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***Correction -Directions of Travel*** Washington Man Killed In Highway 395 Motorcycle Crash - Grant County
Oregon State Police - 08/30/16 2:58 PM
The motorcyclists was southbound.
The truck and trailer were nortbound.

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Previous Release:
On August 29, 2016 at about 10:30AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a crash involving a motorcycle and commercial truck on Highway 395 near milepost 78 in northern Grant County.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2016 Indian Scout motorcycle was traveling southbound on Highway 395 when it crossed the centerline while trying to negotiating a corner. The motorcyclist struck a nortbound lowboy trailer being towed by a 1998 Peterbilt truck.

The motorcyclist, Kelly L WORTMAN, age 45, of Puyallup, Washington was pronounced deceased on scene. The driver of the truck, Matthew A GILLILAND, age 47, of Pendleton, was not injured.

OSP was assisted by the Grant County Sheriff's Office and the Oregon Department of Transportation. No further information at this time.
Planned Parenthood Celebrates Centennial at Health Fair (Photo)
Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette - 08/30/16 2:51 PM
Stacy M. Cross, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette
Stacy M. Cross, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette
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Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette will celebrate the first anniversary of its newest health center and the centennial of Planned Parenthood Federation of America at the Milwaukie-Oak Grove Community Health Fair. The event will take place from 11am-3pm Saturday, October 1st at 14411 SE McLoughlin Blvd.

"Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette is here to help people stay safe and healthy, and we're proud to be serving Clackamas County at our Milwaukie-Oak Grove Health Center," says Stacy M. Cross, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette. "We offer testing, treatment, education and information to help you take charge of your health."

The health fair will feature a Red Cross blood drive, health screenings, flu shots, giveaways and a taco truck provided by Taqueria El Capullo. Community partners include Oregon Department of Human Services; Clackamas County Health, Housing and Human Services; Clackamas Women's Services; Clackamas Service Center; Gladstone Public Library; The Living Room; A Safe Place; Cascade AIDS Project; Outside In; and Sherie Hildreth Ovarian Cancer Foundation.

In 1916, Planned Parenthood was founded on the visionary idea that access to sexual and reproductive health care could transform people's lives. For 100 years, the organization has helped keep millions healthy, informed and safe -- transforming the way people, especially young people, live, love, work and learn.

"Planned Parenthood is 100 years strong thanks to our dedicated staff, board members, volunteers, supporters and the patients we serve," Cross says. "We've made incredible gains during our first century. Birth control, once out of reach, is now widely available. Abortion, once a crime, is now safe and legal. Planned Parenthood, once a single health center, now serves nearly 2.5 million patients a year at more than 650 health centers."

Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette opened the Milwaukie-Oak Grove Health Center to serve a community that demonstrated a strong need for sexual and reproductive health care, as seen in rapidly changing demographic patterns. According to the 2012 edition of "Clackamas County Family Planning Facts," the region is home to more than 18,000 women and girls who may require public assistance for services to avoid unintended pregnancies, based on their age and income status.

"Access to quality health care, resources and information is a fundamental right for all people to reach their fullest potential," Cross says. "The fact is that our health shouldn't depend on who we are or where we live. Rather than a country divided by health disparities, we are working to achieve health equity for all."

WHAT: Milwaukie-Oak Grove Community Health Fair
WHEN: 11am-3pm Saturday, October 1st
WHERE: Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette's Milwaukie-Oak Grove Health Center, 14411 SE McLoughlin Blvd.


Attached Media Files: Stacy M. Cross, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette
Kings for Cops Event to Honor Law Enforcement Officers
Woodland Police - 08/30/16 2:27 PM
Numerous people working together have coordinated an event to honor law enforcement officers and thank them for their selfless service to our communities. The idea for the event followed the ambush murders in July of several Dallas and Baton Rouge officers.

Between September 11th and the 14th, dozens of officers in SW Washington and the surrounding bi-state area will be gathering together to fish with local guides on the Columbia River, near Woodland, Washington. They will be joined by officers from the Dallas (Texas) and Baton Rouge (Louisiana) Police Departments.



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Annual 30 Days, 30 Ways Preparedness Challenge Begins September 1st
Clark Regional Emergency Services (CRESA) - 08/30/16 2:20 PM
September is the 12th Annual National Preparedness Month which means that public safety agencies are busy working on a number of events to ensure that their communities are educated, informed and ready to face any type of crisis situation. This year's national theme is "Don't Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today."

This year, CRESA will help You take action as we launch the seventh year of our huge online social media game called the 30 Days, 30 Ways Preparedness Challenge which has its own website. Game rules can be found at www.30days30ways.com.

Being prepared for emergencies should be as common as wearing your seatbelt, and yet nearly every emergency preparedness survey conducted over the past 11 years indicates that 40-80% of people are unprepared to face certain hazards.

Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) created this 30-day contest in September 2010 and has, in the last 6 years, recorded the completion of over 25,000 readiness tasks from players in 44 states, 1 territory and 38 countries.

Players are given a daily challenge at 7:00 a.m. PDT each morning. Players may submit replies to each of the tasks involved throughout the month to either Facebook, Twitter, commenting on the 3O Days Blog or by email. Players can choose to play as many days as they would like throughout the month. Players may also catch up and complete past tasks for the month if they miss a day. All tasks will be short and will not require a significant amount of time to complete.

CRESA's primary goal is for people to share information about emergency preparedness, on social media, to reach people who may not otherwise think about being ready for disasters. Through sharing and re-sharing information, it is vital for people to think about these interesting themes.

Submissions will be reviewed for their creativity, relativity to the task and its evident popularity online. Thanks to generous sponsors, winners will be selected and rewarded with gift cards to Amazon in October.

This game sparks great conversations and is a wonderful platform for neighborhoods, scouts, schools and workplaces. So "Don't Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today."


Attached Media Files: 30Days30Ways Challenge Begins
Police Seek To Identify Stranger Who Contacted Young Girl In Northwest Gresham
Gresham Police Dept - 08/30/16 2:04 PM
GRESHAM, Ore.-- Police investigators are hoping to identify and speak with a man who reportedly talked with a young girl yesterday, asking her, "Do you want to come to my house?" The stranger did not have any physical contact with the six-year-old but followed her for a short distance before fleeing east on NW Division St. after the girl yelled "No" and ran away.

The unwanted contact happened between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. on Aug. 29 in the 1700 block of NW Division St. The girl had been playing with her friend in an adjoining neighborhood when she heard talking on a pedestrian access path that connects NW Division St. with NW Bella Vista Pl. Curious, but against her parent's rules, the girl went up the path.

The lone person she encountered is described as a thin white man in his 30s, with dark hair and a star-looking tattoo on his face. He was wearing a green shirt and black shorts. Investigators are hoping to talk with him to better determine the nature of yesterday's incident.

The young girl is safe, largely credited to her bravery and remembering what her parents taught her about "stranger danger."

Gresham officers speak in numerous classrooms throughout the school year, talking with students of all ages about stranger danger. Officers provide younger students with coloring books that cover topics like stranger danger, gun and traffic safety to help parents facilitate an open dialog with their child. A copy of the coloring book is available for parents at the police department's Records desk.

Officers also talk with student and parent groups about the growing concerns of Internet, social media and technology safety.

Anyone who witnessed yesterday's incident or has information about the person of interest is encouraged to contact the police tip line at 503.618-2719.



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Public Health Advisory Board meets September 12 in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 08/30/16 2:01 PM
August 30, 2016

What: The monthly public meeting of the Public Health Advisory Board

Agenda: Reports from the board's Accountability Metrics subcommittee and Incentives and Funding subcommittee; public health modernization and Oregon tribes; health equity resources; and the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Health Authority partnership.

When: Monday, September 12, 1-4 p.m. A 15-minute public comment period is scheduled at 3:45 p.m.; comments may be limited to three minutes.

Where: Portland State Office Building, Room 1E, 800 NE Oregon St. Interested persons also may attend by telephone conference line at 1-877-873-8017, access code 767068. The meeting will also be live-streamed through the Public Health Advisory Board website at http://www.healthoregon.org/phab.

Oregon's Public Health Advisory Board provides guidance for Oregon's governmental public health system and oversees the implementation of public health modernization and Oregon's State Health Improvement Plan.

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

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Vancouver Police arrest five juveniles for assaulting pedestrians (Update 2: Victim condition updates)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 08/30/16 12:31 PM
Update 2

Updated information related to the victim in the second assault is that he remains hospitalized with serious injuries. The victim in the first assault was treated and released. The names of the victims are not being released at this time.




Vancouver, Wash. -- On August 22, 2016 Vancouver Police responded to the report that a male who was walking in the area of E Fourth Plain Blvd./NE Stapleton Rd. was assaulted by a group of young males. Less than two hours after that assault, Vancouver Police responded to another call of a male who was assaulted by a group of young males in the area of E 18th Street/General Anderson. Both crimes were believed to be committed by the same suspects.

On August 26, 2016, Detectives from the Vancouver Police Neighborhood Response Team (NRT)located, interviewed, and arrested one 13 year old male, two 14 year old males and two 15 year old males for 2 counts of Robbery I, 1 count of Assault I, 1 count of Assault II and 2 counts of Criminal Mischief. Additional charges may be pending. The investigation is continuing.


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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.
BLM Takes Important Step Toward Online Oil & Gas Lease Sales
Bureau of Land Management Oregon & Washington - 08/30/16 12:17 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today announced that it is implementing authority provided by Congress giving the agency the flexibility to conduct online lease sales. The move is a continuation of the BLM's ongoing efforts to modernize the oil and gas program by increasing program efficiency and generating savings for taxpayers.

The BLM is acting in response to authority provided by Congress as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2015, which amended the Mineral Leasing Act to allow the BLM to conduct online lease sales. Prior to that amendment, the Mineral Leasing Act authorized Federal onshore oil and gas lease sales only by oral auctions. As result, the BLM's existing regulations referred only to oral auctions. Today's rule modifies those regulations to make clear that, as provided by the NDAA, either internet-based or oral auction procedures are permissible.

This final procedural rule and the legislative changes that preceded it are based on the results of a successful online auction pilot conducted by the BLM in Colorado in 2009. Based on the results of that pilot, the BLM estimates that internet-based auctions could increase aggregate lease sale revenues by about $2 million a year. The BLM believes that online sales have the potential to generate greater competition by making participation easier, which has the potential to increase bonus bids.

The BLM's Eastern States Office will hold the first auction under this new authority on Sept. 20, 2016, when it offers 14 parcels encompassing 4,398 acres of Federal mineral estate in Kentucky and Mississippi. The BLM is evaluating other opportunities to hold additional online sales.

Because today's rule relates solely to agency procedures (i.e., which auction process can be used) and simply restates the relevant statutory authority, it takes effect immediately upon publication in the Federal Register and is not subject to notice and comment requirements. The rule does not change the eligibility requirements to participate in a lease sale or the competitive auction style employed by the BLM. Leases will still be awarded to the highest bidder based on a sequential and ascending bid auction system.

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The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands
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Attached Media Files: BLM Takes Important Step Toward Online Oil & Gas Lease Sales
TOMORROW: At-Risk Youth to "Shop with a Cop" in Hillsboro, Connecting Youth w/Law Enforcement & School Resources
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 08/30/16 12:09 PM
(Hillsboro, OR) August 26, 2016 - Ten Hillsboro kids are going back-to-school shopping with some of our community's finest -- cops. The Salvation Army in Hillsboro has partnered up with the Hillsboro Police Department to "Shop with a Cop" on August 31, 2016 from 9am-10:30am at the Imbrie Fred Meyer Store, located at 22075 NW Imbrie Dr. Hillsboro, OR 97124. Each team, consisting of one kid and one Cop, will receive $150 to gear up these kids with much of what they need for the school year -- school clothes and additional supplies. Metropolitan Land Group made this all possible by underwriting the cost to send them shopping.

"Right now, there is an overwhelming tension concerning police officers in the United States -- much of which has been focused on the negative. We at The Salvation Army have the benefit to be in a community that sees the good that the Police do every day for our neighbors," says Lt. Jared Arnold, Corps Officer at The Salvation Army Tualatin Valley Citadel, which serves Washington County. "By joining forces, we will not only be giving kids the tools they need to start the next school year with a greater chance of success, they will be giving them memories that will last a lifetime."

The Salvation Army hopes that through this partnership, these kids will have a positive interaction with local police that will eventually lead to loosened tension between the Police and the community in which they serve.

Thank you to Fred Meyer who is graciously hosting "Shop with a Cop," providing snacks for the day, and offering a discount at the register so that funds can stretch further -- ultimately providing more for those who have very little.

For more information, contact Lieutenant Jared Arnold with the Tualatin Valley Citadel at jared.arnold@usw.salvationarmy.org or 503.567.9938.


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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 124 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at www.salvationarmyportland.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

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UPDATE: 15-Year-Old Struck by a Driver Near George Middle School - Major Crash Team Investigating
Portland Police Bureau - 08/30/16 11:39 AM
The 15-year-old male struck by a driver remains in Portland hospital being treated for serious injuries. He is a freshman at Roosevelt High School.

Traffic officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the crash.

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On Tuesday August 30, 2016, at 7:47 a.m., North Precinct and Youth Services Division officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a driver on North Columbia Boulevard and Midway Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a 15-year-old male suffering from traumatic injuries. He has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to potentially life-threatening injuries.

The driver stopped approximately one block away from the scene then walked back to talk with police.

Due to the severity of the teen's injuries, the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation.

All traffic on North Columbia Boulevard is closed between North Midway and Burr Avenues.

Operations at George Middle School are not affected by the investigation.

This investigation is in the early stages and updates will be provided when they become available.

The Portland Police Bureau and the Portland Bureau of Transportation are 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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Lead Water Testing at Lake Oswego City-owned Buildings Reveals Encouraging Results
City of Lake Oswego - 08/30/16 11:25 AM
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. -- This summer, the City of Lake Oswego collected water samples from taps in each City-owned building, to test for the presence of lead in the water from faucets or building plumbing. 18 of the 20 samples collected revealed no detectable lead in the water and 19 of 20 samples were below the US Environmental Protection Agency action level of 15 parts per billion (ppb).

The one sample that exceeded the action level was the laundry room faucet at the Main Fire Station, at 41.1 ppb. An investigation regarding the source of the lead in the Main Fire Station is being completed and the faucet, which is the most likely source, has been replaced. The other sample with a trace of detectable lead was the Adult Community Center drinking fountain, at 5.1 ppb. Although this result is well below the action level of 15 ppb, the fountain will be replaced.

"While there is no requirement to test for the presence of lead in the water in City-owned buildings, we wanted to be proactive, to reduce any potential exposure," said Kari Duncan, Water Treatment Plant Manager for the City of Lake Oswego. "These are pleasing results which indicate the treatment process and corrosion control system is working effectively and the plumbing in the city's buildings contains no or little lead."

Samples were collected at the Main Fire Station, South Shore Fire Station, Westlake Fire Station, Jean Road Fire Station, Palisades School (Parks and Recreation), Adult Community Center, City Hall, Golf Course, Tennis Center and the Library. The results of City facility lead testing can be found at www.lakeoswego.city/city-building-lead-results.

Water Treatment Plant staff have also responded to many water customer requests for lead samples this year. Of the 25 homes, churches and day care facilities tested in Lake Oswego in 2016 at the owners request, all samples have been below the action level of 15 ppb and the majority have had no detectable lead in the water.

The main source of lead in drinking water is typically from household plumbing or components associated with service lines. For information on reducing your exposure to lead, visit www.epa.gov/ground-water-and-drinking-water/basic-information-about-lead-drinking-water. To request a lead test, contact the water treatment plant at 503-635-0394.

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Back to School Traffic Safety
Beaverton Police Dept. - 08/30/16 10:31 AM
Beaverton School District students will be returning to school on Tuesday September 6th. The Beaverton Police Department, along with the Beaverton School District, would like to remind drivers to be alert while traveling near schools. With the increased number of children walking, as well as the increased number of vehicles, drivers should be extremely cautious. They should also be aware the school speed zones will be back in effect and there will be many school buses back on the roads.

The Beaverton Police Traffic Unit will be conducting high visibility traffic enforcement at various schools and school bus stops.

It is important to remember when driving near any school that there will be children in the area. Look for the school zone signs and follow the requirements set by the sign. When the school zone is in effect the maximum speed is 20 MPH.

Some of the school zones in Beaverton are controlled by flashing yellow lights that designate when the school zone is in effect. Others are in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Some school zone speed limits are in effect only "When Children Present." Children are present when they are occupying or walking within a crosswalk or are standing on the curb or shoulder at a crosswalk. Additionally, if a school crossing guard is present at a crosswalk, a driver must obey the posted 20 MPH speed limit. Because there are so many different zones, it is important to familiarize yourself now with the school zones you travel through, so when school starts, you know what is expected.

School buses will be out at various times throughout the day picking up and dropping off children. If you come upon a school bus that is stopped with its red bus safety lights on, you MUST stop. Once the red safety lights have been turned off you may then proceed. This applies to vehicles meeting or overtaking the bus from either direction. The only exception to this is if the school bus is stopped on the opposite side of the street and there is a permanent, raised center median dividing lanes of travel.

For further information, please reference ORS 811.124 and ORS 811.155


Attached Media Files: Press Release
Public invited to National POW/MIA Recognition Day event
Fort Vancouver National Trust - 08/30/16 10:28 AM
VANCOUVER, Wash.--August 30, 2016-- The Community Military Appreciation Committee (CMAC), a civic nonprofit organization, invites the community to a National POW/MIA Recognition Day Observance on Saturday, September 17 at the Armed Forces Reserve Center (AFRC) at 15005 NE 65th St, Vancouver, WA. The reception begins at 9:45 a.m., with a program starting at 11:00 a.m.

The purpose of the event is to honor and remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA), and their families.

For more information, please contact Larry Smith (CMAC co-chair) vancouvertiger@comcast.net or Dan Tarbell (CMAC co-chair) dantarbell@comcast.net or visit CMAC's website at www.cmac11.com.

All CMAC events are privately funded. CMAC is an all-inclusive group composed of members representing youth, education, civic, military, veterans groups, and local governments. CMAC executes and plans community-wide events, such as the Memorial Day, Veterans Day, High School Salute, and POW/MIA Day ceremonies and recognition/support of military families of all services.
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to increase patrols over Labor Day weekend (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/30/16 8:46 AM
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This upcoming Labor Day weekend, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will be increasing patrols with the emphasis on reducing impaired driver crashes.

The goal of these extra patrols will be zero traffic fatalities during this year's holiday weekend, and the days leading up to it.

The way we hope to achieve this goal is to first remind people that if you are going to use impairing substances, please plan ahead and have a designated driver. The second way will be arresting those who drive impaired.

Please remember that driving impaired can not only cost you your freedom and thousands of dollars, but could also take the life of an innocent person.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2014 there were 9,967 people killed as a result of impaired driving crashes. This staggering statistic amounts to one alcohol impaired traffic fatality every 53 minutes. Nationally, impaired driver crashes accounted for 31 percent of traffic fatalities in 2014.

It is the goal of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to help avoid these completely preventable tragedies this upcoming Labor Day.

The men and women of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office would again like to remind citizens across Oregon, that everyone can play a role in preventing impaired driver crashes. If you or those around you drink alcohol and/or consume other impairing substances, such as marijuana, please make responsible transportation plans.

And if you witness impaired driving, don't hesitate to report it to your local authorities -- it may save a life.

Please remember the crime of driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII) is completely preventable, and if not prevented, can have devastating effects on everyone involved. Please enjoy your time with friends and family this upcoming holiday, have a happy and safe Labor Day Weekend.

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City Invites Community to Share Ideas at Housing Forum
City of Beaverton - 08/30/16 8:45 AM
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The City of Beaverton will host an upcoming community forum on housing issues. Over the next 20 years, Beaverton is projected to add 11,000 new households, 25 percent more than today. As of 2013, nearly half of all renter households in Beaverton were considered housing cost burdened, and the lack of affordable housing was the most frequently mentioned topic in a 2014 housing survey conducted by the city.

The Beaverton Housing Forum will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW Fifth St.

The forum will include an overview of the Housing Five Year Action Plan and key housing issues facing Beaverton, followed by breakout table discussions. Topics include housing affordability and homelessness, aging in place, neighborhood density, urban downtown housing, and landlord and tenant issues.

Landlords, renters, and homeowners from all types of housing, incomes, ages, and backgrounds are invited to attend. Participants will share experiences and challenges with housing, provide input on the city's housing supply, and learn more about city projects and resources available related to housing in Beaverton.

The feedback gathered will help the city prioritize the most important solutions and action items to address in the upcoming year, and will help inform the city's Housing Five Year Action Plan currently being drafted.

This event includes free childcare, interpretation, and dinner for attendees. Registration is requested. To register, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/HousingForum. For more information, contact Megan Braunsten at 503-526-2419 or mbraunsten@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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Oregon City Police Pedestrian Safety Enforcement
Oregon City Police Dept. - 08/30/16 8:22 AM
Oregon City, Oregon (August 30, 2016, 8:20 am): The Oregon City Police Department will be conducting the final Pedestrian Safety Operation of 2016 on Wednesday, August 31 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. This operation will be held on Linn Ave at Williams St in Oregon City.

The primary focus of this operation is to raise pedestrian safety awareness. The Oregon City Police Department hopes to raise awareness of drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of the pedestrian right away laws, using a decoy pedestrian. Warning signs will be posted prior to entering the pedestrian safety operation zone.

As a reminder, motorists must stop and yield to pedestrians who are waiting to cross, or are crossing the roadway. Motorists are required to stop at all crosswalks when there is a vehicle already stopped in a lane adjacent to the lane they are traveling in.

The members of the Oregon City Police Department are dedicated to enhancing the safety of both citizens and guests of the city. Funding for the pedestrian safety operation is made possible through a grant from Oregon Impact.
Registration now open for Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's "Drive with a Cop" (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/30/16 6:37 AM
Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office patrol cars line the entrance at Grace Chapel in Wilsonville before the start of “Drive with a Cop” last year.
Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office patrol cars line the entrance at Grace Chapel in Wilsonville before the start of “Drive with a Cop” last year.
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The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is providing free driving training for local teens during National Teen Driver Safety week in October. Registration is now open for the second annual, "Drive with a Cop" scheduled for Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Grace Chapel (9600 SW Boeckman Rd.) in Wilsonville. The free driver training is open to teens with a driver license or permit.

"Research shows that 75% of fatal teen crashes are the result of high speed, and automobile crashes are the number one killer of teens nationwide" said Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts. "Our goal is to empower teens to make good decisions on the road."

"Drive with a Cop" puts teens in their own cars with Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies who are also trained driving instructors. Teens learn about safe driving techniques as they navigate a driving course. Inside, teen drivers go through a variety of stations where they learn about the dangers of speed, impaired, and distracted driving. Participants have the opportunity to wear "impaired goggles" supplied by Oregon Impact and also hear from speakers impacted by teen car crashes.

"Distracted driving is not only a teen related problem this is an epidemic that impacts everyone," said Carrie Higgins who lost her daughter Maddi in a high speed car crash on June 8, 2014. "I hope that by sharing Maddi's story, presenting statistics, and speaking honestly about my personal loss I can hopefully help save others from experiencing the devastation that follows these preventable car crashes."

"Drive with a Cop" will take place during National Teen Driver Safety Week, Oct 16-22. Registration is now open on the website at www.drivewithacop.com. For additional information please contact, Kim Lippert, Event Coordinator, at 503-785-5016 or klippert@clackamas.us.

Drive with a Cop is made possible through a partnership between the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Grace Chapel, and Oregon Impact.

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DWC3.jpg: "Drive with a Cop" participants listen to instructions before getting in the cars with deputies at last year's "Drive with a Cop" held on Oct. 24, 2015.

DWC2.jpg: Clackamas County deputies show "Drive with a Cop" participants the course before they drive through cones. Participants learned safe braking, how to navigate tight turns and the importance of avoiding distracted driving. This year's "Drive with a Cop" will be held on Oct. 22 at Grace Chapel, 9600 Boeckman Rd., in Wilsonville.

DWC6.jpg: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office patrol cars line the entrance at Grace Chapel in Wilsonville before the start of "Drive with a Cop" last year.


Attached Media Files: Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office patrol cars line the entrance at Grace Chapel in Wilsonville before the start of “Drive with a Cop” last year. , Clackamas County deputies show “Drive with a Cop” participants the course before they drive through cones. Participants learned safe braking, how to navigate tight turns and the importance of avoiding distracted driving. This year’s “Drive with a Cop” , “Drive with a Cop” participants listen to instructions before getting in the cars with deputies at last year’s “Drive with a Cop” held on Oct. 24, 2015.
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Attempted Armed Robbery of Fred Meyer (Photo)
Beaverton Police Dept. - 08/29/16 8:09 PM
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On August 29th, 2016, at 1800 hours, an unidentified man armed with a handgun attempted to rob the Customer Service desk of Fred Meyer, located at 11425 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway. The male was unsuccessful in his attempt and fled on foot from the store. No one was injured in the attempt. The Beaverton Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying the man.

He is described as a white male, approximately 45-60 years old, standing approximately 5'8" tall and weighing approximately 175 lbs. He had grey facial hair. He was dressed in all black and wearing sunglasses and a black baseball cap backwards. He was last seen running from the store.

Anyone having information about the identity of this man is asked to contact the Beaverton Police Department by calling Washington County Non-Emergency Dispatch at (503) 629-0111 and referencing BPD Case number 16-2421268.

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Crash at Intersection Results in Fatality (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 08/29/16 7:16 PM
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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports, today at 1:40 p.m. deputies investigated a fatal crash involving two motor vehicles with one occupant in each vehicle. The crash occurred at the intersection of Lake Creek Drive and Powerline Road, approximately 1.5 miles southeast of Halsey, Oregon.

The operator of a black 1998 Honda Civic was identified as 19-year-old Alfredo Garcia-Gomez of Junction City. Garcia-Gomez was transported by EMS to the Good Samaritan Hospital Emergency Room in Corvallis with minor injuries. The operator of a blue 2005 Chevrolet Ventura Van was identified as 65-year-old Rhoda Fern Showalter of Harrisburg. Showalter was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation reveals Garcia-Gomez was traveling south on Powerline Road while Showalter had been traveling east on Lake Creek Drive. As Showalter drove through the intersection of Powerline Drive, Garcia-Gomez failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection of Powerline Road and Lake Creek Drive. Garcia-Gomez drove into the intersection colliding with Showalter's vehicle near the driver side door. This caused her vehicle to spin and impact a power pole with enough force to break it at the base. The vehicle driven by Garcia-Gomez continued through the intersection for approximately 50 yards south on Powerline Road before coming to rest on the west side of the roadway.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts and airbags deployed in both vehicles. It is not believed that alcohol or other drugs were a factor in the crash. The investigation is continuing.

Linn County Deputies were assisted by members of the Halsey Fire Department and Albany Fire EMT personnel. In addition the Linn County Multi Agency Investigation Team members from the Linn County Sheriff's Office and the Lebanon Police Department responded to assist with the processing of the crash scene.


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SCC Presents: "A Debate: What Will Measure 97 Really Do?" (Photo)
VanNatta Public Relations - 08/29/16 4:26 PM
Sandra McDonough
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Join Salem City Club on Friday, September 9, 2016, for "A Debate: What Will Measure 97 Really Do?" Measure 97 on our November ballot would provide about 25% more money for education and other state-funded services by enacting the largest new state tax in decades. If approved, it would raise about $6 billion per biennium from about 1,000 large "C" corporations with a levy of 2.5% on all Oregon sales over $25 million.

Salem City Club opens the 2016-17 season with a debate on this proposed corporate gross receipts tax. Debaters will discuss the legislature's ability to fund new and expanded services as well as different estimates of how much of the $6 billion would be passed along to Oregon consumers.

Both sides are mounting multi-million dollar advertising campaigns. Some observers have predicted more money will be spent on Measure 97 than on any other ballot measure in Oregon history.

As our speakers will explain, Oregon now taxes corporate profits but this would be the first tax on most kinds of sales. Only about 1,000 very large corporations would pay this tax, but economists differ on the degree to which they would pass it along to consumers.

Tonia Hunt, Executive Director of Children First for Oregon, will speak in support of the measure. She represents "Our Oregon," a coalition of public employee unions and others. She previously served nine years as Executive Director of the Children's Center in Clackamas County, after work at the Children's Trust Fund.

Sandra McDonough, President and CEO of the Portland Business Alliance will speak in opposition. She will represent "NO on 97: Defeat the Tax on Oregon Sales," a political committee funded largely by businesses. Before joining the Alliance, Sandra spent a number of years in the energy industry, working for the San Francisco-based PG&E Corporation as well as PacifiCorp. Earlier, she was a newspaper reporter for 10 years at The Oregonian and The Seattle Times.

Sandra has more than 30 years of civic and community leadership and service in the Portland area. She is currently serving on several local boards. She is also a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum/Oregon.

For September 9 luncheon reservations, register online or call (503) 370-2808
by noon, Wed. September 7. Parking is free.

What: "A DEBATE: WHAT WILL MEASURE 97 REALLY DO?"
When: Friday, September 9, 2016; Noon - 1 pm, doors open at 11:15 am
Where: Willamette Heritage Center, 1313 Mill St SE, Salem
Who: Tonia Hunt, Executive Director of Children First for Oregon and Sandra McDonough, President and CEO of the Portland Business Alliance
Email: info@salemcityclub.com
Website: www.salemcityclub.com


Attached Media Files: Sandra McDonough , Tonia Hunt
Quick Action by Firefighters Protects Structures and Timber from Fast-Moving Grass Fire (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 08/29/16 4:19 PM
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See TVF&R's Facebook page for more photos.

Quick action and teamwork kept a fast-moving grass fire from spreading to barns and timber. Just after 2p.m. this afternoon, callers to 9-1-1 reported more than two acres burning near the 16000 block of NW Mason Hill Rd. in Washington County.

Firefighters from TVF&R, Hillsboro Fire & Rescue, Banks Fire District and ODF used brush rigs and engines to surround and extinguish the fire with crews prioritizing areas nearest structures. Water was shuttled to the scene since the area lacked hydrants. More than eight acres burned. No people or animals were injured as a result of the fire.

TVF&R has been serving the area where the fire occurred as part of a contract with Washington County Fire District 2 since September, 2015. This November, voters will have the opportunity to decide if they'd like to permanently join Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue.


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Woodland Public Schools prepares for the school year with new programs and services (Photo)
Woodland Sch. Dist. - 08/29/16 3:00 PM
Thank you, Woodland, for your ongoing support of excellence in education!
Thank you, Woodland, for your ongoing support of excellence in education!
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Monday, August 29, 2016-Woodland, WA-As another school year begins Wednesday, August 31, Woodland Public Schools look forward to continued success in student learning as faculty and staff continue to refine their use of quality curricula and continued improvement of programs to serve all kids.

There is a clear vision for your Woodland Schools: "Woodland Public Schools, in partnership with families and the community, will create a PreK-12 system that serves and supports ALL children and ensures that EACH child has FULL access to, is engaged in, and obtains an excellent education that prepares them for responsible citizenship and a future of adaptability and success in life and their chosen endeavors."

Woodland Public Schools seeks to address the diverse learning needs of all children in our community with a continued and careful focus on mathematics; new Reading, English & Language Arts curriculum; ongoing, high-quality, professional development for educators; and refinement of programs to serve children with diverse needs. These are just a few of the many ways we invest time, funds, and resources in making Woodland Public Schools excellent.

Following is a brief overview of just a few of the programs Woodland Public Schools will provide over the coming school year. These programs and services are made possible by the continued support from the Woodland community through active partnerships and ongoing support of our operations levy.

Woodland Public Schools continues to focus on improving learning in Mathematics.
Heidi Rhodes, the district's K-12 Math Manager, continues to work to prepare students for graduation with the math skills they need to ensure they are ready for college, career, and life. Part of that focus this year will include partnering with Woodland families so they are able to provide confident support of the math learning that comes home with their students. "We want to build a positive math experience in homes," said Assistant Superintendent Asha Riley. "Helping parents and families become familiar and comfortable with the math their students are learning is key in building this experience."

Updated curriculum keeps students up-to-date.
Over the past two years, the district has introduced new curriculum of all kinds including foreign language programs at the high school, a K-8 reading curriculum, investments in math materials for all grade levels, and an updated high school health curriculum. "We continue our focus on improving the already effective teaching of science standards at all grade levels," said Riley. "We're in a healthy cycle of regularly updating our teaching resources now."

New assessment software improves student interventions.
This year, teachers throughout Woodland Public Schools will use a software package called iReady to help them analyze students' understanding of material so educators can provide targeted support to improve learning for all students. By intervening sooner, students receive the extra assistance to learn what they need to learn before they begin to get frustrated. The iReady software package will help Woodland's teachers identify those students who need extra help learning the material and reach out to them earlier.

Professional development helps teachers hone their craft.
Throughout Woodland's schools, the support of Certification through the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards process continues with teachers regularly applying to receive the certification. Shari Conditt, Woodland High School History and Government teacher, serves as the coach and mentor for teachers seeking to receive their National Board Certification. The certification process requires teachers to examine their teaching practices throughout the year, and apply methods to improve both their teaching as well as student learning taking place in their classrooms. Shari has developed an excellent cohort program resulting in an outstanding success rate. The National Boards are focused on helping teachers continue to be reflective learners by constantly improving their practices; it's not about a label or a title, it's about professional growth.

Chromebooks enable teachers to work together and develop more effective lessons.
Starting this year, every teacher throughout the district will have a Chromebook notebook computer as a tool to foster effective collaboration and communication. Professional learning and collaboration is an important element in ensuring quality throughout Woodland Public Schools, and having the right tools to collaborate effectively is critical. By using Chromebooks, Woodland's teaching cohorts can look at and work on the same material at the same time, sharing ideas and concepts with one another in real-time. Chromebooks will also enhance enable teachers opportunity to work with students while they write their assignments, providing valuable suggestions and feedback throughout the creative process.

The question that drives the purchase of new technology for Woodland Schools is: "How can technology be used as a tool to improve the effectiveness of student learning?" This question illustrates the district's goal of putting learning ahead of simply introducing the newest technology. Apps cannot replace Woodlands great teachers, however apps are a valuable tool that can support and enhance quality teaching. While some districts have chosen the Apple iPad as their primary student technology platform, Woodland has embraced the use of Chromebooks as a powerful yet more cost-effective teaching and learning technology. With this tool, students have access to a wide variety of tools and applications. They can work on assignments in class while teachers virtually look over their shoulders, providing guidance along the way.

Woodland Public Schools offers services for special needs students from birth.
Woodland Public Schools offers a continuum of services for special needs students beginning at birth. From birth to age two, parents can find assistance from Woodland Public Schools through the Progress Center in Cowlitz County along with intervention services provided by Educational Service District 112. Woodland Public Schools provides "Child Find" services to help parents and families with screening and evaluation services to determine if their young children have disabilities. Beginning at age three, special-needs students transition to the special education preschool program for students up to five years old.

Special education students receive support from Kindergarten through graduation and beyond.
Beginning this school year, Woodland Public Schools will provide additional services for special needs K-1 students through the Primary Learning Center. The Primary Learning Center helps students with a variety of disabilities become more familiar with the school environment, easing them into a traditional school setting over time wherever possible. "The number of students with special needs served in Woodland has increased over time, and as a result, we now have the capacity to provide a program like the Primary Learning Center," said Deb Kernen, Director of Special Services. "We offer a wide range of services for these students in grades K-12 also including our resource rooms and diverse support programs."

The Partners in Transition (PIT) program is designed to provide students age 18-21 with life skills and job training to help prepare them for life following graduation. "The PIT program has been a huge success; it's been quite amazing to help older students prepare for their lives beyond school," said Kernen. "Woodland Public Schools is typically above the state average in terms of our special needs students who are successful following graduation."

Thank you, Woodland!

"We couldn't provide the programs we offer without the support of the Woodland community," said Superintendent Michael Green. "Woodland has a long-standing tradition of supporting schools, and we thank them whole-heartedly for continuing to partner with us in the improvement of student learning for all Woodland students."

"The ongoing commitment to excellence in education from the Woodland community overwhelms me with pride," said Green. "As we head into this new school year we will seek to continue engaging the Woodland community in the ongoing development of our schools with the goal of ensuring our students receive the highest quality education possible."


Attached Media Files: Thank you, Woodland, for your ongoing support of excellence in education! , Woodland Public Schools offers Early Childhood Development Services for students starting right from birth. , Teachers collaborate using Chromebooks and teaching cohorts to develop more effective lessons. , Updated curriculum and professional development helps teachers hone their craft, offer new lessons, and enhance student learning. , Heidi Rhodes, the district's K-12 Math Manager, works to ensure all students have the math skills they need for life after graduation. , Woodland Public Schools prepares for a new year with new programs.
Correction: Celebrate the history of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde at the Tillamook Forest Center (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/29/16 2:53 PM
Quenelle Children on Log Circa 1915
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Correction: [Falls hours for the Tillamook Forest Center begin Sept. 14]

Throughout September the Tillamook Forest Center will host a unique exhibit highlighting the history, culture, and artistry of the 27 Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde. This exhibit will focus on Grand Ronde logging history, tribal plant uses and cultural history.

Sunday, Sept. 25 | Performances, Crafts and a Closing Ceremony
On Sept. 25, the exhibit will culminate with weaving demonstrations, tribal crafts vendors, a generous performance of traditional blessings, song and dance, and a film of a spiritual canoe journey. The Stankiya 40-foot canoe utilized during the traditional journey will be on exhibit. This special event begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. with a closing ceremony.

The Forest Center welcomes the members of the tribes and bands, their esteemed elders, and members of the general public to share in celebrating the blossoming connection with the Tribes of the Grand Ronde and the Chachalu Tribal Museum and Cultural Center.

Location, Days, and Hours
The Tillamook Forest Center is located on Highway 6 at milepost 22, approximately one hour from Portland and 20 minutes from Tillamook. Summer hours daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. continue through Sept. 11. The Center will be closed Sept. 12 and 13. Fall hours, Wednesdays -- Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. begin on Sept. 14. For more information about the TFC visit www.tillamookforestcenter.org or call 866-930-4646.


Attached Media Files: Quenelle Children on Log Circa 1915 , Inavette Cook was a Whistle Punk Circa 1930s , Grand Ronde Blacksmith Shop , 2009 Canoe Journey
Beaverton City Library Hosts Be Your Own Boss Business Series (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 08/29/16 2:43 PM
Award-winning speaker and trainer, Gideon F. For-Mukwai will present during the “Be Your Own Boss 2016” series at the Beaverton City Library this fall.
Award-winning speaker and trainer, Gideon F. For-Mukwai will present during the “Be Your Own Boss 2016” series at the Beaverton City Library this fall.
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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The Beaverton City Library will host "Be Your Own Boss 2016," a free series in which attendees learn skills related to being successful, making their own money and getting in touch with today's customers. Classes will be held on select Tuesdays from Sept. 13 to Nov. 15, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the main library, 12375 SW Fifth Street. Registration is not required for the series.

Secrets to Social Media Strategy
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 6-7:30 p.m., Meeting Room B
Everyone talks about the importance of social media, and millions log on every hour. But how do you cut through the noise and actually make a sale? Learn how to pick a platform and develop a strategy that will work for your business. Presented by Jim Heath of SCORE. Jim Heath spent 30 years as a retail executive. For the past nine years, he has mentored SCORE clients on retailing, ecommerce and business planning.

Success Power Skills
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6-7:30 p.m., Meeting Room B
Master traits that all successful entrepreneurs and job-hunters have, learn how to reduce distraction for better outcomes, and practice skills to help you land a job or become self- employed. Presented by Marilyn Scott. Marilyn Scott is a retired Intel Manager. Her professional background is in organization development, human resources, communication and management effectiveness. Prior to Intel, Scott was an HR Director for the American Red Cross. She is currently chairperson of the Portland chapter of SCORE.

Your Online Reputation
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 6-7:30 p.m., Meeting Room B
What type of career do you want? Do you want to develop a personal brand? What are the best social media platforms, blogging sites, websites, etc. you should be on to reach your goals? Learn how to be consistent with what you post and how you engage with people. Presented by Kristen Mozian, the marketing manager at PCC CLIMB Center. Mozian also teaches marketing and branding at the PCC Small Business Development Center.

Seven Steps to the Smart Start
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 6-7:30 p.m., Meeting Room B
Learn about basic, low-cost ways to plan your business. We'll provide an overview of where to go for Beaverton area rules, licenses and permits, and discuss how to determine the Beaverton region's small business market and competitive environment. Presented by Jon-Michael Kowertz, Director of Business Support and Development, IMPACT Beaverton.


Starting Your Own Business: Feasibility and Business Plans
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 6-7:30 p.m., Meeting Room B
Curious about starting your own business? Learn more about what to consider before taking the leap, as well as some tips for getting started writing your business plan. Presented by the Small Business Administration's Portland District Office and Portland Community College's Small Business Development Center.

Power of Business Storytelling for Lead Generation and Visibility
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6-7:30 p.m., Cathy Stanton Conference Room
Do you want to attract more prospects and boost your visibility within your niche? If yes, then business storytelling is for you. Business storytelling enables you to intellectually and emotionally engage and position yourself for success within your niche. Your story is capable of winning hearts and minds. A highly effective signature story engages, influences and uplifts your fans, friends and advocates. As your key differentiator, your story comes in handy in daily marketing and business promotion. Presented by Gideon F. For-Mukwai. For-Mukwai is an award-winning speaker and trainer. He helps trainers, teachers, entrepreneurs and leaders tell captivating stories to inform, influence and inspire action from their followers. Within the last decade, he has trained over 17,100 executives in 18 countries worldwide.

These events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org or call 503-644-2197.

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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Attached Media Files: Award-winning speaker and trainer, Gideon F. For-Mukwai will present during the “Be Your Own Boss 2016” series at the Beaverton City Library this fall. , Jon-Michael Kowertz, Director of Business Support and Development, IMPACT Beaverton, will present at the “Be Your Own Boss 2016” series hosted by the Beaverton City Library. , Kristen Mozian, the marketing manager at PCC CLIMB Center, will present at Beaverton City Library’s “Be Your Own Boss 2016” series. , Retired Intel manager, Marilyn Scott, will present at the “Be Your Own Boss 2016” series at the Beaverton City Library this fall. , Jim Heath of SCORE will be one of the presenters at the “Be Your Own Boss 2016” series at the Beaverton City Library in the fall.
School Flashing Beacon Testing
City of Salem - 08/29/16 2:27 PM
On the mornings of Tuesday, August 30, and Wednesday, August 31, 2016, the City will be testing the operation of all school speed zone flashing beacons in the cities of Salem and Keizer.

Always follow the 20 mph speed limit when school speed zone flashing beacons are in operation.
ODF reminds operators log brand renewal starts Oct. 3
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/29/16 1:55 PM
The Oregon Department of Forestry reminds timber operators with current state-registered log brands that log brands must be renewed between Oct. 3 and Dec. 31, 2016.

Log brands discourage log theft
When transported on public highways, waterways, or railroads west of the crest of Oregon's Cascade mountain range, forest products and booming equipment must be impressed with a log brand, registered strictly through the Log Brand office in Salem. Log brands - the identifying symbols welded onto the face of a hammer and struck into the ends of logs for identification - discourage log theft and aid in the return of lost logs.

Under Oregon law, a log brand must be renewed every five years. To ensure receipt of a renewal certificate, timber operators whose addresses have changed since their last registration/renewal need to submit current address information before the Oct. 1 deadline. New mailing address information can be sent to the ODF's Log Brands Unit by mail, phone, fax or email:

Mail: 2600 State St., Building E, Salem, OR 97310
Phone: 503-945-7305 Fax: 503-945-7314 Email: Tina.L.Young@oregon.gov

"Timber operators whose addresses have not changed since the last renewal period in 2011, or have changed their address but contacted ODF to make the change do not have to take any corrective action," said ODF Log Brands Manager Tina Young. Renewal forms will automatically be mailed to registered log brand owners on Oct. 3, 2016. Timber operators need to turn these in to ODF by Dec. 31.

Operators who registered in 2016 must still renew their brands for the new five-year (Jan. 1, 2017 -- Dec. 31, 2021) period. The new log brands will be good through Dec. 31, 2021. Any log brands not renewed will be considered abandoned, and the registration number will expire.
Join us for the September DHS stakeholder/partner meeting re: legislative/budget issues
Oregon Department of Human Services - 08/29/16 1:50 PM
Join DHS Director Clyde Saiki and members of the DHS Executive Team for a brief presentation and discussion, including program updates, legislative concepts, policy option packages and other budget news. Please forward this message to others who may be interested.

Make plans to join us in person or by phone on Thursday, September 15th
Salem -- Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs auditorium (700 Summer Street NE -- just across the street from the main DHS offices)
1:00 pm -- 3:00 pm
Conference call option: Call in for the meeting at 1-888-636-3807 (Participant code: 229664)

>> Please RSVP to DHS.DirectorsOffice@dhsoha.state.or.us and let us know if you can attend in person or by phone. Thank you!

Please note: You asked, and we listened -- for the September meeting, we're trying something new. The Oregon Health Authority will be holding their stakeholder meeting on the same day as ours (but in the morning). For people interested in both discussions, this will simplify travel and other logistics. Information on the OHA meeting will be coming from them in the coming days. If you have questions about the OHA stakeholder meeting contact Claire Tollefsen CLAIRELLYN.R.TOLLEFSEN@dhsoha.state.or.us.
Fire Marshals embark on hotel/motel fire safety blitz.
Eugene Springfield Fire Dept. - 08/29/16 1:32 PM
UPDATE Raw video of Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal Alan Gerard's statement and q/a with media in attendance may be viewed at https://vimeo.com/180639803


Across the United States an estimated 3,900 hotel and motel fires are reported each year causing an estimated 15 deaths, 150 injuries and $76 million in property loss. Here in Oregon there have been 215 hotel motel fires between 2010 and 2015 causing 15 injuries and more than $48 million dollars in damage, 8 of which were in the Eugene Springfield area. These statistics do not include the devastating loss of 4 lives in a Newport motel earlier this month.

Eugene Springfield Fire Marshals will begin inspecting approximately 50 hotels and motels in Eugene and Springfield this week. While assessing compliance with all provisions of the fire code, inspectors will be paying particular attention to working smoke alarms in all sleeping rooms, maintenance and testing records of fire sprinkler and fire alarm systems if so equipped, emergency planning and training of employees, general housekeeping and emergency vehicle access.

Fire and life safety requirements vary depending on when the building was built and the size/number of stories of the building. The Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Act of 1990 impacted fire and building codes to require hard-wired, single station smoke detectors in each guest room and automatic sprinkler systems in building taller than 3 stories. In the spring of 2007, the size exceptions went away and automatic sprinklers became required in all new hotels.
We look forward to working with our local hotel and motel properties to make those staying in our communities as safe as possible.

While we want to assure the public that we are inspecting for basic safety provisions, it is important for the public to not let their safety awareness take a vacation while travelling!

Things to consider:
When possible choose a hotel/motel that is protected by both smoke alarms and a fire
sprinkler system
When you check in, be aware of marked exits and location of fire extinguishers
When you enter your room, review the escape plan posted
Take the time to walk your exit route counting the number of doors between you and the
exit
Open each door along your route to make sure they are not locked or blocked. Notify
management immediately if necessary
Keep room key next to bed and take it with you if there is a fire
If the alarm sounds, leave right away, closing all doors behind you. Use the stairs,
never an elevator in a fire emergency
If you cannot escape, go back into your room
o Call 9-1-1 and let them know your location
o Turn off fans and air conditioners
o Signal through window with flashlight or light colored cloth

Fire Marshal Al Gerard will be making a statement about the hotel/motel inspection blitz and will be available for questions on Monday, August 29 at 11:30 am at 1705 W. 2nd Ave, Classroom 6. His statement will be recorded and made available to the media.
City seeks volunteer for Clark County Arts Commission position
City of Vancouver - 08/29/16 12:47 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- The City of Vancouver is seeking applicants interested in volunteering to serve as the City's representative on the Clark County Arts Commission. The City must receive completed applications by 11:59 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26.

Applicants for the position must live within the city limits and represent one of the following art disciplines: architecture, dance, digital, heritage or cultural, literary, music, theater or visual arts. The candidate appointed to fill this position will begin serving immediately and the term would expire in December 2018.

Applicants may apply online at www.cityofvancouver.us/boards, or they may request a copy of the application by contacting Alexis Bafus at Vancouver City Hall by mail at P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668-1995, by phone at 360-487-8607, or by email at alexis.bafus@cityofvancouver.us.

The Clark County Arts Commission is an 11-member volunteer body that works to enhance and support the growth of the local economy through collaborations among arts patrons, artists, the business community, service groups, schools and cultural groups. The Arts Commission is composed of both artists and members of the business community. Guidelines for committee membership are set by Clark County. The Commission's work expands the opportunity and accessibility of citizens to experience art in public places and works to create a more visually pleasing environment throughout the county.

The Arts Commission meets from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at the Clark County Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver.

For more information about the Commission, visit www.clarkcountyartscommission.org.

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Share House & Lincoln Place to Host Neighborhood Clean-up on Sept. 1
Share - 08/29/16 12:36 PM
Vancouver, WA -- Share House and Lincoln Place will host a neighborhood clean-up on Thurs. Sept. 1, 2 to 4 p.m., in a five-block radius of both facilities, which are located along Lincoln and 13th Streets in downtown Vancouver.

"A neighborhood clean-up creates a sense of community and pride among the residents of a neighborhood," said Katherine Garrett, Share's housing first director. "As good stewards of our neighborhood, we invite community members to join the residents of Share House and Lincoln Place in this clean-up effort."

After the clean-up is complete, participants are invited to stay for a pizza party. The pizza will be donated by Pizza Schmizza, who donates pizza to Share's Hot Meals program each week.

Community members who volunteer to help in the clean-up efforts are encouraged to bring gloves; trash bags will be provided by Share.

About Share
Share was founded in 1979 with the goal of caring for the homeless and hungry in the greater Vancouver area. Share operates three shelters for the homeless, a transitional housing program, 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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Evergreen and EEA reach tentative agreement
Evergreen Sch. Dist. - 08/29/16 12:05 PM
Early this morning, Monday, August 29, Evergreen Public School negotiators and the Evergreen Education Association reached a tentative three year contract agreement. This follows a week of nearly non-stop negotiations and consistent progress between the two groups, averting a potential strike and allowing nearly 27,000 students to start school as planned on Wednesday, August 31.

EEA members, under the terms of the new contract proposal, will receive significant pay raises over the three year contract period, in addition to any cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) offered by the state. The District and EEA also addressed their mutual interest in making improvements in areas such as the substitute shortage, support for special needs students, and increasing access to counseling and other support services for the District's neediest students.

Although the full details of the agreement are not available until EEA ratification tomorrow night, Tuesday, August 30, the District and the Association worked hard to ensure all of their priorities were addressed in their negotiations.

In spite of the legislature's inability to support teachers and districts by fully funding education in compliance with the McCleary decision, the District acknowledged this settlement will ensure Evergreen Public Schools is positioned to attract and retain quality teachers while being competitive state-wide.

The agreement still needs to be ratified by the EEA members and the Evergreen School Board.

Evergreen Public Schools is the fifth largest school district in Washington state with nearly 27,000 students, and the third largest employer in Clark County with 3,200 employees.
Beaverton High School Centennial Celebrated at Annual Community Parade (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 08/29/16 11:29 AM
The 59th annual Beaverton Celebration Parade celebrates Beaverton High School’s centennial year and features members of the Golden Grads, BHS band and Bucky the Beaver as the grand marshal. (Photo/City of Beaverton)
The 59th annual Beaverton Celebration Parade celebrates Beaverton High School’s centennial year and features members of the Golden Grads, BHS band and Bucky the Beaver as the grand marshal. (Photo/City of Beaverton)
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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- More than a century ago, the three-story Beaverton High School (BHS) was dedicated on June 19, 1916. As part of the school's Centennial festivities, the 59th annual Beaverton Celebration Parade will honor the achievements of the school and feature members of the BHS Golden Grads and Bucky the Beaver as this year's grand marshal.

More than 100 of Beaverton High School's staff, alumni, student athletes, band members, clubs and more will be participating in the parade.

"Over the last 100 years, generations of Beaverton High School alumni worked, raised families and contributed to the overall sense of community that makes Beaverton such a special place to live," said BHS Principal Anne Erwin. "This year's parade celebrates the long-lasting connection between community and school and the impact. It also celebrates the dynamic and exciting future that awaits us in our second centennial."

The Beaverton Celebration Parade begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10. For more information about the parade and to view the route map, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Parade.

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.

ABOUT THE PARADE
Beaverton's Celebration Parade began in 1957 and has grown into a community tradition attended by thousands of Beaverton residents. Area high school marching bands, colorful floats, and civic and cultural organizations will be cheered on by spectators as they make their way through the streets of Beaverton. The parade is brought to the community by Bob Lanphere's Beaverton Honda and the City of Beaverton with support from many corporate and civic sponsors including Sunset Audi, Villa Sport and Beaverton Tendercare Dental.

PARADE ROUTE
The parade begins at Beaverton Christian Church at the corner of SW Wilson Avenue and Allen Boulevard. It will travel down SW Erickson Avenue to SW Fifth Street, passing the Beaverton City Library. The parade ends at Griffith Park near the Beaverton Police Department.

STREET CLOSURES
For the safety of spectators, parade participants, staff and volunteers, and Beaverton police officers, the following streets will be closed to through traffic on Saturday, Sept. 10:
SW Allen Blvd from Murray Blvd to 130th Ave - closes at 8 a.m.
SW Erickson Ave from Allen Blvd to Fifth St -- closes at 8:15 a.m.
SW Fifth St from Erickson Ave to Griffith Dr -- closes at 8:15 a.m.
SW Lombard Ave, Hall Blvd, Watson Ave, and Main Ave at the intersection of Fifth St -- closed from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
SW Murray Blvd, Western Ave, and Highway 217 will be open for north- and southbound traffic
SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy and Canyon Rd will be open for east- and westbound traffic

All streets will reopen immediately following the parade (unless otherwise indicated). Vehicles normally parked on the parade route must be moved before 8 a.m. on Sept. 10.

ABOUT BEAVERTON CELEBRATION WEEKEND
On Sept. 10 and 11, Beaverton will celebrate with several events for the whole family. On Saturday, Sept. 10, the Beaverton Celebration 5K kicks off at 9 a.m. at Griffith Park. The Beaverton Celebration Parade begins at SW Wilson Ave and SW Allen Blvd at 10 a.m., and travels along SW Fifth St to Griffith Park.

On Sunday, Sept. 11, Bike Beaverton will be held next to City Park at SW Third St & SW Hall Blvd, with a bike safety rodeo at 1 p.m. and a community bike ride at 2 p.m., followed by an ice cream social. For more information about these and other city events, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Events.
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Attached Media Files: The City of Beaverton Celebration Parade will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. in downtown Beaverton. Grab a seat along the parade route from Allen Blvd to Erickson to 5th Street. (Map/City of Beaverton) , The 59th annual Beaverton Celebration Parade celebrates Beaverton High School’s centennial year and features members of the Golden Grads, BHS band and Bucky the Beaver as the grand marshal. (Photo/City of Beaverton)
Man dies in Single-Vehicle Crash on Hwy 26 (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/29/16 11:19 AM
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This morning Deputies responded a roll-over crash on Highway 26 and Maller Road. The single occupant of the car died at the scene. There were no other cars involved in the crash.

On Monday, August 29, 2016, at about 2:24 am, deputies responded to a roll-over crash on Highway 26 near NW Maller Rd. Medical personnel on scene determined that the driver was deceased.

After investigating the crash, deputies determined that 27-year-old James D Worrell of Springfield Missouri, was traveling west on Hwy 26 at a high rate of speed. For an unknown reason, Mr. Worrell lost control of the white Scion and rolled the vehicle. The car came to rest approximately 500 feet from the point it left the roadway, Mr. Worrell was ejected from the car during the crash.

Mr. Worrell's next of Kin was notified of his death, there is no indication that any other vehicles were involved in the crash.


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Changes for Vancouver Public Schools in 2016-17
Vancouver Sch. Dist. - 08/29/16 11:00 AM
First day
Vancouver Public Schools will begin the 2016-17 school year on Wednesday, Aug. 31.

Enrollment
The projected enrollment is 23,087 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. This represents an increase from last year's projected enrollment of 22,696 students.

New educators
Approximately 195 new teachers, counselors, psychologists and other certificated staff members are joining district schools this year.

Possible bond measure
If approved by the district's board of directors, a bond measure could be on the ballot as early as February 2017. The bond would fund upgrades at every school and replace several of the district's oldest schools that exceed capacity and cannot support the requirements of 21st-century education. For more information, visit http://vansd.org/reschools .

Technology
Vancouver Public Schools' rollout of one-to-one technology to students and instructional staff members will continue this fall as fifth-graders begin using iPads. Third- and fourth-grade teachers will receive devices and training to prepare for their students receiving iPads in the 2017-18 school year.

New for this school year, students, teachers and families will not have to pay to receive coverage for lost or damaged district-owned digital devices. They will get the following coverage automatically:
All non-intentional damage will be repaired at no cost (limit of two replacement iPad screens per user).
The replacement fine for lost or stolen devices is reduced to $99 for iPads and $199 for laptops.
In the case of intentional or egregious damage or neglect by any user, actual repair or replacement costs will be levied.

This school year, VPS students in sixth through 12th grades also will have managed access to the Internet while traveling on school buses. Last winter, the district installed a Wi-Fi network on all of its buses to improve Internet access for all students. It also implemented a Wi-Fi network on its mobile Family-Community Resource Center.

Approximately 160 bus routes were upgraded. This benefits at least 5,000 secondary students who ride a bus regularly and have district-issued one-to-one devices. The actual number of network users most likely is higher and includes students and staff members who travel for extracurricular activities and field trips.

Safety and security also is improved because the network allows remote, real-time access to cameras already installed on buses.

The Wi-Fi networks and one-to-one iPads are paid for by a technology levy approved by local voters in 2013.

Patron tours
The district will host three free patron tours for anyone interested in learning more about the district and seeing schools firsthand. The tour on Oct. 28, 2016, will feature King and Lake Shore elementary schools. The Jan. 20, 2017, tour will take visitors to Anderson Elementary School and Gaiser Middle School. On April 28, 2017, visitors will have a chance to spend time at Hudson's Bay High School and Harney Elementary School. Each tour is from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes an optional $4 lunch prepared by culinary arts students from Fort Vancouver High School. For more information, go to http://vansd.org/visit-vps . Advance registration is required. Sign up online, call 360-313-4720 or email susan.knable@vansd.org .

Family-Community Resource Centers
The district's FCRCs provide services and information about community resources to address the broad range of student and family needs. This school year, Hough and Truman elementary schools will debut FCRCs on their campuses. The two centers raise the district's total number of school-based FCRCs to 18.

Several FCRC locations will host free 1-2-3 Grow & Learn groups throughout the school year for children ages birth to 5 years old and their parents. Educational Service District 112's Grow & Learn groups provide focused parent-child time, socialization opportunities, school-readiness activities and snacks. A schedule of Grow & Learn groups in VPS schools will be posted on VPS school websites and at http://vansd.org .

Future U
The inaugural districtwide Future U event will connect students of all ages and their families with representatives from trade schools, colleges and universities, military branches, unions and a variety of employers. This free event also will feature informational sessions on topics such as applying for scholarships and completing forms for federal aid.

The event is free for all VPS students and their families. Future U take place at Hudson's Bay High School, 1601 E. McLoughlin Blvd., on Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Refreshments; activities for younger children; and ASL, Spanish, Russian and Chuukese interpretation will be available.
Jail news release (Photo)
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - 08/29/16 10:40 AM
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Three recently hired Corrections Deputies from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office graduated from the 6 week training course at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training Academy in Salem, OR. Deputies Zac Fierro, Christopher Read and Jarett Villafane successfully completed the course which brought them one step closer to obtaining their basic corrections certification. During the 6 week training course the Deputies qualified with their assigned duty weapon, passed two physical fitness tests, passed 5 examinations covering course material, scenario training, and an unarmed self defense practical examination as some of the core requirements. The other part of the training required to obtain a basic certificate is the 3 month FTEP (Field Training and Evaluation Program, completed at the Lincoln County Jail with FTO's (Field Training Officers), supervising and assisting throughout the training.

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Beaverton Celebrates Welcoming Week in September (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 08/29/16 10:22 AM
Beaverton Welcoming Week activities will include an African cooking demonstration at Natural Grocers on Sept. 16. For a complete list of Welcoming Week events, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/WelcomingWeek. (Photo/City of Beaverton)
Beaverton Welcoming Week activities will include an African cooking demonstration at Natural Grocers on Sept. 16. For a complete list of Welcoming Week events, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/WelcomingWeek. (Photo/City of Beaverton)
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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The City of Beaverton will celebrate National Welcoming Week from Sept. 16 to 25 with a variety of events and activities to recognize immigrant contributions to the community.

"These celebrations are part of a powerful and growing movement in our country and around the world," said David Lubell, founder and executive director of Welcoming America. "Communities recognize that they are more vibrant and prosperous when everyone feels welcomed and can fully participate. In events across the world this week, new and longtime residents are building bridges and make their communities stronger together."

This year, the city offered immigrant integration mini grants for small, community-driven projects designed to bring together immigrant and non-immigrant communities. The grants were awarded to five organizations (noted below) which will host events during Welcoming Week.

Here is the complete schedule of Welcoming Week events:

A Taste of Africa: Cook, Spice, and Eat!
Friday, Sept. 16, 3 to 7 p.m.
Natural Grocers, 12155 SW Broadway St.
Join Spice of Africa to explore savory dishes, sip tea, and enjoy lively conversation for a journey to East Africa! Space is limited for this cooking class, so reserve your spot by emailing equity@BeavertonOregon.gov.

Aztec Dance Workshop
Saturday, Sept. 17, 1-3 p.m.
Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW Fifth St.
Huitzilopochtli will present a workshop on Aztec dancing in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Enjoy live music, watch traditional dances, and learn some steps.

Broadway Street Festival
Saturday, Sept. 17, 1-6 p.m.
SW Broadway St between Hall Blvd and Watson Ave
Experience the vibrancy of the downtown core of Beaverton through music, family activities, street vendors, and more. Learn about the role immigrants have played in the city's history and share your family's heritage story.

The Untold Story: Chinese American History in Oregon
Monday, Sept. 19, 7-8 p.m.
Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW Fifth St.
Helen Ying will share the history of the Chinese community and the underground city where they escaped discrimination, as part of the Oregon Historical Society Chinese Speaker Series.

Naturalization Information Session
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 11 a.m. -- 2 p.m.
Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW Fifth St.
Attend this USCIS session for an overview of the process to become a U.S. citizen, the test, and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Learn about free resources and practice a mock naturalization interview.

Tea and Cookie Social with Immigrant Entrepreneurs
Friday, Sept. 23, 2 to 5 p.m.
Beaverton City Hall, 12725 SW Millikan Way
Enjoy music and food while getting to know small businesses in our community and the entrepreneurs that created them with Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon. Vendors will have small gift items for sale.

Learning about Taiwan from the Art of Tea
Saturday, Sept. 24, 1 to 3 p.m.
Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW Fifth St.
Join the Formosa Association of Student Cultural Ambassadors on a journey through Taiwanese tea history, attending a tea ceremony, preparing mashed Hakka tea, and sampling bubble tea.

Islamic Center of Portland Open House
Saturday, Sept. 24, 3 to 5 p.m.
Imam Al-Mahdi Center, 6940 SW Hall Blvd
The Vose NAC and the Islamic Center of Portland invite everyone to learn about Muslim culture, Islam, and the center's important role in the community at this open house.

Symphony of Cultures
Sunday, Sept. 25, 3 p.m.
Village Baptist Church, 330 SW Murray Blvd.
The Beaverton Symphony Orchestra will conduct a multicultural concert with guest performers representing the diversity of the Beaverton community.

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All events are free and open to the public. For information about Welcoming Week, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/WelcomingWeek or contact Megan Cohen at 503-526-2584 or equity@BeavertonOregon.gov.

The City of Beaverton joined the Welcoming Cities and Counties Initiative in April 2015. The initiative emphasizes the importance of engaging both foreign-born and long-time residents in this effort to strengthen relationships, cross-cultural understanding, and collective economic vitality. In Beaverton, where one in five residents is born outside of the United States and 27 percent of residents speak a language other than English at home, the city has made it a priority to support integration of immigrants and refugees.

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: Beaverton Welcoming Week activities will include an African cooking demonstration at Natural Grocers on Sept. 16. For a complete list of Welcoming Week events, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/WelcomingWeek. (Photo/City of Beaverton)
CORRECTION: Cooler conditions aid firefighters on High Pass 12.5 Fire
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/29/16 10:10 AM
"Don't plan on the forecasted rain to put out this fire out. It's you guys that will put this fire out," said Day Operations Supervisor Matt Flock to the day shift firefighters at the 5:30 a.m. briefing today.

The crews have made tremendous progress in mopping up this fire burning west of Junction City. They spent the last several days working to extinguish all smokes around the rim of the fire. In most places crews have created a 200-foot zone and are working towards 400 feet.

Bureau of Land Management resources advisors are finalizing plans to repair the federal lands affected by this fire. This includes pull-back of any bulldozer berms and installation of water bars to direct water off skid trails to prevent sediment delivery into streams.

All aircraft have been released except for one light helicopter left for reconnaissance flights, bucket drops and transport, should an emergency arise.

It takes a large number of personnel and water to cover the fire area and mop up the heavy fuels. Resources on the fire today include: 13 (20-person) hand crews, one light helicopter, 14 fire engines, one bulldozer and 13 water tenders. There are a total of 417 personnel assigned to this incident.

Fire size remains unchanged at 195 acres. It is 60 percent contained.

There are no evacuation orders in effect.

To date, no injuries and only one heat related incident has occurred.

For updates follow us on Facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry and Twitter.com/ORDeptForestry
Crash Near McMinnville Kills Driver, Injures Others - Yamhill County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/29/16 10:08 AM
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On August 28, 2016 at about 2:40AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Highway 99W at milepost 31.5 (near Lafayette).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 1997 Toyota Camry was traveling southbound Highway 99W when it crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a northbound 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer.

The driver of the Toyota, Jeronimo HUAPOE-MORALES, age 21, of Lafayette, was pronounced deceased on the scene. Two passengers in the Toyota were also taken to the hospital for their injuries. The driver of the Chevrolet, Cody M KLIESE-HARTZONG, age 31, of Dundee, was taken by ground ambulance to Oregon Health and Sciences University.

All three occupants in the Toyota were not using their safety belts. The contributing factors into the crash are still under investigation. OSP was assisted by the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, McMinnville Police, Lafayette Fire, Dayton Fire, McMinnville Fire, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue and the Oregon Department of Transportation.


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Cooler Conditions Aid Firefighters
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/29/16 9:33 AM
"Don't plan on the forecasted rain to put out this fire out. It's you guys that will put this fire out" said Day Operations Supervisor Matt Flock to the day shift fire fighters at the 5:30 am morning briefing today. The crews have made tremendous progress in mopping up this fire. They have spent the last several days working to extinguish all smokes around the rim of the fire. In most places crews have a 200 feet zone and are working towards 400 feet.

BLM Resources Advisors are finalizing plans to repair the federal lands affected by this fire. This includes pull back of any dozers berms and installing water bars to direct water off skid trails to prevent sediment delivery into streams.

All air craft have been released except for one Type 3 (light) helicopter left for reconnaissance flights, bucket drops and transport should an emergency arise.

It takes a tremendous amount of personnel and water to cover the fire area and mop-up the heavy fuels. Resources on the fire today are: 13 (20 person) crews, 1 light helicopter, 14 engines, 1 dozer, 13 water tenders. There are a total of 417 personnel assigned to this incident.

Fire size remains unchanged at 195 acres and is 60% contained.

There are no evacuation orders in effect.

To date, no injuries and only one heat related incident has occurred.

For updates follow us on Facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry and Twitter.com/ORDeptForestry
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Gladstone Police - 08/29/16 9:22 AM
One of the deadliest and most preventable crimes is drunk driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a person is injured in a drunk driving crash every two minutes and another 27 people die every day as a result of drunk driving crashes.

In order to help prevent such terrible tragedies, the Gladstone Police Department will be conducting special patrols focusing on getting and keeping drunk drivers off the roads over the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend.

Remember, only time can sober a person up. Drinking strong coffee, exercising or taking a cold shower won't help. The best prevention is to not drink and drive ... and if you do partake, have a designated driver get you safely home.
Shooting Investigation Overnight in Southeast Portland - No Known Injuries (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/29/16 9:03 AM
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On Monday August 29, 2016, at 3:11 a.m., an East Precinct officer reported hearing gunfire in the area of Southeast 136th Avenue and Powell Boulevard. Callers to 9-1-1 also reported hearing gunfire in the area.

Officers arrived at the scene and contacted witnesses who described hearing several gunshots in the parking lot of the nearby Plaid Pantry store then seeing several African American males run back to two parked vehicles and speed out of the area. The vehicles were described as white sedans.

The vehicle that the suspects fired at had been driven away from the scene prior to police arrival but was later located on I-84 after someone called in a disabled vehicle on the freeway. Officers contacted the occupants who were the victims of the shooting. Nobody was injured but the vehicle sustained several bullet strikes.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to conduct an investigation.

At this point, it is unclear if this shooting is connected with several other shootings that have been reported in the past few days.

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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Stormdrain Cleaning Assistance Program helps East County businesses avoid flooding and environmental impacts
City of Gresham - 08/29/16 9:00 AM
GRESHAM, OR. -- The cities of Gresham, Troutdale, Wood Village and Fairview are partnering to offer private stormdrain cleaning to businesses at a reduced cost. The Stormdrain Cleaning Assistance Program (SCAP) takes place every spring and fall to keep systems draining during the heavy rain season.

"Businesses with only one or two drains have found they're able to save more than $100 with this program because they are able to avoid the typical drain cleaning mobilization fee," said Keri Handaly, SCAP program coordinator for Gresham. "Removing dirt, oil and debris from drains also helps improve water quality in our local streams. We find businesses return to this program year after year."

Maintaining private stormdrains is an important way to prevent parking lot flooding nuisances for customers and driving hazards in nearby streets. Property owners are responsible for cleaning privately owned stormdrains to keep the dirt and leaf litter debris that carries pollution from entering the public stormwater systems.

"Everything was taken care of in a timely manner. The tech that performed the service worked directly with our engineering team to ensure that the correct drains were cleaned properly," said James Denmark, Henningsen Cold Storage.

The stormdrains on public streets are cleaned by each city's public works department as part of an overall program to protect and enhance the water quality of streams, wetlands and ground water.

Businesses that sign up through this coordinated program will have stormdrains cleaned for a $45 flat fee by a private company. Typically, companies may charge $120 or more to mobilize and clean one drain and add fees for additional drains. However, through this program, the fee is $45 per drain, which makes the service more affordable, especially for small businesses.

Gresham has offered this cost-effective stormdrain cleaning program since 2003; over the years the service area has been expanded to include the cities of Troutdale, Fairview and Wood Village.

To participate in the program, businesses may register online at www.GreshamOregon.gov/SCAP. The deadline to sign up is October 1, 2016. Questions? Contact Christa Thompson at 503-618-2522.

Gresham acts solely as the coordinator and does not perform cleaning or billing services for the program.
PCC secures $577,500 to develop advanced manufacturing talent (Photo)
PCC - 08/29/16 8:50 AM
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PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland Community College is on the lookout for great manufacturing talent.

PCC received a $577,500, one-year grant from the Oregon Talent Council for the Realizing Advanced Manufacturing Potential in Portland (RAMP PDX) Project. RAMP PDX will train, place, advance and retain participants in a variety of advanced manufacturing jobs. The project will increase the skilled worker pipeline for the many advanced manufacturing companies in the region and pave the way for workers to attain certificates and degrees. Plus, the college will contribute $1.5 million to the RAMP PDX's efforts.

"PCC has a successful track record of working in collaboration with industry to design and develop training and education programs that are responsive to emerging needs," said Marc Goldberg, the college's associate vice president of Workforce Development and Community Education.

"Advanced manufacturing jobs present good opportunities for unemployed, incumbent, career changers and under-skilled individuals," he added. "This project aims to draw participants who may have never considered advanced manufacturing as a career option, or are looking for advancement opportunities within the industry. The grant will help PCC increase the pipeline of workers for the many advanced manufacturing companies in the region."

PCC will partner with four companies, which include Festo Didactic Inc., Leupold + Stevens, Inc., RapidMade and Rose Technical Graphics, to serve about 300 participants in the RAMP PDX Project. Coordinators will organize outreach events at PCC's MakerSpace Lab to introduce advanced manufacturing training, career and educational options in the industry to new audiences.

A Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) short-term certificate and non-credit Mechatronics Technology Program will be created. These will assist incumbent workers with "skilling-up" and connect them to more advanced mechatronics training and other education opportunities, respectively. These activities will help RAMP PDX target the technologically skilled mechanics, maintenance technicians, industrial machinists, millwrights, operators, machinery maintenance technicians, industrial machinery mechanics and machinists occupations.

This investment in PCC is one of five recent grant awards by the Oregon Talent Council to support statewide projects that provide students and existing workers with skills to increase their employability in Oregon's high demand occupations.

"These grants will support the upgrading and retooling of skills for Oregon's existing and future workers," said David Childers, chair of the Talent Council. "It is critically important that we invest in the projects that keep skills fresh in the face of new technology and build new models for education and training that keep pace with changing business needs."

The Talent Council was created by the 2015 Oregon Legislature with a fund of $6.1 million to seed investments in talent development programs. The Talent Council works with industry, workforce organizations and the Oregon higher education community to help fill high wage, high demand occupations in the state.

"With these awards, the Talent Council continues to provide leadership and raise awareness about the importance of talent to our economy and communities," said Kay Erickson, director of the Oregon Employment Department. "These grants support delivery of training and education in critical occupations to Oregonians, regardless of where they live or work, and underscore the powerful partnership of education and industry in meeting talent and workforce needs."

For more information, visit www.oregontalentcouncil.org.


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/


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Department of Defense Gives Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Highest Honor Award (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/29/16 8:49 AM
Members of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Military Employee Support Program pose for a photo after the Freedom Award Ceremony at the Pentagon, Aug. 26.
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Secretary of Defense Ash Carter presented the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office with the 2016 Employer Support Freedom Award at the Pentagon, Aug. 26.

Fifteen employers from across the nation received the prestigious award, including the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. The Freedom Award is the nation's highest honor given to employers for exceptional support of Guard and Reserve employees.

"The extraordinary support these employers provide contributes greatly to the readiness and resilience of our Guardsmen and Reservists," said Defense Secretary Ash Carter. "Their support allows those troops to serve our nation at home and abroad knowing their civilian careers are secure, and is vitally important to the success of our national security strategy."

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Deputy John Zagyva who is also serves as a 1st Sgt. with B Troop, 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry Regiment in the Oregon National Guard nominated the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office for the award. Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Deputy Marc Griffith who recently retired from the Oregon Air National Guard worked tirelessly with Zagyva and Sheriff Craig Roberts to develop a robust Military Employee Support Program.

"At the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, we are fortunate to employ many citizen-soldiers who continue to serve the country as members of the National Guard and Reserves," said Sheriff Craig Roberts. "They are some of our best -- loyal, hardworking, and valuable assets to our team. I'm proud of the work our Military Employee Support Program does to ease the stress of a deployment on our employees and their families. Whether it is mowing a lawn, sending a care package, or helping buy Christmas presents for families, our employees go above and beyond to help each other."

Sheriff Craig Roberts championed legislation in 2015 to bridge the pay gap for employees who go on a military deployment. House Bill 2763 -- the Military Families' Pay Equity Bill -- allows public employers to make up the difference in pay between an employee's civilian and military salary while on a military deployment.

A full list of the 15 Freedom Award Recipients can be found here: http://www.freedomaward.mil/current-recipients

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IMG_3614.JPG: Secretary of Defense Ash Carter presents the 2016 Employer Support Freedom Award to Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Aug. 26. Fifteen employers from across the nation received the Freedom Award, the nation's highest honor given to employers for exceptional support of Guard and Reserve employees.

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City hosts 9/11 remembrance ceremony
City of Vancouver - 08/29/16 8:40 AM
Vancouver, Wash. -- The City of Vancouver and the Community Military Appreciation Committee (CMAC) invites the public to attend a special Patriot Day ceremony at City Hall in remembrance of all those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The event, sponsored by CMAC and Waste Connections, starts at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 in front of City Hall, 415 W. 6th St., Vancouver.

The ceremony will include the combined Vancouver Police and Vancouver Fire Honor Guard, musical performances, a ceremonial Fire Department bell ringing, Vancouver Veterans of Foreign Wars rifle salute, and remarks by Vancouver Mayor Pro Tem Anne McEnerny-Ogle, Vancouver Fire Chief Joe Molina and Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain. Artist Gerald Siegel also will present a stained glass panel commemorating first responders to the Vancouver Fire Department.

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Today Starts #BackToSchool - Extra Patrols to be Conducted for First Two Weeks of the Year (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/29/16 7:00 AM
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The Portland Police Bureau and the Portland Bureau of Transportation are partnering to keep Portland's students safe as they return to school this week.

Portland Public School students are scheduled to go back to school today, while other local school districts, as well as private and charter schools, will begin classes during the next two weeks.

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

The Bureau would like to remind the community that "20 is Plenty" in school zones - https://youtu.be/DvzmTSE42jg

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

The Portland Police Bureau Youth Services Division, Traffic Division, Central Precinct, North Precinct and East Precinct will be providing a highly visible police presence in and around local schools.

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

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

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

Drivers should be aware of two schools that have relocated to previously closed schools: Franklin High students are temporarily being relocated to Marshall High (3905 Southeast 91st Avenue). Marshall has been closed for several years and drivers may not be recognize this school zone. Portland Police will be providing extra patrols in this area.

In addition, expect increased traffic on North Flint Avenue due to Faubion School's temporary relocation to Harriet Tubman. During school drop off and pick up hours, people who regularly bicycle on North Flint Avenue should consider using North Vancouver Avenue or North Williams Avenue. Please use extra caution in this area.

The Portland Police Bureau has partnered with the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to increase awareness as school begins.

The bureaus offer these safety tips:

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

Remind your child to:

Never walk while texting or talking on the phone.
If texting, move out of the way of others and stop on the sidewalk.
Never cross the street while using an electronic device.
Do not walk with headphones on.
Be aware of the surroundings.

Finally, watch for school buses. Remember, if yellow or red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended, traffic must stop.

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

The Portland Police Bureau and the Portland Bureau of Transportation are 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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UPDATE: Stabbing Investigation Underway in Northwest Portland's Couch Park - One Person Critically Injured (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/29/16 6:46 AM
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Homicide detectives booked the suspect, 50-year-old James Lionell McClure, into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempted Murder, Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Robbery in the First Degree. He will be arraigned later today.

The victim, 28-year-old Kody King, remains hospitalized in critical condition. Detectives have not yet been able to speak with him due to his medical condition.

This incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the stabbing is asked to contact Detective Vince Cui at 503-823-0449, vince.cui@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Friday August 26, 2016, at 5:59 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing in Couch Park, located at 1961 Northwest Glisan Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the adult male victim suffering from traumatic injuries. He was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses provided information to officers that led to the suspect being taken into custody in the neighborhood.

Community use at Couch Park will be affected for several hours as the investigation continues.

Due to the nature of the victim's injuries, Homicide detectives have responded to conduct the investigation.

There is no community risk as a result of this incident.

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

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Shooting Outside Sanctuary Church Injures Man, Suspect On Run
Gresham Police Dept - 08/29/16 5:41 AM
GRESHAM, Ore.--A 29-year-old man was transported to an area hospital with a gunshot wound to the face after an early morning altercation outside Sanctuary Church, 19626 NE Glisan St. The victim's condition is not known but detectives believe he will survive.

The suspect, described as a white male is his early 20s, fled the area prior to police arrival. Investigators believe the suspect and the victim likely know each other.

Officers responded to a 911 call at 1:53 a.m. on the church's property, by the "Red Barn" warehouse. The shooting appears to have happened outside, near the church's garden, as a result of an argument between the victim and the suspect. No one else at the location was threatened or hurt during this incident.

Sanctuary Church and its affiliated ministries are well known for outreach and support of those experiencing homelessness in East Multnomah County.

No further information is available at this time.


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Red Cross Responds To Home Fire In Hood River
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/29/16 12:21 AM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to residential fire disaster today, Saturday, August 27th, at approximately 7:00 p.m.  in the 800  block of 9th
Street in Hood River, Oregon.

 This single family fire affected one adult.  The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs 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.
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Vancouver Police seek public's help in locating missing elderly man (Photo)
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John has been located and returned home.






On August 28, 2016, at approximately 8:20 p.m. Vancouver Police responded to the 5100 block of NE 121st Ave for a missing person complaint. Officers learned that 66 year old John Spencer left his address around 5:30 p.m. for a walk, and has not returned.

John is a white male, about 5'10", and around 220lbs. He is bald with brown eyes and has a short gray haired beard. A picture of John has been added to this release.

John was last seen wearing a brown colored shirt, black jeans and a blue coat described as a "pea coat" in style.

John has significant medical history and some mental health issues as well. John left his phone behind, and does not have access to a vehicle.

Anyone who knows where John is or believes they have seen him are strongly urged to call 911.


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Cowlitz Sheriff Deputies arrest man who threatened to shoot 4 people - captured in Cowlitz River
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/28/16 5:32 PM
Kelso, Wa. Cowlitz Deputies were dispatched yesterday, Saturday night at about 5:30 p.m. to the report of a shots fired call at 28 Alpha Drive, Kelso. Deputy Geary Enbody spotted the shooter as he arrived on scene and he and Deputy Brent Harris chased the man until he jumped in to the Cowlitz river. Deputies ordered the man to swim to shore but he refused.

The shooter, Levi S. Godwin, 40 years of age, was captured when a Kelso and Longview Police Officer got a ride from a private boater in the area and went out and took the man in to custody.

Godwin owned the house at 28 Alpha drive and was there when he and his girlfriend, Shylee Bartlett got in to an argument. There were 4 other people in the house. During the argument Godwin ended up pointing a 22 pistol at the other 4 people and told them if the did not leave he would shoot them. As they left, Godwin shot into the driveway, in an attempt to scare them away; no one was injured.

Godwin states that he dumped the pistol in the river. It has not been recovered. The Sheriff's Office is hoping to use divers to search for the pistol later today or tomorrow.

Godwin was booked for Assault 1st degree, Felon in Possession of a firearm, and obstructing.

He was book in to the Cowlitz County jail with no bail.
***Corrected Address***Portland Fire Investigators Arrest Woman on Arson Charges.
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/28/16 4:35 PM
Correction-The arson fire's address should be 1327 SE Grand Ave. (the release originally said NE) Yesterday evening (8/27/16 5:40 PM) while investigating a second alarm fire at 1430 SE 3rd fire investigators received information that an arson suspect was in a tent nearby. The investigators made contact with the woman and were able to identify her as the suspect. She was taken into custody and logged in at the Multnomah County Detention Center, she is charged with arson in the second degree.

The fire she is suspected of starting occurred on Friday the 26th at 1327 SE Grand Ave. This was a homeless tent fire that spread to a nearby building. The suspect is a 31 year old female and investigators were able to identify her using footage from security camera video. Arson in the second degree is a class C felony.
Another fire in Kelso make four in three days (Photo)
Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue - 08/28/16 4:17 PM
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Kelso- Firefighters from Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue and Longview Fire responded to a structure fire in the 1700 block of S. River Rd Sunday morning at 11:20. Initial reports described heavy smoke coming from a small building, but no flames were seen. Fire crews extinguished the fire in the detached garage in 30 minutes. Fire officials estimate damage to the structure and contents at $15,000. Two fire engines, a water tender, a medic unit, and a chief officer responded; no injuries were reported. This is the fourth structure fire in the last three days in the area; investigators have not ruled out that they may be related.


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UPDATE -- Man Drowns in Willamette River (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/28/16 1:57 PM
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UPDATE (August 28, 2016 1:45 PM)

Recovery efforts for the drowning victim resumed the morning of August 28, 2016. At about 11:00 AM, search crews recovered the body of Jason Allen Kosola (46 years old) of Lake Oswego, OR. The Clackamas County Medical Examiner's Office responded to assist and family notifications were made.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office urges the public to use extreme caution around waterways and to use personal flotation devices while in the water.

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Just after 7:50pm on August 27th, 911 dispatchers received a 911 call about an adult male who had fallen off of a dock, into the Willamette River. The caller stated that the male was possibly now submerged underwater near the dock and a boat. Dispatchers quickly learned that the dock in question was located on the river, just east of the Canby Ferry. The caller went on to say that the male patient was not wearing a life jacket.

Members from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit and Dive Rescue Unit quickly arrived on scene with fire personnel and made all efforts to locate the missing subject. After battling diminishing daylight for approximately 90 minutes, drive rescue crews elected to suspend their search efforts for the evening due to conditions.

This incident is now being handled as a recovery operation.

At this point in time, dive rescue crews are planning to resume their recovery efforts for the subject tomorrow, August 28th as day-light allows.

The series of events that led up to the man disappearing into the river are still under investigation, but no foul play is suspected. Additionally, the identity of the subject will not be released until all family notifications have been completed.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office would like to thank all of our partner agencies who assisted in the rescue and recovery efforts. The Clackamas County Water Rescue Consortium, who responded to the scene, is comprised of American Medical Response, Lake Oswego Fire, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, Clackamas Fire District #1 as well as the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. Additionally, thank you to the Canby Fire and Police Department for their assistance.

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Shooting Investigation Underway at Lloyd Center Mall - One Person Injured
Portland Police Bureau - 08/28/16 1:14 PM
On Sunday August 28, 2016, at 12:36 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at the Lloyd Center Mall.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that a gunshot victim was dropped off at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Preliminary information indicates that the shooting may have occurred on the 2nd level of the parking garage and the suspects were African American males in a larger white American car.

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

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Gang Enforcement Team Investigating Saturday Afternoon Shooting at Essex Park - One Person Injured (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/28/16 1:05 PM
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On Saturday August 27, 2016, at 6:43 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of gunfire at Essex Park, located at 7811 Southeast Center Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to numerous witnesses who reported that several people on foot in the park and in vehicles were firing guns and everyone scattered out of the area. Officers learned that there were several different family events in the park, unrelated to the shooting.

No gunshot victims were located in the park; however, a gunshot victim arrived at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center at 9:00 p.m. suffering from a non-life-threatening injury.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to conduct an 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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Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to a House Fire (14000 Block of NE Knott St.)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/28/16 12:16 PM
8/28/2016 9:36 AM-This morning Portland Firefighters were called to a residence on the 14000 block of NE Knott St. Arriving fire crews found a basement fire and worked to extinguish it. Firefighters searched the house for any trapped victims, fortunately the house was empty.

The fire was extinguished and investigators are on scene working to determine the cause. The homes elderly owner has been in a care facility for the past year and investigators believe that squatters have been staying in the house. PF&R encourages homeowners and neighbors to keep a close eye on homes that are unoccupied for any length of time. Providing basic property maintenance like mowing the lawn could give the appearance that someone is home and could keep squatters out.
Mulititude of calls keep firefighters busy in August heat
Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue - 08/28/16 11:45 AM
Cowlitz County, WA- Firefighters from Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue (C2FR) were busy Friday with emergencies including two structure fires, brush fires, a rollover accident on I-5, and a patient flown by Lifeflight.

Fire crews responded to a small brush fire, lit by a discarded cigarette, just before 1pm in the 500 block of Redpath St in Kelso; the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) also responded. Later at 5:38 firefighters arrived in the 500 block of Elm St, in Kelso, to a fully involved garage fire. Fire crews extinguished the fire quickly and kept the fire from spreading to the house and other exposures. Fire officials estimate $30,000 in losses to the garage and its contents. An engine from Longview Fire also responded, but was canceled once the fire was knocked down. Two 8 year old neighbors admitted to lighting a small fire next to the garage. They used a lighter to ignite aerosol brake cleaner. Kelso police also responded. The boys can participate in Cowlitz 2's Juvenile Fire Starter Program, which teaches dangers, costs, and consequences of fire starting, if their parents consent.

At 6:30pm firefighters responded to a medical emergency in the 2600 block of N. Pacific in Kelso. The patient was flown to Peace Health South West Medical Center by Lifeflight. The helicopter landed on the patient's lawn. An hour later fire crews responded to a rollover accident, involving a tractor trailer, near milepost 38 Southbound on Interstate 5. Longview Fire sent a fire truck to aid, but was not needed and canceled. The accident caused traffic backup for hours; the driver suffered minor injuries and denied medical treatment.

At 9:30pm fire crews were dispatched for a brush fire in the 800 block of Bloyd St in Kelso where three separate citizens in the area had fires in their yards and around their homes. A second alarm was called for more resources. While fighting the small fires a chief officer from C2FR noticed a large column of smoke several blocks away and requested a dispatch for a possible structure fire. A large detached garage, from a duplex, was fully involved in fire when firefighters arrived. Fences from three homes, a large cedar tree, and foliage surrounding the homes were on fire. Fire companies knocked down the fire and stopped the spread within 6 minutes. It took firefighters two hours to mop up and overhaul burnt debris from the garage. Fire officials estimate up to $75,000 in damages to the garage and the fences. Firefighters from C2FR and Longview responded. The fire is being deemed suspicious by investigators; no injuries were reported.

Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue responds to approximately 4,000 emergency calls each year including medical emergencies, fire related incidents, traffic accidents, and other miscellaneous calls.
Early morning structure fire adds to weekend count (Photo)
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Kelso- Firefighters from Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue and Longview Fire responded to a structure fire in the 900 block of South 5th Ave early Sunday morning at 5:45. Flames and smoke were seen coming from the back of the abandoned home and from the roof. It took firefighters 40 minutes to control the fire due to access issues. The home's doors and windows had been boarded up and significant contents in the house made it difficult to gain entry to fight the fire. Firefighters used chainsaws to cut into the roof and side walls to apply water streams. Three fire engines, a medic unit, and a chief officer responded to the call. The cause of the fire is under investigation; no injuries were reported.

Shortly after the incident a brush fire was reported nearby. A large size brush fire was reported. Firefighters responded, contained, and extinguished the fire in minutes. The cause of the brush fire ignition is unknown at this time and is being investigated.


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Evacuation Notice Lifted for High Pass 12.5 Fire
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/28/16 11:43 AM
Residents along High Pass Road affected by the Level 1 evacuation order can rest a little easier today. ODF reminds all Oregonians to be careful at home and in the forest to prevent a wildfire from starting. Weather conditions are better than a few days ago but fuels are still very dry and susceptible to fire.

Due to heavy fire fighting traffic, there is still a road block on High Pass Rd at the west end of Lavell Road.

The High Pass 12.5 Fire is entering the next stage: mop-up. At the 5:30 a.m. morning briefing in fire camp, Day Operations Supervisor Matt Flock gave the fire fighters direction to not leave any hot spots for the district personnel to handle. Last night the fire was flown and an Infra-red camera was used to detect where the hot spots (heat) remains in the ground. In addition, handheld Infra-red cameras were used on the ground by fire fighters who walk the burn area. Fluorescent flagging marks hot spots on the ground for the fire fighters to expose and extinguish.

It takes a tremendous amount of personnel to cover the fire area and mop-up the heavy fuels.
Resources on the fire today are: 22 (20 person) crews, 2 medium and 2 light helicopters, 12 engines, 1 dozer, 11 water tenders.

There are a total of 537 personnel assigned to this incident.

Fire size remains unchanged at 195 acres and is 35% contained.

To date, no injuries and only one heat related incident has occurred.

For updates follow us on Facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry and Twitter.com/ORDeptForestry
Ongoing Major Incident Team Investigation in Redmond***** 8/28/16 Update*****
Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/28/16 9:26 AM
Updated release as of 8/28/16

On 8/27/16, Michael Gaskill died at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office has been notified of his death. Investigators with the Tri-County Major Incident Team will work in conjunction with the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office as the investigation continues. No further information will be released at this time.




On August 25, 2016 at approximately 12:51 PM, Redmond Police Officers responded to the area of Canal Blvd near the Redmond St. Charles Medical Center for an armed subject. Multiple callers reported to 9-1-1 the subject was armed with a handgun and was pointing it at passing motorists.

Officers made contact with the subject who was still in possession of an apparent firearm. Sometime after the initial contact, the subject was struck by a Redmond Police Department patrol car. The suspect was seriously injured and was taken to Redmond St. Charles Medical Center for treatment. No bystanders or officers were injured.
The incident is under investigation by the Tri-County Major Incident Team with the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office as the lead investigating agency.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office through dispatch at 541-693-6911. No further information will released at this time. The public is asked to avoid the area around Redmond St. Charles Medical Center due to law enforcement activity.

UPDATED INFORMATION:

The armed suspect in this investigation was identified as Gaskill, Michael W age 63. Gaskill is at St. Charles Medical Center and currently listed in critical condition. The two Redmond Police Officers that were involved in the incident were placed on administrative leave, which is standard operating procedure for these type of investigations. This investigation is still ongoing. Any witnesses to this incident are encouraged to please contact the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office through dispatch at 541-693-6911.
Tomorrow Starts #BackToSchool - Extra Patrols to be Conducted for First Two Weeks of the Year (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/28/16 9:00 AM
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The Portland Police Bureau and the Portland Bureau of Transportation are partnering to keep Portland's students safe as they return to school this week.

Portland Public School students are scheduled to go back to school on Monday August 29, 2016. Other local school districts, as well as private and charter schools, will begin classes during the next two weeks.

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

The Bureau would like to remind the community that "20 is Plenty" in school zones - https://youtu.be/DvzmTSE42jg

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

The Portland Police Bureau Youth Services Division, Traffic Division, Central Precinct, North Precinct and East Precinct will be providing a highly visible police presence in and around local schools.

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

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

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

Drivers should be aware of two schools that have relocated to previously closed schools: Franklin High students are temporarily being relocated to Marshall High (3905 Southeast 91st Avenue). Marshall has been closed for several years and drivers may not be recognize this school zone. Portland Police will be providing extra patrols in this area.

In addition, expect increased traffic on North Flint Avenue due to Faubion School's temporary relocation to Harriet Tubman. During school drop off and pick up hours, people who regularly bicycle on North Flint Avenue should consider using North Vancouver Avenue or North Williams Avenue. Please use extra caution in this area.

The Portland Police Bureau has partnered with the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to increase awareness as school begins.

The bureaus offer these safety tips:

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

Remind your child to:

Never walk while texting or talking on the phone.
If texting, move out of the way of others and stop on the sidewalk.
Never cross the street while using an electronic device.
Do not walk with headphones on.
Be aware of the surroundings.

Finally, watch for school buses. Remember, if yellow or red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended, traffic must stop.

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

The Portland Police Bureau and the Portland Bureau of Transportation are 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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Sat. 08/27/16
Lebanon Firefighters Battle Three-Acre Field Fire (Photo)
Lebanon Fire District - 08/27/16 9:29 PM
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(Update with change from "Friday evening" to "Saturday afternoon")
At approximately 4:40 PM Saturday afternoon firefighters responded to a 1st Alarm grass fire that scorched three acres on Mt. Hope Drive. Upon arrival firefighters were met by a south wind pushing the four-foot tall flames through the cut grass field to the northeast. A backing fire, meaning the flames were pushing against the winds that were driving them, backed into some piles of wooden pallets and blackberry bushes on the south flank, only a few feet from a large shop. Firefighters made an aggressive attack to keep the shop from suffering any damage and quickly knocked down the flames.

On the north side winds continued pushing the flame front toward Mount Hope Drive. With the assistance of the Oregon Department of Forestry and a water tender from the Tangent Fire District, firefighters were able to get to the front of the advancing flames and "knock the head off", meaning stop the fastest and quickest moving flames before they made it back to the road and jumped to the other side.

Nine apparatus responded with 17 personnel. Firefighters were assisted on scene by ODF, The Tangent Fire District, and LCSO. Crews spent three hours and twenty five minutes on scene, mostly spent putting out smoldering hot spots. A small outbuilding was destroyed in the blaze; damages are estimated to be less than $1,000.

The fire is believed to have been caused by a rekindle of a backyard burn from earlier in the week. The Lebanon Fire District would like to remind everyone that backyard burning is banned due to extreme fire conditions. All backyard burning is strictly prohibited, and today's events are a good reminder why. Backyard burning typically resumes in mid-October, dependent on conditions at that time.


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Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to a Second 2 Alarm Fire (1430 SE 3rd Ave)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/27/16 9:11 PM
8/27/2016 5:40 pm-This evening Portland Firefighters responded to a fire in a commercial building at 1430 SE 3rd Ave. Arriving firefighters noted heavy fire from the roof of a large three story building. Incident commanders called for a second alarm due to the size of the building and the amount of visible fire. Firefighters searched the building to ensure that everyone was out. At the same time other crews worked to extinguish the fire.

The fire was contained to the roof and the third floor, however large portions of the building were damaged by smoke and water. The fire was extinguished and no injuries were associated with this incident. The next priority for firefighters was protecting the computers and equipment used by the businesses that are housed in the building.

Portland Fire Investigators determined that this fire was caused by an improperly discarded cigarette. The cigarette was apparently discarded during a rooftop party. Today, Portland Fire crews have battled several fires caused by smokers carelessness (including two 2nd alarm fires). PF&R reminds residents to properly dispose of smoking materials in a non-flammable ashtray after ensuring that they are thoroughly extinguished.
Red Cross Responds To Multi Family Fire In The Dalles
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/27/16 7:25 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to residential fire disaster today, Saturday, August 27th, at approximately 10:00 am  in the 400  block of S
lincoln St. In The Dalles, Oregon.

 This multi family fire affected five 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.
Red Cross Responds To Home Fire In SE Portland
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/27/16 7:16 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to residential fire disaster today, Saturday, August 27th, at approximately 2:00 p.m.  in the 4200  block of SE 37th Ave. Portland,  OR. This single family 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. 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.
Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office conducting death investigation after fatal hiker fall on Angels Rest trail
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/27/16 3:04 PM
Update: The deceased is identified as Viren Viuhkola, Age 36, of Tualatin, OR. The Multnomah County Medical Examiner determined Cause of Death as Blunt Force Trauma and Manner of Death - Accidental.

Viuhkola was hiking with his friend Ryan Hunter, Age 31, Tualatin, OR at the time of the accident.

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This morning, Friday August 26, 2016, at 9:47 a.m. MCSO deputies along with Corbett Fire department responded to the report of a hiker who had fallen off the Angel's Rest trail about a ?1/2 mile up from the Angel's Rest Trailhead. The hiker, an adult male, had fallen approximately forty feet down off the side of the trail near a small waterfall. The person he was hiking with called 911 and described where they were at on the trail and placed a marker for emergency responders. Emergency responders arrived and made their way down to the patient who had suffered life-threatening injuries in the fall. Rescue crews attempted life-saving efforts at the scene but the hiker succumbed to his injuries.

MCSO Detectives and the Medical Examiner have been notified and are responding to conduct the death investigation. The body will be turned over to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office.

We are not releasing any additional information at this time pending family notifications.
Joint Speed Enforcement post mission reporting to promote traffic safety and awareness Hwy 30 results, from town of Linnton to Watson Rd (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/27/16 2:39 PM
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Law enforcement officers from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Portland Police Bureau and Gresham Police Department partnered on this speed enforcement mission during the Hood to Coast relay. Officers and deputies made more than 96 traffic stops during the six hour mission on Hwy 30, lasting from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. on Friday August 26, 2016. This is down last year when deputies and officers made more than 100 traffic stops in a four hour period. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies reported that vehicle speeds were significantly slower this year and believed that was attributed to the increased law enforcement presence.

During the mission 71 Citations and 19 warnings were issued. The majority of citations issued were for speeding and seatbelt violations. The majority of citations issued were for speeding and seatbelt violations. One driver was cited twice about 1 mile apart for not wearing his seatbelt. According to the Oregon Department of Transportation website statewide crash fatality and injury rates have dropped 62% and 32% respectively since passage of the adult belt law in 1990. The law, combined with active enforcement, has resulted in a 2015 Oregon belt use rate of 96% for all occupants, placing Oregon among the top belt-use states in the U.S. This compares to a 2014 nationwide average rate of 87% among all states.

At the conclusion of the mission the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and Portland Police Bureau continued to provide extra patrols for several more hours.


Attached Media Files: mission4 , mission3 , mission2 , mission1
***Updated with Damage Pictures***Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to a 2nd Alarm Apartment Fire. (5011 SW Beaverton Hillsdale HWY) (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/27/16 1:28 PM
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8/27/2016 6:43 AM-This morning Portland Firefighters responded to an apartment fire at 5011 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway. Arriving fire crews found fire burning in the rear portion of an apartment. The fire was also burning in an attic shared by two other units. Firefighters from several companies worked in concert to accomplish the most immediate tasks on this incident. Those tasks were:

1. Searching to ensure no one was trapped inside the burning building
2. Extinguishing the fire
3. Venting the burning fire gases by cutting a hole in the apartments roof

Fire commanders called for a second alarm due to deteriorating fire conditions.

All occupants were located outside the apartment and there were no injuries associated with this fire. The ventilation hole was completed allowing the hot gases to escape and firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze. Three of the four units in this building are currently untenable due to fire damage and eight residents (7 adults and one teen) have been displaced. The Red Cross will be assisting residents with shelter and any other immediate needs.

This fire was caused by a cigarette discarded improperly on an apartments deck. PF&R reminds residents to properly dispose of smoking material in a non-flammable ashtray after ensuring that materials are thoroughly extinguished.


Attached Media Files: Exterior Damage 2 , Exterior Damage , Building from BHH
Red Cross Responds To Home Fire In Hood River
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/27/16 12:08 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to residential fire disaster today, Saturday, August 27th, at approximately 10:00 a.m. in the 800 block of 9th Street in Hood River, OR. The fire affected one adult 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.
Red Cross Responds To Multi Family Fire In SW Portland
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/27/16 12:01 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a multi family home fire disaster today, Saturday, August 27th, at approximately 8:15 a.m.  in the 5000 block of SW Beaverton Hillsdale  Highway in Portland, OR. The fire affected seven adults and two children. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, 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.
A busy Saturday afternoon for Clackamas Fire (Photo)
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 08/27/16 11:59 AM
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Around 4:00 on Saturday afternoon Firefighters responded to a two alarm fire at 4800 SE Boardman Ave. in Milwaukie. Upon arrival crews found a 4-plex apartment with fire coming out of the front of all 4 units and extending 10 feet above the gutter line. They quickly hit the fire from the outside to slow down the fire while other crews went to extinguish the rear of the structure. As soon as firefighters got a quick knock down on the fire they advanced into the structure to extinguish the fire and searched for victims. Truck companies went to the roof to ventilate the building allowing the hot gases and smoke to clear and help the crews advancing hose lines into the structure. The fire was quickly under control and no victims were found inside. One firefighter was donning his personal protective equipment preparing to enter the structure when fire conditions rapidly changed outside of the structure. He sustained a small burn to his hand due to the hot changing conditions. Crews remained on scenes hours after the fire was under control to extinguish hot spots and the fire is currently under investigation by the Fire Prevention Division.

Weather conditions in the 90's made this a very taxing fire on the firefighters. AMR was on scene and assisted the firefighters by going to the store early in the fire, before rehab units could arrive, and buying water and electrolyte drinks for the firefighters. Clackamas County Sheriffs Office was also on scene to help with traffic and crowd control. A Tri Met bus was requested by command to respond to the scene so residents of the effected apartments could get out of the heat. Gladstone Fire and Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue also assisted Clackamas Fire along with the Red Cross.

At 7:23 pm firefighters responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash at Linwood and Monroe in Milwaukie. Initial reports was a vehicle had rolled and the driver was trapped and upon arrival the vehicle was on its wheels and the driver was trapped. E1 along with Heavy Rescue 5 and Truck 2 responded to the scene. The newer model Tahoe ended up in a homeowners from yard wedged between a tree and a car. It has heavily damaged and firefighters had to use hydraulic tools along with reciprocating saws to extricate the patient. He was conscious and talking to the firefighters that were inside the vehicle caring for him. It took approximately 20 minutes to extricate the patient and AMR transported to the hospital.

Approximately 150 yards down the road a very large tree branch had broken off into the road and possibly struck the Tahoe as it drove North bound causing the roof and windshield to collapse onto the driver. Milwaukie Police was on scene investigating the crash.


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MCFD1 Announces Firefighter Promotion (Photo)
Marion Co. Fire Dist. #1 - 08/27/16 11:17 AM
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MCFD1 Announces Firefighter Promotion

This morning at 0700 at our Middle Grove Station, Marion County Fire District No. 1 Fire Chief, Terry Riley, presented Paramedic Ashley Yukich with her new badge and helmet, promoting her to Firefighter/Paramedic on C-Shift.

Firefighter Yukich was originally a volunteer firefighter starting in 2012. Later, in 2013, she was hired by MCFD1 as a Single-Role Paramedic. In this role she provided advanced life support care on one of the district's ambulances. In the meantime, Firefighter Yukich participated in our Firefighter Entrance Exam testing process and was placed on our eligibility list for future vacancies. This morning, three years after being hired, Firefighter Yukich was able to finally realize her firefighter aspirations!

Not surprisingly, success is no stranger around Firefighter Yukich. She is a graduate of both the Chemeketa Fire Science and Paramedic programs, earning Associates Degrees in both programs. She has also served 6 1/2 years in the 68 Whiskey Division as a Medic in the Oregon Army National Guard. In addition to her firefighter duties, Ashley also serves the district as an EMS Durable Supply Coordinator, managing and maintaining many of the district's medical supply components.

Chief Wineman, Firefighter Yukich's Battalion Chief, stated "We are extremely fortunate to have such a high caliber employee here at MCFD1. We are very proud of her accomplishments!".

Congratulations, Firefighter Yukich!


Attached Media Files: Firefighter Yukich's helmet , Firefighter Yukich pictures with Chiefs Riley and McMann , Firefighter Yukich pictures with her shift crew , Fire Chief Riley presents firefighter helmet , Firefighter Yukich receives Badge Pinning
LOCATED-Missing Endangered Elderly Female out of Sisters (Photo)
Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/27/16 10:56 AM
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Released by: Sgt. William Bailey

Occurred: 08/26/2016 at 2300 hours

Location: 100 Block of North Rope St., Sisters, Oregon

Missing Person : Lena R. Shieler 84 year old female
Sisters, Oregon



UPDATED INFORMATION

On August 27, 2016 at about 10:00 AM Ms. Shieler was located on Hwy 26 in the area of Government Camp by Oregon State Police, after reports of the subject vehicle driving erratically were made by motorists. Ms. Shieler was found to be in good health, but was transported to Mt. Hood Medical Center, in Gresham, Oregon, for an evaluation.



NARRATIVE:

Between the hours of 2300 on August 26, 2016 and 0212 hours on August 27, 2016, Lena R. Shieler left her adult foster care facility in Sisters, Oregon. Shieler took one of her caregiver's vehicles from the driveway and left for an unknown destination.

The vehicle is described as a red Subaru Legacy four-door with Oregon license plate CL15039. Attached is a photo of a vehicle similar to the vehicle taken by Shieler, not the actual vehicle. A recent photo if Shieler is also attached.

Shieler is described as 5'00' and 180 pounds. Shieler is believed be wearing a turquoise shirt, turquoise floral pants, grey sweatshirt and brown shoes. Shieler also wears eyeglasses.

Shieler has significant medical issues including dementia and requires regular medical monitoring.

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating Shieler. If anyone has seen Shieler or the vehicle she is driving, they are asked to immediately call non-emergency police dispatch at 541-693-6911 or 911 and report the sighting.


Attached Media Files: Lena Shieler photo , similar vehicle
***Update - Names and Photos Released*** Man Loses Life In Interstate 5 Crash Near Hugo - Josephine County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/27/16 9:36 AM
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The driver of the Ford was Robert W CHAVERS, age 86, of Grants Pass. The driver of the Toyota was identified as Yessica MACLOVIO RODRIGUEZ, age 23, of Ferndale, Washington. The driver of the commercial vehicle was Neil K PERKINS, age 55, of Roseburg.

No further information to be released at this time.
End Release


Previous Release:
On August 26, 2016 at about 10:30AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a multiple vehicle crash on Interstate 5 near milepost 66 (near Hugo).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2001 Toyota Camry was traveling southbound on Interstate 5 in the fast lane when it drifted into the slow lane where it struck a 2002 Ford Explorer. The Ford lost control, struck a guardrail on the outside shoulder, and flipped over it. The Ford rolled down an approximate 60 foot embankment before striking a tree. The male driver was pronounced deceased on scene.

After the collision, the Toyota was struck by a southbound 2007 International truck pulling double trailers. No occupants of the Toyota or International truck were injured.

Fatigued driving is being investigated as a contributing factor in the crash. Names are being withheld pending notification of families. The slow lane of Interstate 5 was closed for several hours while the investigation was being conducted. OSP was assisted by Oregon Department of Transportation and Rural Fire Metro.

More information will be released as it becomes available.


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OSP Continuing Fatal Crash Investigation On Highway 99E - Linn County
Oregon State Police - 08/27/16 9:23 AM
On August 27, 2016 at abut 3:30AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Highway 99E near MP 17 (just north of Halsey).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder was traveling northbound on Highway 99E when it drifted off the roadway and rolled. The driver was ejected and pronounced deceased on scene.

It is unknown when the crash occurred as the vehicle came to rest in a field and was not easily visible to passing traffic. A passing motorcyclist spotted debris in the roadway and stopped to investigate, locating the crash.

The operator was not wearing a safety belt and the investigation is ongoing including contributing factors. The driver's name is being withheld pending next of kin notification. OSP was assisted by the Linn County Sheriff's Office, Tangent Fire and the Oregon Department of Transportation.
Fri. 08/26/16
FInal Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue activated for two lost hikers at top of Angel's Rest (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/26/16 10:29 PM
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Final Update: The two hikers rescued at Angel's Rest are identified as Lyndale Galino, Age 19 and Deaven Thielen, Age 20, of Portland, Oregon. Asked what happened the hikers said they travelled up the trail and then tried to continue up the rock slide area. They became worried they would slide down and off the embankment they were on and stopped. They called a family member who told them to call 911. After calling 911 they waited as they were contacted by an MCSO deputy and did as instructed staying in place so search and rescue personnel could locate and bring them down safely from the slide area they were in.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office would like to remind anyone contemplating a hike or outing on trails within the Columbia Gorge and other scenic areas to research their route prior to setting out. Stay on the trails and be prepared before you embark on a hike. Ensure you are carrying the proper equipment when setting out including a map, compass, flashlight, extra food and water, extra clothing, fire starter, knife, first aid kit and signaling device. A GPS and a cell phone with extra battery. Let someone know your plan and when you expect to return so someone knows if you are overdue. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable visit or hike in the Columbia Gorge scenic areas.

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Update: Lost hikers were located by MCSO Trail Hornets shortly after 3:00 p.m. and Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue used rope system to bring both hikers down safely just before 6:00 p.m. from scree spill they were stranded on after leaving trail. Both in good condition, being escorted to Command Post now.

Updates will be provided when more information is available.

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This morning, Friday August 26, 2016, just before noon, MCSO Deputies received a report of two lost hikers somewhere near the top of Angel's Rest. The deputy was able to make contact by cellphone with the hikers, who are not from the local area. The hikers said they came up the Angel's Rest trail for about an hour before they got off the trail and became lost. The hikers described their location as a rocky area and rocks were sliding out as they were trying to get out from where they were. The deputy instructed them to stay where they are and rescue personnel would be working to locate them. Both hikers do have food and water and neither are injured.

An MCSO Search and Rescue (SAR) Coordinator and MCSO SAR team are being dispatched to begin search efforts for the two hikers.

Updates will be provided when more information is available.


Attached Media Files: RopeRescue3 , RopeRescue2 , RopeRescue1
Red Cross Responds to Large Milwaukie Residential Fire Affecting Ten Adults And Four Children
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/26/16 9:55 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster today, Friday, August 26, at approximately 6 p.m., in the 4800 block of SE Boardman in Milwaukie, OR. The fire affected ten adults, four children and pets. 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.
Red Cross Responds To Home Fire In McMinnville
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/26/16 8:10 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster today, Friday, August 26, at approximately 5 p.m., in the 1800 block of SW Alexandria in McMinnville OR. The fire affected two 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.
Vancouver Police investigate fatality collision (Update: ID of victim)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 08/26/16 7:47 PM
Update

The victim has been positively identified as Fabian G. Rosales, DOB 02/19/79.

No further information is available at this time. The investigation is ongoing.




Vancouver, Wash. --On August 26, 2016 at approximately 4:00 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to a collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. The driver reported that he was driving westbound in the 105000 block of westbound Mill Plain Blvd. when he hit something in the roadway. He stopped and discovered a man in this 20's to 30's lying in the road. The male was deceased when emergency personnel arrived. The driver remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation. Speed or impairment are not factors in the collision.

Preliminary indications from the investigation are that the victim was lying in the roadway when he was struck by the vehicle. Westbound Mill Plain was closed during the investigation and it anticipated to re-open at approximately 10:00 a.m. this morning.

The Vancouver Police Traffic Unit is investigating and the name of the driver and the victim are not being released at this time.


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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.
Shooting Investigation Underway at Glenhaven Park - Teenager Injured
Portland Police Bureau - 08/26/16 5:52 PM
On Friday August 26, 2016, at 4:11 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at Glenhaven Park, located at 7900 Northeast Siskiyou Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the 13-year-old male victim suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

Officers spoke with several witnesses who were in the park and none reported hearing gunshots. At this point in the investigation, it is not clear where the shooting occurred or how the teenager was injured.

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

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Quick Stop on Field Fire Saved Structures, Livestock (Photo)
Dallas Fire & EMS - 08/26/16 5:50 PM
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Dallas Fire & EMS responded to a high risk grass fire earlier today near the 2100 block of SW Fairview Ave. 16 firefighters from SW Polk, Falls City and Oregon Department of Forestry assisted with the fire and had it under control within 20 minutes of arrival. The fire burned approximately 1 ?1/2 acres and threatened several structures and livestock in the area. The cause of the fire was due to the property owner welding on a metal fence post. Dallas Fire & EMS wants to remind people to be conscientious about their outdoor activities and use extreme caution when working outside in these hot, dry conditions.
As part of normal operating procedures with these types of incidents, a medic unit is normally dispatched as part of the assignment; however no medic units were available to respond. No civilian or firefighter injuries were reported.


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Final Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue searching for lost hiker (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/26/16 5:21 PM
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Final Update: Devin Paez arrived back at the Command Post at 3:45 p.m. After being checked by medical, he had some scratches on his arms and legs, but otherwise was in good condition although he was dehydrated. Devin refused further medical and was escorted to the Command Post to be debriefed.

When asked about his experience Devin said he got lost on the trail when he went ahead of the group and took a wrong turn. He continued following what he thought was a trail but stumbled off and down a steep embankment later that evening. He tried to get back up the embankment but realized it was getting dark and he was sliding down so he stayed where he was at until sunrise. In the morning he was able to make his way back up the embankment but was off the trail and had to work his way through the forest off trail. He searched until he found a creek with some water and was able to get a drink from the creek. He worked his way down following the riverbed until he came across a trail. He then followed the trails blindly around trying to work his way down the trails and out. Eventually he was seen by a hiker on the Oneonta Trail who told him people were searching for him. A team met him as he came down the trail and escorted him to the Oneonta Trailhead to a vehicle and transported him to the Command Post.

Devin was extremely thankful to be off the trail and reunited with his friends. He was grateful to searchers who volunteered their time to help locate him. Devin said he made a mistake leaving the group and going ahead while leaving his backpack with his food and water behind. After taking the wrong turn and the tumble off the trail he realized he had no supplies other than his phone and it was going dead. He used his battery watch light to provide a little light during the night as he waited for sunrise when he set out.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office would like to remind anyone contemplating a hike or outing on trails within the Columbia Gorge and other scenic areas to research their route prior to setting out. Stay on the trails and be prepared before you embark on a hike. Ensure you are carrying the proper equipment when setting out including a map, compass, flashlight, extra food and water, extra clothing, fire starter, knife, first aid kit and signaling device. A GPS and a cell phone with extra battery. Let someone know your plan and when you expect to return so someone knows if you are overdue. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable visit or hike in the Columbia Gorge scenic areas.





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Update3: Devin Paez was located about 3:15 p.m. He was located on the Oneonta Trail, below Triple Falls by a hiker who recognized him from his photos on media coverage of the search. He is now being transported back to the Command Post to be reunited with his friends, medically evaluated and debriefed from his experience.

More information when it is available.

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Update2: The group of hikers started from Wahkeena Falls yesterday at approximately 11:30 a.m. and reached Sherrard Point around 5:30 p.m.

A picture of Devin Paez taken yesterday before he headed back down the trail ahead of his hiking group at Sherrard Point has been provided and is attached to this release.

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Update1: Search and Rescue crews from Portland Mountain Rescue, Pacific Northwest, Washington County and additional teams from Multnomah County Search and Rescue are responding to assist with search efforts. Mountain Wave Communications is on scene and providing radio communications for search efforts as they continue this morning.

Further updates as information becomes available.


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Corrected date>Thursday August 25, 2016< just before 9:30 p.m. MCSO deputies were dispatched to Wahkeena Falls to take a report on a lost hiker that didn't show up at the Trailhead after splitting from the group at Sherrard Point earlier in the evening. The three hikers said they were at Sherrard Point and their friend, identified as Devin Paez, Age 26, of Austin, Texas, decided to head back down the trail ahead of the group from Sherrard Point and left, leaving his gear behind. One of the hikers, ran down the trail to catch up with him, but didn't locate him before they reached the Wahkeena Falls Trailhead. After waiting at the trailhead they became concerned when he failed to show up and called 911.

MCSO Deputies and an MCSO SAR Coordinator checked roads in the area in case he came out at a different trailhead. MCSO Search and Rescue was activated to respond after the Trailhead checks were completed. Command post was established at Larch Mountain Trailhead and MCSO Search and Rescue crews were deployed into the field at approximately 1:30 a.m. to begin search efforts.

Overnight search and rescue crews have covered approximately 20 miles of trails during the first phase of search efforts. Additional search and rescue crews are in the process of being called in to assist with search efforts. The Command Post has moved down Larch Mountain road to Milepost 10 and will be the staging point for incoming crews as they arrive.

Media staging is located near the command post at Milepost 10 on Larch Mountain Rd.

Photo is attached of the missing hiker.

Further updates will be provided as information becomes available.


Attached Media Files: Devin Paez , Paez at Sherrard Point
Judge grants temporary restraining order prohibiting strike activity the first day of school
Evergreen Sch. Dist. - 08/26/16 5:04 PM
Clark County Superior Court Judge Suzan Clark granted Evergreen Public Schools a temporary restraining order that would prohibit employees represented by the Evergreen Education Association (EEA) from striking on August 31. The District sought the order because it is well established under Washington state law that public employees, including teachers, have no right to strike.

With this order in place, the District plans to open school as scheduled on Wednesday, August 31 for its nearly 27,000 students, unless it notifies families through its normal emergency closure channels (Flash Alert, radio, television and electronic communications) of any change.

EEA leaders notified the District that it would be meeting on the evening of August 30 with their members, and absent an agreement, their members would vote on a work stoppage that would begin the morning of Wednesday, August 31.

In granting the restraining order, Judge Clark noted the harm a lack of notice would cause parents and students with a strike notification of less than 12 hours before school is scheduled to open.

If current Evergreen Public Schools employees, currently represented by EEA, fail to report for work on Wednesday, August 31, they will be in violation of the restraining order. The District and EEA are scheduled to be back in court later that day.

Negotiations are already scheduled to continue through Tuesday. District leaders continue to reiterate they are committed to continuing to work hard to achieve a settlement and value and respect the certificated employees and the collective bargaining process, but notes strike activity is highly disruptive to the community and particularly to the most vulnerable students.
CORRECTION: Selection of new State Forester focus of public forum, Board of Forestry meeting Sept. 6 and 7 in Salem
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/26/16 4:59 PM
The public will have an opportunity to meet with finalists for the Oregon State Forester position at a Tuesday, Sept. 6 forum in Salem. Then on Wednesday, Sept. 7, the Board of Forestry will meet in executive session to hold second interviews for the candidates seeking to lead the Department of Forestry. The board conducted initial interviews Aug. 24.

Finalists for the position include: Mike Cafferata, currently serving as ODF's Forest Grove District Forester, and Peter Daugherty, currently serving as ODF's Private Forests Division Chief. For background on the two candidates and more information on the selection process visit: www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/stateforester.aspx on the Board of Forestry website.

At the Sept. 6 facilitated forum, the State Forester candidates will respond to questions offered by the public. A feedback mechanism will collect input and observations that will be shared with the Board of Forestry the following day.

The Sept. 7 executive session will run 8:30 -- 10:30 a.m. At the session's conclusion, the regular public board meeting will convene and the board chair will announce the new State Forester, to replace Doug Decker who announced his plans last May to retire in October at the end of the fire season.

Other highlight items on the Sept. 7 agenda include:

FOREST PRACTICES RIPARIAN RULE - The board will consider draft language for administrative rules aimed at enhancing protection of small and medium-sized streams in western Oregon where salmon, steelhead or bull are present.

STATE FORESTS BUSINESS PROCESSES EVALUATION - The board will be informed of the priority projects that ODF's State Forests Division is undertaking to increase efficiencies in its business practices. The projects address marketing, recreation, education and interpretation, intra-agency coordination and workforce planning, as well as other areas.

SECRETARY OF STATE AUDIT REPORT -- Auditors from the Secretary of State's Audits Division will present an overview of their recent report examining actions needed to address strain on ODF workforce and programs from wildfire.

FIRE SEASON UPDATE - ODF's Fire Protection Division staff will provide an update on wildfire activity this summer, as well as the current weather outlook and firefighting resource readiness. 2016 has been moderate so far compared to the severe 2013-15 seasons.

OFRI'S VIDEO, "FOREST TO FRAME" -- The Oregon Forest Resources Institute will show a video highlighting the environmental benefits of wood construction and use of wood products sourced from sustainably managed forests.

FOREST TRUST LAND ADVISORY COMMITTEE TESTIMONY - The Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee will address the board on topics related to the State Forests.

A public comment period is scheduled for 11:16 a.m. The meeting will adjourn at approximately 4:20 p.m., and the board will again meet in executive session, this time to consult with legal counsel on topics related to pending litigation. The session will be closed to the public, in accordance with the Oregon Revised Statutes.

The Sept. 6 public forum will be held 1:30 -- 3:30 p.m. in the Tillamook Room, Bldg. C, at Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters, 2600 State St., in Salem.

The Sept. 7 Board of Forestry meeting will be held in the Tillamook Room, Administration Building C, also at ODF headquarters. 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
Ridgefield Educator Works to Connect the Generations (Photo)
Ridgefield Sch. Dist. - 08/26/16 4:44 PM
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Thursday, August 25, 2016 -- Ridgefield, WA - Ridgefield School District has a reputation for creating unique learning opportunities for students. Ellen Ferrin, a first grade teacher at Union Ridge provided her students the opportunity to partner with residents of the Mirabella Retirement Community in Portland, Oregon throughout last school year. Students in Ferrin's were matched up with Mirabella residents as pen-pals. Over the course of the year, the students and seniors exchanged correspondence, developing a relationship.

This is not the first time Ferrin has reached out to senior citizens to establish connections for students. In fact, the veteran teacher, who spent many years teaching in the Issaquah School District, has reached out to senior citizens and students from other schools across the country many times to develop pen pals.

"I believe that authentic writing and reading are important for students' development as scholars and community members. And the kids really enjoy reading the letters they receive in return," said Ferrin.

Late in the school year, Ferrin arranged to have Mirabella residents travel to Ridgefield to visit her students at school. Ferrin timed the visit to coincide with the release of autobiographies written by the students. Over the course of three months, the students compiled a 13 page book, entirely written and illustrated by the first graders.

The visit started with the students reading their autobiographies to their Mirabella pals, many of whom were former educators. The pals were thoroughly impressed with the students' writing, drawing and reading skills, and during a tour of the school that followed, they were equally impressed with all that Union Ridge Elementary had to offer to the Ridgefield community.

Back in the classroom, pals and students exchanged gifts. Over the course of letter-writing, Mirabella pals really got to know their first-graders and surprised each of them with a copy of their favorite book.

Later, Ferrin received numerous emails from the Mirabella pals--each one with a sincere thank-you and comments about how wonderful the pen pal experience had been.
Marge Carothers, a Mirabella resident, shared the sentiments that summed up how all the Mirabella pals felt toward their buddies. "I can't begin to tell you what an absolutely delightful time we had with Mrs. Ferrin's students. Ellen is an amazing teacher and the students were so thoughtful and darling--I am so in love with dear little Addie. Talk about thoughtful!!! Addie took my hand so I didn't have to use my cane."
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Barn Destroyed by Fire (Photo)
Hillsboro Fire and Rescue - 08/26/16 3:42 PM
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(Hillsboro Oregon) - A late morning fire destroyed a barn today in Hillsboro near the intersection of West Union and Helvetia Road. At about 11:20 am Firefighters from the Hillsboro Fire Department and Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue were dispatched to a barn fire at 23200 NW West Union Rd. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy pressurized black smoke coming from inside the barn, flames showing from the front, and someone inside the barn attempting to extinguish the fire and remove items. Once the barn was evacuated, fire crews attacked the flames.

Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue and Banks Fire Department provided additional staffing and water tenders. The area was not served by a municipal water supply which required firefighters to set up a water shuttle system. In all, four fire engines, one ladder truck, three water tenders and support staff responded to the incident. More than 25 firefighters brought the blaze under control in about an hour.

The barn is considered a total loss along with assorted equipment and tools that were stored inside. No firefighter injuries were reported. A neighbor was transported by Metro West Ambulance due to smoke inhalation.

Initially the incident location was thought to be in Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue's jurisdiction. After the actual incident location was determined to be 23320 NW West Union Rd., in the jurisdiction of Hillsboro and Rescue, control of the site was turned over to the Hillsboro Fire Department. Investigators from Hillsboro Fire and Tualatin Fire & Rescue are working to determine the cause and origin of the fire.

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Can you please help us identify a pedestrian that was struck by a car? (Photo)
Beaverton Police Dept. - 08/26/16 3:28 PM
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The victim has been positively identified. A family member saw the post on our Facebook page and recognized the hat. We are not releasing him name at this time to allow the family to make complete notifications. He is in critical condition at a local area hospital.

Thank you for your help getting this information out to the community.

At approximately 7:33 a.m. this morning Beaverton Officers were dispatched to an automobile vs pedestrian crash. This crash occurred in the area of NW Fieldstone Dr. and NW Fall Ave.
We need the public's help in identifying the victim. The pedestrian was not carrying any identification and was taken to a local hospital.

The pedestrian is a male between the ages of 60 to 70, grey hair, pale skin, approximately 5'9" and 140 to 150 pounds. He was wearing tan shorts, grey T- shirt and the red ball cap that has Seaside Oregon on it (pictured below).

We believe he lives in the area and might have been out for a morning walk. If you have any information that will help in his identification, you are asked to call the Beaverton Police at (503) 629-0111.


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Selection of new State Forester focus of public forum, Board of Forestry meeting Sept. 6 and 7 in Salem
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/26/16 3:04 PM
The public will have an opportunity to meet with finalists for the Oregon State Forester position at a Tuesday, Sept. 6 forum in Salem. Then on Wednesday, Sept. 7, the Board of Forestry will meet in executive session to hold second interviews for the candidates seeking to lead the Department of Forestry. The board conducted initial interviews Aug. 24.

Finalists for the position include: Mike Cafferata, currently serving as ODF's Forest Grove District Forester, and Peter Daugherty, currently serving as ODF's Private Forests Division Chief. For background on the two candidates and more information on the selection process go to: www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/stateforester.aspx

At the Sept. 6 facilitated forum, the State Forester candidates will respond to questions offered by the public. A feedback mechanism will collect input and observations that will be shared with the Board of Forestry the following day.

The Sept. 7 executive session will run 8:30 -- 10:30 a.m. At the session's conclusion, the regular public board meeting will convene and the board chair will announce the new State Forester, to replace Doug Decker who announced his plans last May to retire in October at the end of the fire season.

Other highlight items on the Sept. 7 agenda include:

FOREST PRACTICES RIPARIAN RULE - The board will consider draft language for administrative rules aimed at enhancing protection of small and medium-sized streams in western Oregon where salmon, steelhead or bull are present.

STATE FORESTS BUSINESS PROCESSES EVALUATION - The board will be informed of the priority projects that ODF's State Forests Division is undertaking to increase efficiencies in its business practices. The projects address marketing, recreation, education and interpretation, intra-agency coordination and workforce planning, as well as other areas.

SECRETARY OF STATE AUDIT REPORT -- Auditors from the Secretary of State's Audits Division will present an overview of their recent report examining actions needed to address strain on ODF workforce and programs from wildfire.

FIRE SEASON UPDATE - ODF's Fire Protection Division staff will provide an update on wildfire activity this summer, as well as the current weather outlook and firefighting resource readiness. 2016 has been moderate so far compared to the severe 2013-15 seasons.

OFRI'S VIDEO, "FOREST TO FRAME" -- The Oregon Forest Resources Institute will show a video highlighting the environmental benefits of wood construction and use of wood products sourced from sustainably managed forests.

FOREST TRUST LAND ADVISORY COMMITTEE TESTIMONY - The Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee will address the board on topics related to the State Forests.

A public comment period is scheduled for 11:16 a.m. The meeting will adjourn at approximately 4:20 p.m., and the board will again meet in executive session, this time to consult with legal counsel on topics related to pending litigation. The session will be closed to the public, in accordance with the Oregon Revised Statutes.

The Sept. 6 public forum will be held 1:30 -- 1:30 p.m. in the Tillamook Room, Bldg. C, at Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters, 2600 State St., in Salem.

The Sept. 7 Board of Forestry meeting will be held in the Tillamook Room, Administration Building C, also at ODF headquarters. 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
The City of Salem to Lift Burn Ban at 8 a.m. Saturday, August 27
City of Salem - 08/26/16 2:30 PM
Due to the return of cooler weather, the City of Salem will lift the total burn ban that was imposed Thursday, August 18, 2016.

Agricultural, recreational and ceremonial fires will be allowed beginning 8 a.m. Saturday, August 27.

The Fire Department continues to encourage residents to use extreme caution when open burning as there continues to be extremely dry conditions throughout the city. For questions regarding open burning regulations within the City of Salem, please go to http://bit.ly/salemopenburning.
Shoplifter Arrested for Stealing Wine, Assaulting Officer (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/26/16 2:28 PM
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On Friday August 26,2016, at 7:10 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Plaid Pantry store, located at 4504 Southeast 122nd Avenue, on the report that a suspect stole two bottles of wine then stood in front of the store consuming the illegally acquired fermented grapes.

Officers arrived in the area and made contact with the suspect, 22-year-old Drew Christopher Stokes. As officers were taking him into custody, Stokes punched an officer and ran away.

Several officers responded to the area and, with the help of alert community members, located Stokes nearby and took him into custody.

The officer did not suffer any serious injuries as a result of the assault.

Stokes was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Escape in the Second Degree, Resist Arrest, and Theft in the Third Degree. He will be arraigned on Monday.

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Prolific Graffiti Suspect Arrested
Salem Police Dept. - 08/26/16 1:44 PM
Salem Police have arrested a suspect in connection with damaging property at 232 locations throughout Salem, with combined losses estimated to be over $13,000.00. The police department's Graffiti Abatement Team began tracking the suspect's activities early last year. Last month the team developed information which led to the suspect being identified.

"Graffiti affects the entire community. It not only costs property owners time and money to fix the damage, it also tends to make people feel unsafe." said Sergeant Jim Welsh of the Salem Police Department Crime Prevention Unit. "The Police Department takes these types of crimes that affect livability very seriously." he added.

The suspect has been identified as 19-year old Gilbert Michael Ramirez of Salem. He was charged with multiple counts of Criminal Mischief in the First and Second Degree. He is scheduled to appear in Marion County Circuit Court early next month. The Salem Police Department recognizes that suspects who partake in graffiti activities often do so for recognition and notoriety. As a result, the Salem Police Department does not release photos nor direct content of graffiti.

The Salem Police Department encourages the public to help keep Salem free of graffiti by reporting and removing it immediately. Graffiti incidents can be reported to the police department's graffiti hotline at (503)371-4264
Child Rescued from Sandy River by AMR River Rescue
AMR Portland - 08/26/16 1:03 PM
Thursday, August 25th, about 6:15 pm, AMR River Rescue Technician Dan Johnson was on duty at Glenn Otto Park in Troutdale, Oregon along with two other technicians. He was focused on a group of about 40 children playing in the water as well as advising a group of people floating down river on inner tubes to avoid the "Chute"- an area of dangerous, swift water. While scanning the river, Johnson saw a small hand above the surface. He quickly deployed by paddle board, reached the area where the child was seen, dove from the paddle board and successfully pulled him up and out of the river. Estimated time the child, a boy, was under water was less than 10 seconds.

When Johnson surfaced with the boy (approximately 6 years old), he was alert, appropriately scared, and coughing. AMR Paramedics were called to the scene, and after a complete assessment, the boy's mother refused medical transport.

Justine Kilsby, AMR River Rescue Program Coordinator, and Mitch Dickey, Lead River Rescue Technician will be available today for interviews at Glenn Otto Park in Troutdale.

Justine Kilsby, AMR River Rescue Program Coordinator
503-575-0223
Secretary of Defense awards Oregon employer for supporting Guard and Reserve (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 08/26/16 1:01 PM
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Secretary of Defense Ash Carter presented the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office with the 2016 Employer Support Freedom Award at the Pentagon, August 26.

Fifteen employers from across the nation received the prestigious award, the nation's highest honor given to employers for exceptional support of Guard and Reserve employees.

"The extraordinary support these employers provide contributes greatly to the readiness and resilience of our Guardsmen and Reservists," said Defense Secretary Ash Carter. "Their support allows those troops to serve our nation at home and abroad knowing their civilian careers are secure, and is vitally important to the success of our national security strategy."

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office was nominated for the Freedom Award by Oregon Army National Guard 1st Sgt. John Zagyva, who serves as a part-time Citizen-Soldier with B Troop, 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry Regiment, out of Redmond, Oregon.

Highlights of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's support of Guardsmen and Reservists include: Leadership spearheaded a change in the Oregon Constitution that prohibited differential pay for Reserve/Guard members, alleviating the pay difference between military duty and their civilian jobs. The organization created the Military Employee Support Program, partnering with local organizations raising money for deployed service members. Organized a "Deployed Vet Drive" which collected a half ton of needed items for deployed service members. Sheriff Roberts has used his business connections to help find employment for unemployed Guardsmen and Reservists. The organization monitors the families of deployed troops and assists them with yard work and home repairs. Sheriff Roberts personally delivered Christmas presents to the families of his mobilized troops.

"We have many deputies who also serve in the military at the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, and we see first-hand the sacrifice they make to protect our freedoms," said Sheriff Craig Roberts. "I'm very proud of the efforts of our Military Employee Support Program which helps deployed soldiers and their families in various ways. Whether it's mowing a lawn, sending a care package, or helping buy Christmas presents, our employees go above and beyond to help each other."

A complete list of the 15 Freedom Award recipients can be found at http://goo.gl/dEjfF1
For more information on the 2016 Freedom Award program, visit http://www.freedomaward.mil/
For more information on Employer Support of the Guard and Reseve (ESGR), visit http://www.esgr.mil/

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160826-D-SK590-337: Secretary of Defense Ash Carter presents the 2016 Employer Support Freedom Award to Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Aug. 26. Fifteen employers from across the nation received the prestigious award, the nation's highest honor given to employers for exceptional support of Guard and Reserve employees. (DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee)

160826-D-SK590-517: Secretary of Defense Ash Carter speaks at the 2016 Employer Support Freedom Award ceremony at the Pentagon, Aug. 26. . Fifteen employers from across the nation received the prestigious award, the nation's highest honor given to employers for exceptional support of Guard and Reserve employees. (DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee)

160826-D-SK590-577: Secretary of Defense Ash Carter poses for a photograph with the winners of the 2016 Employer Support Freedom Award at the Pentagon, Aug. 26. Fifteen employers from across the nation received the prestigious award, the nation's highest honor given to employers for exceptional support of Guard and Reserve employees. (DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee)


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At-Risk Youth to "Shop with a Cop" in Hillsboro, Connecting Youth w/ Law Enforcement & School Resources
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 08/26/16 12:53 PM
(Hillsboro, OR) August 26, 2016 - Ten Hillsboro kids are going back-to-school shopping with some of our community's finest -- cops. The Salvation Army in Hillsboro has partnered up with the Hillsboro Police Department to "Shop with a Cop" on August 31, 2016 from 9am-10:30am at the Imbrie Fred Meyer Store, located at 22075 NW Imbrie Dr., Hillsboro, OR 97124. Each team, consisting of one kid and one Cop, will receive $150 to gear up these kids with much of what they need for the school year -- school clothes and additional supplies. Metropolitan Land Group made this all possible by underwriting the cost to send them shopping.

"Right now, there is an overwhelming tension concerning police officers in the United States -- much of which has been focused on the negative. We at The Salvation Army have the benefit to be in a community that sees the good that the Police do every day for our neighbors," says Lt. Jared Arnold, Corps Officer at The Salvation Army Tualatin Valley Citadel, which serves Washington County. "By joining forces, we will not only be giving kids the tools they need to start the next school year with a greater chance of success, they will be giving them memories that will last a lifetime."

The Salvation Army hopes that through this partnership, these kids will have a positive interaction with local police that will eventually lead to loosened tension between the Police and the community in which they serve.

Thank you to Fred Meyer who is graciously hosting "Shop with a Cop," providing snacks for the day, and offering a discount at the register so that funds can stretch further -- ultimately providing more for those who have very little.


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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 127 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at www.salvationarmyportland.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844. ??Friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyPortland
Oregon Disabilities Commission to meet September 8 in Salem
Oregon Department of Human Services - 08/26/16 11:36 AM
The Oregon Disabilities Commission meets Thursday, Sept. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, Room 166, 500 Summer St. NE, Salem. The meeting is open to the public.

Agenda items include: public announcements; commission business; community liaison reports; a review of future meeting dates and topics; and a public forum.

For those who can't attend in person there is a toll-free phone 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 Jeffrey Puterbaugh at 503-947-1189 or Jeffrey.L.Puterbaugh@state.or.us. Requests should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting.
For questions about this meeting, please contact: Jeffrey Puterbaugh, 503-947-1189, Jeffrey.L.Puterbaugh@state.or.us.
Get Ready Events Encourage Residents in Oregon and Washington to Prepare for Natural Disaster
NW Natural - 08/26/16 11:31 AM
American Red Cross, NW Natural and Community Partners Team Up in September

PORTLAND, Ore. -- With earthquake and natural disaster awareness at an all-time high in the Pacific Northwest, the American Red Cross and NW Natural will host seven Get Ready preparedness events across Oregon and Southwest Washington.

September is National Preparedness Month and Get Ready events are designed to help the public to act now to prepare for natural disasters and other emergencies. Local preparedness groups and emergency advocates will share useful tips for building a kit, emergency communications, natural gas safety and much more.

"Preparedness starts at home," said Amy Shlossman, chief executive officer for the American Red Cross Cascades Region. "National Preparedness Month and the Get Ready events provide important information about the steps every family can take to prepare themselves for disasters big and small."

Get Ready is open to the general public and free lunch will be provided. The first 100 families at each event will receive a free emergency kit/tube from NW Natural. Attendees will also have the chance to enter a drawing to win an American Red Cross emergency kit.

"Our goal is for community members to get the tools they need to get ready for a disaster," said Von Summers, NW Natural community affairs manager. "Experts say the Big One is overdue in our region, so helping the community prepare is crucial more now than ever before."

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

Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016:
Get Ready Salem -- 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Oregon State Capitol Steps and Mall in Salem.
Get Ready Vancouver -- 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at CRESA Building, 710 W. 13th Street in Vancouver.
Get Ready Coos Bay -- 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Coos Bay Fire Department, 450 Elrod Ave. in Coos Bay.
Get Ready North Coast -- 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Warrenton Fire Station in Warrenton.

Saturday, Sept.17, 2016:
Get Ready Gresham -- 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at City of Gresham city hall outdoor area.
Get Ready Lincoln County -- 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St. Clair Station (formerly Taft Station) in Lincoln City.

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016:
Get Ready The Dalles -- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue, 1400 W. 8th Street in The Dalles.

About the American Red Cross (update with most recent)
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at redcross.org/or/portland.

About NW Natural
NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and provides natural gas service to about 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.
Public Notice and Request for Comment on the Aging and Disabilities Waiver (0185)
Oregon Department of Human Services - 08/26/16 11:00 AM
The Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Oregon Health Authority are seeking public comment on the submission of the following Medicaid 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services waiver: Aging and People with Disabilities Waiver Renewal (0185).

The proposed waiver is available online: http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/SENIORS-DISABILITIES/DD/DataReports/APD%20Waiver%20Renewal%20Draft%208-22-16.pdf.

The following is a summary of substantive changes proposed for the Aging and People with Disabilities Waiver:
Request to add new service - Wellness Education. Wellness Education materials assist waiver participants to obtain, process, and understand information needed to assist in the management and prevention of chronic conditions.
In collaboration with National Quality Enterprise, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and DHS, Office of Developmental Disabilities Services, the Quality Improvement System has been revised to more accurately determine quality assurance and quality improvement through performance measures, remediation and system improvements.
Increase the projected unduplicated number of participants.
Update cost estimates for the waiver period January 1, 2017- December 31, 2021.

A hard copy of the waiver can also be obtained from any Aging and People with Disabilities or Area Agency on Aging field office or at the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building located at 500 Summer St NE, Salem OR.

Comments can be sent to trevor.j.waskin@state.or.us or mailed to Aging and People with Disabilities 500 Summer St NE Salem OR 97306 and should be received no later than September 27, 2016
Officer Assaulted by 15-Year-Old Car Prowler -- Suspect Tased, Arrested for Multiple Crimes
Portland Police Bureau - 08/26/16 10:10 AM
On Thursday August 25, 2016, at 10:49 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a car prowler in the 1300 block of Southeast 135th Avenue. As officers were responding to the scene they received information that the suspect had been confronted by a homeowner who was armed with a shotgun. The suspect advanced on the homeowner then ran away but was confronted by other neighbors who ordered the suspect onto the ground.

The first officer arrived and was awaiting cover when the suspect charged at the officer, intentionally shoved the open police car door into the officer's face, which caused facial injuries. The suspect proceeded to walk away as the injured officer followed the suspect at a safe distance, requesting immediate cover.

The suspect turned around and advanced towards the officer again which resulted in the officer deploying a Taser multiple times to keep the suspect from attacking. Several cover officers arrived and were able to take the suspect into custody.

Medical personnel responded to treat both the officer and the 15-year-old male suspect, who exhibited signs of being under the influence of intoxicants. The injured officer was transported to a Portland hospital by another officer where the officer was treated and released.

The suspect was lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home on charges of Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Resist Arrest, Menacing, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, and Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle.

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Firefighters battling fire, heat in Lane County
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/26/16 10:07 AM
The Oregon Department of Forestry has its hands full this morning with a fire that started in the late afternoon yesterday 10 miles west of Junction City. The High Pass 12.5 Fire has burned roughly 200 acres in remote timberland of Lane County. The fire is expected to grow considerably today given the conditions and terrain. Fire officials estimate that the fire is 10 percent contained. No structures are threatened.

Continued hot and windy conditions combined with tinder dry forest fuels have prompted ODF's Western Lane District to call for one of the agencies incident management teams. ODF's Type 1 IMT 2 (Chris Cline incident commander), comprised of 33 overhead personnel and support staff from across Oregon, will receive a briefing about the fire later today.

Currently, more than 200 firefighters are assigned to the fire that is burning in timber and young plantations in steep rugged terrain primarily on Bureau of Land Management and private industrial timberlands. The firefighters are being supported with two medium and two large helicopters, several fire engines and two retardant-dropping air tankers. The district is also receiving support from BLM, the U.S. Forest Service and several private landowners and forest workers.

Fire officials are hopeful that the recent heat wave will come to an end soon. Four ODF districts west of the Cascades imposed Industrial Fire Precaution Level 4 today that calls for a general shutdown of all forest operations due to extreme fire danger. Many workers unable to work due to the shutdown will be able to assist the district with the fire.
Sweet Home Man Arrested for Child Abuse (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 08/26/16 9:37 AM
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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports his deputies have arrested a Sweet Home man for injuring his infant child.

On August 25, 2016, at 7:48 p.m., the Linn County Sheriff's Office 9-1-1 Center received a call regarding a six-week-old male infant who was having difficulty moving and had suspicious injuries. Medics from the Sweet Home Fire Department responded and transported the infant to Sacred Heart Medical Center RiverBend in Springfield,Oregon.

While on scene, deputies and detectives conducted numerous interviews of family members and friends of the infant; including the father, Joseph James Thompson, 21, of Sweet Home. Thompson confessed that while his infant son was in his care he knowingly caused serious physical injury to him. The injuries included a broken rib and bruising. The infant was treated and released from Sacred Heart Medical Center.

Thompson was arrested and taken to the Linn County Jail on charges of Assault I and Criminal Mistreatment I. The investigation is continuing.


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Six Citations, Two Warnings and Two Guns Seized During #LastThursday Traffic Safety Mission
Portland Police Bureau - 08/26/16 8:42 AM
The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission on Thursday evening in conjunction with the Alberta Street "Last Thursday" event.

From 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., officers conducted high-visibility enforcement and education stops.

In total, six traffic citations were issued for different traffic charges. Two written warnings were also issued by officers conducting the mission. Additionally, three people were arrested and two firearms seized in two different traffic stops.

The Traffic Division was assisted by officers assigned to the Gang Enforcement Team, North Precinct and the Canine Unit.

This mission was conducted in an effort to address the high number of traffic crashes this year resulting in serious physical injuries or death. So far this year, 30 people have died in traffic-related crashes.

The Traffic Division and Precinct operations will be conducting future enforcement missions as staffing allows.

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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Young At Heart Senior Theatre Club presents "Yesterday Once More" Sept. 8, 9 (Photo)
City of Vancouver - 08/26/16 8:28 AM
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Vancouver, Wash. -- Forty years of music history will be unearthed when Vancouver Parks and Recreation's 50 and Better Young At Heart (YAH!) Senior Theatre Club presents their musical performance "Yesterday Once More" Sept. 8 and 9 at the Luepke Senior Center.

The YAH! Senior Theatre Club stays young at heart through music and dance and stage different public productions each year at the Luepke Senior Center. This year, the club's performance will tell the story of a neighborhood preservation group that gets wind of a project that will tear down a vintage downtown building and put a parking lot in its place.

The preservationists decide to fight to save the old, vacant building and, in the process, discover the dusty remnants of a long-forgotten music store inside. Will the building be saved? Come to one of the three performances and find out!

"Yesterday Once More" will have three public performances at the Luepke Senior Center, 1009 E McLoughlin Blvd. in Vancouver:

6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8
10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9
6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9

Admission is $5 per person, except for the 10 a.m. show on Friday, Sept. 9, which is free. YAH! will also be selling raffle tickets for a chance to win special gift baskets at the performances for $1 each or six tickets for $5.

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

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

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 47-Year-Old Woman (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/26/16 8:25 AM
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Zillman was safely located on Thursday evening and returned home.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 47-year-old Stephanie Zillman, missing since 4:15 a.m.

Zillman is described as a white female, 5'4" tall and 188 pounds. Zillman was last seen wearing jean shorts and black combat boots.

Zillman left her residential care facility in the 900 block of Northeast 118th Avenue after an argument with staff members. Zillman is not her own guardian and has medical conditions that require daily monitoring.

Anyone seeing Zillman is asked to call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information about Zillman is asked to contact Detective Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081, lori.fonken@portlandoregon.gov.

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Barn fire in Eagle Creek (Photo)
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 08/26/16 6:32 AM
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At 0336 this morning Firefighter responded to a fully involved barn fire located at 22556 SE Dowty road near Eagle Creek. Initial reports were that a person was possibly living inside of the barn and as fire crews arrived they found the structure fully involved. The property is located in a rural area and the nearest fire hydrant was two miles away so firefighters had to shuttle water to the scene with water tenders. As freighters were working to contain the fire and protect the exposures around the barn a person was spotted in an area near the barn. They made contact with the individual and found out it was the person the was initially reported as sleeping in the barn. He was transferred to AMR for evaluation. At 0433 the fire was reported as under control. Firefighters remain on scene extinguishing hot spots, the cause of the fire is under investigation and not injuries have been reported.

Firefighters from Clackamas Fire District 1, Estacada Fire, Gresham Fire and Sandy Fire responded to the barn fire. The fire went to a second alarm early in the fire due to the possibility of a person inside the structure, the lack of fire hydrants, and the man power needed to get the fire under control.

Conditions are still extremely dry so be extra careful and please visit www.clackamasfire.com for the most current burning regulations.


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Thu. 08/25/16
Man arrested for Attempted Murder 1st
Kelso Police Dept. - 08/25/16 8:18 PM
On 8/25/16 Kelso Officers responded to 1000 N. 20th for a welfare check and once there discovered that the homeowner, 92 year old Bernard Altman, had been severely injured after his son, David Altman, had beaten him and stabbed him with a knife. Bernard Altman was transported to St. Johns Medical Center and later to Southwest Washington Medical Center with life threatening injuries.

David Altman was present when officers arrived and did assault one officer during a struggle to arrest him. The officer was uninjured.

DAVID ALTMAN was booked in the Cowlitz County Jail for Attempted Murder 1st
Degree (Domestic Violence).
East County Fire & Rescue Announces dates for Fall 2016 CERT Class
East (Clark) County Fire & Rescue - 08/25/16 7:28 PM
East County Fire & Rescue (ECFR) will be offering a CERT Community Emergency Response Team, class October 7,8,14 & 15. The course is a 20 hr curriculum and attendance of all sessions is required to receive certification. Registration form is available at ECFR.US website. There is a fee of $30 due at the time of registration.


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Serious Injury Crash Involving Log Truck 0n Highway 26 near Milepost 22 - Clatsop County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/25/16 6:56 PM
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On August 25, 2016, at 8:47 a.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 26 near milepost 22.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2015 loaded log truck, operated by John Thomas BUDGE, age 55, of Vernonia, was traveling westbound on Highway 26, just passing the Elderberry Inn Restaurant, when it struck the rear of a 2003 Ford F550 tow truck, operated by Fred Baltin MILLER, age 72, of Seaside. Following the collision, the log truck traveled off the roadway, struck an embankment, overturned and lost the load of logs across the entire roadway.

At the time of the crash, several Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division Troopers had just arrived at the Elderberry Inn Restaurant for a scheduled meeting and quickly took control of the scene, supplying first aid to the injured operator of the log truck. The Troopers utilized their patrol vehicles to stabilize the truck and trailer until fire personnel arrived, as well as assisted with the extrication of the entrapped operator.

Following extrication, BUDGE was transported to Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) by Life Flight with serious injuries. MILLER, sustained minor injuries and arranged for personal transportation to a local hospital.

Highway 26 was closed for four and a half hours for the investigation to be conducted. OSP was assisted on scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Hamlet Fire & Rescue, and Elsie Vine-maple Rural Fire Department. This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released as it becomes available.

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Portland Fire & Rescue Responded to Double Business Fire in NE Portland (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/25/16 4:01 PM
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Portland Fire & Rescue was called to the corner of NE Davis and 82nd Ave at 10:22 am with a report of a deck on fire. When fire crews arrived just three minutes later, they found the deck and the two businesses on fire. Both the Chiropractic Office at 160 NE 82nd Avenue and Bai Yok Thai Restaurant at 150 NE 82nd Avenue were heavily damaged by the fire this morning. Due to the size of the fire as well as the firefighters working in high heat conditions today, additional fire crews were called to assist.

No injuries were reported.

PF&R Arson Squad are investigating the cause of the fire.


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**Update** Shooting in Happy Valley - Suspect mugshot **Update** (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/25/16 3:52 PM
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UPDATE HAPPY VALLEY SHOOTING SUSPECT IDENTIFIED/PHOTO

The suspect in the shooting in the parking lot of New Hope Church on the evening of August 17t, 2016 has been identified as Todd Petrie Jr., 17 year old male, from Portland. Mr. Petrie Jr. is currently at Donald E. Long Detention Center where he is being held on a charge of Attempted Murder.


UPDATE HAPPY VALLEY SHOOTING SUSPECT IN CUSTODY -- (NO PHOTO-JUVENILE)

Happy Valley Police along with The US Marshals Oregon Violent Offender Taskforce and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office took a 17 year-old male from Portland, into custody without incident today, in connection with the shooting in the parking lot of New Hope Church the evening of August 17th 2016.

The Juvenile is now lodged at the Donald E. Long Detention Center in Portland on charges of Attempted Murder.

Detectives are requesting anyone with information concerning this crime to call the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 503-723-4949 or use the online e-mail form to provide your information. Please reference Clackamas County Case #16-22621.

The Happy Valley Police would like to thank the hard work of the US Marshals Taskforce in locating the suspect.

Two Clackamas County cities -- Happy Valley and Wilsonville -- contract with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to provide municipal police services.


UPDATE 08-18-16 / 1145

The victim in this incident is identified as 18 year old Frank Nifon, of Happy Valley, OR. Mr. Nifon is being treated for his injuries at an area hospital, and is expected to survive.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact us using our Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp.


Sgt. Paul Coleman
Office of Public Information





UPDATE

The shooting occurred in the Incorporated City of Happy Valley, Oregon.

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On August 17, 2016, at approximately 8:15pm Officers with the Happy Valley Police Department and Deputies with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to New Hope Church located at 11731 SE Stevens Rd., Happy Valley Oregon on a report of a shooting. It was reported that a male had been shot in the parking lot of the church.

Upon arrival, it was discovered that a single male adult had been shot multiple times by an unknown male. The victim was treated at the scene and then transported to an area hospital via AMR ambulance services. The victim's condition is unknown at this time.

A search was conducted but as of the writing of this press release, no suspect has been found. A possible suspect description is a white male wearing a red shirt and red hat last seen fleeing the area on foot. Investigators believe at this time that the shooting is an isolated incident. The investigation is continuing.

Three Clackamas County cities -- Damascus, Happy Valley, and Wilsonville -- contract with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to provide municipal police services.


Attached Media Files: Todd Petrie Jr. Mugshot
Two Killed In Highway 99W Crash near Clear Lake Road - Lane County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/25/16 3:52 PM
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On August 25, 2016 at about 9:40 a.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a three vehicle collision on Highway 99W near milepost 118 (Two miles north of Eugene).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2014 Dodge Charger, operated by Tandra L. SCHATZ, age 43, of Harrisburg, was stopped at the light on Highway 99W and Clear Lake Road when a 2014 Hyundai Veloster, operated by Steven E. SKINNER, age 62, and passenger, Annette M. SKINNER, age 56, both from Harrisburg, was still rolling forward towards the Charger when a 2002 Toyota Camry, operated by Ralph E. GORDON, age 88, of Cheshire, rear-ended the Veloster causing it to rear-end the Charger.

Steven E. SKINNER and Annette M. SKINNER, were pronounced deceased on scene by emergency personnel. SCHATZ and GORDON were injured and transported to PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend for medical treatment.

Highway 99W southbound lanes, one northbound lane, and Clear Lake Road were closed for three hours for the investigation to be conducted. OSP was assisted on scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation and Lane County Fire Authority. This is an ongoing investigation; more information will be released as it becomes available.

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Bike Beaverton Features Safety Rodeo for Kids and Community Ride for All Ages (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 08/25/16 3:50 PM
This year’s Bike Beaverton will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11 at City Park. The Beaverton Police Department will conduct a bike safety rodeo for kids at 1 p.m. A family bike ride will kick off at 2 p.m., followed by free ice cream for all participants. (Pho
This year’s Bike Beaverton will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11 at City Park. The Beaverton Police Department will conduct a bike safety rodeo for kids at 1 p.m. A family bike ride will kick off at 2 p.m., followed by free ice cream for all participants. (Pho
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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The City of Beaverton's Bicycle Advisory Committee will host the annual Bike Beaverton event starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11 at City Park, SW Fifth St and Hall Blvd.


The Beaverton Police Department will lead the bike safety rode, an educational bicycle obstacle course for kids, at 1 p.m. The family-friendly community bike ride will follow at 2 p.m. A free ice cream social will conclude the event at City Park.


Helmets are required for all ride participants. The Northwest Bicycle Safety Council (NWBSC) will conduct helmet fittings and replace damaged helmets prior to the ride. The NWBSC will give away the organization's 15,000th free helmet at the event.


Free bike checkups will be provided by sponsors. Participants are encouraged to bring water bottles.


Bike Beaverton is sponsored by the City of Beaverton, Performance Bicycle, Bike Gallery, Riders and Sliders, Nike, Clif Bars, and the Northwest Bicycle Safety Council.


For more information on Bike Beaverton, including route maps, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/BikeBeaverton.


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: This year’s Bike Beaverton will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11 at City Park. The Beaverton Police Department will conduct a bike safety rodeo for kids at 1 p.m. A family bike ride will kick off at 2 p.m., followed by free ice cream for all participants. (Pho
State IT security team investigating potential vulnerability in fishing & hunting online licensing application
State of Oregon - 08/25/16 3:48 PM
Security specialists in the Office of the State CIO are investigating the impact of a reported information security breach involving the online licensing system used by Oregon, and other states, to process hunting and fishing applications via the web. As a precaution, access to the online system has been closed until further notice.

Oregon State CIO Alex Pettit noted, "We are working with the vendor to determine if any personal information was indeed accessed, while ensuring their system is secure before allowing Oregonians to use it."

Security specialists are in the early stages of investigation and will notify the public as information becomes available.

Licenses may still be purchased at ODFW offices (http://tinyurl.com/zmxvwfl) and through a network of retail outlets through the state (http://tinyurl.com/mrp4pn8).
Oregon Virtual Academy
Oregon Virtual Academy - 08/25/16 3:37 PM
Special Meeting of The Board of Directors Monday August 29, 2016 at 6pm
1-888-824-5783 Ext.90095991# and via Blackboard Collaborate at
http://tinyurl.com/BoardORVA
Drunk Driver Arrested for Hit and Run, Felony Assault After Striking Pedestrian in Bike Lane (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/25/16 3:37 PM
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On Wednesday August 25, 2016, at 8:46 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to North Interstate Avenue near Schmeer Road, on the report that a pedestrian was struck by a driver. The caller, later determined to be the suspect, was calling from the Delta Park Arco station.

Officers conducing an area check for the victim located 23-year-old Ashley Wirth suffering from serious injuries. Wirth was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment. She is expected to survive her injuries.

Officers speaking with the driver, 37-year-old Robert William Leary, developed probable cause to arrest him for numerous charges relating to the crash. Based on the investigation, Traffic officers believe that the suspect was driving northbound on Interstate Avenue when he struck Wirth, who was walking in the bike lane against traffic.

Leary was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Third Degree, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run), Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Reckless Driving, and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII).

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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Take Part in September Library Card Sign-Up Month at Beaverton City Library (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 08/25/16 2:47 PM
The Beaverton City Library joins the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-Up Month in September. (Image/City of Beaverton)
The Beaverton City Library joins the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-Up Month in September. (Image/City of Beaverton)
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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The Beaverton City Library joins the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-Up Month in September. Today's libraries are creative educational spaces for learners from birth to high school and beyond, and libraries across the country want to make sure that every student has the most important school supply of all--a free library card.


This year, Beaverton City Library has partnered with Beaverton School District to get library cards for all students in grades 8 through 12 at their Future Ready Schools. According to the district's Future Ready Vision, "Education should be collaborative, responsive and relevant; prepare all students to adapt to an ever-changing future; and inspire and support teachers to innovate instructional practice and professional learning." Future Ready Schools have committed to building-wide change, integrating technology into the teaching and learning process.


With their Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) library card, students have access to digital tools and the opportunity to develop their digital literacy skills. Public libraries provide guided training in digital media and provide equity of access to high-speed internet. These services have become increasingly important in high-poverty areas where students are less likely to have internet access at home.


Resources at Beaverton City Library are available to anyone who has a WCCLS library card. Students can turn to the library for materials, programs and knowledgeable library staff that support academic achievement.


Throughout the month of September, the library will be having lots of fun ways to celebrate cardholders. Come see what's new and cool at the library.


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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Attached Media Files: The Beaverton City Library joins the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-Up Month in September. (Image/City of Beaverton)
Detectives Seek Public's Help in Shooting Investigation -- Video Released
Portland Police Bureau - 08/25/16 2:37 PM
On Thursday August 18, 2016, at 3:52 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to report of gunfire at Northeast 9th Avenue and Alberta Street and vehicles being driven out of the area.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire, including damage to at least one vehicle. No gunshot victims were at the scene or were treated at any area hospitals.

Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the scene to conduct an investigation.

Surveillance video is being released to aid in the investigation. Detectives would like to speak with the occupants of several vehicles as potential victims and/or witnesses. The vehicles that turn onto 9th Avenue are of particular interest.

The video can be viewed at https://youtu.be/7ewhTdr3nhg

Anyone who was in one of those vehicles, anyone who witnessed the shooting, or anyone with information about the shooting that has not spoken to police is asked to contact Detective Jeff Pontius at 503-823-2081 or Jeffery.pontius@portlandoregon.gov

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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Science on Tap Portland - Memory and the Neuroscience of Addiction
Via Productions - 08/25/16 2:31 PM
Date: Tuesday, September 6, 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.

Starting from a very young age, humans are driven to seek out novel sensations and rewarding experiences; the brain is wired this way. During adolescence, some seek out drugs of abuse because they create novel sensations and can alter the perception of reality. Repeated exposure to these drugs creates new experiences in the form of powerful, persistent memories, and these drug-related memories are thought to underlie the relapse that can occur for decades, even after extended periods of abstinence. At this Science on Tap, Barbara Sorg, PhD, professor of neuroscience at WSU Vancouver, will talk about what happens in the brain with rewarding experiences and how drugs of abuse alter the structure and function of the brain to make drug addiction a chronic brain disease. She will also discuss how her laboratory uses animal models of addiction to weaken memories associated with cocaine.

This is a repeat of the talk held at the Kiggins Theater in Vancouver on May 11, 2016.

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!
Two Arrested, Guns and Drugs Seized in Overdose Death Investigation (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/25/16 2:23 PM
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Portland Police Bureau Drugs and Vice Division (DVD) officers have arrested two men in connection with the overdose death of another man and seized drugs, guns and cash.

This investigation started on August 16, 2016, the DVD officers received a report of an overdose victim being treated at Portland Adventist Medical Center. The victim, 24-year-old Gino Miller, died a few days later as a result of the overdose.

DVD officers learned that the victim had taken a pill believed to be OxyContin, but the pill turned out to be a counterfeit OxyContin pill manufactured clandestinely. DVD officers believe the pill may have been laced with Fentanyl and are awaiting lab results.

Over the next several days, DVD officers identified multiple layers of the distribution network of these counterfeit pills. Based on the investigation, DVD officers believe that the pills were coming from China.

On August 19, DVD officers arrested two men, served search warrants and seized several items of evidence.

44-year-old Antonio Irving Benjamin was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Manufacturing and Delivery of a Counterfeit Controlled Substance in the Second Degree, Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Possession of Oxycodone, and Delivery of Oxycodone.

42-year-old Alfred Darrell Warren was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Delivery of Oxycodone and Possession of Oxycodone.

DVD officers seized approximately 2,000 pills believed to be a mixture of counterfeit OxyContin, three handguns (two were reported stolen), one shotgun, approximately $10,000 in cash, and numerous other items linked to drug trafficking.

This investigation is continuing and officers anticipate making additional arrests. Anyone with information on this investigation or similar are encouraged to call the Drugs and Vice Division at 503-823-0246.

Once the investigation is complete, the case will be presented to the United States Attorney's Office for possible federal prosecution.

This was the 30th drug overdose death investigated by the Portland Police Bureau so far this year. To put this number in context, there have been 30 traffic-related fatalities and 12 homicides in the City of Portland this year.

DVD investigates all drug overdose deaths in the City of Portland. To learn more about DVD investigations, prevention and education, please visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/30560

There are several recent national news stories regarding the rise of opioid overdose deaths.

USA Today: Amped-up heroin blamed in 75+ overdoses in 2 states
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/08/25/supercharged-heroin-ohio-indiana/89306564/

CNN: Heroin laced with elephant tranquilizer hits the streets
http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/24/health/elephant-tranquilizer-carfentanil-heroin/

For those struggling with drug addiction, there is help available. For information and resources, please visit https://multco.us/dcj-adult/treatment-services

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Karen Rubino resigns from Washougal board after five years of volunteer service; district seeks director in District 4 (Photo)
Washougal Sch. Dist. - 08/25/16 2:15 PM
Karen Rubino, second from left, with the Washougal School District Board of Directors.
Karen Rubino, second from left, with the Washougal School District Board of Directors.
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The Washougal School District is accepting applications to fill a position on its Board of Directors. The successful applicant serves Director District 4, succeeding Karen Rubino, who has resigned from the board effective September 27, 2016.

Karen Rubino was elected to the Washougal School Board in 2012 and her commitment to the district is deeply appreciated. Her resignation is due to work commitments in Seattle, making it difficult for her to attend board meetings and spend the volunteer time required for the board position.

"It has been a true pleasure to serve on the Washougal School Board and work with an outstanding group of people including the other board members and district staff," said Rubino. "The Washougal School Board is a very effective and caring team and I will greatly miss being a part of it. I look forward to the opening of the new schools and continued student success."

School Board members are responsible for policy and governance of the Washougal School District and for providing direction to the superintendent.

The appointment is for the Washougal School Board - District 4 director position. Applicants must be registered voters and reside within District 4. The director will serve until the next regular school district election, November 17, 2017, at which time a successor shall be elected for the unexpired term ending December 31, 2019.

Applications are due September 16 and may be downloaded online: http://www.washougal.k12.wa.us/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/board-application-2016-Dist.4.pdf. For more information about the position and residency requirements please contact Cassi Marshall, (360) 954-3005 or cassi.marshall@washougalsd.org.

To view a map of Director District boundaries, visit our web site: http://www.washougal.k12.wa.us/map-of-board-zones/


Attached Media Files: Karen Rubino, second from left, with the Washougal School District Board of Directors. , Karen Rubino worked to support construction of new schools
Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Three People in Cowlitz County
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/25/16 2:12 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster today, August 25, at approximately 12:30 p.m., in the 1000 block of A street in Woodland, WA. The fire affected one family, including two 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. 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.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office participating in joint speed enforcement mission on Hwy 26 and Hwy 30 during Hood to Coast Relay (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/25/16 2:00 PM
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On Friday August 26, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies along with Portland Police Bureau traffic officers will be out conducting a joint enforcement mission on Hwy 26 and Hwy 30 targeting speeding and aggressive drivers to help provide a safe roadway for Hood to Coast participants.

The Hood to Coast relay is taking place on August 26 and 27. This overnight long-distance relay with over 12,000 participants, runs almost 200 miles starting at Timberline Lodge, through the Portland Metro area and concludes in Seaside, OR. Participants will be running along Hwy 26 and Hwy 30 during portions of this relay and Multnomah County Sheriff's Office reminds drivers to be vigilant and observe posted speed limits.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2013, there were 4,375 pedestrians killed and an estimated 66,000 injured in traffic crashes in the United States. A total of 4,653 traffic crashes each had one or more pedestrian fatalities. On average, a pedestrian was killed every two hours and injured every eight minutes in traffic crashes.

MCSO deputies and PPB officers will be focusing on drivers exceeding the posted speed limits but will also be on the lookout for drivers using cell phones, failing to wear seat belts, failing to maintain safe distance and following too closely.

This speed enforcement mission is being supported by a grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). ODOT provides grants for speed enforcement missions such as these with the goal to reduce deaths and injuries that are speed related on State/Interstate Highways, County Roads and city streets in Oregon. More information regarding ODOT Transportation Safety programs can be found on their website at http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TS/

Media ride a longs are available for this mission please contact the MCSO PIO if interested. Results will be provided as an update after the mission statistics have been compiled.


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Fatal Motorcycle crash on SR 211 near Molalla (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/25/16 1:30 PM
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On August 24, 2016 at 8:56 PM OSP Troopers responded to a motorcycle versus van crash. The motorcycle operator, identified as Mr. David R. Legore (age 57 from Colton), was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The preliminary investigation revealed Mr. Legore was driving a 2016 black Harley Davidson motorcycle southbound on SR 211. Mr. Legore's motorcycle traveled into the northbound vehicle and struck a 1997 white Ford van. The van was driven by Mr. Sean C. Drinkwine (age 50 from Estacada). There were no injuries reported by Mr. Drinkwine.

Alcohol and speed is being considered as a contributed factor from Mr. Legore.

OSP was assisted by: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Molalla Police Department, CRAFT Team (a multi-agency reconstruction team), and ODOT.


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Washington County Sheriff's Office Bethany Station Grand Opening Tonight
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/25/16 1:16 PM
The grand opening of the Washington County Sheriff's Office Bethany Station, located at 4876 NW Bethany Blvd., Ste. L-5, Portland will take place on Thursday August 25 at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to this event.

This facility will house North Operations and proudly serve the communities generally north of highway 26 to include Cedar Mill, Rock Creek, Oak Hills, Bethany, Somerset West, Claremont, Bonny Slope and West Haven-Sylvan and the surrounding locations. This 3,000 square foot station is bounded by Bethany Boulevard to the west and Central Drive to the south.

Approximately 15 years ago, the Sheriff's Office proudly first opened its doors in Bethany. The old site provided deputes a location to write reports. Since then, the community rapidly increased in size and now comprises 12% of the population in Washington County and averages 23,148 calls for service annually. Sheriff Pat Garrett states, "We are eager to open our doors and continue to build new and strengthen existing relationships with our residents in the northeast part of Washington County. This new location will allow us to better understand the needs of our growing communities that we honored to protect and serve."

One lieutenant, sergeants and up to 20 deputies will be based out of Bethany Station and serve North County. Bethany Station will provide employment fingerprinting, some records release and, in the near future, will have a permanent prescription drug turn-in box. This office will not be used for holding or processing suspects.
City Holds Open House to Review Draft Frog Pond Master Plan
City of Wilsonville - 08/25/16 12:25 PM
WILSONVILLE, OR -- The City of Wilsonville is holding a public open house on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 5:00--6:30 p.m., at City Hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop East, to provide community members an opportunity to review and comment on a draft master plan for the Frog Pond West neighborhood -- the 180-acre area immediately north of Boeckman Road and west of Stafford Road.

The plan includes recommendations for neighborhood zoning, residential design guidelines, street designs and the provision of parks, trails and open spaces. The purpose of the master plan, along with a development code, is to guide future development in the neighborhood.

Immediately following the open house the Planning Commission is holding a work session to review and discuss the draft plan and the public is also welcome to attend and provide comment.

Open Houses materials are available on the project website at: www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/FrogPond.

After reviewing the online information or attending the open house, the public can submit comments to Planning Director Chris Neamtzu in three ways:
Complete the on-line comment form at www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/FrogPond
Submit a letter or email to City Hall or neamtzu@ci.wilsonville.or.us.
Or call 503-570-1574

Public comment on the plan helps urban planners narrow the alternatives under consideration and also guide the drafting of a master plan for the area.

To learn more about the long-range planning project and to receive ongoing updates visit www.ci.Wilsonville.or.us/FrogPond.
Tip of the Week August 29, 2016 - School Bus Safety
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - 08/25/16 11:35 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 29, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

SCHOOL BUS SAFETY

Your Lincoln County Sheriff's Office would like to remind drivers of their responsibility to stop for school buses displaying red flashing lights. Because buses are large vehicles, the level of difficulty to see around them increases. The outcome of illegally passing a stopped school bus is potentially devastating for children and drivers.

Law enforcement agencies continue to receive reports each year from bus drivers and other citizens about motorists failing to stop for school buses. With nearly 6,000 school buses operating in the State of Oregon, motorists need to be alert.

Oregon law requires motorists to stop whenever the red lights on a school bus are flashing, regardless of the direction they are traveling. The law applies to any roadway with two or more lanes of traffic, including multi-lane highways such as Highway 101.

The only exception to the law is for divided highways with two roads separated by an unpaved median strip or barrier, such as in the Lincoln and Gleneden Beach areas. In this case, only drivers on the same side of the road as the bus must stop. A painted median strip or a center lane used only for left turns does not create two separate lanes. Where this situation exists, all lanes of traffic must stop.

When a bus is flashing amber lights, motorists should prepare to stop. When the red lights begin to flash, motorists traveling in both directions must stop before reaching the bus and must remain stopped until the red lights are turned off. The same rules apply to church or worker buses equipped with amber and red flashing lights.

Please do your part to make our roads safe. Be aware when following any type of bus, that it may be making frequent stops. Following these tips will help reduce the risk of traffic crashes and pedestrian injuries in our community.

For more information and tips, visit our website at www.lincolncountysheriff.net 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


Attached Media Files: 2016-08/5490/97197/082916-School_Bus_Safety.pdf
Farmington Road and Murray Boulevard Intersection Night Work Begins Sept. 5 (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 08/25/16 11:11 AM
Night work begins for the final phase of the Farmington Road Project at the Farmington Rd and Murray Blvd intersection. The map highlights the work area. (Map provided by City of Beaverton)
Night work begins for the final phase of the Farmington Road Project at the Farmington Rd and Murray Blvd intersection. The map highlights the work area. (Map provided by City of Beaverton)
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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Night work will begin on Monday, September 5 and continue through October between 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. at the intersection of SW Farmington Road and SW Murray Blvd.


Work includes installing upgraded sanitary sewer, storm drainage and water lines, throughout the intersection at Farmington and Murray. Lane closures will vary.


Vehicles and bicyclists are urged to use alternate routes including SW Allen Blvd or SW Tualatin-Valley Highway. The map below highlights the area of night work.


The joint project between Beaverton and Washington County is scheduled for completion by late spring 2017. Improvements include:


Widening Farmington Road to five lanes (two lanes in each direction and a center turn lane) between Murray Blvd and Hocken Ave
Installing bicycle lanes, sidewalks and street lighting
Realigning 141st and 142nd Avenues
Upgrading water and sanitary sewer lines


The first phase of the Farmington Project--the widening of the south side of Farmington including the installation of a new box culvert at Erickson Creek--has been completed. The second phase which includes the sewer line installation is nearing completion. Private utilities are currently relocating their facilities on the north side of Farmington. After the relocation, work including curb, sidewalks and paving will occur.


The third phase includes widening the north side of Farmington Road. The final phase which includes improvements to the Farmington Road and Murray Boulevard intersection will occur mostly at night.


For information on bus routes/service disruptions:
Call 503-238-RIDE
Visit http://trimet.org/alerts/
Use TransitTracker at http://trimet.org/arrivals/


For more information about the project, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/FarmingtonRoad. For updates on traffic alerts on Farmington, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/TrafficAlerts. To sign up for periodic newsletters about the project, visit http://tinyurl.com/ohotzp5 or contact Melissa De Lyser, Washington County communications coordinator, at melissa_de_lyser@co.washington.or.us or 503-846-4963 or lutproj@co.washington.or.us.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
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: Night work begins for the final phase of the Farmington Road Project at the Farmington Rd and Murray Blvd intersection. The map highlights the work area. (Map provided by City of Beaverton)
Media advisory: Oregon OSHA expert available to provide tips on working safely in heat
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 08/25/16 10:39 AM
WHAT: As temperatures are expected to surge to 95 degrees today and 97 degrees tomorrow, Oregon OSHA is offering media interviews with Penny Wolf-McCormick, health enforcement manager in Portland. Wolf-McCormick can provide tips for working safely in the heat and offer advice on how to avoid the dangers of heat stress and heat stroke.

WHEN: Today (Thursday, Aug. 25)
11:30 a.m. -- 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Wolf-McCormick is available for on-camera and phone interviews in Portland. Contact Aaron Corvin, public information officer, to schedule: 971-718-6973 (cell) or aaron.corvin@oregon.gov.

More information about heat stress can be found on Oregon OSHA's website: http://osha.oregon.gov/news/2016/Pages/nr2016-09.aspx. Federal OSHA offers a heat stress app for mobile phones that allows workers and supervisors to calculate the heat index for their worksite. The tool is available at https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatillness/heat_index/heat_app.html. Oregon OSHA also has a pocket-sized booklet available, in both English - http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/4926.pdf - and Spanish - http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/4926s.pdf - with tips for working in the heat.

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

The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, go to www.dcbs.oregon.gov.
Night Grinding and Paving on SW Macadam Avenue Scheduled
Portland Water Bureau - 08/25/16 10:22 AM
PORTLAND, OR -- As part of the Hannah Mason Pump Station construction project, crews will be conducting night grinding and paving working on SW Macadam Avenue near the intersection of SW Nevada Street.

To minimize traffic disruptions, work will happen on Monday, August 29th and Tuesday, August 30th at 8:00 p.m. and be complete by 5:00 a.m. During road paving, 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.

As with any construction project, safety is our first priority. Please obey flaggers and all construction signs.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office extra patrols focus on DUII drivers and seatbelt enforcement "blitz" through Labor Day (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/25/16 9:46 AM
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Multnomah County Sheriff's Office will have dedicated patrols searching for DUII drivers as part of an ongoing traffic safety campaign and enforcing safety belt laws in a statewide traffic enforcement "blitz" through Labor Day weekend. MCSO Deputies will be on the lookout for drivers operating vehicles under the influence of alcohol or other drugs and not heed the message to designate a sober driver. MCSO Deputies will also be working to increase proper safety belt and child car seat use, watching for drivers violating the "hands free" cellphone law and persons exceeding the posted speed limit. Speeding and Driver impairment are the most common cause of injury crashes.

Statewide observation surveys in June 2015 found 98% of Oregon travelers routinely using safety belts or child car seats. Not surprisingly, belt use was lower among persons killed crashes -- 75% among all crash fatalities and only 50% among persons killed in night time crashes, according to ODOT reports. In the back seat? Wear your seatbelt. In 2014, 58% of back seat passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes weren't buckled up.

Oregon Law requires children less than forty pounds be restrained in a child seat. Children under one year or weighing less than twenty pounds must be restrained in a rear-facing child seat. A child over forty pounds must be restrained in either a child seat or a booster seat appropriate for their size until they reach age eight or 4' 9" tall AND the adult belt system fits them correctly.

These patrols are made possible through funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Oregon Department of Transportation. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is participating in High Visibility Enforcement patrols supported by a grant from the Oregon State Sheriff's Association.

For more information on the Click it or Ticket campaign please visit www.nhtsa.gov/ciot


Attached Media Files: DriveSober , Backseat Buckle up , ClickItorTicket
Clackamas Community College news (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 08/25/16 9:14 AM
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Please find attached the latest CCC news.


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Point West to host 3rd Annual Credit Union for Kids Bowling Fundraiser
Point West Credit Union - 08/25/16 9:12 AM
PORTLAND, OR -- Point West Credit Union invites its members, fellow credit unions, partners and the public at-large to join them on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 11:30 am -- 2:30 pm for their 3rd Annual Bowling for Credit Unions for Kids event. This fun, family-friendly event will take place at the AMF Pro 300 Lanes located at 3031 SE Powell Blvd in Portland, OR 97202.

The cost per participant is $25 per individual, which includes shoes, two hours of bowling, and unlimited pizza and soft drinks. Everyone -- members, vendors, credit union friends and the public at large -- is welcomed and encouraged to participate! All proceeds benefit our local Children's Miracle Network Hospital, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, via Credit Unions for Kids.

For those interested, lane sponsorships are also available for $150. Sponsorships include bowling for four individuals, recognition during the event, and signage on one lane.

In addition to the bowling excitement, a raffle and silent auction will be held with a variety of fantastic items donated by staff, members, local businesses and credit union vendors.

Last year's event raised $6,000 to benefit Credit Unions for Kids, doubling the amount from the year prior. This year, Point West has secured a CO-OP Miracle Match, which will match funds raised dollar for dollar, up to $10,000. Thank you to CO-OP for this fantastic opportunity!

To RSVP or become a sponsor, visit https://bowling4kids.eventbrite.com. For additional information, please contact Sarah Bailey at 503.546.5000 or sbailey@pointwestcu.com. Please RSVP by no later than Wednesday, September 14, 2016 by 3:00 pm. Complete details may also be found at www.pointwestcu.com.

Credit Unions for Kids is a nonprofit collaboration of credit unions, chapters, leagues/associations and business partners from across the country, engaged in fundraising activities to benefit 170 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, including Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland, OR. Adopted as our movement's charity of choice, credit unions are the 3rd largest sponsor of CMN Hospitals. Find out more at www.cu4kids.org.

Point West Credit Union is 100% not-for-profit, member-owned awesomeness headquartered in Portland, Oregon. With a bilingual staff ready to help its members achieve financial wellness, Point West works with its community partners to bring economic empowerment to the underserved, and needed capital to local microenterprise businesses--all with an unwavering commitment to its members and its cooperative roots. Find out more and join Point West today at www.pointwestcu.com.


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Corps seeks comments on permit application for work in Pacific County, Washington
US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District - 08/25/16 9:05 AM
US Army Corps of Engineers
Portland District

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is accepting comments on a permit application from the Port of Chinook for a proposed project in Pacific County, Washington.

Public notice NWP-2008-472-1 is available at http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/PublicNotices.aspx.
Board of Directors vote Gene Pitts, Kali Thorne-Ladd as chair, vice chair (Photo)
PCC - 08/25/16 8:56 AM
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PORTLAND, Ore. -- On Thursday, Aug. 18, the PCC Board of Directors named Gene Pitts as chair and Kali Thorne-Ladd vice chair for the 2016-17 academic year. Their duties and term begin immediately.

Gene Pitts, Chair

First elected to the board in 2009, Pitts represents Zone 6, which includes Yamhill County, east Washington County and southwest Portland.

Pitts has been with Intel Corp. since 1988, and serves as the technical marketing director in Hillsboro. Prior to that, Pitts worked at Westinghouse Electric in Asheville, N.C., and Milliken and Co. in Spartanburg, S.C. Pitts graduated from Clemson University with bachelor and master's degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering, respectively. He has more than 30 years of experience in the high-tech sector working with some of Intel's largest server and workstation customers around the globe.

Kali Thorne-Ladd, Vice Chair

Appointed in 2012 and elected in 2013, Thorne-Ladd represents Zone 2, which includes North Portland and portions of Columbia County.

She is co-founder of KairosPDX, which is a non-profit organization focused on equity and access to quality early learning opportunities. Thorne-Ladd also worked for the City of Portland Mayor's Office as the education strategies director overseeing policy and direction for the mayor's key education initiatives. Her involvement with the college's Future Connect Scholarship Program is where Thorne-Ladd was first introduced to PCC, which prompted her to pursue a board position. In addition, she is a board member with Camp Fire USA, Portland Leadership Foundation and is a steering committee member with the Cradle to Career Initiative. Thorne-Ladd holds a master's degree in Education Policy and Management from Harvard University.

The PCC Board consists of seven members elected by zones to four-year terms. The board members govern the college, which includes selecting the president, approving the hiring of other staff and faculty, approving the college budget and establishing policies that govern the operation of the college.


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/


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Vancouver teacher named region's Teacher of the Year (Photo)
ESD 112 - 08/25/16 8:49 AM
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Vancouver Public Schools preschool teacher Kendra Yamamoto has been named Educational Service District 112 region Teacher of the Year. Yamamoto is one of nine finalists from around the state for the Washington State Teacher of the Year Award.

Yamamoto has worked for Vancouver Public Schools since 1998 and currently teaches preschool at Martin Luther King Elementary, a position she has held for the past nine years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Northwest Christian University and a master's degree in education from Lesley University.

"At the age of five, I knew I wanted to be a teacher," writes Yamamoto in her application letter. She practiced "teaching" her sister and neighbors in her family's living room. "As an elementary student, I made notes of what worked in my classrooms (Mrs. Counts looping to first grade, compliment cards in Mrs. Copley's third grade, Mr. Lofton's jeopardy quizzes) and remembered what did not (names on the board for misbehaving, feeling singled out by race, lining up by height). I lived and breathed school. It was my dream to be a teacher. I had no doubt that I would fulfill that dream."

In addition to serving as a preschool teacher, Yamamoto works in all 21 of VPS' elementary schools as a mentor for new kindergarten teachers. She is also a member of VPS' Early Learning Task Force and the coordinator of an award-winning summer program, Jump Start, for incoming kindergarten students. In 2016, the program served 1,055 students.

"My greatest professional accomplishments and contributions have been driven by student and family needs, specifically in the areas of home language and early learning," says Yamamoto. As a first-year teacher, she discovered that many students spoke Spanish or Russian. Wanting to engage with students and families, she signed up for beginning classes in both languages. She also obtained an English Language Learner endorsement. Yamamoto brings cultural awareness and studies in her classroom, inviting students to share cultural traditions, dress, language and food as part of an "Explore the World" unit of study. Upon learning that many students did not have books at home, she secured grants to create a library where families could check out books in several languages.

In 2008 Yamamoto opened Vancouver Public Schools' first preschool program to help prepare students for school. When the program reached capacity, Yamamoto sought solutions to reach even more young learners. In order to serve students on the waiting list for preschool, she applied for a grant to offer an evening preschool program at Martin Luther King Elementary with learning activities and dinner for children and families.

"Our first child had Ms. Yamamoto in 2009," write parents Melissa and Scott Edwards. "We were very impressed with her even from the first time we met her. We could tell she loved her job. She has an excitement about her that radiates to those around her and especially to her students. She prepared him for kindergarten academically and socially in a way that allowed him to thrive in that environment."

"She is a magical teacher," writes Tamara Shoup, director of family engagement and Family-Community Resource Centers for VPS. "I cannot think of many occasions in my life that I have been swept away with curiosity. In Ms. Yamamoto's evening preschool class, I felt like a learner. The children I sat with during circle time were eager to participate too. Ms. Yamamoto inspires children and adults. She is a rock star educator!"

"Working with, informing, and connecting with others in the community makes me a stronger teacher, which then directly impacts my students," said Yamamoto. "The power of a connected community is limitless."

Yamamoto will join other nominees from Washington at the state Teacher of the Year Award Ceremony this fall. One teacher will be selected to represent Washington state in the National Teacher of the Year Program.




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


Attached Media Files: Kendra Yamamoto
Oregon Health Policy Board seeks feedback on coordinated care organizations
Oregon Health Authority - 08/25/16 8:33 AM
August 25, 2016

Health officials schedule listening sessions to discuss the future of Oregon's CCOs

The Oregon Health Policy Board (OHPB), a nine-member group appointed by the Governor to oversee health policy at the Oregon Health Authority, will hold a series of community meetings across the state in September and October to gather public input about Oregon's coordinated care organizations (CCOs) and how they deliver services to Oregon's most vulnerable citizens.

Oregon's coordinated care model was created in 2011 as part of Oregon's ongoing health system transformation. The 16 coordinated care organizations (CCOs) deliver physical, oral and behavioral health services to nearly 90 percent of Oregon's 1.1 million Medicaid recipients.

As part of the OHPB's mission to improve and monitor community-centered health initiatives, it will analyze the current model for opportunities to further advance health system transformation and to inform the 2017 Oregon Legislature. OHPB will gather input from consumers, advocates, primary care providers, and other stakeholders, and then develop recommendations to the Legislature for continued system improvements toward the goal of providing Oregonians with better health and better care at a lower cost.

"We're excited to hear directly from Oregonians who are served by or work with coordinated care organizations," said Zeke Smith, chair of the Oregon Health Policy Board. "We want to hear ideas about how to better provide access to high-quality, affordable health care for all Oregonians.

Local public meetings will be held at the following locations and times:

-- Bend: Thursday, September 1, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Deschutes National Forest Supervisor's Office, Aspen Ponderosa conference room, 63095 Deschutes Market Rd.

-- Tillamook: Friday, September 9, 4-6:30 p.m., Port of Tillamook Bay Officers' Mess Hall, 6825 Officers Row

-- Medford: Wednesday, September 21, 5:30-8 p.m., Inn at Commons, 200 N Riverside Ave.

-- Eugene: Monday, September 26, noon to 2:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 1685 W 13th Ave.

-- Hermiston: Friday, October 7, noon to 2:30 p.m., Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center, 1705 E Airport Rd.

-- Portland: Tuesday, October 18, 4:30-7 p.m., Ambridge Center Ballroom, 1333 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Please RSVP to HealthPolicyBoard.Info@state.or.us.

More information will be posted on the board's meeting page at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/cc-future.aspx.

For questions about accessibility at the meetings or to request an accommodation, please call 541-999-6983 or write to HealthPolicyBoard.Info@state.or.us. Requests should be made at least 48 hours before the event. Documents can be provided upon request in an alternate format for individuals with disabilities or in a language other than English for people with limited English skills.

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Two vehicle fatal car crash in the 13000 block of Buena Vista Road, Independence
Polk Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/25/16 1:43 AM
On Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at about 4:49 p.m., the Polk County Sheriff's Office responded to a two vehicle head on collision in the 13000 block of Buena Vista Road, Independence. It was discovered that Mr. Daniel Chico Hernandez, 37 year old resident of Monmouth Oregon, was killed when an oncoming vehicle crossed into his lane of travel and struck his vehicle. The other motorist was identified as Mr. Kester Harry of Albany Oregon, who was transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis and was then transported to the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, due to the extent of his injuries. There were no other occupants in either vehicle. The investigation is ongoing with the assistance of the Oregon State Police, Polk County District Attorney's Office and Medical Examiner's Office.
Reminder- Extra Traffic Enforcement in Full Swing in Gresham, Safety Belt and Child Restraint Use, Texting, Speeding (Photo)
Gresham Police Dept - 08/25/16 1:41 AM
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GRESHAM, Ore.-- As part of a region-wide safety blitz, Gresham Police Department's traffic division is conducting enhanced patrols throughout Gresham, now through Sept. 4. Starting on Aug. 22, officers have been specifically looking for unsafe drivers who are texting or speeding, and anyone who is improperly belted.

The focus is to educate the public about safety belt and child safety seat laws, and about the dangers of distracted driving. The officers are paying particular attention to drivers who are texting or unlawfully using a mobile communication device while driving. They also remain focused on drivers who are exceeding the posted speed limit.

The Oregon Revised Statute concerning operating a motor vehicle while using a mobile communication device (ORS 811.507) was upgraded from a Class D to a Class C violation, increasing the base fine from $110 to $160. Failure to properly maintain a vehicle's safety belt is also a Class C violation, while failing to wear a safety belt is a Class D violation.

A statewide observation survey in June 2015 found 97% of Oregon's motorists are using safety belts. Traffic studies continue to show unbelted or improperly restrained occupants are five times more likely to be ejected from a vehicle than occupants who are belted properly. Odds of surviving being ejected from a vehicle are estimated to be one in four. A complete list of car seat check-up events in Oregon can be found at http://www.oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources.

This safety blitz is funded by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) with dedicated funding from the US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

ODOT provides the following safety belt reminders:

ADULT BELT LAW
Oregon law requires that all motor vehicle operators and passengers be properly secured with a safety belt or safety harness. Limited exemptions are allowed under ORS 811.215. Vehicle owners are required to maintain belt systems in working order.


CHILD RESTRAINT LAW
Child passengers must be restrained in approved child safety seats until they weigh 40 pounds or reach the upper weight limit for the car seat in use. Infants must ride rear-facing until they reach both one year of age and 20 pounds.

BOOSTER SEAT LAW
Children more than 40 pounds or who have reached the upper weight limit for their forward-facing car seat must use boosters until they are at least 4 feet 9 inches tall, or if they are age eight and the adult belt fits correctly.

(More information regarding seat belt safety can be found at http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TS/pages/index.aspx )

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Update: Suspects Who Ran Over and Killed Vancouver Teen, Indicted For Murder (Photo)
Gresham Police Dept - 08/25/16 1:13 AM
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GRESHAM, Ore.-- On Thursday, Aug. 18, a Multnomah County grand jury indicted Russell Courtier and Colleen Hunt for the murder of Vancouver, Wash., resident Larnell Malik Bruce. Both suspects are being held without bail in a Multnomah County jail, facing the additional felony charge of failing to perform the duties of a driver.

Bruce, 19, encountered Courtier and Hunt outside a Gresham 7-Eleven just before 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10. Evidence from the scene and witnesses' statements point to Bruce attempting to flee the area after having engaged in a physical altercation with Courtier.

Driving a 1991 Jeep Wrangler, Courtier chased Bruce as he ran north on N.E. 188th Ave. Courtier was able to catch up with Bruce and ran him over with the vehicle before fleeing the scene. Hunt was in the passenger seat.

Bruce was initially taken to a local hospital, in critical condition. He died on Saturday, Aug. 13, as a result of injuries sustained during the hit and run.

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Suspect Arrested for Throwing Explosive Under Occupied Motorhome in Southeast Portland - No Injuries (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/24/16 10:37 PM
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On Wednesday August 24, 2016, at 5:01 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Southeast 160th Avenue and Division Street on the report that someone threw an explosive underneath an occupied motorhome parked on the side of the street.

Officers arrived and assesed the device, which was an unexploded improvised device. Officers requested the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit (MEDU) respond to the location to safely collect the device.

The suspect did not remain in the area.

This evening, at 5:59 p.m., an East Precinct officer was in the area of Southeast 160th Avenue and Division Street on an unrelated matter when the victim from the morning told the officer that the suspect was in the area. Officers contacted the suspect and after a brief investigation, took him into custody.

The suspect, 46-year-old Jeremy Patrick Kidwell, was transported to the Detective Division where Arson Investigators continued the investigation into the incident. Ultimately, the suspect was booked into jail on charges of Manufacturing a Destructive Device, Possession of a Destructive Device and Arson in the First Degree.

Anyone with information about this incident or this suspect is asked to contact Detective Joe Luiz at 503-823-3408 or joseph.luiz@portlandoregon.gov.

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Update: Missing Washington Man Found Safe, Returned Home
Gresham Police Dept - 08/24/16 10:15 PM
GRESHAM, Ore.- Thomas Walker, 69, of Sammamish, Wash., was found safe in downtown Portland on Aug. 22 and has since returned home.
Sex Crimes Detectives Arrest 39-Year-Old for Abusing a Child, Possessing Child Porn (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/24/16 9:14 PM
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On August 24, 2016, Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit detectives arrested a 39-year-old man after an investigation into reported child sexual abuse and possession of child pornography.

Ronald Nelson Chandler was arrested on charges of Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the First Degree, Sex Abuse in the First Degree and six counts of Encouraging Child Sex Abuse in the First Degree.

Chandler will be arraigned on Thursday.

The investigation started on August 10, when East Precinct officers responded to a Southeast Portland home on the report of child sex abuse and the possession of child pornography. The victim (now an adult) reported to police that the incidents occurred over a 10 year period.

On August 18, detectives served a search warrant at Chandler's home in the 14900 block of Southeast Division Street and seized several items of evidence. Chandler's juvenile children were placed into protective custody.

Detectives are concerned that Chandler may have victimized other children and are asking for information from the public. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jeff Myers at 503-823-0595 or jeff.myers@portlandoregon.gov.

If you have information regarding possible child sexual exploitation, report it to the CyberTipline at 1-800-843-5678 or http://www.missingkids.org/cybertipline

The Portland Police Bureau collaborates with government agencies and community organizations that provide access to advocacy services to victims of sexual assaults.

A victim may be accompanied by a sexual assault advocate or other appropriate support person during the reporting process and/or criminal investigation.

Multnomah County Victims' Assistance Program: Provides support during the reporting of sexual assaults and referrals to victim services and resources: 503-988-3270.

Call to Safety (formerly the Portland Women's Crisis Line): Provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources. 24 hour crisis line: 503-235-5333, 1-888-235-5333, or https://calltosafety.org/

Project UNICA (Proyecto UNICA): Provides access to advocacy services for Spanish-speaking survivors of domestic and sexual violence. 24 hour crisis line: 503-232-4448, or 1-888-232-4448.

Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau WomenStrength, GirStrength and BoyStrength programs provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area.

To learn more information about these programs, call 503-823-0260 or visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength

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Polk County Grand Jury Finds Officer Involved Shooting "Justified."
Polk County Dist. Att. Office - 08/24/16 8:26 PM
DALLAS (OR) - Today a Polk County Grand Jury unanimously found that Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Casey Gibson was justified in using deadly force when he shot and killed Joshua Anthony Bolster, date of birth December 5, 1986, on the evening of July 5, 2016.
On July 5, 2016, at approximately 9:18 p.m., Monmouth Police Department officers responded to a complaint from a citizen that a man, later determined to be Joshua Anthony Bolster, had threatened him with a knife that same evening. The incident described by the victim occurred in the parking lot of an apartment complex located at 302 Monmouth Avenue S, within the City of Monmouth. According to the victim, Bolster leaned into his vehicle, obtained a folding knife with a 4 -5" blade from inside the car's interior and displayed it while advancing on the victim. The victim informed Monmouth officers he thought Bolster was going to "stab" him. Bolster drove away before officers arrived to contact him regarding the incident.
At approximately 9:21 p.m., Monmouth officers put out an "Attempt to Locate" Bolster based on the physical description of his vehicle. Polk County Sheriff's Deputies Casey Gibson and Kelly Lorence located Bolster's vehicle driving east bound on highway 22. Deputy Lorence discussed over the radio with Monmouth officers what reason they had to arrest Bolster. Monmouth police officer Kelli Carpenter informed Lorence that based on the incident involving the knife, probable cause existed to stop Bolster for the crimes of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Menacing, and Trespassing.
Due to Bolster having a Salem address, deputies Lorence and Gibson concluded that Bolster may be attempting to return to Salem via Hwy 22. They had been patrolling the Wallace Road/Hwy 221 area and headed towards Hwy 22, where they located Bolster at approximately mp 23. Based on the information that Bolster may have a weapon in the vehicle and had threatened other persons, Gibson and Lorence elected to perform a "high risk" traffic stop in the interest of officer safety in apprehending Bolster and preventing further flight. Other PCSO units were also responding to the scene.
Deputy Lorence, who was driving the marked PCSO patrol vehicle, initiated the stop via use of his overhead lights. Bolster, driving a blue 1990s Honda Accord, pulled to the right shoulder and parked without incident. The deputies' vehicle was approximately 50' away from Bolster's vehicle.
Both deputies, with side arms drawn, began giving verbal commands for Bolster to put his hands up and come out of his vehicle. Deputy Lorence was standing behind his door on the driver's side, and Deputy Gibson was behind the front passenger side door. According to law enforcement and citizen witnesses, numerous commands to come out of his vehicle were given to Bolster. During this exchange with Bolster, Polk County Sheriff's Deputies Michael Smith and Michael Lauderback arrived on scene. They also drew their firearms and begin commanding Bolster to come out of his vehicle.
Bolster was non-compliant with verbal commands. According to witnesses he is hostile, belligerent, and told the deputies multiple times he will "not go to jail" and they will have to "shoot him." Bolster also told deputies he needs to get his phone from within the vehicle. Throughout the exchange, Bolster is partially seated inside the front driver's side of the vehicle, with much of his body obscured from the deputies. He has full access to the car's interior contents. The deputies warn him that if he reaches into his car, it will be considered threatening behavior. After being so warned, he removes his hands from the deputies' sight and begins rummaging in the car's interior, apparently looking for something. Again, deputies plead with him to stop this activity, because they cannot see what he is doing. Bolster continues to refuse to comply with the deputies' commands and is verbally combative. Deputy Gibson then fires one shot with his patrol rifle which strikes Bolster, but does not immobilize him. Bolster continues to rummage within his vehicle out of the deputies' sight as they issue more calls to come out of his vehicle and warn him that his actions are being interpreted as a threat. Dep. Gibson fires a second shot which strikes Bolster in the head. Bolster was transported to the Salem Hospital where he later succumbed to his wounds. During a subsequent forensic examination of Bolster's vehicle, the weapon used by him in the earlier Monmouth incident was located on the front passenger seat.
The Oregon State Police conducted the investigation and the Polk County District Attorney's Office presented the evidence to the Grand Jury.
In making their decision, the Grand Jury heard testimony from the four involved deputies, including Deputy Gibson. Also testifying were officers from the Salem Police Department, Monmouth Police Department, Oregon State Police, Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office, and five citizen witnesses. The Grand Jury also reviewed a scene diagram and photographs. Applying that evidence to the legal principles regarding the use of deadly force, the Grand Jury found that Deputy Casey Gibson's use of deadly force was lawful and justified because,
The use of physical force was necessary to defend the police officer or another person from the use or threatened imminent use of deadly physical force; and

The officer's life or personal safety was endangered in the particular circumstance involved.
Hillsboro Online Academy Earns Several Grants
Hillsboro Sch. Dist. - 08/24/16 5:24 PM
Online school receives $84,833 in grants for the 2016-17 school year

August 24, 2016, Hillsboro, OR --Congratulations are in order for Hillsboro Online Academy (HOA) for earning three significant grants that will enhance students' educational experience this school year.

Nike Grant -- In March 2016, HOA received notification that they had been selected to receive a Nike Community Grant of $5,000 to replace the backboards and wall padding in the HOA/Boscow Barnes 1948 gymnasium located at 3rd and Grant. The Nike Grant is a matching funds grant, with the Hillsboro School District providing matching funds for the project.

PEEK-8 Grant -- In June 2016, HOA learned it had been awarded a second year of funding through the Oregon Department of Education's (ODE) PEEK-8 (Physical Education Expansion K-8) grant program. This grant provides $50,000 toward the hiring of a physical education teacher for grades K-8 to help the school meet the physical education instructional requirements for students.

College and Career Readiness Grant -- Also in June 2016, HOA received official notification of their selection to receive a $29,833 College and Career Readiness grant from ODE. The grant will be used to develop an online college and career readiness course. College and career math readiness will be incorporated into the course through the use of EdReady, from the National Repository of Online Curriculum and provided to schools in Oregon by the Oregon Virtual School District (ORVSD), a branch of ODE. The grant will also provide funding for college and career exploration with on-site visits to college campuses and to businesses/organizations.

"Hillsboro Online Academy is committed to providing students with a rich and rewarding educational experience," explains Principal Linda Harrington. "We are very grateful for these grants as they will help us expand and improve our facilities and programming."

To learn more about Hillsboro Online Academy (located at 452 NE 3rd Ave., Hillsboro 97124), visit their website at hillonlineacademy.org or call 503-844-1050.

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Free Air Conditioners for MS Patients in Oregon & SW Washington
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Portland - 08/24/16 4:39 PM
For Immediate Release: Portland, OR - August 24, 2016 Candyce Hayes, MSSP Executive Director, said, "We're making great strides towards our goal to raise $10,500 to purchase and give away 70 new air conditioners to Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients throughout Oregon and SW Washington. The community has donated $2,400 in 4 days via our GoFundMe account, https://www.gofundme.com/msoregon. Those donations will purchase 16 units. We hope to increase public awareness about the need for MS clients to stay cool during hot summer days, to raise an additional $8,100 and to give relief to those affected by MS. "

According to Dr. Dennis Bourdette, Professor of Neurology at OHSU, "People with MS cannot tolerate heat. Unfortunately, medical insurance does not cover the cost of providing air conditioning units, despite the well-recognized deleterious effects of heat on MS. Many people with MS are disabled and live on limited incomes, often making it impossible for them to afford purchasing an air conditioning unit. By providing air conditioning units to people with MS who could not otherwise afford them, the MS Society of Portland's Summer Comfort Program is a unique service."

"Stanley Cohan MD, Ph,d. and Medical Director of the Providence MS Center said, "...Elevated temperatures may magnify all the symptoms of MS and even result in the emergence of previously silent symptoms that may worsen impairments. Many patients suffering from MS have experienced significant adverse socio-economic consequences as a result of MS, and they simply do not have the resources to purchase or rent all that they need, forcing them to forego air-conditioning in the summer as this clear necessity becomes an unmanageable luxury..."

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Portland, Inc. (MSSP) is an independent private, non-profit organization that was founded in 1949 by the Columbia Lions Club to meet the day-to-day needs of those individuals suffering from MS. More than 8,300 Oregonians are living with MS. For more information about MS or the MSSP, please visit our website www.msoregon.org or contact Candyce Hayes at 503-297-9544. Instructions to apply for the Summer Comfort Program can be found on our website.
Come On Down to the 9th Annual BCSO Chili Cook-Off!
Benton Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/24/16 3:25 PM
PRESS RELEASE -- For Immediate Release

The Benton County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) 9th Annual Chili Cook-Off is the HOTTEST event of the year! Teams from public safety and community organizations compete for the honor of "Benton's Best Rootin' Tootin' Shoot'em Up Chili!"

This year's BCSO Chili Cook-Off is on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at the Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd Street, Corvallis, Oregon. Doors open at High Noon and the event closes at 4:00pm. Entry fee is $5 at the door, 1/2 off with military ID. Kids under 5 are free.

This family-friendly event includes live music, raffle prizes, the REACH Air-Medical Services helicopter (when it's not in service), demonstrations by public safety professionals, Sheriff's Mounted Posse, activities for the kids, and chili tasting! Soda, hotdogs, ice cream, and beer by Block 15 will be available.

A different local non-profit is chosen as a recipient each year. This year's proceeds will benefit Benton County 4-H Programs and the Benton County Sheriff's Mounted Posse.
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Vietnam War veteran to receive the Purple Heart, 51 years later (Photo)
Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs - 08/24/16 2:30 PM
Purple Heart and other medals.
Purple Heart and other medals.
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The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Walla Walla VA Medical Center, will present the Purple Heart tomorrow to a disabled veteran who was severely injured during the Vietnam War over 50 years ago.

Pfc. Ron Esselstyn, of Pendleton, was a 22-year-old Army military policeman when he was struck in the head by a moving helicopter blade while attempting to engage a Viet Cong sniper in a rice paddy in Soc Tran Province on Aug. 27, 1965. He was promptly medevacked to a field hospital, where he was stabilized, and later transferred to Madigan Army Hospital at Fort Lewis, Wash.

Medically discharged from the Army, Esselstyn recovered from his wounds, completed his education and began a new career as a tax appraiser for Umatilla County. He even became a marathon runner. But he was never awarded the Purple Heart.

It's not entirely clear why, but Esselstyn may have been considered ineligible due to a misunderstanding of Army regulations. Policy prohibits the Purple Heart from being awarded for wounds related to vehicular accidents, if the accident was not caused by enemy action, but that was not the case here.

Whatever the reason, ODVA Director Cameron Smith learned of the issue after meeting Esselstyn at a Veterans Day event last year. ODVA Operations Director Ed Van Dyke researched Esselstyn's case and, in March, sent a letter on his behalf to the secretary of the Army.

The request was forwarded to the Army Awards and Decorations Branch, which determined Esselstyn was eligible not only for the Purple Heart, but four other medals he had never received.

Van Dyke will present the awards to Esselstyn during a ceremony at 4 p.m. tomorrow at the Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center in Walla Walla, Wash. Esselstyn and his family will be in attendance, along with Medical Center Director Brian Westfield, state Sen. Bill Hansell and other dignitaries.

"I think it's just a shame that an Army veteran who was wounded while serving his country had to wait 50-plus years to get his Purple Heart," Van Dyke said. "I have a soft spot in my heart for those guys."

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Attached Media Files: Purple Heart and other medals. , Pfc. Ron Esselstyn.
Financial Donations Urgently Needed to Aid Louisiana
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/24/16 2:23 PM
Relief Effort Expected to Cost at Least $30 million; Thousands Still in Shelters

The American Red Cross remains on the ground in Louisiana, with volunteers helping the thousands of people who have lost everything they own in the devastating flooding. Twenty-seven local responders from Oregon and Southwest Washington are assisting relief efforts by delivering food, water and relief supplies such as cleaning items, and providing overnight stays in 18 Red Cross shelters.

To date, the Red Cross has received approximately $7.8 million in donations and pledges designated to support Louisiana -- but recovery costs are expected to exceed $30 million.

"The devastating flooding in Louisiana has changed tens of thousands of people's lives forever," said Amy Shlossman, CEO of the Red Cross Cascades Region. "The people of Louisiana truly need our help and with the generosity of our donors, the Red Cross will continue to provide relief and long-term recovery assistance to a devastated region."

Red Cross volunteers are also providing emotional support to help people cope. Health services volunteers are monitoring the health needs of people in shelters and replacing things like lost wheelchairs, eyeglasses and medications. Others are going out into neighborhoods to personally deliver supplies to affected communities.

Theresa Grimes, a volunteer from Bend, Oregon has been on the ground for two days. She is serving meals to people in some of the neighborhoods hit hardest by flooding. "A woman came up to me and asked me where I was from. I told her, 'I'm from Bend, Oregon,' and she started to cry. "She said 'You came all this way to help us. I can't believe it.' She was so moved she couldn't stop crying. It told her, 'It's my honor to be here to help you and I wouldn't miss it," Grimes said.

It's been more than a week since the floodwaters destroyed and damaged thousands of homes and together with local, state and national partners, the Red Cross has:
Served more than 260,000 meals and snacks
Distributed more than 60,000 relief items
Provided more than 40,000 overnight stays in emergency shelters - Sunday night, 3,000 people were still seeking refuge in 18 Red Cross and community shelters
Handled more than 17,000 calls from people seeking information and help

HOW TO HELP
Help people affected by the Louisiana Floods by visiting redcross.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from these disasters.

INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS RESPONSES
Italy -- Earthquake
Today, August 24, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake took place southeast of Norcia, Italy at 3:30 a.m. local time. An hour later a 5.5 magnitude aftershock hit the same region. Initial reports show severe damage in other towns such as Amatrice and Accumoli. Initial reports indicate at least 38 people killed with many others missing.

The Italian Red Cross and the Italian Civil Defense are coordinating search and rescue activities and focused on finding survivors. Twenty ambulances have been sent to the area by the Italian Red Cross. Red Cross volunteers are in the affected communities providing aid and psychological first aid for survivors. Mobile kitchens are also being set up in the area for people who have been forced to leave their homes. The Red Cross is providing earthquake information and advice in the area as aftershocks continue to rock the region. At this time, preliminary efforts are focused on search and rescue and providing aid to affected communities near the epicenter. Meanwhile the American Red Cross continues to monitor the response in close coordination with our global Red Cross partners.

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/Cascades or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossCasc.


Attached Media Files: 2016-08/1190/97170/News_Release_-_Financial_Donations_Urgently_Needed_to_Aid_Louisiana_8-24-16.pdf
Remains identified at Mill Beach State Park in Curry County
Oregon State Police - 08/24/16 1:02 PM
UPDATE

In November of 2015, human remains were located at the Mill Beach State Park. On August 18, 2016 the University of North Texas (UNT) identified the remains as Mr. Derick W. Christie (age 23 from Brookings).

Due to the level of decomposition of the body, when located, no identity could be established from the autopsy and no cause & manner of death could be determined. Sample tissues were obtained and sent to UNT for analysis. Through the tissue and DNA samples UNT was able to positively identify the remains.

Mr. Christie has been reported to Brooking Police Department, by his parents, as missing/endangered on November 28, 2015. No suspicious circumstances surrounded his disappearance but Mr. Christie had recently had displayed changes in his behavior.

Individuals who are experiencing mental health crisis or family members seeking assistance can locate services in Oregon through https://www.oregon.gov/oha/amh/Pages/mentalhealth.aspx or
http://www.currych.org/services/behavioral-health/mental-health/



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OSP CONTINUING DEATH INVESTIGATION AT MILL BEACH STATE PARK - CURRY COUNTY

News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: December 8th, 2015 8:29 PM

Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers and Brookings Police Department are continuing their investigation into a deceased male found at Mill Beach State Park in Curry County.

According to Sergeant Dave Aydelotte, on December 8, 2015 at 11:04 a.m., a body was reported washed ashore on the beach at the Mill Beach State Park within Brookings. Brookings PD and Oregon State Police (Gold Beach) responded to scene.

The Curry County Major Crime Team was activated by Curry County District Attorney with OSP as the lead. Curry County Sheriff Department sent a detective to assist as well. The investigation is continuing into an attempt to identify the deceased male found on the beach and also to determine cause and manner of death.

Please contact the Oregon State Police Gold Beach Office at (541) 247-6641 with any information on this investigation. No further information will be released at this time.

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FBI, U.S. Secret Service and City of Portland hold Seminars on Fighting Back against Ransomware
FBI - Oregon - 08/24/16 12:36 PM
Each day, cyber criminals launch thousands of attacks against the computer systems used by American businesses, organizations and community members using a type of malware called "Ransomware". The cost to the U.S. economy each year already reaches into the millions, but as the number and sophistication of the attacks increases, so do costs.

The FBI's Oregon Cyber Task Force is joining with the U.S. Secret Service and the City of Portland to offer two seminars to Portland-area businesses and community organizations as we collectively work to increase awareness, preparedness and resiliency.

Ransomware: Facts, Threats, and Countermeasures

When: Friday, August 26th (choose either the 9 am or 1 pm session)

Where: World Trade Center Auditorium, 121 SW Salmon Street

Who: Business and community leaders as well as IT professionals, security and preparedness managers, training coordinators and others

Cost: FREE!

Pre-registration required. Go to www.fbi.gov/Portland for more information and the registration links.

Note: Any media wishing to attend should contact Beth Anne Steele, FBI Public Affairs, no later than 8 am on Friday, August 26th by emailing your information to Elizabeth.steele@ic.fbi.gov


Attached Media Files: Ransomware Seminar Flier
WPD Sees Uptick in Telephone Scams
Woodburn Police - 08/24/16 12:11 PM
The Woodburn Police Department has recently seen an uptick in telephone scams involving iTunes gift cards. The scam artists have called victims in Woodburn and claimed to either be from the IRS or that the person called has won a cash prize. In each case, the victims were directed to purchase iTunes gifts cards and then give the gift card codes from the cards to the suspects over the phone.

The WPD cautions residents to not fall for this scam or other similar scams and to remind them that government agencies do not direct people to purchase gift cards. Those who get contacted or suspect a scam should hang up the phone and call the government agency themselves or their local police department.

The Woodburn Police Department also cautions citizens not to fall for anyone advising they are a prize winner where the "winner" has to pay money or make other purchases to redeem their prize.

Contact the WPD at 503-982-2345 for more information.
This Labor Day, Remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Beaverton Police Dept. - 08/24/16 11:55 AM
This Labor Day weekend, families and friends will be celebrating the end of the summer. Sadly, this festive time has also become a dangerous time for America's roads, as many drunk drivers get behind the wheel after celebrating. For this reason, the Beaverton Police Department is partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to stop drunk drivers and help save lives.

The high-visibility national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, started on August 19, 2016 and will end on September 5, 2016. During this period, local law enforcement will show zero tolerance for drunk driving. Increased state and national messaging about the dangers of driving drunk, and increased officers on the road, aim to drastically reduce drunk driving on our nation's roads.

According to NHSTA, on average, over 10,000 people died each year (2010 to 2014) in drunk-driving crashes. During the 2014 Labor Day holiday weekend (6 p.m. August 29 -- 5:59 a.m. September 2), 40 percent of the fatalities in traffic crashes involved drunk drivers, which was the highest percentage over the five years 2010 to 2014. And nighttime proves to be the most dangerous time to be out on the roads: During the 2014 Labor Day holiday period, 83 percent of drunk-driving crash fatalities occurred between 6 p.m. and 5:59 a.m. -- as compared to half of all drunk- driving crash fatalities throughout the rest of that year.

Remember: there is never an excuse to drink and drive. If you choose to break the law, Beaverton Police officers will see you before you see them. Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.
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Attached Media Files: News Release
Public Health Advisory Board Incentives and Funding Subcommittee meets August 31 in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 08/24/16 11:16 AM
August 24, 2016

What: A public meeting of the Incentives and Funding Subcommittee of the Public Health Advisory Board

Agenda: Review subcommittee work plan; discuss three funding formula models; and subcommittee business

When: Wednesday, August 31, 2-3 p.m. A five-minute public comment period is scheduled at 2:55 p.m.; comments may be limited to two minutes.

Where: Portland State Office Building, Room 918, 800 NE Oregon St., Portland. A conference call line is also provided at 1-877-873-8017, access code 767068#.

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 Incentives and Funding Subcommittee develops recommendations for consideration by the Public Health Advisory Board.

Program contact: Sara Beaudrault, 971-673-0432; sara.beaudrault@state.or.us

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Fifth Annual Portland Mini Maker Faire at OMSI Celebrates Creativity:
OMSI - 08/24/16 10:18 AM
New Marquee Activities will Combine with Returning Favorites to Take Over OMSI's Entire Campus

PORTLAND, Ore. (August 24, 2016) - In what has become a Portland tradition, OMSI will present the fifth annual Portland Mini Maker Faire, a family-friendly showcase of creativity and cool DIY technology taking place on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10 and 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Among the anticipated highlights:
? Needybot: The Lodge at Wieden+Kennedy developed this fuzzy, friendly robot as an experiment to see if they could entice people to connect with a robot the same way they connect with other humans. Meet Needybot and find out how you can help him learn.
? Supersonic Ping Pong Ball Launcher: It set a new world record of 806 meters per second (1,803 mph) in May; come see if it can beat its own record as it launches ping pong balls through plywood.
? Nemotoad: Made out of plywood, Styrofoam and fiberglass, this steampunk hovercraft is powered by a riding lawnmower engine which allows it to reach speeds of about 20 mph on water.
? Innovation Stage, with confirmed speakers that include LAIKA, Portland Apparel Lab and BB-8 Builders.
? Workshops and activities in all six of OMSI labs.
? More than 115 Makers, including returning favorites such as da Vinci Days, Yarn Car, and 3D printing.

Exhibits, talks, demonstrations and performances will bridge arts, crafts, science and engineering. Hands-on activities are designed to inspire and stimulate the Maker within.

"Portland has such a robust creative community and we have been honored to be able to showcase their many talents these past five years," said Andrea Edgecombe, OMSI events director. "Every year the event grows with more amazing makers and projects. We are always excited to see the innovation and ingenuity that exists in our region."

The Portland Mini Maker Faire is presented by OMSI and Intel, supported by OSH Park, Century Link, and Rockwell Collins, and is in partnership with Make: Magazine. It celebrates the Maker movement and brings together Makers of all fields with the goal of supporting grassroots innovation in the community.

Makers of all ages and backgrounds range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors, homesteaders, garage tinkerers and even commercial exhibitors. Maker Faire's mission is to entertain, inform, connect and inspire these Makers and aspiring Makers.

OMSI invites anyone who embraces the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and seeks to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.

The Portland Mini Maker Faire's 115+ exhibitors will run the gamut from demonstrations of 3D printers and steampunk computers; to rocket-making, sustainable art and much more.

Visitors can watch demonstrations of everything from historic European martial arts to metal forging and get hands on with projects that include clay making, wood working, computer programming, leather making, and a variety of upcycled art projects.

"Maker Faire is an excellent way to get students excited about making things, innovating, and engaging with science, technology, engineering and math outside of the classroom," said Jill Eiland, NW regional public affairs director at Intel. "Intel is a proud supporter of the Maker Movement nationally, and we are pleased to help bring the Mini Maker Faire to Portland."

Other selected demonstrations from the broad array being presented include:

? HAM Radios, which will allow visitors to talk to people around the country and world. Find out why this old-fashioned technology is still crucial: amateur radio works long after cell and telephone systems fail.
? Intel will feature demonstrations and activities designed to inspire and empower the Maker community showcasing products such as: Arduino 101, Intel(R) Galileo Gen 2, Intel(R) Edison(TM) and their newest innovator product the Intel(R) Joule(TM) compute module.
? Da Vinci Days Kinetic Sculptures, used in the "Kinetic Challenge," a two-day race that covers a 10-mile course over roads, through mud, sand and on water.
? Portland Children's Museum with "Get Rolling," which allows visitor to explore 3D space, problem solving and physics as they work together to build a large-scale marble run.
? Lumina Lab/Stoicheia Elements with its dodecahedron, each side of which depicts the iconography of one of the Twelve Olympians. Whimsical images, centered in a stained-glass rosary design, remain static and unchanging, while 2,000+ LEDs continuously morph and change, making every moment unique.
? CNC Router Parts will offer a "pinewood derby," where participants can create their own car on a digital tablet, which will then be made into a real car on a desktop CNC machine; or choose a predefined car from the larger fabrication machine. After assembling and racing the cars, visitors can take them home.

The event will take place throughout the OMSI campus, in the north parking lot and inside the museum. Admission details:

? Regular admission: $15 adults, $10 youth (3-17) and seniors (63+).
? Two-day passes are available for $25 adults, $15 youth and seniors
? OMSI members receive 50% off all tickets.

A food cart pod will be serving up local food and flavor, with Full Sail beer, Union Wine Co. wine, and Reverend Nat's hard cider, and DRY Sparkling soda available at the bar. OMSI's restaurant, Theory, will also be open with wood-fire pizza, salads, sandwiches, and Salt & Straw ice cream.

Portland Mini Maker Faire would not be possible without the support of presenting sponsor Intel and supporting sponsors OSH Park, Century Link, and Rockwell Collins. It is presented in partnership with Make: Magazine.

For more information on the many participants, visit www.makerfaireportland.com.

About OMSI
Founded in 1944, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is one of the nation's leading science museums, a world-class tourist attraction, and an award-winning educational resource for the kid in each of us. OMSI is located at 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214. For general information, call 503.797.4000 or visit www.omsi.edu.

About Maker Faire
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth-a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It's a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2016 celebrated its eleventh annual show with some 1,250 makers and 150,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in five years to 900+ makers and 90,000 attendees. Twenty-three other larger scale Maker Faires occur in cities around the world-Detroit, Atlanta, Berlin, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, and Shenzhen to name a few- and over 120 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world.

About MAKE Magazine
MAKE is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects. MAKE unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. MAKE celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will.

The Portland Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.
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2500 Road Fire update - 08-24-16
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/24/16 9:28 AM
INCIDENT AT A GLANCE

Cause: Under investigation

Total personnel: 276

Hand crews: 16

Helicopters: 2

Fire engines: 16

Bulldozers: 2

Water Tenders: 6

Total acres: 222

Containment: 0%

Estimated suppression cost: $175,000

For More Information:

Facebook --
https://www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry

Depoe Bay Fire & Rescue-
www.depoebayfire.com

Lincoln County Emergency Management-
http://www.co.lincoln.or.us/emergencymanagement

UPDATE
Crews continued to make good progress yesterday, and through the night. Clearing conditions allowed aircraft to work the fire into the evening.

Today crews will work to establish containment lines around the perimeter of the fire. They will focus on mop up efforts for areas of the fireline that have been constructed either by hand or dozer. Crews continue to patrol for spot fires throughout the fire area.

The weather today will be different compared to yesterday. The fog is expected to lift earlier, and temperatures will be higher. The wind is expected to shift to the NW by this afternoon, with gusts up to 10 mph. When the fog lifts there will be a good opportunity to use aircraft on the fire. The fire could also become more active as temperatures rise. Smoke may become more visible to the public.

Over the next 24 hours the objective will be to establish containment lines around the fire while continuing to mop up inside the fire perimeter. "Mop up" -Extinguishing or removing burning material near control lines, felling snags, and trenching logs to prevent rolling after an area has burned, to make a fire safe, or to reduce residual smoke.This will prepare the fire to be tested by higher temperatures and east winds that are predicted to be here tomorrow.

During the morning briefing for the firefighters the agency administrator Mike Totey said "It's different at the coast" several times while he was explaining to them that the vegetation is different than what they are used to when fighting fires. The mop up efforts will be different, and fighting fire is different than what fire crews are used to.

Citizens are encouraged to be mindful of the heavy traffic in and around Depoe Bay.

Fogarty Creek State Park will temporarily remain closed to the public while fire crews are utilizing it for fire camp. The incident command post is located at the Depoe Bay Fire & Rescue station.

There are no evacuations currently in effect.

Evacuation levels are explained as:

Level 1 indicates that residents should be "ready" for potential evacuations. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information.

Level 2 indicates that residents should be "set" for a potential evacuation. Residents must be prepared to leave at a moment's notice.

Level 3 evacuation means "GO" evacuate now leave immediately. Danger to your area is current or imminent, and you should evacuate immediately.
Kaiser Permanente Northwest Awards $75,000 Grant to Free Clinic of Southwest Washington
Free Clinic of SW Washington - 08/24/16 8:25 AM
VANCOUVER, Wash., Aug 24, 2016 - The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington has been awarded a three-year, $75,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente Northwest. This grant follows a similar three-year, $75,000 grant awarded to the Free Clinic by Kaiser in 2013. Both grants help support the clinic's project access program.

Project access provides free medical care for low-income, uninsured Clark County residents with specialty care needs. Patients are screened by project access care coordinators. If they qualify, patients are able to access donated specialty care and laboratory and hospital services.

The Kaiser Permanente grant will assist in supporting the program costs of application processing, recruiting and retaining physicians, developing community awareness and administrative recordkeeping.

"We're so grateful to Kaiser Permanente for their continued support," says Barbe West, executive director of the Free Clinic. "By giving our patients access to a wide list of specialty services, we're truly providing 'whole-person' care."

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.


About Kaiser Permanente's Community Benefit Initiatives
Kaiser Permanente Northwest is dedicated to improving the health of individuals and the
communities we serve. Specifically, our work is focused on: connecting low-income people to health care, educating children and families about healthy eating and active living, creating and sharing groundbreaking research, strengthening health safety nets in our communities, and supporting our employees' community engagement. In 2015, financial contributions to improve the health of Northwest communities totaled more than $141 million.
2500 Road Fire update 08-2316 evening
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/24/16 7:53 AM
Currently an Oregon Department of Forestry Type 3 incident command team has taken over the incident. They have set up an incident command post at the Depoe Bay Fire & Rescue station, along with a camp located at Fogarty Creek State Park. Fogarty Creek park is temporarily closed to all public access.

The 2500 Road Fire consists of three main fires spread out approximately 2-?1/2 miles, located two miles east of Depoe Bay. The fires started as one main fire that rapidly grew, spotting out in front of itself due to high winds. It was reported at 6 p.m. Monday.

Hand line or bulldozer line has been built most of the way around each of them. On Monday afternoon crews strengthened the lines and using aircraft to control the fire. Crews are also patrolling for more spot fires throughout the fire area.

Over the next 24 -- 36 hours the objective will be to strengthen the lines around the fire, especially on the west side. This will prepare the fire to be tested by high temperatures and east winds that are predicted to be on the way.

Citizens are encouraged to be mindful of the heavy traffic in and around Depoe Bay.

There are no evacuations in effect.

Citizens should always be aware of evacuation preparedness under any circumstance. For more information on preparedness levels go to the Lincoln County Emergency Management website: http://www.co.lincoln.or.us/emergencymanagement


INCIDENT AT A GLANCE

Cause: Under investigation

Total personnel: 279

Total acres: approximately 200

For More Information:

Facebook --
https://www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry

Depoe Bay Fire & Rescue-
www.depoebayfire.com

Lincoln County Emergency Management-
http://www.co.lincoln.or.us/emergencymanagement


Information officer:
Tina Young
Oregon Department of Forestry
971-701-7105
Vancouver Police Investigate Armed Robbery, Two Suspects Arrested
Vancouver Police Dept. - 08/24/16 3:54 AM
On August 24, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to the 7-11 Store, located at 3200 E Fourth Plain Blvd, for an armed robbery complaint. Initial investigation reveals two males entered the store, one pointed what the clerk believed to be a handgun and demanded cash. The males then exit the store with an undisclosed amount of cash.

A passer-by in a vehicle sees the suspects flee the store get into a vehicle around the corner from the store. The passer-by then follows the vehicle. The vehicle then gets on State Route 500, and heads east. The suspect vehicle and the witness drive upon several Washington State Police Troopers, who were investigating an un-related traffic accident near the intersection of S.R. 500 and Falk Rd. Both vehicles are stopped, and the witness notifies a trooper about the robbery.

The vehicle's occupants are detained and at the completion of the initial investigation, 18 year old Charles Ferguson of Vancouver and 16 year old Tyrique Hardnett of Portland, were arrested for Robbery in the First Degree. Ferguson was booked into the Clark County Jail and Hardnett was booked into the Juvenile Detention Hall. The two other occupants of the vehicle were identified, interviewed and released from the scene. The vehicle was seized by police and a search warrant will be applied for to retrieve evidence related to this crime.

This investigation is still on-going, no further information is available at this time. Any updates will be made in subsequent press releases.
Tue. 08/23/16
Two People Arrested in 2015 Kyle Polk Homicide Investigation (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/23/16 9:30 PM
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Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives have made two arrests in connection with the December 2015 homicide of 21-year-old Kyle Polk.

On Tuesday August 23, 2016, 20-year-old Javier Fernando Hernandez of Vancouver, Washington, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Murder, Attempted Aggravated Murder, Attempted Murder, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon (two counts). Hernandez will be arraigned on Wednesday. He was arrested by the US Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force in Troutdale, Oregon.

On Friday August 19, 46-year-old Cynthia Anne Scholer of Vancouver, Washington, was arrested and booked into the Clark County Jail on charges of Hindering Prosecution (six counts) and Tampering with Physical Evidence. Scholer was released on bail and will be arraigned in Multnomah County Court on Thursday.

This investigation started on December 16, 2015, at 2:33 p.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at Southeast 112th Avenue and Division Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located Kyle Polk suffering from traumatic injuries. Lifesaving efforts were not successful and Polk died at the scene.

Homicide detectives followed leads in the case that led to a Multnomah County Grand Jury to indict Hernandez and Scholer in connection with Polk's murder.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696, brad.clifton@portlandoregon.gov; or Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503-823-0991, todd.gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov.

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Attached Media Files: 2016-08/3056/97155/Javiar_Fernando_Hernandez_20.jpg , 2016-08/3056/97155/Victim_Kyle_Polk.jpg
Fire in North Plains Commercial Building Quickly Contained (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 08/23/16 8:18 PM
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Around 6:30pm this evening, callers to 9-1-1 reported heavy black smoke coming from the Yamaha Golf Cars building in the 10000 block of NW Main Street in North Plains. The TVF&R crew from nearby Station 17 arrived within two minutes and saw smoke coming from the eves of the large metal building and some windows broken by heat.

Firefighters learned that no one was inside the building, so they fought the fire from outside until additional crews arrived and they could safely enter the building. The second alarm was quickly recalled and crews spent more than an hour clearing smoke from the building and salvaging contents.

Preliminary information from the fire investigator indicates the accidental fire started near a golf cart in a storage bay. The building did not have a commercial sprinkler system. TVF&R was assisted by Hillsboro Fire & Rescue, Banks Fire District and Forest Grove Fire & Rescue.

Battalion Chief Jeff Cooper was the incident commander. Cooper states, "Early detection by people in the area, rapid response from TVF&R crews and assistance from partner agencies kept fire damage to a minimum."

TVF&R has been serving the city of North Plains and central Washington County as part of a contract with Washington County Fire District 2 since September, 2015. Last month, TVF&R increased staffing at the North Plains and Midway fire stations from two to three professional firefighters on duty at all times. The additional firefighters are also certified paramedics, which means they can provide near-emergency-room-level care in the field.

This November, voters in North Plains and portions of central Washington County will have the opportunity to decide if they'd like to permanently join Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue.


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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire In Portland
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/23/16 8:09 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster on August 23 10400 block of SE Ramona street in Portland. This single family fire affected 1 adult and 3 children.  The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, health services, mental 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.
Corps seeks comments on Lakeview, Lake County, OR permit application
US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District - 08/23/16 4:48 PM
US Army Corps of Engineers
Portland District

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking comments on a request by The Oregon Department of Transportation to conduct work in Lakeview, Lake County, Oregon. Public Notice NWP-2016-264 is available at http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Notices/
Lincoln Co. 2500 Fire Road Update (Photo)
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - 08/23/16 4:28 PM
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Please see attached update from ODF regarding the Lincoln Co. 2500 Road Fire.

Currently an Oregon Department of Forestry Type 3 incident command team has taken over the incident. They have set up an incident command post located at the Depoe Bay Fire & Rescue station, along with a camp located at Fogarty Creek State Park. Fogarty Creek park is temporarily closed to all public access.

The fire consists of 3 main fires spread out approximately 2 ?1/2 miles, and 2 miles east of Depoe Bay. These fires started as 1 main fire that rapidly grew spotting out in front of it due to high winds. The fire started at approximately 6:00pm Monday August 22, 2016.

These 3 fires have hand line, or dozer lines most of the way around each of them. Today crews are strengthening the lines and using aircraft to control the fire. Crews are also patrolling for more spot fires throughout the fire area.

Over the next 24 -- 36 hours the objective will be to strengthen the lines around the fire especially on the west side. This will prepare the fire to be tested by high temperatures and east winds that are predicted to be on the way.

Citizens are encouraged to be mindful of the heavy traffic in and around Depoe Bay.

There are no evacuations in effect.

Cause: Under investigation

Total personnel: 279

Total acres: approximately 200

Citizens should always be aware of evacuation preparedness under any circumstance. For more information on preparedness levels go to the Lincoln County Emergency Management website: http://www.co.lincoln.or.us/emergencymanagement

Information officer:
Tina Young, Oregon Department of Forestry
971-701-7105


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Happy Valley seek tips in purse theft (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/23/16 4:21 PM
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Happy Valley Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a purse thief.

On Sunday August 21st, 2016 at about 4:30pm an unidentified male suspect stole a purse from an 89 year old victim, while she was at the Happy Valley Station Food Carts at 13551 SE 145th in Happy Valley, OR.

As pictured, the suspect is a white adult male between 30-50 years old, driving a Dodge Ram Truck with no front license plate and a handicap placard hanging from the rear view mirror.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact us using our Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp. Please reference case number 16-23030.

The victim in the case does not wish to be further contacted by the media.

Three Clackamas County cities -- Damascus, Happy Valley, and Wilsonville -- contract with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to provide municipal police services.


Attached Media Files: Suspect vehicle in theft , Suspect in theft
Three establishments sell alcohol to minors in minor decoy operation
Forest Grove Police - 08/23/16 4:18 PM
On 8/18/16, Forest Grove Police with assistance from the Hillsboro Police Department and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission conducted undercover minor decoy missions at local stores, bars and restaurants.

Three establishments sold alcohol to minors in the operation. They were: The King's Head, Mama Jiah's Market and the Half Moon Sports Bar.

The following establishments refused alcohol purchases and were found in compliance: Hello Market, Bites Restaurant, Super Mercado La Montana, Godfathers Pizza, Mini-Mart, FG Tobacco, McMenamins Grand Lodge, Mandarin Chinese, Buffet Dynasty, Little Monkey Deli,
Tienda La Rosa, Jade Green Palace, Rainbow Lanes, Plaid Pantry, and FG Liquor Store.

This mission was part of an on-going collaborative effort to enforce laws related to the unlawful furnishing of alcohol to minors and to discourage underage drinking. More multi-agency operations are planned.

For information on employee training programs and other questions related to OLCC laws and regulation, please visit www.oregon.gov/OLCC.
Be the eyes and ears to help curb arson fires
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/23/16 4:05 PM
Aug. 23, 2016

Contact:
Jeff Bonebrake
503-945-7445
Jeff.c.bonebrake@oregon.gov


Oregon's wildland fire agencies typically battle fires started by lightning or by people's carelessness. But in recent weeks, they've found themselves chasing down fire starts set by arsonists. Dozens of wildfires have broken out in recent weeks across Oregon -- many of them under suspicious circumstances.

Law enforcement and wildfire protection agencies at all levels are working hard to solve these crimes and prevent future arsons. Vigilance is high among Oregon State Police troopers, county sheriff's deputies, and state and federal forestry agencies' field personnel. Oregon's forests are expansive -- 30 million acres -- and they could use the public's help to put a stop to this rash of deliberately set fires.

Thousands of recreationists enjoying the forests this summer can serve as eyes and ears to report suspected illegal activity in the woods. Call the Oregon State Police Tip Line, 503-375-3555, to confidentially report tips.

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Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter to perform at special event Aug. 31 benefitting Clackamas County seniors
Wells Fargo - 08/23/16 3:51 PM
MILWAUKIE, Ore. -- Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Ellen Whyte will perform at a special event hosted by the Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County and Social Services of Clackamas County 4:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at Gray Gables Estate, 3009 S.E. Chestnut St., in Milwaukie.

Attendees will enjoy meat and vegetable skewers, refreshments and networking with other local residents. The $25 tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the Senior Citizens Council in Oregon City at (503) 657-1366.

The raffle prizes include $100 worth of lottery tickets. Wells Fargo has donated a large stuffed pony as a door prize.

Singing a blend of blues, jazz, funk and ballads, Whyte has released four albums. She has fronted bands continuously for more than 30 years across the country and in Canada. Whyte was inducted into the Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame in 2002 and into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame last year.

About Senior Citizens Council
Founded in 1972, Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County provides free or low-cost services to protect the financial and physical safety of home-bound, frail, vulnerable and geographically isolated individuals in Clackamas County, Ore. Many of those served don't have the ability to pay. The SCCCC relies on donations, grants and fundraising events to support those in need. More information about the council is at www.seniorcitizenscouncil.com.
Fatal Crash Highway 42 and I-5 Interchange - Douglas County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/23/16 3:26 PM
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Oregon State Police (OSP) are continuing the investigation into Tuesday morning's fatal crash on Highway 42 and the I-5 Interchange.

On August 23, 2016 at about 11:50 a.m., OSP troopers and emergency responders were dispatched to a two-vehicle fatal crash on Highway 42 and the I-5 Interchange.

Preliminary information indicates that a 2005 Isuzu straight truck, operated by Christopher Bennett, age 33, from Roseburg, was southbound on I-5 and was on the off ramp to Highway 42. For unknown reasons Bennett's truck left the off ramp traveling down an embankment and up a steep incline and onto Highway 42, where it crashed into an eastbound 2007 Toyota Corolla, operated by Marsha Wright, age 62, from Roseburg.

Wright was declared deceased at the scene of the crash. A passenger in the Toyota Corolla, Patricia Van Arsdale, age 22, from Roseburg was transported to Mercy Medical Center with critical injuries. Bennett was transported to Mercy Medical Center with minor injuries.

All involved were wearing safety belts at the time of the crash. The highway was closed for about 4 hours.

OSP troopers from the Roseburg Area Command are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. Investigators are requesting any witnesses that may have not contacted Law Enforcement to please do so by calling OSP at 541-440-3334. Senior Trooper Mark Moore is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Winston-Dillard Fire Department, Douglas County Fire District 2, Bay Cities Ambulance and Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

Photographs provided by OSP.

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Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office investigating apparent Murder-Suicide at residence outside of Troutdale (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/23/16 2:56 PM
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Update: The deceased victim is identified as Ellen Larson, Age 61. The Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office determined the Cause of Death was multiple gunshot wounds, the Manner was ruled a Homicide.

Keith Gregory Larson, Age 62. The Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office determined the Cause of Death was a single gunshot wound. The Manner of Death was ruled a suicide.

Investigation and autopsy findings conclude that this is a case of murder-suicide. Two firearms were used in the commission of this event; a 22 caliber pistol was used in the murder, and a 9mm pistol was used in the suicide. Both weapons were recovered at the scene. The couple were married and lived at the residence.

Based on the investigation, this event likely took place on the evening of Friday August 20, 2016. The investigation is continuing.


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On Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. MCSO deputies responded to the report of a body found in a vehicle outside a residence at 1701 NE Seidl Rd. Troutdale, OR. A landscaping crew spotted the body in a vehicle when they arrived at the residence. Deputies arrived and located the body of a deceased adult female in a vehicle in the driveway of the residence. Deputies searched the residence and discovered the body of a deceased adult male inside the home. MCSO detectives were notified and responded to conduct the investigation. Preliminary investigation indicates both individuals suffered gunshot wounds. Investigators have recovered weapons at the scene and there is no threat to the public. Both of the deceased appear to be in their 60's.

The Medical Examiner has been notified and responded. The bodies will be turned over to the Medical Examiner's office. Identifications are being withheld pending family notifications.

Updates will be provided when more information is available.


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Annual Campfires & Candlelight Event Recreates Night of Historic Fire at Fort Vancouver
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - 08/23/16 2:23 PM
On September 10, 2016, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site will host its annual Campfires & Candlelight event. This free event is the national park's largest living history event of the year.

Beginning at 4 pm, the "Timeline of History" leading from East Fifth Street to the gates of Fort Vancouver will be the site of several camps filled with costumed reenactors sharing the history of the site. As visitors walk closer to the fort, they will be transported further and further back in time. Along this stretch, Living History Group NorthWest will host a World War II camp, the Buffalo Soldiers NW Chapter 9th & 10th Horse Cavalry will host a camp representing Buffalo Soldiers at Vancouver Barracks, and the First Oregon Volunteer Cavalry and Infantry will host a Civil War-era camp. Other camps populated by National Park Service volunteers will represent the site's World War I, Oregon Trail, and Hudson's Bay Company history.

At 5 pm, the gates of the reconstructed Fort Vancouver will open. Inside the fort, reenactors will recreate the night of September 26, 1844. On this night 172 years ago, a massive wildfire that had sparked to the northeast of the fort was moving towards the fort, and would eventually come within 300 feet of the fort's walls. Visitors will be able to interact with volunteers portraying specific characters who were present on that night, and will learn not just about the story of the fire, but also about other important issues from the time period. Learn more about the history behind the event at http://go.usa.gov/xDQ7C

Fort Vancouver and the Timeline of History camps will be open to the public until 10 pm, offering a rare chance to see the fort after dark, and see buildings lit by candlelight, as they would have been in the 19th century.

"Campfires & Candlelight is one of our favorite events, and it's our pleasure to bring it to our community year after year," said Acting Chief Ranger Bob Cromwell. "The theme for our 2016 event - called "Night of the Fire" - is debuting this year, and we are excited to share this exciting - and still relevant - moment in the site's history."

What: Campfires & Candlelight at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Where: 1001 E. Fifth Street, Vancouver, WA 98661

When: The Timeline of History opens at 4 pm. Fort Vancouver opens at 5 pm. The event ends at 10 pm.

Cost: Free
Sheriff's Office Increases Traffic Patrols
Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/23/16 1:50 PM
HOOD RIVER, ORE - The Hood River County Sheriff's Office will be increasing patrols for driving under the influence of intoxicants, safety belt violations and distracted drivers through the Labor Day weekend. The Sheriff's Office participates in two national traffic enforcement campaigns administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Oregon Department of Transportation. Grant funds are allocated to law enforcement agencies in an effort to provide high visibility enforcement of traffic laws during peak travel times. The goal is to reduce fatalities and injuries.

According to NHSTA, on average, over 10,000 people died each year (2010 to 2014) in drunk-driving crashes. During the 2014 Labor Day holiday weekend (6 p.m. August 29 -- 5:59 a.m. September 2), 40 percent of the fatalities in traffic crashes involved drunk drivers, which was the highest percentage over the five years 2010 to 2014. Distracted driving statistics paint a grim picture: In 2014, an estimated 3,179 people were killed and an additional 431,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. It is clear that distracted driving continues to be a deadly driving hazard. Also in 2014, nearly half of the 21,022 passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes were unrestrained, according to NHTSA. During the nighttime hours of 6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m., that number increased to 57 percent of those killed. Law enforcement agencies will write citations day and night, with a zero-tolerance approach.

Please be careful on the roadways. If you suspect someone of driving while impaired call 911 immediately and report it.
Marine Board Seeks Boaters' Feedback for Strategic Planning
Oregon Marine Board - 08/23/16 12:49 PM
The Oregon State Marine Board, working with their Boat Oregon Advisory Teams, has created an online survey in hopes of gathering more feedback from recreational boaters.

The agency's 2017-2022 strategic plan is being developed and the purpose is to outline initiatives that will address issues, emerging concerns and gaps in "the way things are" and "the way boaters want things to be" when they're out recreating.

"It's our mission to serve recreational boaters through education, enforcement, access and environmental stewardship so everyone can have a safe and enjoyable experience," says Director Scott Brewen. "Feedback that we received in developing the last plan gave us tremendous insights on what we can do to improve services and fulfill our mission. A lot of progress was made, and now we'd like to build upon that work with this next strategic plan."

A short survey is available on the Marine Board's website and social media sites. This six question survey should take roughly five minutes to complete. To go directly to the survey, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OSMBStratPln.

To review the 2011-2016 Strategic Plan Accomplishments Report, visit http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/info/Documents/AccomplishmentsReportStratPln2011-2016_Final.pdf.
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Apply Now for Diverse Art Offerings Grant (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 08/23/16 12:27 PM
The Hula Halau Ohana Holo’oko’a mural was funded in part by a diverse art offerings grant from the City of Beaverton. Grant applications for funding of up to $500 will be accepted through Dec. 31. (Photo/City of Beaverton)
The Hula Halau Ohana Holo’oko’a mural was funded in part by a diverse art offerings grant from the City of Beaverton. Grant applications for funding of up to $500 will be accepted through Dec. 31. (Photo/City of Beaverton)
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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The City of Beaverton's Arts Program is accepting applications for the diverse art offerings grant program.


This program supports unexpected art opportunities or events. Projects could include workshops, art classes, or art activities that serve Beaverton residents. This program is intended to support rare or unexpected opportunities, especially for emerging artists, students, and organizations new to the grant application process.


Students, individual artists, and arts and culture organizations who serve the Beaverton community are eligible to apply, as well as Beaverton schools and libraries.


Grants may be awarded up to $500 per event or opportunity, or until all funds are expended. Only one request per individual or organization will be funded each calendar year. Recipients of 2016 Beaverton community art grants are not eligible for this program.


Applications will be accepted through Dec. 31. All funded activities must take place within the 2016 calendar year and must serve Beaverton residents.


To apply online, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/ArtsGrants. For more information, contact artsmail@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: The Hula Halau Ohana Holo’oko’a mural was funded in part by a diverse art offerings grant from the City of Beaverton. Grant applications for funding of up to $500 will be accepted through Dec. 31. (Photo/City of Beaverton)
Dallas man sent to prison for selling Marijuana to minors.
Polk County Dist. Att. Office - 08/23/16 11:46 AM
DALLAS (OR) -- Morgan Keith Haney, 26, of Dallas, pled guilty today in Polk County Circuit Court to Unlawful Delivery of Marijuana to a Minor and Unlawful Delivery of Marijuana Within 1000 Feet of a School. He also pled no-contest to Possession of a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon. Judge Monte Campbell sentenced Haney to a total of 2 years and 10 months in prison and 36 months post-prison supervision for these crimes.

The Dallas Police Department's investigation revealed that Haney had been selling marijuana in the parking lot shared by Dallas High School and Chemeketa Community College. The case was prosecuted by the Polk County District Attorney's Office.
Gresham-Barlow releases final water testing results
Gresham-Barlow Sch. Dist. - 08/23/16 11:24 AM
Gresham-Barlow School District water testing update

On June 1 the Gresham-Barlow School District announced it would voluntarily test for lead in the drinking water of all of the district's schools in light of concerns raised in other school districts in Oregon.

The school district is following information and guidance from the Environmental Protection Agency for lead testing. Testing drinking water quality is a two-step process that starts with sample testing lead accumulation in stagnant water. If the sample test shows potential elevated levels of lead above 15 parts per billion (ppb) those fixtures are immediately shut off and undergo a follow-up test.

School district's precautionary measures
This summer the school district determined out of an abundance of caution that fixtures showing potential elevated levels of lead at or above 10 ppb would also undergo a follow-up test. In addition, while the EPA requires schools to remediate fixtures with lead levels of 20 ppb or over, as a precautionary measure the school district is replacing fixtures/valves on drinking water sources showing levels of 10 ppb or over. For those fixtures showing lead levels of 20 ppb or over, a third round of testing will take place. The fixtures will remain off until test results show the problem has been fixed.

Final testing results on website
As of August 20, the final results of water quality testing have been posted on district and school websites. To see the final results, visit www.gresham.k12.or.us. The information will be shared directly with staff and parents at the school.

Copies of the sampling results are available to the public. To view these results, please visit the school district's facilities department Monday through Friday between 7 am and 3:30 pm. The facilities department is located at 2020 SE Fleming, Gresham, OR 97080.

Information on health effects of lead
For information about the health effects of lead and how to check for lead in your home, visit the Multnomah County Health Department's website: www.leadline.org. To ask questions, call the Multnomah County Lead Hotline at 503-988-4000, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or email leadline@multco.us.

Information about water quality in Gresham-Barlow Schools
For more information about the water quality in Gresham-Barlow Schools, contact the GBSD Community Relations Department at 503-261-4558 or gbsd@gresham.k12.or.us.
'Turning Lives Around With Love' at the Friends of the Carpenter Annual Auction on Oct. 22
Friends of the Carpenter - 08/23/16 11:20 AM
Vancouver, WA -- Friends of the Carpenter (FOC) will host its 14th annual auction on Sat. Oct. 22, 2016, 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Hilton Vancouver, 301 West 6th Street. Tickets are $75 per person; a table of 10 can be purchased for $650.

"We are abundantly blessed by the community's continued support of our organization by attending our annual auction," said Tom Iberle, executive director. "The proceeds enable us to continue our daily work as a faith-based day facility that provides safety, structure and purpose for vulnerable members of our community."

The auction features dinner and both silent and live auctions. The silent auction will include over 100 items such as gift baskets, many heirloom quality woodworking items and more.

Event tickets can be purchased on-line at www.friendsofthecarpenter.org or at the FOC office, 1600 W. 20th Street. If you are unable to attend the auction, but would like to make a financial contribution to FOC, please call 360-750-4752; mail a check to: FOC, P.O. Box 65358, Vancouver, WA 98665; or make an on-line donation at www.friendsofthecarpenter.org.

Special thanks to our 2016 Auction sponsor: Gary & Nancy Ervin

For sponsorship opportunities please contact John Ryan at 360-750-4752.

About Friends of the Carpenter
Friends of the Carpenter was incorporated in Vancouver, WA in Oct. 1998 and began as a vision of a practical outreach of simple welcome and personal interaction between volunteers from the church and people living in poverty. Since the beginning, regular contact has been made with the homeless and poor persons of our community through woodworking events scheduled throughout the community and which, today, are held at FOTC's Friendship Center. Our mission: Friends of the Carpenter is a non-profit, faith-based day facility that provides safety, structure and purpose for vulnerable members of our community. Learn more at friendsofthecarpenter.org.

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Deadline extended for Benton County Sheriff's Office Citizen's Academy
Benton Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/23/16 10:20 AM
The Benton County Sheriff's Office is extending the deadline for applications to its 2016 Citizens' Academy. The new deadline is August 30th. Although the class is filling up, some space remains for those interested in learning about Benton County Sheriff's Office operations.

The Academy begins September 6th and meets for ten sessions ending October 25th. The class will meet each Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and on two Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. -- 2:30 p.m. The Saturdays are scheduled for October 1st and October 22nd.

This free program provides Benton County residents with an opportunity to learn more about what their Sheriff's Office does. Most of the sessions are taught by sworn Deputies who share their experiences with the class. The program includes presentations, tours, demonstrations, and hands-on simulations. All aspects of the Sheriff's Office responsibilities are covered including law enforcement, emergency management, search and rescue, parole and probation, jail operations and the support service and command responsibilities of the Office.

Most participants report that their understanding of the Sheriff's Office greatly improved over the course of the program. A recent graduate noted, "Overall, I am very glad that I had the opportunity to be a part of this program. It's very hands-on, enlightening and enjoyable."

Applications are available online at: www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/page/2016-citizens-academy or in person at the Law Enforcement Center, 180 NW 5th Street, Corvallis. For more information, contact the Benton County Sheriff's Office at 541-766-6858.
Foraging Workshop Will Teach You How to Identify Edible Plants All Around You (Photo)
Columbia Springs - 08/23/16 10:06 AM
Berries, cattails, and dandelions are just a few examples of the many wild edible plants you can find in our local area
Berries, cattails, and dandelions are just a few examples of the many wild edible plants you can find in our local area
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Whether you want to survive a zombie apocalypse or cook healthier cheaper meals for your family, foraging is a practical skill for all ages. Join plant enthusiast Eve Hanlin for a walk around Columbia Springs and an introduction to identifying the safe, easy and free foods that grow in abundance right within our city limits.

What: Intro to Urban Foraging Workshop
When: Saturday, September 17, 10am - Noon
Where: Columbia Springs, 12208 SE Evergreen Hwy / Vancouver, WA 98683
Cost: $5 suggested donation

Pre-registration is required for workshops. To learn more and register, visit columbiasprings.org. For questions, email workshops@columbiasprings.org or call 360-882-0936 x224.


Attached Media Files: Berries, cattails, and dandelions are just a few examples of the many wild edible plants you can find in our local area
Don't let down your guard on wildfires
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/23/16 9:31 AM
Temperatures may have moderated somewhat but Governor Kate Brown and State Fire Marshal Jim Walker want you to remain vigilant in preventing wildfire and reporting arsonists.

The Oregon Department of Forestry has reported that since January 1, 2016, there have been 486 wildfires caused by humans with at least one due to arson. This is an increase over our ten-year average.

Fourteen fires that have broken out in central Oregon over the past few weeks are being investigated as arson, including the Withers Fire north of Paisley that has scorched more than 3,400 acres.

"Oregon continues to experience extremely dry conditions where any stray spark could spell disaster in any area of the state," said State Fire Marshal Jim Walker.

"While you and your family are enjoying Oregon's great outdoors, I encourage you to not only be fire safe but be alert to any suspicious behavior and report it to local law enforcement officials," said Governor Kate Brown.

Tips can also be made by calling the Oregon State Police at 503-375-3555 or 911 in case of an emergency.
PCC garners multitude of honors and awards (Photo)
PCC - 08/23/16 9:23 AM
Third from right, PCC’s facilities director Tony Ichsan and, second from right, PCC’s Sustainability Manager Briar Schoon
Third from right, PCC’s facilities director Tony Ichsan and, second from right, PCC’s Sustainability Manager Briar Schoon
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PORTLAND, Ore. -- While summer marks a quieter time on most college campuses, Portland Community College is seeing an uptick in activity when it comes to the number of awards, honors and grant monies headed its way.

Awards:

The U.S. Small Business Administration has recognized Matt Thomas, founder of Brew Dr. Kombucha and a client of PCC's Small Business Development Center, as Oregon's Small Business Exporter of the year. Craft brewed in Portland since 2009, Brew Dr. Kombucha continues an aggressive growth trajectory and is expanding its company footprint in Canada's natural and conventional grocery channels. Assistance from PCC's SBDC and an SBA loan guaranty have contributed to the product's success and rank as the third largest kombucha producer in the U.S. The SBDC is part of PCC's CLIMB Center for Advancement, which offers both professional training and business development.

Portland Community College has been honored by APPA: Leadership in Education Facilities with the 2016 International Sustainability Award. The award is designed to recognize and advance sustainability excellence in educational facilities and to applaud the integration of sustainable policies and "green" practices throughout all facets of an organization. Tony Ichsan, PCC's facilities director, and Briar Schoon, the college's sustainability manager, traveled to Nashville, Tenn., to attend APPA's annual conference and exhibition and pick up the award.

Narce Rodriguez, dean of Student Development at PCC's Rock Creek Campus, has been tapped as this year's Oregon TRiO Association Achiever. The award honors a college graduate of an Oregon TRiO program who has earned professional, community and personal accomplishments over time. Rodriguez received the award at the annual professional development conference hosted by Oregon TRiO, a non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of low income and first generation college students.

Grants:

The college has been awarded $288,816 from the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission for the "Effecting Cross-Discipline Practices in Education for STEM Success (EXPrESS)" grant. The project will expand recruitment, retention and support for women and underrepresented student groups in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) transfer degree programs, specifically those studying physics, chemistry and engineering. Activities will focus on STEM identification (as a STEM learner and professional), curriculum revisions, pedagogical innovations, student support, career and transfer preparation, and partnerships.

The Metro Area Communications Commission has awarded $48,600 to PCC to upgrade and replace equipment in its broadcast studio, part of the college's Multimedia program. The program produces the newscast "PCC Bridges TV News" and original programming for Channel 27, the college's cable access channel, which provides students with valuable training and skills.

The college has been awarded $37,491 from the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission to adapt two existing, successful open education resources for PCC's calculus sequence. The resulting textbook and platform will better align with course content and outcome guides and will include both print and digital versions for portable devices.


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: Third from right, PCC’s facilities director Tony Ichsan and, second from right, PCC’s Sustainability Manager Briar Schoon , 2016-08/40/97134/NarceRodriguez.jpg
New Safety Standards for BLM and Partner Organizations' Fire Response
Bureau of Land Management Oregon & Washington - 08/23/16 9:18 AM
Portland, Ore. -- New standards for training, equipment and communication established this week will enhance the safety and efficiency of the partnership between the Bureau of Land Management and Oregon's Rangeland Fire Protection Associations (RFPA). The intent is to ensure a cohesive, safe and efficient response when firefighters from RFPAs are working alongside state and Federal employees.

"The RFPAs are an important element in initial response to wildfire starts on more than 13 million acres managed by the BLM in eastern Oregon," said acting Oregon/Washington State Director Ron Dunton. "The BLM is committed to strengthening our local partnerships," continued Dunton.

The RFPAs are comprised primarily of ranchers in an area who have come together to respond to wildfires. Given the size and remoteness of many Western rangelands, local RFPAs are often the first to respond to a fire start, gaining valuable time until BLM crews arrive. Cooperation among these groups and the BLM, in Oregon as elsewhere, has been improving in recent years.

The new standards, which set minimum age and training requirements as well as communication protocols and personal protective gear needs, also designate the Incident Command System as the management structure that will be used. All elements of the standards are designed to enhance the safety of all firefighters at an incident and facilitate efficient operations.

"This summer, the communication, collaboration and cooperation has been phenomenal between the agencies and the RFPAs," said Marvin Vetter, ODF rangeland fire protection coordinator. "The interactions have all been great." Vetter said after a recent lightning storm in Baker County. The RFPAs responded on initial attack to 15 lightning fires along with the State of Oregon Department of Forestry, BLM, and U.S. Forest Service firefighters, and everything went smoothly. Similarly the Juntura RFPA responded to the 24,000-acre Juntura Complex of fires on the BLM Vale District, providing much-needed resources and support.

A copy of the RFPA guidance is available online at: www.blm.gov/or/resources/fire
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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.


Attached Media Files: 2016-08/5514/97133/RFPA_Guidance_News_Release_8-22-16.pdf , RFPA Guidance -- August 2016
Time running out on Oregon taxpayers with expired refund checks
Oregon Dept. of Revenue - 08/23/16 9:07 AM
SALEM, Oregon--Thousands of taxpayers across Oregon have tax refund money awaiting them, but it'll soon be harder to get. After state checks expire, two years from their issuance date, there's a limited window of time to get them reissued before additional requirements apply.

"We still have more than 5,000 taxpayers with almost $1 million in expired checks," said Steve Bergmann, Oregon Department of Revenue accounting manager. "We want these taxpayers to get their money before they have to take additional steps."

Revenue sent letters to nearly 7,000 taxpayers in July, warning them that their checks are expired and they need to request a new check before the amount is transferred to the Department of State Lands (DSL). Some have already asked for a reissued check, claiming their portion of almost $1.5 million in expired refunds that Revenue identified in July. If you got a notification letter from Revenue, Bergmann said you should sign the notification letter and return it as soon as possible to have your check reissued.

Each October, Revenue has to send any expired check amounts to the Unclaimed Property Program at DSL. To claim property from DSL, taxpayers need a notarized claim and copies of identity-verifying documents.

Bergmann said the most common reasons for not cashing a refund check are misplacement of the check and having an incorrect mailing address on file with Revenue. He said taxpayers should notify Revenue of any address changes to ensure receipt of all tax-related correspondence.

Visit www.oregon.gov/dor to get tax forms, check the status of your refund, or make tax payments; call 1 (800) 356-4222 toll-free (English or Spanish) or (503) 378-4988; or email, questions.dor@oregon.gov. For TTY (hearing or speech impaired), call 1 (800) 886-7204.
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Mon. 08/22/16
Small Wildland Fire NE of Depoe Bay
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - 08/22/16 7:29 PM
Thank you in advance for your assistance with community the following information to our Lincoln County Community Members.

The smoke in the NE area of Depoe Bay to Lincoln City is due to a small wildland fire 2 miles east of Depoe Bay. Local Fire Officials are on scene and NO structures are threatened. Community Members are asked to NOT call 911 unless it is an emergency; Fire Officials are aware of the situation and are on scene.

More information will be provided to local, regional media as it becomes available. Information requests can be directed to:

Virginia "Jenny" Demaris
Emergency Manager
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
225 W. Olive St., Newport, Oregon 97365
vdemaris@co.lincoln.or.us
(541) 265-4199 Office
(541) 270-0702 Cell
Teen Driver Rescued From Submerged Vehicle In Canal - Crook County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/22/16 5:43 PM
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On August 22, 2016 at about 7:50AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a car that had crashed into an irrigation canal on Highway 370 near milepost 10, (six miles west of Prineville).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2003 Ford Taurus was traveling eastbound on Highway 370 (O'Neil Highway) when the vehicle drifted off the roadway and onto the shoulder. The driver attempted to bring the vehicle onto the highway but lost control, crossing both lanes of travel. The car rolled over after it left the north side of the highway, upside down into an irrigation canal. The vehicle was submerged in the canal which had approximately 18" of water in it.

Two other motorists stopped and quickly began efforts to free the driver from the vehicle. The witnesses had to recline the driver's seat and use a knife to cut the driver from her seat belt. The driver, a sixteen year old female from Redmond was taken by private vehicle to an area hospital for minor injuries.

According to the driver's father, Denis FAST, he credits the quick measures the motorists who stopped at the crash scene by saving his daughter from drowning.

No further information.


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Community organizations team up to host Teen Health Expo to be held Tues., Aug. 23, at Hillsboro Clinic
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area - 08/22/16 5:36 PM
Washington County Public Health, the Neighborhood Health Center, and the Inukai Family Boys & Girls Club Youth Advisory Council are teaming up to host a Teen Health Expo. The event will be held at the Hillsboro Clinic at 266 W. Main Street on Tuesday August 23, 2016 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

This event will be an informative and positive exposition to educate teens and young adults on reproductive health options and resources available in the County. All members of the community are welcome.
Media Advisory: City of Gresham welcomes home Olympian Sam Crouser; Javelin thrower returns to PDX from Brazil on Tuesday, Aug. 23
City of Gresham - 08/22/16 5:19 PM
Memories for a lifetime! Gresham native and Olympian Sam Crouser, 24, returns home after competing in track and field at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Crouser will be greeted by Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis and local dignitaries at the Portland International Airport when his flight arrives at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday. The Gresham High School graduate and University of Oregon Duck represented Oregon and the United States in the men's javelin. Sam competed on the U.S. team with his cousin, Ryan Crouser, a Barlow High School graduate, who set a new Olympic record and won gold in the men's shot put. Ryan will not be at this event, but is expected to return to Gresham next month.

WHAT: A highly anticipated gathering at the airport gate as proud city leaders welcome Sam home from the Olympics.

WHO: Mayor Shane Bemis, Gresham City Councilors, Sam's family and friends.

WHERE: Portland International Airport, United Airlines Flight 569 (Sam will be greeted just outside of the security area).

WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 23, est. flight arrival is 11:40 AM

VISUALS and INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:
- Lots of hugs and cheering.
- A large welcome-home banner.
- Balloons.
- A 6'6, 229-pound Olympic athlete.
- Mayor Shane Bemis.

PLEASE NOTE: A separate event will be planned for Ryan Crouser, who will be returning to Gresham next month.
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The City of Salem Continues Burn Ban During Red Flag Conditions
City of Salem - 08/22/16 4:18 PM
With the extended weather forecast continuing to call for high temperatures and gusty winds, the City of Salem will continue to ban open burning until further notice.

All outdoor burning, including ceremonial and recreational fires, will continue to be prohibited within the City of Salem. This ban is based on weather conditions and community fire safety needs. The ban will remain in effect through this week. The City will reevaluate the forecast later this week prior to determining burn status for the weekend.

Cooking outdoors in approved propane or charcoal barbecue grills is allowed during this total burning ban, but always remember and follow safe grilling practices, and properly dispose of coals in a metal container when finished.

The Burn Ban includes the following open burning situations:

1. Agricultural burning
2. Land clearing or slash burning
3.Recreational fires, including:
a. Backyard fire pits
b. Outdoor fireplaces and portable fireplaces
4. Ceremonial Fires

Individuals found to be in violation of these requirements during the burn ban may be held liable for the cost of extinguishment and for any property damage resulting from an illegal fire.

For any questions please call the City of Salem Fire Department at 503-588-6245.
MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OP: Over 150 University of Portland students volunteer at schools, parks and non-profits across the city as part of public service project, August 23-24
University of Portland - 08/22/16 3:26 PM
(Portland, OR) -- Over 150 University of Portland students, including 120 freshmen and transfer students, arrived on campus early this week to volunteer at local schools, parks and non-profit organizations during the Moreau Center's annual Service Plunge, August 23-24.

Under the direction of 30 student leaders, Service Plunge volunteers will complete several projects at eleven locations around Portland prior to the start of the 2016-17 school year on August 29. Volunteer projects include clean-up and preparation at four Portland Public Schools, working with five local non-profits and clean-up and maintenance support at two Portland Parks & Recreation sites.

Media is invited to visit students at any of these Service Plunge work sites. Student leaders and students will be available for on camera interviews during the times stated below:

- Tuesday, August 23 -
Where: CAESAR CHAVEZ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 5103 N. Willis Blvd.
What: 115 UP students participating in school clean-up and prep
When: 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Over 115 University of Portland will help staff at Caesar Chavez Elementary School prepare for the start of the new school year. Students will be painting and doing other maintenance projects to help support the school.

- Wednesday, August 24 -
Where: HARPER'S PLAYGROUND AND ARBOR LODGE PARK, 2525 N Dekum Street
What: 25 UP students volunteering with playground clean-up and maintenance
When: 9am to 12noon
University of Portland students helped construct Harper's Playground, Portland's first universally-accessible playground inspired by Harper Goldberg, in 2012. This week students are back to help the Goldberg family and Portland Parks & Recreation by cleaning up trash, weeding, spreading bark mulch and returning sand into the sand play area.

- Wednesday, August 24 -
Where: COLUMBIA CHILDREN'S ARBORETUM, 10040 NE 6th Drive
What: 48 UP students assisting Friends of Trees with removing invasive species
When: 9am to 12noon
This Service Plunge includes removing invasive species and protecting recently planted native trees and shrubs at the Columbia Children's Arboretum, a 110-acre arboretum and natural area tucked away by the Columbia River and just five miles from the UP campus.

- About the Moreau Center -
The Moreau Center, according to its mission statement, "helps develop skills, knowledge, and habits to serve the world through hope, compassion and solidarity. Rooted in Catholic social teaching, we provide direct service opportunities, leadership development, reflection and social analysis. We aim to make God known, loved and served by caring for our neighbors, building community and working for the common good."  The Moreau Center is named in honor of Rev. Basil Moreau, C.S.C., founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross.

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The University of Portland is an independently governed Catholic university guided by the Congregation of Holy Cross. U.S. News & World Report ranks the institution as one of the top ten regional universities in the American West. It is the only school in Oregon to offer a College of Arts & Sciences, a graduate school, and nationally accredited programs in the schools of business, education, engineering and nursing.
Sheriff's Office Launches Summer Driving Campaign (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/22/16 3:22 PM
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Last Friday the Marion County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team launched two separate driving campaigns focused to create a safe traveling experience for our visitors and residence. Beginning August 19th and ending September 5th deputies will be working our roadways focusing on impaired and distracted driving.

Our partners at the Oregon Department of transportation have offered eleven tips to "ditch the distractions."

1. Turn it off and stow it. Turn your phone off or switch it to silent mode before you get in the car. Then stow it away so that it's out of reach.
2. Spread the word. Record a message on your phone that tells callers you're driving and will get back to them when you're off the road, or sign up for a service that offers this feature.
3. Install an app. Apps can help you avoid texting while driving. Go to your app store and search for "distracted driving."
4. Pull over. If you need to make a call, pull over to a safe area first.
5. Use your passengers. Ask a passenger to make the call or respond to a text for you.
6. X the text. Don't ever text and drive, browse online or read your email while driving. It's dangerous and against the law in most states. Even voice-to-text isn't risk-free.
7. Know the law. Familiarize yourself with state and local laws before you get in the car. Oregon prohibits the use of hand-held cell phones in addition to texting.
8. Prepare. If using a GPS device, enter your destination before you start to drive. If you prefer a map or written directions, review them in advance. If you need help while driving, ask a passenger to assist you or pull over to a safe location to change your GPS or review your map/directions.
9. Secure your pets. Unsecured pets can be a big distraction in the car.
10. Mind the kids. Pull over to a safe place to address situations involving children in the car.
11. Focus on driving. Multi-tasking behind the wheel is dangerous. Refrain from eating, drinking, reading, grooming, smoking, and any other activity that takes your mind and eyes off the road.

The Sheriff's Office would like to remind our motorist to drive safe and sober, extra patrols are made possible by grants through the Oregon State Sheriff's Association and the Oregon Department of Transportation.


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Reminder of Press Conference - NW Regional Rollout of Text to 911
Clark Regional Emergency Services (CRESA) - 08/22/16 2:50 PM
911 Agencies, in NW Oregon and SW Washington, Unveil Text to 911 Capability on August 23rd, 2016

August 23rd, 2016 -- Vancouver, WA --
Members of the media are invited to a press conference on August 23rd, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Clark Regional Emergency Services agency at 710 W 13th Street in Vancouver, Washington.
Eight 911 agencies will have representatives speaking about the importance of text-to-911, demonstrating the capability of how 911 dispatchers can receive and respond to text messages during emergencies. This capability will be of utmost importance if the caller is deaf, hard-of-hearing, speech impaired, for when speaking out loud would put the caller in danger.
Given some of the limitations of the technology, however, our primary message will be "Call if you can, Text if you can't" as voice calls are still the fastest way to communicate and receive help from 911.
The eight 911 agencies who will be present will include Clackamas County Department of Communications (CCOM), Marion Area Multi-Agency Emergency Telecommunications Dispatch (METCOM), Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA), Bureau of Emergency Communications (BOEC), Astoria 911, Columbia County 911, Lake Oswego Communications (LOCOM), and Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency (WCCCA).
Your presence is appreciated and will grant you access to representatives that will address information around text to 911, answer questions about text to 911, and provide you a look at live demonstration of text to 911. Members of the deaf and hard of hearing community will also be invited and this press conference will be sign interpreted.
Please RSVP to Kristine.devore@clark.wa.gov so that you can be provided a parking pass and to facilitate logistics.
***Update - Name Correction**** Lapine Man Killed In Highway 97 Crash - Deschutes County
Oregon State Police - 08/22/16 2:32 PM
Obrien not Obrian

Previous Release:
On August 22, 2016 at about 8:15AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a head-on collision on Highway 97 near milepost 145 (south of Bend).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu was traveling northbound on Highway 97 (in the fast lane) when it rear-ended a 2016 Ford F350, also traveling northbound. After this impact, the Chevrolet slid out of control, crossing the center yellow line and was struck on the passenger side by a southbound 2009 Honda Accord.

The driver of the Chevrolet, Joshua S MATTHES, age 25, of La Pine, was pronounced deceased on scene by emergency personnel. The driver of the Honda, Ashley S OBRIEN, age 24, of Oak Park, California, was seriously injured and taken to Saint Charles in Bend for medical treatment. The driver of the Ford, John NORRIS, age 59, of Bend was not injured.

Highway 97 was closed for one hour for the investigation to be conducted. OSP was assisted on scene by the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Sunriver Fire, Bend Fire and the Oregon Department of Transportation. This is an ongoing investigation; more information will be released as it becomes available.
Marion County Fire Defense Board Lifts Burn Ban (Photo)
Silverton Fire Dist. - 08/22/16 2:25 PM
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Due to the return of cooler weather and the increase of humidity, the Marion County Fire Defense Board has lifted the total burn ban that was imposed last Thursday, August 18, 2016, effective immediately. Recreational and agricultural fires are allowed within Marion County beginning today, August 22nd. This does not include ODF regulated lands.

Remember that Oregon Department of Forestry Fire restrictions and closures still apply on all ODF regulated/protected lands which includes all burning. Please contact the nearest Oregon Department of Forestry office for details and further information about waivers for regulated use rules including campfire waivers. Campfires in designated County, State, and Federal parks and campgrounds, are not affected at this time. Please refer to those entities for specific regulations for those locations.

Silverton Fire District urges residents to continue to use extreme caution with smoking materials, barbecues, and other open flames.

Visit our website at www.silvertonfire.com for more tips, including how to protect a home located in a wildland urban interface, from a potential wildfire.

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Attached Media Files: Silverton Fire Wildland Fire
Tigard Man Suffers Burns After Hash-Oil Explosion
Tigard Police - 08/22/16 2:03 PM
On August 20th shortly before 6 p.m., Tigard Police were dispatched to a report of an explosion occurring at the Park Glen Apartments located at 9305 SW Commercial Street in Tigard. Within minutes, a Tigard officer arrived and observed that a window on the second floor was blown out leaving glass strewn throughout the parking lot area as well as the window frame pulled-away from the building. The officer attempted contact at the affected apartment unit and was met at the door by the tenant who had visible burns over his body, neck and face. After quickly checking for other possible occupants, the officer escorted the victim to the arriving emergency medical units to be treated. The victim had been alone in the rental unit at the time of the explosion. No others were injured.

Investigators learned that the victim allegedly had attempted to create hash-oil which involves the use of flammables and other accelerants when the explosion occurred. The Westside Interagency Narcotics (WIN) team as well as the TVF&R Hazardous Materials Team were summoned to assist with the investigation.

The victim was transported by ambulance to Emanuel Hospital in Portland. No arrest has been made. The incident remains under investigation.
Overnight assault may be bias crime
Fairview Police Dept. - 08/22/16 1:39 PM
On August 21, 2016 at about 11p.m. Fairview Police responded to a report of a food theft from a gas station located at Fairview Parkway and NE Sandy Blvd. The suspect in that case was last seen walking east on Sandy Blvd. Just as officers cleared the theft call, they received a call regarding an assault from the Portland RV Park located in the 21400 block of NE Sandy, just a short distance away from the theft call. The caller described the suspect and that description matched the description of the suspect from the theft.

It was reported to the police that the suspect, later identified as 26 year old Matthew Holt, had approached the victim, an adult male who was apparently identified by the suspect as being gay, and asked if he had drugs for sale. After telling Mr. Holt that he and his family didn't have or use drugs, Mr. Holt started walking away deeper into the RV park. Concerned about what Mr. Holt may do, the victim followed Mr. Holt at a distance while the victim's partner called 911. The victim saw Mr. Holt pick up a chair from another resident's RV site. The victim told Mr. Holt to put the chair back and Mr. Holt responded by trying to hit the victim with the chair, and then by punching the victim in the face which caused a minor injury to the victim. Mr. Holt then walked away and was later discovered by Fairview Police where he was placed under arrest.

Mr. Holt made statements to the arresting officer that led the officer to believe that the assault was motivated at least in part by the victim's sexual identity. Follow-up investigation has supported a basis for this presumption. Mr. Holt will be charged with Assault in the 4th degree (class A misdemeanor; causing physical injury to another person) and Intimidation in the 2nd degree (class A misdemeanor; offensive physical contact/simple assault based upon a person's protected status, i.e. sexual orientation).

We do not believe that there are any more victims and at this time we do not believe there is an ongoing threat to the community. This case has been referred to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for prosecution.

The Fairview Police Department would like to thank the victim and witnesses in this case for providing clear statements and descriptions to officers that led to the arrest in this case. It is not always easy for people to report crimes when they have been victimized and their courage is commended.

Assaults are never acceptable. However, when they are conducted with motivation to harm someone because of their race, gender, or, as it appears in this case, sexual identity, the crime takes on a more repugnant tone. Laws are in place to protect those who have historically been victimized without protections. The Fairview Police Department will thoroughly pursue all bias crimes when brought to our attention. We are pleased that the outcome of this crime was not serious in terms of physical injury, however, we are concerned any time a member of our community is targeted due to their sexual identity, race, or other protected group.
Department of Revenue releases marijuana tax collection numbers
Oregon Dept. of Revenue - 08/22/16 1:24 PM
SALEM, Ore.--As of July 31, the Department of Revenue has processed $25.5 million in marijuana tax payments this year. Medical marijuana dispensaries started collecting a 25-percent tax on their recreational marijuana sales in January.

Dispensaries' second quarter returns were due August 1, 2016. Any dispensary that collected taxes on the sale of recreational marijuana products is required to file a quarterly return. Dispensaries can be penalized for failing to file these returns in a timely manner. The quarterly return form and instructions are available at www.oregon.gov/dor/marijuana. If dispensaries have any questions about filling out the form or their filing obligation, they can contact the Marijuana Tax Program at (503) 947-2597 or marijuanatax.dor@oregon.gov.

Visit www.oregon.gov/dor to get tax forms, check the status of your refund, or make tax payments; or call 1 (800) 356-4222 toll-free from an Oregon prefix (English or Spanish); (503) 378-4988 in Salem and outside Oregon; or email, questions.dor@oregon.gov. For TTY (hearing or speech impaired), call 1 (800) 886-7204.
More Local Red Cross Responders Head Out to Help Louisiana Flood Relief Efforts
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/22/16 12:49 PM
Twenty-seven Red Cross responders from Oregon and Southwest Washington are on the ground in Louisiana helping with the flood relief efforts; Red Cross has served more than 200,000 meals/snacks and provided 39,000 overnight stays.

PORTLAND, Ore., August 22, 2016 -- The American Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) has deployed additional responders to Louisiana to help with flood relief efforts.

To date, 27 responders from Bend, Tigard, Monmouth, Wood Village, Medford, Silverton, Florence, Salem, Portland, Lake Oswego, Wolf Creek, Keiser, Williams, and Turner, Oregon, as well as Longview and Vancouver, Washington are either on the ground or heading to Louisiana. They are assisting affected communities by managing shelters, providing emergency financial assistance, health and mental health services, transportation services, and coordinating with local government entities to help deliver assistance.

Volunteers on the ground describe the damage as "catastrophic". Patty Albin and her husband Chuck, from Medford, Oregon, are among the 1,700 Red Cross responders from throughout the nation helping people who have lost everything.

"This morning a family from Baton Rouge came to us to get help -- a woman, man and two small children." Patty Albin said. "They told us they had stayed at a hotel until their money ran out and since then have been living in their car. We helped to make sure they got to a Red Cross shelter. Just before they left, the woman mentioned today is the little boy's birthday. He is turning seven. We brought him a stuffed Mickey Mouse toy and he lit up. This is why we're here. To give comfort and help people connect with the resources they need," Patty said.

The Albin's have family members in Baton Rouge who were affected by the storm. Chuck's brother and his family lost everything in the widespread flooding. The Albin's volunteer with the Red Cross for as many as 12 hours per day and then head to Chuck's brother's home to help their family with clean-up efforts.

THE SITUATION IN LOUISIANA:
The flooding in Louisiana is the worst natural disaster to hit the United States since Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Early estimates predict the massive Red Cross relief effort could cost at least $30 million, although the cost estimate may grow as we learn more about the scope and magnitude of the devastation. Local officials are estimating that more than 40,000 homes have been damaged. This is the second time in five months that Louisiana has seen more than 24 inches of rain during a single storm.

Red Cross workers are providing shelter, food and comfort right now, and will continue to be there in the weeks and months as ahead, helping residents recover from this disaster. Each day, the Red Cross is able to get into more and more neighborhoods, and volunteers are working tirelessly to provide assistance. In some areas, residents are still experiencing flooding, while other neighborhoods are facing the challenge of cleaning up.

Here are some of the ways the Red Cross is helping people affected by flooding:
Distributing food: since the onset of the flooding, the Red Cross and partners have served more than 200,000 meals and snacks.
Providing shelter: on Saturday night 3,000 people were still seeking refuge in 20 Red Cross and community shelters in Louisiana. At the peak of the floods, more than 50 shelters provided safety for more than 10,000 people. The Red Cross has provided more than 39,000 overnight shelter stays since the flooding began.
Distributing relief supplies: Red Cross has distributed more than 32,000 relief items. Dozens of disaster response vehicles and trailer-loads of relief supplies are in Louisiana. Some of these supplies include water, personal hygiene items, insect repellant, cleaning kits and bleach.
Connecting people to resources: the Red Cross call center has handled more than 16,000 calls from people seeking information and help since the floods began.
Shelter volunteers are providing emotional support and helping to replace items like lost eyeglasses and medications.

HOW TO HELP:
Donations are urgently needed. To help people affected by the Louisiana Floods or the California Wildfires visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS. These donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small.

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/Cascades or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossCasc.


Attached Media Files: 2016-08/1190/97112/News_Release_-_More_Local_Responders_Head_to_Louisiana;_Thousands_Still_Staying_at_Red_Cross_Shelters.pdf
Oregon Credit Unions Can Help Relieve Financial Stress
Northwest Credit Union Assn. - 08/22/16 11:40 AM
TIGARD, OR. -- The top cause of financial stress for Oregonians is paying debt, according to a new, nationwide survey by GoBankingRates. Key factors contributing to that stress in the Beaver State are credit card debt and high housing costs.

Credit unions can help, because they offer better interest rates on credit cards, loans, and savings accounts than most banks. For example, Oregon credit union members saved a collective $31 million in credit card interest rates last year vs. what they would have been charged by banks. Credit unions charged 5.63% lower interest rates than banks on classic credit cards. Oregon's credit unions also generally offer better interest rates on 15 and 30-year mortgages and home equity loans. Most credit unions also provide free financial counseling to help you manage your money.

How is all of this possible? Credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives, owned by their members. With no stockholders to pay, earnings are reinvested in the members.

Find out more about credit union membership by visiting http://www.asmarterchoice.org.
The GoBankingRates survey on financial stress can be found here: https://www.gobankingrates.com/personal-finance/financial-stress-state/

Source: Informa Resource Services, National Credit Union Association and Credit Union National Association analysis for the year ending March 31, 2016.




Attached Media Files: 2016-08/4992/97110/Oregon_credit_unions_can_help_relieve_financial_stress.docx
Coffee with a Cop set for August 24-Date Correction
Salem Police Dept. - 08/22/16 11:38 AM
Please note this event is August 24

Officers from the Salem Police Department extend an invitation to Salem residents for coffee and conversation at Starbucks Coffee Company, 1134 Lancaster DR NE, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 24.

The event, known as Coffee with a Cop, is an opportunity for community members to join officers for good conversation over an enjoyable cup of coffee.

"We hope the community has come to enjoy our coffee meets," said Lt. Dave Okada whose section oversees and participates in the program, "We are excited to be holding this next event in northeast Salem. Each session has been enjoyable as we have had the opportunity to have great dialogue with our community members in a relaxed and comfortable setting," Okada added.

The August event makes the fifth time the Salem Police Department meets with Salem residents as Coffee with a Cop has evolved into a standard community outreach program.

For more information about the event, please contact the Salem Police Crime Prevention Unit at 503-588-6175.

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Washington Credit Unions Can Help Relieve Financial Stress
Northwest Credit Union Assn. - 08/22/16 11:38 AM
SEATAC, WA. -- The top cause of financial stress for Washingtonians is paying off debt, according to a new, nationwide survey by GoBankingRates. A key factor contributing to that stress in the Evergreen State is credit card debt, which averages over $6,200 a year and is higher than average debt in most states.

Washington Credit unions can help you manage that stress, because they offer much lower interest rates on credit cards. For example, Washington credit union members saved a collective $111 million in credit card interest rates last year vs. what they would have been charged by banks. Credit unions charged 5.63% lower interest rates than banks on classic credit cards. Most credit unions also provide free financial counseling to help you manage your money.

How is all of this possible? Credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives, owned by their members. With no stockholders to pay, earnings are reinvested in the members.

Find out more about credit union membership by visiting http://www.asmarterchoice.org.
The GoBankingRates survey on financial stress can be found here: https://www.gobankingrates.com/personal-finance/financial-stress-state/

Source: Informa Resource Services, National Credit Union Association and Credit Union National Association analysis for the year ending March 31, 2016.


Attached Media Files: 2016-08/4992/97109/Washington_credit_unions_can_help_relieve_financial_stress.docx
Magazine Salesman Arrested for Harassment
Corvallis Police - 08/22/16 11:32 AM
On August 21, 2016, at 3:22 pm Corvallis Police Department officers responded to an address on SE Bayou Place after a female resident reported a door-to-door magazine salesman touched her in an offensive manner and made sexually suggestive statements to her. The suspect, 20-year-old Laderrick McCray of Mississippi, came to the victim's residence as an employee of an out of state magazine sales company. McCray was very pushy and flirtatious, and led the victim from the doorway of her residence by putting his arm around her lower back. He then insisted that she let him come inside the residence, which she refused to do. His demeanor and comments made the victim uncomfortable and concerned for her personal safety.

McCray ultimately left the residence after the female returned inside her house, locked the door, and called police. Based on the suspect description, McCray was later located and arrested on the crime of Harassment. He was lodged at the Benton County Correctional Facility on that charge with a bail of $12,500.

Below is a link to McCray's booking photo:
https://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/inmate_detail?inmate=1600001438
Media Map Maintenance
Portland/Mult Co 9-1-1 - 08/22/16 11:30 AM
Access to the BOEC Media Map will be impacted on Tuesday On August 23, 2016 from 5AM to 7AM for routine maintenance.
UPDATED: Arjun Chagarlamudi, M.D., Joins Cascade Cardiology (Photo)
VanNatta Public Relations - 08/22/16 11:11 AM
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Salem, OR, (Aug. 22, 2016) - Arjun Chagarlamudi, M.D., has joined Cascade Cardiology. Chagarlamudi comes to Salem from Greenville, NC, where he recently completed his Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at East Carolina University.

Chagarlamudi graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine in 2008. Originally from Canada, he will be joining Cascade Cardiology and treat Medicaid patients among all other insured.

"I'm looking forward to joining Cascade Cardiology and being part of a team that treats patients across a wide spectrum of stages and conditions. In addition to seeing patients with advanced disease, I'd like to see and treat active, healthy patients from a preventative perspective in order to mitigate cardiovascular risk," said Chagarlamudi.

While completing his Internal Medicine Residency and Cardiovascular Disease Fellowships, Chagarlamudi participated in medical missions in developing countries. During his trips to Haiti, Nicaragua and Palestine he provided care to those who usually don't have the opportunity to receive quality treatment. "The most rewarding part of participating in medical missions is being able to bring the highest standard of U.S. medicine to an underserved population, who are often in dire need of this care," he said.

Chagarlamudi will join Maziar Azadpour, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, Ashit G. Patel, M.D., FACC, FHRS and Harminder P. Gandhok, M.D., FACC, FSCAI in the practice. Cascade Cardiology is headquartered in Salem, Oregon at the Meridian at 777 Commercial ST SE and has two additional locations to serve patients at Woodburn Health Center at 1475 Mount Hood AVE, Woodburn and at Silverton Health at 400 Welch ST, Silverton. www.CascadeCardiology.com or 503-485-4787.

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ABOUT CASCADE CARDIOLOGY: Cascade Cardiology is headquartered in Salem, Oregon at the Meridian at 777 Commercial ST SE and has two additional locations to serve patients at Woodburn Health Center at 1475 Mount Hood AVE, Woodburn and at Silverton Health at 400 Welch ST, Silverton. Cascade Cardiology is a member of the Salem Health's Cardiology CIN. They offer comprehensive, noninvasive and invasive cardiovascular care that includes interventional, peripheral vascular, cardiac rhythm management, advanced heart failure and arrhythmia care. The clinic manages complex cardiac patients including treating advanced heart failure patients as inpatient and/or outpatient. Cascade Cardiology is accredited in the area of adult Transthoracic by the ICAEL (The Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories). Accreditation means that Cascade has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. The ICAEL grants this widely respected accreditation only to those facilities found to be providing quality patient care in compliance with national standards, a comprehensive application process and review.

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Oregon Department of Forestry Fire Update: August 22
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/22/16 10:40 AM
Fires on ODF-Protected Lands
The weather service issued a red flag warning effective through today in South Central Oregon.

NEW

Shed Fire
The 12-acre Shed Fire about 10 miles east of Chiloquin started yesterday evening. The cause is under investigation.

UPDATE

Withers Fire
The 3,424-acre Withers Fire one mile north of Paisley is 85 percent contained. Evacuation notices lifted. For more information click here https://www.facebook.com/scofmpfireinfo.

An arsonist started the fire. Officials are conducting a criminal investigation. Specific details will not be released during the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 541-947-2504. For information on any other suspicious activity on public lands call Oregon State Police at 503-375-3555. For emergencies call 911.

Fires on Other Jurisdictions

For more info on these fires visit the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center.

NEW

Cherry Road Fire
The 14,500-acre Cherry Road Fire burning 7 miles southwest of Adrian is 5 percent contained.

UPDATES

Rail Fire
The 30,273-acre Rail Fire burning 5 miles west of Unity is 35 percent contained.

Sheridan Fire
The 191-acre Sheridan Fire burning 13 miles north of La Pine is 80 percent contained. Evacuation notices lifted.

Fire Statistics

Fire statistics are for the current year and the average over the past 10 years for the 16 million acres of private and public forestland protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry. When fire activity increases, the latest information might not be included in the statistics.

January 1, 2016, through yesterday:
Lightning-caused fires: 61 fires burned 2,338 acres
Human-caused fires: 486 fires burned 1,964 acres
Total: 547 fires burned 4,302 acres

10-year average (for this period of the year):
Lightning-caused fires: 261 fires burned 28,675 acres
Human-caused fires: 465 fires burned 4,480 acres
Total: 726 fires burned 33,155 acres

For info on breaking fires, go to the department's wildfire blog.
TODAY - N. PDX Back to School Bash to Connect Families w/ Community Resources for Upcoming School Year
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 08/22/16 6:00 AM
(Portland, OR) August 11, 2016 -- "It takes a village to raise a child," and on August 22, 2016, that village will be North Portland coming together to help hundreds of kids get ready for school. The Salvation Army is hosting its first Back to School Bash from 11am -- 4pm at its location at 5325 N. Williams Ave. There, resources will be provided for youth and parents, specifically Middle and High School-aged kids, not only so that they can be prepared for the coming school year, but to also to prepare them for the future. Resources could include: free haircuts, food, school supplies and clothing, tutoring and homework help, nutrition and hygiene education and services, connections to medical services, career and employment support, and more.

"Our goal is to connect parents and students with the resources they need for the upcoming school year -- especially middle school and high school-aged kids," says Captain Angel Marquez, Corps Officer at The Salvation Army Moore Street Corps in North Portland. "We have noticed that younger students generally have more support available to them, so we want to make sure that all students -- no matter their age -- are able to be helped this year. This is why we are so excited to bring together community partners who have a common mission -to provide kids with the foundation they need to do well in school this year and for years to come."

Upon arrival, families are asked to check in at the front desk to receive a punch card for the event. After that, they are invited to visit areas and booths to earn a punch on the card. When completed, they can turn the punch card to win a prize.

Bring your friends out for a day filled with health, prizes, and games.

If you are a local organization who would like to participate, please contact Captain Angel Marquez at 971-340-4010 or angel.marquez@usw.salvationarmy.org. For more information, check out the event on Facebook at.facebook.com/samoorestreet/




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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 124 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at www.salvationarmyportland.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

Friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyPortland
Sun. 08/21/16
Red Cross Responds to Fire in NE Portland
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/21/16 11:26 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster on August 21, 2016 at approximately 8:00 p.m. in the 00 block of NE Cook Street in Portland. The single-family fire affected three 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, health services, mental 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.
The Future of the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum Campus Secure! New Investors close deal with bankruptcy court on MKS property.
Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum - 08/21/16 9:36 PM
McMinnville, OR (Aug. 19, 2016) -- The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Wings & Waves Waterpark (EASM), a 501c3 entity, is pleased to announce that an investor group - The Falls Event Center LLC - has delivered the funds to purchase assets formerly owned by the Michael K. Smith Foundation, which had filed for bankruptcy in January of this year. Judge Dunn acknowledged the sale at a hearing that took place Friday morning, August 19th in Portland. The completion of the sale is expected within a few days. EASM is confident that The Falls Event Center LLC will be a supportive and collaborative landlord and will help to foster the growth of the Museum's mission "to inspire and educate, promote and preserve aviation and space history, and honor the patriotic service of our veterans".

The Falls Event Center LLC, partially owned by Steve Down, an Oregon native, has provided the funds needed to complete the purchase of these assets, which include: Wings & Waves Waterpark, the Evergreen Chapel and the Evergreen Space Museum. The EASM will continue to operate these facilities with normal hours and procedures and will work with a transition team on future enhancements. In addition to the buildings listed, nine artifacts and the land surrounding the current museum facilities were acquired through the sale. At this time, there is no plan to move any of the artifacts off-site.

"It is outstanding that with the court settlement today, the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum with its new partners, will be able to enhance our community, state and nation far into the future. As it strives to become a destination that will encompass a world class museum and education center for everyone to enjoy," stated John Rasmussen, Museum Board President.

"We are excited to become a part of the community of McMinnville, OR and the surrounding Willamette Valley through this purchase. We know that the Museum is a tourism draw for the region and we are planning to support and to grow the campus as originally envisioned by the founder, Delford M. Smith. We intend to help the Museum become Oregon's top destination within a few years," said The Falls Event Center CEO Steve Down.

The Museum management team is working closely with The Falls Event Center LLC to ensure a seamless transition of the Wings & Waves waterpark in the new year. EASM will continue to operate and enhance programs, events and activities as tenants on the campus. EASM continues to be the home of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat, "Spruce Goose," and over 150 other air and space artifacts. EASM educational programs are offered on location and at regional satellites, including the Pierson Air Museum in Vancouver, WA.
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Evergreen Museum Campus:
Located in the heart of Oregon's Willamette Valley wine country, the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ("EASM") is the home of the world's largest wooden flying boat, the "Spruce Goose," the SR-71 "Blackbird," and the Titan II SLV Missile. Located on over 200 acres and encompassing four massive and magnificent buildings, the EASM exhibits more than 200 historic aircraft, spacecraft, accessible to visitors of all ages and enhanced with artwork and traveling exhibits. The Museum values its educational mission "to inspire and educate" and it's partnerships with the Academy of Model Aeronautics, the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, the Oregon Space Consortium and the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program, and scores of regional educational institutions.

The Museum facility is located at 500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, across the highway from the McMinnville Airport and about three miles southeast of the charming town of McMinnville, Ore., on Highway 18. The Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular visitor admission is required. Call 503-434-4180 or visit www.evergreenmuseum.org for more information.
Sheriff's Office Seeking Public's Help In Locating Possible Kidnap Victim ***Update***
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/21/16 8:13 PM
Today at 7:30 p.m., deputies arrested Alfredo Lopez-Almonte, age 29, for Kidnapping x 2, Assault IV x 3, Menacing x 2 all of which are related to domestic violence. Deputies were able to obtain probable cause after releasing a video capturing an instance where Lopez-Almonte kidnapped his then girlfriend.

The victim came forward after seeing herself on the news, the Sheriff's Office is not releasing the name of the victim in this case. In addition to his new charges Lopez-Almonte also had warrants for his arrest for Assault IV Domestic, DUII and Alien Unlawfully Present Due to Order of Removal from USA, Lopez-Almonte was arrested at his Salem home without incident. Please watch our web page for the booking image of Lopez-Almonte it will be available once he has been booked at the Marion County Jail.




On July 24th at 7:00 p.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were called to the 100 block of Lancaster Drive SE in Salem. A witness reported to deputies that a male and female were in a physical argument and the male was chocking the female.

Deputies arrived in the area within 7 minutes of the call and could not locate the couple or their vehicle. Although they could not locate the vehicle deputies continued with their investigation attempting to retrieve video images from a local business.

On August 18th deputies obtained the video which clearly showed an older, white, Ford Expedition being driven by a male. The male exits the vehicle and forces a female back inside after she attempts to run away. Deputies believe the male and female are possibly Hispanic and may live in south east Salem. Deputies are seeking any information on the location of the vehicle or the identity of its occupants.

If you have any information regarding the vehicle or its occupants please call Sergeant Don Parise at 503-932-8483, you may remain anonymous.

The video can be viewed and obtained by following this link; https://youtu.be/EY-V4BVDOJs
Gresham Police Seek Public's Help in Locating Missing Elderly Male (Photo)
Gresham Police Dept - 08/21/16 6:37 PM
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GRESHAM, Ore.--Police are searching for 69 year old Thomas Walker of Sammamish, Washington. Walker arrived in the Gresham area earlier this week to compete in a swimming competition at Mt. Hood Community College. This morning at 8:00 a.m., Walker left the college and has not been heard from since. Friends and family are concerned for Walker's welfare due to a heart condition. Walker is currently without his medication and is unfamiliar with the area. Walker is described as a white male, 69 years old, 5'11", 180 pounds, with gray hair. He was last seen wearing a red t-shirt, swim trunks, and carrying a black athletic bag.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Walker is encouraged to contact the Gresham Police Department.


Attached Media Files: Thomas Walker
Oregon Department of Forestry Fire Update: August 21
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/21/16 10:00 AM
Fires on ODF-Protected Lands
The weather service issued a red flag warning effective through today.


NEW

None.

UPDATE

Withers Fire
The 3,424-acre Withers Fire one mile north of Paisley is 65 percent contained. An arsonist started the fire. Officials are conducting a criminal investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 541-947-2504. Evacuation notices in effect. For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/scofmpfireinfo.

Fires on Other Jurisdictions

For more info on these fires visit the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center at http://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/.

NEW

None.

UPDATES

Rail Fire
The 29,097-acre Rail Fire burning 5 miles west of Unity is 30 percent contained.

Sheridan Fire
The 191-acre Sheridan Fire burning 13 miles north of La Pine is 60 percent contained. Evacuation notices lifted.

Rim Reservoir Fire
The 669-acre Rim Reservoir Fire burning 23 miles east of Burns Junction is 80 percent contained. This is the last report, unless significant activity occurs.

Fire Statistics

Fire statistics are for the current year and the average over the past 10 years for the 16 million acres of private and public forestland protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry. When fire activity increases, the latest information might not be included in the statistics.

January 1, 2016, through yesterday:
Lightning-caused fires: 61 fires burned 2,338 acres
Human-caused fires: 486 fires burned 1,964 acres
Total: 547 fires burned 4,302 acres

10-year average (for this period of the year):
Lightning-caused fires: 256 fires burned 28,234 acres
Human-caused fires: 449 fires burned 4,393 acres
Total: 705 fires burned 32,627 acres

For info on breaking fires, go to the department's wildfire blog.
North Precinct officers respond to shooting - no injuries
Portland Police Bureau - 08/21/16 9:07 AM
Today, August 21, 2016, at 1:39 a.m., North Precinct officers received a call regarding a shooting near N.E. 18th ave and N.E. Alberta st. As officers responded additional information was received indicating that an involved vehicle had crashed at N.E. 21st ave and N.E. Alberta St.

Witnesses reported that four male black teens fled the crash. One was allegedly armed with a gun. This individual was described as being tall, possibly 6'3".

Officers arrived in the area and located a large crime scene but did not find the suspects. At least two uninvolved and unoccupied vehicles and one business (Alberta Veterinary Care)had been struck by gunfire. Investigators believe this incident is gang related.

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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Deputies Seeking Help In Locating Hit and Run Driver
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/21/16 8:22 AM
Early this morning around 1:00 a.m., a motorcyclists was traveling north on Lancaster Drive NE near the intersection of Devonshire Avenue NE in Salem. According to witnesses a newer, gray or silver Honda passenger car was traveling south on Lancaster when it turned in front of the motorcycle resulting in the two vehicles colliding.

The motorcyclists was transported from the scene to Salem Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, the driver of the Honda left the scene of the crash and fled north on Lancaster Drive. The Sheriff's Office is seeking any information regarding the vehicle and its occupants, deputies' believe the Honda sustained damage to the passenger side of the vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 503-588-5032 you can remain anonymous.
Sat. 08/20/16
Clackamas Fire District Water Rescue Team Has a Busy Day on the Clackamas River (Photo)
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 08/20/16 11:19 PM
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At 3:55pm on Saturday afternoon Clackamas Fire District as well as the Clackamas County Water Rescue Consortium (Clackamas Fire District, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, Lake Oswego Fire Department, Gladstone Fire Department, and Clackamas County Sherriff's Office) responded to reports of a 40-year-old female who went under water and never resurfaced just upstream from Carver boat ramp. Multiple bystanders reported that shortly after the individual entered the water she went under the water and was not seen again. On arrival Clackamas Fire District rescue swimmers entered the water and began searching the area where the female was last seen. Other crews from the consortium began arriving including more rescue swimmers, boat crews, and divers. After almost an hour of searching, crews began to transition from rescue mode to a recovery mode. This is one of the hardest decisions our crews have to make and they don't take it lightly.

During rescue mode crews will search aggressively in the area around where the patient was last seen taking into consideration the flow and speed of the water. In recovery mode crews will slow down and perform a more methodical search of the area as well as areas down river.

After almost two hours of searching in both rescue and recovery mode friends and family spotted the individual in question standing on the shore with other bystanders. The patient was in good spirits with no injuries and did not realize that the rescue operation was for her.

As crews were demobilizing from the Carver incident they were dispatched to another incident further up Clackamas River near the Eagle Creek area. A report came in that a 20-year-old female was experiencing a severe allergic reaction from peanuts. The female in question had been floating down the river on an inflatable device when the allergic reaction occurred. Engine crews from Clackamas Fire District's Redland and Boring Stations responded while the boat crews from Clackamas Fire District and Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue made there way to find the best access. After finding the best access points, water rescue crews deployed their Rapid Deployment Craft or RDC to reach the patient, treat the patient and transfer her to the opposite river bank. The patient was experiencing an allergic reaction and was treated with epinephrine to reduce swelling in her airway. The patient was then transported by ambulance to an area hospital for further treatment and evaluation.

Neighbors in the area of Trillium Hollow Rd also played a major role in helping identify access points and provided an ATV to transport crews to those points.

As we get into the hot days of the summer season Clackamas Fire District wants to remind everyone on the water to always wear a life jacket and work on the buddy system. In addition come prepared with extra water, food, and any necessary medications in case of an emergency or unexpected change of plans.

Clackamas Fire District Water Rescue Team is a participating member of the Clackamas County Water Rescue Consortium. The Clackamas County Water Rescue Consortium is a group of water rescue professionals from many of the different fire departments, law enforcement agencies and districts in Clackamas County. Regional service is provided throughout Clackamas County including the Clackamas and Willamette Rivers. Each participating department provides a different rescue discipline to the rescue effort. From swiftwater technicians on kayaks and RDC's, to fast moving Jet skis, whitewater rescue boats and SCUBA divers this team is able to meet the special needs of each rescue.


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UPDATE - Officers respond to a subject on the ledge of the I-205 bridge
Portland Police Bureau - 08/20/16 9:53 PM
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Officers were able to convince this individual to come off the bridge and get her help. I-205 northbound is open.

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Today, August 20, 2016 at 7:18 p.m., Portland Police officers along with members of the Washington State Patrol and Clark County Sheriff's deputies responded to the northbound lanes of the I-205 bridge on a report of a female sitting on the ledge of the bridge. Officers arrived and learned the she was also armed with a knife.

Enhanced Crisis Intervention officers have responded and officers have attempted to speak with the female but have not been successful at this point. The northbound lanes of I-205 have been closed while officer continue to attempt to negotiate with the individual.

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Red Cross Responds to Multi-Family Fire in Clackamas
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/20/16 9:35 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster on August 20, 2016 at approximately 4:30 p.m. in the 8000 block of SE Lake Road in Milwaukie. The multi-family fire affected four adults. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, health services, mental 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.
Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Dallas Family
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/20/16 9:27 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster on August 20, 2016 at approximately 12:30 p.m. in the 400 block of SE Uglow Street in Dallas, OR. The fire affected two adults. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, 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.
UPDATE #2- Officers arrest subject in robbery on I-5 impacting traffic
Portland Police Bureau - 08/20/16 5:13 PM
Detectives have booked 29 year-old Casey J Graham into the Multnomah County Jail on three counts each of Robbery III, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver and Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle. Additionally, Graham was charged with one count each of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Assault IV and Attempt to Elude on Foot.

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Detectives from the Portland Police Bureau's Robbery Detail have responded to this incident. Based upon the initial investigation it appears that the suspect in this incident initially entered an occupied vehicle near S.W. Garden Home and Oleson Rd. Detectives believe the suspect did not realize the vehicle was occupied and fled upon being confronted by the occupant. The suspect then approached a woman near the 7300 blk of Garden Home and demanded keys to nearby vehicle. The suspect was again confronted, this time by an employee from a nearby restaurant and fled yet again.

The suspect managed to locate an unoccupied, running vehicle in a nearby apartment complex and stole the vehicle. The suspect made his way to I-5 northbound, committing several hit and runs, before finally crashing and disabling the vehicle on the Morrison Bridge on ramp to I-84. After disabling the vehicle the suspect attempted to carjack a motorist who had stopped.

Officers from East Precinct happened upon the scene and confronted the suspect who fled. However, the officers were able to take the suspect into custody.

Detectives are continuing the investigation and updates will follow when more information becomes available. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division at 503-823-0400.

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

Today, August 20, 2016 at 11:28 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a disturbance in S.W. Portland near SW Garden Home Rd and S.W. Oleson. Officers were told that a subject, possibly armed with a knife, was demanding car keys from people in the area. Officers responded and received additional calls about the subject.

As officers from Central were looking for the subject in S.W. Portland, an East Precinct officer came across an crash on the Morrison Bridge on ramp to I-84.

Officers responded and now believe this subject is related to the incident in S.W. Portland. They have taken him into custody and do not believe there is currently any risk to the public. However, traffic on I-5 has been severely disrupted. Updates will follow as more information becomes available.
Camas-Washougal Paramedics Transported for Heat Exhaustion
Camas-Washougal Fire Dept. - 08/20/16 5:01 PM
On the afternoon of August 20th, Camas-Washougal Fire Department was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on State Route 14 eastbound, just west of the downtown Camas exit. While working on extrication and patient care, two CWFD paramedics were overwhelmed by temperatures that exceeded 100 degrees. Both were transported by American Medical Response (AMR) to an area hospital for evaluation and treatment of possible heat exhaustion. Both paramedics are expected to recover. Further information is not available as of this time.
River Road South is Open
City of Salem - 08/20/16 4:46 PM
The contractor has completed his work and River Road South in Salem was reopened to normal traffic shortly after 4:30 p.m. today.
Clackamas Fire Battles possible arson fire in Milwaukie (Photo)
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 08/20/16 4:13 PM
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Fire crews responded to a apartment fire at 8122 SE Lake Rd. On arrival it was stated that the fire was possibly started by someone living in the residence. Fire crews quickly went to work fighting the fire but found the front door barricaded from the inside. Once they made access, the fire was quickly contained to the single apartment unit. A total of 32 units were evacuated. Additional crews assisted with searching the building. One elderly woman, with the aid of fire fighters and their O2 masks an tanks was helped out of the apartment adjacent to the fire. Two individuals were treated on scene and released.
CCSO detained one suspected arsonist. Investigators are still on scene with law enforcement to determine the cause of the blaze. The Red cross was called to assist anyone displaced due to the smoke and fire damage.


Attached Media Files: FF crews , Front entry , Ladders , Fire Room
Portland Police run pedestrian safety traffic missions
Portland Police Bureau - 08/20/16 11:02 AM
Yesterday evening officers from the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division conducted a pedestrian safety mission on NW 23rd av. from W. Burnside to NW Vaughn st. Officers issued 19 citations and 4 warnings.

The Traffic Division, in cooperation with Central, East and North Precinct, will be conducting additional missions tonight and in the coming days. The goal of these missions is to protect vulnerable road users in high traffic pedestrian areas.

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

###PPB###
Rogue River Woman Loses Life In Early Morning Crash - Jackson County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/20/16 9:46 AM
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On August 20, 2016 at about 3:30AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel to a report of a single vehicle crash in Highway 99 near milepost 7.5 in Jackson County (near Rogue River).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2000 Mitsubishi Montero was traveling south on Highway 99 when it partially drove off the roadway on the southbound right shoulder. The vehicle then crossed both lanes of travel, left the highway and went down a steep embankment crashing into a tree on the east side of the highway.

The driver, Barbara Jean HOLLAND-MORROW, age 52, of Rogue River, was found deceased on scene (still seat belted in the vehicle) upon emergency personnel arrival. HOLLAND-MORROW was the vehicle's only occupant.

OSP was assisted by the Rogue River Fire, American Medical Response, Jackson County Sheriff's Office and the Oregon Department of Transportation. More information will be released when it becomes available.


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Canine "Chase" Tracks Down and Captures Fugitive (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/20/16 9:09 AM
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On August 20, 2016 at approximately 3:47am, 22-year-old Joshua Ray Dow escaped from the Washington County Community Corrections Center (WCCCC) by climbing out a window. The WCCCC is a transitional facility and generally houses inmates who have been sentenced for low-level crimes. The facility allows its residents to leave during the day to seek employment, attend substance abuse treatment, etc.

Local law enforcement agencies were alerted to Mr. Dow's escape. At 5:49am, Deputy Michael Zaugg spotted Mr. Dow at a bus stop at Baseline Street and N 29th Avenue in the city of Cornelius. When Deputy Zaugg stopped to contact Mr. Dow, Mr. Dow ran. Deputies assigned to the city of Cornelius responded to assist with containing Mr. Dow to a smaller area.

Deputy Zaugg's canine partner "Chase" tracked Mr. Dow until Mr. Dow climbed a fence near the Cornelius Cinemas and was taken into custody by a sheriff's sergeant at 6:08am.

Prior to his escape, Mr. Dow had been in custody since August 4, 2016 on original charges of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Criminal Trespass I and Theft III. He is now charged with Escape II and a parole detainer, held without bail at the Washington County Jail.


Attached Media Files: 2016-08/1128/97081/PR160820-Sheriffs_Canine_Chase_Captures_Fugitive.pdf , 2016-08/1128/97081/Zaugg-and-Chase-06-16-15-med.jpg , 2016-08/1128/97081/Dow_booking_photo.JPG
Portland Fire & Rescue responds to gas leak in SE.
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/20/16 7:52 AM
Firefighters are on scene of an automobile accident on 143rd and Stark. The vehicle hit a gas meter, causing crews to test air quality in neighboring businesses and homes. Stark will be shutdown from 141st to 146th until the incident is declared under control. The status of the driver is unknown at this time.
UPDATE - Police respond to fatal crash involving a pedestrian
Portland Police Bureau - 08/20/16 6:17 AM
###UPDATE###

Major Crash Team investigators have arrested Abdulrahman Noorah,a 20-year-old male, in connection with this crash. Investigators have determined that Noorah was traveling westbound on S.E. Hawthorne at approximately 55 to 60 mile per hour from S.E. 46th. The vehicle, a gold Lexus, approached S.E. 43rd ave. was rapidly passing vehicles while traveling in the center lane and nearly colliding with several vehicles near S.E. 44th.

At the northeast corner of S.E. 43rd ave and Hawthorne the victim, a juvenile female teenager, began crossing S.E. Hawthorne headed southbound in an unmarked crosswalk. As she crossed the victim was struck by Noorah. Witnesses stated the vehicle continued westbound at a high rate of speed, after colliding with the victim, and made no attempt to stop.

Eventually the vehicle returned to the scene. The suspect, who's license was already suspended, was arrested for Manslaughter II, Felony Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (hit and run) and Reckless Driving. Speed and driving are believed to be a factor in this crash. Investigators are still determining if intoxication was a factor.

Several of the victim's family members were present at the scene and the family is asking for privacy. Members of the Major Crash Team would like to thank the Ranger Station, a local business on Hawthorne, who closed their business to make it available for the family and other involved in this incident.

The PPB Traffic Division had conducted a pedestrian safety mission earlier that day in the area of N.W 23rd avenue. Other members of the Crash Team responded from the Bike Safety Fair at North Precinct. The PPB would like to remind drivers of the danger of driving recklessly and/or speeding, particularly in areas with vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and bicyclist.


###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

Today, August 19, 2016 at 3:49 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a crash involving a vehicle and pedestrian. Officers arrived and learned that the pedestrian, a teenage female, was deceased.

The Major Crash Team has responded and is investigating. Based on the initial investigation it appears that the pedestrian was crossing S.E. Hawthorne Blvd. when she was struck by a car headed westbound. The driver is cooperating with investigators at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

S.E. Hawthorne Blvd. is closed at this time.

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
###PPB###
Fairview Police Car Hit By DUII Driver (Photo)
Fairview Police Dept. - 08/20/16 4:21 AM
Fairview Police Car Hit By Impaired Driver
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At about 12:30a.m. Saturday morning, Fairview Police arrested an impaired driver on NE Halsey St. just west of NE 223rd Ave. in the City of Fairview. While that impaired driver was being processed, a Fairview Police Reserve Officer was waiting for the tow truck to arrive to impound the suspect's vehicle. The Reserve Officer was seated in his patrol car with his emergency overhead lights activated.

Before the tow truck arrived, an SUV travelling eastbound on Halsey St. struck the Reserve Officer's patrol car from the rear, then struck the car of the original DUII driver, and the SUV then rolled and landed on its roof in the middle of Halsey St. The driver of the SUV received only minor scratches and was cleared by fire and EMS personnel that responded to the scene. The Reserve Police Officer was examined by fire and EMS personnel at the scene and was subsequently taken to Mt. Hood Medical Center by police personnel for cautionary examination. The Reserve Officer was released from the hospital with minor injury.

Members of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and Gresham Police Department responded to aid Fairview Police with the accident investigation. As a result of their investigation, Gresham Police arrested the driver of the SUV on suspicion of DUII.

In this case, there were no serious injuries. However, this incident demonstrates two important points: First, driving impaired is the most preventable crime. If people choose to drink alcoholic drinks, please do not drive. There are many alternatives to driving drunk such as taxis or getting a ride from a sober friend or family member. Impaired drivers routinely cause accidents such as this one and we were very fortunate that there were no serious injuries or fatalities as this easily could have been. Secondly, this incident demonstrates yet another risk that officers face on a daily basis. We don't often think about traffic crashes as a risk to law enforcement. However, we need to remind motorists to slow down, move over if possible, and exercise caution whenever they see a police or fire vehicle with its emergency lights activated.

The Fairview Police Department would like to thank the Gresham Police Department and the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office for their assistance with this crash. We urge the public to please do not drink or use drugs and drive.


Attached Media Files: Fairview Police Car Hit By Impaired Driver
Commercial Chimney Fire (Photo)
Sheridan Fire Dist. - 08/20/16 1:09 AM
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Sheridan, OR [August 15th 2016]: At approximately 8:30 PM Sheridan Fire District was dispatched on a commercial structure fire. Upon arrival crews observed smoke coming from the chimney of the structure owned by Sea Reach. Crews quickly searched the structure and determined the exhaust system ducts from a paint booth were the source of the fire and had not spread outside of the duct work. Crews worked as quick as possible to locate and extinguish any fire.

The high temperatures from our weather was an added factor and additional crews were requested to help keep the firefighters safe and help resolve the issue as quick as possible. Firefighters were being rotated out and hydrated frequently to help combat fatigue and heat related issues. One Firefighter was treated and transported for issues relating to heat exhaustion.

In total we had units from Sheridan Fire District and West Valley Fire District on scene: twenty-eight Firefighters, one ladder truck, five engines, one medium rescue, one ambulance, one brush vehicle and one command vehicle. Yamhill County Sheriff's provided assistance with traffic control and scene security. We also had units from West Valley Fire District, Amity Fire District and McMinnville Fire District moved up to cover Sheridan's response area.

The fire is still under investigation. We don't anticipate any additional press releases about this incident.


Attached Media Files: Exposure protection , Truck 9 crew doing exposure protection
Fri. 08/19/16
UPDATE - Fourth Annual Bicycle Safety Fiesta on Friday Afternoon at North Precinct (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/19/16 8:26 PM
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###UPDATE###
The Fourth Annual Bicycle Safety Fiesta was a huge success.

Today officers from the Portland Police Bureau's Youth Services Division and North Precinct hosted approximately 350 community members, ranging from children under a year old to grandparents and great-grandparents, in a bike safety fiesta. With help from the Blazer's Boys and Girls Club and the Portland Fire Bureau the event featured opportunities for children to receive school supplies, free lunch, soft drinks (provided by Pepsi), free bicycle helmets and most importantly to learn about bike safety. The Build a Bike program worked with children to build bicycles which were then donated to them. The event was made possible through donations and support from area businesses and community members. Sergeant Tim Sessions of the Youth Services Division remarked, "Many came despite the heat, 98-100 degrees. Friends were made with lasting impressions."

The Police Bureau would like to thank its partners and the community members who attended this event for their help in promoting bike safety.


###Original Message###

The Portland Police Bureau's Youth Services Division and North Precinct will host the Fourth Annual Bicycle Safety Fiesta on Friday, August 19, 2016, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event will be held at North Precinct, located at 449 Northeast Emerson Street. Emerson Street will be closed for the event, which will be in the police parking lot behind the Blazers Boys and Girls Club.

The public and media are invited to attend.

This event will take place in partnership with the Blazers Boys and Girls Club. Through generous donations, the Police Bureau is able to offer helmets, backpacks and school supplies to children living in Northeast Portland. Safety booths, a bicycle rodeo and food will be provided. Families are encouraged to attend.

Local elected officials, community board members, faith community, and donors have been invited to attend this community event.

The Youth Services Division (YSD) works with community partners to keep our youth safe. YSD strives to keep youth in school and out of the criminal justice system while applying non-traditional measures to hold youth accountable. Officers form partnerships, and build relationships with youth that is impactful and sustainable. Officers teach youth good citizenship values and assist schools increase their graduation rates.

"Thanks to many partnerships YSD has formed in the community, we are able to serve more than 500 low-income youth each year on a budget that is filled with in-kind services and donations," said Assistant Chief Chris Uehara. "YSD fosters youth leadership skills, and an understanding of community and civic responsibility."

###PPB###


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3 Alarm Fire (Photo)
Jefferson Fire Dist. - 08/19/16 7:42 PM
Barbara Irish with Penelope
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On Friday August 19, 2016 at 3:34 p.m. Jefferson Fire District was dispatched to a high risk grass fire at 2232 NE Millersburg Drive, Albany Oregon. Upon arrival Incident Commander, Jon Zeilman saw that the fire was approximately 1/2 acre and was within a few feet of a barn and a house. The fire quickly escalated to a third alarm fire. High winds blowing towards the structures made it very difficult in fighting the fire. Firefighters were unable to save the barn however they did save the house. The outside wall of the garage did receive some damage. There was also a chicken coop with two chickens. One chicken named Penelope has been located and is doing well. They are still trying to locate the other chicken. The home is owned by John and Barbara Irish. The fire quickly moved around the house and down the field until firefighters were able to stop the fire. It appears that the fire started from a spark near the railroad tracks. Albany, Tangent, Scio, and Turner were also dispatched to assist with the call.

The fire was deemed under control at 5:19 p.m. Crews continue to mop up for several hours after. There were no injuries to firefighters.


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Cowlitz County Sheriff Investigating Fatal Police Shooting**Update** 8-19-16 with video link (Photo)
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/19/16 7:15 PM
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Update: August 19, 2016

Press Release -- Kelso 8-17-16 Shooting
Kelso, WA -- The violent attack of a convenience store clerk, customer and Kelso police officer on Wednesday resulted in the shooting death of a 27 year old Spokane man. The man has been identified by Cowlitz County Coroner Tim Davidson as Omer I. Ali.
Ali had been reported or contacted by law enforcement several times in the past few days beginning on August 13.
August 13th, 2016 --Ali was reported to Skamania County Sheriff as unwanted and possibly intoxicated at Swift campground but left prior to deputy arrival. A short time later he was contacted by a Cowlitz County sheriff's deputy in Cougar and was arrested for Driving While License Suspended. The rental car he was driving was impounded and was later discovered to have been stolen from Whatcom County.
August 15th, 2016 --Ali was released from the Cowlitz County jail and reportedly trespassed at an address in the 1600 block of 8th Ave.
August 17th, 2016 -- At about 12:30 a.m. Ali spoke over the outside jail intercom and then in person to the duty sergeant then left north towards Allen St.
At about 1:10 a.m. Ali arrived at the Flying K but left after being trespassed by employees and Kelso Police. Ali was armed with a flat board which was seized by KPD.
At just after 2 a.m. Ali was contacted again outside the jail by jail personnel and Longview Police.
At about 5 a.m. Kelso Police contacted Ali at a residence in the 300 block of North 4th Ave, Kelso complaining of him being in the yard and looking in windows
At 8:01 a.m. Ali arrived at the Flying K and attempted to shoplift but is told to leave by the clerks. Ali makes threats to the clerks he then walked west. Kelso Police are called and Officer Johnston arrives short after.
At 8:15 a.m. While Officer Johnston is in the store office viewing video Ali returns with a weapon and begins to assault the clerk, customer and then Officer Johnston before being stopped by gunfire.
Ali's jacket with identification was located by a citizen about a block away and turned into detectives later in the morning.
There is other contact and arrest history in Whatcom County.
Here is what we know about Ali:
He immigrated to the USA as a refugee from Sudan on 9-14-2013, living in Spokane. There were two misdemeanor warrants for Ali out of Spokane and Blaine, WA but neither are extraditable.


PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
August 19, 2016
Coroner's Office Confirms the Identity and Determines the Cause of Death in Kelso Shooting
CCCO Case #16-435
Longview, WA. The Cowlitz County Coroner's Office has positively identified the body recovered from the 103 West Main Street in Kelso, Washington on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 as Omer Ismail Ali.
Information gathered from the scene investigation and autopsy indicates that Mr. Ali's death occurred approximately at or about 0815 hours consistent with 911 call traffic. Mr. Ali is a 27-year-old (01/01/1989) transient with ties to Spokane, Washington.
An autopsy performed on Friday, August 19, 2016 concluded that Mr. Ali's Cause of Death is the result of Gunshot Wound of the Chest with other significant conditions: a Gunshot Wound of the Jaw and Neck, with the Manner of Death as Homicide resulting from a violent altercation with law enforcement. Homicide is defined by RCW 9A.30.010- Homicide is the killing of a human being by the act, procurement, or omission of another. The ruling of Homicide by the Coroner in no way implies criminal behavior on the part of the officer involved in the shooting. It is simply a finding that Ali died at the hands of another.
No further description of the investigative findings will be made at this time. Standard toxicology specimens have been released to the Washington State Patrol Toxicology Laboratory for analysis results will not be available for 6 to 8 weeks.
The Cowlitz County Coroner's Office is also asking for assistance from the public in helping identify and locate possible family members for Mr. Ali.

Any questions pertaining to the cause and manner of death can be directed to the Cowlitz County Coroner Dr. Timothy Davidson at 360-577-3079. The conclusion of the Coroner's independent investigation into the cause and manner of death does not conclude the investigation of the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office, questions regarding their investigation should be directed to Sheriff Mark Nelson at 360-577-3092.





Update: August 18, 2016 11:00am

The investigation of the shooting at the Kelso Flying K is continuing. The process of evaluating the evidence recovered from the scene will begin today. Additional interviews of witnesses and law enforcement personnel will also be conducted.

Investigators are now reviewing in-store video of the event. The Sheriff's Office hopes to release the video and police radio communication in the near future perhaps as early as Friday afternoon.

A photograph of the wooden staff used by the deceased in the assault on the store clerk, customer and the Kelso Officer is attached to this press release. The staff is about four feet long, is one and one half inches in diameter and weighs over two pounds. The staff was broken during the attack.

Efforts continue in trying to positively identify the deceased and next of kin. The Cowlitz County Coroner will be conducting an autopsy in the near future.

The next update will be when the video and police audio is available for release.


Attached Media Files: Radio Traffic , Wooden Staff
Cherriots announces detours to accommodate State Fair; District encourages riders to plan ahead for Friday, Aug. 26
Cherriots - Salem Keizer Transit - 08/19/16 5:41 PM
Effective 6 a.m., Friday, Aug, 26, all stops on 17th Street and Sunnyview Road, between Market Street and Lansing Avenue, will be out of service.

Route 10 will be on detour and will not serve the stops near the fairgrounds.

Route 13 will provide the closest service, with stops on Silverton Road.

Route 3 is a distant alternative, with stops on Fairgrounds Road.
McMinnville Gang Shooting leads to Multiple arrests
McMinnville Police Dept. - 08/19/16 5:14 PM
On August 6th, 2016 at about 6:45 pm, McMinnville Police received reports of a possible gang related shooting on 27th near Baker Street in McMinnville. Based on witness reports, a male got out of a vehicle and approached another vehicle stopped behind that vehicle. He then fired several rounds from a handgun at the second vehicle. Reportedly, the driver of the second vehicle accelerated forward and struck the shooter, knocking him to the ground and causing significant leg injuries. Based on witness reports, no one was injured other than the attempted shooter. With the assistance of friends from the vehicle, the injured shooter fled in the vehicle that he had originally gotten out of.

Since then, evidence recovered on scene and follow-up investigative work has led to the service of several search warrants within McMinnville and the recovery of additional evidence related to this incident. Based on that investigative effort, McMinnville Officers served a search warrant today in Northwest McMinnville and arrested the primary suspect in this incident.

Gustavo Andalon, age 19 of McMinnville, was arrested and lodged in YCCF pending arraignment in Circuit Court for charges of Attempted Murder (2 counts), Unlawful use of a Weapon (2 counts), Pointing a firearm at another (2 counts), Reckless Endangering (2 counts). Total Security Release Amount for Gustavo is $335,000.00.

Jose Alejandro Andalon, age 21 of McMinnville, was arrested and cited into Circuit Court for the charge of Hindering Prosecution.

Jorge Luis Jacobo, age 18 of McMinnville, was also arrested yesterday as a result of this investigation and lodged in YCCF pending arraignment in Circuit Court for Hindering Prosecution and Theft 1 of a firearm with a Security Release Amount of $10,000.00

Also, during the service of a search warrant yesterday, Jose Eric Marquez-Gonzalez, age 20 of McMinnville, was arrested and lodged in YCCF pending arraignment in Circuit Court for Possession of a Controlled Substance -- Cocaine with a security Release Amount of $5,000.00.

We anticipate there will be more arrests related to this incident and investigation.

Anyone with information or questions about this incident is asked to contact Detective Sam Elliott via our tip line at 503-434-2337.

Pictures of arrestees should be available through Yamhill County Correctional Facility.
Grove of the States to be restored in time for 50th birthday (Photo)
Oregon Travel Experience - 08/19/16 4:56 PM
Grove of the States Sponsorships Available
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Oregon Travel Experience is pleased to announce the initial phase of the Grove of the States Restoration Project will begin on Monday, August 22, 2016, at the southbound French Prairie Rest Area (I-5 Milepost 281, south of Wilsonville). French Prairie is Oregon's busiest rest area, with approximately 2 million travelers a year stopping on each side.

The Grove of the States is believed to be the oldest arboretum of state trees in the US and was originally a collection of trees from 53 US states and territories. The Grove was conceived and implemented by former Oregon Attorney General Robert Thornton in the mid-1960s as a way to honor Lady Bird Johnson's Highway Beautification Act.

"Friends of Trees is truly excited to be part of this tree-themed educational project, as well as to contribute to this unique bit of Oregon history," said Kris Hikari, regional program manager at Friends of Trees. "I mean, how neat will it be to stretch your legs by strolling through a forest of trees from every state?" she added.

As the Grove nears its 50th birthday next summer, project partners agree that a full restoration is needed to ensure this unique historical resource is retained for future generations.

Restoration project partners---Friends of Trees and the Oregon Department of Forestry---are sourcing new and replacement trees that will be planted in early 2017. The Grove will be re-dedicated for its 50th anniversary in August 2017.

"Unfortunately, the original planting-plan did not allow adequate space for the state trees to reach maturity," said Paul Ries, an urban forester with the Oregon Department of Forestry.

"As a result of their canopies being suppressed by adjacent Douglas-fir trees, many of the original state trees have died or are in extremely poor health and will not survive without additional room to grow," Ries added.

The restoration effort will correct the spacing between specimens, replace lost or dying trees, expand the arboretum footprint, construct new walking paths, and install Grove of the States interpretive signs within the rest area. New individual tree signs also will be installed.

Due to the initial phase of contractor work on the Grove, southbound French Prairie Rest Area may experience intermittent closures or partial lane closures (along the rest area ramp) during the day from August 22 - 26.

Approximately 40 Douglas-fir trees of the more than 900 in this part of the rest area will be removed; several for public safety reasons (trees deemed hazardous) others thinned to promote overall tree health and the Grove's survival.

Sponsorships and in-kind contributions will help to pay for this project. Corporate, small business, non-profit and individual tree sponsors will be recognized on Grove signage, promotional materials and on the Travel Information Council website.

For more information about the Grove of the States, the full media packet, sponsorship package, and our one page fact sheet, connect to the OTE website homepage at www.ortravelexperience.com, and the Grove of the States Restoration page. Materials and images are available to the press by email request to admin@oregonte.com.

<<>> About OTE

The Oregon Travel Information Council (doing business as Oregon Travel Experience) is a semi-independent state agency. Our mission is to create a great visitor experience by providing direction to destinations, connecting travelers with Oregon resources, and ensuring safe and convenient travel. We collaborate with local communities to showcase Oregon's history through the official Oregon Heritage Tree and Historical Marker Programs. We manage 29 rest areas at 17 locations across the state--and issue permits for our state's highway business signs and travel information kiosks.


Attached Media Files: Grove of the States Sponsorships Available , Oregon's Grove of the States
Oregon Safety Belt Campaign
Tualatin Police Dept. - 08/19/16 4:48 PM
Tualatin Police will be conducting a safety enforcement blitz starting August 22, 2016. The project will focus on proper belt use for adults as well as children riding in car seats, texting while driving and speed.

Tualatin Police will join with police agencies nationwide for the annual, "Click it or ticket" campaign that runs from August 22 through September 4. Oregon agencies will focus on educating parents and caregivers about the importance of proper child seat and safety belt use. They will also focus on educating drivers on the dangers of texting while driving and speeding.

Statistics show child safety seats reduce crash fatality risk for infants under 1 year old by 71% and for toddlers aged 1 to 4 by 59%. Booster seats may reduce the chance of nonfatal injury among four to eight year olds by 45% compared to safety belts used alone. Safety belts reduce fatality risk by 45 to 60%. And yet, 26% or 61 of Oregon's 232 occupant fatalities in 2014 were reportedly unrestrained. ODOT estimates that approximately half of these fatalities could have been avoided with proper restraint use.
Consistent vehicle restraint use is the single most effective way to protect motor vehicle occupants from crash injury or death, according to the US Department of Transportation.

For safety belt systems, "proper use" means lap belt placed low across hips and shoulder belt crossing center of the chest over the collarbone. Belts should be free of slack and lying flat with no twists or knots. If the shoulder belt portion of the belt rides up onto the neck or feels uncomfortable, comfort may be increased by using the built-in adjuster or by moving seat position. The shoulder belt should NOT be placed under the arm or behind the back -- this can cause serious internal injuries or ejection in a crash.

Oregon law enforcement agencies are committed to reducing traffic crash injuries and deaths by promoting safety belt use and encouraging other safe driving behaviors through active enforcement and education.

The safety enforcement campaign is a federally funded program administered by ODOT.

Nearly one hundred state, county and city police agencies are participating in overtime grants to be used primarily during joint, statewide enforcement saturations or, "blitzes" scheduled for February, May and August.

For more information on the, "Click it or Ticket" program please visit the following web pages, www.nhtsa.gov or www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TS/Pages/safetybelts.aspx.


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Battle Ground Schools Plan Welcome Back Events
Battle Ground Sch. Dist. - 08/19/16 4:05 PM
Battle Ground school offices are open, and several schools have scheduled events to welcome students back in preparation for the first day of school on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

Back to School Events

Amboy Middle School -- Academy Night, Sept. 15, 5:30-7 p.m.
Battle Ground High School -- Freshman Orientation, Sept. 6, 6 p.m.
CAM Academy -- Ice Cream Social, Sept. 7, 1-2:30 p.m.
Captain Strong -- Ice Cream Social, Sept. 1, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Chief Umtuch Middle School -- Back to School Night, Aug. 31, 5:30-7 p.m.
Daybreak campus -- Back to School Night, Sept. 1, 6-7 p.m.
Glenwood Heights -- Back to School and Curriculum Night, Sept. 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Laurin Middle School -- 5th Grade Curriculum Night, Aug. 31, 5-6 p.m.; and 6th-8th Grade Curriculum Night, Sept. 20, 5:30-7 p.m.
Maple Grove School -- Wildcat Welcome Back Night, Sept. 1, 5:30-7 p.m.
Pleasant Valley Middle School -- Back to School Night, Sept. 1, 4-6 p.m.
Pleasant Valley Primary School -- Back to School Night, Aug. 31, 5-6:30 p.m.
Prairie High School -- Freshmen orientation, Sept. 7, 8-9 a.m.
Tukes Valley Middle School -- Open House, Sept. 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; and Ice Cream Social, Sept. 1, 6:30-7 p.m.
Tukes Valley Primary -- Back to School Open House and Social, Sept. 1, 6-7 p.m.; and kindergarten orientation, Sept. 1, 5:30 p.m.
Yacolt Primary -- Ice Cream Social and Curriculum Night, Aug. 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Back to School Guide: http://www.battlegroundps.org/parents-and-students/back-to-school
You can view and print several back to school items, including school supply lists, calendars, bus routes and more.
Monday 8/22 - N. PDX Back to School Bash to Connect Families w/ Community Resources for Upcoming School Year
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 08/19/16 3:56 PM
(Portland, OR) August 11, 2016 -- "It takes a village to raise a child," and on August 22, 2016, that village will be North Portland coming together to help hundreds of kids get ready for school. The Salvation Army is hosting its first Back to School Bash from 11am -- 4pm at its location at 5325 N. Williams Ave. There, resources will be provided for youth and parents, specifically Middle and High School-aged kids, not only so that they can be prepared for the coming school year, but to also to prepare them for the future. Resources could include: free haircuts, food, school supplies and clothing, tutoring and homework help, nutrition and hygiene education and services, connections to medical services, career and employment support, and more.

"Our goal is to connect parents and students with the resources they need for the upcoming school year -- especially middle school and high school-aged kids," says Captain Angel Marquez, Corps Officer at The Salvation Army Moore Street Corps in North Portland. "We have noticed that younger students generally have more support available to them, so we want to make sure that all students -- no matter their age -- are able to be helped this year. This is why we are so excited to bring together community partners who have a common mission -to provide kids with the foundation they need to do well in school this year and for years to come."

Upon arrival, families are asked to check in at the front desk to receive a punch card for the event. After that, they are invited to visit areas and booths to earn a punch on the card. When completed, they can turn the punch card to win a prize.

Bring your friends out for a day filled with health, prizes, and games.

If you are a local organization who would like to participate, please contact Captain Angel Marquez at 971-340-4010 or angel.marquez@usw.salvationarmy.org. For more information, check out the event on Facebook at.facebook.com/samoorestreet/




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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 124 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at www.salvationarmyportland.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Four People in Washington County
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/19/16 3:03 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster on August 19, 2016, at approximately 11 a.m. in the 12000 block of SW Canvasback Way in Beaverton, Oregon. The fire affected a single family, including two adults and two children. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, 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.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office K9 Ranger to get body armor (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/19/16 2:54 PM
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Multnomah County Sheriff's Office K9 Ranger will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Ranger's vest will be embroidered with the sentiment "In memory of K9 Rocco Pittsburgh Bureau of Police". Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,000 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 1.7 million dollars. All vests are custom made in the USA by Armor Express in Central Lake, MI.

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050.00. Each vest has a value between $1,795 -- $2,234 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

MCSO K9 Ranger joined MCSO as a patrol K9 in November of 2014. Ranger is a 5 year old German Shepherd and was imported from the Netherlands. MCSO also has two K9 drug dogs. Gunner, a two year old Springer Spaniel and Spencer, a 7 year old German Shepherd.

Deputy Todd Weber, Ranger's K9 handler, stated "This vest will provide much needed protection for Ranger while he is on patrol or engaged in higher risk captures or deployments." In his off duty time, K9 Ranger loves to swim and also enjoys ice cream!


Attached Media Files: MCSO K9 Ranger
Estacada Rural Fire District No. 69 Union Firefighters and Volunteer Firefighters Working Together (Photo)
Estacada Fire Dist. - 08/19/16 2:47 PM
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The Estacada Rural Fire District (ERFD) has been a combination agency since 1978, utilizing volunteers and career staffing to respond to emergency calls. Volunteer firefighters have a long history in the United States, going back to the infancy of this country. It has only been in the past 100 years career staffing for fire agencies has become a more suitable model for most growing communities.

Through the years ERFD has progressed and grown. With the combination of other local fire agencies. Such as Cazadaro FD, Currinsville FD and the rail company; eventually combining to create Estacada Rural Fire District No. 69 as we know it today. ERFD's response area covers more than 88 square miles, from the downtown location to the George community, out Redland Rd and towards Colton near Hillockburn. As these communities have grown in both population and industrial capabilities,. In response to this growth ERFD recently added two career firefighters and two resident volunteer firefighters, bringing the total to nine career firefighters, with over 24 volunteer firefighters, 18 support volunteers, 11Explorers (high school students), two full time administrative staff and three Chiefs.

ERFD is a fire district governed by an elected body of five board directors, which is not part of the City of Estacada. While ERFD works closely with the City of Estacada, along with other regional partners like PGE, ODOT, Sandy PD, Clackamas County Sheriffs and many others. ERFD is surrounded by Colton FD to the south, Sandy FD and Clackamas County FD to the north and west. Resources are shared throughout this industry, if it is a large incident like the 36 Pit fire that had more than 10 agencies from local, state, federal and private sector. All of this and more is coordinated through constructive agreements throughout the county and state. Working together towards a common goal of serving the citizens and visitors to our District is what we do. ERFD is able to accomplish this by having union career firefighters work in conjunction with volunteer firefighters. To showcase this, both the Estacada Volunteer Firefighters Association and International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1159 union firefighters are sporting their pride in the form of two stickers on fire apparatus.

Next time you see an ERFD apparatus, take a close look. You may see two small stickers showing two proud organizations working together for a common goal.


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Linn County Deputy District Attorney Receives Award - Wildlife Prosecutor Of The Year (Photo)
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On August 18, 2016, Linn County Deputy District Attorney Keith Stein was presented the 2015 Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year Award at the Oregon District Attorney's Association summer conference. DDA Stein received the award in front of hundreds of his peers and colleagues.

The 2015 Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year Award was presented by Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division Captain Jeff Samuels and Lieutenant Casey Thomas, along with Steve Marx, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) West Region Manager, on behalf of the Oregon Sportsmen's Coalition.

One example of a successful prosecution by DDA Stein:
A Sweet Home resident was recently sentenced in Linn County Circuit Court. The sentencing was stemming from a 2014 investigation involving Fish and Wildlife Troopers and an OSP aircraft. Late at night in October of 2014, the Aircraft Sergeant located a vehicle south of Sweet Home actively casting a spotlight from a motor vehicle and notified responding ground Troopers of its location and direction of travel. A trooper responded to the location to discover the suspect had fled the vehicle and was hiding in the thick forest. The suspect ultimately obeyed commands and revealed himself and his juvenile son. The suspect had concealed a rifle and spotlight in the nearby brush which troopers later located. The suspect was charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Hunt with Aid of Artificial Light, and was ultimately convicted on both counts. Below is the sentence the suspect received:
1 month and 2 days in the county jail
13 months in prison
Hunting privileges permanently revoked
Fined $400.00
When released, will have 24 months of Post-Prison Supervision
Rifle and spotlight seized as evidence was forfeited

In a nomination letter, an OSP Fish and Wildlife Trooper wrote: "DDA Stein is clearly an outstanding professional, mentor, and colleague, but I believe he should be viewed first as an outstanding prosecutor with respect to fish and wildlife laws. In many ways exceeding the challenging requirements and expectations for the award, DDA Stein's ambitions, intelligence and accomplishments complement precisely the stellar community of past recipients and make him highly deserving of the honor bestowed of this award... DDA Stein welcomes the diverse issues fish and wildlife offenses create with charging, forensics, ... he appreciates the challenges fish and wildlife cases present, and understands the importance and value of each case. DDA Stein has been the leader of the Linn County District Attorney's Office for prosecuting high-profile wildlife cases for approximately a decade."

ODFW West Region Manager Steve Marx said "ODFW commends DDA Stein for his commitment to prosecuting fish and wildlife cases. Effective enforcement of wildlife laws is a critical component to protecting population health and species conservation needs, and supporting wildlife associated recreation and quality outdoor experiences."

The Oregon Sportsmen's Coalition, which consists of volunteer outdoor enthusiast organizations opposed to the unlawful and unethical taking of wildlife to include the Oregon Hunters Association, sponsored the award. This is the ninth annual presentation of the Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year Award.

Pictured (left to right): ODFW West Region Manager Steve Marx, OSP Captain Jeff Samuels, DDA Keith Stein, Lieutenant Casey Thomas


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ADVISORY: State education and health officials to present webinar August 24 on new rules to support healthy school environments
Oregon Health Authority - 08/19/16 1:21 PM
August 19, 2016

Oregon state education leaders have adopted new rules for lead test planning in schools. Tune in to a live webinar to learn how these steps help Oregon students and families, and what state agencies are doing by joining us online at noon, August 24 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9bBd0vmQHU. The Oregon Health Authority will co-host with the Oregon Department of Education. The webinar will be available live and posted to the new OHA Healthy Schools website at http://www.healthoregon.org/healthyschools following the live presentation.

What: The Healthy School Facilities webinar presentation will recap what has happened to date to support healthy school facilities; clarify what the new rules mean; and outline next steps as the new school year begins. Questions related to school testing and new education rules can be emailed to HealthySchool.Facilities@state.or.us, and will be answered in the order they're received during the webinar.

When: Noon, August 24. Tune in live at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9bBd0vmQHU

Who: The webinar is open to everyone, and aims to support school administrators, principals, staff, parents and families and others interested in learning more about state solutions.

More information:
-- Oregon Department of Education rule adoption page: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=5565

-- OHA website for lead exposure and testing: https://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/HealthyNeighborhoods/LeadPoisoning/Pages/index.aspx

-- OHA website for radon testing in schools: http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/HealthyNeighborhoods/RadonGas/Pages/index.aspx

-- Information on statewide plan for reducing student exposure to lead in drinking water: https://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/HealthyNeighborhoods/LeadPoisoning/ChildCareSchools/Documents/schools-lead-in-drinking-water.pdf

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YCSO Urges Use Of Seatbelts and Child Safety Restraints
Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/19/16 1:13 PM
Sheriff Tim Svenson of the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office announced today the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office will join other law enforcement agencies to encourage the use of safety belts and child restraints as the simplest and most effective way to prevent crash related injuries and fatalities. Increased patrols will be looking for drivers and passengers not using their safety belts, child safety seats or using them improperly during August 22nd through September 4th. Funding for increased patrols is provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

Sheriff Svenson reports "according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
parents and caregivers can use a seat belt on every trip, not matter how short as this sets a good example. Make sure children are properly buckled up in a car seat, booster seat or seat belt, whichever is appropriate for their age, height and weight. Have all children age 12 and under sit properly buckled in the back seat." Sheriff Svenson said with summer coming to an end and school getting ready to start he wants everyone traveling on the roadways in Yamhill County to be safe."

"Proper use" is required by Oregon law which means using the entire belt system, lap belt low across the hips and shoulder belt over the collarbone and crossing the center of the chest. Belts should be free of slack and lying flat with no twists or knots. The belt may not be worn under the arm for comfort as this can result in serious injury or death in a traffic crash. A child who weighs over forty pounds but is under age eight or is shorter than 4'9" tall must be properly secured with a child safety system that elevates them so that a safety belt or safety harness properly fits the person. The child safety system must meet the minimum standards and specifications established by the Department of Transportation under ORS 815.055.

ODOT wants to remind drivers of the latest national "best practice" recommendations for child passenger safety. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced new recommendations in 2011, which advises parents to keep toddlers in rear-facing car seats until age two or until they reach the maximum upper height and weight limits for their seat. The policy also advises that most children should ride in a booster seat until they are 4'9" tall and are between eight and twelve years old.

The Child Safety Seat Resource Center periodically conducts a free Safety Clinic at the Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue Fire Station in Newberg. Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will check for correct installation, damage, recalls and size and age appropriateness.

The next clinic is scheduled for Saturday, October 1, 2016, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at 3100 Middlebrook Drive, Newberg, Oregon. For more information please contact the Child Safety Seat Resource Center at 877-793-2608 or visit www.childsafetyseat.org or Jill Dorrell at (503) 537-1214 or jill.dorrell@newbergoregon.gov.

The McMinnville Fire Department conducts free child safety seat fittings by appointment at the fire department. The address is 175 NE 1st Street, McMinnville, Oregon 97128. To schedule an appointment contact Jeff Cranford at (503) 435-5803 or cranfoj@ci.mcminnville.or.us.

Violations for not using or improperly using a safety belt, child safety seat or booster seat could cost as much as $110.00 per violation.
Board of Forestry to interview candidates for State Forester position Aug. 24 in Salem
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/19/16 12:01 PM
The Oregon Board of Forestry will meet in executive session Wednesday, Aug. 24, to interview candidates seeking the position of State Forester, which heads the Department of Forestry. In May, Doug Decker, the current State Forester, announced his plan to retire in October at the end of this fire season.

Under the Oregon Revised Statutes - ORS 192.660(2)(a) and 192.660(7) - the executive session will be closed to the public. No decision will be made, and a second set of interviews for the finalists is planned for Sept. 7, also in executive session.

The executive session will run from noon to 4:30 p.m. at ODF headquarters, the Clatsop Room, Building C, 2600 State St., in Salem.
Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Advisory Executive Committee will meet Wednesday, August 24 in Salem
Oregon Department of Human Services - 08/19/16 11:58 AM
The Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Advisory Executive Committee will meet Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from 3:30 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: committee business; co-chair election; update on the interpreter Request for Proposals; deaf culture training; and new partnerships.

People also can 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 503-947-5104 or Kelsey.Gleeson@state.or.us. Requests should be made at least 48 hours before the event.

For questions about the meeting, please contact: Theresa Powell, policy analyst, at Theresa.A.Powell@state.or.us
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Beat the heat and prevent wildfires this weekend (Photo)
Oregon Office of Emergency Management - 08/19/16 11:40 AM
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As the ongoing heat event continues through this weekend, the Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is reminding the public that heat-related illness is a serious threat, especially for elderly, youth, and those without air conditioning in addition to those working or exercising outdoors.

Furthermore, fires have the potential to rapidly spread due to the combination of hot, dry and windy conditions. The National Weather Service predicts that east winds will increase today particularly through the Western Columbia River Gorge, north Willamette Valley and Clark County, and Coast Range of Northwest Oregon.

"According to the National Weather Service heat is one of the leading weather related killers in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year and even more heat related injuries, so we want people stay safe by being aware of conditions and surroundings" said Andrew Phelps, OEM director. "It is very important to check on neighbors and family members who may be susceptible to problems with extreme heat, and make sure outdoor pets have plenty of water and shade."

Here are some helpful tips for heat safety and to prevent wildfires:
Heat Safety: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/heat/
Wildfires: https://www.ready.gov/wildfires



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It's Back... 2nd Annual Celebrity Chocolate Cake Smack-down Returns Tuesday, August 23
Oregon Historical Society - 08/19/16 10:55 AM
WHEN:
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
12pm -- 1pm

WHERE:
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

COST:
Free Admission -- and free cake for all once Gerry declares the winner!

Portland, OR -- August 19, 2016 -- For over 50 years, the sole judge of the Oregon State Fair's Chocolate Cake Contest has been the one and only Gerry Frank--public servant, businessman, and cheerleader for all things Oregon. Back by popular demand, the Oregon Historical Society will host its second annual Celebrity Chocolate Cake Smack-down in downtown Portland with Gerry as the judge. Come and watch as local community leaders and media personalities present their best recipes for judgment, and join in the tasting once Gerry declares a winner!

Contestants Include:
April Baer (Host of OPB's State of Wonder)
Ryan Deckert (President, Oregon Business
Association)
Marilyn Deutsch (Reporter, KPTV)
Lisa Garza (Author & Founder of Gluten Free
Foodies)
Lori Hardwick (Fundraiser Extraordinaire)
Margie Hunt (CEO, Special Olympics Oregon)
Nkenge Harmon Johnson (CEO and President,
Urban League of Portland)
Mark Katches (Editor, The
Oregonian/OregonLive)
Judy Margles (Director, Oregon Jewish
Museum)
Judge Judy Matarazzo (Multnomah County Circuit Court)
Sandra McDonough (CEO, Portland Business Alliance)
Dan Ryan (CEO, All Hands Raised)
Angelica Thornton (Anchor, KATU)
Kay Toran (CEO, Volunteers of America)
Craig Wessel (Publisher, Portland Business Journal)

Gerry's tips for making a winning chocolate cake include:
1. Aesthetically pleasing design
2. Keep it simple -- pure chocolate is best
3. Avoid dryness in the cake recipe
4. Dark chocolate is preferred to white chocolate
5. And most importantly, the richer the better!

Whose baking do you think will "take the cake"? Share your thoughts on social media using the hashtag #CakeSmackDown and be sure to tag @OrHist in your tweets!

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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.
Health advisory issued August 19 for Agency Lake
Oregon Health Authority - 08/19/16 10:45 AM
August 19, 2016

High blue-green algae and toxin levels found in Klamath County lake

A health advisory was issued today for Agency Lake. Agency Lake is located just north of Upper Klamath Lake near Klamath Falls along Highway 97 in Klamath County.

Water monitoring on the lake has confirmed the presence of high levels of blue-green algae and associated toxins that can be harmful to people 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, contact with cells from a bloom can cause skin irritation and a red, puffy rash in individuals with skin sensitivities, or those who develop rashes easily.

Drinking water directly from Agency Lake 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.

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 any freshwater source affected by a bloom 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 in some cases can produce symptoms very similar to food poisoning such as weakness, cramps, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and fainting. If these symptoms persist or worsen you should seek medical attention. Other toxins can produce numbness, tingling and dizziness that can lead to difficulty breathing or heart problems, and require immediate medical attention for you or your pet. There is no antidote for these toxins but supportive care can treat symptoms and other concerns.

Children and pets are at increased risk for exposure because of their size and level of activity. People who bring their pets to areas where blooms are identified should take special precautions to keep them from drinking from or swimming in the water.

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

With proper precautions to avoid water contact, people are encouraged to visit Agency 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 in people or pets, 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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Vancouver Police host Girl Cops Are Awesome II
Vancouver Police Dept. - 08/19/16 10:32 AM
Vancouver, Wash. -- On September 1, 2016 the Vancouver Police Department will be hosting Girl Cops Are Awesome II.

Date: Thursday, September 1, 2016
Time: 3:00-5:30 p.m.
Location: Vancouver Police East Precinct (520 SE 155th Avenue)

Last year the Vancouver Police Department hosted an event called Girl Cops Are Awesome after hearing about a local girl, Kinley Goertler, who went with her mother to buy a SWAT costume for Halloween, only to be disappointed that the packaging seemed to indicate it was a boy's costume. Based on the positive response and attendance at last year's event, the Vancouver Police Department is hosting Girl Cops Are Awesome II.

This event is open to girls of all ages who want to meet some awesome "girl cops", learn more about a career opportunities in law enforcement, check out the equipment police officers use, and have a lot of fun! This event is open to the public and boys are welcome to attend too.


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.


Attached Media Files: 2016-08/385/97049/GirlCopsIIFlyer.pdf
Health advisory issued August 19 for Willamette River's Ross Island Lagoon
Oregon Health Authority - 08/19/16 10:09 AM
August 19, 2016

A health advisory is being issued today for the Ross Island Lagoon and the mouth of the lagoon as it connects to the Holgate Channel. Ross Island Lagoon is located about one river mile south of downtown Portland in Multnomah County.

The advisory is being issued due to visual confirmation of a blue-green algae bloom in the lagoon. Water monitoring has been completed to confirm the type of blue-green algae present, and the level of any potential toxins that may be produced; however, shipping and analysis of the sample will take time. It is expected that data from the analysis of the bloom sample will be available by the middle of next week. At that time, depending upon the level of toxins found in the sample, Oregon Public Health officials will determine if the advisory can be lifted, or if it will continue in place until the bloom is gone.

Because sample analysis is needed to determine if a bloom is producing toxins, and because of the extreme heat predicted over the weekend and through next week, Oregon Public Health officials believe in order to protect the public health, that an advisory based on visual observation and extent of the bloom is warranted until data is available. This is because if toxins are being produced by the bloom, they can be potentially harmful to people, and even at low levels can be very harmful to pets.

Although the advisory is confined at this time to the Ross Island Lagoon and its mouth, the lagoon is influenced by the dynamics of the river which can cause bloom creep as the water in the lagoon rises and recedes. Always be aware that blooms can develop on any waterbody under the right environmental conditions. The Willamette is a big river and blooms can develop in areas along its course where low flow and slow moving water can be found.

If you see areas where the water is foamy, scummy, thick like paint, pea-green, blue-green or brownish-red, follow the motto "When in doubt, stay out."

Oregon Public Health officials advise people to avoid swallowing or inhaling water droplets as a result of swimming or high-speed water activities, such as water skiing and power boating in areas where blooms are identified.

Drinking water directly from the river where a bloom is identified is especially dangerous since any toxins produced cannot be removed by boiling, filtering or treating the water with camping-style filters. People who may draw water directly out of this area for drinking or cooking are advised to use an alternative water source. No public drinking or potable water systems are affected.

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 any freshwater source affected by a bloom 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 in some cases can produce symptoms very similar to food poisoning such as weakness, cramps, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and fainting. If these symptoms persist or worsen you should seek medical attention. Other toxins can produce numbness, tingling and dizziness that can lead to difficulty breathing or heart problems, and require immediate medical attention for you or your pet. There is no antidote for these toxins but supportive care can treat symptoms and other concerns.

Contact with cells from a bloom can cause skin irritation and a red, puffy rash in individuals with skin sensitivities or those who develop rashes easily.

Children and pets are at increased risk for exposure because of their size and level of activity. People who bring their pets to areas where blooms are identified should take special precautions to keep them from drinking from or swimming in the water.

People may still visit the lagoon and enjoy activities allowed in the area such as bird watching and boating at low speeds. However, in all areas where a bloom has been identified or an advisory is in place, people should avoid any activities that might expose them to ingestion and inhalation.

For more information, or to report a human or pet illness, 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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Kernville man killed in single vehicle traffic crash in Otis (Photo)
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - 08/19/16 10:00 AM
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On August 18, 2016 at about 1050 AM, Douglas Buxton, age 42 of Kernville, was found deceased with his vehicle down over the embankment of Bear Creek Road near mp two in Otis. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and Oregon State Police responded. The investigation revealed that Buxton was driving his silver colored Ford Ranger pick-up southbound on Bear Creek Road when he failed to negotiate a curve at MP two. His vehicle left the roadway, struck a tree then rotated down the embankment striking another tree. Buxton, who was not wearing his safety belt, was partially ejected causing fatal injuries. The driver safety belt had been removed from the vehicle prior to the crash. Damage to the driver compartment of the vehicle was minor. An alcoholic beverage container was found in the area of the crash associated with the vehicle however it is unknown if intoxicants were a factor in the crash pending toxicology results.
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Respectfully submitted by:

Senior Deputy Bruce McGuire
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
225 West Olive Street
Newport OR 97365
Bmcguire@co.lincoln.or.us
(541) 265-4277 x 7125


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National Aviation Day, Friday, August 19, 2016 (Photo)
Oregon Civil Air Patrol - 08/19/16 9:43 AM
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On National Aviation Day, August 19, the nation celebrates the anniversary of the birthday of Orville Wright.

Starting this Friday, NASA invites you to join the celebration of flight and everything it makes possible by taking our Orville flying squirrel along with you and posting a picture with the hashtag #WhereIsOrville.
Our heritage in aviation research goes back more than 100 years. We've helped air travel become a safe, reliable form of transportation. But we're not finished. We're working to transform aviation into something even better by perfecting new technologies, including those that could lead to shape-shifting wings, electric propulsion and the return of commercial supersonic flight.
Every U.S. commercial aircraft and every U.S. air traffic control tower has NASA-developed technology on board.
NASA is with you when you fly!
Where Is Orville?
It's National Aviation Day on August 19. Use social media to tell us where your Orville is on the day we celebrate flight.
Print me!
Write in your location, take a photo and post starting August 19.
Take a selfie with Orville, or a regular photo of him in your location. Be sure to write in where you are.
1. Download and Print Your Orville
Follow this link to download your Orville: (http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/orville_selfie_sign_final.jpg)
Print him out. We recommend printing a few copies so that you can post pictures from several different locations if you want!
Use the entire sheet in your photo, or, cut along the dotted line to release Orville from the page.
2. Starting Friday, August 19, take photos.
Are you going to be at an airport? Are you already on vacation at a place that you reached by air? Do you work in the aviation community -- at a company, organization or agency that has something to do with flight? Are you at school for aeronautics or aerospace? Are you a pilot or member of a flight crew? Do you work at an airport?
On the "@" line, write where you are and then take a selfie or regular photo while holding your Orville.
3. Post, and be sure to tag your posts with #WhereIsOrville.
4. Watch NASA Aeronautics social media accounts to see if we like your post.
Twitter: @NASAAero
Facebook: like us at "NASA Aeronautics"
Sondra Geddes
Education Specialist, AERO Institute
NASA Armstrong Educator Resource Center
38256 N. Sierra Highway, Suite A
Palmdale, CA 93550
(661) 276-2359 (Office)
(661) 276-5522 (ERC)
(661) 265-9548 (Fax)
sondra.l.geddes@nasa.gov
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Necarney Creek trail suspension bridge to close Aug. 29 for repairs
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 08/19/16 9:31 AM
The Oswald West State Park suspension bridge spanning Necarney Creek will close for rehabilitation work Aug. 29-Sept. 2. The work will include replacing the trusses, deck surface and handrails.

Last rehabilitated in 1998, the project is a top priority and necessary for visitor safety, said Park Manager Ben Cox. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department employees and a Department of Corrections inmate crew will complete the $7,500 project.

Cox recommends visitors and Oregon Coast Trail hikers use the beach as a detour via the South Beach Access Trail and the Shorts Sand Beach Trail.
Oregon City Police Participating in August Safety Belt Blitz
Oregon City Police Dept. - 08/19/16 9:12 AM
Oregon City, Oregon (August 19, 2016 9:30 am): The Oregon City Police Department along with several Oregon sheriff's offices, local police departments and OSP are participating in the OREGON SAFETY BELT OVERTIME CAMPAIGN BLITZ. The Blitz starts August 22, 2016 and continues through September 4, 2016.

Officers will also be on the alert for persons exceeding the posted speed limit or violating the "hands-free" cellphone law. This enhanced enforcement is paid from dedicated funding through USDOT's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Oregon City Police Department wants to remind you to "BUCKLE UP" before operating your vehicle.

The following information is provided by O.D.O.T. and the US Department of Transportation.

Belts and child restraints work by holding a person safely inside the vehicle during sudden stops, swerves or crash. Without a belt or child seat, occupants may be violently thrown against each other, the car interior or completely out of the vehicle, greatly increasing the risk of injury or death.

Oregon law requires belts be used and maintained in working order. Children weighing under forty pounds must use a child seat with harness. Children under one year or weighing less than twenty pounds must ride in a rear-facing child seat. A child over forty pounds must use either a child seat or booster until they reach age eight or 4' 9" tall and the adult belt fits them correctly. A recent study by University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute revealed that "even those adult belt systems with designs most likely to fit children do not fit well when used for children aged six to twelve."

Safety belts, when maintained and used properly, can reduce the chance of fatal injury to adults by 45 to 65 percent. Properly functioning airbag systems can further reduce these risks. If you have concerns about recent product recalls related to your vehicle's safety belt or your child's safety seat, use your vehicle identification number or seat serial number to find current recall information on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website at: http://www.nhtsa.gov/ or check with the product manufacturer.

For help installing child car seats, consult the seat manufacturer's instructions, your vehicle owner's manual, or visit a local child seat fitting station listed at: http://www.nhtsa.gov/apps/cps/index.htm or at http://oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources/
County Trust Land Advisory group to meet Aug. 26 at Forestry Department in Salem
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/19/16 9:03 AM
The Forest Trust Land Advisory committee will meet Aug. 26 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Oregon Department of Forestry's Headquarters, Tillamook Room, Building D, 2600 State St., Salem. Items on the agenda include an update on the Trask River watershed study and briefings from Department of Forestry districts on state forest efforts, such as forest management and recreation, throughout Oregon.

The Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee is comprised of seven county commissioners representing 15 Oregon counties where state forestlands are located. The FTLAC is a statutorily established committee that advises the Board of Forestry on matters related to forestland managed by ODF.

An opportunity for public comment will be provided and recorded audio will be available following the meeting. Questions about accessibility or special accommodations for the meeting can be directed to the Oregon Department of Forestry at 503-945-7248.

Find the meeting agenda and learn more about the FTLAC here.

More background on state forest management and county relationships is outlined in Council of Forest Trust Lands Counties annual report here.
Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Tuesday August 22 at 8:00 a.m.
Portland Police Bureau - 08/19/16 8:58 AM
Sgt. Greg Stewart is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Portland Police Bureau through Tuesday August 22, 2016, at 8:00 a.m.

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

All other requests will be answered the next business day.

Guidelines for media, including how to officially request records, may be found here: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/571559

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Hockinson School District Board of Directors Regular Meeting
Hockinson Sch. Dist. - 08/19/16 8:24 AM
The Hockinson School District will hold a Regular Board of Directors Meeting on Monday, August 22, 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.
Public Safety Alert (Photo)
Beaverton Police Dept. - 08/19/16 7:42 AM
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Composite drawing of suspect
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UPDATE
Stock photo of what the suspect vehicle looks like

UPDATE
Composite drawing of the suspect.

On the evening of Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Beaverton Police Officers responded to two separate reports of suspicious activity. Both calls were related to a subject trying to make traffic stops and impersonating a police officer.

The subject was driving a newer, gun-metal grey or dark grey Mitsubishi Lancer. The vehicle might have a LED light mounted above the rearview mirror that flashes white, red and blue. The suspect is described as a white adult male, approximately 35 to 40 years of age, shaved head, clean shaven face, muscular, large tattoo on the inside of his left arm and wearing a white T-shirt.

The suspect successfully made one traffic stop and contacted the victim in her vehicle. The victim stated that she believed he was an off duty police officer because his car did not look like a police car and he was not in a uniform. The victim stated that he did not have a badge and did not say he was a police officer. He demanded to see her driver's license and registration and after looking at them, he returned them to her and drove off.

It is very rare that any police officer would ever stop you and not be wearing a uniform. If you are ever stopped by someone who is not in uniform, ask to see their badge and identification. If they are not able to present this to you, roll up your window and call 911. If they are truly a police officer the dispatcher will be able to confirm this for you.

Here are some recommendations for you if you are not sure you are being pulled over by a real police officer who is not in uniform:

Continue driving to a populated area or a police department to pull over. ?,?

Once stopped, lock your doors and only roll your window down enough to be able to hear and pass your license through. ?,?

Ask the person to show you his/her badge and identification.

We are asking for the public's help to locate and identify this subject. If you have any information that will help in this investigation, you are asked to call (503) 629-0111 and reference case number 16-2301340.
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Attached Media Files: News Release , Composite drawing of suspect , Stock photo of car
Camas and Washougal bans all outdoor recreational fires
Camas-Washougal Fire Dept. - 08/19/16 5:35 AM
Due to extremely elevated temperatures and lack of moisture, the Camas-Washougal Fire Chief has ordered an immediate ban on all outdoor burning in both cities, to include recreational fires. Enclosed barbecue grills are not impacted at this time. Camas and Washougal join other Clark County fire agencies in implementing the ban due to public safety concerns and red flag fire conditions. The ban will remain in place until further notice.
Thu. 08/18/16
Extreme Fire Weather Burn Ban in Effect
Canby Fire Dist. - 08/18/16 5:05 PM
We are moving to EXTREME fire danger tomorrow morning (Friday, August 19). This will put us into a total burn ban which includes recreational fires. You can visit www.canbyfire.org or our Facebook page for burn ban updates and also for cooling centers in Canby.
Extreme weather update
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 08/18/16 4:42 PM
We are moving to EXTREME fire danger tomorrow morning (Friday, August 19). This will put us into a total burn ban which includes recreational fires. You can visit www.clackamasfire.com or our Facebook page for burn ban updates and also for cooling centers in Clackamas County.
Yamhill County Red Flag Warning
Sheridan Fire Dist. - 08/18/16 4:39 PM
August 18th, 2016 - The Yamhill County Fire Defense Board has agreed to the following effective immediately:

A Red Flag Warning has been issued for Yamhill County and NW Oregon. Due to dangerous fire conditions ALL open burning is prohibited. Including Camp fires, Portable propane/Patio Fire Places and Charcoal BBQ's, backyard burning, agricultural burning and recreational burning (warming and cooking fires). Citations may be issued to violators.
Tualatin Library Extends Hours to Serve as Cooling Shelter During Hot Temps This Weekend
Tualatin Police Dept. - 08/18/16 4:25 PM
The Tualatin Public Library will extend hours to serve as a cooling shelter when the forecasted temperature will be 98 degrees. The Library is among several "cooling centers" in Washington and Clackamas Counties that will be available this summer.

Tualatin Library is open until 9 pm Monday through Thursday and will extend hours until 8:30 pm this Friday and Saturday, August 19-20. (The Library normally closes at 6 pm on Friday through Sunday.) In addition to offering regular services, water and family-friendly activities will be available. The Tualatin Library is located at 18878 SW Martinazzi Ave. For more information, call 503-691-3074.

The Juanita Pohl Center is another location residents without air conditioning can find some relief. The JPC is open Monday-Friday 8 am-5pm. The JPC is located at 8513 SW Tualatin Rd. (inside Community Park). For more information, call 503-691-3061.

The fountain at Tualatin Lake of the Commons is on 10 am to dusk.

Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year and claiming more lives each year than floods, lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes combined. The most vulnerable individuals are those who work or exercise outdoors, adults over 65, infants and children under four, the homeless or poor, and people with chronic medical conditions.

Washington County Public Health advises taking precautions to avoid heat-related health issues, including staying hydrated, staying in an air-conditioned indoor location as much as possible, and avoiding strenuous activities.



¡Mantente fresc@ en la biblioteca!

La Biblioteca Pública de Tualatin extenderá su horario si las temperaturas están pronosticadas en 98°F.

viernes 19 de agosto: 10 am-8:30 pm

sábado 20 de agosto: 10 am-8:30 pm

https://www.tualatinoregon.gov/library/cool-down-library-%C2%A1mantente-fresc-en-la-biblioteca
Shooting Investigation Underway at Northeast 9th and Alberta -No Known Gunshot Victims
Portland Police Bureau - 08/18/16 4:14 PM
On Thursday August 18, 2016, at 3:52 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to report of gunfire at Northeast 9th Avenue and Alberta Street and vehicles being driven out of the area.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire, including damage to at least one vehicle.

No gunshot victims were at the scene or have arrived at any area hospitals.

Gang Enforcement Team officers are responding to the scene to assist with the investigation.

Traffic on Northeast 9th Avenue from Alberta to Webster Streets is impacted by the investigation.

Preliminary information indicates that a suspect was seen with a gun and he is described as an African American male in his 20s, wearing a light-colored shirt and dark-colored baggy jeans.

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

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City of Beaverton Street Paving Planned for August 22 to 26
City of Beaverton - 08/18/16 4:09 PM
BEAVERTON, Ore. --The City of Beaverton's Public Works Department will be paving several streets from Aug. 22 to 26. The streets are:


SW Gleneden Dr. (155th Ave. to Gearhart Dr.)
SW Gleneden Ct. (Gleneden Dr. to cul-de-sac)
SW Gearhart Dr. (149th Ave. to Sexton Mtn. Dr.)
SW Gearhart Ct. (Gearhart to cul-de-sac)
SW151st Pl. (Gearhart to cul-de-sac)
SW Vulcan Ct. (Gearhart to cul-de-sac)


The exact schedule is weather-dependent. Work will begin at 7 a.m. and finish no later than 5 p.m. each day.


Traffic lanes will be flagged and remain open to local traffic. The city will complete the project as quickly as possible and work to minimize inconvenience, but there will be occasional delays.


Resurfacing streets regularly 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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The City of Salem Issues Burn Ban During Red Flag Conditions
City of Salem - 08/18/16 3:24 PM
With the weather forecast calling for high temperatures, gusty winds and low humidity, the City of Salem will follow Marion County's Fire Defense Board recommendation, and has enacted a burn ban within the City of Salem effective immediately.

All outdoor burning, including recreational fires, are now prohibited within the City of Salem. This ban is based on weather conditions and community fire safety needs, and will remain in effect through the weekend, or until weather conditions improve to minimize the fire danger.

Cooking outdoors in approved propane or charcoal barbecue grills is allowed during this total burning ban, but always remember and follow safe grilling practices, and properly dispose of coals in a metal container when finished.

The Burn Ban includes the following open burning situations:

1. Agricultural burning
2. Land clearing or slash burning
3.Recreational fires, including:
a. Backyard fire pits.
b. Outdoor fireplaces and portable fireplaces.

Individuals found to be in violation of these requirements during the burn ban may be held liable for the cost of extinguishment and for any property damage resulting from an illegal fire.

For any questions please call the City of Salem Fire Department at 503-588-6245.


Attached Media Files: August 18 Burn Ban
Deputies Provide Enhanced Labor Day DUII and Traffic Safety Patrols
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/18/16 2:55 PM
August 18, 2016--Washington County Sheriff's Deputies will provide extra patrols on Washington County roadways to enhance safety for the Labor Day holiday.

The Labor Day holiday period is known as one of the most dangerous holidays for crashes due to heavily traveled roadways, in combination with impaired and aggressive drivers.

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

Sheriff's Deputies will be providing extra DUII patrols and a Three Flags Seatbelt Blitz from August 22, 2016 through September 5, 2016. These enhanced traffic safety missions are sponsored with grants provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). The final results will be provided at the conclusion of these traffic safety missions on September 7, 2016.

Washington County Sheriff's Deputies regularly respond to traffic related incidents that could have been avoided if all drivers were sober, safe and considerate. Deputies are reminding drivers to slow down, avoid distractions, allow adequate following distances, wear their seatbelt, and secure children with properly fitted child restraints. The following ODOT three minute video provides safety recommendations for proper child and adult seatbelt use. http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TS/PublishingImages/safetybelts/swf/index.html

The Washington County Sheriff's Office would like everyone to have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day holiday. The Sheriff's Office arrests about 1000 impaired drivers every year and has zero tolerance for impaired driving.


Attached Media Files: PDF with video link
Corps seeks comments on permit application for work in Benton County
US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District - 08/18/16 2:49 PM
US Army Corps of Engineers
Portland District

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is accepting comments on a permit application from Kent Aldrich for a proposed project in Benton County, Oregon.

Public notice NWP-2014-307-1 is available at http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/PublicNotices.aspx.
NOAA Grant Helps Remove Sunken F/V Western from Coos Bay (Photo)
Oregon Marine Board - 08/18/16 2:43 PM
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The Oregon State Marine Board was recently awarded a $55,000 NOAA Marine Debris Removal grant to assist with the removal of the F/V Western from Coos Bay. The Western is a 69.9 foot long, 78 gross ton, wood-hulled fishing vessel that was built in 1934. In January 2015, after breaking free from her mooring from the dock and from anchor several times, the Western ultimately sank near a row of pilings near the Empire Boat Ramp, in water deep enough for complete submersion. The vessel was deemed a priority to remove by several agencies and community groups because its large, near a busy navigation channel, and sunk in a sensitive fish and invertebrate habitat. However, adequate funding was not available for the approximately $95,000 cost of removal and disposal.

The project, titled, "A partnership for the removal and prevention of abandoned and derelict fishing vessels along the Oregon Coast", includes $17,500 matching cash from the Marine Board and $22,500 from the Department of State Lands as well as in-kind services from Oregon SeaGrant, South Slough NERR, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Department of Environmental Quality, and staff from the coastal public ports and marinas. The Marine Board will contract with a salvage company for removal of the F/V Western from the water and dispose of the vessel through approved methods on land. The work will begin in October, 2016.

The grant also stipulates that in addition to removal of the Western, the Marine Board initiate and lead an Abandoned and Derelict Vessel Task Force with participation from Oregon coastal ports, law enforcement, commercial vessel owners, and other stakeholders to strategize and implement actions that will help prevent future abandoned and derelict vessels along the coast. A majority of coastal ports struggle with commercial fishing vessels that are no longer in use and have not been maintained for seaworthiness, left abandoned or in derelict condition. A goal of this task force will be developing an inventory of abandoned and derelict commercial vessels along the Oregon coast and develop plans and prioritize actions for future removal efforts.

The NOAA Marine Debris Program's "Community-based Marine Debris Removal" federal funding program provides funding to support locally-driven, marine debris assessment and removal projects that benefit coastal habitat, waterways, and NOAA trust resources. Projects awarded through this grant competition implement on-the-ground marine debris removal activities, with priority for those targeting medium- to large-scale debris, including derelict fishing gear and abandoned and derelict vessels.
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Explosive Device Found in Lyons
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 08/18/16 2:38 PM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports his office received a report of an explosive device on August 17, 2016 from City of Lyons Public Works employee Richard Birky. Richard reported he found a homemade explosive device the day before in the roadway near the Lyons Library located at 279 8th Street. Richard stored the device in his vehicle and met with a deputy today to turn it over to law enforcement.

Deputies immediately placed the device on the ground, cleared a safe area and notified the Oregon State Police Bomb Squad for assistance, where they rendered the device safe for disposal. State Police Bomb Technician Sgt. Kevin Del Grande advised that this homemade explosive device was capable of taking off a hand if it would have detonated while someone was holding it. The device was about two inches in length, wrapped in tape and had a fuse.

Sheriff Riley asks anyone that comes across any suspicious looking device to not touch it, clear a safe area around the device and immediately report it to local law enforcement.

No suspect(s) have been identified at this point. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information that may help with identifying the involved individuals please, contact Deputy Russell Williams at the Linn County Sheriff's Office (541) 967-3950.
Corps seeks comments on permit application impacting wetlands in Polk, Marion, Linn and Benton counties
US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District - 08/18/16 2:10 PM
US Army Corps of Engineers
Portland District

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is accepting comments on a permit application from Bonneville Power Administration for a proposed project in Polk, Marion, Linn and Benton counties in Oregon.

Public notice NWP-2016-57 is available at http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/PublicNotices.aspx.
State fire marshal urges vigilance and extreme care against wildfires
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/18/16 1:38 PM
With Oregon's hottest temperatures and driest conditions occurring throughout the next few days, Oregon State Fire Marshal Jim Walker is urging all residents to take the utmost care and thorough caution to prevent wildfires.

"A majority of this year's wildfires have been human caused," says State Fire Marshal Jim Walker. "This demonstrates that all of us need to take responsibility for protecting ourselves and our neighbors by preventing wildfires in these extreme conditions."

The Oregon Department of Forestry has reported that since January 1, 2016, there have been 466 wildfires caused by humans. And due to the extreme temperatures, much of Oregon is under a burn ban.

Currently, Oregon has several active wildfires that have put people and homes at risk, and a number of families have received evacuation warnings.

"Our office is in constant communication with the Oregon Department of Forestry and our other wildland partners to assist with firefighting efforts if called upon, said Walker.
BLM, USGS Publish Data and Visualization Site for Sagebrush Geospatial Data
Bureau of Land Management Oregon & Washington - 08/18/16 1:32 PM
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have published a hub to enable easy visualization and access to geospatial data about the west's "sagebrush sea." This will help guide sagebrush conservation efforts during the 2016 fire season and beyond.

"We have the benefit of a tremendous amount of scientific information to help us conserve the sagebrush ecosystem that hasn't always been organized in a way that makes it easy to find." said Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals Management Janice Schneider. "This hub provides a simple way to reach the most definitive information from the USGS, the BLM, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Fish and Wildlife Service, all in one place. It will provide the many groups working to conserve the sagebrush sea and Greater Sage-Grouse with a shared understanding of this landscape to help facilitate coordination in setting priorities for conservation and fire prevention at all levels."

The sagebrush geospatial framework includes a catalog of geospatial data for the entire sagebrush ecosystem, as well as a series of visualization tools. The hub allows users to view or create printable maps, download Geographic Information System (GIS) data, and compare local data sets with larger regional data sets. The wildland fire community can, for example, use the free online tools to help select areas for preventative actions that will reduce the potential for future fires in sagebrush habitat.

The new common access point for this sagebrush data is the Secretarial Order 3336 tab at https: //www.landscape.blm.gov/geoportal. Additional entries to the data catalog and analysis and decision support tools will be added to the framework as they become available.

"Geospatial data is critical for understanding how local conditions fit into the overall landscape." said Steve Hanser, USGS Sage-Grouse Specialist. "The data access, visualization, and decision support tools developed through this effort will help provide a landscape-scale understanding and context for decision makers, which are important when dealing with the vast area of the sagebrush biome."

This geospatial framework is a component of the comprehensive, science-based strategy announced by Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell in January 2015 to address the more frequent and intense wildfires that are damaging vital sagebrush landscapes and productive rangelands in the Great Basin. The goals of this strategy include reducing the size, severity and cost of rangeland fires, addressing the spread of cheatgrass and other invasive species, and positioning wildland fire management resources for more effective rangeland fire response.

Schneider noted that the hub will provide access to the data used to develop the Conservation and Restoration Strategy, another element of the Integrated Rangeland Fire Management Strategy called for by Secretary Jewell in 2015. This strategy is intended to inform a multi-year plan for conservation and restoration actions across the sagebrush ecosystem.

The accelerated invasion of non-native grasses and the spread of pinyon-juniper, along with drought and the effects of climate change, increased the threat of rangeland fires to the sagebrush landscape and the more than 350 species of plants and animals, such as Greater Sage-Grouse, mule deer and pronghorn antelope, which rely on this critically important ecosystem. The increasing frequency and intensity of rangeland fire in sagebrush ecosystems has significantly damaged the landscape on which ranchers, livestock managers, hunters and outdoor recreation enthusiasts rely. This unnatural fire cycle puts at risk their economic contributions across this landscape that support and maintain the Western way of life in America.


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2014, the BLM generated $5.2 billion in receipts from public lands.

USGS provides science for a changing world. Visit USGS.gov, and follow us on Twitter @USGS and our other social media channels. Subscribe to our news releases via e-mail, RSS or Twitter.


Attached Media Files: 2016-08/5514/97025/Geospatial_Data_PR_8-17-2016.pdf
Convicted Felon Arrested with Guns, Drugs and Cash in Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/18/16 1:26 PM
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On Thursday August 18, 2016, at 12:28 a.m., East Precinct officers contacted a man asleep in a vehicle at Southeast 122nd Avenue and Reedway Street after a concerned passerby called 9-1-1.

Officers awakened the man, 32-year-old Adam Joseph Coopersmith, after observing items in plain view that led officers to believe he may have ingested illegal narcotics.

Coopersmith got out of the vehicle and gave officers consent to search his vehicle. Inside the car, officers located two loaded handguns, several loaded magazines, approximately 25 grams of heroin, and approximately $2,500 cash. Additionally, other evidence was located to indicate Coopersmith was trafficking narcotics.

Coopersmith was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Delivery of Heroin, Possession of Heroin, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm (three counts).

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Fire Destroys Large Home on NW Germantown Road (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 08/18/16 12:33 PM
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At 5:45 a.m. today, 9-1-1 received multiple calls reporting a large column of black smoke coming from the West Hills, northwest of the Bethany area. One of the callers to 9-1-1 was the property owner who confirmed over the phone and again on scene that no one was in the home. The homeowner was staying with a friend nearby and arrived to find at least half of the home on fire.

Firefighters arrived to the 13000 block of NW Germantown Road in Multnomah County and found a 6,000 square foot home engulfed in flames and upgraded the incident to a second alarm. The location presented multiple challenges including: a long narrow driveway, thick trees and brush and no immediate hydrants. Firefighters worked to fight the house fire, while also mitigating the spread of fire through embers into nearby brush.

Two drafting sites were set up at nearby hydrants to maintain a constant supply of water to firefighters. Germantown Road was closed at Old Germantown Road and Skyline Blvd intersections allowing for water tenders to shuttle water to the scene.

Initial indications from witness statements, burn patterns and video footage indicate that the fire possibly started in the garage, however; the investigation is ongoing.

TVF&R was assisted by firefighters from Portland Fire & Rescue, Hillsboro Fire & Rescue, officers from Portland Police and Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.

With temperatures in the 100s, humidity levels dropping and winds picking up this afternoon, firefighters hope that everyone is cautious when using any materials or equipment that can become an ignition source. Learn how to be fire safe at www.tvfr.com.


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Tip of the Week August 22, 2016 - Back to School
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - 08/18/16 11:43 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: August 22, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

BACK TO SCHOOL

It's time for many of our children to start back to school. Motorists need to get back in the habit of knowing where our neighborhood schools are located. There are more than 15 public and private schools located around Lincoln County.

Each morning and afternoon when school is in session, children are walking to and from school and when there's a chance they may be present, a school speed zone is in effect. The speed limit is 20 mph in a posted school zone between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on a day when school is in session. If the school zone is equipped with a flashing yellow light(s), then the speed limit is in effect when flashing.

It's vital that we obey these speed limits as our children's safety is at stake. These schools include kindergarten through twelfth grade. Some of these children are five years old and very small. A parked car can obscure their view of you and your view of them. These young people often fail to realize the importance of looking before they walk or run out into the roadway. Driving at 20 mph will give you more time to react and avoid striking them.
The following chart reveals the distance required to stop at specific speeds.

64 feet @ 20 mph
86 feet @ 25 mph
112 feet @ 30 mph
138 feet @ 35 mph
170 feet @ 40 mph

5 mph can make the difference between whether or not you hit a pedestrian.
As citizens we must protect our children. Traffic crashes are one of the deadliest hazards our children face. Let's do our part when we pass these schools by slowing down, watching, and expecting the unexpected.

Everyone needs to do their part to ensure the safety of our children.

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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Attached Media Files: 2016-08/5490/97021/082216-Back_to_School.pdf
UPDATE #2: Central Precinct Officers Attempting to Communicate with Burglary Suspect in Northeast Portland Residence (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/18/16 11:41 AM
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48-year-old Michael Edwin Glover was released from the hospital on Monday afternoon and was booked into jail on charges of Burglary in the First Degree (two counts), Interfering with a Peace Officer, Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle, Public Indecency, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Additionally Glover is being held on a parole violation.

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At approximately 1:00 p.m., the suspect was taken into custody by SERT officers after he'd refused to come out of a bedroom after hours of negotiation. The suspect did not immediately comply with officers orders and was Tased before being arrested.

The suspect was treated by medical personnel and will be taken to the hospital for an evaluation. After his release from the hospital he will be booked into jail on multiple charges.

His name and charges will be released after he's booked into jail.

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On Monday August 15, 2016, at 7:47 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 600 block of Northeast 30th Avenue on the report that a man tried to break into a home and was headed into Oregon Park.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with several witnesses who told police that the man approached a woman walking a dog and was fondling himself. The suspect then got into a City of Portland pick-up that was parked at Oregon Park. The Parks & Recreation employee in the truck yelled at the suspect to get out and the suspect ran across the street and broke into an occupied residence. The resident ran outside yelling that the suspect broke into her residence. The suspect then left that residence and entered a different residence in the same complex, where he is believed to be hiding.

Central Precinct officers have blocked all traffic along 30th Avenue and closed Oregon Park as part of the effort to contain the suspect. On duty members of the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) and the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) are at the scene to assist in safely resolving the situation.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, 5'9" tall, thin build, possibly wearing hospital-issued clothing. There is no information he's armed with any weapons. Based on witness statements about his behavior, officers believe he may be under the influence of intoxicants and/or suffering in a mental health crisis.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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Explore Oregon's rich mining history with new online collections
Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries - 08/18/16 11:23 AM
New online collections of Oregon mining records are opening up the state's rich history.

The records span decades, from the gold rush of the mid-1800s to modern-day aggregate mining operations. The new collections include Baker County Mining Claim Records, mining records held by the Josephine County, Gold Hill, and Woodville historical societies, and a Mining Permit Viewer.

Putting the documents online is part of an ongoing effort by the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) to increase access to the Agency's scientific publications, records and historic collections, says Ali Ryan Hansen, DOGAMI communications director. The project was funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.

"So many people will find these mining records interesting and useful," Hansen says. "And now, those historians and genealogists and gold panners and mine operators can look through these books and files wherever they happen to be, instead of travelling to where paper copies are held."

Creating digital copies also preserves irreplaceable information. A flood at the Baker County Courthouse in 2010 put mining claim record books--as well as other priceless historic real estate, tax, and court records--in peril.

Claim books were photographed page-by-page and assembled into PDFs. An 1862 book of mining laws, water rights and claims for the Pioneer District is the oldest book digitized as part of the project, and one of the oldest books of the gold rush era.

"Mining districts were kind of the first local governments in Oregon," says geologist Tom Wiley. "Their laws show us a lot about the lives and livelihoods of early Oregonians."

ABOUT THE COLLECTIONS
Baker County Mining Claim Records: Baker County's booming gold days are captured in more than 50 volumes that include records of claims bought and sold, claim locations, mining district meeting minutes and laws, claim maintenance records and more. Records span from 1862 to 1964. Find records here: bit.ly/bakerclaims

Historical Society Records: The project created online access to the mining and mineral records held by the Josephine County Historical Society, the Gold Hill Historical Society, and the Woodville Historical Society. Collections are wide-ranging, and include everything from a 1904 mining map of southern Oregon to Josephine County Sourdough Gazette mining newspapers of the 1960s. Among the holdings are maps, letters, photographs, news articles, publications and more. Find records here: bit.ly/societymining

Mining Permit Viewer: The interactive viewer offers easy access to permit files--which include site permits and inspections, maps, photos, and correspondence--for aggregate mining sites, most of which are no longer in operation. The viewer includes records for Baker, Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Crook, Curry and Deschutes counties. Some records are also available for mines in Douglas, Lincoln, Marion, Polk and Washington counties. Find the viewer here: bit.ly/MLRRviewer
Local Red Cross Sends Eight Responders to Help With California Wildfires; Others Continue to Help in Louisiana
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/18/16 11:19 AM
Eight Red Cross disaster responders from Oregon and Southwest Washington deploy to California to help people affected by massive wildfires; Eighteen others still on the ground in Louisiana helping flood relief effort.

PORTLAND, Ore., August 18, 2016 -- The American Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) is responding to the massive wildfires in California by deploying eight volunteers to help with relief efforts.

Responders from Nehalem, Beaverton, Portland, Keizer, Gresham and John Day, Oregon as well as Battle Ground, Washington are assisting affected communities by managing shelters, providing emergency financial assistance, health and mental health services, transportation services, and coordinating with local government entities to help deliver assistance.

Two of the responders include Cascades Region CEO, Amy Shlossman and Regional Disaster Officer, Cara Sloman.

"Communities across Louisiana and California have been devastated by fires and floods and many families have lost everything," said Amy Shlossman, CEO of the Red Cross Cascades Region. "Our ability to respond and help people when they need it most depends upon the generosity of our donors. Please help support our disaster response efforts across the country by visiting redcross.org."

THE SITUATION IN CALIFORNIA:
Explosive brush fires have ripped through more than 30,000 acres in San Bernardino County. More than 86,000 people have been forced to leave their homes. An unknown number of homes could be destroyed, and there is no containment in sight. Two Red Cross shelters provided refuge to 173 individuals affected by the Blue Cut Fire. In Lake County, three additional shelters are open to support families in need of lodging and support services. And in Kern County, the Red Cross is ready to open an evacuation center should it be needed. For all these wildfires, Red Cross shelters are providing for the immediate needs of those affected. Services include a safe and clean place to stay, food, hydration, emotional support and health services. All facilities will remain open for as long as there is a need.

THE SITUATION IN LOUISIANA:
The Red Cross continues to help thousands of people impacted by the flooding in Louisiana where the situation remains dire. On Wednesday night, more than 4,100 people were still seeking refuge in 30 Red Cross and community shelters. At the peak of the floods, more than 50 shelters provided safety for more than 10,000 people. The Red Cross and partners have served nearly 138,000 meals and snacks since the onset of the flooding. Mental health disaster workers are visiting shelters to offer comfort. Health services volunteers are helping with things like lost eyeglasses and medications. The flooding danger is not over. More rain is falling in Louisiana and flood waters are moving down-river, which could cause damage in new areas. The Red Cross is closely monitoring the situation to be ready to mount an additional response if necessary. According to meteorologists, more than 6.9 trillion gallons of rain -- enough water to fill 10.4 million Olympic pools -- deluged Louisiana this week.

HOW TO HELP:
Donations are urgently needed. To help people affected by the Louisiana Floods or the California Wildfires visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS. These donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small.

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/Cascades or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossCasc.


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Pedestrian Safety Detail
Beaverton Police Dept. - 08/18/16 11:08 AM
The Beaverton Police Department will be conducting a Pedestrian Safety Detail on Monday, August 22, 2016 between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. The detail will be conducted in the area of SW 125th St. and SW Brockman St at the Fanno Creek trail. This is near Southridge High School and is a crosswalk used often by children.

This detail will focus on vehicles failing to stop and remain stopped for pedestrians in a crosswalk. Motorists are reminded it's your lane plus six feet. Stop for the pedestrian, who must clear the lane you're turning into and at least 6 feet of the next lane, before you proceed.

The primary focus of this detail is to raise pedestrian safety awareness. Through the use of a decoy pedestrian, the Beaverton Police Department hopes to raise the awareness of drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of pedestrian right of way laws. Pedestrians are also reminded to wear bright colors and pay attention to the traffic flow when preparing to cross the road. Pedestrians are also required to obey any traffic control device that directs the pedestrian's movement.

In our continued effort to provide options other than the standard citation, drivers receiving citations are given the option of taking a crosswalk diversion program hosted by the Beaverton Police Department.

Please see the YouTube link below to watch an informational video on crosswalk safety. https://youtu.be/KzexhlX73W8
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Meals on Wheels Volunteer Arrested for Aggravated Animal Abuse (Photo)
Gresham Police Dept - 08/18/16 10:49 AM
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GRESHAM, Ore. -- Police arrest a Meals on Wheels volunteer surrounding the death of a 6 year old Chihuahua.

On August 8, police were dispatched to the home of June Rigsby 70, of Gresham after she found her 6 year old Chihuahua named "Baby" deceased inside her home. June, who is disabled and was in bed at the time, heard a knock at the door and a man call out her name. That man was Gresham Resident Donald Nicoli, 68. June told investigators that she had made arrangements with Nicoli, who has been delivering Meals on Wheels food to her every Monday for several months, that she would leave the door unlocked for him enter her home.

June said when Nicoli came in and called out her name, her three dogs including Baby jumped from her bed to greet Nicoli. A few moments later, June heard a thud and only two dogs returned. After Nicoli left the house, June got out of bed to check on Baby, and that's when she found her deceased on the kitchen floor.

Detective Sergeant Jerry Harris, with the assistance of Multnomah County Animal Control, began investigating the circumstances surrounding Baby's death. Baby was sent to Oregon State University (OSU) where they assisted with determining how she died. Sergeant Harris said, "We received word from Oregon State University, that the cause of death was blunt force trauma and multiple skull fractures."

Investigators spoke with Nicoli who admitted to kicking the dog but could not remember specific details leading up to that day's events.

Nicoli was booked into Multnomah County Detention Center on one count of Aggravated Animal Abuse.

Gresham police want the public to know that Animal abuse is not taken lightly and it will be investigated to the fullest.

Citizens can report animal abuse 24 hours a days 7 days a week by contacting Multnomah County Animal Services at (503) 988-7387 or online to www.multcopets.org


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Free Child Safety Seat Clinic
Beaverton Police Dept. - 08/18/16 10:43 AM
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, August 20, 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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Driver Issued Multiple Citations for March 2016 Fatal Crash on Northeast Glisan Street
Portland Police Bureau - 08/18/16 10:34 AM
The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division has issued multiple traffic citations to a driver involved in a March 2016 traffic crash that killed 26-year-old Alexander Keppinger.

The driver, 43-year-old Roderick Alo, was given citations for Speeding, Driving Uninsured and Careless Driving. The case was reviewed by the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and it was determined that no criminal charges would be filed in this case.

This investigation started on Sunday March 6, 2016, at 7:52 p.m., when East Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a multiple vehicle crash in the 13900 block of Northeast Glisan Street.

Investigators learned that Alo was driving a 2002 Acura TL eastbound on Glisan Street when he lost control of his vehicle and collided with a 2008 Toyota Corolla that was being driven westbound onto Glisan Street after turning from northbound 139th Avenue, driven by Lan Vo and occupied by Alexander Keppinger.

After being struck by Alo's vehicle, Lan Vo crashed into a 2005 Nissan Sentra being driven westbound on Glisan Street by 26-year-old Lance Faletogo. A passenger in the Nissan has been identified as 27-year-old Rawz Addison-Faletogo.

Lan Vo and Alexander Keppinger, were transported by ambulance to Portland hospitals with traumatic injuries. Keppinger died as a result of his injuries on March 24.

The occupants of the Nissan, Lance Faletogo and Rawz Addison-Faletogo, were transported by ambulance to Portland hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries and were treated and released.

Alo was not injured in the crash. He was not impaired and cooperated with investigators.

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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YWCA Clark County offers fee based training on information and dynamics of domestic violence for community members.
YWCA Clark County - 08/18/16 10:16 AM
In an effort to expand resources and information for community members and community based agencies, YWCA Clark County is offering four trainings in September that provide comprehensive information on domestic violence and supporting individuals experiencing or impacted by violence. Participants in trainings will gain knowledge about how to define domestic violence and understand its root causes, understand dynamics of stalking and challenge common myths. Specific training on marginalized communities and dynamics of domestic violence will also be offered as will training on Clark County based community resources that survivors often access.

Trainings will be offered at $15 per session or $50 for all four sessions. For more information and registration, visit ywcaclarkcounty.org/trainings.

About YWCA Clark County
YWCA Clark County serves more than 12,000 people each year who are survivors of domestic violence, homelessness, sexual assault, youth in foster care, child abuse and neglect, and oppression.
Major Crash Team Investigating Hit and Run that Seriously Injured a Pedestrian in North Portland
Portland Police Bureau - 08/18/16 10:01 AM
On Wednesday August 17, 2016, at 11:46 p.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a pedestrian that fell out of a truck at North Lombard Street and Portsmouth Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a 46-year-old man down in the street suffering from serious injuries. He was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

Based on information learned at the scene, officers believe the man was walking across North Lombard Street and was struck by the driver of an older white pick-up truck traveling eastbound on Lombard. The initial information that the man fell out of a moving vehicle appears to be inaccurate.

Due to the severity of the man's injuries, the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to conduct an investigation.

Anyone with information about this crash or the identity of the driver who fled the scene should contact Officer David Enz at 503-823-2208, david.enz@portlandoregon.gov.

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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Portland Fire & Rescue, Red Cross Team Up Again For Sept. 11 Memorial Blood Drive
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/18/16 9:49 AM
Portland Fire & Rescue and the American Red Cross are joining together for the third consecutive year for a Sept. 11 Memorial Blood Drive to honor those lost during the 2001 terrorist attacks. The annual Portland Fire & Rescue Blood Drive will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm at Station 1, 55 SW Ash St. Those who come to donate can enjoy an on-site cookout and get a $10 Visa gift card while supplies last, courtesy of Suburban Propane through a Red Cross sponsorship.

The blood drive is open to the public and members of the community are encouraged to roll up a sleeve to join Portland firefighters in donating blood in honor of the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives on September 11th.

Portland Fire & Rescue kicked off the blood drive because the bureau wanted to offer an avenue of action for those marking this solemn day that has deep significance for first responders.

"Community health and wellness is one of the major components of today's modern fire service, so it makes great sense to mark this day by joining together to contribute to our important blood reserves," says Portland Fire & Rescue Chief Mike Myers. "I will be there to donate and I look forward to meeting our neighbors who will roll up their sleeves alongside me."

Fire Commissioner Dan Saltzman encourages those who are able to sign up to donate blood.

"September 11th showed us that we must always be ready and resilient. Our first responders train to face worst case scenarios such as we saw on that tragic day in 2001 and their bravery cannot be overstated," Saltzman says. "We as a community can also train for worst case scenarios; making sure we have plenty of life-saving blood on hand is one way that we can prepare. Please sign up to give blood on September 11th at Station 1."

"First responders know firsthand how important it is to have blood readily available for emergencies," said Neil Tosuntikool, Donor Recruitment director of the Red Cross Pacific Northwest Blood Services Region. "By hosting this blood drive, they are helping ensure that blood is on the shelves before it is needed."

Donors of all blood types - especially O negative, A negative and B negative - are needed. The Red Cross encourages donors to schedule their appointments in advance, but walk-ins also are welcome.

What: September 11 Memorial Blood Drive
When: Sunday, September 11, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.
Where: Portland Fire & Rescue Station 1, 55 SW Ash Street
Sign up: www.redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code PortlandFire or call 503-823-3700
Two Overnight Shootings, Two People Injured -- Unknown if Related Events (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/18/16 9:35 AM
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The Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team is investigating two overnight shootings that injured two people.

The first incident occurred outside Grand Central Bowl, located at 808 Southeast Morrison Street at 11:02 p.m. on Wednesday night. Central Precinct officers responded to the location on the report of a disturbance involving gunfire outside the bowling alley.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire in the street, as well as bullet strikes to the building and a parked car. A short time later, a 24-year-old male arrived at a Portland hospital suffering from non-life-threatening injuries. Officers contacted the victim and believe that the injuries were suffered as a result of the shooting.

At 1:42 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of Northeast 80th Avenue and Glisan Street. As officers were responding, 9-1-1 operator received additional information that someone at the scene was suffering from a gunshot wound.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a large crowd and a 19-year-old female suffering from serious injuries. She was transported to a Portland hospital where she remains with serious but not believed to be life-threatening injuries.

Officers also located two parked vehicles that had damage from gunfire. Northeast Glisan Street was closed from 78th to 80th Avenues for several hours as investigators processed the crime scene.

Preliminary information indicates that the second shooting may have been connected to an earlier memorial gathering honoring the life of Ervaeua Herring, who was killed on August 17, 2014. Four people have been indicted and arrested for Herring's murder.

Based on information learned at both scenes, the shootings are believed to be gang-related although it is not clear if they are related to one another. There is no specific suspect information in either case.

Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to contact Detective Todd Teats at 503-823-2137, todd.teats@portlandoregon.gov.

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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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over -- Battle Ground PD to Conduct Extra DUI Patrols
City of Battle Ground - 08/18/16 9:00 AM
Battle Ground Police Officers will be joining law enforcement throughout Clark County and WA State in extra DUI patrols August 19 -- September 5. The extra patrols are aimed at encouraging everyone to get a safe ride, especially if alcohol, prescription, over-the-counter medicine, or other drug use might be causing any impairment.

Driving under the influence of drugs, whether illicit, over-the counter, prescription, or a combination thereof, is just as dangerous -- and as unlawful -- as driving under the influence of alcohol.

Data shows that combining alcohol and drugs, or one drug with another drug can be a very deadly mix for drivers. According to a new study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately one-third of drivers in Washington State were drug-positive. The NHTSA study mirrors the state's deadly crash data. In 2015, there were 251 impaired drivers involved in deadly crashes. Of these drivers, 20 percent tested positive for alcohol greater than .08 only and another 20 percent tested positive for a single drug. However, nearly 60 percent of these drivers tested positive for multiple drugs, or drugs mixed with alcohol.

In addition to the Battle Ground Police Department, Ridgefield, Vancouver, and Washougal Police Departments, Clark County Sheriff's Office, CRESA, and the Washington State Patrol will be participating in this campaign through the coordination of the Target Zero Task Force (Clark & Skamania Counties). The DUI emphasis patrols are funded by a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission and are part of Target Zero - striving to end traffic deaths and serious injuries in Washington by 2030.

"The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign is designed to encourage all of our citizens to help us achieve our goal of zero traffic deaths. Before you drive, make sure your mind is alert and ready for the important task of driving," said Darrin Grondel, Washington Traffic Safety Commission Director. "Don't risk getting arrested for a DUI, or causing a life-changing tragedy. Designate a sober, drug-free driver, catch a ride share, or walk with a buddy."

More information about Target Zero is available at www.targetzero.com.

Washington deadly crash data is available by state and county on the Washington Traffic Safety Commission website at: http://wtsc.wa.gov/research-data/quarterly-target-zero-data/
Fire danger rising to extreme: high temperatures, low humidity and gusty winds
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/18/16 8:29 AM
The heat is on! A wave of hot dry windy weather is expected to hit the region Thursday and last through Saturday. Just a single spark under these conditions could lead to a significant and costly wildfire. Fire managers are reminding the public to be extra careful with fire as they seek ways to stay cool.

"Everyone will be looking for ways to beat the heat. Remember to take extra precaution with fires or anything that could start a wildfire," said Oregon Department of Forestry Unit Forester Michael Curran.

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a fire weather watch for high temperatures, gusty winds and low relative humidity. The fire weather watch will be in effect from late Thursday night through late Friday night.

Fire season is in effect and fire managers have raised the fire danger level to extreme. Normal summer weather has dried forests, brush and grasses. The impending heat wave poses a significant fire weather threat and any fire starts could spread rapidly. Curran says, "We don't experience extreme fire danger very often. When it's this hot and dry, we need everyone to think twice before using anything that might emit a spark."

The following activities are prohibited during extreme fire danger.

Smoking is prohibited while traveling, except in vehicles on improved roads, in boats on the water, and other designated locations.
Open fires are prohibited, including campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires and warming fires, except at locations designated by the forester. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed.
The use of powersaws is prohibited during extreme fire danger.
Cutting, grinding and welding of metal is prohibited.
The mowing of dried, cured grass is prohibited.
Motor vehicles, including motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, are only allowed on improved roads free of flammable vegetation, except for the 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 2-?1/2 lb.or larger fire extinguisher. All-terrain vehicles and motorcycles must be equipped with one 2-?1/2 lb. or larger fire extinguisher.
Use of fireworks is prohibited.
Tigard Police Arrest Stabbing Suspect
Tigard Police - 08/18/16 7:56 AM
On August 13 at approximately 5:40 p.m., Tigard Police received a 9-1-1 call reporting an assault with a weapon. When officers arrived minutes later, they found a man lying outside a rental unit with an apparent stab wound near the shoulder. A Tigard officer administered first-aid while emergency medical units began arriving. Soon other Tigard officers arrived and began to question a small group of bystanders. Officers learned the suspect appeared barricaded inside one of the apartment units. The Washington County Tactical Negotiation Team was summoned and was later able to take the suspect into custody without incident.

The investigation concluded that a gathering of several friends and acquaintances took place at the Windmill Apartments located at 10579 SW Tigard St. in Tigard. At some point during the gathering, an argument erupted between two men which ended with the alleged stabbing. At the time of the incident, there were several adults and two children in the dwelling unit. No others were injured during the ordeal. The victim, a 42 year-old Portland man was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital where he was treated and later released.

The suspect, 35 year-old Jesus Recio, was lodged in the Washington County Jail. Recio was charged with Assault II, an Oregon Measure 11 offense which if convicted, requires mandatory minimum sentencing.
Wed. 08/17/16
Traffic Alert: All lanes of SE Cesar E Chavez reopened at 9 p.m. after earlier underground cavity repair
Portland Bureau of Transportation - 08/17/16 11:08 PM
(UPDATE 11 p.m. Aug. 17, 2016) -- All lanes of SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd reopened at SE Alder Street at about 9 p.m., as expected after crews repaired underground cavities earlier today, the Portland Bureau of Transportation announced. One lane northbound and one lane southbound were closed after 11 p.m. Tuesday night and were closed all day today.

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(UPDATE 5 p.m. Aug. 17, 2016) -- Two lanes of SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd are expected to remain closed through 9 p.m. tonight at SE Alder Street as crews repair underground cavities, the Portland Bureau of Transportation says. The left lane northbound and the left lane southbound were closed after 11 p.m. Tuesday night and were closed all day today.

Two travel lanes remain open, one each direction, though all traffic has been diverted to the eastern half of the roadway.

An 8-inch terra-cotta sewer pipe believed to be built in the year 1900 was found to have been broken, causing water to erode the surrounding soil, undermining the road surface. A concrete plug from an old connection to a nearby home may have failed, contributing to the damage. A video by PBOT crews shows standing water inside the sewer pipe, indicating a sunken section of pipe that also caused some erosion in the area or may have been caused by erosion from a nearby break. The exact cause of the breaks in the sewer main that led to the erosion has not been determined.

PBOT crews found an underground cavity approximately 8 feet wide, 8 feet long and as much as 8 feet tall in some areas under the road surface.

PBOT has posted HD video of standing water in a sunken section of the pipe.

Video courtesy Portland Bureau of Transportation: https://youtu.be/gYG5QtJIQJ4

Pictures by Portland Bureau of Transportation.

Travelers should avoid the area of SE Cesar E Chavez and SE Alder Street if possible, use alternate routes and expect delays when traveling in the area. SE Alder Street is closed to all but local residents between SE 38th Avenue and SE Cesar E Chavez.

The closure is located between SE Stark Street to the north and SE Belmont Street to the south, so travelers may want to turn off of Cesar E Chavez at those points or elsewhere to avoid delays.

Earlier post below.
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(Aug. 17, 2016) -- The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that two lanes of SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd are expected to remain closed through 5 p.m. today at SE Alder Street as crews inspect and repair underground cavities. The left lane northbound and the left lane southbound were closed after 11 p.m. Tuesday night.

One lane each direction on SE Cesar E Chavez is expected to remain open to traffic as crews make repairs the the road surface and underground utilities. Travel lanes on SE Alder Street are not affected, but travelers should expect delays on SE Alder Street and avoid the area if possible.

Travelers should avoid the area of SE Cesar E Chavez and SE Alder Street if possible, use alternate routes and expect delays when traveling in the area. The available lanes on SE Cesar E Chavez may change throughout the day. Two-way traffic may be shifted to the northbound lanes, if required to make the repairs, so travelers should pay close attention to lane closure signage leading up to this location.

The closure is located between SE Stark Street to the north and SE Belmont Street to the south, so travelers may want to turn off of Cesar E Chavez at those points or elsewhere to avoid delays.

We will post an update as we learn more about the cause of the road damage and timing of the road closure. It appears a leaking sewer line, more than 100 years old, may have caused the underground cavity. Two small holes in the roadway were visible late Tuesday night, exposing an underground cavity more than 3 feet in diameter and about 7 feet deep below SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd.

The traveling public is advised to use alternate routes if possible, expect delays and use caution when traveling in the area.

PBOT conducts emergency repairs to sewer and stormwater lines in the public right of way in Portland.

Underground cavities can be caused by sewer or water line leaks, damage caused by construction crews, the result of underground streams or weather events. Small cavities in city streets may be a sign of a larger underground problem. The public is advised to call PBOT's 24 hour dispatch to report sinkholes or other roadway hazards at 503-823-1700.


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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
Cowlitz County Sheriff Investigating Fatal Police Shooting**Update** 10:00 pm
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/17/16 10:13 PM
update 10:00pm August 17, 2016

The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office assisted by the Longview Police Department and Washington State Patrol has completed its initial investigation of the officer involved shooting at the Flying K in Kelso, WA. The store has been returned to the owner at about 10:00pm.

The deceased was removed from the scene by the Cowlitz County Coroner's Office. The Coroner's Office will release more information about the deceased once he has been positively identified and next of kin notified.

There is still much work to be done in this investigation. An update press release is planned for Thursday at 11:00am.
Photos and Video: Oregon Army National Guard and Portland Police Bureau conduct joint training in downtown Portland (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 08/17/16 8:50 PM
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PORTLAND, Oregon -- The Oregon Army National Guard partnered with the Portland Police Bureau during a joint training exercise in downtown Portland, Oregon, August 17, 2016.

The Oregon Army National Guard provided transportation for members of the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) utilizing UH-72 Lakota helicopters.

Oregon Army National Guard aviators, with Detachment 1, Company A, 1-112th Aviation, conducted multiple helicopter flights from Troutdale to downtown Portland, dropping off police officers on top of a high-rise building.

"Conducting joint training helps us build stronger relationships between local law enforcement and the Oregon National Guard," said Brig. Gen. Mark Crosby, commander of the Oregon National Guard's Joint Domestic Operations Command. "This type of training and networking is an excellent opportunity for local first responders and the National Guard to work together as a team in the event that we need to help the citizens of Oregon during an emergency."

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/PYhj_P4G0AE

PHOTO CAPTIONS:
160817-Z-IW846-048: Members of the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) disembark an Oregon Army National Guard UH-72 Lakota helicopter, from Detachment 1, Company A, 1-112th Aviation, during a joint training exercise, August 17, in Portland, Oregon. The aircraft transported police officers to the top of a high-rise building in downtown Portland. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Steven Conklin, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

20160817-Z-PL933-010: Chief Warrant Officer-3 Paul Harryman, a UH-72 Lakota pilot with Detachment 1, Company A, 1-112th Aviation, Oregon Army National Guard, briefs members of the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) on the proper ways to enter and exit the helicopter during a joint training exercise, August 17, in Troutdale, Oregon. The aircraft transported police officers to the top of a high-rise building in downtown Portland. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

20160817-Z-PL933-088: Members of the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) rush to get on board an Oregon Army National Guard UH-72 Lakota helicopter, from Detachment 1, Company A, 1-112th Aviation, at the airport in Troutdale, Oregon, August 17. The aircraft transported police officers to the top of a high-rise building in downtown Portland during a joint training exercise. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

20160817-Z-PL933-103: A police officer, with the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), watches the landing of an Oregon Army National Guard UH-72 Lakota helicopter, with Detachment 1, Company A, 1-112th Aviation, at the airport in Troutdale, Oregon, August 17. The aircraft transported police officers to the top of a high-rise building in downtown Portland during a joint training exercise. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)


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AARP Gives 'Champion of the 50+' Award to U.S. Senator Ron Wyden for Important Work on Issues Impacting Age 50+ American Families (Photo)
AARP Oregon - 08/17/16 8:11 PM
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Clackamas, OR -- Today AARP announced US Senator Ron Wyden as a recipient of the 2016 "Champion of the 50+" legislative leadership award for his significant achievements during the 114th Congress that benefit the lives of the 50+ and our families. Senator Wyden received the award for preserving financial security through passage of legislation that addressed the shortfall in the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) trust fund, ensuring that children, veterans, older workers, families and others who receive disability insurance benefits would not face a 20% cut in their benefits.

"Senator Wyden deserves this award because he worked to improve financial security for millions of American families," said AARP Oregon state president Elaine Friesen-Strang. "Passing legislation to protect benefits for disabled workers has demonstrated leadership qualities to help Americans achieve greater financial security."

AARP Oregon has 500,000 members in Oregon representing people 50+! We believe that age and experience can enhance your possibilities.


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Forest Fire 1.5 miles west of Sunriver Oregon
Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/17/16 7:17 PM
Fire Update as of approximately 1900 hours

There is an active forest fire 1.5 miles west of Sunriver, Oregon. It started near the intersection of River Summit Drive and Forest Road 40.

The fire is currently estimated at 300 acres in size.
It is moving southwest at a moderate spread rate.

Fall River Estates and Fall River Fish Hatchery have been placed on a Level 1 Evacuation notice.

Fire cause is unknown at this time.

There are several road closures in the area and the public is asked to stay out of this area.

Information will be updated as it becomes available.
Monday, August 22, 2016 Executive & Regular Board Business Meeting Agenda
Parkrose Sch. Dist. - 08/17/16 6:53 PM
The Parkrose Board of Education of School District No. 3, Multnomah County, Oregon, will convene in an Executive & Board Business Meeting on Monday, August 22, 2016 in the Parkrose School District Office Boardroom located at 10636 NE Prescott Street, Portland, Oregon at the hour of 6:30pm. The Board will hear presentations on a China America Exchange and a presentation on the High School/Middle School communication plan. They will receive reports from the Superintendent's Office, Assistant Superintendent/School Improvement Office, Technology, Human Resources, Student Services and the Business Office. The Board will take action on Consent Agenda items and Action Items including a second boiler change order, committee liaisons, their legislative assignments and a contract for substitute management. They will also report on their Board Business and be available to hear Citizen Comments twice during the Business Meeting. The agenda is posted on the Parkrose School District Website at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1000205
Stabbing Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Mill Park Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 08/17/16 6:38 PM
On Wednesday August 17, 2016, at 6:13 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing in the 12400 block of Southeast Stark Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and located a victim walking westbound on Stark Street suffering from a stab wound. The victim, a male adult, was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to serious injuries.

Initial information indicates that the location of the stabbing may have occurred a few blocks away from where the victim was located.

No arrests have been made and officers are in the early stages of the investigation.

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

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Aloha Man Found Deceased in Private Lake (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/17/16 6:32 PM
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August 17, 2016--Sheriff's Deputies responded to a rural area north of North Plains concerning a possible drowning in a private lake. The man's body was later recovered from the lake.

On August 17, 2016, at 10:23 a.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies, assisted by the North Plains Department, were called to the 25200 block of NW Braga Road concerning a possible drowning. Family members called and reported Charles Merrill, 76, from Aloha, was missing. The family owns acreage on NW Braga Road that has a large lake of unknown depth. The family went searching for him and saw the family boat capsized on the lake but no sign of Mr. Merrill. It was not unusual for Mr. Merrill to visit the property and fish from the boat.

Sheriff's Deputies arrived and found the lake was about one acre in size and a capsized boat was found far from shore. The boat was unable to drift due to heavy vegetation. Sheriff's Deputies called the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office dive team to help search for Mr. Merrill. The dive team searched the water and at 4:55 p.m., found Mr. Merrill deceased in the lake near the boat. It does not appear he was wearing a lifejacket.

The Washington County Medical Examiner believes Mr. Merrill suffered a medical issue causing him to fall into the water.


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Red Cross Still Sheltering 7,000+ in Louisiana; Local Volunteers on Standby to Help With California Wildfires
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/17/16 6:28 PM
Louisiana hit by 6.9 trillion gallons of rain; California fires burn thousands of acres

PORTLAND, Ore., August 17, 2016 -- The American Red Cross continues to help thousands of people affected by disastrous floodwaters in Louisiana. Additionally, local volunteers are on standby to deploy to California to assist in the wildfire relief efforts there. The Red Cross is holding two volunteer training sessions tomorrow to recruit new volunteers interested in helping at local and national disaster responses.

Louisiana Floods
More than 7,000 people remained in Red Cross and community shelters Tuesday night and thousands more are without power in hot, humid conditions.
According to state officials, at least 11 people have died, and more than 30,000 have been rescued from flood waters by emergency crews--with more than 40,000 homes damaged. Relief efforts have been hampered by impassable roads and widespread power and communications outages.

The Red Cross has more than 1,000 volunteer on the ground, including 18 from Oregon and Southwest Washington. Local responders from Medford, Silverton, Florence, Salem, Portland, Lake Oswego, Wolf Creek, Eugene, Keiser, Williams, and Turner, Oregon as well as Vancouver, Washington are helping by managing shelters, providing emergency financial assistance, health and mental services, transportation services, and coordinating with local government entities to help deliver assistance.

The flood danger is not over in Louisiana. More rain is possible and flood waters are moving downriver, which could cause damage in new areas. The Red Cross is closely monitoring the situation, and will be ready to mount an additional response if necessary.

California Wildfires
Local Red Cross responders are on stand-by to help in California. On Tuesday, the Blue Cut Fire started in San Bernardino County and has burned 30,000 acres. Additionally, the Clayton Fire in Lake County has burned 4,000 acres and has destroyed more than 175 structures. An additional 380 structures are threatened.
The Red Cross continues to support communities affected by wildfires in California. More than 86,000 people have been forced to leave their homes due to wildfires. On Tuesday night, two Red Cross shelters provided safe refuge to 173 people affected by the San Bernardino County Fire. Additional shelters have been placed on standby as needs grow.


Community Invited to Learn More about Red Cross Volunteer Work; Attend Free Training
The American Red Cross is looking to recruit additional volunteers to help local and national disaster response efforts. Psychological First Aid is one of several courses Red Cross volunteers must take in order to support disaster relief efforts across the nation. The Psychological First Aid course helps others cope in the face of stressful events. For disaster survivors and workers, it involves providing a compassionate environment, assessing a person's needs and providing immediate support in stressful situations.
The Red Cross is holding two Psychological First Aid training sessions, tomorrow, Thursday August 18 in Portland and Medford, OR. Members of the community are invited to attend and learn more about volunteering with the Red Cross.

Portland Training: 5 p.m. at Red Cross Regional Headquarters - 3131 N. Vancouver Ave Portland, OR 97227.
Medford Training: 5 p.m. at the Medford Red Cross office - 60 Hawthorne Street Medford, OR 97504.

A volunteer information session and new volunteer registration will be held before both trainings (show up between 4 and 5 p.m.) and again immediately after the training for those interested in volunteering with the American Red Cross.

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/Cascades or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossCasc.


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Motor Vehicle Collision blocks N Parkway Avenue while firefighters extricate occupant (Photo)
Clark Co. Fire Dist. 3 - 08/17/16 5:59 PM
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Fire District 3 responded to a motor vehicle collision on N Parkway Avenue and NE Onsdorff Boulevard at 9:51 am this morning. On arrival, Fire District 3 crews found a commercial box truck blocking N Parkway and a small car on the sidewalk. The vehicles appeared to have been involved in a T-bone style collision in the intersection. Traffic was temporarily blocked while firefighters extricated the driver of the small car and evaluated the occupants of both vehicles for injuries. All occupants were transported to local area hospitals for further evaluation. Fire District 3 was assisted in response by Clark County Fire and Rescue, American Medical Response, and Battle Ground Police Department who managed traffic and conducted an investigation.


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Saturday, August 20, 2016 Special Working Session/Board Retreat Meeting Agenda
Parkrose Sch. Dist. - 08/17/16 5:53 PM
The Parkrose Board of Education of School District No. 3, Multnomah County, Oregon, will convene in an Special Working Session/Board Retreat Meeting on Saturday, August 20, 2016 in the home of Mary Lu Baetkey located at 10506 NE Beech, Portland, Oregon from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Board and Superintendent will spend the day preparing for the 2016-2017 school year. The agenda is posted on the Parkrose School District Website at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1000205
Alert: 2 lanes on SE Cesar Chavez remain closed through 9 p.m. tonight; video available (Photo)
Portland Bureau of Transportation - 08/17/16 5:17 PM
PBOT crews work to assess a large underground cavity and make repairs while keeping two lanes open.
PBOT crews work to assess a large underground cavity and make repairs while keeping two lanes open.
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(UPDATE 5 p.m. Aug. 17, 2016) -- Two lanes of SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd are expected to remain closed through 9 p.m. tonight at SE Alder Street as crews repair underground cavities, the Portland Bureau of Transportation says. The left lane northbound and the left lane southbound were closed after 11 p.m. Tuesday night and were closed all day today.

Two travel lanes remain open, one each direction, though all traffic has been diverted to the eastern half of the roadway.

An 8-inch terra-cotta sewer pipe believed to be built in the year 1900 was found to have been broken, causing water to erode the surrounding soil, undermining the road surface. A concrete plug from an old connection to a nearby home may have failed, contributing to the damage. A video by PBOT crews shows standing water inside the sewer pipe, indicating a sunken section of pipe that also caused some erosion in the area or may have been caused by erosion from a nearby break. The exact cause of the breaks in the sewer main that led to the erosion has not been determined.

PBOT crews found an underground cavity approximately 8 feet wide, 8 feet long and as much as 8 feet tall in some areas under the road surface.

PBOT has posted HD video of standing water in a sunken section of the pipe.

Video courtesy Portland Bureau of Transportation: https://youtu.be/gYG5QtJIQJ4

Pictures by Portland Bureau of Transportation.

Travelers should avoid the area of SE Cesar E Chavez and SE Alder Street if possible, use alternate routes and expect delays when traveling in the area. SE Alder Street is closed to all but local residents between SE 38th Avenue and SE Cesar E Chavez.

The closure is located between SE Stark Street to the north and SE Belmont Street to the south, so travelers may want to turn off of Cesar E Chavez at those points or elsewhere to avoid delays.

Earlier post below.
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(Aug. 17, 2016) -- The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that two lanes of SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd are expected to remain closed through 5 p.m. today at SE Alder Street as crews inspect and repair underground cavities. The left lane northbound and the left lane southbound were closed after 11 p.m. Tuesday night.

One lane each direction on SE Cesar E Chavez is expected to remain open to traffic as crews make repairs the the road surface and underground utilities. Travel lanes on SE Alder Street are not affected, but travelers should expect delays on SE Alder Street and avoid the area if possible.

Travelers should avoid the area of SE Cesar E Chavez and SE Alder Street if possible, use alternate routes and expect delays when traveling in the area. The available lanes on SE Cesar E Chavez may change throughout the day. Two-way traffic may be shifted to the northbound lanes, if required to make the repairs, so travelers should pay close attention to lane closure signage leading up to this location.

The closure is located between SE Stark Street to the north and SE Belmont Street to the south, so travelers may want to turn off of Cesar E Chavez at those points or elsewhere to avoid delays.

We will post an update as we learn more about the cause of the road damage and timing of the road closure. It appears a leaking sewer line, more than 100 years old, may have caused the underground cavity. Two small holes in the roadway were visible late Tuesday night, exposing an underground cavity more than 3 feet in diameter and about 7 feet deep below SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd.

The traveling public is advised to use alternate routes if possible, expect delays and use caution when traveling in the area.

PBOT conducts emergency repairs to sewer and stormwater lines in the public right of way in Portland.

Underground cavities can be caused by sewer or water line leaks, damage caused by construction crews, the result of underground streams or weather events. Small cavities in city streets may be a sign of a larger underground problem. The public is advised to call PBOT's 24 hour dispatch to report sinkholes or other roadway hazards at 503-823-1700.


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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


Attached Media Files: PBOT crews work to assess a large underground cavity and make repairs while keeping two lanes open. , A shovel placed in the work zone underground indicates how deep crews had to dig to repair an underground cavity beneath SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd. , Standing water in this sewer pipe indicates an area where the pipe has sunken.
Marion County Fire Defense Board Issues Burn Ban During Red Flag Conditions (Photo)
Silverton Fire Dist. - 08/17/16 4:53 PM
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With the weather forecast calling for Red Flag conditions with high temperatures, gusty winds and low humidity, the Marion County Fire Defense Board, has enacted a burn ban within Marion County effective Thursday, August 18, 2016. Due to the high temperatures combined with predicted winds the Marion County Fire Defense Board has issued a total ban of all outdoor burning effective immediately. All outdoor burning including recreational fires are prohibited in Marion County. This ban is based on weather conditions and community fire safety needs and will remain effect through the weekend or until weather conditions improve to minimize the fire danger.

Cooking outdoors in approved propane or charcoal barbecue grills is allowed during this total burning ban but always remember and follow safe grilling practices, and properly dispose of coals in a metal container when finished.
The Burn Ban includes the following open burning situations:
1. Backyard burning (yard debris, etc.)
2. Agricultural burning
3. Land clearing or slash burning
4. Recreational fires, including:
a. Backyard fire pits.
b. Outdoor fireplaces and portable fireplaces (Chimineas, etc.)
Individuals found to be in violation of these requirements during the burn ban may be held liable for the cost of extinguishment and for any property damage resulting from an illegal fire.

Silverton Fire District urges residents to use extreme caution with smoking materials, barbecues, and other open flames. Visit our website at www.silvertonfire.com for more tips, including how to protect a home located in a wildland urban interface, from a potential wildfire.

Attached photos are of actual wildland fires that we want to prevent.

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Deputies Investigating Fatal Traffic Crash North Marion County (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/17/16 4:44 PM
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The Sheriff's Office has completed its investigation of the crash that left one person dead and another in critical condition at OHSU. Deputies believe a semi-truck being driven by Joey McMaster, age 43, of Portland was west bound on McKay Road near Gearin Road when it collided head on with an SUV being driven by Marissa McConnell, age 43, of Newberg.

According to witness statements Ms. McConnell left her lane of travel striking the truck head on. The Sheriff's Office has not been able to determine why Ms. McConnell left her lane of travel but they have ruled out cell phone use.

McKay Road remains closed while crews remove the massive amount of wreckage and fuel spilled during the collision, it is estimated the road will reopen just after 5:30 p.m. The Sheriff's Office would like to take the time to remind drivers on our rural highways to please be attentive and use caution while traveling to your destination.




The Marion County Sheriff's Office is on scene of a two car motor vehicle crash involving a semi-truck and an SUV. The initial investigation is showing that a semi-truck hauling waste water was west bound on McKay Road NE when an east bound SUV drifted into the oncoming lane and impacted the semi-truck head on.

The driver of the semi-truck has been taken by Life Flight to OHSU with serious injuries and tragically the driver of the SUV was killed on impact. The Sheriff's Office will have the road closed for the next 4 to 6 hours while they complete their investigation. This release will be updated as details become available.


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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a dedication ceremony for two new survey vessels.
US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District - 08/17/16 4:33 PM
US Army Corps of Engineers
Portland District

MEDIA ADVISORY
Not Intended for Public Release

Monday, Aug. 22, 2016
10 a.m. to noon
Chinook Landing Boat Ramp
22300 NE Marine Drive
Fairview, OR 97204

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Graham and Hopman were built in Roseburg, Oregon, by North River Boats. Their design allows for exceptional maneuverability and a stable platform to monitor channel and harbor conditions and provide high quality, precise surveys of areas that need dredging. The new survey vessels' primary mission is to measure waterway depths and pass the information to the dredge crews who maintain the region's federal navigation channels.

The Graham, based in Coos Bay, Oregon, is 27 feet long and surveys small harbors and channels on the Oregon Coast, from Tillamook to Gold Beach. The Hopman is 25 feet long and based at the U.S. Moorings in Portland, Oregon. It provides hydrosurvey data for areas along the Columbia and lower Willamette rivers.

The Portland District has worked for more than a century to keep Oregon's waterways navigable. Corps survey vessels are essential tools in accomplishing that mission.
Portland District survey boats travel from Cape Disappointment on the southern Washington coast, to the Chetco River on the southern Oregon coast and east from the Pacific Ocean up the Columbia River to McNary Dam, providing vital data to the dredge crews who maintain the state's water channels.

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With summer temperatures expected to soar this weekend, PGE offers simple tips to stay cool and save energy
PGE - 08/17/16 4:29 PM
With summer temperatures expected to soar this weekend,
PGE offers simple tips to stay cool and save energy

Portland, Ore. -- More than 80 percent of PGE residential customers have air conditioning. While AC units keep homes cool and comfortable, they increase electricity use, which can increase energy bills. Fortunately, with or without air conditioning, there are many low- or no-cost ways of keeping cool. For energy saving tips all summer long, follow PGE on Facebook at Facebook/PortlandGeneralElectric.

PGE's free Energy Tracker online report shows how much energy you're using and how much you're saving. Visit PortlandGeneral.com/EnergyTracker.

If it's safe, open windows during cool nights and early mornings. Monitor outside temperatures; when it warms up to 75 degrees, close the windows and use an indoor fan (portable or ceiling).

Set the central air thermostat to 75 degrees (instead of 70 degrees). This results in an estimated energy savings of 115 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per month and an estimated monthly savings of $13.

Close curtains on sun-facing windows, and use white window shades, drapes or blinds to reflect heat away from the house.

When cooling the whole house with an air conditioner, be sure to keep all windows and doors closed. When cooling a single room with a window AC unit, be sure to close all windows and doors in that room to keep the unit running more efficiently.

Avoid cooking with a stove or conventional oven. Heat from these appliances affects indoor temperatures. Instead, use a microwave or barbecue outdoors.

Consider turning off the air conditioning and running a portable window fan overnight for 12 hours instead. For an average home with air conditioning, this results in an estimated energy savings of 335 kwh per month and an estimated monthly savings of $38.

Replace old incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs. These use 80 percent less energy and are available in warm white or daylight colors.

Check for the Energy Star(R) logo when shopping for a new air conditioner, and consider an energy-efficient heat pump. It's the most efficient way to heat and cool your home.

For long-term energy savings, consider installing a Nest learning thermostat. They're proven energy savers right out of the box, and -- with ducted air conditioning -- Energy Trust of Oregon has a $50 incentive, and PGE's Rush Hour Rewards provides an additional $25-$75 a year.

Look for other energy saving tips at PortlandGeneral.com/Energy, or contact a PGE Energy Services representative at 800-722-9287.

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Escape the heat at City recreation, water education centers
City of Vancouver - 08/17/16 3:58 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- Temperatures are heating up, but Vancouver has cool places where residents of all ages can seek some relief. Here are some options where you can splash, learn or simply chill.

Visit Vancouver Parks and Recreation's Community Centers to cool off, meet up with friends or take part in programs to play, swim or get fit. Marshall Community Center is fully air conditioned, except for the gymnasium. Most of the public areas at Firstenburg Community Center are ventilated with moving air, but are not air conditioned.

At both Firstenburg and Marshall centers, the Wi-Fi-enabled lobby areas are open to the public, free of charge. Fitness centers and pools are available to members or by paying a drop-in fee. Hours, schedules and other information can be found online at: www.vanparksrec.org (click on Community Centers at the top of the page).

Vancouver Public Works' Water Resources Education Center, along the Columbia River and waterfront trail, is an air-conditioned oasis for exploring our natural resources, from the aquaria to hands-on exhibits to toddler-size learning at Puddles Place. The Water Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Admission to the Water Center is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For Water Center information or directions, please see www.cityofvancouver.us/watercenter.

There are other air-conditioned options around Vancouver, too, including restaurants, theaters and shops, as well as Fort Vancouver Regional Library District locations. Visit the Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency's (CRESA) website to view a list of Clark County cooling centers at http://cresa911.org/emergency-management/emergency-preparedness/beat-the-heat-tips-and-places-to-stay-cool/.

The City of Vancouver reminds residents that during heat advisories it's important to stay hydrated. Where possible, stay indoors in an air-conditioned or cooled building. If swimming outdoors, be aware of river temperatures and currents and take precautions to be safe, including the use of flotation devices.

Children and pets should NEVER be left in a closed, parked vehicle for any time. Pet owners are also encouraged to provide cool shelter for animals and plenty of water. Please note that except for service animals, pets are not allowed in the community centers listed below.

For more hot weather safety tips from CRESA, please visit http://cresa911.org/emergency-management/emergency-preparedness/beat-the-heat-tips-and-places-to-stay-cool/.

Firstenburg Community Center
700 N.E. 136th Ave.
360-487-7001

Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 5:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Marshall Community Center
1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd.
360-487-7100

Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 5:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Water Resources Education Center
4600 S.E. Columbia Way
360-487-7111

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: Noon - 5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

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Nicolai Mainline and Shingle Mill roads to close this summer and fall
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/17/16 3:52 PM
NEWS RELEASE
The Oregon Department of Forestry will close portions of Nicolai Mainline and Shingle Mill Rd. during this summer and fall because of active logging operations. Nicolai Mainline will be closed to through traffic from the 5-?1/2 to the 6 mile markers (near the Viewpoint Quarry) beginning around Aug. 18. Traffic can bypass the closure by using the Microwave Rd. (near Mile Marker 5 on Nicolai Mainline) and traveling to Simonsen Rd., then turning south to Foster Mainline and back to Nicolai Mainline or west to Shingle Mill Rd.

Shingle Mill Rd. will be closed later this summer or fall near between Mile Marker 5 and 6. Traffic can bypass this closure by use of Nicolai Mainline, Simonsen Rd. and/or Microwave Rd.
"Road Closed" signs will be posted. Roads will be open for through traffic in the late evenings and on weekends.

This closure will also have an impact on the Off-Highway Vehicle camp sites at the Viewpoint Quarry and portions of OHV trails in the area.

For questions or clarifications on current closures or fire restrictions, call the Oregon Department of Forestry -- Astoria District Office at 503-325-5451.
Cowlitz County Sheriff Investigating Fatal Police Shooting**Update** 3:30 pm
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/17/16 3:48 PM
Update-3:30-

Sheriff's detectives, Longview Police and State Patrol detectives are in the process of the crime scene search. This is expected to take several hours. Early information indicates that the deceased is from the eastern Washington area but identification will take place in concert with the coroner.

Undersheriff Marc Gilchrist will take over incident lead duties at 4:00 p.m.

Kelso, WA-This morning at approximately 8 a.m. Kelso Police were called to the Flying K Fuel Mart at 1st and West Main St. to a report of a male shoplifter. While they were in route the male left the store and headed across the street towards a residential neighborhood.

A Kelso Police officer arrived and contacted the two female clerks in the store. One clerk remained at the counter while the other went to the office with the officer to attempt to view the video.

While the officer was with the clerk the male returned carrying a pole type object described as similar to a walking stick. When he entered the business he began assaulting the clerk and also a customer.

The officer, 22 year Kelso Police veteran John Johnston, intervened and was also assaulted, suffering head, arm and leg injuries before shooting the suspect. The officer was transported to the hospital by ambulance to be treated for the listed injuries.

The clerk and customer were transported to the hospital where they were also treated and released.

The suspect, a 27 year old black male, is deceased.

Cowlitz County Sheriffs Office is conducting the investigation, assisted by Longview Police and Washington State Patrol.

A follow up live interview with Sheriff Nelson will be held at 2:30 at the parking lot across from the scene.
TVF&R's New Tiller Truck Rolls Into Action This Week (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 08/17/16 3:43 PM
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Tomorrow will be a big day for Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue as the first of three tractor-drawn aerial ladder trucks begins responding to calls. The truck will be based out of Farmington Road Station 67 in downtown Beaverton.

The new truck, commonly referred to as a tiller truck, has separate steering wheels in the front and back for better maneuverability through skinny streets, sharp turns, tight curves, and congested neighborhoods with lots of parked cars. Its ability to navigate more easily through challenging areas than straight-frame trucks allows crews to access scenes efficiently and position the aerial ladder for potential rescues of fire victims. This maneuverability will also improve response times.

Eighteen apparatus operators have been trained to drive the 60-foot-long truck with an apparatus operator driving in the tractor and a tiller operator driving in the back.

The rig has a 100-foot aerial ladder and includes 24 compartments with 40 percent more space than other trucks in TVF&R's fleet to store equipment and tools needed to respond to fires, rescues, and other emergencies.

More apparatus operators will be trained later this year with the arrival and deployment of the second tiller truck.

Video of tiller truck in action: https://vimeo.com/tvfr/review/179250292/452688a693


Attached Media Files: Tiller Truck
Rock Creek's Oregon Promise Day draws large crowd, Sen. Mark Hass (Photo)
PCC - 08/17/16 3:37 PM
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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The first class of Oregon Promise students have been getting a crash course in college life at Portland Community College.

On Wednesday, Aug. 17, college outreach staff welcomed more than 80 new students to the Rock Creek Campus (Beaverton/Northwest Portland) for an orientation to resources and services. In addition, more than 20 parents got a welcome and information session about what to expect and how to assist their children. In total, the college has been hosting dozens of Oregon Promise days at each comprehensive campus (Sylvania, Rock Creek, Cascade and Southeast) this summer with 70-80 students attending each.

State Sen. Mark Hass, who represents Beaverton, is one of the founders of the state program, which encourages residents who are graduating high school or are recent GED graduates to immediately continue their education by providing funding to attend community college in Oregon. At Rock Creek Wednesday, he chatted with students and parents from Washington and Columbia county high schools, encouraging them to make the most of the historic opportunity.

The Oregon Promise Grant was created by the Legislature in 2015 with first awards available this fall term. The Oregon Legislature appropriated $10 million for the first year of the program.

"The Oregon Promise says that if you keep your grades up and graduate from high school, we promise to provide you with two years of community college without borrowing a dime," said State Sen. Hass. "There are plenty of jobs in Oregon... The problem is our youth must currently take on crippling debt in order to fill these positions. This landmark legislation eliminates debt from that equation."

Students in attendance were excited to talk with Sen. Hass and learn about the enrollment process at PCC. Chase Isaacson, 19, graduated from Westview High School this year and is thrilled to get started on his college career at PCC through Oregon Promise.

"This is a great opportunity for me and everyone here," Isaacson said. "Without this it would have been so much harder for me to go to school. It's a real timesaver."

For more information about Oregon Promise, visit http://www.pcc.edu/oregonpromise


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/


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With Hot Weather Around The Corner, The Salvation Army is Prepared
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 08/17/16 3:19 PM
(Portland, OR) AUGUST 17, 2016 -- It doesn't come as a surprise to anyone that the weather is going to heat up to unbearable temperatures later this week. For those living on the streets and in homes without air conditioning, it is downright dangerous. Heat-related death and illness are preventable, which is why it's important for The Salvation Army to provide additional services to our most vulnerable during this time.

To address the need, The Salvation Army is offering several options for the community to cool down:

WASHINGTON COUNTY
The Salvation Army in Hillsboro will become a cooling station for community members when the temperature reaches 94 degrees or hotter. Water will be provided throughout the day. In addition, staff and volunteers will strategically hand out water bottles in areas where the need is greatest. Information is also available with 211.

To contact The Salvation Army in Washington County, please call Lt. Jared Arnold at 503.640.4311.

MULTNOMAH COUNTY
Women experiencing homelessness are welcome to cool off at The Salvation Army Female Emergency Shelter (SAFES), located at 2nd and Burnside in Downtown Portland. Women can access air conditioning, free snacks, water bottle refills, or use the cell phone charging station. The Day Services area is open to anyone who presents as female and will be available from 9am-8pm.

For more information, call the SAFES front desk at 503.227.0810.

EAST MULTNOMAH COUNTY
The Oregon Public Health website advises that "young children are sensitive to the effects of extreme heat, and must rely on other people to keep them cool and hydrated". The Salvation Army in Gresham will be keeping 150-175 kids cool during their planned Vacation Bible School, which includes a free lunch and is open during the heat of the day: 12:00PM -- 3:15PM, August 15th -- August 20th.

Learn more and sign up for Vacation Bible School at http://gresham.salvationarmy.org

If you who would like more information, please contact Teresa Steinmetz at 503.794.3293 or teresa.steinmetz@usw.salvationarmy.org or visit salvationarmyportland.org.



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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 127 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at www.salvationarmyportland.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844. ??Friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyPortland
UPDATE- FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 56-Year-Old Woman (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/17/16 3:06 PM
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Victoria Dan has been safely located and has returned home.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 56-year-old Victoria Dan, missing since August 15, 2016.

Victoria was last seen at 7:00 p.m. on Monday when she left her home in the 5000 block of Southeast 72nd Avenue for her nightly walk.

Family has told police that Victoria has partial left-side paralysis which causes her to walk slowly. She also suffers from some occasional memory loss but is otherwise believed to be in good health. Victoria does not speak English.

Victoria is described as an Asian female, 4'8" tall, 130 pounds, last seen wearing a light green blouse and a floral print skirt.

Anyone seeing Victoria should call 9-1-1 so that police can check her welfare. Anyone with non-emergency information should contact the Missing Persons Unit at missing@portlandoregon.gov.

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127 arts organizations receive more than $1.2 million in Operating Support Grants from the Oregon Arts Commission
Oregon Arts Commission - 08/17/16 2:32 PM
Whether designing giant sea sculptures from ocean trash or raising the bar for contemporary dance choreography, creative minds at 127 Oregon arts organizations will be empowered by $1,214,638 in fiscal year 2017 Operating Support Grants from the Oregon Arts Commission.

Ranging from $3,500 to $44,096, the grants are available to nonprofit organizations with arts at the core of their mission and budgets over $150,000.

"We often hear that these are the most important grants we award," said Arts Commission Chair Libby Unthank Tower. "They alleviate some of the economic pressure and allow Oregon arts organizations to focus on their missions."

For the first time, applications were reviewed by discipline rather than budget size. The new approach enabled panelists to focus on grants in a category where they have expertise, said Tower.

In an effort to streamline the application process, organizations also are now required to undergo full application review every other year, she said. Organizations with full review for fiscal year 2017 were in the disciplines of Media Arts, Dance, Music and Interdisciplinary. Arts Services, Literary, Theatre and Visual Arts organizations underwent interim review and will have a full review in fiscal year 2018.

Organizations with budgets under $150,000 are eligible to apply for Small Operating Grants.

Fiscal Year 2017 Operating Support Grants were awarded to:

Central Oregon
Arts Central, Arts Services, Bend: $7,287
Atelier 6000, Visual, Bend: $6,373
BendFilm, Inc., Media. Bend: $4,820
Tower Theatre Foundation, Inc, Interdisciplinary, Bend: $3,500
Sisters Folk Festival Inc., Music, Sisters: $6,792
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, Visual, Sisters: $3,500
Sunriver Music Festival, Music, Sunriver: $4,151
The Museum At Warm Springs, Visual, Warm Springs: $4,175

Coast
Artula Institute for Arts & the Environment, Visual, Bandon: $3,500
Astoria Music Festival, Music, Astoria: $7,380
Coos Art Museum, Visual, Coos Bay: $5,397
Lincoln City Cultural Center, Arts Services, Lincoln City: $3,500
Neskowin Coast Foundation, Interdisciplinary, Otis: $10,832
Newport Symphony Orchestra, Music, Newport: $3,848
Oregon Coast Council for the Art, Arts Services, Newport: $17,869

Eastern Oregon
Arts Council of Pendleton, Arts Services, Pendleton: $16,441
Columbia Arts, Arts Services, Hood River: $9,725
Crossroads Carnegie Art Center Inc, Arts Services, Baker City: $3,557
Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts, Visual, Pendleton: $7,200
Eastern Oregon Regional Arts Council, Arts Services, La Grande: $3,500
Fishtrap, Inc, Literary, Enterprise: $10,451
Josephy Center for Arts & Culture, Arts Services, Joseph: $3,500
Oregon East Symphony, Music, Pendleton: $3,500
Playa, Interdisciplinary, Summer Lake: $9,118

Southern Oregon
Ashland Art Center, Arts Services, Ashland: $3,500
Chamber Music Concerts, Music, Ashland: $6,678
Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Theatre, Ashland: $44,096
Peter Britt Gardens Music & Arts Festival, Music, Medford: $5,771
Rogue Gallery & Art Center, Visual, Medford: $7,083
Rogue Valley Chorale, Music, Rogue River: $4,115
Rogue Valley Symphony Association, Music, Ashland: $3,868
Ross Ragland Theater, Theatre, Klamath Falls: $18,094
Southern Oregon Film Society, Media, Ashland: $5,391
Umpqua Valley Arts Association, Arts Services, Roseburg: $9,621
Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon, Music, Medford: $5,341

Willamette Valley
Arts & Business Alliance of Eugene, Arts Services, Eugene: $3,500
Ballet Fantastique, Dance, Eugene: $4,750
Corvallis Arts Center, Inc., Arts Services, Corvallis: $10,148
Cottage Theatre, Theatre, Cottage Grove: $4,644
Eugene Ballet Company, Dance, Eugene: $15,468
Eugene Concert Choir, Music, Eugene: $7,798
Eugene Opera, Music, Eugene: $5,689
Eugene Symphony, Music, Eugene: $25,004
Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras, Music, Eugene: $6,714
Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Visual, Salem: $9,405
Joint Forces Dance Company, Inc., Dance, Eugene: $7,631
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Visual, Eugene: $10,524
Lane Arts Center, Arts Services, Eugene: $19,983
Lord Leebrick Theatre Company, Theatre, Eugene: $3,710
Oregon Bach Festival, Music, Eugene: $20,034
Oregon Mozart Players, Music, Eugene: $5,882
Oregon Symphony Association in Salem, Music, Salem: $8,096
Salem Art Association, Arts Services, Salem: $15,828
Salem Multicultural Institute, Interdisciplinary, Salem: $9,795
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts, Music, Eugene: $11,700
Willamette Art Center, Visual, Salem: $3,500

Portland Metro Area
All Classical Public Media, Inc, Music, Portland: $9,069
Artists Repertory Theatre, Theatre, Portland: $6,093
Bag & Baggage Productions, Theatre, Hillsboro: $6,680
BodyVox, Dance, Portland: $18,830
Broadway Rose Theatre Company, Theatre, Tigard: $10,996
Caldera, Interdisciplinary, Portland: $11,752
Cappella Romana, Music, Portland: $9,811
Chamber Music Northwest, Music, Portland: $16,837
Circus Project, Interdisciplinary, Portland: $7,083
Clackamas County Arts Alliance, Arts Services, Oregon City: $12,569
Clackamas Repertory Theatre, Theatre, Oregon City: $3,500
CoHo Productions, Theatre, Portland: $3,500
Curious Comedy Productions, Theatre, Portland: $3,500
Disjecta, Visual, Portland: $16,554
Echo Theatre Company, Theatre, Portland: $3,500
Ethos, Music, Portland: $4,644
Film Action Oregon, Media, Portland: $6,660
Friends of Chamber Music, Music, Portland: $11,069
imago Theatre, Theatre, Portland: $3,643
Independent Publishing Resource Center, Literary, Portland: $11,020
Lakewood Center for the Arts, Arts Services, Lake Oswego: $10,672
Literary Arts, Inc., Literary, Portland: $18,908
Live Wire Radio, Inc., Media, Portland: $10,223
Metropolitan Youth Symphony, Music, Portland: $9,173
Miracle Theatre Group, Theatre, Portland: $26,985
My Voice Music, Music, Portland: $6,556
Newspace Center for Photography, Visual, Portland: $8,752
Northwest Children's Theater & School, Theatre Portland: $7,664
Northwest Dance Project, Dance, Portland: $9,692
Northwest Documentary Arts & Media, Media, Portland: $6,102
Oregon Ballet Theatre, Dance, Portland: $11,725
Oregon Bravo Youth Orchestras, Music, Portland: $7,399
Oregon Center for Photographic Arts, Visual, Portland: $7,083
Oregon Children's Theatre, Theatre, Portland: $16,825
Oregon College of Art & Craft, Visual, Portland: $3,500
Oregon Repertory Singers, Music, Portland: $3,500
Oregon Symphony, Music, Portland: $29,727
Pacific Northwest College of Art, Interdisciplinary, Portland: $8,742
Pacific Youth Choir, Music, Portland: $9,785
Pendulum Aerial Arts, Dance, Portland: $3,848
PHAME, Interdisciplinary, Portland: $5,999
PlayWrite, Theatre, Portland: $10,049
Polaris Dance Theatre, Dance, Portland: $8,762
Portland Art Museum, Visual, Portland: $39,094
Portland Baroque Orchestra, Music, Portland: $13,642
Portland Center Stage, Theatre, Portland: $14,755
Portland Childrens Museum, Interdisciplinary, Portland: $12,542
Portland Gay Mens Chorus, Music, Portland: $8,071
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Interdisciplinary, Portland: $17,561
Portland Jazz Festival, Music, Portland: $3,500
Portland Opera Association, Inc., Music, Portland: $33,123
Portland Piano International, Music, Portland: $5,112
Portland Playhouse, Theatre, Theatre, Portland: $11,146
Portland Symphonic Choir, Music, Portland: $5,442
Portland Youth Philharmonic Association, Music, Portland: $4,730
Profile Theatre, Theatre, Portland: $4,641
Regional Arts & Culture Council, Arts Services, Portland: $29,912
Stumptown Stages, Theatre, Portland: $3,500
The Art Gym, Visual, Marylhurst: $8,606
The Old Church, Music, Portland: $7,147
The Portland Ballet, Dance, Portland: $7,773
Third Angle New Music Ensemble, Music, Portland: $5,109
Third Rail Repertory Theatre, Theatre, Portland: $12,948
triangle productions, Theatre, Portland: $9,290
Western Arts Alliance, Arts Services, Portland: $3,500
White Bird, Dance, Portland: $8,986
Write Around Portland, Literary, Portland: $14,768
Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington, Arts Services, Portland: $4,948
Young Musicians & Artists, Music, Portland: $7,066
Youth Music Project, Music, West Linn: $10,003
YU Contemporary, Visual, Inc, Portland: $5,465
***Update*** Oregon City Man Seriously Injured Following Crash With TriMet Bus - Clackamas County (Photo)
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The driver of the bus, Daniel G OTTO, was issued a citation for Dangerous Left Turn (Class B Traffic Violation).

OSP was assisted by West Linn Police, Portland Police, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, and Clackamas Fire.

No further information at this time.

Previous Release:
On August 16, 2016 at about 5:30PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a crash on Highway 213 at SE Monterey Avenue (near Clackamas Town Center).

Preliminary investigation reveals a 2015 TriMet Bus was traveling southbound on Highway 213 (SE 82nd Ave) when it began a left turn onto SE Monterey Avenue. The bus turned into the path of a northbound 2016 Yamaha which collided with the right rear area (of the bus).

The motorcyclist, Justin M BERRY, age 40, of Oregon City, suffered serious injuries and was taken by air ambulance to an area hospital. The driver of the bus, Daniel G OTTO, age 58, of Portland was not injured. There were 5 passengers on the bus at the time of the crash; none were injured.

The northbound lanes of Highway 213 were closed for about 30 minutes before one lane was opened. The scene was cleared after about an hour.

More information will be released when it becomes available as this is an ongoing investigation.


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Oregon Disabilities Commission to meet August 22 in Salem
Oregon Department of Human Services - 08/17/16 1:46 PM
The Oregon Disabilities Commission will meet Monday, August 22, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, Room 137 A, 500 Summer St. NE, Salem. The meeting is open to the public.

Agenda items include: announcements; public comments; business and liaison reports; and discussion of the Governor's Commission on Senior Services and the Oregon Disabilities Commission joint meeting.

For those who can't attend in person there is a toll-free phone 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 Jeffrey Puterbaugh at 503-947-1189 or Jeffrey.L.Puterbaugh@state.or.us. Requests should be made at least 48 hours before the event.
For questions about this meeting, please contact: Jeffrey Puterbaugh, 503-947-1189, Jeffrey.L.Puterbaugh@state.or.us.
State agencies to update short-term risk levels for air toxics
Oregon Health Authority - 08/17/16 12:57 PM
August 17, 2016

OHA recommends lower short-term levels for chromium in glassmaking

PORTLAND, Ore. -- State environmental quality regulators and health experts will review and update established 24-hour screening levels for air toxics as part of the state's Cleaner Air Oregon program. State agencies use the 24-hour levels to determine whether emissions from nearby sources pose an immediate health risk to people.

In advance of the full review, scientists at the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) have recommended to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) a reduced short-term level for hexavalent chromium as part of rules governing art glass manufacturing, which DEQ will propose to the Environmental Quality Commission for adoption.

Reviewing levels for assessing immediate health risks

The process for re-evaluating the 24-hour screening levels is set to begin this month and is planned to be completed by the end of the year. The purpose of the review is to ensure Oregon has rigorously reviewed 24-hour screening levels as the state expands air monitoring near industrial sources of air toxics. In addition, DEQ and OHA scientists will consider establishing levels for toxics that may not have 24-hour levels in place now. All of the 24-hour screening levels will be rigorously reviewed by third-party, independent toxicologists and subject to public comment.

"Short-term screening levels are an important tool that help regulators and health experts know if air emissions cross a line that could put the public at risk," said OHA Director Lynne Saxton. "They give us the data we need to take immediate action if neighbors are in jeopardy."

DEQ and OHA developed current screening levels for certain metals in February to compare data on heavy metal concentrations detected by air monitors in southeast Portland, near Bullseye Glass Co., and in north Portland, near Uroboros Glass. However, these preliminary screening levels were developed rapidly and without external scientific peer review.

After several months of using the standards to assess air quality data, the agencies' toxicology experts believe some of the current 24-hour screening levels may be too conservative, such as in the case of selenium. Others--such as levels identified for hexavalent chromium--may not be conservative enough. In addition, the existing screening list also doesn't include other non-metal air toxics produced by industrial emissions around the state.

"The current 24-hour screening levels were developed in just a few days to respond to an immediate need, using the most stringent, health-protective values we could find from our peers in other states in that short time frame, in response to intense community concern about emissions from Bullseye and Uroboros," said David Farrer, Ph.D., toxicologist with the OHA Public Health Division Environmental Public Health Section. "We now have the opportunity to take the time needed to get appropriate review by external scientists and people in the community."

The current list of air toxics includes arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, total chromium, chromium +6--also known as hexavalent chromium--cobalt, lead, manganese, nickel and selenium. The new list will add acetone, hydrogen sulfide, methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), naphthalene, and styrene. The agencies also have proposed a provisional 24-hour screening level for naphthalene, which will be evaluated in the new review.

Farrer said the re-evaluation of the 24-hour screening levels "is necessary to ensure these values are up to date, and reflect what existing data tell us about their effects on human health. An important part of the scientific process is to allow other scientists to check your work. We are glad that we now have the time to allow that to happen."

OHA recommends revised short-term standard for hexavalent chromium in new glass rules

OHA health experts also are recommending a more health-protective 24-hour provisional screening level for one metal: hexavalent chromium. Since the agency won't complete the 24-hour screening level review process before DEQ proposes new art glass rules to the Environmental Quality Commission, OHA scientists have submitted public comment to DEQ recommending it modify a section of the rules that revises the daily acceptable source impact level for hexavalent chromium, which was based on OHA's original 24-hour screening level, from 36 nanograms per cubic meter (ng/m3) of air to 5 ng/m3. The change would "ensure that the daily acceptable source impact level in the permanent rule is protective of health," according to the comment OHA submitted July 29.

Review process

OHA and DEQ are recommending the following timeline for reviewing the revised list of 24-hour screening levels and gathering public input:
-- Early September 2016--OHA and DEQ toxicologists review list, develop proposed revisions and recruit external scientific peer reviewers.

-- Mid-September 2016--External scientific review by EPA, academic and other toxicology peers.

-- September-October 2016--OHA and DEQ incorporate feedback from external scientific peer reviewers.

-- October-November 2016--Public comment period.

-- November 2016--OHA and DEQ incorporate and prepare responses to public comment.

-- December 2016--Revised 24-hour screening levels are released to the public.

The current comparison values for metals in air can be viewed on the OHA Public Health website at http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/TrackingAssessment/EnvironmentalHealthAssessment/Documents/metals/comparison-values-metals-in-air.pdf. The proposed peer reviewed 24-hour screening levels will be posted, and public comment can be made, starting Oct. 6 at CleanerAir.Oregon.gov.

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Scholarship awards boost student achievement
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 08/17/16 12:48 PM
(Salem) -- Workplace deaths and life-changing injuries send shockwaves through families, including throwing into doubt their capacity to finance higher education. That is why the State of Oregon provides the Workers' Memorial Scholarship program, which helps surviving family members achieve their educational goals.

Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, will honor 2016 recipients of the Workers' Memorial Scholarship awards during a public ceremony at noon on Friday, Aug. 19, in Room 260 of the Labor and Industries Building in Salem.

The recipients are:

Nicole Beck, Gold Hill

Beck graduated in 2015 from Crater Academy of Health and Public Services. She is studying nursing at Rogue Community College.

Beck lost her father to a logging accident and is receiving a $1,250 award.

Laura Dewey, Hermiston

Dewey is a 2016 graduate of Hermiston High School. She plans to study agriculture and marketing at Blue Mountain Community College, with a goal of becoming an animal scientist.

Dewey's father died as the result of a fire inside a tanker truck. She is receiving a $1,250 award.

Laura Dittman, Newberg

With her GED completed, Dittman is attending Portland Community College. She is studying health care and hopes to work in aging services and gerontology. She is receiving a $500 award.

Dittman's father died of a heart attack while doing his job as an insurance claims adjuster.

Daisy Maldonado Dominguez, Wilsonville

Maldonado Dominguez is a 2014 graduate of Wilsonville High School. She plans to study English and psychology at Oregon State University. She aspires to be a lawyer.

Maldonado Dominguez's father lost both arms in an agricultural machinery accident. She is receiving a $1,250 award.

Adelaine Prinz, West Linn

A 2015 graduate of St. Mary's Academy, Prinz is studying graphic design at Boise State University. She hopes to become a graphic designer.

Prinz's father died in an airplane crash while doing his job as a corporate controller. She is receiving a $1,250 award.

"These young people have faced the loss of loved ones and the challenges that brings," said Oregon OSHA Administrator Michael Wood. "While we can do little to address their loss, these awards do offer us an opportunity to support them as they pursue their future goals."

Award recommendations are made by Oregon OSHA's Safe Employment Education and Training Advisory Committee, an advisory group with members from business, organized labor, and government. Oregon OSHA presents the awards annually to help in the postsecondary education of spouses or children of permanently and totally disabled or fatally injured workers.

The 1991 Legislature established the Workers' Memorial Scholarship at the request of the Oregon AFL-CIO, with support from Associated Oregon Industries.

The Workers' Memorial Scholarship is open to any high school graduate, graduating high school senior, GED recipient, or current college undergraduate or graduate student who is a dependent or spouse of an Oregon worker who has been fatally injured or permanently disabled while on the job. For more information about the program, go to http://osha.oregon.gov/workers/Pages/workers-memorial-scholarship.aspx.


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

The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, go to www.dcbs.oregon.gov.
Second annual Veteran Benefit Expo offers access to 'full range of earned benefits' (Photo)
Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs - 08/17/16 11:59 AM
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The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs' second annual Veteran Benefit Expo will be held Sept. 8 at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, bringing together close to 100 federal, state and local providers of programs and services that benefit veterans and their families.

This free and unique event, open to the public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., is the largest veteran benefit expo of its kind in the state of Oregon and is being hosted in Portland for the first time.

"The 2016 Veterans Benefit Expo is a one stop shop event for veterans and their families to learn about the full range of their earned benefits," said Cameron Smith, director of the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs. "This is an opportunity to connect with over 85 service providers under one roof. We are excited to host in Portland this year and continue to take this approach to communities across Oregon going forward."

All veterans and active service members are invited to tap into valuable resources and connect with experts in the areas of veteran claims, education benefits, health care, business, employment, home loans, long-term care, mental health, recreation and more.

The 2015 Veteran Benefit Expo, which an estimated 500 people attended at the Salem Convention Center, was considered a huge success. And with a new venue and location, organizers hope this year's event will be even bigger and better.

Free on-site parking for this event has been made available by the Rose Quarter, and all parts of the Expo will be ADA-accessible. For more information, visit www.expo.oregondva.com, or call 503-373-2389.

If you are unable to attend the Expo, assistance on a wide variety of services can be found at Veteran Service Offices across the state. A complete list is available on the ODVA's website at www.oregon.gov/ODVA/VSODIRECT/pages/locator.aspx.


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Wilsonville PD deputies arrest magazine-selling suspect who confessed to two burglaries; tips sought (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/17/16 11:27 AM
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Please reference CCSO Case # 16-22502

At approximately 2:26 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16, deputies contracted to the Wilsonville Police Department responded to a daytime burglary in an occupied dwelling on Wimbledon Circle in Wilsonville.

A 12 year old boy was reportedly home alone when an unknown person entered the home.

Startled, the boy called his mother -- who called 911.

As deputies arrived to investigate, a neighbor observed the police activity -- and also noticed that a door-to-door solicitor, who had just been at his house, was now hiding behind a bush in his yard.

Seeing this as suspicious and possibly related, the neighbor immediately reported the hiding solicitor to deputies.

Deputies then searched for the subject -- and found her walking from the neighbor's house. Ultimately the solicitor confessed to the burglary. She reportedly told deputies she sells magazine subscriptions door-to-door and is part of a crew currently staying at a motel in Wilsonville.

The burglary suspect's name is Emely Mercedes Fernandez, 18. She is lodged at Clackamas County Jail on three counts of first-degree Burglary. Her complete booking info is here: http://web3.clackamas.us/roster/inmates/inmate.jsp?id=2016022502 Bail is set at $100,000. A booking photo is attached.

SECOND BURGLARY CONFESSION

Last night (Tuesday, Aug. 16) Wilsonville PD received another call from a resident stating they believed their house had also been burglarized during the day while her graveyard working son was home sleeping. This second burglarized home was in the same neighborhood, on Tournament Court -- a half-dozen or so houses away.

Deputy Woodward responded to the jail and interviewed suspect Emely Fernandez -- who reportedly confessed to this second burglary as well.

Suspect Emely Fernandez will be arraigned this afternoon in Clackamas County Circuit Court.

ADDITIONAL TIPS SOUGHT

Authorities would like to know about any additional related burglaries in the area. If you have any information, contact us using our Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp

Three Clackamas County cities -- Damascus, Happy Valley, and Wilsonville -- contract with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to provide municipal police services.

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Attached Media Files: Booking photo: Emely Mercedes Fernandez, 18
Public Health Advisory Board Accountability Metrics Subcommittee meets August 25 by webinar
Oregon Health Authority - 08/17/16 11:26 AM
August 17, 2016

What: A public meeting of the Public Health Advisory Board's Accountability Metrics Subcommittee. The meeting will be held by webinar only.

Agenda: Discuss applicability of child and family well-being, Healthy People 2020, Oregon's State Health Improvement Plan, Winnable Battles and NACCHO Profile measures to state and local health departments; review accountability measure public input survey draft; discuss next steps.

When: Thursday, August 25, 2-3 p.m. A 10-minute public comment period is scheduled at 2:50 p.m.; comments may be limited to three minutes.

Where: By webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6661354190155385345. The public also may attend by a telephone conference call line at 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.

More information, including agendas, meeting packets and minutes, is available on the board's website at http://public.health.oregon.gov/About/Pages/ophab.aspx.

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

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Lebanon Fire District responds to 2 car motor vehicle crash on Hwy 34 (Photo)
Lebanon Fire District - 08/17/16 10:30 AM
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Lebanon Fire District responded to a two car motor vehicle accident at 0655 this am at the intersection of HWY34 and Goltra Roads with one person seriously injured. Upon arrival crews found the east bound lanes of Hwy 34 totally blocked with two midsized cars. The driver of one of the vehicles was a seriously injured female patient that was extricated with the "Jaws of Life", and then flown via REACH helicopter to a Portland area hospital with unknown injuries. A second male patient, the driver of the other vehicle was taken by ground ambulance to a local area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Lebanon Fire District would like to remind motorist to take caution at this intersection because of the danger when entering the HWY. Lebanon Fire District was assisted by Tangent Fire, OSP, LCSO and REACH 8 along with ODOT. Lebanon Fire District responded with three chiefs, one engine, one heavy rescue and one medic unit with a total of 13 personnel.


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Cooling Locations and Heat Prevention Tips
City of Salem - 08/17/16 10:23 AM
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for the Salem area which will be in effect from Thursday afternoon until Saturday evening.

The following locations are open and are available as cooling locations:

Main Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty Street SE, Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-5p.m.
West Salem Library, 395 Glen Creek Road NW, Wednesday Noon-6 p.m., closed Thursday, Friday and Saturday Noon to 6 p.m., closed Sunday
Center 50+, 2615 Portland Road NE, Wednesday and Thursday 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-3 p.m. closed Sunday
In addition, most malls are available to the public and can be used as cooling locations

Area residents are also invited to make use of the splash pads in several of Salem's parks. They operate seven days a week.
10 a.m.--8 p.m. Riverfront Park, 200 Water Street NE
10 a.m.--8 p.m. River Road Park, 3045 River Road N
12 p.m.--8 p.m. Fairmount Park, 650 Rural Street S
12 p.m.--8 p.m. Northgate Park, 3575 Fairhaven Avenue NE
12 p.m.--8 p.m. Wes Bennett Park, 2200 Baxter Road SE
12 p.m.--8 p.m. West Salem Park, 265 Rosemont Avenue NW
12 p.m.--8 p.m. Englewood Park, 1260 19th Street NE

Prevention of heat related illness is critical during hot weather. Here are a few tips to beat the heat:

Drink lots of fluids! You should drink small amounts frequently, e.g. one cup every 20 minutes.

Don't leave children or pets in the car! Even leaving them in the car for a little bit can be dangerous. Temperature in vehicles are significantly hotter than outside.

Manage your workloads and do your heaviest physical labor in the cooler part of the day. Add frequent short breaks. Watch yourself and coworkers for signs of heat illness.

Wear lightweight clothing. Light colored cotton fabric is a good choice.

Pull blinds or shades to reduce the amount of solar heating coming from the windows. Keep windows closed when air conditioning is running.

When possible, stay indoors in an air-conditioned area. If you do not have air conditioning, go to a shopping mall, public library, theater, or other public location that does.

Be sure pets have lots of fresh water to drink.

Check on sick and elderly neighbors that may be susceptible to heat illness.
Portland releases proposal for retrofitting unreinforced masonry buildings vulnerable during an earthquake
Portland Bureau of Emergency Management - 08/17/16 10:04 AM
On Wednesday (8/17), Portland released a draft proposal to require the seismic retrofit of the city's 1,700 public and privately-owned unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings. URM buildings are typically structures built before the 1960s using brick with little to no steel reinforcement in the walls that are highly vulnerable to collapse even during a moderate earthquake.

The draft proposal was developed by the Portland URM Seismic Retrofit Project, a group sponsored by Commissioner Steve Novick that includes the Portland Bureau of Development Services (BDS), Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM), Portland Development Commission (PDC), and community members. Since December 2014, the group has been meeting to find ways to reduce Portland's risk from URM buildings.

"We know Portland is in earthquake country, and that URM buildings pose a direct danger to the public when the ground starts shaking," said Commissioner Steve Novick. "Portland City Council has a moral imperative to listen to the guidance of scientists, engineers, and emergency managers and take action now to save lives before the next quake."

"Portland's current seismic building code, policies, and procedures have not been effective at reducing the city's stock of URM buildings," said Paul Scarlett, BDS Director. "The proposed policy positions Portland to reduce the danger in the coming years."

"Several cities on the West Coast, including San Francisco and Los Angeles, already have similar policies in place," said Carmen Merlo, PBEM Director. "Portland can learn from the example set by these communities."

Information about the proposal, along with a searchable URM map, is available at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bds/urms. Portland is also hosting two forums to allow the public to ask questions and provide feedback:

- September 8th: 6 to 8 p.m. at the Exchange Ballroom (123 NE 3rd Ave.)
- September 22nd: 6 to 8 p.m. at the Portland Development Commission (222 NW 5th Ave.)

Questions? Please email BDS.URMBuildings@portlandoregon.gov or call (503) 823-7300.

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Attached Media Files: URM Public Forums - September 8th and 22nd , Press Release
Press Conference - Kelso Shooting
Cowlitz Co. Emergency Management - 08/17/16 10:00 AM
There will be press conference at 114 1st Avenue, Kelso, at 1030 this morning regarding the officer involved shooting.
Tigard Police Chief Announces Plans For Retirement
Tigard Police - 08/17/16 8:44 AM
Tigard Chief of Police Alan Orr has announced his retirement. Orr's last working day with the Tigard Police Department will be August 31 and a formal retirement is planned for December.

Orr began employment with the Tigard Police Department in 2002, and he was promoted to Chief of Police in 2009. Prior to his tenure with the Tigard Police Department, Orr was employed for 32 years with the Portland Police Bureau. In all, Orr devoted 46 years to his law enforcement career.

While Chief of Police at Tigard, Orr saw unprecedented growth in both the police department and the City overall. Orr was at the helm when the police department took major leaps forward in areas of technology such as mobile data communicators, e-ticketing, the acquisition of automatic license plate readers, as well as in-car video installed across the fleet. Orr fostered a Chief's Advisory Panel, which serves as a sounding board from a host of community representatives. Orr also instituted the district car concept in Tigard, which assigns officers to the same patrol area to attain familiarity and advent more productive problem solving in the community.

Orr stated that the opportunity to work with such a professional group of men and women at the Tigard Police Department has been a privilege. He has a profound respect for the citizens of Tigard and cannot thank them enough for their unwavering support over the years.

Orr plans to remain in the metro area and enjoy his newly acquired free time with his family.
Point West to receive Juntos Avanzamos designation for commitment to Hispanic/Latino community
Point West Credit Union - 08/17/16 8:28 AM
PORTLAND, OR -- On August 17, Point West Credit Union will receive its Juntos Avanzamos ("Together We Advance") designation from the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions (The Federation) for its outreach and dedication to the local Hispanic/Latino community.

"As a CDFI certified credit union committed to serving minority and underserved populations in the Portland metro area, this designation is a reflection of our mission and the efforts our staff, members and community partners to help everyone achieve financial wellness" explained Amy Nelson, President/CEO of Point West Credit Union. "We are humbled and understand that the real work of economic empowerment lies ahead of us."

The Juntos Avanzamos designation is contingent upon a credit union's commitment and ability to serve Hispanics regardless of their immigration status. The program also seeks to standardize operational processes and procedures to ensure a more consistent experience for community members. Qualifications include bilingual member-facing employees, partnerships with Hispanic community organizations, financial education, and competitively priced products and services for Spanish speakers.

"It is an honor to welcome Point West to this program," noted Pablo DeFilippi, The Federation Vice President of Membership and Business Development. "This credit union is truly committed to financial inclusion and to opening the doors of opportunity to a community that so desperately needs access to affordable and equitable financial services. We congratulate Amy Nelson and her team on being the first credit union in Oregon to obtain the Juntos Avanzamos certification."

Juntos Avanzamos was developed by the Texas Credit Union League in 2005 as a Hispanic outreach program for credit unions. Now a national program sponsored by The Federation in conjunction with numerous state credit union leagues, including the Northwest Credit Union Association and the Mountain West Credit Union Association, it encompasses fifty credit unions across twelve states.

Point West's Juntos Avanzamos celebration is planned for Wednesday, August 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the credit union's headquarters, located at 718 NE 12th Ave in Portland. The event will include live music, local food, an address from State Representative Tobias Read, and additional speakers from Centro Cultural, the Northwest Credit Union Association, and The Federation. To attend, visit pwjuntosavanzamos.eventbrite.com.

Point West Credit Union is 100% not-for-profit, member-owned awesomeness headquartered in Portland, Oregon. With a bilingual staff ready to help its members achieve financial wellness, Point West works with its community partners to bring economic empowerment to the underserved, and needed capital to local microenterprise businesses--all with an unwavering commitment to its members and its cooperative roots. Find out more and join Point West today at www.pointwestcu.com.


Attached Media Files: Juntos Avanzamos Invitation
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Swearing in Ceremony for Mike Reese
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/17/16 8:00 AM
Today, August 17, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at the Multnomah Building, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. in the Multnomah County Commissioners Board Room. Mike Reese will be sworn in as Multnomah County Sheriff. Presiding Judge Nan Waller will administer the Oath of Office. Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury is also scheduled to speak. Retired Multnomah County Sheriff Bob Skipper will present the Sheriff's badge to Mike Reese after he has taken the Oath of Office.

The ceremony is open to the public. Community members and media are invited to attend as MCSO welcomes Mike Reese as he is sworn in as Multnomah County Sheriff.
Traffic Alert: Two lanes on SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd to remain closed at SE Alder St through 5 p.m. for repairs to underground cavities
Portland Bureau of Transportation - 08/17/16 7:09 AM
(Aug. 11, 2016) -- The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that two lanes of SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd are expected to remain closed through 5 p.m. today at SE Alder Street as crews inspect and repair underground cavities. The left lane northbound and the left lane southbound were closed after 11 p.m. Tuesday night.

One lane each direction on SE Cesar E Chavez is expected to remain open to traffic as crews make repairs the the road surface and underground utilities. Travel lanes on SE Alder Street are not affected, but travelers should expect delays on SE Alder Street and avoid the area if possible.

Travelers should avoid the area of SE Cesar E Chavez and SE Alder Street if possible, use alternate routes and expect delays when traveling in the area. The available lanes on SE Cesar E Chavez may change throughout the day. Two-way traffic may be shifted to the northbound lanes, if required to make the repairs, so travelers should pay close attention to lane closure signage leading up to this location.

The closure is located between SE Stark Street to the north and SE Belmont Street to the south, so travelers may want to turn off of Cesar E Chavez at those points or elsewhere to avoid delays.

We will post an update as we learn more about the cause of the road damage and timing of the road closure. It appears a leaking sewer line, more than 100 years old, may have caused the underground cavity. Two small holes in the roadway were visible late Tuesday night, exposing an underground cavity more than 3 feet in diameter and about 7 feet deep below SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd.

The traveling public is advised to use alternate routes if possible, expect delays and use caution when traveling in the area.

PBOT conducts emergency repairs to sewer and stormwater lines in the public right of way in Portland.

Underground cavities can be caused by sewer or water line leaks, damage caused by construction crews, the result of underground streams or weather events. Small cavities in city streets may be a sign of a larger underground problem. The public is advised to call PBOT's 24 hour dispatch to report sinkholes or other roadway hazards at 503-823-1700.


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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
Tue. 08/16/16
20-Year-Old Man Arrested for Homicide of 2-Year-Old Boy (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/16/16 8:50 PM
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On Monday August 15, 2016, at 4:40 p.m., Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives were called to assist Child Abuse Team detectives at Portland Adventist Medical Center on an investigation where a 2-year-old boy was suffering from traumatic injuries. The child was transferred to Doernbecher's Children's hospital where he died early Tuesday morning.

This afternoon, the Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy on 2-year-old Zackariah Luda Daugherty and determined the child died of homicidal violence.

Detectives conducted interviews of Zackariah's mother and her boyfriend, ultimately arresting the boyfriend for homicide.

20-year-old Taylor Lynn Kraig was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Murder?Domestic Violence.

He will be arraigned on Wednesday in Multnomah County Court.

Anyone with additional info is asked to contact Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319, mark.slater@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762, erik.kammerer@portlandoregon.gov.

This is the 12th homicide in the City of Portland in 2016.

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OSP Seeking Public's Help With Deer Poaching Case In Banks - Washington County
Oregon State Police - 08/16/16 7:04 PM
The Oregon State Police is asking for the public's help in identifying the person(s) responsible for the unlawful killing of a doe deer in Banks.

On August 9th, an OSP Fish and Wildlife Trooper was advised of a dead black tail deer (doe) that was located on private property near Sellers Road and Woolen Road in Banks. Investigation revealed the doe suffered from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and throat area and was likely killed on or around the weekend of August 7th. A small fawn has been seen frequenting the area, and may have been the offspring of the dead doe.

The $1250 reward is comprised of $250 from the Oregon Hunters Association (OHA) Turn-In-Poacher program, $500 from the OHA Clatsop County Chapter, and another $500 from the OHA Tualatin Valley Chapter.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Senior Trooper Vanrenterghem through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888, or contact the OSP Northern Command Dispatch Center at 503-731-3030. Information may be kept anonymous.
Off-Duty CCSO Deputy Injured in Motorcycle Crash (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/16/16 6:37 PM
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Just after 5:15pm on August 16, deputies with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Troopers with the Oregon State Police responded to the intersection of SE 82nd Ave. and SE Monterey Ave. in unincorporated Happy Valley. Callers were reporting that a Tri-Met bus and a motorcycle had collided in the intersection. Callers went on to state that the operator of the motorcycle appeared to have critical injuries.


Deputies and troopers quickly arrived on scene and determined that the male who had been driving the motorcycle was an off-duty Clackamas County Sheriff's Deputy. The deputy was off-duty and driving his personal motorcycle at the time of the crash.


The deputy was Lifeflighted from the scene to a local hospital where he is currently being treated for his injuries.


The driver of the bus is on scene and cooperating with the investigation.


The Oregon State Police are the lead investigators in this crash. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Criminal Reconstruction and Forensic Team (CRAFT) also responded to the scene and are aiding in the investigation-the cause of the crash is still under investigation



The Sheriff's Office thanks all the good samaritans who stopped to help deliver medical aid to our deputy. The Sheriff's Office would also like to thank Clackamas Fire District #1, American Medical Response, and Life Flight for their outstanding response to the crash scene.


All further questions should be directed to the Oregon State Police.


Attached Media Files: Crash Scene
Hillsboro School District CFO Adam Stewart Receives Distinguished Eagle Award (Photo)
Hillsboro Sch. Dist. - 08/16/16 5:54 PM
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Stewart is one of four school business officials to be recognized for their exemplary leadership

August 16, 2016, Hillsboro, OR --Adam Stewart, chief financial officer for the Hillsboro School District, was honored recently by the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) with its Distinguished Eagle Award. The Eagle Awards are the highest honor ASBO bestows upon its members.

Stewart is a reflective systems-thinker who considers the big picture when making decisions that affect the staff and students in Hillsboro. As he oversees the school nutrition, transportation, safety, maintenance, and business office functions of the district, he always considers the impact those departments have on student achievement and ensures resources are directed to the areas in which they will have the most positive return. He also recognizes the importance of professional development for those who serve the students and works closely with the support services team, building principals, and district leaders to ensure everyone receives the training they need to provide a vibrant teaching and learning environment. Stewart has served as Hillsboro's CFO since 2008.

Stewart will be presented with the Distinguished Eagle Award at the 2016 ASBO International Annual Meeting & Expo in Phoenix, AZ, on September 24. As a Distinguished Eagle Award recipient, he will receive a $2,500 college scholarship to present to a high school student(s), a crystal Eagle Award, and an invitation to attend the 2017 ASBO International Eagle Institute, a three-day leadership conference that brings together the best and brightest of the school business management profession.

Four school business officials were finalists for the annual Eagle Awards, subsequent to a nomination and review process. Lisa K. Frye, MBA, SFO, executive director of finance for Frederick County Public Schools in Winchester, VA, is the International Eagle Award recipient. As such, she will receive a $5,000 college scholarship to present to a high school student(s) of her choice. Two other school business officials--Christine L. Lee, CPA, CA, CSBO, SFO, director of finance, Lethbridge School District No. 51, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada; and Mark Wilsey, MBA, CEM, facilities and operations officer, Harrison School District 2, Colorado Springs, CO--are Distinguished Eagle Award recipients, along with Stewart.

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About ASBO: ASBO International, founded in 1910, is a professional organization of 4,500 members that provides programs and services to promote the highest standards of school business management practices, professional growth, and the effective use of education resources. For more information visit ASBO's website at asbointl.org.

About AXA: Proud sponsor of the Eagle Awards for the past decade and in business since 1859, AXA is a leading nationwide provider of financial protection products, particularly to K-12 educators. For more information about AXA, visit axa.com.


Attached Media Files: 2016-08/107/96951/media_advisory_Hillsboro_School_District_CFO_Wins_Distinguished_Eagle_Award_081616.pdf , Hillsboro School District CFO Adam Stewart
Portions of Minto-Brown Island Park Trail System to Close for Construction Activity
City of Salem - 08/16/16 4:36 PM
The City of Salem is announcing the closure of several trails in Minto-Brown Island Park to accommodate construction activity associated with the Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge project and to ensure the safety of park users. This closure will be in effect Thursday and Friday (August 18 and 19, 2016) and Monday through Thursday (August 22--25, 2016). The trails will be open Saturday and Sunday for use during this construction period.

The closure will allow construction vehicles to pave the paths associated with the bridge construction on the Minto-Brown Island side of the bridge.

The following trails segments will be closed:

North and east legs of the Red Loop Trail
River Trail section that will dead end where it turns east
Gravel path between Parking Lot #3 and the River Trail

These closure sections are shown on the attached map.

Construction activity in portions of Minto-Brown Park will continue through fall. Visitors to the park should continue to remain alert for construction vehicles. For updates on construction activity, including to sign up for regular email communication, please visit www.cityofsalem.net/mintobridge.

Questions concerning these closures can be referred to John Kleeman, City of Salem Parks Operations, at 503-588-6336, or Aaron Kimsey, Public Works Engineering Project Manager, at 503 588-6211.


Attached Media Files: 2016-08/1081/96949/2016_minto-map-closures.pdf
City Council Approves Zone Change for Central Villebois Condos and Row Houses and Welcomes South Korean Delegation
City of Wilsonville - 08/16/16 4:22 PM
WILSONVILLE, OR -- On August 15, 2016, the City Council held a first reading and approved an ordinance for a Zone Map amendment of a 3.2-acre site located in the Villebois Village Center west of Villebois Drive North, south of the future Paris Avenue to allow the parcel to be developed as 82 condominiums and 10 row houses along with associated streets, alleys, and open space. The Council action changed the parcel's zoning from Public Facility to the Village Zone. The proposal was previously approved by Development Review Board (DRB) Panel B on July 25.

Under Mayor's Business the City Council welcomed a nine-member delegation from Yeoju City, South Korea, as part of business and trade mission to the United States that also included a stay in Chicago. In honor of the visiting delegation, Mayor Tim Knapp proclaimed August 15 as "'Yeoju City Day in Wilsonville' to Celebrate International Peace and Cooperation," and provided each visitor with an "Honorary Wilsonville Community Citizen" card. Prior to the Council meeting Mayor Won Kyeong Hei and visitors, along with City officials, members of the Korean-American community and Korean War veterans, paid respects to those who served in the military at the Oregon Korean War Memorial in Town Center Park.

Also under Mayor's Business, Mayor Tim Knapp issued a proclamation declaring September as National Preparedness Month. For more information regarding emergency preparedness visit www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/emergencymanagement.

Under New Business Council discussed a possible future resolution in the City's support of Clackamas County Gas Tax ballot measure to be voted on in November where 60 percent of the funds would be dedicated to fund Clackamas County road maintenance projects and 40 percent of the funds raised in Wilsonville would be dedicated to road maintenance projects in Wilsonville.

On the Consent Agenda the Council approved two resolutions. The first authorizes the City to enter into a contract with MIG Inc. to assist with community engagement and consultation for completion of the Town Center Redevelopment Planning project. The second resolution authorizes the City to enter into a contract with Northstar Electrical Contractors to complete the 2016 Street Light Infill project which includes the installation of new street lights along Boeckman Road over I-5 and Boones Ferry Road between SW 95th Avenue and Day Road.

During work session prior to the meeting, City Council received reports and discussed design guidelines for cellular technology equipment located in the City's right-of-way, an update on the IT Strategic Plan and support for a project that seeks to reopen the Willamette Falls Locks.

Community members are able to watch a replay of all or a portion of the City Council meetings on Comcast/Xfinity Ch. 30, Frontier Ch. 32 or on the City's video-on-demand service at www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/WilsonvilleTV.
UPDATE #2: Sellwood-Moreland Neighborhood Bookstore Robbed - Suspect in Custody (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/16/16 4:01 PM
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Bishop was also charged in connection with robberies at Palio Espresso (1996 Southeast Ladd Avenue) on August 7 and Clogs & More (3439 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard) on August 15.

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Robbery detectives booked 44-year-old Hilary Leah Bishop into the Multnomah County Jail late Monday night on charges of Robbery in the First Degree (two counts) and Robbery in the Second Degree (three counts). She will be arraigned on Tuesday.

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On Monday August 15, 2016, at 6:57 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Wallace Books, located at 7241 Southeast Milwaukie Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to the victim who told police that the female suspect was armed with a handgun and robbed the business. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left and was observed by a witness getting into a vehicle.

Officers canvassing the area located the suspect driving on Southeast McGloughlin Boulevard and eventually stopped the vehicle at Southeast 31st Avenue and Holgate Boulevard. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

Robbery detectives are responding to continue the investigation. The suspect's name and charges will be released after she's booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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Guns and Destructive Device Located During Search Warrant (Photo)
Gresham Police Dept - 08/16/16 3:57 PM
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GRESHAM, Ore. -- Police locate numerous firearms and a destructive device, during the service of a search warrant at a residence located in the 16600 block of N.E. Wasco Street, Gresham.

At 3:30am, Gresham Police executed a search warrant with the assistance of the East Metro SWAT, Southwest Washington SWAT, Washington County SWAT, Portland Police EDU, and Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), at the residence of suspect Christopher Norwood Young, 27, of Gresham. Young was located inside the residence and was taken into custody without incident.

In May, 2016, Gresham Police Detectives began investigating a large scale theft ring that was targeting heavy equipment from area construction sites. Detectives say Young traveled to local construction sites to identify potential heavy equipment to steal. Young would take photographs of the equipment and post ads on Craigslist listing the items for sale. Once a buyer was interested, Young would meet the buyer at the construction site on the weekends when he knew workers would not be present. After the inspection of the equipment, Young would set up a delivery date which would allow him time to steal and transport the equipment to an offsite location. Gresham Police Detective Cobb said "Young would target items such as front loaders and skid steer tractors. These stolen tractors would be sold to unsuspecting buyers for as little as $9,000 and as much as $30,000."

Gresham police served a search warrant on Young's address in June, 2016, looking for evidence of heavy equipment thefts. What investigators didn't expect to find was an arsenal of weapons, two (2) training grenades and one (1) live grenade. Gathering and combing through the evidence obtained in that search warrant lead investigators to believe that Young was in possession of a fully automatic AR-15 rifle and numerous other firearms in which he was firing both inside his residence into a 50 gallon drum style barrel and in the backyard. Young also had manufactured several homemade suppressors in which he used to muffle the sounds of the guns firing.

Further evidence revealed that Young had conversations with an individual about doing a school shooting. The statements were vague with no direct threats to any specific school. Police take any school threat seriously and detectives are continuing to investigate the legitimacy of those threats.

This morning's search warrant uncovered nine (9) handguns, seven (7) rifles which includes an AR-15 and an AK47 assault rifle, thousands of rounds of ammunition, two (2) homemade suppressors, and a destructive device (pipe bomb) and the components to construct other devices.

Young was booked into Multnomah County Detention Center on the following charges;
1ct) Possession of a machine gun
1ct) Possession of a destructive device
1ct) Manufacturing a destructive device
1ct) Attempted manufacturing a destructive device
3cts) Identity theft
1ct) Unlawful use of a weapon
2cts) Possession of a silencer
8cts) Unlawful discharge a firearm (Gresham City Ordinance)
2cts) Theft in the first degree
7ct) Unlawful use of a motor vehicle
7ct) Possession of a stolen vehicle
4cts) Aggravated theft in the first degree

Detectives are asking for the public's assistance to locate a second suspect Fabian Peniche. They are urging anyone with information about Fabian Peniche, this ongoing investigation or Christopher Young, to contact the Gresham Police tip line at 503-618-2719.


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Request for Comments: Proposal to Amend Community First Choice State Plan Option (K Plan)
Oregon Department of Human Services - 08/16/16 3:39 PM
Public Notice: REQUEST FOR COMMENTS
Proposal to Amend Community First Choice State Plan Option (K Plan)

The Oregon Department of Human Services is proposing an amendment to the Community First Choice Option (K Plan) in order to more accurately reflect current state policies and align the K Plan with existing waiver authorities.

The proposed amendment is posted online at:
http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/SENIORS-DISABILITIES/KPLAN/Pages/public-notice-comment.aspx

COMMENTS DUE: October 1, 2016.

The proposed amendment includes the following changes:
Technical changes to the institutional level of care language to better reflect current processes and procedures and align with currently-approved 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services waivers.
Removal of language referring to the "Live-in" program and "24 hour availability" of homecare workers and personal support workers to align with DHS-program changes enacted to address the requirements of Federal Department of Labor regulations.
Technical changes to Oregon Administrative Rule citations.
Update language relating to functional needs assessment tool used by the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services (ODDS).
Add language clarifying Group Care Homes operated by ODDS and Group Care Homes operated by contracted entities.
Revise language to reflect current provider qualifications and verification of qualifications process.
Update quality assurance performance measures, including the removal of one performance measure, to align with current performance measures in 1915(c) HCBS waivers.
Revise language in rate-setting methodology section to address current process and rate-setting tools used.
Technical changes to remove dates for compliance that have already passed.

There is no change expected in the annual aggregate expenditures.

HOW TO COMMENT
Send written comments by fax, mail or email to:
Jesse S. Anderson, State Plan Manager
Health Policy and Analytics
500 Summer Street NE
Salem, Oregon 97301
Fax: 503-947-1119
Email: jesse.anderson@state.or.us

NEXT STEPS: The Oregon Health Authority will consider all comments received. A State Plan Amendment will be submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

The Oregon Department of Human Services is currently seeking public comment regarding the proposed amendment to the Community First Choice Option (K Plan). We are required by CMS to offer people an electronic and non-electronic format to access the information. To address the non-electronic format we are asking you to post the attached public notice in your offices and have a copy of the Community First Choice Option (K Plan) available for people upon request.

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Free Window Stops Available to Prevent Window Falls (Photo)
Clark Co. Fire Dist. 6 - 08/16/16 3:08 PM
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Hazel Dell, (WA) Every year more than 3,300 children ages 5 and under are injured by falling out windows in the US. Some children die, some have head, neck, and other physical trauma that can be life altering. In the Portland/Vancouver this year, there have been several serious incidents of kids falling out of windows--and now that temperatures will creep into triple digits this week more families will be opening upstairs windows.

Nearly all of those falls could have been prevented. Safety agencies in Clark County want to take action to prevent window falls this summer.

In partnership with Safe Kids Clark County, Clark County Fire District 6 is offering free Kidco(R) Window Stops to parents in Clark County. These stops can be used with vertical and horizontal windows, and will stop the windows from opening more than four inches. The KidCo(R) Window Stops are egress compatible to allow windows to open fully in case of fire or other emergency.

In addition to having window stops in place, there are important tips to keep your kids safe:
Keep furniture and anything a child can climb on away from windows. Children have climbed on furniture, toys, and laundry and fallen out of a window.
Keep play away from windows and enforce the rule. Play one or two steps away from any window.
Educate children and care givers that window screens keep bugs out, NOT kids in.
Keep windows closed and locked when not used for ventilation.
Install window stops or window guards on windows that are 72 or more inches from the ground. Make sure they can be removed by an adult if needed in an emergency.
Don't install or unlock safety devices in front of children to prevent them from learning how to bypass the devices.
We are offering the free window stops to families with upstairs rooms where children may be such as bedrooms and family rooms. To pick up a free window stop you'll need to come to the main Fire Station for Clark County Fire District 6, 8800 NE Hazel Dell Avenue, Vancouver, WA. The window stops are available during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. while supplies last.
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We have parents available for interview who have experienced their own child falling out of an upstairs window and surviving. Here's a link to their story:

http://www.safekids.org/video/thomas-and-becca-why-window-safety-matters

Dave Schmitke
Public Education Coordinator/PIO
Clark County Fire District 6
Office (360) 360-576-1195
david.schmitke@ccfd6.org


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Local Red Cross Continues to Send Disaster Responders to Louisiana; 17 Volunteers Deploy to Aid Massive Relief Effort (Photo)
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/16/16 3:01 PM
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More Red Cross disaster responders from Oregon and Southwest Washington deploy to Louisiana. Cost estimates increase to $30 million as responders learn more about the scope and magnitude of the devastation.

PORTLAND, Ore., August 16, 2016 -- The American Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) is deploying additional responders to Louisiana to help with the flood relief effort. Thus far, 17 responders from Medford, Silverton, Florence, Salem, Portland, Lake Oswego, Wolf Creek, Keiser, Williams, and Turner, Oregon as well as Vancouver, Washington are either on the ground or heading to Louisiana. They are assisting affected communities by managing shelters, providing emergency financial assistance, health and mental health services, transportation services, and coordinating with local government entities to help deliver assistance.

THE SITUATION IN LOUISIANA:
The current flooding in Louisiana is the worst natural disaster to strike the United States since Superstorm Sandy. The Red Cross is mounting a massive relief operation, which is anticipated to cost at least $30 million. This number may grow as responders learn more about the scope and magnitude of the devastation. Hundreds of American Red Cross disaster workers and volunteers are working tirelessly to provide food and shelter to thousands of people forced from their homes.
On Monday night, more than 8,400 people sought refuge in at least 35 Red Cross and community shelters in Louisiana.

The Red Cross has mobilized over 60 disaster response vehicles, nearly 40,000 ready-to-eat meals, and more than two dozen trailer loads of shelter and kitchen supplies that began arriving on Monday. Some of the supplies arriving include water, personal hygiene items, insect repellant, cleaning kits, bleach and other important supplies.

Local officials have reported making more than 20,000 water rescues, and are estimating that more than 25,000 homes -- at least 75,000 people -- have been affected. The flooding danger is not over as weather experts predict more rain is possible. This is the second time in five months that Louisiana has seen more than 24 inches of rain during a single storm.

HOW TO HELP:
The Red Cross urgently needs the public to help people who have lost everything and support the Louisiana flood relief effort by making a donation.
Visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS to make a donation.

Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recovery from these disasters.


"Seventeen local volunteers from Oregon and Southwest Washington have deployed to Louisiana, leaving the comforts of home to help people in need half way across the country," said Amy Shlossman, CEO of the Red Cross Cascades Region. "You can help support communities devastated by disasters by donating at redcross.org. A financial gift is the fastest and most efficient way to assist the people who need help now."

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/Cascades or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossCasc.


Attached Media Files: 2016-08/1190/96944/News_Release_-_Local_Red_Cross_Sends_More_Responders_to_Massive_Louisiana_Flood_Relief_Effort.pdf , Red Cross Response in Louisiana , Red Cross Response in Louisiana , Red Cross Response in Louisiana , Red Cross Response in Louisiana
YWCA Clark County Celebrates 100 Years with a Centennial Gala September 10, 2016 (Photo)
YWCA Clark County - 08/16/16 2:49 PM
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Vancouver, WA -- YWCA Clark County is celebrating its Centennial Year with a once-in-a-century Gala event on September 10, 2016 at The Hilton Vancouver. The evening begins at 5:30 with a cocktail hour and walk down memory lane. Erik Runyan Jewelers will raffle a 1 carat diamond and YWCA is offering a vacation raffle with a chance to choose a trip for two to Aruba, Paris, New York City or Florida. Guests will then be treated to a three course dinner and special program and appeal. The evening will conclude with dancing and dessert. All proceeds from the evening will fund critical programs at YWCA Clark County which serve over 12,000 people each year. Event tickets are available at www.ywcaclarkcounty.org/gala. Raffle tickets are available by calling 360-906-9123.

Since 1916, YWCA Clark County has been on a mission to empower women through mentorship, friendship, education, and support. YWCA Clark County began as a lunch counter at 808 Main Street serving women who were in the workforce and needed a safe place to eat and gather during the workday. This comradery and support eventually extended to young women and over the years YWCA Clark County created programs focused on developing leadership and business skills, community service, health and wellness and social justice. As one of the first allies of NAACP in the fight for civil rights andone of the first to advocate for equal rights for women and for marriage equality, YWCA Clark County has also had exemplary women leaders such as Val Ogden, Valree Joshua, Jean Lacey, Joyce Kilpatrick and many others who dedicated their lives and careers to social justice and equality for all.

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. The SafeChoice Domestic Violence Program serves 1,400 victims of domestic violence each year. YWCA also operates the only Sexual Assault and CASA programs in Southwest Washington. The CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program assists over 600 foster children each year. In addition, YWCA is committed to serving older foster youth through the Independent Living Skills Program which helps 15-21 year olds prepare to live independently from State care. Our Y's Care Children's Program is a highly rated program for pre-school-age children who face social and economic barriers to early education.


Attached Media Files: YWCA Clark County Gala Logo
Inmate walkaway from Shutter Creek Correctional Institution back in custody (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 08/16/16 2:21 PM
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An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) inmate is back in custody after walking away from a Shutter Creek Correctional Institution (SCCI) work crew that was working in Coos Bay in the area of the Educational Services District (ESD) offices.

SCCI staff discovered inmate Jose Ramon Toscano missing at approximately 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 16. An off-duty SCCI staff member observed Toscano in the area and contacted local law enforcement who apprehended the inmate at approximately 1:00 p.m.

Toscano entered DOC custody on January 28, 2016, on one count of delivery of methamphetamine out of Multnomah County. His earliest release date is April 6, 2019.


SCCI is a minimum-security prison in North Bend that houses approximately 286 male inmates who are within four years of release. SCCI serves as a transition and re-entry facility and is focused on cognitive programming, work programs, ad preparing inmates for return to the community. Inmates work on the institution site in the physical plant, kitchen and dining hall, warehouse, receiving and discharge, laundry, and prison grounds. Inmates also work on outside crews, primarily with the Department of Forestry, providing services throughout the year as trained wildland firefighters. Originally an Air National Guard radar station, the facility was converted into a prison in 1990.

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Reminder: Shop with a Cop Scheduled for Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Portland Police Bureau - 08/16/16 1:51 PM
240 Kids are scheduled to participate in this year's Shop with a Cop, tomorrow, Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 7 a.m. The Sunshine Division's Izzy's Kids will partner with Fred Meyer and Camp Rosenbaum to fund the annual "Shop with a Cop" event at the Gateway Fred Meyer store, located at 1111 Northeast 102nd Avenue.

This year marks the 14-year anniversary of Shop with a Cop, where Portland police officers and local kids spend a morning together shopping for back to school clothing. Participating kids are identified by the Boys and Girls Club of Portland and Home Forward, and are selected based on their financial need and outstanding volunteer efforts in the community.

Members of the media are invited to attend. For more information, contact: Sunshine Division Executive Director, Kyle Camberg: Direct: 503.577.6852 or kyle@sunshinedivision.org

To donate to the Sunshine Division Izzy's Kids Fund, please go to: http://www.sunshinedivision.org/donate/


For more information about the Sunshine Division, visit: www.sunshinedivision.org

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See If You Have Trash Or Treasure at the Oregon Historical Society's 3rd Annual "What's It Worth?" Event (Photo)
Oregon Historical Society - 08/16/16 1:19 PM
OHS ED Kerry Tymchuk with member Susan Emmons Poss and her Howdy Doody marionette
OHS ED Kerry Tymchuk with member Susan Emmons Poss and her Howdy Doody marionette
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Portland, OR -- August 16, 2016 -- Have you ever wondered if you had a hidden treasure buried in your closet? Then join the Oregon Historical Society for What's It Worth?, an annual event where local experts estimate the value of your collectibles.

WHEN:
Sunday, August 21, 2016
12pm -- 4pm

WHERE:
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

For $10 per item (plus regular museum admission) you could discover if the knick knack from your Aunt Gertrude is actually a valuable collectible! All proceeds raised from this special event support the Oregon Historical Society's mission.

In 2015, over 100 visitors brought items for evaluation. Some notable discoveries included a 37-star American flag, a 1956 Chicago Cubs baseball signed by the entire team, a collection of WWII propaganda posters, and a painting by George de Forest Brush of his father, Alfred Clark Brush, estimated around $18,000!

"Each year, it is exciting to see what sorts of items will walk through our doors. While many items already have great sentimental value attached, it is fun to see the delighted looks on the owners' faces when they find out that their item is also very monetarily valuable!" said OHS Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk.

Items that can be evaluated include books, manuscripts, fine and decorative art, Asian antiquities, American Indian baskets and bags, jewelry, military items (no firearms or weapons), sports memorabilia, toys, comics, coins, stamps, and more! The local specialists who will be joining us include:

John Henley, John V. Henley, LLC
Specialties: Books, Manuscripts, Documents, Prints, Illustrations

Shirley Sanders, Red Sign Estate Sales & Appraisals, LLC
Specialties: Decorative Art, Personal Property, Jewelry,

Roger Anthony, Communication That Counts
Specialties: Sports Memorabilia

Robert A. Beale, Robert A. Beale, Stamp Appraisals Northwest
Specialty: Stamps, Coins

Billy Galaxy, Billy Galaxy Vintage Toys and Collectibles
Specialties: Toys, Comics, Pop Culture

Dr. Terry Kneisler, Kneis Cards
Specialty: Sports Memorabilia

Natalie Linn, Linn-Tucker Indian Baskets
Specialties: American Indian Baskets and Bags

Jason Marden, Major League History
Specialty: Sports Memorabilia

Mona Miller, Pacific Gemological Laboratory
Specialties: Gems, Jewelry, Silver

Michael Parsons, Michael Parson Fine Art
Specialties: Fine Art

Lucinda Pierpont, An Asian Affair
Specialties: Asian Antiquities

Richard Richter, Clean Sweep Estate Services, Inc.
Specialties: Military Items, Toys, General Antiques and Collectibles

Ticket sales end at 3:30pm and there is a 5 item limit per person. All items presented for evaluation must be able to be carried by hand and weapons and firearms are prohibited. Evaluations given at this event are provided as auction estimates and are not considered legally binding paid appraisals.

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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


Attached Media Files: OHS ED Kerry Tymchuk with member Susan Emmons Poss and her Howdy Doody marionette , 37 star America flag , Richard Richter examines WWII propaganda posters , Shirley Sanders, 2015 What's It Worth Event , Mona Miller, 2015 What's It Worth Event
Corps seeks comments on Washington County permit application
US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District - 08/16/16 12:56 PM
US Army Corps of Engineers
Portland District

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is accepting comments on a permit application from Polygon NW Company for a proposed project in Washington County, Oregon.

Public notice NWP-2016-127 is available at http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/PublicNotices.aspx.
Small Operating Grant Deadline for FY2017 grants Sept. 16 (Photo)
Oregon Arts Commission - 08/16/16 12:19 PM
Inland Northwest Musicians performing in Echo, Oregon
Inland Northwest Musicians performing in Echo, Oregon
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More than 100 of the 700 residents of Echo, Oregon attended both concerts performed by the visiting Inland Northwest Musicians last December. Still, despite the enthusiastic reception the volunteer musicians receive in the rural communities they tour, it remains a constant challenge to offset travel expenses.

In 2015, when the Inland Musicians became one of the first recipients of an Oregon Arts Commission Small Operating Grant, the ensemble's future became more stable. "The $1,000 we received allowed us to continue to offer free concerts to our audiences," says programs director Lori Johnson. "We continue to reach communities that rarely have access to fine arts."

The grants are designed to provide operating support to arts organizations with budgets under $150,000. Eligibility is limited to organizations who have operated as an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit for two years or more.

"This grant program was developed to increase the Commission's support of Oregon's small arts providers," says Commission Chair Libby Tower. "These organizations frequently represent the only arts presenter for remote and underserved regions of the state."

Applications for FY2017 Small Operating Grants are due at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16.

For more information about the grant program, contact Brian Wagner at (503) 428-1981 or via email at brian.wagner@oregon.gov

FY2016 grant recipients were:
Applegate Regional Theater Inc, Veneta, $1,000
Astoria Visual Arts, Astoria, $1,000
Bach Cantata Choir, Portland, $1,000
Bandon Showcase Inc, Bandon, $1,000
Camerata Musica, Salem, $1,000
Cannon Beach Arts Association Inc, Cannon Beach, $1,000
Cascadia Chapter of NACUSA, Portland, $1,000
Ceili of the Valley, Salem, $1,000
Center for Architecture, Portland, $1,000
Chamber Music Amici, Eugene, $3,000
Cinema Project, Portland, $1,000
Colored Pencils Art & Culture Council, Portland, $1,000
Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association, Hood River, $1,000
Conduit Dance Inc, Portland, $4,200
Confluence: The Willamette Valley LGBT Chorus, Salem, $1,000
Corvallis Repertory Singers, Corvallis, $1,000
Dancing People Company, Ashland, $3,000
Desert Arts Council, Hermiston, $1,000
Florence Performing Arts Association, Florence, $1,000
Florence Regional Arts Alliance, Florence, $1,000
Free Arts NW, Portland, $1,000
Grande Ronde Symphony Association, La Grande, $1,000
Hand 2 Mouth, Portland, $3,150
Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre Northwest, Portland, $1,000
High Desert Chamber Music, Bend, $1,000
In Mulieribus, Portland, $1,000
Inland Northwest Musicians, Hermiston, $1,000
Inspirational Sounds Inc, Eugene, $1,000
Jacobs Gallery, Eugene, $1,000
Kukatonon, Portland, $3,000
Friends of Latimer Quilt & Textile Center, Tillamook, $1,000
Little Theater on the Bay Inc, North Bend, $1,000
Lord & Schryver Conservancy, Salem, $1,000
Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts, Eugene, $1,000
Monday Musical Club of Tillamook, Tillamook, $1,000
Northwest Print Council Inc, Portland, $1,000
Obo Addy Legacy Project, Portland, $1,000
Opal Center for Arts & Education, Cottage Grove, $1,000
Opera Bend, Bend, $1,000
Oregon Artists Series Foundation, Salem, $1,000
Oregon City Children's Theatre, Oregon City, $1,000
Oregon Writers Colony, Portland, $1,000
The Orlo Foundation, Portland, $1,000
Palisades Childrens Choir, Lake Oswego, $1,000
Performance Works NorthWest Inc, Portland, $1,000
Piano Santa Foundation, Portland, $1,000
Portland Chamber Orchestra Association, Portland, $1,000
Portland Child Art Studio, Portland, $1,000
Portland Jazz Composers' Ensemble, Portland, $1,000
Risk-Reward, Portland, $1,000
Salem Concert Band, Salem, $1,000
Salem Pops Orchestra, Salem, $1,000
Salem Youth Symphony Association, Salem, $1,000
Signal Fire, Portland, $1,000
The Dalles Art Association, The Dalles, $3,000
Upstart Crow Studios, Eugene, $1,000
Valley Repertory Theatre, Newberg, $1,000
Vibe of Portland, Portland, $1,000
Westside Cultural Alliance, Beaverton, $1,000
Willamette Jazz Society, Eugene, $1,000
Woodburn Art Center, Woodburn, $1,000
Zenazezza Inc, Portland, $1,000

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The Oregon Arts Commission provides leadership, funding and arts programs through its grants, special initiatives and services. Nine commissioners, appointed by the Governor, determine arts needs and establish policies for public support of the arts. The Arts Commission became part of the Oregon Business Development Department in 1993 in recognition of the expanding role the arts play in the broader social, economic and educational arenas of Oregon
The Arts Commission is supported with general funds appropriated by the Oregon legislature, federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and funds from the Oregon Cultural Trust.
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Attached Media Files: Inland Northwest Musicians performing in Echo, Oregon
Multnomah County Fire Departments/Districts issue summer burn ban
City of Gresham - 08/16/16 11:16 AM
MULTNOMAH COUNTY, OR. -- The Multnomah Fire Defense Board Chief has issued an outdoor burn ban effective Wednesday, August 17, 2016, in all areas of Multnomah County.

The burn ban has been issued due to forecasted high temperatures, limited rainfall and ongoing dry conditions. For updated information please call the burning information line at 503-618-3083.

The burn ban includes recreational campfires, fire pits, yard debris, agricultural burning and permits issued for open burning until further notice. Check with your local Fire Department/District for more information. For updated information please call the burning information line at:
--503-618-3083 for Gresham, Troutdale, Wood Village, Fairview, Fire District 10
--503-695-2225 for Corbett Fire District 14
--503-621-1242 for Sauvie Island District 30
--503-823-3700 for Portland Fire & Rescue general information

Outdoor barbecuing is still allowed; however, citizens should exercise extreme caution. When using charcoal briquettes please properly dispose of ashes in a covered metal container away from combustibles, and keep the ashes wet for a few days before properly disposing of them. Maintain at least 10 feet between outdoor cooking and anything combustible such as siding, fences, shrubbery, etc.

Smokers are reminded to ensure their cigarettes are truly out and placed in proper receptacles.

Those living in rural areas are asked to maintain their defensible space by monitoring growth surrounding homes and structures, and to maintain adequate access for firefighting equipment.

For additional information, contact Gresham Fire and Emergency Services, 503-618-2355.
N. PDX Back to School Bash (8/22) to Connect Families w/ Community Resources for Upcoming School Year
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 08/16/16 10:58 AM
(Portland, OR) August 11, 2016 -- "It takes a village to raise a child," and on August 22, 2016, that village will be North Portland coming together to help hundreds of kids get ready for school. The Salvation Army is hosting its first Back to School Bash from 11am -- 4pm at its location at 5325 N. Williams Ave. There, resources will be provided for youth and parents, specifically Middle and High School-aged kids, not only so that they can be prepared for the coming school year, but to also to prepare them for the future. Resources could include: free haircuts, food, school supplies and clothing, tutoring and homework help, nutrition and hygiene education and services, connections to medical services, career and employment support, and more.

"Our goal is to connect parents and students with the resources they need for the upcoming school year -- especially middle school and high school-aged kids," says Captain Angel Marquez, Corps Officer at The Salvation Army Moore Street Corps in North Portland. "We have noticed that younger students generally have more support available to them, so we want to make sure that all students -- no matter their age -- are able to be helped this year. This is why we are so excited to bring together community partners who have a common mission -to provide kids with the foundation they need to do well in school this year and for years to come."

Upon arrival, families are asked to check in at the front desk to receive a punch card for the event. After that, they are invited to visit areas and booths to earn a punch on the card. When completed, they can turn the punch card to win a prize.

Bring your friends out for a day filled with health, prizes, and games.

If you are a local organization who would like to participate, please contact Captain Angel Marquez at 971-340-4010 or angel.marquez@usw.salvationarmy.org. For more information, check out the event on Facebook at.facebook.com/samoorestreet/




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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 124 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at www.salvationarmyportland.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

Friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyPortland
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon Endorses Ballot Measure 97
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon - 08/16/16 10:04 AM
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon today announced its endorsement of Ballot Measure 97, which would provide stable, adequate funding for healthcare services and education programs by increasing the minimum tax for large and out-of-state corporations with more than $25 million in annual Oregon sales.

PPAO is the political arm of the organization, advocating on behalf of Oregon's 12 health centers and the 61,672 women, men and young people who count on Planned Parenthood services every year. PPAO strongly believes every Oregonian deserves health care, regardless of their race, income, geography, immigration status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

"As advocates for affordable health care and comprehensive sex education in public schools, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon know the importance of protecting funding that ensures all Oregonians can access the services they deserve to help them stay healthy," says Mary Nolan, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon. "About 1 in 10 Oregonians remain uninsured - disproportionately people of color, the LGBT community and low-wage workers. Many of them are patients at Planned Parenthood. For all of them across Oregon, vital treatment is out of reach without stable, adequate public revenue. That's why we endorse Ballot Measure 97, which would make large and out-of-state corporations pay their fair share in taxes and direct new revenue to health care, education and senior services."

Sarah Johnson, a 24-year-old Portland resident, adds: "As a woman who has turned to Planned Parenthood for affordable health services, I think it's time working Oregonians pay less out of pocket so that health care is affordable for everyone. Family planning is a smart investment, and our state budget shouldn't be balanced on the backs of the most vulnerable Oregonians. It's time for corporations to pay their fair share, so I'm voting yes on Ballot Measure 97."
Vancouver Police hiring entry and lateral police officers
Vancouver Police Dept. - 08/16/16 10:04 AM
Vancouver, Wash. -- The Vancouver Police Department has current police officer vacancies and is actively hiring both entry and lateral level police officers. The department will be hosting an informational meeting designed to offer prospective candidates information on the testing and background process and to answer questions.

Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Vancouver Police West Precinct (2800 NE Stapleton Rd.)


Additional information on Entry and Lateral Police Officers is always available on the Vancouver Police Department Careers page: http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.


Attached Media Files: 2016-08/385/96933/Info_event_flyer_2016.pdf
Oregon's Unemployment Rate Rises to 5.2 Percent in July, Job Growth Continues
Oregon Employment Dept. - 08/16/16 10:00 AM
Oregon's unemployment rate was 5.2 percent in July, an increase from June's rate of 4.8 percent. The rate has risen from a record low of 4.5 percent in the three months of March, April and May. Oregon's labor force, which reached a record high of 2,058,000 in July, has grown rapidly in recent months as the number of people employed grew along with growth in the number of unemployed. Oregon's unemployment rate remained close to the U.S. unemployment rate, which was unchanged at 4.9 percent in July.

Oregon's payroll employment added 3,800 jobs in July after a revised gain of 1,900 in June. Several service-providing industries expanded rapidly, while the two major goods-producing industries contracted. July gains were largest in health care and social assistance (+2,100 jobs); professional and business services (+1,600); leisure and hospitality (+1,200); transportation, warehousing and utilities (+1,100); and other services (+1,000). Meanwhile, the industries with the biggest declines in July were manufacturing (-1,200 jobs) and construction (-1,100).

July's job gains were a bit weaker than the average job gains of the past 12 months. This may have to do with recent months' weaker trends in manufacturing and construction. Manufacturing lost 800 jobs, or -0.4 percent, over the past year. Despite July's losses, construction still added 7,500 jobs, or 9.2 percent, since July 2015. Professional and business services grew rapidly as well, adding 15,700 jobs, or 6.9 percent, over the past 12 months. Other services was third fastest, growing by 4,100 jobs, or 6.7 percent. Four other industries each expanded by between 3.4 percent and 4.1 percent over the past 12 months: transportation, warehousing and utilities (+2,400 jobs or 4.1%); leisure and hospitality (+7,100 jobs or 3.7%); health care and social assistance (+7,600 jobs or 3.4%) and private educational services (+1,200 jobs or 3.4%).

Next Press Releases
The Oregon Employment Department plans to release the July county and metropolitan area unemployment rates on Tuesday, August 23rd, and the next statewide unemployment rate and employment survey data for August on Tuesday, September 13th.??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 January, February and March 2016 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: 2016-08/930/96932/charts_for_press_release.xlsx , 2016-08/930/96932/CLFIE_8-16-2016.xlsx , 2016-08/930/96932/employment_in_Oregon_--_July_2016_--_press_release.pdf
Daily Fire Update: August 16, 2016
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/16/16 9:37 AM
Fires on ODF-Protected Lands

Corey Road Fire
The 12-acre Corey Road Fire just north of Forest Grove was contained yesterday. As the summer heats up this becomes more difficult to do because the grass, sticks, trees and other fuels dry out so quickly.
As temperatures reach triple-digits this week, please help prevent wildfires. Preventing wildfires helps protect forests and firefighters. You can do this by following the fire prevention laws and industrial fire precaution level restrictions. This map shows fire restrictions: https://geo.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=41424358763949deb16e3f513e748844

Redwood Highway Fire Final Update
The Redwood Highway Fire burned 54 acres. Crews contained the fire yesterday and continue cooling hot spots to strengthen the containment lines.

Fires on Other Jurisdictions

More info on the following fires: http://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/information/fire_info.aspx

Porcupine Butte
The 280-acre Porcupine Butte Fire burning 10 miles East of Clarno and is 30 percent contained.

Rail Fire
The 16,349-acre Rail Fire burning 5 miles west of Unity is 15 percent contained.

Juntura Complex Final Update
The 24,301-acre Juntura Complex burning 30 miles SW of Vale is contained.


Fire Statistics

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

January 1, 2016, through Monday, Aug. 16, 2016:
Lightning-caused fires: 59 fires burned 2,218 acres
Human-caused fires: 466 fires burned 541 acres
Total: 525 fires burned 2,759 acres

10-year average (for this period of the year):
Lightning-caused fires: 231 fires burned 28,050 acres
Human-caused fires: 434 fires burned 4,233 acres
Total: 665 fires burned 32,283 acres

For information on breaking fires, go to:
http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/
Free festival to help students get ready for first day of school
Vancouver Sch. Dist. - 08/16/16 9:30 AM
It's time to get ready to go back to school! To help students and families prepare, Vancouver Public Schools is hosting its third annual back-to-school event.

Go Ready! Back-to-School-Readiness Festival
Friday, Aug. 19, 2016
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hudson's Bay High School, 1601 E. McLoughlin Blvd.
This event is free and open to all VPS students and their families.

The festival will feature food; entertainment; family-friendly activities; and information about early learning, counseling, health care, housing and other resources. It also will provide free immunizations, haircuts and gently used clothing. Approximately 60 district partners from the community will be in attendance to provide services and information.

Go Ready is organized by the district's network of Family-Community Resource Centers, which provides support for families all school year long. The event is designed to serve the district's students and families who need assistance with preparing for the first day of school, especially families who qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Eligibility for subsidized meals is one indicator of poverty, which can affect readiness to learn.

Learn more about the festival at http://vansd.org/events/goready .

Go Ready is a 2015 first-place winner of the National School Boards Association's Magna Award.
Oregon Army National Guard and Portland Police Bureau to conduct joint training in downtown Portland (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 08/16/16 8:00 AM
An Oregon Army National Guard UH-72A Lakota with Detachment 1, A Company, 1-112th Aviation, picks up the first five-man K9 team with Washington County Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) at McNary Field, in Salem, Oregon, July 13. The training helps famili
An Oregon Army National Guard UH-72A Lakota with Detachment 1, A Company, 1-112th Aviation, picks up the first five-man K9 team with Washington County Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) at McNary Field, in Salem, Oregon, July 13. The training helps famili
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SALEM, Oregon -- The Oregon Army National Guard will partner with the Portland Police Bureau during a joint training exercise in downtown Portland, Oregon, on August 17, 2016.

The Oregon Army National Guard is scheduled to provide transportation for members of the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) utilizing UH-72 Lakota helicopters. Oregon Army National Guard aviators, with Detachment 1, Company A, 1-112th Aviation, will conduct multiple helicopter flights from Troutdale to downtown Portland, between the hours of 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

"Conducting joint training helps us build stronger relationships between local law enforcement and the Oregon National Guard," said Brig. Gen. Mark Crosby, commander of the Oregon National Guard's Joint Domestic Operations Command. "This type of training and networking is an excellent opportunity for local first responders and the National Guard to work together as a team in the event that we need to help the citizens of Oregon during an emergency."

The aircraft will drop off law enforcement officers who will conduct additional training in downtown Portland.

The Portland Police Bureau will share some photos of the exercise on Twitter (@PortlandPolice) and Facebook (@PortlandPolice).

The Oregon National Guard will also share images via Facebook (@OregonGuard), Twitter (@OregonGuard), Instagram (@OregonNationalGuard), and Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/oregonmildep/).

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An Oregon Army National Guard UH-72A Lakota with Detachment 1, A Company, 1-112th Aviation, picks up the first five-man K9 team with Washington County Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) at McNary Field, in Salem, Oregon, July 13. The training helps familiarize SWAT teams with loading and unloading onto a helicopter safely and gives the K9 team members familiarization with the noise and high winds of the aircraft. (Photo by Christopher L. Ingersoll, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)


Attached Media Files: An Oregon Army National Guard UH-72A Lakota with Detachment 1, A Company, 1-112th Aviation, picks up the first five-man K9 team with Washington County Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) at McNary Field, in Salem, Oregon, July 13. The training helps famili
Conclusion of Oregon State Police Forensic Division Investigation
Oregon State Police - 08/16/16 7:42 AM
During the summer of 2015 we initiated an investigation into missing controlled substances that had been removed from two of our crime labs. Our detectives subsequently established and documented a pattern of theft by employee Nika Larsen, an OSP scientist, who used her position to remove controlled substances from two of the five OSP crime labs.

We promptly notified all Oregon District Attorney Offices and turned the results of our investigation over to the Oregon Department of Justice for additional investigation and independent evaluation. The Oregon Attorney General and the United States' Attorney's office subsequently conducted their own investigations which confirmed OSP's findings and built a successful criminal case against Larsen.

We profoundly regret our scientist's behavior and any adverse impact it has had on our professional partners or the administration of justice. We are redoubling our commitment to delivering the consistently professional service that built our hard-earned reputation for excellence.

As part of our efforts moving forward we participated in and look forward to any recommendations from the workgroup established by Governor Brown to evaluate policies and procedures utilized with our crime labs. No human system can guarantee perfection, but we have underscored our commitment to integrity, reliability, security and transparency by updating lab security policies, procedures and equipment.
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The OSP Forensic Services Division provides Oregon's only full service forensic laboratory system. Our analysts provide technical assistance and training, evaluate and analyze evidence, interpret results, and provide expert testimony related to the full spectrum of physical evidence recovered from crime scenes.
Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office searching for overdue Rafters on Sandy River (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/16/16 6:35 AM
CG Helo
CG Helo
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Update: The rafters were located by the U.S. Coast Guard shortly before 5:30 a.m. on a sandbar a few miles upriver from Dabney State Park. The Coast Guard helicopter was able to land on the sandbar and pick up the rafters who were cold but uninjured. They were transported to the Troutdale Airport.

The four rafters are identified as Cody West, Age 27; Chris Penhall, Age 30; Tevin Cotton, Age 23; Cory Hood, Age 34, all of Vancouver, Wa. When asked about what happened the rafters said they became worried when it got dark and they couldn't see where they were going on the river. They stopped at a sandbar they came across and stayed the night on the sandbar. They were cold but did have some food and water with them and were able to make a fire to help keep a little warm. All of them said if they did another river float they would definitely start earlier in the day to ensure they would finish in the daylight and were happy to be safe and reunited with their friends.



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On Monday August 15, 2016 at approximately 11:30 p.m. MCSO deputies responded to Dabney State Park to take a report of four rafters who were overdue on the Sandy River. The group of originally six rafters started from Oxbow Park at approximately 4:30 p.m. in the afternoon. Shortly after they began their float from Oxbow, two of the rafters decided to stop and walk back up to their vehicle at Oxbow. The plan was to meet the others, four adult males, who were continuing downriver at Dabney State park the planned finish for their float. The pair drove the vehicle down to Dabney to await the arrival of the others still rafting down the river, but they never arrived.

MCSO River Patrol and MCSO Search and Rescue Coordinators were contacted and responded to Dabney State Park. MCSO River Patrol and patrol deputies checked roads parallel to the river in case the rafters had decided to get out from the river and try and walk out. SAR Coordinators worked through the morning to arrange for U.S. Coast Guard to assist in the search along the river and they are now responding to assist in search efforts.

The Command Post is located at Dabney State Park. Media staging is located near the Command Post.

Updates will be provided as more information is available.


Attached Media Files: CG Helo
Reward Offered in 2014 Hillsboro Homicide Case - Crime Stoppers Featured Case #16-19 (Photo)
Crime Stoppers of Oregon - 08/16/16 6:00 AM
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The Hillsboro Police Department, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a 2014 homicide.

On January 16, 2014, 58-year-old Pablo Perez-Angeles, a grandfather, was murdered in his Hillsboro, Oregon residence. Police have discovered new evidence in the case and believe that there are additional witnesses with information that may lead to an arrest.

Detectives are working to solve this case and help bring a measure of closure to the victim's family.

The victim's daughter will be available for media interviews today at 9:00 a.m. at the Hillsboro Police Department.

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Seat Belt Enforcement Effort Aims to Save Lives Through Participation in Click It or Ticket Campaign
Polk Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/16/16 1:04 AM
Polk County Sheriff's Office -- From August 22nd through September 4th Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with law enforcement Officers throughout Oregon will participate in the national Click It or Ticket traffic enforcement "blitz" in an effort to save lives through increased seat belt use and education. This enforcement period comes ahead of the Labor Day weekend, which is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. According to AAA more than 35.5 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more on the Labor Day weekend. During the "blitz" law enforcement agencies will also be working to educate parents about the importance of proper child seat and safety belt use during the statewide traffic enforcement "blitz."

The Click it or Ticket Campaign wants to bring awareness to some of the most vulnerable passengers by recognizing National Child Passenger Safety Week, which is September 18th through the 24th. During this time many communities will have Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians on-hand to provide education on how to use child car seats and booster seats. Locally, the Salem Hospital has a Child Car Seat Inspection Station, which is held every fourth Saturday of the month from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm. The next inspection date is August 27th. For other local Child Car Seat Inspection Stations and additional information regarding Child Passengers visit www.safercar.gov.

According to research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause nationwide of death for children ages one through twelve years old. Child seats may increase crash survival by 71% for infants under one year old and by up to 59% for toddlers aged one to four. Booster seats may reduce the chance of nonfatal injury among four to eight year olds by 45% compared to safety belts used alone. NHTSA observations of state safety belt use in 2015 revealed that Oregon's safety belt use rate is 95.5%, which is the 3rd highest ranking in the country trailing California and Georgia at 97.3%.


Oregon law requires children weighing under forty pounds to use a child seat with harness. Children under one year of weighing less than twenty pounds must ride in a rear-facing child seat. A child over forty pounds must either a child seat or booster until they reach age eight or 4'9" tall and the adult belt fits them correctly. If you are unsure whether your chgild is ready to transition to an adult belt system, use the east five-step test here: www.carseat.org/Booster/630.htm.

During the upcoming Labor Day weekend thousands of people will travel through Polk County. The Polk County Sheriff's Office is committed to ensuring the safety of everyone by enforcement and education through the Click It or Ticket campaign. One of the most important safety measures individuals can take is to not only buckle up themselves, but ensure child passengers are safely secured in the vehicle.

For more information on the Click It or Ticket campaign, please visit www.nhtsa.gov/ciot.


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Update***back in custody***Inmate walks away from Columbia River Correctional Institution work crew (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 08/15/16 9:23 PM
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UPDATEAT APPROXIMATELY 8:52 P.M. INMATE JASSON RAY WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY BY U.S. MARSHALLS IN LANE COUNTY


An inmate walked away today from a Columbia River Correctional Institution (CRCI) work crew near the Pittock Mansion in Portland. Oregon State Police and local law enforcement are investigating.

CRCI staff discovered inmate Jasson Ray missing at approximately 10:45 a.m., Friday, August 12. Ray is a 37-year-old Caucasian male, 5'9" tall, 260 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. He is most likely wearing blue jeans with the word "inmate" and the DOC logo stenciled on the knee, in orange or red shorts, and a blue t-shirt with the word "inmate" and the DOC logo stenciled in orange on the front and back.

Ray entered DOC custody on December 24, 2015, on three counts of felon in possession of a weapon out of Lane County. His earliest release date is February 15, 2019.

Anyone with information regarding Ray's whereabouts is asked to call Oregon State Police at
1-800-452-7888.

CRCI is a minimum-security facility that houses approximately 595 male inmates who are within four years of release. Located in the largest metropolitan area of the state, this facility is focused on cognitive programming, work programs, and preparing inmates for return to the community. CRCI is home to a 50-bed cognitive restructuring Alternative Incarceration Program (AIP). Individuals who successfully complete this 180-day in-prison program are released to the community for a 90-day transitional leave period. Individuals who successfully complete the transitional leave period are granted a reduction in their sentence and move to post-prison supervision. CRCI is located on a 26-acre site in northeast Portland and officially in opened in September 1990.


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Rollover Crash in Battle Ground (Photo)
Clark Co. Fire Dist. 3 - 08/15/16 5:57 PM
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Clark County Fire District 3 was dispatched at 1403 to a 4 car MVC at State Route 503 and Main Street. Crews arrived at 1405 to find a 4 car rear end accident with one vehicle on its top. One patient was transported by AMR to Peace Health Southwest. Traffic was congested in the area for a long period of time. Battle Ground Police Department and the Clark County Sheriff's Office assisted.


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Local Red Cross Sends Disaster Responders to Louisiana to Help with Worst Disaster Since Superstorm Sandy
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/15/16 5:55 PM
Fourteen Red Cross disaster responders from Oregon and Southwest Washington are deploying to Louisiana to help people affected by the worst natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy.

PORTLAND, Ore., August 15, 2016 -- The American Red Cross Cascades Region is responding to devastating flooding in Louisiana. Red Cross disaster workers are providing shelter, food and comfort to those affected and more help is on the way.

Responders from Medford, Silverton, Florence, Salem, Portland, Lake Oswego, Wolf Creek and Keizer are either on the ground or heading to Louisiana. They are assisting affected communities by managing shelters, providing emergency financial assistance, health and mental health services, transportation services, and coordinating with local government entities to help deliver assistance.

"We depend on the generosity of the public to make sure we can help people in need -- anytime and anywhere," said Amy Shlossman, CEO of the Red Cross Cascades Region. "It costs the Red Cross approximately $1,650 to send a volunteer to a relief operation for 11 days -- the average length of a disaster deployment."

THE SITUATION IN LOUISIANA:
The flooding in Louisiana is likely the worst natural disaster since 2012's Superstorm Sandy. Sunday night more than 10,600 people sought refuge in nearly 50 Red Cross and community shelters in Louisiana. Local officials have reported making more than 20,000 water rescues, and are estimating that 10,000 homes have been damaged. Many areas are still inaccessible. The flooding danger is not over as weather experts predict more rain is possible.

HOW TO HELP:
Preliminary estimates indicate that Red Cross response efforts could cost more than $10 million. Donations are urgently needed. To help people affected by the Louisiana Floods visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word LAFLOODS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. These donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small.

OTHER RED CROSS RESOURCES:
SAFE AND WELL: Register on the Red Cross Safe and Well website so loved ones can see if you are safe and well. Those who can't access a computer can call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) and a Red Cross operator can help them register. They can also update their Facebook and Twitter status through the Safe and Well website or visit www.redcross.org/safeandwell on their smart phone and click on the "List Yourself as Safe and Well" or "Search for friends and family" link.

EMERGENCY APP: Download the free Red Cross Emergency App to receive emergency alerts and information about what to do in case of flooding, wildfires and other disasters, as well as locations of shelters. The App also includes emergency first aid information and a Family Safe feature which allows people to instantly see if loved ones are okay. The free Emergency App is available in app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to redcross.org/apps.

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/Cascades or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossCasc.


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"Backpacks and Snacks" Event Provides School Supplies (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/15/16 5:31 PM
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On August 13, 2016, a total of 30 local children participated in a new program titled "Backpacks and Snacks with a Deputy." The goal is to provide children with much needed new school supplies. This program also fosters positive relationships between youth and emergency first responders.

With the generous donations from community partners, this event assisted nearly 30 children identified and nominated by local schools. Each child received a backpack filled with school supplies, enjoyed some lunch and spent time with Cornelius Sheriff's Deputies and the Cornelius Fire Department.

This event was made possible by donations from Cornelius Walmart, the Washington County Police Officers Association and the Western Washington County Firefighter's Association.
Cornelius Police Chief Roque said, "We are thankful to all of the supporters of this program. It gives you a good feeling to be part of making a child's future a little brighter."

Dr Perla Rodríguez Principal, Echo Shaw Elementary School said, "This event is important for various reasons. In addition to supplying students with greatly needed school supplies, it also creates an opportunity for students to connect with our local law enforcement officials in a family like environment, further strengthening our community as a whole."

The Sheriff's Office thanks everyone involved for their hard work and the generous contributions to help make this event a success.


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Red Cross Responds to Three Home Fires in Multnomah and Washington Counties Today
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/15/16 5:18 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to three home fire disasters in Multnomah and Washington Counties today, August 15, 2016.
Details on the three disasters are as follows:

At approximately 1:30 p.m. near 257th Dr. and Halsey St. in Troutdale, OR. The fire affected three people, including two adults and one child.

At approximately 2 p.m. in the 3600 block of SE 69th Avenue in Portland, OR. The fire affected five people, including four adults and one child.

At approximately 2 p.m. on the 1700 block of NW 143rd Ave. in Portland, OR. The fire affected two adults.

In each of these disasters, 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.
The First Day of School for Woodland Public Schools is Wednesday, August 31, 2016 (Photo)
Woodland Sch. Dist. - 08/15/16 4:00 PM
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?Visit the district website at www.woodlandschools.org for more information
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Monday, August 15, 2016-Woodland, WA-The first day of school for Woodland Public Schools is Wednesday, August 31, so this week's feature comes packed with tips to make sure students, parents and the community can prepare for the 2016-2017 school year!

First Day of School
The first day of school is Wednesday, August 31, 2016 and all schools will run on normal schedule.

Visit our Improved Website
Over the summer, Woodland Public Schools made improvements to the district website to make information easier to find with new menus and cleaner navigation. Students, parents, and community members should be able to find everything they need to prepare for the new school year by visiting www.woodlandschools.org.

Be sure to visit the pages covering Bell Schedules, Calendars, Registration, School Supply Lists, and much, much more. If you can't find something, please let us know and we will update the site.

Staff is back in the office on Monday, August 15!
If you need to register your student for school, need access to your Skyward account, or need help from building staff, all building secretaries and the majority of school staff will return from summer break on Monday, August 15 and will be ready to help you!

More Information
As always, you can get more information about Woodland's schools from the following sources:

Website: www.woodlandschools.org
Facebook: www.fb.com/WoodlandPS
Twitter: www.twitter.com/WoodlandPS
Woodland Schools Weekly Email List: http://bit.ly/WPS-WSW
Flash Alert Subscription: http://bit.ly/WPS-Flash

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Jesuit Named #1 Athletic Program in the Nation (Photo)
Jesuit High School - 08/15/16 3:45 PM
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Jesuit tops the list for best overall high school athletics program in the nation. That's according to high school sports news arbiter MaxPreps, which just last week awarded Jesuit with the 2015-16 MaxPreps Cup for a first place finish in its annual rankings.

Jesuit bested back-to-back winner Bentonville High School of Arkansas by collecting an incredible 9 state championship wins over the course of the 2015-16 school year. Jesuit women's swimming, men's swimming, women's soccer, women's volleyball, football, men's tennis, women's track, softball and baseball teams all took home OSAA 6A state titles. The MaxPreps Cup standings are determined by the number of state titles and second-place finishes, and then weighted for size of playoff division, size of state and type of sport.

"We aren't just a basketball or football school -- those programs are great -- but we pride ourselves on being well rounded, on having depth in all our sports, including volleyball, swimming, tennis and so on," says Jesuit Athletic Director Mike Hughes.

This marks the second year that Jesuit has won the MaxPreps Cup (2010) and third time that the school has been recognized on a national level as the top high school athletic program (Sports Illustrated named Jesuit first in the nation back in 2007).

In his latest blog post, Principal Paul Hogan acknowledged the school's student-athletes and coaching staff for their remarkable achievement:

"We are fortunate to have coaches who are knowledgeable, fully committed to our mission, and who know how to get young people to buy in to a team-first ethic in a me-first world. We [also] have talented student-athletes who know that hard work will trump talent every time, especially in high school."

The MaxPreps Cup comes on the tail of a string of impressive honors for Jesuit athletics and co-curricular activities. Jesuit's teams again took home the 6A All-Sports Award for total number of playoff points across all varsity sports in 2015-16, and the school also won its 12th Oregonian Cup for overall excellence in academics, athletics, activities and sportsmanship.

Congratulations to all our student-athletes, coaches, parents and alumni for their incredible hard work and support!


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Be Alert- Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Aug. 18 in Southwest Gresham
Gresham Police Dept - 08/15/16 3:19 PM
GRESHAM, Ore.-- Gresham police will conduct a pedestrian safety operation on Aug. 18 at the intersection of West Powell Blvd. and West Powell Loop. 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.

Focused patrols will happen at and near the intersection between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 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. An additional enforcement blitz that will focus on seatbelt safety, speeding, and distracted driving will happen throughout Gresham from Aug. 22 to Sept. 4.


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Crime Stoppers Offers Reward of up to $1,000 for Arrest of Fugitive Jasson Ray (Photo)
Crime Stoppers of Oregon - 08/15/16 3:03 PM
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The Oregon Department of Corrections, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to locate an escaped fugitive.

On Friday August 12, 2016, at 10:37 a.m., Portland Police Bureau Central Precinct officers responded to assist the Oregon Department of Corrections in the area of Pittock Mansion in Northwest Portland to find an inmate that walked away from a work crew.

The fugitive, 37-year-old Jasson Lewis Ray, is described as a white male, 5'8" tall, 260 pounds, shaved head, blue eyes, goatee, with lots of tattoos.

After his escape, Ray sought medical treatment at a Portland hospital but did not remain to see a doctor.

Ray may have returned to the Lane County area where he is from originally.

Ray is reported to be suicidal and may be armed with a gun.

Photos of Ray are being released to aid in his capture, including a Facebook photo, his Oregon driver's license photo and hospital surveillance.

Ray was serving time with the Oregon Department of Corrections on firearm and theft charges. Ray has prior convictions for assault and has criminal history in California and Arizona.

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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Beaverton $100K Startup Challenge Returns (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 08/15/16 2:38 PM
DroneSeed is focused on precision forestry using drones. They were one of 1,000 applicants to be accepted into TechStars Seattle within their first year of being selected as a Beaverton $100K Challenge Winner. If your business has what it takes, apply now
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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The second annual Beaverton $100K Startup Challenge is now accepting applications from startups interested in taking their business to the next level. The challenge was first launched in 2016 by the City of Beaverton and the Oregon Technology Business Center (OTBC). In 2017, five winning startups will be headquartered in OTBC and receive $20,000 or more along with incubation services and regular meetings with investors.


"Last year more than 60 entrepreneurs applied," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "The five winners have received significant investment interest from around the county, have hired more staff, and seen a rise in sales. This has been a big win for our city and OTBC."


For-profit, early-stage growth businesses with the ambition and potential to scale into national and international markets are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a two to five member team with at least one team member working on the startup full-time. Applicants may be self-funded, grant-funded, and/or have investor funding of up to $250,000. Five startups will win:


$20,000 or more cash convertible-note investment
Regular meetings with active investors
Discounted legal and accounting services
HR and marketing assistance
OTBC's top-rated coaching and mentoring services
OTBC entrepreneur workshops, and more


To apply, visit www.otbc.org/BeavertonChallengeApplication. Applications are due Friday, Sept. 30. Finalists will be selected Dec. 5. For more information about the 2017 challenge, please visit www.otbc.org/BeavertonChallenge or contact Steve Morris at smorris@otbc.org.


The 2016 challenge winners include:


DroneSeed: Precision forestry using drones. Completed the TechStars Seattle program; closed $500k investment; added multiple positions; expecting first revenue this quarter
Senaptec: Improving athletic performance. Completed an athletic-industry incubator program; closed a $1.5 million investment; added a sales person; sales ramping up
goumikids: Beautiful baby essentials that work. On track to more than double last year's sales; expanding the team
Quickbeam: Pharmacotherapeutics for the treatment of methamphetamine addiction. Completed a round of animal testing; preparing for zebra fish testing at Oregon State University; well positioned for federal grant application later in the year
Cliqa: Remittance by paying bills instead of sending money. Upgraded software platforms; obtained celebrity endorsements; ramping up web metrics and revenue


ABOUT OTBC
The Oregon Technology Business Center (OTBC) is a decade-old nonprofit tech startup incubator that provides coaching, networking events, entrepreneurship programs and shared office space to help startup ventures succeed.


In 10 years, 80 new companies have been created and 125-plus high-wage jobs, with client startups generating $30 million-plus in annual revenue. According to a 2013 Oregon Founders Study, OTBC is the highest-rated incubator in Oregon for effectiveness in its mentoring programs--providing a unique combination of CEO mentoring, referrals to a large network of founders and domain experts and practical how-to entrepreneur workshops and videos. The hands-on attention and nurturing business environment helps startups become successful businesses.
The City of Beaverton is a founding sponsor and the OTBC facility is conveniently located across the street from the Beaverton Central MAX station, with free parking and easy access to Highway 217.


For more information, visit www.otbc.org.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
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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Linn County Sheriff's Office Participates in Boating Under the Influence of Intoxicants Saturation Patrol
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 08/15/16 2:26 PM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports from August 12, through August 14, 2016, his office participated in a Boating Under the Influence of Intoxicants (BUII) saturation patrol with the Oregon State Marine Board (O.S.M.B.) targeting intoxicated boaters at Foster Lake.

In partnership and funding received from the O.S.M.B., Marine Deputies from Josephine County and Klamath County assisted the Linn County Sheriff's Office Marine program for the three day event. As a result five people were arrested for BUII of a motorized boat and one person was arrested for BUII of a non-motorized boat.

Sheriff Riley would like to thank those agencies who assisted with the patrols on Foster Lake.

Sheriff Riley would also like to remind citizens, that Oregon Law prohibits anyone from boating while intoxicated. Boating while intoxicated causes impaired balance, blurred vision, poor coordination, impaired judgment, and slower reaction times. Mixing alcohol while operating a boat is a major contributor to boating accidents and fatalities. Please boat responsibly.
OHA Metrics and Scoring Committee to meet August 19 in Wilsonville
Oregon Health Authority - 08/15/16 1:40 PM
August 15, 2016

Jennifer Uhlman, 503-739-5267 (meeting information or accommodations)

What: The regular public meeting of the Oregon Health Authority Metrics and Scoring Committee

When: Friday, August 19, 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

The public also can join through a listen-only conference line at 1-888-204-5984, participant code 1277166.

Agenda: Welcome and consent agenda; updates; public testimony; finalize 2017 benchmarks; Review 2018 measure selection work plan; revisit equity measure concepts; select 2017 challenge pool; wrap up and adjourn.

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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240 Kids to Shop with a Cop and Receive New Back-to-School Clothes
Portland Police Bureau - 08/15/16 1:39 PM
When: Wednesday, August 17, 2016; 7 a.m.

The Sunshine Division's Izzy's Kids Program will partner with Fred Meyer and Camp Rosembaum to fund the annual "Shop with a Cop" event at the Gateway Fred Meyer store, located at 1111 Northeast 102nd Avenue.

This year marks the 14-year anniversary of Shop with a Cop, where Portland police officers and 240 kids spend a morning together shopping for back to school clothing. Participating kids are identified by the Boys and Girls Club of Portland and Home Forward, and are selected based on their financial need and outstanding volunteer efforts in the community.

The Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division, Fred Meyer, and Camp Rosenbaum, have partnered to fund the program and have generously donated $36,000 for Wednesday's event. In addition to the cash donation, Fred Meyer provides a significant discount off clothing purchased at the event and a backpack with school supplies for each child.

"No one was ever so happy to see a hundred cops before" said Sunshine Division's officer and bureau liaison, Matt Tobey. "It's a great opportunity for the Portland Police Bureau and Sunshine Division to show the community the positive aspects of community policing. This organization and these officers care about giving these kids a positive experience and the tools they need to feel good and perform well in school."

The Sunshine Division funds the "Shop with a Cop" event through its Izzy's Kids program. Izzy's Kids, which began in 1981 in honor of longtime board member Isabel Hoyt, provides funds so that Portland police officers can take children in need shopping for new school clothes. The Izzy's Kids program operates year-round and will pair an additional 300+ kids with an officer, for a unique, one-on-one shopping experience throughout the remainder of the school year.

Members of the media are invited to attend. For more information, contact: Sunshine Division Executive Director, Kyle Camberg: Direct: 503.577.6852 or kyle@sunshinedivision.org

To donate to the Sunshine Division Izzy's Kids Fund, please go to: http://www.sunshinedivision.org/donate/ .

About the Sunshine Division:
Since 1923 Sunshine Division has been providing emergency food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need. An independent charity in unique partnership with the Portland Police Bureau, Sunshine Division operates year round, and serves Portland's most vulnerable populations: families with children, seniors, the disabled, and veterans as they face economic challenges to meet basic needs. In addition to the over 13,000 households served directly through their doors each year, Sunshine Division donates food to over 17 food-relief charities in five surrounding counties. The Sunshine Division distributes new and gently-used clothing through their Threadz clothing store and new clothing through the Izzy's Kids program, which pairs police officers with low-income students for a school clothes shopping trip.

For more information, please visit: www.sunshinedivision.org

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Deputies Arrest Man After Late Night Elude East Marion County (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/15/16 12:54 PM
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This morning, deputies arrested Matthew Reiner, age 29 of Bend Oregon after he allegedly eluded deputies overnight in East Marion County.

Last night around 11:30 p.m., a deputy with the Marion County Sheriff's Office attempted to stop an Audi A3 for driving 80 in a 55 mile per hour zone on Highway 22 near Lyons. When the deputy activated his lights the vehicle drove away on a gravel road at a high rate of speed. Due to the large amount of dust the deputy slowed but soon found the vehicle abandoned in a driveway in the 11000 block of Riverhaven Lane SE near Stayton. A canine attempted to locate the driver but was unsuccessful, deputies later towed the vehicle as evidence.

At 6:30 a.m. this