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Tue. 02/20/18
Food Innovation Center Delayed Opening
Food Innovation Center - 02/20/18 10:23 PM
Due to inclement weather, the Food Innovation Center will open at 10:00am Wednesday February 21st.

Nominations requested for people, organizations that protect, promote health
Clark Co. WA Communications - 02/20/18 3:59 PM
Vancouver, Wash. - Clark County Public Health is seeking nominations for the annual Public Health Community Award, which recognizes both an individual and an organization in Clark County for outstanding contributions to promoting and protecting community health.

Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 4. Forms are available on the Public Health website at https://www.clark.wa.gov/public-health. Completed forms can be submitted online, by mail or in person. Details are on the form.

"This award highlights the great contributions to public health of individuals and organizations across our community," said Adrianne Fairbanks, Public Health Advisory Council chair. "Public Health greatly values its partnership with the community in addressing health issues in Clark County."

A committee of council members and Public Health staff will review nominations and make the selections. The committee will give special consideration to individuals or organizations in Clark County that work to prevent health problems, forge partnerships, and strive for communitywide outcomes.

The award will be presented during the 8:30 a.m. Clark County Board of Health meeting on Wednesday, April 25, in the sixth-floor Hearing Room of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St.
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Legacy Research Institute advances groundbreaking approach to cancer treatment with $5 million gift from the Kuni Foundation (Photo)
Legacy Health - 02/20/18 2:48 PM
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Pledge will advance Legacy's research into how fighting tumors at the metabolic level could cure cancer

PORTLAND, ORE. Advancing the Pacific Northwest's growing impact on health care innovation and the fight against cancer, Legacy Health Foundation announced today a transformational pledge of $5 million from the Wayne D. Kuni & Joan E. Kuni Foundation. The grant will fund a potentially game-changing cancer research project underway at Legacy Research Institute, which is part of Legacy Health, the region's largest, locally-owned nonprofit health system.

The research, led by Detlev Boison, Ph.D., Dow Chair of Neurology and director of neurobiology research and basic & translational research at Legacy Research Institute, and Serene Perkins, M.D., director of surgical and clinical research at Legacy Research Institute, targets cancer by manipulating adenosine kinase, an enzyme that controls cell growth. The Kuni Foundation previously helped fund a research position related to the project with a $50,000 grant.

"We are grateful for this significant investment, which will help Legacy's scientists continue on their promising path of finding a cure for cancer," said Maureen Bradley, senior vice president and chief development officer of Legacy Health Office. "And, we are proud to partner with a local organization that also places a high priority on ensuring life-saving cancer treatment is affordable and accessible for all patients"

As the cost of cancer treatment continues to escalate, the Kuni Foundation and Legacy Health Foundation collaborated on a unique approach designed to expand affordability and accessibility for all patients. The Kuni Foundation has specified that a portion of all future proceeds derived from Legacy's adenosine kinase research be directed toward affordable access to cancer treatment for all patients.

"We are excited about the entrepreneurial approach to this work and the opportunity to collaborate with a local community partner who leads with their values and is invested in driving unique solutions to curing cancer that could one day save countless lives," said Greg Goodwin, board chair of the Kuni Foundation.

Wayne Kuni, founder of Kuni Automotive, was a forward-thinking entrepreneur widely known and respected for his commitment to the community and to mentorship. Wayne died of cancer in 2006, and the Kuni Foundation has made cancer research a key funding priority.

"Funding early stage research is absolutely crucial to continuing the momentum of discovery that we are experiencing in the field of cancer treatment," said Angela Hult, president of the Kuni Foundation. "Philanthropy has a unique opportunity -- and responsibility -- to explore the tributaries of 'what if?' and we are thrilled to collaborate with Legacy Research on their cutting-edge discoveries that could change the landscape for patients and their families."

Legacy Research Institute is a state-of-the-art research facility that aims to bring the most advanced health care treatment modalities and cutting-edge technologies quickly on-line, where they can be applied to benefit patients. "Philanthropy is a vital spark for innovation and scientific breakthroughs," said Joe Frascella, Ph.D., vice president of Legacy Research. "Taking findings in the laboratory and transforming it to medical care -- that's what Legacy Research does best."

Legacy Health Foundation raises funds for Legacy Health's system-wide initiatives and programs. To learn more about how you can help support Legacy Health's Cancer Research Initiative, contact Legacy Health's Office of Philanthropy at 503-415-4700 or visit www.legacyhealthgiving.org.

Based in Vancouver, Washington, the Wayne D. Kuni & Joan E. Kuni Foundation funds cancer research and supports programs and initiatives that enhance the lives of adults with developmental disabilities. Learn more at www.kunifoundation.org or via Twitter at @KuniFoundation.

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Weather postpones State of the County, means late start Wednesday, cancels meetings
Clark Co. WA Communications - 02/20/18 2:24 PM
Vancouver, Wash. - Clark County offices will open two hours late Wednesday, Feb. 21, and the State of the County event that afternoon has been postponed because inclement weather threatens to pose driving hardships and hazards.

County offices, including Superior Court and District Court, will open at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Any updates will be available on the county website home page at https://www.clark.wa.gov/. Click on the weather-related banner at the top of the page for details.

The annual State of the County event, which was scheduled for 3-5 p.m. Wednesday at the Event Center at the Clark County Fairgrounds, will be postponed, likely until late March.

Clark County also is canceling the:

Commission on Aging meeting scheduled for 4:40 p.m. today. The meeting has been rescheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the sixth-floor Hearing Room of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St.
Clark County Council's 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, Work Session on indigent defense.

Snow Expected Tuesday Evening; City Encourages Motorists to Exercise Caution
City of Salem - 02/20/18 2:00 PM
Weather forecasts predict 2" to 5" of snowfall in Salem and the surrounding Willamette Valley this evening. Current snowfall is expected to increase in intensity around 3 p.m. today. City of Salem Public Works staff are working extended shifts for the duration of the snow event and have been applying additional deicer to keep our roadways as clear as possible. Please use extra caution and allow for additional travel time during the late afternoon and evening commute.

The City will continue to monitor the weather and provide updates on its website (www.cityofsalem.net), Facebook, and Twitter.

Facebook: facebook.com/CityOfSalemOR
Twitter: twitter.com/cityofsalem) .

Recruiting for Linn County Search and Rescue
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 02/20/18 1:58 PM
The Linn County Sheriff Sheriff's Office is recruiting young men and women, ages 14 to 18, to join the Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Team and participate in a ten day summer training program.

This will be the 25th year of the Search and Rescue Training Academy in Linn County and will be held June 23 through July 2.

Those who are interested in becoming an integral part of the Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Team should have an interest in community service and a desire to be a part of a highly trained and professional life saving organization.

There is an application process that includes oral interviews, a background check and physical aptitude test. Applicants must attend one recruit meeting at the Sheriff's office on March 12th, April 9th, or May 14th at 7pm to attend the academy. Successful applicants will be eligible to attend the ten day Search and Rescue Training Academy in June. The training will include classes in wilderness survival, shelter building, search tactics, first aid/CPR, map and compass reading, rappelling, and many more topics.

For more information about the program contact Lieutenant Joe Larsen at the Linn County Sheriff's Office (541-812-2272) or visit the Linn County Sheriff's Office website at www.linnsheriff.org. Online applications are available on the website and at the Sheriff's Office in Albany.

Clark County hires law firm to file lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, wholesalers
Clark Co. WA Communications - 02/20/18 1:47 PM
Vancouver, Wash. - The Clark County Council voted Tuesday to retain a law firm to file a lawsuit against pharmaceutical manufacturers and wholesalers that make and sell opioids.

The vote adds Clark County to a growing number of jurisdictions nationwide that seek to hold the companies accountable for harm opioid addiction has done in local communities and recover public costs.

Attorneys with the Seattle-based law firm of Keller Rohrback will file the lawsuit on behalf of Clark County. The firm, which has offices in four states, earlier filed similar lawsuits on behalf of King, Skagit, Pierce and Clallam counties and the cities of Tacoma, Mount Vernon, Burlington and Sedro-Wooley. It also filed a case on behalf of the Arizona Municipal Risk Recovery Pool, a coalition of 76 cities and towns.

The law firm will be paid only if Clark County recovers damages in a settlement or at trial.

Opioids are medications in a class of pain relievers whose chemical composition is nearly identical to heroin. Since 1995, when the Federal Drug Administration approved OxyContin, opioids have become the most prescribed drug in America. In 2016, health care providers wrote 289 million prescriptions for opioids, enough for every adult in the US to have more than one bottle of pills. Opioid overdoses are the leading cause of accidental deaths nationwide.

In Clark County, at least 91 people died of opioid-related causes since 2014. Another 51 people died of heroin use during that time period. In Clark County's therapeutic Drug Court, opioid users made up one-third of defendants in 2010, half of defendants in 2014 and 55 percent in January 2018.

Since Clark County Public Health started an opioid overdose prevention program in 2014, it has distributed more than 3,600 kits containing naloxone, which can reverse opioid overdose effects. More than 1,200 people, including Sheriff's deputies, have been trained to use the kits and carry them, and more than 660 overdoses have been reversed.
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Evergreen Habitat for Humanity Dedicates Two Homes in Clark County for the Palmore and Hauxhurst Families Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 2 pm (Photo)
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity - 02/20/18 1:25 PM
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What: Home Dedication
When: Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 2 pm
Where: 1110 SE 77th Ct Vancouver, WA 98664

[VANCOUVER, WA.] (February 20) -- Evergreen Habitat for Humanity will dedicate the homes for the Palmore and Hauxhurst families. Dakota Palmore and Tiffany Hauxhurst look forward to the stability and safety of homeownership. Growing up, Dakota and Tiffany both faced challenges with housing insecurity which negatively affected them. "Homeownership means stability for me and my boys." Says Tiffany. "When I was growing up things were very unstable and not knowing from month to month if we were going to have to move caused a lot of stress and anxiety for me. Even now as an adult I struggle with those feeling, I never want my kids to experience that."

Both single mothers look forward to providing their boys with the strength and stability that comes with an affordable home where they no longer have to move around. "I have never lived in a stable home and my dream is to partner with Habitat to build a home for me and my family. A place we can call home and live in for years and years." Said Dakota.

The two homes were built in collaboration with Evergreen Public Schools, Mt. View High School, and Evergreen High School. Students at both schools enrolled in the Geometry in Construction program earn their math credit while getting hands-on building experience. The class is taught through College Careers and Technical Education for those students who want to learn about the trades. The students worked on their job site at each school, much like regular volunteers work on the traditional job site. These homes couldn't have been built without the support of Evergreen Public Schools and the tireless dedication of the students in the program.

These homes were also made possible thanks to the financial support of Vancouver Energy Community Fund.

Vancouver Grocery Outlet will be on hand to fill the cupboards of both homes 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 families.

Join us in celebration on February 25 at 2 pm, at 1110 SE 77th Ct Vancouver, WA 98664.

Since 1991, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity has worked to improve living conditions for low-income Clark County residents. People in our community, and all over the world, partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.

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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Executive committee of the Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Advisory Committee to meet February 21 in Salem
Oregon Department of Human Services - 02/20/18 1:25 PM
(Salem, Ore.) -- The executive committee of the Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Advisory Committee will meet from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, in Room 160 of the Department of Human Services Building, 500 Summer St. N.E., Salem.

The meeting is open to the public.

Agenda items include: public comment, old business, new business, secretary position, executive committee composition, office tour, and future agenda items.

Sign language interpreters and live captioning will be provided. Those who are unable to attend in person, may access the meeting by calling (503) 934-1400 and using Conference ID # 23678239 to join in.

The meeting location is accessible to people with disabilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact Kelsey Gleeson at 503-947-5104 or kelsey.gleeson@state.or.us. Requests should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting.
For questions about this meeting, please contact: Chad A. Ludwig Chad.A.Ludwig@state.or.us

About the Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advisory Committee
The committee assists the Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Program (ODHHSP) by providing information and expertise on issues affecting individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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History Happy Hour: Triple Nickles and their Secret Mission in Pendleton
Oregon Travel Experience - 02/20/18 1:19 PM
On Friday, March 2, 2018, at 5:30 p.m., Travel Information Council's Oregon Historical Marker Program, in partnership with Travel Pendleton and the Pendleton Air Museum will be hosting History Happy Hour at Oregon Grain Growers Distillery in Pendleton. The topic of discussion is the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion (also known as the Triple Nickles), an elite all-Black paratrooper unit deployed to Oregon near the end of WWII. The Triple Nickles jumped their way into Oregon history in 1945 during a secret mission known as "Operation Firefly.' The guest speaker will be Robert Bartlett, a professor from Eastern Washington University and a member of the Triple Nickel's Association. At this Happy Hour we will learn more about the Triple Nickel's history and how Pendleton played a role. We will also be discussing a location for a historical marker located in Pendleton to commemorate the 555th. This event is open to the public. Check out Travel Pendleton's Event Page on Facebook for updates. https://www.facebook.com/events/108255036660086/


The Oregon Historical Marker Program is administered by the Travel Information Council (TIC). For more information on the Triple Nickles and their historical marker, please contact Annie von Domitz, Heritage Program and Community Assets Manager at TIC. 1-800-574-9397.

Committee for Family Forestlands and State Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee meet Feb. 27
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 02/20/18 1:15 PM
News Release

Date: Feb. 20, 2018

Contact:
Nick Hennemann, Public Affairs Specialist, Salem, 503-910-4311
Kyle Abraham, Deputy Chief Private Forests Division, Salem, 503-945-7473


The Committee for Family Forestlands and the State Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee will meet Tuesday, Feb. 27; the CFF from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the SFCC via conference call from 2 -- 3:30 p.m. The meetings will be in the Tillamook Room at the Oregon Department of Forestry Salem Headquarters, 2600 State Street.

The Committee for Family Forestlands will discuss these topics:
Updates on the Private Forests Division, Legislative session, agency strategic initiatives, and landowner assistance
Land use planning
Food plot rulemaking
Good Neighbor Authority

The State Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee will receive updates about:
The department and the Private Forests Division
Federal funding
Forest Stewardship Program
Forest Legacy Program, including the 2020 call for applications and timelines.

These are public meetings, everyone is welcome. The meeting agendas include time for public comment at the beginning of each meeting. The meeting space is accessible to persons with disabilities. Requests for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours before the meetings. For more information about attending these meetings please contact Susan Dominique at 503-945-7502.

The CFF is a 13-member committee that researches policies that affect family forests, natural resource and forestry benefits. The committee recommends actions to the Oregon Board of Forestry and State Forester based on its findings. You can find more information at: www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/CFF.aspx.

The State Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee advises the State Forester on policy and procedures for the U.S. Forest Service State and Private Forestry Programs, such as Forest Legacy and Forest Stewardship. The committee consists of representatives from state and federal natural resource agencies, private forest landowners, consulting foresters, and forest industry and conservation organizations. You can find more information at: www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/SCC.aspx.

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Bus Driver Arrested for DUII
Gresham Police Dept - 02/20/18 12:22 PM
Gresham, Ore. -- A TriMet bus driver was stopped for speeding and arrested for DUII while driving a bus in Gresham early this morning. At 12:36 AM, a Gresham police officer was on patrol and noticed a vehicle traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed on SE Stark street near SE 205th avenue. The officer caught up to the vehicle and saw that it was a TriMet bus operating on their route number 20.

The officer stopped the bus on SE Stark street near SE 223rd avenue and contacted the bus driver who showed signs of impairment. The officer conducted a DUII investigation and ultimately arrested the driver, 55-year-old Lamont Biggs, a white male from Portland, for DUII. The lone passenger on the bus left during the traffic stop and was not identified. After Mr. Biggs was arrested the bus was released to a TriMet supervisor at the scene.

Due to medical concerns, paramedics were called to evaluate Mr. Biggs. After Mr. Biggs was processed, he was cited for DUII and released from the Gresham Police Department office, as his possible medical condition would have prevented him from being lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

Corrections Deputies and Officers to Graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 02/20/18 12:05 PM
The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of Basic Corrections Local #BCL030 on Friday February 23, 2017 at the Oregon Public Safety Academy, 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon.

We would like to invite you to join us in observing the ceremony and congratulating Basic Corrections #BCL030 on their successful completion of basic training.
The event will begin at 11 am with a reception to follow after the ceremony. Lt. Jamie Russell, Jail Commander of the Lincoln County Jail, will be the guest speaker.

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

Members of Graduating Class BCL030:

Deputy Sheriff Francis Adzima
Washington County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Tyler Audisio
Josephine County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Beau Blackburn
Lane County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Kaitlyn Briles
Linn County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Chad Brown
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Byron Buckelew
Clatsop County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Kirsten Cardwell
Lane County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Alexander Chavez
Malheur County Sheriff's Office

Corrections Officer Shaunna Clark
Washington County Community Corrections

Deputy Sheriff Mariah Colmenero
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Joshua DeLawyer
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Ashlee Dietz
Marion County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff India Gant
Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Ross Good
Lane County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Ryan Hampson
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Karlie Hansen
Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Charles Hearn
Umatilla County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Aubri Hickey
Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Michael Holguin
Josephine County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Jacqueline Jones
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Michael Kissee
Jackson County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Zachary Lafoca
Lane County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Jeffrey Lanning
Lane County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Kenneth Moore
Curry County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Corey Nealeigh
Washington County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Ryan Papenfuhs
Lane County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff David Perlow
Lane County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Charles Peterson
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Steven Quesada
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Krista Richey
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Zane Schnetzky
Umatilla County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Jorge Serrano
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Jason Shain
Northern Oregon Correctional Facility

Deputy Sheriff Tanner Sparks
Benton County Sheriff's Office

Corrections Officer Jeremiah Steiner
Springfield Police Department

Deputy Sheriff Aaron VanHoute
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Adam Whitehead
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Kyle Wolfe
Josephine County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Colton Wright
Union County Sheriff's Office

## Background Information on the BPSST and DPSST ##

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff's Office serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, tribal, 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.

Oregon Farm Bureau welcomes new staffer (Photo)
Oregon Farm Bureau - 02/20/18 12:00 PM
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February 20, 2018, SALEM, OREGON: Oregon Farm Bureau is proud to announce a new addition to the OFB Government Affairs team: Jonathan Sandau.

Sandau joins OFB after serving as a field representative for Congressman Kurt Schrader for the last three years, and experience in state-level politics before that.

Sandau is also the fifth generation of his family to farm in Marion County. Since graduating from the University of Portland, he has helped manage the family grass seed, blueberry, and field crop operation near Pratum.

"Jonathan's personal experience on the farm coupled with his extensive public policy experience make him a great advocate for our members. Jonathan brings knowledge, background, and a passion for agriculture that are hard to match. We are excited to have him working for farm and ranch families as part of the Farm Bureau team," said OFB Executive Vice President Dave Dillon.

"Being part of a fifth-generation farming family, I understand very well the hardships and the challenges of making a living in agriculture, and also the opportunities and successes," said Sandau.

"Working for the Farm Bureau is giving a voice to Oregonians who tend to be overlooked and under-appreciated in terms of the hard work they do and contributions they make to the state's economy and to both urban and rural communities," said Sandau.

Farm Bureau works alongside its grassroots membership, comprised of nearly 7,000 farm and ranch families, in the state capitol -- but oftentimes those members are too busy raising crops or tending to animals to make a trip to Salem during the legislative session. They rely on Farm Bureau to give them professional, informed representation with lawmakers and state agencies.

"We're happy Johnathon has joined OFB to help further our century-old mission of giving Oregon's farm and ranch families an effective, strong, and united voice in the legislature," said Dillon.

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Note to Editors: "Farm Bureau" is a registered trademark; please capitalize in all cases

Oregon Farm Bureau (OFB) is a grassroots, nonpartisan, nonprofit, general farm organization representing the interests of farming and ranching families in the public and policymaking arenas. First established in Oregon in 1919, Farm Bureau is organized in all 36 counties and has nearly 7,000 farm and ranch family members.

Oregon Farm Bureau President Barry Bushue is a third-generation farmer raising pumpkins, u-pick produce, and flowering baskets at a nearly century-old farm near Boring. He is OFB's 15th president.



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City of Hillsboro Crews Continue Response to Winter Weather (Photo)
City of Hillsboro - 02/20/18 11:41 AM
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City of Hillsboro Public Works Department crews are closely monitoring the weather and the status of Hillsboro's roadways as snowfall continues in the area. Hillsboro crews have moved to 12-hour shifts to ensure coverage and response, and crews are applying de-icing solution as needed.

Ahead of the snowfall, City of Hillsboro crews pre-treated roads on Sunday with anti-icing solution in anticipation of the freezing weather. Preparing for the expected snow helped prevent ice from forming and sticking to road surfaces. Crews also serviced and readied snow plows, equipment, and anti-icing solution.

Additionally, City of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department maintenance crews are ensuring community access to City facilities by clearing sidewalks and entrances.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Greater Portland Metro area - including the cities of Hillsboro, Portland, Wilsonville, Oregon City, Gresham, and Troutdale -- from now through 4 am, Wednesday, February 21. Heavy snow is now expected with total accumulations of one to two inches this afternoon and three to seven inches total. Heavier snow is expected between noon and 2 pm.

In the event that snow accumulates on Hillsboro roadways, sand/gravel will be applied at intersections, curves, on hills, and other problem areas to improve traction during and after snow fall. Snow plows also will be deployed to remove accumulating snow on priority roadways.

During this winter weather event, travelers on Hillsboro roadways should anticipate difficult travel conditions, especially during the evening commute -- including significant reductions in visibility at times.

The City of Hillsboro reminds drivers to travel safely and slow down. If you don't need to drive, consider staying home or using public transit. Residents, businesses, and property owners are asked to keep sidewalks adjacent to their property clear from snow or ice for community members who walk or use public transit.

Before driving, consider these helpful reminders:

Fill your gas tank
Give yourself plenty of extra time
Ready an emergency kit
Let someone know your travel plans
Check weather forecasts and road conditions by calling 5-1-1 or visiting TripCheck.com
Have snow tires mounted or chains fitted as needed
Keep the following contact numbers on hand:

To report an urgent problem with City of Hillsboro streets, flooding, or downed trees, call the Public Works Department at 503-615-6509 (during business hours) and 503-629-0111 (after hours).
Report water emergencies to the Water Department at 503-615-6702 (regular business hours) and 503-615-6775 (after hours pager).
To report a downed power line, call Portland General Electric at 503-464-7777 or 800-544-1795.
In case of a life-threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1.



Stay informed about winter weather tips and impacts in Hillsboro:
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Public Works ready to respond to more expected snow in Clark County
Clark Co. WA Communications - 02/20/18 11:34 AM
Vancouver, Wash. -- With snow falling Tuesday morning and more expected this afternoon, Public Works is rearranging schedules for road crews to provide around-the-clock response.

Crews were out Monday and early Tuesday morning pretreating county roads with saline anti-icer, a mix of salt and water, which inhibits ice crystals from bonding to pavement.

Areas currently experiencing the most snow and ice are at higher elevations, 500 feet or more above sea level. In other areas, there is wet pavement and not enough snow to plow. However, with the afternoon forecast calling for up to 7 inches, crews are fully prepared and ready to respond.

Public Works will continue to adjust its staffing plans based on the latest weather forecasts and on-the-ground conditions. Road crews will be prepared to plow roads and spread gravel on curves, hills and other trouble spots where drivers can use more traction.

"We will deliver whatever response is needed to help our residents get through this late-season snowfall," said Scott Wilson, Road Maintenance and Safety Division manager.

Residents are urged to plan ahead and travel only if necessary. Please slow down and allow extra travel time. If there is major snow accumulation, drivers should watch for children playing in the snow or pedestrians walking in the street because of snow-covered sidewalks.

Clark County has almost 100 traffic cameras at signalized intersections, primarily in the urban area outside the city of Vancouver. The cameras, which can be accessed at https://www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/traffic-cameras, provide a handy way for residents to check out current conditions at specific locations before leaving home.

Fallen trees or limbs blocking county roads and other problems can be reported to Public Works at 360.397.2446. Downed power lines should be reported to Clark Public Utilities at 360.397.8000.

More information on the county's winter weather preparation and response is available on the county's website at https://www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/winter-snow-and-ice.

MESD Board Equity and Inclusion Committee meeting 2/23 at 1:00 p.m.
Multnomah ESD - 02/20/18 11:27 AM
The Multnomah Education Service District Board Equity and Inclusion Committee will meet on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the main headquarters, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220.

***MESD Board Regular Session meeting 2/20 at 6:00 p.m.*** Cancelled due to Inclement Weather***
Multnomah ESD - 02/20/18 11:26 AM
The Multnomah Education Service District Board of Directors Regular Session meeting scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on February 20, 2018 has been canceled due to inclement weather.

Male Taken into Custody after Taking Another Male Hostage
Lincoln City Police - 02/20/18 11:24 AM
On February 18, 2018 at 10:58 pm, the Lincoln City Police Department received a request for a welfare check at the Dairy Queen Restaurant located at 2224 NE Highway 101.

LCPD Sergeant Randy Weaver arrived at the business at around 11:03 pm and started checking the building. Weaver saw an unknown male inside the business and attempted contact, but the male ran away from Weaver and into the interior of the business. After LCPD Officer KC Claunts arrived on scene, Claunts and Weaver contained the male inside the business while they waited for Officers Greg Hirsch and Erik Anderson to arrive for assistance.

The unknown male, later identified as Chase Martin, DOB 07-26-1991, was seen holding another male as a hostage and shield from the police. The second male was later identified as the owner of the Dairy Queen Restaurant, Ill Woo Park.

Officer Claunts was able to gain entry into the business at which time Martin was taken into custody and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on charges of Robbery I, Kidnap I, Assault IV, Attempted Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Attempted Theft I, Criminal Mischief II, and Theft III.

Members from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and Oregon State Police also assisted in the identification of the suspect.

Portland Parks & Recreation community centers, swimming pools close early on Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Portland Parks & Recreation - 02/20/18 11:09 AM
All Portland Parks & Recreation indoor pools and community centers will close early on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, due to current winter weather conditions and a pessimistic forecast.

Indoor pools will close at 1pm today, and all community centers will close at 2pm.

No decisions have yet been made about tomorrow's operations.

Other impacts on Tuesday, February 20, 2018:
The main entry road to Powell Butte Nature Park is closed today.
The road to the summit of Mt. Tabor Park is closed.
The following park roads in Washington Park are now and will remain closed through tomorrow (Wednesday, February 21, 2018):

- SW Kingston Dr
- SW Rose Garden Way
- SW Knights Blvd (intermittent closures for crews to clear)

Washington Park closures for Tuesday, February 20, 2018:
- Portland Japanese Garden
- Oregon Zoo

Portland Parks & Recreation will post all updates on the PP&R Inclement Weather page at portlandoregon.gov/parks/weather. Stay safe, and enjoy the snow.

"St. Paddy's Day Blarney Blast" dinner & auction fundraiser set for March 17 at Gray Gables Estate in Milwaukie
Wells Fargo - 02/20/18 10:58 AM
MILWAUKIE, Ore. -- Local residents can break out their green clothes and celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year by attending the "St. Paddy's Day Blarney Blast" at Gray Gables Estate, 3009 S.E. Chestnut St., in Milwaukie on Saturday, March 17.

The nonprofit Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County will host the dinner and auction as its annual fundraiser.

The Blarney Blast will run 6-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $60 ($75 for premium seating) and can be ordered by calling (503) 657-1366. Sponsorships are also available.

Attendees will enjoy Irish appetizers, dinner and libations; a bagpiper; live music by the Bigfoot Mojo trio (including national mandolin champion Josiah Payne and upright bassist Belinda Underwood); Irish dancing lessons; and silent and live auctions. Local newscaster and two-time Emmy award winner Joe Smith, formerly with KGW-TV, will emcee the event.

The auction items include vacations in Bend and on Lopez Island, tickets to a Trail Blazer game (donated by Wells Fargo), a police ride-along (donated by Lake Oswego Police Department), a $1,200 gift certificate to Mattress World, wine tasting at Willamette Valley Vineyards, gift cards to local restaurants and pubs, Irish beer, golf at local courses and a basketball signed by members of the 1977 Trail Blazers championship team (donated by the Maurice Lucas Foundation).

Funds raised at the event will support the ongoing operations at the Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County, which for 46 years has provided free or low-cost services for home-bound, frail, vulnerable and geographically isolated individuals. Not available anywhere else, its programs promote independence, improve quality of life and prevent or end abuse, neglect (including self-neglect) and exploitation of at-risk seniors and adults with disabilities.

About Senior Citizens Council
Founded in 1972, Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County is committed to improving the quality of life for seniors and adults with disabilities in Clackamas County, Ore. Many of those served don't have the ability to pay. The SCCCC relies on donations, grants and fundraising events to support those in need. More information about the council is at www.seniorcitizenscouncil.com.

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Emergency Warming Center Opening Extended and Location Change
City of Salem - 02/20/18 10:31 AM
The Emergency Warming Center will be open tonight, Tuesday, February 20 at First Congregational Church located at 700 Marion St. NE. The Center is open 8:00 pm -- 6:30 am for guests.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 the Emergency Warming Center will open at First Christian Church located at 685 Marion St. NE. Current operations have been extended through Thursday, February 22. We continue to monitor the weather with the Community Action Agency. The operations will be extended if weather conditions persist.

Volunteers Needed: If you have volunteered and/or have been to volunteer training in 2017 and wish to volunteer, please sign up at https://signup.com/group/543154464091

For more information contact Amy Schroeder at Amy.schroeder@mwvcaa.org.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Weather Announcement: Early Release
Reynolds Sch. Dist. - 02/20/18 10:26 AM
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Weather Announcement

Reynolds High School Release at 11:30 am.
All others 2 hour early release.
All PM programs and events canceled.

Oregon culinary institute closed today Tuesday, 2/20
Oregon Culinary Institute - 02/20/18 10:21 AM
Oregon culinary institute closed today starting at 1:00 Tuesday, 2/20.

Vancouver Police locate family member associated with donated urn (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 02/20/18 10:20 AM
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Vancouver, Wash. -- The Vancouver Police Department was contacted by a relative of the woman whose urn was found by an employee at a Vancouver Goodwill in January 2018.

It appears items from inside a storage unit were donated to Goodwill and the urn was among the donated items. It was inadvertently donated. The Vancouver Police Department Evidence Unit will be returning the urn to the relative, who lives in Tacoma, Washington.

The Vancouver Police Department wants to thank the media and members of the public for their assistance in getting information about the urn out via social media. This was instrumental in reuniting the urn with family members.


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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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FBI Tech Tuesday: Building a Digital Defense with Robust Passwords (Photo)
FBI - Oregon - 02/20/18 10:00 AM
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Welcome to the Oregon FBI's Tech Tuesday segment. This week, building a digital defense with strong passwords.

If you are like most of the rest of us -- remembering the 50,000 passwords you are required to use each day can be overwhelming. So overwhelming, in fact, that many people just use the same password -- or a variation of one -- over and over again. Regardless of how many special characters, numbers and capital letters that you put into it -- it is still the same password over and over again.

The people at the National Institute of Standards and Technology -- an agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce -- say that's not good enough. According to NIST researchers, more than 80% of hacking-related breaches used stolen or weak passwords.

Using the same few passwords over multiple platforms, apps, websites and the like is dangerous. Even when you are required to change the password every 90 or 120 days, that's usually not much help because most people just change a single character or add a number at the end of the old password.

So -- what does NIST recommend now? According to those government researchers:

Your password needs to be at least 8 characters, but generally the longer the better. They suggest using passphrases, not single words. For instance -- think of a crazy picture in your head such as "purple cows swim with bananas". You now have a 25-character password that is much stronger than a 6-character password with special symbols, numbers and capitals. And, as a bonus, you are more likely to remember it. Easier for you -- harder for hackers.

Focus on your most important accounts -- such as your email and bank accounts. Give each of these a unique passphrase.

Don't rely on passwords alone. Two-factor authentication is your friend. This requires something you know -- like a password PLUS something you get -- like a randomly generated PIN or code sent to your phone or hard token. If you can set one up on any particular account -- do so.

Don't want to deal with any of this? Consider using a reputable password manager. That's software or an app that generates unique passwords for every one of your accounts.

In the end, remember that there is no perfect system, but there are simple things you can do to make it more difficult for hackers to enter your virtual home.

If you have been victimized by an online scam, be sure to report it to the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov or call your local FBI office.



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SW Washington DUI emphasis results in 2 DUI arrests
Vancouver Police Dept. - 02/20/18 9:50 AM
Vancouver, Wash. --On February 16, 2018, the Vancouver Police Department conducted a DUI emphasis, with assistance from the Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) and the Washington Liquor Cannabis Board.

Here are the results:
Contacts: 18
DUI Arrests: 2
Citations: 3
Warnings: 7

These DUI enforcement efforts are possible thanks to a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.

For more information, visit the Vancouver Police Department DUI Enforcement page: https://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/dui-enforcement

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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.

Klamath Falls grants 173rd Fighter Wing 50-year lease extension (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 02/20/18 9:30 AM
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KINGSLEY FIELD, Oregon -- The City of Klamath Falls demonstrated an unprecedented level of community support for the 173rd Fighter Wing, Oregon Air National Guard, by extending the lease on the airfield property until 2095 -- the longest lease in the U.S. Air Force.

In a ceremony at Kingsley Field, Jan. 19, 2018, city officials expressed their appreciation for the unique mission of the wing and expressed the desire for its continued success into the next century.

"The partnership is one that works well and we believe it will make our community one of the best places to live and work and be part of," said Klamath Falls Mayor Carol Westfall.

U.S. Representative Greg Walden added that the lease benefits both the community and the Oregon Air National Guard.

"The signing of this lease extension exemplifies how our community in the basin has embraced the Guard's mission, supports our men and women in uniform, and benefits from the base's investment back into the community," Walden said.

This lease extension adds a capstone to recent improvements including a new airspace expansion which brings the total area to 11,300 square miles, making it among the largest test and training ranges in the U.S. Air Force.

This airspace expansion allows the opportunity for a fairly new concept in training -- use of a contracted adversary air (ADAIR) squadron which will serve to increase the number of sorties directly related to student training. This new ADAIR squadron of about six aircraft would simulate enemy aircraft during training sorties rather than requiring some of the F-15C's to fill the adversary role. This will free up more of the F-15C's for student training and allow the unit to graduate a larger number of new F-15C pilots for the Combat Air Forces.

The extended lease also helps solidify over $80M in planned construction projects in response to growth requirements such as the addition of nearly 100 active duty troops in an Active Association and the proposed addition of contract aircraft on the ramp. A new fire station is currently under construction and planned projects include a new fuel off-loading and on-loading station, a new corrosion control facility, ramp improvement construction, and many others.

During the ceremony speakers noted the litany of recent accomplishments have paved the way for both this unprecedented lease extension, and positioned Kingsley Field for the future.

"With its over 50,000 square-yards of ramp space, unrivaled support from the community, and four decades of fighter training culture, Kingsley Field is clearly a perfect home for the F-35, or any future training missions for that matter," added Walden.

The 173rd Fighter Wing is home to the sole F-15C formal training schoolhouse for the United States Air Force.

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Oregon Air National Guard Col. Jeffrey Smith, 173rd Fighter Wing commander, presents framed F-15 photos to Klamath Falls Mayor Carol Westfall and Klamath Falls City Councilmen, Feb. 19, 2018, at Kingsley Field, in Klamath Falls, Ore. The wing hosted community members and leaders to celebrate the 173rd FW's unprecedented 50-year lease extension that takes the community partnership out to 2095. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy, 173rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs)

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Carol Westfall, Mayor of Klamath Falls, addresses community members and leaders during a celebratory gathering, Feb. 19, 2018, at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore. Westfall and leaders in the City of Klamath Falls secured an unprecedented 50-year lease extension with the 173rd Fighter Wing that takes the community partnership out to 2095. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy, 173rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs)

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Oregon Air National Guard Col. Jeff Smith, the 173rd Fighter Wing commander, visits with members of the community including Klamath County Sheriff Chris Kaber and Commissioner Derrick DeGroot, during a ceremony, Feb. 19, 2018, commemorating the extension of Kingsley Field's lease to the year 2095 at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore. The extension makes this lease the longest in the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny
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School schedule update for Tuesday, Feb. 20.
Battle Ground Sch. Dist. - 02/20/18 9:15 AM
All Battle Ground Public Schools are closing early today, Tuesday, Feb. 20 due to the weather. Snow routes are in effect for all buses. After-school and evening activities are canceled.

Students will be released at the following times:

High school and middle schools, including River HomeLink, CAM Academy and Summit View: 9:30 a.m.

Primary schools, including Maple Grove and Daybreak Middle School: 10:30 a.m.

Please note that an adult must meet their child at snow route stops or the student will be transported back to school. Snow route information is on the website at http://www.battlegroundps.org/parents-and-students/bus-routes.

Our primary concern is the safety of all students and staff when making these decisions. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

For more information, please tune into local radio and TV stations, visit the district website at www.battlegroundps.org, or call the district's Emergency Information telephone line at (360) 885-5343.

Thank you,

Battle Ground Public Schools

Pacific Power selects projects for major wind power expansion
Pacific Power - 02/20/18 9:04 AM
Contact: Media Hotline 800-570-5838


Pacific Power selects projects for major wind power expansion
1,300 MW of new wind part of Energy Vision 2020 plan

PORTLAND, Ore,--Feb. 20, 2018 -- Pacific Power has selected four new wind projects to fulfill plans to significantly expand the amount of wind energy serving customers by 2020.

The four projects will expand the company's owned and contracted wind power by more than 60 percent and add enough new wind energy to power approximately 450,000 average homes.

The new wind development is part of the company's Energy Vision 2020 initiative, which also will upgrade the company's existing owned wind fleet in Wyoming, Washington and Oregon with longer blades and newer technology, and build a new high-voltage transmission line in Wyoming to connect the new wind energy to PacifiCorp's grid.

"We are committed to expanding the amount of renewable energy serving our customers, and these new wind projects will help us cost-effectively further that goal," said Stefan Bird, President and CEO of Pacific Power, the unit of PacifiCorp that serves customers in Oregon, Washington, and California.

The bids were selected following a request for proposal (RFP) issued in September 2017. The RFP establishes a competitive bidding process for the company to select the most cost-effective new wind projects. The four selected projects are:

A 400 MW wind project in Converse County, Wyoming, which will be built by NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, with half of the project owned and operated by PacifiCorp, and half of the project owned and delivered by NextEra under a Power Purchase Agreement.
A 161 MW wind project in Uinta County, Wyoming, which will be built by Invenergy, LLC, and owned and operated by PacifiCorp.
A 500 MW wind project in Carbon and Albany Counties, Wyoming, which will be built, owned and operated by PacifiCorp.
A 250 MW wind project in Carbon County, Wyoming, which will be built, owned and operated by PacifiCorp.
The additional wind generation and associated transmission line were identified in the company's 2017 Integrated Resource Plan as part of a broader approach to most cost-effectively meet customers' energy needs over the next 20 years. Completing the wind projects by 2020 will allow the company to use federal production tax credits to provide net cost savings to customers over the life of the projects.

The cost of the four new wind projects is estimated at approximately $1.5 billion, which is significantly less on a per-megawatt basis than when the new wind and transmission plan was first announced last April. The per-megawatt reduction in project costs helps make the Energy Vision 2020 initiative lower cost compared to other resource alternatives, such as market purchases, to meet forecasted customer energy needs.

Pending approval from state regulatory commissions, acquisition of rights of way, and receipt of permits, construction of the new wind and transmission projects is expected to begin in 2019.

Visit the following link for a video and more information about EV 2020. http://www.pacificorp.com/ev2020

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Oregon Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program Application Deadline Extended
Oregon Folklife Network - 02/20/18 9:00 AM
The Oregon Folklife Network (OFN) has adjusted the deadline applications for its Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program (TAAP) for 2018. Applications are now due by 5:00 PM on April 1, 2018.

TAAP offers master traditional artists and culture keepers a $3,000 stipend to teach their art form to apprentices from their own communities, Tribes, cultural, religious, or occupational group. The stipend pays masters to pass on their knowledge, skills, and expertise to an apprentice of great promise, who is empowered through these lessons to continue carrying on Oregon's traditions.
 
Examples of Oregon's many traditional folk arts include McKenzie River Drift Boat building, Southeast Asian dance, Norwegian cooking and baking, Northwest logger poetry, Native American basket weaving, Middle Eastern embroidery, Irish or old time fiddling, African-American gospel singing, saddle making and rawhide braiding for working cowboys, and more. Recent TAAP awardees have included an Iranian storyteller, a hip-hop artist, a western gear maker, and an Andean instrument maker.

OFN encourages applications from Oregonians engaged in these kinds of living cultural traditions emerging from their particular heritage or Tribe. This program does not fund historic re-enactments, DIY revival crafts, or those who practice traditions that are not part of their own cultural heritage.
 
CONTACT US FIRST: Please contact us first if you want to apply. Visit our website, ofn.uoregon.edu, or contact Brad McMullen (ofn@uoregon.edu, 541-346-3820) for more information about your eligibility in the program.

APPLICATIONS: Application guidelines and questions can be downloaded at the OFN website: ofn.uoregon.edu/programs. Staff members are available to advise applicants and even help fill out applications.  

DEADLINE: Applications are due at the OFN office by 5 pm, APRIL 1, 2018. Send your complete application package to Oregon Folklife Network, 242 Knight Library, 6204 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-6204.

This program is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the Oregon Arts Commission, and by a grant from the Fred W. Fields Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation. OFN is administered by the University of Oregon and is supported in part by grants from the Oregon Arts Commission, the Oregon Historical Society, the Oregon Cultural Trust, and the NEA. The Oregon Folklife Network works to increase public investment in cultural traditions and those who practice them.
 
About the University of Oregon
The University of Oregon is among the 108 institutions chosen from 4,633 U.S. universities for top-tier designation of "Very High Research Activity" in the 2010 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO also is one of two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities.

Note: The University of Oregon is equipped with an on-campus television studio with a point-of-origin Vyvx connection, which provides broadcast-quality video to networks worldwide via fiber optic network. In addition, there is video access to satellite uplink, and audio access to an ISDN codec for broadcast-quality radio interviews.

Clark County Sheriff's Office to host Reserve Deputy Recruitment Program
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 02/20/18 8:44 AM
Clark County Sheriff's Office to host Reserve Deputy Recruitment Program
Clark County Sheriff's Office Reserve Deputies are fully commissioned law enforcement officers that volunteer their time in service to the community. Reserve Deputies play a vital role augmenting the regular duties of the enforcement branch of the Sheriff's Office. Reserve Deputies serve in a variety of law enforcement functions including routine patrol, traffic enforcement, bicycle patrol, crime scene protection, traffic and crowd control at public events and many other duties.
The reserve deputy program is ideal for professional adults interested in public safety and service to the community but are unable to commit to a full time law enforcement career. Working as a reserve deputy is a rewarding experience that can also be an opportunity to explore the possibility of a full time career in law enforcement.
Reserve Deputy training is held locally and scheduled outside normal working hours. All required equipment and uniforms are provided by the Sheriff's Office. Please plan to join us for this free informative presentation on becoming a Clark County Sheriff's Office Reserve Deputy Sheriff.
Thursday, March 1st, 2018
6:30-7:30PM
Public Safety Complex
505 NW 179th Street
Ridgefield, Wash. 98642
(At NW corner of Clark County Fairgrounds)

For more information, call Sheriff's Recruitment at 360.397.2176 or email sheriffrecruitment@clark.wa.gov
www.clark.wa.gov/sheriff/reserve-unit

ROBOT REVOLUTION: The Coolest Robots Ever! OMSI's new exhibit features robots from all over the world (Photo)
OMSI - 02/20/18 8:28 AM
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PORTLAND, Ore. (February 20, 2018) - Opening on March 17 at The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), Robot Revolution, supported by Google.org, explores how robots will ultimately be our companions and colleagues, changing how we play, live and work together.

The exhibit comes to life with a collection of cutting-edge robots from some of the most innovative global robotics companies and universities. Guests will have the opportunity to interact with robots that are rarely seen by the public, as they step into a visionary world where robots are not just a curiosity, but a vital asset.

"Robotics is a fascinating area of science today because scientists and engineers are constantly pushing the boundaries in their efforts to create new possibilities," said Nancy Stueber, president and CEO of OMSI. "In advocating for informed action, we offer our guests information so they can make their own evidence-based choices, which is why I'm so excited about this opportunity for people to interact with such a wide range of robots. I hope our guests come away from this experience with a deeper understanding of how robots are becoming an integral part of our world."

From Yume Robo, the climbing robot that traverses up and down a ladder, to the Recon Scout(R) Throwbot(R) XT that can be thrown into a dangerous situation to collect vital information, guests will be awed by the breakthroughs and capabilities of these machines.

The exhibit features four areas that delve into various aspects of robotics and offer specific hands-on activities with amazing robots, as well as dynamic videos that feature Dr. Dennis Hong, professor and founding director of RoMeLa (Robotics & Mechanisms Laboratory).

Areas include:

Cooperation: Discover how engineering breakthroughs help create robots that work with humans effectively to enhance our lives. See EMYS mimic your own facial expressions with its advanced facial-coding technology. Get charmed by PARO(R), the furry baby seal therapy robot, which has sensors that can respond to your touch. Try your hand at a surgical training simulation to see what it's like to perform a robotic surgery. See a robot exoskeleton that augments physical strength and can be used by those who are paralyzed. Watch soccer 'bots cooperate with each other as they compete in a game.

Smarts: Identify how these machines are able to sense, plan and then act, while comparing and contrasting the ways in which humans and robots learn. ROBOTIS-OP is able to follow your face and make eye contact using its visual tracking software. The UR5 robot arm conceals an extraordinary ability to learn. Instead of writing code, you simply move the arm, and the robot learns to repeat the movements.

Skills: Learn about the skills robots possess that mimic and often surpass human capabilities. Experiment with various advanced robot "grippers" to select and pick up objects. See how the Fanuc delta robot can select and sort items with precision and speed. A Yaskwawa/Motoman dual-arm robot can challenge you to a game of 21, while Baxter, a robot developed to work alongside humans in factory settings, can play you and a friend in simultaneous games of tic-tac-toe.

Locomotion: Explore the varieties of ways that robots can move and how they can offer humans access to places we could never venture ourselves. Test ROBOTIS-MINI's ability to put one foot in front of the other and control its balance. Meet THES, a snake-like 'bot that can crawl through pipes and alert humans to leaks or system damages. Learn how TOPY OSCAR can climb up and down stairs with its long rubber treads.

There is also a chance to create a 'bot for yourself: Assemble the basic components of a robot using Cubelets and see what you can get it to do!

Robot Revolution runs from March 17 - September 3. Tickets to this exhibit, which include general museum admission, are $19.75 for adults, $13.50 for youth (ages 3-13), and $15.75 for seniors (ages 63+). Prices for OMSI Members are $5 for adults, $3.25 for youth, and $4.25 for seniors. Guests can purchase tickets online at omsi.edu, via phone at 503.797.4000 or in person at the museum.

Robot Revolution is supported by Google.org with additional support from The Boeing Company, RACO Industrial, The David Bohnett Foundation, The Kaplan Foundation and United Airlines.

U.S. Bank and Mentor Graphics are major sponsors of Robot Revolution at OMSI. For more information, visit www.omsi.edu.

About Robot Revolution
The exhibit was created by the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago's (MSI) exhibit development team, who worked with a renowned group of robotics experts to offer insight on exhibit content. This team of advisors includes lead advisor Dr. Henrik I. Christensen, KUKA Chair of Robotics at the College of Computing of Georgia Institute of Technology and executive director of the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines, as well as Dr. Dennis Hong, professor and founding director of RoMeLa (Robotics & Mechanisms Laboratory) of the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department at UCLA.
Robot Revolution is supported by Google.org with additional support from The Boeing Company, RACO Industrial, The David Bohnett Foundation, The Kaplan Foundation and United Airlines. MSI is grateful to the Japanese External Trade Organization (JETRO), the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers-Robotics and Automation Society (IEEE RAS) and ITA, Inc. for their assistance with the development of this exhibit.

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 operates the largest museum-based outdoor science education program in the country and provides traveling and community outreach programs that bring science learning opportunities to schools and community organizations in every county in Oregon and throughout the region. OMSI is located at 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214. For general information, call 503.797.4000 or visit omsi.edu.



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Family of Four Displaced by Monday Night Fire (Photo)
Hillsboro Fire and Rescue - 02/20/18 12:04 AM
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At 9:40 Monday night Hillsboro Fire Department Station 2 was dispatched to a residential fire on the 6000 block of SE Ariel Street. Additional fire units were soon added to the response as the 9-1-1 dispatcher received additional information from the caller.

Firefighters on Engine 2 and Engine 6 arrived to find an exterior fire on the back of the two story home. Although the fire was mostly outside, firefighters found a moderate amount of smoke inside the house. The exterior fire was quickly extinguished. Firefighters then turned their attention to the attic and the crawl space under the house to insure that any fire in those areas was out.

Four adults live in the house, only one was home at the time of the fire. Upon noticing smoke, she evacuated through the front door and called 9-1-1 once she was safely outside.

A Hillsboro Fire Investigator is working to determine the cause of the fire. No damage estimate is available at this time.

Eighteen Hillsboro Fire personnel with the assistance of firefighters from TVF&R Engine 62 responded to the fire. No firefighter injuries were reported. A resident of the home next door to the fire complained of breathing difficulty due to smoke and was treated at the scene by Metro West Ambulance EMTs.

The Hillsboro Fire Department reminds homeowners to evacuate at the first indication of smoke or fire, and call 9-1-1 once safely outside.


For fire and life safety information, visit: www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/departments/fire or call 503-681-6166. For information on what is happening at Hillsboro Fire Department, follow us on Twitter @HillsboroFire
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Woodland Public Schools introduces new attendance policy to address chronic absenteeism (Photo)
Woodland Sch. Dist. - 02/19/18 5:00 PM
Maintaining good school attendance helps to ensure all children have the opportunity to learn, flourish, and realize their dreams.
Maintaining good school attendance helps to ensure all children have the opportunity to learn, flourish, and realize their dreams.
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Monday, February 19, 2018-Woodland, WA-In order to address chronic absenteeism, a serious issue affecting millions of students in the United States, Woodland Public Schools has introduced a new three-level attendance policy to ensure students regularly come to school and learn what they need to know in order to achieve their dreams.

Poor attendance affects students at every age, from kindergarten through high school, potentially causing them to remain behind academically for their entire school career. Chronic absenteeism is defined as a student who misses 18 days of school in a single school year, including both excused and unexcused absences. "Missing only 10% of school days, just two days every couple of weeks for a total of 18 throughout the year, makes it harder for younger students, in particular, to learn basic skills like mathematics and reading," said Stacy Mouat, Truancy Specialist for Woodland Public Schools. "By sixth grade, absenteeism is a leading sign that a student may drop out of high school."

According to Attendance Works, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing student success and reduce equity gaps caused by chronic absenteeism, more than seven million students through the United States are missing so many days of school that they become academically at-risk.

Poor attendance can cause emotional and health issues for students, too. "Students who are chronically absent tend to struggle with self-esteem issues as well as depression," said Mouat. "Delinquent students tend to engage in unlawful activities that lead to very negative long-term life consequences." Conversely, Mouat explains that students with good attendance learn valuable life skills helping them succeed in life, "By starting young, students learn how to establish routines, set goals, and develop a strong work ethic by attending school regularly."

The significant impacts of chronic absenteeism led the Federal Government to require school districts and states to collect chronic absence data and report it publicly as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). In addition, the Washington State Legislature uses chronic absenteeism as a measure for school accountability.

To help reduce chronic absenteeism and increase student learning throughout Woodland Public Schools, the district introduced a new three-level policy:

Level 1: Between 1-9 missed school days throughout a school year.
o Any absences of nine (9) days or less will be excused as long as a parent or guardian contacts their student's school within three (3) days of the student returning to school and the absence follows the district's policy for what is considered an excused absence.
o The following are valid excuses for absences:
?,? Participation in a district- or school-approved activity or instructional program
?,? Illness, health condition or medical appointment
?,? Family emergency
?,? Religious or cultural purpose including observance of a religious or cultural holiday
?,? Court, judicial proceeding or serving on a jury
?,? Post-secondary, technical school or apprenticeship program visitation, or scholarship interview
?,? State-recognized search-and-rescue activities
?,? Absence directly related to the student's homeless status
?,? Absence resulting from a disciplinary/corrective action (suspension, expulsion)
?,? Principal (or designee) and parent/guardian mutually agreed-upon approved activity

Level 2: Between 10-17 missed school days throughout a school year.
o Once a student has missed nine (9) days of school, parents and guardians are notified in writing that they are required to provide written documentation within three (3) days of the student returning to school for all future absences.
o If the parent or guardian contacts their student's school regarding an absence within three (3) days, a notation will be entered into the Skyward system, however the absence will remain unexcused until written documentation is received by the school from the parent or guardian.
o Examples of written documentation include:
?,? A written note detailing the reason the student missed school, dated and signed by the parent or guardian.
?,? A prearranged absence form submitted to the school before the absence takes place.
?,? A dated note from the student's medical professional (doctor, dentist, optometrist, etc.) or other professional service organization explaining the reason for the absence.
o The validity of all written documentation will be determined by the school's Principal or designee. Level 2 absences are not guaranteed to be excused.

Level 3: More than 18 missed school days throughout a school year.
o All absences more than 18 school days will be considered unexcused unless specific documentation demonstrates the student has a serious, ongoing medical condition preventing the student from attending school and that they are under direct supervision of a health care professional. In these extreme cases, school personnel will work with the family to ensure appropriate educational accommodations are made for the student.


"Establishing good attendance habits leads to a student's success not only in school but in future job opportunities, and families play a key role in making sure their students get to school safely every day," said Mouat. "By working together, we hope to ensure all children have the opportunity to learn, flourish, and realize their dreams!"

More information about excused and unexcused absences can be found in Woodland Public Schools' Policy No. 3122 online here: https://goo.gl/74DKVG. You can also learn more about Attendance Works and the importance good attendance plays in student learning and development from their website: www.attendanceworks.org.



Attached Media Files: Maintaining good school attendance helps to ensure all children have the opportunity to learn, flourish, and realize their dreams. , Woodland Public Schools has introduced a three-level policy to reduce chronic absenteeism throughout the district's schools. , According to studies by Attendance Works, more than seven million students in the United States are academically at-risk due to chronic absenteeism. , Regularly attending school ensures students have the best opportunity to develop the skills they need to succeed both at school and in their lives.

Consumer Groups issue warning - Don't Be Fooled by Fake Patient Groups
AARP Oregon - 02/19/18 4:16 PM
AARP Oregon and OSPIRG, the leading senior and consumer advocacy groups in Oregon, are warning voters to watch out for telemarketing scams designed to trick voters into supporting policies that could hurt them.

The Voter Alert comes a week after a Eugene Register-Guard investigation into the shady practices of a group called "Caregiver Voices United." The Register-Guard revealed that the group funded by drug manufacturers pretended to be a patient advocacy group and called Oregonians to convince them to join an effort to stop the prescription drug price transparency bill, HB 4005. One of the independent contractors hired by Caregiver Voices United blew the whistle after looking up the bill and realizing that it was one he and other people would support.

Calling it a "subversive campaign," the Eugene Register-Guard published the documents from the whistleblower. The documents showed:

1. Caregiver Voices United -- the front group -- is actually funded by the pharmaceutical industry, including Allergen, Genentech and GlaxoSmithKline.
2. The script Caregiver Voices United gave its telemarketers is riddled with false information about HB 4005.
3. Telemarketers are paid on a bounty system, earning more money for each voter they convince to send a letter and participate in the campaign.

Oregon seniors have great concern over prescription drug prices and are likely to be targeted in scams like this says Jon Bartholomew, Government Relations Director of AARP Oregon.

"It's shameful that prescription drug companies would spend their money trying to trick seniors into opposing a bill that would finally shine the light on why drug prices keep going up year after year," says Bartholomew. "We are alerting our members: if you get a call from Caregiver Voices United, don't be fooled. This is not a real patient advocacy organization."

Jesse O'Brien, Policy Director at OSPIRG, said "It's clear from the Register-Guard investigation that the powerful pharmaceutical industry will do whatever it takes to keep us from knowing the truth behind their skyrocketing prices."

HB 4005 would require drug companies to report to the state the justification for any price increase 10% or higher. The report must include the company profits from the bill, the cost for research and development, the cost to market the drug, whether there are generic alternatives available and what the drug costs in other countries.

AARP Oregon and OSPIRG have joined with nurses, doctors, health plans, labor and other advocacy groups in support of drug price transparency. They see the actions by the pharmaceutical industry as a way to trick voters into opposing something that would help bring prescription prices down. They urge voters to be alert for the calls.

Top three things to do if you get a call:
1. Ask to speak to a manager. A true patient advocacy group will have one you can speak to. Groups like Caregiver Voices United pay individual contractors who work alone, usually from home.
2. Ask how the group is funded. A true patient advocacy group will be able to provide you with an answer.
3. Do not give the telemarketer your personal information or agree to have a letter sent to your representative on your behalf.

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AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members nationwide and 510,000 members in Oregon, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world's largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.



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Sandy & Estacada Police Log 02/11/18 - 02/17/18
Sandy Police Dept. - 02/19/18 4:07 PM
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Robert Greene Homicide Remains Unsolved After Six Years - Crime Stoppers Featured Case #12-09 (Photo)
Crime Stoppers of Oregon - 02/19/18 3:03 PM
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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for your help in solving a 2012 homicide that occurred in Southeast Portland.

On Sunday February 19, 2012, at 1:28 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting outside the Grand Central Restaurant and Bowling Lounge, located in the 800 block of Southeast Morrison Street.

Officers arrived and located a shooting victim, 30-year-old Robert Greene, suffering from traumatic injuries. Medical personnel arrived and determined that Mr. Greene was deceased. An autopsy conducted later in the day determined that Mr. Greene died of single gunshot wound. Mr. Greene was employed at the Grand Central Restaurant and Bowling Lounge.

The only suspect information at this point is that the shooter is a Black male. Investigators know that there were several witnesses outside at the time of the shooting but these eyewitnesses have not provided information to detectives.

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

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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University of Portland ranked #7th in nation as top school for Fulbright awards among master's level institutions
University of Portland - 02/19/18 2:58 PM
The University of Portland continues to be one of the top producers of Fulbright awards in the nation among master's level institutions, according to an annual study just released by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The University was ranked 7th place nationally in student Fulbright awards for the academic year 2017-2018, with five students who have received the prestigious grant to study, conduct research and/or teach English abroad.

"We are honored that the Fulbright Program continues to recognize the breadth of knowledge and commitment to service of University of Portland students," said Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C., university president. "This distinguished program provides a unique opportunity for our students, through grants across the globe, to broaden their horizons, see the world in new ways, and discover how they can make their own impact on their communities here at home."

Four Fulbright U.S. Student Program Grantees were awarded English Teaching Assistantships (ETAs), including Jessica Busek '17 (Luxembourg), Alana Laanui '18 (Malaysia), Jocelin Morales '18 (Mexico), and Hanna Nightingale '17 (Germany). In addition, a fifth Grantee, Ashley Martinez '17, was awarded a Study/Internship to Mexico.

According to Dr. John Orr, assistant provost and director of the Office of Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement, the Luxembourg ETA and the Mexico Binational Internship awards were the first of their kind for the University, and the first time a UP student has received an award to Luxembourg.

The University of Portland continually ranks in the top tier of all master's level institutions. Since 2001, students from the University have earned 64 Fulbright grants.

- About the Fulbright Program -
Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 380,000 participants -- chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential -- with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Over 1,900 U.S. students, artists and young professionals in more than 100 different fields of study are offered Fulbright Program grants to study, teach English, and conduct research abroad each year. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program operates in over 140 countries throughout the world.
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The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, funded by an annual appropriation from the U.S. Congress to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education.
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The Fulbright Program also awards grants to U.S. scholars, teachers and faculty to conduct research and teach overseas. In addition, some 4,000 foreign Fulbright students and scholars come to the United States annually to study, lecture, conduct research and teach foreign languages.

For more information on the University's ranking, please go to https://www.chronicle.com/article/Top-Producers-of-Fulbright/242557. For further information about the Fulbright Program, please visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright.

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The University of Portland is an independently governed Catholic university guided by the Congregation of Holy Cross. U.S. News & World Report ranks the institution as one of the top ten regional universities in the American West. It is the only school in Oregon to offer a College of Arts & Sciences, a graduate school, and nationally accredited programs in the schools of business, education, engineering, and nursing.

Dayshift Roundup (Photo)
Beaverton Police Dept. - 02/19/18 1:57 PM
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On 02/19/2018 our dayshift officers cleared eight warrants through five arrests and arrested a male displaying a replica handgun.

At 10:06 AM officers stopped a vehicle near SW Hall Blvd/SW Scholls Ferry Rd which contained two wanted subjects. 31- year-old Tyler Church and 18-year-old Anthony Gilroy were taken into custody. Church had two misdemeanor warrants and a felony warrant for his arrest. Church was also charged with possession of methamphetamine and aggravated identity theft. Gilroy had a felony warrant for his arrest and was also charged with identity theft.

At 10:56 AM officers responded to a suspicious person near SW Cedar Hills Blvd/SW Gem Lane. Officers located the suspicious person, 27-year-old Keean Woods. Woods had a felony warrant for his arrest and was taken into custody.

At 11:39 AM officers responded to the area of SW Electric St/SW Hocken Ave on a tip regarding two wanted persons. Officers found 37-year-old Stephen Newman and 38-year-old Bethany Newman. Stephen had two felony warrants and Bethany had one felony warrant out of California. Stephen and Bethany were taken into custody.

At 11:54 AM officers responded to the area of SW Lombard Ave/SW Canyon Rd on a suspicious person who was talking about harming people. As officers approached the male, 61-year-old David Lydick, they noticed he had a gun in his hands. Lydick complied and was detained for further investigation. Witnesses stated they overheard Lydick making threats of violence. Lydick was taken into custody and charged with drinking in public and disorderly conduct in the second degree. The gun turned out to be a replica firearm that propels BB's.

All of the above arrested persons were lodged at Washington County Jail.

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Fire Destroys Outbuilding in Buxton (Photo)
Banks Fire Dist. 13 - 02/19/18 10:23 AM
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BUXTON, OR - At 4:35PM on February 18th crews from Banks Fire District #13, along with assistance from Forest Grove Fire & Rescue as well as Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue's station 17 out of North Plains, were dispatched to a structure fire on NW John Lee RD above Buxton.

Upon arriving crews observed heavy smoke coming from the 40' X 60' single-level outbuilding and upon making entry found the interior fully involved. Crews contended with slick road access, four inches of snow, and the remote location required water supply to be shuttled in using water tenders. Crews spent approximately four hours on scene.

The structure contained miscellaneous farming and logging equipment and was estimated to be a total loss upon preliminary assessment. No injuries were sustained and no animals were housed in the building. The cause of the fire is under investigation.



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Presidents' Day Vigil Planned for Shooting Victims (Photo)
Mortensen Communications - 02/19/18 10:08 AM
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PHOTO OPP: 7 PM at Tualatin HS

More than 200 students and families will gather tonight at Tualatin High School at 7:00 PM to remember those killed and wounded in the recent school shooting that took 17 lives.

The vigil is being organized by Becky Chamseddine, a parent in the school district, to "inspire students and families to take action."

Using the hashtag #Mommabearisdone, Chamseddine posted a notice just 24 hours ago and created a Facebook event, Vigil - A Demand for Change. Since then, students, teachers, and parents have been inviting friends through social media. Current estimates are that more than 200 will attend tonight's vigil.

There are several speakers scheduled, including student representatives from both Tigard High School and Tualatin High School, teachers, and a local pastor.

Organizers hope that tonight's gathering will be the catalyst for real change. Moms Demand Action, an organization being created by Chamseddine, will encourage students and adults to "get active, register to vote, and use their voices to urge lawmakers to create common sense solutions to gun violence."

More information available https://www.facebook.com/events/150210162288303/

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Clean energy projects in Portland receive $373,000 from Pacific Power Blue Sky customers
Pacific Power - 02/19/18 9:53 AM
St. Charles Parish and Bridge City housing get grants that help them be more sustainable and devote more resources to their core missions

PORTLAND, Ore.--A century-old Northeast Portland parish and a new affordable housing project in Southwest Portland will both be getting solar projects to help reduce energy costs thanks in part to funding from Pacific Power customers who voluntarily participate in the Blue Sky renewable energy program.

"Our Blue Sky customers put their dollars to work in their communities," said Sheila Holden, Pacific Power's regional business manager for Portland. "Not only will these facilities supply renewable energy, but they are helping increase the visibility and adoption of renewable technology. We are proud to be part of this important partnership with communities and our Blue Sky customers to both empower technology applications and leverage resources."

The two Portland projects are part of $1.1 million in new renewable energy investment from Blue Sky customers in 2018, bringing more than 675 kilowatts of new renewable energy capacity online. Since 2006, Pacific Power Blue Sky customers have helped fund the installation of 101 community-based projects totaling 8.8 megawatts of renewable energy generation capacity, demonstrating the viability of renewable energy in their communities with more than $10 million in investment during that time.

St. Charles Parish, Portland
At St. Charles, plans call for a minimum 78 kilowatt array atop the school building, which was originally constructed in 1950. The project, which may include a storage component, will supply a high percentage of the building's electricity needs, saving the parish up to $15,000 a year in power bills and making it nearly 75 percent renewable. The $300,000 Blue Sky grant will be combined with funds from other sources.

St. Charles, located on NE 42nd Avenue near Killingsworth, is partnering with Verde, a Cully neighborhood nonprofit that builds environmental wealth with low-income people and people of color, and Neil Kelly Solar. The project is scheduled to be in service by the end of 2018.

"St. Charles Catholic Parish is very much in tune with Pope Francis and his urging that all of us need to take care of the world that gives us life", says Father.Elwin Schwab, parish priest. "Our parish of 350 families recycles most everything, and encourages its people to care for this earth. This solar project solidifies our environmental commitment while allowing us to focus more of our resources on our community and faith outreach work."

Carolina Iraheta Gonzales, Living Cully Community Energy Advocate, added: "The solar project at St. Charles Church is one of six community-based energy projects that we have identified in our Living Cully Community Energy Plan. Pacific Power's Blue Sky customers will fund our first project. We are excited to learn the skills to develop more energy projects in Cully to serve low-income families and community organizations. Verde and our Living Cully Partners believe that renewable energy projects must align with our anti-displacement efforts to help low-income families bring down energy bills and stay in their homes."

Bridge City Housing, Portland
Bridge City is developing is a mixed-income and mixed-use multifamily project located in the South Waterfront district in Portland. The project involves two buildings, one building on the east side of the site offering 177 market rate apartments and a building on the west side of the site offering 203 affordable apartments

A $72,324 Blue Sky grant will help fund a 39.7 kilowatt solar array which will power the west building's communal spaces including the lobby, leasing office, and garage. The solar array will be located on the roof of the west building.

"The solar array supports our commitment to environmentally sound developments that benefit residents and neighborhoods," said Nicole Peterson, director of development PNW for BRIDGE Housing. "The Blue Sky funding for this project also advances our goal of increasing the use of renewable energy solutions and energy efficiency across the portfolio in order to reduce emissions."


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About Blue Sky
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has ranked Blue Sky fifth or better in the nation for the 14th consecutive year in the number of customers buying renewable power. The Blue Sky Block, Usage and Habitat products are Green-e Energy certified; More than 60,000 Pacific Power customers currently participate in the Blue Sky program across Oregon, Washington and California. For more information, visit www.pacificpower.net/bluesky.

About Pacific Power
Pacific Power provides electric service to more than 740,000 customers in Oregon, Washington and California. The company works to meet growing energy demand while protecting and enhancing the environment. Pacific Power is part of PacifiCorp, one of the lowest-cost electricity producers in the United States, with 1.8 million customers in six western states Information about Pacific Power is available on the company's website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, which can be accessed via pacificpower.net.

Be Safe in the Snow (Photo)
Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office - 02/19/18 9:24 AM
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JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. -- With kids out of school today for the holiday, many families may head for the hills to take advantage of the new snow. If you're one of them, be prepared! One family called for help Sunday afternoon when they got stuck in the snow on Forest Road 3740 (photo). A search and rescue deputy came to their aid.

Here are some tips to help keep you safe in the snow:

Start your trip with a full tank of gas.
Tell someone where you're going and stick to your planned route.
Go in a group; if one vehicle gets stuck, others are there to help.
Take enough food, water, and supplies to be on your own for at least 24 hours.
Make sure your vehicle is stocked with winter survival gear, just in case. Necessities include tire chains, flashlights, blankets, dry clothing, water, food, medications, waterproof boots and gloves, and a shovel.
Check the weather forecast. A good local resource is the National Weather Service in Medford: http://www.weather.gov/mfr/
Don't rely on your cell phone! Most of the problem areas have poor or no service. If you can't make a call, try sending a text -- they take less bandwidth and can sometimes get through.
If you know someone who is missing, call us as soon as possible. You don't have to wait a certain amount of time before calling.
If you aren't ready for the conditions, just stay home!

Search and rescue crews will always help in an emergency, but they shouldn't be part of your own safety plan. It can take hours for SAR to respond depending on location, conditions, and call volume. And remember that our amazing SAR teams are made up of volunteers. Every mission takes them away from their families and puts them into dangerous situations.

Thanks for your help. Be safe out there!



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Burglary Arrest Waldport Shell Gas Station
Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office - 02/18/18 6:44 PM
During the early morning of February 18, 2018 Deputy Tadlock and Deputy Larson with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office responded to the Waldport Shell Gas Station after the owner of the business found a damaged window and property stolen from the convenience store. Deputies viewed video surveillance and quickly identified Keith James Holder, 25 year old male from Waldport, as the suspect in this case.

Deputies were able to locate Keith Holder within an hour from the start of the investigation. After conducting an interview with Keith Holder, the deputies were able retrieve all of the stolen property and make an arrest.

Keith Holder was transported to the Lincoln County Jail where he was lodged on the following charges: Burglary I, Theft II, and Criminal Mischief I with a bail set at $215,000.00.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office reminds both residents and business owners the benefits of having a video surveillance system. A surveillance system has a great impact on not only deterring criminal activity but often times the difference between a criminal arrest or having a case go unsolved.



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Respectfully submitted,

Karl Vertner
Patrol Sergeant
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
225 W. Olive St.
Newport, Oregon 97365
kvertner@co.lincoln.or.us
(541) 265-0681

Shooting Investigation Underway in North Portland's Eliot Neighborhood - No Injuries
Portland Police Bureau - 02/18/18 5:37 PM
On Sunday February 18, 2018, at 4:47 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center on the report of gunfire in a nearby parking lot.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted hospital security, learning that there was gunfire in a hospital parking lot and people drove out of the area.

Officers located evidence of gunfire but did not locate any victims. It does not appear that the gunfire had any direct nexus to hospital operations.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team will conduct follow-up investigation.

The hospital was placed into a temporary, partial lockdown as a precaution but has resumed normal operations.

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

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

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

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

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

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Robbery Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 02/18/18 12:23 PM
On Sunday February 18, 2018, at 11:08 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Dotty's, located at 11926 Southeast Division Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that two suspects, armed with guns, demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspects ran out of the business and were last seen running southbound on 119th Avenue.

Several officers, including a Police K-9 Unit, searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects' description.

The suspects were described as white males in their 30s, skinny build, wearing light blue clothing and head coverings.

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

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Teenager Injured in Early Morning Shooting in Southeast Portland's Ardenwald Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 02/18/18 12:14 PM
On Sunday February 18, 2018, at 2:07 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the area of Southeast 36th Avenue and Van Water Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and contacted the 16-year-old female victim suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

Officers located a crime scene in the street at Southeast 36th Avenue and Van Water Street where evidence was collected by investigators. Officers did not learn of any suspect information.

Anyone with information about this incident may contact Assault detectives at 503-823-0400.

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Red Cross Responds to Single-Family Fire in Deschutes County
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 02/17/18 10:27 PM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on Saturday February 17, 2018, at approximately 8:45 p.m. in the 1100 block of Hwy 20, in Sisters, OR. This single-family disaster affected 2 adults.

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

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

UPDATE w/ CORRECTED VICTIM NAME: Woman arrested on Manslaughter, DUII charges following crash that killed two in burning vehicle (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 02/17/18 10:19 PM
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[Naylor C. Joles' name now correctly spelled below]

UPDATE (2/17/18, 6:20 p.m.) -- VICTIMS IDENTIFIED

The victims in the Feb. 15 fatal two-car collision on S. Barlow Rd. have been positively identified and family notifications have been completed. The two victims have been positively identified as:

- Naylor C. Joles, 65 years old, from Oregon City. Mr. Joles was the driver of one of the two vehicles.
- Robert Lough, 58 years old, from Mt. Angel. Mr. Lough was the passenger in Mr. Joles' vehicle.

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EARLIER (Feb. 16, 2018) -- Woman arrested on Manslaughter, DUII charges following crash that killed two in burning vehicle

Please reference CCSO Case # 18-4606

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office arrested one woman on DUII and multiple Manslaughter charges following a fatal Feb. 15 two-car collision on S. Barlow Rd. that led to the deaths of a driver and passenger in a car that caught fire. At this writing authorities are still working to identify the victims.

At approximately 10:03 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, a Lexus G47 driven by suspect Vasilissa Kuzmin, 20, collided head-on with another vehicle on S. Barlow Rd. near the intersection of S. Barnards Rd. The victim vehicle caught fire. Bystanders tried to free the driver and passenger from the burning car, but were unsuccessful. Both occupants perished inside.

At approximately 10:15 p.m. deputies and Canby Fire personnel arrived at the crash scene and interviewed witnesses and Ms. Kuzmin. Kuzmin was transported by Canby Fire to Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) for treatment of injuries suffered during the collision.

During the treatment Vasilissa Kuzmin's blood was drawn and tested for alcohol content. OHSU staff reported Kuzmin had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.21%. A motorist will fail a DUII field test if their BAC reading is 0.08% or higher.

The Sheriff's Office Detectives and the Criminal Reconstruction and Forensic Team (CRAFT) (http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/craft.html ) responded to the crash scene and investigated the roadway evidence and suspect vehicle. Preliminary results from CRAFT suggest Kuzmin's vehicle was headed northbound on S. Barlow Rd., crossed the white fog line, and completely left the road onto the gravel and dirt shoulder. After traveling about 200 feet on the shoulder. The suspect vehicle then overcorrected back onto the roadway -- crossing back over the center line and striking the victim vehicle head-on. The victim vehicle caught fire and both occupants died in the fire.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office is currently working to identify the victims' remains. Once identified, the victim names will be released following family notifications.

Vasilissa Kuzmin, 20, was treated at OHSU and arrested. She is now in Clackamas County Jail, booked on charges that include Manslaughter II (multiple counts), Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants and DUII -- Alcohol. Bail is set at $250,000. A booking photo is attached. Complete booking info can be found online at https://web3.clackamas.us/roster/#inmates

ADDITIONAL TIPS SOUGHT

The Sheriff's Office is seeking additional information in this case. Anyone with information on Vasilissa Kuzmin or her activities leading up to the Thursday, Feb. 15 crash is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please reference CCSO Case # 18-4606

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Oregon State Police -- Winter Travel Safety Tips
Oregon State Police - 02/17/18 6:29 PM
With the potential for poor weather and hazardous road conditions in the next several days the Oregon State Police (OSP) would like to remind motorists of winter travel safety tips.

OSP recommends the following travel safety tips to help get you safely to your destination:

Expect the unexpected. Be informed and prepared when traveling on any of our highways.

When traveling anywhere, plan ahead and take known routes if possible. Our weather has been changing quickly and sometimes without warning. For road conditions in Oregon, call 5-1-1 or (800) 977-ODOT (6368). Outside Oregon, dial (503) 588-2941. Visiting TripCheck.com on the Internet provides information on road and weather conditions, incidents and traffic delays, and links to numerous cameras on many mountain passes and major routes.

Take the time to keep up on current and future weather conditions in the area you are traveling, especially if going to or through higher elevations and mountain passes, areas where your vehicle needs to have appropriate traction tires or devices.

If considering a remote route that you have never traveled on, don't hesitate to contact available road and weather condition phone numbers or Internet resources, or contact police or highway department officials.

Prepare an emergency kit to place in your car for longer trips and keep track of how much fuel is in your tank, especially if traveling unfamiliar routes or into remote locations.

Let friends and family know what routes you plan to take when on a trip, keeping them updated and letting them know if these plans change.

Drive to the conditions. If it's icy or wet, increase your following distance and reduce your speed. Use your headlights to improve not only your visibility, but also so others can see your vehicle.

In bad weather, don't use cruise control.

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Twitter: @ORStatePolice
Facebook: @ospsocial

More than 300 Career and Volunteer Firefighters Train in Salem (Photo)
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 02/17/18 5:51 PM
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More than 300 career and volunteer firefighters from throughout the state are at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem this weekend for the State's annual Winter Fire School. This is the 15th annual Winter Fire School hosted by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) at the Oregon Public Safety Academy 4190 Aumsville Highway in Salem.

This two-day event is the largest two-day fire training experience in the Pacific Northwest that is offered free of charge.

Eleven classes will be offered by DPSST, the National Fire Academy, the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association, and the City of Dallas Fire & EMS Department.

Classes offered range from leadership topics such as Supervising Emergency Medical Services and New Fire Chief: Challenging Issues; to classes that focus on tactics; safety; to hands-on classes such as vehicle rescue, flammable liquids and gases, emergency vehicle operations and live fire training.

This event is held in a weekend setting because over 80% of the firefighters in Oregon are volunteers.

While many people are aware of DPSST's law enforcement training programs, they may not realize that DPSST is also the state fire training organization for Oregon and provides hundreds of training opportunities to firefighters each year at the Academy and at regional locations statewide.

DPSST appreciates the red carpet hospitality local businesses, and the community as a whole, roll-out for the career and volunteer firefighters attending this weekend training opportunity.



Attached Media Files: Winter Fire School , Winter Fire School , Winter Fire School , Winter Fire School , Winter Fire School , Winter Fire School

Update: Missing 11-year-old Boy Found Safe
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 02/17/18 5:46 PM
Update: McKale Cabral was located a few minutes ago and returned safely home.

Original Release:

February 17, 2018 -- An 11-year-old boy has been missing in Aloha since 2:30 p.m. The public is asked to help deputies find the boy to bring him home safely.

On Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 4:50 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies began searching for an 11-year-old boy after his family reported him missing.

McKale Cabral was last seen near the Kinnaman Elementary School around 2:30 p.m. McKale lives with his family in the 18900 block of SW Westword Street in the community of Aloha. McKale was playing with friends and may be on a longboard or a bicycle.

McKale is described by his family as a mixed race boy who is about 5' tall and weighs 100 pounds. McKale has a high-top style haircut with a design cut into the right side of his hair. He was last seen wearing gray dress pants, red suspenders hanging from his waist to his knees, cream high top shoes, and a black zip-up hoodie.

If you see McKale or have information about his whereabouts, please call dispatch at 503-629-0111.

Public's Help Needed to Find 11-year-old Boy Missing in Aloha (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 02/17/18 5:23 PM
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February 17, 2018 -- An 11-year-old boy has been missing in Aloha since 2:30 p.m. The public is asked to help deputies find the boy to bring him home safely.

On Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 4:50 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies began searching for an 11-year-old boy after his family reported him missing.

McKale Cabral was last seen near the Kinnaman Elementary School around 2:30 p.m. McKale lives with his family in the 18900 block of SW Westword Street in the community of Aloha. McKale was playing with friends and may be on a longboard or a bicycle.

McKale is described by his family as a mixed race boy who is about 5' tall and weighs 100 pounds. McKale has a high-top style haircut with a design cut into the right side of his hair. He was last seen wearing gray dress pants, red suspenders hanging from his waist to his knees, cream high top shoes, and a black zip-up hoodie.

If you see McKale or have information about his whereabouts, please call dispatch at 503-629-0111.



Attached Media Files: Media Release , McKale Cabral

Car Prowler Arrested After Breaking Into a Car in the Pearl District (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 02/17/18 9:30 AM
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On Friday February 16, 2018, at 7:21 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a car prowl in the 200 block of Northwest 13th Avenue. The victim was reporting that an iPad was stolen and was being tracked in the area.

Officers canvassed the area and eventually located the iPad on I-405 after it appeared to have been dropped from an overpass. As officers continued to search the area, an officer saw 42-year-old Joseph Todd Schowengerdt in the area. Schowengerdt was known to the officer from previous contact and the officer was aware that Schowengerdt had outstanding warrants.

Schowengerdt was arrested without incident and as officers inventoried his property, they located property belonging to the car prowl victim.

Schowengerdt was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on several charges including outstanding warrants for his arrest.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind community members to keep the interior of their vehicles "showroom" clean. Community members are advised never to leave valuables, including bags, purses, wallets, briefcases, laptops, tablets, cell phones, loose change or anything that may appear valuable to a thief in plain view.

Additional crime prevention tips can be found by visiting the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention page regarding car prowls, http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/320547

Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau released a video in 2009 titled "Confessions of a Car Prowler," which can be viewed at http://youtu.be/De5IHBoGz6A

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Stabbing in Old Town Early Saturday Morning Injures One Person
Portland Police Bureau - 02/17/18 9:18 AM
On Saturday February 17, 2018, at 2:29 a.m., Central Precinct Entertainment Detail Officers were contacted at Northwest 3rd Avenue and Couch Street by a 25-year-old man who said he'd been stabbed.

Officers immediately began applying medical aid to the victim's injuries and called for medical personnel to respond to the scene. Once medical personnel arrived, the victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers located a crime scene at Northwest 3rd Avenue and Davis Street and learned that the suspect was a Black male in his 20s, accompanied by a Hispanic female in her 20s, and they were last seen walking out of the area, westbound on Davis Street.

Officers did not learn any information about what led to the stabbing and Assault Detail detectives will be conducting follow-up investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident may contact Assault detectives at 503-823-0400.

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Fatal Crash Highway 126W near Walton -- Lane County (Photo) Update Time Correction
Oregon State Police - 02/16/18 8:01 PM
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into this afternoon's single vehicle fatal crash on Highway 126W near Walton.

On February 16, 2018 at approximately 2:26 PM, OSP troopers and first responders were dispatched to a single vehicle crash on Highway 126W at milepost 33, near Walton. Preliminary investigation revealed that a white 2013 Dodge Van, operated by Sharon Lee MILLER, age 76, from Mt. Angel, was traveling eastbound on 126W navigating a small left hand corner when it left the roadway for unknown reasons. The Dodge hit a tree on the passenger side before coming to rest.

The passenger Charles Eugene MILLER, age 83, from Mt. Angel, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene after lifesaving measures were performed by EMS.
Sharon was transported by ambulance to the Riverbend Hospital with non-life threating injuries.

OSP was assisted by Lane County Sherriff's Office, Lane County Fire Authority and Oregon Department of Transportation. The highway was closed for approximately 35minutes.

This is an on-going investigation and more information will be released when available.

Photograph Courtesy of OSP

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Police Looking for Hit and Run Suspect (Photo)
Gresham Police Dept - 02/16/18 6:18 PM
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Gresham, Ore. -- Gresham Police is still searching for the suspect vehicle involved in a Jan. 28 fatal hit-and-run crash on NE Burnside Rd. The accident killed 60-year-old Gresham resident Dennis Yamnitsky and authorities are hopeful the public can help identify the car and driver.

The car is described as a light-colored, possibly silver or champagne, four-door import sedan. There is likely damage to the car's driver-side front quarter panel.

At approximately 6:40 p.m. on Jan. 28, officers responded to the report of a pedestrian being struck by a car near McDonalds on NE Burnside Rd. The involved driver fled the scene and Yamnitsky later died from his injuries.

Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to call police non-emergency at 503.823.3333 or the Gresham Police tip line at 503.618.2719.



Attached Media Files: Hit and Run Vehicle , Hit and Run Vehicle

Clark County Stories Series Explores: How We Came to This Place
Clark County Historical Museum - 02/16/18 6:00 PM
What: Grab a snack, don a smile, and get to know one another - join us for community history conversations.

Whether you have lived in Clark County all your life or arrived more recently, we invite you to come meet your neighbors, share how you and your family came to the area, then let's discuss changes that are happening all around us.

Participants will visit in facilitated small groups and come together in a larger group to explore our shared history.

When & Where:
March 3, 1:00 -- 4:00 pm, How We Came to North Clark County, Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 SE 8th Way, Battle Ground, WA 98604
May 26, 1:00 -- 4:00 pm, Migration Stories, Vancouver Community Library - Columbia Room, 901 C Street, Vancouver, WA 98660 (ASL Language Accessible)
October 11, 6:30 -- 8:30 pm, Sharing Our Stories, WSU Vancouver, 14204 NE Salmon Creek Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98686 (ASL Language Accessible)

Sponsored by: CCHM, Fort Vancouver Regional Library District, Humanities Washington "Washington Stories" Grant, Peabody's College of Arts and Sciences Meyer Distinguished Professor Fellowship, Washington State University Vancouver, and Washington State University History Department's Pettyjohn Fund.

These conversations are part of the series, Clark County Stories: How We Came to this Place:

Recognizing a growing gulf of understanding between recent arrivals and Clark County residents with deeper historical roots, Washington State University Vancouver professors, Sue Peabody and Donna Sinclair, in collaboration with CCHM and Fort Vancouver Regional Library District, began a series of community conversations to identify bearers of these stories of change, foster community dialogue, and facilitate mutual understanding.

Given that the population of Clark County has more than doubled in the past three decades (from 221,654 to nearly 500,000 in 2017) and more than half (54 percent) of the current residents being born in another state or country, they got to thinking: "How did all these people come to Clark County?" and "How is Clark County changing in response to this growth?"

Born out of those questions, "The theme -- How We Came to This Place -- is both literal and metaphorical," says Sinclair. "We are looking at stories of migration: how residents and their ancestors arrived here. But, we are also interested in exploring together the historical question: how is `this place' the result of historical forces, both local and global?"

Adds Peabody: "Each of us has a story about how we came here. Each of us can see the rapid development and changes in our communities. These facilitated conversations are designed to help us explore our connections to Clark County and our shared recent history. It's a great way to meet your neighbors and share what's on your mind."

Brad Richardson, CCHM Executive Director, notes that while the older history of Clark County has been well documented, the oral histories and stories of these newcomers need to be captured and shared with our community.

This series is an opportunity to begin adding these new stories into our collective history.

The full calendar of Clark County Stories events can be found here: www.cchmuseum.org/category/upcoming-events/

Sue Peabody, Ph.D., is Meyer Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and History at Washington State University Vancouver.

Donna Sinclair, Ph.D. is an independent scholar specializing in oral history and the history of the Pacific Northwest.

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UPDATE -- VIDEO, NEW PIX, CORRECTION: Happy Valley PD makes arrest in rash of car clouts; tips sought (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 02/16/18 5:41 PM
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UPDATE (Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, 5:30 p.m.) -- VIDEO, NEW PIX, CORRECTION, NEW CHIEF ANDERSON STATEMENT

A few updates:

1. CORRECTION: References to an accomplice removed from release below. Authorities are not seeking to ID an accomplice at this time.

2. VIDEO OF SUSPECT VEHICLE: Video of the suspect vehicle that provided a major break in the case can now be downloaded from this Dropbox address:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ug62brzxq4y4hhg/18-004619-FootageOfSuspectCar.mov?dl=0

3. PHOTOS: Photos of some of the recovered stolen items -- and Happy Valley residents reclaiming them -- are now attached.

4. ADDITIONAL STATEMENT FROM CHIEF ANDERSON: Folks are already getting their stolen items back. One of them told us, "We're just a small family construction business. When our tools get stolen, that affects everything. It could mean our house if we can't work."
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EARLIER (Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, 3:17 p.m.) -- Happy Valley PD makes arrest in rash of car clouts; tips sought

Please reference CCSO Case # 18-004619

The Happy Valley Police arrested a suspect last night in a theft spree that had plagued Happy Valley in recent weeks.

Last night (Thursday, Feb. 16, 2018) at 1:41 a.m., deputies contracted to Happy Valley PD spotted a suspect vehicle in the recent rash of car clouts, car thefts, and item thefts -- a crime spree that had spiked in several Happy Valley neighborhoods in the last two weeks.

Deputies activated patrol lights and pulled over the suspect vehicle. Inside, deputies found driver Dylan Young, age 20, driving. Deputies also spotted several tools and duffel bags in the car, along with knives and drug paraphernalia. A drug dog, K9 Urban of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, alerted on the suspect vehicle.

Deputies then searched the car -- finding ID belonging to multiple Happy Valley residents, stolen tools, heroin, meth, an Airsoft replica gun, knives, 5 cell phones, and 6 garage door openers, among other items.

Young reportedly told deputies he'd been on a two-week meth binge and had been driving to Happy Valley several nights a week to look for items and vehicles to steal. He further told deputies he had been searching for unlocked cars, taking whatever he could, and entering garages opened using the various garage-door openers in his possession.

In the process of the search and resulting arrest, deputies learned information linking Young with known thefts in the area.

In the last two weeks, Happy Valley PD has responded to reports of four stolen cars and over 30 thefts.

Happy Valley authorities are currently going through theft reports over the last two weeks to connect recovered property with victim owners. Several victims have already been contacted

"We dedicated significant resources to these cases over the last couple weeks," said Happy Valley Police Chief Scott Anderson, who had written extensively about the case on the Happy Valley PD Facebook page. "This included crime analysis, detective work, stakeouts, and our patrol folks taking reports and chasing leads. One of the key pieces that helped us make the arrest was a canvas of one neighborhood in which we discovered video surveillance that revealed the suspect vehicle. This was a key break in the case."

Dylan Leif Young is currently lodged in Clackamas County Jail on charges including Burglary, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, and Possession of a Controlled Substance -- Heroin. Bail is set at $52,500. This investigation is ongoing, and there may be additional charges.

ADDITIONAL TIPS SOUGHT

The Sheriff's Office is seeking additional information in this case. Anyone with information on Dylan Young or his alleged crimes is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please reference CCSO Case # 18-004619.

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

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State agencies to meet March 5 and 7 on proposed gold mine in Malheur County
Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries - 02/16/18 5:05 PM
ALBANY, Ore. - State agencies will meet by teleconference March 5 and 7 on a proposed gold mine in Malheur County.

The Technical Review Team (TRT) will meet by teleconference on Monday, March 5 at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. PST. The TRT's Geochemistry Subcommittee will meet by teleconference on Wednesday, March 7 from 10 a.m. to noon PST.

Meeting agendas are available at http://bit.ly/grassymt

The public and media may listen to the meeting in person at the Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) office at 229 Broadalbin Street SW, Albany or by phone. For call-in instructions, contact DOGAMI at 541-967-2040.

The TRT is an interdisciplinary team of state agencies that reviews information related to a proposed mine during all phases of the application process, and ultimately develops consolidated permit conditions that conform to Oregon regulations. The federal Bureau of Land Management serves on the team in an ex-officio role.

Missing Person (Photo)
Beaverton Police Dept. - 02/16/18 4:46 PM
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Beaverton Police Department is currently looking for 22 year old Robert Gary Maricelli. Mr. Maricelli is a Beaverton resident who has not been seen since 11:00 PM on February 10th, 2018. Mr. Maricelli was last seen in the area of the Steele Bridge in Portland.

Mr. Maricelli was last seen wearing black sweat pants, a black sweater and black slip on shoes. Mr. Maricelli is described as 6 feet tall, 165 pounds, brown hair and blue eyes. Mr. Maricelli has short buzzed cut hair and has no tattoos or piercings.

If anyone has seen Mr. Maricelli or has information regarding his whereabouts please call 503-629-0111 and speak to a Beaverton Police Officer.



Attached Media Files: Press release , Maricelli picture , Maricelli picture

Oregon Department of Forestry hosts national conference in central Oregon on aviation's role in fighting wildfires
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 02/16/18 4:34 PM
News Release

Feb. 16, 2018

Contacts:
Neal Laugle, ODF Aviation Manager, 503-945-7508
Bobbi Doan, ODF Public Affairs Specialist, 503-945-7506


SALEM, Ore. -- Wildfires are increasingly fought in the skies as well as on the ground. Nowhere was that more apparent than at this year's National States Fire and Aviation Conference hosted by the Oregon Department of Forestry in central Oregon Feb. 6-8.

The meeting's purpose was to bring aviation managers from across the nation to discuss important fire and aviation issues impacting aerial firefighting programs. Over the course of three days, dozens of fire managers, contractors, vendors and researchers engaged in learning about the latest advances in aerial firefighting technology. The conference highlighted multiple presentations about unmanned aerial vehicles (also known as drones), including lessons learned from their experimental use in last summer's wildfires, to the evolving regulations governing how they can be flown.

Additional topics included short-wave infrared technology and its ability to see through heavy smoke and provide sharp images and fire mapping in real time for on-the-ground fire managers. Attendees also heard about aircraft maintenance, new research on chemicals to make water more effective at suppressing wildfire, and Colorado's expanding use of its firefighting plane for other hazard-related missions.

Attendees came from as far away as Alaska, Florida and Pennsylvania to the site of the conference at the Sunriver Resort near Bend, not far from where a number of wildfires burned in the Cascades during 2017. Deputy State Forester Nancy Hirsch welcomed the conference attendees to Oregon, emphasizing the importance of cooperative relationships between states during increasingly challenging fire seasons.

ODF's Aviation Manager Neal Laugle said the event underscored the growing recognition of the vital importance of aircraft in the battle against catastrophic wildfire. "From detection to fire mapping and active suppression support, aircraft now play a critical role in the fight to save lives, property and natural resources," Laugle said. "Next year marks the 100th anniversary of the state of Oregon beginning to use aircraft to spot wildfire from the sky, so we were especially proud to host this year's conference. It looks like the next 100 years will see even greater reliance on airborne resources by state and federal agencies to help us carry out our firefighting mission."

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Oregon OSHA further extends comment period for pesticide rules
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 02/16/18 4:34 PM
(Salem) -- The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) has again extended the public comment period on proposed additional safeguards against pesticide drift. The decision moves the deadline from Feb. 28 to March 15 and allows more time to comment on the proposed rules while considering a revised statement of need and financial impact.

Oregon OSHA appointed a Fiscal Impact Advisory Committee to provide additional analysis as part of the agency's updates to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Worker Protection Standard. The committee included both grower and worker representatives. The committee finished its work in February with an Amended Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact.

Oregon OSHA's rule proposals add protections to the EPA's Application Exclusion Zone. The zone surrounds and moves with pesticide-spray equipment during applications. It must be free of all people other than appropriately trained and equipped pesticide handlers.

Learn more about Oregon OSHA's rule proposals and review the Amended Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact at http://osha.oregon.gov/rules/making/Pages/proposed.aspx

Learn more about the Fiscal Impact Advisory Committee at
http://osha.oregon.gov/rules/advisory/ag-emp/Pages/wps-fiac.aspx

Extending the comment period through March 15 marks the third time Oregon OSHA has allowed more time to review and remark on the rule proposals. The comment period was originally scheduled to end Dec. 15. To comment:

Department of Consumer and Business Services/Oregon OSHA
350 Winter St. NE
Salem, OR 97301-3882
Email: tech.web@oregon.gov
Fax: 503-947-7461


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

The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, go to www.dcbs.oregon.gov.

Oklahoma Murder Suspect Arrested During Sex Trafficking Unit Undercover Operation (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 02/16/18 4:03 PM
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In the evening hours of Thursday February 15, 2018, the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit arrested a 36-year-old man during an undercover sex trafficking operation, later determining that the suspect was wanted for murder in Oklahoma.

The suspect, using a false identity, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Patronizing a Prostitute. After his booking, his true identity of Alonzo John Kelly III was determined at jail and it was learned that Kelly was wanted or murder in Oklahoma. After the arrest, notifications were made to the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office.

Information about the homicide investigation was shared today by Fox 23 news in Tulsa, Oklahoma: https://www.facebook.com/fox23news/videos/10156112012977556/

The arrest came during a Sex Trafficking Unit undercover mission to address online sex trafficking. For investigative reasons, the Sex Trafficking Unit is not sharing the specific website, application, or ad text publicly that was used during this operation.

Kelly arrived at a Southeast Portland hotel after responding to one of the online ads used during the investigation. After his arrest for Patronizing a Prostitute, investigators worked to determine his true identity, suspecting that the name and identification he provided were false. After being unsuccessful at determining his true identity, Kelly was booked into jail where a more thorough identity confirmation was possible, leading to the discovery of his true identity and the fugitive warrant.

The Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit conducts these undercover operations because sex trafficking and prostitution are not victimless crimes. Victims of sex trafficking and prostitution are forced, coerced, and manipulated into this lifestyle against their will. They are forced to suffer through physical, sexual, and mental abuse. The Portland Police Bureau, in conjunction with other Federal and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to deterring prostitution and sex trafficking activities.

The Bureau also works with community organizations like Lifeworks NW to help sex trafficking victims: https://www.bja.gov/programs/supporting-victims-of-sex-trafficking-in-Portland.html

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Warming Center Activation Sunday, February 18 Through Tuesday, February 20
City of Salem - 02/16/18 3:20 PM
The Emergency Warming Center will be activating Sunday, February 18 - Tuesday, February 20 at First Congregational Church located at 700 Marion St. NE. Hours of operation for guests is 8:00 p.m. - 6:30 a.m.

If you have attended Emergency Warming Center Volunteer Orientation and/or volunteered this season and would like to volunteer again, please go to www.mycommunityaction.org for details.

For more information contact Amy Schroeder at amy.schroeder@mwvcaa.org.

Salem Couple and Others Arrested In Felony Wildlife Crimes -- Lake County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 02/16/18 2:37 PM
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On February 14, 2018, the LaPine Office of the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division completed a four month investigation into the unlawful killing of several Winter Range Trophy Class Mule Deer Bucks. They were assisted by Fish and Wildlife Troopers from both the Klamath Falls and Salem offices.

The investigation originated when a trooper located a trophy class buck deer shot near Cabin Lake Road in Lake County with the assistance from the OSP Fish and Wildlife Aircraft during winter range patrol. That incident led to a search warrant being executed at the residence of G.W. Todd FULFER, age 40, and his wife Samantha GERMAN-FULFER, age 27, in Salem, on January 31, 2018. Evidence at the residence, along with additional information, led Fish and Wildlife Troopers to the Albany home of Scott Allan HARRIS, age 55. Upon the service of a second search warrant, additional evidence was seized including several trophy class antlers.

A fourth suspect, Jacen Todd FULFER, age 19, was contacted at his residence in Lebanon, as officers conducted their investigations in Salem and Albany.

All four suspects were cited into Lake County Circuit Court on a variety of charges ranging from Take/Possession-Buck Deer (Felony), Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Waste of Game Mammal, and Hunting Game Mammal Prohibited Method.

The investigation produced evidence indicating both Samantha GERMAN-FULFER and her husband, GW Todd FULFER, committed wildlife crimes in Lake, Jefferson, Benton, Linn, and Marion Counties. In addition to the multiple deer suspected to have been poached by the FULFERS in 2017, evidence at the residence suggested that a wild turkey and pheasant were also harvested illegally. The suspects were also cited into the other counties for Felon in Possession of a Firearm and various Wildlife Crimes.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact either the TIP hotline at 1-800-452-7888, OSP (677) or by calling Oregon State Police Dispatch at 541-776-6111.

Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators
Poaching wildlife and damaging habitats affects present and future generations of wildlife, impacts communities and the economy, and creates enforcement challenges.

The Turn-In-Poachers (TIP) reward is paid for information leading to the arrest/conviction of person(s) for the illegal possession, killing, taking, and/or waste of deer, elk, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, furbearers and/or game birds.
TIP rewards can also be given for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, and/or large numbers of any fish listed in Oregon statute as a game fish.
$1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat and Moose

$500 Elk, Deer and Antelope

$300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf

$300 Habitat Destruction

$100 Game Fish and Shellfish

$100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl

$100 Furbearers

How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity:

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 (24/7)

TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM)



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County commissioners present annual State of the County address (Photo)
Marion County - 02/16/18 1:31 PM
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Salem, OR - On February 14, Oregon's 159th birthday, Commissioners Janet Carlson, Kevin Cameron, and Sam Brentano delivered their annual State of the County address to a packed house as part of SEDCOR's monthly economic business forum. The commissioners covered topics ranging from innovation and technology for agriculture, to infrastructure investments, public and mental health, public safety, and homelessness.

Commissioner Brentano focused his remarks on forest policy and transportation. Affirming Marion County's support for a Third Bridge across the Willamette River, Brentano said, "The roads from Marion and Polk counties are necessary to get people and products to and from Salem and the rest of the world. This bridge has a regional impact and we believe it's necessary for this area to survive and thrive."

Commissioner Cameron gave several examples of economic development initiatives in the Santiam Canyon, North Marion County, and Salem-Keizer. He also made the case for a dedicated patrol district in East Salem that would add ten deputies, stating, "This will free up deputies to serve our rural communities. Public safety always has to be our priority as elected officials."

Commissioner Carlson's comments focused on public safety, homelessness, and mental health. As a community priority, Marion County allocates approximately 78 percent of the general fund budget to public safety services. The county is launching Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion to connect certain non-violent offenders with treatment, housing, and health services in lieu of jail, and is working alongside the Mid- Valley Community Action Agency and other community partners to open a shelter for runaway and homeless youth. Other new initiatives include Stepping Up which will divert mentally ill people from the county jail and pre-trial justice which will prioritize jail stays for those awaiting trial by their likelihood of appearing for court and safety risk to the community.

Commissioner Carlson concluded her portion of the presentation by announcing her retirement at the end of her current term. She said, "This is the best job I've ever had. As a county commissioner, we can see the influence of the work that we do every day."

The State of the County can be viewed on YouTube at http://bit.ly/2018StateoftheCounty or on the Board of Commissioners Facebook page (@MarionCountyBoard).

The presentation will be replayed on Comcast channel 21 through February 26 at the following times:
February 17 at 2:30 p.m.
February 18 at 8:30 a.m.
February 20 at 10:00 a.m.
February 21 at 12:00 p.m.
February 23 at 4:00 p.m.
February 25 at 7:00 p.m.
February 26 at 8:00 a.m.

The State of the County kicks off the commissioners' annual community tour with town hall meetings throughout the county. The tour begins next week with a community meeting at the Mt. Angel Library on February 21 from noon to 1 p.m. The library is located at 290 E Charles St. in Mt. Angel. A complete list of community forums is attached.

For more information about State of the County or Marion County's programs and services, visit our website at www.co.marion.or.us contact the Board of Commissioners Office at (503) 588-5212 or commissioners@co.marion.or.us.



Attached Media Files: Marion County Board of Commissioners

Port of Vancouver USA CEO Julianna Marler recognized with 2018 Iris Award (Photo)
Port of Vancouver - 02/16/18 1:17 PM
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VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Port of Vancouver USA CEO Julianna Marler is being recognized for exceptional leadership with a 2018 Clark College Iris Award. Marler and three other local women of distinction will be honored at an awards reception on International Women's Day, March 8.

Throughout her 10 years and in multiple leadership positions with the Port of Vancouver, Marler has helped move the port through challenging times, including organizational growth, economic changes and public and political challenges. She has earned the trust, respect and support of community leaders and port staff, constituents and tenants.

"Through everything the port's experienced over the last few years, Julianna has been a steadying and uplifting hand, leading the port team, building on our partnerships and keeping everything running smoothly as we grow," said port commission President Eric LaBrant. "We're very fortunate to have her at the helm and proud that she's being recognized for her hard work."

"I would like to congratulate Julianna on being an Iris Award recipient," said Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle. "This award recognizes Julianna's contribution and dedication to advancing economic development and success in our city."

"The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce benefits greatly from the insight and perspective Julianna brings to our Board and we are delighted with the recognition of her with this year's Iris Award," said Chamber CEO John McDonagh. "Julianna has spent most of her career as one of our community's quiet leaders, working diligently out of public view but nonetheless contributing significantly to the community during her time with the City of Vancouver and continuing that diligence at the Port of Vancouver."

The Port of Vancouver and its tenants generate $2.9 billion in annual economic benefit, provide 3,200 direct jobs and support an additional 20,000 jobs in the community. Marler leads this economic engine, and the port is improving and marketing industrial land; partnering with sister ports in Clark County to attract more employers and jobs; and partnering with the City of Vancouver to transform the downtown waterfront into a destination for locals and visitors alike.

About the Iris Awards
The Iris Awards follow in the tradition of the Southwest Washington Women of Achievement Awards, which began in 1985 at Clark College. In 2012, the event was reintroduced as the Iris Awards, still celebrated on or around International Women's Day and with the same core mission: honoring the lasting and far-reaching contributions of women in Southwest Washington and beyond.

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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.



Attached Media Files: Julianna Marler

Clark County to recognize environmental stewardship at Green Gala
Clark Co. WA Communications - 02/16/18 1:03 PM
Vancouver, Wash. - Clark County will host the Green Gala celebration on Thursday, Feb. 22, at Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St. This free event is open to any business or individual interested in environmental sustainability.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the program will begin at 6 p.m.

The event will feature a presentation by Waste Not Food Taxi, a nonprofit that redistributes unwanted commercial leftovers to people in need.

Five awards will be presented to businesses and community members for their leadership in sustainability. The categories are:

Green Apple Award for a school employee
Green Business Awards for one small and one large business
Green Neighbor Award for a citizen
Master Composter Recycler Superstar for a volunteer

"This event is an opportunity to recognize achievements and highlight projects that demonstrate environmental stewardship," said Sarah Keirns, environmental outreach specialist. "It will be an informative and fun evening."

A reception will follow the awards ceremony.

Please register in advance at https://clarkgreenneighbors.org/news-events/green-awards.

To learn more about the Solid Waste and Environmental Outreach program, visit https://www.clark.wa.gov/public-health/solid-waste-environmental-outreach.

*Update* Suspect Arrested - FBI and Curry County Sheriff's Office Ask Public's Help in Finding Attempted Aggravated Murder Fugitive (Photo)
FBI - Oregon - 02/16/18 12:14 PM
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From the Curry County Sheriff's Office:


On 02-15-18 at about 9:38pm Pacific Time, Lucas DeYoung was taken into custody by the Nevada State Highway Patrol on the Curry County and FBI warrants for his arrest. DeYoung was lodged in the Humboldt County Jail in Winnemucca, Nevada.

On 02-15-18 at about 12:15pm, the Curry County Sheriff's Office received information from a concerned citizen that DeYoung was calling and harassing them, and, through some investigative leads, it was determined that DeYoung was either in Utah or Nevada. Dispatch started notifying all law enforcement agencies in those areas to attempt to locate DeYoung.

The Nevada Highway Patrol saw a vehicle with Virginia plates parked alongside the road on I-80 near milepost 164 in Nevada with a male sleeping in the driver's seat. The NHP contacted the person inside who fit the description provided by the FBI warrants as DeYoung. The driver initially gave a different name but it was determined that the driver was in fact Lucas DeYoung, and he was taken into custody without incident. The NHP also charged DeYoung with being a felon in possession of firearms.

The Curry County District Attorney's Office will work with the State of Nevada to return DeYoung to Oregon.



The FBI is now offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of Lucas Randall DeYoung. Anyone with information about DeYoung's location should contact their local FBI office or submit a tip via https://tips.fbi.gov. In Oregon, call the FBI in Medford at (541) 773-2942, the FBI in Portland at (503) 224-4181 or the Curry County Sheriff's Office at (541) 247-3243.



The FBI and the Curry County Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's help in locating Lucas Randall DeYoung of Brookings, Oregon. On February 1, 2018, the FBI obtained a federal fugitive warrant charging DeYoung, age 36, with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. The Curry County Sheriff's Office had previously charged DeYoung with attempted aggravated murder, attempted murder, delivery of a controlled substance and unlawful manufacture of marijuana in relation to the shooting of a Curry County man on December 28, 2017.

The FBI has posted DeYoung's FBI Wanted flyer at https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/additional/lucas-randall-deyoung. The FBI is also running Facebook ads featuring the fugitive hunt for DeYoung in Oregon, Washington, Virginia and Nevada. (Both the flyer and the Facebook ad are attached.)

DeYoung is described as:

White man
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 190 pounds
Other: Scar on his left finger and tattoos on his back and right shoulder

DeYoung is a known to use illegal drugs and carry firearms. He is also a known gambler. DeYoung may have travelled to the Mason County/Thurston County areas of Washington State, Virginia or Las Vegas, Nevada.

He should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about DeYoung's location should contact their local FBI office or submit a tip via https://tips.fbi.gov. In Oregon, call the FBI in Medford at (541) 773-2942, the FBI in Portland at (503) 224-4181 or the Curry County Sheriff's Office at (541) 247-3243.

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Attached Media Files: DeYoung Wanted Flyer w/reward , DeYoung photo , De¥oung Facebook ad w/reward

Nurse Staffing Advisory Board meets in Portland February 28
Oregon Health Authority - 02/16/18 11:26 AM
February 16, 2018


What: The quarterly public meeting of the Nurse Staffing Advisory Board

Agenda: Review of minutes from November 29, 2017, meeting; waiver update; Nurse Staffing Survey update; plans of correction; NSAB member memos; emerging issues in nurse staffing; and public comment. The agenda will be available on the board's website at http://www.healthoregon.org/nursestaffing on February 21.

When: February 28, 1 p.m. A public comment period is offered at the end of the meeting.

Where: Portland State Office Building, Public Health Division director board room, 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland. A conference call line is available at 877-336-1829, access code 2075141.

Background: The Nurse Staffing Advisory Board advises the Oregon Health Authority on the administration of Oregon's nurse staffing laws; identifies trends, opportunities and concerns related to nurse staffing; makes recommendations to the Oregon Health Authority on the basis of those trends, opportunities and concerns; and reviews enforcement powers and processes under Oregon's nurse staffing laws.

For more information, see the agency's nurse staffing website at http://www.healthoregon.org/nursestaffing.

Program contact: Anna Davis, 971-673-2950, anna.l.davis@state.or.us

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:
· Sign language and spoken language interpreters
· Written materials in other languages
· Braille
· Large print
· Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Anna Davis at 971-673-2950, 711 TTY or anna.l.davis@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

***Update Additional Reward***Illegal killing of a Bull Elk -- Jackson County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 02/16/18 10:53 AM
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The Rogue Valley Chapter of Oregon Hunters Association had added an additional $500.00 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect(s)in the illegal killing of a bull elk. The total reward is now $1,000.
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PREVIOUS
On January 27 at approximately 9:00 am, Central Point Fish and Wildlife Troopers were called to the Sam's Valley area near Agate Road to investigate the possible shooting of a bull elk. This is in Jackson County and is approximately one mile south of Highway 234.

When Troopers arrived they found a four point bull elk standing in a pasture with what appeared to be a bullet wound just behind his left shoulder blade. Shortly after their arrival, the bull succumbed to his injury. A witness in the area said that two hours prior to the Troopers arrival, he had observed a newer, white, full size truck that had stopped in the roadway just east of where the bull was located. The witness reported the passenger of that vehicle fired the shot. The vehicle then left the area.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact either the TIP hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or by calling Oregon State Police Dispatch at 541-776-6111.

Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators

Poaching wildlife and damaging habitats affects present and future generations of wildlife, impacts communities and the economy, and creates enforcement challenges.

The Turn-In-Poachers (TIP) reward is paid for information leading to the arrest/conviction of person(s) for the illegal possession, killing, taking, and/or waste of deer, elk, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, furbearers and/or game birds.

TIP rewards can also be given for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, and/or large numbers of any fish listed in Oregon statute as a game fish.

$1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat and Moose

$500 Elk, Deer and Antelope

$300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf

$300 Habitat Destruction

$100 Game Fish and Shellfish

$100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl

$100 Furbearers

How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity:

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 (24/7)

TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM)



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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Friday, February 23, at 8:00 a.m.
Portland Police Bureau - 02/16/18 9:15 AM
Sergeant Pete Simpson will be the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) until Friday, February 23, 2018, at 8:00 a.m.

Sergeant Simpson will respond to media requests for information via email or media-only pager for emergent events.

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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input On Directives
Portland Police Bureau - 02/16/18 9:00 AM
The Portland Police Bureau directs member action through the establishment of policy, procedure, and rule, as found within Directives. The Bureau is in the process of reviewing all of its Directives and seeks public comments.

Currently, the Bureau is asking for the community's feedback regarding the following Directive(s).

1st Universal Review period: 2/15/18 -- 3/17/18
Directive 345.00, Employee Information System
Directive 635.10, Crowd Management/Crowd Control
Directive 635.20, Community Member Observation of Police

2nd Universal Review period: 2/15/18 -- 3/2/18
Directive 1500.00, Training

Community members are encouraged to read these Directives at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/59757 and follow the link at the bottom of the draft to provide comments. This webpage also enables community members to sign up for email notifications when new or revised directives are posted.


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Celebrate our High School today with the unveiling of Springfield High School's new mural (Photo)
AARP Oregon - 02/16/18 8:18 AM
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This week the nation endured another horrible tragedy. But in Oregon, high school students and seniors came together to create something beautiful - a new permanent mural for the school

Springfield will be officially brighter Friday with the unveiling of a new mural designed by artist Jessilyn Brinkerhoff and painted by students of Springfield High School and volunteers with AARP Oregon under the artist's direction.

There will be an official dedication with the artist, students, AARP Oregon and Springfield Mayor Christine Lundberg at 10 AM, Friday, February 16 at Springfield High School, 875 7th Street, Springfield. And in honor of Black History Month, AARP Oregon Executive Member Geneva Craig will share her experiences as a teenager in Selma Alabama during the Civil Rights marches including "Bloody Sunday." Principal Jose da Silva will also speak at the event.

Adding to the excitement and diversity of the morning will be Mariachi Del Sol providing musical entertainment.

"We're so thrilled that AARP funded this mural to celebrate diversity and the value of intergenerational partnerships," said Carmel Perez Snyder, AARP Oregon Outreach and Advocacy Manager in Lane County. "Springfield's efforts to build an age-friendly city makes this community a wonderful place to live, work and play."

Information on the Guest Speaker:
Geneva Craig bio: Born in Selma, Alabama, during the time of segregation, Craig became an active participant in the civil rights movement. She was repeatedly jailed for demonstrations against Alabama for the state's refusal to let African-Americans vote, and she was among the nonviolent protesters beaten by Alabama state troopers on "Bloody Sunday," when they tried to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 1965, during the first Selma to Montgomery march.
Craig is a member of the AARP Oregon Executive Council, a former chairperson of the AARP Oregon Diversity Advisory Council and clinical program coordinator of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center.

Information on the Artist:
Jessilyn Brinkerhoff bio: is here: http://lanearts.org/artists/jessilyn-brinkerhoff-mural-painting-graphic-design/



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Fire and Death Investigation Overnight in Portland's Kenton Neighborhood -- One Person Deceased
Portland Police Bureau - 02/16/18 7:57 AM
On Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 11:30 p.m., Portland Fire and Rescue responded to the report of a house fire in the 8200 block of North Wabash Avenue.

When Portland Fire and Rescue crews arrived they learned an adult female was likely inside the home that was on fire. As crews attacked the fire they located an adult female on the front porch of the residence. Emergency medical personnel determined the woman was deceased.

Portland Fire and Rescue Arson Investigators requested the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail respond to assist with the death investigation. Detectives responded to the scene and were assisted by criminalists with the Portland Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division. A member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office also responded to the scene.

This is an ongoing investigation. The name of the deceased will be released after an autopsy is completed by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office.

Anyone with information about this death investigation should contact Homicide Detail Detective Darren Posey 503-823-0403 or Darren.Posey@portlandoregon.gov

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Oregon Virtual Academy
Oregon Virtual Academy - 02/16/18 7:01 AM
REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS (insert date/time) at 1-888-824-5783 Ext.90095991# and via Blackboard Collaborate at


http://tinyurl.com/BoardORVA

Death Investigation Interstate 5 at Center Street Overpass -- Salem (Update Name Added)
Oregon State Police - 02/16/18 6:44 AM
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into the death of a Salem man that occurred on Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 5 near the Center Street Overpass in Salem.

On February 15, 2018, at about 3:40 P.M., OSP troopers and first responders were dispatched to an adult male that had jumped from the Center Street Overpass and onto the southbound lanes of Interstate 5. Preliminary investigation revealed that witnesses observed an adult male, identified as Salvador RIOS-CERVANTES, age 18, from Salem, climb the fence on the side of the Center Street Overpass and jump off and onto the southbound lanes of Interstate 5. A 2008 Chevrolet pickup, operated by James LOWRANCE, age 75, from Salem, collided with RIOS-CERVANTES after he jumped from the overpass. RIOS-CERVANTES suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. LOWRANCE did not sustain any injuries and is cooperating with investigators.

Two of the three southbound lanes of Interstate 5 were closed for about 2 hours during the investigation. OSP was assisted by Salem Police Department, Salem Fire Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

OSP is requesting any witnesses that have not already been contacted by Law Enforcement to please call the OSP Northern Command Center at 503-375-3555. Witnesses can reference OSP Case # SP18-058516 when calling with information.

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

Photograph provided by OSP

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Twitter: @ORStatePolice
Facebook: @ospsocial

Thu. 02/15/18
Death Investigation Interstate 5 at Center Street Overpass -- Salem (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 02/15/18 9:19 PM
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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into the death of a Salem man that occurred on Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 5 near the Center Street Overpass in Salem.

On February 15, 2018, at about 3:40 P.M., OSP troopers and first responders were dispatched to an adult male that had jumped from the Center Street Overpass and onto the southbound lanes of Interstate 5. Preliminary investigation revealed that witnesses observed an adult male climb the fence on the side of the Center Street Overpass and jump off and onto the southbound lanes of Interstate 5. A 2008 Chevrolet pickup, operated by James LOWRANCE, age 75, from Salem, collided with the adult male after he jumped from the overpass. The adult male suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. LOWRANCE did not sustain any injuries and is cooperating with investigators. The name of the deceased adult male is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

Two of the three southbound lanes of Interstate 5 were closed for about 2 hours during the investigation. OSP was assisted by Salem Police Department, Salem Fire Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

OSP is requesting any witnesses that have not already been contacted by Law Enforcement to please call the OSP Northern Command Center at 503-375-3555. Witnesses can reference OSP Case # SP18-058516 when calling with information.

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

Photograph provided by OSP

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Twitter: @ORStatePolice
Facebook: @ospsocial



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Two Brothers Arrested After Morning Stabbing in Aloha (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 02/15/18 7:31 PM
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February 15, 2018 -- Two brothers were arrested after a man was stabbed in Aloha this morning. The victim is expected to survive his injuries.

On Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 6:59 a.m., Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the report of a stabbing at SW 185th Avenue and SW Blanton Street in the community of Aloha.

The 33-year-old male victim reported that he had been stabbed in the back and punched by acquaintances during a dispute over stolen property. He was able to identify his attackers.

With the assistance of a tracking K9 from the Beaverton Police Department, deputies searched the area. As a precaution, the International School of Beaverton and Faith Bible School were asked to go into lockout mode. Approximately an hour later, both schools went back to normal operations. The suspects were not located during the initial search.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and is expected to survive his injuries.

At 9:53 a.m., a sergeant working in Aloha located and detained one of the suspects at SW 187th Avenue and SW Johnson Street.

Later in the day, the second suspect was also contacted and arrested in Aloha.

The suspects were identified as 34-year-old Jacob K. Rose and 33-year-old Nicholas A. Rose.
Jacob K. Rose has been charged with assault in the first degree, unlawful use of weapon and menacing. Nicholas A. Rose has been charged with assault in the third degree, menacing and hindering prosecution.



Attached Media Files: PDF of Media Release , Nicholas A. Rose , Jacob K. Rose

Police Policy Committee will Recommend Board take Action Against 6 Officers
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 02/15/18 5:06 PM
The Police Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training (BPSST) held its regularly scheduled quarterly meeting today at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, Oregon.

To increase the public's trust, the Oregon legislature mandates the Board on Public Safety
Standards and Training establish minimum standards that are required to be met and maintained by Oregon's providers of public safety, including police officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, telecommunicators (9-1-1), emergency medical dispatchers, public safety instructors, and OLCC regulatory specialists. The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training is responsible for certifying public safety professionals who meet all of the Board-established intellectual, physical and moral fitness standards, and for denying, suspending or revoking the certification of those who do not meet or fall below these standards. The Police Policy Committee provides input and guidance to the Board on certification and training standards for more than 5,300 men and women who serve as city, county, state, tribal and university police officers around the state.

Recap of Police Policy Committee Actions -

# # Professional Standards Cases # # Note: individuals listed below have the ability to request a contested case hearing to challenge the Board's actions.

Administrative Closures -- 2 officers flagged and will be reviewed if rehired / 4 require no additional action needed by BPSST/DPSST.

Sarazin, Todd DPSST # 22892 -- Approved Administrative Closure

Hewitt, Megan DPSST # 31385 Hillsboro Police Department; Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory, and Management - Police Certifications Police Policy Committee will recommend that Board revoke certifications - 10 years for gross misconduct and lifetime revocation for Dishonesty

O'Dea, Lawrence DPSST # 18924 -- Portland Police Bureau; Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Management, Supervisory, and Executive Police Certification Police Policy Committee will recommend that Board not revoke certifications

Duncan, James DPSST # 35361 -- Oregon State Police; Basic Police Certification - Police Policy Committee will recommend that Board revoke certifications - 7 years for gross misconduct and lifetime revocation for dishonesty

Markos, Nicholas DPSST # 32110 -- Washington County Sheriff's Office; Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Police Certifications and Instructor Certification - Police Policy Committee will recommend that Board revoke certifications - 10 years for gross misconduct, 10 years for misuse of authority, and lifetime revocation for dishonesty

Roberts, Matthew DPSST # 31889 -- Oregon Liquor Control Commission; Basic Regulatory Specialist Certification & Instructor Certification -- Police Policy Committee will recommend that Board revoke certification for lifetime for dishonesty

Bazer, Tanner DPSST # 55400 -- Springfield Police Department; Basic Police Certifications - Police Policy Committee will recommend Board take no action

Hosek, Ronald DPSST # 05927 -- Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Supervisory Police Certifications - Police Policy Committee took no action -- requested additional information on matter

Chastain, Daniel DPSST # 36610 -- Portland Police Bureau; Basic Police Certification - Police Policy Committee will recommend that Board revoke certifications - 10 years for gross misconduct and 10 years for dishonesty

Brodeur, Marc DPSST # 43446 -- Yamhill County Sheriff's Office; Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Corrections and Police Certifications - Police Policy Committee will recommend that Board revoke certifications -- 10 years for dishonesty

Miller, Nicholas DPSST # 51590 -- Formerly Employed with the Eugene Police Department; Complaint -- Police Policy Committee recommends that DPSST staff not move forward on this matter.


# # Administrative Actions Taken # #


Proposed Rule Adoption for OAR 259 Division 8 -- Signature Authorities - Approved

Proposed Rule Changes for OARs 259-008-0040 and 259-008-0060 - Nine Months of Experience Required for Basic Certification - Approved

Proposed Rule Changes for OARs 259-008-0005, 259-008-0020, 259-008-0060, 259-008-0064 and 259-008-0065; Multi-Discipline Certifications - Approved

Proposed Rule Changes for OAR 259-008-0100 -- Updates to the Retirement Card Program - Approved


## Snapshot of Oregon's criminal justice work force and DPSST's professional standards activities ##


Currently Certified law enforcement professionals in Oregon as of December 31, 2017:
Police 5,373
Corrections 4,036
Tele/EMD 898/861
P & P 644
OLCC 35

Criminal Justice Professional Standards Cases Opened by DPSST in 2017:
Police 96
Corrections 118
Tele/EMD 023
P & P 011
OLCC 001
Instructor 001

Criminal Justice Professional Standards Cases Pending with DPSST as of December 31, 2017:
Police 68
Corrections 84
Tele/EMD 09
P & P 05
OLCC 02
Instructor 00

Criminal Justice Professional Standards Cases Closed by DPSST in 2017:
Revoked 75
Deny 00
No Revoke 05
No Deny 22
No Action 134
Suspended 01

The next meeting of the Board is scheduled for April 26, 2018. Board, and Policy Committee, meeting minutes can be found online at http://www.oregon.gov/DPSST/BD/pages/index.aspx

# Background Information about the Board and Department #

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

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of city, county, tribal and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers. DPSST provides training to more than 20,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem; certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.

Burglary Suspect Arrested in Portland's Goose Hollow Neighborhood (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 02/15/18 4:57 PM
Robert C Gangewer
Robert C Gangewer
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On Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 2:16 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a burglary in the 1500 block of Southwest Vista Avenue.

When officers arrived at the residence they contacted the homeowner. The homeowner stated an unknown person was inside the location and it appeared the house had been ransacked.

Officers learned there should be no other people in the home and entered the location to search for a burglary suspect. During the search they located a suspect that was taken into custody without incident.

The suspect has been identified as 33-year-old Robert C. Gangewer. Gangewer was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the First Degree.

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

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Attached Media Files: Robert C Gangewer

Community Presentations: Cascadia Earthquake Subduction Zone and Distant Tsunami Preparedness
Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office - 02/15/18 3:20 PM
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and Office of Oregon Emergency Management are coordinating community presentations focusing on what you need to know and how to prepare for distant tsunamis and the Cascadia subduction zone earthquake.

This March marks the 7th anniversary of the Great Tohoku, Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (more information on this event at the end of media release.) Local public safety officials encourage community members to use this anniversary as a reminder to learn about Cascadia and how a distant tsunami may affect our communities.

Office of Oregon Emergency Management will work with local community leaders on tsunami ready programs, tsunami evacuation drill planning and distant tsunami response plans as well as provide a focused "Tsunami Preparedness Chat" for the public in Gleneden Beach, details below.

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office -- Emergency Management Division will host six public presentations for community members to learn about the history of Cascadia, what to expect, and how to prepare for the immediate aftermath of such an event.

The events are open to the public and free; contact Lincoln County Emergency Manager, Jenny Demaris for more information. Presentation announcements for these events can be found on our County website at: www.co.lincoln.or.us/emergencymanagement .

See attached media release with dates, times of scheduled presentations.

Respectfully submitted,

Virginia "Jenny" Demaris
Emergency Manager
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Emergency Management
vdemaris@co.lincoln.or.us
(541) 265-4199 Office



Attached Media Files: Media Release Word File , Media Release PDF with Announcements

Suspect Arrested in Connection to Multiple Burglaries in Portland's Sunnyside Neighborhood (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 02/15/18 2:39 PM
Melvin L Tillman
Melvin L Tillman
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On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at 3:52 a.m., Central Precinct patrol and Neighborhood Response Team officers responded to the report of a burglary at Woof and Meow, located at 3562 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard.

When officers arrived they contacted the owner of the location and learned a rock had been thrown through the front door and the cash register removed from the store. While officers investigated the burglary at the Woof and Meow, another burglary was reported at Toadstool Cupcakes, located at 3557 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard.

As officers investigated both burglaries they obtained, viewed, and seized as evidence, surveillance video from both business. Based on the surveillance footage, officers believed the same suspect was responsible for both burglaries. Stills of the surveillance video were disseminated to Portland Police Bureau members and a criminalist in the Portland Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division provided a possible identity of the burglary suspect.

Officers responded to the burglary suspect's residence in the 800 block of Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard. The suspect was located at his residence and taken into custody without incident. Officers applied for and received a search warrant for the suspect's residence. During the search of the residence, investigators located evidence of the burglaries.

The suspect has been identified as 62-year-old Melvin L. Tillman. Tillman is was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the First Degree (three counts), Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree (three counts), and Theft in the Third Degree (two counts).

Investigators believe Tillman is responsible for burglaries at the following locations:
Communion (3556 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard) on January 11, 2018
Woof and Meow (3562 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard) on February 14, 2018
Toadstool Cupcakes (3557 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard) on February 14, 2018

The burglary investigations continue and officers believe Tillman is likely connected to additional burglaries in the Sunnyside Neighborhood. Anyone with information about Tillman should contact Central Precinct Neighborhood Response Team Officer Matthew Jacobsen at 503-823-0097 or Matthew.Jacobsen@portlandporegon.gov

The Portland Police Bureau and the City of Portland's Crime Prevention Program have some tips for burglary victims:

Cameras - Use a camera surveillance system that captures clear images under all lighting conditions. Install security cameras at entry points, over cash registers and parking lots at angles that reveal facial and other features of suspicious individuals. Make sure employees know how to access footage for police.
Report suspicious activity -- If you observe someone acting suspiciously, call the police at 9-1-1 for immediate threats to life or property. Otherwise you can call them at the non-emergency number at 503-823-3333.

If your Portland business would like some guidance about improving the security of your establishment, contact the City of Portland's Crime Prevention Program at 503-823-4064, onicpa@portlandoregon.gov or www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/cp

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Attached Media Files: Melvin L Tillman

Tip of the Week February 19, 2018 - Avoiding Crashes in Parking Lots
Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office - 02/15/18 2:18 PM
OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF
Sheriff Curtis L. Landers
225 W. Olive Street
Newport, Oregon 97365
Phone..(541) 265-4277
Fax....(541) 265-4926

TIP OF THE WEEK - - - - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: February 19, 2018

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


AVOIDING CRASHES IN PARKING LOTS

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, about 14 percent of all vehicle collisions that result in damage happen in parking lots. AAA offers the following tips for safe parking.

Stay Alert. Watch for cars cutting across parking lots and speeding through aisles. Take it slow and always use your turn signal. Avoid two-way lanes whenever possible.

Mind Your Manners. Don't take up two spots by parking over the lines.

Protect Your Car: Parking in congested areas increases the likelihood of scratches and dents from car doors or shopping carts. Park away from buildings during the day, but avoid secluded areas at night. If you can find a spot at the end of the row next to an island, take it - this is the best place to park your car.

However, if there is no island, don't park in an end space because this will leave your car vulnerable to turning traffic. Park in front of a light pole, if possible. The pole will protect your car from a driver who might pull too far forward and bash its front end, and the light will give you added security at night.

Walk Back Safely: When leaving or returning to your car, don't dart between parked cars. Listen for cars and look for the illuminated brake lights of cars backing up. Pedestrians can be just as guilty as drivers when it comes to disobeying posted signs or not paying close enough attention to their surroundings. Protect yourself on foot, as well as when you're driving.

Be Observant: When backing out, make sure you scan a full 360 degrees - there may be shoppers to your left and right or other cars backing out at the same time. If it's possible and legal in your area, pull through if there are two open nose-to-nose spaces. Being able to pull out head first instead of backing out of a spot will keep you safe.

Mail With Caution: If you have packages to send, keep in mind that post office parking lots have the highest frequency of accidents.

For more information and tips, visit our website at www.lincolncountysheriff.net and Like us on Facebook at Lincoln County Sheriff's Office -- Oregon.

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



Attached Media Files: 2018-02/5490/112078/021918-Avoiding_Crashes_in_Parking_Lots.pdf

Thousands of Girl Scout Cookie Booths Open TOMORROW, February 16, In Oregon and SW Washington (Photo)
Girl Scouts of Ore. and SW Washington - 02/15/18 2:07 PM
Girl Scouts Cookie Booth Sales
Girl Scouts Cookie Booth Sales
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Thousands of Girl Scout Cookie Booths Open TOMORROW, February 16, In Oregon and SW Washington
Girl Scout S'mores(TM) cookies back by popular demand!

PORTLAND, OR. -- February 15, 2018 -- Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington (GSOSW) will officially launch the 2018 cookie booth season tomorrow, February 16. Back by popular demand are Girl Scout S'mores(TM)! Cookies can be purchased from more than 30,000 Girl Scout Cookie booths between Friday, February 16 and Sunday, March 11 for $5 per box.

"I'm excited for girls to have this business experience, and put themselves out there," says GSOSW Director of Product Sales Paige Walker. "A Girl Scout Cookie booth is basically a pop-up shop and these young women are entrepreneurs selling an iconic product. As they're talking with community members at booths, they're learning people skills. As they're making decisions about their cookie business, they're practicing skills that prepare them for a successful future."

While the girls ask for the sale, Walker has an ask for customers, too: "When you meet a Girl Scout at a cookie booth, ask her why she is selling cookies!"

COOKIE FINDER
Signature Girl Scout Cookies, including Thin Mints(R), Samoas(R) and Trefoils(R) will be offered among the eight Girl Scout Cookie varieties at all booths throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington. Girl Scout S'mores(TM) cookies and gluten free Toffee-tastic(TM) specialty cookies are available at select cookie booths while supplies last. Customers can find a Girl Scout Cookie booth near their location with the Cookie Finder at girlscoutsosw.org/cookies or use the Girl Scout Cookie Finder app available for iPhone or Android.

THE POWER BEHIND THE GIRL SCOUT COOKIE PROGRAM
The Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches girls the skills they need to become effective leaders, manage finances and gain confidence in handling money--skills that will stay with them for a lifetime. Each box of Girl Scout Cookies sold powers real-life experiences for thousands of local girls.

"We are so grateful to the stores, businesses and organizations that host Girl Scouts at cookie booths," says Walker. "The community partners that provide these spaces are making a valuable investment in girls' entrepreneurial experience."

KEEPING IT LOCAL
100 percent of the net revenue earned from cookie sales remains within the local region. Every purchase of Girl Scout Cookies helps provide for new and unique opportunities for local girls including valuable educational experiences that offer lifelong impact. Girl Scout campers in Oregon and Southwest Washington use cookie program proceeds to fund their own camp and travel adventures. And, nearly every Girl Scout troop uses some portion of their cookie proceeds to give back to their local communities.

ABOUT THE GIRL SCOUT COOKIE PROGRAM
A little more than a century ago, girls began participating in what would evolve into the largest entrepreneurial training program for girls in the world: the Girl Scout Cookie Program. To learn more about the history of the cookie program, please visit: girlscoutcookies.org.

ABOUT GIRL SCOUTS OF OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON
Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington serves 13,955 girls in 37 counties with the help of over 10,000 volunteers. The Girl Scout mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Every opportunity in Girl Scouting, including the Girl Scout Cookie Program, develops essential skills in an all-girl, inclusive, safe environment. For information, please visit: girlscoutsosw.org.

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Media Contacts:

Sarah Shipe, Director of Communications
(503) 977-6861 | After Hours: 503-930-5275, Mobile | sshipe@girlscoutsosw.org

Maureen A. Kenney, Public Relations Specialist
(503) 977-6817 | mkenney@girlscoutsosw.org



Attached Media Files: GS Cookie Booth Sales News Release , Girl Scouts Cookie Booth Sales , Girl Scouts Cookie Booth Sales , Girl Scouts Cookie Booth Sales , Girl Scouts Cookie Booth Sales , Girl Scouts Cookie Booth Sales

Students named candidates in national Presidential Scholars program (Photo)
Battle Ground Sch. Dist. - 02/15/18 1:48 PM
Battle Ground High School senior Kylie Sahota
Battle Ground High School senior Kylie Sahota
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Two students from the Battle Ground Public Schools district have been selected among the 4,500 national candidates for the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Seniors Everett Buck of CAM Academy and Kylie Sahota of Battle Ground High School were selected from the nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in the year 2018.

Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, now in its 54th year, is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities.

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 by Executive Order of the President to recognize some of our nation's most distinguished graduating seniors for their accomplishments in many areas: academic success, leadership, and service to school and community. It was expanded in 1979 to recognize students demonstrating exceptional scholarship and talent in the visual, creative, and performing arts. In 2015, the program was expanded once again to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical fields.

Each year, up to 161 U.S. Presidential Scholars are chosen from among that year's senior class, representing excellence in education and the promise of greatness in America's youth. All Scholars are invited to Washington, DC in June for the National Recognition Program, featuring various events and enrichment activities and culminating in the presentation of the Presidential Scholars Medallion during a White House-sponsored ceremony.

A distinguished panel of educators will review the submissions and select 600 semifinalists in early April. The Commission on Presidential Scholars, a group of up to 32 eminent citizens appointed by the President, will select the finalists, and the U.S. Department of Education will announce the Scholars in May.

Scholars will be invited to Washington, DC, for several days in June to receive the Presidential Scholars Medallion at a recognition ceremony and to participate in events and activities.

For more information about the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, parents and students can call the U.S. Presidential Scholars Office at 507.931.8345, or send an e-mail to PSP@scholarshipamerica.org.



Attached Media Files: Battle Ground High School senior Kylie Sahota , CAM Academy senior Everett Buck

Klamath Falls grants 173rd Fighter Wing 50-year lease extension (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 02/15/18 1:40 PM
2018-02/962/112075/173rd_FW.jpg
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KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon -- The City of Klamath Falls is demonstrating an unprecedented level of community support for the 173rd Fighter Wing, Oregon Air National Guard, by extending the lease on the airfield property until 2095 -- another 77 years, the longest lease of any base in the country.

A ceremony scheduled for at 1:45 p.m on Feb. 19, 2018, will host a number of community leaders at the base including U.S. Representative Greg Walden.

The event will commemorate a number of initiatives that help the wing maintain the only F-15C formal schoolhouse in the U.S. Air Force, including the finalization of an airspace expansion initiative and plans to continue numerous construction projects on the base past the year 2020.



Attached Media Files: 2018-02/962/112075/173rd_FW.jpg

Reminder to use SafeOregon the statewide School Safety Tip Line for concerns about safety
Oregon State Police - 02/15/18 1:23 PM
The Oregon State Police (OSP) reminds students and families to learn more about SafeOregon, the statewide school safety tip line. The tip line is a safe, confidential and anonymous way for students to alert authorities to information that may be useful in preventing school attacks, bullying, and suicidal behaviors.

SafeOregon can be accessed through a phone call, text message, mobile application or the internet by students and other members of the public. Trained staff are available 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year to review, analyze and route tips for the most appropriate follow-up and urgency. Tip line staff make sure follow-up is noted and recorded.

Superintendent Travis Hampton, "We know the tip line works. We've seen other students report concerns about their friends and we've gotten their friends help. We've been able to get in front of safety concerns. Sometimes students might see or hear something that might be confusing or they are unsure what to do with the information but they do know something isn't right. That's where the tip line can help. Students have the opportunity to provide information to a trusted adult that can look into the situation and take it from there."

The Oregon State Police also encourages students to have conversations with adults around them about anything they are concerned about. Students have an important voice in their own safety, and the safety of their fellow students and school. But, the tip line gives a voice to those students who don't feel comfortable going to an adult for whatever reason or they might be anxious or afraid.

Since the tip line began in January, 2017 -- over 525 tips have been received. The top five types of tips include bullying or harassment, possession or distribution of drugs, concerns about safety issues, cyberullying and sexual harassment.

Today, 813 Oregon schools in the PK-12 grades are signed up to use the statewide tip line. It's open to private and public schools in those grade ranges. To find out if your school is using the system visit SafeOregon.com and click on report a tip. Here you'll see all the different methods of reporting. By clicking on web report form you will see a box for "school name" begin entering your school name. If the school name appears, they are using SafeOregon. You should also talk to your school about how the system works and what you can do to help promote the statewide tip line in your school.

It is against the Oregon Law to misuse the tip line and report false tips. ORS 165.570

For more information visit SafeOregon.com.

Background: SafeOregon became Law through HB 4075 (2016), as a result of recommendations from the Oregon Task Force on School Safety. During the 2014 session, the Oregon State Legislature passed House Bill 4087, to establish a Task Force on School Safety. The bill, created a working group to examine steps to improve safety and security at schools across the state. As specified in HB 4087, the task force is made up of representatives from the legislature, the governor's office, as well as the education and public safety communities. A complete roster of the task force members appears at the left side of this page. For more information on the task force visit the Oregon State Police website at www.oregon.gov/osp

As a reminder OSP personnel will be available for on-camera/media interviews today, February 15, 2018 between 2:00-3:00 p.m.

The location will be at Oregon State Police General Headquarters, 3565 Trelstad Ave SE, Salem Oregon. OSP asks any media to check in at the front reception area.


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Twitter: @ORStatePolice
Facebook: @ospsocial

Media Interviews Regarding SafeOregon School Safety Tip Line-
Oregon State Police - 02/15/18 11:38 AM
Due to interest in the school safety tip line, SafeOregon, managed by OSP, OSP personnel will be available for on-camera/media interviews today, February 15, 2018 between 2:00-3:00 p.m.

The location will be at the Oregon State Police General Headquarters, 3565 Trelstad Ave SE, Salem Oregon. OSP asks any media to check in at the front reception area.

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Twitter: @ORStatePolice
Facebook: @ospsocial

Police Investigating Possible Inappropriate Online Contact Between High School Staff Member and Student
Gresham Police Dept - 02/15/18 11:28 AM
Gresham, Ore. -- Police investigators are looking into allegations of inappropriate online contact between a female clerical staff member at Centennial High School and a male high school student.

On Feb. 9, Centennial High School administration learned of the allegations and promptly notified their school resource officer. The staff member in question was immediately placed on administrative leave and reportedly is no longer employed with the Centennial School District. The school and district office are cooperating fully with the police investigation.

Currently, the allegations involve one student and investigators report there are no indications the two had any physical contact.

Police would like to talk with any student who may have been subjected to inappropriate contact with any staff member, regardless of their position or place of employment. Students are encouraged to talk with their guardians, doctor, trusted school staff, counselor, or police if they have experienced abuse or inappropriate contact with an adult. Students can also seek advice at www.oregonyouthline.org or by texting teen2teen to 839863.

No additional information is available at this time.


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Solar, low-impact hydro projects in NW communities to receive $1.1 million boost from Pacific Power Blue Sky customers
Pacific Power - 02/15/18 11:06 AM
Contact: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tom Gauntt, Pacific Power, Feb. 15, 2018
503-813-7291
Tom.Gauntt@pacificorp.com

Solar, low-impact hydro projects in NW communities to receive $1.1 million boost from Pacific Power Blue Sky customers
Renewable energy program making sustainable investments in communities for more than a decade

PORTLAND, Ore.--Several solar projects and one low-impact hydro project will soon help reduce energy costs for community organizations in 10 communities across the Northwest, thanks in part to funding from Pacific Power customers who voluntarily participate in the Blue Sky renewable energy program.

Altogether, Blue Sky customers are placing $1.1 million in new renewable energy investment in 2018, bringing more than 675 kilowatts of new renewable energy capacity online. Since 2006, Pacific Power Blue Sky customers have helped fund the installation of 101 community-based projects totaling 8.8 megawatts of renewable energy generation capacity, demonstrating the viability of renewable energy in their communities with more than $10 million in investment during that time.

Projects funded over the years include wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, low-impact hydro and wave technologies.

"Our Blue Sky customers put their dollars to work in their communities," said Cory Scott, Pacific Power's director of customer solutions. "Not only will these facilities supply renewable energy, but they are helping increase the visibility and adoption of renewable technology. We are proud to be part of this important partnership with communities and our Blue Sky customers."

"The Blue Sky program has one of the highest number of customer participants you'll find nationwide," added Berit Kling, project manager. "One of the reasons the Blue Sky program is so popular is the element of choice. Blue Sky customers choose to support renewable energy above and beyond Pacific Power's own growing renewable portfolio and projects like these provide customers with tangible connections to the program. In addition to greening their energy use by supporting newly developed renewable energy generation Blue Sky customers are helping fund new on-the-ground, renewable projects in their own communities that strongly contribute to the local economy."

Projects receiving funding this year range from arrays at Portland's St. Charles Parish School to a low-impact hydro facility at Wallowa Lake to a solar installation at a pet adoption center in Roseburg
These projects are on schedule to be completed in 2018:
St. Charles Parish School, Portland
Solar, 78 kilowatt
$300,000
Tri-City Joint Water and Sanitary Authority, Myrtle Creek, Ore.
Solar, 287 kilowatt
$200,000
Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center, Roseburg, Ore.
Solar, 43.2 kilowatt
$130,050
Siskiyou Family YMCA, Yreka, Calif,
Solar, 92 kilowatt
$109,000
Cantrall Buckley Community Park, Jacksonville, Ore.
Solar, 23.5 kilowatt
$89,530
Gem Theatre, Athena, Ore.
Solar, 26 kilowatt
$84,250
Bridge Housing Corp, Portland
Solar, 39.7 kilowatt
$73,324
Hood River County Health Dept. Hood River, Ore.
Solar, 24.5 kilowatt
$69,672
Lake County Library District, Lakeview, Ore.
Solar, 22.6 kilowatt
$64,726
Wallowa Lake State Park, Joseph, Ore.
Low-impact hydro, 18 kilowatt
$60,000
Beit Am Jewish Community Center, Corvallis, Ore.
Solar, 23.8 kilowatt
$51,250
Medford School District (Ruch Community School), Jacksonville, Ore.
Solar, 11.4 kilowatt
$24,337

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About Blue Sky
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has ranked Blue Sky fifth or better in the nation for the 14th consecutive year in the number of customers buying renewable power. The Blue Sky Block, Usage and Habitat products are Green-e Energy certified; More than 60,000 Pacific Power customers currently participate in the Blue Sky program across Oregon, Washington and California. For more information, visit pacificpower.net/bluesky.

About Pacific Power
Pacific Power provides electric service to more than 740,000 customers in Oregon, Washington and California. The company works to meet growing energy demand while protecting and enhancing the environment. Pacific Power is part of PacifiCorp, one of the lowest-cost electricity producers in the United States, with 1.8 million customers in six western states Information about Pacific Power is available on the company's website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, which can be accessed via pacificpower.net.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office seeks public feedback about policy and procedure
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 02/15/18 10:23 AM
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office recognizes and takes seriously its affirmative responsibility to engage community stakeholders about service delivery; one form of engagement the Office undertakes is to seek public feedback about proposed policy and procedure(s) through a Stakeholder Review period.

The Sheriff's Office is currently in the process of reviewing the following draft(s):
Policy XXX.XX, Incident Command System (ICS)
Policy XXX.XX, Conditional Use of Restraints

The Stakeholder Review period is open for all members of the public to submit comments or proposals relevant to the content of the draft, which will be posted for the next thirty (30) days. To comment, please go to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office website, accessible here: https://www.mcso.us/site/policy_review.php

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office thanks you in advance for taking the time to review its drafts and express your views; the Office will take individual comments into collective consideration as it finalizes a policy and procedure.

Fatal Crash Highway 101 near Wheeler -- Tillamook County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 02/15/18 10:22 AM
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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing Wednesday evening's fatal crash on Highway 101 near Wheeler in Tillamook County.

On February 14, 2018, at about 5:45 p.m., OSP troopers and first responders were dispatched to a two vehicle fatal crash on Highway 101 at milepost 46Z south of Wheeler. Preliminary investigation revealed that a black 2008 Nissan Altima, operated by Philip MEIER, age 29, from Tillamook, was southbound negotiating a leftward sweeping curve when it lost control. Witnesses said that the Nissan Altima was sideways in the northbound lane when a northbound grey 2018 GMC SUV, operated by Talbot BETHELL, age 75, from Netarts, collided with the Nissan Altima on the passenger side.

MEIER died from injuries sustained in the crash. BETHELL and his passenger, Anne BETHELL, age 75, from Netarts, were transported by ground ambulance to Tillamook Medical Center with unknown injuries.

Investigators are looking at speed and wet roadways as possible contributing factors in the crash.

Highway 101 was reduced to one lane through the area of the crash for about 4 to 5 hours. Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) assisted with traffic control. OSP was assisted by Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, Tillamook Police Department, Tillamook Ambulance, Nahalem Bay Fire and Rescue and ODOT.

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

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Central Oregon Lottery retailers sell two jackpot Scratch-its in a week
Oregon Lottery - 02/15/18 10:01 AM
Feb. 15, 2018 - Salem, Ore. -- Two Central Oregon Lottery retailers sold $200,000 in jackpot winning Scratch-its within two days.

On Jan. 31, the US Market #150 in Bend had a $100,000, $10 Cash Club Scratch-it win by Carl Osterkamp of Bend. Osterkamp said that he had never purchased a $10 Scratch-it before and decided to give it a try. His first $10 was the big winner.

"No flipping way!" Carl said when he got his check. "My girlfriend's sister, who was with me, wouldn't believe me."
Carl ended up taking the ticket back to the store and scanning it to prove that he actually won.

"I just about dropped to my knees when it came up as $100,000," he said. Carl is using his winnings to move himself and his girlfriend to a new place.

The next day, just up the road from Bend in Redmond, the Redmond Chevron sold a $100,000, $10 Extreme Cash Scratch-it. That prize was claimed by Jeremy Gilbertson of Redmond.

"I scratched the ticket, I looked at this, and I thought, 'This just doesn't happen to me.'" Gilbertson said. "All I could say was ahhhhh. I won $100,000 and I couldn't believe it."

Gilbertson usually plays $2 or $3 Scratch-its, but when he wins on those, he uses the winnings to purchase higher-value tickets. "I don't normally play the $10 Scratch-its," he said.

Gilbertson said his two-year wedding anniversary is coming up and he is going to take her on a trip. He also said the couple was going to pay off some bills.

"This is great," he said.

In 2017 the Bend and Redmond area retailers sold $55,000 worth of winning Scratch-its of more than $601. This year they have already sold $202,500 in winning tickets. Last year more than $4.2 million in Lottery prizes of more than $601 were won in Bend and Redmond across all games.

During the 2015-17 biennium in Deschutes County, where both the Bend and Redmond Lottery retailers are located, more than $28.9 million in Oregon Lottery proceeds were directed to economic development, parks, education and watershed enhancement.

Lottery officials recommend that you always sign the back of your tickets with each Oregon Lottery game you play, to ensure you can claim any prize you may win. In the event of winning a jackpot, players should consult with a trusted financial planner or similar professional to develop a plan for their winnings. Prize winners of more than $50,000 should contact the Lottery office to schedule an appointment to claim their prize.

Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned more than $11 billion for economic development, public education, state parks and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org

Milwaukie Police Arrest Robbery Suspect "Lone Ranger Bandit" (Photo)
Milwaukie Police Dept. - 02/15/18 9:55 AM
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The Milwaukie Police, with assistance from the Portland Police, have arrested 31-year-old Jay Conrad Noble in connection to an armed robbery at Dotty's, 10843 SE Oak Street, which occurred on 01-17-18, around 1:00 a.m. (MIPD case # 18-204.)

In this case Mr. Noble acted alone, was wearing a mask, and was armed with a revolver-type firearm. During the robbery, Mr. Noble fired one-round at an employee, narrowly missing them. Mr. Noble is also a suspect in numerous robberies in the Portland-Metro / Clackamas County areas.

Due to similarities in all these cases, Mr. Noble has been dubbed the "Lone Ranger Bandit."

Mr. Noble is currently lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on several charges, which include: 2-counts Robbery I, Attempt Assault I, and 3-counts Unlawful use of a weapon. Mr. Noble is also being held on other charges associated with a robbery that occurred on 12-27-17 at Chans Garden, at 14790 SE Webster Road in Clackamas County. (CCSO case #17-33997)

Bail for Mr. Noble is currently set at one million dollars.

The investigation is still on-going and the Milwaukie Police Department is asking anyone with information regarding Milwaukie case #18-204, to please contact Detective Tony Cereghino. Email: cereghinot@milwaukieoregon.gov. VM: 503-786-7476.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery at Chans Garden is asked to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Tip Line - by phone at 503-723-4949.

Anyone that may have information regarding cases in the Portland area can contact Portland Police Detective Kenny Reynolds. Email:kenneth.reynolds@portlandoregon.gov



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Camas-Washougal Fire Department Crew Makes Rescue at House Fire (Photo)
Camas-Washougal Fire Dept. - 02/15/18 9:19 AM
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On February 14 at approximately 2:23 pm, Camas-Washougal Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a residential fire alarm activation in the area of NW 27th Ave in Camas. On arrival, crews noticed smoke coming out the front door while at the same time hearing a subject in the attached garage yelling for "help." Recognizing they faced an imminent rescue situation, the engine crew called for more assistance while donning their Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). Firefighters Mark Widlund and Jeff Martizia make a cut in the garage door where they quickly found an approximately 70 year male who had become disoriented and nearly incapacitated by the smoke. He was safely removed from the structure along with his two dogs. The patient was transported to an area hospital for treatment of possible burns and smoke inhalation. His present condition is unknown at this time.

Camas-Washougal Fire Department was assisted by units from the Vancouver Fire Department and East County Fire and Rescue. Further investigation found a small fire that is believed to have started in the kitchen and then quickly spread to the surrounding wall and ceiling. The fire was quickly extinguished, but there was extensive smoke damage to the entire structure. No damage estimate is known at this time.



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Portland Parks & Recreation sustainability efforts help City move towards cleaner energy, less need for maintenance, and lower costs (Photo)
Portland Parks & Recreation - 02/15/18 9:15 AM
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Bureau earns significant rebates, reinvested in yet more energy efficient projects


(Portland, OR) --

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) earned more than $250,000 in rebates in 2017 for the Bureau's efforts towards energy efficiency and sustainability. The savings to taxpayers are thanks to PP&R staff efforts and a partnership with the Energy Trust of Oregon.

The Bureau will be reinvesting those rebates to launch an energy- and water-saving project at 48 sites; an effort towards sustainability on a much larger scale.

Portland Parks & Recreation is making a significant contribution towards the City's commitment to using 100% renewable energy by 2050. This mark was established by a unanimous City Council vote in 2017, and Portland's elected officials continue to recognize the importance energy efficiency plays in reaching that achievement.

"Portland Parks & Recreation is leading the way towards sustainability and energy efficiency," says Portland Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz. "Our City must move towards sustainable practices as soon as possible. PP&R's programs, sites, and staff are becoming a model of how city government can embrace sustainability, while reducing costs to taxpayers."

Portland Parks & Recreation earned $267,191 in rebates from Energy Trust of Oregon in 2017, and thanks to ongoing energy-saving efforts, the Bureau has another $120,841 in further credits earned for next year already. The credits were largely awarded for upgrades to various building control systems.

"These savings, and the upcoming large-scale sustainability project, would not have happened without the innovative efforts of our dedicated PP&R staff," says Portland Parks & Recreation Director Mike Abbaté. "PP&R project managers and maintenance workers - electricians, carpenters, and other tradespeople -earned those rebates. I applaud our creative, committed staff and their ongoing work to ensure a greener future for Portlanders, of both current and future generations."

The Bureau will be establishing a pilot program - an energy & water savings performance contract - to study how utility use can be reduced. The target of the pilot is to reduce maintenance and utility costs at approximately 20% of PP&R's sites. Portland Parks & Recreation is proud to take this important step in realizing the City's sustainability goals.



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August 2017 In-Custody Death Investigation Completed
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 02/15/18 9:05 AM
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) books approximately 35,000 people into County correctional facilities each year. During the intake and screening process, some adults in custody self-report their experiences with medical, mental health, and/or addiction issues to MCSO and Multnomah County Corrections Health staff.

In August 2017, MCSO initiated an investigation into an in-custody death. Over the course of several months, MCSO, in collaboration with the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office, thoroughly investigated all circumstances leading up to and following the incident. Investigators ultimately determined there were no signs of foul play and no illegal use of drugs while in jail. The investigation also concluded that all standard protocols were followed.

MCSO and Corrections Health remain committed to providing adults in custody with the best care possible. We appreciate the patience of Ms. Glassman's family throughout the investigation and our sympathies go out to everyone impacted by this tragic outcome.

The case file has been completed and is available via public records request. Visit https://www.mcso.us/site/faq.php for instructions on completing a Public Records Request.

Pints for Parkinson's Launches with a Kick Off Party Featuring Bars and Breweries from Portland and Bend
Brian Grant Foundation - 02/15/18 8:59 AM
Event kicks off a month-long fundraiser for Parkinson's Awareness Month in April to support the Brian Grant Foundation

WHAT: The Brian Grant Foundation (BGF) will host its third annual Pints for Parkinson's kick off party, launching a month-long fundraiser that supports the Brian Grant Foundation's efforts to provide tools to improve the well being of people with Parkinson's. Throughout the month of April, nearly 30 bars and breweries in Portland and Bend will sell "Pints Passports" for $25 with proceeds benefitting BGF. Purchasers can use their passports to receive ten beers at any of the participating locations.

The kick off party will feature the bars and breweries participating in Pints for Parkinson's. The party is also open to the general public to watch the Blazers game with Brian while enjoying appetizers and drinks. Attendees will also be able to pre-purchase their passports at the event. Tickets for the kick off party are available for purchase online at www.briangrant.org/pints.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Doors open at 6:00pm
Event ends at 9:00pm

WHERE: Urban Studio
935 NW Davis St.
Portland, OR 97209


WHO: Established in 2010, the Brian Grant Foundation (BGF) provides proven tools to improve the well being of people with Parkinson's. BGF's programs focus on exercise and nutrition, to help people with Parkinson's get moving, eat healthy and feel their best. For more information visit www.briangrant.org.

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PINTS FOR PARKINSON'S PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS
Portland Locations

10 Barrel: www.10barrel.com
Big Al's Beaverton: www.ilovebigals.com
Brew Cycle PDX: www.brewgrouppdx.com
Bridgeport Brewing: www.bridgeportbrew.com
Brix Tavern: www.brixtavern.com
Carlita's: www.carlitaspdx.com
Circa 33: www.circa33.com
Ecliptic Brewing: www.eclipticbrewing.com
Gigantic Brewing Company: www.giganticbrewing.com
Henry's Tavern: www.henrystavern.com
Market of Choice: www.marketofchoice.com
Occidental Brewing: www.ocidentalbrewing.com
Paddy's: www.paddys.com
Produce Row: www.producerowcafe.com
River Pig Saloon: www.riverpigsaloon.com
Schilling Cider House: www.schillingcider.com
Spirit of 77: www.spiritof77bar.com
Stormbreaker Brewing: www.stormbreakerbrewing.com
Swank & Swine: www.swankandswine.com
The Independent: www.independentpdx.com
The Rambler: www.ramblerbar.com
Von Ebert: www.vonebertbrewing.com
Widmer Brothers: www.widmerbrothers.com

Bend Locations

10 Barrel: www.10barrel.com
Atlas Cider Co.: www.atlastcider.com
Boneyard Beer: www.boneyardbeer.com
Cascade Lakes: www.cascadelakes.com
Craft Kitchen & Brewery: www.craftkitchenandbrewery.com
GoodLife Brewing: www.goodlifebrewing.com
Market of Choice: www.marketofchoice.com

PPB and Partners Publish DMV Manual for Russian-Speaking Community (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 02/15/18 8:35 AM
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Members of the media are invited to a special ceremony commemorating this accomplishment. The ceremony will be on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. on the 14th floor of the Justice Center.

Over the past couple of years, Lt. David Abrahamson of the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division began recognizing a significant increase in driver-related crashes involving Russian immigrants. The Police Bureau identified Oregon subsidy for driver education was available for teens under the age of 18 and taught in English. Additionally, the Department of Motor Vehicle Driver Manual was also in English, with no traffic safety resources available in Russian or Ukrainian languages. Following fatal crashes and questions from one of the largest Russian communities in the nation, Lt. Abrahamson applied for and obtained a grant through the City of Portland to translate the DMV Driver Manual into Russian.

The vision of the project was brought before Officer Natasha Haunsberger and Irene Konev of the Portland Police Bureau's Slavic Council Advisory Board, who advocated for the project. Members of the Slavic Council introduced interns from Portland State University's Russian Flagship Program, who assisted with the first draft. Nearly 300 personnel hours were invested by interns Colton Hennick, Ashley Moe and David Shiryayev. The final editing was conducted by Portland State University professor, Doctor Anna Alsufieva. Doctor Alsufieva, who is an expert in the field, spent nearly 600 hours of her personal time after classes making technical corrections. Portland Police Bureau members Mark Rose and Chelsea Rutherford spent weeks reformatting the manual and preparing it for printing. Slavic Council members proofed the manual and added finishing adjustments.

Because of the tenacity and dedication of these community members and Bureau members working collaboratively on this cause, the Oregon Driver Manual and traffic diversion courses are now available to the 100,000 Russian-speaking residents in the Portland Metropolitan area.

For more about the Bureau's Slavic Advisory Council, visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/62549

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WSU Vancouver's CMDC students to showcase digital art
WSU Vancouver - 02/15/18 8:30 AM
VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Washington State University Vancouver's Creative Media and Digital Culture program will present a collection of cool, innovative digital art created by students. "A Digital Canvas" will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. March 2 at the 1005 Main Street Gallery in downtown Vancouver. Artworks will include digital videos, animations, illustrations, virtual and augmented reality, interactive multimedia and more. Entry is free, and light refreshments will be served.

Senior CMDC student Valerie Parrish is curating the showcase. "Students in the CMDC program have created some genius pieces that stretch the idea of what traditional digital art is," said Parrish.

The CMDC program attracts some of the most talented students in the area focusing on digital and web-based studies. "A Digital Canvas" will give them the chance to exhibit what the CMDC program is about.

About WSU Vancouver
As one of six campuses of the Washington State University system, WSU Vancouver offers big-school resources in a small-school environment. The university provides affordable, high-quality baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people and communities it serves. As the only four-year research university in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver helps drive economic growth through relationships with local businesses and industries, schools and nonprofit organizations.

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374th Basic Police Class to Graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 02/15/18 8:29 AM
The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of its 374th 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, community policing, elder abuse, drug recognition, and dozens of other subjects. Basic Police Class 374 began its training course with 40 officers and deputies on October 9, 2017.

Basic Police Class 374 will graduate at the Oregon Public Safety Academy at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE in Salem, Oregon on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with a reception immediately following the graduation. Chief Gerald Moore of the City of Salem Police Department will be the guest speaker. Officer Christopher Sobremonte of the City of Sweet Home Police Department will be the class speaker.

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training would like to invite you to join us in observing the ceremony and congratulating Basic Police #BP374 on their successful completion of basic training.

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

Graduating members of BP374:

Barry, Jeffrey
Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

Bass, Matthew R
Polk County Sheriff's Office

Baxter-Dunlap, Brady
Cottage Grove Police Department

Bell, Daniel
Marion County Sheriff's Office

Billman, Cody M
Enterprise Police Department

Bodine, Dalton
Salem Police Department

Burke, Jane D
Dallas Police Department

Canham, Christopher
Eugene Police Department

Conard, Laura
Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

Cook, Gerald M
Polk County Sheriff's Office

Craig, Preston
Lincoln City Police Department

Dalton, Christian
Marion County Sheriff's Office

Deese, Justin
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

Drumm, Christopher
Eugene Police Department

Hamlin, Brian
Salem Police Department

Hernandez, Juan Jr.
Eugene Police Department

Hudson, Michael D
Lane County Sheriff's Office

Josephson, Steven E
Jackson County Sheriff's Office

Larkin, Lisa M
Corvallis Police Department

Lay, Drew M
Lane County Sheriff's Office

Moore, Brian
Eugene Police Department

Nygren, Nicole
Roseburg Police Department

Ostby, Tyler
Gresham Police Department

Parmer, John "Colby"
Salem Police Department

Payne, Brett
Salem Police Department

Pena, Miguel
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

Pettit, Kyle
Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

Potter, David
Eugene Police Department

Russell, Justin
Eugene Police Department

Salazar, Vincennt
Salem Police Department

Shaffer, Ruby
Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

Sobremonte, Christopher
Sweet Home Police Department

Stedman, Joshua
Umatilla Tribal Police Department

Stone, Emily
Medford Police Department

Sturges, Erick W
Josephine County Sheriff's Office

Tugwell, Christopher
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

Walsh, Colin
Grants Pass Dept of Public Safety

Zepeda-Leos, Martin
Tillamook County Sheriff's Office


## Background Information on the DPSST ##

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff's Office serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, tribal, 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.

Senate confirms new leadership for Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 02/15/18 8:27 AM
(Salem) -- The Oregon State Senate confirmed Cameron Smith as director for the Department of Consumer and Business Services this week. He has served as acting director for the department since Gov. Kate Brown nominated him in December 2017.

Previously, Smith served as director of the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs, senior policy advisor to both Gov. John Kitzhaber and Gov. Ted Kulongoski, and a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, completing three tours of duty in Iraq. Smith, originally from Boston, lives with his wife and two children in Portland.

"What attracted me to join the department was our mission and the breadth and depth of our programs and policy areas," said Smith. "But more than anything, I was attracted by the stellar reputation of this team, from the front-line staff through leadership."

In one of his first official decisions as director, Smith appointed Andrew Stolfi as the state's insurance commissioner. Stolfi joined the department earlier this month to serve as the administrator for the Division of Financial Regulation.

Stolfi spent six years in Switzerland at the International Association of Insurance Supervisors, most recently serving as chief operating officer and chief counsel. Before joining the association, Stolfi served in senior management roles at the Illinois Department of Insurance.

"I have a passion for consumer protection, which makes it an honor to return to the U.S. to serve as insurance commissioner for this great state," said Stolfi. "I look forward to working with Director Smith, as well as our public and private partners to protect Oregonians' access to fair financial products and services."

Stolfi has been on the job for two weeks. He looks forward to his wife and two children joining him in Salem soon.

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About DCBS: 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.
About Oregon DFR: The Division of Financial Regulation is part of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. Visit www.dcbs.oregon.gov and www.insurance.oregon.gov.

Pints for Parkinson's Launches with a Kick Off Party Featuring Bars and Breweries from Portland and Bend
Brian Grant Foundation - 02/15/18 8:24 AM
Event kicks off a month-long fundraiser for Parkinson's Awareness Month in April to support the Brian Grant Foundation

WHAT: The Brian Grant Foundation (BGF) will host its third annual Pints for Parkinson's kick off party, launching a month-long fundraiser that supports the Brian Grant Foundation's efforts to provide tools to improve the well being of people with Parkinson's. Throughout the month of April, nearly 30 bars and breweries in Portland and Bend will sell "Pints Passports" for $25 with proceeds benefitting BGF. Purchasers can use their passports to receive ten beers at any of the participating locations.

The kick off party will feature the bars and breweries participating in Pints for Parkinson's. The party is also open to the general public to watch the Blazers game with Brian while enjoying appetizers and drinks. Attendees will also be able to pre-purchase their passports at the event. Tickets for the kick off party are available for purchase online at www.briangrant.org/pints.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Doors open at 6:00pm
Event ends at 9:00pm

WHERE: Urban Studio
935 NW Davis St.
Portland, OR 97209


WHO: Established in 2010, the Brian Grant Foundation (BGF) provides proven tools to improve the well being of people with Parkinson's. BGF's programs focus on exercise and nutrition, to help people with Parkinson's get moving, eat healthy and feel their best. For more information visit www.briangrant.org.

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PINTS FOR PARKINSON'S PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS
Portland Locations

10 Barrel: www.10barrel.com
Big Al's Beaverton: www.ilovebigals.com
Brew Cycle PDX: www.brewgrouppdx.com
Bridgeport Brewing: www.bridgeportbrew.com
Brix Tavern: www.brixtavern.com
Carlita's: www.carlitaspdx.com
Circa 33: www.circa33.com
Ecliptic Brewing: www.eclipticbrewing.com
Gigantic Brewing Company: www.giganticbrewing.com
Henry's Tavern: www.henrystavern.com
Market of Choice: www.marketofchoice.com
Occidental Brewing: www.ocidentalbrewing.com
Paddy's: www.paddys.com
Produce Row: www.producerowcafe.com
River Pig Saloon: www.riverpigsaloon.com
Schilling Cider House: www.schillingcider.com
Spirit of 77: www.spiritof77bar.com
Stormbreaker Brewing: www.stormbreakerbrewing.com
Swank & Swine: www.swankandswine.com
The Independent: www.independentpdx.com
The Rambler: www.ramblerbar.com
Von Ebert: www.vonebertbrewing.com
Widmer Brothers: www.widmerbrothers.com

Bend Locations

10 Barrel: www.10barrel.com
Atlas Cider Co.: www.atlastcider.com
Boneyard Beer: www.boneyardbeer.com
Cascade Lakes: www.cascadelakes.com
Craft Kitchen & Brewery: www.craftkitchenandbrewery.com
GoodLife Brewing: www.goodlifebrewing.com
Market of Choice: www.marketofchoice.com

Share Awarded $150,000 Grant from KMR Group Foundation
Share - 02/15/18 8:00 AM
Vancouver, WA -- Share has been awarded a $150,000 grant from KMR Group Foundation, a private nonprofit in Vancouver, to help the agency transition local families from its shelters to permanent housing.

"This three-year grant will allow Share to hire a full-time housing navigator at our family shelter, connecting our shelter clients to the resources necessary to find and acquire permanent housing," said Diane McWithey, Share executive director.

Securing permanent housing has become increasingly difficult in Southwest Washington. By adding a housing navigator, Share is joining a national trend of providing advocates to help vulnerable community members juggle the myriad of issues that might otherwise serve as roadblocks to permanent housing.

"KMR and the entire Vancouver community are keenly aware of the challenges facing local agencies working with the homeless in Clark County," said Kate Jones, KMR Group Foundation Co-Founder and President. "We've assisted Share for many years in addressing this and other issues, but felt it was time for the Foundation to focus more on the local homeless crisis. After planning with Share, I believe we've found a way to make the kind of impact that can make a real difference in the lives of families in our community."

KMR and Share have been partners for more than 20 years. Last year alone, KMR provided nearly 2,000 Essential Packs filled with hats, gloves and everyday necessities. The foundation is also involved with Share's Backpack Program, which provides healthy food for school-aged children, as well as providing funding for Share's move to the Fromhold Center in 2013.

About KMR Group Foundation:
Kate Jones and Marty Rifkin, philanthropists and husband and wife, started KMR Group Foundation in Vancouver, Wash., with a mission to help people in our community. KMR's dedicated team commits their time and energy to giving underserved children and adults of all ages an equal opportunity for success with the creation and sponsorship of innovative programs as well as academic scholarships. Their hope is to help educate and support the lives of people in the community.

About Share
Share was founded in 1979 with the goal of caring for the homeless and hungry in the greater Vancouver area. Share operates three shelters for the homeless, a transitional housing program, Lincoln Place (a 30-unit Housing First model apartment complex), a street outreach program, including a Day Center, a Housing & Essential Needs (HEN) program, provides case management to clients and provides daily meals for the homeless and low-income members of our community. Share also operates a summer meals program for low-income children and a backpack program benefitting 1,750+ children at 97 schools to provide food for weekends to children receiving free or reduced-fee lunches. Additionally, Share offers financial programs that incorporate financial education and matched dollars for savings; these programs are designed to assist in the improvement of credit scores and financial management. For more information on Share, visit our Web site at www.sharevancouver.org.

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UPDATE #2: Suspect Arrested During Wednesday Evening Tactical Incident Identified (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 02/15/18 7:07 AM
David Sanders
David Sanders
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The suspect that was taken into custody by members of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) on Wednesday evening has been identified as 28-year-old David Sanders.

Sanders was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm (two counts), Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (two counts), Possession of an Illegal Weapon, Possession of a Loaded Weapon (two counts), Attempt to Elude by Vehicle (three counts), Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle (three counts), Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle (three counts), Fail to Perform the Duty of a Driver - Property Damage, Reckless Driving (three counts), Identity Theft (three counts), Identity Theft (two counts), Forgery in the First Degree, Provide False Information to a Peace Officer, Reckless Endangering, Interfere with a Peace Officer (two counts), Attempt to Elude on Foot, as well as additional charges.

Anyone with information about David Sanders should contact the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gang Enforcement Team at 503-823-4106.

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The wanted suspect that officers observed entering a residence in the 5900 block of Northeast 12th Avenue has been taken into custody.

Officers established a perimeter around the residence and members of the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) attempted multiple methods to communicate with the suspect for approximately three and one half hours in an attempt to get the suspect to surrender.

Members of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) took the suspect into custody.

Roadways in the area will reopen in the next thirty minutes.

The shelter in place order for the residents in the 5900 block of Northeast 12th Avenue has been removed.

The suspect's name and charges will be released once he is lodged in the Multnomah County Jail. Updates will provided during the morning of Thursday, February 15, 2018.

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On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at 5:20 p.m., Gang Enforcement Team officers observed a wanted subject enter a residence in the 5900 block of Northeast 12th Avenue.

Officers with the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gang Enforcement Team requested North Precinct officers respond to assist in contacting the wanted subject that entered the house. The subject is believed to be inside the residence and has not exited the location after officers have provided directions to come outside.

Based on the warrant information and past criminal behavior of the wanted suspect, a supervisor at the location has requested assistance from specially trained officers to respond. Members of the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) were called to the location to assist with contacting and arresting the wanted suspect.

Officers have formed a perimeter around the house and there does not appear to be a danger to the community. However, houses directly next to the house occupied by the wanted suspects may be evacuated for their safety.

Traffic will be closed on Northeast Ainsworth Street from Northeast 11th Avenue and Northeast 13th Avenue. Northeast 12th Avenue will be closed from Northeast Holman Street to Northeast Jarrett Street during this police investigation.

The Public Information Officer is responding. Interested media should respond to Northeast 10th Avenue and Northeast Ainsworth Street.

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Attached Media Files: David Sanders

Wed. 02/14/18
Missing and Endangered 4-Year Old Boy from Washington Located
Oregon State Police - 02/14/18 9:46 PM
On Wednesday February 14, 2018 at about 7:45p.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers were alerted to kidnapping out of Battle Ground, Washington, involving a 4-year old boy taken by an estranged relative suffering from a mental health crisis.

The vehicle was located on Interstate 5 near mile post 244 in Marion County by an OSP -- Salem Sergeant and a Linn County Deputy.

OSP Troopers, Linn County Deputies and Marion County Deputies were able to safely remove the child from the car and the female was taken into custody without incident. The investigation is ongoing and the child has been returned to family.

Further inquiries regarding the Kidnapping case should contact the Battle Ground Police Department. Contact Info: Bonnie Gilberti at 360-342-5342 or by email Bonnie.gilberti@cityofbg.org

Previous Press Releases from Battle Ground Police Department:
BATTLE GROUND POLICE DEPARTMENT SEEKING PUBLIC'S HELP TO LOCATE MISSING AND ENDANGERED 4-YEAR OLD BOY (PHOTO)

News Release from City of Battle Ground
Posted on FlashAlert: February 14th, 2018 8:36 PM
Downloadable file: Similar Car
Downloadable file: Aziel
Downloadable file: Bilyk
Update: The child has been found, is safe, and in custody of the Oregon State Police. His family has been notified and plans to reunite with the child are being arranged.

The Battle Ground Police Department thanks the public for the tips
that led to a quick resolution and the safe return of the child.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Battle Ground, WA - An Endangered Missing Person Advisory has been issued at the request of the Battle Ground Police Department to locate a missing 4-year old boy, Aziel Belza of Battle Ground.

Aziel was taken from his Battle Ground home by family relative, Lyubob Bilyk, at approximately 2:04 pm this afternoon. The boy was sitting in an unattended car when Bylik took the vehicle without permission. Bilyk did not have authority or permission from the boy's mother to take him, or the car, from the residence. Police have reason to believe the child may be in danger.

Police officers also believe Bilyk has traveled south into Oregon and may be in the Eugene, OR area. She is driving a taupe/gold 2002 Toyota Camry 4-door with WA plates 652XVU. The car has damage on the driver's side back door. (Picture of a similar car -- not the suspect car - is attached).

Bilyk is a 34-year old female, , is 5'7" tall, 125 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. 4-year old Aziel is 3'6" tall, weighs 32 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Lyubob Bilyk, Aziel Belza,or the described vehicle are asked to contact the Battle Ground Police Department at 360-342-5345.

Contact Info:
Bonnie Gilberti
Contact: 360-342-5342
bonnie.gilberti@cityofbg.org

Battle Ground Police Department seeking public's help to locate missing and endangered 4-year old boy (Photo)
City of Battle Ground - 02/14/18 8:36 PM
Similar Car
Similar Car
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Update: The child has been found, is safe, and in custody of the Oregon State Police. His family has been notified and plans to reunite with the child are being arranged.

The Battle Ground Police Department thanks the public for the tips
that led to a quick resolution and the safe return of the child.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Battle Ground, WA - An Endangered Missing Person Advisory has been issued at the request of the Battle Ground Police Department to locate a missing 4-year old boy, Aziel Belza of Battle Ground.

Aziel was taken from his Battle Ground home by family relative, Lyubob Bilyk, at approximately 2:04 pm this afternoon. The boy was sitting in an unattended car when Bylik took the vehicle without permission. Bilyk did not have authority or permission from the boy's mother to take him, or the car, from the residence. Police have reason to believe the child may be in danger.

Police officers also believe Bilyk has traveled south into Oregon and may be in the Eugene, OR area. She is driving a taupe/gold 2002 Toyota Camry 4-door with WA plates 652XVU. The car has damage on the driver's side back door. (Picture of a similar car -- not the suspect car - is attached).

Bilyk is a 34-year old female, DOB 12-4-83, is 5'7" tall, 125 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. 4-year old Aziel is 3'6" tall, weighs 32 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Lyubob Bilyk, Aziel Belza,or the described vehicle are asked to contact the Battle Ground Police Department at 360-342-5345.



Attached Media Files: Similar Car , Aziel , Bilyk