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08/20/14
Three Flags Traffic Safety Campaign
Beaverton Police Department - 08/20/14
Officers from the Beaverton Police Department will again join law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon in the Three Flags Seatbelt Enforcement Campaign that begins Monday, August 25, 2014 and will continue through Sunday, September 7, 2014. The focus of this campaign is seatbelt use, booster seats, distracted driving involving cell phones and speeding. The goal of this campaign is to reduce traffic injuries and deaths by increased education and enforcement.

A statewide observation survey in June 2013 found ninety - eight percent of Oregon's motoring public using safety belts, making Oregon one of the two highest belt use states in our country. Since the 1990 passage of Oregon's adult belt law, observed belt use among the motoring public has doubled from 50% to 98% while crash fatality and injury rates have both dramatically decreased by 58% and 24% respectively.

Oregon law requires that there be "proper use" of the entire seatbelt system; lap belt placed low across the hips and a shoulder belt over the collarbone and crossing the center of the chest. Belts should be free of slack and lying flat with no twists or knots. If necessary, slide the attachment on the door post up or down to fit the size of you or your passenger. Shoulder belts should not be placed under the arm or behind the back - this can cause serious internal injuries or ejection in the event of a crash.

A child weighing less than 40 pounds must be properly restrained in a child safety seat. A child under one year of age or weighing less than twenty pounds must be restrained in a rear-facing child seat. A child over forty pounds but under age eight or less than 4' 9" tall must be restrained in either a child seat with harness system or in a booster seat that raises the child up so that a lap and shoulder belt system fit correctly.

The Beaverton Police Department holds free child safety seat clinics throughout the year. The next clinic will be on September 20, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Kuni Cadillac collision Center located at 3725 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005.

The use of cell phones while driving a motor vehicle is not only against the law and could lead to a traffic ticket, but could cause the senseless death of you or another person.
The Beaverton Police Department will continue to strive to keep our citizens safe, reminding you that car seats, seat belts and following the posted speed limit are an effective way to protect you and your family. Our enforcement efforts will be on-going as we work with the community to save lives.

Speeding and driver impairment are the most common causes of injury crashes. Oregon's safety belt overtime enforcement program is committed to reducing the severity of crash injuries by promoting proper safety belt and child restraint use.

Three Flag Blitz campaigns are funded through grants received from the Oregon Department of Transportation.
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THIS SATURDAY: Free Admission to the Portland Aquarium w/a School Supply Donation for Underprivileged Kids
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 08/20/14
Who: The Salvation Army, Portland Aquarium, Underprivileged youth needing back-to-school supplies

What: "Shark Drive for School Supplies" - drop off a donation of new school supplies at the Portland Aquarium and receive 1 free aquarium admission per item donated! All donated items will be given to The Salvation Army to hand out to children in need of back to school supplies.

When: August 23rd, 2014, 10am-5pm

Where: Portland Aquarium, located at 16323 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Milwaukie, OR 97267

Why: Back-to-school shopping can be financially challenging, especially when budgets are already tight. In many cases, families are struggling to put food on the table, so when back-to-school season rolls around, finding the extra money to buy pencils and paper is difficult. Together, The Salvation Army and the Portland Aquarium want to make it easier on families, so they don't have to choose between food on the table and purchasing needed supplies to succeed in school. "What better way to effect change than to empower them with the tools they need at an early age," says Major Kenneth Perine, Corps Officer at The Salvation Army Portland Tabernacle.

Additional Info:
Media contact for The Salvation Army-
Teresa Steinmetz
Director of Communications and Marketing
503-794-3283
Teresa.steinmetz@usw.salvationarmy.org

Media contact for the Portland Aquarium-
Susan Elcox
Marketing Director
208-229-3319
marketing@austinaquarium.com

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Free Admission to the Portland Aquarium With A School Supply Donation for Underprivileged Kids

(Portland, OR) August 7, 2014 - You can change a child's life, one ruler or box of crayons at a time! Join The Salvation Army and the Portland Aquarium for the Shark Drive for School Supplies! On August 23, 2014, drop off a donation of new school supplies at the Portland Aquarium and receive 1 free aquarium admission per item donated! For example, if you are a family or group of 5, bring 5 school supply items and you will all get in for free! What a great deal! PLUS, these donations will help provide the tools needed to succeed for underprivileged kids in the Portland area, which will be distributed through The Salvation Army Portland Tabernacle social service offices. You can drop off the donations anytime during normal business hours (10am-5pm) on Saturday, August 23rd when you bring your family to the Portland Aquarium, located at 16323 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Milwaukie, OR 97267.

"We have a saying locally at The Salvation Army that it is "All About Kids," and truly it is. What better way to effect change than to empower them with the tools they need at an early age," says Major Kenneth Perine, Corps Officer at The Salvation Army Portland Tabernacle. "Every day we see families struggling to put food on the table, so your donation of school supplies will also take some stress off of parents trying to provide for their children. We are so grateful for this partnership with the Portland Aquarium and for their generous donation this day!"

So as you gear your kids up for school, throw a few extras into the cart and head on down to the Portland Aquarium on August 23rd for a fun, family outing! Your donation will make a difference to a child in need this school year.

A few links to local school websites reveals some of the needs for K-8. This list is not exhaustive and does not include needs for grades 9-12.
http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/laurelhurst/1780.htm
http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/glencoe/365.htm
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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 126 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at www.salvationarmyportland.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

Friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyPortland
About Portland Aquarium:
Portland Aquarium provides children and families access to the excitement and learning opportunities of the ocean without the long trip to the coast. Guests can watch jellyfish float and glow, admire the bright and colorful corals, feel the soft ray on their fingertips, interact with tropical birds and reptiles, ... all within easy reach of home. Portland Aquarium offers multiple educational programs and events for kids, as well as Behind-the-Scenes tours for those curious about what it takes to keep an aquarium in good working order. Favorite programs include Birthday Parties, Sleep with the Sharks, Octopus Encounters and Morning Rounds.
Mop-up hits high gear on Old Blue Mountain Fire
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/20/14
Thousands of gallons of helicopter-borne water was poured on the Old Blue Mountain Fire Tuesday, significantly knocking out numerous hot spots within the 99-acre blaze that broke out late Monday during a thunderstorm.

Early this morning, Incident Commander Steve Wetmore (ODF) reported "Old Blue is one hundred percent lined and one hundred percent plumbed," meaning the fire line was completed overnight and a system of fire hoses now encircles the burned area. The fire is 30 percent contained.

The firefighters' objective today is to mop-up hot spots 300 feet inside the fire line and patrol outside of the fire line to watch for spot fires. Helicopters and air tankers are available, if necessary.

No new fires were reported yesterday on ODF's Southwest Oregon District. Reconnaissance flights are in the air today to search for holdover fires from Monday's thunderstorms.

A Level 1 evacuation alert (Be Ready) remains in effect for portions of Humbug Creek Rd. in Jackson County:
· All homes on the left fork of Humbug Creek Rd;
· Addresses 2542 and above on the main fork of Humbug Creek Rd (the dirt portion).

The status of the evacuation level will be reviewed this afternoon. More progress on perimeter mop-up is necessary before removing the evacuation alert.

Also, the roadblock near the 4 mile marker on the right fork of Foots Creek Rd remains in place today.

ODF Southwest Oregon District fire activity information and current fire prevention regulations are posted online at www.swofire.com.
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Names Released in Hwy 47 Crash
Forest Grove Police - 08/20/14
Police have released the names of the individuals involved in the Hwy 47 hit & run investigation from 8/19/14.

The driver of the black Jeep Liberty was 35 y/o Travis Johnson of Gaston. Johnson was ejected from the vehicle during the crash and sustained life-threatening injuries. He is listed in critical condition at Oregon Health Sciences University. He was not wearing a safety restraint.
His wife, 30 y/o Stephanie Wirfs-Johnson of Gaston was a front seat passenger. She has been released from the hospital after treatment for minor injuries. She was wearing a safety restraint. Johnson's three children, ages 11, 13 and 15 were not injured. All three were wearing safety restraints.

The driver and single occupant of the 1987 Toyota Supra who left the scene of the crash has been identified as 48 y/o Timothy Sabrowski, also of Gaston. Sabrowski was not injured. He is cooperating with authorities.

Investigators are interviewing witnesses to the crash and the driving leading up to it in addition to looking at other evidence in determining how it occurred. Police are being assisted by members of the Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team in the ongoing investigation. Results of the investigation will be turned over to Washington County District Attorney's office for consideration of charges stemming from this incident.

On a side note, it should be noted that the details above underscore the importance of wearing a seat belt. It is the single most effective and proven means of reducing the likelihood of death and serious injury in a crash.
Two Gang Associates Arrested with Firearms During a Traffic Stop (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/20/14
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On Tuesday evening August 19, 2014, North Precinct Street Crimes Unit officers stopped a vehicle for traffic violations at Northeast 3rd Avenue and Weidler Street.

The driver, 22-year-old Manuelito Fernando Gonzales Jr., and passenger, 18-year-old Brandon Marquise Duckworth, were both known to officers as gang associates. During the course of the traffic stop, officers learned that Duckworth had an outstanding parole violation warrant so he was placed into custody.

Additional investigation by officers led to the discovery of two loaded handguns in the vehicle. Both handguns were seized and placed into evidence.

Officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's Gun Task Force responded to assist with the investigation.

Gonzales was charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Duckworth was charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm (two counts), Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Both were booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

This week, the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team is being assisted by Street Crimes Units from all three precincts to help prevent continued gang violence from occurring after several recent shootings.

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

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

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

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

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Internal Investigation Complete
Sherwood Police Department - 08/20/14
* On June 25, 2013 Officer Adam Keesee is placed on administrative leave based on allegations of possible criminal conduct stemming from a tort claim filed against the City of Sherwood and Officer Adam Keesee.
* On July 19, 2013 the Sherwood Police Department requested that Oregon State Police (OSP) conduct a criminal investigation of Officer Adam Keesee. As a matter of policy the Sherwood Police Department does not conduct criminal investigations of its own members. The criminal investigation was forwarded to the Clackamas County DA's Office which declined to prosecute.
* On or around February 20, 2014 immediately following the completion of the criminal investigation, an internal investigation was initiated by the City Attorney's Office and Officer Adam Keesee remained on leave. The internal investigation was conducted by a third-party investigator to ensure a fair, unbiased, and transparent investigation.
* On August 18, 2014 the internal investigation was completed and found no violations of Sherwood Police Department policies by Officer Adam Keesee. The internal investigator found the allegations against Officer Adam Keesee to be unfounded.
* On August 20, 2014 Officer Adam Keesee was removed from administrative leave and returned to full-duty.
The City of Sherwood and the Sherwood Police Department take all allegations of misconduct seriously and is dedicated to providing professional law enforcement services and preserving the quality of life for its citizens and community.
The Sherwood Police Department wishes to thank the community for their patience in this matter.
The City of Sherwood and the Sherwood Police Department is also grateful for the assistance of the various professional investigators involved in this matter.
In light of state law restrictions and pending civil litigation, the Sherwood Police Department is unable to comment any further and will not answer any questions regarding this matter.
National Park Service Continues Historic Preservation at Pearson Air Museum with Repainting Projects
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - 08/20/14
VANCOUVER, WA - As part of its historic preservation mission, the National Park Service at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site has announced the initiation of two major painting projects at the national park's Pearson Air Museum & Jack Murdock Aviation Center.

Through these projects the exterior of the national park's main Pearson Air Museum hangar facility will be repainted, along with the west façade of the air museum's Historic Hangar.

Constructed in 1921 by the Spruce Production Corporation to house a US Army airplane for aerial forest fire patrols, the Historic Hangar was moved by the Army to its current location in 1925 for use by the Army's 321st Observation Squadron.

These historic preservation painting projects will be performed by a contractor with National Park Service oversight, and will be completed in time for the National Park Service's annual free Campfires and Candlelight event at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site scheduled for September 13, 2014.

"These projects have been on our radar for a few years, and is an important step in keeping our facilities in good condition for the community's enjoyment for years to come," said Alex Patterson, Facility Manager at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

"The staff and volunteers at Pearson Air Museum are thrilled to see the hangars repainted. It will enliven and refresh the facility, giving an even greater pride of place as we interpret the rich aviation history of Pearson Airfield with the visiting public," said Bob Cromwell, Manager at Pearson Air Museum.

During this project the Pearson Air Museum and the Historic Hangar will remain open and free to the public while the painting contractor performs exterior painting activities. For information on reserving the Historic hangar or other venues at Pearson Air Museum for a special event, please contact the museum staff at 360-816-6232.

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THIS SUNDAY: See if Your Collectibles are Valuable at New Oregon Historical Society What's It Worth? Event (Photo)
Oregon Historical Society - 08/20/14
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Portland, OR - Have you ever wondered if you had a hidden treasure buried in your closet? Find out at the Oregon Historical Society's first "What's It Worth?" event on Sunday, August 24, where local specialists will provide "Antiques Roadshow"-style evaluations of your collectibles.

Items that can be evaluated include: American Indian arts and crafts, autographs, coins, comic books & rare books, fine art, jewelry, political buttons, pottery, toys, vintage & antique clothing, and other collectibles. Evaluations are $10 plus regular OHS museum admission, and each person is limited to five items. Evaluations will be provided by local professionals who have volunteered their time to support this event. Visit the event page (http://ohs.org/education/whats-it-worth.cfm) for a full list of the professionals in attendance.

"With the current fascination in auction and antique hunting popping up all over popular TV shows, this seems like the perfect time for the Oregon Historical Society to host its own rendition of "Antiques Roadshow" said Oregon Historical Society Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk. "Who knows - you may discover you have had something hidden away for decades of real value and historical significance!"

All proceeds raised from this special event support the mission of the Oregon Historical Society. The event runs from Noon - 4 PM at the Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland) and evaluations are given on a first come, first served basis.

Accompanying this event is a new Oregon Historical Society museum exhibit titled "Worth/Worthless: Valuing Our Collections," curated by OHS Library Director Geoff Wexler in collaboration with OHS Associate Registrar Kim Buergel. To help us better understand the many meanings of value, this exhibition draws on the rich collections of the Oregon Historical Society, providing juxtapositions of documents, artworks, and artifacts that illustrate the often puzzling differences that make things valuable or valueless. (http://ohs.org/exhibits/current/worth-worthless.cfm)

Note that firearms and weapons are not permitted, and all items presented for evaluation must be able to be carried by hand. Evaluations that are provided are auction estimates and are not considered legally binding paid appraisals.

About the Oregon Historical Society
Since 1898, the Society has served as Oregon's primary research collection and museum about Oregon history. OHS has an extensive collection of historical pieces, including over 85,000 artifacts and 3 million photographs and films. It safeguards and presents Oregon's history through a museum, research library, academic journal, educational programs, and digital content. Visit ohs.org for information on current exhibits and events and access to educational content.


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City of Portland Part I Crime Stats through August 2, 2014 - Car Prowls Up 17%
Portland Police Bureau - 08/20/14
City of Portland Part I Crime Stats through August 2, 2014, indicate that Part I crimes are up 3% over the same time period in 2013.

Of particular interest is the rise in larceny from autos (car prowls), which is up 17% citywide.

The Portland Police Bureau wants to remind community members to never leave valuables in their car to attract opportunistic thieves. If you must store anything in your vehicle, keep it out of sight and secure. When possible, park in busy, well-lit areas.

Also, if you are the victim of a car prowl, the Police Bureau encourages victims to file a police report online by visiting http://www.PortlandPolice.com

Community members are urged to protect themselves and their property by obtaining tips on how to prevent crime from occurring in their neighborhoods.

Crime Prevention information from the Office of Neighborhood Involvement can be found by visiting http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/cp

Neighborhood crime statistics are regularly available by visiting http://www.portlandpolice.com and using the CrimeStats tool.

The attached document is Part I Crimes only, as defined by the Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Part I crimes include: Murder, Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Larceny, Auto Theft, and Arson.

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Attached Media Files: 2014-08/3056/77017/City_of_Portland_Part_I_Crime_Stats_Through_August_2.pdf
Lebanon Field Fire Held to 5 Acres
Lebanon Fire Dist. - 08/20/14
Shortly after 3 p.m. on Tuesday, the Lebanon Fire District was dispatched to a field fire at 36500 Honey Sign Drive. Firefighters encountered a wind driven fire in a partially flailed stubble field. With the aid of farm crews already on scene, the fire was extinguished. There were no injuries. Estimated damage was $500 to some irrigation equipment damaged by the fire. 15 personnel and 11 apparatus responded to the fire.

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contact me at jdavis@lebanonfire.com for photos, I could not get them to attach to the release.
Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 99N north of Belt Line Road near Eugene (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/20/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Tuesday night's three vehicle serious injury crash that occurred on Highway 99N north of Belt Line Road in Lane County. Six people were injured, four seriously.

According to Lieutenant Rob Edwards, on August 19, 2014 at approximately 9:00 p.m., a 1999 Ford F-450 utility truck driven by ISIAH BROWN JR, age 57, from Eugene, was traveling northbound in the right hand lane at approximately 40 mph when it was struck from behind by a 2003 Lexus four-door driven by RONNIE D. HARRISON, age 72, from Eugene. After impact, the Ford truck came to rest facing east blocking about half of the right hand lane. The Lexus came to rest in both northbound lanes.

A short time after the first crash, a northbound 1992 Yamaha motorcycle operated by JOHNNY J. HARNESS, age 33, from Junction City, traveled upon the scene and clipped the Ford truck's bumper and then struck the Lexus. HARNESS was ejected and came to rest on the highway after hitting a vehicle that stopped on the shoulder to assist north of the crash scene.

HARNESS was seriously injured and transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. He was wearing a helmet.

HARRISON received non-life threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to McKenzie Willamette Hospital. His vehicle had three passengers transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. Left rear passenger/wife SHARON HARRISON, age 68, was seriously injured. Right rear passenger LINDA WEIR, age 69, from Eugene, was seriously injured. Right front passenger/son KEVIN HARRISON was seriously injured.

BROWN received minor injuries and was transported to McKenzie Willamette Hospital.

OSP troopers from the Springfield Area Command office are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. Senior Trooper Cecil Arient is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Lane Rural Fire, Eugene Police Department, and ODOT.

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Detectives Search for Suspect in Cedar Mill Homicide
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/20/14
August 20, 2014--Detectives are searching for information related to a homicide that occurred yesterday evening.

On August 19, 2014, at about 5:10 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies were called to the Commons at Timber Creek apartments in the community of Cedar Mill, concerning a seriously injured woman. Sheriff's Deputies were contacted by an apartment resident who reported that a female came to her and told her that she had been stabbed. Another resident called the Sheriff's Office for assistance.

Numerous Sheriff's Deputies responded and found Nicole Laube, 29, from Forest Grove, outside, unconscious and bleeding. Sheriff's Deputies began administering emergency lifesaving assistance for Ms. Laube. Nicole Laube was pronounced deceased shortly thereafter. She was an employee of the apartment complex working unspecified duties at the time.

And intensive man hunt was conducted with K9s and over 20 law enforcement personnel from surrounding agencies. The search was not successful in locating the suspect. Little information is confirmed at this early stage of the investigation as detectives search through evidence and conduct interviews.

The Washington County Major Crimes Team Detectives responded to assist with the investigation. The Washington County Forensic Science Unit also responded to assist in searching for evidence and process the scene.

The Washington County Medical Examiner was on scene and confirmed the death as homicidal violence but could not confirm the exact cause of death. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

The Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in this case. If you have any information, please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 503-629-0111.
08/19/14
Passing the Torch at the Oregon WWII Memorial (Photo)
Historical Outreach Foundation (HOF) - 08/19/14
Dedication of the Oregon WWII Memorial on June 6. 2014
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MEDIA ALERT
August 19, 2014

PHOTO OPP: Thursday, Aug 21, 11:30 am
OR WWII Memorial, Capitol
Corner of Cottage & Court, Salem. OR

With construction complete, a transition will take place at the state capitol.

SALEM, OR -Thursday, August 21 will mark the official transition of the Oregon World War II Memorial Foundation to the Historical Outreach Foundation (HOF), a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of our military veterans. Members of both foundations will gather for a short ceremony at the memorial site at 11:30 AM, after which, the WWII Memorial will sunset into the HOF.

Just 10 weeks after the dedication in Salem, the finishing touches have now been completed. The June 6 ceremony took place on the grounds of the State Capitol, as veterans, friends, and family arrived from all around the state to honor those who paid the ultimate price for their service. By all estimates, there were over 300 WWII veterans at the event, and a crowd of over 2,000 in attendance.

The granite memorial wall bears the names of the recorded 3,771WWII veterans from Oregon who fought and died in battle, or as a result of injuries sustained during their service.

"This memorial will serve to educate young people about our military history, specifically the importance of honoring those who fought and died in service to our country," said Lou Jaffe, president of the OR WWII Memorial Foundation. "Those who served during WWII were part of this country's Greatest Generation, and shared a tremendous sense of unity, honor and sacrifice."

The Historical Outreach Foundation, under the leadership of Alisha Hamel, executive director, will carry on the mission of the WWII foundation as they continue to honor our rich military history through education and preservation. The HOF supports several educational initiatives including the Oregon Military Museum, Veterans' Legacies Project, and the Oregon WWII Memorial.

To learn more, or to support the programs at the Historical Outreach Foundation, visit www.historicaloutreach.com or call (503) 705-5965. For concerns about the maintenance of the Oregon WWII Memorial site, contact the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs in Salem.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Rachael Mortensen, Rachael@historicaloutreach.com, (503) 550-9463

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Attached Media Files: Dedication of the Oregon WWII Memorial on June 6. 2014 , Oregon WWII Memorial in Salem , Oregon WWII Memorial in Salem
UPDATE: Traffic Pursuit Ends in Arrest of Driver - Small Child Found in Car by Police, Uninjured
Portland Police Bureau - 08/19/14
The driver arrested after this afternoon's pursuit has been identified as 36-year-old Lakeshia Necole Robinson. Her child was released to family after a precautionary exam at a Portland hospital.

Robinson struggled with officers and was tased twice before being taken into custody.

Robinson was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Attempt to Elude on Foot, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Reckless Endangerment, Reckless Driving, and Resisting Arrest.

Robinson will be arraigned on Wednesday.

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This afternoon, Tuesday August 19, 2014, at 4:28 p.m., a North Precinct officer attempted to stop a vehicle on Northeast Killingsworth Street for a traffic violation but the driver did not stop, instead sped away from the police.

Additional officers were able to get behind the fleeing vehicle and assist with the pursuit as it moved eastbound on Killingsworth. Officers ahead of the pursuit were able to deploy Spike Strips to deflate the tires of the eluding vehicle.

The pursuit continued until Northeast 82nd Avenue and Russell Street, where officers performed a successful PIT Maneuver (Pursuit Intervention Technique), which caused the eluding vehicle to spin out. The driver continued to attempt to elude police and crashed the car into a stopped vehicle.

The driver, a female adult, exited her vehicle and attempted to run from officers but was taken into custody a short distance away.

After taking the driver into custody, officers checked the inside of the vehicle she was driving and found a small child in the backseat, unharmed. Medical personnel have transported the child to a Portland hospital for a precautionary exam.

Nobody was injured in the other vehicle.

North Precinct and Traffic Division officers are investigating the crash and updates will be provided at a later time.

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Sheriff's Employee Arrested for Sexual Misconduct (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/19/14
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August 19, 2014, Sheriff's Office employee arrested for Custodial Sexual Misconduct.

On July 28, 2014, the Washington County Sheriff's Office learned of possible criminal conduct concerning Brett Robinson, a civilian Jail Services Technician (JST) employed by the Washington County Sheriff's Office since January of 2013. It was alleged that Ms. Robinson had engaged in criminal activity related to her official duties while working in the Washington County Jail. This information was discovered during the investigation of Jill Curry, another JST who was arrested on July 16, 2014, on similar allegations.

When Ms. Robinson returned to work on July 30, 2014, Sheriff Pat Garrett immediately placed her on administrative leave. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Detectives are completing a comprehensive independent criminal investigation into the allegations. An internal investigation will also be initiated after the criminal investigation is complete. On July 31, 2014, Ms Robinson's status was changed to unpaid leave based upon information received during the ongoing investigation and the seriousness of the charges.

Today, August 19, 2014, Ms. Robinson was arrested after a Washington County Grand Jury indicted her on allegations of six counts of first degree Custodial Sexual Misconduct and six counts of first degree Official Misconduct. Ms. Robinson turned herself in to authorities at the Washington County Jail where she posted $120,000 bail.

While there is a presumption of innocence in our justice system, any employee accused of serious misconduct must be dealt with immediately and appropriately. The Washington County Sheriff's Office investigates all complaints thoroughly and holds all employees accountable for their actions to maintain the highest professional standards. Consistent with other serious incidents involving public safety personnel, when the allegations first arose, Sheriff Garrett immediately requested a comprehensive independent criminal investigation. At the conclusion of these cases, consistent with a critical incident, an administrative review will be completed for a review of jail operations; the review team will include members from an outside agency.

Sheriff Pat Garrett released the following statement, "I consider allegations that involve a second Jail staff member in this case extraordinarily serious. Addressing these issues demands immediate changes and a thorough, holistic review of protocols within the jail - both efforts are underway. Safety and security of jail staff and inmates remains a very high priority. I am very thankful to investigators from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and the Oregon State Police for their excellent work on this case."

This information is being released in an effort to keep the community apprised of important developments without compromising any part of the ongoing criminal and internal investigations. No additional information is available at this time.


Attached Media Files: ARRESTED
Red Cross responds to single-family house fire in Corvallis, OR
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/19/14
American Red Cross DAT consisting of Henry Bodkin and Brandt van Soolen responded to a disaster in the 2600 block of Seavy Place in Corvallis, OR.
A single-family fire affected two adults.
Red Cross provided comfort kits and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
4 Arrested, 40 Citations Given During Week-long 4th of July DUII Enforcement
Gresham Police Dept - 08/19/14
Gresham, Ore. - Gresham officers arrested 4 people for DUII, including one felony arrest, and issued 40 citations during a week-long crackdown on impaired driving, July 3 through 7. Multiple citations were issued for suspended license, safety belt, and uninsured motorist violations.

The Gresham Police Department joined forces with the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Impact to conduct the targeted effort to get impaired drivers off the road. The campaign featured high-visibility enforcement and educational opportunities to learn more about safe driving habits.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, during the July 4th holidays from 2008 to 2012, 765 people lost their lives in crashes involving drivers with a blood alcohol content of .08 or more. These fatalities account for 40% of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities over this same five-year period.

For more information, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at http://www.nhtsa.gov and their national crackdown campaign headquarters at http://www.stopimpaireddriving.com.
Early morning industrial equipment fire in parking lot (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 08/19/14
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**UPDATE - 08/19/2014: FIRE CAUSE AND DAMAGE ESTIMATE**

A TVF&R investigator determined that the cause of the fire was static electricity discharge. Approximate damage estimates from the fire is $23,000 dollars.

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Crews arrived to 10000 SW Herman Road in Tualatin early this morning to find 20-foot flames coming from an industrial forklift that caught fire. Multiple calls came into 9-1-1 starting at 1:34am. Near the forklift was a large propane storage tank that prompted fire officials to elevate the incident to a first-alarm bringing additional resources to the scene. The propane tank had a capacity of 1,000 gallons but it was reported the tank was approximately half-full. The fire arriving engine from Tualatin Station 34 began fighting the fire with other crews initiating attack from different positions around the forklift and tank. Fire was burning from the fuel tank on the forklift. The propane storage tank began to self-vent through its pressure relief valve and also caught fire. Crews then deployed large-volume water monitors to deluge the burning forklift and tank with water and pulled crews back in a defensive firefighting position for safety. The large volume of water also kept the storage tank cooled to further prevent its contents from escalating the fire. Firefighters knocked down the fire and brought it under control isolating the fire to just the forklift and storage tank saving a nearby building and equipment.

It was reported that a worker was refueling a forklift fuel tank at the time the fire started but escaped without injury. Other workers at the plant were able to evacuate to safety with no injuries reported of any employees. During firefighting operations, one firefighter obtained minor injuries and was evaluated on-scene. That firefighter was taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution.

Approximately 40-firefighters fought the fire including firefighters from Lake Oswego Fire Department.

A TVF&R investigator is working to determine the cause of the fire and damage estimates.

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Attached Media Files: Herman Rd_3 , Herman Rd_2 , Herman Rd_1
Man receives ten year prison sentence in Polk County rape case.
Polk County Dist. Att. Office - 08/19/14
DALLAS - Polk County District Attorney Aaron Felton today announced the conviction and sentencing of Jack Wayne Hamilton to ten years in prison for an attack that occurred in West Salem's Wallace Marine Park in November of 2013. Hamilton pled guilty before Judge Sally L. Avera to Rape in the First Degree, Sodomy in the First Degree, Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the First Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. He received concurrent sentences under Oregon's Measure 11 minimum mandatory sentencing law. The victim was present and addressed the court prior to sentencing. The case was prosecuted by Polk County Chief Deputy District Attorney Jayme Kimberly and investigated by the Salem Police Department.
Metrics and Scoring Committee to meet August 22 in Wilsonville
Oregon Health Authority - 08/19/14
Contact: Alissa Robbins, 503-490-6590 (media inquiries)

Milena Malone, 971-673-3392 (meeting information or accommodations)

Metrics and Scoring Committee to meet August 22 in Wilsonville

What: The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Metrics and Scoring Committee will meet in Wilsonville this Friday, August 22. The primary focus of the meeting will to select CCO incentive measures for 2015. Public testimony will be heard at 9:30 a.m.

When: Friday, August 22, 9:00 a.m. to noon

Where: Clackamas Community College Wilsonville Training Center, Room #211
29353 SW Town Center Loop E, Wilsonville, OR 97070
Directions and parking information at: http://www.clackamas.edu/Wilsonville/

Attendees can also join through a listen-only conference line:
1-888-808-6929, participant code 915042

Agenda:
-- Welcome and Consent Agenda
-- Updates
-- Public testimony
-- Select CCO incentive measures for 2015

For more information, please visit: the committee's website at www.oregon.gov/oha/Pages/metrix.aspx.

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

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Izzy's Kids' Shop with A Cop Assists 200 Kids Tomorrow
Portland Police Bureau - 08/19/14
This release is being sent on behalf of the Portland Police Sunshine Division

Media Contacts:
Kyle Camberg Executive Director Sunshine Division (503) 577-6852
Melinda Merrill Director, Public Affairs; Fred Meyer Stores (503) 708-8890

Sunshine Division Teams with Fred Meyer Stores, The Portland Police Bureau, and Boys and Girls Clubs to help 200 Kids "Shop With A Cop" for Back to School Clothes
On Wednesday August 20, 2014, at 7:00 a.m., Fred Meyer, The Sunshine Division, Boys and Girls Club of Portland, and Portland Police Bureau will team together for the annual "Izzy's Kids'" Shop with a Cop. The event will take place at the Gateway Fred Meyer store, located at 1111 Northeast 102nd Avenue.

This year marks the 12-year anniversary of the Shop with a Cop, where police officers and 200 kids shop together for back to school clothing. The majority of the children are selected from the Boys and Girls Club of Portland, and are selected based on financial need and their volunteer efforts in the community. These kids have worked very hard to earn this unique opportunity.

The Sunshine Division and Fred Meyer jointly fund the program and have generously contributed more than $26,000 towards the event. In addition to the cash donation, Fred Meyer provides significant discounts as well as a backpack with school supplies for every child.

The Sunshine Division funds the program through its Izzy's Kids program. Izzy's Kids, which began in 1981 and is in honor of longtime board member Isabel Hoyt, provides funds so that Portland Police Officers can take any child in need shopping for school clothes. This program operates year-round with nearly 500 children utilizing the program throughout the year.

Over the past 12 years, Fred Meyer and the Sunshine Division have helped provide local children with more than $500,000 in school clothing and supplies and one of a kind back to school shopping experience with an officer.

Members of the media are invited to attend. Executive Director Kyle Camberg (503-577-6852) will be the media contact for the Sunshine Division.


About Sunshine Division
The Sunshine Division offers free food and clothing assistance directly to low-income veterans, families, and seniors six days a week at their N. Portland warehouse as well as 24/7 through their partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each precinct for immediate dispatch. The Sunshine Division serves as a no-cost food bank to 15 area food assistance nonprofits, provides special food boxes through three seasonal food box programs, and funds new school clothing for low-income students in Portland Public Schools through its Izzy's Kids program. For more information, visit www.sunshinedivision.org.
Lebanon Apartment Fire
Lebanon Fire Dist. - 08/19/14
At 9:42 pm last night Lebanon Fire District crews responded to a reported apartment fire at 142 E. Elmore Street. Upon arrival they found the building was being evacuated and that alarms were sounding that a sprinkler in the third floor apartment had been activated
and light smoke was coming from the apartment.

Upon making entry to the apartment firefighters noted that the fire had been extinguished by the sprinkler. Fire fighters shut down the sprinkler system and began to remove water from the apartment. They also discovered an overflowing bath tub that had been left running when occupants evacuated the building. The occupants of 3 apartments were displaced due to water running down into the lower apartments.

The cause of the fire was determined to be a pot of cooking oil that was left on the stove. The occupant was initially able to extinguish the fire by placing the lid on the pot. The fire re-ignited when they tried to move the pot to the sink and the pot tilted allowing the lid to fall off and oxygen was re-introduced to the oil which caused it to flare up. This in turn caused the sprinkler head in the kitchen to activate and again extinguish the fire.

Lebanon Fire would like to take this opportunity to remind people that once you have smothered the fire and turned off the heat source, it is best not to chance re-igniting the fire by performing any action which could cause the lid to become dislodged. There were no injuries and a preliminary damage estimate of $50,000 has been established.
Lincoln County District Attorney Honored as "2013 Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year" (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/19/14
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The Lincoln County District Attorney was selected recently to receive the seventh presentation of an award to a prosecutor in Oregon for their support, hard work, dedication, and efforts in enforcing fish and wildlife laws and commitment to the preservation of Oregon's natural resources.

On August 14, 2014, Lincoln County District Attorney Michelle Branam was presented with the "2013 Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year Award" in front of her peers at the Oregon District Attorneys Association summer conference held last week in Bend. The award sponsored by the Oregon Sportsmen's Coalition, was presented by Captain Jeff Samuels, Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish and Wildlife Division Director, Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife Watershed Manager Chip Dale, and Ty Stubblefield, Field Administrator for the Oregon Hunters Association.

Michelle Branam has served for almost ten years as a Deputy and Chief Deputy for the Lincoln County District Attorney's Office before being appointed District Attorney by Governor John Kitzhaber earlier this year.

Through her hard work and partnership with area law enforcement, she has garnered a great deal of respect for her commitment to consistently prosecuting fish and wildlife crimes. The South Coast Team of the OSP Fish and Wildlife Division has a great working relationship with DA Branam who shows support for the protection of natural resources. On her own time, Branam even attended Marine Board training to better understand recreational boating enforcement and completed both drift boat and jet boat operation training.

As Lincoln County Chief Deputy, Branam was responsible for prosecuting the bulk of serious criminal cases in the county. She was also instrumental in prosecuting several environmental cases where actions resulted in local habitat restoration projects, including a high profile water pollution case involving a local sand and gravel company which received a misdemeanor conviction of Water Pollution in the Second Degree and a $10,000 fine.

"It was a pleasure to present DA Michelle Branam with the wildlife prosecutor of the year award for her dedication and commitment to the criminal justice system and wildlife prosecution. I appreciate her willingness to work closely with local fish and wildlife troopers and to prosecute those responsible for wildlife offenses and environmental degradation," said Captain Jeff Samuels.

Recent wildlife cases successfully prosecuted by DA Branam include:

Hunting on the Enclosed or Cultivated Land of Another/Unlawful Possession of Big Game

Disposition:
* 10 days in jail
* Three year hunting license suspension and two years' probation
* $1,400 fines
* $400 restitution to taxidermist
* $15,000 restitution to ODFW for 7x7 bull elk
* Forfeit elk mount, meat and archery equipment

Unlawful Take of Osprey

Disposition:
* Three years hunting license suspension
* $5,000 restitution to ODFW for Osprey

Waste of Cow Elk

Disposition:
* Remington 7mm forfeited to state
* Three year hunting license suspension
* $810 in fines
* $500 restitution to Oregon Hunter's Association for TIP reward
* $1,500 restitution to ODFW for elk

Unlawful Take of Black Bear

Disposition:
* Three years' probation
* Forfeit bear and Remington 270 rifle
* $1,633 in fines
* $1,000 restitution to ODFW for the bear

Photograph - Oregon State Police
(Left to right: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Watershed Manager Chip Dale, Lincoln County District Attorney Michelle Branam, and Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division Director Captain Jeff Samuels)

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Successful Energy Northwest bond sale benefits BPA ratepayers
Bonneville Power Administration - 08/19/14
Portland, Ore. - Energy Northwest and the Bonneville Power Administration took the first step in an effort that could save BPA ratepayers as much as $1.8 billion in gross interest savings and restore up to $1.2 billion of BPA's U.S. Treasury borrowing authority through 2044.

In particular, Energy Northwest sold BPA-supported bonds on Aug. 5 to refinance approximately $321 million of outstanding regional cooperation debt previously issued by Energy Northwest and associated with the never-completed nuclear Projects 1 and 3. This is the first of several potential bond sales that could lead to the refinancing of Energy Northwest nuclear assets that could yield the savings mentioned above.

"This agreement offers unique opportunities for savings," said Nancy Mitman, BPA acting chief financial officer. "The net effect of refinancing through regional cooperation bonds is that both the weighted average interest rate and maturity of BPA's overall debt portfolio will be reduced over the life of the proposal, thereby lowering interest costs by hundreds of millions of dollars and increasing U.S Treasury borrowing capacity for making much-needed investments in our infrastructure."

Regional cooperation debt refers to existing debt associated with the Columbia Generating Station in Richland, Wash., and Projects 1 and 3 that also serves as a regional financial resource, providing remarkable debt management opportunities to lower costs of power for the benefit of the Pacific Northwest.

Similar efforts in the past helped BPA preserve and restore approximately $2 billion in U.S. Treasury borrowing authority and saved approximately $500 million in interest under BPA's Debt Optimization Program.

The bond proceeds will be used to pay off Energy Northwest debt that is due to mature in 2014. The new bonds will be paid prior to the end of BPA's existing regional power sales agreements in 2028. More particularly, the bond sale allows Energy Northwest to extend regional cooperation debt that was due in 2014 into the period between 2025 and 2028, a period that more closely matches the useful lives of the Energy Northwest facilities expected at the time the related facilities were initially financed.

The Energy Northwest bond sale is set to close Aug. 21, 2014. The bond sale means that amounts recovered in BPA's rates to pay Energy Northwest principal will instead be available to pay off like amounts of more expensive federal debt. The new Energy Northwest regional cooperation bonds have a true interest cost of 3.17 percent. The resulting availability of additional amounts in the BPA fund will help assist in the prepayment of a like principal amount of BPA's federal debt bearing interest rates of 7.15 to 7.19 percent. The present value of the interest savings to the region will therefore be $135 million. The savings also will help BPA hold down rates in fiscal years 2016 and 2017.

"Energy Northwest and BPA worked closely to establish and implement a broad view of the regional debt portfolio as a crucial tool for providing the region with prudent, long-term value," said Brent Ridge, Energy Northwest vice president, Corporate Services/chief financial officer.

BPA is a nonprofit federal agency that markets renewable hydropower from 31 federal hydro projects in the Columbia Basin and power from Energy Northwest's Columbia Generating Station. BPA also operates three-quarters of high-voltage transmission line capacity in the Northwest and funds one of the largest wildlife protection and restoration programs in the world. BPA and its partners have also saved enough electricity through energy efficiency projects to power four large American cities. For more information, contact us at 503-230-5131 or visit www.bpa.gov.
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Driver Arrested After Injury Hit & Run Crash - Highway 219 south of Newberg (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/19/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a 35-year old man following an injury hit & run traffic crash Tuesday morning on Highway 219 south of Newberg. The suspect driver was found in his crashed vehicle after continuing from the scene before stopped east of Highway 219 on Champoeg Road NE.

On August 19, 2014 at 5:52 a.m., a 1997 Honda Accord driven by FRED SAUERMANN, age 40, from Independence, was traveling southbound on Highway 219 near milepost 24 when a northbound 2013 Toyota van crossed the centerline and struck the Honda's left side. The van continued northbound without stopping at the scene.

An OSP trooper arrived on scene at approximately 6:08 a.m., contacting the Honda's driver who was injured as Newberg-area fire and medical personnel also arrived. The trooper checked the area north of the crash scene and found the suspect vehicle 8 minutes later about a half mile away where it stopped east of Highway 219 on Champoeg Road NE.

Subsequent investigation led the trooper to arrest the van's driver, RAMON OROS BARRERA, age 35, from Cornelius. OROS BARRERA was lodged in the Marion County Jail on the following charges:

* Felony Hit & Run - Injury
* Reckless Driving
* Assault in the Fourth Degree
* Misdemeanor Driving While Suspended

OROS BARRERA was also cited for Failure to Install Ignition Interlock Device.

SAUERMANN was transported to Oregon Health & Science University for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. He was treated and released.

Senior Trooper Bridget Taylor is the lead investigator.

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UPDATE #2: Traffic Division Investigating a Crash and Pedestrian Fatality on Southeast Division Street
Portland Police Bureau - 08/19/14
The man killed in yesterday's traffic crash on Division has been identified as 55-year-old James Dalton Porter.

The driver, 84-year-old Estelle Irene Fuman, was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment. Preliminary information indicates that Fuman may have suffered a medical event prior to the crash, which led to the erratic driving. Fuman was not impaired by drugs or alcohol.

The investigation is continuing and once completed will be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

Preliminary information indicates that an 84-year-old female was driving westbound on Southeast Division Street and veered across the eastbound lanes and drove up onto the South sidewalk, where she struck and killed a man walking on the sidewalk. The woman then veered back across Division and struck a telephone pole on the North sidewalk.

The woman has been transported to a Portland hospital with traumatic injuries but she is expected to survive.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is investigating and at this point has not determined what led to the woman veering off the road.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

This afternoon, Monday August 18, 2014, at 3:04 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a crash and a person down on Southeast Division Street at 66th Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a male adult down on the ground suffering from traumatic injuries. Life-saving efforts were unsuccessful and the man died at the scene.

A female driver was suffering from unknown injuries and is being treated by medical personnel.

Southeast Division Street is closed to traffic from 64th to 69th Avenues.

Traffic Division officers are at the scene and are in the early stages of a crash investigation.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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Science on Tap at the Kiggins Theatre - You and Your Racist Brain: The Neuroscience of Prejudice (Photo)
Via Productions - 08/19/14
The Neuroscience of Prejudice
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Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don't have to be a science geek to have fun--all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Time: Doors at 6 p.m. event at 7 p.m.
Location: Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street, Vancouver, Wash.
Cost: $8 online advance tickets, $10* suggested cover at the door
Food & Drink: Beer, wine, pizza slices, popcorn and snacks available

People have the tendency to characterize other people who do not share the same traits as somehow different. But why do some people find such differences repulsive to the point that they exhibit extreme prejudice? Dr. Larry Sherman, a senior scientist in the Division of Neuroscience at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) will explore the neuroscience behind prejudice and racism. He will discuss the so-called "cross-race effect" and how the brain can overcome this reaction, raising intriguing possibilities about how prejudice and racism can be reversed.

Accompanying Sherman will be members of the cast of the musical "Parade," a theatrical telling of the story of the murder of Mary Phagan and the trial of Leo Frank.

For more information on Science on Tap, visit Via Productions.

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Science on Tap at the Kiggins is produced in partnership with Washington State University Vancouver.
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*A note on the suggested cover at the door: Science on Tap is supported, in part, by money collected at the door. We are committed to offering educational opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if $10 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can.


Attached Media Files: The Neuroscience of Prejudice
As required letters go home, school leaders unified in celebrating student achievement, recognizing progress--ESD 112-region school districts have experienced success in raising achievement for all students
ESD 112 - 08/19/14
As required letters go home, school leaders unified in celebrating student achievement, recognizing progress--
ESD 112-region school districts have experienced success in raising achievement for all students

As schools throughout the entire state prepare to send letters home to families indicating that their child's school needs "improvement," district officials say the label inaccurately reflects the significant academic progress that students, schools and school districts have made over the past several years.

"Despite the federal classification, our region's schools have had great success in improving achievement and helping so many students experience a higher level of academic success," said Michael Green, Woodland School District Superintendent. "The very schools labeled as 'failing' under the federal definition are some of the ones most recently recognized for major achievement gains," he added.

Washington state's waiver from the accountability requirements of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act was not renewed for the 2014-15 school year. The state has been operating under a conditional waiver for the past two school years. "During that time, all of our districts have experienced gains in student growth," said Evergreen Public Schools Superintendent John Deeder. "Unfortunately for our students and staff who have worked so hard, their progress is not fully recognized under the NCLB requirements," he added.

This coming year (2014-15 school year), Washington state will be required to revert back to reporting Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), an annual measure of student achievement on state tests in reading and math. District leaders say the state's accountability plan that's been used for the past two years more accurately reflects progress towards meeting the state standards.

The non-renewal of the waiver means districts that do not meet AYP are required to "set aside" 20 percent of the Title I funds they receive from the federal government. This money must be reserved either for private vendors to provide tutoring or to bus students who want to transfer to a school that met AYP. Money that goes unused for these purposes is returned to the district, but not until the school year is well underway and too late to be included in that year's operating budget.

"As educators, we are committed to each and every young person reaching his or her full potential, and we are proud of the significant academic progress of our students," said Steve Webb, Superintendent of Vancouver Public Schools. "While not all students have reached proficiency, our use of targeted resources to assist struggling students and schools has made a real difference, which we see in performance data not taken into account by NCLB. Of course, similar to any endeavor, schools have more work to do. We are committed to continuous improvement."

Ken Hermanson, Executive Director of Leadership and Learning for Longview Public Schools, said student progress is a result of the collaborative efforts of all stakeholders. "Our efforts are making a difference through high-quality instruction delivered by dedicated teachers, effective leadership at the school and district levels, and collaborative partnerships with parents, families and community."

"Nearly every Washington school will be labeled as failing under the NCLB requirements because 100% of our students must meet standards," said Barbara Lomas, ESD 112 Associate Superintendent of Teaching and Learning. "While we strongly believe all students can learn, this is an unreasonable expectation," she added.

More than 95 school boards have passed resolutions calling on Congress to pass a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which had been reauthorized by Congress every five years from 1965 until 2001, when Congress passed the NCLB Act. The resolution noted that the accountability provisions in the current law "unfairly and inaccurately reflect the academic progress of students, schools and school districts," resulting in public schools being labeled as "failing" and subject to punitive sanctions.

"Instead of labeling schools as 'failing' we are choosing to celebrate the success of students and the continued hard work of our staff to assure all students are making strides," said Castle Rock School District Superintendent Susan Barker.


A Note about Adequate Yearly Progress:
Washington's schools are required to follow state and federal guidelines around student academic performance. The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) act of 2001 requires the state and district to review annually the academic progress of federally funded Title I, Part A schools and to identify schools in need of improvement. Schools are identified as in need of improvement after two consecutive years of not making adequate yearly progress (AYP). Washington state determines AYP by considering progress in reading, mathematics, testing participation, graduation rates, and unexcused absence rates. For the past two years Washington state has received a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education, excusing our districts from participating in the AYP process. In March 2014, Washington state was denied the waiver and our school districts are required to return to this system of reporting. The NCLB system requires that 100% of all students meet proficiency standards by 2014, regardless of special needs, English language mastery, or other life-impacting circumstances.

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Vancouver Fire Department conducting live fire demonstration Aug. 20 (Photo)
City of Vancouver - 08/19/14
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Vancouver, Wash. - The Vancouver Fire Department's Fire Marshal's Office will conduct a live fire sprinkler demonstration burn at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Fire Station No. 5, 7110 NE 63rd St.

The live demonstration is open to the public and media. The purpose is to help educate Vancouver citizens about the dangers of fire and the effectiveness of residential sprinklers in homes.

Within Vancouver's city limits, residential fire-related deaths have increased by 300 percent within the last year. The majority of these fires were due to cooking, candles, and smoking - all completely preventable causes.

"Residential fire sprinklers protect lives and property by keeping fires small," said Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli. "Because the sprinkler system reacts so quickly, it can dramatically reduce heat, flames and smoke produced by a fire - allowing people more time to escape safely."

Deputy Fire Marshal Zane Norris will demonstrate the effects of a typical living room fire at the event.

"Residential fire sprinklers activate individually," said Norris. "Only the sprinkler closest to the fire will discharge, spraying water directly on the fire and not the rest of the home."

Demonstration attendees will watch the fire progress from the start to "flashover" (near-simultaneous ignition of most of the directly exposed combustible material in an enclosed area) at approximately 1,150 degrees Fahrenheit. The live fire demonstration will also illustrate the need for smoke alarms and exit drills.

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View a video of a similar demonstration by firefighters in Las Vegas:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=507gj_JWWSs


Attached Media Files: Vancouver firefighters at a live fire sprinkler demonstration burn
Take a Cherriots Shuttle to the Oregon State Fair - for free!
Cherriots - Salem Keizer Transit - 08/19/14
Cherriots is excited to announce, after a 5 year absence, that they are partnering with the State Fair to provide free shuttle service to the fair from downtown. The shuttle will run August 22 through September 1. Weekday shuttle service will run every 30 minutes; weekend and holiday service will run every 15 minutes. The last shuttle leaves the fairgrounds 30 minutes after the fair ends.

Shuttle stops to the fair will be located at:
Marion Parkade (corner of NE Liberty and Union)
Downtown Transit Center
Corner of NE Capitol and Marion
The State Fair (the Jackman Long Building)

Return stops from the fair will be located at:
The State Fair (the Jackman Long Building
Corner of NE Summer and Marion
Downtown Transit Center
Marion Parkade (corner of NE Liberty and Union)

For more information, go to cherriots.org/statefair or oregonstatefair.org/shuttle.
Reminder: OPRD Public Meetings on Proposed Smoking Restrictions
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 08/19/14
Persons wishing to comment on proposed rules that would restrict smoking of tobacco products on the ocean shore recreation area will have a chance to make comments in person at four public hearings scheduled from August 20th to August 28th. In addition to comments made at public hearings, written comments will be accepted through regular mail (OPRD Beach Smoking, 725 Summer St NE, Suite C, Salem OR 97301) or by e-mail (oprd.publiccomment@oregon.gov). All hearings begin at 7 p.m. at the locations listed below.

* 8/20/2014 - Seaside Public Library, 1131 Broadway, Seaside OR
* 8/21/2014 - Central Lincoln PUD, 2129 N Coast Highway, Newport OR
* 8/26/2014 - Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay OR
* 8/28/2014 - North Mall Office Building, 725 Summer Street NE, Salem OR
Cheers to Home: Local Furniture Bank Hosts First Annual Summer Event in Tualatin! (Photo)
Community Warehouse - 08/19/14
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The idea of Community Warehouse is a simple, yet incredibly powerful one: household furnishings you no longer need help create a home for someone else in your community. This furniture bank concept only works, however, when it exists in a community that embraces its mission and offers unwavering support through time, gifts and of course, donations for families. Without question, Tualatin is one of those communities.

Community Warehouse accepted its very first donation of forks and tupperware nearly two and a half years ago. Since then, Tualatin and surrounding area communities have donated enough goods to help furnish homes for 4,428 local people in need. Of those, 2,032 (nearly half) were children.

We are incredibly grateful for the community's support and have decided it's high time we throw a celebration to bring out friends, families, donors, volunteers, neighbors, and local businesses for an afternoon of sips, tastes, merriment, and huge support for Community Warehouse.

On August 23rd from 3-6pm, we will be hosting the first annual CHEERS TO HOME event at the Community Warehouse in Tualatin: 8380 SW Nyberg Street, Tualatin 97062.

The event features 8+ local wineries who will be on hand to pour a selection of their fine wines. Neighborhood restaurants will also share samples of their favorite, tasty dishes which guests can enjoy while grooving to live entertainment by recording artist Joseph Konty and tapping their toes along to a performance by the Tualatin Dance Company.

In the words of board member Bill Bourque, "I can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than sipping fine wines, sampling local cuisine, listening to live entertainment, shopping for treasures, and supporting a terrific cause - all in one location."

Tickets are $50 and available online at communitywarehouse.org/cheers-to-home.
To purchase by phone or email, please contact Anna: 971.777.1962, anna@communitywarehouse.org


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Observe National Sickle Cell Awareness Month this September by donating blood with the American Red Cross
American Red Cross Blood Services - 08/19/14
(see downloadable file for a list of upcoming blood donation opportunities in the area)

Portland, Ore. (Aug. 19, 2014) -- The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a stable and diverse blood supply by giving blood in honor of National Sickle Cell Awareness Month this September.

Sickle cell disease is an inherited disease that causes red blood cells to form an abnormal crescent shape. It is estimated that sickle cell disease affects as many as 100,000 people in the U.S. Many of these patients face a lifetime of blood transfusions to help reduce the risk of stroke, damage to major organs and other complications that can arise as a result of sickle cell disease.

Since blood from donors of the same ethnic background as the recipient is less likely to cause complications, the Red Cross must maintain a diverse blood supply. This is particularly important for patients like those with sickle cell disease who may require regular blood transfusions.

To help increase donations during the month of September, those who come out to donate blood or platelets throughout the month will receive a coupon by email for a free haircut at participating Sport Clips locations.

For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

How to donate blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

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

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Attached Media Files: 2014-08/1812/77003/American_Red_Cross_Blood_Drives_(Sept_2_-_Sept_15)_1.docx
Dive into the 2nd Annual Pooch Plunge at the Marshall Center pool Sept. 1 (Photo)
City of Vancouver - 08/19/14
A golden retriever swims at Marshall Pool at the 2013 Pooch Plunge
A golden retriever swims at Marshall Pool at the 2013 Pooch Plunge
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Vancouver, Wash. - Bring your four-legged friend to the Marshall Community Center pool for the second annual Pooch Plunge on Monday, Sept. 1.

There are two scheduled swims this year:

* 12-1:30 p.m. for small dogs only (25 lbs. and under)
* 1:30-4 p.m. for all dogs (large and small)

Admission to the Pooch Plunge is $5 per dog, cash or check only. The community center will be closed for maintenance on this date, so participants will need to enter through the rear pool patio doors. The Marshall Community Center is located at 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd., near the Clark College campus.

Lifeguards will be provided to help keep your best friend safe. All dogs must be current on shots, dog and people friendly, and be willing to swim (no tossing your dog in). Human companions are not allowed in the pool during this event but we will have staff in the pool to assist dogs.

The City is completing annual maintenance on the pool that week and will drain and clean the pool after the Pooch Plunge event.

For more information, please call the Marshall Community Center at (360) 487-7100.

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Attached Media Files: A golden retriever swims at Marshall Pool at the 2013 Pooch Plunge
Deputies Investigating Double Shooting in Odell
Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/19/14
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ODELL, ORE. - On August 19, 2014, just prior to 7 a.m., deputies were called to the property west of 3410 AGA on a shooting. Upon arrival, deputies found an adult male and female both suffering from gunshot wounds.

The subjects were identified as Odell residents, Gonzalo and Bertha Marquez both forty-six years of age. The subjects were further identified as husband and wife. The male was transported via LifeFlight and female via ground to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland.

Deputies recovered the firearm on scene. No additional suspects are being sought at this time.

The investigation is ongoing.


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Lane closure on SW Capitol Highway at SW Terwilliger Boulevard rescheduled for August 20
Portland Water Bureau - 08/19/14
PORTLAND, OR - The westbound lane of SW Capitol Highway at the intersection of SW Terwilliger Boulevard will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday August 20, 2014 from 9 am to 3 pm, not today, August 19, as reported last night. Workers will close the lane to begin repairs to a broken sewer pipe damaged during water main construction.
Flaggers are stationed to pass traffic through safely. Motorists are reminded to stay alert and use caution as traffic may suddenly stop. Alternate routes are encouraged for motorists to avoid traffic delays.
The Annual Beaverton Celebration Day Will Kick-Off With A Pooch Parade On Sept. 6
City of Beaverton - 08/19/14
The City of Beaverton, with the support of the Oregon Humane Society, will host the city's first Pooch Parade prior to the start of the Beaverton Celebration Day on Sept. 6 at 10 a.m.

Participants are instructed to meet at the corner of Allen Boulevard and Menlo Drive prior to 10 a.m. The Pooch Parade is limited to the first 100 to sign up and will consist of a 1.5 mile parade route. The theme for this year's parade is "A World in Our City."

In addition, on Sept. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Beaverton First Friday on Washington Street between second and third, there will be a Doggie Dress-Up contest. Awards will be given out to best-dressed small, medium, and large pooch as well as an award for best trick. The judging will begin at 6:30 p.m. for small dogs, 6:45 p.m. for medium dogs, and 7 p.m. for large dogs, and end with the best trick competition at 7:15 p.m. Winners will be given the opportunity to have special recognition at Saturday morning's Pooch Parade.

For more information or to sign up, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Parade.

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

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Update: Driver Arrested After Attempt to Elude, Single Vehicle Injury Crash in SE Salem (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/19/14
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A 33-year old Salem man was arrested after release from a Salem hospital following Tuesday night's attempt to elude and injury crash in SE Salem.

On August 18, 2014 at approximately 11:17 p.m. an OSP trooper attempted to stop a Cadillac CTS passenger car for traveling 82 mph in a 60 mph speed zone on Interstate 5. The vehicle exited off the freeway onto Mission Street and attempted to elude the trooper recklessly northbound on Lancaster Drive SE. After turning east onto Rickey Street SE, the trooper terminated his pursuit of the vehicle near Macleay Road SE and Connecticut Street SE.

Approximately ten seconds after losing sight of the vehicle, the trooper overheard Marion County deputies report a traffic crash in the vicinity of Macleay Road SE and Jenah Street SE where deputies were parked on an unrelated call. The trooper arrived on scene and observed the Cadillac on its top in the ditch on the south side of Macleay Road SE with a male and female injured inside. The driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle after seeing the parked patrol cars. After hitting the car's brakes, the Cadillac entered a deep ditch and rolled onto its top.

Salem Fire Department personnel responded to the scene and extricated the driver, BRIAN JAKE WILSON, age 33, and passenger PERLA VANESSA GOMEZ LAZO, age 30, from Salem. Both occupants were transported to Salem Hospital with minor injuries.

After treatment at the hospital, WILSON was arrested by OSP troopers on charges related to the attempt to elude and crash, as well as two outstanding warrants for Parole Violation and Unauthorized Departure. WILSON was lodged in the Marion County Jail on the two warrants and the following local charges:

* Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
* Reckless Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person
* Assault in the Fourth Degree
* Misdemeanor Driving While Suspended

Marion County Sheriff's Office conducted the crash investigation and Salem Police Department assisted at the scene. No other vehicles were struck by the Cadillac during the incident and crash. The female passenger was not arrested.

Photographs:
Crash Scene - Oregon State Police
Wilson - Marion County Sheriff's Office

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Telephone scams targeting Oregon taxpayers
Oregon Dept. of Revenue - 08/19/14
SALEM -- After recent reports of callers fraudulently identifying themselves as collection agents, the Oregon Department of Revenue is reminding taxpayers to take measures to protect their personal identifying information.

Taxpayers have reported receiving phone calls from individuals identifying themselves as Revenue representatives or IRS agents. The caller says the victim has a tax debt and demands payment by wire transfer or credit card. The caller may threaten legal action in an effort to coerce taxpayers to disclose personal identifying information such as Social Security or credit card numbers.

"Revenue employees may ask you to verify some personal information, but they won't threaten you or demand personal or financial information," explained Ken Ross, Revenue's Personal Tax program manager. "If you think you're being scammed, end the call and contact us directly. We encourage the public to protect themselves by verifying they're speaking with legitimately authorized representatives of the Department of Revenue." Direct contact information for Revenue and its field offices is available online or in government directories.

Revenue offers a few tips to help taxpayers protect themselves from becoming victims of fraud.

* Taxpayers may contact Revenue directly at 1-800-356-4222 to check the validity of any tax-related phone calls.
* Taxpayers will always receive a billing notice by mail prior to receiving any calls from Revenue.
* Revenue will never ask a taxpayer to wire money.
* Electronic payments to Revenue don't have to be made over the phone. If you're more comfortable paying online, visit www.oregon.gov/dor/payments.
* Revenue maintains a list of official mailing addresses for all offices in the Contact Us section of www.oregon.gov/dor. We will not ask taxpayers to send information or payments to any addresses that aren't on this list.

Taxpayers can report incidences where the caller identifies themselves as an agent of the state to Revenue's Tax Services at 1-800-356-4222. Fraudulent calls where the IRS is mentioned can be reported to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 1-800-366-4484. For more information on scams and fraud being tracked by the IRS, visit www.irs.gov.

Visit www.oregon.gov/dor to get tax forms, check the status of your refund, or make tax payments; or call 1-800-356-4222 toll-free from an Oregon prefix (English or Spanish); 503-378-4988 in Salem and outside Oregon; or email, questions.dor@oregon.gov. For TTY (hearing or speech impaired), call 1-800-886-7204.

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Peterson resigns from Washougal board after seven years of volunteer service; district seeks director in District 3 and in District 1
Washougal Sch. Dist. - 08/19/14
The Washougal School District is accepting applications to fill a position on its Board of Directors. The successful applicant serves Director District 3, succeeding Blaine Peterson, who has resigned from the board effective July 10, 2014.

Blaine Peterson was elected to the Washougal School Board in March 2007 and his leadership and commitment to the district is deeply appreciated. He has submitted his resignation because he has purchased a home in Washougal outside of District 3.

Applicants must be registered voters and reside within District 3. The Board will appoint a candidate to serve for the remainder of Peterson's term, through the end of 2017. At that time, the appointed board member may file for a four-year term.

For more information about the position, residency requirements, and application materials, please contact Cassi Marshall, (360) 954-3005 or cassi.marshall@washougalsd.org.

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

The district is also seeking applications for the District 1 position, which was vacated by Jocelyn Lindsay who moved out of the area.

To view a map of Director District boundaries, visit our web site: http://www.washougal.k12.wa.us/schoolboard/boardzones.htm


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Kelso School Board Vacancy
Kelso Sch. Dist. - 08/19/14
Kelso School Board director Bob Simmons has announced his retirement after more than 30 years of service to Kelso Schools. Simmons announced his resignation at the School Board Meeting on Monday, August 18, to the Kelso School Board of Directors. Simmons and his wife will be relocating to Federal Way, Washington to be closer to their family.

The School Board is looking to appoint a new board member to serve the remainder of Simmons' term, which expires November 2015. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply. An application packet can be picked up at the Kelso School District Office at 601 Crawford Street, Kelso, Washington.

Applications are due to the District office by Monday, September 8 at 5:00 p.m.
08/18/14
UPDATE: Bank Robbery Investigation Underway in Sellwood-Moreland Neighborhood - Suspect in Custody (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/18/14
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The suspect arrested today has been booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

44-year-old Christopher James Poole was booked on a parole violation. Federal Bank Robbery charges are pending with the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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This morning, Monday August 18, 2014, at 9:15 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Wells Fargo Bank, located at 6646 Southeast Milwaukie Avenue, on the report of a bank robbery.

Several officers arrived in the area and contacted bank employees who told police that the suspect presented a demand note to a teller. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect ran out of the bank and into the neighborhood.

Witnesses provided a description of the suspect to police and officers searching the neighborhood located the suspect and took him into custody without incident. Officers recovered evidence from the suspect linking him to the bank robbery.

Robbery detectives are continuing to investigate and the suspect's name and charges will be released after he is booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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Telephone and email systems unavailable tonight through mid-morning tomorrow
Jefferson Sch. Dist. - 08/18/14
Internet and telephone servers temporarily down for maintenance are expected to be up and running again Tuesday mid-morning. We appreciate your patience and apologize for the inconvenience.
Clark County Sheriff's Office Explorer Post #893 Earn Awards
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/18/14
Clark County Sheriff's Office Explorer Post #893 attended the statewide Washington Law Enforcement Explorer Academy August 11th-16th at Yakima Firing Center in Yakima Washington.

At 0500 AM on August 11th, 19 Explorers from 15-19 years of age piled into 3 vans and headed out to Yakima. Two civilian advisors and one CCSO Sergeant drove the vans to the Oregon side of the Bridge of the Gods to pickup a Skamania County Sheriff's Office Explorer who also attended. Three hours later the group of 20 Explorers were standing at attention staring at their vocabulary words waiting to inprocess as yellow shirted (Commissioned Law Enforecement)TAC officers grilled them on spelling and corrected their facing movements.

Clark County Sheriff's Office took 11 males and 8 females to the academy. Three of the males were returning for their second academy, eight were attending for their first time. Of the females, three were returning for their third academy, two were returning for their second academy, and three were attending their first.

In all 140 Explorers from all over the state attended for thier first time (Basic Academy), 73 Attended for their 2-4th time (Advanced Academy), with an additional 20 veteran Explorers (attended 4-8 academies), with 55 Commissioned Officers and 5 civilian staff members.
The Explorer Academies run twice a year, once every August, and every December 26th-31st.
Clark County took more Explorers to the Academy this summer than any other post. Seattle sent 17 and Toppenish sent 15.

Exciting growth has been happening with Clark County Explorer Post #893. Last November, our Explorer Post was approached by the lead advisor of the Clark County Skills Center Criminal Justice Program Tony Shaver. He suggested a partnership that has strengthened each of our ability to provide training and opportunities to the youth of our community interested in law enforcement. This partnership has increased the participation in our explorer post and now we have regular attendance numbers over 20. The Vancouver Police Activities League (PAL) also stepped forward to be a fiscal agent for Explorer Post #893. With a generous donation from Diana Acuesta of the Vancouver Rotary Club, the Explorer Post had seed money for necessary supplies.

Law Enforcement Career Exploring is open to young men and women ages 15 and not yet 21 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of Law Enforcement. Nationally, over 33,000 Explorers and 8,425 adult volunteers participate in Law Enforcement Exploring. The program highlights include: the National Law Enforcement Exploring Leadership Academies, ride-alongs, career achievement awards, National Law Enforcement Exploring Conferences, and scholarship opportunities. To date Clark County hasn't participated in National Conferences but hopes to in the future.

Clark County Explorers first sent six explorers to the Winter Academy of 2012. Last Summer nine Explorers attended, and last winter 15 Explorers attended. The Academy cost the attendees $100.00 for the week. If you are interested in providing a partial or full scholarship to an explorer in need, donations can be made through Vancouver PAL (Explorers).

Attached is a schedule from the Advanced Academy, but in brief, explorers sit in classes and learn about law enforecment topics, go to the range, do physical exercise, and are tested daily on the presentations from the previous day and spelling words. One of the highlights for the Explorers is often the Mock Scenes where they are put through scenarios and graded by commissioned officers on how they handled the scene with their knowledge base and experience.

The following Explorers attended the Academy:
Anika Armstrong (2nd Physical Agility Advanced), Grady Baxter (1st Academics and Best Overall Basic), Ryan Erwin, James Farias-Vazquez, Mark Grundhauser, Trenton Kandoll, Klarissa Kelly, Jordan Lange, Emily Laurent, Hollen Martin, Oliver Hunter (1st Academics Advanced), Jamie Pina-Marquez, Jacinda Rose (1st Physical Agility Advanced), Jed Shaver, Jacob Sortors, Michael Stevens, Joseph Stotz, Kelly Tepedino, and Ryan Wood.

Skamania County's Explorer was Andrew Klement.

Clark County Civilian Explorer Advisors Tony Shaver and Rob Stevens volunteered to attend with the Explorers.

If you or someone you know is interested in the Clark County Sheriff's Office Explorer Post, information can be found by doing an internet search for: Clark County, Sheriff, WA, Explorer.

Please see the attached sheet with those recognized for awards.

Attached is the schedule of the Advanced track for an idea of the learning that occurs at the academy.


Attached Media Files: 2014-08/1172/76992/2014_Summer_Advanced_Schedule.xlsx , 2014-08/1172/76992/2014_Summer_Academy_Awards.docx
Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to Third Residential Fire of the Day. (3110 NE 33rd)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/18/14
This evening at 5:13 pm firefighters were called to a house at 3110 NE 33rd. When they arrived firefighters from Station 28 (Rose City/Hollywood) observed fire from the porch and smoke from the first floor windows. The occupants of the house were outside and safe.

Fire crews began attacking the fire and found a majority of the fire to be confined to the porch. The fire was extinguished and the smoke was removed from the structure using fans. Incident Commanders called for a Fire Investigator and began the "overhaul" process (searching for hidden fire). The Fire Investigator will work to determine the cause of this fire and to estimate damages. This press release will be updated when that information is available. This release will also be updated with any images that are made available by PF&R photographers.
Sewer repair work to close one lane of SW Capitol Highway at SW Terwilliger Boulevard
Portland Water Bureau - 08/18/14
PORTLAND, OR - The westbound lane of SW Capitol Highway at the intersection of SW Terwilliger Boulevard will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, August 19, 2014, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to begin repairs to a broken sewer pipe damaged during water main construction.
Flaggers are stationed to pass traffic through safely. Motorists are reminded to stay alert and use caution as traffic may stop suddenly. Alternate routes are encouraged for motorists to avoid traffic delays.
For more project information, visit: www.portlandoregon.gov/water/swcarolina.
Oregon Veterans' Home Earns Top Distinction for Excellence in Quality Care (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Veterans' Affairs - 08/18/14
The national Gold Excellence in Quality Award has been awarded to the Oregon Veteran's Home in The Dalles by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.
The national Gold Excellence in Quality Award has been awarded to the Oregon Veteran's Home in The Dalles by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.
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THE DALLES, Ore. - The Oregon Veterans' Home, located in The Dalles, has been recognized as the first and only state veterans' home nationally to ever earn the highest Excellence in Quality Award - Gold - for superior performance in the long-term and post-acute care profession. The award is one of three distinct awards possible. The National Quality Award Program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL).

The competitive award program recognizes centers across the nations that have earned this award have not only demonstrated superior quality outcomes but who continue to strive for excellence. Since the program's inception in 1996, AHCA/NCAL has issued only 24 organizations with awards at the Gold level, the final and most rigorous level of the National Quality Award Program.

Oregon's Veterans' Home had previously earned one silver award.

"I am honored to congratulate the Oregon Veterans' Home for their dedication and commitment to improving the lives of those who rely on their services every day." said Mark Parkinson, President and CEO of AHCA/NCAL.

The Gold - Excellence in Quality Award has only been presented 24 times since 1996. Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs Director Cameron Smith said this outstanding high level national recognition the Home and its staff have earned indicates they have become a true leader in caring for veterans.

"The team at the Oregon Veterans' Home is second to none and dedicated to providing exceptional care for veterans and their families. This award recognizes the staff's commitment to excellence and confirms that the Oregon Veterans Home is indeed the place where honor lives," Smith said.

Opened in the fall of 1997, the facility is located just outside the city. The staff is able to care for as many as 151 residents who need long-term care in a facility that provides skilled nursing, Alzheimer's and dementia-related care, plus inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative care to veterans, their spouses and parents who have lost a child to wartime service.

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 12,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The award will be presented to the Oregon Veterans' Home during AHCA/NCAL's 65th Annual Convention and Exposition, Oct. 5-8, 2014, in Washington, D.C.


Attached Media Files: The national Gold Excellence in Quality Award has been awarded to the Oregon Veteran's Home in The Dalles by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living. , On the grounds at the Oregon Veterans' Home in The Dalles. , Oregon Veterans' Home resident Thomas Love relaxes near the main entrance of the home.
Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to an Apartment Fire and A House Fire. (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/18/14
12508 NE Glisan FF Near Burning Item
12508 NE Glisan FF Near Burning Item
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This afternoon at 12:23 pm Portland Firefighters from Station 30 (Gateway) were called to an apartment fire at 12508 NE Glisan. Firefighters arrived and found heavy smoke and fire issuing from a single story apartment. The homes occupant stated that she was watching TV when she smelled smoke and heard the smoke alarm. She investigated, found the fire, got outside and called 911.

Firefighters extinguished the fire, although the apartment where the fire started suffered significant damage. Red Cross was called to help provide the occupants shelter. No injuries were associated with this fire. Fire Investigators were called to the scene to investigate the fires cause and to estimate damages. The Fire Investigator indicated that this fire was caused by combustible items that made contact with electrical equipment. The damage estimate is not yet available.

While Firefighters were on scene working at the Glisan Street fire another fire was reported at 6225 SE 70th. Fire crews from Station 11 (Lents) arrived to find a single story home with fire in the attic. The fire was extinguished with a majority of the fire damage confined to the attic. No injuries were associated with this fire. A fire investigator was called to this scene also. Cause and damage information is not yet available.

Portland Fire & Rescue reminds residents that working smoke alarms save lives. Residents are also reminded to keep combustibles away from electrical equipment and other heat sources.


Attached Media Files: 12508 NE Glisan FF Near Burning Item , 12508 NE Glisan FF Removing Burning Roofing , 12508 NE Glisan After the Fire , 12508 NE Glisan FF's Search For Hot Embers
Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-34 Ervaeua Herring Homicide (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/18/14
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The Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detail, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve the homicide of a 21-year-old woman in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood.

On Sunday August 17, 2014, at 5:00 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Eastwood Village Apartments, located at 15139 Southeast Powell Boulevard, on the report of a shooting.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that apartment #7 may have been the intended target. Officers located evidence of gunfire and inside the apartment located the victim, 21-year-old Ervaeua Ronchelle Herring dead of an apparent gunshot wound.

Investigators have learned that there were multiple suspects firing guns at the apartment. Information available at this point in the investigation indicates that the shooting is gang-related.

On Monday August 18, 2014, the Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy on Ms. Herring and determined that she was killed by gunfire. The Medical Examiner also determined that Ms. Herring was in the early stages of pregnancy at the time of her death.

The only available suspect description is multiple African American males armed with guns.

Homicide detectives are working closely with Gang Enforcement Team detectives to follow-up on any leads in this investigation.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact Homicide detectives. Anyone with second-hand information is asked to share it with police. Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared directly with investigators or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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

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

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

Investigators:
Det. Molly Daul
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-0991
molly.daul@portlandoregon.gov

Det. Kristina Coffey
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-0696
kristina.coffey@portlandoregon.gov

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The 2014 Share Games Hosted at the Share Fromhold Service Center on Sept. 18 for Give More 24!, 24-Hour On-line Giving Challenge
Share - 08/18/14
Vancouver, WA - Share is a proud partner of Give More 24!, our region's first-ever, 24-hour online giving challenge. This exciting event, organized by the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington, is set to launch at 7 a.m. on September 18.

To help celebrate this day of giving, Share will host 'The 2014 Share Games' at the Share Fromhold Service Center, 2306 NE Andresen Road, from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Activities include: Stuff-a-Backpack Contest, Celebrity Hopscotch, Outdoor Bowling Tournament, Dunk Tank, HORSE, Lip Sync Battle and a Kids Veggie Derby, sponsored by Whole Foods. Plus Esoteric BBQ is bringing their food stand, with meals to purchase for lunch and dinner.

Many local celebrities will participate in the 2014 Share Games, including Mayor Tim Leavitt, Clark College President Bob Knight, Craig Pridemore and more. A complete list of participants will be posted on our website soon. The public is invited to come and watch our local celebrities compete and then are welcome to join in the fun. Tours of the Share Fromhold Service Center will also be offered.

On Sept. 18, donations to Share can be made at our Donation Station at the Share Fromhold Service Center or on-line at www.give-more-24.org/#npo/share.

Community members are encouraged to spread the word about Give More 24! via social media with #GiveMore24.

About Share
Share was founded in 1979 with the goal of caring for the homeless and hungry in the greater Vancouver area. Share operates three shelters for the homeless, a transitional housing program, case management, a street outreach program, a Housing & Essential Needs (HEN) program and provides daily meals for the homeless and low-income members of our community. Share also operates a summer meals program for low-income children and a backpack program benefitting 1,900+ children at 82 schools to provide food for weekends to children receiving free or reduced-meal lunches. Additionally, Share offers financial programs that incorporate financial education and matched dollars for savings; these programs are designed to assist in the improvement of credit scores and financial management. For more information on Share, visit our Web site at www.sharevancouver.org.

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Fire Department to Award Four Citizens for Saving 4-Year Old Boy
Hillsboro Fire and Rescue - 08/18/14
(Hillsboro, Oregon) - Hillsboro Fire & Rescue will recognize four local citizens including two pre-teen girls for saving the life of a four year old boy at a church pool party. The life-saving award will be presented Tuesday, August 19th at City Council meeting (7 pm) at the Hillsboro Civic Center, 150 E Main Street.

The award stems from a near-drowning that occurred at a residential pool on Wednesday, August 6th at about 6 pm. Hillsboro Firefighter/Paramedics and Metro West Ambulance responded to the incident. When they arrived they found the boy conscious but with abnormal breathing. He was able to answer questions and assist medics by holding the oxygen mask to his face.
Witnesses said there were 10 children and three adults at the party when swimmers Elizabeth Waters and Lucy Moss, both nine years old, noticed four year old Brady Andersen floating motionless. The girls swam over, realized he was unconscious, and noticed his lips were blue. Working together the girls pulled the boy to the edge of the pool where Radawn Creevy quickly pulled him from the water.

When Mrs. Creevy realized the child was not breathing, she drew upon her recent training and began administering Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Brady's mother, Marissa Andersen, took over C-P-R while Mrs. Creevy called 9-1-1. Both women continued C-P-R until Hillsboro Firefighter/Paramedics and medics from Metro West Ambulance arrived. Brady was taken by Metro West to a local hospital for treatment. He was released the following afternoon, fully recovered.

"All four of these citizens acted quickly and decisively in saving this child's life," said Hillsboro Fire Chief Greg Nelson. "They are truly deserving of our "Citizen Life Saving Award".

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Changes for Vancouver Public Schools in 2014-15
Vancouver Sch. Dist. - 08/18/14
Opening day
Vancouver Public Schools will begin the 2014-15 school year on Wednesday, Sept. 3.

School changes
Vancouver iTech Preparatory, a magnet school with a science, technology, engineering and math focus, will expand to include grades 6 through 11. Middle school students will attend school at the Jim Parsley Education, Family and Community Center located at 2901 Falk Rd., Vancouver, WA 98661. High school students will attend school at the Clark College Building on the Washington State University Vancouver campus.

Lewis and Clark High School is changing its hours. School hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Technology
Students at four middle schools will receive iPads as the rollout of the district's one-to-one student computing model continues. Approximately 3,100 iPads will go to sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders at Discovery, Gaiser, Jason Lee, and Jefferson middle schools. Teachers at those schools spent the past year learning how to use these devices effectively for instruction. They will join the other schools that were the first group to receive one-to-one devices last school year, thanks to a community-approved technology levy passed in February 2013.

In 2014-15, teachers at all district high schools and Vancouver School of Arts and Academics also will receive iPads and professional development training in preparation for the 2015-16 school year, when students in those schools will receive one-to-one devices.

Common Core State Standards
Along with districts across the state, VPS will formally implement Common Core State Standards this fall. For more information on Common Core, please visit www.vansd.org/CCSS.

Events
The district has launched the next chapter of its Design II strategic plan. Design II, Chapter 2 was developed with the input of students, parents, staff members and the Vancouver community and identifies the district's focus and goals for the next six years. Learn more about the plan at www.vansd.org/design2chapter2.

Superintendent Steve Webb will host patron tours for parents and community members on Nov. 7, 2014; Jan. 23, 2015; and March 20, 2015. For more information, visit www.vansd.org/PatronTours or call 360-313-4720.

VPS will host its inaugural Go Ready! Back-to-School-Readiness Festival on Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The festival, held at 4040 Plomondon Rd. (Boys and Girls Club), will provide haircuts, backpacks, supplies, vaccinations, shoe vouchers and other back-to-school essentials from more than 30 community partners. Admission and services are free; participation is limited to Vancouver Public Schools students and their families. For more information, call 360-313-4733 or visit www.vansd.org/goready.

The district will host its fifth annual weLearn Tech Shows for parents, students and community members. Dates have not yet been set.

School administrative changes
Starlet Heitz, former associate principal at Roosevelt Elementary School, is now principal at Lake Shore Elementary School, replacing Scott Leary, who retired. Bobbi Geenty, former Walnut Grove Elementary School principal, is now principal at Marshall Elementary School, replacing Karen Leary, who retired. Troy Winzer, former associate principal at Felida and King elementary schools, is now principal at Minnehaha Elementary School, replacing Kris Porterfield, who retired. Esteban Delgadillo, former associate principal at Columbia River High School, is principal of Walnut Grove Elementary School.

Jody ViDelco, former principal at McLoughlin Middle School, is now principal of Lewis and Clark High School. Rob Duncan, former principal at Lewis and Clark, is now an associate principal at Columbia River High School.

Travis Boeh, former associate principal at Fort Vancouver High School, is now principal at McLoughlin. Ken Roberts, former teacher mentor and administrative intern, is now an associate principal at Fort Vancouver.

Darby Meade, former dean of students at Vancouver iTech Preparatory, is now an associate principal at Hudson's Bay High School. Brian Hanson, former associate principal at Hudson's Bay, is now a teacher mentor.

Curtis Smith, former Alki Middle School principal, has left the district. Darci Fronk, former principal at Salmon Creek Elementary School, is now principal of Alki.

Heath Angelbeck, former associate principal at Discovery Middle School, is now principal at Salmon Creek. Jennifer Holm, former teacher and administrative intern at Vancouver iTech Preparatory, is now an associate principal at Discovery.

Katie Ronning, former teacher and administrative intern, is now the associate principal at Felida and King elementary schools. Jessica Graham, former special services manager, is now an associate principal at Roosevelt.

School board changes
Mark Stoker is serving as president and Edri Geiger is serving as vice president of the board of directors during the 2014-15 school year. The board also includes Kathy Gillespie, Mari Greves and Dale Rice.

Designated student representatives are Bailey Sievers, Columbia River High School; Jaina Bailey, Fort Vancouver High School; Ethan Mayers, Hudson's Bay High School; Ethan Martorano, Lewis and Clark High School; Katelyn Courter, Skyview High School; Joseph Beuselinck, Vancouver School of Arts and Academics; and James Keirnan, Vancouver iTech Preparatory.

Classroom additions
School officials anticipate that the construction on new classrooms at Sarah J. Anderson and Eleanor Roosevelt elementary schools will be completed this fall. A two-story addition with six classrooms is being added at Sarah J. Anderson. At Roosevelt, two classrooms are being added to each of the existing three wings. The new classrooms will help alleviate overcrowding at those schools and eliminate the need for a total of 10 portable classroom units. Both projects were paid for through the capital projects fund, which includes the last of the Phase III bonds approved by the community in 2001.

Family-Community Resource Centers
Tamara Shoup, former Family-Community Resource Center (FCRC) partnerships coordinator, is now director of family engagement and FCRCs, replacing Jennifer Blechschmidt, who left the district.

Alishia Topper, former senior development director with the Fort Vancouver National Trust and current Vancouver City Council member, will be director of strategic partnerships for FCRCs.

Catherine MacCallum-Ceballos, former FCRC site coordinator at Discovery Middle School, is now the technical assistance coordinator for the FCRCs.

Chris Olsen, executive director for teaching and learning, will serve as the FCRC task force leader, a duty performed by Tom Hagley, chief of staff, for the past six years. Karla Schlosser, Special Services administrator, will continue to oversee Title I resources allocated to the FCRCs and will work closely with Olsen in leading the Family Engagement/FCRC goal area as the district begins to implement its Design II, Chapter 2 strategic plan.

Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools
The foundation is accepting donated school supplies, which may be dropped off at the following Columbia Credit Union branches.

Downtown
703 Broadway
Vancouver, WA 98660
Hours: Monday though Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Grand Central
108 S. Grand Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98661
Hours: Monday though Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Fourth Plain
3003 NE 62nd Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98661
Hours: Monday though Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Hazel Dell
808 NE 98th Circle
Vancouver, WA 98665
Hours: Monday though Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Salmon Creek
13100-A N.E. Highway 99
Vancouver, WA 98686
Hours: Monday though Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Individuals also can drop off donated school supplies Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the district office, located at 2901 Falk Rd., Vancouver, WA 98661. For larger donations, contact the foundation at 360-313-4730. Receipts can be provided upon request.
State denies Coyote Island Terminal permit application
Oregon Dept. of State Lands - 08/18/14
Salem - The Department of State Lands (DSL) today announced the removal-fill permit for the Coyote Island Terminal at the Port of Morrow in Boardman was rejected. The decision was communicated to the applicant in a letter sent by email.

"As many people know, this permit application has taken hundreds of staff hours to review," said Mary Abrams, DSL director. "From reading more than 20,000 public comments to carefully analyzing technical documents and plans, this application has been scrutinized for months. We believe our decision is the right one, considering our regulatory parameters laid out in Oregon law, and the wealth of information we have received from the applicant and the public."

DSL regulates filling and removing material from "waters of the state" which include wetlands, rivers and streams. The Coyote Island Terminal removal-fill permit application proposes 572 cubic yards of permanent fill (in the form of pilings) in the Columbia River on submerged land owned by the Port of Morrow.

Elements of the proposed work include construction staging; construction of an elevated, fixed dock and conveyor system; construction of an elevated, fixed-operation walkway with 12 supports; and construction of nine multi-pile structures ('dolphins') installed adjacent to the walkway for vessel mooring.

DSL first received the permit application for the terminal in February 2012. Three public review periods and eight decision deadline extensions occurred over the two-and a-half-year process. In general, the extensions allowed the applicant, Ambre Energy, to respond to issues raised in public comment periods, and to the state's questions and requests for clarification.

Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 196.825 directs the DSL director to "issue a permit..... if the director determines that the project described in the application: (a) Is consistent with the protection, conservation and best use of the water resources of this state as specified in ORS 196.600 to 196.905; and (b) Would not unreasonably interfere with the paramount policy of this state to preserve the use of its waters for navigation, fishing and public recreation."

The department also uses a set of criteria that includes, but is not limited to: what alternatives were considered in the project planning (avoiding waterway impacts); economic, social and other public benefits of the proposed project; if the project is consistent with existing local land-use plans and adjacent land and waterway uses; and what the applicant proposes to mitigate unavoidable waterway impacts.

In reviewing this application and supporting materials, DSL considered the above factors and determined that while the proposed project has independent utility, it is not consistent with the protection, conservation and best use of the state's water resources, and that the applicant did not provide sufficient analysis of alternatives that would avoid construction of a new dock and impacts on tribal fisheries.

In the department's decision to deny the permit, Director Abrams stressed that the decision was reached after extensive deliberation, research and legal advice. "We used data provided by a wide array of parties, and weighed this information against what Oregon law says we must take into consideration in making removal-fill permit decisions. We fully believe that our conclusion to deny the Coyote Island Terminal permit is the right one."

Abrams also noted that the department's removal-fill regulatory authority is vested in the agency director, not the State Land Board.

The applicant may appeal the decision, which would include a hearing before an administrative law judge through the contested case process.

More information: http://www.oregon.gov/dsl/PERMITS/Pages/cit_permit_application.aspx


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

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Honorary Sheriff Cole to participate in Motorcade
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/18/14
Honorary Sheriff Cole and other statewide Chief for a Day participants will be "Sworn in" at the Criminal Justice Training Center in Burien, WA on Thursday August 21st. (Press release attached).

Sheriff Lucas will drive Sheriff Cole and his family from the Showare Center in Kent to the Criminal Justice Training Center in Burien in a Motorcade. Once the Chiefs arrive at the facility, they will be sworn in and then participate in numerous activities from Clark County's K-9 Demonstration to pony rides.

Local Chief for a Day participants: Honorary Chief Chase (BGPD) and Honorary Chief Brooklyn (LCPD) and Honorary Sheriff Cole (CCSO) will be recognized at the West Precinct Open House at 505 NW 179th Street in Ridgefield on September 20th. (Flyer attached)


Attached Media Files: 2014-08/1172/76979/WP_Open_house_new_poster_2014.pdf , 2014-08/1172/76979/Chief_For_a_Day_Press_Release.pdf
Ridgefield School District offers tips and tricks for its first day of school - September 3, 2014 (Photo)
Ridgefield Sch. Dist. - 08/18/14
Visit the All About Schools section on the website for more information!
Visit the All About Schools section on the website for more information!
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Monday, August 18, 2014-Ridgefield, WA-The first day of school for Ridgefield School District is Wednesday, September 3, so this week's Did You Know comes packed with tips and tricks to make sure students, parents and the community can prepare for the new school year!

First Day of School
The first day of school is Wednesday, September 3, 2014 and all schools will run on normal schedule. Beginning the following week on Wednesday, September 10, schools will start one hour later for Collaboration Days and will continue to do so every Wednesday thereafter throughout the school year.

Meet Our New Superintendent, Dr. Nathan McCann
Dr. Nathan McCann was appointed superintendent of the Ridgefield School District on March 25 and officially assumed duties on July 1. Previously, he served as superintendent of the Altar Valley School District in Tucson, Arizona.

In addition to community events such as coffee talks where community members can meet Superintendent McCann and share their perspectives of the school district, Superintendent McCann encourages any community member to contact him should they have any concerns or suggestions regarding the school district. He can be reached via email at nathan.mccann@ridge.k12.wa.us or via the district office at (360) 619-1305.

Construction Continues
Although the majority of the capital facilities projects will be finished or reaching completion by the first day of school, construction crews may continue to be present at our schools. Please use caution and care when walking or driving near any active construction sites.

For regular updates on the district's capital facilities construction projects, please visit the District's Construction Blog: http://www.ridge.k12.wa.us/domain/19

Annual Notifications Packet
The Annual Notifications Packet was mailed to Ridgefield households in early August. The packet contains important district notifications, a welcome letter from Superintendent McCann, a nondisclosure form, a letter to households regarding the National School Lunch Program, an application for Free and Reduced Meals, and the district calendar.

If you would like to download a copy of the packet from the website, you can get it here: http://www.ridge.k12.wa.us/domain/49

All About School - Website Section
Please visit the All About School section of the district website to answer many of your questions about school as well as download important forms at http://bit.ly/AllAboutSchool.

The All About Schools site includes the following sections:

* Forms & Resources: all forms and online applications are provided in this section including Athletics Safety Guidelines and Eligibility Packets; school calendars; student supply lists; links to Community Education, Skyward Access, Meal Menus, and useful websites; and much, much more.
* Frequently Asked Questions: find answers to many questions you may have, and ask your own, too.
* Schedules - Start/End Times: the start/end times for each school are provided in this section along with links to each school's specific bell schedules.
* School Contact Information: office and attendance phone numbers for each school are listed here along with the direct URL to each school's specific website.

Staff is back in the office on Wednesday, August 20!
If you need to register your student for school, need Skyward Access, or need help from building staff, all building secretaries and the majority of school staff will return from summer break on Wednesday, August 20 and will be ready to help you!

More information and regular updates from the district
As always, you can get more information about Ridgefield's schools from the following sources:

* Website: www.ridge.k12.wa.us
* Facebook: www.fb.com/RidgefieldSchools
* Twitter: www.twitter.com/RidgefieldSD
* Did You Know Email List: http://bit.ly/RSD-DYK
* Flash Alert Subscription: http://bit.ly/RSD-Flash

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Attached Media Files: Visit the All About Schools section on the website for more information! , The Annual Notifications Packet was sent to households in early August , Please use caution wherever you see construction taking place , Meet Ridgefield's new superintendent, Dr. Nathan McCann , The first day of school for Ridgefield School District is September 3, 2014
City of Beaverton Invites Public to this Summer's Final Beaverton Last Tuesday, Aug. 26 (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 08/18/14
Pepe & The Bottle Blondes perform at Beaverton Last Tuesday on Aug. 26.
Pepe & The Bottle Blondes perform at Beaverton Last Tuesday on Aug. 26.
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The City of Beaverton and the Beaverton Arts Commission invite the public to attend the final Beaverton Last Tuesday (BLT) concert of the summer on Aug. 26 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at The Round Fountain Plaza (12600 SW Crescent Street).

"Beaverton Last Tuesdays are a tremendous way to spend summer nights with friends and family," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "We've continued to have a wonderful turn out at each event. So before school starts, join us one last time at The Round for some great music, dance, and food!"

The last summer concert series will feature a performance by Pepe and the Bottle Blondes and include a special Argentine tango intermission by Momo Smitt and partner.

Attendees can dine at Mio Sushi or Mingo's where they offer both indoor and outdoor seating. Art vendors will also have their work on display and for sale. The BLT concert series is made possible thanks to generous support from New Season's Market, VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa, Beaverton's Family Dental, Cynthia Layport DMD, Decarli | Watson Hall, Golden Valley Brewery, Pepita's Mexican Cuisine, The Oregonian, The Round and Umpqua Bank.

All BLT events are free and open to the public. Parking is available off of SW Cedar Hills Boulevard at Westgate Drive in the former Westgate Theater parking lot.

The BLT series is planned and produced by the City of Beaverton in an effort to bring the community together. For more information, please call the city's Art, Culture & Events line at 503-526-2559 or visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/BLT.

The BAC contributes significantly to the quality of life in Beaverton by presenting artistic and cultural events, which celebrates community values and helps connect residents to their artistic and cultural heritage. The BAC presents annual events such as the Visual Arts Showcase and Ten Tiny Dances. In addition, the BAC leads public art projects, including Beaverton's mural program and temporary sculpture program. For more information about the Beaverton Arts Commission, visit BeavertonArts.org or call 503-526-2288 or the event information line at 503-526-2559.

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

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Attached Media Files: Pepe & The Bottle Blondes perform at Beaverton Last Tuesday on Aug. 26.
Washougal School District hosts forum with focus on school safety
Washougal Sch. Dist. - 08/18/14
The Washougal School District will host a School Safety and Facilities Planning Forum to address school safety concerns, facilities conditions, and to plan for future needs and growth.

The forum will be held from 6-8 p.m. August 25 at the Washougal School District Office, 4855 Evergreen Way, Washougal.

During the 2013-14 school year, a Long Range Facility Planning Committee evaluated the needs and conditions of school district facilities and prepared recommendations to ensure that Washougal school facilities support a safe, positive environment for student learning and success.

The committee's recommendations include several priorities for the district, including improving school entrance safety as well as planning for anticipated growth. The district has grown by an average of 70 students per year over the past three years.

The committee consisted of 18 members representing Washougal area citizens, district staff, two School Board members and other individuals with professional expertise in facility planning. They reviewed nearly 300 needs identified by the district and toured school buildings over the course of several months. The evaluation separated the needs into two basic categories - facility needs that should be funded through voter-approved bonds and facility needs that should be addressed through the district's annual budget process. The highest priority identified by the committee was the need to improve the safety and security of every district school.

A copy of the Long Range Facility Planning Committee's final report can be found on the district website at http://bit.ly/1qcGg7V

You may RSVP your planned attendance to Cassi Marshall at 360-954-3005 or cassi.marshall@washougalsd.org.



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WSU Vancouver faculty, staff and alumni wave the flag to welcome students (Photo)
WSU Vancouver - 08/18/14
Just some of the WSU Vancouver staff and faculty who will be welcoming students Aug. 25
Just some of the WSU Vancouver staff and faculty who will be welcoming students Aug. 25
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MEDIA ADVISORY

In honor of Washington State University Vancouver's 25th anniversary and the first day of classes, faculty, staff and alumni will welcome new and returning students by waving the Cougar flag.

Volunteers wearing Cougar colors will be stationed along NE Salmon Creek Avenue, at the WSU Vancouver entrance on NE Salmon Creek Avenue and at the top of the hill on the WSU Vancouver campus.

WHEN
7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25

WHERE
134th Street/NE Salmon Creek Avenue, Vancouver, Wash.

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE
Butch T. Cougar, WSU's mascot

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES
This is a great visual. WSU Vancouver is first in Clark County to go back to school. This is a first-of-its-kind event for the university.

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

WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205, or via C-Tran bus service. Parking is available at meters and in the Blue Daily Pay lot for $3.


Attached Media Files: Just some of the WSU Vancouver staff and faculty who will be welcoming students Aug. 25
Harvester flipped over near Sandy, 6 injured (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/18/14
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The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a traffic accident on Hwy 211 near SE 362nd Dr out side of the city of Sandy. Deputies on scene realized it was not a traffic accident but was a farm machinery accident near that intersection.

A berry harvester was backing up to line up on a row of berries and either a hose or a fitting broke and the harvester lost its hydraulic fluid, which cause the brakes to go out. The harvester rolled backwards and then rolled over onto its top injuring 6 workers who were on the machine. Two people had broken legs, four others had minor injuries. They were all transported to the hospital.

This was determined to be an industrial accident and the Sheriff's Office is not investigating further at this time. We notified OSHA of the incident.


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Oregon State Fair presents Classic Cars, Brews & Blues: Happening Daily During Fair
Amber Lindsey PR - 08/18/14
WHAT: A cold microbrew, a glass of Oregon wine and mouthwatering local barbecue await fairgoers in the northwest corner garden oasis of the Oregon State Fairgrounds. Wander through the classic car show and enjoy live music from the Northwest's best blues acts, including Curtis Salgado, Ty Curtis and the Hank Shreve Band.

WHEN: Classic Cars, Brews & Blues is happening every day of fair, August 22 - September 1, with live music every afternoon and evening on the Garden Stage presented by KGW.

WHERE: Located in the beautifully landscaped garden area of the Fairgrounds, sponsored by Green Acres Landscape.

PRICE: Included with fair admission, available at www.oregonstatefair.org.

MUSIC LINEUP: Listed at http://oregonstatefair.org/attractions/classic-cars-brews-blues/.

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

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The 149th Oregon State Fair takes place August 22 through September 1, 2014. Fair admission is reduced this year to $8 per person (ages 12 and up) and $6 (ages 6 to 11 and 62 and over). Oregon State Fair thanks its sponsors: Chemeketa Community College, NW Chevy Dealers, CHS Nutrition, Columbia Distributing, Comcast, Dairy Farmers of Oregon, Green Acres Landscape, Inc., Les Schwab, National Guard, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Oregon Lottery, Ricoh, Safeway, Sleep Country USA, and Wilco. Additional information about the fair is available at www.oregonstatefair.org.
Revised MESD Executive Session Agenda-8/20/14
Multnomah ESD - 08/18/14
Revised Agenda as of 8/18/14

The Board of Directors will meet in Executive Session at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 in the Board Room at the main headquarters, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220. This Executive Session is called under: ORS 192.660(2)(b): To consider the dismissal or discipline of, or to hear complaints or charges brought against a public office, employee, staff member or individual agent who does not request an open hearing; ORS 192.660(2)(d): To conduct deliberations with persons designated by the governing body to carry on labor negotiations; ORS 192.660(2)(h): To consult with counsel concerning the legal rights and duties of a public body with regard to current litigation or litigation likely to be filed; and
ORS 192.660(2)(a): To consider the employment of a public officer, employee, staff member or individual agent. Following the Executive Session, the Board will meet at approximately 1:00 p.m. in Regular Session.

The agenda and supporting materials can be viewed on the MESD website:www.mesd.k12.or.us
Oregon Mayor's Association Presents Mayor Doyle with Leadership Award During Summer Conference (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 08/18/14
Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle received the Mayor's Leadership Award during the Oregon Mayor's Association Summer Conference in Pendleton.
Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle received the Mayor's Leadership Award during the Oregon Mayor's Association Summer Conference in Pendleton.
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Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle recently received the Mayor's Leadership Award - Award of Merit during the Oregon Mayor's Association (OMA) Summer Conference in Pendleton.

The Mayor's Leadership Award was established in 1993 to recognize the contributions Mayors throughout Oregon make to their communities each year. The selection committee takes into account a Mayor's leadership qualities and how their actions contribute to the city and community as a whole. They look at the Mayor's involvement with community affairs, their ability to facilitate relationships between the governing body and city employees, as well as how they help other Mayors reach their full potential.

Mayor Doyle has been an elected official at the City of Beaverton since 1995. He first started on City Council and became Mayor in 2009. During his terms he has established a reputation for being a great regional collaborator and champion. He has served on the Greater Portland Inc. Board of Directors, Metro's Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation (JPACT), the Metropolitan Planning Advisory Committee (MPAC), as well as many other regional activities.

Most recently, Mayor Doyle worked to get Google Fiber to consider our region.

"Mayor Doyle's commitment to this process has helped me understand how lucky his constituents are to have him as their mayor," said Portland Mayor Charlie Hales in his response to the work Mayor Doyle has done to bring Google Fiber to Portland, Beaverton and four other regions.

Mayor Doyle actively supports education funding and has worked directly with Portland Community College to help establish its Future Connect Program in Beaverton, which gives scholarships to youth. He has also worked directly with Washington D.C. to bring resources to the region to address transportation issues.

"Mayor Doyle is very passionate about his work," said Kevin Toon, communications and marketing manager from the League of Oregon Cities. "He brings great energy and focus to finding solutions that not only benefit his city but other community leaders around him."

For more information about the Mayor's Leadership Award, please visit www.oregonmayors.org.

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

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Attached Media Files: Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle received the Mayor's Leadership Award during the Oregon Mayor's Association Summer Conference in Pendleton.
Benton County Sheriff's Office extends Citizen Academy Deadline
Benton Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/18/14
The Benton County Sheriff's Office has extended the deadline for accepting applications for its Citizens' Academy. The new deadline is August 26, 2014. A few spaces still remain in this year's class and interested individuals are encouraged to apply.

The Citizen's Academy is a free program designed to give citizen participants an opportunity to learn more about the Sheriff's Office and its unique and diverse public safety functions. The Academy begins September 2nd and meets for ten sessions ending October 21st.

The class will meet each Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and on two Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. During the program, participants will learn about the day-to-day operations of the Sheriff's Office and gain insight into the challenges faced by Deputies. Most of the instructors are sworn Deputies who share their experiences with the class. The Saturday sessions provide a hands-on opportunity to learn about emergency vehicle operations, traffic stops, use of force and defensive tactics training.

During the program, participants are introduced to all divisions of the Sheriff's Office including the Law Enforcement Division, Emergency Services, Parole and Probation and the Jail.

Applications are available online at: www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff or in person at the Law Enforcement Building, 180 NW 5th Street, Corvallis. For further information, contact the Benton County Sheriff's Office at 541-766-6858.

Stacy Mellem, Policy/Accreditation Specialist
Benton County Sheriff's Office
(541-766-6054)
stacy.mellem@co.benton.or.us
Vancouver Police Request Help Locating Missing Adult (Update: located) Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 08/18/14
Barbara Cordova Ayala
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Ms. Ayalya has been located and is safe.

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On August 18, 2014, the Vancouver Police Department responded to the 3300 block of NE 57th Avenue for the report of a missing person; Barbara J. Cordova Ayala, age 41. A family member reported to officers that Barbara may have been feeling depressed and had made statements that gave them concern about her immediate welfare.

Barbara is a light-skinned, Hispanic female, about 5'8", 180 lbs., with long, dark brown hair, brown eyes and pierced ears. She was last seen wearing a black sweater and black Nike workout pants.

Barbara is believed to be driving a green Kia Rio. The license plate is not known at this time. It may be registered to a family member.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Barbara Ayala is asked to call 911.


Attached Media Files: Barbara Cordova Ayala
America's favorite bear turns 70!
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/18/14
In an effort to educate Oregonians about how to prevent accidental wildfires, representatives with the Keep Oregon Green Association, the Oregon Department of Forestry, and the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Interior agencies are inviting Oregon State Fair attendees to join them in celebrating Smokey Bear, the famous icon who turns 70 this year.

Keep Oregon Green will host a birthday party for Smokey Bear, complete with cake on Saturday, August 23 between the hours of 1 and 2 p.m. There will be Smokey Bear story-time for children at 11 and 3 every day, and Smokey Bear will be available to greet and take 'selfies' with his fans all day, every day. The public programs and the cake-cutting celebration will take place in the Keep Oregon Green booth, located in the Natural Resource Area next to the poultry and horse barns. Keep Oregon Green's displays will feature historic Smokey Bear images and memorabilia that made him famous.

According to the Oregon Department of Forestry, last year nearly 2,000 acres were burned by human-caused wildfires. The most common sources of human-caused wildfires are debris burning on windy days, operating equipment that emits or causes sparks, and campfires left unattended. There are several entities that offer information on wildfire prevention practices. Keep Oregon Green, the Oregon Department of Forestry, and the Pacific Northwest Wildfire Coordination Group are great places to start.

First introduced in 1944, Smokey Bear has become the recognized symbol of wildfire prevention all across America. His image and message, "Only You Can Prevent Wildfires," is the longest-running public service advertising campaign in our nation's history.

Send Smokey a birthday wish, and he will write you back! Send it to Smokey Bear, Washington, D.C. 20252.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry (ODF) fire update - Aug. 18
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/18/14
>LARGE FIRES WITHIN ODF PROTECTION

>NEW LARGE FIRES
Gulch Fire (NE Oregon): reported yesterday (Sunday) five miles south of Wallowa at 46 acres. The fire is mostly contained and currently in mop-up. Crews will continue to monitor throughout the week.

>UPDATES
Southwest Oregon
· Rogue River Drive: located near Shady Cove in Jackson County (15 miles north of Medford), currently at 492 acres, and 70% contained. No structures have been lost. More information: ODF Medford Unit 541-664-3328 | Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/ | Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/ | NWCC - www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx

Central Oregon
· South Fork Complex (partially on ODF protected lands): these July 31 lightning-caused fires cover 64,990 acres and are 72% contained. A closure is in place on the Malheur and Ochoco National Forests surrounding the fires. More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/ | Fire Information Office Phone: 1-866-347-0636 www.southforkcomplex.blogspot.com | Twitter @SouthForkInfo | Facebook: South Fork Complex | southforkcomplex@gmail.com

>FIRES ON OTHER JURISDICTIONS IN OREGON
More information on these fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

>FIRE STATISTICS
# of lightning-caused fires YTD & acreage on ODF protected lands: 347 fires/47,709 acres
# of human-caused fires YTD & acreage on ODF protected lands: 457 fires/9,505 acres
Total # & acres on ODF protected lands: 804 fires/57,215 acres
Total # and acres in 2013 on ODF protected lands: 852 fires/103,450 acres
Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

>OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
ODF maintains a blog at http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/, which includes comprehensive breaking news on wildfires statewide, along with current fire statistics, and a frequently updated Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry. For information on wildfires in other jurisdictions within Oregon, go to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, http://www.nwccweb.us/ and to the national Incident Information System website at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/. Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

>NEWS MEDIA
News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officer, (see below), 24/7 for fire information. The duty officer will call back promptly. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.
Blind and Visually Impaired Athletes to participate in Portland to Coast Walk Relay on August 22nd-23rd
Northwest Assn. for Blind Athletes - 08/18/14
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Billy Henry, Co-Founder/Executive Director
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes
311 West Evergreen Blvd, Suite 200
Vancouver, Washington 98660
Local Phone: 1-360-718-2826
Toll Free: 1-800-880-9837
http://www.nwaba.org
bhenry@nwaba.org

Blind and Visually Impaired Athletes to participate in Portland to Coast Walk Relay on August 22nd-23rd

Vancouver, Washington--August 18th, 2014-- Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that the organization has provided support to Team Eye Rock, a group consisting of 9 blind or visually impaired athletes and their guides, to enable the team to compete in the Portland to Coast Walk Relay taking place August 22nd and 23rd.

"We are very excited to have athletes competing in this phenomenal community event. It will be a life-changing experience for all of those involved. Thanks to generous community support, we were able to make this opportunity possible for people with visual impairments in our community." said NWABA co-founder and Executive Director Billy Henry

"Team Eye Rock is the only team of its kind to participate in the Portland to Coast Walk Relay, the Largest Walk Relay in the World. With the support of the Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, our athletes face the extreme race conditions with courage, strength and determination." said Chris Cooke, 2014 Team Eye Rock Captain

Through participation in sports and physical activity, individuals of all ages and ability levels who are blind and visually impaired build confidence, self-esteem, muscular strength, physical fitness, and the inspiration to succeed in school and pursue employment opportunities. Donations are accepted to support NWABA's scholarship fund by mailing a check to PO BOX 65265, Vancouver, WA, 98665 or making an online gift at www.nwaba.org. Please indicate that your donation is to support the Scholarship Fund.

About NWABA:
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides programming to over 1,000 individuals of all ages and ability levels with visual impairments. The mission of NWABA is to provide life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind and visually impaired. The Association was formed by a group of visually impaired students in 2007 to ensure that people who are blind were participating in sports and physical activity.

For information: http://www.nwaba.org or
Contact: bhenry@nwaba.org
Phone: 1-360-448-7254

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Stacey Gibbins joins Northwest Association for Blind Athletes as Director of Programs (Photo)
Northwest Assn. for Blind Athletes - 08/18/14
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Billy Henry, Co-Founder/Executive Director
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes
311 West Evergreen Blvd, Suite 200
Vancouver, Washington 98660
Local Phone: 1-360-718-2826
Toll Free: 1-800-880-9837
http://www.nwaba.org
bhenry@nwaba.org

Stacey Gibbins joins Northwest Association for Blind Athletes as Director of Programs

Vancouver, Washington--August 18th, 2014--The Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that the organization has named Stacey Gibbins as its new Director of Programs. Gibbins holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree from The College at Brockport State University of New York.

"I am very excited to be a part of this growing organization. I hope my experience and leadership in the field will aid in breaking barriers for blind or visually impaired athletes in the Northwest. It's important to remember: a loss of sight, is not a loss of vision. Together our programs have infinite possibilities and I am blessed to be in this position." said Gibbins.

About NWABA:
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides programming to over 1,000 individuals of all ages and ability levels with visual impairments. The mission of NWABA is to provide life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind and visually impaired. The Association was formed by a group of visually impaired students in 2007 to ensure that people who are blind were participating in sports and physical activity.

For information: http://www.nwaba.org or
Contact: bhenry@nwaba.org
Phone: 1-360-448-7254

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-33 Commercial Burglary (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/18/14
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The Portland Police Bureau's Burglary Detail, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to identify suspects in a commercial burglary in Southeast Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood.

On August 4, 2014, at 6:31 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Pink Feather Restaurant and Lounge, located at 14145 Southeast Division Street, on the report of a burglary alarm.

Officers arrived in the area and discovered a hole in the wall of the business. The investigation revealed that the suspects used a torch to cut through a wall, then used the torch to cut loose the ATM inside the business then loaded it into a truck and escaped the area.

The suspect vehicle is described as a white Chevy or GMC extended cab pick-up truck. Both suspect appear dressed in clothing consistent with construction or utility workers. One of the suspects appears to be a white male.

Surveillance images from the burglary are being released to assist in the identification of suspects.

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

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

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

Investigators:
Sgt. Troy Pahlke
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-0410
troy.pahlke@portlandoregon.gov

Sgt. Mike Frome
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-0408
mike.frome@portlandoregon.gov

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Change in PIO Assignment
Corvallis Police - 08/18/14
Due to recent staff rotations and changes in assignments, Lt. Cord Wood will serve as the Press Information Officer for the Corvallis Police Department. This change is effective Monday, August 18, 2014. Lt. Wood can be reached at (541) 766-6556 or cord.wood@corvallisoregon.gov. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me or Lt. Wood.
Local Charity Stands to Gain Over $45,000 From Macy's "Shop For A Cause" On Saturday, August 23
March of Dimes - 08/18/14
Macy's is holding its ninth annual national Shop For A Cause charity event on Saturday, August 23, and the Greater Oregon March of Dimes chapter stands to benefit big as a result. Macy's Shop For A Cause is a unique, one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities' fundraising efforts by giving customers a one-day 25 percent discount with a $5 donation. Macy's has designated March of Dimes, the leading nonprofit organization in support of pregnancy and baby health, as its national beneficiary of all proceeds of sales of "Shop For A Cause" savings passes in Macy's stores and on macys.com on August 23. Since 2006, the program has helped raise more than $44 million for thousands of charities across the country.

"Macy's is committed to giving back, nationally and to our local communities," said Martine Reardon, Macy's chief marketing officer. "For the last eight years, Macy's Shop For A Cause program has provided our customers and associates the opportunity to show their support and give back to their local community organizations while enjoying great savings at Macy's. We are honored to partner with March of Dimes as our national in-store beneficiary and to offer our customers an easy and convenient way to make a positive difference in the lives of others."

Customers can also shop online at macys.com, as passes purchased there on August 23 will also benefit March of Dimes.

"Macy's support has been critical in helping us provide moms and families with access to prenatal education programs important to improving baby health," said Beth Joscelyn, State Director for the Greater Oregon March of Dimes. "Shop For A Cause demonstrates Macy's corporate responsibility and support for communities, volunteers, and families across the country."

Last year's Shop For A Cause one-day shopping event raised $46,736 in Oregon and SW Washington to help March of Dimes give more babies in our community a healthy start in life. Programs for moms and babies in our area that have benefited from those funds over the last year include Centering Pregnancy, which provides women access to a group pre-natal care model proven to reduce the risk of premature birth; and public education and outreach on how to have a healthy pregnancy.

March of Dimes is the leading non-profit organization for pregnancy and baby health, working to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. By purchasing a shopping pass in store or online at macys.com on August 23; customers can support the work of the March of Dimes while enjoying a day of spectacular discounts, entertainment and special events at Macy's.

For more information about Macy's Shop For A Cause, visit macys.com/shopforacause.

About Macy's
Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy's offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy's is known for such epic events as Macy's 4th of July Fireworks(R) and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade(R), as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy's flagship stores -- including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California -- are known internationally and leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $70 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

For Macy's media materials, images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.

About March of Dimes
March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.
Campfire burns one-half acre on Cedar Island (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 08/18/14
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At 8:53pm, a call to 9-1-1 reported seeing flames in the grass and brush at Cedar Island Park in West Linn. Crews responded with specialized wildland firefighting equipment and engines from Bolton Station 58 in addition to water response crews from Willamette Station 59 and Lake Oswego South Shore Station.

Crews arrived to find approximately 100-feet of river frontage burning slowly inland from the center of the island. Using portable pumps from the water rescue boat and on shore, water was pumped from the river to crews fighting the fire. With an aggressive attack by fire crews, the fire was quickly contained and extinguished. Short gusts of winds produced minor flare-ups at the anchor of the fire but crews extinguished them quickly. An approximate area of one-half acre was burned on the uninhabited island. No structures are on the island and no injuries were reported.

A TVF&R fire investigator determined that the cause was an illegal campfire. West Linn Police Department is assisting TVF&R in the investigation for information from witnesses and material evidence.

TVF&R would like to remind everyone that a burn ban is in effect that bans all outdoor burning within its jurisdiction with exception in very limited situations. TVF&R urges residents to use extreme caution with smoking materials, barbecues, and other open flames during this time. For more information, please visit: www.tvfr.com.

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08/17/14
Shooting Investigation Underway in North Portland's Northgate Park - One Person Injured
Portland Police Bureau - 08/17/14
On Sunday August 17, 2014, at 10:41 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Northgate Park, located at 6000 North Fessenden Street, on the report of a disturbance and possibly someone stabbed in the park.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that a male was suffering from a gunshot wound. The injury is not life-threatening.

Preliminary information indicates there was some kind of a fight inside the park involving several males and that one male was shot during the disturbance.

Several officers, including a Police K-9 and Air Support Unit, are searching the area for any potential suspects. It is not known if this is a gang-related incident.

There have been no arrests and no additional updates are expected tonight.

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

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Injury Bicycle-Involved Traffic Crash - Rogue River Highway east of Grants Pass
Oregon State Police - 08/17/14
A 62-year old Roseburg woman received non-life threatening injuries Saturday morning when she was struck from behind while riding a bicycle along Rogue River Highway near Rogue River. The driver who struck the woman was cited by Oregon State Police (OSP) in connection to the investigation.

On August 16, 2014 at approximately 9:45 a.m., ARDENA C. CAMERON, age 62, from Roseburg, was the last of 5 cyclists riding near the fog line on Rogue River Highway near milepost 8 when he bicycle was struck from behind by a Chevrolet pickup driven by AARON K. TOLLER, age 86, from Grants Pass.

CAMERON was ejected from the bicycle and received non-life threatening injuries. She was transported by ambulance to Rogue Regional Medical Center for treatment. She was wearing a helmet. None of the other four cyclists were struck or injured.

TOLLER was cited for Careless Driving. He told the investigating trooper that oncoming traffic prevented him from moving to the left as he was approaching the bicyclist.

No photographs or other information available for this release. Trooper Eve Thornton is the lead investigator.

This was the third incident in the last four days in which OSP troopers investigated a collision involving a vehicle hitting a bicyclist from behind. One bicyclist was killed in the first incident and another was seriously injured in the second incident. Enforcement action is pending in the first two incidents.

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

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

The complete statute wording is available via this link: http://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/811.065

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UPDATE #3: Shooting Investigation Underway in Downtown Portland - Two People Injured
Portland Police Bureau - 08/17/14
Gang Enforcement Team detectives are continuing to investigate the early morning shooting in Downtown Portland.

21-year-old Jaron Cuie, 37-year-old Damarvis Lee and 25-year-old Ricardo Savoy Hernandez were the three men injured in the shooting.

Investigators learned that two groups of men were fighting and that someone fired shots and the three victims were hit by gunfire.

It is unknown if this shooting is related to the homicide that occurred later in Southeast Portland.

The Gang Enforcement Team will be providing extra patrols the next few days as a result of this shooting and the Southeast Portland homicide.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Detective Todd Gradwahl at (503) 823-2056, todd.gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Mitch Hergert at (503) 823-2081, mitchell.hergert@portlandoregon.gov.

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Officers investigating the shooting in Downtown Portland located a third victim suffering from non-life-threatening injuries. This victim did not require medical transport to a hospital.

The other two shooting victims are receiving treatment for what are now believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

No additional information is available at this time.

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###ORIGINAL MESSSAGE BELOW###

On Sunday August 17, 2014, at 12:37 a.m., Central Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to Southwest 3rd Avenue and Ash Street on the report of a shooting.

Multiple officers responded to the area and located two gunshot victims. Both victims were transported to a Portland hospital. One victim's injuries have been described as life-threatening, the other victim's status is not known at this time.

Witnesses told police that there was a large group fighting prior to the shooting.

Preliminary information indicates the shooting is gang-related.

Gang Enforcement Team investigators and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to conduct an investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has information about the shooting is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at (503) 823-3333.

No further information updates are expected until later Sunday morning.

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

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

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

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

Anyone with second-hand information is asked to share it with police. Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared directly with investigators or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

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

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UPDATE: Homicide Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 08/17/14
Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into this morning's shooting in Southeast Portland.

The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Ervaeua Ronchelle Herring, a resident of the Eastwood Village Apartments.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy on Monday to determine the exact cause of death.

At this point in the investigation, there is no specific suspect description to share with the public.

Investigators are asking for any information about this case to be shared with police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Molly Daul at (503) 823-0991, molly.daul@portlandoregon.gov; or, Kristina Coffey at (503) 823-0696, kristina.coffey@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Sunday August 17, 2014, at 5:00 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Eastwood Village Apartments, located at 15139 Southeast Powell Boulevard, on the report of a shooting.

Officers arrived in the area and learned from witnesses that the shots seemed to be focused on one of the apartments.

Officers located a female adult deceased inside an apartment.

Witnesses have told police that the suspects were several African American males with handguns.

Preliminary information from witnesses indicates that the shooting is gang-related.

Homicide Detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to begin a homicide investigation. The Gang Enforcement Team will assist Homicide detectives with this investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has information about the shooting is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at (503) 823-3333.

No further information updates are expected until later Sunday morning. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is unavailable to respond to the scene but will be available later today for interviews.

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

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

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

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

Anyone with second-hand information is asked to share it with police. Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared directly with investigators or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

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

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Update: Name Released - Death Investigation - Highway 20W east of Sisters in Deschutes County
Oregon State Police - 08/17/14
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Deschutes County Sheriff's Office and Bend Police Department, are investigating the death of an adult male following a standoff during a stop along Highway 20W between Sisters and Bend. The Vancouver, Washington man was stopped following a report from a law enforcement agency that he was suicidal and armed.

On August 16, 2014 at approximately 8:40 p.m., OSP and Deschutes County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) were notified that a black sport utility vehicle occupied by an armed, suicidal man was traveling eastbound on Highway 20 in the Santiam Pass area. About 15 minutes later, an OSP sergeant spotted the vehicle and followed it while other officers from OSP and DCSO were moving into position east of Sisters to assist with stopping the vehicle.

The vehicle sped up to 90 - 100 mph before finally stopping at approximately 9:06 p.m. near milepost 12 after DCSO deployed spike strips on the vehicle. The driver failed to comply with any commands as additional law enforcement resources including OSP SWAT personnel, a Bend PD negotiator, and an armored vehicle responded to the scene. Law enforcement officers closed the highway in both directions as they worked to safely resolve the situation.

At approximately 10:10 p.m., officers were able to check the vehicle and found the lone occupant deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The deceased was identified as FARHAD MASHERI, age 51, from Vancouver, Washington.

Deschutes County Medical Examiner is assisting OSP in the death investigation.

Help is available in your local communities for people struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable.

If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, professionals are on call to handle mental health emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Please contact your local mental health crisis intervention services.

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Update: Name Released - Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Interstate 84 east of La Grande in Union County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/17/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into an early Sunday morning single vehicle injury traffic crash that occurred along Interstate 84 east of La Grande in Union County. The operator and only occupant received serious injuries as a result of the crash. Driver fatigue is being investigated as a main factor in the crash.

On August 17, 2014 at approximately 6:08 a.m., a 2006 Kia Spectra operated by MARK HOWLAND, age 23, from West Valley, Utah, was traveling eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 282 when it traveled off the freeway onto the left shoulder. The Kia then traveled back across both lanes of traffic and the right shoulder, rolling over off the traffic lanes where it came to rest along the side of the eastbound lanes.

HOWLAND was transported by LifeFlight to Providence St. Mary's Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington with serious injuries. He was using safety restraints.

The eastbound lanes were closed for about 20 minutes for air ambulance transport.

OSP troopers from the La Grande Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Robert Routt is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Union County Sheriff's Office, La Grande City Fire Department, North Powder Quick Response Team, LifeFlight and ODOT.

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Woman arrested for DUII after crashing into Apartment
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/17/14
On Saturday, August 16, 2014 at about 9:32 pm, Sheriff's deputies responded to 4200 SW 107th, Beaverton, in unincorporated Washington County. A car had crashed into an apartment building.

Deputies arrived and determined that 29-year-old Madysen Boyer had crashed into her neighbor's apartment while she was parking her car. No one was injured in the incident. The car went over a curb, through some bushes, and then crashed through a large plate glass window. Ms. Boyer said she accidently hit the accelerator.

The apartment's occupant was home at the time, but not in the room where the crash occurred.

After conducting their investigation, Deputies arrested Ms. Boyer for DUII and Criminal Mischief. She was transported to the Washington County Jail and booked.


Attached Media Files: 2014-08/1128/76952/PR140817_Car_into_Apt_DUII.pdf
Major Crash Team Investigates Single Vehicle Crash Injuring Two Men in Southeast Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 08/17/14
On Sunday August 17, 2014, at 2:08 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Southeast Holgate Boulevard at 135th Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the vehicle, a white 2000 Ford Econoline Van, with two men injured inside.

The driver, a 23-year-old male, was suffering from serious but not life-threatening injuries. The passenger, a 29-year-old male, was suffering from critical injuries that initially were believed to be life-threatening.

Both men were transported to a Portland hospital, where the passenger's condition was upgraded and his injuries are serious but now believed to be non-life-threatening.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team (MCT) responded to conduct a crash investigation. Investigators learned that the driver was eastbound on Holgate and failed to negotiate a turn in the road and crashed into a block retaining wall on the North side of the street.

Alcohol appears to be a factor in the case, which remains under investigation.

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Portland Fire & Rescue kept busy by Multiple high profile calls
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/17/14
Portland Fire & Rescue companies have been busy this evening responding to several high profile calls.

First, inner SE Portland companies responded to reports of a commercial structure fire at 19th and Belmont. First in companies made access to the building, reported the fire extinguished and shortly thereafter recalled the incident.

Next, Old Town fire companies were called to the scene of a double shooting between SW 3rd and Alder and SW 3rd and Pine. Portland fire conducted operations to ensure the scene was safe and assumed medical care. Firefighters treated and transported two male patients to OHSU with non life threatening injuries.

As firefighters from Truck 1 were being cleared from the 3rd and Pine, calls were received indicating that a group was stuck in an elevator and one of the trapped persons was
having an asthma attack. Truck one firefighters rescued all individuals and provided medical care to the asthmatic patient.

Finally, Southeast companie were dispatched to a residential fire at SE 165th and Morrison. Crews arrived to find an attached garage engulfed in flames. This fire has been brought under control though firefighters remain on scene at this time.

No damage estimates am have been completed. No injuries to civilian or firefighters are reported as a result of either fire.
2700 Residents Without Power in Southeast Marion County (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/17/14
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Tonight at approximately 12:30 a.m., a vehicle struck a power pole on Lancaster Drive SE near Beck Avenue SE. Prior to being transported to the Salem Hospital with minor injuries, the driver stated he swerved for an object in the roadway and struck the pole. The crash has resulted in the loss of power to an estimated 2700 citizen of southeast Marion County.

PGE is on scene attempting to repair the pole and at this time there is no estimate for when services will be restored to customers. The Sheriff's Office is asking drivers to avoid the area of SE Lancaster Drive as it is closed from Durbin Avenue SE to La Branch Street SE. In addition to the closures motorists should be aware that numerous stop lights have been affected by the outage so deputies are urging caution when driving in the area.

Motorists arriving at an intersection with a light affected by the outage should always stop, make sure the intersection is clear and then proceed. If you arrive at the same time as another motorist please treat the intersection like you would a four way stop.


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08/16/14
Serious Injury Motorcycle-Involved Crash - Highway 242 east of Highway 126 (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/16/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday afternoon's motorcycle-involved traffic crash that injured two people along Highway 242 (McKenzie Highway) about fourteen miles east of Highway 126.

On August 16, 2014 at approximately 12:10 p.m., passing motorists reported coming across the scene of a motorcycle crash on Highway 242 near milepost 71. A Harley Davidson motorcycle crashed off the highway near a tree seriously injuring the operator and causing minor injuries to the passenger. The citizens who stopped at the scene provided initial care until relieved by arriving medical personnel.

The operator, GERALD R. DONALDSON, age 70, from Box Elder, South Dakota, was transported by ground ambulance to a secondary location where LifeFlight was standing by. The operator was transported by air ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. Passenger JUDY DONALDSON, age 70, was taken to the same hospital by ground ambulance. Both were wearing protective helmets.

OSP is continuing the investigation into the manner and cause of the crash. Trooper Josh Wolcott-Peterson from the OSP Springfield Area Command office is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by McKenzie Fire & Rescue, Springfield EMS, and LifeFlight.

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Update #2: Names Released - Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Traffic Crash - Highway 213 in Oregon City
Oregon State Police - 08/16/14
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Oregon City Police Department, are continuing the investigation into early Saturday morning's pedestrian-involved fatal crash on Highway 213 near Meyers Road in Oregon City. The highway was closed for the investigation with a detour in place until 7:00 a.m. The names of the deceased pedestrian and driver are released in this update.

On August 16, 2014 at approximately 1:06 a.m., OSP was notified that Oregon City Police Department was on scene of a fatal pedestrian-involved crash on Highway 213 at Meyers Road. The initial report was made to 9-1-1 at 12:46 a.m.

Preliminary investigation indicates KAREN EDNA ERIE, age 44, from Oregon City, was lying in the right southbound lane of Highway 213 just south of Meyers Road when she was run over by a southbound 2007 Hyundai passenger car driven by CASSANDRA L. KIELING, age 22, from Milwaukie. KAREN ERIE died at the scene before she was able to be transported to a hospital.

The investigation is continuing to determine KAREN ERIE's activities prior to being struck. There is no evidence of impairment involving KIELING.

OSP troopers and detectives from the Portland Area Command office are continuing the investigation with the assistance of the Clackamas County CRAFT interagency team, Oregon City Police Department, Clackamas County District Attorney's Office, and Clackamas County Medical Examiner's Office.

Investigators are asking to hear from anyone who traveled in the area prior to 12:46 a.m. and saw anything or has information that may have been connected with this incident. If you have information regarding this investigation please call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at (503) 731-3030. Detective Alex Monarch is the lead investigator.

Assistance at the scene was also provided by Clackamas Fire District 1, AMR ambulance, and ODOT.

No photographs provided for this release.

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Deputies Make Arrest in Harassment Case (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/16/14
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On August 9th the Marion County Sheriff's Office was requested by the Salem Police Department to investigate a disturbance that occurred at a Salem residence involving an off duty Salem Police Officer. Responding Marion County Sheriff's Office deputies found that Officer Brandon Hanes, 40 years old, had been in an altercation at the location. Deputies interviewed all parties and witnesses and then referred the case to the Marion County District Attorney.

On August 14th a warrant was issued for Mr. Hanes's arrest for the charge of Harassment. That same date, Mr. Hanes was arrested, booked and later released from the Marion County Jail. Mr. Hanes's next court date has been set for August 19, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at the Marion County Circuit Court Annex, 4000 Aumsville Hwy. Mr. Hanes has been placed on administrative leave by the Salem Police Department pending an internal investigation, which is standard in these types of matters.

The Sheriff's Office will not be making any further comments regarding this case or its investigation. Any further questions will be referred to the Marion County District Attorney's Office for comment.


Attached Media Files: Hanes
Portland Fire responds to an apartment fire in NW Portland. (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/16/14
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At 8:11 AM, Portland Fire & Rescue was dispatched to an apartment fire at 925 NW 20th Ave (Chesterberry Apartments). Initial reports were that smoke was visible on the third and fourth floors, and fire alarms could be heard throughout the building. Engine 3 and Truck 3 (Northwest/Pearl District) were the first units to arrive, where Engine 3 assumed fire attack while Truck 3 began search and rescue responsibilities.

Once it was verified that the tenants had all made it out safely, the engine crew advanced a hose line into the apartment and ensured that the fire was out. The residents were alerted to the presence of smoke and fire by working smoke alarms in the unit. In addition, an alert tenant also pulled the apartment "pull-station" alarm, which then set off an audible alarm throughout the entire building.

There were no injuries as a result of this fire.

The Fire Investigator determined the cause to be excessive use of extension cords, with combustibles placed on top of and around the extension cords. There is no damage estimate at this time.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, electrical distribution equipment, such as extension cords, is a major cause of fire deaths in the U.S.. The most common cause of fires from extension cords is due to improper use and/or overloading, especially when cords have multiple outlets. Most extension cords are only rated for a maximum of ten amps or 1200 watts. Overloading can occur when multiple devices are plugged into one cord or when cords are "daisy chained" (plugging multiple extension cords together).

Battalion Chief Tom Williams credited the smoke alarms and the rapid response of responding units for averting what could have been a much worse fire.


Attached Media Files: PF&R at 925 NW 20th Ave., apartment fire
08/15/14
Deputies Capture Man Following Car Break-ins (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/15/14
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August 15, 2014--Sheriff's Deputies arrested a man on allegations of breaking into several cars and stealing property. He was tracked down and arrested.

This morning at 1:25 a.m., a citizen called Sheriff's Deputies, to report a man that was seen entering their neighbor's vehicle in the 130 block of South 11th Avenue in the city of Cornelius. The man quickly walked away and several citizens followed him while calling deputies keeping them informed of their location. The man began running eastbound from the citizens.

Multiple Sheriff's Deputies including deputies serving the city of Cornelius, a Sheriff's K9 and Forest Grove Police responded to capture the man and locate possible additional victims. About two minutes after the 911 call, Sheriff's Deputies arrived and began coordinating the search. The man was contained to an area and after an hour of searching, the man was captured. The man was positively identified as the person followed from the vehicle.

Deputies located and arrested Antolio Mendoza-Cruz, 20, from Cornelius. During the search, deputies located backpacks, a laptop, and other valuable items discarded or hidden by Mr. Mendoza-Cruz. It was discovered there were five vehicles broken into, with the possibility of more yet to be found. The area of the vehicle break-ins was north of South Baseline Road between South 10th Avenue and South 14th Avenue.

Antolio Mendoza-Cruz was charged with five counts of Unauthorized Entry into a Motor Vehicle. He was lodged in the Washington County Jail held on $25,000 bail. Additional charges could be added as the investigation continues and if more victims are located.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office commends the citizens for being alert and calling to report criminal activity or any suspicious behavior. Cornelius Police Chief Moss said, "If you see something, say something. This coordinated partnership with citizens is critical to help keep our community safe."

Many of the stolen items were left in plain sight and most of the vehicles were left unlocked. Deputies remind residents to always lock their vehicles when they are unattended, and to remove valuable items or store them out of sight.


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OSP Troopers Arrest 3 Wanted Subjects While Checking Suspicious Activity Report at Park & Ride Lot south of Salem
Oregon State Police - 08/15/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers arrested three people wanted on warrants after responding to a report of suspicious activity at the Delaney Road Park & Ride off Interstate 5 south of Salem.

On August 15, 2014 at approximately 11:45 a.m., OSP troopers responded to a report of three suspicious people checking vehicles at the Delaney Road Park & Ride parking lot. Upon arrival, troopers located one person identified as MARIAH RENEE HERNANDEZ, age 18, from Salem, and arrested her on an outstanding Marion County warrant for Forgery in the Second Degree.

Troopers learned at least two men were inside a motorhome parked on private property across the street from the parking lot. The men initially refused to come out to speak with troopers but they eventually came out of the motorhome at approximately 1:10 p.m.

One of the men, MARTIN PAUL VARGAS, age 30, from Salem, was arrested on an outstanding State Parole Board warrant for Parole Violation. The other man, SERGIO LEONEL PICENCO, age 18, from Salem, was arrested on a Marion County warrant for Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree.

A fourth person contacted was not wanted and released from the scene.

The three wanted persons arrested were lodged in the Marion County Jail.

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Male cuts arm with chainsaw while limbing tree (Photo)
Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue - 08/15/14
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Kelso- Fire and medic crews from Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue and Longview Fire responded to a male subject stuck in a tree. the subject was approx. 40 Ft up in the tree on South Pacific Ave in Kelso at around 11:14 AM. The male subject states that he was limbing up a tree when the chainsaw that was running somehow came in contact with his arm. Per medic crews on scene, the patient had first aid training and was able to hold direct pressure on the wound until crews were able to reach him to remove him form the tree.

One engine, one medic unit,and a chief officer from Cowlitz 2 and one truck company from Longview Fire responded to the incident. The crews were able to remove the patient from the tree within about 20 minuets, and transport him to a nearby hospital.


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OSP Recruit Trooper Receives Recruit Class' Highest Honor During Interagency Basic Police Training Program Graduation (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/15/14
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Twelve Oregon State Police (OSP) recruit troopers graduated today along with 22 recruit officers from other law enforcement agencies from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) 16-week Basic Police Training program. An OSP recruit trooper received the graduating class's highest honor, the Victor G. Atiyeh Award.

The "Victor G. Atiyeh Award" is named in honor of the former distinguished governor of the state of Oregon, in whose term of office the current academy became a reality. This prestigious award is presented to the outstanding student of each basic class as selected by their fellow students and the academy staff. The student selected must display exceptional professionalism by demonstrating an exemplary attitude and outstanding achievement in leadership, academics, health & fitness and survival skills.

Selected from the graduating Basic Police Class 344 to receive the "Victor G. Atiyeh Award" was OSP Recruit Trooper Kyson Culp, who is assigned in the Patrol Services Division at the Klamath Falls Area Command office. The other 9 men and two women OSP recruit troopers graduating today were:

* Recruit Trooper Ami Angell - Portland Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Vadim Bogdanov - The Dalles Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Sherron Deberry - Salem Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper James Eslinger - Pendleton Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Jacob Fough - Tillamook Work Site office (Fish & Wildlife Division)
* Recruit Trooper Nate Harris - Coos Bay Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Michael Lopez - Salem Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Anna Lukiyanchuk - Portland Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Justin Morgan - St. Helens Work Site office (Fish & Wildlife Division)
* Recruit Trooper Thomas Nelson - Newport Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Scott Wilson - Central Point Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)

The twelve graduating OSP recruit troopers, along with 4 other new recruits hired as lateral entry troopers who came from other law enforcement agencies, began their academy-based training March 16, 2014. Previously released information related to today's graduating ceremony is available at:
http://www.oregon.gov/osp/NEWSRL/Pages/news/08_11_2014_recruit_graduation.aspx

The Basic Police Class No. 344 graduation ceremony marks the completion of the Basic Police training for the multi-agency integrated class facilitated by DPSST, which provides statutorily-required basic training to newly hired city police officers, county sheriff's deputies and OSP troopers.

Information about the Oregon State Police, different opportunities available, how our hiring process works and updates about future hiring opportunities can be found on our recruiting website, www.osptrooper.com, or call the OSP Training / Sworn Applicant Processing Section at (503) 378-4175.

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Thunderstorm causes high water on Sandy River, one man died, 23 others rescued (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/15/14
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The deceased victim in this case has been identified as:

Ludwig, Brent A.
Age 34
New Lenox, IL

The death has been ruled accidental.

The family has been notified.

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Clackamas County received a 911 call reporting a bridge across the Sandy River at Ramona Falls washed out and one person was possibly in the water. Members of the Clackamas County Water Rescue Consortium responded with Search and Rescue Deputies and US Forest Service personnel. The call came in just before 3 p.m., but the incident occurred minutes earlier. Due to the remote area witnesses had to hike over a mile to the parking lot and drive several miles before they were able to get phone service to call 911.

A thunderstorm in the area caused heavy rain fall which raised the river level several feet in a short amount of time. The high water is to blame for washing out the bridge.

Several teams of rescuers were sent to the washed out bridge location while others searched the river bank down stream. When rescuers arrived at Ramona Falls, they found several people on the other side of the river and unable to cross due to the high water. There was no sign of the male who was on the bridge and fell into the water.

Rescuers discovered a male body in the river over a mile down stream of Ramona Falls. The male was deceased and identified as the 35 year old male who had been on the bridge when it washed out. His identity is not being released at this time.

Rescuers worked for several hours to assist the stranded people across the river. Using two Rapid Deployment Crafts, which are small rafts designed for swift water rescue, they ferried people across. 23 people along with their gear were ferried across uninjured.

Multiple agencies responded including: Mountain Wave Communications, Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue, Sandy Fire, Gladstone Fire, Lake Oswego Fire, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, Clackamas County Fire District 1, Clackamas County Dive Rescue, US Forest Service, Oregon State Police, and Clackamas County Search and Rescue.


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Commercial Truck Rollover Crash - Interstate 5 near Rogue River (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/15/14
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A commercial truck driver was cited following an early Friday morning rollover traffic crash along the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Rogue River. The crash blocked one lane for several hours while the vehicles were removed and the scene cleared.

On August 15, 2014 at approximately 3:50 a.m., a truck pulling a trailer loaded with nearly 38,000 pounds of empty glass bottles driven by TARAN SINGH SHERGILL, age 25, from Elk Grove, California, was traveling southbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 44. The truck and trailer traveled onto the right shoulder where the driver over-corrected, causing the trailer and then truck to roll onto their sides. Both vehicles then slid over a hundred feet before coming to rest.

SHERGILL reported no injury but then later requested to go to a hospital for a medical evaluation. He was cited by Oregon State Police (OSP) for Fail to Drive Within a Lane. Driver inattention is believed to be a contributing factor.

OSP was assisted at the scene by ODOT and local emergency responders. Senior Trooper Kirk Freeman is the lead investigator.

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Sherwood Receives Financial Reporting Achievement Award
City of Sherwood - 08/15/14
For the second year in a row, the City of Sherwood has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for FY2013. This certificate is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
Sherwood's CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standard of the program including a constructive "spirit of disclosure" to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR. "I want to congratulate Julie Blums, our Finance Director who prepared our CAFR," stated Joseph Gall, City Manager. "Achieving this high level of recognition in financial reporting is a result of our ongoing commitment of fiscal transparency and solid financial management."
The City of Sherwood has also received similar recognition for its budget from the GFOA for many years. The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professional with offices in Chicago, IL, and Washington, D.C.
Innovations Fund Awards Announced to test new ideas for improved services to seniors, people with disabilities
OR Department of Human Services - 08/15/14
Oregon--long a national leader in services and supports for older adults and people with disabilities - has taken its next steps to improve these services and supports. The Department of Human Services (DHS) recently awarded nine grants to Oregon organizations to test new ideas for improved services through innovative projects and pilots.

These awards are supported by DHS' Aging and People with Disabilities Innovations Fund, which was approved by the Oregon Legislature in 2013. The large-scale grants include:
* Special Advocates for Vulnerable Oregonians, which will pilot a program of volunteers to monitor guardianship's of vulnerable adults. $242,846.
* Volunteers of America Oregon, which will pilot day services for individuals with advanced dementia. $350,000.
* Multnomah County Aging and Disability Services, which will pilot services to vulnerable, hard to reach consumers with very high medical and social service needs. $350,000.
The small-scale grants include:
* Rogue Valley Council of Governments, which will pilot a certification program for housing accessible to older adults and people with disabilities. $50,000.
* Clackamas County Social Services, which will pilot a Ride Sharing application to serve transportation needs. $49,960.
* Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments, which will pilot services aimed at preventing unnecessary hospitalizations and emergency department use. $50,000.
* City of Sandy, which will pilot dental and oral health services to older adults and people with disabilities without dental insurance. $50,000.
* Community Action Team, which will pilot a volunteer program for home repairs and accessibility upgrades for consumers. $50,000.
* Oral Health Coalition, which will pilot a program of oral health training for long term service and supports providers. $50,000.
As the testing begins, the Department will review progress reports for these pilots and projects on a quarterly basis. If a project or pilot is successful, it may be considered for further expansion.

The Innovations Fund supports projects and pilots that test ideas to improve quality and/or cost effectiveness of services for older adults and people with disabilities. A consumer Innovations Fund Board evaluated many proposals before awarding nine grants - three on a large scale and six on a smaller scale.

The Innovations Fund will be seeking another round of applications for projects and pilots, and the notice for Request for Grant Proposals will be posted the Oregon Procurement Information Network (ORPIN) at http://orpin.oregon.gov/open.dll/welcome.
Wells Fargo volunteers give Hillsboro High School a make over (Photo)
Wells Fargo - 08/15/14
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HILLSBORO -- More than 100 Wells Fargo volunteers descended onto Hillsboro High School on Aug. 2, turning the large campus into a busy hub of activity.

The volunteers and some school staff members worked hard all day, tackling a variety of indoor and outdoor projects to help the facility prepare for the new school year. The projects included painting, cleaning, recycling, landscaping and moving library shelving.

"The big take-away is that the kids are going to come back and notice a difference," said Principal Arturo Lomeli. "Putting resources to our campus is a big part of making people feel this is a special place."

Most of the volunteers work at Wells Fargo's Barnhart Center in Beaverton. This is the sixth year they have chosen a Washington County school to spruce up before the new school term.

Last year Wells Fargo employees in Oregon and S.W. Washington volunteered 62,789 hours for schools and local community groups.


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Police Ask for Public Help In Locating a Missing Portland Man (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/15/14
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The Milwaukie Police Department, in coordination with Portland Police, is asking the public for help in locating 70-year-old Charles Edward Johnson, a Portland resident, who was last seen at Providence Milwaukie Hospital on August 2, 2014, at 10:20 a.m. Mr. Johnson left the hospital and has not returned to his southeast Portland residence.

Mr. Johnson is described as 6'3" tall, and weighs about 190 pounds. He has short, graying hair and a beard. He may be wearing glasses. He was last seen wearing knee-high khaki shorts, a white T-shirt and a black jacket.

It is possible Mr. Johnson may appear confused or disorientated. He takes medication on a daily basis.

Anyone seeing Mr. Johnson is asked to call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact the Milwaukie Police Department.

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Update #3:911 audio attached: Cowlitz Sheriff investigating DV shooting: Suspect dead, victim at hospital with non-life threatening injuries
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/15/14
8-15-14 noon: Detectives interviewed the Milian children today, including the 10 year old daughter who placed the 911 call reporting that her dad shot her mom. The family has asked that even though it is clear which child called 911, they would ask that media not use her name but rather identify her only as the 10 year old daughter. Early reports that the caller was a boy was in error. The children continue to stay with relatives of the family and are doing well.

CCD Rosenzweig states "The child did an excellent job when she called 911. Even though it was a very traumatic event, she stayed calm and was able to provide her address and answer all the 911 dispatcher's questions exceptionally well. She comforted her mom who had just been shot and provide critically important information to the deputies responding to the scene. This underscores the importance of teaching children how to call 911 in an emergency and to know the address where they are at the time. she is a remarkable young girl".

We know Chante Milian continues to remain in the hospital for treatment of her gunshot injury. She was shot once in the back. Detectives had been told that Chante had been shot in the stomach but this is not correct.

Detectives continue to interview family and friends of Milian family and hope to conclude the investigation next week.

We will try to attached the audio of the 911 call to this release. It is quite large. If the audio is not available on the flashnews system, we may need to work out other means for distributing the audio file.

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8-14-14 4:30 p.m. In reference to the request for the audio on the 911 call for the shooting at 244 Niemi Road, we will be releasing it as soon as we have a chance to interview the child who made the call. We hope to be able to interview the child tomorrow. We appreciate the media's patience and understanding for how difficult this has been for the Milian family especially the children and we are working with the family in order to cause the least impact to the children's lives as possible. We will release the audio to all media as soon as we can. Charlie Rosenzweig
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8-13-14 5:00 p.m. Investigators completed their investigation at the scene around noon today. There was a small caliber handgun found near the suspect. The cause and manner of death will not be released until the coroner has completed an examination of the deceased and that is schedule to be conducted tomorrow.

The victim remains in a Portland hospital for treatment of her gunshot injury. We do not have specific information on her condition at this time.

The children are with other family members and are doing OK in light of the events, they were not injured.
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Cowlitz 911 received a call shortly after midnight from a 10 year old child saying that his dad just shot his mom. Deputies responded to the residence at 244 Niemi road just west of Longview. They were able to get the mother and several children out of the house. The mother was transported by ambulance to St. John Hospital where she was treated and then transported to a Portland hospital. She was shot once in the back and is believed to be in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

Lower Columbia SWAT was called to the scene and the suspect was located deceased in a room upstairs at the house. No one else was at the residence.

Investigators will examination of the scene once a search warrant has been signed. They will be working with members of the Cowlitz Coroner's Office who is also on scene.

The case is in the early stages and many details are still not known about the incident such as the cause and manner of death of the suspect. Information has been obtained that the suspect called a friend and reported that he had shot his wife and was going to shoot himself. We are not identifying that person at this time.

The suspect is Miguel Angel Milian, 30 years. He lived at 244 Niemi road, where the shooting occurred. The victim is his estranged wife, Chante Marie Milian, 27 years of Longview.

The children were not injured. They were turned over to a family member. It is not confirmed if there were 3 or 4 children at the house nor what all of their ages, names are at this time.

We ask the media to be patient with us as we begin to investigate the case.


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Fire restrictions ease on private lands in NE Oregon
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/15/14
Rain and cooler temperatures have prompted the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) to ease fire restrictions on private forestlands in the Northeast Oregon District, effective Aug. 15. ODF removed additional restrictions added Aug. 9 to an existing regulated-use closure. Areas affected by the change include private, state, county, municipal and tribal lands in the following counties: Union, Baker, Wallowa, Umatilla and small portions of Grant, Malheur and Morrow.

The original regulated-use closure, enacted July 15 to limit human-caused fires, remains in place.

Cooler weather may give a false sense of security which can result in a higher occurrence of human-caused fires. The public's cooperation over the last week during a period of high fire danger and intense thunderstorms is appreciated by firefighters who have worked long hours to contain numerous fires ignited by lightning.

Limiting human-caused fires within the Northeast Oregon District is the objective of the regulated-use closure, which includes the following restrictions:

* Open fires are prohibited, including campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires and warming fires, except at designated locations. Designated locations within the regulated-use closure area include but are not limited to the following Oregon State Parks: Emigrant Springs, Ukiah Dale, Catherine Creek, Hilgard Junction, Red Bridge, Wallowa Lake, Minam and Unity Lake. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed.

* Debris burning is prohibited, except in burn barrels for which a Burning Permit has been issued.

* Smoking is prohibited while traveling, except in vehicles on improved roads, in boats on the water, or at a cleared area free of flammable vegetation.

* Non-Industrial chain saw use is prohibited, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Chain saw use is permitted at all other hours, if the following firefighting equipment is present with each operating saw: one axe, one shovel, and one 8 ounce or larger fire extinguisher. In addition, a fire watch is required at least one 1 hour following the use of each saw.

* Cutting, grinding and welding of metal is prohibited, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Cutting, grinding and welding of metal is permitted at all other hours, if conducted in a cleared area and if a water supply is present.

* Mowing of dried and cured grass with power driven equipment is prohibited, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., except for the commercial culture and harvest of agricultural crops.

* Any electric fence controller in use shall be: 1) Listed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory or be certified by the Department of Consumer and Business Services; and 2 ) Operated in compliance with manufacturer's instructions.

* Use of fireworks is prohibited.

* Use of sky lanterns is prohibited.

* Use of exploding targets is prohibited.

* Use of tracer ammunition or any bullet with a pyrotechnic charge in its base is prohibited.

Possession of the following firefighting equipment is required while traveling, except on state highways, county roads and driveways: one shovel and one gallon of water or one 2?1/2 pound or larger fire extinguisher.

"The recent wetting rains from passing thunderstorms have provided us some relief from the extreme fire danger we were experiencing. We don't want people to become complacent with the current conditions, since our forest fuels will dry out quickly, keeping the fire danger at High levels," cautioned Matt Howard, Wallowa Unit Wildland Fire Supervisor.

Year to date fire information for lands protected by Oregon Department of Forestry Northeast Oregon District:
Lightning Caused: 52 Acres Burned: 191
Human Caused: 22 Acres Burned: 457


Note that when traveling from private land onto federal land, land use restrictions change. Please check restrictions before conducting activities in the outdoors.

To report a fire, call the Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center at (541) 963-7171, or 911.
For further information, contact your local Oregon Department of Forestry office:

La Grande Unit (541) 963-3168
Baker City Sub-Unit (541) 523-5831
Wallowa Unit (541) 886-2881
Pendleton Unit (541) 276-3491

More information can be found at the Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center website http://bmidc.org/index.shtml. Look under fire restrictions.

Northeast Oregon District Wildfire Blog: http://neodistrictfireblog.blogspot.com/
ODF on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry
FBI Media On-Call
FBI - Oregon - 08/15/14
Beth Anne Steele will be on leave from 8/16/14 - 9/2/14. During this time, please utilize the media pager at (503) 208-6241 for immediate media needs. Thanks.
First Annual Grady Waxenfelter Memorial Ride (Photo)
Estacada Fire Dist. - 08/15/14
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Some members of Estacada Rural Fire District, along with members of Estacada First Baptist Church and members of the community are organizing the first annual Grady Waxenfelter Memorial Ride in his memory. The ride is not only for motorcycles but for classic and custom cars and trucks as well.

Grady, who was a motorcycle and car enthusiast and devoted family man, was shot to death at Highway 224 and Amisigger Rd. the morning of Thursday, Feb. 6, as he was performing his duty as Clackamas County Weigh Master.

Grady's family and the community suffered a great loss that day. Friends and family wanted to organize this ride in Grady's name to honor a man who gave so much to his family and community.

There is no entry fee to do the three and a half hour, 148 mile ride and a free lunch will be provided by the Viewpoint Restaurant and Lounge. However, donations will be accepted and the family will donate the proceeds to the charity of their choice.

Please see attached flyer for more details about the ride.


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OYA honors distinguished employees
Oregon Youth Authority - 08/15/14
NOTE: Photos are available by contacting C.J. Drake at 503-385-5899 or at CJ.Drake@oya.state.or.us

The Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) has honored three employees and the staff of a facility for their efforts to improve outcomes for at-risk youth.

Quarterly Conversation Coordinator Caleb Bronemann, Chief of Parole/Probation Operations Jim Kramer, Communications Manager Ann Snyder and the staff of Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility (YCF) in Grants Pass received the Director's Outstanding Service Award. The annual award formally recognizes staff or a team of staff for exemplary service. The recipients were chosen from among more than thirty nominations submitted by staff throughout the agency and across the state earlier this year.

"I'm truly delighted to honor and recognize these employees who embody the spirit of public service," said OYA Director Fariborz Pakseresht. "This year's recipients were recognized for their sustained efforts to make OYA a more accountable, transparent and data-driven agency aimed at improving outcomes for at-risk youth. Their contributions have made Oregon a better place to live and work. All of us at OYA deeply appreciate their service."

During a ceremony in Salem Thursday, Pakseresht presented each recipient with a glass plaque crafted by youth at MacLaren YCF in Woodburn.

Here's more on their accomplishments:

* Bronemann is one of the agency's leaders in implementing OYA's Youth Reformation System, a data-based method to deliver the right services to the right youth for the right amount of time. He also promotes Positive Human Development, which is the agency's culture that enables staff and at-risk youth to succeed. "Caleb played a key role in developing and implementing tools that enable staff to translate these concepts into real-world practice," said Pakseresht. Bronemann lives in Salem and has worked at OYA since 2002.

* Kramer leads OYA's parole and probation operations throughout Oregon, and is responsible for the consistent case management of youth in facilities, residential programs and foster care. "The results of Jim's efforts are beginning to show today - more youth are being served in the most appropriate setting to meet their needs while protecting public safety," said Pakseresht. Kramer resides in Jefferson and joined OYA in 1988.

* Snyder leads agency communications with internal and external audiences using print, video and social networking platforms like Twitter (@oregonyouth). "Ann is equally adept at working with a reporter on deadline, designing compelling visuals and documents that tell the story of OYA's work with youth, and creating smooth, coherent reports that reconcile the contributions of many people with different writing styles," said Pakseresht. Snyder lives in Beaverton and has been with OYA since 2009.

* Rogue Valley YCF experienced a serious group disturbance in October 2013. The incident caused major damage to a facility living unit and had a significant impact on staff and youth. Staff displayed outstanding teamwork in responding to the immediate problem and provided on-going support for colleagues and youth affected by the event. After the incident, staff developed unique and creative incentives for non-violence, leading to a safer and more secure facility. Pakseresht praised Rogue Valley employees for "their resilience in the face of adversity and their efforts and commitment to develop a positive culture for themselves and the youth they serve."

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The Oregon Youth Authority is the state's juvenile justice agency, reducing victimization by helping at-risk young people lead productive, crime-free lives. Learn more at www.oregon.gov/oya and follow OYA on Twitter @OregonYouth
PIO Forum is August 21-Please note new time
Salem Police Dept. - 08/15/14
The next PIO forum will be held on Thursday, August 21 at 11:30 am. The meeting will be held at CCTV, 575 Trade St SE in Salem.

This is an excellent opportunity for media to meet with a variety of local Public Information Officers and to exchange information and ideas
Health Republic Invites Public to Nominate Board Directors
Health Republic Insurance - 08/15/14
Member and non-member board candidates to be chosen by current members

Lake Oswego, Ore. (Aug. 15, 2014) - Health Republic Insurance, a non-profit health insurance provider, announced today that nominations are open for two seats on the company's Board of Directors. While only members of the plan can vote, anyone can nominate or be nominated.

One seat is reserved for a person currently insured by Health Republic and one seat is reserved for someone not insured with the company. Nominations close September 5, 2014 and the election will take place at Health Republic's first Annual Meeting in late October.

"We are hoping to get directors with fresh ideas about how to improve health care quality and access," said Dawn Bonder, president and CEO of Health Republic. "Our board sets the direction for our company and our members want to elect someone who cares about people, so this is a true opportunity to get involved."

Health Republic is a chartered 501(c)(29) non-profit, known as a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP), and by law must have members choose the majority of its board. The requirement is meant to ensure that member interests drive the company.

"One of the great advantages our members enjoy over traditional health insurance companies is that they have a say in how we do business," said Bonder. "We are very excited to see who steps up to become involved and to find out who our members want in leadership roles."

All Health Republic board nominees must be 21 years old by Oct. 1, 2014 and Oregon residents. For additional nominee qualifications, visit http://www.healthrepublicinsurance.org/ME

About Health Republic Insurance
Unlike traditional health insurance companies, Health Republic is a 501 (c) 29 private non-profit governed by its members, and by law must reinvest all profits back to providing better care and lower costs for members. Health Republic provides access to health care in all parts of Oregon through the statewide Providence Network. This partnership offers members an extensive group of providers, practitioners, and facilities, including 60 hospitals and thousands of providers, labs, imaging locations and physician clinics throughout Oregon and SW Washington. To learn more, visit www.healthrepublicinsurance.org
Timbers player Darlington Nagbe to meet fans at Wells Fargo in downtown Portland on Friday, Aug. 22 (Photo)
Wells Fargo - 08/15/14
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PORTLAND, Ore. - Major League Soccer player Darlington Nagbe of the Portland Timbers will appear at the Wells Fargo Center in downtown Portland for a free event 3:30-5 p.m. next Friday, Aug. 22.

The midfielder will come to the Wells Fargo Museum on the second floor of the building. A native of Liberia, Nagbe will sign autographs and take pictures with soccer fans who attend the event.

This fun event is made possible through the partnership between Wells Fargo and Major League Soccer.

About Wells Fargo
Serving Pacific Northwest customers since 1852, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.6 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 locations; 12,500 ATMs; and the internet (wellsfargo.com).

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Portland Parks & Recreation Aquatics Presents Dive-In Movies in our Pools (Photo)
Portland Parks & Recreation - 08/15/14
Photo: a 2013 Dive-In Movie showing at PP&R’s Wilson Pool. Courtesy: Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland, OR.
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(Portland, OR) -

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) presents one of the biggest splashes of the summer, our Dive-In Movies! We've got five different showings of The Lego Movie at PP&R pools around town. You can watch it from the pool deck or in the pool itself. We even heat up the pools a little bit more than normal to maintain a comfort level for people in the water.

PP&R will be selling popcorn, slush puppies, and other healthy snacks at the concession stands. This year we've added caramel popcorn and hot chocolate as a special treat. Dive-In Movies are inexpensive, wonderful family fun in a unique setting, and have been a Portland family-favorite for over 20 years! Movie showings begin at approximately 8pm (when the sun goes down).

All ages welcome!

Facility Date Time (approximate)

Montavilla Pool 8/20 8pm
Creston Pool 8/21 8pm
Wilson Pool 8/22 8pm
Sellwood Pool 8/23 8pm
Grant Pool 8/24 8pm

Cost: Adults $5.00 / Youth $3.50
(Wilson Pool: youth fee $4.00)
Season passes are not accepted for this event.

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Attached Media Files: Photo: a 2013 Dive-In Movie showing at PP&R’s Wilson Pool. Courtesy: Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland, OR.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry (ODF) fire update - Aug. 15
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/15/14
>LARGE FIRES WITHIN ODF PROTECTION

>NEW LARGE FIRES
There are no new large fires to report in the past 24 hours. This will be the final update until Monday, August 18, pending any new fire activity over the weekend.

>UPDATES
Rain and cooler temperatures have moderated fire temperature this week.

Southwest Oregon
· Rogue River Drive: located near Shady Cove in Jackson County (15 miles north of Medford), currently at 492 acres, and 50% contained. Today's priority includes continued mop-up of the area. No structures have been lost. More information: ODF Medford Unit 541-664-3328 | Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/ | Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/ | NWCC - www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx

Northeast Oregon
· 5 Mile Fire: this will be the final update for the 5 Mile Fire: a 4,524 acre fire is 95% contained. It started Aug. 3 about 2 miles south of Imnaha. More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4048/ | Information Contact Number: 541-432-0119.

Central Oregon
· South Fork Complex (partially on ODF protected lands): these July 31 lightning-caused fires cover 64,809 acres and are 50% contained. A closure is in place on the Malheur and Ochoco National Forests surrounding the fires. More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/ | Fire Information Office Phone: 1-866-347-0636 www.southforkcomplex.blogspot.com | southforkcomplex@gmail.com

>FIRES ON OTHER JURISDICTIONS IN OREGON

More information on these fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

>FIRE STATISTICS

Due to heavy firefighting activity our fire statistics have not been updated. They will return when the database has been made current. Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

>OTHER FIRE INFORMATION

ODF maintains a blog at http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/, which includes comprehensive breaking news on wildfires statewide, along with current fire statistics, and a frequently updated Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry. For information on wildfires in other jurisdictions within Oregon, go to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, http://www.nwccweb.us/ and to the national Incident Information System website at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/. Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

>NEWS MEDIA

News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officer, (see below), 24/7 for fire information. The duty officer will call back promptly. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.
Continued bridge work to cause delays on U.S. 26 starting Sunday evening; no construction during Hood to Coast event
ODOT: Valley, No. Coast - 08/15/14
SEASIDE - Motorists using U.S. 26 are reminded that there will be continued delays because of a bridge replacement project on U.S. 26 at West Humbug Creek about 16 miles east of the junction with U.S. 101 starting at 7 p.m. on Sunday. However, there will be no construction and lane closures after noon on Thursday for the Hood to Coast event.
For one more week, there will be 24-hour single lane closures with flaggers controlling two-way traffic starting at 7 p.m. on Sunday until noon on Thursday. After next week, a contractor working for ODOT will be almost finished with the majority of the bridge replacement project.
There still could be long delays starting on Sunday evening because of the heavy summer coastal traffic. Motorists should expect long delays or consider alternative routes such at U.S. 30 and OR 6 depending on your final destination.

Know Before You Go
For the latest road conditions, visit: www.tripcheck.com
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Workforce Development Council Receives $1.1 Million YouthBuild Grant
SW Wash Workforce Development Council - 08/15/14
VANCOUVER, Wash. (Aug. 14, 2014) -- Up to 60 at-risk Clark County youth will get a helping "hand up" and support with academic and construction skills training from a group of nonprofit organizations that banded together and recently received a $1.1 million YouthBuild Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).

Led by the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council (SWWDC), the group includes Partners in Careers, Innovative Services NW, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, Vancouver Housing Authority and WorkSource.

"Youth unemployment is high in our region and these funds will enable us to provide opportunities for youth to complete their high school education while learning construction and other skills that will help them throughout their work years," said Jeanne Bennett, SWWDC's Chief Executive Officer. "We anticipate a need for additional construction workers in the near future and this program will give our youth the training they need to compete for these jobs."

Vancouver YouthBuild will launch later this year and help at-risk youth obtain high school diplomas or GEDs and learn construction and other work-related skills through academic trainings, on-site work experiences and community service activities. Participants will also have access to apprenticeships and industry certifications in the construction trades as well as transitional housing opportunities through the Vancouver Housing Authority.

"This opportunity is truly transformational, not only to service delivery for our youth, but also for the organizations involved in this partnership," said Sharon Pesut, Executive Director of Partners in Careers. "We look forward to aligning our efforts."

The program will culminate with the youth building two energy-efficient homes for low-income families enrolled with Evergreen Habitat for Humanity.

"YouthBuild grants are incredibly competitive and we are overjoyed our strong and dedicated partnerships landed this unique opportunity for our region," said Chelsea Chunn, SWWDC's Youth Initiatives Manager. "YouthBuild participants will further their education and learn new jobs skills while at the same time giving back to their community. It will give young people without a diploma a second chance to accomplish their goals and become the leaders we envision for tomorrow."

The YouthBuild Vancouver project will serve 45-60 disadvantaged youth, ages 17-21, who are low income, high school dropouts, and those that would otherwise be at risk of failing to reach key educational and career milestones.

The grant is part of $73,654,300 in YouthBuild grants the DOL will award. Grants range from approximately $700,000 to $1.1 million and will fund 71 YouthBuild programs across 31 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. YouthBuild is a non-residential, community-based alternative education program that provides classroom instruction and occupational skills training. The grants will help approximately 4,800 young people obtain the certifications and skills necessary to achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council (SWWDC), a nonprofit organization founded in 2002, is the Workforce Investment Board (WIB) for Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties. SWWDC brings together funding, service providers, colleges, economic development and community organizations to provide free employment and training services to businesses, job seekers and youth. For more information, visit www.swwdc.org.

Partners in Careers (PIC) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create self-sufficiency through specialized job training and employment services. PIC has more than 30 years of experience connecting physically, educationally and economically-challenged people to career counseling, job training, placement and coaching to achieve economic self-sufficiency. PIC provides programs for at-risk youth, low-income seniors, refugees, people with limited English proficiency, veterans, ex-offenders and individuals receiving government assistance. www.partnersincareers.org.

Innovative Services NW has, for more than 50 years, been creating opportunities, achieving results and changing lives by offering a continuum of services including therapy and early learning for children, employment training and job support for teens and adults, intervention and support for foster youth and families, and adult day health care for senior citizens and adults who require daytime assistance. www.innovativeservicesnw.org.

Evergreen Habitat for Humanity (EHFH) is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International and works in partnership with people in need from all walks of life to develop communities by building safe, affordable housing. Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner (partner) families. This is accomplished through volunteer labor and tax?deductible donations and materials. Habitat houses are then sold to the partner families at no profit and financed with affordable, no?interest loans. The homeowners' monthly mortgage payments are then placed into a revolving fund that is used to build more houses. www.ehfh.org.

Vancouver Housing Authority (www.vhausa.com) serves more than 7,500 very low-income children, parents, elderly and disabled people with 587 units of subsidized housing and more than 2,300 Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers. The VHA Work Opportunities programs provide subsidized residents with a wide range of services as they work toward self-reliance. The VHA contributes to the sustainability of Clark County with community development activities and 2,293 units of non-subsidized affordable workforce housing that provide homes for an additional 5,000 people.

WorkSource is a partnership of state agencies, local service providers, colleges and community organizations that provide free employment and training services to employers and job seekers. WorkSource assists employers to recruit and screen for qualified applicants, provides wage reimbursement opportunities through On-the-Job Trainings, and supplies cost-savings information on employment tax credits. WorkSource serves more than 1,000 jobseekers and 200 businesses each month. Go information, go to www.go2worksource.com.
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River hazard on North Santiam River cleared by Benton County Sheriff's Linn County SO, OSMB, and citizens. (Photo)
Benton Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/15/14
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On Monday, August 11, 2014, the Oregon State Marine Board, Benton County Sheriff's Office, Linn County Sheriff's Office, private contractor, and landowners worked together to clear a very dangerous log jam and hazard out of the North Santiam River, just above its confluence with the South Santiam River. This location is just outside of Jefferson, Oregon, and it is bordered by Marion and Linn Counties.

Both the Benton County Sheriff's Office and Linn County Sheriff's Office have responded to this location on numerous occasions for water rescues of boaters and people floating in the area on "pool toy" type floatation devices and inner tubes. There was many "near misses" this year at that dangerous location, but the logs and debris that has been causing this have been mostly, if not all removed. Many punctured rafts, pool toys, and inner tubes were removed with the logs, and rest of the obstruction. If you use or got through this part of the river, remember there may still be hazards underneath the water, and more may show up as water levels continue to drop.

Tips in how to stay safe while recreating on our lakes and rivers include; wear a life jacket, be prepared, stay hydrated, scout potentially dangerous water ahead by getting out and looking ahead or downstream. Don't bring young children or poor swimmers if you are not familiar with the river and you're not sure about the potential hazards. Oregon State Marine Board posts known hazards on their website, but keep in mind these can change overnight due water levels and other circumstances. Also be sure to have fire extinguisher or throwable floatation device if required. Carry a cell phone with you in a waterproof container if possible. Have a plan to pull out of the water before dark if not prepared for a night on the river and let someone know where you are going.


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SWAT Standoff with suicidal subject-Resolved
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/15/14
Update:
Suspect: KALASKY, James M. DOB 04/12/1982
resident of 17410 NE Stoney Meadows Drive.
At 01:45 Hrs. the suicidal subject, James Kalasky was taken into custody following SWAT deployment of explosive distraction devices. There were no injuries sustained to Kalasky or law enforcement. Kalasky was transported to CCSO jail and booked on charges of:
Assault 1st degree on a law enforcement officer
Felony Harassment(death threats)
Unlawful imprisonment

At approximately 19:30 Hrs today patrol deputies responded to a welfare check on a suicidal male at a residence 17410 NE Stoney Meadows Drive. The subject was reported to have been armed with a rifle, made threats toward a family member and was making suicidal threats. The suicidal subject refused to come out of the residence or disarm and pointed the rifle in the direction of approaching deputies. The home was evacuated and SWAT along with the Crisis Negotiating Team (CNT) was summoned. A reverse 911 call was placed to surrounding homes advising residents to shelter in place. SWAT team members have the residence contained. CNT is working with the individual for a peaceful resolution to the standoff at this time. Additional details will be released as the situation unfolds. Scene photograph available on Twitter @Clarkcosheriff.
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Juvenile Shot
Longview Police & Fire - 08/14/14
On August 14 around 3:00 p.m., Longview Police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 blk. of 26th Avenue for a report of a juvenile shot in the face. Officers arrived on scene and found a 14 year old boy inside the residence and bleeding from the head. The boy was transported by ambulance to St. John Hospital and then taken to OHSU Hospital by Life Flight.

A 15 year old resident of the house advised he had found the hidden key to the gun safe and accessed a handgun inside the safe. The 15 year old advised he and the victim had been handling the gun, and that it fired as the 15 year old was putting it back in the gun safe.

Both parents were at work when the incident occurred and the 15 year old boy had been told not to have friends over when the parents were away. The parents advised the key to the safe was hidden, and they did not think their children knew where the key was located.

The names of the involved parties are not being released since they are juveniles.
Update #2: Names Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 197 south of The Dalles in Wasco County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/14/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Thursday morning's two vehicle traffic crash that resulted in the death of an adult male and injuries to his wife and daughter on Highway 197 about five miles north of Dufur. The names of the victim and this injured wife and daughter are released in this update.

On August 14, 2014 at approximately 7:30 a.m., a 1992 Chevrolet Blazer driven by LINDA GIRTZ, age 59, from Wamic, was traveling northbound on Highway 197 near milepost 8 approaching the intersection with Ward Road. A 2005 Chevrolet pickup driven by PETER D. KELLY, age 73, from The Dalles, was westbound on Ward Road and turned in front of the northbound sport utility vehicle which struck the pickup's left side. After impact, the pickup came to rest off the side of the highway and the sport utility vehicle came to rest in the southbound lane.

The Blazer's 72-year old male right front passenger, HENRY JACOB GIRTZ, was pronounced deceased at the scene. LINDA GIRTZ was transported by LifeFlight to Oregon Health & Science University with serious injuries. The 17-year old right rear passenger, MARINA GIRTZ, was transported by ground ambulance to Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles with non-life threatening injuries. All three were using safety restraints.

KELLY was not injured and is cooperating with the investigation.

OSP troopers from The Dalles Area Command office are investigating the fatal crash. Trooper Jason Walters is the lead investigator. Enforcement action is pending.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Dufur Fire Department, Wasco County Sheriff's Office, Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue, and ODOT.

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Hillsboro School District to use Additional Gain Share Money for Full School Year, Staffing
Hillsboro Sch. Dist. - 08/14/14
The District will use its additional gift of $728,716 to restore one school day and address staffing hot spots

August 14, 2014, Hillsboro, OR - At their regular session meeting today, Hillsboro School District Board members indicated their intention to use additional Gain Share* money to both restore the one remaining budget reduction day to the 2014-15 school calendar, and address staffing issues that may arise this fall.

The District was expecting $1,218,272 in Gain Share funds from the City of Hillsboro and Washington County in 2014-15 and that money, along with a portion of additional State School Fund dollars, was already used to restore four instructional days to the 2014-15 school year.

On July 18, 2014, however, the District learned that it would be receiving an additional $728,716 in Gain Share funds due to a higher-than-expected distribution to the City and County, and their subsequent decision to share half of the additional dollars with Washington County school districts.

The Board began discussing potential uses of the additional funds at its regular session meeting on July 29, 2014, and agreed to finish the discussion at its August 14, 2014, meeting once staff had a chance to consider the initial feedback and develop a proposal.

That proposal involved using approximately $466,000 to restore the final budget reduction day to the calendar, and using the remaining $262,000 to both create a licensed staffing pool to address class size issues and target funds toward classified (support staff) needs as they develop.

The next step will be for the Board to appropriate the funds and adopt a new calendar for the 2014-15 school year; this will take place at their next regular session meeting on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. It is likely that the restored instructional day will be added to the end of the school year--on Friday, June 12, 2015--to both better balance first and second semesters and avoid a situation where many students would only be attending school one day during Thanksgiving week due to parent conferences and the holiday.

"I am proud of our district's commitment to holding a full school year and doing what's best for students and staff," noted Board Chair Kim Strelchun. "And I am so appreciative of the City and County for giving us this opportunity."

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*Gain Share is money that local taxing authorities receive back from the state as a result of tax abatement agreements with large employers. Through Strategic Investment Program (SIP) agreements, large employers can pay less money in taxes in exchange for their significant investments in their physical plants. The income tax collected from employees who are new to those companies as a result of the investment is held separately by the state--half is kept at the state level and half is returned to local taxing authorities.


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Clatsop County Selected for Five-Year 'Way to Wellville' Challenge (Photo)
Woloshin Communications - 08/14/14
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Clatsop County Selected for Five-Year 'Way to Wellville' Challenge

Way to Wellville challenge to bring together dozens of local agencies
and organizations to improve health status of residents.

Aug. 14, 2014 - ASTORIA, Ore. - After a nationwide search that drew 42 applications from 26 states, Clatsop County has been selected as one of five communities to participate in the five-year Way to Wellville challenge. The announcement was made today by the challenge sponsor, HICCup (Health Initiative Coordinating Council, www.hiccup.co), a nonprofit founded by angel investor Esther Dyson to encourage new models and markets for the production of health.

Led by Columbia Pacific Coordinated Care Organization, Clatsop County will work with HICCup and a network of partners over the next five years to produce visible improvements in five measures of health and economic vitality. The Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) and its Clatsop County partners will focus on chemical dependency, mental health, access to primary care medical homes, employment, obesity and food access, prenatal education and care, and a time-banking project, which allows community members to exchange services based on available time, skills and needs.

"This has really been an amazing collaboration of volunteers and leaders throughout Clatsop County," said Mimi Haley, regional executive for Columbia Pacific CCO. "The Community Health Advocacy Resource Team (CHART), public health agencies, Providence Seaside Hospital, Columbia Memorial Hospital, individual health care providers, grocery stores, farmers markets, school districts and the local WIC will all be involved in carrying this effort forward."

As a Way to Wellville finalist, the County will receive support in the areas of data and measurement, evidence-based health solutions and innovative financing strategies. Rigorous evaluation will measure the impact of specific health initiatives, reinforced by a coordinated, communitywide approach, while generating new insights and market opportunities for producing health. Columbia Pacific CCO will help fund the work along with community partners and national health organizations. The community that improves the most will win $5 million at the end of the five-year challenge.

"We are thrilled to participate in the Way to Wellville initiative. It is a great example of a community coming together to take a bold step to improve the health and well-being of its residents," said Patrick Curran, chief executive officer at CareOregon and board member of Columbia Pacific CCO. "It is perfectly aligned with our mission of cultivating community health and individual well-being through shared learning and innovation."

HICCup's founder, CEO and four-person advisory board selected the Wellville Five from a highly competitive field, beginning with 42 community applications in May and culminating in site visits to 10 finalist communities in July and August. The group of five was selected based both on each community's readiness for success and on the group's diversity in geography, demographics, and lead organization. (See related blog post: http://hiccup.co/news/blog/hiccups-summer-vacation-the-way-to-wellville-grand-tour/.)

"We were looking for five extraordinary communities - and we found many more than that," said Esther Dyson, HICCup founder. "This is encouraging, because the idea is not just to make a measurable difference in five places, but to demonstrate how a comprehensive approach to health can work and be replicated in many other communities around the country."

"Over the next five years, Clatsop County and four other communities will lean in, with support from diverse stakeholders, citizens, partners and investors, as well as shared learning, to demonstrate the impact of multiple reinforcing health initiatives," added Dyson. "We'll be measuring everything to see what makes the greatest impact: from healthier school lunches and better housing, to early childhood education and economic development, to active social networks and workplace wellness."

About the Wellville Five

The other Wellville Five communities are: Greater Muskegon, Michigan; Lake County, California; Niagara Falls, New York; and Spartanburg, South Carolina. Each has its own focus, as described on the website, but all of them, with HICCup's encouragement, will also work to improve child nutrition, the overall food environment, local social conditions, and the local provision of preventive and chronic disease care.

The Journey Ahead

To kick off the five-year health challenge, leaders from Clatsop County and other Wellville communities will attend HICCup's Next Step to Wellville conference, Sept. 16 to 18, in Tampa, Florida. Next Step will introduce community leaders to one another and to innovators in health data, solutions, and financing to explore opportunities for partnerships. See: http://hiccup.co/wellville-conference/.

"HICCup and its partners will support the Wellville communities in much the same way that a startup accelerator supports a promising business idea and leadership team," said HICCup CEO Rick Brush. "In this case, the community is the 'startup' - and the community's product is 'health.'

"Just like a business startup, the community sets its course, develops its plans, negotiates with suppliers, measures its impact and changes course as appropriate," Brush said. "Along the way, we'll connect Wellville communities with health and policy experts, solution providers, funders and investors - all with an interest in testing and financing innovative health strategies."

About Columbia Pacific CCO

Established in September 2012, Columbia Pacific CCO coordinates health services for more than 25,000 Oregon Health Plan members in Columbia, Clatsop, Tillamook and coastal Douglas counties (Reedsport). For more information about this story, contact Patti Atkins at patti@woloshin.com or 503-961-2535. For more information about Columbia Pacific CCO, contact Jeanie Lunsford, at 503-416-36-26, lunsfordj@careoregon.org.

About HICCup

HICCup stands for Health Initiative Coordinating Council. It is a nonprofit supported since mid-2013 through charitable contributions from Esther Dyson, in-kind resources, and extensive field research and development among a growing group of guiding organizations, partners and communities. HICCup is fiscally sponsored by New Venture Fund, www.newventurefund.org. Additional partners, funders and collaborators are encouraged to visit www.HICCup.co and contact rick@hiccup.co.

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Linn Deputies Arrest Salem Man for Child Porn (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 08/14/14
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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports his Detectives have arrested a Salem man for possession of a large collection of child pornography.

Robert Littleton Willis, 35 years old of Salem, was arrested today and charged with 123 counts of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse I.

Deputies learned that in June of 2014, Willis had given his computer to relatives living in Mill City and asked them to hide it. He did this because he knew he was under investigation by the Child Welfare Division of the Department of Health and Human Services in Marion County.

Willis' relatives later became suspicious as to why he wanted his computer hidden from DHS, so they looked through the contents of his computer and located child pornography. Upon finding the child pornography, Willis' relatives called our office. The computer was seized and an investigation started.

A search warrant was obtained to forensically search the digital contents of the hard drives of Willis' computer. The digital evidence examination that followed, located 123 digital photographs and videos depicting minor female children as young as approximately 5 years old involved in sexually explicit conduct. This included prepubescent female children being raped by adult men.

Mr. Willis was lodged in the Linn County Jail on $1,230,000 bail.

This case is continuing to be investigated by Linn County Detectives.


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TVF&R Firefighters to Fill the Boot for MDA
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 08/14/14
On August 15-16 and September 19-20, off-duty TVF&R firefighters will take to the streets to once again "Fill the Boot" for MDA. Firefighters will ask passing motorists to drop a donation into their fire boots...see below for locations. Firefighters hope to raise $60,000 for MDA!
"We know the money we raise definitely makes a difference in the lives of people affected by neuromuscular diseases, and that it helps them get the care they need," states Local 1660 President Rocky Hanes. "Fill the Boot is a proud tradition for us, and it's a great way for our firefighters to be in our community reminding residents that we are always ready to help."

See full press release for more details.


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Woodburn police arrest man on multiple sex charges
Woodburn Police - 08/14/14
WOODBURN -- On the evening of Aug. 13, 2014 Woodburn police officers arrested David Gonzalez-Elias, 29, for a multitude of crimes, including rape II, rape III attempted rape III, sex abuse I, sex abuse III and sodomy III.

The Woodburn Police Department began investigating Gonzalez-Elias in 2012 and to date have located three victims, all of which are minors. Gonzalez-Elias uses social media to contact victims.

Gonzalez-Elias was taken into custody at the Woodburn Police Department and later lodged at the Marion County Jail. The Woodburn Police Department believes there may be more victims. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Craig Halupowski or Det. Tim Cobos at 503-982-2345.

At this point, no other information is being released.
Loss of Patrols Having a Impact
Polk Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/14/14
Since March 29th this year through August 1st Polk County Sheriff's Office has been reduced to only one 10 hour patrol shift a day, seven days a week. During this time there have been 811 calls come into the Willamette Valley Communication Center requesting a deputy respond to a call for assistance or reporting a crime but, there has not been a deputy on duty to respond.

"In a few cases we have called a supervisor out of bed because the dispatcher told them medics were also responding to the call due to reported injuries generally involving a domestic disturbance" stated Sheriff Bob Wolfe. The Sheriff's Office previously handled all calls, 24 hours a day, while providing back up to local law enforcement agencies. Now even the fire departments are handling traffic crashes where they call for tow trucks and clean up the scene without a deputy there to investigate. This potentially impacts the insurance companies who no longer have the crash investigation done by a deputy at the scene.

Sheriff Bob Wolfe stated, "This is frustrating for us and I am very concerned about the impacts this is having on my employees. It is extremely challenging to respond to high priority calls knowing that your back-up is coming from across the county. In some cases we call upon a local municipal agency to leave their city to assist us, but then this leaves the city without their officer because they are helping cover the county"

The local fire departments have expressed concern and frustration when an ambulance is required to wait for law enforcement to arrive at the scene of a medical call that is not safe and secure for their medics. Delays, at times lengthy, could have a significant impact on the victim. At 2:00 AM a dispatcher must call the on call supervisor, wake them up, brief them on the call to determine if they will respond. If the supervisor decides the situation needs an emergency response, the supervisor must get dressed, get his equipment, call out another deputy, adding additional delay to the response as they get ready to respond. Then both must drive to the location. All this could add as much as 30 plus minutes to a victim who needs immediate assistance.

"I am very concerned about the impacts these delays have on the employees at the Willamette Valley Communication Center who are having people ask for help, the medics who are not able to enter a residence due to potential risk to their safety, and my deputy who now must make important decisions after being woke up by the phone call" stated Sheriff Bob Wolfe

Another impact beginning to show up is the decline in the arrest made by deputies, meaning more criminals who should be in custody are not because patrol only works 10 hours a day. "Between March 29th and August 1st there has been a 45% decrease in arrest by Polk County Deputies" stated Sheriff Bob Wolfe
Local Law Enforcement increases patrols over upcoming Holiday weekend
Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/14/14
With Labor Day weekend just a couple of weeks away, the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office wants to remind motorists of the dangers of impaired driving. Sheriff Jack Crabtree announced today that his office will increase patrols August 15th through September 2nd along with the Oregon State Police, the Newberg-Dundee, Yamhill and Amity Police Departments in order to reach the goal of zero fatalities in Yamhill County.

Sheriff Crabtree reports "the Labor Day weekend is the last long weekend and families like to get together for backyard barbeques before the weather starts to change. Zero fatalities is a common goal among law enforcement agencies and it is an achievable goal if motorists do not get behind the wheel when impaired on alcohol or drugs."

If you see a suspected impaired driver please call 9-1-1 and report them. Some signs to look for are:

* Swerving or weaving in and out of a lane;
* Stopping abruptly at traffic signs or signals;
* Making unusually wide turns;
* Driving with headlights off at night.

If you plan to host a barbecue / party or attend a barbecue / party where alcohol is being served you can take some precautions beforehand to avoid what could be a deadly end to the family get together.


* If you host a party and provide alcohol, make sure to also include food and non- alcoholic beverages. Monitor your guest's alcohol consumption and take the keys
from a guest who has had too much.
* Use public transportation or a taxi;
* Ask a friend who has not been drinking for a ride home;
* Always wear your seatbelt;
* Promote the use of designated drivers and stop impaired family or friends from driving.

Sheriff Crabtree wants everyone to have a safe end to the great summer we have been having. Please follow the attached link to the Sheriff's Office for a Regional Sheriff's PSA for the upcoming holiday weekend.

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Marine Board Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Rule for Salmon River in Lincoln County
Oregon Marine Board - 08/14/14
On August 5, 2014, the agency received a petition requesting that the Marine Board open rulemaking to prohibit the use of personal watercraft within the estuary of the Salmon River.

The Marine Board staff will be holding a public meeting where interested parties can learn about the petition and provide oral testimony or written comments on the petition proposal.
The meeting will be held on September 9, at the Lincoln City Community Center Meeting Room, 2150 NE Oar Place in Lincoln City beginning at 7 pm. No decisions will be made at this meeting. The Marine Board will decide whether or not to open rulemaking at their October board meeting in Astoria.

Written comments will be accepted via mail, fax, or email and can be sent to June LeTarte, Rules Coordinator, 435 Commercial Street NE, Salem, 97301, fax number
503-378-4597 or at osmb.rulemaking@state.or.us. Written comments will be accepted until
5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

To view the petition visit: http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/Pages/admin/OSMB_Rulemaking_Newpage.aspx.

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Update: Fugitive mom arrested in Southern Oregon
Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/14/14
Update/Clarification:

The Sheriff's Office interviewed Marianne Chandler on several occasions and she told deputies she did NOT know the whereabouts of her daughter or grandchild.

Also, Michelle was arrested on August 12th, 2014 and lodged in the Jackson County Sheriff's Office Jail. She was released by them as she did not meet their lodging criteria and was given a court date of August 14th, 2014 at 1:45 pm. She appeared in court today in Yamhill County.

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Members of the media seeking further information may contact Captain Tim Svenson at 503-434-7440.
DOC announces superintendent changes at two state prisons (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 08/14/14
Kimberly Hendricks
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Colette S. Peters, director of the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC), recently announced the appointment of two new superintendents to lead two Oregon state prisons, effective Sept. 1, 2014.

Named was John Myrick as superintendent of Two Rivers Correctional Institution (TRCI) in Umatilla, and Kimberly Hendricks as superintendent of Shutter Creek Correctional Institution (SCCI) in North Bend.

Myrick has been the assistant superintendent of security at TRCI since March 2014. A 25-year DOC veteran employee, Myrick began his career as a correctional officer at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution after serving five years in the U.S. Air Force. He worked his way up through the DOC ranks to assistant superintendent prior to this appointment.

Hendricks has been the hearings administrator at DOC headquarters in Salem since 2009. She has spent the past 13 years with the department, starting as safety manager at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in 2001. Hendricks holds a Certificate in Public Management (CPM) from Willamette University.

"These professionals bring a collective wealth of experience and skills that will benefit our prisons and the agency," said DOC Director Peters. "They have proven leadership skills, are dedicated to the department's mission, and value partnerships that bolster our accountability and rehabilitation efforts."

DOC employs 4,500 staff members at 14 institutions, two community corrections offices, and several centralized support facilities throughout the state. The agency is responsible for the care and custody of more than 14,600 adults sentenced to more than 12 months of incarceration, direct supervision of 2,500 offenders on felony supervision in the community, and indirect supervision of another 31,000 offenders on felony supervision in the community. Its mission is to promote public safety by holding offenders accountable for their actions and reducing the risk of future criminal behavior.

TRCI is a medium and minimum-security facility in Umatilla that houses approximately 1,800 men in custody. It provides a range of correctional services and programs, including education, treatment programs, pre-release and transitional services, and work opportunities. TRCI opened in March 2000.

SCCI is a minimum-security prison located on the Oregon Coast at North Bend. Originally an Air National Guard radar station, the facility was converted into a prison in 1990. SCCI houses approximately 300 men in custody who are within four years of release. It provides education, transitional services, and work opportunities, including outside fire crews.

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Small Farm School is Sept. 6 at CCC (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 08/14/14
Gardens at CCC provide produce for the weekly farmer's market.
Gardens at CCC provide produce for the weekly farmer's market.
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OREGON CITY -- Registration is open for Small Farm School 2014, which will take place at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Small Farm School is a full-day day event with hands on and classroom workshops for beginning farmers and small acreage landowners. Field and classroom workshops address small farm topics such as pig and poultry management, fruit and vegetable production, soil management, tractor safety and operation, on-farm veterinary care, and other topics.
The event is sponsored by OSU Extension Service, Clackamas County Soil & Water Conservation District and CCC. The cost is $65 for adults and $40 for youth. For more information, please visit http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/small-farm-school.


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OMSI Science Pub Series Features CCC MoCAP
Clackamas Community College - 08/14/14
OREGON CITY - CCC's Andy Mingo will give a motion capture technology demonstration during a Science Pub Portland event at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland.
Mingo, director of the Digital Multimedia Communication (DMC) program at Clackamas Community College, will demonstrate the "MoCap" technology with Damon Redmond of the Oregon City-based SuperGenius game studio.
Motion capture technology is used by leading video game studios and in Hollywood blockbusters like "Avatar." The DMC program at Clackamas offers motion capture classes, the only college in the state offering the cutting-edge technology.
The growing DMC program at CCC is designed to prepare students for careers in the expanding fields of digital media productions and communications. CCC started its DMC program five years ago as the creative services industry in the Portland area was taking off.
The DMC program offers several fields of focus including: audio and sound engineering, broadcast journalism, film studies, graphic design, music and sound for media, video production and Web design. Students in the program have gone on to work for the Portland Trailblazers, Nike, MTV, and Funnelbox, and to work on numerous commercial projects and films.
Science Pub Portland is a monthly event sponsored by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. For more info, see www.omsi.edu/sciencepubportland/.
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Fatal crash in Troutdale this morning, Motorcycle vs Deer
City of Troutdale - 08/14/14
On 08-14-2014 at 5:30AM Troutdale Officers along with medical units were dispatched to a Motorcycle vs Deer accident on NE Graham Rd north of the Troutdale Airport. When Officers arrived they found the driver of the motorcycle deceased. The Deer was severely wounded and was dispatched by Officers.

The vehicular Crash team was activated and took over the crash scene for investigation. The deceased driver was identified as 54 year old Gresham resident Michael Roland. He was driving to work which was within a half mile of the crash scene.
Join the National MS Society's Fifth Annual Gala Fundraising Event Beneath the Stars Gala 2014: A Night in the Park (Photo)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Oregon Chapter - 08/14/14
Laura Wieden Blatner and Joe Blatner at the 2013 event
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What: Outdoor dinner, drinks, auction and live music in Portland's Simon & Helen Director Park to benefit research and advocacy efforts for the National MS Society, Oregon Chapter.
When: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11
Where: Simon and Helen Director Park, 815 SW Park Ave., downtown Portland (map)
Ticket/table sponsor prices: $200 to $25,000
Dress: Cocktail attire

PORTLAND, Ore. - The National MS Society, Oregon Chapter's annual "Gala: A Night in the Park" fundraiser marks the Portland-based nonprofit's third largest fundraising event of the year. Nearly $800,000 has been raised in the four years since launching the event.
The Sept. 11, 2014, event begins with "festive beverages" and hors d'oeuvres in Director Park, a nearly half-acre granite-paved, outdoor city venue that includes a fountain, public art and Elephants in the Park delicatessen.

Patrons dine alfresco on locally-sourced gourmet dishes from sustainable farms, paired with fine Oregon wines - while making a world of difference for those living with multiple sclerosis right here in Oregon and Southwestern Washington. MS research and programs are expensive, but community-supported events such as A Night in the Park enable the Society to generate significant funding by engaging the community in an inspiring way to help end MS forever.

The event program features honoree, Angela Dowling, president of Regence BlueCross BlueShield Of Oregon, with seating for 300 attendees. A Night in the Park 2014 ends with dessert, coffee and a concert by Portland fusion saxophonist, Patrick Lamb.

WHAT IS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and stops people from moving. MS is an unpredictable and often disabling disease of the central nervous system; symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, and there is not yet a cure. MS affects more than 2.1 million people worldwide and is the No. 1 disabling disease for young adults. The Oregon Chapter alone serves more than 7,900 individuals with MS in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Since 1946, the National MS Society has been at the core of virtually every major breakthrough to treat and understand the disease. It currently funds more than 325 research projects worldwide, fueling more potential MS therapies in development than at any other time in history. Many of those dollars are invested locally in the OHSU MS Center, one of the nation's leaders in MS research. Funds raised at Gala 2014: A Night in the Park drive research, inspire change through advocacy and professional education, and provide programs and services for a growing number of people living with MS.

WEB RESOURCES:
*More on this event: http://bit.ly/1q771J6
*Press images: http://bit.ly/1osQGD8 (please courtesy Fireworks Photography for watermarked photos)
*Ticket/donation form: http://bit.ly/Y1WNU3
*Corporate sponsorship details: http://bit.ly/1r7wkBr
*About Director Park: http://bit.ly/1pMThpD


Attached Media Files: Laura Wieden Blatner and Joe Blatner at the 2013 event
Insurance Division bulletin to clarify coverage of autism treatment
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 08/14/14
Salem - The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Insurance Division announced today it will begin drafting a bulletin to clarify insurers' responsibility to cover Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy as a treatment for autism.

"Recent court decisions have brought clarity that coverage for ABA therapy should be required of all insurers," said Insurance Commissioner Laura Cali. "After evaluating the latest ruling made in Oregon last week, we have determined there are limited circumstances in which denial of coverage for ABA therapy as a treatment for autism may be reasonable. We hope the bulletin will provide more certainty to Oregon families who seek this treatment."

The Insurance Division has the authority to issue bulletins to clarify requirements of insurance companies under the Oregon Insurance Code and other state and federal laws. This bulletin will explain that insurers cannot exclude coverage of ABA therapy for autism from their policies. As with other types of medical services, insurers can make coverage decisions based on whether the therapy is deemed appropriate and medically necessary for an individual patient, but they cannot broadly deny payment for ABA therapy. Consumers can appeal medical necessity denials to the company - and ultimately through the Insurance Division - via an independent review organization.

The division will begin drafting the bulletin immediately and share the draft with stakeholders, including consumers, advocates, insurers, and other interested parties, for comment and feedback. The division also will develop a transparent and consistent approach for resolving current and future consumer complaints and enforcing the bulletin.

"We understand this has been a long-standing, complex issue, and we look forward to working with a variety of stakeholders to help carry out our mission of protecting Oregon policyholders," Cali said.

The Insurance Division is part of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. Visit www.dcbs.oregon.gov and www.insurance.oregon.gov.
Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division Receives largest Grant in 90-Year History (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/14/14
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This release is being sent on behalf of the Portland Police Sunshine Division:

Media Contact:
Officer Phil Kent, (503)545-3593, phil@sunshinedivision.org
On behalf of the Walmart Foundation, Rick Thomas, (503) 789-2115, rick@quinnthomas.com


Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division Receives largest Grant in 90-Year History
Walmart Foundation grant will help the Sunshine Division feed local families

PORTLAND, Ore. (Aug. 14, 2014) - This week, uniformed officers and staff of the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division accepted a check for $60,000 from the Walmart Foundation--the largest single year grant in its 90-year history. The grant will help the Sunshine Division with warehouse staff, equipment and space support to streamline operations and improve its food distribution efforts throughout the Portland metro area.

"For an organization of our size, a grant of this magnitude will enable Sunshine Division to significantly help more people in less time with better resources." said Sunshine Division's assigned Portland Police Officer, Officer Phil Kent. "We've had an ongoing partnership with Walmart stores who have helped us feed and clothe families at the local level, we value the evolution of this partnership with such an impactful grant from the Walmart Foundation."

The check presentation took place on Wednesday at a Portland-area store opening in Tigard. As part of the festivities, Portland Police officers, Sunshine Division staff and Walmart Associates recognized the important role each group plays in making our region a great place for all of our neighbors to live.

In advance of the celebration, Walmart's senior vice president and regional general manager Madeleine Havener noted that this historic grant is important to all area residents, "Part of our core mission is to help people live better and together the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division and Walmart are doing exactly that. We're proud to support the Bureau's food distribution efforts and help get nutritious meals to our neighbors in need."

The Sunshine Division, a 90- year old nonprofit which partners closely with the Portland Police Bureau, has a strong commitment to feeding and clothing people in need while remaining as fiscally efficient as possible. For years the organization has maintained an unusually high efficiency rating with over 93% of every dollar directed toward free programs serving Portland area's vulnerable populations and partnerships with area hunger relief agencies. CharityNavigator has rated the Sunshine Division with a 4-out-of-4 star rating two years in a row, outranking other local hunger relief agencies and ranking among the top 15% of all nonprofits nationally. The rating indicates low overhead and fundraising costs with high levels of effectiveness in mission and transparency in sharing where the funding goes.

About Sunshine Division

The Sunshine Division offers free food and clothing assistance directly to low-income veterans, families, and seniors six days a week at their N. Portland warehouse as well as 24/7 through their partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each precinct for immediate dispatch. The Sunshine Division serves as a no-cost food bank to 15 area food assistance nonprofits, provides special food boxes through three seasonal food box programs, and funds new school clothing for low-income students in Portland Public Schools through its Izzy's Kids program. For more information, visit www.sunshinedivision.org

About Philanthropy at Walmart
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committed to helping people live better through philanthropic efforts. By operating globally and giving back locally, Walmart is uniquely positioned to address the needs of the communities it serves and make a significant social impact within its core areas of giving: Hunger Relief & Healthy Eating, Sustainability, Career Opportunity and Women's Economic Empowerment. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are leading the fight against hunger in the United States with a $2 billion commitment through 2015. Walmart has donated more than 1.3 billion meals to those in need across the country. To learn more about Walmart's giving, visit foundation.walmart.com.

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Free festival will help students prepare for first day of school
Vancouver Sch. Dist. - 08/14/14
For most kids, the first day of school means new supplies, clothing and haircuts. But not everyone can afford a new outfit--or even the required pencils and paper.

Vancouver Public Schools wants all its students to be ready to learn on the first day of school. That's why the district's Family-Community Resource Center team is hosting a new event designed to help students and families prepare.

Go Ready! Back-to-School-Readiness Festival
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014
1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
4040 Plomondon Rd., Vancouver, WA 98661 (Boys & Girls Club)
This event is free and open to all VPS students and their families.

More than 30 community partners have collaborated with the district to provide school essentials. Students can take home free shoes, socks, backpacks and school supplies, as well as receive complimentary haircuts, vaccinations and dental screenings. Parents can be vaccinated at no cost as well. Participants also are eligible for free ice cream, snacks and drawings for Winco gift cards and Boys and Girls Club memberships.

Go Ready! is designed to serve the growing number of VPS students eligible for free or reduced-price meals, an indicator of poverty, which can affect school-readiness. Since the 2004-2005 school year, the number of the district's nearly 23,000 students eligible for free or reduced-price meals has increased from 39 percent to 53 percent.

Learn more about the event at www.vansd.org/goready.

Attention, television media: This event will make a good visual story for television media and will offer live shot possibilities for newscasts. The district's television studio can provide HD video and sound for stations that are interested in the event but unable to attend.
Bank Robbery Investigation Underway in Montavilla Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 08/14/14
This morning, Thursday August 14, 2014, at 9:11 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the Bank of the West, located at 8135 Southeast Division Street.

Officers responded to the area and contacted bank employees who told police that the suspect entered the bank and demanded money while implying he had a weapon. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bank and was last seen on foot running westbound on Division Street.

Several officers checked the neighborhood but did not locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as an African American male, 19 to 25 years old, 5'9" tall, thin build, wearing a fisherman-style hat, a dark hoody, and dark pants.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact Detective Brett Hawkinson at (503) 823-1080, brett.hawkinson@portlandoregon.gov; or, the Portland office of the F.B.I. at (503) 224-4181.

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Oregon Dept. of Forestry (ODF) fire update - Aug. 14
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/14/14
>LARGE FIRES WITHIN ODF PROTECTION

>NEW LARGE FIRES
There are no new large fires to report in the past 24 hours.

>UPDATES
(Evacuations are based on a Level 1-2-3 system corresponding to Ready-Set-Go, with Level 1 being the lowest)

Rain and cooler temperatures have moderated fire temperature slightly this week.

>Southwest Oregon

· Rogue River Drive: located near Shady Cove in Jackson County (15 miles north of Medford), currently at 600-700 acres. Evacuation levels have lessened, with all affected areas now at a level 1 (get ready) evacuation notice status. The threat to structures has lessened enough to demobilize local task forces. No structures have been lost. More information: ODF Medford Unit 541-664-3328 | Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/ | Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/ | NWCC - www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx

>Northeast Oregon

· 5 Mile Fire: a 4,524 acre fire is 90% contained. It started Aug. 3 about 2 miles south of Imnaha. More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4048/ | Information Contact Number: 541-432-0119.

· Broady Creek: started Tuesday, this fire is located in steep inaccessible terrain within Joseph Canyon on ODF protected lands. The fire is staffed with rappellers and smoke jumpers, and has been boxed in with retardant. At this time the fire is estimated at 20 acres, resources have checked the spread and are continuing mop-up operations.

>Central Oregon

· South Fork Complex (partially on ODF protected lands): these July 31 lightning caused fires cover 64,767 acres and are 40% contained. A closure is in place on the Malheur and Ochoco National Forests surrounding the fires. More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/ | Fire Information Office Phone: 1-866-347-0636 www.southforkcomplex.blogspot.com | southforkcomplex@gmail.com

· Rowena Fire: This is the last update for the Rowena Fire. A 3,680 acre fire that started August 5, and is 100% contained. More Information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4061/ | Fire Info Hotlines: ODF The Dalles Unit Office 541-296-4626 | Twitter: @RowenaFire2014 | Facebook: www.facebook.com/RowenaFire2014 | Register for Wasco County Sheriff's Office Citizen Alert Emergency Notification Program: www.co.wasco.or.us

>FIRES ON OTHER JURISDICTIONS IN OREGON

More information on these fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

>FIRE STATISTICS

Due to heavy firefighting activity our fire statistics have not been updated. They will return when the database has been made current. Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

>OTHER FIRE INFORMATION

ODF maintains a blog at http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/, which includes comprehensive breaking news on wildfires statewide, along with current fire statistics, and a frequently updated Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry. For information on wildfires in other jurisdictions within Oregon, go to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, http://www.nwccweb.us/ and to the national Incident Information System website at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/. Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

>NEWS MEDIA

News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officer, (see below), 24/7 for fire information. The duty officer will call back promptly. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.

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Business Oregon Brings Together State Agencies to Study Endangered Plant and Promote Economic Growth
Business Oregon (Ore. Business Development Dept.) - 08/14/14
Klamath Falls - After hearing the concerns of elected officials, business leaders, and citizens, Business Oregon and the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) have teamed up to advance a native plant study as part of a larger effort to improve infrastructure at the Crater Lake-Klamath Falls Airport. Business Oregon identified this collaborative opportunity during the first of its 11 Regional Economic Forums being held across the state.

At the request of the Governor's South Central Regional Solutions Team and local officials, including State Senator Doug Whitsett, Business Oregon will provide $18,000 to fund the environmental study, which is a key component of the overall airfield improvement project. The scheduled taxiway construction and related improvements are designed, in part, to better enable takeoffs and landing for air tankers fighting forest fires.

"The Crater Lake-Klamath Airport Regional Airport is a critical driver of the Klamath Basin economy," said Business Oregon Director Sean Robbins. "After our recent visit and the July 16 community forum in Klamath Falls, it was clear the best way we could help in the near-term was to meet the funding gap for this conservation study. I'm pleased we could respond so quickly with a signed agreement to move forward."

Crater Lake-Klamath Falls Regional Airport is home to the largest remaining population in the world of Applegate's milkvetch, a rare plant that is both state- and federally-listed as endangered. The consultation work, supervised by the ODA, will help craft a management solution that facilitates the essential infrastructure upgrades while preserving the integrity of the milkvetch population and its airport habitat. A mitigation plan that meets state and federal conservation guidelines is required before Federal Aviation Administration funding of as much as $7.7 million to support the new taxiway can be released.

"This is a great example of successful collaboration at the state level to address important local and regional issues," said ODA Director Katy Coba. "We were able to align funding from one agency with the subject matter expertise of another through coordination provided by the Regional Solutions Team. This is the type of teamwork Oregonians want to see as part of good government."

The Crater Lake-Klamath Regional Airport is home to the 173rd Fighter Wing of Oregon's Air National Guard, the second-largest employer in Klamath Falls, with approximately 900 workers at the adjacent Kingsley Field. The Guard provides an estimated annual economic impact of roughly $118 million and the proposed taxiway development will allow the Guard to safely continue operations.

According to the City of Klamath Falls, the airport provides 750 jobs either at the site, or within the community, in aviation-related businesses and industries located on or adjacent to the field. In addition, the airport produces an estimated $85 million more in positive economic impacts for the Klamath Basin region.

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Business Oregon works to create, retain, expand and attract businesses that provide sustainable, living-wage jobs for Oregonians through public-private partnerships, leveraged funding, and support of economic opportunities for Oregon companies and entrepreneurs. Visit www.oregon4biz.com for more information on doing business in Oregon.
08/13/14
Red Cross Assists at Clark County Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/13/14
Volunteers from the Red Cross responded to a fire in the 5800 block of NE 51st in Vancouver. The fire affected 2 adults and the Red Cross provided information about disaster health and mental health services as well as comfort kits.
Red Cross Responds to Longview Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/13/14
Red Cross volunteers responded to assist 2 adults and 3 children whose home in the 500 block of Stella Rd. was affected by fire. The Red Cross provided information about disaster health and mental health services and also comfort kits.
Deputies Provide Enhanced DUII and Seatbelt Patrol
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/13/14
August 13, 2014--Washington County Sheriff's Deputies will provide extra patrols on Washington County roadways to enhance safety for the extended Labor Day holiday period.

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

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

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

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

Please be safe and considerate while enjoying the holiday.
Rogue River Drive Fire structural threat eases
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/13/14
The structural threat on the Rogue River Drive Fire has reduced enough to demobilize both the Lane and Linn county task forces. The task forces are returning to their home stations today.

Elements of the OSFM Red Incident Management Team have also been demobilized and will be returning to home stations today and tomorrow.

The fire started Monday, August 11th and is currently 600 - 700 acres.

Evacuation levels for all areas affected are at Evacuation Level I which means "Be Ready."

No structures have been lost.

The OSFM appreciates the efforts of all the local responders.

"It was due to the great coordinated initial attack efforts from Jackson and Josephine counties and the cooperation with Oregon Department of Forestry, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Jackson County Emergency Management, and the Jackson County commissioners that enabled the OSFM Red Incident Management Team and task forces to be successful," said State Fire Marshal Jim Walker.

"It's very obvious that all of the emergency response agencies in Jackson and Josephine counties have established a great mutual response system and they use it well."
The Grotto's 90th Anniversary Celebration
The Grotto - 08/13/14
The Grotto will celebrate its 90th Anniversary Sept. 20-21 with two special events.

On Saturday, Sept. 20, a Dinner and Auction will be held at the Multnomah Athletic Club at 5:30 p.m. Guests will also have the opportunity to thank Servite Fr. Jack Topper for his 23 years of service as Executive Director of The Grotto as he steps into his new role as Rector. All proceeds from the event will benefit The Grotto.

On Sunday, Sept. 21, (The Feast of Our Sorrowful Mother), the 90th Anniversary will be celebrated at the noon outdoor Mass in The Grotto Plaza. The Most Reverend Archbishop Alexander K. Sample will preside at The Mass.

The Grotto is a 62-acre Catholic Shrine and sanctuary located at NE 85th and Sandy Blvd. The gardens, shops and chapels are open year round to all. The Grotto, often called an oasis in the city, is a self-supporting non profit. Its beautiful grounds provide a place of solitude, peace and prayer for all people.


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Cambia's Anjie L. Vannoy to Chair 2014 Portland Signature Chefs Auction (Photo)
March of Dimes - 08/13/14
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Cambia Health Solution's Vice President of Internal Audit, Anjie L. Vannoy, has taken on the prestigious role of Chair of the 25th Annual Portland Signature Chefs Auction. This exclusive evening benefits the Greater Oregon March of Dimes and features Oregon chefs showcasing their signature dishes and offering exciting culinary experiences.

As Vice President of Internal Audit at Cambia Health Solutions, Anjie provides leadership and strategic direction for the system of internal control throughout the company. In addition to chairing the Signature Chefs Auction, Anjie also serves as Vice Chair on the March of Dimes Board of Directors.

"As a mother, I understand the need and deeply appreciate the extensive work and research that March of Dimes puts into supporting and promoting healthy babies," said Anjie. "I am very honored to be associated with the nation's leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health."

The 25th Annual Portland Signature Chefs Auction takes place on Wednesday, November 12th at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront. Outstanding chefs prepare samplings of their favorite dish for guests to savor while enjoying locally produced wine and spirits and bidding on the silent auction. The evening culminates with a live auction of spectacular and unique packages donated by the chefs. More information about the event is available at marchofdimes.com/Oregon.

March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Find out what's going on in the Greater Oregon Chapter by visiting OregonMOD.com.


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Emergency Dispatcher Talks Suicidal Person Out of Suicide Attempt
Newberg-Dundee Police Dept. - 08/13/14
On Wednesday August 13, 2014 at about 12:45 am, the Newberg-Dundee Communications center received a call from a suicidal adult male. The male stated that he knew communications into a 911 center were recorded and he wanted to leave a recorded message for his family. The suicidal male refused all other information as to his identity or whereabouts other than to say he had a rope around his neck and was preparing to jump off a bridge.

The Communications Officer began to engage the caller, working to personalize himself to the caller, expressing compassion and concern while also attempting to find the caller's location. At the same time, a second communications officer was working with the phone company to try to locate the caller's location via GPS from the caller's phone while fielding other radio traffic and incoming calls.

The caller continued to be determined about his intentions while refusing to offer details as to his location or identity. However the communications officer continued to earnestly engage the caller. After about 40 minutes, the caller said that he was beginning to re-evaluate his situation. The communications officer spoke to the caller for approximately 50 minutes in total before police were able to locate him.

The caller was subsequently taken to a medical care facility for a mental health evaluation.

The Newberg-Dundee Police Department wants to remind folks that there is help if you are having suicidal thoughts or feelings. In Yamhill County, people are encouraged to call the crisis line at 503-464-7462 during weekdays and 1-800-560-5535 during all other hours. Another resource available, regardless of your location, is 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
CHILD FOUND: Cowlitz Sheriff asks public help locating Mom hiding 1 year old baby. (Photo)
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/13/14
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8-13-14 2:45 p.m. The child, Diamond Moore, was dropped off at the house of a family friend by an unknown woman. The child is in good health and has been turned over to Child Protective Services.

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Cowlitz County Sheriff is asking the public to help locate Christina Char Moore, 30 years, of Longview. Ms. Moore has been ordered to turn over her 1 year old baby, Diamond Lily Moore. The court documents list a concern over the child due to alleged drug use by Ms. Moore.

Christina Moore appeared in court yesterday and was severed a court order requiring her to turn over the child to Child Protective Services today. Ms. Moore failed to appear and is believed to be hiding the child from the court and the Child Protective Services. Her whereabouts are unknown.

Ms. Moore is 5'5" and 145 lbs. Light Brown hair and brown eyes. See Photos attached.

Anyone who has any information about Ms. Moore or her child is encouraged to call the Cowlitz Sheriff's Office at 360-577-3092. Or Crime Stoppers at 360-577-1206.

There is no vehicle associated with Ms. Brown.

Case is A14-2387.


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Motorhome Fire Briefly Closes Westbound Lanes of Interstate 84 east of Mosier (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/13/14
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The westbound lanes of Interstate 84 east of Mosier was briefly closed Wednesday morning while firefighters extinguished a motorhome fire that spread to a grassy area adjacent to the freeway.

According to Sergeant Les Kipper, on August 13, 2014 at approximately 11:10 a.m., an Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife from The Dalles Area Command office came upon a motorhome on fire along the westbound shoulder of Interstate 84 near milepost 72. The motorhome's sole occupant, a 57-year old Hermiston man, had gotten out of the motorhome safely. The fire spread to a grassy area next to the freeway lanes.

Fire personnel from Mosier Fire & Emergency Services and Oregon Department of Forestry responded and quickly extinguished the fire. The motorhome was a total loss.

OSP and ODOT provided traffic control. Both WB lanes of I-84 were closed for about 30 minutes. One lane remained closed for about 2 hours while fire personnel mopped up the area.

Cause of the motorhome fire is unknown.

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Beaverton's Vose Neighborhood Association Committee Hosts Annual Picnic on Aug. 23 (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 08/13/14
The Vose Neighborhood Picnic on Aug. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. features free food, family-friendly games, gift bags for kids, and a special performance by Eartha the Ecological Clown.
The Vose Neighborhood Picnic on Aug. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. features free food, family-friendly games, gift bags for kids, and a special performance by Eartha the Ecological Clown.
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The Vose Neighborhood Association Committee (NAC) hosts the 2014 Vose Neighborhood Picnic on Aug. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Wonderland Park (6400 SW King Boulevard). This year's event features free food, family-friendly games, gift bags for kids, and a special performance by Eartha the Ecological Clown at noon.

"Our neighborhood is one of the most diverse in the city with 36 percent of residents speaking another language besides English, said Penny Douglas, Vose NAC Vice-Chair. "This picnic is a great opportunity for everyone to spend time together and make us a stronger more cohesive community."

The picnic is free and will offer a variety of food choices, including chips, cheese quesadillas, hot dogs, and soda. Seating is limited at the event so residents are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

"This is a great way to bring our community together," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "These picnics are essential in unifying our diverse residents. They're also a delightful way to spend a summer day with family and friends."

Eartha the Ecological Clown will perform at the picnic at noon. The performance is called "Magic of Planet Earth," and will feature live animals, puppets, facts, jokes, and stories to teach children of all ages about endangered species, insects, water, and recycling. One of the stars of the show is an endangered Moluccan Cockatoo named "Major" who will perform bat and bird impressions as well as other tricks.

For more information please contact Penny Douglas, Vose NAC Vice-Chair, at 503-643-2027. To learn more about the Vose NAC, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Vose and like them on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/VoseNeighborhood.

The Vose NAC is one of 11 NACs formally recognized by the City of Beaverton to promote community involvement in city government. It meets on the third Thursday of the month at the Beaverton Community Center (12350 SW Fifth Street). The next meeting is on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. To learn more about Beaverton's NACs, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Neighborhoods, email neighbormail@BeavertonOregon.gov, or call 503-526-2543.

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

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Attached Media Files: The Vose Neighborhood Picnic on Aug. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. features free food, family-friendly games, gift bags for kids, and a special performance by Eartha the Ecological Clown.
Linn Detectives Find Large Marijuana Grow Site (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 08/13/14
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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports on August 12, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., Linn County Detectives arrested Louis Alfonso Arellano-Arellano (47 years of age from Yakima Washington) while he was tending to a large scale marijuana grow operation. The grow operation was located on private timber land owned by Weyerhaeuser Company Inc. in the Lacomb area.

Detectives determined Louis Alfonso Arellano-Arellano was living in and tending to the marijuana grow site. This large marijuana growing operation caused damage to the surrounding land and to the local streams by the cutting of small trees and brush, depositing trash, and littering the area with chemicals and irrigation tubing.

Detectives seized 1,874 marijuana plants from three different growing plots. The grow site contained a hybrid marijuana strain. This type of marijuana plant produces a much smaller and thinner plant by maturing at a faster rate, making the growing season much shorter. The estimated value of the marijuana plants if allowed to reach maturity is approximately $1.8 million.

Louis Alfonso Arellano-Arellano was lodged in the Linn County Jail and was charged with Unlawful Manufacture of Marijuana, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, Criminal Mischief II, Criminal Trespass II, and Littering in or near waterways.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) determined Arellano is in the United States illegally and therefor has placed a hold on him.


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Volunteers of America Day Treatment Alumni provide 200 backpacks to Blazers Boys & Girls Club members
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area - 08/13/14
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro 2014 summer programs will come to a close on August 15th. At the Blazers Boys & Girls Club in northeast Portland's King Neighborhood, Club members and their families will be treated to a variety of activities to include a backpack and school supply distribution, a staff vs. teens basketball game, art projects, the distribution of bike and skateboard helmets, free haircuts and opportunities to win prizes.

As part of their ongoing partnership with the Blazers Club, alumni from Volunteers of America Day Treatment Program will be on hand to distribute 200 backpacks full of school supplies for Club members. The Day Treatment Program is a collaboration with the City of Portland, the Portland Police Bureau, Multnomah County, and other community organizations committed to seeing high-risk adults transition to productive, contributing members of the community. Program alum fundraise year round to purchase the backpacks and supplies.

Blazers Club staff will be providing tours of the Club and registering youth ages six to 18 for the 2014-2015 Boys & Girls Club program year (September - June). Annual membership fees for the Boys & Girls Clubs are $5.

WHO:
Blazers Boys & Girls Club staff & members
Volunteers of America Day Treatment alumni
Legacy Emanuel volunteers
Nike Outlet Store employee volunteers
Tastemakers Hair & Beauty
Rip City Ribs

WHEN: Friday, August 15, 1:00 PM to 4:00 P.M.
Backpack distribution scheduled for 2:45 PM

WHERE:
Blazers Boys & Girls Club
5350 NE MLK JR. Blvd.
503.282.8480
Beaverton Woman Arrested After Leaving Dog in Hot Car (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/13/14
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22 year old, Victoria Nguyen, of Beaverton was cited and released after leaving her dog locked in a vehicle while she went hiking at Silver Falls State Park last Sunday. When deputies arrived to help the dog, it was unresponsive and panting due to the 90 degree heat. Deputy Corey Larned attempted to locate the owner but after no luck he was able to unlock the doors via a slightly cracked window.

According to Deputy Larned he carried the dog to his patrol car where he placed the AC on high and provided the dog water. Deputy Larned stated that within minutes the dog was drinking water and back up on its feet.

Deputy Larned was finally able to locate Ms. Nguyen who stated she had gone hiking and left the dog inside of the vehicle after allowing it to go to the bathroom. It was estimated that the dog had been in the vehicle over two hours, parked in the direct sunlight, in 90 degree heat. Ms. Nguyen was cited and released for Animal Neglect II, a B misdemeanor. The dog was returned to Ms. Nguyen's custody.

According to the American Animal Hospital Association, Cracking the windows doesn't cut it. Your car can become a death trap even on a mild sunny day--and can insidiously raise the car's temperature to well above 120 degrees! Never, ever leave your pet inside the car. If Fido can't come with you when you get out of the car, leave him or her at home.

There is no photograph of Ms. Nguyen available.


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August 20-Crestline teachers set up classrooms with Starbucks volunteers
Evergreen Sch. Dist. - 08/13/14
On August 20, Crestline teachers and staff will get help from local Starbucks employees as they set up their classrooms in the newly completed elementary school. The school, at 13003 SE 7th Street in Vancouver, burned to the ground in February of 2013. Working with local and state officials to accelerate the normal building process, Evergreen Public Schools will open the new school on the same site for students on September 3.

Local Starbucks stores have been supportive of the school from the time of the fire through the rebuilding process. Employees offered to help teachers with the big task of unpacking and setting up classrooms in advance of the school's August 27 community ribbon cutting ceremony, and the September 3 start of school.

MEDIA/PHOTO OP: Check-in at the front of the school (13003 SE 7th Street, Vancouver, WA 98683) between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. for fact sheet, tour information and information on staff/volunteers available for interviews.
Oregon students honored with Workers' Memorial Scholarships
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 08/13/14
(Salem) - Many children in Oregon have faced losing a parent to a workplace death or a life-altering injury. The loss can have a profound effect on a family's ability to finance higher education. The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) Workers' Memorial Scholarship program provides an opportunity to help surviving family members reach their educational goals.

Oregon OSHA, a division of DCBS, will honor recipients of the Workers' Memorial Scholarship during a public ceremony at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Room 260 of the Labor and Industries Building in Salem.

The recipients include:

Marissa Parr, Jefferson
A 2011 graduate of Jefferson High School, Parr is studying social sciences at Willamette University.

Parr's father is wheelchair bound after suffering a debilitating back injury in 1991. Parr is receiving a $1,000 award and is a past scholarship recipient.

Kassandra McCabe, Eugene
McCabe is a 2014 graduate of Marist High School and plans to attend Oregon State University this fall. She hopes to become a surgeon or physical therapist and is majoring in pre-medicine.

McCabe's father became paralyzed and later blind following a logging accident in 2002. She is receiving a $1,250 award.

Two other award recipients want to remain anonymous.

"The award can never replace their loss but it is nice to provide some support to individuals who have suffered a family tragedy," said Oregon OSHA Administrator Michael Wood.

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.

Applicants must be a dependent or spouse of a fatally injured worker, or the dependent or spouse of an Oregon worker who has incurred a permanent total disability and whose claim for workers' compensation benefits has been accepted.

Interest earned on a DCBS fund derived from Oregon OSHA civil fines and penalties funds the awards.

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Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, enforces the state's workplace safety and health rules and works to improve workplace safety and health for all Oregon workers. The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, visit www.orosha.org.
Rogue River Drive Fire Update
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/13/14
Governor Kitzhaber has invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act for the Rogue River Drive Fire burning between Eagle Point and Shady Cove in Jackson County. The OSFM went into unified command with Oregon Department of Forestry at 8:00 a.m. this morning.

The fire started Monday, August 11th and is currently 600 acres.

The OSFM activated elements of the Red Incident Management Team (Incident Commander Scott Magers) and two task forces, Lane County Task Force 1 and Linn-Benton County Task Force 2. Total number of structural resources on-scene or en-route is 37.

OSFM resources are working in partnership with an Oregon Department of Forestry Type III Incident Management Team led by Incident Commander Derek Johnson.

There is a Level III evacuation notice for the Dry Creek area which consists of three homes and two out buildings.

A Level I evacuation notice has been established for the Rogue River Drive area which consists of approximately 115 homes.

More information on Conflagration and Emergency Mobilization is available at OSFM website: http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/SFM/Oregon_Mob_Plan.shtml.
Additional resources on surviving wildfires may be accessed at: http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/SFM/CommEd_WUI.shtml
Vancouver Police Seeking Assistance to Locate Missing Woman (found) (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 08/13/14
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UPDATE:

Missing Person Mariah Gonzalez has been located safe and reunited with her family.

The Vancouver Police Department thanks the community for their invaluable assistance in helping to find her.

*** Update***

Paul Mullins is Mariah Gonzales' boyfriend. A photo of him is also being attached in the event that she may be with him.

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On August 11, 2014, Vancouver Police responded to the 13600 block of NE 67th Street for the report of a missing person, Mariah Gonzales, 22. A relative, who Mariah lives with, informed officers that she had not seen Mariah since August 5. It is not unusual for Mariah to leave for several days and Mariah did leave with a small bag. However, the time frame that she has been gone is longer than normal and she has not checked in since she left, which is also unusual. Mariah has some diminished mental capacity and takes regular medication, which has likely run out.

Mariah is a white female with long, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, 5'5", 150 lbs., with pierced ears and a tattoo of small stars on her upper chest. Her current clothing is unknown.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mariah Gonzales is asked to call 911.



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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.


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Oregon Dept. of Forestry (ODF) fire update - Aug. 13
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/13/14
LARGE FIRES WITHIN ODF PROTECTION

>NEW LARGE FIRES
* Rogue River Drive (SW Oregon): started Monday, the Rogue River Drive fire, located near Shady Cove in Jackson County (15 miles north of Medford), has grown to 600 acres. Nearly 130 structures are currently threatened. Erratic winds in the area have been reported, and Governor Kitzhaber has invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act in response. Cause is under investigation.
* Broady Creek (NE Oregon): started yesterday, this fire is located in steep inaccessible terrain within Joseph Canyon on ODF protected lands. The fire is staffed with rappellers and smoke jumpers, and has been boxed in with retardant. At this time the fire is estimated at 20 acres, resources have checked the spread and are beginning mop-up operations.
* Deer Creek (NE Oregon): fire operations were transferred back to Washington Department of Natural Resources (WDNR). No additional fire growth from yesterday.
* Deep Canyon (NE Oregon): fire operations were transferred back to WDNR. No additional fire growth. Resources are engaged in full scale mop-up.

>UPDATES
(Evacuations are based on a Level 1-2-3 system corresponding to Ready-Set-Go, with Level 1 being the lowest)

>Southwest Oregon
* Beaver Complex: This is the last update on this fire. Klamath-Lake District (most acreage here) and Southwest Oregon District crews have been heavily involved in this ongoing effort. The fire received some rain from the thunderstorms that passed over yesterday afternoon.
* Oregon Gulch Fire: covers 35,147 acres (about 9,500 in California) 15 miles east of Ashland, Oregon, and is 90% contained. More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/ | Fire Information Number: ODF Medford Unit 541-664-3328 | Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/ | Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/ | NWCC - www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx

>Northeast Oregon
* 5 Mile Fire: a 4,524 acre fire is 85% contained. It started Aug. 3 about 2 miles south of Imnaha. More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4048/ | Information Contact Number: 541-432-0119 staffed from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

>Central Oregon
Rain moderated fire behavior yesterday, and firefighters worked to take advantage of wetter conditions.
* South Fork Complex (partially on ODF protected lands): these July 31 lightning caused fires cover 64,883 acres and are 30% contained. A closure is in place on the Malheur and Ochoco National Forests surrounding the fires. More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/ | Fire Information Office Phone: 1-866-347-0636 www.southforkcomplex.blogspot.com | southforkcomplex@gmail.com
* Rowena Fire: A 3,680 acre fire that started August 5, currently 90% contained. All evacuations and road closures have been lifted. Total estimated ODF/OSFM cost: $4.3 million.
More Information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4061/ | Fire Info Hotlines: 971-701-4186 and 971-701-4212, staffed from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm | Twitter: @RowenaFire2014 | Facebook: www.facebook.com/RowenaFire2014 | Register for Wasco County Sheriff's Office Citizen Alert Emergency Notification Program: www.co.wasco.or.us

>FIRES ON OTHER JURISDICTIONS IN OREGON
More information on these fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

>FIRE STATISTICS
Due to heavy firefighting activity our fire statistics have not been updated. They will return when the database has been made current. Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

>OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
ODF maintains a blog at http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/, which includes comprehensive breaking news on wildfires statewide, along with current fire statistics, and a frequently updated Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry. For information on wildfires in other jurisdictions within Oregon, go to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, http://www.nwccweb.us/ and to the national Incident Information System website at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/. Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

>NEWS MEDIA
News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officer, (see below), 24/7 for fire information. The duty officer will call back promptly. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.

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Update: Names Released - Fatal Bicycle-Involved Traffic Crash - Highway 47 north of McMinnville (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/13/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Tuesday afternoon's fatal bicycle-involved traffic crash that occurred along Highway 47 about two miles north of McMinnville. The names of the involved persons and other information is released in this update.

According to Sergeant Brad Hessel, on August 12, 2014 at approximately 5:00 p.m., JUAN HUAPEO GARCIA, age 56, from Carlton, was riding a bicycle along the paved northbound shoulder of Highway 47 near milepost 41. A 1999 Chevrolet van driven by RICHARD KING, age 45, from Carlton, was traveling northbound when KING reportedly fell asleep and struck the bicycle from behind.

HUAPEO GARCIA was ejected from the bike and pronounced deceased at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet.

KING was not injured and is cooperating with investigators. Upon completion of the investigation, OSP will review the details with the Yamhill County District Attorney's office prior to an enforcement decision being made. Driver fatigue is being investigated as a contributing factor. Trooper Nic Cederberg is the lead investigator.

OSP troopers from the McMinnville Area Command office are investigating the fatal crash. OSP is assisted at the scene by Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, Carlton Police Department, McMinnville Fire Department, and ODOT.

The highway was closed about four hours.

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Update: Names & Photos Released - Serious Injury Bicycle-Involved Traffic Crash - Highway 126 east of Powell Butte in Crook County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/13/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Tuesday afternoon's serious injury bicycle-involved traffic crash that occurred along Highway 126 east of Powell Butte in Crook County. The names of the involved persons are released in this update.

On August 12, 2014 at approximately 4:44 p.m., FREDERICK BOUWMAN, age 53, from Ontario, Canada, was riding a KOGA Miyata bicycle westbound along the paved shoulder of Highway 126 near milepost 9 when he was struck from behind by the right front quarter panel and side mirror of a westbound 2003 GMC Sierra pickup driven by NORMAN CHADWICK, age 44, from Powell Butte.

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

CHADWICK was not injured and is cooperating with the investigation. An enforcement decision is pending upon completion of the investigation.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Crook County Sheriff's Office, local fire personnel and ODOT.

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Correction - Update: 89-year-old portland woman uninjured after 80 foot fall down ravine in vehicle (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/13/14
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Correction - Update: The driver of the vehicle is identified as Alva Mae Hurst of Portland, OR. Initially her age was reported as 89 years old, her age is actually 85.

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On August 12, 2014 at 11:37 p.m., deputies from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) were dispatched to the area of SE Division Rd. and SE Troutdale Rd. to investigate a single-vehicle crash. An 89-year-old Portland woman called 911 after her vehicle left the roadway and slid down an 80-foot embankment into a creek bed and heavy brush.

The woman was disoriented and unsure where she was. 911 dispatchers were able to obtain an approximate location for the woman by tracing her cell phone's GPS signal. MCSO deputies, along with other first responders, spent several minutes attempting to locate the woman's vehicle. The darkness and dense forest made it difficult to see the vehicle from the roadway. Deputies eventually heard the woman's car horn and were able to locate her in the wooded area just north of SE Division Rd. and west of SE Troutdale Rd.

Gresham Fire was able to reach the vehicle through a private property off of SE Troutdale Rd., to the north of the creek bed. The woman was extricated, assessed by medical personnel at the scene, and released to a family member.

Local roads were wet from afternoon thunderstorms and the initial investigation indicates that the woman lost control while heading eastbound on SE Division Rd. SE Division Rd. was closed for approximately one hour between SE Troutdale Rd. and SE Williams Rd.

MCSO was assisted by the Troutdale and Gresham Police Departments, the Gresham Fire Department and American Medical Response.


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Sheriff's Office Taking Applications for Citizen's Academy (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/13/14
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The Marion County Sheriff's Office invites you to experience the world from the deputy's perspective. Participants will "cross the yellow line" for a close-up view of what goes on at the heart of the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

Citizens who join our academy will get to experience a behind-the-scenes look at the Marion County courtrooms from a judicial security perspective.

You will walk in the footsteps of arrestees and experience the inner workings of the Marion County Jail. Parole & Probation Deputies will explain the philosophy that guides them in their case management and the programs offered to parolees.

The 2014 Citizen Academy will bring participants into the multi-faceted world of patrolling Marion County. Participants will be exposed to a wide variety of assignments, including Narcotics Detectives, K9 Units,
SWAT, Marine Patrol and Search & Rescue. Participants will have the opportunity to go on a ride-along with a Patrol deputy and experience "the road" first hand.

The academy starts October 10th so get your applications in now! To participate you must be at least 18 years of age and live or work within Marion County. Enrollment is limited and applications are available at http://www.co.marion.or.us/SO/Operations/programs/CitizenAcademy.htm or by calling 503-588-7981.


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Vancouver Urban Forestry seeks tree enthusiasts for NeighborWoods Program
City of Vancouver - 08/13/14
Vancouver, Wash. - Love trees? Vancouver Urban Forestry invites you to share the enthusiasm by becoming part of the City's NeighborWoods Program.

NeighborWoods Stewards receive free education from local arboriculture experts on a variety of tree-related topics including: tree identification, tree biology, proper tree care, Vancouver tree regulations, tree planting, native trees and shrubs, and the overall benefits of trees. Stewards then serve as liaisons to their neighborhood associations, providing tree-related advice and conducting tree plantings or tree-related educational projects in their neighborhoods.

The next NeighborWoods training sessions will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. every Thursday, from Sept. 25 through Nov. 6, at City Hall, 415 W. Sixth St. Participants must register in advance and attend every session. Participation is limited to the first 20 applicants.

Applications are available upon request by calling 360-487-8308 or emailing urbanforestry@cityofvancouver.us. Applications may also be downloaded from the City's website at www.cityofvancouver.us/urbanforestry, through the NeighborWoods link.

Involved citizens are the key to growing and maintaining a healthy urban forest. According to a recent canopy study, 67 percent of Vancouver's existing tree canopy is on private property. More than two-thirds of Vancouver's trees are cared for by private property owners.

Vancouver's Urban Forestry Program, part of the city's Department of Public Works, provides education and help to local residents and businesses by encouraging the proper planting, watering, pruning and long-term care of trees, which reduce stormwater runoff and pollutants and create a more livable, growing community.

NeighborWoods is coordinated by Vancouver's Urban Forestry program in partnership with Friends of Trees, Clark Public Utilities, Teragan & Associates, Arborscape, and Collier Arbor Care.

For information or questions, call 360-487-8308, email urbanforestry@cityofvancouver.us or visit the Urban Forestry website at www.cityofvancouver.us/urbanforestry.

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-32 Fugitive (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/13/14
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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to locate a fugitive in a shooting investigation.

31-year-old Robert Jay James Jr. has a felony warrant for Attempted Aggravated Murder in connection with a May 2014 shooting in Portland, Oregon.

This investigation started on May 2, 2014, at 3:45 a.m., when officers responded to the report of a shooting at a residence in the 8400 block of Southeast Brooklyn Street. The 31-year-old victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the shooting.

Detectives learned that the shooting occurred at the suspect's residence during a dice game and were able to determine that James was the suspect in the shooting.

James is described as an African American male, 5'11" tall, and 195 pounds. Investigators believe James has relatives in Portland and Las Vegas, Nevada.

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

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

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

Investigator:
Detective Todd Prosser
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-9320
todd.prosser@portlandoregon.gov

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Free Child Safety Seat Clinic
Beaverton Police Department - 08/13/14
The Beaverton Police Department in a partnership with Safe Kids Washington County will be conducting a free child car seat clinic on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Kuni Collision Center located at 3725 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005. The clinic will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This clinic is designed to teach parents and caregivers how to properly install and use a child safety seat. A properly installed and used child safety seat will greatly decrease the chance of your child sustaining a serious or life threating injury during a motor vehicle crash.

One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Each year thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. The proper use of car seats helps keep children safe. But with so many different car seats on the market, it's no wonder parents find this overwhelming.

The type of car seat your child needs depends on several things, including your child's age, size and the type of vehicle you have. It is important that you read the owner's manual for your vehicle and the instructions that came with the car seat you purchased.

The best car seat is the one that you will use properly. This is what we hope to teach you when you come to one of our car seat clinics. The uses of safety belts and child safety seats have been proven to greatly reduce your chances of sustaining serious injuries during a motor vehicle crash.

A certified technician will help parents and caregivers learn to install and use their child safety restraints properly. No appointment is required just drop by during the event. Each car seat check will take about 30 minutes.

http://www.safekids.org/coalition/safe-kids-washington-county-0
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Community Will Gather to Help Abused Children (Photo)
Children's Center - 08/13/14
Children's Center is located at 1713 Penn Lane in Oregon City
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Children's Center will host its third-annual Healing Garden Gala on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the Center (1713 Penn Lane, Oregon City 97045).

A silent auction, open house style tours, and dinner begin at 6:00pm and will feature live music and a hosted bar. Beginning at 8:00pm, guests will enjoy a live auction, including items such as a one week stay in Mexico, an Airstream getaway, and Hawaiian vacation. The program includes speaker Karen Harrison, child abuse survivor and prevention advocate, and special guest Steve Dunn of KATU Channel 2 News.

Presenting sponsor is Airstream Adventures Northwest, and gold sponsors include NW Natural, Opus Events Agency, Providence Health & Services, Reliable Credit, and Structured Communications.

This premier Clackamas County event allows community members throughout the region to unite on behalf of abused and neglected children. Tickets cost $100 each and sponsorship levels are available beginning at $1,000. Receipt of RSVP and payment by September 5th ensures your seat at this event. Register online at www.childrenscenter.cc.

If you would like to attend the gala or support the event as a sponsor, please contact Shauna Lugar at 503-655-7725 or shauna@childrenscenter.cc.


Attached Media Files: Children's Center is located at 1713 Penn Lane in Oregon City
Public Alert: Ongoing Scam Affecting Utility Customers in Willamette Valley
Portland Police Bureau - 08/13/14
The Portland Police Bureau and Portland General Electric want community members to be aware of an ongoing nation-wide telephone scam targeting utility customers.

Members of the community are being targeted by a telephone scam in which customers are being contacted by someone claiming to be with their utility, or a collection agency working on behalf of the utility.

These scammers are telling customers that they are past due on their account and need to pay immediately or their service will be disconnected. Customers are directed to purchase a Green Dot, MoneyPak or Vanilla Reload prepaid credit card and call the scammer back with the credit card number. As soon as the scammer obtains the serial number off of the pre-paid card, they are able to transfer funds into their own account.

Several customers have become victims of the scam and have lost hundreds and thousands of dollars.

These callers have no known access to any confidential utility customer information. They will often target non-native English speakers in the community, including businesses.

PGE will never ask you to buy a pre-paid credit card to pay your bill.

PGE employees do not accept payment over the phone.

If you question the authenticity of a call asking for payment, hang up and contact your local utility directly; PGE customers can call customer service at 503-228-6322 or 800-542-8818.

Tips to help avoid becoming a victim to this scam include:

* Never give personal or financial information to an unsolicited caller or email.
* Be suspicious of callers who demand immediate payment for any reason.
* Utility companies and government agencies will never contact you for payment by GreenDot, MoneyPak or Vanilla Reload.
* Remember that anyone who has the number on a prepaid card has access to the funds on your card.
* Never wire money, provide debit or credit card numbers to a stranger.

MoneyPak/Green Dot and Vanilla Reload have online tools to allow purchasers to request a refund if the scammer has not yet cashed the card.

For more information, please visit https://www.moneypak.com/refundrequest.aspx for MoneyPak/Green Dot and https://www.vanillareload.com/index.php/refund for Vanilla Reload.

If you are a resident of Portland and fall victim to these scammers with financial loss, you are encouraged to file a report by calling the Portland Police Bureau's Non-Emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

Resources are available for consumers to avoid becoming victims of scams and fraud at the Oregon Department of Justice. Information can be found online at: http://www.doj.state.or.us/consumer/pages/index.aspx

About Portland General Electric Company: Portland General Electric, headquartered in Portland, Ore., is a fully integrated electric utility that serves approximately 838,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Oregon.

Visit their website at www.portlandgeneral.com

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Mill Creek Correctional Facility inmate Jerry Teixeira back in custody (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 08/13/14
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An inmate who walked away August 9, 2014, from Mill Creek Correctional Facility in Salem is now in custody in the Marion County Correctional Facility.

Law enforcement officials arrested Jerry Teixeira and his accomplice Lacy Evans on Tuesday evening at approximately 10:38 p.m. in Stayton.

Teixeira entered DOC custody on October 1, 2013, on two counts of burglary in the second degree, one count of possession of methamphetamine, one count of delivering methamphetamine, and one count of felon in possession of a firearm out of Marion County. His earliest release date is September 5, 2015.

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Portland Fire & Rescue responds to duplex fire
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/13/14
Firefighters were dispatched to a fire (1136 NE 72ND ave) at 12:42 am. A neighbor called 911 after seeing flames coming from the roof of a nearby duplex. After verifying that all of the occupants were out of the units, firefighters attacked the fire from the outside, knocking down the bulk of it. Fire crews then went inside and opened up the ceiling and the attic spaces to extinguish the remaining fire. No one was injured during this fire.

The fire was caused by a faulty attic fan and damaged has been assessed at $10,000.
Detectives Arrest Overlook Neighborhood Robbery, Sex Assault Suspect (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/13/14
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On Tuesday August 12, 2014, Portland Police detectives arrested 18-year-old Alex Francisco-Sebastion in connection with an August 4, 2014 sexual assault and an August 8, 2014 robbery in North Portland's Overlook Neighborhood.

Francisco-Sebastion met with detectives voluntarily on Tuesday morning and, after additional investigation, was arrested by Sex Crimes Unit detectives.

Francisco-Sebastion was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Rape in the First Degree, Sodomy in the First Degree (two counts), Strangulation, Attempted Kidnapping in the First Degree, Robbery in the Second Degree, and Strangulation.

This investigation began on Monday August 4, 2014, at approximately 10:30 p.m., when North Precinct officers responded to the report of a sexual assault that occurred in North Portland's Overlook Neighborhood.

Officers met with the 54-year-old female victim at her home and she told police that she was walking her dogs near the grounds of the Kaiser Permanente offices at North Overlook Street and Kaiser Center Drive, when a suspect approached her, talked with her briefly, then pulled her into the bushes where she was sexually assaulted.

The victim was able to walk home and call 9-1-1. She was treated and released at a Portland hospital.

Several officers, including a Canine Unit, searched the area but did not locate the suspect. Sex Crimes Unit detectives immediately began an investigation.

On Friday August 8, 2014, at 9:30 p.m., a North Precinct officer was flagged down near the Failing Street Pedestrian Bridge over I-5, located at North Failing Street and Maryland Avenue, on the report that a person was robbed of an iPhone.

The victim described the suspect to the officer and stated that the suspect was last seen running eastbound across the bridge.

Officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description. The officers did, however, track the stolen iPhone to the general area of a residence in the 4700 block of North Kerby Avenue and spoke to several people at the home.

The officer taking the report contacted Sex Crimes Unit detectives late Friday evening and shared information learned from the investigation that helped develop Alex Francisco-Sebastion as a person-of-interest in both cases.

Detectives worked through the weekend to further the investigation, resulting in Tuesday's arrest.

Detectives served search warrants at residences in the 4600 block of North Commercial in connection with this investigation.

Francisco-Sebastion will be arraigned on Wednesday in Multnomah County Court.

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**Updated** - Missing & Endangered 16 year old - Located
FBI - Oregon - 08/12/14
9:20 pm update from Bremerton PD

The two runaways have been located in Kelso, WA. Kelso PD has medics checking out Ariel now. Parents are on their way to Kelso to pick up the kids. Please let the public know that we are no longer searching for the kids. Thanks for all the help.
Sgt Kevin Crane


5:00 pm update from Bremerton PD

There is an unconfirmed signting of Ariel Luddington and Alex Pequignot as recently as 1 pm on Monday, August 11th in downtown Portland.

4:45 pm update from Bremerton PD

The Bremerton Police Department has reached out and asked for assistance from the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in their search for missing 16 year old Ariel Luddington. Ariel Luddington left her residence late Thursday night or early Friday morning and she is with her 17 year old boyfriend, who has also been reported as a runaway.

Detectives have confirmed Ariel and Alex have left the area and are going South, likely to be in Oregon at this time. Ariel appears to have cut her hair, removed her eye glasses and removed the bandage around the Vein Pick/Port in her right arm.

Ariel is described as a 16 year old white female, approximately 4'-09" in height, 100 lbs in weight, light brown hair, blue eyes. Ariel is in need of immediate medical attention. Ariel has stitches on her right temple and a vein pick/port in her right bicep. Ariel may appear to slur her speech and stagger when she walks. Ariel's left foot is turned inward as she walks.

Ariel is with her boyfriend of one year, Alex Pequignot. Below is a surveillance photo confirming Ariel and Alex were together in Southern Washington on Sunday. Both Ariel and Alex have been entered into a national law enforcement data base.

If anyone has information on their whereabouts, we are asking them to please contact 911 or the Bremerton Police Department at 360-473-5228 or 360-473-5220.



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Below, please find a press release from the Bremerton (Washington) Police Department concerning a missing and endangered 16-year-old, Ariel Luddington. Ariel is believed to be currently in or may have traveled through the Portland area in the past few days. She may be traveling with her boyfriend, Alex Pequignot. Ariel has medical concerns that need immediate attention.

If anyone has information about Ariel Luddington's travels or current whereabouts, they are asked to call the Bremerton Police Department or their local FBI office. In Portland, that number is (503) 224-4181.

Media inquiries should be directed to Bremerton Sgt. Kevin Crane at 360-473-5480.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 11, 2014

Contact: Bremerton Police Department
Sergeant Kevin Crane (360-473-5480)


Endangered Missing Juvenile

The Bremerton Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating a 16 year old East Bremerton girl. Ariel A. Luddington left her residence late Thursday night or early Friday morning and her whereabouts are unknown at this time.

Ariel is described as a 16 year old white female, approximately 4'-09" in height, 100 lbs in weight, long light brown hair, blue eyes and wears glasses. Ariel is in need of immediate medical attention. Ariel has stitches on her right temple and a vein pick in her right bicep. Ariel may appear to slur her speech and stagger when she walks.

Ariel is possibly with her boyfriend of one year, Alex Pequignot. Police have attempted to locate Alex with negative results. Below are photographs of Ariel and Alex.

If anyone has seen either Alex or Ariel, or has information on their whereabouts, we are asking them to please contact the Bremerton Police Department at 360-473-5228 or 360-473-5220.
Local firefighters and Life Flight Network to train at Kelso airport
Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue - 08/12/14
Kelso- Firefighters from Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue will be training with Life Flight Network on Wednesday August 13th at the Southwest Washington Regional Airport (SWRA) starting at 7pm, weather permitting. Life Flight Network crew will land one of their helicopters and will show firefighters the capabilities they offer. Firefighters will also learn and review proper loading techniques of patients from their gurneys into the helicopter, setting up adequate landing zones, and what hazards to watch out for during the landing and the transfer. Firefighters will also learn, in the coming months, more about aircraft that travel through the Southwest Washington Regional Airport and how to mitigate incidents at this location.

Built on a former 1930's dairy farm, SWRA meets the regional criteria by serving a large community or multiple communities (population of 5,000 or 400,000). It has the ability to accommodate aircraft with a maximum takeoff weight over 12,500, a jet capable runway (at least 4,000 feet in length), low visibility approach, and has jet fuel available at the Airport. 


According to the Master Planning effort conducted in 2011, the number of aircraft based at the Airport has fluctuated over the years, between 70 to 100 aircraft, and has an Airport reference code of B-1. The reference code, set forth by FAA, reflects the operating aircraft that most regularly use the Airport (those which generate 500 or more itinerant operations per year) is the Beech King Air. The Airport additionally has tie downs available for Aircraft and approximately 70 hangars that are for Aviation use.

Life Flight Network offers air and ground transport across the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West. EMS helicopters typically operate within a 150-mile radius of its base, but have the capability to fly longer distances. The range of each Rotor-wing based aircraft is approximately 300 nautical miles without refueling. Life Flight Network operates a ground ambulance in Longview, WA and ground units in Boise and Eagle, ID.

Fixed-wing aircraft can transport patients throughout the nation. Life Flight Network aircraft are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.
Life Flight Network is a medical transport service provided by a consortium of Oregon Health & Science University, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, and Providence Health & Services - Oregon. All are dedicated to improving patient outcomes by providing helicopter, fixed-wing, and ground ambulance support to seriously ill or injured patients in a safe and timely manner.

Life Flight Network offers a Membership Program designed to benefit patients who are transported by Life Flight Network under medically necessary circumstances. If a patient is a Member, Life Flight Network will accept an insurance settlement (if any) as payment in full. Life Flight Network Membership benefits do not include any coverage for ground ambulance transportation associated with the flight unless it is completed by a Life Flight Network ground ambulance. Life Flight Network transports patients on the basis of medical need, not membership status.
Rotor-wing bases are located in:
Aurora, Eugene, Ontario, La Grande, Redmond and Pendleton, Oregon
Longview and Dallesport, Washington
Boise, Lewiston, Pocatello, Coeur d'Alene and Sandpoint, Idaho, Butte, Montana

More information about Life Flight Network can be found at: www.lifeflight.org
For additional information regarding Southwest Washington Regional Airport, EAA and Civil Air Patrol contact the Airport Management Office at (360) 261-8268 or visit: www.southwestwaregionalairport.com.
Update: Name Released - Woman Arrested After Attempt to Elude on Interstate 5 in Southern Oregon (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/12/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers arrested a 22-year old female Tuesday afternoon following her attempt to elude police northbound on Interstate 5 between Central Point and Sunny Valley. The attempt to elude ended when OSP troopers stopped her vehicle using a tactical vehicle intervention (TVI) technique.

On August 12, 2014 at approximately 12:31 p.m., OSP Southern Command Center dispatch received a citizen's driving complaint of a recklessly driven passenger car northbound on Interstate 5 in the Medford area. A trooper set up north of Central Point near milepost 34 and spotted a similar looking vehicle traveling at 88 mph. The trooper attempted to stop the speeding vehicle, a Dodge Avenger, which accelerated at over 100 mph.

Approaching a highway work zone near milepost 40, the eluding vehicle nearly ran a motorcyclist off the freeway. For safety reasons, the trooper terminated his attempt to stop the vehicle but continued driving northbound in case he came across it stopped in the work zone.

Troopers from the Grants Pass work site headed to the freeway where a trooper spotted the vehicle near milepost 56. A trooper attempted to deploy spike strips in the area but the driver avoided the strips and sped up again to over 100 mph. During the next several miles the vehicle continued recklessly, passing other motorists on both shoulders at high speeds.

Approaching milepost 70 near Sunny Valley, two commercial trucks occupied both northbound lanes traveling about 35 mph caused the eluding vehicle to slow down. The troopers deployed a TVI maneuver causing the vehicle to spin and stop on a curb near the end of a freeway on ramp.

At approximately 1:26 p.m., OSP troopers and Josephine County Sheriff's Office arrested the female driver without further incident.

GABRIELLA R. SUISSA, age 22, from Rockville, California, was transported back to Jackson County Jail where she was lodged on the following charges:

* Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
* Recklessly Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person

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Port and city collaborate on waterfront utilities project
Port of Vancouver - 08/12/14
VANCOUVER, Wash. - During the regularly scheduled August 12 meeting, the Port of Vancouver's Board of Commissioners authorized CEO Todd Coleman to execute a public works contract with Nutter Corporation for utility work that will serve multiple properties along Vancouver's waterfront. The infrastructure improvements are a joint effort between the port, the city of Vancouver and Columbia Waterfront LLC (CWLLC).

"I spent a tremendous amount of time considering whether or not to support this agreement," said port Commissioner Nancy Baker. "But in the end, I determined that this is my city as well as my port, and if this project will benefit all of us, then I'll vote yes."

The contract, with a not to exceed amount of $850,950, is considered Phase One of an overall project to install roadway, stormwater, sewer and water infrastructure that will serve six waterfront parcels owned by the port and properties owned by CWLLC. The port's portion of the utilities project costs is $419,821, with the city and CWLLC paying the balance.

The contract includes installation of deep stormwater, sanitary sewer and water lines for Columbia Street and the future corridors of Columbia Way and Esther and Grant Streets.

Because the deep stormwater and sewer work must be done when groundwater levels are relatively low, installation of these utilities will occur during the late summer and early fall of 2014. Remaining phases of the project, including construction of Columbia Way, will be completed in 2015 by the city of Vancouver.

Utility and roadway construction allows both CWLLC to move forward with development of its proposed waterfront project and better positions the port to explore next steps in the development of more than 13 acres of port property located adjacent to and east of the CWLLC project.

Specifics on the responsibilities of each partner in this project are codified in a Project Agreement made possible through an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) entered into by the city and the port in late 2012. The IGA created a mechanism for the two public agencies to work together on economic development projects, planning and communication services in the most efficient manner possible.

"I want to commend the Commission on staying the course on its commitment to support the city's waterfront development," said port CEO Todd Coleman. "We helped shape the vision, and our board has been steadfast in their willingness to provide the leadership and investments necessary to create a viable, vibrant waterfront. Today's action is just one more catalyst in turning this vision into reality."

Collaboration between the port and the city on the future of our community's waterfront has been ongoing since the port was established in 1912, starting with industrial and business development at the port's Terminal 1, which is currently home to the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay. The most recent effort, the redevelopment of the Boise Cascade property, began in 2006 when the port agreed to fast-track a portion of its West Vancouver Freight Access project to allow the project to move forward. The port's $16 million investment in new rail infrastructure, including underpasses at Grant and Esther streets, provided continued rail access to area industrial businesses, which was necessary to complete the transfer of the Boise Cascade property to CWLLC.

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The Port of Vancouver USA is one of the major ports on the Pacific Coast, and its competitive strengths include available land, versatile cargo handling capabilities, vast transportation networks, a skilled labor force and an exceptional level of service to its customers and community. For more information, please visit us at www.portvanusa.com.
Hillsboro Police Clarify Suspect Information
Hillsboro Police Dept. - 08/12/14
Beginning in the month of May, Hillsboro PD was investigating a series of pharmacy robberies that occurred in the cities of Hillsboro and Beaverton over a period of 43 days.

A gun was seen or intimated in each of those robberies, and officers were concerned about an escalating threat of violence.
On July 4, 2014, officers arrested Adam Michael Horstman, age 28, of Gaston in connection with those robberies. Mr. Horstman was lodged at the Washington County Jail on suspicion of multiple robberies.

On July 9, 2014, Mr. Horstman was released from jail as the Washington County District Attorney dismissed the case pending additional investigation. After further investigation, Hillsboro Police determined that Shawn Michael Simmons, age 29, of Beaverton was the primary suspect in the listed string of robberies. Simmons was arrested on July 24, 2014 for the robberies and lodged at the Washington County Jail.

The District Attorney did pursue charges against Simmons, and he was indicted by a Washington County Grand Jury on July 28, 2014 on multiple charges related to the pharmacy robberies.

Based on the facts gleaned from the investigation, it has been determined that Mr. Horstman was not involved in the string of robberies.

No further information is currently available at this time regarding this case.

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Beaverton Mayor and Police Chief Visit With Public at the City Library on Aug. 13
City of Beaverton - 08/12/14
WHAT: Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle and Chief of Police Geoff Spalding discuss the city's plan to repurpose old city hall into a new public safety center.

WHERE: Beaverton City Library (12375 SW 5th Street).

WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m.

WHO: Mayor Denny Doyle, along with the Chief of Police, Geoff Spalding.

WHY: Mayor Doyle and Chief of Police, Geoff Spalding will hold a tabling event to discuss any questions or concerns regarding the Renew for Our Blue plan.

Mayor Denny Doyle and Chief of Police, Geoff Spalding, will hold a tabling event at Beaverton City Library (12375 SW 5th Street on Wed., Aug. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. to discuss City Council's decision to refer a $35 million bond measure in November. The measure would allow the city to repurpose old city hall into a public safety center.

"Establishing a public safety center is a top priority," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "Consolidating the police, emergency management, and court facilities into one secure location is long overdue. This repurposed building will serve our community long into the future--this is an investment."

During the tabling, the Mayor and Chief of Police will discuss the November election where residents can vote on the Renew for Our Blue project. The public is invited to this informal event and are encouraged to ask questions throughout the discussion.

"The city's police and emergency management teams have been making do in multiple buildings across the city," said Mayor Doyle. "Consolidating police, emergency management, and court facilities into one building is a priority to share with voters this November."

The plan to remodel the Griffith Drive building took hold after the City Council's decision to move city administrative services to the Beaverton Building at The Round.
"It's critical that all of our department's primary functions are all under one roof," said Chief of Police, Geoff Spalding, on the need for a renewed Public Safety Center. "And an office building is not suitable for the needs of a police facility."

For more information, please visit www.renewforourblue.com.

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

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Facebook Post Results in Arrest of Sweet Home Man for Animal Abuse (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 08/12/14
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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports that his deputies have arrested a Sweet Home man for animal abuse. Brandon Earl Clark, 27-years old, was arrested for the crime of Animal Abuse I, for causing serious injury to a five year old male gray and white Pit Bull mix dog.

The dog's owner was identified as Cameron Wade Clark, 23-years old of Sweet Home and is the brother of Brandon Clark.

On August 5, 2014, Linn County Sheriff's Office Animal Control received a complaint saying they had learned through a Facebook post that a dog had to be put down by its owner due to injuries it received from being thrown to the ground.

On August 6, 2014, deputies responded to the 28000 block of Scott Mountain Rd in Sweet Home and spoke with Cameron Clark. Cameron told deputies that on August 4, his brother Brandon was angry at his dog when it nipped another dog while it was eating. Brandon picked up the dog and slammed it to the ground causing the back and hips to break. Cameron told deputies the dog was so severely injured he felt it was best to put it down.

Deputies then contacted Brandon, who also lives at the residence. Brandon admitted to deputies he threw the dog to the ground. He said the dog's hips and back appeared to be broken and it was unable to walk. Brandon told deputies he tried to give the dog some water but it started vomiting.

Brandon Clark was arrested and transported to the Linn County jail for Animal Abuse I.

Sheriff Riley said this is the second arrest his office has made for animal abuse within a week. He would like to remind people if they are unable to properly care for their dog or wish to give it up for adoption to please call Linn County Animal Control at 541.967.3925.


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Forest Grove Transit Service Celebrates a Successful First Year (Photo)
Ride Connection - 08/12/14
Photo caption: Driver, Paul Davis, takes a quick break from his route to pose with Kathy Karppinen, long-time Forest Grove resident and GroveLink regular.
Photo caption: Driver, Paul Davis, takes a quick break from his route to pose with Kathy Karppinen, long-time Forest Grove resident and GroveLink regular.
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Just one year ago, Ride Connection was busy finalizing the route and schedule for what is now known to locals as GroveLink. The city worked with Ride Connection to start the service in record time for the start of the 2013-14 school year. "I remember things were a bit harried as we closed in on our target start date," says Julie Wilcke, Chief Operating Officer for Ride Connection. "Everything was happening at the same time: ordering buses, choosing the name and designing the logo, hiring drivers...it was exciting and it's what we love to do."

Ride Connection has been designing transportation programs for the tri-county area for over 25 years. The nonprofit organization primarily works to create accessible transportation for seniors and people with disabilities and has a long history of involving the people it serves in its planning.

"The people in Forest Grove have given us an incredibly warm reception," says Lydia Corran, Outreach and Development Manager, "They are an incredibly engaged group and beyond that, they understand that transit adds value to the community - it provides access to jobs, education, and medical treatment and it boosts traffic to local businesses." Transit also makes a city attractive, offering incentive to new and relocating businesses as well as potential home buyers and builders.

GroveLink has seen impressive exponential growth in ridership since it started with a current average of 120 riders per day. GroveLink users are varied, hopping on the bus to get to work, school, and local businesses. Two buses run three routes through the city on weekdays: the early morning and afternoon employment loop serving Viasystems and 24th Avenue businesses, the east loop, and the west loop.

Currently, Ride Connection is working with the city and with businesses to learn more about how they use GroveLink, if at all. "We see many commuters connecting to and from TriMet's line 57. We know there are residents who commute within Forest Grove and we want GroveLink to be a viable option for those people," says Elyse Brouhard, Transportation Coordinator. "Engaging the business community will allow us to increase ridership and be even more useful to the residents here."

Come celebrate with Ride Connection as they celebrate GroveLink's One-Year Anniversary on Tuesday, August 19th. Light refreshments will be set up from 6:30am-10:30am at the Main & University stop and the Pacific Avenue (Safeway) stop along with brochures and fun little giveaways.

For a map and schedule, visit: http://www.rideconnection.org/ride/services/grovelinktransit.aspx or pick one up at the Forest Grove Library, Safeway, or City Hall.

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About
Ride Connection is a private non-profit focused on transportation options for all. While Ride Connection primarily serves people with disabilities and older adults, the organization works to serve the entire Portland metro area with reliable transportation where needed. We coordinate and provide transportation options; from public transit training to grocery shopping shuttles, we help make sure people get where they need to go.
Ride Connection is important to our community and to each individual it serves because mobility opens doors. It allows a person to be an independent, active member of their community and it offers a way to access life's essentials like nutrition, healthcare, and social interaction.


Attached Media Files: Photo caption: Driver, Paul Davis, takes a quick break from his route to pose with Kathy Karppinen, long-time Forest Grove resident and GroveLink regular.
Sheriff's Office investigating homicide of unidentified male between Wilsonville/Aurora; tips sought (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/12/14
Photo isolating distinctive cross design found on victim
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Please reference CCSO Case # 14-21883

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the homicide of an unidentified adult male, found in a field in the area of NE Arndt Rd and Hwy. 551 between Wilsonville and Aurora.

The Medical Examiner's Office performed an autopsy, and determined the unidentified male died from a gunshot wound.

The Sheriff's Office is actively seeking tips from the public.

On Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, Sheriff's Office Patrol deputies responded to a citizen's report of a dead body. The subject was located by fire and police personnel and confirmed to be deceased.

Detectives from the Sheriff's Office and personnel from the Medical Examiner's Office were called out to investigate.

The deceased subject is described as an adult, Hispanic male in his 20s or 30s. The victim is about 5'3" tall and weighs about 180 lbs. He was wearing an Army camo print t-shirt, blue jeans, and black-and-orange Nike-brand sneakers. He also had a distinctive cross with blue stones on a neck chain.

A photo isolating the distinctive cross design is attached to this release.

TIPS SOUGHT

Anyone with information concerning this crime is encouraged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp Please reference CCSO Case # 14-21883.

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OSP Fish & Wildlife Division Asks for Public's Help in Investigation of Cow Elk Poaching & Waste - Elliott State Forest in Coos County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/12/14
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The Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division from the Coos Bay office is asking for the public's help in locating the person(s) responsible for the unlawful killing and waste of a cow elk found on Buck Ridge Road in the Elliott State Forest in Coos County.

On August 11, 2014, OSP Fish & Wildlife Trooper Ryan Keeler began an investigation following the discovery of a dead cow elk located by bear hunters in a clear cut on Buck Ridge Road in the Elliott State Forest. Evidence at the scene indicates the cow elk was shot once through the front shoulder within the last couple days. Whoever shot the elk did not remove any meat and left it to waste.

A reward is being offered through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) Program, administered through the Oregon Hunters Association, for any information that leads to the arrest in this case. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Trooper Keeler at (541) 888-2677 ext. 243, or the TIP hotline at 1-800-452-7888. Information may be kept anonymous.

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Impaired Driving using alcohol or drugs is illegal
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/12/14
Law Enforcement will do their part with extra DUI Patrols from August 15-September 1, 2014

Clark County, WA - Law enforcement will conduct extra DUI patrols in Clark County from Aug. 15-Sept. 1, 2014. Strict enforcement of impaired driving laws combined with public education is a proven method for reducing fatalities and serious injury crashes.

This year extra patrols in Clark County as well as across the state of Washington, will be out looking for impaired drivers. Law enforcement will be patrolling on county roads, city streets and state highways during this period.

However, law enforcement officers can't do it alone. We are encouraging everyone to do their part during these last few days of summer to prevent an impaired driver from getting behind the wheel. Call a cab. Call a friend. Take their keys! Please do not ride with someone who might be impaired!

This is why officers from Battle Ground, Camas, La Center, Vancouver and Washougal Police Departments, the Clark County Sheriff's Office and the Washington State Patrol will commit extra patrol hours to make the roadways safer for everyone. These efforts are part of Washington's Strategic Highway Safety Plan to reduce traffic fatalities to zero by the year 2030.

The Clark County Target Zero Traffic Safety Task Force organizes and supports this enforcement effort. They urge you to join the team to prevent impaired driving.

For additional information about the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, visit www.wtsc.wa.gov.
Benton County Sheriff's Office conducts DUII/Seatbelt Saturation Enforcement around Labor Day
Benton Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/12/14
The Benton County Sheriff's Office, along with other regional law enforcement agencies, will be participating in extra DUII saturation patrol and enforcement surrounding the Labor Day weekend, August 15, through September 2, 2014. There will also be extra patrol and enforcement concerning seatbelt laws with an emphasis on child seats, texting and speeding between August 25 through September 7, 2014. This is to coincide with the nationwide "Click It or Ticket" mobilization promoted by USDOT's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Benton County Sheriff's Office already actively patrols for these crimes, and violations but this is extra enforcement added to target these offenses.

Driver impairment and speeding are the most common causes of injury crashes. Oregon's DUII enforcement program is committed to reducing the amount of crashes and impaired drivers on our roadways by keeping them off the roadway and arresting them when they choose to drive. For more info on impaired driving, visit www.StopImpairedDriving.com.

There were 997 child passengers under age eight injured or killed last year in Oregon motor vehicle crashes. Twelve of these children were confirmed to be riding totally unrestrained. Among four to eight year olds who by law should be riding in restraints designed for children, one in three was restrained with an adult belt system. Safety belts reduce fatality risk by 45 to 60%. Child car seats reduce the likelihood of infants under 1 year old being killed in a crash by 71 percent and the fatal risk for toddlers aged 1 to 4 by 54 percent, and 58 and 59 percent for infants and toddlers in SUVS, pickups and vans.

According to NHTSA, 3 out of 4 Children's Safety Seats are not used correctly. 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.

For help with child seats or additional information, refer to the seat manufacturer's instructions, vehicle owner's manual, local child seat fitting station, or call ACTS Oregon Child Safety Seat Resource Center at 877-793-2608. A list of fitting stations can be found at: http://www.nhtsa.gov/apps/cps/index.htm or at http://oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources.
Update: Name & Photos - Minor Injury Truck Crash - Highway 20 near Eddyville (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/12/14
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Highway 20 near Eddyville is restricted to one lane while the scene of an overturned truck and trailer is being cleared. The truck driver received minor injuries and Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation.

On August 12, 2014 at approximately 8:30 a.m., a 2007 Kenworth truck pulling a trailer loaded with garbage driven by JOHN GRIGSBY, age 49, from Newport, was traveling eastbound on Highway 20 near milepost 23. As the truck negotiated through a curve, the truck and trailer traveled off the highway and overturned on a bordering property.

GRIGSBY was extricated by Toledo Fire Department personnel. GRIGSBY was transported by Pac West Ambulance to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital for treatment of minor injuries and later released. He was driving for Dahl Disposal Service.

ODOT is still on scene helping coordinate cleanup of spilled debris and removal of overturned truck and trailer. Traffic updates TripCheck.com.

OSP troopers from the Newport Area Command office are investigating the cause of the crash. Enforcement action is pending.

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Beaverton City Library Invites Public to 'End of Summer Reading' Lawn Party on Wednesday, Aug. 13
City of Beaverton - 08/12/14
The Beaverton City Library is hosting its annual 'End of Summer Reading Lawn Party' on Wednesday, Aug. 13 on the South Library lawn (12375 SW 5th Street) from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

"With summer coming to an end, we want to celebrate all the hard work the children have put in," said Abigail Elder, library director. "This event promises to be a great time for children and a wonderful opportunity to spend time with the family."

The event is free to the public. The library encourages families to bring their children 12 years and younger. There will be fun outdoor activities and games for everyone to participate in. This will also be the last day for children to claim their summer reading prizes.

For more information, please call 503-350-3600 or visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org.

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

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

The Beaverton City Library is one of 15 libraries in the Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) network. Libraries in WCCLS work together to share resources and information in an effort to provide excellent countywide service.

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

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MESD Board Regular Session - 8-20-14 @ 1:00 p.m.
Multnomah ESD - 08/12/14
Immediately following the Executive Session scheduled for 12:00 noon at the main headquarters, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220 in the Board Room, the Multnomah Education Service District Board of Directors will meet in regular session at 1:00 p.m. The Board will recognize employees for outstanding service, approve financial reports for May, June and the Fourth Quarter Financial Report, take action on personnel contracts, review and approve amended and new Board Policies, approve a supplemental budget, and receive Board reports.

The agenda and supporting documents can be viewed on the MESD website: www.mesd.k12.or.us
UPDATE: Fatal Car Crash on SE Lusted Rd; Four Dead
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/12/14
UPDATE (08/12/14, 2:30 p.m.):

The occupants fatally injured in yesterday's vehicle crash on S. Lusted Rd. east of Sandy have now been identified.

The driver is identified as Brandon Lee Mayo, age 31. The three passengers are identified as Shalene Rene Newland, age 20; Jesse Jasso-Varsamas, age 20; and Suzanne Marie Varsamas, age 39.

All occupants of the car are from Portland.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. There was a dog in the vehicle at the time of the crash that was transported to a local veterinary hospital. The dog is still alive at this point and being treated for its injuries.

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EARLIER (Aug. 11, 6:08 a.m.):

On August 11, 2014 at approximately 2:28 AM, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) Deputies responded to a report of a single-vehicle traffic crash on SE Lusted Rd at SE Hudson Rd, an unincorporated area of Clackamas County north of the City of Sandy. Other responding agencies included the Sandy Police Department, Sandy Fire Department, and American Medical Response (AMR).

A citizen who lived near the crash called 911 to report the vehicle collided with a tree, was on fire, and carried four passengers including the driver. The citizen quickly reacted and helped one of the back seat passengers out of the vehicle before the fire engulfed the entire vehicle along with the other occupants. The three other occupants were unable to escape the vehicle and were discovered to be dead by first responders.

The injured passenger was flown to a Portland area hospital by the Life Flight Network. The CCSO was later notified by hospital staff that the passenger died as a result of his injuries.

During the citizen's rescue efforts, a small dog escaped the burning vehicle and ran away from the crash scene. The dog was later found by someone standing nearby and was discovered to have suffered burns along with other possible injuries. The dog was rushed by a CCSO Deputy to an emergency veterinary hospital and its medical condition is unknown at this time. However, a reading of the dog's microchip provided information about its registered owner which is being used to possibly identify at least one of the vehicle occupants.

The Clackamas County Medical Examiner's Office and CCSO are still working to identify the victims of the crash. Additionally, the names of the deceased will be withheld until family notifications can be made.

The intersection of SE Lusted Rd and SE Hudson Rd will remain closed until the CCSO and Clackamas County Medical Examiner's Office have completed the scene investigation. Citizens who routinely travel through the intersection are asked to find an alternate route for this morning's commute.

Please reference CCSO case number 14-21796.
Annual School Flashing Beacon Systems Tests
City of Salem - 08/12/14
In preparation for the 2014-15 school year, annual testing of the school flashing beacon systems will begin this week.

In the morning of Thursday, August 14, 2014, City staff will be testing the school flashing beacon systems located in north and east Salem.

In the morning of Tuesday, August 19, 2014, City staff will be testing these systems in south and west Salem.

These tests will allow staff to perform any necessary maintenance prior to the start of the school year.

Motorists must obey the school flashers during the test.
Police Respond to Chicken Crossing the Road in Linnton - Officers Unable to Determine Chicken's Intent
Portland Police Bureau - 08/12/14
On Monday August 11, 2014, at 5:45 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a chicken crossing Highway 30 in Linnton, North of the St. John's Bridge.

The caller reported to the non-emergency line that the chicken was creating a traffic hazard along the highway.

Audio of the 9-1-1 call is available by visiting: http://youtu.be/gN4T_bOIFJU

Responding officers were unable to locate the chicken and fortunately there were no traffic crashes related to this unusual report.

While "chicken crossing road" jokes have been told for more than a century, animals in the roadway creating traffic hazards are no laughing matter.

If you see animals (or people) in or near the roadway potentially causing a traffic hazard, please call the Police Non-Emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

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Drowning of two year old child
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/12/14
UPDATE: 0/12/2014 14:00hrs. Detectives with MCU learned this afternoon that the two year old drowning victim has died. The Multnomah county medical examiner will have jurisdiction for determination of cause and manner of the death.


UPDATE: 08/12/2014 - The child from yesterday's near drowning incident is currently on life support at Randall Children's hospital in Portland. Here is a photo of life flight taking off from the top of the dike at Saddle Dam with the 2 YO patient on board. We are not releasing the child's name. Detectives have said that their preliminary investigation has determined that this is an accidental near drowning incident. The child was not wearing a personal flotation device (PFD) lifejacket.


On August 11th at 14:54 hours 911 received a call from from a subject indicating that there was a missing two year old male near the Siouxon Bridge in Norther Clark County. The caller indicated that they were concerned that the missing might be in the water. This area is on Yale lake and is only accessible by boat.

Both Clark and Cowlitz Counties started rescue resources to the scene. About 15 minutes later 911 received a follow up call that indicated the child had been located in the water and was not breathing. There happened to be a pediatric nurse on scene who attempted CPR on the child. Those efforts were not successful. The child was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Clark County Sheriff's Office will be investigating to determine just how this tragedy occurred.
8-20-14 MESD Board Semi Annual Planning Session @ 9:00 a.m.
Multnomah ESD - 08/12/14
The Multnomah Education Service District Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 for their Semi-Annual Board Planning Session at 9:00 a.m. in the Board Room at the main headquarters, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220. Immediately following the Board will hold an Executive Session at approximately 12:00 noon followed by a Regular Session at approximately 1:00 p.m.

The agenda and supporting documents can be viewed on the MESD website: www.mesd.k12.or.us
The Human Bean Schedules Share Food Drive for August 22
Share - 08/12/14
Vancouver, Washington. The Human Bean drive-thru espresso franchise in Vancouver is holding their second annual food drive on Friday, August 22nd. Human Bean customers will enjoy drink discounts and a chance to win Oregon Ducks or Beaver college football tickets with their donations during the one-day food drive. All food donations benefit the local community through Share Food Bank.

The Human Bean will offer their customers $.50 off any drink with the donation of one non-perishable food item and $1.00 off with the donation of two or more food items. With the donation of three or more items, customers will enjoy a $1.00 off drink discount and a chance to win a pair of college football tickets. To incentivize both the local Duck and Beaver football fans, The Human Bean will raffle off both (2) University of Oregon and (2) Oregon State football tickets for an upcoming home game this season.

The Human Bean and SHARE believe that no one should ever go hungry, no matter the time of year. "We choose to hold our annual food drive in mid-summer each year because this is when food donations reach their annual lows," said Jackie McGrath of The Human Bean. "There are many food drives during the winter holidays, but summer is when supplies run low and the need is high."

The Human Bean at 15630 NE Fourth Plain will be accepting food donations during their operating business hours of 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 22nd. The community is encouraged to donate nutritious non-perishable foods like canned soups & vegetables, peanut butter, pasta, rice and cereal. Be sure donated food items are packaged in non-breakable containers.

About Share
Share was founded in 1979 with the goal of caring for the homeless and hungry in the greater Vancouver area. Share operates three shelters for the homeless, a transitional housing program, case management, a street outreach program, a Housing & Essential Needs (HEN) program and provides daily meals for the homeless and low-income members of our community. Share also operates a summer meals program for low-income children and a backpack program benefitting 1,900+ children at 83 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.
City of Portland Seeks Volunteers to Participate in 311 Focus Groups
Portland/Mult Co 9-1-1 - 08/12/14
The City of Portland has contracted with Spencer Stern Consulting to assess the potential for development and possible implementation of a more centralized Customer Relationship Management system and 311 Call Center. This assessment involves reviewing how the City currently interacts with customers and how it delivers services, including intake and processing of service requests as well as the handling of information requests.
To this end we want to collect information about how community members currently use City services, how they feel about their current experiences, and their opinions on the potential of a 311 system for the City of Portland. To gather this type of information, we are asking for community volunteers to participate in a 2-hour focus group session with our 311 Assessment Project Team.
4 focus group sessions are planned:
Session 1 - August 27th at the Portland Building downtown, 1120 SW 5th Ave, 2:30-4:30pm
Session 2 - August 27th at the Portland Building downtown, 1120 SW 5th Ave, 6:30-8:30pm
Session 3 - August 28th at the North Police Precinct, 449 NE Emerson Street, 1-3pm
Session 4 - August 28th at the East Precinct Building, 737 SE 106th Ave, 6:30-8:30pm

If you are interested in volunteering to participate in any of these focus groups, please contact 311 Project Manager Laura Wolfe by Monday August 18th with your preferred session.
laura.wolfe@portlandoregon.gov
Oregon Dept. of Forestry (ODF) fire update - Aug. 12
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/12/14
Large Fires within ODF protection

>NEW LARGE FIRES
* Rogue River Drive: a 100 acre fire in southwest Oregon.
* Deer Creek: a 50 acre fire was stopped near the Washington/Oregon border in SE Washington through a cooperative initial attack with Washington Dept. of Natural Resources and ODF. ODF is coordinating with WDNR on extended attack efforts. The fire burned on rugged slopes in grass, brush and timber stringers.
* Deep Canyon: located east of the Deer Creek Fire, this fire is approximately 160 acres and has burned 10 acres into NE Oregon. Cooperative initial attack with WDNR continues.
* Dexter Creek: a 20-25 acre fire started yesterday morning. No threats to communities, homes, or structures currently. It is more than 50% lined.

>UPDATES
(Evacuations are based on a Level 1-2-3 system corresponding to Ready-Set-Go, with Level 1 being the lowest)

>Southwest Oregon
* Beaver Complex: Klamath-Lake District (most acreage here) and Southwest Oregon District crews have been heavily involved in this ongoing effort. The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning through 11:00 pm Tuesday.
* Oregon Gulch Fire: covers 35,129 acres (about 9,500 in California) 15 miles east of Ashland, Oregon, and is 82% contained. Personnel: 1,154 | Evacuations: Some Jackson county areas remain at Level 1 evacuation notice level | More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/ Oregon Fire Information Number: 541-488-7726 staffed from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/ Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/ Smoke Information - http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/ DEQ - http://www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm Jackson County Sheriff's Office - https://www.facebook.com/#!/JacksonCountySheriff NWCC - www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx

>Northeast Oregon
There will be a community meeting in Imnaha this evening (8/12) at 5 p.m. at the Imnaha Christian Fellowship Church for updates and Q & A. A Level 1 evacuation (get ready) remains in place for the town of Imnaha and residents along Imnaha River Road.
* 5 Mile Fire: a 4,524 acre fire is 80% contained. It started Aug. 3 about 2 miles south of Imnaha. Personnel: 292. | More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4048/ | Information Contact Number: 541-432-0119 staffed from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

>Central Oregon
A public meeting will be held in Dayville tonight from 6-7 p.m. at the Dayville Community Center.
* South Fork Complex (partially on ODF protected lands): these July 31 lightning caused fires cover 64,272 acres and are 30% contained. The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag warning through Tuesday. Murderer's Creek and Deer Creek recreation facilities have been evacuated. Personnel: 798 | More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/ | Fire Information Office Phone: 1-866-347-0636 www.southforkcomplex.blogspot.com | southforkcomplex@gmail.com
* Rowena Fire: A 3,680 acre fire that started August 5, currently 90% contained. All evacuations and road closures have been lifted. Total estimated ODF/OSFM cost: $4.3 million.
More Information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4061/ | Fire Info Hotlines: 971-701-4186 and 971-701-4212, staffed from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm | Twitter: @RowenaFire2014 | Facebook: www.facebook.com/RowenaFire2014 | Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mid-Columbia-Fire-Rescue/161214397226097 | Register for Wasco County Sheriff's Office Citizen Alert Emergency Notification Program: www.co.wasco.or.us

>FIRES ON OTHER JURISDICTIONS IN OREGON
More information on these fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

>FIRE STATISTICS
Due to heavy firefighting activity our fire statistics have not been updated. They will return when the database has been made current. Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

>OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
ODF maintains a blog at http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/, which includes comprehensive breaking news on wildfires statewide, along with current fire statistics, and a frequently updated Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry. For information on wildfires in other jurisdictions within Oregon, go to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, http://www.nwccweb.us/ and to the national Incident Information System website at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/. Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

>NEWS MEDIA
News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officer, (see below), 24/7 for fire information. The duty officer will call back promptly. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.

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OMSI's Reel Science Showing Dinosaurs 13
OMSI - 08/12/14
MEDIA ALERT
Discovery, Intrigue, and Dinosaurs Take Over the Giant Screen
OMSI's "Reel Science" Theater Speaker Series to Show Dinosaurs 13 with Expert Guest

WHAT:
A monthly series focused on the science behind movies to show Dinosaur 13 with Edward Davis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Oregon and Fossil Collections Manager, Museum of Natural and Cultural History.

DETAILS:
Watch and learn at the new Empirical Theater as OMSI brings the science of your favorite movies to life on the big screen. Perfect for science and film lovers alike, this monthly series combines the best of Science Pub with the fun of movie night, bringing in experts to amplify your movie-watching experience.

Join OMSI for a not-so-typical dinosaur movie and one of the greatest discoveries in history--the largest, most complete T. rex skeleton ever uncovered. Based on Rex Appeal: The Amazing Story of Sue, the Dinosaur That Changed Science, the Law, and My Life by Peter Larson and Kristin Donnan, Dinosaur 13 will take you through the paleontologists' ten-year battle with powerful museums, the government, competing paleontologists, and more.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 19, 6:30pm

WHO: Open to all ages, No RSVP or scientific background required.

WHERE: The Empirical Theater at OMSI, located inside OMSI at 1945 SE Water Ave.

COST: $7 non-members; $6 members

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 Ave., Portland, OR 97214. For general information, call 503.797.4000 or visit www.omsi.edu.

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Vancouver burning ban issued Aug. 12
City of Vancouver - 08/12/14
Vancouver, Wash. - Due to extremely high temperatures and windy conditions, Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli has issued a total recreational burning ban, effective immediately.

All outdoor burning including recreational fires are prohibited within the City of Vancouver beginning today, Aug. 12, 2014. This ban is based on weather conditions and community fire safety needs. It will remain in effect until weather and fire danger conditions improve.

Recreational fires, campfires and fires in outdoor fireplaces or chimney-type devices are not allowed during this recreational burning ban. Citations may be issued to those who violate the recreational burning ban.

Cooking outdoors in approved propane or charcoal barbecues is allowed during this total burning ban.

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

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oregon July 2014 Statewide Unemployment Rate Release
Oregon Employment Dept. - 08/12/14
Oregon's Employment Situation Changed Little in July

Industry Payroll Employment (Establishment Survey Data)
Payroll employment was essentially unchanged in July. Seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll employment added 200 jobs, following a revised loss of 3,000 in June. Three major industries expanded substantially in July: manufacturing (+1,600 jobs), health care and social assistance (+1,300) and other services (+1,400). Meanwhile, two major industries contracted substantially: retail trade (-1,400 jobs) and private educational services (-1,300).

Manufacturing has been on a steady expansionary trend over the past four years. Seasonally adjusted employment in the industry bottomed at 162,500 in October 2009. Since then the industry added back 17,900 jobs, reaching a total of 180,400 in July.

Gains within durable goods manufacturing were noteworthy over the past 12 months.

Wood products grew by 1,000 jobs since July 2013, machinery added 800, and transportation equipment added 1,200. Within the nondurable goods component, food manufacturing added 1,000 during that time.

Health care and social assistance accelerated its pace of hiring in recent months. The 1,300 seasonally adjusted job gain in July was more than the average monthly gain of the past 12 months. Since July 2013 the industry added 8,100 jobs, which equaled 3.9 percent growth and was one of the fastest growing economic sectors in Oregon. All of its component industries added substantially during that time, with social assistance growing the fastest by adding 2,500 jobs to reach 31,900 in July.

Retail trade contracted for the second consecutive month, following strong gains earlier in the year. This put retail up only 2,000 jobs, or 1.0 percent, since July 2013. Nationally, surveys suggest that overall retail store visits are down since last summer. Some retailers are reporting slower sales growth even as total consumer spending continues to expand. In Oregon, the only published retail industry which grew by more than 1,000 jobs over the year was motor vehicle and parts dealers, which added 1,300 jobs since July 2013.

Unemployment
(Household Survey Data)
Oregon's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.9 percent in July and 6.8 percent in June. Oregon's unemployment rate was between 6.8 and 6.9 percent in each month between February and July. Despite the flat trend in recent months, the rate has fallen from a year ago when Oregon's unemployment rate was 7.8 percent in July 2013.

Oregon's labor force expanded over the year, totaling 1,965,255 in July, which was nearly 22,000 more individuals than in July 2013. The growth in the labor force was roughly consistent with the growth in the population, as the seasonally adjusted labor force participation rate, at 61.2 percent in July, changed little over the year.

Hours and Earnings
(Establishment Survey Data)
The average workweek for Oregon manufacturing production workers decreased from 40.7 hours in June to 40.0 in July. This put the manufacturing workweek back to where it was in April and May when it was also 40.0 hours. The manufacturing workweek dropped 0.3 hour since last year. In July 2013, this workweek averaged 40.3 hours.

In July, the average wage was $22.80 per hour for Oregon's private-sector payroll employees, down from $22.82 in June. Wages increased 46 cents, or 2.1 percent, from July 2013 when the average was $22.34.

Next Press Releases
The Oregon Employment Department plans to release the July county and metropolitan area unemployment rates on Monday, August 18th and the statewide unemployment rate and employment survey data for August on Tuesday, September 16th.


The Oregon Employment Department is responsible for releasing Oregon's monthly payroll employment and labor force data. The data are prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS estimates of monthly job gains and losses are based on a survey of businesses. The BLS estimates of unemployment are based on a survey of households and other inputs.

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 2014 tax records data. The department continues to make the original nonfarm payroll employment series available; these data are produced by the BLS and are revised annually.

For the complete version of the news release, including tables and graphs, visit: www.QualityInfo.org/pressrelease.

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


Attached Media Files: Radio Actual 5 , Radio Actual 4 , Radio Actual 3 , Radio Actual 2 , Radio Actual 1 , Oregon July 2014 Statewide Unemployment Rate Press Release
Rep. Bonamici, Outreach & Enrollment Team at Central City Concern To be Honored by OPCA (Photo)
Oregon Primary Care Association - 08/12/14
Central City Concern’s outreach and enrollment team, left to right: • Kascadare Causeya • Kevin Chou • Eric Reynolds • EV Armitage
Central City Concern’s outreach and enrollment team, left to right: • Kascadare Causeya • Kevin Chou • Eric Reynolds • EV Armitage
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Portland, Ore., Aug. 12, 2014 - In recognition of National Health Center Week 2014, the Oregon Primary Care Association will honor U.S. Representative Suzanne Bonamici and the outreach and enrollment team from Central City Concern's Old Town Clinic. The awards ceremony takes place on Friday, August 15, at 9:15 a.m. at the Old Town Recovery Center, 33 NW Broadway in Portland.

OPCA will present Representative Bonamici with the 2014 Distinguished Community Health Advocate Award from the National Association of Community Health Centers. Old Town Clinic's outreach and enrollment team will be recognized with a special award for enrolling more than 2,100 patients in insurance programs and improving access to health care for all Oregonians. Team members are E.V. Armitage, Kascadare Causeya, Kevin Chou and Eric Reynolds.

Representative Bonamici's award honors her work in support of improved access to cost-effective and affordable health care at health centers in her district's underserved communities. "Congressman Bonamici has always been a fighter for the forgotten," says John Hummel, OPCA policy director. "Her advocacy in support of improving health outcomes for all residents in her district, regardless of their income and regardless of their background, is inspiring and appreciated."

Regarding the outreach and enrollment award, Rachel Solotaroff, medical director for Central City Concern, said, "We're delighted with this honor for our outreach and enrollment team. They have worked creatively and diligently to enroll patients in the Oregon Health Plan and private insurance plans. They have forged many partnerships with other organizations to maximize their outreach efforts and have enrolled more than 2,150 people so far this year."

About OPCA:
The Oregon Primary Care Association is a nonprofit membership organization of 32 community health centers operating through 200 sites across the state. OPCA educates key decision-makers at the state and federal levels about the value of health centers and provides technical assistance and training to its members. Our mission is to lead the transformation of primary care to achieve health equity for all. For more information, see http://www.orpca.org

About Central City Concern:
Central City Concern works to help people end their homelessness and achieve self-sufficiency, by assisting them with affordable housing, primary and behavioral healthcare, recovery treatment, employment development and peer support. Its Old Town Clinic, a Federal Qualified Health Center, serves an estimated 5,000 patients yearly.

About National Health Center Week, August 10-16, 2014:
Each year the second week in August is dedicated to celebrating the services and contributions of Community, Migrant, Homeless and Public Housing Health Centers. While there are countless reasons to celebrate America's Health Centers, among the most important and unique is their long success in providing access to affordable, high quality, cost effective health care to medically vulnerable and underserved people throughout the United States.

Photo Caption:
Central City Concern's outreach and enrollment team, left to right:
* Kascadare Causeya
* Kevin Chou
* Eric Reynolds
* EV Armitage


Attached Media Files: Central City Concern’s outreach and enrollment team, left to right: • Kascadare Causeya • Kevin Chou • Eric Reynolds • EV Armitage
Enjoy The Music Festival in Brownsville & Keep Impaired Drivers Off The Road (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/12/14
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With approximately 15,000 people expected to attend this weekend's Willamette Country Music Festival in Brownsville off Interstate 5 between Eugene and Albany, law enforcement agencies are urging all concert-goers and area travelers to be prepared for traffic congestion and have a sober, rested driver operating every vehicle.

The Willamette Country Music Festival starts Friday, August 15, and concludes Sunday, August 17. With the expected traffic impact and increased potential for impaired drivers on area roads, Oregon State Police (OSP), Linn County Sheriff's Office, area law enforcement agencies and ODOT remind everyone that we all play an important role in keeping our roads safe.

Although it is illegal in all 50 states to drive under the influence, far too many people get behind the wheel after consuming too much alcohol. Every year, about one third of all motor vehicle traffic deaths involve one or more drunk drivers or motorcycle operators.

All travelers should be aware that law enforcement agencies nationwide are kicking off a high-visibility enforcement campaign - "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over"- August 15 through September 1, 2014. Covering the end of summer and the busy Labor Day holiday weekend, the goal is to remove impaired drivers who put lives at risk. Law enforcement officials recommend:

* Plan a safe way to travel before the start of the festivities.
* Designate a sober driver. If you wait until you're impaired, you're more likely to make a bad decision; one that could be fatal.

Everyone is urged to immediately report aggressive, dangerous, and intoxicated drivers to OSP at 1-800-24DRUNK (1-800-243-7865) or 9-1-1.

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MESD Board Executive Session - 8-20-14 @ 12:00 Noon
Multnomah ESD - 08/12/14
The Board of Directors will meet in Executive Session at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 in the Board Room at the main headquarters, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220. This Executive Session is called under: ORS 192.660(2)(d): To conduct deliberations with persons designated by the governing body to carry on labor negotiations; ORS 192.660(2)(h): To consult with counsel concerning the legal rights and duties of a public body with regard to current litigation or litigation likely to be filed; and ORS 192.660(2)(a): To consider the employment of a public officer, employee, staff member or individual agent. Following the Executive Session, the Board will meet at approximately 1:00 p.m. in Regular Session.

The agenda and support materials can be viewed on the MESD website: www.mesd.k12.or.us
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler tours Vancouver Community Development Block Grant projects Aug. 13
City of Vancouver - 08/12/14
FEDERAL GRANT PROGRAM CELEBRATING 40TH ANNIVERSARY THIS YEAR

Vancouver, Wash. - The City of Vancouver will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program by touring three CDBG-supported projects with U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler Wednesday, Aug. 13.

The tour will depart at 1:30 p.m. from Vancouver City Hall, 415 W. 6th St. in downtown Vancouver. The projects on the tour are:

* Vista Court (1405 Esther St.): Vista Court is a 76 unit senior housing complex. This project was developed by the Vancouver Housing Authority with assistance from low income housing tax credits and City-administered CDBG funding.

* Share House (1115 W 13th St.): Share House is an emergency men's shelter with 30 emergency beds and 15 transitional housing beds. They also provide three meals a day in a kitchen which is open to the public. The building was constructed using City and Clark County-administered CDBG funds. The City and county also provide annual operating support for the various programs operated there.

* Waterfront Development Project: The roadway and access improvements completed over the last few years were partially funded with CDBG Section 108 funds and Neighborhood Initiative funds, along with other local, state and federal funding.

Since the City's CDBG program began in 2004, $18 million has been distributed to projects benefiting low income families and neighborhoods. Projects include improvements and operating costs to homeless shelters, handicapped ramps, housing rehabilitation and construction for special populations, City park improvements and road construction in eligible areas.

The success of the City of Vancouver's CDBG projects is shared with its many partners, including the local non-profits and other jurisdictional partners. For more information about the City's CDBG program, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/cdbg.

The CDBG program is administered by the Federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program. HUD has provided $3.10 billion dollars nationwide to benefit low income individuals since the program began 40 years ago.

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BPSST Private Security/Investigators Policy Committee to Meet in Salem
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 08/12/14
Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
Private Security/Investigators Policy Committee Agenda
Meeting Date: August 19, 2014

The Private Security/Private Investigators Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in the Boardroom at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training located at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE Salem, Oregon. For more information, contact Tia Turnipseed at (503) 378-2431.

Committee Members:
Paul Castleberry, Armed Security
Ronald Miller, Private Investigator
Judy Pongratz, Retail Industry
Mark Rauch, Public Member
Randall Scott, Unarmed Security
Justin Walker, Hospitality
Carol Coates, Healthcare Industry
Jim Gibson, Private Investigator
Mona Cato, Manufacturing Industry

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1. Chair's Report and Administrative Announcements

2. Department Update

3. *Minutes - June 23, 2014 / Approve the minutes of the June 23, 2014 Private Security/Investigators Special Policy Committee meeting.

4. *OAR 259-060-0010 and 259-060-0130 - Proposed Rule Change
Public Comment on Temporary Work Permit Definition

5. *OAR 259-061-0005, 259-061-0240, and 259-061-0260 - Proposed Rule Change
Continuing Education Requirements

6. *OAR 259-060-0010, 259-060-0060, 259-060-0120, 259-060-0130 and 259-060-0135 - Proposed Rule Change Curriculum

7. *Matthew W. Stallings, PSID# 60747

8. *Steven C. Rousseau, DePaul Industries Portland, PSID# 63999

9. *Policy Committee Appointments Interest Form - PSPIC Armed Representative
Matthew Greene, Inter-Con Security Systems
Donovan Beard, Defensive Firearms Instruction, LLC

10. Subcommittee Reports
a. Curriculum - Judy Pongratz
b. Armed - Paul Castleberry
c. Investigator - Ronald Miller

11. Next Regularly Scheduled
Lewis & Clark named one of Sierra Club's top 5 sustainable schools
Lewis & Clark - 08/12/14
For the third year in a row, Sierra magazine has named Lewis & Clark one of its top "Cool Schools," a list that honors America's greenest colleges and universities. Lewis & Clark is the only school in the Pacific Northwest to be included on the 2014 list.

From classes in environmental studies to student-run gardens, Lewis & Clark integrates sustainability at every level. This commitment helped move Lewis & Clark up 14 places on this year's Sierra Club list of 173 colleges and universities, from No. 19 in 2013 to No. 5 in 2014.

"From exemplary teaching to innovative programs in areas such as environmental education and overseas study, all grounded in the faculty's close collaboration with our students, Lewis & Clark is receiving ever more national recognition as a leader in liberal arts education for the 21st century," President Barry Glassner said.

The Sierra Club rankings are based on surveys that track categories including energy supply, water usage, food, research, curriculum, learning outcomes, purchasing, transportation, waste management, financial investments, and innovation. For a list of Sierra's Top 10 Cool Schools, visit http://sierraclub.org/sierra/slideshow/top-ten-coolest-schools-2014.

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Located in Portland, Ore., Lewis & Clark is a private institution with a public conscience and international reach, enrolling approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,500 students in graduate professional programs. Our alumni, faculty, and students are recognized as global thinkers and leaders. Our three schools offer undergraduate studies in the liberal arts and sciences and graduate professional programs in education, counseling, and law. For more information, visit http://www.lclark.edu.
Gresham welcomes 'Facebook for neighborhoods'
City of Gresham - 08/12/14
GRESHAM, Ore. - The City is partnering with Nextdoor, the private social network for neighborhoods, to deliver important information to residents using Nextdoor as a way to share information on public safety issues in their neighborhoods as well as community events, activities and services.

As a new Nextdoor partner, the City can now share its own news about services, programs and events to these private neighborhood sites, as well as post emergency notifications to help keep residents safe. Residents on Nextdoor can also send private, direct messages to the City. While being a municipal partner doesn't grant the City access to neighborhood conversations, it does open up a new channel for two-way communication with residents who opt-in for City alerts via Nextdoor.

Nextdoor is free for residents and the City.

Aaron Abrams, manager of Gresham's Office of Neighborhoods and Community Engagement, said the online network is a boon to busy residents who want to connect with their neighbors. At home, at any time, residents can get online to swap information on car prowls or graffiti, get recommendations on babysitters or restaurants, and organize block parties, park cleanups and other neighborhood events. Abrams said Nextdoor will be a powerful new communications tool for the City, allowing departments to get important news out quickly.

"I'm really excited about Nextdoor," Abrams said. "It combines the content of a community bulletin board, the engagement of Neighborhood Watch, and the functionality of Facebook. This is a great tool to help build stronger neighborhoods."

Nextdoor is catching on in Gresham. To date, 13 of 16 neighborhoods have launched Nextdoor sites, which are accessible only to residents who verify that they live in the neighborhood. The Gresham Butte Neighborhood Association now has 115 Nextdoor members after ramping up its site this spring, and President Mads Ledet said the network has great potential.

"The site feels like your back fence," Ledet said. "You can start to see persistent neighborhood problems - like speeding - bubble up online and begin to talk about long-term, lasting solutions."

Nextdoor is just one example of a new wave of digital engagement tools that the City Council has directed staff to push forward with this year to make connecting with City Hall easier than ever.

Residents who want to learn more about Nextdoor, or join a Nextdoor network, can visit www.nextdoor.com and enter their address.

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State Historic Cemteries Commission seeks new members
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 08/12/14
The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries is seeking volunteers to fill two open positions.

The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries is comprised of seven citizens and is empowered by the legislature to develop and maintain a listing of all pioneer and historic cemeteries in Oregon; to make recommendations for funding, obtain grants funding, seek legislative appropriations for historic cemeteries, and to assist in the coordination of restoration, renovation and maintenance of historic cemeteries statewide.

The group meets four times per year in changing locations around the state. There may be an occasional additional meeting for extra projects, programs and grant selection. Commissioners are also asked to provide informal meetings in their regions and work on other projects outside of meeting time.

The commission is particularly seeking representatives from the northeast part of the state and the Portland area, but all are encouraged to apply. Please apply before Sept. 15.

More information about the Historic Cemeteries program is available online at www.oregonheritage.org . Please send a letter of interest and resume to commission coordinator Kuri Gill at Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov. Please include your reasons for wanting to serve on the commission, any skills or knowledge you will bring to their work, and ideas or goals you have for your participation. If you have further questions email Gill or call her at 503-986-0685.

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MEDIA ALERT: Over 250 registered for Finding Work@50+, Eugene, 8/12 (Photo)
AARP Oregon - 08/12/14
Finding Work is a challenge for the 50+
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Over 250 out-of-work, laid-off, or otherwise job-seeking 50+ year olds are registered to attend August 12th Finding Work@50+ conference in Eugene. This free workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1685 West 13th Avenue, Eugene.

Held in conjunction with AARP Oregon, Workforce Lane County, Goodwill Job Connection, Worksource Lane, Lane Community College, and Experience Works, the workshop has an impressive lineup of speakers. The keynote, The 21st Century Workforce, will be delivered by Sarah Biggers, CEO of Experience Works, a Virginia-based national non-profit that helps low-income seniors, get the training they need to find good jobs in their local communities.

Finding Work@50+: Yes You Can! includes workshops on finding the hidden job market, resume writing, boosting interview skills, using social media, and available resources in Lane County for job training. Please join us for this valuable program and hear the stories of likely job candidates and their struggles while unemployed.


Attached Media Files: Finding Work is a challenge for the 50+
UPDATE #1 - Portland Police searching for robbery suspect after pursuit
Portland Police Bureau - 08/12/14
The suspect, Demarcus Yordell Vance, a 24-year-old male, in the recent Plaid Pantry robberies is in custody and have been booked into the Multnomah County Jail. He has been charged with five (5) counts of Robbery II, attempt to elude on foot and with a vehicle, reckless driving, interfering with a police officer, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Officers were able to apprehend Vance after an officer, responding to a robbery at 1715 N.E. 15h Avenue, observed a suspicious person getting into a stolen vehicle. He attempted to stop the Vance, however, Vance fled. A pursuit ensued but was terminated due to the dangerous driving of the suspect.

After the termination of the pursuit officers, who had gotten ahead of Vance in the direction they suspected he was heading, used spike strips to flatten his tires. Vance abandoned the vehicle in the area of N.E. 96th Ave and N.E. Sandy Blvd. Officer were then able to establish a perimeter to contain Vance and used a K-9 to capture him.

Officer recovered money taken in the robbery. The investigation is ongoing and detectives are continuing to investigate this series of robberies. We do not believe there are any outstanding suspects at this time.

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Early this morning, August 12, 2014, at 12:01 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a robbery at 1715 N.E. 16th (a Plaid Pantry). Responding officers learned that the suspect description matched that of a suspect in several similar robberies which occurred yesterday.

Officers located a vehicle possibly associated with the robbery and attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle fled and officers pursued it. As a result of the pursuit officers have taken custody of a possible suspect but are still investigating his potential involvement in this, as well as other, robberies.

The investigation is ongoing and updates will follow as more information becomes available.

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American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood and platelet donations
American Red Cross Blood Services - 08/12/14
(see downloadable file for a list of upcoming blood donation opportunities in the area)

PORTLAND, Ore. (August 12, 2014) - The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood and platelet donations, even as thousands of people answered the urgent call to donate last month.

Through the end of July, the Red Cross saw an increase of approximately 7.5 percent in the number of donors coming to give blood, resulting in more than 11,800 additional donations beyond what was anticipated. Despite the increase, blood products are currently being distributed to hospitals as quickly as donations are coming in, maintaining the urgent need.

To prevent a shortage and ensure an adequate blood supply for patients the rest of the summer, the Red Cross especially needs platelet donors and those with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood.

"The Red Cross is grateful for those who stepped up to give this lifesaving gift and reminds eligible donors that hospital patients are still counting on them to roll up a sleeve," said Jared Schultzman, communications manager for the Red Cross Pacific Northwest Blood Services Region. "As summer draws to a close, you still have the chance to give hope to patients in need."

How to donate blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

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

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Attached Media Files: 2014-08/1812/76780/American_Red_Cross_Blood_Drives_(Aug_16_-_Sept_1)_1.docx
08/11/14
YWCA Clark County hosts open house for prosepctive volunteers
YWCA Clark County - 08/11/14
YWCA Clark County will host a free open house on Thursday, September 4th from 6:00-7:30pm for prospective volunteers to learn about the wide variety of volunteer opportunities available at YWCA. Staff will be available to discuss how volunteers contribute to the mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. No reservation is needed.

The programs of YWCA Clark County offer opportunities for dedicated and compassionate volunteers to support survivors of abuse, neglect, and oppression. Opportunities include providing advocacy and support to survivors of assault, representing the best interests of abused and neglected children in the court system, offering encouragement and information to women who are incarcerated, and supporting the safety and healing of families experiencing domestic violence. Additionally, volunteers with previous experience can help out in a preschool classroom, assist youth aging out foster care, or provide support for trainings on racism and social change.

YWCA offers a chance to make a positive impact during a difficult time in someone's life. YWCA is interested in expanding the number of male volunteers and volunteers who are bilingual and/or bicultural. New volunteer applicants will be provided comprehensive training and support.

To learn more about volunteering at YWCA Clark County, visit http://ywcaclarkcounty.com/volunteer or contact Nichole Peppers at 360-906-9112 or npeppers@ywcaclarkcounty.org.

Volunteer Open House
Thursday, September 4th from 6:00-7:30pm
YWCA Clark County Community Room
3609 Main Street, Vancouver, 98663

About YWCA Clark County
YWCA Clark County serves more than 11,800 people each year who are survivors of domestic violence, homelessness, sexual assault, child abuse and neglect, and oppression, as well as youth in foster care and incarcerated women.
Fatal Accident on Corvallis Road south of Independence (Photo)
Polk Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/11/14
Involved vehicle
Involved vehicle
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On 8-11-2014 at about 1500 hours members of the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Polk #1 Fire and Oregon State Police responded to the scene of a single vehicle fatal accident on Corvallis Road near Haley Road. According to witnesses the involved black 1989 Honda Civic was travelling northbound on Corvallis Road at a high rate of speed. The driver, later identified as Jacob McClain of Monmouth, lost control of the car just north of the above listed intersection as it went over a rise in the roadway. Witnesses indicated that the car lifted off the roadway entirely as it went over the rise and just prior to skidding out of control. The vehicle rolled several times before coming to rest on the east side of Corvallis road.

Mr. McClain was thrown from the car and was pronounced dead at the scene. The vehicle wreckage was extensive and included the entire engine being thrown from the engine compartment.

OSP assisted the Polk County Sheriff's Office with creating a to-scale diagram of the accident scene. Anyone with information in regard to the accident is encouraged to contact the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 503-623-9251.


Attached Media Files: Involved vehicle
North Precinct officers respond to robbery
Portland Police Bureau - 08/11/14
Today, August 11, 2014, at 5:48 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a robbery at the Plaid Pantry at 6510 N. Greeley Avenue. Officers are still investigating the incident but early reports indicate that a male black, in his 20's, about 5'8" tall with a slim build entered the location and demanded money. No weapons was displayed and the suspect fled the location with money and other items taken from the location. Officers are currently searching for the suspect.

The PPB is exploring the possibility that these robberies are related to other similar robberies which have been reported.

While these cases are under investigation we would like the public to be cognizant of suspicious persons in the areas near convenience stores. If the public witnesses a suspicious person or event and it is ongoing they are asked to call 911. If the event is not ongoing please call non-emergency at 503-823-3333. Anyone with information about these robberies is asked to call the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division at 503-823-0400.

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Community shows generous support for Columbia Springs' programs
Columbia Springs - 08/11/14
On Friday, Aug. 8th over 100 community members attended Hooked on Nature, a fundraiser for Columbia Springs. This year's event, sponsored by Tidewater Transportation and Terminals, Waste Connections, Vesta Hospitality, Mill Plain Shipping, and Spencer and Sundstrom PPLC, took place at the Royal Oaks Country Club where guests were treated to live music, a silent auction and dinner. The fundraiser netted $41,000 in support for environmental education in Clark County. Revenues raised at this event will be invested in connecting more kids with the natural world by engaging them in hands-on, experiential learning at Columbia Springs' 100 acre urban natural area. Find out more about Columbia Springs and their program offerings at www.columbiasprings.org.
Oregon Virtual Academy
Oregon Virtual Academy - 08/11/14
Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors August 18, 2014.
FBI Task Force Arrests Morgan Brice Williams aka "Short Stack Bandit"
FBI - Oregon - 08/11/14
The Dallas FBI Violent Crimes Task Force arrested Morgan Brice Williams late in the evening on Saturday, August 9th. The arrest took place without incident at a hotel in Irving, Texas.

In March 2014, a federal grand jury in Oregon indicted Williams on five counts of bank robbery and one count of attempted bank robbery. Williams remains lodged in the Irving Jail awaiting transport back to Oregon.

Investigators had dubbed Williams as the "Short Stack Bandit" based on his stature.
Nurse of the Year Award Nominations Close August 19th
March of Dimes - 08/11/14
The call for nominations for the fourth annual Nurse of the Year Awards ends on August 19th. With just a week until the deadline, 350 nurses from across the Oregon and SW Washington have been nominated. Awards honoring outstanding nurses for their constant care and compassion toward patients will be given in 17 categories.

Nominations may be submitted online at marchofdimes.com/oregon through August 19th. There is no fee to submit a nomination and you may submit multiple nominations. Award recipients will be determined by a selection committee comprised of healthcare professionals. Winners will be announced at the Nurse of the Year Awards breakfast on October 24, 2014, at The Sentinel Hotel (formally The Governor Hotel) in downtown Portland.

Nurse of the Year Awards is presented by Moda Health and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Platinum sponsors include Legacy Health and Providence Health and Services. Gold sponsors include Cambia Health Solutions and Kaiser Permanente. The event is chaired by Dr. William Johnson, President of Moda Health. "This is a great opportunity to honor outstanding nurses in Oregon and SW Washington and to celebrate the vital role of the nursing profession," said Dr. Johnson.

Nominations for outstanding nurses in 17 categories are closing August 19th. The nominating categories are:

* Adult Acute Care
* Advance Practice
* Ambulatory/Clinic Care
* Case Management/Utilization Review
* Community Health
* Critical Care (Adult/Pediatric/Neonatal)
* Emergency
* Hospice, Home Health, Long Term Care, Rehab and Palliative Care
* Nurse Educator
* Nurse Leader
* Nurse Specialty
* Pediatric Acute Care
* Rising Star
* Small Hospital
* Student Nurse
* Surgical Services
* Women's Health

For more information about the awards, how to submit a nomination, descriptions of each category, or to register for the event, visit marchofdimes.com/Oregon.

March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs. With chapters nationwide, March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Find out what is going on in the Greater Oregon Chapter by visiting OregonMOD.com.
Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office conducting death investigation near Oneonta Falls
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/11/14
Update: The deceased is identified as Joseph Holly Kincaid Jr., Age 49, of Portland, OR. The Medical Examiner determined the Cause of Death to be blunt force trauma and the Manner of Death was ruled accidental.

The area the body was located at along the Historic Columbia River Highway was approximately fifty yards east of the Oneonta Gorge tunnel near the roadside. It was at the bottom of a steep embankment leading up to a cliff face. The top of the cliff was estimated to be approximately 300 feet.

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At approximately 8:00 a.m. this morning, Sunday August 10, 2014 MCSO Deputies responded on the report of a body seen along the side of the Historic Columbia River Highway by a passerby just east of the Oneonta Gorge tunnel. MCSO Deputies arrived and located the body of a deceased adult male about fifty yards east of the Oneonta Gorge tunnel. MCSO Detectives and the Medical Examiner were notified. The Historic Columbia River Highway was closed in both directions for approximately two hours just east of the Oneonta tunnel while the investigation was conducted. Initial indications are there are no signs of foul play.

The body has been turned over to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office. No additional information is available at this time pending identification and family notifications.
-Update- Firefighters work to Extinguish Stubborn Trash Fire
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 08/11/14
***Update***
Fire Investigators have completed their investigation and identified a broken light bulb to have been the cause of the early morning fire at the K.B. Recycling Center in Clackamas. After conducting interviews with staff and reviewing surveillance footage it was clear that a light bulb in the warehouse suddenly burst, showering a pile of recycling material with sparks causing it to ignite. Damage to the contents of the structure are estimated at $200,000 however, the building will have to undergo a thorough review by an engineer prior to identifying the monetary loss.

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Shortly after 4:30 this morning firefighters responded to the K.B. Recycling center, located at 9602 SE Clackamas Rd. on an automatic fire alarm sounding. Crews arrived to find a large trash pile on fire and upgraded the incident to a first alarm. Due to the large amount of debris in the building and difficult access, a second alarm was intiated at 8:00am. Crews are currently ventilating the building and working to remove the derbris from the structure using heavy equipment as they continue to extinguish the fire. The fire is contained to the recycling center and the fire has not extended to any other structures.

At this time there continues to be smoke that is drifting into the surrounding area and across I-205 and Highway 212. Please use caution when driving in the area and if you have respiratory issues or are medically fragile stay inside your homes. At this time there are no evacuation orders in place.

Crews will be remaining on scene for an extended period of time until the fire can be overhauled and completely extinguished. Fire Investigators are on scene and will be working to conduct interviews and identify the cause and extent of damage of this fire.
Cowlitz Search and Rescue spends the night with injured hiker; Coast Guard Helicopter lifts hiker out
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/11/14
Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office got a call last night about 9:45p.m. from Jason Cook of Toutle, reporting that his friend who he had been hiking with had injured his leg and could not hike out. He was in very rugged terrain above Castle Lake, which is about 7 miles southwest of Mt. St. Helen's.

Cowlitz Deputy SAR Coordinator Jordan Spencer responded along with members of Cowlitz Search and Rescue. They found the injured hiker at 3:00 a.m. and confirmed that the hiker's was too badly injured to hike out, and the terrain was too rugged to move him. Due to nightfall it was decided to wait until daylight to extricate the hiker. A request was made through the Washington State Department of Emergency Management for a helicopter with a hoist that could lift the subject out of the steep terrain come daylight.

A Coast Guard helicopter was dispatched and lifted the hiker out and transported him to St. John Hospital, in Longview at about 0900 hours.

The hiker's name is Angus Kunz, of Kelso and is believed to be in his 40's.

The Sheriff's Office does not have any further details of Mr. Kunz medical condition at this time.
Business Oregon Director Sean Robbins Statement on Intel's Announcementof Future Investment in Oregon
Business Oregon (Ore. Business Development Dept.) - 08/11/14
HILLSBORO - Business Oregon Director Sean Robbins issued the following statement today regarding the announcement by Intel officials that they will invest up to $100 billion in their Washington County operations:

"Intel is a global icon that could focus future investment anywhere in the world, and they are choosing Oregon. A planned $100 billion investment represents an unprecedented commitment and it speaks volumes about where Oregon's economy is headed and our state's increasingly competitive role on the global stage. This announcement also showcases the ability of the city, county, state and private sector in Oregon to collaborate and get things done."

http://www.co.washington.or.us/cao/proposed-2014-intel-sip-agreement.cfm

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Business Oregon works to create, retain, expand and attract businesses that provide sustainable, living-wage jobs for Oregonians through public-private partnerships, leveraged funding, and support of economic opportunities for Oregon companies and entrepreneurs. Visit www.oregon4biz.com for more information on doing business in Oregon.
344th Basic Police Class to Graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 08/11/14
The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of its 344th Basic Police Class.

The Basic Police Class is 16-weeks in length and includes dozens of training areas including survival skills, firearms, emergency vehicle operations, ethics, cultural diversity, problem solving, elder abuse, drug recognition, and many other subjects.

What: Basic Police 344 Graduation
Date: August 15, 2014
Location: Oregon Public Safety Academy / 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon
Time: 11:00 a.m.

All family and friends of students, supervisors, department heads and city and county officials are welcome to attend.

Any questions please call Kristy Witherell at DPSST (503) 378-2386 or e-mail her at kristy.witherell@state.or.us


Members of Basic Police Class # 344

Deputy Joseph Aldred
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Recruit Ami Angell
Oregon State Police

Officer Joseph Bernard
Portland Police Bureau

Officer Justin Bieker
Portland Police Bureau

Recruit Vadim Bogdanov
Oregon State Police

Officer Ryan Brown
Portland Police Bureau

Deputy Clarissa Conway
Washington County Sheriff's Office

Recruit Kyson Culp
Oregon State Police

Officer Jared Davis
University of Oregon Police Department

Recruit Sherron Deberry
Oregon State Police

Officer Mark Duarte
Portland Police Bureau

Recruit James Eslinger
Oregon State Police

Deputy Craig Evans
Washington County Sheriff's Office

Officer Trevor Fillis
Sweet Home Police Department

Recruit Jacob Fough
Oregon State Police

Recruit Nathaniel Harris
Oregon State Police

Officer Charles Hill
Coquille Police Department

Officer Benjamin Krueger
Klamath Falls Police Department

Recruit Michael Lopez
Oregon State Police

Recruit Anna Lukiyanchuk
Oregon State Police

Officer Kevin Mahn
Portland Police Bureau

Officer Marco Mendoza
Portland Police Bureau

Officer Joshua Miller
Redmond Police Department

Recruit Justin Morgan
Oregon State Police

Recruit Thomas Nelson
Oregon State Police

Officer Keith Pankey
Springfield Police Department

Officer Brynt Ross
Medford Police Department

Chief Deputy Martin Rowley
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

Officer Boon Setser
LaGrande Police Department

Deputy Richard Stevens
Coos County Sheriff's Office

Officer Samuel Tooze
West Linn Police Department

Officer Benjamin Vahdat
West Linn Police Department

Recruit Scott Wilson
Oregon State Police

Officer Shauna Wood
Seaside Police Department


## Background Information on the DPSST ##

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Chief Kent Barker of the City of Tualatin Police Department serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers.

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board.
Washington County, City of Hillsboro and Intel Announce Proposed $100 Billion Investment Agreement
City of Hillsboro - 08/11/14
Hillsboro, Ore. -- Representatives of Washington County, the City of Hillsboro and Intel Corporation announced today that a proposed agreement has been reached for Intel to invest up to $100 billion in the county. The announcement culminates negotiations under Oregon's Strategic Investment Program (SIP), a private-public partnership that has driven billions of dollars of investment in Oregon over the last two decades.

"By continuing the success of our past agreements, we will gain important resources supporting our public services and we will retain thousands of jobs here in Oregon at a critical point in our economic recovery," said Washington County Commissioner Roy Rogers, who represented the county board during the negotiations.

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

Commissioner Rogers and Mayor Willey praised Governor Kitzhaber and Business Oregon for their expertise and support for this historic proposal. Commissioner Rogers commented that "the negotiation process for any SIP is very complex and we've appreciated the state's assistance throughout."

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

"In an increasingly competitive global business environment, we are pleased that Washington County, the City of Hillsboro, and the State of Oregon continue to provide the right place for Intel to invest," said Neil Tunmore, Intel vice president and director of corporate services. "We are proud to call Washington County home to Intel's largest site in the world, where our most advanced technologies are developed."

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

The proposal would follow a precedent established with other Washington County SIP agreements of requiring fees equal to full property taxes on all land and buildings. These fees have consistently resulted in payments that were greater than the minimum required under Oregon's SIP law.

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

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

The Washington County Board of Commissioners will be briefed on the proposed agreement at their 8:30 a.m. work session on August 12 in Room 140 of the Cameron Public Services Building, 155 North First Avenue, Hillsboro. The Hillsboro City Council will be briefed at 6 p.m. on August 19 in Conference Room C113B&C of the Hillsboro Civic Center, 150 East Main Street, Hillsboro.

The Washington County Board and the Hillsboro City Council plan to gather public comments on the 2014 proposal leading to a scheduled joint meeting and public hearing at approximately 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 26, in the auditorium of the Cameron Public Services Building, 155 North First Avenue, Hillsboro. After hearing public testimony, the board of commissioners and city council are scheduled to consider approving the proposal. State law would then require the Oregon Business Development Commission to approve the agreement before it could take effect.

The Strategic Investment Program was authorized by the 1993 Legislature to increase Oregon's ability to attract and retain capital-intensive industry and high-wage jobs. Projects approved for the SIP must pay full property taxes on the first $100 million invested in an urban area, or $25 million in a rural area. Under law, this investment amount is allowed to increase by 3 percent each year. An annual Community Service Fee equal to 25 percent of abated taxes, up to $2 million in an urban area or $500,000 in a rural area, must also be paid. The 2014 proposal includes additional negotiated fees.
Super Fun Hero Run benefitting children's recreation & learning Oct. 11
City of Vancouver - 08/11/14
Vancouver, Wash. - Are you faster than a speeding bullet? Well, grab that cape and tights and register today for Vancouver Parks and Recreation and Columbia Springs' Super Fun Hero Run on Saturday, Oct. 11.

Participants in this self-timed 5K (3.1 miles) walk/run are encouraged to wear their most unique and creative costumes in the race. Proceeds will go to Vancouver Parks and Recreation's Everybody Plays children's scholarship fund and Columbia Springs' children's scholarship fund.

The race is open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. Children age nine and under must be accompanied by an adult.

The race starts at 9 a.m. at Wy'East Middle School, 1112 SE 136th Ave. in Vancouver. Race packets can be picked up starting at 7:30 a.m. at the school. The course follows the old Evergreen Trail and ends at Columbia Springs. Stick around after the race for free activities, food and prizes for the best costumes at Columbia Springs.

Registration is open through Oct. 3, and costs $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 10-17. Children age nine and under are free.

Parking is limited at Columbia Springs, so race participants and supporters are asked to park at Wy'East Middle School or Cascade Park Baptist Church (1201 SE 136th Ave.). A shuttle bus will run continually between the school and Columbia Springs during the event.

To register, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/superfunherorun, or stop by the Firstenburg Community Center (700 NE 136th Ave.) or the Marshall Community Center (1009 E McLoughlin Blvd.). Use registration barcode 99698.

To volunteer for the Super Fun Hero Run event, please sign up at http://tinyurl.com/superfunherorun.

For more information, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/superfunherorun.

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Arrests made over weekend in extra DUII enforcement
Forest Grove Police - 08/11/14
Several individuals were arrested over the weekend in stepped up DUII enforcement in Forest Grove.

Late Friday evening, officers received information of a possible impaired driver who had parked his vehicle on Parkside Street. The driver was contacted at a nearby residence and arrested.

In the 2300 block of Main Street a traffic stop was initiated by an officer for failing to obey a traffic control device. The subject pulled over then fled on foot. The man was apprehended with assistance of a police K-9 and arrested for DUII, Interfering with Police and Eluding a Police Officer.

On Saturday, Police responded to a report of an injured man and learned that a witness who had driven by the scene was also intoxicated. The driver was arrested and charged with DUII.

Officers also assisted the Washington County Sheriff's Office after the registration on a vehicle that crashed outside of the city limits returned to an address on Leon Street. The owner/driver was located and found to be intoxicated. WCSO deputies arrested the man for DUII.

These weekend arrests were part of the Forest Grove Police Department's ongoing efforts to take impaired drivers off the street. Forest Grove has joined forces with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and other State and local law enforcement and highway safety partners in conducting crackdown campaigns which featured high-visibility enforcement combined with a variety of outreach activities. In addition to unannounced weekend high visibility enforcement, Forest Grove Police this year has also participated in enforcement campaigns on New Years, over Superbowl weekend, over Memorial Day and during the July 4th holiday.

Another high visibility enforcement period is planned for Labor Day weekend.
Detectives Search for Stolen 1931 Model A (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/11/14
Stolen Model A
Stolen Model A
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August 11, 2014, Washington County Sheriff's Property Crime Detectives are searching for a stolen 1931 Ford Model A. Detectives are searching for the car and the people responsible for stealing it.

On July 15, 2014, Sheriff's Deputies began investigating a reported stolen Model A rumble-seat coupe from the 19400 Block of SW McCormick Hill Road in the community of Laurel, south of Hillsboro. The owner said the car was parked in his driveway when it was stolen earlier that morning. It is not known whether the car was driven or towed from the residence.

Detectives have exhausted all investigative leads and are seeking the public's help to locate this very distinctive vehicle. It is in mostly original condition with a light brown exterior color and original black wheels and fenders.

If anyone has any information about the location of the vehicle or the ongoing criminal investigation, they are asked to call the Sheriff's Office Detectives at 503-846-2500.


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Hatfield Documentary to Premiere on September 7, 2014 (Photo)
Oregon Historical Society - 08/11/14
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Portland State University and Oregon Historical Society to Host Events

Portland, OR - A feature-length documentary film highlighting the life and legacy of the late Governor and United States Senator Mark O. Hatfield will premiere Sunday, September 7, in Portland. The film, The Gentleman of the Senate: Oregon's Mark Hatfield, uses extensive interviews with former staff and Senate colleagues of Hatfield to tell the story of his public service career.

"Senator Mark Hatfield's legacy as a compassionate leader is considered one of Oregon's greatest gifts to this country and the world," said Rick Dancer, an executive producer of the project and long-time TV journalist from Eugene. "The story of Mark Hatfield is about his approach to leadership, the lives he influenced, and his involvement in iconic moments in history. There are important lessons here for today's leaders and the citizens who elect them."

The film will premiere Sunday, September 7 at 4:00 p.m. at Portland State University's Lincoln Performance Hall at 1620 SW Park Avenue. A reception with the film makers will follow at the Oregon Historical Society at 1200 SW Park Avenue. More information on The Hatfield Project and instructions on how to purchase tickets to the premiere can be found at www.HatfieldFilm.com.

The film was produced by The Hatfield Project, a 501(c)(3) organization created to chronicle Senator Hatfield's career and legacy. The premiere will help support distribution of the film with copies donated to schools and public libraries in Oregon. Additional showings of the film are scheduled at Willamette University and are being planned for other colleges across Oregon. The film's executive producers are Rick Dancer, Kevin Curry, and Devon Lyon.

About the Oregon Historical Society
Since 1898, the Society has served as Oregon's primary research collection and museum about Oregon history. OHS has an extensive collection of historical pieces, including over 85,000 artifacts and 3 million photographs and films. It safeguards and presents Oregon's history through a museum, research library, academic journal, educational programs, and digital content. Visit ohs.org for information on current exhibits and events and access to educational content.


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***CCSO: UPDATE Missing Man Found Safe***
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/11/14
At about 1230, search crews found Vernon Ray in a small ravine next to the Sandy River not far from Dodge Park. He appeared to be unharmed but was transported by AMR to MT. Hood Medical Center for a checkup.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Search and rescue team was assisted by Mountain Wave Search and Rescue, Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Dive Team.

CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE CONDUCTING A SEARCH AND RESCUE FOR MISSING MAN NEAR DODGE PARK (PHOTO)

News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: August 11th, 2014 10:06 AM
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The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue (SAR) team is currently conducting a search for a missing 55 year old man who suffers from dementia and other medical issues.

On August 11th at about 6:30 a.m the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to Dodge Park at 11021 SE. Lusted Rd, which is in unincorporated Clackamas County, to search for a reported missing endangered person. The Sheriff's Office learned that 55 year old Vernon Ray, known as "Keith" walked away from his camp site at about 1:30 a.m. and has not been seen since.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Team is currently doing a search of the land and waterways around the area.

Mr. Ray is described as 5 foot 6 inches, 160 pounds, brown hair, and hazel eyes and is clean shaven. He was last seen wearing a blue flannel shirt, black Dickie brand shorts, black sandals and a black baseball hat. Mr. Ray has a memory span of about 5 minutes and can not talk. He may respond to the name Keith if called out to.

Anyone with any has seen or has any information about Mr. Vernon "Keith" Ray is urged to call 911 to report the spotting.

Refer to CCSO Case number 2014-21830
Future of Public Health Task Force meets August 20
Oregon Health Authority - 08/11/14
August 11, 2014

What: The ninth public meeting of the Task Force on the Future of Public Health. Agenda items include:

Confirm final changes for straw model;

Discuss workgroup options putting the Framework for Governmental Public Health Services into operation;

Public comment period.

When: Wednesday, August 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Portland State Office Building, Room 1B, 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland

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

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

Details: Space is limited. To participate by phone, call 1-888-363-4734, and use code 295577.

Future meeting dates currently scheduled:

September 10, 2014, Portland, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

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

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Correction - North Precinct responds to robbery
Portland Police Bureau - 08/11/14
The time in the initial release incorrectly stated 10:50 p.m., it should have read 10:50 a.m. We apologize for the mistake.

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Today, August 11, 2014, at 10:50 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a robbery call at the Plaid Pantry at 7144 N.E. Killingsworth Street. Officers arrived onscene and determined that the suspect, a black male, approximately 5'10" with a thin build, had demanded money from the clerk. After receiving money the suspect fled southbound on N.E. 72nd Avenue.

Officers were able to secure the area and contact witness to the event. The investigation is ongoing.
North Precinct responds to early morning robbery
Portland Police Bureau - 08/11/14
Early this morning, August 11, 2014, at 2:52 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of a robbery at 2010 N. Killingsworth Street. Officers arrived and learned that the suspect, described as a black male in his late teens, approximately 6' tall and with a medium build, had entered the store, demanded and received money from the clerk and then fled the location.

Officer established a perimeter and a K-9 unit responded but the suspect was not apprehended. The investigation is ongoing.

The PPB is exploring the possibility that these robberies are related to other similar robberies which have been reported.

While these cases are under investigation we would like the public to be cognizant of suspicious persons in the areas near convenience stores. If the public witnesses a suspicious person or event and it is ongoing they are asked to call 911. If the event is not ongoing please call non-emergency at 503-823-3333. Anyone with information about these robberies is asked to call the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division at 503-823-0400.
New Paratransit Vans Improve Service to People with Disabilities (Photo)
Cherriots - Salem Keizer Transit - 08/11/14
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In an effort to better serve people with disabilities, Salem-Keizer Transit has purchased three paratransit vans for CherryLift, an origin-to-destination transportation service for people whose disability prevents them from using Cherriots buses. The new paratransit vans will reduce maintenance and fuel costs while improving accessibility.

The MV-1 paratransit van is the only vehicle in the world built specifically for ADA purposes. Its benefits include:
* Improved accessibility: The van's smaller size allows it to access locations that are difficult to reach in a traditional paratransit bus.
* Saves money: An MV-1 costs $20,500 less than a traditional paratransit bus, and the MV-1 will also save $6,673 annually in fuel costs by comparison. Because the van uses a ramp instead of a lift, there are fewer parts to maintain, reducing maintenance costs.

"It was clear to the Board of Directors that the MV-1 was an excellent choice," said Jerry Thompson, president of the Salem-Keizer Transit Board of Directors. "Especially since it will both save the district money and improve service to difficult-to-reach homes on narrow roads."

Salem-Keizer Transit purchased the paratransit vans from Schetky Northwest Coach to replace CherryLift buses that had exceeded the Federal Transit Administration's five-year useful life recommendation. The total price for the three vehicles was $143,670. An ODOT State of Good Repair grant provided $128,915, and the final $14,755 was covered by the Salem-Keizer Transit General Fund.


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8/11 Serves as Reminder to Call 811 Before Digging
NW Natural - 08/11/14
PORTLAND, Ore. -- NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) hopes this date, 8/11, will serve as a reminder to call 811 before digging to have underground utility lines marked. Every six minutes a line is damaged because someone decided to dig without first calling 811.


"On Aug. 11 and throughout the year, we remind homeowners and contractors to call 811 before digging to eliminate the risk of striking an underground utility line," said Scott Gallegos, compliance supervisor for NW Natural. "It really is the only way to know which lines are buried in your area."


Striking a gas pipeline can cause injury, repair costs, fines and inconvenient outages. That's why it is a federal law to call 811 at least two business days before digging.


When the call is made, the homeowner or contractor is connected to the local one-call center, which notifies the appropriate utilities of their intent to dig. Professional locators are then sent to the requested site to mark the locations of underground lines with flags, spray paint or both.

About NW Natural
NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and provides natural gas service to about 697,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Oregon and Southwest Washington. It is the largest independent natural gas utility in the Pacific Northwest. Additional information is available at nwnatural.com.
Robbery in East Precinct
Portland Police Bureau - 08/11/14
This morning, August 11, 2014, at 9:36 a.m., officers from East Precinct responded to a robbery at the Plaid Pantry located at 5146 SE Holgate Blvd. Officers arrived established a perimeter to attempt and contain the suspect. A K-9 unit responded but was unsuccessful in locating the suspect.

The suspect was described as a Black male in early 20's, approximately 6' tall and weighing approximately 165 lbs.

The investigation in this case is ongoing.

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Title Correction: Twelve OSP Recruit Troopers Graduating Friday, August 15, From Basic Police Training Program in Salem (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/11/14
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Twelve Oregon State Police (OSP) recruit troopers along with 22 recruit officers from other law enforcement agencies are graduating Friday, August 15, 2014, from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) Basic Police Training program. The graduation ceremony for the Basic Police Class 340 will take place at 11:00 a.m. at the Oregon Public Safety Academy Hall of Heroes located at 4190 Aumsville Highway in Salem.

The thirty-four graduating recruit officers include 12 OSP recruit troopers, 16 city police recruit officers, 5 county sheriffs recruit deputies, and one University of Oregon recruit officer. The 10 men and two women OSP recruit troopers are scheduled for assignments at the following locations:

* Recruit Trooper Ami Angell - Portland Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Vadim Bogdanov - The Dalles Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Kyson Culp - Klamath Falls Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Sherron Deberry - Salem Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper James Eslinger - Pendleton Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Jacob Fough - Tillamook Work Site office (Fish & Wildlife Division)
* Recruit Trooper Nate Harris - Coos Bay Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Michael Lopez - Salem Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Anna Lukiyanchuk - Portland Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Justin Morgan - St. Helens Work Site office (Fish & Wildlife Division)
* Recruit Trooper Thomas Nelson - Newport Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Scott Wilson - Central Point Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)

The twelve graduating OSP recruit troopers, along with 4 other new recruits hired as lateral entry troopers who came from other law enforcement agencies, began their academy-based training March 16, 2014. They brought with them a wide range of life experience and backgrounds. Eight served in the military, eight have college degrees including one person with a PhD in International Public Law, and three are bilingual in Spanish, Russian, and Ukrainian languages. The sixteen hired recruit troopers reported for an initial 3-week OSP pre-academy training program after which the lateral entry hired officers reported to their assigned OSP offices in Bend, North Plains, Pendleton and Tillamook. The remaining twelve recruit troopers joined other law enforcement recruit officers for the 16-week Basic Police training program from which they are graduating.

The Basic Police Class No. 340 graduation ceremony marks the completion of the Basic Police training for the multi-agency integrated class facilitated by DPSST, which provides statutorily-required basic training to newly hired city police officers, county sheriff's deputies and OSP troopers.

Information about the Oregon State Police, different opportunities available, how our hiring process works and updates about future hiring opportunities can be found on our recruiting website, www.osptrooper.com, or call the OSP Training / Sworn Applicant Processing Section at (503) 378-4175.

Questions regarding DPSST training and services can be directed to DPSST Director Eriks Gabliks at (503) 378-2332.

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The Oregon State Police is a full-service public safety agency providing diverse services to the citizens of Oregon. Our mission is to enhance livability and safety by protecting the people, property, and natural resources of the state. To realize our vision and accomplish our mission our objectives are to BE THERE (be ready and able to respond to the increasing needs of Oregonians); PREVENT HARM (engage in vigilant enforcement of laws and regulations while making Oregon's roadways safe and reducing our citizen's exposure to crime, fire and disasters); and, SUPPORT OREGON COMMUNITIES (providing specialized services and assistance throughout Oregon in support of the statewide public safety infrastructure).

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Oregon Dept. of Forestry fire update - Aug. 11
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/11/14
Fire Update - Monday, August 11, 2014 - Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF)

Large Fires within ODF protection:

New large fires: None reported.

Updates: (Evacuations are based on a Level 1-2-3 system corresponding to Ready-Set-Go, with Level 1 being the lowest.)

Klamath-Lake and Southwest Oregon Districts:

Beaver Complex: Klamath-Lake District (most acreage here) and Southwest Oregon District crews have been heavily involved in this ongoing effort.
The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning through 11:00 pm Tuesday.
Oregon Gulch Fire: covers 35,129 acres (about 9,500 in California) is 74% contained.
Personnel: 1,435
Evacuations: Some Jackson county areas remain at Level 1 evacuation notice level.
More information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
Oregon Fire Information Number: 541-488-7726 staffed from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/
Smoke Information - http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
DEQ - http://www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - https://www.facebook.com/#!/JacksonCountySheriff
NWCC - www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx

Northeast Oregon District:

5 Mile Fire: a 4,700 acre fire is 65% contained. It started Aug. 3 about 2 miles south of Imnaha.
Personnel: 386
More information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4048/
Information Contact Number: 541-432-0119 staffed from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Central Oregon District:

South Fork Complex (Murderers Creek South and Buck Fork (7,583 acres)): these July 31 lightning caused fires cover 62,476 acres and are 30% contained.
The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag warning through Tuesday.
Personnel: 798
More information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/
Fire Information Office Phone: 1-866-347-0636
www.southforkcomplex.blogspot.com
southforkcomplex@gmail.com

Rowena Fire: A 3,680 acre fire, currently 68% contained. This fire started August 5.
Personnel: 402
Evacuations: Evacuation levels ended, except for 5220-6464 Highway 30 Rowena addresses. Highway 30 re-opened.
More Information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4061/
Fire Info Hotlines: 971-701-4186 and 971-701-4212, staffed from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Twitter: @RowenaFire2014
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RowenaFire2014
Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mid-Columbia-Fire-Rescue/161214397226097
Register for Wasco County Sheriff's Office Citizen Alert Emergency Notification Program: www.co.wasco.or.us

Fires on other jurisdictions in Oregon
More information on these fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

FIRE STATISTICS
Due to heavy firefighting activity our fire statistics have not been updated. They will return when the database has been made current.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
ODF maintains a blog at http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/, which includes breaking news on wildfires statewide, along with current fire statistics, and a frequently updated Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry.

For information on wildfires in other jurisdictions within Oregon, go to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, http://www.nwccweb.us/ and to the national Incident Information System website at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

NEWS MEDIA
News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officer, (see below), 24/7 for fire information. The duty officer will call back promptly. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.

Nick Hennemann | Public Information Officer
Private Forests
Oregon Department of Forestry
2600 State Street, Salem, OR 97310
Desk (503) 945-7248
Cell (503) 910-4311
nhennemann@odf.state.or.us
Hispanic investors hungry for more investment knowledge and education, according to Wells Fargo survey
Wells Fargo - 08/11/14
Hispanic investors have a strong appetite for financial education and more sophisticated investment knowledge, according to a recent Wells Fargo national survey.

Almost half of surveyed Hispanics (45%) say that no one ever taught them about saving and investing (versus 31% of U.S. investors overall), and three out of four (76%) wish they had learned more about managing money when they were growing up (compared to 61% of U.S. investors overall).

Most Hispanic investors (72%) stated they wish they knew more about investing in mutual funds, stocks, and bonds (versus 64% of U.S. investors overall).

Despite a strong interest in personal finance and investing, one in three Hispanic investors surveyed (34%) do not feel comfortable investing in mutual funds, stocks, or bonds (versus 27% among U.S. investors overall). However, if they did invest in stocks and bonds, most Hispanics surveyed (70%) felt they would earn money on those investments (12% feel they would lose money, and 18% feel they would break even).

"These findings highlight some interesting attitudes among Hispanic investors and shed light on their strong desire for more education on the fundamentals of investing," said Steve Novak, senior investment strategist, Wells Fargo Private Bank. "Our findings suggest there's an opportunity to bolster the investing confidence of Hispanics through knowledge so they can act on what they intuitively know to be true around the importance of investing for their financial futures."

Additionally, survey responses indicate Hispanic investors are far more risk-averse than others, with almost half (47%) preferring to put money for the future into savings with no risk of losing it (compared to 35% of U.S. investors overall). More than half (56%) of Hispanic investors feel that the best place to keep their savings is in bank accounts (38%) or real estate (18%).

In contrast, fewer than half (45%) of all U.S. investors feel that the best place to keep their savings is in bank accounts (32%) or real estate (13%).

One in 10 Hispanic investors give themselves an 'A' when it comes to their financial and investing literacy (versus 17% among U.S. investors overall). Half of Hispanic investors (47%) give themselves a grade of 'B', and another third (34%) give themselves a 'C' (similar to U.S. investors overall).

Strong Connection to Family and Community
Family dynamics play a significant role in how Hispanic investors think about their personal finances and financial future. This is true in terms of lessons learned about money growing up, a sense of responsibility for taking care of family members financially, and how they think about their future retirement.

Fifty-five percent of Hispanic investors agree that "raising and investing in kids is the best retirement plan," compared to 41% among U.S. investors overall, and one quarter (24%) expect to rely on family members to live and make ends meet in retirement, compared to 13% of U.S. investors overall.

Hispanic investors are also more likely than other investors to lend and borrow money within their families. Almost 60% provide financial support to others in their families or communities, compared to 44% of U.S. investors overall, while half (54%) have lent or given money to an adult family member in the last year, compared to 39% of U.S. investors overall. Of those providing financial support to others, 81% provide direct financial support by giving money or paying bills.

Thirty-one percent of Hispanic investors are supporting adult children, parents, grandparents, extended family, or others, compared to 26% of U.S. investors overall, and 6% are providing financial support for people who live outside the U.S. (compared to 1% of U.S. investors overall).

Among Hispanic investors with kids, 28% say they want their kids out of the house and on their own the day they turn 18 (same as U.S. investors overall). Fifty-nine percent say they want to have money to pass on to family or friends (similar to U.S. investors overall), and 17% say that wanting assets for an inheritance most motivates them to build up their savings and investments (compared to 8% of U.S. investors overall).

Conversations with Parents
Nearly all Hispanic investors polled (92%) say their parents talked "a lot" or "sometimes" about the value and importance of hard work when they were growing up (similar to 89% of U.S. investors overall), but fewer than half said their parents talked as much about financial issues, including:
- how they managed money and spending (45%, similar to 40% of U.S. investors overall)
- what they were saving for and how much (36%, similar to 31% of U.S. investors overall)
- how they were planning for retirement (29%, similar to 33% of U.S. investors overall)
- how much money they made (27%, higher than 19% of U.S. investors overall)

How the Industry Stacks Up
More than half (57%) feel that the financial issues and needs of Hispanic Americans are different from other Americans. Currently, Hispanic investors give above-average grades to their primary banks or financial institutions with which they do the most business. The average grade for being Hispanic-friendly was a 'B', and for addressing the needs of Hispanic customers, they received a 'B'.

At the same time, 76% of Hispanic investors say financial services providers treat them with respect, yet 46% feel like they don't have enough money to get personal attention from banks. The survey revealed that 35% of respondents age 25-39 prefer financial professionals who are Hispanic (compared to 26% of those age 40-49 and 13% of those age 50-59).

About the Survey
These survey findings are based on an online survey conducted June 12-June 24 among 528 Hispanic investors nationwide. Qualified respondents were non-students, ages 25-75, who are the primary or joint financial decision-maker in the household with household investable assets of at least $10,000.

The survey also included a national comparison sample of 530 general population investors. Survey results were weighted on age, gender, household income, and race/ethnicity to ensure an accurate reflection of the investor population based on data from the Federal Reserve Board's Survey of Consumer Finances.

Assuming no sample bias, the maximum margin of error is ±4% for both the Hispanic and full U.S. samples. The survey was offered in both English and Spanish; 22 respondents took the survey in Spanish.

About Versta Research
Versta Research is a full-service market research firm, headquartered in Chicago, specializing in customized strategic market research and public opinion polling. For more information, visit www.VerstaResearch.com.

About Wells Fargo (Twitter @WellsFargo)
Serving the Pacific Northwest since 1852, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.5 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 locations; 12,500 ATMs; and the internet (wellsfargo.com). Wells Fargo perspectives and stories are also available at blogs.wellsfargo.com and at wellsfargo.com/stories.
Rowena Fire update - Aug. 11, morning
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/11/14
Rowena Fire
Morning Information Update
August 11, 2014

Oregon Department of Forestry
Incident Management Team 1
John Buckman, Incident Commander

Summary
A small spot fire flared up in grass and scrub oak on McCall Point (the SW corner of the fire) at approximately 2:30 p.m. yesterday. It was quickly knocked down at approximately 7 acres by using water bucket drops from a helicopter, engines, and crew personnel already on the fire. Control action on the spot fire continued through the remainder of the day shift. Line was constructed and hose lay installed.

Following work with helicopter bucket drops, snags were felled and mop up continued on the steep slopes above the homes along Highway 30.

During the night shift, infrared cameras were used to locate remaining hot spots in the spot fire on McCall Point and around structures in Divisions A and B.

Five Department of Corrections crews were utilized in the spot fire during the night shift, to further improve the line and mop up.

The remainder of the fire looks very good. Crews are close to meeting mop-up objectives.

Structural protection
Structure protection is provided by Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue through the 911 system. Wildland resources remain on the fire for mop-up.

Evacuations / Road Closures
Evacuation levels were dropped for all areas except Rowena from addresses 5220-6464 on Highway 30 to the west.

Highway 30 is now open.

Safety tips and information for residents who are returning to their homes can be found here on the Oregon Fire Marshal's website: http://www.oregon.gov/osp/SFM/docs/Comm_Ed/WUI/After_a_wildfire.pdf

Fire strategy for today
Aggressive mop up will continue on McCall Point with engines and crews. Helicopter bucket drops will be made on the steep inaccessible slopes to cool hot spots. Roads accessing the McCall Point area will be improved. Some contingency lines will be constructed. Firefighters will continue to secure fireline and areas around homes and structures with a minimum 300 foot objective.

Warnings
The public is urged to be mindful of personal safety around ongoing firefighting operations. Aerial work with helicopters and fire related traffic increase hazards in the area.

FIRE AT A GLANCE
Size: 3,680 acres
Location: The Dalles, OR
Containment: 68%
Cause: Under Investigation
Personnel: 402
Estimated ODF/OSFM Cost: $3,680,553

Evacuations and Road Closures: Wasco County Sheriff Evacuation Hotline: 541-506-2792

Closures/Restrictions:
Hwy 30 W between 5220 and 6464

Media Only Contact Phone: 971-701-4193

For More Information: Information phones are staffed 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
971-701-4186
971-701-4212
Beaver Complex update - Aug. 11, 2014, morning
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/11/14
Monday, August 11, 2014



Beaver Complex update - Aug. 11, morning

Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2- Chris Cline, Incident Commander

Fire Information number: (541) 488-7726
Hours of operation: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Aug. 11, 2014, 10 a.m.

Special Message:
Lightning predicted for yesterday did not materialize in the area directly around the Oregon Gulch Fire, but impacted other areas of the state. 1,700 lightning strikes hit in the state of Oregon yesterday, largely impacting Lane and Klamath counties. Thunderstorms are predicted again today creating the potential for hazardous conditions.

Current Situation:
Yesterday's weather gave crews the ability to make continued progress on mop up operations. Today, crews will continue to extinguish any hot spots that are detected within the 500 foot boundary on the interior of the fire. Due to predicted lightning in the area, crews will also remain available for initial attack on any new fires that may start.

The fire is nearing full containment and resources will start to be released later today if conditions hold. Fire managers are developing a transition plan in anticipation of returning responsibility for the fire to the local districts in the next few days.

Weather and Fire Behavior:
Thunderstorms with gusty winds will be in the area again today creating the potential for erratic winds, lightning and potentially new fire starts. The red flag warning continues through 11 p.m. on Tuesday. Yesterday's thunderstorms came within 15 miles of the fire and brought wind gusts around 20 mph in the afternoon; however, lightning did not develop. Fire behavior within the burned area is expected to be limited to smoldering stumps and larger fuels. Temperatures today are forecast to be between 85 and 90 degrees with relative humidity between 15 and 20 percent

Fire Statistics for Oregon Gulch Fire

Location: 15 miles east of Ashland, OR

Percent Contained: 74%
Size: 35,129 acres (9,464 acres in California)

Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14

Oregon wildland resources assigned to the complex include: 48 Type 2 hand crews, 4 camp crews, 44 engines, 12 dozers, 29 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

Air resources: 7 helicopters

Total personnel: 1,435

Evacuation orders by county:

Jackson County
The evacuation level for residents from the 6,000 block south to the Oregon Border on Copco Road remains at a Level 1. Access to Copco Road is limited to residents and emergency services only. Residents living along Highway 66 in Jackson County between the 11,000 and 22,000 block are still under a Level 1 Evacuation. This does not impact people living in Keno. Level 1 Evacuation means "BE READY" for potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information.

Klamath County
Currently roadblocks remain at Road 106 (Camp 4) south from Highway 66.

For the complex, 270 homes and 50 outbuildings are threatened; 6 homes were destroyed.

Places to get information:
Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - www.swofire.com/
Smoke Information - oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
DEQ - www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - www.facebook.com/JacksonCountySheriff
Inciweb - inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
NWCC - www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx
Sex Trafficking Arrest
Beaverton Police Department - 08/11/14
On Friday August 8th, detectives with the Beaverton Police Department initiated a juvenile sex-trafficking investigation that led to the arrest of two adults and the recovery of a runway 17-year old female missing from Stockton, CA who was being used in sex trafficking along the west coast.

Detectives arranged a meeting at a Beaverton hotel and made contact with the runway juvenile. The juvenile was part of a four-person group that was working its way north to Seattle. The juvenile was with two adult females and one adult male; all of whom were from Stockton, CA.

The male subject was identified as 19-year old Tyrell Charles Armstrong Jr. who was arrested for Compelling and Promoting Prostitution. Armstrong was also charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm after detectives found a loaded handgun in the center console of his vehicle. Armstrong was lodged at the Washington County Jail on all charges.

Detectives cited and released 18-year old female Breyonna Marie Abercrombie for Promoting Prostitution. The runaway juvenile was turned over to the care of Washington County Juvenile and will ultimately be returned to her mother in Stockton, CA.

Chief Geoff Spalding commented: "We will continue our efforts to target those who use the I-5 corridor as a way to move and profit from juveniles who are trapped in the world of sex trafficking. Law enforcement intervention is the only way out for many juveniles".


Attached Media Files: News Release
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office conducting a search and rescue for missing man near Dodge Park (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/11/14
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The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue (SAR) team is currently conducting a search for a missing 55 year old man who suffers from dementia and other medical issues.

On August 11th at about 6:30 a.m the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to Dodge Park at 11021 SE. Lusted Rd, which is in unincorporated Clackamas County, to search for a reported missing endangered person. The Sheriff's Office learned that 55 year old Vernon Ray, known as "Keith" walked away from his camp site at about 1:30 a.m. and has not been seen since.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Team is currently doing a search of the land and waterways around the area.

Mr. Ray is described as 5 foot 6 inches, 160 pounds, brown hair, and hazel eyes and is clean shaven. He was last seen wearing a blue flannel shirt, black Dickie brand shorts, black sandals and a black baseball hat. Mr. Ray has a memory span of about 5 minutes and can not talk. He may respond to the name Keith if called out to.

Anyone with any has seen or has any information about Mr. Vernon "Keith" Ray is urged to call 911 to report the spotting.

Refer to CCSO Case number 2014-21830


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Media Advisory: Oregon Statewide Unemployment Rate to be Released Tomorrow
Oregon Employment Dept. - 08/11/14
Salem - The Oregon statewide unemployment rate for July 2014 will be released tomorrow, August 12, at 10 am.

The Oregon Employment Department will hold a press conference at the Oregon Employment Department Central Office in Salem. The event will take place in the building's auditorium, 875 Union Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97311.

The press conference will feature state employment economist Nick Belieciks.

The conference will be video streamed live. Reporters unable to attend the conference in person may submit questions by e-mail at: worksourcecommunications@gmail.com prior to, or during the news conference.

The press conference may be viewed live at the following websites:
http://www.qualityinfo.org
http://www.oregon.gov/EMPLOY/COMM/Pages/livevideostream.aspx
SWWDC Increases Key Industry Expertise on its Board
SW Wash Workforce Development Council - 08/11/14
Clark County, Wash. (Aug. 11, 2014) - The Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council (SWWDC) has added 12 new members to enhance its collaboration with key growth industries and enable it to further align workforce training and employment services with industry needs. New Executive Committee appointments were also made.

"Adding representatives from manufacturing, IT/software, construction, health care, finance and transportation/logistics to our council gives us greater insight into the training and hiring needs for these industries," said John Vanderkin, SWWDC Council Chair. He continued, "It's important to have them at the table and we're pleased they're engaged in the workforce system."

"We're happy so many Cowlitz companies want to be involved in workforce," said Mike Karnofski, Cowlitz County Commissioner. "The industries we have represented on the council are where many of the future jobs will be and we need to ensure our residents have the skills to get these jobs."

On the Executive Committee, John Vanderkin, President of Employers Overload, is Council Chair; Angela Simmons, Staff Development Specialist at iQ Credit Union, is Vice-Chair; and Mindy Heuer, Accountant at the Port of Kalama, is Treasurer.

New Council members are:
* Bob Carroll, Business Representative - IBEW Local Union 48
* Renny Christopher, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs - WSU Vancouver
* Traci Eshelman, HR Manager - Thompson Metal Fab
* Kelley Foy, HR Manager - Columbia Machine
* Cliff Glass, Transportation Manager - UNFI
* Keath Huff, Systems Engineer and Account Manager - Utilize I.T., Inc.
* Mike Lemmons, Mortgage Loan Officer - Republic Mortgage Home Loans
* Michele Mulhern, Vocational Rehabilitation Lead Counselor - Dept. of Social and Health Services
* Denise Smith, Chief Operating Officer - Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery
* Paige Spratt, Attorney - Immix Law Group PC
* Bruce Warrick, Continuous Improvement Manager - Kapstone Paper
* Ed Barnes, Clark County Commissioner, serves on the Executive Board of County Commissioners

"We're focusing additional resources on our region's projected high-growth, high-demand industries to ensure employers have a pool of local talent from which to choose and residents have the skills they need to get the jobs of today and tomorrow," said Jeanne Bennett, SWWDC Executive Director. "Improving skills of workers in these areas will support business growth and success and improve the regional economy."

For the complete list of SWWDC Board members, visit http://swwdc.org/about-swwdc/boardmembers.html#commissioners.

Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council (SWWDC), a nonprofit organization founded in 2002, is the Workforce Investment Board (WIB) for Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties. SWWDC brings together funding, service providers, colleges, economic development and community organizations to provide free employment and training services to businesses, job seekers and youth. For more information, visit www.swwdc.org.

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Note: Photos are available, upon request, of: John Vanderkin, Traci Eshelman, Keath Huff, Mike Lemmons, Paige Spratt, Renny Christopher, Kelley Foy and Denise Smith


Attached Media Files: SWWDC Increases Key Industry Experties on its Board
Media availability - working safely in the heat
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 08/11/14
With a heat advisory in effect for much of Oregon, Oregon OSHA is encouraging employers and workers to take precautions around heat illness today. Labor-intensive activities such as construction, landscaping, and agricultural work can expose workers to dangerous heat. Heavy work outdoors can raise body temperatures beyond the level that normally can be cooled by sweating and may lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

Oregon OSHA Public Information Officer Melanie Mesaros is available today to do interviews about working safely in the heat.

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

Oregon OSHA has a pocket-sized booklet available, in both English and Spanish, with more tips for working in the heat: http://www.orosha.org/pdf/pubs/4926.pdf (English version).

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Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer & 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, visit www.dcbs.oregon.gov.
Oregon Army National Guard cooking team wins dessert competition at Bite of Oregon event (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 08/11/14
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PORTLAND, Ore.--A cooking team from the Oregon Army National Guard took first place in the dessert portion of the Bite of Oregon event held in Portland, Ore., Aug. 10.

The winning team, comprised of Oregon Army National Guard Sgt. Jeffrey Reed and Sgt. Elizabeth Stewart, both of Golf Co., 141 Brigade Support Battalion, took the title with a mixed berry cobbler using a cornbread style cake. The secret ingredient announced just prior to the start of the competition was whole sweet corn.

In 2013, Reed and Stewart competed in the annual Phillip A. Connelly cooking competition put on by the Department of the Army. The duo garnered both state and regional titles in the competition.

Reed and Stewart competed against the Oregon Air National Guard team, with head chef Master Sgt. Michael "Mick" Gremaud and teammate Chief Master Sgt. Michelle Marshall. The Air Guard team prepared a mixed berry-cream and sweet corn compote medley. Marshall came to the competition with formal culinary training at the Culinary Institute of Portland.

"This is a great chance for our Citizen Soldiers and Airmen to show how they are fantastic members of our community, and during a great event such as the Bite of Oregon," said Maj. Gen. Daniel Hokanson, Adjutant General, Oregon.

Stewart said her team did not expect to win, and lauded the Oregon Air National Guard team for a very professional effort. She added that many of the audience members had no idea the Oregon National Guard had cooks or any level of culinary talent.

"This is awesome, because a lot of people get to experience and see how we train all year," Stewart said. "This event helps people understand that we do more than go to war or learn to shoot a gun. Our Soldiers have many talents."

Proceeds from the annual event went to benefit Special Olympics Oregon. For more information on The Bite, including event schedules, please visit www.biteoforegon.com.


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Soldiers and Airmen from the Oregon National Guard begin the Iron Chef portion of the Bite of Oregon event, held in Portland, Ore., Aug. 10. The Air National Guard team (foreground) competed against the Oregon Army National Guard team, who ultimately won the competition with a mixed berry cobbler with sweet corn as the secret ingredient. The Oregon Air National Guard team is comprised of Master Sgt. Michael Gremaud (left foreground), and Chief Master Sgt. Michelle Marshall (right foreground). The Army team is comprised of Sgt. Jeffrey Reed and Sgt. Elizabeth Stewart. In 2013, Reed and Stewart competed in the annual Department of Army's Phillip A. Connelly Award Competition for cooking, taking both state and regional titles. Proceeds from the Bite of Oregon go to benefit Special Olympics Oregon. Photo by Maser Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.

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Oregon Army National Guard Sgt. Jeffrey Reed (right) and Sgt. Elizabeth Stewart, (left), prepare their dessert recipe during the Iron Chef portion of the Bite of Oregon event, held in Portland, Ore., Aug. 10. Reed and Stewart won the Bite of Oregon competition with a mixed berry cobbler with sweet corn as the secret ingredient. In 2013, Reed and Stewart participated in the annual Department of Army's Phillip A. Connelly Award Competition for cooking, taking both state and regional titles. The Oregon Air National Guard team is comprised of Master Sgt. Michael Gremaud and Chief Master Sgt. Michelle Marshall. Proceeds from the Bite of Oregon go to benefit Special Olympics Oregon. Photo by Maser Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.

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Oregon Air National Guard Master Sgt. Michael Gremaud (left), and Chief Master Sgt. Michelle Marshall (right), serve berry-cream dessert with sweet corn compote to judges during the Iron Chef portion of the Bite of Oregon event, held in Portland, Ore., Aug. 10. Gremaud and Marshall, who comprised the Oregon Air National Guard team, competed against the Oregon Army National Guard team, comprised of Sgt. Jeffrey Reed and Sgt. Elizabeth Stewart, who prepared a mixed berry cobbler with sweet corn as the secret ingredient, which ultimately won over the judges. In 2013, Reed and Stewart competed in the annual Department of Army's Phillip A. Connelly Award Competition for cooking, taking both state and regional titles. Proceeds from the Bite of Oregon go to benefit Special Olympics Oregon. Photo by Maser Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.

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Oregon Army National Guard Sgt. Jeffrey Reed (left) and Sgt. Elizabeth Stewart, give each other a "high-five" in celebration after their team was announced the winner of the Iron Chef portion of the Bite of Oregon event, held in Portland, Ore., Aug. 10. Reed and Stewart, who competed against the Oregon Air National Guard team, comprised of Master Sgt. Michael Gremaud and Chief Master Sgt. Michelle Marshall, prepared a mixed berry cobbler with sweet corn as the secret ingredient. In 2013, Reed and Stewart participated in the annual Department of Army's Phillip A. Connelly Award Competition for cooking, taking both state and regional titles. Proceeds from the Bite of Oregon go to benefit Special Olympics Oregon. Photo by Maser Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.


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Serious Injury Motorcycle-Involved Crash - Highway 51 north of Independence in Polk County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/11/14
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A Patriot Guard Rider motorcyclist was seriously injured Sunday afternoon in a collision with a pickup at the Highway 51 and Halls Ferry Road intersection about three miles north of Independence.

On August 10, 2014 at approximately 4:35 p.m., a 1990 Yamaha motorcycle operated by RICHARD A. ROMANO, age 50, from Independence, was traveling northbound on Highway 51 approaching the intersection with Halls Ferry Road. A 2013 Dodge pickup driven by DAVID HARGREAVES, age 64, from Caldwell, Idaho, was stopped at a stop sign on Halls Ferry Road and pulled out into the motorcyclist's path. The motorcycle collided into the pickup's driver side door, ejecting ROMANO on impact and seriously injuring him.

ROMANO was transported by ambulance to Salem Hospital. He was wearing a protective helmet.

HARGREAVES and a 63-year old female passenger were not injured. HARGREAVES was cited by OSP for Fail to Yield Right of Way.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Polk County Sheriff's Office, Polk County Fire District No. 1, and ODOT. Highway 51 was temporarily blocked during the emergency response and crash investigation.

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Skamania County Emergency Services Respond to Coinciding Washougal River Rescues (Photo)
Skamania Co. EMS and Rescue - 08/11/14
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Washougal, WA, August 9th, 2014: At 5:08p.m. Skamania County EMS (SCEMS), Skamania County Fire District #4 (SCFD #4), and Skamania County Fire District #5 were dispatched to 1.5 miles past Dougan Falls on the Washougal River, to an area commonly referred to as Naked Falls, for swimmer with a shoulder injury. While en route, crews requested the Regional Technical Rescue Team for additional assistance. Emergency crews arrived to find the patient down a 200' steep and rocky trail on the bank of the river. While setting up a system to raise the injured patient from the river, additional bystanders contacted crews for a juvenile stuck in a waterfall upstream. Due to the limited number of emergency personnel on scene, crews diverted to assist the minor who was trapped in the water and was considered to be in immediate danger. Personnel located the minor approximately 0.25 miles upriver with his left leg stuck between two rocks at the bottom of a 7' waterfall; bystanders were holding the minor's head above the water. Crews worked with the bystanders to free the patient's leg and were able to move the patient to the shore. The patient had been in the cold water for 30 minutes, once freed he was moved up a 500' trail to the roadway using a stokes basket and placed into a waiting ambulance. He was transported by a mutual aid resource to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. Crews were then able to refocus their efforts on the initial call, the 24 y/o female, who had remained in care of a SCEMS paramedic. The patient was packaged into a SKED, and using a complex rope system they raised the patient 50' vertically to the trail. The patient was transported by SCEMS to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. Skamania County Fire District #2 and Camas Fire and Rescue were also onscene.


Attached Media Files: Naked Falls Rope System , Naked Falls Rescue
Lightning Sparks Two Fires in Lebanon
Lebanon Fire Dist. - 08/11/14
At 9:18 pm Sunday night, Lebanon Fire District was dispatched to 32843 Sand Ridge Rd. for a lightning caused grass fire. While en-route to the fire, one of the engines discovered a newly ignited fire at 36159 Airport Rd. A total of 20 personnel were used to fight the fires and both fires were about a quarter acre in size. There were no injuries.

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Traffic Enforcement for Labor Day Weekend
Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/10/14
The Hood River County Sheriff's Office will be increasing patrols for traffic enforcement from August 15th to September 7th. Enforcement will focus on seatbelt use and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants. The Sheriff's Office receives grant funding to increase patrols during this time period through the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. The goal is to reduce injuries and fatalities from crashes that are typically higher than normal in this time period. We hope to achieve safer roadways through high visibility enforcement and media campaigns. The Sheriff's Office urges everyone to drive with care over the busy Labor Day Weekend. Please report drivers suspected of DUII or other driving violations by calling 911 or the Sheriff's Office dispatch center at 541-386-2711.
Shot Fired at Ridgefield Home
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/10/14
On 8/10/2014 at 5:10pm, Clark County Sheriff's Office patrol units were alerted to a disturbance with a weapon call at 21612 NE 22nd Avenue. The resident, Ryan Boudreau 38 of Ridgefield, Washington reported that someone was breaking into his home and he intended to shoot them. The CRESA 911 dispatch center maintained contact with Boudreau and updated the responding patrol deputies. The house was surrounded and all but one of the involved parties was detained. Chris Holland 25 of Vancouver, fled the scene as deputies were arriving and remains a person of interest.
Deputies were able to determine that Boudreau and his girlfriend, Katrina Hendrix 32 of Ridgefield, asked her sister, Michelle Hendrix 34 of Vancouver, to come to the residence to pick up a washing machine. Michelle brought Ian Hurling, 23 of Vancouver, and Chris with her. A verbal disturbance ensued involving Michelle, Chris, and the resident, Ryan. When Ryan directed Michelle and Chris off of his property, Michelle assaulted Ryan. Ryan retrieved a handgun and while standing outside the residence next to a 'no trespassing' sign, ordered Michelle, Chris and Ian off of the property. When they refused to leave, Ryan fired a single gunshot into the ground. Ian was forced to physically restrain Chris from assaulting Ryan. When Ryan and Katrina returned to their home to call 911, Michelle and Chris went to the back door and broke out the window. Ian was contacted by deputies as he was fleeing from the residence in a white SUV.
Michelle was arrested for Malicious Mischief 3 D.V. and assault charges are being forwarded for review to the prosecutor's office. Ryan and Katrina fully cooperated with the investigation. Ryan's involvement will be reviewed by the prosecutor's office as well.
No one was injured in the incident.
Cornelius Man Arrested Following Attempt to Elude in Vehicle & on Foot - Highway 18 west of McMinnville (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/10/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a 30-year old Cornelius man Sunday afternoon following his attempt to elude a trooper along Highway 18 west of McMinnville in Yamhill County. The man's attempt to flee ended near the Riverbend Landfill after he abandoned the car and fled on foot before being arrested.

On August 10, 2014 at approximately 11:56 a.m., an OSP trooper on patrol saw a 2008 Acura four door traveling eastbound at 99 mph on Highway 18 near milepost 29. The trooper activated the patrol car's emergency lights and siren to stop the car but the driver failed to yield, speeding up to over 100 mph and passing other traffic on the left and right. As the Acura continued eastbound, deputies from Polk and Yamhill counties were heading toward the area to assist.

At times, the Acura's speed slowed due to heavy traffic but its driver continued operating in a reckless manner. Near milepost 42, the Acura turned off Highway 18 toward a landfill and stopped on a gravel road. A male driver got out of the car and fled with the trooper chasing on foot for over 200 yards. At approximately 12:10 p.m., the driver surrendered to the trooper without further incident as deputies arrived on scene.

The driver was identified as DYLAN SPENCER KENT, age 30, from Cornelius. He was lodged in the Yamhill County on the following charges:

* Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
* Misdemeanor Attempt to Elude on Foot
* Reckless Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person

KENT was also cited for Driving While Suspended.

An adult female passenger was not arrested.

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Small Plane Crashes at North Plains Gliderport (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/10/14
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August 10, 2014 - Washington County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the North Plains Gliderport on a report of a plane crash. The pilot was the only occupant in the plane. He sustained minor injuries and was able to walk away from the crash.

On Sunday afternoon at 12:34 p.m., deputies responded to the North Plains Gliderport located at 11870 NW Dersham Road, North Plains. Upon arrival deputies learned the pilot, John Kimmel age 53 of Milwaukie, was attempting take off from the Gliderport when his engine lost power. He attempted to turn the plane around and land back at the Gliderport but crashed in a neighboring field.

The 1991 RV-3M amateur built single engine fixed wing plane sustained significant damage. However, Mr. Kimmel was able to exit the plane on his own power. The FAA responded to the scene to follow up on the incident.


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CORRECTION - East Officers respond to stabbing
Portland Police Bureau - 08/10/14
The location of this incident should have read the 2900 block of S.E. 121st Avenue. We apologize for the mistake.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

Early this morning, August 10, 2014, at about 2:55 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 2900 Block of SE 122ND Avenue on a report of a stabbing. Officers arrived and found the victim, a 32-year-old male, had suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the assault. The suspect, described as a short black male, approximately 30-years of age, wearing a red shirt and black shorts, had fled the area.

Based on the initial investigation it appears the assault allegedly occurred as the result of an argument between the victim, a resident of the location, and the suspect. The two appeared to be acquaintances.

Officers used K-9 cars and attempted to contain the area but the suspect was not captured. Officers are still investigating this assault.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry fire update - Aug. 10
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/10/14
Fire Update - Sunday, August 10, 2014 - Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF)

Large Fires within ODF protection:

New large fires: None reported.

Updates: (Evacuations are based on a Level 1-2-3 system corresponding to Ready-Set-Go, with Level 1 being the lowest.)

Klamath-Lake and Southwest Oregon Districts:

Beaver Complex: Klamath-Lake District (most acreage here) and Southwest Oregon District crews have been heavily involved in this ongoing effort.
The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning from 11:00 am today through 11:00 pm Tuesday. The forecast for the Beaver Complex area calls for thunderstorms with dry lightning this afternoon. Any new fire starts may grow rapidly due to the dry conditions. This forecast creates good potential for extreme fire behavior.
Oregon Gulch Fire: covers 35,129 acres (about 9,500 in California) is 64% contained. Lightning caused this fire on July 30.
Personnel: 1,458
Evacuations: Some Jackson county areas remain at Level 1 evacuation notice level.
More information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
Oregon Fire Information Number: 541-488-7726 staffed from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/
Smoke Information - http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
DEQ - http://www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - https://www.facebook.com/#!/JacksonCountySheriff
NWCC - www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx

Northeast Oregon District:

5 Mile Fire: a 4,700 acre fire is 50% contained. It started August 3 and is 20 miles northeast of Enterprise and 2 miles south of Imnaha.
Personnel: 412
More information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4048/
Information Contact Number: 541-432-0119


Central Oregon District:

South Fork Complex (Murderers Creek South and Buck Fork Fires, 52,437 and 7,583 acres, respectively): these July 31 lightning caused fires cover 60,020 acres and are 25% contained.
The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag warning through Tuesday. (Increasing risk of thunderstorms through Tuesday.)
Personnel: 692
Evacuations: A Level 1 Evacuation remains in place for the area south of Highway 26, west of 21 Road (Fields Creek) and east of 42 Road (South Fork of the John Day River). Grant County Sheriff's Department has also issued a Level 1 Evacuation for the area south of Deer Creek and east of the South Fork of the John Day River.
More information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/
Fire Information Office Phone: 1-866-347-0636
www.southforkcomplex.blogspot.com
southforkcomplex@gmail.com

Rowena Fire: A 3,673 acre fire, currently 65% contained. This fire started about 9 p.m. August 5.
Structure/home fire protection: The Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue has resumed primary home protection through the 911 system.
Personnel and equipment: 610 personnel
Evacuations: Evacuation levels remain at a Level I (Get Ready) for all residents living on Highway 30 West.
More Information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4061/
Fire Info Hotlines: 971-701-4186 and 971-701-4212, staffed from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Twitter: @RowenaFire2014
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RowenaFire2014
Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mid-Columbia-Fire-Rescue/161214397226097
Register for Wasco County Sheriff's Office Citizen Alert Emergency Notification Program: www.co.wasco.or.us
Current road closures and evacuation notices, Wasco County Sheriff's Office Rowena Fire Hotline: 541-506-2792
Road closures/information on ODOT Tripcheck at www.tripcheck.com

Fires on other jurisdictions in Oregon
More information on these fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.

FIRE STATISTICS
Due to heavy firefighting activity our fire statistics have not been updated. They will return when the database has been made current.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
ODF maintains a blog at http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/, which includes breaking news on wildfires statewide, along with current fire statistics, and a frequently updated Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry.

For information on wildfires in other jurisdictions within Oregon, go to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, http://www.nwccweb.us/ and to the national Incident Information System website at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

NEWS MEDIA
News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officer, (see below), 24/7 for fire information. The duty officer will call back promptly. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.

Nick Hennemann | Public Information Officer
Private Forests
Oregon Department of Forestry
2600 State Street, Salem, OR 97310
Desk (503) 945-7248
Cell (503) 910-4311
nhennemann@odf.state.or.us
08/09/14
PHOTO RELEASE: Oregon National Guard's Assistant Adjutant General for Operations views ongoing firefighting operations (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 08/09/14
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Oregon Air National Guard Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Silver, Assistant Adjutant General for Operations, surveys damage caused by the Oregon Gulch fire near Ashland, Ore. Oregon Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopters, HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters and ground support crews and equipment were dispatched in support of the Oregon Department of Forestry, incident commander for wildfire emergencies. The Oregon National Guard is currently assisting in locations throughout the state. Photo courtesy of Oregon Army National Guard.


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UPDATE #1 - Pedestrian struck on I-405
Portland Police Bureau - 08/09/14
The individual struck attempting to cross I-405 is believed to have non-life-threatening injuries at this time. Investigators have learned that he was struck attempting to cross I-405 on foot after his vehicle ran out of gas. I-405 is now open in both directions.


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Only the northbound lanes of I-405 are currently closed.

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Today, August 9, 2014, at 5:58 p.m., Central Precinct officers received a call regarding a pedestrian struck on the I-405 freeway near Glisan Street. The pedestrian, an adult male, was on foot attempting to cross the freeway. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The extent of his injuries are not know at this time. Officers have arrived and are conducting an investigation. I-405 is currently close. The investigation is ongoing.
Inmate walks away from Mill Creek Correctional Facility in Salem (Photo) UPDATE: ACCOMPLICE
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 08/09/14
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An inmate walked away Saturday afternoon from Mill Creek Correctional Facility in Salem. Oregon State Police are investigating.

The woman who drove the inmate away from the facility is Lacy Kay Evans, 4/4/87. She is white, 6' tall, short platinum blond hair.

MCCF staff discovered inmate Jerry Teixeira missing at approximately 2:40 p.m., Saturday, August 9. Teixeira is a 34-year-old Caucasian male, 6 feet 1 inches tall, 190 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. Teixeira was last seen wearing blue jeans with the word "inmate" and the DOC logo stenciled on the knee in orange, and a blue t-shirt with the word "inmate" and the DOC logo stenciled in orange on the front and back.

Teixeira entered DOC custody on October 1, 2013, on two counts of burglary II, one count of possession of methamphetamine, one count of delivering methamphetamine, and one count of felon in possession of a firearm out of Marion County. His earliest release date is September 5, 2015.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call Oregon State Police at 1-800-452-7888.

Mill Creek Correctional Facility (MCCF) is a minimum-security prison located five miles southeast of Salem that houses approximately 280 inmates who are within four years of release. It primarily provides education and work opportunities for adults in custody.

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Fatal Motorcycle Crash - Highway 126E east of Vida in Lane County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/09/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday morning's motorcycle-involved fatal traffic crash along Highway 126E about ten miles east of Vida in Lane County. The crash resulted in the death of a 58-year old Vida man.

On August 9, 2014 at approximately 9:52 a.m., a 1986 Harley Davidson operated by MARK FREDERICK RICKMAN, age 58, from Vida, was traveling on Highway 126E near milepost 36 negotiating a left curve too fast. The motorcycle traveled off the highway into a ditch, struck a road side reflector and returned back onto the highway where it crashed.

RICKMAN was ejected and pronounced deceased at the scene. He was wearing a protective helmet.

OSP troopers from the Springfield Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Speed is a possible contributing factor. Trooper Kyle Bachmeier is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by McKenzie Fire & Rescue and ODOT. The highway was closed for an hour and then opened to one lane for the next three hours.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Interstate 5 in Albany (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/09/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday morning's single vehicle serious injury traffic crash that occurred along the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Albany. Seven people, 2 adults and 5 children, were transported to area hospitals with minor to critical injuries. Driver fatigue is being investigated as a contributing factor.

On August 9, 2014 at approximately 6:13 a.m., a 2002 Chrysler Town & Country van driven by GUSTAVO GUEVARA-HERNANDEZ, age 35, from Salem, was northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 233 when the driver fell asleep. The van drifted toward the right shoulder and crashed head-on with the impact absorbing guardrail attenuator at the exit 233 off ramp. The van rolled and came to rest on its top blocking the off ramp.

The two adults and five children, ages 5 - 16, were transported to various area hospitals. The driver's 5-year old daughter, CAMILIA GUEVARA BARCENAS, was transported by air ambulance to Salem Hospital with critical injuries. Safety restraint use is pending confirmation.

The off ramp closed for over 3 hours during the emergency response and investigation.

OSP troopers from the Albany Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Jeff Freitag is the lead investigator. OSP was assisted at the scene by fire personnel from Albany, Jefferson, and Lebanon fire departments.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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UPDATE: Deputies Search for Missing Endangered Juvenile (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/09/14
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UPDATE: August 9, 2014 - Early Saturday morning, Hillsboro Police located Harvey Cross at a friend's house. He was in good health and was returned to the custody of his parents.

August 8, 2014--Sheriff's Deputies are seeking the public's help in locating a missing 16 year-old boy. Deputies believe he may be in danger due to evidence located at his home indicating he was having thoughts of self harm.

On August 5, 2014, at about 9:25 P.M., Sheriff's Deputies were called to the 900 block of SW 179th Street in Aloha, concerning 16 year-old Harvey Cross. Deputies were told that Harvey was home Tuesday evening and in his room. When a family member went to check on him, they found a note stating he was leaving and his window open.

On August 6, 2014 the family reported to the Sheriff's Office that they found several notes written by Harvey indicating thoughts of self harm. It has been three days since the family has heard from Harvey. He has no history of running away from home and his family is concerned for his safety. Harvey might travel to the Vancouver, Washington area, where he has relatives.

Harvey is described as being 6', 130lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. It is unknown what he is wearing, but he will likely have a backpack and a long board style skateboard. He has been entered into the Law Enforcement Data System which will assist any peace officer that comes into contact with him to return him home.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Harvey Cross, please call the Sheriff's Office at 503-629-0111.


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UPDATE #2 - East Precinct and Transit officers respond to a report of a stabbing
Portland Police Bureau - 08/09/14
Officers investigating this incident have arrested a second male juvenile in connection with this case. The investigation has revealed that two subjects assaulted the victim in this incident. The victim, also a male juvenile, used a box-cutter to defend himself. The investigation is ongoing.

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###UPDATE #1###

The investigation is on going but officers have arrested a male juvenile in this incident for assault in the 3rd degree. The assault occurred on a MAX train near the Main Street Transit Station. The individual transported as a result of this incident suffered non-life-threatening injuries and is at an area hospital. Investigators are continuing to exam evidence in this case. Officers have identified and located both parties in this incident and no suspects are outstanding.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###


Today, August 8, 2014 at 2:08 p.m., East Precinct and Transit Police officers responded to a report of stabbing in the 1100 Block of S.E. 96th Avenue. Officers have arrived and secured the scene. At least one individual has been transported to an area hospital. It is early in the investigation and the severity of the injuries are not known at this time.

Officers are continuing to secure the area and conduct an investigation into this incident.
Rowena Fire Update August 9, 2014
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/09/14
Summary
Despite strong winds and low humidity, burnout operations yesterday and through last night were successful. Fire containment has increased from 35 to 55 percent.

Containment lines are in place and the fire threat to the Adeline Way, Simonelli Road, and Foley Lakes communities is diminishing. Incident Commanders and the Wasco County Sheriff's Office evaluated the evacuation order and have determined that all 740 residences that have been under a Level 1 or Level 3 evacuation order will be at Level 1. All residents may return to their homes. Please read below for specific information on roadblocks.

Today, firefighters will continue to focus on removing unburned fuel and holding containment lines.

Structural protection
Burnout operations took place along the slopes above the affected communities and were successful, taking out unburned fuel from Old Highway 30 to the flame front. There was no report of structural loss overnight.

Evacuations
A total of 740 residences have been under a Level 1 or Level 3 evacuation order. Evacuation levels have been reduced to a Level I (Get Ready) for all residents living on Highway 30 West. Residents may return home at this time, but are asked to be alert for changing conditions and cautious of firefighting efforts.

Roadblocks on Highway 30 West have been reduced and there will be no through traffic on Highway 30 between the addresses of 4877 and 5220.

Residents living to the east of 4877 Highway 30, the intersection with Adeline Way, should access their homes via Interstate 84 exit 82. This includes Tooley Terrace, Adeline Way, and Simonellli Road.

Residents living to the west of 5220 Highway 30 should access their homes via Interstate 84 exit 76.

Safety tips and information for residents who are returning to their homes can be found here on the Oregon Fire Marshal's website: http://www.oregon.gov/osp/SFM/docs/Comm_Ed/WUI/After_a_wildfire.pdf

The evacuation shelter, which has been set up by the Red Cross at Dry Hollow Elementary School located at 1314 E 19th, The Dalles, OR, remains open at this time.

Fire strategy for today
Some crews will be demobilized today while other crews will be engaged with mop-up and watching for any additional hotspots. Today's objectives will be to continue burning off unburned fuel and holding established containment lines.

Warnings
This weekend a high level of public traffic is expected in and through The Gorge area. The public is urged to be mindful of personal safety and ongoing firefighting operations, use caution when traveling near or around the fire, and to not stop along Interstate 84 to take photos or observe firefighting operations.

Governor's visit
On Friday, Governor Kitzhaber visited the Rowena Fire area and the Incident Command Post. He called this year's fire efforts "exceptional," and expressed thanks for the fire suppression efforts to date.

Unified command
The fire is being managed under a unified command between the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office and Oregon Department of Forestry. This Unified Command is working for ODF Central Oregon District, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Mid Columbia Fire & Rescue.

FIRE AT A GLANCE
Size: 3,565 acres
Location: The Dalles, OR
Containment: 55%
Cause: Under Investigation
Personnel: 832
Estimated Cost: $2,122,066
Evacuations and Road Closures: Wasco County Sheriff Evacuation Hotline: 541-506-2792
Closures/Restrictions: Hwy 30 between The Dalles Country Club and Rowena

For More Information: Information phones will be staffed 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
971-701-4186
971-701-4212
Rowena Fire update - Aug. 9
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/09/14
Oregon Department of Forestry
Incident Management Team 1
John Buckman, Incident Commander

Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office
Incident Management Green Team
John Ingrao, Incident Commander

Rowena Fire
Daily Morning Information Update
August 9, 2014

Summary
Despite strong winds and low humidity, burnout operations yesterday and through last night were successful. Fire containment has increased from 35 to 55 percent.

Containment lines are in place and the fire threat to the Adeline Way, Simonelli Road, and Foley Lakes communities is diminishing. Incident Commanders and the Wasco County Sheriff's Office evaluated the evacuation order and have determined that all 740 residences that have been under a Level 1 or Level 3 evacuation order will be at Level 1. All residents may return to their homes. Please read below for specific information on roadblocks.

Today, firefighters will continue to focus on removing unburned fuel and holding containment lines.

Structural protection
Burnout operations took place along the slopes above the affected communities and were successful, taking out unburned fuel from Old Highway 30 to the flame front. There was no report of structural loss overnight.

Evacuations
A total of 740 residences have been under a Level 1 or Level 3 evacuation order. Evacuation levels have been reduced to a Level I (Get Ready) for all residents living on Highway 30 West. Residents may return home at this time, but are asked to be alert for changing conditions and cautious of firefighting efforts.

Roadblocks on Highway 30 West have been reduced and there will be no through traffic on Highway 30 between the addresses of 4877 and 5220.

Residents living to the east of 4877 Highway 30, the intersection with Adeline Way, should access their homes via Interstate 84 exit 82. This includes Tooley Terrace, Adeline Way, and Simonellli Road.

Residents living to the west of 5220 Highway 30 should access their homes via Interstate 84 exit 76.

Safety tips and information for residents who are returning to their homes can be found here on the Oregon Fire Marshal's website: http://www.oregon.gov/osp/SFM/docs/Comm_Ed/WUI/After_a_wildfire.pdf

The evacuation shelter, which has been set up by the Red Cross at Dry Hollow Elementary School located at 1314 E 19th, The Dalles, OR, remains open at this time.

Fire strategy for today
Some crews will be demobilized today while other crews will be engaged with mop-up and watching for any additional hotspots. Today's objectives will be to continue burning off unburned fuel and holding established containment lines.

Warnings
This weekend a high level of public traffic is expected in and through The Gorge area. The public is urged to be mindful of personal safety and ongoing firefighting operations, use caution when traveling near or around the fire, and to not stop along Interstate 84 to take photos or observe firefighting operations.

Governor's visit
On Friday, Governor Kitzhaber visited the Rowena Fire area and the Incident Command Post. He called this year's fire efforts "exceptional," and expressed thanks for the fire suppression efforts to date.

Unified command
The fire is being managed under a unified command between the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office and Oregon Department of Forestry. This Unified Command is working for ODF Central Oregon District, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Mid Columbia Fire & Rescue.

FIRE AT A GLANCE
Size: 3,565 acres
Location: The Dalles, Oregon
Containment: 55%
Cause: Under Investigation
Personnel: 832
Estimated Cost: $2,122,066

Evacuations and Road Closures: Wasco County Sheriff Evacuation Hotline: 541-506-2792

Closures/Restrictions: Hwy 30 between The Dalles Country Club and Rowena

For more information: Information phones will be staffed 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
971-701-4186
971-701-4212
East Precinct Neighborhood Response Officer Serve Warrant on Drug House (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/09/14
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Yesterday, August 8, 2014, at approximately 2:30 p.m., East Precinct Neighborhood Response Team officers with help from the Portland Police Bureau's Drugs and Vice Division, Central Precinct's Street Crimes Unit, the Gresham Police Department and the Department of Community Justice served a warrant on a residence located in the 4600 block of Southeast 76th Avenue. The warrant, for crimes related to both drugs and identity theft, resulted in ten arrests for various drug related crimes.

Leonard Lee Jetland, a 47-year-old male, was arrested for conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine, delivery of methamphetamine, frequenting a place where controlled substances are used, possession of methamphetamine and theft I by receiving. Michael Dwayne Fields, a 29-year-old male, was arrested for conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine, delivery of methamphetamine, frequenting a place where controlled substances are used and possession of methamphetamine. The investigation is ongoing and may result in additional charges.


Attached Media Files: Fields , Jetland
Deputies Search for Endangered Female Runaway (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/09/14
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August 8, 2014--Washington County Sheriff's Deputies are searching for a runaway juvenile that is engaging in dangerous activities.

Sheriff's Deputies serving the city of Cornelius are asking for the public's help to locate Keri Sinner 17, from Cornelius. It is believed that she has repeatedly engaged in dangerous self-destructive behavior when she previously ran away from home.

The family reports that Keri has been victimized many times in the past by adult men who exploit Keri's vulnerability. The family also now believes her to be at a higher risk than before, due to her lack of appropriate medication. This disables Kari's ability to understand consequences and has left her susceptible to entering into very dangerous situations, including going with anyone she may come into contact with.

Keri is described as being 5'5", 125lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black and white jacket and purple and black shoes. She has been entered into the Law Enforcement Data System which will assist any peace officer that comes into contact with her to return her home.

Sheriff's Deputies serving the city of Cornelius are seeking the public's help regarding this case. If you have any information, please call the Sheriff's Deputies at (503) 629-0111.


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5-Mile and Somers Fires update - Aug. 9
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/09/14
Saturday, August 9, 2014
5-Mile and Somers Fires - Joseph, Oregon

Information Contact Number: 541-432-0119

Location: Two fires near Imnaha, Oregon.

The park and grounds of the Chief Joseph Rodeo Grounds are closed to public camping due to use by incident personnel for the 5 Mile and Somers Fires.

Current situation:
5 Mile Fire -The weather yesterday provided firefighters with an opportunity to fight fire directly. The cooler weather tempered the fire behavior allowing firefighters to construct direct containment lines on the south side of the fire. Helicopters were used to cool areas with increased intensity.

Yesterday, firefighters began to burn along the south containment line when winds increased and shifted directions. Given those conditions, the remainder of the burnout was postponed. This morning, if weather conditions are appropriate, the operation will proceed and finish tying this containment line together. Hot spots over the ridge will be mopped-up and secured. The east, north and west flanks are all in mop-up and rehabilitation. If the south flank holds the need for the Level 1 Evacuation Notice will be reviewed.

The operational priority remains to secure the town of Imnaha and keep the fire from the Oregon Department of Forestry-protected private lands, ranches and homes along the Imnaha River Road. Structure protection at College Creek Guard Station and at Cayuse Flats has been completed. A weed washing station has been set-up for use by incident vehicles to reduce the potential spread of noxious weeds. An initial attack group has been identified to respond to any new fire starts within the local vicinity.

Start Date-August 3
Cause-Under investigation
Size- 4,700 acres
Percent Contained-35%
Total Personnel-383
Crews-9
Engines-13
Water Tenders-9
Dozers-3
Helicopters-5


Somers Fire - The fire continued to grow laterally north and south. Firefighters are working to secure the historical Tryon Creek and Temperance and Ranches. Preparations include constructing fire line, removing receptive fuels around infrastructure, setting up sprinkler systems, and wrapping buildings in fire resistant foil. The priority continues to be point protection of the radio repeater at Somers Point, and additional sites located in the canyon. The rappellers staffing this fire have been removed and replaced with a helitack crew.



Additional firefighters will be scouting potential containment lines with resources transitioning from 5 Mile Fire to Somers Fire to begin suppression actions. Firefighters are being shuttled by jet boat and helicopters. Heavy helicopters will continue with bucket drops of water to cool the fire's edge on the north and south flanks.



Boaters on the Snake River need to be aware of water dipping activities and use caution while in the area. A new Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Closure has been implemented closing the use of the Oregon and Idaho river frontage for ?1/4 mile inland along the Snake River. See Closures below for more information.


Start Date-August 3

Cause-Lightning

Acres- 15,000

Percent Contained-0%

Total Personnel-13


Weather:

Continued hot and dry weather will persist with temperatures in the upper 90s to 100 degrees with relative humidity of 9-15%.


Evacuations:

A Level 1 Evacuation Notice remains in place for the town of Imnaha and residents along the Imnaha River Road 5 miles south of Imnaha near Freezeout Creek to 10 miles north of Imnaha near Fence Creek.


Closures:

The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest has closed Hat Point Road FR4240. Wallowa County has closed the Upper Imnaha Road; private landowners will be allowed access. Two new Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Closure orders are being implemented that will close the Oregon and Idaho river frontage of the Snake River ?1/4 mile inland. The river will be closed on the Oregon side from Copper Creek to Rush Creek and on the Idaho side from the Forest Boundary to the north and the mouth of the Salmon to the south. For a full listing of the closures please see the following links:


http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprd3812310.pdf

http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprd3812309.pdf

Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR): Two TFRs are in place over the two fires. The TFR over the Somers Fire is being expanded due to the perimeter growth. Please check the NOTAM for current information. TFR are in place for safety to restrict other aircraft from entering the fire area while incident aircraft are working.


For more information on the 5-Mile and Somers Fires visit:


Inciweb at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4048/ and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4053/


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Beaver Complex update - Aug. 9
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/09/14
Beaver Complex Fire Update

Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2- Chris Cline, Incident Commander

Fire Information number: (541) 488-7726
Hours of operation: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.


August 9, 2014
9 a.m.

Special Message:
Unified command with CAL FIRE ended yesterday at 6:00 pm. The Oregon Department of Forestry would like to thank both CAL FIRE and the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office for the fantastic cohesive and collaborative effort during this incident. We could not serve the citizens of Oregon and California to the level they deserve without these partnerships in place.

Current Situation (Oregon Gulch Fire):
Winds over the fire were lighter than expected yesterday which kept fire activity calm over the majority of the fire. These conditions gave firefighters the opportunity to continue progress towards full containment. Crews are identifying and extinguishing pockets of burning embers and working towards having the fire mopped up 500 feet in from the fireline along the entire perimeter.

Currently, fuels are as dry as they would normally be in mid to late-September making conditions ripe for a large fire. With the expected lightning event and red flag warning coming in the next few days, firefighters were reminded to keep their situational awareness about changing fire conditions. Crews are on standby to respond to any new fire starts that may occur.

Weather and Fire Behavior:
Today's weather is expected to be warmer and drier with unstable conditions. Temperatures are expected to be between 88 and 93 degrees with relative humidity between 15 and 20%. A red flag warning has been issued starting at 11:00 am on Sunday extending to 5:00 am on Tuesday. Forecasters are calling for abundant lightning during that time.

Fire Statistics for Oregon Gulch
Location: 15 miles east of Ashland, OR
Percent Contained: 58%
Size: 35,093 acres (9,464 acres in California)
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14

Oregon wildland resources assigned to the complex include: 48 Type 2 hand crews, 4 camp crews, 59 engines, 12 dozers, 29 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

Air resources: 11 helicopters

Total personnel: 1,442

Evacuation orders by county:

Jackson County
The evacuation level for residents from the 6,000 block south to the Oregon Border on Copco Road remains at a Level 1 Evacuation. Access to Copco Road is limited to residents and emergency services only. Residents living along Highway 66 in Jackson County between the 11,000 and 22,000 block are still under a Level 1 Evacuation. This does not impact people living in Keno. Level 1 Evacuation means "BE READY" for potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information.

Klamath County
Current roadblocks remain at Road 106 (Camp 4) south from Highway 66.

For the complex, 270 homes and 50 outbuildings are threatened; 6 homes were destroyed.

Places to get information:
Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - www.swofire.com/
Smoke Information - oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
DEQ - www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - www.facebook.com/JacksonCountySheriff
Inciweb - inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
NWCC - www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx
North Precinct Responds to Two Overnight Robberies, Same Suspect Believed to be Involved in Both
Portland Police Bureau - 08/09/14
On Saturday August 9, 2014, at 5:14 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Shell Gas Station, located at 15 Northeast Broadway.

Officers responded to the location and established a neighborhood perimeter to contain the suspect. While waiting for a K-9 Unit to respond, a second armed robbery call was dispatched at 5:25 a.m. to the Plaid Pantry location at 2010 North Killingsworth Street.

The suspect description in both robberies was nearly identical. Officers searched the neighborhood near Plaid Pantry but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as an African American female in her early 20s, shorter than 5'5" tall, stocky build, wearing a tan baseball cap, a dark-colored tank-top with a bright print pattern, lycra-style neon-colored shorts, flip flops, armed with a handgun.

There were no injuries in either robbery.

Anyone with information about these robberies is asked to call the Robbery Detail at (503) 823-0405.

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Suspect Arrested in Northeast Portland's King Neighborhood After Threatening to Shoot Safeway Patrons - No Gun Actually Seen (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/09/14
On Friday August 8, 2014, at 10:36 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Safeway store, located at 5920 Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, on the report that a man across the street was saying he was going to shoot customers and employees.

As officers were en route, they learned that the suspect stole some items from Safeway prior to making the threats.

As officers got into the area, a sergeant saw the suspect run into the neighborhood. A neighborhood perimeter was established and a K-9 Unit responded to assist with the search.

The suspect, 19-year-old Ajyeman Eugene Rober-Warfield, was located and arrested. No gun was ever seen or located by officers.

Rober-Warfield was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Theft in the Third Degree and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

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Gang Enforcement Investigating Overnight Shooting in Northeast Portland's Cully Neighborhood - No Known Injuries (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/09/14
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On Saturday August 9, 2014, at 12:48 a.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the Shady Lane Tavern, located at 4579 Northeast Cully Boulevard, on the report of multiple gunshots and people screaming in the parking lot.

Officers responded to the area and learned that immediately after the shots, several vehicles sped out of the area.

No gunshot victims were located, although evidence of gunfire was located by responding officers.

Based on evidence at the scene and witness information, the Gang Enforcement Team took over the investigation.

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

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

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

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

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Victim Robbed of iPhone on the Failing Street Pedestrian Bridge
Portland Police Bureau - 08/09/14
On Friday August 8, 2014, at 9:30 p.m., a North Precinct officer was flagged down near the Failing Street Pedestrian Bridge over I-5, located at North Failing Street and Maryland Avenue, on the report that a person was robbed of an iPhone.

The victim told the officer that the suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his early 20s, 5'6" tall, wearing a black baseball cap, a black hoody or t-shirt, blue jeans, carrying a messenger-style bag, last seen running eastbound across the bridge.

The victim and suspect struggled over the phone and the victim received minor injuries.

Officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Robbery Detail at (503) 823-0405.

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Until Tuesday August 12
Portland Police Bureau - 08/09/14
Sgt. Greg Stewart is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Portland Police Bureau, until Tuesday August 12, 2014, at 9:00 a.m.

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

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Update: Suspect In Custody - Homicide Investigation - Cave Junction in Josephine County
Oregon State Police - 08/09/14
An ongoing investigation by detectives from the Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division, with the assistance of Josephine County District Attorney's Office and Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, into the death of an adult male last Saturday south of Cave Junction led to an arrest of a 28-year old male. The suspect is being held in custody at Butte County, California jail as a fugitive from justice pending extradition to Josephine County where a warrant for Murder was issued.

According to OSP Sergeant Jeff Fitzgerald, OSP detectives identified STRANGER RAYMOND DAVIS, age 28, as a person of interest in the August 2, 2014, shooting death of MICHAEL CLYDE MacDONALD, age 61, from Cave Junction. The ongoing investigation indicated DAVIS may have fled to the Paradise, California area in Butte County. Working in conjunction with Paradise Police Department, their officers found DAVIS and arrested him on an unrelated warrant on August 6. A warrant was issued out of Josephine County, Oregon for Murder and DAVIS is now being held as a fugitive from justice pending extradition proceedings to return him to Oregon.

Previously released information indicated on August 2, 2014 at approximately 3:35 p.m., information was received by 9-1-1 and OSP Southern Command Center dispatch of a shooting in the 6000 block of Rockydale Road south of Cave Junction. OSP troopers responded and found a deceased adult male on the property who had been shot at least one time.

OSP and members of the Josephine County Major Crime Team were dispatched to investigate. The deceased male was identified as MacDONALD.

Lead investigator is OSP Detective Annie Harris.

No other information will be released unless authorized by the Josephine County District Attorney's Office.

No jail photograph available for this release.

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Stabbing Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Wilkes Neighborhood - Two Injured (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/08/14
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This evening, Friday August 8, 2014, at 8:14 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 15900 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard on the report of a disturbance.

As officers were en route to the area, additional information was received that several people were fighting, some armed with knives.

Officers arrived and located two stabbing victims, one male and one female, in the parking lot. Both victims were transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Preliminary information indicates that two victims, residents of the complex, were confronted by a group of Hispanic males and that someone in the group stabbed both victims.

The victim's do not appear to have any gang affiliation but the suspects are being described to police as Hispanic gang associates.

The Gang Enforcement Team is responding to investigate the incident.

Anyone that witnessed the fight and stabbing is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at (503) 823-3333.

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Rowena Fire update Aug. 8, evening
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/08/14
Oregon Department of Forestry
Incident Management Team 1
John Buckman, Incident Commander

Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office
Incident Management Green Team
John Ingrao, Incident Commander


Rowena Fire
Daily Evening Information Update
August 8, 2014

Summary
Crews from the Oregon Department of Forestry and Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office worked throughout the day to conduct burnout operations and improve containment lines.

No structures were lost during today's operations, which focused on burning off dry fuel and creating defensible space around homes and outbuildings in the town of Rowena. Despite a Red Flag Warning and high winds, incident commanders are extremely pleased with the progress crews made on the fire lines today.

"We have gone hard at this fire for all the right reasons," said Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Commander John Buckman. "We turned the corner today and things are looking much better."

Structural protection
In an ongoing effort to protect structures, firefighters used thermal imaging cameras (TICs) to identify hot spots on properties where the fire has burned a path up to the structure and then extinguished them.

Evacuations
A total of 740 residences remain threatened at this time. The Wasco County Sheriff's Office and incident commanders are evaluating the ongoing need for evacuations and will begin allowing residents back into their homes as soon as it is determined that it is safe for them to return.

Total residences impacted by the evacuation orders remain unchanged since this morning's release and include 143 Level 3 and 597 Level 1.

Level-3
4595 Hwy 30 west to 6464 Hwy 30, including Simonelli Rd, Tooley Terrace, Adeline Way and the Country Club.

Level-1
Murray's Addition, Foley Lakes, residences along Chenowith Loop West. Also Division Street Development residences along Seven Mile Road.

An evacuation shelter has been set up by the Red Cross at Dry Hollow Elementary School located at 1314 E 19th, The Dalles, OR.

Fire Strategy for Tonight
Tonight, fire control work will focus on holding all constructed fire lines, continuing burnout operations, and conducting an infrared flight tonight over the fire. Temperatures are expected to begin rising into the 90's on Sunday, so crews will continue to take advantage of cooler temperatures tonight and tomorrow to contain the fire. Safety officers are urging caution as some firefighters are encountering poison oak during the course of firefighter operations.

Unified Command
The fire is being managed under a unified command between the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office and Oregon Department of Forestry. This Unified Command is working for ODF Central Oregon District, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Mid Columbia Fire & Rescue.
Deputies Arrest Burglary Suspect in Jefferson (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/08/14
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Deputies and Detectives with the Marion County Sheriff's Office along with a K9 from the Salem Police Department have arrested Donald Nollen, age 34, of Jefferson, yesterday at around 1:00 p.m. Deputies said they received information that Mr. Nollen had recently committed a burglary and was attempting to sell the items.

Deputies located Nollen at his residence in the 300 block of Columbia Street in Jefferson. Mr. Nollen attempted to hide from deputies but once cornered in the residence he gave up peacefully. Sheriff's deputies and detectives recovered a large portion of the stolen items taken in the burglary at Mr. Nollen's residence and they have been returned to the rightful owner.

Mr. Nollen is currently at the Marion County Jail where he is charged with Burglary in the 1st degree and Theft in the 1st degree. In addition to the charges Mr. Nollen also had outstanding warrants for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Theft in the 1st degree, Possession of Burglary Tools, Theft in the 2nd degree, Trespassing in the 2nd degree and Menacing.

Deputies stated that when Mr. Nollen was arrested he had text messages warning him of the large police presence in town and a video surveillance system at his home.


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Corrections Director named to National Institute of Corrections Advisory Board (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 08/08/14
DOC Director Colette S. Peters
DOC Director Colette S. Peters
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Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) Director Colette S. Peters was appointed as a member of the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Advisory Board on June 27, 2014, by U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. The appointment is for a three-year term.

The NIC is an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. The Institute provides training, technical assistance, information services, and policy/program development assistance to federal, state, and local corrections agencies.

NIC also provides leadership to influence correctional policies, practices, and operations nationwide in areas of emerging interest and concern to correctional executives and practitioners as well as public policymakers. As a corrections practitioner with more than 20 years of experience in public safety, Ms. Peters will bring a valuable perspective to the Advisory Board.

Ms. Peters was named DOC Director in February 2012. As Director, she oversees the operations and policies of a corrections agency responsible for managing approximately 14,600 incarcerated adults in 14 prisons across the state, as well as 31,500 offenders on community supervision. DOC has been recognized nationally as having one of the lowest recidivism rates in the country.

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Vancouver Police Substitute PIO
Vancouver Police Dept. - 08/08/14
Vancouver, Wash. - Vancouver Police Department Public Information Coordinator Kim Kapp will be out of the office on Monday, August 11, 2014. Taking media calls that day will be Cmdr. Dave King who can be reached at (360) 487-7512, between 8am-5pm.

For urgent after-hour inquiries, please contact dispatch on the media line and request a call back from an on duty PIO. On duty PIOs will not have updates on any active investigations. All investigative updates are always sent out in the form of a media release.
--UPDATE--Surveillance Photos Released from the US Bank Robbery (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/08/14
Robbery Suspect Photos
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August 8, 2014--We are releasing surveillance photos from the US Bank robbery yesterday. If anyone can help identify the suspect, please call the Sheriff's Office.

Original Release:

Detectives Search for Bank Robbery Suspect

August 7, 2014--Washington County Sheriff's Detectives are searching for a man after he robbed a bank.

On August 7, 2014 at about 12:43 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies were called to the US Bank located at 18485 SW Farmington Road in the community of Aloha, concerning a robbery. Multiple Sheriff's Deputies responded to the area to search for the suspect.

Upon arrival, deputies learned a man went to a teller window and said he had an explosive device. After he demanded cash, he ran southbound from the bank. The teller was not injured and no explosive device was located.

Sheriff's Deputies disseminated the robber's description to all law enforcement in the area and searched with a K9 and handler with no success.

Washington County Property Crimes Detectives were contacted and are continuing the investigation. Washington County Forensic Science Unit assisted with crime scene processing.

The man was described as a white male, about 30 years old, 5'6" tall with a medium build. He had brown hair and was clean shaven. He was wearing a blue shirt, black pants and a black hat.

Surveillance photos will likely be available tomorrow.
Detectives are seeking the public's help regarding this case. If you have any information, please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at (503) 846-2500.


Attached Media Files: Robbery Suspect Photos
Update: Name Released - Serious Injury Commercial Truck Crash - Highway 62 northeast of Prospect (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/08/14
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A commercial truck driver was seriously injured Friday morning after crashing head-on into a tree off Highway 62 near Prospect in Jackson County. Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash.

On August 8, 2014 at approximately 5:15 a.m., a Les Schwab commercial truck driven by GARY D. FLORY, age 50, from Redmond, was traveling westbound on Highway 62 near milepost 50. For an unconfirmed reason, the truck and two trailers loaded with tires traveled off the highway where the truck collided head-on into a tree.

FLORY was seriously injured and trapped inside. It took fire personnel from Prospect Rural Fire Protection District about 45 minutes to extricate him from the truck. He was then transported by air ambulance to Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford.

OSP troopers from the Central Point Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Ryan Neuenschwander is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Prospect Rural Fire Protection District, and ODOT.

ODOT remains on scene coordinating vehicle removal. According to TripCheck.com, motorists should use caution and expect delays (near Ginko Basin Road - between Prospect and Union Creek) as salvage operations have begun to offload cargo and remove the vehicles. Travelers should expect single lane traffic controlled by flaggers and intermittent closures of up to 15 minutes. Traffic updates will be posted on TripCheck.com.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Motorist Alert
Independence Police Dept. - 08/08/14
The Independence Police Department and Marion County Sheriff's office are looking into reports from different motorists of road rage and aggressive driving. The incidents occurred between July 31st and August 4th in the area of South River Road near Orville Road and the bridge entering Independence.

One of the reports indicates two vehicles appearing to be acting together. They were parked waiting on the side of the road for another motorist to come by. The suspects then begin flashing lights, tailgating, passing, and attempting to run them off the road. Then the suspects parked their vehicles in an attempt to block the victim in while one of the drivers jumped out in an aggressive manner to confront the female driver. Fortunately she was able to avoid being blocked in and drove away going around the suspect and his vehicle. The two suspect vehicles did not follow.

Lt. Rick Igou said that road rage does not usually involve 2 vehicles acting together towards an unrelated 3rd vehicle. However, since we do not know their true intensions we wanted to share this incident with others to either raise awareness or to see if any other similar incidents have occurred. Anyone having a similar experience or additional information on these incidents should contact either the Marion County Sheriff's Office or the Independence Police Department (depending on the location of the incident).

We want to remind motorists to use caution when stopping to help or contact another motorist, especially in rural areas away from populated locations. The driver in this case did a great job by not allowing herself to get so close that she did not have an "escape" path. Be aware of your surroundings and if uncertain of the situation either drive to an open business, populated area or contact the police. Both the Independence Police and the Marion County Sheriff's office will be providing extra patrol.
City of Beaverton Services Begin Second Phase of Move to The Beaverton Building on Friday, Aug. 15 (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 08/08/14
Mayor Denny Doyle takes a quick break after packing his office for the move to The Beaverton Building at The Round.
Mayor Denny Doyle takes a quick break after packing his office for the move to The Beaverton Building at The Round.
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Beginning Friday, Aug. 15, the community development, economic development and engineering departments as well as the city's mailroom/reprographics, passport window, recycling and solid waste program will move to The Beaverton Building (12725 SW Millikan Way). To facilitate a smooth transition, these offices will close to the public at noon on Friday and most will reopen Monday, Aug. 18 at 1 p.m.

There will be no building inspections on Friday, Aug. 15 or Monday, Aug. 18. The passport office will proceed with its normal schedule and remain closed on Monday.

During this time, all other City of Beaverton departments will remain open.

The Beaverton Police Department, municipal court and emergency management program will not be relocating and will maintain normal business hours during the move. This November the city will propose its plan to remodel the Griffith Drive building into a much needed public safety center.

The city's billing address for utility payments will remain the same: City of Beaverton, P.O. Box 3188, Portland, OR 97208-3188. For customers who use the utility payment drop box, please be advised that there is a "walk-up" box at the Beaverton Building next to the 15-minute parking spaces on SW Millikan Way.

Visitors to The Beaverton Building can park in the parking garage, lot one, two, or five. Street parking is also available along SW Crescent Avenue and along SW Rose Biggi Avenue, SW Millikan Way and SW Watson Avenue.

For more information, including a complete list of city services moving to The Beaverton Building, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/TheBeavertonBuilding or contact Bill LaMarche at 503-526-3737, blamarche@BeavertonOregon.gov.

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

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Attached Media Files: Mayor Denny Doyle takes a quick break after packing his office for the move to The Beaverton Building at The Round. , Mayor Denny Doyle attaches a label to his packing crate in preparation for his move to The Beaverton Building at The Round. , Parking map for The Round.
Homeowner Fires Gun to Stop Fleeing DUII Driver after Crash (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/08/14
Tire Marks From Crash
Tire Marks From Crash
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August 8, 2014--Sheriff's Deputies arrested a man for DUII and other charges after a
homeowner fired a handgun in close proximity to keep him from fleeing after a crash.

On August 7, 2014, at 11:16 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a
disturbance at a residence located in the 17800 block of SW Hillsboro Highway in the
community of Scholls. A vehicle reportedly crashed onto the property and was attempted to flee the scene when the homeowner fired a gun to stop the driver from leaving.

Multiple Sheriff's Deputies responded and were able to quickly secure the scene and confirm that there wereno injuries. Deputies found Hunter Tintera, 27, from Newberg, was driving a 2003 Jeep Liberty when hefailed to negotiate a curve on SW Hillsboro Highway. He left the road and crashed on 58 year-old James Attaway's property. There was substantial damage to a fence, tree and yard caused by the Jeep.

Mr. Attaway reportedly heard the commotion and went outside with a high caliber handgun. It was learned that Mr.Tintera reportedly attempted to flee the scene in the Jeep and drove through Mr. Attaway's property coming within a few feet of the house. Hunter Tintera's Jeep sustained heavy front end damage and two flat tires making it difficult to operate. It was reported that Mr. Attaway fired his handgun into the ground repeatedly until Mr. Tintera stopped the Jeep and complied with his commands.

Deputies believe alcohol and speed were contributing factors in this crash. James Attaway's involvement will be sent to the Washington County District Attorney for charging
consideration.

Hunter Dewolf Tintera was arrested and lodged in the Washington County Jail. He was
charged with DUII and Criminal Mischief. He was held on $5,000 bail and has since
been released.

Citizens are reminded that if they see illegal activity and if possible, to move to an area
that is safe and call 911 to report the incident.


Attached Media Files: Tire Marks From Crash , ARRESTED
Centennial School District Board Meeting - August 13, 2014
Centennial Sch. Dist. - 08/08/14
The Centennial School District Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the district office board room. At this meeting the Board will hold an executive session pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(d) re: labor negotiations; consider the adoption of five revised district policies; review and consider transfer approval for 2014/2015; consider approval of the 2014-2016 administrators' agreement; consider approval of the superintendent's work plan and evaluation criteria for 2014/2015; and consider adoption of the Marketing textbooks.
Health advisory for water contact at Seal Rock Beach lifted August 8
Oregon Health Authority - 08/08/14
August 8, 2014

Testing shows fecal bacteria levels have subsided

The Oregon Health Authority today lifted a public health advisory for contact with marine water at Seal Rock Beach, located in Lincoln County. The health authority issued the advisory August 6 after water samples showed higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters.

Results from subsequent samples taken by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality showed contamination had subsided and the water no longer poses a higher-than-normal risk associated with water contact activities. However, officials recommend staying out of large pools and runoff from water frequented by birds, because this can be an indication of increased bacteria from fecal matter.

State officials continue to encourage other recreational activities at all Oregon beaches, suggesting only that water contact be avoided when advisories are in effect.

Since 2003, state officials have used a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to monitor popular Oregon beaches and make timely reports to the public about elevated levels of fecal bacteria. Oregon state agencies participating in this program are Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

For more information, visit the Oregon Beach Monitoring Program's website at www.healthoregon.org/beach or call 971-673-0400, or call the Oregon Public Health toll-free information line at 1-877-290-6767.

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UPDATE #2: Major Crash Team Investigating a Pedestrian Fatality Involving a MAX Train in East Portland
Portland Police Bureau - 08/08/14
The man killed yesterday has been identified as 51-year-old David Paul Cain, transient. The Oregon State Medical Examiner is awaiting toxicology results which are expected to take several weeks.

The case remains under investigation.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is continuing the investigation into this morning's fatality in East Portland.

Witnesses and TriMet video provided a preliminary account of the incident. The 51-year-old male pedestrian was walking southbound on the East side of Northeast 122nd Avenue. Witnesses told police that he was stumbling and his movement led the witnesses to believe he may be intoxicated.

He continued into the crosswalk at East Burnside Street at the same time an eastbound MAX train was crossing 122nd on the East Burnside route lines.

As the train slowed to stop at the 122nd Avenue platform, the man stumbled forward and into the side of the rear MAX train car. Responding medical personnel pronounced him deceased at the scene. The preliminary investigation revealed the MAX Operator was properly maneuvering the train and passing through the intersection when the man stumbled into the moving train.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death and will submit blood samples for toxicology tests. The man has been tentatively identified but family has not been located so his name will not be released at this time.

The Major Crash Team and Transit Police Division are continuing their investigation.

Regular MAX service has been restored.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

This morning, Thursday August 7, 2014, at 10:43 a.m., East Precinct and Transit Police officers responded to the report of an adult male struck by a MAX train at 122nd Avenue and East Burnside.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the adult male victim suffering from traumatic injuries. Medical personnel were unable to save the man and he died at the scene.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team (MCT) is enroute to conduct an investigation.

Both eastbound and westbound MAX lines are stopped at this time, as well as traffic on Burnside both directions. 122nd Avenue, crossing Burnside is down to one lane in each direction.

Updates will be provided as they come available.

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Vigil Held for the Huston Family and members of the community - Update
Newberg-Dundee Police Dept. - 08/08/14
The Newberg-Dundee Police Department continues to receive several inquiries from the media regarding the vigil to be held for Jennifer Huston.

The vigil is being tonight, August 08, 2014, 7:00 pm at the Hillside Community Church, 611 N. Main Street, Newberg, OR. 97132. Parking is extremely limited and traffic delays in the area should be expected.

The family realizes that the community is grieving with them therefore the vigil is open to the general public.

While the media is welcome to attend the vigil, the family does not want cameras, electronic recording devices of any sort, interviews with the family nor interviews with any vigil attendees to be done inside the chapel. A small media staging area will be set up across the street from the church.

While the family remains thankful to the media for all it did to keep Mrs. Huston's disappearance in the forefront of the public's mind during the search for her, the family does not want to conduct any media interviews before, during or after the vigil tonight.
Arrest Made in death of 2 year old
Independence Police Dept. - 08/08/14
According to Lt. Rick Igou, on August 7, 2014, 26 year old Rebecca Watkins and 26 year old Codey Campbell, both of Independence, were arrested in connection to the February 24th, 2014 drowning death of Watkins' two year old daughter, Noelle Watkins. The death investigation had been ongoing since that time. Independence Police Department Detective Sarah Scharf and Sgt. Juventino Banuelos investigated this case with the assistance of the Polk County District Attorney's Office, Polk County Medical Examiner's Office and the Polk County Department of Human Services.

On August 6th, 2014, the information, including interviews, crime lab results, and medical examiner results, were presented before a Polk County Grand Jury, and the two were indicted for Manslaughter in the First Degree, Manslaughter in the Second Degree, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor and Child Neglect in the Second Degree.

On February 24th, 2014 at about 6:51 pm medics from the Polk County Fire District #1 and officers from the Independence Police Department responded to a 911 call of a two year old female found unconscious in a bath tub. Noelle Watkins was pronounced dead later that evening.

The Independence Police Department will not make any further press releases on this case due to the pending arraignment and prosecution of Watkins and Campbell. Any future inquiries should be directed to the Polk County District Attorney's Office.
VA Deputy Secretary Gibson Announces Immediate Actions to Improve Veterans' Access to Care in Portland, Oregon
Portland VA Medical Center - 08/08/14
PORTLAND, Ore. - VA Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan D. Gibson today announced additional actions to improve Veterans' access to care at the Portland VA Medical Center (VAMC).
"No Veteran should have to wait for the care and services that they have earned and deserve," said VA Deputy Secretary Gibson. "The audit and the data we just released this week showed the extent of the problems we face here in Portland and across the country. We are fully committed to fixing these problems and must restore the public's trust in VA. More importantly, we must restore the trust of our Veterans who depend on us for care."

In addition to the system-wide actions taken (http://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2552) in response to the audit findings, Gibson outlined actions taken to accelerate access to care for Veterans seeking care at the Portland VAMC:
* Reaching out to all Veterans waiting for care to get them off of wait lists and into clinics for medical appointments - as of July 23, Portland VAMC has reached 2,239 Veterans.
* In June 2014, the Portland VAMC realigned space and bought additional equipment for Vancouver, Hillsboro, and Portland to open additional eye lanes and increase and eye procedure capacity in order to address demand for eye care. Once installed in early FY 2015, this will increase total capacity by approximately 500 slots a month.
* The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is ensuring that $7.9 million from within VA's budget specifically be made available to the Portland VAMC to accelerate access to care. As the result of these funds, and realignment of internal resources, Portland VAMC has targeted over 6,000 Veterans for referral to community providers for needed care..
* The Portland VAMC has expanded primary care and specialty care hours by adding evening and weekend clinic appointments to see patients and adding Saturday schedules to manage the 300-Veteran caseload in Vancouver.
* Portland VAMC has added two new full­time permanent providers with eleven additional providers expected onboard by October 1, 2014. At this time, Portland has received commitments from fifteen additional Primary Care Providers.
* The Salem Community Based Outpatient Clinic opened on June 25, 2014, expanding audiology, optometry, imaging, and physical therapy access. Additionally, over the next several months the clinic will expand access for specialties such as dermatology, plastics, and general surgery.
* Portland VAMC opened their 12th site of care in Lincoln City, Oregon on June 29, 2014, a one day a week Primary Care clinic in partnership with Lincoln County.
* At the direction of VA Deputy Secretary Gibson, Portland VAMC is increasing the use of established national contracts with community partners to schedule Veterans waiting to be seen by a provider.

On June 9, VA announced the following actions in response to the nationwide Access Audit findings and data:

* Establishing New Patient Satisfaction Measurement Program
Gibson has directed VHA to immediately begin developing a new patient satisfaction measurement program to provide real-time, robust, location-by-location information on patient satisfaction, to include satisfaction data of those Veterans attempting to access VA health care for the first time. This program will be developed with input from Veterans Service Organizations, outside health care organizations, and other entities. This will ensure VA collects an additional set of data - directly from the Veteran's perspective - to understand how VA is doing throughout the system.
* Holding Senior Leaders Accountable
Where audited sites identify concerns within the parent facility or its affiliated clinics, VA will trigger administrative procedures to ascertain the appropriate follow-on personnel actions for specific individuals.
* Ordering an Immediate VHA Central Office and VISN Office Hiring Freeze
Gibson has ordered an immediate hiring freeze at the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) central office in Washington D.C. and the 21 VHA Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) regional offices, except for critical positions to be approved by the Secretary on a case-by-case basis. This action will begin to remove bureaucratic obstacles and establish responsive, forward leaning leadership.
* Removing 14-Day Scheduling Goal
VA is eliminating the 14-day scheduling goal from employee performance plans. This action will eliminate incentives to engage in inappropriate scheduling practices or behaviors.
* Increasing Transparency by Posting Data Twice-Monthly
At the direction of the VA Deputy Secretary, VHA will post regular updates to the access data released today at the middle and end of each month at VA.gov. Twice-monthly data updates will enhance transparency and provide the most immediate information to Veterans and the public on Veterans access to quality health care.
* Initiating an Independent, External Audit of Scheduling Practices
Gibson has also directed that an independent, external audit of system-wide VHA scheduling practices be performed.
* Utilizing High Performing Facilities to Help Those That Need Improvement
VA will formalize a process in which high performing facilities provide direct assistance and share best practices with facilities that require improvement on particular medical center quality and efficiency, also known as SAIL, performance measures.
* Suspending Performance Awards
VA has suspended all VHA senior executive performance awards for FY2014.

Gibson's visit to the Portland VA Medical Center is part of his continuing site visits to VA facilities across the country where he is hearing directly from Veterans and employees about obstacles to providing timely, quality care, and how VA can immediately address them.

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Sweet Home Man Arrested For Animal Abuse (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 08/08/14
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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports that his deputies have arrested a Sweet Home man for animal abuse. Jonathan Michael Farris, 27-years old, was arrested for the crime of Animal Abuse I for causing serious injury to a brindle colored female Boxer named Willow. Willow is approximately 1?1/2 years old and suffered a broken leg when Farris threw her to the ground. The injury was so severe; her leg had to be amputated.

On July 22, 2014, Linn County Animal Control received a call regarding two Boxers running at large in the area of 37th Circle in Sweet Home. Deputies found both female dogs and seized them as strays. One Boxer was approximately 8 months old and was not injured. The other dog, Willow, required extensive medical care due to her injuries.

Deputies were able to locate the owner of the dogs and identified her as Denise Armstrong of Sweet Home. Armstrong told deputies she was unable to care for the dogs so she gave them to her nephew, Jonathan Farris, to board and care for them. Armstrong told deputies she learned Farris had beaten the dogs and threw them outside his home.

On July 30, 2014, deputies were able to make contact with Farris at his residence in the 1000 block of 37th Circle in Sweet Home. Farris admitted to deputies that he threw Willow to the ground, which caused her leg to break.

Armstrong signed over ownership of both dogs to Linn County Animal Shelter. The 8-month old has been adopted out to a good home but Willow is still in need of a loving home.

Sheriff Riley is asking anyone interested in adopting Willow, to please contact Linn County Animal Shelter at 3008 Ferry Street SW in Albany, or call 541.967.3925 for further details.

Sheriff Riley would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Linn Veterinary Hospital and Reid Veterinary Hospital. Their care and support were critical in Willow's recovery.

Farris's next scheduled court appearance is August 20, 2014 in Linn County Circuit Court.


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Rowena Fire update - Aug. 8
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/08/14
Oregon Department of Forestry
Incident Management Team 1
John Buckman, Incident Commander

Oregon State Fire Marshall Office
Incident Management Green Team
John Ingrao, Incident Commander


Rowena Fire
Daily Morning Information Update
August 8, 2014

Summary
Both crews from Oregon Department of Forestry and Oregon State Fire Marshal worked throughout the night improving containment lines. Burnout operations were successful on the west flank of the fire. Containment improved from zero to 35 percent overnight.

More than 100 people attended Thursday night's public meeting at The Dalles High School. Questions centered around the evacuations, when residents will be able to return to their homes, and containment efforts. Oregon Department of Forestry and Oregon State Fire Marshal Incident Commanders provided a current status of the fire and plans for its containment. Representatives of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Wasco County Sherriff's Office also spoke.

Structural protection
The fire is wind driven to the east with fire spread south and east of Rowena. Structure protection by six taskforces will continue throughout the day to improve defensible space around homes and outbuildings.

When the Foley Lakes and Country Club fires flared up, task forces assigned to night shift were activated to respond. Firefighting efforts will again be centered on this area today to protect homes and create defensible space.

Evacuations
A total of 740 residences are threatened at this time.
Residences impacted include: 143 Level 3, and 597 Level 1.

Level-3: 4595 Hwy 30 west to 6464 Hwy 30, including Simonelli Rd, Tooley Terrace, Adeline Way and the Country Club.

Level-1: Murray's Addition, Foley Lakes, residences along Chenowith Loop West. Also Division Street Development residences along Seven mile Road.

An evacuation shelter has been set up by the Red Cross at Dry Hollow Elementary School located at 1314 E 19th, The Dalles, OR.

Fire Strategy for Today
Today, fire control work will focus on holding all constructed fire lines, continuing burnout operations and conducting an infrared flight tonight over the fire.

Warnings
High winds continue with a Red Flag Warning in effect through 12:00 pm Friday. Wind gusts up to 30 miles per hour are expected.

Unified Command
The fire is being managed under a unified command between the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office and Oregon Department of Forestry. This Unified Command is working for ODF Central Oregon District, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Mid Columbia Fire & Rescue.
***Updated with Damage Estimate***Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to a 3rd Alarm Commercial Fire at 205 SE Grand Avenue (Osbourne Building) (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/08/14
A Battalion Chief Communicating with Fire Command
A Battalion Chief Communicating with Fire Command
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***Update-Investigators estimate that this fire caused $300,000 damage. The cause of this fire is currently undetermined, however this investigation is still active.

This morning at 6:00 am Portland Firefighters were called to 205 SE Grand Ave. When firefighters from Station 21 Eastbank/Hawthorne arrived they found dark smoke and fire on the West side of the three story mixed use building. The fire extended from the basement to the top floor and was running through void spaces and inside walls.

Firefighters began fighting the fire and working to evacuate residents who lived in the apartments that occupy the top floor. The residents were successfully evacuated and no injuries were associated with this fire. The remainder of the building is made up of various businesses and firefighters worked to protect and salvage contents. During the fire fight, crews encountered energized electrical lines and called the power company. The fire temporarily closed SE Grand Avenue and SE MLK Blvd near SE Ash Street.

Fire Investigators are on scene working to determine the cause of this fire, they will also provide a preliminary damage estimate.


Attached Media Files: A Battalion Chief Communicating with Fire Command , Firefighters Gaining Access , Firefighters Stretching Hose to the Fire , A Firefighter Preparing to Cut Away Burning Material , Firefighters Work to Salvage Musical Instruments
**Updated with Fire Cause** - Crews battle fire in Beaverton (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 08/08/14
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A TVF&R fire investigator has determined the cause of this fire was heat from a torch that in-turn overheated a steel pipe and ignited nearby combustibles. The building was under renovation at the time along with HVAC system updates. Damage to the building is estimated at $76,000.

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At 6:58pm firefighters were dispatched to a report of a fire in a commercial building at 12870 SW Farmington in Beaverton. On arrival crews found heavy smoke coming from the roof vents and initiated an interior attack of the fire. Once inside firefighters focused their attention on a mezzanine level of the building where they were faced with high heat and no visibility. Soon after entry there were concerns about the structural integrity of the mezzanine floor and firefighters subsequently evacuated the building as a safety precaution. While crews continued to battle the fire from the exterior, other firefighters cut roof holes to ventilate the building, allowing hot gases to escape and improve interior visibility. Once ventilation was complete, crews re-entered the building to extinguish the remaining fire. To assist with the operation, a 2nd alarm was called to bring additional resources to the scene.

A search of the building found no one inside and no injuries were reported. The owner of the 2997 square foot building said it was currently in the process of being renovated.

A fire investigator is on scene to determine cause and origin of the fire.


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Fire Update - Friday, August 8, 2014 - Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/08/14
Large Fires within ODF protection:

New large fires: None reported.

Updates: (Evacuations are based on a Level 1-2-3 system corresponding to Ready-Set-Go, with Level 1 being the lowest.)

Klamath-Lake and Southwest Oregon Districts:
Beaver Complex (Salt Creek and Oregon Gulch Fires): Klamath-Lake District (most acreage here) and Southwest Oregon District crews have been heavily involved in this ongoing effort.
Oregon Gulch Fire: covers 35,093 acres (reduced from the 8/6 report due to better mapping) (about 9,500 in California) is 50% contained. Lightning caused this fire on July 30.
Personnel and Equipment: 63 crews, 63 engines, 20 dozers, 27 water tenders, 13 helicopters, and 1,643 personnel
Evacuations: Some Jackson county areas remain at Level 1 evacuation notice level, while Siskiyou and Klamath Counties' Level 1 evacuation notices were lifted.
Buildings: 270 homes and 50 outbuildings are threatened; 6 homes were destroyed.
More information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
Oregon Fire Information Number: 541-488-7726
California Fire Information Number: 530-842-2266
Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/
Smoke Information - http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
DEQ - http://www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - https://www.facebook.com/#!/JacksonCountySheriff
CAL FIRE Ready, Set, Go - http://www.readyforwildfire.org/
CAL FIRE - www.fire.ca.gov
Siskiyou County Pollution Control District - http://tinyurl.com/ljzak8a

Northeast Oregon District:
5 Mile Fire: a 4,700 acre fire is 25% contained. It started August 3 and is 20 miles northeast of Enterprise and 2 miles south of Imnaha.
Personnel and Equipment: 365 personnel, 16 engines, 9 water tenders, 3 dozer, and 4 helicopters
Evacuations: A Level 1 Evacuation Notice remains in place for the town of Imnaha and residents along the Imnaha River Road 5 miles south of Imnaha near Freezeout Creek to 10 miles north of Imnaha near Fence Creek.
More information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4048/.
Information Contact Number: 541-432-0119

Central Oregon District:
South Fork Complex (Murderers Creek South and Buck Fork Fires, 41,807 and 7,583 acres, respectively): these July 31 lightning caused fires cover 49,390 acres and are 25% contained.
Personnel: 575
Evacuations: A Level 1 Evacuation remains in place for the area south of Highway 26, west of 21 Road (Fields Creek) and east of 42 Road (South Fork of the John Day River). Grant County Sheriff's Department has also issued a Level 1 Evacuation for the area south of Deer Creek and east of the South Fork of the John Day River.
More information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/
Fire Information Office Phone: 1-866-347-0636
southforkcomplex.blogspot.com
southforkcomplex@gmail.com

Rowena Fire: A red flag warning (meaning - low humidity and high winds - make ripe conditions for the fire to spread rapidly) remains in effect through noon today for this 3,372 acre fire, currently 35% contained. This fire started about 9 p.m. August 5. Governor Kitzhaber will visit the fire team today at 10 a.m.
Structures: 740 homes threatened, 1 destroyed, 2 damaged, 5 out buildings destroyed.
Personnel and equipment: 659 personnel
Evacuations: Level 3- 143 homes, Level 1- 597 homes. Wasco County Sheriff Evacuation Hotline: 541-506-2792
Level-3: 4595 Hwy 30 west to 6464 Hwy 30, including Simonelli Rd, Tooley Terrace, Adeline Way and the Country Club.
Level-1: Murray's Addition, Foley Lakes, residences along Chenowith Loop West. Also Division Street Development residences along Seven mile Road.
Shelters: American Red Cross evacuation shelter 888-680-1455 or follow @redcrosscascade on Twitter - Dry Hollow Elementary, 1314 E19th, The Dalles.
Shelter services for dogs and cats if evacuated owners have no other option for their pets: Home at Last Humane Society in The Dalles, 541-296-5189 / http://homeatlasths.org/
Nan Wimmers is coordinating livestock sheltering, if needed by evacuated residents, 541-993-5510
More Information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4061/
Fire Info Hotlines: 971-701-4186 and 971-701-4212 these phones will be staffed 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Twitter: @RowenaFire2014
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RowenaFire2014
Additional Contact Information:
Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mid-Columbia-Fire-Rescue/161214397226097
Register for Wasco County Sheriff's Office Citizen Alert Emergency Notification Program: www.co.wasco.or.us
Current road closures and evacuation notices, Wasco County Sheriff's Office Rowena Fire Hotline: 541-506-2792
Road closures/information on ODOT Tripcheck at www.tripcheck.com
American Red Cross: 888-680-1455 or follow @redcrosscascade on Twitter.

Fires on other jurisdictions in Oregon
More information on these fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.

FIRE STATISTICS
Due to heavy firefighting activity our fire statistics have not been updated. They will return when the database has been made current.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
ODF maintains a blog at http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/, which includes breaking news on wildfires statewide, along with current fire statistics, and a frequently updated Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry.

For information on wildfires in other jurisdictions within Oregon, go to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, http://www.nwccweb.us/ and to the national Incident Information System website at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

NEWS MEDIA
News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officer, (see below), 24/7 for fire information. The duty officer will call back promptly. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.


Rod Nichols | Public Information Officer
Oregon Department of Forestry
2600 State Street, Salem, OR 97310
Desk (503) 945-7425
Cell (503) 508-4478
rnichols@odf.state.or.us
Battle Ground Police make arrest at party
City of Battle Ground - 08/08/14
Anatoliy A. Rubanenko, Age 19, resident of Battle Ground, WA

Charges: Unlawful Imprisonment, Possession of Marijuana with the intent to deliver referred to the Clark County Prosecutor Office. (Booked at Clark County Jail)

Brenden Miller, Age 19, resident of Battle Ground, WA

Charges: Minor in Possession/consumption of intoxicants and supplying minors with intoxicants.
(Citation issued)

On August 3, 2014 at approximately 0133 hours Battle Ground Police Department Officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of NW 10th Circle, Battle Ground, regarding a loud party with intoxicated minors. The person reporting the party observed minors carrying cases of beer into the residence and that they also had prevented an intoxicated minor from driving away in a motor vehicle. When officers arrived they heard the loud party, observed beer bottles, smelled burning marijuana and contacted a subject outside who confirmed that no parents were home and that many of the under aged occupants of the residence had been drinking alcoholic beverages.

Officers knocked on the door and requested the responsible resident come to the door for contact. Based on the officer's observations and the refusal of the responsible party to come to the door, a search warrant was obtained. Officers attempted contact at the door and again notified the occupants that they had a search warrant and demanded entry. While at the door, officers heard a male identified as Anatoliy Rubanenko threatening to physically harm anyone who opened the door. Officers also heard screaming, yelled requests to be allowed to leave, and were also witness to females being prevented from exiting the residence.


Based on the situation and refusal to open the door officers forced entry into the residence and conducted an investigation. The investigation resulted in 1 person arrested for unlawful imprisonment, 1 person arrested for supplying minors with intoxicants, 27 persons under 21 being referred to the Battle Ground Prosecuting Attorney for Minor in Possession/Consumption under 21, 11 juveniles under 18 being referred to the Clark County Juvenile Court. In addition marijuana and two digital scales were seized as evidence.
City of Battle Ground Police Department receives donation
City of Battle Ground - 08/08/14
Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce Harvest Days Cruise In committee presented Police Chief Bob Richardson with a $1,500 check at the August 4, 2014 City Council meeting.

The donation will allow for the installation of pediatric pads in the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) machines placed in patrol cars. AED machines are equipped with adult pads and are an effective treatment for restoring a regular heart rhythm during sudden cardiac arrest. A grant was recently received by Clark County Fire & Rescue that completed the outfitting of all Battle Ground patrol cars with AED machines.

Police Chief Bob Richardson stated "on behalf of the City of Battle Ground, I would like to thank the Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce Harvest Day Cruise In committee for their generous donation that will allow us to provide for the safety of our community and children".
Beaver Complex update Aug. 8
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/08/14
Beaver Complex Fire Update

Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2- Chris Cline, Incident Commander
CAL FIRE - Phill Veneris, Incident Commander

Oregon Fire Information number: (541) 488-7726
California Fire Information number: (530) 842-2266
Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

August 8, 2014
9:00 a.m.

Special Message:
Today's morning shift briefing was held on the abnormally landlocked boat docks at the Howard Prairie Campground Marina. Incident Commander, Chris Cline, called special attention to this unusual situation and reminded crews that the lack of water in the lake is a clear representation of the difficulty of this fire season. Please be extra vigilant in fire prevention this year. The lack of moisture over the winter and spring has left conditions very dry resulting in a high risk of fire.

Current Situation (Oregon Gulch Fire):
Fire managers are pleased with progress so far. Yesterday's warm, dry and unstable weather served as a test to the fire containment lines which held up well. This success shows that the hard work is paying off. Most of the fire is currently in mop up. Today, firefighters will continue efforts to secure lines, finish the contingency lines and start repairing the fireline in some sections of the fire.

Today is the last day that the Oregon Department of Forestry and CalFire will be in unified command. CalFire Incident Commander, Phill Veneris, expressed his appreciation this morning for the positive partnership between the two organizations during this incident.

Weather and Fire Behavior:
Temperatures for today are expected to between 85 and 90 degrees with relative humidity between 13 and 18%. Warm, dry and unstable conditions are expected again today. Low fire activity is expected today and will be isolated to unburned interior islands. A fire weather watch has been issued for Sunday through Monday for thunderstorms and lightning.

Fire Statistics for Oregon Gulch
Location: 15 miles east of Ashland, OR
Percent Contained: 50%
Size: 35,093* acres (9,464 acres in California)
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14
* Acreage has been reduced from what was reported on 8/6/14 due to better mapping.

Oregon wildland resources assigned to the complex include: 6 Type 1 crews, 51 Type 2 hand crews, 4 camp crews, 58 engines, 19 dozers, 27 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

California resources include: 1 dozers, 5 engines, and 2 crews.

Air resources: 13 helicopters.

Total personnel: 1,643


Evacuation orders by county:

Jackson County
The evacuation level for residents from the 6,000 block south to the Oregon Border on Copco Road will remain at a Level 1 Evacuation. Access to Copco Road is limited to residents and emergency services only. Residents living along Highway 66 in Jackson County between the 11,000 and 22,000 block are still under a Level 1 Evacuation. This does not impact people living in Keno. Level 1 Evacuation means "BE READY" for potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information.

Klamath County
All evacuation orders for Klamath County have been lifted, including the Klamath River canyon from John C. Boyle Dam to the California border. This includes Topsy Grade Road, Picard Road, and all other accessible roads south of Highway 66 east to the Klamath County line in Oregon. Current roadblocks remain at Road 106 (Camp 4) south from Highway 66.

Siskiyou County
All evacuations in Siskiyou County have been lifted.

For the complex, 270 homes and 50 outbuildings are threatened; 6 homes were destroyed.

Places to get information:
Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - www.swofire.com/
Smoke Information - oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
DEQ - www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - www.facebook.com/JacksonCountySheriff
Inciweb - inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
NWCC - www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx
CAL FIRE Ready, Set, Go - www.readyforwildfire.org/
CAL FIRE - www.fire.ca.gov
Siskiyou County Pollution Control District - tinyurl.com/ljzak8a
Oregon Dept. of Forestry fire update - Aug. 8
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/08/14
Fire Update - Friday, August 8, 2014 - Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF)

Large Fires within ODF protection:

New large fires: None reported.

Updates: (Evacuations are based on a Level 1-2-3 system corresponding to Ready-Set-Go, with Level 1 being the lowest.)


Klamath-Lake and Southwest Oregon Districts:

Beaver Complex (Salt Creek and Oregon Gulch Fires): Klamath-Lake District (most acreage here) and Southwest Oregon District crews have been heavily involved in this ongoing effort.
Oregon Gulch Fire: covers 35,093 acres (reduced from the 8/6 report due to better mapping) (about 9,500 in California) is 50% contained. Lightning caused this fire on July 30.
Personnel and Equipment: 63 crews, 63 engines, 20 dozers, 27 water tenders, 13 helicopters, and 1,643 personnel
Evacuations: Some Jackson county areas remain at Level 1 evacuation notice level, while Siskiyou and Klamath Counties' Level 1 evacuation notices were lifted.
Buildings: 270 homes and 50 outbuildings are threatened; 6 homes were destroyed.
More information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
Oregon Fire Information Number: 541-488-7726
California Fire Information Number: 530-842-2266
Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/
Smoke Information - http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
DEQ - http://www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - https://www.facebook.com/#!/JacksonCountySheriff
CAL FIRE Ready, Set, Go - http://www.readyforwildfire.org/
CAL FIRE - www.fire.ca.gov
Siskiyou County Pollution Control District - http://tinyurl.com/ljzak8a


Northeast Oregon District:

5 Mile Fire: a 4,700 acre fire is 25% contained. It started August 3 and is 20 miles northeast of Enterprise and 2 miles south of Imnaha.
Personnel and Equipment: 365 personnel, 16 engines, 9 water tenders, 3 dozer, and 4 helicopters
Evacuations: A Level 1 Evacuation Notice remains in place for the town of Imnaha and residents along the Imnaha River Road 5 miles south of Imnaha near Freezeout Creek to 10 miles north of Imnaha near Fence Creek.
More information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4048/.
Information Contact Number: 541-432-0119


Central Oregon District:

South Fork Complex (Murderers Creek South and Buck Fork Fires, 41,807 and 7,583 acres, respectively): these July 31 lightning caused fires cover 49,390 acres and are 25% contained.
Personnel: 575
Evacuations: A Level 1 Evacuation remains in place for the area south of Highway 26, west of 21 Road (Fields Creek) and east of 42 Road (South Fork of the John Day River). Grant County Sheriff's Department has also issued a Level 1 Evacuation for the area south of Deer Creek and east of the South Fork of the John Day River.
More information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/
Fire Information Office Phone: 1-866-347-0636
southforkcomplex.blogspot.com
southforkcomplex@gmail.com

Rowena Fire: A red flag warning (meaning - low humidity and high winds - make ripe conditions for the fire to spread rapidly) remains in effect through noon today for this 3,372 acre fire, currently 35% contained. This fire started about 9 p.m. August 5. Governor Kitzhaber will visit the fire team today at 10 a.m.
Structures: 740 homes threatened, 1 destroyed, 2 damaged, 5 out buildings destroyed.
Personnel and equipment: 659 personnel
Evacuations: Level 3- 143 homes, Level 1- 597 homes. Wasco County Sheriff Evacuation Hotline: 541-506-2792
Level-3: 4595 Hwy 30 west to 6464 Hwy 30, including Simonelli Rd, Tooley Terrace, Adeline Way and the Country Club.
Level-1: Murray's Addition, Foley Lakes, residences along Chenowith Loop West. Also Division Street Development residences along Seven mile Road.
Shelters: American Red Cross evacuation shelter 888-680-1455 or follow @redcrosscascade on Twitter - Dry Hollow Elementary, 1314 E19th, The Dalles.
Shelter services for dogs and cats if evacuated owners have no other option for their pets: Home at Last Humane Society in The Dalles, 541-296-5189 / http://homeatlasths.org/
Nan Wimmers is coordinating livestock sheltering, if needed by evacuated residents, 541-993-5510
More Information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4061/
Fire Info Hotlines: 971-701-4186 and 971-701-4212 these phones will be staffed 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Twitter: @RowenaFire2014
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RowenaFire2014

Additional Contact Information:
Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mid-Columbia-Fire-Rescue/161214397226097
Register for Wasco County Sheriff's Office Citizen Alert Emergency Notification Program: www.co.wasco.or.us
Current road closures and evacuation notices, Wasco County Sheriff's Office Rowena Fire Hotline: 541-506-2792
Road closures/information on ODOT Tripcheck at www.tripcheck.com
American Red Cross: 888-680-1455 or follow @redcrosscascade on Twitter.

Fires on other jurisdictions in Oregon
More information on these fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.

FIRE STATISTICS
Due to heavy firefighting activity our fire statistics have not been updated. They will return when the database has been made current.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
ODF maintains a blog at http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/, which includes breaking news on wildfires statewide, along with current fire statistics, and a frequently updated Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry.

For information on wildfires in other jurisdictions within Oregon, go to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, http://www.nwccweb.us/ and to the national Incident Information System website at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

NEWS MEDIA
News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officer, (see below), 24/7 for fire information. The duty officer will call back promptly. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.


Rod Nichols | Public Information Officer
Oregon Department of Forestry
2600 State Street, Salem, OR 97310
Desk (503) 945-7425
Cell (503) 508-4478
rnichols@odf.state.or.us
Health advisory lifted August 8 for Odell Lake
Oregon Health Authority - 08/08/14
August 8, 2014

Health advisory lifted August 8 for Odell Lake

Reduced blue-green algae levels confirmed

The Oregon Health Authority has lifted a health advisory issued July 21 for Odell Lake, located off Highway 58 in Klamath County, about 31 miles southeast of the Lane County city of Oakridge.

Water monitoring has confirmed reduced levels of blue-green algae and their toxins. These reduced levels are not likely to be harmful to humans and animals.

Oregon health officials advise people who use Oregon water bodies for recreation to always be alert to signs of algae blooms. People and their pets should avoid contact if the water is foamy, scummy, thick like paint, pea-green, blue-green or brownish red in color, or if a thick mat of algae with an unpleasant odor is visible in the water.

For local information about water quality or blue-green algae sampling, contact the Forest Service at 541-433-3200. For drinking water information, contact your local drinking water treatment facility.

For health information, to report human or pet illnesses due to blooms, or to ask questions about a news release, contact the Oregon Health Authority at 971-673-0400. Also contact the Oregon Public Health toll-free information line at 1-877-290-6767 or visit the Harmful Algae Bloom program website at www.healthoregon.org/hab and select "Algae Bloom Advisories," for information regarding advisories issued or lifted for the season.

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Thief Arrested for 24 Felony Crimes After Stealing More than $25,000 in Gasoline (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/08/14
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On Thursday August 8, 2014, the Portland Police Bureau arrested a man suspected of stealing more than $25,000 in gasoline in the Portland area.

39-year-old Christopher Scott Beard was identified by police after surveillance video from one of the thefts captured images of the suspect and the truck he was using to steal gasoline.

Beard would fill a 300 gallon tank in the back of the truck with gasoline, using a stolen credit card at various locations throughout Portland.

Police first located the truck then located Beard and arrested him on several charges.

Beard was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on 12 counts of Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card and 12 counts of Theft in the First Degree.

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Salem Public Works Staff Work to Ensure Water Quality
City of Salem - 08/08/14
Salem Public Works Department staff monitored water contamination developments in Toledo, Ohio, and Lincoln City, Oregon, with interest this week, as a toxic algae bloom restricted use of drinking water in both cities. Algae blooms are also known to occur in Detroit Lake and the North Santiam River, Salem's water source. This toxin is produced by several types of blue-green algae that are typically present in the reservoir.

The Public Works Department has maintained a reservoir and river sampling program for the last four years to monitor for algae blooms and potential toxic blooms. Staff is typically at Detroit Reservoir and on the North Santiam River several times a week during the summer months, when algal blooms are likely to occur. As a result of the monitoring program, staff has identified the presence of frequent, but low levels of algal toxins, in the reservoir this summer. During routine water sampling last week, extremely small amounts of the toxin were found in the North Santiam River for the first time this summer.

The water treatment process was changed to address the issue. Samples of the finished drinking water were taken at the same time and no toxin was found in the water delivered to Salem residents.

Public Works staff developed a different process to address drinking water treatment when substances of this nature are found in the river. The enhanced water treatment process establishes multiple barriers to prevent algae from entering the City's treatment works at Geren Island. Instead of applying river water directly to the main treatment filters, as we typically do, water is instead pumped from wells on the island and is applied to an initial filter that captures any algae that may still be present. This pre filtered water is then applied to the main treatment filters for its normal filtration process. When operating in this mode, water production is limited compared to normal operations; however, no special conservation measures are needed at this time.

There are no federal standards for algal toxins but the Oregon Health Authority follows the World Health Organization limit of six parts per billion as a guideline for recreational health advisories for water bodies and one part per billion for drinking water supplies.

Salem staff share the results of all water sampling with the Oregon Health Authority and the U.S. Forest Service. Oregon Health Authority is the decision making authority for recreational water use advisories. The Oregon Health Authority Drinking Water Program is responsible for public notifications when drinking water supplies are affected.

No sample of Salem's finished drinking water has ever been found to contain any algal toxin based on analytical test results.
08/07/14
Vancouver Police Investigate Single Vehicle Fatality Crash
Vancouver Police Dept. - 08/07/14
Vancouver, Wash. - On August 7, 2014, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to a single vehicle crash at NE Burton Rd. /NE 28th Street. When emergency personnel arrived, they located a vehicle inside the fenced area of a utility substation. The driver, and lone occupant of the vehicle, Trina Wase, 44, was found outside the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Vancouver Police Traffic Unit is investigating and it appears that speed and alcohol are likely factors in the crash. No other vehicles were involved and there was only minor damage reported at the substation. The roadway was closed temporarily while emergency personnel were investigating.


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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.
Driver Arrested After Attempt to Elude in Vehicle, Injury Crash, & Attempt to Elude on Foot in Salem Area (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/07/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a Salem-area man Thursday afternoon following his brief attempt to elude and injury traffic crash on Hyacinth Road NE at Salem Parkway in Salem.

On August 7, 2014 at approximately 3:25 p.m., an OSP trooper attempted to initiate a traffic stop southbound in the area of Portland Road NE and Hyacinth Road NE on a 1997 Mercury Sable for an equipment lighting violation. The driver pulled into a parking lot and then back onto Portland Road NE where he fled in the vehicle at a high rate of speed. The trooper quickly lost sight and terminated the attempt to stop the vehicle as the vehicle drove northbound on Hyacinth Road NE.

The vehicle ran a red light and attempted to turn left from Hyacinth Road NE onto Salem Parkway where it was involved in a collision with a dump truck. Witnesses pointed the trooper in the direction of the collision and where the driver fled on foot.

With the assistance of descriptions provided by witnesses, the trooper notified OSP Northern Command Center dispatch of the direction that the suspect driver fled and then remained with injured female passenger. The passenger, SIERRA M. MEMMOTT, age 20, from Salem, was transported by ambulance to Salem Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Keizer and Salem police officers responded to the area. The driver was found at approximately 3:49 p.m. by Keizer police officers and detained. He was transported to Salem Hospital with minor injuries.

The lead investigating OSP trooper went to the hospital and identified the driver as WILLIAM DALTON HALL, age 22. After treatment at the hospital, HALL was arrested by OSP and lodged in the Marion County Jail on the following charges:

* Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
* Misdemeanor Attempt to Elude on Foot
* Reckless Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person
* Hit & Run - Injury
* Assault in the Fourth Degree

HALL also had a warrant for his arrest out of Polk County for Endangering the Welfare of a Minor.

The truck driver was not injured.

OSP was also assisted at the scene by Salem Fire Department and ODOT.

Crash Scene Photograph - Oregon State Police
Hall Photograph - Marion County Sheriff's Office

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Rowena Fire Daily Evening Update - August 7, 2014
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/07/14
Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 1
John Buckman, Incident Commander
Oregon State Fire Marshall Office Incident Management Green Team
John Ingrao, Incident Commander

Rowena Fire
Daily Evening Information Update
August 7, 2014


Summary
Both crews from Oregon Department of Forestry and Oregon State Fire Marshal worked throughout the day to improve hand and dozer lines to prevent further fire travel. In the early afternoon wind speeds increased causing the fire to grow and travel toward the southwest more rapidly than expected. Both the Foley Lakes and Country Club areas experienced unfavorable wind conditions. In the Foley Lakes area, wind driven fire pushed back into the neighborhood that had just hours before had its evacuation level decreased from 3 to 1. Targeted evacuations were enacted to protect the residents in the area. In the Country Club area, fire was pushed across several lines and crossed the Rowena River Road near Adeline Road. Both fires received immediate response and were quickly mitigated.

Structural protection
Structure protection task forces worked throughout the day to improve defensible space around homes and outbuildings. When the Foley Lakes and Country Club fires flared up, task forces assigned to night shift were activated to respond.

Structural firefighters continued to create defensible space around structures in advance of the fire threat.

Evacuations
Level-3
4595 Hwy 30 west to 6464 Hwy 30, including Simonelli Rd, Tooley Terrace, Adeline Way and the Country Club.

Level-1
Murray's Addition, Foley Lakes, residences along Chenowith Loop West. Also Division Street Development residences along Seven mile Road.

Fire Strategy for Tonight
Today, fire control work will focus on reinforcing containment lines on the eastern edge of the fire, securing the northwest end of the fire and continuing structural protection along Highway 30 and other residences.

Public Meeting
A public information meeting is scheduled for 7:00 pm at The Dalles High School located 220 East 10th Street in The Dalles. This meeting is open to all members of the public and media. Fire managers will provide a current status update and be available to address questions and concerns.

Warnings
An urgent red flag fire weather warning was issued at about 3:00
p.m. on Thursday 8/7/2014 for winds gusting to 30 mph and relative humidity as low as 24 percent. Fires can grow much faster in these conditions and be hazardous for firefighters. The red flag warning is in effect through 11:00 p.m.

Unified Command
The fire is being managed under a unified command between the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office and Oregon Department of Forestry. This Unified Command is working for ODF Central Oregon District, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Mid Columbia Fire & Rescue.


Fire-At-A-Glance

Size: 2,645 acres Location: The Dalles, OR
Containment: 0%
Cause: Under Investigation
Personnel: 431
Estimated Cost: $937,000
Evacuations and Road Closures: Wasco County Sheriff Evacuation Hotline: 541-506-
2792
Closures/Restrictions: Hwy 30 between The Dalles Country Club and Rowena
Media Only Contact Phone: 503-793-1993
For More Information: A fire information line is currently being set up, the number will be distributed via social media once it is established.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office detectives arrest former Juvenile Justice employee after investigation into misuse of public funds
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/07/14
Former juvenile justice employee, Davia Nemkevich, Age 42, of Vancouver, WA was arrested by MCSO detectives after a Multnomah County Grand Jury indicted Nemkevich on charges of Official Misconduct I, 4x Theft I, 5x Theft II, and 2x Theft III for misuse of public funds while she was employed as the Nutrition Services Manager at Donald E Long Juvenile Detention Home (JDH). Nemkevich was taken into custody after meeting with MCSO detectives this evening.

The law enforcement investigation began on April 16, 2014, after a Multnomah County employee contacted Sheriff Dan Staton regarding potential misuse of public funds by another employee. After listening to the employee, Sheriff Staton immediately contacted MCSO detectives and the District Attorney's office to initiate an investigation into the allegations.

The three month investigation uncovered a pattern and practice of misuse of a county procurement card, county equipment and other county resources by former JDH Nutrition Services Manager Davia Nemkevich for personal gain. Davia Nemkevich had already been placed on Administrative Leave on March 11, 2014 by the Department of Community Justice (DCJ) as they were conducting an internal investigation. MCSO was not contacted regarding the ongoing investigation by DCJ and became aware of the internal investigation after MCSO detectives began working the case.

As part of the investigation the Multnomah County Auditor conducted a review of Nemkevich's county purchases between July 1, 2011 and April 30, 2014. There were numerous items and purchases that were identified as not being made for county use. A significant portion of the purchases occurred within the last 12 months. The suspected amount of loss is conservatively estimated to be $16,757.91.

Davia Nemkevich was transported and lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center.
Booking photo is available from our website at www.mcso.us

Questions regarding Nemkevich's position and duties can be made through Multnomah County Communications Director Dave Austin at 503-803-8616.
Brush Fire Chars Land South of Cornelius
Cornelius Fire Dept. - 08/07/14
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This afternoon after 3pm, firefighters were dispatched to a brush fire in the 8300 block of SW Iowa Hill Road. Crews arrived shortly there after to find a grass and brush fire on a hill near a house. Crews in 4wheel drive brush rigs were back to attack the flames from the bottom and top of the hill, stopping the flames from spreading further. It took firefighters about 20 minutes to extinguish the flames, and another hour of putting out multiple hot spots that were found in many stumps.

Due to quick thinking of the home owners to call 911, this fire was quickly stopped. The fire threatening to burn a garage, but was stopped. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but appears to be accidental. No property was lost.

The owners are also praised by the layout of their property. They had clear defendable space around their house, meaning if a fire was coming towards their house, firefighters have a better chance of preventing the house from burning.

The Cornelius Fire Department suggest that if you live in a rural area, you should have 30 feet around your home that has no dead vegetation, also any vegetation that is near or against your house and to trim trees so that no limbs are 10 feet from the ground. Additionally for 100 feet away from your house you should keep grass cut short, remove any twigs or leaves and keep spacing between your trees and bushes. Contact your local fire department for specific requirement or additional information on protecting your home.

Cornelius Fire was assisted on scene by Forest Grove Fire & Rescue, Gaston Fire Dist, Hillsboro Fire & Rescue and Washington County Fire Dist #2.

Incident Info
6-Brush Rigs
2-Water Tenders
2-Chief Officers

23 Firefighters


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Detectives Search for Bank Robbery Suspect
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/07/14
August 7, 2014--Washington County Sheriff's Detectives are searching for a man after he robbed a bank.

On August 7, 2014 at about 12:43 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies were called to the US Bank located at 18485 SW Farmington Road in the community of Aloha, concerning a robbery. Multiple Sheriff's Deputies responded to the area to search for the suspect.

Upon arrival, deputies learned a man went to a teller window and said he had an explosive device. After he demanded cash, he ran southbound from the bank. The teller was not injured and no explosive device was located.

Sheriff's Deputies disseminated the robber's description to all law enforcement in the area and searched with a K9 and handler with no success.

Washington County Property Crimes Detectives were contacted and are continuing the investigation. Washington County Forensic Science Unit assisted with crime scene processing.

The man was described as a white male, about 30 years old, 5'6" tall with a medium build. He had brown hair and was clean shaven. He was wearing a blue shirt, black pants and a black hat.

Surveillance photos will likely be available tomorrow.

Detectives are seeking the public's help regarding this case. If you have any information, please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at (503) 846-2500.
Red Cross Responds to House Fire in Toutle, WA.
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/07/14
Disaster action team members of the American Red Cross this afternoon responded to a disaster in the 2700 block of Spirit Lake Highway in Toutle, Washington (east of Mount St. Helens). This single-family fire affected one adult and two dogs. Red Cross provided food, clothing, lodging, comfort kit, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
Firefighter / Paramedics reunited with near drowning victim from three years ago. (Photo)
Marion Co. Fire Dist. #1 - 08/07/14
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Marion County Fire District # 1 Firefighter / Paramedics were reunited with a near drowning victim. Three years ago MCFD # 1 responded to a reported drowning incident on Cordon road, when they arrived they found a toddler that had just been pulled from a swimming pool by her grandmother. Paramedic's performed life saving measures and transported the little girl to Salem Hospital. Thru social media the victim's mother reached out to the live saving members of MCFD#1 to say thank you. During their visit they brought home made jam as a token of thanks. Firefighter's and the family exchanged stories from the event and discussed the little girls complete recovery. The family states that now 4 y/o Lillian loves to swim, enjoys being around the water and has dreams of being on a swim team.
Marion County Fire District # 1 would like to remind our public to always watch children in or near the water, wear life jackets and always place fencing around pools and spas.


Attached Media Files: Firefighters & Girl
Missing Endangered Adult from La Center, WA.
Vancouver Police Dept. - 08/07/14
On behalf of the La Center Police Department:


The missing elderly man, Mr. Hirata, of La Center, WA. has been located safe.

The La Center Police Department would like to that the citizens of Clark County for their assistance in locating him.
UPDATE: Shooting and Robbery Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 08/07/14
Robbery detectives have learned that the suspect entered Dotty's and demanded money from the business. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, he began to leave followed by the shooting victim, who was a patron. The suspect shot her then ran out of the area.

Anyone with information about this robbery and shooting is asked to contact Detective Darren Posey at (503) 823-0403 or darren.posey@portlandoregon.gov.

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This afternoon, Thursday August 7, 2014, at 3:04 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to Dotty's, located at 11926 Southeast Division Street, on the report of a robbery and shooting.

Officers and medical personnel responded and located the 58-year-old female victim suffering from a single gunshot wound. She has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment for what appears to be a non-life-threatening injury.

Witnesses described the suspect to police as an African American male in his 20s, 5'6" tall, thin build, wearing dark clothes and carrying a handgun. The suspect was last seen running westbound on Division Street.

Multiple officers have checked the neighborhood but have not located the suspect.

Detectives from the Robbery Detail and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division are en route to the scene to continue the investigation.

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

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UPDATE: Traffic Alert: Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Southeast Powell Boulevard - Ross Island Bridge Traffic Affected
Portland Police Bureau - 08/07/14
The motorcycle rider killed in Tuesday night's crash on Southeast Powell Boulevard has been identified as 27-year-old Edward Paul Reis of South Carolina.

Investigators learned that Reis and his friend were riding their motorcycles westbound on Southeast Powell Boulevard when Reis suddenly applied his brakes in order to conduct a u-turn to head East on Powell. Reis' friend was unable to stop in time and rear-ended him, which sent Reis off of his motorcycle into oncoming traffic, where he was struck and killed by a 2001 Jeep Wrangler.

The driver of the Jeep Wrangler, 56-year-old Charles Surfus, remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. Reis' riding companion and friend, 32-year-old Jeremiah Lee Kloss, also remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. Neither displayed any signs of impairment.

The case remains under investigation and, upon completion, will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

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This evening, Tuesday August 6, 2014, at 11:48 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southeast 7th Avenue and Powell Boulevard on the report of a motorcycle crash.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the motorcycle rider down on Powell Boulevard and bystanders performing CPR. Medical personnel were unable to save the rider and he died at the scene.

Preliminary information indicates that two motorcycle riders collided, both went down then one of the riders was struck by an SUV. All drivers remained at the scene and are cooperating.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to investigate the crash.

Westbound Powell Boulevard, including the Ross Island Bridge, is closed to all traffic.

Eastbound Ross Island Bridge is being diverted away from Powell Boulevard onto southbound McLoughlin Boulevard.

Traffic is expected to be affected for the next several hours but should be cleared up by the morning commute.

No further information is available and updates will be released sometime on Wednesday.

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UPDATE: Traffic Alert: Major Crash Team Investigating a Pedestrian Fatality on I-5 Northbound on Marquam Bridge
Portland Police Bureau - 08/07/14
46-year-old James Shane Legore was identified as the person struck and killed by a tractor trailer on I-5 Tuesday night.

Investigators learned that Legore was crossing I-5 northbound near the Morrison Bridge when he was struck by a northbound 2012 Freightliner tractor trailer, driven by 63-year-old Dean Edward Beck.

Beck saw the Legore standing on in the middle of the freeway, near the center divider, when Legore suddenly ran back into northbound traffic. Beck hit the brakes and tried to change lanes but could not avoid striking Legore. Legore most likely died from the impact.

Beck remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. He did not show any signs of impairment. Truck Inspectors checked his truck and trailer and found no violations.

The case remains under investigation and, upon completion, will be given to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

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This evening, Tuesday August 5, 2014, at 11:07 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to I-5 northbound on the Marquam Bridge on the report that a pedestrian was struck by a tractor trailer.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the person who was deceased at the scene.

The driver has remained at the scene and is cooperating with police.

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

I-5 northbound traffic is being diverted to I-405 northbound.

Access to I-5 northbound from I-405 southbound is closed and drivers needing to go to I-5 northbound or I-84 eastbound should re-route to I-405 northbound and go across the Fremont Bridge.

Closures are expected to last for several hours overnight but should be clear by the morning commute.

No additional information is available and updates will be released sometime on Wednesday.

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Health advisory issued August 7 for water contact at Mill Beach
Oregon Health Authority - 08/07/14
August 7, 2014

Health advisory issued August 7 for water contact at Mill Beach

A public health advisory is being issued today due to higher-than-normal levels of bacteria in ocean waters at Mill Beach, located in Curry County.

Water samples indicate higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria, which can result in diarrhea, stomach cramps, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections and other illnesses. Direct contact with the water should be avoided in this area until the advisory is lifted, especially for children and the elderly, who may be more vulnerable to waterborne bacteria.

Increased pathogen and fecal bacteria levels in ocean waters can come from both shore and inland sources, such as stormwater runoff, sewer overflows, failing septic systems, and animal waste from livestock, pets and wildlife.

While this advisory is in effect at Mill Beach, visitors should avoid wading in nearby creeks, pools of water on the beach, or in discolored water, and stay clear of water runoff flowing into the ocean. Even if there is no advisory in effect, officials recommend avoiding swimming in the ocean within 48 hours after a rainstorm.

The status of water contact advisories at beaches is subject to change. For the most recent information on advisories, visit the Oregon Beach Monitoring Program website at www.healthoregon.org/beach or call 971-673-0400, or 877-290-6767 (toll-free).

Although state officials advise against water contact, they continue to encourage other recreational activities (flying kites, picnicking, playing on the beach, walking, etc.) on this beach because they pose no health risk even during an advisory. Neighboring beaches are not affected by this advisory.

Since 2003, state officials have used a federal Environmental Protection Agency grant to monitor popular Oregon beaches and make timely reports to the public about elevated levels of fecal bacteria. Oregon state organizations participating in this program are the Oregon Public Health Division, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

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Oregon Airmen and Soldiers to square off against each other during upcoming Bite of Oregon cooking competition
Oregon Military Department - 08/07/14
Two teams from the Oregon National Guard are scheduled to compete against each other in Portland, Ore., Aug. 10, during the "Operation Dessert Storm Iron Chef Cooking Competition", at the Bite of Oregon event at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

The Oregon Army National Guard team, led by head chef Sgt. Jeffrey Reed, competed in the annual Phillip A. Connelly cooking competition put on by the Department of the Army. Reed and his teammate, Sgt. Elizabeth Stewart, garnered both state and regional titles in the competition in 2013.

The Oregon Air National Guard team, with head chef Master Sgt. Michael "Mick" Gremaud and teammate Chief Master Sgt. Michelle Marshall may face an uphill battle, but the duo bring years of culinary expertise to the event and hope to upset the Army National Guard title-holding team.

Both teams are set to take the main stage at the Bite of Oregon at 5:00 p.m.

The Bite of Oregon is scheduled for Aug. 8-10 at Portland's Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Proceeds from the annual event go to benefit Special Olympics Oregon. For more information on The Bite, including event schedules, please visit www.biteoforegon.com.


Team member biographies:

The Oregon Army National Guard team, "The Burn-Its"

Head Chef: Sgt. Jeffrey (the Krusty Crab) Reed
Sgt. Jeffrey Reed has been with the Oregon Army National Guard since February, 1997. He has been a culinary master for almost five years, and has competed in the annual Department of Army Phillip A. Connelly Award Competition for cooking, and has taken both state & regional titles in 2013.

Sous Chef: Sgt. Elizabeth (Stewie) Stewart
Sgt. Elizabeth Stewart has been in the Oregon Army National Guard since March, 2008. She has been a culinary guru for a little over six years, and has competed in the annual Department of Army Phillip A. Connelly Award Competition for cooking, and has taken both state & regional titles in 2013. In her civilian job, side she is a union laborer and a strong advocate for female construction jobs.


The Oregon Air National Guard team: "Red Hawk Pot Pie"

Head Chef: Master Sgt. Michael "Mick" Gremaud
Master Sgt. Michael Gremaud's time with the active duty Air Force and Air National Guard totals 19 years of service and sacrifice, and includes deployments to Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He had a knack for throwing together ingredients as a hungry teenager scavenging his mom's refrigerator, and has parlayed his skills into a mastery of culinary delight. His more than four years in Italy added to him becoming a picky eater and developed and discerning palate when it comes to Italian food here at home.

Sous Chef: Chief Master Sgt. Michelle Marshall
Chief Master Sgt. Michelle Marshall has a total of 32 years of military service, to include active service and the National Guard. She attended Western Culinary Institute in Portland in 1987, during a hiatus in her military career. Aside from being crafty when it comes to sewing and quilt-making, she has developed a fine skillset in the kitchen. She especially enjoys cooking for others.
Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-31 Kenilworth Park Fires
Portland Police Bureau - 08/07/14
Portland Fire & Rescue and the Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, are asking for the public's help to identify who is lighting fires in the area of Kenilworth Park in Southeast Portland.

Between July 12 and August 3, 2014, firefighters and police have responded to 10 fires in the area of Kenilworth Park, located at Southeast 32nd Avenue and Holgate Street.

The most recent fire occurred on August 3, at approximately 3:00 a.m. and involved several male juveniles setting a mattress on fire near the northwest corner of the park, then running away through the park. Previous fires were small, trash fires in the park. One fire damaged a fire hydrant.

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

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

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

Investigators:
Detective Joe Luiz
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-3408
joseph.luiz@portlandoregon.gov

Investigator Rick McGraw
Portland Fire & Rescue
(503) 823-3797
rick.mcgraw@portlandoregon.gov

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Man Arrested For Non-Injury DUII Crash
Gresham Police Dept - 08/07/14
Gresham, Ore. - D James McMurray, 43, was arrested on Aug. 7 after he crashed his 2014 Jetta into a fire hydrant, fence and yard near the 3100 block of SE 190th Drive.

McMurray, a police sergeant with the Portland Police Bureau, was off duty and the sole occupant when he crashed his car just after 10:00 a.m. No one was injured but the accident caused approximately $5,000 in property damage. A Gresham police sergeant was the first officer to arrive and McMurray is reported to have been completely cooperative throughout the investigation.

McMurray was cited for DUII- alcohol, Reckless Driving, and two counts of Criminal Mischief in the second degree.

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Off-Duty Portland Police Sergeant Arrested for DUII in Gresham
Portland Police Bureau - 08/07/14
Today, Thursday August 7, 2014, the Portland Police Bureau learned that an off-duty sergeant was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) by the Gresham Police Department.

Sergeant James McMurray, an 18-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau assigned to the North Precinct Night Relief, was off-duty this morning and was involved in a non-injury crash in the area of Southeast 190th Drive and Southwest 31st Street in Gresham.

Officers from the Gresham Police Department responded and after their investigation arrested Sergeant McMurray for DUII, Reckless Driving and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree (two counts).

Sergeant McMurray has been placed on paid Administrative Leave pending the ongoing investigation and internal review process.

This event will be the subject of an internal review and presentation to the Bureau's Performance Review Board.

The Portland Police Bureau cannot comment further regarding ongoing personnel matters.

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Red Cross Continues to Provide Disaster Relief to Communities Affected by the Rowena Wildfire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/07/14
The American Red Cross Cascades Region continues to provide support for people affected by the Rowena Wildfire, which still burns just west of The Dalles, Ore. Last night more than 20 local residents visited the Red Cross shelter, and 15 individuals spent the night. The shelter at Hallow Creek Elementary remains open and is located at 1314 East 19th Street in The Dalles. Red Cross volunteers from across Oregon and Southwest Washington are available to provide snacks, meals, water, comfort kits and disaster health and disaster mental health services.

In addition to providing disaster relief resources, Red Cross volunteers are actively out in the local community canvassing neighborhoods with disaster preparedness information, which includes important tips about what to do before, during and after a wildfire. To learn how to stay safe during a wildfire, people can find resources here (http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/wildfire) or other useful information by downloading the free American Red Cross Wildfire App (http://www.redcross.org/mobile-apps/wildfire-app).

Residents seeking additional information about the Rowena Wildfire are invited to attend a community meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at The Dalles High School located at 220 E 10th Street. Red Cross volunteers will be providing water, preparedness information and answering questions about available Red Cross resources at tonight's meeting.
Search Warrant Leads to Multiple Arrests - Methamphetamine Seized
Canby Police Dept. - 08/07/14
On August 6, 2014, Detectives from the Canby Police Department arrested Wallace Scott Shephard, Male, White, with a date of birth of 02/28/74 and Jennifer Kayleen Shephard, Female White, with a date of birth of 06/24/86, for the following crimes:

* One count of Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine);
* One count of Distribution of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine);
* One count of Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine).

The arrest of Wallace and Jennifer Shephard was the result of a Clackamas County search warrant that was executed at their residence, an apartment complex, located at 14155 Beavercreek Road, Apt. #211, Oregon City, Oregon. The Canby Police Department's Tactical Entry Team assisted with the safe and successful execution of this search warrant. Both subjects were placed into custody without incident and there were no reported injuries as part of this police action.

This search warrant and arrests were the result of a criminal investigation by members of the Canby Police Department involving the sale and distribution of the controlled substance, Methamphetamine, in the immediate vicinity of the City of Canby.

After conducting a search, detectives seized over one-quarter pound of Methamphetamine, over $1,400 in cash, packaging materials commonly used for the distribution of illicit drugs, and a .380 Ruger semi-automatic handgun.

Wallace Shephard and Jennifer Shephard were transported to the Clackamas County Jail.
OSP announces Jim Walker appointed as Oregon's next State Fire Marshal (Photo)
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/07/14
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Oregon State Police Superintendent Rich Evans announced the appointment of JIM WALKER as the next State Fire Marshal for the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM). WALKER's appointment was effective August 1, 2014.

WALKER, age 52, began his service as Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal in 2009 and has been serving as the interim state fire marshal since March 2014. In his role as State Fire Marshal, WALKER directs the agency's fire programs, including fire code development and enforcement, fire investigation, fire data collection and analysis, the Community Right to Know Program, Hazmat Response Teams, fire safety education and information, firesetter intervention, and regulation of the fireworks, explosives, propane, and non-retail gasoline dispensing industries. Other responsibilities include administration of the State Fire Service Mobilization Plan and the State Fire Marshal's structural overhead teams.

WALKER is a member of the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association, Oregon Volunteer Firefighters Association, Pacific Northwest Coordinating Group Steering Committee, Western Fire Chiefs Association, National Fire Protection Association, Oregon Fire Marshals Association, Governor's Fire Service Policy Council, International Fire Chiefs Association, and International Code Council.

Prior to joining OSFM in 2009, he was the Fire Operations Director for the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) and has experience managing ODF's statewide fire operations activities including directing aviation resources.

"I thank the fire service and Oregon State Police for their support and confidence in leading a high-quality organization into the future," said WALKER. "I look forward to continuing our great partnerships with the Oregon fire service in achieving our common goals of protecting Oregonians and their property from fire and hazardous materials."

WALKER is Oregon's 10th State Fire Marshal after C. Walter Stickney was officially appointed the first State Fire Marshal in 1963.

More information about the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal is available on the agency's website at http://www.oregon.gov/osp/SFM/pages/index.aspx.

Photograph - Office of State Fire Marshal

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Jim Walker Appointed as Oregon's Next State Fire Marshal (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/07/14
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Oregon State Police Superintendent Rich Evans announced the appointment of JIM WALKER as the next State Fire Marshal for the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM). WALKER's appointment was effective August 1, 2014.

WALKER, age 52, began his service as Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal in 2009 and has been serving as the interim state fire marshal since March 2014. In his role as State Fire Marshal, WALKER directs the agency's fire programs, including fire code development and enforcement, fire investigation, fire data collection and analysis, the Community Right to Know Program, Hazmat Response Teams, fire safety education and information, firesetter intervention, and regulation of the fireworks, explosives, propane, and non-retail gasoline dispensing industries. Other responsibilities include administration of the State Fire Service Mobilization Plan and the State Fire Marshal's structural overhead teams.

WALKER is a member of the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association, Oregon Volunteer Firefighters Association, Pacific Northwest Coordinating Group Steering Committee, Western Fire Chiefs Association, National Fire Protection Association, Oregon Fire Marshals Association, Governor's Fire Service Policy Council, International Fire Chiefs Association, and International Code Council.

Prior to joining OSFM in 2009, he was the Fire Operations Director for the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) and has experience managing ODF's statewide fire operations activities including directing aviation resources.

"I thank the fire service and Oregon State Police for their support and confidence in leading a high-quality organization into the future," said WALKER. "I look forward to continuing our great partnerships with the Oregon fire service in achieving our common goals of protecting Oregonians and their property from fire and hazardous materials."

WALKER is Oregon's 10th State Fire Marshal after C. Walter Stickney was officially appointed the first State Fire Marshal in 1963.

More information about the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal is available on the agency's website at http://www.oregon.gov/osp/SFM/pages/index.aspx.

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Evergreen Habitat for Humanity dedicates the 30th home in Clark County and the West family home, Sunday, August 24, 2014, 2:00 pm (Photo)
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity - 08/07/14
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What: Home Dedication
When: August 24th, 2014 2:00 p.m.
Where: 7001 NE 98th Ave., Vancouver, WA

VANCOUVER, Wash., On August 24th, 2014, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity will dedicate the organization's 30th home in Clark County and family home for Doug West and his two children, Kody (17) and Cheyenne (15). Doug, a truck driver for Concrete Alternatives, and his children are looking forward to a new home since their journey began two years ago.

The West family home was made possible through a unique partnership funded by three different supporting groups. The first is Churches in Partnership, a dedicated, thriving group comprising of five local Presbyterian Churches; First Presbyterian, Columbia Presbyterian, St. John's Presbyterian, Cascade Presbyterian, and East Woods Presbyterian Churches. This is the second home built in partnership with Churches in Partnership. In addition, four Methodist churches have also sponsored the West home: First United Methodist, Salmon Creek, Ridgefield Community, and Orchards United Methodist Churches. They have all contributed volunteer hours and funding. The final third of the sponsorship has come from GINN Realty Group - the Hasson Company. GINN Realty Group is locally owned and operated with dedicated, knowledgeable agents, and a commitment to technology and exceptional service.

Grocery Outlet (4th Plain) will be on hand to fill the cupboards with move in necessities. Friends and family, volunteers, EHFH board and staff will gather to celebrate all the hard work and the beginning of the homeowner journey for the family.

Join us in celebration along with Churches in Partnership, First United Methodist, Salmon Creek, Ridgefield community and Orchards United Methodist Churches, and GINN Realty Group - The Hasson Company on August 24 at 2:00 pm, at 7001 NE 98th Ave., Vancouver, WA.

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

For additional information or to schedule an interview with an Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, please contact Josh Townsley, Executive Director, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, at 360-737-1759.
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City of Salem Coed Kickball League Team Registration Information
City of Salem - 08/07/14
The City of Salem, Public Works Department announces team registration for the 2014 Fall Coed Kickball League. Team representatives, coaches, or managers may pick up a Fall League Registration Packet at the City of Salem Public Works Department, 555 Liberty Street SE, Room 325, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (open during the lunch hour) or go to www.softballcityusa.com to print off the team registration packet.

Registration opened Monday, July 21, 2014, at 8 a.m., and closes on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at 3 p.m. League openings are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. All fees must be paid in full at the time of registration.

* All games will be played at the Wallace Marine Park Softball Complex in West Salem.

* 10 players on field, 5 males/5 females minimum, 20 players maximum on roster.

* Players must be at least 15 years of age; players under 18 must have a parent/guardian release.

* Umpires and balls provided.

* End of season championship shirts for up to 15 players on winning teams.

* Game times will rotate between 6:10 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 9:40 p.m.

* 12 team spots available, team can pay for two spots and play two rounds.

Fall League 6 Weeks (6 games/single games)
Thursday Evenings
Games start: Thursday, September 4, 2014, and end October 9, 2014
Paid in full at time of registration - $225
BPSST Fire Police Committee to Meet
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 08/07/14
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
STANDARDS AND TRAINING
4190 Aumsville Hwy SE
Salem, OR 97317

DPSST FIRE POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULED
For Immediate Release
August 7, 2014
Contact: Tia Turnipseed
(503) 378-2431

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Fire Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. The meeting will be held in the Boardroom at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training located at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above.

Agenda Items:

1. *Minutes - May 28, 2014
Approve the minutes of the May 28, 2014 Fire Policy Committee meeting.

2. *OAR 259-009-0005 and 259-009-0062 - Revisions
Wildland Interface Firefighter; New Name: Wildland Fire Operations

3. *OAR 259-009-0062 - Proposed Administrative Rules
NFPA Fire Officer Standards

4. *OAR 259-009-0059 and 259-009-0070 - Proposed Rule
Fingerprint and Denial/Revocation Update

5. *OAR 259-008-0015 and 259-009-0015 - Proposed Rule
Background Investigations

6. *Michael Andrews DPSST # F19356
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

7. Review Core Values
Presented by Linsay Hale

8. Staff Update

9. Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting - November 26, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.



# Background Information about the Board and Department #

The Board consists of 24 members representing city, county and state public safety professionals representing each of the disciplines (police, fire, 9-1-1, corrections, private security), and a private citizen appointed by the Governor. The current Board Chair is Chief Kent Barker of the City of Tualatin Police Department. The Board includes administrators as well as non-management representatives from statewide organizations. The Board represents more than 35,000 public safety professionals and establishes minimum standards for the training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security/private investigator providers, and makes determinations on waiver requests. The Board is supported by six policy committees and a number of sub-committees representing the public safety disciplines, which provide technical expertise and serve as vital links to public safety organizations. The Board operates in close partnership with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers. DPSST provides training to more than 20,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.
Beaver Complex Fire Update - Thursday, August 7, 2014 @ 9 a.m.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/07/14
Beaver Complex Fire Update
Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2- Chris Cline, Incident Commander
CAL FIRE - Phill Veneris, Incident Commander

Oregon Fire Information number: (541) 488-7726
California Fire Information number: (530) 842-2266
Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.


August 7, 2014
9:00 a.m.

Special Message:
Take action before fire season starts, make sure your property is prepared for wildfire. Learn about defensible space and fire-wise landscaping techniques by consulting your local fire department or Oregon Department of Forestry office. More resources can be found online at www.firewise.org or at www.oregon.gov/odf/Pages/fire/fire.aspx#Fire_Prevention.
Current Situation (Oregon Gulch Fire): Fire managers are happy with the progress so far but reminded crews this morning that the hardest part of the work is starting now. Crews used infrared imaging overnight to identify hot spots and dig out smoldering roots. Today, crews will pick up where the night shift left off by working along the entire fireline to do a thorough job with mop up.

Acreage has been reduced through the use of GPS reconnaissance on the line. GPS tools help provide better mapping and determine accurate acreage consumed by the fire.

Weather and Fire Behavior: Predicted weather today calls for unstable and dry conditions with temperatures between 85 and 90 degrees and relative humidity between 18 and 23%. Fire activity is expected to be low, but with the unstable conditions, crews were cautioned to take swift action on any starts should they arise.

Fire Statistics for Oregon Gulch
Location: 15 miles east of Ashland, OR
Percent Contained: 42%
Size: 35,074* acres (9,464 acres in California)
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14
* Acreage has been reduced due to better mapping.

Oregon wildland resources assigned to the complex include: 9 Type 1 crews, 51 Type 2 hand crews, 4 camp crews, 74 engines, 22 dozers, 25 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

California resources include: 4 dozers, 25 engines, and 6 crews.

Air resources: 14 helicopters.

Total personnel: 1785

Evacuation orders by county:

Jackson County
The evacuation level for residents from the 6,000 block south to the Oregon Border on Copco Road has been reduced from Level 2 Evacuation to Level 1 Evacuation. Access to Copco Road is limited to residents and emergency services only. Residents living along Highway 66 in Jackson County between the 11,000 and 22,000 block are still under a Level 1 Evacuation. This does not impact people living in Keno. Level 1 Evacuation means "BE READY" for potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information.

Klamath County
The Klamath River canyon from John C. Boyle Dam to the California border will change from a Level 2 Evacuation to a Level 1 Evacuation. This includes Topsy Grade Road, Picard Road, and all other accessible roads south of Highway 66 east to the Klamath County line in Oregon. Current roadblocks are being removed from Topsy Grade Road and John C. Boyle Dam, south of Highway 66 to Camp 4. Camp 4 Road remains restricted to fire personnel only. The Klamath River has been reopened for recreational use.

Siskiyou County
All evacuations in Siskiyou County have been lifted.

For the complex, 270 homes and 50 outbuildings are threatened; 6 homes were destroyed (3 in Oregon and 3 in California).

Places to get information:

Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - www.swofire.com/
Smoke Information - oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
DEQ - www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - www.facebook.com/JacksonCountySheriff
Inciweb - inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
NWCC - www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx
CAL FIRE Ready, Set, Go - www.readyforwildfire.org/
CAL FIRE - www.fire.ca.gov
Siskiyou County Pollution Control District - tinyurl.com/ljzak8a


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Ciyt of Beaverton Collecting Donations of School Supplies for Backpacks for Kids
City of Beaverton - 08/07/14
The City of Beaverton is teaming up with local radio station KUIK to help local families in need of school supplies and new backpacks. As part of its Beaverton Cares program, the city is collecting donated school supplies until Aug. 27 at the Beaverton City Library (12375 SW 5th Street. On Aug. 29, KUIK will deliver backpacks full of school supplies to local families.

"Going back to school is an exciting time, but for some families it can be stressful," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "Donating a back pack and school supplies to a struggling family can really make a difference in a child's life. I encourage you to help a local Beaverton child be better prepared for the new school year."

Acceptable donations include school supplies like backpacks, pencils, pens, notebook paper, one-inch binders, erasers, rulers, or money.

For more information about Backpacks for Kids, please contact Holly Thompson at 503-526-2658 or KUIK at 503-640-1360.

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

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Portland Water Bureau pipe project impacts traffic on SW Terwilliger Boulevard and SW Capitol Highway
Portland Water Bureau - 08/07/14
PORTLAND, OR - Traffic is impacted by construction of the SW Carolina Pump Mains-Phase 2 project at the intersection of SW Terwilliger Boulevard and SW Capitol Highway. This also affects SW Terwilliger Boulevard from the intersection to SW Burlingame Terrace. This project began in July and will be completed in November.
Traffic impacts include:
* A short stretch of SW Terwilliger Boulevard, between SW Burlingame Terrace and SW Vincent Place, will be reduced to one lane of alternating traffic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9. Both traffic lanes will reopen when the survey work is completed that same day.
* SW Terwilliger Boulevard will be intermittently reduced to one lane between the intersection of SW Capitol Highway and SW Burlingame Terrace beginning Aug. 7 to Oct. 15.
* Two lanes of traffic will be redirected by cones on SW Capitol Highway at the intersection with SW Terwilliger Boulevard. Both eastbound and westbound lanes will remain open.

Flaggers are stationed to pass traffic through safely. Motorists are reminded to stay alert and use caution as traffic may suddenly stop. Alternate routes are encouraged for motorists to avoid traffic delays.

For more information, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/water/swcarolina.


Attached Media Files: 2014-08/1240/76660/Traffic_Advsiory_August.pdf
OSP Asking for Public's Help - Burglary Investigation at ODOT's Glenwood Maintenance Compound in SE Eugene
Oregon State Police - 08/07/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is asking for the public's help to identify the suspect(s) of a burglary that occurred this week at the Oregon Department of Transportation's (ODOT) Glenwood maintenance compound in southeast Eugene.

Between 4:30 p.m., August 5, and 4:00 a.m., August 6, 2014, unknown person(s) entered through the back fencing into the ODOT maintenance yard located at 1920 Henderson Avenue. While on the ODOT property, the suspect(s) took a yellow 1999 Ford F350 ODOT truck, a jet boat and trailer, and computers and other electronics. The truck, boat and trailer were later located approximately six miles south of the area.

A 130HP Honda jet outboard motor removed from the boat, computers and other electronics haven't been recovered.

Anyone with information to help locate the stolen property, as well as identifying the suspect(s) in this case is asked to contact OSP Detective Dusty Sprague at (541) 726-2536 extension 243.

Tips may also be provided via email to crimetips2OSP@state.or.us referencing OSP case #SP14-246006. Email tips are monitored by the Criminal Investigations Division, reviewed and then forwarded to the lead investigator for follow-up. Emails should include specific details including the type of case and tip information related to the criminal investigation. Even though tips may be received anonymously, email authors are encouraged to provide contact information for follow-up by the investigator(s), if needed.

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September 2014 CCC Calendar of Events Highlights
Clackamas Community College - 08/07/14
September 1
Labor Day Holiday Closure
Clackamas Community College will be closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
September 3
Chrysalis: Women Writers
Local author Pat Lichen guides women writers of all levels through discussions of their work. Chrysalis meets from noon to 2 p.m. in the Literary Arts Center, Room 220 in Rook Hall. For information, call 503-594-3254.
September 10
College Orientation: Technical Students
This orientation is for new students who are entering one of CCC's career technical programs in pursuit of a certificate or associate's degree of applied science. Orientation runs from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Check in begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Gregory Forum at CCC's Oregon City Campus. There is no cost to attend. Please sign up at www.clackamas.edu/orientation. For more information, email success@clackamas.edu or call 503-594-6231.
September 12
College Orientation: Exploration Students
This orientation is for new students who are unsure of their academic path or undecided about the degree or certificate to pursue. Orientation runs from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Check in begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Gregory Forum at CCC's Oregon City Campus. There is no cost to attend. Please sign up at www.clackamas.edu/orientation. For more information, email success@clackamas.edu or call 503-594-6231.
September 19
College Orientation: Transfer Students
This orientation is for new students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university after graduating from CCC. Orientation runs from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Check in begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Gregory Forum at CCC's Oregon City Campus. There is no cost to attend. Please sign up at www.clackamas.edu/orientation. For more information, email success@clackamas.edu or call 503-594-6231.
September 22
Harmony Community Campus Open House
CCC's Harmony Community Campus will host an open house to showcase programs and services at the north Clackamas location. Several college departments and community partners will host information tables, and 20-minute information sessions will give an overview of health science programs. Stop by between 2:30 and 6 p.m. Free to attend and open to the public. For more information, please contact Melissa Padron, CCC Community Education coordinator, at Melissa.padron@clackamas.edu or 503-594-0627.
September 24
CCC Inservice
The college is closed to the public on Wednesday, Sept. 24, for all-staff Inservice activities.
September 19 - October 5
Clackamas Repertory Theatre: 'Good People'
Clackamas Rep's production of "Good People," by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, is an area premier directed by David Smith-English. Evening performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; Sunday matinees begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Osterman Theatre. Single tickets: Youth: $16; Senior: $26; Adult: $28. For ticket information, call the box office at 503-594-6047 or visit www.clackamasrep.org.
September 29
Fall Term Begins
Fall term classes begin at Clackamas Community College.
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City of Gresham co-hosts first 'Repair' Café' in East County
City of Gresham - 08/07/14
GRESHAM, Ore. - The City of Gresham is co-hosting East Multnomah County's first Repair Café on Thursday, Aug. 14 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Rosewood Initiative, a neighborhood-building nonprofit located at 16126 S.E. Stark St. in Portland.

Repair Cafés are waste-reducing, money-saving, community-building events imported from Europe that connect people who fix stuff with people who need stuff fixed. Neighborhood volunteers provide free, simple repairs that keep toys, clothes and other household items out of landfills.

At the East County event, local volunteers will tackle:

- Bike repairs (tires, chains, gears, etc.)
- Small appliance repairs (fans, blenders, toasters, etc.)
- Sewing needs (rips, buttons, hems, etc.)
- Electronics repairs (toys, clocks, microwaves, etc.)

Repairs are free, and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

The City's Department of Environmental Services is organizing the event as a way to help residents reduce waste and save money. Shaunna Sutcliffe, the residential and schools program coordinator with the City's Recycling and Solid Waste Program, partnered with The Rosewood Initiative, the City of Portland, and Repair PDX to put on the event.

If it's successful, Sutcliffe hopes neighborhood groups will host more Repair Cafes in Gresham.

"Our mission at the City is to help Gresham residents reduce waste, so Repair Cafés perfectly match our mission," Sutcliffe said. "As a bonus, these events save residents money. And they're fun, bringing neighbors together in a whole new way."

The first Repair Café was held in the Netherlands in 2009 and quickly migrated to the United States. Regular events can now be found in Massachusetts and Minnesota, California and Tennessee. Repair PDX brought the events to Portland in June 2013.

Each Repair Café is unique, depending on the volunteers and their skills and the repair needs of residents. Participants just need to bring a broken item, and some curiosity and patience. Not all repairs are guaranteed. But most residents leave happy, with a working appliance or mended garment, a new acquaintance, and some advice on home repairs.

To volunteer, learn more, or help organize a Repair Café in Gresham, contact Sutcliffe at 503-618-2694 or Shaunna.Sutcliffe@GreshamOregon.gov.

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Workgroup of Future of Public Health Task Force meets August 11
Oregon Health Authority - 08/07/14
August 7, 2014

What: A workgroup of the Task Force on the Future of Public Health will meet to discuss options for implementing the draft straw model of governmental public health services developed by the full task force. Implementation options developed during the workgroup meeting will be brought to the August 20 Task Force meeting for consideration.

When: Monday, August 11, 1-2:30 p.m.

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

Who: This workgroup of Future of Public Health Task Force is composed of four current members of the full task force. The Task Force on the Future of Public Health was created by Oregon HB 2348A to study the regionalization and consolidation of public health services, and the future of public health services in Oregon, to make recommendations for legislation.

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

Details: Space is limited. For more information about the meeting, contact Michael Tynan at 971-673-1282.

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

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Multnomah County Sheriff's Office to conduct "Operation Undercover Crossing" pedestrian safety enforcement mission
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/07/14
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office will commence "Operation Undercover Crossing" on Friday August 8th, from 10:00am until 2:00pm. Friday's operation will take place in the area of 102nd south of Prescott in the community of Maywood. This will be the first of several pedestrian safety enforcement missions conducted by the Sheriff's Office over the rest of the summer.

The focus of this detail is to raise pedestrian safety awareness of drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of pedestrian right of way laws. Both pedestrians and drivers will be observed during this mission.

Approximately 75% of motor vehicle - pedestrian car crashes are due to driver miscalculations when yielding to a pedestrian crossing the street. In 2012, 18 of the state's 61 pedestrian fatalities occurred in Multnomah County and the death toll rose to 61 from 46 pedestrian fatalities in 2011.

According to Oregon law, drivers are required to stop for a pedestrian trying to cross in a crosswalk until the pedestrian reaches the sidewalk, or is at least one lane past the lane where the driver has stopped. Failing to stop or remain stopped for a pedestrian in a crosswalk is a Class B traffic violation punishable by a fine of $260.

Passing a vehicle stopped at a pedestrian crosswalk is also a Class B traffic violation, also punishable by a fine of $260.

Funding from Oregon Walks and the Oregon Department of Transportation has made Operation Undercover Crossing possible.

If you have questions about this mission or would like to ride along with deputies during the event, please contact the MCSO Public Information Officer.
Shuttle for Clackamas County Fair
Canby Area Transit - 08/07/14
During the Clackamas County Fair (Tuesday to Saturday/August 12-16) Canby Area Transit will operate a shuttle between Canby Market Center (near Fred Meyer) and the Clackamas County Fair Grounds.

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


Attached Media Files: Shuttle Schedule , Press Release
VA Deputy Secretary to tour VA facilities in Portland, Oregon (Photo)
Portland VA Medical Center - 08/07/14
VA US Dept. of Vet Affairs Office of Media Relations
VA US Dept. of Vet Affairs Office of Media Relations
http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2014-08/628/76651/thumb_VA_Media_Advisory.jpg
Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson will visit the VA Medical Center in Portland on Friday, August 8 and discuss ongoing efforts to improve Veterans' access to care. Afterwards, he will hold a media availability.

What: Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson will visit the Portland VA Medical Center to meet with leaders, employees and stakeholders.

When: Friday, August 8, 2014
Media Availability to begin at 9:30 a.m.
Media should arrive at 9:00 a.m. for pre-set **

Where: Portland VA Medical Center
3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Rd.
Portland, OR 97239

** Media parking will be along the road on the southwestern part of SW Veterans Hospital Road across the street at the south end of building 101 - before the turn leading to OHSU.

RSVP:
Media interested in attending should RSVP to VAPublicAffairs@va.gov


Contacts:
Dave Bayard - cell (310) 467-5298; Dave.Bayard@va.gov
Daniel Herrigstad - cell (971)-221-4920; Daniel.Herrigstad@va.gov


Attached Media Files: VA US Dept. of Vet Affairs Office of Media Relations
Rowena Fire Daily Update - August 7, 2014 9:00 a.m.
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/07/14
Oregon Department of Forestry
Incident Management Team 1
John Buckman, Incident Commander
Oregon State Fire Marshall Office
Incident Management Green Team
John Ingrao, Incident Commander

Rowena Fire
Daily Morning Information Update
August 7, 2014

Based on infrared imaging, last night the fire grew from approximately 150 acres at about 11:00 a.m. Wednesday to its current size of approximately 2,645 acres. It made a significant run eastward from its point of origin west of Rowena towards The Dalles.

The flaming front was clearly visible to the community and from the Incident Command Post located at Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue's station in The Dalles

Significant work was completed overnight, and dozer constructed containment line now confines the fires eastern edge in a rough line connecting Foley Lakes to 7 Hill Road. Incident Commander John Buckman commented on last night's action: "The integration between OSFM and ODF provided the needed resources to address both the wildland and structural protection components of the incident."

Structural protection
Three structure protection task forces from Washington, Yamhill, and Columbia counties mobilized under the Oregon State Conflagration Act arrived at the fire mid-morning yesterday and were assigned to relieve local firefighting crews in protecting the Level 3 evacuated homes along Highway 30. Those resources did a tremendous job saving homes while battling winds and heavy fire activity throughout the day and evening. It was quickly realized that additional resources were going to be needed so an additional three task forces were brought in from Multnomah, Clackamas, and Marion counties and were assigned to relieve the day shift task forces so that their good work could continue through the night.

During the blow-up yesterday evening, all task forces were immediately deployed to the Seven Mile area to help protect homes in conjunction with the evacuations that were taking place by the Wasco County Sheriff's Office. Approximately 300 structures were protected by the six task forces. Crews are heading back out to the fire line this morning and will continue to evaluate and prioritize the most threatened ones while maintaining awareness of conditions forecasted to be similar to yesterday.

Evacuations
A Level 3 evacuation remains in effect for 275 dwellings as ordered by the Wasco County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the public for their support and cooperation during the evacuations last night.

An evacuation shelter has been set up by the Red Cross at Dry Hollow Elementary School located at 1314 E 19th, The Dalles, OR.

Today's fire strategy
Today, fire control work will focus on reinforcing containment lines on the eastern edge of the fire, securing the northwest end of the fire and continuing structural protection along Highway 30 and other residences.

Public Meeting
A public information meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m., tonight, August 7, at The Dalles/Wahtonka High School located 220 East 10th Street in The Dalles. This meeting is open to all members of the public and media. Fire managers will provide a current status update and be available to address questions and concerns.

Unified Command
The fire is being managed under a unified command between the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office and Oregon Department of Forestry. This Unified Command is working for ODF Central Oregon District, Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area and Mid Columbia Fire & Rescue.


Fire-At-A-Glance
Size: 2,645 acres
Location: The Dalles, OR
Containment: 0%
Cause: Under Investigation
Personnel: 431
Estimated Cost: $937,000
Evacuations and Road Closures: Wasco County Sheriff Evacuation Hotline: 541-506-2792
Closures/Restrictions: Highway 30 between The Dalles Country Club and Rowena
Media Only Contact Phone: 503-793-1993
For More Information: A fire information line is current being set up, the number will be distributed via social media once it is established.
Contact Info:
Media Only Contact Phone: 503-793-1993
Rowena Fire Evacuation Level Updates - August 7, 2014 @ 9:40 a.m.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/07/14
Oregon Department of Forestry
Incident Management Team 1
John Buckman, Incident Commander
Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office
Incident Management Green Team
John Ingrao, Incident Commander

Rowena Fire
August 7, 2014


Level-3
4595 Hwy 30 west to 6464 Hwy 30, including Simonelli Rd, Tooley Terrace, Adeline Way.

Level-1
Murray's Addition, Foley Lakes, residences along Chenowith Loop West. Also Division Street Development residences along Seven mile Road.
Rowena Fire Q&A and Site Tour, August 11, 2014 @ 11 a.m.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/07/14
Oregon Department of Forestry
Incident Management Team 1
John Buckman, Incident Commander
Oregon State Fire Marshall Office
Incident Management Green Team
John Ingrao, Incident Commander

Rowena Fire
August 7, 2014

There will be an opportunity to ask questions about the fire at 11am today, at the Mid Columbia Fire and Rescue Station located at 1400 W 8th Street.

After the meeting credentialed media is invited on a driving tour of the site.
Due to the dynamic nature of wildfires, anyone participating on the tour is required to have full personal protective equipment on including:

Leather boots
Leather gloves
Helmet
Eye Protection
Nomex Pants and Shirt
Fire Shelter

All equipment items are required, no exceptions. This equipment will NOT be provided.

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Rowena Fire Daily Update - Thursday, August 7, 2014 @ 9 a.m.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/07/14
Oregon Department of Forestry
Incident Management Team 1
John Buckman, Incident Commander
Oregon State Fire Marshall Office
Incident Management Green Team
John Ingrao, Incident Commander

Rowena Fire
Daily Morning Information Update
August 7, 2014

Based on infrared imaging, last night the fire grew from approximately 150 acres at about 11:00 a.m. Wednesday to its current size of approximately 2,645 acres. It made a significant run eastward from its point of origin west of Rowena towards The Dalles.

The flaming front was clearly visible to the community and from the Incident Command Post located at Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue's station in The Dalles

Significant work was completed overnight, and dozer constructed containment line now confines the fires eastern edge in a rough line connecting Foley Lakes to 7 Hill Road. Incident Commander John Buckman commented on last night's action: "The integration between OSFM and ODF provided the needed resources to address both the wildland and structural protection components of the incident."

Structural protection
Three structure protection task forces from Washington, Yamhill, and Columbia counties mobilized under the Oregon State Conflagration Act arrived at the fire mid-morning yesterday and were assigned to relieve local firefighting crews in protecting the Level 3 evacuated homes along Highway 30. Those resources did a tremendous job saving homes while battling winds and heavy fire activity throughout the day and evening. It was quickly realized that additional resources were going to be needed so an additional three task forces were brought in from Multnomah, Clackamas, and Marion counties and were assigned to relieve the day shift task forces so that their good work could continue through the night.

During the blow-up yesterday evening, all task forces were immediately deployed to the Seven Mile area to help protect homes in conjunction with the evacuations that were taking place by the Wasco County Sheriff's Office. Approximately 300 structures were protected by the six task forces. Crews are heading back out to the fire line this morning and will continue to evaluate and prioritize the most threatened ones while maintaining awareness of conditions forecasted to be similar to yesterday.

Evacuations
A Level 3 evacuation remains in effect for 275 dwellings as ordered by the Wasco County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the public for their support and cooperation during the evacuations last night.

An evacuation shelter has been set up by the Red Cross at Dry Hollow Elementary School located at 1314 E 19th, The Dalles, OR.

Today's fire strategy
Today, fire control work will focus on reinforcing containment lines on the eastern edge of the fire, securing the northwest end of the fire and continuing structural protection along Highway 30 and other residences.

Public Meeting
A public information meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m., tonight, August 7, at The Dalles/Wahtonka High School located 220 East 10th Street in The Dalles. This meeting is open to all members of the public and media. Fire managers will provide a current status update and be available to address questions and concerns.

Unified Command
The fire is being managed under a unified command between the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office and Oregon Department of Forestry. This Unified Command is working for ODF Central Oregon District, Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area and Mid Columbia Fire & Rescue.


Fire-At-A-Glance
Size: 2,645 acres
Location: The Dalles, OR
Containment: 0%
Cause: Under Investigation
Personnel: 431
Estimated Cost: $937,000
Evacuations and Road Closures: Wasco County Sheriff Evacuation Hotline: 541-506-2792
Closures/Restrictions: Highway 30 between The Dalles Country Club and Rowena
Media Only Contact Phone: 503-793-1993
For More Information: A fire information line is current being set up, the number will be distributed via social media once it is established.
Residents Invited to Participate in the City of Salem Photo Contest
City of Salem - 08/07/14
It's summer time, and time for another City of Salem photo contest. Capture your favorite "Summer in Salem" moments in one of our three categories and share them with us. The categories are: Parks, Neighborhood Celebrations, and Refreshing Waters. This contest is great for photography clubs, amateur photographers, and professional photographers.

Entry is simple; just follow these steps: 1. Email your submissions to photos@cityofsalem.net by August 31, 2014. Include your name and contact information. 2. State the category of your photo submission and provide a brief description of the photo. 3. When we receive your email, we will send you a photo release. Complete the photo release and email it back to us.

Contest Guidelines:
* Photo entries are limited to one entry per category per person.

* Eligible participants either live, work, or play in Salem.

* Photos should be of Salem. In the case of the Refreshing Water category, photos of the North Santiam River are also permitted.

* Photos should be summer themed but do not have to be taken during the month of August 2014.

A team of judges will choose one photo from each category to receive a prize. Winners will be announced on Friday, September 12, 2014.

To see submitted photos during August, check out the City's Facebook pages:
Clean Streams: https://www.facebook.com/CleanStreamsClearChoices;
Neighborhood Services: https://www.facebook.com/SalemNeighborhoods
Parks Volunteers: https://www.facebook.com/pages/City-of-Salem-Parks-Volunteers/374562252160?ref=ts&fref=ts

Category descriptions: Neighborhood Celebrations includes anything from big block parties to backyard BBQs. Let us know how you celebrate summer with your neighbors. Refreshing Waters is our water-themed category. Share how you enjoy spending time on the North Santiam River (the source of Salem's drinking water), the Willamette River, or any of the streams that flow through Salem. Water conservation is also a good topic for this category.
08/06/14
Beaver Complex Fire Update - August 6,2014 @ 9 p.m.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/06/14
Beaver Complex Fire Update
Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2- Chris Cline, Incident Commander
CAL FIRE - Phill Veneris, Incident Commander

Oregon Fire Information number: (541) 488-7726 (New Phone Number)
California Fire Information number: (530) 842-2266
Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.


August 6, 2014
9:00 p.m.

Special Message:
Please note that this will be the last evening update unless conditions change significantly. A morning update will continue to be released.

Current Situation:

Oregon Gulch Fire
Crews have mopped up 100 to 200 feet along much of the western fire perimeter and continue to make significant progress along the rest of the fire. Crews have brought seven miles of hose into the north and northeastern edges of the fire to assist with mop up operations and contingency lines built outside the fire perimeter are being fortified. Crews are facing hazards including snags and poison oak.

Salt Creek Fire
Management of the Salt Creek Fire has transitioned back to the Oregon Department of Forestry's Southwest Oregon District. This will be the last update on this fire.

Weather and Fire Behavior: The weather over the fire area tonight is expected to be slightly cooler under mostly clear skies. Temperatures should range between 47 and 52 degrees with relative humidity between 55 and 65%. Downslope winds of 6 to 9 mph are expected.

Fire Statistics for Salt Creek
Location: 20 miles northwest of Medford, OR
Percent Contained: 95%
Size: 155 acres
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14

Fire Statistics for Oregon Gulch
Location: 15 miles east of Ashland, OR
Percent Contained: 42%
Size: 36,568 acres (9,464 acres in California)
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14

Oregon wildland resources assigned to the complex include: 7 Type 1 crews, 54 Type 2 hand crews, 82 engines, 20 dozers, 28 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

California resources include: 9 dozers, 10 engines, and 4 crews.

Air resources: 12 helicopters.

Total personnel: 1720


Evacuation orders by county:

Jackson County
The evacuation level for residents from the 6,000 block south to the Oregon Border on Copco Road has been reduced from Level 2 Evacuation to Level 1 Evacuation. Access to Copco Road is limited to residents and emergency services only. Residents living along Highway 66 in Jackson County between the 11,000 and 22,000 block are still under a Level 1 Evacuation. This does not impact people living in Keno. Level 1 Evacuation means "BE READY" for potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information.

Klamath County
The Klamath River canyon from John C. Boyle Dam to the California border will change from a Level 2 Evacuation to a Level 1 Evacuation. This includes Topsy Grade Road, Picard Road, and all other normally accessible roads south of Highway 66 east to the Klamath County line in Oregon. Current roadblocks are at Topsy Grade Road and John C. Boyle Dam, south of Highway 66.

Siskiyou County
All evacuations in Siskiyou County have been lifted.

For the complex, 270 homes and 50 outbuildings are threatened; 6 homes were destroyed (3 in Oregon and 3 in California).

Places to get information:

Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - www.swofire.com/
Smoke Information - oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
DEQ - www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - www.facebook.com/JacksonCountySheriff
Inciweb - inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
NWCC - www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx
CAL FIRE Ready, Set, Go - www.readyforwildfire.org/
CAL FIRE - www.fire.ca.gov
Siskiyou County Pollution Control District - tinyurl.com/ljzak8a


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Red Cross Shelter Open for Columbia Gorge Residents Evacuated Due to Wildfire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/06/14
The American Red Cross shelter that was opened at the Mosier Grange early this morning has been moved to a new location to accommodate additional residents who have been evacuated from their homes due to the Rowena wildfire. The new shelter location is Dry Hollow Elementary School, 1314 East 19th Street in The Dalles, OR 97058.
Hilhi Students Participate in Prestigious IB World Conference (Photo)
Hillsboro Sch. Dist. - 08/06/14
Alexa Pupillo (left) and Alicia De Jesus Hernandez (right) joined students from around the world to discuss issues of global significance at the recent IB World Student Conferences.
Alexa Pupillo (left) and Alicia De Jesus Hernandez (right) joined students from around the world to discuss issues of global significance at the recent IB World Student Conferences.
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August 7, 2014 - Rising Hilhi seniors Alicia De Jesus Hernandez and Alexa Pupillo were selected to attend International Baccalaureate (IB) World Student Conferences this summer.

First hosted in Oregon at Oregon State University in the summer of 2010, IB World Student Conferences are now held every summer in three different locations around the globe. This year's locations were Brisbane, Australia, at the University of Queensland (July 6-12); Montréal, Canada, at McGill University (July 20-26); and Bath, United Kingdom, at the University of Bath (July 27-August 2).

The conferences bring together IB students from around the world to collaborate in the development of innovative solutions to global issues. Students hear from inspiring speakers, engage in thoughtful inquiry focused on the conference theme in small sessions, and participate in excursions and recreational activities.

"This is an amazing opportunity for students," shared Sil Scott, IB Coordinator at Hilhi. "IB is unique in that it provides students with an international experience and way of thinking that extends beyond immediate community."

Alicia attended the conference in Australia, where the students took part in plenary sessions, heard from high-profile thought leaders, worked in teams to build their understanding of the many benefits and challenges related to empowering diversity, and explored how they can make a positive impact in their own communities.

Alexa attended the conference in Canada, which encouraged deep reflection on some of today's most pressing human rights issues and provided the participants an opportunity to discuss and develop new approaches for addressing human rights violations. Themes included the rights of indigenous peoples and children, and how technologies can be used to advance human rights actions.

"We are extremely proud of these two students as they have shown the ability to take a risk and explore new opportunities for learning," noted Hilhi Principal Arturo Lomeli. "For these students to apply and be accepted along with students from around the world is a testament to their courage and commitment to new experiences, the benefits of which will last far beyond the conference week."

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Hilhi is the only high school in the Hillsboro School District offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma program. The program was created in 1968 as a demanding pre-university course of study that prepares students for culminating examinations. Designed for juniors and seniors, the program has earned a reputation for rigorous assessment, giving IB diploma holders access to the world's leading universities and preparing Hilhi students for success at the college level and beyond. Hilhi has offered the IB Diploma program since 2001 and encourages all students to take one or more qualifying classes.


Attached Media Files: 2014-08/107/76640/media_release_Hilhi_students_at_IB_world_conference_080714.pdf , Alexa Pupillo (left) and Alicia De Jesus Hernandez (right) joined students from around the world to discuss issues of global significance at the recent IB World Student Conferences.
Health advisory issued for water contact at Seal Rock State Park Beach
Oregon Health Authority - 08/06/14
August 6, 2014

Health advisory issued for water contact at Seal Rock State Park Beach

A public health advisory is being issued today due to higher-than-normal levels of bacteria in ocean waters at Seal Rock Beach, located in Lincoln County.

Water samples indicate higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria, which can result in diarrhea, stomach cramps, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections and other illnesses. Direct contact with the surf or water running into the surf in this area should be avoided until the advisory is lifted, especially for children and the elderly, who may be more vulnerable to waterborne bacteria.

Increased pathogen and fecal bacteria levels in ocean waters can come from both shore and inland sources, such as stormwater runoff, sewer overflows, failing septic systems, and animal waste from livestock, pets and wildlife.

While this advisory is in effect at Seal Rock Beach, visitors should avoid wading in nearby creeks, pools of water on the beach, or in discolored water, and stay clear of water runoff flowing into the ocean. Even if there is no advisory in effect, officials recommend avoiding swimming in the ocean within 48 hours after a rainstorm.

The status of water contact advisories at beaches is subject to change. For the most recent information on advisories, visit the Oregon Beach Monitoring Program website at www.healthoregon.org/beach or call 971-673-0400, or 877-290-6767 (toll-free).

Although state officials advise against water contact, they continue to encourage other recreational activities (flying kites, picnicking, playing on the beach, walking, etc.) on these beaches because they pose no health risk even during an advisory. Neighboring beaches are not affected by this advisory.

Since 2003, state officials have used a federal Environmental Protection Agency grant to monitor popular Oregon beaches and make timely reports to the public about elevated levels of fecal bacteria. Oregon state organizations participating in this program are the Oregon Public Health Division, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

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Jennifer Huston Missing Person Case Release#10
Newberg-Dundee Police Dept. - 08/06/14
As you know, members of the Newberg-Dundee Police Department have been working to find Jennifer Janelle Huston of Dundee, after she was reported missing on Friday, July 25th 2014. Today it was confirmed by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office that the female found in rural Sheridan, Oregon was that of Jennifer Huston. The listed cause of death is asphyxiation. The manner of death is listed as suicide. The results of toxicology are not available at this time.

NDPD Detectives have not been able to establish any connection to the property owners where the vehicle was discovered, and Jennifer Huston. There was no evidence of a crash or damage to her vehicle and the fuel gauge was registering as full. Jennifer's body was found outside and approximately 40 yards from her vehicle.

NDPD Detectives and crime scene technicians from the Oregon State Police located the empty box of the sleeping aids that were purchased at the Rite Aid pharmacy, and a gas receipt from the Circle Kay gas station in Newberg. Inside the vehicle Detectives found a note addressed to members of Jennifer's family. Jennifer's purse and personal effects to include her cell phone, were also located in the vehicle. The cell phone was analyzed by our computer forensic detectives. There were no indications of nefarious actives.

Based on the totality of the evidence, detectives and the medical examiner have concluded that Jennifer had been deceased fairly close to the time she was reported missing.

The Hillside Church has offered to accept any notes, cards, and flowers on behalf of the Huston family. Please contact Pastor Zach Elliott at, zach@beinghillside.com to make arrangements for gifts or other contributions

The family has asked me to share their gratitude toward the media with their help and professionalism during this tragic event. However, in light of these findings they have expressed they do not want any media contact. We respectfully ask that media honor their request.

However, the family has also asked us to release the following statement:
Our hearts ache today.
We have lost our first born child. We have lost a wife and a mother.
We don't know what lead Jennifer to this dark place and to this end and perhaps never will understand this.
We are incredibly thankful to family, friends, community and media for their searching, supporting and getting the information out that lead to locating Jennifer's car and finding Jennifer.
Additionally, we are grateful for the support of those who took the time share their words of encouragement and prayers on FaceBook and helped fund the extensive search efforts.
This community really came together to support this effort as so many could relate to a mother of two small children and a husband desperately looking for his wife.
We also appreciate all the efforts of the Newberg-Dundee Police Department with support from other law enforcement agencies, on our behalf to find Jennifer.
Lastly I'd like to thank the media for the viral coverage to get the message out of our search for Jennifer. We appreciated the sensitivity to our desperate search for her.
At this time we are respectfully ask for privacy from the media for Kallen, the boys and our extended family and friends.
The family will be holding a Celebration of Life at a yet to be determined date, time and location. We will post this on the "Find Jennifer Huston" FaceBook page when arrangements have been finalized.
The City of Newberg will also post this information on their website and FaceBook page.

Bill & Deborah Turner
Rowena Fire Update from the Wasco County Sheriff
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/06/14
Management of the Rowena Fire is now being conducted by a Unified Command between Oregon Department of Forestry and the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office. The Incident Command post has been set up at Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue, 1400 West 8th Street, The Dalles, OR.

Highway 30 is now closed between The Dalles Country Club and Rowena; however, the closure could expand as the fire progresses. Citizens are asked to keep away from the area in order to avoid interfering with firefighting operations.

Currently, there are approximately 275 structures threatened by the fire's spread. A Level III (Go) evacuation notice has been issued for seventy five residences located between the 5500 block of Highway 30 west to the 6200 block of Highway 30. Approximately 200 residences located between the 4800 block of Highway 30 (Exit 82) west to the 5500 block of Highway 30, including Murray's Addition, Foley Lakes, Simonelli Road, Tooley Terrace and Adeline Way have been placed on a Level I (Get Ready) evacuation notice. Evacuation notices are being conducted by Wasco County Sheriff's Office staff and via the Citizen Alert emergency notification program. Please register for Citizen Alert at www.co.wasco.or.us.

The American Red Cross has opened a shelter for residents displaced by the fire, located at the Mosier Grange, 900 4th Street, Mosier. For information related to the shelter, please contact the American Red Cross at 888-680-1455 or follow @redcrosscascade on Twitter. Home at Last, 541-296-5189, is offering sheltering services for dogs and cats if owners have no other options for their pets. Livestock sheltering is being coordinated by Nan Wimmers, 541-993-5510.

Please refer to the official Rowena Fire Facebook page at "Rowena Fire Oregon - 2014" and Twitter feed @rowenafire2014 for current fire information. Questions can be directed to rowenafire@gmail.com.

For current road closures and evacuation notices, call the
Wasco County Sheriff's Office Rowena Fire hotline at 541-506-2792.
Photo/Video Release: Oregon Army National Guard assists with state's fire fighting efforts (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 08/06/14
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An Oregon Army National Guard CH-47D Chinook helicopter awaits launch instructions at a helibase at the Beaver Complex Fire, near the Oregon-California border, Aug. 4. As part of the overall fire suppression efforts, the Oregon Army National Guard has provided two CH-47 Chinook helicopters and two HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters to assist local authorities with fighting the wildfires. Photo by Spc. Alisha Grezlik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.

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An Oregon Army National Guard HH-60M Blackhawk helicopter refuels at a helibase near the Beaver Complex Fire, near the Oregon-California border, Aug. 4. As part of the overall fire suppression efforts, the Oregon Army National Guard has provided two CH-47 Chinook helicopters and two HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters to assist local authorities with fighting the wildfires. Photo by Spc. Alisha Grezlik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.

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Fires burn near Ashland, Ore., in this aerial view of the Oregon Gulch fire, Aug. 5. As part of the overall fire suppression efforts, the Oregon Army National Guard has provided two CH-47 Chinook helicopters and two HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters to assist local authorities with fighting the wildfires. Photo by Spc. Alisha Grezlik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.

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An Oregon Army National Guard CH-47D Chinook helicopter drops water on a portion of the Oregon Gulch fire, near Ashland, Ore., Aug. 5. The "Bambi" bucket used on the Chinook helicopters can carry 2,000 gallons of water with a cable length of 120 feet. As part of the overall fire suppression efforts, the Oregon Army National Guard has provided two CH-47 Chinook helicopters and two HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters to assist local authorities with fighting the wildfires. Photo by Spc. Alisha Grezlik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.

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Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber briefs Oregon Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Daniel Hokanson, Adjutant General, Oregon, emergency managers and other fire managers at a fire camp near Ashland, Ore., Aug. 5. The Oregon Army National Guard is supporting firefighting efforts for the Oregon Gulch fire in the area. The Governor thanked all the workers, highlighting how important it is for Oregonians to be aware of the ongoing fire season. Fire managers have said this is the worst fire season to date. As part of the overall fire suppression efforts, the Oregon Army National Guard has provided two CH-47 Chinook helicopters and two HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters to assist local authorities with fighting the wildfires. Photo by Spc. Alisha Grezlik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.

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An Oregon Army National Guard CH-47D Chinook helicopter picks up a load of water from a river while assisting with the Oregon Gulch fire, near Ashland, Ore., Aug. 5. The "Bambi" bucket used on the Chinook helicopters can carry 2,000 gallons of water with a cable length of 120 feet. As part of the overall fire suppression efforts, the Oregon Army National Guard has provided two CH-47 Chinook helicopters and two HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters to assist local authorities with fighting the wildfires. Photo by Spc. Alisha Grezlik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.


To see and download video b-roll of the Oregon Army National Guard's firefighting support, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQiyDSSBLV0&feature=youtu.be

To see and download more photos from our Flickr page, visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/oregonmildep/sets/72157645435953557/


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Crowded Tillamook State Forest campgrounds: "Pack it in, pack it out" and updates (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/06/14
Tillamook State Forest in the Oregon Coast Range
Tillamook State Forest in the Oregon Coast Range
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With this coming weekend's forecast calling for continued hot and dry weather in the Willamette Valley, many travel to the Tillamook State Forest for camping, recreation, and to cool off or relax by the river. Tillamook State Forest campgrounds continue to fill up by Thursday night, and day-use and river access areas will likely overflow through the weekend.

If you visit the Tillamook State Forest, help spread the word to practice "Pack It In, Pack It Out." This means if you carry it in, you should carry it out. This includes trash, personal items, and any food or drink. The hot weather and heavy public use has filled dumpsters and recycling bins past capacity. We're all in this together, and want to keep trailheads and riverbanks clean for everyone.

Fireworks of any kind are also not allowed in the Tillamook State Forest during fire season.

ODF will post Tillamook State Forest campground updates to its Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry) and also tweet the latest on Friday. Follow to stay current.

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Attached Media Files: Tillamook State Forest in the Oregon Coast Range
Police Seek Help from Witnesses to Auto/Pedestrian Crash in Milwaukie (Photo)
Milwaukie Police Dept. - 08/06/14
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Police Seek Help from Witnesses to Auto/Pedestrian Crash in Milwaukie.

On 08-05-14 at about 3:14 p.m. Milwaukie Police responded to a serious injury, auto versus pedestrian crash near the intersection of SE McLoughlin Blvd. and SE River Road.

25-year-old Kelsey Alexis Zionskowski of Milwaukie was struck by a vehicle travelling southbound on SE McLoughlin Blvd. She was transported by ambulance to OHSU where she is listed in critical condition. Details surrounding the crash are still being investigated.

The driver involved in the crash remained on-scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

Police are asking anyone that witnessed the crash (anyone not already contacted at the scene), to contact the Milwaukie Police Department at 503-786-7500.


Attached Media Files: SE McLoughlin Blvd at River Road
Firefighters Depart From Gresham To Fight Dalles Wildfire
City of Gresham - 08/06/14
MEDIA ADVISORY

GRESHAM, Ore. - Media representatives can capture the departure of 20 Multnomah County firefighters at 3:30 p.m. today from Gresham Fire Station 74, 192nd and Halsey to fight the Rowena Fire burning in the Columbia River Gorge.

The Gresham Fire Department is sending one city engine with four firefighters to the Rowena Fire, which has burned about 200 acres and threatens an estimated 70 homes. The Multnomah County Fire Defense Board, made up of all the fire departments and fire districts in the county, are deploying the task force.

The total number of firefighters deployed this afternoon is 20, according to Gresham Fire Division Chief Scott Lewis, the current Fire Defense Board Chief for Multnomah County, and the official who made the assignments.

Scott reports that the deployment includes one Gresham engine, one Port of Portland engine, two City of Portland engines, one water tender from Corbett Fire District, and a task force leader from Portland Fire.

The task force is assembling at Gresham Fire Station 74, 192nd and Halsey, at 3:00 p.m. today for a 3:30 departure. Their first destination is the staging area at the Wahtonka High School on 10th street in The Dalles.

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Lebanon Cooking Fire Causes Severe Burns
Lebanon Fire Dist. - 08/06/14
Shortly after 10:30 pm last night Lebanon Fire District was dispatched to the 600 block of Tangent Street for a medical problem. Upon arrival, crews found a residence full of smoke and a victim laying on the floor near the front door. The fire had self extinguished prior to the arrival of firefighters and EMT's. The 65 year old female victim had suffered severe burns after trying to extinguish a cooking fire. The victim had fallen asleep while leaving a pan on the stove and was awoken by her smoke alarms. When she went to the kitchen to investigate she found the burning pan on the stove and attempted to move it to the sink when her clothing was ignited during the process. The victim was transported to Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital by LFD crews and later flown to the burn center at Emanuel Hospital in Portland by REACH 8 helicopter.

LFD would like to remind everyone that a pot burning on the stove should never be picked up. The best way to extinguish this type of fire is to smother it by sliding the lid of the pot or a cookie sheet onto the top of the pot from the side and then turning off the heat source and then calling your local fire department. Water, baking soda, baking powder, or any other substance should never be introduced to the pot.

Further inquiries for information about the patient should be directed to Legacy Emanuel Hospital.

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Oregon.gov Advisory Board Hosts Quarterly Meeting
State of Oregon - 08/06/14
Oregon Department of Administrative Services
155 Cottage Street NE, U20
Salem, Oregon 97301-3966

News Advisory
August 6, 2014

Oregon.gov Advisory Board Hosts Quarterly Meeting

Salem, Oregon-The Electronic Government Portal Advisory Board will meet at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13. The meeting will take place in the Tillamook Room of the Department of Forestry, 2600 State St Bldg. C, Salem, Oregon. The meeting is open to the public.

The legislature established the advisory board with enactment of ORS 182.126-132. The board will advise the Department of Administrative Services on key decisions and strategic choices about how DAS manages and operates the state's web portal services.

The Oregon.gov portal is the connection point for citizens to access state agency services and information on the Internet. "Web portal services" means providing the hosting, content management, electronic commerce, public collaboration and application development needed to operate and maintain Oregon.gov and make payments on the web.

With the board's advice, DAS aims to make the Oregon.gov portal and its operation as effective as it can be for citizens' interface with state government.

The agenda and handouts will be posted on the advisory boards' website, seven days prior to meeting. (http://www.oregon.gov/epab/Pages/agenda_minutes_handouts.aspx)

What: Meeting of the Electronic Government Portal Advisory Board.

When: Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, 9:00am - 11:30am.

Where: Department of Forestry
Tillamook Conference Room
2600 State St., Bldg. C
Salem, Oregon 97310

Who: Members of the Electronic Government Portal Advisory Board
Lebanon Restaurant Fire Causes Minor Damage.
Lebanon Fire Dist. - 08/06/14
Shortly before 5:00 a.m. this morning Lebanon Fire personnel responded to a possible building fire at 40 W. Sherman Street, Kevin's Cafe. Fire personnel found that a grease fire had started on the griddle and spread up the wall. The kitchen hood fire suppression system had activated and extinguished the main body of fire and the cook had used a hand held extinguisher to extinguish any remaining fire. Damage was estimated at $3000. There were no injuries reported.
Oregon State Library Board Meeting Press Release & Agenda, August 15, 2014
Oregon State Library - 08/06/14
The Oregon State Library Board of Trustees will meet at the Driftwood Public Library in Lincoln City, OR on August 15, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Aletha Bonebrake of Baker City will chair the meeting.

The focus of the Board meeting is strategic planning. There will be an open forum at 12:30 p.m. Anyone may address the Board on any topic at the open forum.

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

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OREGON STATE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
August 15, 2014
Driftwood Public Library
Lincoln City, OR
Aletha Bonebrake, Chair


Agenda

9:00 a.m. Approval of the Minutes of the June 20, 2014 Meeting Bonebrake

9:05 Introductions

9:15 Major Themes Corragio Group

10:00 Developing a Vision Corragio Group

11:00 Break

11:15 Creating Our Mission Statement Corragio Group

12:15 p.m. Working Lunch

12:30 Open Forum** Bonebrake

1:15 Defining our Role of Value Corragio Group

2:15 Break

2:30 Defining our Desired Reputation Corragio Group

3:30 Review day and close session Corragio Group

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

NOTE: The times of all agenda items are approximate and subject to change.
Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office Accepting Reserve Deputy Applications
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/06/14
The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for Reserve Deputies now thru Oct 1st, 2014.

Applicants for the volunteer positions must be at least 21 years old; have a valid driverâ?,?(TM)s license, high school diploma or G.E.D.; pass a physical agility test and an in-depth background investiga-tion.

Applicants who pass the background investigation will be required to participate in the Reserve Academy, which will start in January 2015. Those who pass the Reserve Academy must donate a minimum of 16 hours a month assisting Sheriff's Deputies in their day-to-day duties and attend bimonthly training.

Applications are available at the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office in the Hall of Justice on week-days between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, contact Deputy Jordan Spencer at 577-3092 or log on to the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office website http://www.co.cowlitz.wa.us/sheriff. Completed applications will be processed on a first come first serve basis.
Marion County Sheriff's Office Joins the Project Lifesaver Team. (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/06/14
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The Marion County Sheriff's Office is excited to announce its partnership with Project Lifesaver International ("PLI"), a non-profit agency that bridges the technological gap for medically "at risk" populations and public safety agencies. PLI provides deputies, fire/rescue and other first responders with equipment and training to quickly locate and rescue individuals with cognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, Autism, and Down syndrome, who are at constant risk to wander.

Project Lifesaver has over 1,300 participating agencies throughout 47 states in the U.S., Canada, and Australia, and has performed 2,869 searches over the last 15 years with no serious injuries or fatalities ever reported.

Eligible individuals who are enrolled in PLI wear a small personal transmitter around the wrist or ankle that emits an individualized tracking signal. If an enrolled client goes missing, the caregiver notifies the Sheriff's Office, and a trained emergency team responds to the wanderer's area. Recovery times for PLI clients average 30 minutes -- 95% less time than standard operations.

There is a fee associated with Project Lifesaver, including a $95.00 startup cost and an ongoing $25.00 per month fee for battery replacements. Once signed up, a PLI trained deputy will meet with the client and caregiver to deliver the equipment.

Project Lifesaver is a fantastic tool that can aid law enforcement in returning participating "at risk" individual to their loved ones. For additional information on PLI and how to get started you can call 503-588-7981 or visit www.projectlifesaver.org.


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Beaver Complex Fire Update
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/06/14
Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2- Chris Cline, Incident Commander
Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office Blue Team - Scott Magers, Incident Commander
CAL FIRE - Phill Veneris, Incident Commander

Oregon Fire Information number: (541) 488-7726 (New Phone Number)
California Fire Information number: (530) 842-2266
Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

August 6, 2014
12:00 p.m.

Special Message:
Governor John Kitzhaber visited the Oregon Gulch fire camp today and extended his appreciation for the efforts in extinguishing the Beaver Complex fires. The Governor encourages all Oregonians to be vigilant in preventing wildfires during this exceptionally active fire season. The slightest spark from a car idling over dry grass or a tossed cigarette can lead to disastrous results.

Current Situation:
Oregon Gulch Fire
The fire is now 100% lined and is 35% contained. Crews will be working today to continue to strengthen fire lines and mop up hot spots.

All structural task forces assigned to the fire have been released. The Oregon State Fire Marshal's Incident Management Blue Team will be demobilizing tomorrow.

Salt Creek Fire
Fire personnel working on the Salt Creek Fire are working today to continue to mop up the fire.

Weather and Fire Behavior: Weather today will be mostly sunny and a few degrees warmer than yesterday as a ridge of high pressure builds over the area. Temperatures are expected to be between 85 and 90 degrees with relative humidity between 18 and 23%.

Fire Statistics for Salt Creek
Location: 20 miles northwest of Medford, OR
Percent Contained: 95%
Size: 155 acres
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14

Fire Statistics for Oregon Gulch
Location: 15 miles east of Ashland, OR
Percent Contained: 35%
Size: 36,568 acres (9,464 acres in California)
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14

Oregon wildland resources assigned to the complex include: 7 Type 1 crews, 54 Type 2 hand crews, 82 engines, 20 dozers, 28 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

California resources include: 9 dozers, 10 engines, and 4 crews.

Air resources: 12 helicopters.

Total personnel: 1720

Evacuation orders by county:

Jackson County
Addresses from the 6,000 block on Copco Road and south to the Oregon border have been reduced from Level 3 Evacuation to Level 2 Evacuation. Level 2 Evacuation means "BE SET" to evacuate. You must be prepared to leave at a moment's notice. This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area. Residents choosing to remain should be ready to evacuate at a moment's notice. Copco Road from the junction with Highway 66 is closed to public traffic.

Klamath County
The Klamath River canyon from John C. Boyle Dam to the California border will change from a Level 3 Evacuation to a Level 2 Evacuation. This includes Topsy Grade Road, Picard Road, and all other normally accessible roads south of Highway 66 east to the Klamath County line in Oregon. Current roadblocks are at Topsy Grade Road and John C. Boyle Dam, south of Highway 66.

Siskiyou County
All evacuations in Siskiyou County have been lifted.

For the complex, 270 homes and 50 outbuildings are threatened; 6 homes were destroyed.

Places to get information:

Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - www.swofire.com/
Smoke Information - oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
DEQ - www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - www.facebook.com/JacksonCountySheriff
Inciweb - inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
NWCC - www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx
CAL FIRE Ready, Set, Go - www.readyforwildfire.org/
CAL FIRE - www.fire.ca.gov
Siskiyou County Pollution Control District - tinyurl.com/ljzak8a
Free Shredding Event
Beaverton Police Department - 08/06/14
The Beaverton Police Department will be offering an opportunity for you to safely recycle documents containing personal information on Saturday, August 9, 2014. This event will be held at Tektronix 13975 SW Karl Braun Dr. Beaverton, Oregon from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Identity theft and fraud crimes continue to be of great concern for all of us. The City of Beaverton would like to help you avoid becoming a victim of identity theft and fraud, by keeping your personal information away from the hands of identity thieves. One of the methods identity thieves use to steal your information is combing through recycling and garbage for sensitive information that has been thrown away.

For this reason, the Beaverton Police Department recommends and encourages citizens to use a shredder (preferably cross-cut) for sensitive documents, such as credit card statements, financial statements, pre-approved credit card offers, old IRS tax forms, bank checks, household bills, and other documents that may contain sensitive information.

Cintas Document Management will be on site with two commercial-sized shredding trucks for this event. Items no larger than staples and paper clips may be attached to the papers. Because of the popularity of this event each vehicle will only be allowed TWO BANKER STYLE BOXES.

This event is not for business documents. It is for personal documents only that contain personal information that if thrown out could lead to identity theft.

Service will be on a first come, first served basis and limited to the capacity of the commercial-sized shredding trucks from Cintas. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause should the capacity be reached.

Participants are encouraged to donate canned food to the Oregon Food Bank at the shredding event. We cannot accept any cash donation for the Oregon Food Bank.
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Attached Media Files: Press Release
Portland Fire & Rescue responding to gas leak
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/06/14
Firefighters are responding to a gas leak in the vicinity of 3774 NW Devoto Ln. Traffic will be blocked off in that area. Initial reports are that a construction crew severed the line.
Beaver Complex update - Aug. 6, noon
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/06/14
Beaver Complex Fire Update

Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2- Chris Cline, Incident Commander
Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office Blue Team - Scott Magers, Incident Commander
CAL FIRE - Phill Veneris, Incident Commander

Oregon Fire Information number: (541) 488-7726 (New Phone Number)
California Fire Information number: (530) 842-2266
Hours of operation: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

August 6, 2014
12 p.m.

Special Message:
Governor John Kitzhaber visited the Oregon Gulch fire camp today and extended his appreciation for the efforts in extinguishing the Beaver Complex fires. The Governor encourages all Oregonians to be vigilant in preventing wildfires during this exceptionally active fire season. The slightest spark from a car idling over dry grass or a tossed cigarette can lead to disastrous results.

Current Situation:

Oregon Gulch Fire
The fire is now 100% lined and is 35% contained. Crews will be working today to continue to strengthen fire lines and mop up hot spots.

All structural task forces assigned to the fire have been released. The Oregon State Fire Marshal's Incident Management Blue Team will be demobilizing tomorrow.

Salt Creek Fire
Fire personnel working on the Salt Creek Fire are working today to continue to mop up the fire.

Weather and Fire Behavior: Weather today will be mostly sunny and a few degrees warmer than yesterday as a ridge of high pressure builds over the area. Temperatures are expected to be between 85 and 90 degrees with relative humidity between 18 and 23%.

Fire Statistics for Salt Creek
Location: 20 miles northwest of Medford, OR
Percent Contained: 95%
Size: 155 acres
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14

Fire Statistics for Oregon Gulch
Location: 15 miles east of Ashland, OR Percent Contained: 35%
Size: 36,568 acres (9,464 acres in California) Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14


Oregon wildland resources assigned to the complex include: 7 Type 1 hand crews, 54 Type 2 hand crews, 82 fire engines, 20 bulldozers, 28 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

California resources include: 9 bulldozers, 10 fire engines, and 4 hand crews.

Air resources: 12 helicopters.

Total personnel: 1,720

Evacuation orders by county:

Jackson County
Addresses from the 6,000 block on Copco Road and south to the Oregon border have been reduced from Level 3 Evacuation to Level 2 Evacuation. Level 2 Evacuation means "BE SET" to evacuate. You must be prepared to leave at a moment's notice. This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area. Residents choosing to remain should be ready to evacuate at a moment's notice. Copco Road from the junction with Highway 66 is closed to public traffic.

Klamath County
The Klamath River canyon from John C. Boyle Dam to the California border will change from a Level 3 Evacuation to a Level 2 Evacuation. This includes Topsy Grade Road, Picard Road, and all other normally accessible roads south of Highway 66 east to the Klamath County line in Oregon. Current roadblocks are at Topsy Grade Road and John C. Boyle Dam, south of Highway 66.

Siskiyou County
All evacuations in Siskiyou County have been lifted.

For the complex, 270 homes and 50 outbuildings are threatened; 6 homes were destroyed.

Places to get information:

Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - www.swofire.com/
Smoke Information - oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
DEQ - www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - www.facebook.com/JacksonCountySheriff
Inciweb - inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
NWCC - www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx
CAL FIRE Ready, Set, Go - www.readyforwildfire.org/
CAL FIRE - www.fire.ca.gov
Siskiyou County Pollution Control District - tinyurl.com/ljzak8a
Oregon State Athletic Commission Seeking Ringside Physician Candidates
Oregon State Police - 08/06/14
The Oregon State Athletic Commission is conducting a statewide recruitment for interested, qualified candidates to serve as Ringside Physicians. The recruitment will close September 15, 2014.

The Oregon State Athletic Commission (OSAC) is charged with regulating professional boxing, mixed martial arts and entertainment wrestling in the State of Oregon. The Commission is comprised of five volunteer members and an Executive Director responsible for the program's administration. The Commission has a Medical Advisory Committee that recommends Ringside Physician applications under consideration.

Ringside Physicians must meet the following minimum qualifications, must be approved by the Medical Advisory Committee and consent to and pass a background investigation:

* Must be a medical doctor or osteopath licensed in the State of Oregon;
* Must be familiar with or willing to learn the physical standards for licensing boxers and mixed martial arts contestants as outlined in Oregon Administrative Rule 230 Section 20 and Oregon Revised Statute 463;
* Must be willing to provide pre and post-fight medical exams prior to and during events; and
* Must be willing to travel to and attend events on weekends when able.

Ringside Physicians receive payment for their services at OSAC sanctioned events. Interested persons should contact Sgt. Jeff Lewis of the Oregon State Athletic Commission, at (503) 378-3578, or email at jeffrey.lewis@state.or.us.

More information is available on the OSAC Commission website at:
http://www.oregon.gov/osp/GAMING/pages/b_w_welcome.aspx

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Gresham guarantees 66-day industrial application review
City of Gresham - 08/06/14
GRESHAM, Ore. - The City of Gresham now guarantees a 66-day application process for industrial projects - a move that nearly cuts by half the state-mandated review time for developers and site selectors. Based on a survey of Oregon's largest cities, and land use and planning agencies, Gresham is believed to be the first city in Oregon to guarantee, in its own code, a shortened turnaround time for industrial application review and approval.

The industrial development code change was approved by the Gresham City Council in July, and takes effect Aug. 14. It is part of a two-year, Council-driven initiative to ensure that Gresham is one of the most competitive communities in which to do business in the Portland metropolitan region.

"We are patently focused on attracting and growing good jobs in our community. This is one concrete way the City can demonstrate our commitment to attracting industrial businesses to Gresham," Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis said. "We want to be a partner - not an impediment - to industrial development in our community; this change both enables us to be competitive and codifies our ability to meet the expectations of industrial businesses."

Under the new code, developers who want to build or renovate an industrial site in Gresham now have a stopwatch stitched into the application process. In Gresham, and some other cities, that process starts with a pre-application meeting. Once that meeting is scheduled, developers are now guaranteed - right in the rule book - by the City of Gresham that their application will be approved or denied in 66 days or less. That's a fraction of the current average industrial application review and approval time for the City, and a fraction of the state-mandated, 120-day process.

Shannon Stadey, acting director of Economic Development Services for the City, said the new code is aimed at boosting Gresham's strong industrial base.

Manufacturing, distribution, clean technology and professional service companies are the biggest employers in Gresham, where everything from medical equipment to microchips are made and where coffee, canned goods and airplane parts are shipped around the world. Millions of bank checks are processed each year in Gresham, along with thousands of jars of fruit jellies, preserves, syrups and sauces. According to the State of Oregon Employment Department, traded sector businesses in Gresham employ about 11,500 people. Boeing, US Bank, ON Semiconductor, Microchip Technology, Staples, Frito-Lay, Boyd Coffee Co., Pella Vinyl and Cascade Corporation are among the biggest employers in Gresham, Oregon's fourth-largest city.

"Industry is strong in Gresham, and we're hungry to grow the traded sector base," Stadey said. "We're open for business, and committed to being competitive. We're working hard to attract and grow companies, and contribute to regional economic growth."

As part of the City's competitiveness initiative, Gresham has streamlined and clarified its land use regulations and stepped up its targeted outreach to site selectors, including launching an economic development mobile app, GO Gresham.

For more than a decade, Gresham has assigned a "rapid response team" to industrial companies to help them expand and relocate on time and on budget. The team continues to partner with companies long after the project is complete, assisting with ongoing issues such as workforce training.

"As an industrial real estate brokerage practitioner, I can say that the City of Gresham is not just 'open for business,' it helps businesses thrive long after they've walked in the door," said Stuart Skaug, vice president of industrial properties for CBRE, Inc. in Portland. "The City's approach to industrial business attraction and retention is a great asset to economic development in the Portland metro region. The code change is just the latest example of their daily engagement on these issues."

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Candidates Sought to Fill Vacancies on Oregon State Athletic Commission Medical Advisory Committee
Oregon State Police - 08/06/14
A statewide recruitment is being conducted for interested, qualified candidates to serve as volunteers with the Oregon State Athletic Commission Medical Advisory Committee. The recruitment will close September 15, 2014.

The Oregon State Athletic Commission (OSAC) is charged with regulating professional boxing, mixed martial arts and entertainment wrestling in the State of Oregon. The commission is comprised of five volunteer members and an Executive Director responsible for the program's administration.

The commission has a Medical Advisory Committee comprised of five individuals serving a four-year term that is appointed by the Superintendent of the Oregon State Police.

Members of the Medical Advisory Committee must be a physician licensed in the State of Oregon. A physician is defined as any person who holds a degree of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy under ORS 677.010. Committee members will attend both regular and irregular public meetings generally held in Salem and/or by teleconference. Travel and per diem expenses associated with the volunteer duties of this position are covered for committee members.

Duties of the Medical Advisory Committee include gathering, assessing and updating medical data for the purpose of recommending to the commission:

1. Fitness criteria for pre-fight medical examinations;
2. Medical procedures and substances allowed for use in the contestants corner;
3. Emergency procedures for ring injuries; and
4. Safety equipment required to promote the best interests of contestants.
5. Periodically the Committee will identify and nominate for approval by the commission a sufficient number of qualified licensed physicians to serve as ringside physicians for boxing and mixed martial arts events held throughout the State of Oregon.

Interested persons should contact Sgt. Jeff Lewis of the Oregon State Athletic Commission, at (503) 378-3578, or email at jeffrey.lewis@state.or.us.

More information is available on the Commission website at OSAC Commission website:
http://www.oregon.gov/osp/GAMING/pages/b_w_welcome.aspx

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Linn County Sheriff's Office National Night Out
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 08/06/14
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports he and his staff attended Seventeen National Night Out events throughout Rural Linn County last night. They were able to dedicate quality time, interacting with attendees at each event. Approximately 600 people participated throughout the county from Idanha, Shedd, Lyons, Gates, Mill City, Crabtree, Millersburg, and rural Sweet Home, Lebanon and Albany areas.

It was obvious that members of the neighborhoods within these communities were coming together to strengthen their relationships, while discussing opportunities to build upon their crime prevention efforts. Many discussed building on the momentum gained yesterday by planning future activities. The Sheriff's Office is already auditing feedback in preparation for next year's National Night Out.

National Night Out has proven to be a great tool to help build neighborhoods from which the participants work together to observe suspicious activities and report them. The goal is to ultimately reduce crime in their neighborhoods.

Sheriff Riley said "National Night Out was a huge success and I would like to thank all who participated in this important event."
Jennifer Huston Missing Person Case Release #9
Newberg-Dundee Police Dept. - 08/06/14
Members of The Newberg-Dundee Police Department are currently working to gather information about this case to release to the media. The police administration has decided not to hold any further press-conferences regarding this case. A written press release will be distributed through Flash Alert only.

The media release will contain known autopsy results of the female found in rural Sheridan. Those results will not be available to us until late afternoon. We will also try to obtain information on where cards and or gifts can be sent for the family, as well as if there be will any vigils or community events.

We will be meeting with the family today to share information with them before any release will go out.

I would like to thank members of the media for their patience and I apologize for any delays in getting this information out. It was not our intent to cause any hardships or media voids for you all.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry fire update - Aug. 6, morning
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/06/14
Fire Update - Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF)

A Red Flag Warning has been issued for northeast Oregon and southeast Washington.

Large Fires within ODF protection:

New large fires:

Central Oregon District:
Rowena Fire: an approximately 100 acre fire six miles west of The Dalles started about 9 p.m. August 5. The Incident Commander John Buckman and the Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 1 will assume command of this fire today. Governor Kitzhaber invoked the Conflagration Act to authorize the State Fire Marshal to mobilize structural firefighters and equipment to assist local resources battling the fire.
Structures: 70 homes threatened;
Personnel and equipment: 59 personnel and structural equipment in place. Three structural protection task forces have been requested. Task Force 1 from Washington County and Task Force 2 from Columbia County are on scene. Task Force 3 from Yamhill County is en route. Other personnel and equipment have been ordered.
Evacuations: Wasco County Sheriff's Office evacuated 7 homes as of last night. The American Red Cross set up a shelter at the Mosier Grange Hall for those displaced by the fire.
Media: A media staging area has been established at Rowena River Road. The Oregon State Fire Marshal's Incident Management Team Public Information Officer Justin DeRuyter will meet you there. Take the Rowena exit from I-84, take a left back under the I-84 freeway. You will see the staging area on the right.

Updates:

Southwest Oregon District:
Beaver Complex (Salt Creek and Oregon Gulch Fires): Yesterday, Initial Attack crews located and contained 3 lightning fires that started within the team's responsibility.
Salt Creek Fire: a 155 acre fire is 95% contained. This lightning caused fire 20 miles northwest of Medford started July 30.

Oregon Gulch Fire: covers 36,723 acres (about 9,500 in California) is 35% contained. Lightning also caused this fire, 15 miles east of Ashland, on July 30.

Personnel and Equipment: 49 crews, 96 engines, 39 dozers, 23 water tenders, 20 helicopters, 2 air tankers, and 1,720 personnel
Evacuations: Level 2 evacuation in Klamath River Canyon from John C. Boyle Dam to California border.
Level 2 evacuation notice in place for the Copco road on the 6000 block south to the Oregon border.
Level 1 evacuation notice in place for Hwy 66 from the Green Springs Fire Station to the 2000 block on Hwy 66.
Buildings: 270 homes and 50 outbuildings are threatened; 6 homes were destroyed.
More information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
Oregon Fire Information Number: 541-488-7726 (New Phone Number)
California Fire Information Number: 530-842-2266
Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/
Smoke Information - http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
DEQ - http://www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - https://www.facebook.com/#!/JacksonCountySheriff
CAL FIRE Ready, Set, Go - http://www.readyforwildfire.org/
CAL FIRE - www.fire.ca.gov
Siskiyou County Pollution Control District - http://tinyurl.com/ljzak8a


Northeast Oregon District:
5 Mile Fire: a 4,500 acre fire is 20% contained. It started August 3 and is 20 miles northeast of Enterprise and 2 miles south of Imnaha.
Personnel and Equipment: 256 personnel
Evacuations: Wallowa County Sheriff Office issued a Level 1 "Get Ready" evacuation notice to the Imnaha community at 6AM Aug. 5. The fire is about 2 miles south of Imnaha.
More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4048/.
Community Meetings are scheduled in Imnaha August 6th at 5 pm at the church and in Joseph on August 7th at 6 pm at the Community Center.

Central Oregon District:
South Fork Complex (Murderers Creek South and Buck Fork Fires): these July 31 lightning caused fires cover 35,965 acres are 15% contained.
Personnel: 528
Evacuations: The Grant County Sheriff's Department has issued a Level 1 Evacuation for the area south of Highway 26, west of 21 Road (Fields Creek) and east of 42 Road (South Fork of the John Day River).
More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/
Fire Information Office Phone: 1-866-347-0636
southforkcomplex.blogspot.com
southforkcomplex@gmail.com


Fires on other jurisdictions in Oregon

More information on these fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.

FIRE STATISTICS
Due to heavy firefighting activity our fire statistics have not been updated. They will return when the database has been made current.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
ODF maintains a blog at http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/, which includes breaking news on wildfires statewide, along with current fire statistics, and a frequently updated Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry.

For information on wildfires in other jurisdictions within Oregon, go to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, http://www.nwccweb.us/ and to the national Incident Information System website at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

NEWS MEDIA
News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officer, (see below), 24/7 for fire information. The duty officer will call back promptly. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.
Update: Reward Increased to Help OSP Fish & Wildlife Division Investigations of Deer Poaching & Waste in Douglas County
Oregon State Police - 08/06/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division asks for the public's help for information to identify the person(s) responsible for the killing of three deer and leaving them to waste in Douglas County, July 18 - 24, 2014. A reward was increased after The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust (HSWLT) offered up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible in this case. The reward adds to the original offer of up to $500 by the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-in-Poachers (TIP) Reward Program.

According to Sergeant Lynn Withers, two deer, including a 4-point buck and a spike deer, were shot and left in the 700 and 1500 block of East Willis Creek Road. An adult doe was also shot sometime between July 18 and 20, and left at the scene near Bland Mountain Lookout east of Days Creek.

The HSUS and HSWLT work with state and federal wildlife agencies to offer rewards of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspected poachers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Senior Trooper Wayne Merritt at (541) 817-4474 or Senior Trooper Jason Stone at (541) 817-4472.

Questions regarding The Humane Society of the United States rewards program should be directed to Kaitlin Sanderson at 240-672-8397 or ksanderson@humanesociety.org.

No photographs provided for this release.

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Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue locates lost hikers on forest service road near Nesmith Point
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/06/14
This morning, Wednesday August 6, 2014, MCSO Search and Rescue (SAR) units were deployed from Horsetail Falls to locate two hikers who became lost on the trails late last night around Nesmith Point and did not know where they were at after taking a shortcut. MCSO Patrol deputies received the initial call late last night and after determining the lost hikers were somewhere near Nesmith Point, contacted the MCSO SAR Coordinator. Both hikers were uninjured and were fine but did not know where they were. They had limited supplies and no protective gear but temperatures were very mild in the area. The MCSO SAR Coordinator arranged to have MCSO SAR and MCSO Green Hornets deploy in the morning as the area the hikers cell phone was pinged was several miles up the trail near Nesmith Point and the hikers were in no immediate danger.

MCSO Green Hornet Trail Rescue and MCSO SAR team members were deployed into the field at approximately 5:45 a.m. this morning. The hikers were located on a Forest Service road near Nesmith Point at approximately 7:30 a.m. by an MCSO SAR team checking roads as they were being transported to their deployment point. The hikers were uninjured and in good condition. The hikers were transported back to the command post.

The hikers, identified as Zachary Hale, Age 21, of Vancouver, WA and Tisha Urioste, Age 18, of Vancouver, WA said they started their hike yesterday at around 2:00 p.m. on the Oneonta Gorge Trail and hiked up the trail, then took the Horsetail Creek Trail and continued east. They tried to come back down Devil's Backbone and Rock of Ages but it appeared to steep and they turned back. It started getting dark and they lost the trail and stopped. They realized they were lost and called for help. Both hikers did not have any emergency supplies or hiking equipment with them but did have some water. They stayed where they were after calling 911 and waited for Search and Rescue units to locate them. They were both happy to be off the trail and safe.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office would like to remind anyone contemplating a hike or outing on hiking trails within the Columbia Gorge and other scenic areas to carry the proper equipment when setting out including a map, compass, flashlight, extra food and water, extra clothing, fire starter, knife, first aid kit and signaling device. A GPS and a cell phone with extra battery. If you do become lost, staying in place helps searchers locate you as they are searching the area. Carry bright colored clothing you can hang on a tree to attract attention. Hiking with a group or a friend, stay together and keep each other in sight. Let someone know your plan and when you expect to return so someone knows if you are overdue. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable visit to the scenic areas in the Columbia Gorge and other hiking areas.
Salem Police Accepting Applications For Citizen Police Academy
Salem Police Dept. - 08/06/14
Salem Police Department's 33rd Citizen Police Academy will begin on September 3, 2014 for a period of 14 weeks, ending December 3. Classes will be limited to 20 students and will involve Wednesday evening classes as well as three Saturday classes.

The goal of the Citizen Police Academy is to inform and educate citizens regarding police practices and services and to enhance the relationship between the police department and the community. Classes include: a session with Chief Jerry Moore; Traffic Stops; Defensive Tactics; SWAT Operations; Ethics and Drug House Investigations.

Successful applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver's license, have no felony convictions, no misdemeanor arrests within 12 months prior to the Academy and must live or work within the City of Salem. The course is free, but to graduate, each student must attend at least 80% of the classes.

If you would like to be considered to attend the Academy, please contact Jennifer Graber at 588-6499 opt.1, or jgraber@cityofsalem.net and an application packet will be mailed to you. The deadline for completed applications is August 31 but applicants are encouraged to submit their applications early as spaces are filled on a first come, first served basis.
Jennifer Huston Missing Person Case Release #8
Newberg-Dundee Police Dept. - 08/06/14
Good morning. We are working on a plan to release information that we have developed during this investigation. Media will be notified about further releases using this source only.

There is quite a bit of work to be completed and notifications to the family will be made before any media release.

Respectfully, we are asking members of the media stop calling the medical examiners office.

Thank you.
Rowena Fire declared a conflagration
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/06/14
Governor Kitzhaber has declared the Rowena Fire burning in the Columbia Gorge, about 6 miles west of the Dalles a conflagration. The conflagration request came from Wasco County Fire Defense Board Chief Robert Palmer. The fire started around 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The declaration authorizes the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal to mobilize structural firefighters and equipment to assist local resources battling the fire.

Currently 70 homes are threatened and the fire is at approximately 200 acres.

The OSFM Green Incident Management Team lead by Incident Commander John Ingrao is managing the structural protection resources on the fire.

Three structural protection task forces have been requested. Task Force 1 from Washington County and Task Force 2 from Columbia County are on scene. Task Force 3 from Yamhill County is en route.

Total number of structural protection personnel currently involved is 59

The Wasco County Sheriff's Office is reporting that seven homes are under an evacuation order.
ODOT reports that Highway 30 between Mosier and Rowena is closed.Check ODOT tripcheck for continuous updates.

The American Red Cross set up a shelter at the Mosier Grange Hall for those displaced by the fire.

Social Media @rowenafire2014
Media Fire Information email address: rowenafire@gmail.com
Friends of the Carpenter Launches Next Generation Web Site at Friendsofthecarpenter.org
Friends of the Carpenter - 08/06/14
Vancouver, WA - Friends of the Carpenter is pleased to announce the launch of the next generation Web site for its organization, www.friendsofthecarpetner.org, which provides an in-depth look at the organization - from programs and events, volunteer opportunities, wood working projects, community partnerships and more - all housed within a fresh and exciting new look.

"We are delighted to share our new Web site with the community, our donors and clients," says Tom Iberle, executive director. "The new design provides something for everyone: it shares a glimpse at the faces and stories of our clients, it serves as an educational tool about our work as a faith-based day shelter and it provides information on how people can get involved to help those in need."

The site is designed to meet the needs of community members, donors and potential clients. Each link offers detailed content on FOC programs and events, how to volunteer and make donations, as well as organizational content, including financial statements, newsletters and a history of FOC.

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 faith-based day shelter that provides safety and a sense of purpose to members of our community. Learn more at friendsofthecarpenter.org.

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One car theft suspect in custody other still outstanding (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/06/14
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A residence in 16800 SE Blanton St called 911 this morning to report their car stolen after seeing the car drive away from their house. Deputies started searching the area for the car and found it about 20 minutes later at 7:05am. After following the car it pulled into an apartment complex at 2800 SE Lake Rd. The car had two occupant's one male and one female. The Male driver ran from the car, the female stayed in the car and was taken into custody without incident. The female arrested was identified as Jaime Susan Parker, 37 years old, of Milwaukie.

Deputies and Officer with Milwaukie PD set up containment around the stolen vehicle and used K9's to search for the male suspect. He was reported as a white male in his 30's wearing a red shirt and blue shorts. Witnesses in the area reported seeing a male matching the description running through yards but had removed the red shirt and was wearing a white tank top.

Deputies and Officers searched the area for over an hour but were unable to locate the male. Deputies are working with Jaime Parker and other evidence to identify the male. Jaime Parker was transported to the Clackamas County Jail.

The car was drivable and the owner was able to come to the scene and take their car home.


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Shane Saunders Joins Maps Credit Union as Vice President of Development (Photo)
Maps Credit Union - 08/06/14
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August 6, 2014
For immediate release

Salem, Ore. -- Maps Credit Union welcomed Shane Saunders as vice president of development this week. In his new role, Saunders is overseeing marketing, business and community development, governmental relations, human resources and training. As part of the executive team, he will also be heavily involved in strategic planning at the credit union.

Saunders has held positions of increasing authority in financial institutions and for-profit corporations in his 20-year career. He has held management and marketing positions at SunTrust Bank, Lynch Systems, FSU Credit Union and Financial Partners Credit Union. Most recently, he was vice president of marketing and sales at Pacific Oaks Federal Credit Union.

"Maps is pleased to welcome Shane to our team," said Mark Zook, president and CEO. "He brings a wealth of experience to the credit union, and I know he will use that experience to help Maps grow locally and nationally as we strive to provide the best range of financial products and services to our members."

Saunders earned bachelor's degrees in marketing and multinational business operations and an MBA with a concentration in finance from Florida State University. Before attending college, he spent four years in the U.S. Navy. He and his wife are relocating to Salem, Ore., to take this new position.

The move was a no-brainer for Saunders. "From my perspective," he said, "Maps is one of the most innovative credit unions in the industry. And I jumped at the chance to help Maps grow and try new things."

Maps Credit Union has come a long way since a group of 17 volunteers joined together in 1935, running the credit union out of kitchens and living rooms in homes throughout Marion County. Today, Maps serves more than 45,000 members in Marion, Polk, Yamhill, Linn, Benton, Clackamas, Washington and Multnomah counties. The credit union has nine branches located in east, west, south and central Salem; Keizer; the Willamette University campus; Monmouth; Woodburn; and Silverton. The credit union also instructs students and operates three non-profit student branches as school-to-work labs for high school business courses at North Salem, West Salem and McKay high schools.


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Tickets On Sale Now For Ninth Annual Dancing With The Local Stars Event
Fort Vancouver National Trust - 08/06/14
(Vancouver, WA -- August 6, 2014) The Fort Vancouver National Trust is excited to present nine local community leaders who will take the stage at Dancing With The Local Stars, a fundraiser for the Trust, on September 6th at 5 p.m. at The Hilton, located at 301 West 6th Street, Vancouver.

2014 Dancing with the Local Stars Participants:
* Katie Atkins-Castillo, Owner of Life Pilates Vancouver LLC.
* Lou Brancaccio, Editor of The Columbian
* J. Scott Campbell, Waste Connections
* Sergeant Dave Henderson, City of Vancouver Police Department
* Pat Jollota, Local Author of Vanishing Vancouver
* Don Russo, Shareholder, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
* Heidi Scarpelli, Fire Marshal City of Vancouver Fire Department
* Patti Westby, Westby & Associates
* Dan Wyatt Jr., Owner at Kiggins Theater

Each dancer has been paired with a professional dance instructor from Arthur Murray Dance Studio and has been working hard to learn a 90 second routine and plan their introductions. The stars have also been hard at work fundraising through events and private donations since May. The star who raises the most money will be crowned the 2014 champion, so the community is encouraged to "vote" with their dollars for their favorite dancer. Donations are accepted online at www.fortvan.org/stars; by mailing a check to the Trust; or by donating at the event.

Individual tickets are $50 and include a catered dinner, no-host bar and open seating. VIP Tables for 10 are $1,000, and Sponsor Tables for 10 are $2,500 to $5,000. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.fortvan.org/stars.

The evening's program includes:
* 5:00 pm - Starlight Lounge opens
* 6:00 pm - Dinner served and dance competition begins
* 8:30 pm - Awards and open dance

The 2014 Dancing With The Local Stars sponsors are Neil Jones Food Company, Waste Connections, Aevum Images, and Arthur Murray Franchised Dance Studios.

About Fort Vancouver National Trust
Established in 1998, Fort Vancouver National Trust is a public nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the preservation and education purposes of Fort Vancouver National Site. The mission of the Trust is to achieve national recognition of Fort Vancouver National Site as a premier historic destination. The Trust works with Fort Vancouver partners in a collective effort to preserve, enhance and operate Fort Vancouver for public benefit through education, resource development, advocacy, community identity, programs and cultural tourism. For more information, visit www.fortvan.org or call (360) 992-1800.
Red Cross Sheltering Wildfire Evacuees in Wasco County
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/06/14
The American Red Cross Cascades Region has established a wildfire evacuation shelter at the Mosier grange hall, 900 4th Avenue, Mosier, Wasco County, east of Hood River.
Press Advisory Re: Rowena Fire in the Columbia Gorge
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/06/14
A media staging area has been established at Rowena River Road. The OSFM Incident Management Team Public Information Officer Justin DeRuyter will meet you there. Take the Rowena exit from I-84, take a left back under the I-84 freeway. You will see the staging area on the right.

http://www.trulia.com/homes/Oregon/The_Dalles/sold/1000128039-5905-Rowena-River-Rd-The-Dalles-OR-97058
08/05/14
Beaver Complex Fire Update
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/05/14
Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2- Chris Cline, Incident Commander
Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office Blue Team - Scott Magers, Incident Commander
CAL FIRE - Phill Veneris, Incident Commander

Oregon Fire Information number: (541) 488-7726 (New Phone Number)
California Fire Information number: (530) 842-2266
Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

August 5, 2014
9:00 p.m.

Special Message:
Every second counts when it comes to wildfire. Take time to be prepared for a wildfire should one ignite near you. Make a plan for evacuation and assemble an emergency kit so that you and your family can be prepared to leave should an emergency arise. Suggestions for how best to prepare can be found on the Red Cross' website at: www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/wildfire.

Current Situation:

Oregon Gulch Fire
Crews continue to make steady progress towards the goal of containing the fire, and have tied in the last remaining section of line along the southeast side of the fire. Priority work for overnight includes continuing to secure the fire lines and clearing brush to remove fuel. The addition of resources reassigned to the Oregon Gulch Fire from the Salt Creek Fire will help to accelerate progress.

Predicted lightning, which came into the area early Monday morning, ignited three new fires near the Oregon Gulch Fire. One, located near Parker Mountain approximately a mile north of the main Oregon Gulch Fire line, grew to about seven acres. Nightshift crews working nearby each new start were able to quickly respond and contain them in initial attack.

Structural task forces continue to assist with structure protection under the direction of the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Incident Management Blue Team. The Lane County task force was demobilized today.

Salt Creek Fire
Fire personnel working on the Salt Creek Fire continue to make significant progress on mopping up the fire and a number of resources have been reassigned to assist with containing the Oregon Gulch Fire.

Weather and Fire Behavior: Thunderstorms in the area of the Oregon Gulch Fire should dissipate overnight, but could result in a stray lightning strike. There is a 20% chance of showers. Temperatures should be around 52 to 57 degrees with relative humidity around 65 to 75%. Rain received over the Oregon Gulch Fire last night was not enough to provide much assistance to firefighters, but tonight's weather should help to keep the fire activity low.


Fire Statistics for Salt Creek
Location: 20 miles northwest of Medford, OR
Percent Contained: 87%
Size: 155 acres
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14

Fire Statistics for Oregon Gulch
Location: 15 miles east of Ashland, OR
Percent Contained: 30%
Size: 36,568 acres (9,464 acres in California)
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14


Oregon wildland resources assigned to the complex include: 3 Type 1 crews, 44 Type 2 hand crews, 86 engines, 30 dozers, 23 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

California resources include: 9 dozers, 10 engines, and 4 crews.

Air resources: 20 helicopters and 2 air tankers.

Total personnel: 1573

Evacuation orders by county:

Jackson County
Addresses from the 6,000 block on Copco Road and south to the Oregon border have been reduced from Level 3 Evacuation to Level 2 Evacuation. Level 2 Evacuation means "BE SET" to evacuate. You must be prepared to leave at a moment's notice. This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area. Residents choosing to remain should be ready to evacuate at a moment's notice. Copco Road from the junction with Highway 66 is closed to public traffic.

Klamath County
The Klamath River canyon from John C. Boyle Dam to the California border will change from a Level 3 Evacuation to a Level 2 Evacuation. This includes Topsy Grade Road, Picard Road, and all other normally accessible roads south of Highway 66 east to the Klamath County line in Oregon. Current roadblocks are at Topsy Grade Road and John C. Boyle Dam, south of Highway 66.

Siskiyou County
All evacuations in Siskiyou County have been lifted.

For the complex, 270 homes and 50 outbuildings are threatened; 6 homes were destroyed.

Places to get information:

Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - www.swofire.com/
Smoke Information - oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
DEQ - www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - www.facebook.com/JacksonCountySheriff
Inciweb - inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
NWCC - www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx
CAL FIRE Ready, Set, Go - www.readyforwildfire.org/
CAL FIRE - www.fire.ca.gov
Siskiyou County Pollution Control District - tinyurl.com/ljzak8a
Beaver Complex Fire Update - August 5, 2014 @ 8 p.m.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/05/14
Beaver Complex Fire Update
Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2- Chris Cline, Incident Commander
Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office Blue Team - Scott Magers, Incident Commander
CAL FIRE - Phill Veneris, Incident Commander

Oregon Fire Information number: (541) 488-7726 (New Phone Number)
California Fire Information number: (530) 842-2266
Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

August 5, 2014
9:00 p.m.

Special Message:
Every second counts when it comes to wildfire. Take time to be prepared for a wildfire should one ignite near you. Make a plan for evacuation and assemble an emergency kit so that you and your family can be prepared to leave should an emergency arise. Suggestions for how best to prepare can be found on the Red Cross' website at: www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/wildfire.
Current Situation:
Oregon Gulch Fire
Crews continue to make steady progress towards the goal of containing the fire, and have tied in the last remaining section of line along the southeast side of the fire. Priority work for overnight includes continuing to secure the fire lines and clearing brush to remove fuel. The addition of resources reassigned to the Oregon Gulch Fire from the Salt Creek Fire will help to accelerate progress.

Predicted lightning, which came into the area early Monday morning, ignited three new fires near the Oregon Gulch Fire. One, located near Parker Mountain approximately a mile north of the main Oregon Gulch Fire line, grew to about seven acres. Nightshift crews working nearby each new start were able to quickly respond and contain them in initial attack.

Structural task forces continue to assist with structure protection under the direction of the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Incident Management Blue Team. The Lane County task force was demobilized today.

Salt Creek Fire
Fire personnel working on the Salt Creek Fire continue to make significant progress on mopping up the fire and a number of resources have been reassigned to assist with containing the Oregon Gulch Fire.

Weather and Fire Behavior: Thunderstorms in the area of the Oregon Gulch Fire should dissipate overnight, but could result in a stray lightning strike. There is a 20% chance of showers. Temperatures should be around 52 to 57 degrees with relative humidity around 65 to 75%. Rain received over the Oregon Gulch Fire last night was not enough to provide much assistance to firefighters, but tonight's weather should help to keep the fire activity low.

Fire Statistics for Salt Creek
Location: 20 miles northwest of Medford, OR
Percent Contained: 87%
Size: 155 acres
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14

Fire Statistics for Oregon Gulch
Location: 15 miles east of Ashland, OR
Percent Contained: 30%
Size: 36,568 acres (9,464 acres in California)
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14

Oregon wildland resources assigned to the complex include: 3 Type 1 crews, 44 Type 2 hand crews, 86 engines, 30 dozers, 23 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

California resources include: 9 dozers, 10 engines, and 4 crews.

Air resources: 20 helicopters and 2 air tankers.

Total personnel: 1573

Evacuation orders by county:

Jackson County
Addresses from the 6,000 block on Copco Road and south to the Oregon border have been reduced from Level 3 Evacuation to Level 2 Evacuation. Level 2 Evacuation means "BE SET" to evacuate. You must be prepared to leave at a moment's notice. This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area. Residents choosing to remain should be ready to evacuate at a moment's notice. Copco Road from the junction with Highway 66 is closed to public traffic.

Klamath County
The Klamath River canyon from John C. Boyle Dam to the California border will change from a Level 3 Evacuation to a Level 2 Evacuation. This includes Topsy Grade Road, Picard Road, and all other normally accessible roads south of Highway 66 east to the Klamath County line in Oregon. Current roadblocks are at Topsy Grade Road and John C. Boyle Dam, south of Highway 66.

Siskiyou County
All evacuations in Siskiyou County have been lifted.

For the complex, 270 homes and 50 outbuildings are threatened; 6 homes were destroyed.

Places to get information:

Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - www.swofire.com/
Smoke Information - oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
DEQ - www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - www.facebook.com/JacksonCountySheriff
Inciweb - inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
NWCC - www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx
CAL FIRE Ready, Set, Go - www.readyforwildfire.org/
CAL FIRE - www.fire.ca.gov
Siskiyou County Pollution Control District - tinyurl.com/ljzak8a


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Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 126W near Walton in Lane County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/05/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Tuesday afternoon's single vehicle traffic crash that serious injured an elderly Eugene woman along Highway 126W near Walton in Lane County.

On August 5, 2014 at approximately 12:45 p.m., a 2013 Toyota RAV sport utility vehicle driven by DORIS JONES, age 77, from Eugene, was eastbound on Highway 126W near milepost 30. As the vehicle came out of a curve it veered off the pavement and struck a rock embankment head-on before coming to an abrupt stop.

JONES was extricated by local fire emergency responders and transported by air ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend with serious injuries. She is reportedly in the intensive care unit.

OSP is continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. Senior Trooper Rick Hamilton is the lead investigator.

OSP was also assisted at the scene by Lane County Sheriff's Office, Lane County Public Works, and ODOT.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Clackamas County Deputies Subdue Armed Suicidal Milwaukie Man (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/05/14
Doggett Photo
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On 08-05-14 at about 5:00 pm, Deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Department safely subdued a suicidal Milwaukie man who was reported to be armed with a handgun. The man was transported to an area hospital for evaluation.


On 08-05-14 at about 5:00 pm, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Department received several reports of a possibly suicidal man in the 7800 block of SE Overland St., a home in the unincorporated area of Milwaukie. The callers indicated the man was armed with a handgun and was intoxicated and that his family was with him, trying to reason with him. The man was identified as 51 year old Scott Doggett, of Milwaukie.

It is believed Mr. Doggett was one of the people who called the police, reporting there was a man down in the street, in an attempt to force a confrontation with police.

As Sheriff's deputies were responding, another caller reported the man had discharged a firearm. A quick records check also revealed Mr. Doggett had an outstanding arrest warrant for the charge of resisting arrest, with caution that he might also be suicidal.

Mr. Doggett left his residence on foot heading toward SE 82nd Ave. Thanks to the coordinated response by Sheriff's deputies, Mr. Doggett was contained by law enforcement personnel. Mr. Doggett refused to comply with deputies' commands, and physically resisted being taken into custody. However, after a short struggle, he was safely brought under control and handcuffed.

Mr. Doggett was transported to an area hospital for a mental health evaluation. Once he is deemed stable by medical professionals, Mr. Doggett will be arrested on his warrant, and charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Disorderly Conduct, and Resisting arrest will be referred to the District Attorney for review.


If you or someone you know are experiencing a mental health crisis, the Clackamas County Crisis Line is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 503-655-8585. Call 911 if it is an emergency.


Attached Media Files: Doggett Photo
Oregon State Fair Council will meet by phone Aug. 7, 2014
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 08/05/14
The Oregon State Fair Council will convene a special meeting 10 a.m., August 7, 2014 by phone to address need for an unanticipated project prior to the state fair. The meeting has one agenda item: consider authorization for a paving project at the Oregon State Fairgrounds. The project is needed for safety reasons.

While the meeting is being conducted by phone, public space for listening to the meeting will be provided at the Jackman-Long Building at 2330 17th St Ne Salem, OR 97301.
Portland Police to Provide Enhanced Presence at MLS All-Star Game at Providence Park
Portland Police Bureau - 08/05/14
On Wednesday August 6, 2014, the Portland Police Bureau will be providing an enhanced presence in and around Providence Park for the 2014 Major League Soccer All-Star Game.

The game is a sellout and police are expecting a very festive and safe evening for all in attendance.

Traffic will not be allowed on Southwest 18th Avenue, between Salmon and Morrison Streets and persons attending the game are encouraged to use TriMet.

Officers from Central Precinct, the Traffic Division, Transit Police, and the Mounted Patrol Unit will all be in the area to keep everyone safe.

As with any major event, people seeing something suspicious are encouraged to report it immediately to Providence Park Security or the nearest police officer. Emergencies should immediately be reported to 9-1-1.

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Board of Directors meeting Monday, August 11, 6:30PM, District Board Room
Jefferson Sch. Dist. - 08/05/14
The meeting agenda is posted under "SCHOOL BOARD & DISTRICT" at www.jefferson.k12.or.us by the Thursday preceding the meeting. Items for the agenda can be suggested via email to the board secretary at karen.wusstig@jefferson.k12.or.us by the Monday before the meeting. Audience time is provided at each meeting for community input on agenda items. Audience members addressing the board will be asked to sign in. Except for during executive sessions, meetings are open to the public. The attached agenda includes an executive session at 6PM, with regular session following at 6:30.


Attached Media Files: August 11 Meeting Agenda , July 14 Meeting Minutes
CCSO:Cadets place "First" among other agencies. (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/05/14
Traffic stop
Traffic stop
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The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Cadet Program participated in the Law Enforcement Challenge (LEC) between July 31st and August 3, 2014. The competition was held at the Oregon National Guard Base, Camp Rilea in Warrenton, OR. This year's competition attracted cadets from 14 different law enforcement agencies from across Oregon and Washington.

This competition places young men and women in realistic scenarios that test their knowledge and ability in areas of law, search and seizure, tactics, officer safety, report writing, driving, department policies, physical ability and decision making.

Cadets compete in various events that simulate situations law enforcement officers deal with on a daily basis and situations officers deal with only in extreme circumstances. The events range from traffic stops to active shooter scenarios. The events are supervised and critiqued by full-time law enforcement officers who are often experts in that particular discipline.

This year Clackamas County Cadets earned the First Place "Overall" award and the First Place "Officer Safety" award along with many other individual and team awards. Four years in a row this group has earned top honors at the Law Enforcement Challenge.

The cadet program at Clackamas County is a volunteer program for young men and women between 15-21 years-of-age who are interested in careers in law enforcement. Cadets participate in ride-alongs with deputies, train for events like this and volunteer thousands of hours doing community service across Clackamas County every year. The cadets have several fundraisers to raise donations in order to pay for their equipment and these types of competitions.

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the Clackamas County Cadet Program we invite you to visit the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's website. Information can be found at www.clackamas.us/sheriff/cadet.html.


Attached Media Files: Traffic stop , Dealing with a suspicious package , Critique after event , Cadets with awards
Walterville Pond Health advisory issued due to blue-green algae
Oregon Health Authority - 08/05/14
HAB Advisory Issue

Media contact: Jonathan Modie, 971-246-9139, phd.communications@state.or.us
Technical questions: Rebecca Hillwig, 971-673-0431, hab.health@state.or.us

Walterville Pond Health advisory issued due to blue-green algae

High toxin levels found at Lane County lake

A health advisory is being issued today due to high levels of blue-green algae in Walterville Pond, located off Oregon Route 126, five miles east of Springfield.

Walterville Pond is adjacent to the Eugene Water and Electric Board's (EWEB) Walterville Canal, a half mile northeast of the town of Walterville in Lane County.

Water monitoring has confirmed the presence of blue-green algae that can produce toxins. These algae levels are likely associated with dangerous cyanotoxin concentrations in the water that can be harmful to humans and animals.

Swallowing or inhaling water droplets, as well as skin contact with water, should be avoided. Drinking water directly from Walterville Pond is especially dangerous.

Oregon Public Health Division officials advise recreational visitors that toxins cannot be removed by boiling, filtering or treating the water with camping-style filters.

People who draw in-home water directly from Walterville Pond are advised to use an alternative water source because private treatment systems are not proven effective at removing algae toxins. However, public drinking water systems can reduce algae toxins through proper filtration and disinfection. If people on public water systems have questions about treatment and testing, they should contact their water supplier.

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.

Public health officials also advise that people not eat freshwater clams or mussels from affected water, and that Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations do not allow the harvest of these shellfish from freshwater sources. Crayfish muscle can be eaten, but internal organs and liquid fat should be discarded.

Exposure to toxins can produce symptoms of numbness, tingling and dizziness that can lead to difficulty breathing or heart problems, and require immediate medical attention. Symptoms of skin irritation, weakness, diarrhea, nausea, cramps and fainting should also receive medical attention if they persist or worsen. Children and pets are at increased risk for exposure because of their size and level of activity.

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

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

For local information about water quality or blue-green algae sampling, contact EWEB at 541-685-7471.

For health information, to report human or pet illnesses due to blooms, or to ask questions about a news release, contact the Oregon Health Authority at 971-673-0400. Also contact the Oregon Public Health toll-free information line at 1-877-290-6767 or visit www.healthoregon.org/hab and select "Algae Bloom Advisories," for information regarding advisories issued or lifted for the season.

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Evergreen Public Schools administrator named Administrator of the Year (Photo)
Evergreen Sch. Dist. - 08/05/14
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At today's state conference for the Washington Association for Career and Technical Education, Evergreen Public Schools College, Career and technical Education Director Susan Dixon was honored as "Administrator of the Year."

Dixon says her experience working in school districts in conjunction with her experience in health care environment has helped her develop her own leadership style - one she calls being a "servant leader." During her 14 years at Evergreen Public Schools, Dixon has been both a servant and a leader - serving the educational needs of EPS students and leading the district's college, career and technical education (CCTE) instructors.

About Evergreen Public Schools CCTE program:

College, Career and Technical Education is a high school program of courses that provides rigorous academic engagement, exploration of career pathways, and development of 21st century skills. These rich learning experiences include laboratory activities, work site experiences, simulations, competitive events and career planning.

College, Career and Technical Education provides opportunities for students to have authentic experiences while planning and preparing for their post-secondary choices in college, vocational-technical school, apprenticeships, the military or the workforce.

http://www.evergreenps.org/SchoolInfo/Pages/CareerTechEd.aspx

Follow Evergreen Public Schools on Facebook & Twitter!
Established in 1945, Evergreen Public Schools (Evergreen School District 114) is the fourth largest school district in the state of Washington. The district is home to 37 schools, serving the educational needs of nearly 27,000 students. With 3,200 employees, Evergreen Public Schools is the third largest employer in Southwest Washington.


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Sheriff's Office seeks Citizen Academy Applicants
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/05/14
August 5, 2014

Have you ever wanted to learn a bit more about law enforcement?

The Washington County Sheriff's Office's Citizen Academy is getting underway and looking for volunteers. The Citizen Academy is part of the Sheriff's Office effort to promote and preserve a safe community for all citizens.

The 55-hour training program combines classroom and hands-on instruction to members of the community. It also gives community members an opportunity to observe the inner workings of the Sheriff's Office.

Participants will learn about a variety of activities deputies are engaged in, from learning about police equipment, participating in jail activities, touring criminal justice facilities and participating in role-playing scenarios.

Topics include crime scene investigations, patrol, the county jail, K-9 teams, tactical operations, and use of firearms, narcotics enforcement and more.

The next Citizen Academy begins Tuesday, September 2, 2014, and ends on November 4, 2014. Each academy is limited to 40 students. The academy is free of charge.

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

For more information, call Darlene Schnoor at 503-846-2774 or email her at darlene_schnoor@co.washington.or.us Applications for the academy are available on the Washington County Sheriff's Office website, or by visiting Sheriff's Office locations in Hillsboro or Beaverton at 3700 S.W. Murray Blvd.
Motorcyclist Collides with Pizza Delivery Vehicle ***Update Drivers Identified*** (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/05/14
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Deputies have identified yesterday's crash victim as Joshua Rich, age 31 of Silverton. According to several witnesses Mr. Rich was driving his 2007 Harley Davidson recklessly prior to striking Alex Hoefler, age 26 of Salem who was in the process of making a turn to deliver a pizza in his 1994 Honda Civic.

The Sheriff's Office does not intend to comment any further regarding Mr. Rich's condition and investigators say that no citations will be issued.

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A motorcyclist who collided with a vehicle has been transported to the Salem Hospital with what deputies are calling life threatening injuries. The motorcyclist was west bound on Silverton Road near Lardon Road, when an east bound pizza delivery vehicle turned in front of the motorcyclist.

When deputies arrived they could see the motorcyclist had a serious leg injury with life threatening bleeding. Deputy Casey Burnham and Deputy Mary Patzer reacted quickly and applied a combat application tourniquet to the man's leg which immediately ceased the bleeding. The deputies continued to access the man's injuries until an ambulance arrived. The driver of the pizza delivery vehicle was not injured.

The Sheriff's Office will release the involved parties' names and any additional details regarding the crash tomorrow. The roadway has been reopened and all deputies have left the scene.


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Hillsboro Firefighters "Fill-the-Boot" for MDA (Photo)
Hillsboro Fire and Rescue - 08/05/14
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For the next three afternoons, from 4-7pm, Hillsboro firefighters will take to the streets with empty boots for their annual fund raising campaign known as Fill-the-Boot. Motorists and pedestrians are urged to fill the firefighters' boots with cash and check donations to benefit MDA and help the Firefighters reach their goal of $20,000.

Firefighters, both career and volunteer, along with family members will be staffing donation locations at three intersections around the city.
* Wednesday at the intersection of Brookwood and Main.
* Thursday at the intersection of 10th and Baseline.
* Friday at the intersection 25th and Cornell.

All donations collected during the Fill-the-Boot will help fund local MDA programs and services, including support groups and equipment such as wheel chairs and leg braces. The proceeds also support clinics at Oregon Health and Science University and Shriners Hospital for Children and help send Oregon children with muscle wasting diseases to MDA summer camp each year.

The firefighter's efforts are a portion of the national relationship with the MDA organization. For 60 years, the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) has supported MDA. The Hillsboro firefighters are among public safety members from eight agencies in the Portland Metro area to take part in the Fill-the-Boot campaign.

For more information on MDA, visit www.mda.org

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Image attachment: Off-duty firefighter receives donation to help find a cure for Muscular Dystrophy during their annual Fill-the-Boot campaign.


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Jennifer Huston Missing Person Case Release #7
Newberg-Dundee Police Dept. - 08/05/14
Today, August 05, 2014, just prior to 10:30 am the Newberg-Dundee Police Department was notified by the Yamhill County Communications Center that Jennifer Huston's vehicle had been located in rural Sheridan Oregon by the property owner. As noted, this is a rural and remote area of Yamhill County.

Detectives from the Newberg-Dundee Police Department requested Yamhill County patrol deputies to respond and check for any medical needs while driving to the scene.

When NDPD Detectives arrived they spoke with Deputies who confirmed the vehicle was in fact Mrs. Huston's vehicle but did not locate her. NDPD Detectives conducted a sweep of the area. Jennifer Huston's body was found a short distance away.

NDPD Detectives have notified the Huston Family, the Yamhill County District Attorney's Office, the Medical Examiner's Office, and the Oregon State Police Crime Lab (Forensic Division).

While this is an active death investigation, there is nothing at this point to indicate foul play and there is no evidence to believe the public is in danger.

There will be a Press Conference held at the Newberg-Dundee Police Department 4:00 pm this afternoon at the Newberg Public Safety Building 401 E. Third St., Newberg, OR. 97132.

The Huston Family does not want press contact at this time. Press is requested to leave the family alone to grieve and process their loss.

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Please Help us Identify a Robbery Suspect (Photo)
Beaverton Police Department - 08/05/14
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In the early morning of Monday, August 4, 2014 Beaverton Police Officers responded to the Seven Eleven located at 14641 SW Millikan Way on a reported robbery.

Officers contacted the clerk who told them that a subject had entered the store at about 12:50 a.m. The subject collected a variety of items and then took them to the counter. As the items were bagged the subject grabbed the bag and ran out of the store without paying for them. The clerk attempted to stop the subject who shoved him and caused him to fall to the ground causing injury.

The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic adult male approximately 20 years of age, 5'5", and 140 to 150 pounds. The suspect has dark medium length hair with long sideburns and a thin moustache. He was last seen wearing a black Nike shirt, dark-blue jeans and carrying an orange/charcoal colored backpack. The suspect also has what looks to be a large tattoo on his right arm.

The suspect committed robbery in the third degree when he used physical force against the clerk during the commission of the theft. ORS 164.395

Anyone who has any information that will assist in the identification of this suspect is asked to call the Beaverton Police Department at (503) 629-0111


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Public's Help Sought to Locate a Wanted Sex Offender James Lewis (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/05/14
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The Portland Police Bureau's Sex Offender Registration Detail (SORD) is asking for the public's help to locate 37-year-old James Ramon Lewis.

Lewis has a felony parole board on an original conviction for an assault. Lewis is a Registered Sex Offender after a prior conviction for Attempted Sex Abuse in the First Degree.

Lewis is described as an African American male, 5'10" tall, 185 pounds, black hair, and brown eyes.

Lewis' last known address was in East Portland but it is now vacant.

Anyone seeing Lewis should call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Officer Rachel Strobel at (503) 823-0885 or rachel.strobel@portlandoregon.gov.

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City of Beaverton Services Begin Moving to The Round on Friday, Aug. 8 (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 08/05/14
The City of Beaverton will relocate most city services to The Beaverton Building by Aug. 18. The move will breathe new life into Central Beaverton and allow the old Griffith Drive Building to be repurposed into a public safety center.
The City of Beaverton will relocate most city services to The Beaverton Building by Aug. 18. The move will breathe new life into Central Beaverton and allow the old Griffith Drive Building to be repurposed into a public safety center.
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Beginning Friday, Aug. 8, the city attorney's office, finance department, human resources, information technology services, and the mayor's office will move to The Round. To facilitate a smooth transition, these offices will close to the public at noon on Friday and reopen Monday, Aug. 11 at 1 p.m. at The Beaverton Building, 12725 SW Millikan Way.

During this time, all other City of Beaverton departments will remain open.

The Beaverton Police Department, municipal court and emergency management program will not be relocating and will maintain normal business hours during the move. The city has a plan to remodel the Griffith Drive building into a much needed public safety center.

The city's utility billing department will move to the fourth floor of The Beaverton Building, however, the mailing address for utility payments will remain the same: City of Beaverton, P.O. Box 3188, Portland, OR 97208-3188.

For customers who use the utility payment drop box, please be advised that the drop box will be removed from its present location and relocated on Aug. 11 to The Beaverton Building with a walk-up box next to the 15-minute parking spaces on SW Millikan Way.

City services will finish moving the following weekend. The community development, economic development and engineering departments as well as the city's mailroom/reprographics, passport window, and recycling and solid waste program will close on Friday, Aug. 15 at noon and reopen Monday, Aug. 18 at 1 p.m. at The Beaverton Building.

For more information, including a complete list of city services moving to The Beaverton Building, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/TheBeavertonBuilding or contact Bill LaMarche at 503-526-3737, blamarche@BeavertonOregon.gov.

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

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Attached Media Files: The City of Beaverton will relocate most city services to The Beaverton Building by Aug. 18. The move will breathe new life into Central Beaverton and allow the old Griffith Drive Building to be repurposed into a public safety center. , Mayor Denny Doyle joins city staff in packing up for the move to The Beaverton Building.
Helmet protects biker in auto/bike crash on Highway 18 (Photo)
McMinnville Police Dept. - 08/05/14
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On August 4th 2014 at about 4:35 pm, McMinnville police and medics responded to an auto versus bicycle collision on Hwy 18 near Cumulus Avenue.

Based on evidence and witness statements, bicyclist James Klein of McMinnville was Westbound on Hwy 18 riding along the shoulder approaching Cumulus, wearing high visibility clothing. As the right turn lane opened up for the intersection, Mr. Klein legally stayed next to the right lane of the highway, not moving over to the right turn lane. Driver Sharon Fullmer of Sheridan, was operating a silver 2001 Acura and changed lanes from the center to the outside edge of Hwy 18. She then drifted over the line between her lane and the right turn lane and struck the rear of Mr. Klein's bicycle.

The impact severely damaged the rear of the bicycle and sent Mr. Klein airborne for approximately 80 feet before he impacted the ground on the shoulder of the highway and slid/rolled until coming to a rest. His bicycle continued past this point and came to a rest near the intersection with Cumulus Avenue.

Ms Fullmer stated to the officers that she had gotten drowsy due to the heat while driving and was not aware of Mr. Klein until the impact.

Mr. Klein was transported by medics to Willamette Valley Medical Center. Mr. Klein suffered abrasions and contusions which required some stitches. Based upon initial medical evaluation, it does not appear that he suffered any fractures or head injuries. The investigating officer credited his survival and limited injury based upon the specific collision forces and the fact that he was wearing a properly fitting helmet.

The investigation is continuing and anyone with witness information is asked to contact Officer Steve Macartney at 503-434-7307.

This incident serves as a reminder to bicyclists that helmets are a life saving and important safety tool for any time you are bicycling on a roadway. It also serves as a reminder to drivers that driving drowsy can have significant consequences for you and for the other vehicles and persons that you share the roadway with.


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Public Alert: Stranger Sexually Assaults a Woman in North Portland's Overlook Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 08/05/14
On Monday August 4, 2014, at approximately 10:30 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a sexual assault that occurred in North Portland's Overlook Neighborhood.

Officers met with the 54-year-old female victim at her home and she t