prohibits the Council from making employment decisions regarding city employees or in any way coercing such decisions.

Within this framework, the City Manager is not required to notify the Council before placing an employee on leave. The Council was surprised as many of you were when informed by the City Manager she was placing Chief Casey on administrative leave without explanation. Although it is impossible to know for certain, had the Council been consulted earlier in the process, a different course of action may have occurred. This has been stressful on all involved, including Chief Casey and his extended family.

Today, the City Manager Pro Tem has taken Police Chief Brian Casey off administrative leave. With the cooperation and support of Chief Casey, a new and different approach will be taken under the direction of outside legal counsel. The purpose will be to assess indications that there may be room for improvement in the communications and relationships within our Police Department. The assessments made will serve to reinforce what is working well in the police department and where improvements may be made, if any. This process is one in which the Police Chief does not need to be on administrative leave. Both Chief Casey and City Manager Pro Tem Terry Mahr look forward to working collaboratively and cooperatively to ensure the Police Department is a rewarding place to work and thrive for all.

Drew Boggs, spokesperson for the Newberg-Dundee Safety Public Association stated that the Association "supports moving quickly and believes a fair and impartial assessment is necessary and warranted. The Association is dedicated to providing the best police services to the community."

The City of Newberg strives to provide its citizens the best service possible, while retaining those special qualities that make Newberg a unique community and special place for City employees to work.

City Manager Betz will remain on administrative leave until the City knows more about the criminal investigation conducted by the Marion County District Attorney's office. All questions regarding this investigation should be directed to the office of the Marion County District Attorney.

Port of Vancouver USA holding July 28 public hearing for supplemental budget
Port of Vancouver - 07/24/15
VANCOUVER, Wash. - The Port of Vancouver USA is holding a public hearing for its 2015 supplemental budget on Tuesday, July 28.

The hearing will be part of the regularly scheduled Board of Commissioners meeting, which begins at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the port's administrative office, 3103 Northwest Lower River Road, Vancouver.

The supplemental budget includes a $15.3 million reduction in operating revenue and a $13.5 million reduction in operating expenditures, primarily driven by modification of the port's Dedicated Rail Service. Other changes include adjustments in capital project delivery and the retention of 9.6 acres of light-industrial property the port originally expected to sell to Maruichi American Corp.

You can view the proposed supplemental budget at www.portvanusa.com or request a copy by contacting the port at 360-693-3611 or info@portvanusa.com. Copies will be available at the July 28 hearing.

- POV -

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


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Lane County Man Dies In Crash Near Sisters - Deschutes County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 07/24/15
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On July 24, 2015 just before 6AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash off the roadway on Highway 20 near milepost 98 (just west of Sisters).

Initial information indicates a 1996 Honda was traveling eastbound on Highway 20 when it left the roadway and struck a tree. The vehicle came to rest on it's side. Upon emergency crews arriving, the found the operator, Troy A CRABB, age 35, of Blue River, deceased.

It appears fatigue is a contributing factor to the crash. OSP was assisted by the Deschutes County Fire Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it is available.


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Oregon Dairy Farmers Association Applauds Bi-Partisan Support and Passage of Voluntary GMO Food Labeling - HR 1599
Oregon Dairy Farmers Assn. - 07/24/15
July 24, 2015 - Salem, Oregon - The Oregon farming community has a reason to celebrate with the bipartisan support and passage of HR 1599 - The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act by the House of Representatives. This legislation will create a framework for voluntary labeling as opposed to different labeling protocols in every state. The challenges of a state-by-state labeling system would be extremely unmanageable and result in confusion and cost to the consumers.
Despite the existing confusion over GMOs, there are many Oregonians who understand the importance of protecting our food supply through responsible scientific practices. When the farm community has access to crops that require less water and reduced chemical use, the benefits translate through the production, harvest and processing all the way to the grocery store where consumers can choose from a variety of products.
HR 1599 creates a voluntary, non-GMO label that will be overseen by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), similar to the USDA Organic program. It will provide consumers with the information and ability to select foods they desire.
The Oregon Dairy Farmers Association appreciates the support of Congressman Schrader and Congressman Walden in the passage of HR 1599. We now look forward to this legislation moving to the Senate for debate and passage. Every consumer deserves to be informed in their grocery purchasing decisions.
The Oregon Dairy Farmers Association was established in 1892 for the purpose of representing and advocating on behalf of Oregon's hardworking dairy farm families. The Association is located in Salem, Oregon.
Grants available for Oregon heritage and history projects
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 07/24/15
The Oregon Heritage Commission is offering grants for qualified projects for the conservation, development and interpretation of Oregon's cultural heritage. Awards typically range between $5,000 and $20,000. Projects can include anything related to Oregon heritage, and priority will be given to projects that preserve, develop or interpret threatened heritage resources or heritage resources of statewide significance. The grant application deadline is Sept. 30.

Projects may include theatrical performances, collections preservation and access, exhibits, oral history projects, public education events, organizational archives projects, films and more. Oregon Black Pioneers received funding for its most recent exhibit. Cascade AIDS Project collected oral histories and made them accessible. Portland State University hosted the Archaeology Roadshow. Southern Oregon Historical Society completed seismic upgrades to its collections storage.

"We hope to see a variety of projects that engage Oregonians in heritage," states Kyle Jansson, Oregon Heritage Commission coordinator. "We encourage the documentation, preservation and exploration of all aspects of Oregon's heritage."

Simple grant applications are online. There is plenty of support for preparing them.

"Our goal is to support organizations of all sizes all over the state in their valuable work. We provide assistance in the application process," notes Kuri Gill, the grants program coordinator.
Oregon Heritage grants programs staff is happy to discuss projects and review applications in advance.

The Heritage Commission is comprised of nine people representing Oregon's heritage and geographical diversity who have been appointed by the Governor. There are nine advisory representatives from state agencies and statewide organizations. The commission's mission is to secure, sustain, and enhance Oregon's heritage by ensuring coordination of heritage initiatives by public and private organizations; advocacy on its behalf; education of the public about its extent and value; and promotion and celebration of its diversity.

To learn more about the grants, visit www.oregonheritage.org or contact Kuri Gill at Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov or 503-986-0685.

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Salem Police to Continue Specialized DUII Enforcement Campaigns
Salem Police Dept. - 07/24/15
The Salem Police Department is continuing to partner with Oregon Impact to keep our streets safe through targeted enforcement and education campaigns.

During the month of June, Salem Police officers arrested 37 people for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants and issued over 900 citations for various other traffic violations.

The Salem Police Department, in partnership with other entities such as Oregon Impact, will be continuing with specialized patrols to target those who are Driving Under The Influence of Intoxicants and other dangerous behaviors on our roadways.
SW Market Street Closed between SW 11th & SW 12th Avenues on Sunday, July 26 for New Water Service Install
Portland Water Bureau - 07/24/15
One block of SW Market Street between SW 11th and SW 12th avenues will be closed to traffic from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 26, 2015.

Traffic will be detoured to SW Columbia Street.

The Portland Water Bureau will be installing a new water service for a building on the north side of SW Market Street. Work will consist of trenching across SW Market Street to connect the new service to an existing water main.

Motorists are reminded to stay alert and use caution as traffic may suddenly stop when traveling from Interstate 405 to the SW Market Street off ramp from US 26. Alternate routes are encouraged for motorists to avoid traffic delays.


Attached Media Files: Traffic Advisory
Mahr appointment by City Council
Newberg-Dundee Police Dept. - 07/24/15
PRESS RELEASE 6

City of Newberg

TO: Flash Alert
DATE: July 24, 2015



Mahr appointment by City Council

The Newberg City Council met Thursday, July 23 and approved the appointment of Terry Mahr as City Manager Pro Tem.

Mr. Mahr worked previously as the City Attorney for Newberg for 26 years and retired in 2013. During his employment with the City of Newberg, Mr. Mahr also served in the capacity of City Manager Pro Tem on a number of occasions.

The appointment was made at the recommendation of City Attorney Truman Stone who advised the Council that he could not serve as both a City Manager and City Attorney due to irreconcilable conflicts between the duties of each office. He recommended the Council appoint a City Manager Pro Tem.

Mr. Mahr begins work on Friday, July 24, 2015.

ODF Fire Update for Friday, July 24, 2015
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/24/15
FIRES ON ODF-PROTECTED LANDS

Rye Fire
The lightning-caused Rye Fire is burning near the Oregon / Washington border in grass and brush approximately 38 miles north of Enterprise in Northern Wallowa County, including Nez Perce Precious Lands near the Joseph Canyon area. The nature of the terrain and dry fuel conditions are making control difficult. The fire is estimated at 800 acres and was reported last night.

A local Type 3 incident management team supported by ODF and USFS personnel has taken control of the fire today. By the end of the day there are expected to be approximately 125 personnel on the fire. Additionally, air resources including helicopters, single engine air tankers (SEATs) and heavy air tankers are being utilized to try and minimize the amount of acres burned and damage to natural and cultural resources.

The near-term weather report calls for warm temperatures and a slight chance of more thunderstorms. The public is reminded that ODF is currently in Regulated Use Closure in Northeast Oregon. Fire managers recommend that the public check fire regulations before heading out to enjoy the forest.

NEWS MEDIA
News media may contact the Fire Information Duty Officer, who is currently Cynthia Orlando, 503-945-7421 (office), 503-510-7972 (mobile), or Cynthia.A.Orlando@oregon.gov any time for fire information. If the duty officer is unable to take your call, you can expect a prompt return call.
Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
For information on wildfires on all jurisdictions in Oregon, view:
the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, or
the national Incident Information System site.

For information on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands view:
the department's blog for news on wildfires statewide and provides current fire statistics.
the Southwest Oregon District blog with district specific wildfire info, and follow the Twitter feed covering fires as they occur.
the Blue Mountain Fire Information Blog with information about wildfire activity in the Blue Mountain area of NE OR and SE WA.

ABOUT THIS UPDATE
This update provides information primarily about fires on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands involving fires 10 acres or larger. ODF provides fire protection primarily on private and state-owned forestland. The department also provides fire protection on some other lands, including U.S. Bureau of Land Management land in western Oregon.

The Oregon Department of Forestry works closely with neighbors and partner agencies to support the firefighting efforts on major fires outside its authority because sharing firefighting resources can help better protect all of Oregon's forests.

OTHER LINKS
Fire weather

Wildfire smoke forecasts

Wildfire smoke and air quality

Keep Oregon Green

Follow the Oregon Dept. of Forestry on Twitter & Facebook

Connect with us:
www.oregon.gov/ODF | social media | State Forests Online Community

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Councilors Receive Update On Oregon State Hospital North Campus
City of Salem - 07/24/15
Salem City Council will receive an update on the 48-acre Oregon State Hospital North Campus, a chunk of surplus state property that's important to the city's future.

The council at its Monday, July 27 meeting will take a staff report on what's anticipated to happen next at the North Campus. The former hospital property, which became available when patients and staff were moved to a new facility in 2010 through 2012, is located along the 2500 block of Center Street NE.

Earlier this month, state lawmakers agreed to provide $8.3 million to the Oregon Department of Administrative Service to demolish most of the old buildings on the North Campus site. Removing the buildings is part of the state's strategy to prepare the property for sale and redevelopment.

State-hired consultants say the property has great potential for a private real estate development, although the state is still looking for a buyer. Plans call for preserving the Dome Building and Yaquina Hall, which have been used for state offices, but other structures on the North Campus would likely be torn down.

Because the property is within the Oregon State Hospital National Register Historic District, demolition will have to be approved by the city or the State Historic Preservation Office. That review is expected to occur within the next six to nine months.

Later this summer or early fall, the state is expected to schedule a public meeting with neighbors and other stakeholders to discuss options for the site. An exact date for the meeting hasn't been determined.

The North East Salem Community Association, a neighborhood group, has advocated saving a portion of the North Campus property for green space among its list of goals for the site's redevelopment. A city staff report notes that "it is expected" the neighborhood's priorities will be considered by DAS when it begins to market the property to developers.

The state could issue a request for proposal, or otherwise solicit interest from developers, as early as next year.

In other council business on Monday, Salem residents will have a chance to comment on proposed rules to regulate new transportation services, such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar.

Salem City Council will take testimony about proposed changes in the city's vehicle for hire regulations at a public hearing. Discussions about updating the city's rules were prompted by transportation network companies, such as Uber, whose business models are different from traditional cab companies.

The newly emerging companies use a network of independent contractors as drivers. Smartphone applications allow passengers to connect with drivers and get a ride.

Salem City Council wants the new and old-style transportation companies to abide by the same city background check requirements for drivers. City staff have also recommended insurance and vehicle inspection requirements for all transportation companies.

The proposed rules, however, seek to accommodate companies like Uber. The rules would authorize all transportation companies to use smartphones and internet applications to pick up customers, calculate fares and accept payments.

At a council work session that begins at 5:30 p.m., just before the council meeting, the council will discuss recommendations for the West Salem Business District Action Plan. It will be a joint work session with the Salem Urban Renewal Agency and the West Salem Redevelopment Advisory Board.

Salem City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, July 27, at the Vern Miller Civic Center, 555 Liberty Street SE. To view the complete council agenda and staff reports, go to cityofsalem.net and click on "City Council" and then "Meeting Agendas"

Members of Salem City Council can be contacted at Citycouncil@cityofsalem.net.
Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help locating an adult male who is missing and considered endangered (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/24/15
Marvin Krause
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Update: This morning Friday July 24, 2015, Marvin was located in Longview, WA and is safe and uninjured. A Goodwill employee in Longview, WA recognized Marvin from the flyer after watching the news last night. A Longview Police Department officer responded to the location and transported Marvin to the St. Johns Medical Center. Multnomah County Adult Protective Services and the care facility are in contact with the hospital in Washington and will coordinate his return.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the public and media for sharing the information and assistance in locating Marvin.

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The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to locate 62-year-old Marvin Krause, missing since July 21, 2015 after walking away from a care facility in Wood Village. Marvin is described as a 5'10" 150lb white male with short salt and pepper hair and beard. He was last seen wearing the red t-shirt seen in the photo attached, blue jeans, and dark tennis shoes. The photo attached was taken June 9, 2015. Marvin has moderate dementia and is unable to care for himself. Marvin walks with a very significant limp on his right leg. Marvin is a former transient and has frequented all areas of Portland and east Multnomah County within the past year.

Anyone seeing Marvin is asked to immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to call Detective Rian Hakala at 503-988-0357


Attached Media Files: Marvin Krause
UPDATE: Shooting Investigation Underway in North Portland's St. Johns Neighborhood - One Man Injured (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/24/15
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The victim in last night's shooting has been identified as 19-year-old Rasheed Lambert. His injury is not life-threatening.

Investigators believe the shooting is gang-related and are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Meghan Burkeen at 503-823-2092, meghan.burkeen@portlandoregon.gov.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Thursday July 23, 2015, at 8:52 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of North Swenson Street and Iris Way on the report of gunfire heard in the area.

Officers arrived at the scene and located evidence of gunfire and blood, indicating there was a gunshot victim. No victims were located at the scene.

Shortly after 9:00 p.m., a male in his 20s arrived at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

There is no suspect information at this time.

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

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com 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.

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City of Battle Ground Seeks Members for Park Advisory Board (Photo)
City of Battle Ground - 07/24/15
Triangle Park - One of the City's 18 Parks
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The City of Battle Ground is seeking applicants to fill two open positions on the city's Park Advisory Board. The volunteer board makes recommendations to City Council regarding the acquisition, improvement, beautification, and planning of all city parks and recreation facilities.

The board's Youth Representative position is open to students aged 14 to 18 residing within the city's urban growth boundary. This position's term is for two years from September of 2015 to June of 2017.

The second available position is open to residents, property owners, or business owners within the city's urban growth boundary. The term of office is three years; this particular position's term will expire in December of 2016 and will then be open for reappointment to a subsequent 3-year term.

Those interested in being considered for either position should complete a Boards & Commissions Application, available on the City's website at www.cityofbg.org/BandCapplication or by contacting City Hall at 360-342-5004.

If you have questions about the Park Advisory Board or serving as a member, please contact Parks & Recreation Director Debbi Hanson at 360-342-5385 or by email at debbi.hanson@cityofbg.org.


Attached Media Files: Triangle Park - One of the City's 18 Parks
Serious injury collision - update (Photo)
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/24/15
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UPDATE:
Driver: WARD, Derek 26 yoa of Vancouver, Wa.
No passengers in the vehicle.
Vehicle: 1995 Toyota Camry

Vehicle driven by Ward was southbound on NE 152nd Avenue when he drove off the roadway at the 10900 block, into a field and rolled the vehicle. Ward was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the car. The Toyota came to rest on top of Ward, pinning him under the car. Ward was transported via life flight to Peace Health Medical Center with serious injuries. His current condition is unknown. The crash remains under investigation of the CCSO traffic unit.
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On 07.24.15 at 0205 hours Clark County Deputies were dispatched to an unknown details collision in the 10900 block of NE 152nd Av. Deputies and Rescue personnel arrived and located the single vehicle, single occupant collision.

Initial investigation indicates the vehicle was southbound on NE 152nd AV., left the roadway on the eastside and rolled. Driver was ejected and pinned beneath the vehicle.

The male driver was transported to local hospital via Life Flight for treatment.

Speed appears to be a factor in this incident. Unknown if alcohol/drugs involved.

The Clark County Traffic Unit is continuing with the investigation


Attached Media Files: car crash
Central Precinct Street Crimes Unit Seizes Large Quantity of Heroin, Two Vehicles and $85,000 Cash - One Man Arrested (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/24/15
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On Thursday July 23, 2015, Central Precinct Street Crimes Unit (SCU) officers arrested 36-year-old Neil Mackenzie Shaw after an investigation into heroin distribution on the streets of Portland.

Shaw was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Manufacturing, Delivery and Possession of Heroin, as well as four misdemeanor drug charges.

Officers served a search warrant at Shaw's residence, located in the 800 block of Northeast 22nd Avenue. Officers seized nearly seven (7) ounces of heroin, a 2008 Mercedes E63 AMG, a 2008 Subaru Forester, and more than $85,000 in cash.

The estimated wholesale street value of the seized heroin exceeds $8,000.

The seized heroin, sold for individual sale, is estimated to be nearly 1,000 individual doses.

Officers learned that Shaw was providing heroin to street-level drug dealers and was often dealing heroin out of bars located in both Central and North Precincts.

SCU officers were assisted by officers assigned to the Central Precinct Entertainment Detail, North Precinct, and the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Drug Detection K-9 "Spencer."

Community members concerned about drug activity in their neighborhood should report the information on line at http://www.portlandonline.com/police/index.cfm?c=30740 or call the Drugs and Vice Division Drug Complaint Hotline at 503-823-3784.

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Gresham Police Issue 50 Citations During Four-Hour Pedestrian Safety Mission
Gresham Police Dept - 07/24/15
Gresham, Ore. -The Gresham Police Department conducted a pedestrian safety mission on July 22 at the intersection of West Powell Blvd. and Junction Pl., resulting in 50 citations. The goal of the mission was to raise safety awareness for drivers and pedestrians regarding pedestrian right-of-way laws. This was accomplished through handing out educational brochures and citations during a four-hour period in the evening. The intersection's marked crosswalk is near the location where Jerrie Ann Horning, 49, was hit and killed while crossing the road on April 25, 2015.

During the safety operation, officers issued 22 citations for crosswalk infractions and another 28 citations for other offenses. Other offenses that occurred in the vicinity of the safety mission included illegal cell phone usage, illegal U-turn, failure to use a seat belt, driving with a suspended license, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, misuse of the special left turn lane, not providing proof of insurance, speeding, and DUII.

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

Funding for this pedestrian safety mission was made possible through a grant from Oregon Impact and Oregon Department of Transportation. Additional missions will be scheduled during the summer and again in September, as the new school year begins.

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Deputies Serve Search Warrant (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 07/24/15
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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports that on July 23, 2015, at about 7:07 a.m., the Linn County Sheriff's Office served a narcotics related search warrant at in the 30100 block of Horseshoe Loop in Lebanon. Five adults and a minor child, all who live at the location, were present at the time of the search.

Among the items seized from the residence was methamphetamine, packaging material, digital scales, surveillance equipment, drug paraphernalia, a police scanner, over $550 in U.S. Currency, three firearms, and stolen property. The stolen property consisted of 36 street/road signs, two all-terrain vehicles, and a Toyota Tacoma pickup. The property was stolen from Linn County, Lane County, and Marion County.

As a result of the investigation, Gary Dean Nofziger, 57 years of age, a resident of the address, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Felon in Possession of a Firearm (three counts), Child Neglect in the First Degree, and Possession of Stolen Vehicle (three counts).

Frances Lea Branton, 59 years of age, a resident of the address, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine and Endangering Welfare of a Minor.

Penny Sue Decosta, 54 years of age, a resident of the address, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine and Endangering Welfare of a Minor.

The minor 16 year old child, who was Nofziger's granddaughter, was released to her mother.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Lebanon Police Department, Sweet Home Police Department, Albany Police Department, Benton County Sheriff's Office and Drug Enforcement Administration.


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Sherwood Selects New City Attorney
City of Sherwood - 07/24/15
The Sherwood City Council has selected Josh Soper to be their next City Attorney after an extensive recruitment process over the past three months. Mr. Soper is currently serving as the County Counsel for Coos County, Oregon. He has served Coos County in that position since July 2012 after working as the Assistant County Counsel since October 2011.

A native of Michigan, Mr. Soper is a graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon and also received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. The anticipated start date in his new position with the City of Sherwood is August 10, 2015.

Since 2003, the City has been provided legal services through the firm of Beery, Elsner and Hammond. After the current City Council began serving in January 2015, the direction was given to switch to an in-house model for legal services similar to our neighboring cities of Tualatin and Wilsonville. By Sherwood City Charter, the City Attorney is selected and appointed by the Sherwood City Council.

"We are excited to see the conclusion of our recruitment process and the City Council's selection of Josh Soper to serve as our next City Attorney," stated Joseph Gall, Sherwood City Manager. "The City Council members were very thorough in their selection process and we are excited to begin the next step in transitioning to an in-house model for our organization."

For further information about this selection, please contact the City Manager's office at 503.625.5522.
Call to vendors for the Columbia River Concours d'Elegance & Car Show (Photo)
Fort Vancouver National Trust - 07/24/15
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WHO: All food and beverage, commercial, and arts and crafts vendors interested in outdoor booth space at 2015 Columbia River Concours d'Elegance & Car Show.

WHEN: Sunday, August 2, 2015; 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (primary food service time is lunch)

WHAT: The Columbia River Concours d'Elegance is a high end car show featuring cars that are from the year 1975 or older and preserved or restored to original factory specifications. Domestic and Foreign cars and motorcycles will be on display in the front lawns of the homes along historic Officers Row.

Food, commercial and artisan vendors are sought to enhance the spectator experience. Over 165 vehicles will be on display this year.

Vendor applications and guidelines are available at www.columbiariverconcours.com

VENDOR DEADLINES: Thursday, July 30, 2015.

Vendors specializing in history-related and/or automotive-related products are encouraged to apply.


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Equipment upgrades require overnight electricity interruption August 1 for Pacific Power customers
Pacific Power - 07/24/15
Area affected is the North Santiam Canyon including the communities of Gates, Lyons, Mehama, Mill City and surrounding areas.

North Santiam Canyon , Ore. - Approximately 3,000 Pacific Power customers in the Gates, Lyons, Mehama, and Mill City, as well as surrounding rural sections of the North Santiam Canyon, will be without electricity for part of Saturday, August 1st so Pacific Power crews can safely upgrade essential electrical equipment and facilities.

The outage is scheduled to begin at 2 a.m. Saturday August 1st and could last until 10 a.m., although power will be restored at the first opportunity.

Customers in the affected area have been notified individually about the outage. Lodging and restaurant operators are encouraged to make sure their guests are aware of the interruption, as well.

If customers have questions about the planned outage, they can call Pacific Power at 1-888-221-7070. Any outages during that time in other parts of the community should continue to be reported to Pacific Power at 1-877-508-5088.

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About Pacific Power
Pacific Power provides electric service to more than 730,000 customers in Oregon, Washington and California. The company works to meet growing energy demand while protecting and enhancing the environment. Pacific Power is part of PacifiCorp, one of the lowest-cost electricity producers in the United States, with almost 1.8 million customers in six western states Information about Pacific Power is available on the company's website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, which can be accessed via pacificpower.net.
PF&R and GFD respond to a House Fire Early This Morning (16226 SE Lincoln)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 07/24/15
At 4:06 this morning Portland and Gresham Firefighters were called to a vacant house at 2050 SE 162nd. When firefighters arrived they found heavy fire within the structure. Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire and checked for anyone inside.

No one was found inside and no injuries were associated with this fire. The fire was extinguished and a fire investigator was called to determine the cause of this fire. Information on cause and estimates of damage are still being determined. This release will be updated with images if they become available.
Florida Man Killed, LaPine Woman Seriously Injured in Hwy 97 Crash
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 07/24/15
On July 23, 2015 at just after 9:00PM, OSP received at least one driving complaint of a southbound dark blue or black Ford Pickup driving on the shoulder of Highway 97 in southern Deschutes County.

At around 9:30PM, a trooper who had been attempting to locate the vehicle, observed it traveling at a high rate of speed on Highway 97 near milepost 176 (south of Lapine in Klamath County). The trooper checked it's speed on radar at or close to 100mph. While the trooper was attempting to overtake the vehicle, it crashed head-on with a northbound 2000 Honda Accord.

The subject of the driving complaint, Jeffery L BAUGHER, age 72, of Sarasota, FL, was pronounced deceased on scene. The operator of the Honda, Chamreun M NEWTON, age 30, of Lapine, was provided first aid by the trooper until medics arrived. She was subsequently taken by air ambulance to St Charles Bend for serious injuries.

Highway 97 was closed for several hours while the investigation was conducted. OSP was assisted on scene by Crescent Fire and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

This is a preliminary release; more information will be released when it becomes available.
PF&R Responds to a House Fire (NE 15th/ NE Ainsworth)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 07/24/15
This morning at 1:07 AM Portland Firefighters were called to a house at 6137 NE 15th. On arrival fire crews encountered heavy fire on the front porch and inside the house. Firefighters began attacking the fire while searching the structure for occupants.

No one was found inside and no injuries were associated with this fire. The majority of fire was extinguished and firefighters began searching for embers that could cause the fire to reignite. A fire investigator was called to determine the cause of this fire. Damage estimates aren't available yet. This release will be updated with pictures if they become available.
07/23/15
Sherwood Man Loses Life In Lincoln County Crash (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 07/23/15
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On July 23, 2015 at about 12:45PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Highway 18 near milepost 12 (east of Lincoln City).

Upon emergency crews arriving, they found a 1999 Ford F250 Pickup at the bottom of the bank of the Little Salmon River. The operator, Ladrue V CRAMER, age 76, of Sherwood, was pronounced deceased upon arrival of emergency crews.

Preliminary information indicates CRAMER's vehicle was traveling eastbound on Highway 18 when it drifted off the roadway and he lost control. The vehicle continued off the roadway and landed upside down in the Little Salmon River. CRAMER was wearing his safety belt.

OSP was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation, North Lincoln Fire and Rescue, West Valley Medics, Tillamook County District Attorney's Office and Pacific West Ambulance.
The investigation is still continuing and more information will be released when it is available.


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Suspect Arrested During An Interrupted Burglary (Photo)
Beaverton Police Dept. - 07/23/15
Peraza-Domenech mug
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At 11:48 AM a citizen reported to the Beaverton Police they saw three suspicious people park their vehicle and then walk towards a nearby vacant house. Beaverton Police Officers arrived and found evidence which indicated a residential burglary was in progress. A male was seen in the house but refused to communicate with officers on scene.

Beaverton Police Department used the assistance of the Washington County Tactical Negotiations Team to safely contact the suspect inside and take him into custody at 4:23 PM.

The suspect was identified as 44 year old Wilfredo Peraza-Domenech. Peraza-Domenech was charged with Burglary in the First Degree and lodged at Washington County Jail. Peraza-Domenech was the only person officers located in the residence.

The Beaverton Police Department would like to remind all of our Beaverton residents to report any suspicious activity by calling (503) 629-0111. With our citizen's help we were able to catch Peraza-Domenech committing crimes in our neighborhood.

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DUII Pursuit Suspect Arrested (Photo)
Beaverton Police Dept. - 07/23/15
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On July 23, 2015 at 3:31 AM a citizen called to report a vehicle was repeatedly driving into the Jersey barrier on SW Schools Ferry Road over Highway 217. Beaverton Police Officers located the vehicle driving recklessly two minutes later near Canyon Road/ Highway 217. Beaverton Police Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver refused to pull over.

The driver was driving in such a reckless manner that Beaverton Police Officers pursued the vehicle into Portland. Spike strips were deployed and the vehicle finally came to stop near SW Laurel/ SW 21st Ave in Portland.

The driver, 23 year old Elliot James Keitges of Portland, was taken into custody by Portland and Beaverton Police Officers. Keitges was charged with DUII, Reckless Driving, and Felony Elude. Keitges was lodged at Washington County Jail.

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Dunhill fire
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 07/23/15
here is another format for the videos. They may be upside down.


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Missing Fisherman - Lacamas Lake (Camas, Washington): (Photo)
Camas Police Dept. - 07/23/15
Photo of David GLEGHORN
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The Camas Police Department is looking for an overdue fisherman at Lacamas Lake. Missing is David J. GLEGHORN, A 68-year-old Vancouver resident.

At approximately 10:30pm on Wednesday evening (07-22-15), the family of David GLEGHORN reported him missing. GLEGHORN had left with his inflatable boat to go fishing in Lacamas Lake earlier that morning at around 08:00am. The family became concerned when it became dark outside and he had not returned home.

Camas Police responded and initiated a search. GLEGHORN'S vehicle was found parked at the public boat launch on NW Leadbetter Road. There was evidence that his boat was launched from this location. The Clark County Sheriff Department's Marine Unit was called out to assist in searching the Lake, but neither Mr. GLEGHORN nor his watercraft was found Wednesday night.

Search efforts continued Thursday morning; this time with help from the Portland Police Bureau's Air Support Unit as well as the CCSO Marine Unit. PPB's Air Unit located GLEGHORN's boat in an inlet at the south end of the Lake. Mr. GLEGHORN was not with his boat and has still not been found.

No foul play is suspected in this situation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Camas Police Department, (360) 834-4151.

(Update: Photo of missing person added at 16:39 hrs)


Attached Media Files: Photo of David GLEGHORN
13 Year Old Boy and his dog alerts family that their house in on fire, everyone gets out safely.
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 07/23/15
At 1125 today Firefighters responded to a house fire at 16938 Dunhill loop in Damascus. Early information was that everyone was out of the structure. Upon arriving they found fire coming from the front of the home and the attic. The home was a two story home with approximately a 15 foot set of stairs leading to the front doors. The stairs were completely burned so Firefighters had to find another way into the structure. As they extended hose lines to the back of the home and made entry, crews encountered heavy fire and smoke conditions upon entering the home. With fire coming from the attic the command chief ordered everyone to stay off the roof because of possible collapse. Firefighters advanced a hose line through the home extinguishing the fire. Firefighters pulled ceiling material to get to the fire in the attic while another crew searched the home for the family dog which was reported still inside the structure by family members. The engine company located the dog in a bedroom and carried him outside in good health. Fire attack crew knocked down the fire and had to pull the ceiling down to extinguish the attic fire which was spreading quickly. Crews remained on scene checking for hot spots and any signs of extension. Fire investigators are on scene to determine the cause of the fire. Crews from Clackamas Fire, Gladstone Fire and Clackamas County Sheriffs office were on scene.

According to the father, who was at home at the time of the fire along with his son, wife and dog, his son Aiden was the first to notice the fire and alert the family. He said that the dog was barking at the front door and when he Aiden went to see if someone was at the door he saw flames on the front of the house. He did not open the door but went right to the back of the home and alerted his mother who was asleep at the time. Everyone got out of the home and noticed that the dog was still inside so they told firefighters upon their arrival that the dog was in the home. Firefighters were able to find the dog and bring him outside to the owners. Everyone got out of the home and no injuries were reported.

Weather conditions are still quite warm so extra engines were called to the scene to help with the fire. This enables firefighters to re hydrate and cool down while remaining on scene to continue overhaul of the fire.

Even though this was day time the owners in this home found themselves in a situation of having to leave their home quickly and not in their normal route. Always have two ways out of your and discuss this with all of the family members.


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NEW VIDEO: Personal-watercraft rescue training at Willamette Falls
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/23/15
New video of some exciting new water-rescue training is now available on our YouTube channel:

https://youtu.be/swsT8aOkxGE

On July 22, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office partnered with the Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB) to provide a day of training on the Willamette River. Local law enforcement agencies came to train on personal water crafts (PWCs) for patrol and rescue operations.

This training is new to the state, developed and organized by OSMB and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. It enhances marine patrol's water-rescue and patrol response.

Participants focused on operating the PWC's in various water conditions, including strong current and white water. They then advanced to riding with one or two passengers and performing rescues -- picking up victims in the water while still maintaining control of their PWCs.

Some of the PWC's are equipped with rescue boards, a floating platform attached to the back of the PWC. These were originally designed for use in the ocean but have been a great asset when performing rescues on our local waterways.

This is the second class so far this year, and included students from the Multnomah and Clark County Sheriff's Offices.

The Willamette River in Clackamas County provides a great training location and variable water conditions, including strong current and deep white water.

Clackamas County and OSMB hope to continue hosting classes to train law enforcement from all around the region.

Next time you see a PWC on the water, it could be local law enforcement on patrol -- ready to step into action for someone in need.

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Evergreen Habitat for Humanity Hosts First Annual 'ReMaker's Fair' to Benefit Women Build Program (Photo)
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity - 07/23/15
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What: ReMaker's Fair
When: August 22nd, 2015 from 10:00 am to 6:00 p.m.
Where: 10811 SE 2nd Street Vancouver, WA 98664

VANCOUVER, Wash., On Saturday, August 22nd Evergreen Habitat for Humanity will host First Annual 'ReMaker's Fair' to benefit the Women Build Program. The event will be held at the Clark County Habitat for Humanity Store, 10811 SE 2nd ST Vancouver, WA 98664 from 10 am to 6 pm.

The First Annual ReMaker's Fair and Upcycled Auction is sponsored by Columbia Credit Union and the Clark County Habitat Store, and is made possible in partnership with Terra Linda Consulting. This will be a full day of fun including workshops, DIY activities, live music, unique vendors and a ReFashion Demo. This event will be a great way to spend a sunny Saturday with your family and give back to your community at the same time. All proceeds from the auction go directly back to the Women Build Program.

We are currently calling for all remakers, upcyclers, and repurposers! Whether you are a professional artist or a home crafter, we are looking for submissions to our Upcycle Auction. For more information and to find out how to get involved, contact Leanna at leanna@ehfh.org or 360-737-1759.

Women Build is a Habitat for Humanity International program that encourages women to make a difference by building homes and communities. The program seeks to encourage women volunteers to further the home-building mission of Habitat for Humanity and get involved in a traditionally masculine field.

Since 1991, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity has worked to improve living conditions for low-income Clark County residents. The non-profit organization works in partnership with people in need from all walks of life to develop communities by building safe, affordable housing. Homes are sold at no profit with a zero percent interest rate mortgage after the partner families complete their sweat equity hours.

For additional information, please contact Leanna Fabian, Resource Development VISTA, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, at 360-737-1759.


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Oregonians urged to deeply water trees (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/23/15
Water-starved trees like these in Eugene and Springfield can also be spotted in Portland and southern Oregon
Water-starved trees like these in Eugene and Springfield can also be spotted in Portland and southern Oregon
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Oregon's weather this spring and summer has been anything but the norm, and while conditions have cooled off temporarily this week there's no doubt those high temps will return.

It's a good time to take stock of the numerous water-starved trees still being spotted in Oregon communities and urban centers.

"Recently planted trees are most susceptible to drought, but even established trees suffer," says Erik Burke, Eugene Director with Friends of Trees.

"If they aren't well-watered, warm weather and prolonged drought eventually make trees more susceptible to insect and disease problems," adds Burke.

"In Oregon, summer rains rarely provide the deep water that trees need," says Brighton West, Deputy Director in the Portland office of Friends of Trees. "If we get less than an inch of rain in a week, we go out watering trees," he adds.

When temperatures in Oregon get warm and stay warm, it can take a toll on trees as well as people. The Oregon Department of Forestry suggests a few tips for keeping your trees healthy during times of heat stress.

Symptoms of drought
One of the first signs that a deciduous tree (i.e., trees like birches or maples that drop leaves in the winter) needs water is that its leaves begin to look dull, and sometimes, limp.

More advanced symptoms of needing water are browning of leaves, wilting, and curling at the edges. Leaves may also develop a scorched or burned look, turning yellow or brown on outside edges, or between leaf veins. Leaves may even appear smaller than usual, drop prematurely, or turn brown but remain on the tree.

When drought-stressed, the needles of conifers (evergreen trees such as Ponderosa Pine or Douglas-fir) may turn yellow, red, purple or brown.

Watering tips

Given their benefits, longevity, and contributions to the environment, give your trees higher watering priority than lawns. Keep in mind that if trees are only provided with shallow water every so often, they're probably only getting a fraction of what they need. Watering trees for short periods of time encourages shallow rooting, which can lead to future health problems for the tree.

To make sure your tree gets the water it needs, saturate the soil within the drip line - that's the circle that could be drawn on the soil around the tree directly under the tips of its outermost branches. Using a regular hose or a soaker hose, water deeply and slowly - slowly is important, so the water doesn't run-off. To make sure it gets enough water, keep moving the hose around different areas under the tree.

For conifers, water 3 to 5 feet beyond the drip line on all sides of the tree. Also, if you have a choice, water trees during the cooler part of the day. Another way to water trees slowly is to put a nail hole in the bottom (near the edge) of a five gallon bucket. Fill the bucket with water, and leave the slowly leaking bucket under the canopy of the tree. Do this twice or three times per tree, moving the bucket each time.

Other tips: Use mulch
Using mulch is an excellent way to care for trees in warm weather as it helps the soil below trees retain moisture and stay cool. Mulch can be made of bark, wood chips, leaves and evergreen needles.

Apply mulch within the drip line, at a depth of four inches, leaving a six-inch space between the mulch and tree trunk. Mulch will also help discourage weeds.

Good tree care = a good investment

Trees and forests enhance quality of life in many ways, providing shade, wildlife habitat, clean air, wood and other products, raising property values, and providing clean, healthy streams. What's more, on hot days, we all rely on the shade of the trees in our yards and communities. Therefore, it is a really good idea to keep our trees healthy and watered.

Proper tree care - including deep watering of trees during hot summer and warm fall months - pays big dividends in the long run.

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For more information about trees and tree care:
www.isa-arbor.com/
www.treesaregood.com/treecare/treecareinfo.aspx


Attached Media Files: Water-starved trees like these in Eugene and Springfield can also be spotted in Portland and southern Oregon , FriendsofTreesMascotDoug
Hockinson School District Regular Board Meeting
Hockinson Sch. Dist. - 07/23/15
The Hockinson School District will hold a Regular Board Meeting on Monday, July 27, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the Hockinson Middle School Library located at 15916 NE 182nd Ave.; Brush Prairie, WA 98606.
City records, finances receive positive review
City of Vancouver - 07/23/15
CONTACTS:
Christine Smith, Accounting Manager, 360-487-8441, Christine.Smith@cityofvancouver.us
Carrie Lewellen, Treasurer, 360-487-8482, carrie.lewellen@cityofvancouver.us

The City of Vancouver today received a "clean" audit report from the Washington State Auditor's Office on its 2014 financial records, grants management and compliance with laws and regulations.

The audit concentrated on accountability and compliance with state laws and regulations, as well as City policies and procedures. The State Auditor also issued a clean audit report on the financial condition of the City, which included thorough consideration of the internal control structure of the City's financial reporting.

"Audits provide opportunities for the City to reaffirm our commitment to transparency, accountability and best practices in how we manage our community's resources," said City Manager Eric Holmes. "These results help build and reinforce confidence in the work we do here. Taxpayers expect and deserve a high level of performance from their local governments, especially when it comes to finances."

The positive results were also reflected in the clean audits of the Downtown Redevelopment Authority and the Vancouver Public Facilities District, agencies that work closely with the Hilton Hotel and Convention Center.

The City's financial management and debt practices were recently reviewed by the credit rating agencies of Standard & Poor's Corporation and Moody's Investors Service. Standard & Poor's upgraded the City's credit rating to AA+ from AA as a result of the review. The review came in conjunction with a City bond issue to refinance some existing debt and to issue new bonds to fund a portion of the West Barracks renovation project near Officer's Row. The bond refinancing resulted in a reduction of future debt service payments of nearly $1.9 million.

Over the past 14 years, the City has reduced its future debt payments by over $13 million by refinancing its debt as interest rates have declined to the current historic low levels.
Historic day as WOU transitions to independent board of trustees, new president
Western Oregon University - 07/23/15
MONMOUTH, Ore. - The inaugural Western Oregon University (WOU) Board of Trustees held its first meeting since taking on governance responsibility for the university on Wednesday, July 22. The board began by welcoming new President Rex Fuller. Both Fuller and the board began their roles on July 1. This historic event is the culmination of a year-long planning process that established the board.

The board approved repairing major electrical wiring at a cost from the general fund of approximately $500,000, and adopted the university's mission statement (see below). Fuller commented of the former that it's an "opportunity to invest in a one-time cost while maintaining a healthy reserve." The board also heard presentations from its committee chairs as well as several campus administrators, faculty and staff on topics such as student success, finance and administration, and governance.

Fuller was among those presenters. He discussed his first three weeks in office, and set forth his vision for WOU's future, detailing the important role it will play for students and the state of Oregon. "It's the personal touch that sets Western apart from other schools in the country," he said, adding that it's imperative that the campus moves forward thinking about how to build legacies and fulfill dreams. He said a critical piece of that is keeping WOU affordable for students.

"The inaugural meeting of the board in its official capacity was exciting and meaningful. I am pleased with the board's leadership and the interaction committee chairs have had with university leadership," Fuller said. "Todays' meeting established a very positive working relationship that will help the university move forward."

"The board is committed to Western's students and to the long term success of the university," said Jim Baumgartner, chair of the board. "We have organized a system of shared governance that will serve the university well. I am pleased with the dedication demonstrated by the board's trustees and by their commitment to make timely important decisions in support of Western."

WOU's mission statement
Western Oregon University is a comprehensive public university, operating for the public good, which:
?,? Provides effective learning opportunities that prepare students for a fulfilling life in a global society;
?,? Supports an accessible and diverse campus community; and,
?,? Improves continuously our educational, financial, and environmental sustainability. 

The statement includes three core themes, which can be found at wou.edu/provost/MissionStatement.php.

About WOU
Western Oregon University (WOU), founded in 1856 and located in Monmouth, is Oregon's oldest public university. The university has received national recognition for excellence for its focus on student learning and success by the Education Trust, US. News and World Report, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, National Association of Academic Advisors, and Parade Magazine. In 2010 WOU was recognized by the Education Trust as being the top university in America at eliminating the Latino graduation gap. WOU is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Striking Out Substance Abuse celebration event (Photo)
Law Enforcement for Youth - 07/23/15
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Law Enforcement for Youth's Striking Out Substance Abuse celebration event will be held during the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes' baseball game on July 31st.

The SOSA celebration game will feature a public safety vehicle display, booths from our partners working to improve drug abuse education and awareness. the very popular "passport" that allows kids to visit the various the booths and display to fill out their passports. They can then turn in the passport for a free commemorative baseball.

Law Enforcement for Youth's SOSA celebration also provides free game tickets to children and families in need for them to enjoy the festivities and games as a family. This Bleacher Buddy program will distribute over 700 tickets through our community and program partners.

Attendees will enjoy a great night of baseball and activities, followed by a fantastic fireworks display.

SOSA is the continuation of the former Striking Out Meth program and we are proud to be celebrating the 10th annual event this year.

A special thanks to McDonalds and SELCO Community Credit Union for there generous support of this celebration. With out there contribution this event would not be possible.

If you would like to join our celebration and show your support for our communities effort to provide Substance Abuse Education to children and families come join us at Volcanoes' stadium in Keizer, OR on July 31st.


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New Mexico Man Arrested Following Pursuit From Tillamook County to Washington County
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 07/23/15
On July 22, 2015 at about 7:45PM, an OSP Trooper recognized a wanted subject operating a 2006 Honda Civic in Tillamook. The subject, Jerimiah J BALDWIN, age 34, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was wanted out of that state for rape and kidnapping.

The trooper attempted to catch up to BALDWIN which accelerated to a high rate of speed. The vehicle began traveling eastbound on Highway 6 where the trooper lost sight of the vehicle. The Tillamook County Sheriff's Department was also involved and continued to purse eastbound until they no longer could keep up.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office located the vehicle near Highway 26 and Highway 6 where they successfully deployed spike strips. The vehicle crashed near milepost 54 on Highway 26 and BALDWIN fled on foot. He was located a short time later by a Tigard Police K9 Unit and was taken into custody.

BALDWIN was taken to the Washington County Jail for Attempt to Elude in Vehicle, Attempt to Elude on Foot, Reckless Driving and Reckless Endangering. He is also being held on the fugitive warrant out of New Mexico.

OSP was assisted by the Tillamook City Police Department, the Tillamook County Sheriff's Department and the Washington County Sheriff's Department.
It's Time to Get Ready: Join Us For Natural Disaster Preparedness Events
NW Natural - 07/23/15
American Red Cross, NW Natural and Community Partners Host Free Get Ready Events in September

PORTLAND, Ore. - With the next big earthquake on the minds of those in the Pacific Northwest, the American Red Cross and NW Natural are teaming up for the fourth year in a row to host a series of
Get Ready events throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.

The events will be held during National Preparedness Month in September to help communities prepare for natural disasters and other emergencies. This year, Get Ready will be held in the seven communities of Portland, Vancouver, Salem, The Dalles, Lincoln County, Coos Bay, and the North Coast.

"Being prepared for an emergency will help give you and your family peace of mind," said Cara Sloman, regional disaster program officer for the American Red Cross Cascades Region. "These events are an effective way to get started with emergency planning because attendees will receive a lot of helpful information and giveaways."

Get Ready is free to the general public, and there is no need to register. Free lunch will be provided at most locations, as well as safety demonstrations, materials from local emergency groups, and kids' activities. The first 100 families at each event will receive a free emergency kit/tube. Attendees will also have the chance to enter a drawing to win an American Red Cross emergency kit.

"Each year, we're proud to partner with the Red Cross on these important community events," said Von Summers, NW Natural community affairs manager. "We want to make sure our customers are prepared for any disaster that might occur."

Local fire departments, police departments, and other emergency teams will join the American Red Cross Cascades Region and NW Natural at the following dates, times and locations:

Saturday, September 12, 2015:
Get Ready Salem - 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the State Capitol State Park Grounds in Salem.
Get Ready Lincoln County - Noon to 3 p.m. at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Newport.
Get Ready Vancouver - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at CRESA Building, 710 W. 13th Street in Vancouver.
Get Ready Happy Valley - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at City of Happy Valley's city hall outdoor area.
Get Ready Coos Bay - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Coos Bay Fire Department, 450 Elrod Ave.

Saturday, September 19, 2015:
Get Ready The Dalles - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue, 1400 W. 8th Street in The Dalles.
Get Ready North Coast - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lum's Auto Center, 1605 SE Ensign Lane in Warrenton.

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 redcross.org/or/portland.

About NW Natural
NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and provides natural gas service to about 707,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Oregon and Southwest Washington. It is the largest independent natural gas utility in the Pacific Northwest. Additional information is available at nwnatural.com.

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UPDATE: Hit and Run Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Mill Park Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 07/23/15
Yesterday's hit and run victim, 48-year-old Kevin McNerney, remains in critical condition at a Portland hospital.

Detectives are asking for the public's help to locate a dark-colored 2012 or 2013 Chevrolet Equinox SUV with yellow Oregon plates.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Chris Traynor at 503-823-0449, christopher.traynor@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457, rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov.

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The man injured in this hit and run remains in a Portland hospital in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

Based on the investigation thus far, this incident is being investigated as a potential assault rather than just a hit and run and, due to the man's medical condition, Homicide detectives are leading the investigation.

Nobody has been arrested and there is no additional information regarding the suspect vehicle or driver.

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

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Wednesday July 22, 2015, at 1:24 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a hit and run in the Taco Bell parking lot, located at Southeast 126th Avenue and Division Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a male adult suffering from traumatic injuries. He's been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment and his current condition is not known.

Preliminary information indicates that the injured man may have been in an altercation with a female driver, who struck him with her vehicle in the course of leaving the parking lot.

The female driver left in what is described as a dark-colored SUV.

There are no traffic blockages associated with this investigation.

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

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Rare Signed Copy of FDR's Inaugural Address Now on Display at the Oregon Historical Society (Photo)
Oregon Historical Society - 07/23/15
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Portland, OR - July 23, 2015 - One of the most iconic speeches ever given by a United States President is the first inaugural address of Franklin D. Roosevelt, delivered on March 4, 1933. Hoping to rally a nation suffering through the Great Depression and 25% unemployment, Roosevelt proclaimed, "Let me assert my belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself."

Part of the Portland-based Mark Family Collection, this rare copy, personally signed by Franklin Roosevelt, has been added to the Society's current exhibition World War II: A World at War, A State Transformed, on display at the museum now through December 7, 2015.

"We are delighted that the Mark family has added this priceless document to their collection, and are sharing it with the public through our newest exhibition," said Oregon Historical Society Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk. "FDR's eloquence inspired countless Americans to persevere through tough times, and it would later inspire our country, with its allies, to victory over the Axis powers."

Also recently acquired by the Mark Family Collection is a telex message written on May 7, 1945 from Dwight Eisenhower to the troops announcing the end of the war in Europe, and the cease fire order from Ronald Frederick King Belchem sent to the 21st army after the surrender of German forces in Northwest Germany, Holland, and Denmark. Both items will be added to the World War II exhibition this weekend.

The Oregon Historical Society's museum is open seven days a week, Monday - Saturday from 10am - 5pm and Sunday from 12pm - 5pm. Admission is $11, and discounts are available for students, seniors, and youth. OHS members and Multnomah County residents receive free admission every day. Thanks to a generous donation from Columbia Sportswear, all United States military veterans and active duty military will receive free admission throughout the run of the exhibit.



About the Oregon Historical Society

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


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Fixing Salem's Sidewalks: City Faces Large Maintenance Backlog (Photo)
City of Salem - 07/23/15
Work crews replace sidewalks in the Gaiety Hill area in Salem
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City work crews have nearly completed sidewalk repairs in the Gaiety Hill and Bush Park Historic Districts. Next up, the city's public works department will concentrate on sidewalks west of the two historic districts, roughly between Owens Street SE and Trade Street SE.

As a result of a 2007 Salem City Council decision, the city agreed to fix a large share of older sidewalks before turning the responsibility over to adjacent property owners. The city has been replacing about 1,200 sidewalk panels each year, or the equivalent of 1.14 miles of walkway.

But the steady pace of repairs over eight years has just begun to trim a large backlog of sidewalk maintenance. The city still needs to rehabilitate sidewalks along 20,093 properties as of July of this year, according to city records.

"The needs exceed the funding," said Salem Public Works Director Peter Fernandez. While the city has made significant progress in completing sidewalk repairs and replacements since 2007, plenty of work remains to be done, he said.

Salem has budgeted about $750,000 per year on its sidewalk rehabilitation program in the last and current fiscal year.

In the last fiscal year, the city replaced 30,567 square feet of sidewalk and completed 75 sidewalk patching and grinding repairs. Work crews also replaced 61 Americans With Disabilities Act compliant curb ramps

Most cities place the entire burden for fixing sidewalks on the adjacent property owners. Salem, however, has taken a different approach.

Between 1972 and 1989, the responsibility and assignment of costs between city and property owners for sidewalk repairs was changed five times. The current policy, adopted in 2007, split the responsibility for sidewalk repairs and replacements between the city and private property owners:

--If a sidewalk has been constructed after Sept. 1 1992, property owners are responsible for repairs, unless the damages are caused by a city-owned street tree.

--If a sidewalk is older, the city agreed to make repairs before handing the responsibility to adjacent property owners.

Salem's Public Works Department takes complaints about broken sidewalks on a daily basis. Fernandez noted that few things seem to please neighbors more than having a broken sidewalk replaced.

"The sidewalk crew gets nothing but kudos from property owners," he said. About 90 percent of the sidewalk work is performed by city work crews, with a contractor handling the remainder of the work.

Salem has two concrete maintenance teams with six full-time employees and three seasonal staff. In all, the city crews take care of 850 miles of sidewalk and about 50 miles of concrete streets.

Funding for sidewalk repairs and replacement has come from a combination of sources, including the city's allocation of gasoline taxes and savings from the 2008 streets and bridges bond.

The bond funds will soon be exhausted. Starting in fiscal 2016-2017, the city will need to find another funding source or drastically scale back its sidewalk repair program.

City staff have had initial discussions with Salem City Council about a future streets and bridges bond measure, which could include funding for sidewalks. Any attempt to pass such a bond measure is probably five years out, Fernandez said.

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Attached Media Files: Work crews replace sidewalks in the Gaiety Hill area in Salem
BPA announces new wholesale power and transmission rates (Photo)
Bonneville Power Administration - 07/23/15
BPA and the Bureau of Reclamation are refurbishing six hydroelectric turbines at Grand Coulee Dam in northeast Washington. The $275 million project is funded by BPA ratepayers.
BPA and the Bureau of Reclamation are refurbishing six hydroelectric turbines at Grand Coulee Dam in northeast Washington. The $275 million project is funded by BPA ratepayers.
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Portland, Ore. - The Bonneville Power Administration today adopted a 7.1 percent average wholesale power rate increase and a 4.4 percent average transmission rate increase for fiscal years 2016 and 2017. The rate increases support investments in the federal hydropower system and expansion of BPA's high-voltage transmission system to meet regional needs. The new rates will take effect Oct. 1.

"BPA has spent the past two years working with our customers and other regional partners to meet the collective needs of the Northwest in the most reliable, cost-effective and environmentally sustainable way possible," said BPA Administrator and CEO Elliot Mainzer. "The rates in the final record of decision reflect that collaborative effort."

Power rates
The increase in power rates is due to the expiration of debt management actions that reduced capital costs in the current BP-14 rate case; other capital-related costs; and expense increases for hydroelectric system operations and maintenance. Additional drivers behind the increase are: expected cost increases for fish and wildlife programs; an automatic cost escalation under the long-term 2012 Residential Exchange Program settlement, which provides benefits from the low-cost federal power system to eligible Northwest residential and small farm customers; an increase in BPA's cost of acquiring energy and transmission services to meet obligations to deliver power to off-system customers; and a reduction in BPA's long-term firm power sale to Alcoa.

To avoid a greater increase, BPA significantly cut its controllable costs through additional debt management actions, interest savings on expensing energy efficiency, reductions in undistributed internal expense and a decrease in operations and maintenance expenses for the Columbia Generating Station.

Transmission rates
The transmission rate increase stems mainly from the need for new construction and replacement of existing assets that will help maintain reliability; the facilitation of renewable resource integration; and the costs of requirements for reliability, cyber and security compliance.

With his final record of decision today, the administrator also adopted the settlement agreement that customers and BPA staff reached last September on most of the rates for ancillary and control area services.

The new rates will affect local retail utilities differently depending on the amount of power and type of services they purchase from BPA. Local utilities ultimately determine the retail impact of BPA rates on businesses and residents they serve.

Rate-setting process
BPA is a self-funded federal power marketing agency under the U.S. Department of Energy. It receives no congressional appropriations and sets its rates to ensure full recovery of its costs, including obligations to repay its debt to the U.S. Treasury. BPA reviews its wholesale power and transmission rates every two years through several public processes.

In January 2014, BPA, its utility customers and other stakeholders began an extensive nine-month review of Bonneville's programs, budgets and costs. This process, called the Integrated Program Review, provided parties an opportunity to review, challenge and comment on BPA's program spending levels. Following the IPR, BPA began the formal rate case in December by presenting its proposed rates for fiscal years 2016-2017 and supporting analysis.

In June, the administrator issued a draft decision on the rates. The formal rates process concluded today with the administrator's final record of decision. BPA's final rates will be filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by the end of July to provide the required 60 days for review and interim approval. Final approval usually takes about a year. For more information about BPA's rate case process, visit: www.bpa.gov/goto/ratecase.

The decisions in this rate case set the stage for continuing regional discussions on issues that would benefit from further collaboration, including BPA's capital investments in the hydropower and transmission systems and BPA's program delivery models, including energy efficiency. It is expected that these discussions will begin this fall.


Attached Media Files: BPA and the Bureau of Reclamation are refurbishing six hydroelectric turbines at Grand Coulee Dam in northeast Washington. The $275 million project is funded by BPA ratepayers.
Marine Patrols Jet Off to Advanced On-Water Training (Photo)
Oregon Marine Board - 07/23/15
On water training during the Marine Board's 2014 Jet School
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The Oregon State Marine Board will conduct its weeklong law enforcement jet boat course on Rogue River during the week of July 26 - July 30. This intensive course focuses on boat operation, marine law, swift water rescue, and boat trailering.

The training focuses on honing boat operating skills. "This is critical training and this is the best place to do it," says Dale Flowers, Law Enforcement Training Coordinator for the Marine Board. "We've moved the training dates to this week so we have a minimal impact on recreation, but we still need to give the students room to work because they will be very focused -the wider the berth, the better." Students who attend the Marine Board's Whitewater Jet Boat Training bring a range of skills from the novice operator to advanced operator. "One of the goals of the training is to pair up an experienced marine deputy with a new jet boat operator. It's a one-of-a-kind learning opportunity for everyone who participates, and the only course in the nation with this level of attention," Flowers adds.

Signs will be posted at local access sites about the training operations and notices have also been sent to all the registered fishing guides in the area. In addition to boat handling exercises in whitewater conditions, marine deputies will also learn how to dis-assemble, service and reassemble jet pumps, learn anchoring and chocking techniques, and how to navigate all stages of whitewater rapids. "This kind of training is so important because fast action and skill can mean the difference between a saved life or not," Flowers says.

The Marine Board contracts with 32 Sheriff's Offices and the Oregon State Police for marine law enforcement services, including search and rescue operations, and boating safety education. Contracts with the County Sheriff's Offices are paid for through motorboat registrations and titling fees.

For more information about the Marine Board and law enforcement services, visit http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/BoatLaws/pages/index.aspx.
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Attached Media Files: 2015-07/4139/86411/WhitewaterJetTng2015.mp3 , On water training during the Marine Board's 2014 Jet School
Fort Vancouver National Trust presents new fund raising event, Moonlight & Motorcars
Fort Vancouver National Trust - 07/23/15
The Fort Vancouver National Trust is excited to present a new, unique event: Moonlight and Motorcars. A fundraiser to support the education, preservation and celebration of our community's history, it will be Saturday, August 1 at 7 p.m. at the O.O. Howard House, 750 Anderson Street, Vancouver WA.

This early 1900s themed event will offer live music and beautiful vintage cars on display provided by exhibitors of the Columbia River Concours d'Elegance happening the next day. Attendees will step back in time as they step onto the beautiful grounds of the historic Howard House. They will witness soldiers recently returned from WWI, and notified of prohibition, creating protests signs alongside a WWI army truck. They will participate in a speakeasy-style garden party, but be on the lookout for the coppers, who may throw guys and dolls in the cooler for bootlegging, a soup job, or other criminal offense. Food and drink, themed to the early 1900s (but updated to suit modern tastes) will be plentiful, and the garden party setting will provide ample seating for those that would like to simply sit a spell and enjoy a meal.

Many "stars" of Vancouver and greater Clark County have participated in Dancing with the Local Stars, which has served as the Fort Vancouver National Trust's main fundraiser for the past nine years. Moonlight and Motorcars will honor previous Dancing with the Local Stars participants and feature many opportunities to dance throughout the night to live music by the Pranksters Big Band.

Like Dancing with the Local Stars, the Trust is excited to present a unique event experience to fulfill the purpose of fund raising for the organization. The evening will culminate in a live auction and paddle raise, which will raise money for the education, preservation and celebration of our community's history.

Tickets may be purchased at fortvan.org by clicking on the Moonlight & Motorcars banner, or by calling 360.992.1808. Attendees receive free admission to the Columbia River Concours d'Elegance the next day, along Officers Row. Find information about the Concours at columbiariverconcours.com.


Attached Media Files: Moonlight & Motorcars flier
Recreational burn ban still in effect in Vancouver; Fire Marshal encourages caution as number of fires increase
City of Vancouver - 07/23/15
Vancouver, Wash. - The Vancouver Fire Department has been busy responding to a number of vegetation fires across the city in recent weeks and would like to remind citizens that a full outdoor recreational burn ban remains in effect in the city.

The Vancouver Fire Marshal's Office issued a $500 citation for illegal burning this week and is prepared to issue more citations as extremely dry and windy conditions persist.

All outdoor burning, including recreational fires, have been prohibited within the City of Vancouver since July 8. The ban will remain in effect until weather and fire danger conditions improve.

Recreational fires, campfires and fires in outdoor fireplaces or chimney-type devices are not allowed during this recreational burning ban. Cooking outdoors in approved propane or charcoal barbecues is allowed during this total burning ban, but the Vancouver Fire Marshal urges everyone to use extreme caution when using these tools.

"The city's fire risk is high due to the hot and dry weather, and for this time year it's unprecedented," said Heidi Scarpelli, Vancouver Fire Marshal. "It's important recognize that while there is a complete burn ban in place, our citizens need to extremely vigilant about other potential ignition sources, including properly discarding smoking materials, using BBQs safely and not using powered equipment that can produce sparks near dry vegetation."

An update will be provided when the recreational burn ban is lifted.

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case # 15-28 Anthony Jackson Homicide (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/23/15
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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a homicide that occurred in Southeast Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood.

On Sunday July 12, 2015, at 3:24 p.m., East Precinct officers patrolling in the area of Southeast 137th Avenue and Powell Boulevard heard multiple gunshots in the area.

The officers responded to the Shalamar Apartments, located at 13746 Southeast Powell Boulevard, and located 19-year-old Anthony Quincey Jackson Jr. suffering from life-threatening gunshot wounds. Officers were able to secure the area and obtain medical attention for the victim, who was transported to a Portland area hospital, where he later died as a result of his injuries.

At this point in the investigation, there is no known motive or suspect information and investigators would like to hear from anyone with information about the shooting or any information about what led up to the shooting.

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

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

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

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

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Rollover accident sends woman to hospital (Photo)
Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue - 07/23/15
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Castle Rock, WA- Firefighters from Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue and Cowlitz Fire District 6 (Castle Rock) and a Washington State Patrol Trooper responded to a rollover accident on Bond Rd. Wednesday evening at 7:30. The car was entangled with the guardrail and was on its left side when fire crews arrived. Firefighters cut the car's roof off to access the 23 year old woman who was then taken to Peace Health St. John's Medical Center; the woman suffered soft tissue injuries to her legs, according to fire officials. No other injuries were reported. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.


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City of Beaverton Street Paving Planned for July 27 to 31
City of Beaverton - 07/23/15
BEAVERTON, Ore. - The City of Beaverton's Public Works Department will be paving the streets listed below during the week of July 27 to 31. The exact schedule is weather-dependent. Work will begin at 7 a.m. and finish by 6 p.m. each day.


The city will complete the project as quickly as possible and work to minimize inconvenience, but there will be occasional delays.


Included streets are:
NW Bernard Place (end to end)
NW 174th Terrace (Walker Road to Bernard Place)
NW Blueridge Drive (158th Avenue to Greenbrier Parkway)
NW Schlottman Place (Blueridge Drive to THPRD park)


On Blueridge Drive, one-way traffic will be permitted only in the direction of NW 158th Avenue toward Greenbrier Parkway. On all other included streets, travel lanes will remain open to local traffic.


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


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


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press for cities more than 75,000). Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Silver Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.


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


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Attached Media Files: The City of Beaverton will be paving streets around NW Greenbrier Parkway during the week of July 27 to 31. (Graphic courtesy of City of Beaverton)
State offers free retirement readiness seminars to employers, employees
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 07/23/15
Salem - A recent study found that nearly two-thirds of workers feel they are behind schedule planning and saving for retirement; only half have attempted to calculate how much money they will need in retirement. Oregon employers can help their employees tackle this difficult issue by hosting a free on-site retirement readiness seminar presented by the Department of Consumer and Business Services.

The department's Division of Finance and Corporate Securities, in partnership with the Social Security Administration, is offering free 45-minute retirement readiness seminars to all Oregon employers, regardless of size or if they offer retirement benefits. Seminars will discuss basic investing tools; cost of retirement living; how to choose a financial professional; protecting investments against scams and fraud; and Social Security retirement, disability, and survivor benefits. The seminars give employees online tools to track and apply for Social Security benefits, as well as printed materials. It is perfect for employee training or lunch breaks. The division also has a number of retirement and investment resources online at dfcs.oregon.gov.

"With the creation of the Oregon Retirement Security Fund by the Oregon Legislature this year, there has never been a better time for a discussion about retirement planning in the workplace," said David Tatman, division administrator. "Helping its employees prepare themselves for retirement is one of the most impactful things a business can do. These retirement readiness seminars provide a wealth of unbiased information and I hope that all employers in Oregon take advantage of this resource."

To schedule a retirement readiness seminar, contact Diane Childs at diane.m.childs@oregon.gov.

Before investing, remember that Oregon law requires firms and individuals offering investment products and providing advice to be licensed with the division. Always check that you are working with licensed professionals before you invest. This can be done online at dfcs.oregon.gov or by calling 866-814-9710 (toll-free).

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The Division of Finance and Corporate Securities helps ensure that a wide range of financial products and services are available to Oregonians and protects consumers from financial fraud and abuse. It does that by licensing financial institutions and service providers, regulating the sale of securities in Oregon, investigating complaints and alleged violations of financial-service laws, and providing education and other resources to consumers.
Garage to Storefront 2.0 brings back popular business incentives (Photo)
City of Gresham - 07/23/15
Chef Austin Jones of the Local Cow, a business that opened in 2012 with help from the City's Garage to Storefront program.
Chef Austin Jones of the Local Cow, a business that opened in 2012 with help from the City's Garage to Storefront program.
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GRESHAM, Ore. - The City's popular and successful Garage to Storefront program is back, and it's better than ever - this time offering both incentives for new and expanding commercial businesses and a new incentive aimed at helping property owners make storefront improvements and get lease-ready.

The Gresham City Council unanimously approved the new Garage to Storefront program on July 21 - dubbed Garage to Storefront 2.0. The new incentives, which run through June 30, 2016, are available immediately.

Garage to Storefront 2.0 waives City fees and charges for qualifying businesses in Gresham's key commercial districts - the historic Downtown, and the Civic and Central Rockwood neighborhoods.

For new or expanding businesses filling no more than 5,000 square feet of currently vacant commercial space, this means the City will waive business license fees, commercial tenant improvement permit fees, and system development charges.

For qualifying property owners in these same incentive zones, the City is offering $0 City-related permits to remodel existing vacant commercial space, or for façade improvements for vacant or occupied commercial space.

The simple-but-powerful fee holiday was reinstated to continue filling empty or under-performing storefronts with new retail activity.

"Mayors from across the country ask me how they can replicate our tremendously successful program," Mayor Shane Bemis said. "I tell them to keep it simple, get out of their way and let businesses do what they do best: bring jobs, investment, and vibrancy to the community. Our updated program will help Gresham take the next step forward, and remain on the national forefront of small business leadership."

Details for Garage to Storefront 2.0 are available at GreshamOregon.gov/Small Business, and on the City's Small Business Center mobile app, which is available for download from Google Play and the Apple Store. Some restrictions apply. Interested entrepreneurs and property owners can contact the City's Small Business Coordinator at 503-618-2872 or SmallBusiness@GreshamOregon.gov to confirm eligibility, or for other assistance.

The City's previous Garage to Storefront program, which ran from 2010 to 2012, helped more than 140 small businesses open or expand in Gresham. These small business owners saved more than $170,000 in City fees, hired or retained more than 300 employees, and occupied more than 225,000 square feet of commercial space. Chris Rhyne, co-owner of the Local Cow, opened a burger restaurant in 2012 on Main Avenue in downtown Gresham.

"The Garage to Storefront program was huge for our business," Rhyne said. "We saved thousands of dollars in fees and were able to pump that money back into our business."

"All you have to do is look at our downtown today to see Garage to Storefront's significant impact - we've got businesses that are thriving," Eric Schmidt, the City's Community Development Director, said. "The 2.0 version of the program builds on that positive activity by helping another round of enterprises start up, expand and get lease-ready."

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Attached Media Files: Chef Austin Jones of the Local Cow, a business that opened in 2012 with help from the City's Garage to Storefront program.
07/22/15
Salem Police Make Arrests in Two Shootings
Salem Police Dept. - 07/22/15
Salem Police Detectives have arrested a suspect in the shooting that occurred at Stars Cabaret early Saturday morning as well as a suspect in a shooting that occurred early in the morning of July 22 in northeast Salem.

Salem Police were called to Stars Cabaret at 1550 Weston Ct NE at approximately 12:50 am Saturday, July 18 on a report of shots fired. Officers arrived to find four people had been shot, one of which later died at Salem Hospital. The deceased victim was identified as 47-year old Darryl Patrick Jones of Salem. The other three victims were transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Later in the day on July 18, another victim was located who sustained non life-threatening injuries. His identity is not being released at this time.

On the afternoon of July 22, Salem Police detectives, working closely with Portland Police Bureau officers, were able to locate and take 24-year old Tomas Gabriel Mendoza of Portland into custody in this case. Salem Police detectives were able to track Mendoza down at his residence in Portland. The Portland Police Bureau provided invaluable assistance in taking the suspect into custody without further incident. Mendoza is currently being held in the Multnomah County Jail and will later be booked into the Marion County Jail on charges of Murder, Four counts of Assault in the Second Degree and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

The investigation has shown that the deceased victim, Daryl Jones, was not involved in the altercation that led to the shooting and was shot as he was sitting at the counter. He had no known connections to any of the parties. 23-year old David Raschko and 34-year old Lamont Clayton Lawrence also both sustained non-life threatening injuries and were also not involved in the altercation that led to the shooting.

Salem Police have also arrested 28-year old Cassie Ann Dunlap of Salem for the shooting of Gurpreet Singh early in the morning on July 22.

Salem Police were called to 4389 Burlington Loop NE at approximately 2:59 am on July 22 on a report of a subject who had been shot. Officers arrived to find that Singh had sustained a gunshot wound, and he was immediately transported to Salem Hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries. Cassie Dunlap was detained at the scene, and after further investigation was arrested on charges of Attempted Murder, Assault in the First Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

The investigation has shown that the victim and the suspect are known to each other and the shooting was the result of a dispute. There are no further suspects being sought at this time.

All further media releases in these cases will be through the Marion County District Attorney's Office, Deputy District Attorney Brian Orrio on the incident at Stars Cabaret, and Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Gardiner on the incident on Burlington Lp.

The Salem Police Department has investigated four shootings in the span of thirteen days. Salem Police Chief Jerry Moore stated "Four shootings in a span of less than two weeks can shake the confidence of a community. I want to let everyone know our detectives have worked tirelessly to identify all those involved, and ensure those responsible are in custody."

Added Chief Moore, "These cases did not involve stranger to stranger encounters, although in one case innocent and unrelated victims were impacted. In each of these cases someone known to a victim was identified as the suspect. There are no unaccounted for suspects in the community, and I would hope everyone would understand that and be somewhat comforted knowing those facts. The Salem Police Department would like to thank the public for their assistance to our investigators in resolving these cases and identifying those responsible for these acts. Together we can continue to keep Salem a safe and welcoming community."
Lebanon and other Linn County Fire Departments kept busy
Lebanon Fire Dist. - 07/22/15
Linn County Fire Departments were kept busy in and around Lebanon Wednesday when sparks from farm machinery started 3 small fires and and one large fire. Wheat stubble fields burned North of Lebanon near Honey Sign Rd in both the Lebanon and Albany Fire Districts. The 3 fires in that area burned approximately 3 acres total, with no damage to equipment or exposures. The fourth and largest fire was in the Brownsville Fire District with Lebanon Fire District assisting other Linn County Fire Departments.
City of Newberg -PRESS RELEASE 5
Newberg-Dundee Police Dept. - 07/22/15
Correction: City will consider appointing Terrence D. Mahr as City Manager Pro Tem

The City Council of Newberg will meet in Special Session on Thursday, July 23rd at 7:00 p.m. at the City's Public Safety Building, 401 E. First Street, Newberg to appoint Terrence D. Mahr as City Manager Pro Tem.

The Agenda for the meeting is available on the City of Newberg's website at http://www.newbergoregon.gov/meetings.




Brittney Jeffries
Public Affairs Officer - City of Newberg
414 E. First Street | PO Box 970 | Newberg OR 97132
brittney.jeffries@newbergoregon.gov
Direct: 503. 537. 1273
Willamette Humane Society Announces Kitten-Kaboodle, a Salem Center Mall Adoption Center and Kitten Library! (Photo)
Willamette Humane Society - 07/22/15
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(Salem, OR)-- Willamette Humane Society's foster network is growing, saving more lives, and more adoption outlets are needed in the community to find homes for the animals!

Starting on Saturday, July 25th, you can adopt a kitten at the Salem Center Mall on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday thanks to donated store space from Jones Lang LaSalle and Salem Center! Dogs will also be available for adoption on Wednesday market days. Visit Kitten-Kaboodle Adoption Center and support shelter pets!

The most exciting part of the new Salem Center store-front is that everyone can enjoy the Kitten Library, whether they intend to adopt or not! With a $10 donation, Salem Center visitors can check-out kittens of their choice and cuddle and play with them in the Kitten Library. The kitten library serves a dual purpose- providing socialization and enrichment for the kittens, and adoption awareness and entertainment for visiting families!

Willamette Humane Society invites the public to join in the fun starting on Saturday, July 25th at 12 pm as Kitten Kaboodle opens its doors for the first time, serving Salem Center visitors seasonally until November. The store will be primarily staffed with Willamette Humane Society volunteers, including foster parents and its youth service group- Humane-a-Teens. The kittens will come directly from their volunteer foster homes to the store during the day, and return with them in the evenings if not adopted. Adoptable animals at Kitten-Kaboodle won't spend any time in the store or at the shelter during closed hours.

Kitten-Kaboodle is located at Salem Center on the ground level by the Liberty and Chemeketa Street Entrance (by Chico's and Baskin-Robbins). Open hours are 1 - 5 pm on Wednesday, and 12 - 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

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Willamette Humane Society (WHS) was founded in 1965 by local civic leaders to serve Marion and Polk Counties, Oregon. In 2013-2014, Willamette Humane Society provided compassionate services to 8,804 pets and 61,740 people. WHS offers pet adoption services, shelters surrendered or homeless cats and dogs, teaches responsible pet care, behavior and training -- and reduces pet over-population through its low-cost Spay and Neuter Clinic. WHS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that relies on donor support and fees to accomplish its mission. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and includes a 37 FTE member staff, and 980+ volunteers. For more information about Willamette Humane Society, visit whs4pets.org.


Attached Media Files: Kitten Kaboodle Press Release , Kitten Kaboodle Storefront , Kitten Library , Kitten Kaboodle Store , Kitten Kaboodle Logo
Hillsboro's Main Street Bridge Now Home of Nightly Public Art Display: LED Light Show (Photo)
City of Hillsboro - 07/22/15
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A rainbow of colorful lights now greets pedestrians, drivers, and MAX train passengers traveling through Hillsboro at night. Beginning at sunset and continuing through midnight, the City of Hillsboro's iconic Main Street Bridge is now home of a nightly display of public art.

Known throughout Washington County for its distinctive concrete arch in support of TriMet's light rail MAX train, the Main Street Bridge will continue to light up each night in an assortment of reds, greens, blues and other color combinations that are visible in both directions. A light-emitting diode (LED) projector subtlely fades the colors into each other, with slow light movement across the arch, so drivers traveling on Hillsboro's Main Street are not distracted. The light show debuted Tuesday, July 21, 2015.

"The Main Street Bridge is a landmark coming into Hillsboro, and now it is even more beautiful both for travelers and for the neighborhood," said Valerie Otani, Public Art Supervisor for the Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department. "We strive to include public art throughout our community, and this helps to further identify the bridge's colorful character as a unique and visible gateway to Downtown Hillsboro, and to reflect how the Hillsboro community values creativity and innovation."

In an upgrade from the blue light bulbs that previously outlined the arch, the new light display will bring a more dynamic array of colors into the everyday experience of residents. The project will also reduce long-term maintenance costs associated with the replacement of the blue light bulbs. In addition, the light bulb fixtures were near the end of their lifespan and in need of replacement.

Once a wooden trestle railroad bridge, the Main Street Bridge was an innovative solution to allow for the expansion of the roadway without using a center support. Historically, the dip in the road caused accidents in icy weather, sending cars sliding into the center post. When Hillsboro secured its place as part of the MAX light rail Blue Line, 14 bridge alternatives were considered, but the concrete arch proved to be both financially competitive and aesthetically pleasing. At the time of its construction in 1997, the Main Street Bridge was the only reinforced concrete arch supporting a major transportation facility.

The Main Street Bridge light display will change color pallettes with each season - emphasizing red and green during winter, or gold and orange in the fall - and will feature special displays for holidays. For more information about the public art program, visit www.Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/PublicArt.

About the City of Hillsboro: Now Oregon's fifth largest city, with 95,310 people, Hillsboro is helping to grow Oregon's future - from microprocessors to vital industries, centers of commerce and green spaces. Hillsboro is a well-planned, affordable hometown with a strong economic base and one of the state's most diverse populations. It is the high tech corridor for the state and home to a broad range of businesses, large and small, including Oregon's largest employer, Intel. It also has the second busiest airport in the state and the fifth largest school district. Learn more at www.Hillsboro-Oregon.gov.


Attached Media Files: Soundbite with Valerie Otani about Main Street Bridge Light Display , Video of the Main Street Bridge Light Display , Photo of Main Street Bridge Light Display
Update to Crime Stoppers Featured Case #15-26 - Hit and Run Fatality (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/22/15
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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a hit and run to a pedestrian.

On Saturday July 4, 2015, at 9:58 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at Southeast 60th Avenue and Holgate Boulevard.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, 60-year-old Marlene Popps, suffering from traumatic injuries. She was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment but died on July 21.

A witness provided police with personal video that captured the crash in the distance. Viewers should be aware that the video is graphic but may assist in developing leads in the investigation.

The video is available for viewing at https://youtu.be/7FCTA03xIUM

Traffic Division investigators believe that the vehicle that struck 60-year-old Marlene Popps may be a motorcycle or a 3-wheel motorcycle.

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

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.

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

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La Center moving to full 5 days per week kindergarten in upcoming school year!
La Center Sch. Dist. - 07/22/15
Since September of 2011, La Center School District has provided a 4 full days per week Kindergarten program. Starting in September of 2015, La Center's Kindergarten program will move to 5 full days per week, with help from State funding. Studies show the benefits to this added time with these youngest students pays the biggest dividends in the long run.
**Updated with Fire Cause** TVF&R Firefighters Extinguish Apartment Fire in Beaverton (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 07/22/15
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A TVF&R fire investigator has determined that Sunday's apartment fire at 18120 NW Cornell Road in Beaverton was accidental. At the time of the fire, the occupants were just moving into the unit. The fire resulted when cardboard boxes came in contact with the control knobs of the unit's electric range, turning the range on. The boxes, which were stacked on top of the range, ignited while the occupants were away.

Moving day fires are not uncommon as it can be a hectic and disruptive time when moving personal belongings into an unfamiliar environment. TVF&R's fire investigator suggests that residents and property managers consider shutting off the breaker to the electric range on moving day to avoid such fires.



7/19/15

At 4:37 p.m., TVF&R firefighters were dispatched to reports of flames and heavy black smoke billowing from the windows of an apartment unit at 18120 NW Cornell Road in Beaverton. Initial reports also expressed concern that the flames were in danger of spreading to trees surrounding the ground-floor unit.

Upon arrival, fire crews from Somerset Station 64 and Butner Road Station 61 initiated an aggressive fire attack, knocking down the fire in minutes. Additional crews searched the fire unit and surrounding seven units for occupants, as well as for fire extension. Everyone evacuated safely and the fire was stopped from spreading to any other apartment units.

A TVF&R fire investigator is currently on scene working to determine the fire cause. The fire unit suffered extensive smoke and fire damage and is uninhabitable at this time. In total, seven people have been displaced from the fire unit and three additional units. The American Red Cross is assisting displaced residents with finding alternate housing.

Because firefighters worked this fire in 95 degree heat, the incident commander shortened work times and rotated crews out of the building more frequently than during normal weather conditions to ensure they did not suffer heat exhaustion and stayed hydrated. TVF&R was assisted on this fire with mutual aid from Hillsboro Fire & Rescue.

The unit had smoke alarms, which reportedly sounded, but lacked a commercial fire sprinkler system. When a fire sprinkler system is present - in residential or commercial structures - the likelihood of injuries and costly damage is dramatically reduced. More information about fire sprinkler systems can be found at: http://www.tvfr.com/index.aspx?nid=144.


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Draft Salem Revised Code Chapter 86, Trees on City-Owned Property, Code Revisions
City of Salem - 07/22/15
In May 2013, Salem City Council directed City staff to review and revise the City's street tree Code (Salem Revised Code, Chapter 86). The goal was to provide greater clarity and transparency for decisions about trees on City-owned property, improve consistency in Code interpretation, provide a process for public participation, and remove technical information from the Code that is better suited to administrative rules.

The Code and new administrative rules will operate together to provide clarity and consistency for projects that may affect trees on City property. Salem Revised Code Chapter 86 is focused on the protection and preservation of trees on City-owned or City-maintained properties and rights-of-way. Salem Revised Code Chapter 86 does not address trees on private property.

Draft Code revisions were prepared by City staff with the assistance of a Tree Code Advisory Committee that included representatives of the Salem Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, the Homebuilders Association, Salem Association of Realtors, CANDO neighborhood association, and Oregon Department of Forestry.

The proposed Code language was presented to the Salem City Council at work sessions on March 9 and May 11, 2015. A public hearing is tentatively scheduled for the September 28, 2015, Council meeting.

The draft code is available for public review and comment on the City's website at http://www.cityofsalem.net/Residents/Parks/UrbanForestry/Pages/default.aspx

To request a presentation or provide comments about the Code, contact Patricia Farrell at pfarrell@cityofsalem.net.
Vintage Base Ball Returns to Fort Vancouver National Historic Site on July 25
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - 07/22/15
VANCOUVER, WA - The National Park Service at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site will host its popular evening of 1860s vintage base ball at 6:00 pm on Saturday, July 25, 2015, on the national park's historic Parade Ground.

UPDATE: Food and beverages will now be available for purchase during the event. The Friends of Fort Vancouver will have sodas, water, and Cracker Jack for sale, and The Nomad will have its variety of "Weird and Worldly Weiners" and hot dogs for sale as well.

This event is a fun, free, and fantastic opportunity to travel back in time to 1867 to experience "base ball" (then two words) at its infancy, with costumed players and supporters, a brass band concert, and a mountain howitzer firing to start the game.

This living history demonstration will feature base ball played according to the rules in place in 1867. Costumed staff and volunteers will help visitors step back in history by portraying two of the Pacific Northwest's earliest baseball teams: the Sherman Base Ball Club, consisting of soldiers from the Army's Fort Vancouver, and the Occidental Base Ball Club of Vancouver.

Along with the costumed players will be well-dressed "cranks" (baseball fans from 1867), and music between innings provided by Dr. Jim Rourk and the Vancouver Community Concert Band. Based on last year's successful experiment, a play-by-play will be provided over loudspeakers during the match game from the scorer's table, blending modern communication technology with nineteenth century terminology, historical tidbits and phrases, and explanation of on-the-field action.

"With our event just a week after Major League Baseball's All-Star Game and its festivities, visitors have an opportunity to visit a national park and explore the roots of the game so popular today," said Greg Shine, the park's chief ranger and historian.

"Base ball in 1867 was a very different game than what we play in 2015," said Shine. "The hurler--the predecessor of today's pitcher--threw to the striker's liking. Players wore no gloves, and could catch the ball on one bounce for an out--though such a practice was not considered gentlemanly. In a time of growing community rivalries, there was an extensive code of conduct to ensure all would play in a gentlemanly manner. Sliding into a base, while now a standard practice, was not considered a gentlemanly activity in base ball the 1860s."

Many historians credit the nineteenth century US Army for the spread of baseball throughout the country. On May 11, 1867, an organized team of soldiers from the Army's Fort Vancouver - dubbed the "Garrison Boys" by the press - played the Occidental Base Ball Club of Vancouver, with the soldiers winning by a score of 45 to 5.

"Our match with not be an exact repeat of this historic game, in order to spare our participants the task of running around the bases so many times," joked Park Ranger Robert Gutierrez, the event organizer, "but we can assure the crowd that it will be a lot of fun and all will adhere to the code of conduct of the time. If not," he said with a smile, "the umpire may very well levy some fines."

To learn more about early baseball history in Vancouver, please download the park's historic resource study The National Game is Decidedly 'On the Fly'": The Rise of Organized Base Ball in the Portland and Vancouver Area in 1867 at http://go.usa.gov/5cmh

Cost: Free!

What: 1860s Vintage Base Ball Match Game, Sherman Base Ball Club of Fort Vancouver vs. Occidental Base Ball Club of Vancouver

Who: Staff and volunteers at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Food and beverages by The Friends of Fort Vancouver and The Nomad: Weird and Worldly Weiners

Where: Historic Parade Ground at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, a unit of the National Park System.

Free parking is available at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Visitor Center, 1501 E. Evergreen Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661, along the Park Road, and along E. Fifth Street between Fort Vancouver Way and East Reserve St.

Food and beverages will be available for sale from The Friends of Fort Vancouver and The Nomad: Weird and Worldly Weiners

When: 6:00 pm, Saturday, July 25, 2015
Oregon CAP To Conduct State Wide Exercise (Photo)
Oregon Civil Air Patrol - 07/22/15
Specially equipped Cessna 182 search aircraft will be used by the Oregon CAP for it's state wide exercise
Specially equipped Cessna 182 search aircraft will be used by the Oregon CAP for it's state wide exercise
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Portland, OR -

The Oregon wing of the Civil Air Patrol will be conducting a state wide exercise this coming weekend, July 25-26 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 LtCol Rosenberg. 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.

The Oregon CAP has been credited with 5 search finds and 2 lives saved so far this year by the United States Air Force Rescue Coordination Center on actual search missions.

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. PLEASE RSVP so we know if you will be coming to thomtra@aol.com


Attached Media Files: Specially equipped Cessna 182 search aircraft will be used by the Oregon CAP for it's state wide exercise
Charity Golf Tournament Provides the Gift of Sight and Hearing
Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation - 07/22/15
Charity Golf Tournament Provides the Gift of Sight and Hearing

Portland, OR (July 16, 2015) - On Monday, August 17th, the Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation (OLSHF) will host its annual Liberty Mutual Invitation (LMI) Golf Tournament at Stone Creek Golf Course in Oregon City. This tournament benefits OLSHF's sight and hearing healthcare assistance programs. Funds raised through the Invitational will provide health screenings, sight and hearing surgeries and treatments, and eyeglasses for those in need.

Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. and tee off time is 1:30 p.m. Teams can still register for the tournament by contacting Allison Culver at the number above. The four-player scramble format offers three flight options: Sight Scramble, Lions Flight, and Pinehurst Flight. The winning team from Pinehurst Flight qualifies for THE PLAYERS Championship in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Every player receives over $250 in tee prizes including an Adidas Climachill Polo Shirt.

Any team that registers also receives $800 worth of WinCo Portland Open tickets. The WinCo
Portland Open will be held at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Course and runs from August 24th through
August 30th.

Local businesses can increase their visibility by securing a sponsorship for the event at which OLSHF expects 150 attendees. Exclusive tee sponsorships are still available as well as hole sponsorships. Please contact OLSHF for more details on how a business can benefit as well as provide support for its sight and hearing programs.

About OLSHF: Our mission is to screen, treat, save and restore sight and hearing for those in
need. Last year, 160,219 people were screened statewide through our Mobile Health Screening
Program, 98% of which were children. OLSHF recently launched its own Optical Finishing Lab
and we edge new eyeglasses for people who qualify. To date, we built over 45 new eyeglasses
for people in need. We also provide the gift of sight to people in developing countries with
nearly 72,000 eyeglasses shipped and distributed through international mission work. Please
visit www.olshf.org or www.facebook.com/olshf to learn more about our programs!

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Keizer Man Indicted On Murder
Marion Co. Dist. Attorney's Office - 07/22/15
Christopher Marquis Lauderdale (date of birth 9/30/1987) was arraigned today at the Marion County Court Annex before the Honorable Donald D. Abar on an indictment alleging Murder with a Firearm for the death of Roderick Adams on July 9, 2015. The indictment also charges Mr. Lauderdale with Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Attempted Felon in Possession of a Firearm. A criminal investigation led by the Salem Police Department has been ongoing since.

Lauderdale is currently being held at the Marion County Jail without bail. The matter has been assigned to the Honorable Vance D. Day. The case will be before Judge Day on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 1:10 p.m. for a status conference at the Marion County Courthouse located at 100 High Street in Salem.

Murder is an unclassified felony in Oregon and carries a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment with a minimum of 25 years.

As this case is pending, the Marion County District Attorney's Office will not release further details at this time.
Nominate for 2015 Oregon Governor's Volunteer Awards
Oregon Housing and Community Services - 07/22/15
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Kathleen Joy, Oregon Volunteers
(503) 725-8037
kathleen@oregonvolunteers.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 2015

Last Two Weeks to Nominate for 2015 Oregon Governor's Volunteer Awards

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Governor's Volunteer Awards, conducted by Oregon Volunteers Commission for Voluntary Action and Service. These awards distinguish individuals, programs and organizations for creating positive change through volunteerism across the state. Thanks to the generous support of Wells Fargo, our event presenting sponsor, a cash award of up to $500 will be given to a non-profit chosen by each state and regional volunteer award recipient.

"I am inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s call to action," said Governor Kate Brown. Dr. King said "Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love."

"I believe Oregon is great," continued Governor Brown, "because so many Oregonians serve their communities by volunteering their time and expertise. I want to call on all Oregonians to nominate outstanding volunteers throughout Oregon for this year's Governor's Volunteer Awards."

Governor's Volunteer Awards information and the nomination form are online at www.oregonvolunteers.org/events/gva. There is no cost to enter a nomination. The nomination deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 2, 2015.

The awards are given at both the regional and statewide levels in the following categories:
- Adult Volunteer or Duo (age 19-64)
- Elder Volunteer or Duo (age 65 or better)
- Youth Volunteer or Duo (age 18 and younger)
- Lifetime Achievement (individual or duo - at least 10 years of service in Oregon)
- Youth Volunteer Program
- Small Business Volunteer Program (15 or fewer employees)
- Large Business Volunteer Program (16+ employees)
- Community Based Volunteer Program
- Statewide Business Volunteer Program (any size - active in 3 or more regions)
- Statewide Community Based Volunteer Program (active in 3 or more regions)
- AmeriCorps Alumni (recognizes the volunteer efforts of members AFTER they have completed a year of AmeriCorps service)

Through an intense review process, award recipients will be chosen and then honored at a luncheon October 12, 2015, at the Salem Conference Center.

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Vancouver Police investigate shooting (Update 2: Suspect arrest charges)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 07/22/15
Update 2

The juvenile suspect was booked into the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center for Attempt Murder I and Reckless Endangerment. He made first appearance in court this morning. His next scheduled court date will be Friday July 24,2015.



Update 1

The suspect in this case is currently in custody and being interviewed by detectives.

No further information is expected to be released related to this case tonight.



Vancouver, Wash. - On July 21, 2015 at approximately 5:45 p.m. Vancouver Police responded to a disturbance at a residence in the 3400 block of NE 130th Avenue. The incident involved a 16 year old male who got into a dispute with his step-father and subsequently shot the stepfather through a bedroom door and fled the residence. The victim's injuries appear to be non-life threatening.

Vancouver Police are attempting to locate the suspect, who is believed to still be armed. He is a 16 year old black male last seen wearing black and red shorts and no shirt.

No further information is available at this time.





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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.
Salem Police Investigating Early Morning Shooting
Salem Police Dept. - 07/22/15
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Salem Police detectives are currently investigating an early-morning shooting that occurred in northeast Salem.

Salem Police officers were called to 4589 Burlington Loop NE at 2:59 am on a report of a subject with a gunshot wound. Officers arrived and found 26-year old Gurpreet Singh of Salem with a gunshot wound. He was transported to Salem Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

An involved subject is currently being interviewed by detectives. No arrests have been made.

This investigation is in its early stages, and further information will be released as it becomes available.
Oregon Folklife Network to receive National Endowment for the Arts Grant Award
Oregon Arts Commission - 07/22/15
[Eugene, OR]-- Through its grant-making to thousands of nonprofits each year, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) promotes opportunities for people in communities across America to experience the arts and exercise their creativity.

In the second major grant announcement of fiscal year 2015, the NEA will make a $30,000 award to the Oregon Folklife Network to continue its ongoing statewide Folklife Survey which began in 2013. The NEA will make 1,023 awards totaling $74.3 million nationwide in this funding round.

NEA Chairman Jane Chu said, "The NEA is committed to advancing learning, fueling creativity, and celebrating the arts in cities and towns across the United States. Funding these new projects like the one from Oregon Folklife Network represents an investment in both local communities and our nation's creative vitality."

OFN's Executive Director, Riki Saltzman, commented, "We are thrilled to have this support to continue our documentation of Oregon's living cultural heritage. This award will fund Oregon's folklife survey in Union, Wallowa, Baker, Grant, Wheeler, Crook and Deschutes counties."

During the next year, through July 2016, the Oregon Folklife Network will work with veteran folklorist Douglas Manger to identify culture keepers in eastern Oregon. Manger will also be mentoring emerging folklorists as he documents regional, ethnic, and occupational folklore of Asian, Latino, and European groups as well as such occupations as ranching, logging, mining, hunting, railroad and orchard working, farming, fishing, and other waterways traditions along with foodways, music, quilting, rodeo-related activities, cowboy poetry, saddle making, trapping, storytelling, and more.

The OFN's statewide survey has so far identified over 80 folk and traditional artists in 11 counties along the Columbia River Gorge and Southern Oregon as well as at the Klamath Tribes, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, the Confederated Tribes of Umatilla, and the Burns Paiute. OFN not only preserves this documentation in archives for research and education, but partners with local and state organizations to refer tradition bearers and folk artists for programs in parks, arts organizations, libraries, or festivals.

Please contact Riki Saltzman, riki@uoregon.edu, or Emily West, eafanado@uoregon.edu, by email or phone 541-346-3820, if you know of folks who should be contacted.

To join the Twitter conversation about this announcement, please use #NEASpring2015. For more information on projects included in the NEA grant announcement, go to arts.gov
Hillsboro's Economy Continues to Climb: More than $554 Million in New Construction in FY 2014-15 (Photo)
City of Hillsboro - 07/22/15
Construction continues on three mixed-use buildings in the Platform District near the Orenco MAX Station in Hillsboro.
Construction continues on three mixed-use buildings in the Platform District near the Orenco MAX Station in Hillsboro.
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Hillsboro, Oregon - Economic growth in the City of Hillsboro continued at a brisk pace in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014-15 as the Hillsboro Building Department recorded significant activity for new single- and multi-family homes, as well as new commercial and industrial construction.

For FY 14-15, which ended June 30, the Hillsboro Building Department reported new construction projects valued at more than $554 million. The addition of more than 200 single-family homes and 380 multi-family housing units combined to account for more than $106 million in new construction value.

The new residential projects will increase housing options at a time when the City of Hillsboro is experiencing high demand and an all-time low vacancy rate. With tens of thousands of Hillsboro employees commuting to work from outside the City, more families and individual workers are looking to live in Hillsboro in part because of its employment opportunities, quality recreation and amenities, and overall livability.

Intel's expansion accounted for 40 percent of new construction value in FY 14-15, totaling $222 million. Other commercial and industrial projects created an additional $173.4 million in property value.

"With 20 new commercial and industrial buildings starting construction in FY 14-15, it's clear that Hillsboro is a great place to grow your business," said Melanie Adams, Director of the Hillsboro Building Department.

The positive activity in FY 14-15 follows a record-shattering year for building development in Hillsboro. During FY 13-14, the Hillsboro Building Department recorded nearly $2 billion in new project construction, led by more than $1.5 billion in Intel expansion projects, including the development of D1X and MOD-2. Looking ahead to the future, Adams expects the trend to continue.

"Our residential market has been and will continue to be strong in the coming years as construction begins in South Hillsboro, where we look to welcome up to 20,000 new residents into vibrant new neighborhoods that are complete, connected, and green."

Read more:
www.Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/index.aspx?appType=5&recordid=1533
www.Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/SouthHillsboro
www.Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Building

About the City of Hillsboro: Now Oregon's fifth largest city, with 95,310 people, Hillsboro is helping to grow Oregon's future - from microprocessors to vital industries, centers of commerce and green spaces. Hillsboro is a well-planned, affordable hometown with a strong economic base and one of the state's most diverse populations. It is the high tech corridor for the state and home to a broad range of businesses, large and small, including Oregon's largest employer, Intel. It also has the second busiest airport in the state and the fifth largest school district. Learn more at www.Hillsboro-Oregon.gov.


Attached Media Files: Construction continues on three mixed-use buildings in the Platform District near the Orenco MAX Station in Hillsboro.
Art Unveiling in Old Town (Photo)
Innovative Housing, Inc. - 07/22/15
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PORTLAND, Ore. - At 4:47 pm on Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 a series of artworks commemorating early occupants of Old Town will be unveiled in the former Erickson Saloon Building at 9 NW 2nd Avenue. As part of its historic restoration and repurposing of the Erickson Saloon, Innovative Housing approached James Harrison about creating artwork that would help keep alive the myths, stories, and influence of this legendary Portland establishment. Recognizing the importance of this project to the cultural underpinnings of our City, James assembled an accomplished team of artists to develop pieces that live up to the larger than life tales of August Erickson's Workingman's Saloon.

The team approached their work by combining functionality, beauty, and storytelling. They were tasked with curating a community space that would welcome the buildings' newest residents and creating a place where people could gather comfortably. The artists also needed to visually tell the tale of Erickson's Saloon and the people who passed through its doors - the lumbermen, sailors, railyard workers, businessmen, and women who made Portland what it was in the 1800 and 1900's.

When viewing the finished artwork, visitors will see many interactive pieces - almost like characters in an opera - that speak to the mythology surrounding the place. The artist team used artifacts from the buildings and recast them so that they could continue to tell a story into the future. Different elements represent various roles of the players - men, women, wilderness, and "civilization." From the campfire that doubles as a lounge area to the baldachino created out of a salvaged skylight and the skyward-reaching barrel column, each piece has function while also recognizing the rich history of these buildings and the people who occupied them.

James Harrison is a sculptor with 25 years of professional experience making large strange things for developers and public art agencies.
Dave Laubenthal is a public artist, designer, educator, and creative director.
Evan Holt is an artist, finish carpenter, and custom furniture maker.
Doug Kenck-Crispin is a public historian who researches and writes about legendary stories of the Pacific Northwest. He also co-produces the podcast series Kick Ass Oregon History.
Natalie Ball is an Indigenous artist who examines internal and external discourses that shape Indian identity through contemporary installation art.


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Music in Small Spaces Presents Hawaiian Dance and Culture in Beaverton (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 07/22/15
Music in Small Spaces will present Hawaiian dance and culture by the O.H.A.N.A. Foundation on Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Beaverton City Library. (Photo courtesy of Music in Small Spaces)
Music in Small Spaces will present Hawaiian dance and culture by the O.H.A.N.A. Foundation on Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Beaverton City Library. (Photo courtesy of Music in Small Spaces)
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BEAVERTON, Ore. - Music in Small Spaces, sponsored by the Beaverton Arts Commission, will present "Hawaiian Dance and Culture" on Saturday, Aug. 8, at 2 p.m. in the Beaverton City Library auditorium, 12375 SW Fifth St.


The O.H.A.N.A. Foundation will present musicians, dancers and chanters. Attendees can learn about the history and meaning of hula and chanting. O.H.A.N.A. will also host a Hawaiian craft fair on the same day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at City Park next to the Beaverton Farmers Market. To learn more, visit www.ohanafoundationpdx.org/.


This concert is supported by the Beaverton Arts Commission, the Cultural Coalition of Washington County, and the Oregon Cultural Trust. Tickets are $16 for adults, $11 for seniors and students, and free for kids 12 and under. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit www.musicinsmallspaces.org. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.


ABOUT BEAVERTON ARTS COMMISSION
The city's arts commission contributes significantly to the quality of life in Beaverton by presenting artistic and cultural events that celebrate community values and help connect residents to their artistic and cultural heritage. In recent years, the call for a performing arts center in Beaverton has grown. An arts and culture center in Beaverton would provide an inclusive gathering place where arts, culture and performances can flourish. To learn more about this project, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/ACC.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press for cities more than 75,000). Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Silver Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.


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


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Attached Media Files: Music in Small Spaces will present Hawaiian dance and culture by the O.H.A.N.A. Foundation on Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Beaverton City Library. (Photo courtesy of Music in Small Spaces)
Motorycle Crash Near Maupin Takes Life Of Clackamas County Man (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 07/22/15
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On July 21, 2015 just after 8:00PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a motorcycle crash on Highway 216 near milepost 14 in Wasco County (west of Maupin).

Preliminary information indicates that a 2008 Honda Motorcycle operated by Guy F MEDGIN, age 48, of Mulino, was traveling westbound on Highway 216 when he failed to negotiate a curve. MEDGIN was ejected from his motorcycle and was pronounced deceased upon arrival of emergency crews.

According to a witness, MEDGIN had been traveling at a high rate of speed just prior to the crash. OSP was assisted by the Wasco County District Attorney's Office and the Wasco County Sheriff's Department. The investigation is continuing and more information will be released when it is available.


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UPDATE #2: Major Crash Team Responding to Investigate a Fatal Crash on Foster Road at 158th Avenue (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/22/15
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The driver killed in yesterday's crash on Southeast Foster Road has been identified as 37-year-old Todd Lane of Aloha, Oregon. Mr. Lane was driving a black 2000 Toyota Celica.

The driver injured has been identified as 54-year-old Kyle Anne Baker of Milwaukie, Oregon. Ms. Baker was driving a gray 1998 Toyota 4Runner.

Investigators learned that Mr. Lane was driving eastbound on Foster Road, tailgating and failing to maintain his lane. At 158th Avenue, Mr. Lane crossed over the center line and crashed into Ms. Baker, who was driving westbound on Foster Road.

Investigators do not believe speed was a factor in the crash.

Ms. Baker was not impaired and cooperated fully with investigators. The Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy on Mr. Lane and will send blood samples for toxicology testing, which is expected to take several weeks.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene to the Portland Police Bureau's Rivergate Vehicle Storage for further investigation.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact Officer Chris Johnson at 503-823-2213, chris.johnson@portlandoregon.gov.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

Southeast Foster Road has reopened to all traffic after this evening's fatal traffic crash.

The driver killed in the crash is a 37-year-old male. The driver injured in the crash is a 54-year-old woman. Their names will be released on Wednesday.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation and updates will be provided on Wednesday.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Tuesday July 21, 2015, at 3:22 p.m., East Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a head-on vehicle crash on Southeast Foster Road at 158th Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived at the scene and located multiple injured parties. One person has been transported to a Portland hospital with serious injuries and another is deceased at the scene.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation into the crash.

Southeast Foster Road is closed from Barbara Welch Road to 162nd Avenue and will remain so for several hours.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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City Council Approves Technology Upgrade Project for SMART and Water Pipeline Agreement
City of Wilsonville - 07/22/15
WILSONVILLE, OR -- On July 20, 2015, the Wilsonville City Council approved a request by the City's transit agency, South Metro Area Regional Transit (SMART), to enter into a contract to purchase technology services that enhance the efficiency of both the fixed route and Dial-a-Ride services. Once installed, the new technology allows transit riders to identify the location of buses in real-time from a mobile device or computer. The new technology software-hardware package also improves dispatch scheduling, reporting/feedback and on-board announcement systems. The system upgrades are to be installed over the next five years, with federal grants covering 80% of the $285,999 project cost.

The Council also approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Tualatin Valley Water District and the City of Hillsboro that governs how the partners will collaborate to build a portion of the regional water pipeline along the Kinsman Road extension between Barber Street and Boeckman Road in Wilsonville slated for construction next year. The estimated $1 billion, 30-mile pipeline that is to run north through Wilsonville from the City's Willamette River Water Treatment Plant to Hillsboro is projected to be operational in 2026.

Related to the construction of the Kinsman Road extension, the City Council approved acquisition of a remnant parcel and additional right-of-way easements needed for the road extension.

In preparation for a potential advisory vote in November on forming a new Urban Renewal District in the Coffee Creek Industrial Area, the Council held a public hearing to approve minor changes to City Code that ensure consistency with state election law and ballot measure-filing requirements. The Council also continued the decision on whether or not to hold a November advisory vote on forming the new Coffee Lake Industrial District to the next City Council meeting on August 3 in order to first allow more time to complete research and analysis on the proposed urban renewal area.

During the meeting the Council also approved a new, two-year collective bargaining agreement with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 503, which represents SMART drivers and other staff.

At work session prior to the City Council meeting, the Council heard reports from staff and consultants and discussed several matters, including proposed Coffee Creek Industrial Area Form Based Code and recent state legislative enactments pertaining to implementing Ballot Measure 91 that legalized the production and sale of recreational marijuana.

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Electric Avenue shifts location to PGE Headquarters; More and faster EV charging now offered in Downtown Portland
PGE - 07/22/15
WHAT: Grand opening event for Electric Avenue, an urban hub of public electric car charging. The facility has been relocated from the Portland State University Campus and improved with more, faster charging equipment that accommodates all electric cars available today in Oregon. Electric Avenue at PGE will provide drivers with four dual-standard DC Quick Charging stations and two high-power Level 2 stations. There are six charging spots; cars pay to park at regular City of Portland rates ($1.60/hr.).

WHERE: PGE Headquarters at 1 World Trade Center
121 SW Salmon Street
Portland, OR 97204
Event will be on the sidewalk level at SW 1st and Salmon Street

WHEN: Tuesday, July 28 10:00 - 10:20 AM

WHO: Brief remarks and ribbon cutting by:
Jim Piro, president and CEO of Portland General Electric.
Wim Wiewel, president of Portland State University. PSU was host of the original Electric Avenue location and research partner in the project.
Steve Novick, Portland city commissioner (transportation). The City of Portland was a project partner in the original Electric Avenue location and supported the move.

WHY: Electric car adoption is growing rapidly and the estimated 4,000 EV drivers in the Portland area need a place to plug in downtown. Electric Avenue - a busy downtown EV charging spot - had to move or close due to the construction of a new building at PSU. PGE and World Trade Center Properties, with support from PSU and the City of Portland, stepped up to rehome this essential part of Portland's innovative transportation landscape.

MEDIA: Contact Stan Sittser, 503-464-8271 office, Stan.Sittser@pgn.com for additional details and to schedule one-on-ones.

FREE ICE CREAM CONES from Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
PGE and Ben & Jerry's support New Avenues for Youth workforce development programs


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Attached Media Files: 2015-07/101/86378/Electric_Aveune_at_PGE_Media_Advisory_FINAL_7.22.15.pdf
Oregon City National Night Out
Oregon City Police Dept. - 07/22/15
On Tuesday, August 4th, residents throughout Oregon City are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 32nd Annual National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the Oregon City Police Department, will involve over 16,540 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. In all, over 38.1 million people are expected to participate in "America's Night Out Against Crime". NNO 2015 corporate sponsors are ADT, Nextdoor.com, Associa and FunFlicks.

National Night Out is deigned to: (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

From 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM on August 4th, residents throughout Oregon City are invited to join the Oregon City Police Department at Mt. Pleasant, located at 1232 Linn Avenue (future site of the new Oregon City Police Department) for a fun evening of local music entertainment by Brady Goss, sponsored by Trails End Saloon here in Oregon City. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy an evening with your local law enforcement. Vendor and Food booths available. BBQing by Beavercreek Cooperative Telephone.

For more information on NNO please contact Community Outreach and Crime Prevention at 503-496-1681 or by email cwadsworth@orcity.org.
Red Cross Responds to McMinnville Home Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/22/15
Red Cross disaster action team volunteers this morning responded to a single-family home fire in the 200 block of NE Dunn Pl, in McMinnville, OR. This event affected two adults and six children. Red Cross provided food, clothes, shoes, lodging, infant supplies, a crib and linens, and information about recovery services.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in communities across Oregon and southwest Washington. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 to schedule an appointment.

Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. Take a few moments to review your family's exit plan should there be a fire in your home. This information, and more, is available at www.redcross.org or in a free Prepare! Resource Guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://rdcrss.org/1zq8XW6.
Oregon Virtual Academy
Oregon Virtual Academy - 07/22/15
Regular meeting of the Board of Directors July 27, 2015.
OSP Continuing Shooting Investigation - Josephine County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 07/22/15
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On July 21, 2015 at about 6:00PM, OSP Troopers and the Josephine County Sheriff's Department responded to the report of a menacing at 808 Placer Road in Sunny Valley. An initial 911 call to Josephine County 911 indicated that the caller had a gun pointed at him. While troopers were responding, information came in that shots had been fired and two people had been shot.

Upon arriving on scene, emergency personnel found two males suffering from gunshot wounds. Brian LEQUE, age 42, and Robert GREINKE, age 41, both of Sunny Valley, were suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Preliminary investigation reveals that both LEQUE and GREINKE reside at the same residence and are neighbors to Donald W BARRETT, age 65. A disturbance occurred which resulted in BARRETT shooting LEQUE and GREINKE. BARRETT was subsequently arrested and lodged at the Josephine County Jail for two counts of Assault I and two counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

This is an ongoing investigation and further information will be released when it is available.


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Crews Extinguish 1 Alarm Fire at SW Portland Home (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 07/22/15
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At 3:59am a passer-by called 911 to report the side of a house and fence was on fire at a Southwest Portland home near the streets of SW Timberline Drive and SW Garden View Avenue. On arrival TVF&R firefighters found flames burning the south side of the home, as well as heavy smoke and fire coming from the 2nd story windows. Firefighters initiated a quick attack on the fire, while conducting a search of the home as the same time. Crews were able to get knockdown of the fire in approximately 20 minutes and prevent the fire from spreading to a neighboring house just 14 feet away.

A single female was home at the time of the fire and was able to escape with no injuries. She said she had gotten up to use the restroom when she noticed flames outside her bedroom window and quickly exited the home.

A TVF&R Fire Investigator is working on scene to determined fire cause and origin. No injuries were reported. TVF&R was assisted by Portland Engine 16.

TVF&R wants to remind the community that working smoke alarms save lives. Take time to test your alarm today and create a family escape plan to ensure your loved ones can safely get out in the event of a fire!


Attached Media Files: Charred Exterior Siding , Firefighter Looking for Hot Spots
Family Displaced by Residential Fire in McMinnville
McMinnville Fire Dept. - 07/22/15
McMinnville Fire Department received a report of a residential structure fire at 230 NE Dunn Place at 0507 this morning. Responding units arrived to find smoke coming from the south side of a duplex and occupants evacuated. Firefighters had to gain access to the attic crawl space to extinguish the fire completely. McMinnville Fire Department responded with 6 apparatus and 20 personnel to the scene. The Red Cross was notified and will be assisting the family of 6 that was displaced from the Fire.
The occupant received a minor burn to his hand in attempting to put out the fire.
Damage is to the outside rear of house and spread into the attic. Cause of the Fire is still under investigation.
The Last operations units were cleared at 0631.
Lineman Rodeo tests speed, safety, skills and strength July 25 in Gresham: Free event open to the public -- fun for the whole family
PGE - 07/22/15
WHAT: 22nd Annual Pacific Northwest Lineman Rodeo

Professional electric utility linemen from around the region will test their speed, safety, skill and strength for top ranking at the annual Pacific Northwest Lineman Rodeo. Teams will compete in challenging events that mimic real-life situations, like transformer replacement and hurt-man rescue, and more light-hearted tests of skill, like the pole climb with a raw egg.

While competitions for linemen and apprentices take top billing at this event, the rodeo offers lots of fun for the whole family including bucket truck rides, face painting and pole climbing for non-linemen. There's free parking and refreshments available for purchase.

Proceeds from an auction and door-prize raffle at the rodeo benefit the Oregon Burn Center at Legacy Emanuel Hospital & Health Center. The rodeo's goal is to present a check of at least $10,000 to the center each year.

WHO: More than 90 linemen and apprentices on 22 teams from Oregon, Washington, Arizona and other western states are participating.

IBEW Local 125, IBEW Local 659, PGE, Pacific Power, Clark Public Utilities, and utility contractor Potelco, Inc. sponsor the event, considered one of the most challenging lineman rodeos in the country.

WHEN: Saturday, July 25, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Pacific Northwest Lineman Rodeo is open to the public, and admission is free.

WHERE: PGE Linneman Substation, 3450 W. Powell Blvd., Gresham

WHY: Friendly competition to demonstrate and reward the highest standards of quality and safety in the linemen profession and raise money for the Oregon Burn Center. For more information about the event, visit nwlinemanrodeo.com.


Attached Media Files: Lineman Rodeo comes to Gresham 7/25
07/21/15
Eugene Man Loses Life In Motorcycle Crash - Lane County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 07/21/15
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On July 21, 2015 at about 12:30PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a motorcycle versus dump truck crash on Highway 99S near Dillard Road (just north of Creswell).

Preliminary information is that a 1979 Mack dump truck towing a dump trailer (both registered to McKenzie Trucking and loaded with crushed rock) was traveling southbound on Highway 99S when it turned eastbound onto Dillard Road and into the path of a northbound 2006 Suzuki motorcycle. The motorcyclist, Kevin K PESCHEL, age 43, of Eugene, collided with the right front corner of the truck and was seriously injured. PESCHEL was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

The driver of the truck, Adam J METTEER, age 29, of Springfield, was not injured and is cooperating with the investigation. OSP was assisted by the Lane County Sheriff's Department, South Lane Fire and EMS, and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it is available.


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Injured Wildland Fire Fighter Rescued
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 07/21/15
Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon reports on Monday July 20, at 10:10pm, the Sheriff's Office received a call from the U.S. Forest Service requesting assistance from Linn County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue for an injured Wildland fire fighter. Michael Lee Burri, 31 years old from Estacada, sustained a broken leg while working with a 21 person Mount Hood Initial Attack Fire Team that had been fighting a small fire near road 11 off Quartzville road.

Sweet Home Fire Department paramedics initially were dispatched to the scene. Two medics hiked in approximately 3 miles to Burri. Once on scene, they recognized an air rescue would be the safest way to remove Burri.

Linn County SAR worked in coordination with Oregon Air National Guard to get a United States Coast Guard helicopter to the area to attempt a rescue. The Coast Guard helicopter arrived in the area at 03:00am. As the Coast Guard helicopter attempted to land, air from the blades caused the fire to quickly stir up. The fire, along with the rough terrain, made the rescue not possible. The Coast Guard helicopter did not attempt another rescue.

Linn County SAR had been on standby up until this point and now responded to the trailhead. They cleared a secondary landing zone for a helicopter. At day light, a National Parks Service MD 900 helicopter, out of Redmond, was successfully able to air lift Burri out. They had to use a rope and harness because the helicopter was not able to land. Burri was taken to the secondary landing area, loaded into the helicopter, and then transported to the Albany Municipal Airport. Burri was transferred to an Albany Fire Department ambulance and taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis.

Linn County Sheriff's Office had a total of 18 members from SAR involved with the operation, along with 2 members from the Sweet Home Fire Department. Other agencies involved were the U.S. Forest Service, United States Coast Guard, and the National Parks Service.
Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a boat accident on the Willamette river. (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 07/21/15
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At approximately 7:40 this evening PF&R responded to a report of a boat accident. When crew arrived they found four patients in a 16' aluminum boat with front end damage. Two patients with minor injuries were taken to shore via rescue craft. The remaining two patients with more severe injuries were taken to shore via the rescue boat.

The boat was going 30mph when it struck the Hawthorne Bridge, as reported by a Police Officer. The two teenage female patients where transported to Doernbecher Hospital. The two male patients were transported to OHSU, one of which was entered into the trauma system due to facial injuries and a possible neck injury. Patients were transported in stable condition.


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Sheriff Jason Myers Promotes Two Sergeants to Lieutenant (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/21/15
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Today friends, family and co-workers gathered as Sheriff Jason Myers administered the oath of office to his two newest Lieutenants. The ceremony was commenced in the court yard located at the Marion County Jail.

Lieutenant Nick Hunter will be assigned to our Enforcement Division and Lieutenant Jay Bergmann to our Parole and Probation Division. Please help us in congratulating our newest Lieutenants in their promotion and wishing them well in their new career path.


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UPDATE: Detectives Seeking Public's Help to Locate Hayden Island Robbery Suspect (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/21/15
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The suspect in this case has been identified by Portland Police Bureau Robbery detectives and is currently receiving medical treatment at a secure medical facility.

He has not been arrested and his name will not be released at this time.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Monday July 20, 2015, at 1:33 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Plaid Pantry, located at 1465 North Hayden Island Drive.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victim who told police that the suspect was armed with a knife and demanded money. He left the store without obtaining any money and made statements about wanting to be shot by police.

Multiple officers, including a Police K-9, searched the area but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-to-late 20s, 6'2" tall, 160 pounds, brown shaggy hair and a beard.

A surveillance image from Plaid Pantry is being released to assist with this investigation.

Anyone seeing this suspect should immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information should contact Detective Ken Reynolds at 503-823-0407, kenneth.reynolds@portlandoregon.gov.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015 Special Session Meeting Agenda
Parkrose Sch. Dist. - 07/21/15
The Parkrose Board of Education of School District No. 3, Multnomah County, Oregon, will convene in a Special Session Meeting on Thursday, July 23, 2015 in the Boardroom at the Parkrose District Office located at 10636 NE Prescott Street, Portland, Oregon at the hour of 6:00p.m. The Board will participate in a three hour school board professional development training facilitated by Spencer Lewis from the Oregon School Boards Association. The agenda is posted on the Parkrose School District Website at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1000205.
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Returning This August
Woloshin Communications - 07/21/15
July 21, 2015
Two ALS patients who co-founded the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, together with fifteen ALS organizations, announced today a collaborative effort to launch the Challenge again this August. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge became a global phenomenon in 2014 and raised $220 million globally for ALS research and patient care.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as motor neuron disease (MND), is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that leads to paralysis, due to the death of motor neurons in the spinal cord and brain. There is no known cure for the disease. However, as a result of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in 2014 significant new investments in research on the causes of and potential treatments for ALS have been made.
Co-founders Pat Quinn and Pete Frates will kick off this year's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on July 31 in Boston. The two ALS patients, their families and a steering committee of nonprofits have been working together since last year and are putting the final touches on a special launch event. A dedicated website - www.alsicebucketchallenge.org - was unveiled today to inform people about ALS and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and to make it easier for them to donate to an ALS organization of their choosing.
"Last year gave the ALS community hope for the first time in a long time," said Quinn, who lives in Yonkers, N.Y., and was diagnosed with ALS two years ago. "But we still need the public's help to keep the momentum going. We plan to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge again this August and every August until we find a cure."
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a viral video phenomenon that soaked the nation and the world for the first time in August 2014. A person dumps a bucket of ice and water over his or her head, challenging three friends to either do the same, donate to the ALS charity of their choice, or both. More than 17 million videos of people taking the challenge were posted on Facebook alone last year. These videos were watched by 440 million people a total of 10 billion times.
"The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge represents all that's great about this country - it's about fun, friends, family, and it makes a difference to all of us living with ALS," said Frates, who lives in Beverly, Mass., and was diagnosed with ALS when he was 27 years old. "I am so proud that ALS organizations have come together to support me and my family and the whole ALS community as we unite to launch this year's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge."
All told the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge led to more than $220 million in donations to ALS-oriented nonprofits, including some of those leading this year's collaborative launch effort. Many of the donations raised by ALS nonprofits during last year's challenge have already been invested or allocated to support new ALS research efforts, increased advocacy, and expanded and improved local care and services for people diagnosed with ALS, their families, and care providers.
This announcement represents the largest coordinated effort of ALS nonprofits to date, and many of the organizations hope to work more closely together not only on awareness and fundraising activities such as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but also on providing crucial patient services and accelerating ALS research.
The ALSIceBucketChallenge.org website was created pro bono by TBWAChiatDay in New York City.
Participating ALS Organizations: The ALS Association, ALS Canada, ALS Hope Foundation, ALS Therapy Development Institute, ALS Worldwide, Answer ALS, International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations, Iron Horse Foundation, Les Turner Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Prize4Life, Project A.L.S., Target ALS, Team Gleason, The Robert Packard Center for ALS Research
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Second Annual Camp Prepare! on August 1 Aims to Get People Prepared for a Major Disaster (Photo)
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/21/15
All it takes is a tent, a disaster kit and a parcel of grass to participate in Camp Prepare!
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Over the past two weeks, much attention has been given to the Cascadia Subduction Zone (https://www.google.com/search?q=new+yorker+cascadia), and the havoc and devastation wreaked by this severe seismic activity. When this quake occurs, you want to be ready!

Camp Prepare! on Saturday, August 1, is a great way to test your disaster kit and see what it would be like to survive after a calamity. Conceived by the American Red Cross Cascades Region in 2014, the event aims to get people to live off their disaster kit for one night by camping out - whether it's pitching a tent in your back yard or packing up your camping gear and heading to a state park. The idea is to spend one night living without the comforts of electricity, running water or technology (with the exception of Red Cross apps).

"There is a lot of overlap in what people have in a preparedness kit and what you would bring on a camping trip," says Melinda McGoldrick, preparedness and partnerships manager for the American Red Cross Cascades Region. "Camp Prepare! is a great reason to update your kits and find out if your current supplies are going to work in a real post-disaster situation."

Common items used for camping such as water, canned food, flashlights, extra batteries and first aid supplies are just a few of the items that should be in a disaster preparedness kit. While the Red Cross recommends at least a three-day supply of food and water, larger disasters may require people to have enough supplies to live comfortably for several weeks as may be the case when the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake hits.

Henry Soderberg, preparedness coordinator for the Southwest Oregon Chapter of the American Red Cross, took part in the first Camp Prepare! He says that having an opportunity to check out his kit in advance to get ready for the camp out was a great way to see what items he needed to add or update. "I camped with other Red Cross team members," says Henry," and we shared food and other items. This really highlighted the importance of being part of a community that is prepared."

To participate and become an official "camper," visit www.redcross.org/campprepare. In addition to camping registration, the website also offers useful information about what belongs in a typical Preparedness Kit and what to do before, during and after common disasters

Participants are encouraged to take photos, post to Facebook, Tweet or share their experience in other ways. Registrants who submit a photo, or post to Facebook and "share" with the Red Cross, will be entered in a drawing for a Red Cross T-shirt!


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 www.redcross.org/cascades. Or, read about Red Cross volunteers at http://redcrosscascade.blogspot.com/.


Attached Media Files: All it takes is a tent, a disaster kit and a parcel of grass to participate in Camp Prepare! , During the first Camp Prepare!, in 2014, Red Cross volunteers group camped at Champoeg Park outside of Newberg to test their disaster kits.
BPA shares new collection of historical films (Photo)
Bonneville Power Administration - 07/21/15
BPA is sharing seven films from the 1950s, '60s,'70s and '80s that showcase the innovation and expertise behind designing, operating and maintaining the Northwest power system.
BPA is sharing seven films from the 1950s, '60s,'70s and '80s that showcase the innovation and expertise behind designing, operating and maintaining the Northwest power system.
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Portland, Ore.- The Bonneville Power Administration is sharing a new collection of movies about the history of energy in the Northwest. "BPA Film Collection, Volume Two, 1950-1987," features five BPA-produced films from the 1950s, '60s,'70s and '80s, plus two bonus films.

BPA is offering a free DVD of the films. To receive a copy, contact the BPA Library and Visitor Center at 800-622-4520 or visitorcenter@bpa.gov. You can also view, share and learn more about the seven films at www.bpa.gov/goto/films.

After promoting the development of the Federal Columbia River Power System and the concept of public power in its earlier films, BPA began telling stories about the challenges and successes of operating the Northwest power grid, and educating the public about the many benefits of its low-cost electricity.

"This chapter of BPA films showcases the innovation and expertise behind designing, operating and maintaining the Northwest power system. And a lot of that equipment is still in use today," says BPA librarian Kaye Silver.

The collection is a highly-anticipated follow-up to "BPA Film Collection, Volume One, 1939-1954," the first group of films from BPA's archives. Since its release last year, BPA has distributed about 3,000 copies to electric utilities, libraries, museums and individuals throughout the Northwest, every corner of the country and beyond. Requests came from as far away as Scotland.

"The first volume was a historian's delight and volume two proves to be just as fascinating," says Laurence Cotton, who specializes in regional history and guides history-themed cruises on the Columbia and Snake Rivers.

The collection opens with "Stringing and Sagging a High-Voltage Transmission Line" (1950), a richly detailed film about power engineering that uses animation, tower models and field footage to show how Bonneville built the largest long-distance transmission system of its kind in the nation. The next BPA movie, "The World Behind Your Light Switch" (1966), explains the thousands of uses of electricity and shows crews repairing power lines in bad weather. It includes footage of the first repair of the underwater cable serving the San Juan Islands, the laying of which was depicted in a 1952 BPA film called "25,000 Volts Under the Sea," part of the first collection.

In 1963, BPA and the Bureau of Reclamation co-produced "Great River," which covers many aspects of delivering electricity and water to the people of the Northwest. A decade later, it was re-released with a new beginning and ending by Portland-area newscaster Ted Bryant. The 1973 version is included in the set.

The final two BPA-produced films in the collection won numerous awards. "Intertie" (1969) showcases the construction of the Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Direct Current Intertie, a high-voltage electric superhighway that helps the two regions balance power needs in the West and share surplus electricity. It features spectacular aerial footage, bluegrass music and time-lapse construction of the Celilo Converter Station, the line's northern terminus in The Dalles, Ore.

Made for Bonneville's 50th anniversary in 1987, "River of Power" is the most comprehensive BPA film. It looks at the geology of the Columbia River Basin and the development of the river, incorporating footage from earlier BPA films. It also features alternate recordings of some of the Columbia River songs written by Woody Guthrie for BPA in 1941.

There are two bonus films in the collection. "Action on the Columbia" (1964) captures the Canadian perspective on the Columbia River Treaty, the international agreement between Canada and the United States that guides the management of water resources and helps prevent major floods. It features spectacular aerial views of the upper Columbia River in British Columbia before the dams went in. With permission of BC Hydro, this film is included in the collection in honor of the 50th anniversary of the treaty.

The collection closes with a rediscovered version of BPA's first film, "Hydro." Vice President Henry Wallace took this shorter version of the 1939 film on a goodwill visit to Russia, Mongolia and China in the spring of 1944. BPA writer-producer Stephen Kahn also screened this version for audiences in New York City. Until recently there was no copy of it in BPA's archives. But last spring, a BPA electrical engineer bought a 16-millimeter reel from an antique store in Vancouver, Wash., which turned out to be the lost international version of "Hydro."

For more information or to host a screening of the films, email BPA librarian Libby Burke at eaburke@bpa.gov. Transcripts of the films are also available.


Attached Media Files: BPA is sharing seven films from the 1950s, '60s,'70s and '80s that showcase the innovation and expertise behind designing, operating and maintaining the Northwest power system. , To receive your free DVD, contact the BPA Library and Visitor Center at 800-622-4520 or visitorcenter@bpa.gov.
Portland Fire & Rescue performs a high angle rope rescue. (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 07/21/15
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At approximately 10:30 this morning PF&R crews responded to a person who had fallen and was suspended about 40 feet in the air. Upon arrival crews climbed the structure and found a man in his mid thirties, lying on a landing with a nonlife-threatening arm injury. While PF&R's high angle rope rescue team was responding firefighters were able to stabilize the patient and prepare him for lowering operations.

Crews were told that the man was pressure washing the structure in preparation for painting. While pressure washing from a metal basket the basket failed and fell to the water. The patient was swung into the landing by his safety harness which kept him from falling to the water. Soon after PF&R's high angle rope rescue team arrived the patient was safely lowered and transported to Emanuel Hospital.


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31st Annual Bike MS to Cycle through the Willamette Valley Countryside July 31 - Aug. 2 (Photo)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Oregon Chapter - 07/21/15
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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, July 21,2015

National MS Society, Oregon Chapter holds recreational cycling event to benefit multiple sclerosis research, support programs

PORTLAND - With 100 Bike MS rides across the U.S. in 2015, there's a Bike MS ride coming soon to Oregon. In the first weekend of August, the 31st annual 2015 Bike MS Willamette Valley takes cyclists on two days of recreational rides through the rolling hills, wildlife preserves, historic towns, and water features of the Willamette Valley countryside.

The 2015 Bike MS Willamette Valley ride kicks off Friday, July 31 at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Oregon with an opening night party and karaoke sing-a-long. On Saturday, Aug. 1, riders of all levels loop anywhere from 33-100 miles, refuel at fully-stocked rest stops, enjoy BBQ, a beer garden, and movie night under the stars. Event participants roll to a close on Sunday, Aug. 2 with a 35 or 50 mile ride and lunch.

Anyone 12 or older is invited to participate. Participants receive free campsites and RV spaces near event festivities (first come, first served), on-route bike repair and safety support, before/after-ride meals and entertainment, and a celebration back at Western Oregon University. Riders cycle with others at their own pace, and gain a sense of accomplishment by crossing a finish line that helps the Society get that much closer to finding a cure.

The 31st annual ride marks one of the largest fundraisers for the National MS Society, Oregon Chapter. Cyclists pay a registration fee of $35 - $95 and commit to raising at least $250. Those raising more than $5,000 are given a pass to all one hundred Bike MS rides across the country. Nearly 75% of what's raised directly funds programs and services to help those impacted by MS lead their best lives, and helps researchers find both a cause and a cure.

As Sheila Mawdsley, Bike MS Willamette Valleys's 2015 "I Ride with MS" co-ambassador says, "You don't have to ride 100 miles--you don't even have to ride 33. Just do what you can and be a part of the synergy created with hundreds of other people wanting to end MS in its tracks. You are important to the cause."

Register for the event at bikeMS.org > Oregon

Where Does the Money Go?

The 2014 Bike MS Willamette Valley ride generated $655,000; the goal for 2015 is $761,000. Our supporters' generous contributions help serve local friends and neighbors affected by MS by: supporting research and training projects aimed at finding the cause of MS, better treatments and a cure. Informing and educating people with MS about a variety of issues through newsletters, publications, education seminars and conferences, and at-home teleconferences. Providing direct support and financial assistance for the FDA-approved medications, medical equipment, counseling services, respite, care management, college scholarships, and other emergency assistance. Supporting emotional health and physical well-being through wellness programs, wellness grants, exercise classes, retreats, a network of self-help groups, a peer support telephone program, and so much more.

What is Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?

Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

Learn More About Bike MS
Visit bikeMS.org > Oregon
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About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS so that they can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost, and end MS forever. In 2014, the Society invested $50.2 million to advance more than 380 research projects around the world. Through our comprehensive nationwide network of programs and services, we also invested $122.2 million to help more than one million individuals affected by MS connect to the people, information and resources needed to live their best lives.

More About the Oregon Chapter

The Oregon Chapter serves more than 8,100 individuals with MS and their families in Oregon and SW Washington. We help people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. The Oregon Chapter was established in 1963.

National MS Society, Oregon Chapter
5331 SW Macadam Ave, Ste. 290
Portland, OR 97239
www.DefeatMS.com

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Attached Media Files: Bike MS Willamette Valley July 31- Aug 2
Sherwood Police Officer Assaulted in Safeway Parking Lot
Sherwood Police Dept. - 07/21/15
On 07/20/15 around 1:45pm, The Sherwood Police Department responded 20685 SW Roy Rogers Rd on a reported distressed dog left in a vehicle. While the officer was speaking with the complainant, the dog owner exited a business establishment and confronted the officer. The dog owner, identified as Jeffrey D. Hagg (54) was very agitated and aggressive with the officer.
Mr. Hagg became confrontational with the officer, pushing him in the chest and eventually striking the officer in the head when he and other officers attempted to take him into custody.
The officer was treated for his injuries and released from a local hospital. The suspect, Mr. Hagg, received treatment for injuries to his face and head and released from a local hospital.
Mr. Hagg has been charged with Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Disorderly Conduct and Harassment. Mr. Hagg was lodged in the Washington County Jail.
The dog was released to a family member at the scene.
Interested in Connecting Better with the Portland Police? We've Got an App for That! (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/21/15
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The Portland Police Bureau has a new app available to better connect the community with the police.

The app is available for both Apple and Android phones and brings together several important links and social media pages into one easy place.

iPhone: http://bit.ly/PPBIOS
Android: http://bit.ly/PPBAndroid

Links include:

News Releases
Crime Maps
Alerts
Crime Stoppers of Oregon
Commendations
Complaints
YouTube
Facebook
Twitter
Crime Prevention
CanYouIDMe?
Official Portland Police Bureau Webpage

The app was developed by MobilePD who has also developed similar apps for the following police agencies:

Mesa (AZ) Police Department
Atlanta (GA) Police Department
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department
Victoria (BC) Police Department

"We are extremely excited to welcome the Portland Police Bureau to the MobilePD family," said Kushyar Kasraie, CEO of MobilePD. "It's our strong belief that this partnership will lead to a safer and more engaged Portland community and we can't wait to see the results."

The app is free to download and is designed to enhance the flow of information to and from the community.

"The Police Bureau actively reaches out to community members through social media and other avenues to talk about crime and provide public safety alerts, what officers are doing in their neighborhood and other Bureau news," said Chief Lawrence P. O'Dea III. "This app is a way for people to access all of these channels under one umbrella as well as provide feedback to the Independent Police Review Division. In today's modern policing world, we want to be connecting with the community not only in person, but in the places where people are more likely to access our information, such as their smartphone."

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Beware of phone scam targeting utility customers
Pacific Power - 07/21/15
Pacific Power urges customers to verify any phone calls about their account by calling
1-888-221-7070

PORTLAND, Ore. - Pacific Power is warning its customers and the public of a phone scam targeting utility customers in the Northwest where criminals posing as utility customer service agents are trying to get money and steal personal information.

The fraud is occurring nationwide, but recent days have seen an upsurge in the Northwest. The thieves sometimes use sophisticated deceptive tactics that make it appear to Caller ID systems that the scam call is coming from the utility when it is not. If customers receive such a call, hang up and instead call 1-888-221-7070 to verify the call's origins.
Pacific Power call center agents can be reached any time day or night, toll free at 1-888-221-7070. That is the only number to call for any customer service you need or if you suspect a call may not actually be from Pacific Power.

"So far, this has affected a relatively small number of cust
omers, but any customer being taken advantage of in this way is one too many," said Valerie Smith, director of customer service. "We encourage any customer who has been contacted in this manner to report the contact to local law enforcement."

In order to help customers recognize the fraudulent calls, in general, the scam goes like this:
Scammers call residential or business customers demanding payment for overdue bills. Sometimes, the caller tells the intended victim that they owe a specific amount of money. The thief then typically advises the customer to make a payment by going to a local store to purchase a pre-paid card and provide the pre-paid card's code to the phony "agent."
Pacific Power wants customers to be aware that this is a scam and not a legitimate request. Pacific Power does not use these methods. If such a call is received, hang up and call 1-888-221-7070 to inquire about the call with Pacific Power.

When Pacific Power contacts a customer, the representative will always already have the customer's account number. Even then, if you are contacted by phone and have any concerns about the validity of the call, it is always appropriate to let the caller know you prefer to call them back at the utility's published customer service number--1-888-221-7070.
Pacific Power cautions that customers should never provide unsolicited callers or visitors with credit card numbers or any other information that may compromise their financial security.

Anyone receiving such calls or other contact regarding their utility account or bill is encouraged to pay close attention to any information - such as the phone number they are asked to call, a number that appears on caller ID, an address where they're told to send money- and then call 1-888-221-7070 to report the incident to local police and Pacific Power.
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About Pacific Power
Pacific Power provides electric service to more than 730,000 customers in Oregon, Washington and California. The company works to meet growing energy demand while protecting and enhancing the environment. Pacific Power is part of PacifiCorp, one of the lowest-cost electricity producers in the United States, with almost 1.8 million customers in six western states Information about Pacific Power is available on the company's website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, which can be accessed via pacificpower.net.
Early Morning Fire Burns Multiple food carts in Southwest Portland
Portland Fire & Rescue - 07/21/15
At a little after 4:30 this morning Portland Fire crews responded to multiple food carts on fire in Southwest Portland. The food carts were located on SW4th Ave between Hall and College. Fortunately Portland fire station 4 is located at 5th and College so the response time was very short. The fire was quickly brought under control.

4-5 Food carts were burned. An Investigator is on scene. Total damages and a cause are not available at this time.
A PIO is responding to the scene.

Update

Six total food carts were damaged by this mornings fire. Four will likely be a complete loss. These small carts typically run off of propane tanks and two of the tanks continued to leak for more than hour following the fire. This prompted road closures along SW 4th, SW 5th, SW College and SW Hall until 8 a.m.
The Arson Investigation Unit is still considering this fire as under investigation and a dollar value for the loss has not been determined.
Final Update: Multnomah County Search and Rescue activated for lost teenage hiker above Multnomah Falls (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/21/15
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Final Update: The teen hiker was reunited with family at 12:15 a.m. Asked about her hike, she said she continued following the trail up and didn't realize she had gone so far. She received a text from a family member and turned around but it was getting dark and she wasn't sure which way to come back down the trail. After texting with her family and following the trail she found a sign along the trail and relayed that information to her family. Family members said to stay there and let the responding deputies know the information they received from her. Her phone died shortly after receiving the text from her family to stay where she was.

MCSO Trail Hornets located the teen hiker at the Wahkeena Falls Junction. She was not carrying any emergency supplies and was out of water.

The teen hiker assisted searchers in her rescue by remaining on the trail and not leaving the trail trying to get back down. She also stopped and remained at that location after texting her family the information from the sign and did not continue moving down the trails.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office would like to remind anyone contemplating a hike or outing on trails within the Columbia Gorge and other scenic areas to research their route prior to attempting a hike. Be prepared when you depart for a hike and ensure you are carrying the proper equipment when setting out including a map, compass, flashlight, extra food and water, extra clothing, fire starter, knife, first aid kit and signaling device. A GPS and a cell phone with extra battery. Let someone know your plan and when you expect to return so someone knows if you are overdue. Hike with a partner or group. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable visit or hike in the Columbia Gorge scenic areas.

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Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Trail Hornets have located the lost teen hiker on the trail at the Wahkeena Falls junction. She is in good condition and was a little dehydrated. The Trail Hornets gave the hiker some water and are now escorting her down from the trail to be reunited with family.


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This evening, Monday July 20, 2015 at approximately 8:50 p.m. MCSO Deputies responded to Multnomah Falls in the Columbia Gorge after a family member called 911 and reported their 15-year-old sister had gone hiking up to the upper falls a couple of hours ago and had not returned. The caller had also received a text from the hiker who thought she may have taken a wrong trail. MCSO Deputies received information on the way that indicated the hiker may have found their way on to the correct trail and was on the way out. MCSO Deputies arrived at the Multnomah Falls parking area, met with the caller and found the hiker was still not down from the trail.

MCSO Search and Rescue and MCSO Trail Hornets have been activated and are responding to begin Search and Rescue operations. Media staging will be near the command post in the Multnomah Falls lodge parking area.


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One-Alarm Fire Damages Hillsboro Home (Photo)
Hillsboro Fire and Rescue - 07/21/15
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A one-alarm fire heavily damaged a Hillsboro home late Monday (7/20/2015) night leaving several people searching for a new place to live. The fire was reported at 11:06 pm at 209 NE 6th Avenue. A security service and passers-by reported the incident. When firefighters from Hillsboro Fire Department's Main Fire Station arrived, they found heavy fire coming from an attached storage area on the northwest corner of the one-story wood frame residence. From the exterior, they knocked down the main body of the fire and continued inside. Crews searched the home and found no one inside. However, fire had made its way into the attic area. Additional firefighters arrived and ventilated the attic space and assisted in extinguishing the flames. The fire was brought under control in about 15-minutes. There were no injuries.

As many as five people were living in the rented home along with one visitor. However, no one was home when the blaze broke out. A Hillsboro Fire Department chaplain is coordinating any assistance the occupants may need.

A fire investigator is examining the scene and interviewing witnesses to try and determine the cause of the blaze. The damage estimate is placed at $25-thousand dollars.

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07/20/15
Red Cross assists 5 folllowing Vancouver fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/20/15
Red Cross disaster action team volunteers responded to a single-family fire Sunday on the 19000 block of SE 97th Ave. in Vancouver.

The fire affected two adults and three children. Red Cross provided food, clothing, shoes, bedding and linens, comfort kits and recovery information.
Shooting Investigation Underway in East Portland's Glenfair Neighborhood - No Known Injuries (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/20/15
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On Monday July 20, 2015, at 4:35 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a gunfire at 160th Avenue and East Burnside Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to witnesses who described hearing several gunshots and seeing two African American males run from the scene, one armed with a handgun.

The suspect armed with a handgun is described as an African American male, stocky build, cornrowed hair, wearing a white shirt and black shorts.

The second suspect is described as an African American male, lighter skin, 6'5" tall, dread-locked hair, wearing a blue shirt.

Officers located damage to at least two residences at the Tree Crest Apartments, located at 16047 East Burnside Street.

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

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has information should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com 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.

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Red Cross helps three following Beaverton fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/20/15
American Red Cross disaster action team volunteers responded to a single-family fire July 19 on the 18000 block of NW Cornell St. in Beaverton.

The fire affected three adults. Red Cross provided lodging, food, clothing, shoes, comfort kits and recovery information.
Press Release 3: Update City Manager Betz Investigation
Newberg-Dundee Police Dept. - 07/20/15
This afternoon Nancy McDonald, Interim Human Resource Director, Mayor Bob Andrews and Truman Stone, City Attorney - Interim Pro Tem City Manager met with the Oregon State Police to discuss the City Manager investigation. Further information will be provide through the Marion County District Attorney's Office.


Brittney Jeffries
Engineering -IT Program Assistant
City of Newberg
414 E. First Street | PO Box 970 | Newberg OR 97132
brittney.jeffries@newbergoregon.gov
Direct: 503.537.1273 | Fax: 503.537.1277
Burglary Suspect Arrested In Harrisburg
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 07/20/15
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports his deputies assisted the Lane County Sheriff's Office with the apprehension of a home invasion burglary suspect on Sommerville Place in Harrisburg.

Yesterday at 10:01 A.M. Linn County deputies arrived at a home located on Sommerville Place to assist the Lane County Sheriff's Office with locating a home invasion burglary suspect, 39-year-old James David Reese, a transient from Lane County. Deputies were granted entry to the residence and could hear movement in the attic. Deputies discovered that Reese made entry to the attic of the residence through the bathroom ceiling in an attempt to hide from deputies.

Deputy Sheriff Dave Francis and his K-9 partner Barry were called to the scene. Verbal commands were given to Reese to come out of the attic with no response. K-9 Barry was sent into the attic and found Reese hiding under ceiling insulation. Reese refused to comply with commands, at which time K-9 Barry bit Reese on the right hip. Reese continued to resist while K-9 Barry held him for deputies to place him in handcuffs.

During this incident, Reese sustained minor injuries to his right hip area. Reese was taken into custody by the Lane County Sheriff's Office and transported to River Bend Hospital in Eugene for medical treatment. Reese was later lodged in the Lane County Jail for charges of Burglary I, Robbery III, Theft I and Possession of Methamphetamine.
Update #4: Caldwell book on Fugitive status: Agg ATT Murder PC out of Oregon: Suspect Caldwell is 40 yrs not 23: Cowlitz Sheriff Deputies arrests man after pursuit who was shot by Oregon Officer. Suspect in hospital (Photo)
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/20/15
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Update: #4 Caldwell is now being held on a "Fugitive" status due to Oregon State Police getting a warrant of arrest signed for charges of Attempted Aggravated Murder and Felony Assault. He will go before the Superior Court in Cowlitz County tomorrow to face these new charges along with the local charges listed previously.

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Update#3: Mon - July 20th. Eric Caldwell has been released from St. John Hospital in Longview and booked in the Cowlitz County Jail on Felony Eluding and Reckless driving. No bail. His first appearance will be tomorrow. We do not know if it will be in person or by video. Questions regarding his court appearance should be directed to the Cowlitz County Superior Court.

There will be more charges forthcoming out of Oregon soon. Questions regarding the events and charges out of Oregon should be directed to the Oregon State Police.

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Update#2: Attached is a photo taken at the time the Cowlitz Deputies arrested Eric Caldwell last night. The photo shows (left to right) Eric Caldwell in custody of Cowlitz deputies James Hanberry, and Ness Aguilar (arresting Deputy), (? officer?) and Deputy Geary Enbody (jumping out of burning patrol SUV). The SUV on fire was actually Deputy Aguilar's. Deputy Enbody had briefly jumped in the SUV as he noticed a small fire under it and tried to move it away from the grass fire. Other deputies and officers in the area put the fire out with their fire extinguishers. Enbody received a small minor burn on his arm, no one else was injured. The SUV is at the county fleet shop being checked by mechanics. It appears that the fire was started by tall grass under the SUV touching the exhaust catalytic converter.

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Update: Caldwell is 40 years of age, not 23 as previously report: He is still in St John hospital under guard by Cowlitz Sheriff Deputies. We do not know when he will be released from their care.

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Cowlitz County, Wash - Columbia County Sheriff Deputies were in pursuit of a stolen vehicle that was being driven by a man who had hit a Scappoose Officer with the stolen car as they attempted to stop it. Another Scappoose Officer shot the driver during the incident. The driver and a female passenger fled north through Rainier and the vehicle was spotted by Cowlitz County Deputies as it came into Washington across the Longview Rainier bridge. Deputies and officers from other Washington law enforcement agencies pursued the vehicle to I-5 where it went across the median near Mile Post 32. The suspect stopped and was taken in to custody. The female passenger was taken in to custody for questioning and released.

The suspect was transported to St. John Hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening gun shot wound to the chest and arm.

The suspect is Eric A Caldwell of Portland, 23yrs. Caldwell is under 24 hour watch by Cowlitz Deputies and will be booked in to Cowlitz jail when he is released by the hospital. Oregon State Police will be the lead agency handling the investigation that occurred in Oregon.

A Cowlitz County Sheriff's patrol car sustained minor damage when it caught on fire briefly during the stop on the freeway.

All media questions regarding the incident in Oregon should be directed to the Oregon agencies.

We will not be describing the suspects medical condition further.

We will send an update when the suspect is booked.

We will not be taking calls tonight. I will be available for calls tomorrow after 8:00 a.m.

Charlie Rosenzweig
Chief Criminal Deputy
Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office


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Salem Police to host National Night Out kick-off party tomorrow
Salem Police Dept. - 07/20/15
July 20, 2015: The Salem Police Department Crime Prevention Unit announces its 9th Annual National Night Out Kick-Off Party to be held Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the city hall atrium just outside the police department.

"We're proud to host this 'pre-party party' to help boost community enthusiasm about hosting a neighborhood block party for National Night Out which is Tuesday, August 4, 2015," said Crime Prevention Officer Mark Jantz. The kick-off party will be the place for last minute block party planners to register their gathering, and submit or confirm their street closure permit.

Added Jantz, "We are able to hold this event thanks to our sponsors, The Home Depot and Target Stores. And, several of our other partners in crime prevention will be there distributing brochures and information which hosts can give out to their neighbors at their block party."

At the kick-off, block party hosts who have already registered their party with the police department can pick up their commemorative gift (one per party, while supplies last). "The commemorative give-away is a big deal each year. Neighbors arrive early and form a line at the kick-off party just to get theirs," said Jantz.

Neighbors interested in receiving a visit from a National Night Out team (consisting of a police officer and a law enforcement or local business mascot) should register soon as the number of parties Salem Police teams can visit is limited by staffing and fleet.

For more information, please contact the Salem Police Department Crime Prevention Unit at (503) 588-6175 or visit www.cityofsalem.net/nno.
#S #P #D
Acting Public Information Officer (PIO)
Tualatin Police Dept. - 07/20/15
Lt. Greg Pickering will be the acting public information officer from Tuesday, July 20 through Thursday, July 23. He can be reached at 503-572-7717.
Press Release 2: Update on Paid Administrative leave for both Police Chief Casey and City Manager Betz
Newberg-Dundee Police Dept. - 07/20/15
The City of Newberg is conducting an assessment of its Police Department and has hired an independent consultant to perform the assessment. This assessment is administrative. This is not a criminal investigation. Consultants are not able to conduct criminal investigations, only law enforcement. Had this been a criminal investigation, it would have been turned over to the Oregon State Police.

During this assessment, the Police Chief has been put on routine, paid administrative leave. Captain Chris Bolek will be Acting in Command for the Newberg-Dundee Police Department. Capt. Bolek is a 30 year veteran of the Newberg-Dundee Police force.

This morning the City Council placed City Manager Betz on paid administrative leave. Under the succession plan, the City Attorney, Truman Stone will serve as City Manager Pro Tem. Stone has been an attorney since 1992 and was hired as the City Attorney in October 2013. "The District Attorney has not contacted the City Attorney's office. The only information I have about this situation is the press release issued by DA Berry" says City Attorney Stone - City Manager Pro Tem.

Posted for:

Brittney Jeffries
Public Affairs Officer - City of Newberg
414 E. First Street | PO Box 970 | Newberg OR 97132
publicaffairs@newbergoregon.gov
Direct: 503. 537. 1273
Ridgefield teacher retires after teaching kindergarten at the district for 34 years (Photo)
Ridgefield Sch. Dist. - 07/20/15
Dodi McCombs taught kindergarten for 34 years at Ridgefield School District
Dodi McCombs taught kindergarten for 34 years at Ridgefield School District
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Monday, July 20, 2015-Ridgefield, WA-Parents, community members, colleagues, and past students joined in celebrating Dodi McCombs' retirement at a party thrown in her honor on Thursday, May 21, 2015. McCombs taught for 40 years, serving as a kindergarten teacher for the Ridgefield School District for the past 34 years.

Photographs of McCombs past classes lined the hallways of the new facility at South Ridge Elementary School. Past students signed their names next to their photographs while parents, students, and colleagues alike shared their experiences with McCombs and congratulated her on years of service as a dedicated teacher.

"Dodi began and ended her career the same way with abundant enthusiasm and dedication to the success of every life she touched," said Janice Sauve, Principal of South Ridge Elementary School for the 2014-15 school year. "She touched the lives of generations of families in the Ridgefield community; there will always be a Mrs. McCombs kindergarten story to tell at a family gathering."

McCombs began teaching eighth grade art classes at age 20 in 1961 after receiving a two-year degree in Toledo, Oregon followed by sixth grade in Creswell, Oregon so she could attend the University of Oregon with her husband where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Education. Over the following years, she lived in Cincinnati, Ohio; Buffalo, New York; and Westport, Oregon before landing in Ridgefield in 1975.

McCombs started working in South Ridge Elementary School by offering assistance to Marilyn Moberg, a first grade teacher with 30 students who needed help. "I missed teaching so much that I offered to help out in her class," said McCombs. "I told her that I wanted to do more than run off copies or correct papers - I wanted to teach." After Moberg learned of McCombs' qualifications, Moberg requested that McCombs attend class daily, managing three groups of student reading groups. McCombs then taught two years of preschool before receiving a half-time kindergarten teaching position became available at South Ridge Elementary School in 1981. "Whenever I saw my paycheck, I always thought, 'I'm doing what I love and they're paying me, too!'," said McCombs.

McCombs' coworkers commend her for her dedication to her students. "I have known Dodi for 15 years both as a colleague and my own son's teacher," said Karen Moses, a fourth grade teacher at South Ridge. "Dodi knows each of her students personally, and she always comes to work with a cheerful and positive attitude which makes her a joy to be around."

McCombs always had the desire to teach, and kindergarten students were her favorite. "I love their personalities, their unique interpretations of the world, their group hugs, and the looks on their faces when they grasp a concept for the first time," explained McCombs. "Teaching kindergarten is a lot of work, but it's worth every minute of it."

Even in retirement, McCombs intends to volunteer to help out in Ann Tracey's kindergarten class at South Ridge one day a week for group time, and to spend another day each week to help out McComb's daughter, Wendy, who teaches kindergarten for Vancouver School District. "One of the biggest challenges teaching kindergarten is getting enough volunteers to be able to use small group instruction effectively," said McCombs. "Smaller groups are much better at offering individualized student learning, so I truly want to continue to help out wherever and however I can."

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Gresham Police to Conduct Pedestrian Safety Mission
Gresham Police Dept - 07/20/15
Gresham, Ore -The Gresham Police Department will be conducting a Pedestrian Safety Operation on July 22, 2015 at the intersection of West Powell Blvd and Junction Place. The primary focus of this detail is to raise pedestrian safety awareness of drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of pedestrian right-of-way laws. The detail will be conducted between the hours of 4:00 - 8:00 PM; warning signs will be posted prior to entering the pedestrian safety operation zone. Education of both drivers and pedestrians are vital to keeping our roads safe.

Motorists must stop and yield to pedestrians who are waiting to cross or are crossing the roadway. Motorists are also required to stop at all crosswalks when there is a vehicle already stopped in a lane adjacent to the lane they are traveling in. Refer to Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 811.028 Failure to stop and remain stopped for pedestrian for specifics on the law regarding drivers and ORS Chapter 814 for laws pertaining to pedestrians.

Funding for this pedestrian safety detail is made possible through a grant from the Oregon Impact and the Oregon Department of Transportation. Additional missions will be scheduled during the summer and again in September as the new school year begins.
Linn Search & Rescue Assist Injured Climber (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 07/20/15
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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports on Sunday July 19, at 9:05 a.m. his office received a call stating a male had fallen approximately 20 feet while climbing in the Mt. Washington wilderness area. 47-year old Jeffry Scott Hess from Corvallis sustained a broken ankle after a rock gave way causing him to fall.

Hess's climbing partner Jake Ford 31-years old from Lebanon along with the assistance of three other climbers in the area, started carrying Hess down the mountain. Members of Linn County Search and Rescue hiked in and helped carry Hess out to the Pacific Crest Trail Head arriving over 11 hours after receiving the original call. Hess was transported to Good Samaritan hospital in Corvallis.

Linn County Search and Rescue (SAR) had 28 members respond to the search. SAR members were assisted by six members from Corvallis Mountain Rescue.


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10 Ways to Strengthen Oregon Communities and Create a Culture of Preparedness (Photo)
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/20/15
As AmeriCorps members with the American Red Cross Shiela Peralta (left) and Kelsey Decker conducted outreach activities around the state and presented disaster preparedness programs to more than 6,000 students in the Portland metropolitan area.
As AmeriCorps members with the American Red Cross Shiela Peralta (left) and Kelsey Decker conducted outreach activities around the state and presented disaster preparedness programs to more than 6,000 students in the Portland metropolitan area.
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The Oregon State Service Corps (AmeriCorps) is accepting applications for positions with the American Red Cross in Oregon

July 20, 2015 - PORTLAND, OR. - Kelsey Decker and Shiela Peralta are as different as two young women can be. Kelsey traveled the world working with non-profit groups. Shiela is interested in business and a social media maven. They found commonality at the American Red Cross Cascades Region last fall when they came on board as Emergency Preparedness Coordinators as part of the Oregon State Service Corps AmeriCorps program. Over the past year they learned new skills, gained program management experience, contributed to community-program building, acquired self-confidence, made business contacts and new friends.

In the course of her participation in AmeriCorps with the Red Cross, Shiela says she found herself becoming more assertive, more outgoing and better able to work with diverse audiences. "This has been a great experience and I am glad that I was able to contribute in such a meaningful way to our community," she says.

AmeriCorps is a National Service movement with roots in the Peace Corps and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). AmeriCorps provides thousands of Americans of all ages and backgrounds with an opportunity to address pressing community needs by completing a year of service. In exchange for their service, AmeriCorps members receive a small living allowance and an education award.

Program Director Mark Johnson says that AmeriCorps placement opportunities are available in the areas of disaster services, education, healthy futures, economic opportunity, veterans and military families, and/or volunteer generation. "These are priority areas," says Mark. "In disaster services, for example, members' service will help individuals and communities prepare, respond, recover and mitigate disasters and increase community resiliency."

The following positions are currently open within the American Red Cross Cascades Regions. While many are based in Portland, there are opening in other communities such as Eugene, Bend, Salem and Medford.

Disaster Preparedness and Safety Coordinator (Eugene)
Disaster Preparedness Coordinator (Portland-2, Salem-1, Bend - 1, Medford-1)
Disaster Services Recruitment Coordinator (Portland)
Humanitarian Services Recruitment Coordinator (Portland)
Red Cross Preparedness Communication Coordinator (Portland)
Red Cross Youth Club Coordinator (Portland)

To apply for any of these positions, visit http://www.osscamericorps.org/#!openpositions/cee5. Applications will be accepted through July 30, 2015.


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 www.redcross.org/cascades. Or, read about Red Cross volunteers at http://redcrosscascade.blogspot.com/.


Attached Media Files: As AmeriCorps members with the American Red Cross Shiela Peralta (left) and Kelsey Decker conducted outreach activities around the state and presented disaster preparedness programs to more than 6,000 students in the Portland metropolitan area.
Toddler survives fall from third story window by Landing on Father
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/20/15
Last night at about 8:00 p.m., Sheriff's deputies responded to a child who fell out of a third story window and was not breathing. A Sheriff's deputy was close by and was on scene within a minute. He assisted a neighbor with CPR and they were able to revive the child.

On Sunday, July 19, 2015, at 8:17 p.m. Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to 19900 block of SW Monson Street in the community of Aloha, on a call of a two-year-old boy who fell out a third story window and was not breathing.

The deputy arrived within a minute and found a neighbor performing CPR on the child. The Sheriff's deputy assisted the neighbor and together they revived the boy. Paramedics from Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue were also quickly on scene and took over care of the child. He was transported to Emanuel Hospital and is in critical condition.

Deputies investigated the fall and found that the child's mother had been giving him and his brother a bath. When the young boy was done he went to the window to see if he could see his father who was walking the dog outside. The window was open and had a screen in place. The boy put his body weight on the screen it gave way. Miraculously, the boy's father was walking directly under the window when the child fell on top of him, breaking his fall that would have otherwise resulted in the boy landing on pavement.

The boy's father immediately started calling for help and the neighbor, who is CPR trained, came running to assist. Without his quick thinking and willingness to help the child would not have had a chance at survival.

Every year when the weather heats up, law enforcement and fire personnel respond to children who have fallen out of windows. This is a reminder for parents of young children to use a window block to keep the window open a safe distance.

The parents of the child are tending to him and would like the media to respect their privacy. They are not willing to talk to the media at this time. The parents are not under criminal investigation at this time.


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Janice Broten to receive Outstanding Young Educator Award from Washington State ASCD
La Center Sch. Dist. - 07/20/15
The Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (WSASCD) has announced that Ms. Janice Broten, grade 7/8 leadership teacher at La Center Middle School, is the recipient of their Outstanding Young Educator Award (OYEA) for 2015. The Outstanding Young Educator Award is intended to recognize an educator who achieves excellence in instructional leadership in teaching and learning. The award will be accepted by Ms. Broten at the Washington Educators' Conference in Bellevue in October.

Janice Broten's impact begins in her leadership classroom where students learn a great deal about being good leaders and role models in and out of school. Her leadership students are fundamental in creating school climate. They plan pep assemblies, spirit days, dances, fundraisers, service projects and bullying presentations (among other things) for La Center Middle School.

For the past nine years, Janice facilitated their annual Kids Making Miracles for Doernbecher Children's Hospital fundraiser spending hours planning and organizing activities with ASB and leadership students. Students raised more than $42,000 in those nine years.
Firefighters Respond to Two Calls of Toddlers Falling from Windows in Less than 24 Hours
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 07/20/15
At 8:17 p.m. Sunday, a 9-1-1 caller reported that a 2-year-old male child fell from a third story window at a residence in the 19900 block of SW Monson Street in Aloha. When Hillsboro Fire & Rescue arrived on scene four minutes later (providing mutual aid), the child had regained consciousness. Firefighter paramedics took over advanced medical care and determined that the child would be a trauma system entry. Metro West ambulance transported the patient to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.

At 12:48 p.m. today, TVF&R firefighters responded to reports that a 3-year-old female child fell from a second story window onto the concrete at a residence in the 19600 block of SW Boones Ferry Road in Tualatin. When firefighters arrived on scene two minutes later, they began administering advanced medical care. The patient has been entered into the trauma system and two TVF&R firefighter paramedics are en route with Metro West ambulance to OHSU at this time, continuing care.

TVF&R and Hillsboro Fire & Rescue urge families to take action today to prevent future window falls this summer.

What families can do today:
Find out which of your windows may pose a fall risk
Keep windows closed and locked when not in use
Keep areas in front of windows clear of anything a child may climb
Enforce a Kid Free Zone in front of all windows
Check out the STOP at 4" Campaign website: www.stopat4.com

Next steps families can take:
On windows that pose a fall risk, limit openings. STOP at 4" by installing child safety window stops that can be by-passed by an adult in an emergency.
When buying new windows, research which manufacturers offer built-in child safety hardware

If a child falls:
Call 9-1-1 and don't to move the child
Emergency responders are trained to properly stabilize and safely transport injured children
2015 Fall Adult Softball and Kick Ball League Information
City of Salem - 07/20/15
The City of Salem Public Works Department announces team registration for Men's, Coed, Double Header, Single Game Softball, and Coed Kick Ball Leagues. Team representatives, coaches, or managers may pick up a Fall League registration packet at the City of Salem Public Works Department, 555 Liberty Street SE, Room 325, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (open during the lunch hour), or go to www.softballcityusa.com to print off the team registration packet.

Registration closes Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at 3 p.m. League openings are available on a first come, first-served basis. All fees must be paid in full by July 29, 2015, at 3 p.m.

Fall Double Header leagues are eight weeks (16 games in August, September, and October) $800/team
Fall Single Game Leagues are six weeks (6 games in August, September, and October) $300/team
Kickball Games are six weeks (6 games in August, September, and October) $225/team
Double header leagues start the week of August 16, 2015
Single Game Leagues and Kick Ball League start the week of August 31, 2015

2015 Fall Leagues

Sunday Night, Adult Coed Double Header League Intermediate and Advance--12 teams
Monday Night, Adult Coed Single Game League Recreational Only--12 teams
Tuesday Night, Adult Men's Double Header League Recreational and Intermediate--12 teams
Tuesday Night Adult Men's Single Game League Recreational Only--12 teams
Thursday Night Adult Men's Double Header League Advanced only--12 teams
Thursday Night, Adult Coed Kick Ball League Recreational and Intermediate--14 teams
Friday Night, Adult Coed Double Header Game League Intermediate --10 teams
Friday Night, Adult Men's Double Header Game League Intermediate--10 teams
Sunday Night, Adult Coed Double Header League Intermediate--10 teams
Watch Seattle Seafair Events on CVTV Channel 21, CVTV.org
City of Vancouver - 07/20/15
Contact: Tracie Looney, Clark/Vancouver Television, (360)487-8703

Clark/Vancouver Television (CVTV) will air KIRO television coverage of Seattle Seafair events locally on CVTV Cable Channel 21 and online at www.cvtv.org.

KIRO television, the CBS affiliate in Seattle, will provide live coverage of the Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade at 7-10 p.m. Saturday, July 25, and the Albert Lee Cup Unlimited Hydroplane Race at 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2.

CVTV is able to broadcast the Seafair events thanks to an agreement between KIRO and the Clark/Vancouver Cable Television Office that allows CVTV to carry KIRO news and other local public affairs programming.

CVTV is a local government, cable access channel operated and funded by the City of Vancouver and Clark County, Washington.
City of Newberg News Release
Newberg-Dundee Police Dept. - 07/20/15
July 20, 2015

This morning the City Council held an emergency meeting to discuss the status of the City Manager in light of the investigation by the District Attorney's office. Jacque Betz was placed on paid, administrative leave, which is the standard protocol for such situations.

Under the succession plan, the City Attorney, Truman Stone will serve as City Manager Pro Tem. Stone has been an attorney since 1992, and practiced in Newberg and before being hired as the City Attorney in October 2013.

Captain Chris Bolek will be Acting in Command for the Newberg-Dundee Police Department. Capt. Bolek is a 30 year veteran of the Newberg-Dundee Police force. He is well respected in our community.

The City will remain open for business.

Another press release will sent out at 11:30 am.
Female 26, arrested for arson in 3 separate fires
Portland Fire & Rescue - 07/20/15
Angela Milender was arrested this past Thursday, July 16 following a fire at Budget Hotel located on N Interstate Ave in Portland. The call came in as a "cold fire" due the owners of the Hotel having suppressed the fire on their own. The subsequent investigation by Portland Arson Investigation Unit led to Milender.

Milender was previously arrested on Feb 26th 2014 for a fire on Feb. 11th, 2014 at the Sixth Avenue Motel at 2221 S.W. Sixth Ave. At the time of her Feb. 2014 arrest Milender openly admitted to having started a residential fire on May 23, 2012 at 8105 S.E. Francis. The residential fire had been an unsolved case prior to that.

Milender, 26, is now facing 3 counts of Arson 1.
**Updated with Fire Cause** Bystander Pulls Woman from Burning Vehicle at Beaverton Gas Station (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 07/20/15
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Updated fire cause information:

A TVF&R fire investigator has determined that the fire involving a vehicle and gas station pump on July 18th at 7200 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway in Beaverton resulted when the vehicle collided with the pump and gasoline vapors ignited. The investigator has not yet ruled out electrical or mechanical impact as the source of ignition. The incident remains under investigation and the fire investigator will continue to examine material evidence this week.

Information related to the nature of the crash and contact information for those involved has been made available by the Washington County Sheriff's Office.



July 18, 2015

At 2:15 p.m., Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters were dispatched to 7200 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway in Beaverton after multiple callers to 9-1-1 reported that a vehicle and gas pumps were on fire at a gas station. Initial reports indicated that one person was trapped inside the vehicle.

Upon arrival, fire crews initiated an aggressive attack on the fire, which had fully involved the vehicle and a gas pump. Firefighter paramedics also began assessing and treating two patients.

TVF&R credits the actions of two individuals who reportedly prevented this incident from becoming a tragedy. One individual - a gas station employee - immediately shut off the main switch to the gas pumps after the fire started. Another individual - a bystander - broke out the vehicle's window and pulled a female patient from the burning car to safety. The female patient was treated by firefighter paramedics and transported by Metro West ambulance to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries resulting from smoke inhalation. The bystander who intervened was treated on scene for minor cuts.

TVF&R Battalion Chief Leonard Damian said of the bystander, "Had this individual not broken out the window and pulled the patient out of the burning car and to safety, I don't believe she would have survived. His actions were nothing short of heroic."

TVF&R was assisted on this incident with a mutual aid response from Portland Fire & Rescue and traffic control by the Washington County Sheriff's Office. WCSO is the lead agency investigating the nature of the motor vehicle accident.


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Information Regarding Gas Station Fire
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/20/15
TVF&R put out a release on Saturday about a gas station fire at the Chevron station located on Beaverton Hillsdale Highway and Scholls Ferry Rd. Many of you have requested information regarding those involved in the incident. WCSO determined that there was no criminal activity involved and we are not investigating the crash. It appears the driver accelerated in reverse when she meant to apply the brakes. Here is the information I have on the people involved:

Driver of the car: Sally Moeller, 6-6-37, 3480 SW 87th Ave, Portland. I do not have a phone number. She was transported to St. Vincent's.

Man who pulled her from the car: Phillipe Bittar, 2-3-96, 503-953-2932, 7045 SW Brenne Ln. His brother also assisted, but I do not have any information about him.

Please contact TVFR for any fire related questions.
Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership Hosts Public Tribal Artwork Dedication on Monday, July 20
City of Lake Oswego - 07/20/15
WHAT: The Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership hosts the opening of a cultural resources interpretive exhibit, which features educational signage and a sculpture created by the Grand Ronde Tribes depicting an important local tribal story. Other event highlights include guest speakers, a special artwork installation, dedication ceremony and refreshments.

WHEN: Monday, July 20 from 2 to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Lower lawn, beach area of George Rogers Park, 611 State Street, Lake Oswego

PHOTO-OP: As part of the dedication ceremony, the sculpture will be brought to shore in a canoe by members of the Grand Ronde Tribes, while drums are played and a tribal song is sung.

WHO: Guest speakers include Lake Oswego Mayor Kent Studebaker, Council Members from the Grand Ronde Tribes, sculpture artist Travis Stewart, Grand Ronde historic preservation officer Dave Harelson, and Joel Komarek, the Lake Oswego Tigard Partnership director.

WHY: The Partnership's pipeline will pass through a cultural resources site, known as the Burnett Site, in Lake Oswego's Old Town Neighborhood. This particular site is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Place, which means mitigation is required by State and Federal law to compensate for the construction impacts. The Partnership is committed to installing pipe in a sensitive manner in relation to environment and cultural resources. The Partnership worked with the State Historic Preservation Office and the Grand Ronde Tribes to develop a mitigation plan, including the development and installation of a cultural resources exhibit that incorporates artwork and interpretive signage to portray the historical culture and context for the native peoples that lived in the area of the Burnett Site. To help guide the development of the exhibit, the Partnership created the Cultural Resources Exhibit Committee comprised of members from the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Historical Resources Advisory Board, Lake Oswego Arts Council, and representatives from the Grand Ronde Tribes.

ABOUT THE LAKE OSWEGO TIGARD WATER PARTNERSHIP: The cities of Tigard and Lake Oswego joined together in 2008 to share the costs of upgrading Lake Oswego's water infrastructure and share high-quality drinking water year round. These water pipelines connect Tigard with Lake Oswego's water system and serve both communities. Other facilities under construction include the river intake pump station on the Clackamas River in Gladstone, the water treatment plant in West Linn, the Waluga reservoir in Lake Oswego and the Bonita pump station in Tigard.

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

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Camp Rosenbaum: America's Best Kept Secret, unique citizenship camp aims to keep at-risk kids off drugs, and in school
Oregon Military Department - 07/20/15
WARRENTON, Oregon -- The Oregon National Guard partners once again with Home Forward (formerly the Housing Authority of Portland) and the Portland Police Bureau, as well as other local law enforcement and fire agencies to host an annual summer camp for at-risk youth, July 20 - 24, 2015 at Camp Rilea in Warrenton, Oregon.

Camp Rilea is located at; 33168 Patriot Way, Warrenton, Oregon, 97146.

Camp Rosenbaum, one of the most unique camps for underprivileged and at-risk children, hosts approximately 160 children, ages 9-11. Attendees experience a one-of-a-kind camp that aims to teach good citizenship skills, motivate kids to stay in school, remain drug-free and out of gangs and encourages them to set positive goals for the future.

What started in 1970 as a way to help at-risk youth living in public housing in Oregon and Southwest Washington, has since resulted in thousands of children experiencing this life-changing camp. Staff and volunteers from the Oregon Air National Guard, Portland Police Bureau, Home Forward (formerly the Housing Authority of Portland), and other housing authority employees throughout Oregon and SW Washington, emergency responder personnel and volunteers who come together to make this camp a magical and memorable week for the kids.

"There is no other camp in the U.S. that's as collaborative nor as determined as we are to keep kids off drugs and in school," says current Camp Director, Oregon Air National Guard Lt. Col. Sara Perkins.

In addition to participating in various camp activities, all campers attend a two-hour Gang Resistance and Education Training course, taught by a Portland Police officer, and receive mentorship on contributing to their communities in positive ways.

"We do our very best to set them up for success," Perkins said. "We model good citizenship behaviors, engage and motivate our campers and encourage them to make good decisions for their future and fend off peer pressure. We want our campers to know that good citizens are everywhere in their community."
07/19/15
Columbia County Pursuit/Officer Involved Shooting
Columbia Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/19/15
The information in regard to this situation is sketchy at this time, however, this is what we at the Sheriff's Office know about this event:

At 7:02 p.m., a caller advised of a vehicle theft in progress from the Dutch Canyon area of South Columbia County. The caller was following behind the reportedly stolen vehicle and calling Columbia 9-1-1 dispatch. Dispatch notified our deputy of the theft, and our deputy was making his way to that area from Tide Creek Rd. Scappoose Police Officers, who were much closer, left their city and went out into the county to cover for us while we were en route.

The caller who was following the reportedly stolen vehicle advised Dispatch that the suspect vehicle had gone up Raymond Creek Rd. It was in the vicinity of that Road where we believe Scappoose officers located the stolen vehicle, and shots were fired. At that point the suspect(s) eluded capture and officers lost sight of them. We have no information that we can share as to which Scappoose Officers were involved in the incident at that point.

The suspect vehicle was subsequently located in Scappoose near the Fred Meyer shopping center, but the suspects were nowhere around the vehicle when it was located around 7:26 p.m. At 7:33 p.m., A Clatskanie Police Officer responding to the incident located the suspects driving northbound on Highway 30 in another, presumably stolen vehicle, and a new pursuit began on Hwy 30 northbound from Tide Creek Rd.

This pursuit continued over the Lewis & Clark Bridge and into Cowlitz County, where authorities were able to finally get the suspects stopped on Interstate 5. Cowlitz County authorities took a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound into custody, and this individual was transported to St. John Hospital. A female occupant was also detained.

This incident covers multiple jurisdictions in two states. Scappoose Police Officers were the initial responders, and though the call was out in unincorporated Columbia County, due to the nature of the officer involved shooting, this has become a Columbia County Major Crimes incident -- in which our deputies will be assisting as co-investigators. Scappoose Police have asked the Oregon State Police to be the lead investigators in their incident, and for efficiency sake, we will be deferring all future press information requests to OSP, to the Major Crimes Team and to the Columbia County District Attorney's Office.
Linn Deputies Investigate Double Fatal Crash (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 07/19/15
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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports his deputies are investigating a double-fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred today at the intersection of Spicer Drive and Kennel Road which is approximately four miles east of Albany.

Today at about 12:27 P.M. the Sheriff's Office received a call reporting two vehicles crashed and at least one person was deceased. Witnesses on scene described to deputies that a gold 2007 Honda Odyssey van, driven by 57-year-old Janice Elaine Kummer of Lebanon, was headed north on Kennel Road approaching the intersection of Spicer Drive.

The second vehicle, a silver 2012 Honda Pilot driven by 42-year-old Bradley Carl Creager of Albany, was traveling west on Spicer Drive. Bradley's wife, 36-year-old Holly Renee Creager, was also in the vehicle seated in the front passenger seat. Witnesses stated Kummer did not stop at the stop sign, entered the intersection and crashed into the Honda Pilot.

Janice Kummer and Holly Creager were pronounced dead at the scene. Bradley Creager was transported by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries to the Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis. The Linn County Medical Examiner was contacted and the bodies were taken to the Fisher Funeral Home in Albany.

Everyone involved were wearing seat belts.

As a result of the crash a power pole was knocked down and a patch of grass in the ditch caught fire from the downed power lines. Albany Fire Department was able to put out the fire before it spread from the ditch. PP&L responded to replace the power lines and power pole.

Deputies were assisted by Major Accident Investigation Team, Oregon State Police, Albany Fire Department, Linn County Medical Examiner's Office and Linn County Road Department.
At this time it appears that alcohol and speed were not a factor in the crash.

The investigation is continuing.


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Cowlitz jail inmate death investigation: No foul play suspected.
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/19/15
Kelso, Wa. Cowlitz County Sheriff detectives are investigating a death of a 55 year old Longview man at the Cowlitz County Jail. At the initial stage of this investigation there are no signs of foul play or any other indication of what caused the death. The person was in the medical unit with several other inmates when they noticed he was not breathing. He appeared fine just minutes prior. The jail staff was called and they attempted to revive the man with CPR and an AED. Ambulance and aid units were called and assisted in life saving measures as well. They were unable to revive the man.

The name of the deceased is being withheld until the coroner has notified his family. The name of the decease will come from the Cowlitz County Coroner (not the Sheriff's Office) after the family has been notified.

The coroner will be conducting further tests to determine the cause and manner of death.

The Sheriff's Office will not be releasing further information about the inmates prior medical condition at this time due to privacy laws.

There will not be further media releases tonight.

Charlie Rosenzweig
Fire officials to watch extinguished three acre brush fire
Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue - 07/19/15
Longview- Firefighters from Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) responded to a brush fire near Germany Creek Rd. which ignited Thursday afternoon. Twenty firefighters from the DNR and Cowlitz 2 responded with water tenders, water drop helicopters, and brush engines to extinguish the fire. The fire was estimated to be 3.6 acres in size, no structures were lost or threatened and no injuries were reported, according to fire officials. Smoke may still be visible in the area from smoldering stumps which are difficult to access and fully extinguish due to steep terrain. Fire officials will be patrolling the area monitoring for future ignition.
Fatal Single Vehicle Crash - Jackson County
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 07/19/15
On July 18, 2015 at about 8:25PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle rollover crash on Highway 62 near milepost 40 (south of Prospect).

Preliminary information indicates a 1998 Toyota Camry was traveling northbound when it left the roadway for unknown reasons. The vehicle rolled over and came to rest off the roadway. The operator, Larry R BURTCHAELL, age 63, of Prospect was pronounced deceased up arrival of emergency crews.

Highway 62 was reduced to one lane for approximately three hours while the investigation was conducted and the vehicle recovered. OSP was assisted by Mercy Flight Medics, Oregon Department of Transportation and local fire personnel.

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available including possibly contributing factors.
Sheriff's Office to Provide Educational Materials, Giveaways and Emergency Alert Info at the HRC Fair
Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/19/15
ODELL, Ore. - The Hood River County Sheriff's Office has been preparing for the county fair for months. This is one of the largest public outreach opportunities for the Sheriff's Office every year. The fair begins on Wednesday, July 22 and runs through Saturday, July 25. The Sheriff's Office, along with local Fire/EMS agencies provide the public safety component for the fair annually.

The office provides hands on access to personnel, educational material, and giveaways for all ages. This year, the public will get a chance to talk with representatives from the Enforcement, 911, Parole and Probation, and Emergency Management Divisions.

The HRCSO will have patrol vehicles on display daily. People are welcome to look through the vehicles, take photos and learn about the importance of the equipment deputies use daily to provide public safety services to Hood River County. Additionally, the office will provide fairgoers with an opportunity to meet "Luke", the Sheriff's Office Narcotics Detection K-9.

Sheriff's Office Personnel will once again be promoting citizen opt-in for the free, countywide, Emergency Alert System. Stop by the Sheriff's Office booth to learn how to sign up for this invaluable free service.

The Sheriff's Office wishes everyone a safe and fun week at the Hood River County Fair and looks forward to the opportunity to show the public the programs their Sheriff's Office provides.
Upset boaters confront Sheriff's Deputies (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/19/15
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A group of boaters confront Deputies who were conducting a boating while intoxicated investigation. On Saturday July 18th, Marion County Sheriff's Marine Patrol Deputy Zahn made contact with the driver of a pontoon boat at the Detroit Lake Marina Annex at 6 PM. Deputy Zahn attempting to contact the driver based on a boating while intoxicated investigation. It was reported to Deputy Zahn the pontoon boat had almost run into two other boats where the operators of those boats had to push the pontoon boat away from hitting their boats. Marina staff who rented the boat had to jump on board and dock it for the subjects.

The driver was with a group of 3 other pontoon boats with approximately 35-40 subjects in the group. Another subject in the group began to argue with Deputy Zahn and interfere with his investigation while the driver began to walk away from the scene. Deputy Zahn was able to again contact the driver on the dock when 15-20 subjects began walking toward him.

Several of the second group began yelling and a couple subjects were throwing empty beer cans at Deputy Zahn. Deputy Zahn was able to call for cover and place the driver into handcuffs. Luckily Deputy Zahn had two Marion County Cadets with him and was able to let the cadets escort the driver off the dock while Deputy Zahn continued to attempt to keep the crowd back.

Deputy Zahn backed away from the crowd toward the shore as cover units arrived. 2 subjects in the group continued to advance toward Deputy Zahn and Officer Armenta being more aggressive and argumentative. Deputy Zahn and Officer Armenta took one of the aggressors into custody when he approached them yelling and swinging his arms while approaching the officers.

A third subject approached the two cadets who were escorting the driver up the shore toward a vehicle and was stopped by several off duty Marion County Sheriff's Deputies who just arrived at the marina. The third subject was arrested at this point.

This was a very dangerous situation where Deputies were dealing with intoxicated subjects on a dock and were greatly outnumbered by the subjects in the group. The deputies showed a great deal of restraint and were able to resolve the situation with no injuries to anyone involved.

The driver of the boat is 22 year old Edward Ramirez from California and he has been charged with Boating under the influence of Intoxicants. Ramirez had a blood alcohol content one and a half times the legal limit. The other two subjects that were arrested are 23 year old Ivan Barajas and 26 year old Ernesto Barajas who are both from California. They have been charged with Disorderly Conduct 2 and Interfering with a Police Officer and were lodged at the Marion County Jail.

The Sheriff's Office would like to remind people to have a plan prior to leaving the dock as to who is going to be the designated driver. Although it is legal to consume alcoholic beverages on a boat, it is not legal for the driver to be intoxicated. More than half of all boating accidents involve alcohol. We would also like to remind citizens that you do not have any legal right to interfere with a criminal investigation and should comply with any police officers commands.


Attached Media Files: Detroit Lake Marina Annex
Burglary Suspects Arrested at Southeast Portland Storage Facility (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/19/15
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On Sunday July 19, 2015, at 5:15 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a burglary in progress at the Public Storage, located at 2542 Southeast 105th Avenue.

Several officers, including a Police K-9, arrived in the area and were able to quickly apprehend the suspects without incident.

25-year-old Phillicia Lorianne Johnsen and 20-year-old Enrique Manuel Delacruz were arrested on two counts of Burglary in the Second Degree and booked into the Multnomah County Jail. They will be arraigned on Monday.

Investigators learned that Johnsen arrived in a black Honda with paper covering the license plates to avoid identification on surveillance video. Delacruz arrived in a U-Haul truck and used bolt cutters to cut open locks on two storage units before police arrived and apprehended them both.

Photo Credit: Portland Police Bureau
Booking Photo Credit: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

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Update:Inmate found unresponsive in cell during routine security check at Multnomah County Detention Center
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/19/15
Update: The inmate found deceased in his cell on Friday evening July 17, 2015 at the Multnomah County Detention Center is identified as Lloyd Virnig, Age 29, of Sandy, OR.

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office detectives conducting the death investigation indicate there is no evidence of trauma. The Multnomah County Medical Examiner found no obvious signs of foul play after the conducting the autopsy on Saturday July 18, 2015 and will continue working to determine the cause of death.

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On Friday (corrected day) July 17, 2015 at 7:45 p.m. a Corrections Deputy conducting a routine security and welfare check in a module at the Multnomah County Detention Center found an unresponsive male inmate in his cell. The deputy called for medical response and with responding deputies entered the cell and began life-saving efforts. Medical staff arrived and life-saving efforts continued until emergency responders from Portland Fire Bureau and AMR arrived. Emergency responders were also unable to revive the inmate.

MCSO Detectives and the Medical Examiner responded to begin the death investigation. MCSO detectives are handling the investigation and the body has been turned over to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office.

This morning Saturday (corrected day) July 18, 2015 the medical examiner conducted an autopsy and found no obvious signs of foul play. The Cause of Death is still under investigation.

We are not releasing any additional information at this time pending family notifications.

More information will be released when available.
Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Fire Update for Sunday, July 19, 2015.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/19/15
This is the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Fire Update for Sunday, July 19, 2015.

FIRES ON ODF-PROTECTED LANDS

Winslow Road Fire - Using 2 SEATS, single engine air tankers, the team quickly stopped fire's spread at 10-12 acres. The Winslow Road Fire was located about five miles southwest of Dufur in the ODF Central Oregon District, The Dalles sub-unit. The fire's cause remains under investigation. The fire danger level throughout the central Oregon District remains high. This will be the only update for this fire.

FIRE STATISTICS
Fire statistics are for the current year and the average over the past 10 years for the 16 million acres of private and public forestlands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry.

January 1, 2015 through July 18, 2015:
Lightning-caused fires: 171 fires burned 1,675 acres
Human-caused fires: 367 fires burned 721 acres
Total: 538 fires burned 2,396 acres

10-year average (January 1 through July 15):
Lightning-caused fires: 87 fires burned 5,050 acres
Human-caused fires: 263 fires burned 1,866 acres
Total: 350 fires burned 6,916 acres

Fire statistics can be accessed any time from the ODF website.

When personnel are heavily engaged in firefighting activities, the latest information may not always appear in the statistics.

NEWS MEDIA
News media may contact the Fire Information Duty Officer, who is currently Nick Hennemann, 503-945-7248 (office), 503-910-4311 (mobile), or nick.hennemann@Oregon.gov, any time for fire information. If the duty officer is unable to take your call, you can expect a prompt return call. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
For information on wildfires on all jurisdictions in Oregon, view:
the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, or
the national Incident Information System site.

For information on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands view:
the department's blog for news on wildfires statewide and provides current fire statistics.
the Southwest Oregon District blog with district specific wildfire info, and follow the Twitter feed covering fires as they occur.

ABOUT THIS UPDATE
This update provides information primarily about fires on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands involving fires 10 acres or larger. ODF provides fire protection primarily on private and state-owned forestland. The department also provides fire protection on some other lands, including U.S. Bureau of Land Management land in western Oregon.

The Oregon Department of Forestry works closely with neighbors and partner agencies to support the firefighting efforts on major fires outside its authority because sharing firefighting resources can help better protect all of Oregon's forests.

OTHER LINKS
Fire weather
Wildfire smoke forecasts
Wildfire smoke and air quality
Keep Oregon Green
Follow the Oregon Dept. of Forestry on Twitter & Facebook

Connect with us:
www.oregon.gov/ODF | social media | State Forests Online Community

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City of Newberg/Chief Brian Casey
Yamhill Co. District Attorney's Office - 07/19/15
To: Media
From: Bradley Berry, Yamhill County District Attorney and Walt Beglau, Marion County District Attorney

Re: City of Newberg/Chief Brian Casey

This past week, Newberg City Manager Jacque Betz placed Brian Casey, Chief, Newberg Dundee Police Department, on administrative leave. The reasons for that move have not, to our knowledge, been made public. Since that time, witnesses and information have come forth raising questions about the propriety of the conduct of Ms. Betz, some of which may involve the violation of criminal statutes. As such, today, we have asked the Oregon State Police to conduct a complete investigation into the allegations. In light of the allegations, it would be irresponsible to do otherwise.

Prosecution, if any, of a Newberg city employee would normally be handled by the Yamhill County District Attorney. However, since this also involves the Chief of Police and the conduct related to him being placed on administrative leave, Mr. Berry has asked Marion County District Attorney Walt Beglau to review this investigation and to handle any prosecutorial decisions from that investigation. This request has been made to avoid any potential conflict or the appearance of such a conflict.

Questions may be directed to the Marion County District Attorney's Office, Trial Team Leader, Deputy District Attorney Paige Clarkson at 503-588-5485.
OSP Concludes Investigation At Neah-Kah-Nie Middle School - Tillamook County
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 07/19/15
In May 2015, the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigations Division conducted an investigation on a school employee at Neah-Kah-Nie Middle School in Rockaway Beach.

According to Detective Michelle Brewer, an allegation was made that inappropriate touching had occurred to two students by a staff member. At conclusion of the investigation it was determined the two students had not been touched inappropriately and the reporting students (who were NOT the alleged victims) had made false allegations, used coercion tactics, misled school officials and lied to investigators.

A criminal case against the several students for Initiating a False Report has been referred to the Tillamook County Juvenile Department for consideration of prosecution.

No further information to be released at this time.
07/18/15
Polk County Deputy and other motorist injured during motor vehicle crash (Photo)
Polk Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/18/15
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On Saturday, July 18th, a deputy from the Polk County Sheriff's Office was involved in a motor vehicle crash on SE Monmouth Cutoff in Dallas. Deputy Shon Latty was responding to help an Independence Police Officer who had called over the radio for help as the Officer was actively fighting with someone. While heading to the call for help, Deputy Latty was leaving the city of Dallas on Monmouth Cutofff Rd with his lights and siren going. At about 12:07 p.m. Deputy Latty was approaching Godsey Rd when Deputy Latty's vehicle collided with another vehicle. Deputy Latty's vehicle sustained substantial damage and landed in a ditch. Deputy Latty's patrol car then caught fire. Another Polk County Deputy and two officers from the Dallas Police Department arrived on scene and were instrumental in saving Deputy Latty from the burning vehicle, as Deputy Latty was not able to get out of the car on his own. Deputy Latty was transported by ambulance to the Salem Emergency Room. Deputy Latty sustained a broken arm and shoulder during the crash among other minor injuries. The other vehicle involved was occupied by two people. The passenger of that vehicle was not injured, but the driver was transported to the West Valley Hospital for minor injuries and released shortly after. The Oregon State Police was asked to respond to the scene and conduct a traffic crash investigation.


Attached Media Files: PCSO Vehicle , PCSO Vehicle
Driver in Crash arrested for DUII and Assault (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/18/15
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Today at about 1:00 p.m., Sheriff's deputies responded to a crash on SW 185th Ave. near SW Rigert Rd. Two people were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver was arrested for DUII and other charges.

On Saturday, July 18, 2015, at 1:03 p.m., Sheriff's deputies were called to a single-vehicle crash on SW 185th Avenue north of SW Rigert Road in the community of Aloha. A single vehicle lost control on a curve, left the roadway and turned over. The driver, Joshaua Farnsworth (30 years old from Beaverton) and the male adult passenger were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Deputies investigating the case determined that Mr. Farnsworth had been drinking heavily prior to the crash. A deputy responded to the hospital where he was being treated and arrested Mr. Farnsworth for DUII, Assault 4, Reckless Driving, and Recklessly Endangering another Person. Because he was being treated in the hospital he was issued a citation to appear in court at a later date.


Attached Media Files: 2015-07/1128/86313/PR_150718_Rigert_Crash.pdf , 2015-07/1128/86313/photo.JPG
Improperly Discarded Smoking Materials Ignite Three Unrelated Structure Fires Within an Hour In North Portland. (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 07/18/15
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At 4:17 PM this afternoon, PF&R was dispatched to a report of a house on fire (9134 N. Polk) that was possibly extending to a neighboring house.

When the first crews arrived, they reported heavy fire from the back of a house that was extending into the neighbors yard and shed, and threatening the second home. Crews aggressively attacked the fire and searched the home for occupants. The fire's spread and multiple structure involvement prompted the upgrade to a 2nd-Alarm at 4:22 PM. The additional crews were added to the effort and the fire was quickly brought under control. In all, approximately 50 fire personnel were on scene to extinguish this fire.

Fire Investigators determined that an improperly discarded cigarette ignited the deck, which quickly spread to the house, adjacent arborvitae and the neighbor's shed. The neighbor's yard also burned quickly due to the low humidity of the grass and ground cover. Additionally, spot fires from flying embers were reported in several other yards and extinguished by firefighters. The dry foliage, high temperatures and light winds provided a prime environment for fires to grow rapidly.

While this fire incident was progressing, dispatchers were shuffling unassigned firefighting resources around the city in a procedure called a "Move-up". This process ensures that response times are geographically balanced according to available apparatus by filling in the blank spots on the map. "Emergencies don't stop just because there's a house fire in the area." said Lt. Justin de Ruyter.

Shortly after the "Move-up", another fire was dispatched in North Portland at 2335 N. Marine Drive, just 3 miles from the N. Polk fire. The dispatch time was 4:51 PM. This fire was on a floating home, which can complicate firefighting efforts due to safety concerns and lack of access. The occupant was able to suppress the fire while crews were enroute. An investigation determined that a cigarette had been discarded, but fell through a crack in the wooden floats, igniting them.

The third fire was dispatched at 5:10 PM to 7606 N. Berkeley Ave. Occupants used (4) dry-chem extinguishers to extinguish the fire. Again, the cause was determined to be smoking materials.

Prolonged periods of dry weather, high temperatures and water conservation practices are leaving plants and ground cover very dry and flammable. It is especially important to be careful when discarding a cigarette or even flicking ash. The slightest ember can smolder for hours, and then in an instant ignite and spread to a structure. It is fortunate that these three fires happened in the afternoon, when occupants and passersby were awake and able to report them. Fires that occur in the middle of the night can grow to advanced stages before they are noticed, and can result in serious injury or even death.

Portland Fire & Rescue urges citizens to practice extreme caution when handling or discarding any hot objects during this period of hot, dry climates. Maintaining a "defensible space" around your home and outbuildings can reduce the risk of burning foliage igniting your structure.

For more information about "defendable space", please follow this link:
http://www.firewise.org/wildfire-preparedness/be-firewise/home-and-landscape/defensible-space.aspx?sso=0

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Portland Fire & Rescue is responding to reports that two houses are on fire in North Portland, at 9134 N. Polk Avenue. This incident has been upgraded to a 2nd alarm.

A PIO is responding to the scene. All responses to requests via the media pager and email will be delayed.


Attached Media Files: N. Polk fire, back yard
Field Fire Threatens Homes in McMinnville
McMinnville Fire Dept. - 07/18/15
McMinnville Fire Department received a report of a field fire near Carly court in McMinnville at 1623. Responding units arrived to find a standing grain field on fire in the North end of a field behind Carly Court in McMinnville with winds blowing from the West. Units deployed to the North end of the field for structure protection of building located off of NE Grand haven Dr. A few minutes after arrival and vehicles were positioned at to attack the fire at North End, the wind changed direction towards the south where there were homes located along Carly Ct. As the fire moved rapidly towards the homes there was an initial call to evacuate the homes. Fire units managed to stop the fire before it reached the homes. Last units were cleared at 1915.
Cause of the Fire is still under investigation, it is currently classed as suspicious.

Units from McMinnville, ODF, Yamhill, Carlton, Lafayette, Amity worked to stop the fire. It is estimated that 10 acres of standing grain were burned.
***Photographs Added*** Tillamook County Crash Takes Life Of Beaverton Woman (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 07/18/15
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On July 17, 2015 at approximately 3:00PM OSP Troopers and Tillamook County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a four vehicle crash on Highway 6 near milepost 25.

According to Trooper John King, a 2004 Honda Element, operated by Carl S PETERSON, age 49, of Portland, was driving eastbound on Highway 6 and passing through a road construction when it crossed the centerline and struck a group of westbound vehicles stopped for the construction.

Joyce K HAMREUS, age 64, of Beaverton, had been standing outside her 2013 Ford Fusion when PETERSON's vehicle struck her and her vehicle. PETERSON's vehicle then struck the next vehicle in line, a 2016 Lincoln MKZ, operated by Mary E LOVELL, age 55, of Tillamook. This impact pushed the Lincoln into the next vehicle, a 2008 BMW Sedan, operated by Frederick C ADAMI, age 45, of Madison, New Hampshire

HAMREUS was critically injured and was pronounced deceased while being transported to the hospital by medics. LOVELL, was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for minor injuries. PETERSON has been fully cooperative with the investigation which is still ongoing.

The Oregon State Police is leading the investigation, assisted by Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, Tillamook County District Attorney's Office, Tillamook County Medical Examiner, and Oregon Department of Transportation.

More information will be released when it becomes available.


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Red Cross helps three after Oregon City fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/18/15
American Red Cross disaster action team volunteers responded to a single-family fire at 4:10 p.m. in the 14600 block of South Village Court in Oregon City.

The fire affected three adults. Red Cross provided recovery information.
***Update*** OSP Conducting Crash Investigation Following Partner Agency Pursuit - Crook County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 07/18/15
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The driver involved in the crash, Chaz EVANS, passed away while being treated for his injuries at the hospital. This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it is available.
End Update

Previous Release:
On July 18, 2015 just before 2:30AM, an officer from the Prineville Police Department attempted to stop a 2003 Chevrolet pickup near the area of 6th and Elm Street within the City limits of Prineville. The pickup driven by Chaz EVANS, age 23, of Prineville attempted to flee the traffic stop failing to stop at a stop sign and colliding with a 2002 Subaru Legacy traveling westbound on NE 3rd Street at the intersection of Juniper Street. The 2002 Subaru was driven by Timothy FAULKNER, age 31, of Prineville.

During the collision, EVANS lost control of his vehicle as it travelled southbound on Juniper Street colliding with several parked vehicles and he was ejected from his vehicle. EVANS was transported to St. Charles Hospital in Bend for life threatening injuries sustained from the crash.

FAULKNER was transported from the scene to St. Charles Hospital in Prineville and treated for non-life threatening injuries sustained from the crash.

The Oregon State Police is conducting the crash investigation. NE 3rd Street (Hwy 26) was closed for approximately four hours for the ongoing investigation. OSP was assisted at the scene by the Prineville Police Department, the Crook County Sheriff's Office, Crook County Fire and Rescue and the Oregon Department of Transportation.


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Two back to back fires in Hilltop Oregon City (Photo)
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 07/18/15
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At 12:41 PM Firefighters responded to a fire between two mobile homes at 14635 S Quail Grove Circle. As crews arrived they found a fire between the two homes that had spread to the deck of the home. Firefighters were able to contain the fire keeping it from extending to the interior of the home. There were no injuries and fire investigators were on scene.

At 1456 hrs. as crews were cleaning up from the Quail Grove fire they were dispatched to another call in the hilltop Oregon City area at 18398 Waldow Road. The initial report was a grass fire approximately 100x100 ft near a PGE substation. Firefighters arrived to find a large grass fire with a high tension power line down. They quickly got ahead of the fire and knocked it down away from the power line. PGE was notified and they responded quickly to shut off power to the down line. After the power was cut to the line firefighters were able to fully extinguish the fire. The fire was confined to approximately 3 acres and there was no damage to the sub station. Brush units were brought in to complete extinguishing and mopping up the fire. Investigators believe the power line failed causing the grass fire.


Attached Media Files: Waldow rd , 14635 Quail Grove Circle
20-Year-Old Man Arrested After Shooting his Girlfriend with a Shotgun - Victim Expected to Survive
Portland Police Bureau - 07/18/15
On Friday July 17, 2015, at 10:10 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report that a male accidentally shot his girlfriend at a residence in the 5600 block of Northeast Glisan Street.

Officers arrived in the area and directed the suspect to exit the residence, where he was taken into custody without incident. Officers and medical personnel then entered the residence and began to treat the 18-year-old female victim.

The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to a serious, but not life-threatening gunshot wound.

Officers seized a shotgun as evidence in the case. Preliminary investigation indicated that the shooting may have been unintentional and came after the reckless handling of a loaded firearm.

Domestic Violence Response Unit (DVRU) detectives responded to continue the investigation.

The suspect, 20-year-old Alejandro Luise Rodriguez, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Reckless Endangerment, and Discharging a Firearm in the City. He will be arraigned on Monday.

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Salem Police Investigating Shooting at Nightclub-UDATE
Salem Police Dept. - 07/18/15
UPDATE: 07-18-15/10:00 am

The deceased victim in this incident has been identified as 47-year old Darryl Patrick Jones of Salem. The other three victims suffered non life-threatening injuries and are being treated at Salem Hospital. Due to safety concerns and the ongoing investigation, their identities are not being released at this time.

At the time of this incident, the nightclub was very busy with many patrons and employees present. Detectives have worked throughout the night and have determined that this incident does not appear to be a random shooting. It appears to have stemmed from an altercation involving one of the injured victims.

The suspect in this case is described as a Hispanic male adult in his 20s or 30s with a stocky build and bald.

This investigation is ongoing and further information will be released as it becomes available. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Salem Police Department at 503-588-6123


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Salem Police Detectives are investigating a shooting at a nightclub that has left one victim dead and three others injured.

Salem Police officers were called to Stars Cabaret at 1550 Weston Ct NE at approximately 12:50 am on Saturday morning on reports of shots fired. Officers arrived to find four victims who had been shot, one of which later died at Salem Hospital.

The name of the deceased victim is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin. No arrests have been made and detectives are working identify everyone involved.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.
Marion County Firefigters say girls ages 4 & 5 escape injury, Deputy says driver arrested (Photo)
Marion Co. Fire Dist. #1 - 07/18/15
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Just after 3:00 am this morning (Saturday), Marion County Fire District No. 1 Firefighters, as well as MCSO Sheriff's Deputies, responded to a reported vehicle crash in the 4700 block of Herrin Road NE, in NE Salem. Initial reports were of a car into house.

Upon arrival, firefighters discovered that a driver of a vehicle traveling on Herrin Road struck another vehicle parked along side of the road head-on, pushing that vehicle into a neighbor's home. The second vehicle was pushed through the wall of the house, going into the bedroom of two young girls who were sleeping narrowly missing both girls in the room.

Firefighter's evaluated the driver of the vehicle who was uninjured and declining transport to the hospital.

Firefighter's also evaluated to two girls in the involved home, Paloma (Age 5) & Danica (Age 4). Both were found to be uninjured. (Note: The mother of this children has consented to the release of the children's names and pictures)

According to Sheriff's deputies at the scene, Andres Espinoza-Chavez (Age 22) of Salem, was arrested on alcohol related charges and transported to the Marion County Jail. No additional details are available on the driver at this time. Future details would need to be released by MCSO or the MC District Attorney's Office.

Firefighter's remained at the scene assisting the family with temporary repairs to the exterior wall of the home, as well as giving the children a tour of the fire trucks on scene. Firefighter's are thankful to report that the children are uninjured and are doing well this morning. Only a few inches in either direction, and this story may have had a very different outcome. (Please see pictures for details)

There is no damage estimate on the home. However, the occupants are making arrangements with insurance to have the home repaired.

For additional inquiries, please contact:

Patrick J. Wineman
Incident Commander
Battalion Chief/Paramedic
Marion County Fire District No. 1
300 Cordon Rd NE Salem, Oregon 97317
C-332 Cellular: (503) 932-5700
District Office: (503) 588-6526
Fax: (503) 588-6537
Website: http://www.mcfd1.com
Email: patrickw@mcfd1.com


Attached Media Files: Drivers vehicle , Parked vehicle , Car into house , FF Clean up debris , Bedroom damage , Children with FF
07/17/15
PF&R Responds to House Fire in the 7900 Block of SE Lincoln
Portland Fire & Rescue - 07/17/15
At 10:30 tonight PF&R crews were dispatched to 7906 SE Lincoln. Upon arrival crews found one home fully involved and one additional home partially involved. The decision was made to use a transitional attack. In this approach the fire is first knocked down from the exterior then the transition is made to an interior fire attack. Nine minutes after the call was initiated the main body of the fire had been brought under control.
Two dogs were removed the fire. One of the dogs is deceased, the other is alive and in a neighbors care.
An investigator is on scene at this time. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Today's Brush Fires Add to an already Busy Fire Week for PF&R and Surrounding Agencies (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 07/17/15
Govt. Island Fire
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Today between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. Portland Fire and Rescue responded to 13 Grass, Barkdust or Brush fires.

This evening, around 5:30 p.m., a single engine company responded to reports of smoke in the area just South of the Portland Expo Center. Upon arrival Portland Fire Engine 17 reported approximately 100' x 100' of grass and brush on fire. The call was upgraded to a Wild land Fire. This upgrade brought resources that included two Brush Units, a Water Tender and 3 additional companies. The fire grew slightly to little less than an acre before crews contained the fire.
A tree into an overhead power line was the likely source of the fire. Crews also had to contend with a barbed wire chain link fence. The fence was cut in one spot while a gate was used to access the opposite end of the fire.

Shortly after 7 p.m. crews were then dispatched to just South of Cathedral park, along the Willamette River (near N Richmond Ave). Fire boat 6 was able to hit the flames from the water using a master stream turret. Additionally, a brush unit was able to make access down to the fire location via a dirt road and use hand lines to help extinguish the burning brush.
It appears the cause of this fire is related to a transient camp that was set up there. An investigator has been notified and will be looking into this further.

Today's calls add to an already extremely busy week. Here is a brief recap:

Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a stump on fire in Forest Park this past Wednesday morning around 9:30am. The small fire grew to about 50' x 100' and two downed trees before fire crews were able to get it 100% contained and finally extinguished around 1pm in the afternoon. It took about 30 firefighters and 2500' of hose to put that fire out. The Portland Parks Bureau Park Rangers assisted with trail closures and parking at Pittock Mansion.

Then at approximately 1:30pm that same day, Portland Fire & Rescue was called to a grass fire on Government Island. This fire grew to about 50 acres before being extinguished by 50 firefighters, or a 2nd Alarm Wildfire. The challenge with this wind driven fire was that it was on an island and all the fire crews and equipment had to be transported by boats. Besides PF&R's Fire boat 17 and Rescue Boat 17, the Port of Portland Rescue Boat 80, Vancouver Fire boat 1 and two Multnomah County Sheriff's boats all assisted with transporting those crews and equipment to the island and back. The fire was 100% contained by 5pm.

Portland Fire & Rescue cannot stress enough how careful we all need to be right now with any open flames including cigarettes. Given the amount of consecutive high heat days with little or no moisture, the ground conditions are primed to burn. All it takes is a small spark, a little wind and things can escalate quickly.

Protect your home and your family by clearing out any excessive brush and debris from directly around your home. This is called creating a defensible space. While this term is traditional used in the Wild land setting, the current conditions warrant its use. A small fire that starts in a small dry grass patch near your home can quickly spread to siding. If the grass is dry and brown, rake it away from the structure.


Attached Media Files: Govt. Island Fire
TVF&R Firefighters Respond to 2-Alarm Brush Fire in Beaverton Area (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 07/17/15
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At 5:27 p.m., TVF&R firefighters responded to reports of a large field on fire at SW Kobbe Drive and SW Tile Flat Road in the Beaverton area. As firefighters responded, a large column of black smoke could be seen rising from the vicinity of the incident.

Upon arrival, crews were met with extremely windy conditions and a fast moving brush fire in a recently harvested field. The incident commander made crew assignments for fire attack, water shuttling operations, and structural protection. Of specific concern was the fact that winds were heavy and sporadically changing direction, driving the fire towards two homes - one to the south and one to the east of the fire.

At 5:55 pm, the incident commander called for second alarm bringing additional resources to the scene to fight the fire. In total, 15 firefighting apparatus responded including mutual aid resources from Washington County Fire District 2. The fire was contained to approximately five acres and firefighters assigned to structural protection were able to successfully stop the fire from spreading to the two adjacent homes.

Fire crews remained on scene for three hours, hitting hot spots with water and foam to ensure that the fire was completely extinguished. Washington County Sheriff's Office responded to provide traffic control on SW Tile Flat Road during the incident. A fire investigator also responded to the scene. At this time, the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

If you haven't already, TVF&R urges citizens to examine the defensible space around your home because what you do before a wildfire strikes may determine firefighters' ability to save your home.

What can you do? The recommended minimum defensible space is 30 feet, while homes located on a slope should have at least 100 feet of defensible space. Visit www.tvfr.com for tips on creating a defensible space around your home.


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Shooting Investigation Underway at Lloyd Center Mall Parking Lot - No Known Victims
Portland Police Bureau - 07/17/15
On Friday July 17, 2015, at 8:22 p.m., North Precinct, Transit Police, and Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers responded to the report of gunfire at the Lloyd Center Mall.

Multiple officers arrived in the area and received additional information that there was a disturbance inside the mall that led to gunshots being fired outside the mall, in the parking structure on the northwest side of the mall.

No gunshot victims have been located and none have arrived at any area hospitals. Witnesses told police that the disturbance and shooting involved numerous African American males, some who ran away and others who fled in vehicles.

Several people have been detained in the area as the investigation continues to develop.

The mall was not placed into lock down and officially (normally) closes at 9:00 p.m. tonight.

It is not known if this shooting is related to an earlier shooting in Northeast Portland.

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

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com 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.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's King Neighborhood - No Known Injuries
Portland Police Bureau - 07/17/15
On Friday July 17, 2015, at 6:54 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 700 block of Northeast Killingsworth Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire and two vehicles, including a US Postal Service vehicle, struck by bullets. No gunshot victims were found at the scene or have arrived at any area hospital.

Witnesses described the suspect as an African American male, wearing a white t-shirt, dark shorts and a hat. The suspect was last seen running southbound on 8th Avenue.

Witnesses described the intended victims as two African American males that also ran from the area.

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

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com 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.

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Pedestrian Critically Injured in Overnight Crash on Division - Crash Under Investigation
Portland Police Bureau - 07/17/15
On Friday July 17, 2015, at 12:39 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a driver on Southeast Division Street, near 147th Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the injured pedestrian, 32-year-old Steven Samson who is a resident of the neighborhood. Samson was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries. Investigators learned that Samson was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.

The driver, 21-year-old Rebecca Hetrick, also a resident of the neighborhood, remained at the scene and was cooperative with investigators. She was not impaired by alcohol or drugs.

Due the severity of the pedestrian's injuries, the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to investigate the crash.

Preliminary information indicates that Samson was crossing Division Street southbound and stepped into an eastbound lane of traffic where he was struck by Hetrick, driving a white 1994 Toyota Camry. Investigators believe that Hetrick was driving at or below the speed limit at the time of the crash.

Investigators noted that the area of Division Street is not well lit and is not an intersection or crosswalk.

There have been no arrests or citations issued in this case. Once the investigation is complete, it will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact Officer Chris Johnson at 503-823-2213, chris.johnson@portlandoregon.gov.

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Salem Police Investigating Shooting Death
Salem Police Dept. - 07/17/15
UPDATE: July 17, 2015/4:30 pm


The victim in this incident has been identified as 30-year old Matthew Pearce of Salem.

The other subject involved in this incident is currently in custody on unrelated charges and will remain unnamed at this time.

The investigation is continuing and the results will be submitted to the Polk County District Attorney's Office. All further media inquiries should be directed to the District
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Salem Police detectives are currently investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in west Salem Wednesday night.

Salem Police were called to 2617 Islander Ave NW shortly after 11:00 pm Wednesday night on a report of a disturbance, possibly with a gun involved. Shots were fired as officers were responding, and officers ultimately located a deceased male in the residence. Several subjects were detained at the scene for questioning.

The name of the deceased subject is not yet being released pending notification of next of kin. No arrests have been made and there are no outstanding suspects currently being sought. The investigation is continuing.
Madrona Avenue SE / 25th Street SE Intersection Improvements Open House
City of Salem - 07/17/15
The City of Salem has scheduled an open house for the Madrona Avenue SE / 25th Street SE Intersection Improvement project to discuss the planned intersection improvements and a five month intersection closure planned for the 2016 construction season. The open house will take place 4-6:30 p.m. on July 22, 2015, at Fire Station No. 6, located at 2740 25th Street SE.

In June 2013, the Salem City Council approved funding for the Madrona Avenue SE at 25th Street SE Intersection Improvements with savings from the Streets and Bridges Bond Measure and State of Oregon Immediate Opportunity Grant funds. The project will realign the intersection so the north leg of 25th Street SE will connect directly to Madrona Avenue SE to form an arterial route. The south leg of 25th Street SE will be realigned to intersect Madrona Avenue SE with a "T" intersection (see drawing).

As part of the work, Madrona Avenue SE will be widened to include two through lanes in each direction with a center turn lane, bicycle lanes, curbs, sidewalks, and street lights. Work at the intersection will also include a new traffic signal and replacement of the existing Pringle Creek box culvert.

If funding allows, improvements will also include the extension of 22nd Street SE southeasterly to Madrona Avenue SE (see drawing.) As design and property acquisition proceed and cost estimates are refined, a decision will be made regarding construction of this portion of the project.

At the open house, residents will have the opportunity to discuss the project, the need for the planned five-month closure, and anticipated alternate routes.

Those unable to attend the meeting and have questions regarding this project may contact Gary Myzak, P.E., at 503-588-6211 or gmyzak@cityofsalem.net.


Attached Media Files: 2015-07/1081/86294/Madrona_Map_Open_House_.pdf
Oregon Health Policy Board to meet July 21 in Portland at PSU
Oregon Health Authority - 07/17/15
July 17, 2015

Contact: Stephanie Tripp, 503-269-5689 (media inquiries)
Stephanie Jarem, 971-273-6844 (meeting information or accommodations)

Oregon Health Policy Board to meet July 21 in Portland at PSU
The Oregon Health Policy Board will hold its monthly meeting July 21 in Portland. The meeting will be held at Portland State University. The meeting will focus on a review of the 2015 legislative session, including discussions about HB2294, HB3100, and SB440. Public testimony will be heard during the meeting, beginning at 11:45 a.m.

When: Tuesday, July 21, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union Room327/8, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland. The meeting will also be available via live web stream. A link to the live stream and a recording of the meeting will be posted on the board's meeting page. Members of the public can also call in to listen by dialing 1-888-808-6929, participant code 915042#.

Agenda:
-- Director's report;
-- Legislative session general overview;
-- OHPB & HITOC (HB 2294);
-- Public Health Modernization (HB3100);
-- SB 440;
-- Review of OHPB strategies and work plan;
-- Public testimony.

For more information on the meeting, visit the board's meeting page at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/2015-OHPB-Meetings.aspx.

The meeting site is accessible to people 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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Ridgefield School District to offer full-day kindergarten at Union Ridge Elementary School (Photo)
Ridgefield Sch. Dist. - 07/17/15
Union Ridge Elementary School kindergarteners
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Friday, July 17, 2015-Ridgefield, WA-Ridgefield School District officials received confirmation on Thursday, July 16 that state funding would be provided for Union Ridge Elementary School to offer full-day kindergarten beginning with the upcoming 2015-16 school year starting September 1. All kindergarten students in the Union Ridge Elementary School boundary will be eligible for the program.

"We are very excited to continue to expand opportunities for our students at all levels," said Dr. Nathan McCann, Ridgefield School District Superintendent. "Studies have demonstrated that early childhood education is key to a student's development and full-day kindergarten is a big part of that development."

State funding for full-day kindergarten continues to be phased in across Washington State based upon the number of students in each elementary school who qualify for free and reduced-price lunches. Ridgefield School District's two elementary schools were in line to receive funding from Washington State should other districts turn down their eligibility which is how Union Ridge Elementary School received funding. South Ridge Elementary School does not meet the state's current threshold to receive funding at this time and will not begin offering full-day kindergarten until the 2016-17 school year.

"I'm very excited to offer full-day kindergarten to this year's newest Tater Tots," said Tracey MacLachlan, Union Ridge's Interim Principal. "I think Union Ridge is fortunate to receive this opportunity for our students; early learning is essential and being able to provide this consistent instruction will be a tremendous benefit for our kindergarteners."

Kindergarten and new student registration information for all Ridgefield schools can be found on the district website at www.ridge.k12.wa.us and parents may submit registration paperwork to the school offices beginning Wednesday, August 19. Parents and community members who have additional questions are encouraged to contact the district office at (360) 619-1301.

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Attached Media Files: Union Ridge Elementary School kindergarteners , Union Ridge Elementary School kindergarteners
Wilsonville Police pursuit ends in crash
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/17/15
The two occupants of the car that crashed this morning during the pursuit are:

Supp, Gregory Douglas, age 31, of Hillsboro, Oregon

Supp has been treated and released from the hospital and has been arrested on outstanding felony warrants for parole violation related to delivery of methamphetamine and other
charges. Charges in this case are expected after the investigation is completed.

Wildeboer, Courtney Gayle, age 23, address unknown

Wildeboer remains in critical condition.

Wildeboer is on post-prison supervision for possession of methamphetamine.

The crash in rural Marion County was initiated by a pursuit intervention technique(PIT) that was approved by the supervisor and effected by a deputy. The pursuit lasted about 14 minutes with numerous opportunities for the vehicle occupants to safely surrender to law enforcement. The pursuit travelled through Clackamas, Yamhill, and Marion counties. Deputies in the pursuit reported that the suspect driver was driving erratically and items were being thrown from the vehicle into the roadway. The area where the PIT was executed is rural and at that time of morning there were no hazards on the roadway.

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On 7-17-15 at about 0320 hours deputies with the Wilsonville Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle with the occupants reported to be entering houses under construction. The construction is part of the city of Wilsonville in the Villebois neighborhood.

The deputies located the vehicle and when they attempted to stop the vehicle the vehicle continued to drive. The deputies followed the vehicle toward Newberg and were joined by units from Clackamas County Sheriff and later by Newberg Police, including a CCSO police canine unit. As the vehicle travelled the units reported that items were being thrown from the vehicle.

At about 0345 hours the vehicle being pursued crashed on McKay Road in rural Marion County. Medical aid was immediately initiated for the two occupants of the vehicle, both of whom were reported as unconscious. Both individuals were transported to Emanuel Hospital by helicopter. One of the individuals is believed to be in serious condition but the injuries appear non-life threatening. The other person is in critical condition.

The Clackamas County Criminal Reconstruction and Forensics Team and Clackamas County Sheriff and Marion County Sheriff detectives are currently investigating the incident.

Our case number: 15-19306
Corvallis Police Arrest Car Prowler Caught in Act by Victim
Corvallis Police - 07/17/15
On July 16, 2015, at about 5:20am, Corvallis Police responded to a 911 call about a fight in progress in the 1600 block of SW Martin Ave. The caller reported his neighbor was in a physical fight with an unknown person in the front of the residence.

When officers arrived, they found two males in the bark dust/flower bed of a residence. One of the males appeared to be holding the second male, later identified as 18 year old Brad Jenkins of Corvallis, on the ground.

Officers discovered that the male holding Jenkins on the ground was actually the victim of a car prowl by Jenkins on SW County Club Dr. Neither the victim, nor Jenkins, was injured during the incident.

According to the victim, he walked out of his front door to let his dogs out. Once outside, the door of his car shut about 10 feet away, and Jenkins ran from the victim's vehicle. The victim realized Jenkins had broken into his car and chased Jenkins down SW Country Club Dr. and then down SW Martin Ave. to where officers found them. The victim took Jenkins to the ground and held him until police arrived with the assistance of the neighbor who had called 911.

When officers had completed the investigation of the incident, they determined that Jenkins was not only responsible for the car prowl on SW County Club Dr., but was also responsible for other car prowls in the area. Jenkins was charged with three counts of Unlawful Entry of a Motor Vehicle, Theft in the 1st Degree, Theft in the 2nd Degree, and Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine. Jenkins was also found in possession of $8,500 of forged checks and stolen credit cards from a car prowl. He was charged with Identity Theft, Forgery in the 1st Degree and Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card based on items discovered by officers.

Jenkins was transported to the Benton County Jail where he was booked and released,

A mug-shot photo is available at the following link:

http://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/corrections/inmate_detail.php?bn=1500001344
Salem's Water Supply Adequate During Hot, Dry Summer (Photo)
City of Salem - 07/17/15
The North Santiam River at the intake to Salem's Geren Island water treatment facility.
The North Santiam River at the intake to Salem's Geren Island water treatment facility.
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With 20 Oregon counties under emergency drought declarations and nearly the entire state experiencing drought conditions, water conservation has become a top priority.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown declared July "Water Awareness Month" to call attention to the problem. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will curtail fishing hours on most rivers to help fish suffering from low stream flows and high water temperatures starting July 18. Cities are dusting off emergency plans to prepare for water shortages.

But as dire as Oregon's drought has become this year, Salem may avoid having to implement voluntary or mandatory restrictions on water use, according to city public works officials.

That's because Salem is fortunate to have a relatively stable water supply: the North Santiam River. Actions by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Detroit Reservoir's Big Cliff Dam determine how much water is released into the river.

Despite dramatically low water levels at Detroit Reservoir, water still needs to be released into the North Santiam to help endangered fish, irrigate crops and quench the thirst of municipalities.

Salem Public Work Director Peter Fernandez said it appears unlikely that the U.S. Army Corps will decide to release less water into the river than normal.

"We are not worried for now, but every two weeks the Corps evaluates the situation" Fernandez said.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer is maintaining a water release flow of 900 cubic feet per second from Big Cliff Dam. That rate is expected to remain unchanged through October 15.

Salem's "magic number" is 700 cubic feet per second, Fernandez said. As long as water release flow is above 700 cubic feet per second, Salem shouldn't have a problem meeting the demand for water, he said.

The city is also keeping all of its reservoirs and its 600 million gallon underground water storage system, located in basalt formations beneath Woodmansee Park, filled to the maximum.

Water conservation, of course, is still important and the environmentally responsible thing to do. City officials encourage water customers to take basic steps to conserve water, such as sweeping decks instead of washing them, watering gardens in the early morning or late afternoon and repairing leaks in faucets and irrigation equipment.

The city's Geren Island water treatment plant, located east of Stayton, draws water from the North Santiam to serve more than 189,000 water customers.

Water use rises in the summer, as Salem residents irrigate lawns and gardens, wash cars and cool down kids. City water customers can use as much as 40 million gallons of water on a hot July day-- more than double the amount used in winter months.


Attached Media Files: The North Santiam River at the intake to Salem's Geren Island water treatment facility.
Oregon working to be prepared not scared for "The Really Big One" (Photo)
Oregon Office of Emergency Management - 07/17/15
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A recent article in the "New Yorker" called "The Really Big One" has drawn a lot of attention both locally and nationally to the damage a Cascadia earthquake and tsunami will cause, and emergency planners have been taking the opportunity to raise awareness about how individuals can prepare, and how the region and Oregon is also continuing to prepare and mitigate for the looming threat.

"We want Oregonians to be prepared not scared," said Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Director Andrew Phelps. "What we do now to prepare will save lives and property during any disaster."

One project Oregon OEM and others are working on is a Cascadia Playbook to synchronize state and Emergency Support Function partners during Cascadia and other emergencies. The Cascadia Playbook is a cross-cutting emergency management tool for the State of Oregon that supports various, existing plans and efforts for the first 14-days of a catastrophic incident.

Oregon has also committed to being a full partner with Washington, Idaho and FEMA, in the development and presentation of a regional exercise called Cascadia Rising. The statewide exercise planning is in concert and collaboration with the regional effort for Oregon's largest emergency management exercise ever that is scheduled for Spring 2016.

Dr. Althea Rizzo, the Geologic Hazards Coordinator for Oregon OEM said that the success of what emergency management partners are doing to prepare Oregon for Cascadia and other emergencies is one aspect of preparedness, and that individuals and families should strive to be self-sufficient during a disaster. A good goal is to work toward having two-weeks of emergency supplies to be ready for an emergency.

"Now is a perfect time for everyone to evaluate a family emergency plan and update or establish emergency kits," Rizzo mentioned. "Make sure you and family members know about established exit routes, contacts, meeting places, etc., after a disaster."

For emergency kits, Rizzo said it is a good idea to add new items, over time.

"You don't have to run out and spend a lot of money," she added. "If you go camping, you probably have a lot of your preparedness already done."

Rizzo said everyone should practice what to do during an earthquake and know where tsunami routes are if they live near the coast. Oregon OEM is urging all Oregonians to participate in the Great Oregon ShakeOut earthquake drill on Oct. 15 at 10:15 a.m. It is part of the nation's largest earthquake drill, and last year more than 390,000 Oregonians participated. Register at http://shakeout.org/oregon/register/ and take steps to make your family safer.

For more information on preparedness go to the Oregon Office of Emergency Management preparedness page: http://www.oregon.gov/OMD/OEM/Pages/preparedness_information.aspx.


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Wilsonville Earns Award for Excellence in Mobility
City of Wilsonville - 07/17/15
WILSONVILLE, OR - The City of Wilsonville is the winner of the Voice of the People Award for Excellence in Mobility from the National Research Center, Inc. (NRC) based in Boulder, Colorado. The City is to receive the award at the 101st annual International City/County Management Association (ICMA) conference in Seattle, WA, in September.

The City was nominated for the award based on the exceptional results reported in the City's 2014 Community Survey in which local residents rated their level of satisfaction with Wilsonville's mobility as one of the top three participating jurisdictions in the United States. The City's survey, conducted by the National Research Center, uses a scientific, representative sample approach in order to ensure the results accurately reflect the community's perceptions as a whole. The NRC survey is conducted in hundreds of other communities' throughout the United States allowing the research organization to compare results and determine which cities, like Wilsonville, rate among the highest in any category.

Mayor Tim Knapp reflects, "We are in a fortunate position compared to many communities in that we have our own public transit system, an ever-improving transportation network, easy access to the interstate system, and a plethora of sidewalks, bike lanes, walkways and hiking trails to help community members get where they want to go. As we move forward we will continue to seek improvements to further enhance connectivity throughout our community."

City Manager Bryan Cosgrove states, "This award reflects the high caliber of citizen leadership and professional quality of staff work that is consistently demonstrated in Wilsonville on a wide variety of fronts and over a sustained amount of time."

In June, the City was notified of the nomination and invited to submit an application to determine an overall winner for the category. In the application the City identifies the steps and actions taken which lead to the exceptional results. The City's application for the award is in the form of a video and is available to view at www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/MobilityAward.

The Voice of the People Awards are the only awards given in local government based on community opinion. The perspectives of the residents themselves determine nominees for the very best of community engagement, safety, mobility, foundations of livability, recreation and wellness, education and enrichment, natural environment, built environment and economy.

To learn more about the City's 2014 Community Survey visit www.ci.Wilsonville.or.us/CommunitySurvey.

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Nurse of the Year Awards - Call for Nominations
March of Dimes - 07/17/15
Nominations for the Fifth Annual Nurse of the Year Awards are now open. This year, March of Dimes will honor finalists from Oregon and SW Washington and award 16 of these nurses for their constant care of and compassion for patients.

Nominations may be submitted online at marchofdimes.org/oregon through September 11th. There is no fee to submit a nomination and you may submit multiple nominations. Award recipients will be determined by a selection committee comprised of healthcare professionals. Winners will be announced at the Nurse of the Year Awards breakfast on November 13, 2015, at the Sentinel Hotel in downtown Portland.

"Through the Nurse of the Year Awards, March of Dimes brings the health care community together to pay tribute to the profession of nursing and the often unsung heroes and heroines who save the lives and improve the health of others," said Elizabeth Joscelyn, State Director for March of Dimes, Greater Oregon Chapter.

Nurse of the Year Awards is sponsored by Legacy Health and Providence Health and Services.

The nominating categories are as follows:

Adult Acute Care
Advance Practice
Ambulatory/Clinic Care
Case Management, Occupational Health & Utilization Review
Community Health
Critical Care (Adult/Pediatric/Neonatal)
Emergency
Hospice, Home Health, Long Term Care, Rehab and Palliative Care
Nurse Educator
Nurse Leader
Nurse Specialty
Pediatric Acute Care
Rising Star
Small Hospital
Surgical Services
Women's Health

For more information visit marchofdimes.org/oregon.

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.org or nacersano.org. Find out how you can help raise funds to prevent premature birth and birth defects by walking in March for Babies at marchforbabies.org. Find out what's going on in the Greater Oregon Chapter by visiting OregonMOD.com.
Sheriff's Office Seeking Public's help in locating Missing / Stolen Firearm (Photo) **Updated Release-Firearm Located**
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/17/15
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Updated Release

The missing/stolen firearm has been located and has been returned to The Sheriff's Office. On Wednesday afternoon, an observant construction worker located the firearm along Interstate 5 near Market St in Salem. The firearm was taken to the Oregon State Police-Albany Office and given to Troopers.

We have confirmed this is the missing/stolen firearm and are currently conducting an investigation to determine how the firearm ended up on Interstate 5. At this time, we do not know if the firearm was stolen and dumped along Interstate 5 but the firearm has scrape marks and damage on it from sliding down the highway. The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the citizen who located the firearm and turned it into the Oregon State Police.

If anyone has information regarding this incident, please call 503-588-5032




Marion County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a missing / stolen firearm. It is believed the firearm came up missing today around 4:00 a.m. from a southeast Salem neighborhood. The weapon is a Glock model 21, S.F. (slim frame) .45 caliber. The gun has a black upper slide and a lower OD green frame. On top of the slide is "A185" and on both sides of the slide is "Wally" K9. The gun has a fully loaded magazine and one round in the chamber and is equipped with a tac light mounted to the gun.

If you locate this firearm, please use caution as the weapon does not have a safety. We would prefer you keep an eye on the firearm and not handle it, call for law enforcement immediately and wait for law enforcement to recover it. In the event you decide to handle the weapon, remember your gun safety and that it is loaded, always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction and keep you finger off of the trigger.

Anyone with information about this incident and or where the firearm may be should contact the Marion County Sheriff's Office at (503) 588-5032.


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City invites public to new fire station design meetings July 21, 22
City of Vancouver - 07/17/15
CONTACT: Jon Sears, Capital Project Manager, 360-487-8319, jon.sears@cityofvancouver.us

Join the Vancouver Fire Department, other City staff and MacKenzie Architects in a community discussion to help shape the vision and design for two new fire stations at public meetings on Tuesday, July 21 and Wednesday, July 22.

Fire Station 1, currently located at 900 W. Evergreen Blvd. will be relocated to 2607 Main St. (on the northeast corner of E. Fourth Plain Boulevard). Fire Station 2, currently located at 400 W. 37th St. will be relocated to E. Norris Road (just south of E. Fourth Plain Boulevard). The City expects to start construction on both fire stations in 2016.

Fire Station 2 Vision and Design Meeting
Tuesday, July 21
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Bates Center (Roosevelt Elementary School), 2921 Falk Rd.

Fire Station 1 Vision and Design Meeting
Wednesday, July 22
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Vancouver City Hall, Aspen Room, 415 W. 6th St.

For more information, and to see a map of the services areas for Fire Stations 1 and 2, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/newfirestations.
Improvements to North Side of Pacific University's Forest Grove Campus Begin Next Week
Pacific University - 07/17/15
FOREST GROVE -- Work on the latest enhancement to Pacific University's Forest Grove Campus, an improved north side entrance, will commence the week of July 20.

The project consists of an extensive reconstruction of University Avenue and surrounding landscape to improve pedestrian safety and vehicular traffic flow, while accentuating the campus' natural beauty.

Pacific is partnering with inici group, Walker/Macy and Walsh Construction Co. on the project, scheduled for completion in late-October.

Beginning Monday, pedestrian access on campus will be limited to the perimeter of a fenced-off construction zone along University Avenue between Sunset Drive and College Way.

The construction zone will include the area north of McCormick Hall, as well as the central walkway and grounds between McCormick and Clark Hall down to the northwest side of the University Center (Washburne Hall).

Construction on University Avenue will prevent vehicular access on the street between Sunset Drive and College Way. Flaggers will permit local access only on University Avenue from Main Street to College Way. Drivers wishing to access Main Street should use Pacific Avenue south of campus. From the east side of campus, drivers on Cedar Street can take 23rd Avenue as a detour to reach Sunset Drive on the way to Highway 47.

Improvements to University Avenue will include a concrete intersection at Sunset Drive, an improved intersection with marked pedestrian crossings at College Way, several trees on both sides of the street, and on-street parking spaces.

The enhanced landscape will also feature a new diagonal walkway and new lawns north of McCormick and Clark halls.

The project is the latest of several over the past two years as part of a campus transformation to better accommodate Pacific's growing enrollment. Three academic buildings: Strain Science Center, Price Hall and Scott Hall, are undergoing renovations this summer. Last year, Pacific refreshed the University Center, its campus hub, and opened its seventh on-campus residence, Cascade Hall.


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Construction for Hannah Mason Pump Station (Fulton Pump Station Replacement Project) to Disrupt Traffic on SW Nevada Street (Photo)
Portland Water Bureau - 07/17/15
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Construction continues on a Portland Water Bureau project to build a new pump station in Willamette Park in Southwest Portland. As part of the Hannah Mason Pump Station construction project, contractors will need access to SW Nevada Street, west of Macadam from July 20 through Aug. 14. Periodic construction will take place Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For one block west of Macadam, access along SW Nevada will be limited to local traffic only while crews install new pipes. As with any construction project, safety is our first priority. Please obey flaggers and all construction signs.

The Hannah Mason Pump Station is being built to replace the aging Fulton Pump Station on SW Nevada Street. Work began in March and will continue to the autumn of 2016. The Water Bureau is working closely with Portland Parks & Recreation and other local agencies to coordinate this project with ongoing operations and other projects in the area. We will keep neighbors, local businesses and other stakeholders updated as work progresses.
For more information, visit the project website: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/water/hannahmason


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Vigor Industrial's Caitlin Sause joins PCC Foundation Board of Directors (Photo)
PCC - 07/17/15
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PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland Community College's Foundation Board of Directors continues its expansion with the addition of Caitlin Sause.

Sause is the director of Government and Public Affairs for Vigor Industrial, a post she's held since July 2014. Prior to this role, she served as the Government Affairs advisor for Ball Janik, LLP.

"Caitlin is sure to add an important dynamic to the foundation board, one that's very workforce development-oriented," said Rob Wagner, associate vice president of PCC's College Advancement office.

"Her familiarity with the manufacturing and maritime industries will prove to be a huge asset for us, as PCC intends to grow outreach to these and other arenas," he said.

Born and raised in Coos Bay, Ore., Sause grew up working in the maritime and timber industries. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and earned her master's degree in political science in 2008 from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. In addition to PCC's Foundation Board, for which she will serve a three-year term, Sause is a board member of the Oregon Sports Authority, a member of Toastmasters International and a member of the Arlington Club.

"I'm particularly passionate about PCC's workforce development programs, and specifically its welding program," said Sause. "We have a shortage of skilled welders in the United States, and I'm excited at the thought of finding a solution to the problem through attention and support of welding programs like PCC's.

"Through my work on the Foundation board, I hope to encourage the career technical aspirations of PCC students, whose skills and capabilities will keep career tech jobs alive and well in the region," she said.

As the only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the college, the PCC Foundation helps students access education by awarding scholarships and building the college's capacity to provide vital educational opportunities for the community at large. The volunteer board of directors, representing a wide range of business and community interests, leads the PCC Foundation.


About Portland Community College: PCC is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and 19th largest in the nation, serving approximately 90,000 full- and part-time students. PCC, which is roughly the size of Rhode Island, has four comprehensive campuses, eight workforce training and education centers, and 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

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


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PPB and Partners Host Third Annual Bicycle Safety Fiesta (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/17/15
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The Portland Police Bureau Youth Services Division will hold the third annual Bicycle Safety Fiesta on Saturday, July 18, 2015, from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the St. Johns Community Center, located at 8427 N. Central Avenue, Portland, OR 97203. The event is sponsored by the Portland Police Bureau, Providence Health & Services, Portland Parks & Recreation, and the Zman Foundation.

The Bicycle Safety Fiesta event will host a variety of bike safety awareness booths for parents & children. There will be several safety stations at the event, including a bike helmet fitting station. There will be a limited number of helmets available for youth who don't have a helmet or one that doesn't fit correctly. Other stations include rules of the road for bikers, bike safety inspection and a bike riding obstacle course. If kids participate in all the safety booths, bicycle rodeo and are issued a helmet, they will be eligible to win a free bike.

Parents are reminded to bring their child's bikes. The goal of this event is to remind children and parents of the importance of wearing a bike helmet and practicing good safe bicycle, skateboard and scooter safety.

"All staff working the event will be police officers, and they are great supporters of our efforts to enhance the city's youth programs," said John Scruggs, Captain of the Youth Services Division. "Being out in the community with the youth and parents helps remind me why I started working with youth in the first place. We are truly making a difference."

The event will feature refreshments and food, which were all donated by local vendors. Various local cultural dancers will be performing. Other performers are: Lol Be and Chinelos Orgullo Morelense de Oregon.

Police want to alert motorists that North John Avenue between North Central and North Hudson Streets will be closed off for this event.

For more information about the Bicycle Safety Fiesta, contact Officer Julia Rico: 503-823-5784 or cell: 503-319-2927. For more information about the Youth Services Division or other youth programs, call 503-823-4849.

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Red Cross Responds to Vancouver Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/17/15
Disaster Volunteers from the Red Cross assisted 3 adults and pets in a multi-family fire in the 3000 block of NE 150th Avenue in Vancouver, WA. The Red Cross provided food, clothing, shoes, bedding and linens, blankets, comfort kits and recovery information.
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Commercial Fire Sprinklers Prevent Kitchen Fire from Spreading in Sherwood Apartment
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 07/16/15
At 5:54 p.m., Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue responded to reports of an apartment fire at 20512 SW Roy Rogers Rd. in Sherwood. Multiple callers to 9-1-1 reported flames coming from a third floor unit. With fire alarms sounding, residents began to evacuate.

The fire was contained to one unit and extinguished by the building's commercial fire sprinkler system that did its intended job of limiting fire damage and potential loss of life prior to the arrival of firefighters.

According to TVF&R Battalion Chief Ian Yocum, "Without the presence of a commercial fire sprinkler system in the apartment building, this fire could have been significant."

A TVF&R fire investigator responded to the scene and has pinpointed the area of origin to the kitchen; the exact cause remains under investigation. Four apartment units are uninhabitable at this time due to the power being shut off. The seven displaced residents have made alternate living arrangements.

When a fire sprinkler system is present in a structure -- residential or commercial -- the likelihood of injuries and costly damage is dramatically reduced. More information about fire sprinkler systems can be found at www.tvfr.com.
Portland Fire & Rescue Names Our New Twin Fireboats (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 07/16/15
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Portland Fire & Rescue's new twin fireboats have been given names from the chinuk wawa in honor of the original people who lived and worked along the rivers that PF&R so proudly serves.

In partnership with the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, specifically Kathy Cole, and also Historian Chet Orloff, we searched for names that reflected Portland Fire & Rescue's motto and mission. At the end of the process, we chose the name's kwans?m and skukum ats. The kwans?m (pronounced KWAN-sum, there are no capital letters in the chinuk language) reflects PF&R's motto of "Always Ready, Always There." Her twin vessel, the skukum ats (pronounced SKOO-kum Ots), represents the kwans?m's "strong sister."

PF&R had long identified the need for new fireboats - but we lacked the resources until then Fire Commissioner Randy Leonard put together a sound GO Bond that included the two new fireboats, that voters passed in 2010. We were happy to see the contract go to Oregon Iron Works, a local contractor renowned internationally.

These boats bolster our ability to respond to fire and rescue situations. Each of the twin boats can travel at speeds of 40+ knots to arrive quickly and have pumping capability of 8,000 GPM for both firefighting and water supply. Each vessel has state of the art electronics and communications for command and control at large incidents, and crews are trained to respond to and assist with marine fires, hazardous materials/CBRN incidents, perform technical rescue, support dive efforts, law enforcement support, environmental mitigation response and natural disaster response and recovery efforts.

We want to thank the citizens of Portland for providing the funding through the G.O. Bond to purchase these fireboats, for which Portland Fire & Rescue crews will use honorably to protect our community and respond 24/7, 365 days a year.


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Red Cross Assists Silverton Family Displaced by Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/16/15
Disaster Volunteers from the Red Cross responded to assist 2 adults, 3 children and pets after a single family fire in the 300 block of South 2nd Street in Silverton, OR. The Red Cross provided lodging, food, clothing, shoes, infant supplies, formua, crib and linens and blankets. stuffed animals, comfort kits and recovery information were also provided.
Photos of I-5 Truck Crash @ MP 71 (Photo)
ODOT: SW Oregon - 07/16/15
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A northbound truck loaded with lumber crashed about 1:30 this afternoon coming down Sexton Summit into Sunny Valley.
The truck is off the shoulder, but the northbound slow lane is blocked for recovery.
Motorists should use caution coming down the summit.


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L.L. Stub Stewart State Park to host overnight guided camping trip
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 07/16/15
L.L. Stub Stewart State Park welcomes beginning campers to join in an overnight guided camping excursion July 31- August 2, part of the statewide "Let's Go Camping" program hosted by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD).

Stub Stewart is just 34 miles west of Portland, and is home to an 18-hole disc golf course and 25 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails that highlight its 1,800 acres of forest glades, streams and wildflowers.

For $30 per family, OPRD provides tents, sleeping bags and other gear for those interested in learning more about camping. Volunteers will help campers set up tents, build campfires, prepare meals in the campsite and more. Activities could include ranger-led hikes, introduction to disc-golf, and plenty of s'mores.

Let's Go Camping programs are scheduled throughout the state through Labor Day weekend. Participating campgrounds are listed at oregonstateparks.org (Click on "Things to Do"). Registration is required. Register online or by calling 888-953-7677.
District Expands Full-Day Kindergarten at Maple Grove (Photo)
Battle Ground Sch. Dist. - 07/16/15
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Battle Ground Public Schools will start implementing state-funded full-day kindergarten next year at Maple Grove, a K-8 school in the district. "We are excited to be able to offer a full day of academics to our youngest learners," said Maple Grove Principal Michelle Reinhardt.

The Washington State Legislature voted last month to provide some funding for full-day kindergarten in its 2015-17 biennial budget to schools that can meet specific requirements. The state is providing full-day kindergarten funding next year based on which schools have the highest percentage of students receiving free and reduced-price lunches. Eligible schools can get state funding for full-day kindergarten as long as they can accommodate a full-day program for all students. In other words, schools can only offer full-day kindergarten if they have the space to offer the full-day program to all incoming kindergartners attending the school.

Battle Ground Public Schools evaluated which schools in the district have the classroom space to support full-day kindergarten, and found that Maple Grove is currently the only school that has enough available classrooms to implement the program for all incoming kindergartners. Maple Grove also has the highest rate of free and reduced-price lunch in the district. Several other Battle Ground schools will still offer tuition-based, full-day kindergarten.

"We know that full-day kindergarten is a valuable program. The research supports it," said Superintendent Mark Hottowe. "We want to offer full-day kindergarten, but the state legislature put us in a tough spot by making it all or nothing. We can't take full advantage of the money because we don't have the classroom space."

Battle Ground Public Schools will continue to explore facilities options for providing full-day kindergarten at the other primary schools. The district is seeking guidance from its volunteer Facilities Improvement Team to prioritize facilities needs in a long-range plan that would accommodate full-day kindergarten at all schools as well as meet other facilities needs supporting 21st century learning and accommodate a growing population of students.

"Our facilities team will continue to look at it," Hottowe said. "It is likely going to take several years for the district to be able to implement state-funded full-day kindergarten district-wide."


Attached Media Files: Maple Grove School
Steelhead to play at Milo McIver music festival commemorating the original Vortex concert
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 07/16/15
Estacada, OR -- Milo McIver State Park will host Exploring Vortex I: Music in the Park, celebrating the 45th anniversary of the original Vortex rock concert held at the park in August 1970. The celebration will be from 3-8 p.m. August 8 in the Vortex Meadows.

Rock and roll band Steelhead, of Vancouver, Wash., will perform, and the celebration also will include family friendly activities such as a tie-dye booth, hula hooping, a photography exhibit and historical displays. A vendor will sell barbecue; attendees can also bring their own food and beverages, including alcoholic beverages.

Vortex I was the only state-sponsored rock festival in American history and was a novel concept in 1970, when both Woodstock and the Kent State shootings were forefront in Americans' minds. Governor Tom McCall made history by partnering with antiwar demonstrators to organize a concert at Milo McIver in an attempt to avoid conflict in downtown Portland during a scheduled visit of President Nixon.

As a celebration of Vortex history, visitors can share their experiences by bringing any photos of the 1970 event; they will be scanned and returned on the spot and added to the Vortex archive. Volunteers will also record anyone interested in sharing their Vortex stories, to be shared with the Estacada Community Library in effort to paint a full picture of how Vortex affected the local community.

This event is open to the public, and donations will be accepted to fund a permanent monument in Vortex Meadow. A $5 Oregon State Park parking permit is required for each vehicle.
REVISED: Rep. Mitch Greenlick, Portland Parks & Recreation, announce state funding for new entrance, nature center for Forest Park (Photo)
Portland Parks & Recreation - 07/16/15
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Iconic natural area receives $1.5 million to move forward

This version correctly notes that PP&R finished acquiring the property in 2014; it was a multi-stage acquisition. The bureau regrets the error.

(Portland, OR) -

State Representative Mitch Greenlick and Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) announce that the Oregon Legislature approved $1.5 million in funding towards an official entrance to PP&R's 5,200-acre Forest Park. The entrance, first proposed in the 1995 Forest Park Natural Resource Management Plan, will include a nature center, ADA accessible trail and parking lot.

"Forest Park is a world-class urban treasure," says Rep. Greenlick. "The city has been a great steward of the Park for 100 years. This project is the centerpiece of the dream for the next 100 years, keeping the Park alive and accessible."

The new nature center will be located off Highway 30 and NW Kittridge on a former industrial brownfield adjacent to Forest Park. PP&R finished acquiring the property in 2014, and with support from Metro's voter-approved Parks and Nature program and Parks System Development Charges (SDCs). The property has since been cleaned up and has DEQ approval for the project to proceed.

The Legislature's significant investment kicks off the next phases of the project, including site planning and design. Upon completion of these phases, the project will be 'shovel ready.'

The new nature center will have a parking lot big enough for school buses, and will increase field trip opportunities for the region's school children, spurring a lifetime of nature connection and stewardship. The site will also have an ADA-accessible trail with a viewing platform sited to allow great views over the working Willamette River, the St. Johns neighborhood and beyond. Thanks to Legislative leadership, and other generous public and private partnerships that have contributed to this project, opportunities for education and recreation will be available to more Oregonians of all ages and abilities.

"We warmly welcome the state funding for this much anticipated project," says City Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz. "I'm delighted and thankful that Rep. Greenlick worked so hard to show the Oregon Legislature why they should prioritize an entrance to Forest Park. This proves clearly that our state leaders share our vision, that Forest Park should be more accessible to people of all ages; and one that deserves a nature center, where people from around the globe can learn more about the largest forested urban park in the US."

"Forest Park is one of the most undiscovered gems in Portland's entire parks system," says PP&R Director Mike Abbaté. "This project will help Forest Park to be more discoverable for all Portlanders. We are building the parks system for the next generation of environmental stewards."

The project is supplemented by $800,000 in Portland Parks SDC dollars. These are not tax dollars, rather SDCs are one-time fees assessed on new development to cover a portion of the cost of providing specific types of public infrastructure required as a result of the new development. Park SDCs help ensure that Portland's quality of life keeps pace with our growing and changing city by providing additional parks and recreation facilities needed to accommodate growth.


About Forest Park:

Forest Park is the largest forested park within city limits in the lower 48 states... This forest within a city is part of a wildlife corridor that extends west to the Oregon coast and south to Tryon Creek State Park. Portland Parks & Recreation's Forest Park provides home to an abundance of wildlife; more than 100 bird and 45 mammal species. With its massive tree canopy and substantial undergrowth, the park serves as a natural air purifier, water collector, and erosion controller. Forest Park contains 75 miles of trails providing for passive recreation to hikers, runners and walkers, 28 miles of trail for bikers and 25 miles of trail for horseback riding.

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Red Cross Responds to Long Beach Home Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/16/15
Diaster action team volunteers with the American Red Cross this afternoon responded to a disaster that occurred in the 1000 block of 49th St. in Long Beach, WA. This single-family fire affected one adult. Red Cross provided lodging, food, comfort kits and recovery information.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in communities across Oregon and southwest Washington. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 to schedule an appointment.

Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. Take a few moments to review your family's exit plan should there be a fire in your home. This information, and more, is available at www.redcross.org or in a free Prepare! Resource Guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://rdcrss.org/1zq8XW6.
First ever CERT Summit for Clackamas County CERT Consortium
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 07/16/15
Clackamas Fire currently has 5 CERT teams along with teams from West Linn, Lake Oswego, Hoodland, Sandy, Estacada and Molalla. I have attached an informational flier in the attachments about this event. Any questions contact Gregg Ramirez or myself.


Attached Media Files: Clackamas County CERT Summit
PCC's Board of Directors appoints Sylvia Kelley as interim college president (Photo)
PCC - 07/16/15
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PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland Community College's Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Sylvia Kelley as the college's interim president while a national search is conducted for PCC's next permanent president. The announcement was made at the monthly board meeting on Thursday, July 16.

Kelley has been serving as PCC's acting president since the departure of Jeremy Brown, former president of the college, on May 18. At that time Brown and the Board of Directors mutually agreed to a separation-in-service.

"Sylvia has agilely stepped into the role of acting president for PCC and demonstrated a keen sense of leadership and grace during this transition period," said Deanna Palm, chair of PCC's Board of Directors.

"Her extensive leadership experience in community colleges and universities, her ability to steer the college's direction, support the needs of staff and faculty, and assist in the national search of PCC's next president are crucial to the college's ongoing success. We are delighted - and indeed, quite fortunate - to have Sylvia's background and skills to guide and support the institution at this time," said Palm.

Prior to joining PCC in 2014 as its executive vice president, Kelley served in key leadership roles at four-year institutions: From 2008 to 2014 she served as Southern Oregon University's vice president for development and the executive director of its foundation, and from 2001 to 2008 she was the vice president for institutional advancement at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Kelley also has significant community college experience, having worked with several in Texas and California in a variety of leadership roles before joining Texas A&M. She has served as the director of marketing and public affairs, as the director of corporate education and workforce development, and as an instructor of leadership and human relations. In addition, she has several years' experience as a senior city planner.

While Kelley serves as PCC's interim president, the college's Cabinet - made up of vice presidents, associate vice presidents and campus presidents - will collectively backfill Kelley's permanent role as executive vice president. Going forward, the Board of Directors will outline an inclusive process as it launches its national presidential search.


About Portland Community College: PCC is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and 19th largest in the nation, serving approximately 90,000 full- and part-time students. PCC, which is roughly the size of Rhode Island, has four comprehensive campuses, eight workforce training and education centers, and 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

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


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OHA Retail Marijuana Scientific Advisory Committee meets July 23
Oregon Health Authority - 07/16/15
What: The Oregon Health Authority's Retail Marijuana Scientific Advisory Committee is holding its monthly meeting. The meeting is open to the public.

Agenda: Review purpose/agenda; review/approve June 25, 2015, draft meeting minutes; brief legislative update; continue discussion of effects of marijuana use on a developing fetus and breastfeeding infants, and public messaging for pregnant and breastfeeding women; wrap-up/future topics; public comment.

When: Thursday, July 23, 3-5 p.m. The public comment period begins at 4:45 p.m. All comments are limited to two minutes, or can be submitted to marijuana.science@state.or.us.

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

Why: The Oregon Health Authority's Retail Marijuana Scientific Advisory Committee, based at the Public Health Division, provides scientific input to inform public health recommendations related to retail marijuana in Oregon. The committee is examining adverse health effects of retail marijuana use; and impacts of time, place, and manner of retail sale of potentially addictive substances.

For more information about the committee, visit http://public.health.oregon.gov/About/Pages/Retail-Marijuana-Scientific-Advisory-Committee.aspx.
Suction dredge legislation did not advance in 2015 session - Moratorium will go into effect Jan. 2, 2016
Oregon Dept. of State Lands - 07/16/15
Salem - Senate Bill 830, which proposed to consolidate state regulation of placer mining activities, including suction dredging and upland placer mining adjacent to streams, did not pass in this year's legislative session.

The bill named the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) as the lead regulatory agency, and would have increased natural and cultural resource protections. It also would have lifted a moratorium on in-stream and upland motorized placer mining directed by a bill passed in the 2013 Oregon Legislature (Senate Bill 838).

As a result of Senate Bill 830's demise during the 2015 session, the moratorium is scheduled to go into effect in January 2016 and sunset in 2021.

What this means for miners
From now until the end of 2015, there are no changes to how motorized placer mining is regulated:

- The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) issues General Authorizations for this activity in Oregon waterways. SB 838 made some changes to regulations for waterways that are designated Essential Salmon Habitat (ESH) that remain in effect until the end of 2015.

- Motorized in-stream and upland placer mining operations also require a water quality permit from DEQ, and in-stream operations using non-motorized mining equipment must comply with applicable permit terms.

Moratorium
Starting Jan. 2, 2016, miners will be prohibited from motorized mining in the following circumstances:

- In all streams above the lowest extent of spawning habitat in rivers and tributaries containing ESH or naturally reproducing populations of bull trout.

- In upland areas within 100 yards of these streams if the mining results in the removal or disturbance of vegetation in a manner that may affect water quality.

An interactive map shows the moratorium areas (see below).

The DEQ and DSL will continue to regulate motorized mining under current law, and will work over the next six months to inform miners, natural resource agencies, law enforcement and other groups about the 2016 moratorium and how/where placer mining operations may lawfully take place.

The Oregon Legislature in 2013 (SB 838) directed the Governor's Office to consult with affected stakeholders and make recommendations to the legislature by November 2014 on a proposed regulatory framework for placer mining in Oregon. These recommendations helped shape SB 830 which was introduced during the 2015 session by the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee.

Additional information:

Moratorium FAQs: http://www.oregon.gov/dsl/Aquatic_Resource_Management/Documents/Moratorium%20QA%207-10-15.pdf

Interactive map: http://geo.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=b9850ba265e546c8b528e9900e9300de

Department of Environmental Quality: http://www.deq.state.or.us/wq/wqpermit/mining.htm

Department of State Lands: http://www.oregon.gov/dsl/PERMITS/Pages/ga_placerinfo.aspx

SB 838 Study Group: http://www.oregon.gov/dsl/Pages/SB%20838%20Study%20Group.aspx.




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As public release of test scores approaches, local citizens encouraged to call in to Tele-Town-Hall to learn more
ESD 112 - 07/16/15
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and Ready Washington will host a series of telephone town hall meetings about Washington's K-12 learning standards and assessments. The series will offer citizens an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about learning standards and assessments in our state.

The telephone town hall for Southwest Washington is set for Wednesday, July 22 from noon-1 p.m. OSPI staff including State Superintendent Randy Dorn, Deputy Superintendent Gil Mendoza and Assistant Superintendent Jessica Vavrus will facilitate each call and direct questions specific to this region to Dr. David Cresap, Director of Assessment for Battle Ground School District.

To participate and livestream a telephone town hall on your computer or mobile device, please visit www.readywa.org/townhall.

Town Hall Meetings Dates:
July 22: noon-1:00 p.m.-Southwest Washington, Olympic Peninsula, Kitsap Peninsula and Tacoma

July 23: 7-8:00 p.m.-Central and Eastern Washington

July 28: noon-1:00 p.m.-Northwest Washington

July 30: 7-8:00 p.m.-Puget Sound area

August 4: noon-1:00 p.m.-South Puget Sound area

The Common Core State Standards were established to help ensure all students are ready for success after high school. Washington's K-12 learning standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards and provide clear, consistent guidelines for what every student should know and be able to do in math and English Language Arts from kindergarten through 12th grade. The Smarter Balanced assessment system, which is aligned to the new standards, provides a way for teachers to measure student progress on those standards throughout the year and make adjustments and interventions as necessary to ensure students are on the pathway to success. The assessments are administered in grades 3-8 and 11.
To learn more, visit www.k12.wa.us and www.ReadyWA.org.

Smarter Balanced Assessment scores will be released August 17.


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ABOUT ESD 112:
Educational Service District 112 enables school districts to concentrate more time, money and energy on student learning. Headquartered in Vancouver, ESD 112 provides local and regional cooperative programs and services to school districts and communities in the six counties of Southwest Washington. ESD 112 was established by the Legislature in 1969 as one of nine regional educational service centers to work in partnership with local communities and school districts to provide support services for student instruction, professional development for staff, and technical assistance in the administration of schools. The agency offers more than 250 cooperatives and services ranging from interactive telecommunications to the child care network. There are 30 public schools, 23 private schools and two state schools serving 100,000 students and 15,000 school employees who benefit from ESD services.
City seeks applicants for Building-Fire Code Commission vacancy
City of Vancouver - 07/16/15
Vancouver, Wash. - The City of Vancouver is seeking applicants to fill one position on the Building-Fire Code Commission (BFCC). Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, 2015.

To apply online, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/boards. To request an application or for more information, contact Alexis Bafus in the City Manager's Office at City Hall, P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668-1995, alexis.bafus@cityofvancouver.us or by calling 360-487-8607.

The BFCC is a volunteer commission of at least five members that makes recommendations to the Vancouver City Council regarding building and fire codes. Commissioner duties include:

Conduct public meetings as needed to complete commission business
Investigate building code, fire code and construction-related issues
Recommend construction and fire prevention regulations related to Title 16 and 17
Review all proposed new codes or changes to existing building and fire code and make recommendations to the council prior to its action
Hear and resolve disputes related to building and fire code

The BFCC is "on call" and meets as needed. City residency is not a requirement. The vacancy is for a six-year, full-term position expiring in 2021. Preference will be given to persons with background and/or experience in engineering and architectural fields.

One of the primary objectives of the recruitment effort is to recruit individuals whose qualifications relate well to the construction industry and the duties of BFCC. Vancouver City Council recognizes that a diverse and well-qualified commission representing different aspects of construction industry will be beneficial to the city and the community. Individuals with background in construction and/or codes, particularly in the area of fire code/fire prevention, are encouraged to apply. Having a BFCC member with expertise in the area of fire code/fire prevention will expand the knowledge base and benefit the commission.

For more information about the City's boards and commissions, please visit www.cityofvancouver.us/boardsandcommissions.

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Wells Fargo team members volunteering to spruce up Mountain View Middle School
Wells Fargo - 07/16/15
Beaverton, OR, - July 16, 2015 - Team members of Wells Fargo's Barnhart Center in Beaverton will hold their seventh annual Volunteer Day at Mountain View Middle School (17500 SW Farmington Rd., Beaverton) on Saturday, July 18, from 10 am to 3 pm.

Throughout the day, volunteers will be painting, landscaping, and general clean up at school to get the school ready for the new school year.

More than 100 employees are anticipated at the event - an estimated person-power donation of nearly $13,000 - and will be joined by students, teachers and parents.

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Wells Fargo believes in supporting communities where its team members and customers live and work through both financial investments and volunteerism. Last year, Wells Fargo team members in Oregon and SW Washington volunteered 59,843 hours for schools and local community groups.
City of Beaverton Receives National Financial Reporting Award
City of Beaverton - 07/16/15
BEAVERTON, Ore. - The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) recently announced that the City of Beaverton's finance department has received the GFOA's Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its fiscal year
2013-14 comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). This is the 36th consecutive year that the city has received this award, which is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.


"Beaverton has a strong reputation for being a well-run and fiscally responsible city," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "We take our responsibility of being good stewards of public funds very seriously. This achievement of excellence is just the latest accolade we've received for being transparent and strategic in our budgeting process."


An impartial panel of judges reviewed Beaverton's report, which had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective financial reporting to qualify for the award. The guidelines assess how well a CAFR serves as a tool to clearly communicate the entity's financial story and to encourage the public to read the CAFR.


The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 finance professionals in the U.S. and Canada. The organization started the awards program in 1945 to encourage state and local government to go beyond the minimum requirements in budget reporting.


To view current and past financial information for the city of Beaverton, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Finance.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press with cities more than 75,000). Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Silver Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.


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


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Milton-Freewater awarded $75,000 NEA Our Town grant
Oregon Arts Commission - 07/16/15
Salem, Ore.-- National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu yesterday announced 69 Our Town awards totaling almost $5 million in the program's fifth year of funding, including a $75,000 to the city of Milton-Freewater in Oregon. The NEA received 275 applications for Our Town this year and will make grants ranging from $25,000 to $200,000.

NEA's Our Town grant program supports creative place-making projects that help to transform communities into lively, beautiful and resilient places with the arts at their core. Since the program's inception in 2011 and including these projects, the NEA will have awarded 325 Our Town grants totaling almost $26 million in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.

The Milton-Freewater grant will support TALK PLAY DREAM: HABLAR JUGAR SO?'AR, a series of bilingual cultural programs to enliven the city and bring together disparate populations. The project will engage community members in cultural asset mapping, creative pop-up events, workshops, performances and festivals. The City of Milton-Freewater, Shakespeare Walla Walla, PearlDamour and other partners intend to bridge the divide between the city's Anglo and Latino communities, fostering conversation through shared stories. The City of Milton-Freewater has a population of 7,060, more than 40 percent of which is Latino, nearly double that of 30 years ago.??NLG

"Milton-Freewater demonstrates the best in creative community development and whose work will have a valuable impact on its community," said Chairman Chu. "Through Our Town funding, organizations continue to spark vitality that support neighborhoods and public spaces, enhancing a sense of place for residents and visitors alike."

"We are thrilled to have Milton-Freewater's project selected as one of the nation's finest creative place-making projects," said Brian Rogers, Arts Commission executive director. "Their vision for TALK PLAY DREAM demonstrate the power of art to engage community and diverse populations."

For a complete listing of projects recommended for Our Town grant support, please visit the NEA web site at arts.gov. Project descriptions, grants listed by state and by project type, and resources are available as well. The NEA's online resource, Exploring Our Town, features case studies of more than 70 Our Town projects along with lessons learned and other resources.

The Twitter hashtag is #NEAOurTown15
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The Oregon Arts Commission provides leadership, funding and arts programs through its grants, special initiatives and services. Nine commissioners, appointed by the Governor, determine arts needs and establish policies for public support of the arts. The Arts Commission became part of the Oregon Business Development Department in 1993 in recognition of the expanding role the arts play in the broader social, economic and educational arenas of Oregon communities.

The Arts Commission is supported with general funds appropriated by the Oregon legislature, federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and funds from the Oregon Cultural Trust.
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Oregon Food Bank cooks up Local Food Challenge (Photo)
Oregon Food Bank - 07/16/15
Farmers' market bounty
Farmers' market bounty
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People who like to eat can become food system change makers


Portland, Oregon - July 16, 2015 - Stop by a farmers' market on any summer Saturday and you're likely to find a hive of activity. Stalls overflow with locally grown and produced food, while shoppers smell, taste and talk about what is in season. This August, Oregon Food Bank is challenging everyone to look for and purchase more local foods.

The Local Food Challenge is designed to get people thinking about their food sources and connect with their community. Local means items grown, raised or caught within 200 miles of their residences. Anyone can participate by pledging to spend at least ten percent of their food budget on locally grown foods for 31 days.

"Our goal is to get people to think about where their food comes from, strengthen local farms and explore new tastes and recipes," says Oregon Food Bank CEO Susannah Morgan. "This is about giving every community food system a boost. We believe a strong community food system will help decrease the number of people who are hungry." A strong community food system empowers and engages all members to work together to ensure everyone has enough to eat.

Signing up for the Local Food Challenge is simple.
1) Visit www.oregonfoodbank.org/localfoodchallenge and create a profile.
2) Estimate the amount you spend on groceries each month.
3) Choose the percentage of your food budget you want to dedicate to locally grown food.
4) Logon to your account after every shopping trip to record the amount you spent locally. We'll do the math to let you know if you're on track to meet your goal.

To learn more visit www.oregonfoodbank.org/localfoodchallenge where there are links to healthy recipes along with guides to farmers' markets and produce stands. Special thanks to Flowerpot Media (www.flowerpotmedia.com) for creating and supporting the website.

About Oregon Food Bank
With sufficient public will and support of the entire community, we believe it is possible to eliminate hunger and its root causes. Oregon Food Bank collects and distributes food through a network of four Oregon Food Bank branches and 17 independent regional food banks serving Oregon and Clark County, Washington. The Oregon Food Bank Network helps nearly 1 in 5 households fend off hunger. Oregon Food Bank also leads statewide efforts to increase resources for hungry families and to eliminate the root causes of hunger through advocacy, nutrition education, garden education, and helping communities strengthen local food systems. For more information visit www.oregonfoodbank.org
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Attached Media Files: Farmers' market bounty
Shooting Investigation Overnight in Southeast Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood - No Known Injuries
Portland Police Bureau - 07/16/15
On Wednesday July 15, 2015, at 11:15 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a drive-by shooting in the 12000 block of Southeast Bush Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located an occupied apartment that had been struck by gunfire. Several adults and children were inside the residence but there were no injuries.

Witnesses described an unknown type vehicle being driven westbound on Bush Street after the shooting.

Based on some limited information, the Gang Enforcement Team (GET) responded to conduct an investigation.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com 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.

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Media Alert - Congressman Blumenauer Kicks Off Grand Opening of Gilman Court (Photo)
REACH Community Development - 07/16/15
REACH CDC - Gilman Court
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What: Gilman Court Grand Opening

When: Monday, July 20, 2015 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Where: 610 NE 99th Ave, Portland, Oregon (Parking at Elks Lodge, 711 NE 100th Ave.)

Keynote: Congressman Earl Blumenauer
Joined by Commissioner Dan Saltzman
Oregon and SW Washington State President Roger Hinshaw,
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Gilman Court is the second phase of a unique two-phase development and addresses the rapidly growing shortage of affordable housing in the Portland metropolitan region. Gilman Court is owned and was developed by REACH. It's a new transit-oriented development located in Portland's Gateway Urban Renewal District located less than a third of a mile from the MAX light rail. It includes unique options for seniors to access Ride Connection on-site providing door-to-door transportation options. It includes a 60-unit residential building for seniors earning 30-60% of area Median Family Income (MFI), or $15,000-$30,000 for a single-person household. All 60 one-bdrm apartments have rents ranging from $605 (56 units @ 60% MFI) to $325 (4 units @ 30% MFI). REACH is providing all Property Management services to the residential buildings while Human Solutions, developer on Glisan Commons (Phase I) is providing all Residential Services. Gilman Court is nearly leased up. Amenities included generous outdoor spaces, patios, community courtyard, and features to aid seniors to "age in place." Green features include Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification, water conservation features, garden boxes, and participation in the "Green Streets" Program (bio swales installed to treat storm water runoff). The building has been named after REACH's founding Executive Director, Dennis Gilman ((1948-2001). More information http://reachcdc.org/news-events/gilman-court-grand-opening/

Glisan Commons (Phase I) was developed by Human Solutions and opened in February 2014. It includes 67 units of workforce housing available to those earning 30-60% of area MFI. The building also includes 16,000 square feet of commercial space to be owned and operated by Ride Connection, a transportation service provider catering to seniors and people with disabilities.


Attached Media Files: REACH CDC - Gilman Court , REACH CDC - Gilman Court
Improperly Discarded Smoking Materials Cause of Brush Fire, Damaged Vehicles in Beaverton (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 07/16/15
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Shortly after 8:00 a.m., Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters were dispatched to multiple reports of a brush fire at 14105 SW Millikan Way in Beaverton. As firefighters responded to the scene, they could see a column of black smoke rising from the location of the fire.

Upon arrival, firefighters found a hedge of arborvitae trees, approximately 15-20 feet long, involved in fire. The fire had spread to nearby vehicles parked in the transit center parking lot. Firefighters from Station 67 quickly worked to extinguish the fire and prevent it from spreading to other vehicles. Three vehicles were impacted by the fire; two are considered a complete loss.

A fire investigator has determined that the most probable cause of the fire was improperly discarded smoking materials that ignited bark dust and extended to the trees and the vehicles.

It is important to know, especially during these extremely dry, warm conditions, that bark dust can mask a creeping fire. Over several hours a tiny smoldering fire can slowly creep into plants, trees, homes, and buildings. As the wood in mulch begins to decompose, it produces heat. When the heat cannot dissipate, fire risk increases, especially when introduced to an open flame such as a cigarette.

BARK DUST AND CIGARETTE-CAUSED FIRES ARE PREVENTABLE.

Smokers should properly discard smoking materials in an ashtray or appropriate metal container with a lid.
When selecting bark mulch for your home or business, consider fire safety and not just how long the mulch will last or how it will look. Do not place bark dust or mulch near siding.
Avoid placing mulch or bark dust near potential sources of ignition, such as decorative lights or outdoor appliances.
Spread bark dust or mulch in thin layers so that heat can easily dissipate and keep it moist.
Consider using an alternative product, such as cocoa shells, decorative rock, or brick chips.

For additional safety tips, visit www.tvfr.com.


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Oregon State Library Executive Committee Meeting Press Release, July 30, 2015
Oregon State Library - 07/16/15
The Executive Committee of the Oregon State Library Board of Trustees will meet by phone on Thursday, July 30th. Aletha Bonebrake of Baker City will chair the meeting, which will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting may come to Room 205 at the Oregon State Library.

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

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OREGON STATE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
July 30, 2015
1:30 p.m.
Oregon State Library Room 205
Aletha Bonebrake, Chair

Agenda

1:30 p.m. Report of the State Librarian Dahlgreen

2:00 Discussion of the Board Meeting for August 21, 2015 Bonebrake

2:15 Other business Bonebrake

2:30 Adjournment Bonebrake

NOTE: The times of all agenda items are approximate and subject to change.
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center gives $75,000 to the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington
Free Clinic of SW Washington - 07/16/15
News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 16, 2015
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Erica Heartquist
Communications & Development Coordinator
360.313.1388
erica@freeclinics.org


PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center gives $75,000 to the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington

Vancouver, WA - PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center has donated $75,000 to the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington (Free Clinic).

The donation will help fund urgent medical care, medication assistance, immunizations, diabetes and vision care, health screenings, dental urgent and preventative care, and other services for low-income, uninsured people in Clark County.

"By supporting the Free Clinic, we're also supporting PeaceHealth's mission to ensure the most vulnerable in our community receive the care they need," said Nancy Steiger, PeaceHealth senior vice president and CEO/chief mission officer for Washington and Alaska. "In addition, the Free Clinic is a vital partner in keeping people healthy before they need emergency care. Together we can truly make an impact on the overall health and well-being of Southwest Washington.

"PeaceHealth has been a strong supporter and partner of the Free Clinic for 25 years," said Barbe West, Free Clinic of Southwest Washington Executive Director. "Their generosity and ongoing support will help provide quality, compassionate care to thousands of people who have no other access to health care services. We are extremely grateful."

The gift establishes PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center as the featured Presenting Sponsor of the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington Holiday Ball, for the fifth year in a row. The gala fundraiser will be Saturday, December 5th at the Vancouver Heathman Lodge. Tickets will be available at www.freeclinics.org later in the year. Call 360.313.1388 for sponsorship information.


About the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington
The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington (Free Clinic) provides and facilitates access to free, compassionate, quality health care for children and adults who are otherwise unable to obtain such services. The Free Clinic relies on grants and donations from the local community. Care and services at the Free Clinic are provided by 600 volunteer medical, dental, and administrative professionals. In 2014, there were 8,491 patient visits in our medical, dental and specialty programs and 8,007 prescriptions filled at our dispensary - all at no cost to the patient. For more information about the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington, visit www.freeclinics.org.

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Stream buffers, Elliott State Forest update on Forestry Board agenda
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/16/15
The Oregon Board of Forestry is scheduled to provide direction on rules designed to keep stream temperatures cool, receive an update on future scenarios for the Elliott State Forest, and hear a status report on the 2015 wildfire season when it meets July 23 in Salem.

The meeting is open to the public.

AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS:

DRAFTING RULES FOR STREAMSIDE SHADE BUFFERS
Working with all interests to set stream buffer sizes that keep streams cool, and balance environmental and economic outcomes, the Board will continue work on a streamside (also known as riparian) buffer rule analysis process. Streamside buffer rules ensure streams are shaded and provide a blueprint for where to leave trees during a timber harvest. The Board last revised these streamside buffer rules in the 1990s to further protect water quality, and included monitoring to ensure effectiveness.

In 2012 as part of their adaptive management approach, the Board began analyzing streamside buffer rules based on Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) monitoring results for small and medium fish streams. The research showed that the rules fell short of the "protecting cold water (PCW)" standard, which means stream temperature should not rise more than one-half degree Fahrenheit due to human activity, where salmon, steelhead, and bull trout are present. ODF staff will present additional information for evaluating streamside rules and a policy framework for informing a decision on which solutions to further pursue for rulemaking.

ELLIOTT STATE FOREST ALTERNATIVES PROJECT UPDATE
The Department of State Lands (DSL) will update the Board of Forestry on a project to develop alternative ownership and management options for the Elliott State Forest located between Coos Bay and Reedsport. DSL owns most of the Elliott State Forest, which is chiefly Common School Forestland. The Department of Forestry manages the forest for DSL under the purview of the State Land Board.

2015 FIRE SEASON UPDATE
Fire Protection Division staff will provide the Board a status report on the 2015 wildfire season, including ongoing coordination with forest landowners and ODF's federal, state and local agency partners in Oregon's fire protection system.

OFRI WOOD PROMOTION AND EDUCATION PROGRAM
The Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI) is one of six programs in Oregon to receive a U.S. Department of Agriculture Wood Innovations Grant. OFRI's executive director, Paul Barnum, will provide an overview of how the grant dollars will be used to develop a statewide wood products promotion and education program.

BARRED OWL REMOVAL
The Board will receive a briefing on discussions between ODF and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFW) regarding USFW's Barred Owl Removal Research Project, including ODF's participation and related discussions on a Safe Harbor Agreement. As part of the recovery plan for the threatened Northern Spotted Owl, USFW is implementing a research project to evaluate the effects of Barred Owl removal on Northern Spotted Owl populations.

EXECUTIVE SESSION
The Board will meet in executive session for the purpose of consultation with legal counsel, in this instance on the subject of threatened and endangered species in state-owned forests. The session is closed to the public, but members of the news media may attend, under provisions of ORS 192.660. The Board holds such sessions from time to time to discuss various ongoing legal cases as well as to confer on attorney-client privileged communication. By law, no decisions are to be made in an executive session.

MEETING DETAILS
The meeting will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Tillamook Room, Administration Building (C), at the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters, 2600 State St., in Salem.

A general public comment period on items not listed on the agenda is scheduled near the start of the meeting. Public comment on specific agenda items will be received as the board deliberates.

Agenda materials will be available prior to the meeting at: www.oregon.gov/odf/Pages/board/index.aspx, under the 2015 meeting link.

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.oregon.gov/odf. ODF is on Facebook and other social media sites, accessible at: www.oregon.gov/odf/Pages/odfsocialmedia.aspx
Portland Water Bureau to Augment Supply with Groundwater
Portland Water Bureau - 07/16/15
Beginning Thursday, July 16, the Portland Water Bureau will begin using its groundwater wells in the Columbia South Shore Well Field to ensure adequate water supply to its customers. Portland is not experiencing a water supply shortage. The Bull Run watershed, in combination with the Columbia South Shore Well Field, is capable of meeting Portland's water needs throughout the summer.

Public notification is not required but the Portland Water Bureau informs the media and sensitive water users, as a practice, when it activates groundwater. One change that customers may notice is a slight increase in hardness. The media and sensitive water users will again be notified when the Portland Water Bureau returns to 100 percent Bull Run water or if there is a need to increase the use of groundwater above 40 percent.

Due to the dry spring weather, above average summer temperatures, and in consideration of available long-term weather forecasts, the Portland Water Bureau will utilize the Columbia South Shore Well Field to supplement supply for the immediate future. As a result of careful planning, Portland is fortunate to have access to two excellent water sources that allow us to be prepared to meet the range of supply and demand conditions that occur in the Portland water system.

The Columbia South Shore Well Field is a high-quality water supply that meets or surpasses all federal and state drinking water regulations. During the hottest days of July this year, the Water Bureau saw relatively high demand, around 150 million gallons per day. When the temperature dropped, customers went back to using closer to 130 million gallons per day, which is similar to average usage in early July last year. It is anticipated that groundwater will contribute approximately 25 percent of supply and may be increased up to 40 percent if above average demands continue.

"In Portland, we're fortunate to have two high quality sources of water," said Portland Water Bureau Administrator David Shaff. "As other parts of the nation are struggling to meet their water supply needs, it's comforting that we can turn to our Columbia South Shore Well Field to meet all our customers' needs."

As part of our ongoing summer supply planning, the Portland Water Bureau carefully monitors water levels, weather forecasts, and water use patterns to ensure adequate, clean water for all of our customers. The Portland Water Bureau will be managing our water supply carefully throughout the remainder of this summer, so that we continue to meet our obligations.

Depending on location, it may take up to a week for groundwater to move through the distribution system and reach customers. Weekly supply updates will be posted to www.portlandoregon.gov/water/summersupply. For more information about Portland's drinking water quality, call the Water Line at 503-823-7525.
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Media Advisory: Capture a colorful world record in the making in downtown Gresham - Oregon's fourth-largest city gets ready to chalk up a big win with help from the public (Photo)
City of Gresham - 07/16/15
All of the drawings have been produced by Gresham artist Guy Edwards, who based his sketches on ideas submitted by the community; represented here is the Teddy Bear Parade.
All of the drawings have been produced by Gresham artist Guy Edwards, who based his sketches on ideas submitted by the community; represented here is the Teddy Bear Parade.
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GRESHAM, Ore. - Media representatives can capture artists this Friday, July 17, as they sketch the outlines of a giant coloring book in historic downtown Gresham in preparation for the City's weekend bid to break the Guinness World Record for the most chalk drawings ever put to pavement - 350 to be exact, all to be colored in by the community during the Gresham Arts Festival on Saturday, July 18. We're calling it the Chalk of Fame, and inviting everyone to be a #GreshamChalkStar.

Friday, July 17, Media Opportunity:
A team of artists will draw the outlines of 350 5 foot-by-5 foot Gresham-inspired designs on Friday morning along Third Street between Hood and Kelly Avenues near the Gresham Arts Plaza.

- Best viewing by the media will take place between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., while drawing is still in progress but after some of the outlines are already down on pavement.
- Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis, who has championed the Chalk of Fame project after it was suggested by the City Youth Advisory Committee, will be available for interviews on site at 10 a.m. Friday, July 17, for reporters who want to do an advance story on the Chalk of Fame world-record bid and the Arts Festival.
- All of the drawings have been produced by Gresham artist Guy Edwards, who based his sketches on ideas submitted by the community. The dizzying array honors local favorites including the Gresham lilac; mariachi dancers; the City's official tree, the Hogan Cedar; Mount Hood; and teddy bears from the much-beloved Teddy Bear Parade. While Edwards cannot be on site Friday, another lead artist will be available for media interviews.

In the days leading up to the event, all 350 squares have been reserved by individuals and groups in the community who plan to color them in on Saturday, July 18 - in fact, there's been so much interest, an overflow area was created to accommodate extra drawings.

Saturday, July 18, Media Opportunity:
The Chalk of Fame is a one-time special event at the Gresham Arts Festival on Saturday, July 18. The media will have an opportunity to capture the public coloring in the artist- sketched pavement designs throughout the day of the festival, culminating at 4 p.m. when Mayor Bemis walks through the 8,750-square-foot pavement gallery and counts all of the colored-in drawings as part of a verification process that will be submitted to the Guinness organization for the official record.

A celebration will take place on site immediately following the 4 p.m. count, although it could take up to eight weeks for the win to be verified and made official by the Guinness organization after it receives the City's evidence. The record sought is for the most individual pieces of chalk-pavement art displayed simultaneously at a single venue. The current record of 308 chalk drawings was set by Uozu, Japan, in October 2014.

The City of Gresham's evidence portfolio will include a videotape of the official count and statements of verification by two independent witnesses.

A copy of the City's full press release on the Chalk of Fame event, and the Gresham Arts Festival, is available online http://greshamoregon.gov/news/newstemplate.aspx?id=289211
and the festival's main information page is at http://greshamoregon.gov/artsfestival/

A short Chalk of Fame video clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg38mMHd--s

A video clip from Friday's media event with the artists will also be made available to news outlets that request it.

Background on artist Guy Edwards:
Guy Edwards owns Brainjar Media, a digital marketing agency in downtown Gresham. His first love has always been drawing and he still finds time to do commercial illustration. His work has appeared on the Discovery Channel, the History Channel and on the cover of four best-selling books. When he's not building websites and doing commercial illustration, he finds inspiration in the woods looking for Bigfoot.

For information Friday or Saturday, members of the media can contact Robin Franzen Parker, Public Affairs Director for the City of Gresham, at 503-793-5157 (cell).

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***Correction*** Redmond Man Loses Life In Three Vehicle Crash In Bend - Deschutes County
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 07/16/15
Crash location was Highway 20 and Cooley Road. Should read, "2004 Subaru Legacy was traveling westbound on Cooley Road when it failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection with Highway 20."
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Previous Release:
On July 15, 2015 just before 11:00PM, a 2004 Subaru Legacy was traveling westbound on Cooley Road when it failed to stop for a red light at the intersection with Highway 97. The Subaru was struck by a 2007 Dodge Pickup and a 2008 Toyota Prius.

The operator of the Subaru, Albert J HASLEBACHER, age 83, of Redmond, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Both occupants of the Toyota Prius were taken to Saint Charles Bend for serious injuries. The five occupants of the Dodge pickup were treated on scene but declined transport to a hospital.

OSP was assisted by the Bend Police Department, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Bend Fire and Rescue and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

This is a preliminary release, more information to follow when it becomes available.
"Good guy" wins $71,527 Keno 8-spot (Photo)
Oregon Lottery - 07/16/15
Paul Krutsch of McMinnville
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July 15, 2015 - Salem, Ore. - Paul Krutsch of McMinnville had sat back and watched his friends win their Keno games at the American Legion and hoped that one day he would win more than $2.

"I have one friend who won $45,000 and always wins the bigger prizes," Krutsch said. "My other friend is always winning $70, $80, $90. Meanwhile, I am the guy who is always winning $2."

Krutsch said he was talking about that very subject, when he was comforted by his pals.

"They said as good as I am to my kids, I was sure to win the big one at some point," he said. "That's when my numbers started popping up on the Keno monitor, one right after another. It was amazing."

Sure enough, after this conversation Krutsch won the Keno 8-Spot rolling jackpot prize of $71,527.70 while playing with his friends at the McMinnville American Legion.

"We had a ton of fun, and it was really exciting," he said. "I had a sleepless night I was so worked up."

Krutsch, who has been married 45 years, said he has three children in their 40s who he is always helping out and giving advice to.

"This money is going towards my retirement," he said. "Now I won't feel so bad the next time I hang out!"

Lottery officials recommend that you always sign the back of your tickets with each Oregon Lottery game you play, to ensure you can claim any prize you may win. In the event of winning a jackpot, they should consult with a trusted financial planner or similar professional to develop a plan for their winnings. Prize winners of more than $50,000 should contact the Lottery office to schedule an appointment to claim their prize.

Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned over $9 billion for economic development, public education, state parks and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org

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Attached Media Files: Paul Krutsch of McMinnville
07/15/15
Red Cross Responds to Keizer Multi-Family Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/15/15
Disaster Volunteers from the Red Cross assisted 5 adults, 4 children and pets that were displaced by a fire in the 2000 block of Kennedy Circle NE in Keizer. The Red Cross provided lodging, food, clothing, infant supplies including formula, crib and linens. Stuffed animals, comfort kits, blankets and recovery information were also supplied.
Arrest made in Forest Grove Sexual Assault Investigation (Photo)
Forest Grove Police - 07/15/15
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On July 15, 2015 Forest Grove Detectives arrested James Gialloreto, 49, of Forest Grove in 19300 block of Tualatin Valley Hwy in Aloha, Oregon on charges of Rape I, Robbery I, Assault II, Burglary I, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Strangulation.

Gialloreto's arrest caps a month long investigation into an attack on a woman that allegedly occurred on June 10th, 2015 in the area of Pacific Avenue and "A" Street in Forest Grove at a private residence. The victim in the case reported that she was attacked in her home by a masked intruder armed with a knife and hammer. The victim sustained injuries consistent with a violent assault and was treated at a Portland hospital following the incident. Information provided by the victim and other witnesses allegedly identified the suspect as Gialloreto, who was a neighbor to the victim.

Detectives are seeking information from anyone that has had previous contacts with Gialloreto, or anyone who has knowledge regarding the alleged assault.

Gialloreto was lodged this date at the Washington County Jail and is due to be arraigned at the Washington County Circuit Court on July 16th, 2015.


Attached Media Files: Gialloreto
Join Portland Fire & Rescue in Welcoming the City's Two New fireboats
Portland Fire & Rescue - 07/15/15
The welcoming ceremony will occur at 5pm tomorrow, July 16th, at Station 21, 05 SE Madison Street. These fireboats were funded by the people of Portland through the 2010 G.O. Bond and built by Oregon Iron Works. The new fireboats will serve along the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. Some of their features include:

Travel speeds of 40+ knots
55' aluminum hull with 15' beam
8,000 GPM pumping capability for firefighting and water supply
State of the art electronics and communications for command and control at large incidents

The twin fireboats have been given names from the chinuk wawa in honor of the original people who lived and worked along the rivers that PF&R so proudly serves.

The kwans?m (pronounced KWAN-sum, there are no capital letters in the chinuk language) reflects PF&R's motto of "Always Ready, Always There." Her twin vessel , the skukum ats (pronounced SKOO-kum Ots), represents the kwans?m's "strong sister."

The kwans?m and the skukum ats will be available for viewing after the dedication, which will include a Native American blessing by the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.

Media are welcome to attend.
Red Cross Responds to Warrenton Home Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/15/15
Disaster action volunteers with the American Red Cross this afternoon responded to a disaster in the 92000 block of Hummingbird Dr. in Warrenton. This multi-family fire affected one adult and a pet. Red Cross provided food, lodging, clothing, shoes, comfort kits and recovery information.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in communities across Oregon and southwest Washington. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 to schedule an appointment.

Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. Take a few moments to review your family's exit plan should there be a fire in your home. This information, and more, is available at www.redcross.org or in a free Prepare! Resource Guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://rdcrss.org/1zq8XW6.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office joining in City of Wood Village 16th Annual City Nite Out Friday July 17, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/15/15
WV Nite Out flyer
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The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office will be joining the City of Wood Village for the 16th Annual City Nite Out taking place on Friday July 17, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Wood Village Baptist Church located at 23601 NE Arata Rd. in Wood Village, OR.

Among the events scheduled for this year are demonstrations from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit and the MCSO SWAT team. LifeFlight is also scheduled to land and the Gresham Fire Department will be using the Jaws of Life as they cut into a vehicle during their demonstration. US World Taekwondo and Northwest Gymnastics will each have students performing exhibitions as well during the Nite Out event.

Free children's sports balls will be passed out at the event this year while supplies last. This giveaway was made possible by a generous donation from the Morasch family. Kaine Horman will have a Kyron Horman awareness and child safety booth and a Kid Safe ID station will be available for families to have their own child safe identification kits created for their children. Several community vendors will have exhibits and booths and the American Red Cross will be on-site with their blood mobile from 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. for the Red Cross blood drive.

Multnomah County Sheriff Staton and Wood Village Mayor Patricia Smith will welcome and open the Wood Village City Nite Out once the Emergency Vehicle Parade concludes at the Wood Village Baptist Church 23601 NE Arata Road. Music will be provided throughout the event by Clark Bondy. Please see the attachment for the parade route for this year's City Nite Out emergency vehicle parade starting at 5:00 p.m.

MCSO will have their "Shoot or Don't Shoot" simulation scenarios in place again this year for the Nite Out and welcomes community members and media to participate in one of the simulation scenarios.

Thank you to the many contributing sponsors of the Wood Village 16th Annual City Nite Out including the City of Wood Village, Wood Village Baptist Church, Morasch Meats, Pressure Safe LLC, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Fred Meyer, Brasher's Auto and Truck Collision Repair, Frontier, the Wood Village 76 Station, Fraternal Order of Eagles and Waste Management.

Wood Village City Nite Out flyer, schedule and parade route attached.

Contact Info:
Lt. Steve Alexander
Public Information Officer
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
Pager #503-271-0226
Ofc. #503-251-2427


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PGE employee, Marine Patrol personnel team up to fight Timothy Lake campground blaze; photos available (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/15/15
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On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at about 1:35 p.m., two of our seasonal Marine Patrol personnel -- Marine Service Officer Sarah Roberts and Deputy Rick Hilton -- were patrolling boat-ramps on Timothy Lake when a citizen passerby alerted them to a fire.

Roberts and Hilton investigated. The fire was located in an undeveloped campsite known as a "dispersed site" near the north arm of Timothy Lake, just off Road 4280. The fire measured approximately 40 feet in diameter. Several large trees were ablaze. Flames were approximately a foot high and spreading fast.

Roberts and Hilton sought help from a seasonal PGE employee named Marty Williamson. Marty is living at the lodge at Timothy Lake for the summer and does various maintenance and construction projects in the Timothy Lake camp area on PGE's behalf. Fortuitously, Marty had also worked as a former firefighter in Michigan for 16 years.

Together, Marty and Marine Unit personnel hooked up a 500-gallon water tank to a PGE truck. The deputies and the PGE employee then drove the trailer to the fire -- and, using a hose and a shovel, began fighting the fire themselves.

"If we hadn't gotten there, that fire was probably going to go," said MSO Roberts. "You could see the smoke from the southern end of the lake, well over a mile away."

"The ground was so hot it surprised us," said Deputy Hilton.

The trio fought the blaze for about 45 minutes before contract firefighters with the U.S. Forest Service arrived. The blaze was largely extinguished by the time firefighters arrived.

"They were impressed we had the fire out," recalled Hilton. "The woman from the Forest Service was giving us high-fives."

The cause of the fire is unknown, but a primitive fire ring was found in the blaze site.

A photo of Roberts and Hilton, victorious at the blaze site, is attached. A short snippet of cell-phone video shot during the incident is also attached.

MSO Roberts is available for interviews. Contact PIO Sgt. Nate Thompson for details.

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42-Year-Old Man Booked for Murder After Cully Neighborhood Homicide on Sunday (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/15/15
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On July 15, 2015, Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives booked 42-year-old Wayne Archie Woodruff into the Multnomah County Jail in connection with the shooting death of 35-year-old Brandon Kaufman on Sunday in Northeast Portland's Cully Neighborhood.

Woodruff was booked on charges of Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. He will be arraigned on Thursday in Multnomah County Court.

This investigation started on Sunday July 12, 2015, at 12:29 a.m., when North Precinct officers in the area of Northeast 72nd Avenue and Killingsworth Street heard gunfire and saw a person running from the area. Officers were able to catch up to the person, later identified as the suspect Wayne Woodruff, and detain him.

Officers learned of a shooting victim in a mobile home nearby and located the victim, Brandon Kaufman, deceased at the scene. Homicide investigators responded to the scene and learned that the shooting occurred after a verbal dispute and that Woodruff was the only suspect.

Woodruff required medical attention for a suspected drug overdose and was transported to a Portland hospital, where he remained until July 15 when he was released from the hospital and arrested for the shooting.

Anyone with information about this incident is being asked to contact Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033 or anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov.

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Coffee Creek Correctional Facility participates in summer children's event (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 07/15/15
Governor Kate Brown with a CCCF mother and her children
Governor Kate Brown with a CCCF mother and her children
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In partnership with the local Wilsonville Rotary Club, Coffee Creek Correctional Facility held its annual Through a Child's Eyes (TACE) event on July 11 and 12. This year, Governor Kate Brown attended the festivities on Saturday. She was able to speak with many mothers, children, and staff - and was impressed by what she witnessed.

TACE is an opportunity for women in custody and their children to spend the afternoon in a setting promoting family bonding and interaction. Mothers and their children come together in a setting that enables them to interact in a more relaxed and friendly environment. These families share a BBQ meal and participate in a variety of outdoor activities that encourage pro-social behaviors, while the mothers utilize the parenting skills they have learned during incarceration.

TACE has almost 200 volunteers including DOC staff, Rotarians, religious representatives, service-oriented business members, and dozens more who help with this unique program and make the weekend a success. The TACE event is open to minimum and medium-custody inmates who have at least six months clear conduct and have completed parenting education (or are enrolled in the classes).

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

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Attached Media Files: Governor Kate Brown with a CCCF mother and her children
This Week Is National Parole and Probation Officer's Week (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/15/15
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The Marion County Board of Commissioners have proclaimed July 12-18 as Parole and Probation Officer Week. Since 1841, the practice of probation and parole has played a vital role in our justice system. Nationally, there are over 8 million adults on some form of community supervision. As a state, we supervise over 32,000 persons, of which about 3,700 reside within Marion County and are supervised by the Parole & Probation Division of the Sheriff's Office. Although different states and different jurisdictions have applied a variety of organizational structures to manage this population, the basic premise of our responsibility, regardless of location, remains the same: Hold clients accountable, prevent criminal activity, and promote the reformative process. Simply put, community corrections professionals help create stronger and safer communities.

Over the last several years, the talented and dedicated staff of the Marion County Sheriff's Office Parole & Probation Division has engaged in a number of "evidence-based" efforts to provide support services, lower our recidivism rates, and enhance public safety. As examples, we have fully implemented the Effective Practices in Community Supervision program (EPICS) model of supervision. Our Transitional Services Unit, a part of the greater Marion County Reentry Initiative (MCRI), has been nationally recognized. Our SB 416 program is being utilized statewide as a model prison diversion program, and our Jail Reentry Program has just completed its first year of programming. In early 2016, we are excited to receive additional legislative funding to expand our prison diversion programming through our Drug Endangered Children's Unit.

As a division, we strive for efficiency by focusing precious public resources towards our highest risk population and targeting specific risks that are linked to criminal behavior. Within any given day, any of our staff may help a client find a job, arrest an absconder, or make a referral to transitional housing or treatment to help overcome years of addiction. Our employees have a difficult and complicated job. They are trained to be part coach, mentor, counselor, problem solver, crime prevention specialist, motivator, educator, and police officer.

The citizens of Marion County can and should be proud of the service their parole and probation professionals provide. Year in and year out our staff provide sound cost-effective services and supervision practices which have been proven effective. The fruits of these efforts have culminated in a recidivism rate which has steadily been in decline since 2006. Although the term "recidivism" can sound overly simplistic, the collateral effects can be impressive: lower crime rates, obtaining viable employment, individuals overcoming years of addiction(s), families reuniting, and lowering the costs associated with prosecution and incarceration.


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Beaverton Last Tuesday Summer Concert Series Continues with the Beatniks (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 07/15/15
Concertgoers enjoy Hit Machine at Beaverton Last Tuesday in June. The next BLT on July 28 will feature ‘60s and ‘70s music by the Beatniks. Performances are free and open to the public. (Photo courtesy of City of Beaverton)
Concertgoers enjoy Hit Machine at Beaverton Last Tuesday in June. The next BLT on July 28 will feature ‘60s and ‘70s music by the Beatniks. Performances are free and open to the public. (Photo courtesy of City of Beaverton)
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BEAVERTON, Ore. - The City of Beaverton invites the public to attend the free Beaverton Last Tuesday summer concert series at The Round, 12600 SW Crescent Street (adjacent to the Beaverton Central light rail station). Join the city and the Beaverton Arts Commission for free outdoor concerts on July 28 and Aug. 25 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.


"Beaverton Last Tuesday concerts are a great way to spend summer nights with friends and family," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "Join us at The Round to enjoy music, dancing, food, and a lot of fun!"


Restaurants Bogza, Mio Sushi, Mingo's, and Siam Lotus will offer indoor and outdoor dining.


The city's Beaverton Last Tuesday concert series is supported in part by Reser's Fine Foods, VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa, New Seasons Market, The Oregonian and the Beaverton Arts Commission.


Tuesday, July 28: The Beatniks
The Beatniks perform '60s and '70s era music, with intermission entertainment provided by Def Con 5.


Tuesday, Aug. 25: Patrick Lamb Band
Patrick Lamb Band performs with intermission entertainment provided by Experience Theatre Project.


Concertgoers can take MAX and be dropped off at the Beaverton Central light rail station directly outside the event. For those driving, parking is available off of SW Cedar Hills Blvd at Westgate Drive in the former Westgate Theater lot.


For more information, please call 503-526-2559 or visit http://www.BeavertonOregon.gov/BLT.


ABOUT BEAVERTON ARTS COMMISSION
The city's arts commission contributes significantly to the quality of life in Beaverton by presenting artistic and cultural events that celebrate community values and help connect residents to their artistic and cultural heritage. In recent years, the call for a performing arts center in Beaverton has grown. An Arts and Culture Center in Beaverton would provide an inclusive gathering place where arts, culture and performances can flourish. To learn more about this project, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/ACC.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press for cities more than 75,000). Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Silver Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.


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


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Attached Media Files: Concertgoers enjoy Hit Machine at Beaverton Last Tuesday in June. The next BLT on July 28 will feature ‘60s and ‘70s music by the Beatniks. Performances are free and open to the public. (Photo courtesy of City of Beaverton) , Mayor Denny Doyle and wife Ann with Hit Machine at the June Beaverton Last Tuesday concert at The Round. The next BLT on July 28 will feature ‘60s and ‘70s music by the Beatniks. (Photo courtesy of City of Beaverton)
Salem Hospital receives grant to curb newborn drug conditions
Salem Health - 07/15/15
The Salem Hospital Family Birth Center has announced that the March of Dimes Greater Oregon Chapter has awarded $5,000 to the Salem Hospital Foundation to support a perinatal education and awareness campaign. The grant aims to reduce the risks of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), associated with the use of opiate pain relievers in women of childbearing age in Marion and Polk Counties.

"This generous grant from the March of Dimes Greater Oregon Chapter will help bolster our community education efforts so more people become aware of NAS," said Audra Stauffer, a staff nurse with the Salem Hospital Family Birth Center. "The goal is to prevent future cases of NAS in newborn babies."

NAS is a group of conditions a newborn can have when exposed to addictive street or prescription drugs in the womb before birth. A baby can get addicted to these drugs and then go through drug withdrawal after birth. Babies with NAS are more likely to be born with low birth weight, have breathing and feeding problems, and have seizures. Substance use in pregnancy and the number of newborns requiring care for NAS continues to escalate across the United States.

NAS Community Partners--a multidisciplinary and multiagency task force--is launching this initiative locally through support from the grant. The effort includes professional education for health care providers--including physicians, midwives, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, dentists and other oral health providers, pharmacists, and community health workers--who serve women living in Marion and Polk Counties.

The Salem Hospital Family Birth Center is also a member of the Vermont Oxford Network, a nonprofit voluntary collaboration of health care professionals working together as an interdisciplinary community to change the landscape of neonatal care. In 2013 and 2014, Salem Hospital and more than 200 other teams developed a systemic approach for offering care to mothers and newborns affected by NAS.

ABOUT MARCH OF DIMES:
The March of Dimes Greater Oregon Chapter Grants Program is made possible through donations from corporate partners and the public. The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of mothers and babies by preventing birth defects, preterm birth, and infant mortality. For more information, visit marchofdimes.org.

ABOUT SALEM HOSPITAL FAMILY BIRTH CENTER:
The Salem Hospital Family Birth Center is a part of Salem Health, along with West Valley Hospital, Willamette Health Partners and other affiliated health care organizations offering exceptional care to people in and around Oregon's mid-Willamette Valley. Visit us at salemhealth.org; "Like" us on facebook.com/salemhealth; follow us on Twitter: @salemhealth; and view us at youtube.com/salemhealth.

ABOUT SALEM HOSPITAL FOUNDATION:
Established in 1968 by a group of Salem citizens interested in advancing health care through donations--the Salem Hospital Foundation is a charitable, tax-exempt organization that supports medical and medically related projects of Salem Hospital. The Foundation's 15 volunteer directors help raise funds and manage the resources of the Foundation, while distributing the funds according to the wishes of those who have given. Find more information at salemhealth.org/about/foundation and facebook.com/salemhospitalfoundation.
Additional Details Released in Fatal Crash Investigation
Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/15/15
The July 8th double fatal traffic crash that occurred at the intersection of Meadowlake Road and Westside Road in rural Carlton remains under investigation by the Multi Agency Traffic Team. The investigation to this point indicates the following:

Jacob Ryan Coshow and Shantel Louise Fugere, each 20 years of age, were in a 1996 Mazda Miata that was travelling east on Meadowlake Road. After stopping at the four-way, controlled intersection at Westside Road, they continued east through the intersection. A 2004 Jeep Cherokee operated by Kevin Milanez-Gomez, 17 years of age, was travelling northbound on Westside Road. It is believed that Milanez-Gomez failed to yield at the intersection, striking the Mazda in the passenger side at a high rate of speed.

The Jeep Cherokee was also occupied by a 17 old passenger who was identified as Dianna Alfaro-Muniz.

As per protocol in fatal crash investigations, fluids were drawn from Milanez-Gomez as part of the evidence retrieval. That evidence will be processed by the Oregon State Police Forensics Division. This process can take several weeks to several months.
Linn County Sheriff's Office Hosts 2nd Annual Dog Fest
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 07/15/15
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley is pleased to announce the second annual Linn County Sheriff's Office Dog Fest and open house. The event will be held July 25, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Linn County Animal Shelter, located at 3008 Ferry St SW Albany.

The Shelter is offering a voluntary late fee waiver on all new and delinquent dog license purchases. All adoptions will be offered at half price for $50.00 each, which includes registration of the micro-chip. We are also offering a $15.00 micro-chip clinic, dog washing, a pet food give-away and a raffle.

There will be a dog show contest for kids 12 years and younger (details will be given at the event). BBQ hot dogs/sausage dogs and beverages are going to be served during the event with generous donations made by Coastal Farm Supply of Albany and Pepsi Cola of Corvallis.

Linn County Sheriff's Office K-9 Deputy and Albany Police Department K-9 Officer will be providing public K-9 demonstrations.

C.A.R.E. Preventive & Veterinary Services will be at the event to provide a low cost vaccine clinic, as well as other veterinary services.

Donations will be accepted and all proceeds will go towards the care of our shelter animals.

Please come by and show your support for the Linn County Sheriff's Office Animal Shelter and enjoy fun for the entire family!!
Graveyard patrol nabs car clouter in action (Photo)
Salem Police Dept. - 07/15/15
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July 15, 2015 Salem, OR: In the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 15, Salem Police officers responded to the report of an attempted car clout on the 800 block of Fran ST SE. Thanks to the activation of a car alarm, the owner was alerted to the activity, and called police.

Officers responded to the area for a search including K-9 Enzo and his handler, Senior Officer Miranda. It was the duo who came upon a vehicle driving suspiciously through the neighborhood near where the vehicle break-in had occurred.

The vehicle, driven by 27-year old Nicholas Gutierrez-Didlot, was traveling without its headlights on, and without noticing the patrol vehicle following. Upon realizing the presence of the police, Gutierrez-Didlot drove backward down the street, and crashed into a tree and mailbox post.

Gutierrez-Didlot attempted to flee the scene on foot; however, once Senior Officer Miranda deployed K-9 Enzo, the police dog easily caught up to the suspect, and apprehended him.

"Our patrol staff works diligently to respond to suspicious activity calls which include our K-9 teams," said Lt. Dave Okada, Public Information Officer for the Salem Police Department.

The investigation revealed several items stolen from vehicles in the area, as well as a small quantity of methamphetamine. Officers were able to contact multiple victims, and return their property.

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Attached Media Files: Salem Police Department K-9 Enzo , Gutierrez-Didlot, Nicholas
CORRECTION: A "Thirsty Thursday" reminder to water your trees
City of Vancouver - 07/15/15
CORRECTION: The location of First Place Park (paragraph #7) is incorrect. The correct location is Northeast 16th Street and 151st Avenue, not Southeast. We regret the error.

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Vancouver, Wash. - Recent hot, dry weather has placed a great deal of stress on trees. Fortunately, just a little extra care will provide the relief needed to prevent drought damage.

The Urban Forestry branch of the City of Vancouver's Public Works Department reminds residents to mulch around the base of trees and water regularly. Young trees need 10-15 gallons of water once per week during the summer months. Older trees may need extra water during an unusually hot summer, too. How much water your tree should receive depends on the tree size. A general rule of thumb is to use approximately 10 gallons of water per inch of trunk diameter each time you water.

Water slowly, dispersing the flow of water to get deep down to trees' roots. Watering for short periods of time will encourage shallow rooting, which can lead to more drought damage. Recent rainfall has not made a substantial difference to the area's prolonged dry conditions, and residents are still encouraged to follow these tips for preventing drought damage.

Here are some options to prevent wasteful runoff and ensure deep watering:
Turn a hose on low for 15 minutes at the base of the tree
Fill 5-gallon buckets with holes in the bottom at the base of the tree
Install a slow-release watering bag

To reduce evaporation, water in the morning and mulch your tree. Bark chips make good mulch, using the 3-3-3 rule: 3 inches of mulch in a 3-foot ring with a 3-inch space around the tree trunk.

The City of Vancouver is proud to have been recognized as a "Tree City USA" each year for the past 26 years. Our trees provide natural canopies for our neighborhoods, clean our air and water, and enhance the quality of life for all of us. Please help preserve and protect this important feature of our community by watering your trees during hot, dry summer months.

Interested in doing more? Join Vancouver Urban Forestry at a hands-on pruning workshop from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 18, at First Place Park, on the corner of NORTHEAST [corrected] 16th Street and 151st Avenue. Tools, gloves and training will be provided. Help keep our park trees and plants healthy with some extra help from mulch.

For questions and a list of tree care tips, visit the Urban Forestry webpage, or www.cityofvancouver.us/urbanforestry, or call 360-487-8308.

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Meyer Memorial Trust invests $300,000 in capacity building grant for Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area - 07/15/15
Portland, OR. - Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro (BGCP) has received a $300,000 grant from the Meyer Memorial Trust (MMT) that will provide funding for transformational capacity resources. MMT's investment will create measures that help fortify infrastructure and operations to ensure responsible, sustainable growth, better positioning BGCP to continue to serve thousands of children annually for years to come.

"Meyer Memorial Trust's investment in our organization is game-changing," said Erin Hubert, BGCP CEO. "We are laser-focused on building a responsible infrastructure that will help us meet the needs of the youth we are serving today while putting systems in place that will sustain our operations to meet the ever-changing needs of underserved youth well into the future. The Trust's investment greatly advances our ability to accomplish this."

BGCP has a long-established, respected reputation of being located in communities with highest need. Clubs are uniquely equipped to provide enrichment services to children while empowering them with a sense of belonging and security. BGCP currently operates six Club facilities within Multnomah, Washington, and Clark Counties, and hosts school-based programs in partnership with the Parkrose, Reynolds and North Clackamas School Districts. In addition to dedicated programming focused on academic, physical fitness, and character-building enrichment, Clubs provide teen workforce development programs, youth sports leadership leagues, and spring break and summer camps dedicated to eliminating the learning loss documented for underserved youth during out-of-school time. Annually, BGCP programs reach an average of 10,000 youth with an average active in-Club membership base of just over 6,000.

BGCP is currently executing a strategic plan that focuses priorities on safety, quality programming impact with measurable outcomes, fiscal sustainability and stakeholder ROI. MMT funding will support organization-wide safety improvements; fortify staffing recruitment and retention in the Clubs and administration; increase the efficiency and effectiveness of data collection, measurement and reporting; and institutionalize diversity and inclusion practices.
C-TRAN Takes You to Summer's Best Party for FREE!
C-TRAN - 07/15/15
Vancouver, WA: C-TRAN's providing free shuttle service to this year's Clark County Fair, which begins on Friday, August 7 and runs through Sunday, August 16, 2015. Free service begins at noon each day of the Fair, and provides direct service to the Fair's east entrance from the following locations: Fisher's Landing Transit Center, Westfield Vancouver Mall Transit Center, 99th Street Transit Center, Battle Ground (Fairgrounds Avenue), and the La Center Park & Ride.

"We are pleased with the decision by C-TRAN's Board of Directors to provide free service to this year's Fair and hope that even more people will be able to take C-TRAN to the Fair this year," stated Jeff Hamm, Executive Director/CEO for C-TRAN.

In addition to free service, anyone who rides a shuttle can save $1 off their entrance fee when they show their shuttle receipt at the Fair's gate. Passengers also have a chance to be randomly selected for amazing free prizes and give-aways during their ride to the Fair.

On the morning of Friday, August 7, C-TRAN provides early-bird shuttle service to the Fair's grand opening celebration, beginning at approximately 8:00 a.m., from all shuttle locations. Entrance into the Fair is also free that morning until 11:00 a.m., but a coupon is required. Coupons are available from any participating Fred Meyer.

C-TRAN is the sponsor of "Family Day" at the Fair on Monday, August 10. The public is encouraged to drop by C-TRAN's bus booth, located near the east entrance along the mid-way, for special give-aways and information.

C-TRAN is the regional public transportation provider for portions of Clark County. It offers local bus service within its Clark County service area, Limited bus service to the nearest MAX light rail station, and Express commuter service to downtown Portland. It also provides Connector service within the city limits of Camas, La Center, and Ridgefield. For more information on C-TRAN please visit C-TRAN's Web site at www.c-tran.com, or call Customer Service at (360) 695-0123.
SWCCC receives grant to support STEM program for McLoughlin Middle School girls (Photo)
ESD 112 - 07/15/15
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The Southwest Washington Child Care Consortium received a $15,000 grant from the Women's Funding Alliance to support the College Compass Club (C3), a free afterschool program at McLoughlin Middle School. The grant money will be used to create a STEM program to encourage girls in grades 6-8 to participate in science, technology, engineering, and math subjects.

ESD 112's regional science coordinators will assist in creating the hands-on STEM curriculum. The new C3-STEM program will develop strong, smart, 21st century learners through a twice-weekly program solely for female middle school students. A safe learning environment will allow participants to work collaboratively with hands on, inquiry driven STEM activities. C3 is striving to create an afterschool academic environment solely for females in order to increase girls' confidence in their science and math skills.

In addition to developing the STEM curriculum, the grant money will allow participants of the program to attend field trips throughout the school year, so that females may see STEM careers first hand. In addition to field trips, C3-STEM will include local speakers, allowing students to build mentorships with high achieving women in STEM careers.
C3 and SWCCC are programs of Educational Service District 112 (ESD 112).

For more information on C3, contact Kristi Baker, (360) 750-7501.

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


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Traffic Stop Leads to Three Arrests, Seizure of Meth, Heroin and a Gun (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/15/15
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On July 14, 2015, at approximately 4:45 p.m., Drugs and Vice Division (DVD) officers conducted a traffic stop on Southeast Stark Street at I-205. During the stop, officers gained consent of the occupants to search the vehicle.

Narcotics K-9 "Lola" was used to search the vehicle and located approximately five (5) pounds of methamphetamine and one (1) pound of heroin in a backpack in the trunk of the vehicle. Additionally, a handgun was located in the backpack.

Three people in the vehicle were arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

20-year-old Robert Bamdelio Flores was charged with Delivery of Heroin, Possession of Heroin, Delivery of Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon.

20-year-old Jovanny Luna was charged with Delivery of Heroin, Possession of Heroin, Delivery of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Methamphetamine.

19-year-old Jose Manuel Olguin Delivery of Heroin, Possession of Heroin, Delivery of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Methamphetamine.

The estimated street value for the narcotics is $300,000.

Community members concerned about drug activity in their neighborhood should report the information on line at http://www.portlandonline.com/police/index.cfm?c=30740 or call the Drugs and Vice Division Drug Complaint Hotline at 503-823-3784.

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Office of Developmental Disability Services (ODDS) Community Forum - Salem
Oregon Dept. of Human Services - 07/15/15
The Office of Developmental Disability Services (ODDS) would like to invite you to attend a Community Forum to discuss our vision for the future of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). There will be a short presentation followed by a group discussion. There will be three separate forums--one for providers, one for Community Developmental Disability Programs (CDDP) and Brokerages, and one for individuals and families who receive services.

Forums will be held at:
Marion County CDDP Office, 2421 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem, OR 97305
For Individuals and Families: Wednesday July 29, 2015 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The State Fire Marshal Office, 4760 Portland Rd NE, Salem, OR 97305
For Providers: Thursday July 30, 2015 from 9:00am - 12:00pm
For CDDP's and Brokerages: Thursday July 30, 2015 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Interpreters for people who are non-English speakers, who are deaf or hard of hearing or other accommodations for people with disabilities are available. Please contact Brenda Autry at 503-269-5767 or brenda.g.autry@state.or.us to make arrangements at least 48 hours before the meeting.
Office of Developmental Disability Services (ODDS) Community Forum - Corvallis
Oregon Dept. of Human Services - 07/15/15
The Office of Developmental Disability Services (ODDS) would like to invite you to attend a Community Forum to discuss our vision for the future of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). There will be a short presentation followed by a group discussion. There will be three separate forums--one for providers, one for Community Development Disability Programs (CDDP) and Brokerages, and one for individuals and families who receive services.

Forums will be held at:
The Benton County Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis, OR 97330
For Individuals and Families:
o Thursday July 30, 2015 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
For Providers:
o Friday July 31, 2015 from 9:00am - 12:00pm
For CDDP's and Brokerages:
o Friday July 31, 2015 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Interpreters for people who are non-English speakers, who are deaf or hard of hearing or other accommodations for people with disabilities are available. Please contact Brenda Autry at 503-269-5767 or brenda.g.autry@state.or.us to make arrangements at least 48 hours before the meeting.
Two South Beach, Oregon residents arrested on multiple sex crimes charges. (Photo)
Newport Police Dept. - 07/15/15
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On July 9, 2015, Newport Police Officers began an investigation regarding alleged sexual abuse reported by adult employees of Mahlon "Mel" Blose, age 67 of Newport. The investigation revealed that Blose, who is bedridden, and Ronald Flinter, age 46 of Newport, who is Blose's assistant, would hire caregivers through "craigslist", offering room and board, a phone, and food as salary. It was further reported Blose would inappropriately touch them, and cause the caregivers to inappropriately touch him, in a sexual manner. He threatened to fire them and eject them from the property if they did not do as instructed. It was reported Flinter would spy on the caregivers when they were in their own private residence on the property, and watch them as they were engaged in intimate private acts.

On July 12, 2015, Newport Police Officers, assisted by Lincoln County Sheriff Deputies, executed a search warrant on Blose's residence at 354 SE 35th Street, South Beach, Oregon. Officers seized multiple computers, computer equipment, photos, cameras, published child pornography, evidence of trading in child pornography, and multiple pornographic photographs and negatives.

Blose was arrested on charges of Sexual Abuse in the 1st Degree; Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the 1st Degree; Subjecting Another to Involuntary Servitude in the 2nd Degree; Trafficking in Persons;Conspiracy; and Harassment. Due to Blose's health condition, he was issued criminal citations in lieu of custody, and released at his residence. His bail was set at $515,000.

Flinter was arrested on charges of Invasion of Personal Privacy; Subjecting Another to Involuntary Servitude in the 2nd Degree; Trafficking in Persons; and Conspiracy. Flinter was lodged in the Lincoln County Jail with bail set at $400,000.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation, or who may have worked as a caregiver for Blose, are asked to contact Officer Brad Purdom at 541-265-4849.


Attached Media Files: Flinter 07.12.2015
Arrests made in long term theft and fraud at local dentist office
McMinnville Police Dept. - 07/15/15
On 07/13/15 officers from the McMinnville Police Department, with the assistance of the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office and the Oregon State Police, served search warrants at two residences (one in Amity and one in rural McMinnville). The search warrants were related to a fraud/theft investigation involving two former employees of a local dental practice.

Records supplied by the dentist's office indicated a long term theft case involving thousands of dollars for receiving unauthorized unemployment wages, receiving payment for hours the employees did not work, taking unauthorized vacation time, altering timesheets and fraudulently using business checks and credit cards.

The following subjects were arrested and lodged at YCCF pending arraignment in Circuit Court for the listed charges:

Linda Hixson (56 years old) of McMinnville on the following charges: Aggravated Theft 1, Theft I x 5, Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card X 9, Forgery x 9 and Computer Crime x 2 - SRA $197,500

Sherry McMullen (47 years old) of Amity on the following charges: Theft I x 5 and an outstanding Yamhill County warrant - SRA $32,500

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to contact Sgt Cully Desmond or Detective Bill Christensen at the McMinnville Police Department (503) 434-7307.
Free Child Safety Seat Clinic
Beaverton Police Dept. - 07/15/15
The Beaverton Police Department in a partnership with Safe Kids Washington County and Kuni Collision Center will be conducting a free child car seat clinic on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Kuni Collision Center located at 3725 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005. The clinic will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The last vehicle will be accepted at 11:30 a.m. to allow the technicians to be finished by 12:00 p.m.

This clinic is designed to teach parents and caregivers how to properly install and use a child safety seat. A properly installed and used child safety seat will greatly decrease the chance of your child sustaining a serious or life threating injury during a motor vehicle crash.

One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Each year thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. The proper use of car seats helps keep children safe. But with so many different car seats on the market, it's no wonder parents find this overwhelming.

The type of car seat your child needs depends on several things, including your child's age, size and the type of vehicle you have. It is important that you read the owner's manual for your vehicle and the instructions that came with the car seat you purchased.

The best car seat is the one that you will use properly. This is what we hope to teach you when you come to one of our car seat clinics. The uses of safety belts and child safety seats have been proven to greatly reduce your chances of sustaining serious injuries during a motor vehicle crash.

A certified technician will help parents and caregivers learn to install and use their child safety restraints properly. No appointment is required just drop by during the event. Each car seat check will take about 30 minutes. Please note that the last car will be accepted at 11:30 a.m.
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Marine Board Approves Round One Grants for the North Coast and Portland/Metro Boating Facilities
Oregon Marine Board - 07/15/15
For Immediate Release Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Marine Board Approves Round One Grants for the North Coast and Portland/Metro Boating Facilities

The Oregon State Marine Board approved several grants for boating access facility improvements in the Portland Metro and coastal regions at their last quarterly Board meeting, held on June 23, in Salem. The agency received 34 applications for Round 1 Grants that identified $11 million in project needs with $6.2 million requested from the Marine Board. The Board awarded $2,404,966 in state funds and $1,951,296 in federal funds for the 2015-2017 boating facility improvement projects.

For a comprehensive list of the financial contributions to the projects, visit http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/news/2015/PDXVancSalemR1Grants.pdf.

The Marine Board is funded by registration fees and marine fuel taxes paid by boaters. No general fund tax dollars are used to support the agency or its programs. Boater-paid fees go back to boaters in the form of law enforcement services (on-the-water enforcement, training and equipment), education/outreach materials and boating access facilities. Fees charged by waterway managers for parking and launching, reduces Maintenance Assistance Program funds the Marine Board provides for qualifying grant recipients.

For more information about boating facility grants, visit www.boatoregon.com.
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Marine Board Approves Round One Grants for the Mid-Valley Boating Facilities
Oregon Marine Board - 07/15/15
The Oregon State Marine Board approved several grants for boating access facility improvements in the Mid-Willamette Valley counties at their last quarterly Board meeting, held on June 23, in Salem. The agency received 34 applications for Round 1 Grants that identified $11 million in project needs with $6.2 million requested from the Marine Board. The Board awarded $2,404,966 in state funds and $1,951,296 in federal funds for the 2015-2017 boating facility improvement projects.

For a comprehensive list of the financial contributions to the projects, visit http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/news/2015/EugSpringRoseAlbR1Grants.pdf.

Linn County will receive general Clean Vessel Act funds and state boater funds to pay for the installation of a new pumpout and dump station for the Edgewater Marina on Foster Reservoir for recreational boaters who have onboard sanitation or portable sanitation devices (Port-A-Potty). Having a pumpout and dump station on Foster Reservoir, a very popular boating destination, will help keep the waterway free from sewage being discharged into the water.

Lane County will use the grant funds to pay for the necessary permits required for future boat ramp construction for Phase II of the Hendricks Bridge Wayside on the McKenzie River. The future improvements will include a single-lane concrete ramp, will expand the asphalt parking, maneuver and staging areas, treat stormwater runoff and provide better accessibility to the ramp.

The City of Lebanon will replace the existing portable toilet with a new, ADA-accessible flush restroom on Cheadle Lake, and will include striping in the parking lot with designated ADA parking.

The City of Albany will replace and relocate the flush restroom for Bowman Park on the Willamette River, closer to the boat trailer parking area which will improve safety and reduce vandalism since it will be located in a more visible location.

The Marine Board is funded by registration fees and marine fuel taxes paid by boaters. No general fund tax dollars are used to support the agency or its programs. Boater-paid fees go back to boaters in the form of law enforcement services (on-the-water enforcement, training and equipment), education/outreach materials and boating access facilities. Fees charged by waterway managers for parking and launching, reduces Maintenance Assistance Program funds the Marine Board provides for qualifying grant recipients.

For more information about boating facility grants, visit www.boatoregon.com.
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Gang-Related Shooting Investigation in North Portland Leads to Search Warrant - 3 Guns Seized, 3 People Arrested (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/15/15
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On Tuesday July 14, 2015, at 2:09 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of North Albina Avenue and Ainsworth Street.

Several officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire but did not locate any gunshot victims.

Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers responded to conduct an investigation, which led to a search warrant being served late Tuesday at a residence in the 8700 block of North Tyndall Avenue.

During the search, three handguns were seized as evidence, one vehicle was towed and three people were arrested on outstanding warrants.

17-year-old Rothell Davis was arrested for a probation violation.

17-year-old Judge Jonathan Edwards was arrested for a probation violation.

22-year-old Kourtney Alexis Henry was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Theft in the Second Degree.

Davis and Edwards were lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home, while Henry was booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing and there have been no charges as a result of the investigation.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Detective Jeff Pontius, 503-823-2081 or jeffrey.pontius@portlandoregon.gov.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com 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.

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Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) demonstration planned for media
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/15/15
PRINEVILLE, Ore. - The media is invited to the Prineville/Crook County Airport, Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 10:00 am to participate in an interagency presentation focusing on Single Engine Air Tankers (SEAT's). The SEAT demonstration will include a retardant load drop adjacent to the airport. Fire managers, local agency personnel and FireIce(R) representatives will be present to answer questions.

SEAT's are nimble aircraft capable of flying in steep terrain, with fast turn-around times. The retardant dropped from SEAT's aids firefighters on the ground by cooling and slowing the spread of the fire and allowing resources and equipment to safely get in position to put the fire out. SEAT's are another tool in the toolbox for fire managers to suppress fires at the initial attack stage, limiting damage to resources and saving the state and landowners the cost of large expensive fires. The SEAT's based in Prineville are under contract with the Oregon Department of Forestry, but are available for deployment to fires on lands managed by other agencies.

The media is asked to gather at the Prineville/Crook County Airport main parking area at 10:00 am for a briefing of the demonstration and presentation from fire managers. The SEAT retardant drop will occur following this presentation near the taxi-way on the west side of the airport. Following the load drop the media will be escorted to the SEAT base area for photographs, question and answer opportunities, and discussion with fire managers.

The demonstration could be cancelled due to fire activity.

For more information, contact Christie Shaw, ODF Central Oregon District. Please RSVP to christie.shaw@oregon.gov.
Red Cross Assists Independence Families Affected by Home Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/15/15
Disaster action volunteers with the American Red Cross this morning responded to a disaster that occurred in the 1300 block of Monmouth Street in Independence. This multi-family fire affected four adults and seven children. Red Cross provided food, lodging, comfort kits, clothing and recovery information.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in communities across Oregon and southwest Washington. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 to schedule an appointment.

Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. Take a few moments to review your family's exit plan should there be a fire in your home. This information, and more, is available at www.redcross.org or in a free Prepare! Resource Guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://rdcrss.org/1zq8XW6.
Improve your home energy knowledge at free workshop
Pacific Power - 07/15/15
Contact: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tom Gauntt, Pacific Power, July 15, 2015
503-813-7291

Improve your home energy knowledge at free workshop
Co-sponsored by Pacific Power and Energy Trust of Oregon, a series of seminars across Oregon will tell customers about saving energy
PORTLAND, Ore. - How much electricity and money can you save? What is the single biggest energy user in your home? Do you need to install insulation or change your habits? How can you reduce your energy usage? What incentives are available for new appliances, lighting or other energy efficiency changes?
Discover solutions and suggestions to these and other energy efficiency questions at a series of the free seminars offered this summer throughout Pacific Power's Oregon service area. Besides getting the low-down on energy-saving opportunities, customers also will receive the information they need to create an energy saving action plan.
The evening workshops, set for 23 cities throughout Oregon, will explore how energy works in a home and how homeowner actions can make significant impacts on energy usage. Those attending will develop a deeper understanding of home energy use, the effects of appliances and systems on their energy bills and how simple changes can reduce an individual's energy use and carbon footprint.
Learn about the different types of heating and cooling equipment, which are the most energy efficient and why. Get up close to a ductless heat pump.
See a demonstration of a water heater and its components, and learn how a leaky water heater can be a costly energy waste.
Discover the difference between incandescent, CFL and LED lighting.
Register online at pacificpower.net/bewattsmart to reserve your spot.
Participants also learn how to utilize Energy Trust of Oregon incentives to reduce costs, increase comfort and improve indoor air quality and discover what diagnostic testing can do for one's home. The workshop will help homeowners decide whether a project is do-it-yourself or if it requires professional services
After attending, participants will better understand how to:
Recognize the most cost-effective energy improvements for the home
Save energy and improve their home's comfort, health and safety
Insulate from rising energy costs
Save money with Energy Trust of Oregon cash-back incentives
Workshop Schedule
All sessions are from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served.
July 21 - Lakeview, Lake District Hospital
July 22 - Klamath Falls, Ross Ragland Cultural Center
July 28 - Madras, The Inn at Cross Keys Station
July 29 - Prineville, Room 1868
July 30 - Bend, McMenamins Old St. Francis School
July 31 - Redmond, Comfort Suites Redmond Airport
Aug. 11 - Pendleton, Pendleton Convention Center
Aug. 12 - Enterprise, Lear's Pub & Grill
Aug. 18 - Corvallis, Comfort Suites
Aug.19 - Albany, Phoenix Inn Suites
Aug. 20 - Dallas, BeckenRidge Vineyard
Aug. 21 - Sweet Home, Sweet Home Elk's Lodge
Aug. 25 - Astoria, The Loft at the Red Building
Aug. 26 - Seaside, Seaside Civic & Convention Center
Aug. 27 - Lincoln City, Chinook Winds Casino
Sept. 1 - Coos Bay/North Bend, Mill Casino
Sept. 2 - Cottage Grove, Village Green Resort
Sept. 3 - Roseburg, Holiday Inn Express
Sept. 9 - Portland, McMenamins Kennedy School
Sept.10 - Hood River, Best Western Hood River Inn
Sept. 15 - Medford, Inn at the Commons
Sept. 16 - Grants Pass, Taprock Event Center
Sept. 17 - Cave Junction, Carlos Restaurante

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About Energy Trust of Oregon
Energy Trust of Oregon is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Oregonians benefit from saving energy and tapping renewable resources. Our services, cash incentives and energy solutions have helped customers of Pacific Power, Portland General Electric, NW Natural and Cascade Natural Gas save nearly $600 million on energy costs. Our work helps keep energy costs as low as possible and builds a sustainable energy future. For more information visit www.energytrust.org or call 1-866-368-7878.
Pacific Power
Pacific Power provides electric service to more than 730,000 customers in Oregon, Washington and California. Our goal is to provide our customers with value for their energy dollar, and safe, reliable electricity. Pacific Power is part of PacifiCorp, one of the lowest-cost electricity producers in the United States, with almost 1.8 million customers in six western states. For more information, visit www.pacificpower.net.
Oregon timber harvest remains steady above four billion board feet for the second year (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/15/15
A forest thinning operation on the Deschutes National Forest.
A forest thinning operation on the Deschutes National Forest.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Distribution: Major Media
July 15, 2014

Contacts Brandon Kaetzel, ODF Principal Economist, 503-945-7413; brandon.kaetzel@oregon.gov
Jeri Chase, ODF Public Information Officer, 503-945-7201 (office), 503-931-2721 (cell), jeri.chase@oregon.gov

For the second year, Oregon's timber harvest has remained above four billion board feet. While private lands have remained steady, the real story is on our state's federal lands. Overall, Oregon had a 1.74 percent decrease in timber harvest for a 2014 total of 4.13 billion board feet.

Approximately 49 percent, or 30.2 million acres, of Oregon is forested. Federal forestlands account for 60 percent of these forestlands, industrial forestlands for 19 percent, family forestland owners own 15 percent, state-owned forests comprise three percent, and all other forestland owners (counties, Tribal, etc.), three percent.

The largest increases, by percentage, in timber harvest were on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands (almost entirely west of the Cascades) and on United States Forest Service (USFS) lands east of the Cascades. The BLM harvest increased 26.67 percent to 209 million board feet. This can mostly be attributed to salvage logging from the Douglas Complex fire and 36-month contracts on green timber that purchasers harvested while prices were high. The USFS overall had a decrease in harvest of 1.28 percent (statewide) to 387 million board feet. However, the USFS had a 32 percent increase in harvest east of the Cascades, buoyed by significant increases in Lake County (468 percent increase) and in Grant and Harney counties (41 percent increase, combined). The Lake County increase is due to the implementation of the Fremont-Winema National Forest's accelerated landscape restoration efforts, while increases in Grant and Harney counties are the result of local collaborative agreements and full implementation of the 10-year Stewardship Contract on the Malheur National Forest.

State lands had a decrease from 252 million board feet in 2013 to 230 million board feet in 2014 for an 8.7 percent decrease in harvest.

Private industry harvest decreased statewide by 4.96 percent from 2013 to 2014 to 2.63 billion board feet. These decreases were present on both sides of the Cascades, but were most prominent on the east side, as a percentage, where private industry harvest declined by approximately 35 percent. Non-industrial private landowners had a 9.2 percent increase (statewide) in harvest to a 2014 total of 558 million board feet.

Harvests on Native American forestlands decreased approximately 14 percent from 66 million board feet in 2013 to 57 million board feet in 2014.

Looking forward, it is expected that harvests will remain around the four billion board feet mark. Issues with exports and port access, along with housing starts not materializing to the 1.5 million start mark that some experts had expected, may keep the harvest rate from rising any further or could lead to slight decreases. The BLM is currently working toward adopting a new management plan for western Oregon that could also affect public harvests west of the Cascades in years to come, an important source of fiber to southern Oregon mills. Likewise, federal funding levels for the USFS, the extent of collaborative agreements, and adequate market outlets for small-diameter trees provide uncertainty around the harvest levels on the east side.

A link to the 2014 report, as well as links to previous years' annual reports, is available on the department's website at www.oregon.gov/ODF/pages/STATE_FORESTS/FRP/annual_Reports.aspx.


NOTE: One board foot of lumber is one foot wide, one foot long, and one inch thick, or the equivalent in volume. Construction of an approximately 1,800-square-foot house requires about 10,000 board feet.

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Attached Media Files: A forest thinning operation on the Deschutes National Forest.
City, BIA of Clark County receive national green building awards
City of Vancouver - 07/15/15
Vancouver, Wash. - In June, the City of Vancouver and Mayor Timothy D. Leavitt and the Building Industry Association (BIA) of Clark County's Green Building Council received National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Green Partners in Excellence awards from Home Innovation Research Labs.

The awards are given each year to individuals, agencies and businesses in recognition of outstanding contributions to advancing green building in their communities. Both the City and the BIA's Green Building Council received the awards in the "Program Advocate" category.

Home Innovation Research Labs president and CEO Michael Luzier will present the NGBS Green Partners of Excellence awards to Mayor Leavitt and the Green Building Council on Aug. 20 at the Building Industry Association's Sustainability Showcase held at The Heathman Lodge.

"The City wants to reflect community values of sustainable development," said the City's Building Official Sree Thirunagari. "We are proud to partner with the BIA of Clark County to help offer these kind of development options and to become a community resource for innovation and energy efficiency, cost savings and improved quality of life."

In April, the Vancouver City Council adopted NGBS' Voluntary Green Construction Standards. These voluntary standards provide guidance for the design, construction and operation of green buildings and homes and provide a uniform way to measure their performance.

"The Green Building Council is passionate about the value that the National Green Building Standard brings to home owners and communities. It's been very rewarding to work with the City of Vancouver and see these building practices embraced by city officials," said GBC Chair Aaron Helmes of Urban NW Homes. "The Green Building Council's purpose is to cultivate, unify, and promote the green building industry. We invite others involved in this work to join us in supporting continued sustainable practices in the development and building of communities in Vancouver."

For more information about NGBS or Home Innovation Research Labs green certification program, visit www.homeinnovation.com/green.

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The State of Oregon and local foundations contribute nearly $1.5 million to campaign to build new Boys & Girls Club in Rockwood
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area - 07/15/15
Portland, OR. - The Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro (BGCP) received a big boost from the State of Oregon last week with the passing of a $1 million bond dedicated to the building of a new Boys & Girls Club in the east Multnomah County community of Rockwood. With the additional recent support of $300,000 from The Collins Foundation and $100,000 from OCF Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation, BGCP is nearing the halfway point of a $9 million campaign designed to build and maintain the new facility, and provide operational funding for the broader organization.

"We continue to be humbled by the generous support of so many," said Erin Hubert, BGCP CEO. "This funding is a strong validation of the need in this special community and speaks loudly to the children and families living in Rockwood that they are a priority."

As a result of the unexpected closure in early 2013 of the Police Activities League (PAL) Center, the only youth service program of its kind in Rockwood, and the subsequent loss of youth programming in a community with great disparity, BGCP stepped in and secured two years of operational funding to support the transition of the PAL youth to school-based sites in a partnership with the Reynolds School District. Identifying the significant void in youth services and the tremendous need for facility-based programs that offer educational, recreational, and social development, leaders in the City of Gresham have identified a new Boys & Girls Club as a catalyst for positive change in Rockwood.

"In the law enforcement and education communities, we know that the most effective programs in promoting positive life-outcomes for youth are administered in their community. This bond funding is a transformational investment in this community," said Rep. Carla Piluso (D-Gresham).

The City of Gresham has identified the site of the former Drake's 7 Dees Landscaping business located at the corner of SE 165th and Stark Street for the construction of the new Rockwood Boys & Girls Club. The new Club facility will be approximately 30,000 square feet occupying 1.7 acres of a 4-acre plot. Additional land on the site will be dedicated to a creating campus of critically needed wrap-around services for kids and families ages zero to adult to include an outdoor recreation space, a new Open (Meadow) School and an early childhood service provider. BGCP plans to break ground on the new Club facility in the fall of 2015. Target open date is fall 2016.

ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF PORTLAND METRO
BGCP's mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive caring, responsible citizens. Since the first Boys & Girls Club facility was constructed in 1954 in southeast Portland's Lents community, BGCP has a well-established reputation of being located in communities with highest need. Clubs are uniquely equipped to provide enrichment services to children while empowering them with a sense of belonging and security. BGCP currently operates six Club facilities within Multnomah, Washington, and Clark Counties, and hosts school-based programs in partnership with the Parkrose, Reynolds and North Clackamas School Districts. In addition to dedicated programming focused on academic, physical fitness, and character-building enrichment, Clubs provide teen workforce development programs, youth sports leadership leagues, and spring break and summer camps dedicated to eliminating the learning loss documented for underserved youth during out-of-school time. Annually, BGCP programs reach an average of 10,000 youth with an average active in-Club membership base of just over 6,000.
Central Oregon Man Loses Life In Linn County Crash
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 07/15/15
On July 14, 2015 at about 9:45PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a passenger vehicle versus a motorcycle on Highway 34 just east of I-5.

According to Sergeant Nathan House, a 1995 Toyota Camry had been traveling southbound on Seven Mile Lane and stopped at the intersection with Highway 34. The operator, Robert C WILLCOXEN, age 20, of Albany, turned eastbound onto Highway 34 and into the path of the motorcyclist.

The operator of the motorcycle, Robin M GALUSHA, age 56, of Terrebonne, was deceased upon emergency crews arriving on scene.

WILLCOXEN is cooperating with the investigation which is still ongoing. OSP was assisted by the Linn County Multi-Agency Investigation Team, the Tangent Fire Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

More information will be released when it is available.
FREE Backyard Composting Workshop July 21 (Photo)
Columbia Springs - 07/15/15
Compost is gardening gold!
Compost is gardening gold!
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Turn your spoils into soil with a Master Composter/Recycler Backyard Composting Workshop! This FREE workshop will take place on Tuesday, July 21st from 6 to 8 p.m. at Columbia Springs in east Vancouver.

If you want to begin composting your yard and some of your kitchen waste, this workshop is for you. Learn how to build soil health in your own backyard by joining us for an introduction to the science of composting and a visit to a composting demonstration site to view composting bins and systems in action.

Pre-registration is required for all workshops. To sign up or learn more, visit columbiasprings.org/mcr/workshops. For questions, contact mcr@columbiasprings.org or 360-882-0936 x224.


Attached Media Files: Compost is gardening gold!
Grants Pass Man Loses Life In Single Vehicle Crash Near Cave Junction - Josephine County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 07/15/15
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On July 14, 2015, at around 11:15PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to HWY 46 (Caves Highway) near milepost 6 on the report of a rollover serious injury crash.

According to Sergeant Jeff Proulx, a 1990 Toyota 4runner was eastbound on HWY 46 when it left the roadway and struck a large tree. The operator, Dalton H BROWN, age 24, of Grants Pass was pronounced deceased upon emergency crews arriving on scene.

Initial investigation appears speed may have been a factor. OSP was assisted by the Illinois Valley Fire Department, American Medical Response and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

The investigation is continuing and more information will be released when it is available.


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UPDATE: Shooting in Hazel Dell Residence leaves three dead
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/15/15
UPDATED, 7/15/2015 0825 hours.

Deputies located the following persons deceased in the residence yesterday:

Robert Diaz Gutierrez; male, age 42
Elizabeth Orozco; female, age 40
Adela Ruiz-Gonzales; female, age 66

Robert Gutierrez and Elizabeth Orozco were married and lived at the residence where the shooting occurred. Adela Ruiz-Gonzales was Elizabeth's mother and was visiting from Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico, where she lived.

In addition to the adults, four children reside at the home. Three children were at the residence at the time of the shooting, and were not physically harmed. The children will not be identified, and range in ages from 19 to 11 years of age. They are safe at an undisclosed location.

From information gathered by detectives, this incident began as a domestic argument earlier in the day that obviously escalated into this horrific tragedy. No additional suspects are being sought in this case, and no danger exists to the community with regard to this incident. The original press release continues below:




On 7/14/2015 at 1543 hours CCSO Deputies responded to a Disturbance involving a firearm at 2614 NE 98th Street in Vancouver. The 911 caller reported that a subject at the residence had shot and killed two persons and then himself.

Upon arrival, CCSO Deputies discovered the bodies of three persons inside the residence, two adult females and one adult male. CCSO Major Crimes and Tactical Detectives are on scene, additional details will be forthcoming.

UPDATED INFO, 1800 hours

The deceased persons in the residence appear to be husband, wife and an adult relative. Children of varying ages were in the residence at the time of the shooting, and are safe at an undisclosed location. No suspects are outstanding, and no danger to the community exists. Names are being withheld pending notification of additional relatives.
Oregon Lottery Facebook page offers prizes that cost nothing
Oregon Lottery - 07/15/15
Most people think of winning Oregon Lottery prizes when they buy tickets for Scratch-it games, a big jackpot game like Oregon's Game Megabucks or Powerball, or games like Keno and Win for Like. Thanks to social media, there's a way to win great Oregon Lottery prizes that cost nothing.

For a chance to win tickets to the Cape Blanco Music Festival or an all-expense-paid trip to Michigan to watch the Oregon State Beavers play the Michigan Wolverines this football season, the Lottery's Facebook page is the place to go. "For over a year, the Lottery has been offering great prizes on our Facebook page," said Oregon Lottery Online Marketing Manager Shad Barnes. "By simply following us on Facebook and commenting on one of our giveaways, people are entered for a chance to win some really outstanding prizes."

Currently, over 46,000 people have become Oregon Lottery Facebook followers. Given the odds of winning games like Powerball or Mega Millions, the odds of winning a Lottery Facebook prize are much better. "Here are some tips to help make sure people don't miss any of the amazing chances to win posted on our Facebook page," said Barnes. "Be sure to prioritize our posts in your news feed. First, go to the Lottery's Facebook Timeline page. Then, hover over the 'Following' button. Finally, select 'See First,' that way you'll be sure to always see these posts when we put them online."

Go to the Oregon Lottery Facebook page and be watching for other great prizes including tickets to Portland Timbers and Thorns matches, the Bi-Mart Country Music Festival as well as 100 of the new "10X" Scratch-it tickets.

Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned over $9 billion for economic development, public education, state parks and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org

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Red Cross assists 5 following Willemina fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/15/15
Red Cross Disaster Action team members responded to a single-family fire at 9:30 a.m., July 14, on the 200 block of Fir Street in Willemina.

The fire affected two adults and three children. Red Cross provided food and lodging.
07/14/15
Sunday Afternoon Shooting in the Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood is now a Homicide Investigation
Portland Police Bureau - 07/14/15
19-year-old Anthony Quincey Jackson Jr., shot in the afternoon hours of Sunday July 12, 2015, has died at a Portland area hospital. His death is now a homicide investigation.

The investigation started on Sunday at 3:24 p.m., when East Precinct officers patrolling in the area of Southeast 137th Avenue and Powell Boulevard, heard multiple gunshots in the area.

The officers responded to the Shalamar Apartments, located at 13746 Southeast Powell Boulevard, and located Jackson suffering from life-threatening gunshot wounds. Officers were able to secure the area and obtain medical attention for the victim, who was transported to a Portland area hospital, where he later died.

This marks the 20th homicide of 2015 in the City of Portland.

At this point in the investigation, there is no known motive or suspect information.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Mark Sponhauer at 503-823-0416, or mark.sponhauer@portlandoregon.gov.

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Doors Open at new Hazel Dell Thrift Store to benefit community
Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce - 07/14/15
Xchange Thrift Store and Donation Center will open its doors at its new expanded location on Thursday July 16th at 10am.
Xchange Recovery is a 501c3 working to stamp out addiction in Clark County. It operates six recovery homes and partners with community agencies to work with addicted men, women and teenagers.
Xchange is now in its 11th year of operation. It opened its first thrift store 4 years ago at the corner of 78th St and Highway 99. It has outgrown its original location and move north a few blocks to the old Bob's Rental Store.
Proceeds from the sales of donated goods helps fund the Xchange non profit. Doors will open at the new site 7904 NE Highway 99
Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center Grant One of Five Awarded by March of Dimes
March of Dimes - 07/14/15
The Greater Oregon Chapter of March of Dimes recently awarded five community grants to organizations working for improved infant and maternal health throughout Oregon and SW Washington. The community grants program is designed to invest in priority projects that further the March of Dimes' goal of reducing disparities in birth outcomes so that every baby has a fighting chance.

Selected by the chapter's Program Services Committee, this year's grants are awarded to:

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center Foundation - $19,000
Funding to support the CenteringPregnancy group model of prenatal care delivery at Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center.

PeaceHealth SW Medical Center Foundation - $19,000
Second year funding for the implementation of the CenteringPregnancy group model of prenatal care program at the Vancouver Clinic.

Catholic Community Services - $19,000
Continue funding for the Fostering Hope Initiative to connect pregnant and parenting teens and women from high poverty neighborhoods in Marion County to prenatal care services and housing.

Salem Hospital Foundation - $5,000
Funding to support the work of a multidisciplinary, multi-agency task force formed to improve pregnancy outcomes for women using opiate drugs during pregnancy. Funding will support provider education and nurse home visiting and education material.

Malheur County Health Department - $8,000
Increase county WIC caseload of pregnant women by at least 2.5 percent of current baseline by April 2016. Funds will be used for outreach, transportation to WIC appointments and incentives for pregnant women to encourage participation and public awareness efforts.

March of Dimes Greater Oregon Chapter awards community grants each year. A request for proposals for the 2016 grants will go out later this fall.

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.org or nacersano.org. Find out how you can help raise funds to prevent premature birth and birth defects by walking in March for Babies at marchforbabies.org.
City Seeks Nominations for Volunteer Awards
City of Salem - 07/14/15
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: July 14, 2015

CONTACT PERSONS: Gretchen Bennett
Mayor/City Manager's Office
503-540-2371 gbennett@cityofsalem.net

Kenna West
Mayor/City Manager's Office
503-588-6255 kwest@cityofsalem.net


City Seeks Nominations for Volunteer Awards

Salem, OR - Last year City of Salem volunteers contributed more than 191,000 hours of service to the City. To honor City volunteers and recognize individuals and groups who have made exceptional contributions to Salem through volunteerism a Volunteer Recognition Celebration is scheduled for Monday, September 21, 2015 at 5:00 pm. The celebration will be held at the Salem Public Library at 585 Liberty St. SE.

The City seeks assistance from the community to identify distinguished acts of volunteer service and dedication. Members of the community can nominate individuals, groups or projects deserving of special recognition by submitting a volunteer recognition award nomination form. Those forms are available on the Volunteering page at http://www.cityofsalem.net/Residents/Pages/VolunteerOpportunities.aspx. Information about the volunteer awards and process for submitting nominations is attached to this release.
Nominations will be accepted through August 10.

For more information, please contact Gretchen Bennett or Kenna West in the Mayor and City Manager's Office.

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Sheriff's Office Cold Case Squad Seeks Public's Help with a 28 year old Homicide Investigation (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/14/15
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The Marion County Sheriff's Office, Cold Case Squad, is requesting the public's help in identifying a Hispanic male, whose decomposing body was found by fishermen in the area of Horseshoe Lake, near St. Paul, Oregon on October 25, 1986. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined that this death was a homicide. The victim is believed to have been young, perhaps 20 to 30 years old, approximately 5' 4" tall with a slender to medium build. Most importantly, the victim possessed numerous distinctive tattoos, which included: a lady's head with a teardrop under her eye; a large butterfly; a lady's head wearing a sombrero; a scorpion under initials which appear to be "R.M.F." or "H.M.F" and the name "Felix" in stylized script. Drawings of these tattoos are being made available with this release.

Investigators suspect that the victim may have lived and worked in the greater Woodburn-St. Paul area. It is hoped that someone might recall a former employee, co-worker, neighbor or friend who could fit the description of the unidentified man and who simply dropped out of sight without notice in the late summer or fall of 1986.

Anyone who believes that they might have information which could assist this investigation is encouraged to contact the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Cold Case Squad, telephone (503) 540-8006, or Detective Mike Myers, telephone (503) 540-8096. In addition, information can be provided to email address: mmyers@co.marion.or.us.


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Salem Area Providers Receive Two of Five Grants Awarded by March of Dimes
March of Dimes - 07/14/15
The Greater Oregon Chapter of March of Dimes recently awarded five community grants to organizations working for improved infant and maternal health throughout Oregon and SW Washington. The community grants program is designed to invest in priority projects that further the March of Dimes' goal of reducing disparities in birth outcomes so that every baby has a fighting chance.

Selected by the chapter's Program Services Committee, this year's grants are awarded to:

Salem Hospital Foundation - $5,000
Funding to support the work of a multidisciplinary, multi-agency task force formed to improve pregnancy outcomes for women using opiate drugs during pregnancy. Funding will support provider education and nurse home visiting and education material.

Catholic Community Services - $19,000
Continue funding for the Fostering Hope Initiative to connect pregnant and parenting teens and women from high poverty neighborhoods in Marion County to prenatal care services and housing.

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center Foundation - $19,000
Funding to support the CenteringPregnancy group model of prenatal care delivery at Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center.

PeaceHealth SW Medical Center Foundation - $19,000
Second year funding for the implementation of the CenteringPregnancy group model of prenatal care program at the Vancouver Clinic.

Malheur County Health Department - $8,000
Increase county WIC caseload of pregnant women by at least 2.5 percent of current baseline by April 2016. Funds will be used for outreach, transportation to WIC appointments and incentives for pregnant women to encourage participation and public awareness efforts.

March of Dimes Greater Oregon Chapter awards community grants each year. A request for proposals for the 2016 grants will go out later this fall.

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.org or nacersano.org. Find out how you can help raise funds to prevent premature birth and birth defects by walking in March for Babies at marchforbabies.org.
Five Community Grants in Oregon and SW Washington Awarded by March of Dimes
March of Dimes - 07/14/15
The Greater Oregon Chapter of March of Dimes recently awarded five community grants to organizations working for improved infant and maternal health throughout Oregon and SW Washington. The community grants program is designed to invest in priority projects that further the March of Dimes' goal of reducing disparities in birth outcomes so that every baby has a fighting chance.

Selected by the chapter's Program Services Committee, this year's grants are awarded to:

PeaceHealth SW Medical Center Foundation - $19,000
Second year funding for the implementation of the CenteringPregnancy group model of prenatal care program at the Vancouver Clinic.

Catholic Community Services - $19,000
Continue funding for the Fostering Hope Initiative to connect pregnant and parenting teens and women from high poverty neighborhoods in Marion County to prenatal care services and housing.

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center Foundation - $19,000
Funding to support the CenteringPregnancy group model of prenatal care delivery at Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center.

Salem Hospital Foundation - $5,000
Funding to support the work of a multidisciplinary, multi-agency task force formed to improve pregnancy outcomes for women using opiate drugs during pregnancy. Funding will support provider education and nurse home visiting and education material.

Malheur County Health Department - $8,000
Increase county WIC caseload of pregnant women by at least 2.5 percent of current baseline by April 2016. Funds will be used for outreach, transportation to WIC appointments and incentives for pregnant women to encourage participation and public awareness efforts.

March of Dimes Greater Oregon Chapter awards community grants each year. A request for proposals for the 2016 grants will go out later this fall.

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.org or nacersano.org. Find out how you can help raise funds to prevent premature birth and birth defects by walking in March for Babies at marchforbabies.org.
Vancouver Grant One of Five Awarded by March of Dimes
March of Dimes - 07/14/15
The Greater Oregon Chapter of March of Dimes recently awarded five community grants to organizations working for improved infant and maternal health throughout Oregon and SW Washington. The community grants program is designed to invest in priority projects that further the March of Dimes' goal of reducing disparities in birth outcomes so that every baby has a fighting chance.

Selected by the chapter's Program Services Committee, this year's grants are awarded to:

PeaceHealth SW Medical Center Foundation - $19,000
Second year funding for the implementation of the CenteringPregnancy group model of prenatal care program at the Vancouver Clinic.

Catholic Community Services - $19,000
Continue funding for the Fostering Hope Initiative to connect pregnant and parenting teens and women from high poverty neighborhoods in Marion County to prenatal care services and housing.

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center Foundation - $19,000
Funding to support the CenteringPregnancy group model of prenatal care delivery at Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center.

Salem Hospital Foundation - $5,000
Funding to support the work of a multidisciplinary, multi-agency task force formed to improve pregnancy outcomes for women using opiate drugs during pregnancy. Funding will support provider education and nurse home visiting and education material.

Malheur County Health Department - $8,000
Increase county WIC caseload of pregnant women by at least 2.5 percent of current baseline by April 2016. Funds will be used for outreach, transportation to WIC appointments and incentives for pregnant women to encourage participation and public awareness efforts.

March of Dimes Greater Oregon Chapter awards community grants each year. A request for proposals for the 2016 grants will go out later this fall.

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.org or nacersano.org. Find out how you can help raise funds to prevent premature birth and birth defects by walking in March for Babies at marchforbabies.org.
Bomb Squad Retrieves Old Military Ordnance Found in Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/14/15
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On July 14, 2015, at 11:10 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a home in the 7900 block of Southeast 16th Avenue on the report that some kids found an unexploded military explosive somewhere in the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.

Officers responded to the home and learned that the explosive was carried from Oaks Bottom to the home, where the reporting party called police.

Central Precinct officers shared a photo of the explosive (approximately 12" in length) with the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit (MEDU), who then responded along with the 142nd Oregon Air National Guard Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team.

Officers evacuated a few neighboring homes as a precaution while bomb techs removed the explosive for safe disposal. According to bomb techs, the explosive was very old but still potentially dangerous.

At this point, there is no information on any additional explosives in the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.

Occasionally, old ordnance will be discovered in the Portland area after its been buried or under water. Community members are asked not to touch or disturb these items as they can be very dangerous if moved.

Anyone coming across a suspected explosive device should immediately call 9-1-1.

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Salem Police expands its messaging efforts to area residents (Photo)
Salem Police Dept. - 07/14/15
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July 14, 2015 Salem, OR: Chief Jerry Moore proudly announced today the Salem Police Department's partnership with Nextdoor, a free and private social network for neighborhoods.

Nextdoor enables residents to communicate with each other through exclusive neighborhood Web sites created for their defined geographic area. Neighborhoods establish and self-manage their own Nextdoor site. All members must verify they live within the neighborhood before joining the platform. Once registered, participants can share information about neighborhood topics of interest, such as lost pets, community events, activities, and crime or safety issues.

"We have spent the last few years increasing our communication through social media, and Nextdoor will allow us to expand our efforts by reaching the more than 2,000 households already subscribed," said Lt. Dave Okada of the Community Response Section. "With Nextdoor's help we can reach our citizens with crime tips and information which is pertinent to their neighborhood area," Okada explained.

Working with the Crime Analysis Unit, the department will post relevant information to help raise the awareness of public safety or crime incidents affecting a particular part of Salem.

The service, which is free for residents and agencies to use, also makes keeping up with what is happening in your neighborhood even easier through smart phone apps which are available for iOS and Adroid users.

Salem Police will begin using the Nextdoor service on Wednesday, July 15. To see the police department's Nextdoor site, go to www.nextdoor.com/salem/salem-police-department. To learn more about joining Nextdoor, visit their informative Web page at www.nextdoor.com.

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Leaburg Hydroelectric Project Historic District listed in the National Register of Historic Places (Photo)
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 07/14/15
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The Leaburg Hydroelectric Project Historic District in Lane County is among Oregon's latest entries in the National Register of Historic Places.

The Leaburg Hydroelectric Project was put into service in January 1930 and continues to generate electric power as part of the Eugene Water & Electric Board system, a municipally owned utility located in Lane County, Oregon. It is located along approximately five miles of the McKenzie River in the vicinity of Leaburg, and consists of the dam and powerhouse; the reservoir, canal and tailrace; and Leaburg Village, built to house dam workers.

The Leaburg Hydroelectric Project was constructed between 1928 and 1930 and completed as originally envisioned in June 1950. Designed by the Portland engineering firm of Stevens & Koon, the facility is significant for its engineering design, incorporating innovative technological features such as the Broome Self-Closing Sluice Gate and three 100'-long roller gates. It is also significant for its art and architecture. The powerhouse was designed by Ellis Lawrence, the founder of the University of Oregon school of architecture. The bas relief panels on the building were created by the nationally prominent sculptor Harry Camden Poole. The powerhouse is considered one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture used in an industrial setting in Oregon.

Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended the site's nomination in their February 2015 meeting. The Leaburg Hydroelectric Project Historic District is only the second property in the Leaburg area to be listed in the National Register, the first being the Old McKenzie Fish Hatchery Historic District. The National Register is maintained by the National Park Service under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

More information about the National Register and recent Oregon lists is online at www.oregonheritage.org (click on "National Register" at left of page).


Attached Media Files: Leaburg Hydroelectric Project Historic District National Register nomination , Press Release , Leaburg Hydroelectirc Project Historic District
CORRECTION: Watch Richard Sherman's celebrity softball game on CVTV Channel 21, CVTV.org
City of Vancouver - 07/14/15
CORRECTION: The correct date of the broadcast is SUNDAY, JULY 19. Not Saturday.

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Vancouver, Wash. - Clark/Vancouver Television (CVTV) will air live KIRO television coverage of Seattle Seahawks player Richard Sherman's 3rd Annual Celebrity Softball Game at Safeco Field on CVTV Cable Channel 21 from 1-5 p.m. SUNDAY, July 19. The game can also be viewed live online at www.cvtv.org.

KIRO television, the CBS affiliate in Seattle, is providing live coverage of the charity event, featuring Seattle Seahawks players, including Jermaine Kearse, Doug Baldwin and Russell Wilson, and other local and national celebrities. A portion of the proceeds from the game will benefit Richard Sherman's Blanket Coverage Family Foundation as well as other Seattle charities.

CVTV is able to broadcast the game thanks to an agreement between KIRO and the Clark/Vancouver Cable Television Office that allows CVTV to carry KIRO news and other local public affairs programming.

CVTV is a local government, cable access channel operated and funded by the City of Vancouver and Clark County, Washington.

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Thousands of Dollars in Building Materials and Tools Stolen from Evergreen Habitat for Humanity's Construction Site
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity - 07/14/15
On Saturday July 11th construction staff for Evergreen Habitat for Humanity arrived to bad news at our Mountain View High School construction site. The Habitat trailer was broken into and thousands of dollars in equipment and tools were stolen. The thieves had broken through the roof of the enclosed trailer.

Evergreen Habitat for Humanity uses these tools and equipment to build homes in partnership with hard working, lower-income families in Clark County. We are requesting the help of our community to raise the funds to replace them so we can continue our work. To help us, please send money or check to PO Box 871570 Vancouver, WA 98687 or visit our website at www.ehfh.org/donate. Every bit helps in getting Habitat and our families back to work.

Since 1991, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity has worked to improve living conditions for low-income, Clark County residents. The non-profit organization works in partnership with people in need from all walks of life to develop communities by building safe, affordable housing. Homes are sold at no profit with a zero percent interest rate mortgage after the partner families complete their sweat equity hours.

For additional information or to schedule an interview with an Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, please contact Josh Townsley, Executive Director, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, at 360-737-1759 or Josh@ehfh.org.
UPDATE #2: SERT/CNT Responding to Active Tactical Incident in Southeast Portland's Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/14/15
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Investigators did not recover a firearm as earlier reported.

The Bureau regrets the error.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Todd Christensen, todd.christensen@portlandoregon.gov.

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Domestic Violence Reduction Unit (DVRU) investigators booked 38-year-old Kevin Eugene Millage into the Multnomah County Jail early this morning on charges of Coercion, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Menacing. He will be arraigned today.

Domestic violence is among the most frequent and serious forms of violent crime investigated by police. If you or a loved one are experiencing domestic violence or are concerned that domestic violence may be an issue, help is available.

The Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL) provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources. The PWCL 24 hour crisis line can be reached at 503-235-5333, or 1-888-235-5333.

Additional, web-based resources are available from Multnomah County's Domestic Violence Coordinator's office: http://web.multco.us/dv

The Portland Police Bureau's Domestic Violence Reduction Unit (DVRU) provides officers and detectives with specialized training in the dynamics of domestic violence. This unit also operates jointly with Multnomah County's Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team (DVERT) on "high-lethality" cases of domestic violence (those cases with warning signs associated with the most severe and life-threatening cases of domestic violence).

Information on DVRU is available at: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/35679

Finally, the City of Portland, Multnomah County and numerous other partners have joined together to create The Gateway Center. The Gateway Center attempts to limit the impact of intimate partner violence through by providing multi-cultural and survivor-centered advocacy and services. Given the complexity of domestic violence, this center provides a single-point of access to services and resources for survivors of intimate partner violence.

Information on The Gateway Center can be found at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/gatewaycenter/52837

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At 5:11 p.m., East Precinct officers responded the area of a residence in the 7800 block of Southeast Springwater Drive on the report that a woman was being held at gunpoint in her home by her husband.

The information was being relayed to police through a third party who was in contact with the victim.

Responding officers, concerned for the victim's safety, established containment around the home but remained out of sight as they gathered additional information.

SERT and CNT were called to the scene to assist with the safe resolution of the incident. Once at the scene, negotiators were able to get in contact with the victim and eventually talk to the suspect, who surrendered peacefully to SERT officers. The suspect is a 34-year-old male.

Officers checked the home and found the victim and three children safe inside.

The Domestic Violence Reduction Unit (DVRU) is taking over the investigation.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) is responding to the area of Southeast 82nd Avenue and Harney Street to assist East Precinct officers with an active tactical incident.

At this time, there is no immediate risk to the public.

Interested media may stage at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Harney Street. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is en route to the scene.

No additional information is available and media is asked to refrain from broadcasting or sharing any tactical information or photos that may endanger officers and/or members of the public.

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Beaverton Police Officer Shot Responding to a Domestic Disturbance (Photo)
Beaverton Police Dept. - 07/14/15
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UPDATE
The names of the three officers involved in the OIS on July 8, 2015 who fired their duty weapons are as follows
Officer Ryan Potter 10 years with Beaverton Police
Officer Jeff Flory 8 years with Beaverton Police
Officer Dan Cotton 8 years with Beaverton Police
These three officers are still on paid administrative leave per policy.

UPDATE
We are still receiving requests for an interview with Officer Burke. As was stated last week even if Officer Burke wants to do an interview it will not happen for a while. We will let you all know on flash when and if he chooses to give an interview.

Major Crimes expects interviews to go through the end of the week. With that said the involved officers names will not be released until after all interviews have been conducted.

Per Major Crimes we are not releasing the name of the subject that was found in the shed as of yet.

UPDATE
Officer Burke was struck with shot from the shotgun round in his face, shoulder, neck, arm and leg. I am not aware at this time if more than one round was fired from the shotgun.

As more information is made available I will update here on Flash.

UPDATE
I have received calls from many of you requesting interviews with Officer Burke. The investigation is still ongoing and because of that there would be no interview even if he was willing. It will also be up to officer Burke once the investigation is done to decide if he wants to make any statements at all. This is a traumatic incident for him and his family and they need to have time to deal with it.

UPDATE
Officer Burke is doing good and is resting at home with his family (please continue to give him and his family privacy). I am not releasing the extent of Officer Burke's injuries or the location(s) he was struck at this time.

Officer Burke is the first officer in the history of the Beaverton Police Department to have been shot in the line of duty.

There were three Beaverton Officers involved in the shooting and they are on paid administrative leave pending the investigation. The officers all used handguns. I am not releasing the number of rounds fired,the exact type of shotgun ammunition that Westrich used or the involved officers names as of yet.

I do not expect any new information to be released until at least Monday July 13, 2015. If I receive any new information that can be released I will post it here on flash as soon as I can.


UPDATE
Westrich used a shotgun to fire at officers and is what hit officer Burke. We are not releasing the locations officer Burke was struck.

UPDATE
Officer Burke has been released from the hospital. We ask that you please give officer Burke and his family the time and space that they need after an incident like this.

At 6:40 a.m. this morning Beaverton Police Officers responded to the Hidden Village Mobile Estates located at 10405 SW Denny Road on a domestic disturbance.

When officers arrived they attempted to make contact with Michael Westrich 59 years old. Westrich began screaming at them and throwing items out of his closed windows. Officers tried to start a dialog with Westrich but he refused and continued to shatter his windows and scream at officers. Westrich then began throwing bricks at officers through the windows before he came to the front porch with a firearm. Westrich then fired at officers from his front porch, striking one of them. Officers returned fire striking him on his front porch. Westrich was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The officer who was shot is Scott Burke 47 years old and a 20 year veteran of the Beaverton Police Department. Officer Burke was evacuated from the scene and transported to a local area hospital for treatment. Officer Burke is in serious condition and is expected to recover from his injuries.

We would like to thank the community for their support of Officer Burke, his family and the Beaverton Police Department.
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Team Tegan and Her Daddy - Cycling to Stop Diabetes. 800 Riders Prepare to Ride and Stop Diabetes at Tour de Cure. (Photo)
American Diabetes Association - 07/14/15
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PORTLAND, OR (July 14, 2015) - This month cyclists join forces with the American Diabetes Association of Oregon and Southwest Washington by hitting the road to raise funds and awareness for diabetes. The Association's annual Tour de Cure event will take place on July 25 at AmberGlen Park in Hillsboro, OR. Riders who participate raise funds to change the future of diabetes and bring us one step closer to a cure for a disease that affects more than 400,000 people in Oregon and Southwest Washington. The goal for this year's campaign is $550,000, with 800 riders and 200 volunteers expected to participate. All proceeds from Tour de Cure fund diabetes education, research, and advocacy in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Everyone who participates in Tour de Cure has a story and a reason for riding. Brian Johnson and his daughter, Tegan, both have type 1 diabetes. Brian has lived with type 1 diabetes for over 30 years, and when Tegan was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 7, over eight years ago, they got involved with the American Diabetes Association and started Team Tegan and her Daddy at Tour de Cure. Through fundraising efforts over the past eight years, Team Tegan and her Daddy has raised over $49,000, with a goal to raise another $5,000 in 2015.

When Tegan was diagnosed on Christmas Day in 2006, Brian watched his daughter's life change from what should have been carefree years of fun, growing, and learning, to years of disease management. While she remains an active 15 year old interested and involved in dance, soccer, reading, writing, drawing, jewelry making, homework, and sleepovers, she also has a regular routine of carbohydrate counting, multiple daily blood sugar tests, infusion pump insertions, and constant guessing of how best to keep her body as close to normal as possible. As a family, they work hard to make sure diabetes never slows them down. "Tegan has become an expert at managing this disease. To me, that is both awe inspiring and tremendously sad at the same time," Brian says of Tegan. "There are no vacations, no miracle cures. Tomorrow is the same as today. Rinse, lather, repeat."

In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. The human body needs the hormone insulin to convert sugar, starches, and other food into energy needed for daily life. With the help of insulin therapy and other treatments, even young children can learn to manage their condition and live long, healthy lives. Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults. Only 5% of people with diabetes, 29.1 million nationally with 400,000 cases in Oregon, have this form of the disease. Conversely, in type 2 diabetes, your body does not use insulin properly and eventually isn't able to produce enough to keep your blood glucose (sugar) levels stable. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Before people develop type 2 diabetes, they almost always have pre-diabetes, where blood glucose (sugar) levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. In our country, over 86 million people, 1.1 million people in Oregon, have pre-diabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. One third of these people do not know they have it as there are no clear symptoms of pre-diabetes.

Before the Johnsons became involved with the Association in 2006, Tegan faced obstacles with managing her diabetes at school, often missing class time. Tegan was asked to go to the nurse's office to test her blood sugar levels and administer insulin. Through the American Diabetes Association's Safe at School program non-medical school staff, such as teachers and administrators, receive training on how to treat and assist students with diabetes, and understand the importance and urgency of proper maintenance. Tegan now manages her diabetes within the classroom and doesn't have to worry about missing class. "I did awesome in middle school, and now I continue to excel in high school. And I think I'm healthier and safer because I can test more often and not worry about missing class," says Tegan. "I pray that the cure for diabetes will happen soon. More research is needed to make that a reality. And the support the American Diabetes Association gives families like us with programs such as 'Safe at School' - these all come with a cost," adds Brian. Fundraising for the American Diabetes Association through Tour de Cure provides the Johnson family an opportunity to support and give back to the important research, programs, and education efforts of the Association from which they have so richly benefited.

Designed for anyone from the casual rider to the experienced cyclist, Tour de Cure has five routes; ranging from the 10-mile family ride to the 100-mile century. Routes feature rest stops with food to fuel the journey and volunteers to cheer riders on to the finish line party that includes food, entertainment, free massages, and activities for the whole family. Tour de Cure brings together people deeply committed to finding a cure for diabetes. This ride is not a race, and embraces the mission of the Association, not the mileage you ride. You do not have to be a cyclist to participate in Tour de Cure. A virtual rider program was established to encourage interested participants a chance to fundraise, but not ride. In addition, with over 200 volunteers needed to make Tour de Cure run smoothly, there is a way for anyone and everyone to get involved with this event.

"It will be a great day in July for a ride. Come join me, my family and friends, and let's go for a ride," says Tegan. "I will give you lots of encouragement. I know you can do it!" Brian adds, "We've been riding since 2008 and have no plans to stop, since diabetes has not left us yet." You can find and support them at www.teamtegan.com.

To register, visit diabetes.org/tourpdx or call 503-736-2770.

Tour de Cure is presented by Fred Meyer in a new two year partnership. Sponsors include Genentech, Carr Subaru, Walgreens, Regence, Columbia Sportswear, Cushman & Wakefield, Pacific Power, Spin Catering, Leatherman & Clear Channel Outdoor. Sponsors of the Red Rider program are Novo Nordisk, Sanofi and PhRMA. National sponsors include Gold's Gym, Lilly Diabetes, Primal Cycling Apparel and GoMacro.

The American Diabetes Association leads the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly
consequences and fights for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure, and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.


Attached Media Files: The Burden of Diabetes in Oregon , Tour & ADA Info Fact Sheet , Team Tegan & Her Daddy , Team Tegan & Her Daddy
NW Natural Gives Nearly $28,000 to Leading Local Environmental Stewards
NW Natural - 07/14/15
PORTLAND, Ore. - From the region's rivers to forests, NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) is helping to protect our natural treasures by giving $27,500 to five local nonprofit organizations that focus on sustainability and the environment.

"As one of our core values, environmental stewardship plays a significant role in our work," said Von Summers, community affairs manager for NW Natural. "It's a part of everything we do - from business practices to energy efficiency. These donations to leading conservation and sustainability groups help us further our commitment in this area."

This year, NW Natural shareholders are awarding grants to the following environmental organizations:

$7,500 Grant Recipient: Friends of Trees
With a mission to bring people together to plant and care for city trees and green spaces in Pacific Northwest communities, Friends of Trees has planted nearly half a million trees and native plants since 1989.

$5,000 Grant Recipient: The Freshwater Trust
The Freshwater Trust builds and implements the tools and methods that can accelerate results for freshwater ecosystems.

$5,000 Grant Recipient: SOLVE
SOLVE takes action every day to keep Oregon clean and green. Mobilizing more than 35,000 volunteers, SOLVE organizes more than 1,000 cleanup and restoration projects throughout the state.

$5,000 Grant Recipient: The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people, including approximately 30 project sites in Oregon.

$5,000 Grant Recipient: Tualatin Riverkeepers
Tualatin Riverkeepers is dedicated to holistic watershed management of the Tualatin River and its 27 creeks, which provide drinking water to nearly 400,000 homes and businesses in Washington County as well as water for industry, agriculture and a rich variety of wildlife.

These grants represent just one portion of NW Natural's commitment to giving back to the community. In fact, NW Natural shareholders donate more than $1 million each year as part of its Corporate Philanthropy Fund. In addition to environmental causes, the company gives to nonprofit organizations that help improve health and community services, education, youth services, as well as arts and culture.

About NW Natural
NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and provides natural gas service to about 707,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Oregon and Southwest Washington. It is the largest independent natural gas utility in the Pacific Northwest. Additional information is available at nwnatural.com.

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Gresham Police Report on Pedestrian Safety Mission
Gresham Police Dept - 07/14/15
Gresham, Ore -Officer with the Gresham Police Department issued 50 citations for crosswalk law infractions and another 20 citations for other offenses while conducting a Pedestrian Safety Operation on June 3, 2015 at the intersection of East Powell Blvd and NE Liberty Avenue. The primary focus of this detail was to raise pedestrian safety awareness of drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of pedestrian right-of-way laws. The detail was conducted from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.; warning signs were posted prior to entering the pedestrian safety operation zone. Education of both drivers and pedestrians are vital to keeping our roads safe.

Motorists must stop and yield to pedestrians who are waiting to cross, or are crossing the roadway. Motorists are also required to stop at all crosswalks when there is a vehicle already stopped in a lane adjacent to the lane they are traveling in. Refer to Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 811.028 Failure to stop and remain stopped for pedestrian, for specifics on the law regarding drivers and ORS Chapter 814 for laws pertaining to pedestrians.

Funding for this pedestrian safety detail was made possible through a grant from the Oregon Impact and the Oregon Department of Transportation. Additional missions will be scheduled during the summer and again in September as the new school year begins.
Rollover Crash Kills Cottage Grove Woman - Lane County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 07/14/15
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On July 13, 2015 at approximately 6:24PM, the Lane County Sheriff's Office responded to a single vehicle motor vehicle crash on Row River Road near milepost 13 in the Cottage Grove area. Troopers from the Springfield Area Command responded to assist with the collision reconstruction and subsequent investigation.

Preliminary information revealed that a 1985 GMC 1500 pickup, operated by Kyle A BOND, age 25, of Eugene, was traveling westbound on Row River Road near milepost 13. BOND had five passengers, two in the cab and three riding in the bed of the pickup.

For unknown reasons, BOND, traveled off of the roadway, and veered back onto the roadway losing control of the vehicle. The vehicle collided with a concrete barrier and overturned ejecting the three occupants in the bed of the pickup.

Amber L COBISKEY, age 20, of Cottage Grove was pronounced deceased on scene by emergency crews.

Three passengers, Tyler J STUNER, age 18, Jonathan M BELLONE, age 21, and Forest COBISKEY, 18 (all of Cottage Grove) were transported to the Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend in Springfield for serious injuries. A sixteen year old juvenile male was also a passenger and was not injured.

BOND was arrested and lodged at the Lane County Jail on the charges of Manslaughter in the Second Degree, 2 counts of Assault in the Third Degree, five counts of Reckless Endangering and DUII.

Oregon State Police was assisted by the Lane County Sheriff's Office, the Lane County District Attorney's Office and South Lane Fire and Rescue.

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it is available.


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The Grotto's Annual Blessing of the Animals (Photo)
The Grotto - 07/14/15
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Blessing of the Animals


Sunday, July 19
2 p.m.
The Grotto Plaza

Individuals of all faiths are invited to bring their companion animals, properly restrained, to The Grotto for a Blessing.

All are welcome to this free event.


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Employment in Oregon June 2015 News Release
Oregon Employment Dept. - 07/14/15
Oregon's Unemployment Rate Rises in June, Job Growth Continues


Oregon's unemployment rate was 5.5 percent in June, a slight increase from May's rate of 5.3 percent. The increase was not a surprise because one characteristic of Oregon's labor market following the Great Recession has been small increases in the unemployment rate during the summer months. Unemployment typically rises each summer as movers to Oregon, recent graduates, and students on summer break look for jobs. However, the influx of unemployed during each of the past four summers was larger than expected, which led to temporary increases in the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate. This summer could be showing a similar pattern.

Despite the slight increase in June, the unemployment rate remained significantly lower than the June 2014 rate of 7.0 percent.

Oregon's unemployment rate in June remained close to the national unemployment rate of 5.3 percent.

Oregon's labor force participation rate was 60.3 percent in June, the lowest participation rate since comparable records began in 1976. Put another way, three out of every five Oregonians, 16 years and over, are working or looking for work. Labor force participation has been falling as a larger share of the population reaches retirement age and leaves the labor force. Oregon's trend is similar to the nation's. The national labor force participation rate was 62.6 percent in June, the lowest it has been since 1977.

Oregon's payroll employment added a seasonally adjusted total of 2,300 jobs in June, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retail trade added 3,100 jobs, bouncing back from a loss of 1,400 jobs in May. The government sector added 1,800 jobs, most of which were in local government. Other industry sectors registered smaller job gains or losses, resulting in the total gain of 2,300 jobs.

Taking a longer-term view, payroll employment grew by 52,100 jobs since June 2014. The resulting over-the-year job growth rate was 3.0 percent in Oregon, much faster than the national job growth rate of 2.1 percent. Oregon's over-the-year job growth has consistently outpaced the nation since 2013.

Next Press Releases
The Oregon Employment Department plans to release the June county and metropolitan area unemployment rates on Tuesday, July 21st, and the statewide unemployment rate and employment survey data for July on Tuesday, August 18th.
Notes:
All numbers in the above narrative are seasonally adjusted except for the detailed industry employment components.

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

The Oregon Employment Department publishes payroll employment estimates that are revised quarterly by using employment counts from employer unemployment insurance tax records. All department publications use this official Oregon series data unless noted otherwise. This month's release incorporates the October, November and December 2014 tax records data. The department continues to make the original nonfarm payroll employment series available; these data are produced by the BLS.



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

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

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


Attached Media Files: 2015-07/930/86174/employment_in_Oregon_--_June_2015_--_press_release.pdf
City seeks applicants for Parking Advisory Committee vacancy
City of Vancouver - 07/14/15
Vancouver, Wash. - The City of Vancouver is seeking applicants to fill one mid-term vacancy on the Parking Advisory Committee. Applications must be received by 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 7, 2015.

To apply online, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/boards. To request an application or for more information, contact Alexis Bafus in the City Manager's Office at City Hall, P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668-1995, alexis.bafus@cityofvancouver.us or by calling 360-487-8607.

The Parking Advisory Committee is a seven-member volunteer body that advises the Vancouver City Council and City staff on parking policy and program implementation. Committee members must be either city residents or property owners, business owners, or an officer or partner in a business located in the downtown area. One member may be an employee of a downtown business.

The Parking Advisory Committee meets once a month on the fourth Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. at City Hall (415 W. 6th St.), or as scheduled, January through October. In November and December, the committee meets at 7:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at City Hall.

Visit www.cityofvancouver.us/pac to learn more about the Parking Advisory Committee, including access to past meeting minutes and agendas.

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Update with Cause - SE Portland Apartment Fire Upgraded to a 2nd-Alarm, Two Patients Transported (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 07/14/15
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UPDATE - The cause of this fire has been determined to be improperly discarded smoking material. Cigarettes are the leading cause of residential fire deaths in Oregon and these fires are preventable. Please visit our website for more safety tips: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/fire/article/387107



At 4:10 p.m. today, Portland Fire & Rescue crews were dispatched to a report of an apartment fire at 2305 SE 121st Ave. Due to heavy fire showing from the front of the building and a high rescue profile, the incident commander upgraded to a 2nd-Alarm to bring additional resources to assist with vital firefighting and rescue functions.

A total of (4) patients were treated at the scene. (2) of these patients were transported to area hospitals and were in serious condition at time of transport. One patient was rescued by firefighters and the other jumped out of a back window from the second story to escape the fire.

Multiple apartments were affected and Red Cross is assisting with displaced residents.

Fire investigators are at the apartment building and the fire cause is under investigation. The value loss is still to be determined.

SE Division St. was shut down to traffic during the fire but is now reopened.


Attached Media Files: Exterior of building 1 , Exterior of building 2 , Firefighters making entry into fire room , Exterior attack , Truck crew on roof, ventilating building , Firefighter performing patient care on rescued person
Portland Aerial Tram Now Operational
OHSU (Hospital) - 07/14/15
UPDATE: 8:20 a.m.

Service has been restored to the Portland Aerial Tram. All operations are normal.

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The Portland Aerial Tram's control system has experienced an outage. Service is currently unavailable. Efforts to resolve are currently underway. It is not known at this time when the Tram will be operational

Shuttle services are in place for those commuting from Portland's South Waterfront to Marquam Hill. Access to shuttles is available at the intersection of Moody & Gibbs.
Department of Early Learning to Issue Updated Safe Sleep Guidelines
Wash. State Dept. of Early Learning - 07/14/15
OLYMPIA, WA --The Washington State Department of Early Learning (DEL) is in the process of updating safe sleep guidelines, policies and procedures for licensors to use when licensing child care centers and family home providers.

"We are happy to revisit our current policy and procedures regarding safe sleep, and to consistently apply the most effective guidelines possible to our licensing work," said Mary Kay Quinlan, DEL's Early Learning & Child Care Statewide Licensing Administrator. "We want licensed care providers, parents and the public to have access to training and to continually practice safe sleep guidelines to promote the safety of children throughout Washington."

DEL's website was recently updated with safe sleep training modules (in both English and Spanish), and new Washington Administrative Code (WAC) sections regarding safe sleep in child care have been drafted and filed to reflect the most up-to-date guidelines for safe sleep. After public input, the new WAC regarding safe sleep should be approved by the end of the summer.

DEL's training explains the importance of protecting infants during a crucial time of their development, and also allows providers, parents and the public to learn about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and what you can do to reduce the risk of SIDS with recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics, focusing on a safe sleep environment. Resources to print out are included in these training modules.

The updated guidelines will state that infant safe sleep practices must be followed when infants are napping or sleeping. In child care (either at a center or at a family home setting), staff must do the following when practicing safe sleep in accordance with the updated WAC:
Place an infant to sleep on his or her back. If the infant has turned over while sleeping, the infant does not need to be returned to his or her back;
Not allow blankets, stuffed toys, pillows, crib bumpers and similar items in the infant sleeping equipment, or allow a blanket to cover or drape over the sleeping equipment;
Not cover an infant's head and face during sleep;
Take steps so infants do not get too warm during sleep with the infant's arms free; and
Not place the infant in another sleeping position other than on their back, or use a sleep positioning device unless required by a written directive or medical order from the infant's health care provider. This directive or medical order must be in the infant's file.

In the proposed WAC update, child care staff at a licensed facility who work with infants must complete annual safe sleep training and document this training annually. If a violation occurs, the provider must post notice of the violation in the licensed space and within five working days of receiving the notice, provide parents and guardians of the enrolled child with a letter describing the sleep violation and written information on safe sleep practices.

To read the full listing of current child care licensing requirements, visit del.wa.gov.


The Department of Early Learning was created in 2006 to help all Washington children reach their full potential. DEL oversees the state-funded preschool program, child care licensing and subsidies, early intervention services, and other initiatives and programs to support parents as children's first and most important teachers. For more information, go to www.del.wa.gov.


Attached Media Files: 2015-07/5169/86171/PR_Safe_Sleep_7-14-15_FINAL.docx
Hay Truck Fire Closes Road in McMinnville (Photo)
McMinnville Fire Dept. - 07/14/15
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On 7/13/2015 at 1751 the McMinnville Fire Department received the report of a large hay truck fire on Hill Road near Peavine. Upon arrival units found the truck blocking Hill Road and the truck and trailer fully involved . Some of the hay had fallen off of the trailer and truck into the adjoining hedge rows on either side of the street. The owner of the truck was Turley farms. Fifteen units including firefighters from McMinnville, Amity, Carlton and ODF fought the fire and were on scene until 0123 of 7/14/2015. Amity Fire Department provided fire coverage while McMinnville crews were on scene well into the next morning to assist in overhaul and road clearing.


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Portland Aerial Tram Outage
OHSU (Hospital) - 07/14/15
The Portland Aerial Tram's control system has experienced an outage. Service is currently unavailable. Efforts to resolve are currently underway. It is not known at this time when the Tram will be operational


Shuttle services are in place for those commuting from Portland's South Waterfront to Marquam Hill. Access to shuttles is available at the intersection of Moody & Gibbs.
07/13/15
Red Cross opens shelter for victims of Portland fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/13/15
Red Cross has opened a shelter for residents affected by a multi-family apartment fire that occurred Monday on the 2300 block of SE 121st Ave. in Portland. The shelter is located in the City Bible Church at 9200 NE Fremont St. in Portland. The fire affected approximately 20 adults and nine children.
Serious Injury Crash Injures Three In Malheur County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 07/13/15
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On July 13, 2015 at approximately 12:52pm, OSP Troopers responded to a head on motor vehicle crash on US 20 at milepost 240 (six miles west of Vale).

According to Lieutenant Mark Duncan, preliminary information revealed that a 2005 Chrysler Sebring was traveling eastbound on HWY 20 near milepost 240 when the operator, a seventeen year old female, of Ontario, was distracted with her vehicle's radio when entering sweeping curve.

The juvenile's vehicle crossed into the oncoming lane and struck a 2013 Volkswagon Passat head-on. The operator of the VW, Scott HENDERSON, age 56, of Waupin, WI and his passenger, Faye HENDERSON, age 54, of Waupin, WI were injured and transported to a local hospital for treatment. The juvenile driver of the Chrysler was also taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Highway 20 was closed for about two hours during the investigation. All parties are believed to be wearing their seatbelts.

OSP was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Vale Ambulance, Treasure Valley Paramedics, and the Vale Fire Department. The investigation is still continuing and more information will be releases when it is available.


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Suspect Who Stabbed a North Precinct Officer Indicted for Attempted Aggravated Murder, Other Crimes - Officer's Use of Force Justified by Grand Jury (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/13/15
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On Monday July 13, 2015, a Multnomah County Grand Jury indicted 56-year-old David James Ellis on charges of Attempted Aggravated Murder, Assault in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Ellis remains in the Multnomah County Jail after his arrest on July 6, 2015.

The Grand Jury also determined Officer Scott Konczal was justified in shooting Ellis during Ellis' attack on Officer Jose Jimenez.

This investigation started on July 5, 2015, at 1:41 a.m, when North Precinct Officers Konczal and Jimenez contacted Ellis on Northeast Sandy Boulevard at 110th Avenue, after it appeared to the officers that Ellis was trying to burglarize a police contact office, located at 11036 Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

Officer Jimenez exited the patrol car and walked behind Ellis, who was walking away westbound on Sandy Boulevard. Officer Jimenez tried to verbally engage Ellis multiple times but Ellis did not respond. Officer Konczal drove alongside Ellis and positioned the patrol car on 110th Avenue to prevent Ellis from walking away further.

At the corner of 110th and Sandy, Ellis turned towards Officer Jimenez, reached into his back pocket and retrieved a folding knife.

Officer Jimenez backed away from Ellis, trying to create distance, and fell backwards injuring his right hand and wrist.

Ellis jumped on top of Officer Jimenez, who used his left hand to cover his heart as Ellis stabbed him, injuring Officer Jimenez's left hand

Officer Konczal fired a shot, striking Ellis, who then fell onto the ground and Officers Jimenez and Konczal moved away to their patrol car and held Ellis at gunpoint until cover officers arrived and were able to take him into custody and begin providing medical aid.

Officer Jimenez was transported to a Portland hospital by ambulance where he was treated and released, pending further medical treatment.

Ellis was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to a single gunshot wound to his upper right arm. He was released on July 6 and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

As part of the standard force review process, the Portland Police Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Bureau's Review Board.

Photos: David James Ellis' booking photo, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. Suspect knife, Portland Police Bureau.

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Skeletal remains positively identified as Martha Marie Morrison. (Photo)
Clark County Public Information & Outreach - 07/13/15
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The remains of a Clark County Washington homicide victim have been identified after nearly forty-one years as Martha Marie Morrison. Identification was accomplished by DNA analysis as a result of the cooperative efforts of family, Bode Cellmark Forensics, University of North Texas, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office, Clark County Medical Examiner's Office and law enforcement agencies in three states. The remains of Martha Morrison and a second female homicide victim were discovered in October 1974. Both cases remain unsolved. The second victim was identified as Carol Platt Valenzuela. The DNA identification of Martha Morrison's remains has been reported with a greater than 99% certainty.

The case involves the recovery the skeletal remains of two female homicide victims in the Dole Valley area of Clark County. One of the victims was identified early in the investigation as Carol Platt Valenzuela. Between 1974 and 1977 the remains of the unidentified female were sent to several experts for anthropological evaluation in an attempt to establish her identity. In 1977 with no identification and all testing options at the time exhausted, the remains were archived and subsequently thought to have been lost.

In late 2011, Operations Manager Nikki Costa discovered the remains had in fact been archived under the other victim's case number. A conclusion verified by Medical Examiner Dr. Dennis Wickham and Forensic Odontologist Dr. Ben Sutter. In early 2012 a sample of the remains was submitted to Bode Cellmark Forensics in Lorton Virginia for DNA analysis, a test not available in 1974. A DNA profile was obtained and entered into CODIS, the National DNA Database for comparison with samples submitted for missing persons.

In 2012 the unidentified female was also listed in NAMUS, the National Unidentified Persons System which is a searchable database created to assist in solving cases that involve unidentified human remains. The system includes cases from throughout the United States and may be searched by demographics, physical characteristics, case numbers or other specific information. www.identifyus.org

In March of 2010 a family reference sample from Martha's half-brother was obtained by the Anchorage Police Department in Alaska and submitted to University of North Texas Center for Human Identification in Fort Worth Texas for DNA analysis. In January of 2013 a family reference sample from Martha's sister was obtained by Eugene Police Department and also submitted.

In 2012 Martha Morrison was listed in NAMUS, Missing Persons Database. This site provides an opportunity for families, law enforcement agencies and investigators to search nationwide for missing persons using a variety of powerful search features. Anyone may search the database. Anyone who knows of a missing person is strongly encouraged to search the database and confirm that the missing person has been entered. Submission of family reference samples is free and can be accomplished through local law enforcement. www.findthemissing.org

In April of 2013 an association between the remains at the Clark County Medical Examiner's Office and the family reference sample for missing person Martha Morrison was reported but the match was very weak. Both of Martha's parents were deceased making it difficult to readily obtain additional family reference samples. Willamette Valley Cancer Institute was contacted and tissue blocks from Martha's mother, Mary M. Green were located and submitted for DNA analysis. The results were consistent with the remains being Martha but still very weak and therefore inconclusive. With all other options exhausted, the last possibility for a family reference sample would be by exhumation of Martha's father.

Washington State Forensic Anthropologist Dr. Katherine Taylor and Ray Harp from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children were instrumental in the exhumation of the body of Martha's father, Albert Ray Morrison. Martha's father was buried at the East Resthaven Cemetery in Phoenix Arizona in 1976. David Rankin, Forensic Anthropologist performed the specimen recovery on June 11, 2015 at the Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office. Specimens were sent to Bode Cellmark Forensics for DNA analysis and comparison.

Bode Cellmark Forensics reported a positive identification with it being 59.7 million times more likely that the remains are Martha Morrison as compared to unrelated individuals of US Caucasian descent; with a probability of relatedness is 99.999998%.

The unsolved homicides remain under investigation by the Clark County Sheriff's Office Cold Case Unit. Special Deputy Dennis Hunter credited the identification of Martha Morrison to the remarkable persistence and perseverance of Nikki Costa, Operations Manager for the Clark County Medical Examiner's Office and the Morrison family.

It has been a longstanding priority of our Medical Examiner Dr. Dennis Wickham to establish the identity of all unidentified human remains in Clark County. He encourages everyone on his staff to pursue the facts tirelessly for the sake of all concerned.

The Cold Case Unit may be contacted through their tip line, email or mailing address.

Cold Case Tip Line: (360) 397-2036
Email: coldcase@clark.wa.gov
Mailing address: Clark County Sheriff's Cold Case Unit, P.O. Box 410, Vancouver, Washington 98666


Attached Media Files: Martha Morrison , Martha Morrison
Clackamas County Fair & Rodeo Kickoff Party (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Event Center - 07/13/15
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It's time once again for the Clackamas County Fair & Rodeo. We want to kick this year off with a big bang! The Clackamas County Fair & Canby Rodeo Kickoff Party is coming up on Saturday, August 1st in the Clackamas Corral at the Clackamas County Event Center.

The party starts at 7pm with a no-host bar. A delicious prime rib dinner will be served at 7:30pm with live music by Thin Ice starting at 8:30pm. Come join the Canby Rodeo Directors, the Rodeo Court and all the other fun folks who make the Fair and Rodeo an unbelievable experience each year!

This year's Rodeo features the NFR Barrel Man of the Year, JJ Harrison, 4-time PRCA Announcer of the year, Wayne Brooks, Cowboys from around the USA will be competing over $40,000 in prize money and much, much more. Don't miss all the fun!

Tickets are $20 and are on sale in the Fair & Event Center office or from your favorite Rodeo Director.


Attached Media Files: 2015 Fair & Rodeo Logo
Beaverton City Library Helps Kids and Teens Prepare for the New School Year (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 07/13/15
The Beaverton City Library offers many activities for kids and teens to help families prepare for the new school year. (Photo courtesy of City of Beaverton)
The Beaverton City Library offers many activities for kids and teens to help families prepare for the new school year. (Photo courtesy of City of Beaverton)
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BEAVERTON, Ore. - The Beaverton City Library has a variety of resources for students, parents, and teachers, available to use at the library or at home. Programs and materials are available to help families prepare for the first day of school or get back in the swing of things.


"The library is filled with resources for students of all ages and interests," said Abigail Elder, library director. "Our programs are designed to empower participants to approach learning with confidence and enthusiasm!"


These programs are free and open to the public. No registration is required unless noted otherwise. For more information, call 503-644-2197 or visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org.


There's still time to sign up for the Summer Reading Program, which is another great way to beat the summer slide and win prizes. Kids and teens can sign up at the library through July 20.


UPCOMING PROGRAMS AT BCL MAIN
12375 SW Fifth St.


The Alphabeticians
Wednesday, July 15 | 12:30 p.m. | Meeting Rooms A&B
Great rock 'n roll for families from Mr. Hoo and Mr. E. All ages with family.


SAT Practice Test
Saturday, July 18 | Noon-4:30 p.m. | Meeting Room A
Take a free practice test for the new SAT exam, proctored by Kaplan. To register, call 1-800-KAP TEST, or visit http://www.kaptest.com/enroll/SAT/97005/events. Grades 6-12.


Insect STEM Storytime
Monday, July 20 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Meeting Rooms A&B
Have ants in your pants? Come and learn all about insects and spiders! Ages 2-8 with family.


Lunch Lady Kids Program
Tuesday, July 21 | 3-4 p.m. | Meeting Rooms A&B
Join us to celebrate the ever heroic Lunch Lady with crafts and activities! Grades 2-5 with family.


Teen Writing Workshop
Sundays, July 26, Aug. 2 and Aug. 16 | 3-4 p.m. | Library Administrative Conference Room
Teens, come hone your writing craft in 1 or all 3 of these awesome writing workshops. Bring work to share or write something brand new! Grades 6-12.
July 26: Building a story plan
Aug. 2: Writing the story (timeline tracking and plot holes)
Aug. 16: Editing your own writing


Comics Workshop with Brad Clark
Tuesday, July 21 | 6-7 p.m. | Meeting Room A
Discover the process of creating comics. Games and activities for everyone, including writing, drawing and "inking" contests. Attendees will receive a free comic book! Cosplay attire encouraged. Grades 6-12.


UPCOMING PROGRAMS AT BCL MURRAY SCHOLLS
11200 SW Murray Scholls Place


THPRD Nature Mobile
Thursday, July 30 | 1-3 PM | Murray Scholls
Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation brings their ever-popular Nature Mobile to the library. Grades 1-5 with family.


ABOUT THE LIBRARY
The Beaverton City Library is the second-busiest library system in the state, with more than 780,000 patrons a year at its main location (12375 SW Fifth Street) and Murray Scholls branch (11200 SW Murray Scholls Place). Last year, the library received a 92 percent satisfaction rating from Beaverton residents.


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


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Learn to prune trees properly at free workshop July 18
City of Vancouver - 07/13/15
Vancouver, Wash. - Learn how to properly prune trees while keeping them strong and healthy at Vancouver Urban Forestry's TreeTalk Workshop, 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 18, at First Place Park, Southeast 16th Street and 151st Avenue. Participants will gain hands-on training in pruning young street trees for clearance and structure.

This outdoor workshop will be led by Urban Forestry arborists, who will provide proper pruning techniques and instruct attendees in methods and tips for pruning young trees.

Proper pruning can make all the difference in keeping trees healthy and preventing hazards. Trees that receive appropriate pruning while they are young require less corrective pruning as they mature.

Participants should dress for the weather. Gloves and some tools will be provided. Where possible, participants are encouraged to bring their own bypass hand pruners.

TreeTalk is a series of free, all-about-trees, educational workshops presented by Vancouver Urban Forestry, a division of the Department of Public Works.

To ensure your place at the TreeTalk Workshop, register in advance by calling 360-487-8308 or emailing urbanforestry@cityofvancouver.us. For more information, please visit www.cityofvancouver.us/urbanforestry.

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Gang Enforcement Team Officers Arrest 46-Year-Old Man Armed with a Gun, Wearing Bulletproof Vest (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/13/15
On Saturday July 11, 2015, at 7:53 p.m., Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers conducted a traffic stop at Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Going Street.

Officers contacted the driver of the white 1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 46-year-old Billy Troy Ballastressi, and determined that he was wearing a bulletproof vest.

Officers arrested Ballastressi and determined that he also was in possession of a gun, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine.

Ballastressi was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of Body Armor, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Methamphetamine, Manufacturing Cocaine, Delivery of Cocaine, and Possession of Cocaine.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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 anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com 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.

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Vancouver Chamber Launches Brand New Month-Long Workshop Series (Photo)
Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce - 07/13/15
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(VANCOUVER, Wash.) - On Monday, July 13th registration officially opens for the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce's (GVCC) brand-new eight-part Fall 2015 [Small Business] Workshop Series. This workshop series will kick off on Tuesday, September 1st with "Market Intelligence" taught by Jennifer Hauan of the Vancouver Community Library. Workshops will run every Tuesday and Thursday at the chamber through the month of September. The classes are $10/person for GVCC and Columbia Credit Union Members; $25 for non-members. The general public is encouraged to attend. The presenting sponsor is Columbia Credit Union. Register at http://www.vancouverusa.com/pages/WorkshopsTrainings.

The GVCC's 2015 Fall [Small Business] Workshop Series Class list:
Tuesday, September 1st workshop: Market Intelligence by Jennifer Hauan of the Vancouver Community Library
Thursday, September 3rd workshop: Earned Media by Gordon Oliver, Business Editor of the Columbian
Tuesday, September 8th workshop: Crowd Funding by Nolan Hoshino of High Five Media and Dan Wyatt of the Kiggins Theater
Tuesday, September 15th workshop: Cloud Technology for Small Businesses by Professor Michael Curry of WSU-Vancouver's Carson College of Business
Thursday, September 17th workshop: Mobile Interfacing by Kevin Getch of Webfor
Tuesday, September 22nd workshop: Legal Pitfalls for Small Business by Don Russo and Matt Bisturis of Schwabe Williamson and Wyatt
Thursday, September 24th workshop: Apps for Business 101 by Dr. Dene Grigar, Director of WSU-Vancouver's Digital Technology and Culture program.
Tuesday, September 29th workshop: Motivating Low Performers by Dave McNamee of the Foundation for Leaders

"This workshop series will work to answer some of the needs of the Chamber's 1,200 businesses in Southwest Washington," explained Chandra Chase the GVCC's Programs and Communications Director, "We are routinely asked about alternative funding options and technology. We have three workshops focusing on technology needs: iCloud Technology, Mobile Interfacing and Apps 101 for Business."

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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Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Location for Summer Youth Heritage Program
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - 07/13/15
Seattle, Washington: The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation is pleased to announce their fourth annual youth heritage event will take place at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, July 15-18, 2015. Discover Washington: Youth Heritage Project will host 40 high school students and eight teachers and mentors, representing over 20 communities from throughout the state, including Bellevue, Cowiche, Des Moines, Ellensburg, Federal Way, Issaquah, Longview, Oak Harbor, Olympia, Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Puyallup, Renton, Richland, Ridgefield, Seattle, Selah, Silverdale, Snohomish, Vancouver, as well as three communities in Oregon: Beaverton, Oregon City, and Portland.

Through our partnership with the National Park Service and the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, we are able to again offer Discover Washington: Youth Heritage Project to students in the region. This year's program will explore the prehistory and early settlement of the American West, the role archaeology plays for interpreting history, and the strategy of reconstruction as a method of historic preservation. Participants will tour Fort Vancouver, visit an active archaeological dig, experience living history demonstrations, learn about maintaining cultural landscapes, and engage in a variety of activities designed to help them develop their own ideas on successful historic preservation strategies. Throughout the week, students will focus on the array of data and information collected through archaeological investigation and will consider the multiple layers this data adds to our understanding of history.

Superintendent Tracy Fortmann noted, "The National Park Service is on the cusp of its 100th anniversary and so it is an honor for us here at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site to be part of this extraordinary partnership which brings bright, creative, thoughtful high school students from throughout Washington and Oregon to connect with their national park. " She also shared that, "This program speaks to the National Park Service's Centennial Call to Action to create a new generation of citizen scientists and future stewards of our parks by conducting fun, engaging, and educational biodiversity discovery activities. Bringing young people together to address issues in innovative ways is highly rewarding and we are so pleased that they will be here sharing their thoughts and ideas with us and the community!"

The archaeology component of YHP this year is also designed to introduce students to a broader scope of cultural resources. In addition to examining Fort Vancouver, participants will visit a reconstructed Chinookan plankhouse near the Cathlapotle archaeological site. YHP will engage members of the Chinook Indian Nation to help our program address the complexity of preservation from the tribe's standpoint as we visit the reconstructed plankhouse, learn of the pre-contact history of the Vancouver area, and discover how the plankhouse integrates into present-day Chinookan culture through community events.

The culminating event of the four-day field school is a Town Hall meeting, where students will present the results of their project-based activities. Members of the media and public are invited to attend the Town Hall, held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 18 in the Columbia Room at the Vancouver Community Library in downtown Vancouver, Washington. A trio of distinguished panelists will provide feedback to the students.

"The goal of the program is to instill the next generation of leaders with a sense of our region's unique story and significant role in our nation's history," says Chris Moore, Executive Director of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation. "We are thrilled so many students are interested in gaining hands-on experience to understand how history is represented and interpreted."

The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation would like to especially thank the staff and volunteers from Fort Vancouver National Historic Site for their planning and operating partnership, as well as the National Park Service and the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation for their significant financial and programmatic support. Because of these partnerships, we are able to offer this enriching program at no cost to students and teachers.

Discover Washington: Youth Heritage Project works to achieve four primary objectives: connect teachers and youth to historic places and landscapes; engage students in historic preservation and conservation activities; expand tools to support teachers' educational efforts around the built and natural environments; and excite the next generation of advocates and stewards of our natural and historic resources.

Mission of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, an independent, non-profit organization, is dedicated to saving the places that matter in Washington State and promoting sustainable and economically viable communities through historic preservation. The Trust helps make local preservation work and builds an ethic that preserves Washington's historic places through advocacy, education, collaboration and stewardship. Founded in 1976, the Washington Trust addresses its mission through the annual Most Endangered Historic Properties List, educational tours of its landmark headquarters, the Stimson-Green Mansion in Seattle, conferences and training workshops, a quarterly members' newsletter, a small grants fund, and action on legislation and public policy. Visit the Trust website at www.preservewa.org for more information.
Corrections Officers and Deputies to Graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy
Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 07/13/15
The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST)is pleased to announce the graduation of Basic Corrections Local #BCL019 on Friday July 24, 2015 at the Oregon Public Safety Academy, 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon. The event will begin at 11 am with a reception to follow after the ceremony.

All family and friends of students, supervisors, department heads and city and county officials are welcome to attend.

# Officers and Deputies in Basic Corrections Class #

Deputy Sheriff Tori Amundson
Washington County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Christopher Anderson
Umatilla County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Lonie Brown
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Zachary Childers
Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Curran Deede
Marion County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Jeffrey Dukleth
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Raykeem Eason
Linn County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Michael Frieze
Marion County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Christopher Gardner
Lane County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Josh Griffith
Malheur County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Semaj Harris
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Joshua Heldt
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Matthew Hitson
Lane County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Kyle Holmes
Lane County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Nathaniel Holte
Washington County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Ianos
Washington County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Alex Jarmer
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Kinsey Kaylor
Lane County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Drew Lay
Lane County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Benjamin Lefever
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Seth Lewis
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Kaylin Marron
Washington County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Christopher McCune
Washington County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Elizabeth Norvald
Columbia County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Charles Patton
Josephine County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Michael Pfeiff
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Marco Reyes
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Cory Schindler
Northern Oregon Correctional Facility

Deputy Sheriff Kurt Simmons
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Denver Spears
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Daniel Szarowski
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Corrections Officer Daisy Thomas
Warm Springs Police Department

Deputy Sheriff Sara Tolley
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Juan Valdez
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Michelle Vandenburg
Columbia County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Randy Vergeson
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Branden Walton
Lane County Sheriff's Office

Corrections Officer Ross Williams
Springfield Police Department

Deputy Sheriff Naomi Wishart
Lane County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Jeffrey Woods
Deschutes County Sheriff's Office


## Background Information on the DPSST ##

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Chief Kent Barker of the City of Tualatin Police Department serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers.

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board.
OHA issues advisory for soft-shell clams along Oregon Coast
Oregon Health Authority - 07/13/15
EDITORS: Oregon Public Health Division staff members will be available for interviews from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. TODAY (July 13) in Room 1-A (first floor), Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon St.

July 13, 2015

Media contact: Jonathan Modie, 971-246-9139, PHD.Communications@state.or.us

OHA issues advisory for soft-shell clams along Oregon Coast
Removing skin from clam's siphon dramatically reduces arsenic levels, public health officials say

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is issuing a health advisory for the length of the Oregon Coast for soft-shell clams because they contain high levels of naturally occurring arsenic.

The advisory is most important for people who dig their own clams and target the specific species Mya arenaria, since these clams are not commercially available in markets or restaurants.

The advisory, issued today by the OHA Public Health Division, recommends removing the skin from the siphon, or "neck," of soft-shell clams before eating them. Soft-shell clams are found primarily in estuary and intertidal regions of the Oregon coast. This advisory stems from tests the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) performed on a variety of shellfish species collected along the Oregon coast as part of its Water Quality Toxics Monitoring Program.

DEQ's tests found that when analyzed whole without the shell, soft-shell clams contained unusually high levels of inorganic arsenic. Most of the arsenic was concentrated in the skin covering the clam's siphon. Researchers found that by removing the skin covering the siphon before eating, the arsenic can be greatly reduced, to levels that are not harmful.

Arsenic levels varied along the Oregon coast: Clams on the north coast had the most arsenic; clams on the south coast had the least arsenic; clams on the central coast were in between.

Those planning to eat soft-shell clams with siphon skins intact should review the OHA's recommended meal limits, which are available at www.healthoregon.org/fishadv.

The advisory does not include other species of shellfish. In addition to soft-shell clams, DEQ tested Olympia oysters (a native species of oyster), California mussels, and purple varnish clams, and determined these species are not of concern. The tests looked for a wide range of potential contaminants, including other metals such as cadmium, mercury, and selenium; chlorinated pesticides like DDT and chlordane; polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs); dioxins and furans; tributyl tin; and brominated flame retardants (polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs). None of these other contaminants were present at high enough concentrations to pose a public health risk.

Public health officials say that since the arsenic contaminating the clams is naturally occurring, the advisory is likely to be permanent.

By issuing the advisory, health officials hope to increase the public's awareness of shellfish species to be avoided, those to keep eating, and ways to reduce exposure to known contaminants when possible. While it is important for people to know about contaminants in shellfish, it is equally important to keep shellfish on the table. Health officials continue to encourage everyone to eat a variety of shellfish as part of a healthy diet.

OHA officials emphasize the advisory is about encouraging people to be cautious about certain kinds of shellfish, not all types of shellfish, and to prepare them correctly.

"Because eating shellfish and other aquatic species can be an important part of a healthy diet, we want people to continue eating shellfish," said toxicologist David Farrer, Ph.D., of OHA's Public Health Division. "If they plan to consume soft-shell clams, we just recommend they remove the siphon skin before eating them."

To learn more online about why fish is good for you and get information about fish consumption advisories in Oregon, visit www.healthoregon.org/fishadv.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Glenfair Neighborhood - No Known Injuries
Portland Police Bureau - 07/13/15
On Monday July 13, 2015, at 12:55 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of multiple gunshots heard from the Red Rose Manor Apartments, located at 426 Northeast 160th Avenue.

Several officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire and damage to the apartment complex. No gunshot victims have been located or have arrived at any area hospitals.

Officers spoke with witnesses who told police that four males ran from the scene immediately after the shots were fired at the complex.

Based on preliminary information gathered at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team (GET) is responding to conduct an investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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 anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com 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.

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Dundee Couple Charged In Riteway Meat Company Closure
Yamhill Co. District Attorney's Office - 07/13/15
To Media
From: Yamhill County District Attorney and the Newberg Dundee Police Department

Dundee Couple Charged In Riteway Meat Company Closure

On Friday, July 10, 2015, Newberg Dundee Police Officer and lead investigator Ryan Simmons, charged Jeffry Payne (DOB: 12-1-55) and Sharon Payne (DOB:5-9-59) with six counts each of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree. The Payne's charges arise from the destruction of customer's meat given to them for processing.

Jeffry and Sharon Payne, for over 20 years, operated Riteway Meats in Dundee, OR. They experienced significant financial difficulties in 2012, but continued to operate the business. In late 2014, they continued to received customer meat for processing, even after becoming aware that they could neither store nor appropriately and safely process the meat.

The Newberg Dundee Police Department received many complaints related to the business. The six charges specifically relate to six different victims and the destruction of over 10,000 pounds of meat carcasses given to the Paynes for processing in November and December of 2014.

Jeffry and Sharon Payne have been cited to appear on the charges in the Yamhill County Circuit Court on July 17, 2015 at 1:30pm.
Ridgefield High School's English and Art classes team up to create an illustrated essay compilation (Photo)
Ridgefield Sch. Dist. - 07/13/15
Art students used symbols to represent the ideas presented in the essays
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Monday, July 13, 2015-Ridgefield, WA-Ridgefield High School students joined forces in a cross-curriculum project where essays written by Language Arts students inspired students in Illustrations Class to create artwork based on their counterparts' written content. Jill Uhacz, Language Arts teacher, and Tamara Hoodenpyl, Illustrations teacher, developed the project jointly with the goal to have students' work from one class inspire the work of students in another.

Language Arts

In Language Arts, sophomores studied the concepts of the American Dream including reading the book "Of Mice Men," reviewing various pieces of nonfiction, and reading this year's State of the Union Address by President Obama. "I asked the students to consider what they personally believe and what values they will take with them when they leave high school," said Uhacz.

Following their studies, the students wrote essays for National Public Radio's "This I Believe" contest, a nationwide contest encouraging high school students to explore their own belief systems. Essay topics ranged widely including ideas such as disliking the way cable news coverage dramatizes different events; adopted students who never met their parents; and students speaking of faith and what faith means to them. "I wrote about how I believe in faith and how everything will get better no matter the situation," said Dominic Bright, a sophomore. "When I grew up, I had problems with my dad and I used dance as a coping mechanism; the most challenging part of writing the paper was talking about my dad and my life without him."

Autumn Bochart, a sophomore, looked at the symbolism of superheroes in American culture. "I understand the terrible things happening in the world, but I think superheroes represent the good in people," she said. "It's the little actions people take in everyday life that can make the world good."

After students wrote their essays, they exchanged them with one another to read, and used markers to write keywords they found in each other's essays onto butcher paper Uhacz hung around the classroom. "These essays represent very personal statements of what the students believe and why they believe what they do," said Uhacz. "It's incredibly important for students to be able to articulate their beliefs in this way."

The act of writing and reading the essays inspired the students. "The Language Arts classes decided they wanted to create a book compiling their essays," said Uhacz. "I came up with the idea of inviting Ms. Hoodenpyl's Illustrations Class to submit different cover ideas and having the students vote on their favorite."

Illustrations Class

Students in Hoodenpyl's Illustrations Class read all of the student essays from Uhacz's Language Arts classes. Then, the art students used the butcher paper brainstorms from the Language Arts classes to come up with inspiration for their illustrations. "As a class, we discussed how to illustrate concepts as a 'big picture,'" said Hoodenpyl. "As we worked our way through the essays, we realized the project would be a lot more challenging than we initially thought."

In order to properly demonstrate the ideals presented in the student essays, the art students studied the idea of symbols and using illustrations to depict large concepts. In addition to reading the essays, the Language Arts students provided the Illustrations students with reference points and lists of expectations for their drawings in much the same way a client would provide guidelines to a hired artist.

The art students greatly enjoyed the project. "This project is particularly cool because cross-curriculum collaboration is not typically done in high school," said Isabel Mocca, a sophomore in Illustration class.

The End Result

Both teachers viewed the final product, a book compiling over 90 essays and illustrations, as a huge success. Students from both classes pointed to their teachers as the key for the success of the project. Students in the Illustrations class were motivated by the freedom of creativity offered by Ms. Hoodenpyl. "She is just awesome and super-cool," said Mocca. "She really encourages students to find and explore their own personal inspiration."

In Language Arts, students appreciate the way Mrs. Uhacz encourages a warm learning environment. "Mrs. Uhacz teaches and treats the class like a family," said Bright. "In addition, she uses humor to make the class more engaging." Bochart agreed, "Mrs. Uhacz is always energetic and excited to teach us which really motivates the class to work hard."

"All of the essays were so different from each other but all revolved around the same theme," said Uhacz. "It was wonderful to see how the students from all classes really came together to embrace the project."

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UPDATE: Kenneth Hicks Sentenced in 1982 Homicide of Lori Billingsley (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/13/15
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July 13, 2015--This morning, Judge Thomas Kohl sentenced Kenneth Lee Hicks to life in prison for the 1982 homicide of Lori Billingsley in Aloha. This is believed to be the oldest case prosecuted in Washington County.


The trial began on June 16, 2015 and concluded on July 2, 2015 with a verdict of guilty on two counts of Aggravated Murder after five hours of jury deliberation. Senior Deputy District Attorney Bracken McKey and Deputy District Attorney Jason Weiner prosecuted the case.

ORIGINAL RELEASE BELOW:

February 28, 2013--Washington Sheriff's Detectives arrested a man and charged him with the 1982 homicide of 17-year-old, Lori Billingsley.

Washington County Sheriff's Detectives arrested Kenneth Lee Hicks, 49, from Saint Helens. He was charged with the 1982 murder of Lori Billingsley.

On October 10, 1982, Lori Billingsley's body was found in a drainage ditch on SW Miller Hill Road south of SW Farmington Road in the community of Aloha. It was determined that Ms. Billingsley was sexually assaulted and murdered.

Washington County Detectives tenaciously worked the case for over a year until all leads were exhausted. Kenneth Hicks (19 at the time) was identified as a potential suspect but there was not enough evidence to charge him with the murder. Sheriff's Detective Jim Welch was the lead investigator assigned to the case in 1982. Detective Welch (deceased) completed a very comprehensive investigation that would prove to be invaluable to investigators decades later. While there was evidence collected, Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) testing did not yet exist.

In the early 1990's, DNA was beginning to be recognized as a valuable investigative tool to aid in the identification and elimination of subjects connected to a crime. In 1991, Sheriff's Detectives submitted evidence from the Billingsley homicide to the Oregon State Police (OSP) Crime Lab for DNA analysis. No profile was identified.

In 2010, DNA technology had advanced to allow testing of small or degraded samples of evidence that were previously unable to be tested. In 2010, Sheriff's Detectives again submitted evidence from the Billingsley homicide to the OSP Crime Lab for DNA analysis. A DNA profile was identified but didn't match any people currently in the DNA database.

In April of 2010, Detective Mike O'Connell retired from the Washington County Sheriff's Office after 30 years of service. Detective O'Connell served in the Investigations Division for 23 years before his retirement. Detective O'Connell began as a Washington County Deputy Sheriff two years prior to the Billingsley homicide. In December 2010, Detective O'Connell returned part time to the Sheriff's Office dedicated to solving cold cases. He began working the Billingsley homicide, supported by the Sheriff's Violent Crimes Unit.

Detective O'Connell served a search warrant to seize Kenneth Hicks's DNA. Kenneth Hick's DNA sample was sent to the OSP Crime Lab. The DNA profile from the Billingsley homicide was a positive match for Kenneth Hicks's DNA profile.

On February 26, 2013 a Washington County Grand Jury indicted Kenneth Hicks with two counts of Aggravated Murder. District Attorney Robert Hermann was assigned to the original case in 1982 and is currently prosecuting the case on behalf of Washington County.

On February 27, 2013, at about 4:15 a.m., Kenneth Hicks was arrested and lodged in the Washington County Jail. He is held without bail and charged with two counts of Aggravated Murder.

Detectives are seeking the public's help regarding this case. If you have any information, please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at (503) 846-2500.


Attached Media Files: Kenneth Hicks Leaving Courtroom Today
Daniel Gillispie arrested in the Murder of Alexander Mosbey (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/13/15
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Since the June 20th death of Alexander Mosbey detectives with the Clackamas County Sheriff Homicide and Violent Crimes Unit, Oregon State Police, and the Clackamas County Major Crimes Team have worked tirelessly to bring the person or persons to justice who murdered Mr. Mosbey.

On Thursday, July 9th, 2015 a warrant was issued for the arrest of Daniel Ryan Gillispie, age 29 for the murder of Mr. Mosbey. At the time the warrant was issued, Mr. Gillispie was already in custody at the Clark County Washington jail on a matter not believed to be related to the murder in Clackamas County. Mr. Gillispie is believed to be a resident of Oregon City.

The cause of death was previously reported to be homicidal violence and can now be expanded to include the information that Mr. Mosbey was stabbed with a knife. The victim and Mr. Gillispie were acquaintances.

It is not yet known when Mr. Gillispie will be transported to Oregon.

This case has been submitted to the Clackamas County District Attorney.

Detectives are continuing their investigation and additional arrests are possible.

If there are questions please contact Sergeant Kraus via email.


UPDATE -- CRIME STOPPERS $1k REWARD OFFERED

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is now offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in the homicide of Alexander Mosbey. Details can be found here: http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/crime-stoppers-featured-case-15-24-milwaukie-homicide/

You can leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php , or 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.
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EARLIER: June 22nd, 2015 3:27 PM

Detectives with the Clackamas County Sheriff Homicide and Violent Crimes Unit and the Clackamas County Interagency Major Crimes Team continue to make contacts, gather evidence, and follow up on leads related to the homicide of Alexander Mosbey.

One of the challenges in this case is the location where the homicide occurred, 14010 SE Briggs Street in unincorporated Milwaukie. It appears that in the last few years the house has descended into disrepair and there has been a large volume of persons living at the home and in the yard of the home. In 2015 the Clackamas County Sheriff has responded to 12 calls for service at that location including drug complaints, noise complaints, and vehicle related complaints. In 2014 the number of calls was 9. In prior years the numbers have been similar. There are dozens of people associated with the address in recent years.

Detectives are requesting persons who have lived at the house or otherwise have information about the persons who are associated with the residence contact the tip line so that they can be contacted by detectives.
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EARLIER: June 21st, 2015 2:04 PM

The victim in this homicide has been identified as:

Mosbey, Alexander Lee
Age 26
No permanent address

Attached photo is from most recent booking on 6-18-15.
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EARLIER: June 21st, 2015 7:46 AM


On 6-20-15 at about 9:45 pm a person called 911 advising of a death at a residence in the 14000 block of Briggs St in Milwaukie.

Clackamas County Sheriff patrol units respond to the home, which they were able to identify with the information provided by the caller. The deputies discovered a deceased 25 year old male with significant indicators that the death was from homicidal violence.

Homicide and Violent Crime Unit detectives and the Clackamas County Medical Examiner responded to investigate and have now been joined by units from the Clackamas County Interagency Major Crimes Team.

Detectives have tentatively identified the victim, but withholding the name pending confirmation by the medical examiner and notification of family members.

Investigators are currently executing a search warrant for at the residence.

Additional information would aid in propelling this investigation forward. We are requesting the assistance of any members of the public who might have information regarding this homicide by calling the Sheriff's Office Tip Line at (503) 723-4949 or filling out the e-mail form that can be found at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp


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Man in Mental Health Crisis Struggles with Sergeant on Freeway - Taken to Hospital for Mental Health Evaluation (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/13/15
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On Monday July 13, 2015, at 10:04 a.m., a Central Precinct Sergeant stopped on I-5 southbound near the Multnomah Boulevard exit to check the welfare of an adult male walking on the freeway.

Upon making contact with the man, the man climbed into the passenger side of the patrol car and would not get out. The sergeant, who was initially seated in the car, got out and was able to get the man out of the vehicle but the man climbed back inside. The sergeant got him out a second time but the man began to fight with the sergeant, who called for cover officers to immediately respond.

Several passersby stopped to help the sergeant get control of the man and take him into custody.

After getting him into custody, officers believed the man was in a mental health crisis and possibly under the influence of intoxicants. He was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for a mental health evaluation. Criminal charges may follow his release from the hospital.

The man, who has not been identified, was not injured during the struggle. The sergeant suffered superficial injuries that did not require any medical treatment.

Traffic on I-5 southbound was temporarily impacted by the police activity.

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 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Information about the Portland Police Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) and additional resources can be found by visiting http://portlandoregon.gov/police/bhu

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44-Year-Old Man in Mental Health Crisis Taken to Hospital After Firing His Gun in Home (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/13/15
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On Monday July 13, 2015, at 8:53 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 9800 block of North Clarendon Avenue on the report of several gunshots heard inside a home. The caller reported that there was loud music coming from the home all morning and the resident had a history of mental health issues.

Several officers responded to the area and established containment around the home. Officers at the scene contacted Project Respond and the Portland Police Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) to assist with the call.

At approximately 9:45 a.m., the 44-year-old male resident of the home came outside of his own volition and was taken into custody without incident.

The man directed officers to several firearms in the home, which were taken as evidence.

The man was taken to a Portland hospital on a hold for a mental health evaluation.

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 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Information about the Portland Police Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) and additional resources can be found by visiting http://portlandoregon.gov/police/bhu

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Congressman Blumenauer Welcomes New Senior Housing (Photo)
REACH Community Development - 07/13/15
REACH CDC - Gilman Court
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REACH opens 60 new affordable homes in the Gateway Urban Renewal District

PORTLAND, Ore. - June 13, 2015 - REACH CDC is proud to welcome Congresswoman Earl Blumenauer to celebrate the grand opening of Gilman Court, a new transit-oriented development located in Portland's Gateway Urban Renewal District less than a third of a mile from the MAX light rail. It includes unique options for seniors to access Ride Connection on-site providing door-to-door transportation options. The celebration takes place on Monday, July 20th from 3:00 to 4:30 pm at 610 NE 99th Ave., Portland, Oregon (parking at Elks Lodge on 711 NE 100th Ave and surrounding streets) In addition to keynote Blumenauer, REACH will welcome City Commissioner Dan Saltzman and Bank of America Merrill Lynch President Roger Hinshaw.

"Organizations like REACH are essential to providing innovative solutions for affordable housing. Gilman Court is good for our region and will address the housing needs of those who need it most. I hope we can continue to see partnerships such as this flourish to meet our housing demand," says Congressman Blumenauer.

Gilman Court is the second phase of a unique two-phase development and addresses the rapidly growing shortage of affordable housing in the Portland metropolitan region. Gilman Court is owned and was developed by REACH. It includes a 60-unit residential building for seniors earning 30-60% of area Median Family Income (MFI), or $15,000-$30,000 for a single-person household. All 60 one-bdrm apartments have rents ranging from $605 (56 units @ 60% MFI) to $325 (4 units @ 30% MFI). REACH is providing all Property Management services to the residential buildings while Human Solutions, developer on Glisan Commons (Phase I) is providing all Residential Services. Gilman Court is nearly leased up. Amenities included generous outdoor spaces, patios, community courtyard, and features to aid seniors to "age in place." Green features include Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification, water conservation features, garden boxes, and participation in the "Green Streets" Program (bio swales installed to treat storm water runoff). Glisan Commons (Phase I) was developed by Human Solutions and opened in February 2014. It includes 67 units of workforce housing available to those earning 30-60% of area MFI. The building also includes 16,000 square feet of commercial space to be owned and operated by Ride Connection, a transportation service provider catering to seniors and people with disabilities.

Gilman Court has been named after REACH's founding Executive Director Dennis Gilman (1948-2001), born and raised in Salem, OR. Dennis held a passion for building strong communities and was responsible for some of REACH's early projects. He also helped to develop the Oak Street Rowhouses whose passive solar energy flooring drew the attention of President Jimmy Carter in 1981. In 1986, he was awarded the "Spirit of Portland Award" for Volunteer of the Year. He was a loving and devoted family man and lived a life dedicated to the ideals of community, equality and preservation of the environment.

The development team included REACH CDC, Carleton Hart Architects, the Housing Development Center and R & H/Colas Construction. Funding partners included Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Enterprise Community Partners, Network for Oregon Affordable Housing (NOAH), Oregon Housing and Community Services, and the Portland Housing Bureau.

About REACH CDC
For 33 years, REACH has built innovative and affordable housing for low-income families and individuals in Oregon and Washington. REACH develops and manages affordable housing and provides supportive services to residents, as well as free home repairs to senior homeowners. Today, REACH's portfolio includes 2,073 units of single family homes, apartment buildings, and mixed-use developments. REACH has won numerous state and national awards for its creative approach to building healthy communities and its innovative housing projects. More information at http://reachcdc.org.


Attached Media Files: REACH CDC - Gilman Court , REACH CDC - Gilman Court
Nature of the Northwest closes its doors: Last-chance 40 percent off sale this Friday (Photo)
Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries - 07/13/15
Nature of the Northwest's inventory of books, maps, guides and more will be 40 percent off for one day only on Friday, July 17.
Nature of the Northwest's inventory of books, maps, guides and more will be 40 percent off for one day only on Friday, July 17.
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PORTLAND, Ore.-The Nature of the Northwest Information Center is closing its doors.

A one-day last-chance sale will be held on Friday, July 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the store, 800 NE Oregon St., Portland, Suite 965. All items - maps, books, posters and more - will be 40 percent off on Friday.

Nature of the Northwest opened in 1992, offering resources for geologic adventure and outdoor recreation in the Pacific Northwest. The store also served as the outlet for Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) scientific data and publications, which will soon be available for free download at www.OregonGeology.org.

The store will be closed on Thursday, July 16 in preparation for the sale.

For more information, contact Nature of the Northwest at (971) 673-2331 or info@naturenw.org.


Attached Media Files: Nature of the Northwest's inventory of books, maps, guides and more will be 40 percent off for one day only on Friday, July 17.
UPDATE #4 - East Precinct Officers Respond to Shooting
Portland Police Bureau - 07/13/15
The victim in Sunday afternoon's shooting is 19-year-old Anthony Quincey Jackson Jr. He remains in critical condition with life-threatening injuries at a Portland hospital.

This in an ongoing investigation and there have been no arrests in the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Mark Sponhauer at 503-823-0416, or mark.sponhauer@portlandoregon.gov.

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###UPDATE###

The investigation into this incident continues. Today, July 12, 2015, at 3:24 p.m., officers from East Precinct were patrolling in the area of S.E. 137th and S.E. Powell Blvd. when they heard multiple gunshots. The officers responded to the 13746 S.E. Powell Blvd. and located a 19-year-old male suffering from life-threatening gunshot wounds. Officers were able to secure the area and obtain medical attention for the victim, who was transported to an area hospital.

Detectives have responded to the scene and are investigating the incident. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Detective Mark Sponhauer at 503-823-0416 or email at Mark.Sponhauer@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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 anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com 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.

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###UPDATE###

The PIO will be providing a statement at 7:15 p.m. Please be at S.E. 138th and S.E. Powell Blvd. on the north side of Powell. Best access is via S.E. 138th Avenue.

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###UPDATE###

Officers have secured the scene and the victim in this incident has been transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. The incident began with a officers receiving a call to the Shalamar Apartments located in the 13700 Block of S.E. Powell Blvd. Officers were able to locate the victim, an unknown age male, and obtain him medical care. The victim had suffered at least one gunshot wound.

Officers have established a crime scene in the area and have blocked S.E. Powell Blvd from S.E. 136th Avenue to S.E. 140th Avenue.

The investigation is ongoing and detectives are responding. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division at 503-823-0400.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

Today, July 12, 2015 at 3:24 p.m., East Precinct officers received a call of shooting in the 13700 Block of S.E. Powell Blvd. Officers have arrived in the area, located a victim and are getting the subject medical attention.

The incident is ongoing and updates will follow as more information becomes available.

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Historic Cemeteries Commission meets July 17 in Bend
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 07/13/15
The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries will meet at 1 p.m. July 17 at the Des Chutes Historical Museum, 129 NW Idaho Ave. Agenda items will include grant reports, current projects and upcoming plans. The commission will invite public comments. For information visit the historic cemeteries page of www.oregonheritage.org.

This meeting is in conjunction with the historic cemetery and marker repair workshop July 18. All of the events are free and open to the public. The workshop will be from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Tumalo Pioneer Cemetery, about 1.8 miles north of Tumalo on the Cline Falls Highway. The free workshop will address marker assessment, cleaning, leveling and repair.

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

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DUII Patrols Continue in Gladstone
Gladstone Police - 07/13/15
On June 11, 2015 the Gladstone Police conducted a special patrol watching for impaired drivers, with a total of ten warnings and citations issued. An additional patrol took place on July 4, 2015 with seven warnings and citations issued. Motorists are urged to plan for safety during vacations and recreational events by using a designated driver. Also remember to wear seatbelts, keep children safely buckled into car seats and don't text and drive.
Oregon Department of Forestry Fire Update - Monday, July 13, 2015
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/13/15
This is the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Fire Update for Monday, July 13, 2015.

No fires 10 acres or larger were reported starting on ODF-protected forestlands in the past 72 hours.

FIRES ON ODF-PROTECTED LANDS
(Final Report): Northeast Oregon District - Pendleton Unit: The lightning-caused Table Rock Fire, which started on July 9 and burned in grass and brush on ODF-protected lands approximately 8 miles northeast of Pilot Rock, was reported as 100 percent contained at 218 acres on Friday afternoon, July 13. More information: http://bluemountainfireinfo.blogspot.com.

(Final Report): North Cascade District - Santiam Unit: The Niagara Fire, reported on July 4 burning on state forestlands adjacent to Highway 22 near Big Cliff Dam, is now 100 percent contained at approximately 79 acres and in full mop-up. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. More information: http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/.

FIRE STATISTICS
Fire statistics are for the current year and the average over the past 10 years for the 16 million acres of private and public forestlands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry.

January 1, 2015 through July 13, 2015:
Lightning-caused fires: 158 fires burned 1,129 acres
Human-caused fires: 342 fires burned 707 acres
Total: 500 fires burned 1,836 acres

10-year average (January 1 through July 13):
Lightning-caused fires: 69 fires burned 839 acres
Human-caused fires: 237 fires burned 1,809 acres
Total: 306 fires burned 2,648 acres

Fire statistics can be accessed any time from the ODF website.

When personnel are heavily engaged in firefighting activities, the latest information may not always appear in the statistics.

NEWS MEDIA
News media may contact the Fire Information Duty Officer, who is currently Jeri Chase, 503-945-7201 (office), 503-931-2721 (mobile), or Jeri.Chase@Oregon.gov, any time for fire information. If the duty officer is unable to take your call, you can expect a prompt return call. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.

ABOUT THIS UPDATE
This update provides information primarily about fires on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands involving fires 10 acres or larger. ODF proves fire protection on some other lands, including U.S. Bureau of Land Management land in western Oregon.

The Oregon Department of Forestry works closely with neighbors and partner agencies to support the firefighting effort on major fires outside its authority because sharing firefighting resources can help better protect all of Oregon's forests.

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Jeri Chase, ODF PIO
PH: 503-945-7201
Cell: 503-931-2721
jeri.chase@Oregon.gov
Crooked River National Grassland sites listed in National Register of Historic Places (Photo)
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 07/13/15
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Two abandoned homesteads that are now part of the Crooked River National Grassland in Jefferson County are among Oregon's latest entries in the National Register of Historic Places.

The two places are the Julius and Sarah McCoin homestead and the Enoch and Mary Cyrus homestead sites. The sites in the Culver area typify the settlement and abandonment of hundreds of homesteads in central Oregon from 1868-1937, and are on the Crooked River National Grassland managed today by the US Forest Service.

The U.S. Forest Service's primary roles relate to natural resources. However, it also plays a role in caretaking important cultural resources on federal land. These two sites are important examples of homesteads that were settled in Jefferson County in the 1880s and abandoned during the Great Depression.

More than 700 homestead claims were filed in Jefferson County before the termination of the homesteading laws. Of the 225 homesteads within today's Crooked River National Grassland, more than 90 appear to have been abandoned as homesteads after only a few years of habitation. The two sites evoke the homesteader experience with their surface and subsurface archaeology, surface features, domestic plantings, and the agricultural landscape.

Enoch Cyrus, a leader of several community organizations, was one of the first farmers to grow winter wheat in eastern Oregon in the late 19th century and to mechanize farming. A prized variety of winter wheat ('Cyrus Wheat') is named after the family. The majority of wheat grown in Oregon today is winter wheat. The McCoin's primary agricultural endeavor was livestock, including sheep and high quality horses.

Long-term instability in precipitation, collapsing farm prices, cumulative effects of environmental degradation, and indebtedness brought about the collapse of most of the homesteads. By 1934, fewer than 50 of the 700 original homestead applicants remained in Jefferson County. Some Jefferson County residents petitioned the administration of President Franklin Roosevelt for assistance. The result was the Resettlement Administration, a federal relief agency, purchasing uneconomic farms, retiring them from intensive cultivation, and helping farm families find new opportunities in other places.

"We applaud the U.S. Forest Service's efforts to preserve and develop cultural heritage resources," said Chrissy Curran, the deputy state historic preservation officer. "These two sites help us understand how the families sought to carve out an existence in central Oregon in the late 19th and early 20th centuries."

More information about the National Register and recent Oregon lists is online at www.oregonheritage.org (click on "National Register" at left of page).


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Officers respond to shots fired in North Precinct
Portland Police Bureau - 07/13/15
Today, July 13, 2015, at 6:37 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area N. Albina Av. and N. Ainsworth St. on a report of a shooting. Officers arrived in the area and were able to locate evidence of a shooting, including an unoccupied vehicle which had been struck by gunfire. Witness statement indicate that an African-American Male with a thin build and approximately 25-years of age, fired several rounds at the location before fleeing in a greyish, smaller vehicle.

Officers are continuing to investigate the incident and are being assisted by the Gang Violence Response Team. It is unknown if the incident is gang related at this time. No injuries have been reported related to this incident at this time.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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

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 anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com 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.



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07/12/15
We Need Your Help in Locating a Missing Teenager (Photo)
Beaverton Police Dept. - 07/12/15
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UPDATE

Autumn was located by Hillsboro Police and returned safely to her father. Thank you for your assistance.



At 12:40 am on July 12th, 2015, Beaverton Police received a report of a Missing/Endangered 13 year old female. Officers learned Autumn R Wildemere had left a note for her father saying she had run away. Autumn recently moved with her father from Hillsboro and is not familiar with her new surroundings. She is familiar with Tri-Met, but has no money. Officers searched the area for her but were unable to locate her. A BPD Detective is currently assigned to the case.

Autumn does not have any medical conditions, but is reported to have emotional and behavioral disorders and acts like she is 10 or 11 years old.

Autumn is 5'1" and weighs approximately 125 lbs. She has long brown hair and hazel eyes. She has a strawberry birthmark on her right hand. It is not known what she was last wearing.

Anyone who has any information that may assist in locating Autumn is asked to contact Beaverton Police at (503) 629-0111 and to reference case number: 15-1930033.
Autumn Wildemere
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Attached Media Files: Press Release , Autumn photo
Harrisburg Man Arrested After Fatal Crash (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 07/12/15
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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports today at 04:15 a.m. his deputies responded to a single motor-vehicle crash that killed 19-year-old Zachary James Triplett from Harrisburg. The crash occurred on Peoria Road just south of Nixon Drive which is approximately three miles north of Harrisburg.

The preliminary investigation reveals the 1993 Toyota Previa minivan was traveling southbound on Peoria south of Nixon Drive. The driver of the minivan, 20-year-old Nicholas Matthew Norman, also from Harrisburg, failed to negotiate a left-hand curve and traveled off the east side of the road rolling the minivan several times. Triplett was ejected approximately 50 feet from the vehicle.

Norman was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis by Corvallis Medics with non-life threatening injuries. Passengers Turner W. Reed, 18 years old from Harrisburg, and Haley N. Hankinson, 18 years old of Junction City, were also taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis by Corvallis Medics with non-life threatening injuries.

Triplett was pronounced deceased on scene and was taken to Fisher Funeral Home in Albany.

Speed, alcohol, and drugs likely are contributing factors to the crash. There was evidence to show that Norman was over twice the legal limit of alcohol and had also used cocaine and marijuana.

All occupants, with the exception of Triplett, were wearing seat belts.

Upon being released from the hospital, Norman was taken into custody at approximately 1:00 p.m. and lodged in the Linn County Jail for Manslaughter II, Assault II, and DUII.

Linn County deputies were assisted by Multi-Agency Investigative Crash Team members from the Lebanon Police Department and the Sweet Home Police Department. Harrisburg, Halsey and Corvallis Fire Departments also responded to the scene.

The investigation is ongoing. If anyone has any information regarding this crash, please call Detective Jeff Schrader at the Linn County Sheriff's Office, 541-967-3950.


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Portland Fire pulls a man from the Willamette River
Portland Fire & Rescue - 07/12/15
At 4:36 PM, Portland Fire responded to reports that a man had jumped off the Waterfront Seawall and was in the Willamette River, clinging to a boat just south of the Steel Bridge on the west side of the river. Within just a few minutes, Rescue Craft 1 from Station 1 arrived and loaded the man onto the rescue craft. They then transported him to the Portland Fire dock at Station 21, which is at the east end of the Hawthorne Bridge.

Then man was loaded onto an ambulance and transported to Emanuel Hospital for evaluation.

In addition to the fire boats that Portland Fire operates, they have two "Rescue Crafts", which are fast, highly maneuverable Sea-Doo watercraft. They carry a boat operator and a rescue swimmer. These rapid-deployment vessels provide for a timely response and can often get rescuers to the scene within minutes of being deployed.
Portland Fire responds to a residential fire in SE Portland (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 07/12/15
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At 2:18 PM, Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a residential fire at 4310 SE 92nd Avenue. Upon arrival, fire crews reported smoke coming from the structure. Fire crews had to request police assistance in evacuating a resident who refused to leave the structure because he was concerned that he couldn't locate his dog.

Once it was confirmed that all occupants and pets had safely exited the building, fire crews finished extinguishing the fire and removing smoldering materials. The fire started outside the home and burned up the siding, entering the attic. There were no injuries reported.

Portland Fire reminds citizens to immediately evacuate a structure when it's on fire. Remaining inside puts both citizens and firefighters in danger. It is best to exit the structure and provide detailed information to the fire crews.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at the time of this release, and damages are estimated at $20,000.00.


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Final Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue respond to search for lost hikers in area of Oneonta Trail (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/12/15
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Final Update: Just after 3:00 p.m. MCSO Search and Rescue along with Portland Mountain Rescue brought the three lost hikers off the trail and reunited them with family members waiting for their return. All three hikers were in good spirits. Kyra Jorgensens ankle injury was evaluated and her parents met her as she was brought down from the trail. Andrew Scott (Name Correction from earlier), and Leah Freeman, Age 19, of Knoxsville, Tennessee were also met by family members as they came off the trail.

The hikers said they had reached Cougar Rock and followed what they thought was a trail down from there and the trail disappeared as they were trying to follow it. SAR Coordinators believe they probably had followed a game trail down into the woods. After it got dark and Kyra injured her ankle they stopped for the night. They did have emergency supplies and extra clothing with them so they were able to rest overnight and in the morning realized Kyra's ankle injury had gotten worse and they did not know where they were. Kyra called her mom for help and she called 911 to start the Search and Rescue Process.

The hikers helped in their rescue, realizing in the morning they did not know where they were at, calling for help and then staying where they were as rescuers identified their location and brought in resources to help bring them out safely. The area they had gotten into was extremely steep and difficult terrain to navigate. Portland Mountain Rescue utilized ropes to bring them the rest of the way down the draw they had worked their way in to and back to the trail. The process took over three hours to bring them safely back to the trail. MCSO Search and Rescue helped evacuate Kyra Jorgensen from the trail as Andrew and Leah were able to walk out on their own. Afterwards, all of the hikers agreed they should have started earlier in the day and a trail map would have helped them identify the correct trails to follow. They also were grateful to the Portland Mountain Rescue and MCSO Search and Rescue Teams who located them and helped bring them safely back down.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office would like to remind anyone contemplating a hike or outing on trails within the Columbia Gorge and other scenic areas to research their route prior to attempting a hike. Stay on the trails and be prepared before you embark on a hike. Ensure you are carrying the proper equipment when setting out including a map, compass, flashlight, extra food and water, extra clothing, fire starter, knife, first aid kit and signaling device. A GPS and a cell phone with extra battery. Let someone know your plan and when you expect to return so someone knows if you are overdue. Temperatures can still get low overnight in the higher elevations and weather can change rapidly. Be prepared for the weather. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable visit or hike in the Columbia Gorge scenic areas.

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On Sunday July 12, 2015 just before 6:00 a.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to Oneonta Falls on the report of three lost hikers somewhere above Oneonta Falls. The mother of one of the hikers called 911 after her daughter called her and told her they were lost and had spent the night out in the woods after not finding their way out.

The hikers are identified as Leah Freeman, no age/city available yet, Scott Andrew, Age 19, of Hillsboro, OR and Kyra Jorgensen, Age 19 of Hillsboro, OR.

The three hikers began their hike yesterday and ascended a trail known as "Elevator Shaft" a non-maintained, overgrown trail and then over to Cougar Rock before trying to come down a drainage draw from Cougar Rock. The hikers stopped after it got dark and they couldn't see where they were going. Kyra Jorensen called her mother at daybreak and told her they were lost and couldn't make it out.

MCSO Deputies located the hikers' vehicle in one of the parking lots near Oneonta Falls. After pinging the cell phone deputies were able to determine the hikers' approximate location off Trail 400. MCSO Search and Rescue was activated and responded to the Oneonta Trailhead to begin Search and Rescue operations. A Hood River County Search and Rescue plane was able to fly over the area and spotted the lost hikers in a very steep draw down from Cougar Rock. The pilot, retired Hood River County Sheriff Joe Wampler, informed Search and Rescue responders of the hikers' location and advised the terrain was extremely steep and rough in the area they were located.

Based on the hikers' location, Portland Mountain Rescue was activated to respond and assist in the rescue of the hikers. Mountain Wave Communications also responded and is providing communications support for the rescue efforts. MCSO Search and Rescue and Portland Mountain Rescue teams deployed on the trail at approximately 9:45 a.m.

At 10:45 a.m. Portland Mountain Rescue made contact with the lost hikers. Two of the hikers were in good condition and one hiker had suffered an injured ankle. After assessing the condition of the hikers, teams are now working on an extraction plan for the hikers. The location the hikers are in is a very steep draw and is very overgrown and difficult to navigate.

Updates will be provided as more information is available.

Media staging is adjacent to the Command Post at Oneonta Trailhead.


Attached Media Files: SAR carry2 , SAR carry1
East Precinct officers recover "Buns on the Run" trailer (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/12/15
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Today, July 12, 2015 at 4:28 a.m., East Precinct officers received a call regarding a stolen trailer in the 300 block of S.E. 91st Avenue. Officers arrived and learned that a utility trailer, belonging to the business "Buns on the Run" had been taken. This business is among the original participants of the Hollywood Farmers Market and the trailer was important in their operations.

The trailer had been secured by the owners making it difficult to steal and in the process of stealing the trailer the thieves had left scrape marks on the pavement. Officers were able to follow the marks, locate and recover the trailer, which had been drug nearly a mile, in the 8800 block of N.E. Holladay Street.

A suspect in this theft was located but fled the scene. The suspect is described as a male white, about 6' tall and weighing approximately 170 pounds. He was dressed in plaid knee length shorts, a dark tee shirt and a dark baseball cap.

The Portland Police are asking that anyone with information contact Officer Jason Hensey at Jason.Hensey@portlandoregon.gov.


Attached Media Files: Trailer Recovery , Drag Marks
Salem Police Investigating Late-Night Shooting-UPDATE-Victim identification and suspect arrest (Photo)
Salem Police Dept. - 07/12/15
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UPDATE: 07-12-15/11:30 am


Salem Police detectives have arrested a Salem man for the shooting that occurred late in the evening of July 9 in south Salem.

27-year old Christopher Marquis Lauderdale has been arrested for the shooting of 31-year old Roderick Adams Jr of Salem. At the time of Lauderdale's arrest, he was charged with Attempted Murder, Assault in the First Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Adams has since died of his injuries, and the Marion County District Attorney's Office will address appropriate charging decisions.

The investigation has determined that the shooting was the result of a dispute between the victim and the suspect and no further suspects are being sought.

Further media releases on this incident will be through the Marion County District Attorney's Office, Deputy District Attorney Brendan Murphy, 503-588-5222.

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Salem Police Detectives are investigating a late-night shooting in south Salem.

Medic units were called to the area of Ewald St SE and Duplex Ct SE at approximately 11:45 pm on July 9 on a report of a subject needing medical assistance. When medic units arrived they found a black male adult who had sustained a gunshot wound. Salem Police officers were immediately dispatched to the scene.

The victim, who was transported to Salem Hospital with life-threatening injuries, is not being identified at this time pending notification of next of kin.

This investigation is in the early stages, and no further information is available at this time.


Attached Media Files: Lauderdale
Oregon Healing Canine Program for Abuse Child Abuse Survivors (Photo)
Sparks of Hope - 07/12/15
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Every year, numerous abused children have to testify in court against their abusers. This can be a very traumatic experience for the child. Now imagine that same child being comforted by a healing canine. The empowerment the child will feel knowing they have a big beautiful German Shepherd next to them while they go through this experience. Sparky will weigh near 120 pounds at full size.

Sparky is Sparks of Hope's healing canine spokes-dog. He is currently being trained to accompany these children in the courthouse, assessment centers, and anywhere he is needed. He is a healing/therapy dog that is not used for protection work, but for hugs, love, kisses, and the ability to walk side by side with these hurting children.

Sparky and Sparks of Hope have received requests for other dogs just like him to be available to hurting children all over the country. With your donation, Sparks of Hope will be able to purchase dogs, train, and assist the handlers in maintaining these wonderful dogs.

Each dog will be assigned and live with their handler, which will take them where they are needed to help children.

Sparks of Hope will only use purebred German Shepherd dogs from reputable breeders with documented bloodlines, that only use humane and accepted practices. This is to insure we have the best canine companion to assist child survivors of abuse.

Sparks of Hope has started a Gofundme page to raise funds to add more dogs.

The link is here: http://www.gofundme.com/healingcanines All donations are tax deductible.


Attached Media Files: Sparky
Sheriff's Office Searching for A Missing 10 Year Old Boy in Rural South Marion County (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/12/15
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Miguel has been located healthy and well at a local park. He is being reunited with his family.



Deputies along with search and rescue are on scene looking for a 10 year old boy, Miguel Reyna, who was last seen near his residence in the 2700 block of Pebble Ln S. Around 4:00 p.m. yesterday, Miguel was playing soccer on their property with his brother when their mother called them in to the house. Miguel went over the fence to retrieve the soccer ball, but never returned to the house.

Miguel is described as a Hispanic male, 4 feet 7 inches tall, 85 pounds and was last seen wearing a blue "Oregon coast surfer" t-shirt, black shorts with a red & white stripe and brown boots. There were a couple citizen reports of possible sightings of Miguel, which deputies are following up on.

Anyone with information of Miguel's whereabouts and or sightings of him should call the Marion County Sheriff's Office at 503-588-5032


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Red Cross Provides Assistance After Weekend Fires
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/12/15
The American Red Cross Cascades Region provides immediate emergency assistance for individuals and families affected by disasters throughout Oregon and southwest Washington. These residential fires all occurred the weekend of July 10:

A July 10 single-family fire in the 200 block of SE Third Street in Irrigon, Morrow County, Ore. affected two adults, one child, and two pets. The Red Cross provided food, clothing, and recovery information.

A July 11 multi-family fire in the 4700 block of Teralee Lane in Eugene, Lane County, Ore. affected four adults, three children and two pets. The Red Cross provided comfort kits and information on disaster stress management.

A July 10 single-family fire in the 300 block of SE 105th Ave in Vancouver, Clark County, Wash. affected two adults and one child. The Red Cross provided comfort kits and information on disaster stress management.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in communities across Oregon and southwest Washington. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 to schedule an appointment.

Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. Take a few moments to review your family's exit plan should there be a fire in your home. This information, and more, is available at www.redcross.org or in a free Prepare! Resource Guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://rdcrss.org/1zq8XW6.
UPDATE #2 - North Precinct responds to shooting
Portland Police Bureau - 07/12/15
###UPDATE###

The victim in this incident has been identified as 35-year-old Brandon Kaufman. The suspect in this incident is receiving treatment for a suspect drug overdose and will be taken into custody when medically stable. Detectives believe the shooting was the result of a verbal argument between the parties. Detectives do not believe that their is any threat to the public from this incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is being asked to contact Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033 or email him at anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov.

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###UPDATE###

Today, July 12, 2015, at 12:29 a.m., North Precinct officers in the area of N.E. 72nd Avenue and N.E. Killingsworth Street heard a gunshot and observed a subject running. Officers were able to detain the subject and began investigating the incident.

While conducting the investigation a shooting call in the same area came out. Officers responded to the location, a trailer park in the area, and located a deceased male.

Homicide detectives are responding to scene. Anyone with information about this incident is being asked to contact Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033 or email him at anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov.
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Today, July 12, 2015, at 12:29 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a shots fired call in the area of N.E. 72nd avenue and N.E. Killingsworth Street. Officers have responded to the scene and located at least one person in need of medical attention.

Officers are securing the area and beginning to investigate the incident. Updates will follow as the investigation progresses.

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

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 anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com 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.

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07/11/15
UPDATE - East Precinct responds to bank robbery
Portland Police Bureau - 07/11/15
James K. Lee, a 54-year-old male, has been lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on a parole violation and a U.S. Marshal's hold for Bank Robbery.

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###UPDATE###

Responding officers have located and taken the suspect in this incident into custody. The incident started when the suspect entered the Key Bank and robbed the location. Responding officers were able to locate a taxi leaving the area, which they believed the suspect was in. A high risk stop was conducted on the taxi and the suspect was taken into custody.

Investigators do not believe that there are additional outstanding suspects and do not believe the incident poses risk to the public. The investigation is ongoing.

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Today, July 11, 2015, at 11:22 a.m., East Precinct officers received a call of a robbery in progress at the Key Bank in the 14700 block of SE Division Street. While enroute officers learned that the suspect, described as a "chubby" male white in his 60's, was last seen headed westbound on S.E. Division Street on foot.

Officer have arrived at the location and are investigating the incident. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division at 530-823-0400.


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Ehlen Road Construction Notice
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/11/15
Ehlen Road Chip Seal and Railroad Crossing Replacement

July 13 to July 21

Construction Notice

July 13 through July 17: Marion County will apply a chip seal surface treatment on Ehlen Rd from the City of Aurora to Arbor Grove Rd. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers and pilot cars. Work hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Ehlen Rd will be shut down to one lane, through the crossing area of the railroad tracks, between the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

July 18 through July 21: Ehlen Rd will be closed at the Portland and Western Railroad crossing so that the crossing can be replaced and the road approaches repaved. No traffic will be allowed across the crossing during the closure. Traffic will be detoured via Bents, Arndt, and Butteville Roads.

Marion County contact: Bill Brownlee at 503-588-7918.
Oregon State Police Continuing Vehicle vs Pedestrian Crash In Linn County
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 07/11/15
On July 11, 2015, at 3:36 AM, Linn County 911 received a call of a male pedestrian in the roadway on Highway 20 near milepost 23 (just east of Lebanon).

At 4:00AM, Linn County Sheriff's Office Lieutenant Craig Vogt was checking the area of Highway 20, milepost 21, when he struck an adult male in the eastbound lanes of Highway 20 with his 2008 Ford Expedition patrol vehicle. Lieutenant Vogt started first aid and requested medics.

The adult male was transported to Lebanon General Hospital and then to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis with serious injuries. The male was identified as Elliott Curtis DUKE, age 32, of Lebanon, Oregon.

According to Lieutenant Vonn Schleicher, OSP, preliminary investigation showed that DUKE was wearing all black clothing and standing in the middle of the lanes of travel. This is a rural area and this section of Hwy 20 has no street lights and minimal lighting from surrounding residences.

Oregon State Police is the lead investigating agency. The eastbound lanes of HWY 20 were closed for approximately four hours while the investigation was conducted. OSP was assisted by the Linn County Sheriff's Office, Lebanon Fire Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it is available.
OSP Continuing Fatal Crash Investigation - Jefferson County
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 07/11/15
On July 10, 2015 at about 9:20PM, a Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle near Culver when it fled. The vehicle fled for several miles when it lost control and crashed into a tree near SW Feather Drive and SW Imo Lane in Culver.

The driver of the vehicle was pronounced deceased. The passenger was taken to St Charles Bend for serious injuries.

The Oregon State Police is conducting the crash investigation. All inquiries should be directed to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. More information will be release when it becomes available.
07/10/15
Deputies Arrest Ice Cream Salesman for DUII (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/10/15
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July 10, 2015 - Sheriff's Deputies arrested a Cornelius man for DUII as he was selling ice cream out of his van to children.

On July 10, 2015, at 5:35 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies serving the city of Cornelius were called by an alert citizen who reported an ice cream truck was driving erratically in Cornelius. The caller said there was an ice cream truck that drove into oncoming traffic and hit the right hand curb twice.

Sheriff's Deputies quickly located a 1994 Plymouth Voyager, covered in ice cream decals and playing music, at North Barlow and North 29th Avenue in Cornelius. Deputies contacted the driver, Noe Andrade Silva, 38, of Cornelius who was stopped and selling ice cream to children out of the van (photo attached).

Sheriff's Deputies found Mr. Andrade Silva had been driving around under the influence of alcohol selling ice cream.

Noe Andrade Silva was arrested and charged with DUII. He was lodged in the Washington County Jail held on $2,500 bail. A court date has not yet been determined.

Every year the Washington County Sheriff's Office arrests about 1000 impaired drivers in a continued effort to keep the roads safer. If you see a suspected impaired driver, please call 911 immediately.


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UPDATE - Portland Police detectives seek witnesses to assault at Portland International Raceway
Portland Police Bureau - 07/10/15
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61-year-old Anthony Mancuso has died as a result of injuries from this incident. The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division continues to investigate this incident. The original charges against 50-year-old Michael Taylor have been dismissed pending a grand jury.

Portland Police detectives are requesting that any witnesses and in particular anyone with video of the incident contact Detective Mark Slater or Detective Erik Kammerer. Detective Slater can be reached at 503-823-9319 or emailed at mark.slater@portlandoregon.gov. Detective Kammerer can be reached at 503-823-0762 or emailed at erik.kammerer@portlandoregon.gov.


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Last night, July 9, 2015, at 8:17 p.m., Portland Police officers responded to an assault at the Portland International Raceway. The assault involved the families of two individuals participating in Thursday Night Motorcross. During the assault one individual suffered serious injuries and was taken to an area hospital. A second individual, Michael Taylor, a 50-year-old male, was arrested at the scene for Assault IV.

Portland Police detectives are requesting that any witnesses and in particular anyone with video of the incident contact Detective Mark Slater or Detective Erik Kammerer. Detective Slater can be reached at 503-823-9319 or emailed at mark.slater@portlandoregon.gov. Detective Kammerer can be reached at 503-823-0762 or emailed at erik.kammerer@portlandoregon.gov.

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Highway 26 Crash Takes Life of Bend Man - Wheeler County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 07/10/15
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On July 9, 2015 at around 10:00PM, Grant County 911 and the Oregon State Police received the report of an overdue/missing motorcyclist that had been traveling from Bend to Baker City. Law enforcement personnel conducted area checks on HWY 26 but were unsuccessful in locating the motorcyclist during the night.

According to Sergeant Tom Hutchison, on July 10, 2015 around 9:00AM, an OSP Trooper on patrol located the missing motorcyclist deceased on HWY 26 near milepost 93 in Wheeler County.

Preliminary information is that a 2007 Yamaha motorcycle operated by Michael C DENMARK, age 64, of Bend was traveling eastbound on HWY 26, when for unknown reasons left the roadway. The motorcycle traveled a short distance on the gravel shoulder before dropping off a steep embankment and coming to rest at the bottom. The location DENMARK was found was not easily seen by passing motorists and evidence of the crash was minimal.

The investigation is still continuing and more information will be released when it is available. OSP was assisted on scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation.


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***Contact Telephone Update*** Multiple Arrests Are Made Following Investigation Surrounding Charter Company - Lincoln County
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 07/10/15
The Oregon State Police is continuing an investigating relating to charges that have been brought against Tradewinds Charters of Depoe Bay, Oregon and associated parties for alleged criminal conduct involving the sale of fishing licenses to angling charter customers. It is alleged that customers were charged for fishing licenses and then were either not issued licenses or were given receipts and told those receipts were valid fishing licenses. Any potential victims of this activity, and/or you have information regarding this activity, you are requested to contact the Oregon State Police at 503-375-3555.
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Oregon State Police Troopers from the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division along with the Lincoln County District Attorney's Office received grand jury indictments stemming from an ongoing investigation into activities by the Tradewinds of Depoe Bay Charter Company.

In March of 2015, the Oregon State Police executed a search warrant on the company's premises. The company was under investigation for a variety of theft charges based on various allegations. This included allegations the company had charged customers for daily angling licenses but never purchased these licenses from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife nor provided an actual license to customers.

On July 2, 2015, the company owners, employees and some of the charter boat captains were indicted by a grand jury on the following felony and misdemeanor charges:

Tim HARMON, age 67 (of Lake Oswego), Julie HARMON, age 52 (of Lake Oswego), Eva HARMON, age 24 (of Lincoln City), Noelie ACHEN, age 30 (of Depoe Bay) and Dustin COUCH, age 30 (of Depoe Bay) were all indicted for Racketeering - 2 counts, Theft in the First Degree - 4 counts, Aggravated Theft in the First Degree - 2 counts, Conspiracy to Commit Theft in the First Degree - 4 counts, Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Theft in the First Degree - 2 counts, Failure to Remit Moneys from License Sales, Conspiracy of Failure to Remit Moneys from License Sales, Assisting Another to Violate Oregon Wildlife Laws, and Conspiracy in Assisting Another to Violate Oregon Wildlife Laws.

Bradley HAIGHT, age 48 (of Depoe Bay), Craig CALKINS, age 45 (of Depoe Bay), Daniel ZIMMERMAN, age 60 (of Depoe Bay), Richard NEWTON, age 67 (of Depoe Bay), and Roman SMOLCIC, age 31(of Lincoln County) were indicted for Racketeering - 2 counts, Conspiracy in Assisting Another to Violate Oregon Wildlife Laws, and Assisting Another to Violate Oregon Wildlife Laws - multiple counts.

On July 8th and July 9th, all above subjects were arrested and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail. This is an ongoing investigation and any inquiries should be made to the Lincoln County District Attorney's Office. If someone feels they have any information on this investigation or similar incidents they are urged to contact the Oregon State Police - Newport Area Command at 541-265-5354.
Linn County SAR Rescues Injured Horseback Rider
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 07/10/15
Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon reports on July 9th at 6:10 pm, Linn County Search and Rescue members were called out for an injured female and horse that slid down a hill after a US Forest Service trail gave way in the Marion Lake area.

Sixteen Linn County SAR members, six Linn County Mounted Posse members, and Corvallis Mountain Rescue responded to the area to locate the female victim. There were a total of five individuals, ages ranging from 12 yrs old to 70 yrs old, traveling with 7 horses.

The injured rider, Angela Shelby, 50 yrs old from Crook River, sustained a sprained ankle, and her horse sustained minor injuries when they were attempting to cross a log that was lying across the trail. The trail gave way, causing the horse and rider to slide into a large hole. The party members tried to repair the trail and ended up staying Wednesday night at that location. The next day, one of the companions rode to a elevated position to call for help.

Responding SAR teams had some difficulty locating Shelby and her party. They were ultimately located at 04:30 am today. After providing medical care to Shelby, the entire group proceeded to Bingham Ridge trailhead, where they arrived at 1:00pm. Once there, they were given food, water, and a ride to their horse trailers. The names of the other individuals are not available at this time.
Photo Release: Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Fighter Wing dedicates new alert barn at Portland Air National Guard Base (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 07/10/15
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Oregon Air National Guard Col. Paul T. Fitzgerald, 142nd Fighter Wing commander, addresses attendees at the offical ribbon cutting ceremony for a new alert barn at the Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore., July 10. Fitzgerald emphasized the use of the third alter barn as a key factor in the Aerospace Control Alert mission that the 142nd Fighter Wing performs to protect the skies over the Pacific Northwest. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs/Released)

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Oregon Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, Adjutant General, Oregon, discusses the role of the 142nd Fighter Wing with regard to its Aerospace Control Alert mission during the offical ribbon cutting ceremony for the new alert barn at the Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore., July 10. The 142 Fighter Wing is tasked with protecting the skies over the Pacific Northwest, from northern California to the Canadian border, and extending out along the Pacific coastline. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs/Released)

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Oregon Air National Guard Col. Paul T. Fitzgerald, 142nd Fighter Wing commander, center right, and Oregon Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, Adjutant General, Oregon, center left, along with other dignitaries, take part in a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new alert barn at the Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore., July 10. The third alter barn will play a key role in the Aerospace Control Alert mission that the 142nd Fighter Wing performs to protect the skies over the Pacific Northwest. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs/Released)

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Oregon Air National Guard Col. Paul T. Fitzgerald, 142nd Fighter Wing commander, addresses attendees at the offical ribbon cutting ceremony for a new alert barn at the Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore., July 10. Fitzgerald emphasized the use of the third alter barn as a key factor in the Aerospace Control Alert mission that the 142nd Fighter Wing performs to protect the skies over the Pacific Northwest. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs/Released)


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City of Battle Ground Bans Recreational Burning
City of Battle Ground - 07/10/15
Effective immediately, all recreational burning is banned in the City of Battle Ground. The ban prohibits campfires; outdoor fire pits; outdoor fireplaces including those with a chimney; and portable fireplaces, also known as patio fireplaces. Gas and charcoal barbecues, as well as self-contained camp stoves remain allowed.

The City of Battle Ground joins unincorporated areas of Clark County and the cities of Vancouver and La Center in implementing the recreational burn ban due to the dry conditions and extreme fire danger. The ban will remain in effect until further notice.
Beaverton City Library Hosts Summer Staycation Programs for Adults (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 07/10/15
The Beaverton City Library offers many great programs for adults this summer as part of its “staycation” series. See the complete list at www.beavertonlibrary.org. (Photo courtesy of City of Beaverton)
The Beaverton City Library offers many great programs for adults this summer as part of its “staycation” series. See the complete list at www.beavertonlibrary.org. (Photo courtesy of City of Beaverton)
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BEAVERTON, Ore. - The Beaverton City Library is hosting a fun series of summer "staycation" programs throughout the month of July for adults. Patrons are encouraged to bring family and friends along to discover new hobbies, explore the community, and challenge themselves to learn new skills at any or all of the library's exciting workshops.


"The library strives to involve youth and adults in programs that excite and inspire throughout the year," said Abigail Elder, library director. "We are thrilled to host an entire week of 'staycation' programs this summer exclusively for grown-ups and teens!"


These programs are free and open to the public. No registration is required unless noted otherwise. For more information, call 503-644-2197 or visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org.


UPCOMING PROGRAMS AT BCL MAIN
12375 SW Fifth St.


Get Started Geocaching
Monday, July 13 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Meeting Room B
"Cache" in at the library! Have you ever wanted to start geocaching? Did you know that there is a cache at Beaverton City Library? Geocaching is a technology-fueled cross between a treasure hunt and hiking (sometimes indoor hiking!). While some folks use a GPS device, smart phones make geocaching even easier than before; you can download free apps and use the built-in GPS on your phone. Learn how to do it, be introduced to people in the geocaching community, and let geocaching take you on adventures near and far! Suited for ages 13 and up.


Hiking Waterfalls with Adam Sawyer
Tuesday, July 14 | 7-8 p.m. | Meeting Room B
Adam Sawyer, a Portland resident and author of Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon, will give a slide show presentation and discussion based on his book. This is a lighthearted, humorous, yet informative program meant to entertain and inspire Oregon residents to get out and explore their backyard in all seasons.


Altered Books Workshop
Thursday, July 16 | 6-8 p.m. | Meeting Room B
Create beautiful and intriguing works of art from worn and torn books seeking a new life. Book altering is a mixed media art form in which books are modified through cutting, folding, gluing, embellishing, and more. You bring your creativity--all other supplies will be provided. Recommended for adults and teens ages 13 and up, due to the use of cutting equipment and certain glues.


Paper Folk Crafts
Friday, July 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Meeting Room A
Are you intrigued by folk art from around the world? Would you like some instruction on some easy to create, beautiful projects that you can do on your own? At this workshop, professional artist and educator Daniela Sipkova-Mahoney will lead you in creating paper crafts from Denmark, Poland and Slovakia. You will also learn a bit about the history of each project. Projects are suited for ages 13 and up. Workshop is open to the first 30 attendees.


Pop Culture Saturday
Saturday, July 18 | 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Meeting Room B
Pop culture to the rescue! Escape the ordinary with play. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., join us for curated board games brought to you by Beaverton's Interactive Museum of Gaming and Puzzlery. From 3-4 p.m., local author and PSU Professor Dr. Susan Kirtley will share her book on American cartoonist, author and visionary Lynda Barry. Join us also for classic video games on the big screen! Stop by for part or all of the day.


Self-Publishing Workshop
Sunday, July 19 | 2-3 p.m. | Meeting Room B
The Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) will give a presentation on self-publishing. This program was suggested/requested by Beaverton City Library's Writers' Group.


ABOUT THE LIBRARY
The Beaverton City Library is the second-busiest library system in the state, with more than 780,000 patrons a year at its main location (12375 SW Fifth Street) and Murray Scholls branch (11200 SW Murray Scholls Place). Last year, the library received a 92 percent satisfaction rating from Beaverton residents.


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


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Celebrate Beaverton Cultural Festival Offers Music, Dance, Exhibits from Around the World (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 07/10/15
Hula Halau 'Ohana Holo'oko'a, pictured here at the 2014 Beaverton International Celebration, will perform at the city’s Celebrate Beaverton Cultural Festival on Saturday, July 25, as part of THPRD’s Party in the Park. All ages are welcome at this free eve
Hula Halau 'Ohana Holo'oko'a, pictured here at the 2014 Beaverton International Celebration, will perform at the city’s Celebrate Beaverton Cultural Festival on Saturday, July 25, as part of THPRD’s Party in the Park. All ages are welcome at this free eve
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BEAVERTON, Ore. - The City of Beaverton invites the public to its Celebrate Beaverton Cultural Festival on Saturday, July 25, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival will be part of the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District's (THPRD) tenth annual Party in the Park at the Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex at 15707 SW Walker Road in Beaverton.


Formerly known as the Beaverton International Celebration, the festival features 11 stage performances from local musicians and dance troupes. It will also include more than 45 cultural exhibitors and family-friendly activities all day at the Kids and Culture Area canopy.


"This year will surely be an event not to miss with your family, friends, and neighbors," said Sam Keator, owner of S & A Irish Entertainment, one of this year's performance groups. "The City of Beaverton heard their residents' desire to recognize the diversity within, and this festival provides a free, cultural event for all."


Performance Schedule
Each performance is 30 minutes.


11 a.m.: NW Dragon and Lion Dance Association, facebook.com/pages/NW-Dragon-Lion-Dance-Association/228899270529954
11:30 a.m.: Tirolean Dancers, tiroleandancers.com/
12 p.m.: Koto Melodies, Mitsuki Dazai, kotomelodies.com/
12:30 p.m.: Grupo Ritual Azteca Huitzilopochtli, danzaazteca.weebly.com/
1 p.m.: Mbrascatu, mbrascatu.com/
1:30 p.m.: Hula Halau 'Ohana Holo'oko'a, hulaaloha.org/
2 p.m.: S&A Irish Entertainment, sandairishentertainment.com/
2:30 p.m.: Painted Sky North Star, paintedsky.org/northstar/
3 p.m.: Rio Con Brio, rioconbrio.net/
3:30 p.m.: Chayag, andeanmusic.org/
4 p.m.: Kalabhrathi School of Dance, kalabharathi.com/


For more information, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/CulturalFestival, or contact events@BeavertonOregon.gov or 503-526-2559.


ABOUT PARTY IN THE PARK
THPRD's Party in the Park is an annual festival of free fun for people of all ages. Featured activities are the city's Celebrate Beaverton Cultural Festival, Family Triathlon, The Classic at T-Hills car show, and the Beaverton Police Department's K-9 unit demonstration. Other attractions include giant inflatables, climbing walls, and face painting for children; and swimming, sports, and music for everyone. Admission to all activities is free, although there is a participant fee for the Family Triathlon and an exhibitor fee for the car show. For more information, call THPRD at 503-645-6433 or visit www.thprd.org.


ABOUT THPRD
Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2015, THPRD is the largest special park district in Oregon, spanning about 50 square miles and serving 230,000 residents in the greater Beaverton area. The district provides year-round recreational opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Offerings include thousands of widely diverse classes, more than 90 park sites with active recreational amenities, 60 miles of trails, eight swim centers, six recreation centers, and 1,400 acres of natural areas. For more information, visit www.thprd.org or call 503-645-6433.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press for cities more than 75,000). Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Silver Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.


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


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Attached Media Files: Hula Halau 'Ohana Holo'oko'a, pictured here at the 2014 Beaverton International Celebration, will perform at the city’s Celebrate Beaverton Cultural Festival on Saturday, July 25, as part of THPRD’s Party in the Park. All ages are welcome at this free eve , The city’s Celebrate Beaverton Cultural Festival will be held on Saturday, July 25, as part of THPRD’s Party in the Park. All ages are welcome at this free event, which will feature music, dance, and exhibits from cultural groups around the world. Picture
State Housing Council Meeting
Oregon Housing and Community Services - 07/10/15
AGENDA

Date: July 17, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: OHCS; Conference Room 124a/b;
725 Summer Street NE, Suite B, Salem Oregon 97301
Call-In: 1-877-273-4202; Room Number: 4978330


1. Roll Call

2. Public Comment

3. Draft Meeting Minutes for Approval
June 5, 2015

4. Update on Columbia Knoll Apartments - Ryan Miller, Asset Management & Compliance Manager

5. 2015 NOFA Offerings, Progress Update - Julie Cody, Assistant Director Housing Finance

6. 2015 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Award Recommendations - Director Van Vliet

a. Overview and Staff Presentation, Julie Cody, OHCS
i. HOME Projects
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ii. Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Projects by Region
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?,? Balance of State

b. Public Comment

7. Legislative Session Wrap-up -Director Van Vliet; Rem Nivens, Assistant Director of Public Affairs

8. Report of the Director

9. Report of the Chair

Adjourn State Housing Council meeting.


Next meeting:
The next meeting is scheduled for September 11, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. in OHCS, Conference Room 124a/b. Call-In: 1-877-273-4202; Participant Code: 4978330.

Please note the change in meeting schedule - the regularly scheduled meeting in August has been cancelled.
Corvallis Police Arrest Suspect for Public Indecency
Corvallis Police - 07/10/15
On July 8, 2015, at about 5:00pm, Corvallis Police Officers responded to a public indecency complaint in the 5000 block of SW Technology Lp.

A female caller reported she was sitting in the back patio area of her apartment when she was approached by a male subject who asked her if he could sit in the shade near the patio. The subject sat in the shade for a few moments, and after a short time stood up and moved a short distance away. The suspect began masturbating while he was standing, and then turned to face the victim while he continued to masturbate. The victim went inside to call the police, and when she went back outside the suspect was gone.

While she was waiting for the police to arrive, the suspect returned, saying he had lost his keys. The victim noticed a key(s) on the ground where the suspect initialy sat down. She put her foot on the key(s) in the hopes of keeping him there until police arrived. The suspect did leave prior to police arriving on scene and he was not initially located. However, the victim did take a photograph of the suspect with her cell phone as he looked for his missing key(s). Officers examined the photo and recognized the suspect as 46 year old Steven Fairbanks or Corvallis.

On July 9, 2015, Fairbanks was located driving on SW Philomath Blvd. His vehicle was stopped and Fairbanks was arrested on one count of Public Indecency. He was transported to the Benton County Jail where he was booked and released.

A mug-shot photo is available at the following link:

http://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/corrections/inmate_detail.php?bn=1500001309
DOGAMI Governing Board to meet July 24 in Bend
Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries - 07/10/15
PORTLAND, Ore.-The Governing Board of the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, July 24 in Bend.

Among the items slated for discussion is recruitment for the position of State Geologist. The State Geologist serves as the Agency's Executive Director. Public comment will be taken on the recruitment process, timeline and hiring standards and criteria, which will be posted at www.OregonGeology.org one week before the meeting.

A full meeting agenda is available here: http://bit.ly/1MiIpd2

The meeting will take place at Mount Bachelor Village, 19717 Mount Bachelor Drive, Bend, in the Summer Twilight conference room.

The DOGAMI Governing Board sets policy and oversees general operations, and adopts a strategic plan every six years to guide DOGAMI's mission and objectives. The Board meets at least quarterly at sites around the state. As active members of their communities, Board members provide an important connection between Oregonians and DOGAMI's mission of providing earth science information and regulation to make Oregon safe and prosperous.
Oregon Department of Forestry Fire Update - Friday, July 10, 2015
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/10/15
This is the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Fire Update for Friday, July 10, 2015.

Widespread thunderstorms and lightning moved throughout much of Oregon yesterday and last night, igniting numerous small fires on forestlands throughout Oregon, including those protected by ODF. Some of that lightning came with some precipitation, which is predicted to continue as an overall cooler weather pattern moves into and throughout much of Oregon. Cooling and minor amounts of rainfall have not appreciably decreased fire danger, however, and the public is still urged to continue to be fire-safe while enjoying or working in Oregon's fires.

FIRES ON ODF-PROTECTED LANDS
(Initial Report): Northeast Oregon District - Pendleton Unit: Firefighters from around the area have responded to a fire ignited by a thunderstorm on Thursday evening on lands protected by Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla (CTUIR). The Table Rock Fire, burning approximately 8 miles northeast of Pilot Rock, was estimated at 400 acres. This morning, the fire is 100 percent lined and in mop-up. The fire suppression is being led by ODF, with firefighters and/or equipment assisting from Helix, Echo, Stanfield, and Pilot Rock Rural Fire Departments, Pendleton Fire Department, Bureau of Indian Affairs, CTUIR Tribal Fire, and Umatilla National Forest. Burning in mostly grass and brush, this morning the fire is 100 percent lined and in mop-up. Unless the situation warrants more reports, this will be the only report on this fire. More information: http://bluemountainfireinfo.blogspot.com

(Updated Report): North Cascade District - Santiam Unit: The Niagara Fire, reported on July 4 burning on state forestlands adjacent to Highway 22 near Big Cliff Dam, remains at approximately 79 acres and is now estimated as 85 percent contained, with full containment expected around Monday (July 13). Approximately 120 firefighting personnel remained on this fire late yesterday afternoon, however resources continue to be released as the fire is more fully contained. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. More information: http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/.

FIRE STATISTICS
Fire statistics are for the current year and the average over the past 10 years for the 16 million acres of private and public forestlands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry.

January 1, 2015 through July 10, 2015:
Lightning-caused fires: 130 fires burned 1,014 acres
Human-caused fires: 329 fires burned 673 acres
Total: 459 fires burned 1,687 acres

10-year average (January 1 through July 10):
Lightning-caused fires: 53 fires burned 501 acres
Human-caused fires: 223 fires burned 1,428 acres
Total: 276 fires burned 1,949 acres

Fire statistics can be accessed any time from the ODF website.

When personnel are heavily engaged in firefighting activities, the latest information may not always appear in the statistics.

NEWS MEDIA
News media may contact the Fire Information Duty Officer, who is currently Jeri Chase, 503-945-7201 (office), 503-931-2721 (mobile), or Jeri.Chase@Oregon.gov, any time for fire information. If the duty officer is unable to take your call, you can expect a prompt return call. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.

ABOUT THIS UPDATE
This update provides information primarily about fires on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands involving fires 10 acres or larger. ODF proves fire protection on some other lands, including U.S. Bureau of Land Management land in western Oregon.

The Oregon Department of Forestry works closely with neighbors and partner agencies to support the firefighting effort on major fires outside its authority because sharing firefighting resources can help better protect all of Oregon's forests.
Portland Parks & Recreation, Under Armour Begin Partnership
Portland Parks & Recreation - 07/10/15
Collaboration to significantly enhance two PP&R athletic fields

(Portland, OR) -

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) and Under Armour announce plans to move forward with a significant partnership to enhance recreational opportunities for Portlanders.

The athletic apparel and footwear leader and PP&R will team up to enhance athletic facilities within the PP&R system, likely at east Portland's Lents Park, and at Duniway Park in the southwest part of the city, though project details are being finalized.

"Great neighborhood parks are part of what makes Portland such a fantastic place," said Portland Mayor Charlie Hales. "And the participation of Under Armour, with its philanthropic contributions, fits perfectly with the values of our community. We're excited about working with this great company now and in the future."

Portland Parks & Recreation Director Mike Abbaté has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that details Under Armour and PP&R's joint goals for enhancing athletic facilities and towards supporting the Portland community. Under Armour's focus is consistent with PP&R's values of equity and for the improved health and quality of life of all Portlanders.

"We have tremendous needs in our parks system," notes Portland Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz. "PP&R relies on public-private partnership when it comes to strengthening neighborhood livability. This partnership is yet another great example of corporate stewards stepping up to make sure we have a healthy Portland. We are grateful to Under Armour and all of our partners--past, present and future."

"Through our WIN Initiative, we are excited to work in collaboration with Portland Parks & Recreation to provide an enhanced athletic experience for the citizens of Portland, with a particular focus on young athletes," says Stacey Ullrich, Director of Global Philanthropy for Under Armour. "We look forward to engaging the community as we work towards our common goal of providing first-class athletic experiences, while maintaining the opportunity for all to engage in this public space."

WIN is Under Armour's charitable initiative to empower youth and athletes of the NEXT generation by providing greater access to sports. By improving public parks, Under Armour hopes to expand more sporting opportunities for inner city youth and foster a stronger sense of community through recreation.

Portland Parks & Recreation cares for more than 11,650 acres of land on more than 200 parks and natural areas, representing about 12% of the geographical area within the City of Portland. Not included in this acreage are approximately 238,000 street trees cared for by PP&R staff. The bureau operates 13 swimming pools, 15 community and arts centers, five golf courses, and one motor sports raceway. Portland's parks, public places, natural areas and recreational opportunities give life and beauty to our city. These essential assets connect people to place, self and others. Facing the major maintenance needs of an aging system (estimated at more than $200 million, currently unfunded, over the next 10 years) and more than $400 million, currently unfunded, in growth needs to meet population and density demands over the next 10 years, the community need still exceeds available resources. Public/private partnerships are a key component of helping the Bureau meet the needs of Portlanders and all park visitors.

About Under Armour, Inc.
Under Armour (NYSE: UA), the originator of performance footwear, apparel and equipment, revolutionized how athletes across the world dress. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand's innovative products are sold worldwide to athletes at all levels. The Under Armour Connected Fitness(TM) platform powers the world's largest digital health and fitness community through a suite of applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland. For further information, please visit the Company's website at www.uabiz.com.

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Metrics and Scoring Committee to meet July 17 in Wilsonville
Oregon Health Authority - 07/10/15
July 10, 2014

Contact: Jennifer Uhlman, 503-739-5267 (meeting information or accommodations)

What: The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Metrics and Scoring Committee will meet in Wilsonville Friday, July 17. The primary focus of the meeting will be to review the 2014 HST Performance Report; finalize 2016 measure selection; and begin 2016 benchmark selection. Public testimony will be heard at 11:30 a.m.

When: Friday, July 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Clackamas Community College Wilsonville Training Center, Room #211, 29353 SW Town Center Loop E, Wilsonville

Attendees can also join through a listen-only conference line at 1-888-808-6929, participant code 915-042.

Agenda:

-- Welcome and consent agenda;
-- Elections;
-- Updates;
-- Presentation: 2014 HST Performance Report and Quality Pool Distribution;
-- Public testimony;
-- Finalize 2016 measure selection;
-- Begin 2016 benchmark selection;
-- Wrap-up / adjourn.

For more information, please visit the committee's website at www.oregon.gov/oha/Pages/metrix.aspx.

The meeting site is accessible to people 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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Benton County Sheriffs Office DUII patrol to coincide with the Philomath Frolic.
Benton Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/10/15
Results from extra DUII saturation patrol on Independence Day Weekend & upcoming DUII patrol to coincide with the Philomath Frolic.

The Benton County Sheriff's Office, participated in extra DUII saturation patrol during Independence Day Weekend, July 3-5, 2015. Those who worked the extra patrol arrested 3 people for DUII, 2 for Reckless Driving, and wrote 20 citations for traffic violations. The Benton County Sheriff's Office as a whole arrested 3 people for DUII, 3 people on outstanding warrants, investigated 1 traffic crash, arrested 2 for possession of controlled substances, and wrote a total of 41 traffic citations for violations committed over the weekend. Deputies also responded to the regular calls for service and criminal investigations.

The next DUII saturation patrol is scheduled July 9-12, 2015 for the Philomath Frolic weekend in Philomath.

Driver impairment and speeding are the most common causes of injury crashes. Oregon's DUII enforcement program is committed to reducing the amount of crashes and impaired drivers on our roadways by keeping them off the roadway and arresting them when they choose to drive. For more info on impaired driving, visit www.StopImpairedDriving.com.
Free community skin cancer screenings
Salem Health - 07/10/15
Are you without insurance or unable to afford important health screenings? You may qualify for a free skin screening by a local dermatologist. Salem Cancer Institute is offering the screenings through a partnership with Dermatology Clinic, P.C. and Silver Falls Dermatology & Allergy.

Prevention and early detection are the best ways to keep your skin healthy. Learn ways to protect you and your family and how to do a monthly self-exam at home.

Appointments must be scheduled in advance. Please call Salem Cancer Institute at 503-562-4321 for more information and to schedule an appointment.

Screening dates and locations:

Saturday, Aug. 8
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dermatology Clinic, P.C.
2441 Grear St NE, Salem

Saturday, Aug. 22
8 a.m. to Noon
Silver Falls Dermatology & Allergy
1793 13th Street SE, Salem

Salem Cancer Institute is a part of Salem Health, which is comprised of Salem Hospital, West Valley Hospital, Willamette Health Partners and other affiliated health care organizations offering exceptional care to people in and around Oregon's mid-Willamette Valley. The prestigious 2015 Truven Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals named Salem Hospital among the highest performing hospitals in the nation--and the only Oregon hospital, and one of two Pacific Northwest hospitals, to receive this honor. Visit us at salemhealth.org; "Like" us on facebook.com/salemhealth; follow us on Twitter: @salemhealth; and view us at youtube.com/salemhealth.
Waterfront Blues Festival raises nearly $870,000 despite heat wave (Photo)
Oregon Food Bank - 07/10/15
Love Bomb GoGo credit: Brit Forbes
Love Bomb GoGo credit: Brit Forbes
http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2015-07/620/86103/thumb_Love_Bomb_GoGo_credit_Brit_Forbes.jpg
Festival donations allow Oregon Food Bank to help thousands in need

Portland, Oregon - July 10, 2015 - The 28th annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union, raised $869,214 for Oregon Food Bank through donations at the gate, festival passes, after-hours concerts and blues cruise tickets over the July 4th weekend.

"We can't thank our attendees enough for their generous support," said Susannah Morgan, CEO of Oregon Food Bank. "The donations we received will provide 2.6 million meals for families and individuals struggling with hunger in Oregon and Clark County, Washington."

"While total attendance was roughly 80,000 - down from our historical average of about 105,000 for a four-day festival - the good news is that a higher percentage of attendees made financial contributions at the gate," added Morgan. "Thank you to everyone who came out in the heat to support Oregon Food Bank and Waterfront Blues Festival."

This year, contribution rates rose five percentage points with 57 percent of attendees giving to Oregon Food Bank. In the past, only 52 percent of festival attendees contributed. Donors at the gate for this year's festival were given a sticker saying, "I am the 52%." Oregon Food Bank board members roamed the entry areas in sandwich boards proclaiming, "Grow the 52%" and "$10 = 30 meals."

Thursday through Sunday, blues fest fans were treated to more than 100 acts on four stages including:
BUDDY GUY GREGG ALLMAN GALACTIC with MACY GRAY BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY ALLEN TOUSSAINT CHARMAINE NEVILLE PHIL & DAVE ALVIN THE PALADINS DEVON ALLMAN CHUBBY CARRIER

The 29th Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival is slated for Friday through Monday, July 1-4, 2016.

Major sponsors: Safeway, First Tech Federal Credit Union, Coors, Delta Music Experience, Deschutes Brewery, FedEx, iQ Credit Union, KINK.fm, KOIN-TV, The Oregonian

Supporting sponsors: The Boeing Company, Schwindt & Co, Capital One, Health Net, Caring Ambassadors, Larabar, Highgrove Farms, EartH20, Nathan's, Columbia Crest Grand Estates, Pepsi, Frito Lay, Umpqua Ice Cream, Snapple, Bear Naked, Mission Foods, Portland Comm College, KBOO, NW Natural, Pape' Rents, EcoShuttle, Creative Safety Supply, 24 Hour Fitness, Winthrop R&B Fest, Clackamas County Tourism, Mississippi Music Trails, Hotel Rose, Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront, Marriott North Harbor Group, Riverplace Hotel, University Place Hotel


Attached Media Files: Love Bomb GoGo credit: Brit Forbes , Fourth of July at Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival credit: Brit Forbes , Christone "Kingfish" Ingram credit: Brit Forbes
TOMORROW: Over 250 Vehicles at Cruise In Benefiting Homeless Veterans Shelter in Beaverton
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 07/10/15
WHO: The Salvation Army, Veterans

WHAT: Start your engines!! The Salvation Army Veterans and Family Center is hosting its 4th annual classic car Cruise-In! Funds raised from the event will go to support The Salvation Army Veterans and Family Center, the only known transitional housing centers providing services to both the veteran and their family in the area. Over 250 classic vehicles, fire trucks, police cars, a SWAT car, motorcycles and military vehicles will be some of the featured vehicles. There will be activities for kids, a Blue Grass Band, car/bike trophies, prizes, and food at the event!

WHEN: Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 10:00AM - 3:00PM

WHERE: Valley Catholic High School, located at 4275 SW 148th Ave. Beaverton, OR

WHY: "One of our main goals when we moved to this building in 2011 was to build a relationship with the community and create a community for the veterans we serve," says Rick Stoller, Executive Director at The Salvation Army Veterans and Family Center. "We're hosting this event so community members can show off their cars and support a great program hosted by Veterans and Families Center. We want people to have a good time while supporting our veterans." This is a fun way for the Veterans and Family Center to engage with the community that has been so beneficial to its clients. This unique program that serves both the veteran and their family offers these families the opportunity to be a part of a community, together as a family unit, which is something many of them have not experienced in many years.

COST:
To register a car or bike: $15 if registered by July 1st / $20 if registered day of the event

FREE for spectators!!

CONTACT:
For media inquiries: Teresa Steinmetz, Director of Communications & Marketing/ 503-794-3283 or 971-219-3226 or Teresa.Steinmetz@usw.salvationarmy.org.

For event information or how to register a car or bike: Lynn at 503-780-4679.

WEBSITE:
www.veteranscruisein.org


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Veterans Cruise-In To Beaverton With Antique Cars

(Beaverton, Oregon) June 27, 2015- Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines and make your way to the 4th annual classic car Cruise-In on Saturday, July 11, 2015! The Cruise In will be from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Valley Catholic High School, located at 4275 SW 148th Ave. Beaverton, OR and will be FREE to the community! Funds raised from the event will go to support The Salvation Army Veterans and Family Center on Farmington Road, who house and serve homeless veterans and their families. Classic vehicles, fire trucks, police cars, a SWAT car, motorcycles and military vehicles will be some of the featured vehicles. There will be activities for kids, a Blue Grass Band, car/bike trophies, prizes, and food at the event!

For the 4th year in a row, the Veterans and Family Center has hosted this Cruise In for and with the Beaverton community, and it has really seen some positive response! "The response has been welcoming and encouraging," says Rick Stoller, Executive Director at the Veterans and Family Center. "One of our main goals when we moved to this building in 2011 was to build a relationship with the community and create a community for the veterans we serve. We're hosting this event so community members can show off their cars and support a great program hosted by Veterans and Families Shelter. We want people to have a good time while supporting our veterans."

The Veterans and Family Center serves veterans from all branches of the service, but what makes them unique is that they also serve the spouse and children of the veteran. The veterans and their families are now able to be a part of a community, together, which is something many of them have not experienced in many years.

This program has even been endorsed by USAF Retired Four Star General Merrill A. McPeak, who stated that:

"It has come to my attention that the Salvation Army's Veterans and Family Center in Beaverton, Oregon is the only program in the region that serves homeless veterans and their families, deals with issues that led to their homelessness, and assists in securing safe and permanent housing. The SAVFC is committed to helping veterans who have given much to their country.

I am pleased to endorse this program which is so committed to serving our homeless veterans and their families."

While funding for veterans programs is available, funding to extend services and housing to the veterans' family is a challenge, putting a strain on the Veterans and Family Center budget. However, despite the challenge, The Salvation Army considers it a privilege to serve veterans and their family members and is asking the community to support the Veterans and Family Center through this fundraising effort.

Do you have a car or bike you would like to register for this event?? Registrations received by July 1st are $15, and registrations made at the event are $20. For more information, contact Lynn at 503-780-4679.


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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 America