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Sat. 07/30/16
Power Tools Stolen from Local Business (Photo)
Molalla Police Dept. - 07/30/16 6:16 PM
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On 07/27/16 the Molalla Police Department took a theft report from 800 block of E Main St, Molalla, Oregon. The crime occurred in the early morning hours of 07/27/16 at about 1:50am.

It was reported that more than $2000 worth of mostly power tools were taken from a utility trailer. The tools were marked with pink spray paint and some with both pink and blue spray paint.

Surveillance video shows three male suspects were involved.

If you have information regarding this case, please contact Officer Corwin at the Molalla Police Department, 503-829-8817.


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Weigh Station Fire burning in Pendleton Unit
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/30/16 5:33 PM
The 40-plus-acre Weigh Station Fire was reported burning in the Oregon Department of Forestry's Pendleton Unit Saturday afternoon. Resources fighting the fire include three heavy tankers, six single-engine air tankers, two helicopters, six fire engines, two hand crews and two bulldozers. Cause is under investigation.

Wind is pushing the blaze and conditions are quite dry.
Quick Action by Firefighters Keeps Second-Alarm Brush Fire from Becoming a Wildfire (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 07/30/16 4:30 PM
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Just one day after TVF&R implemented a burn ban in its large service area which includes portions of four counties, a brush and grass fire near the intersection of 209th Avenue and Farmington Road in Aloha threatened a home and burned two acres.

Just after 2p.m., initial callers reported flames 30-40 feet high burning brush and grass. Firefighters from TVF&R and Hillsboro Fire Department worked to access the head of the fire, establish a wet line around the perimeter and take a defensive position to ensure that a nearby home was protected.

Within 15 minutes, firefighters extinguished the bulk of fire and spent another two hours mopping up. They used four-wheel-drive vehicles called "brush rigs" to access off-road areas and the fire commander recalled the second alarm within 20 minutes.

Though the cause of the fire remains under investigation, today's fire serves as a reminder of how recent hot weather has created dry conditions that increase the potential of fire from discarded cigarettes and other ignition sources.


For additional safety tips, visit www.tvfr.com.


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Safety Alert
Beaverton Police Dept. - 07/30/16 4:15 PM
Safety Alert

On July 29th, 2016 at 2:20 PM a male tried to lure a 14 year old girl into his van near SW Conestoga/ SW Downing. The victim did a great job refusing all of the suspect's offers which kept her safe.

The suspect is described as being a Hispanic male adult, 30-40 years old, medium build with short dark hair. The van was described as an older white minivan that was slightly beat up.

Approximately an hour before our incident, King City had an almost identical incident on Highway 99. We are working with King City PD on whether the two incidents are related.

If you have any information that could help us identify the suspect please call 503-629-0111.

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Attached Media Files: Press Release
Firefighters Spend night with stranded rafters
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 07/30/16 11:56 AM
On July 29, 2016 at about 8:30pm, Clackamas County's water rescue teams responded to the Sandy river to a family whose raft was stuck on the rocks. One of the victims had a potential diabetic issue. When fire crews arrived, they realized the only access to the victims was to hike down a long trail. As they were working to get down to the victims, Life Flight helicopter flew over and located the victims. Life Flight was activated because of the remote area and due to the report of a diabetic issue. Life Flight was able to land on a sand bar located near the victims and provided them with blankets and reassurance the rescuers were on their way. When the firefighters arrived, they were able to free the raft from the rocks. The six family members along with the two firefighters floated down to the next trail head. Four of the six people stranded were able to hike out, the remaining two were elderly and were unable to make the hike out to the road. Due to it being dark and late, rescuers decided to stay with the elderly couple on the river overnight and make the journey to safely to Oxbow Park the next morning. Rescuers and the couple reached the park this morning at approximately 9:15am. Everyone was fine, just a little cold and tired. CCSO deputy transported the elderly couple to their vehicle so they could come back and retrieve their raft. When planning a rafting trip on any river, be sure to always wear a life jacket and allow yourself plenty of time to get back safely in case any emergencies occur.
Bicycle Rider Killed on 82nd Avenue - Major Crash Team Investigating
Portland Police Bureau - 07/30/16 8:39 AM
On Saturday July 30, 2016, at 8:03 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a bicycle rider struck by a driver at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Flavel Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the adult female bicycle rider who was critically injured. Life-saving efforts were not successful and she died at the scene.

The adult male driver in a box truck remained at the scene and has been cooperating with investigators.

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

The intersection of Southeast 82nd Avenue and Flavel Street will be closed in all directions for several hours. Alternate routes include 92nd Avenue and Duke Street.

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

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

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Water rescue team spends the night in the Sandy River to help rescue a rafter having medical issues
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 07/30/16 8:29 AM
Water rescue team from Clackamas Fire hiked into are more area on the Sandy River last night to help a rafter having a diabetic issue. The team treated the patient and spent the night on the river with him and will float him down to Oxbiw park this morning. They should reach Oxbow by 10:00 am and Clackamas PIO will be on scene for more information.
Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Three Adults in North Plains
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/30/16 4:03 AM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster on July 30, 2016, at approximately 1 a.m. in the 13000 block of NW Jackson School Road, North Plains, Oregon. The fire affected three adults.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. The Red Cross provides hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Fri. 07/29/16
Red Cross Responds to Multi-Family Home Fire Affecting Ten People in Seaside
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/29/16 10:43 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster on July 29, 2016, at approximately 7 p.m. in the 300 block of S. Edgewood Street in Seaside, Oregon. The fire affected nine adults and one child.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of
two home fires every day. The Red Cross provides hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
One Alarm Fire Damages Hillsboro Home (Photo)
Hillsboro Fire and Rescue - 07/29/16 10:17 PM
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(Hillsboro, Oregon) A one-alarm fire caused more than 20-thousand dollars in damages to a Hillsboro home early Friday evening. Dispatchers were alerted by neighbors and the Hillsboro airport control tower of a fire in northeast Hillsboro. When firefighters from the Jones Farm fire station arrived in the 900-block of Josephine Street shortly after 8:30, they found heavy fire on the west side of a one-story, wood framed home. The fire was racing down a fence line and extending into the trees as well as extending into the attic of the home. Firefighters quickly attacked the blaze and brought it under control in about ten minutes. There were no injuries.

Fire investigators says the blaze started in a camper trailer parked next to the home. The flames destroyed the camper, about 30 feet of fence line and damaged the homes siding, attic and roof. The interior of the home received only light water damage from firefighting efforts.

The homeowners were not at home; however, the owner said his adult son was there and heard popping noises and some neighbors yelling that his house was on fire. Both the son and the neighbors attempted to fight the fire with garden hoses before firefighters arrived.

The homeowners and son will be staying in their undamaged motorhome until repairs are made to their residence.

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Two-alarm fire displaces ten Seaside residents (Photo)
City of Seaside - 07/29/16 8:47 PM
Ten residents were displaced and close to two dozen cats were rescued from a small apartment complex fire in Seaside on the afternoon of Friday, July 29, 2016.
Ten residents were displaced and close to two dozen cats were rescued from a small apartment complex fire in Seaside on the afternoon of Friday, July 29, 2016.
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Seaside, Ore. -- July 29, 2016 -- At approximately 4:39 p.m. on Friday, July 29, Seaside Fire and Rescue responded to a structure fire at a small apartment complex at 381 S. Edgewood in Seaside. The six-unit structure had smoke coming from the back of the structure and crews quickly worked to contain the fire.

While occupants present at the time of the fire escaped unharmed, six cats died in the fire. An additional 20 cats were rescued in the small blaze, with many of them being treated for smoke inhalation.

Seaside Fire and Rescue was supported by crews from Cannon Beach Fire & Rescue, Gearhart Volunteer Fire Department as well as the Warrenton Fire Department. Additional Clatsop County resources were utilized for coverage during the fire. The cause of the blaze is currently under investigation.

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Attached Media Files: Ten residents were displaced and close to two dozen cats were rescued from a small apartment complex fire in Seaside on the afternoon of Friday, July 29, 2016. , Ten residents were displaced and close to two dozen cats were rescued from a small apartment complex fire in Seaside on the afternoon of Friday, July 29, 2016.
Vancouver Police West precinct public access update
Vancouver Police Dept. - 07/29/16 6:20 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- The Vancouver Police Department West Precinct (2800 NE Stapleton Rd.) has been temporarily closed to public access since July 1, 2016 due to a construction project at that facility. Due to an unexpected construction delay, the West precinct is remaining closed to public access until the construction project is completed.

We apologize for any inconvenience this temporary closure has caused.

All front counter services, are available at the Vancouver Police Department East Precinct (520 SE 155th Avenue) during normal office hours, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. In addition, unwanted medications may also be dropped off at the East precinct location.


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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.
Pair sentenced to prison in West Salem business burglaries.
Polk County Dist. Att. Office - 07/29/16 4:56 PM
DALLAS (OR) -- Dean Paul Huseth, 49, of Salem, was sentenced on July 28 in Polk County Circuit Court to serve 66 months in prison for committing an April, 2016 burglary and theft at Western Construction Systems in West Salem. Huseth's co-defendant, Michael Edward Hughes, 43, of Salem, was previously sentenced to 48 months in prison for his role in the commission of the crimes. The case was investigated by the Salem Police Department and prosecuted by the Polk County District Attorney's Office.
Cedaroak Boat Ramp Construction to Begin (Photo)
Oregon Marine Board - 07/29/16 3:51 PM
Boaters launching off the ramp with little traction due to silt deposits.
Boaters launching off the ramp with little traction due to silt deposits.
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The City of West Linn will be closing the Cedaroak boat ramp in mid-August for construction of a new boat ramp after nearly nine years of planning, permitting, and preparation.

The first thing boaters will notice is the removal of the asphalt, land clearing, and removal of the existing docks. Then the ramp will be demolished and the existing piles will be removed. By the end of August, the new structure will take shape, including the new ramp build-out, construction of a new infiltration swale, new piles, rail installation, and the new parking lot and ramp subgrade.

Construction is expected to run through mid-October, shortly after the fall salmon fishery opener.

Boaters are encouraged to launch at Willamette Park, Sportcraft or Meldrum Bar boat ramps.

For more information about the construction project, including design concepts, visit the Marine Board's Blog: http://wp.me/pOodC-sKc.
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Attached Media Files: Boaters launching off the ramp with little traction due to silt deposits.
Summer Art Displays in Beaverton Feature Photography, Acrylic and Watercolor Paintings (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 07/29/16 3:21 PM
“Off to Work” by Kate Ampersand. Ampersand is one of the artists featured in the city’s revolving art displays around Beaverton through Aug. This work and many others can be viewed at The Beaverton Building during office hours. Works are also displayed at
“Off to Work” by Kate Ampersand. Ampersand is one of the artists featured in the city’s revolving art displays around Beaverton through Aug. This work and many others can be viewed at The Beaverton Building during office hours. Works are also displayed at
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BEAVERTON, Ore. --The City of Beaverton's arts program is showcasing works this July and Aug. at several locations, including The Beaverton Building, Beaverton City Library main location, Murray Scholls branch library, Providence St. Vincent Hospital, Cedar Hills Recreation Center, Progress Ridge New Seasons, Bogza Coffee, and the Artisan Salon. All artwork included is for sale.


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


First Floor and Council Chambers: Mandeep Bawa
Ram Singh Bawa lives for, through and because of his passion for art. Although he has been formally displaying his paintings for fifty years in India and the U.S., it seems that this surge of imagination and an unceasing yearning for expression have blossomed in him for several lifetimes. Not a day passes by without his brush manifesting on canvas the creative outpouring of his soul's experience. To him, living up to this expectation of the spirit means more than the several awards and honors he has been bestowed with. In this show at the Beaverton City Hall, his works revolve around the depth and sensitivity of the human soul. His paintings in acrylic exude a human being's desire for inspiration and quest for spiritual meaning.


Fourth Floor: Kate Ampersand
Photographer Kate Ampersand creates images with a unique perspective, documenting her travels throughout the Pacific Northwest by recording the hidden details in the commonplace -- details that most of us don't have time to notice. She appreciates how the art of photography allows her to slow down and really see the world around us. A long-time resident of Washington County, Kate has earned multiple awards for her photography. Her work is also held in private collections in Canada and the United States, and has been featured in juried exhibitions throughout Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. She is active in several photography and camera clubs. For more information, visit www.AmpersandPlanet.com.


Fifth Floor: Robert Graves
After more than 40 years as a commercial photographer, Robert Graves has had the opportunity to see and shoot in a great variety of work environments. It was his job to go into those places, often times quite mundane, and come away with graphic, compelling images. He loved the challenge of making "visual lemon juice out of lemons." During that time he developed a style of photographing golf courses in a more artistic style -- a "painterly" look. And along the way he applied that style to a variety of landscapes from his travels. For more information, visit www.robertgravesphoto.com.


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


Main library featured artists:
Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.


John Mohney
John Mohney likes to use Northwest landscapes, seascapes and urban scenes as motifs to paint fun and entertaining paintings. Mohney enjoys painting with watercolor and is comfortable with the way it reacts on paper, noting that you can do things with it that you cannot do with other mediums. He believes artists are always changing as they experiment, learn and grow. When finding references, Mohney has a sketchbook or camera at hand to record places, scenes and people. His final pictures may come from several sketches and photo references, not necessarily from the same place. Thus, a painting may depict a northwest scene but not of a particular place.


Judy Mohney
Judy Mohney graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science, majoring and minoring in Art and Art History. She had experience in all art mediums including jewelry, sculpting and metal working but never zeroed in one particular area except Graphic Design. Graphic Design was restrictive and too tight for Mohney. After retiring, she fell in love with watercolor, pen and ink, and graphite watercolor. Mohney enjoys painting people/figures, statues which touch her heart and being loose when painting flowers. She spends hours at cemeteries looking for statues that touch her soul or make her wonder about the deceased person. In her mind, she is on a journey and feels that she is never finished or satisfied -- a learning experience where she learns something about herself and/or the reference subject.


Kathryn Delaney
Kathryn Delaney's art career started as soon as she could wield a pencil and she has never looked back. After university, she landed in the graphic department for an insurance company, where she developed an original art series of the Birds of Prey of Africa and Wild Animals of Africa for their corporate collection. She moved to the United States in the mid 80's, but by the early 90's she found herself in Holland, and spent three years in Amsterdam. Through her years, she has been in juried shows, won numerous awards, and has sold over 200 pieces of art. Delaney has been able to take 35 years of fine art experience and meld it with my strong technical knowledge to create unique and new art that can be applied to fine art, design, fabrics or wearable art. This new art medium allows her to incorporate my intense art training and experience to create extraordinary, vibrant and complex art, in a more dynamic manner than can be done traditionally. For more information, visit http://colorsplashes.com.


Lois Marchington
Lois Marchington was born into a family of artists, and has been creating art using watercolor for over 30 years. Marchington thoroughly enjoys the wonders and magic of watercolor medium. Residing in Portland, she plans to keep watercolor an integral part of her life. She learned composition and the importance of light while working side-by-side with them. Today she continues to develop her knowledge of art by attending numerous workshops and art classes. Her goals are to blend color and reflective light to capture images, and her paintings range from soft serene landscapes to brilliant color scenes.


Phyllis Meyer
Although her formal education was not in art, Phyllis Meyer's lifelong interest in art and art history pushed her to begin her art career in 1994 after retiring from the California State University's Chancellor's Office. Meyer's work ranges from impressionistic to abstract, with an emphasis on intense color, abstract shapes, and the use of calligraphic line. For a number of years, she has enjoyed painting crows -- appreciating their attitude, curiosity and intelligence. Some in this series have been avatars of human sins ("Temptation", "Avarice", and "Gluttony"). More recently Meyer has been inspired by the beauty and mystery of cave pearls which are mineral formations (oolites) found in various sizes and colors all over the world. Her hope is that viewers will find her work emotionally stimulating. For more information, visit www.artistliszt.com/phyllismeyer.


Sunny Smith
Sunny Smith holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Oregon and Oregon College of Education and spent 16 years as an elementary teacher and 11 years as a remedial reading specialist. Through the inspiration of art, music, movement, her surroundings, the human condition and other creative souls, Smith is compelled to paint. Weaving shape, color and texture around and through her subject matter, she often tells a story while following her compositional instincts and goals. Her series is comprised of a variety of mostly acrylic paintings with some degree of abstraction -- including figurative, landscape, and non-objective works. For more information, visit www.sunnypaintstudio.com.


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


Anne Price Yates
Plein air painting in Provence in 2000 and 2001 influenced Anne Price Yates' impressionist style, evident in her French landscapes. In the fall of 2001, the four French-Impressionist-style paintings she entered in the professional division of the Desert Empire Fair's art competition in Ridgecrest, California, took first, second, and third place as well as honorable mention. Her work has been exhibited and sold in California, New York City, and Oregon. Yates' fascination with art began as soon as she could hold a pencil. While enrolled in the Carnegie Museum of Art's special Saturday program for young artists in Pittsburgh, she began experimenting with oil, acrylic, and casein paints. At age14, she was among the youngest of 16 students who were tapped to research, design, and paint four large murals for a major exhibition of Medieval and Renaissance Arms and Armor at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh. She majored in art at Florida State University, and continued to study figure painting and portraiture in San Francisco and the Seattle area. Today she continues to paint with oil, acrylic, and watercolor. Although Reflections of a Fall 2010 barge cruise in France can be observed in some of her current oil paintings, she continues to paint Oregon landscapes.


Lana L. Nelson
Lana L. Nelson has always had an interest in creating. Early on it was expressed through music, dance, costume design, and crafts while earning a degree in Parks and Recreation Administration; then planning and managing customer service, customer information and graphic way finding for public transportation for 30 years. But nothing has called to her more than wanting to paint with oil. After a long and rewarding career, she decided her next chapter in life should finally include oil painting. Nelson continues to participate in a variety of workshops, critiques and shows and is delighted that her eyes have learned to see more keenly the beauty of nature and the world around us. The abundance of possibilities for capturing a feeling or a concept onto a canvas excites her every day. For her, there is both anxiety and thrill in facing an empty white canvas and building step by step an image that brings pleasure and joy. There is nothing to compare with someone liking a painting enough to take it home with them. For more information, visit www.LanaLNelson.com.


Laura Hopper
During her career as a teacher, Laura Hopper included lots of relevant art activities in everything she taught, from kindergarten to junior high computer classes. Since retirement, she has enjoyed the freedom to paint often and has shared her creative spirit and love of watercolor with all ages through numerous classes and friendly gatherings around her dining room table. For many years she set up and sold at outdoor markets in Florida, Hillsboro, Orenco, and Portland's Pearl District. Though she enjoys painting a wide variety of subjects, at times she was known for her giraffe and turtle paintings. She is an active member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, the Village Gallery of Arts in Cedar Mill, and Valley Art in Forest Grove. When time allows, Laura still does a few art shows and teaches an occasional watercolor class. For more information, visit www.villagegalleryarts.org/laura-hopper.


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


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: “Off to Work” by Kate Ampersand. Ampersand is one of the artists featured in the city’s revolving art displays around Beaverton through Aug. This work and many others can be viewed at The Beaverton Building during office hours. Works are also displayed at
Stouts Creek Fire: One year later
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/29/16 2:47 PM
One year ago, a careless act sparked a wildfire near the community of Milo that changed the course of the summer for firefighters, community members and landowners. Multiple homes in the path of the fire were evacuated as the fire went on to burn thousands of acres of timberland and critical wildlife habitat. This fire became known as the Stouts Creek Fire.

Fire investigators working on the Stouts Creek Fire determined that the fire was human caused and related to an individual mowing dry grass. Investigators discovered that the responsible party violated the Public Use Fire Restrictions by mowing dry grass during prohibited hours. Under Oregon law, those found to be willful, malicious, or negligent in the cause and spread of a wildfire are liable for the complete cost of suppressing the fire. Because of this, the Oregon Department of Forestry will be billing the responsible party for the cost of suppressing the Stouts Creek Fire, which is estimated in excess of $37 million.

"It's critical that everyone living, working or recreating in wildland areas know and follow the Public Use Fire Restrictions that are in place throughout the summer," said Melvin Thornton, district manager for the Douglas Forest Protective Association.

"Individuals that are found to be in violation of the regulations will be cited and if a fire results from their actions, they may be held liable for all fire suppression costs," he said.

Currently, Public Use Fire Restrictions are in effect throughout the entire Douglas District and include restrictions on mowing dry grass, non-industrial chainsaw use, the cutting, grinding and welding of metal, off road driving, campfires, debris burning, fireworks, smoking, and electrical fence controllers. State law also prohibits the use of exploding targets, tracer ammunition and sky lanterns during fire season. For a detailed list of restrictions, visit www.dfpa.net or call DFPA's 24-hour information line at 541-672-0379.

The Stouts Creek Fire ignited on July 30, 2015, and went on to burn 26,452 acres of private, BLM, and National Forest lands.
Street Closures for 2016 High Street Hustle
City of Salem - 07/29/16 2:38 PM
The 2nd Annual High Street Hustle will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016. The event includes 70s costumes, local food, drink, and entertainment. Last year's event raised nearly $30,000 for heart disease and education in Polk and Marion Counties.

The High Street Hustle includes an 8K, 5K, and 1K fun run and walk. Event information can be found at: https:/runsignup.com/Race/OR/Salem/HighStreetHustle.

The event will close the following streets (see map for the run route):

Court Street NE between 12th Street NE and High Street NE--4:30 a.m. to Noon
High Street NE between Court Street NE and Waldo Avenue SE--7:15 a.m. to 9 a.m.
State Street between Liberty Street NE and Winter Street NE--7:15 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Ferry Street SE between Liberty Street SE and 12th Street SE--7:15 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Trade Street SE between Liberty Street SE and 12th Street SE--7:15 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Southbound off-ramp from Hwy 22 to Front Street SE--7:15 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Note: All the side streets that intersect the run route will be closed at the run route.


Attached Media Files: 2016-07/1081/96495/High_St_Hustle_Revised_Map.pdf
Bank Robbery Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Eliot Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 07/29/16 1:37 PM
On Friday July 29, 2016, at 1:16 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the Albina Community Bank, located at 2002 Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted bank employees who told police that the suspect was armed with a knife as he demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bank without incident.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s to 30s, wearing a green t-shirt and jeans.

Officers and a Canine Unit are searching the area for the suspect.

Anyone seeing the suspect should call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information should call Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405, or the Portland Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at 503-224-4181.

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C-TRAN Takes You to Summer's Best Party for Free
C-TRAN - 07/29/16 1:34 PM
C-TRAN will again provide free shuttle service to this year's Clark County Fair. Shuttles will start running at noon each day of the fair, which kicks off Friday, August 5, and continues through Sunday, August 14. Buses will take riders directly to the fairgrounds' east entrance from six locations: Vancouver Mall Transit Center, 99th Street Transit Center, Fisher's Landing Transit Center, La Center Park & Ride, Ridgefield Park & Ride, and Battle Ground (at Fairgrounds Avenue, just east of the Battle Ground Community Center).

In addition to free service, anyone who rides a shuttle can receive a coupon for $1 off fair admission at the gate.

C-TRAN offered free shuttle service to the Clark County Fair in 2015, resulting in a 20 percent increase in ridership to the event over the previous year. The C-TRAN Board of Directors in May voted to offer free shuttle service to the fair again in 2016 as part of our continued efforts to boost ridership and serve the community.

This year's service will also include free early-bird shuttles to the fair's annual opening day pancake breakfast on Friday, August 5. Buses will leave beginning at 8 a.m. from Fisher's Landing, Vancouver Mall and 99th Street transit centers, 8:30 a.m. from Battle Ground and La Center, and 8:40 a.m. from Ridgefield. Shuttles will continue operating until approximately 11 a.m. Regular shuttle service to the fair will begin at noon and continue past 11 p.m. each day. Full shuttle schedules are available online at www.c-tran.com.

C-TRAN is a proud sponsor of the Clark County Fair, and we'll have staff on hand at our bus booth throughout the event. People are encouraged to stop by for special giveaways and information, or just to say hello.

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 website at www.c-tran.com, or call Customer Service at (360) 695-0123.
David H. Anderson Begins Tenure as NW Natural CEO (Photo)
NW Natural - 07/29/16 11:35 AM
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Grant Yoshihara promoted to senior vice president

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Board of Directors of Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE: NWN), dba NW Natural, has approved the appointment of David H. Anderson as CEO of the company, in addition to his current role as president, effective Aug. 1.

Anderson succeeds Gregg Kantor who is retiring after holding the CEO position since 2009.

Anderson will also join NW Natural's board of directors. "David Anderson is ready and enthusiastic to lead this 157-year-old company," said Tod Hamachek, chairman of NW Natural's Board, which voted on the promotion at its July meeting. "David's strong financial, operational and leadership skills will be key assets to ensuring NW Natural's continued success in the coming years."

"It's an honor to be the next CEO of this company and to lead our employees who are so committed to delivering natural gas to our customers safely, reliably and affordably each day," said Anderson. "I intend to uphold this company's strong legacy of customer service and community support as we move ahead."

Anderson joined NW Natural in 2004 as senior vice president and chief financial officer. In 2013, he was elected executive vice president of Operations and Regulation. In 2014, Anderson was promoted to president and chief operating officer. Prior to joining NW Natural, he served in various executive positions at TXU Corporation (formally Texas Utilities) including chief accounting officer of the parent company and chief financial officer of TXU Gas.

Anderson is a director on the Portland State University Foundation Board, the Portland Business Alliance, Oregon Business Council and Greater Portland, Inc. He is a past board member of the Northwest Gas Association and a past chair of the American Gas Association (AGA) Finance Committee, the AGA Fiscal and Tax Committee, and the Association of Oregon Industries Fiscal Policy Committee. Anderson holds a BBA in Accounting from Texas Tech University and is a CPA (Ret.) and CGMA.

At its July meeting, the board of directors also promoted Grant Yoshihara to senior vice president of Operations. Yoshihara will report to Anderson.
Yoshihara has been with NW Natural since 1991, serving in the roles of vice president of Utility Operations, general manager of Consumer Services and managing director of Utility Services.

Yoshihara is a member of the American Gas Association Operations Section Executive Committee. He also serves on the boards of the Multnomah Athletic Club and the Japan-America Society of Oregon. Yoshihara holds bachelor and master's degrees in nuclear engineering from Oregon State University and an MBA from the University of Oregon. He is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Oregon.

About NW Natural
NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and provides natural gas service to about 718,000 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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Attached Media Files: David H. Anderson
Small amount of explosives located in Yachats, OR and destroyed by the OSP Explosives Unit. (Photo)
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - 07/29/16 11:30 AM
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On July 28th at about 1137 hours family members of a deceased person were cleaning out property from the home in Yachats when they reporting finding illegal fireworks. The Yachats Fire Department responded to dispose of the fireworks, but discovered the items were explosive rocket making substances and requested the Oregon State Police Explosives Unit to respond. A Lincoln County Sheriff's Office sergeant responded. A 300 feet diameter area around the home was evacuated. Members of the Oregon Department Of Transportation responded and stood by to close Highway 101, but the closure was not necessary

The OSP Explosives Unit arrived and seized the explosive substances for later destruction. The small amount of substances were stored in unmarked containers and had been obtained and stored there by the previously deceased person. They substances were consistent with recreational unlawful small rocket building.

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Respectfully submitted by:

Mark Meister, Sergeant
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
225 W. Olive St.
Newport, Oregon 97365
Phone: 541-265-0684
Fax: 541-265-4917
mmeister@co.lincoln.or.us


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Oregon Dairy Farmers Association Urges Assistance from USDA Secretary Vilsack for Dairy farmers
Oregon Dairy Farmers Assn. - 07/29/16 10:51 AM
Salem, Oregon (THURSDAY, July 28, 2016) -- Today, a letter signed by 57 members of Congress from both the House and Senate was sent to USDA Tom Secretary Vilsack asking for assistance for dairy producers struggling with declining milk prices. Specifically, the members are asking for the USDA to use its authority under the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act to expand and maintain U.S. domestic markets.

"Oregon's dairy farmers are struggling with the 40% decline in milk prices we are receiving today. The Oregon Dairy Farmers Association championed this Bi-Partisan, Bi-Cameral effort and especially appreciate the support from four of Oregon's Congressional Members: Senators Merkley and Wyden together with Congressman Schrader and Congresswoman Bonamici", said ODFA President Chad Allen.

Oregon was home to more than 1,000 dairy farms at its prime. Today, only 228 dairy farms remain in business in 21 of Oregon's 36 counties. Oregon's Dairies are family businesses. These businesses contributed more than $650 million dollars to Oregon's economy in 2014. Unfortunately, the decline in milk price is putting tremendous pressure on these farmers. "We are anxiously awaiting the signal from Secretary Vilsack that he will bring to bear all of his statutory authority to address the issues to bring meaningful relief," said Tammy Dennee, ODFA Legislative Director.

Farm milk prices have dropped 40 percent since 2014, due to both an increase in U.S. production levels and changes in the European Union's regulation of milk production. In vastly different dairy market regions of the United States, farmers are facing similar margin shortfalls while still adjusting to changes in federal dairy support programs from the 2014 Farm Bill. The Secretary of Agriculture has the authority, under the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act, to expand and maintain U.S. domestic markets. By taking such action, the USDA can make an immediate market injection to directly and equally support struggling dairy farmers nationwide.

The full text of the letter is available online and below:

July 28, 2016

The Honorable Tom Vilsack?
Secretary of Agriculture?
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.?
Washington, D.C. 20250

Dear Secretary Vilsack:

We write today to express our concern about the troubling economic challenges facing U.S. dairy farmers and the entire U.S. dairy industry. We have seen farm milk prices drop forty percent since 2014 and in May the nation's cheese stocks were recorded at their highest level since the data was first recorded in 1917. Current expectations are that the dairy market will continue to struggle with depressed prices and we seek your help as we search for ways to swiftly assist our nation's struggling dairy farmers.

Our dairy farmers have been hit extremely hard by low farm milk prices that have resulted in sharply reduced incomes, which is placing our nation's dairy industry in an extremely vulnerable position. A number of factors have contributed to this crisis. U.S. milk production has increased almost two percent above last year's level, while global milk production is up significantly, partly as a result of the European Union's decision to remove its milk production quotas and the loss of their export market to Russia. Furthermore, we are seeing an increase in production in other major milk-producing countries that have led to these depressed prices globally. All of this comes as our dairy farmers are still adjusting to the new Farm Bill, and the many changes that were made to our dairy support programs.

We are deeply concerned that U.S. dairy farmers, who are a key part of our agriculture community and agriculture economy, are in greater need of stability and support as they face these significantly lower prices, which for many are below their actual cost of production. As this industry is reeling from low prices, a glut of imports, challenges in our export markets, and poor economic growth projections we urge the USDA to use its secretarial authority under the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act (15 U.S.C. 714c), Section 32 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1935 (7 U.S.C. 612c), and look to past precedent for how to take action to protect all of our nation's dairy farmers from further crisis and to aid in the expansion and maintenance of domestic markets. We encourage USDA to take any and all actions available in order to make an immediate market injection and offer financial assistance that will directly support U.S. dairy farmers equally, while being cautious to not stimulate overproduction further.

The family business of dairy farming has long been woven into our nation's agricultural history. Across the country, in all 50 states, dairy farms large and small are economic drivers providing local jobs and local products. During the 2009 dairy collapse, we saw far too many families have to sell off their cows and close the doors for good. Through the support of USDA, we can hopefully prevent many farms from needing to make that same difficult decision today and we hope you will work to support all of our dairy farmers across the country. ?

We look forward to working closely with you in determining the best course of action to take in managing the current dairy industry financial crisis. Thank you for taking the time to address this important matter. ?

Sincerely,

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT)
Sen. Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-PA)
Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
Sen. Kelly A. Ayotte (R-NH)
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
Sen. Susan M. Collins (R-ME)
Sen. Al Franken (D-MN)
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)
Sen. Angus S. King, Jr. (I-ME)
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-MA)
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO)
Sen. Jeffrey A. Merkley (D-OR)
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD)
Sen. Christopher S. Murphy (D-CT)
Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI)
Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-VT)
Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY)
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)
Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA)
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)
Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY)
Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA)
Rep. Ryan A. Costello (R-PA)
Rep. John K. Delaney (D-MD)
Rep. Suzan K. DelBenne (D-WA)
Rep. Elizabeth H. Esty (D-CT)
Rep. Christopher P. Gibson (R-NY)
Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD)
Rep. John Katko (R-NY)
Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA)
Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI)
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ)
Rep. Ann MCLane Kuster (D-NH)
Rep. James R. Langevin (D-RI)
Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM)
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY)
Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA)
Rep. James P. McGovern (D-MA)
Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA)
Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA)
Rep. Richard E. Neal (D-MA)
Rep. Collin C. Peterson (D-MN)
Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME)
Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI)
Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR)
Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO)
Rep. Elise M. Stefanik (R-NY)
Rep. Glenn 'GT' Thompson (R-PA)
Rep. Timothy J. Walz (D-MN)
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT)
Battle Ground TBD: Maintaining Streets -- Preserving Investment (Photo)
City of Battle Ground - 07/29/16 10:48 AM
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City of Battle Ground street maintenance and preservation projects, underway this summer, are funded by residents of the city through a $20 TBD (Transportation Benefit District) fee assessed on vehicle tabs. The collection of TBD fees became effective in July of 2015 as a means to preserve the public's investment in streets. The revenue created, approximately $220,000 annually, cannot be diverted from its sole purpose of transportation infrastructure improvement projects within the City of Battle Ground.

This year's projects include the crack and slurry sealing of nearly 4 miles of neighborhood streets (map attached) and renewed traffic lane striping throughout the city.

The crack and slurry sealing process protects streets from damaging water intrusion which would otherwise lead to potholes and eventual failure of the roadway. Crews began the project last week by applying asphalt rubber sealant to cracks in the streets. Slurry sealing, the application of a rock/oil mixture from curb to curb on the entire street, will take place in mid to late August and will complete the project.

Street maintenance and preservation, through the crack and slurry sealing process, should occur within 10-15 years of a street's construction. Doing so is the most cost effective method for extending the life of pavement. A street left unmaintained after that timeline will deteriorate rapidly and necessitate a more detailed and expensive method of repair. Just like a car that needs regularly scheduled oil changes, a street needs regular maintenance to function properly and meet its expected 50-year life span.

The city recognizes that many streets are in need of maintenance and repair. The usable life of a paved street is dependent on when and how it was constructed, how much it is used, its exposure to the elements, and preventive maintenance. Streets in Battle Ground range from one or two years old to several decades old. City engineers assess each roadway prior to choosing the appropriate and most cost effective method of maintenance or repair. The crack and slurry sealing process, while least costly, would not be the appropriate method to repair some older streets. Some streets necessitate a more expensive process referred to as mill and fill where the top surface of the roadway is milled away and replaced with fresh asphalt. Other roads, such as the portion of South Parkway between Rasmussen and Eaton, require complete reconstruction to remove and replace a failing base.

A decline in traditional sources of revenue for street projects and the recent recession created a budget environment that deferred significant amounts of street maintenance. The new TBD-generated revenue of about $220,000 annually allows the city to better maintain city roadways and leverage additional state and federal funding. In 2017 TBD funds of approximately $65,000 will be used as a local match in order to receive nearly $370,000 of state funding to complete a portion of the South Parkway Improvement Project.

For up-to-date information about ongoing street projects, follow the city's Facebook page at CityofBGWA. Information about the Battle Ground TBD, a map of this year's projects, and managing assets through street maintenance and preservation is available on the city's website at www.cityofbg.org/streets.


Attached Media Files: City crews apply crack sealant , Project Map , Managing Assets - Pavement
Governor's Commission on Senior Services is meeting with the Oregon Disabilities Commission, Thursday, August 11 in Keizer
Oregon Department of Human Services - 07/29/16 10:40 AM
The Governor's Commission on Senior Services and the Oregon Disabilities Commission will meet Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Human Services Building, 3406 Cherry Ave., Room 123 in Keizer. The meeting is open to the public.

The agenda includes: commission business; public comment; Legislative update; discussion on how Advocacy and Development is reshaping its approach to Senate Bill 21; per diem allowance refresher; discussion on how the commissions can collaborate; presentation from the Home Care Home Choice Program; updates on Aging and People with Disabilities programs, including service level priorities, live-in program and the budget; an update and marketing brainstorming session for the Oregon Conference on Aging; information on the Pendleton Meet and Greet.

People also can call into the meeting or attend through a webinar: Conference line: 888-363-4735 code: 3439085; or https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/52446762.

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

For questions about the meeting, please contact: Rebecca Arce, policy analyst at Rebecca.E.Arce@state.or.us.
Vancouver Police investigate car fire
Vancouver Police Dept. - 07/29/16 9:22 AM
Vancouver, Wash. --On July 29, 2016 at approximately 4:10 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to the Sir James Apartments located at 11022 NE 18th Street after several callers to 911 reported hearing sounds of an explosion. When officers arrived they located an unoccupied car on fire in the parking lot. Vancouver Police Arson detectives and the Vancouver Fire Marshal are investigating.

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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.
Oregon Health Policy Board to meet August 2 in Portland at OHSU
Oregon Health Authority - 07/29/16 9:08 AM
July 27, 2016

Contact: Alissa Robins 503-490-6590 or Robb Cowie 503-421-7684 (media inquiries)
Jeff Scroggin, 541-999-6983 (meeting information or accommodations)

Includes discussions and possible action regarding nurse home visiting as well as updates and discussion regarding hospital transformation performance, health insurance survey data and CCO performance

The Oregon Health Policy Board will hold its monthly meeting August 2 in Portland. The meeting will be held at the OHSU Center for Health and Healing. The Board will hear regular updates as well as take action regarding nurse home visiting and discuss health system performance and status reports.

When: Tuesday, August 2, 8:30 a.m. -- 12 p.m.

Where: OHSU Center for Health & Healing, 3303 SW Bond Ave., third floor, Room 4. The meeting will also be available via live web stream. A link to the live stream and a recording of the meeting will be posted on the board's meeting page at www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/2016-OHPB-Meetings.aspx. Members of the public can also call in to listen by dialing 1-888-808-6929, participant code 915042#.

Agenda:

--Welcome;
--Director's Report;
--Nurse Home Visiting Update;
--Oregon Health Insurance Survey;
--CCO Metrics 2015 Final Report;
--Hospital Transformation Performance Project Report;
--Public testimony.

For more information on the meeting, visit the board's meeting page at www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/2016-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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Centennial School District Governing Board Retreat Notice for August 1, 2016
Centennial Sch. Dist. - 07/29/16 8:47 AM
The Centennial School District Board of Directors will hold a retreat on Monday, August 1, 2016, starting at 3:00 pm in the district office board room.

The agenda for the retreat includes the following topics:
1. Opening Activity
2. District Goal Planning and Setting
3. Introduction to Superintendent's Work Plan for 2016/2017
4. Transgender Accommodations
5. Debrief of Bond Election
6. Radon and Lead Update
7. Superintendent Hiring Process Review

The agenda for this retreat may be viewed on the School Board page of the Centennial School District website (www.csd28j.org).
Thu. 07/28/16
Two Killed In Highway 213 Crash North Of Silverton- Clackamas County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/28/16 11:27 PM
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On July 28, 2016 at about 4:15PM OSP Troopers and emergency crews responded to the report of a two vehicle, head-on collision on Highway 213 near milepost 22 (near Scotts Mill).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2003 Toyota Sienna van was traveling southbound when it drifted off the roadway, lost control and came back onto the highway. The Toyota crossed the centerline at an angle where it was struck on the passenger side by a northbound 1999 Acura sedan.

The driver of the Toyota and his front passenger, both adult males, were pronounced deceased on scene. An adult female and a two year old (passengers in the Toyota) were taken to Oregon Health and Sciences (OHSU) for non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Acura was also taken to OHSU for non-life threatening injuries.

Highway 213 was closed for approximately four hours while the investigation was conducted. OSP was assisted by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Silverton Fire, Monitor Fire, Molalla Fire and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

More information will be released as it becomes available.


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Fire restrictions go into effect on local forestlands Friday
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/28/16 11:06 PM
On Friday, July 29, the Oregon Department of Forestry's West Oregon District will increase restrictions on forest activities due to rising fire danger. The "Regulated-Use" closure is specifically geared to reduce the chance of wildfires starting from public activities in forested areas. The restrictions include the following activities:

- Smoking is prohibited while traveling, except in vehicles on improved roads.
- Open fires are prohibited, including campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires and warming fires, except at designated locations. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed.
- Chainsaw use is prohibited.
- Use of motor vehicles, including motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, is prohibited, except on improved roads or for the commercial culture and harvest of agricultural crops.
- Possession of the following firefighting equipment is required while traveling, except on state highways, county roads and driveways: one shovel and one gallon of water or one operational 2-?1/2 lb. or larger fire extinguisher.
- Use of fireworks is prohibited.
- Cutting, grinding and welding of metal is prohibited.
- Mowing of dried and cured grass with power-driven equipment is prohibited between the hours of 1 p.m. and 8 p.m., except for the commercial culture and harvest of agricultural crops.

Fire season was declared on the West Oregon District on July 5. This declaration primarily affects forest operations, such as logging sites, by requiring firefighting equipment on site and the use of precautionary measures against fire. The declaration of fire season also prohibits the use of tracer ammunition, exploding targets and sky lanterns on forestland protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry.

The "Regulated-Use" closure extends restrictions and preventative measures to the public on all private and Bureau of Land Management forestlands in Benton, Lincoln, Polk and southern Yamhill counties.

As the summer progresses, conditions in the forest will get warmer and drier, pushing the fire danger up. The intent of the Regulated-Use closure is to limit some of the potential ignition sources of forest fires. Human activities continue to be the top cause of forest fires.

West Oregon District's neighboring areas are also in Regulated-Use Restrictions.

For further information on the public use restrictions, please do not hesitate to contact the Oregon Department of Forestry during normal business hours.
Benton County: Philomath Office -- 541-929-3266
Lincoln County: Toledo Office -- 541-336-2273
Polk County or Yamhill County: Dallas Office -- 503-934-8146
Police Actively Searching For Armed Suspect South Of Salem - Marion County
Oregon State Police - 07/28/16 10:45 PM
On July 28, 2016 at about 7:15PM, an OSP Trooper spotted a stolen vehicle in the area of Interstate 5 and Delaney Road SE. Prior to backup units arriving in the area, the vehicle came to a stop and the driver fled on foot. An adult male passenger was detained and stated the driver was armed with a handgun.

Witnesses observed the male running south along Interstate 5. Additional troopers, Salem Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff's Office responded to assist. A perimeter was established and a search of the area began. The suspect was described as a black male wearing a black tank top with the number "7" on the back.

A police canine track led to a vacant residence at 8232 Squirrel Hill Road. Police discovered a door on the residence had been recently kicked in. Efforts were made to contact any occupants inside the residence without success.

The OSP SWAT Team has been activated and will respond to clear the residence. The public is asked to avoid this area on Squirrel Hill Road. More information will be released when it becomes available.
Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Four people in Portland
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/28/16 9:47 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster on July 28, 2016 at approximately 8:30 p.m. in the 12000 block of East Burnside in Portland. The fire affected one adult, and three children.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. The Red Cross provides hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 9-Year-Old Boy in Southeast Portland (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/28/16 7:58 PM
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9-year-old Alan Lopez has been found safe at a friend's house in the area of Southeast 122nd Avenue and Lincoln Street.

The Bureau would like to thank the public for sharing this information.

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The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help to locate 9-year-old Alan Lopez, missing since 2:30 p.m. today.

Alan was last seen in the area of his residence, located in the 1900 block of Southeast 122nd Avenue. Alan was seen riding his purple, green and white BMX bicycle.

Alan is described as a male Hispanic, 5' tall, medium build, wearing a black Trailblazers t-shirt and khaki pants.

Police have no indication of any foul play and officers are continuing to search the area.

Anyone seeing Alan should immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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Family Statement: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol assisting in search for missing swimmer off Ackerman Island (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/28/16 7:42 PM
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The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is passing along the following statement on behalf of the family of John David Martin:


"Our family is devastated by the loss of John. He was everyone's very best friend. His loss will ripple through this and future family generations.

We would like to thank the US Coast Guard and the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, along with the many other agencies who did all they could to rescue John, and later when they tried to recover him. We know everyone did all they could, with all their assets to bring us hope and peace.

We also want to thank the media who we know needs to finish this story with dignity, for respecting our privacy during this torturous hardship. The media who has shown up at his home has graciously left without an incident, which is very appreciated.

This family of ours is full of love, and knows the grace of God during times like these. On these things we can rely. "



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Final Update: MCSO Dive team completed searching the area around Ackerman Island shortly before 3:00 p.m. Search efforts were unsuccessful. Further recovery efforts have been suspended pending new information or developments.

Missing Person Flyer attached.

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Update2: The MCSO Dive team commenced search operations near Ackerman Island shortly before 10:00 a.m. in the area of the last reported location of the missing swimmer, identified as John David Martin, Age 50, of Portland, OR. The MCSO Dive Team is continuing search efforts this afternoon and once complete will assess any next steps in recovery efforts.

Updates will be provided when more information is available.

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Update1: Shortly before 11:00 p.m. emergency rescue personnel suspended search and rescue efforts for the missing swimmer. The Sheriff's Office has begun preparing for recovery efforts to commence in the morning with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Dive Team. Rescue boats from Portland Fire, Gresham Fire, Vancouver Fire, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, and a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter were involved in search and rescue efforts. Emergency crews utilized sidescan sonar, FLIR and dragbars as they searched the river areas near the swimmer's last reported location as they attempted to locate him. The U.S. Coast Guard helicopter also covered Ackerman Island in case the swimmer had made it back to shore on another part of the island.

No further updates are expected until dive operations commence in the morning.

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This evening, Wednesday July 27, 2016, MCSO River Patrol deputies responded to the report of a missing swimmer off the north side of Ackerman Island shortly before 9:00 p.m. MCSO River Patrol, Vancouver Fire, Gresham Fire and Portland Fire rescue boats also responded to the scene. Rescue boats are currently searching the waters north of Ackerman Island for the missing swimmer. The U.S. Coast Guard has also dispatched a helicopter to assist in the search.

Preliminary reports indicate the swimmer, an adult male in his 50's, who was on the island with family members was attempting to retrieve their boat which had become unanchored from the shore on Ackerman Island and drifted out towards the channel. Reports indicate he swam back and forth to the boat several times before disappearing from view. Rescue efforts are continuing at this time.

Updates will be provided when more information is available.

Media staging is near Chinook Landing. PIO is on scene.


Attached Media Files: Missingflyer , CP1 , Dive2 , Dive1
Garage fire threatened home/trees (Photo)
Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue - 07/28/16 5:44 PM
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Cowlitz County, WA- Firefighters from Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue responded to a structure fire Wednesday night in the 400 block of Nevada Dr at 10:21. A detached garage, that had been converted to a living space, had caught fire and was threatening the one and a half story home and nearby trees. Fire crews arrived to a fully involved garage fire; the owner was trying to extinguish the fire with a garden hose. Fire crews knocked down the fire in 10 minutes. Three fire engines, a water tender, and a chief officer responded to the call. A department of Natural Resources overhead and Public Utilities District personnel also responded. The cause of the fire is under investigation; no injuries were reported. Fire officials estimate damage to the garage and its contents at $31,000.


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Four Fire Departments Converge On Two Alarm Fire In Lebanon (Photo)
Lebanon Fire District - 07/28/16 5:17 PM
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The Lebanon Fire District received mutual aid from three surrounding departments as they battled a two alarm grass fire in a cut wheat field near Ridge Drive on Thursday afternoon. The fire, which consumed 28 acres, was believed to have been started during harvesting operations. With temperatures hovering around 93 degrees and humidity below 30%, fire conditions were not favorable for firefighters. The first alarm came in at 2:56 pm and a second alarm was called at 2:59 pm while units were still en route to the fire as a large black header was visible near the west side of Peterson's Butte. Firefighters from Albany, Halsey, and Tangent Fire responded to assist the Lebanon crews and had the fire under control in about 30 minutes. Crews were on scene for approximately two and a half hours mopping up hot spots. There were no firefighter or civilian injuries.

For HD video visit the LFD YouTube Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjTxDBuPbD3DPAybCkCgEvg

For HD photos visit the LFD Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/LebanonFireDistrict/


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Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue to Ban Outdoor Burning (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 07/28/16 4:56 PM
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The Washington County Fire Defense Board, in cooperation with the Oregon Department of Forestry, has enacted a burn ban in Washington County effective Friday, July 29th, 2016 at 0100.

Following that decision, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue will ban all outdoor open burning throughout our jurisdiction, including areas served by TVF&R in Multnomah, Clackamas and Yamhill Counties, effective at the same time.

The Burn Ban includes the following:
1. All backyard or open burning (of branches, yard debris, etc.).
2. All agricultural burning (agricultural wastes, crops, etc.).
3. All land clearing or slash burning

The Burn Ban does not include:
1. Small backyard recreational fire pits (maximum 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet high) with clean, dry firewood, natural gas or similar.
2. Outdoor fireplaces and portable fireplaces (chimineas, etc.) with clean, dry firewood, briquettes, propane gas or similar.
3. Permitted fireworks displays.

Individuals intending to burn in this manner should use extreme caution, and all combustible vegetation and materials should be cleared from the area. Additionally, all recreational fires must be constantly tended until the fire is fully extinguished.

If conditions worsen, TVF&R may ban recreational fires as well. The burn ban will remain in effect until weather conditions minimize fire danger.


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Battle Ground schools board approves bond for November ballot (Photo)
Battle Ground Sch. Dist. - 07/28/16 4:19 PM
Battle Ground Public Schools Board of Directors: (left to right) Ken Root, Stephanie McClintock, Monty Anderson, Mavis Nickels, and Jim Pegoraro
Battle Ground Public Schools Board of Directors: (left to right) Ken Root, Stephanie McClintock, Monty Anderson, Mavis Nickels, and Jim Pegoraro
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Battle Ground Public Schools' Board of Directors voted 4-0 by roll call Monday night to put a school construction bond on the November 8 general election ballot.

The proposition authorizes the district to issue general obligation bonds up to $80 million to build replacement campuses, a new campus, and replacement buildings and make renovations and improvements. The board had held work sessions for consideration of the bond measure prior to the vote.

The board based the bond resolution on Phase I of the district's recently approved long-range facilities plan, which was developed over the last 18 months by community volunteers and district representatives on the Facilities Improvement Team. The team sought community input during the process through community engagement surveys.

Board members agreed that the recommendations provided by the Facilities Improvement Team through the long-range facilities plan would provide improved facilities while maintaining a predictable tax structure for taxpayers. "It's a well-thought-out plan that meets our needs," said Stephanie McClintock, director of District 5.

Specific projects on the bond include
>The replacement of Glenwood Heights Primary and Laurin Middle campus
>The replacement of Pleasant Valley Primary and Middle campus
>The replacement of Prairie High School 500-900 buildings
>The renovation of Amboy Middle's gym and 300 building
>Construction of a new K-4,5-8 campus in the southeast corner of the district to address overcrowding and enrollment growth
>Safety, technology, educational, infrastructure, and athletic improvements throughout the district

Some of the projects would qualify to receive state funding assistance. The projected, local tax rate for the bond is 45 cents per $1,000 of current assessed value. This rate is subject to change based on assessed values.

The board also approved the appointment of volunteers to the Pro and Con Committees. The committees will prepare arguments advocating for voter approval (Pro) or voter rejection (Con) for the fall voters' pamphlet. The district is required to provide an opportunity for volunteers to prepare pro and con arguments for the pamphlet in the general election ballot.

The election will be Nov. 8 with ballots available Oct. 21.

More information about the Battle Ground Public Schools long-range facilities plan is available on the district's website: battlegroundps.org. District administrators and board members are available to answer questions and share additional details about the proposed bond. To schedule an informative presentation for your community or organization or civic club, please call the district office at 360-885-5300.

Links
BGPS School Board Bond Resolution: http://www.boarddocs.com/wa/bgps/Board.nsf/files/ABZUHX7C345E/$file/Resolution%20L-16%20Bond%20Election.pdf

BGPS Guide to the Long-Range Facilities Plan:
https://battlegroundps.uberflip.com/i/705564-2016-guide-to-long-range-facilities-plan

BGPS Long-Range Facilities Plan:
http://www.battlegroundps.org/about-us/capital-facilities-plan


Attached Media Files: Battle Ground Public Schools Board of Directors: (left to right) Ken Root, Stephanie McClintock, Monty Anderson, Mavis Nickels, and Jim Pegoraro
Watch live, local election results on CVTV channel 23, CVTV.org
City of Vancouver - 07/28/16 3:45 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- Clark/Vancouver Television (CVTV), local government cable channel 23, will provide the only live, local election night television coverage in Clark County starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2.

Viewers can tune to Comcast channel 23 for up-to-the-minute Clark County election results, analysis and commentary. Live streaming CVTV election coverage will also be available to viewers online at www.cvtv.org.

Michael Wilson, senior associate for Westby Associates and former Vancouver City Councilmember, and Kelly Love, public relations and communications consultant for Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, will conduct candidate interviews from the 6th Floor Hearings Room at the Clark County Public Service Center.

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

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Beaverton Celebrates Summer with Flicks by the Fountain and Neighborhood Movie Nights (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 07/28/16 3:11 PM
The City of Beaverton will host three outdoor movie nights in Aug., starting Aug. 4 at Carolwood Park with Brave. Each movie night will also feature live entertainment and special activities. (Photo/City of Beaverton)
The City of Beaverton will host three outdoor movie nights in Aug., starting Aug. 4 at Carolwood Park with Brave. Each movie night will also feature live entertainment and special activities. (Photo/City of Beaverton)
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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The City of Beaverton will host three outdoor movie nights in August. In addition to this year's Flicks by the Fountain at City Park, two Neighborhood Association Committees (NACs) will bring movies directly to their neighborhoods.


All movies are free and begin at dusk, with pre-movie activities and entertainment.


Thursday, Aug. 4: Brave (PG)
Location: Carolwood Park, SW Carolwood Drive and SW Carlsbad Drive
Time: Entertainment starts at 7 p.m.; movie starts at 8:30 p.m.
Host: Sexton Mountain NAC


Friday, Aug. 12: Zootopia (PG)
Location: Hiteon Park, 13800 SW Brockman Street
Time: Community booth and treats at 7:30 p.m.; movie starts at 8:20 p.m.
Host: South Beaverton NAC


Friday, Aug. 26: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PG-13)
Location: Beaverton City Park, 12500 SW Fourth Street
Time: Activities start at 7 p.m.; movie starts at dusk
Entertainment: Food carts, a beer garden, games and more.


On Aug. 26, for the safety of pedestrians and to provide a better viewing experience, SW Fifth Street will be closed between Hall Blvd and Watson Avenue from 6 to 11 p.m. Westbound traffic will be diverted south on SW Tucker Avenue, and northbound Hall Boulevard traffic will be diverted eastbound at Fifth Street. The fountain at City Park will also be turned off for most of Aug. 26 to accommodate the inflatable movie screen.


In case of inclement weather, movies will be canceled. For the latest information on city events, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Events or call 503-526-2559.


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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August 2016 CCC calendar of events
Clackamas Community College - 07/28/16 2:38 PM
Aug. 3-24
Farmers market at CCC

During summer term, students in Clackamas Community College's Organic Farming certificate program host their own farmers market every Wednesday, running through Aug. 24. The market begins at 11:30 a.m. and lasts until 1 p.m. in the Community Center quad on the Oregon City campus. All produce is grown on campus by students.

In addition to produce, a limited supply of cloth bags are on sale for $5 each. Proceeds support the general student scholarship fund. For more information, call 503-594-3292.

Aug. 4-28
Clackamas Repertory Theatre performs "The Music Man"

Clackamas Repertory Theatre (CRT) presents six-time Tony Award winner "The Music Man," Aug. 4-28 in the Niemeyer Osterman Theatre on the Oregon City campus.

Performances are Thursday through Saturday beginning at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday performances at 2:30 p.m. The Aug. 5 performance is sold out.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.clackamasrep.org or by phone at 503-594-6047.
For more information, call 503-594-3915.

Aug. 16-21
Clackamas County Fair and Rodeo

Clackamas Community College's outreach booth will be at the Clackamas County Fair and Rodeo, Aug. 16-21, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. This is an opportunity to learn what the college offers, how the college serves the community and to register for the CCC alumni association. It is also an opportunity to spin the prize wheel and take home some fun CCC swag.

For more information, contact Justin Montgomery at justin.montgomery@clackamas.edu.

Aug. 24
ELC Summer Celebration and Salmon Bake

The Environmental Learning Center (ELC)Preservation Project is hosting a Summer Celebration and Salmon Bake Aug. 24, 4 to 7 p.m., at the ELC on CCC's Oregon City Campus, 19600 Molalla Ave.

Join community friends for a fun evening that includes a salmon bake, scavenger hunt, prizes, storytelling and entertainment. Learn more about the restoration project for the Newell Creek Headwaters watershed while enjoying memories of the past.

Registration is $35 for adults and $20 for children age 12 and young. For more information, contact Jennifer Nelson at 503-594-3478 or visit give.clackamas.edu.

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OSP Investigating Fatal Crash Near Cave Junction - Josephine County
Oregon State Police - 07/28/16 2:31 PM
On July 27, 2016 at about 6:30AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Highway 199 near milepost 30 (near Cave Junction).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2000 Ford Ranger drifted out of its lane of travel and off the roadway where it struck a tree. The driver, William A ROBERTS, age 39, of Cave Junction was pronounced deceased at the scene.

OSP was assisted by the Illinois Valley Fire and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

This is an ongoing investigation; more information will be released as it becomes available.
Single-engine air tanker training set for July 29 at Salem Municipal Airport
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/28/16 2:17 PM
News media are invited to observe a training exercise involving the loading of single-engine air tankers with fire retardant Friday, July 29, at the Salem Municipal Airport. The small firefighting aircraft will also make practice water drops along the runway.
The retardant exercise will take place at the ODF hangar. News media wishing to attend the training event should be at the ODF headquarters office, Administration Building C, 2600 State St., in Salem, by 8:30 a.m. Friday. A van will then transport them to the hangar.

Similar in appearance to agricultural spray planes or "crop dusters," the nimble SEATs proved their effectiveness during Oregon's severe wildfire seasons of 2013-15. The Oregon Dept. of Forestry has come to rely increasingly on the small, speedy aircraft to attack wildfires. Capable of carrying 800 gallons of water or liquid fire retardant, SEATs have an advantage over traditional heavy air tankers in not being tied to a fixed tanker base.

"This allows us to strategically place reload bases throughout the state," ODF's aviation unit manager, Neal Laugle, said.

When fighting an actual fire, the single-engine air tankers carry a mixture of water and FireIce, a fire retardant product manufactured by GelTech Solutions. ODF has been using FireIce since 2015. The company provides product support and training to ODF personnel at agency reload bases statewide.

Currently ODF has five SEATs under contract for the 2016 wildfire season. They are available to fight fires wherever they occur in the state.
MESD Board Work Session 7-30-16 at 9:00 a.m.
Multnomah ESD - 07/28/16 2:15 PM
The Multnomah Education Service District Board of Directors will meet on Saturday, July 30, 2016 for a work Session at 9:00 a.m. in the Board Room at the main headquarters, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220.
Update- Health advisory issued for all of Agency and Upper Klamath Lakes has been updated to cover only Howard Bay in Upper Klamath Lake
Oregon Health Authority - 07/28/16 2:15 PM
High toxin levels found in Klamath County lake

The health advisory issued July 8 for all of Agency and Upper Klamath lakes has been updated to cover only Howard Bay. Howard Bay is located in the southwest corner of Upper Klamath Lake, northwest of Klamath Falls in Klamath County.
Additional samples collected at several locations have confirmed that toxins are confined to the Howard Bay area of Upper Klamath Lake and that all other samples taken on Agency and Upper Klamath lakes were below Oregon Health Authority guideline values. The presence of high levels of blue-green algae toxin concentrations can be harmful to humans and animals.

Swallowing water while swimming or inhaling water droplets as a result of high-speed water activities, such as water skiing and power boating, should be avoided in areas where blooms are identified. Although toxins are not absorbed through the skin, people who have skin sensitivities may experience a puffy, red rash at the affected area.

Drinking water directly from the Howard Bay area is especially dangerous at this time. Oregon Public Health officials advise campers and other recreational visitors that toxins cannot be removed by boiling, filtering or treating the water with camping-style filters.

People who may draw in-home water directly from the Howard bay area of Upper Klamath Lake are advised to use an alternative water source because private treatment systems are not proven effective at removing algae toxins. However, public drinking water systems can reduce algae toxins through proper filtration and disinfection. If people on public water systems have questions about treatment and testing, they should contact their water supplier. If people have questions about water available at nearby campgrounds they should contact campground management.

Oregon health officials recommend that people who choose to eat fish from waters where algae blooms are present remove all fat, skin and organs before cooking, because toxins are more likely to collect in these tissues. Fillets should also be rinsed with clean water. Public health officials also advise people to not eat freshwater clams or mussels from the Howard Bay area and that Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations do not allow the harvest of these shellfish from freshwater sources. Crayfish muscle can be eaten, but internal organs and liquid fat should be discarded.

Exposure to toxins can produce symptoms of numbness, tingling and dizziness that can lead to difficulty breathing or heart problems, and require immediate medical attention. Symptoms of skin irritation, weakness, diarrhea, nausea, cramps and fainting should also receive medical attention if they persist or worsen. Children and pets are at increased risk for exposure because of their size and level of activity. People who bring their pets fishing with them should take special precautions to keep them from drinking from or swimming in the Howard Bay area of Upper Klamath Lake.

The public will be advised when the concern no longer exists.

With proper precautions to avoid water contact, people are encouraged to visit the Howard Bay area of Upper Klamath Lake and enjoy activities such as fishing, camping, hiking, biking, picnicking, and bird watching. Boating is safe as long as speeds do not create excessive water spray, which could lead to inhalation risk.

For health information or to report an illness, to include your pet, contact the Oregon Health Authority at 971-673-0400.

OHA maintains an updated list of all health advisories on its website. To find out if an advisory has been issued or lifted for a specific water body, visit the Harmful Algae Blooms website at http://www.healthoregon.org/hab and select "algae bloom advisories," or call the Oregon Public Health Division toll-free information line at 1-877-290-6767.

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DPSST Telecommunications Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled
Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 07/28/16 1:56 PM
For Immediate Release
July 15, 2016
Contact: Kristina Follis Mwepu
(503) 378-2431


Notice of Regular Meeting
The Telecommunications Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 9:00 a.m. on August 3, 2016. The meeting will be held in the Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, Oregon. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above.

Dial-in number: 888-273-3658
Participant code: 4711910
If you dial-in for the meeting, please mute your phone unless you are addressing the group. Doing so will enable you to hear the meeting more effectively.

Agenda Items:

1.Minutes of February 3, 2016 Meeting
Approve Minutes of February 3, 2016 Meeting

2.Emergency Medical Dispatch Field Training Manual
Presented by Tamara Atkinson

3.Proposed Rule Change for OAR 259-008-0025
Presented by Jennifer Howald

4.Proposed Rule Change for OAR 259-008-0060
Presented by Jennifer Howald

5.Proposed Rule Change for OAR 259-008-0020
Presented by Jennifer Howald

6.Proposed Rule Change for OAR 259-008-0010, 259-008-0011, 259-008-0075, and 259-008-0080
Presented by Jennifer Howald

7.Proposed Rule Change for OAR 259-008-0025, 259-008-0064, 259-008-0065, and 259-008-0066
Presented by Jennifer Howald

8.Proposed Rule Change for OAR 250-008-0045 and 259-008-0060
Presented by Jennifer Howald

9.Correspondence from Christina Gilman, #55776
Presented by Linsay Hale

10. Recommended National Minimum Training Guidelines 9-1-1 Call-Takers
Presented by Eriks Gabliks

11. Department Update

12. Next Telecommunications Policy Committee Meeting November 2, 2016
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
Sports physicals available for a limited time to 200 student athletes
Salem Health - 07/28/16 1:52 PM
Salem Health's Medical Clinics and Community Health Education Center will offer complete sports physical exams for area middle and high school students from Aug. 1 to Aug. 9. Three doctors are available to perform 200 physical exams at Salem area high schools.

During the exam, doctors can identify old injuries and give advice on how to prevent them from happening again. The exam also addresses conditions like asthma or allergies that could impact performance. Lastly, and most importantly, sports physicals can also help spot rare conditions that could be life-threatening.

The exams will cost $10 and registration is required. Students must bring a parent or guardian to their physical exam appointment along with their school sports pre-participation examination form.

Exam schedule:

Aug. 1 (9 a.m. to noon) McKay High School

Aug. 2 (9 a.m. to noon) South Salem High School

Aug. 3 (9 a.m. to noon) West Salem High School

Aug. 4 (9 a.m. to noon) North Salem High School

Aug. 8 (9 a.m. to noon) McNary High School

Aug. 9 (4 p.m. to 7 p.m.) North Salem High School

Plenty of appointments are available. To register, call 503-814-2432 -- or go online to www.salemhealth.org and click on the orange box near the bottom of the page.

Salem Health -- an OHSU Partner -- offers exceptional care to people in and around Oregon's mid-Willamette Valley. It is comprised of hospitals in Salem and Dallas, a medical group of primary and specialty care providers, plus other affiliated services. For the second consecutive year, the hospital in Salem received the prestigious 2016 Truven Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals, placing it among the nation's highest performing hospitals. Visit us at www.salemhealth.org; "Like" us on www.facebook.com/salemhealth; follow us on Twitter: @salemhealth; and view us at www.youtube.com/salemhealth.
Medford Fire-EMS Battalion Chief Mark James Burns approved for Addition to State Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 07/28/16 1:24 PM
This morning at its quarterly meeting, the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training (BPSST) unanimously approved the recommendation of its Fire Policy Committee to add the name of Medford Fire-Rescue Battalion Chief Mark James Burns to state Memorial Wall during the 2016 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial ceremony on September 15, 2016.

Background: At approximately 1649 hours on August 24, 2010, resources from Medford Fire-Rescue were requested to assist Ashland at a fire at 825 Oak Knoll Drive. Medford Fire-Rescue responded under a mutual aid agreement to a wildfire that began on the west side of Interstate 5 and was driven by strong winds and warm temperatures to the east side of the freeway. Upon their arrival, Medford Fire-Rescue units encountered multiple residential structures on fire in the Oak Knoll subdivision. Ultimately 11 homes were destroyed and two others were damaged but the firefighters efforts kept the fire from spreading to more homes across the street. After this incident, Battalion Chief Burns reported he was injured from heavy smoke and intense radiant heat while conducting reconnaissance of the area and evacuating residents. This injury led to Battalion Chief Burns' medical retirement from Medford Fire-Rescue and sadly his death on March 6, 2016.

The Board's Fire Policy Committee determined that Battalion Chief Burns' death met the criteria for the Oregon Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial and was unanimously approved at its meeting on May 25, 2016. The Board's vote this morning was the final step necessary for the name to be added.

DPSST's Director Eriks Gabliks said "The Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial is a tribute to fire service professionals and their families who have made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting lives and property across the state. The State memorial, which was established eleven years ago on the campus of the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, honors 168 structural and wildland fire fighters, both career and volunteer. The memorial serves as a daily reminder of the sacrifices made by men and women who have served as fire fighters in our state and have died while protecting our communities, natural resources and airports. It also is a way to share with the families of the fallen that we will never forget."


More information on the Oregon Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial and the names of the men and women it honors can be found online at: http://www.oregon.gov/DPSST/FC/FallenFireFighterMemorial.shtml
Medicaid Long Term Care Quality and Reimbursement Advisory Council meets August 10 in Salem
Oregon Department of Human Services - 07/28/16 12:59 PM
The Medicaid Long Term Care Quality and Reimbursement Advisory Council will meet Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, 500 Summer St. NE, Room 166, in Salem. The meeting is open to the public.

The agenda includes public comment, approval of June 8, 2016 meeting minutes, Advocacy and Development program updates, council budget process information and other council business.
Those who are unable to attend in person can participate by conference call:

Conference call number: 1-888-808-6929
Participant code: 4517555#
The meeting location is accessible to people with disabilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact Kelsey Gleeson at kelsey.gleeson@state.or.us. Requests should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting.

For questions about the meeting, please contact Max Brown, policy analyst, at 503-945-6993 or max.brown@state.or.us.
Seaside Police Sgt. Jason Goodding Approved for Addition to State Memorial (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 07/28/16 12:59 PM
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At its quarterly meeting this morning, the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training unanimously approved the recommendation of its Police Policy Committee to add the name of Sgt. Jason Goodding of the Seaside Police Department to the Oregon Fallen Law Enforcement Officers Memorial during the 2017 ceremony.

Sgt. Goodding's name will be formally added during next year's ceremony scheduled for Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at the Oregon Public Safety Academy.

Seaside Police Sergeant Jason Goodding (DPSST# 43017)who was shot and killed while serving a felony warrant on Friday evening, February 5, 2016 at around 9:20 pm is the 183rd Oregon law enforcement officer to have died in the line of duty since the first was recorded in the 1880s.

183 law enforcement officers across Oregon including city, county, state, tribal and federal officers who work in law enforcement, corrections and parole and probation agencies have died in the line of duty.

For more information on the Oregon Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Memorial please visit http://www.oregon.gov/DPSST/AT/pages/olememorial.aspx

For more information on the Concerns of Police Survivors please visit
http://www.nationalcops.org/

The Memorial is under the oversight of the Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial Trust Fund Committee, a 501C3 non-profit. This Committee administers funds raised from the Oregon Fallen Public Safety Officer License Plate and proudly sponsors both the Fallen Firefighter and Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremonies held at the Academy each year.

The Oregon Fallen Public Safety Officer License plate was developed during the 2009 legislative session to honor Oregon fallen firefighters and law enforcement officers that are killed in the line of duty. Money earned from the Fallen Public Safety Officer License plate is placed in a fund managed by the Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial Trust Fund which is a special committee comprised of law enforcement, fire department, and citizen members. Proceeds from the Oregon Fallen Public Safety Officer License plate support the law enforcement and fire memorials located at the Oregon Public Safety Academy, financial support for families and honor guard members traveling to Emmitsburg, MD for the National Fallen Firefighter Memorial or Washington, D.C. for the National Law Enforcement Memorial in the year the fallen officer is honored, Oregon Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors, Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation, Oregon Fire Service Honor Guard, NW Peer Support Team, and the placement of Oregon Fallen Officer Memorial Highway signs.

For license plate updates https://www.facebook.com/fallenpublicsafetyofficerlicenseplate?ref=hl

For more information on the Oregon Fallen Public Safety Officer license plate http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/pages/vehicle/platenonprof.aspx#fallen


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Health advisory issued for Odell Lake
Oregon Health Authority - 07/28/16 12:40 PM
High toxin levels found in Lane County lake

A health advisory was issued today for Odell Lake, located 75 miles southeast of Eugene off Highway 58 in Lane County.

Water monitoring has confirmed the presence of blue-green algae and the toxins they produce. These toxin concentrations can be harmful to humans and animals.

Swallowing water while swimming or inhaling water droplets as a result of high-speed water activities, such as water skiing or power boating, should be avoided in areas where blooms are identified. Although toxins are not absorbed through the skin, people who have skin sensitivities may experience a puffy, red rash at the affected area.

Drinking water directly from Odell Lake at this time is especially dangerous. Oregon public health officials advise campers and other recreational visitors that toxins cannot be removed by boiling, filtering or treating water with camping-style filters.

People who draw in-home water directly from the affected area are advised to use an alternative water source because private treatment systems are not proven effective for removing algae toxins. However public drinking water systems can reduce algae toxins through proper filtration and disinfection. If people connected to public water systems have questions about treatment and testing, they should contact their water supplier. If community members have questions about water available at nearby campgrounds, they should contact campground management.

Oregon health officials recommend that those who choose to eat fish from waters where algae blooms are present remove all fat, skin and organs before cooking, as toxins are more likely to collect in these tissues. Fillets should also be rinsed with clean water. Public health officials also advise people to not eat freshwater clams or mussels from Odell Lake and that Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations not allow the harvest of these shellfish from freshwater sources. Crayfish muscle can be eaten, but internal organs and liquid fat should be discarded.

Exposure to toxins can produce a variety of symptoms including numbness, tingling and dizziness that can lead to difficulty breathing or heart problems, and require immediate medical attention. Symptoms of skin irritation, weakness, diarrhea, nausea, cramps and fainting should also receive medical attention if they persist or worsen. Children and pets are at increased risk for exposure because of their size and level of activity. People who bring their pets to Odell Lake for recreation activities should take special precautions to keep them from drinking from or swimming in Odell Lake.

The advisory will be lifted when the concern no longer exists.

With proper precautions to avoid water contact, people are encouraged to visit Odell Lake and enjoy activities such as fishing, camping, hiking, biking, picnicking, and bird watching. Boating is safe as long as speeds do not create excessive water spray, which could lead to inhalation risk.

For health information or to report an illness, contact the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) at 971-673-0400.

OHA maintains an updated list of all health advisories on its website. To learn if an advisory has been issued or lifted for a specific water body, visit the Harmful Algae Blooms website at http://www.healthoregon.org/hab and select "algae bloom advisories," or call the Oregon Public Health Division toll-free information line at 1-877-290-6767.
Monthly Housing Stability Council Meeting | August 5, 2016
Oregon Housing and Community Services - 07/28/16 12:33 PM
August 5, 2016 |9:00 a.m. -- 1:00 p.m.
Oregon Housing and Community Services | Conference Room 124 A&B
725 Summer St NE, Salem OR 97301

AGENDA:
9:00 Meeting Called to Order
9:05 Public Comment
9:30 Draft Meeting Minutes | July 8, 2016
9:35 Consent Calendar |
- Community Services Block Grant Plan/Application
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program State Plan
10:00 Multifamily Bond Approvals
Plaza Townhomes
10:15 Federal Rent Subsidy Preservation NOFA Timing
10:45 State of the Oregon Economy Briefing
Mark McMullen, State Economist
11:30 2017-19 Budget Environment Briefing
Linnea Wittekind, Budget Analyst, Department of Administrative Services
12:15 Report of the Interim Director
12:35 Report of the Chair
1:00 Meeting Adjourned
Condon Teenager Loses Life In Crash On Highway 206 - Gilliam Co. (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/28/16 12:14 PM
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On July 27, 2016 at about 4:30 PM OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Highway 206 MP 44 (east of Condon).

Preliminary investigation indicates a 1995 Chevrolet Caprice was traveling eastbound when it collided with a 1995 International truck towing a grain trailer.

The driver, a seventeen year old female from Condon, was extricated from her vehicle and taken by air ambulance to Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles where she died from her injuries. The truck driver, Benjamin a MCELLIGOTT, age 35, of Ione, Oregon was not injured.

OSP was assisted by the Gilliam County Sheriff's Office, Gilliam County EMS, Fire & Rescue, Sherman County Sheriff's Office, and the Oregon Department of Transportation. The investigation into the crash is still being conducted. More information will be released as it becomes available.

Community members who need mental health assistance or counseling services in regards to the loss of this local teenager are asked to contact Community Counseling Services at 541-384-2666.


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Gresham's Year-round Curfew For Minors: 11 pm to 6 am
Gresham Police Dept - 07/28/16 12:00 PM
GRESHAM -- It is often said, "Nothing good happens after midnight." This is especially true for anyone younger than 18 years old. Many would assert that youth are exponentially more likely to get into trouble or find themselves in harm's way as soon as the sun sets.

While there is no designation for how early a guardian can require a minor to be home, there is a city imposed ordinance setting an upper limit. To better ensure the safety of youth in Gresham, the police department is reminding minors and guardians alike that the city's nighttime curfew for anyone under 18 years is 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., year-round.

Found within Gresham Revised Code 7.40.010: "No minor may be upon any street, highway, park, trail, open space, alley, or other public place between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m." There are specific allowances for being with a parent or guardian, engaging in a lawful pursuit or activity that requires the youth to be in public during those hours, and youth who have been emancipated by the court. Violating this ordinance can carry a fine up to $1,000.

Likewise, it is unlawful for a parent or guardian to allow or permit a minor to violate curfew. Not preventing your freethinking bundle of joyful energy from violating curfew can carry a separate fine up to $1,000.

Bottom line, everyone wants kids to be safe and it is not safe or lawful for them to be out after 11:00 p.m. Please care for your kids by supporting Gresham's curfew laws.


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From bus drivers to teachers - joint career fair reflects abundance of job opportunities in education
ESD 112 - 07/28/16 11:37 AM
One-stop opportunity to get hired!

In response to the shortage of educational professionals in Washington state, ESD 112 and 11 local districts are partnering in a "Take Root" in Southwest Washington Job Fair on August 2.

The event, which is set for 3-7:00 p.m. August 2 at ESD 112, 2500 NE 65th Avenue, Vancouver, is for anyone wanting to grow a career in education. ESD 112 and participating school districts are looking for people interested in making a difference in the lives of children. Openings include teachers, paraeducators, substitute teachers, bus drivers, school nurses, school psychologists, occupational therapists and speech and language pathologists.

Representatives from school districts and ESD 112 will be on hand to share information and assist potential employees in preparing to work in a school setting. Staff will answer questions about certification and other requirements and offer on-site fingerprinting services. "The fair offers a one-stop opportunity for potential employees to take the next step in their career in education," said Assistant Human Resources Director Melissa Kreuder.

Participating districts and organizations include Battle Ground Public Schools, Camas School District, Castle Rock School District, Children Northwest, Educational Service District 112, Kalama School District, La Center Public Schools, Longview Public Schools, Ridgefield School District, Vancouver Public Schools, Washougal School District, White Salmon Valley School District, and Woodland Public Schools.

This is the third Take Root Job Fair held in partnership with regional school districts. Past fairs have seen applicants hired on the spot to begin or grow their career in education.
 
 


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MEDIA ALERT/PHOTO OP: Hundreds to support people with diabetes by participating in Tour de Cure this Saturday
American Diabetes Association - 07/28/16 11:27 AM
Hundreds to support people with diabetes by participating in Tour de Cure this Saturday

WHAT: More than 800 people, many with diabetes, will participate in the 25th Annual Tour de Cure event, presented by Fred Meyer. Their goal is to raise more than $500,000 for the American Diabetes Association. The event includes six cycling routes (104 miles, 69 miles, 49 miles, 29 miles, 10 miles and 5 mile) and a 3-mile walk. Additional sponsorship support is provided by Subaru, Carr Subaru, Walgreens, Cushman & Wakefield, Genetech, Pacific Power, Spin Catering, Novo Nordisk and Pacific Outdoor.

WHEN: Saturday, July 30. The 104-mile ride begins at 6:30 a.m., with starts throughout the morning for the other routes. The best time for photos is 1 to 2 p.m. when most participants return for finish line festivities at the Wellness Fair Pavilion.
WHERE: Tour de Cure will begin and end at AmberGlen Park, 20025 NW Gibbs Drive in Hillsboro.

WHY: One in 10 Oregonians has diabetes, and more than 1 million have prediabetes. Diabetes is a serious disease that can lead to horrific complications, including heart disease, blindness, kidney disease, stroke and amputation. Diabetes kills more Americans every year than AIDS and breast cancer combined. Funds raised through Tour de Cure support diabetes research and prevention initiatives, and programs to help people living with diabetes.
DOGAMI Governing Board to meet August 1
Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries - 07/28/16 11:26 AM
PORTLAND, Ore.-The Governing Board of the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) will meet via teleconference at 9 a.m. on Monday, August 1.

The meeting agenda is available at www.OregonGeology.org. Interested parties may listen to the teleconference at DOGAMI's Portland offices, 800 NE Oregon St., Ste. 965.

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.
Kiddie Capers Parade Kicks Off the Clackamas County Fair Aug. 16
Clackamas Co. Event Center - 07/28/16 11:24 AM
Canby, Oregon -- Kids and parents have a fun way to get free admission to opening day of this year's Clackamas County Fair, by participating in the annual Kiddie Capers Parade on Tuesday, Aug. 16.

All registered parade participants receive a ticket for free admission to the fair, good Aug. 16 only. Free registration begins at 8 a.m. behind Knight School, at NW 5th Ave. and N Fir St. Judging of costumed and decorated entries begins at 9 a.m. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and winds its way through downtown Canby to enter the Locust St. gate of the fairgrounds.

"We encourage everyone to dress in costume or decorate their bikes, trikes and strollers, or pets, especially in ways that tie in with the fair's annual theme," said Kiwanis Club President Todd Gary. This year's fair theme is "Spectacular Fun for Everyone." Canby Kiwanis will award cash prizes and ribbons to individual winners in the categories of fair-themed costumes; historic-themed costumes; comic-themed costumes; decorated bikes, trikes, wagons and strollers; and harnessed or leashed animals. Winners in the float and group categories will receive ribbons.

Canby Kiwanis encourages participants -- especially large groups like preschools and dance studios -- to fill out their registration forms in advance. Every participant must have a responsible adult sign a waiver, and adult participants must also register. A new, streamlined registration form with rules, information, and a map is available in English and Spanish at www.canbykiwanis.org, or on the Clackamas County Fair web site at http://www.clackamas.us/fair/fair.html.

For those who would like help decorating their bikes, trikes or strollers, Canby Kiwanis Club will hold a decorating workshop offering free materials on Monday, Aug. 15 behind Knight School from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Decorated vehicles may be stored in the locked gym overnight and picked up the morning of the parade between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Helmets are required when riding bikes, trikes, scooters and similar conveyances in the parade. No motorized go-karts, motorbikes or similar vehicles are allowed.

Continuing a treasured tradition, the Canby Kiwanis Club has sponsored the Kiddie Capers Parade to kick off the fair since 1948. "It's one way we live the Kiwanis mission, 'Serving the Children of the World,'" said Gary. "For us it's all about the kids. We want them to experience the old-fashioned fun of having a parade that is all about them, and this parade has always fit in perfectly with the small-town feel of the Clackamas County Fair."

For more information, call Todd Gary, Canby Kiwanis president, at 503-969-7459 or use the Contact Us page at http://www.canbykiwanis.org/Page/11324.
Man Arrested for Boating Under the Influence at Ollala Lake near Toledo
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - 07/28/16 10:53 AM
On July 25, 2016 at 3:30 pm, Lincoln County Sheriff's Marine Deputy Barry Bruster responded to a report of a disorderly male at Ollala Reservoir near Toledo.

Marine Deputy Bruster contacted Gregory Wold, age 46 of Toledo OR, who was operating a rubber raft that matched the description of the disorderly subject. Deputy Bruster determined that Wold was drinking alcohol and boating. Wold failed field sobriety tests. Wold was arrested and transported to the Lincoln County jail where he was lodged on a charge of Boating Under the Influence of Intoxicants with a bail of $15,000.

Boating and drinking can be a deadly mix. One third of all boating fatalities in Oregon each year are alcohol-related. Operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a crime in Oregon. The law applies to all boats, motorized and non-motorized, which includes rafts, kayaks, and canoes.

Alcohol impairs these crucial functions:

Judgment - Alcohol slows your ability to make good decisions. A person may take dangerous risks when under the influence of alcohol.

Reaction time - Alcohol slows your reaction time greatly, increasing the risk of collision and other accidents.

Vision - Alcohol impairs your ability to see clearly and affects your peripheral view and depth perception.

Balance and Coordination - Alcohol impairs your balance and coordination increasing the odds of falling over board. The ability to coordinate arm and leg movements decreases, making it difficult to swim.

One alcoholic beverage on the water has the same perceived effect as having three on land, according to recent studies by the U.S. Coast Guard's Office of Boating Safety.

Your Lincoln County Sheriff's Office asks you to Boat Safe. Boat Sober.

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Respectfully submitted by:
Senior Marine Deputy Barry Bruster
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Marine Patrol
225 W Olive
Newport, Oregon 97365
bbruster@co.lincoln.or.us
(541) 265-4277
Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Three People in Woodland
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/28/16 10:36 AM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster on July 28, 2016, at approximately 3:30 a.m. in the 200 block of CC Street in Woodland, Wash.

The fire affected two adults, one child, and one pet. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. The Red Cross provides hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
UPDATE: Silverton Rd NE Closed Due to Fatal Crash-Salem: Police Seeking Additional Witnesses (Photo)
Salem Police Dept. - 07/28/16 10:01 AM
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UPDATE: 07-28-16/9:50 am

The Salem Police Department Traffic Control Unit is continuing to investigate this crash that left a 35-year old mother deceased.

The crash occurred on 07-21-16 in the 1900 block of Silverton Rd NE at about 11:20 am and involved a purple 1999 Acura Integra and a red 2007 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup.

As officers have been continuing their investigation, surveillance footage shows there was a considerable amount of other vehicle traffic in the area at the time. Officers would like to speak with anyone who was in that area and maybe have seen either of the involved vehicles leading up to the crash.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Salem Police Department at 503-588-6123.

A photo of the crash scene is attached.

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UPDATE: 07-21-16/5:35 pm

Silverton Rd has now reopened for normal traffic following the investigation of the fatal crash.

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UPDATE: 07-21-16/3:15 pm

The Salem Police Department Traffic Control Unit is investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash on Silverton Rd NE.

Officers were dispatched to the 1900 block of Silverton Rd NE at approximately 11:20 am on a report of a two-vehicle crash at that location. Arriving officers found an adult female deceased and a 9-year old girl injured in one vehicle and the driver of the other vehicle with minor injuries.

The investigation has shown that 19-year old Estaban Alvarez-Ayala was traveling eastbound on Silverton Rd in a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck when he crossed into the westbound lane of traffic. His vehicle struck a westbound 1999 Acura Integra driven by 35-year old Shana Lucas of Salem. Shana Lucas was pronounced deceased at the scene. Her 9-year old daughter was riding in a car booster seat in the right rear seat and suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Salem Health.

Esteban Alvarez-Ayala was transported to the hospital for observation and subsequently arrested on charges of Manslaughter in the Second Degree, Reckless Driving and Assault in the Second Degree. He was lodged at the Marion County Correctional Facility.

This incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Salem Police Traffic Control Unit.

Silverton Rd remains closed as the investigation at the crash scene continues.

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UPDATE: 07-21-16/2:15 pm

Silverton Rd remains closed for the investigation of the fatal traffic crash and is expected to remain so for approximately two more hours. Traffic is currently being stopped at 17th St to the west and Lana Ave to the east of the scene.

Please avoid the area if possible.



Silverton Rd NE between 17th and Lana Av is currently closed while the Salem Police Department investigates a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred in the 1900 block of Silverton Rd. Motorists should avoid the area.


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Tip of the Week August 1, 2016 - Fire Safety
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - 07/28/16 9:36 AM
OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF
Sheriff Curtis L. Landers
225 W. Olive Street
Newport, Oregon 97365
(541) 265-4277
Fax (541) 265-4926


TIP OF THE WEEK

Date: August 1, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sheriff Curtis L. Landers
(541) 265-0652
clanders@co.lincoln.or.us

FIRE SAFETY

We know that fires frequently occur, and yet no one seems to think they will be the victim of a fire. However, hundreds of people are victimized by fire every year in this country. There are some precautions we can all take to reduce the risk of our becoming the victim of a fire. The following tips are found in the 2016 Emergency Management calendar, which can be downloaded from our website at www.lincolncountysheriff.net and going to the Emergency Management page.

Protect your home from wildfire
Create a 30-foot non-combustible defensible space around your home. Stack firewood away from the home.
Trim branches along driveways so that they are 14 feet off the ground, 14 feet from other surfaces and 10 feet from the roof and power lines.
Use non-combustible roofing materials. Keep gutters free from debris and screen vents under eaves and decks.
Keep yards watered and mowed. Plant low-growing, less-flammable plants near homes.
Post your address in a location that is visible from all directions for at least 150 feet.

Campfires
Call before you go -- Call your local forestry or fire district to learn if there any current campfire restrictions.
Select the right spot -- Choose campgrounds with established fire pits. If campfires are allowed outside campgrounds, avoid areas near your tent, structures, vehicles, shrubs and trees, and be aware of low-hanging branches overhead. Clear the site down to mineral soil, at least five feet on all sides, and circle your campfire site with rocks.
Keep your campfire small.
NEVER use gasoline.
Always have a shovel and a bucket of water nearby to extinguish any escaped embers.
When you leave, drown all embers with water, stir the coals and drown again until it is DEAD OUT.

For more information and tips, visit our web site at www.lincolncountysheriff.net and on your Smartphone via the "MobilePatrol" app and Like us on Facebook at Lincoln County Sheriff's Office -- Oregon.

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Submitted by:
Kathy Manning, Administrative Assistant
kmanning@co.lincoln.or.us
Ph: 541-265-0652


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Zane Grey Cabin Officially Designated Under the National Register of Historic Places (Photo)
Bureau of Land Management Oregon & Washington - 07/28/16 9:25 AM
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Grants Pass, Ore. -- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Grants Pass Field Office, is pleased to announce that the historic Zane Grey Cabin at Winkle Bar has been officially designated for preservation under the National Register of Historic Places. This honor is intended to provide recognition of the site's significance and to encourage its continued preservation.

The historic cabin is located at Winkle Bar, one of the most unique sites along the world-famous Rogue Wild and Scenic River. This spot--and the entire Rogue River--was popularized by the western novelist and angler Zane Grey, who fell in love with and wrote about the pristine wilderness and abundant fishing opportunities on the river.

In 1925, Grey launched an expedition down the Rogue River from Grants Pass to Gold Beach with nine other adventurers in seven wooden boats. Of the places Grey encountered on the trip, Winkle Bar proved to be the most influential. In 1926 he purchased the mining claim there and had this now-famous cabin built. In Tales of Freshwater Fishing, Grey described his new acquisition:

"The rushing river at this point makes a deep bend round a long oval bar, with rocky banks and high level terraces above, and both wooded and open land. Here it flows through a lonely valley set down amid the lofty green mountain slopes. A government forest trail winds out some twenty miles to the nearest settlement. Far indeed it is across the dark Oregon peaks to railroad or automobile road!"

It was here, and along other portions of the Rogue River, that Grey was inspired to write such books as Rogue River Feud, Shooting the Rogue, and Tales of Freshwater Fishing. Grey's prose drew visitors by the thousands, and helped make the Rogue River a premiere destination for world class steelhead fishing, recreation, and wildlife viewing.

In 2008, the BLM purchased the property to help preserve its unique historic values. In 2012, the BLM began the process of documenting the site's historic significance for designation for preservation under the National Register of Historic Places. With funding and volunteer support from the Farley Tyas Foundation, considerable work was done to the property and to the cabin itself so that visitors can experience the scenery and history of Grey's era.

Today, visitors to the site at Winkle Bar will notice that the shake roof, windows, and log walls of the cabin have been repaired. This was done with careful attention to the historical details and construction techniques of the period of significance--1926. Visitors can also see the remains of a well-weathered wooden boat, thought to be one of the original vessels from Grey's first journey down the river in 1925.

Visitors today will also find a recently-installed interpretive display at Winkle Bar. Entitled "The Country Gentleman," the display commemorates Zane Grey's time on the Rogue River and describes how his writing helped bring attention to the river's wild and scenic values.

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources. With this official listing, the Zane Grey cabin will be better protected for the public to visit and appreciate for generations.

Photos of the Zane Grey Cabin can be found on the BLM Flickr site at https://flic.kr/s/aHsk5PdfC3.

Additional information about the BLM's Medford District is available online at: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/index.php.

-BLM-

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America's public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.


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Science on Tap Portland - Drug Discovery and the Science of Medications
Via Productions - 07/28/16 9:00 AM
Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2016
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.

We all take drugs -- Tylenol, Lipitor, Nexium, Viagra -- but have you ever wondered how they're developed? Drug discovery is a long, arduous and yet innovative scientific process that involves a wide variety of physicians and scientists including biologists, chemists, crystallographers, statisticians, pharmacologists, and many more. In this multi-media presentation, Leah Frye, Vice President of Schrödinger's Drug Discovery Group, will describe the different approaches pharmaceutical and biotech companies take to find new drugs and the steps required for approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The talk will also highlight the important role computers and computational methods play in the overall drug discovery process with an emphasis on preclinical stages.

Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don't have to be a science geek to have fun--all you need is a thirst for knowledge!
Performance Plan to address the needs of adults with serious and persistent mental illness finalized by the Oregon Health Authority
Oregon Health Authority - 07/28/16 8:56 AM
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EDITORS: A media briefing with Oregon Health Authority Director Lynne Saxton and Project Director for the Oregon Performance Plan Cissy Bollinger will be held at 10:30 a.m., Pacific. Call 888-808-6929, 915042#.

July 28, 2016

Contact: Tami Rust, 503-756-8808

Performance Plan to address the needs of adults with serious and persistent mental illness finalized by the Oregon Health Authority

On July 28, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) finalized the Oregon Performance Plan, which calls for expanding services and improving outcomes for adults with serious and persistent mental illness.

"Under this three-year plan, Oregon will meet robust performance metrics that hold the state, its providers, counties and coordinated care organizations accountable for improving our behavioral health system," said Lynne Saxton, OHA Director. "This plan builds on and accelerates Oregon's continuing efforts to expand community-based mental health services, better integrate behavioral and physical health across the state and reduce commitments to the state hospital."

The Plan is the result of a unique collaborative process with the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ), which began in 2012.

To carry out Oregon's goals under the Performance Plan, the state will be required to make significant changes in how it delivers and invests in behavioral health services. These steps include:
-- Improving the way adults with severe and persistent mental illness transition to integrated community-based treatment from higher levels of care.
-- Increasing access to crisis services and community-based supports to avoid incarceration or unnecessary hospitalization for adults with severe and
persistent mental illness.
-- Expanding services and supports that enable adults with severe and persistent mental illness to successfully live in the community, including strengthening housing and peer support services.

Beyond improving services for adults with serious and persistent mental illness, the Plan adds greater urgency and accountability to statewide efforts to reform behavioral health in Oregon.

Independent consultant Pam Hyde has been contracted by OHA to assess its performance under the plan and provide reports to OHA and the USDOJ. From 2009 to 2015, Hyde led the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

OHA has convened a Behavioral Health Collaborative (BHC) to develop recommendations to better align Oregon's behavioral health system, focus new investments and deliver better results for consumers and families. The collaborative is made up of consumers, clinicians, hospital representatives, county officials, community mental health providers, judges, public safety officials and others with expertise and experience in addressing mental health issues in Oregon.

The BHC's work will be informed by the Oregon Performance Plan, OHA's Behavioral Health Mapping Tool, OHA's Behavioral Health Town Hall Report, and the Oregon State University Boarding Study. The BHC will develop prioritized recommendations for consideration by the 2017 Oregon Legislature.

"I appreciate USDOJ's partnership in developing this Performance Plan," said Saxton. "It reflects the commitment so many consumers, family members, state leaders, advocates, clinicians and others have made to improve our state's behavioral health system. Oregon's success in fulfilling the terms of this agreement depends on their continued focus. I look forward to continuing to report on our progress."

The Oregon Performance Plan, a one-page overview and the letter of transmittal are available at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/bhp/Pages/Oregon-Performance-Plan.aspx

A media briefing with Oregon Health Authority Director Lynne Saxton and Project Director for the Oregon Performance Plan Cissy Bollinger will be held at 10:30 a.m., Pacific. Call 888-808-6929, 915042#.

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Family Displaced by Early Morning Fire in Bethany (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 07/28/16 8:39 AM
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A family of seven is displaced because of a fire in the 16000 block of Trakehner Way in Bethany. Just after 5a.m. this morning, callers to 9-1-1 reported the exterior of two homes burning. TVF&R firefighters arrived within four minutes and quickly knocked down the majority of the flames affecting the outside of both homes, but worked for another forty minutes to extinguish fire that had spread into the attic and interior walls of one home while searching to verify that all occupants had safely evacuated. No one was injured.

The fire affected the natural gas meter of one home, which initially fed the flames. Crews from NW Natural are still at the scene working to secure the natural gas line and meter. As soon as the scene is safe, investigators will dig out portions of burned debris to determine where and how the fire started. Based on burn patters and witness interviews, investigators have confirmed that the fire started on the outside of one home and radiant heat and flames ignited the neighboring home. Damage was limited to the outer wall of the neighboring home, which wasn't occupied at the time of the fire.

If your home was on fire, would you and your family know how to safely escape? Learn how to make a plan and designate a meeting place at www.tvfr.com.


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Grand Jury Clears 33-Year-Old Woman of Criminal Charges in Shooting Death of Intruder (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/28/16 8:32 AM
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On Tuesday July 26, 2016, a Multnomah County Grand Jury determined that a 33-year-old woman who shot and killed an intruder in her home in June 2016 was justified in the use of deadly force.

The investigation started on Sunday June 26, 2016, at 1:47 a.m., when East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 4100 block of Southeast 118th Place on the report that a homeowner shot someone inside her home.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and contacted the homeowner, 33-year-old Tara-Alexis Ford, who directed them inside the home. Inside the home, officers found 59-year-old David Daniel McCrary deceased. The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and determined that McCrary died of a single gunshot wound.

Homicide detectives determined that McCrary broke into Ford's home through a back window. Ford found McCrary in her 10-year-old daughter's bedroom, where the shooting occurred. Both her daughter and 5-year-old son were in the home but were in a different bedroom at the time of the shooting.

Detectives were not able to determine why McCrary broke into the victim's home. The victim, 33-year-old Tara-Alexis Ford. McCrary has no significant criminal history but there was a recent report indicating that McCrary may have been struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts.

Ms. Ford cooperated with detectives throughout the investigation.

The photo of McCrary is from the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles.

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Performance Plan to address the needs of adults with serious and persistent mental illness finalized by the Oregon Health Authority
Oregon Health Authority - 07/28/16 8:32 AM
EDITORS: A media briefing with Oregon Health Authority Director Lynne Saxton and Project Director for the Oregon Performance Plan Cissy Bollinger will be held at 10:30 a.m., Pacific. Call 888-808-6929, 915042#.

July 28, 2016

Contact: Tami Rust, 503-756-8808, Tami.Rust@state.or.us

Performance Plan to address the needs of adults with serious and persistent mental illness finalized by the Oregon Health Authority

On July 28, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) finalized the Oregon Performance Plan, which calls for expanding services and improving outcomes for adults with serious and persistent mental illness.

"Under this three-year plan, Oregon will meet robust performance metrics that hold the state, its providers, counties and coordinated care organizations accountable for improving our behavioral health system," said Lynne Saxton, OHA Director. "This plan builds on and accelerates Oregon's continuing efforts to expand community-based mental health services, better integrate behavioral and physical health across the state and reduce commitments to the state hospital."


The Plan is the result of a unique collaborative process with the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ), which began in 2012.

To carry out Oregon's goals under the Performance Plan, the state will be required to make significant changes in how it delivers and invests in behavioral health services. These steps include:
-- Improving the way adults with severe and persistent mental illness transition to integrated community-based treatment from higher levels of
care.
-- Increasing access to crisis services and community-based supports to avoid incarceration or unnecessary hospitalization for adults with severe and
persistent mental illness.
-- Expanding services and supports that enable adults with severe and persistent mental illness to successfully live in the community, including strengthening housing and peer support services.

Beyond improving services for adults with serious and persistent mental illness, the Plan adds greater urgency and accountability to statewide efforts to reform behavioral health in Oregon.

Independent consultant Pam Hyde has been contracted by OHA to assess its performance under the plan and provide reports to OHA and the USDOJ. From

2009 to 2015, Hyde led the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration.

OHA has convened a Behavioral Health Collaborative (BHC) to develop recommendations to better align Oregon's behavioral health system, focus new investments and deliver better results for consumers and families. The collaborative is made up of consumers, clinicians, hospital representatives, county officials, community mental health providers, judges, public safety officials and others with expertise and experience in addressing mental health issues in Oregon.

The BHC's work will be informed by the Oregon Performance Plan, OHA's Behavioral Health Mapping Tool, OHA's Behavioral Health Town Hall Report, and the Oregon State University Boarding Study. The BHC will develop prioritized recommendations for consideration by the 2017 Oregon Legislature.

"I appreciate USDOJ's partnership in developing this Performance Plan," said Saxton. "It reflects the commitment so many consumers, family members, state leaders, advocates, clinicians and others have made to improve our state's behavioral health system. Oregon's success in fulfilling the terms of this agreement depends on their continued focus. I look forward to continuing to report on our progress."

The Oregon Performance Plan, a one-page overview and the letter of transmittal are available at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/bhp/Pages/Oregon-Performance- Plan.aspx

A media briefing with Oregon Health Authority Director Lynne Saxton and Project Director for the Oregon Performance Plan Cissy Bollinger will be held at 10:30 a.m., Pacific. Call 888-808-6929, 915042#.
National Night Out
Beaverton Police Dept. - 07/28/16 8:24 AM
Beaverton's 22nd annual National Night Out will be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 between 6:00 p.m. -- 8:00 p.m. at Beaverton's City Park, adjacent to the City Library. This is a unique crime & drug prevention event sponsored by the Beaverton Police Department. Over 34 million people in more than 10,000 communities will come together to promote police-community partnerships and neighborhood unity.

Once upon a time, we kept our porch lights on. We opened the door even if we didn't know who rang the bell. And we could always leave the back door unlocked during the day. National Association of Town Watch (NATW) is the nation's premiere non-profit crime prevention organization dedicated to the development and promotion of crime prevention in communities across the nation.

NATW is a network of law enforcement agencies, neighborhood watch groups, civic groups, state and regional crime prevention associations and concerned citizens. Through that network NATW was able to launch the annual National Night Out campaign.

National night out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, better places to live. Together, we are making that happen.

National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community and provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

BEAVERTON'S NATIONAL NIGHT OUT will feature:
?,? Police K-9 demonstration;
?,? Police & Fire vehicles;
?,? Free pizza, ice cream & music;
?,? Displays by the Beaverton Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation, Beaverton Toyota, and many more;

Please join your Police Department at this community event. With all that is going on in the world, let's take some time to talk and have fun together.

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Attached Media Files: 2016-07/1412/96440/National_Night_Out.pdf
Be Alert- Pedestrian Safety Operation On Aug. 1 in Southwest Gresham
Gresham Police Dept - 07/28/16 12:10 AM
GRESHAM, Ore.-- The Gresham Police Department will conduct a pedestrian safety operation on Aug. 1 at the intersection of West Powell Blvd. and Southwest Duniway Ave. The department is hoping to raise pedestrian safety awareness for drivers and pedestrians through a two-pronged approach: education and enforcement of pedestrian right-of-way laws.

The operation will be conducted between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., with warning signs posted prior to entering the pedestrian safety operation zone. Pedestrian safety education is vital to keeping our roads safe.

Motorists must stop and yield to pedestrians who are waiting to cross, or who are already crossing the roadway. Motorists are also required to stop at all crosswalks when there is a vehicle already stopped in a lane next to the lane they are traveling in. Refer to Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 811.028, failure to stop and remain stopped for a pedestrian, for specifics on the law regarding drivers. Refer to ORS Chapter 814 for laws pertaining to pedestrians.

Funding for this pedestrian safety operation is made possible through a grant from Oregon Impact and Oregon's Department of Transportation. Additional operations will be scheduled during the summer and in September as the school year begins.

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Linn Deputies Investigate Logging Death (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 07/27/16 7:16 PM
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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports his deputies are investigating a fatal logging accident reported today at 11:52 a.m. The accident occurred near milepost 14 of U.S. Plywood Mainline off of Trask Road, outside of Lyons. This property is owned by Weyerhaeuser Columbia Timberlands and is currently being logged by Ridgeway Logging, Inc.

The victim, Jerry Dean Sramek, 55, of Salem, was a contracted independent truck driver and had just loaded logs from the logging site and was in route to a mill. Sramek was found by Brent Richmond, another truck driver traveling the same route at about 11:26 a.m.

The investigation revealed Sramek stopped to re-secure his load on the trailer approximately four miles away from the landing site where he was loaded. When he undid the forward chain, a log approximately 20 feet long and ten inches in diameter, fell from the top of his trailer onto Sramek causing fatal head and neck injuries.

Sramek was found to be wearing the proper protective equipment.

OSHA and the Linn County Medical Examiner were both notified due to this being a job-related death.

Deputies were assisted by the Lyons Fire Department.

Weddle's funeral home of Stayton responded and removed the body from the scene.


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Board of Commissioners provides direction on CEO search, waterfront redevelopment
Port of Vancouver - 07/27/16 4:06 PM
VANCOUVER, Wash. -- The July 26 Port of Vancouver USA Board of Commissioners meeting was a busy one, despite the seemingly light agenda.

The lone action item was a lease agreement with longtime port tenant Vanport Trucking, which the commissioners unanimously approved. Vanport Trucking currently employs 22 full-time workers and occupies 31,500 square feet of warehouse at the port. The lease is expected to generate $1.55 million in revenue to the port over the initial 10-year term.

New business: CEO search
During the new business portion of the agenda, Commission President Jerry Oliver raised the need to discuss the port's search for its next CEO.

Todd Coleman, who served as the port's CEO from 2012 to 2016, stepped down May 19 after 15 years with the organization. The Board of Commissioners appointed Chief Financial and Administrative Officer Julianna Marler as interim CEO while the port moves through the recruitment process.

The port hired Jones Strategic Consulting to perform an assessment to help inform the CEO recruitment process. Pat Jones, president of Jones Strategic, presented his assessment and recommendations to the commission during their July 12 meeting. His recommendations included options to conduct a national executive search or hire a transitional CEO.

The commissioners took some time last week to consider this information and talk individually with port Director of Human Resources Jonathan Eder before sharing opinions with each other during the July 26 commission meeting. The commission discussed internal talent, public sentiment, impacts to staff and uncertainty surrounding the process for Vancouver Energy.

At the board's request, Eder provided strategic advice on the recruitment process. He explained that a national search could produce candidates with strengths and qualifications that meet needs for both a transitional or long-term CEO.

After a lengthy discussion, the Board of Commissioners voted 2-1 to direct staff to begin a national CEO search on Oct. 1. This timeline would likely bring a new CEO on board in early 2017.

Terminal 1 public workshop
The port, consultant NBBJ and developers Holland Partner Group and Vesta Hospitality are working through the planning and Concept Development Plan (CDP) process for Terminal 1, the port's 10-acre waterfront redevelopment in downtown Vancouver.

This comprehensive process includes examining factors such as the port's guiding principles; public and stakeholder input; highest and best use; permitting; site constraints; community fit and many other elements of use and design. As the port moves through the process, issues are emerging that will affect the development's final configuration.

During a public workshop Tuesday, port staff and NBBJ shared these issues, which include the footprint of the future Interstate 5 Bridge replacement; FAA height restrictions; dock repair; City code; construction phasing; and parking. They also presented two additional alternatives for redevelopment that address these issues. Alternatives five and six both relocate the Terminal 1 building, maximize public space and build a development that is sustainable for the future of the port and community.

Commissioners asked questions, provided feedback and encouraged staff to continue moving forward with the port's aggressive planning, permitting and construction schedule.

Next steps
The port and its consultants have a CDP pre-application meeting with the City of Vancouver on Aug. 25 and plan to submit the final CDP late this year. Under an expedited process, the City could approve the CDP in mid-2017 and the first phase of construction could begin late that year.

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The Port of Vancouver USA is one of the major ports on the Pacific Coast, and its competitive strengths include available land, versatile cargo handling capabilities, vast transportation networks, a skilled labor force and an exceptional level of service to its customers and community. For more information, please visit us at www.portvanusa.com.
Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting One Adult in Washington County
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/27/16 3:31 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster today, July 27, 2016, at approximately 12 p.m.in the 31000 block of NW Kaybern Street in North Plains, Oregon. The fire affected one adult. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Media Advisory: South Hillsboro Groundbreaking Celebration on Tuesday, August 9, 9:30 AM (Photo)
City of Hillsboro - 07/27/16 3:30 PM
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South Hillsboro is the future home of 20,000 new residents, and it is the largest master-planned residential development in Oregon history by projected population.

Media members are invited to the groundbreaking celebration for the South Hillsboro neighborhood, which will feature Hillsboro Mayor Jerry Willey leading a toast in celebration of more than a decade of community planning and collaboration.

Due to limited space and the operation of heavy equipment on private property, transportation for the event is restricted. Media members must RSVP in advance to park and board buses to the site.


WHAT: South Hillsboro Neighborhood Groundbreaking Celebration
WHEN: Tuesday, August 9. Gathering at 9:30 am, Speakers at 10 am
HOW: RSVP required for parking/bus service to location


South Hillsboro's 1,400 acres will grow to be home to approximately 20,000 residents over the next two decades. Approximately 8,000 residences will be built to meet the diverse housing needs of the City of Hillsboro's growing workforce.

The South Hillsboro Community Plan calls for 286 acres of new parks and open space, with 15 miles of new, multi-use trails that are co-located with planned school facilities, with a goal of ensuring that all residents live within one quarter-mile of a park facility. South Hillsboro will also include a multi-modal transportation network, including world-class bicycle infrastructure and expanded transit service.

Please RSVP (and get parking directions/bus location) by calling 503-681-6218, or emailing:
Patrick.Preston@Hillsboro-Oregon.gov.


About the City of Hillsboro: Now Oregon's fifth largest city, with 97,480 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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Sheriff's Office Presents Community Public Safety Academy
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/27/16 3:14 PM
Are you interested in learning more about your Sheriff's Office?

The Washington County Sheriff's Office Community Public Safety Academy is accepting applications for volunteers to participate in this opportunity. The Community Public Safety Academy supports the Sheriff's Office effort to promote and preserve a safe community.

The Community Public Safety Academy is a 40-hour training program combining classroom and hands-on instruction to members of the community. This unique program provides community members with the opportunity to observe first-hand the daily operations of the Sheriff's Office, including:

Introduction to law enforcement equipment
Touring criminal justice facilities, including the County Jail
Overviews of crime scene investigations, patrol duties, jail activities and operations,
K-9 teams, tactical operations, narcotics enforcement and much more.

The next Community Public Safety Academy occurs September 6, 2016 through November 15, 2016. Each academy is limited to 40 students and is offered free of charge.

Classes are every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., with one weekend class. Classes are typically held in the Sheriff's Office training rooms at 215 S.W. Adams Avenue Hillsboro. Participants must be at least 18 years old.

Applications for the academy are available on the Washington County Sheriff's Office website or by visiting Sheriff's Office locations in Hillsboro or Beaverton.

For more information, contact Darlene Schnoor by phone (503-846-2774) or by email (darlene_schnoor@co.washington.or.us).


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State launches first Veterans Rental Assistance Program
Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs - 07/27/16 2:20 PM
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), in partnership with the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs (ODVA), has launched the Veterans Rental Assistance Program, designed to provide transitional housing for military veterans who have serious mental illness and are homeless or at risk for homelessness.

The new program will provide funding for transitional housing to accommodate up to 147 veterans who do not have permanent homes in Clackamas, Marion, Columbia, Yamhill and Jackson counties. Transitional housing is a stable, but temporary, arrangement meant to help bridge the gap from homelessness to permanent housing.

"OHA is pleased to partner with the Oregon Department of Veterans' affairs on this innovative and critical program," said Karen Wheeler, integrated health programs director for OHA's Health Systems Division.

OHA started the Rental Assistance Program in 2013 for individuals with serious mental illness, but this is the first time it has specifically targeted veterans. This year, OHA made $2.5 million available for veterans' rental assistance and a similar program, which serves young adults who meet the eligibility criteria for serious mental illness and homelessness.

The programs will be administered with the help of several nonprofit agencies, which were granted funding by OHA and will provide a certain number of housing "slots" in the areas and populations they serve.

The partnering providers serving veterans are Clackamas County Housing, Clackamas County, 30 slots; Salem Housing Authority, Marion County, 42 slots; Medicine Wheel Recovery Services Inc., Columbia County, 40 slots; Transition Projects Inc., Yamhill County, 20 slots; and ColumbiaCare Services-Jackson, Jackson County, 15 slots (and an additional 15 slots for young adults).

"We know from our efforts supporting crisis services, including mobile crisis interventions, that veterans in Oregon are experiencing behavioral health challenges that are unique to their circumstances and we have been looking for ways to help," Wheeler said.

Besides receiving rental subsidies, eligible individuals may receive assistance with moving costs. Residential housing specialists and peer support specialists are available to help individuals in becoming rent-ready and in locating, securing and maintaining a rental unit.

"This is something we've been working on for six months," said Mitch Sparks, director of statewide veterans services for ODVA. "One of the things I love about this program is that it has a definitive support network built in to help guarantee success in finding permanent housing. It's really a preventative measure for homelessness, designed to reduce the number of Oregon veterans who are out on the streets."

The program will begin in October 2016.

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Deputies Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash North Marion County *** UPDATE 2 ***
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/27/16 1:32 PM
Correction the first name of the deceased is Samantha Stover, Not Stephanie.

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The passenger who died in Sunday's fatal crash has been identified as 25 year old Stephanie Stover. She was is in the Navy and stationed in Everett, Washington on the USS Gridley.

The investigation is ongoing and we don't anticipate another release of information for at least a couple weeks.


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Deputies are on scene and investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash involving two vehicles that collided at the intersection of Ehlen Road NE and Butteville Road NE. Early indicators show a passenger car was north on Butteville when it failed to stop at the intersection causing a collision with a truck pulling a horse trailer westbound on Ehlen Road NE.

The driver of the passenger car was seriously injured and life flighted to a Portland hospital, the drivers passenger died on scene. The truck's occupants were both taken to area hospitals but are expected to live. The trailer contained two horses that are being attended to by a veterinarian on scene.

Members of the Marion County Crash Team and Oregon State Troopers are on scene investigating and expect the intersection will be closed in all directions for the next several hours.
Fair Board Announces Parking Fee Increase (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Event Center - 07/27/16 1:22 PM
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The Clackamas County Fair Board has approved an increase in the price of County Fair parking for 2016 in the Red, Blue & Yellow Lots. The price will increase from $5 to $10 per car per day during the Fair. There has not been a parking fee increase in eight years.

However, to help ease the burden of this change in the parking fee, every car that pays $10 to park, will receive 2 free admission tickets to the Oregon State Fair (a value of $16)!

"We hope to be able to fund some badly needed improvements with this increase," said Laurie Bothwell, Event Center and Fair Director. "This is the 110th Clackamas County Fair this year. We have buildings on the fairgrounds that were built in the 1920s that need some work. We would also like to see the Fair and Event Center become a more sustainable facility for the future. This increase will help contribute to that."

Bothwell also said that the parking fees will help out the Canby High School Athletic Department. Students and parents volunteer to be parking attendants at the Fair, and the high school receives a substantial donation for their efforts. "It's been a great partnership and great for the community," Bothwell said.

The Clackamas County Fair and Rodeo will run August 16-21 in Canby.

For more information, please contact Laurie Bothwell at 503-266-1136.


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State announces fair market value of school lands within the Elliott State Forest: $220.8 million
Oregon Dept. of State Lands - 07/27/16 11:55 AM
Salem -- Interested buyers heard today that the Common School Fund lands within the Elliott State Forest -- approximately 82,500 acres -- are valued at $220.8 million.

About 50 people gathered at the Department of State Lands to hear the results of a review process that involved analyzing appraisals provided by three independent firms. Mason, Bruce & Girard, an Oregon natural resource consulting firm, prepared the final report and valuation.

The announcement is a key piece of information for the public, private, and nonprofit entities that have expressed an interest in acquiring the Elliott property in Coos and Douglas counties. Interested buyers have until November 15, 2016, to submit plans to acquire the acreage. For plans to be deemed "responsive" they must:

- Demonstrate how the purchaser will pay the fair market value of the forest
- Be for the entire school land acreage
- Show how certain public values will be preserved, including:
1) Ensuring public recreational access on at least half of the forest
2) Protecting older forest stands on at least 25 percent of the forest
3) Conserving high quality watersheds through the protection of riparian areas along streams containing salmon, steelhead and bull trout
4) Providing at least 40 direct or indirect full-time jobs annually for at least 10 years

"Today's announcement comes after years of dedicated work on how to solve the dilemma of the Elliott State Forest -- a dilemma created by the forest consistently losing money for its owners, the schoolchildren of Oregon," said Department of State Lands Director Jim Paul.

"We've conducted a very rigorous process over the past two years that included outreach with a wide variety of interest groups and detailed technical analyses. Our goal has always been to strike the right approach towards ensuring the Common School Fund is fully compensated, while also protecting a range of natural resources important to the public," he said.

The Elliott State Forest is made up primarily of lands owned by Oregon's Common School Fund, an endowment that generates distributions from the fund's earnings to Oregon's 197 public school districts twice a year. These 82,500 acres are a portion of the school lands given to the state by the federal government at statehood with the express legal condition they be used primarily to produce revenue for K-12 schools. Oregon's constitution confirms the State Land Board's fiduciary responsibility to act as trustees of the fund and to meet the requirement of providing revenue for schools.

Before 2013, the Elliott generated millions of dollars from harvesting about one percent of the forest each year. Since 2013, because of harvest limitations prompted by a lawsuit over federal protected species and the ongoing costs of maintaining the land in compliance with state and federal laws, owning the Elliott has meant a net loss to the Common School Fund of more than $4 million.

Current estimates predict that the forest will continue to require more money to manage than it produces in revenue for the fund. In order to protect the financial health of the fund, while still acting within their limited capacity to consider other public benefits, the Land Board is providing an opportunity for public, private and nonprofit entities to come up with acquisition plans to purchase the property in a way that will benefit the fund and provide enhanced public benefits.

Under the process set up by the Land Board, the proceeds of the sale will be invested in the Common School Fund, generating a more secure stream of funding for schools.

The next steps in the Elliott ownership transfer are to continue to provide information and answer questions for interested parties (August through October); review plans submitted by Nov. 15 (November and early December); and to work with the State Land Board to select and make an offer to the preferred buyer (December).

"Protecting and enhancing the Common School Fund is perhaps the most important thing we do as an agency, and a successful transfer of ownership of the Elliott State Forest as a result of this work will be a huge achievement towards this end," says Jim Paul.

Additional information on the appraisal process:

Three appraisal firms were selected through a Request for Proposal process conducted by the Department of State Lands in the fall of 2015. They included Ted Foster & Associates, The Healy Company, LP and James W. Sewall Company. Their completed appraisals ranged from $192 million to $262 million.

The Appraisal Review Report was prepared by Mason, Bruce & Girard, a Portland-based consulting firm established in 1921. Roger G. Lord, a state-certified General Real Property Appraiser, conducted the review and established the fair market value of $220.8 million after analyzing and reconciling the three appraisals.

The report was prepared to meet standards specified in the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisition (UASFLA) and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. UASFLA standards require that the property be appraised for its highest and best economic use.

The State Land Board consists of Governor Kate Brown, Secretary of State Jeanne P. Atkins and State Treasurer Ted Wheeler. The Department of State Lands administers diverse natural and fiscal resources. Many of the resources generate revenue for the Common School Fund, such as state-owned rangelands and timberlands, waterway leases, estates for which no will or heirs exist, and unclaimed property. Twice a year, the agency distributes fund investment earnings to support K-12 public schools. The agency also administers Oregon's Removal-Fill Law, which requires people removing or filling certain amounts of material in waters of the state to obtain a permit.


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Salem Police Take Suspect Into Custody After Early Morning Chase and Shots Fired-UPDATE
Salem Police Dept. - 07/27/16 11:45 AM
UPDATE: 07-27-16/11:40 am

At approximately 3:23 am this morning, Salem Police Corporal Mike Baskett spotted a stolen 1995 Honda Accord near the intersection of Lancaster Dr NE and Beverly Ave NE. The driver of the stolen vehicle quickly turned onto Beverly Ave and rapidly accelerated in an easterly direction, but ran over a landscaping rock in a front yard at the intersection of Beverly Ave and Phipps Ln NE and became high-centered in the roadway. The suspect then exited the vehicle and fled on foot in an eastbound direction towards McKay Park. As the suspect fled from the vehicle, Cpl Baskett was able to observe a handgun in the suspect's hand.

As Cpl Baskett followed the suspect in his vehicle and then began to give chase on foot, he heard a gunshot from the area in which the suspect had fled. Cpl Baskett took appropriate precautionary measures as he broadcast his situation to other units. Officers from the Marion County Sheriff's Office and Keizer Police Department also responded to assist. As officers were continuing to check the area for the suspect, a call was received from a third party reporting that a suspect had broken into the residence of a relative in the 2600 block of Phipps Ln NE. Contact was established with those inside of the home, and they were able to leave the residence with the suspect still inside. Officers surrounded that residence and called for the suspect to exit. After approximately 20 minutes he did comply with commands and was taken into custody without further incident. A handgun was also recovered from a yard next to the residence where the suspect broke in and was captured.

The suspect in this case has been identified as 27-year old Carlos Francisco Calzadillas JR of Salem. He has been lodged in the Marion County Corrections Facility on charges of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Burglary in the First Degree, two counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and outstanding warrants for Parole Violation, Failure to Appear (two warrants) and Theft in the Third Degree.

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One suspect is in custody after fleeing from a stolen vehicle, firing a gunshot and breaking into a occupied residence.

The incident began at approximately 3:23 am when a Salem Police officer stopped a stolen vehicle near the intersection of Beverly NE and Phipps Ln NE. The male driver fled on foot, and the officer heard what sounded like a gunshot as the suspect fled. The officer gave chase as other officers responded to contain the suspect.

Shortly thereafter a nearby homeowner called in to report someone had broken into their residence. The occupants of the home were able to flee and the residence was surrounded by officers. The suspect surrendered without further incident after officers made several announcements to do so.

There were no injuries reported. Investigators are currently on scene and the suspect is being interviewed.

There are no further details available at this time.

Lt Okada will be available for interviews near the intersection of Beverly and Phipps Ln shortly.
Washington County Burn Ban
Forest Grove Fire & Rescue - 07/27/16 11:44 AM
FIRE SEASON'S BEGINNING MEANS THE END OF BURNING IN WASHINGTON COUNTY

The more humid and cooler start to our summer has bumped back the this year's start of wildfire season for Northwest Oregon, but as of 0100 hours on Friday, July 29, the Forest Grove Protection Unit of the Oregon Department of Forestry will officially declare fire season underway. So what exactly does this mean? For the residents of Washington County this means that all outdoor burning is now prohibited until further notice. Outdoor cooking using a gas grill or solid fuel barbecue is exempt from this closure, as is small recreational or warming fires, but please keep in mind that our county fire agencies may further restrict these at a later date if fire danger conditions become extreme. For those who use the forest lands for recreation or industrial use, this fire season declaration means that public closures and land use restrictions will be in effect for fire safety purposes. Please follow all warning signs that are posted in state forest land areas.

Northwest Oregon is not immune from the same devastating fires that other parts of Oregon has had in recent years. A large majority of wildfires we have here are started by human acts, so we must all work together to be fire safe this summer, and prevent a major wildfire from happening here. Things like improperly disposing of smoking materials, unattended campfires, or using gas operated tools and equipment during the hottest part of the day, are all frequent causes of wildfire for our area. Please be fire safe this summer.

For additional information about how you can improve the fire safety of your property, call your local fire department today.
Patrols Continue Along the Springwater Corridor
Gresham Police Dept - 07/27/16 11:33 AM
GRESHAM, Ore. -- With anticipation of an influx of campers moving further into East Multnomah County, Gresham Police continue to monitor the numbers of campsites along the Springwater Corridor.

With efforts by Portland Police Bureau and Multnomah County Sheriff's Office to move along hundreds of campers starting August 1st, Gresham Police Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET) will increase their presence along the Springwater Corridor in Gresham. With the extra presence, (NET) will continue to communicate with campers and maintain the trust they have built over the past 2 years. Gresham Police (NET) Officer Dan Estes said, "it's not about eradication, it's about limiting the number of campers grouped together." Gresham Police Officers assigned to patrol the Springwater Corridor will handout resource fliers and continue to maintain the relationship they've worked so hard to build.

In March, 2016, the City of Gresham and the police department created extra patrols with uniformed officers working in pairs, to add security along the Springwater Corridor. Bike patrols began at the end of the school year which are staffed with the Schools Resource Officers out on summer break from their normal assignments. This added four additional officers assigned to work the Springwater Corridor, city parks and the downtown core area. The city has also hired 2 park rangers who are assigned to patrol the Springwater Corridor as well as the city parks 7 days a week.

When camps are identified as needing clean up, officers contact the occupants and give them 24 to 48 hours to vacate the premise so the area can be cleaned. If this notice is given on Thursday or Friday, officers usually give campers the weekend to prepare to vacate. The City of Gresham contracts with Central City Concern who works with officers to clean up campsites. Officer Estes said, "local campers are always respectful and adhere to our requests when they're asked to vacate the property for cleanup. We want to continue this relationship because the way we are currently doing things is working for both sides."

Officers continually contact and partner with local business owners who are experiencing trespassing issues, so that the camping doesn't affect their businesses or livelihood.

Gresham Police have set up a neighborhood complaint line for community members to report livability issues within the city. 503.618.2NET.
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Shooting Investigation Tuesday Night in East Portland - No Known Injuries (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/27/16 11:01 AM
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On Tuesday July 26, 2016, at 11:18 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of Northeast 160th Avenue and East Burnside Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire and damage to a parked, unoccupied vehicle.

Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the scene and took over the investigation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Low Water Means High Vigilance for Boaters (Photo)
Oregon Marine Board - 07/27/16 10:26 AM
Marine Deputy Ernie Fields scouting out an area for safe passage on the lower Rogue River
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It's easy to see the exposed gravel bars and shoals that formed on area waterways as the water levels drop and the temperature steadily creeps up. Many reservoirs too, are showing previously submerged stumps. Low water levels can create specific challenges that boaters need to be aware of.

The dynamic landscape, especially in rivers, changes from week to week. It's important for boaters to be aware that what wasn't visible or dangerous a week ago, could be now, and to know how to alter their boat operation for a safe and enjoyable time on the water. The Oregon State Marine Board offers the following tips on how to have fun and stay safe:

Boat with a buddy. Especially in paddlecraft. Have at least two boats and a plan if the party is separated. Always let a friend or family member know where you're going, when you expect to return, what clothing you're wearing, and who's with you.
Stand Up Paddleboards are considered boats in Oregon, and require having a properly fitting life jacket and a sound-producing device like a whistle, on board. Better yet --wear the jacket and attach the whistle. If you use a leash, ensure it's the appropriate leash for the waterway you're paddling.
Keep a proper lookout and look what's ahead, not what's just in front of you.
Scouting ahead is worth your time. Determine the safest course around boulders, gravel bars, or fallen trees/root wads.
Read the water. Where is there whitewater? Where does the water eddy? How is the water riffling? These water characteristics indicate what's below the surface, a sense of depth and gives key information on how to safely navigate.
Go with your "gut feeling." If something doesn't feel right, listen to your gut. When in doubt, portage (drag or carry) the boat over and around an obstruction. Skill level and confidence can mean the difference between an easy run and a potentially dangerous one.
Stay well clear of log jams and strainers (root wads, trees, branches, logs). They allow water through them, but can catch and entrap paddlers underwater or entangle lines on boats.
Know your limits. --Not when you're at your best, but at that specific moment. Stick to rivers with Class I or II rapids unless you have the skill and conditioning for advanced water levels.
Use the right gear for the type of boating. When running Class III or higher rapids, a helmet, properly fitting life jacket, a throw bag and secured gear are incredibly important.
On reservoirs and lakes, sharp drop-off's are a given. Tree stumps, boulders and fallen trees may not be visible. Take special care when operating near the banks, where many of these obstructions lie just below the surface. Always wear a life jacket when on the banks. Banks are often unstable.
On coastal bays, pay attention to the weather and the tide. A receding tide could leave a boater "stuck" at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Check the Marine Board's website for reported navigation obstructions and report serious or unexpected ones. The Marine Board will coordinate an evaluation of the obstruction with local law enforcement. By reporting obstructions, you can help ensure safe navigation on popular waterways for everyone.

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Eyo Nyong Murder Remains Unsolved After 11 Years - Reward of Up to $2,500 Available to Solve Case (Photo)
Crime Stoppers of Oregon - 07/27/16 10:20 AM
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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 11 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 of Oregon is now offering rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information leading to arrests in any unsolved homicide case 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.

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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New report shows financial health of Oregon hospitals has improved as more people have gained health insurance coverage
Oregon Health Authority - 07/27/16 9:51 AM
EDITORS: Report researchers Stacey Schubert and Steve Ranzoni will be available to answer questions about the report between 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27. Call Tony Andersen at 971-239-6483 to arrange an interview time.

Salem, Oregon----A new report issued by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) finds that as more people in Oregon have become insured, the financial standing of most hospitals has improved. Across Oregon's hospitals, operating margins have increased, while uncompensated care decreased.

The Highlights report----issued for the first time this year----also finds that hospital revenue has increased under the Affordable Care Act.

Each year OHA is required to collect financial data from acute care hospitals under ORS 442.400-442.463, providing an annual snapshot of the healthcare needs of Oregon communities and assessing the fiscal health of hospitals under the ACA.

The report, "Oregon Acute Care Hospitals: Annual Financials Reporting Highlights," aims to provide a transparent source of healthcare information and inform policy conversations.

"This data shows us that the new healthcare environment is providing more people access to affordable care while improving the financial stability of hospitals in Oregon," said Lynne Saxton, director of the OHA. "Hospitals are a critical part of our healthcare delivery system, and their financial viability ensures that essential community services are delivered effectively and efficiently. This report provides patients and policymakers an accessible and transparent vantage point for exploring future opportunities."

Major changes to Oregon's healthcare system in 2014 impacted charity care services provided by Oregon hospitals. As the ACA increased access to health care coverage through expanded Medicaid eligibility and the health insurance exchange, the proportion of uninsured individuals in Oregon fell sharply from 14.5 percent to 5.3 percent (Oregon Health Insurance Survey, 2013 and 2015). This significantly reduced the need for financial assistance and charity care as more people became insured and the cost of services provided to them were recouped by hospitals.

According to the data provided in the report between 2014 and 2015:
Uncompensated care----a combination of charity care and bad debt----dropped by $342 million, or 38.4 percent.
Net hospital income in Oregon increased $367 million, or 53.8 percent.
Oregon hospitals' operating margins increased nearly 35%. Operating margins indicate whether a hospital is operating at a profit or loss.
Overall, rural hospitals experienced more fluctuation in income and operated with tighter margins from 2010-2015, however, all hospital types had greater net income in 2015.

The report is available as a PDF file and as a data file on the OHA Health Analytics website at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/analytics/Pages/index.aspx, linked to as "Hospital Financial Report."

Media availability
Report researchers Stacey Schubert and Steve Ranzoni will be available to answer questions about the report between 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27. Call Tony Andersen at 971-239-6483 to arrange an interview time.

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Salmonberry Trail meeting set Aug. 5
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 07/27/16 9:23 AM
Tillamook OR -- The Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency (STIA) will meet at the Port of Tillamook Bay Aug. 5 to discuss issues related to ownership and management of the proposed 84 mile Salmonberry Trail corridor that will connect the cities of Tillamook and Banks. The meeting will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Port of Tillamook Bay Conference Room, 4000 Blimp Blvd., Tillamook, Oregon 97141.

The agenda includes updates on fundraising, a report from the Ownership Work Group, status of coastal planning efforts and concerns regarding the level of use of the Canyon segment.

The Salmonberry Trail will connect eight cities and two counties, passing by the Oregon coastline, fisheries, farmland and the rugged Oregon Coast Range. The route follows the Port of Tillamook Bay Railway, which closed in 2007 after massive storm damage. The Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency was established to promote and facilitate coordinated direction and guidance in the planning, development and maintenance of the multi-use trail.

For more information, contact Dennis Wiley, Salmonberry Trail project manager, at 503-986-0723 or dennis.wiley@oregon.gov.
Lloyd Jones to play at free festival commemorating Milo McIver State Park's original Vortex concert
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 07/27/16 9:22 AM
Estacada, OR -- Milo McIver State Park will host Vortex 2016 on Aug. 13 to celebrate the 46th anniversary of the original Vortex rock concert held at the park in August 1970. The free festival will be from 3-8:30 p.m. in the Vortex Meadow.

Portland rock artist Jon Koonce will play from 3-4:30 p.m., followed by headliner blues and roots artist Lloyd Jones, also of Portland, from 5-8 p.m. The celebration will include family friendly activities such as face painting, giant bubbles, and hula hooping. Participants can join a "Best of Vortex" story contest and a historical walking tour with Matt Love, Vortex historian and author of The Far Out Story of Vortex I. This year will have a special commemoration of Dr. Cameron Bangs, lead doctor to participants at the original festival. Attendees can 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.

In 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.

This free event is open to the public. Attendees will park in the Riverbend Day-use Area and take a shuttle to Vortex Meadow. Shuttle service begins at 2:30 p.m. A $5 parking permit is required for each vehicle, which can be purchased on-site. Alternately, attendees may display an annual permit, available at major park offices and online at store.oregonstateparks.org.

For more details and a schedule of events, click on "Things to Do" at oregonstateparks.org or call event coordinator Deb Hill at 503-636-9886, ext. 225.
Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program (CAFR Program)
Washington Co. 9-1-1 - 07/27/16 9:07 AM
WCCCA is pleased to announce that our comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015 qualifies for the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by our Agency.

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) established the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program (CAFR Program) in 1945 to encourage and assist state and local governments to go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles to prepare comprehensive annual financial reports that evidence the spirit of transparency and full disclosure and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal. The goal of the program is not to assess the financial health of participating governments, but rather to ensure that users of their financial statements have the information they need to do so themselves.

Reports submitted to the CAFR program are reviewed by selected members of the GFOA professional staff and the GFOA Special Review Committee (SRC), which comprises individuals with expertise in public sector financial reporting and includes financial statement preparers, independent auditors, academics, and other finance professionals.

Governments that participate in the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program are asked to submit their report within six months of the end of the fiscal year. The GFOA's review process typically requires an additional 4 to 6 months.

Program results available from the GFOA refer to the 2015 program which includes statistics for the fiscal years ended in 2014. The GFOA presented 111 governments in Oregon the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting award. WCCCA is grouped with Special Districts and is one of 12 awards in this group for Oregon which includes entities such as TVFR, Metro, Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District, etc. Including June 30, 2015, WCCCA has received the CAFR award for 22 years.

Beginning on July 1st each year staff works to close the books and begins to prepare for the year-end audit. July and August are dedicated closing, reconciling and preparation of working papers required by the auditors. After Labor Day the audit begins and runs for approximately two weeks. Before and during the audit, once the numbers are near finalized, staff works to assemble the CAFR which includes sections on the Board of Commissioners, Budget Committee, Management's Discussion and Analysis, Basic Financial Statements, Required Supplementary Information, Other Supplementary Information, and a section with Statistical information. The report of the audits is typically issued the end of September or the beginning of October. All of this work occurs concurrently with all other day to day duties and responsibilities of staff.
Jump Start helps kindergartners transition to school
Vancouver Sch. Dist. - 07/27/16 9:00 AM
Parents of kids who will be entering kindergarten this year are strongly encouraged to sign up their children for Kindergarten Jump Start, a free program that takes place a few weeks before school begins.

Jump Start participants engage in a variety of math, literacy and hands-on learning activities. They learn basic school routines and become familiar with school surroundings. Students also receive a free, nutritious snack daily.

Jump Start will be offered at the following elementary schools in 2016:

Aug. 1-23:
Anderson, Fruit Valley, Harney, Hazel Dell, King, Lincoln, Marshall, Minnehaha, Ogden, Roosevelt, Walnut Grove and Washington

Aug. 15-19:
Chinook, Eisenhower, Felida, Franklin, Hough, Lake Shore, Sacajawea, Salmon Creek and Truman

The program runs from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at all schools. Full participation is encouraged, but not required. Transportation is not provided.

At Jump Start, parents will be asked to register their children for school if they have not already done so.

For more information, visit http://vansd.org/kindergarten/jump-start.
Watch Seattle Seafair events on CVTV channel 21, CVTV.org
City of Vancouver - 07/27/16 8:27 AM
Vancouver, Wash. -- 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 from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 30, and the Albert Lee Cup Unlimited Hydroplane Race from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7.

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

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Shot Fired During Domestic Disturbance
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 07/27/16 8:16 AM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports his deputies responded to a domestic disturbance between Lynnette McConnel, 60, and her husband Steve McConnel, 63, today at their residence 41055 Shimanek Bridge Drive in Scio.

Lynnette was armed with a shotgun and confronted the deputies as they approached the scene. Deputies used exceptional restraint and were able to get Lynnette ultimately to put the shotgun away.

During the investigation, deputies learned that a verbal altercation between Lynette and Stephen, had escalated in the driveway of the residence. Lynnette armed herself with a shotgun and fired a shot into the vehicle Stephen was driving.

Lynnette McConnel was arrested and lodged at the Linn County Jail for Assault IV, Menacing, Pointing a Firearm at Another, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Attempted Assault II.
Sheriff's Office Partners with Neighborhoods at 2016 National Night Out (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/27/16 8:10 AM
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The Washington County Sheriff's Office is looking forward to joining residents for National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016. National Night Out is an annual event that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to improve neighborhood livability. This year's theme "Lights On, Lock Up" encourages simple crime prevention strategies such as utilizing proper lighting techniques or securely locking property to help improve the safety of our communities.

Washington County Sheriff Pat Garrett states, "National Night Out is a great tradition that brings neighborhoods and public safety agencies together. Hearing from our residents helps us so we can best respond, provide education and continue to serve our communities with excellent service."

The Washington County Sheriff's Office will be at various neighborhood events including:

Aloha National Night Out: 4-8 PM at Bales Thriftway Lot 17675 SW Farmington Rd. Aloha

Banks National Night Out: 6-8:30 PM at Sunset Park/Speedway 12765 NW Main St. Banks

Cornelius National Night Out: 5:30-8 PM at Harleman Park 875 S. Heather St. Cornelius

Metzger National Out: 6-8 PM at Metzger Park 8400 SW Hemlock St. Portland

You can find more information about National Night Out at: https://natw.org/


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Washington County Burn Ban
Forest Grove Fire & Rescue - 07/27/16 7:35 AM
FIRE SEASON'S BEGINNING MEANS THE END OF BURNING IN WASHINGTON COUNTY

The more humid and cooler start to our summer has bumped back the this year's start of wildfire season for Northwest Oregon, but as of 0100 hours on Friday, July 29, the Forest Grove Protection Unit of the Oregon Department of Forestry will officially declare fire season underway. So what exactly does this mean? For the residents of Washington County this means that all outdoor burning is now prohibited until further notice. Outdoor cooking using a gas grill or solid fuel barbecue is exempt from this closure, as is small recreational or warming fires, but please keep in mind that our county fire agencies may further restrict these at a later date if fire danger conditions become extreme. For those who use the forest lands for recreation or industrial use, this fire season declaration means that public closures and land use restrictions will be in effect for fire safety purposes. Please follow all warning signs that are posted in state forest land areas.

Northwest Oregon is not immune from the same devastating fires that other parts of Oregon has had in recent years. A large majority of wildfires we have here are started by human acts, so we must all work together to be fire safe this summer, and prevent a major wildfire from happening here. Things like improperly disposing of smoking materials, unattended campfires, or using gas operated tools and equipment during the hottest part of the day, are all frequent causes of wildfire for our area. Please be fire safe this summer.

For additional information about how you can improve the fire safety of your property, call your local fire department today.
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Small shed fire extinguished quickly (Photo)
Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue - 07/26/16 11:02 PM
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Kelso- Firefighters from Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue extinguished a back yard shed fire Tuesday evening just after 8:15 in the 500 block of South 4th Ave. The initial dispatch reported black smoke and flames coming from the back yard of the home threatening other structures. Fire crews arrived and extinguished the fire with one hose line in under 3 minutes. An eight year old child admitted to lighting the fire with a bar-b-q butane lighter; Kelso police also responded to the fire. Fire officials estimate damage to the 10 foot by 10 foot shed and its contents to be $750. It is considered a total loss. Two engines, a medic unit, and a chief officer responded to the fire; no injuries were reported.

Young fire setters cause hundreds of deaths and injuries each year. Preschoolers and kindergartners are most likely to start these fires, typically by playing with matches and lighters, and are most likely to die in them. Parents and adults can reduce these tendencies by following some of these tips:

1. Store matches and other ignition sources high up and away from children's reach
2. Never use fire as a source of amusement for small children, they may imitate you
3. Use only ignition sources with child resistant features
4. Talk to kids about the dangers of fire and the consequences that may result

More on fire safety and young fire setters can be found at: http://www.nfpa.org/public-education/by-topic/top-causes-of-fire/young-firesetters/children-and-fire-safety-tips


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Deputies Respond to suspicious bottles (Photo)
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/26/16 8:54 PM
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Over the past several days the Sheriff's Office had responded to at least three calls of suspicious items in people's yards. Two of these calls were north of Battle Ground and one was in the Orchards area. At each of these calls deputies found what were described as plastic pop bottles with unknown chemicals in them. Deputies determined that these were "pop bottle bombs" that had not ruptured. These devices are made by mixing two items in the pop bottle that creates pressure causing the bottle to rupture and this creates a loud report similar to a gun shot. In two of the cases the Portland Metro Explosives Unit responded and rendered the items safe. In the third instance the deputy determine that the bottle was not a danger and disposed of it.

This is a reminder that if you find a plastic pop bottle with the lid on it and what appears to be other than soda pop in it or the bottle shows signs that it is under pressure to not touch it, leave the area and call 9-1-1. The chemicals used can cause chemical burns if they come in contact with skin or eyes.

If you have any information on who may be making these items please call 9-1-1.

Attached is a photo of a bottle under pressure from the internet.


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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Five People in Washington County
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/26/16 5:07 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster today, July 26, at approximately 4 p.m., in the 23000 block of SW Main Street in Sherwood, OR. The single-family fire affected five people including two adults and three children. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Linn County Sheriff's Office Serves Warrant for Online Child Pornography
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 07/26/16 4:41 PM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports his detectives served a search warrant this morning at a residence in Albany after a month long investigation into the online distribution of child pornography.

Britain James Sylvester Spikes, 25, of Albany admitted to using a computer in his residence located on Tracy Court, to download and distribute child pornography over the Internet.

Numerous electronic devices were seized and occupants of the residence were interviewed. One computer in the residence was determined to be actively distributing child pornography files when detectives arrived.

Electronic devices seized from the residence will be forensically examined by the Linn County Sheriff's Office Digital Forensics Laboratory, and additional charges may be forthcoming after the digital forensics analysis.

Spikes was arrested and lodged at the Linn County Jail on three counts of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse in the First Degree.

The investigation gathered information related to the online distribution of child pornography with the assistance of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC), which the Sheriff's Office is a member.

Linn County Sheriff's Office was assisted in this investigation by the Benton County Sheriff's Office, the Corvallis Police Department, and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Argay Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 07/26/16 3:58 PM
On Tuesday July 26, 2016, at 12:47 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 12900 block of Northeast Rose Parkway.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire and a witness who reported hearing the shots and seeing a silver SUV speed out of the area.

An area home was struck by gunfire but nobody at the home was injured.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333, reference case #16-239613.

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OSP Seeking Public's Assistance With Identifying Additional Victims Of Sex Abuse (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/26/16 1:49 PM
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The Oregon State Police is continuing it's investigation into sex abuse allegations against a Grants Pass man, Michael "Bo" FRAMPTON. OSP Detectives arrested FRAMPTON, age 39, on July 1, 2016 in the Grants Pass area for the following charges:

Sex Abuse I (5 counts)
Sodomy I (4 counts)
Attempted Rape I

The victim, a nine year old female, was known to FRAMPTON.

Since the original release last week of his arrest, 9 other victims of abuse have been identified. It is believed FRAMPTON has abused multiple victims over the past 20 years. He has lived in Grants Pass, Gold Beach, Port Orchard, Washington and an unknown location in Arizona. FRAMPTON has worked as a used car salesman and odd jobs.

OSP is seeking to identify any additional victims of abuse by FRAMPTON as it is possible there are others that have not yet come forward. The victims known to OSP at this time were females between the ages of 9 and 15.

Any persons with information are asked to call Detective Brendan Quirke at 541-618-7952. No further information will be released at this time.


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Prevent heat illness for workers in hot weather
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 07/26/16 1:17 PM
(Salem) -- As temperatures rise this summer, Oregon OSHA encourages employers and workers in construction, agriculture and other labor-intensive activities to learn the signs of heat illness and focus on prevention.

Exposure to heat can lead to headaches, cramps, dizziness, fatigue, nausea or vomiting, and even seizures or death. From 2011 through 2015, 28 people received benefits through Oregon's workers' compensation system for heat-related illnesses (at least three days away from work).

"Workers in Oregon tend to be more likely to suffer from heat-related illnesses, because they're used to working in mild weather and often not acclimated to this type of heat," said Penny Wolf-McCormick, health enforcement manager for Oregon OSHA. "That's why it's especially important for employers to provide drinking water, offer shaded places for workers to take breaks, and to watch for signs of trouble."

Here are some tips for preventing a heat-related illness:
Perform the heaviest, most labor-intensive work during the coolest part of the day.
Use the buddy system (work in pairs) to monitor the heat.
Drink plenty of cool water (one small cup every 15 to 20 minutes).
Wear light, loose-fitting, breathable clothing (such as cotton).
Take frequent short breaks in cool, shaded areas -- allow your body to cool down.
Avoid eating large meals before working in hot environments.
Avoid caffeine and alcoholic beverages (these make the body lose water and increase the risk of heat illnesses).

To help those suffering from heat exhaustion:
Move them to a cool, shaded area. Do not leave them alone.
Loosen and remove heavy clothing.
Provide cool water to drink (a small cup every 15 minutes) if they are not feeling sick to their stomach.
Try to cool them by fanning them. Cool the skin with a spray mist of cold water or a wet cloth.
If they do not feel better in a few minutes, call 911 for emergency help.

Certain medications, wearing personal protective equipment while on the job, and a past case of heat stress create a higher risk for heat illness. Heat stroke is a more severe condition than heat exhaustion and can result in death. Immediately call for emergency help if you think the person is suffering from heat stroke.

Employers can calculate the heat index for their worksite with the federal OSHA heat stress app for mobile phones. The tool is available at
https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatillness/heat_index/heat_app.html. A number of other tools are available at https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatillness/index.html.

Oregon OSHA also has a pocket-sized booklet available, in both English and Spanish, with tips for working in the heat: http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/4926.pdf. (English version).

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Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, enforces the state's workplace safety and health rules and works to improve workplace safety and health for all Oregon workers. For more information, visit www.orosha.org.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, go to www.dcbs.oregon.gov. Follow DCBS on Twitter: twitter.com/OregonDCBS. Receive consumer help and information on insurance, mortgages, investments, workplace safety, and more.
UPDATE:Missing 13 Year old Girl Found Safe (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/26/16 1:00 PM
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UPDATE: Emma Beggs was lost overnight and has been found safe this morning. At 8:52 a.m., she walked out onto a logging road after walking over nine miles of dirt trails. Emma was found by loggers who heard the media information about her missing. The loggers drove her to the Sheriff's command post at Roger's Camp. She was dehydrated and hungry but otherwise in good health. Emma reported she continued to walk on the trail until it was light enough this morning to find her way to a road and be seen.

The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the media for getting the word out about Emma and the loggers who heard the information, recognized her and were willing to help.

ORIGINAL RELEASE BELOW:

July 26, 2016 -- Sheriff's Deputies are searching for a girl that was reported missing while camping with her family.

On July 25, 2016 at 9:45 p.m., a family member called Washington County Sheriff's Deputies to report their daughter, Emma Beggs (photo inset), 13 from Aloha, went for a trail run and never returned.

The family told Sheriff's Deputies they were camping at the Gales Creek Campground west of Banks, when Emma went for a 3-mile trail run. The family said Emma is an avid trail runner and she left the campsite at about 6:00 p.m. but failed to return. She is not familiar with this area. The family searched but was unable to find her. There is no cellular phone service in the area so the family drove out and called the Sheriff's Office at 9:45 p.m. last night.

Sheriff's Deputies began an extensive search in this rugged secluded area. Washington County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue was quickly activated to help find Emma. The Sheriff's Office has been searching for her all night. Searchers are assisted by air support and Tillamook County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue.

Emma Beggs is described as being 5'10" tall, 145 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a gray and pink tank top with black shorts and Champion running shoes.

The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information in this incident to please call 503-629-0111.


Attached Media Files: PDF Flier , Emma Beggs Photo
Excavator Fire In Lebanon Threatens Loaded Rail Car (Photo)
Lebanon Fire District - 07/26/16 12:57 PM
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Lebanon firefighters were dispatched to a report of an excavator on fire at a loading facility on Gore Drive near Langmack Road at 9:44 am Tuesday morning. On arrival fire crews found a Hitachi excavator fully involved in fire with a grain filled rail car in close proximity. A quick knock down by the crew of Engine 34 prevented the fire from spreading to the rail car and causing further damage. One engine company, a pumper tender, a Battalion Chief, and two Division Chiefs were on scene for approximately 45 minutes. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

For HD video of this fire and other LFD incidents, visit our YouTube Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjTxDBuPbD3DPAybCkCgEvg


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Cowlitz Sheriff Detectives arrest woman selling phone on Craig's list for assault DV warrant.
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/26/16 12:33 PM
Cowlitz Sheriff Detectives became suspicious of a Craig's List add for an iPhone 5s that was priced considerably lower than the market. Suspecting the phone may be stolen, they agreed to meet her. When they met the woman, 34yrs, Michelle L. Sears, of Longview, they learned that she had a warrant for her arrest for Assault 4th D.V.(Longview PD Case). It does not appear that the phone was stolen, but they arrested her the outstanding warrant. She was booked in the Cowlitz County Jail.
Burglary Suspect Arrested After 16-Year-Old Calls 9-1-1 in South Tabor Neighborhood (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/26/16 12:24 PM
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On Tuesday July 26, 2016, at 2:24 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a residential burglary in the 7800 block of Southeast Franklin Street. The 16-year-old female caller reported that an unknown suspect was inside her room.

Officers arrived in the area and immediately established a neighborhood perimeter after learning that the suspect fled the residence prior to police arrival. Officers, including a Police Canine Unit, searched the neighborhood and located the suspect attempting to walk out of the area. Due to the victim's excellent description, officers arrested the suspect and recovered items stolen in the burglary.

47-year-old Themba Hasaan Kelley was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the First Degree and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Kelley is also being held on a parole violation.

Community members and businesses are encouraged to visit the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention page at http://www.portlandonline.com/oni/cp for crime prevention tips and resources.

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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting 14 People in Marion County
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/26/16 12:23 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster today, July 26, at approximately 10:30 a.m., in the 4800 block of Chinook Court SE in Salem, OR. The multi-family fire affected 14 people, including seven adults and seven children.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.
The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Marion County Fire District #1 Responds to 2nd Alarm House Fire (Photo)
Marion Co. Fire Dist. #1 - 07/26/16 10:23 AM
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Marion County Fire District #1 was dispatched to a structure fire in the 4800 block of Chinook Ct SE at 8:58 a.m. this morning. Smoke and flames was visible upon arrival and initial crews called for a 2nd alarm. The 12 occupants from the south side of the duplex, and the 4 occupants of the north side of the duplex evacuated safely and no injuries were reported.

More than 20 firefighters worked to contain the fire, responding from Six fire engines, two medic units, and additional chief officers. Assistance was provided by Salem Fire on scene and Turner Fire moved up to MCFD1 to cover additional calls for service in the fire district. Both NW Natural and PGE were on scene to cut utilities to the structure. Fire crews remain on scene, so please avoid the area and utilize alternative routes for travel.

Red Cross has been contacted to provide assistance to the displaced families.


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Making the Grade on Health Care Price Transparency: Oregon Up to "B" from "F"
Oregon Assn. of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) - 07/26/16 9:16 AM
July 26, 2016 -- Lake Oswego, Oregon -- Due in large part to the legislation the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems sponsored in 2015, Oregon has received a health care transparency rating of "B" in The 2016 Report Card on State Price Transparency Laws (attached), developed by the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI3) and Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR). In every previous edition of the scorecard, Oregon had received an "F" along with most other states in the nation. Now Oregon is one of seven states that receive above a failing grade, and is one of only one of four which get an "A" or a "B."

The Report Card on State Price Transparency Laws rates states on a series of metrics, all of which focus on whether the public is being provided with high-quality, accessible health care pricing information. The new report cites OregonHospitalGuide.org, where Oregon's data is displayed in an easy-to-use, accessible and comparable manner as a key reason Oregon moved up the ranks this year. The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems created and maintains the website, and took state-produced price data and displayed it on that site, in an effort to increase transparency.

"Oregon hospitals are proud to have led the way towards this improved grade by both passing legislation to make price data public and also putting that data on OregonHospitalGuide.org for patients and the public to access," said Andy Davidson, president and CEO of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems. "Our ultimate goal was not to improve our grade, however, but to improve the quality and amount of information available to the public and our patients. When you combine this online pricing data with our commitment to giving patients a good-faith estimate within three business days, we feel that we are putting great tools in the hands of our community in a substantive way for the first time."

"Oregon is a model for how strong vision and leadership can help under-performing states move rapidly up the ratings," said Suzanne Delbanco, executive director of Catalyst for Payment Reform. "We are pleased to see Oregon getting the recognition it deserves for providing crucial information to consumers who want spend their health care dollars wisely."

"Oregon's transparency law combines two elements that every state should emulate: collecting data in an all-payer claims database, and publishing it online," said François de Brantes, executive director of HCI3. "Those were the keys to the state's leap toward the top of the grade scale."

"I'm gratified that the hard work we did in the 2015 Legislative Session on health care price transparency has paid off," said Senator Laurie Monnes-Anderson, who was a lead sponsor of the bill which set the new round of transparency work in motion. "Patients around Oregon deserve access to quality pricing data. I'm proud that we've taken this huge step forward in this area and are being recognized on a national level. In the end, more health care information leads to better choices."

"We tackled the tricky issue of health care pricing transparency head on in 2015 and I'm proud to know that our hard work did not go unnoticed," said Representative John Lively, who also shepherded the bill through the legislature. "In a data-driven world, it was unacceptable to think that our state's health care system could not provide good pricing data for patients to access. I applaud all those involved in this effort and look forward to sharing the new resources with my constituents."

The report says that Oregon merits the "B" grade because it "collects data in an [All Payer All Claims] database, including paid amounts, and publishes the data on good website for consumers. Oregon can earn an even higher score if the state collects practitioner prices in addition to facility prices and does so for a greater number of services and procedures.

"Oregon hospitals are grateful to have had great partners in this effort--especially in the Legislature, where key members were both active and engaged on this," added Andy Davidson. "We thank Senators Laurie Monnes-Anderson, Jeff Kruse, Alan Bates, Betsy Johnson, and Tim Knopp as well as Representatives Nancy Nathanson, John Lively, Cedric Hayden, John Davis, Bill Kennemer and Brian Clem. These legislators' focus on health care transparency and their advocacy for the bill underlying this work is truly commendable and we look forward to working with them to move our state further along towards a truly transparent, safe and sustainable health care system. We also thank the Catalyst for Payment Reform and HCI3 for their guidance via their scorecard on how to achieve true health care transparency and thank them for their advocacy on this subject."

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About OAHHS: Founded in 1934, the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems is a statewide, nonprofit association that works closely with local, state and national health care leaders, businesses, citizen coalitions, and other organizations to enhance and promote community health and to continue improving Oregon's health care community.


Attached Media Files: National Scorecard , OAHHS press release
Salem Police To Conduct Pedestrian Crosswalk Safety Campaign
Salem Police Dept. - 07/26/16 8:56 AM
As the weather becomes warmer and days become longer, we typically see more pedestrians out and about at various times of the day and night, and pedestrian safety issues become even more important. As a result, the Salem Police Department traffic unit will be conducting pedestrian safety enforcement and education campaigns throughout the City during the summer months.

The campaigns will utilize plain clothes officers who will be crossing streets at crosswalk locations throughout the City, and video cameras will be used to record violations. Those who are contacted will be able to view the violation on video.

Oregon law requires all drivers to stop prior to entering a crosswalk for pedestrians who are crossing the street in a marked or unmarked crosswalk. Drivers are required to stop if a pedestrian is either in the lane in which the driver's vehicle is traveling or in a lane adjacent to the lane in which the driver's vehicle is traveling.

Marked crosswalks may be located at or between intersections and are recognized by solid or dashed white lines. Oregon Law also states that every intersection should be considered to have a crosswalk, whether marked or not. Additionally, a vehicle may not legally pass another vehicle that is stopped at a marked or unmarked crosswalk for a pedestrian. Failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk and for passing a stopped vehicle at a crosswalk are class B violations and carry a fine of up to $260.00.

This safety campaign is in partnership with Oregon Impact in order to address pedestrian and crosswalk safety through education and enforcement.
Take a Trial Run for the 'Big One' with the American Red Cross and Camp Prepare!
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/26/16 8:44 AM
Community members are encouraged to camp out on the night of August 6 using only the contents of their disaster preparedness kits to test readiness for a disaster.

PORTLAND, Ore., July 26, 2016 - Are you prepared to live on only the contents of your disaster preparedness kit following a 9.0 Cascadia earthquake or other disaster? Test your readiness by camping out in your own backyard (or at a campsite) on the night of Saturday, August 6, for Camp Prepare!

Camp Prepare! is a region-wide, coordinated camping event the whole family can participate in -- at a campground or in your own back yard. It's a chance to take your emergency kit on a trial run before the 'Big One'.

"Camp Prepare! is an opportunity for people across the Pacific Northwest to combine their love of camping with preparedness," said Amy Shlossman, CEO of the Red Cross Cascades Region. "Now is the time to make sure your disaster kit has everything you need should a disaster strike."

Prepare for Camp Prepare! 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, like a Cascadia earthquake may require supplies for several weeks.

Date: August 6
Time: Overnight
Location: Your own backyard (or a campsite)

How to participate:
1. Register as an official Camp Prepare! participant by visiting: www.redcross.org/CampPrepare2016.

2. Share your Camp Prepare! experience. Take a photo/selfie, use the hashtag #CampPrepare and tag us on social media:
Facebook: RedCrossCascades
Twitter: @RedCrossCasc
Instagram: @RedCrossCasc

3. Need a kit list? The Red Cross has you covered. Visit www.redcross.org/PrepareOutLoud for a full kit supply list.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org.


Attached Media Files: Camp Prepare Poster , Camp Prepare News Release
CCITF named '2016 Outstanding Task Force' (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/26/16 8:27 AM
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Clackamas County's drug task force just earned regional honors for a year of strong enforcement efforts.

The Oregon-Idaho High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program and the Oregon Narcotics Enforcement Association (ONEA) just presented the Clackamas County Inter-agency Task Force (CCITF) with their "2016 Outstanding Task Force Award."

The award recognizes the CCITF's efforts from June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016. During that time period the CCITF:

- seized 22 pounds of heroin
- seized 68 pounds of methamphetamine
- seized 3.6 pounds of cocaine
- seized 30 firearms
- seized 4,105 prescription pills
- made 141 arrests
- served 55 search warrants
- and investigated 15 heroin-overdose deaths, some of which led to federal prosecution under Len Bias laws -- under which a drug overdose causing death or serious injury can lead to stiffer criminal penalties for all members of the drug-distribution chain that led to the overdose death.

The seizures were a result of many different types of investigations -- from street-level cases to problem area residences to federal cases -- all with the goal of disrupting/dismantling Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTOs).

A photo of the award is attached.

ABOUT THE CCITF

The Clackamas County Inter-agency Task Force (CCITF) is a coordinated group effort by state, local and federal law-enforcement officials to reduce illegal drugs and related crimes -- including child endangerment -- in Clackamas County.

The team comprises state, local, and federal partners including the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, FBI, Oregon State Police, Milwaukie PD, Oregon City PD, Gladstone PD, Canby PD, Clackamas County DA's Office and Clackamas County Community Corrections.

The United States Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) designated Clackamas County as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) in 2008. The CCITF is funded in part by Oregon's HIDTA program grants, which administered by ONDCP.

The CCITF's investigative focus is identified by Task Force member communities and tips from the public.

To learn more about the CCITF, including member agencies, or to send tips, visit http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/itf/

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#OregoniansGive Returns for 2016: Ambitious goals highlight plans for statewide movement's second year
OregoniansGive on GivingTuesday - 07/26/16 8:22 AM
The team behind #OregoniansGive announced plans for the 2016 campaign this week, opening registration for every nonprofit across the state of Oregon and setting ambitious goals for the annual day of giving which will take place on November 29.

Launched in 2015, #OregoniansGive builds on the national #GivingTuesday message by uniting nonprofits throughout the state of Oregon to celebrate the positive work underway by these organizations. The campaign encourages all citizens to play a role in developing a brighter future for our community.

"In our first year, we helped raise more than $1.8 million for nonprofits in almost every corner of the state," said Agnes Zach, #OregoniansGive Chair and Executive Director, Willamette Valley Development Officers. "In 2016, we want to reach every single Oregonian. If every person in the state gives just one dollar to a nonprofit they believe in on #GivingTuesday, we can double our results and provide all of these worthy organizations with an incredible boost to start 2017."

It's About Community, Not Competition

A rising tide lifts all boats. As a collective of existing organizations, #OregoniansGive is not a new nonprofit seeking funds for its own cause. Instead, it is a platform to promote and celebrate the positive work underway by nonprofits around the state and the generosity of every Oregonian. Its goal is to create an environment that promotes even more giving, volunteering and community engagement.

"Nonprofits often feel like they have to compete with one another for resources," said Zach. "#OregoniansGive wants to eliminate that approach. If we work together, we can raise awareness on an exponential level. We can help shine a brighter light on more organizations and encourage more donors to contribute more time and money to help create a brighter future for our communities."

More than 700 nonprofits took part in the inaugural campaign in 2015 and organizers aim to push that figure over 1,000 for 2016. There is no cost to any organization to take part in the #OregoniansGive campaign. Individuals donate to the organization of their choosing and 100% of all contributions made go directly to the organization.

How to Sign Up Your Nonprofit

Nonprofits interested in joining #OregoniansGive are encouraged to sign up at www.OregoniansGive.org where they will receive more information on the campaign, as well as valuable resources to help incorporate #OregoniansGive and #GivingTuesday into their end-of-year giving plans.

Organizations that are signed on for the 2016 campaign will have access to ongoing support throughout the coming months, including training opportunities, promotion across a variety of channels and community support from fellow nonprofits.

About #GivingTuesday

Started in 2012, #GivingTuesday is a global movement that lends balance to the focus on shopping and buying fueled by the deals offered on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The social media-driven event encourages charities, families, businesses, students and individuals to celebrate generosity and give to the organizations that make an impact in their community. Since its launch, #GivingTuesday has raised millions of dollars for tens-of-thousands of organizations.


About #OregoniansGive

#OregoniansGive celebrates all contributions from every resident -- from born and bred natives to recent transplants -- that make the state of Oregon what it is today and open the door for a brighter future. Following a rousing success in 2014, organizers of #PDXGives expanded their efforts to connect all nonprofits across the state of Oregon for the annual #GivingTuesday day of generosity. In 2015, the #OregoniansGive movement raised more than $1.8 million for organizations in every corner of the state. For more information, please visit www.oregoniansgive.org or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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Safety first in City parks, Pokemon second
City of Vancouver - 07/26/16 8:12 AM
Vancouver, Wash. -- Sunny weather is here, the Pokemon Go mobile game is all the rage and City parks are seeing an increased number of visitors this summer.

In order to ensure visitor safety, improve the experience within our parks and respect the neighboring community, the Vancouver's Parks and Recreation Director would like to remind and encourage everyone to observe park hours and rules and remind Pokemon Go players to be respectful of others when playing the game in public spaces.

"It's exciting to see so many people out and about exploring Vancouver on foot," said Julie Hannon, parks and recreation director. "In order to ensure that everyone has the safest and most enjoyable experience while visiting our parks this summer, we thought it would be a good time to send out a reminder about park hours and rules."

General park rules:

City parks are open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily (Vancouver Municipal Code Section 15.04.150)
No smoking or alcoholic beverages
No fires or open flame of any kind
No camping
No littering, graffiti or vandalism
All dogs must be on leash and picked up after
Skateboarding is prohibited in all areas of downtown's Esther Short Park

For a complete list of park rules, go to www.cityofvancouver.us/parksrec/page/policies.
For more information about parks and recreation programs and facilities, please visit www.vanparksrec.org.

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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting One Adult in Portland
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/25/16 10:10 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster on July 25, 2016, at approximately 7:00 p.m. in the 2100 block of SE 154th Avenue, Portland, Oregon.

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

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

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. The Red Cross provides hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Clackamas County Fair Shuttle
Canby Area Transit - 07/25/16 5:49 PM
During the Clackamas County Fair (Tuesday to Saturday/August 16-20) Canby Area Transit will operate a shuttle between Canby Market Center (near Fred Meyer) and the Clackamas County Fair Grounds.

The Southbound Route 99 stop (1017) at North Pine Street and 99E will be closed during the Fair. CAT riders traveling to the Fair Grounds from the north should connect with the Fair Shuttle at Canby Market Center (near Fred Meyer). See http://www.canbyareatransit.org or call 503.266.4022 for more specific information.


Attached Media Files: Shuttle Schedule , Rider Alert , Press Release
100th class of 9-1-1 Operators to Graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy
Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 07/25/16 5:04 PM
The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) would like to invite you to join us in observing the ceremony and congratulating Basic Telecommunications #100 on their successful completion of basic training.

When: 11:00 A.M., Friday, July 29, 2016

Where: Oregon Public Safety Academy / 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE / Salem, Oregon

The two-week course includes emergency call handling techniques, stress management, civil liability, ethics, criminal law, overview of fire-rescue and law enforcement operations, and a number of other topics. Upon completion of the course, students will return to their employing agency to continue their training for a number of months with a field training officer.

The 9-1-1 training program began in 1993 when the Oregon Legislative Assembly enacted legislation which requires that individuals who receive emergency calls for assistance from the public meet professional standards for training and certification. There are approximately 950 men and women across the state who work in this profession in city, county, tribal, regional, and state public safety communications centers.

The graduating students appreciate the family, friends and guests who make graduation an appropriate conclusion to their basic training at the Oregon Public Safety Academy.

Reception immediately following.

Members of Basic Telecommunication Class #100

Dispatcher Joseph Armato
Morrow County Sheriff's Office

Dispatcher Katelyn Bailey
Wasco County Sheriff's Office

Dispatcher Jill Bellarts
Willamette Valley Communications Center

Dispatcher Katie Bierman
Douglas County Emergency Communications

Dispatcher Jessica Buchholz
Willamette Valley Communications Center

Dispatcher Christina Carleton
Oregon State Police

Dispatcher Jamie Coley
Willamette Valley Communications Center

Dispatcher Susan Fowler
Oregon State Police

Dispatcher Ashley Garcia
W.C.C.C.A.

Deputy Sheriff Bonnita Hennessey
Curry County Sheriff's Office

Dispatcher Hannah Jefferson
Linn County Sheriff's Office

Dispatcher Brandi Johnson
METCOM 9-1-1

Dispatcher Timothy Johnson
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# Background Information about the Board and Department #

The Board consists of 24 members representing city, county and state public safety professionals representing each of the disciplines (police, fire, 9-1-1, corrections, private security), and a private citizen appointed by the Governor. The current Board Chair is Sheriff Jason Myers of Marion County. The Board includes administrators as well as non-management representatives from statewide organizations. The Board represents more than 40,000 public safety professionals and establishes minimum standards for the training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security/private investigator providers, and makes determinations on waiver requests. The Board is supported by six policy committees and a number of sub-committees representing the public safety disciplines, which provide technical expertise and serve as vital links to public safety organizations. The Board operates in close partnership with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of city, county, tribal and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers. DPSST provides training to more than 20,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.
High Street and Church Street Bicycle Lane Conversion
City of Salem - 07/25/16 4:40 PM
Construction will begin August 1, 2016, to convert the right hand vehicle lane into a bicycle lane on High and Church Streets between Union Street NE and Trade Street SE.

This project was recommended in the Central Salem Mobility Study adopted by City Council in 2013. The conversion will change these streets from three-lane roadways to bicycle-friendly streets with two traffic lanes and one buffered bicycle lane. The goal of the project is to provide bicycle commuters and recreational cyclists comfortable access to the city center from nearby neighborhoods. The project is being funded by a combination of Urban Renewal Revenues and Gas Tax Funds.

The project will include restriping of the lanes on both streets and parking modifications to accommodate the lane adjustments and increased bicycle traffic. There will also be limited pavement and sidewalk improvements. In order to construct this project with as little disruption as possible, the work will primarily occur at night between 8 p.m. and 5:30 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. Work is schedule to be complete by September 15, 2016.

If you have any questions or concerns about this project, please contact Julie Titchbourne at 503 588-6211 or jtitchbourne@cityofsalem.net.
The Magna Carta, U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence, & More: On View at the Oregon Historical Society (Photo)
Oregon Historical Society - 07/25/16 4:36 PM
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MEDIA PREVIEW:
Please join us for an exclusive exhibit preview and tour with OHS Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk on Thursday, July 28 at 11am. Email rachel.randles@ohs.org if you plan to attend.

PRESS PHOTOS:
Downloadable document photos and captions available via http://bit.ly/2arJaFN


Portland, OR -- July 25, 2016 -- The Magna Carta. The Declaration of Independence. The U.S. Constitution & Bill of Rights. The Monroe Doctrine. These bedrock documents laid the foundational "blueprints" of American democracy--and, some of the earliest printings and engravings of these iconic pieces will be on view at the Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Ave., Portland) from July 29, 2016 through February 1, 2017 in the original exhibition Democracy's Blueprints: The Documents that Built America.

"In this election year there is no better time to see and study the documents that built and continue to guide our democracy," said OHS Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk. "With the exception of the National Archives in Washington, D.C., I don't think there is any museum in the country where you can see so many priceless historic printings and engravings at one place at one time."

One extraordinary standout of this exhibition, on loan from the Mark Family Collection, is the 1733 engraving of the Magna Carta. Written in 1215, the Magna Carta was the first document to limit the power of a monarch, and it is regarded as the cornerstone of Western democracy. When the only surviving original copy affixed with the Great Seal of King John was damaged by a fire in 1731, a new copy was commissioned. This illuminated hand-engraved copy includes the original Latin text surrounded by the Coats of Arms of the council of Twenty-Five Barons. Other notable artifacts on view include handwritten letters from George Washington and original engravings of the inaugural addresses of Presidents John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and John Quincy Adams.

While the words of these iconic documents have remained unchanged for centuries, citizens and politicians have continuously debated their meaning and application--challenging each other on issues such as the balance of power in the branches and the purviews of state and federal governments. Please join us as we discuss the relevance of these bedrock documents from our past and consider how they continue to guide and impact present-day politics.

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. Admission is free for OHS members and Multnomah County residents thanks to the recent renewal of the Oregon Historical Society levy.


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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UPDATE w/ VIDEO SOUND BITES: Sheriff Roberts travels to Washington to D.C to discuss future of policing (Photo)
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UPDATE (Monday, July 25, 2016) -- VIDEO SOUND-BITES WITH SHERIFF ROBERTS

High-definition video sound-bites of Sheriff Roberts talking about the trip to Washington D.C. can now be downloaded from this Dropbox address:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/irnes04g5u0gjcv/Policing.m4v?dl=0
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EARLIER (Friday, July 22, 2016)

Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts and Chief Deputy Chris Hoy traveled to Washington D.C for the White House 21st Century Policing Briefing on July 22. Sheriff Roberts and other law enforcement leaders from across the United States are gathering to discuss the future of policing.

"It's a great honor to meet with law enforcement professionals from around the country to discuss how to strengthen community policing and build trust with the communities we serve," said Sheriff Craig Roberts.

On December 18, 2014, President Barack Obama signed an executive order establishing the Task Force on 21st Century Policing. This briefing is focused on discussion around their findings and recommendations. Some of the topics of discussion are officer safety, building trust and legitimacy, technology and social media, and officer training and education.

The Final Report of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing is available online at http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/taskforce/taskforce_finalreport.pdf


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UPDATE: Person Struck and Killed by Freight Train in Northeast Portland
Portland Police Bureau - 07/25/16 3:58 PM
The person killed on Saturday has been identified as 27-year-old Jordan Douglas Hibler. The Medical Examiner ruled his death an accident.

Officers learned that Hibler was lying down between the train tracks when he was struck by the train. It it not known why Hibler was lying between the train tracks.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Saturday July 23, 2016, at 2:40 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a person struck by a freight train near Northeast 82nd Avenue and Halsey Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the remains of a deceased person.

The Union Pacific train engineer stopped East of the location and is cooperating with the investigators.

The sex, age and identity of the deceased person is not known and will have to be determined by the Medical Examiner.

There is no street traffic impacted due to this fatal crash.

To learn more about railroad safety, please visit https://www.up.com/aboutup/community/safety/

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Colton man dies after the tree he was cutting, fell on him.
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/25/16 3:35 PM
On July 25th at 1015 a.m. the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to a man who had been injured while cutting down a tree in the 19000 block of S. Frank Rd. which is just outside the City of Colton, in a very rural area of Clackamas County.

The Sheriff's Office learned from witnesses that 75 year old John Ross was cutting down a tree and as it fell, the upper portion of the tree had got hung up in a stand of other trees. Mr. Ross used his farm tractor to push the tree over, however the upper part of the tree he was pushing on was rotten, and as he pushed with the tractor, the top half of the tree broke off, falling backwards on him. Mr. Ross was thrown from the tractor and became pinned in between the tractor and a tree. Sadly Mr. Ross died of his injuries.

Mr. Ross was not wearing a safety hard hat and the tractor was not equipped with a protective cage.

The Colton Fire Department and the Clackamas Fire District #1 Heavy Rescue arrived on scene to assist with the investigation.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, would like to remind people to use the proper safety clothing and use the right equipment for the job when operating power machinery.

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office case number 2016-20253

Contact Info:
Deputy Mark Nikolai
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
marknik@clackamas.us
503-237-2643
Civil War soldier's cremains to be transported home to Maine for final interment
Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs - 07/25/16 3:35 PM
After nearly a hundred years in the custody of Oregon State Hospital, Jewett Williams, a private who served with the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Civil War, is going home.

Originally from Hodgdon, a small farming community in northern Maine, Williams joined the 20th Maine in October 1864. During his enlistment, his unit participated in several decisive actions that helped secure the Union's victory in the later stages of the war and was part of the force that accepted General Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865.

Much later, Williams settled in Portland and was admitted as a patient at Oregon State Hospital for the last few months of his life. He died on July 17, 1922, at age 78. Unfortunately, no one ever came forward to claim Williams' remains -- until now.

Earlier this year, the Adjutant General of the Maine National Guard, with the support of Togus National Cemetery and Maine Sen. Angus King, expressed the desire to see Pvt. Williams' cremains returned to his native state, with all the honors due to a veteran who served his nation in a time of war.

His cremains will be transported across the country via the Patriot Guard Riders, a nationwide volunteer organization that performs patriotic services for military funerals.

A ceremony honoring Williams and transferring custody of his cremains to the Patriot Guard Riders will be held at 9 a.m. Aug. 1 at the Oregon State Hospital Memorial, which is located on the grounds of the hospital's Salem campus at 2600 Center Street NE. Interested media are welcome to attend.

The ceremony will include a period-specific color guard presentation, performed by Oregon-based Civil War reenactors assigned to the 20th Maine. The event is being jointly organized by the Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs, and will be live-streamed on the ODVA's Facebook Page at facebook.com/odvavet.

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VPS educator takes national leadership position for digital transformation
Vancouver Sch. Dist. - 07/25/16 3:00 PM
Current Chief Digital Officer Mark Ray recently earned a position as future ready librarians lead with the Alliance for Excellent Education in Washington, DC. The position supports the national Future Ready initiative to connect school libraries and librarians to innovative instructional practices. Ray will work half-time in this position. Vancouver Public Schools has been associated with Future Ready from its inception, hosting one of the first regional summits in 2015.

"I'm pleased that Mark Ray has been recognized as a thought leader in the area of national digital transformation," said VPS Superintendent Steven Webb. "His role with Alliance for Excellent Education will benefit public education both locally and nationally as we strive to provide all students with the transformative 21st-century learning skills to be future ready in a global world."

Ray will continue with VPS half-time as chief digital officer until Jan. 30, 2017. Christina Iremonger, current principal of Vancouver iTech Preparatory, will move to the position of chief digital officer Jan. 30. Hudson's Bay High School Associate Principal Darby Meade will move to iTech Preparatory as associate principal until Jan. 30 at which time he will become principal of the magnet school. Kevin Bryant, from the University of Idaho, will be associate principal at Hudson's Bay High School. Bryant was instructional program coordinator in the university's department of movement sciences.

In addition to his new role with Alliance for Excellent Education, Ray will continue half-time with VPS as director of innovation and library services. He will focus on classroom use of digital devices, content and services, student coding, maker-spaces and project-based learning, next generation instructional spaces and re-imagination of teacher librarian roles and library programs.

All personnel changes are subject to approval by the board of directors.
Camas Man Arrested for Conspiracy to Commit Theft
Camas Police Dept. - 07/25/16 2:43 PM
Camas, Wash. --

On 07/24/16, at approximately 1000 hours, the Oregon State Police was dispatched to a report that a man had fallen out of a silver Dodge Neon on I-205, near Johnson Creek Boulevard.

During the initial response, the man who fell out of the car (57 year-old Camas resident, John R McPhail) told investigators he had been kidnapped from his home.

This launched an extensive cooperative investigation between the Camas Police and Oregon State Police which included Camas Police executing a search warrant at McPhail's residence.

The investigation uncovered several inconsistencies in McPhail's statement that raised the suspicion of investigators. Eventually, McPhail confessed that the kidnapping was staged in an attempt to get money from his mother, however, the plan failed and his mother never lost any money.

Oregon State Police arrested McPhail for Initiating a False Police Report and Conspiracy to Commit Theft . McPhail received minor injuries when he fell out of the car and was treated at Oregon Health and Sciences University. Once he was released, McPhail was booked at the Clackamas County Jail.

This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time.
City installing new restrooms at David Douglas Park
City of Vancouver - 07/25/16 2:21 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- The City of Vancouver will begin installing two new restroom buildings at David Douglas Park on Wednesday, Aug. 3.

The 88-acre park, located at 1016 N. Garrison Rd., will remain open to the public during construction. Portable toilets will be available until the new restrooms are operational. The City expects the work to be complete and restrooms open by Oct. 1.

The two new unisex restroom buildings will replace two existing restroom buildings, which were not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The new ADA-compliant concrete modular restroom buildings will be delivered to the park on semi-trucks and lifted into place with a crane.

"Utilizing a pre-cast concrete modular building is a cost-effective way to provide two restrooms without incurring additional design or construction costs," said City Facilities Superintendent Dan Norfleet. "By doing it this way, we were able to get two new restrooms at an excellent price."

At 88 acres, David Douglas Community Park is the largest park in the city. It features sports fields, a playground, a picnic shelter, walking paths, an open lawn area and benches and picnic tables. It is home to the Columbia Little League and many Vancouver Parks and Recreation sports leagues.

For more information about David Douglas Park, please visit www.cityofvancouver.us/parksrec/page/david-douglas-park.

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Lottery investigation finds no evidence of civil rights allegations
Oregon Lottery - 07/25/16 2:21 PM
July 25, 2016 - Salem, Ore. -- One of Barry Pack's first actions as acting Lottery director was to oversee an investigation of management issues at the Lottery, including concerns expressed in a draft civil rights complaint written, but not filed, by former director Jack Roberts. The investigation found no evidence to support Roberts' allegations.

Roberts' draft complaint alleged that actions by a Lottery commissioner, and the opposition of two commissioners to Roberts' appointment of a senior executive to the agency's chief sales and retailer services post, were discriminatory. Roberts expressed concern that the commissioners' actions were based on the employee's national origin and led to a hostile work environment for that executive.

Commissioners Liz Carle and Mary Wheat, named in the complaint drafted by Roberts, have vigorously denied discriminating against any Lottery employees.

Over the past 10 weeks, an outside personnel investigator, supervised by the Department of Justice, conducted a thorough investigation of the allegations. The investigation included multiple interviews with staff members and commissioners, as well as a review of documents and emails.

"This investigation affirms the integrity of Commissioners Carle and Wheat, and the absence of any discriminatory intent and actions against the Lottery executive on whose behalf Roberts expressed concern," said Acting Lottery Director Pack. "I consider this matter to be fully resolved."

A review of other management issues at the Lottery is ongoing.

Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned over $11 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: Summary of the investigation conducted by outside counsel
Street Closures for 2016 Hoopla Basketball Tournament
City of Salem - 07/25/16 1:34 PM
Hoopla is a 3-on-3 basketball tournament involving more than 900 teams and 700 volunteers. Event information can be found at http://www.onghoopla.com/.

Beginning Monday, August 1, at 6 p.m. through Sunday, August 7 at 8 p.m., the following streets in the State Capitol area will be closed for the Hoopla Basketball Tournament (see map):

Court Street NE between 12th Street NE and Cottage Street NE
Waverly Street NE between Court Street NE and State Street
Winter Street NE between Court Street NE and Chemeketa Street NE

Additional streets will be closed beginning Friday, August 5, through Sunday, August 7:

State Street between Winter Street NE and 12th Street NE beginning at 2 p.m.
Cottage Street NE between Court Street NE and State Street beginning at 6 p.m.

All streets are expected to be reopened by Sunday, August 7, 2016, at 8 p.m. Drivers should avoid these areas or anticipate delays due to congestion.


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Two Laser Strikes on Police Aircraft -- One Person Arrested (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/25/16 1:15 PM
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On Saturday July 23, 2016, at approximately 9:52 p.m., a Portland Police Bureau Air Support Unit was flying patrol support in Southeast Portland when someone shined a laser pointer at the aircraft. The officers were able to immediately share the information with Portland Air Traffic Control to alert other aircraft in the area and were able to determine that the laser strike came from the area of Southeast 162nd Avenue and Stark Street.

Gresham Police Department officers responded to the suspected origin of the laser strike where they located and arrested the suspect, also seizing a laser pointer as evidence.

37-year-old David Martinez was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Directing of Light from a Laser Pointer and Recklessly Endangering Another Person. Martinez was also held on a parole violation.

While the Air Support Unit was addressing this laser strike, another laser strike hit them from the West. They were able to determine that the strike originated from the area of Southeast 84th Avenue and Stark Street.

Officers responded to the area and determined that a 7-year-old child, playing with a laser pointer, was responsible for the strike. The officers contacted the child's mother and gave her the laser pointer and explained the danger of pointing a laser at aircraft.

Aiming a laser at an aircraft is a serious safety concern for pilots and is a violation of law.

To learn more about the Federal Aviation Administration's Laser Safety Initiative, including laser hazards and effects, please visit https://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/lasers/

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ODOT management review kicks off Thursday
State of Oregon - 07/25/16 12:08 PM
An independent, third-party review of Oregon Department of Transportation management practices, governance and decision-making structure, and program performance begins this week -- performed by John L. Craig Consulting.

A kick-off meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 28 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Somerville Meeting Room, 775 Court Street. At the public meeting, an oversight committee will review the contractor's work plan. Interested parties are welcome to attend in person or by phone at 888-557-8511, access code: 7340526.

More information about the review, including the draft work plan, is available online: http://www.oregon.gov/das/Pages/ODOTreview.aspx

The outcome of this review and examination of ODOT will be presented in a final report, delivered to Governor Brown, the Oregon Transportation Commission, and Oregon's Legislature no later than March 2017.
***Update - Subject Arrested*** Interstate 205 NB Near Johnson Creek Closed For Criminal Investigation - Clackamas Co. (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/25/16 12:02 PM
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On July 24, 2016 at about 10AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a driving complaint on Interstate 205 northbound near Johnson Creek Blvd. Additional 911 callers reported a male fell out of a silver Dodge Neon. These callers stated this male had his hands bound behind his back and a bag over his head.

Preliminary investigation has revealed after the male fell out of the vehicle (at an unknown speed) it came to a stop. Two males exited the vehicle and approached the bound male, but as witnesses stopped at the scene they returned to their vehicle. It was reported one witness attempted to flatten a tire on the Dodge prior to the males fleeing the area.

The male who had fallen out of the vehicle was identified as John R MCPHAIL, age 57, of Camas, Washington. He received minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Oregon Health and Sciences University where he was treated and released. MCPHAIL initially told investigators he had been kidnapped which had originated in Camas, Washington. Multiple police agencies began investigating the incident in fear there may be other victims.

Further conversations with MCPHAIL caused investigators to become suspicious due to gross inconsistencies. MCPHAIL was arrested for Initiating a False Report and Conspiracy to Commit Theft I. He was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail.

OSP is seeking the public's assistance in locating the other two males, Justin M GIBSON, age, 36 and Joseph L GIBSON, age 33 (both of Camas, Washington) as they are considered witnesses to this incident. They were last seen driving a 2000 Silver Plymouth Neon with a Washington plate of AYW4837. Anyone with information is asked to call 503-375-3555.

As this is an ongoing investigation, no further information will be released at this time.

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Previous Release:
On July 24, 2016 at about 10AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a driving complaint on Interstate 205 northbound near Johnson Creek Blvd. It was reported a vehicle was chasing another on Interstate 205 when a person fell out of one of the vehicles. That person was taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries.

I-205 northbound is currently closed at Johnson Creek with a detour in place to allow the investigation to be conducted.

The vehicle the person fell from was identified by witnesses as a Silver Dodge Neon with a possible Oregon license plate similar to "W2YA". Witnesses stated it may have a flat tire. Both occupants of the vehicle were white males and wearing dark clothing.

OSP is seeking the public's assistance if they witnessed the incident or can identify the vehicle/persons involved. Any persons with information are asked to call OSP at 503-375-3555.
More information will be released as it becomes available.


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Early Morning Robbery at Fire on the Mountain on Burnside Street
Portland Police Bureau - 07/25/16 11:59 AM
On Monday July 25, 2016, at 12:21 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Fire on the Mountain, located at 1708 East Burnside Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted people inside the restaurant who told police that two men entered the restaurant, ordered everyone to get on the ground and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash and personal items, the suspect left the restaurant without incident.

Officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects descriptions.

The suspects are described as males wearing dark clothing. One was armed with a handgun and the other was armed with a knife.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405.

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Death Investigation in East Clark County
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/25/16 11:55 AM
Shortly after 0700 this morning Clark County Sheriff's Deputies were called to the area of NE 261st avenue and NE 38th street for a death investigation. Detectives with the Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit and the Major Crimes Unit responded to investigate. The initial investigation indicates that the injury that resulted in the subjects death was self inflicted.

No further information will be released regarding this investigation
Lebanon Firefighters Ready to "Fill The Boot" for MDA (Photo)
Lebanon Fire District - 07/25/16 11:39 AM
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Firefighters in Lebanon will be hitting the street on Friday to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and they encourage the community to help them "Fill The Boot". Lebanon firefighters will be at the intersection of Highway 20 and Airport Road on Friday July 29 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm collecting donations from motorist and pedestrians. America's firefighters are the greatest contributor to the MDA and the International Association of Firefighters Union is the largest sponsor of the annual MDA telethon, donating over $585 million dollars since 1954. Last year alone, over 100,000 firefighters participated in Fill The Boot activities and raised $25.5 million dollars for muscular dystrophy research.

This year's drive in Lebanon is being organized by IAFF Local 2163 Vice President Michael Maynard, who is looking forward to a successful event even though temperatures are expected to climb close to 100 degrees during their fundraiser. "This is a great event for a great cause, and we hope to knock it out of the park this year!" Maynard said. "The community of Lebanon has always been so supportive of us, and we're thankful to have the opportunity to give something back to the MDA and patients who are fighting this disease."

A new City of Lebanon ordinance passed this year requires a special permit to allow the firefighters to safely collect funds in the roadway while vehicles are stopped at red lights. The local firefighters union has secured all of the proper permits from both the city and the Oregon Department of Transportation for the event. "The safety of the public and our personnel participating in this event is our highest priority." said Lebanon Fire District Division Chief Jason Bolen. "All firefighters participating in this event have extensive traffic safety training and will be wearing DOT approved traffic safety equipment for their safety and the safety of the drivers." Bolen notes that drivers may notice a slight delay during the event, but points out that those delays are expected anyway due to increased traffic heading to the Oregon Jamboree in Sweet Home. "We hope that drivers understand that we're doing a great thing for our community by participating in this event and that they give us a smile and a wave as they pass through." Bolen said. The Lebanon Fire District advises drivers not to stop or delay the flow of traffic in order to make a donation. If they are unable to donate while traffic is stopped for a red light LFD urges drivers to pull into the Mega Foods parking lot where the firefighters will be stationed and hand off their donation in the safety of the parking lot.


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Public Health Advisory Board -- Accountability Metrics Subcommittee Meets July 28 in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 07/25/16 11:34 AM
Public Health Advisory Board -- Accountability Metrics Subcommittee Meets July 28 in Portland

What: The Accountability Metrics Subcommittee of the Public Health Advisory Board is holding a public meeting.

Agenda: Discuss applicability of CCO incentive, hospital quality and child and family well-being measures to state and local health departments as well as next steps.
When: Thursday, July 28, 2:00-3:00 pm. A 10-minute public comment period is scheduled at 2:50 pm; comments may be limited to three minutes.

Where: Portland State Office building, 800 NE Oregon St, Room 1D; Portland, OR 97232 or by conference call line provided: 1-888-251-2909; access code 8975738#.

Oregon's Public Health Advisory Board provides guidance for Oregon's governmental public health system and oversees the implementation of public health modernization and Oregon's State Health Improvement Plan. The Accountability Metrics Subcommittee develops recommendations about public health quality measures for consideration by the Public Health Advisory Board.

Program contact: Cara Biddlecom, 971-673-2284; cara.m.biddlecom@state.or.us

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Everyone escapes early morning house fire in Happy Valley (Photo)
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 07/25/16 9:44 AM
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At 5:19 this morning Firefighters responded to a fully involved house fire at 14302 SE Summit Drive in Happy Valley. Firefighters found heave smoke and flames from the rear of the two story home. The fire appears to have started on an outside deck and extended into the home and attic. It took multiple crews around an hour to fully extinguish the fire. Currently fire investigators are on scene trying to determine a cause.

The family who was home and asleep at the time was alerted when a neighbor who saw the flames ran over and began banging on the door. All were able to escape unharmed.

Clackamas fire would like to remind all residents to check their home smoke detectors and make sure all exterior heat sources (BBQ, cigarette butts and ash trays) are fully cooled off and away from combustibles.


Attached Media Files: Morning house fire HV , rear ladder access , attack pumper 7 , interior damage , front side damage , Main damage origin , home rear ladder , overhaul flames , elevated hose line
Portland Water Bureau to Begin Annual Groundwater Maintenance Run
Portland Water Bureau - 07/25/16 9:33 AM
Starting today, July 25, the Portland Water Bureau will begin blending a small portion of water from its Columbia South Shore Well Field with water from the Bull Run Watershed as an annual maintenance operation.

Public notification is not required but the Portland Water Bureau informs the media and sensitive water users, as a practice, when it activates groundwater and when it has significant operational changes. The media and sensitive water users will again be notified when the Portland Water Bureau returns to 100 percent Bull Run water.

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.

The city's groundwater supply is a complex system composed of electric pumps, chemical feed systems, electronic controls and other equipment that must be operated regularly to identify maintenance needs. By doing this operation routinely, the bureau will ensure the reliability of the system when needed, either in an emergency or to meet seasonal supply demands.

The average contribution of groundwater to the system will be approximately 15 percent of the total daily water demand. The groundwater maintenance run is scheduled to end in mid-August but may be extended as necessary. Due to the low percentage of groundwater being blended with the Bull Run Source, the bureau does not expect there to be a large change in water chemistry. It takes up to 10 days depending on location and overall water demand for the blended water to make its way through the distribution system to homes and businesses.

Customers with questions are encouraged to call the Water Line at 503-823-7525.

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City seeks volunteers to serve on Aviation Advisory Committee
City of Vancouver - 07/25/16 8:59 AM
Vancouver, Wash. -- The City of Vancouver is seeking applicants to fill one mid-term vacancy on its Aviation Advisory Committee. Interested applicants have until 11:59 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 to submit an application to the City.

To apply online, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/boards. To request an application or for more information, contact Alexis Bafus at Vancouver City Hall, P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668-1995, alexis.bafus@cityofvancouver.us or by calling 360-487-8607.

The nine-member Aviation Advisory Committee is made up of volunteers appointed by the Vancouver City Council to advise the City on matters related to Pearson Field Airport and aviation in general.

There is no city residency requirement for this position. The recruitment is for one mid-term vacancy. The committee meets at noon on the second Tuesday of each month at the Pearson Air Museum Headquarters Building, 1109 E. 5th St. in Vancouver. The monthly time commitment varies from two to six hours, which includes meeting time and other duties.

For more information about the Aviation Advisory Committee, including access to meeting agendas and minutes, please visit www.cityofvancouver.us/aac.

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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Three People in Washington County
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/25/16 8:53 AM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster early this morning, July 25, at approximately 1 a.m., in the 9100 block of SW Parkview Loop in Beaverton, OR. The fire affected three adults. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Two alarm fire displaces two residents (Photo)
Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue - 07/25/16 8:49 AM
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Kelso- Firefighters from Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue and Longview Fire responded to multiple structures on fire Sunday evening at 5:49 in the 800 block of North 6th Ave. A second alarm was immediately called for upon dispatch. Neighbors reported the rear of the house and the attached garage on fire and a neighboring house was beginning to catch fire. Firefighters arrived to find smoke and flames coming from the back of the home and the attached garage engulfed; the neighboring home's exterior wall was also on fire. The fire was knocked down and contained in 21 minutes. The house was in the process of being remodeled. Kelso Police and Public Utilities, and Cascade Natural Gas also responded to the home. The damage to the home and its contents are estimated at $70,000, according to fire officials. The cause of the fire is currently unknown and is under investigation by Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue. No residents were home and no injuries were reported.


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Oregon timber harvest decreases in 2015
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/25/16 8:42 AM
News Release


Oregon timber harvest decreases in 2015

Date: July 25, 2016
Contacts:
Brandon Kaetzel, PhD, ODF Principal Economist, 503-945-7413, brandon.kaetzel@oregon.gov
Jeri Chase, ODF Public Information Officer, 503-945-7201, jeri.chase@oregon.gov


After two years at slightly above four billion board feet, Oregon's timber harvest dropped below that in 2015 to a number on par with the 2012 harvest, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry's annual timber harvest report, issued this week. From 2014 to 2015 there was an approximate decrease in harvest of eight percent for a 2015 total of 3.79 billion board feet harvested. Decreases occurred across all ownerships except for state-owned forestlands.

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 Bureau of Land Management recorded a decline of eight percent from 2014 to 2015. Likewise, the US Forest Service experienced an overall statewide decrease of five percent, from 386 million board feet to 367. However, the USFS saw an increase of approximately 14 percent on Oregon's east side, notably in Grant and Harney counties where stewardship contracting work is underway on the Malheur National Forest - the second consecutive year of increases in locations where these collaborative agreements are in place. These east-side harvest levels were offset, however, by the decrease in harvest on national forests in western Oregon.
State forestlands increased from 230 million board feet in 2014 to 290 million board feet in 2015, for an overall 26 percent increase in timber harvest.
Private Industry harvest decreased statewide by ten percent from 2014 to 2015 to 2.36 billion board feet. These decreases were present on both sides of the Cascades, but were most prominent on the west side, as a percentage, where private industry harvest declined by approximately nine percent. Non-industrial private landowners had an approximate 19 percent decrease in harvest, statewide, for a 2015 total of 453 million board feet.
Harvests on Native American forestlands decreased approximately nine percent from 57 million board feet in 2015 to 52 million board feet in 2015.
The decrease in timber harvest was largely driven by the slowdown in exports to Asia. Along with the decrease in log exports, the expiration of the Softwood Lumber Agreement in the fourth quarter led to an increase in imports of lumber from Canada, affecting demand for Oregon logs. Finally, an active fire season, along with a wet and warmer than usual winter, created issues for logging and hauling.
The 2015 Oregon Timber Harvest Report is available online at http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Pages/Reports.aspx. (Go to the subsection for "Datasets" and select "Oregon Timber Harvest Data".)

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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Rollover accidents on I-5, Cowlitz County (Photo)
Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue - 07/25/16 8:35 AM
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Cowlitz County, WA- Firefighters responded to two rollover accidents on Interstate 5 Sunday afternoon. The first call came in at 12:04 when a four door passenger car rolled over near exit 49 I-5 Northbound when the driver had a medical problem and lost control of her car; units from Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue and Cowlitz Fire District 6 and state patrol responded. The car landed on its wheels on the shoulder; the woman was transported by a District 6 ambulance and was treated at Peace Health St. John's Medical Center. The second accident occurred just after 4pm. It involved an SUV towing a 19 foot recreational trailer which was swaying, lost control, and tipped on its side. The SUV penetrated the guardrail and rolled over into the median landing on its top. Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue firefighters, Kelso Police, and Washington State patrol responded; no injuries were reported.


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BOEC Media Feed
Portland/Mult Co 9-1-1 - 07/25/16 8:34 AM
Good morning:
As most of you are aware, the BOEC media feed map experience problems over the weekend and was not sending out information. The City's Bureau of Technical Services (BTS) team has been informed and are taking steps to remediate the situation.
Sun. 07/24/16
OSP Seeking Witnesses To Road Rage Incident Near Scappoose (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/24/16 9:12 PM
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On July 23, 2016 at about 5:17 PM a vehicle versus motorcycle crash occurred on Highway 30 near MP 14 (northwest of Portland near Cornelius Pass Road) stemming from a road rage incident.

Preliminary investigation revealed a road rage incident occurred between two passenger vehicles and at least two motorcyclists as they traveled northbound on Highway 30. These four vehicles were reportedly driving reckless swerving at each other as they were traveling on Highway 30.

During this ongoing incident, a 2008 Pontiac sedan swerved out of its lane back and then back into the lane striking a 2012 Harley Davidson. The motorcycle crashed on the highway, sending the driver and passenger tumbling down the highway The motorcyclist, Kelly R SNYDER, age 41, of Portland, and his passenger were taken by ground ambulance to Oregon Health and Sciences University for non-life threatening injuries.

The Camaro and Pontiac accelerated rapidly away from the crash scene, continuing northbound on Highway 30. Witnesses report both vehicles were driving recklessly as they were being chased by at least one of the motorcyclist. Both vehicles were eventually stopped by Scappoose Police at SW EM Watts Road and Highway 30.

The driver of Camaro, Brandon L GOODSON, age 34, of Portland, was arrested for Reckless Driving and cited for Driving While Suspended Violation and Driving Uninsured. The driver of the Pontiac, Justin M WILLARD, age 28, of Portland, was arrested for Assault III x2, Hit & Run Injury, Reckless Driving x 2, Reckless Endangering x 4 and Restraining Order Violation. WILLARD was also cited for Driving While Suspended Violation and Driving Uninsured.

The Oregon State Police needs assistance in identifying the rider of a red sport style motorcycle as they are a witness and potential victim. Any other witnesses that could also help in the investigation are asked to call the Oregon State Police at 503-397-3131.


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Estacada Residental Fire
Estacada Fire Dist. - 07/24/16 5:34 PM
On Sunday July 24th at 3:45pm Estacada Fire was dispatched to a residential fire on S. Stormer Rd in Estacada. Estacada and Clackamas Fire crews responded to the incident and found a small exterior fire that had spread into the wall of the residence. The fire was quickly put out with a fire extinguisher by the occupant. Estacada Crews arrived and checked the fire to make sure that it was out and had not spread. There were no injuries.
Linn Deputies Investigate Rape In Scio
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 07/24/16 4:00 PM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports today at 4:54 a.m. the Linn County Sheriff's Office 9-1-1 Dispatch Center received a call from a 21-year-old female reporting she had been raped.

Deputies learned the female was at the Silver Dollar Tavern in Scio last night when she was approached by two adult males. Deputies were told by the female that she consumed alcohol with the two males and at about 1:00 a.m. this morning, she agreed to go with them to the Reggae Festival, which was being held in Scio.

The female told deputies that while at the Reggae Festival, she was raped by these two men along with three other men who were with them. The female reported she does not know the males but believes they are from Washington. She described the suspects as black males, all in their late 20's, early 30's.

The suspects are believed to be driving a rental motorhome with unknown Washington license plates. The motorhome is described as having a vinyl wrap with a picture of a large dog and an unknown 800 number on the side of it.

The female was treated and released from the Santiam Hospital in Stayton.

Linn County Patrol Deputies and Linn County Detectives are continuing the investigation. The Sheriff's Office is asking that if anyone has any information about this case, including additional suspect or vehicle information, to please call Detective Scott Christiansen or Detective Mike Rossiter at 541.967.3950.
Photos - I-5 crash NB- MP 75, just south of Wolf Creek (Photo)
ODOT: SW Oregon - 07/24/16 12:58 PM
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Fast lane open. Crews working to get trailer and SUV off the roadway.


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Vancouver Police substitute PIO, July 25
Vancouver Police Dept. - 07/24/16 11:04 AM
Vancouver, Wash. -- Vancouver Police PIO Kim Kapp will unavailable on Monday, July 25, 2016. Taking media calls during office hours that day will be Lt. Kathy McNicholas who can be reached at (360) 487-7442.

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

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

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Apartment Fire in West Linn Damages Six Units (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 07/24/16 4:12 AM
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Just before 2:00 a.m, TVF&R firefighters responded to multiple reports of a unit fully engulfed in flames at Willamette Terrace Apartments in the 1700 block of Blankenship Road.

First-arriving firefighters from the downtown West Linn fire station were met by evacuating tenants. They began an aggressive fire attack and quickly knocked down the bulk of the flames in two units on the third floor. Crews then worked to ensure the fire was out by extinguishing hot spots from the roof and pulling ceiling from inside apartments.

The two units on the third floor were heavily damaged by fire and the four units below are currently uninhabitable. There were no injuries as a result of the fire.

A TVF&R fire investigator remains on scene to determine the cause of the fire. There are no damage estimates available at this time.

Officers from the West Linn Police Department and firefighters from Clackamas Fire District #1 also assisted with onscene operations.

The complex was not equipped with a fire sprinkler system. When a fire sprinkler system is present, the likelihood of injuries and costly damage is dramatically reduced. More information about fire sprinkler systems can be found at tvfr.com.


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Two Motorcycle Riders Severely Injured in Unrelated Incidents (Photo)
Longview Police & Fire - 07/24/16 1:49 AM
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Longview, WA -- Firefighters responded to two separate incidents involving seriously injured motorcycle riders on Saturday.

The first incident occurred at 5:05 PM in front of 4433 Constitution Lane in Longview. Callers to 911 reported that a male rider was not fully conscious and was having difficulty breathing. Firefighters arrived and quickly called for a Life Flight helicopter; he was transported by air ambulance to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, WA. The rider was wearing a half-helmet. His condition is unknown at the time of this release. No other injuries were reported. Longview Police are investigating.

The second incident occurred at 11:27 PM on Saturday in the 500 Block of Tennant Way in Longview. 911 callers reported that a motorcycle was driving erratically before losing control and crashing into another vehicle. The male rider was found several hundred feet behind the motorcycle which had burst into flames following the collision. The rider was wearing a full face helmet. His condition is unknown at the time of this release. He was transported by Longview Fire Paramedics to St. John Medical Center where a Life Flight helicopter was on standby. No other injuries were reported. Longview Police and the Washington State Patrol are investigating this incident.

--Photo from first incident attached.
--Video link from arrival at second incident: https://youtu.be/yX7RJQ7Fchw


Attached Media Files: Injured rider from first accident is loaded in helicopter.
Sat. 07/23/16
Red Cross Responds to Residential Fire In Clatskanie
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/23/16 7:04 PM
On Saturday July 23, 2016, at approximately 13:00, disaster responders Erica Welch and Teresa Mathia responded to a disaster, which occurred on July 23, in the 18000 block of Inglis Rd in Clatskanie, OR. This single-family fire affected 2 adults, 4 children and many pets. Red Cross provided assistance for temporary lodging, assistance to address immediate basic needs, health services, mental health services, comfort kits and recovery information.

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

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Firefighters quick actions save home (Photo)
Dallas Fire & EMS - 07/23/16 6:35 PM
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Firefighters from Polk County Fire District #1, SW Polk, Falls City, Dallas Fire & EMS and Oregon Department of Forestry responded to a high risk grass fire on Zumalt Road this afternoon. At approximately 2:02 pm a homeowner called 911 to report that his field was on fire. Firefighters were able to get the fire under control within about an hour of their arrival. Captain Mike Rusher with Polk County Fire District #1 stated their first priority on their arrival was to protect the homeowners and their home. The fire burned approximately 5 acres and caused minor damage to the deck of the residence on the property. Fire officials stated the fire was started while the homeowner was mowing the grass around his residence. Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office assisted with notifying other residents in the area of a possible evacuation. Only two residents in the immediately area of the fire were evacuated and have since been allowed to return to their homes.

An engine from Salem Fire and an ambulance from Falck assisted with staffing Polk County Fire District #1's station. No injuries were reported.

With the Willamette Valley being in the middle of fire season, we want to remind everyone to create a defensible space around their homes of at least 30 ft to 100 ft. Homes built in pine forests should have a minimum safety zone of 100 ft. Some suggestions for aiding in creating a defensible space include clearing all flammable vegetation by raking leaves, dead limbs and twigs; Remove leaves and rubbish from under structures; Remove dead branches that extend over the roof; and mow grass regularly and in the mornings.


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Red Cross Repond To Milwaukie Home Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/23/16 5:24 PM
On Saturday July 23, 2016, at approximately 10:10, Red Cross disaster response volunteers responded to a residential  which occurred in the 9000 block of SE Winsor Drive in Milwaukie. This single-family fire affected 2 adults, 3 children and 3 pets. Red Cross provided assistance for temporary lodging, assistance to meet immediate basic needs, mental health services, comfort kits and recovery information.

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

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Early morning fire damages Lebanon kitchen (Photo)
Lebanon Fire District - 07/23/16 8:23 AM
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An unattended pan of oil left on the stove top led to a kitchen fire in Lebanon early Saturday morning. According to the resident he placed a pan of oil on the stove to heat for frying some potatoes. He left the kitchen and may have fallen asleep in a nearby room. When he awoke, the hot oil had boiled over onto the stove top and was beginning to consume the vent hood and cabinets above the range. Lebanon firefighters received the first alarm for a house fire at 540 Morton Street at 2:54 a.m. Two engines, a medic unit, a Battalion Chief and a Division Chief responded. Lebanon police officers in the area heard the call and also responded to the scene, arriving just before the fire district personnel. Police found the home evacuated and entered the structure with a fire extinguisher to attempt to put out the fire. The homeowner had removed the boiled over pan from the stove to the front lawn but the range top continued to burn. Officers used the fire extinguisher to knock down the fire.

Lebanon firefighters secured the power supply to the home and checked for extension of fire into cabinet and wall spaces using a thermal imaging camera. At the time of the fire the house was occupied by one adult male and one juvenile male. There were smoke detectors in the house but they were not operable and had their batteries disconnected. Firefighters installed and tested new smoke detectors in the home prior to leaving the scene.

Division Chief Jason Bolen emphasized the importance of working smoke detectors in your home. "This family is very fortunate that tonight's situation didn't end with a death or serious injury." he said. "It's crucial for people to test their smoke detector batteries and function at least every 6 months and replace the detector after its 10-year life span." He also stressed the importance of never leaving the stove unattended when in use. State of Oregon law requires landlords to provide working smoke detectors in their properties. For more information on smoke detectors or home fire safety contact the Fire and Life Safety Division of the Lebanon Fire District at 541-451-1901.


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**MEDIA ALERT** Dream Playground Comes to Life TODAY for Rockwood Families
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 07/23/16 6:00 AM
Partners Join Forces to Create a New Playground at The Salvation Army Gresham Corps
Photo/Interview Opportunities Available


WHAT:

More than 200 volunteers from Foresters Financial(TM) (@weareforesters), The Salvation Army Gresham Corps (@SalArmyPortland), organizers from KaBOOM! (@kaboom) and residents of the Portland community will join forces on Saturday, July 23, to give area kids the childhood they deserve by building a new playground at The Salvation Army Gresham Corps. The design is based on children's drawings created at a special design event in May.


WHEN: Saturday, July 23

8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Foresters Family Fun Zone (arts & crafts, games & more for children and families)
8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. | Kick-off ceremony and volunteer deployment
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Best viewing of playground construction
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. | Final construction phase
2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. | Ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate playground
(Times are approximate)


WHERE:
The Salvation Army Gresham Corps
473 SE 194th Ave
Portland, OR 97233


WHY:

Over its 15 year lifespan, the new playground will eventually serve more than 1,000 children and their families in the community, providing them with a safe place to play.

Playgrounds provide an opportunity for families to spend quality time together and get to know other families in their community. A playground is more than a playground. It's a brain-expander, friend-maker, and muscle-builder. It's a pillar in the community.

Foresters Financial, an international financial services provider, helps families reach their financial goals, protect themselves and make a lasting difference in their communities. This year, Foresters and KaBOOM! are proudly celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their partnership. Since 2006, Foresters has invested more than $11.5 million with KaBOOM! to build more than 130 playgrounds -- including 3 in Oregon -- across the U.S. and Canada by the end of 2016. Over their 15-year lifespan, these playgrounds will strengthen the community and provide more than 4.5 million children and their families with an opportunity to spend quality time together.

KaBOOM! works to bring balanced and active play into the daily lives of all children, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. #playmatters


VISUALS:

Before and after shots
Volunteers assembling, carrying, and installing brightly colored playground equipment
Volunteers moving 1,200 square feet of safety surfacing by hand
Ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the playground




The Salvation Army Gresham Corps
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 127 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at www.salvationarmygresham.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), (503) 794-3200, or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

About Foresters Financial
Foresters Financial(TM) is an international financial services provider with more than three million clients and members in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and total funds under management of $34 billion1. With a history of more than 140 years, we provide life insurance, savings, retirement and investment solutions that help families achieve their financial goals, protect their families and improve their communities. For more information, visit foresters.com.

Foresters Financial and Foresters are trade names and trademarks of The Independent Order of Foresters (a fraternal benefit society, 789 Don Mills Road, Toronto, Canada M3C 1T9) and its subsidiaries.
Products offered vary by country. Not all products are available for distribution in all jurisdictions. In the United States, products are offered by The Independent Order of Foresters and its subsidiaries, including Foresters Financial Services, Inc. a registered broker-dealer. Securities, life insurance and annuity products are offered through Foresters Financial Services, Inc. or independent producers. Insurance products are issued by Foresters Life Insurance and Annuity Company, New York, or The Independent Order of Foresters. Investment advisory products and services are offered through Foresters Advisory Services, LLC, a registered investment adviser.
1in Canadian dollars as of December 31, 2015

KaBOOM!
KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids -- particularly those growing up in poverty in America -- the childhood they deserve filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive. Since 1996, KaBOOM! has collaborated with partners to build, open, or improve nearly 16,300 playgrounds, engaged more than one million volunteers, and served 8.1 million kids. KaBOOM! creates great places to play, inspires communities to promote and support play, and works to drive the national discussion about the importance of play in fostering healthy and productive lives. To learn why #playmatters and why cities are embracing #playability: visit kaboom.org or join the conversation at twitter.com/kaboom or facebook.com/kaboom.


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Fri. 07/22/16
Red Cross Responds To Home Fire In Mt. Angel
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/22/16 9:14 PM
On Friday, July 22, 2016, at approximately 8:00 pm Red Cross  disaster response volunteers responded to a residential fire that occurred  in the 11,000 block of Wilco Highway NE in Mount Angel. This single-family fire affect 2 adults and 2 children.. Red Cross provided assistance for temporary lodging, assistance to address immediate basic needs, disaster health services, and information about recovery services.

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

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Bodies of Two Missing Kentucky Men Located in Mt. Hood National Forest (Photo)
Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/22/16 7:12 PM
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Parkdale, Ore. -- On July 21, 2016, just prior to 7 p.m., the Hood River County Sheriff's Office was notified of the discovery of two deceased bodies off of the Dog River Trail, south of Parkdale. The trail is accessed off of the east side of Highway 35 in the Mount Hood National Forest.

Investigators were able to determine that the bodies were those of John K. Wood and Jason A. Wood of Kentucky. On September 5, 2014, the Oregon State Police had initiated a missing person's investigation for the two men after their vehicle was found unattended on Highway 35, north of the Dog River Trailhead. The Sheriff's Office initiated a search operation at that time but was unable to locate the duo.

On July 21, 2016, workers with the US Forest Service had been in the area conducting a survey when they discovered the bodies of the two men. Investigators from the Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Police and US Forest Service completed their analysis of the scene on July 22, 2016 and were able to positively identify the bodies of the missing men. The investigation is ongoing; however evidence at the scene indicates that the men died as a result of a murder/suicide.

Investigators from the three agencies continue to work on the case in collaboration with the Hood River County District Attorney's Office, the Hood River County Medical Examiner and Kentucky authorities.


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26-Year-Old Woman Arrested for Attempting to Elude Police in a Stolen Vehicle (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/22/16 5:04 PM
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On Thursday July 21, 2016, at 10:53 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report that a woman stole a truck and trailer in the area of North Lombard Street and Alma Avenue.

Officers responding to the area spotted the stolen truck and attempted to stop the driver near North Lombard Street and Interstate 5.

The driver initially stopped then sped away from officers southbound on I-5. The driver led police on a pursuit onto I-405, exiting at NW Vaughn Street, then pulling back on to I-405 and eventually I-5 southbound.

Officers from the Oregon State Police, Tigard Police and Tualatin Police Departments assisted with the pursuit and eventually got spike strips laid down on the freeway near the I-5/I-205 interchange. The truck's tires slowly flattened and the driver left the roadway on I-205 at Stafford Road and was taken into custody.

26-year-old Ranai Michelle Tolman was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Reckless Driving, and Possession of Methamphetamine.

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UPDATE - Major Crash Team Investigating a Pedestrian - Driver Crash on Prescott Street
Portland Police Bureau - 07/22/16 4:54 PM
The pedestrian injured in last night's crash has been identified as 37-year-old Heather Ann Ackles. She remains in a Portland hospital.

The driver, 73-year-old Herschel Faulkner, cooperated with investigators at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation and no arrests have been made or citations issued to the driver. Once the investigation is complete, it will be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact Officer Phil Maynard at 503-823-2216, phillip.maynard@portlandoregon.gov.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Thursday July 21, 2016, at 6:45 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report that a driver struck a pedestrian at Northeast 8th Avenue and Prescott Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the pedestrian who was suffering from traumatic injuries. The adult female pedestrian has been transported to a Portland hospital with injuries that are believed to be life threatening.

The adult male driver remained at the scene and has been cooperative with police.

Preliminary information indicates that the driver was traveling westbound on Prescott Street and the pedestrian was crossing southbound at 8th Avenue at the time of the collision.

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

The intersection of Northeast 8th Avenue and Prescott Street will likely remain closed for several hours.

No additional updates are anticipated this evening.

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

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

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Update - Warning shot fired at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution - Update
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 07/22/16 3:42 PM
UPDATEEOCI IS NOW ON MODIFIED OPERATIONS. VISITING WILL RESUME SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2016.


News Release from Oregon Dept. of Corrections
Posted on FlashAlert: July 21st, 2016 4:33 PM

At approximately 2:30 p.m., Thursday, July 21, several inmates engaged in a series of fights on a recreation yard at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution (EOCI). The inmates refused verbal directives to stop fighting, at which time staff administered pepper spray. The inmates continued fighting and a warning shot was fired into a designated safe area. Upon the warning shot, the inmates stopped fighting.

A total of 47 inmates were placed in special housing for their involvement in the altercations. There were no injuries reported.

The institution remains on full lockdown, and visiting is canceled until further notice. An ongoing investigation is being conducted to determine the cause of the incident.

EOCI is a medium-security prison in Pendleton that houses over 1,600 male inmates. The institution is known for its Oregon Corrections Enterprises industries, including a garment factory that produces Prison Blues(C), whose products are sold in and outside the United States. Other industries are its embroidery and laundry facilities. EOCI provides a range of correctional programs and services including education, drug and alcohol treatment, mental health treatment, religious services, and inmate work crews. The buildings that make up EOCI were constructed in 1912 and 1913 and were originally used as a state mental hospital. After two years of renovation, EOCI received its first inmates in June 1985.


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Oregon National Guard Soldiers head to Romania for multinational training exercise (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 07/22/16 3:36 PM
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SALEM, Oregon -- More than 250 Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Regiment, are scheduled to mobilize to Romania this week with the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team (CBCT) to participate in Saber Guardian 2016, a multinational military training exercise.

Exercise Saber Guardian 2016 will be held from July 27 to August 7 at the Romanian Land Forces Combat Training Center in Cincu and will involve approximately 2,800 military personnel from 10 nations. An advanced team of Oregon Soldiers are already in Romania assisting with preparations for the battalion's arrival; receiving supplies and equipment, including M1A2 Abrams tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles that were shipped overseas.

Led by U.S. Army Europe, the annual training exercise is part of the European Reassurance Initiative and is designed to promote regional stability and security while strengthening partnerships with NATO allies, fostering trust and improving interoperability between Romania, the U.S., NATO and Partnership for Peace member nations. Personnel from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Canada, Georgia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine will also participate.

Activities during Saber Guardian 16 will include a Field Training, Command Post and Combined Live Fire exercises. The 116th CBCT will primarily play opposing forces to enable other units from the U.S. and other countries to conduct training. On a unit level, the exercise is also training to rehearse mobilizing and deploying troops, and moving track and wheeled vehicles by land, rail and sea to an unfamiliar area. The unit will also conduct a river crossing with tanks and set up a bridge during the event.

The 116th CBCT is comprised of personnel from the Idaho, Montana and Oregon Army National Guard and will be augmented by the 125th Multi-role Bridge Company of the South Carolina Army National Guard. More than 1,000 Soldiers from the 116th CBCT will join approximately 1,500 Soldiers from other U.S.-based units to participate in the exercise.

The majority of Oregon Soldiers deploying for the exercise are traditional Guardsmen who drill one weekend a month and two weeks in the summer. Many of them have families, are attending college, and work for civilian employers. The 3-116th Cavalry Battalion consists of Oregon Army National Guard units from Baker City, Hermiston, Hood River, La Grande, Ontario, Pendleton, The Dalles, and Woodburn, Oregon.

"The Oregon National Guard continues to demonstrate our ability to simultaneously support both state and nation on multiple fronts," said Stephen Bomar, director of public affairs, Oregon Military Department. "Whether responding to emergencies here at home, deploying overseas, or partnering in multinational exercises like Saber Guardian, when we are needed, we are there."

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Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with Company B, 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Regiment, text with friends and family, July 21, at the armory in Woodburn, Oregon, as they wait to mobilize to Romania in support of Exercise Saber Guardian 2016 as part of the European Reassurance Initiative's (ERI). The 3-116th Cavalry Battalion task force is made up of infantry from Company A (The Dalles) and Company B (Woodburn); mechanics from Detachment 2, Company F (Hood River); and logistics/administrative support from Headquarters and Headquarters Company (La Grande).(Oregon Army National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Armondo Borboa, 3-116th Cavalry Battalion)

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CONSTANTA, Romania - An M1A2 Abrams tank is lifted by a mobile harbor crane onto a flatcar at the Port of Constanta, June 25, 2016. The tanks, belonging to the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team (CBCT), will be transported to Cincu, Romania, via rail to be used in the upcoming Exercise Saber Guardian, scheduled to begin July 27. Saber Guardian is a U.S. Army Europe-led exercise, in the spirit of partnership for peace. It is designed to promote regional stability and security, while strengthening partnership capacity, and fostering trust while improving interoperability between Romania, the U.S., NATO and Partnership for Peace member nations. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Devone Collins, 24th Press Camp Headquarters)

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CINCU, Romania - A column of M1A2 tanks travel through the streets of Cincusora, Romania, June 28, after being offloaded from the Voila, Romania, railhead earlier that day. The tanks, belonging to the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team (CBCT), are in Romania to be used in Exercise Saber Guardian 2016, which begins July 27 at the Romanian Land Force Combat Training Center (RLF-CTC) in Cincu. Saber Guardian is a U.S. Army Europe-led exercise, in the spirit of partnership for peace. It is designed to promote regional stability and security, while strengthening partnership capacity, and fostering trust while improving interoperability between Romania, the U.S., NATO and Partnership for Peace member nations. (Photo courtesy 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team)

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CINCU, Romania - Vehicles belonging to the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team (CBCT) are positioned at the Romanian Land Force Combat Training Center (RLF-CTC) in Cincu, July 7, 2016 prior to the start of Exercise Saber Guardian 2016. The vehicles began arriving in Romania, June 19, at the Port of Constanta and were shipped via railhead to Cincu. Saber Guardian is a U.S. Army Europe-led exercise, in the spirit of Partnership for Peace. It is designed to promote regional stability and security, while strengthening partnership capacity, and fostering trust while improving interoperability between Romania, the U.S., NATO and Partnership for Peace member nations. The 116th CBCT is one of the U.S. units participating in the exercise, which will also include forces from other countries. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Corinna Baltos, 24th Press Camp Headquarters)


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Night work ahead for several major east Vancouver streets
City of Vancouver - 07/22/16 3:35 PM
Vancouver, Wash. - To minimize traffic impacts, the City of Vancouver's Pavement Management Program will be carrying out is pavement preservation work for several major east Vancouver streets at night.

The work begins this weekend, typically taking place between the hours of 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Those traveling through these construction zones are encouraged to be alert to flaggers, lane changes and closures, and be prepared for potential delays. If possible, please consider using a different route to avoid the work area.

The following streets are currently scheduled for work on the dates shown. Please note that paving and surface treatments are highly dependent upon weather conditions, which can impact schedules.

N.E. 138th Avenue (N.E. 18th Street to N.E. 28th Street): July 22, July 26-27 and Aug. 1-2
N.E. 18th Street (N.E. 138th Avenue to N.E. 141st Avenue): July 22, July 26-27 and Aug. 1-2
N.E. 162nd Avenue (N.E. 39th Street to N.E. Fourth Plain Boulevard): July 23 and July 26-29
S.E. Cascade Park Drive (S.E. Talton Avenue to S.E. 162nd Avenue): July 24
S.E. First Street (S.E. 190th Avenue to about N.E. 202nd Avenue): July 25 and July 28-29
S.E. 172nd Avenue (S.E. Mill Plain Boulevard to S.E. First Street): July 25 and Aug. 1
S.E. Mill Plain Boulevard (S.E. 172nd Avenue to S.E. 192nd Avenue): July 25 and Aug. 4-5
S.E. 192nd Avenue (State Route 14 ramp to S.E. 34th Street): July 26, Aug. 2-3
S.E. 29th Street (S.E. 164th Avenue to S.E. 176th Avenue): July 26
S.E. 164th Avenue (S.E. Evergreen Highway to S.E. 34th Street): July 31- Aug. 1

The coming work will also require night closure of the Washington State Route 14 ramps at Southeast 164th Avenue on July 31 and Aug. 1, and at Southeast 192nd Avenue on Aug. 2 and 3. For updates on those closures, drivers can check the latest real time highway conditions on the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Travel Alerts page at www.wsdot.com/traffic/trafficalerts.

The City of Vancouver has more than 1,800 lanes miles of streets. This year, Vancouver's Pavement Management Program will put $6.6 million to work keeping good streets in good condition. When streets begin to fail, they fail quickly and the cost of repair increases dramatically. Keeping good streets in good condition provides the most efficient use of the available resources. A variety of pavement preservation treatments are used to extend the life of streets at a much lower cost than standard asphalt overlay. These include microsurfacing, slurry seal, chip seal and cape seal. The type of treatment selected depends upon several factors, such as current surface condition, carrying capacity and travel use. Project maps and a complete list of streets scheduled for Pavement Management work this summer can be found online at www.cityofvancouver.us/pavement.

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Vancouver homicide suspect arrested
Vancouver Police Dept. - 07/22/16 3:13 PM
Vancouver, Wash. --On Thursday, July 12, 2016 detectives with the Vancouver Police Department's Major Crime Unit obtained an arrest warrant for the arrest of David Johnathan Salgado, 19, formerly of Vancouver, for the crime of Murder in the First Degree. Salgado is the suspect in the murder investigation of Fernando Cendejas that occurred on May 9, 2016 at 4500 Nicholson Road. The Vancouver Police Department investigators requested the assistance of the US Marshals Pacific NW Violent Offenders Taskforce to help locate and apprehend Salgado.

On Saturday, July 16, 2016 members of the US Marshals Pacific Southwest Fugitive Taskforce in Southern California located and apprehended Salgado in Venice Beach, California. Salgado attempted to evade arrest by jumping into the ocean but was apprehended by the Taskforce Officers.

Salgado is currently being held in San Bernardino pending the extradition process.

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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.
Young male drowns in Pacific Ocean off Seaside beach (Photo)
City of Seaside - 07/22/16 1:49 PM
The Seaside Beach, as pictured on the morning of July 22, 2016, illustrates preventative measures taken by Seaside Lifeguards to alert the public of rip currents in the area.
The Seaside Beach, as pictured on the morning of July 22, 2016, illustrates preventative measures taken by Seaside Lifeguards to alert the public of rip currents in the area.
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Seaside, Ore. -- July 22, 2016 [UPDATE TO PREVIOUS RELEASE] -- On Thursday, July 21, 2016 at approximately 3:36 pm, Seaside Lifeguards witnessed two young males struggling in the water and in need of assistance. As they entered the water, Seaside Fire & Rescue was dispatched to the Seaside ocean shores, directly in front of the turnaround, to assist with the water rescue already in progress.

Seaside Fire & Rescue along with the U.S. Coast Guard responded to the scene to assist with the rescue. The first victim, Carter Moore, 14, of Kingston, Oklahoma was pulled from the water a short time later. A second victim, Conner Moore, age 13, of Tulsa, Oklahoma was located from the air by the U.S. Coast Guard. Having entered the water, a Coast Guard swimmer requested assistance from Seaside Lifeguards to bring the second victim to shore. Both victims were transported to Providence Seaside Hospital (PSH). Conner Moore was pronounced deceased at PSH. Carter Moore was life-flighted to a Portland area hospital on Thursday evening and released late Friday morning.

The two cousins were traveling with many other family members from out-of-state and in Seaside for the Moore Family Reunion.

As warmer days are forecast for the upcoming weekend and we move deeper into summer, Seaside officials want to remind the public that the ocean waters can present many dangers. Please use extreme caution, use the buddy system and avoid swimming in areas that have been recognized to be prone to rip currents.

Seaside Fire & Rescue was assisted by the United States Coast Guard, Medix and the Seaside Police Department.

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Attached Media Files: The Seaside Beach, as pictured on the morning of July 22, 2016, illustrates preventative measures taken by Seaside Lifeguards to alert the public of rip currents in the area.
Child Found on Skyline Rd S, Parent Unknown
Salem Police Dept. - 07/22/16 12:36 PM
UPDATE: The Salem Police Department has completed their investigation and there will not be any criminal charges.

Update 9:10 AM A parent in the 4700 block of Skyline Rd S just called police reporting they woke up to find their front door standing open and their two year old son missing. Police are responding.

UPDATE: The foster parents just bathed the child and discovered that it is a boy.

Just after 4:00 this morning, the Salem Police Department received a report of a toddler walking alone in the 4700 block of Skyline Rd S. The child is described as an approximately two year old White female with short blonde hair and green eyes, wearing a t-shirt and pull up diaper. She was unable to provide her name or that of her mother. She said she lived in an apartment. Officers drove the girl around the neighborhood attempting to identify her residence while other officers canvassed nearby apartment complexes. These efforts were unsuccessful in reuniting the child with a parent.

At approximately 5:30 AM, "A Child is Missing" was activated which generated over 600 telephone calls to area telephones. Eventually DHS was called and they took custody of the child.

At this time, the Salem Police Department has not been contacted by anyone reporting a missing child. Anyone with information regarding this girl is asked to telephone the Salem Police Department at (503)588-6123.
City of Beaverton Night Paving Planned for July 25 to 29
City of Beaverton - 07/22/16 11:42 AM
BEAVERTON, Ore. --The City of Beaverton's Public Works Department will be paving several streets at night from July 25 to 29:


SW Cascade Ave (Scholls Ferry Rd to concrete panels)
SW Cirrus Dr (Hall Blvd to Nimbus Ave)
SW Nimbus Ave (Scholls Ferry Rd to concrete panels)


The exact schedule is weather-dependent. Work will begin at 7 p.m. and finish no later than 7 a.m. each day.


Traffic lanes will be flagged and remain open to local traffic. The city will complete the project as quickly as possible and work to minimize inconvenience, but there will be occasional delays.


Resurfacing streets regularly is considerably less expensive than rebuilding and increases their lifespan. Beaverton inspects its streets frequently to determine which roads are in need of paving.


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


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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Trio Steals $6,000 in Sunglasses at Woodburn Mall (Photo)
Woodburn Police - 07/22/16 11:19 AM
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Woodburn Police is seeking the public's assistance in identifying three suspects involved in over $6,000 in sunglasses theft at the Sunglass Hut, located at the Woodburn Premium Outlets.

The theft took place on July 15 when police responded to reports of theft at the store. Two adult female suspects, described as Middle Eastern, were involved in stealing over $6,000 in high-end sunglasses. The two female suspects also had a male accomplice.

Photos are attached of the three suspects. Surveillance video will soon be available upon request.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Dan Kerbs at 503-982-2345.


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Student Lily Sweet Representing Oregon at National Summit
Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council - 07/22/16 11:14 AM
Early on Sunday morning, sixth-grader Lily Sweet leaves Portland for Purdue University in Indiana, where she will represent Oregon at the national Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador Summit. As Oregon's 2016-2017 Fuel Up to Play 60 State Ambassador, she will attend with students from other states, program advisors and professional athletes from the National Football League.

Inspired and led by youth, Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program created by the National Dairy Council and the NFL, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to help encourage today's youth to lead healthier lives. The summit provides leadership, communication and program training to select students who drive the Fuel Up to Play 60 program in their respective schools, communities and states.

Lily just completed fifth grade at Elk Meadow Elementary School, and will go to High Desert Middle School in September. At her school, she has been involved with many events and activities that encourage her fellow students to eat healthy food and exercise more -- like setting up a smoothie booth at school conferences and creating an informational video. "One of my favorite projects that the team and I did was writing and performing our own play to promote wellness," said Sweet.

This is the second year in a row that an Elk Meadow Elementary School student has been selected to represent Oregon at the national level, which is a rare feat. There were only 67 such ambassadors selected from across the country last year. Elk Meadow has reached Fuel Up to Play 60 "Touchdown Status" for two consecutive years with a strong staff and student commitment to wellness, and the school was selected as one of three Oregon Department of Education School Wellness Award recipients in 2015.

"For two state ambassadors to be selected from the same school back-to-back is quite an accomplishment for the school, the students and their advisor, Grant Mattox" said Crista Hawkins, Director of School Programs for the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council.

Fuel Up to Play 60 is active in more than 73,000 schools nationwide and more than half of the public schools in Oregon. The Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council manages Fuel Up to Play 60 grants, supporting school-wide activities in both physical education and better access to nutrition, including school breakfasts. In the latest round, districts and schools will receive nearly $20,000 with a combined reach of more than 340,000 students throughout Oregon.

For more information about Fuel up to Play 60, visit www.fueluptoplay60.com.

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About the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council:
The Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council is funded and directed by the Oregon dairy industry, with governance by a ten-member Board of Commissioners and oversight by the Oregon Department of Agriculture. Oregon is home to 240 dairy farm families and 22 dairy processors who provide more than $1 billion in economic impacts annually, along with delicious, award-winning cheeses, ice creams, yogurts, fluid milk and other high quality dairy products.
Life Jacket Loaner Station (Photo)
Jefferson Fire Dist. - 07/22/16 10:30 AM
Michelle Nunes owner of Jefferson Statino Cafe and Chief Zeilman
Michelle Nunes owner of Jefferson Statino Cafe and Chief Zeilman
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Jefferson Fire District along with Jefferson Station Café, Jefferson Rental and Thriftway have worked towards the development a life jacket loaner station. This station, which will host life jackets in various sizes for loan along with loan agreement forms, will be located at the Jefferson Thriftway on the corner of Mill and Ferry Street across from the Jefferson boat ramp. This idea to develop the station started last Spring when Jefferson Station Café hosted a fundraiser dinner with proceeds to go towards the purchase of life jackets. Jefferson Fire District applied for a grant with the Oregon State Marine Board and was awarded $550 towards the supplies used for the construction of the station that was constructed by Oregon Correction Enterprises.

On July 16, 2016 Jefferson Fire District installed the Station with the use of equipment donated by Jefferson Rental. The life vests are available currently. Thank you to all who helped with this loaner station. Jefferson Fire District highly encourages the use of life vests when participating in any and all river activities ie; floating, boating, and swimming.


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WareHouse '23 opens at Port of Vancouver's Terminal 1
Port of Vancouver - 07/22/16 10:10 AM
VANCOUVER, Wash. -- New waterfront restaurant WareHouse '23 opened July 19 to an excited crowd ready to celebrate a new community gathering space at the Port of Vancouver USA's Terminal 1.

Owned by Beaches Restaurant & Bar owner Mark Matthias, WareHouse '23 is bringing new life to a cherished spot on the downtown Vancouver waterfront. Previously home to The Quay Restaurant, the space was remodeled this spring to reflect its riverside location and create a welcoming atmosphere.

"We rejuvenated the space while keeping a lot of the existing features and charm you remember," said Matthias. "At the WareHouse, you can meet friends and enjoy a warm and social environment while experiencing excellent, seasonal Northwest cuisine."

Happy hour--from 3 to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to midnight--means unique small dishes like seared slab bacon, flashed sprouts and street tacos. The full menu offers everything from steelhead and chips and shrimp hot pots to Kale Pepper Radiatore and Snake River Kobe Steak--and so much more. Pricing varies from $3 to $28, with most items in the $5 to $13 range.

The WareHouse also offers hand-crafted cocktails and a variety of Northwest beers and wines.

Hours of operation
WareHouse '23 is open this week from 3 p.m. to midnight, Monday through Saturday. Starting July 25, the restaurant will be open 11:30 a.m. to midnight, Monday through Saturday.

After 9 p.m., the restaurant is open to patrons 21 years and older and features piano performances by Mac Potts and friends.

Starting Aug. 7, WareHouse '23 will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Sunday Brunch.

Catering and event space are also available in the former Red Lion ballroom, adjacent to the restaurant. The ballroom can accommodate up to 450 people and has incredible Columbia River views from inside the room and the outside viewing deck.

About Terminal 1
The Port of Vancouver USA is redeveloping a 10-acre site it owns on the Columbia River. Known as Terminal 1, the 10-acre site is the port's birthplace and home to its first warehouse, built in the 1920s through a partnership with the City of Vancouver. When fully developed, Terminal 1 could feature a public marketplace, new hotel, retail and commercial office space, and visitor amenities.

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The Port of Vancouver USA is one of the major ports on the Pacific Coast, and its competitive strengths include available land, versatile cargo handling capabilities, vast transportation networks, a skilled labor force and an exceptional level of service to its customers and community. For more information, please visit us at www.portvanusa.com.
Wildfire Prevention is Everyone's Responsibility
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/22/16 10:02 AM
Summer is finally heating up. And while this is great news for outdoor enthusiasts, fire officials want to remind everyone that the summer heat could lead to careless wildfires.

"Preventing wildfires and wildfire safety is everyone's responsibility," said Oregon State Fire Marshal Jim Walker. "I encourage citizens to join their neighbors in reducing the wildfire risk to their communities."

The Pacific Northwest Wildfire Coordination Group (PNWCG), made up of federal and state fire protection and prevention agencies in Oregon and Washington, is spreading the word that fire danger is on the rise. In many areas around the two states, activities like outdoor debris burning and campfires are either prohibited or limited in their use. Other fire prevention requirements now in place in some forests and other wildlands in the Northwest include carrying a fire extinguisher with vehicles traveling off highways and other primary roads, and not using tracer ammunition or exploding targets when using firearms.

"While fire season has been slow to start this summer, we have seen a significant jump in the percentage of human-caused fires," said Kevin Martin, U.S. Forest Service director of Fire and Aviation for the Pacific Northwest. "This year we've had 19 large fires, of which 15--roughly 80 percent--were human-caused. We all need to do our part to prevent unwanted human-caused fires."

Anyone responsible for starting a fire, accidental or not, is potentially responsible for fire suppression costs, plus the civil liability for damages to neighboring property owners. Combined, these costs could run into the millions.

"As temperatures climb around the state, be aware of your surroundings and use extreme caution," says Keep Oregon Green Association President Kristin Babbs. "Mowing dry grass, smoking, idling your car over dry vegetation on the side of the road, fireworks and target shooting are just a few examples of activities that can lead to destructive and costly wildfires."

Be sure and check fire season regulations for where you live or where you may be going. Several resources are on the internet to gain more information and to learn more about fire prevention practices. Keep Oregon Green, Oregon Department of Forestry, Washington Department of Natural Resources and the offices of the state fire marshal for both Oregon and Washington are great places to start.

For more information about preventing wildfires, these online resources are recommended:

Keep Oregon Green Association: www.keeporegongreen.org
Firewise: www.firewise.org
Pacific Northwest Fire-Adapted Communities: www.pnwfac.org
Advantis Credit Union Awards $50,000 in GROW Grants to Local Nonprofits
Northwest Credit Union Assn. - 07/22/16 9:49 AM
Portland, ORE., July 22, 2016 -- Advantis Credit Union has named the six nonprofit organizations that will receive grants through GROW: The Advantis Community Fund. The grant fund has contributed over
$300,000 to local organizations and has funded 39 projects since the program began in 2011. This year Advantis invited the community and members to vote on 11 local projects, chosen by a selection committee, through the Advantis Facebook page and website. More than 20,000 public votes helped to determine the following six grants:
Central City Concern will receive a grant to improve the environment for the women and children living at the Letty Owings Center by providing new furniture, a new freezer, safe toy storage for the play room, and shade sails over the children's playground.

Free Geek will receive a grant to upgrade their network structure, update wireless access points, and modernize their local area network (LAN). These improvements will increase their ability to connect the community and support volunteers.

Kinship House will receive a grant to create an art therapy room for children. This space will provide over 1,500 therapy hours and help increase current capacity from 500 children to close to 700 children served annually.

The Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families will receive a grant to be used to print and distribute a teen grief journal for families at the Dougy Center and those who live in areas without grief support services.

William Temple House will receive a grant that will be used to purchase a grab-and-go freezer and two fruit and vegetable stands, making the food pantry experience more dignified and streamlined for guests.

The Shadow Project will receive a grant to support children with disabilities at eight high-needs schools, with an audio library and sensory tools and strategies that help books come alive for kids who are struggling to read.

"GROW gives our member-owners and the community a voice in how Advantis gives back," said Wendy Edwards, Advantis Credit Union's senior vice president/chief administrative officer. "With more than 20,000 votes, we are able to understand the needs and priorities of those living in our neighborhoods. We're honored to support these projects that will have such a meaningful impact on our community."

About Advantis Credit Union
Advantis Credit Union, with more than $1 billion in assets, is one of Oregon's largest not-for-profit, financial cooperatives that returns earnings to members in the form of better rates, low fees, and more free services. Advantis is locally-owned by over 60,000 members and has six branches in the Portland metro area. For more information, visit www.advantiscu.org.


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Paul Krekeler Homicide Remains Unsolved After Two Years - Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-28 (Photo)
Crime Stoppers of Oregon - 07/22/16 8:00 AM
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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in solving a homicide that occurred in Southeast Portland's Woodstock Neighborhood two years ago.

On July 22, 2014, at 10:56 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at Southeast 57th Avenue and Harold Street. As officers were en route to the scene, additional information was broadcast that a male adult was on the ground injured.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim and determined that he was deceased.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on the victim, 19-year-old Paul William Krekeler, and determined that he died of a gunshot wound.

Detectives have learned that several neighborhood residents heard several gunshots prior to the discovery of Krekeler's body. Krekeler appears to have run northbound on 57th Avenue before collapsing in a yard on the southwest corner of 57th Avenue and Harold Street. The residents of the home do not appear to have any connection to Krekeler.

Witnesses reported to police that a white SUV or truck was seen leaving southbound on 57th after the gunshots, but it is not been confirmed that this vehicle is related to the shooting.

No motive has been determined in the shooting.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is now offering rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information leading to arrests in any unsolved homicide case 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.

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Final Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue activated for lost hiker along Franklin Ridge (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/22/16 2:47 AM
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Final Update: The hiker, identified as Donn Cambell, Age 42 of Stockton, California, was reunited with his family at the Command Post at 2:15 a.m. When asked about his hike, Campbell said he had stopped with his family in the scenic area on their way to Seattle and he decided to go on a short hike up the trail for a bit while his family went sightseeing around the area. He started his hike about 2:30 p.m. from the Oneonta Trailhead intending to hike the Wahkeena Loop. As he was hiking he saw another trail that he thought led up to Larch Mountain and decided to follow that but became turned around trying to get back down the trails. As it got dark, he realized he was lost and he didn't have any light or emergency supplies with him. He called his wife and told her he was lost and she called 911. After Search and Rescue was able to make contact with him they had him call 911 so they could obtain a location on his phone. Search and Rescue Coordinators instructed him to remain where he was at and wait for the search and rescue team to reach him. He was hungry and thirsty when searchers located him. Mr. Cambell sped up his rescue by remaining where he was as teams worked their way up the trail to his location. He was uninjured and in good spirits, happy to be off the trail and grateful to the team that located him and brought him safely back down.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office would like to remind anyone contemplating a hike or outing on hiking trails within the Columbia Gorge and other scenic areas to carry 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. Research your route before you go and stay on the trails. If you do become lost on the trails and call for help, stay in place after you call. This will assist searchers working to locate you. Carry bright colored clothing you can hang on a tree to attract attention. Hike with a group or a friend, stay together and keep each other in sight. Let someone know your plan and when you expect to return so someone knows if you are overdue. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable visit to the scenic areas in the Columbia Gorge and other hiking areas.



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Update1: MCSO SAR hasty team reached the lost hiker just after 1:00 a.m. and are now escorting him back down the trail. The hiker is in good condition and it is expected it will take approximately an hour to arrive back at the Command Post.

Further updates will be provided when more information is available.


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This evening, Thursday July 21, 2016 MCSO Deputies were dispatched to the Oneonta Trailhead on a report of a lost hiker. The hiker's spouse called 911 after receiving a call from him at approximately 9:30 p.m. saying he was lost on the trail and was trying to find his way out. The lost hiker is not equipped for an overnight stay on the trail and has no light and limited water and supplies. MCSO Deputies made contact with the spouse and have activated MCSO Search and Rescue to respond.

MCSO Search and Rescue (SAR) Coordinators were able to establish contact with the hiker and obtained a good cell phone ping location from his phone, placing him in an area along Franklin Ridge. An MCSO SAR Hasty team activated to assist in locating the hiker and bringing him back down the trail was deployed into the field shortly before midnight. The hiker is uninjured and is waiting for the team to reach him.

Command Post is located at Oneonta Trailhead, media staging is available near the Command Post.

Updates will be provided when more information is available.


Attached Media Files: Sar Oneonta , hiker2 , hiker1 , SAR rtng
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PCC taps Mark Mitsui as its next president (Photo)
PCC - 07/21/16 8:34 PM
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PORTLAND, Ore. (July 21, 2016) -- Portland Community College's board of directors has announced the selection of Mark Mitsui as the college's next president.

The news was made public at PCC's monthly board meeting held Thursday, July 21. Mitsui will begin his work with PCC on August 29, replacing Sylvia Kelley, the college's executive vice president, who has served as interim president since the departure of Jeremy Brown in May 2015.

"The board of directors was tremendously impressed by President Mitsui's passion for the transformative power of community colleges, and by his clear understanding of PCC's complex environment," said Gene Pitts, PCC Board of Directors chair.

"He brings demonstrated strengths as a strategic thinker and transparent decision-maker, and he is a passionate advocate for social justice and inclusion. Coupled with his wealth of regional and national connections, President Mitsui is a natural fit for PCC and one who we believe will benefit the students and communities we serve," said Pitts.

Since 2013, Mitsui has served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges within the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education for the U.S. Department of Education. In this role he works to advance President Obama's community college agenda through partnerships with numerous federal agencies and national stakeholders. Among his many duties is co-leading the My Brother's Keeper Postsecondary Completion interagency team, which strives to improve college access and completion for the nation's young men of color.

Prior to working in Washington, D.C., Mitsui was the president of North Seattle College in Washington state from 2010 to 2013. While there, Mitsui successfully navigated the community college, which serves nearly 7,000 students, through the worst budget reduction the state had experienced in 30 years. During the college's 2013 accreditation review, he was commended for his strong leadership, inclusive strategic planning and transparency in decision-making. While guiding North Seattle, Mitsui was effective in his efforts to garner a variety of grants, was the founding chair of the Asian Pacific Islander Association of Colleges and Universities, was a member of the National Asian/Pacific Islander Council of the American Association of Community Colleges, and in 2013 was honored with the Rhonda Quash Coates Award for contributions to the Multicultural Student Services Directors Council of Washington state.

Before arriving to North Seattle College, Mitsui served as the vice president of Student Services at South Seattle College, from 2006 to 2010, and he has worked as an administrator and teacher at a variety of other educational institutions throughout the Pacific Northwest over the course of his career.

Mitsui holds a bachelor's degree in Physical Education from Western Washington University. He has pursued doctoral studies in Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Washington, from where he earned his master's degree.

"I am thrilled to have been chosen to lead PCC, and I look forward to a long-term commitment with such a highly respected institution, one that is built on an exceedingly strong foundation," said Mitsui.

"Portland Community College is known for its collaboration, outreach and engagement, both internally and externally. On personal and professional levels, this philosophy and approach resonate with me. I have a sign in my office that reads, 'If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.' I am excited to go far together with my colleagues at PCC, on behalf of the institution and the students we serve," he said.

Mitsui is a regular presenter at national and international academic conferences and professional meetings. Among his many speaking engagements, he recently presented on "Innovative Models for Funding Community College Completion" at the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Board of Education and Workforce conference, on "Middle Skills and Online Learning" at the AACC annual Board of Directors meeting, and spoke at the U.S. Conference of Mayors Workforce Development Council Annual Congressional Forum.

"President Mitsui has rich and varied professional experience that he will bring to PCC," added Pitts. "He is a skilled communicator and relationship-builder, and the Board strongly values his collaborative and collegial style. For all of these reasons, we believe that his special combination of strengths, skills and attributes will advance our college and enhance our culture."

About Portland Community College: PCC is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and 19th largest in the nation, serving approximately 85,000 full- and part-time students. PCC has four comprehensive campuses, eight education centers or areas served, and 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

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


Attached Media Files: Mark Mitsui to lead PCC.
Death Investigation - Highway 101 Near North Bend in Coos County
Oregon State Police - 07/21/16 7:37 PM
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of the Coos County Medical Examiner and the Coos County Sheriff's Office, is completing an investigation into the death of a Nevada man. He was found deceased Wednesday near his vehicle, at the ODOT wayside along Highway 101, at milepost 230. The initial investigation indicates that the death is from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

On July 20, 2016, at approximately 6:24 p.m., an OSP Trooper stopped to check a 2015 Jeep Patriot parked at the a wayside between Lakeside and North Bend along Highway 101, at milepost 230. The Trooper reported discovering a deceased adult male sitting in a folding chair adjacent to his vehicle.

The deceased was identified as Mason Larue GEBE, age 75, from Las Vegas, Nevada.

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

There are several resources available through Coos County Public Health and the Coos County Suicide Prevention Program. More information is available online at:
http://www.preventionlane.org/suicide-links.htm

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

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Man dies in Cement Truck Crash (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/21/16 6:44 PM
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This morning Deputies responded to SW Laurelwood Rd. near SW Parmele Rd. for a single-vehicle crash involving a cement truck. The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.

On Thursday, July 21, 2016, at about 8:17 a.m., Sheriff's Deputies responded to the 38000 block of SW Laurelwood Road on a reported crash involving a cement truck. Deputies arrived and found a loaded cement truck upside down off a 20-foot embankment.

Deputies determined that a single person was in the truck and he was deceased. David Gilbreath (51 years old, from Molalla) was driving the cement truck for Molalla Redi Mix. The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to investigate the crash. Their initial investigation indicates that the truck was headed down a very steep hill and likely lost its brakes. The truck veered sideways and flipped on its side, it then skidded off the side of the road and down a 20 ft. embankment where it came to rest on its roof.

There is no indication of drugs or alcohol involved in this crash.


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Two young males pulled from ocean waters in Seaside
City of Seaside - 07/21/16 6:16 PM
Seaside, Ore. -- July 21, 2016 -- On Thursday, July 21, 2016 at approximately 3:36 pm, Seaside Lifeguards witnessed two young males struggling in the water and in need of assistance. As they entered the water, Seaside Fire & Rescue was dispatched to the Seaside ocean shores, directly in front of the turnaround, to assist with the water rescue already in progress.

Seaside Fire & Rescue along with the U.S. Coast Guard responded to the scene to assist with the rescue. One victim was pulled from the water a short time later. A second victim was located from the air by the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard requested assistance from Seaside Lifeguards to bring the second victim to shore.

Both victims were transported by Medix to Providence Seaside Hospital. Additional details will be released as they become available.

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Generous citizen gifts money for the purchase of K-9 body armor (Photo)
Salem Police Dept. - 07/21/16 5:51 PM
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It is common practice for agencies all across the country to issue body armor to police officers as part of their standard gear, but not the case when it comes to police service dogs.

Yet, thanks to the generosity of Oregon City resident, Linda Stout, all of our K-9s have their own body armor! Stout has a great fondness for police dogs, and on Friday, March 11 made a donation through the Salem Police Foundation to purchase armor for all six dogs of the Salem Police K-9 Unit.

"We are grateful for Ms. Stout's gift," said Lt. Keith Blair of the Salem Police Patrol Division, who supervises the six teams, "Because of her kindness, our K-9 handlers now have peace of mind knowing their partner is as well protected as they are."

The body armor that has been purchased is designed specifically with police dogs in mind ensuring an easy, comfortable fit, durability, and most importantly -- the maximum coverage for the protection of the canine's vital organs.

To see videos about our Salem Police K-9s, visit our Salem Police YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/SalemPDTV. For more information about the Salem Police Foundation, go to www.salempolicefoundation.org.


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'The Music Man' marches to Clackamas Rep stage (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 07/21/16 5:13 PM
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Longtime weatherman Dave Sweeney featured in lead role

OREGON CITY -- Clackamas Repertory Theatre will present six-time Tony Award winner "The Music Man," Aug. 4-28 at Osterman Theatre at Clackamas Community College, 19600 Molalla Ave.,Oregon City.

Performances are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinees. Tickets may be purchased at www.clackamasrep.org or by calling 503-594-6047. The Aug. 5 performance is sold out.

This classic American musical features the songs "Seventy-Six Trombones," "Goodnight My Someone" and "Till There Was You." "The Music Man" follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize -- despite the fact he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall.

Clackamas Repertory Theatre's production features Dave Sweeney, an award-winning meteorologist who worked locally with KOIN and OregonLive.com, as Harold Hill, and Kelly Lanzillo as Marian Paroo. The Clackamas Repertory Theatre production team includes director David Smith-English, choreographer Wesley Hanson and music director Lars Campbell.

Clackamas Repertory Theatre is a program of the Clackamas Community College Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

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Editors note: For more information, contact Cyndy Smith-English, managing director,
at 503-594-3915.
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Photo 2: Carter Christianson as Winthrop, Kelly Lanzillo as Marian and Dave Sweeney as Harold Hill. Photo by Travis Nodurft.

About Dave Sweeney: Sweeney has performed the leads in numerous musicals, including "The Sound of Music," "Annie," "Mame," "Brigadoon" and "The Fantasticks." He is also an award-winning TV meteorologist with more than 25 years of on-air experience. Sweeney has been the chief meteorologist for TV stations in Washington, D.C., Denver, Kansas City and, most recently, for KOIN-TV in Portland.

About Kelly Lanzillo: A recent transplant from New York, Lanzillo appeared at Clackamas
Repertory Theatre last year in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." Past credits include Maria in "The Sound of Music" and Cinderella in Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella."


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Tip of the Week July 25, 2016 - Traffic Safety-Vehicle Lights
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - 07/21/16 4:35 PM
OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF
Sheriff Curtis L. Landers
225 W. Olive Street
Newport, Oregon 97365
(541) 265-4277
Fax (541) 265-4926

TIP OF THE WEEK

Date: July 25, 2016

Contact: Sheriff Curtis L. Landers
(541) 265-0652
clanders@co.lincoln.or.us

TRAFFIC SAFETY -- DO ALL OF YOUR VEHICLE LIGHTS WORK?

Recently, your Lincoln County Sheriff's Office received a complaint from one of our citizens about the number of vehicles traveling on our county roadways with a headlight out, a taillight out, or a combination of both. Your patrol deputies also see similar vehicle lighting violations on a daily basis and have numerous traffic enforcement contacts with motorists each year related to defective lighting. Inspired by the conversation with our concerned citizen, we offer the following Tip of the Week related to required vehicle lighting.

Headlights -- Oregon law requires all motor vehicles have two operable headlights which may only be white in color (the exception being motorcycles/mopeds which must have one). The law states headlights must be used from sunset to sunrise and also under conditions when visibility is limited to less than 1000 feet. Forward facing headlights do the obvious; they help you to see. They also help others to see you. Vehicles traveling with only one headlight make it very difficult for oncoming motorists to determine where, exactly, they are on the roadway.

All modern vehicles are equipped with low and high beam settings. High beams are very beneficial and increase visibility, however, there are restrictions. Oregon law requires motorists to dim their headlights when an oncoming vehicle is within 500 feet, or, within 350 feet when following another vehicle.

Fog Lights -- Vehicles may be equipped with fog lights and may be white or amber in color. Fog lights must not illuminate the roadway more than 75 feet ahead of the vehicle. Their use is similar to high beam headlight use in that they must be turned off to oncoming traffic or while following another vehicle.

Taillights -- All motor vehicles (with the exception of motorcycles/mopeds) must have two red taillights, one on each side of the rear of the vehicle, and must be visible from 500 feet to the rear.

Brake Lights -- Two red brake lights are required and must be mounted on the rear of the vehicle as far apart as possible. Brake lights must be visible from at least 500 feet in normal daylight.

Turn Signals -- All motor vehicles must have right and left turn signals on both the front and rear of the vehicle. Front facing turn signal lights may be amber or white in color. Rear facing turn signals may be red, amber, or yellow. Turn signals must be visible from 500 feet.

License Plate Lights -- Every vehicle must have at least one white license plate light to illuminate the rear license plate of the vehicle. This light must clearly illuminate the license plate from a distance of 50 feet away.


Ensuring the required lighting equipped on your vehicle is operable increases not only your safety but the safety of other motorists on the road. Conduct regular "walk around" inspections of your vehicle to ensure all of your lighting is operable.

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

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Submitted by:
Kathy Manning, Administrative Assistant
kmanning@co.lincoln.or.us
Ph: 541-265-0652


Attached Media Files: 2016-07/5490/96293/072516-Traffic_Safety-Vehicle_Lights.pdf
Tigard Investigators Arrest Deli Robber (Photo)
Tigard Police - 07/21/16 4:22 PM
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Late evening on July 20, 2016, members of the Tigard Police Commercial Crimes Unit arrested a 38 year-old Tigard man who allegedly robbed a Tigard Deli earlier in the week. Keith Brian Martin was taken into custody without incident at the Tigard Police Department.

Martin agreed to come to the Tigard Police Department for an interview after Tigard investigators identified him as a suspect in the Foxy's Deli robbery which occurred on July 19. Video surveillance obtained from the business depicted a man with black face paint carrying a rifle. Martin allegedly ran off with cash after pointing a rifle at an employee and demanding money. No one was injured during the incident.

Martin is charged with Robbery I, Theft I, Unauthorized Use of a Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Weapon and Menacing. Martin is currently being held at the Washington County Jail.


Attached Media Files: Keith Brian Martin DOB111577
CCC fall enrollment starts now (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 07/21/16 4:12 PM
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OREGON CITY -- It's never too late to learn and it's not too late to register for fall quarter at Clackamas Community College.

Enroll now for both credit and community education classes, either online or in person at CCC's Oregon City, Harmony or Wilsonville campuses.

Worried about paying for school? CCC can help with more than $500,000 in scholarships and financial aid available to students planning to attend for the 2016-17 academic year.

Applying for scholarships and financial aid can be daunting, especially with the recent changes to the federal student aid process. Get help with scholarship essays, applications and more in CCC's Financial Aid Lab and Writing Center.

Whether you're a new or returning student, a small-business owner, a working professional or anywhere in-between, with more than 95 degree and certificate programs, CCC has a course for you.

Fall classes begin Sept. 26.

For more information about registration, scholarships and financial aid, visit www.clackamas.edu or call 503-594-6100.

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Photo 1: Become a clinical laboratory assistant at CCC.
Photo 2: A CCC dental assistant student practices endodontic therapy.
Photo 3: Learn ceramics at CCC.


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Broadway Street NE and Liberty Street NE Intersection Improvements, Street Closure
City of Salem - 07/21/16 4:10 PM
Beginning on Monday, July 25, 2016, Liberty Street NE at Broadway Street NE will be closed for the reconstruction of the intersection. It is scheduled to reopen at 4 p.m. September 1, 2016.

North and southbound traffic will continue to be allowed on High Street NE/Broadway Street NE during the closure. Improvements to this intersection will include new traffic signals, sidewalks, landscaping, and street improvements.

The intersection improvements are funded by a combination of Transportation System Development Charges and 2008 Streets and Bridge General Obligation Bond Savings.
Sheriff's Office Announces 2016 Citizens Academy (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/21/16 3:56 PM
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The Marion County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce we are now accepting applications for the 2016 Citizens Academy. Coined, "Crossing the Yellow Line," the Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy is an opportunity for residents of Marion County to get behind the scenes of the Sheriff's Office and experience the life of a Deputy Sheriff first hand.

Starting September 23rd and ending October 8th, the academy is one Friday and three Saturdays for about eight hours per day. Participants will meet and take part in hands on experiences in things like use of force, SWAT, investigations, jail procedures and parole and probation. The only requirement is that you are 18 years of age, a Marion County resident and willing to have a great time meeting your law enforcement professionals, size is limited.

To sign up for our academy you can call or email Janet Paul at 503-588-7981 or Jpaul@co.marion.or.us


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Traffic Advisory: NW Flanders St CLOSED from 10th to 11th Avenue for underground cavity
Portland Bureau of Transportation - 07/21/16 3:46 PM
(July 21, 2016) -- The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that NW Flanders Street has been closed effective immediately between NW 10th and 11th Avenues for an inspection and repair of an underground cavity in the roadway.

All lanes of NW Flanders will be closed through Thursday evening, and possibly Friday morning as crews assess the situation and made repairs.

The traveling public is advised to use alternate routes if possible, expect delays and use caution when traveling in the area.

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City's transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation
State proposes revoking credentials for City of Portland employee who reviews building plans
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 07/21/16 3:39 PM
(Salem) -- The Oregon Building Codes Division (BCD) issued a proposed order to revoke state-issued credentials for Marcia Karr, a senior building plans examiner employed by the City of Portland. State investigators determined Karr failed to act in the public's interest by promoting the sale of commercial building software that she helped to develop and received compensation for while working with city building department customers. BCD is also proposing civil penalties of $6,000.

Karr is employed by the city's Bureau of Development Services as a plans examiner and inspector. In her job, Karr examines building plans and other documents submitted by architects, builders, and contractors to ensure building code compliance.

In early 2016, state investigators learned that Karr promoted and endorsed "calculations" software she helped develop in 2015 to various contractors and individuals both verbally and via her city email account while working as a city employee during business hours. Karr's software is available for sale and download via a website.

The BCD investigation found that the software was purchased by at least six companies -- a few of which learned about the software from Karr while meeting with her to discuss building documents being reviewed by the city for approval. The companies used Karr's software to generate required calculations needed to demonstrate the mechanical system met the requirements of the state building code.

Certified building officials, inspectors, and plans examiners employed by a city or county in Oregon are required by state law to maintain a degree of professionalism while performing their building department duties. State law allows BCD to revoke credentials for inspectors or plans examiners who perform code inspection or plan review on a building structure in which they have a business affiliation or financial interest.

"Individuals must work in the public's best interest -- not in their own personal or financial interest -- when performing plan reviews or inspections on construction projects in Oregon," said Building Codes Division Administrator Mark Long. "The building code must be applied consistently and fairly by inspectors and plan examiners without personal bias or potential for personal financial gain."

Karr has 20 days to appeal the state's findings and recommended revocation of her credentials.

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The Building Codes Division (BCD) adopts the statewide construction standards, which ensure a uniform and predictable regulatory environment in Oregon. For more information, visit www.bcd.oregon.gov.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, visit www.dcbs.oregon.gov.
Camp Rosenbaum experience begins Sunday for under-privileged local youth (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 07/21/16 3:21 PM
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WARRENTON, Oregon -- The Oregon National Guard, in partnership with the Portland Police Bureau and Home Forward (previously known as the Housing Authority of Portland), are scheduled to welcome 160 under-privileged local youth, ages 9-11, on Sunday, July 24, to Camp Rosenbaum at Camp Rilea near Warrenton, Oregon.

Several events are planned to accommodate credentialed media representatives. To attend an event or for more information, contact Angela Walz at 503-836-4111 or angela.m.walz.mil@mail.mil:

- Camper Welcome (Sunday, July 24, 11:30 a.m.)
- Sand Castle Contest (Tuesday, July 26, 7:00 p.m.)
- VIG Open House (Wednesday, July 27, 8:30 a.m.)
- Camper departure (Friday, July 29, 10:30 a.m.)

Camp Rosenbaum was inspired by the late Brig. Gen. (retired) Fred M. Rosenbaum, a former member of the Oregon Air National Guard. He realized that many children, especially those living in low-income housing, would benefit from a citizenship camp. Rosenbaum's passion to help children stems from his own childhood, having lived as a foster child after surviving the Holocaust in Austria. His vision to help youth has grown into an annual event in its 46th year.

Camp Rosenbaum has received national acclaim and awards over the years. Camp Rosenbaum has volunteer hours exceeding 230,000 and has provided a free camp to more than 6,500 local youth.

"It's all about the kids," said Espirito Meller, the 2016 Camp Rosenbaum Director. "We have the opportunity to take a group of low-income youth, spend a week with them at Oregon's beautiful coast, teach them the about good citizenship, the value of staying in school, build their self-confidence, and just let them have fun."

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100721-A-5967R-075: A volunteer from the Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Fighter Wing pushes a camper for a race at Camp Rosenbaum in Warrenton, Oregon. Camp Rosenbaum helps under-privileged youth from housing authorities across Oregon and Southwest Washington. Since 1970, the annual non-profit camp has touched the lives of more than 6,500 children, by helping them learn good citizenship skills, and instilling a sense of hope for their future. (Oregon National Guard Photo by Kirby Rider)

100718-C-1639-024: Children arrive and are greeted by staff at Camp Rosenbaum in Warrenton, Oregon. Camp Rosenbaum helps under-privileged youth from housing authorities across Oregon and Southwest Washington. Since 1970, the annual non-profit camp has touched the lives of more than 6,500 children, by helping them learn good citizenship skills, and instilling a sense of hope for their future. (Oregon National Guard Photo by Nick Choy)


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Albertina Kerr's CEO Announces Statement in Light of Miami Police Shooting
Albertina Kerr - 07/21/16 3:13 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. (July 21, 2016) -- Jeff Carr, CEO of Albertina Kerr, has issued the following statement in response to the shooting by Miami police of a direct support professional as he was escorting a man with autism back to the center where his care was provided.

"Direct support professionals who take care of our most vulnerable citizens, adults with developmental disabilities, are part of a vulnerable community themselves. These caretakers not only put others before themselves, but are also dedicated to providing constant care to those with mental and developmental disabilities. Charles Kinsey, the caregiver who was shot by police in Miami, Florida, is one of these individuals.

This tragic incident calls attention to the serious need for law enforcement officials to become better educated in understanding and identifying people with developmental disabilities. Albertina Kerr is a strong advocate for providing public education relating to behavioral, mental and developmental disabilities. We are open to partnering with local police and safety officials throughout the state of Oregon to expand their education and understanding of these vulnerable individuals.

While we are glad that Charles Kinsey's injury was not critical, we hope that at both a state and national level our police can see this as an opportunity to better educate their employees to prevent incidents such as this from occurring in the future.

Direct care professionals are unique individuals who choose to perform selfless work. The intensive level of care necessary to ensure the health and safety of vulnerable adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges requires specialty 24-hour care in group home settings in their community. Across the entire State of Oregon, the Oregon Developmental Disabilities Coalition estimates 38,000 Oregonians experience a developmental disability.

Many of these individuals cannot take care of themselves and need full-time assistance. Yet the full-time care givers are being put at risk if they cannot feel safe in their communities while providing support to those who can't support themselves."

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Attached Media Files: 2016-07/1375/96284/AK_Response_to_Miami_Police_Shooting.pdf
OSP Seeking Public's Assistance with Identifying Driver of Crash - Clackamas County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/21/16 2:52 PM
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The Oregon State Police (OSP) is asking for the public's help to identify the driver of a single vehicle roll over crash that occurred on Monday, July 18, 2016 at approximately 7:44 PM.

OSP's Northern Command Center was advised of a single vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 212 and Highway 26. Investigation discovered that a white, Ford Escape SUV with Oregon license plate 638 DYB crashed and rolled over after exiting Highway 26, westbound to Highway 212. The vehicle crashed on the off ramp and came to rest on its side. This same vehicle was called in as reckless driving complaint on Highway 26 near milepost 41 at approximately 7:21 PM earlier in the evening of July 18th.

OSP is asking for anyone who witnessed this crash, stopped immediately after the crash or witnessed and/or assisted the occupants in getting out of the vehicle to please contact OSP. Anyone with information can contact Sgt. Scott McLeod at 503-731-3020 (ext. 240) or Sgt. Chris Allori at 503-708-6461.

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**MEDIA ALERT** Dream Playground to Come to Life for Rockwood Families this Saturday
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 07/21/16 2:39 PM
Partners Join Forces to Create a New Playground at The Salvation Army Gresham Corps
Photo/Interview Opportunities Available


WHAT:

More than 200 volunteers from Foresters Financial(TM) (@weareforesters), The Salvation Army Gresham Corps (@SalArmyPortland), organizers from KaBOOM! (@kaboom) and residents of the Portland community will join forces on Saturday, July 23, to give area kids the childhood they deserve by building a new playground at The Salvation Army Gresham Corps. The design is based on children's drawings created at a special design event in May.


WHEN: Saturday, July 23

8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Foresters Family Fun Zone (arts & crafts, games & more for children and families)
8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. | Kick-off ceremony and volunteer deployment
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Best viewing of playground construction
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. | Final construction phase
2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. | Ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate playground
(Times are approximate)


WHERE:
The Salvation Army Gresham Corps
473 SE 194th Ave
Portland, OR 97233


WHY:

Over its 15 year lifespan, the new playground will eventually serve more than 1,000 children and their families in the community, providing them with a safe place to play.

Playgrounds provide an opportunity for families to spend quality time together and get to know other families in their community. A playground is more than a playground. It's a brain-expander, friend-maker, and muscle-builder. It's a pillar in the community.

Foresters Financial, an international financial services provider, helps families reach their financial goals, protect themselves and make a lasting difference in their communities. This year, Foresters and KaBOOM! are proudly celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their partnership. Since 2006, Foresters has invested more than $11.5 million with KaBOOM! to build more than 130 playgrounds -- including 3 in Oregon -- across the U.S. and Canada by the end of 2016. Over their 15-year lifespan, these playgrounds will strengthen the community and provide more than 4.5 million children and their families with an opportunity to spend quality time together.

KaBOOM! works to bring balanced and active play into the daily lives of all children, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. #playmatters


VISUALS:

Before and after shots
Volunteers assembling, carrying, and installing brightly colored playground equipment
Volunteers moving 1,200 square feet of safety surfacing by hand
Ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the playground




The Salvation Army Gresham Corps
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 127 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at www.salvationarmygresham.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), (503) 794-3200, or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

About Foresters Financial
Foresters Financial(TM) is an international financial services provider with more than three million clients and members in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and total funds under management of $34 billion1. With a history of more than 140 years, we provide life insurance, savings, retirement and investment solutions that help families achieve their financial goals, protect their families and improve their communities. For more information, visit foresters.com.

Foresters Financial and Foresters are trade names and trademarks of The Independent Order of Foresters (a fraternal benefit society, 789 Don Mills Road, Toronto, Canada M3C 1T9) and its subsidiaries.
Products offered vary by country. Not all products are available for distribution in all jurisdictions. In the United States, products are offered by The Independent Order of Foresters and its subsidiaries, including Foresters Financial Services, Inc. a registered broker-dealer. Securities, life insurance and annuity products are offered through Foresters Financial Services, Inc. or independent producers. Insurance products are issued by Foresters Life Insurance and Annuity Company, New York, or The Independent Order of Foresters. Investment advisory products and services are offered through Foresters Advisory Services, LLC, a registered investment adviser.
1in Canadian dollars as of December 31, 2015

KaBOOM!
KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids -- particularly those growing up in poverty in America -- the childhood they deserve filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive. Since 1996, KaBOOM! has collaborated with partners to build, open, or improve nearly 16,300 playgrounds, engaged more than one million volunteers, and served 8.1 million kids. KaBOOM! creates great places to play, inspires communities to promote and support play, and works to drive the national discussion about the importance of play in fostering healthy and productive lives. To learn why #playmatters and why cities are embracing #playability: visit kaboom.org or join the conversation at twitter.com/kaboom or facebook.com/kaboom.


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Health advisory for water contact at D River Beach lifted July 21
Oregon Health Authority - 07/21/16 2:12 PM
July 21, 2016

Testing shows fecal bacteria levels have subsided

The Oregon Health Authority today lifted a public health advisory for contact with marine water at D River Beach, located in Lincoln County. OHA issued the advisory July 19 after water samples showed higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters.

Results from later samples taken by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) showed contamination had subsided and the water no longer poses a higher-than-normal risk associated with water contact activities. However, officials recommend staying out of large pools on the beach that are frequented by birds, and runoff from those pools, because the water may contain increased bacteria from fecal matter.

State officials continue to encourage other recreational activities at all Oregon beaches, suggesting only that water contact be avoided when advisories are in effect.

Since 2003 state officials have used a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to monitor popular Oregon beaches and make timely reports to the public about elevated levels of fecal bacteria. Oregon state agencies participating in this program are OHA, DEQ and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

For more information, visit the Oregon Beach Monitoring Program website at http://www.healthoregon.org/beach or call 971-673-0400, or call the OHA toll-free information line at 1-877-290-6767.

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Willamette National Cemetery listed in the National Register of Historic Places (Photo)
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 07/21/16 12:12 PM
The Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon is among Oregon's latest entries in the National Register of Historic Places.

The 1950 Willamette National Cemetery is located approximately 10 miles southeast of Portland in Clackamas and Multnomah Counties, Oregon. Situated along Mt. Scott Boulevard, the 307-acre cemetery provides scenic views of four mountains, the City of Portland, and the Columbia and Willamette Rivers.

The Willamette National Cemetery was the first national cemetery in the northwest United States, followed by the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Honolulu, HI) and Puerto Rico National Cemetery (Bayamon, PR). Though authorized by Congress in 1941, the cemetery's development was delayed by the onset of World War II. After the war, the establishment of new national cemeteries was necessary to accommodate the growing veteran population. With burials beginning in 1951, Willamette National Cemetery contained 151,043 interments as of June 2012.

The Willamette National Cemetery utilizes only flat granite markers, rather than upright marble markers. This modern aesthetic, influenced by the lawn and memorial park movements, takes advantage of the site's natural scenic qualities, allowing native trees and uninterrupted views to define the cemetery.

The National Park Service has stated that all National Cemeteries are to be considered eligible for listing in the National Register "as a result of their Congressional designation as nationally significant places of burial and commemoration." Willamette National Cemetery is one of two in Oregon. The second cemetery, Eagle Point National Cemetery, is significant in part for its historic association with Camp White, a World War II-era military training center in Jackson County. The Eagle Point National Cemetery was recommended for listing in the National Register by the Oregon State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation in their February 2016 meeting.

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 listings is online at www.oregonheritage.org (click on "National Register" at left of page).


Attached Media Files: Willamette National Cemetery Press Release , Willamette National Cemetery National Register nomination , Willamette National Cemetery
YWCA Clark County's SafeChoice Domestic Violence Shelter Now Accepts Pets
YWCA Clark County - 07/21/16 11:59 AM
Vancouver, WA -- YWCA Clark County received a $5,600 grant from the RedRover Safe Housing Grant Program to convert the SafeChoice Domestic Violence Shelter to a pet-friendly haven for survivors of domestic violence. Beginning July 1, 2016, the shelter will accommodate survivors with pet companions.

YWCA is partnering with The Humane Society of SW Washington and the VCA Mill Plain Animal Hospital, to provide shelter resident pets' necessary veterinary care, pet supplies and safe shelter for pets with enhanced needs. The Humane Society of SW Washington will also provide special training in the care and housing of animals to all SafeChoice staff and volunteers to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the pets and shelter residents.

One barrier to leaving an abusive partner is fear that family pets may be harmed in retaliation. As most domestic violence shelters do not allow pets, this can be one of many reasons that an individual experiencing domestic violence may feel that their only option is to stay in their relationship. YWCA Clark County seeks to increase accessibility and remove these barriers for victims/survivors seeking safety, healing and hope, by providing shelter for the individual and their companion or service pets.

In 1976, YWCA Clark County opened one of the first domestic violence shelters in the country and has continued to evolve its programs around the most pressing issues facing our community. Today, the organization offers five core programs including the SafeChoice Domestic Violence Program. SafeChoice serves 1,400 individuals experiencing domestic violence each year through advocacy that includes an emergency shelter, 24 hour hotline, support groups, in-person support, identifying resources, and a free legal clinic staffed by volunteer lawyers. Specialized services include culturally specific advocacy to victim/survivors from Latina/Hispanic communities, LGBTQ advocacy, legal advocacy at the Domestic Violence Prosecution Center and advocacy at the Department of Social and Health Services. SafeChoice offers prevention programming to youth ages 11-14 in addition to community outreach and education activities and presentations throughout SW Washington.

In addition to the SafeChoice Domestic Violence Program, YWCA Clark County operates the only Sexual Assault Program and CASA Program (Court Appointed Special Advocates) in Southwest Washington. CASA assists over 640 foster children each year who are navigating the dependency system. YWCA is committed to serving older foster youth through the Independent Living Skills Program which helps 15-21 year olds prepare to live independent of State care. Our Ys Care Children's Program is a highly rated program for pre-school-age children who face social and economic barriers to early education. YWCA Clark County serves over 12,000 people annually through its five core programs, 24 hour crisis hotline and community outreach.
City of Battle Ground reviews first 6 months of new fire and emergency services provider (Photo)
City of Battle Ground - 07/21/16 11:33 AM
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In December of 2015, the City of Battle Ground entered into a contract with Clark County Fire District 3 to provide fire and emergency services within the city beginning January 1st of this year. The City of Battle Ground does not employ fire and emergency services personnel, but rather contracts with a professional fire agency to provide services within the city limits. While the city owns the Battle Ground Fire Station and the two fire engines in service there, it is Fire District 3 personnel who operate the station and the apparatus in order to respond to calls within the city.

The contract is new to the city and Fire District 3. Prior to this year, the city had contracted with another agency, Clark County Fire & Rescue (CCFR). At the 6-month mark of this new contract, a review of Fire District 3's performance indicates the new partnership is not only meeting, but exceeding expectations.

Clark County Fire District 3 serves an area bordering the City of Battle Ground that encompasses 80 square miles and includes 4 fire stations (see attached map). The contract with the city adds an additional 7 square miles of service area, one fire station and apparatus owned by the city.

To meet the demands of the additional service area, Fire District 3 hired 13 new personnel using funding from their contract with the city. Seven of the new hires were laterals from CCFR, the contractor who had previously served the city. The new hires included 5 Firefighter/Paramedic positions, providing Advanced Life Support (ALS) out of the city's station.

Fire District 3 provides 24/7 staffing at the Battle Ground station with a crew on-site 24 hours per day, and a second 12-hour per day crew that serves during peak call times. A Battalion Chief is assigned to be on-duty or on call at all times in the city. When necessary, Fire District 3 provides personnel and resources from their district outside the city to back up personnel responding from the Battle Ground station. In turn, their in-city personnel can assist in the larger district area when needed.

Since January 1st, Fire District 3 has responded to 1,003 emergency calls within the City of Battle Ground with an average response time of 4 minutes and 11 seconds.

To complement the two city-owned fire engines at the Battle Ground station, Fire District 3 has provided one Rescue and one Squad vehicle. The Rescue is an SUV that responds first-out on emergency medical response calls. The Squad, used in response to emergency medical calls and small fires, is a Ford F350 4x4 with water and fire pump, EMS equipment and other specialized equipment. Utilizing these smaller, yet fully equipped vehicles for medical calls reduces response times and improves the safety to the community by using lighter weight vehicles that can maneuver safely through city traffic and streets. It has also increased efficiencies by reducing the cost of using the larger, more expensive fire engines. Since January 1 there has been a dramatic reduction in the use of and wear and tear on the city-owned fire engines, extending the service life of these apparatus and thereby protecting city taxpayers' investment.

With funding from the city contract, Fire District 3 purchased additional tools and equipment necessary to their purpose of protecting life, property and the environment. Items include Edraulic Hurst Tools (Jaws of Life), new hose, fire nozzles and a complement of required tools to fully outfit the city-owned fire engines. They worked collaboratively with the previous contracted agency, CCFR, to purchase existing agency-owned equipment such as breathing apparatus.

Shortly after Fire District 3 moved in to the Battle Ground fire station, they chose to make several aesthetic improvements. The newly painted walls, the scrubbed bay, replaced carpets, and the flowers planted in pots in the front of the station demonstrates the district's culture of pride, professionalism and respect for the public's investment.

"The professionalism of Fire District 3 and their commitment to serve the City of Battle Ground is evident in everything they do," said Battle Ground City Manager Jeff Swanson, "In the first 6 months of their service to the city we are seeing excellent emergency response times and the city's resources being used more efficiently and effectively."

Mr. Swanson added that Fire District 3 has developed a excellent working relationships with the city, the police department and all departments of the city. Fire District 3 Chief Steve Wrightson meets and plans with city officials on a regular basis. He and Assistant Chief Scott Sorenson invest a minimum of 32 hours each week at the Battle Ground station.

Fire District 3 is building relationships with the Battle Ground community as well. They recently hosted the Harvest Days Pancake Breakfast to benefit a family in need and will be participating in an upcoming National Night Out event. The FLAME (Firefighter Lunch and Mentorship Experience) Program, initiated by CCFR, where firefighters meet with students to develop relationships and encourage them to keep working hard has continued with Fire District 3 personnel.

"Our goal is to make at least one new relationship each day," explained Fire Chief Steve Wrightson, "The city and the community has welcomed us; our personnel are highly motivated to provide excellent service to City of Battle Ground and to the larger community."

To learn more about contracted Fire and Emergency Services in the City of Battle Ground visit our website at www.cityofbg.org/Fire-EMS or contact the City of Battle Ground at 360-342-5004.


Attached Media Files: FD 3 working in the City of BG , FD3 on the job in City of BG , Map of service areas
BPA names Mizumori Cathcart VP of Transmission System Operations (Photo)
Bonneville Power Administration - 07/21/16 11:08 AM
The Bonneville Power Administration has selected Michelle Mizumori Cathcart to be its vice president of Transmission System Operations.
The Bonneville Power Administration has selected Michelle Mizumori Cathcart to be its vice president of Transmission System Operations.
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Portland, Ore. -- The Bonneville Power Administration has selected Michelle Mizumori Cathcart to be its vice president of Transmission System Operations. She will begin her new position Aug. 8.

"Michelle is a results-driven leader with impressive electric power industry experience and academic credentials," said Richard Shaheen, senior vice president for Transmission Services. "She's a great addition to the BPA transmission team, as well as an outstanding talent to oversee the operations of Bonneville's transmission system and tackle all of the complexities of delivering electric power today."

As leader of BPA's Transmission System Operations organization, Mizumori Cathcart will oversee the safe, reliable and open access operation and dispatch of BPA's high-voltage transmission system and interconnected generation. The group also operates and manages BPA's two regional control centers and represents the agency on operations and other coordination issues with the Northwest Power Pool, California Independent System Operator, PacifiCorp and other balancing authorities and system operators. She succeeds Randi Thomas, who has led the organization since 2006 and is retiring this summer.

"I am thrilled to join BPA and lead a team of professionals dedicated to Bonneville's mission of delivering reliable power and services to the customers and communities we serve," Mizumori Cathcart said.

Most recently, Mizumori Cathcart served as the director of strategy and organizational performance at Peak Reliability, a reliability coordinator that provides situational awareness and real-time monitoring of the bulk electric systems of 14 western states, British Columbia, and the northern portion of Baja California, Mexico. Before assuming that role, she oversaw Peak's real-time operations and training as the director of operations.

Prior to arriving at Peak, Mizumori Cathcart served as the managing director of operations and market interface at the Western Electricity Coordinating Council, a regional entity responsible for compliance monitoring of bulk electric system reliability in the Western Interconnection. She spent the early part of her career at Madison Gas and Electric Company where she led the Wisconsin utility's participation in the Midwest Independent System Operator and the Midwest Contingency Reserve Sharing Group, and was responsible for purchased power agreements and operator training.

Mizumori Cathcart has a doctorate of Philosophy in Geography and Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, a master's of Business Administration from Washington State University and a bachelor's of Science in Engineering from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.


Attached Media Files: The Bonneville Power Administration has selected Michelle Mizumori Cathcart to be its vice president of Transmission System Operations.
Hockinson School District Regular Board of Directors Meeting
Hockinson Sch. Dist. - 07/21/16 10:38 AM
The Hockinson School District will hold a Regular Board of Directors Meeting on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. It will be held in the Middle School library located at 15916 NE 182nd Ave.; Brush Prairie, WA 98606.
Wells Fargo Awards $5,000 Grant to the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington
Free Clinic of SW Washington - 07/21/16 9:25 AM
VANCOUVER, Wash., July 21, 2016 -­ The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington has received a $5,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation. The grant will help fund the children's oral health program at the clinic for one year. The program served low-income, uninsured children through more than 300 visits in 2015.

The clinic provides oral health services at its location at the Jim Parsley Center and at Clark County schools and community-sponsored events. Dental volunteers fill cavities and screen, seal and varnish children's teeth. Without the support of the Free Clinic, many of these patients would not seek care until numerous cavities appeared or other illness related to oral health caused the use of the emergency room.

"Many of the kids we treat have tooth pain severe enough to keep them out of school," says Program Manager Carolyn Noack. "We relieve their pain, give tips on preventive care and help them get back to the classroom. Our services also benefit parents, who no longer have to take time out from their jobs to search for affordable children's dental care."

The Free Clinic collaborates with elementary schools in Clark County, the Clark College dental hygiene program and the Clark County Dental Society.

About the Free Clinic:
The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington provides free, compassionate, quality health care to children and adults who are otherwise unable to obtain such services. The Free Clinic offers medical, dental, vision and specialty care services from more than 600 volunteer professionals. The Free Clinic is funded by the local community, and all donations stay in Southwest Washington. For more information about the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington, visit our website: freeclinics.org.
Beaverton Bakery Celebrates New Look with Ribbon Cutting (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 07/21/16 9:00 AM
Historic Beaverton Bakery has been a popular downtown landmark for more than 90 years. A ribbon cutting on Aug. 3 will unveil the bakery's updated look. (Photo/Beaverton Bakery)
Historic Beaverton Bakery has been a popular downtown landmark for more than 90 years. A ribbon cutting on Aug. 3 will unveil the bakery's updated look. (Photo/Beaverton Bakery)
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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Beaverton Bakery will hold a ribbon cutting and reception honoring the bakery's new look on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 10 a.m. at 12375 SW Broadway Street.


"Beaverton Bakery has been one of the most popular downtown landmarks for more than 90 years," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "I hope you will join us to celebrate this great local business and their fresh new look."


The bakery's exterior improvements include an updated theater marquee sign, uncovered transom windows, new signs throughout, new awning, and fresh paint.


Attendees at the ribbon cutting will enjoy free Beaverton Bakery pastries and refreshments.


The City of Beaverton offers a number of programs to assist local businesses with exterior and interior improvements. Applications for the fall round of storefront improvement grants are being accepted through Friday, Sept. 9. For more information on these programs, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Incentives.


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: Historic Beaverton Bakery has been a popular downtown landmark for more than 90 years. A ribbon cutting on Aug. 3 will unveil the bakery's updated look. (Photo/Beaverton Bakery) , Beaverton Bakery is currently undergoing an exterior facelift. The public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting on Aug. 3 to celebrate the finished new look and enjoy free Beaverton Bakery pastries. (Photo/City of Beaverton)
Tobacco Reduction Advisory Committee to meet July 28
Oregon Health Authority - 07/21/16 8:42 AM
July 21, 2016

What: A public meeting of the Tobacco Reduction Advisory Committee (TRAC). Agenda items include tobacco evaluation updates, communication coordination, and tobacco prevention policy efforts.

When: Thursday, July 28, 1-3 p.m.

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

Who: The Tobacco Reduction Advisory Committee, which is appointed by the Governor, advises the state Tobacco Prevention and Education Program (TPEP) on program and budget matters. Its members come from private organizations and state agencies dedicated to the reduction of the harmful impact of tobacco use on Oregonians.

Details: Please note that space is limited.

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. To request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations, call the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

For more information, see the committee's website at https://public.health.oregon.gov/PreventionWellness/TobaccoPrevention/Pages/trac.aspx

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The Kuebler I-5 interchange ramp closures planned this weekend
ODOT: Valley, No. Coast - 07/21/16 7:37 AM
SALEM-- During this weekend, ramp closures are planned at the I-5 Kuebler Interchange in Salem for paving work. The contractor working for the Oregon Department of Transportation will initially close the southbound I-5 off ramp at 9 p.m. on Friday, July 22 to complete the top lift paving. The southbound off ramp will then open and the northbound off ramp will be closed to facilitate paving on Kuebler Boulevard at the Interchange. All work should be completed by 5 a.m. on Monday, July 25.

Travelers should plan on using alternative routes to get around the closures. Options to detour around the closures are to use the I-5 interchanges to the north and south of Kuebler; Mission Street (OR 22/OR 99E Business/Exit 253) to the north, and Delaney Road to the south.

The new southbound off ramp will meet current standards and is a major milestone on the $9.6 million project that will relieve congestion and improve safety at the busy interchange, while also supporting economic development opportunities in the South Salem area.
The project will also add a westbound to southbound I-5 loop on ramp and modify the eastbound to southbound I-5 on ramp. The project is on schedule to be completed by this fall.
Burglar captured by Landfill Workers after Fleeing from Homeowner (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/21/16 12:02 AM
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Today Sheriff's Deputies arrested a man for breaking into a house and then fleeing to a nearby landfill when he was discovered by the homeowner. Workers at the landfill detained him until deputies arrived.

On Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at 2:15 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies were called to 3900 block of SW Minter Bridge Road, south of the city of Hillsboro, on a burglary in progress call. A woman came home to find an intruder in her house. The intruder fled from the house and tried to steal the woman's car. She confronted him again and he fled into a nearby landfill (Waste Management Landfill, 3205 SE Minter Bridge Rd.) There was no physical contact between the victim the suspect.

When deputies arrived at the landfill the suspect, who was identified as 23-year-old Oscar Dorantes-Mondragon of Hillsboro, was being held down by workers from the landfill. The workers found the suspect in a storage shed after observing him enter the shed. They determined that he was trying to steal tools from the shed and detained him while they called deputies.

Deputies took custody of Mr. Dorantes-Mondragon without incident. He was wearing clothes from one of the bedrooms in the house where he was confronted initially.

Mr. Dorantes-Mondragon was taken to the Washington County Jail where he was booked for Burglary I, Theft II, Criminal Mischief II, and an outstanding warrant.


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UPDATE - VEHICLE RECOVERED: Camper Van Stolen in Washington Park from Family Visiting Oregon (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/20/16 6:01 PM
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At approximately 4:00 p.m. today, an alert community member called 9-1-1 after seeing the stolen camper van abandoned in the Delta Park sports complex. North Precinct officers responded to the scene and recovered the vehicle for the owners, who have since traveled out of state.

No suspects were around the vehicle and there were no arrests.

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On Tuesday July 19, 2016, at 12:25 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Washington Park near the children's playground on the report that a van was stolen from the parking lot at Southwest Sherwood Boulevard and Carter Avenue.

Officers arrived and spoke with the victim and his family who told police that the van was parked in Washington Park and was stolen within the previous hour. The family is on vacation in Oregon and all of their clothing and belongings are inside the van.

The van is described as a white 2009 Ford Van with a camper top (pictured) bearing California license plates 6GHV448.

Anyone seeing the van should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333. If someone is behind the wheel and/or is driving the van, witnesses should call 9-1-1.

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Tigard Police K-9 Baxter Set To Retire (Photo)
Tigard Police - 07/20/16 4:28 PM
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In 2008, the Tigard Police Department reconstituted their previously dormant patrol canine program. The department purchased a purebred German shepherd who hailed from Slovakia. Over the years, along with a sound and purposeful training repertoire, Tigard Police K-9 Baxter developed into one of Tigard's most successful tracking canines.

At an upcoming public event, Baxter will officially retire after eight years of dedicated service to Tigard and surrounding communities. Baxter's astute senses resulted in the capture or assist with over 200 subjects throughout his eight-year career. Baxter's equally impressive success with article recovery has garnered the respect amongst many partnering law enforcement communities that utilize K-9 programs. Aside from the exceedingly productive work on the criminal-side, Baxter also participated in countless community outreach events which help to further education and knowledge regarding the benefits of a well-established police canine program. His ability to connect the department to the community is unparalleled.

Upon retirement, Baxter will spend his time with the family of his most recent handler, Sergeant Cameron Odam. Baxter will likely enjoy his new, more relaxed environment.

Finally, Tigard Police would like to thank the community for their unwavering support for the department's police canine program. The remaining Tigard Police K-9, Diesel, appears to be following closely the successes of his predecessor, Baxter. You can learn more about the Tigard Police K-9 program at www.tigard-or.gov/police/canine.php

Consider joining us for a canine-inspired retirement program recognizing Baxter and his contribution to the City of Tigard. The event takes place on Monday, July 25 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Tigard Public Works, 8777 SW Burnham St. All are invited. There will be refreshments and an opportunity to greet Baxter. Important note: please do not bring along your family pet. Thank you for your cooperation.


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City lodging tax grant funding orientation meeting Aug. 10
City of Vancouver - 07/20/16 3:43 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- For the first time in seven years, the City of Vancouver will offer lodging tax grants for projects or events that increase overnight and day-visit tourism within the city.

The lodging tax grants will be available to non-profit organizations or government agencies with projects, events or activities that will increase visits to the city or help increase tourism-related revenues.

Application materials will be available on the City's website starting Aug. 1. An optional grant overview and orientation meeting for those interested in applying will occur at 3 p.m. Aug. 10 in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 415 W. 6th St.

The grants are funded through a 4 percent lodging tax on hotel, motel and bed and breakfast stays. This is the first year since the Great Recession of 2008-09 that this grant funding has been available within the city.

For more information about the grants, please contact City Accounting Manager Christine Smith at 360-487-8441 or Christine.Smith@cityofvancouver.us.

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UPDATE -- NEW ARRAIGNMENT TIME: Sheriff's Office locates, arrests man posting threat to judge, deputies on Craigslist (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/20/16 3:27 PM
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UPDATE: Mr. Snyders will now be arraigned at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday, July 21) in Clackamas County Circuit Court. This time has also been corrected below.
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On Tuesday, July 19, 2016, several citizens called into the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office about a concerning post they saw on Craigslist.

The post featured a photo of a rifle pointed at a window. This image was accompanied by text that threatened a Clackamas County Circuit Court Judge and Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies.

A screencap of the post (with profanity redacted) is attached. The text reads: "Your a crooked [expletive] [expletive] trying to take a guys home security away judge.... I got a little something in mind for you and your crooked blueeye Clackamas County sheriff's." [sic]

Now aware of this threat, the Sheriff's Office Homicide and Violent Crimes Unit was activated.

Investigators were able to determine that the person responsible for this threat was Jonathan Joseph Snyders, age 39. Investigators also learned the threatened judge had recently signed a stalking order against Mr. Snyders.

Mr. Snyders was taken into custody by Patrol deputies at his residence in the 44000 block of SE Keisecker Road, outside of Sandy.

A search warrant was served on Mr. Snyders' home -- and the firearm brandished in the photo was seized.

Mr. Snyders was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on charges of Harassment, Stalking and Violation of a court stalking/protection order. His bail was set at $250,000. His complete booking info is here: http://web3.clackamas.us/roster/inmates/inmate.jsp?id=2016019731 A booking photo is attached.

Mr. Snyders will be arraigned at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday, July 21) in Clackamas County Circuit Court.

The Sheriff's Office is extremely grateful to the citizens who saw this troubling post and immediately alerted police. If you encounter violent threats against law enforcement online, please contact us at our Non-Emergency Line at 503-655-8211 or by using our online Tip Sheet -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online form at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp

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Property Sale
Estacada Fire Dist. - 07/20/16 2:33 PM
In September of 2015 the Estacada Rural Fire District No. 69 Board of Directors began discussing the sale of property located at the intersection of SE Divers & SE Kemp Rd. in Estacada, OR. The property was originally acquired in August of 1973 for the purpose of building a small fire station. During a 2015 study, which was conducted by Emergency Services Consulting International and MacKenzie, it was determined that this property would be too difficult of a location to develop and construct a fire station upon.

The Board of Directors provided Fire Chief Bob Morrisey with direction to move forward with the sale of the property. The Fire Chief evaluated several real estate brokers to review services and commissions. Cody Ruegg, a Broker with John L. Scott Real Estate in Sandy Oregon, was chosen to facilitate the property sale. Cody informed Chief Morrisey that he wanted to give back to the community and stated that he would give his commission to the fire district's Rescue Memorial Fund. This fund is managed by the Estacada Volunteer Fire Association and is used to purchase rescue and emergency medical equipment.

On June 15, 2016 the property sold for $150,000 and Cody's check for $3,000 was deposited into the fund. The Estacada Rural Fire District No. 69 Board of Directors, Volunteers and career staff would like to thank Cody Ruegg for this significant donation to the Rescue Memorial Fund. He will be recognized at the July 21, 2016 Board of Directors meeting.

Persons interested in donating to the Rescue Memorial Fund can contact the Fire District at 503-630-7712.
Estacada Rural Fire District No. 69 Increasing Staffing Levels (Photo)
Estacada Fire Dist. - 07/20/16 2:26 PM
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The Estacada Rural Fire District No. 69 Board of Directors have increased firefighter staffing levels for the community of Estacada. For over ten years Estacada Fire has operated with a staff of seven (7) full time firefighters, three (3) full time chief officers and twenty four (24) volunteer firefighters. The district also has one (1) full time and one (1) part-time administrative position and seventeen (17) support volunteers. As of July 2016 we are excited to be adding an additional two (2) full time firefighter/paramedic positions to our ranks. With the addition of these 2 positions, the Fire District will employ a total of six (6) paramedics and six (6) EMT Intermediates.

Over the past two years Estacada has experienced a 20.53% increase in calls for emergency service. This year, we are on target to exceed 1850 calls., with over 65% of our emergency calls being medical in nature. This additional call demand has placed a strain on the existing staff and the community volunteers.

Since the beginning of 2016, Estacada's chief officers, board of directors and union leaders, have worked diligently on the recently adopted budget that includes the addition of the two new positions. In May of 2016 the Estacada Fire Board of Directors approved hiring two additional Engineer/Paramedics who will complement our existing staff. We are proud to announce the hiring of Engineer/Paramedic Trent Westenfelt who started on June 3rd, 2016 and Engineer/Paramedic Brian Neault who started on July 5th, 2016.

Engineer Westenfelt grew up in Oregon City where he still resides. He graduated from Oregon City High School in 2011. In the pursuit of becoming the first person in his family to earn a college degree, he began further education at Clackamas Community College. Trent became licensed as an EMT-Basic, and completed the prerequisites for a national paramedic program. Looking to get experience with his education, he started with Estacada Fire in September of 2012 as an intern fire fighter. Alongside his college studies, Trent was able to attend additional training to achieve the rank of Engineer. In July of 2014, he finished his education at Chemeketa Community College with an Associates of Applied Science in Paramedicine. Shortly after, he sought more experience and began working for a private ambulance company in Salem, OR. He continued to volunteer for Estacada Fire during this time prior to accepting a full time position there. Trent says "I enjoy serving this community, and look forward to the challenges and opportunities that this career will bring"

Engineer Neault was born and raised in Redmond, Oregon. He graduated high school in 2007 and attended Central Oregon Community College. Brian graduated with dual degrees in Structural Fire Science and Emergency Medical Services. He has 8 years of firefighting and EMS experience with combination volunteer and career fire agencies. He started his fire career as a student/volunteer at Crooked River Ranch Fire and Rescue in 2008. In 2012 he accepted a job with an ambulance company in Washington County. In 2013 he was hired at Warm Springs Fire and Safety and spent the last three years there. Brian is married with two children, a 5 year old and a 9 month old. He enjoy spending time fishing, hunting, camping and hiking with his wife and kids.


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Portland Parks & Recreation continues drinking water testing (updated)
Portland Parks & Recreation - 07/20/16 12:28 PM
All results from Charles Jordan Community Center test far below actionable levels

THIS VERSION HAS ADDRESSED FORMATTING ISSUES AROUND THE SITES AND TESTING STATUS, BELOW.

(Portland, OR) --
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is continuing testing that began in June 2016 at several of our properties as a voluntary precautionary measure. PP&R is adhering to the guidance put forward by Oregon Health Authority and the Environmental Protection Agency that lead in drinking water at schools and day cares should not exceed 20 parts per billion (ppb).

NEXT SITES FOR TESTING
Working with our partners at Portland Water Bureau, PP&R is moving forward with testing at all PP&R facilities that host preschools, regardless of date of construction. This will total more than 20 sites. Because of the high number of samples to be collected at each facility, testing will likely take most of the summer to complete. PP&R's focus continues to be on any likely prolonged drinking water access by children, as this testing moves forward.

Here is the full list of sites that will be tested this summer (CC = community center):

COMPLETED TESTING AT
PDX Children's Museum
Multnomah Arts Center
Fulton Community Center
Mt. Tabor Annex
Charles Jordan CC

PENDING TESTING AT
Hillside CC
Columbia Pool
Matt Dishman CC & Pool
Community Music Center
Montavilla CC & Pool
Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center
Portland Tennis Center
Southwest CC & Pool
Sellwood Community Center
East Portland CC & Pool
Woodstock Community Center
Grant Pool
St. John's Racquet Center
Creston Pool
St. Johns Community Center
Pier Pool
Mt. Scott CC & Pool
Wilson Pool
Pennisula Park CC & Pool
Sellwood Pool
Laurelhurst Dance Studio
Buckman Pool

pending coordination with PPS

On Monday, July 18, 2016, PP&R received results from testing at our Charles Jordan Community Center; results are posted here: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/omf/article/584253. All water tested below the threshold of 20 parts per billion (ppb).

Consistent with guidance from the Portland Water Bureau and the Environmental Protection Agency, samples were taken from fixtures commonly used for drinking or cooking.

ALL TEST RESULTS AVAILABLE ONLINE
PP&R will continue communicating about the test results directly to site patrons, and results will be posted on this website for all Portlanders to see: www.portlandoregon.gov/LeadInfo.

"We are working to ensure there are no ongoing issues with lead in drinking water at Portland Parks & Recreation facilities," says PP&R Director Mike Abbaté. "And that any that we encounter are immediately addressed to protect public health, and then fully remediated. While test results to this point have been encouraging, overall, we strive to provide 'Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland'.

Multnomah County health authorities say they have conducted more than 15,000 blood tests over the last three years on children and teens. The County says that of those 15-thousand-plus tests, elevated blood lead levels were found in 190 of those people. No cases were traced to lead in drinking water from any source.

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The Client and Staff Safety Task Force meets August 5 in Salem
Oregon Department of Human Services - 07/20/16 12:26 PM
The Client and Staff Safety Task Force will meet Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Oregon State Capitol at 900 Court Street NE in Salem, in Room 350. The meeting is open to the public.

Those who are unable to attend in person can participate by conference call:

Conference Call Number: 1-877-873-8017
Participant Code: 772325#

The task force is directed to make recommendations on staff safety, resident care, and the operation of Stabilization and Crisis Units. The task force will provide a report to the Oregon State Legislature by Sept. 15, 2016.

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

All meetings of this task force conform to Oregon public meetings laws. Requests for accommodation for a people with disabilities should be made to Angie Allbee and should be made at least 24 hours before the meeting. For more information, contact Angie Allbee, DHS Legislative Coordinator, at 503-689-5034.
Public Safety Memorial Fund Board
Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 07/20/16 12:18 PM
MEETING NOTICE

For Immediate Release

July 20, 2016

Contact: Linsay Hale
(503) 378-2427


Notice of Meeting

The Public Safety Memorial Fund Board will hold a meeting at 10:00 a.m. on July 28, 2016 at the Public Safety Training Academy in Salem, Oregon.

Teleconference Information: (888) 273-3658; Participant Code: 4711910

The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made as soon as possible by contacting Linsay Hale (503) 378-2427.

Agenda Items:

1. PSMF Overview for New Members

2. Election of PSMF Board Chair

3. Minutes for April 28, 2016
Approve minutes

4. Adoption of PSMF Board Bylaws
Adopt bylaws

5. Next meeting - October 27, 2016

Requires a vote by the Board
PF&R responds to a String of Small Arson Fires in Northwest Portland
Portland Fire & Rescue - 07/20/16 11:35 AM
This morning between 2:00 and 4:00 AM a string of small arson fires were set in Northwest Portland between NW 20th and Pettygrove, extending up to NW Upshire. Four fires were discovered, including a 1996 Jeep Wrangler, a portable toilet, a grocery cart with personal belongings, and a recycle bin. No injuries were reported.

PF&R Fire Investigators are pursuing leads. Due to this ongoing criminal investigation, no more information is available to the public.
Gresham Police Watching for DUII Drivers and Enforcing Safety Belt Laws
Gresham Police Dept - 07/20/16 10:15 AM
Gresham, Ore. -- With the help of funding through the US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Gresham Police Department in partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Impact, will continue to provide enhanced patrols looking for DUII drivers and enforcing Safety Belt laws.

Children that are either riding unrestrained or in the wrong type of safety restraint for their size are often injured or killed in traffic accidents. Safety belts save lives and NHTSA data shows that, as children get older, they are less likely to buckle up. Over the past five years, 1,552 kids between the ages of eight and 14 died in car, SUV and van crashes across the nation. And of those who died, almost half were unbelted. During the past six months, Gresham officers issued 207 citations for safety belt and child restraint offenses. You can find more information about fitting stations at the following websites: http://www.nhtsa.gov/apps/cps/index.htm or at http://oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources/

Gresham officers will be deploying more patrols to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the department's ongoing traffic safety campaign. Officers will be targeting those who don't heed the message to designate a sober driver and will specifically target those who get behind the wheel after drinking too much or using drugs that impair driving. Since January 2016, Gresham officers have made more than 221 arrests for driving under the influence.

Motorists can expect to see enhanced DUII enforcements during the summer months and during the Labor Day weekend along with other special events with identified DUII problems. Those who drink and drive risk serious injury or death to themselves or someone else. Drunk (impaired) driving is not an accident; it is a deliberate action taken by an individual that puts many at risk.

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The goal of these enhanced safety campaigns are to save lives by removing impaired drivers from the streets and educating drivers of the importance of wearing safety belts.

Ways to prevent impaired driving:
?,? Stop alcohol service long before the event is over.
?,? Prepare for guests to stay the night or assist with calling for cab service.
?,? Choose a responsible designated driver.
?,? Serve plenty of food to lessen the effects of alcohol.
?,? Offer a wide range of non-alcoholic beverages.
?,? Report impaired drivers by calling 911.
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Beaverton City Library Hosts Book Club Night Out with Portland Author Ruth Wariner (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 07/20/16 10:00 AM
The Beaverton City Library will host an evening with Portland author Ruth Wariner, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir The Sound of Gravel, the story of her coming-of-age in a polygamous doomsday cult. (Photo/Ruth Wariner)
The Beaverton City Library will host an evening with Portland author Ruth Wariner, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir The Sound of Gravel, the story of her coming-of-age in a polygamous doomsday cult. (Photo/Ruth Wariner)
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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The Beaverton City Library will host an evening with Portland author Ruth Wariner on Thursday, July 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 12375 SW Fifth Street.


Wariner is the New York Times bestselling author of The Sound of Gravel, a coming-of-age memoir set in a polygamist doomsday cult. In her book, Wariner leads readers through happy moments of her childhood that are as bright and uplifting as the portrait of poverty and abuse is disturbing and heartbreaking. The memoir refuses to let the reader give up hope; Wariner's voice is strong and clear, and the love between siblings pulls the book toward its harrowing conclusion. The Sound of Gravel is an emotional read, and incredibly difficult to put down.


Annie Bloom's Books will sell copies of the book onsite. In addition to share excerpts from her work, Wariner will be available to talk to attendees and sign copies of her book.


This program is free and open to the public.


For additional information regarding Beaverton City Library, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org or call 503-644-2197. Beaverton City Library is one of fifteen member libraries in Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS), which works to provide responsive and efficient library service countywide through centralized catalog, courier and other services.


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Volunteers needed to help identify marine life at Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 07/20/16 9:43 AM
The public is invited to help track marine biodiversity at Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve during two BioBlitz events Aug. 3 and 4 hosted by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Audubon Society of Portland, Oregon Marine Reserves Partnership and US Forest Service.

Both events are from 7:30 a.m. to noon. The Aug. 3 event is at Yachats Ocean Road State Natural Site, just south of the bridge in Yachats. The Aug. 4 event is at Stonefield Beach State Recreation Site, seven miles south of Yachats. Participants should meet in the parking lot and bring waterproof shoes, raincoat, binoculars, water and snacks.

Participants will take a walk at low tide to help identify the plants, animals and other organisms in the rocky intertidal habitat along sections of the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve, a protected research area that covers 14.1 square miles of ocean habitat between Yachats and Florence. Data collected will be used to document the rich biodiversity of the area.

For information on the events, contact state Natural Resources Specialist Celeste Lebo by phone at 541-563-8505 or 541-272-9008 or by email at celeste.lebo@oregon.gov. Information on the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve is at www.oregonmarinereserves.org/cape-perpetua.
UPDATE #2 - ARREST: SERT/CNT Assisting East Precinct in Search for Robbery Suspect (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/20/16 9:01 AM
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The suspect, 38-year-old Ryan Scott Davis was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree (two counts), Burglary in the First Degree, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle (two counts), and Interfering with a Peace Officer. He will be arraigned on Thursday.

Detectives and a Canine Unit searching the neighborhood located the suspect's handgun at Southeast 49th Avenue and Kelly Street.

Anyone with additional information regarding Davis may contact Detective Bill Winters at 503-823-0453, william.winters@portlandoregon.gov.

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The suspect in this incident has been taken into custody by SERT officers.

This investigation started at 12:19 a.m., when East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 2600 block of Southeast 52nd Avenue on the report that an armed suspect broke into a home and stole the victim's car and a cell phone.

Officers responded to the area and immediately began looking for the suspect and the stolen vehicle, described as a gray 2004 Mazda RX8.

At 12:36 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Southeast 51st Avenue on the report of an armed suspect attempting to steal a car out of the garage.

Officers were in the area and immediately began searching for the suspect, believed to be the same suspect from the first incident, and the second stolen vehicle, a black 2014 Ford Focus.

Officers located the stolen Ford Focus abandoned and immediately established a neighborhood perimeter to search for the suspect. The stolen Mazda was also located in the area by police.

Based on the suspect's behavior and information that he was armed with a handgun, the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) were called to assist in the search and apprehension of the suspect. Additionally, the Air Support Unit was flying over the neighborhood to assist with the search.

At approximately 4:00 a.m., SERT officers located a person hiding in a shed in the 4700 block of Southeast Franklin Street and began challenging him to come outside. The suspect was not responding to commands so SERT officers deployed a non-lethal chemical agent into the shed.

At approximately 4:20 a.m., the suspect came out of the shed and surrendered to SERT officers without incident.

Robbery Detail detectives are taking over the investigation. Once the suspect is booked into jail, his name and charges will be released.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are assisting East Precinct officers searching for an armed robbery and burglary suspect in the area of Southeast 45th Avenue and Haig Street.

The area affected is Southeast 45th to 50th Avenues, Haig to Tibbetts Street.

Area residents are asked to remain in their homes and call 9-1-1 for any suspicious activity.

The suspect is described as a white male, 5'6" to 5'7" tall.

No additional information is available at this time. Updates will be provided when they become available.

Interested media should stage on the southeast corner of Southeast 43rd Avenue and Powell Boulevard. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is at the scene.

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Coquille man wins $1 million Powerball prize
Oregon Lottery - 07/20/16 9:00 AM
July 20, 2016 - Salem, Ore. -- Steven Dery of Coquille is well aware that everyone in town already knows he won $1 million playing Powerball.

Dery, who is a regular Powerball player, purchased his ticket at the Coquille Tackle & Smokes Shop. Dery matched five numbers but missed the Powerball number. He said he was two digits away from hitting the grand prize. But noted he was perfectly happy winning $1 million!

When Kathryn Sutphin (SUT-FIN), who owns Coquille Tackle & Smokes Shop, heard Dery had won, she was very pleased that "someone who deserved it" hit a big Powerball prize.

"Steven is a local guy who was born and raised here," Sutphin said. "He is the person everyone wants to win. He is a hard working guy who is close to retirement and this will be a very nice nest egg for him. I wouldn't be surprised if he hasn't worked every day of his life. How perfect can it be that a person like that wins?"

Sutphin, who purchased her shop four years ago, will receive a 1-percent selling bonus for selling the big ticket. She said with the $10,000 bonus she plans on putting a new roof on the business and giving her five employees "a small bonus."

"Now we are going to sell the big one," Sutphin said. "We are having some fun with this."

The overall odds of winning a Powerball prize are one in 24.9. Odds of winning the jackpot are one in 292,201,338. The next Powerball drawing is today at 7:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time and the jackpot is estimated to be $361 million. Players have until 7 p.m. to purchase tickets on drawing days.

Proceeds from Oregon Lottery sales help fund public education, parks, economic development and watershed projects. For the 2013-15 biennium, Coos County received more than $28.7 million in Oregon Lottery dollars.

The Oregon Lottery reminds players to always sign the back of their Lottery tickets, regardless of the game. 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 are advised to contact the Lottery office and schedule an appointment to claim their prize.

Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned nearly $10 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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Participants of Award-Winning B-SOBR Program Graduate
City of Beaverton - 07/20/16 8:59 AM
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- On Thursday, July 21, the Beaverton Sobriety Opportunity for Beginning Recovery (B-SOBR) program will host a graduation ceremony honoring 11 graduates of the program and acknowledging partner agencies that help in the recovery of participants. The ceremony takes place at 2 p.m. in Courtroom B at the Griffith Drive Building, 4755 SW Griffith Drive.


The dedicated treatment providers and community partners being acknowledged include:


Sequoia Mental Health
Serenity Lane Treatment Center
ChangePoint Inc.
Best Care Treatment Center
Treatment Services Northwest
Vigilnet Community Monitoring
Fairhaven Recovery Homes
Goodwill Job Connections
Oregon Food Bank
Access to Recovery


B-SOBR began in 2011 with the approval of Mayor Denny Doyle and the Beaverton City Council and received a three-year $125,000 grant administered by the Oregon Department of Transportation and supported by federal funding.


Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUll) costs millions of dollars to the state each year. Beaverton has three major highways through the city, leaving many Oregonians commuting through or living in the area at risk. B-SOBR focuses on offenders with multiple convictions and those with a BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) of 0.15 or higher. Beaverton Municipal Court processes approximately 400 DUll cases annually. The program focuses on reducing number of repeat drunk drivers.


In 2015, the program was awarded two grants totaling $613,500--the State of Oregon's Criminal Justice Commission awarded a $288,750 Specialty Court Grant covering a two year period (2015-17) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration awarded a $324,750 grant, to be disbursed over three years (2015-2018). For the past year, the Portland Area Canine Therapy Teams (PACTT), a partnership between DoveLewis and Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB), has volunteered two therapy teams to attend court hearings with B-SOBR participants. Highly trained retired and career-change dogs from GDB and their handlers undergo extensive training and assessment through DoveLewis and GDB to complete their certification in animal-assisted therapy. The dogs help provide comfort to and relieve stress for participants. PACTT program has 50 certified teams that have logged more than 3,500 volunteer hours in 70 facilities.


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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Final Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue activated for lost hiker report near Oneonta Gorge (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/20/16 1:53 AM
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Final Update: Mr. Maurer was reunited with his family at the Command Post just before 1:30 a.m. When asked about his hike, Maurer said the couple had started their hike about 12:30 p.m. intending to travel the Oneonta/Horsetail Falls trail loop. They came across a wash on the trail and his spouse returned back down the trail while he continued to hike across the wash and up the trail taking a wrong turn at some point during the hike and becoming lost. He was able to get a signal on part of the trail and texted a friend to let him know he was lost and described where he was. He continued on a trail with a more gradual descent because of a sore knee. Once he came across the road in the Bull Run watershed he was able to get a signal out and send another text, allowing searchers to narrow his approximate location down east of where he had been earlier. After talking on the phone with search coordinators he stayed where he was and waited until searchers reached him. He had run out of water and food when searchers located him. He did not have a flashlight other than on his phone and was wearing shorts and a light shirt/sweatshirt and windbreaker for the hike. He was not carrying any other emergency supplies.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office would like to remind anyone contemplating a hike or outing on hiking trails within the Columbia Gorge and other scenic areas to carry 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. Research your route before you go and stay on the trails. If you do become lost on the trails and call for help, stay in place after you call. This will assist searchers working to locate you. Carry bright colored clothing you can hang on a tree to attract attention. Hike with a group or a friend, stay together and keep each other in sight. Let someone know your plan and when you expect to return so someone knows if you are overdue. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable visit to the scenic areas in the Columbia Gorge and other hiking areas.

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Update2: Mountain Wave SAR teams made contact with the lost hiker at 11:40 p.m. The hiker, identified as William Maurer, Age 58 of Makawao, Hawaii, was in good spirits, searchers gave him water but otherwise he is in good condition. He will be transported back to the Command Post to be reunited with family members. Search teams are being recalled to the Command Post.

Further updates will be provided when more information is available.

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Update1: MCSO Deputies and Mountain Wave SAR vehicles have reached the Bull Run Watershed and are preparing to drive in to the approximate location of the lost hiker. MCSO Trail Hornets have continued east on the trail to Nesmith Point and an MCSO SAR team has staged at the Larch Mountain trail in case the hiker continued to move. Portland Police Bureau's Air unit also flew over the area earlier but tree cover limited their view and efforts were unsuccessful to spot the hiker. It is expected it will take about forty minutes once they access into the watershed to reach the area the hiker is believed to be in. Mountain Wave Communications is providing radio support to teams deployed in the field as search efforts continue.

Further updates will be provided when more information is available.


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This afternoon, Tuesday July 19, 2016 at approximately 6:30 p.m. MCSO deputies were dispatched to the Oneonta Gorge trailhead on the report of a lost hiker. A friend of the hiker called 911 after he spoke with the hiker who said he had become separated from his spouse while hiking, was lost and didn't know where he was. He described the area he was walking in and the friend reported those details to 911. MCSO Deputies arrived at the Trailhead and made contact with the hiker's spouse who had made it back to the Oneonta Trailhead. MCSO Deputies contact MCSO SAR Coordinators and activated the MCSO Trail Hornet team and MCSO Search and Rescue. Trail Hornets arrived and went into the field at approximately 8:15 p.m. to begin search efforts to locate the lost hiker.

Shortly before 9:00 p.m. a text was received from the lost hiker to his friend's phone. Search Coordinators were able to confirm a location on the hiker near the Bull Run Watershed. They instructed the hiker to stay where he was via text and patrol deputies are enroute to the location he is believed to be in. MCSO Search and Rescue teams remain enroute to the Command Post in case they are needed to be dispatched into the field. The hiker, a 58 year old male, reported a sore knee but no other injuries. The hiker had limited emergency supplies with him.

Updates will be provided as more information becomes available. Media staging is available near the Command Post.


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Vancouver Man Arrested after Throwing Bricks at Home and Cars
Vancouver Police Dept. - 07/19/16 9:52 PM
On July 19, 2016 at approximately 8:00 p.m., Vancouver Police were dispatched to the 8300 block of McArthur Blvd to investigate a disturbance. Initial information received through 911 reported a male was throwing bricks through a residential window and at cars in this area. Initial reports also indicated a child was injured.

Officers arrived and located the suspect, later identified as 18 year old Dadakis Sharry of Vancouver, in the area. Sharry was very agitated and belligerent towards officers, but was taken into custody without further incident.

Initial investigation revealed that Sharry, for reasons still unknown at this time, picked up some landscaping bricks from in front of the victim's residence and threw them through a large glass window, causing it to shatter. Several adults and two small children were inside at the time, but no one reported any injuries other then minor scratches and cuts. Several bricks were also thrown through car windows that were parked near the victim's residence as well.

After collecting evidence, interviewing the victim and witnesses, Sharry was arrested for Attempted Felony Assault, Felony Malicious Mischief and an un-related warrant. Sharry was transported and booked into the Clark County Jail.

The investigation is still on-going, any new information that is relevant will be made available through follow up releases.
Vancouver Police seeking the Public's help (update)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 07/19/16 6:08 PM
update

The male has been identified as Lawrence P. Lairopi, 32, of Vancouver.

The circumstances surrounding this incident are still under investigation and there is no further information at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Vancouver Police Department.





On 7-18-16, at around 8:10pm, Vancouver Police were called to the 4600 block of NW Harney for a 'man down' in the roadway. Upon arrival officers located an unresponsive adult male laying face down in the road. Medics arrived and quickly transported the subject to an area hospital for treatment. Neighbors near the scene reported hearing a vehicle engine rev away around the time that the subject was discovered. The subject's name is being withheld, pending family notification. The Vancouver Police Department Traffic Unit is leading the investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Vancouver Police Department.
Mission Street on ramp from 12th to close for emergency repairs on Wednesday
ODOT: Valley, No. Coast - 07/19/16 4:50 PM
The Mission Street on-ramp from 12th Street in Salem will be closed between 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday so an Oregon Department of Transportation bridge crew can repair a small section of a broken joint.

The work should be completed within the two hours. During the closure, travelers will have to detour using 12th Street to OR 99E.

Travelers should expect short delays.
Update 2: Ruled a suicide: Pics from scene-Cowltiz Sheriff investigating deceased male found along the banks of Toutle River. (Photo)
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/19/16 4:38 PM
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Update 2: Tuesday July 19th 4pm. This death is a suicide. The victim is a 61 year old male and the ID is pending until notification of the next of kin.
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Cowlitz County: Last night (Sun) about 9:00 p.m. The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office received a call from a man who reported finding a deceased male along the banks of the Toutle River. The caller had been riding a 4 wheeler in the area for recreation when he came upon the body.

The location is along the banks of the Toutle River about 4 miles north of Castle rock. It is fairly remote and not easily accessible. It is not near residences.

Sheriff Detectives and the Cowlitz Coroner responded and did a preliminary examination of the scene. It appears the person had not been there very long. Detectives have returned to the scene this morning to continue their investigation.

Due to the very early stages of this investigation we are not going to provide further details or make estimations about the length of time the victim has been there, or been deceased , or the cause or manner of death.

We are not speculating at this time if this is a suicide, homicide, or an accidental death.
We are not going to describe the victim with any details other than he is an adult male.

We do not believe that residents in the area should be considered for their safety.

I will send out an update after the scene investigation has been completed, which will be later this afternoon.

We do not have a date or time of an autopsy yet. That will come from the Cowlitz County Coroner's Office.


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Gunman Robs Tigard Deli (Photo)
Tigard Police - 07/19/16 3:01 PM
Tigard Foxy's Deli Robbery Suspect
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On July 19th at approximately 1:15 a.m., an employee of Foxy's Deli called to report a robbery. The deli is located at 14295 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard. The caller stated that a lone man entered the business carrying a rifle and demanded money. The suspect was described as a white male adult with black paint covering his face. The suspect appeared to be approximately 6 feet tall and muscular build. No one was injured during the incident. The suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed sum of money.

Tigard Police arrived on scene within minutes and conducted an area search. A K-9 track was conducted however no suspect was located. If anyone has information regarding the robbery, please contact the Tigard Police at 503-718-COPS (2677).


Attached Media Files: Tigard Foxy's Deli Robbery Suspect , Foxy's Deli Robbery Suspect
Wild-land Fire Breaks Out in Yamhill
McMinnville Fire Dept. - 07/19/16 2:58 PM
At 12:47 today a wild-land fire broke out at 17510 NW Belt Rd, Yamhill, OR. The fire is the mop up phase and has been contained to 7.2 acres of grass/brush. Approximately 30 firefighters from Oregon Dept. of Forestry, Yamhill, Carlton, Newberg, Dundee, and McMinnville Fire responded to the 2 alarm fire early this afternoon.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes to Host First Camp Abilities on the West Coast for Children and Youth with Visual Impairments Next Week in Salem, Oregon
Northwest Assn. for Blind Athletes - 07/19/16 2:12 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Billy Henry, Founder/Executive Director
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes
311 West Evergreen Blvd, Ste. 200
Vancouver, Washington 98660
Local Phone: 1-360-718-2826
Toll Free: 1-800-880-9837
http://www.nwaba.org
bhenry@nwaba.org

Northwest Association for Blind Athletes to Host First Camp Abilities on the West Coast for Children and Youth with Visual Impairments Next Week in Salem, Oregon

Vancouver, Washington--July 19th, 2016--Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that it will host the first Camp Abilities on the West Coast for children and youth with visual impairments next week, July 24th-30th, 2016 at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Camp Abilities is a world-renowned week long comprehensive, developmental sports camp for children and youth with visual impairments between the ages of 8 and 15.

Camp Abilities Oregon will provide opportunities to children and youth from across Washington, Oregon and Montana in its inaugural year. Campers will vary in socioeconomic status, ethnic background and level of skills and abilities. The purpose of Camp Abilities Oregon is to empower blind or visually impaired children to break the cycle of dependence and ill health that is often associated with their disability. Campers will be encouraged to take control of their own quality of life, and will be empowered to use their many talents to actively contribute within their communities. A variety of sports and recreational activities including goalball (a sport specifically developed for individuals with visual impairments), judo, tandem cycling, kayaking and countless other activities will be provided throughout the week.

"We are honored to offer this once-in-a-lifetime transformational program to children and youth with visual impairments. Camp Abilities Oregon will provide benefits that reach far beyond participating in sports, and will help campers gain the confidence, self-esteem, friendships, and independence they need to be successful throughout all areas of life," said Founder and Executive Director Billy Henry

Camp Abilities Oregon is funded in part by the Oregon Blind and Visually Impaired Student Fund, but additional support is still critically needed. Donations are accepted to support Camp Abilities Oregon by mailing a check to PO BOX 65265, Vancouver, WA, 98665 or making an online gift at www.nwaba.org. Please indicate that your donation is to support Camp Abilities Oregon 2016. For more information on the Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, please contact Billy Henry at 1-360-718-2826, or visit www.nwaba.org

About NWABA:
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) provides life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind and visually impaired. Last year, the organization served 1,300 individuals of all ages and abilities. NWABA was formed by a group of visually impaired students in 2007 to ensure that people who are blind were provided opportunities to participate in sports and physical activity.

For information: http://www.nwaba.org or
Contact: bhenry@nwaba.org
Phone: 1-360-718-2826

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Deputies Investigating Man Shot In Salem Neighborhood (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/19/16 1:56 PM
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Today at 7:00 a.m., Detectives, aided by the Marion County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team executed a search warrant in the 4800 block of Chinook Court SE in Salem. Detectives arrested Shannon Sanders, age 46 the man identified as the suspect in a shooting that took place on Pennsylvania Avenue SE on June 13th of this year.

Mr. Sanders has been taken to the Marion County Jail for the crimes of Attempted Murder, Assault I, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Firearm and three counts of Menacing. The Sheriff's Office is not releasing the victims name out of concern for his safety. The Sheriff's Office does believe the shooting took place over a marijuana drug deal gone bad.



Marion County Sheriff's Office deputies and detectives are currently on scene and investigating a shooting in the 4800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE in Salem. Deputies were called after a man began banging on doors asking for help and claiming he had been shot.

The man has been taken to Salem Hospital where he is being treated for a gunshot wound. It is obviously very early in this investigation and the Sheriff's Office is not able to provide details such as the victim's name, age, condition or any details surrounding the shooting. Deputies do want to assure residents that there is no immediate danger to the public.

As more information becomes available this release will be updated, that time frame is not yet known.

Detectives have been working through the night investigating the events that lead to a man being shot at a southeast Salem residence. At approximately 1:30 p.m., Detectives executed a search warrant at a residence in the 4800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE where investigators believe the shooting occurred.

The man shot, a resident of Salem, is currently at OHSU undergoing surgery, he is expected to survive. During the execution of the search warrant, Detectives arrested one man with an outstanding warrant but he is not associated to the shooting. The Sheriff's Office would like to ensure the public there is no immediate danger to residents, Detectives do believe the shooting is drug related.

The Sheriff's Office is not currently releasing the name of the man who was shot, we will update this release as the investigation progresses, we do not anticipate any further releases today.


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State advising travelers on Zika ahead of Olympics, Paralympics
Oregon Health Authority - 07/19/16 1:43 PM
July 19, 2016

Most travelers should take precautions, but pregnant women should not go

The Oregon Health Authority is recommending those traveling to the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro take steps during and after travel to prevent Zika infection.

Zika is a virus usually spread through bites from two types of Aedes mosquitoes, but it can spread from infected men to their partners through sexual contact. New evidence suggests that women may be able to transmit Zika to their sexual partners as well. Pregnant women are advised to not travel to the games or any Zika-affected area.

"Pregnant women should not go to any Zika-affected area because of the potential for serious effects on their babies," said Suzanne Zane, maternal and child health epidemiologist in the OHA Public Health Division. Zika can cause birth defects including microcephaly, in which the brain and head of an infant are smaller than usual.

"Even women who are not trying to get pregnant should protect themselves from Zika during travel because half of pregnancies are unplanned," Zane said.

Zika is spreading in Brazil and throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and parts of the South Pacific. Mosquitos known to carry Zika live in the U.S., but not yet in Oregon. It is unknown if the types of mosquito found in Oregon could spread Zika.

People who have a Zika infection often do not show symptoms. Those with Zika symptoms may have rash, fever, joint pain and redness of the eyes. Symptoms are usually mild. See your doctor if you travel to the games or other Zika-affected areas and develop symptoms.

Travelers can prevent Zika and accidental infection of a baby during pregnancy. Those heading to the games should protect themselves from mosquito bites during travel and for three weeks after they return. Women should delay pregnancy for eight weeks after travel, or eight weeks after symptoms start. Men should avoid sex or use a condom for eight weeks after travel, or six months after symptoms start.

All people attending the games who have a pregnant partner should avoid sex or use a condom during any sexual activity for the entire pregnancy. Anyone needing low- to no-cost family planning and birth control services can find information by dialing 211.

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Helpful links:
-- OHA Zika virus updates: http://www.healthoregon.org/zika
-- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Zika virus page: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/
-- CDC information for specific groups: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/specific-groups.html
-- CDC Zika travel information: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/zika-travel-information
Two Vehicle Head on Critical Injury Motor Vehicle Crash on Highway 20, near Milepost 35 (Photo)
Benton County Sheriff's Office - 07/19/16 1:16 PM
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Deputies from the Benton County Sheriff's Office are continuing to investigate a two vehicle critical injury motor vehicle crash that occurred about 11 miles west of Philomath. The crash resulted in critical injuries to an adult male and serious injuries to three adult females.
At about 4:40 pm, on Monday, July 18, 2016, Nicolas Derbaum, 25, from Corvallis, Oregon, was driving eastbound on Highway 20, near milepost 35, in a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. His vehicle traveled into the westbound lane and collided head-on with a 2007 Lexus RX SUV driven by Amy Breeze, 54, from Gig Harbor, Washington. The Chevrolet Impala came to rest on the south side of the highway. The Lexus RX rolled once and came to rest on the north side of the highway. There were no passengers in the Chevrolet Impala and two passengers in the Lexus RX: Alma Morgan, 75, from Gig Harbor, Washington and Katherine Harris, 58, from Gig Harbor, Washington.
The Blodgett and Philomath Fire Departments extracted all four people from the vehicles. Nicolas Derbaum was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis by a REACH air ambulance with critical injuries. The three women were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis by ground ambulances from the Corvallis Fire Department with serious injuries. The Benton County Multi-Agency Traffic Collision Investigation Team responded and processed the collision scene.
Deputies are continuing to investigate the crash and the public is asked to contact Detective Sergeant David Peterson at 541-766-6820 if they have any information. The Oregon Department of Transpiration assisted with traffic control and the roadway was closed for about four hours.


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Two New Members Appointed to Battle Ground City Council (Photo)
City of Battle Ground - 07/19/16 12:31 PM
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The Battle Ground City Council appointed two new members at last night's council meeting. Mr. Brian Munson was appointed to vacant Position No. 1 and Ms. Cherish DesRochers was appointed as Pro Tem to Position No. 6. Mr. Munson and Ms. DesRochers were two of five applicants for appointment to the Battle Ground City Council when Position No. 1 became vacant on June 1st after the resignation of Lyle Lamb.

Councilmember Munson will serve the remainder of Position No. 1's term which expires in December of 2017. Prior to his appointment to City Council, Mr. Munson served as a member of the City's Planning Commission, most recently as the commission's Chair.

Councilmember Pro Tem DesRochers was appointed by City Council to serve in Position No. 6 temporarily while Councilmember Bill Ganley, who has served in the position since 1994, is on extended leave. Ms. DesRochers also served as a member of the City's Planning Commission prior to her appointment to serve as Councilmember Pro Tem.

The Battle Ground City Council is a seven-member board responsible for the legislative function of the city such as establishing policy, passing local ordinances, approving budget appropriations, and developing an overall vision. To learn more about the members and the role of the Battle Ground City Council visit www.cityofbg.org/council.


Attached Media Files: Councilmember Pro Tem DesRochers , Councilmember Brian Munson w/ wife Lauren
Deputies Investigate Crash Silverton Road (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/19/16 11:28 AM
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Today around 7:30 a.m., deputies were called to investigate a two vehicle crash on Silverton Road NE just west of the Silverton city limits. After a lengthy investigation that closed Silverton Road for nearly three hours, deputies have determined the following.

Jonan Kovac, age 28 of Salem and his passenger Torin Eliap, age 31, also of Salem were driving in their Chrysler 300 east toward Silverton on Silverton Road. According to witnesses Mr. Kovac crossed the road into the west bound lanes and as he corrected struck a west bound car head on.

The second car a Chevrolet Malibu, being driven by Janelle Gasper, age 44, of Silverton, sustained heavy damage from the collision, requiring Ms. Gasper to be extricated from her vehicle by fire personnel. Ms. Gasper and Ms. Torin were both taken to area hospitals to be treated for their injuries.

Mr. Kovac was not injured and was eventually arrested and transported to the Marion County Jail for the crime of DUII, and two counts of Assault III. At the jail Mr. Kovac's blood alcohol level was determined to be nearly twice the legal limit.

"Driving intoxicated is a problem we face daily in Marion County," stated Sgt. Todd Moquin of the Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team. "That is why we participate in grants that allow deputies to work shifts specifically dedicated to detecting and arresting intoxicated drivers." "This weekend we are adding these patrols to our streets to increase the safety of our visitors and residents." These grants are made possible through a partnership with the Oregon State Sheriff's Association and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Mr. Kovac's mug shot will be available via our web page once he has been processed.


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Man Arrested for Breaking into Car and Masturbating in Public
Corvallis Police - 07/19/16 10:14 AM
On July 18, 2016, at 9:49 pm Corvallis Police Department officers responded to the Carmike Cinemas at 750 NE Circle Blvd when a couple returned to their vehicle after watching a movie and found a naked male sitting in the front passenger seat. They called 911 and did not confront the male. Officers arrived on scene and found 32-year-old Morgan Morris of Corvallis sitting in the passenger seat of the vehicle with his shorts pulled down around his ankles and his feet on the dashboard. Morris was observed by officers masturbating while in the vehicle and he appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance.

Officers searched the vehicle and found a bottle of vodka and methamphetamine paraphernalia belonging to Morris. Morris was taken into custody and lodged at the Benton County Correctional Facility for Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle, Public Indecency, Criminal Mischief III, and Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine on $53,500 bail.

Below is a link to Morris's booking photo:
https://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/inmate_detail?inmate=1600001194
Employment in Oregon June 2016 News Release
Oregon Employment Dept. - 07/19/16 10:00 AM
Oregon's Unemployment Rate Rises in June, Job Growth Continues

Oregon's unemployment rate was 4.8 percent in June, an increase from May's rate of 4.5 percent. One significant factor in the rise of the unemployment rate was a large increase in Oregon's labor force, which reached an all-time high of 2,053,000. Despite the increase in June, Oregon's unemployment rate remained significantly lower than the June 2015 rate of 5.8 percent.

Oregon's 4.8 percent unemployment rate in June remained close to the national unemployment rate of 4.9 percent. Like Oregon, the U.S. rate also increased in June, rising from 4.7 percent in May.

Oregon's payroll employment added 3,000 jobs in June after a revised gain of 2,500 in May. Private educational services added 1,700 jobs, while professional and business services added 1,400. Meanwhile, several industries each added between 500 and 900: government (+900 jobs), retail trade (+700), construction (+600) and wholesale trade (+500). Leisure and hospitality cut 1,000 jobs in June, while three other industries each cut at least 600 jobs: health care and social assistance (-900 jobs), financial activities (-700) and manufacturing (-600).

Taking a longer-term view, payroll employment grew by 59,500 jobs since June 2015. The resulting over-the-year job growth rate was 3.3 percent in Oregon, much faster than the national job growth rate of 1.7 percent. Oregon's over-the-year job growth has consistently outpaced the nation since 2013.

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The Oregon Employment Department plans to release the June county and metropolitan area unemployment rates on Tuesday, July 26th, and the next statewide unemployment rate and employment survey data for July on Tuesday, August 16th.??NLG

Notes:
All numbers in the above narrative are seasonally adjusted.

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

The Oregon Employment Department publishes payroll employment estimates that are revised quarterly by using employment counts from employer unemployment insurance tax records. All department publications use this Official Oregon Series data unless noted otherwise. This month's release incorporates the October, November and December 2015 tax records data. The department continues to make the original nonfarm payroll employment series available; these data are produced by the BLS.

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

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

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


Attached Media Files: Employment in Oregon June 2016 News Release
Health advisory issued July 19 for water contact at D River Beach
Oregon Health Authority - 07/19/16 9:37 AM
July 19, 2016

The Oregon Health Authority issued a public health advisory today for higher-than-normal levels of bacteria in ocean waters at D River Beach, located in Lincoln County.

Water samples indicate higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria, which can result in diarrhea, stomach cramps, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections and other illnesses. Direct contact with the water should be avoided in this area until the advisory is lifted, especially by children and the elderly, who may be more vulnerable to waterborne bacteria.

Increased pathogen and fecal bacteria levels in ocean waters can come from both shore and inland sources such as stormwater runoff, sewer overflows, failing septic systems, and animal waste from livestock, pets and wildlife.

While this advisory is in effect at D River Beach, visitors should avoid wading in nearby creeks, pools of water on the beach, or in discolored water, and stay clear of water runoff flowing into the ocean. Even if there is no advisory in effect, officials recommend avoiding swimming in the ocean within 48 hours after a rainstorm.

The status of water contact advisories at beaches is subject to change. For the most recent information on advisories, visit the Oregon Beach Monitoring Program website at http://www.healthoregon.org/beach or call 971-673-0400, or 877-290-6767 (toll-free).

Although state officials advise against water contact, they continue to encourage other recreational activities (flying kites, picnicking, playing on the beach, walking, etc.) on this beach because they pose no health risk even during an advisory. Neighboring beaches are not affected by this advisory.

Since 2003 state officials have used a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to monitor popular Oregon beaches and make timely reports to the public about elevated levels of fecal bacteria. State organizations participating in this program are the Oregon Public Health Division, Department of Environmental Quality and Parks and Recreation Department.

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Treat and Greet Neighborhood Bus Tour Coming to Lansing Park
City of Salem - 07/19/16 8:38 AM
Monday, July 18, 2016 -- Salem, OR -- The Treat and Greet Neighborhood Bus Tour is coming to the Lansing Neighborhood on Friday, July 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Look for the big bookmobile bus.

Do you want to have a say in future planning that will affect the Lansing and NE Salem Community Association (NESCA) Neighborhoods? Do you have questions for City Staff? Stop by Lansing Park for a free ice cream treat! You'll also have the opportunity to share ideas and concerns, ask questions, and even sign up for a library card.

NESCA and Lansing Neighborhoods are partnering with the City of Salem to prepare a new neighborhood plan. The project is called Envision and once complete, it will capture the two neighborhoods' priorities for the future, addressing a wide range of topics such as housing, transportation and parks.

A City planner with the Envision project along with staff from Neighborhood Services, Parks, Code Compliance, and the Library will be in attendance. Lansing Park (formerly Eastgate Basin Park) is located at 3203 Hawthorne Avenue NE.

Hablamos Espańol.

For more information, contact Neighborhood Services, 503-588-6207.
Stolen Dog Returned to Owner in June -- Helpful Tips to Prevent Theft (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/19/16 8:00 AM
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On June 23, 2016, East Precinct officers arrested a driver in a stolen car. Other occupants of the stolen car claimed ownership of a dog and they were released from the scene. None of the occupants had any permanent address.

On June 29, the victim of the car theft called police to find out of her dog "Vam" was with the stolen car at the time of the vehicle's recovery. The car theft was initially reported in Lake Stevens, Washington.

The arresting officers took the information from the victim and began checking several locations in East Precinct where they thought people might have information about the location of Vam. Officers were successful in their search and ultimately located Vam and confirmed his identity using his microchip and a local veterinarian.

The victim came to Portland from Lake Stevens and was reunited with Vam at East Precinct.

In Oregon, Theft of a companion animal is a Class C Felony crime.

Microchips and GPS collars are two ways to help protect your pet from theft. Fido Friendly Magazine also offered several helpful tips to prevent theft: http://www.fidofriendly.com/blog/how-to-prevent-your-dog-from-being-stolen-expert-weighs-in

Additional resources on pet licensing lost & found and other services can be found at the Multnomah County Animal Services (https://multcopets.org/) and the Oregon Humane Society (http://www.oregonhumane.org/)

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Future Connect celebrates success, spreads its reach (Photo)
PCC - 07/18/16 7:33 PM
State Rep. Tobias Read poses with Future Connect students in 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. -- There are 1.3 million reasons why the Future Connect Scholarship Program's own future is looking bright.

The PCC Foundation-funded program that breaks down barriers to college for low-income, first-generation students was awarded a $1.3 million grant from the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission to broaden the reach and impact of its services in the Portland area. The money is part of the statewide initiative HB 3063 ("Aspirations to College"), which recently disbursed $3 million to similar community college programs throughout the state.

"This grant will help us expand and deepen services to students across all PCC campuses," said Links Program Director Pam Blumenthal. "We also look forward to collaborating with other community colleges across Oregon who are implementing similar programs."

The funds will help the Foundation broaden the reach and impact of Future Connect by providing nearly 3,000 students with critical services and support. This includes 480 new students being able to access coaching, instruction and transfer assistance as result of the new money. And, program staff can provide outreach services to more than 2,500 high school students residing within PCC's service area.

Besides growing the number of students served, Future Connect staff will increase from eight to 13 by the end of the summer. The new staff include college success, recruitment and transfer program coordinators, and a data analyst.

"The Future Connect team is excited about how the grant will positively impact our capacity to serve students better, earlier and further into their college careers," said Josh Laurie, PCC Future Connect manager.

In addition, some of the grant money will go toward bolstering other college programs that serve similar student groups. These include PCC's Fostering Success and Project DEgree programs, as well as funds for the purchase of 47 laptops available for check-out by all PCC students at college libraries.

Celebrating its fifth anniversary, the Future Connect Program has had 1,200 students come through its doors. Thanks to contributions from the cities of Portland, Beaverton and Hillsboro and donors, the program is thriving. Future Connect provides scholarships, in-depth advising and college success coaching to low-income and first-generation students so they have a guided path through college, all the way to completion of a certificate or degree.

To mark its five years, Future Connect leaders will pursue an external evaluation of the program to measure its impact and to determine areas of improvement. It will also work with the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development and other state agencies to collaborate with the other eight community colleges who received funds through HB 3063 and learn more about how they are implementing their resources.


About Portland Community College: PCC is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and 19th largest in the nation, serving approximately 85,000 full- and part-time students. PCC has four comprehensive campuses, eight education centers or areas served, and 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

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


Attached Media Files: State Rep. Tobias Read poses with Future Connect students in 2015
Creating a person-centered behavioral health system that delivers better outcomes is cornerstone of OHA Behavioral Health Collaborative
Oregon Health Authority - 07/18/16 4:39 PM
July 18, 2016

On July 14, Oregon Health Authority Director Lynne Saxton convened the first in a series of meetings to be held over the next six months to develop an action plan for improving and strengthening Oregon's behavioral health system in Oregon. A prioritized list of recommendations will go to the Legislature in November.

The collaborative includes 40 leaders in behavioral health from across the state and 10 leaders from state agencies who provide support for Oregonians struggling with mental illness and substance use disorders. Members represent a diverse group of stakeholders, including human services, education, housing, coordinated care organizations, commercial insurers, tribal health representatives, law enforcement and advocacy organizations.

"There is no greater privilege to me than working with this team to create a 21st century integrated behavioral health system for Oregonians," said Saxton. "Our work will be informed by data and best practices, emphasizing cross-agency collaboration and culminate in prioritized recommendations to build an economically sustainable results-driven system for Oregonians."

The collaborative will chart a course for excellence and sustainability in person-centered behavioral health services across systems. Over the past year, the Oregon Health Authority has collected data and engaged the community to build the foundation of information to define the current state of behavioral health services provided to Oregonians.

The next collaborative meeting is scheduled for July 28 in Portland. Because this is a working group, time will not be allocated for public testimony.

More information about the Behavioral Health Collaborative can be found on the OHA website at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/amh/Pages/strategic.aspx. Public comment may be submitted by completing the form "Discussion Questions for Public Comment" and emailing it to BH.Collaborative@state.or.us. For more information, contact Sarah Lochner, legislative coordinator for behavioral health programs, at sarah.j.lochner@state.or.us.

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Deputies Capture Man After Daytime Burglary (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/18/16 4:23 PM
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Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were called to the 4000 block of Adobe Avenue SE after a home owner came home to find a male exiting his residence. Leon Davis, age 35, ran from the residence with a rifle he stole from the homeowner's house.

Mr. Davis fled through several back yards until he made it to his mother's house in the 300 block of 49th Avenue SE, where he hid the rifle and then fled once more. From his house, Mr. Davis ran to a nearby residence where he entered an unlocked back door but when he attempted to exit the front door he could not get the door to open. Mr. Davis attempted to flee back out the backdoor but was captured by waiting deputies.

When deputies searched Mr. Davis's home they recovered the rifle and a motorcycle that was stolen earlier in the week from Salem. Mr. Davis had outstanding warrants for his arrest and is a client for burglary. Mr. Davis is being taken to the Marion County jail for several felony crimes which include two counts of Burglary I.

Additionally Mr. Davis's girlfriend, Katlin Wiggins, age 27, was also arrested for outstanding warrants and she is also a client for burglary. Please watch our jail roster for Mr. Davis and Ms. Wiggins official charges and booking photos.


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Shooting Investigation Underway in King Neighborhood - No Known Injuries
Portland Police Bureau - 07/18/16 4:15 PM
On Monday July 18, 2016, at 3:01 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 5700 block of Northeast Mallory Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire and spoke with several witnesses, who told police the heard several shots and saw a smaller white car speed away.

No gunshot victims were located at the scene or arrived at any area hospitals and there is no reported damage.

Officers at the scene learned that the shooting may have stemmed from an ongoing dispute among known individuals.

No suspects were located at the scene and the Gang Enforcement Team responded to conduct an investigation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Fire season to start July 21 in NW Oregon Forest Protection District
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/18/16 4:07 PM
Fire Season will officially begin 1 a.m. Thursday, July 21, in the Oregon Dept. of Forestry's Northwest Oregon Forest Protection District. This will affect all lands protected by ODF in the Tillamook, Astoria, and Forest Grove districts, which encompass Tillamook, Washington, Yamhill, Clatsop, Columbia and Multnomah counties, as well as portions of Lincoln County. The fire season declaration applies to state, private and Bureau of Land Management forestlands.

When the Proclamation is prepared it will be posted to:
www.oregon.gov/odf/pages/FIRE/precautionlevel.aspx

With fire season in effect, forest operators must have required fire equipment at the site of their operation, and are reminded to inspect their fire equipment to ensure it is ready and can pass inspection. Operators must also provide fire watch on each operation after equipment is shut down at the end of operations each day (see attached waiver). Fire season rules also prohibit smoking while in or traveling through any "operation area" and prohibit the use of fuse and caps for blasting on forestland.

Fire Weather Zones NW-1, NW-2 and NW-3 will start out at Industrial Fire Precaution Level 1, effective July 21. IFPL changes and fire season information may be obtained by contacting the nearest ODF office.

For the general public, burning permits are required for open pile burning and burn barrels. Residents who live within a City Fire Department District or Rural Fire Protection District should contact their local fire department for burn permit requirements.

In Tillamook County, ODF issues burning permits for open pile burning and burn barrels. Effective July 15, a county-wide ban on open pile burning went into effect, and no permits are being issued for open pile burning. Burn barrel permits may be obtained until July 31, 2016. There is no fee for the burn permit, but an on-site inspection with the landowner is performed prior to issuing a permit. Information about burning permits and how to obtain one is available by calling ODF, 503-815-7056 (24-hr. line), or contact the local fire department.

Effective Aug. 1, all burning will be banned for all of Tillamook County. Residents are encouraged to plan ahead and complete all burning prior to the ban.

For those who live outside of Tillamook County, check with the local ODF office or local fire department to find out burning restrictions for your county.

It is also a good reminder that fire can be a hazard at anytime of year if steps are not taken to use fire safely. Whenever you use fire, whether for debris burning or enjoying a campfire, follow these steps to prevent your fire from turning into the next wildfire:

- Never leave your fire unattended.
- When burning debris, always have a hose and shovel at the fire to prevent it from spreading.
- Check with your local fire protection agency prior to burning. (Most Rural Fire Protection Districts require a burn permit year round.)
- If camping, ensure your campfire is in a designated area.
- Always make sure your campfire is out cold before leaving.
- On the beach, keep your campfire far from beach grass and drift wood piles.

Forest users may obtain information about state forestlands, industrial fire restrictions and public fire restrictions by contacting the local ODF office or through the ODF website, blogs and social media:
Tillamook District office, 503-842-2548
Forest Grove District office, 503-357-2191
Columbia City Unit office, 503-397-2636
Astoria District office, 503-325-5451
www.fgdfire.com
http://tillamookstateforest.blogspot.com/
www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/Pages/Restrictions.aspx
https://www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry
https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

IFPL LEVELS:

I. Closed Season
Fire season requirements are in effect. In addition to other fire prevention measures, a Fire Watch is required at this and all higher levels unless otherwise waived.

II. Partial Hootowl
The following may operate only between the hours of 8 and 1 p.m.
- powersaws except at loading sites;
- cable yarding;
- blasting;
- welding or cutting of metal.

III. Partial Shutdown
The following are prohibited except as indicated:
- cable yarding - except that gravity-operated logging systems employing non-motorized carriages may operate between 8 p.m. and 1 p.m. when all blocks and moving lines are suspended 10 feet above the ground except the line between the carriage and the chokers.
- powersaws - except power saws may be used at loading sites and on tractor/skidder operations between the hours of 8 p.m. and 1 p.m.

In addition, the following are permitted to operate between the hours of 8 P.M. and 1 P.M.:
- tractor/skidder, feller-buncher, forwarder or shovel logging operations where tractors, skidders or other equipment with a blade capable of constructing fire line are immediately available to quickly reach and effectively attack a fire start;
- mechanized loading or hauling of any product or material;
- blasting;
- welding or cutting of metal;
- any other spark-emitting operation not specifically mentioned.

IV. General Shutdown
All operations are prohibited.
Oregon State Penitentiary reports inmate death (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 07/18/16 4:01 PM
James Howland
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An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) inmate died unexpectedly Monday in a local area hospital. As with all unanticipated deaths in state prisons, the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigations Unit is conducting an investigation.

James Howland, 27, was transported off-site for medical care Friday, July 15, 2016. He was pronounced deceased on Monday, July 18, at 3:27 p.m. He had been housed at Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem.

Howland entered Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) custody on August 12, 2014 on four counts of unlawful use of a vehicle in the first degree out of Marion County. His earliest release date was January 23, 2023.

Next of kin has been notified. No other details are available at this time.

OSP is Oregon's only maximum-security prison, located in Salem, and houses over 2,000 male inmates. OSP is surrounded by a 25-foot-high wall with 10 towers. The facility has multiple special housing units including death row, disciplinary segregation, behavioral health, intermediate care housing, and an infirmary (with hospice) with 24-hour nursing care. OSP participates in prison industries with Oregon Corrections Enterprises including the furniture factory, laundry, metal shop, and contact center. It provides a range of correctional programs and services including education, work-based education, inmate work crews, and pre-release services. OSP was established in 1866 and, until 1959, was Oregon's only prison.

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Attached Media Files: James Howland
Lebanon Fire District Badge Pinning Ceremony (Photo)
Lebanon Fire District - 07/18/16 3:53 PM
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Lebanon Fire District Badge Pinning Ceremony

The Lebanon Fire District (LFD) will have a badge pinning ceremony to honor two new employees and four promoted employees. The ceremony will be at the LFD Board of Directors Meeting on July 19, 2016 at 5:30 PM at the Main Fire Station - 1050 W. Oak St., Lebanon, OR 97355.

On June 20, 2016 LFD hired two new employees to work on Medic 71 -- a joint ambulance venture with Albany Fire Department.

Trevor Daley -- Trevor was born and raised in Salem, Oregon and attended South Salem High School graduating in 2004. He has been attending Chemeketa Community College pursuing degrees in fire suppression and emergency medical services and is a licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Prior to coming to LFD, he volunteered with Marion County Fire District #1 and continues to work part-time for Chemeketa Community College and Lyons Rural Fire District. In his off time Trevor enjoys spending time with his girlfriend Emily, hiking, backpacking, and taking short trips on his motorcycle. Trevor says, "I am very excited to be working for LFD and to be among the first single role EMTs. I look forward to a rewarding and fulfilling future with Lebanon Fire District."

Jacob Mellander -- Jacob was born in Arizona, but raised in Albany, Oregon since the age of two. He attended Albany public schools and graduated from West Albany High School. Jacob graduated with an AAS degree in Emergency Medical Services from Chemeketa Community College in 2012 and is a licensed Paramedic. Jacob and his wife Jennifer live in Lebanon with their 2 dogs. Prior to coming to LFD, Jacob was a Paramedic/Field Supervisor for Pacific West Ambulance in Lincoln County, Oregon. When he is not at work, Jacob enjoys spending time with his wife and their dogs, and loves to go fishing and crabbing on the coast, and spending time outdoors. Jacob says, "I am proud to be a part of the Lebanon Fire family and organization, and look forward to a long career here, and feel honored to have been hired."

On July 1, 2016 LFD promoted four employees to Lieutenant.

Nick Tyler -- Nick was born in Modesto, CA and moved to Sweet Home, OR with his family when he was 13 years old. He graduated from Sweet Home High School in 1997 and then spent four years in the US Navy. Nick has attended Linn-Benton Community College and Chemeketa Community College and has AAS degrees in General Studies, Fire Science, and Emergency Medical Services and is a licensed Paramedic. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Fire Service Administration from Eastern Oregon University. Nick and his wife Rachel have been married for nearly 17 years and have two children -- Aiden (13) and Chloe (11) - and Gunner a three-year-old chocolate lab. Nick was hired by LFD in July 2007 as a Firefighter/EMT and appointed the position of Recruitment and Retention Coordinator in November 2015. When not at work Nick enjoys time with his family hunting, fishing, camping, and boating. He also coaches baseball, basketball and football.

Erin Nunes -- Erin was born and raised in Roseburg, Oregon and graduated from Roseburg High School. She attended Umpqua Community College and Allan Hancock College (Santa Maria, CA) and has AAS degrees in Fire Science and Emergency Medical Services and is a licensed Paramedic. Erin and her husband John have two children; Sierra (6) and Davin (4). Erin was hired as a Firefighter/EMT for LFD in July 2007 and became an Engineer/Medic in July 2008. Erin says, "I am extremely excited and eager to be starting my new role as Lieutenant. This is a very thrilling time to be on the department, and I am looking forward to all the changes in the near future."

Brett Kibble -- Brett was born in Gresham, Oregon and moved to Lebanon with his family when he was six years old. He a grew up in the Lacomb area and attended Jefferson Christian school through his sophomore year of high school when he transferred to Lebanon Union High School where he graduated in 1992. Brett attended Linn-Benton Community College and Chemeketa Community College earning an AAS degree in Emergency Medical Services. He is a licensed Paramedic. Brett and his wife Leah have been married 12 years and have three children -- Abigail (10), Anabella (8), and Owen (6). He began his career with LFD as a volunteer firefighter at the Lacomb station 1993 as volunteer firefighter and was promoted to volunteer Captain by 2001. He was hired as a full time Firefighter/EMT for LFD in 2003 and became an Engineer/Medic in 2001. When not at work Brett enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, camping, cycling, golf and beer brewing.

Brent Gaskey - Brent was born at Lebanon Hospital and spent his early life in Sweet Home, with his family later moving to Tualatin, Oregon. His family returned to Sweet Home when he was in Junior High School, and he graduated from Sweet Home High School in 1991. He attended Linn Benton Community College for his Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certifications, and later attended Chemeketa Community College for his AAS degree in Emergency Medicine, and to become a nationally registered paramedic. Brent has been married to his wife Shawna for twenty years, and they have two children - Kelton (16) and Kaitlyn (13). Brent started with LFD as a resident volunteer in 1991, and became a full time firefighter/EMT with the district in 1996, later becoming an Engineer/Medic on A shift. When not at work Brent enjoys blacksmithing, spending time in Central Oregon, and coaching high school football. He is also involved with a number of committees for the City of Sweet Home, and involved with Valley Life Church in Lebanon.


Attached Media Files: Lieutenant Brent Gaskey , Lieutenant Brett Kibble , Lieutenant Erin Nunes , Lieutenant Nick Tyler , Paramedic Jacob Mellander , EMT Trevor Daley
City completes Cascade Park improvements, ribbon cutting July 20
City of Vancouver - 07/18/16 3:46 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- The Parks and Recreation Department invites neighbors to celebrate the completion of the improvement project at Cascade Park with a public ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, July 20 from 2 to 3 p.m. Cascade Park is located at 13003 S.E. 7th St., next to Crestline Elementary School.

The ribbon cutting ceremony is open to the public and families are invited to come and try out the brand new playground equipment.

In March, the City hired Proex, LLC of Battle Ground, Wash., to complete a $461,900 improvement project at the park. The project added new playground equipment, pathways, an outdoor classroom and a nature play area to the park 3.5-acre park. The contractor also completed turf improvement throughout the park and removed dead trees.

The Evergreen School District contributed $88,000 to the project. The remainder was paid for using Park Impact Fees and City general fund dollars.

"This park illustrates the City's interest in continuing to invest in our parks system and our ability to find ways to fund these projects," said Chris Roper, Vancouver Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission Chairperson. "The Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission hopes Cascade area residents are as happy with the improvements as we are."

For more information about Cascade Park, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/parksrec/page/cascade-park.

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PF&R Responds to a Fire at the National Weather Service's Portland Office
Portland Fire & Rescue - 07/18/16 3:25 PM
Last night at 10:14 PM Portland Firefighters were called to the National Weather Service Portland Weather Forecast Office (5241 NE 122nd). Arriving fire crews noted heavy black smoke in the building. Firefighters searched the building to ensure that no one was trapped inside. While the search was conducted other firefighters located the fire in an office and extinguished it.

There were no injuries associated with this fire and fire damage was contained to the one office; however, fire crews noted significant smoke damage in several other areas of the building. A PF&R Fire Investigator determined that the cause of this fire was electrical and that it started in a computer. Damage from this fire is estimated at $15,000.
Elite Plastics Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary in Beaverton (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 07/18/16 3:18 PM
Elite Plastics is celebrating their 20th anniversary of calling Beaverton home. With more than 150 employees, the company continues to expand. (Photo/Elite Plastics)
Elite Plastics is celebrating their 20th anniversary of calling Beaverton home. With more than 150 employees, the company continues to expand. (Photo/Elite Plastics)
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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Elite Plastics recently celebrated 20 years at their current location on Millikan Way in Beaverton. Previously named Danegon Plastics, the company was started in 1985 by Dan Thurmond and Egon Steinborn. The business was originally housed inside a barn, two horse stalls, and two storage containers with a makeshift roof built in between. When this space became too small, Thurmond purchased a large army tent to support expansion. As the business grew, Danegon Plastics began to supply GM Nameplate (GMN) with injection-molded nameplates and other products. GMN purchased Danegon Plastics in 1995, rebranded it as Elite Plastics and moved it into a new facility in Beaverton where it still resides today.


"The city is proud that Elite Plastics has called Beaverton home for 20 years," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "It is an honor to have a company of this caliber performing advanced manufacturing right here in our city with such an impressive product portfolio."


"I have been involved with the plastics industry for 51 years and can honestly say I am working with the best people in our industry," said Dan Thurmond, president of Elite Plastics. "I love seeing our parts in cars, aircrafts, hospitals, appliances and many other devices we use every day. I am proud to be part of a US company which has made a positive impact in so many areas. Beaverton has been a great city for us to conduct our business and we plan to do so for at least another 20 years."


Elite Plastics has come a long way since the 1980s. Today, the company is recognized as a leader in servicing highly-regulated industries with comprehensive injection and compression molded products, sub-assemblies, highly decorated parts and plastic machining. From its 60,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility in Beaverton, Elite Plastics serves the medical, automotive, aerospace and industrial industries. After 20 years, the company has grown to 150 employees and continues to expand. Dan Thurmond still leads Elite Plastics as its president, and recently won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Columbia River section of the Society of Plastics Engineers for his executive leadership and decades of accomplishments in the industry.


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Attached Media Files: Elite Plastics is celebrating their 20th anniversary of calling Beaverton home. With more than 150 employees, the company continues to expand. (Photo/Elite Plastics) , Elite Plastics has been located on SW Millikan Way in Beaverton for 20 years. Originally called Danegon Plastics, the company was purchased in 1995 by GM Nameplate. (Photo/Elite Plastics)
Tillamook Co. forestland classification mtg for fire protection set for July 29, in Tillamook
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/18/16 3:10 PM
The Forestland Classification Committee for Tillamook County will hold its first meeting July 29 in Tillamook to kick off a review of lands within the county to determine which should be classified as forestlands. The Oregon Department of Forestry's Tillamook District provides wildfire protection services to forestlands in the county, and a Forest Patrol Assessment on protected lands helps fund firefighting.

To facilitate this process, the Tillamook County Commission recently authorized and appointed a classification committee made up of members of the public, the State Fire Marshal's Office, the Oregon Department of Forestry, and the Oregon State Extension Office. Forestland classification for the purpose of wildland fire protection occurs at the county level. Classification changes do not increase ODF's fire budget. Rather, the classification review will help ensure that protection costs are fairly distributed. Typically, a review will result in removal of some lands from forest classification and addition of others, in response to land-use changes.

"This will be a 'kick-off' meeting where committee members will get to introduce themselves, and the classification process will be described in further detail," said Ed Wallmark, ODF protection unit forester.

The committee will examine all lands within the county, classifying lands as "forestland" or "not forestland" according to fire risk potential, vegetation type (fire fuel), community structure, and proximity to other forestland. The committee's efforts will help resolve issues pertaining to ODF's fire suppression role on forestlands and adjacent lands, and will become the basis for assessing the lands for the costs of wildland fire protection.

County landowners and the public will have opportunities at upcoming public meetings to learn more about the history, process and current status of the project. Upon completion of its work, the committee will present the results of the forestland classification project, identifying forestland in the county to be assessed for fire protection by the Oregon Department of Forestry.

The meeting will be held 10 a.m. Friday, July 29, at the ODF Tillamook District office, 5005 Third St., in Tillamook.

More information on the Tillamook County forestland classification review can be obtained by contacting Eddy Wallmark, Tillamook District, 503-815-7050, Edward.h.wallmark@oregon.gov.
Two Vehicle Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 224 - Clackamas County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/18/16 2:49 PM
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On July 16, 2016 at approximately 8:30 p.m., OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle head-on crash on Highway 224 near milepost 34 (just east of Estacada).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2003 Chrysler Sebring was traveling westbound on Highway 224, when it veered off the roadway, over-corrected and crossed into the eastbound lane. The Chrysler struck an eastbound 2008 Dodge Charger head-on.

The driver and sole occupant of the Chrysler, Joshua R. RICHARDS, age 34, of Portland, was transported to Oregon Health Sciences University and was being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Dodge, Keith C. PIERCE, age 35, of Mulino, was transported to Oregon Health Sciences University and was being treated for serious injuries. Two adult passengers, Alex J. DAUL, age 34, of Portland, and Mandy L. ALTON, age 34, of Oregon City, were transported to Oregon Health Sciences University and were being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

A fourth occupant, an eleven year-old male passenger in the Dodge, was found unresponsive and an OSP Trooper arrived and began CPR. He was transported to Oregon Health Sciences University and was being treated for serious injuries.

The fifth occupant of the Dodge, an eight year-old male passenger, succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

The highway was closed for about four hours while investigators completed a reconstruction of the crash scene. ODOT established detours in the area during the closure.

Alcohol consumption is being considered as a contributing factor in the crash. OSP was assisted by Estacada Fire and Rescue, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Oregon Department of Transportation and the Multi-Agency Crash Reconstruction and Forensic Team.

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Multnomah County Sheriff's Office joint speed enforcement mission nabs aggressive and speeding drivers on I-84
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/18/16 2:35 PM
On Sunday July 17th, 2016 members of the Portland Police Bureau, the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office partnered for the third year in a row to target aggressive and speeding drivers on I-84. Deputies and Portland Police Officers stopped 93 vehicles during the mission and 88 citations were issued, top speed during the mission was a motorcycle at 100 mph. Two drivers were arrested for outstanding warrants.

According to research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety about 87 percent of drivers engaged in at least one risky behavior while behind the wheel in January 2016. These unsafe behaviors include driving while distracted, impaired, drowsy, speeding, running red lights or not wearing a seat belt. These disturbing results come as nearly 33,000 Americans died in car crashes in 2014, and preliminary estimates project a nine percent increase in deaths for 2015.

The same report shows that about 48 percent of all drivers reported going 15 mph over the speed limit on a freeway in January of this year, while 15 percent reported doing it on a regular basis. Previous research by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that speed plays a factor in nearly 10,000 deaths per year. Drivers are more likely to be seriously injured or killed at higher speeds and speeding increases the risk of being in a crash because there is less time and distance available to respond. On average a daytime driver takes 1.5 to 1.6 seconds to respond to an event that occurs, this perception reaction time increases to 2.5 seconds during nighttime or limited visibly.

In July 2016 AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reported that nearly 80 percent of drivers expressed significant anger, aggression or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the past year. According to the study the most alarming findings show that approximately eight million U.S. drivers engaged in extreme examples of road rage, including purposefully ramming another vehicle or getting out of the car to confront another driver.

"Inconsiderate driving, bad traffic and the daily stresses of life can transform minor frustrations into dangerous road rage," said Jurek Grabowski, Director of Research for the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. "Far too many drivers are losing themselves in the heat of the moment and lashing out in ways that could turn deadly."

A significant number of U.S. drivers reported engaging in angry and aggressive behaviors over the past year, according to the study's estimates. Over 51 percent of drivers reported intentionally tailgating, 47 percent reported yelling at other drivers, 45 percent admit to honking to intentionally annoy other drivers and 24 percent admit to intentionally cutting off or blocking other vehicles.

AAA offers these tips to help prevent road rage. Don't be offended, be tolerant and forgiving but must important do not respond to aggressive drivers. Avoid eye contact, maintain space around your vehicle and contact 911 if appropriate.
Salem Police to host National Night Out kickoff party tomorrow
Salem Police Dept. - 07/18/16 2:25 PM
The Salem Police Department Crime Prevention Unit is hosting its 10th annual National Night Out Kickoff Party tomorrow, Tuesday, July 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the city hall atrium just outside the police department at 555 Liberty ST SE, first floor.

"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 2, 2016," 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.

Said Jantz, "We are able to hold this event thanks to our sponsors, such as The Home Depot. "We respect what they do for the community," said The Home Depot's Brian Scott, southeast Salem store manager. "The partnership has been incredible," added Scott. Other partners include Target Stores who provide raffle prizes for the attending registered block party hosts. 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 kickoff, 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).

Neighbors interested in hosting a National Night Out block party may come to the event for last minute registrations, or may do so online at www.cityofsalem.net/nno.

For more information contact the Salem Police Crime Prevention Unit at 503-588-6175.

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Supporting our Youth and Community
Sheridan Fire Dist. - 07/18/16 2:03 PM
We will be holding an open house for the community August 2nd, 2016. This is a great chance for our community and others to come see the what we are about and ask any questions they might have. We will setup the Kid's Firefighter Combat Challenge, station tours, Fire Truck Tours, Fire Prevention Games and more.

This summer the Sheridan Fire District and West Valley Fire District hosting a toy drive to help out the children at Randall's Children Hospital in Portland. We are collecting new unwrapped toys through August 10th, 2016 at 7PM. We are also would like to thank the community for the toy donations we have received so far. The toys are going to be delivered by our firefighters on August 11th at 4PM. We are planning on driving the toys up and delivering them in person.

For additional information about either event please contact 503 843-2467.


Attached Media Files: SFD flyer
OSP Seeking Public's Assistance with Assault and Robbery Case - Sauvie Island
Oregon State Police - 07/18/16 1:21 PM
The Oregon State Police (OSP) are investigating an assault and robbery that reportedly occurred on July 13th, 2016, sometime between 7:00 PM and midnight at Walton Beach on the Sauvie Island Wildlife Area. The victim was reportedly held down by two individuals and pepper sprayed while they stole items from a backpack. The suspected assailants are described as follows:

Suspect #1:
White
Male
Adult
In his 20's
Thin
Shaved head
A single cross tattoo under each eye
A large face tattoo, red in color starting at the left brow and running along the left side of his face.
Possible additional tattoos on arms.

Suspect #2:
White
Male
Adult
In his 20's
Approximately 5'11" tall
Husky
Dark hair

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact OSP Trooper Joe Dezso at 503-410-1503 or the OSP Northern Command Center at 800-452-7888. This is an active investigation and no further information is available at this time.

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Oregon's Health CO-OP individual members can apply their out-of-pocket costs to new plans
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 07/18/16 12:08 PM
Policyholders must choose new plan by July 31

(Salem) -- Starting today, Oregon's Health CO-OP members in the individual market can purchase a plan from a new carrier and get credit for any money they have paid toward their deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums.

The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Division of Financial Regulation placed the financially struggling CO-OP in receivership last week. All CO-OP plans will end Sunday, July 31, and the state will wind down CO-OP operations and liquidate the company. Oregon's Health CO-OP is a nonprofit consumer operated and oriented health insurer (CO-OP) formed under the Affordable Care Act.

"It is unusual for plans to be canceled in the middle of the year, so we have been working hard and thinking creatively about how to better this situation for consumers," said Patrick Allen, DCBS director. "Although CO-OP members will have to switch plans, they will not lose the money they already have paid into their plan for deductibles and other out-of-pocket expenses."

Individual members can go to HealthCare.gov, call the HealthCare.gov call center, or work with their insurance agent to enroll in a new plan that will be effective Aug. 1. DCBS strongly encourages all CO-OP individual members reach out to their local agent or health insurance marketplace call center. Oregon insurers offering plans in the individual market have agreed to honor money already spent toward deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums, so consumers do not have to start over on their new plans.

"We appreciate the willingness of Oregon's insurance companies to help us protect these policyholders, who have to switch plans through no fault of their own," Allen said.

Members can also buy plans directly from an insurer, but they will not be able to receive tax credits and other financial help unless they purchase a plan through HealthCare.gov. Consumers must pay the premium to their new insurer for the plans to take effect.

For employer groups, they should work with their agent to find a new plan. Group enrollees may have to start over on their deductibles and out-of-pocket costs, depending on the new carrier. New group plans will be effective through Aug. 1, 2017.

"We realize this is a tight timeline for CO-OP members to choose a new plan, so we are prepared to do everything we can to help and ensure there are no gaps in coverage," said Berri Leslie, administrator of the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace.

The Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace will be calling, emailing, and mailing information to CO-OP members over the next two weeks. Marketplace staff can also connect consumers with insurance agents who can help them choose a new plan. The call center will be staffed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends until July 31. Customers can call the Marketplace at 1-855-268-3767 (toll-free) or email info.marketplace@oregon.gov.

More information and questions and answers are available at http://dfr.oregon.gov/public-resources/Pages/co-op.aspx.

Oregon's Health CO-OP has about 22,000 health insurance policyholders in Oregon: 12,000 in the individual market and 10,000 in the small and large group markets.

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The Division of Financial Regulation is part of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. Visit www.dcbs.oregon.gov and www.dfr.oregon.gov.
Fatal Traffic Crash - Boyd Loop Road south of The Dalles - Wasco County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/18/16 11:51 AM
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Sunday night's single vehicle fatal crash along Boyd Loop Road, about 13 miles south of The Dalles, that resulted in the death of two occupants and injuries to three other occupants.

On July 17, 2016 at approximately 7:30 p.m., a 1994 Chevy 1500 pickup driven by Tamara J. KUCHER, age 40, from Dufur, was traveling east on Boyd Loop Road near Highway 197, when for unknown reasons the driver lost control, traveled off the roadway into a ditch and rolled several times.

The driver, KUCHER, and pickup bed passenger, Hunter W. SPEARS, age 21, from Dufur, were ejected and both succumbed to their injuries at the scene.

The right front passenger, Marshall A. JOHNSON, age 32, from Dufur, was transported to Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles by ground ambulance with serious injuries. He was later taken by Life Flight to a Portland area hospital for treatment.

Two rear seat passengers, 17 year-old female juvenile and 16 year-old male juvenile, both from Dufur, were transported to Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles for treatment of minor injuries.

OSP troopers from The Dalles Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Vadim Bogdanov is the lead investigator.

Alcohol, speed, lane safety and occupant safety are being investigated as possible contributing factors.

OSP was assisted by the Wasco County Sheriff's Office, Dufur Valley Volunteer Fire Department and the Mid-Columbia Fire Department.

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Columbia Springs Hosting Fundraiser, Honoring Founder in Wake of Record Setting School Year (Photo)
Columbia Springs - 07/18/16 11:47 AM
Education Coordinator, Jenna Kallestad, shows stinging nettle to guests during a guided nature hike at Columbia Springs.
Education Coordinator, Jenna Kallestad, shows stinging nettle to guests during a guided nature hike at Columbia Springs.
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Vancouver, WA (July 18, 2016)- Columbia Springs will be hosting their annual dinner & auction fundraiser called "Hooked on Nature" on Friday, July 29th, from 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Royal Oaks Country Club. Fabulous gift baskets and live auction items include a guided fishing trip, scenic plane ride, and coffee from Starbucks(C) for a year. All proceeds support programs and operations at Columbia Springs.

This year's fundraiser comes in the wake of a record number of students attending science-focused field trips to Columbia Springs during the 2015-16 school year. Over 4,400 students participated in the K-12 education program this past school year, up from 3,400 in 2014-15. Much of the success of the program can be credited to the relevance the Next Generation Science Standard-aligned curriculum has to classroom learning.

A founding member of Columbia Springs will be honored at Hooked on Nature this year, as he steps down from active board membership to become a board member emeritus. The theme of the fundraiser, "What's Your Legacy?" was inspired by reflection about this board member, who led the movement to save the Columbia Springs natural area from development in the late 1990's, and bring partners together to get kids outside and learning about natural sciences.

Tickets and information can be found at columbiasprings.org/hooked. Tickets are available for purchase until July 21st.

Hooked is presented by the Port of Vancouver.


Attached Media Files: Education Coordinator, Jenna Kallestad, shows stinging nettle to guests during a guided nature hike at Columbia Springs.
Mayor/City Council Salary Review Commission meeting July 20
City of Vancouver - 07/18/16 11:43 AM
Vancouver, Wash. -- The City of Vancouver's Citizen's Commission on Mayor/City Council Salaries (a.k.a. Salary Review Commission) will hold a public meeting at 12 p.m. Wednesday, July 20.

The meeting will take place at Vancouver City Hall, 415 W. 6th St. Free parking is available for visitors in the building's south visitor parking lot. If this lot is full, paid on-street parking is also available. Visitors should check in with the information desk upon arrival.

The Salary Review Commission was established by a City charter section approved by voters in 1994. Salary reviews are performed every other year to coincide with the City's budget cycle. The commission is comprised of five members of the community who are appointed by the mayor, subject to approval by the Vancouver City Council.

The commission's purpose is to study the relationship of salaries to the duties of the mayor and city council members and to set their salaries. The commission must file the schedule of salaries for the mayor and council members with the City Clerk by May 1, 2016, for inclusion in the 2017-18 City budget. The Commission's first ordinance was filed on April 20, 2016, but was later repealed by the City Council. The Commission must reconvene to set a new schedule.

The City of Vancouver's downtown area is served by C-TRAN routes 2, 3, 4, 25, 30, 32, 37, 41, 44, 47 and 105 Express. Bus schedules are available at City Hall, the Citizens Service Center, and other public buildings. You may reach C-TRAN at 360-695-0123 for information on times, fares, and routes.

For more information about the City's Salary Review Commission, including links to meeting minutes and agendas, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/src.

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Local woman turns to cycling to help herself and others living with diabetes
American Diabetes Association - 07/18/16 11:40 AM
Kristin Steele will join hundreds of Northwest participants for the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure, Saturday, July 30

When Kristin Steele was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes nearly nine years ago, she felt paralyzed.

"I started to believe in the power of the disease instead of myself," remembered Kristin. "I felt like I would always live a compromised life."

Diabetes affects 1 in 10 Oregonians and kills more Americans each year than AIDS and breast cancer combined. With type 1 diabetes, the immune system mistakenly destroys the cells that make insulin, a hormone needed to get glucose from the bloodstream to the body, causing high blood sugar levels. Without constant monitoring, high blood sugar can lead to kidney disease, heart disease, blindness and other serious complications.

"Diabetes can't be ignored. It's part of everything I do, something I think about and account for all the time," said Kristin. "I had to decide if I wanted to be a diseased person, or a person thriving despite a disease. I needed to do something to make myself believe in my body again."

So Kristin turned to cycling and started riding long distances. Four years ago, encouraged by her wife, Sam, Kristin signed up for the American Diabetes Tour de Cure, a cycling event to raise funds for the American Diabetes Association.

"I got involved with Tour de Cure as a way to be public about my disease, to raise awareness, and to raise money for a cure," said Kristin. "I realized that I had been quiet about it for long enough and that I wanted to own that part of my life in a different way."

This year, Kristin and her friend Kristy are riding the 69-mile route and have each raised more than $1,000 for the American Diabetes Association. They will join more than 800 riders, walkers and volunteers for the 25th Anniversary Tour de Cure on Saturday, July 30. The event will start and end at AmberGlen Park in Hillsboro, and includes six cycling routes ranging from 104 to 5 miles, and a 3 mile walk, with a goal to raise $500,000 to Stop Diabetes. To register, start a team, or find out more, visit diabetes.org/tourpdx.

"My family will be out on the route cheering us on like they always are," said Kristin. "It's a humbling day to know that all of that energy and support is directed at you. I don't take it lightly."

The mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
Intel Volunteers Beautify Six Hillsboro Schools in Large Single-Day Effort
Hillsboro Sch. Dist. - 07/18/16 11:07 AM
More than 425 employees from the Product Development Group to assist schools through project completion and Intel's volunteer matching grants

July 18, 2016, Hillsboro, OR -- Six Hillsboro schools: Rosedale, Ladd Acres and Patterson Elementary Schools; Brown Middle School; and Glencoe and Hillsboro High Schools, will benefit from the Intel Product Development Group's (PDG) Global Day of Service on Wednesday, July 20, when more than 425 volunteers from the group will complete a variety of projects on their campuses.

Intel has a long history of service and partnership with the Hillsboro School District. Through its volunteer matching grant program, in which non-profit organizations are eligible to receive $10 per hour of Intel employee volunteer time provided a 20-hour threshold is met, the company has donated millions of dollars to Hillsboro schools. In 2015, Intel employees and retirees volunteer nearly 20,000 hours at Hillsboro schools, clubs, and athletic programs, which resulted in $194,000 in matching grants.

On Wednesday, July 20, 2016, volunteers will spend seven hours (8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.) at the schools sites completing the following projects:
Glencoe High School--126 volunteers--Landscape cleanup, pressure washing outdoor areas, washing windows and technology projects.
Hillsboro High School (Hilhi) --95 volunteers -- Painting, assembling new furniture, re-keying lockers, landscape cleanup, trash removal and technology projects.
Brown Middle School--97 volunteers--Landscape cleanup, painting, trash removal, technology projects and assisting teachers organize and clean classrooms.
Ladd Acres Elementary School--46 volunteers--Drainage improvements on the playground, landscape cleanup, painting, technology projects and assisting teachers organize and clean classrooms.
Patterson Elementary School--36 volunteers--Painting, landscape cleanup, technology projects and assisting teachers organize and clean classrooms.
Rosedale Elementary School--33 volunteers--Landscape cleanup, pressure washing outdoor areas, washing windows and technology projects.

Media are welcome and invited to attend the worksites to take pictures.

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Attached Media Files: 2016-07/107/96200/media_advisory_Intel_volunteers_beautify_six_schools_071816.pdf
NEW VIDEO & INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: Corrections Substance Abuse Program changes lives (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/18/16 10:06 AM
Lindsey Hood CSAP graduation
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VIDEO LINKS:
- On YouTube: https://youtu.be/hE3xMbm-zG4
- High-def .m4v on Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ucn2dhwhbqt1mq4/CSAP.m4v?dl=0
- On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/385638251522068/videos/vb.385638251522068/1052553178163902/
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Nearly 100 women have graduated from Clackamas County's Corrections Substance Abuse Program (CSAP) since it began in 2009. The innovative program helps women who are addicted to drugs and end up in the criminal justice system receive important treatment to begin a new life of sobriety.

Recently, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office profiled Lindsey Hood, a graduate of the program, on her journey through CSAP.

A former Trail Blazers dancer, Lindsey Hood had everything going for her -- until an addiction to heroin left her life in shambles. Two years later, Lindsey Hood has turned her life around. She hopes by sharing her story others may be motivated to get the help they need to live a clean and sober life without crime.

Here are links to the video story:
- On YouTube: https://youtu.be/hE3xMbm-zG4
- High-def .m4v on Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ucn2dhwhbqt1mq4/CSAP.m4v?dl=0
- On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/385638251522068/videos/vb.385638251522068/1052553178163902/

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY

Lindsey Hood is willing to do interviews with media. Interested media should contact Sgt. Brian Jensen at SheriffPIO@clackamas.us

More information on the Clackamas County Substance Abuse Program can be found here: http://www.clackamas.us/corrections/workrelease.html

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Attached Media Files: Lindsey Hood CSAP graduation
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to give refurbished bikes -- repaired by juvenile offenders -- to at-risk children; media invited (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/18/16 9:48 AM
Gerry Hines, who teaches the juvenile offenders to work on the bikes
Gerry Hines, who teaches the juvenile offenders to work on the bikes
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The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will award bicycles refurbished by juvenile offenders to 18 children in need at Boones Ferry Primary School (11495 SW Wilsonville Rd, Wilsonville) on Wednesday, July 20 at 11:00 a.m. Media is welcome to attend.

The Sheriff's Office donates unclaimed bikes from its Property Room to Love Inc. -- a local non-profit that takes donated items and repairs them to be donated back into the community. The bicycles will be given to children of incarcerated parents.

Love Inc. teaches offenders from the Clackamas County Juvenile Department to repair the bikes.

"This is the second time our office has had the opportunity to be a part of the bike donation," said Sheriff Craig Roberts. "We are grateful to partner with local non-profits like Love Inc. and Northwest Family Services that are truly making a difference in the lives of local children. Every kid needs a bike and to see the joy on their faces as they ride away is priceless."

A photo of Gerry Hines, who teaches the juvenile offenders to work on the bikes, is attached.

Sheriff Craig Roberts will ride his bike alongside deputies who will accompany children on their new bikes at the ceremony on Wednesday, July 20. Kids will enjoy snacks and have the opportunity to meet the Clackamas County Sheriff's office K-9 dogs and their handlers. Each child will also receive a helmet to go with his or her bicycle.

The bike giveaway is a partnership between Love Inc., Northwest Family Services, and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. Northwest Family Services supports programs focused on supporting individuals, families, and children ( http://www.nwfs.org/about-us ). The mission of Love Inc. in part is to respond to needs of those in the community and help in any way possible ( http://www.clackamasloveinc.org/ ). The partnership with Love Inc. and Oregon City Evangelical Church has been made possible by a Clackamas County grant serving vulnerable populations.

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Attached Media Files: Gerry Hines, who teaches the juvenile offenders to work on the bikes
Sun. 07/17/16
Update to:. Vancouver Police Seek Assistance Finding Missing Teenage Girl (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 07/17/16 11:01 PM
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The Vancouver Police Department requests the public's assistance in locating 13-year-old Patience Nicole Freimuth. Patience lives in east Vancouver, and was last seen on the evening of 7/12/2016 after going out with friends. Patience is 5 ft tall, 110 lbs, has blue eyes, and red-brown hair. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Patience Freimuth is requested to call 911.

Update info: Patience Freimuth was located Sunday evening after an alert citizen recognized her and made a report. Patience was returned directly to her family. The Vancouver Police Department thanks the many people who helped find her.


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Red Cross Responds to Vancouver Multi-Family Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/17/16 8:41 PM
Red Cross Disaster Responders had a follow-up call at 12:40p.m. Sunday to a multi-family fire that took place on Saturday July 16th. The fire occurred in the 4000 block of NE St. Johns Rd. in Vancouver. The fire affected 10 adults, 1 child and several pets. The Red Cross provided assistance with temporary lodging, assistance to address immediate temporary needs and information about recovery services. Additional information about this incident, if available may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and SW Washington) responds to an average of two homefires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helpingvictims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Two People Injured in Shooting Early Sunday Morning in Northeast Portland's Cully Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 07/17/16 10:10 AM
On Sunday July 17, 2016, at 1:27 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the area of Northeast 52nd Avenue and Prescott Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located two gunshot victims - a male and a female. Both were transported by ambulance to Portland hospitals for treatment to serious, but not believed to be life-threatening injuries.

Officers located a crime scene nearby, outside a home in the 5200 block of Northeast 55th Avenue, where some kind of underage party had been occurring at the time of the shooting.

No suspects were located at the scene and the Gang Enforcement Team responded to conduct an investigation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Man Arrested After Passenger Injured in Suspected DUII Crash (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/17/16 9:45 AM
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July 17, 2016--Sheriff's Deputies responded to a single vehicle crash in which a passenger sustained serious injuries. The driver of the vehicle was arrested for multiple crimes.

On July 16th, 2016 at 7:32 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a single vehicle crash in the 34000-block of SW Riedweg Road. When Sheriff's Deputies arrived, they found a green 1992 Toyota Camry on its top and down a ravine. Responding deputies located one of passengers and learned that the driver and a second passenger left the scene on foot. The two men who left the scene reportedly flagged down a car for help leaving the area. A few minutes later, the two were returned to the scene by the Good Samaritan.

Sheriff's Deputies determined that Randy Lopez-Perez, 22, of Beaverton was driving the Toyota at a high rate of speed and failed to negotiate a curve, causing the vehicle to roll down a ravine. Jesse Tarpley, 23, of Cornelius, was a passenger in the Toyota and was transported to OHSU with serious injuries.

The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to gather evidence and document the scene.

Randy Lopez-Perez was lodged at the Washington County Jail. He was charged with Third Degree Assault, DUII, Reckless Driving, and Reckless Endangering.


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Red Cross Responds to Battleground Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/17/16 5:56 AM
At approximately 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning Disaster Volunteers from the Red Cross responded to a fire in the 12000 block of NE 184th Street in Battleground, WA. The fire displaced 4 adults and 3 children and pets. The Red Cross provided assistance to address immediate basic needs and information about recovery services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.RedCross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Red Cross Responds to Vancouver Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/17/16 5:39 AM
At approximately 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning Disaster Volunteers from the Red Cross responded to a multi-family fire in Vancouver, WA. The fire displaced 7 adults and many pets and occurred in 4000 block of NE St. John's Road. The Red Cross provided assistance for temporary housing, assistance to address immediate needs and information about recovery services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.RedCross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Sat. 07/16/16
Head on collision in East county causes two fatalities and four others injured
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 07/16/16 11:55 PM
At 2045 today Estacada Fire responded to a two car head on motor vehicle accident. State Troopers who were first on scene found an unresponsive 7 year old in one of the vehicles. The Trooper performed CPR until fire and EMS crews arrived. The child was pronounced deceased on scene. With the aid of AMR and Life Flight, 5 others were transported to Portland area hospitals, 4 by air and one by ground ambulance. En route to the hospital, one patient died from injuries sustained in the accident.
At present HWY 224 is closed while law enforcement investigates the accident. The highway is closed just past the Memaloose Bridge. Traffic is being diverted toward Timothy lake.
Linn Deputies Investigate Death
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 07/16/16 8:30 PM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports that the Linn County Sheriff's Office 9-1-1 Dispatch Center received a call at 6:35 a.m. this morning from Kevin Hansen, 57, reporting that his friend was unresponsive. Hansen told deputies he is transient and recently has been staying in the Scio area.

Hansen said that he and his friend, 55-year-old James Arthur Byrns, who is also transient, were driving in the Roger's Mountain area of Scio. Hansen told deputies that he noticed Byrns had passed out and immediately called 9-1-1 when he discovered Byrns wasn't breathing.

Medics from the Scio and Lebanon Fire Departments responded, as did deputies from the Linn County Sheriff's Office. Byrns was transported by ambulance to Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital where he later died.

There were no obvious signs of foul play but the investigation into Byrns' death continues.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office was assisted by members of the Linn County Medical Examiner's Office.
Update - Triple Homicide in Woodland
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/16/16 4:54 PM
UPDATE: 07/16/2016
Suspect LUYSTER, Brent was taken into custody by Cowlitz County Deputies and WSP Troopers at approximately 16:15 Hrs. today. Luyster was found in the Gold Ford Explorer on the Ocean Beach Hwy and was taken into custody without incident. Detectives with the Clark County Regional Major Crimes Unit are continuing to investigate. Nothing further will be released at this time. Much appreciation to the media and public for bringing attention to this homicide case, tips and information resulting in the apprehension of the suspect.
Sgt. Fred M. Neiman



On 07/15/2016 at 10:20 pm Woodland PD responded to a possible victim of a gunshot wound at the AM/PM on CC Street. Upon arrival they located a female with a gunshot wound to the face. Information was developed that the shooting had occurred at 4006 NW 417th Street, Woodland, this is in Clark County. Members of the Clark County Sheriff's Office and Southwest Regional SWAT responded to the 417th Street address and located three deceased victims at the residence.

Information indicated that the suspect in the Shooting is:

Brent W. Luyster 08/18/80
White Male 6-00 tall 200 lbs shaved head. Numerous tattoos
(See Attached Photo)

He may be driving a Gold Ford Explorer with a cargo rack Washington License ATD5294
Or a White Ford Explorer Washington License AYH9994

or a White Ford Explorer.
Luyster is believed to be armed and extremely dangerous.

If anyone has information please call 9-1-1

Information will be updated as it becomes available
Firefighters Rescue Two Hikers That Fell Down Embankment at Wilsonville Memorial Park (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 07/16/16 3:17 PM
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Just before 1:00 pm today, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews responded to a report of an 87-year-old male who fell down a steep embankment while hiking along a trail at Wilsonville Memorial Park. The call to 911 indicated that the male was unable to climb back up the embankment.

Once crews arrived on scene, they discovered that the male was accompanied by a female that was also down on the riverbank, both unable to climb back up to the trail. The male and female had been hiking along a trail with their dog, when the dog fell down a 20-foot steep embankment onto the riverbank. The male and female went after the dog to rescue it. The uninjured dog was able to self-rescue and return back to the trail, leaving both the male and female unable to climb back up the steep terrain.

Firefighters rappelled approximately 20 feet and retrieved both hikers, assisting them back up to the trail.

The patients are unavailable for interviews at this time.

Temperatures outside are ideal for outdoor activities such as hiking. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue wants to remind everyone that if you find yourself in a similar situation, we encourage you to call for help. TVF&R crews are trained to perform a variety of rescues including rappelling down steep embankments.

To learn more about how we can assist you in an emergency, visit http://www.tvfr.com/index.aspx?nid=102


Attached Media Files: Crews rescue hikers 2 of 2 , Crews rescue hikers 1 of 2
Man falls 40 feet onto rocks, lays outside overnight (Photo)
Sandy Fire District - 07/16/16 12:43 PM
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Sandy, OR. On Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 06:44am Sandy Fire District and Hoodland Fire District were dispatched to 52780 Marmot Road at the old Marmot Dam site on the Sandy River. A mid-40's Sandy man had fallen approximately forty feet down a nearly vertical embankment onto rocks along the riverbank in a remote area of the Sandy River. The man was camping by himself along a trail above the river Friday night when he slipped and fell at about 11:00pm. The man laid on the rocks all night and was found by a fisherman this morning, the man had serious injuries and was conscious and alert.
The first units arrived on scene and Command was established. Paramedics from AMR's Reach and Treat Team and Sandy Fire District hiked in and were able to begin treatment to stabilize the patient and prepare him for transport. Members of the Clackamas County Regional Rope Rescue Team also responded and built a rope system to haul the patient back up the bank where he could be taken to an ambulance for transport to a Trauma Center. LifeFlight had been activated but had to abort due to poor weather conditions.
"The man was extremely lucky to have survived both the fall and laying out on the riverbank all night. The fisherman that found him did a great job and provided good information to responders" said Sandy Fire District Division Chief Scott Howland. "The citizens of Clackamas County are very fortunate that several fire departments participate in the Regional Rope Rescue Team and/or the Regional Water Rescue Consortium. The expertise and equipment these teams bring allow us to make safer and more efficient technical rescues."
Agencies participating in this rescue were Sandy Fire District, Hoodland Fire District, Estacada Fire District, Clackamas County Fire District #1, American Medical Response and the Clackamas County Sheriff's office. Photo's provided by the Sandy Fire District.
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Fatal Crash Highway 211 -- Clackamas County
Oregon State Police - 07/16/16 10:14 AM
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Thursday afternoon's single vehicle fatal crash on Highway 211 in Clackamas County.

On July 14, 2016, at about 4:15 p.m., OSP troopers and EMS responded to a single vehicle crash on Highway 211 near MP 22. Preliminary investigation indicates, that a 1961 Ford pickup, operated by Jacob DONDERO, age 33, from Caldwell ID, was northbound when it left the highway at a high rate of speed. The pickup rolled, coming to an uncontrolled rest in the brush approximately 20 feet off the roadway. The passenger in the vehicle, Anthony SCALLON, age 39, from Garland, TX, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Dondero was transported to OHSU for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. Speed and alcohol use are being investigated as contributing factors in the crash. Troopers determined that neither occupant was wearing safety belts at the time of the crash.

The highway was closed for nearly five (5) hours while troopers and members of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office CRAFT team investigated the crash scene.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office CRAFT team, ODOT and local EMS.

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PF&R Extinguishes Early Morning 2nd Alarm Fire in SE Portland. (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 07/16/16 9:37 AM
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At 6:25 this morning, fire crews responded to an exterior fire at 13908 SE Stark St. When crews arrived at the business, they noticed smoke coming from the the side of the building and attic. A second alarm was called at 6:37 am. Fire crews worked to quickly extinguish the exterior fire and then went inside the building and onto the roof to extinguish the attic fire.

PF&R's Arson Squad have determined that the cause of the fire was a discarded cigarette left in bark dust. Employees reported that at approximately 5:30 pm yesterday evening, they put water on smoldering bark dust outside the building and assumed the fire was out.

PF&R would like to remind citizens to properly extinguish your cigarette butts. If you do find a bark dust fire and are unsure of how to properly extinguish it, call 911.


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Deputies Searching for Missing 82 Year Old Salem Man (Located) (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/16/16 6:00 AM
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Mr. Sandvig has been found by a resident near Albus Road SE, he is uninjured and will be reunited with family shortly.



Our Search and Rescue Teams have been activated to assist deputies who are searching for 82 year old, Richard Sandvig of Salem who has been missing since around 2:00 a.m., Saturday morning. Mr. Sandvig is currently staying with his daughter in the 10000 block of James Way SE near Aumsville while he is recovering from a recent surgery. Mr. Sandvig may be attempting to head home to his residence in the 4000 block of State Street SE in Salem.

Mr. Sandvig is a white male adult, 5' 10" tall, 160 pounds, wearing a gray jacket, unknown color plaid pajama shirt, green camouflage pajama pants, green and neon yellow Under Armour shoes, black backpack and a black Seattle Sea Hawks baseball hat. Mr. Sandvig suffers from several medical conditions some of which cause him to become confused, if you see Mr. Sandvig please call 911.


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Shooting Investigation Underway in Waterfront Park - One Person Injured
Portland Police Bureau - 07/15/16 11:11 PM
On Friday July 15, 2016, at 10:46 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance with gunfire in Waterfront Park, near Southwest Morrison Street. Officers in the area heard the gunfire prior to witnesses calling 9-1-1.

Multiple officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire on the promenade, North of the Morrison Bridge. Officers also contacted one person suffering from a non-life-threatening injury, but it is unclear if it's due to gunfire.

Preliminary information indicates that the suspect is a black male in his 20s, 5'9" to 6'00" tall, wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans, and carrying a black backpack. Witnesses told police that the suspect was last seen running in the area of Southwest 2nd Avenue and Washington Street.

Officers are interviewing several people as part of the investigation.

No additional information is available this evening.

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UPDATE: Deputies are Seeking Help in Identifying Man (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/15/16 10:35 PM
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UPDATE: The mans family contacted authorities and we were able to reunite him with them.

Friday July 15, 2016 - Washington County Sheriff's Office is seeking the publics help in identifying a man found by paramedics at NW Thompson Road and NW Kaiser Road.

At 4:42 p.m., paramedics located a man walking near the intersection of NW Thompson Road and NW Kaiser Road. He was not able to tell paramedics his name, where he lives and he had no identification with him. He was transported to St. Vincent Hospital as a precaution.

The Sheriff's Office was contacted to assist with locating someone who knows or recognizes the man. He was wearing khaki pants and a khaki shirt. He also had a mag key and keys in his pocket. Please see attached picture of the man.

If anyone has information on his identity, please call non-emergency dispatch at 503-629-0111.


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Red Cross Responds to Vancouver Multi-Family Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/15/16 9:40 PM
Disaster Response Volunteers with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a multi-family in the 7800 block of 128th Ave. in Vancouver, WA. The response occurred at approximately 7:00pm and affected 2 adults and 2 pets. The Red Cross provided assistance for temporary housing, assistance to address immediate needs and information about recovery services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.RedCross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Suspect Steals Rolex From Mall Jeweler (Photo)
Tigard Police - 07/15/16 8:31 PM
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Tigard Police are investigating a theft which occurred Friday, July 15 at approximately 4:50 p.m. occurring at the Ben Bridge Jewelers located at the Washington Square Mall in Tigard. An employee of the store reported that a man entered the store and was inquiring about a Rolex watch. While inspecting the watch, the suspect allegedly ran from the store with the item. Tigard Police checked the area however the suspect was not located. Surveillance photos depict an adult white male in his 30s, approximately 5'8" and muscular build. No one was injured during the incident.

If anyone has information regarding the suspect or the incident, they are urged to contact Tigard Police at 503-718-COPS (2677).


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Vancouver Police advisory regarding traffic congestion and street closures in west Vancouver on Saturday
Vancouver Police Dept. - 07/15/16 5:51 PM
Vancouver, Wash. --On Saturday, July 16, 2016, multiple streets on the west side of Vancouver will be experiencing significant traffic congestion and street closures due to an event on Main Street. The street closures and traffic congestion are anticipated from 6:00 a.m. -- 11:00 p.m.

Main Street will be closed in both directions from Fourth Plain Blvd. to Evergreen Blvd. Drivers attempting to access to Main Street from Broadway or Washington will also experience multiple side street closures or limited access and should be prepared to take alternate routes.

Drivers traveling through the area are asked to obey all traffic control personnel, practice attentive driving and obey all pedestrian right of way laws as there will be large numbers of pedestrians in the area. Pedestrians should follow all pedestrian laws which include using marked or signaled crosswalks when crossing any street.

For attendees of the event who may be parking in any of the surrounding neighborhoods, do not block driveways or mailboxes.



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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.
Vancouver Chamber is Accepting Nominations for the 2016 "Business & Leadership Awards" until August 12th
Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce - 07/15/16 4:44 PM
(VANCOUVER, Wash.) -- The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC) has released their 2016 "Business and Leadership Award" form online at vancouverusa.com. There are five awards available to Southwest Washington Businesses. Last year the GVCC renamed the "Community Builder Award" to the "Business of the Year Award." This award has two categories: one award for small businesses (defined as 25 employees or less) and one award for large businesses making a positive impact on the community. Individuals can apply for either the Community Champion Award or the Community Statesman Award. The fifth award available is the "Start-up to Watch" award (defined as a business in their first five years). The nomination forms are due on Friday, August 12th 2016 to the GVCC by 5pm.

Award finalists will be invited to the GVCC's Annual Officer Installation and Awards Event on Thursday, September 15th at the Hilton. There, the award recipient will be presented with a plaque. This is the fifth year for the GVCC's "Business and Leadership Award" program. Last year's winners include: Columbia Credit Union (Business of the Year -- Large Category), Schwabe Law Offices (Business of the Year -- Small Category), Trek Global (2015 Start-up to Watch), State Senator Annette Cleveland (Statesman of the Year), and Scott Campbell of Waste Connections (Community Champion). A full list of past award recipients can be found at: http://www.vancouverusa.com/pages/BusinessLeadershipAwards

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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Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and Hacienda CDC to hold free Foreclosure Prevention & Home Preservation Event on Aug. 10
Wells Fargo - 07/15/16 4:37 PM
PORTLAND -- Wells Fargo Home Mortgage is working with the nonprofit Hacienda Community Development Corp. to co-host a Foreclosure Prevention & Home Preservation Event in Portland on Aug. 10. The free event is intended to help Wells Fargo mortgage customers who are facing financial issues and delinquent in their loan payments.

"The whole premise is home retention: keeping customers in their homes. What can we do to help our customer sustain homeownership? If there's some kind of way we can provide assistance, we want to do that," said Charles Connor of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.

The event will run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hacienda's offices, 6700 N.E. Killingsworth St. Wells Fargo is encouraging its customers to register by Aug. 8 online at wellsfargo.com/attend. Registration is recommended but walk-ins will be welcome.

The event is open to anyone with a Wells Fargo mortgage. Potential attendees can call (866) 790-3276 for more information.

A customer should only need to spend about three hours at the event. It might take longer for Wells Fargo to reach a decision but the homeowner won't need to remain on site unless they choose to.

Customers will be asked to bring their loan documents. Wells Fargo will determine if the customer qualifies for the federal government's Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) or some other option that temporarily halts the collection process.

Participants will meet with a Hacienda housing counselor who will review the customer's situation and hardship. The counselor will suggest a workout option, such as a modification,
temporary forbearance or a loan restructuring so the customer can afford the loan payments.

A Wells Fargo underwriter will then review the file for potential options.

"If we have everything we need, we can make the decision right there. If we need more information, Hacienda will continue working with the client to get the necessary documents and submit them to us later," Connor said.

Serving Oregonians since 1852, Wells Fargo is the nation's leading originator and servicer of residential mortgages, offering home loans through the largest network of mortgage locations and bank branches, online, and via phone.

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Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue adds new look to vehicle (Photo)
Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue - 07/15/16 3:49 PM
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Cowlitz County, WA- Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue (C2FR) has added a vibrant new look to one of their vehicles. C2FR purchased a used 2007 Ford Explorer from Cowlitz County motor pool and added a decorative wrap featuring red flames and a new department slogan "The desire to serve, the courage to act, the ability to protect". The SUV was featured in this year's 4th of July parade in Longview which generated some attention. The new wrap is intended to peak interest in volunteering for Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue and was funded from a FEMA volunteer recruitment and retention grant that was awarded to C2FR in 2013. Wicked Wraps, out of Seattle, aided in the design and donated 10 percent of the total cost of the project. They intend to enter the SUV, for the service vehicle category, in an annual contest in "Signs of the Times" magazine next year. The SUV will be present at C2FR's informational open house at their Baker's corner station (22) at 5699 Ocean Beach Hwy in Longview on July 27th from 6 to 9pm.

Cowlitz 2 currently has 77 active volunteers, in addition to 33 career firefighters, and is always accepting applications. Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue maintains five volunteer fire stations covering 152 square miles located in and around the cities of Kelso and Longview, Washington, between the cities of Castle Rock and Kalama on the I-5 corridor. Volunteers are assigned to a station depending on where they live. For more information on volunteering for Cowlitz 2 visit: www.c2fr.org or call (360) 578-5218.


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Health advisory lifted for Metolius and Crooked River arms of Lake Billy Chinook
Oregon Health Authority - 07/15/16 2:42 PM
July 15, 2016

Reduced blue-green algae levels confirmed; continued caution with pets advised

The Oregon Health Authority has lifted the health advisory issued July 1 and extended July 8 for the Metolius and Crooked River arms of Lake Billy Chinook, located 12 miles west of Madras in Jefferson County.

Water monitoring has confirmed that the level of blue-green algae toxins are below guideline values for human exposure. However, the Oregon Health Authority recommends that people continue to be cautious with their pets in the lake because toxins are still above the very low exposure levels established for dogs.

Oregon health officials advise recreational visitors to always be alert to signs of algae blooms in Oregon waters, because only a fraction of the many lakes in Oregon are monitored for blue-green algae by state and federal agencies. People and their pets should avoid areas where the water is foamy, scummy, thick like paint, pea-green, blue-green or brownish red in color, if a thick mat of blue-green algae is visible in the water, or bright green cells are suspended in the water column. If you observe these signs in the water you are encouraged to avoid activities that cause you to swallow water or inhale droplets, such as swimming or high-speed water activities.

For health information, to report human or pet illnesses due to blooms, or to ask questions about a news release, contact the Oregon Health Authority at 971-673-0400. For information about advisories issued or lifted for the season, contact the Oregon Public Health toll-free information line at 1-877-290-6767 or visit the Harmful Algae Blooms website at http://healthoregon.org/hab and select "Algae Bloom Advisories."

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Oregon State Library Board Executive Committee Meeting, 7/26/16
Oregon State Library - 07/15/16 1:49 PM
The Executive Committee of the Oregon State Library Board will meet by phone on Tuesday, July 26. Aletha Bonebrake of Baker City will chair the meeting, which will begin at 4:00 p.m.

Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting may come to Room 205 at the Oregon State Library. To listen to this meeting via telephone, please contact Jessica Rondema for information (503-378-2464, jessica.rondema@state.or.us).

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
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
July 26, 2016
4:00 p.m.
Oregon State Library Room 205
Aletha Bonebrake, Chair

Agenda

4:00 p.m. Report of the State Librarian Dahlgreen

4:30 Discussion of the Board Meeting scheduled for August 26, 2016 Bonebrake

4:45 Other business Bonebrake

5:00 p.m. Adjournment Bonebrake


NOTE: The times of all agenda items are approximate and subject to change.
VA Schedules 2 Million Appointments Using Veterans Choice Program
VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) - 07/15/16 1:00 PM
Improvements made in increasing access to Community Care, but more work to be done.

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Veterans Choice Program (VCP) has reached a key milestone in improving access to health care for Veterans. More than two million appointments have been scheduled through the program.

"While two million appointments have been scheduled using the Choice Program and we are making progress, we will not rest until all Veterans who choose VA to be their healthcare provider are receiving the care they need, when they need it," said VA Secretary Robert McDonald. "We will continue to make strides towards an integrated care network, and I urge Congress to enact our Plan to Consolidate Community Care so we can continue to build upon our progress."

The Choice Act, which included the VCP, was passed in August 2014 to help Veterans access timely health care both within VA and the community. VA was required to implement a new, national program in just 90 days, with new requirements that complicated the way VA provides
community care. VA recognized many of these challenges very early in the implementation of the program and VA and all our stakeholders have been working together to make needed changes while implementing this new nationwide program.

VA has outlined a path to improve community care and create a program that is easy to understand, simple to administer, and meets the needs of Veterans, community providers, and VA staff. VA submitted this plan to Congress in October 2015.

Within the Plan are several legislative proposals that VA and Congress need to work on together to improve the experiences for Veterans and community providers.

- The first proposal would increase Veterans' access to community care providers by allowing VA to enter into agreements with local community providers.
- The second would streamline when and how much VA pays for health care services by having VA be the primary payer.
- The third fix would allow VA to more accurately account for healthcare purchased in the community.
- Finally, the last request is for funding and funding flexibility to improve access to care, reimburse the cost of emergency treatment, and create value-based payment models to best serve Veterans that need community care.

"VA is developing innovative ideas and solutions to enhance the Veterans experience and strengthen partnerships with community providers" said Dr. Baligh Yehia, Assistant Deputy Undersecretary for Health, Community Care. "The Choice Program of today is a very different program than the one rolled out in November 2014. Many improvements have been made and we continue to work to deliver care to Veterans where and when they need it."

VCP PROGRESS TO DATE
- Over 2 million appointments scheduled using the VCP significantly increases Veterans access to care.
- Since the start of VCP we have seen a dramatic increase in utilization. From October 2015 to March 2016 VCP authorizations for care have increased 103 percent.
- Over the course of the last 12 months, the Choice Provider Network has grown by 85 percent. The network now has over 350,000 providers and facilities.
- Improved timeliness of payments to community providers by removing the requirement that VA receive the Veteran's entire medical record prior to payment.
Reduced administrative burden for medical record submission for community providers by streamlining the documentation required.
- To enhance care coordination for Veterans, we have embedded contractor staff with VA staff at select locations.
- Created dedicated teams from across the county to deliver community care improvements.
- VA has also partnered with Congress to change laws to improve the community care experience by:
- Removing the enrollment date requirement for Choice, allowing more Veterans to receive community care.
- Implementing criteria of 40-mile driving distance from medical facility with primary care physician to increase number of Veterans accessing the program Implementing the unusual or excessive burden criteria to increase access for Veterans that do not meet other eligibility criteria.
- Expanding the episode of care authorization from 60 days to up to one year to reduce the administrative burdens of Veterans,community providers, and VA staff.

"VA needs Congress's continued support to keep driving progress forward," added VA Secretary Robert McDonald. "Several legislative barriers remain which inhibit improvements outlined in our Plan to Consolidate Community Care Programs."
(http://www.va.gov/opa/publications/VA_Community_Care_Report_11_03_2015.pdf)
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Three Portland Men Arrested For Charges Related to Shooting in Columbia River Gorge- Hood River County * Update* (Photo)
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Three Portland men were arrested on Wednesday July 13, 2016 on charges in relation to a shooting that happened on the night of Tuesday July 12, 2016 on Herman Creek Road near I-84 in Hood River County.

The three men, AUSTIN GREGORY STEED age 20, CHANCE COREY PINKARD age 19 and DESHONE JAHEEL BROOKS age 21, all residents from Portland, Oregon were all lodged at the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility (NORCOR) in The Dalles on charges of Attempted Murder, Assault 1st degree and Robbery 1st Degree.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the three men drove to Herman Creek Road, which is near I-84 approximately 4 miles east of Cascade Locks on the night of Tuesday July 12, 2016. While at that location, the three met with CHARLES KANE JR., age 23 and CODY DALE RAU age 21, both from Portland, Oregon. KANE JR. and RAU had drove to the Herman Creek meeting site in separate vehicles. While at the Herman Creek location, KANE JR. was shot in the left arm.
KANE JR. and RAU left the scene in their vehicles and stopped along I-84 near the Wyeth interchange. From there, KANE JR. was transported to the Gresham area by RAU. KANE JR. and RAU were contacted by police in the Gresham area. KANE JR. was transported to Emmanuel Hospital in Portland where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

STEED, PICKARD and BROOKS were located in the area of the shooting by troopers from the Oregon State Police The Dalles Area Command and deputies from the Hood River Sheriff's Office.

An investigation into the shooting is ongoing at this time. The Oregon State Police was assisted by deputies and detectives from the Hood River Sheriff's Office and the Wasco County Sheriff's Office as well as the Hood River District Attorney. No further information will be released pending authorization from the Hood River District Attorney.

Photographs provided by Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility.

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Previous Release:

Shooting Investigation - Hood River County - 07/13/16

The Oregon State Police (OSP) is investigating a shooting that occurred along I-84 on Herman Creek Road, in Hood River County.

On July 12, 2016 at approximately 11:30pm, The Skamania County Washington 911 center received a report that a subject had been shot along I-84 west of Hood River. The emergency call was passed onto Hood River 911 center. Officers were able to locate the injured subject and arrange for transport to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland for treatment of a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Officers from OSP, the Wasco County Sheriff's Office and the Hood River Sheriff's Office are in the process of conducting an investigation into the shooting. While the investigation is continuing, information gathered indicates that there is no threat to the general public in relation to this incident.

Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, no further information is available at this time.

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City to host groundbreaking ceremony for waterfront pier on July 18
City of Vancouver - 07/15/16 12:07 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- The City of Vancouver will celebrate the start of construction of a new waterfront pier at a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, July 18 at 1:00 p.m. Speakers will include: David Hodges, U.S. Senator Patty Murray's Office, Southwest Washington Director; Annette Cleveland, Washington State Senator; Sharon Wylie, Washington State Representative; Barry Cain, Gramor Development; and Timothy D. Leavitt, Mayor, City of Vancouver. The event is free and the public is invited to attend. Entrance to the groundbreaking is off Columbia Way near Esther Street at the downtown Vancouver waterfront.

"This groundbreaking ceremony will mark an exciting moment in time as we begin to see the plans for the waterfront pier and park become a reality," said Mayor Leavitt. "This project represents a successful public/private partnership and a culmination of years of planning to create a world class waterfront park right here in the city of Vancouver on the shores of the Columbia River."

The unique, cable-stay pier was designed by nationally recognized public artist Larry Kirkland and will be the focal point of the surrounding waterfront park. The extraordinary design of the pier does not rely on traditional pilings for support but will be suspended 90 feet over the river from cables, creating a spectacular and distinctive landmark for Vancouver. Fisher Marantz Stone, an award-winning architectural lighting design firm, is creating a unique lighting design for the pier, park and its features. The City's contractor, Rotschy Inc. of Vancouver, starts pier construction work on July 18, with completion anticipated by the end of 2017.

The waterfront park construction will go out for bids in the fall of 2016. The 7.3-acre waterfront park, designed by PWL Partnership, will be the first new public park built within the city limits in more than seven years. This City-led project is supported by partner Gramor Development, along with state and federal agencies with additional grant funding provided by the State of Washington Recreation Conservation Office, Washington State Transportation Access Program, Washington State Department of Transportation and the Washington State Department of Commerce.

The pier groundbreaking follows a recent announcement by Kirkland Development of their plans to begin construction of Hotel Indigo next spring on Block 4 at the foot of Esther Street, and also Gramor Development's announcement of Twig's Bistro & Martini Bar as a tenant of a forthcoming restaurant building on Block 12 at the foot of Grant Street and M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust as a primary tenant of an office building on Block 6, both of which are scheduled to start construction this fall.

To learn more about the waterfront park and waterfront development project, please visit www.cityofvancouver.us/waterfront and www.thewaterfrontvancouverusa.com.
Prospective Students Invited to Pacific University During Oregon Private College Week, July 25-29 (Photo)
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FOREST GROVE -- Pacific University is proud to be among 12 private, nonprofit colleges and universities across the state opening their doors to prospective students and their families for Oregon Private College Week.

Governor Kate Brown declared July 25-29, 2016 to be Oregon Private College Week, a proclamation that cites the indispensable contributions of the state's private, nonprofit sector of higher education to Oregon's communities and to the state's 40-40-20 education attainment goal.

Students who register in advance and visit at least four institutions during the week will receive application fee waivers. Students may use these fee waivers to apply to any Alliance member college or university.

Together, Alliance colleges and universities enroll 19 percent of Oregon's undergraduate students, award 23 percent of Oregon's undergraduate degrees and confer 25 percent of the bachelor's degrees awarded to minority students in the state, including high-need fields such as STEM (20%), health professions (35%), business (24%), and public administration and social service (22%).

Together, the private nonprofit sector offers degrees in more than 240 fields of study, such as engineering and computer science.

Approximately 60 percent of students enrolled in Alliance member institutions graduates within four years, saving time and money. Governor Brown's proclamation also cites the economic contribution that Oregon's private, nonprofit colleges and universities make to the state's economy.

During Oregon Private College Week, prospective students and their families are invited to come ask questions, learn about academic programs and financial aid, meet experts in admission, and tour the campus.  College officials will also address common myths about private higher education:

    - Thirty-two percent of Alliance undergraduates qualify for federal Pell Grants based on income.

    - The Alliance member institutions are cost effective.  The average indebtedness of Alliance graduates is lower than the national average for private colleges and universities and similar to that of public institution graduates.

    - Ninety-two percent of first time, first year students receive financial aid, with an average grant and scholarship award of over $19,000.

According to research conducted by Eduventures, 71 percent of prospective students identify the campus visit as the most trusted source of information about a college.  There's certainly no better way for students to experience the "feel" of a campus and to discover their "best fit" for college.

Sessions will begin at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29. In addition to Pacific University, other participating institutions include Concordia University, Corban University, George Fox University, Lewis & Clark College, Linfield College, Marylhurst University, Northwest Christian University, University of Portland, Reed College, Warner Pacific College and Willamette University. For more information, please visit oregonprivatecolleges.com.

About The Alliance
The Alliance represents 18 of Oregon's regionally accredited, nonprofit private higher education institutions. Together, Alliance colleges and universities enroll more than 37,000 students and deliver approximately 30% of all baccalaureate degrees and higher awarded in Oregon.  The Alliance intersects the needs of business and industry, private nonprofit colleges and universities, and the public good to create real solutions that build a more educated and skilled workforce for Oregon. For more information, please visit oaicu.org.

About Pacific University
Founded in 1849, Pacific University inspires students to think, care, create, and pursue justice in our world. Pacific offers prospective undergraduate students more than 65 programs to choose from in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and business disciplines. For more information, please visit pacificu.edu.




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Salem Health West Valley Foundation awards scholarships to two dozen students
Salem Health - 07/15/16 10:25 AM
The Salem Health West Valley Foundation announces that 24 students in medically related fields will receive scholarships for the 2016 to 2017 school year. The Foundation granted a total of $19,500 in scholarships to students pursuing degrees in a variety of programs.

Recipients for the 2016 to 2017 school year:

DALLAS: Mitchell Bollman; Hayden Broadus; Jennifer Broadus; Leslie Classen; Amanda Dankenbring; Jessica Fenton; Brenda Hess; Cheyenne Locke; Shaymarie Parker; Abigail Teal; Savannah Williams; Elizabeth York
FALLS CITY: Mandy Graham
MONMOUTH: MaKenzie Davis; Sarah Solvedt
SALEM: Brooke Arceneaux; Rebecca Elmer; Kyle Lenz; Pierce Moon; Gerri Pratt; Stephanie Rodriguez; McKayla Ruettgers; Heidi Sunderman; Jillian Sunderman

This is the ninth year that the Salem Health West Valley Foundation has awarded scholarships. This year's scholarship awards were funded by the proceeds from the Foundation's 2015 Moonlight & Vines Gala. The 2016 Moonlight & Vines Gala will be held Friday, Aug. 19 at the Nesmith Readiness Center in Dallas. For ticket information, please call the Salem Health West Valley Foundation office at 503-831-3456.

The Salem Health West Valley Foundation is a charitable organization that supports programs and services at Salem Health West Valley. Its 15 member Board of Directors helps to raise funds and manage the resources of the Foundation. Visit us at www.salemhealth.org/wvhf.
Salem Health Foundation grants scholarships to 64 college students
Salem Health - 07/15/16 10:17 AM
The Salem Health Foundation announced that more than five dozen students in medical or medically related fields will receive scholarships for the 2016 to 2017 academic year. A total of $173,250 will be awarded to students pursuing degrees in a variety of medical programs.

Several named scholarships were awarded in honor or memory of local community members, including the Bailey physician scholarship, the Happ Jackson imaging scholarship, the Elmera "Tiny" Richardson nursing scholarship, the Sewell Family scholarship, and the Grayce & Glola Sigg nursing scholarship. In addition, the Salem Self-Help Nursing Scholarship was awarded through the Salem Foundation.

Recipients for the 2016 to 2017 school year:

ALBANY: Megan Nelson
AMITY: Megan Bortnem; Daniela Juarez Rodriguez
AUMSVILLE: Shelby Dewar; Ty Weber
DALLAS: Jennifer Broadus; Leslie Classen; Brenda Hess; Kimberly Jaeger; Whitney McMullin; Shaymarie Parker; Elizabeth York
FALLS CITY: Mandy Graham
GATES: Julie Minton
KEIZER: Erin Ibarra; Sharon Marsoun; Jason Mudrick
MONMOUTH: Valerie Alabdrabalnabi; Aubrey Hulse; Sarah Solvedt
NEWBERG: Lindsay Egeberg
SALEM: Paige Baldwin; Sara Banning; Hannah Bauer; Kelly Blanco; Nicole Blanco-Mills; Heather Boone; Tracy Broyles; Travis Chapman; Dillon Chase; Jon Deming; Joel Donley; Leah Eaton; Rebecca Elmer; Carol Hannibal; Dominik Heidemeyer; Daryn Jones; Hannah Kuizenga; Robin Large; Kyle Lenz; Benjamin D. Long; Amanda Lowe; Loung Ly; Teresa McCarrell; Stephanee Miller; Pierce Moon; Nduta Nyoro-Cayton; Gerri Pratt; Kelsey Rank; Stephanie Rodriguez; Christina Rodriguez; Zachary Smith; Heidi Sunderman; Jillian Sunderman; Nikki Thomas; Monique Vierra; Laura Vogt; Annette Whitney
SCIO: Rebecca Stine
SHERIDAN: Kaci Jones
SILVERTON: Brian Reif; Amber Williams
STAYTON: Brooke Jordan
SUBLIMITY: Renee Martizia-Rash

The Salem Health Foundation was established in 1968 by a group of Salem citizens interested in advancing health care through donations. It is a charitable, tax-exempt organization that supports medical and medically related projects of Salem Health. 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. Visit us at www.salemhealth.org/foundation.
ODVA Lowers 20-year Home Loan Rate to 2.50 percent
Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs - 07/15/16 10:06 AM
SALEM -- The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs (ODVA) has lowered its competitive home loan rates and is now offering a 20-year fixed rate loan starting at 2.50 percent with a 1.375 percent origination fee (2.685 APR).

Additionally, the program's 30-year loan rate is now starting at 2.75 percent with a 1.375 percent origination fee (2.781 APR) or 3.00 percent (3.031 APR) with no origination fee.

The ORVET Home Loan Program is a state of Oregon veteran benefit and is separate from the federal VA home loan guaranty program. Even if a veteran has purchased a home using the federal VA program, they may still be eligible for an ORVET home loan.

"The ORVET Home Loan Program continues to provide veterans one of the lowest home loan interest rates available to qualified home buyers," said Cameron Smith, Director of the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs. "Our new rates remain competitive with today's market and continue to provide our veterans a great opportunity to buy a home."

The ORVET Home Loan is a lifetime benefit for eligible veterans with a maximum loan amount of $417,000 for a single family, owner occupied residence.

For more information about eligibility and rate details, contact ODVA's Home Loan Department at 888-673-8387, or visit www.oregon.gov/ODVA/HOMELOANS.

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UPDATE #2 - Homicide Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/15/16 10:03 AM
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The suspect killed in Thursday's home invasion robbery has been identified as 30-year-old Anthony James Lazarides (pronounced Lazz-uh-reedies). The Medical Examiner determined that he died of gunshot wounds.

The victim homeowner is a 45-year-old man who suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to one of his hands. He was treated and released from a Portland hospital and has cooperated with detectives. His name is not being listed for privacy and safety reasons.

Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying associates of Lazarides that may have been involved in the robbery.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319, mark.slater@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762, erik.kammerer@portlandoregon.gov.

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Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate this morning's homicide in Southeast Portland.

The homeowner was treated and released from a Portland hospital and is cooperating with detectives.

Preliminary information indicates that the homeowner was the victim of a home invasion robbery involving multiple suspects. One of the suspects was killed inside the home and the others fled the area.

Very little information is available about the other suspects and detectives are continuing to follow leads in the case.

No arrests have been made and updates will be provided when they become available.

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On Thursday July 14, 2016, at 12:53 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 8300 block of Southeast 64th Avenue on the report that an intruder was shot by a homeowner.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the homeowner, who was suffering from injuries that appeared non-life-threatening. The homeowner was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital.

Inside the home, officers located a deceased individual.

Homicide detectives, Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division and the Medical Examiner are responding to the scene and are in the early stages of an investigation.

At this point, no other details can be confirmed or shared about the incident. Updates are not expected to be released until late Thursday morning.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is not responding to the scene but will be available mid-morning for updates.

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

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Wells Fargo reports $5.6 billion in quarterly net income
Wells Fargo - 07/15/16 7:58 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) reported net income of $5.6 billion, or $1.01 per diluted common share, for second quarter 2016, compared with $5.7 billion, or $1.03 per share, for second quarter 2015, and $5.5 billion, or $0.99 per share, for first quarter 2016.

Chairman and CEO John Stumpf said, "Wells Fargo's second quarter results demonstrated our ability to generate consistent performance during periods of economic, capital markets and interest rate uncertainty. Compared with a year ago, we had solid growth in loans, deposits and customers, which are our fundamental drivers of long-term value. We also improved our efficiency ratio while continuing to reinvest in the franchise. We returned more capital to our shareholders in the quarter and were pleased to have received a non-objection to our 2016 Capital Plan from the Federal Reserve. We remain well positioned to continue to meet the financial needs of our customers."

Chief Financial Officer John Shrewsberry added, "Second quarter results benefited from our diversified business model, as demonstrated by higher linked-quarter net interest income, growth in many of our fee-based businesses and positive operating leverage. Earning assets increased in the second quarter, driven by growth in both loans and investment securities. Investment securities were up $18.5 billion in the second quarter, reflecting gross purchases of approximately $38 billion compared with $5 billion in first quarter. Second quarter purchases were made at interest rate levels above those available late in the quarter, after the 'Brexit' vote. We continue to have capacity for additional deployment of liquidity, but will remain disciplined in our investment approach. Capital remained strong with a net payout ratio of 62 percent in the quarter, as we returned $3.2 billion to shareholders through common stock dividends and net share repurchases."

To read the full earnings news release, go to wellsfargo.com.

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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting One Family in Lincoln City
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/14/16 10:21 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at approximately 8 p.m. in the 2800 block of NE 47th St in Lincoln City, Ore. The fire affected one family, including one adult and one child. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.RedCross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Firefighters Respond to Toxic Exposure near Bridgeport Village (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 07/14/16 7:16 PM
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Just before 5:00pm this evening firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue were called to a report of a toxic exposure inside a Lasik eye surgery clinic near the 7400 block of SW Bridgeport Rd. Initial reports to 911 dispatchers indicated that an employee had been exposed to potentially harmful gases used in the Lasik eye surgery procedure while changing out a gas cylinder. Due to the involvement of potentially hazardous materials responding firefighters requested that additional resources be added to the call, including TVFR's Hazardous Materials Team.

Firefighters from the Tualatin Fire Station, who are also part of the Hazardous Materials Team, arrived within minutes of dispatch and began to assess the situation. One patient was treated for minor symptoms as a result of the exposure to the gases, which included Fluorine and Helium used in the medical procedure. That patient was transported with non-life-threatening injuries to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland for evaluation.

Hazardous Materials technicians made entry into the business to confirm that the leak had been contained. Firefighters were able to confirm that the employee was able to shut the valve off before exiting the structure. No other signs of gas were found in the building.

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Vancouver Police warn public of firearm that may have been tossed by suspect during pursuit
Vancouver Police Dept. - 07/14/16 6:44 PM
Vancouver, Wash. --On Sunday, July 10, 2016, the Clark County Sheriff's Office located an occupied stolen vehicle in a parking lot in the 14500 block of NE Fourth Plain Blvd. The suspect fled from the area and into the city limits of Vancouver where Vancouver Police began to pursue the fleeing suspect vehicle, which was eventually stopped in the area of SE 104th Ave. /St. Helens St. and the suspect was arrested.

Detectives from the Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes Unit served a search warrant on the vehicle and located a .40 magazine and several .40 rounds. Detectives are warning the public that the suspect may have thrown a .40 semi-automatic pistol out of the vehicle window during the incident, which stretched across parts of Clark County near the northeast edge of the city of Vancouver limits and through sections of northeast Vancouver. The exact route of travel of the suspect is unknown as the suspect was able to pull away from pursuing law enforcement several times during the incident.

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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.
***Update*** West Linn Police Statement Regarding Officer's Social Media Posts
West Linn Police Dept. - 07/14/16 6:02 PM
Update
Officer Newberry has been placed on administrative leave pending the results of an internal investigation.

(Original Message)

Today, July 14, 2016, at about 1230 pm we were made aware of certain Facebook posts made by one of our officers. An investigation into this conduct has been started to determine what if any policies of the West Linn Police Department and the City of West Linn may have been violated. This is an ongoing personnel issue and as such we cannot comment further at this time.

The West Linn Police Department takes allegations of wrong doing seriously and will take appropriate action to hold our members accountable. We work hard to maintain the trust of those we serve.
The Governor's Commission on Senior Services Executive Committee will meet Thursday, July 28 in Salem
Oregon Department of Human Services - 07/14/16 4:47 PM
The Governor's Commission on Senior Services Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 1 -- 2:30 p.m. at the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, 500 Summer St. NE, Room 165, Salem. The meeting is open to the public.

The agenda includes regular commission business, a period for public comment announcements, commission appointments, a report out on the Pendleton Meet and Greet, and the creation of an agenda for August 11 joint meeting with the Oregon Disabilities Commission.

People can also call into the meeting or attend via webinar: Conference line: 888-363-4735; participant code: 3439085.

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

For questions about the meeting, please contact: Rebecca Arce, policy analyst at Rebecca.E.Arce@state.or.us.
Agencies extend deadline for Cleaner Air Oregon Advisory Committee application process to July 21
Oregon Health Authority - 07/14/16 4:40 PM
July 14, 2016

Portland -- The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the Oregon Health Authority are extending the deadline to July 21 for accepting applications for community stakeholder positions on the Cleaner Air Oregon Advisory Committee. The agencies have learned that an additional week is important to allow full participation.

The application process is the result of the two agencies' efforts align air toxics regulations with public health, based on community input from a 14-day comment period that closed May 27. That community input helped identify key additional positions on the advisory committee to better ensure representation of diverse community interests. Every public comment was factored into the process.

To fill the 10 open advisory committee positions, DEQ and OHA are seeking applications from qualified parties representing neighborhood groups, small businesses, unions and people with technical or academic expertise in pollution control or toxics.

These additional committee openings, along with 14 committee seats identified by DEQ and OHA, will help advise the agencies on the regulatory reform process. The goal of the advisory committee is to represent a diversity of state perspectives on air quality, including tribal entities health organizations, local government, environmental justice, industry, statewide environmental organizations and other affected groups.

In April Governor Kate Brown announced the launch of Cleaner Air Oregon, a new initiative to reform industrial air toxics regulations and align them with public health. DEQ and OHA have begun the formal rulemaking process to assemble the Cleaner Air Oregon Advisory Committee as part of the effort to engage the public in creating human health risk-based rules for industrial facilities, for consideration by the Environmental Quality Commission.

Those interested in applying for one of the open stakeholder positions on the advisory committee should complete and submit the application, which is available on the DEQ website at https://www.oregon.gov/deq/RulesandRegulations/Pages/Advisory/Acleanerair2017.aspx. The application period closes July 21 at 4 p.m.

To learn more about this rulemaking and the advisory committee you can visit the rulemaking web page at https://www.oregon.gov/deq/RulesandRegulations/Pages/2017/Rcleanerair2017.aspx

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Double Fatal Crash Highway 47 -- Washington County *Update names released* (Photo)
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Wednesday afternoon's double fatal crash on Highway 47 in Washington County.

On July 13, 2016 at about 3:23 p.m., OSP troopers responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 47 near milepost 69. Once on scene, troopers observed two Ford F-150 pickups that were fully engulfed in fire and had been involved in a near head-on crash. The collision occurred when a northbound white and red 1995 Ford F150 being operated by Kelly D. FULTZ, age 39, from Hillsboro, crossed over the centerline on a curved section of the highway and struck an oncoming southbound black 2014 Ford F150 being operated by Tim V. MARSHALL, age 58, from Beaverton. Following the impact the southbound F150, operated by Marshall, rotated away from the area of impact and came to a final uncontrolled rest approximately 20 feet down an embankment and on its passenger side. The northbound F150, operated by Fultz, came to final uncontrolled rest within the southbound travel lane. As a result of the damage sustained in the collision both vehicles suffered extensive fire damage.

Both Fultz and Marshall were declared deceased at the scene. Speed and distracted driving are being investigated as possible contributing factors.

The highway was closed for about five (5) hours while investigators completed a reconstruction of the crash scene. ODOT established detours in the area during the closure.

OSP was assisted on scene by Vernonia Rural Fire Protection District, Banks Fire Rescue, Vernonia Police Department, the Washington County Medical Examiner and ODOT.

Photographs provided by OSP.

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Double Fatal Crash Highway 47 -- Washington County - 07/13/16
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Wednesday afternoon's double fatal crash on Highway 47 in Washington County.

Preliminary information indicates that on July 13, 2016 at about 3:23 p.m., OSP troopers responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 47 near milepost 69. Once on scene, troopers observed two Ford F-150 pickups that were fully engulfed in fire and had been involved in a near head-on crash. One of the pickups came to an uncontrolled rest in the southbound lane and the other came to an uncontrolled rest on the southbound shoulder. Both drivers were determined to have sustained fatal injuries from the crash. There were no passengers in either pickup.

It is possible that some bystanders stopped at the crash and left prior to the arrival of emergency responders and troopers. It is requested that any possible witnesses or bystanders that stopped at the crash scene before emergency responders arrived contact the Oregon State Police Dispatch Center at 503-375-3555. Trooper Billy Bush from Saint Helens Worksite is the lead investigator for the crash.

Highway 47 is currently closed near the crash scene and ODOT has a detour set up. Check TripCheck.com for detour routes and closure updates.

More information will be released when available as the investigation is continuing.

No photographs available for release.

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Two-alarm grass fire scorches 10 acres in Lebanon
Lebanon Fire District - 07/14/16 4:06 PM
A small grass fire caused by a trailer which broke loose from a pickup on Highway 34 quickly spread from the ditch to a cut ryegrass field today in Lebanon and eventually consumed 10 acres. Firefighters received the initial call at 1:22 pm and upgraded to a second alarm 6 minutes after arriving on scene to bring more resources to the fire. The first arriving unit reported a slow moving ?1/2 acre grass fire, but gusty erratic winds quickly fueled the blaze and pushed it south across the field towards a home. Firefighters were able to cut the fire off just before it reached the home and spent two hours mopping up hot spots. Firefighters from the Tangent Fire District, Albany Fire Department, and Scio Fire District responded to Lebanon to assist with the fire. In all, 16 apparatus and 5 chief officers were on scene including 2 brush units, 4 engines, and 2 water tenders from Lebanon; 1 brush unit and 3 water tenders from Tangent; 1 engine and 1 water tender from Albany; and 1 engine and 1 water tender from Scio. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries.

For HD photos of the fire please visit the Lebanon Fire District Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LebanonFireDistrict/

For HD video of the fire please visit the Lebanon Fire District's YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjTxDBuPbD3DPAybCkCgEvg
Beaverton International Celebration Offers Music, Dance, Exhibits from Around the World (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 07/14/16 2:41 PM
Tirolean Dancers entertained crowds at the 2015 Beaverton International Celebration and will be present again to showcase traditional German dance. This year’s Beaverton International Celebration showcases a variety of cultural exhibitors and 11 stage per
Tirolean Dancers entertained crowds at the 2015 Beaverton International Celebration and will be present again to showcase traditional German dance. This year’s Beaverton International Celebration showcases a variety of cultural exhibitors and 11 stage per
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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The City of Beaverton presents the sixth annual Beaverton International Celebration on Saturday, July 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. as part of the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District's (THPRD) annual Party in the Park celebration. The event will be held at THPRD's Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex, 15707 SW Walker Rd.


The Beaverton International Celebration welcomes cultural exhibitors and features 11 stage performances from local musicians and performing artists. Mayor Clemens Maier and world-class harmonica player Susan Sauter from Beaverton's Sister City Trossingen, Germany will be joining the event this year as well.


Performance Schedule
Each performance is 30 minutes.


11 a.m., Stage 1
Welcoming remarks from Mayor Maier of Trossingen, Germany
Susan Sauter, world-class harmonica player
11:30 a.m., Stage 1
Tirolean Dancers (traditional German dance)
Noon, Stage 2
Hula Halau 'Ohana Holo'oko'a (Hawaiian dance)
12:30 p.m., Stage 1
Huitzilopochtli (traditional Aztecan dance)
1 p.m., Stage 2
Rhythm Dance Academy (traditional Bangalore dance)
1:30 p.m., Stage 1
Na Rosai with Sam Keator (traditional Irish music)
2 p.m., Stage 2
Oregon Koto-Kai (Japanese koto music)
2:30 p.m., Stage 1
Ekome (West African drum and dance)
3 p.m., Stage 2
Ballet Papalotl (traditional Mexican dance)
3:30 p.m., Stage 1
Inka Jam (Andean and Latin music)
4 p.m., Stage 2
Korean Society of Oregon (traditional Korean dance)


The celebration will also feature more than 40 cultural exhibitors, including the German International School hosting all-ages activities throughout the day.


For more information, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/InternationalCelebration or contact the Community Events Program at events@BeavertonOregon.gov or 503-526-2559.


About Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation's Party in the Park
Party in the Park is an annual festival of free fun for people of all ages. Featured activities include the Beaverton International Celebration, Family Triathlon, and Beaverton Police K-9 Unit demonstration. Other attractions include giant inflatables, climbing walls, swimming, sports, games, the THPRD Rec Mobile and Nature Mobile, and more. Admission to all activities is free, although there is a participant fee for the Family Triathlon to defray costs. For more information, call THPRD at 503-645-6433 or visit www.thprd.org.


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Attached Media Files: Tirolean Dancers entertained crowds at the 2015 Beaverton International Celebration and will be present again to showcase traditional German dance. This year’s Beaverton International Celebration showcases a variety of cultural exhibitors and 11 stage per
National health care and physician expert joins Salem Health Board of Trustees (Photo)
Salem Health - 07/14/16 2:30 PM
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The Salem Health Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that John Combes, MD, has accepted an appointment to the Salem Health Board of Trustees. Dr. Combes is the chief medical officer and senior vice president of the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the president of the Center for Healthcare Governance, an AHA affiliate organization. The Center is AHA's resource for health care board members, executives and thought leaders focused on advancing excellence, innovation and accountability in health care governance through education, tool development and research.

Dr. Combes also leads the AHA's Physician Leadership Forum providing education, tools and information to encourage physician leadership development. Additionally, he serves as Senior Fellow at the Hospital Research and Education Trust, and focuses on quality and leadership issues in patient safety, end-of-life care and clinical performance improvement. Combes is also a current member of the Board of Governors for the National Patient Safety Foundation.

"We invited Dr. Combes to join the Salem Health Board of Trustees in large part for his national preeminence in the areas of health care governance and physician leadership," said Bob Wells, Board chair. "Even though Dr. Combes lives and works in Chicago, he will be an active, fully engaged member of the Board. We are very excited about the contributions he will make to the excellence of Salem Health."

Combes looks forward to serving on the board, stating, "I have a passion for improving quality, safety, the patient experience, and creating an environment where the clinical professions can thrive, delivering the best possible care for our patients and community. I am excited about this opportunity to share my knowledge and experience with this excellent community hospital system."

Dr. Combes received his medical degree from Cornell University in New York and his post-graduate training from Boston City Hospital. He is certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has Management Certification from the American College of Physician Executives. Dr. Combes has held several senior management positions at a variety of health care organizations. He continues to serve on several national advisory groups on medical ethics, palliative care and reduction of medical errors.

Combes recently completed a 9-year term on the Board of the Hospital Sisters Health System, a 14-hospital health system in Illinois and Wisconsin where he also served as chair of the system-wide quality committee. He is currently a member of the West Virginia Medical Institute, a multi-state quality improvement organization. Combes also writes and lectures frequently on governance, physician issues and quality.

All members of the Salem Health Board of Trustees are volunteers and serve three-year teams. The board provides overall policy setting for the health system, and is ultimately responsible for the quality of care and the financial well-being of the organization. The Salem Health Board of Trustees appoints members from a variety of backgrounds to ensure a broad representation of experience and skills.


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


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Increased DUI enforcement planned this weekend (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 07/14/16 2:28 PM
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Vancouver, Wash. -- On July 15 and 16, 2016, Officers from the Vancouver, Battle Ground, Ridgefield and Washougal Police Departments will have additional officers enforcing the DUI laws in an effort to keep drunk, drugged and high drivers off the road. Officers, who are also drug recognition experts, will be among the officers conducting these increased DUI patrols. In addition, the Washington State Patrol will have extra troopers out enforcing distracted driving laws throughout the weekend.

The Vancouver Police Department encourages anyone who may be attending summer parties or events and will be consuming intoxicants to select a designated sober driver in advance, call a sober friend, or use a car service instead of getting behind the wheel impaired. Uber is offering first time users a special coupon code for $25 toward their first trip. Sign up for the Uber coupon code RIDEHOMEVANC at https://get.uber.com/go/ridehomevanc.

Thanks to a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, law enforcement agencies in SW Washington have extra officers conducting DUI enforcement on strategic dates throughout the year to help keep our roadways safer.

The Vancouver Police Department wishes everyone a happy and safe summer!



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


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Board on Public Safety Standards and Training - Meeting Announcement
Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 07/14/16 1:41 PM
Board on Public Safety Standards and Training July 28, 2016 Notice of Regular Meeting

The Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2016 in the Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem.

The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired must be made to Theresa Janda at least 48 hours before the meeting at
(503) 373-1553 or theresa.janda@state.or.us.

1. Welcome and Introductions

2. CONSENT AGENDA (The following items to be ratified by one vote)

A. Minutes - Approve minutes from the April 28, 2016 meeting.

B. Examination for Private and Provisional Investigator Applicants -- Approve. Adopt new bank of exam test questions and permission to alter questions. Vote to recommend to the Board by the PSIPC on May 17, 2016.

C. OAR 259-009-0087 -- Proposed Rule Change -- Approve. Accreditation of Fire Service agency training programs. Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the FPC on May 25, 2016.

D. OAR 259-009-0070 -- Proposed Rule Change -- Approve. Denial/revocation review process for Fire Service Professionals. Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the FPC on May 25, 2016.

E. OARs 259-009-0010 et al -- Proposed Rule Change -- Approve. Fire Service affiliation and Personnel Agency Form submission requirements. Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the FPC on May 25, 2016.

F. OARs 259-060-0025, 259-0060-0600, 259-061-0020 -- Proposed Rule Change -- Approve. Updates fingerprint submission process. Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the PSIPC on May 17, 2016.

G. OARs 259-060-0015 et al -- Proposed Rule Change and Adoption -- Approve. Responsibilities and compliance regarding use of prohibited business name. Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the PSIPC on May 17, 2016.

H. 2016 Corrections Job Task Analysis -- Approve, Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the CPC on May 10, 2016.

I. Aaron Bentley DPSST#F22508 (Bay City Fire Dept.) -- Revocation; Not allow re-certification in two years. Unanimous vote to recommend revocation and 6 - 1 vote to not allow application for re-certification in two years to the Board by the FPC on May 25, 2016.

J. Jamus Quintana DPSST#F28458 (Jackson Co Fire Dist. #1) -- Restore eligibility to apply for re-certification. Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the FPC on May 25, 2016.

K. Colby McCormick DPSST#F08057 -- Revocation, Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the FPC on May 25, 2016.

L. Ryan Heuberger DPSST#46266 (Mill Creek Correctional Inst.) -- Not Revoke; Not deny application for Intermediate Corrections Certification. Unanimous vote, with one recusal, to recommend to the Board by the CPC on May 10, 2016.

M. Whitney Durham DPSST#53595 (Coffee Creek Correctional Inst.) -- Revocation, Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the CPC on May 10, 2016.

N. Alonzo Rowell DPSST#36386 (Oregon State Penitentiary) - Not Revoke, Unanimous vote, with one recusal to recommend to the Board by the CPC on May 10, 2016.

O. Marvin Hoover DPSST#16862 (Clatskanie Police Dept.) -- Revocation, Unanimous vote, with two recusals, to recommend to the Board by the PPC on May 19, 2016.

P. Thomas Ammon DPSST#56067 (Salem Police Dept.) -- Not deny application for training and certification. Unanimous vote, with one recusal, to recommend to the Board by the PPC on May 19, 2016.

Q. Shane Beamish DPSST#49072 (Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office) -- Revocation, Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the PPC on May 19, 2016.

R. Henry Filipponi DPSST#49765 (Ontario Police Department) -- Revocation, Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the PPC on May 19, 2016.

S. Brian Schmid DPSST#28724 (Washington County Sheriff's Office) -- Revocation, Unanimous vote, with three recusals, to recommend to the Board by the PPC on May 19, 2016.

T. Executive Committee Minutes - Approve Minutes from June 9, 2016.

U. Committee Appointments - Corrections Policy Committee - Carol Dishion -- Appointment to replace Tami Jackson on the CPC; 1st term effective 7/23/16.

3. Add Jason Goodding's name to Memorial Wall at 2017 Fallen Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony -- Approve, Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the PPC May 19, 2016.

4. Add Mark James Burns name to Memorial Wall at 2016 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial ceremony -- Approve, Unanimous vote to recommended to the Board by the FPC May 25, 2016.

5. 2017-2019 Agency Request Budget

6. 2017-2019 5% and 10% Budget Reduction

7. Director's Report - Director Gabliks

8. Policy Committee Update

9. Next Meeting Date: October 27, 2016


Requires a vote by the Board.


# Background Information about the Board and Department #

The Board consists of 24 members representing city, county and state public safety professionals representing each of the disciplines (police, fire, 9-1-1, corrections, private security), and a private citizen appointed by the Governor. The current Board Chair is Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff's Office. The Board includes administrators as well as non-management representatives from statewide organizations. The Board represents more than 40,000 public safety professionals and establishes minimum standards for the training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security/private investigator providers, and makes determinations on waiver requests. The Board is supported by six policy committees and a number of sub-committees representing the public safety disciplines, which provide technical expertise and serve as vital links to public safety organizations. The Board operates in close partnership with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of city, county, tribal and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers. DPSST provides training to more than 20,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.
Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Five People in Marion County
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/14/16 1:36 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster today, July 14, at approximately 12 p.m., in the 300 block of Aaron Court NE in Salem, Oregon. The single-family fire affected five people, including two adults, three children and one pet. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Night Work Scheduled for SW Macadam Avenue
Portland Water Bureau - 07/14/16 1:00 PM
Construction crews will be restoring SW Macadam Avenue near the intersection of SW Nevada Street Monday through Thursday nights July 18-21st. Zupan's Markets and all area businesses will remain open normal hours during construction. To minimize traffic disruptions, work will begin each night at 8 p.m. and be completed by 5 a.m. the next morning.

During construction, SW Macadam Avenue will remain open in both directions but traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction and some turning movements could be restricted. Travelers are urged to use alternate routes and are reminded to drive slowly, exercise caution, and follow the direction of flaggers when traveling in and around the construction area. As with any construction project, safety is our first priority. Please obey flaggers and all construction signs.

Crews will do their best to position equipment to reduce noise in the neighborhood. For more information about nighttime work and noise, visit the City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement Noise Control Program webpage, call the hotline at 503-823-7350, or e-mail noise@portlandoregon.gov.

Project Information:
The Hannah Mason Pump Station is being built to replace the aging Fulton Pump Station on SW Nevada Street. Work began in March 2015 and will continue into fall 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, call Sam Beresky at 503-235-5881 or visit the project website: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/water/hannahmason
New Parking Technology Coming Soon to Salem Airport
City of Salem - 07/14/16 12:47 PM
Salem, Ore. --New parking technology will soon be installed at the Salem Municipal Airport. The daily pay and park lot adjacent to the Airport terminal will feature a new pay station that will accept credit and debit cards.

The new Pay-by-Plate parking station will replace the current pay box and will be operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Unlike the new pay stations at Capitol Mall, where patrons pay at the machine and then place a receipt on their vehicle dash, those using the Pay-by-Plate system at the Airport will enter their license plate when they pay and will not be required to be display parking receipts in their vehicles.

Site preparation work will begin mid-July. Following site preparation, the new parking pay station will be installed. It is estimated the new pay station will be operational by early August 2016.

Information regarding the new technology, along with Frequently Asked Questions, is available at www.cityofsalem.net/SalemAirport. For specific questions regarding the new parking technology implementation, please contact Sara Long at slong@cityofsalem.net or 503-589-2065. Si necesita ayunda para comprender esta información, por favor llame 503-588-6178.
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PGE's Promontory Park Earns Clean Marina Designation (Photo)
Oregon Marine Board - 07/14/16 12:30 PM
New fishing line recycling center at Promontory Park Marina
New fishing line recycling center at Promontory Park Marina
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The Oregon State Marine Board designated Promontory Park Marina, owned by Portland General Electric in Estacada, as a Certified Clean Marina on June 30. This makes the 64th certified Clean Marina in Oregon.

Promontory Park recently re-opened after a two-year closure to install a fish passage and make other recreation improvements to the marina and campground facilities. PGE showed strong interest in certification as a Clean Marina while making improvements to the marina.

Promontory Park implemented strong environmental business practices including building a bioswale for stormwater filtration, creating moorage rules that protect water quality, installing a designated fishing dock with a fish cleaning station, added a fueling station, and installing fishing line recycling containers. Promontory Park also distributes free boater spill kits to moorage clients and has a thorough emergency response plan if there's an oil spill in or near the Clackamas River.

"Facilities who earn Clean Marina Certification show a strong commitment to protecting the environment," says Meg Gardner, Environmental Programs Coordinator for the Oregon State Marine Board. "Boaters and the general public will know that certified facilities are doing all they can to preserve and protect Oregon's important natural resources."

As a certified Clean Marina, the Promontory Park receives an Oregon Clean Marina flag, a framed certificate, educational materials, and an oil spill response kit. These items, along with the authorization to use the Clean Marina logo and recognition in Marine Board publications, are a few of the benefits to participating marina facilities.

Oregon Clean Marina Program is a voluntary enrollment program that recognizes marinas, boatyards, yacht clubs, and floating home moorages that, along with being in compliance with existing environmental regulations, use a high percentage of environmentally responsible practices to keep Oregon's waterways clean.

For more information about the Clean Marina Program, contact Meg Gardner at
(503) 378-2611 or visit www.boatoregon.com.
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Attached Media Files: New fishing line recycling center at Promontory Park Marina , Signage at Promontory Park , Promontory Park Marina on the Clackamas River
Pokémon Go Gives Positives and Some Problems for the Silverton Fire District (Photo)
Silverton Fire Dist. - 07/14/16 12:17 PM
Silverton Fire Pokémon Parking 4
Silverton Fire Pokémon Parking 4
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The "Pokémon Go" game has taken the world by storm and the Silverton area is no exception. We have seen a lot of activity in front of our Main Station in Silverton and our Scotts Mills Station. A majority of people who show up are courteous and respectful...unfortunately, we have also had our share of problems; people are parking their vehicles in front of our engine bays, parking in the middle of the station driveway and parking in the "Firefighter Only" parking which is used by volunteers who come down to the station to respond on calls.

We love the fact that people are getting out and taking part in activities, especially with friends and family and it appears that everyone who is involved in this game is having a great time. However, because of some of the problems we have encountered, we have to put some rules in play to keep everyone safe:

Vehicular traffic into our Main Station located at 819 Rail Way NE in Silverton will be restricted to those vehicles that have official business at the station. We have a designated a parking area across the street from the station in a flat mowed grassy area. Pedestrian foot traffic is welcome.

Another very big safety issue that we are seeing many times a day is the "wandering" into the street by those looking at their phones instead looking where they are going. Since the inception of the game, we have seen five people who were almost struck by vehicles and three people who almost wandered into the ditch in front of the Silverton Station. Lets stop a tragedy before it happens by being safe, being aware of your surroundings and being courteous as you enjoy the game.

Have a safe summer.

Captain Ed Grambusch
Silverton Fire District

See attached pictures.

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Beaverton Police Captain Jim Monger Named Interim Beaverton Police Chief
City of Beaverton - 07/14/16 11:49 AM
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle has named 30-year Beaverton Police Department veteran Jim Monger as the city's interim police chief today.


"I have every confidence in Captain Monger's leadership abilities," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "He has been our project manager on the proposed public safety facility and I have gotten a chance to work closely with him. He has done an outstanding job working with our community partners and internally with the rank and file men and women of the department."


Monger, a United States Marine Corps veteran, has served as a captain with the Beaverton Police Department (BPD) since July 2013.


"I appreciate the fact that Captain Monger has had exposure to the entire department during his long tenure, from the ground up," said Mayor Doyle. "From nearly 13 years as a patrol officer, eight years as a sergeant, five years as a lieutenant, and three years as captain, he has had a look at all aspects of our community policing approach."


"It is a privilege to serve this community and I am honored to have this opportunity to lead the department I've called home for more than 30 years," said Captain Monger.


"We welcome Captain Monger as the interim police chief, and look forward to working with him going forward," said Beaverton Police Association president Keith Welch.


Captain Monger will begin his assignment effective July 16, 2016.


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The Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Advisory Executive Committee will meet Wednesday, July 27 in Salem
Oregon Department of Human Services - 07/14/16 11:21 AM
The Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Advisory Committee will meet on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, Room 165, 500 Summer St. NE, Salem. The meeting is open to the public.

The agenda includes regular commission business, election of the co-chair position, and an overview on expenditures from the last fiscal year.

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

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

For questions about the meeting, please contact: Theresa Powell, policy analyst at Theresa.A.Powell@state.or.us
Tip of the Week July 18, 2016 - Drano Bombs
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - 07/14/16 10:43 AM
OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF
Sheriff Curtis L. Landers
225 W. Olive Street
Newport, Oregon 97365
(541) 265-4277
Fax (541) 265-4926


TIP OF THE WEEK

Date: July 18, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sheriff Curtis L. Landers
541-265-0652
lcsheriff@co.lincoln.or.us


DRANO BOMBS

Recently there have been comments circulating about Drano bombs. Drano bombs are extremely dangerous and can cause serious injury and death.

"Bottle bombs" (also commonly known as "Drano bombs" or "works bombs") are not a new phenomenon; they've been a favorite of youthful pranksters for decades, as their construction requires only a few ordinary, commonly available components: plastic soda bottles, aluminum foil, and Drano (or other brand of household drain or toilet cleaner). The combination of the hydrogen chloride or sodium hydroxide in the fluid and the aluminum foil creates a strong chemical reaction which releases hydrogen gas; when that gas builds up to sufficient pressure, it ruptures the side of the plastic bottle, releasing the contents in an explosive burst.

In Oregon, a Drano bomb was discovered at an elementary school in February 2013. Recent email warnings surfaced regarding these devices prompting a tip on what to do if you discover a suspected Drano bomb.

If you are suspicious of a potential Drano bomb, you should immediately do the following:

1. Do not under any circumstances touch the suspected bomb.
2. If possible, isolate the bomb and evacuate the immediate area.
3. Do not put the bomb in water or a confined space. Refer to #1.
4. If you have any reason to believe this is a bomb, do not take a chance or worry about possible embarrassment if the item turns out to be harmless.
5. Call 9-1-1 immediately for professional assistance.

Drano bombs are improvised explosive devices and are very unstable! They are extremely sensitive to shock, friction, impact and heat, and may detonate without warning. Even the smallest devices can cause serious injury or death.

The possession and manufacture of any improvised explosive device, including Drano bombs, is a felony. This crime is a very serious offense!

If you have any knowledge of a crime associated with an improvised explosive, please call the police by dialing 9-1-1.

For more information and tips, visit our web site at www.lincolncountysheriff.net and on your Smartphone via the "MobilePatrol" app and Like us on Facebook at Lincoln County Sheriff's Office -- Oregon.

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Kathy Manning, Administrative Assistant
kmanning@co.lincoln.or.us
Ph: 541-265-0652
Oregon Lottery recognized nationally for responsible gambling program
Oregon Lottery - 07/14/16 10:33 AM
The Oregon Lottery recently took home top honors from the National Council on Problem Gambling and La Fleur's for its on-going efforts to promote responsible gambling and connect problem gamblers to treatment.

Last week the National Council on Problem Gambling recognized the Oregon Lottery with its highest award for corporate citizenship. The council will present its annual Corporate Responsibility Award to the Oregon Lottery at the 30th National Conference on Problem Gambling in Tarrytown, NY Friday, July 15. Acting Director Barry Pack will accept the award for the Lottery. The council's Corporate Responsibility Award recognizes an organization that demonstrates an outstanding commitment to social responsibility as it relates to responsible and problem gambling programs in the past year.

"The Oregon State Lottery is to be commended on being selected as the recipient of the National Council on Problem Gambling Corporate Social Responsibility Award," said Dr. Tom Moore, executive director of the Oregon Council on Problem Gambling. "The Lottery's efforts to successfully integrate responsible gambling strategies at all levels of the organization and to engage in extensive public education regarding responsible gambling along with the availability of treatment for gamblers and their family members is exemplary."

La Fleur's, a trade publication for lotteries worldwide, honored the Oregon Lottery at its June 2016 Global Lottery Forum in Vancouver, B.C. with the La Fleur's Sustainability Award for Corporate Social Responsibility for the agency's responsible gambling efforts.

"Over the past several years, the Oregon Lottery has increased the level of collaboration with the responsible gambling and problem gambling community," said Acting Director Barry Pack. "Working with the Oregon Council on Problem Gambling, the Oregon Health Authority and other key stakeholder groups, together we can help mitigate adverse effects of gambling and create a common agenda of activities to promote responsible gambling."

Helping guide and direct the Lottery's responsible and problem gambling efforts is the agency's Responsible Gambling Code of Practice, which was adopted in 2014. "The code spells out how the Lottery will approach mitigating the potential harm from gambling," said Lottery Responsible Gambling Consultant Stacy Shaw. "Examples include providing information and tools to help players make informed choices and play responsibly and ensuring that players and their families know about free treatment."

Oregon Lottery proceeds provide funding for free, confidential and effective problem gambling treatment programs statewide. Since 1992, over $81 million in Lottery funds has been directed to fund problem gambling treatment. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org

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Salem Police Continue Specialized Patrols
Salem Police Dept. - 07/14/16 10:25 AM
The Salem Police Department will be continuing to enhance the safety of our roadways with specialized patrols to target those who are Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants. The overtime patrol shifts, funded by Oregon Impact, mark an ongoing partnership and commitment to keep our streets safe.

The Salem Police Department added extra patrols from July 7-10, 2016 coinciding with the July 10 date that marked the date(s) marijuana users celebrate the use of hash oil. During the month of June, officers worked on four of these focused patrols, arresting six people for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, two of which were drug related Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicant arrests. They also cited one person for Minor In Possession of Alcohol and three for driving with suspended driving privileges. In addition, officers also arrested two people on misdemeanor and felony warrants and issued an additional 78 citations and warnings for other violations.

As an agency, Salem Police Department arrested 38 people for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants in the month of June, issued 110 citations for driving while suspended, issued 11 citations for Minor in Possession of Alcohol, and issued another 1395 citations and warnings for various other offenses.

The Salem Police Department and our partners such as Oregon Impact are committed to keeping our community safe through traffic safety enforcement and education.


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Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board to meet July 21 in Salem
Oregon Health Authority - 07/14/16 9:41 AM
July 14, 2016

Program contact: Jacee Vangestel, 503-945-2852, jacee.m.vangestel@state.or.us

What: Public meeting of the Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board

When: Thursday, July 21, 1-5 p.m.

Where: Callan Conference Room, Kirkbride Building, third floor, Oregon State Hospital, 2600 Center Street NE. The public also can attend via toll-free conference line at 1-877-848-7030, participant code 297588.

Agenda: Background check policy for visiting family and friends; peer services; status of superintendent recruitment; Senate Bill 469 on mandatory overtime; board membership and attendance; retreat plans; superintendent's update; public comments

Details: The Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board advises the superintendent, agency director and legislators on issues related to the safety, security and care of patients. Members include consumers, providers, advocates, legislators, community members, consumer families and OSH union members.

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. To request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations, call the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

For more information, see the board's website at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/osh/Pages/advisory-board.aspx.

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Firefighters Use Rope System to Rescue Patient Following Car Accident on Barnes Road (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 07/14/16 9:27 AM
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Just after 7 a.m. today, firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue responded to a reported vehicle over an embankment on Southwest Barnes Road near Cedar Hills Boulevard.

First-arriving firefighters from the Cedar Hills fire station discovered that a single vehicle left the roadway, traveling approximately 90 feet down a steep embankment into thick brush and blackberries. The single occupant of the vehicle was still trapped inside.

Firefighters requested additional resources to assist with the extrication of the patient, including resources from TVF&R's Technical Rescue Team.

A rope system was used to bring the patient up the embankment to the roadway, where he was then transported to Oregon Health & Science University for traumatic injuries.

Southwest Barnes Road was closed for approximately 45 minutes while firefighters worked to extricate the patient.


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Washington Programs Receive Community Based Child Abuse Prevention Funding
Wash. State Dept. of Early Learning - 07/14/16 9:15 AM
OLYMPIA, WA -- Eleven programs were awarded funding from the Community Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) federal funding source for the 2016/2017 fiscal year.

"This year's recipients serve hundreds of Washington families," said Greg Williamson, Assistant Director at the Washington State Department of Early Learning. "These community organizations ensure that families have the social and emotional tools they need to keep their children healthy and safe."

Each grantee organization offers services to support some, if not all, of Strengthening Families Protective Factor Framework:
Knowledge of parenting and child development,
Social connections,
Parental resiliency,
Concrete support in times of need and
Social and emotional competence of children/nurturing and attachment.

The programs awarded serve low income families, provide educational support services, match children with special needs to services, aid homeless families, promote prevention of child maltreatment and more.

This year's recipients include:
Parent Trust for Washington Children, King County
Ukrainian Community Center of Washington, King County
Families Together for People with Disabilities, Whitman County
American Indian Community Center, Spokane
First Step Family Support Center, Clallam County
Housing Hope, Snohomish County
South Sound Parent to Parent, Thurston County
Volunteers of America of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, Spokane County
The NW Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse, King County
Perinatal Support of Washington, King, Grays Harbor, Pierce and Yakima Counties
San Juan Island Family Resource Center, San Juan County

Denotes first-year program grantee.

For more information on CBCAP and grantees, visit Strengthening Families Washington.

About DEL: 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.


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Media alert - REACH Community Development Re-Opens The Bronaugh
REACH Community Development - 07/14/16 9:11 AM
What: The Bronaugh Grand Re-Opening
Historic Building to Remain Affordable for Downtown Portland Residents

When: Friday, July 15, 2015 10:00am -- 11:30am

Where: 1434 SW Morrison St., Portland, OR

Hosted by: REACH Community Development

Day of media contact: Lauren Schmidt, Fundraising & Public Relations Manager
Cell: (503) 998-1856 or direct: (503) 231-0682
lschmidt@reachcdc.org

REACH Community Development will celebrate the grand Re-Opening of The Bronaugh Apartments, a three story, 50-unit historic apartment building located in downtown Portland. Home to elderly and disabled Oregonians living on fixed incomes, the Bronaugh is the last building of the at-risk Section 8 Housing and Urban Development (HUD) properties identified in the 11X13 Campaign. In order to preserve and maintain much-needed affordable homes for downtown seniors, REACH purchased the building in 2013 and oversaw a substantial renovation including a seismic upgrade to bring it up to current code.

Built in 1905, the Bronaugh is listed on the historic registry and was last renovated in 1982. The building has been carefully renovated with modern comforts, while retaining and restoring its elegant, historic character. The Bronaugh features original architectural details such as semi-circular arched openings, bracketed and broad overhanging eaves, decorative egg and dart moulding, and ornamented frieze and bay window panels, each contributing to the building's unique eclecticism.

With an expiring Section 8 contract and hot real estate market, the Bronaugh was at risk of being converted to market rate apartments, displacing its senior and disabled residents. REACH purchased the building to preserve the housing for the residents, several of whom have lived in the building for over 20 years.

Funding for the Bronaugh project was provided by the Portland Housing Bureau, Oregon Housing & Community Services, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Network for Oregon Affordable Housing, and the U S Dept. of Housing & Urban Development. The development team included Walsh Construction Co., Carleton Hart Architecture, and the Housing Development Center.

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Wells Fargo to Announce Second Quarter 2016 Earnings July 15
Wells Fargo - 07/14/16 8:57 AM
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is scheduled to announce its second quarter 2016 earnings on Friday, July 15, at 5 a.m. The news release will be available at www.wellsfargo.com.

The company will host a live conference call on Friday, July 15, at 7 a.m. You may participate by dialing (866) 872-5161. The call will also be available at https://www.wellsfargo.com/about/investor-relations/quarterly-earnings/ and at https://engage.vevent.com/rt/wells_fargo_ao~071516

A replay of the conference call will be available beginning at 10 a.m. on July 15 through Friday, July 29. Dial (855) 859-2056 and enter Conference ID #96514871. The replay will also be available at https://www.wellsfargo.com/about/investor-relations/quarterly-earnings/ and at https://engage.vevent.com/rt/wells_fargo_ao~071516.

About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.8 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,800 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy.

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High Visibility DUII Saturation Event - Oregon Country Fair - Veneta July 8 - 10, 2016 *Update-Results
Oregon State Police - 07/14/16 8:49 AM
The Oregon State Police (OSP) along with Lane County Sheriff's Office, Springfield Police Department, and Eugene Police Department, were out in force this past weekend in Veneta. With the assistance of Lane County District Attorneys, Law Enforcement Officers were cracking down on impaired drivers and today reported the results of its highly effective DUII saturation during the Oregon Country Fair.

A total of fourteen (14) drivers were arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) during the Country Fair's weekend. Seven of those arrested for DUII were under the influence of Marijuana. The remaining seven arrests were for alcohol. The participating officers focused on extra patrol in Veneta and surrounding towns only. This included Veneta, Elmira, Noti, and Loraine.

Arrests were also made for:

Possession of Methamphetamine (2 counts)
Possession of Cocaine
Arrest warrants (2 counts)

During the Event's saturation times (Friday, July 8th through Sunday, July 10th from 6 pm to 12 am each night), there were two reported crashes on 126W. One collision occurred within the saturation area. The second crash was approximately 10 miles west of the Oregon Country Fair's location. Both crashes were fair related and the drivers were determined not impaired.

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Cooperation between Forest Service, ODF on Board of Forestry's July 20 meeting agenda
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/14/16 8:44 AM
The Oregon Board of Forestry will receive an update from Regional Forester Jim Pena on topics involving cooperation between the Department of Forestry and the U.S. Forest Service when it meets July 20 in Salem. The top official of the Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Region will discuss Good Neighbor Authority, a provision in the 2014 Farm Bill that allows the Forest Service to authorize state foresters to conduct management activities on federal forestlands. He will also cover preparation for the 2016 fire season.

Other highlight items on the agenda include:

MARBLED MURRELET RULEMAKING PETITION -- The board will review and discuss the Petition to Initiate Rulemaking under specified resource sites for the marbled murrelet, received June 21. Private Forests' staff will outline board options and a timeline for response.

SPECIFIED RESOURCE SITES' RULEMAKING FOR BALD EAGLES -- The board will consider whether continued protection is warranted under the Oregon Forest Practices Act for bald eagle foraging perch, winter roosting, and nesting sites. The eagle is no longer listed as "threatened," so changes to the FPA rules are needed.

RIPARIAN RULE ANALYSIS/SALMON-STEELHEAD-BULL TROUT RULEMAKING -- Private Forests' staff will provide an update on the riparian rulemaking advisory committee's work to date.

UPDATE ON STATE FORESTS' PRIORITIES -- State Forests' staff will provide an update on budget reductions, revisions to implementations plans, and other key work underway in the State Forests Division.

FOREST TRUST LAND ADVISORY COMMITTEE TESTIMONY -- The FTLAC, a group of county commissioners representing the 15 Oregon counties that transferred their lands to the state to become State Forests, will give testimony to the board on matters related to the State Forests, which are managed by ODF.

FEDERAL FORESTS SUBCOMMITTEE DISCUSSION -- The board will receive an update on the work of its subcommittee, which focused on supporting the increased pace, scale and quality of restoration and management of federal forests in Oregon.

2016 FIRE SEASON UPDATE -- ODF Fire Protection staff will provide a status report on the Oregon wildfire season, including fire activity, weather and resource readiness.

2017-19 BIENNIAL BUDGET APPROVAL -- The board will consider for approval ODF's Agency Request Budget for the 2017-19 biennium. If approved, the proposed budget would then be submitted to the Department of Administrative Services.

EXECUTIVE SESSION -- As the last item on the agenda, the board will meet in executive session to consult with legal counsel on topics related to pending litigation. The session will be closed to the public, in accordance with Oregon Revised Statute 192.660(2)(h).

The meeting is open to the public and a public comment period is on the agenda. The meeting will run from 9 a.m. to approximately 4:30 p.m. in the Tillamook Room, Administration Building C, at the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters, located at 2600 State St., in Salem. Agenda materials will be available prior to the meeting at: www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/BOFMeetings.aspx

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

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/Board/Pages/AboutBOF.aspx
Garage Fire North of Battle Ground (Photo)
Clark Co. Fire Dist. 3 - 07/14/16 5:54 AM
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Clark County Fire District 3 responded to the report of a house fire at 15510 NE 244 ST. The first arriving engine found fire coming from an attached garage of a two story home. A quick attack from the interior of the house quickly knocked the fire down while additional crews searched the house for occupants and fire extension. There were no occupants in the house and no injuries reported. The fire was contained to the garage with moderate smoke damage to the rest of the house. A total of five engines and 16 personnel responded to the incident. Clark County Fire and Rescue assisted the efforts with one engine. The fire is under investigation with the Clark County Fire Marshal.


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Shot fired in Northwest McMinnville
McMinnville Police Dept. - 07/13/16 11:44 PM
On July 13, 2016 at 6:57 pm McMinnville Police responded to the area of the 1600 block of NW 2nd Street in regards to a single gunshot being fired. As officers were responding to the area, YCOM was taking in information from callers which indicated that the suspect and potential victims were last seen fleeing the area. Officers canvassed the area, but were unable to locate the suspect or any potential victims in the incident.

The incident remains under investigation and anyone with information regarding it is urged to contact the McMinnville Police Department tip line at 503-434-2337 and refer to 16-3146. Traffic on NW 2nd Street was rerouted for approximately 2 hours during the investigation.
West Linn PD to participate in high visibility DUII enforcement in July
West Linn Police Dept. - 07/13/16 10:00 PM
The West Linn Police Department will be deploying extra police officers in July to specifically look for impaired drivers. These extra officers will be funded with a grant through Oregon Impact. Last month, the West Linn Police Department arrested 21 drivers for DUII, with 4 of the arrests coming from patrol officers funded by the DUII grant.

Tips: How to Prevent Someone from Driving Drunk

The best way to prevent someone from driving drunk is to make a plan for a sober designated driver, and make sure everyone agrees to it ahead of time. If you are faced with a situation where someone who's impaired is trying to drive, here are some tips on how to stop them:

Be as non-confrontational as possible.
Suggest alternate ways of getting to their destination-a cab, a sober driver, public
transportation.
Remember that the person you are talking to is impaired-talk a bit more slowly and explain
things more fully than if you were talking to a sober person.
Explain that you don't want them to drive because you care and you don't want them to hurt
themselves or others.
Suggest that they sleep over.
Enlist a friend to help you or to act as moral support-it's more difficult to say "no" to
two (or three or four) people than one.
If possible, get the person's keys. It is far easier to persuade the potential driver when
you hold this leverage.
If all else fails, call law enforcement. It's better to have a friend arrested than injured
or killed.
More Photos - I-5 truck fire south of Ashland (Photo)
ODOT: SW Oregon - 07/13/16 6:29 PM
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Interstate 5, MP 10- south of Ashland, NB: Traffic is open again at Exit 1. Slow lane closure in effect from MP 8-10 after a truck fire. Expect delays. Watch for crews working in slow lane and shoulder.
As of 6:30 p.m. July 13, 2016


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Double Fatal Crash Highway 47 -- Washington County
Oregon State Police - 07/13/16 5:39 PM
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Wednesday afternoon's double fatal crash on Highway 47 in Washington County.

Preliminary information indicates that on July 13, 2016 at about 3:23 p.m., OSP troopers responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 47 near milepost 69. Once on scene, troopers observed two Ford F-150 pickups that were fully engulfed in fire and had been involved in a near head-on crash. One of the pickups came to an uncontrolled rest in the southbound lane and the other came to an uncontrolled rest on the southbound shoulder. Both drivers were determined to have sustained fatal injuries from the crash. There were no passengers in either pickup.

It is possible that some bystanders stopped at the crash and left prior to the arrival of emergency responders and troopers. It is requested that any possible witnesses or bystanders that stopped at the crash scene before emergency responders arrived contact the Oregon State Police Dispatch Center at 503-375-3555. Trooper Billy Bush from Saint Helens Worksite is the lead investigator for the crash.

Highway 47 is currently closed near the crash scene and ODOT has a detour set up. Check TripCheck.com for detour routes and closure updates.

More information will be released when available as the investigation is continuing.

No photographs available for release.

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Photo of burned semi-truck carrying load of bananas (Photo)
ODOT: SW Oregon - 07/13/16 5:28 PM
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ODOT: SW Oregon: Interstate 5, MP 10, NB, south of Ashland. Northbound fast lane open to traffic after a semi-hauling bananas caught fire due to overheated brakes. Expect delays as the back up clears. Watch for crews working in the slow lane and shoulder. UPDATE


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Media Alert: VA Portland Health Care System, Veterans Benefit Administration, and National Cemetery Administration Directors to share successes and updates related to Access and Health Care, Benefits, and Cemetery services during a media avail Thursday.
VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) - 07/13/16 4:55 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. -- VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) Acting Director Tracye B. Davis together with the Portland Regional Office of Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Director Will Streitberger, and Portland National Cemetery Administration Director George Allen will share updates and successes related to each local office of The Department of Veterans Affairs during a media avail Thursday, July 14 at 1:00 -- 2:00 p.m.
A VAPORHCS subject matter expert will share information regarding tele-health innovation in Mental Health, sleep, and dermatology a small part of the more than 200 current tele-health programs at VAPORHCS. The VBA will provide updated on Veterans Claims and the NCA will provide updates about Willamette National Cemetery.
Interviews with subject matter experts are available immediately following the round-table style presentation.
Media are invited to attend the event at the Portland VA Medical Center, Bldg. 100, Room 3D-106 at 3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Road, Portland, Ore 97239. Coordinates: 45°29'47"N 122°40'59"W. . An RSVP is not required, but helpful for planning.


Attached Media Files: 2016-07/628/96104/PressRelease_Media_Availability_14JUL_#0716-01.pdf
Clark County Sheriff's Office Ends Medication Take Back Program.
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/13/16 4:11 PM
Clark County Sheriff's Office Ends Medication Take Back Program.
Effective July 15th, the Clark County Sheriff's Office will no longer be taking back prescription medications from the public. The decision to end the program is due to increasing demands on staff for core public safety services.
"This decision is in line with our need to shed services in light of our limited staffing," said Undersheriff Mike Cooke. "We need to give our employees the opportunity to do their core jobs really well, especially in this case where the private sector now provides resources to dispose of unused medications."
In addition to our deputy sheriffs, staff from our support and evidence unit would routinely spend hours properly packaging and disposing of unused medications. Over the years the program has been in effect, there has been a marked increase private sector resources available for medications to be returned.
Sheriff's Office locations that are no longer accepting medications are:
CCSO Headquarters, 707 W. 13th Street, Vancouver, WA 98660
CCSO West Precinct, 505 NW 179th Street, Ridgefield, WA 98642
CCSO Central Precinct, 11408 NE 149th Street, Brush Prairie, WA 98606
Citizens looking to return medications are encouraged to visit www.takebackyourmeds.org for a complete list of take back locations in their area.
Clark County Sheriff's Office Corrections
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/13/16 3:39 PM
On July 7, 2016 at about 1020 hrs. an inmate at the Clark County Jail was found unresponsive in his cell after an apparent suicide attempt. Corrections deputies immediately began emergency medical procedures including the administration of CPR. The inmate, David James Barker, age 44, listed as transient, was transported to Peace Health Southwest Washington Medical Center in critical condition. Barker did not survive and died July 9, 2016. Barker had been in custody pending trial on a charge of murder.

The Camas Police Department will be conducting the death investigation. Preliminarily it appears that Barker strangled himself using a bed sheet. It also appears that Barker told other inmates of his plan to kill himself, however this was not reported to corrections staff.

"It is extremely frustrating that in this case, as well as our other recent suicides, we've learned that friends, family members or other inmates knew of the suicide plans but never reported the pending suicide to the jail," said Sheriff Chuck Atkins. "We have multiple layers of suicide prevention in place but a crucial part of that is the simple act of letting us know if your loved one or your cellmate is planning to harm themselves."

Over the last several years the jail has made, and continues to make, physical changes to the jail facility in order to reduce the possibility of suicide including the installation of suicide resistant sprinkler heads, shower fixtures, ventilation fixtures, and beds. In 2015, at the sheriff's request, the Board of County Council authorized $300,000 to study the feasibility of modernizing and expanding the main jail facility. This report is expected to be completed by August 1st, 2016. The jail also instituted a training program in which all corrections deputies are trained in crisis intervention techniques which includes suicide prevention.

In some cases in which an inmate has an identified risk of suicide, the jail has gone to extraordinary measures to reduce the risk of suicide. "Earlier this year we instituted the use of a 24/7 suicide watch in which we took the step of literally having a corrections deputy sit outside the inmate's cell watching the inmate non-stop," said Jail Chief Ric Bishop. "Due to our staffing shortage we have to do this type of suicide watches using overtime."

In addition to the retrofitting with suicide resistant devices, the jail also employs several additional levels of suicide prevention efforts.

Each newly booked inmate is screened for suicide risk during their booking, their initial medical screening, by the classification staff in a private setting, and by medical staff within the housing units.
Each inmate watches an orientation video which includes information on mental health services and suicide prevention.
Every outgoing inmate phone call contains a pre-recorded message on how to report an inmate who is contemplating suicide.
Every visitor to the jail, including defense counsel, is provided information on how to report concerns about an inmate's health or welfare.
The jail's webpage provides a 24 hour phone number to call to report an inmate who is considering suicide.

"We are doing all we can to minimize the risk of suicide for our inmates," said Chief Bishop, "but we need our community, family members, and other inmates to take this issue as seriously as we do. If an inmate talks about suicide, we need to know about it." The 24 hour phone number to report potential suicide is 360-397-2207.
Regular meeting for Oregon Affordable Housing Assistance Corporation (OAHAC)
Oregon Housing and Community Services - 07/13/16 3:35 PM
Board of Directors of Oregon Affordable Housing Assistance Corporation
Date: July 20, 2016
Time: 3:00 p.m. PDT,
Location: Conference Room 322
Oregon Housing and Community Services Department
725 Summer Street NE, Suite B
Salem, Oregon 97301-1266.
Purpose: To discuss general business matters, program updates, and to take any action related thereto or take such other action that the Board of Directors of the Corporation deem appropriate.
Agenda:
Call to Order
Program Updates
Public Comment
Omnibus Resolution
Adjourn
Commercial Street SE Lane Closure
City of Salem - 07/13/16 2:27 PM
Beginning July 18, 2016, southbound traffic on Commercial Street SE will be reduced to one lane of travel at Barnes Road SE to allow for the construction of a large stormwater detention system (see attached map). The closed southbound lane is scheduled to reopen to traffic on August 2, 2016.

Motorists should use caution as work will require traffic shifting and lane closures on both Commercial Street SE and Kuebler Boulevard SE. At times, flaggers will be present to control traffic. This work will create traffic congestion within the area and motorists should expect delays.

This project was made possible due to savings from the Keep Salem Moving! Streets and Bridges Bond, passed by Salem voters in November 2008.

Please contact Will Kuenzi, PE, PLS, Project Engineer, at wkuenzi@cityofsalem.net or 503 588 6211 for additional information.


Attached Media Files: 2016-07/1081/96098/Comm_Kuebler_Project_Area_Map.pdf
Oregon Health Policy Board to meet July 15 at OHSU in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 07/13/16 2:13 PM
July 13, 2016

Contact: Jeff Scroggin, 541-999-6983 (meeting information or accommodations)

Includes discussions of HB 3396 (health care provider incentives) and SB 440 (statewide data planning and use)

The Oregon Health Policy Board will hold its monthly meeting July 15 at the OHSU Center for Health and Healing in Portland. The board will hear regular updates, and discuss provider incentives and statewide data planning.

When: Friday, July 15, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: OHSU Center for Health & Healing, 3033 SW Bond Ave., third floor, Room 4. The meeting also will be available via live web stream. A link to the live-stream and a recording of the meeting will be posted on the board's meeting page at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/2016-OHPB-Meetings.aspx. Members of the public also can call in to listen by dialing 1-888-808-6929, participant code 915042#.

Agenda: Welcome; director's report; HB 3396, provider incentives; SB 440, data planning and use

For more information on the meeting, visit the board's meeting page at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/2016-OHPB-Meetings.aspx.

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. To request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations, call the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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Multnomah County Sheriff's Office joining in City of Wood Village 18th Annual City Nite Out Friday, July 15, from 5 to 9 pm (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/13/16 12:59 PM
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The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office will be joining the City of Wood Village for the 18th Annual Wood Village City Nite Out taking place on Friday July 15, 2016 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 and the U.S. Coast Guard are 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 Frisbees will be passed out at the event this year while supplies last. This giveaway was made possible by a generous donation from Morasch Meats, Pressure Safe LLC, & NW Naturals. 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. For more information on the Red Cross Blood Drive and to sign up visit http://rdcrss.org/1s0EJ3D

Wood Village Mayor Patricia Smith and Multnomah County Sheriff's representatives 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 "Shoot or Don't Shoot" simulation scenarios in place again this year for the Nite Out and invites public and media to sign up and experience one of the simulation scenarios.

Thank you to the many contributing sponsors of the Wood Village 15th Annual City Nite Out including the City of Wood Village, Wood Village Baptist Church, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Fred Meyer, FedEx, the Wood Village 76 Station, Fraternal Order of Eagles, ServPro, and Waste Management.

Wood Village City Nite Out flyer with demo schedule and parade route attached.


Attached Media Files: WV Nite Out Flyer , WV Nite Out Parade Rte
Portland Parks & Recreation, community partners present Tree Hug PDX: The World's Greatest Tree Hug - Saturday, July 16, 2016 (Photo)
Portland Parks & Recreation - 07/13/16 12:39 PM
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(Portland, OR) --

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) Urban Forestry is proud to celebrate Portland's magnificent urban forest through "Tree Hug PDX: The World's Greatest Tree Hug." The event is brought to you by PP&R and community partners Treecology, Friends of Trees, Bureau of Environmental Services and Hoyt Arboretum Friends.

"Trees work non-stop for Portlanders, 24/7/365," says Portland Parks & Recreation Director Mike Abbaté. "The least we can do is thank them with a big hug!"

What: Tree Hug PDX, with a Summer Free For All Movie in the Park showing of "The Lorax"
When: Saturday, July 16, 2016 beginning at 6pm
Where: Hoyt Arboretum, SW Knights Blvd and Kingston Dr
Why: For the love of trees!

Hoyt Arboretum is the site of this FREE, family friendly event which includes
Vendors
Arts and crafts
Food trucks
Music from local artists Ten Spiders
Tree bucket truck rides (get a bird's eye view of the treetops from 65 feet up in the air!)
The PP&R Rock Climbing wall
A tree climbing demonstration featuring two dozen arborists

All this, and, of course, the Tree Hug! As the name implies, guests will wrap their arms around a tree in appreciation for the wonderful things that trees do for us- providing shade, cleaning the air, mitigating storm water run-off, providing habitat for wildlife, and beautifying our landscape.

Stay after the hug for a free, outdoor Movie in the Park (part of the PP&R Summer Free For All). You'll enjoy a screening of Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax," the perfect post-hug movie for tree lovers. The movie starts at dusk (around 9pm).

To RSVP, or to learn more about Tree Hug PDX, please visit: www.treehugpdx.com. No advance registration is required to take part in Tree Hug PDX.

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Oregonian Honors Jesuit High School Achievements with Oregonian Cup
Jesuit High School - 07/13/16 12:33 PM
Beaverton, OR - The Oregonian named Jesuit High School the Oregonian Cup recipient for the 6A activities division for the 2015-16 academic year. This marks the twelfth time in the past 16 years that Jesuit has earned the Oregonian Cup for outstanding achievements in academics, co-curricular activities, athletics and sportsmanship.

"Our Jesuit High School community is honored to have been awarded the Oregonian Cup for the 2015-16 school year. I would like to thank the Oregonian for continuing to recognize excellence in young people in all of the secondary schools in Oregon," said Tom Arndorfer, President of Jesuit High School. "This recognition is especially significant because achievement is noted in the areas of academics, activities, sportsmanship, and athletics. We applaud and honor our students at Jesuit as well as the many other students throughout our state who have excelled in these areas."

"This is truly an award that compliments the entire school," said Mike Hughes, Athletic Director. "It is testament to our efforts at Jesuit High School to nurture the entire student--spiritually, intellectually, physically, emotionally, and aesthetically."

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About the Oregonian Cup: The Oregonian Cup began in 1999 as a way to recognize overall excellence by schools in academics, activities and athletics. The Oregonian began sponsoring the award in February 2002. The award honors a school's students, teachers, coaches and the entire school community. Schools earn points based on their participation and finish in OSAA State Championships and for Top 10 finishes in the OSAA Academic All-State Program, sponsored by the Dairy Farmers of Oregon. A sportsmanship component, whereby schools are awarded points each season for having no ejections, is included as well. The points are updated and released at the end of fall and winter seasons and totaled at the end of the year. The school earning the highest points in each classification receives a commemorative trophy from The Oregonian and the OSAA. More information is available at http://www.osaa.org/awards/oregoniancup/

About Jesuit High School: Founded in 1956 by the Society of Jesus, Jesuit High School is Oregon's only secondary school in the Ignatian tradition of excellence in education. Our 1,290 students represent a diverse mix of young men and women from the Portland metro area and southwest Washington.

Jesuit High School's mission is to educate "men and women for others." Our graduates are leaders who are religious, loving, intellectually competent, committed to doing justice, and open to growth. Jesuit is the recipient of two U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Awards, the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Award, and 12 Oregonian Cup Awards for outstanding achievement in academics, school activities, athletics, and sportsmanship. More information can be found online at www.jesuitportland.org.
AGC/SAIF program returns $2.5 million to participating businesses
SAIF Corporation - 07/13/16 12:30 PM
SUMMARY: The retro program return amounts to 8.3 percent for 665 Oregon companies in construction and related industries.



Salem, OR -- Oregon businesses that participate in the Associated General Contractors (AGC)/SAIF Workers' Compensation Program will receive a $2.5 million retrospective return on their 2014-15 plan year premium.

Six hundred and sixty-five AGC employers in construction and related industries participate in the joint program with SAIF. The program emphasizes safety awareness and injury prevention to help to make Oregon construction workplaces safer.

At 8.3 percent, this year's retro return is smaller than in previous years due to several serious injuries. The need to stay ever-vigilant about safety is of the utmost concern for AGC, its members, and SAIF. In the program's 24 years of evaluation, returns have totaled more than $169 million.

In total, more than $3.4 million will be returned to members participating in the AGC/SAIF Program. This includes the retro return, medical reimbursements, and credits resulting from adjustments to Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services premium assessments.

"This year's results may not be as strong as in the past, but because of the outstanding collaboration between workers, employers, agents, AGC, and SAIF, we're still able to return $2.5 million to these Oregon companies," said SAIF Marketing and Groups Director Christy Witzke. "We'll continue to look for ways to protect workers and get to our goal of zero injuries."

The return will be distributed in August 2016.

ABOUT SAIF
SAIF is Oregon's not-for-profit workers' compensation insurance company. A lot of life happens at the workplace, and at SAIF we're proud to be a part of it. Learn more at saif.com/about.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office conducting Pedestrian Safety enforcement mission in Maywood (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/13/16 12:00 PM
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The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office will commence "Operation Undercover Crossing" on Thursday July 14th, from 8:00 am until 12:00pm. Thursday's operation will take place in the area of 102nd south of Prescott in the community of Maywood. This will be the third of several pedestrian safety enforcement missions conducted by the Sheriff's Office this summer.

The focus of this detail is to raise pedestrian safety awareness of drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of pedestrian right of way laws. Both pedestrians and drivers will be observed during this mission. During a mission at this location last month Deputies issued over 50 citations in less than four hours.

Approximately 75% of motor vehicle -- pedestrian car crashes are due to driver miscalculations when yielding to a pedestrian crossing the street. In 2015, there were 76 pedestrian fatalities in the State of Oregon. 15 of the state's pedestrian fatalities occurred in Multnomah County.

According to Oregon law, drivers are required to stop for a pedestrian trying to cross in a crosswalk until the pedestrian reaches the sidewalk, or is at least one lane past the lane where the driver has stopped. Failing to stop or remain stopped for a pedestrian in a crosswalk is a Class B traffic violation punishable by a fine of $260.

Passing a vehicle stopped at a pedestrian crosswalk is also a Class B traffic violation, also punishable by a fine of $260.

Funding from Oregon Impact Pedestrian Safety Mini-Grant and the Oregon Department of Transportation Safety Division has made Operation Undercover Crossing possible.

If you have questions about this operation or would like to ride along with deputies during the event, please contact the MCSO PIO.


Attached Media Files: ped safety
Shooting Investigation - Hood River County
Oregon State Police - 07/13/16 11:40 AM
The Oregon State Police (OSP) is investigating a shooting that occurred along I-84 on Herman Creek Road, in Hood River County.

On July 12, 2016 at approximately 11:30pm, The Skamania County Washington 911 center received a report that a subject had been shot along I-84 west of Hood River. The emergency call was passed onto Hood River 911 center. Officers were able to locate the injured subject and arrange for transport to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland for treatment of a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Officers from OSP, the Wasco County Sheriff's Office and the Hood River Sheriff's Office are in the process of conducting an investigation into the shooting. While the investigation is continuing, information gathered indicates that there is no threat to the general public in relation to this incident.

Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, no further information is available at this time.

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Guilty Pleas Entered in Death of West Salem Man
Polk County Dist. Att. Office - 07/13/16 10:35 AM
DALLAS (OR) -- Today Nicholas Anthony Ransom, 35, of West Salem, pled guilty to Manslaughter in the Second Degree and Felon in Possession of a Firearm in the July 15, 2015 shooting death of Matthew Pearce, also of West Salem. Sentencing in the case is scheduled for August 2, 2016 in Polk County Circuit Court. Pearce could potentially be sentenced to up to 90 months in prison by the court. Pursuant to the terms of the plea agreement, charges of Murder, Manslaughter in the First Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon were dismissed.

Because sentencing is still pending, no further information will be released at this time.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Civil Process Unit and Alarms Ordinance Unit service adjustments during relocation to new facility
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/13/16 10:35 AM
The Civil Process Unit and Alarms Ordinance Unit for the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office located at 12240 NE Glisan St. Portland OR 97230 are relocating to 4735 E. Burnside St. Portland, OR. 97215 as of July 18, 2016. As part of the transition to the new location, the Civil Process Unit and Alarms Ordinance Unit office located at 12240 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR. 97230 will be closed to the public on Friday July 15, 2016. Both units will reopen for service at the new location on Monday July 18, 2016.

On Friday July 15th, 2016, you can drop off civil process for service or serve the Civil Process Unit/Court Coordinator at our Civil Process Satellite office between the hours of 8:00am-12:00 pm and 1:00pm -- 4:30 pm located Inside the Multnomah County Courthouse at 1021 SW 4th Ave Suite 134 Portland Oregon.

As of Monday July 18th,, 2016 both units will be open at our new location at: 4735 E Burnside St. Portland OR 97215. The office will be open Monday -- Friday (excluding holidays from 8:00am -- 4:30 pm.

New Contact information:

Mailing Address for Civil Process Unit and Alarms Ordinance Unit:

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
Attn: Civil Process (or Alarms Ordinance Unit)
4735 E Burnside St.
Portland, OR. 97215

Civil Unit Phone: 503-988-0512
Alarms Unit Phone: 503-988-0511
Civil Unit Fax: 503-988-0530
Alarms Unit Fax 503-988-0535


EMAIL:

Civil Process Information civiloffice@mcso.us
Real Property Sale Information realproperty@mcso.us
Alarms alarms@mcso.us
Homebuyers Say They'd Pay $50,000 More for a Home With All Gas Appliances, New Study Finds
NW Natural - 07/13/16 9:37 AM
90 Percent of New and Future Homeowners Prefer Natural Gas

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Homebuyers overwhelmingly prefer natural gas versus electricity to heat their homes and cook their food, and are willing to pay more for a home equipped with all natural gas appliances, according to a new study conducted by Market Strategies International.

"When buying a home, our research finds that the vast majority of homebuyers will not compromise when it comes to having natural gas service," said Ron Newheiser, senior director of research and consulting for Market Strategies.

During February and March 2016, Market Strategies surveyed a representative sample of consumers who recently bought or planned to buy single-family detached homes in NW Natural's service territory in Portland, Salem and Vancouver to gauge the value they place on natural gas service and amenities. For more details regarding the survey, visit nwnatural.com.

The study found strong preference for natural gas versus electric service and equipment at all home values, but particularly as the price of the home increases.

"What this research tells us is that homebuyers clearly prefer natural gas over electricity and are willing to pay a premium for a home with all natural gas appliances," said Tamy Linver, Senior Director, Strategic Planning and Market Intelligence. "And the more that people invest in a home, the more they want premium natural gas amenities."

Key findings of the research include the following:

-Natural gas is important. Nearly 9 of 10 (87 percent) people who recently bought or plan to buy a house ranked having a home with natural gas service as "important" to them.

-Natural gas is affordable. The top reasons homebuyers prefer natural gas are affordability and better for cooking, followed by heats better and is a more efficient source of energy.

-9 of 10 pick the gas home. Given the choice between two otherwise identical single-family homes offered at the same selling price, 9 of 10 said they would pick the home with all natural gas appliances versus the home with all electric equipment.

-9 of 10 would pay $50,000 more. 88 percent of homebuyers would choose the all-natural gas home -- even if they had to pay $50,000 more for it than for a comparably outfitted, all-electric home at an average price of $381,000.

The higher the home price, the higher the preference for gas. At home values of $600,000 or more, nearly all (96 percent) homebuyers said they would spend an extra $50,000 on a home with premium natural gas amenities.

Shown the results of the study, builders said the findings matched their experience. "All of the clients I have worked with prefer natural gas versus electric heat for the comfort of their home, and hands down prefer to cook with gas," said Nancy Haskin, custom homes regional director for Pahlisch Homes.

For more details regarding the survey commissioned by NW Natural, visit nwnatural.com.

About NW Natural
NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and provides natural gas service to about 718,000 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.

About Market Strategies International
Market Strategies International is a market research consultancy and leader in the field of energy market research, working with 20 of the top 30 regulated electric utilities (by number of customers). Founded in 1989, Market Strategies is one of the largest market research firms in the world, with offices in the US, Canada and China, and additional industry expertise in consumer & retail, financial services, healthcare, technology and telecommunications. Read Market Strategies' blog at FreshMR, and follow Market Strategies on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Tualatin
Tualatin Police Dept. - 07/13/16 9:31 AM
On July 13, 2016 at about 3:05AM, Officers from the Tualatin Police Department were dispatched to SW Upper Boones Ferry Road, near SW Durham Road in the City of Durham for a call of a traffic crash involving a motorcycle.

A passerby found the crash and alerted police and medical personnel. Upon arrival, officers located the crash off the roadway on the west side of SW Upper Boones Ferry Road. The operator of the motorcycle was found deceased at the scene.

Initial information from the investigation led officers to believe that the motorcycle failed to negotiate a corner, left the roadway and struck a tree. It is unknown at this time if there were any other factors that contributed to the crash.

The operator of the motorcycle, Omar Ramirez-Lopez, 33, of Tualatin was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash, or have information regarding the crash, is asked to contact Tualatin Police at 503-629-0111.


Attached Media Files: 16-2013
Single Vehicle Fatal Crash on Highway 18 - Lincoln County - Update Names Released
Oregon State Police - 07/13/16 9:24 AM
The driver has been identified as Shaypher Lee M. HENDRICKS, age 22 from Ellensburg, Wa. HENDRICKS is currently at Legacy Emmanuel in Portland for treatment of serious injuries.

The passenger has been identified as Austin M. MAYHAK, age 27, from Union Gap, WA.

More information will be released when available as the investigation is continuing.

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Previous Release:

On July 12th, 2016 at about 2:59 a.m., OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Highway 18 near milepost 3.5 (north of Lincoln City).

Preliminary investigation reveals a white in color 15-passenger GMC van, was traveling westbound when it departed the highway and for unknown reasons, striking several large trees and catching fire. The driver was transported to North Lincoln Hospital and immediately flown to Legacy Emmanuel in Portland for treatment of serious injuries. The right front passenger was found deceased in the burnt van. Alcohol may have been a contributing factor.

Highway 18 was closed completely for approximately 8 hours. Traffic was re-routed onto North Bank Road during that time. The highway was opened briefly a few times to let commercial motor vehicles clear.

OSP was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, North Lincoln Fire and Rescue and Pacific West Ambulance.

More information will be released when available as the investigation is continuing and names will be released pending notification to next of kin.

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Police Cadet Program
Beaverton Police Dept. - 07/13/16 9:15 AM
The Beaverton Police Department is launching a Cadet Program for young men and women, ages 16 to 20, with an interest in law enforcement. The Cadet Program will pair these young adults with police officers to provide hands-on career experience, team building skills and leadership development, all while having fun. The cadets will participate in meetings, trainings, ride-a-longs, Oregon Liquor Control Commission Minor-in-Possession alcohol details, community events, school safety fairs, Boy Scout presentations and Special Olympics, to name a few.

Many communities around the U.S. have similar programs and it has proven to be a beneficial stepping stone for future careers in law enforcement, government officials, and community leaders. Our hope is that the police cadets will play an important part in cultivating a diverse workforce for the department's future. We are very excited to introduce such a great program here in Beaverton.

The police department is looking to hire five volunteer cadets and are currently accepting applications. Applicants should prepare for an interview and must have the ability to pass a thorough background investigation. The cadets selected must successfully complete the Regional Law Enforcement Cadet Academy- conducted for twelve consecutive Saturdays, beginning in February 2017.

The closing date for applications is Friday, July 29, 2016. The attached link will take you to the information page and application. http://www.beavertonpolice.org/285/Cadet-Program
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Attached Media Files: News Release
Metrics and Scoring Committee to meet July 15 in Wilsonville
Oregon Health Authority - 07/13/16 9:12 AM
July 13, 2016

Contact: Pamela Naylor, 503-559-2216 (meeting information or accommodations)

What: The regular public meeting of the Oregon Health Authority Metrics and Scoring Committee

When: Friday, July 15, 2016, 9 a.m. to noon. Public testimony will be heard at 10:15 a.m.

Where: Clackamas Community College Wilsonville Training Center, Room 210 29353 SW Town Center Loop E, Wilsonville.

Attendees can also join through a listen-only conference line at 1-888-204-5984, participant code 1277166.

Agenda: Welcome and consent agenda; 2015 Metrics Final Report presentation; public testimony; 2017 measure selection; review 2015 metrics by race and ethnicity.

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

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. To request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations, call the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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Pacific City Dory Days designated an Oregon Heritage Tradition
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 07/13/16 8:43 AM
Dory Days, a festival celebrating local fishing culture, now in its 57th year is the newest Oregon Heritage Tradition designated by the Oregon Heritage Commission.

Dory Days is the 13th event designated an Oregon Heritage Tradition. The others include the Oregon State Fair, the Pendleton Round-Up, the Klamath Basin Potato Festival and the Linn County Pioneer Picnic.

The festival takes place this Friday --Sunday (July 15-17) in Pacific City. A banner will presented Friday evening of the event.

"The Heritage Commission wants to recognize those traditions that have helped define the state," said Eric Martin, the commission's chair. "These events truly celebrate what is local heritage in Oregon."

"Volunteers invite everyone to celebrate and understand the dory boat and the fishing tradition that is so deeply part of Oregon culture," said Dave Larkins, with the Pacific City Dorymen's Association. "Dory boat launches, a parade, artisan fair and a new exhibit about dory boat history are featured events. Its proceeds support local scholarships, youth programs and fish hatchery projects."

Pacific City is "The Home of the Dory Fleet" as noted on the town's banners. The naturally protected harbor is ideal for the dory boats that launch and land from the beach. This annual event honors a 90 year fishing tradition.

An Oregon Heritage Tradition must have been in continuous operation for more than 50 years, demonstrate a public profile and reputation that distinguishes it from more routine events, and add to the livability and identity of the state. A list of Tradition designations is available at http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/pages/oht.aspx .

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$1.1 million grant to aid PCC's new juvenile justice program
PCC - 07/13/16 8:38 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland Community College has been awarded more than $1.1 million from the US Department of Education for a new juvenile justice reentry education program called the Opening Doors Project.

The project will provide career-technical education and wrap-around services to approximately 100 incarcerated juvenile females during the next three years at Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility in Albany. Led by PCC, Opening Doors brings together a group of public and community-based organizations to strengthen educational programming, transitional services and engagement for this population. Partners include PCC, Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility, Three Lakes High School, Worksystems Inc., Oregon Tradeswomen Inc., and Constructing Hope.

Set to launch this fall, the project will be supported by a director, a case manager and a small team of instructors, including Computer Applications and Office Systems Program instructor Noreen Brown, who will start teaching at Oak Creek in September.

"I believe that those who overcome the types of hardships these young women face bring unique insights to our community," said Dan Wenger, division dean of Arts & Professions at the Cascade Campus. "It is not only about them being successful by standard measures such as getting a job or going on with their education, but about their experience adding up to something more powerful."

The female youth will receive instruction in computer applications systems that will feed into the Career Pathways Program, which helps people find the right career and education path through short-term stackable certificates. In addition, Opening Doors staff will provide youth with internships at trade organizations and other education opportunities.

Three tracks will be available to the students on release: They can continue with Career Pathways courses at PCC, enter state-approved pre-apprenticeship programs, or go directly into the job market.

The Career Pathways component will offer inmates wrap-around career and college success coaching both inside the prison and upon their release. This includes program staff working with them while in the facility to find the right career path, and creating a career and college plan they can pursue once they leave.

When released, the new students will be empowered to navigate the college's resources on campus and online. Plus, the computer application systems courses through Career Pathways will not only count toward a program certificate and degree, but also will provide foundational computer skills that are critical to navigating and succeeding in college, finding housing, or applying for jobs.

"Our department is focused on equity and access, and we are incredibly excited to be expanding our services to reach the young women at Oak Creek," said Kate Kinder, Career Pathways manager. "The grant's systemic approach will not only allow the young women to realize their potential, but will also result in strategies that can be scaled up across the state to increase the economic mobility and opportunities for communities impacted by the criminal justice system."
City extends deadline for Block 10 development proposals
City of Vancouver - 07/13/16 8:37 AM
Vancouver, Wash. -- The City of Vancouver has extended its deadline for development proposals for Block 10 to Friday, July 29 at 3 p.m.

The sale of Block 10, a city-owned property at 811 Washington St., has generated considerable interest from developers and the City is now offering two weeks of additional time for proposal submissions.

The City would like to sell the property to a private developer for multi-story mixed use development. The Vancouver City Center Vision and Subarea Plan, developed in 2007, envisions housing or offices with a mix of active services on the first floor, such as restaurants, coffee shops, brew pubs, a grocery store or other retail.

Upon review of proposals, City Council will decide whether or not to sell the property based on how well the proposals meet the City's vision.

The Block 10 Request for Proposals is available online at www.cityofvancouver.us/Block10. It includes details on incentives, the City's vision, zoning restrictions, environmental conditions, appraisal and other relevant information about the property.

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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting 80 Units in Portland
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/13/16 1:59 AM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at approximately 12:30 a.m. in the 4100 block of NE Tillamook Street in Portland. The fire affected 80 units. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.RedCross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Tue. 07/12/16
Missing Endangered Elderly Female (Photo)
Beaverton Police Dept. - 07/12/16 9:12 PM
Picture of Clark
Picture of Clark
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UPDATE
Bonnie has been found safe and is on her way home.

Beaverton Police Department is asking the public's assistance in finding 65 year old Bonnie Clark. Bonnie has been missing from her Beaverton home near SW Murray Blvd/SW Maverick Terrace since 1:00 PM this afternoon. We believe Bonnie left her home on foot as she doesn't have access to a vehicle or know how to use the Tri-Met system.

Bonnie has severe Dementia and may not be able to tell you her name. Bonnie will not be able to find her way home. Bonnie is in good physical health and has no problems walking. Below is a recent picture of Bonnie.

Bonnie is a Caucasian female, 5'8" tall, 126 pounds, blond/brown hair and wears glasses. She was last seen wearing a brown sweater over a white shirt and black pants. If you see or have seen Bonnie please call Beaverton Police at 503-629-0111.

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Attached Media Files: Press release , Picture of Clark
Lincoln County Ambulance Service Review Committee Public Notice Message
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - 07/12/16 4:48 PM
Greetings,

The next meeting of the Lincoln County Ambulance Service Review Committee (ASRC) will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, Samaritan Center for Health Education, 740 SW 9th Street, Newport, OR 97365.
This is a newly reappointed committee by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners; the quarterly meeting dates, times will be established at the July 27 meeting. Meeting minutes, once approved will be posted on the County website with other public meetings.
http://www.co.lincoln.or.us/asrc/page/ambulance-service-review-committee-meeting

Regards,

Jenny Demaris, County Emergency Manager
Committee Recorder
vdemaris@co.lincoln.or.us
(541) 265-4199
PSA: Willamette Humane Society Offers Primp Your Pit Spay & Neuter Special, Funded by Petsmart Charities (Photo)
Willamette Humane Society - 07/12/16 4:43 PM
Primp Your Pit Ad
Primp Your Pit Ad
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FOR RELEASE ON JULY 16, 2016


PSA ANNOUNCEMENT

Do the healthy thing for your pet! Get your pitbull or pitbull mix fixed and a nail trim for just $20 this August because unplanned litters create millions of pets with no place to call home. Primp your pit! Call Willamette Humane Society Spay & Neuter Clinic at 503-480-SPAY. Funded by PetSmart Charities.


PRESS RELEASE

(Salem, OR) Willamette Humane Society urges pit bull parents to prevent unwanted litters during the August "Primp Your Pit" campaign. Sponsored by PetSmart Charities(R), "Primp Your Pit" provides $20 spay/neuter surgeries (and free nail trim) for pit bull terrier dogs.

Pit bull terriers end up in shelters in large numbers due to myths and misperceptions, which impact public opinions of the breed and reduces the adoption rates of these dogs in local animal shelters.

That's why Willamette Humane Society, with funding support from PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of animal welfare efforts in North America, is participating in the "Primp Your Pit " spay/neuter campaign.

Through the "Primp Your Pit" campaign, Willamette Humane Society Spay & Neuter Clinic will provide a special $20 spay/neuter surgery and free nail trim for pit bull terriers and pit bull terrier mixes during the month of August.

"Spaying/neutering a pet is the most effective thing a pet parent can do to prevent unwanted litters from being born that will ultimately end on in local shelters," says Dr. Amanda Luell.

Some pet parents may be hesitant to get their young puppies and kittens sterilized. But the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) endorses spaying and neutering puppies as young as eight to 10 weeks old. Research also shows that the procedure may improve the behavior and health of the pet, including reducing the risk of certain reproductive cancers and infections.

This special $20 rate is even less than the organization's normal low-cost priced and is available to all residents of Marion and Polk Counties. Pet parents who wish to take advantage of this offer must mention the "Primp Your Pit" campaign when they call to schedule their appointment. The campaign is based on availability.

Thanks to the PetSmart Charities grant, Willamette Humane Society will provide 30 "Primp Your Pit" sterilizations for $20 in August. Please visit whs4pets.org or call 503-480-7729 for more information or to schedule an appointment.



About Willamette Humane Society

Willamette Humane Society (WHS) was founded in 1965 by local civic leaders to serve Marion and Polk counties, Oregon. In 2014-2015, Willamette Humane Society provided compassionate services to 8,255 pets and 65,417 people. WHS provides pet adoption services, shelters surrendered or homeless cats and dogs, teaches responsible pet care, behavior and training -- and reduces pet over-population through its low-cost Spay and Neuter Clinic. WHS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that relies on donor support and fees to accomplish its mission. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and includes a 35 FTE member staff, and 1,100 volunteers. For more information about Willamette Humane Society, visit whs4pets.org.

About PetSmart Charities

PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets. More than 400,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through our adoption program in all PetSmart(R) stores and our sponsored adoption events. PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding spay/neuter services that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization, separate from PetSmart, Inc.

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Coffee with a Cop set for Wednesday, July 13
Salem Police Dept. - 07/12/16 4:29 PM
Officers from the Salem Police Department are hosting a Coffee with a Cop event on Wednesday, July 13 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Broadway Coffeehouse, 1300 Broadway ST NE.

"We're hoping to just say 'thank you' to Salem residents," said Lt. Dave Okada of the Community Response of Wednesday's event.

"Recent national events have been tough on communities across the US, and Salem is not immune," said Lt. Dave Okada of the Community Response Section. "Yet, through all these difficult situations, we have received an extraordinary amount of supportive messages from Salem residents."

The Salem Police Department's social media accounts and email boxes have been full of messages from the community expressing their feelings over recent national tragedies, as well extending sentiments of support.

"It's because of this amazing response we wanted to have a way to thank our residents for their kind words, so we're holding a Coffee with a Cop event. We hope neighbors can join us," Okada added.

The department launched Coffee with a Cop in 2015 at local coffee houses in an effort to meet with residents in a comfortable setting to simply chat, and have a conversation over topics of concern to residents.

Refreshments for Wednesday's event will be provided by Salem Alliance Church.

For more information about the event, please contact the Salem Police Crime Prevention Unit at 503-588-6175.
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Share Hunger Appeal Raises $200,203 with $100,000 Match by CenturyLink Foundation
Share - 07/12/16 4:26 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- Share's annual Hunger Appeal raised a gross total of $200,203 thanks to a $100,000 match by the CenturyLink Foundation through their 2016 CenturyLink Feed the Children Backpack Buddies Food Drive, which took place June 6-17 in company locations across the country.

"We are truly grateful to our community for recognizing the need of individuals and families who rely on food assistance programs, helping us to locally raise $100,203," said Diane McWithey, executive director. "With the success of this challenge, we will be able to continue supporting the more than 1,850 children at 90 schools who receive bags of food each week during the school year through our Backpack Program."

The 2016 CenturyLink Feed the Children Backpack Buddies Food Drive differed from previous year by matching only on-line financial donations made at networkforgood.com/centurylink; donors chose from a list of 144 non-profits pre-selected as designees.

While this year's matching challenge from CenturyLink did not include a match for food donations, our community donated 28,000 lbs. of non-perishable food items. We'd like to thank the following organizations and businesses for coordinating food drives: Vancouver Neighborhood Association, Riverview Elementary, Sarah J Anderson Elementary, Craft Beer & Winefest and Area Wineries, Truman Elementary, Vancouver Mall, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, New Seasons Market, Summer Brewfest, DSHS, Evergreen Public Schools, Dog's Best Friend, Creekside Elder Care, Discovery Health and Rehab, The Hampton Salmon Creek, Highgate Senior Living, Woodland Care Center, Clearwater Springs Assisted Living, Glenwood Place, The Hampton Ashley Inn, Dick Hannah Stores, PlayLive Store, Burns & McDonnell, Fort Vancouver High School and Integra.

Nationally, the 2016 CenturyLink Backpack Buddies Food Drive raised nearly $700,000 to help support 144 organizations across the country. To further support its employees' efforts, the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation contributed a $1 million match to beneficiaries through the drive. This is the seventh year for CenturyLink's nationwide drive.

About CenturyLink
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communication, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.

About Share
Share was founded in 1979 with the goal of caring for the homeless and hungry in the greater Vancouver area. Share operates three shelters for the homeless, a transitional housing program, Lincoln Place (a 30-unit Housing First model apartment complex), a street outreach program, including a Day Center, a Housing & Essential Needs (HEN) program, provides case management to clients and provides daily meals for the homeless and low-income members of our community. Share also operates a summer meals program for low-income children and a backpack program benefiting 1,850+ children at 92 schools to provide food for weekends to children receiving free or reduced-fee lunches. Additionally, Share offers financial programs that incorporate financial education and matched dollars for savings; these programs are designed to assist in the improvement of credit scores and financial management. For more information on Share, visit our Web site at www.sharevancouver.org.

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**MEDIA ALERT** Dream Playground to Come to Life for Local Families
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 07/12/16 4:18 PM
Partners Join Forces to Create a New Playground at The Salvation Army Gresham Corps
Photo/Interview Opportunities Available


WHAT:

More than 200 volunteers from Foresters Financial(TM) (@weareforesters), The Salvation Army Gresham Corps (@SalArmyPortland), organizers from KaBOOM! (@kaboom) and residents of the Portland community will join forces on Saturday, July 23, to give area kids the childhood they deserve by building a new playground at The Salvation Army Gresham Corps. The design is based on children's drawings created at a special design event in May.


WHEN: Saturday, July 23

8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Foresters Family Fun Zone (arts & crafts, games & more for children and families)
8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. | Kick-off ceremony and volunteer deployment
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Best viewing of playground construction
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. | Final construction phase
2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. | Ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate playground
(Times are approximate)


WHERE:
The Salvation Army Gresham Corps
473 SE 194th Ave
Portland, OR 97233


WHY:

Over its 15 year lifespan, the new playground will eventually serve more than 1,000 children and their families in the community, providing them with a safe place to play.

Playgrounds provide an opportunity for families to spend quality time together and get to know other families in their community. A playground is more than a playground. It's a brain-expander, friend-maker, and muscle-builder. It's a pillar in the community.

Foresters Financial, an international financial services provider, helps families reach their financial goals, protect themselves and make a lasting difference in their communities. This year, Foresters and KaBOOM! are proudly celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their partnership. Since 2006, Foresters has invested more than $11.5 million with KaBOOM! to build more than 130 playgrounds -- including 3 in Oregon -- across the U.S. and Canada by the end of 2016. Over their 15-year lifespan, these playgrounds will strengthen the community and provide more than 4.5 million children and their families with an opportunity to spend quality time together.

KaBOOM! works to bring balanced and active play into the daily lives of all children, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. #playmatters


VISUALS:

Before and after shots
Volunteers assembling, carrying, and installing brightly colored playground equipment
Volunteers moving 1,200 square feet of safety surfacing by hand
Ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the playground




The Salvation Army Gresham Corps
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 127 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at www.salvationarmygresham.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), (503) 794-3200, or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

About Foresters Financial
Foresters Financial(TM) is an international financial services provider with more than three million clients and members in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and total funds under management of $34 billion1. With a history of more than 140 years, we provide life insurance, savings, retirement and investment solutions that help families achieve their financial goals, protect their families and improve their communities. For more information, visit foresters.com.

Foresters Financial and Foresters are trade names and trademarks of The Independent Order of Foresters (a fraternal benefit society, 789 Don Mills Road, Toronto, Canada M3C 1T9) and its subsidiaries.
Products offered vary by country. Not all products are available for distribution in all jurisdictions. In the United States, products are offered by The Independent Order of Foresters and its subsidiaries, including Foresters Financial Services, Inc. a registered broker-dealer. Securities, life insurance and annuity products are offered through Foresters Financial Services, Inc. or independent producers. Insurance products are issued by Foresters Life Insurance and Annuity Company, New York, or The Independent Order of Foresters. Investment advisory products and services are offered through Foresters Advisory Services, LLC, a registered investment adviser.
1in Canadian dollars as of December 31, 2015

KaBOOM!
KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids -- particularly those growing up in poverty in America -- the childhood they deserve filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive. Since 1996, KaBOOM! has collaborated with partners to build, open, or improve nearly 16,300 playgrounds, engaged more than one million volunteers, and served 8.1 million kids. KaBOOM! creates great places to play, inspires communities to promote and support play, and works to drive the national discussion about the importance of play in fostering healthy and productive lives. To learn why #playmatters and why cities are embracing #playability: visit kaboom.org or join the conversation at twitter.com/kaboom or facebook.com/kaboom.


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Phase 2 of Capitol Mall Parking Technology Install Begins Mid-July
City of Salem - 07/12/16 3:52 PM
Salem, Ore. -- The City of Salem will soon replace the remaining coin operated meters around the Capitol Mall with new parking technology.

Work crews will soon be installing parking stations that will allow Capitol Mall visitors to pay for parking with credit and debit cards, as well as coins. The new stations will also allow more flexible time options, such as pre-paying for parking in advance of the 8 a.m. enforcement time. The new equipment will be the same technology which was installed in the Capitol Mall in fall 2015.

City of Salem-issued Cash Keys will not be compatible with the new parking stations, but they can continue to be used at areas outside of the Capitol Mall where coin-based meters are located.

Site preparation work will begin in mid-July. Following the site preparation, the new parking pay stations will be installed. It is estimated that all of the new parking stations will be operational by early August 2016.

An information web page that includes an implementation map and Frequently Asked Questions is available at www.cityofsalem.net/capitolmallparking. Information on the web page will be updated as available. For specific questions regarding the new parking technology implementation, please contact Sara Long at slong@cityofsalem.net or 503-589-2065. Si necesita ayunda para comprender esta información, por favor llame 503-588-6178.
Fraud Alert: Active #PhoneScam in Portland - Do Not Send Money (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/12/16 3:36 PM
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The Portland Police Bureau wants community members to be aware of a variety of phone scams that are active in the Portland Metro area.

Officers have received reports from people who stated that callers would claim to be members of a police department or sheriff's department and that the victim missed jury duty, had outstanding fines, or a warrant for their arrest that could be taken care of over the phone with a payment.

Other victims have reported callers claiming to be public utilities, the IRS, charities and home repair companies.

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

Callers typically instruct the victims to purchase re-loadable cards and call them back with the numbers. Recent scam callers have asked for iTunes gift cards be used as payment.

The Portland Police Bureau reminds you to be aware that:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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OSP Seeking Public's Assistance in the Shooting of Livestock - Klamath County
Oregon State Police - 07/12/16 3:33 PM
The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help to identify the person(s) responsible for shooting of livestock in Klamath County.

On Friday, July 8, 2016, a cow was shot on the 106 road near Camp Four in Klamath County. The incident was witnessed by Oregon Department of Forestry personnel. The suspect was described as a white male adult, heavier build, wearing shorts and no shoes. He was operating an older Ford Taurus or Chevy Cavalier, light grey or white in color and with several stickers at the top of the rear window. Evidence was collected at the scene and the investigation is on-going.

On Monday, July 11, 2016, OSP troopers investigated two more deceased cows near the 100 line road at Spencer Creek. Those may have been shot as well and the investigation is on-going.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact OSP Sergeant Dennis Yaws at (541) 883-5713 extension 321. Information may be kept anonymous.

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Vancouver Police Neighbors On Watch recruiting new volunteers (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 07/12/16 3:27 PM
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Vancouver, Wash. -- The Vancouver Police Department Neighbors On Watch (NOW) program is recruiting our next group of volunteers and are accepting applications for our next training academy until July 21. Are you observant? Do you want to learn more about your local police department? Could you find four hours a month to help the community? If so, the Vancouver Police Department's Neighbors On Watch (NOW) citizen patrol program may be a great fit for you. NOW is growing and additional volunteers are encouraged to join this wildly successful program.

Citizens interested in training to help the police with crime prevention are welcome to apply for the NOW volunteer team. NOW is a high-visibility, non-confrontational, observe and report program. Trained volunteers patrol in pairs throughout the city of Vancouver, including neighborhoods, trails, parks, special events, and other areas that need attention. NOW volunteers work in partnership with Vancouver Police by being extra "eyes and ears" and reporting suspicious or criminal behavior.

Patrols are done on foot, bike and in vehicles. Applicants must be at least 21-years old, live in the city of Vancouver, pass a background investigation, and complete 40 hours of training before becoming part of the NOW citizen patrol team.

Training includes observation skills, radio communications, patrol procedures, rules of conduct, personal safety, incident reporting, CPR, First Aid and search techniques.

Applications for the next training academy are due by July 21. For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/m8j528k or contact Volunteer Coordinator Kelly Cheney at 360-487-7467 or Kelly.Cheney@cityofvancouver.us.




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


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Grand Jury to Review Polk County Officer Involved Shooting
Polk County Dist. Att. Office - 07/12/16 2:22 PM
DALLAS (OR) -- Polk County District Attorney Aaron Felton today announced that per the county's law enforcement use of deadly physical force response plan, he has elected to present the evidence accumulated related to the July 5, 2016 officer involved shooting to the Grand Jury for its review. A date has not been set for that hearing.
Streamside (Riparian) Rulemaking Advisory Sub-Committee meets July 22
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/12/16 2:22 PM
The Riparian Rulemaking Advisory Committee voted June 21 to assign a subcommittee the task of finalizing rule language for the streamside buffers associated with salmon, steelhead and bull trout streams. The advisory panel to the Board of Forestry will meet 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 22 at Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters, the Santiam Room -- Building D, 2600 State St., in Salem.

The subcommittee plans to discuss elements of administrative rules that need further work, refine the rule language package as it is presented to the subcommittee, and clarify any disagreements. The subcommittee will provide input to ODF for drafting rules that the Board of Forestry will consider as it implements its decision to increase streamside shade buffers along some fish-bearing streams in western Oregon.

This is a public meeting that includes opportunities to provide comment at the beginning and end of the meeting. The meeting is accessible to persons with disabilities. Interpreter requests for the hearing impaired and other accommodations should be made by July 21, 2016. For more information about attending the meeting, please contact Susan Dominique, ODF, 503-945-7502.
***Update 3*** Police Continuing Officer Involved Shooting Investigation - Polk County
Oregon State Police - 07/12/16 1:53 PM
Update #3:

The investigation into the July 5th officer involved shooting in Polk County is continuing.

The involved Polk County Deputy has been identified as Deputy Casey Gibson, age 28. Deputy Gibson has approximately three years of law enforcement service and was uninjured in the incident.

The suspect who was fatally shot in the encounter, has been identified as Joshua Bolster, age 29, of Salem.

No further information to be released at this time.

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Previously Released:

An Oregon State Trooper arrived on scene in response to requests for assistance by Polk County Deputies after shots had been fired. The arriving Trooper took part in the attempts to take the injured suspect into custody, who was still not complying with officers commands, and employed less lethal means to do so.

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On the evening of July 5th 2016, the Monmouth Police Department responded to a call for service to an apartment complex regarding a male suspect who was trespassing and harassing an ex-girlfriend at that location. When Monmouth Police Department officers arrived at the scene, they learned that the male suspect had left the scene and had been involved in a confrontation with a male tenant of the apartments in which the suspect pulled out a knife.

The Monmouth Police Department sent an attempt to locate to the local agencies in the area with the suspect's information and a description of his vehicle. The Monmouth Police Department told the local agencies they had probable cause to arrest the suspect for Trespassing and Menacing and the suspect was believed to be armed with a knife.

Polk County Sheriff's Office Deputies set up on Highway 22W near Doaks Ferry Rd. looking for the suspect and his vehicle. Polk County Sheriff's Deputies subsequently stopped the vehicle and began giving commands to the suspect in an attempt effect an arrest. An Oregon State Trooper also responded to the scene to assist. During the confrontation the Trooper deployed less lethal force options. A Deputy fired shots and the suspect was injured. Medical aid was rendered to the suspect and he was transported to the Salem Hospital where he was treated for his injuries. The suspect later succumbs to his injuries at the Salem Hospital.

Following the Polk County Senate Bill 111 Officer Involved Shooting protocols, the Polk County Inter-agency Major Crimes Team was contacted and it was decided the Oregon State Police would be the lead agency for this investigation.

Agencies who assisted on scene were Salem Fire, Falck Ambulance, Polk County District Attorney's Office, Independence Police and Monmouth Police.

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

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On July 5, 2016 at about 9:45 p.m., the Polk County Sheriff's Office was on a citizen contact on Highway 22 near milepost 23 (Holman Frontage Road) when they requested backup. Shortly after the deputy advised there had been shots fired and the subject was down.

The adult male was taken to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. Highway 22 was closed for several hours while the investigation was conducted.

The Oregon State Police is the lead investigating agency. More information will be released as it becomes available.

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Department of Corrections 65-year partnership with Department of Forestry (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 07/12/16 1:42 PM
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The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) and the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) recently completed their annual fire school for adults in custody assigned to outside fire crews. This year, the two agencies continue a successful partnership into their 65th year; DOC's South Fork Forest Camp (SFFC) in Tillamook has been jointly operating with ODF since 1951. Together the two agencies provide training, skills, and mentorship to adults in custody.

ODF fire personnel joined with DOC staff to conduct week-long training courses for inmates selected through a careful screening process. Inmate crews are provided classroom and field exercises to obtain their nationally-recognized Firefighter II certification -- a certification identical to that of agency and private firefighters. In addition to those working the fire lines, other inmates are specially trained in food service operations to serve meals to thousands of firefighters stationed at fire camps, and to provide equipment repair.

The 2015 wildfire season proved challenging for DOC staff and inmates, who participated in 40 fires around the state, working side-by-side with other agencies and contract firefighters. As this year's fire season gets under way, DOC and ODF are trained and ready to serve. Not only does the fire program save the state millions of dollars, it provides DOC's low-risk offenders with the tools they need for future work opportunities, which helps prepare them for re-entry into the community.

"Forestry considers South Fork Forest Camp an investment and relies on the value of production to be greater than the costs to run the program," said Nathan Seable, ODF Camp Manager. "In a given year, we can produce 28,000 man days of labor in support of reforestation, recreation maintenance, and wildfire suppression on state forest lands."

"We are extremely proud of our long-standing, mutually beneficial partnership with Forestry," said DOC Director Colette S. Peters. "The adults in DOC's custody who participate in fire season gain essential skills and experience, which are vital to successful reintegration from prison to home. ODF gains talented, qualified workers who enhance their workforce while reducing overall costs to taxpayers. Together we accomplish great things and are proud to serve the citizens of Oregon."

SFFC is minimum-security work camp that houses approximately 200 male inmates who are within four years of release. Part of SFFC's mission is to supply a ready work force to combat forest or wild fires throughout the state. Crews provide critical support for statewide fire operations, recreation, and reforestation, as well as provide support for special projects such as sign making, metal fabrication, and tool or equipment repair. SFFC was established in 1951 and is a satellite facility to CRCI and managed jointly with the Oregon Department of Forestry. It is located approximately 28 miles east of Tillamook, just off of Highway 6 along the Wilson River in the Tillamook Forest.



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Single Vehicle Fatal Crash on Highway 18 - Lincoln County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/12/16 1:06 PM
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On July 12th, 2016 at about 2:59 a.m., OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Highway 18 near milepost 3.5 (north of Lincoln City).

Preliminary investigation reveals a white in color 15-passenger GMC van, was traveling westbound when it departed the highway and for unknown reasons, striking several large trees and catching fire. The driver was transported to North Lincoln Hospital and immediately flown to Legacy Emmanuel in Portland for treatment of serious injuries. The right front passenger was found deceased in the burnt van. Alcohol may have been a contributing factor.

Highway 18 was closed completely for approximately 8 hours. Traffic was re-routed onto North Bank Road during that time. The highway was opened briefly a few times to let commercial motor vehicles clear.

OSP was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, North Lincoln Fire and Rescue and Pacific West Ambulance.

More information will be released when available as the investigation is continuing and names will be released pending notification to next of kin.

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Pokémon Go search turns up loaded firearm in field (Photo)
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/12/16 11:51 AM
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Pokémon Go search turns up loaded firearm in field

Two young adult brothers on the trail of a "Pokémon character" instead came across a loaded handgun lying in a field off Hwy 99 in Hazel Dell. Without touching the gun, the brothers suspended their GPS search for virtual creatures, called 911 and awaited the arrival of Deputy Brian Wade. Deputy Wade recovered the weapon, a loaded Smith and Wesson Model 16-4 .32 Magnum which had likely been discarded in the field some time ago, had visible weathering and some rust, but looked as though the gun was still capable of firing rounds. The gun serial number doesn't show up in any law enforcement lost/stolen data base. Deputy Wade thanked the brothers and noted that it's very fortunate the weapon was found by responsible adults rather than children, "It might've led to a tragic incident, if it weren't for the Pokémon searchers" he said.


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REACH Preserves 50 Homes for Senior Citizens: Historic Building to Remain Affordable for Downtown Portland Residents (Photo)
REACH Community Development - 07/12/16 11:10 AM
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PORTLAND, Ore. -- July 12, 2016 - On Friday, July 15, REACH Community Development will celebrate the grand Re-Opening of The Bronaugh Apartments, a three story, 50-unit historic apartment building located in downtown Portland. Home to elderly and disabled Oregonians living on fixed incomes, the Bronaugh is the last building of the at-risk Section 8 Housing and Urban Development (HUD) properties identified in the 11X13 Campaign. In order to preserve and maintain much-needed affordable homes for downtown seniors, REACH purchased the building in 2013 and oversaw a substantial renovation including a seismic upgrade to bring it up to current code.

Built in 1905, the Bronaugh is listed on the historic registry and was last renovated in 1982. The building has been carefully renovated with modern comforts, while retaining and restoring its elegant, historic character. The Bronaugh features original architectural details such as semi-circular arched openings, bracketed and broad overhanging eaves, decorative egg and dart moulding, and ornamented frieze and bay window panels, each contributing to the building's unique eclecticism.

With an expiring Section 8 contract and hot real estate market, the Bronaugh was at risk of being converted to market rate apartments, displacing its senior and disabled residents. REACH purchased the building to preserve the housing for the residents, several of whom have lived in the building for over 20 years.

"We wanted to continue providing housing for the Bronaugh's residents, some of whom have lived there for many years," says Lucy Corbett, Housing Project Manager. "Had the building been sold for re-development, it would have displaced the residents from their homes, further reducing affordable apartments in an area with high rents."

Funding for the Bronaugh project was provided by the Portland Housing Bureau, Oregon Housing & Community Services, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Network for Oregon Affordable Housing, and the U S Dept. of Housing & Urban Development. The development team included Walsh Construction Co., Carleton Hart Architecture, and the Housing Development Center.

About REACH CDC
Since 1982, REACH has built innovative and affordable housing for low-income families and individuals in the metropolitan region. REACH develops and manages affordable housing and provides supportive services to our residents, as well as free home repairs to senior homeowners. Today, REACH's portfolio includes 2,073 units including single family homes, apartment buildings and mixed-use developments located across the City of Portland. REACH has won numerous state and national awards for its creative approach to building healthy communities and its innovative housing projects. More information available at http://reachcdc.org.
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Little "Sheriff for a Day" Still Beating the Odds (Photo)
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/12/16 10:44 AM
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Update: It should be noted that the Sheriff stars on Noah's collar belonged to his great-grandpa, the late Sheriff Les Nelson and were presented as a gift from Sheriff Mark Nelson.

Kelso - Sheriff Mark Nelson and the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office is honoring Noah Anderson as "Sheriff" for a Day. This is a program for chronically ill children to help them and their families celebrate life. More information can be found on the Criminal Justice Training Commission website or the Chief for a Day website.

On Friday, Red Leaf Coffee in Kelso will be donating a portion of their daily receipts to Noah to help the family with associated costs for Noah an his family's well-being, both medical and personal. A Cowlitz Black Bears fundraiser is also in the works.

The Daily News published a story on Noah a couple of years ago. Since then the little "miracle" boy has continued to grow, but remains fragile in many ways. "He's a fighter and has a really great sense of humor." said Sheriff Mark Nelson. (Who is also Noah's great-uncle) "This is the first time my office and I have sponsored a child and I couldn't think of anyone more deserving, relation or not. This little boy deserves all the happy he can get."

Noah's favorite thing is SpongeBob, so Sheriff Nelson had one sewn onto Noah's uniform shirt. The just before a recent photo session, Sheriff Nelson sewed a "SpongeBob" patch on his own uniform shirt to match Noah's.

The two Sheriffs participated in the Longview 4th of July parade and plan to be in Castle Rock on Thursday for their parade, though Noah will miss the Kalama parade on Saturday due to a medical procedure on Friday that will likely keep him hospitalized, but Sheriff Nelson will be there on "Sheriff" Noah's behalf.

We appreciate everyone's support and if you would like to donate, you can send checks to "Noah Anderson-Sheriff for a Day" at 1009 N. 22nd Ave. Kelso, WA 98626 or drop them off at Cowlitz Title c/o Dyann, 1159 14th Ave. Longview, or the Sheriff' Office, 312 S.W. 1st Ave. Kelso, WA.

This is all to bring an added measure of joy to a chronically ill little boy and his family.


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Inmates learn firefighting skills
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/12/16 9:52 AM
(St. Paul, OR) The Oregon Departments of Forestry and Corrections are conducting a fire school for female inmates at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville. Upon completion of the school, inmates will be qualified as wildland firefighters to be used as a firefighting resource by the Department of Forestry's North Cascade District.

LIVE FIRE EXERCISE SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, JULY 15
This intensive training -- critical to the safety and effectiveness of the crew as they battle blazes during fire season -- includes a live fire exercise scheduled 12:30 p.m. Friday, July 15, at the J.E. Schroeder Seed Orchard in St. Paul. This exercise is an excellent opportunity for members of the media to observe and shoot video or stills of firefighting, initial attack, fire safety protocol and various tasks involved in fire suppression.

Incident Commander ("IC") Levi Hopkins, Grant Coordinator, Oregon Department of Forestry, Molalla, sees this as an opportunity for the inmates to gain skills and give back to the community. The inmates will be trained in fire safety and tactical skills that will help them when battling fires this summer.

Once trained, the crew will be made available to homeowners throughout Clackamas County whose homes are located in the wildland-urban interface to complete fuels reduction projects. Crews have the ability to create 200 feet of defensible space around a home to increase its survivability in the event of a wildfire. There is no cost to the landowner. Landowners can learn if they qualify for this program by contacting the Oregon Department of Forestry's Molalla Unit office.

"This is a new project with fuels reduction, but using inmates to fight fire is not a new concept," said Hopkins. "They have been used since 1957 and are a valuable resource."

A total of 24 inmates from the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility will participate.
Trainees will spend the first four days of the week in a classroom setting. Class topics covered in the fire school include basic fire behavior, fire suppression tactics, use of hand tools, weather and safety on the fire line. The fire school takes place July 11 through Friday, July 15, at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility. The five-day course culminates in a live fire exercise. The July 15 exercise provides trainees with the final challenge: applying their newly acquired skills to suppress and mop-up a real fire.

NORTH CASCADE DISTRICT OFFICIALLY IN FIRE SEASON
These individuals will become qualified firefighters less than two weeks after the ODF State Forester's Office declared fire season in the North Cascade Forest Protection District (June 30, 2016). The district is currently enforcing a regulated use closure that limits activity in the forest and currently stands at an Industrial Fire Precaution Level 1.

For more information, please contact media representatives Dawn Sleight, 503-829-2216, 503-780-8646, Bonnie Gisler, 503-829-2216, or Levi Hopkins, 503-829-2216.


NOTE TO NEWS MEDIA:
This opportunity offers supervised access to inmate trainee firefighters as they prepare for the 2016 fire season, as well as access to experienced firefighters overseeing the training. However, we require 24-hour notice of your intent to participate, as all media must be accompanied by an agency escort and have personal protective equipment.

Personal protective equipment includes Nomex pants, long-sleeve Nomex shirt, leather gloves, hard hat, and all-leather boots with Vibram soles. Protective equipment (excluding leather boots) may be available for media to borrow. Please contact Dawn Sleight to make arrangements.
Business Resilience is the Focus of Free Red Cross Cascadia Earthquake Preparedness Forum
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/12/16 9:41 AM
The Red Cross Prepare Out Loud for Business forum on July 20 aims to teach attendees practical steps to start preparing workplaces for disasters and the important role individuals can play in building a culture of preparedness at home and at work.

PORTLAND, Ore., July 12, 2016 - The American Red Cross and local partners are helping businesses and organizations of all sizes be prepared for disasters, such as a 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake, by holding Prepare Out Loud for Business on July 20, at Tektronix in Beaverton, Oregon.

Forum attendees will hear directly from top business leaders from Tektronix, PGE and Intel the steps they're taking to plan for emergencies and the tools available to engage employees, assess readiness, and strengthen business resilience.

"National statistics show that 40 percent of businesses do not reopen after a disaster and another 25 percent fail within one year," said Amy Shlossman, CEO of the Red Cross Cascades Region. "Prepare Out Loud brings together top business leaders to share the steps all businesses can take now to prepare their employees and organizations for disasters of all kinds."

In addition to business continuity information, Red Cross preparedness presenters will share information on the science and history of the Cascadia Subduction Zone, how humans behave during disasters, how to quickly locate your loved ones following a disaster, and how much food, water and other supplies you will need to take care of yourself and others.

Following the Prepare Out Loud for Business forum, attendees will understand the central role their own actions and voices play in building a culture of resilience both at work and at home.


WHAT: American Red Cross Prepare Out Loud for Business

WHEN: Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 9 a.m. -- 11 a.m.

WHERE: Tektronix, 14150 SW Karl Braun Dr., Beaverton, OR 97005

RSVP AT: www.redcross.org/PrepareOutLoudforBusiness


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Media invited - Sheriff's Office training on new Bio-Metrics inmate screening tool
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/12/16 9:29 AM
Today 07/12/2016 at 3 pm, members of the media are invited to view the training session for Correctional Deputies on the new Bio-Metrics inmate screening tool. Instructors will be available for questions. The training will be held on the sixth floor of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin Vancouver, WA. Attending media may park in the north west parking lot of the Public Service Center and will be led to the training room. Please plan to arrive promptly at 3 pm.
Shellie Holk of Albertina Kerr Accepted Into 2016-2017 Clinical Innovation Fellows Program (Photo)
Albertina Kerr - 07/12/16 9:19 AM
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PORTLAND, Ore. (July 12, 2016) -- Shellie Holk, Manager of Nursing and Clinical Operations for Albertina Kerr, has been accepted into the Oregon Council of Clinical Innovators, a network of health system leaders convened by the Oregon Health Authority Transformation Center. The year-long program aims to build the capacity of health system transformation leadership within Oregon, support the success of coordinated care organizations and spread Oregon's coordinated care model.

From August 2016 to June 2017, Holk, along with other multidisciplinary innovation leaders, will actively work with project teams to implement health system transformation projects in their local communities. Holk will focus on further developing Albertina Kerr's Children's Developmental Health Services' SHINE pilot program.

The SHINE (Shifting Healthcare through Integrated Networks and Engagement) Program serves CareOregon children between the ages of 6 months and 10 years-old with developmental behavior issues such as Autism and ADHD. Participants receive all services needed to meet their family's goals which includes Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, Mental Health Therapy and Case Management. SHINE is funded by an alternative payment model and aims to reduce costs and improve the care and outcomes of patients.

"I am honored to be a part of this fellowship and work with other Oregon healthcare leaders," said Holk. "This is a great opportunity to broaden my exposure and further develop the SHINE program at Albertina Kerr."

Holk currently oversees clinical operations for Albertina Kerr's Community Based Mental Health Services, Children's Developmental Health Services and the nursing program at Albertina Kerr's Inpatient Crisis Psychiatric Care facility for children and adolescents in mental health crisis. In support of Holk's nomination into the fellowship program, Health Share offered $10,000 to support the SHINE program for the duration of her fellowship.

To learn more about Shellie Holk, Albertina Kerr programs or the Oregon Council of Clinical Innovators contact Steve Zeiden at 503.408.4721 or SteveZ@AlbertinaKerr.org

About Albertina Kerr
Since 1907, Albertina Kerr has strengthened Oregon families and communities. Today, we provide programs and services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges, empowering them to live richer lives. For more information about Albertina Kerr, call 503.239.8101 or visit www.albertinakerr.org

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Free Child Safety Seat Clinic (Photo)
Beaverton Police Dept. - 07/12/16 9:06 AM
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The Beaverton Police Department in a partnership with Safe Kids Coalition-Washington County and C & R Real Estate Services will be conducting a free child car seat clinic. The clinic will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the Park Place Center located at 4915 SW Griffith Drive Beaverton, Oregon 97005. The clinic will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The last car will be accepted at 11:30 a.m. unless demand necessitates an earlier cut off time.

This clinic is designed to teach parents and caregivers how to properly install and use a child safety seat. A properly installed 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. With so many different car seats on the market, it's no wonder parents find this overwhelming.

Make sure that you have registered your car seat with the manufacture. Registering your seat makes sense: It gives the manufacturer the ability to contact you about recalls and safety notices. It's also easy: Just send in the card that came with your car seat or fill out a simple form on the manufacturer's Web site. Your child's safety could depend on it.

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 use 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. The last car will be accepted at 11:30 a.m. unless demand necessitates an earlier cut off time.
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Initial testing of water shows safe levels at Western Oregon University
Western Oregon University - 07/12/16 8:31 AM
MONMOUTH, Ore. -- Initial testing of drinking water at Western Oregon University shows that the water is safe with results well below or below levels considered dangerous by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). During coming weeks, additional locations will be tested to ensure that all drinking water sources are safe and meet EPA requirements.

The water samples were collected by trained Physical Plant personnel under the direction of a certified DEQ third party lab. They were sent to outside labs for analysis, in compliance with the requirements set by Oregon's state education and public health agencies, which provided recommendations of certified laboratories. The sites tested thus far all tested within or well below the limits set by the EPA.

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 2015 WOU was recognized by the Education Trust as being a leader in graduating Pell Grant recipients and in 2010 as the top university in America at eliminating the Latino graduation gap. WOU is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Two Families in Marion County
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/11/16 10:55 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster on July 11, 2016, at approximately 7 p.m. in the 6000 block of Fairway Avenue in Salem, Ore. The fire affected two families, including three adults and three children. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.RedCross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Treehouse Trespasser High on Meth (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/11/16 9:07 PM
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On 07-11-16 at about 4:25pm, City of Happy Valley deputies responded to a homeowner's report of a trespasser in her treehouse, located on an undeveloped lot in the 9900 block of SE Eastview Dr., within the incorporated boundaries of the City of Happy Valley.

The first deputies to arrive located an adult male in the treehouse, who refused to come down. He was identified as 40 year old Troy Miller, of Happy Valley, Oregon. Behavioral Health Specialists assigned to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, as well as members of the Hostage Negotiation team, responded to assist with the call. Members of the Clackamas Fire District were dispatched to the scene to assist with providing ladders to help access the man.

Deputies negotiated with the man for over two hours. At times he would climb onto the roof of the treehouse, and higher into the tree. Deputies were concerned the man might fall, and remained steadfast in their negotiation efforts. Ultimately, the man came down for a bottle of water, and was taken into custody without injury.

The suspect was transport to the Clackamas County Jail, where he was lodged on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Resisting Arrest, and Criminal Trespass.

Thanks to the patience and professionalism of all involved.


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Oregon Civil Air Patrol to Conduct Search and Rescue Exercise July 15, 16, and 17 (Photo)
Oregon Civil Air Patrol - 07/11/16 7:36 PM
Civil Air Patrol takes to the air in a training exercise that will be evaluated by the U.S. Air Force.
Civil Air Patrol takes to the air in a training exercise that will be evaluated by the U.S. Air Force.
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The Oregon wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) will be conducting its annual statewide training exercise, evaluated by the U.S. Air Force, on July 15, 16, and 17. The training will have an incident command post at Aurora airport, with aircrews and aircraft flying out of Aurora, Bend, and Medford airports.

The statewide search and rescue exercise (SAREX) is designed to train for, and test, the preparedness of the Oregon CAP to respond to various emergency incidents. These emergency incidents include: air and ground searches for missing people and/or aircraft, digital photo reconnaissance, emergency medical support flights, transportation of critical supplies, and other tasks that local, state, or federal authorities may request. At this SAREX, U.S. Air Force evaluators will be providing simulated scenarios and problems for the CAP members to respond to and resolve.

While adult members of the Oregon CAP will participate in all aspects of the SAREX, in both air and ground operations, the SAREX also utilizes the CAP's cadet members. The cadets, who range in age from 12 to 21,will participate in much of the support operations during the SAREX. Cadets participate in communications, mission base operations, ground search operations, and flight line crew. All cadets work under the supervision of a qualified adult member.

Civil Air Patrol is the official volunteer auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, and the newest member of the U.S. Air Force's Total Force. In its search-and-rescue capacity, CAP performs approximately 85% of in-land search missions, as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center. Approximately 75-100 people are saved each year by CAP members.

In addition to performing search-and-rescue missions, the Civil Air Patrol also performs homeland security, disaster relief, and counter drug missions, when requested to do so by local, state, and federal agencies. CAP also provides aerospace education and leadership mentoring to its cadet members.

For more information on CAP, please visit http://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/


Attached Media Files: Civil Air Patrol takes to the air in a training exercise that will be evaluated by the U.S. Air Force.
Cause of Albany Burger King Fire
Albany Fire Dept. - 07/11/16 4:10 PM
Albany Fire Department responded to a structure fire of Burger King at 1435 SE Geary Street on July 9, 2016 at approximately 0843 hours. After employee interviews and investigations on scene, the fire has been determined to be an accident. Albany Fire has determined the cause of the fire was gasoline from an overturned gas can in the bulk storage area of the restaurant. Eyewitnesses described the spilled gasoline igniting which more than likely occurred from a pilot light. According to the Linn County Assessor's Office, the fair market value of the building is estimated at 1.1 million dollars.

All employees and customers escaped the fire. One employee was treated on site by Albany Fire Medics.
Vancouver Police seek help to locate owner of abandoned wheelchair (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 07/11/16 3:54 PM
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Vancouver, Wash. -- On July 6, 2016, Vancouver Police responded to the Walmart located at 7809 Van Plaza Drive for the report that wheelchair had been left in the lobby of the store approximately one week prior and no one had come back to retrieve it. Other than missing cushions, the chair appears to be in good condition.

Anyone with information on the possible owner of the wheelchair is asked to contact Vancouver Police Sgt. Patrick Johns at (360) 487-7517.




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


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City to install new parking pay stations downtown this fall
City of Vancouver - 07/11/16 3:31 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- The City of Vancouver will begin installing a new smart parking system in the Government District area of downtown this fall. The Government District parking area is located in downtown Vancouver west of the Clark County Courthouse and Public Service Center (A map showing pay station locations is attached.)

The new Strada Pay Station system, supplied by Parkeon, will serve approximately 400 parking spaces that were added to this area in 2012.

Benefits of the new pay stations:
Able to accept coins as well as credit and debit cards for payment
Solar powered
Ability for City staff to analyze parking activity and/or change parking rates remotely
Meters can be programmed to create validation codes for local businesses and special event parking
A 7-inch color screen and customizable keyboard interface help to easily guide users through their transactions
Ability to upload events listings, traffic closure information, new business openings and other news directly to the station screens

"The new parking station system gives us the ability to utilize the latest technology to help us manage parking congestion downtown," said City Parking Services Manager Mike Merrill. "We are happy to work with Parkeon again, as their system has been successful in other areas of Vancouver and their proposal for the Government District parking area provides the most advantages to the City as we look into the future."

For more information about parking in downtown Vancouver, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/parking.

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Video: Celebrity Athletes, Credit Unions Golf Tournament Raises up to $1 Million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Northwest Credit Union Assn. - 07/11/16 3:18 PM
B roll and interviews are provided for media's unrestricted use.
Video link: (and in attached word doc)
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An all star line up of Hall of Famers, football, basketball and baseball legends partnered with area credit unions to raise an expected $ 1 million for Children's Miracle Network hospitals.

First Tech Federal Credit Union today presented the "Dave & Dan Classic" -- a golf tournament named for NFL Hall of Famers Dave Wilcox and Dan Fouts. The event benefits "Credit Unions for Kids," a national charity formed here in the Northwest 30 years ago.

First Tech President and CEO Greg Mitchell said he expects the final fundraising total today will exceed the $1 million goal and set a tournament record.

Since its inception, Credit Unions for Kids has raised over $150 million for CMN hospitals nationwide. The money supports groundbreaking research, patient and family services, facilities and medical equipment.

The money raised at the Dave and Dan today will benefit six CMN hospitals in Oregon, Washington, California and Colorado, states where First Tech operations are located.
Location:
Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club
North Plains, OR

Sound with:
Greg Mitchell
President & CEO, First Tech Federal Credit Union

Dave Wilcox
San Francisco 49ers Linebacker, 1964-1974

Dan Fouts
San Diego Chargers Quarterback, 1973-1987


Celebrity list attached.

Tournament website:
http://www.daveanddangolf.org/


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Woodland High School students learn to reach for their dreams through planning and financial management (Photo)
Woodland Sch. Dist. - 07/11/16 3:00 PM
Students high-five Colin Ryan following the presentation while thanking him for sharing his inspirational stories.
Students high-five Colin Ryan following the presentation while thanking him for sharing his inspirational stories.
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Monday, July 11, 2016-Woodland, WA-Woodland High School students learned how to achieve their dreams by settings goals, managing money, and planning for their future from Colin Ryan, a professional speaker who gives a special presentation entitled "Stand Up for your Dream" to high school students throughout the United States.

Near the end of the school year, Fibre Credit Union sponsored Ryan's visit to Woodland High School to speak about the importance of financial management and how planning can result in students achieving their dreams. Ryan started the presentation by asking students to think about their first dreams in life. Students answered that they wanted to be pharmacists, veterinarians, or star in Broadway musicals. Ryan shared his dream: wanting to live in the movie "Braveheart." He explained that he wanted to live a life of passion, but had no idea how to begin.

After graduating college, Ryan got a job working in the mailroom at the Bank of Scotland. While working in Scotland, Ryan encountered coworkers who he used as "reverse mentors," someone who demonstrates the opposite way to act. One coworker would start each workday by announcing how many days he had left until retirement. "I never wanted to end up hating my job that way so I used that coworker as an example of what not to do," explained Ryan. "Let's think really, really big by using 'Secrets of the Universe' skills to help find our way and plan goals."

Following the discussion of dreams, Ryan talked about the importance of managing money and budgeting. Ryan projected several advertisements on a screen, and gave statistics including how the average person sees 85 different ads each day. Ryan followed the ads with a video of a man talking about being up to his eyeballs in debt. "When you see someone who owns a lot of stuff, you often think, 'it must be nice to have such a wonderful life,'" said Ryan. "However, it's often the case that the person you see is buying all of those things using credit, loans, and methods they can't sustain."

Ryan spoke to the students about different definitions of success, and about the misconception that success only comes from accomplishing dreams without help. "I have great news for you -- that is almost never how people become successful," said Ryan. "All around you are people who will move mountains for you, but it's up to you to ask them to guide you and offer you opportunities." Ryan talked about the importance of building relationships with people to find and establish opportunities through networking. Ryan told a story of how his grandmother spoke to everyone when they went out. "My grandma taught me that the key to success is to get noticed and be interested in other people," he explained. "The people who build relationships with the one who can offer them jobs are the ones who get the jobs and the promotions."

Ryan asked students to share their different fears with students answer